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On Washington: Lisa Murkowski, a Swing Vote on Health Care, Isn’t Swayed

The president has chosen to pick on someone who is unlikely to be rattled by his attacks, or by accusations that she has deserted her fellow Republicans.


BRIEF-Brightcove announces executive leadership transition

* Brightcove Inc - Appointed Andrew Feinberg, currently president and chief operating officer, as acting chief executive officer, effective immediately


Better at-home drug management needed to counter rising errors

(Reuters Health) - The percentage of Americans sickened as a result of medication errors outside of healthcare facilities doubled between 2000 and 2012, according to research highlighting the need for better labeling and dose management.


U.S. new home sales rise in June, but trend softening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales increased in June as purchases in the West surged to a near 10-year high, but downward revisions to the sales pace for the prior three months pointed to a housing market that was treading water.


WRAPUP 1-U.S. new home sales rise in June, but trend softening

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales increased in June as purchases in the West surged to a near 10-year high, but downward revisions to the sales pace for the prior three months pointed to a housing market that was treading water.


D.R. Horton profit rises on higher home sales

(Reuters) - D.R. Horton Inc , the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a quarterly profit that narrowly beat analysts' estimates as home sales rose.


Nintendo swings to first quarter operating profit, beats estimates

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Wednesday it returned to profit in its first quarter, beating analyst estimates, due to strong demand for its Switch console.


UK judge to decide whether baby Charlie Gard can go home to die

LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge will rule on Wednesday on where terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will spend his last moments before his life support system is switched off, unless a last-ditch attempt by his parents to bring him home is successful.

Protesters chant outside senators' homes

Around 70 people called on Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to encourage them to vote "no" on replacing Obamacare.

iRobot Corp

Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home, Collecting Data That Could Be Sold

iRobot, the company that makes the Roomba robotic vacuum, is considering selling the mapping data the devices collect to a company like Google or Amazon.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Russian Women Speak Up About the Front Lines and the Home Front

Svetlana Alexievich’s “The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II” unearths a mostly buried aspect of Russian history.


Republican Senate leader to hold healthcare vote within hours

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he will schedule a vote on whether to open debate on a healthcare overhaul in a "couple of hours."


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.


BRIEF-Pultegroup expects to deliver 5,400-5,600 homes in Q3

* Lumber tariffs, forest fires in Canadian province to put pressure on H2 - conf call Further company coverage:


Gang offering $1 million bounty for Colombia's FARC rebel leaders: lawyer

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A criminal gang is offering bounties of $1 million to assassins who kill leaders from Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group, a lawyer for the guerrillas said on Tuesday, as the group prepares to take seats in Congress as part of a peace deal.

Charlie Gard's parents want to bring him home for his final moments

The parents of the terminally ill British child Charlie Gard return to court Tuesday to seek permission to bring their son home from hospital to die, family spokesman Alison Smith-Squire told CNN.


U.S. home prices for May rise slower than expected

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices accelerated at a slower pace in April, falling short of forecasts, a survey showed on Tuesday.


U.S. homebuilder PulteGroup's revenue rises 12 pct

July 25 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder PulteGroup Inc on Tuesday reported a 12.3 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it sold more homes at higher average prices, benefiting from a robust housing market.


BRIEF-HomeStreet reports qtrly earnings per share $0.41

* HomeStreet Inc - ‍Net interest income was $46.9 million in Q2 of 2017 compared with $45.7 million in Q1 of 2017 and $44.5 million in Q2 of 2016 - SEC Filing​


Swimming: 'Iron Lady' Hosszu thrills home crowd by striking gold

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Katinka Hosszu, roared on by her home crowd, held on to secure Hungary's first gold medal at the 2017 world swimming championships after a thrilling women's 200 meters individual medley final on Monday.


Homeless man set sleeping West Virginia woman on fire: local media

(Reuters) - A homeless man was accused of setting on fire a woman who was also homeless while she slept on a front porch in West Virginia, leaving the victim in critical condition, local media reported on Monday.


Damp, moldy homes tied to adult respiratory problems

(Reuters Health) - People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as allergies, asthma and other breathing disorders, according to a large study from Sweden.


Pope's treasurer faces sex abuse charges in Australia, a grim reminder for his home town

BALLARAT, Australia (Reuters) - One of the pope's top advisers, Cardinal George Pell, makes his first court appearance in Australia this week on charges of historic sex crimes, a bitter reminder for his home town reeling from more than a dozen abuse cases.


Home sweet home: islanders stay put even when the sea invades

OSLO (Reuters) - Islanders in the Philippines have stayed in their homes even after an earthquake caused subsidence and floods, according to a study on Monday that questions how far global warming will trigger mass migration as sea levels rise.


