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Pastor blasts Trump in front of Pence

With Vice President Pence sitting in the front pew, Rev. Maurice Watson called out President Trump's vulgar comments on Haiti and African countries during his sermon.


Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against 'un-Islamic' suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says.

Martin Luther King III: Trump's vulgar comments are 'extremely racist'

On the 50th anniversary of his father's assassination, Martin Luther King III said Monday that he believes President Donald Trump's vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa were "extremely racist."

Women and Girls

A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition

Should the last of the church-run Magdalene Laundries for “fallen women” be razed, or should the building in Dublin be saved as a memorial to those who suffered?

Trump says Durbin misrepresented his comments

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin "totally misrepresented" comments during an Oval Office meeting last week, where sources said Trump used vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent.


Trump says Durbin 'totally misrepresented' comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Democratic Senator Dick Durbin "totally misrepresented" what was said at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday, and was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants.

Fact-checking Trump's lottery comments

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at claims President Trump has made a few times about the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Read more at

Romney: Trump's comments 'antithetical to American values'

Mitt Romney took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, condemning his "shithole countries" remark.

Hear the conflicting accounts on Trump meeting comments

CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports on the conflicting accounts from the lawmakers who attended the White House immigration reform meeting where President Trump reportedly referred to some African nations as "shithole countries."


FCC says government officials must work to prevent false alerts

(Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Sunday that Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert and that government officials must work to prevent future incidents.

Van Jones: Trump comments textbook racism

CNN's Van Jones says President Donald Trump's comments about "shithole" African nations is textbook racism because he wants to exclude people based solely on where they are from.

GOP Rep.: Trump comments racist

Haitian-American Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) says that President Trump's comments about Haiti and African countries made during an immigration meeting with lawmakers were racist and unfortunate.


Islamic State affiliate claims deadly attack on U.S. troops in Niger

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The leader of Islamic State's affiliate in West Africa has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four U.S. special forces and four soldiers from Niger in October, Mauritania's independent Nouakchott News Agency (ANI) reported on Saturday.

Lewandowski tries to explain Trump's comments

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski explains to CNN's Chris Cuomo why President Trump would prefer immigrants from Norway.

New York City

Critic’s Notebook: Half-Measures Won’t Erase the Painful Past of Our Monuments

The city says leave three of four existing monuments. Our critic says that may not heal old wounds.

Democrat Dick Durbin called out Trump for 'racist' comments, but Republicans didn't say what they heard or said they 'do not recall' slurs

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the President.

Tapper: You know who loved Trump's comments?

CNN's Jake Tapper compares reactions to President's Trump "shithole countries" remarks following the President's tweeted denial.

Race and Ethnicity

How Trump’s Comments Went Over With Africans

Across the continent, the president’s latest reported provocation drew a mixture of anger and bemusement.

Trump ignores questions at MLK event

President Donald Trump appears to ignore questions from the press at the White House amid backlash over his "shithole countries" remark.


Haiti 'shocked' by Trump comments, summons U.S. envoy

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti on Friday expressed shock at reports that U.S. President Donald Trump referred to the Caribbean nation as a "shithole," and summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country for an explanation.

Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.

Pastor who admitted sex encounter with teen is put on leave

A Memphis, Tennessee, megachurch pastor who confessed to a sexual encounter with a teenager has been put on leave.

Muslims and Islam

Opinion: The Lingering Dream of an Islamic State

Baghdadi’s caliphate is crumbling. But it has given new life to a very old idea.


Protest by Indonesian Islamists accuses Facebook of discrimination

JAKARTA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook's headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking some pages operated by hardline groups for allegedly spreading hate.


From Norway to Haiti, Trump’s Comments Stir Fresh Outrage

In a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump said the United States needed more immigrants from places like Norway and fewer from Haiti and African countries.

President Trump's other insensitive comments on race, ethnicity

President Donald Trump's comments Thursday decrying the migration of citizens from "shithole countries" was criticized as racially insensitive.


