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Justin Timberlake Will Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Timberlake previously performed during the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII with Janet Jackson.


Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

(Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a "wardrobe malfunction" overshadowed his last gig at the championship game, the NFL said on Sunday.


Protesters in Malta Denounce Failure to Protect Killed Journalist

Thousands of demonstrators sent a message of support for free speech and disgust with Malta’s political elite after the car-bomb killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia.


Protesters call for justice after Maltese journalist's killing

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Maltese called for justice on Sunday in a protest held by a group of non-governmental organizations after a journalist was killed last Monday.

Japanese PM on track for landslide election victory, exit polls show

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears on course to win a decisive third term and to become the country's longest-serving leader, exit polls show.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Ex-Presidents and Trump Show Unity at Hurricane Benefit Concert

The concert is part of a fund-raising campaign, One America Appeal, aimed at assisting hurricane recovery efforts.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre.

The shots began at 10:05. Twelve bursts of gunfire later, police broke down Stephen Paddock’s door at the Mandalay Bay. Using forensic analysis, The Times mapped 30 videos that show a vivid picture of what happened that night.

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.

Police: 3 men made Nazi salutes, shot at protesters after Richard Spencer event

Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.

Rumors and Misinformation

Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection.

Kelly erroneously claimed Wilson took credit for building funding, video shows

White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly on Thursday erroneously claimed that Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, claimed credit for securing "$20 million" in federal funding to build a new FBI field office in Miami in 2015, according to a video of the event posted Friday by the Sun Sentinel.

The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"


Tennis: Hopeful Eight seek starring role in Singapore showdown

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a high note when round-robin play starts on Sunday without a clear favorite for the title.


Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.

Fashion and Apparel

‘Dear Helene: Could You Not Wear Beachwear on Sunday A.M. Talk Shows?’

The time our Pentagon correspondent’s mail was about a different sort of “arms” control.


Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system

TORONTO (Reuters) - Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.


Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white nationalist, saying his white supremacy message had no place on the campus that was filled with police and barricades to guard against unrest.


China economy shows solid momentum as party meets, but property curbs bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth looked set to accelerate for the first time in seven years this year, after hardly skipping a beat in the third quarter, but efforts to cut risks in property and debt are beginning to weigh on parts of the world's second-largest economy.


Could the 1987 stock market crash happen again?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - On the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, U.S. stocks are at a record high and investors are concerned that steep valuations may mean a correction is overdue, despite healthy corporate earnings and economic growth.


Asia stocks shed gains after data shows slower China growth

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks shed early gains on Thursday, pulling back from decade highs, with Chinese equities leading the way lower after data showed growth in the world's second largest economy slowed slightly in the third quarter.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks shed gains after data shows slower China growth

* China Q3 GDP growth slows slightly to 6.8 pct vs 6.9 pct in Q2

Video showed driver being beaten at traffic stop; officer fired

A police officer in a Cleveland suburb seen on video repeatedly punching a black motorist during a traffic stop in August has been fired.

Chelsea Handler leaving her talk show

Chelsea Handler is saying farewell to her self-titled talk show on Netflix to dive deeper into what she feels is her next chapter -- activism.

Politics and Government

Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ksenia Sobchak, a TV journalist who has long paraded her glamorous life on social media, says she will be the voice of Russians without one.


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.”

Trump's tweets lead to bad news coverage, study shows


Bus failed to stop at red light in deadly NYC crash in Sept.: NTSB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday a tour bus involved in a deadly New York crash in September in New York ran a red light when it struck a municipal city bus.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

U.S. Stood by as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

The killings in 1965-66 played to anti-Communist attitudes, and U.S. diplomats mostly stayed silent while tallying the deaths, documents show.


Novartis says ‍revolade shows long-term disease control for chronic/persistent immune thrombocytopenia​

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Wednesday a long term study of ‍its Revolade drug showed good results in treating chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) - a condition where patients' blood does not clot normally.


China's Xi pledges to build 'modern socialist country'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world.


WRAPUP 1-China's Xi pledges to build "modern socialist country"

* Xi opens Communist Party Congress, expected to cement control


Show Us Your Wall: David and Sybil Yurman: Out of Africa — and the Subconscious

From Danish modern furnishings to African masks, a jewelry power couple’s collections are inspired by memories and travels.


