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United Airlines sued by owners of giant rabbit found dead after flight

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The owners of a giant rabbit named Simon who died on a United Airlines flight while bound for the Iowa State Fair sued the carrier on Monday, claiming its employees were responsible for the hare's death.


BRIEF-United States Lime & Minerals reports Q2 earnings per share $0.94

* United States Lime & Minerals Inc - Revenues in the Q2 2017 were $36.5 million, compared to $32.9 million in the comparable prior year quarter Source text: [] Further company coverage:

Rex Tillerson: I'm not going anywhere

At the end of a media availability with the Qatari Foreign Minister, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "I'm not going anywhere," when asked about resigning.


Secretary of State Tillerson says he is 'not going anywhere'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was "not going anywhere," denying news reports that he was considering leaving his post.

Judge to rule on where Charlie Gard will spend his final days

The UK court presiding over the case of Charlie Gard will make its decision Wednesday on where the terminally-ill infant will die.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Where to Shoot Wedding Photos

Wednesday: Tips from professional photographers, our governor in Washington, and a festival at Lincoln Center.


BRIEF-United Community Banks Q2 earnings per share $0.39

* United community banks, inc. Announces second quarter earnings


Swimming: United States break world record in mixed relay

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States quartet set a world record in the mixed 4x100 meters medley relay in heats at the world swimming championships on Wednesday.

Trump, Donald J

Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What to Watch

The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.


UPDATE 1-Compass' revenue rises 3.9 pct on growth in United States

July 26 - Compass Group Plc, the world's biggest catering firm, reported a 3.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, driven by strong growth in the United States.


Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas

AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of the illegal immigrants who survived a deadly human-smuggling journey into Texas are seeking visas to stay in the United States in exchange for testimony against those responsible for an operation that killed 10 people on a sweltering truck, a lawyer said on Tuesday.


Chelsea's Kenedy sent home from Asia tour after offensive comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said on Tuesday that the club had sent wingback Kenedy home from the club's tour of Asia after the Brazilian posted offensive messages on social media when the English champions were in China.


UPDATE 2-United Tech quarterly revenue up 2.7 percent; raises forecast

July 25 (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp, maker of Otis Elevators, Pratt & Whitney engines and Carrier air conditioners, on Tuesday reported a 2.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales in three of its four business units.

Where faith, violence collide

It was the second time in three days that Willa Jones had heard gunshots. The first ones had taken her brother's life.


Nielsen to track Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV viewing in U.S. ratings

(Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings Plc will begin including Hulu Live TV and Google's YouTube TV viewing in its TV ratings in the United States in an effort to capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.


Drillisch CEO urges shareholders to approve takeover by United Internet

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The chief executive of Drillisch urged shareholders in the German mobile operator to approve an issue of new shares that will trigger a takeover by United Internet in a deal valued at over 8 billion euros ($9.33 billion).

Infrastructure (Public Works)

Trump’s ‘Great National Infrastructure Program’? Stalled

Everyone agrees that America’s bridges, roadways and waterworks are in bad need of repair. But the president has yet to deliver on his promised plan.

Where did the antimatter go?


Philippines' Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit back on Friday at U.S. lawmakers opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a "lousy" country.


Lukaku on target as United top City in Houston derby

(Reuters) - Strikers Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford delivered a devastating one-two punch just before half time to carry Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Manchester City in a derby held 5,000 miles from home on Thursday.


Egypt says it is 'shameful' that Qatar not held accountable at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a "pro-terrorist" policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as "shameful" that the 15-member body had not held Qatar accountable.


BRIEF-Nielsen Holdings sets quarterly cash dividend of $0.34 per share

* Sets quarterly cash dividend of $0.34 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-United Airlines names Terri Fariello head of Government Affairs

* Says Fariello joins united from ExxonMobil​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Discovering where the blues got 'dirty'


BRIEF-NextDecade signs MOU with Port Of Cork to develop FSRU and LNG import terminal infrastructure

* Nextdecade signs mou with port of cork to develop fsru and lng import terminal infrastructure

Chipotle reopens location where people got sick


Motor racing: Formula One appoints Nielsen as sporting director

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Williams team manager Steve Nielsen is joining Formula One as sporting director, reporting to motorsport head Ross Brawn.


United Air shares slide on outlook for passenger unit revenue

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc fell as much as 5 percent on Wednesday, a day after the airline forecast "disappointing" passenger unit revenue, a closely watched measure, in the third quarter.

