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This type of diet may prevent dementia

Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure. [Source]

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Analysis: This GOP bill could spawn 50 new health care debates

The catchphrase underpinning the latest last-ditch Republican push to overhaul Obamacare is "flexibility."

Analysis: This quote sums up the entire GOP's effort to end Obamacare

When Iowa reporters asked Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday about the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, his answer was remarkable and revealing.


BRIEF-Audentes Therapeutics commences dosing of first patient in phase 1/2 trial of AT132 for the treatment of x-linked myotubular myopathy

* Audentes Therapeutics announces dosing of first patient in ASPIRO, a phase 1/2 clinical trial of AT132 for the treatment of X-linked myotubular myopathy


Futures flat after Fed signals third rate hike this year

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it could raise interest rates for the third time this year despite low inflation and disclosed plans to shrink its balance sheet.

Equifax Inc

Someone Made a Fake Equifax Site. Then Equifax Linked to It.

A software engineer created a fake version of the website to draw attention to the weak security of the real one. Phishers could easily do the same.

Living through two hurricanes has been biggest ordeal

Living through hurricanes Irma and Maria has been the toughest ordeal my boyfriend, Nate, and I have ever been through.

This is Mexico City before the quake and after

Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude quake has killed at least 225 people in central Mexico and turned dozens of buildings into dust and debris. The temblor rattled the country's capital, Mexico City, and came exactly 32 years after a devastating quake killed an estimated 9,500 people in and around the city in 1985.


Wall St. falls after Fed signals another rate hike this year

(Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes were lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled that it expects another rate hike by year end and disclosed timing for reducing its balance sheet.


US STOCKS-Wall St falls after Fed signals another rate hike this year

* Indexes down: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.36 pct, Nasdaq 0.66 pct (Updates to late afternoon, adds commentary, changes byline)

This is what happens when gender roles are forced on kids

A new study suggests that across countries and income levels boys and girls enter their teens ingrained with damaging gender stereotypes that could have lasting impacts.

Refugees and Displaced Persons

For Refugee Chefs, This Meal Is a Business Card

A food and arts festival aims to help migrants and asylum seekers build professional networks and foster better understanding of displaced people.


U.S. expects Madoff $4 billion fund payout to start this year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government expects this year to begin payouts from a $4 billion fund for Bernard Madoff's victims, ending their nearly nine-year wait to begin recouping losses from his...


Saudi university to dismiss suspected Brotherhood-linked academics

RIYADH (Reuters) - A large Saudi public university announced it would dismiss employees suspected of ties to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, adding to concerns that the government is clamping down on its critics in academia and beyond.


Wal-Mart to give more hours to current staff this holiday season

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it would not hire temporary workers this holiday season and would instead offer the extra hours to its current employees.

Mexico had 2 major quakes this month. Here's why

For the second time in two weeks, a powerful earthquake struck Mexico, toppling buildings, cracking highways and killing hundreds of people.


Trial opens for American in Islamic State-linked police beheading plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to behead police officers in an effort to help Islamic State was due in court on Wednesday for the start of his trial on charges including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism.

It's been called the 'Hawaii of China,' but it may be the new Dubai

The dancing begins almost as soon as the sun sets on Sanya, in southern Hainan.


It Might Have Been a Masterpiece, but Now It’s a Cautionary Tale

A disputed Mondrian passed unchecked around some important art institutions as though it were the real thing.

How iconic 'Whose streets? Our streets!' chant has been co-opted

Analysis: No American President has spoken to the world like this

News and News Media

This New G.O.P. Publication Looks a Lot Like a News Website

The Free Telegraph is funded by the Republican Governors Association, which dismissed criticism that the website amounted to “propaganda.”

Puerto Rico had half as many people the last time it faced a hurricane this bad

If Maria's track holds, Puerto Rico will take a direct hit.

'SNL' is staying live coast to coast this season

This pension fund is now worth $1 trillion

Norway's giant pension fund is now worth over $1 trillion. Yes, 1 followed by 12 zeros.

Fluoride exposure linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.

The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away

It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade.


Motorcycling: Rossi not ruling out return in Spain this weekend

(Reuters) - Italian great Valentino Rossi has not ruled out a return to MotoGP in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his right leg, after getting back on a bike for some test laps on Monday.


