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A Word With: Leslie Jones of ‘S.N.L.’: ‘I Just Like to Bring the Funny’

Ms. Jones, a “Saturday Night Live” cast member, talks about receiving her first Emmy nomination in a politically charged season despite her aversion to politics.

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.

United States Politics and Government

‘We Can’t Just Pull Out Our Gun’: Border Patrol Alters Training

New training in New Mexico for future Border Patrol agents teaches them how to defuse tense situations involving people they encounter while on patrol.

Guam residents on missile threats || A beach resort in Syria || That and more are the best reads of the week

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here's what you might have missed in a busy news week.

Classical Music

That Decisive Moment: Bleak, Gentle and Sweet: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

A work by the Arkansas-born composer Florence Price, and a performance by Vikingur Olafsson were among the highlights.

The best spot to watch the eclipse is in the sky

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.

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.

Analysis: Bob Corker just went there

Bob Corker is no Donald Trump hater. Which makes what the Tennessee Republican senator said Thursday about the President all the more powerful.


Review: In ‘Crown Heights,’ Justice Delayed and Denied

Based on a true story, Matt Ruskin’s film stars Lakeith Stanfield as a man who spent decades in prison for a crime he did not commit.

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.

Analysis: What if President Trump is just winging it?

When President Donald Trump says or does something controversial or just plain dumb, the initial analysis is almost always the same: He's doing this on purpose to distract from something else!

The chilling tactics of the Justice Department

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.


Sanctions on Kashmiri militant group unjustified: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad was disappointed over what it termed the unjustified imposition of sanctions by the United States on Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.

White supremacist cries in video

Christopher Cantwell, one of the white supremacist organizers featured in Vice's documentary about Charlottesville, Virginia, appears fearful in another video posted the same weekend as the attack.

World's natural wonders: The ultimate list


BRIEF-Dry bulk shipper Golden Ocean's Q2 adjusted EBITDA ahead of forecast

* Q2 net loss $12.0 million (Reuters poll loss $11.3 million)

Meet the world's highest outdoor whisky bar

Does whisky taste better at higher altitudes?

Video shows what happened in Charlottesville

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


New Nokia 8 phone targets surging demand for video-streaming

HELSINKI (Reuters) - HMD Global, the Finnish start-up looking to reinvigorate the Nokia phone brand, unveiled the Nokia 8 on Wednesday, hoping to cash in on rising consumer demand for high-quality audio and video features.

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.


UPDATE 1-Ireland says EU demand that Apple pay it 13 bln euros in back taxes unjustified

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Ireland's finance minister said the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect up to 13 billion euros ($13.8 bln) in back taxes from Apple was unjustified, in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper.


BRIEF-Target Corp Q2 ‍adjusted EPS $1.23​

* Qtrly comparable digital channel sales increased 32 percent

Is this the best design of 2017?

An Olympic flag for refugees and a knitted hat worn in protest against Donald Trump have been named among the year's best designs.


Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd

Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.

Van Jones: 'I'm just hurt'

Tearing up Tuesday night, Van Jones said it "hurt" that President Trump blamed "both sides" for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. One woman was killed and 19 others injured when a car drove into a crowd of counterprotesters. The suspected driver has been charged with second-degree murder.

After years of not waiting for the facts, Trump blames Charlottesville vagueness on just that

President Donald Trump, a man who has quickly and bluntly called out terrorist attacks for years and slammed his opponents for being too sheepish in the face of terror, said Tuesday that he gave a vague statement about violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday because he wanted to wait for the facts.

Work begins on the world's tallest tower

After breaking ground in October 2016, Dubai Creek Tower is on the up -- although it hasn't yet reached ground level.

Republicans on Trump's comments: No. Just no.

