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Their children were born in captivity

Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Caitlan Coleman, her husband, Joshua Boyle, and their children have been freed. [Source]

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Kobe Steel plant that supplied plane components being checked

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese authorities are conducting safety checks at a Kobe Steel Ltd aluminum plant that supplied components for a domestically built passenger aircraft, the transport minister said on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Cisco to report product and service revenue in five categories​

* Cisco - ‍will report its product and service revenue in five categories​


Israel's water worries return after four years of drought

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It was a source of national pride - technology and discipline besting a crippling lack of water.


BRIEF-Collins Foods says unit ‍completes acquisition of five KFC restaurants

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Macri coalition may win Argentina's 'Big Five' districts in Sunday mid-term

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Allies of Argentina's business-friendly President Mauricio Macri could sweep the country's "Big Five" voting districts in Sunday's congressional election, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019.


Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe's nearly five-year rule

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Columnist: The Democrats in Their Labyrinth

A party that will do anything to beat Trump except try to woo his voters.

Five former US presidents to appear at hurricane relief concert

It'll be a rare joint appearance of five members of an exclusive club.


Knife-wielding man wounds five people in Munich

BERLIN (Reuters) - A man wounded five people with a knife in the southern German city of Munich on Saturday and was being hunted by police, police and the fire department said.

New York Times

Readers React: Military Members and Their Families Respond to John Kelly’s News Conference

Despite the common connection, their reactions to Mr. Kelly’s speech were anything but unanimous: Some deplored his defense of the administration, while others insisted he was speaking as a true military man.

US bans 5 chemicals in children's toys

Children's toys and child care products will soon have fewer chemicals in them. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted Wednesday to ban five kinds of phthalate chemicals from these products. The vote was 3 to 2 in favor of the restrictions.

Opinion: Trump's superpower is being invisible

Which superpower would President Donald Trump choose -- to fly, or be invisible?

Breaking an informal code of silence, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama jab at their successor

The Presidents club is turning on its newest member.


Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in couple of years; no successor picked yet

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was ready to step down in a couple of years time and his successor is likely already in the cabinet but a clear choice has yet to emerge


Dodgers beat Cubs in Game Five to reach World Series

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday to clinch the National League Championship Series 4-1 and advance to Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 1988.


UPDATE 1-Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago -NHK

* Transport ministry: Nissan investigation into misconduct ongoing


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.


Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Inappropriate inspection practices at Nissan Motor Co had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, in a new revelation that could further roil Japan's second-biggest automaker.

Kids with autism struggle to find normalcy after wildfire destroys their school

For about two weeks, 7-year-old Caden Higuera from Windsor, California, has been cooped up in his house, playing with Legos and patching together 500-piece puzzles.


Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh in dire state: UNICEF

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.


U.S. fund investors regain their risk appetite

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors regained an appetite for risk in the most recent week, rushing into U.S. and emerging-market stocks, according to data on Thursday from Lipper.


Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.


Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William "Billy" Walters.

Mahmud Ahmad

Key ISIS Operative in Philippines ‘Taken’ in Gunfight, President Says

Mahmud Ahmad had acted as a link to the group’s central command in Syria, helping funnel money and foreign fighters who ransacked a city in the south.


CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed.


CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian hostages held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday that a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed last week.

Eyes and Eyesight

Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts

Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5.

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.

'My daddy was a dope dealer': Being a son in the age of mass incarceration

"My daddy was a dope dealer, my daddy was a street n---- ... You may say he ain't s---, but to me he's the realest."


UPDATE 1-UK Q3 retail sales growth weakest in 4 years as inflation bites

* UK Q3 retail sales +1.5 pct yy, lowest since Q2 2013 * ONS and economists cite drag from higher inflation * Sterling hits one-week low against U.S. dollar * BoE Nov rate rise still seen likely, doubts for 2018 (Adds market and economist reaction) By David Milliken and Alistair Smout LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British retail sales slowed unexpectedly sharply in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013 and suggesting consumer demand rem


Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.


