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Trader pleads guilty in fraudulent fuel credits scheme - U.S. Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The owner of a company that buys and sells renewable fuel and fuel credits pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a scheme that generated more than $47 million in fraudulent renewable fuels credits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

ESPN ends talk show after just one episode

Why Justin Bieber's torso is in the news

When it comes to Justin Bieber, some fans want more skin, not less.


Cristiano Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world's best player

LONDON (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA's The Best awards gala on Monday.

Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson have both survived 'Nipplegate'

The internet still wants Justin Timberlake to apologize to Janet Jackson for Nipplegate, but it looks like she's doing just fine.


Fidelity Chairman's video to employees: no tolerance for harassment

BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments Chairman Abigail Johnson on Monday delivered a direct message to more than 40,000 employees at the asset management company: There's no tolerance for harassment.


After U.N. troubles, Haiti wary of new justice mission

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - A new United Nations-backed mission to support Haiti's justice system has had a mixed reaction from local politicians and civil society groups after long-standing criticism of its predecessor.

Analysis: Trump just hit a new low in this controversy

Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.

The best things to see, do and eat in Saint-Tropez

From parties to the plages, there's no better metaphor for sun-kissed fun than Saint-Tropez.


RPT-CORRECTED-INSIGHT-Damages for Grenfell fire victims may total just $5 mln - Reuters analysis

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The bill for compensating families of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London may be as low as 4 million pounds ($5 million), according to several lawyers and a Reuters analysis of how damages laws apply in England.

Bill O’Reilly, Japan, Justin Timberlake: Your Monday Briefing

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

United States Politics and Government

D.E.A. Says Hondurans Opened Fire During a Drug Raid. A Video Suggests Otherwise.

Now made public, the government’s surveillance video strongly suggests the agency’s account of a raid in Honduras, where four civilians died, was not accurate.

Justin Timberlake to perform at Super Bowl

Super Bowl

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 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.


Trump video played at hurricane relief concert

(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video for their work helping to raise funds to aid victims of recent hurricanes.


Trump video to be played at hurricane relief concert

(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video posted online for their work helping to raise funds to help victims of recent hurricanes.


Opinion: Fighting Racism Is Not Just a War of Words

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

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.

Colleges and Universities

Op-Ed Columnist: America’s Best University President

Robert Zimmer, head of the University of Chicago, makes the educator’s case for free speech.

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.

Classical Music

Critic’s Notebook: Not Just ‘West Side Story’: Celebrating Bernstein’s Symphonies

In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, the New York Philharmonic is revisiting his three symphonies, which were often criticized in his lifetime.




Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Isn’t Surprised That Trump Offended a Fallen Soldier’s Widow

Mr. Noah said, “I don’t think we should be surprised that Trump offended this family. We’ve all heard him speak: We’re offended every day.”


'Underwear bomber' sues U.S. Justice Department over rights

(Reuters) - A Nigerian man serving life sentences for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day 2009 is suing the U.S. Justice Department for denying his free speech and religious rights.


Nikkei in reach of best run of daily gains since 1961 on weaker yen, Abe hopes

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday in choppy trade, in reach of posting its best daily winning streak in more than five decades, as a weaker yen helped stocks pare earlier losses.

'World's smallest hotel' created in VW Beetle

Most of us get rid of old autos when their engines finally give up, but one man has turned his battered old VW Beetle into what he claims is the world's smallest hotel.


Yankees adjust to new label: likeable underdogs

(Reuters) - The New York Yankees, traditionally one of the most reviled teams in Major League Baseball due to its long history of success, are adjusting to a new label - likeable underdogs.


Founder of Canadian 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The founder of Canada's comedy festival 'Just for Laughs', which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.


TABLE-Dan Brown's 'Origin' thriller steady atop U.S. fiction bestsellers

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Dan Brown's mystery thriller "Origin," the latest saga starring fictional Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, held steady on the top spot of the fiction bestsellers chart on Thursday. Data released by independent, online and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States was used to compile the list. Hardcover Fiction Last week 1. "Origin" 1

Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism

George W. Bush doesn't talk much about politics in public. Which makes the speech he gave Thursday in New York City -- a point-by-point rejection of Trumpism -- all the more important and noteworthy.

