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Tennis: Tsonga edges Shapovalov to strike blow for old guard

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - There was a time when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was one of the new kids bounding on to the block, swinging from the hip and shaking up the established hierarchy in men's tennis.


Tennis: Tsonga tames Shapovalov in five-set classic

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required all his years of experience to tame Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.


Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

Weddings and Engagements

So You’ve Been Asked to Be a Bridesmaid. Now What?

Being a bridesmaid is a role loaded with expectation and emotion, and it can be tricky to navigate. Here’s how to pull it off.

Dear President Trump: Churchill would have been a climate leader

There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment.

Hawaii has been preparing for missile attack, now its credibility is under fire

Hawaii has taken emergency preparedness very seriously.


Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Where Has This Treat Been All Your Life? Canada

With its flaky pastry, caramelized crust and bracingly sweet filling, the butter tart has it all.


White House says immigration deal has not been reached

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that an immigration deal to protect young immigrants from deportation had not been reached, contradicting the office of Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who said earlier on Thursday that an agreement had been secured.


BRIEF-China Gold International says Ore Processing Capacity At Jiama Mine Has Been Increased To 28,000 Tonnes Per Day From Previous Capacity Of 6,000 TPD​

Jan 11 (Reuters) - China Gold International Resources Corp Ltd:


BRIEF-Endo International says No Proceedings Have Currently Been Initiated Against EPI As Result Of Subpoena


Global Warming

How Much Has ‘Climate Change’ Been Scrubbed From Federal Websites? A Lot.

A new study found that the Trump administration has systematically removed, altered or played down references to climate change on federal websites.


Continental to flesh out possible overhaul by the summer: CFO

BERLIN/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's Continental is in talks with banks about a possible structural overhaul of the auto parts and tire maker and aims to flesh out its plans within six months, its finance chief said.

Trump on Russia investigation: We've been open

President Trump is asked whether he's still willing to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller's team over the Russia investigation, and answers "there's been no collusion."

It's been one hell of a 2018

FACT: It's January 5, 2018.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.


Party or not? Golden Globes proves test for Hollywood sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The red carpet is rolling out, the champagne is on ice and the statuettes are about to be handed over.


Indian or not? Muslims fret amid drive against illegal immigrants

FOFONGA, India (Reuters) - Marzina Bibi, a Muslim woman living in India's northeastern state of Assam, is petrified she will be declared stateless.

Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs

Here's what Trump has been tweeting about on his first work day of 2018

President Donald Trump spent much of his first morning back at the White House Tuesday sending out a flurry of tweets that took aim at Democrats, Iran, Huma Abedin and the new publisher of The New York Times.

Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

Although he does not foresee a quick end to the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media landscape may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days.


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Analysis: Trump has averaged more than 5 falsehoods a day since he's been president

President Donald Trump has broken lots and lots of norms during his first 347 days as President. But none are as flagrant or as important as his casual relationship with the truth and utter lack of regard for being factual.

Flying in 2017 was safer than it's ever been


A visual that shows just how many Rohingya villages have been burned

(Reuters) - In the four months since the Myanmar military began a crackdown after Rohingya militants attacked an army base and police posts on Aug. 25, around 655,000 members of the stateless Muslim minority have fled the western state of Rakhine and crossed into neighboring Bangladesh.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.

It's been 100 days, and still Puerto Ricans are without power

It has been three months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and many residents still do not have power. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.


BRIEF-SCE&G Requests Withdrawal Of VC Summer Station Units Operating Licenses



No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.


BRIEF-Drone Delivery Canada Corp Has Been Accepted For Listing On TSX Venture Exchange As A Tier 1 Issuer​



Japan manufacturing scandals haven't hurt image but have been powerful lessons: ministry official

TOKYO (Reuters) - A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan's image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday.


North Korean defectors may have been exposed to radiation, says South

SEOUL (Reuters) - At least four defectors from North Korea have shown signs of radiation exposure, the South Korean government said on Wednesday, although researchers could not confirm if they were was related to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.


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Mark Kelly: 2017 has been an unequivocal disaster for the future of the planet

In 2001, I flew my first flight into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. Roughly a decade later, I commanded that same space shuttle on its final flight. That trip was my fourth journey -- and at least for now, my final one -- from this planet into space.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.