NFL meeting kicks off in New York as protesters kneel outside

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger as their two-day autumn meeting began on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.


Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week.


Snap and NBCUniversal launch studio to produce shows for Snapchat

(Reuters) - Snap Inc , parent company of messaging and video app Snapchat, and NBCUniversal launched a joint venture studio on Tuesday to produce scripted shows and other genres to air on Snapchat.


U.S. safety board criticizes FAA, pilot on deadly U.S. balloon crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety board on Tuesday faulted U.S. aviation regulators and the pilot in the July 2016 Texas balloon crash that killed 16 people, the deadliest U.S. aviation accident in more than seven years.

Eerie video shows Raqqa execution spot

This exclusive drone footage shows empty streets and destroyed buildings in Raqqa, a city on the brink of being liberated from ISIS.

Classical Music

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.


BRIEF-Social Reality to pursue strategic alternatives for SRAXmd healthcare business

* Social Reality, Inc. To pursue strategic alternatives for SRAXmd healthcare business

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Kicks Off a Week of Shows in Brooklyn

Mr. Kimmel was joined by Paul Shaffer, Amy Schumer and other prominent guests on his first broadcast of the week from his hometown.


BRIEF-Astrazeneca says co and Chi-med's Savolitinib shows encouraging clinical activity

* Astrazeneca and Chi-med’s Savolitinib shows encouraging clinical activity in 2nd-line EGFR mutation-positive lung cancer with met-amplification

President's approval rating for how he handled hurricanes dropped 20% after Maria hit, poll shows

President Donald Trump's approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.


Netflix subscriber adds beat estimates as original shows lure viewers

(Reuters) - Video-streaming pioneer Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected in the third quarter as original shows such as the latest season of "Narcos" helped attract more viewers.


Trump, McConnell show Republican unity at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell tried to move past the tensions that followed the collapse of the healthcare reform effort on Monday with a show of unity that focused on tax reform and other items on the Republican agenda.


The Chef: Edward Lee Takes His Show to Washington

The Brooklyn-born chef, well established in Louisville and on TV, brings his Asian-infused Southern cooking to a new audience.


U.S. nursing home chain faces landlord showdown over default

CHICAGO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The fate of one of the largest U.S. nursing home operators, HCR ManorCare, will reach a critical court deadline on Thursday in a battle over months of unpaid rent, a growing problem in an industry where eviction would put thousands of elderly out on the street.


#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

LONDON (Reuters) - Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook.

Busch, Charles

When They Met: In a Bygone New York, John Epperson Invited Charles Busch to a Show

The two old friends — and one-time frenemies — both became famous wearing women’s clothing. But don’t call them “drag queens.”


Credit card data shows delinquencies rose in Sept

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Credit card delinquency rose for the third straight month in September, data from JPMorgan Chase & Co and card issuer Discover Financial Services suggested on Monday.


Philippine survey shows big support for Duterte's drugs war

MANILA (Reuters) - Nearly nine out of 10 Filipinos support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, and almost three quarters believe extrajudicial killings are taking place in the bloody crackdown, an opinion poll showed on Monday.


India's Flipkart in talks to buy stake in BookMyShow - Economic Times

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is in talks for a partnership with online ticketing platform BookMyShow in a bid to build out its services and transaction offering, the Economic Times newspaper reported.


Venezuela socialists win regional vote, opposition sees fraud

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of governorships in Sunday's regional election, according to official results, drawing fraud suspicions from the opposition whom polls had shown was poised for a big win.


Venezuela socialists win most governorships in vote: electoral body

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's electoral body said the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro took a majority of governorships in Sunday's regional election, sparking accusations of fraud from the opposition.

Social Media

Mediator: As the World Tweets, Social-Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped

We’re giving away a lot more information than we’re getting from Mark Zuckerberg and his friends.


Social Democrats overtake far right in Austrian vote: projection

VIENNA (Reuters) - Chancellor Christian Kern's Social Democrats have overtaken the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) for second place behind the conservative People's Party in Austria's parliamentary election, an updated SORA projection for broadcaster ORF found.


RPT-Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.


Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.


