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Young Voices on a Targeted Island: ‘Very Lucky to Be From Guam’

While Guam’s fate may be decided by distant world leaders, its future lies in much younger, more local hands. Here’s what some of them have to say.


‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ is No. 1, as ‘Logan Lucky’ Disappoints

With “Logan Lucky,” Steven Soderbergh set out to prove that studios are too stuck in their marketing ways. His experiment fizzled, but he vowed to try again.


RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Shift from non-GAAP bottom lines could be good for stock prices

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Investors worried about lofty stock-market valuations may take comfort in signs that companies in the benchmark S&P 500 index are padding their bottomlines less than they have in previous years.


A Word With: Leslie Jones of ‘S.N.L.’: ‘I Just Like to Bring the Funny’

Ms. Jones, a “Saturday Night Live” cast member, talks about receiving her first Emmy nomination in a politically charged season despite her aversion to politics.

Yale University

Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence

The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.

Bannon, Spain, Eclipse: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Bannon, Stephen K

Stephen Bannon’s Path from Breitbart to the West Wing, and Back

A guide to reporting by The New York Times about the former White House chief strategist and the news he generated during his 366 days working for President Trump.

Farhad Nouri

In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum

Farhad Nouri, 10, originally from Afghanistan, has won acclaim for his artwork, but he spends his days dreaming of asylum for him and his family.

Afghanistan War (2001- )

Aryana Saeed, Afghan Pop Star, Won’t Let Mullahs Stop the Show

Pressure from conservative clerics forced Ms. Saeed to move, but not cancel, a concert that was to be staged at Ghazi Stadium in Kabul, a place made notorious by the Taliban’s executions of women.

Trump's very bad week with business

Trump, Donald J

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

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

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: With Bannon’s Ouster, Question Remains Whether His Agenda Will Be Erased, Too

Although Stephen K. Bannon lost as often as he won in White House debates, his departure could tip the balance on trade, climate, China and Afghanistan.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Charlottesville and Trump’s Response Reshape Virginia Gubernatorial Race

Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign was already set to be the highest profile race of the fall. Then came the Charlottesville violence and President Trump’s response.

New York Times

‘Let Those Communities Reflect on Why Those Statues Were Erected’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers debate the events in Charlottesville and Barcelona, Taylor Swift and long commutes.


In Afghanistan, a Destructive ‘Game of Thrones’

Convoluted infighting among warlords on the Afghan government side is creating deep resentments that are fueling the Taliban insurgency.

A historic week of debate over the nation's identity

Violence in Virginia last weekend fanned running national debates about race and free speech, and could resonate politically and socially for weeks or even years to come.

Trump's ex-stategist tells Weekly Standard that right-wing, populist leadership he championed is at an end

After his ouster from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared the Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is "over."

United States Politics and Government

‘We Can’t Just Pull Out Our Gun’: Border Patrol Alters Training

New training in New Mexico for future Border Patrol agents teaches them how to defuse tense situations involving people they encounter while on patrol.

Guam residents on missile threats || A beach resort in Syria || That and more are the best reads of the week

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here's what you might have missed in a busy news week.


To Hit a Passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: A Linebacker’s Two Sides

The Giants’ linebacker has created a vibrant book club on Instagram, drawing fans and fellow readers.


Venezuela’s New, Powerful Assembly Takes Over Legislature’s Duties

The Constituent Assembly granted itself wide powers to write and pass all legislation, a move that essentially nullified the opposition-led legislature.

What happened this week (that wasn't politics)

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

Classical Music

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

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


Wall St Week Ahead-Shift from non-GAAP bottom lines could be good for stock prices

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Investors worried about lofty stock-market valuations may take comfort in signs that companies in the benchmark S&P 500 index are padding their bottomlines less than they have in previous years.

Analysis: Trump's worst weeks, ranked

Donald Trump has been President for 30 weeks -- or 210 days if you are counting.


U.S. drillers cut oil rigs for second week in three - Baker Hughes

By Jessica Resnick-Ault Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a second week in three, data showed on Friday, with drillers cutting spending plans in reaction to declining crude prices. Drillers cut five oil rigs in the week to Aug. 18, bringing the total count down to 763, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its report on Friday. That compares with 406 active oil rigs during the same week a year ago. Drille


Alcohol may impair tired drivers even if they aren’t drunk

Reuters Health - People with blood alcohol levels below the legal cutoff for being considered drunk may still be unsafe drivers if they’re also sleep deprived, a small experiment suggests.


Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump's Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday and promised to make his department more racially diverse.

