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At least 19 killed in minibus crash

At least 19 people were killed in eastern South Africa on Sunday when an overloaded minibus lost control and rolled down a steep embankment, according to local government officials.


Pilot killed as helicopter crashes while fighting Portugal blaze

LISBON (Reuters) - A light helicopter that was taking part in firefighting efforts in northern Portugal crashed and exploded on Sunday, killing its pilot and further raising the death toll from the country's deadliest summer of wildfires, officials said.

Thousands show up to counter a self-proclaimed free-speech rally in a Boston Common gazebo

A self-described "free speech" rally on Saturday in downtown Boston was dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters opposed to the organizers' right-wing views.


Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump "in no way, shape or form" equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters.

Afghanistan War (2001- )

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

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

Videos show Ohio officer punching man

A police officer is on administrative leave for his involvement in the violent arrest of a black man in Euclid, Ohio.

In Berlin, neo-Nazis, counterprotesters take to the streets

Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Berlin on Saturday as counterprotesters assembled to meet them, a week after a white supremacist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia.

One picture that shows the remarkable White House staff turnover

The photo above was taken on January 28 in the Oval Office.

States consider protections for drivers who hit protesters

The death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, has renewed focus on bills that surfaced this year in a half-dozen state legislatures that proposed limited protections for drivers who cause injury or death to protesters.


Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself.

Video shows cop beating black man after traffic stop

Newly-released dashcam video shows the violent arrest of a black man near Cleveland. Police say that the incident is being thoroughly investigated. CNN's Brynn Gingras has the details.


Olympics: British aerial skier Wallace suffers head injury in training crash

(Reuters) - British aerial skier Lloyd Wallace has sustained a serious head injury after a training accident and is in hospital in Switzerland, the International Ski Federation and British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) said.

Dramatic video shows people scramble as shots are fired

Five armed attackers were shot dead while attempting to enter a tourist area in the small coastal town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona, police said. CNN's Becky Anderson has more.


U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday,


O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 20 years after the so-called Trial of the Century, an art exhibit examines the public's enduring fascination with former footballer O.J. Simpson through memorabilia...

Ellis: Trump showing us America's reality on race

Donald Trump's controversial remarks in the wake of the Charlottesville riots have inadvertently made two significant contributions to our national conversation about race.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Videos Show Ohio Police Officer Violently Arresting Black Man

A Facebook video and dash cam footage show a police officer beating Richard Hubbard III after pulling him over.

Video shows horrific aftermath of van attack

Video out of Barcelona, Spain, shows bodies across the ground after a van plowed through a crowd.

Raw video shows horror, witness sees 'a bunch of people dead here'

An eye witness films the immediate a scene after a van struck pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks lower on Barcelona crash, Washington turmoil; yields steady

* European stocks snap winning streak after central bank notes


Van crashes into crowds in Barcelona, media say two killed

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van crashed into dozens of people in the center of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media said at least two people were killed.


Van crashes into dozens of people in Barcelona: police

MADRID (Reuters) - A van crashed into dozens of people in the centre of Barcelona on Thursday and several people were injured, police in the Spanish city said.

Health Care Decoded

The New Health Care: Preventing Teen Suicide: What the Evidence Shows

Limiting access to guns, avoiding the glamorization of suicide, and keeping teenagers connected would all help.

Trump is unpopular, polls show, but Congress is less popular. It's also unclear if he can command support.

America may soon face a question of leadership.

Reporter: Protesters were organized

Elle Reeve of Vice News talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about her experience on the ground in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white nationalist rally that has sparked national outrage.


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

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

Video shows what happened in Charlottesville

Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.

Service chiefs' tweets show leadership

As of Wednesday, each of the four service chiefs -- the heads of the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force -- have issued statements denouncing racism and bigotry in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Swiss hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before entering pool

A Swiss hotel has been accused of anti-Semitism after a manager reportedly posted signs instructing Jewish guests to shower before using its pool.

Video shows John Kelly's reaction to Trump's speech

On Tuesday, President Trump's aides planned an infrastructure-focused event that didn't go according to plan. NBC captured video of Chief of Staff John Kelly looking stern as his boss went off script.

United States Politics and Government

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

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

Marlon Wayans' new TV show hits close to home

Marlon Wayans doesn't wait for acting opportunities -- he creates them.

Apple is on the hunt for original TV shows

Apple is finally getting serious about original TV programming.