U.S. home sales stumble as prices hit record high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales volumes fell more than expected in June as a dearth of properties pushed house prices to a record high.


Philippine leader says drugs war 'trivialized' by human rights concerns

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday promised an unrelenting war on drugs, defying critics who were "trivializing" his campaign with human rights concerns and unjustly blaming the authorities for the bloodshed.

Libertarian leader says Trump helped party

CNN's Chris Moody covered the annual Libertarian and conservative leaning conference called 'FreedomFest', six months into Trump's presidency.


BRIEF-Acasta announces leadership transitions

* Acasta Enterprises Inc - ‍board now comprised of Geoff Beattie as its independent chairman, Tony Melman as CEO, and three new independent directors​


Roomba vacuum maker iRobot betting big on the 'smart' home

(Reuters) - The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt.


Halliburton swings to quarterly profit

July 24 (Reuters) - Halliburton Co reported a quarterly profit compared with a year-ago loss, when the company took a $3.5 billion charge related to the termination of its deal with smaller rival Baker Hughes due to anti-trust hurdles.


EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of Oklahoma

(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, was in his home state of Oklahoma on at least 43 of the 92 days of March, April and May, according to copies of his travel records obtained by the Environmental Integrity Project watchdog group and reviewed by Reuters.

Pruitt, Scott

Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says

The agency’s new chief spent 43 of 92 days from March through May in Oklahoma or traveling to or from the state, a watchdog group found.


California crews hold wildfire in check, let more residents go home

(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to fully contain the blaze.

News and News Media

Leader Who Rebuilt Time Warner Empire Prepares an Exit

Jeffrey Bewkes, a quiet defender of CNN who has delivered Time Warner high returns, plans to leave the company if a merger with AT&T is approved.


California crews hold wildfire in check, letting more residents go home

(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully.


'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS: media

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday.

Kabila, Joseph

When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome

The deeply unpopular president, Joseph Kabila, was supposed to step down in December. But he refused, setting off a political and economic crisis that may turn violent.


Eyesore or Blessing? New Safety Feature at Citi Field Divides Fans

Almost no one is neutral about the protective netting at Citi Field, which places many seats behind a barrier. Many appreciate the safeguards, while some complain it ruins the view.

United States Politics and Government

Fact Check: How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ ISIS Leader’s Capture

An Army general said a leak had cost a chance to capture the head of the Islamic State. But a Pentagon announcement weeks earlier would have tipped the militant off.


Spain's business leaders worried about Catalan secession

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Almost three quarters of Spanish business leaders fear Catalonia's plans for an independence referendum on Oct. 1 could harm the country's economy, according to a study by Deloitte published in Spanish newspaper El País.


Tennis: Roddick reflects on career spent in vacuum of Big Four

(Reuters) - International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick said on Saturday he was honored to have played in the era of the Big Four, but also acknowledged that they caused him no end of frustration during his career.


John Heard, the Frazzled Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies at 71

Mr. Heard played pained characters in dramas but was best known as the dad who embarked on a family trip to Paris without his youngest son.


Without Visas, Carnival Workers Are Trapped at Home in Mexico

A debate over how many visas the United States should issue to seasonal workers has stranded thousands in Mexico with diminished job prospects.


Israel raids home of Palestinian attacker in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis on Friday, the military said.


Taliban Say Top Leader’s Son Carried Out a Suicide Attack

One of the suicide bombers who attacked an Afghan security outpost this week was the son of Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban’s supreme leader, officials with the movement said.

'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movies, has died, the Santa Clara County, California, medical examiner's office said.


Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.


Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement's main spokesmen said.


Quality Care warns of receivership for big U.S. nursing home chain

CHICAGO, July 21 (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare landlord Quality Care Properties Inc said on Friday that it can seek receivership for the country's second-largest nursing home chain, HCR ManorCare, after it failed to make a $79.6 million payment for current and past rent.


Cycling: Wait over as Boasson Hagen's homework pays off

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Edvald Boasson Hagen proved that it's always better to do your homework thoroughly as he ended a six-year wait for another Tour de France stage victory on Friday.


Florida man goes 'bananas,' shoots up AT&T trucks outside home: media

(Reuters) - A Florida man "went bananas" when he allegedly fired up to 18 shots into two AT&T Inc trucks because they were parked in front of his driveway, media reports said.


Ties to Cuba Enhance and Entangle Jorge Mas’s Marlins Bid

Jorge Mas Santos, member of a prominent Cuban-American family, is a contender to buy the Marlins, but baseball’s interest in Cuba complicates matters.


Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Luis Severino, Again Facing the Best, Holds His Own in Seattle

For the second straight start, Luis Severino was pitted against a former Cy Young Award winner in peak form — this time, Felix Hernandez — and delivered.