Grenfell Tower Fire (June, 2017)

‘Where Is the Money?’ Ask Grenfell Tower Victims Still Awaiting Donations

Only about $1 million of some $26 million in donations raised for residents affected by the London tower fire has been distributed, reports say.


UPDATE 2-United Airlines posts higher passenger unit revenue

NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc said on Tuesday passenger unit revenue rose 2.1 percent in the second quarter, but unit operating costs, excluding fuel, rose more than 3 percent as rising labor costs weighed on the industry.

United ticket sales are soaring

United Airlines

United Airlines Profit Rises Despite Boycott Threats Over Passenger Treatment

The forcible removal of Dr. David Dao from a flight in April led to calls for a boycott of the carrier, but the airline did not take a financial hit in its quarterly report.


United Airlines reduces denied boardings after passenger dragging

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc on Tuesday posted a 79 percent year-over-year decrease in involuntary denied boardings in May and an 88 percent decrease in the month of June.


UnitedHealth says health insurance tax raises costs

NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Tuesday that the health insurance tax, a 3 percent tax levied on all health insurance premiums, raises prices for consumers and should be repealed or deferred.


UnitedHealth's quarterly profit beats estimates

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc , the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by growth across its businesses and raised its full-year earnings forecast.


UPDATE 1-UnitedHealth's quarterly profit beats estimates

July 18 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by growth across its businesses and raised its full-year earnings forecast.

Klam, Matthew

First Words: Everywhere You Look, We’ve Downgraded Real Problems Into Mere ‘Issues’

One simple word might help explain how every last thing in our society seems to have become a point of contention.


Lukaku opens account as United rally past Real Salt Lake

(Reuters) - New signing Romelu Lukaku got off the mark with the winning goal in his first start for Manchester United on Monday as the English Premier League club came from behind to beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in Utah.

Monopoly (Game)

Where’s Rey? Despite Uproar, Hasbro Makes Her Monopoly Game Piece Hard to Find

An 8-year-old fan of the “Star Wars” heroine Rey writes to the Monopoly manufacturer Hasbro and gets some results.

The luxury store where North Korea's elites shop

You can buy anything your heart desires in this North Korean store: premium blended whisky, jewelry and perfume. Or you can pick up a brand new drum set or a saxophone that's carefully displayed in a glass case.

Antarctic Regions

Where Else Does the U.S. Have an Infrastructure Problem? Antarctica

The United States has had the most ambitious research program in Antarctica for 50 years. But its infrastructure is old, and the new price tags are high.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Where Slaves Arrived in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro’s Valongo Wharf, an entry point for an estimated 900,000 slaves, has been named a Unesco World Heritage site.


BRIEF-Stagwell Group acquires certain TV pilot testing assets from Nielsen

* Stagwell Group acquires certain TV pilot testing assets from Nielsen; will team with entertainment pollster national research group Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-Huntington ingalls industries reaches labor contract agreement with united steelworkers local 8888 at newport news shipbuilding

* Huntington Ingalls Industries reaches labor contract agreement with united steelworkers local 8888 at Newport News Shipbuilding


BRIEF-Macquarie Infrastructure Corp announces conversion ratio adjustment to convertible notes due 2019

* Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation announces conversion ratio adjustment to convertible notes due 2019

Some world leaders have decided that when dealing with President Trump, flattery will get you everywhere

Some world leaders have decided that when dealing with President Donald Trump, flattery will get you everywhere.


UPDATE 1-Arconic sued in United States over fatal London tower fire

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - A shareholder of Arconic Inc on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing the company of defrauding shareholders over its supply of cladding panels used at Grenfell Tower, the London high-rise where at least 80 people died in a fire last month.

Need that seat? United may want to resell it


All-girl Afghan robotics team cleared to compete in United States

KABUL (Reuters) - A team of Afghan girls are on their way to compete in an academic robotics competition in the United States after American officials agreed to allow them to enter the country despite initially denying them visas.

Where Putin gets his power

Reports this week that US President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., met Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, apparently believing she possessed compromising information on Hillary Clinton's election campaign, has added to the woes facing President Trump's White House.

Health effects of probiotics: Where do we stand?

Europe Edition: Antarctica, Donald Trump, Wimbledon: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Airlines and Airplanes

Security Officers to Shed ‘Police’ Label After United Airlines Dragging Episode

A report on the April treatment of Dr. David Dao says that new measures will limit the authority of Chicago’s airport security officers to board airplanes.

Antarctica, Donald Trump Jr., Senate: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Asia and Australia Edition: Donald Trump Jr., Janet Yellen, Antarctica: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

A massive iceberg weighing more than one trillion tons has broken away from western Antarctica, according to a UK-based research team.