Members of Congress in President Donald Trump's own party were among those lawmakers quick to criticize comments the President made in a news conference that laid blamed on both sides of protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent over the weekend.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Full Transcript and Video: Trump’s News Conference in New York

President Trump on Tuesday made remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Confederate statues, his outlook on Stephen Bannon and more.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight

A web hosting firm is fighting a sweeping search warrant for information about visitors to an anti-Trump website used to organize inauguration protests.


Pink to get Vanguard award at MTV Video Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink has been chosen to receive the 2017 Vanguard Award, MTV's equivalent of a lifetime achievement honor for video music, the U.S. cable and satellite television channel said on Tuesday.


Neymar becomes goodwill ambassador for world's disabled

GENEVA (Reuters) - Neymar, fresh from his first win with Paris St. Germain and his world-record signing for the club, became a goodwill ambassador for Handicap International on Tuesday, pledging to work for millions who are "less visible" but deserve equality.

The 17 best (and worst) lines from the Mooch's interview with Colbert

Anthony Scaramucci, who spent less than two weeks as the White House communications director before imploding amid a toxic mix of ego-fluffing and back-stabbing, is on something of a media tour of late. His latest attempt at image rehabilitation came Monday when he appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."


BRIEF-Terra Firma Capital reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share C$0.01

* Terra Firma Capital Corporation reports results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017


BRIEF-Qiwi reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share RUB 17.70

* Qtrly total adjusted net revenue increased 12% to RUB 2,934 million ($49.7 million)

Trump has attacked just about everyone on Twitter. But not white supremacists

The racists had been on parade for parts of two days, but it was only around 20 minutes before reports -- and graphic video -- of the attack that killed a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, went public on Saturday that President Donald Trump logged on.

World's fastest street car costs $3 million

The Bugatti Chiron can hit a top speed of 261 mph but it's going to cost you a whopping $3 million.


BRIEF-Superior Gold qtrly reports adjusted net income loss per share $0.00

* Superior Gold Inc announces second quarter 2017 financial and operating results


BRIEF-Famous Dave's Of America Q2 adjusted non-gaap earnings per share $0.16 from continuing operations

* Famous Dave's Of America qtrly ‍franchise-operated comparable restaurant sales down 3.2 percent versus down 4.3 percent in q2 of fiscal 2016​

As an immigrant, I found the best of America in Charlottesville

Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million

Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Transcript and Video: President Trump Speaks About Charlottesville

Mr. Trump once again addressed the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend after white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters.

Suspect in Charlottesville car attack set to appear Monday in court via video link

The man suspected of killing a woman as he allegedly mowed down a group of counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Virginia is set to appear Monday in court via video link.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Policing in Black and White: Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

Those killings are eight times as likely as others to involve no criminal sanction, based on a review of police data.


BRIEF-Caledonia Mining Corporation Q2 adjusted earnings per share C$0.189

* Caledonia mining corporation plc: results for the second quarter and first half of 2017

PGA Championship

Justin Thomas Wins the P.G.A. Championship, His First Major Title

Thomas, 24, shot an eight-under-par 276 for the victory.


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.

A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

Videos show car crash into protesters

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


BRIEF-Manitowoc Co awarded fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract

* Manitowoc Company-was awarded fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract spe8ec-17-d-0008 from dla with maximum estimated value of $121.9 million​


BRIEF-Bengal Energy reports Q1 adjusted earnings per share $0.01

* Revenues in Q1 fiscal 2018 were 7% lower than fiscal q1 2017 due to 14% decrease production volumes


Brazil's B3 misses profit estimates on tax adjustment charge

SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) - B3 Bolsa Balcão Brasil SA , the world's No. 5 bourse operator, missed second-quarter profit estimates, mainly due to a charge of 87.8 million reais related to a federal tax regularization program, a filing showed.


World's oldest man, Holocaust survivor, dies in Israel aged 113

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged 113, local news media reports said.


That Decisive Moment: A Touch of Madness: This Week’s Eight Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

The pianist Vikingur Olafsson, the music of Alexander Hamilton's time and Barbara Cook were among the highlights.


