News Trends, News Analysis, News Archive.

Related Articles

Opinion: Carter and Trump have more in common than you think

Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump make an unlikely pair. For Trump and his conservative base, Carter's presidency was defined by American decline. During the 2016 election, Carter said that Trump's campaign had "tapped a waiting reservoir... of racism."


Opinion: Fighting Racism Is Not Just a War of Words

Ceaseless statement-writing is sucking us dry. We need daring action.


Opinion: Black Lives Matter Is Democracy in Action

A decentralized movement can be effective, even without a Martin Luther King Jr.

Beards and Mustaches

Opinion: I Am Sorry for This Scraggly Mess on My Face

I knew my beard would turn out badly. But I had to grow it.


Opinion: A Male Infertility Crisis Is Coming. The Middle East Can Help.

The region has made huge progress in viewing the condition as a medical problem, not a manhood problem.


Opinion: My Parents’ Country, in the Grip of the Shabab

This year, I felt compelled to travel to Mogadishu, the city of my father’s youth. Along the way, I saw order, puritanism, fear and villages without men.


Opinion: To Complain Is to Truly Be Alive

Being a person is terrible. And griping about it is the purest, most soothing form of protest there is.

Opinion: Kelly showed his true colors

On October 4, tragedy struck and four Americans were killed in Niger. For over a week Donald Trump was silent. On October 16, President Trump was asked why he had not spoken about the Niger ambush.

Opinion: Trump's superpower is being invisible

Which superpower would President Donald Trump choose -- to fly, or be invisible?

Liberalism (US Politics)

Opinion: Is Donald Trump Turning Liberals Into Radicals?

“The resistance” has emerged as a force in American politics. But whether or not it can work with the real left remains an open question.

Opinion: Bush and Obama remind us this is not normal

We spent this week debating whether or not past presidents of the United States reached out to the families of the men and women who bravely lost their lives serving our country. That is how low our politics have sunk.


Opinion: McKayla Maroney Says, ‘Me Too.’ What Happens Next?

When the gold medalist Dominique Moceanu blew the whistle on abuse, she was iced out of gymnastics.


Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.


Scalpel, Sponge, Show Tunes: When Doctors Moonlight as Actors

The Bard Hall Players, a theater company made up of Columbia University medical students, is marking its 50th season with a production of “Into the Woods.”

Transgender and Transsexuals

Contributing Opinion Writer: Ireland’s Transition, and Mine

The country has come a long way on L.G.B.T.Q. rights since I was there in the 1990s.

Doctors in PR: 'Reality here is post-apocalyptic'

Opinion: No strategy to Trump's foreign policy

Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, H.R. McMaster -- President Donald Trump's national security adviser, and a thinking warrior with a firm grasp of history and reality -- made a stunning claim: Trump has "helped us restore our strategic competence."


EU holds ground after British PM's May trip to Brussels

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union ministers told Britain it must offer more concessions on leaving the bloc before the other 27 states will begin trade talks, signaling that Prime Minister Theresa May's trip to Brussels had failed to bring a breakthrough.


Somalia calls for blood donations after bombing, Turkey sends doctors

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia is in desperate need for donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday that killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others, a minister said.


Tiger cleared by doctors to return to golf: ESPN

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions by the doctor that performed back surgery on the 14-time major champion in April, ESPN reported on Monday.

Opinion: What actress reveals about #MeToo

Me too, I tweeted this morning. "But of course. #metoo."

Opinion: Without Kaepernick, what is NFL saying to black fans?

Aaron Rodgers is one of the National Football League's best players, and with his potentially season-ending injury, the NFL will be put to the test. Does the league treasure its fervent black supporters as much as it does fans of President Donald Trump and a number of other white Americans, who seem to believe they alone should define patriotism? Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone puts one of league's signature franchises, the Green Bay Packers, a team that was expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season, on the spot. Will they pass on a free agent, Colin Kaepernick, that took the San Francisco 49ers to within one play of winning a title a few years ago?

Opinion: GOP doesn't have a clue -- but Bannon does

Anyone who doesn't understand why so many people have been aroused and inspired by Steve Bannon's culture "war talk" should listen to the Paul Ryan interview on "Face the Nation" a few weeks back. It offered a perfect example of what frustrates them about the Republican leadership. Prompted by host John Dickerson on the issue of race relations, the House speaker advised President Donald Trump and other leaders to change their adversarial ways.


California wildfire death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain ground

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

Opinion: Weinstein, the Trumps and the NY link between them

Add Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to the long list of people harmed by the exploding Harvey Weinstein scandal. Critics are faulting Vance for failing to prosecute Weinstein in 2015, when an Italian model told cops she'd been sexually abused by the movie mogul and worked with police to record Weinstein admitting to grabbing her.


Golf: Hatton stays grounded as hot streak continues

LONDON (Reuters) - Tyrrell Hatton hardly got carried away after winning his second successive tournament on Sunday.

United States Politics and Government

A Nafta Battleground on the Shores of Canada

A fight over a scuttled quarry project exemplifies one of the key disputes that has endangered a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Opinion: Merry Christmas, here's your next culture war

"Saturday Night Live" typically satirizes the political events of the previous week. But this weekend, "SNL" took a shot at forecasting what Trump's next culture war will be: Demanding every store employee say "Merry Christmas" this holiday season.