How Big Is the Iceberg? That Depends on Where You Live

The size of Brunei. Twice the volume of Lake Erie. News media around the world used a wide variety of geographic references to describe one of the largest icebergs ever recorded.


Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up.


Russian Olympic bobsledder banned for whereabouts violation

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Paleeva has been banned for two years for a violation of anti-doping whereabouts rules, Russia's national anti-doping agency RUSADA said. Inc

‘Alexa, Where Have You Been All My Life?’

Siri is so five years ago: How a sleek, smooth-talking cylinder from Amazon stole our hearts, bamboozled our spouses and enchanted our children.


BRIEF-Areva wins dismantling contract in the United States

* AREVA WINS DISMANTLING CONTRACT IN THE UNITED STATES Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)


Artist to debut 3D portraits produced from Chelsea Manning's DNA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Around thirty three-dimensional portraits of Chelsea Manning, created using the DNA of the transgender U.S. Army soldier imprisoned for leaking classified data, will greet visitors at eye-level at an exhibition opening in New York City next month.

Antarctica: A great trip or a guilt trip?

Farm where cows eat chocolate

It's the only flight I've ever been on where the attendant walked down the narrow aisle holding a notepad asking, "Does anyone need a taxi booking for when we land?"

Travel and Vacations

Trending: Where and How to See the Total Eclipse This Summer in the U.S.

On Aug. 21, the sun’s disappearance behind the moon will be visible from the Oregon coast to South Carolina. Here are eight places to see it.

Where are the jobs in America?

While overall business optimism remains high, leaders of companies big and small across the United States are concerned about the skills gap -- the mismatch between the skills the workforce has to offer and the skills employers need. In fact, more than 50% of Business Roundtable's CEO members report that talent gaps are "already problematic or very problematic" for their companies and industries.

President Trump, Chelsea Clinton tweet about Ivanka's seat-holding at G20

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to defend his daughter Ivanka, who faced criticism this weekend as she briefly took his seat at the Group of 20 Summit.


Foreign hackers probe European critical infrastructure networks: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Cyber attackers are regularly trying to attack data networks connected to critical national infrastructure systems around Europe, according to current and former European government sources with knowledge of the issue.


Tracks to nowhere: a desperate search for missing climbers on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain"

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Search team leader Alex Gavan wept uncontrollably after a helicopter dropped him at a Himalayan base camp on June 28, certain an avalanche had killed the two men he was searching for as they tried to conquer Pakistan's "Killer Mountain".


At a Chelsea Art Gallery, an Age Requirement: Over 60 Only

The Carter Burden Gallery seeks to correct an art world problem: Older, lesser-known artists are too often passed over. Thirty-somethings need not apply.


Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

(Reuters) - Manchester United's former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney has rejoined boyhood favorites Everton from their Premier League rivals, the Merseyside club said on Sunday.


Soccer-Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

July 9 (Reuters) - Manchester United's former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney has rejoined boyhood favourites Everton from their Premier League rivals, the Merseyside club said on Sunday.


UPDATE 1-Soccer-United-bound Lukaku says joining 'biggest club in the world'

July 9 (Reuters) - Romelu Lukaku said he was delighted to be moving to "the biggest club in the world" after Manchester United agreed a fee to sign the Belgium striker from Premier League rivals Everton.


Manchester United bound Lukaku says joining 'biggest club in the world'

(Reuters) - Romelu Lukaku said he was delighted to be moving to "the biggest club in the world" after Manchester United agreed a fee to sign the Belgium international striker from Everton.

International Trade and World Market

Once Dominant, the United States Finds Itself Isolated at G-20

On issues from trade to climate change, the Trump administration stands alone.

Jay-Z's '4:44' everywhere but Spotify

Jay-Z's album is streaming everywhere but Spotify.


Canada appoints ex-RBC executive Fukakusa as infrastructure bank chair

TORONTO, July 6 (Reuters) - Janice Fukakusa, a former Royal Bank of Canada chief financial officer, was appointed on Thursday as the first chairperson of Canada's new infrastructure bank, the country's infrastructure minister said.


Venture firm Felix looks beyond Farfetch to where luxury meets tech

GOULT, France (Reuters) - Felix Capital, an early investor in firms ranging from luxury retailer Farfetch to Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company Goop, has closed its second fund of $150 million, which it will invest in tech savvy companies in the luxury industry.