BRIEF-Allstate says Gregg Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco has been elected to co's board of directors

* Allstate Corp - Gregg M. Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco Inc, has been elected to Allstate’s board of directors, effective October 1


UPDATE 2-UK's May to press Trump this week on Boeing/Bombardier dispute

OTTAWA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would press U.S. President Donald Trump this week about a trade challenge by Boeing Co that could endanger thousands of aerospace jobs in Northern Ireland.


UPDATE 1-Britain's May says will press Trump this week on Bombardier/Boeing row

OTTAWA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would press U.S. President Donald Trump this week about a trade challenge by Boeing Co that could endanger thousands of aerospace jobs in Northern Ireland.


UK's May says will press Trump this week on Bombardier/Boeing spat

OTTAWA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would press U.S. President Donald Trump this week about a trade challenge by Boeing Co that could endanger thousands of Bombardier Inc jobs in Northern Ireland.

Opinion: I hope Trump didn't watch this year's Emmys

Ever hear anybody use #EmmySoWhite as a social media handle? Me neither. And, especially after last night's 69th annual rendition, you never will, not in this time continuum.

Why you should care about this bill

The Senate is set to move forward with its version of the annual defense policy bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act -- marking the latest step for a key piece of legislation that has been passed by Congress for 55 straight years.

Maria is expected to get stronger in a hurry as it takes aim at the Caribbean islands devastated by Irma

Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago.

United States International Relations

What We’re Watching at This Year’s United Nations General Assembly

North Korea, Iran, Myanmar, Climate Change. Oh, and Donald J. Trump.


'This Is Us,' Stranger Things' stars arrive early for Emmys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jane Fonda, comedians James Corden and Samantha Bee and the young cast of supernatural mystery "Stranger Things" walked the Emmy red carpet on Sunday ahead of a ceremony expected to crown a slew of new television stars.


UPDATE 1-'This Is Us,' Stranger Things' stars arrive early for Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Jane Fonda, comedians James Corden and Samantha Bee and the young cast of supernatural mystery "Stranger Things" walked the Emmy red carpet on Sunday ahead of a ceremony expected to crown a slew of new television stars.


South Korea says Moon and Trump agree on need for stronger North Korea sanctions

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to exert stronger pressure through sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear and missile tests, South Korea's presidential office said following a telephone call between the two leaders on Sunday.

Democrats are pulling their hair out over this

Sitting atop the Frazier History Museum in downtown Louisville on Monday morning was the who's who of Kentucky's legal community, all gathered to witness the investiture of John Kenneth Bush, President Donald Trump's latest appointee to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


This Season, Western Wildfires Are Close By and Running Free

Extreme fire behavior — difficult to predict and dangerous to fight — has been the watchword for the year. And these fires are menacing more lives and property.


California bill to wean power sector off fossil fuels dies for this year

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 16 (Reuters) - A long-shot plan to wean California's power sector entirely off fossil fuels by 2045 was put on hold until 2018 on Saturday, as lawmakers recessed for the year without hearing the measure.


'The Wolf of Wall Street' producer settles U.S. suit linked to Malaysian fund

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The movie company that made "The Wolf of Wall Street", and was co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister's step son, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.


Pakistan army pushed political role for militant-linked groups

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A new Pakistani political party controlled by an Islamist with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head is backing a candidate in a by-election on Sunday, in what a former senior army officer says is a key step in a military-proposed plan to mainstream militant groups.

Salmonella outbreaks linked to papayas

Salmonella outbreaks linked to Maradol papayas from Mexico have sickened 235 people in 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Seventy-eight people have been hospitalized, and two people, one from New York and one from California, have died.

This is what happens when one party controls everything

Both Donald Trump and Barack Obama enjoyed unified government for their first eight months as president -- but one-party control hasn't meant the same thing in 2017 as it did in 2009.

Bodega box founders say sorry and other stuff that happened this week

It's been a long week. So, let's take a look back at a sweet moment in Florida, what got the Internet fired up and what happens when a monkey takes a selfie. Here's the lighter side of the news and this is a politics free zone.

This demand by Trump could throw a wrench into DACA talks

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted a new requirement of any immigration deal -- and it could throw a wrench in negotiations on how to protect young undocumented immigrants in limbo.

United States Politics and Government

Tax Overhaul to Be Unveiled This Month May Be Less Than Advertised

Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah warned that a tax overhaul promised for the week of Sept. 25 may be only “guidance” or “signposts” for tax legislation.


Macy's to hire more temp workers for online ops this holiday season

(Reuters) - This holiday season Macy's Inc will employ more workers at its distribution and warehouses to support its online business as it operates 70 fewer stores compared to last year.


