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Opinion: The 9/11 rescue that we need to hear more about

Christopher Nolan's $150 million film "Dunkirk" may be the first that many Americans have heard about "Operation Dynamo," the beachfront rescue in 1940 of 338,000 Allied troops trapped between Hitler's army and the sea. But what most people probably don't realize is that a larger and faster maritime evacuation actually took place here in the States less than 16 years ago.

Opinion: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are failing a moral test

I first heard the silence late Tuesday night, while pecking at my phone, waiting for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to denounce President Donald Trump's latest comments on neo-Nazis after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the death and mayhem that resulted.

Opinion: GOP hurts itself by overreacting

I am no fan of President Donald Trump's reaction to the Charlottesville violence, which left one woman dead and many others injured. I said so Saturday on CNN and then again Tuesday night, after he unraveled Monday's wonderfully crafted statement in his press conference and reverted to his earlier misbegotten remarks.


U.S. dollar stores stand their ground in escalating retail price war

U.S. dollar stores have not become collateral damage, as feared, in a price war among big retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Kroger Co , which has pushed down prices of key items such as eggs and laundry detergent.


US dollar stores stand their ground in escalating retail price war

Aug 18 - U.S. dollar stores have not become collateral damage, as feared, in a price war among big retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Kroger Co, which has pushed down prices of key items such as eggs and laundry detergent.


UPDATE 1-India's IndiGo grounds eight planes amid reports of engine problems

* Engine issues cause groundings, flight cancellations - media


BRIEF-India's Indigo says 8 Neo planes grounded

* Eight Neo planes grounded; schedule for July, August, September planned in June Further company coverage: (Reporting by Nidhi Verma)


Indian airline IndiGo grounds 13 planes after engine issues - TV channels

NEW DELHI, Aug 18 (Reuters) - India's biggest airline, IndiGo, has been forced to ground 13 planes and cancel 84 flights because of issues with its Pratt and Whitney made engines on its Airbus A320 neo aircraft, Indian TV channels reported on Friday.

Opinion: What the white supremacist view of history leaves out

Charlottesville is where I learned what history is and isn't, and who I wanted to become. I posed for graduation and wedding photos in the shadow of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, elated to be starting a new life pursuing further post-graduate study and building a family. It's a campus and a town that will always feel a bit like home to me.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Southwest Rises as 2018 Senate Battleground

As the region’s politics evolve, and as Republicans wrestle with internal divisions under President Trump, Democrats see a chance to pick up seats in Arizona and Nevada.

Cupp: Wow, does Trump have an awful opinion of his own voters

Criticized by conservatives and liberals, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and virtually everyone in between, President Donald Trump is finding few defenders of his own renewed defense of white nationalist protesters who turned violent on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Opinion: Trump, come to Europe and see what the Nazis did

President Donald Trump's combative defense of far-right protesters packs a nausea-inducing punch when you listen to it in Europe -- in territories that were occupied and ruled by a fascist regime. Territories that were liberated only when free people -- including Americans -- fought the Nazis forcefully and violently.

Opinion: America, with Trump we're on our own

America -- why are you surprised? The Donald Trump who on Saturday and again on Tuesday drew an equivalency between the "very fine people" (his words) among those protesting with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, and those that opposed this event as an affront to America's foundations is the same Donald Trump millions of people supported and the electoral college put in the White House.

Opinion: What threatens Trump's fragile masculinity

All our hearts -- and most of America's news crews -- have been in Charlottesville, Virginia this week. It's hard to quite fathom the darkness that comes from seeing neo-Nazis marching in a college town, a counterprotester brutally killed and the US President blaming "many sides" for bigotry and violence.

Opinion: Trump, Joe Arpaio is not above the law

One step forward, two steps back? On Monday, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump denounced "criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans." In a press briefing from the White House, Trump said that "racism is evil."

Opinion: ESPN needs a lesson in racial awareness

On Monday, ESPN hosted a fantasy football draft segment that was reminiscent of a pre-civil war slave auction, a display that lacked racial sensitivity and awareness, writes Jeff Pearlman perl.


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.

Opinion: What Russia's military exercises really mean

In Russia and neighboring Belarus, preparations are underway for Zapad -- a major military exercise to be held in September.


London's Holborn underground station closed in fire alert

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Holborn underground train station was closed on Tuesday as the emergency services responded to a fire alert and reports of smoke, the transport operator said.

Opinion: Trump repeating Obama's mistake

Following the disgraceful hate rally organized by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, American leaders were unrelenting in their rebuke.


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.

Opinion: Global disbelief over Trump's rebuke

The images of mayhem in Charlottesville led the main national newscast on Sunday night in the Netherlands -- a country that, like much of Europe and the rest of the world, has a keen interest in what goes on in the United States.

Opinion: Charlottesville spotlights Trump's toxic failure to lead

The roiling spectacle of racial violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday leaving three people dead -- one killed when a car plowed into a crowd and two Virginia State Police officers who died in a helicopter crash -- represents the culmination of naked appeals by an American president and a major political party to the most shameful aspects of our nation's history.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders Suspends Migrant Rescue Patrols Off Libyan Coast

The aid group said threats from Libyan Coast Guard vessels posed a risk to the crew of its rescue ship.


Oregon coastal city at 'double ground zero' braced for eclipse

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon's Depoe Bay is preparing for the first total eclipse to traverse the continental United States in a century as if a natural disaster was bearing down on the small coastal city.