United States Politics and Government

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

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

Army chopper crashes near Oahu

An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down during a training exercise about 2 miles off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, according to the US Coast Guard.


Army helicopter with five aboard crashes off Hawaii: U.S. Coast Guard

(Reuters) - Emergency personnel on Wednesday were responding to reports of a downed Army Black Hawk helicopter with five crew aboard off the west coast of Hawaii, according to the United States Coast Guard.

New satellite photos show objects on water near potential MH370 crash site

Newly-discovered satellite photos may have given scientists a fresh clue as to the location of Malaysian Airlines 370, one of the world's most famous aviation mysteries.

Late-night shows take on Trump

President Trump's news conference left many shocked while leaving late night hosts, such as ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, ready to respond -- even if they had other things planned.

Cameras show child being dragged at school

Security cameras show a teacher and her aide dragging a child at an elementary school in Crestline, Ohio.


Man who drove into French pizzeria shows signs of acute paranoia: prosecutor

PARIS (Reuters) - The man who deliberately drove his car into diners at a pizzeria outside Paris told investigators he had a long history of medical drug abuse and wanted to be sent to prison for safety, a French prosecutor said on Tuesday.

A company is fighting a search warrant it claims would make them turn over info on anti-Trump protesters

A web hosting provider is fighting back against a search warrant that it claims would require them to turn over information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Donald Trump, according to court filings first published on the company's blog Monday.


UK inquiry to examine Grenfell Tower fire but not broader social issues

LONDON (Reuters) - A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 80 people in June began on Tuesday with a mission to examine the cause of and response to the tragedy, but not broader issues such as social housing policy.

Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina

A protest in Durham, North Carolina, organized to stand in solidarity with anti-racist activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, took a turn Monday when participants toppled a Confederate statue.

Laura Ingraham could get a talk show on Fox News

Longtime Fox News contributor and fill-in host Laura Ingraham is in line for her own show on the channel, possibly in a key prime time hour.

Fires and Firefighters

Losing London: Grenfell Tower Fire Shows Double Standard at Work in One London District

Councilors in London’s Kensington and Chelsea borough, home to some of the city’s wealthiest and poorest residents, are accused of catering to the wealthy and ignoring the poor.

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue in Durham

Days after clashes in Charlottesville, Va., protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier that had stood in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in North Carolina for nearly a century.

Durham (NC)

Protesters in Durham Topple a Confederate Monument

Officials around the country have removed or considered removing Confederate relics. But in North Carolina on Monday, activists took matters into their own hands.

Photographer describes capturing moment of crash

Photographer Ryan Kelly talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about the defining image he captured of the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Protesters topple Confederate statue

Protestors tear down a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Who Were the Counterprotesters in Charlottesville?

The counterprotesters were united against white supremacy, but they advocated a wide array of beliefs, tactics and goals.


Little evidence shows cannabis helps chronic pain or PTSD

(Reuters Health) - Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest.

Protesters blame police for not stopping Charlottesville fury

As Charlottesville begins to heal after this weekend's violence, many are wondering how things got out of hand so quickly.

Charlottesville (Va)

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

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


BRIEF-Omeros data show continued improvement in patients with IGA Nephropathy treated with OMS721

* Omeros data show continued improvement in patients with iga nephropathy treated with oms721


Snap shares wither more as filings show some investors bailing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc shares fell 4 percent on Monday after U.S. securities filings showed some funds dissolving their stakes in the social media company and another brokerage lowered its price target on the stock.


Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

(Reuters) - Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday.


Hackers release more HBO episode shows -report

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday.


Victim in Virginia melee wept for social justice, her boss says

(Reuters) - Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honoring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Sunday.

Moscow army games showcase might

In a muddy field in a suburb west of Moscow, military personnel take part in tank warfare, fire artillery and dogfight in state-of-the-art fighter jets.


Britain says Brexit talks should move to next phase, as ministers show unity

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Sunday that it wants talks with the EU to move on to the next phase, as it set out details of the future relationship it envisages with the bloc and senior ministers presented a united approach to negotiations.


Egyptian train crews held following fatal crash: state news agency

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the detention of the train drivers and their assistants involved in the fatal collision in Alexandria on Friday, state news agency MENA said.

2 Virginia state troopers die when helicopter crashes while patrolling clashes

One was a veteran law enforcement officer with more than two decades as a Virginia state trooper. The other was a pilot who transferred to the state police aviation unit last month and was one day away from his 41st birthday.

