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Young Voices on a Targeted Island: ‘Very Lucky to Be From Guam’

While Guam’s fate may be decided by distant world leaders, its future lies in much younger, more local hands. Here’s what some of them have to say.


Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91

Mr. Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin’s comedy partner but went on to a major solo career with films like “The Bellboy” and “The Nutty Professor.”


Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.


Diesel still needed to meet climate goals, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Sunday against a swift abandonment of diesel cars after a series of emissions scandals, saying the fuel is still needed if climate change targets are to be met.


Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91, Variety reports

(Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the comedic legend who teamed up with Dean Martin and before starring in his own series of slapstick movies during the 1950s, died at his Las Vegas home at age 91, Variety and other news outlets reported on Sunday.


Three Lebanese soldiers killed in landmine along border with Syria: security source

AMMAN (Reuters) - Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one was critically wounded on Sunday when their armoured vehicle hit a landmine in an area along the Lebanese-Syrian border, a security source said.


Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

(Reuters) - Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said.


Cycling: Meares coach West dies aged 57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Gary West, the coach who guided Anna Meares to gold at the 2012 London Olympics, has died at the age of 57, Cycling Australia said on Sunday.


Comedian Dick Gregory, active in U.S. civil rights movement, dies at age 84

(Reuters) - Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son said on social media on Saturday.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle

A black satirist who gave white audiences a deeper feel for the nation’s shameful racial history.

Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dies

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at the age of 84, his son said on Gregory's official social media pages. Dick Gregory died in Washington, Christian Gregory said, without giving details.


New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick

About 80 people, including Frank Serpico, gathered in Brooklyn to show solidarity for the former San Francisco 49ers player who refused to stand during the national anthem.

Thomas Jefferson's kin: Confederate statues belong elsewhere

Thompson, Stuart J.

Stuart J. Thompson, Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Dies at 62

Mr. Thompson, whose productions were nominated for 20 Tony Awards and won six, helped mount hits like “The Book of Mormon.” “He elevated me,” said Patti LuPone.

Finland stabbings being treated as terror attack

Stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku that left two people dead and injured eight others are being treated as acts of terror, Finland Police said.

Within hours of being fired, Trump's former chief strategist gets his old job back at far-right news site


To Hit a Passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: A Linebacker’s Two Sides

The Giants’ linebacker has created a vibrant book club on Instagram, drawing fans and fellow readers.


Sunday Routine: How Michael Strahan, Television Host, Spends His Sundays

Mr. Strahan is enjoying his last few idle Sundays — strolling in Central Park and driving in New Jersey — before he resumes his gig with “Fox N.F.L. Sunday.”


British television entertainer Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran British television presenter and entertainer Bruce Forsyth, who appeared for decades on a string of Saturday night primetime shows, has died at the age of 89, the BBC reported on Friday.


Six South Korean soldiers hurt, seventh dies in training session, army official says

SEOUL (Reuters) - An explosion during an artillery exercise on Friday injured six South Korean soldiers and killed a seventh, a South Korean army official told Reuters.


Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes north of Ascension Island: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck on Friday in the South Atlantic Ocean about 790 km (490 miles) north of Ascension Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


UPDATE 1-Brazil to ask for WTO panel on Bombardier subsidies

BRASILIA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Brazil will ask the World Trade Organization on Friday to set up a dispute settlement panel to rule on its complaint that Canada has hurt Brazil's commercial jet industry by subsidizing CSeries planes made by Bombardier Inc, the foreign ministry said.


Art Review: Editta Sherman’s Long Reign as ‘The Duchess of Carnegie Hall’

Royalty photographs royalty in an exhibition of portraits by Ms. Sherman at the New-York Historical Society.


Long-term gum disease linked to Alzheimer's disease

(Reuters Health) - Chronic gum inflammation, known as periodontitis, is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Taiwan report.

Birkerts, Gunnar

Gunnar Birkerts, Architect, Dies at 92; Gave Shape to the Unexpected

The Latvian-born Mr. Birkerts was inspired by Scandinavian masters of Modernism.


Nearly 100 percent chance of cyclone east of Windward Islands: NHC

(Reuters) - A low pressure system located several hundred miles east of the


RPT-Golden Ocean to move some vessels from spot market to longer contracts

OSLO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Dry bulk shipper Golden Ocean's Chief Executive Birgitte Vartdal made the following remarks during the company's second-quarter earnings presentation on Thursday:


Golden Ocean to move some vessels from spot market to longer contracts

OSLO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Dry bulk shipper Golden Ocean's Chief Executive Birgitte Vartdal made the following remarks during the company's second-quarter earnings presentation on Thursday:


BRIEF-Premier concludes previous statements in qtrly reports on form 10-Q for qtrs ended Dec 31,2016 and March 31, should no longer be relied upon​​

* Premier - on aug 15 ‍concluded previous statements in qtrly reports on form 10-q for qtrs ended dec 31,2016 & march 31, should no longer be relied upon​​


UPDATE 3-Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car in strategic shift

* Increases planned eco-friendly product range with 3 plug-ins


Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car in strategic shift

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it was placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy - one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla and other rivals.