U.S. envoy erred in comments about Muslims in Netherlands: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands made mistakes and feels great remorse for falsely saying two years ago that Muslim migrants had "burned" politicians and created "no-go zones" in Holland, a State Department official said on Thursday.

Congregation applauds after pastor admits sexual incident with teen

The Memphis, Tennessee, congregants broke into 25 seconds of applause after the pastor confessed to a 1998 "sexual incident" with a teenager and asked for their forgiveness.

Trump attempts to clear up DACA comments

President Donald Trump discusses immigration and touts the response he received following a bipartisan meeting with senators on a heavily-anticipated immigration bill. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Pastor apologizes for 'sexual incident'

Tennessee pastor Andy Savage admitted to a 1998 sexual encounter with a high school student when he was a youth pastor at a church in Texas.

Islam could be No. 2 religion in US by 2040

The Muslim population is growing, and in the next two decades Muslims could become the second-largest religious group in the United States, according to a Pew Research study.


Muguruza battles past Bertens To reach Sydney last eight

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Top seed Garbine Muguruza overcame an injury scare to battle past Kiki Bertens 6-3 7-6(6) and advance to the Sydney International quarter-finals on Wednesday.


Peterhansel stays top after eventful Dakar fourth stage

(Reuters) - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel doubled his lead in the Dakar Rally to nearly seven minutes on Tuesday after an eventful fourth stage that claimed last year's motorcycle winner Sam Sunderland.

Trump's former chief strategist has come under fire for comments he made in an explosive book


Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after comments critical of Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization said on its website on Tuesday, after the former White House chief strategist was quoted in a book criticizing President Donald Trump.


Trump orders mental health aid for military veterans to prevent suicide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.


Trump to order mental health aid to prevent suicide among military veterans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to sign an executive order that will direct government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.


Hot flashes caused by cancer therapy can be prevented, treated

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients with hot flashes related to hormone therapy should know that these uncomfortable symptoms can be managed, according to a recently published resource for patients.


Germany expects return of over 100 children of Islamist fighters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German security officials are preparing for the arrival of over 100 infants and children of people who left the country to fight for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, amid concerns about the radicalization of minors.


Personal Health: How to Prevent Falls

Many of us can use a periodic kick in the pants to help keep us safe. I know, because I’m one of those prone to doing something foolhardy.


Thai king orders history-themed festival paying homage to past monarchs

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered a history-themed festival for the public, a government spokesman said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerges from a year of mourning for his revered father.


Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump's son

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday sought to back away from derogatory comments ascribed to him about Trump's son in a controversial book that sparked White House outrage and could threaten his job.


Box Office: 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' roars past 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' 'Insidious 4'

LOS ANGELES ( - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" handily won the first box office weekend of 2018 over the launch of "Insidious: The Last Key" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with $36 million at 3,801 North American locations.

Miller: Bannon comments are out of reality

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller decries former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who said in Michael Wolff's new book "Fire and Fury" that Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians in Trump tower was "treasonous" and "unpatriotic."


Titans 22, Chiefs 21: Marcus Mariota, With a Play for the Ages, Leads the Titans Past the Chiefs

The Tennessee quarterback ignited a rally from an 18-point deficit to give his team a playoff victory. With the help of a deflection, Mariota completed a pass to himself and sprinted to the end zone.


Monfils wins seventh ATP title at Qatar Open

(Reuters) - Frenchman Gael Monfils outclassed Russian youngster Andrey Rublev to win the Qatar Open and claim his seventh ATP title Saturday, having finished runner-up in Doha three times.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Columnist: Let’s Try to Get Past Trump

Maybe we’ll pretend he’s on some other planet.


U.S. weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, cautioning that U.S. action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.


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Halep powers past Begu to reach Shenzhen Open final

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep of Romania tamed compatriot Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets to reach the final of the Shenzhen Open in China on Friday.


Canada's Conservatives expel senator over indigenous comments

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives kicked a lawmaker out of the party after she posted letters on her official government website that derided indigenous people and then refused to take them down from the site.