Ice tsunamis at the world's edge

All before us is ice. Stretching out for miles there's nothing but a vast barrier of white. A frozen sea, more than 30 stories tall, as menacing as it is beautiful.


Rubio urges Congress to adjust disaster aid bill for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio urged the U.S. Congress on Thursday to make changes to a disaster relief bill so that cash-strapped Puerto Rico can quickly access funds it needs to respond to the basic needs of its 3.4 million residents.


Just relax, Europe's tech leader SAP tells investors, fourth quarter will be dynamite

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - SAP , Europe's most valuable technology stock, predicted a "dynamite" fourth quarter for its cloud computing business, helping its shares erase losses after third-quarter results fell short of market expectations.


UPDATE 3-Just relax, Europe's tech leader SAP tells investors, Q4 will be dynamite

* Q3 core profit 1.64 bln euros, just below forecasts (Updates with management comments, analyst, shares)

Soon, there will be just 3 black Fortune 500 CEOs


BRIEF-Keycorp reports Q3 adjusted earnings per share $0.35‍​

* KeyCorp reports third quarter 2017 net income of $349 million, or $.32 per common share


BRIEF-Rogers Communications qtrly adjusted basic earnings per share C$1.02‍​

* Rogers Communications Inc - qtrly adjusted basic earnings per share $1.02‍​

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says the Only Wall We Need Is Around Harvey Weinstein

The “Daily Show” host said of Mr. Weinstein, “This guy keeps getting worse and worse.”

Did Japan just ban tattoo artists?

Black is a color you won't find on the walls of Ron Sugano's tattoo parlor in the upmarket Meguro district of south-west Tokyo, where quaint geometric houses line quiet streets.

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.

Virtual Reality (Computers)

Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism

Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor and co-director of virtual reality, traces The Times’s push into V.R. and other visual technologies.


Nippon Chemi-Con indicted over price-fixing -U.S. Justice Dept

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A federal grand jury indicted Japan's Nippon Chemi-Con Corp for its role in a wide-ranging and long-running conspiracy to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors sold to customers in the United States and elsewhere, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Blue Apron lays off hundreds just months after IPO


EBay's adjusted profit forecast disappoints, shares fall

(Reuters) - EBay Inc forecast current-quarter adjusted profit that was largely below analysts' estimates as the company continues to ramp up spending to tweak its e-commerce platforms.


BRIEF-Scotts Miracle-Gro sees fy adjusted non-GAAP earnings per share $3.85 to $3.95

* Scotts Miracle-Gro Co provides recast of non-GAAP historical financial results related to international divestiture


Syrian militant group releases video of leader apparently uninjured

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two weeks after Russia said it had critically injured the leader of the Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Syria, an undated video was published on Wednesday, purporting to show its leader Abu Mohamad al-Golani, apparently in good health.

Supreme Court (US)

Op-Ed Contributor: The Supreme Court Justices Need Fact-Checkers

They rely on bad data in opinions — and they shouldn’t simply dismiss evidence they don’t understand as “gobbledygook.”


Deductibles hold the key to the best health plan picks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As you pick health insurance during open enrollment at work this fall, you will probably be spared the painful premium increases that shocked American families earlier this...

Driving out ISIS is just the start in Raqqa

As the smoke over Raqqa slowly clears, questions about the governance of the Syrian city and its stability will soon need answering.

World's best airport swimming pools

Forget on-site cinemas and private bars, it seems spectacular swimming pools have become the hottest airport amenity.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Can’t Believe Republicans Still Let Trump Speak

Mr. Noah said that the president’s most recent news conference had “derailed,” and wondered “why Republicans insist on letting Donald Trump speak.”


Fiji to sell world's first climate-change "green" bonds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

World's most expensive home listed for $410M

A Cap Ferrat mansion that was once home to Belgian King Leopold II has gone on the market for 350 million euros ($410 million) -- making it the most expensive home for sale in the world.