Transgender and Transsexuals

Texas Bathroom Bill Dies Again, Raising Republican Acrimony

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style bill to restrict transgender bathroom use failed to pass the Legislature during a contentious special session.

How much longer can decent people serve in Trump's cabinet?

President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants in the Charlottesville neo-Nazi march were "very fine people."


Judy Murray tells of long battle to tennis success

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades.


BRIEF-Pulse Beverage acquires distribution coverage in Long Island for Pulse Natural Cabana products

* Pulse Beverage acquires distribution coverage in Long Island, New York for their Pulse Natural Cabana lemonades, limeades and coconut waters Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-CBRE Group, Kahua enter into long-term, global agreement

* CBRE Group, Inc and Kahua enter into a long-term, global agreement


Philippine police kills 32 in drugs war's bloodiest day

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital, Manila, in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs.


UPDATE 2-Australia's Woodside cashed up for long-term growth as profit soars

* Woodside eyes increased Scarborough stake (Adds CEO, analyst comments)

Ana Navarro to Republicans: What the hell took you so long?

During "CNN Tonight" with Don Lemon, commentator Ana Navarro spoke directly to President Donald Trump, telling him that unless he can represent all Americans he should not be President.


Texas 'bathroom bill' dies in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear to have died on Tuesday as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session.


BRIEF-Edmonton awards New Flyer a contract for 110 clean diesel buses

* Edmonton awards New Flyer a contract for 110 clean diesel buses


USADA bans Goodwin but 49ers receiver says has quit long jump

(Reuters) - Former long jumper Marquise Goodwin, who is now a wide receiver for the San Francsico 49ers, was handed a one-year ban by USADA on Tuesday for not providing his whereabouts for drug testing but the NFL player said he no longer competes in athletics.

Cameras show child being dragged at school

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


Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria: Israeli TV

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli television report said on Tuesday that Iran is building a facility in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, and showed satellite images it said were of the site under construction.


Oia Journal: Galicia’s Wild Horse Roundup Runs Headlong Into Modernity

The age-old practice in which ranchers in northwestern Spain corral the free-roaming animals is now under threat from activists and regulation.


Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as rescue operations continued and morgues struggled to find space for all the dead.


Nearly 400 bodies uncovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday.

Body builder dies eating high-protein diet

Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, was found unconscious on June 19 in her Mandurah, Western Australia, apartment, according to CNN affiliate Australia News 7. Days later, Hefford was pronounced dead. Only after her death did her family learn that Hefford, the mother of a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, had a rare genetic disorder that prevented her body from properly metabolizing her high-protein diet.

What could happen if Trump ends key health care subsidies


Baby girl 'teargassed, beaten by Kenyan police' dies: doctor

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - A six-month-old girl has died in Kenya, her doctor told Reuters on Tuesday, after her parents said she was teargassed and clubbed by police in a security crackdown after last week's disputed election.


U.S. longer-dated bond net shorts hit five-week high -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish on them grew to its highest in five weeks, JPMorgan's latest client survey showed on Tuesday. Benchmark Treasury yields fell to six-week lows last week due to safe-haven buying spurred by fears of an imminent military showdown between the United States and North Korea over the latter's goal to target the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons. Since the weekend,


German green group to pursue diesel bans as agreed steps inadequate

BERLIN (Reuters) - German efforts to overcome a diesel scandal were dealt a blow on Tuesday after prosecutors widened a Volkswagen probe and a key environmental group said steps proposed by automakers to cut pollution remained inadequate.


BRIEF-Wabco enters into new long-term agreement with a major global manufacturer of trucks and buses

* Wabco enters into new long-term agreement with a major global manufacturer of trucks and buses; wins its largest order ever for supply of its breakthrough modular braking system platform

Persian Gulf War

On a Kuwaiti Island, Relics of the Gulf War

Step onto Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf, which was seized by Iraqi forces during the invasion of Kuwait. Bullet-riddled and abandoned buildings mark this remnant of the gulf war.


270 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: mayor

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the mayor said on Tuesday.


Cycling: Australian former Olympic champion Wooldridge dies

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, a former Olympic and world champion, has died at the age of 39.


‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone

Survivors in Freetown, the capital, resorted to stacking bodies on soccer fields, after heavy rain and mudslides killed as many as 200 people.


‘Deadpool 2’ Stuntwoman Dies in Motorcycle Accident on Set

The superhero sequel was filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the police department confirmed the death and said it would investigate the incident.


UPDATE 3-Back from holiday, Merkel shifts gear on diesel

* Tax breaks to remain in place for now (Adds comment from Volkswagen)

Stunt driver dies on 'Deadpool 2' set

A female stunt person has died while performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of "Deadpool 2," according to a statement from the Vancouver police.

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles, Football Coach Who Put Arkansas on Map, Dies at 92

Broyles led the Razorbacks to a national title and, as athletic director, lifted Arkansas in basketball and track.


Can drinking a little bit help you live longer?

(Reuters Health) - Having a little wine or beer to unwind most days may help lower the odds of a premature death as long as that drink or two doesn’t routinely turn into more, a new study confirms.


Female stunt driver dies on Vancouver set of 'Deadpool 2'

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A female stunt driver has died on the set of  “Deadpool 2” in downtown Vancouver during the filming of a stunt on a motorcycle, Vancouver police said on Monday.


Novum completes first sale of imported diesel to Mexican retailer

MEXICO CITY, Aug 14 (Reuters) - U.S.-based trading firm Novum Energy has completed its first sale of imported ultra-low sulfur diesel to a fuel retailer based in Mexico, the company said on Monday.


Back from holiday, Merkel shifts gear on diesel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany must eventually follow other European countries in banning new diesel cars from the roads, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, conceding for the first time that diesel's days were numbered in the wake of the emissions scandals.


NHC sees 20 percent chance of cyclone near Cape Verde Islands

(Reuters) - A broad trough of low pressure southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

The Caribbean island of green rum


Taiwan says Chinese aircraft conduct more drills near island

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese military aircraft conducted a third day of training near Taiwan on Monday after doing close flybys of the island over the weekend, Taiwan's Ministry of Defense said.

Bologna, Joseph

Joseph Bologna, Onscreen Tough Guy With a Sense of Humor, Dies at 82

Mr. Bologna couldn’t seem to resist writing and playing sensitive male characters in films like “Lovers and Other Strangers” and “Made for Each Other.”

Economic Conditions and Trends

Japan’s Economy Grows Again, in Longest Streak in 11 Years

An uptick in domestic consumer and business spending suggests a rising optimism that the good times will continue. Government spending helped, too.


RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-After a long drought, bear market funds attract buyers

NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Bearish stock investors are slowly coming out of hibernation, as money has begun to move into funds that aim to profit when markets dive.


Energy hedge funds look to spreads, margins as long bets flail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the oil-trading community, the fall of hedge fund manager Andy Hall signaled a heavy blow, but while commodity funds continue to shutter their doors, some are finding other...


Taiwan says Chinese aircraft fly around island in weekend of drills

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese military aircraft carried out two rounds of drills around Taiwan at the weekend, flying past its southern tip and then around its north near Japan, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said.


Quake of magnitude 6.5 strikes off Indonesian island of Sumatra: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck west of Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.


Long Island Football Player Dies After Being Hit by 400-Pound Log

A 16-year-old participating in a summer training camp was hoisting a large log overhead with four other boys when the log fell.


Minutes from missiles, Guam islanders get to grips with uncertain fate

GUAM (Reuters) - Fourteen minutes is not long to prepare for a potential catastrophe. That's the estimated time taken from a launch of a mid-range ballistic missile in North Korea until impact on Guam, where residents seem resigned to the belief that their fate is out of their control.


Trump says was being 'sarcastic' in thanking Putin for embassy staff cuts

BEDMINSTER, NJ (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was being sarcastic when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the United States money by ordering cuts in U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia.


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.


UPDATE 2-BRF readies Brazil discount brand after antitrust ban lifted

SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Brazilian food processor BRF SA will introduce a discount brand in its home market, executives said on Friday, as the end of antitrust restrictions in July allows it to target a niche that has grown during the country's recession.


Reese wins fourth long jump world title

LONDON (Reuters) - American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only six centimeters separated the top four competitors.

Congressional leaders say they're being left in the dark

Several key congressional leaders say they have yet to hear from the White House on the administration's North Korea strategy as President Donald Trump has ratcheted up his rhetoric threatening "fire and fury" against Pyongyang.


Trump being 'sarcastic' when thanked Putin for cutting U.S. diplomats: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was being "sarcastic" when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the United States money by ordering cuts in U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, NBC News reported, citing the White House spokeswoman.

