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Eerie photos capture amusement parks after the fun stops

As the lights go off and the gates are bolted shut, the once colorful facades of lively recreational hot spots take on an eerie new life. That's what Italian photographer Stefano Cerio says in his new book, "Night Games," filled with images of recreational sites around the world that were taken exclusively at night. [Source]

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A midnight shutdown seems likely, unless there's a big change

The government will shut down at 12:00:01 a.m. ET, Saturday morning. Nobody on either side -- Senate or House; Republican or Democrat -- sees a different path at this point.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Jumps Back Into the G.O.P. Health Care Debate

Urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mr. Kimmel used a favorite character to illustrate his point: the petulant barista.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Jumps Back Into the Health Care Debate

Urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mr. Kimmel used a favorite character to illustrate his point: the petulant barista.

National Parks, Monuments and Seashores

Op-Ed Contributor: A Trojan Horse Threatens the Nation’s Parks

Legislation backed by some Utah lawmakers would be a giveaway to local interests and begin the piecemeal unraveling of the park system.


Growing pains for #MeToo as Ansari tale sparks backlash talk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Less than four months after the #MeToo movement inspired a national conversation about sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of dozens of powerful American men, a backlash seems to be underway.


California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

(Reuters) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Weighs In on the Claims Against Aziz Ansari

Ms. Bee said that Mr. Ansari, the actor and author of “Modern Romance: An Investigation,” ought to have noticed if he was making his date uncomfortable.

College student's racist rant sparks protest

An Alabama University student is no longer enrolled at the school after posting videos to social media full of taunts and racial slurs.

#MeToo Movement

Aziz Ansari Case Sparks Conversation About Consent

A sexual-misconduct allegation against the comedian Aziz Ansari adds a new dimension to discussions of dating norms and consent.


U.S. Interior Department blasts resigning National Parks board members

(Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday said it welcomed the mass resignation of members of the National Parks Service advisory board, saying they had ignored sexual harassment cases and lied about how they were treated by the Trump administration.

Late night mocks Trump's health exam

Comedians including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert give their take on President Trump's health exam.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Is Skeptical About Trump’s Health Report

The White House physician on Tuesday said President Trump was in excellent health, physically and mentally. That was not the news Mr. Noah had expected.

Global Warming

Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel

The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board have jointly resigned in protest of Trump administration policies.

Inside a $48,000-a-night hotel

You can do a lot with $48,000 -- pick up a couple of basic SUVs, acquire three Bitcoins or even buy a small house.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Hammers Trump for His Vulgarity (Again)

President Trump disparaged Haiti and some African countries in a meeting last week, and late-night hosts won’t let him forget it.

Race and Ethnicity

The Stone: Will America Choose King’s Dream or Trump’s Nightmare?

Our greatest civil rights leader was clear: Those who remain silent will also stand accused.


‘Saturday Night Live,’ With Help From Old Friends, Skewers ‘Morning Joe’

This week’s “S.N.L.” featured cameos from two of its alumni, a workout for the network’s censors and the usual skewering of President Trump.

Late night mocks Trump's wall

Is Trump's "big" and "beautiful" border wall shrinking? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Pans Trump’s Vulgarity, a Bleep for Other Hosts

Late-night hosts had a hard time making light of President Trump’s derogatory characterization of immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

Late night tackles Trump's 'shithole' remark

Late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah react to President Trump's latest immigration comments in which he expressed his frustration with people coming to the US from "shithole countries."


Long night for hundreds of passengers on Japan train trapped by snow

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hundreds of passengers spent a cramped and uncomfortable night and much of Friday morning stuck on a crowded train trapped by heavy snow at a railroad crossing not far from a station in northern Japan, an official said.

Girl's rape and murder sparks outrage

Deadly protests erupted in Kasur, Pakistan after a seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Marks the ‘2,000th Lie’ of the Trump Administration

Referring to a lie tracker that The Washington Post has been running, Mr. Kimmel declared the moment “Lie2K.”

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: James Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct Accusations in Colbert Interview

Speaking on “The Late Show,” James Franco said he had “no idea” why the actress Ally Sheedy had called him out on Twitter.


Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, sparks tsunami warning

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of the Caribbean.


Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Up to 15 inches fell in northwestern Algeria, creating an alien-looking landscape right here on Earth.

