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Bill O'Reilly: Horrible what I went through

Bill O'Reilly is going on the offensive to defend himself after the latest bombshell about sexual harassment allegations against him. His former Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly isn't having it. CNN's Brian Stelter has more.

Opinion: What happened when Trump showed me his foot

President Donald Trump is the most famous bone spur victim in the world. I should know -- I saw his foot when I questioned him about the real reason for his deferment from the military during the Vietnam War. And that's why I have little doubt about whom Sen. John McCain was talking in his C-SPAN interview on Sunday.

What happens in a mother's brain when her baby cries

The mother and baby relationship may be more complex than previously thought. A new MRI study finds that mothers' brains are hardwired to comfort crying babies.

Heel spurs and stammers: What kept people from military service?

Donald Trump has faced scrutiny over his multiple US military deferments during the Vietnam War but many Americans are still questioning what exactly qualifies as a draft exemption -- especially from a medical perspective.


McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals this week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets.

Hockey, Ice

Britain’s Ice Hockey Icon Wonders, What If?

Tony Hand is in the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame, but he never turned his success in Britain into an N.H.L. career.

What decent men can do in response to #MeToo

What Chad has to do with Trump and Niger

What the 'Trumpification' of the presidency means to Generation Z


Op-Ed Contributor: Chris Matthews: What Robert Kennedy Knew About Gun Control

Nearly 50 years ago, the senator called for sensible restrictions on firearms — laws we’re still largely waiting to see.


Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.


Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday ruled in favor of senior creditors who had contested interest rates imposed on them during the bankruptcy of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials, reversing a decision that had sparked alarm among lenders.

Budgets and Budgeting

Republicans Passed a Budget Bill. What Does That Mean for Tax Overhaul?

A breakdown of where the legislative process goes from here in an attempted overhaul of the tax code.


Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after budget vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice (Book)

Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family

In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.


Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier.


Trump sees momentum for tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.

It took Trump 12 days to comment after deadly Niger raid. Here's what happened.

How four US service members were killed in Niger -- and President Donald Trump's response to the attack -- has left the federal government searching for answers.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: What Makes a New York Bagel?

Friday: Breaking down a bagel’s taste, weekend events, and a question for New Jerseyans.

Elections, Mayors

What May Seem Good for New York Is Not Always Good for Its Mayor

Go to Yankee Stadium? Buy from Amazon or Starbucks? Mayor Bill de Blasio just can’t do it, even when his job would seem to call for such gestures.

What young Obama's letters reveal

What does White House call mean to the family of a fallen soldier?

It's one of the most heart-wrenching and somber functions of a commander in chief: calling or writing the grieving family of a fallen soldier.

Weinstein accuser: What silence does to your soul


Opinion: McKayla Maroney Says, ‘Me Too.’ What Happens Next?

When the gold medalist Dominique Moceanu blew the whistle on abuse, she was iced out of gymnastics.


This Is What Victory Over ISIS Looks Like

Cities in Syria and Iraq have been wrested from the Islamic State at a terrible cost. They are ghosts of their former glory.

White House chief of staff says he advised President on what to say and was 'stunned' by the criticism

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday he advised President Donald Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger.


EU lawmakers agree to strengthen privacy rules for WhatsApp, Skype

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers voted on Thursday to bring online messaging and email services such as WhatsApp and Skype into the scope of tough telecoms privacy rules that will restrict how they can track users.


Review: ‘Wonderstruck,’ Todd Haynes’s Imitations of Life

Mr. Haynes’s lovely adaptation of Brian Selznick’s book centers on a girl in the 1920s and a boy in the ’70s whose lives are mysteriously connected.

What this American militia leader wants you to know

After a massive resurgence of American militia groups following President Barack Obama's 2008 election, the Southern Poverty Law Center -- which tracks data on the anti-government movement -- reported a decline in patriot groups in 2016.


EU leaders to recommit to Iran nuclear deal whatever Trump decides

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Thursday reaffirm their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, regardless of whether an increasingly critical United States pulls out.

New York Times

My Interview With a Rohingya Refugee: What Do You Say to a Woman Whose Baby Was Thrown Into a Fire?

I’ve covered genocide in Sudan and children being blown apart in Iraq. I’ve been dispatched to earthquakes, hurricanes and famines. But Rajuma’s story stopped me.