U.S. FCC chairman cancels tech event appearance after threats: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a large consumer electronics event in Las Vegas after receiving unspecified deaths threats, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday.


Storm causes power outages, canceled flights, in Canada's Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - More than 80,000 customers were hit by power outages in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Thursday evening, leaving parts of the city of Halifax in the dark, as eastern Canada was battered by a massive storm arriving from the United States.

Stocks and Bonds

Dow Roars Past 25,000 as 2-Year Rally Rolls On

The benchmark stock index topped 25,000 points for the first time, maintaining an ascent that began in early 2016.


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Books and Literature

Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.


U.S. Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the...


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United States Politics and Government

Read Trump’s Reaction to Steve Bannon’s Comments

President Trump hit back at the former White House chief strategist through a statement saying that Mr. Bannon had nothing to do with his “historic victory.”


S&P cruises past 2,700 as tech stocks climb

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes hit records on Wednesday, with the benchmark S&P 500 index breaching the 2,700-mark for the first time on gains in technology stocks.


S&P cruises past 2,700 as technology stocks advance

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 breached the 2,700-mark for the first time shortly after open on Wednesday, while the Nasdaq and the Dow hit records on a strong run in technology stocks.


Halep rallies past Duan, ensures top billing for Australian Open

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep assured herself of top billing for the Australian Open after powering past local hope Duan Yingying and into the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open in China on Wednesday.


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Traumatic events increase headaches and migraines

(Reuters Health) - - Teens exposed to traumatic or terror events may have a higher risk for weekly and daily migraines, according to a study of adolescents who survived a terror attack in Norway.


Edmund battles past Shapovalov in Brisbane opener

(Reuters) - Kyle Edmund was taken the distance before he outlasted talented Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday.


Murray out of Brisbane event with hip injury

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Brisbane International with a hip problem on Tuesday, further putting in doubt the Briton's prospects of being fit in time for the Australian Open later this month.


Murray pulls out of Brisbane event with hip injury

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Brisbane International with a hip problem on Tuesday, further putting in doubt the Briton's prospects of being fit in time for the Australian Open later this month.


Thiem battles past Donskoy in season-opener at Doha

(Reuters) - Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem started his season with a hard-fought 7-6(3) 6-3 victory over Russian Evgeny Donskoy in the first round of the Qatar Open in Doha on Monday.


Kerber fires as Germany edge past Belgium in Hopman Cup

(Reuters) - Angelique Kerber showed plenty of tenacity to beat Belgium's Elise Mertens before teaming up with Alexander Zverev to help Germany get their Hopman Cup campaign off to a winning start at the Perth Arena on Monday.


Konta overcomes blip to get past Keys in Brisbane opener

(Reuters) - Johanna Konta made a shaky start to the new season before battling past U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys and into the second round of the Brisbane International on Monday.


Exclusive: Pakistan plans takeover of charities run by Islamist figure U.S. has targeted

(Reuters) - Pakistan's government plans to seize control of charities and financial assets linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, who Washington has designated a terrorist, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.


North Korea's Kim says nuclear weapons will prevent war with U.S

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Monday that the United States will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with its nuclear weapons.


North Korea's Kim says nuclear weapons will prevent war with U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Monday that the United States will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with its nuclear weapons.


Nadal to make Australian return in exhibition event

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal, who is struggling to get any match practice before the Australian Open, will play an exhibition event at Melbourne Park in the week leading up to the season opening grand slam, organizers said on Monday.


Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members, including 15 foreigners: police

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, on suspicion of links to Islamic State during raids in Istanbul, tightening security ahead of the anniversary of a nightclub attack in which dozens were killed.


Australia ease past Canada in Hopman Cup opener

PERTH (Reuters) - Daria Gavrilova beat Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets but Thanasi Kokkinakis was made to work harder to edge out Vasek Pospisil and give Australia a winning start to their Hopman Cup campaign against Canada on Sunday.