After Reuters arrests, some Myanmar reporters fear 'it could've been me'

YANGON (Reuters) - Some human rights advocates say press freedom is under attack in Myanmar, even though decades of rule by a junta that tightly controlled the media has given way to a government led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.


Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

Christians and Christianity

Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo

More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list included Beatles hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

How a summer of disaster broke FEMA

"We need help."

The day the GOP has been seeking: Voting begins today on plan

When it comes to the GOP tax plan, Republicans have the votes. Period.

Presidential Election of 2020

Democrats in New York Can Already Hear Iowa’s Siren Song

The region is home to a glut of nationally ambitious politicians and a confluence of egos that promise friction heading into 2020.

Passenger: We've been on tarmac over 2 hours

Power has been restored to parts of the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta. CNN producer Betsy Klein reports from her flight, one of dozens stuck on the tarmac.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

President threw his support behind Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually abusing teens

Alabama voters are casting their ballots today as the nation watches their US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

If Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore tonight, he'll achieve something that hasn't been done in more than a decade

Siri, what's that song? Apple buys Shazam

Voter Registration and Requirements

Op-Ed Contributor: The Alabama Senate Race May Have Already Been Decided

Blame the state’s voter suppression campaign.

Cosmetics and Toiletries

Opinion: I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.

The pedestrian origin story of the triple cleanse and snail slime face serum.


Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili says he has been detained again in Kiev

KIEV (Reuters) - The former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili said on Friday he had been detained again by Ukrainian authorities, after he escaped police custody earlier this week.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

Pop and Rock Music

The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.


Britain says 'conceivable' Manchester attack might have been stopped

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd said on Tuesday a government report had concluded it was "conceivable" that security services could have prevented a suicide attack which killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester in May.

Analyst: North Korean missile images appear to have been tampered with

The photographs North Korean state media released of last week's Hwasong-15 nighttime missile test appear to have been tampered with, an analyst told CNN.

Who's been charged in the Mueller probe

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is the fourth person connected to President Donald Trump's campaign to be charged as part of an investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and members of Trump's team, as well as potential obstruction of justice and financial crimes.


BRIEF-Moleculin Biotech Says Co Was Informed That Investigational NDA For Phase I Trial Of WP1066 Has Been Allowed By FDA


Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's notable new releases, from Beyoncé joining Ed Sheeran to the latest from Craig David's comeback.


BRIEF-Air Canada Says Air Canada Rouge To Launch Non-Stop Montreal-Victoria Flights For Summer 2018


The media men who have been accused of sexual misconduct


REFILE-Back to black? Australian industry prepares for possible summer power cuts

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Some of Australia's biggest power users, including mining giant BHP, are taking steps to curb the impact of any repeat of crippling blackouts that hit last summer, worried about a grid that increasingly relies on wind power and old coal-fired plants.


Back to black? Australian industry prepares for possible summer power cuts

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Some of Australia's biggest power users, including mining giant BHP, are taking steps to curb the impact of any repeat of crippling blackouts that hit last summer, worried about a grid that increasingly relies on wind power and old coal-fired plants.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.


Garrison Keillor Says He Has Been Fired Over Allegations of Improper Conduct

The creator of “A Prairie Home Companion” told The Associated Press that he was fired from Minnesota Public Radio.

'Coco' is the movie Latinos have been waiting for


Bruce Springsteen’s Tenure on Broadway Has Been Extended

The singer’s sold-out solo show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” was extended from Feb. 28 through June 30, 2018.

Sen. Al Franken on allegations: 'This has been a shock'

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since reports of sexual harassment against him were reported last month, apologizing for letting people down and vowing to regain lost trust.

Charles Barkley: Moore should have been disqualified 'before this women stuff'

Former NBA star Charles Barkley weighed in on the Alabama Senate race Saturday, saying embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore should be disqualified from the race because of his association with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.


Ice-cool Goffin beats Tsonga, sends Davis Cup into deciding match

LILLE, France (Reuters) - David Goffin never once lost his cool as he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(5) 6-3 6-2 to put Belgium level at 2-2 with hosts France, sending the Davis Cup final into a decisive fifth match on Sunday.