Morawetz, Cathleen S (1923-2017)

Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94

In one case, Dr. Morawetz’s work helped aerospace engineers minimize shock waves around the wings of airplanes flying below the speed of sound.


German politicians and carmakers to hold second diesel summit

BERLIN, Aug 11 (Reuters) - German politicians and car company bosses will hold a second diesel summit after they agreed at a first meeting to overhaul engine software on 5.3 million diesel cars, a government spokesman said on Friday, though he did not name a date.


Under the Stars and Quilts, With Randalls Island as Her Stage

For her newest performance project, the dance artist Emily Johnson will gather 300 people for an all-night event.


Golf: Kisner takes two-shot lead with early second-round birdies

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kevin Kisner birdied two of his first three holes to reach six under par, snapping a tie with overnight co-leader Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark as the second round of the PGA Championship got underway on Friday.


Brazil's BRF readies discount brand as antitrust restrictions end

SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Brazilian food processor BRF SA will launch a discount brand aimed at the domestic market, executives said on a Friday conference call to discuss second-quarter results.


BRIEF-Enservco enters into long-term credit agreement with East West Bank

* Enservco enters into long-term credit agreement with East West Bank

What's Merkel's big secret? Being Angela Merkel

Political upset and change -- the twin themes dominating Western politics of late -- have led to Britain's voting to leave the EU, the election of Donald Trump and, most recently, in Emmanuel Macron's ascendancy to the Elysée Palace in France.


Turkey says taking necessary measures along border with Syria's Idlib

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is taking necessary measures along its 150 km (90 mile) border with the Syrian province of Idlib, where jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate have taken control, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.


After a long drought, bear market funds attract buyers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bearish stock investors are slowly coming out of hibernation, as money has begun to move into funds that aim to profit when markets dive.


British police say fire at Oxford Circus station not being treated as suspicious

LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating reports of a fire at London's Oxford Circus underground station on Friday said that the incident was not being treated as suspicious.


Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Philippine island of Luzon, jolts buildings

MANILA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines' northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.

Bodies of missing students may be in this car, police say

A car which plunged 500 feet (152 meters) off a cliff into a raging river may contain the bodies of two missing Thai students.


New York-area high-school football player dies during training

(Reuters) - A high-school football player on New York's Long Island was killed on Thursday when he was struck in the head by a log his teammates were carrying on the field during a conditioning drill, police said.

Gottfried, Arlene

Arlene Gottfried, Photographer Who Found the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, Dies at 66

She roamed the streets of New York, camera in hand, finding opportunity at every corner.


Keystone XL opponents vow long fight as Nebraska hearing concludes

LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline vowed on Thursday to block construction of the controversial project if Nebraska regulators approve the proposed route later this year.


Welcome to the N.F.L.’s Luxury Camp in the Mountains

At training camp at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, the Houston Texans are enjoying cooler weather — and the amenities aren’t bad, either.


KeystoneXL opponents vow long fight as Nebraska hearing concludes

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug 10 (Reuters) - Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline vowed on Thursday to block construction of the controversial project if Nebraska regulators approve the proposed route later this year.


Woman fired after being pregnant at wedding may sue NYC synagogue

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan Jewish congregation known as the oldest in the United States must face a lawsuit claiming it illegally fired a employee after learning she was 19 weeks pregnant when she married, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.


UPDATE 1-Woman fired after being pregnant at wedding may sue NYC synagogue

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - A Manhattan Jewish congregation known as the oldest in the United States must face a lawsuit claiming it illegally fired a employee after learning she was 19 weeks pregnant when she married, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.


Taylor Swift says DJ subjected her to long, 'horrifying' grope

DENVER (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a "very long" and "intentional" grope by a Colorado disc jockey who appeared to be drunk during a photo session four years ago.


Taylor Swift says DJ subjected her to very long, intentional grope

DENVER (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a "very long" and "intentional" grope by a Colorado disc jockey during a photo session four years ago.


Ford says it is cooperating in German diesel investigation

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ford said German motor authorities were investigating a diesel-engined model of its mid-sized Mondeo car, adding that none of its cars was equipped with illegal emissions cheating software.


UPDATE 1-Ford says it is cooperating in German diesel investigation

BERLIN, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Ford said German motor authorities were investigating a diesel-engined model of its mid-sized Mondeo car, adding that none of its cars was equipped with illegal emissions cheating software.

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.


Militants trapped in Raqqa center but Syrian Kurd commander sees long battle

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months.

Teenage Pregnancy

Programs That Fight Teenage Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut

The Trump administration questions the impact of the programs, but teenagers say they learn to say no to sex, or at least to unsafe sex.