FEATURE-Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.

Video showed driver being beaten at traffic stop; officer fired

A police officer in a Cleveland suburb seen on video repeatedly punching a black motorist during a traffic stop in August has been fired.


Kenneth Chenault to step down as AmEx CEO after nearly 17 years

(Reuters) - American Express Co said its chairman and chief executive Kenneth Chenault would step down early next year, ending a nearly 17-year tenure at the helm of the No. 1 U.S. card issuer by spending.

Education (K-12)

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

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

Area Planning and Renewal

Dream City?: Google’s Founders Wanted to Shape a City. Toronto Is Their Chance.

Here’s an opportunity to develop “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up,” but will humans be put first?

McCain: Administration not being up front about Niger attack

Sen. John McCain argued Wednesday that the Trump administration is not being forthcoming about the attack in Niger that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded.

Fashion and Apparel

Browsing: Who Doesn’t Like Being First?

Here’s how to get a jump on next season’s trends right now.


Some children's GPS watches have security flaws: EU consumer group

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some smartwatches for children sold in Europe pose security risks, including potentially allowing hackers to take control of and track a watch, the EU's main consumer lobby said on Wednesday, following a new report by one of its members.


IBM shares head for biggest gain in eight years

(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines Inc surged 9 percent on Wednesday after it beat expectations on revenue and gave an outlook that hinted one of the world's first big computing names was back on a growth track after six years in retreat.

Shooter is believed to be on the loose after five people were wounded at a Maryland office park, deputy says

Five people have been shot at an office park in Maryland community of Edgewood, a deputy with the Harford County sheriff's office said Wednesday morning.


Texas house fire kills mother, five children in 'horrific scene'

(Reuters) - Five children and their mother were killed early on Wednesday when fire engulfed their Texas home about 100 miles east northeast of Houston, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis told KFDM TV news.

Politics and Government

Xi Jinping’s Marathon Speech: Five Takeaways

President Xi Jinping of China gave a 205-minute speech to open the Communist Party congress. Here is what mattered.


BRIEF-CVS Health signs five-year agreement with Anthem

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State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation

In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.


Mitsubishi Motors eyes 30 percent rise in vehicle sales in three years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Wednesday said it planned to boost revenue and annual car sales by 30 percent in the next three years and crank up R&D investment as the Japanese automaker expands its presence in Asia, the U.S. and China while it draws a line under last year's mileage cheating scandal.


China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

Cancer drugs grown in chicken eggs may lower their cost

Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases from chicken eggs.


CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' U.S. Senate torture report then did not

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" before suddenly discovering that its copy had not been lost after all, an agency official said on Tuesday.


China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.


CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' Senate torture report then did not

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" before suddenly discovering that its copy had not been lost after all, an agency official said on Tuesday.


Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.


Central African Republic children starve as aid workers flee fighting

GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said on Tuesday.

How tourists can save lives on their travels

Vacationing in developing countries can sometimes leave travelers feeling uneasy, particularly if they're concerned that tourism may be doing more harm than good.


Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State's Syrian capital came to an end.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: College Advice I Wish I’d Taken

I’m a teacher now, but as an undergraduate, I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain.


Suspected U.S. drone strike kills five on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, government and militant sources said on Tuesday, days after a Canadian-American couple held hostage by the Taliban were freed from the same area.


Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source

TOKYO (Reuters) - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly.


Kobe Steel faked quality data for more than 10 years: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd falsified data on product quality and specifications longer than the 10 years that the company had previously stated, a source with knowledge of the matter said.


BRIEF-Abeona Therapeutics prices offering of five million shares at $16 per share

* Pricing underwritten public offering of five million shares of common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

After 93 years, Qantas finally gets the flight it wants

The Australian airline on Monday took delivery of the first of eight 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. It's a jet that Qantas is pinning its future to -- part of a years-long turnaround from record losses.