French army charter plane crashes in Ivory Coast, four Moldovans killed

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Four Moldovan citizens were killed and two others were injured when a cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the sea near the airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, on Saturday, Ivorian and French officials said.


At least four killed in plane crash in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, a Reuters witness said.

Dramatic video shows deputies surrounded by flames

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office released bodycam video of deputies driving through wildfires in Northern California and rescuing a local resident.


Despite deaths, German military eyes recruitment bump from new reality show

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German military, buoyed by 45 million views of its previous social media reality show "The Recruits", is to launch a new show on Monday that shows the lives of eight soldiers serving in U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali.


U.S. Congress tangles with Facebook, other social media firms over Russia probe

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Despite public promises of cooperation from Facebook and other social media companies, congressional investigators are battling over how much data the companies should hand over to them on Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Social Media

Social Media Guidelines for The Times Newsroom

Social media plays a vital role in our journalism. But we also need to make sure that we are engaging responsibly.


Social media firms summoned to U.S. Congressional hearings on Russia

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said.


Kenya police use teargas to disperse opposition protesters in three cities

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police used teargas on Friday to disperse protesters in the country's three main cities, Reuters witnesses said, as a standoff between the government and opposition leaders over a planned repeat presidential election continued.


New poll shows Philippine president still hugely popular

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte retained a high public approval rating in an opinion poll released on Friday, a stark contrast to a different survey earlier this week that showed a sharp decline in trust and satisfaction in the maverick leader.


Former friend Malaysia halts all imports from North Korea, data shows

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programs.

Secret Service paid Mar-a-Lago at least $63,000, documents show

Journalists face a new social media dilemma

Documentary Films and Programs

Review: Reliving Delicious Terror in ‘78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene’

A documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe finds plenty to examine in one of the most memorable scenes in American film.


Spaniards use national holiday to show unity amid Catalan crisis

MADRID (Reuters) - Spaniards began lining the streets of Madrid on Thursday and national flags hung from balconies across the capital as unionists used a holiday military parade to show unity in the face of moves by Catalonia to declare independence.


Protesters sentenced to jail in French 'Kung Fu cop' trial

PARIS (Reuters) - Youths who torched a police car and attacked the car driver with an iron bar as he fled the flames were sentenced to up to seven years in jail by a French court on Wednesday.


Eminem rebukes 'racist' Donald Trump in awards show rap

(Reuters) - Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards.


Critic’s Notebook: The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment

Hands-only videos have taken over social media, turning the disembodied hand into a symbol of artisanal craftsmanship and entrepreneurial zeal.


U.S. Helicopter Crashes on Okinawa, Adding to Safety Concerns

Residents of the area have been protesting the placement of landing pads near civilians.


Iran president defends Guards in show of unity anticipating Trump

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's moderate president gave a full-throated defense of his one-time rivals in the Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, as the country's pragmatist and hardline factions rallied together in the face of threats from Donald Trump.

Before and after images show devastation of California wildfires

As many as a dozen wildfires have claimed lives and consumed thousands of acres across California, destroying homes and businesses.

Catalan crisis shows that Spain is broken

As Catalan Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont rose to speak about his region's vote in the referendum to secede from Spain, few knew what he planned to say.


Prosecutors still pursuing charges against driver in Philly Amtrak crash

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's attorney general is still pursuing criminal charges against the driver of a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia in 2015, appealing a judge's decision last month to throw out the charges.


Tests showing low egg reserves not linked to infertility

(Reuters Health) - Lab tests showing that women have low reserves of eggs in their ovaries may not necessarily mean they will struggle to get pregnant, a U.S. study suggests.

New York bartender steals the show on 'Jeopardy!'

'Jeopardy!' champion Austin Rogers has become a viral sensation because of his performance on the show.


Iran hardliners, pragmatists show unity in response to Trump

LONDON (Reuters) - A tough line from President Donald Trump has been met by a show of unity from both sides of Iran's political divide, uniting hardliners who cast the United States as an implacable enemy with pragmatists who seek rapprochement with the West.


Camera shows Vietnamese suspect's 'aggressive' attack on Kim Jong Nam: police

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader was captured on camera making an "aggressive" attack on him, two days after a similar act on another person, a police investigator told a Malaysian court on Tuesday.