Courts and the Judiciary

Editorial: Ending Cash-Register Justice

Towns across the country hand out fines for minor infractions and jail anyone too poor to pay. It’s time for more judges to speak out.


Justice Department to create post overseeing asset forfeiture program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed the agency on Tuesday to hire an asset forfeiture oversight chief, just months after he reinstated a program shut down by the Obama administration that lets police seize cash from crime suspects.


YouTube debuts comedy video series in virtual reality push

(Reuters) - YouTube virtual reality video series "The Confessional" debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel, as parent company Google races Facebook Inc to attract viewers to the new medium.


Verizon to pay $17.7 million to resolve FCC, Justice probes

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will pay $17.7 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department investigation into potential violations of competitive bidding rules for a government program that helps bring broadband service to schools and libraries.

Trump and McConnell are best friends now?

It's "transparent theater," reports Eliana Johnson. "I don't think there's one voter in the country who believes he actually likes Mitch McConnell."


British spy chief says Islamist militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Britain faces the most acute threat ever from Islamist militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday.

Journalist: Why does Trump just make stuff up all the time?

Ryan Lizza and Jason Miller argue about whether President Trump is making false claims.


U.S. Justice Dept will review new law's impact on DEA powers: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Tuesday he was very concerned about a report that said new legislation has undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to crack down on opioid dealers and said the Justice Department would review the law.

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.


Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadist group's last footholds in the city after a four-month battle.


Powell likely next Fed chief, though Yellen best suited: economists

LONDON (Reuters) - Jerome Powell likely will be the next Federal Reserve chairman, according to a slim majority of economists in a Reuters poll - but most of them said current Fed Chair Janet Yellen would be the best option.


UK will keep working to resolve "unjustified" Boeing trade dispute

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it would keep working to resolve what it called an "unjustified" case brought by U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing against Canada's Bombardier relating to the CSeries jetliner programme.


Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State's Syrian capital came to an end.

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.


Detention of Catalan activists a judicial, not political, matter: Spain justice minister

MADRID (Reuters) - The detention of Catalan activists on Monday, the first imprisonment of senior secessionist figures since the region's Oct. 1 banned referendum on independence, was a judicial, not a political, matter, Spain's justice minister said on Tuesday.

Could this viral video win an Oscar?

The creators of the short animated film "In a Heartbeat" talk about the viral video being eligible to win an Oscar and the positive feedback, especially from the LGBT community.

NFL players: Behind 'take a knee' lies this racial injustice

With the NFL protests ongoing, it's important to not lose sight of why they began in the first place. As NFL players and concerned citizens, we want to continue to shed light on the racial disparities within our criminal justice system, including the need for bail reform.

Supreme Court (US)

Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad

The Supreme Court will decide whether prosecutors can force Microsoft to turn over emails held on a server in Ireland.


Personal Health: Choosing the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin

How to select a moisturizer likely to be effective and unlikely to cause an unwanted reaction.

World's most expensive places to buy food

In some parts of the world, a single plate of food can eat up more than an entire day's earnings.


China expels former justice minister from party for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - A former Chinese justice minister has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party following an investigation by the anti-corruption watchdog, the first time the government has announced that she was in trouble.

Corker, Robert Phillips Jr

Back Home, a Unanimous Verdict on Corker vs. Trump: That’s Just Bob

The nation has seen Mr. Corker, a reliable Republican senator from a deep-red state, stunningly undermining his president. Chattanooga has seen it coming, for better or worse.

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.

Bars and Nightclubs

At This Brooklyn Bar, It’s Just You, Your Date and the Barman

Feel like bending an elbow? The Threesome Tollbooth, in Bushwick, practically requires you to in order to fit into the place.


URGENT-Wells Fargo $1 bln accrual due to talks with U.S. Justice Department

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co took a $1 billion mortgage litigation accrual in the third quarter because it is in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice, Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry told Reuters on Friday.