Critic’s Notebook: Making Shakespeare Their Own, Serious and Silly

Two productions that draw on the Bard: an “As You Like It” with echoes of the refugee crisis and a goofy musical based on “Measure for Measure.” In this case, fun wins.


Embattled restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday to be taken private

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Ruby Tuesday Inc said on Monday it would be acquired by private equity firm NRD Capital for an enterprise value of about $335 million.


Kobe Steel shares hit near fiver-year lows as cheating scandal raises financial risks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Just over a week out from revelations of a cheating scandal that plunged Kobe Steel Ltd in crisis and ensnared hundreds of firms, the embattled steelmaker's shares skidded to five-year lows on Monday as investors worried about the financial and legal fallout.


Kobe Steel shares hit near five-year lows as cheating scandal raises financial risks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Just over a week out from revelations of a cheating scandal that plunged Kobe Steel Ltd in crisis and ensnared hundreds of firms, the embattled steelmaker's shares skidded to five-year lows on Monday as investors worried about the financial and legal fallout.


Bengaluru building collapse kills at least five: officials

BENGALURU (Reuters) - A multi-storey building collapsed in the south Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring several, officials said.


Kobe Steel shares tumble to near five-year low as cheating crisis deepens

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of embattled Kobe Steel Ltd tumbled to their lowest level in nearly 5 years on Monday, as a cheating scandal at the Japanese steelmaker ensnared hundreds of firms and left investors fearing for the financial and legal fallout.


Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gains

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces took control of "vast areas" in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions.

Homeless Persons

Homeless Shelters Name Their Own Rates in New York, Audit Finds

The state comptroller found that New York had poor control over how much it was paying to house the homeless, but the city said reform was already underway.

Joshua Boyles says he didn't expect the impact of being held for five years to be so severe

Joshua Boyle said the gravity of the situation his family survived is starting to sink in.


Macron says labor reforms need two years to bear fruit

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he was a president of all French, dismissing opponents' criticisms that his policies favor the rich, and said it would be two years before the full impact of his labor reforms would show in the job market.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Five Arrested in Georgia in ‘Heinous’ 1983 Killing of Black Man

Two members of law enforcement were among those facing charges in the murder of Timothy Coggins, and officials said the crime was racially motivated.


Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defenses on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst storm in 50 years.

Baltimore Orioles

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

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

Cooking and Cookbooks

Times Insider: New York Times Recipe Commenters (Politely) Spill Their Guts

Communities like NYT Cooking can feel like a safe space in which to vent.


Gunmen attack Kenyan school, killing six children: officials

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Seven people, six of them children, were killed in northern Kenya on Saturday when unknown assailants attacked a school, officials said.


Cyprus president to seek second five-year term in Jan '18 vote

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday he planned to seek a second five-year term in elections scheduled for January 2018, pledging to pick up the pace of reunification talks which collapsed in acrimony in mid-2017.


Five arrested in Georgia, including two law enforcement officers, over 1983 murder

(Reuters) - A decades-old investigation in the U.S. state of Georgia into the murder of a black man in 1983 culminated in the arrest of five white people on Friday, including two law enforcement officers charged with hindering the probe, officials said.


To Court Workers, Japanese Firms Try Being More Gay-Friendly

A combination of evolving social attitudes and competition for talent is forcing companies in Japan to become more welcoming to gay employees.


WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio.


First spending boost in years set to pad tech stock earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first global increase in corporate spending since 2012 will likely boost the earnings of technology companies outside of the so-called FAANG group of Facebook Inc , Inc , Apple Inc , Netflix Inc and Google , adding momentum to a 25 percent rally in the sector for the year to date.


Dollar heads for worst week in five as stocks cheer record streak

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks advanced for a fourth straight day on Friday on expectations of broad-based global growth, while the dollar was on course for its worst week in five as investors awaited U.S. inflation data.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: Mayim Bialik: Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World

I have always had an uncomfortable relationship with being employed in an industry built on the objectification of women.