Suspect in car crash identified

The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail . Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.


Two killed in helicopter crash near Virginia protests

(Reuters) - Two people died in a helicopter crash on Saturday near Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists and counter-protesters had clashed earlier in the day, officials said.

'Blood and soil': Protesters chant Nazi slogan in Charlottesville

Some white nationalists and right-wing protesters who have converged on Charlottesville, Virginia, have been using a Nazi rallying cry.

Videos show car crash into protesters

Videos posted to social media show a car crash into protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia and then drive away.


Protesters clash again in Virginia city ahead of white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general's statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery.

United States International Relations

News Analysis: Trump Threats Are Wild Card in Showdown With North Korea

Many in Washington and capitals across the Pacific are wondering whether President Trump’s fusillade of apocalyptic threats was more method or madness.


Protesters clash in Virginia city on eve of white nationalist rally

(Reuters) - Hundreds of white marchers with blazing torches clashed briefly with counterprotesters on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, the eve of a rally planned by thousands of white nationalists, media said.


U.S. Marines pause flights for 24 hours after two deadly crashes

Aug 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday ordered its aircraft squadrons to suspend flight operations for 24 hours sometime during the next two weeks to review procedures after two of its planes crashed, killing dozens.


Audits show lax oversight by Wisconsin agency counting Foxconn jobs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Wisconsin agency tasked with holding Foxconn accountable for delivering up to 13,000 jobs in exchange for $1.5 billion in state payroll tax credits has a history of failing to verify job-creation claims and rewarding companies that fall short of quotas, according to state audits.

Cooking and Cookbooks

A Good Appetite: Fruit Cobbler Shows Off Its Many Sides

This summer standby can be made with pie crust, biscuits or cake — but its greatest versatility lies in the fruit you use.


Egypt train crash kills 36, injures more than 100

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 36 people and injuring more than 100 others, a health ministry spokesman said.


Train crash in Egypt's Alexandria kills 24, injures dozens - sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 24 people and injuring more than 55 others, two security sources and one medic said.

Train crash kills 20 in Egypt

Two trains collided in Alexandria, Egypt, leaving at least 20 dead and 74 wounded, according to Egypt's Health Ministry, via state-run Al-Ahram news.

'Daily Show' creator unleashes on Trump

As late-night comedians ramp up their roles as political commentators in the age of President Donald Trump, CNN's #GetPolitical series caught up with comedian Lizz Winstead — the co-creator and former head writer of "The Daily Show" — to talk politics, comedy and social activism.


Sumner Redstone heir launches app for TV viewers hooked on social media

NEW YORK, August 11(Reuters) - A grandson of media mogul Sumner Redstone is launching an app that he hopes will help television companies, like the ones his family controls, attract young television viewers who spend as much time texting and posting about shows as they do watching them.


Art Review: Glenn Ligon Rethinks the Color Line in the Show ‘Blue Black’

The exhibition, at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, draws together artists who put race on a spectrum of meanings that runs from polemical to personal and poetic.

'Atypical' explores autism via Netflix show

"Atypical" is actually pretty typical by TV standards -- a bittersweet Netflix series about an autistic youth, powered by Keir Gilchrist in the central role and Jennifer Jason Leigh as his struggling-to-cope mother. Watchable but inconsistent, the half-hour series dilutes its genuine pathos and strengths with characters and situations that seem to have parachuted in from a different show.


Vetter's huge throw sets up German javelin showdown

LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Johannes Vetter and Thomas Rohler will take their burgeoning javelin rivalry into a potentially riveting final at the World Athletics Championships after achieving the automatic qualifying mark on Thursday.


Access may explain some social disparities in U.S. water intake

(Reuters Health) - Black and Hispanic adults in the U.S. have higher rates of mild dehydration than whites, and one reason may be less access to safe, clean tap water, researchers say.

Video allegedly shows teens put baby in fridge


Video shows migrants fleeing boat landing on Spanish resort beach

MADRID (Reuters) - A dinghy carrying dozens of migrants landed on Wednesday in the middle of a beach full of holiday makers in Zahara de los Atunes on the coast of Andalusia, southern Spain.

London bus crashes into store front

A double-decker bus crashed into a shop on a busy London street on Thursday morning leaving at least six people injured.