UPDATE 2-China aims to become world leader in AI, challenges U.S. dominance

* Aims to grow core AI industries to over 150 bln yuan by 2020 (Recasts, adds Lenovo CTO comments)


Philippine leader to go after Maoist rebels after scrapping talks

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was no longer interested in peace talks with Maoist-led guerrillas and planned to hunt down the insurgents once the military has retaken a southern city from Islamist rebels.


Amazon spent $3.2 million in second quarter on Washington lobbying effort

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Amazon, facing potential criticism of its plan to buy Whole Foods Markets , continued its multi-million lobbying effort - shelling out $3.2 million in the second quarter of this year - an increase from the $2.9 million spent in the first three months.

Man shoots at trucks parked outside home

Jorje Jove, 64, of Hialeah, Florida, shot at two AT&T trucks parked outside his home on July 19.


Support at home and in school tied to resilience in child refugees

(Reuters Health) - Refugee kids may fare better in their new country when they have support from a variety of people at home, in school and in their community, a small Australian study suggests.


BRIEF-Home Federal Bancorp Inc of Louisiana reports quarterly earnings per share $0.57

* Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana reports results of operations for the three months and year ended June 30, 2017


Poulter rolls back the years to ignite home challenge

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Ian Poulter ignited the home challenge at the British Open on Thursday with a near faultless three-under-par 67, stirring memories of his near-miss when the tournament was last staged at Royal Birkdale nine years ago.


BRIEF-Groupon names Aaron Cooper as president of North America

* Groupon names Aaron Cooper as president of North America Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


Golf: Ex-soccer hopeful Manley is Open's early clubhouse leader

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Welshman Stuart Manley closed his round with an eagle and a birdie to become the early clubhouse leader with a two-under-par 68 at the British Open on Thursday.


Thai opposition 'red shirt' leader jailed for defaming former PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Supreme Court jailed a firebrand opposition leader for a year on Thursday for defaming a former prime minister, overturning two previous court rulings, in 2012 and 2014, that dismissed the charge against him.


Guangdong leader strengthened in China leadership stakes as rival party boss ousted

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Hu Chunhua, the Communist Party boss of China's southern economic powerhouse of Guangdong has long been considered a rising political star. Now, the surprise dismissal of a key regional rival may well have bolstered that image.


Peru's jailed ex-leader Fujimori backs son as opposition splits

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori backed his son on Wednesday for "building bridges" with the government of centrist President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and issued a rare rebuke to the opposition party led by his daughter that now controls Congress.


RPT-COLUMN-Lithium supply pipeline is filling but will it be enough? Andy Home

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - The electric vehicle revolution is gathering momentum.


BRIEF-Hydro One to acquire Avista to create growing North American utility leader with C$31.2 billion in enterprise value

* Hydro One to acquire Avista to create growing North American utility leader with C$31.2 billion in enterprise value


Unable to go home, Russian who fought for IS settles in Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - When Islamic State fighter Marat Nurmagomedov escaped from Syria to Turkey after becoming disillusioned with the militant group, he was unable to return home to Russia for fear of arrest.

Aaron Carter tearfully reveals arrest details

Aaron Carter said he doesn't drink and doesn't want fans to think he has a drug problem.


COLUMN-Lithium supply pipeline is filling but will it be enough? Andy Home

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - The electric vehicle revolution is gathering momentum.

The flat-pack home that builds itself in minutes

Building a house is a lifelong dream for some. And thanks to new flat-pack homes, it's one that can be achieved in under ten minutes.


Yankees acquire Frazier, Robertson from White Sox

(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Yankees obtained third baseman Todd Frazier and right-handed relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

Borger on Trump's response: This isn't leadership

CNN commentator Gloria Borger slams President Donald Trumps statement about letting "Obamacare fail" saying that his statement is not "presidential."


One wildfire-hit community in Western Canada able to return home

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Residents of one British Columbia town would be allowed to return home on Tuesday as wildfires that forced them to flee 11 days ago receded in parts of the Western Canadian province, emergency officials said.


Blood sugar swings tied to depression in elderly with type 2 diabetes

(Reuters Health) - Greater ups and downs of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a marker of long-term blood sugar levels, are associated with a higher number of symptoms of depression in elderly individuals with type 2 diabetes, a recent Israeli study finds.


NBA: New uniforms do away with home and away designations

(Reuters) - Nike has unveiled new NBA uniforms for the 2017-2018 season that dispense with traditional 'home' and 'away' team designations.


NBA-New uniforms do away with home and away designations

July 18 (Reuters) - Nike has unveiled new NBA uniforms for the 2017-2018 season that dispense with traditional 'home' and 'away' team designations.


