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Rockets strike downtown Kabul, no casualties reported

KABUL (Reuters) - As many as two rockets landed near the international military headquarters in downtown Kabul early on Saturday morning, Afghan security officials said.

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Op-Ed Columnist: America’s Best University President

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

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Michelin trims star list to 25 restaurants for Chicago

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year.

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Michelin serves stars to 25 Chicago restaurants, down one from last year

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year's...

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BRIEF-Terreno Realty acquires a building in Los Angeles for $4.8 mln

* Terreno Realty Corporation acquires building in Los Angeles, CA for $4.8 million

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Harvey Weinstein, Los Angeles Dodgers, the Orionids: Your Friday Briefing

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

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

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

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Dodgers 11, Cubs 1 | Los Angeles wins series, 4-1: Dodgers Crush the Cubs and Reach Their First World Series Since 1988

Enrique Hernandez, a utility player for the Dodgers, hit three home runs in the Game 5 win, including a grand slam in the third inning.

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

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

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Los Angeles Police Investigate Rape Claim Against Weinstein

The latest allegation against the former movie mogul was made by an Italian actress and model, who told police that the attack occurred in 2013.

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Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

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

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

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Los Angeles investigating drugmaker after CNN reported its pill was being pushed on the elderly

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has launched an investigation into California-based drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals, the subject of a CNN report into its aggressive targeting of nursing home residents with a drug called Nuedexta that may be unnecessary or unsafe for this population.

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

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

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Deductibles hold the key to the best health plan picks

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

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World's best airport swimming pools

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

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Raqqa, China, Los Angeles Dodgers: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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

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

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A 100-Car Army of Sound in Los Angeles

A new composition by Ryoji Ikeda created a wash of sound — car stereos blaring variations on the note A — as part of the Red Bull Music Academy festival.

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Two more Washington restaurants shine with Michelin stars

(Reuters) - Washington's dining scene received some extra sparkle on Tuesday as Michelin bestowed stars to two more restaurants in its second annual guide of the city's best eateries, which will go...

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Trump and McConnell are best friends now?

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

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

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

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Kicks Off a Week of Shows in Brooklyn

Mr. Kimmel was joined by Paul Shaffer, Amy Schumer and other prominent guests on his first broadcast of the week from his hometown.

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Personal Health: Choosing the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin

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

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8 of the world's best new penthouse suites

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

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

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

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Eli Broad, Foremost Patron of Los Angeles, to Step Down From His Philanthropy

His vast fortune shaped Los Angeles, from its arts and medical worlds to its reinvigorated downtown.

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5 best downtown Los Angeles restaurants

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

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

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

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

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

T’s Best Images from Fashion Month

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

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Best German bars around the world

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

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

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

Newspapers nytimes.com

Los Angeles Times Names Lewis D’Vorkin as Top Editor

Mr. D’Vorkin, 65, was most recently the chief product officer at Forbes. He takes over after a management overhaul at The Times in August.

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BRIEF-GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE TO BUILD MAINTENANCE FACILITY AT VAN NUYS AIRPORT NEAR LOS ANGELES

* TO BUILD MAINTENANCE FACILITY AT VAN NUYS AIRPORT NEAR LOS ANGELES, ESTABLISH FIELD AND AIRBORNE SUPPORT TEAMS UNIT IN BOSTON AREA​

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BRIEF-Los Angeles Times Media Group names Lewis D'Vorkin as Editor-In-Chief

* Says named Lewis D'Vorkin as editor-in-chief and Mickie Rosen as president​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Los Angeles exhibit explores rise of Tiki culture in America

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The rise of Tiki culture in 1950s America in the aftermath of World War Two is explored in a new exhibit that opened Friday in Los Angeles.

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Doping: WADA lifts suspension of Los Angeles lab

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday it has lifted a three-month partial suspension of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Olympic Analytical Laboratory.

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Airbus submitted best bid in Turkish satellite tender - minister

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

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

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

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World's 50 best bars in 2017

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

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

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

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Buyout funds use minority stake sales to show off best assets

LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity funds are increasingly selling minority stakes in investments to pension and sovereign wealth funds as they strive to deliver returns for investors while holding...

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UPDATE 1-Buyout funds use minority stake sales to show off best assets

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Private equity funds are increasingly selling minority stakes in investments to pension and sovereign wealth funds as they strive to deliver returns for investors while holding onto prized assets in a hotly competitive market for deals.

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

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

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Footsteps: Tom Petty’s ‘Greatest Trip’ Was to Los Angeles

A guided tour through the city that shaped Tom Petty as he gained a foothold in music.