Turkey's Erdogan says may shut Iraqi border any moment: Hurriyet

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey may shut its border with northern Iraq "at any moment" after closing its air space to the region, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Thursday, reviving a threat first made after Kurds there voted for independence.


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

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

What we know and don't know about the deadly Niger ambush

What we learned from the first way, way too early 2020 New Hampshire primary poll

We're still 1,112 days away from the next presidential election, but that isn't stopping your first look at what to expect in the New Hampshire primary.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Contributor: What’s Really Keeping Pakistan’s Children Out of School?

Since 2010, the government has more than doubled its education budget. But it has misdiagnosed the problem.

What we know right now

Rep. Wilson describes widow's anguish after call

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) tells CNN's Aliysn Camerota that President Trump did not know the name of La David Johnson, a soldier that was killed in an ambush in Niger, while calling Johnson's widow.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’

A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: What’s the Matter With Republicans?

How the party of Trump became a liberal caricature.


News Analysis: After the Caliphate, What’s Next for ISIS? ISIS 2.0, Experts Say

With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.

The President told the widow of a fallen soldier that 'he knew what he signed up for,' according to Rep. Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.

Congresswoman: Trump told soldier's widow that he knew what he signed up for

President Trump called the families of troops who lost their lives in the Niger raid. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson says he told the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson, "He knew what he signed up for." She talks to CNN's Don Lemon about the call.


China's Xi says anti-graft campaign has 'overwhelming momentum'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's campaign against corruption has achieved overwhelming momentum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, in a speech at the start of a Communist Party Congress.

N. Korea: War may begin 'at any moment'

Brian Todd reports on a North Korean ambassador's warning, that nuclear war could break out "at any moment."

Analysis: Trump hates Obamacare. But he's all over the map on what do about it.

The partisan trench warfare over Obamacare could soon be stilled by a fragile peace.


Louisiana prosecutor creates 'culture of fear' for witnesses: lawsuit

(Reuters) - New Orleans prosecutors used forged subpoenas, false evidence and the threat of jail to create "a culture of fear" to compel crime victims and witnesses to cooperate with investigators, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Whatsapp rolls out feature allowing users to share location in real-time - blog

* Says rolling out a new feature that allows users to share location in real-time Source text: (

International Trade and World Market

Economic Scene: Why the Trade Deficit Matters, and What Trump Can Do About It

Economists may argue that trade deficits are ultimately irrelevant. But they have wounded American workers.

The fall of Raqqa: What comes next?

US-backed forces in Raqqa said Tuesday that major military operations against ISIS had ended as they worked to clear out the remnants of sleeper cells and mines in the ruins of the Syrian city.

What's on the dinner menu? Bipartisan tax reform

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hosted another bipartisan dinner at their Kalorama home Monday evening, a source familiar with the dinner confirmed to CNN Monday.

What a shot! 23 amazing sports photos

Take a look at 23 amazing sports photos from October 10 through October 16.


Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January.

Space and Astronomy

It Was a Universe-Shaking Announcement. But What Is a Neutron Star Anyway?

Here are answers to some questions you might have about the discovery that was announced on Monday.

Opinion: What actress reveals about #MeToo

Me too, I tweeted this morning. "But of course. #metoo."

Opinion: Without Kaepernick, what is NFL saying to black fans?

Aaron Rodgers is one of the National Football League's best players, and with his potentially season-ending injury, the NFL will be put to the test. Does the league treasure its fervent black supporters as much as it does fans of President Donald Trump and a number of other white Americans, who seem to believe they alone should define patriotism? Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone puts one of league's signature franchises, the Green Bay Packers, a team that was expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season, on the spot. Will they pass on a free agent, Colin Kaepernick, that took the San Francisco 49ers to within one play of winning a title a few years ago?

Here's what Trump isn't tweeting about

And on the 269th day, President Donald Trump tweeted about Hillary Clinton.


Claes Oldenburg Is (Still) Changing What Art Looks Like

The sculptor, firmly entrenched in downtown New York, is an original Pop Art star with an undeniable legacy.

Surprise moment dog turns up after wildfires

A family forced to leave their home due to deadly wildfires reunites with their Bernese Mountain Dog "Izzy" after returning home to access the devastation.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Op-Ed Columnist: What Trump Supporters Hear About Health Care

There is a theme: A misconception about how insurance works.