Opinion: Don't battle over breastfeeding in war zones

Doctors and humanitarians on the ground in war-torn countries should have more say in global breastfeeding policies, writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

Opinion: Brutal talk is exactly what North Korea needs to hear

The North Korea crisis is deadly serious and President Donald Trump is pursuing a dangerous path, escalating tensions with his "fire and fury" and "locked and loaded" comments. His unpredictable behavior is being met with predictable criticism from the left.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters

Marines Order Brief Groundings and Safety Reviews

The 24-hour operational resets come after two accidents in recent weeks that killed 16 service members and left three missing and presumed dead.

Marines ground all aircraft

The commandant of the US Marine Corps announced a 24-hour operational pause for all of the branch's aircraft Friday, a move that comes after the Marines suffered two deadly crashes in recent weeks.


Should older doctors be examined, tested or forced to retire?

(Reuters Health) - At 81, Dr. Frank Stockdale continues to see breast cancer patients and believes he offers them the wisdom and knowledge from his more than 50 years of oncology practice.

Opinion: The thing 'SNL' does to Trump

Trump's "locked and loaded" standoff with North Korea has Americans in high anxiety, hair-pulling among White House officials may be stalling his agenda, Robert Mueller's Russia campaign-interference probe appears to be heating up with the recent FBI raid of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Trump faces the lowest-ever approval ratings for a president at this time in his first term.

Opinion: In UK, it's no beef in our money please, we're British

In the end, perhaps fittingly, it was a question of money.

Opinion: Obama was not weak on missile defense

On Thursday, President Donald Trump told reporters that, despite the threat from North Korea, "The people of this country should be very comfortable. The people of our country are safe."

Opinion: Taylor Swift's blunt message to men

Upon leaving CNN studios in New York around lunchtime Wednesday after a busy few days providing on-air commentary on White House stories, I found myself walking behind a professionally attired young woman on 57th Street.


London underground train station closed after 'customer incident'

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Bond Street underground train station was closed on Thursday after what the transport operator called a "customer incident".


In Washington, a Truly Underground Arts Scene

Dupont Underground, in a long-vacant former trolley tunnel, is part of a wave of spaces where local artists can showcase their work in the capital.


Toshiba's auditor gives "adverse opinion" on governance -filing

TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's auditor gave an "adverse opinion" on the company's internal controls in an annual report filed on Thursday, showing the Japanese industrial conglomerate has a way to go before regaining the market's trust following a 2015 accounting scandal.


Bill Murray Attends ‘Groundhog Day’ Again, and It Feels Like ... Well, You Know

Bill Murray took in the musical “Groundhog Day” for the second night in a row. This time, he went alone.

Sleep 50 feet above the ground in trees

Some of the world's last unexplored places are in the tops of our tree canopies. Professional tree climber Tim Kovar shows us how to get up there. Meet more expert guides for your offbeat adventures.

Opinion: Saddam Hussein's lesson for Trump

It was January 6, 1991. A group of US soldiers and I were listening on BBC as Saddam Hussein gave a speech to the Iraqi army. It was on a static-filled radio in our squadron's operation center in the middle of the desert, and we all knew we were about to go to war. The British interpreter paused with confusion as he tried to understand the phrase, and then he translated Saddam's idiomatic threat as best he could: "Iraqi soldiers, the battle in which you are locked today is the mother of all battles. ... Our rendezvous with victory is very near."

Opinion: Mistimed war on WH adviser

The world is becoming a much more dangerous place.

Opinion: Natanyahu's political crisis

In Israeli politics, the old saying goes, you can be dead or dead and buried. There are rarely second acts. But then there is Benjamin Netanyahu -- a man who has survived defeat, scandal and now, in his fourth term, stands to become the longest-serving Israeli Prime Minister in Israel's short history. In doing so he would surpass the towering figure of David Ben-Gurion.


Underground safe haven keeps drug users off street, may save lives

Reuters Health - While policymakers continue to block supervised injection sites in the U.S., a nonprofit secretly opened an unlicensed five-booth facility where visitors shoot up heroin and other drugs under the watchful eye of trained staff.

Opinion: 12 things Trump should know about North Korea

The escalating verbal exchange between the erratic, unpredictable and verbally excessive North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and the erratic, unpredictable and verbally excessive US President Donald Trump is bringing the Korean peninsula deeper into a crisis the Trump administration appears to have no real strategy to solve.

Opinion: Trump's fiery rhetoric plays into Kim's hands

Today, President Trump promised North Korea a "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continues to threaten the United States. His remark came on the heels of a news article that cited an intelligence assessment claiming Pyongyang had successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead. Miniaturization is a critical step toward being able to mount such a device onto a missile -- so, if the report is true, it's certainly worthy of due concern by those charged with our national defense.

Murray, Bill

Bill Murray Relives a Role, Seeing Broadway’s ‘Groundhog Day’

Mr. Murray attended the musical for the first time on Tuesday night.

Opinion: Obama shows Trump how to be presidential

A decade after vicious election-related violence in Kenya left more than 1,000 dead and the country in shock, Kenyans were voting Tuesday in a hotly contested presidential election. Trust -- in politicians, in the integrity of the political system -- remains low. Fear -- that the vote will be compromised, that unscrupulous leaders will inflame the public -- runs high.


Exclusive: Toshiba auditor to split opinion on finances, governance - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - The auditor for Toshiba Corp is likely to sign off on the conglomerate's annual results while giving a thumbs down on the group's corporate governance during a series of crises, people with direct knowledge of the discussions said on Tuesday.