Neurotic? Good news: You might live longer

To some people, the word "neurotic" can conjure images of a certain type of psychotherapy: Woody Allen types splayed out on long divans, with Freudian therapists sitting coolly behind them, asking vague questions about Oedipal complexes.


Florida orders Orlando daycare centers shut after boy dies in van

(Reuters) - A Florida state regulator on Wednesday ordered the closure of two Orlando daycare centers two days after the death of a three-year-old boy who was left for hours by an employee in a van on a hot day.


Athletics-Klishina leads qualifying for long jump final

LONDON (Reuters) - Darya Klishina led women's long jump qualifying with a leap of 6.66 meters in cold and wet conditions on Wednesday to reach the World Championships final.

Travel and Vacations

Croatian Island Wants Tourists Who Don’t Behave Badly

Once a storied hot spot for celebrities, Hvar is now overrun with rowdy partyers, as bars outnumber art galleries. A mayor wants to change that.


Long wait for captive Yazidis' return spent rebuilding shrine in Iraq's Bashiqa

BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - Yazidi men and boys in the town of Bashiqa north east of Mosul are rebuilding a shrine destroyed by Islamic State as they wait for the return of women from their community taken captive years ago by the jihadists.


Disney's streaming push seen paying off in the long run

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's plan to plunge into a crowded streaming services market, dominated by pioneer Netflix Inc , could bring some initial pain, but the strength of the company's content is expected to help it pull through in the long run.

Opium fuels stalemate in America's longest war

United States Economy

In the Age of Trump, the Dollar No Longer Seems a Sure Thing

Long the ultimate safe haven in the global economy, the U.S. dollar may be losing some status as investors grapple with an uncertain political climate.


Father of Dutch Queen dies of cancer: Royal House

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of the Netherlands' Argentine-born queen Maxima, has died in Buenos Aires of cancer at age 89, the Royal House said on Wednesday.


Country's 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Glen Campbell dies after Alzheimer's battle

(Reuters) - Singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, the "Rhinestone Cowboy" who went on a farewell tour to play hits such as "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle on My Mind" before Alzheimer's disease robbed him of talents, died on Tuesday at the age of 81.

Campbell, Glen

Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81

A sharecropper’s son who became a recording, television and movie star, Mr. Campbell also battled alcohol and drugs and became a public face of Alzheimer’s disease.


Florida boy dies in hot daycare van, worker to face charges

(Reuters) - A three-year-old boy died after being left for hours in a Florida daycare van, and criminal charges are pending against the worker who transported him in the vehicle, officials said on Tuesday.

Glen Campbell dies at 81

Glen Campbell, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, has died, his family announced on Facebook on Tuesday. He was 81.


Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma

RABAT (Reuters) - A protester who fell into a coma after being wounded in protests that have shaken northern Morocco died in hospital on Tuesday, a lawyer and a judicial official said.


Veteran Broadway star Barbara Cook dies at age 89

(Reuters) - Veteran Broadway actress Barbara Cook, known for her prolific career in musicals and cabaret and her soprano vocals, died on Tuesday from respiratory failure, her representative said. She was 89.

Cook, Barbara

Barbara Cook, Broadway Star Who Became a Cabaret Mainstay, Dies at 89

Ms. Cook, a Tony Award-winning leading lady in Broadway musicals of the 1950s and ’60s, grappled with alcoholism and obesity before reinventing herself.


UPDATE 1-VW offers trade-ins up to 10,000 euros in diesel clean-up

* Rebates valid through end of year (Adds executive comment, detail and background)


Spain's Balearic Islands to fine illegal tourist rentals

BARCELONA, Spain Aug 8 (Reuters) - Spain's Balearic Islands will from Tuesday penalise landlords for illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros ($47,228) amid a backlash against the effects of mass tourism across the country.


Factbox: Germany, carmakers agree steps to cut diesel pollution

(Reuters) - German ministers, regional politicians and car executives have agreed a package of measures aimed at cutting inner-city air pollution and averting bans on diesel cars.

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.


EMERGING MARKETS-Shares shrug off China wobble, Rand readies for Zuma vote

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Emerging market shares shrugged off disappointing Chinese trade data on Tuesday that clouded an otherwise bright outlook for global growth, while South Africa’s rand steadied ahead of a no-confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma.


VW to offer diesel owners 5,000 euros to buy new Golf: Bild

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen will knock 5,000 euros ($5,905) off the price of new Golf model cars for buyers trading in an older diesel model, German daily Bild reported on its website, citing no sources.