Immigration and Emigration

Editorial: On Immigration, Mr. Trump Shows Congress It’s on Its Own

Republicans need to act to craft a bill shielding young immigrants, since the president has proved he can’t be trusted.

Video shows mayhem as bus flips on highway

Watch what happens inside this bus after it gets hit by a car and rolls over in Zhuzhou City in central China.

First Ladies (US)

‘Trump White House’ Reality Show Recap: An Ex-Wife Claims First Lady Title

Melania Trump’s East Wing lashed out at President Trump’s first wife, Ivana, on Monday for jokingly referring to herself as first lady.


Seeking to relaunch social agenda, UK's May to address racial disparity

LONDON (Reuters) - Ethnic minorities in Britain have a lower employment rate than white people and are under-represented in senior public sector jobs, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, releasing the findings of a government audit on racial disparity.

Radio host Delilah taking a leave from her show following son's suicide

Popular syndicated-radio host Delilah Rene will temporarily stop doing her show in the wake of her son's suicide.

NFL coach resigns after video shows him snorting white substance

Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster has quit his position after a video was released on social media showing him snorting a white powdery substance.

Lawyer claims docs show '16 meeting wasn't on Clinton

An attorney for the Russian billionaire who allegedly pushed for the June 2016 meeting between senior members of Trump's team and a Russian lawyer says he has documents showing the meeting wasn't really about dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Kim Yo-jong

Kim Jong-un of North Korea, in Rare Show of Confidence, Promotes His Sister

The sister, Kim Yo-jong, who is the only one of Mr. Kim’s siblings active in his government, was made an alternate member of the Politburo.


Dove faces PR disaster over ad that showed black woman turning white

LONDON (Reuters) - A social media outcry over an advertisement for Dove body wash which showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman has escalated into a public relations disaster for the Unilever brand.

Bodycam footage shows Utah police shoot man as he runs away

The Salt Lake City Police Department is the latest US police department to come under scrutiny after bodycam footage shows an officer shooting and killing a man, even as the man appeared to be running away.


Bombardier's new Global 7000 makes trade show debut

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc's largest business jet is making its debut on Sunday in Las Vegas, giving a glimpse of the ultra long-range plane the Canadian company is counting on for growth at a time of sluggish industry sales and as it fights a trade battle over a separate jet.


Police release London museum crash driver as enquiries continue

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Sunday a man arrested after a car collided with pedestrians in London, injuring 11, had been released under investigation while enquires continued.


Eleven injured in car crash near London museum, terrorism ruled out

LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven people were injured on Saturday when a car collided with pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum, in one of the capital's busiest tourist areas, but police doused fears it was a terrorist attack, saying it was a road traffic incident.


Mexico military helicopter crashes in northern state, seven presumed dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican military helicopter crashed on Friday in the northern state of Durango, seriously injuring one military member aboard and likely killing seven others, the defense ministry said in a statement.


Cameroon army helicopters shot separatist protesters: witnesses

DAKAR/BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people, witnesses and rights groups said.

Anderson Cooper's show to honor victims

Anderson Cooper is devoting a full hour Friday night to telling the stories of the 58 people who were killed in the Las Vegas massacre.


Ruthless Nadal sets up semi-final showdown with Dimitrov

(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal produced an assured display to beat big-serving American John Isner 6-4 7-6(0) at the China Open on Friday and set up a semi-final clash with third seed Grigor Dimitrov.

Analysis: Trump treats potential war as reality show cliffhanger

President Donald Trump hosted his top military brass and their spouses for dinner at the White House on Thursday night. The group posed for a photo. Then this exchange with reporters happened:


Social media executives to testify Nov. 1 about Russia and U.S. election

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Executives from Facebook Inc , Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google have been asked to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before a House of Representatives panel on Nov. 1, a congressional aide said on Thursday.


Car crash death rates highest in remotest rural areas

(Reuters Health) - Car crash death rates get increasingly high as population density drops, fueled in part by lower seat belt use in the remotest rural areas, a U.S. study suggests.

On North Korea, past fiascoes show US what not to do


Buyout funds use minority stake sales to show off best assets

LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity funds are increasingly selling minority stakes in investments to pension and sovereign wealth funds as they strive to deliver returns for investors while holding...