BRIEF-Macy's to hire 80,000 temporary employees this holiday season - spokesperson

* Macy's to hire 80,000 temporary employees this holiday season - Macy's spokesperson

'We've had bigger storms than this,' Trump says

When asked by reporters if the recent major hurricanes have changed his view on climate change, President Trump said "we've had bigger storms than this."

Senate candidate suggested 9/11 might have been God's punishment

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore suggested earlier this year that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks might have happened because the US had distanced itself from God.


Kaspersky Lab co-founder invited to testify to Congress later this month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, was invited on Thursday to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of its products.

Want to change minds? Try this

During a 2015 debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, was asked to comment about his rival Donald Trump's assertion that autism was linked to childhood vaccines.


Support for German SPD slumps to lowest this year: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) has slumped to its lowest level this year just 10 days before an election in which conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set win a fourth term, a poll showed on Thursday.


BRIEF-Weyerhaeuser says all lands in Western Montana have been reopened to public access

* Says effective immediately all lands in Western Montana have been reopened to public access


Happy music linked to creative thinking

(Reuters Health) - Listening to happy music while working may spark the kind of divergent thinking that’s associated with creativity and problem solving, a recent study in the Netherlands suggests.

This was paradise. Now it's a pile of debris

Residents of St. John, US Virgin Islands are returning home and cleaning up, following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. CNN's Isa Soares reports.

Delays (Transportation)

Subway Commutes Snarled Again, This Time by Debris on the Tracks

Debris at a Manhattan station set off delays on multiple lines as trains were stuck, and passengers resigned themselves to waiting in transit limbo.


BRIEF-Magna Terra Minerals Inc says ‍common shares have been accepted for trading on Bolsa De Comercio De Santiago​

* Magna Terra Minerals Inc - ‍common shares have been accepted for trading on Bolsa De Comercio De Santiago​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

United States Politics and Government

Trump Contradicts Democrats, Says No Deal on ‘Dreamers’ Has Been Made

President Trump said there would need to be a larger agreement on border security for any deal on young undocumented immigrants.


UK terrorism arrests soar to record level after attacks this year

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people arrested in Britain on suspicion of terrorism offences rocketed by 68 percent in the last year to the highest figure on record during a period when the country suffered four deadly attacks, figures showed on Thursday.


Finnish aid worker kidnapped in Kabul has been released: ministry

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in May has been released, the foreign ministry in Helsinki said on Thursday.

Clinton: 'If I had been elected ...'

Hillary Clinton spoke openly about the US political climate in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. These are some of the most notable moments.

N Koreans: Sanctions make us stronger

CNN's Will Ripley speaks to North Koreans about the latest round of UN sanctions.

Single payer is the fight Democrats have been waiting for

Sen. Bernie Sanders is making a big move to push for "Medicare for All." His plan would gradually expand the health care plan originally enacted in Lyndon Johnson's presidency, with new portions of the population being brought in incrementally over a four-year period. The legislation has 15 co-sponsors, including some high-profile Democrats like Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, who believe this is the best solution to our nation's health care problems.

Irma destroyed this ocean-front house

CNN's John Berman looks at a house in Big Pine Key, Florida, that was completely destroyed after Hurricane Irma blew through the island.

United States Politics and Government

Republican Plan for New Tax Code to Be Unveiled This Month

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee plans an ambitious timeline to overhaul the tax code, with a first look coming the week of Sept. 25.

This is how to get smart about crime


Exclusive: Scandal-hit Vietnam official had been cleared by previous government

(Reuters) - A former Vietnamese official who Germany says was kidnapped in Berlin to face charges in Hanoi over financial losses at a state construction firm had been cleared of wrongdoing by the previous government, according to documents seen by Reuters.


Greece says to grant permits for Eldorado Gold's Olympias project this week

ATHENS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Greece will grant Canada's Eldorado Gold outstanding permits for its Olympias project this week, its Energy Minister George Stathakis said on Wednesday.

New York Fashion Week

You Won’t Find This Runway on the Fashion Week Calendar

On the first official night of New York Fashion Week, a show put on by homeless youth demonstrated the power of design.


Congress revisits Obamacare, this time with a bipartisan twist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress was wrestling with healthcare again on Tuesday, as lawmakers from both parties considered some approaches beyond simply repealing and replacing Obamacare.


Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death

(Reuters Health) - Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who don’t take hormones, a new study suggests.