World's largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

LONDON (Reuters) - "The Pink Raj", an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world's largest, is expected to fetch up to $30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month.

8 of the world's best new penthouse suites

Your own private oasis, high above the fray. That's what luxury hotel penthouses offer guests who are willing to pay a premium for some height and a lot of high design.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Can’t Believe Trump Is Talking About Pulling Troops From Puerto Rico

On “Late Night,” Mr. Meyers reminded the president that it’s been just three weeks since Hurricane Maria.

World's largest private jet set for 2018 debut

Canadian aerospace company Bombardier is developing the Global 7000 jet, which would be the largest aircraft in the world designed for private or corporate use.

'Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire' video out

Just days after a new trailer teasing the next Star Wars movie, fans are feeling another seismic disturbance in the Force.


BRIEF-Time Inc partners with Google to launch Adapt Video

* Time inc. Partners with google to launch adapt, new, innovative native video advertising tool


U.S. Justice Dept says sanctuary cities are violating the law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out five cities and counties on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status.

5 best downtown Los Angeles restaurants


UPDATE 1-European shares trade sideways, Just Eat and Lufthansa shine

* Spain to outperform, says DB research (Adds stocks, quotes)

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Leads Late Night in Going After Harvey Weinstein

The star of “Full Frontal” didn’t appreciate what she called Mr. Weinstein’s public “apology-like statement.”


European shares trade sideways, Just Eat and Lufthansa shine

LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - European shares traded sideways in early deals on Thursday despite new highs in Asia and on Wall Street, with financial shares being the biggest burden and Just Eat the top performer after its merger with Hungryhouse got provisional clearance.


Californians Return to Fire-Ravaged Homes: ‘Everything Is Just Gone’

Northern California fires forced more than 20,000 people to leave their homes. When some Santa Rosa residents went back to check on their houses, there was nothing left.


T-Mobile, Sprint deal likely opposed by Justice Dept staff: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Sprint and T-Mobile bring their expected merger plans to the U.S. Department of Justice for antitrust review, the career staff who do the bulk of the probe into whether the deal will hurt customers will likely recommend that it be stopped, three people familiar with their thinking told Reuters.

Analysis: Trump just issued direct threat to the free and independent media

President Donald Trump has said a lot of bad things about the media since he started running for president two-plus years ago. He's suggested that the press doesn't really like America. He has said the media is the "enemy of the American people." He has repeatedly called journalists the "most dishonest" people. He has worked to paint news stories he doesn't like as "fake" -- and claimed he created that term.


U.S. justices question Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.


U.S. Justice, State Departments join forces to probe companies abusing visa programs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice and State departments have agreed to share information in order to better probe companies that abuse visa programs used to hire foreign workers, the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on immigration abuses.


UPDATE 1-U.S. justices question Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.


U.S. justices wrestle over Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday over whether companies can be sued under U.S. law for human rights abuses abroad in a case about whether Arab Bank Plc can be held responsible for allegedly helping to finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Analysis: Eminem just unleashed the primal scream lots of Americans feel

On Tuesday night at the annual BET awards, Eminem unleashed a verbal tirade against President Donald Trump the likes of which we haven't seen in the two-plus years since the real-estate mogul emerged on the political scene.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Eminem Lashes Out at Trump With Freestyle Rap Video

The rapper accused President Trump of racism, hypocrisy, disrespect of military veterans and more in a video played at the BET Hip Hop Awards.


BRIEF-BlackRock reports Q3 adjusted earnings per share of $5.92

* BlackRock reports third quarter 2017 diluted EPS of $5.78, or $5.92 as adjusted

Corden, James (1978- )

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

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

Pop and Rock Music

Tom Petty, Classic Rocker? Sure. And Weird Video Star, Too.

Mr. Petty and his wacky visual aesthetic belonged to MTV, alongside Duran Duran and Cyndi Lauper, as much as it did to the rock ’n’ roll canon.

Fashion and Apparel

T’s Best Images from Fashion Month

The 30 unusual, surprising pictures from the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.