Winfrey, Oprah

Best of Late Night: Oprah 2020? Late Night Is Intrigued

Trevor Noah compared Oprah Winfrey with President Trump. “She’s everything that he’s not,” he said. “She’s black, she’s a woman, she likes to read.”


Midnight marriages usher in Australia's same-sex wedding laws

SYDNEY (Reuters) - At the stroke of midnight and in the early hours of Tuesday morning dozens of same-sex couples exchanged wedding vows across Australia as laws making the nation the 26th in the world to legalize gay marriage took effect.

Analysis: Oprah knew exactly what she was doing Sunday night

Two hours before Oprah Winfrey took the Golden Globes stage Sunday night to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award, Globes host Seth Meyers set the tone for the evening.


India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on database breach

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a data breach in a federal identity database, drawing criticism from a journalist group that accused officials of trying to muzzle free speech.


Drivers rescued after being trapped overnight by snowstorm in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - After hours of being trapped in heavy snow and freezing conditions, the last of travelers stranded overnight in their vehicles on a motorway near Spain’s capital Madrid were rescued on Sunday afternoon, emergency services said.

Cooking and Cookbooks

A Good Appetite: A Weeknight Dish for Lovers of Non-Fishy Fish

This quickly braised cod in butter and wine is practically defined by its simplicity and speed.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Book)

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says Trump Should Embrace ‘Fire and Fury’ Book

Mr. Noah said that President Trump ought to welcome reports that he didn’t really want to be president. In that case, Mr. Noah said, why would he collude with Russia?


New Zealand storm sparks evacuations and cuts power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Gale-force winds battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns.

Trump's latest on Bannon: 'He called me a great man last night'

President Donald Trump heralded Steve Bannon's praise for him on Thursday in his first public comments since he released a fiery statement slamming his former White House chief strategist.

Late night pokes fun at new book on Trump

Late night comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert poke fun at the feud between Donald Trump and Steve Bannon after the release of excerpts from Michael Wolff's upcoming tell-all book about President Trump's White House.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Wants One of Trump’s ‘Corrupt Media Awards’

President Trump said on Twitter that he would be announcing awards for “dishonest” and “corrupt” members of the media. Late-night hosts are intrigued.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Blasts Trump for Twitter Feud With Kim Jong-un

Mr. Colbert criticized the president for talking about nuclear war in what Mr. Colbert considered blasé terms.


CORRECTED-Bankers to burn midnight oil ahead of "MiFID" dawn

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Bankers will work through the night to iron out last minute hitches before Wednesday's launch of a major reform of European Union financial markets that aims to apply lessons from the financial crisis nearly a decade ago.


Bankers to burn midnight oil ahead of 'MiFID' dawn

LONDON (Reuters) - Bankers will work through the night to iron out last minute hitches before Wednesday's launch of a major reform of European Union financial markets that aims to apply lessons from the financial crisis nearly a decade ago.


Bankers to burn midnight oil ahead of "MiFID" dawn

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Bankers will work through the night to iron out last minute hitches before Wednesday's launch of a major reform of European Union financial markets that aims to apply lessons from the financial crisis nearly a decade ago.

New Year

O Cold Night!

Single and restless on a frigid New Year’s Eve, our writer set out on a New York culture crawl: Cardi B, contra dancing, Bargemusic, a 1990s-themed party and more.

The state's new law legalizing recreational marijuana is off to a busy first day

California began selling recreational marijuana today in what's seen as a milestone in the mainstreaming of the weed, and hundreds lined up to buy it.


Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California

Amid a slow and halting rollout, marijuana shops opened Monday in Oakland and a handful of other cities.

California legalizes recreational marijuana

California is the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana use. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports from inside a California dispensary as it prepares for its first day of sales.


California launches legal sale of cannabis for recreational use

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California will launch the world's largest regulated commercial market for recreational marijuana on Monday, as dozens of newly licensed stores catering to adults who enjoy the drug for its psychoactive effects open for business up and down the state.

Disc Jockeys

Opinion: A D.J. Could Save Your Life Tonight

A real D.J. is part shaman, part tech wizard, part crowd psychologist, all artist. Many people claim the title, but far fewer embody it.


Arise Sir Ringo: Beatles drummer knighted in UK honors list

LONDON (Reuters) - Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list, along with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and author Michael Morpurgo, while ballet dancer Darcey Bussell becomes a dame.

The UK's newest knights are ...

The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and BeeGees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in her 2018 New Year honors list.