What it's like to be fat in France

Author Gabrielle Deydier denounces weight discrimination of women in France. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.

Baltimore Orioles

On Baseball: 21 Years Later, Jeff Maier Gets to Relive His Big Moment

He is now the father of three. And yes, he was keeping tabs on the Yankees on Saturday when another 12-year-old fan got involved in a postseason home run.

Congestion Pricing

Economic Trends: Why Surge Prices Make Us So Mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot, and a Nobel Winner Know

People typically don’t like it when prices fluctuate with supply and demand, but there are ways companies can make it more palatable and fair.

Here's what would happen to US politics if Puerto Rico became a state

The devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria has brought the small island off the coast of Florida -- home to 3.4 million American citizens -- into the spotlight.

United States

What Makes Each Fire Different?

A Cal Fire spokeswoman, Lynne Tolmachoff, describes the unique characteristics of six of the fires ravaging Northern California.

What does Trump's move on Iran deal mean?

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the status of the nuclear deal with Iran, and President Trump's next steps.

What now for the girls of war-torn Syria?


Beyond the Scream: What I Learned From Horror Movies

We explore what the films teach us about ourselves and each other.

Trump kills key Obamacare subsidies: What it means for you

President Trump finally made good on his promise to yank funding from a key set of Obamacare subsidies.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

The Most Common Obstacles to a Sale — and What to Do About Them

In a market dominated by older homes, there is no such thing as a perfect New York property. Agents talk about how they deal with the worst flaws.

Jason Aldean rallies crowd at first concert since shooting

Singer Jason Aldean has resumed his They Don't Know Tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma, two weeks after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

What Trump's move on Iran means for the US and world

President Donald Trump will not kill the Iran nuclear deal on Friday.


Nikkei notches 21-yr high as Fast Retailing adds momentum, Kobe Steel dives

* Event-driven funds likely chasing market higher before election - analyst

CNN uncovers what could be a trafficking scheme

Anderson Cooper talks with Randi Kaye about her exclusive CNN investigation into what could be a child trafficking scheme for adoptions.

This is what Californians really needed during the fires

What's in Trump's health care order?


Las Vegas gunman fired on guard and crowd at about same time: MGM

(Reuters) - The owner of the hotel where a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.


UPDATE 3-Las Vegas gunman fired on guard and crowd at about same time -MGM

Oct 12 (Reuters) - The owner of the hotel where a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Public Health: What Did Trump’s Health Care Executive Order Do?

Nothing yet. But it could matter for people who buy their own insurance or get it from work in the long-term.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: We Brought Charles Murray to Campus. Guess What Happened.

We weren’t naïve in inviting him. We did it because we want the University of Michigan to remain intellectually open.

North American Free Trade Agreement

What Would Happen if the U.S. Withdrew From Nafta

President Trump says the United States may withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. That would bring big changes for the economy and consumers.


UPDATE 2-Las Vegas gunman fired on guard, crowd at about same time -MGM

Oct 12 (Reuters) - The owner of the hotel from which a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.


Las Vegas gunman fired on guard, crowd at about same time: MGM

(Reuters) - The owner of the hotel from which a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.

Evacuations and Evacuees

Fires Rage. You Must Evacuate. What Do You Take?

Californians had to make quick decisions as flames approached their homes. What did they take with them?

What could we learn from federally funded gun research?

Travel and Vacations

Carry-On: What Martha Stewart Can’t Travel Without

The cookbook author and television host always has three iPads, workout gear and, of course, food (including her own hard-boiled eggs).

Opinion: What if Trump was President of 'Nambia'?

How would the last week of American news be covered if Trump were not the President of the United States but instead the leader of "Nambia," the fictional African country that he accidentally invented during a recent press conference?


‘Thank God We Left’: Californians Describe Escaping Wildfires

We asked people to share how the wildfires affected them. Here are some of their stories.

Here's what Joe Biden is up to

Former Vice President Joe Biden is recruiting friends into tough-to-win Southern races, campaigning with Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey and wading into superior court races in Pennsylvania.

Weddings and Engagements

What to Know About Having a Microwedding

Unlike an elopement, a microwedding retains some of the structure of a traditional wedding, except on a smaller scale.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes Eminem’s Anti-Trump Rap Different

More than a few of his fans voted for the current president.