U.S. top court asks Justice Department for views in Apple antitrust case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Trump administration for its views on whether to hear Apple Inc's bid to avoid a class-action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of inflating consumer prices by charging illegally high commissions on iPhone software sales through its App Store.

Best German bars around the world

It's easy to stereotype the German gastro scene as all oompah bands, gargantuan beer steins, and buxom waitresses wearing dirndls.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Leads the Late-Night Attacks on Harvey Weinstein

Hosts of the late-night talk shows broke their silence on the allegations of sexual harassment against the Hollywood producer.


Brazilian justice extends arrest of Olympic Committee head Nuzman

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal judge on Monday extended the custody of Brazil's national Olympic committee head Carlos Nuzman, who was arrested last Thursday in connection with a corruption investigation.

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.

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.

Travel and Vacations

Not Just Rooms, Hotels Offer One-of-a-Kind Experiences

With competitors like Airbnb nipping at their heels, hotels are going beyond extra nights and room upgrades to entice their most faithful customers.

Analysis: Trump just used Pence for a PR stunt

On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence was in Las Vegas honoring the victims of the largest mass shooting in modern American history. Less than 24 hours later, he was in Indiana walking out of the Indianapolis Colts game against the San Francisco 49ers after several of the players failed to stand during the National Anthem.


Whatever Happened to Just Being Type A?

The author Gretchen Rubin’s division of people into Upholders, Obligers, Questioners and Rebels has earned her a devoted following. But I’m skeptical.

CNN Special Report 'Justice for Jessica'

CNN Special Report with correspondent Randi Kaye "Justice for Jessica" explores the mysterious burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers in 2014 and a small town's hunt for her killer. Watch Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET.

'Gurneys just kept coming': A night Vegas hospitals will never forget

A quarter-century of surgical experience couldn't steel Dr. Michael Seiff for what he encountered entering Sunrise Hospital's emergency room Sunday night.


Airbus submitted best bid in Turkish satellite tender - minister

ISTANBUL, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Airbus has submitted the best bid in a tender to build Turkish satellites, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Friday.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Makes Fun of Rex Tillerson for ‘Rolling Over’ on His Criticisms of Trump

Mr. Meyers and other late-night TV hosts continued to exploit a story

World's 50 best bars in 2017

What's the recipe for creating the world's best bar? In 2017, it's one part swanky hotel, two parts classic Art Deco and three parts hard work -- all mixed up for more than 125 years.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

‘I Was Just Going to Bed When the Shooting Started’

Floyd Conrade had just checked into a room on the 31st floor of the Mandalay Hotel. Right above him was Stephen Paddock. Here’s what he heard.

Sessions, Jefferson B III

In Shift, Justice Dept. Says Law Doesn’t Bar Transgender Discrimination

The move was the Trump administration’s latest contraction of the Obama-era approach to civil rights enforcement.

Pruitt prefers meeting with Republicans, just not on Mondays

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is very particular about the way he handles his job. Since taking the role, he's enlisted a 24/7 security detail, he's requested the construction of a soundproof booth in his office, and he prefers to work a three-day workweek and to meet with political allies.


Nothing less than best will do in title battle, says Ferrari’s Vettel

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday that his Ferrari team will have to be at their best if he is to overhaul Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One world championship battle.


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.


Motor racing: Nothing less than best will do in title battle, says Ferrari’s Vettel

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday that his Ferrari team will have to be at their best if he is to overhaul Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One world championship battle.


U.S. anti-bias law does not protect transgender workers: Justice Dept

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has reversed course on whether federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections for transgender employees, saying in a memo that it does not.


Justice Dept to fast-track process for tracing guns used in shootings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department plans to fast-track the process for tracing guns that were used in shootings back to the original purchasers, as part of a broader effort to crack down on violent crime.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Tells Rex Tillerson: ‘Nobody Calls Our President a Moron Except Me’

“And other world leaders,” the “Late Show” host added on Wednesday. “And, ultimately, history.”

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.