Critic’s Notebook: Action Bronson, the Leader of the Most Joyously Disorienting Show on Late Night

“The Untitled Action Bronson Show” is not quite a talk show, not quite a cooking show, not quite a variety show. But it somehow all works.


California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the...


Can a sun salutation a day keep night sweats at bay?

(Reuters Health) - Menopausal women who practice yoga may experience more relief from symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes than their peers who don’t do this type of exercise, a review of existing research suggests.

10 questions that could keep you up at night in 2018

2017 was the year that resolved next to nothing. It was a year of transitions and of unresolved conflicts on the global stage and across continents. Above all, 2017 was a year that posed momentous questions and left them open for the future -- mostly for the near future.


Best of Late Night: Late-Night TV in 2017: Trump, Russia, Weinstein and More

The first year of President Trump’s administration provided considerable fodder for hosts.

NFL cancels Sunday Night Football this week


Bitcoin holds overnight gains after last week's rout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin held its overnight gains in early U.S. trading on Tuesday as the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency rebounded on light trading volume from its worst week since 2013.

Harry, Prince of Wales

Prince Harry Is Getting Married. Time for Themed Mugs and Nightclub Tours.

Britain’s monarchy can be big money. And with a royal wedding next year, tour groups, ceramic makers and other companies are trying to capitalize.

Traffic Accidents and Safety

Navigation Apps Are Turning Quiet Neighborhoods Into Traffic Nightmares

As motorists turn onto residential streets, towns are fighting back by creating turn restrictions, speed humps and even closing roads to outsiders.

A tragic injury to a Syrian infant sparks a social media campaign spotlighting a humanitarian crisis

Karim Abdel Rahman -- a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack -- has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.


An investor's best friend: China's booming pet market sparks deals

PINGYANG, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Li Mingjie is a pet industry investor's dream. The 23-year-old e-commerce worker spares little expense to make his pooch happy.

SpaceX's latest launch sparks UFO fears

Hygiene and Cleanliness

Should You Shower in the Morning, or at Night? Yes.

Night showers may be leisurely and relaxing, but our writer was surprised to learn that morning showers — or even two showers a day — may be better.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Calls Out Trump for Saying He ‘Repealed Obamacare’

Mr. Meyers said that if the president believes he repealed Obamacare, he could be gaslighted into thinking he’s already served a full two terms.


Living With Cancer: Immortality at Midnight

Despite a poor cancer prognosis, it thrills me to awaken at 2 or 3 a.m. Trepidation and grief dissolve in the weird awareness of still being alive.

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Looks for Omens in Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem

The host of “Full Frontal” said, “Of course Armageddon is the one thing that Trump happens to get done with absolute precision.”


Hedge fund Knight Vinke lifts stake in M&A target Uniper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Hedge Fund firm Knight Vinke has increased its holding in Germany's Uniper to 5.02 percent, adding it would not tender that stake to Finland's Fortum as part of a 8.05 billion euro ($9.5 billion) takeover offer.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says the Tax Bill Is Actually Meant as Punishment

Mr. Fallon joked that the broadly unpopular G.O.P. tax overhaul is “payback for the majority of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.”


Hedge fund Knight Vinke takes stake in M&A target Uniper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Hedge Fund Knight Vinke has taken a 5.02 percent stake in Uniper , adding it would not tender that stake to Finland's Fortum as part of its 8.05 billion euro ($9.54 billion) takeover offer that runs until Jan. 16, 2018.


Rogers, CBC sign seven-year agreement to air Hockey Night in Canada, Stanley Cup

(Reuters) - Canada's Rogers Communications on Tuesday signed a seven-year licensing agreement with the country's public broadcaster CBC for English broadcasts of 'Hockey Night in Canada' and Stanley Cup Playoffs.


Rogers, CBC sign 7-year agreement to air Hockey Night in Canada, Stanley Cup

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Canada's Rogers Communications on Tuesday signed a seven-year licensing agreement with the country's public broadcaster CBC for English broadcasts of 'Hockey Night in Canada' and Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah, Reflecting on the ‘Paradox’ of Trump, Bids Goodbye to 2017

In a year-end special, Mr. Noah said that while President Trump’s conduct worried him, “I also wake up knowing he’s going to make me laugh.”


Review: ‘A Christmas Story Live!’ Wasn’t Lively Enough

A game cast, lively score and sturdy source material made Fox’s holiday special pleasant enough, but the presentation was lackluster.