London double-decker bus crashes into building, passengers injured

LONDON (Reuters) - A double-decker bus crashed into a building in south London, British police said on Thursday, injuring a number of people and trapping two passengers inside.


Van Niekerk v Makwala in 200m showdown

LONDON (Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk's bid for 200 meters gold to complete the 200/400m World Championship double is the highlight of Thursday's action but, popular as the South African is, the crowd's sympathies are likely to lean towards Isaac Makwala.


FBI raid on ex-Trump aide's home shows Russia probe intensifies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A raid on the Virginia home of President Donald Trump's former 2016 election campaign manager showed an investigation of possible ties between the campaign and Russia is intensifying and focused on the financial dealings of Trump associates, sources familiar with the probe said.

Springsteen taking solo show to Broadway

Baby, he was born to have a solo run on Broadway.

Cillizza: Manafort raid shows Mueller means business

President Donald Trump has a lot to say about the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 campaign.


Engraved prehistoric human bones show ritualistic cannibalism

LONDON (Reuters) - Engravings on a human bone from a prehistoric archaeological site in a cave in southern England shows that human cannibals ate their prey and then performed ritualistic burials with the remains, scientists said on Wednesday.


Bruce Springsteen Broadway-bound for solo 'words and music' show

(Reuters) - Bruce Springsteen is headed to Broadway for an eight-week solo theater run that he says will feature "just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music."


Cuban graffiti artists bring social critique to Havana's walls

HAVANA (Reuters) - The graffiti of alien-like beings and balaclava-clad men appearing on Havana's dilapidated walls strikes a contrast with the upbeat political slogans and effigies of Cuban...


Thousands of protesters disrupt traffic in India's financial capital

MUMBAI (Reuters) - More than 200,000 protesters poured into India's financial capital on Wednesday, disrupting traffic and straining the railway network, to press their demands for reserved quotas in government jobs and college places for students.

Trump's fiery rhetoric may have walked the US closer to a full-on showdown with North Korea

With his jaw set and his arms crossed, Donald Trump delivered the most incendiary public threat by an American president in many decades.


Kenya opposition rejects poll results showing president in lead

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected early results of a presidential election on Wednesday that showed he was losing to incumbent and long-time rival Uhuru Kenyatta, stoking fears that his disgruntled supporters could take to the streets.


Kenya opposition leader rejects poll results showing presidential lead

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's president took an early lead as results from national polls rolled in Wednesday, the election board said, but the opposition dismissed the numbers as "fake" and said their own tally showed they were winning.


German helicopter lost rotors before Mali crash: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German military helicopter that crashed while flying a peacekeeping mission in Mali began to break up while in flight, losing its rotor, according to a defense ministry report seen by Reuters.

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.

Pop and Rock Music

A Word With: 13 Shows. No Repeats. Trey Anastasio on How Phish Pulled Off the ‘Baker’s Dozen.’

The guitarist and singer explains how the band prepped for its longest residency, picked out its covers — and then ditched all of its plans.


BRIEF-U.S. CPSC says Polaris recalls 2,800 Scrambler All-Terrain vehicles due to crash hazard

* Polaris recalls 2,800 scrambler all-terrain vehicles due to crash hazard


Wal-Mart, insurers settle lawsuits over 2014 Tracy Morgan crash

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has settled a lawsuit by two insurers that sought to avoid covering its multi-million-dollar payout to comedian Tracy Morgan for injuries he suffered in a 2014 crash involving one of the retailer's trucks.


BRIEF-YouTube says users can share videos directly on YouTube - blog‍​

* Starting Aug 7, users can share videos with friends and family directly on YouTube - blog‍​ Source text: ( Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)


Security source says initial information shows Islamic State fired rockets into Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Lebanese security source said there was initial information that Islamic State had fired seven Grad rockets into Lebanon on Monday from its enclave on the border with Syria, without causing any injuries.


Australia finds U.S. military aircraft that crashed off northeast coast

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian Navy survey ship has located a U.S. military aircraft that crashed off the Australian northeast coast at the weekend and left three Marines missing, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Monday.


Shown the Door, Older Workers Find Bias Hard to Prove

Many longtime workers claim that they are being targeted for layoffs because of their age or health status, but federal law is often of little help.


Poll shows 61 percent of British voters disapprove of May's handling of Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - An ORB opinion poll published on Monday showed that 61 percent of British voters disapprove of Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of the Brexit negotiations.