China's most-wanted fugitive jailed for eight years for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Friday jailed the country's number one most wanted fugitive for eight years for graft and taking bribes, state media said.


Cubs edge Nats in Game Five thriller to advance to NLCS

(The Sports Xchange) - Addison Russell had two hits and four RBIs as the Chicago Cubs scored four runs off Max Scherzer in the fifth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 on Thursday in the fifth and deciding game of their National League Division Series.


Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

HANOI (Reuters) - At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the disaster prevention agency said on Friday.


EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso sinks to five-month low on NAFTA concerns

MEXICO CITY, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso sank to its weakest in nearly five months on concerns that talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could founder and undermine demand for the country's exports. Mexican Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade said that the country is working on plans that include tariff measures and finding substitute markets in case talks to rehash NAFTA are unsatisfactory. The peso shed close to 1 percent following Meade's comme

'I don't think I'm being fired today,' Kelly says

White House chief of staff John Kelly, making a rare appearance before reporters Thursday, rejected reports that he would soon be departing the White House.

Historic NASA photos taken by astronauts up for auction

Labor and Jobs

N.F.L. Players May Have an Ally in Their Protests: Labor Law

In a debate over how far workers can go in banding together without retribution by their employers, many experts say showing solidarity is a legal right.


Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple, three children freed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Their children were born in captivity

Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Caitlan Coleman, her husband, Joshua Boyle, and their children have been freed.


The Pour: Five Common Wine Myths, Debunked

Even as people become more comfortable with wine, certain fallacies persist. One dinner, at Daniel, tried to prove them wrong.


Toy-telligence the smart choice for children at Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) - Tyler the Playful Tiger, who roars, purrs and moves during play is among a group of animatronic toys tipped to be the most in demand for Christmas, according to the world's oldest...


Pakistan army rescues kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and three children

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's army said on Thursday it had rescued a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children after receiving intelligence from the United States, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan.

The little red pill being pushed on the elderly

The maker of a little red pill intended to treat a rare condition is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars a year as it aggressively targets frail and elderly nursing home residents for whom the drug may be unnecessary or even unsafe, a CNN investigation has found.

Family held hostage by Taliban rescued after 5 years

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been freed from captivity by Pakistani security forces, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Dr. Gupta: Is your doctor being paid by a drug company?

Pharmaceutical companies can pay doctors to help promote their drugs, but not to prescribe them. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why this creates a gray area.

United States Politics and Government

Militants Free American Woman and Family Held for 5 Years in Afghanistan

An American woman, her Canadian husband and three children were held for five years in Afghanistan by a Taliban faction, the Haqqani network.


Pakistan rescues Canadian, American couple and their three children from 'terrorist custody'

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani troops have rescued a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children from "terrorist custody" following a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies, the army said on Thursday.

Hollywood joked about Weinstein for years

Hollywood has long joked about Harvey Weinstein, and now the jokes are ringing uncomfortably true.

Education (K-12)

Disability: You Are Special! Now Stop Being Different

I was taught that my learning disabilities meant I was a problem, not a student.


Colombia peace deal cannot be modified for 12 years, court rules

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's next three governments must comply with a 2016 peace deal signed with the Marxist FARC rebel group, the Constitutional Court said in a ruling late on Wednesday, shielding the accord from potential changes should the opposition win next year's elections.

Wildfires kill couple married for 75 years

Nothing could separate Charles and Sara Rippey. Not war. Not even a deadly California wildfire that engulfed their house.


New York lawyer gets two years in prison for tax evasion scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York lawyer charged with failing to report more than $3 million of income from tax shelter and other transactions he handled at the law firm Herrick Feinstein, where he led the tax practice, was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday.

Two years of Trump panning the Iran deal

President Trump has never been a fan of the Iran nuclear deal, but his rhetoric has changed slightly since he took office.


Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons

(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.

Cary Elwes celebrates 30 Years of 'The Princess Bride'

Hollywood take note: Cary Elwes doesn't want you putting "The Princess Bride" on your reboot/remake list.