Toshiba auditor to split opinion on finances, governance: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - The auditor for Toshiba Corp is likely to sign off on the conglomerate's annual results while giving a thumbs down on the corporate governance behind a series of crises for the group, people with direct knowledge of the discussions said on Tuesday. PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC will give a "qualified opinion" endorsing Toshiba's finances in the financial statement for the year ended in March, the two sources told Reuters. That will end a limbo in which the auditor withhe

Opinion: Outrage over Google memo goes too far

Over the weekend, a Google employee wrote what has been described as a 10-page "manifesto against diversity." Boiling down 10 pages into a short column, and then commenting on it, is impossible.

Opinion: Asian-Americans risk being shortsighted on affirmative action

A vocal minority of Asian-Americans are collaborating with white conservative advocates to tear down affirmative action, perceiving it as a hindrance to greater Asian-American admission into colleges. And they're being recruited as the plaintiffs of choice for conservative lawsuits against elite educational institutions like Harvard.


BRIEF-Toshiba auditor in talks towards signing off on last FY results by issuing 'opinion with qualification' - Jiji

* Toshiba auditor in talks towards signing off on last FY results by issuing 'opinion with qualification' - Jiji Press Further coverage: (Reporting By Chris Gallagher)

Opinion: Mueller's probe is going too far

Last month, when President Donald Trump was asked by The New York Times if special counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a line if he started investigating the finances of Trump and his family, the President said, "I think that's a violation. Look, this is about Russia."


Tehran’s Turn | Part 2: Iran Gains Ground in Afghanistan as U.S. Presence Wanes

Tehran’s accelerating campaign to exert influence threatens to undo 16 years and half a trillion dollars’ worth of American efforts to forge a stable democratic Afghan government.

Opinion: Loaded word of the week -- 'Cosmopolitan'

When I was a child, we had a next-door neighbor, an elderly woman. She spoke only to my mother, who was blonde, green-eyed and Scottish. When my dark-skinned father (who was from the Middle East, but often taken for Indian or Hispanic) would cross her path, she would stare stonily into the distance. It was awkward.

Opinion: What's behind NAACP travel warning for Missouri

Missouri may be the borderline reality, the psychic edge, emblematic of the deeply divided American mind itself.


U.S. gun background checks in July fell most since 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Background checks related to U.S. firearm purchases suffered their deepest quarterly decline in over three years in July, suggesting a sales slump despite price discounts aimed at improving customer demand following President Donald Trump's election.


Afghan forces gain ground from Taliban in pattern of territory changing hands

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces retook a district center in the eastern province of Paktia on Friday, following a sequence of fighting with Taliban insurgents that has seen control over a series of strongpoints change hands in recent days.

Appointments and Executive Changes

Even After the Glass Ceiling Yields, Female Executives Find Shaky Ground

Sheri McCoy of Avon is the third prominent female chief executive to head toward the exit since June, making 2017 anything but the breakout era it was expected to be.

Opinion: If you're following this investigation, you need a scorecard

We are a long way from having a complete understanding of the facts in the Russia investigation. We also do not know what possible crimes, if any, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation may uncover. But, as in baseball, where a scorecard is needed to keep track of the game, having an understanding of the crimes that might be in play as the evidence unfolds should help in navigating the issues that may lie ahead.

Opinion: Why white grievance remains Trump's fallback

Conservatives busy defending the Trump administration's plans to reform the immigration system and delve into affirmative action policy need to understand something that simply won't change during the Trump era: Everything the administration proposes that even hints at race or ethnicity will receive heightened, and sometimes even unfair, scrutiny.

Opinion: Spare us the shock on Scaramucci

It was in the final years of the 1990s that British columnist David Aaronovitch experienced that inevitable moment that befalls all parents of small children. Watching a news program on the unprecedented spectacle of an American president facing impeachment over his lies about liaisons with a White House intern, he heard the presenter utter the phrase, "oral sex in the vestibule." Turning nervously to his adolescent daughter by his side, Aaronovitch felt an unexpected mixture of surprise and relief when he was met with the question, "Daddy, what's a vestibule?"

Opinion: American dream under siege

All too often, "A dream deferred is a dream denied." Langston Hughes challenged us with this reality through his poem, "Harlem," more than 60 years ago. Poets can speak truth in a time of struggle. Poets also can be prophets in verse.

Opinion: Trump is stacking the deck against himself

President Trump is a defense lawyer's worst nightmare -- and a dream defendant for special counsel Robert Mueller. Revelations the President may have personally dictated a misleading statement given to The New York Times about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer is the latest example why.

Opinion: US options on N. Korea bad and worse

So, it has finally happened.

Opinion: Why Scaramucci had to go

Donald Trump has had three communications directors since May. If the President's goal was to communicate utter chaos, it's working. Our only hope now is that the chaos is coming to an end.

Opinion: Trump on police brutality: Har har

When I was a New York Police Department cop in East Flatbush in 2000, I once rushed into an apartment building with fellow officers on a call of an assault. We found a boy in the hallway under attack. He was crying, and bleeding from stab wounds inflicted by his mother's boyfriend. The boy ran into my arms. Our sergeant confronted his attacker. He could have shot the man. Instead, he fought him into submission.

Doctors facing charges for patient overdoses

Opinion: Title VII needs a definition of sex

Jeff Sessions' Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in a case before a federal appeals court, taking the position that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit employment "discrimination based on sexual orientation."

Opinion: Trump's reality show is a travesty

President Donald Trump has finally done it. He has turned his administration into a B-level reality show. A cross between "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Jersey Shore," the characters in this White House drama even have theatrical nicknames like "Mad Dog," or Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and "The Mooch," referencing Anthony Scaramucci, the newest director of communications.