Mom: United forced son to give up seat

A mother is speaking out after United Airlines gave her son's seat to a standby passenger. United claims the boy's boarding pass wasn't scanned properly.

One of the biggest icebergs could split from Antarctica

A huge ice sheet more than half the size of Qatar could be about to break off from Antarctica.

Why gas-powered cars aren't going anywhere

The internal combustion engine has been around more than a century. And it should be around for decades to come, despite Volvo's announcement Wednesday that it will move away from cars powered only by gasoline.


Basic infrastructure repair in Mosul will cost over $1 billion: U.N.

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Mosul's basic infrastructure will cost more than $1 billion to repair after the U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive to retake the city from Islamic State, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.


U.N. survey finds cybersecurity gaps everywhere except Singapore

GENEVA (Reuters) - Singapore has a near-perfect approach to cybersecurity, but many other rich countries have holes in their defenses and some poorer countries are showing them how it should be done, a U.N. survey showed on Wednesday.


Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to United States lifted - Dogan agency

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops into aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on Wednesday, the private Dogan news agency reported.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Brazil's Temer boosts infrastructure spending as graft scandal deepens

BRASILIA, July 4 (Reuters) - Brazil's government has sharply increased spending in local infrastructure projects proposed by lawmakers, according to budget data reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday, as a graft scandal threatens to topple President Michel Temer.


‘Game of Thrones’ Is Back. Here’s Where We Left Off.

Ahead of the show’s seventh season, a road map with which to navigate a very complicated landscape.


Brazil's Temer boosts infrastructure spending as graft scandal deepens

BRASILIA, July 4 (Reuters) - Brazil's government has sharply increased spending in local infrastructure projects proposed by lawmakers, according to budget data reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday, as a graft scandal threatens to topple President Michel Temer.


Where It’s Made: Fourth of July Fireworks

Visit the Grucci family’s fireworks factory in 360 degrees. The Grucci’s have been creating fireworks since 1850 and are among the oldest fireworks companies in the country.

United States Politics and Government

Call From California: President Trump, Where Are You?

Mr. Trump has been in no rush to visit the country’s most populous state, breaking with decades-old presidential history.


BRIEF-Tortoise Energy Infrastructure's unaudited total assets were about $2.6 bln as of June 30​

* Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp provides unaudited balance sheet information and asset coverage ratio update as of June 30, 2017


BRIEF-United Airlines introduces Boeing 777-300er to additional routes

* United Airlines introduces Boeing 777-300er to additional routes

Here's where GOP health care plans stand

Just because it was the weekend leading into the Independence Day holiday doesn't mean there weren't developments for Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here's what you might have missed:


Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning minaret of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003.


World leaders bade Kohl farewell, hailing a force behind united Europe

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Leaders from the United States, Russia and across Europe paid tribute to Helmut Kohl as the architect of German reunification and a driving force for European integration on Saturday.


From Chelsea Manning’s DNA Springs an Art Show

An art show in Lower Manhattan will feature 3D portraits created by an artist using the DNA of Ms. Manning.


UPDATE 1-United Launch Alliance beats SpaceX to win Air Force launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 30 (Reuters) - United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co , for the first time beat Elon Musk's SpaceX in competition for an Air Force satellite launch, both launch companies said on Friday.

Where to celebrate 4th of July outside the US

Across the United States, Independence Day is most often associated with a backyard setting -- or celebrated by the lake, beach, pool or patio. But July 4th celebrations aren't restricted to American soil and the options for those traveling overseas on the holiday include events at some of the best vacation destinations around the world. Here are some of the hotels and resorts where you can celebrate July 4th if you're on the go internationally this year.


United Launch Alliance beats SpaceX to win Air Force launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (June 30) Reuters – - United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co , for the first time beat Elon Musk's SpaceX in competition for an Air Force satellite launch, both launch companies said on Friday.

Travel and Vacations

Heads Up: Where the Ping-Pong Scene Never Sleeps

In Portland, Ore., a city that takes its leisure seriously, several bars feature table tennis as a central attraction.


Jury finds United States can seize Iran-linked office tower

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A jury in New York on Thursday found that the U.S. government can seize a Manhattan office building from a nonprofit foundation accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.


Meeting in Berlin, EU countries display united front ahead of G20

BERLIN (Reuters) - European leaders said on Thursday that they would work together to press their views on climate change and free trade at a G20 summit next week but made clear that they would not try to isolate U.S. President Donald Trump who has split with them on both issues.


Iraqi forces capture historic Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared 'caliphate': military

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured on Thursday the wrecked historic mosque of Mosul in which Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled "caliphate" three years ago, an Iraqi military statement said.