Ski jumping: Stoch defies wind and rain to win opening Four Hills event

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Defending champion Kamil Stoch upstaged home favorite Richard Freitag to win the opening leg of ski jumping's prestigious Four Hills tournament at Oberstdorf on Saturday.


Djokovic doubtful for Australian Open after withdrawing from Abu Dhabi event

(Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic's preparation for next month's Australian Open suffered a blow after he pulled out of the season-opening exhibition event in Abu Dhabi on Friday due to pain in his right elbow.


Turkish police detain 29 Islamic State suspects in Ankara: agency

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 29 suspected Islamic State members in Ankara on Friday, state media said, in a fresh operation after arresting some 120 suspects across Turkey a day earlier as security is tightened ahead of the New Year.

Pop and Rock Music

New Year’s Eve 2017: A Guide to Music and Comedy Events

Set the DVR for Mariah Carey’s “Rockin’ Eve” do-over and head out to catch the cabaret, comedy, dance music, rock shows and jazz lineups ringing in 2018.


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Vitamin D and Calcium Don’t Prevent Bone Fractures

Researchers found no association of vitamin D or calcium supplements with the frequency of hip, spine or total fractures in older adults.


Lebanese foreign minister denounced over Israel comments

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese politicians on Thursday criticized Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil over a television interview in which he was shown saying that Lebanon did not have an ideological problem with Israel and was not against it having security.


Islamic State claims blasts at Afghan Shi'ite center, news agency that kill dozens

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Shi'ite cultural center and news agency on Thursday in the Afghan capital that killed dozens of people attending a conference.


Coalition has no plans to target Islamic State in Syrian government-controlled areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite saying that the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop Islamic State militants from moving through its territory, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group does not intend to target militants in those areas, a senior coalition official said on Wednesday.


Suspected French Islamist militants detained in Syria: source

PARIS (Reuters) - Several suspected French Islamist militants have been arrested in northern Syria, including a man once convicted of running a jihadist recruitment network in France, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday.

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes past handling of sexual harassment allegations

The Justice Department Inspector General has found "potential systemic issues" in how the department handles sexual harassment and misconduct allegations across its components, according to a memorandum he wrote in May to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after reviewing the handling of cases that primarily occurred in years past.


Gunman opens fire in Moscow pastry factory, killing one

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire in a pastry factory in Moscow, killing a guard early on Wednesday, officials said.


Russia accuses U.S. of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country.


Israel ambassador asks to meet New Zealand pop star Lorde over canceled show

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Israel's ambassador to New Zealand on Wednesday appealed to the pop star Lorde to meet him after she canceled a show in Tel Aviv after appeals from activists for her to shun Israel as a protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Op-Ed Contributor: The Gun Lobby Is Hindering Suicide Prevention

After my father killed himself, I volunteered to stop others from doing the same. Then I was shown the door over gun control.

Capital Punishment

Egypt Hangs 15 for Terrorism, Stoking Fears Among Islamists

The men were executed for an attack in 2013, at the start of an Islamic insurgency that the government has been battling ever since.

Most notable events to happen in 2018

A royal wedding, US midterm elections and the Winter Olympics are just a few of the notable events taking place in 2018.


Economic Scene: Incomes Grew After Past Tax Cuts, but Guess Whose

While the well-to-do did even better than before, average income for Americans on the bottom half of the scale actually shrank under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.


For One Far-Right Politician, Forgetting Germany’s Past Just Got Harder

Björn Höcke declared Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial a “Monument of Shame.” So a German artist collective built one to scale, right outside his bedroom window.


Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday, that killed at least five people and wounded two.


For Iraq's Christians, a bittersweet first Christmas home after Islamic State

TELESKOF, Iraq (Reuters) - Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof, Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing "Jingle Bells" in Aramaic.


UPDATE 1-China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.


China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.


Nadal out of season-opening Abu Dhabi event

(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from next week's season-opening exhibition event in Abu Dhabi due to ongoing fitness problems, the world number one has said.


Macron: France ready to strengthen force in Sahel fighting Islamists

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday France stood ready if needed to strengthen its military force fighting alongside African troops against Islamist insurgents in the Sahel.