Giving takes center stage tonight

Will America legalize recreational pot?

With California the latest to legalize, will the rest of America follow? Not so fast, says the author of a history of the battles over marijuana.

First night for 'The Last Jedi' trails just 1 film

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Allegations of F.B.I. Bias Are Overblown

An F.B.I. agent criticized President Trump during the 2016 campaign, and now conservatives are saying the agency is biased. Mr. Noah isn’t convinced.

Late night pokes fun at net neutrality vote

Comedians Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel react to the FCC repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections.

Twelfth Night (Play)

Review: Finding Serenity in a Tempest-Tossed ‘Twelfth Night’

Fiasco Theater’s agreeable production of a much-performed play finds the clarity in a comedy of confusion.

'Sunday Night Football' takes a big hit


Tony Manero Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but Disco Does, for One Night Only

The anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever,” celebrated at the original disco where the movie was filmed, underscores how much Brooklyn has changed.

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Roy Moore’s Loss Belongs to His Accusers

“Their bravery changed the world,” Ms. Bee said of the women who came forward against Mr. Moore.


Accused N.Y. bomber's family says attack 'our worst nightmare'

DHAKA (Reuters) - Zulifikar Haider hoped his daughter would live the American dream when she married a fellow Bangladeshi living in the United States, but that dream turned into a nightmare when the family saw pictures of her husband wounded after allegedly trying to set off a bomb in a crowded New York commuter hub.


Fears of Israeli job cuts at Teva sparks call for general strike

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Reports that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is planning a restructuring involving mass layoffs in Israel sparked calls on Wednesday for a half-day general strike to be held in protest.


Swiss church bells ring out after dark as court upholds nighttime chiming

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss church can let its bells ring out in celebration after the country's highest court overturned a restriction on its peeling chimes demanded by a local couple.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Roy Moore’s Horse Ride Draws Late-Night Ridicule

Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts made fun of the losing Alabama Senate candidate for riding a horse to the polls.

United States Politics and Government

Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporters on Election Night

Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.


British princes join Jedi knights at 'Star Wars' premiere in London

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Britain's Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film "Star Wars: The LastPIC


BRIEF-ESSA Pharma announces overnight marketed equity offering



Fury says 'nightmare' over after UKAD clears him to return to ring

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he was glad the "nightmare" was behind him as he was cleared to resume his boxing career after agreeing a two-year backdated ban for an anti-doping violation on Tuesday.

If Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore tonight, he'll achieve something that hasn't been done in more than a decade

Sandy Hook families post eerie warning video

Titled "Tomorrow's News," this video shows the possible early warning signs of a mass shooting.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Taunts the ‘Failed’ New York Bomber

“The worst you did is make the subways run late — and the M.T.A. does that just fine without your help,” the “Late Show” host said.


N.J. Governor Christie eyes nuclear power subsidies, sparks criticism

Dec 8 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would consider a bill in his last month in office that would subsidize the state's nuclear power plants to prevent them from retiring early, sparking criticism from some energy companies and environmental and public interest groups on Friday.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Speaks Tonight in Florida, but Alabama Voters Will Be Listening

President Trump is holding a campaign-style rally in the Florida Panhandle Friday night. But his real audience is likely to be in neighboring Alabama.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says a Republican Al Franken Would Still Have a Job

Mr. Noah and other hosts tackled Mr. Franken’s resignation and Roy Moore’s Senate campaign.

Sexual Harassment

Al Franken: From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Congress

Mr. Franken was a star on the sketch comedy show and then a talk-radio host before running for political office.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Slams Donald Trump for Jerusalem Decision

Mr. Noah compared recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to moving into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment building. “It’s not technically illegal,” he said — but it’s a bad idea.

'Knightfall,' 'Happy!' ratchet up gore, not quality

Basic cable often wants to prove that it can compete with premium channels. Two new examples, though, "Knightfall" and "Happy!," seem to confuse ratcheting up the ante on violence with delivering what will be perceived as a program worth paying for.

News and News Media

On the Night News Desk When Trump’s Tweeting Starts

Lara Jakes, recent night editor for our Washington bureau, and Steve Kenny, night editor in New York, discuss how Year 1 of the Trump era has affected their jobs and their sleep.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says Russia Meddled in the Olympics — and the Election

Mr. Meyers and other late-night hosts took on the news that Russia had been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Games because of doping.