Tsonga win leaves France-Belgium Davis Cup final all-square

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga demolished Steve Darcis 6-3 6-2 6-1 to bring France level at 1-1 with Belgium after the first day of the Davis Cup final on Friday.

Spacey, Kevin

News Analysis: The Artist Has Been Rebuked. Now What Do We Do With His Art?

Shows and films caught up in harassment scandals have become radioactive, and the culture is wrestling with where to draw the line.


Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.


Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault: FBI

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while patrolling a remote part of West Texas may have been assaulted, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday in a case that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to renew his call for a border wall.

Submarines and Submersibles

Crew of Missing Argentine Submarine Had Been Ordered Back to Home Port

The disclosure confirmed what relatives of the 44 sailors on board had feared: that the vessel had been experiencing equipment malfunction.


Retailer Auchan says it has not been approached by Amazon in Europe

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - French retailer Auchan said on Monday it had not been approached by E-commerce giant Amazon about deals or partnerships in Europe, with speculation still rife that Amazon may be eyeing European transactions.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.

Pop and Rock Music

Malcolm Young of AC/DC: Listen to 10 Essential Songs

The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.

The President's aides try to prevent comparisons to Trump, who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.


Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.

Franken accuser: 'I've been angry about it' for 10 years

Leeann Tweeden, who has said that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped her, said Thursday that Franken's forced kiss on her years ago was "persistent" and "uncomfortable."


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* Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA and prime eligibility from EMA for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma


Has All of Opera’s Gold Already Been Mined? John Adams Thinks Not.

Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman whose new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.


BRIEF-Intercontinental Exchange says Benjamin Jackson has been named president​

* Intercontinental exchange announces management team promotions

Mostly Mozart Festival

Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival

Jane Moss, who revived the center’s Mostly Mozart festival, will take control of all summer programming with the demise of the Lincoln Center Festival.

'The whole city has been destroyed'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled Tuesday to the areas worst hit by Sunday's devastating earthquake, where some residents say they are struggling to cope without basic necessities.


Why Richard Avedon’s Work Has Never Been More Relevant

The photographer’s social conscience, revealed in a show at Pace/MacGill and a new edition of “Nothing Personal,” deepens his enduring legacy.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Elvis Costello releases a new track, Betty Davis brings the "F.U.N.K.," and more songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

US troops killed in ambush may have been on unapproved mission

Military investigators looking at the Niger mission that killed four US troops are aiming to determine whether the Green Beret-led team had proper authorization and the most current intelligence about ISIS in the area before they went to a deserted camp to look for evidence of extremist activity, two US officials told CNN.

Trump: US has not been treated fairly by WTO

During the APEC CEO summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, President Donald Trump accuses the World Trade Organization of treating the United States unfairly.


South Korea says will provide financial support for Kaesong firms

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has decided to provide additional financial support for companies that formerly operated at the now shut-down Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea, the Ministry of Unification said on Friday.

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot Takes Aim at Trump and Putin in New Song

The dissident Russian band’s release deals with state surveillance and police brutality, with a cameo by Chloë Sevigny.


Dance star Akram Khan prepares for swansong tour

LONDON (Reuters) - One of Britain's most celebrated dancer-choreographers, Akram Khan, is tackling the rise of xenophobia in his latest work, which he says will be his last as a leading performer.


Arkansas pushes ahead with summertime ban on Monsanto, BASF weed killers

CHICAGO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - An Arkansas regulatory body voted on Wednesday to bar the use of a weed killer critical to Monsanto Co's seed sales for a second consecutive summer, ratcheting up a standoff after the company sued the state to prevent restrictions on the product.

Opinion: She shouldn't have been let go

Jill Filipovic says the Trump critic was expressing her personal opinion on her own time, not representing her company, and, if that's why she was fired, should not have lost her job as a result


At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

It’s an A above high C — the equivalent of a pole vault to the sun. Few performers can hit it, but it’s a requirement in “The Exterminating Angel.”


Trump seeks better economic ties with Tokyo, says 'Japan has been winning' on trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would discuss how to improve economic ties between America and Japan, saying that "Japan has been winning" on trade in recent decades.

Commentator: She wouldn't have been able to do it

Former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile says she considered replacing Hillary Clinton with Joe Biden during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Washington Post reported.