Suarez foils Atletico as Real make up ground

MADRID (Reuters) - Luis Suarez struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw for Barcelona at Atletico Madrid on Saturday but their lead over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga was cut to five points after Cristiano Ronaldo inspired the champions to a 2-1 win at Getafe.


Opinion: Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies

I loved acting. But I didn’t realize what it was to be taken seriously until I began directing.

Fires and Firefighters

Opinion: The Ashes in Napa

The fire took our family’s house. And reminded us that everything is temporary.

Opinion: NFL protests not about patriotism

I spent 10 years playing in the NFL, won a Super Bowl and have been blessed beyond imagination -- in no small part because of the best fans in professional sports -- fans of multiple races, genders, religions and political persuasions.


After medical errors, patients want doctors to hear them out

(Reuters Health) - When medical errors lead to serious injuries, patients and families may feel better when doctors take the time to listen to their feelings about the mistake and explain what can be done to prevent it from happening again, a small study suggests.


Aspirin habits unchanged by recommendations from U.S. doctors

(Reuters Health) - U.S. guidelines urging more adults who never had a heart attack or stroke to take a daily aspirin may not have convinced people to take these pills, a recent study suggests.

Indian Food (Cuisine)

Opinion: Pani Puri: A Dribbly, Joyful Mess

This Indian street food represents the loud, happy chaos of my culture.


BRIEF-CHMP issues positive opinion on Janssen’s ZYTIGA

* CHMP issues a positive opinion on Janssen's Zytiga to include earlier stage prostate cancer patients​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

Team of traveling doctors helps Puerto Ricans cut off from care

The waves from the Caribbean Sea crash on the shore right beneath the back window of Irma Torres' concrete-walled home in southeast Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria ripped part of the roof away when it slammed into Yabucoa, Puerto Rico last month.


Hundreds missing, 29 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 29 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

Kushner's background form a new low for bureau chief

The head of a government bureau responsible for clearing background checks told lawmakers Wednesday he has "never seen that level of mistakes" when asked about numerous omissions in Jared Kushner's security clearance application.


Small quake rattles North Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmade: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea's nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea's weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September.

Opinion: Lessons from Las Vegas massacre

On the Monday afternoon in the immediate aftermath of the worst mass shooting in modern US history, I looked out of my plane window and stared at the two broken hotel windows on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. My flight was landing at Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport, adjacent to the "killing field," where the night before a lone gunman inexplicably gunned down 58 innocent lives and injured some 500 more.


Hundreds missing, 26 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 26 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

Immigration and Emigration

Opinion: White Nationalism Is the Real Threat to the West. Not Islam.

The rise of the far-right could destroy the liberal societies that we know and love.


Hundreds missing, 24 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

Opinion: What if Trump was President of 'Nambia'?

How would the last week of American news be covered if Trump were not the President of the United States but instead the leader of "Nambia," the fictional African country that he accidentally invented during a recent press conference?

Books and Literature

Opinion: Publishing’s Unfair Gray Market

How can third-party sellers offer “new” books at prices below even the Amazon discount?

Opinion: The real risk in Trump's Iran gambit

It's still unclear whether Donald Trump's expected decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal will lead to the total collapse of the agreement. But the truth is that decertification is only half the story. The bigger threat to the deal is Trump's apparent intention to ratchet up pressure in the region on Tehran. Doing so risks not only scuppering the agreement, but putting the United States and Iran on a collision course that could result in outright conflict.

Opinion: The reason he was able to keep getting away with it

In the world of sex abuse litigation, some things change and some things never do. Bill Cosby allegedly used Quaaludes and a famous television show to lure young women to his "casting couch." Harvey Weinstein allegedly used his shower and his aphrodisiac and drug of choice: the promise of Hollywood movie fame. Both men, however, were united in their choice of protective legal shields: the court-sanctioned use of secret nondisclosure settlement agreements (NDAs), which prevented future victims from learning about previous accusations made against the media moguls.

Opinion: Weinstein symptom of deeper problem

CNN asked a group of women and men -- actors, writers and other thinkers -- to explore questions raised not just by the harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, but by a series of recent challenges to women that have reopened discussion about sexual harassment, gender and power: What is the biggest impediment to equality for women and girls today? And what made you realize anew that it was there?

Opinion: What it takes to form a Russian disinformation campaign

It started with a synagogue in Cologne.

Corden, James (1978- )

Best of Late Night: James Corden Says Trump’s Feud With Senator Is Like a Playground Fight

Mr. Corden said, “Donny made fun of Little Bobby for being short. And if you’ve just tuned in, I’m not reporting things my 6-year-old saw on the playground today.”

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: How a Villa on the Riviera Became the Year-Round Playground of the Superrich

Mary S. Lovell’s “The Riviera Set” eavesdrops on the glamorous entertainments staged by the various owners of a chateau in the south of France.


Jamie Dimon, others to contribute to new NBC opinion website

Oct 10 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is among a roster of high-profile names who will contribute to the online opinion section that NBC News launched on Tuesday, the network said.