Tillerson: Sanctions show world wants a nuclear-free peninsula

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the UN sanctions on North Korea show that the whole world wants a Korean peninsula without nuclear weapons. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Spicer on 'Dancing With the Stars?' Here's what the show's boss says

The cast of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 25 is still taking shape, and while former White House communications director Sean Spicer won't be among those hitting the ballroom this year, executive producer Deena Katz is leaving her options open as she rounds out the lineup.


RPT-UPDATE 3-Australia sends navy ships, divers after aircraft crash, 3 U.S. Marines missing

MELBOURNE, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The Australian government said on Sunday it would deploy its armed forces to assist in recovery efforts after the U.S. Marine Corps suspended a search for three Marines missing since their aircraft crashed off Australia's northeast coast a day earlier.

Trump pundit leaves CNN, shows up here

A day after Kayleigh McEnany announced she left CNN, she showed up as the centerpiece of a video clip posted by President Trump's campaign team.


UPDATE 1-Investigators focusing on pilot actions in 2016 Emirates crash -report

DUBAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates investigation into the 2016 Emirates crash in Dubai is focusing on pilot actions and has identified ways that air traffic control and flight crews can communicate better, an interim report said on Sunday.


Investigators say Emirates Boeing plane in 2016 crash had no mechanical faults: report

DUBAI (Reuters) - UAE investigators looking into the cause of the 2016 Emirates [EMIRA.UL] crash at Dubai International Airport have found no mechanical issues with the aircraft prior to the incident.


Investigators say Emirates Boeing plane in 2016 crash had no mechanical faults -report

DUBAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) - UAE investigators looking into the cause of the 2016 Emirates crash at Dubai International Airport have found no mechanical issues with the aircraft prior to the incident.


Search for missing U.S. Marines becomes recovery effort after crash off Australia

SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended their search and rescue efforts on Sunday for three U.S. Marines missing after their aircraft crashed into the sea off Australia's northeast coast a day earlier, the U.S. Marine Corps said.


UPDATE 1-Search for missing US Marines becomes recovery effort after crash off Australia

* Ospreys have been involved in previous crashes (Adds quotes from III Marine Expeditionary Force, meteorologist, details of incident, paragraphs 3-5, 8-9, 11)


U.S. suspends search for missing Marines after crash off Australia

WASHINGTON/SYDNEY, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended their search and rescue efforts on Sunday for three U.S. Marines missing after their aircraft crashed into the sea off Australia's northeast coast a day earlier, the U.S. Marine Corps said.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters

3 Marines Missing After Osprey Aircraft Crashes Off Australian Coast

Another 23 Marines were rescued from the Osprey, a hybrid aircraft that can lift like a helicopter and fly like a plane. The crash is being investigated.


Asia security forum to push social media use to fight extremism

MANILA (Reuters) - More than two dozen Asian countries will agree to utilize social media to counter the spread of violent extremism in the region, according to a draft statement being prepared ahead of a top security gathering on Monday.

Agents monitored social media for conspiracy theories and false claims believed to be from Russia, sources say

The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing "fake news," CNN has learned.


Viacom's weak forecast shows need for merger: analysts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc could gain a leg up in negotiations with distributors and ward off declines in U.S. ad revenue and sales by finding a merger partner, analysts said on Friday.


Swiss youth camp flight crash kills two teens, pilot

ZURICH (Reuters) - Two 14-year-old boys and a pilot died on Friday when their single-engine plane crashed into a Swiss mountain during a summer camp flight for young aviation enthusiasts, police said.

Trump keeps social media on-message during Kelly's first week

Minutes after the clock struck 6 a.m. ET on Friday, President Donald Trump was up and tweeting. But he wasn't voicing displeasure with his own party, the Russia probe or 2016 campaign rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump, Donald J

Transcripts Show How Contentious Trump’s Calls Were With Mexican and Australian Leaders

The exchanges turned so sharp that Mr. Trump said talking to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was more pleasant.


Kanye West sues tour insurers for $10 million over canceled shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kanye West has sued Lloyd's of London for nearly $10 million in insurance payouts he claims he is owed after canceling his tour last year when he was hospitalized with a "serious, debilitating medical condition."


Socially responsible investing an expensive taste: James Saft

(Reuters) - Other benefits like peace and a livable planet notwithstanding, the financial cost of socially responsible investing appears to be high.