Australia, United States begin their biggest joint military exercise

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and the United States began their biggest ever joint military exercises on Thursday, a show of force, largely at sea, aimed at sending a message both to allies and potential foes, including China.


Trump, South Korea's Moon to show united front despite trade differences

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in may present a unified front over North Korea at the White House on Thursday and Friday, but tension over trade could puncture their effort to strengthen the U.S.-South Korea relationship.


Myanmar army clashes with rebels in region where journalists held

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has engaged in deadly clashes with ethnic minority rebels in the northeast in the past week, state media reported on Wednesday, as concern grows for three reporters detained by the military in the region.

Cillizza: Lawmakers' FB chat shows where energy of Democratic Party is

On Monday night, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Georgia Rep. John Lewis walked from the House side of the US Capitol to the steps in front of the Senate. There, with Booker live-streaming on his Facebook page, they started talking about the health care bill the Senate is currently debating. Three and a half hours later, in front of a cheering crowd numbering more than 100, Booker brought the whole thing to an end by insisting "this is a moral moment ... this is not a political moment."


BRIEF-‍united Airlines says beginning this fall, carrier will take new steps to elevate customer experience at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport​

* ‍united Airlines says beginning this fall, carrier will take new steps to elevate customer experience at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport​


Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.

Here's where GOP senators stand on the health bill

Senate Republicans rolled out their health care plan Thursday, and within hours the bill was already on shaky ground.


Brazil, China open $20 bln fund for infrastructure, tech projects

BRASILIA, June 26 (Reuters) - A China-sponsored, $20 billion fund is ready to receive investment pitches, the Planning Ministry's foreign affairs secretary, Jorge Arbache, told journalists on Monday.

Analysis: As health care bill spirals, Trump's tweets point elsewhere

If President Trump's Twitter feed is the the most direct window into his brain, he is spending more time focused on cable news, the various Russia investigations and Hillary Clinton than the health care bill Senate Republicans are trying to revive.


North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

SEOUL (Reuters) - A leading North Korean sports official believes it is too late to consider South Korean President Moon Jae-in's proposal to form a unified team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying that political tension must be resolved first.


Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

* Government taking steps to improve maths, science education

Chelsea Manning attends NYC Pride

Chelsea Manning, the former US Army intelligence analyst who spent time in prison for sharing classified documents, participated in her first Pride event since her early release in May.

United States Politics and Government

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has found himself out of sync, especially on Middle East policy, with President Trump and his top advisers Jared Kushner and Stephen K. Bannon.


Hezbollah says future Israel war could draw fighters from Iran, Iraq, elsewhere

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that a future war waged by Israel against Syria or Lebanon could draw thousands of fighters from countries including Iran, Iraq and Yemen.

Grenfell Tower Fire (June, 2017)

Cladding in London Building Where Fire Raged Failed Investigators’ Tests

Officials also confirmed that the blaze began with a faulty refrigerator, and that it was not started intentionally.


Arsenal, Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims

(Reuters) - Proceeds from a clash between London soccer giants Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire, the Football Association said on Friday.


New York Today: New York Today: Where Every Day Is ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’

Friday: Pip the office dog, weekend events and Michelangelo in Manhattan.


United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.

Why neither North Korea nor the United States want all-out war

It's been a tense six months on the Korean Peninsula and many North Korea watchers believe the situation is dangerous.

Factory where Trump gave jobs speech to lay off 200

Trump ends his self-made crisis where it started: Twitter

President Donald Trump finally, grudgingly, had no choice but to come clean.

Defiant Pelosi says she's not going anywhere

A defiant Nancy Pelosi made it clear she's not going anywhere, brushing off critics from her own party saying "I think I'm worth the trouble."


United States rejects U.N. call for access to safe abortions

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday rejected a United Nations resolution on violence against women because it called for access to safe abortion for all women in countries where legal.


Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.


Bill proposes letting U.S. lawmakers carry guns anywhere except Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Warning that members of Congress have a "bull's eye on our backs," a U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday he had introduced a bill to make it legal for senators and representatives to carry guns anywhere in the country, except the U.S. Capitol building.

Mosque where ISIS caliphate declared blown up

The Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraq, where ISIS's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the creation of a "caliphate" has been blown up. But as CNN's Hala Gorani and Arwa Damon report, there are conflicting accusations over who is responsible.

Where the next disease could emerge

Some of the world's worst diseases -- think Ebola or AIDS -- start in animals, jump the hurdle of species to enter humans and then get passed from person to person. These are called zoonotic or animal-origin infectious diseases. What if you could predict the location on this vast and spinning globe where the next of these potentially deadly diseases will emerge?