Doctors may fear losing their license for seeking mental health care

(Reuters Health) - Nearly 40 percent of U.S. physicians are reluctant to seek mental health care out of fear that it might imperil their medical license, a recent study suggests.

Opinion: Guns were fun, until my loved ones became victims

If gun violence hasn't yet touched you or someone you love, you might think of it as someone else's problem: a red state problem, an inner-city problem or a mental illness problem.


BRIEF-Rexahn Pharmaceuticals receives positive opinion from EMA for orphan drug designation for RX-3117

* Rexahn Pharmaceuticals receives positive opinion from European Medicines Agency for Orphan Drug Designation for RX-3117

Opinion: Jemele Hill is paid to opine, so why has she been silenced?

Jemele Hill has one job responsibility: To opine on the world of sports.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Shouldn’t Doctors Control Hospital Care?

They used to. Sadly, business executives have taken over.

Opinion: Trump's self-defeating war

The emergence of two new fronts in President Donald Trump's war on the Republican establishment endangers his ability to deliver on his campaign promises.

Studio 54: The disco playground where sex and glamor reigned

As Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager sees it, there have been exactly two seminal cultural events in the 71 years he's been alive: "Woodstock and Studio," he says. "Not to be presumptuous."

Opinion: Facebook and Google need to own their role in spreading misinformation

Every day we learn more about the scale and effectiveness of Russian influence operations during the 2016 US election. The implications for our political process are ominous, but the problem runs much deeper. For years hostile foreign governments, terrorist groups, and armies of internet trolls have manipulated public discussion, both in the United States and around the world.

Opinion: Puerto Rico is far from OK

As Americans watched the devastation unfolding in Puerto Rico last week I read, listened, tweeted and posted information on my social media timelines. Then came the text bubbles on my cell phone screen:

Opinion: Does Trump want a safe space from comedians?

On Saturday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to whine that comedians are being unfair to him...again. This time Trump tweeted: "Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very "unfunny" & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?"


Macri's coalition poised to win key Argentina midterm vote: opinion polls

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's business-friendly coalition is poised to win an important Senate seat in two weeks, opinion polls showed on Sunday, potentially damaging former populist President Cristina Fernandez's attempted comeback.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Opinion: Our Changing Climate Mind-Set

Global warming rejecters like President Trump and Scott Pruitt are having more and more difficulty defending their position.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Opinion: When an Epidemic Is Personal

A friend, reflecting on his son’s opioid journey, once remarked, “I wish I’d held him closer.” Is it ever close enough?


Opinion: Who Invented ‘Zero’?

The void is as old as time, but it was a human innovation to harness it with a symbol.

Gun Control

Opinion: N.R.A. and G.O.P., Together Forever

Don’t be fooled. Republicans and the gun lobby are still very much in love.

Gun Control

Opinion: Confessions of a Sensible Gun Owner

Hunters like me can help lead the gun control debate away from polemic.

Computers and the Internet

Opinion: Co-Parenting With Alexa

Machines will make a raft of decisions for my kids and others like them as they proceed through life. I’m worried.

Nuclear Weapons

Opinion: While the U.S. Talks of War, South Korea Shudders

There is no war scenario that ends in victory.

Opinion: Lessons we should have learned from Katrina

I was a commanding general in Korea and the Middle East -- two of the most dangerous places in the world -- and I led the Department of Defense response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, but the last month has been the most emotionally charged period of my life.

Opinion: The NRA thinks you're stupid

The National Rifle Association thinks you're stupid.

Opinion: Trump's incredibly irresponsible comments

President Trump made two comments Thursday in the company of his most senior military leaders. One was a rebuke. The other was a threat.


In Puerto Rico, lives depend on volunteer doctors and diesel generators

OROCOVIS, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - At a community center in Orocovis, an isolated agricultural town of 23,000 in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, six oxygen-dependent patients drew breath only with the help of the diesel generator powering their equipment.


Retiring TSMC founder predicts fewer doctors, no taxi drivers

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) will remain an industry leader, with growth driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, high-performance computing (HPC) and mobile, its chairman Morris Chang said in an interview.

Opinion: Special Ops isn't US Band-Aid

Somalia. Afghanistan. Syria. Iraq.

Opinion: Dark day for US on human rights

The past week saw two remarkable developments at the United Nations, and the world took notice of both. One was the passage of a resolution condemning the use of the death penalty as punishment for consensual gay relations. LGBT groups viewed the moment as a major milestone, what the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association called a "historic first." Celebrations, however, were muted. That's because of the other occurrence: The United States, until recently a leader in the global effort to advance human rights, voted against the resolution.

Opinion: Congressman's unbearable hypocrisy on abortion

When is abortion OK even for the most vociferous pro-lifer? When that person needs one, of course.

Opinion: Others need to step in before it's too late

The violence we witnessed following Catalonia's referendum vote this weekend was terrifying, but it can and should be a lesson for the world about the importance of upholding the spirit of democracy and the protection of human rights.