Man accused of plotting attack for Islamic State at San Francisco pier

(Reuters) - A tow truck driver in California was arrested on Friday and charged with attempting to provide support to terrorists by plotting to attack people, possibly with explosives, at a crowded pier in San Francisco before Christmas.

New Ohio law prevents abortions in Down syndrome cases

Ohio is prohibiting doctors from performing abortions in cases where tests reveal the fetus has or likely has Down syndrome.

West, Cornel

Past Debates Echo in Split Between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

There was no Twitter to fan the flames when W.E.B. Du Bois sparred with Booker T. Washington and Malcolm X argued with Martin Luther King Jr.

US ambassador denies own comments. Then denies denial

The new US ambassador to the Netherlands lied twice to a Dutch news crew about 2015 comments he made saying the country was in chaos because of Muslims.


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Exclusive: IPO hopeful Xiaomi set to blow past 2017 revenue target - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has told bankers it would top its annual revenue target by as much as 18 percent, sources with knowledge of the matter said, marking a comeback from a sales slump in recent years that triggered a business overhaul.


Yazidi sisters reunited after three years in Islamic State captivity

SHARYA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Rosa, now 14, asked her Islamic State captors about her younger sisters Bushra, 12, and Suhayla, seven, she was told they had been killed for misbehaving.

Rep.'s comments launch CNN investigation

The #MeToo movement has resulted in an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations against men in entertainment and in politics, however only a few have resulted in consequences.

United States International Relations

Pence’s Christmas Pilgrimage Is Canceled. His Next Mideast Move Is Complicated.

Vice President Mike Pence planned to meet with Christian leaders in the Middle East but several canceled after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


New York man sentenced to 15 years for plotting to help Islamic State

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City resident who pleaded guilty to conspiring to support Islamic State was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors said.


German police arrest alleged Islamic State militant in ice rink truck attack plot

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested a 29-year-old man they said was an active member of Islamic State who was plotting a truck attack on an ice rink.


China to focus on pollution prevention, control: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will focus on pollution prevention and control for the next three years, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a statement issued after the Central Economic Work Conference.


Wall Street eases as investors look past tax revamp

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as excitement over the likelihood of a tax code revamp was offset by concern over its effect on years of monetary policy stimulus and the future of interest rates.


Kenya police raid Islamic school, arresting teachers and holding 100 children

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police raided an Islamic school on Tuesday, arresting two teachers and taking around 100 children into protective custody in what police described as a counter-terrorism operation involving foreign law-enforcement agencies.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Illuminating the Past, One Precious Book at a Time

Christopher de Hamel’s “Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts” uses a dozen rare illustrated volumes to transport readers back to the medieval world.

Trump disputes report he was angry over Gorsuch comments

President Donald Trump disputed a Washington Post story Tuesday alleging that he considered pulling his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court after Gorsuch privately criticized Trump's attacks on the judiciary.

Olive Garden is still a hit with pasta lovers

What is positive train control, and could it have prevented the crash?

The Amtrak passenger train didn't have a safety technology called the positive train control activated at the time it derailed in Washington state, said Richard Anderson, the rail service's president and co-CEO.


U.S. seeks life sentence for man in Islamic State beheading plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors were due on Tuesday to ask a judge to impose a life sentence on a Massachusetts man found guilty of conspiring to support Islamic State militants in a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.


German ex-rightist jailed for plotting Islamist attack on police

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court sentenced a 27-year-old German supporter of Islamic State to three years and three months in prison on Monday for plotting to lure police or soldiers into a trap and kill them with a home-made bomb.


More flights canceled after Atlanta airport's day without power

(Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were canceled into and out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Monday, a day after a paralyzing 11-hour power outage at the world's busiest airport left passengers marooned on airplanes idling on the tarmac.


Islamic State claims attack on spy agency center in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack near a training facility of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Monday as gunmen exchanged fire with security forces.