Baseball: Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons

(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.

Sexual allegations cost powerful men their jobs. But not the White House

It took years for the stories to emerge, but when they did, Harvey Weinstein lost his job at the company that bears his name.


Italy culls birds after five H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in October

ROME (Reuters) - Italy has had five outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu in farms the central and northern parts of the country since the start of the month and about 880,000 chickens, ducks and turkeys will be culled, officials said on Wednesday.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits.

Apple, Google and other tech giants are pushing deeper into cultural industries — and stumbling in ways that suggest a certain cluelessness.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Three Wealthy Women and Their Venetian Mansion

Judith Mackrell’s “The Unfinished Palazzo” traces the lives of its 20th-century owners: Marchesa Luisa Casati, Lady Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.

For first time in 32 years, US out of World Cup

For the first time since 1986, the US Men's National Team will be watching the World Cup from home.


BRIEF-Alibaba Group says to invest over $15 bln in R&D over next 3 years

* Alibaba group holding - ‍announced launch of global research program, alibaba damo academy, designed to increase technological collaboration worldwide​

Mom: I remember when my children couldn't breathe

The days when all three of her children were simultaneously gasping for air are interminably etched in Laura Kellogg's mind.


EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso hits near five-month low on NAFTA jitters

(Recasts with peso at five-month low; updates prices) Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso weakened for a fifth straight trading day on Tuesday, slumping to a nearly five-month low, on concerns that talks between Mexico and the United States may fail to reach a new trade deal. Trade officials from Mexico, the United States and Canada meet on Wednesday in the Washington area for a fourth round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. On the eve of the talks,


Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years: WHO report

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday.


Virtual F1 racers set for their own Abu Dhabi final

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One will see at least one world champion crowned in Abu Dhabi next month, even if Lewis Hamilton wraps things up long before on the track, after 20 virtual racers secured their slots for the sport's inaugural E-sports series final on Tuesday.

Books and Literature

In Love With Romance Novels, but Not Their Lack of Diversity

The owners of the Ripped Bodice bookstore gathered data about writers’ races, and the results confirmed what many authors and consumers already knew.

I'm not a victim of a 'mistaken beauty campaign,' woman in Dove ad says

United States Economy

Economic Scene: Why Big Cities Thrive, and Smaller Ones Are Being Left Behind

Population is a growing source of economic cleavage, as larger metropolitan areas adapt better to the disruptions arising from trade and technology.


Doctors may fear losing their license for seeking mental health care

(Reuters Health) - Nearly 40 percent of U.S. physicians are reluctant to seek mental health care out of fear that it might imperil their medical license, a recent study suggests.


Business jet sales have not taken off with soaring corporate profits

LAS VEGAS, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Two quarters of soaring U.S. corporate profits have not yet produced the "Trump bump" in orders for new business jets that some industry executives had been hoping for, analysts said as a major business aviation gathering opened on Tuesday.

20 years later, Tamagotchis are back


BRIEF-Dell Technologies ‍to invest $1 bln in Iot R&D over next 3 years​

* Dell Technologies says ‍to invest $1 billion in IOT research and development over next three years​




Disney star defends remarrying two years after husband died

A former Disney Channel star has struck back at online commenters who are questioning her new marriage less than two years after her first husband died.

The Democratic leaders are still mum five days after the media mogul was accused of sexual harassment

On Tuesday morning, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democratic party's 2016 vice presidential nominee, sat down for an interview on CNN's "New Day." Asked about the allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, the deposed Hollywood mogul, Kaine said: "Any leader should condemn this. These allegations are low-life behavior."

Historic Buildings and Sites

Erbil Journal: After 6,000 Years of Human Habitation, One Family and Lots of Mice

The Erbil citadel, in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region, is one of the oldest continuously occupied human settlements on earth.

Moore, Roy S

First Words: Are Politicians Responsible for Their ‘Base,’ or Is It the Other Way Around?

Republican leaders used to worry about the limits of their base. Now they find themselves increasingly at its mercy.