See how well you kept up with the news this week


A Word With: Dolly Parton on Her TV Movie’s Emmy Nomination and Playing the ‘Town Tramp’

NBC’s “Christmas of Many Colors” was nominated alongside TV movies about Bernie Madoff and Sherlock Holmes.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Must Apologize for Causing ‘Racists to Rejoice,’ Romney Says

In a Facebook post, Mitt Romney urges President Trump to repudiate racists and admit they were “100% to blame” for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Tina Fey slams supremacists on 'Weekend Update'


Lourenço, the quiet man leading Angola’s 38-year changing of guard

MALANJE, Angola (Reuters) - On a hot morning in August, João Lourenço, a man more used to army barracks and the closed doors of party politics, rose awkwardly to address thousands of rural supporters.

Trump losing allies following turbulent week

President Donald Trump is losing friends in the Republican party after his controversial remarks following the Charlottesville attack and the terror attack in Barcelona that left more than a dozen killed. CNN's Athena Jones has more.

Sports Injuries

Sorrow and Scrutiny After a Teenager’s Death at Football Practice

While his Long Island community grieves, experts question the safety of a practice drill that led to the death of a high school student.


METALS-Zinc set for biggest weekly gain since November

* LME/ShFE arb: (Updates throughout, changes dateline from Sydney)

Barcelona, Donald Trump, ‘The Defenders’: Your Friday Briefing

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


EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging markets defy Washington woes, make weekly gains

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks and some currencies ended the week on a sour note as investors fretted over U.S. political turmoil on Friday, but many assets were still in line for solid weekly gains.


What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday

Grid operators will scramble when solar panels go dark — a rare trial run for a future in which the nation will be more reliant on renewable energy.


Nikkei hits 3-1/2 month low on strong yen; posts fifth weekly drop

* Wall Street logs losses as U.S. political woes rattle investors

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down

Great-great-grandchildren of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee disagree with President Trump that moving Confederate monuments destroys American history and culture.


Brazil to swap environmental fines for recovery works

BRASILIA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Brazil will allow environmental transgressors to exchange millionaire fines for recovery works at a discount, the environment minister said on Thursday, in a bid to reduce litigation and raise funds for projects in times of austerity.

What's going on here? The week in 27 photos

Take a look at 27 photos of the week from August 11 through August 17.

Fringe Groups and Movements

‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right

Recent events in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, have brought new attention to a coalition of radicals unafraid to scuffle with right-wing extremists.

Bannon, Stephen K

Bannon’s Dovish Side Emerges as He Contradicts Trump on North Korea

President Trump’s chief strategist has antagonized administration officials by espousing his rejection of a foreign policy that emphasizes American leadership abroad.

Patti Cake$ (Movie)

Review: ‘Patti Cake$,’ a Classic Striver’s Tale With a Hip-Hop Beat

This showbiz tale finds new talent in Danielle Macdonald, its star, and Geremy Jasper, its writer and director.


Art Review: Editta Sherman’s Long Reign as ‘The Duchess of Carnegie Hall’

Royalty photographs royalty in an exhibition of portraits by Ms. Sherman at the New-York Historical Society.

New Jersey

At Senator Menendez’s Trial, Stakes Are High for Democrats

If Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, is convicted by early January, his replacement is likely to be a Republican, which could affect the health care bill.

Trump, Donald J

How Do Trump’s Black Friends Feel? It’s Complicated

As questions of racism increasingly dog the president, his past, from dating a biracial model to efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities, paints a complex picture.


Review: In ‘Crown Heights,’ Justice Delayed and Denied

Based on a true story, Matt Ruskin’s film stars Lakeith Stanfield as a man who spent decades in prison for a crime he did not commit.


COLUMN-2nd Circuit’s Uber arbitration ruling huge win for app industry: Frankel

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Uber user Spencer Meyer assented to the company’s mandatory arbitration requirement when he clicked a button to complete his registration for the Uber smartphone app.


BRIEF-Automatic Data Processing comments on Pershing Square investor presentation

* ‍"Strongly disagree with many of assertions made by Mr. Ackman" in Aug. 17 presentation​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-Arthur J. Gallagher & Co acquires Ballard Benefit Works Inc

* Arthur J. Gallagher & Co acquires Ballard Benefit Works, Inc

Freedom of Speech and Expression

In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’

The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Photos of Peaceful Charlottesville Vigil: ‘Our Home, Not Their Home’

Marchers — many of them college students — sang hymns, gospel songs and other anthems of belonging at a gathering that was largely organized by word of mouth.


MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf bourses end week on firm footing, Egypt slips

DUBAI, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Most major stock markets in the Gulf rose on Thursday with Saudi Arabia's index gaining strength from positive company-specific news while shares of one of Egypt's property developers dropped as its quarterly earnings missed estimates.

Trump, Donald J

Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’

On Twitter, the president echoes a refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.


As Alibaba’s Profit Surges, Its Shares Catch Up With U.S. Online Giants’

Investors are beginning to value the e-commerce giant and Tencent, its rival, on par with Facebook and Amazon as their sway in China grows.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Philippine Drug War Logs Deadliest Week Yet: 58 Killed in 3 Days

The “one-time, big-time” raids in Manila and its suburbs show the police are “not relenting” in President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent, monthslong campaign.

Europe Edition: Donald Trump, ‘Brexit,’ Angela Merkel: Your Thursday Briefing

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

United States Politics and Government

Bannon Mocks Colleagues and ‘Alt-Right’ in Interview

In an interview he said he believed was private, Stephen K. Bannon described the alt-right as a “collection of clowns” and lashed out at rivals in the Trump administration.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.

President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalists.

Personal Finances

Tech We’re Using: The Technology Our Personal Finance Columnist Trusts His Money With

The Times’s Your Money columnist on his favorite finance apps, the gadgets he would love to dream into existence and his Spotify singalong sessions.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Black Voices on Turmoil in Charlottesville: ‘The World We Live In’

African-Americans contemplate race in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

McMillon, C Douglas

Walmart’s C.E.O. Had Plenty to Say About Trump. So Did His Customers.

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, rebuked Mr. Trump over his response to the Charlottesville violence. Walmart shoppers were split over whether that was right.


UPDATE 1-Trump's Virginia comments last straw for disenchanted CEOs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Several U.S. chief executives had been considering resigning from Donald Trump's business advisory councils for months after the president said he would pull out of the Paris climate accord and ban transgender people from the military, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, long before Trump's comments on racial violence this week pushed them over the edge.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis

The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence has drawn starkly different reactions between his core supporters and party leaders who fear political oblivion.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

What Executives Rebuking Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Are Saying

A growing chorus of executives on the President Trump’s business advisory councils have distanced themselves from the president. Here’s what they had to say.

House Democrats push to censure Trump over 'both sides' comments on Charlottesville

Three House Democrats drafted a resolution to formally censure President Donald Trump for saying Tuesday that "both sides" shared responsibility for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, a young woman protesting hate groups, as well as injuring more than a dozen people.


Venezuela's Socialist-run 'truth commission' to investigate opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition candidates running in Venezuela's October gubernatorial elections will be investigated to make sure none were involved in violent political protests this year, the head of a new pro-government truth commission said on Wednesday.

In a trying week for the President, Ivanka Trump has remained mostly silent

Sequestered on a two-day holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter -- one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish -- has yet to comment on the events of her father's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

Former CIA director slams Trump's 'dangerous' comments

Former CIA director John Brennan slammed President Donald Trump's "dangerous" and "ugly" comments on the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend -- writing a personal letter to CNN's Wolf Blitzer after "The Situation Room" anchor spoke publicly about the fact that he lost all four grandparents to the evils of Nazism.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: A Personal, Breezy Tour of Classic Children’s Books

In “Wild Things,” Bruce Handy curates passages from his favorite books for kids, allowing readers both literary pleasure and a kind of time travel.


Brazil's new BNDES benchmark rate set for committee vote next week

BRASILIA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A government proposal to set market-based interest rates for state lender BNDES cleared a congressional hurdle on Wednesday, coming closer to a potential committee vote next week.


Hard Truths or Easy Targets? Confronting the Summer of Trump Onstage

Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.


Once a ‘Mystery Science Theater’ In-Joke, Now Playing Comedy Clubs

The 1986 film "Chief Zabu” finally gets its New York premiere some 30 years after its cryptic ads became a running gag on the “Mystery Science” TV show. What took so long?

United States Politics and Government

Jewish Trump Officials Silent on President’s Defense of Anti-Semitic Protesters

Gary D. Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner have not commented publicly, though Mr. Cohn was described by those close to him as disgusted with the remarks.

Miami Marlins

On Baseball: Derek Jeter’s Greatness Will Be Tested as Owner of a Losing Team

Jeter, the former Yankees star, has always had a vision. And if all goes as planned, he will see it become reality when he becomes an owner of the Miami Marlins.

Trump, Donald J

Trump’s Council of C.E.O.s in Disarray Following Remarks on Protest

The president’s Strategic and Policy Forum, led by Stephen A. Schwarzman, appeared on the verge of disbanding.


Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several leading members of Donald Trump's Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.

United States Politics and Government

F.B.I. Agents Supported Comey, Surveys Show, Weakening Trump’s Claim of Turmoil

The president had said he fired the F.B.I. director in part because agents had lost confidence in him, but agents gave him high marks for leadership.

United States Politics and Government

Right and Left React to Trump’s Latest Charlottesville Comments Blaming ‘Both Sides’

Read about how the other side thinks about the President’s news conference, Confederate monuments, and responding to the violence of hate groups.

Social Media

Obama’s Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet Ever

The tweet paired a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography with a picture of Mr. Obama smiling up at a diverse group of children.

United States Politics and Government

Hope Hicks Will Be Trump’s Interim Communications Director

The longtime aide will temporarily fill the spot left by Anthony Scaramucci and help the president find a replacement, an administration official said.

Politics and Government

China’s Crackdown on North Korea Over U.N. Sanctions Starts to Pinch

A ban on North Korean seafood exports began to be felt this week, curtailing an easy source of cash for the North Korean government but angering Chinese wholesalers.

California Today

California Today: California Today: ‘Hamilton’ Sweeps Through the State

Wednesday: A hit musical arrives in Los Angeles, a white supremacist’s San Jose upbringing, and traces of Russia’s legacy in California.


BRIEF-MSG Networks Q4 EPS from continuing operations $ 0.52

* MSG Networks Inc reports fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 results

Jan Brewer dismisses outrage over comments as 'sour grapes'

During "CNN Tonight" with Don Lemon, former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and commentator Ana Navarro spar over comments President Donald Trump made during his press conference regarding the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

60 kids died in this hospital in a week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his Independence Day speech Tuesday with a call for the country to stand shoulder to shoulder with people of the city of Gorakhpur as they mourn the deaths of 68 children in a state-run hospital.

Europe Edition: Donald Trump, ‘Brexit,’ Madeira: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

Late night reacts to violent weekend

Late night comics get serious over Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on when comedians hold the laughs.

News and News Media

‘Wow’: Stunned TV Hosts Reacted in Real Time to Trump

President Trump’s fiery news conference left many on cable news networks searching for ways to describe what they had just seen, and partisan lines blurred in the process.

United States Politics and Government

Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments

The president said removing Confederate monuments was “changing history.” But historians say that monuments don’t always tell the story we think.

Van Jones breaks down over Trump's comments

A tearful Van Jones speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about President Trump's recent comments regarding the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Two killed in explosion at fireworks factory outside Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Two people were killed in an explosion at a large fireworks factory on the outskirts of Mexico City on Tuesday evening, officials said.

Republicans on Trump's comments: No. Just no.

Members of Congress in President Donald Trump's own party were among those lawmakers quick to criticize comments the President made in a news conference that laid blamed on both sides of protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent over the weekend.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Says Bannon Is ‘Not a Racist,’ but His Job Status Remains in Doubt

The president defended his embattled chief strategist even as Washington waits for Mr. Bannon’s departure from the White House.

Fact Check

Fact Check: Trump Asks, ‘What About the Alt-Left?’ Here’s an Answer.

In remarks about Charlottesville, President Trump falsely equated “alt-left” violence with the killing of Heather Heyer.

The 14 most shocking comments from Trump's Q and A

He simply couldn't help himself.


Broadway’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Will Close Sept. 17

Despite some strong reviews, the musical, based on the popular 1993 movie, failed to draw large enough audiences to support its running costs.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Full Transcript and Video: Trump’s News Conference in New York

President Trump on Tuesday made remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Confederate statues, his outlook on Stephen Bannon and more.


NY Times must face defamation lawsuit over professor's slavery comments

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the New York Times Co must face a defamation lawsuit by a Louisiana economics professor who said it quoted him out of context by saying he described slavery as "not so bad."

United States Politics and Government

A Combative Trump Criticizes ‘Alt-Left’ Groups in Charlottesville

The president said he did nothing wrong in his first remarks on Saturday following racial unrest in Virginia.

United States Politics and Government

Trump: ‘Not All of Those People Were White Supremacists’

President Trump, in a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower, insisted that he did nothing wrong on Saturday when he declined to specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

The Shift: This Was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Came Charlottesville.

Discord, a chat app for video game players, became a digital home for the alt-right before deciding to ban their chat rooms on Monday.


‘This Is Too Much for Us’: Sierra Leone Deluged by Mud and Grief

With hundreds dead and hundreds more missing after torrential rains and mudslides, residents of the country’s capital can’t find room for all the dead.


Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure

The White House is expected to eliminate standards set in 2015 to develop new infrastructure with climate change and sea-level rise in mind.


Oia Journal: Galicia’s Wild Horse Roundup Runs Headlong Into Modernity

The age-old practice in which ranchers in northwestern Spain corral the free-roaming animals is now under threat from activists and regulation.

White nationalists are planning 9 rallies nationwide this weekend

Major cities across the country are bracing for a wave of white nationalist rallies in the coming days.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Walmart’s C.E.O. Joins Group to Rebuke Trump Over Charlottesville

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, said the president “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together.”


When Jack Daniel’s Failed to Honor a Slave, an Author Rewrote History

The whiskey maker backed away from a promise to acknowledge its debt to a black distiller — until Fawn Weaver swooped into town and took up the cause.

Presidential Election of 2016

Survey Says: The Obama-Trump Voters Are Real. Here’s What They Think.

They supported Mr. Obama in 2012 and are the main reason Mr. Trump is president now. What can we learn from them?


Nigerian stocks down to almost two-week low

LAGOS, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Nigerian stocks fell on Tuesday to a near two-week low, dragged down by losses in banking, cement and fast moving consumer good sectors, as some investors took profits from previous gains in the market, traders said.


U.S. longer-dated bond net shorts hit five-week high -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish on them grew to its highest in five weeks, JPMorgan's latest client survey showed on Tuesday. Benchmark Treasury yields fell to six-week lows last week due to safe-haven buying spurred by fears of an imminent military showdown between the United States and North Korea over the latter's goal to target the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons. Since the weekend,


‘Hamilton’ Tries New Sales Method to Battle Bots and Scalpers

The show is the third on Broadway to declare that it will use Verified Fan, the Ticketmaster technology that scrutinizes potential ticket buyers.

United States International Relations

South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that unilateral military action over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program would be intolerable.

United States Politics and Government

Economic Scene: It’s the Economy, Democrats, but Inequality Is Not the Issue

The party risks tacking too far to the left when more centrist solutions could provide what many voters yearn for: a decent job with a secure future.

United States International Relations

Iran’s President Threatens to Restart Nuclear Program

Hassan Rouhani says he could revive uranium-enrichment activities in “hours” if the American government imposes any further sanctions.

California Today

California Today: California Today: San Diego’s ‘Odd Couple’

Tuesday: Collegial city councilors, a venerable science reporter and the battle over sanctuary cities continues.

United States Politics and Government

Theories Abound Over Meaning of Trump’s ‘Many Sides’ Remark

President Trump’s reluctance to single out the far right reflects a view widely held by conservatives that the news media willingly overlooks left-wing extremism.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Getting Around During Trump’s Visit

Tuesday: What you need to know for your commutes, the Subway Series, and “New Americans” at Ellis Island.

Defense and Military Forces

North Korea Says It Will Wait ‘a Little More’ Before Acting on Guam Threat

Pyongyang said that it would assess “the foolish and stupid conduct” of the United States before firing missiles toward the island as it has threatened to do.

Wilson, August

Footsteps: August Wilson’s Pittsburgh

Exploring the world Wilson wrote about isn’t easy: many of the hubs of black life he chronicled are gone. But the changing world is what defined his works.


BRIEF-Toshiba comments on court order issued in dispute with Sandisk on data shut out

* Comments on court order issued in dispute with Sandisk on data shut out


‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone

Survivors in Freetown, the capital, resorted to stacking bodies on soccer fields, after heavy rain and mudslides killed as many as 200 people.

United States Politics and Government

Following ‘Fire and Fury,’ Trump Looks to Ease Tensions in Asia

President Trump used unusually restrained language in opening a trade offensive against China as his military advisers tamped down talk of war with North Korea.

United States International Relations

Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S.

A fragile Latin American alliance against a march toward dictatorship in Venezuela is under strain, and memories of past invasions have reawakened.

Bannon, Stephen K

Are Steve Bannon’s Days Numbered?

Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, has been criticized as being emblematic of the far-right nationalism that turned violent in Virginia last weekend. Can he salvage his role in the White House?

United States Politics and Government

Bannon in Limbo as Trump Faces Growing Calls for the Strategist’s Ouster

The president’s delay in denouncing neo-Nazis in Charlottesville has put new pressure on Stephen K. Bannon, who ran the Breitbart website.


‘Deadpool 2’ Stuntwoman Dies in Motorcycle Accident on Set

The superhero sequel was filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the police department confirmed the death and said it would investigate the incident.