Retiring: She Just Won 3 Gold Medals for Her Swimming. She’s Only 73.

Amateur athletes who compete on the senior circuit share workout advice and their personal regimens in a documentary film.


BRIEF-J C Penney Co reports Q2 adjusted loss per share $0.09

* Jcpenney reports a 1.5 percent increase in total net sales for the second quarter 2017


BRIEF-Goldmoney reports Q1 adjusted earnings per share C$0.05

* Goldmoney Inc reports financial results for first quarter 2018


BRIEF-Boyd Group Income Fund reports Q2 adjusted net earnings per unit $0.831

* Boyd Group Income Fund - qtrly sales increased by 16.0% to $384.0 million from $331.0 million in 2016

Officer: Video of Penn State fraternity incident was deleted

Prosecutors say surveillance video was deleted from the basement of the house where they say Penn State's Beta Theta Pi pledges were forced to drink alcohol for a hazing ritual, and more charges are now imminent against at least one of the fraternity brothers already facing multiple counts in the hazing death of 19-year-old sophomore Tim Piazza.


BRIEF-AutoCanada reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share C$0.57

* Q2 earnings per share view c$0.48 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S


BRIEF-Leagold Mining Corp reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share ‍$0.06​

* Leagold reports Q2 2017 aisc/oz of $989 and all-in sustaining cost margin of $13.8 million


BRIEF-Noodles & Company Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.01

* Noodles & Company announces second quarter 2017 financial results


BRIEF-Leon's Furniture reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share of C$0.25

* Leon's Furniture releases financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017

Video allegedly shows teens put baby in fridge


BRIEF-Calian reports qtrly adjusted earnings per share C$0.45

* FY2017 earnings per share view C$1.92, revenue view C$280.4 million -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S


Art Review: Gauguin: It’s Not Just Genius vs. Monster

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago looks beyond Paul Gauguin, the lout of Tahiti, to ceramic and wood objects that spoke in a new artistic language.


Chipotle closes Dallas restaurant seen in viral rodent video

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday said it has closed the Dallas restaurant where a diner shot video of rodents crawling on the restaurant floor that was widely shared on the internet three weeks ago.


Art, or just a bunch of, er, balloons?

LONDON (Reuters) - Art is well known for its power to move people, but a new installation in London can move itself - it comprises a series of autonomous floating spheres, that interact with visitors and the space on their own.

17 of the world's most overlooked islands

Let's be honest: Islands are rarely a hard sell, but some of these pretty places for always-needed indulgence get a little more love than others.


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.


Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women's basketball to a safari show and a parenting program.


BRIEF-Agrium Q2 adjusted EPS $4.09

* Qtrly retail sales were $5.7 billion versus $5.8 billion in Q2 2016


UPDATE 1-Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women's basketball to a safari show and a parenting program.


Facebook to launch redesign of video tab, called 'Watch'

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it plans to redesign how people watch videos on the world's largest social network and it announced plans for a slate of new exclusive shows covering subjects such as sports, travel and cooking.

Cillizza: Trump just picked a dumb fight with McConnell

Even as the Trump White House continues to calibrate the right response to the news that North Korea may have miniaturized a nuclear weapon, President Donald Trump started a very public fight with the most powerful Republican in the Senate.

This state just made it illegal for the boss to call you in to work at the last minute


Islamic State threatens new attacks in Iran in video

(Reuters) - Islamic State issued a video on Wednesday threatening new attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran and calling on young Iranians to rise up and launch jihad in their country.


BRIEF-Kelt Exploration posts qtrly adjusted FFO per share c$0.14

* Kelt reports financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017

World's most popular spots, according to Instagram


BRIEF-NCS Multistage Holdings reports Q2 adjusted loss per share $0.09

* NCS Multistage Holdings Inc announces second quarter 2017 results

Did Trump just torpedo Tillerson's diplomatic efforts?