Luxury home sales jump in New York's Hamptons

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Luxury property sales in the Hamptons, New York's weekend haven for the wealthy, are on the upswing thanks to a buoyant stock market, with four closings over the $20 million mark in the three months ended June compared to none last year, real estate data show.


Telekom Austria Q2 core profit up 8 pct, helped by solid home market

VIENNA, July 18 (Reuters) - Telekom Austria, a unit of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's America Movil, reported a 7.8 percent rise in second-quarter core profit, helped by strong demand in its home market and in Belarus.

Earhart, Amelia

In Amelia Earhart’s Hometown, Mystique Has Its Benefits

People in Atchison, Kan., continue to celebrate the aviator 80 years after her disappearance. While theories are welcome, many are fine with never having answers.


Pro-Russian rebel leader in E. Ukraine unveils plan for new state

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine announced proposals to abolish Ukraine and create a new state in its place on Tuesday, comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering.


Yankees first baseman Bird having ankle surgery

(Reuters) - New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will undergo surgery to remove excess bone growth from his right ankle, putting his season in jeopardy, the American League club said on Monday.


Texas business leaders call on lawmakers to drop 'bathroom bill'

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A group of Texas business leaders urged state lawmakers on Monday to abandon plans to pass a bill to restrict bathroom access for transgender people, calling such a measure bad for the economy.

Chechen leader: 'We don't have any gays'

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies reports of a crackdown against LGBT citizens in Chechnya.


Philippine leader to expedite bill for self-rule in Muslim region

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to fast-track new legislation for autonomy in the country's most volatile region, advancing a protracted process to end decades of rebellion and thwart rising Islamist militancy.


Exclusive: Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive - Kurdish security official

Sulaimania, IRAQ (Reuters) - A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed.


How Aaron Judge Built Baseball’s Mightiest Swing

The Yankees home run leader spent time tinkering with his body’s mechanics after a rude introduction to the majors last August. The results are hard to deny.


Box Office: 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Tops 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' With $56.5 Million

LOS ANGELES ( - "War for the Planet of the Apes" is officially the box office champ, during a weekend that demands a close look.


Peru leader's approval falls amid battle with opposition: poll

LIMA (Reuters) - The approval rating of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski fell this month amid a bitter political battle with the opposition that saw the resignation of his economy minister, according to a poll released on Sunday.


China leadership contender under investigation: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official who was considered a contender for top leadership has been put under investigation, three sources with ties to the leadership said, ahead of a Communist Party congress in the autumn where Xi Jinping will cement his grip on power.


Singer Aaron Carter arrested in Georgia

(Reuters) - Singer Aaron Carter was arrested on Saturday in Georgia and charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, according to media reports.

Singer Aaron Carter arrested on DUI, marijuana charges

Singer Aaron Carter was arrested in Georgia under suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, the Habersham County sheriff's office said.


Yankees beat Red Sox in 16-inning marathon

(The Sports Xchange) - Didi Gregorius was not going to allow the Boston Red Sox to have back-to-back walk-off wins on consecutive nights.


Thousands of Illinois homes swamped by flood waters as rivers keep rising

(Reuters) - Flooding north of Chicago could worsen on Saturday as rivers keep rising after a deluge earlier this week that damaged thousands of homes and sent water cascading into streets and basements, officials said.

GOP leaders want a vote next week. If one more senator opposes the bill, it would be stopped in its tracks

Senate Republicans unveiled a revised version of their health care bill Thursday with significant changes -- including parts of an amendment designed to bring conservatives on board -- in hopes of getting closer to their yearslong goal of repealing and replacing Obamacare.


EU leaders willing to compromise on freedom of movement, says Tony Blair

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union leaders are willing to change the bloc's rules for the freedom of movement of workers, opening an opportunity for Britain to avoid a damaging "hard Brexit", former prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday.


Pakistani Opposition Hopes for Leader’s Removal Over Corruption Case

A Supreme Court hearing stemming from the Panama Papers could end in the removal of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, but his supporters expect a long and bitter battle.

President Trump and foreign leaders

CNN's Randi Kaye looks at the relationships between foreign leaders and President Trump.

Sayed, Abu (d 2017)

ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Is Killed by Drone, Pentagon Says

The death comes as the Trump administration is close to completing a review to help determine its broader strategy in Afghanistan.

Sinkhole swallows 2 Florida homes

A growing sinkhole in Florida that has already swallowed two houses is now threatening other residences, authorities said Friday afternoon.


Florida sinkhole swallows two homes, threatens others

(Reuters) - An expanding sinkhole near a lake north of Tampa has already swallowed two homes and was threatening others on Friday, but no one has been injured, authorities said.