‘Disaffected, Usually Disturbed Loners Have Always Been With Us’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed criminal charges for Trump campaign figures, the truck attack in Manhattan and male mammoths.


BRIEF-Arch Capital says on Nov 2, Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately

* Arch Capital Group-on Nov 2 Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately after his promotion to co-CEO at Carlyle Group Lp Source text ( Further company coverage:

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

Hear Feist honor Leonard Cohen, N.E.R.D snap back to life and more new songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

Defense and Military Forces

ISIS Has Been Ousted From Deir al-Zour, Syrian Media Says

A pro-government alliance has reportedly driven the militants from their last foothold in a major city.

Investigators have been asking in witness interviews about Jared Kushner's role in the firing of James Comey

Olympic Games (2018)

On the Runway: Olympic Fashion: Winning or Not?

For Ralph Lauren, Burton and The Hudson’s Bay Company, kitsch is out and streamlined is in.

Gospel Music

Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed

The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.

Manhattan, NY, Attack (October, 2017)

Driver Had Been Planning Attack in Manhattan for Weeks, Police Say

As investigators look into whether the attacker had ties to terrorist organizations, it became clear that close to him had feared that he was heading toward extremism.


BRIEF- IDBS says has been acquired by Danaher Corp

* U.K's IDBS says has been acquired by the life sciences platform of Danaher Corp Source text - Further company coverage:


France's Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

(Reuters) - Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim his third title of the season.


Ever Heard of Burmese Sushi Counters? You’ve Probably Been to One

Immigrants from Myanmar have found a business niche rolling and selling a Japanese delicacy in grocery stores across the country.


Tsonga beats Kohlschreiber to set up all-French final in Vienna

(Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Vienna Open semi-finals on Saturday to set up an all-French title clash with Lucas Pouille and keep his hopes of making the season-ending ATP Finals alive.

McGowan: I have been slut-shamed

Actress and activist Rose McGowan spoke for the first time since her rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein at The Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Hear Brian Eno and Kevin Shields's new track, plus songs from Rhye, Sleigh Bells and more.

Halloween costumes have never been more politically loaded

Offending and being offended have become Halloween traditions as obvious and predictable as jack-o-lanterns rotting on the front porch.

Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations

A Secret Service Agent Remembers: ‘I Wish I Had Been Quicker’

Clint Hill, who climbed on Kennedy’s car in Dallas after shots were fired, was in Washington on Thursday as thousands of assassination documents were released.

Ashley Judd: Aftermath of speaking out against Weinstein has been 'moving'

An emotional Ashley Judd made her first TV appearance on "Good Morning America" since coming forward with allegations of misconduct against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and kickstarting a nationwide discussion about sexual harassment against women.

Pop and Rock Music

Fats Domino Songs: Listen to 12 Essential Tracks

His easygoing image concealed the boldness and subtlety of his music — Domino was an innovator who didn’t flaunt it. A dozen songs from his prime years prove it.


Philippines' Duterte says he's been 'demonized' over drugs war

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday defended his bloody war on drugs, telling Southeast Asian lawyers he had been "demonized" and denying allegations of state-sponsored killings of drug dealers and users.


BRIEF-Zicom Group says settlement agreement has been reached​ on ‍lawsuit filed by Luminex Corporation against Curiox Biosystems

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Frequency of excessive summertime heat seen rising across U.S.

(Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of Americans, mostly in Western states and on the Eastern seaboard, have endured more days of extreme summer heat over the past 10 years than in previous decades, a leading environmental group said in a study unveiled on Tuesday.

Kim Cattrall: 'Never been friends' with 'SATC' cast

That "Sex and the City" sequel is really not going to happen.


Trump says has not been asked for interview with special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he has not been asked for an interview with U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump says he hasn't been asked to talk to Russia special counsel

President Donald Trump says he hasn't been asked to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the probe into Russian interference in last year's election and allegations of collusion by Trump associates.

Taylor Swift's new song decoded

Try not to be shocked that Taylor Swift wrote a song about a guy.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs

Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.


BRIEF-Summer Infant enters into amended credit agreement

* Summer Infant - ‍amended existing credit facility to provide near-term financial flexibility as result of bankruptcy filing by Toys "R" Us on Sept 18​


Review: A ‘Torch Song’ Burning With Emotion Behind the Laughs

Portraying mother and son in a fierce revival of Harvey Fierstein’s comedy, Mercedes Ruehl and Michael Urie are in peak form.