BRIEF-Heat Biologics been granted type C meeting with FDA

* Heat Biologics- ‍been granted type C meeting with FDA; to discuss registrational pathway for non-small cell lung cancer trial with HS-110 in combination with Bristol Myers' opdivo Source text: ( Further company coverage:


U.S. Senate may vote this week to add penalties for sex traffic sites: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate may vote as soon as Tuesday on a bipartisan proposal that would make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, according to four sources familiar with the matter.


US Senate may vote this week to add penalties for sex traffic sites -sources

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate may vote as soon as Tuesday on a bipartisan proposal that would make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, according to four sources familiar with the matter.


AbbVie says deaths in arthritis trial not linked to drug

(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said on Monday two patients died in a late-stage trial of its rheumatoid arthritis drug but that the deaths were not linked to the drug, which met the study's main goals.


UPDATE 2-AbbVie says deaths in arthritis trial not linked to drug

Sept 11 (Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said on Monday two patients died in a late-stage trial of its rheumatoid arthritis drug but that the deaths were not linked to the drug, which met the study's main goals.

Where the storm has been and where it's going

Packing winds of 130 mph, Hurricane Irma blasted Florida over the weekend, first making landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm. The storm made a second landfall hours later as a Category 3 storm on Marco Island, a city and barrier island off Florida's southwest coast, before weakening again.

This high-ranking GOP senator considers calling it quits

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the influential chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee who was once considered for a spot in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, is weighing whether to call it quits next year.

Disaster relief, defense spending: Congress has a lot to do this week

Lawmakers scrambled out of Washington last week ahead of Hurricane Irma's landfall in Florida -- but not before passing billions in emergency funding for FEMA to help the agency respond to Irma and Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas and Louisiana last month.


High-speed 4G mobile internet to come into effect in Egypt this month: minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's telecoms operators will begin offering high-speed 4G mobile broadband services in September, the telecoms minister said on Monday.

Hurricane Irma (2017)

Hurricane Irma Linked to Climate Change? For Some, a Very ‘Insensitive’ Question.

Scientists are concerned that Trump administration officials are sidestepping questions about climate change after two major hurricanes.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Florida Is No Stranger to Hurricanes, but This Is Different

As Hurricane Irma made landfall twice on Sunday and drove up the Gulf Coast, Floridians were left with hardly anywhere to hide.


Trump on Hurricane Irma: 'This is some big monster'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called Hurricane Irma "some big monster" as it battered the Florida coast, saying he wants to go to the state very soon and praising emergency officials for their efforts to protect people.


In sunny Monte Carlo, insurers tally hurricane costs

MONACO (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma battered Florida on Sunday, the cream of the insurance world -- gathered under the Mediterranean sun in Monte Carlo -- was assessing the costs of the storm for the global industry.

United States Politics and Government

Why Ryan, Undercut by Trump, May Actually Emerge Stronger

In a trying week, Speaker Paul D. Ryan took shots from his unruly House conservatives, but he deftly channeled their anger onto the Trump administration.

This is what South Florida looks like now

South Floridians woke up Sunday to Hurricane Irma as the monster storm made landfall in the Florida Keys, downing trees and hurling street signs and debris.


Gyllenhaal taps courage of Boston bombing survivor for 'Stronger'

TORONTO (Reuters) - Jake Gyllenhaal put his "heart and soul" into "Stronger", a film about Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and in the process found inspiration and a special kinship with Bauman.

Reporter in Cuba: This is tragic

Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands. CNN's Patrick Oppmann has more.

Mom in shelter: It's been a long 24 hours

Beth Martincic speaks with CNN's Don Lemon about staying in a shelter with her 3-month-old baby during Hurricane Irma.

This app is a beginner's guide to the stock market


Common ovarian cyst condition linked with higher diabetes risk

Reuters Health - Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are four times more likely than women without the condition to develop type 2 diabetes and to be diagnosed at an earlier age, according to a large study in Denmark.


Ex-restaurateur linked to NYPD probe gets five years for Ponzi scheme

(Reuters) - A former Manhattan restaurant owner was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to running a $12 million Ponzi scheme, in a case linked to a federal corruption investigation of the New York Police Department.


BRIEF-Sojitz is likely to beat net profit target this fiscal year - Nikkei‍​

* Sojitz is likely to beat its net profit target this fiscal year - Nikkei‍​


'Ghost boats' drop Tunisian migrants onto sunny Italian tourist beaches

ROME (Reuters) - The figures jumping from a small boat into the clear shallow waters and running ashore on an Italian beach look like troops practicing a D-Day-style landing, but this is no drill, and these are not soldiers.