President Donald Trump's blunt threat to North Korea that it could face the United States' "fire and fury" could undermine work the rest of his Cabinet has been doing to defuse growing tensions in Asia.

Doping (Sports)

Sports of The Times: Justin Gatlin Is an Athlete of His Time, Not a Villain

Fans showered Gatlin with boos after he ruined Usain Bolt’s farewell race, but the outrage edges toward the absurd.


BRIEF-Jazz Pharmaceuticals Q2 adjusted earnings per share $2.56

* Jazz Pharmaceuticals announces second quarter 2017 financial results


Free Alaskan Salmon: Just Bring a Net and Expect a Crowd

Amateurs pack the shores of the Kenai River, perhaps the most colorful, and contentious, fishing spot in America.

Sinead O'Connor posts tearful video about being mentally ill

A tearful, profanity-laced video of Sinead O'Connor discussing her mental illness has fans worried about the singer.


Exclusive: British banks' turnaround plans frustrated by U.S. justice delays

LONDON (Reuters) - Legal and investigative delays at the U.S. Department of Justice are thwarting efforts by three of Britain's biggest banks to rehabilitate themselves after the global financial crash and other problems, the banks' chief executives have said.


BRIEF-Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc says Q2 adjusted FFO per share $0.59

* Qtrly ‍same-property revpar decreased 1.4% compared to Q2 of 2016 to $166.18​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

United States Politics and Government

Right and Left React to the Justice Dept.’s Moves on Affirmative Action

Writers from across the political spectrum weigh in on the news that the government may investigate college admissions programs that some say are discriminatory.


UPDATE 1-Paysafe reports 17.3 percent jump in H1 adjusted core earnings

Aug 8 (Reuters) - Payments processing company Paysafe Group said first-half adjusted core earnings rose 17.3 percent, as more people used the company's prepaid digital wallets to make payments.


CORRECTED-Paysafe reports 17.3 percent jump in H1 adjusted core earnings

Aug 8 (Reuters) - Payments processing company Paysafe Group said adjusted core earnings rose 17.3 percent, as more people used the company's prepaid digital wallets to make payments.


BRIEF-LendingClub Corp reports qtrly adjusted loss/shr of $0.01

* LendingClub reports second quarter and full year 2017 results

Chuck Norris endorses ex-Alabama Chief Justice Moore for US Senate

Actor and martial artist Chuck Norris has endorsed former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in next week's primary election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat.


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)

Happy and beautiful: Meet one of world's happiest countries

There aren't many countries where you can visit thermal springs and glaciers on the same day.


Justice Department resumes effort to improve forensic testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is reviving efforts that first started under the Obama administration to develop uniform standards governing what forensic experts are permitted to say during criminal trials.


Hearst invests in emerging markets streaming video provider

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. media company Hearst Communications Inc led a $133 million investment in iflix, the Malaysian provider of streaming video said on Monday.

Jay-Z recasts 'Friends' in new video

Artist Jay-Z drops a music video for his song "Moonlight," which includes a cast of famous comedians.


UPDATE 1-Online lender OnDeck posts surprise quarterly adjusted profit

Aug 7 (Reuters) - Online lender OnDeck Capital posted a surprise quarterly adjusted profit on Monday, driven by lower costs and higher interest income.

Rosenstein, Rod J

Reporters Not Being Pursued in Leak Investigations, Justice Dept. Says

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, clarified the department’s position two days after he declined to answer the question at a news conference.


A Heat Wave in Europe: Just Call It Lucifer

Temperatures in parts of the Continent have soared to record highs, causing at least two deaths, kindling wildfires and driving tempers through the roof.


Military Base Attacked in Venezuela as Video Calls for Rebellion

The government said it had repelled an assault on a military base that came around the same time as armed men in uniforms urged a revolt.


U.S. Justice Department not looking to charge journalists for leaks: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the top officials at the U.S. Justice Department said Sunday that the agency's heightened focus on policing leaks of classified information is not intended to put journalists in legal jeopardy.