Review: Real Russians and Fake News in ‘Describe the Night’

Rajiv Joseph’s new play jams 90 years of lies, fantasies, propaganda and conspiracy into just under three hours. Also: the worst soup ever.


U.N. official's visit to North Korea sparks hope of mediation role

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope could spark a U.N.-led effort to defuse rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Billy Bush Says Trump Should Own Up to the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

Stephen Colbert didn’t let Mr. Bush, in his first televised interview since the infamous tape became public, get away with an easy self-exoneration.

Eerie photos capture the Cold War's abandoned 'ruins'


After violent night, Honduran tally favors president in disputed vote

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A preliminary ballot count in Honduras' disputed presidential race pointed on Monday to a win for incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, but authorities held back from declaring a winner following deadly protests and claims of fraud by opponents.


‘Saturday Night Live’ Jabs at Trump, Michael Flynn and Matt Lauer

“Saturday Night Live” returned after a one-week absence and addressed a very busy news week.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel, Defending Christianity, Offers to Fight Roy Moore

Mr. Kimmel lashed out at Mr. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of sexual misconduct, after the two tangled on Twitter.


Killing of Mexican prosecutor of crimes against women sparks outcry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The European Union on Thursday condemned the killing of a female Mexican prosecutor who specialized in violence against women, as the country grapples with its worst murder rate in two decades, including a spate of attacks on rights workers and reporters.


BRIEF-PS Business Parks Priced Offering Of 8 Mln Depositary Shares At $25 Per Share

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Trump sparks outrage in UK with tweet to May after sharing far-right videos

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, in an unprecedented public attack on America's closest security ally, sharply rebuked British Prime Theresa May on Twitter after Britain criticized him for retweeting British far-right anti-Islam videos.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Is Appalled by the Allegations Against Matt Lauer

Mr. Colbert said it sounded like Mr. Lauer had given a female colleague a sex toy, and then decided to “mansplain” how to use it.

Fallon, Colbert and rest of late night mock Lauer

Obama joins Kimmel during charity late-night special

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed "currently unemployed" former President Barack Obama to his fund-raising special on Tuesday night.

Sanders, Bernard

Best of Late Night: Bernie Sanders Is Nominated for a Grammy, and Late Night Takes the Bait

Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers made jokes about Senator Bernie Sanders’s surprise nomination for a Grammy.

Senators to face off tonight in CNN tax debate

Fallon, Jimmy

A Sharp Decline for Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

The latest ratings show that viewers are tuning out NBC’s fun-and-games approach and flocking to the politically engaged Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah’s Plan to Thwart the Republican Tax Bill

Mr. Noah said that President Trump might be less likely to support a bill that benefits the rich if he were reminded that former President Barack Obama is among them.


Global crypto-currency crackdown sparks search for safe havens

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When U.S. entrepreneur Bharath Rao looked around for the best place to raise money for his crypto-currency derivatives trading business, the United States did not make his list. Instead he chose the East African island nation Seychelles to sell the trading platform's tokens.

Hotels and Travel Lodgings

Final Nights at the Trump SoHo Before Trump Checks Out

At the hotel, which has struggled financially and will soon excise the Trump name, some guests loved the brand, while others were there for the discounted rooms.

Say goodnight to starry nights

Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found.

Beale, Edith Bouvier

G’night Forever, Little Edie! Grey Gardens Is Empty at Last.

“No extra charge for the cat pee!” said an organizer. But, yes, pricing was a challenge: How to put a monetary value on provenance this rich?

Rose, Charlie

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says Charlie Rose Should ‘Put on His Pants and Leave’

As sexual assault allegations continue to pour in against famous men, the late-night hosts have begun to address them with regularity.


Editorial: Who to Blame for Your Subway Nightmare

Here’s a hint: You probably voted for them.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Attacks Trump for Feuding With U.C.L.A. Athlete’s Father

Mr. Colbert told President Trump: “I know you’re upset, but maybe now’s not the time to be implying that someone’s kid should go to jail for what their dad did.”


RPT-Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

* Frankfurt residents fear bankers will worsen property squeeze

Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

Critic’s Notebook: A Night at the Theater From Your Couch? No Apologies Needed.

Streaming services have more stage offerings than ever — from great actors in early roles to recent Broadway musicals, captured live. Plus “Hamlet” in Lithuanian.