With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and further cement his power.


White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent

That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized.

The Tennessee senator says his harsh critique of the President has 'been building for some time'

He called the White House "an adult day care center." He suggested President Donald Trump was setting the nation on a course to "World War III." And he said Trump "concerns me," adding that the President was treating the office "like a reality show."


Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Mavis Staples Warns of Deadly Force, and 9 More New Songs

Hear the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a studio reverie by Beck to a globe-hopping track by Major Lazer.


California’s Wildfires: Why Have They Been So Destructive?

The 17 major blazes raging in California have been much more ferocious than the state’s typical fire season, for reasons that were years in the making.

Fierce girls fight inequality with Beyoncé song

A short film celebrating the International Day of the Girl shows young girls around the world dancing to Beyoncé's song "Freedom."


Spain Asks Catalonia: Did You Declare Independence or Not?

Top Spanish officials met on Wednesday to decide whether to suspend the region’s government after a confusing series of events.

Opinion: Jemele Hill is paid to opine, so why has she been silenced?

Jemele Hill has one job responsibility: To opine on the world of sports.


Special Report: In Kim Jong Un's summer palace, fun meets guns

SEOUL (Reuters) - In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavor ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to test missiles.


BRIEF-Resmed ‍says German court concludes two of co's European patents have been infringed​

* ‍German court concludes that Fisher & Paykel Simplus, Eson and Eson 2 masks infringe two ResMed European patents​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Jason Aldean opens 'SNL' with Petty song

Country singer Jason Aldean, who was performing as the Las Vegas shooting began, did the "Saturday Night Live" cold open with a tribute to the victims and their families by singing Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."

Trump: N. Korea 'should have been handled 25 years ago'

President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired Saturday night that tensions between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program is an issue he should not have had to deal with.

United States Politics and Government

Mattis Discloses Part of Afghanistan Battle Plan, but It Hasn’t Yet Been Carried Out

The secretary of defense revealed new, more aggressive rules of engagement, but they have yet to go into effect.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings for Puerto Rico and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable tracks from the Breeders, Big K.R.I.T. and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes.


BRIEF-Roche: to date, only been one confirmed case of PML in patient treated with ocrelizumab‍​

* Says to date, there has only been one confirmed case of PML in a patient treated with ocrelizumab‍​ Further company coverage: (Reporting By Zurich newsroom)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's releases star-studded song for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda and 22 of his musically talented friends have released a new song to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.


Indians 4, Yankees 0 | Cleveland leads series, 1-0: Jay Bruce, Who Escaped the Yankees in the Summer, Haunts Them in the Fall

The Yankees lost out to the Cleveland Indians in trying to acquire Bruce earlier this year, and he produced three runs in Game 1 of a division series.


Ralph and Alice and Ed and Trixie (and Song and Dance)

A musical of “The Honeymooners” aims to open the windows of that cramped Kramden apartment to let in a “contemporary worldview.”

Opinion: This massacre could have been even worse

At least 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas. The crime instantly entered the record books as the worst mass shooting in modern American history.


Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 million in HK sale

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong.


Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 mln in HK sale

HONG KONG, Oct 3 (Reuters) - A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong.


Listen to 14 Essential Tom Petty Songs

The hit singles he recorded between 1976 and 1993 made him a radio star, but his songs were packed with nuance just below the surface.

Tom Petty's most memorable songs

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tom Petty's career spanned five decades.


Automatic weapons may have been used in Las Vegas massacre

Oct 2 (Reuters) - The gunman who fired on Las Vegas concertgoers from more than 1,000 feet away on Sunday may have used fully automatic weapons - or guns legally modified to act like them - that allowed him to shoot a hail of bullets into the crowd of 22,000 people.


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

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

Multiple people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital

Las Vegas police are telling people to avoid the area around the Mandalay Bay Casino on the city's Strip due to reports of an active shooter. Las Vegas Metro Police issued the warning in a post on Twitter early Monday.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Hear Beyoncé Join ‘Mi Gente,’ Plus 9 More New Songs

Listen to the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a track Chance the Rapper debuted on "Colbert" to the finale of Torres' new album.