Opinion: Are Tillerson's days numbered?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a remarkable statement on Wednesday, rejecting reports he had considered resigning and reaffirming his commitment to the President's domestic and foreign policies. This was both stunning and unprecedented. It was not quite a hostage video, but it seemed awkward that a secretary of state felt compelled to defend himself in response to a press report.

Opinion: This massacre could have been even worse

At least 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas. The crime instantly entered the record books as the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

Opinion: Little kids and 'toxic stress': we can solve this

All children have incredible potential, most with parents, teachers and other adults in their lives who want the best for them. Unfortunately, many schools, particularly those that serve children with the greatest need, face obstacles that limit children's educational success -- rote curriculums, insufficient support for teachers and scant extracurricular options, to name a few.

Opinion: Trump's Puerto Rico visit was a narcissist's tour-de-force

Finally lumbering into a devastated Puerto Rico aboard Air Force One, almost two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, President Trump came face-to-face with the kind of reality he can't deflect with anger and derision. A world waited to see if in a crisis, an unscripted Trump would rise to the occasion. He did not.

Opinion: Exec's disastrous Facebook post on shooting

On Monday, Hayley Geftman-Gold, a top CBS executive, posted on Facebook that she didn't have sympathy for the victims gunned down at the country music festival in Las Vegas because "country music fans are often Republican gun toters."

Opinion: Ban semiautomatic weapons and save lives

Semiautomatic weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment. The federal government and the states can outlaw them, a point underscored by none other than the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who emphasized that the Second Amendment protects gun ownership of the types of arms that were "in common use" in 1791, when the Second Amendment was adopted.


Plastic surgery videos need strict ethics standards, doctors argue

(Reuters Health) - Some plastic surgeons have gained large social media followings by sharing theatrical videos of surgery with entertainment, rather than education, in mind. Now experts are proposing ethics guidelines to ensure that the content of plastic surgery videos on social media isn’t harmful to patients.


Meditation may help prevent heart disease, doctors say

(Reuters Health) - Meditation may help reduce the risk of heart disease when it’s added to proven approaches like lifestyle changes or drugs to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, U.S. doctors say.

Opinion: Tom Petty's rock 'n' roll was pure

Tom Petty was not the kind of rock star you likely thought he was at first.


BRIEF-Lear Corporation breaks ground on new facility in Flint

* 156,000-sq.ft. facility in Flint to begin production of seats by April 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Opinion: A Pulse nightclub survivor's message for Las Vegas


Opinion: SNL is right -- Trump's chaos is part of a plan

The best lines of the "Saturday Night Live" season premiere came in the cold open when Alec Baldwin, reprising his role as President Donald Trump, said: "Trust me, it may seem that what's coming out of my mouth is B-A-N-A-N-A-N-A-S, but it's all part of the plan." Baldwin then gleefully added, "The more chaos I cause, the less people can focus. They're all getting so tired, so tired."


Opinion: The Latin Mass, Thriving in Southeastern Nigeria

The older service appeals to the poor and links faraway lands to Rome, and Catholic traditions.

Opinion: 'Trump's Katrina?' No, it's much worse

It is a difficult task to turn the memory of Hurricane Katrina into a quaint story of well-meaning government actors unable to save a city from destruction. President Donald Trump managed to do that on Saturday morning when he essentially blamed Puerto Rico and its mayor, in a series of tweets, for the devastation they are facing. From his own golf club, Trump attacked rather than reflected and helped.

Lithium (Drug)

Opinion: The Wrong Pill Can Play With Your Mind

For me, the same medication, in subtly different forms, was like night and day.

Social Media

Opinion: Erick Erickson: How to Find Common Ground

In the past year, I have come under fierce attack and my wife has come down with cancer — and I have learned the importance of real friendships.

United States Politics and Government

Opinion: Want to Know What Divides This Country? Come to Alabama

It’s a state proud of how far it’s come, and yet it picked Roy Moore as a Senate nominee.


Opinion: What the Cubs Could Teach the President

Just about every quality that makes Donald Trump a nightmare in governance could be cured by a few summers at Wrigley Field.

Gupta: Puerto Rico has medical supplies, so why must doctors fight for them?

As a doctor, the level of pain and suffering I've seen in Puerto Rico has been hard to accept.

How White House statements on Puerto Rico compare with ground reports

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke faced harsh backlash after saying the Trump administration's recovery effort in Puerto Rico is a "good news story."

Dating and Relationships

Opinion: I Want My 2.3 Bonus Years

Where do 50-year-old men get the strange impression that they can date 23-year-olds?

Opinion: The wrong scandal cost Tom Price his job

Lately, doctors in politics are doing their original profession a disservice.

Opinion: General's speech is the one we wish the President could make

It is the speech we wish the President of the United States had delivered.


One million unvaccinated Venezuelan kids vulnerable in measles outbreak: doctors

CARACAS (Reuters) - Around 1 million unvaccinated Venezuelan children are susceptible to measles, a highly contagious disease that has re-emerged in the crisis-stricken South American nation, a group of doctors estimated on Friday.

Hefner, Hugh

Opinion: Hugh Hefner Was My Enemy

I was fighting for women’s liberation. The Playboy creator only pretended to.