Where to see the solar eclipse


Giant iceberg like 'niggling tooth' set to crack off Antarctica

OSLO (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record is like a "niggling tooth" about to snap off Antarctica and will be an extra hazard for ships around the frozen continent as it breaks up, scientists said on Wednesday.


Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces said they began a push on Wednesday toward the mosque of Mosul, where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Man Charged With Killing Muslim Teenager Entered United States Illegally, Authorities Say

Darwin Martinez Torres, who is accused of killing Nabra Hassanen on Sunday in Virginia, is from El Salvador, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.


AIRSHOW-Boeing gets boost from United, lifts demand forecast

* Boeing, Airbus clash over prospects for biggest planes (Adds AirAsia seen as potential air show wild card)


At least 10 injured by turbulence on United flight to Houston

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least nine passengers and one crew member were injured by turbulence on a United Airlines flight between Panama City and Houston on Tuesday, the airline said.


About 10-15 injured by turbulence on United flight to Houston

AUSTIN, Texas, June 20 (Reuters) - About 10 to 15 people were injured by turbulence on a United Airlines flight between Panama City and Houston on Tuesday, the Houston Fire Department said.

Chelsea Clinton trolls White House over transparency

The punchline, for lack of a better word, in a piece in The Atlantic on the much-maligned decay of the White House press is a text message, presumably joking, from White House adviser Steven Bannon to a reporter explaining why Sean Spicer has spent less and less time in front of cameras at the podium.


Boeing gets boost from United and lifts demand forecast

PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing won an endorsement from United Airlines for the latest model of its best-selling 737 jet as it struck an upbeat tone on Tuesday, raising its 20-year industry demand forecast despite recent signs of a slowdown.

Where have you been? And other subjects for Trump's press secretary as frustrations build over press access

White House press secretary Sean Spicer will return to the briefing room on Tuesday to address reporters on-camera for the first time in eight days.


Camels caught up in Qatar feud reunited with their owners

ABU SAMRA, QATAR-SAUDI ARABIA BORDER (Reuters) - Thousands of camels crossed Saudi Arabia's desert border into Qatar on Tuesday and were reunited with their owners after being stranded for days at a...


AIRSHOW-United Airlines converts 100-jet Boeing order into 737 MAX 10s

PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) - United Airlines has converted an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX jets into one for the U.S. planemaker's new 737 MAX 10 model, the companies said at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday.

Opinion: Where are you 'really' from?

For many Americans, making small talk usually means avoiding any discussion about politics, religion or money. But asking about a person's race or ethnicity, it seems, is still fair game.


BRIEF-Parexel required to pay fee $138 mln under conditions where co terminates Pamplona merger

* Parexel International- co required to pay West Street Parent LLC termination fee, $138 million under conditions where co terminates Pamplona merger deal


Spanish prosecutors accuse Man United manager Mourinho of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to when he coached Real Madrid.


Splintering of South Sudan war makes peace more elusive: United Nations

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s civil war has mutated from a two-way fight between the president and his ousted former deputy to a fragmented conflict, making it harder to put it back together and peace more elusive, the top U.N. peacekeeper in the country said.

A huge chunk of Antarctica is melting

Antarctica is experiencing weird weather, and the changes have some scientists worried about the future.


UPDATE 2-U.S. Supreme Court again limits where companies can be sued

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday slapped limits on where injury lawsuits may be filed for the second time in three weeks, again siding with businesses that want to prevent plaintiffs from "shopping" for friendly courts for their cases.

Doctors: Warmbier had syndrome where he recognized nothing

Otto Warmbier, the former North Korean detainee now back in the United States, died Monday, his parents reported in a statement.


Supreme Court again limits where companies can be sued

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday slapped limits on where injury lawsuits may be filed for the second time in three weeks, again siding with businesses that want to prevent plaintiffs from "shopping" for friendly courts for their cases.


U.S. Supreme Court limits where companies can be sued

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving litigation over the Bristol-Myers Squibb Co blood-thinning medication Plavix.


BRIEF-MB Aerospace says signed 10-year contract with United Technologies

* MB Aerospace Group says signed 10-year contract with United Technologies Corp with potential value of up to $1 billion over life of contract Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Women and Girls

China, Where the Pressure to Marry Is Strong, and the Advice Flows Online

Dismissing complaints that they trade in outdated stereotypes, columnists have gained fame counseling well-educated but anxious urban women on finding a husband.