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

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

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From India to Indonesia, Asia's best glamping

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

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Los Angeles Times Newsroom, Challenging Tronc, Goes Public With Union Push

A letter arguing for, among other things, better pay and protections for members of the newspaper’s staff appeared on newsroom employees’ desks Tuesday night.

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Seattle's best architecture: Beyond the Space Needle

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

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

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

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Gunman's girlfriend arrives in Los Angeles

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter has returned to the United States, a law enforcement source told CNN.

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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.

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Mattis says it's best to stay in Iran deal

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

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

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

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The best way to respond to Las Vegas massacre

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

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BRIEF-GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS QTRLY ‍GOOD TIMES' SAME STORE SALES INCREASE 3.9 PCT

* GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC QTRLY ‍GOOD TIMES' SAME STORE SALES INCREASE 3.9%​

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

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

Edificio Copan (Sao Paulo, Brazil) nytimes.com

São Paulo Journal: In São Paulo, Iconic Building Helps Revive a Blighted Downtown

A landmark Oscar Niemeyer building, the Edifício Copan, had a troubled start. Now, its transformation has helped draw visitors to an area that was once avoided and feared.

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Home blood pressure monitoring works best with extra support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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European stocks set for best month this year, Volkswagen falls

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

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Whole Foods says taprooms, restaurants hacked

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Whole Foods Market on Thursday said payment card information has been stolen from taprooms, restaurants and other venues located within some of its stores.

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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.

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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."

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Active fund managers ride tech stocks to best performance since 2009

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

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Alejandro Villanueva jersey is best-seller in NFL

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That Decisive Moment: Rising Star: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Verdi, a young American composer and Bach on marimba were among the highlights.

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Food ordering company Olo ties up with Amazon Restaurants

(Reuters) - Online food ordering company Olo said on Friday it has tied up with retailer Amazon.com Inc's restaurant delivery service.

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Special Report: More power and a quiet exit for Taser’s best-selling product

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - The X26 is in a class by itself.

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Alibaba-backed Best seeks last-mile logistics growth after IPO -CEO

HONG KONG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - China's Best Inc, flush with $450 million from a U.S. initial public offering (IPO), is broadening its scope in so-called last-mile logistics in China as a key strand of its growth strategy, its chief executive told Reuters.

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Alibaba-backed Best jumps in debut after slashing IPO price

(Reuters) - Shares of Best Inc, a Chinese logistics firm backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, jumped in their market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company slashed its expected pricing range to stoke investor interest.

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UPDATE 1-Alibaba-backed Best jumps in debut after slashing IPO price

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Shares of Best Inc, a Chinese logistics firm backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, jumped in their market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company slashed its expected pricing range to stoke investor interest.

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The homes of Los Angeles' (architectural) stars

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Accuses G.O.P. Senator Behind Health Bill of Lying

Senator Bill Cassidy had promoted what he called the Jimmy Kimmel test, but Mr. Kimmel said that Mr. Cassidy’s own policies didn’t adhere to it.

Los Angeles (Calif) nytimes.com

Pursuits: In Los Angeles, Hotel Hipness Makes a Grand Return

Thanks to a new breed of high-rise hotels — complete with public pools and gaggles of fashionable locals — transitory spaces have become permanent hot spots.

Hotels and Travel Lodgings nytimes.com

A Hotel Revival in Los Angeles

Step up to the bar or lounge by the pool in 360 degrees at some of the chic hotels that are inviting guests to a revitalized Los Angeles.

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Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises $450 million in IPO after slashing terms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese logistics firm Best Inc priced its U.S. initial public offering at the bottom of expectations, raising $450 million after it revised terms of the deal to cope with tepid investor demand.

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UPDATE 2-Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises $450 mln in IPO after slashing terms

* Biggest U.S. IPO by Chinese firm since ZTO October listing (Adds IPO pricing, Best declined to comment)

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Alibaba-backed Best raises $450 mln after pricing US IPO at bottom-IFR

HONG KONG, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Chinese logistics firm Best Inc priced its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) at $10 per share, raising $450 million, IFR reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the deal.

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Alibaba-backed Best Inc cuts expected price range for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) - Alibaba Group-backed Chinese logistics firm Best Inc on Tuesday slashed the expected price range of its U.S. initial public offering, one day before its market debut, suggesting tepid investor enthusiasm.