Mrs. Obama channels Beyoncé and other things that happened this week

This week gave us a roaming tiger and pink chocolate, and we discovered the fountain of youth. See what else happened this week.

Analysis: Two things this week that should really worry Republicans

Amid the wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Irma and President Donald Trump's stunning debt ceiling deal with Democrats, you almost certainly never heard these two names: Charlie Dent and Dave Reichert.

No one wants to admit this about Brexit

It's been more than five months since the formal start of negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU -- and progress so far has been painfully slow.

Hoffman, Reid Garrett

Using Silicon Valley Tactics, LinkedIn’s Founder Is Working to Blunt Trump

Reid Hoffman, who founded LinkedIn, is funding groups to create a bulwark against Mr. Trump’s agenda. Whether his start-up approach is effective is unclear.


UPDATE 1-Stronger euro puts brake on European shares

* Banks back up after four sessions in the red (Adds analyst comments, more corporate news)

Irma left massive damage in its wake as it headed toward Florida, where it may hit Miami this weekend


Stronger euro continues to hold back European shares

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - European shares opened lower on Friday across all major bourses and sectors, failing to get support from rather quiet trading sessions in Asia and Wall Street, and as the euro's rally continues to hurt appetite for regional stocks.


This is 40: Brady struggles in Patriots season opener

(Reuters) - Tom Brady lacked his usual dominance in his first game as a 40-year-old, failing to throw a touchdown pass as his New England Patriots fell 42-27 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL's season opener on Thursday.


BRIEF-Prize Mining says exercise price of 7.1 mln share purchase warrants issued on April 11 has been reduced from $0.75 to $0.50 per share

* Exercise price of 7.1 million share purchase warrants originally issued on April 11, 2017 has been reduced from $0.75 to $0.50 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)


UPDATE 3-Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage

CHICAGO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt.


Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt.


UPDATE 2-Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage

CHICAGO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt.

EPA chief: This isn't the time to talk climate change

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNN in an interview about Hurricane Irma on Thursday that the time to talk about climate change isn't now.

You can honor 9/11 victims by doing this

In recent days, two hurricanes exposed mother nature's worst and human nature's best. In Texas, Louisiana and Florida, strangers are helping strangers as beleaguered communities stand strong. That spirit of service tends to shine through in America during troubled times.


Monsanto seeks to end Arkansas ban on herbicide linked to crop damage

CHICAGO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co pushed Arkansas on Thursday to allow farmers to spray crops with the company's dicamba herbicide, linked to damage on plants across the U.S. farm belt.

FEMA could run out of cash this weekend

As Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is on the brink of running out of cash for disaster relief and could be in the red by the end of the week.


All American women's semis kick off on sunny day

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four American women will play in the semi-finals at the U.S. Open for the first time since 1981, ensuring an American champion will be crowed in Flushing Meadows after Saturday's final.

More on 'This is Sex' with CNN's Lisa Ling

Tech leaders call on Facebook to release Russia-linked ads

Here's what we do and don't know so far about Facebook's Russia problem.


House Speaker Ryan expects tax plan this fall: NYT interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he expects to unveil a proposal for overhauling the federal tax code this fall and to get legislation passed by the end of the year that includes a lower corporate tax rate.


Israel hits Syrian site said to be linked to chemical weapons

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel attacked a military site in Syria's Hama province early on Thursday, the Syrian army said, and a war monitoring group said the target could be linked to chemical weapons production.

A country divided: This bridge will bring it together

Proboscis monkeys, flying foxes, waterfalls, and sunrise canopy walks -- the remote region of Temburong, in Brunei, is a natural wonderland.

Sen. Menendez prosecutor: This is what bribery looks like

As he walked into the federal courthouse in New Jersey, Sen. Bob Menendez became emotional.

Gov. Rick Scott says Irma is bigger and stronger than Hurricane Andrew that devastated state 25 years ago


Sunny forecast for Cowboys despite uncertainty over Elliott

(Reuters) - Despite the cloud over Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and his possible six-game suspension, the forecast is still sunny for America's Team heading into the 2017 NFL season.


Critic's Notebook: Fringe Festival? Not This Summer. Fringe Spirit? Definitely.

A plantation-set adaptation of “The Cherry Orchard” and a scatological monologue are visceral reminders of theater’s power to unsettle.