Opinion: The road to diplomacy on Korean Peninsula

The United States and North Korea are increasingly at risk of military conflict -- most probably through an accident or miscalculation, but possibly a deliberate decision.

Opinion: The legacy's dark side

In remembering Hugh Hefner, who has died at 91, many are talking about his contributions to American culture. It must be added that -- while those contributions loom large -- they also cast a considerable shadow.

Opinion: How risky business bankrupted Toys 'R' Us

Toys "R" Us declared bankruptcy earlier this month and said it would reorganize its business to cope with an increasingly challenging retail environment.

Opinion: Trump's massive tax cut -- for the rich

Fresh from yet another failure to repeal-and-not-quite-replace Obamacare, President Trump and fellow Republicans are attempting to pull another trick out of their traditional playbook: "massive" tax cuts, mainly helping the rich.

Opinion: What Sessions doesn't know about free speech on campus

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is maybe the worst person in the country to scold others about the need to cherish constitutional rights, as he did this week at Georgetown University. Or maybe only the second worst, because it's hard to top the hypocrisy of his boss.

Free speech doesn't come in zones

When educational institutions start narrowing their interpretation of the First Amendment, which empowers citizens to share their thoughts and opinions in public places (especially those funded by tax dollars), we should all be worried. Look no further than the Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Opinion: Brace yourself Republicans, a rough ride's coming

It's not repeal and replace, it's rewind.

Opinion: Trump's lack of empathy for Puerto Rico is staggering

After spending the weekend feuding with football players and trashing Sen. John McCain, on Monday night President Donald Trump turned his attention to the devastation still faced by several regions in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

What doctors want from health care reform

As the latest Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act begins its death rattle, a growing number of physicians worry that any solution Washington proposes will not fix the nation's ailing health care system.

Opinion: Trump's gut knows America agrees with him on NFL controversy

If you are upset about President Donald Trump's position on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem -- an opinion he colorfully expressed in a speech in Alabama and in a series of follow-up tweets -- take a deep breath and listen.


Trump travel ban on more solid ground as top court cancels hearing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Supreme Court signaled on Monday it may dismiss a challenge to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban after the White House announced tailored restrictions on eight countries that legal experts said stand a better chance at holding up in court.

Opinion: On healthcare, let's do the impossible

Jonathan Tasini says appealing to what seems impossible has and will continue to transform the healthcare debate - and other policy problems - in America.


Venezuela doctors in protest urge stronger WHO stance on health crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's doctors, fed up with what they called the World Health Organization's passive attitude toward the country's deep medical crisis, protested at the agency's Caracas office on Monday to demand more pressure on the government and additional assistance.

Opinion: Trump's new ban doesn't fly

On Sunday, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation updating his administration's travel ban policy to apply American travel restrictions to citizens of eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.


UPDATE 1-Technical fault grounds flights at Sydney airport

SYDNEY, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Flights were briefly prevented from taking off and landing at Sydney Airport's domestic terminal on Monday during the peak morning travel period due to a technical fault with an air traffic control system.


Technical fault grounds flights at Sydney airport

SYDNEY, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Several flights were grounded at Sydney Airport's domestic terminal on Monday over the peak morning travel period due to a technical fault with an air traffic control system.

Opinion: Roger Stone's moment of truth?

The Nixon tattoo on his back looks more expensive than the transplanted hair on his head. His fashion sense, about which he is outspoken and fastidious, seems ripped from Gilded Age cartoons about predatory industrial fat cats.

Opinion: Merkel must now address Germany's biggest problems

It was supposed to look effortless, German Chancellor Angela Merkel gliding to victory in this year's federal election. But the roughly 33.5% of seats that she won -- according to exit polls -- was less than anticipated, even though she secured her conservative party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), a fourth term in office.

Opinion: What Trump's remarks should signal to his base

President Donald Trump is going to war with some high-profile African-American athletes who have political thoughts on their minds. The President said that fans should walk out when NFL players like Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the national anthem to protest our nation's inadequate response to racial inequities.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92

Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.

Opinion: Theresa May is dragging Britain off a Brexit cliff edge

Against a plain background in a former school for paramilitary police, next to a church famous for denouncing Galileo's refutation of the idea that the sun moved around the Earth, British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a foreign policy speech Friday that revolved around divisions within her own Cabinet.


U.S. says producers harmed by groundwood paper imports from Canada

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday it had made a preliminary finding that imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada were harming U.S. producers.

Opinion: 6 things you better know about latest health care bill

Just when we thought that the Senate was ready to move on to a bipartisan effort to stabilize health insurance markets, Senate Republicans have decided to take one more run at passing a strictly partisan measure to repeal and replace Obamacare over Democratic opposition.

Hospice Care

Doctors: One Last Visit to See My Patient

A doctor who has been alongside her 91-year-old patient for some 20 years prepares to say goodbye.


Police lock fans inside ground after clashes erupt outside

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police locked Santos fans inside their home stadium for 20 minutes on Wednesday after violence erupted outside the Vila Belmiro ground following the team's elimination from the Copa Libertadores.


China to halt new projects in pollution 'red zones'

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will halt major projects in regions with high levels of pollution, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday, underscoring an environmental crackdown that is starting to hit business around the country.