Race and Ethnicity

Merck’s Frazier Is Lonely C.E.O. Voice Challenging Trump on Charlottesville

Kenneth C. Frazier, the head of one of America’s biggest drugmakers, emerged as a rare corporate leader Monday when he quit an advisory group to protest President Trump’s first remarks on racially motivated violence.


‘Game of Thrones’: Aidan Gillen on Littlefinger’s Stark Obsession

Mr. Gillen discussed Sunday’s episode and why his interest in Sansa might not be as creepy as you think.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

A Month Before ‘The Deuce’ Debuts, Its Creator Faces a Real Crime Drama

The lawyers and industry colleagues of Marc Henry Johnson have asked for leniency in his sentencing in the case of a doctor who died from an overdose in 2015.


BRIEF-Whirlpool comments on Manufacturing Jobs Initiative

* Says "the company will continue on the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative" Further company coverage:


An Eclipse Chaser’s Guide to Your First Eclipse

The coming solar eclipse will be a wondrous sight — if you get into viewing position in time, the clouds cooperate and you’re ready to have your mind blown.

Charlottesville (Va)

Bulletin Board: Some Readers Say ‘White Nationalist’ Normalizes the Charlottesville Protesters

Our Standards editor says we used a range of descriptions for the groups at the center of the violence, including neo-Nazis, white supremacists and white nationalists.


The Knick Who’s Barely 19: Ntilikina Is ‘Enjoying the Moment’

Frank Ntilikina, the 19-year-old from France, is girding for his first season in the N.B.A. Expectations — his own and those of die-hard fans — are high.

Frazier, Kenneth C

DealBook: Merck’s Leader Took a Stand. What About the Other C.E.O.s?

Ken Frazier of Merck had the courage to resign as a presidential adviser, but other chief executives have been less forceful in responding to Mr. Trump.

Trump, Donald J

Trump on Charlottesville: ‘Racism Is Evil’

After blaming violence from protests on “many sides” in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, President Trump condemned the K.K.K., neo-Nazis and white supremacists during a White House speech on Monday.


UPDATE 2-Vale works to speed up listing in strictest Brazil market

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - B igger-than-expected shareholder backing for Vale SA's stock conversion plan could lead the world's No. 1 iron ore producer to speed up the listing of common shares in Brazil's strictest market to lure a broader investor base.


Murders surge in Florida in decade after `Stand Your Ground’ law

Reuters Health - Murders climbed 22 percent in Florida in the decade after the state enacted its `Stand Your Ground’ self-defense law, even after accounting for the expected spike in justifiable homicides, a new study suggests.


‘Evil Attack’ in Virginia Is Domestic Terrorism, Sessions Says

The “domestic terrorism” language is largely symbolic, but the debate over the term has raged for more than a decade.


BRIEF-FDA confirms use of mFARS as main goal in MOXIe trial can support omaveloxolone approval in Friedreich’s Ataxia

* FDA confirms that use of mFARS as primary endpoint in part 2 of the MOXIe trial can support approval of omaveloxolone in Friedreich’s Ataxia


China a sweet spot for U.S. companies’ earnings in second-quarter

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing may be running high but Corporate America is finding China to be a reliable source of profit growth this year.


The Breakdown: Australia’s No. 2 Can Claim New Zealand Citizenship. Too Bad for Him.

The revelation that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is also a New Zealander risks making him the latest Australian forced from office over dual citizenship.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Policing in Black and White: Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

Those killings are eight times as likely as others to involve no criminal sanction, based on a review of police data.


GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares, dollar rise after week of N.Korea-driven losses

* European shares rebound 0.8 percent, world stocks up 0.2 pct


EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging assets rebound after weekly fall, shrug off China data

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks rebounded from one-month lows on Monday tracking gains in developed markets, with Asian markets shrugging off weaker-than-expected Chinese data and currencies assisted by the dollar staying just off one-week lows.

Nuclear Weapons

North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

Investigators are focusing on the factory as a black-market source for North Korea, a new report and classified intelligence assessments say.

Elections, Senate

Despite Trump’s Support, Alabama Senator Struggles to a Primary Finish

Senator Luther Strange, a Republican, is in a pitched battle to make the runoff in the special election that will determine whether he keeps his seat.


The Shift: The Messy, Confusing Future of TV? It’s Here

We’ve rushed headlong into a hyper-fragmented mess, with a jumble of on-demand services that, added up, cost more and often offer less than the old cable bundle.


Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 5: High Drama and New Arrivals

That was quite the hour of soapy intrigue and revelation on “Game of Thrones” on Sunday.

Omidyar, Pierre M

EBay’s Founder Has a New Idea: Build a Dairy in Hawaii

Kauai residents who object are teaming up with owners of resorts that line the island’s famous beaches to try to block the dairy.


Wickliffe Journal: In Total Eclipse’s Path, Hope and Uncertainty in Rural Kentucky

Wickliffe, in western Kentucky, thought about cashing in on the eclipse by inviting viewers. But then its mayor started to worry about the crowds.

Economic Conditions and Trends

Japan’s Economy Grows Again, in Longest Streak in 11 Years

An uptick in domestic consumer and business spending suggests a rising optimism that the good times will continue. Government spending helped, too.

Uber Technologies Inc

Uber Board Considers 3 Investment Offers to Buy Company’s Shares

Even as the ride-hailing service’s future remains unclear, Uber’s board has debated three investment offers that could affect the company’s power structure.

Infrastructure (Public Works)

Cuomo Calls Manhattan Traffic Plan an Idea ‘Whose Time Has Come’

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is advocating new tolls on some of the city’s busiest areas, a plan that could generate millions of dollars for repairing the subway.


Sports of The Times: The Antiseptic Truth About the Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry

Once a tornado of vulgar insults, flying beer cups and punches at Yankee Stadium, baseball’s version of “The Warriors” appears to have settled into something closer to a truce.


China a sweet spot for U.S. companies’ earnings in second quarter

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing may be running high but Corporate America is finding China to be a reliable source of profit growth this year.

Charlottesville (Va)

Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Called ‘a Strong Woman’

Her supervisor said that Ms. Heyer, a paralegal, was a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised and was often moved to tears by injustice.


Elisabeth Moss on Her Emmy Nomination and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

For her performance as Offred, the longtime TV actor has received her eighth Emmy nomination.


‘Annabelle: Creation’ Sizzles, Affirming New Line as a Horror Force

The fourth installment in the “Conjuring” series was the No. 1 film of the weekend, with roughly $35 million in ticket sales at North American theaters.

United States Politics and Government

White House Acts to Stem Fallout From Trump’s First Charlottesville Remarks

The White House, under siege over President Trump’s initial comments, on Sunday condemned “white supremacists” for inciting violence that left a woman dead.


RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-After a long drought, bear market funds attract buyers

NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Bearish stock investors are slowly coming out of hibernation, as money has begun to move into funds that aim to profit when markets dive.

National Anthems

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem at Raiders’ Preseason Game

Lynch, who was retired when Colin Kaepernick knelt in protest during the anthem last season, was not available to comment after the game, but he has expressed support for Kaepernick’s decision.


This British Fruitcake Is Over 100 Years Old. It’s ‘Almost’ Edible.

Conservationists in Antarctica who found the ice-covered dessert believe it once belonged to the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott.


Kuwait to finish cleaning up oil spill this week: report

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait will finish cleaning up a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf this week, a Kuwaiti newspaper report said on Sunday, quoting the country's oil minister.

Charlottesville, North Korea, Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

The Statue at the Center of Charlottesville’s Storm

A statue of Robert E. Lee was at the center of divisions in the city well before violence broke out this weekend.


Taiwan says Chinese aircraft fly around island in weekend of drills

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese military aircraft carried out two rounds of drills around Taiwan at the weekend, flying past its southern tip and then around its north near Japan, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said.

United States Politics and Government

Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Moderates and Generates Chants of ‘Warren 2020’

In a speech to a Netroots Nation meeting, Warren says liberals are “the heart and soul” of the Democratic Party, but still calls for unity.


Trump’s Talk of ‘Military Option’ in Venezuela May Bolster Maduro’s Hand

President Trump’s suggestion that he was considering a “military option” to deal with the crisis in Venezuela could breathe life into some of the government’s more wild claims of American intentions.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Trump Condemns Violence on ‘Many Sides’ in Charlottesville

Speaking from his golf club in New Jersey, the president did not specifically criticize the marching white supremacists or their Nazi-era slogans.

Submarines and Submersibles

Submarine Inventor Is Charged in Journalist’s Disappearance

Peter Madsen is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge even though the journalist, Kim Wall, remains missing.


‘It’s Very Easy to Die There’: How Prisoners Fare in Vietnam

Activists say a government report — possibly posted by accident — confirms their fears of high rates of executions, forced labor and deaths in custody.

Computers and the Internet

Emotional Intelligence: Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

In truth, interpersonal skills like collaboration, communication and empathy are vital to career success in technology.