It's been 9 days. Puerto Rico has almost no cell service

Paul Revere's outhouse may have been found

Archeologists believe that they found Paul Revere's outhouse in Boston.

The #TakeAKnee protests have always been about race. Period.

This didn't start with a knee. Everyone seems to forget that before Colin Kaepernick knelt, he sat.


BRIEF-CGI Group says has been selected by European Commission for a five-year contract valued at 64.9 mln euro

* European commission selects CGI to oversee quality assurance and control for Pan-European taxation and customs systems

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: A Summery September

Wednesday: The “why” behind this warmer weather, a celebration of fall harvest season, and a vote for Election Day stickers.

Deloitte says it's been hacked


Israel Endorsed Kurdish Independence. Saladin Would Have Been Proud.

Present-day politics may have been less important than a long shared history between the Kurds and the Jews.


London Parsons Green bombing could have been much worse: police chief

LONDON (Reuters) - A home-made bomb which injured 30 when it partially detonated on a packed London train a week ago had the potential to cause much more damage, the head of the city's police force said on Friday.


Arkansas one step from ban on controversial herbicide next summer

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Arkansas on Thursday moved just one step away from barring sprayings next summer of an herbicide linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting the stage for a potential legal showdown between the state and chemical maker Monsanto Co.


UPDATE 2-Arkansas one step from ban on controversial herbicide next summer

* Arkansas board votes to bar dicamba use after April 15, 2018


UPDATE 1-Arkansas one step away from ban on controversial herbicide use next summer

CHICAGO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Arkansas moved a step closer on Thursday to barring sprayings next summer of an herbicide linked to U.S. crop damage, setting the stage for a potential showdown between the state and chemical maker Monsanto Co.


Arkansas one step away from ban on controversial herbicide use next summer

CHICAGO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A state board that oversees the use of agricultural chemicals in Arkansas advanced a proposal on Thursday to ban sprayings after a set date next year of an herbicide linked to U.S. crop damage, dealing a blow to chemical makers Monsanto Co and BASF.

'Despacito' neighborhood left in ruins

For decades, tourists visiting Puerto Rico had avoided San Juan's La Perla neighborhood, long reputed to be a hotbed of crime and drugs.

Living through two hurricanes has been biggest ordeal

Living through hurricanes Irma and Maria has been the toughest ordeal my boyfriend, Nate, and I have ever been through.


Getting your kid to bank summer earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Linda Rogers' father set her up for retirement when she was just a teenager.

It's been called the 'Hawaii of China,' but it may be the new Dubai

The dancing begins almost as soon as the sun sets on Sanya, in southern Hainan.


It Might Have Been a Masterpiece, but Now It’s a Cautionary Tale

A disputed Mondrian passed unchecked around some important art institutions as though it were the real thing.

How iconic 'Whose streets? Our streets!' chant has been co-opted


BRIEF-Allstate says Gregg Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco has been elected to co's board of directors

* Allstate Corp - Gregg M. Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco Inc, has been elected to Allstate’s board of directors, effective October 1


Late summer rains, private food supplies limit impact of North Korea drought

SEOUL (Reuters) - Late summer rains and the growing importance of privately produced crops mean North Korea will likely avoid acute food shortages this year despite earlier fears of drought and mounting international sanctions, defectors and experts say.


France reach Davis Cup final after Tsonga beats Lajovic

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France won a place in the Davis Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-2 7-6(5) 6-2 to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead over Serbia on Sunday.


France reach Davis Cup final after Tsonga beat Lajovic

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France punched their ticket to the Davis Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-2 7-6(5) 6-2 to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead against Serbia on Sunday.

Melania Trump finds her footing after a low-key summer

During a black-tie dinner honoring the White House Historical Association on Thursday night, 90 guests dined by candlelight on late-summer squash velouté and potato-crusted Dover sole.


France and Serbia level at 1-1 as Tsonga beats Djere

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed a no-nonsense 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3 win against Laslo Djere as France drew level with Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final after the first singles on Friday.

Senate candidate suggested 9/11 might have been God's punishment

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore suggested earlier this year that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks might have happened because the US had distanced itself from God.