Cop shot 11 times after responding to car crash

An Indiana driver has been charged with murder after crashing his car and allegedly "becoming hysterical" and shooting a responding officer.


Venezuela braces for fresh marches against new Socialist-led superbody

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition on Wednesday readied itself for massive protests against a freshly elected legislative superbody that is expected to hand President Nicolas Maduro vast new powers.

Kylie Jenner's new show pushes limits of emptiness

When it comes to lamenting life in the public eye while exploiting it, members of the Kardashian/Jenner TV-industrial complex are accomplished to having their cake and eating it too.


Exclusive: Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, Reuters estimates show

BELORECHENSK, Russia (Reuters) - Ten Russian servicemen have been killed fighting in Syria so far this year, according to statements from the Defence Ministry.


BRIEF-YouTube to apply tougher treatment to videos flagged as potential violations of policies on "hate speech"‍​

* YouTube says will soon be applying tougher treatment to videos flagged by users as potential violations of policies on "hate speech and violent extremism"‍​

United States International Relations

Persian Gulf Rivals Competed to Host Taliban, Leaked Emails Show

The United Arab Emirates contends that Qatar’s hosting of a Taliban embassy is evidence of extremism. But the U.A.E. wanted to host it, too.

New studies show global temps likely to hit threshold that triggers extinctions and super droughts by 2100

Netflix show '13 Reasons Why' tied to rise in suicide searches online

When it comes to the hit Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," many viewers find themselves on either side of a controversial debate.


European oil producers' weak hedging shows bet on price rebound

* Premier Oil has hedged less than 10 pct of 2018 oil, gas output


Venezuela Socialists celebrate new Congress, pariah status looms

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party has vowed that a newly elected legislative super-body will begin passing laws quickly after a vote that was boycotted by the opposition and slammed by foreign governments as an affront to democracy.

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.


RPT-Wall St Weekahead-Chip stocks show signs of slowing with more earnings on tap

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) - High-flying semiconductor stocks may be poised for more losses in the coming weeks as a large swath of chip names reports quarterly results in a sector that may have run up too far for some investors.


Russia Showcases Global Ambitions With Military Parades, One in Syria

Navy Day events in St. Petersburg, which President Vladimir V. Putin oversaw, and in Syria were efforts to demonstrate growing military might.

Defense and Military Forces

Amid Show of Military Might in China, Xi Jinping Puts Rivals on Notice

In a week that began with a purge and culminated in a parade of troops, China’s president opened a public campaign to deepen his grip on power in a coming leadership shake-up.


Chip stocks show signs of slowing with more earnings on tap

NEW YORK (Reuters) - High-flying semiconductor stocks may be poised for more losses in the coming weeks as a large swath of chip names reports quarterly results in a sector that may have run up too far for some investors.


Wall St Weekahead-Chip stocks show signs of slowing with more earnings on tap

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) - High-flying semiconductor stocks may be poised for more losses in the coming weeks as a large swath of chip names reports quarterly results in a sector that may have run up too far for some investors.


Wells scandals show rolling back financial reforms dangerous -US Democratic senator

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee's top Democrat said on Friday that the latest Wells Fargo & Co scandal, where customers were wrongly charged, shows that regulatory reforms resulting from the financial crisis should not be dismantled.


WRAPUP 3-Republican bid to gut Obamacare crashes in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - The seven-year Republican quest to kill Obamacare, a major campaign vow by President Donald Trump, lay in ruins on Friday after the Senate failed to dismantle the healthcare law, with congressional leaders now planning to move on to other matters.


Google, Facebook show power of ad duopoly as rivals stumble

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Quarterly results from Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc provided fresh evidence this week that the digital advertising market is effectively a duopoly, a dynamic with deep implications for two of Silicon Valley's titans.

'The Sinner' showcases Jessica Biel in 'whydunit' mystery

Jessica Biel joins the list of prominent actors producing and starring in their own limited series with "The Sinner," which drops the customary whodunit for a "whydunit." Although clunky in places, the first few episodes conjure enough mystery and intrigue to initially overcome those minor sins.


REFILE-U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows

WASHINGTON/LONDON July 28 (Reuters) - U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump's administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working.

Body cam after Venus Williams' crash

Newly-released body cam footage shows an officer speaking to tennis star Venus Williams after she was involved in a fatal car crash.