Who are the world's most valued teachers?

All over the world, proud parents drop their children at the gates of schools, dreaming about what they might accomplish after years of study and homework. They entrust teachers with the duty of nurturing their development and opening their eyes to a world of possibilities. It's a huge responsibility -- but is that responsibility reflected in their social status and pay?

From India to Indonesia, Asia's best glamping

The glamping trend has swept through Asia, with new luxury tented camps setting up in the region's most pristine locations.

Analysis: GOP senator just told world what he thinks of Trump

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker suggested Wednesday that Gens. John Kelly and James Mattis as well Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are the "people that help separate our country from chaos," a stinging criticism of President Donald Trump from a man once considered an ally in Washington.

Why Trump can't just erase the island's debt

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.

Seattle's best architecture: Beyond the Space Needle

Seattle is a city on the edge. So much of Seattle's recent history is about pushing boundaries, from music to art to technology.

Computer and Video Games

Where Video Game Conventions Draw 300,000: Not in the U.S.

The rapidly growing Brasil Game Show, scheduled for next month, illustrates how important the industry’s overseas markets have become.

Analysis: Tillerson just made his life worse

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday tried to knock down a report that he had called President Donald Trump a "moron" and considered leaving his post over disagreements with the commander in chief over the summer. But, in the process he may have made things worse for himself.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Accuses President of ‘Trump-splaining’ to Puerto Ricans

President Trump told the victims of Hurricane Maria, “You really got hit, there’s no question about 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.


Justice Department names new acting head of drug enforcement agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it tapped Robert Patterson, a career investigator, to temporarily lead the Drug Enforcement Administration, after the drug office's previous acting chief stepped down.


Justice Department appeals lawyer on Mueller Russia probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Justice Department appeals lawyer is on special counsel Robert Mueller's team probing interference in the 2016 presidential election, Reuters has learned.


Justice Kennedy on hot seat in major voting rights case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices clashed on Tuesday over whether courts should curb the long-standing U.S. political practice of drawing electoral maps to entrench one party in power, with conservative Anthony Kennedy likely to cast the deciding vote.

Hiring and Promotion

Any Questions?: What’s the Best Approach to Negotiating Your Salary?

A straightforward approach to ask for the salary you deserve in your next job interview.


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.

Mattis says it's best to stay in Iran deal

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday that he believes it is in US national security interest to remain in the Iran nuclear agreement despite repeated hints from President Donald Trump that he is inclined to scrap the deal.

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.


Supreme Court justices divided in major voting rights case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices expressed distaste on Tuesday toward the long-standing U.S. political practice of drawing electoral maps simply to entrench one party in power but appeared deeply divided over whether to do anything about it.


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.


U.S. Supreme Court justices divided in major voting rights case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over whether to issue a ruling that would curb the ability of politicians to draw electoral districts purely on partisan lines in a major voting rights case out of Wisconsin.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Seizes on Las Vegas Shooting to Champion Gun Laws in Emotional Monologue

Mr. Kimmel was one of many late-night hosts to address the attack head-on.


BRIEF-Alliance One says will reaffirm prior guidance of anticipated revenues and adjusted EBITDA for FY ending March 31, 2018-during conference​

* Alliance one - during conference, co will reaffirm prior guidance of anticipated revenues and adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018​ Source text: ( Further company coverage:


Katzenberg’s Big Ask: $2 Billion for Short-Form Video Project

After selling DreamWorks Animation last year, Jeffrey Katzenberg is seeking big investors for a new idea. Think “Game of Thrones” in short bites.

The best way to respond to Las Vegas massacre

I woke Monday morning, safe in my bed in Las Vegas, but quite annoyed by the pinging of the phone. And then I heard the details. Mass shooting, many dead, and many more injured. Motivation unknown.


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.