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UPDATE 1-Alibaba-backed Best Inc cuts expected price range for U.S. IPO

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group-backed Chinese logistics firm Best Inc on Tuesday slashed the expected price range of its U.S. initial public offering, one day before its market debut, suggesting tepid investor enthusiasm.

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6 of the best travel cameras

That mobile phone in your pocket takes pretty decent photos, so no need to get a separate camera for your travels, right?

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BRIEF-Best Inc says estimate IPO price of 45 mln ADS will be $10-$11 per ADS

* Currently estimated that IPO price per ADS will be between $10.00 and $11.00 - SEC Filing

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Alibaba-backed logistics firm Best slashes proposed U.S. IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group , slashed its proposed U.S. initial public offering after receiving tepid response from investors to its initial valuation, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the deal.

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Alibaba-backed logistics firm Best slashes proposed US IPO-IFR

HONG KONG, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group, slashed its proposed U.S. initial public offering after receiving tepid response from investors to its initial valuation, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the deal.

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Speaker Ryan says GOP's latest plan is 'our best, last chance' to repeal Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan urged the Senate to pass the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, calling the proposal "our best, last chance to get repeal and replace done."

Television nytimes.com

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2017 Emmys

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards were dominated by a number of captivating women and one powerful man.

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Hulu series 'The Handmaid's Tale' wins best drama at Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept 17 (Reuters) - "The Handmaid's Tale" won the television Emmy award on Sunday night for best drama series.

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HBO's 'Veep' wins Emmy award for best comedy

LOS ANGELES, Sept 17 (Reuters) - "Veep" won television's Emmy award on Sunday for best comedy series.

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Gin Wong, Who Designed Futuristic Buildings in Los Angeles, Dies at 94

Perhaps best known for a Union 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, Mr. Wong also did design work for the Los Angeles airport and CBS Television City.

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That Decisive Moment: Robot-Voice Quartet: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Simon Rattle, Virgil Thomson and a soprano singing alongside film of herself were among the highlights.

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The best of NASA's Cassini spacecraft images

Cassini was launched on October 15, 1997 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. After a nearly seven-year journey, it arrived at its destination in 2004 and began exploring Saturn and its rings and moons. NASA deliberately crashed Cassini into Saturn on September 15, 2017 because the probe was running out of fuel and the space agency wanted to make sure it didn't crash on one of the moons of Saturn that may harbor life.

New York Fashion Week nytimes.com

T’s 25 Best Photos of New York Fashion Week

Highlights from Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and more — on (and off) the runway.

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Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 60 in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State killed at least 60 people in southern Iraq on Thursday, a health official and police sources said, suggesting a shift in the ultra-hardline group's tactics since it lost control of its stronghold in Mosul.

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Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 50 in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Three suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State killed at least 50 people in southern Iraq on Thursday and wounded more than 80, a health official and police sources said.

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Irma just killed the best season for orange juice in a long time

Florida's orange industry was headed for its best harvest in a long time. Then, Hurricane Irma struck.

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Olympics: IOC crowns Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 in unique double

LIMA (Reuters) - Paris was awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation.

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Olympics-IOC break with past to hand Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 Games

LIMA (Reuters) - Paris was awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles was handed the 2028 edition on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation.

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Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games:IOC

LIMA (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital.

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Harvey, Irma to hit US apparel retailers more than restaurants

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Industry-wide retail sales in August and September will fall in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, with apparel retailers such as Gap Inc expected to take a longer-term hit than restaurant operators including Starbucks Corp.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Is New York’s Best Pizza in New Jersey?

At Razza in Jersey City, local buffalo milk and hazelnuts go into pies that can stand up to the best of the five boroughs.

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BRIEF-Good Times Restaurants expands debt facility to $12 mln

* Good Times Restaurants Inc - amended its credit agreement with Cadence Bank, which expands facility from $9 million to $12 million

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I fled Irma and found the best side of America

I always face the storm. Not because, as a hard news journalist, I've been on the front lines of natural disasters like the earthquakes in Haiti and Guatemala.

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BRIEF-Dunkin' Donuts says due to Hurricane Irma, restaurants in Florida were temporarily closed for business

* Dunkin' Donuts says due to Hurricane Irma, about 900 franchised restaurants primarily in Florida were forced to temporarily close for business Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Best Buy stops sale of Russia-based Kaspersky products

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Best Buy Co, the No.1 U.S. electronics retailer, is pulling Kaspersky Lab's cyber security products from its shelves and website, amid concerns that the Moscow-based firm may be vulnerable to Russian government influence.