Pixar's lively 'Coco' hits the right notes

Pixar gets back to its roots with "Coco," which wraps two universal themes -- pursuing one's dreams, and how we remember loved ones -- in a colorful, culturally specific package. As the animation powerhouse has increasingly turned to the comfort of sequels, this look at the afterlife represents a lively original concept, one that powers through its flat patches with a whole lot of heart.


Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The prospect of bankers pouring into Frankfurt from post-Brexit Britain has worried local residents anxious about the effect on an already dire housing shortage but also...

How Trump changed late night TV

CNN's Brian Stelter shows how President Trump has become "the most mocked man in America." Watch "Late Night in the Age of Trump" on CNN.


BRIEF-Rego Payment Architectures names David Knight CEO

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Saturday Night Live (TV Program)

‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes Aim at Al Franken, an ‘S.N.L.’ Alumnus

“S.N.L.,” where Senator Al Franken became famous as a comedy writer and performer, used its “Weekend Update” segment to criticize him over recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

Jews and Judaism

Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court

The first ultra-Orthodox woman elected judge in the country got there not by breaking the rules of her community, but by observing them religiously.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Think Much of Al Franken’s Apologies

The “Late Show” host didn’t think “intended to be funny” was a sufficient excuse for the Minnesota senator’s behavior.


BRIEF-‍U.S. CPSC says Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

* ‍U.S. CPSC says Arctic Cat recalled about 300 recreational off-highway vehicles & 3,000 winch accessory kits due to fire hazard​


Trump elephant trophy-hunting move sparks stampede of outrage

(Reuters) - Conservation groups decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision this week to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

Tesla's semi-truck 'The Beast' rolls out tonight


Merkel, facing long night, says German coalition talks can work

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German coalition government "can work", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday ahead of a long night of negotiations at which she must forge a three-way alliance or risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Abuse Problem Is Bigger Than Roy Moore

High-profile allegations should not overshadow the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, Ms. Bee said.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Unloads on Roy Moore

Mr. Colbert highlighted reports that Mr. Moore had a reputation in the 1980s for hanging out in shopping malls, trying to chat with teenage girls.

Travel and Vacations

Overnight in Walmart Parking Lots: Silence, Solace and Refuge

Walmart’s practice of letting people populate many of its parking lots has made the retail giant’s stores a reliable destination and a place where an informal culture emerges before and after dark.

Jordin Sparks is married and pregnant

"American Idol" alum Jordin Sparks has been keeping secrets.

Biden, Joseph R Jr

Best of Late Night: Biden Hopes Trump’s Presidency Will Be the ‘Exception’ in U.S. History

The former vice president sharply criticized President Trump, but declined to say whether he himself would run for president in 2020.


Hollywood puts scandal aside for a night at the honorary Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Putting aside the sexual harassment scandal for a night, the stars of Hollywood came out on Saturday to celebrate the work of actor Donald Sutherland and four other filmmakers awarded honorary Oscars. 


For ‘Saturday Night Live,’ No Shortage of Targets, Including Louis C.K. and Roy Moore

The sexual misdeeds of prominent men gave “S.N.L.” plenty of topical grist. But some of the accused came in for tougher treatment than others.

C K, Louis

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Goes Easy on Louis C.K.

Mr. Colbert and other late-night hosts discussed the bombshell sexual-misconduct allegations against Louis C.K. only sparingly.


Malick Sidibé’s Mali: Scenes of a Rollicking Night Life

An exhibition at the Cartier Foundation in Paris shows how this renowned photographer captured the wild night life of Bamako, Mali, in the 1960s and ’70s.

Comedy and Humor

HBO Cuts Louis C.K. From ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ Special

The network’s decision came as celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell and Jason Alexander responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against the comic.



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After Night of Drinking, F.B.I. Supervisor Wakes to Find a Woman Stole His Gun

The supervisor is the subject of an internal investigation. The police report about the incident indicates that a woman stole a $6,000 Rolex and cash from his hotel room.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Is Amazed at How Fast Trump Cut Ed Gillespie Loose

Mr. Noah pointed out that Mr. Gillespie, the defeated candidate for governor of Virginia, ran on a platform that largely mirrored Mr. Trump’s.


Wounds sustained at night heal twice as slowly, scientists find

LONDON (Reuters) - Body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 percent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Calls Out Trump for Not Hiring American Workers

Mr. Colbert and Seth Meyers each took a close look at the president’s employment practices.

5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.