Meghan Markle on Prince Harry: 'This is our time'

Meghan Markle has spoken publicly for the first time about her relationship with Britain's Prince Harry in an interview with Vanity Fair.


Solar storms linked to beaching of sperm whales in North Sea

LONDON (Reuters) - The mass beachings of sperm whales in countries around the North Sea last year could have been due to solar storms, German scientists have said.


Italy investigates malaria death of child who had not been abroad

ROME (Reuters) - A four-year old girl has died of a severe form of malaria contracted in Italy, where the disease is supposed to have been eradicated years ago nearly half a century ago.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Is This What Climate Change Looks Like?

Tuesday: A wild weather weekend, the problem with American Indian place names in Yosemite, and a sprawling arts initiative across Southern California.


Exclusive: EPA eyes limits for agricultural chemical linked to crop damage

(Reuters) - The U.S. environmental agency is considering banning sprayings of the agricultural herbicide dicamba after a set deadline next year, according to state officials advising the agency on its response to crop damage linked to the weed killer.

Florida declares emergency as 'dangerous' Hurricane Irma gets stronger

Hurricane Irma, the Category 4 storm, is expected to slam the Caribbean and possibly the US mainland this week.


Malta-based charity group suspends Mediterranean migrant rescues

ROME (Reuters) - A Malta-based humanitarian group that has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean for three years said on Monday it was suspending operations after months of rising tensions with Italian and Libyan authorities.


Federer, Nadal in action on sunny day at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blue skies and bright sunshine greeted fans at the U.S. Open on Monday, where world number one Rafa Nadal and third seed Roger Federer were scheduled to play under an open roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.


BRIEF-Public storage says all 115 properties closed due to Hurricane Harvey been reopened​

* All 115 properties previously closed due to severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Harvey have been reopened​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

A royal baby will make the world's greatest brand even stronger

McCain may have signaled what Trump is up against this fall


Romania to hold same-sex marriage referendum this autumn: ruling party leader

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s ruling Social Democrats hope to organize this autumn a referendum to restrict the constitutional definition of family, which would effectively rule out the possibility of legalizing same-sex marriage, party leader Liviu Dragnea said on Saturday.

Immigrant dad held 6 months in detention: 'This is my country, too'

Dragons, good Samaritans and an asteroid: What happened this week

This week gave us good Samaritans, dragons and an asteroid. Let's look back at what else happened this week.


Trump: decision on immigrant children coming Friday or this weekend

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who is considering ending a program that allowed young immigrants who came to the United States with their parents illegally to stay in the country, said he would have a decision on the issue later on Friday or over the weekend.

Pay with your face at this KFC

Paying for food at one KFC restaurant in China just got a lot more personal.

United States Politics and Government

Republicans Want to Sideline This Regulator. But It May Be Too Popular.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has collected nearly $12 billion for 29 million consumers in refunds and canceled debts. Will it be defanged?


BRIEF-Eastgroup Properties says Donald Colleran has been elected to board

* Eastgroup properties announces Donald F. Colleran as director


Hamilton says he will extend Mercedes deal this year

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says he has his Formula One future mapped out and will sign a contract extension with Mercedes later this year.


When should you retire? Consult this checklist of questions

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The question sounds simple, but it is tough to answer: At what age should you retire?

Is this the future of money?

French designer Jade Dalloul conjures up a future where the likes of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have become the new Darwins and Franklins.


Maria Sharapova, With No Tears This Time, Advances to Third Round

After Monday’s emotional return to tennis following a doping ban, Sharapova won a second-round match against Timea Babos of Hungary in three sets.

Baldwin: When it matters, this country comes together

CNN's Brooke Baldwin reflects on a month that began with violence in Charlottesville and ended with compassion in Houston.


Flame retardants linked to infertility in women

(Reuters Health) - Women with high concentrations of common flame retardants in their urine may have a hard time getting pregnant and carrying a baby to term, a recent study suggests.


Earlier drinking by teens linked to earlier sex

(Reuters Health) - Teens who start drinking at younger ages are more likely to have their first sexual encounter earlier than others, according to a new study.

Uber's new CEO: 'This company has to change'

Joel Osteen responds to critics: Church has always been open

Pastor Joel Osteen has opened the doors of his megachurch in Houston to evacuees and wants Harvey survivors to know the space is available, he told CNN on Wednesday morning.

This chart shows why Trump's Arpaio pardon was unusual

It was an atypical pardon from an atypical president.

Holland has solved this problem; why can't the US?