Opinion: Besieged by storms, our neighbors need help

As yet another hurricane descends into the Caribbean, vulnerable and often tourism-dependent nations are again being badly battered. Wednesday morning, Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico with 155-mph winds after devastating Dominica and other islands. After the physical impact, it will take years to rebuild; the long-term economic consequences will be even more devastating, if less obvious to the casual observer. As the destruction unfolds, the United States has a responsibility to help.

Opinion: I don't need a thicker skin, you need a conscience

Reading Amber Tamblyn's piece in The New York Times on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the film industry this weekend, I relived an event that happened to me almost 10 years ago.

Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn

Just about everyone who's played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning "You'll shoot your eye out!"


BRIEF-Shipping rates to increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight services

* Shipping rates to increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight services

Opinion: I hope Trump didn't watch this year's Emmys

Ever hear anybody use #EmmySoWhite as a social media handle? Me neither. And, especially after last night's 69th annual rendition, you never will, not in this time continuum.

Your kid wants tattoos, piercing? Doctors offer advice

From Stephen Colbert's monologue to the diverse winners and onstage banter, TV's big night proved fertile ground for satirizing the President

In terms of politics the Emmys join the award-show party late, after the Golden Globes, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys have all taken whacks at the Trump presidency. Yet the president's preferred medium provided fertile terrain for satirizing and commenting upon the political moment, a mood that permeated everything from host Stephen Colbert's monologue to the diverse winners and onstage banter.

Opinion: With retweet, Trump blunders into the 'Streisand effect'

His retweet of a GIF, edited to appear that he knocked over Hillary Clinton with a golf shot, made it seem like the President condones violence against women, but it also dredged up two subjects that do him damage, writes Kara Alaimo.

Emmy Awards, London Underground, Hurricane Jose: Your Weekend Briefing

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

Opinion: Attempt to lynch 8-year-old reflects our society

They say that boys will be boys, but what do we make of those boys when they attempt to lynch another child, or put on Ku Klux Klan outfits and burn a cross in the backyard?

Opinion: Hill controversy spotlights ESPN's double standard

No intelligent person can take issue with ESPN sports journalist Jemele Hill expressing her personal opinion, on her own time, via Twitter. We live in America, where freedom of speech is a constitutional right. So, let's stipulate that in a free society a grown woman can and should be afforded the opportunity to speak her mind no matter how offensive or inflammatory her take may be perceived by some. Let's also acknowledge that good and decent folks can come down on opposing sides of a debate about our current President.

Opinion: Britain's terror challenge will last a generation

Friday's attempted bombing in London marks a year of rising terrorism in Britain after a long period of relative calm.

Opinion: Earth dodges a cosmic bullet

Mother Nature has had a hectic past couple of weeks of hurricanes, an earthquake, wildfires and flooding. But while our attention has been turned to these humanitarian crises, Earth ducked a cosmic bullet the likes of which could have crippled human technological civilization.

How Underground terror incident unfolded

London police are treating an incident on a train at Parsons Green Tube station as terrorism. Witnesses saw a "small explosion" on the District Line train.


London Underground Explosion at Parsons Green Is Being Treated as ‘Terrorist Incident’

The explosion sowed panic, disrupted service and drew a heavy police response; 18 people were hospitalized.


Several hurt in 'terrorist' incident on London underground train

LONDON (Reuters) - Several people were injured at a London underground station on Friday after witnesses reported a blast on a packed rush-hour commuter train which police were treating as a terrorism incident.

'Security situation' closes London Underground

Police have closed down part of London's underground train line because of a "security situation." CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports.


UK police investigate reports of blast on London underground train

LONDON (Reuters) - Heavily armed police rushed to an incident at a London underground station on Friday with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a train.


Santhera shares plummet after negative CHMP opinion

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Santhera's shares plunged nearly 60 percent in early trading on Friday, after a European panel recommended against approving one of its drugs to be used in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).


UPDATE 1-GSK's three-in-one inhaler gets positive opinion from EU agency

Sept 15 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Friday that a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel has recommended the company's three-in-one inhaled lung drug.


GSK's three-in-one inhaler gets positive opinion from EU agency

Sept 15 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Friday that a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel has recommended the company's three-in-one inhaled lung drug.


BRIEF-GlaxoSmithKline says Trelegy Ellipta once-daily single inhaler triple therapy receives positive opinion from CHMP in Europe



CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-U.S. trucking firms predict tight capacity as loads head to storm zones

Sept 14 (Reuters) - Major trucking and logistics firms like XPO Logistics Inc, Daseke Inc and United Parcel Service Inc said capacity will shrink due to a rush of construction and repair shipments to big-box retailers and households across the storm-crippled U.S. Southeast, as analysts warned of higher shipping prices.

Opinion: What Congress should do with Dreamers

One outcome of President Trump's surprise budget deal with Democrats is a potential December showdown over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and its hundreds of thousands of young beneficiaries. All eyes will turn to Congress -- where, admittedly, a major immigration deal has eluded DC lawmakers for decades now.