BRIEF-U.S. Department Of Justice clears CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3

* U.S. Department of Justice clears CenturyLink's acquisition of level 3


EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks seesaw after best quarter in 8 years

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks seesawed on Monday after posting their best quarter in eight years, as investors awaited further hints over President Michel Temer's efforts to pass market-friendly reforms. The benchmark Bovespa stock index slipped as much as 0.6 percent in early afternoon trading after rising 18 percent in the third quarter. Temer's plan to streamline the social security system, a key measure for bringing Brazil's budget deficit


Morris Chang, head of world's biggest foundry chipmaker TSMC, to retire

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said its founder and chairman, Morris Chang, will retire next June, after having built the company into the world's biggest foundry chipmaker with a market value of about $185 billion.


UPDATE 1-Morris Chang, head of world's biggest foundry chipmaker TSMC, to retire

* TSMC now has market value of about $185 bln (Recasts and writes through with details)


Marseille suspect had been released by police just prior to attack: source

PARIS (Reuters) - The man suspected of carrying out Sunday's attack in the French city of Marseille, killing two people, had been arrested and then released by police two days before the incident, a source close to the police investigation said.

Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation

Op-Ed Contributor: Let Wronged Workers Join Together for Justice

The Supreme Court is set to hear three cases on companies’ arbitration agreements that bar employees from pressing class action claims.

Redistricting and Reapportionment

How a Wisconsin Case Before Justices Could Reshape Redistricting

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hearing arguments in a Wisconsin redistricting case that could remake the political landscape.

Race and Ethnicity

Marches for Racial Justice and Black Women Converge in Washington

Thousands of demonstrators proved that the summer of protests in the capital had not yet come to a close.

Michael Bennett body cam video released

Las Vegas police say new video supports that Seattle Seakhawks defensive end Michael Bennett was lawfully detained, despite the player's claim that the arrest was racially motivated.


BRIEF-U.S. NFL says Amazon Prime Video reached total of 1.9 mln combined viewers worldwide for Thursday night Chicago-Green Bay game

* Amazon Prime Video reached total of 1.9 million combined viewers worldwide for Thursday night Chicago-Green Bay game Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

Hurricane Maria (2017)

In Puerto Rico, Loved Ones Send Video Messages: ‘We Are Alive’

In Utuado, one of the hardest hit towns in Puerto Rico, locals sent video messages to relatives abroad. The community has been without phone or internet connections since Hurricane Maria hit the island.


Home blood pressure monitoring works best with extra support

(Reuters Health) - People who monitor their own blood pressure at home may get better results if they also have extra support like counseling and lifestyle coaching, a research review suggests.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar on pace for best week of 2017, stocks near records

* Tech sector buoys Wall Street after record high close (Updates with U.S. afternoon trading)


U.S. Justice Department, Latin American countries charge 3,800 gang members

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and officials from three Latin American countries announced criminal charges against more than 3,800 members of the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs on Friday, including 70 people in six U.S. states.

Travel and Vacations

7 Fall Foliage Destinations Offering More Than Just Pretty Leaves

Eight destinations spanning the continental United States that offer pretty trees — and a lot more to fill up a perfect autumn weekend trip.


Trumpflation strikes back: dollar set for best week of the year

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar was set for its biggest weekly rise in 2017 and stocks rose across the world after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed the biggest tax overhaul in three decades in the United States.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Trumpflation strikes back: dollar set for best week of the year

* Dollar up 1 pct since Monday, biggest weekly gain since December


UPDATE 1-European stocks on track for best month this year; Volkswagen tumbles

* VW and Porsche sink on N.America settlement provisions (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)


European stocks set for best month this year, Volkswagen falls

LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - European stocks headed for their best monthly gains this year on Friday as the third quarter drew to a close, while Volkswagen shares sank after the German carmaker said it had to increase provisions for settlements in North America.


BRIEF-Alere announces agreement to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice

* Alere announces agreement in principle to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice

Justice Department demands info on 'anti-administration activists'

Trump administration lawyers are demanding the private account information of potentially thousands of Facebook users in three separate search warrants served on the social media giant, according to court documents obtained by CNN.