Venezuelan men in military uniform say launching uprising: video

CARACAS (Reuters) - A video circulating on Sunday showed group of men in military uniform saying they were launching an uprising in the city of Valencia to restore democracy in Venezuela.

Colleges and Universities

Judge Drops Rape Case Against U.S.C. Student, Citing Video Evidence

Citing video of an intoxicated woman leading the student into her dorm, a judge said it was a “very strong indication” she had initiated the encounter.


Athletics: Heptathlete Rodriguez beats personal best three times in high jump

LONDON (Reuters) - Cuban heptathlete Yorgelis Rodriguez enjoyed a memorable morning at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as she broke her personal best three times in the high jump.


BRIEF-RBB Bancorp posts Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.40

* Qtrly net interest income before (recapture) provision for loan losses was $14.0 million , a 9.45 pct decrease from Q2 of 2016


That Decisive Moment: Surprise Fireworks: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Steve Reich's "Drumming," Brahms's Double Concerto and the soprano Gundula Janowitz are among the highlights.


MLS set to introduce video review technology this weekend

(Reuters) - Major League Soccer will embark on a new era this weekend with the introduction of a video review system - Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) - across all matches.

Dunkin' Donuts may rebrand as just Dunkin'


BRIEF-Power Corporation Of Canada qtrly ‍adjusted earnings/share $0.86​

* Power Corporation reports second quarter and six-month financial results and dividends

Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

Video of Drive-By Cat Killings Prompts Arrest in Saudi Arabia

The Snapchat recording caused social media outrage, and the family of the man believed to have made it has reportedly been offered police protection.


Davis Cup singles to remain best-of-five set affairs

(Reuters) - Davis Cup singles matches will continue to be decided over the best-of-five sets after a proposal to shorten the contests failed to achieve the required mandate, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Friday.


Japan police scrutinize wreckage after blaze at world's largest fish market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police and fire investigators sifted through the charred wreckage of parts of the world's largest fish market, a day after fire tore through seven buildings at the popular Tokyo tourist site.

United States Politics and Government

Justice Dept., Under Siege From Trump, Plows Ahead With His Agenda

Even as the department has been the subject of President Trump’s rage, Jeff Sessions and Rod J. Rosenstein are quietly and powerfully at work.

Trump, Jim Justice, N.F.L.: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Rhode Island just made community college free

Politics and Government

Parody Video Mocks Turkmenistan’s Leader as an Action Hero

He wanted to show his proficiency with guns and knives, but opponents recut government propaganda with scenes from an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.


BRIEF-CBL & Associates Q2 adjusted FFO per share $0.50

* CBL & Associates Properties reports results for second quarter 2017


U.S. Justice Department to cities: Focus on crime committed by illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. cities that refuse to step up efforts to focus on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants will not be allowed to participate in a new crime reduction training program unveiled earlier this year by the Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.

Stand inside the world's largest bat colony

'Detroit' attacks racial injustice through intense history

Intense and disturbing, "Detroit" aspires to present-day relevance by chronicling a tale of racial injustice that's a half-century old. Yet the line drawn from those harrowing events to today is partially muddled by a misplaced focus, dwelling on a night of brutal police violence but shortchanging its equally significant aftermath.


Tokyo firefighters battle blaze at world's biggest fish market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Dozens of Tokyo firefighters were battling a blaze on Thursday at the world's largest fish market and one of the capital's most popular tourist sites, as grey smoke billowed over the city.

Cillizza: Trump just keeps lying

On Wednesday, the White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump told two lies.


BRIEF-Church & Dwight Co reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.41 excluding items

* Q2 earnings per share view $0.39 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S


BRIEF-Quintiles IMS Holdings reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share $1.09

* Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc says full-year guidance reaffirmed for revenue and adjusted EBITDA and raised for adjusted diluted EPS


BRIEF-MSCI reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.95

* MSCI reports financial results for second quarter and six months 2017

Her elevator fell 75 floors in world's longest free fall

In this #TBT, meet elevator operator Betty Lou Oliver, who holds the record for surviving the longest elevator free fall in 1945.