Opinion: The Rohingya don't want our anger. They want our help

The international community is in an understandable frenzy over the growing Rohingya refugee crisis, which is driving the Muslim minority out of Myanmar in droves. Much of their anger is directed at Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who they accuse of passivity at a time of heightened violence.


Support for NZ's Labour Party edges further above National in opinion poll

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Labour Party on Thursday retained its position as frontrunner in an election set for Sept. 23, with a poll showing its support edged up, threatening the center-right National Party's ten-year hold on power.

Opinion: Russian war games could be prelude to invasion

Over the past several months, Western defense ministries and militaries have expressed anxiety over the large-scale Russian military exercise known as "Zapad," or "West," slated to begin in mid-September and to engage virtually every element of Russian forces. In late July, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of US Army Europe, warned that NATO allies fear "Zapad 17" could be a Russian "Trojan horse."

Opinion: Let Hillary Clinton roar

Something very strange is going on in post-mortems about the 2016 election. On the one hand, the hard evidence is piling up that a combination of factors largely outside of Hillary Clinton's control were responsible for her loss to Donald Trump. On the other hand, many apparently don't want Hillary Clinton to talk about any of that.

Opinion: Why don't facts matter?

At a time when polarization is at its peak and truth is a four-letter word, the question on everyone's minds is: Why does evidence seem to have little influence on people's beliefs, and what can be done?


Macri ally gains ground in Argentina Senate election against Fernandez

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's favored candidate is gaining ground against former populist leader Cristina Fernandez in a closely watched Senate race in the country's largest province of Buenos Aires, sources from both parties and two analysts said.

OPINION: Time to take our power grid underground

Hurricane Irma took a dramatic toll on Florida's electric grid, with as many as 15 million people losing power. It struck almost 16 years after 9/11, when New York's power grid was adversely affected by the horrific terrorist attacks.

Opinion: Trump's crybaby lawyers

During their initial screening process, Navy SEALs recruits are traditionally tossed into a swimming pool with hands and feet securely tied. They are expected to deal with the stress and stay alive without panicking. If they can't, they are dismissed; it is assumed they will be unable to cope with the even more difficult challenges in the weeks of training ahead.

Opinion: The way we work is killing us

The way we work is killing us.

Opinion: Bannon turned the tables on liberals

When CBS producers scored Steve Bannon, President Trump's ex-chief strategist, for his first interview with what Bannon terms with some disdain as the mainstream media, they may have relished the chance to expose him as the sinister tactician they believed him to be.


Extended breastfeeding may help ward off endometriosis

(Reuters Health) - Women who nurse their babies are less likely to develop endometriosis, and the longer they breastfeed, the lower their risk, a new study shows.

Opinion: Irma reminds Europe of its awkward colonial rule

French President Emmanuel Macron has troubles at home this week. France's second biggest union, the CGT, is leading public sector, rail and energy workers in local strikes in protest at Macron's proposed deregulation of the labor market.


NZ's National Party recovers support in opinion poll, Labour sinks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Support for New Zealand's National Party surged in a poll released on Thursday showed, pointing to a fourth term for the governing party and reversing the opposition Labour Party's recent burst of popularity.

Opinion: Betsy DeVos got it right

Last Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a speech announcing the reversal of Obama-era policies on campus sexual assault under Title IX, the federal law on gender equity in education. This was met with a wave of outrage on social media and in progressive publications. There were angry accusations that the move would harm women and protect rapists; a #StopBetsy hashtag sprang up on Twitter.


Doctors who take pharmaceutical money use Twitter to hype drugs

(Reuters Health) - Some cancer doctors use Twitter to promote drugs manufactured by companies that pay them, but they almost never disclose their conflicts of interest on the social media platform, a new study shows.

OPINION: After Irma we need to build better cities

This seems set to be a record year for severe weather events in North America.

Opinion: Ready for some (politics-infused) football?

Are you ready for some football?

Opinion: Canadian politican could teach America about love

"When is your Shariah going to end? ... We know you are in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood!" an irate white woman screamed in the face of a brown-skinned politician at his town hall meeting on Wednesday night.

Irma rips tree from ground

Jaime Hagadorn was recording this video when Irma winds ripped a tree out of the ground in her backyard in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Opinion: The deadliest time is after the hurricane leaves

As Hurricane Irma rapidly approaches the southern coast of Florida, it is important to focus some time on how our citizens will handle the survival of what, is now believed, will be a Category 4 storm.

Opinion: Schumer and Trump born to deal

President Trump's abrupt and unexpected decision to cut a deal with Democratic legislative leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California -- an agreement to fund disaster relief and avoid a showdown by increasing the national debt limit -- shocked Republican leaders.

Opinion: On Russia and North Korea, shell companies conceal truth

News reports and judicial rulings -- many of them focusing on the flow of Russian money into real estate in New York -- have highlighted the role that shell companies play in laundering the proceeds of international crime.


Cancer mutation gains ground as test for immunotherapy drugs

MADRID (Reuters) - Scientists are stepping up the hunt for better diagnostic tests to predict if cancer patients will benefit from costly modern immunotherapy drugs, which are transforming cancer care but remain a hit-and-miss affair.