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Best Buy stops sale of Russia-based Kaspersky products

Sept 8 (Reuters) - U.S. electronics retailer Best Buy Co said on Friday it was pulling Kaspersky Lab's cyber security products from its shelves and website, amid concerns that the firm may be vulnerable to Russian government influence.

Classical Music nytimes.com

That Decisive Moment: Cue the Castanets: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

A "Pinocchio" opera, an Amy Beach concerto and Puccini are among the highlights.

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7 best places to stay in Napa Valley

There are three parts to an epic Napa Valley getaway: Life-changing wine-tastings, scrumptious meals and sumptuous accommodations.

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The best things to do in Manaus, Brazil

Manaus, Brazil, is a city of 1.8 million people surrounded by 2 million square miles of Amazon jungle more than 1,500 miles from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Though it doesn't get as many tourists as those two cities, Manaus is a gold mine of brightly colored architecture, riverfront views and world-class eating, minus the huge crowds.

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11 best places to see the Northern Lights

From Iceland to Alaska, explore the best places around the world to see the Northern Lights

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Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $930 million U.S. IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group , is launching a U.S. IPO that is seeking about $930 million to fund an expansion of its supply chain network, develop new technology and open more convenience stores.

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UPDATE 2-Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $930 mln U.S. IPO

* IPO pricing set for Sept 19, debut set for following day (Adds initial IPO size, Best express delivery market share, Alibaba stake)

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UPDATE 1-Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $932 mln U.S. IPO

* IPO pricing set for Sept 19, debut set for following day (Writes through with details of the offering)

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Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $932 million U.S. IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group, has launched an up to $932 million initial public offering, seeking funds to expand its logistics and supply chain network, develop new technology and open more of its convenience stores.

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Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $932 mln U.S. IPO

HONG KONG, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group, has launched an up to $932 million initial public offering, seeking funds to expand its logistics and supply chain network, develop new technology and open more of its convenience stores.

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Cillizza: Donald Trump promised to make only the best deals. Um....

President Donald Trump cut a deal with Congressional leaders Wednesday that will raise the debt ceiling, keep the government open and funded and secure disaster relief dollars for Hurricane Harvey.

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It's the best-selling electric car in the world

The brand new Nissan Leaf can cover 150 miles on one charge and has a starting price of under $30,000.

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Bowled over by poke? Get the best in Hawaii

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Los Angeles fire spread halted, work to contain it continues

(Reuters) - Fire officials said on Monday they had effectively stopped the uncontrolled spread of the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history, with a little help from cooler weather, but were still working to contain it.

Movies nytimes.com

Critic's Notebook: Best Pictures, Maybe, but Telluride Is Not About Oscars

The film festival has become a showcase for ambitious mainstream filmmaking, like new work from Guillermo del Toro and Greta Gerwig.

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More than 1,000 firefighters battle largest blaze in Los Angeles history

Firefighters gained ground Sunday in their battle against the La Tuna brush fire near Burbank, California, in Los Angeles County.

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Los Angeles 'turns corner' on largest wildfire in city history

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A smattering of rain and easing temperatures helped more than a thousand firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history gain the upper hand on the blaze on Sunday, but officials warned that danger remains.

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Los Angeles wildfire, largest in city history, menaces hundreds of homes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than a thousand firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history contended with erratic winds on Sunday, but more moderate temperatures could help contain a blaze that has forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, officials said.

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UK PM May says EU repeal bill best way to avoid Brexit 'cliff edge'

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Saturday that Britain could be faced with a Brexit "cliff edge" if they fail to back her EU repeal bill, as reports suggest momentum is growing within the ruling Conservative party to unseat her.

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Largest wildfire in Los Angeles history forces hundreds to evacuate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles rapidly grew on Saturday into what the mayor called the largest blaze in the city's history, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people and the closure of a major highway.

environmentNews reuters.com

Wildfire on edge of Los Angeles spreads after triggering evacuations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire on the northwest edge of Los Angeles spread rapidly on Saturday despite light rainfall, a day after it forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents and triggered the closure of a major highway.

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Residents ordered to leave as wildfire rages in northwest Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A wildfire raged in a neighborhood northwest of Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the United States, on Saturday after forcing the evacuation of nearby residents and threatening homes.

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Los Angeles brush fire forces hundreds to flee homes

About 200 homes were evacuated Friday after a brush fire broke out near Los Angeles, sending massive plumes of smokes into the air and shutting down an interstate highway, a fire department spokeswoman said.