Opinion: Bezos has the right idea

"Philanthropy," Oscar Wilde once wrote, "seems to have become simply the refuge of people who wish to annoy their fellow-creatures." With a growing number of billionaires and other wealthy people pledging to give away large chunks of their fortunes to rid the world of diseases, illiteracy, poverty, global warming and much else, the rest of us are apt to be in for a good deal more bother in the future. However well-intentioned, their efforts usually require the objects of their concerns to change behavior in ways that often wind up doing little to solve the vast problems they are trying to address.

Opinion: Why Trump has an opportunity in Kelly

In retired Marine General John F. Kelly, the President just got himself a no-kidding, bona fide, straight-shooting, full-tilt leader as a chief of staff.

Opinion: Health care defeat confirms Trump has lost Round One

As Congress lurches towards its August recess, Donald Trump's White House is coming up short.

Opinion: The rise of the Mooch and the military guy

One of the jaw-dropping quotes that White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci recently gave the media was directed at press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.


Doctors frustrated that electronic records steal time from patients

(Reuters Health) - Dr. Rebekah Gardner has to make a choice each time she sees a patient in her Rhode Island office: she can scroll computer screens and click boxes, or she can focus on the patient and take home the computer work.

Opinion: A complete failure of Trump's leadership

In the end, nothing was more damaging to the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare than President Donald Trump himself. His performance in handling the first major legislative initiative of his administration was a complete failure of leadership. Had this been an episode of "The Apprentice," someone would be sitting around the boardroom table telling the commander in chief, "You're fired!"

Marines ground KC-130Ts after deadly crash

The Marine Corps has grounded its KC-130T aircraft following a crash that killed 15 Marines and one sailor in Mississippi.

Opinion: Dems can still win working class without Obamacare

The latest, last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to overturn the Affordable Care Act -- the so-called "skinny repeal" -- gives Democrats a golden opportunity to begin redefining their party as a reliable champion of the bread-and-butter economic issues that working-class voters care about.

Opinion: Trump's tweets are an affront to the military

There is a lot to dislike about President Donald Trump's decision this morning to reinstate the ban on transgender service.

Opinion: If Trump offers you a job, don't take it

Flynn, Sessions, and Spicer ran into a high-pressure salesman with an apex predator's eye for weakness and an instinct for exploiting it, writes Michael D'Antonio

Opinion: Why Breitbart hasn't gone to war for Sessions

For years, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been cast by Breitbart News (and one of its most visible writers, Matt Boyle) as a conservative hero.

Underground construction at Chinese base

New satellite imagery of China's first overseas military base reveal it to be bigger and more secure than previously thought.

Opinion: A vote for blind party loyalty

Julian Zelizer says none of the basic problems facing the health care bill have been solved, but wary Republicans caved to their leaders on the procedural vote

Opinion: Trump taught Scouts wrong lessons

In my neighborhood in the 1960's, all my friends were Scouts. Mostly because it was fun -- weekend camping trips, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, telling stories, laughing and singing songs around a campfire and learning new skills that resulted in earning merit badges.


Doctors view technology as largely problematic

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Health) - When an endurance runner with a history of heart failure felt under the weather, he brought his activity tracker data from a workout to his cardiologist.


ArcelorMittal says French pollution allegations are groundless

(Reuters) - The world's largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal, said on Tuesday that its internal investigation had found allegations of illicit dumping of acid waste from a French plant were groundless.


Montana blaze rages as California crews gain ground on wildfire

(Reuters) - The biggest U.S. wildfire torched buildings and parched grassland forcing evacuations in eastern Montana while California firefighters gained ground on a massive blaze near Yosemite National Park on Monday, authorities said.


Florida to Pay Legal Fees in Case That Kept Doctors From Discussing Guns

A group of doctors in Florida sued over a 2011 state law that restricted medical providers from discussing guns and firearm safety with patients.


Ebbing risk appetite grounds Asian stocks, dollar sulks as euro strengthens

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after recent strong gains, while the euro's near-two-year high on the European Central Bank's seeming lack of concern about its strength left the dollar languishing near a 13-month low.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Ebbing risk appetite grounds Asian stocks, dollar sulks as euro strengthens

* Seeming lack of ECB concern over euro strength extends gains

Opinion: What's the real story on Trump and Russia?

The news about President Donald Trump and Russia just keeps on coming. After the President had to deal with the fallout from his son's controversial June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, we keep learning that there were more and more people in the room. The meeting is beginning to feel like a clown car -- one more person keeps jumping out just when you think the vehicle is empty.

Opinion: Singer's death may help male sex abuse victims speak up

Many fans are shocked and heartbroken over the loss this week of Chester Bennington, the fierce lead singer for the rock band Linkin Park. Police say they are treating his death as a possible suicide, which would make the pain even harder to bear.


Firefighters gain ground on Central California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire in central California was contained enough on Saturday for authorities to consider allowing more people back to their houses, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for a gold rush era town that was previously threatened.


Roche's Tecentriq receives positive opinion from EU medicines agency

ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel said on Friday it has recommended Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq as a treatment for advanced bladder and lung cancer, setting the stage for European Commission approval this year.


After Syria sarin attack, doctors train to treat chemical weapons victims

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - Wearing chemical suits and gasmasks, Syrian doctors rush to a house where white smoke wafts over a group of people choking and coughing, some calling out for help.

Opinion: Putin is not the master of control many think he is

The plot seems to thicken on a daily basis in Washington.


Indian musician plays guitar as doctors perform brain surgery

(Reuters) - Musician Abhishek Prasad strummed his guitar throughout his neurosurgery to help doctors zero in on the part of the brain being operated on during the first such procedure in India.