Justice Department, FBI resist lawmaker demands for 'Trump dossier' files: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI are resisting demands from a Republican lawmaker to hand over documents about a former British spy's dossier on purported Russian support for Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, because the FBI has its own open criminal investigation, officials said.


Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' fends off O'Reilly in bestsellers

(Reuters) - "What Happened," Hillary Clinton's memoir of her unsuccessful bid to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election, topped the U.S. non-fiction bestsellers list on Thursday, fending off a challenge from the latest book by former Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly.


BRIEF-Two Harbors Investment announces conversion rate adjustment for convertible senior notes

* Two Harbors Investment Corp announces conversion rate adjustment for its convertible senior notes due 2022


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.

Analysis: Dems just keep winning Republican seats they shouldn't

Roy Moore's victory in Alabama dominated the news on Wednesday. But, it was two far less high-profile races on Tuesday night -- one in Florida, one in New Hampshire -- that may well give us the best indication of where we are headed in the 2018 midterm elections.


Bin Laden son-in-law's conviction upheld; U.S. says 'justice done'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction on terrorism charges of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a Kuwaiti-born cleric who was a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and spokesman for the al Qaeda leader.

See Hugh Hefner's best TV moments

The founder of Playboy made several appearances in TV shows, including "Sex and the City" and "The Simpsons."


Video streamer Roku raises $219 million in IPO, prices at top of range

(Reuters) - Fox-backed video streaming firm Roku Inc raised about $219 million in an initial public offering that was priced at the higher end of its expected price range, the company said.


BRIEF-McCormick Q3 adjusted earnings per share $1.12

* McCormick reports strong sales and profit growth in third quarter and updates 2017 financial outlook


US Senate confirms Delrahim to head Justice Department's Antitrust Division

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Makan Delrahim to head the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, which will decide the fate of deals like AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner Inc and the merger of Bayer AG and Monsanto Co .

Obesity is just one of the many bad results of not sleeping enough

We are one groggy, cranky, sleep-deprived population.

World's highest-paid TV actresses

Sofia Vergara is the best-paid actress on TV. She's also a business maven


Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017

(Reuters) - Tiger economies and competition from China will undoubtedly be forces to reckon with, but anyone looking to find the most influential research leading to the most transformative...


UK disappointed with U.S. Bombardier ruling, says Boeing role unjustified

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Britain said it was disappointed with a U.S. decision to slap preliminary anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier Inc's CSeries jets which has put around 4,200 jobs at risk in Northern Ireland where the wings are made.

Pope Francis's actions not heretical, just human

Is Catholicism about faith and compassion, or rigid doctrine and exclusion? According to a group of conservative Catholics who just accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy, it's the latter.

Congressman just called his female colleagues 'eye candy'

Rep. Mark Walker, the chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee, described female members of the group as the committee's "eye candy" during a press conference Tuesday morning.

Bill Gates just switched to Android


Active fund managers ride tech stocks to best performance since 2009

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An overweight position in technology stocks like Facebook Inc and Google-parent Alphabet Inc is helping more active fund managers beat their benchmarks than at any point since 2009.


U.S. Justice Dept to step up protections of speakers at colleges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department plans to step up efforts to enforce and protect free speech rights on America's college campuses, where protesters have increasingly been silencing speakers they find offensive, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday.


Uber to tell UK employment tribunal it operates just like rivals

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber will defend its business model at a British employment tribunal on Wednesday arguing its drivers are self-employed and work the same way as those at long-established local taxi firms, according to a court document.


BRIEF-IAC's Vimeo enters live video market with agreement to acquire Livestream and launch of Vimeo Live

* IAC's Vimeo enters live video market with agreement to acquire Livestream and launch of Vimeo Live

These satellite photos show just how bad the situation is


BHP, world's largest miner, says 2017 is 'tipping point' for electric cars

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - This year looks set to be the "tipping point" for electric cars, Arnoud Balhuizen, chief commercial officer at BHP , said on Tuesday, adding that the impact for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.

World's second biggest diamond sells for ...

The world's second-biggest diamond has finally found a buyer.