A dozen years ago, when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, I was out of the country, watching the wrenching images from Amsterdam, a city that sits almost seven feet below sea level, in a country that has endured more than its share of death and destruction from raging storms.


More Than 1,000 Died in South Asia Floods This Summer

Flooding and landslides resulting from monsoon rains have directly affected at least 41 million people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, the United Nations says.


BRIEF-Scotiabank says Canada business outlook has improved this year

* Scotiabank canada banking head says canada outlook has got consistently better since january/february Further company coverage: (Reporting by Matt Scuffham)

Katrina survivor flees floodwaters again, this time in Texas

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the ongoing flooding in Houston have already drawn comparisons to Hurricane Katrina.

This is Houston. Then and now.

Tropical Storm Harvey tore through Houston, dumping record rain, swelling bayous and leaving the nation's fourth-largest city under water. It will take a while for the full extent of the devastation to become clear. But these photographs capture what the vibrant city looked like before -- and what it looks like now.

This country has a serious gambling problem

This Obama photo, doing the rounds after Harvey, is actually from 2015

A picture purporting to show former President Barack Obama helping serve meals in Houston, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey was shared thousands of times on Twitter this weekend. The photograph, however, is two years old and was taken at a homeless shelter in Washington during Thanksgiving.

'This is a landmark event'

Floyd Mayweather says this was his final fight

In a result that shocked few, Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor by technical knockout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

'This is my last one to ride out,' Rockport resident says

Hurricane Harvey slammed directly into the coastal Texas city Rockport overnight, knocking down trees and signs, bending utility poles in half like toothpicks, and blowing out the windows of police cars.

Shutdowns (Institutional)

Fair Game: Shut Down the Government, and This Time, Investors Will Care

Wall Street has come to take Washington’s disruptions in stride. But this week’s jitters were generated not by Congress but by the White House.

What else happened this week? Snakes, beefs and total totality

We kicked off the week with a total eclipse but that was not all. We had snakes, beefs and a whole lot of other stuff. Here's what happened outside the world of politics.

Can you remember what happened this week? Take the quiz!

Opinion: President Trump, this is not a rehearsal

Hurricane Harvey is destined to be the first major homeland security and emergency management crisis the Trump administration has faced. And, ironically, it is at this moment that President Donald Trump will be judged on how well he lets a bureaucracy he so often maligns or denigrates actually do its job.


Yellen: Financial rules have made economy stronger, changes should be 'modest'

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo (Reuters) - Reforms put in place after the 2007 to 2009 crisis have strengthened the financial system without impeding economic growth, and any future changes should remain modest, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday in her fullest defense yet of the rules put in place after the Great Recession.

Night Wolves

Inside a Putin-Linked Biker Club — And Its Combat School

As skirmishes in Ukraine continue, the Night Wolves — a Russian motorcycle club that is on friendly terms with President Vladimir V. Putin — is running a combat training center just a few hours away.


Brazil ferry capsizes, at least 22 dead in second accident this week: media

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A ferry carrying 129 passengers capsized in Brazil's coastal state of Bahia on Thursday, killing at least 22 people, the country's second fatal maritime accident this week, according to local media reports.

This moment helped Trump become the world's most powerful person


Trump says U.S. debt ceiling 'mess' could have been avoided

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday congressional leaders could have avoided a legislative "mess" if they had heeded his advice on raising the U.S. debt ceiling, renewing criticism of fellow Republicans whose support he needs to advance his policy agenda.


Trump says debt ceiling 'mess' could have been avoided: Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Thursday that a legislative "mess" could have been avoided if Republican congressional leaders had followed his advice to tie debt ceiling legislation to a veterans affairs bill.

Ready, set, tears: 'This Is Us' Season 2 is upon us!

Ready, set, tears.

This bill could turn your city into the Wild West

New York's turnaround on violent crime has improved the lives of all New Yorkers. In 1990, there were more than 2,000 murders in our city. Last year, there were 335. Our safe streets have subsequently enabled an economic resurgence that has proven especially beneficial to real estate developers like President Donald J. Trump.


At least 30 dead as air strike hits hotel in Yemen: Houthis

DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed in an air strike that hit a hotel north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, the armed Houthi movement said.