It's 'frankly disgusting' the media can report whatever it wants, Trump says before backing down

President Trump suggested Wednesday that media companies which report critically on him should be punished by having their television station licenses revoked.

United States Politics and Government

What Is It Like to Cover the Trump White House? Submit Your Questions

White House correspondents Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker will talk with Dean Baquet, our executive editor, on Thursday about covering the Trump administration.

Trump: Disgusting press writes what it wants

During a photo-op with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Trump doubled down on his attacks against the media, saying "it is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever they want to write."

Teen explains what led to his sexual assault arrest

Lisa Ling explores the legal and social consequences of convicting adolescents and young adults of sex offenses. "This is Life" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.


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

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

I tried Amazon Fresh for a month and here's what happened

Like many twenty-somethings, I don't enjoy going to the supermarket (or stores, generally).

Opinion: What it takes to form a Russian disinformation campaign

It started with a synagogue in Cologne.


Phys Ed: What Half-Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon

Running long distances is not enough to prepare the leg muscles for the great demands of an endurance event like the marathon.


How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians

RAQQA/DUBAI (Reuters) - While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Islamic State smuggling, a member of his parliament was quietly doing business with the group, farmers and administrators in the militants' former stronghold said.

Fashion and Apparel

Bridal Fashion Week: What We Saw at New York Bridal Fashion Week

Here is a peek at some of the latest bridal collections from top designers.

Analysis: Trump lives for adoring crowds

In a terrific Washington Post piece published Tuesday that paints Donald Trump as a tea kettle about to blow, there's a remarkably telling paragraph about how the President views politics and his role in it. Here it is:

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

Quandary in Las Vegas: What to Do With the Murder Scenes

Reopen or demolish? Build a memorial, or try to forget? Conflicting emotions weigh on decisions about the fates of mass shooting sites.

Police: Las Vegas killer shot at security guard 6 minutes before firing into crowd

Authorities have found "no evidence to show that there was a second shooter" in Las Vegas on October 1, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday.


What’s that smell? Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have answered one of nature’s most pungent questions: what gives the world’s smelliest fruit its distinctive aroma.

What's next for fired film giant Harvey Weinstein

Still missing Cassini? Here's what else is out there

The Cassini mission to Saturn may be over, but other spacecraft are out there exploring our solar system -- specifically Mars, Jupiter and even Pluto and distant objects on the edge of the solar system

Officers describe storming room

An improvised team of Las Vegas police officers -- two K-9 officers, a detective and a SWAT team member -- converged on the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on October 1, as Stephen Paddock was firing into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers. Minutes later, they breached the gunman's hotel room door.

Hiring and Promotion

5 Tips to Help You Figure Out What to Do With Your Life

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.


Miami Beach police fatally shoot woman driver who struck officer

(Reuters) - Miami Beach police fatally shot a woman on Sunday after she crashed her car into another vehicle and then hit a police officer who was on foot as she tried to drive off, the department's chief said.


In Nigeria and Cameroon, Secessionist Movements Gain Momentum

Calls for independence from regions in both countries are growing in the wake of violent crackdowns from security forces that have killed supporters.

Banking and Financial Institutions

The Economy Is Humming. Bankers Are Cheering. What Could Go Wrong?

As global policy makers meet in Washington for the International Monetary Fund’s biannual meetings, the global economy is thriving.

Huge crowds protest Catalan independence

Large crowds protested in Barcelona on Sunday to demand that their regional Catalan leaders hold fire on declaring independence from Spain, as they have threatened to do in a matter of days.

What's missing from our 'evil' debate

The day after the massacre in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump used the word "evil" three times during a brief speech at the White House.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue

Russian hacking, secret payments to Paul Manafort, suspicions of missile technology smuggled to North Korea — seemingly all illicit roads lead back to one country.

What to expect when Nate makes landfall

Hurricane Nate is expected to be a Category 2 storm when it makes landfall overnight southeast of New Orleans, the National Hurricane Center said. CNN's Chad Myers explains.


Whatever Happened to Just Being Type A?

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


Cameroon army helicopters shot separatist protesters: witnesses

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

Endangered and Extinct Species

Trilobites: A Stick Insect. A Tree Lobster. Whatever You Call It, It’s Not Extinct.

A genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats on Australia’s Lord Howe Island.