DNC chair: United Democrats are Trump's worst nightmare

In lite of Democrat Ralph Northam's win in Virginia, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says the Democratic Party's unity is President Trump's worst nightmare.

Tough night for Trump and GOP sends a message for 2018

Corden, James (1978- )

Best of Late Night: James Corden Roasts Trump’s Photo Op-Laden Visit to Japan

Mr. Corden and other late-night hosts made fun of President Trump’s interactions with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe.

Late night reacts to Texas church massacre

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and James Corden spoke about the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that resulted in at least 26 deaths.


A Night in Belgrade With an Undercover Crowd Monitor: ‘Try to Act Casual’

Next Year’s World Cup will be the first with an anti-discrimination monitor at every match. A Times reporter spent an evening with one at a testy game in the Balkans to see how a tough job gets done.


UPDATE 2-Trucker Knight-Swift's 3rd-qtr profit falls on merger costs

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc , the largest full truckload carrier in North America, posted a lower quarterly profit on Monday due to costs associated with its recent merger and a growing driver shortage in the industry.

No stars in the night sky? It could happen

As the glow of light pollution from cities and towns endangers our view of the night sky, gaze up at the stars from Zion National Park in southern Utah. The park is taking steps to become an official "Dark Sky Place" in hopes of preserving its nocturnal vistas.

How VR theme parks are changing entertainment in Japan

The perilous wooden plank that dangles from the skyscraper's dizzying rooftop is all that stands between me and the deafening rescue helicopter in front.

Comedy and Humor

On Comedy: The Most Riveting Host in Late Night (and the Most Overlooked)

Conan O’Brien doesn’t draw much in the way of ratings or buzz, but he is taking artistic risks that make for truly compelling comedy.

Fawkes, Guy

Guy Fawkes Failed. But in the U.K., He Still Has His Night.

More than 400 years after his capture ended a plot to kill the king of England, his name and face are part of the culture in Britain and worldwide.


‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin and Larry David Contribute to an Awkward Episode

Mr. Baldwin, as President Trump, took satirical potshots at Harvey Weinstein, while Mr. David joked in his monologue about picking up women at a concentration camp.


Golf: Rose charges as overnight leader Colsaerts falters in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - World number six Justin Rose continued to move smoothly through the gears at the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday, firing a joint best-of-the-day 64 to boost his chances of claiming back-to-back European Tour victories.


Ready or Not, Recreational Marijuana Use Is Coming to Canada

Only months before legalization, many questions on how marijuana markets will operate and be regulated remain unanswered. Some are calling for a delay.

After organizers fix their mistake, CMAs will be a night to remember

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Watches Facebook’s Testimony ‘Devolve Into Anger’

On “The Daily Show,” Mr. Noah took a look at the congressional testimonies of representatives from the major social media companies.

Federal Budget (US)

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: National Parks for the 1 Percent

Between the indictments and the Civil War revisionism, you may have missed the Trump administration’s proposed tripling of entrance fees.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Mocks Trump for Wanting Tax Bill to Be ‘The Cut Cut Cut Act’

“I will say, every time he’s on TV I have this fantasy that a director will walk in and go, ‘Cut, cut, cut!’” Mr. Meyers said.

Psychedelic digital greenhouse sparks conversation

A digital greenhouse has popped up in Tokyo -- complete with psychedelic lights and a 'vegetable orchestra.' Digital Vegetables is the brainchild of studio PARTY, and is designed to spark conversations about agriculture by encouraging visitors to touch, smell and hear plants being grown. It takes over a plot of land in Tokyo's Midtown garden space.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Colbert Slams Kelly’s Explanation of the Civil War

Responding to the chief of staff’s remarks blaming “a lack of compromise,” Stephen Colbert said, “What do you think caused World War II, a zoning issue?”


On a Night That Celebrates Horror, It Came Close

Blocks from where a truck was driven into pedestrians and cyclists, the annual Village Halloween Parade went on, its revelry tinged with determination.


Trump chief of staff's Civil War comment sparks criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's comment that the U.S. Civil War was sparked by a lack of "compromise" drew criticism and reignited a debate over Confederate monuments and the role of slavery.

Late-night reacts: Colbert, Noah tackle Mueller indictments

Hosts including Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers reacted to the news that some of Trump's former campaign aides have been indicted.

Manafort, Paul J

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Can Hardly Contain His Excitement About the Indictments

“I know it’s almost Halloween,” the “Late Show” host said about the charges against Trump associates. “But it really feels more like Christmas.”