UPDATE 1-Buyout funds use minority stake sales to show off best assets

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Private equity funds are increasingly selling minority stakes in investments to pension and sovereign wealth funds as they strive to deliver returns for investors while holding onto prized assets in a hotly competitive market for deals.


Old San Juan shows its resilience after Puerto Rico hurricane

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - High atop the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, Jesus Santos applied plaster to the building's damaged facade, all the while belting out operatic love songs that echoed through Old San Juan's eerily empty streets.


Motor racing: Haas waiting for word on Malaysia crash compensation

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says he is waiting to hear from Malaysian Grand Prix organizers about possible compensation for damage to Romain Grosjean's car in practice last week.


Austrian poll shows slip in center-left support since smear scandal

VIENNA (Reuters) - Support for Austria's ruling Social Democrats has slipped slightly since they became embroiled in a smear scandal but they are still competing with the far right for second place 10 days before an election, the first poll since the scandal showed.


Reichenbach files complaint against Team Sky's Moscon over crash

(Reuters) - FDJ's Sebastien Reichenbach has filed a complaint against Gianni Moscon after accusing the Team Sky rider of intentionally causing him to crash, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.


Raonic crashes out of Japan Open with new injury

(Reuters) - Former world number three Milos Raonic pulled out of the Japan Open with a calf strain on Thursday, just two days after returning from a seven-week layoff that followed surgery on his left wrist.


British PM showed guts and grace in conference speech, minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May showed guts and grace by continuing with her keynote Conservative Party conference speech despite a repeated coughing fit and an interruption by a prankster, business minister Greg Clark told Sky on Thursday.

New video shows concertgoers fleeing scene

New video from the scene of the Las Vegas mass shooting shows people running for their lives as gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd. The massacre left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.


Zika vaccine shows promise in early human trial

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc and South Korea's GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

Women's basketball players take powerful stand on social justice

The NFL may be stealing all the headlines, but the WNBA has been taking an even greater stand on social protest since 2016.


Brown energy? Dung to power Finnish horse show

OSLO (Reuters) - Horse manure will generate electricity for an international horse show in Finland this month in a new form of alternative energy, Finnish utility Fortum said on Wednesday.


OSCE watchdog criticizes German social media law as too broad

VIENNA (Reuters) - The OSCE media watchdog on Wednesday criticized a German law designed to fine social media networks for dragging their feet in removing hateful postings for being too broad and called on lawmakers to consider amending it.

Dramatic bodycam video shows police respond to shooting

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released bodycam footage from the night of the mass shooting that left at least 58 people dead and over 500 injured.


Jason Aldean, Jennifer Lopez cancel shows after Las Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country star Jason Aldean said on Tuesday he would cancel three shows this week to honor victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas music festival during the singer's performance.

Showtime pulls 'Active Shooter' after Las Vegas

A new Showtime documentary series proved uncomfortably timely this week, with the pay channel pulling a repeat of "Active Shooter: America Under Fire" on Monday night, after the mass shooting event in Las Vegas.


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.

5 stats that show Puerto Rico is still in crisis

Watch: Videos reveal view from killer's room

Watch: 2016 videos reveal shooter's hotel suite

Video shot by a previous guest in 2016, shows the view inside Mandalay Bay Room 32-135.


Austria's Social Democrats urge Facebook to unmask people behind smear campaign

VIENNA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern's Social Democrats asked Facebook to disclose the identities of those behind sites which they say are spreading libel in an attempt to clean up a smear campaign scandal ahead of an election on Oct. 15.


Danish inventor had murder videos on his computer - prosecutor

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish inventor charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall in his home-made submarine had video footage on his computer showing women being violently killed, a court heard on Tuesday.


Trying to reset the agenda, UK's May sets out to tackle social injustice

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday describe the scale of social and racial injustice she plans to tackle, hoping to shift the focus of her ruling party's annual conference away from rifts over Brexit and her leadership.


Protesters block Goldcorp's top Peñasquito mine in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Protesters in northern Mexico blocked access for a fourth day on Monday to a gold mine operated by Canada's Goldcorp over a water dispute, a development that could hit the facility's production of the precious metal.


Kenyan police fire teargas at opposition protesters in capital

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police teargas in the capital Nairobi fired on Monday at opposition supporters protesting against the retention of the election officials they blame for last month's botched elections.