‘For Once, No One Was Upset. Truth Works.’

Our Top 10 Comments of the Week: Readers debate truth in subway announcements, North Korea and what to say when people ask why you don’t have kids.


Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes

Once energy dependent, Chile is on track to become a renewables powerhouse with the potential to export electricity.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Alarms Venezuela With Talk of a ‘Military Option’

President Trump’s remarks late Friday about the chaos in Venezuela prompted the defense minister to accuse him of “supreme extremism.”

New York State

Comment on Race Reopens New York Democrats’ Split Over Schools

A Facebook post by a proponent of charter schools singled out an African-American state senator and invoked the Ku Klux Klan.

United States Politics and Government

‘We’ve Had Enough’: Conservatives Relish the ‘Fury’ in Trump’s Talk

Conservatives in the mainland United States are celebrating the idea of potentially taking down someone they see as a bully.


‘Health Attacks’ on U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Baffle Both Countries

The secretary of state said Washington had not determined who was to blame for “health attacks” on American diplomats in Havana.


Derek Jeter’s Group Is Said to Have Deal to Buy Marlins

The group, which is led by the venture capitalist Bruce Sherman, agreed to buy the team for nearly $1.2 billion.


Review: For ‘Get Shorty,’ an Amusing Epix Makeover

Chris O’Dowd is the thug who wants to make movies, and Ray Romano is the producer he turns to for help.

Mayhem: A Memoir (Book)

Books News: A Wealthy Family’s Battle With Drugs Laid Bare, but to What End?

Sigrid Rausing’s coming book raises questions of whether the lines between memoir and voyeurism, family catharsis and score-settling, have been blurred.

Benchmark Capital

Kalanick Loyalists Move to Force Benchmark Off Uber’s Board

The investors, led by the venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, demanded the change after Benchmark, a major Uber shareholder, sued Travis Kalanick, the former C.E.O.

Politics and Government

‘No Mixed Messages’ on North Korea? Take a Closer Look

President Trump claims his administration’s response to North Korea weapons tests has been consistent. Here's what officials actually said.


That Decisive Moment: A Touch of Madness: This Week’s Eight Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

The pianist Vikingur Olafsson, the music of Alexander Hamilton's time and Barbara Cook were among the highlights.


Shanghai’s Subway Looks to New York, but Not for Everything

Chinese officials say they want to emulate New York’s public transport infrastructure. But that is not always the case.


Retiring: She Just Won 3 Gold Medals for Her Swimming. She’s Only 73.

Amateur athletes who compete on the senior circuit share workout advice and their personal regimens in a documentary film.


Critic's Notebook: Finally, a Well-Staged ‘Don Giovanni’ in New York

Ivan Fischer’s version, with his Budapest Festival Orchestra, returns to Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart festival next week after a run in 2011.

Hear Trump's latest comments on North Korea

President Donald Trump said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or a US ally.

Track and Field

Congratulations, Here’s Your Medal. And Here’s One for Your Coach, Too.

For the first time in the history of the world track and field championships, coaches are also receiving medals.

Man found dead after weeks trapped in elevator

An elderly man's decomposing body was found in an inoperable elevator at an apartment complex in Denver. CNN affiliate KMGH has more.


US STOCKS-Wall St rebounds on Fed bets but set for weekly loss

* Indexes up: Dow 0.06 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.54 pct (Updates to late afternoon, adds commentary, changes byline)


Vows: She’s 98. He’s 94. They Met at the Gym.

“Age doesn’t mean a damn thing to me or to Gert,” the groom said. “We don’t see it as a barrier. We still do what we want to do in life.”


U.S. drillers add oil rigs for second week in three - Baker Hughes

Aug 11 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a second time in the last three weeks, extending a 15-month drilling recovery, but the pace of additions has slowed in recent months as firms cut spending plans in reaction to declining crude prices. Drillers added 3 oil rigs in the week to Aug. 11 bringing the total count up to 768, the most since April 2015. General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. <RIG-OL


US STOCKS-Wall St rises on inflation data but on track for weekly losses

* Indexes up: Dow 0.23 pct, S&P 0.28 pct, Nasdaq 0.62 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

Need a break from reading about missiles? Here's other stuff that happened this week

It's Friday! If you need to step away from reading about impending doom, here are some other things that happened this week.

Simpson, O J

Nevada Parole Board Unaware of O.J. Simpson’s Old Conviction

Parole commissioners were unaware that Mr. Simpson pleaded no contest in 1989 to battery of his wife, though it is unclear whether that might have made them reconsider setting him free.