US kills leader of ISIS in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said Friday that US forces have killed Abu Sayed, the leader of ISIS-Khorasan, the terror group's Afghanistan affiliate.


More non-doctors providing U.S. nursing home healthcare

As the U.S. healthcare system grows to accommodate more aging patients, nursing home care is increasingly being delivered by specialized nurses and physician assistants, according to a recent study.

Watch massive sinkhole swallow homes

A massive sinkhole has swallowed homes in Land O'Lakes, Florida. No one has been injured.


UPDATE 1-Carlyle prepares sale of German nursing home group Alloheim - sources

* Alloheim may be valued at up to 1 bln eur - sources (Adds background, detail)

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

Hamptons Homes Blur the Line Between Inside and Out

From $50 million mansions to more modest homes, the focus is on outdoor spaces that blend seamlessly with the living room.


Hong Kong leader says shares compassion of people over Liu's death

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday she shares the compassion of people over the death of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and acknowledged "anxieties" about "incidents" in the former British colony.


Hong Kong leader vows to reflect concerns of wider society to Beijing

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam acknowledged on Friday there were concerns over certain "individual incidents" in the city and it was her duty to accurately reflect them to the central government in Beijing.

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.


RPT-COLUMN-Can Trump resurrect U.S. aluminium, and who killed it anyway? Andy Home

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - Alcoa is bringing one of its U.S. aluminium smelters back from the dead.


Home hero Hamilton defends London no-show

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton defended his decision to snub a major Formula One promotional event in London and said the British Grand Prix and his title challenge came first.

United States Politics and Government

Senate G.O.P. Leaders to Unveil Health Care Bill to Try Winning Over Skeptics

The bill has been revised to help hold down insurance costs while keeping two taxes on high-income people that would have been eliminated.


Mosul's displaced await post-battle security before returning home

HASSAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive to oust Islamic State from Mosul forced Um Youssef to flee her home in the city's historic quarter but, despite the government's declaration of victory this week, she is in no rush to return.


COLUMN-Can Trump resurrect U.S. aluminium, and who killed it anyway? Andy Home

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - Alcoa is bringing one of its U.S. aluminium smelters back from the dead.

The mobile homes of the future? 

"Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move" shows the vast range of new mobile housing structures that growing urbanization and new materials have inspired.

Homeless Persons

Girl Scouts Troop Will Expand to 15 Homeless Shelters

Troop 6000, established in February at a homeless shelter in Queens, is expected to serve about 500 girls throughout New York City.


UPDATE 3-Home Capital picks mortgage veteran Bissada as CEO to lead recovery

* Bissada says held talks over role for "6 to 7 weeks" (Recasts with interview with CEO)

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Bystander’s Video of Homeless Woman’s Arrest Leads to Investigation

An officer in DeKalb County, Ga., can be seen repeatedly striking the woman with his baton. He said she grabbed his badge, vest and radio.

Congressional Baseball Team Shooting (June, 2017)

Steve Scalise Is Moved From I.C.U. but Remains in Serious Condition

Mr. Scalise, the most badly injured victim of a mass shooting that took place at a congressional baseball practice, was treated for an infection.


7 Frank Lloyd Wright Windows to Go Home

A newly restored house in Buffalo by Frank Lloyd Wright receives a bountiful stained-glass gift from the University of Victoria in Canada.

'Paralyzed' by chaos at home, Trump sets off for Paris

If Washington is currently a dark place for President Donald Trump, a stop in the City of Light may prove well-timed.

Letterman wants to put Trump in a home

David Letterman is tired of all the talk about President Trump's incompetence. The former late night host wants to see some action.


Iranian cancer researcher sent home after detained at Boston airport

BOSTON (Reuters) - An Iranian cancer researcher who had been headed to a prominent Boston hospital to work as a scholar was sent back to his country on Tuesday, a day after U.S. immigration officials detained him and his family, media said.


With Serious Implications Set Aside, All-Star Game Loosens Its Collar

No longer playing for home-field advantage in the World Series, baseball’s top players relaxed and enjoyed themselves during Tuesday night’s event in Miami.


Peru president and opposition leader 'optimistic' after meeting

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the leader of the powerful opposition party that controls Congress expressed optimism that they can work together after holding a rare, two-hour meeting on Tuesday aimed at easing political hostilities.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Canadian Nursing Home Deal Spurs Questions About Chinese Money

Anbang bought a retirement home chain despite United States questions about the Chinese company’s murky ownership. With its chairman detained, some officials are worried.


Senate to vote on healthcare bill next week: Republican leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on a bill to roll back Obamacare next week and then move on to other legislative business.

Flowers and Plants

At Home (and in the Garden) With Rosita Missoni

Just outside of Milan, the matriarch of the Missoni family picks freshly grown zucchini for her favorite summer risotto.