Hurricane Maria shows Trump revels in conflict, chaos amid crisis

Washington has wondered for months how President Donald Trump would handle his first genuine crisis.

Olympian to Trump: Show me your patriotism

John Carlos, an American sprinter who gained worldwide fame for his protest at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, fired back at President Trump for criticizing NFL players who are taking a knee or sitting during the National Anthem.


Barca closed soccer stadium to show support for Catalan voters: Bartomeu

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said the club decided to play Sunday's game against Las Palmas behind closed doors to show opposition to police violence against voters in Catalonia's independence referendum and not over safety concerns.

Manson, Marilyn

Marilyn Manson Injured at Concert as Prop Guns Crash Down

The singer was taken to a hospital after a stage prop of two large guns appeared to fall on him at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.

Game show legend Monty Hall dies at 96

Monty Hall, best known for hosting the game show 'Let's Make a Deal,' died Saturday morning in Los Angeles, his daughter Sharon Hall said.

Income Inequality

The Interpreter: ‘The Social Contract Is Broken’: Inequality Becomes Deadly in Mexico

Security, the bedrock of the social order, has become deeply inequitable, fraying Mexican society and politics.


Top Austrian Social Democrat steps down over election smear campaign

VIENNA (Reuters) - The number 2 figure in Austria's ruling Social Democratic Party has said he is resigning over a smear campaign against the main conservative party's leader, adding to a sense of disarray on the centre-left of politics weeks before a parliamentary election.


Protesters clash with police at Turin's G7 labor meeting

MILAN (Reuters) - Anti-globalisation protesters clashed with police in the Italian city of Turin on Saturday in an attempt to reach the venue of a Group of Seven (G7) meeting on labor and employment.


Congo military plane crashes in Kinshasa, no survivors: airport director

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A military cargo plane crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Saturday, killing the crew, the director of the city's main airport said.

National Broadcasting Co

Sunday Routine: How Savannah Guthrie, of the ‘Today’ Show, Spends Her Sundays

The television host and children’s book author “sleeps in” until 6 a.m., enjoys a hearty breakfast, and then hits the town with her family.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters

New Black Boxes Will Be Easier to Track in Plane Crashes at Sea

Instead of going down with the plane, the recorders will be released and bob back to the surface. They will then send a signal to satellites.


Asian lending crashes to five-year low

HONG KONG, Sept 29 (TRLPC) - Syndicated lending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, hit a five-year low of US$292.47bn for the first nine months of 2017, 19.55% lower than the same period last year as more borrowers turned to the bond market and China's curbs on overseas acquisitions dented volume.

'Blacktivist' social media campaign sought to amplify racial tensions during US election, sources say


Using a reverse mortgage to delay Social Security: does it make sense?

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Delaying your Social Security benefit claim offers one of the best routes to higher retirement income - annual benefits increase 8 percent for every 12 months that you delay from...


Brazil allows withdrawal from social program in $5 billion boost to economy

BRASILIA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's President Michel Temer announced on Thursday that his government will allow early withdrawal by workers of their funds in the PIS/PASEP social program that will inject 15.9 billion reais ($5 billion) into an economy barely pulling out of recession.


YouTube videos deliver alcohol brand messaging to underage viewers

(Reuters Health) - YouTube videos that depict alcohol brands favored by youth draw millions of views, making them a form of promotion that could encourage underage drinkers, according to a U.S. study.


Protesters in Hong Kong demand full democracy on 'Occupy' anniversary

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday demanded full democracy outside government headquarters, speaking out against China's suppression of civil liberties on the third anniversary of a major pro-democracy movement.


Poll shows few Brazilians trust Temer, 77 percent disapprove of his government

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The approval rating for Brazilian President Michel Temer's scandal-plagued government has sunk further since new charges were brought against him, and 92 percent of Brazilians do not trust him, a new poll published on Thursday showed.


Saudi minister says adding women drivers will reduce car crashes

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's lifting of a much criticized ban on women drivers will reduce the number of car crashes in a country with one of the world's worst traffic-related death rates, its interior minister said on Thursday.


Motor racing: Vettel moves on from Singapore crash

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel says he has moved on from the first lap Singapore Grand Prix crash that left the Ferrari driver 28 points behind Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One championship battle.