Macron sees February end to fight against Islamic State in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - The military campaign against Islamic State in Syria should be completed in February following the end of fighting against the militant group in Iraq, French President Emmanuel Macron said.


Two Danish journalists wounded in Islamist knife attack in Gabon

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - An attacker wielding a knife and crying "Allahu Akbar" has wounded two Danish journalists in Gabon's capital Libreville, the Gabonese defense minister said.

Chef Mario Batali apologizes for past behavior and offers cinnamon rolls

How about some cinnamon rolls with that apology?

Environmental Protection Agency

E.P.A. Contractor Has Spent Past Year Scouring the Agency for Anti-Trump Officials

A top executive has submitted at least 40 Freedom of Information Act requests targeting employees known to be questioning management at the E.P.A.


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Reality Television

Omarosa’s White House Show Is Canceled

Love her or hate her, the former reality show star turned White House aide has never shied away from controversy.


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Global Warming

How Global Warming Fueled Five Extreme Weather Events

Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.


Prosecutors say Long Island woman tried to use bitcoin to aid Islamic State

(Reuters) - A suburban New York hospital technician accused of using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to launder money meant for the militant group Islamic State was arrested on charges of money laundering in support of a foreign terrorist organization and bank fraud, prosecutors said Thursday.


New York woman charged with laundering money to help Islamic State

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors said Thursday that they had charged a Long Island, New York woman with laundering more than $85,000 in fraudulently obtained money through Bitcoin to help Islamic State.

White House 'not aware' of anything that could have prevented Sandy Hook

Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the White House downplayed efforts to prevent mass shootings, insisting there was no single solution to increasingly deadly violence.


Homegrown attacks rising worry in U.S. as Islamic State weakens abroad

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The online video's message was clear: Supporters of Islamic State who could not travel overseas to join the militant group should carry out attacks wherever they were in the United States or Europe.


More than 20 Islamic State militants killed in Syria: U.S.-led coalition

WASHINGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) - A Pentagon-backed rebel group and the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and detained a number of militants in the southern Syrian desert near a base, the coalition said on Thursday.


Arms supplied by U.S., Saudi ended up with Islamic State, researchers say

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Arms provided by the United States and Saudi Arabia to Syrian opposition groups frequently ended up in the hands of Islamic State, an arms monitoring group that analyzed weapons found on the battlefield said on Thursday.


German police raid locations linked to Islamist militants

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police investigating four people suspected of planning an Islamist-motivated attack raided nine locations in Berlin and the eastern state of Saxony Anhalt on Thursday, prosecutors said.

Identities stolen, used to make fake comments on net neutrality

When the FCC sought the public's opinion on the net neutrality vote, millions of those in favor of repealing net neutrality turned out to be fake.


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Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem 'crime' prevents U.S. peace role

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Can the City Prevent Terror Attacks?

Wednesday: Foiling lone-wolf attacks, free admission at the National Museum of Mathematics, and are New Yorkers too jaded?


People hope 'I break my neck' after Trump comments: Vonn

(Reuters) - Social media users have told American skier Lindsey Vonn they hoped she broke her neck after the Olympic champion made comments they deemed to be critical of U.S. President Donald Trump, she said on Tuesday.


Older women should not take hormones to prevent chronic diseases

(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women should not use hormone therapy to prevent chronic medical conditions, because the risk of significant side effects outweighs the unclear evidence of a benefit, according to a government-backed panel of experts.


Brazil Fights H.I.V. Spike in Youths With Free Preventive Drug

The country is the first in Latin America to make a blue pill called PrEP an integral part of its health care policy.


Doubts about U.S. State redesign deepen with erroneous comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a town hall with staff on Tuesday amid skepticism about his planned agency reorganization that has been aggravated by his recent inaccurate comments about the State Department, a dozen current and former officials said.


Houston man arrested for trying to aid Islamic State: U.S. government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Houston man was charged on Monday with trying to support the radical group Islamic State and distributing information about how to make bombs, the U.S. Justice Department said.