Chile rescuers find water in area where two missing miners were trapped

SANTIAGO, June 17 (Reuters) - A drilling probe conducted by rescuers seeking to find two workers missing in a southern Chile mine for more than a week found water in the area where they are thought to have been at the time of a June 9 flood, authorities said on Saturday.

Paris Air Show: Where countries flex their military muscle

Every two years, the Paris Air Show hosts some of the fastest and most fearsome military aircraft in the world.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Where They Stand: Inquiries Into Trump’s Team and Russian Meddling

Here is a snapshot of three of the active congressional inquiries, with regards to questions of obstruction of justice and Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

Kohl, Helmut

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited a Divided Germany, Dies at 87

Mr. Kohl was chancellor of the German Federal Republic for 16 years, from 1982 to 1998, longer than any German leader since Bismarck.


We Picked the Century’s Top Films. You Told Us Where We Could Go.

Movie fans, filmmakers and other critics immediately lit up the web with complaints as well as rival lists. Here’s a roundup of the reactions.

Infrastructure (Public Works)

World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

President Trump has called for private money to fund his $1 trillion plan, but similar moves in other countries have faced cost and quality problems.


BRIEF-United Airlines expands roles for three memebers of executive leadership team

* Brett Hart will assume newly created position of executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel

Where erratic income can cost you Medicaid

Worries about whether her children can still get the health care they need are never far from Dawn Poole's mind. It's a constant, underlying concern.

United sued after shoving incident

United is back in hot water as a video from July of 2015 shows a United employee allegedly shoving a then 71-year-old man. The employee has since been fired, but the victim is suing for over $1 million.


Dispatch From Tehran: Finding Bravado, and Worry, at an Iranian Shrine Where ISIS Struck

A New York Times reporter passed commandos armed with Kalashnikovs and plainclothes agents who made no secret about their role. Nobody wanted to admit it, but things had changed.

Customer sues United for 2015 incident

United Airlines

Update: United Airlines Apologizes After 2015 Video Shows Worker Shoving Customer

The company apologized for the episode, in which a 71-year-old man was pushed to the floor at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Witnesses: Bodies were covered with sheets where they had fallen

Michael Paramasivan was watching a film in bed in his Grenfell Tower apartment when he smelled something "plastic-y."


Surging shale spawns new financing structure for energy infrastructure

HOUSTON, June 14 (Reuters) - Strong demand for shale oil-and-gas infrastructure is giving rise to an important new financing vehicle for pipeline, processing and storage ventures that are needed to get more shale fuels to market.

Yvan Mayeur

Scandal Drove Brussels’s Mayor From Office. Now He’s Nowhere to Be Seen.

The bizarre resignation is only the latest in a series of corruption scandals that have ensnared politicians and sowed doubt about the health of democracy in Belgium.


BRIEF-United Airlines to increase service on 11 routes connecting continental U.S. and Hawaii

* Press release - United Airlines says Aloha to more Hawaii, increases service to 40 daily flights


BRIEF-Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Inc announces first quarter 2017 results

* Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Inc announces first quarter 2017 results


BRIEF-AAR says United States Court of Federal Claims issued revised scheduling order

* AAR - on june 12, 2017, United States Court Of Federal Claims issued revised scheduling order in matter of Dyncorp International v. U.S. and co's unit

United States Defense and Military Forces

Feature: The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning

Her disclosure of classified documents in 2010 ushered in the age of leaks. Now, freed from prison, she talks about why she did it — and the isolation that followed.

Senator: GOP making decisions 'in a back room somewhere'

Sen. Claire McCaskill challenged Sen. Orrin Hatch during a Senate Finance Committee hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, saying the GOP was being too partisan on the American Health Care Act.


Gaddafi's son said to be freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has left the town of Zintan where he had been held since 2011 after being freed by an armed group, according to one of his lawyers and a statement from the brigade.

Weddings and Engagements

The Look: Getting Married Where the Catering Is a Pretzel Vendor

The photographer Daniel Arnold spent the month of May camped outside the New York City Clerk’s Office, documenting couples getting married in irreverent, wild, untraditional — and sometimes very traditional — ways.

Anxiety and Stress

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

How we went from depressive flannel and fog to anxiously monitoring our heart rates, twirling fidget spinners and streaming into meditation studios.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Commits United States to Defending NATO Nations

The president made the remarks more than two weeks after declining to do so during a trip to Europe, a stance that disturbed traditional American allies.


New Question on the Playground: Where Are the Slides?