BRIEF-New Senior Investment Group Q2 adjusted FFO per share $0.27

* New Senior Investment Group Inc qtrly ‍total noi decreased 4.0% to $55.6 million compared to $57.9 million for 2q 2016​


BRIEF-Teekay Corp reports Q2 adjusted loss per share of $0.44

* Quarterly consolidated GAAP net loss attributable to shareholders of Teekay $0.93 per share

Colleges and Universities

Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions

The Justice Department said it is gearing up to investigate a complaint by Asian-Americans about a college’s affirmative action admissions practices.


BRIEF-Kennametal Q4 adjusted earnings per share $0.56

* Kennametal announces fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 results; provides fiscal 2018 outlook


BRIEF-Healthcare Realty Q2 adjusted FFO per share $0.39

* Healthcare realty trust reports results for the second quarter


Rights groups assail Justice Department over college race probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Civil rights groups slammed the Trump administration on Wednesday over a U.S. Justice Department plan to probe whether colleges' racial-preference admissions programs discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants.


BRIEF-Park Hotels & Resorts Q2 adjusted FFO per share $0.81

* Park Hotels & Resorts Inc reports second quarter 2017 results


Face-to-face therapy best to treat binge eating disorder

(Reuters Health) - - People should opt for face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy if they're looking for the fastest way to address their binge eating disorder, suggests a new study from Germany.

Baltimore says it has video of another cop planting evidence

Baltimore police body camera videos show "multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence," according to the Baltimore City Office of the Public Defender, the second such instance of alleged misconduct caught on tape in recent weeks.


More video emerges of suspected drug planting by Baltimore police

(Reuters) - The Baltimore public defender's office has obtained body camera videos it said showed several police officers planting drugs in a man's car during a traffic stop, the second such episode to emerge from the city in as many weeks.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Baltimore Drops Dozens of Cases After Video Casts Doubt on Officers

The cases relied on testimony from officers seen in a video that appeared to show one of them planting evidence at a crime scene.


BRIEF-Summit Materials Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.48

* Q2 revenue $478.4 million versus i/b/e/s view $475.4 million

Department of Justice, Christopher Wray, the Dow: Your Wednesday Briefing

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


Justice Department to probe affirmative action in college admissions: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is planning to investigate and possibly sue universities over admissions policies that discriminate against white applicants, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a department document.

Justice Department

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities deemed to have discriminated against whites, a document says.

Trump: Boy Scouts leader thanked me for speech, said it was best ever

According to a Wall Street Journal interview transcript obtained by Politico, President Donald Trump claimed the leader of the Boy Scouts called him to thank him for his Jamboree speech, telling him it was "the greatest speech that was ever made to them."


BRIEF-Aegion Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.33

* Aegion Corporation reports 2017 second quarter financial results


Exclusive: Former Justice Department official joins Mueller team

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.


BRIEF-Valvoline Q3 adjusted earnings per share $0.34

* Valvoline Inc. reports third quarter fiscal 2017 results in line with guidance


Senate Democrat Ron Wyden demands Justice Dept release new crime reduction policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Senate Democrat on Tuesday accused U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions of concealing policy recommendations that could change how the Justice Department enforces laws on illegal immigration, drug trafficking and violent crime.

Paul Ryan rides horse in new border wall video

House Speaker Paul Ryan has released a video showing himself in a helicopter with Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents in an attempt to shift more focus to an appropriation bill that passed, which includes money for President Trump's proposed border wall.


A Graveyard? She’s Danced There. Just Check Instagram.

Marlee Grace’s Instagram feed is a trove of short videos documenting her daily movement practice.