Driver crashes Ferrari in an hour

A driver watched his newly-bought Ferrari 430 Scuderia go up in smoke after he crashed the supercar just an hour after collecting it.

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.


Commuter train crash in Barcelona station injures 48

MADRID (Reuters) - A commuter train crashed into a railway buffer in Barcelona's Francia station, injuring 48 people, five of those seriously, emergency services said on Friday. There were no deaths reported.


U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump's administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working.


Honda says Florida crash death may be linked to Takata air bag inflator

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Thursday that a Takata airbag inflator ruptured in car crash last week in Florida, in what could be the 19th death worldwide linked to faulty airbags recalled as part of the largest automotive safety campaign in history.

Your favorite 'TGIF' shows are coming to Hulu

TGIF is making a comeback on Hulu, only this time you can watch your favorite shows from the '90s any day of the week.


Stephen Colbert brings animated satire of Donald Trump to Showtime

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is returning to television - this time as a cartoon character in a Showtime series produced by television talk show host Stephen Colbert.


Honda says Florida crash death could be linked to Takata inflator

July 27 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Thursday that a Takata airbag inflator ruptured in a July 19 car crash in Florida in what could be the 19th death worldwide linked to a faulty Takata airbag recalled as part of the largest automotive safety campaign in history.


Germany defends performance of crashed Tiger helicopter in Mali

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's defense ministry on Thursday defended the performance of its Tiger helicopters as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali amid indications that Wednesday's deadly crash of one of the aircraft was due to technical factors.


Pop singer Katy Perry to host MTV Video Music Awards show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry will host the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in August, MTV said on Thursday, and will also perform and compete for some top awards.


Venice film festival to showcase real stars and virtual reality

ROME (Reuters) - A shrunken Matt Damon will open the 74th Venice Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday when they unveiled the line-up for an event that often gives an early glimpse of Oscar contenders.


Aleppo district shows Assad's delicate dance with Kurds

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters wearing the blue eagle insignia of the Asayish security force stopped the taxi entering the Sheikh Maqsoud district in Aleppo, checking papers and searching for contraband.


Senate poised for healthcare showdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Day 3: Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Here’s Where They Left Off and What’s Next

The Senate is moving closer to wrapping up debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, but lawmakers have still not seen the bill they’re discussing.

Republican Party

G.O.P.’s Lisa Murkowski Shows No Fear in Disappointing Trump

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has been a contrarian when it comes to the Republican health plan, but she is not as beholden to the party as others are.


Four aboard small plane die in crash on Utah highway

(Reuters) - All four people aboard a single-engine aircraft died when the plane crash-landed on a highway in Utah on Wednesday and caught fire, police said.


Germany says no indications Mali copter crash caused by attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - There is no indication any outside forces were involved in the military helicopter crash in Mali in which two German peacekeepers were killed on a U.N. mission on Wednesday, a German military officer said.

Lindsey Graham: Trump's Sessions attacks show weakness

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tells CNN's Manu Raju that President Trump is displaying weakness by attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


Ex-MotoGP champion Nieto, 70, hurt in quad bike crash

MADRID (Reuters) - Former MotoGP world champion Angel Nieto is in a "serious but not critical" condition in hospital in Ibiza after the quad bike the 70-year-old was riding collided with a car on Wednesday, Spanish media reported.


Aleppo's limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - In eastern Aleppo, bodies still lie under the rubble, graveyards are full, people are short of electricity and bread, and some children take classes in mosques because their schools have been ruined by war.

Trump, Donald J

Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What to Watch

The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.

Protesters chant outside senators' homes

Around 70 people called on Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to encourage them to vote "no" on replacing Obamacare.

Hear protesters shouting

Protesters disrupt Senate health care vote with chants of "kill the bill!" and "shame, shame, shame!"

Protesters shout 'Kill the bill' as Senate votes on moving health care forward

Netflix's new show with 'Simpsons' creator

Netflix has ordered an adult animated comedy fantasy series from "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening.


UPDATE 7-Oil rallies 3 percent as U.S. shale shows signs of slowdown

* Coming Up: U.S. crude inventory data from API, EIA (New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments; new byline, changes dateline, previous LONDON)


ABC News to target millennials with social video partnership

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's ABC News on Tuesday launched a partnership with millennial-focused video news site ATTN: to co-produce videos for social media including Facebook Inc's Instagram and for Twitter Inc .


Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011.


Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: What to Expect

The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote on health care as early as Tuesday afternoon.