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American retailers, restaurants oppose U.S. NAFTA produce proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American retail, restaurant and agriculture groups weighed in on Thursday against a U.S. NAFTA modernization proposal that could pave the way for U.S. seasonal produce growers to file anti-dumping cases against Mexico, according to letters sent to Trump administration officials.

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American retailers, restaurants oppose U.S. negotiators produce proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American retail, restaurant and agriculture groups have weighed in against proposals regarding fresh produce put forward by U.S. negotiators as part of an effort to renegotiate NAFTA, according to letters sent to U.S. officials.

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BRIEF-Dunkin' Donuts announces plans for six new restaurants

* Dunkin' Donuts announces plans for six new restaurants, including two multi-brand locations with Baskin-Robbins, in the Atlanta and Macon Areas

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BRIEF-Three Houston-area Kona Grill restaurants reopen today

* Three Houston-area Kona Grill restaurants reopen today Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Indigenous Peoples Day replaces Columbus Day in Los Angeles

(Reuters) - Indigenous Peoples Day will be celebrated in Los Angeles instead of the traditional Columbus Day after city leaders in the second largest U.S. city decided to recognize Native Americans instead of the Italian explorer.

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The best hotels in Venice

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to hotels in Venice. The Italian city has so many of them that in 2017, authorities mooted a ban on opening any more within the center of town.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: A Wish List for New Restaurants

We may not need more restaurants, but we do need restaurants run by and for a larger slice of society.

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Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises U.S. IPO offering to $1 bln

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Alibaba-backed Best Inc on Tuesday raised its initial public offering size by a third to $1 billion.

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Best Buy beats earnings estimates, raises revenue forecast

(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc , the No.1 U.S. electronics retailer, reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and sales on Tuesday, helped by strong demand for smartphones, connected home and wearable devices.

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UPDATE 1-Best Buy beats earnings estimates, raises revenue forecast

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc, the No.1 U.S. electronics retailer, reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and sales on Tuesday, helped by strong demand for smartphones, connected home and wearable devices.

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Best moments from the 2017 MTV VMAs

Notable performances and powerful calls for unity and equality were the through line at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, which were hosted by singer Katy Perry.

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Food delivery creates tech headache for some U.S. restaurants

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Four tablets from various delivery companies crowd the front counter of Proposition Chicken in San Francisco, each calling out with its own ring when an order arrives.

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In their best red stilettos, German transvestites stomp on AfD

BERLIN (Reuters) - German drag queens are using satire to spoof a hard-right party's anti-Islam election campaign, and German voters are loving it.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks heading for best weeks in six ahead of Yellen, Draghi speeches

* Dollar up on jobless claims drop ahead of Jackson Hole meetings

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Chinese national arrested in Los Angeles on U.S. hacking charge

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Chinese national traveling in Los Angeles was arrested on charges he was part of a hacking conspiracy related to the theft of security clearance records on millions of American government employees, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.

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Police activity is focused around a restaurant in the heart of downtown, witness says

Police in Charleston, South Carolina, are working an "active shooter situation," according to Charles Francis, a spokesman for the Charleston Police Department.

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The reason so many New York restaurants are also in Miami

Miami's food scene may conjure images of stone crabs, croquetas and tostada Cubanas, but these days the New York influence is just as heavy.

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Los Angeles seeks to join lawsuit over U.S. sanctuary policies

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday sought to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, according to a court filing.

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Currency gag wins best joke prize at Edinburgh Fringe

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A comedian who quipped about Britain's new pound coin at the Edinburgh arts festival has won Best Joke of the Fringe 2017, television channel Dave said on Tuesday

worldNews reuters.com

Rocket strikes downtown Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - A rocket struck the heart of Kabul's government and diplomatic area on Monday night, setting off alarms and sirens at foreign embassies, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

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BRIEF-Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation expand commercial agreements worth up to $12 million

* Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation build on early success of pilot with commercial agreements worth up to $12 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Photography nytimes.com

The Look: Sunday Best in Harlem and Brooklyn

A photographer spent a couple of Sundays roaming the streets in Brooklyn and Harlem searching for finely dressed churchgoers.

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

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

Classical Music nytimes.com

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

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

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The best spot to watch the eclipse is in the sky

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Man falls to his death from Los Angeles port crane after police standoff

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man fell to his death on Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles after he led police on a chase before he climbed a crane where he stripped, danced and did acrobatics during a hours-long standoff, local media reported.

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Is this the best design of 2017?