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"‍​


BRIEF-Extended Stay America reports Q2 adjusted EPS of $0.31

* Full year 2017 updated revenues outlook $1.28 billion to $1.30 billion


BRIEF-Government Properties Income Trust Q2 adjusted FFO per share $0.60

* Government Properties Income Trust announces second quarter 2017 results


BRIEF-Phillips 66 Q2 adjusted earnings per share $1.09

* Phillips 66 reports second-quarter earnings of $550 million or $1.06 per share

1,621-foot pedestrian suspension bridge is world's longest

The newly opened Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world spanning 1,621 feet (494 meters) according to Zermatt Tourism.


Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

LONDON (Reuters) - Mo Farah will bring down the curtain on his championship career with a bid for yet another distance double in London but, despite his unmatchable palmares, the Briton still finds himself fighting for appreciation in some quarters.


BRIEF-Vixs Systems obtains final order of Ontario Superior Court of Justice

* Obtained final order of ontario superior court of justice approving previously announced proposed acquisition by Pixelworks Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-Ichor holdings Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.60

* Ichor Holdings, Ltd. announces preliminary unaudited revenue and earnings for second quarter and guidance for third quarter of fiscal year 2017


Gatlin feeling like the Justin who won world titles

(Reuters) - As Justin Gatlin prepares to meet Usain Bolt for the 10th time in their 100 meters rivalry, the American says he is feeling like the old Justin when he too was an Olympic and world champion.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Journal: Homelessness, Poverty and Injustice: Touring Hong Kong’s Darker Side

As other tourists flock to wealthy shopping districts, some learn from guides about Hong Kong’s underpaid domestic workers and volatile politics.


BRIEF-Excellon Resources Inc reports qtrly adjusted loss per share basic $0.03

* Qtrly production of 289,566 ageq ounces versus 368,568 ageq ounces

World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens

Spanning an awesome 1621 feet and rising as high as 279 feet, the newly opened Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland has broken the record for the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge, according to Zermatt Tourism. The bridge offers hikers views of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps.


BRIEF-Enpro Industries reports Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.46/shr

* Enpro Industries reports results for the second quarter of 2017

The best cruises for wellness and good health

More cruise lines now have a wellness mindset. They're offering healthier cuisine, Zen-inspired spa suites and challenging fitness classes.

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

Sidebar: On Justice Ginsburg’s Summer Docket: Blunt Talk on Big Cases

The most outspoken member of the Supreme Court avoided talking about President Trump, a subject that caused her grief last year, but remained candid in discussing the court.


Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 3: The Queen’s Justice

On Sunday, Cersei received her gift and was the hub connecting the various spokes of the episode.


Dressel matches Phelps and helps U.S. to best world medals haul

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Caeleb Dressel of the United States heralded a new erain world swimming when he equaled the great Michael Phelps's feat of seven golds at a single world championships as the 17th edition closed on Sunday.


Bomber kills 14 in northeast Nigeria, kidnapped oil team appear in video

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 14 people in northeast Nigeria, the state emergency agency said on Saturday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, days after a resurgence in the jihadist group's activities prompted a shift in military tactics.

Simone Biles tweets dazed post-surgery video

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is making the world smile once again with a new Twitter video after getting her wisdom teeth removed.

Social Media

Noted: Keeping Up, on Camera, Is No Longer Just for the Kardashians

A growing number of entrepreneurs are turning their lives into do-it-yourself reality shows, hiring videographers to document their every move.

World's latest gold rush is an Italian affair

Dario Zanetti squints into his black plastic pan, tilting it into the sun. There are three tiny yellow specks, and a slightly larger one, the size of a small bread crumb.

9 fall unconscious while in video-game truck

Fire crews responding to a call about an unconscious child at a birthday party soon found themselves dealing with a much bigger emergency: Nine people, most of them children, sick or unconscious with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.


Lonely? Volunteering just two hours a week may help

(Reuters Health) - Volunteering at least two hours a week may go a long way toward helping to ease feelings of loneliness and social isolation, a study of recent widows suggests.