Overcrowded Greek refugee camps ill-prepared for winter: UNHCR

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece must speed up winter preparations at refugee camps on islands in the Aegean Sea where there has been a sharp rise in arrivals, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

What you should know about the Iran nuclear deal

CNN's Becky Anderson explains what you need to know about the landmark nuclear deal with Iran and what could happen if it's scrapped by US President Trump.

What you need to know about September jobs report

Watch what winds over 100 mph do to house

Check out this wind test from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety to see how a typical US house would hold up to winds over 100 mph.

Congress learns what a bump stock is

Most members of Congress had never even heard of them before this week.

What women's lives are like when abortion is a crime

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously said that there should be "some form of punishment" for abortion. Although he later tried to walk these remarks back, he and his mostly male fellow Republicans have quietly been making headway since he took office on an agenda to make sure women have as few options as possible for reproductive choice and education, including limited access to birth control and the preventative care offered by Planned Parenthood.

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


On Baseball: M.L.B. Spoiler Alert: Here’s What Will Happen in the Playoffs

Tyler Kepner takes a look into his crystal ball to see how each series might play out.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: What’s a Bump Stock?

We look at a device that enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire faster, and at how it was used in the Las Vegas shooting.

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

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

What the UK and Australia did differently after mass shootings

It has become a predictable affair. A mass shooting happens, there is a call for tighter gun laws and then it's business as usual.

Here's what could happen next

Trump tosses paper towels into Puerto Rican crowd

President Donald Trump hands out supplies at an aid station in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

New York Today: New York Today: What Are New York’s Gun Laws?

Wednesday: Examining laws around firearms in our city and state, art from inmates, and preparing for Open House New York.

What $100,000 can buy you on Facebook

Facebook confirmed that a Russian troll farm spent $100,000 on ads that could have reached American voters.

Hiring and Promotion

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

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

Las Vegas survivor describes guilt: 'Did I do enough?'

A survivor of Sunday's Las Vegas massacre says he feels abashed about leaving the music festival unscathed while at least 59 others lost their lives around him in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Women's Rights

Women Today: What Women Say They Need to Help Them Achieve Their Goals

A group of influential women under the age of 40 talked about the women’s movement, and how they think it can move forward.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: America Used to Be Good at Gun Control. What Happened?

The rarity of automatic weapons fire in mass shootings proves that restricting firearms actual works.


UK says WhatsApp lets paedophiles and gangsters operate beyond the law

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Britain said WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption communication services allowed paedophiles and organized crime groups to operate beyond the reach of the law and called on the messaging service to move faster to help governments catch offenders.


UPDATE 1-UK says WhatsApp lets paedophiles and gangsters operate beyond the law

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Britain said WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption communication services allowed paedophiles and organised crime groups to operate beyond the reach of the law and called on the messaging service to move faster to help governments catch offenders.

What can happen if you get hacked


UK says Whatsapp allows paedophiles to operate beyond the reach of the law

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 3 (Reuters) - British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Tuesday that Whatsapp's end-to-end encryption communication services allowed paedophiles and other criminals to operate beyond the reach of the law.

The gunman's perch: What happened inside shooter's room

When retiree Stephen Paddock checked into his 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay last Thursday, nothing appeared unusual.

Headphones and Headsets

So You Bought a Smartphone Without a Headphone Jack. Now What?

No wired headphone jack on your new phone? Here’s how to figure out whether wireless is best for you, and which headphones to buy.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

Terrorizing if Not Clearly Terrorist: What to Call the Las Vegas Attack?

By definition, terrorism requires a political, ideological or religious motive. But the Las Vegas gunman seems a blank slate, made for speculation.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

Las Vegas Shooting: What Can We Learn From the Sound of Gunfire?

A New York Times reporter — and Marine veteran — analyzes the barrage that left at least 59 dead.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

Beyond the Vegas Shooting Victims’ Names: What We Know

They had traveled to Las Vegas for a long-awaited country music festival. At least 58 of them were killed in the gunfire. Here are some of their stories.

What drives someone to join a militia?

One man explains why he's considering joining a militia. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Las Vegas shooting: What we know

At least 50 people were killed in a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, police said Monday. The shooting is deadliest in modern US history.