Mazda announces breakthrough in long-coveted engine technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp unveiled plans for the world's first commercial gasoline engine using compression ignition, placing traditional engines at the center of its strategy days after saying it would develop electric cars with Toyota Motor Corp.


UPDATE 1-Mazda announces breakthrough in long-coveted engine technology

* Says it is first to commercialise compression ignition tech


Actor who wore monster suit to play first Godzilla dies aged 88

TOKYO (Reuters) - The man who dressed in a rubber suit to play the original Godzilla, crashing through Japanese cities and destroying them with swipes of his massive tail, has died at the age of 88, film company Toho said on Tuesday.


Mazda touts new gasoline engine to drive longer-term strategy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp said it would launch a new engine in 2019 that it says would be the world's first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, unveiling a plan that places traditional engines at the center of its longer-term strategy.


Now a tropical storm, Noru rakes Japan's main island

TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Noru raked Japan's main island of Honshu with heavy rains and strong winds on Tuesday, despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, flooding rivers and prompting the evacuation of thousands at one point, but staying well away from Tokyo.


U.S. citizen accused of being agent of foreign influence by Singapore appeals expulsion

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen, whose Singapore permanent residence status was revoked after the government identified him as being an agent of foreign influence, said on Tuesday he had appealed the decision to expel him.


U.S. orangutan Chantek, 'the ape who went to college,' dies at 39

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Chantek, a male orangutan who was among the first apes to learn sign language, could clean his room and memorized the way to a fast-food restaurant, died on Monday at age 39, Zoo Atlanta said.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Don Baylor, Slugging M.V.P. in the American League, Dies at 68

A veteran of six teams, Baylor had a talent for being hit by a pitch — 267 times, in all.

Opinion: Asian-Americans risk being shortsighted on affirmative action

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


Third scout, 11-year-old boy, dies after sailboat hits power line

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - An 11-year-old Boy Scout aboard a sailboat that hit a power line and killed two other boys on an east Texas lake over the weekend died on Monday, a Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman said.

Dutch engineers test 'floating island'


Former AL MVP Don Baylor dies of cancer at age 68

(The Sports Xchange) - Former major league slugger and manager Don Baylor died Monday of cancer. He was 68.


Munich prosecutors also target Audi AG in diesel probe

MUNICH (Reuters) - Munich prosecutors said on Monday that Audi as a corporation had become part of a probe into diesel emissions manipulation that to date has targeted individuals, which could lead to fines or the seizure of profits.

Manus Island (Papua New Guinea)

Asylum Seeker’s Body Is Found on Manus Island, and Police Suspect Suicide

The body of the man, who was said to have mental health issues, was discovered by schoolchildren near an Australian center for refugees awaiting resettlement.


On Facebook, N.F.L. Spouses Share Tips and Harrowing ‘What Ifs’

In an invitation-only group, wives grapple with issues from finding a home in a new city to living with a player’s debilitating concussive injuries.


Former Phillies catcher Daulton dies at 55

(Reuters) - Former Philadelphia Phillies All Star catcher Darren Daulton has died at the age of 55 after battling brain cancer, the team said on Sunday.

Philadelphia Phillies

Darren Daulton, Catcher for the 1993 Pennant-Winning Phillies, Dies at 55

Daulton, a three-time All-Star, was a no-nonsense figure who battled through numerous injuries to become an everyday player.

Track and Field

Betty Cuthbert, Australia’s ‘Golden Girl’ of Track and Field, Dies at 79

Cuthbert burst onto the scene at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, where she became the first Australian to win three gold medals.

Netanyahu, Benjamin

As Netanyahu Investigators Close In, Some Ask: How Long Can He Hold On?

The Israeli police signed a state’s witness agreement with an old ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s in a bribery case. And then there’s his son.

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.

Ty Hardin

Ty Hardin, Star of ‘Bronco’ Western, Dies at 87

In the late 1950s and early ’60s, Mr. Hardin made a name for himself in a TV landscape full of gunslinging heroes.

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Mark White, Texas Governor Who Championed Public Education, Dies at 77

As governor from 1983 to 1987, Mr. White limited class sizes, increased teachers’ pay and required high school athletes to pass their classes.


At least two dead as weakening Typhoon Noru nears main Japanese islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - A slow-moving but weakening Typhoon Noru, at one point the strongest storm in the world this year, approached the main islands of Japan on Sunday, leaving two people dead and prompting evacuation advisories to be issued for hundreds of thousands.


With Open Arms, LaDainian Tomlinson Leads Hall of Fame Inductees

Tomlinson, the 2006 N.F.L. M.V.P., received several standing ovations during a speech that promoted inclusion. He said, “Football is a microcosm of America.”