Bangladesh wants 'safe zones' to ease Rohingya crisis, but seen unlikely

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has proposed creating "safe zones" run by aid groups for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees crossing into its territory following a military crackdown.

Opinion: Is Ivanka a key player or daddy's little girl?

"Daddy, can I go with you?"

Opinion: Trump's GOP reality burger

The thought of President Donald Trump hand-in-hand with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, smiling over how great the debt deal is going to be, shocks establishment Republicans and people inside the Beltway who've lived with the ideal of party loyalty all their lives. The big news for them isn't the deal itself, but Trump's break with his own allies on the Hill. Does he still not know how things are done?


Cycling: Froome rebounds with late attack to gain ground on Nibali

(Reuters) - Chris Froome rebounded superbly to increase his overall lead in the Vuelta a Espana to one minute 37 seconds with a lightning late attack which left nearest challenger Vincenzo Nibali in his wake on Thursday's 18th stage.

Opinion: Dems shouldn't get too cocky

GOP leaders are surprised that an unconventional Republican President who doesn't like them and used to "identify as a Democrat" cut a deal with Democrats? They forget Americans want bipartisanship, writes David Wheeler.

Opinion: Why Kim can't be defanged

Kim Jong Un's stealth has stolen a march on the world.

Opinion: Are we ready for Hurricane Irma?

As I write, Irma is a category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. It has already sustained that extreme intensity for longer than any past Atlantic storm.


NY teamsters weigh pension cuts in groundbreaking vote

By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Roughly 34,000 union members who work for United Parcel Service Inc and other logistics companies in New York will decide on Wednesday whether to accept deep pension cuts in what could be the start of a wave of benefit reductions to shore up union retirement plans. If approved, pensions for retired teamsters from nine New York local unions will be cut 29 percent, which the plan's trustees have said will lower the typical monthly


What should doctors and nurses do when a shooter is in the hospital?

Reuters Health - Many healthcare workers think an active shooter could one day be in their hospital - and most of them believe doctors and nurses have a special obligation to protect patients even if it means endangering themselves, a recent study suggests.


U.S. doctors unsure kids under 3 need vision screening

Reuters Health - Children should get their vision tested at least once between ages 3 and 5, but there isn’t enough evidence to say for sure whether they need evaluations when they’re younger, according to new guidelines from U.S. physicians.

Opinion: Trump's empty threats on North Korea have gagged the US

In a war of words, like the one in which the USA is currently engaged with North Korea, it is essential to use those words effectively. But President Donald Trump is mangling the US's ability to do so.

Feinstein suggests DACA is on shaky legal ground

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggested Tuesday that then-President Barack Obama's executive order establishing protections for young undocumented immigrants may not have been legal.

Opinion: Clinton is right about Sanders

There are few things more unpleasant than relitigating the 2016 Democratic primary. But more than a year later, it hasn't stopped, partly because the race touched on so many hot spots that continue to animate our politics: the way gender shapes how we perceive power, how class struggle collides with racial entitlement, what it even means to be "progressive" or to work outside the system.

Opinion: Trump doing to Dreamers what was done to him

To understand how President Donald Trump could rescind a program protecting nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants, it helps to recognize two of his strongest traits. The first is his conviction, as he explained it to me in 2014, that "most people aren't worthy of respect." The second is his profound fear of his fellow human being -- at least ones who don't resemble him.

Opinion: Congress, it's up to you to protect the Dreamers

Maybe my heart is too full to accept a black-and-white approach to immigration. But when I think of the Dreamers, I cry.

'Scared to death' nurse in Utah video: 'I stood my ground'

The Utah nurse arrested when she refused to let police officers draw blood from an unconscious crash victim is considering legal action after the frightening encounter that lit up social media and provoked widespread outrage.

Opinion: Voyager's Golden Record still plays on

Forty years ago this week, NASA launched Voyager 2, the second of two spacecraft, on a grand tour of the solar system and into the mysteries of interstellar space. It was an audacious mission that continues to this day -- as the probes launched in 1977 still call home with new data about the cosmos.

Opinion: Mr. President, DACA isn't your reality show

You can take Donald Trump out of the reality show, but it seems you can't take the reality show mentality out of Donald Trump.

Mattis shuns the spotlight but stands his ground

In an extraordinary moment, Defense Secretary James Mattis was asked at the Pentagon this week if he had ever thought about resigning his post in the Trump administration.

Opinion: Ivanka Trump's doublespeak on equal pay is selling out women

The White House announced this week it will no longer require businesses with more than 100 employees to collect data on salaries by race, ethnicity and gender. The administration issued a statement by Ivanka Trump, claiming that the rule implemented by the Obama administration "would not yield the intended results."


More older men get prostate radiation when doctors own the equipment

(Reuters Health) - Elderly men with prostate cancer are more likely to be treated with radiation when their doctors own radiation machines - even patients who may be too old to benefit from the treatment, a U.S. study suggests.

Opinion: To deter North Korea, we can't pussyfoot around

It is easy for the US and North Korea to posture and threaten -- for North Korea to carry out nuclear and missile tests and for the US to conduct B-1B bomber and F-35 flights and military exercises.