BRIEF-Lexicon collaborator Ipsen receives positive CHMP opinion for Xermelo

* Lexicon collaborator Ipsen receives positive CHMP opinion for Xermelo® (telotristat ethyl) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Opinion: Trump's authoritarian playbook

Just before Donald Trump took office, I argued that our new President would likely follow the "authoritarian playbook," an approach toward governance that privileges executive power and makes the leader's personal goals and needs the focus of his public office. Now, six months later, those predictions have come true.

Opinion: Trump's attempt to strong-arm senators won't work

President Trump's effort to strong-arm Senate Republicans into repealing Obamacare has not been subtle. But it's not likely to succeed.

Opinion: The debt ceiling is dumb and dangerous

Another debt ceiling deadline is approaching this summer and a screw up of cataclysmic proportions from Washington is not out of the question.

The symptoms that led doctors to order more tests for McCain

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, according to doctors directly involved with his care. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the latest.

Sen. John McCain had aggressive brain tumor surgically removed, his doctors say

Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator's care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Opinion: Is President Trump having any fun?

After six months in office, our 45th President seems to be a most unhappy warrior. Yes, Donald Trump's face lights up when they bring big trucks to the White House, and he gets to sit behind the wheel. But for the most part he offers no more than a thumbs up or a few hand claps to indicate enthusiasm, and his eyes reflect the look of a man who would rather be anywhere else but Washington.

Opinion: Trump-Putin talk was reckless

The second discussion in as many days between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 meeting over dinner in Hamburg was bound to give rise to a great deal of speculation.


Belgian doctors pin hope on large brain collection to treat diseases

DUFFEL, Belgium (Reuters) - A psychiatric hospital in Belgium is home to one of the world's largest collections of human brains, which researchers say could hold the key to developing new treatments for diseases such as psychosis, schizophrenia and severe depression.

Opinion: Does Kushner deserve a security clearance?

His apparent memory lapses--particularly on questionable Trump Jr. Russia meeting--make him seem (at best) a fool who should not have clearance, writes Jill Filipovic.

Opinion: Congress, fix health care or face wrath in 2018

Repeal and delay doesn't have quite the same ring to it as repeal and replace, but that appears to be where we are on health care.

Opinion: Britain's secret Brexit weapon

It is 2017. Man has walked on the moon; scientific ingenuity has eradicated smallpox, split the atom and processed the bit. Yet my home country -- the United Kingdom -- still has a royal family.

Marawi (Philippines)

Duterte Seeks to Extend Martial Law in Marawi as Militants Hold Ground

To quell the rebellion in the Philippine city, President Rodrigo Duterte asked lawmakers to allow martial law on the island of Mindanao through the end of the year.

Breastfeeding mom among new Apple emoji

You can say a lot with an emoji -- and you'll soon be able to say even more.

Eyes and Eyesight

27 Contact Lenses Are Found in Woman’s Eye, Doctors Report

A medical team in Britain decided to publicize the case to raise awareness about safe contact lens use.

Opinion: The real problem that Ann Coulter's tweetstorm at Delta exposes

Ann Coulter apparently thinks Delta is the "worst airline in America." Over the weekend and into Monday, she posted a series of angry tweets aimed at Delta Airlines, a flight attendant, and a fellow passenger after being asked to move from a seat with extra legroom that she had "carefully chosen in advance and booked."

Doctors find 27 contacts in woman's eye

A 67-year-old woman scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort, she told her surgeons.

Opinion: Some prominent conservative voices doubt Trump on Russia

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump famously told the world that he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and "shoot somebody" and he wouldn't "lose any voters."

Opinion: Paul Ryan absolutely wrong on Congress's dress code

Professionalism in Washington is under attack, starting from the top. This isn't a start-up, it's Congress, writes Mel Robbins. Dress with decorum.

Opinion: Did Trump lawyer break the law?

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer let loose a verbal barrage of obscenities and threats against an unidentified person who had the temerity to suggest in an email that Marc Kasowitz should resign as the President's personal lawyer.


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

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

Opinion: Can Macron guide Trump to center stage?

The problem with being at the top is that everyone wants to knock you down.


Mexico industry eyes NAFTA changes to find common ground with Trump

MEXICO CITY, July 14 (Reuters) - Mexican industry is exploring revising trade rules to ensure U.S. workers benefit from a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to address head-on U.S. President Donald Trump's biggest beef with the treaty.

Babies and Infants

A Tide of Opioid-Dependent Newborns Forces Doctors to Rethink Treatment

Infants born dependent on opioids are routinely removed from their mothers and sent to big hospitals. But keeping mother and baby together may be the best treatment.

How cadaver dogs found one of the men deep underground

The extensive search for four missing young men on a sprawling property in Pennsylvania has involved about 50 law enforcement investigators, including local and state police and the FBI.

Opinion: The healthcare bill that benefits no one

As President Donald Trump struggles with the fallout from his son's devastating email release, Sen. Mitch McConnell is attempting to salvage this moment in Republican history.


Doctors, nurses among hundreds charged with defrauding U.S. health programs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 400 people, including doctors and nurses, have been charged with defrauding Medicare and other federal healthcare programs of $1.3 billion, with many accused of illegally distributing opioids and other narcotics, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

Opinion: Why the Pope is fighting for Charlie

Why would Pope Francis, the leader of the world's estimated 1.2 billion Catholics, intervene in the case of Charlie Gard, an infant in the UK who suffers from an extremely rare form of mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome? Why has the Pope joined with the child's parents in disagreement with the UK government's decision to forbid Charlie Gard's transfer to the US for an experimental therapy and to order the termination of his life support? British law vests authority in the courts to determine "best interests" of the patient when there is a dispute such as this, making it quite different from the United States.