Stephen Paddock: What we know about the shooter

At least 50 people were killed late Sunday night in a mass shooting during a concert on the Las Vegas Strip. Here's what we know about Stephen Paddock, the man police identified as the shooter:

Concertgoer captures chaos among the crowd

Crowd runs for cover, while shooting takes place on the Las Vegas Strip during a show at the Route 91 Harvest Festival at Mandalay Bay.


The New Health Care: What Makes Singapore’s Health Care So Cheap?

The most frustrating part about its system is that it’s misused by those on both the left and right who want to hold it up as an example.


At a Moment of Racial Tumult, the Little Rock Nine Inspire an Opera

Sixty years after nine black students integrated Little Rock Central High School, they are becoming the heroes of a new work by Tania León.

Supreme Court (US)

Back at Full Strength, Supreme Court Faces a Momentous Term

Justices will hear cases on how elections are conducted, on the right to privacy in the digital age and on whether religion can justify discrimination.


Catalans start to form queues to vote in independence referendum: witnesses

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalans started to form queues to vote in an independence referendum early on Sunday morning in defiance of the Spanish government's attempts to prevent the vote, Reuters witnesses said.

United States Politics and Government

Opinion: Want to Know What Divides This Country? Come to Alabama

It’s a state proud of how far it’s come, and yet it picked Roy Moore as a Senate nominee.


Opinion: What the Cubs Could Teach the President

Just about every quality that makes Donald Trump a nightmare in governance could be cured by a few summers at Wrigley Field.

Fashion and Apparel

The Look: In Russia, Refusing to Disappear in a Crowd

Long gone are the days of party-issued uniforms and uninspired Soviet style. In Moscow and Kazan, the photographer Sasha Arutyunova captured the Russian sartorial ambition to stand out through bold colors, vintage or handmade items and eye-catching patterns.


U.S. carrier navigates crowded waters as North Korea tensions mount

ABOARD THE USS RONALD REAGAN, South China Sea (Reuters) - As the commanders of the largest U.S. warship in Asia seek to maintain operational readiness amid protracted tensions over North Korea, they find themselves keeping one eye on China, too.

Barcelona (Spain)

News Analysis: A Fight for Catalonia, Whatever That Means

Spaniards who never thought much about national identity and separatism are being forced to now.

Labor and Jobs

What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs

Miners may have just the skills for scaling wind towers and putting solar panels on roofs. And that’s no small thing in Wyoming and West Virginia.

'A Monumental Moment for Women’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed N.F.L. players protesting police brutality, women driving in Saudi Arabia and private moments with Playboy.

Politics and Government

Far-Right Gains Leave Germans Wondering, What Now?

Dismay, confusion, fear and a search for answers for Germans who did not vote for far-right AfD, but must come to terms with it shaping their future.


Update: What the State Department Warning on Cuba Means for Travelers

Answers to frequently asked questions for tourists in light of the State Department’s decision to pull its diplomats out of Cuba, and its warning to travelers not to go.

'SNL' is coming back, but can it keep its momentum?

"SNL" is coming off one of its best rated and critically lauded seasons ever. So, can they do it again?

What you need to know about Tom Price

Former orthopedic surgeon Tom Price was one of the loudest congressional voices against Obamacare, and later resigned as Donald Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Classical Music

What It’s Like to Hear the Same Piece of Music for 19 Hours

Our reporter was left agitated, delirious and maybe even enlightened by a marathon performance of Satie’s “Vexations” at the Guggenheim Museum.


Op-Ed Columnist: What Sincerity Looks Like

Chance the Rapper’s cultural revolution.


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

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


Chatter: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’: What to Remember Before the Season 9 Premiere

It’s been more than six years since we last saw Larry David. Where did we leave off?

What it was like to work at Playboy

Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner died at age 91 this week. CNN's Breaking News Director Amanda Wills has a conversation with Town & Country Senior Digital Editor Lindsay Silberman about their summer working at Playboy nearly 10 years ago.

Tax cuts: What took so long?

The White House and congressional Republicans have released their tax plan that President Donald Trump boasts would be "the biggest tax cut since Reagan."

See Hugh Hefner's best TV moments

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


Motor racing: F1 can give Mexico 'moment of happiness', says Perez

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Next month’s Mexican Grand Prix can give the country a “moment of happiness” as it struggles to recover from its deadliest earthquake in three decades, Formula One driver Sergio Perez said on Thursday.