UPDATE 1-Leaving nothing to chance, China increases security, social control before Congress

* Migrants in Beijing targeted; metal materials market closed (Adds comment by Internet regulator)


Leaving nothing to chance, China increases security, social control before Congress

* Migrants in Beijing targeted; metal materials market closed


Lanvin show kicks off carousel of new designers in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - France's oldest fashion house, Lanvin, sought to draw a line under a period of upheaval on Wednesday with a sleek, largely monochrome collection by its newest artistic director.


Amazon says Google has pulled YouTube from Echo Show device in tech face-off

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In a rare public feud between large technology companies, Inc said on Tuesday its Echo Show devices could no longer play videos from YouTube because the site's parent, Google, stopped supporting the service.

Photos show theme parks before and after smartphones

Reading this on a smartphone? You might want to look away now -- especially if you're on a roller coaster.


Aerosmith's Steven Tyler experiencing medical problem, band cancels shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is dealing with an "unexpected medical issue" that has forced the band to cancel four shows in South America, the group said in a statement on Tuesday.


Trump shows interest in bipartisan tax reform as Obamacare repeal collapses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday he wants bipartisan cooperation on tax reform, as pressure on him to produce a legislative victory on any front escalated with the collapse of the latest Republican push to repeal Obamacare.

What NFL controversy means to Trump: Show time!

Proving he considers the presidency similar to his previous job as the host of a "Lord of the Flies"-style reality show, Donald Trump said in a Monday night dinner that he was thrilled by the response to his recent race-baiting performance in Alabama. As CNN's Jim Acosta reports, Trump was energized by the effects of his speech, which wounded many of his fellow citizens.

Stern, Ellen

Show Us Your Wall: After the Chase, the Long Goodbye

“It’s a very emotional feeling, it’s a very intense feeling,” Ellen Stern said about preparing to part with works she collected with her husband.

These satellite photos show just how bad the situation is

Trump calls radio show to slam McCain

President Donald Trump blasts Sen. John McCain for voting against GOP's latest plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.


Kenyan police use tear gas, batons to disperse opposition protesters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police used tear gas and batons on Tuesday to disperse protesters in the capital Nairobi calling for election officials to be prosecuted and sacked before a re-run of a contested presidential vote.

Guggenheim, Solomon R, Museum

Guggenheim, Bowing to Animal-Rights Activists, Pulls Works From Show

The museum made the decision after it had come under unrelenting pressure from critics over three works that involve animals.

Nike sides with NFL players in Trump showdown

Nike stands with NFL players who took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem.


Uber rival Lyft met London transport officials, documents show

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Lyft, Uber’s closest U.S. rival in the taxi-hailing business, met repeatedly with officials from London's transport regulator over the past year, a sign it may be targeting the city for international expansion.


Uber rival Lyft met London transport officials-documents show

FRANKFURT/LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Lyft, Uber’s closest U.S. rival in the taxi-hailing business, met repeatedly with officials from London's transport regulator over the past year, a sign it may be targeting the city for international expansion.


BRIEF-Social Reality Inc says filed a lawsuit against Tronc, Tribune Content Agency for breach of contract

* Says on Aug 25, 2017 Social Reality, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Tronc, Inc. and Tribune Content Agency, LLC for breach of contract

Showdown over protests moves to Monday night

The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals may add a little dunh-dunh-dunh-dunnnhhh to this weekend's national anthem protests.

Protesters disrupt hearing

Protesters interrupted Senator Orrin Hatch as he tried to start the Senate Finance Committee's hearing for the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal.

See epic showdown on 'The Price is Right'

Contestants on "The Price is Right" were right on target while spinning the wheel before the showcase showdown in honor of Drew Carey's 10th year as the host of the CBS game show.


Cycling: Hayman blames service cars for world championships crash

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Australian Mathew Hayman blamed the service cars for a crash which forced him to retire from the road race at the cycling world championships on Sunday.


A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

TOKYO (Reuters) - On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.

Panelist: Trump's NFL remark shows privilege

Former DC Democratic Party Chairman A. Scott Bolden rejects President Donald Trump's suggestion that NFL owners should fire players for kneeling during the national anthem.