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

Eclipses nytimes.com

Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd

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

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

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

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

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Downtown? Petula Clark goes Down Farm

CROPREDY, England (Reuters) - Grammy award-winner Petula Clark sang her global hit "Downtown" about as far from "where the neon signs are pretty" as she could at the weekend -- to thousands in a field in rural England.

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

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Ex-Los Angeles investment banker gets extra five years for tribal bond fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles investment banker imprisoned for 11 years for a stock manipulation scheme was sentenced on Friday to an additional five years for misappropriating proceeds from a bond issue by a Native American tribe.

Music nytimes.com

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

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

sportsNews reuters.com

Los Angeles City Council backs 2028 Olympic bid

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to authorize the city to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2028 Summer Games.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service from San Francisco, Los Angeles to Mexico City

* Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Mexico City

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

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

Music nytimes.com

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

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

sportsNews reuters.com

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

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

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Hard Road to Making It in Los Angeles

Thursday: Dreams of being a star in Los Angeles, a hot congressional race in Orange County, and a homecoming of sorts for Mark Hamill.

healthNews reuters.com

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

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

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

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

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Sponsors may be tempted by Olympics return to Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) - Even if it is more than a decade away, a Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2028 may be a boost to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) efforts to extend its lucrative contracts with top sponsors such as Visa Inc and Coca-Cola Co, Olympic sponsorship experts said.

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Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

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

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Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympics: sources

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal with Olympic organizers, two sources close to the negotiations told Reuters on Monday, a move that paves the way for Paris to host the 2024 Games.

Olympic Games (2028) nytimes.com

Los Angeles Makes Deal to Host the 2028 Summer Olympics

As part of the deal, which is expected to be announced later Monday, Paris will be awarded the 2024 Olympics.

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Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympics: source

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal with Olympic organizers, a source close to the negotiation told Reuters on Monday, a move that paves the way for Paris to host the 2024 Games.

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Los Angeles will host 2028 Olympics

The Summer Olympics will head to Los Angeles in 2028, according to a spokeswoman for L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson.

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Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympics: L.A. Times

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal with Olympic organizers, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source close to the negotiation.

cnn.com

The best cruises for wellness and good health

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

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Vehicle plows into crowd in Los Angeles, nine hurt

(Reuters) - A vehicle plowed into a crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday and injured nine people, one critically, authorities said, but it was not clear if the incident was intentional.

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

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

Classical Music nytimes.com

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

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

sportsNews reuters.com

Bradley returns to MLS to coach Los Angeles FC

(Reuters) - Former United States coach Bob Bradley has been named the inaugural manager of the Los Angeles Football Club, the Major League Soccer expansion team that will start playing next year.

cnn.com

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

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

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Advent invests in U.S. café operator First Watch Restaurants

July 27 (Reuters) - Private equity firm Advent International has taken a majority stake in cafe operator First Watch Restaurants, the firm announced on Thursday, in a deal sources said values the company between $300 million and $500 million.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Robert Durst Was in Los Angeles at Time of Killing, Friend Says

Emily Altman, who has known Mr. Durst for decades, made the startling revelation during a preliminary hearing in the Susan Berman murder trial.

cnn.com

The best things to do in Brooklyn's Coney Island

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

Cookies nytimes.com

Paris’s Best Macarons: A Guide

Eight pastry and chocolate houses keeping the French classic fresh and relevant.

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Is this the world's best whiskey?

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World's best brick buildings

"Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins."

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For National Tequila Day, the world's best tequila

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NSA chief on Russia-U.S. cyber unit: Now is 'not the best time'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers on Saturday rebuffed the prospect for a U.S.-Russia cyber unit, a proposal which has been greeted with incredulity by several senior U.S. lawmakers and which President Donald Trump himself appeared to back down from after initially indicating interest.

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Just being the best is not enough for defending champion Peaty

(Reuters) - Simply being the best is not good enough, says Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty; the Briton wants to increase the gap on his rivals as he defends his titles at the world swimming championships in Budapest.

Classical Music nytimes.com

That Decisive Moment: Chilling Fervor: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Political messages from the pianist Igor Levit and the conductor Daniel Barenboim were among the highlights.

nytimes.com

How We Define Clickbait (Which We Do Our Best to Avoid)

A senior editor offers some insight into how we think about our digital headlines.

healthNews reuters.com

Bayer says asbestos-related tumor treatment misses key goal

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said on Friday a cancer treatment for patients with a type of tumor often caused by asbestos had failed to meet its main goal in a clinical trial.

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Best places to watch next month's solar eclipse

CNN's Derek Van Dam explores the best spots to catch August's solar eclipse across the US.