White House claims Trump's immigration plans could have prevented attack

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump's preferred immigration policies would have prevented the suspect in an attempted New York terrorist attack from entering the country.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Hunting Taliban and Islamic State Fighters, From 20,000 Feet

B-52s have once again been called into action in Afghanistan. A New York Times correspondent flew on one.


Bitcoin futures rocket past $18,000; Asian shares buoyant

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The craze for cryptocurrencies entered a new chapter on Monday as bitcoin futures rocketed by one-fifth of their value at a hotly anticipated launch, while Asian shares climbed amid optimism about global growth.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures rocket past $18,000; Asian shares buoyant

* Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting


Bitcoin futures surge past $18,000; Asian shares firm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The craze for cryptocurrencies entered a new chapter on Monday as bitcoin futures rocketed by one-fifth of their value at a closely-watched launch, while Asian shares climbed amid optimism about global growth.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures surge past $18,000; Asian shares firm

* Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting


Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The front-month bitcoin futures contract on the Chicago-based CBOE Futures Exchange surged past $17,000 on Monday, the first day of trading.


Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling "victory day" in Arabic.


Trains canceled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Some trains were canceled, flights were grounded and a rugby match was called off on Sunday after Britain experienced heavy snow fall in some areas.


Iraq holds military parade celebrating victory over Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.


Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory.


Islamic State completely 'evicted' from Iraq, Iraqi PM says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that Iraqi forces had driven the last remnants of Islamic State from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory.


Iraqi PM says Islamic State completely 'evicted' from Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that Iraqi forces had driven the last remnants of Islamic State from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory.


Iraq is 'totally liberated' from Islamic State: Iraqi armed forces

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has been "totally liberated" from Islamic State, the Iraqi armed forces announced in a statement on Saturday.

Nobel laureate: There is one way to prevent nuclear war

In awarding this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Nobel committee has chosen to shine a powerful light on the grave and growing danger of nuclear war and illuminate the path we must follow to avoid that ultimate calamity.


Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.


UPDATE 4-Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

John Lewis to skip civil rights event over Trump's attendance

Two black congressmen say they will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Saturday because President Donald Trump is set to attend.


Russian military: mission accomplished, Islamic State defeated in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's military said on Thursday it had accomplished its mission of defeating Islamic State in Syria, and there were no remaining settlements there under the group's control.


BRIEF-Kalytera Therapeutics Says ‍Results Of Phase 2 Clinical Study In Prevention Of Graft Versus Host Disease​ Are Expected By Q3 2018


Freedom of Speech and Expression

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When the Truth Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court takes up regulated speech in doctors’ offices, an issue that cuts both ways in the context of abortion.


Britons who join Islamic State should be hunted and killed: defence minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britons who have joined the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq should be hunted down and killed, Britain's new defence minister said.


WorldRemit sees strong revenues, rapid user growth, eventual IPO

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Cross-border digital money transfer service WorldRemit aims to increase its customers fivefold to 10 million in 2020, with half of them in Africa, Chief Executive Ismail Ahmed said.


Air New Zealand cancels flights after "events" involving Rolls-Royce engines

(Reuters) - Air New Zealand Ltd said on Thursday "two recent events" involving Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC Trent 1000 engines had prompted it to cancel and delay some international flights over the coming weeks, making it the latest airline to experience problems.


BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Iger Likely To Extend Tenure Past 2019 To Facilitate Integration Of Fox Assets With Disney - CNBC, citing DJ



Time to move on from Algeria's colonial past, says France's Macron

ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron, visiting Algeria, said on Wednesday he would not be held hostage by France's colonial involvement there and he urged young Algerians to build for the future and not dwell on past "crimes" committed in the independence war.


Putin says Russia won't prevent athletes from competing in Pyeongchang

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they wanted to, damping down calls from some Russians for a boycott of the Games.


Putin says Russia won't prevent athletes from competing in Pyeongchang - agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they so desired.


Macron says time to move on from Algeria's colonial past

ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron visited Algeria on Wednesday where he pressed for a new chapter in relations and said he would not be held hostage by France's colonial past, in remarks published by a local newspaper. 