A manufacturer’s recall means children can’t zip down a traditional piece of playground equipment.


BRIEF-UnitedHealth says is hiring for new positions over next 2 years

* Unitedhealth group says is hiring for new positions over next two years; 700 new employees will work out of dublin​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Check out 'United Shades' Sundays at 10p

'United Shades of America' follows comedian and political provocateur W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across America to understand the unique challenges they face.


Trump announces push to speed up 'desperately-needed infrastructure'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday pledged new efforts to speed approvals for highways and other projects as part of his proposal for a $1 trillion boost to fix aging U.S. infrastructure.

Trump wraps up ill-timed 'infrastructure week'

President Donald Trump capped off his ill-timed "infrastructure week" on Friday with a visit to the Department of Transportation, where the President pledged to reform the permitting process for infrastructure projects.


Chelsea Manning thanks Obama in first TV interview after release

(Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, tearfully thanked former President Barack Obama for granting her clemency.


Swimming: Australia's Fraser-Holmes to fight 'whereabouts' ban

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Olympic swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn a 12-month ban for missing anti-doping tests.

Where's Trump?: White House trying to keep him off Twitter today

As James Comey breaks his silence Thursday for the first time since he was fired, the officials at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave will be keeping close watch.


BRIEF-Valeant CEO says "right place" for co's debt is "somewhere in the range of $15 bln-$20 bln"

June 8 (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc :

James Comey, United Kingdom, Golden State Warriors: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Isle of Man

Rivals Chase the “Buzz You Can't Get Anywhere Else”

With the help of a former winner, two young men prepare to compete in the biggest and most dangerous motorcycle road race of their lives – a furious time trial around an island in the Irish Sea.

Infrastructure (Public Works)

Trump Rallies His Base With Infrastructure Pitch Ahead of Comey Testimony

President Trump traveled to Cincinnati to promote his $1 trillion infrastructure outline, taking detours to attack Democrats and the Paris climate accord.


Trump pushes infrastructure plan as Russia probe heats up

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday promoted plans for $1 trillion in U.S. infrastructure spending aimed at boosting jobs and the economy in a move that could shift attention from a probe into alleged ties between his campaign and Russia.


MOVES-AMP Capital hires two managers for infrastructure, real estate funds

June 7 (Reuters) - Investment manager AMP Capital said on Wednesday it hired one analyst from Royal Bank of Canada and one from Deutsche Bank to manage funds investing in listed real estate and infrastructure firms.

United States Politics and Government

The Comey Testimony: When, Where and How to Follow

James B. Comey, the former director of the F.B.I., will testify Thursday about possible meddling by Russia in last year’s presidential election. Here’s how to follow The Times’s live updates.


BRIEF-United Continental says May consolidated traffic increased 2.6 pct

* United continental holdings- may consolidated traffic increased 2.6 percent and consolidated capacity increased 3.7 percent versus may 2016​

Infrastructure (Public Works)

When Companies Lead on Infrastructure, Taxpayers Often Bear the Costs

The Trump administration is talking up the promise of private investment in public infrastructure. Experts question the long-term benefits.


A ‘Fauxdega’ Where the Real Ones Have Been Priced Out

In a meatpacking district installation, the artist Lucy Sparrow has installed shelves of Doritos, Wonder Bread and candy, all made of colored felt.


BRIEF-Landmark Infrastructure says unit exercised its option to increase available commitments under amended and restated credit agreement

* Landmark infrastructure partners lp -on june 1, , unit exercised its option to increase available commitments under amended and restated credit agreement

Computers and the Internet

On Technology: The Internet Is Where We Share — and Steal — the Best Ideas

The schism between those driving cultural conversations online and those profiting from them has us questioning ownership in the digital age.

Pence: NATO must 'stand united' in the wake of London attack

Vice President Mike Pence on Monday said now is the time for NATO to "stand united and stand strong" in the wake of the recent terror attack in London.


Laptop ban tied to fear of direct detonation: United CEO

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. officials are concerned that explosives disguised as laptops could be directly detonated onboard an aircraft, the chief executive of United Airlines said at an aviation industry event on Monday.


BRIEF-UnitedHealth Group says shareholders voted against proposal regarding co's lobbying disclosure

* UnitedHealth Group Inc - ‍shareholders voted against a shareholder proposal regarding company's lobbying disclosure​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Journalist asks 'Where's Sean?' at briefing

Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says White House press secretary Sean Spicer is taking on additional duties due to the recently vacated White House communications director position, and that handling the daily briefing is also part of her job.