Gabbay, Avi

Israeli Labor Party Tries a New Leader: Gabbay, Self-Made Millionaire

The extraordinary rise of Avi Gabbay, who grew up in a Jerusalem transit camp, is expected to breathe new life into the diminished Labor movement.

Video shows police officer beating homeless woman

A police department in Georgia has reopened an internal investigation after a cellphone video surfaced showing a DeKalb County police officer striking a homeless woman with his baton several times during an arrest.

Cop beating homeless woman caught on camera

A police department in Georgia has reopened an internal investigation after cellphone video surfaced showing a DeKalb County police officer striking a homeless woman with his baton several times during an arrest.


On Baseball: At the Home Run Derby, Aaron Judge Makes Baseballs His Victims

Judge, the Yankees’ gargantuan rookie outfielder, launched 47 balls over the walls to claim the title at the All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby in Miami.


BRIEF-American Homes 4 Rent announces pricing of public offering

* American Homes 4 Rent - Has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 4.6 million of its 5.875% series G cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred shares

Who is the new leader of the free world?

In terms of its letter, the content of the final G20 communiqué was vague and meager: on the surface, hardly worth all the fuss and cost, not least to the ransacked city of Hamburg, the meeting's beleaguered host. On just about every issue -- from trade to aid for Africa -- the world's 20 headline economies found consensus only on the lowest common denominator, in watered down resolutions worth little on their own.


Outsider Gabbai wins Israeli Labour Party leadership contest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Outsider Avi Gabbai was elected chairman of Israel's opposition Labour party on Monday by beating veteran Amir Peretz, a former defense minister and labor union chief, in a leadership runoff.

Why Trump will never be a great leader

Ronald Reagan's defining leadership moment came in 1987, when he demanded that his Cold War adversary "tear down" the Berlin Wall.


Penn State fraternity spent $2,000 on alcohol before death: detective

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Members of a Pennsylvania State University fraternity spent more than $2,000 on alcoholic beverages for four membership events that culminated in the death of a 19-year-old student in February, a police detective said on Monday.


Russian, Venezuelan leaders discuss cooperation, energy projects: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro discussed by telephone cooperation between the two countries, including implementation of projects in the energy sector, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX edges higher on materials, energy; Home Capital falls

TORONTO, July 10 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, reversing early losses as key sectors including materials and energy rebounded.

These caves are home to the world's oldest known art

Six caves containing some of the oldest known art have been awarded World Heritage status by the UN's cultural agency, UNESCO.


This Season’s First Half Was a Home Run Derby

Major League Baseball is producing home runs at an unprecedented rate. One explanation is that analysis is changing conventional wisdom about hitting.


Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Slings to Massive $117 Million Domestic Opening

LOS ANGELES ( - Spider-Man is officially a box office overachiever.

New 'Spider-Man' swings to big box office opening

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" brought in a big box office opening for Sony and Marvel Studios.


RPT-UPDATE 1-Wall St Week Ahead-Tech's market leadership over? Not so fast

NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters) - Technology shares surrendered their leadership in the U.S. stock market over the past month, but the fast-growing group may soon resume its outperformance and maneuver back into pole position.


Konta swinging freely toward Wimbledon title, says coach

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Wimbledon title hope Johanna Konta is often parodied for her mantra of "sticking to the process" but, far from being a tennis robot, coach Wim Fissette says when his player goes out on court she can think on her feet.


Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: media

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A top Vatican official charged in his native Australia with historical sex crimes is on his way home where he is due in court, Australia's Channel 9 reported, as it broadcast video of the adviser to Pope Francis on a stop-off in Singapore.


Golf - Spaniard Rahm joins Im as Irish Open leader

(Reuters) - American Daniel Im remained joint leader after three rounds of the Irish Open golf at Portstewart on Saturday but Jon Rahm of Spain was the man joining him on 17 under par going into Sunday's final round.


U.S. isolated on climate at summit of world leaders

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.

Group of Twenty

World Leaders Move Forward on Climate Change, Without U.S.

At a G-20 summit meeting marred by violent protests, 19 other member states broke decisively with President Trump, in a much-needed win for Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

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For Aaron Judge’s Foes at College Home Run Derby, Thrill Hasn’t Descended

Judge, the Yankees slugger who will participate in Monday’s Derby before the All-Star Game, is fondly remembered by those who tried, and failed, to defeat him in 2012.


Amnesty urges leaders to stand up to Turkish rights violations

HAMBURG (Reuters) - The head of Amnesty International urged world leaders on Saturday to stand up to "hyper-nationalist" democratically elected leaders in countries including Turkey, where authorities have detained the local director and chair of the rights group.