British government launches review to cut long-term energy costs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business on Sunday, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial competitiveness.


Manyonga claims long jump gold to crown remarkable comeback

LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa's Luvo Manyonga won the World Championship long jump title on Saturday to make up for the disappointment of missing out on a gold medal in last year's Olympics by one centimeter.

Former Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White Dies at 77

Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, has died. He was 77.


Wildfire rages on Greek island of Kythera, homes evacuated

ATHENS (Reuters) - A forest fire was raging on the Greek island of Kythera on Saturday, fanned by strong winds and prompting the evacuation of dozens of homes.

Student fakes being black to get into college

Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam, who claims he got into medical school by pretending to be a black man, now thinks President Trump will "end affirmative action like Lincoln ended slavery."


Swiss demand same treatment as Germans in diesel compensation

ZURICH, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Switzerland will demand that German automakers treat Swiss customers the same as German buyers of diesel cars being fixed to cut pollution, the head of the Swiss road transport agency said.

Stanley,Ted (1940-2017)

Ted Stanley, Whose Fentanyl Lollipop Treated Chronic Pain, Dies at 77

His invention, a palatable means of delivering a synthetic opioid analgesic, was a breakthrough for cancer patients young and old.


ETP says diesel at Ohio Rover natgas pipe spill may have been sabotage

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Friday sabotage or an accident might have caused diesel to get into drilling fluid that spilled into an Ohio wetland during construction of its Rover natural gas pipeline, but opponents of the project disagreed with the sabotage theory.


Giant panda at French zoo gives birth to twins, one dies

PARIS (Reuters) - A giant panda in Beauval zoo gave birth to twin cubs on Friday, the first ever to be born in France, but one died shortly afterwards, the zoo said.


UPDATE 1-Regions Financial being probed by U.S. Attorney's Office

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Regions Financial Corp said the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York is investigating the bank's relationship with a former customer who may have been involved in criminal activity.

Hiker dies in Grand Canyon

A Texas emergency doctor hiking with two children at the Grand Canyon died from apparent heat exhaustion while she searched for water and help.


Air passengers face long delays in Barcelona as security staff strike

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Holidaymakers faced delays and long queues at Barcelona's El Prat airport on Friday, the first day of strikes by security staff that may be stepped up in coming weeks.


Volkswagen executive pleads guilty in U.S. diesel emissions case

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit in connection with a massive diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion.


Around 150 miners being evacuated from Alrosa Russian mine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Around 150 miners were being evacuated from Alrosa's underground diamond mine Mir in eastern Siberia where water broke into on Friday, Russian news agencies cited the Emergencies Ministry as saying.


VW to offer incentives soon for diesel owners to adopt cleaner models

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen will offer incentives to drivers of older diesel models of its five main passenger-car brands to switch to cleaner vehicles in a bid to help cut pollution, it said.

Conway: 'These types of endeavors end up being fishing expeditions'

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, expressed frustration with the Russia investigation and appeared to brush off a CNN report Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller is exploring financial records related to the President and his associates' ties to Russia.

Pressure grows for Trump to fund Obamacare subsidies

Health insurers aren't the only ones who want President Trump to commit to paying Obamacare's cost-sharing subsidies.

Fugitive nabbed after being profiled on HLN's 'The Hunt with John Walsh'

Dino Curcio, a fugitive wanted for sexual assault of a minor, has been captured in a Chicago-area village days after being profiled on "The Hunt with John Walsh," the US Marshals Service said in a news release.


NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone for disturbance south of Cabo Verde Islands

(Reuters) - A complex area of disturbed weather, associated with a broad low pressure system, extending from about 400 miles (645 km) south to about 600 miles (965 km) southwest of Cabo Verde Islands off West Africa has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next two days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

Rhode Island just made community college free


Is 40-Year-Old Tom Brady as Good as 30-Year-Old Tom Brady?

Tom Brady, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, turned 40 on Thursday, but he is showing few signs of decline.


Sport needs to sell itself better, long jump champ Rutherford says

LONDON (Reuters) - Athletics needs to shake itself out of the Dark Ages and be much better at presenting what is a great product, according to world and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford.

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.


Beached ship restaurant fuels Gazans' longing for the sea

GAZA (Reuters) - For decades, Palestinians have dreamed of having their own port on the Mediterranean, from where they could sail the world. Instead, they are making do with a wooden ship run aground...

Key dates in fight over Obamacare subsidies

Insurers' time and patience is running out.


Russian anti-doping agency faces long battle for compliance

(Reuters) - The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has passed 19 criteria on the Roadmap to Compliance but plenty of roadblocks remain, with 12 hurdles still to clear before reinstatement, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday.