Toshiba: Not true auditor told co it can't form opinion on annual report

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp on Thursday denied a media report that the company was told by its auditor that it would not provide an opinion, or an endorsement, for its annual report.

Opinion: Donald Jr. almost didn't sign up to be a Trump

Donald Trump Jr. has become a prime target for the House and Senate intelligence committees, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and an army of journalists who are all investigating Russia's efforts to sway the 2016 election in his father's favor.


British war surgeon Nott returns to Gaza to train doctors

GAZA (Reuters) - British war surgeon David Nott was back in the Gaza Strip this week to share with local doctors specialist knowledge he has amassed from working in conflict and disaster zones over the past quarter-century.

Opinion: Republicans can't give Trump team a pass on this one

When Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out the email exchange that led to his meeting with a Russian lawyer about potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton in the summer of 2016, you could hear the silence among fellow Republicans.

Opinion: Is the fall of Mosul the fall of ISIS?

The tidal wave of tens of thousands of "foreign fighters" that once flocked from around the Muslim world and beyond to ISIS' black banners has slowed to a trickle. Estimates cited by The Washington Post suggest that the flow of foreign recruits to ISIS had dropped from a high of 2,000 a month to 50 a month by last fall.


Empathy Lessons: Doctors With Disabilities: Why They’re Important

People with disabilities tend to receive worse medical care. Doctors who share their challenges could help change that.

Opinion: GOP may make health care deal with Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell surprised the White House and many Republicans last week when he floated the idea that his party might end up working with Democrats if they fail to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Liu Xiaobo

Doctors Say Liu Xiaobo, Convicted Nobel Laureate, Can Be Safely Moved Overseas for Cancer Treatment

The doctors’ assessment renewed pressure on China to grant more liberties to Mr. Liu, who is serving an 11-year sentence after being convicted of state subversion.


Foreign doctors say sick Chinese dissident Liu can be taken overseas

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ailing Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo wants to go to either Germany or the United States for treatment and can be moved safely but it needs to happen soon, two foreign doctors who visited him said on Sunday.


Wimbledon's head groundsman defends state of courts

LONDON (Reuters) - The quality of Wimbledon's courts have been criticized by some players but the head groundsman at the All England Club says there are not significantly different to previous years.

Opinion: I saw suffering like I've never seen

Mina Chang: As people protest President Nicolás Maduro, the violence, lack of supplies, medicine, and food in Venezuela has forced mothers to pay for smugglers to take their children.

Opinion: Good day for Trump; great day for Putin

After more than two hours of talks on Friday, Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin appeared to have made progress in bridging some of the issues dividing their countries. But it's far too soon to declare success in ending the hostility that has marked recent US-Russia relations.

Opinion: Trump gave a good speech. Now what?

Standing in Warsaw Square, the site of the famous Polish rebellion against the Nazis during World War II, President Trump delivered one of his most effective speeches.


Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battleground for companies

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - The world's top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied.

US open to Syria no-fly zones, Tillerson says

The US is prepared to work with Russia to establish no-fly zones in Syria in an effort to bring stability to the war-ravaged country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.

New York Today: New York Today: Revisiting Times Square’s ‘Activity Zones’

Thursday: Checking in with the costumed characters, a slain police officer is remembered as a “warrior,” and a call for blackout memories.

Opinion: Trump will feel at home in Eastern Europe

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


BRIEF-Safe acquires two ground net leases in Los Angeles

* Combined $142 million acquisition represents about 60% of equity capital raised in Safe's recent IPO, or 20% when fully leveraged Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Opinion: What goes on in trolls' minds

Here we are today, in Donald Trump's version of "modern day presidential": Random badly behaved men on the Internet suddenly find their juvenile online aliases thrust into the national spotlight, as "HanA**holeSolo" did this week when he conceded he had created the Trump v. CNN meme -- and it was further revealed that he was a regular purveyor of racist and anti-Semitic content on pro-Trump subreddits.


Russia, Turkey, Iran fail to agree on Syria de-escalation zones

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Turkey and Iran failed in talks on Wednesday to finalize an agreement on creating four de-escalation zones in Syria after Ankara raised objections, diplomats said.

Opinion: Trump's best deal with Putin is no deal

With two unpredictable leaders -- Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump -- and their propensity for risk-taking, there's no way to say with certainty what will result from Friday's bilateral summit meeting on the margins of the G-20 economic summit. We're sorely tempted to conclude that the meeting, like the "Seinfeld" episode in which George and Jerry try to sell a TV pilot episode for a show about nothing, will turn out much the same.


Mosul population 'traumatized' by conflict, say MSF doctors

GENEVA (Reuters) - The population of Mosul has endured huge suffering in the war to take the northern Iraqi city back from Islamic State and trauma cases among civilians are sharply rising in the last stages of battle, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday.

China allows foreign doctors to treat paroled Nobel laureate

China has invited Western doctors to visit and treat terminally ill dissident Liu Xiaobo, amid growing international outcry over the government's treatment of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Opinion: What will it take to stop North Korea?

Despite Donald Trump's tweet back in January, it has happened. The missile that North Korea test-launched on Independence Day was an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It could very probably reach Alaska.


Grime spreads beyond London's underground

LONDON (Reuters) - Squeezed in to a small and sweaty East London nightclub at 3 a.m., the Slew Dem Crew spit bars to a raucous audience revelling in the fast growing popularity of Britain's new...