Now showing at a disputed South China Sea island not very near you

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has opened its southernmost cinema on a disputed island in the South China Sea, state media said, part on an on-going effort to build up civilian infrastructure and assert Beijing's sovereignty.

Videos suggest Russian government may be arming Taliban

The Taliban have received improved weaponry in Afghanistan that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government, according to exclusive videos obtained by CNN, adding weight to accusations by Afghan and American officials that Moscow is arming their one-time foe in the war-torn country.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

What to Watch for in the G.O.P.’s Health Care Showdown

Republicans are making another attempt to try to repeal and possibly replace the Affordable Care Act. But will they have the votes this time?

Defense and Military Forces

Video Shows U.S. Soldiers Surrendering Before Fatal Shooting in Jordan

Newly released footage of a gunfight that left three Americans dead in November shows a deliberate attack that was initially explained as a mistake.


De Blasio Escalates Showdown With Cuomo Over Subway

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration issued its priorities for the subway rescue plan, and officials repeated that they would not pay for the fixes.

Woman livestreams crash that kills 14-year-old

An 18-year-old woman who livestreamed a video of herself behind the wheel during a fatal crash has been arrested.


Kenyan president fails to show up for election debate

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday fielded questions alone on stage after his rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta, failed to show up for a debate between the two.

Street signs warning of 'easily startled' police posted around Twin Cities

One week after an unarmed Minneapolis woman was killed in an officer-involved shooting, street signs criticizing "easily startled" police have popped up in the Twin Cities.


California teen driver arrested after fatal crash she reportedly livestreamed

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Magic and Magicians

Hat. Rabbit. Spy Cam? Claims of Skulduggery at a Hot Magic Show

The magician Derek DelGaudio has tried to keep his work invisible on the internet. Did another professional secretly film his show?


Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.


Thailand approves 'reconciliation social contract', but some skeptical

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A reform panel headed by Thai junta chief Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday approved a "reconciliation social contract", part of a plan aimed at healing years of political division, but critics of the military were not impressed.


BRIEF-Reata Pharmaceuticals Bardoxolone Methyl showed improved kidney function in patients in phase 2 portion of phase 2/3 cardinal study

* Bardoxolone Methyl showed improved kidney function in patients with Alport Syndrome in ongoing phase 2 portion of phase 2/3 cardinal study


Turkish police detain 61 protesters in Ankara

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 61 protesters in the capital Ankara on Sunday demonstrating in support of two teachers jailed two months ago for going on hunger strike, private broadcaster CNN Turk reported.


Australian man dies in faulty air bag crash

July 22 (Reuters) - An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata air bags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an air bag.

Washington Post: Intercepts show Sessions met with Russian ambassador while advising 2016 campaign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak to discuss Trump campaign matters during the 2016 presidential election, according to US intelligence intercepts, The Washington Post reports.

Watch protesters take over briefing

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was holding a press conference on when protesters interrupted and called for her resignation.

Kushner, Jared

Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

Ms. Trump’s first ethics disclosure shows that she and her husband, Jared Kushner, benefit from an active business empire, an arrangement that poses potential conflicts of interest.


The Sean Spicer Show: White House spokesman's brief season

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sean Spicer burst onto the public stage six months ago with a scolding rant against reporters, accusing them of lowballing the size of President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day crowd.

United States Politics and Government

After Colorful Run, the Spicer Show Gets Canceled

Sean Spicer’s tenure as White House press secretary gave him national prominence beyond the normal reach of the job.


'Confederate' writers defend modern U.S. slavery show as scary but real

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creators of the new television drama "Confederate," set in an imaginary world where slavery still exists in the United States, defended their vision after the concept provoked outrage on social media this week.


Poland ejects protesters from ancient forest despite EU calls to halt logging operation

WARSAW (Reuters) - Security guards in Poland's Bialowieza Forest have forcibly ejected protesters who sought to stop the felling of trees in one of Europe's last primeval woods, a project that has drawn the threat of a European Union lawsuit.

Show's creator: We might f*** it up ...

The announcement of a new alternate history drama in the works at HBO from the creators of "Game of Thrones" is already spurring a war of opinions.


Princess Diana's personal music collection among items to go on show at palace

LONDON (Reuters) - Rarely-seen possessions belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana including her music collection and ballet shoes are to go on display this summer at London's Buckingham Palace to...