Britain foils Islamist suicide plot to kill PM May in Downing Street: Sky News

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has foiled an Islamist suicide plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May with a bomb in Downing Street, Sky news reported, citing unidentified sources.

Deal or no deal: How the past 24 hours have changed Brexit

Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once famously opined that a week was a long time in politics. For today's incumbent, Theresa May, the past 24 hours must have felt even longer.


Treasury sanctions cleric Faisal for Islamic State recruiting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday said it had sanctioned Abdullah Ibrahim al-Faisal for recruiting for Islamic State, alleging the Jamaican cleric had influenced people around the world in attacking civilians and creating bomb plots and also had helped new recruits to the extremist group travel and hide.


Fewer than 3,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria: U.S.-led coalition

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States-led international coalition fighting Islamic State estimates that fewer than 3,000 fighters belonging to the hardline Sunni militant group remain in Iraq and Syria, its spokesman said on Tuesday.

Could spanking kids lead to eventual dating violence?

Parents who believe in "spare the rod, spoil the child" might be setting their children up to become violent toward future partners, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Tweets and comments about the Russia probe from the White House and Trump's legal team backfired

European Sovereign Debt Crisis (2010- )

Eurogroup, Looking Past Period of Crisis, Picks New Leader From Portugal

The selection of Mario Centeno reflects a shift by the Eurogroup, which has grappled with the near-constant collapse of the euro in recent years.

Lawmaker comments on Flynn deputy's testimony

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responds to reports that former Trump transition official KT McFarland and incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn discussed his communications with Russia during the presidential transition process.


The Battle against Islamic State

(Reuters) - It was an awkward coalition riven by political and sectarian differences, facing an elusive, fanatical enemy dug into an urban maze of narrow streets and alleyways. So, could Iraq's government really deliver on its vow to vanquish Islamic State?


With Algeria's future uncertain, Macron unlikely to dwell on past during visit

PARIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is likely to use a visit to Algeria on Wednesday to look to the future and turn the page on the colonial past, but stop short of apologizing for his country's actions as some demand.


With new plan, Swiss pin anti-extremism hopes on prevention

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland released a national plan on Monday to prevent violent extremism, including training teachers and coaches to recognize warning signs and re-integrating people who have already been radicalized.


Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern region from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday it had fully captured Deir al-Zor's eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.


Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern area from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday it had fully captured Deir al-Zor's eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.


Beyond the Drag Event Horizon

Filthy scary alien monster cyborg goth drag is in the club.


More Bali flights canceled on forecast of volcanic ash

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Airlines canceled more flights departing the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Saturday, citing forecasts of deteriorating flying conditions due to a risk of volcanic ash from the erupting Mount Agung volcano.

Prince Harry and fiance's first royal event


GSK starts big African study of injectable drug to prevent HIV

Nov 30 (Reuters) - ViiV Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline Plc's HIV unit, said on Thursday it started an African study to evaluate long-acting injectable drug for the prevention of HIV infection in sexually active women.


BRIEF-Glaxosmithkline says ViiV Healthcare starts Phase 3 HIV prevention study in women


Protester interrupts Roy Moore event

Embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was interrupted by protester Wednesday evening as he spoke during a church service in southern Alabama.


Alpine skiing: Women's downhill training at Lake Louise canceled

(Reuters) - Training for the first women's downhill World Cup races of the season were canceled on Wednesday due to soft snow but conditions looked good to resume on Thursday, a spokesperson for the U.S. ski team said on Wednesday.


BRIEF-Nokia comments on rumors related to Juniper Networks

* Nokia Oyj - ‍nokia is not currently in talks with, nor is it preparing an offer for, Juniper Networks related to an acquisition of that company Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Trump's past comments on race

CNN's Tom Foreman reports on President Donald Trump's history of comments about race.


Gunmen kill intelligence officer at Islamabad Shi'ite mosque

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers at the entrance of a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Wednesday, killing an intelligence officer at the scene, police said.