Russia may deploy military in Syrian buffer zones within weeks

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia may deploy its military to police the borders of planned de-escalation zones in Syria within two to three weeks after finalizing an agreement with Turkey and Iran, Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday.

Opinion: China won't bail out Trump on North Korea

When it comes to geopolitical theater, no one can accuse the North Korean leadership of lacking a certain sense of timing. Kim Jong Un may have taken the best part of the last two weeks out of the public eye, but he's made some comeback.


AirAsia flight grounded after apparent bird strike damages engine

(Reuters) - Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X said on Tuesday a flight from Australia to Malaysia was diverted and forced to land in Brisbane because an engine was damaged during take-off by what was thought to be a bird strike.

Opinion: What stops the US from going forward

As Americans celebrate July Fourth, memorializing the birth of the United States almost two and half centuries ago, we should ask what we gain from the study of history.


Florida 'Stand Your Ground' law revisions unconstitutional, judge rules

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida state court judge ruled on Monday that recent changes to the state's "stand your ground" law are unconstitutional, finding that legislators overstepped when making it easier for defendants to argue self-defense to obtain immunity for violent acts.

Opinion: Wrestling beatdown video is no joke

I'm a comedian. I know jokes. President Donald Trump's tweet of a doctored video was no joke. It was dangerously irresponsible. In the video -- defended by Trump's supporters as just good fun -- The President of the United States can be seen punching a person with a label digitally superimposed over his face that reads "CNN."

Opinion: Trump and Putin have a lot to discuss

We need to talk. On that, both the United States and Russia can agree. And the opportunity of the G20 summit in Hamburg this weekend is ideal. It allows anything from a full, formal sit-down meeting to a staged informal encounter in which both sides invest minimal political capital. But don't get your hopes up.

Opinion: Trump is destroying his credibility with the world

When President Donald Trump enters the annual G20 Summit this week, he will begin an important dialogue about a series of pivotal issues ranging from financial regulation to trade and immigration.

Cyberwarfare and Defense

Hackers Find ‘Ideal Testing Ground’ for Attacks: Developing Countries

Often the best way to see if a cyberweapon works is to try it out in a country without the best digital defenses, as recent attacks have indicated.

Opinion: Liberals are reclaiming patriotism

We will remember 2017 as the year patriotism started to acquire a new vitality and force among Democrats -- and the year that the GOP lost control of its narrative. We have President Donald Trump to thank for both of these things.

News and News Media

Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground

The video, seemingly an edited clip from an old appearance on WrestleMania, ends with a restyling of the CNN logo as “FNN: Fraud News Network.”

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Doctors Work Furiously in Bid to Save Victims of Hospital Rampage

The extent of injuries suffered in a shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center became clear on Saturday as doctors scrambled to save the lives of their colleagues.

Opinion: The ugly truth about Trump's voter fraud commission

The request for all 50 states to turn over detailed information on its voter rolls is evidence Trump's voter fraud commission is a sham, writes Joshua Douglas.

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

3 Doctors Shot Inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

The condition of the doctors was not known and the shooter was still at large as of midafternoon, according to a Fire Department official.


Prolonged breastfeeding ups risk of severe dental caries

(Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding at age 2 or older increases a child’s risk of severe dental caries by the time they’re 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say.


Wimbledon groundsman happiest when courts go unnoticed

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon's head groundsman Neil Stubley spends most of his waking hours worrying about the 18 championship lawns under his command in the weeks leading up to the tournament.

Opinion: Children will pay price for health bill

Generosity, kindness and compassion are principles we ought to embrace, both as Americans and as human beings. President Donald Trump has urged Congress to send him a health care bill that reflects these values.

Opinion: Trump's tweets aren't helping to pass health bill

President Donald Trump is undermining his party's ability to succeed. The President, who has squandered five months of united government, has single-handedly made the entire legislative process more difficult for Republicans.


Firefighters gain ground on fierce Arizona wildfire

(Reuters) - Officials hope to reopen a portion of a major roadway and allow more residents to head home on Friday in central Arizona where firefighters have gained significant ground against a fierce, six-day-old wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate.

Long-term breastfeeding leads to more cavities, study says

Children who are breastfed for two years or longer are more likely to have dental cavities, according to a study published Friday in the journal Pediatrics.


Indonesia's gay community driven underground after police raids

JAKARTA (Reuters) - When an angry mob of Islamists threatened to burn down a place hosting a gay and lesbian film festival in Jakarta in 2010, Indonesian police came to protect those staging it.

Opinion: Catholic Church must soul-search

The news that a high-ranking Vatican official has been charged with sexual abuse is a reminder that the church's sex abuse crisis is not over — and that it has potential to affect the entire church, across so-called liberal or conservative lines, even to the top echelons of the church hierarchy.

Opinion: Trump's textbook sexism

When President Trump tapped out a tweet that sought to humiliate MSNBC journalist Mika Brzezinski, he inadvertently gave us another glimpse into his own character, and into the essence of sexism that women have battled across the ages.


Hospitals may not consistently support breastfeeding targets

(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of breastfed newborns in New York State hospitals are also given formula, though there’s wide variation in feeding practices suggesting that differing hospital policies contribute to the problem, researchers say.

Opinion: 7 ways the iPhone has made life worse

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. For hundreds of millions of us, this device -- just 4 ounces when introduced -- has come to dominate our lives. Now we can find seemingly any answer to anything with a few taps of the thumb and forefinger. Everything from dinner to a date is now just a click away, and you can procure both of those while simultaneously talking on a conference call -- and riding the train, of course.