UPDATE 3-Outsider replaces long-time CEO at Oreo cookie maker Mondelez

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Mondelez International Inc on Wednesday named the head of Canadian frozen foods maker McCain Foods to succeed long-time chief as the snack firm battles declining profits and activist investors.


Van Niekerk ready for challenge of being the next Bolt

(Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk, the athlete identified by Usain Bolt as the next trailblazer for global athletics, was adamant on Wednesday that he was not afraid to take over the responsibility of being the face of his sport.


German carmakers reach deal to cut diesel emissions: source

BERLIN (Reuters) - German politicians and carmakers have reached an agreement to cut inner-city pollution to avert bans of diesel vehicles, a source close to a crisis meeting said on Wednesday.

Judith Jones

Judith Jones, Editor of Literature and Culinary Delight, Dies at 93

Ms. Jones discovered Julia Child and other venerated culinary writers, and pushed for the American publication of Anne Frank’s diary.


German carmakers reach deal to cut diesel emissions-source

BERLIN, Aug 2 (Reuters) - German politicians and carmakers have reached an agreement to cut inner-city pollution to avert bans of diesel vehicles, a source close to a crisis meeting said on Wednesday.


Notre Dame legend Parseghian dies at age 94

(The Sports Xchange) - Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian has died at the age of 94. He passed away after falling ill from hip surgery complications.


UPDATE 1-CEE MARKETS-Czech crown steadies as investors ponder rate hike chances

* Investors hold breath ahead of Czech rate meet on Thursday * Czech rate hike would be first in region since 2013 * Hungary central bank keeps dovish stance * Forint retreats from highs on central bank minutes By Krisztina Than and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The crown steadied on Wednesday near one-month lows reached in overnight trade against the euro due to positioning ahead of a likely interest rate hike at the Czech central bank's (CNB) meeting


UPDATE 4-German carmakers offer to cut emissions to save diesel

* Threat of ban on diesel cars in some German cities (Adds statement from VDA car lobby)

Ara Parseghian

Ara Parseghian, Coach Who Returned Notre Dame Football to Greatness, Dies at 94

Parseghian took over a program that had been in decline for years, and led it to national titles in 1966 and 1973.


Germany's long goodbye to coal despite Merkel's green push

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Burning coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany's energy supply for decades yet, an apparent contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambitions for Europe's biggest economy to be a role model in tackling climate change.


CEE MARKETS-Czech crown steadies as investors ponder rate hike chances

By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The crown steadied on Wednesday near one-month lows reached in overnight trade against the euro due to positioning ahead of a likely interest rate hike at the Czech central bank's (CNB) meeting on Thursday. A rise in the Czech benchmark rate, which is currently the lowest in Central Europe at 0.05 percent, would be the first tightening in the region since 2013 and the first in Prague for almost a decade. Other cent

Amusement and Theme Parks

SUMMER FIRSTS Brooklyn: Finding Alchemy and Art on a Coney Island Scary Ride

For Francine Prose, an amusement-park trip as a young girl led to a ride on the Spook-a-Rama and later to a prized Diane Arbus photo of the same ride.

Sports Injuries

For Safer Slide, Headiest Play May Be to Jump In With Both Feet

A study published in May suggested that players who slide headfirst increased their risk of injury as compared with those who lead with their feet.


Shunned from bond market, U.S. Virgin Islands faces cash crisis

ST. CROIX, V.I. (Reuters) - For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of this Caribbean island, visit its public hospital.

Costco cofounder dies


Costco Chairman and co-founder Jeff Brotman dies

(Reuters) - Warehouse club retailer Costco Wholesale Corp said on Tuesday that its chairman and co-founder, Jeff Brotman, had passed away.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

A Family’s Decades-Long Quest Ends at a Chilling Designation: Victim No. 24

About 40 years after Jimmy Haakenson disappeared, his family now knows he was the victim of a serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, opening up a new set of haunting questions.


U.S. moves to build barriers along U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday said it would allow expedited construction of security-related barriers and roads along the nation's southern border with Mexico near San Diego, waiving environmental and other related laws.


Germany to agree plan to cut diesel emissions: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will not force the auto industry to make costly engine retrofits to cut emissions but will accept software updates for around 2 million diesel cars at a meeting on Wednesday, industry and government sources said on Tuesday.


Field Is ‘Perfect Place to Die,’ Rookie Says in Front of Roger Goodell

The declaration from Jamal Adams drew cheers at a fan forum and created an awkward moment, with the N.F.L. pushing for player safety.