Venezuela's opposition leader freed

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, whose imprisonment has been a rallying cry for anti-regime demonstrators, has been ordered released to house arrest because of health concerns, the nation's Supreme Court said Saturday morning.


Jailed Venezuela opposition leader Lopez granted house arrest

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's best-known jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was back home and hugging his family on Saturday after being granted house arrest following three years in jail for leading anti-government protests.


Muslim leaders begin European tour to protest against terror

PARIS (Reuters) - Dozens of religious leaders boarded a bus on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Saturday to kick off a European tour of the sites of recent Islamist attacks to remember the victims and condemn violence.    Imams from countries including France, Belgium, Britain and Tunisia were joined by representatives of other religious communities at the spot where French policeman Xavier Jugele was shot dead in April.

World leaders at odds with Trump on trade, climate

World leaders at the G20 summit in Germany went into their final day of talks Saturday scratching their heads over what to do about a increasingly isolationist United States.


Brewers 9, Yankees 4: Brewers Wipe Away a Long Run of Futility at Yankee Stadium

Jesus Aguilar’s grand slam off Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard helped Milwaukee end a 10-game skid in the Bronx that stretched to September 1996.

Gergen: Trump not a world leader at G20

Speaking about President Donald Trump at the G20 summit, CNN's David Gergen said despite an engaging meeting with President Putin, it was the first time he's seen a US president attend and no longer be "regarded as the world leader."


As More Teams Host Gay Pride Events, Yankees Remain a Holdout

The rainbow flag has flown for events at almost every ballpark in the major leagues, where thematic promotions to draw fans are part of the culture.


Black Lives Matter leaders sued over Baton Rouge police shooting

(Reuters) - A police officer wounded in a shooting rampage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last year that left three officers dead sued Black Lives Matter movement leaders on Friday, accusing them of inciting violence that spurred the attack.


Tech's market leadership over? Not so fast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Technology shares surrendered their leadership in the U.S. stock market over the past month, but the fast-growing group may soon resume its outperformance and maneuver back into pole position.


Wall St Week Ahead-Tech's market leadership over? Not so fast

NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters) - Technology shares surrendered their leadership in the U.S. stock market over the past month, but the fast-growing group may soon resume its outperformance and maneuver back into pole position.

Trump answers 'wall' question during meet with Mexico leader

President Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the G20 conference and says that he "absolutely" wants Mexico to pay for his proposed border wall.

She can't kick out strangers from home

A Georgia homeowner is trying to evict strangers from her house after she says they moved in without her knowledge.


World leaders pressure Trump on climate at start of G20 summit

HAMBURG (Reuters) - World leaders ratcheted up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump to compromise on climate and trade as a Group of 20 summit got underway in Germany amid clashes between police and protestors.


Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader refuses to attend court in handcuffs: party

ANKARA (Reuters) - The jailed co-chairman of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) refused to attend a court hearing in the capital Ankara on Friday because police told him he would have to be handcuffed, his party said.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

How a Home Bargain Became a ‘Pain in the Butt,’ and Worse

A contract for deed, a seller-financed deal, can make it difficult to determine who owns a property, and who is responsible for paying taxes.


Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Karaoke at Home

Solo singing as an antidote to bullying, racism and rage.

How Putin tries to rattle world leaders

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on Russian President Vladimir Putin's attempts to strong-arm world leaders.


BRIEF-LGI Homes says had 71 active selling communities, as of end of June 2017

* LGI Homes Inc Reports record June and second quarter 2017 home closings

Cyberattacks and Hackers

Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say

Among the companies targeted was a firm that operates a nuclear power plant in Kansas. It is not clear who was responsible.


An eager teenage Spider-Man swings into Marvel's 'Homecoming'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - You've seen Spider-Man swing through New York battling the Green Goblin, but you've never seen him idolize Iron Man.


UPDATE 1-An eager teenage Spider-Man swings into Marvel's 'Homecoming'

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (Reuters) - You've seen Spider-Man swing through New York battling the Green Goblin, but you've never seen him idolize Iron Man.


World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Leaders from the world's top economies will try to bridge deep differences with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change and trade on Friday as a Group of 20 summit gets underway in Germany amid the threat of violent protests.

Fashion and Apparel

Molly Goddard, a Young Design Star at Home at the V&A Museum

The designer scours the building for inspiration ahead of her fashion show there.


Sri Lanka leader pledges to consult Buddhist leaders over new constitution

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday pledged to consult the country's Buddhist leaders over his plans for constitutional reform, which he promised in his 2015 election campaign to bring about reconciliation among all ethnic groups.