Iris Apfel on what really makes a woman look old

Even at 96 Iris Apfel shows little interest in slowing down. Over the past six decades, the self-described "geriatric starlet" has built a career in textiles, interior design (including White House restorations) and, more recently, turned her hand to fashion, with jewelry and a ready-to-wear clothing line.

Kentucky's pre-abortion ultrasound requirement struck down

A Kentucky federal judge struck down an anti-abortion law that required women to receive an ultrasound before they can legally have an abortion.

What Happened: The Mitch McConnell version

It's only Wednesday, but this week will likely go down as one of the worst for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. So, to borrow the title of Hillary Clinton's recent book, here's "What Happened."

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Q&A: What Keeps Puerto Rico’s Governor Awake at Night

In an interview, Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló talks about what the island needs to get through the enormous disaster of Hurricane Maria.

Opinion: What Sessions doesn't know about free speech on campus

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is maybe the worst person in the country to scold others about the need to cherish constitutional rights, as he did this week at Georgetown University. Or maybe only the second worst, because it's hard to top the hypocrisy of his boss.


What intimidates Steven Spielberg? Being subject of a documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg has directed dozens of award-winning movies in a 40-year career, but when it came to turning the cameras on himself he found the attention pretty uncomfortable.


Volcano near quake-struck Mexico City belches burning rocks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Smoke, ash and red-hot rocks belched from the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City on Wednesday, heightening the anxieties of Mexicans still shaken by last week's powerful earthquake that killed hundreds and severely damaged thousands of buildings.

Women and Girls

Saudis Wonder What’s Next After the King Allows Women to Drive

While the change does not take effect until next June, the announcement was so abrupt it stunned the country, and the world.

Restaurant report card: What's in your fast food meat?

Our favorite fast foods could come back to bite us according to a report released Wednesday -- and it's not just the extra calories.

Analysis: What Roy Moore believes

Roy Moore has done this before.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Black Lives or Bottom Line? Activists Ask What N.F.L. Protests Are All About

As the nation debates football players’ kneeling during the national anthem, activists wonder whether issues of racism and police misconduct will be forgotten.

Catalonia (Spain)

Catalonia’s Independence Referendum: What’s at Stake?

The Spanish region is scheduled to vote on Sunday, despite fierce opposition from the central government in Madrid and from the courts.

What NFL controversy means to Trump: Show time!

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


Curious About Eyelash Extensions? Here’s What You Should Know

These semi-permanent eyelashes work their fluttery magic with no daily effort.

Passengers hoping to escape crowd a terminal with no air conditioning. Only 10 flights are scheduled today

What's streaming on Netflix in October

It's scary how much great content is streaming in October.


The Interpreter: What the Far Right’s Rise May Mean for Germany’s Future

Lessons from a year of covering right-wing populism.

What doctors want from health care reform

As the latest Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act begins its death rattle, a growing number of physicians worry that any solution Washington proposes will not fix the nation's ailing health care system.

Berger, John

First Words: What I Care About Is Important. What You Care About Is a ‘Distraction.’

It’s a clever way to write off other points of view: Just suggest they’re getting in the way of what truly matters.

China is messing with WhatsApp

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has suffered serious disruption to its service in China.

NFL star: I knew what Trump said would unite us

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said Monday that he didn't understand why President Donald Trump would "stoop so low" as to say that NFL owners should fire any "son of a bitch" who stages a protest during the National Anthem.

The military and North Korea: What you hear and what it means

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led to a lot of military terms being thrown about by politicians and the media.


It’s Canned Tomato Season. Here’s What You Need to Know.

For everyday cooking, canned often outperform fresh. Julia Moskin tastes and investigates 10 top brands.


UPDATE 1-Desperate travelers crowd Puerto Rico airport in hopes of seat out

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Hundreds of stranded tourists and Puerto Ricans seeking to leave filled the sweltering halls of San Juan International Airport on Monday anxious for a seat on one of the few flights operating after Hurricane Maria devastated power and communications across the island.

Instant Messaging

China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship

With a crucial Communist Party meeting just weeks away, Beijing is further tightening its already formidable internet controls.

Politics and Government

Alternative for Germany: Who Are They, and What Do They Want?

The party that placed third in Sunday’s German elections is a young right-wing movement with divided leadership and a nationalist message.