Opinion: Greg Gianforte should not get a free pass

We shouldn't forget about Rep. Greg Gianforte. The newest congressman's guilty plea this month in a Montana court on charges of misdemeanor assault -- resulting in sentence of no jail time -- and his $50,000 donation to a press freedom organization (Gianforte is worth north of $300 million) may satisfy the courts and even the reporter he victimized, but congressional representatives and the American people should not let him off so easily.


London's V&A goes underground for new gallery

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Victoria and Albert Museum has built a vast, underground exhibition space as part of a 55 million pound ($70 million) refurbishment.

Opinion: Obama's weak responses to Trump are troubling

The contrast could not be more extreme: a loud, pushy, anti-intellectual President Donald Trump versus a soft-spoken, recessive, philosophical former president, Barack Obama. The difference has become especially glaring in recent days, with Trump repeatedly breaking the tradition of a new president refraining from dissing his predecessor.

Opinion: How to save $1 trillion and get better care

US health care costs are out of sight, more than $10,000 per person per year, compared with around $5,000 per person in Canada, Germany and France. Obamacare expanded coverage without controlling costs. The Republican plan would ruthlessly and cruelly limit coverage without controlling costs.


Iraqi forces seize more ground in Mosul from Islamic State, PM sees victory soon

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State's de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very soon.


China launches five 'green finance' pilot zones

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has launched five pilot zones to promote "green finance" and help pay for a war on pollution that is expected to cost at least 3 trillion yuan ($440 billion) a year, according to notices published by the central bank on Monday.

Opinion: Ivanka Trump's insult to Americans

Ivanka Trump made an interesting statement to "Fox and Friends" in an interview that aired Monday: She tries "to stay out of politics."

Opinion: Can McConnell do more than obstruct?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing a major test this week. Since revealing the details of the Republican health care plan, McConnell has watched as a number of important senators in his own party announced their concerns or opposition. Some, such as Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, have urged him to postpone the vote based on the assumption that, at this moment, it would not pass the upper chamber where the majority only has a slim 52 seats.

Opinion: Bellinger doesn't know who Seinfeld is and there's nothing wrong with that

Cody Bellinger doesn't know who Jerry Seinfeld is. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Opinion: Trump should follow Obama's Asia rebalance plan

As President Trump prepares to welcome Prime Minister Modi of India and President Moon of South Korea to Washington, he should strongly consider clearly telling both of them that President Obama's Asia rebalance strategy is alive and well.

Opinion: Why the billions in health care subsidies need to stay

It's not every day that hospitals and insurers see eye to eye, but there is one thing we agree on -- the government must continue to help lower the cost of health care that millions of lower-income Americans receive.


BRIEF-Biogen’s Imraldi granted positive opinion by committee for medicinal products for human use

* Biogen’s Imraldi, an adalimumab biosimilar candidate referencing Humira, granted positive opinion by committee for medicinal products for human use


BRIEF-Alexion receives positive CHMP opinion for Soliris in the EU

* Alexion receives positive CHMP opinion for Soliris (eculizumab) for the treatment of patients with refractory Generalized Myasthenia Gravis (GMG) in the European Union

Opinion: Cosby mistrial shows awesome power of jurors

Stories are now trickling out from jurors in Bill Cosby's trial on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, with varying accounts of their deliberations that resulted in a mistrial.


BRIEF-European CHMP adopts positive opinion for Gilead's Vosevi

* European CHMP adopts positive opinion for Gilead's Vosevi (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir) for the treatment of all chronic Hepatitis C genotypes


Damascus won't let 'enemies' benefit from de-escalation zones-minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government will not allow its enemies to benefit from the creation of de-escalation zones in western Syria, the Syrian deputy foreign minister has said, ahead of international talks on the zones scheduled for early July in Kazakhstan.

Opinion: America through the looking glass

As the Mad Hatter of the White House tweeted his response to Congress's questions on Thursday about the existence of audiotapes related to James B. Comey's firing as FBI director, he stayed true to character. "I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings," President Trump announced. But he also added that "with all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea..."

Opinion: Here's why it's likely Trump can't fire Mueller

There has been much talk about whether President Donald Trump is considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In my view, this is just talk -- not so much because the President might not want to fire him, but because the rules governing the hiring and firing of the special counsel would make it very difficult for him to do so without triggering a congressional inquiry into whether he abused the power of his office.


Macron brings corporate background to cabinet shake-up

PARIS (Reuters) - When President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his cabinet after four ministers with judicial probes hanging over them said they were quitting, he snubbed well-known heavyweights to fill the posts.


U.S. banks look to rebuild European football from the ground up

LONDON (Reuters/IFR) - U.S. banks that have carved out a lucrative niche financing the construction and renovation of sports stadia are making a push into Europe, signing a major deal with English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur last month.

Rap and Hip-Hop

The Rowdy World of Rap’s New Underground

The lo-fi rap that thrives on SoundCloud teems with unruly energy. Can it survive the mainstream?

Opinion: Kushner's impossible task is the easy part

Jared Kushner's visit to Israel this week reflects an unexpected development in current Middle East politics.

Opinion: Men in shorts, unite

Earlier this week, a man in the UK was sent home from work for wearing shorts -- a breach of company rules, despite the heat of summer. But rather than give in to outmoded, suffocating standards of traditional dress codes, Joey Barge had an idea: Wear a dress.


Mother's heart health tied to breastfeeding

(Reuters Health) - A woman's risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life may be influenced by how long she breastfed her children, according to a new study from China.

Why are we so afraid of teenagers' opinions?

Why are we so afraid of teenagers' opinions?