U.S. bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday, in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump.


U.S. bombers fly off North Korea's coast in show of force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump.

Trump: Media won't show crowd (as CNN does)

President Trump told a rally audience in Alabama that the media won't show his crowd as the crowd was being broadcast live on CNN.

NFL commissioner: Trump showed 'lack of respect'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem in remarks the President made at a rally in Alabama Friday night.


Bottega Veneta's neoclassical look and Blumarine's boudoir on show in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - Bottega Veneta's neoclassical-inspired looks and Blumarine's delicate boudoir pieces took center-stage on Saturday, the fourth day of Milan fashion week.

Disasters and Emergencies

When Disaster Hits and Landlines Fail, Social Media Is a Lifeline

As more people turn to their smartphones in large-scale emergencies, traditional dispatchers are racing to keep up.

Iran tests new ballistic missile a day after showing it off

Iran tested a new ballistic missile that is reportedly capable of carrying multiple warheads, the nation's state-run broadcaster announced Saturday.


Trump, Republicans to showcase tax cut for businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and top Republicans in Congress are about to show how aggressively they intend to cut the corporate tax rate, while trying to avoid the appearance of favoring the wealthy.


Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the celebrity Kardashian family, was reported on Friday to be pregnant.


St. Louis sued for misconduct toward protesters of white officer's acquittal

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri sued the city of St. Louis in federal court on Friday, alleging police misconduct against demonstrators protesting the acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black man.

Poll: 54% say Russia-backed info on social media moved election

Although President Donald Trump insists otherwise, most Americans say it's likely that Russian-backed content on social media did affect the outcome of the 2016 election, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.


Protesters chant, boo through Comey university address

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protesters at Howard University chanted and booed on Friday through James Comey's first public address since he testified to Congress on the Russia probe and his firing by U.S. President Donald Trump, challenging the former FBI director with a taste of the "real world" he was trying to describe to them.

Protesters drown out Comey speech

Former FBI director James Comey is met by protesters while delivering the keynote address at Howard University.


Bill Clinton's upcoming suspense novel to become Showtime series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series.

Why Jake Gyllenhaal isn't on social media

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal tells Conan O'Brien that he is not on social media because he isn't very tech-savvy.


A daily half hour's exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study.


EPA trains employees on leaks, presentation shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received training this week to prevent leaks to the media of classified and sensitive information as part of a White House-directed crackdown across federal agencies to stamp out leaks, according to a slide presentation seen on Thursday by Reuters.

Attorney: Tests show NFL's Aaron Hernandez had CTE

Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jorge Baez said Thursday. Baez cited study results compiled by the Boston University CTE Center, which examined Hernandez's brain for the neurodegenerative brain disease


U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.


U.S. safety board: Train-crash engineers had sleep disorders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

Melania Trump to show off her green thumb

Melania Trump will, weather permitting, have her first event at the White House Kitchen Garden on Friday, eight months into her role as first lady.


Art Review: A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art

In Latin American Los Angeles, bridges soar, walls fall. A grand exchange beckons the art traveler to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”

The drive that shows how badly Puerto Rico was hit

Fallen power lines, flooding, debris ... obstacles litter roads in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island.


Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a witness saying protesters threw petrol bombs before police dispersed them by firing into the air.

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Pentagon Memo: Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him

The secretary of defense has been deft at leveraging the president’s respect for him into room to maneuver on his policy goals.


Indigenous protesters seize oil wells in Peruvian Amazon -chief

LIMA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Villagers in the Peruvian Amazon have shut down at least 50 oil wells operated by Frontera Energy Corp to protest talks over a new contract even as past pollution lingers, the leader of an indigenous federation said on Wednesday.


Togo security forces clash with protesters in north, killing boy

LOME (Reuters) - Security forces in Togo used batons, tear gas and live bullets against protesters seeking an end to President Faure Gnassingbe's rule on Wednesday, killing a child and injuring several other people, according to Amnesty International.


Late-night TV show host Kimmel blasts senator over healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television talk show host Jimmy Kimmel called out a Republican U.S. senator pushing the party's latest healthcare overhaul plan, saying the lawmaker had "lied right to my face" about efforts to scrap Obamacare by backing a measure that would strip coverage from many Americans.