Classical Music

That Decisive Moment: Rhythmic Bite: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

The pianist Conrad Tao, Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" and Wagner are among the highlights.


BRIEF-Facebook Inc says redesigning insights for video re-shares

* Facebook Inc says redesigning insights for video re-shares; making some updates to re-share metrics Source text: ( Further company coverage:


UPDATE 2-American Airlines revenue, adjusted profit beats forecasts

July 28 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc on Friday reported quarterly revenue and adjusted profit that beat analyst projections, helped by strong passenger demand and improving average fares.

This new Rolls-Royce costs just $460,000

Rolls-Royce unveiled an all-new Phantom, the first full revamp since 2003. For a starting price of $460,000, you get the kind of luxury and grandeur found almost nowhere else on the market.

The world's best airport is about to get even better

Singapore Changi Airport -- already regularly voted the best airport in the world -- is about to get even better.


BRIEF-Flowserve Corporation qtrly ‍adjusted EPS was $0.22

* Flowserve Corp - ‍backlog at June 30, 2017 was $2.1 billion, up 12.4% and 1.5% versus 2016 year-end, and prior year Q2, respectively​


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.


Justin Wilson's death justifies F1 'halo', says Vettel

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The 2015 death of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson is reason enough for Formula One to introduce the 'halo' cockpit protection system, Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday.


Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest: Forbes

(Reuters) - Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company's meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $90.6 billion, Forbes reported.

Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest person


Injured photographer calls Justin Bieber a 'good kid' after accident

(Reuters) - Justin Bieber accidentally hit a photographer with his truck after leaving a Beverly Hills church service, and the singer got out to help the man while waiting for emergency services to arrive.


U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers

(Reuters) - The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue.

Civil Rights and Liberties

Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace

The unusual brief came in a Long Island case that could prove to be a test of whether federal anti-discrimination laws should be extended to gay workers.


Just 5 percent approve of Brazilian leader Temer's government: poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The approval rating for Brazilian President Michel Temer's government has fallen to just 5 percent and 87 percent of those asked say they do not trust the corruption-plagued leader, according to a survey released by pollster Ibope on Thursday.


Video of Shark, Seemingly Bound and Dragged by a Boat, Under Investigation

Florida officials are looking into the video, which was posted on Instagram, but it remains unclear exactly what the creature was, whether it was alive and where the video was taken.

Justin Bieber hit paparazzo with truck, police say

Pop star Justin Bieber has hit a paparazzo with his truck while leaving an event in Beverly Hills, according to police.


BRIEF-The New York Times Company says Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.18

* The New York Times Company reports 2017 second-quarter results


BRIEF-ADP Q4 adjusted EPS $0.66 from continuing operations

* ADP reports fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 results; provides fiscal 2018 outlook


UPDATE 1-Takeaway website Just Eat to work more with branded restaurant chains

* Shares fall (Adds detail, CEO, analyst comments, updates shares)

Justin Bieber hits paparazzo with car, police say

Singer Justin Bieber struck a paparazzo with his truck while trying to drive away from an event in Beverly Hills Wednesday night, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Video of shark dragged by boat sparks outrage

Florida wildlife officials are investigating a video posted Monday that shows a shark being dragged behind a high-speed boat.


BRIEF-Canfor reports Q2 adjusted earnings per share C$0.78

* Q2 earnings per share view C$0.54 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S


Prosecutors plan video depositions in Texas truck death case

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are planning video depositions of witnesses ahead of the trial of a man charged with driving a truck packed with illegal immigrants in Texas, where 10 people died from sweltering heat, court documents on Wednesday showed.


BRIEF-Kite Realty Group Trust Q2 adjusted FFO per share $0.54

* Kite Realty Group Trust reports second quarter 2017 operating results

The best things to do in Brooklyn's Coney Island

Coney Island, Brooklyn, is as synonymous with summer as popsicles and fireworks.