German riot police use water cannons on protesters as world leaders arrive for Friday's G20 summit


BRIEF-Clayton Properties says effective July 3 acquired Oakwood Homes

* Co, a Berkshire Hathaway company, acquired Oakwood Homes & the approximately 18,000 lots it owns & controls, effective July 3 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

4 children, father found dead at Ga. home

A mother was being questioned in the fatal stabbings of four of her children and their father, police in Gwinnett County, Georgia, said Thursday.

QVC buying rival Home Shopping Network


Iraqi Kurdish leader says no turning back on independence bid

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurdish leader said on Thursday that there was no turning back on a bid to achieve an independent Kurdish state, but he would pursue it through dialogue with Baghdad and regional powers to avoid conflict.

Opinion: Trump will feel at home in Eastern Europe

Before President Trump arrives in Germany for this week's G20 Summit, he first stops off in Poland, where he's set to receive a warm welcome.


Hong Kong student leaders say they won't contest Occupy protest charge

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, who helped lead the months-long "Umbrella Movement" in 2014 demanding full democracy, said on Thursday he would not fight a charge related to the protests in the spirit of civil disobedience.

Congressional Baseball Team Shooting (June, 2017)

Steve Scalise Is Moved Back to I.C.U. Three Weeks After Shooting

A Washington hospital returned the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives to the intensive care unit over concerns about infection.

Nursing Homes

Poor Patient Care at Many Nursing Homes Despite Stricter Oversight

Homes forced to undergo the federal government’s strictest scrutiny often slide back into providing dangerous care.

News and News Media

The Network Against the Leader of the Free World

President Trump, in a series of denunciations of CNN and a video depicting him wrestling it, is “trying to bully us,” said its president, Jeffrey Zucker.


RPT-COLUMN-Psst...wanna buy some cobalt? Just don't tell the auto guys!: Andy Home

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - Wanna buy into one of the hottest commodities in town?

Health Insurance and Managed Care

White House Backs Conservative Health Plan, but G.O.P. Leaders Are Leery

The White House is getting behind a proposal to allow insurers to sell stripped-down health plans if they also offer plans that comply with coverage mandates.


Tennis - Just like 1997 as British fans toast homegrown heroes

LONDON (Reuters) - British tennis fans could not have wished for a more exhilarating, and ultimately successful, day three of Wimbledon in the SW19 sunshine.


BRIEF-U.S. CPSC says Lumicentro Internacional with Home Depot recalls about 10,500 crystal chandeliers

* Lumicentro Internacional with Home Depot recalls about 10,500 crystal chandeliers due to fire & burn hazards


IMF urges G20 leaders to avoid 'myopic' trade policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday urged leaders of the Group of 20 major economies to avoid "myopic" nationalistic policies and to work together in agreed forums to resolve their trade and economic differences.

MMA fighter killed in home invasion

Aaron Rajman, reportedly known as the only Orthodox Jewish MMA fighter, was shot and killed during a home invasion.


COLUMN-Psst...wanna buy some cobalt? Just don't tell the auto guys!: Andy Home

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - Wanna buy into one of the hottest commodities in town?


Ba Vi Journal: A Vietnamese Architect’s Easy-to-Erect Homes for the Poor

Vo Trong Nghia has created low-cost prefabricated structures that he hopes can house people in slums, remote areas and refugee camps.


Heavy rain in Japan forces almost 400,000 from their homes

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and overflowing rivers in southern Japan have forced the evacuation of almost 400,000 people, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.


French far-left leader calls day of protest, says Macron drunk on power

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon called on Wednesday for a nationwide day of protest next week against government plans for spending cuts and pro-business tax and labor reforms.


Miners, UK homebuilders support FTSE, rate-sensitives drag Europe

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - European shares fell in early deals on Wednesday, dragged lower by healthcare and utilities stocks, though upbeat results from a British housebuilder and support from mining firms helped limit losses.


New Hong Kong leader strikes conciliatory tone in first week in office

HONG KONG (Reuters) - New Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday and vowed to improve ties with the legislature, but she suggested fresh reforms to bring greater democracy to the Chinese city would not be tabled any time soon.


Israeli opposition leader Herzog ousted as head of Labour Party

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog lost his bid for re-election to head the center-left Labour Party on Tuesday and the position will be filled by one of two other candidates who will contest a runoff next week.


After China spending spree, rainmaker Hu says time to look closer to home

BEIJING (Reuters) - Primavera Capital Group, one of China's largest private-equity firms, is paying closer attention to domestic opportunities in sectors such as health and technology in the face of stricter capital controls at home and rising protectionism overseas.


Mets’ Plan to Keep Yoenis Cespedes Healthy: Add Water, Stir, and Hope

After yet another leg injury put Cespedes on the disabled list earlier in the season, the Mets decided a change in regimen was needed.