METALS-London metals consolidate on stronger dollar ahead of Jackson Hole

MELBOURNE, Aug 23 (Reuters) - London metals slipped on Wednesday as the dollar stood tall ahead of a meeting of global central bankers at Jackson Hole in the United States later in the week. FUNDAMENTALS * LONDON COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had slipped 0.6 percent to $6,542 a tonne by 0216 GMT, after ending little changed in the previous session, when prices touched their highest since November 2014 at $6,649 a tonne. * SHANGHAI COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange c


Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisis may be tainted -filing

NEW YORK, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A federal indictment against Wilmington Trust Corp and four former executives for allegedly hiding soured loans may need to be dismissed if it was obtained through false grand jury testimony, lawyers for the defendants said on Tuesday.

Study: High doses of this vitamin tied to cancer

Men who took high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements had a higher risk of lung cancer, and the association was highest among current smokers, according to a study published Tuesday.


BRIEF-Toshiba begun negotiations with Western Digital in hopes of reaching agreement this month to sell its flash memory arm - Nikkei

* Toshiba has begun negotiations with Western Digital in hopes of reaching agreement this month to sell its flash memory arm - Nikkei Source text ( Further company coverage:


BRIEF-Medtronic expects diabetes group to grow in the range of 1 pct to 4 pct this fiscal year

* Medtronic CFO says "expects diabetes group to grow in the range of 1 percent to 4 percent this fiscal year" - Conf Call


CORRECTED-BRIEF-Peabody says secondary offering by certain selling stockholders has been priced (Aug. 18)

(In Aug. 18 Brief, removes reference to $40 million in second bullet. Adds third bullet to say Peabody will repurchase some shares being sold valued at about $40 million from the underwriter) Peabody Energy Corp


Boko Haram Nigerian child bombings this year are quadruple 2016's: UNICEF

GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have sent out four times as many child suicide bombers this year as they used in all of 2016, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Tuesday.

Attorney: I can't imagine a stronger case of innocence

Missouri is planning to execute Marcellus Williams despite DNA evidence that his lawyer argues supports his claim to innocence.

Bergen: For Trump's generals, this is personal

The seriously deteriorating situation in Afghanistan -- and what to do about it -- is a deeply personal issue for Trump's top national security advisers and generals.

Matt LeBlanc: I could have been Phil Dunphy

Ty Burrell owes Matt LeBlanc a huge debt of gratitude.

This YouTuber uses AI to record new album

A popular YouTube artist has an unusual collaborator on her new album -- artificial intelligence.


Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said there could have been abuses in his government's war on drugs and ordered the police to take custody of officers who were involved in the killing of a high school student last week.

Is this the most incredible way to stay in the jungle?

Building a resort in the middle of a forest is nothing new. But few can boast as many credentials in sustainability as this retreat in South America.


Barcelona Attack Suspects Had Ties to Imam Linked to ISIS

The imam, Abdelbaki Essati, brought the young men under his influence in their mountain town of Ripoll, even though few of them regularly attended mosque.

Trump, Donald J

A Deal Breaker for Trump’s Supporters? Nope. Not This Time, Either.

It was a week of turmoil, but it seemed to prove an immutable rule of the Trump presidency: People see what they want to see, even if others see something very different.

Heather Heyer's cousin: Why have we been turning our heads the other way?

This last week has been surreal for my family. We lost one of our own in one of the most public ways possible. A man in a car ran down my cousin, Heather Heyer, because she decided to join her fellow Charlottesville residents against the neo-Nazis and white supremacists on their streets.

Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to

This freshman already has a Nobel Prize

Activist Malala Yousafzai says she is "so excited" after being accepted to study at the renowned University of Oxford.


Eating disorders linked to history of theft

(Reuters Health) - Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study.

Trump's most controversial moves this month

CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin on Thursday listed the controversial moves that President Donald Trump made this past month, which has been one of the most tumultuous in recent White House history.

What happened this week (that wasn't politics)

You guys, it's been a looong, news-heavy week. Let's take a moment and talk about other things.

Classical Music

That Decisive Moment: Bleak, Gentle and Sweet: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

A work by the Arkansas-born composer Florence Price, and a performance by Vikingur Olafsson were among the highlights.

See how well you kept up with the news this week


BRIEF-Peabody announces that the secondary offering by certain selling stockholders has been priced

* Peabody announces that the secondary offering by certain selling stockholders has been priced


UPDATE 1-Russia's TMK says stronger U.S. sales to propel H2 earnings

MOSCOW, Aug 18 (Reuters) - TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, said on Friday its first-half core earnings, or EBITDA, rose 2 percent year on year and would rise further in the second half due to stronger sales in the United States.

After 7 mostly unproductive months in office, Trump is again becoming what he has always been — an outsider