Hamilton favorite for 2018 title and knighthood

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton has been installed as the bookmakers' favorite for next year's Formula One championship, with the Mercedes driver also a 4/1 shot to be knighted in Britain's New Year's honors list.


Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to Masoud Barzani, the outgoing Kurdistan region leader, reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight hours after Barzani announced his resignation.

Student Loans

Your Money: A Student Loan Nightmare: The Teacher in the Wrong Payment Plan

After $70,000 in payments, one teacher found that he wasn’t in the public service loan forgiveness program after all. Now, he has to start over.

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Program)

Best of Late Night: James Corden Lists Things That Are More ‘Fake’ Than the Mainstream Media

Mr. Corden rejected President Trump’s assertion in a recent Fox Business interview that little “could be more fake than CBS and NBC and ABC and CNN.”


Late Thai king's remains returned to palace after night of tears

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The ashes and bones of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were returned to the palace on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day cremation ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.


Remains of late Thai king collected after night of tears and ancient funeral rites

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The cremated remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were collected on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day funeral ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.


Fatal Niger operation sparks calls for public hearings in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers called on Thursday for public hearings on an attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers, saying there were still many unanswered questions about the ambush despite receiving more information from the Pentagon.


Club 57, Late-Night Home of Basquiat and Haring, Gets a Museum-Worthy Revival

The basement club, which for five years served as the louche headquarters for the East Village 1980s art movement, time-travels to the Museum of Modern Art.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Skeptical G.O.P. Senators Gave Trump Standing Ovation

Mr. Fallon clarified the president’s boast on “The Tonight Show”: “They were mostly people getting up to leave, but still, it counts as a standing ovation.”

Late night lampoons new Amazon service

Late night talk show hosts take jabs at Amazon Key, a new delivery service that allows couriers to unlock your front door and leave your package inside your home.


Women Accuse Knight Landesman, Art World Mainstay, of Sexual Harassment

Mr. Landesman resigned as publisher of Artforum magazine after nine women said in a lawsuit that he had sexually harassed them at “the start of their careers.”

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Is Not Impressed by Jeff Flake’s Trump Takedown

On “Late Night,” Mr. Meyers criticized Senator Flake of Arizona for voting to confirm certain members of the president’s cabinet.


U.S. proposes fee hikes at national parks to pay for upgrades

DENVER - The National Park Service proposed peak-season entrance fee increases on Tuesday at 17 of its most popular attractions, including Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Yosemite national parks, to help finance a backlog of maintenance and improvements.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Defends Florida Congresswoman Attacked by John Kelly

Mr. Noah said that after a tape seemed to disprove Mr. Kelly’s account of a speech by Representative Frederica Wilson, she was owed an apology.

'Stranger Things 2' builds on eerie nostalgia

As part of a small subset of the pop-culture universe that thought "Stranger Things" was nice but nothing special, the second season provoked some trepidation. How can one characterize whether the Emmy-nominated Netflix phenom lives up to the hype when you felt it was overhyped in the first place?

Comedy and Humor

David Letterman Earns Mark Twain Prize for Late-Night High Jinks

At the 20th anniversary of the award, Steve Martin, Bill Murray and other comedians celebrated Mr. Letterman, who joked, “I am now the most humorous person in the world.”


David Letterman, celebrated late-night TV host, receives U.S. humor prize

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture.

Weinstein scandal sparks movement in Hollywood

Inside a month of the Hurricane Maria nightmare

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Isn’t Surprised That Trump Offended a Fallen Soldier’s Widow

Mr. Noah said, “I don’t think we should be surprised that Trump offended this family. We’ve all heard him speak: We’re offended every day.”

Politics and Government

China’s Party Congress Brings Crackdown on Critics, Nightclubs and Airbnb

Extremely tight security during an important Communist Party meeting reflects President Xi Jinping’s vision of an all-powerful government.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says the Only Wall We Need Is Around Harvey Weinstein

The “Daily Show” host said of Mr. Weinstein, “This guy keeps getting worse and worse.”

'Project Runway's' Mychael Knight dies

Fashion designer and popular "Project Runway" contestant Mychael Knight has died, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN on Wednesday.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Can’t Believe Republicans Still Let Trump Speak

Mr. Noah said that the president’s most recent news conference had “derailed,” and wondered “why Republicans insist on letting Donald Trump speak.”