BRIEF-Weyerhaeuser says all lands in Western Montana have been reopened to public access

* Says effective immediately all lands in Western Montana have been reopened to public access


BRIEF-Magna Terra Minerals Inc says ‍common shares have been accepted for trading on Bolsa De Comercio De Santiago​

* Magna Terra Minerals Inc - ‍common shares have been accepted for trading on Bolsa De Comercio De Santiago​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

United States Politics and Government

Trump Contradicts Democrats, Says No Deal on ‘Dreamers’ Has Been Made

President Trump said there would need to be a larger agreement on border security for any deal on young undocumented immigrants.


Finnish aid worker kidnapped in Kabul has been released: ministry

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in May has been released, the foreign ministry in Helsinki said on Thursday.

Clinton: 'If I had been elected ...'

Hillary Clinton spoke openly about the US political climate in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. These are some of the most notable moments.


Dressmaker Marchesa evokes Japanese gardens for spring, summer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American label Marchesa transported New York Fashion Week to a Japanese garden on Wednesday with tulle and silk satin gowns graced with golden leaves, rose swirls and 3D petals.

Single payer is the fight Democrats have been waiting for

Sen. Bernie Sanders is making a big move to push for "Medicare for All." His plan would gradually expand the health care plan originally enacted in Lyndon Johnson's presidency, with new portions of the population being brought in incrementally over a four-year period. The legislation has 15 co-sponsors, including some high-profile Democrats like Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, who believe this is the best solution to our nation's health care problems.


Viacom's MTV sees first summer ratings growth in six years

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc's MTV network had its first summer of ratings growth in six years, the network told Reuters this week, a sign that the company is seeing progress wooing back coveted younger viewers who watch shows online.


Exclusive: Scandal-hit Vietnam official had been cleared by previous government

(Reuters) - A former Vietnamese official who Germany says was kidnapped in Berlin to face charges in Hanoi over financial losses at a state construction firm had been cleared of wrongdoing by the previous government, according to documents seen by Reuters.

Is granola healthy or not?

Yes, whether eaten as a cereal or snack topping, granola can make for a crunchy, nutritious treat. But granola is high in calories, and some versions are healthier than others based on their ingredients.


BRIEF-Heat Biologics been granted type C meeting with FDA

* Heat Biologics- ‍been granted type C meeting with FDA; to discuss registrational pathway for non-small cell lung cancer trial with HS-110 in combination with Bristol Myers' opdivo Source text: ( Further company coverage:

Kristen Bell sings 'Frozen' songs to evacuees

"Frozen" actress Kristen Bell lifted spirits by singing to Florida evacuees during Hurricane Irma.

Where the storm has been and where it's going

Packing winds of 130 mph, Hurricane Irma blasted Florida over the weekend, first making landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm. The storm made a second landfall hours later as a Category 3 storm on Marco Island, a city and barrier island off Florida's southwest coast, before weakening again.

Mom in shelter: It's been a long 24 hours

Beth Martincic speaks with CNN's Don Lemon about staying in a shelter with her 3-month-old baby during Hurricane Irma.

Williams, Don

Don Williams, Singer of Plain-Spoken Country Songs, Dies at 78

Mr. Williams, whose admirers included Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, was best known for ballads extolling the virtues of romantic commitment.


BRIEF-Prize Mining says exercise price of 7.1 mln share purchase warrants issued on April 11 has been reduced from $0.75 to $0.50 per share

* Exercise price of 7.1 million share purchase warrants originally issued on April 11, 2017 has been reduced from $0.75 to $0.50 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

George Michael's new song is 'mixed feelings'

A posthumous single from singer George Michael is receiving mixed reaction from fans.


Holocaust survivors rock Berlin's Brandenburg Gate with song of hope

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two aging Holocaust survivors joined forces with a younger Israeli singer to perform songs of hope at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday at a time when Germany is seeing a rise in anti-Semitism.

Pop and Rock Music

‘Despacito’ Owned the Summer. What’s Next for Latin Pop?

Artists and executives from the Spanish-speaking world believe the hit song and the world of streaming have broken down barriers.

Taylor Swift dethrones 'Despacito'

"Depacito" won't be breaking a record after all.

Pop and Rock Music

U2 Offers ‘Songs of Experience’ to a World That’s on Fire

After putting the band’s new album on pause to absorb the “shock” of the elections, the group is returning with songs that present joy as defiance.