Patients taken to safety

At least two hospitals in Northern California evacuated patients as more than 14 wildfires spread across at least 57,000 acres of land, destroying 1,500 structures, officials said.

Child Soldiers

2 Paths for Yemen’s War-Scarred Children: Combat, or Marriage

The country is facing a humanitarian crisis that is threatening the lives, health and futures of its young people.


New Volkswagen Brazil head sees market growing 40 pct in 4 years

SAO PAULO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Brazilian auto market should grow 40 percent in the next four years as Latin America's largest economy emerges from its deepest recession in a century, the new head of Volkswagen AG in Brazil said on Monday.


Bolivia's Morales leads 'Che' homage 50 years after execution

VALLEGRANDE, Bolivia (Reuters) - Thousands gathered on Monday in a small town in southern Bolivia, where the leader of the Cuban revolution Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed by CIA-backed Bolivian soldiers 50 years earlier.


Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico expired Sunday, not being extended: DHS

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico expired Sunday night and will not be extended, according to a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson.


Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery

HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.


Kyrgios finds purpose in helping underprivileged children

(Reuters) - Firebrand Australian Nick Kyrgios believes he has found his life's purpose in helping underprivileged children and he is planning to set up a facility for them in Melbourne.

Opinion: Facebook and Google need to own their role in spreading misinformation

Every day we learn more about the scale and effectiveness of Russian influence operations during the 2016 US election. The implications for our political process are ominous, but the problem runs much deeper. For years hostile foreign governments, terrorist groups, and armies of internet trolls have manipulated public discussion, both in the United States and around the world.

Blood Pressure

Personal Health: New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children

Study after study has demonstrated that elevated blood pressure is correctly diagnosed in less than one-quarter of the children who have it.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin Risk Their Reputations

Pleasing their boss at all costs isn’t worth it.


Execution Still Haunts Village, 50 Years After Che Guevara’s Death

Residents of a tiny Bolivian hamlet vividly recall the day the guerrilla leader was shot at their school. “For us, this was a time of suffering,” says a woman who brought him soup.


At least 12 Rohingya, mainly children, drown in latest boat disaster - police

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 12 Rohingya Muslim refugees, mainly children, drowned when their boats capsized on the way to Bangladesh, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people from their homes.


Honeywell sees steady business jet sales over 10 years

Oct 8 (Reuters) - The business jet market is expected to get a tailwind from the global economy's steady pace of growth and as Corporate America upgrades to newer aircraft.

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.

Why they kept their love a secret

Former Iraqi soldiers Nayyef Hrebid and Btoo Allami kept their love a secret because being gay put their lives in grave danger.


Whatever Happened to Just Being Type A?

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

Why 'Blade Runner' is more relevant today than it was 35 years ago

Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" opened in June of 1982 starring arguably the biggest actor in the world at the time, Harrison Ford. While it was positioned to be a blockbuster, the film faded after a few weeks with minimal box office gross and mixed reviews.


Drug chains tumble on reports Amazon eyeing their pie

(Reuters) - Shares of drug retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, CVS Health Corp and Rite Aid Corp tumbled on Friday after reports that Inc was looking to make a move into selling drugs online.

Boston Red Sox

Dominican Players Sharpen Their Skills With a Broomstick and Bottle Cap

Like other Dominican major leaguers, Rafael Devers of the Red Sox was reared, in part, on vitilla, a game that uses a swerving cap for a ball.


U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for 4th week in five -Baker Hughes

Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. oil rig count fell for a fourth time in the last five weeks as a 14-month drilling recovery stalled as energy firms reduced spending plans in response to recent crude price declines. The oil rig count fell by two to 748 in the week to Oct. 6, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. The rig count, an early indicator of future output, is much higher than a year ag


'Jihadi Gran' gets 10 years after joining son in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - A court on Friday sentenced a radicalized French woman to 10 years in prison after traveling to Syria where her son was fighting alongside Islamic State militants.


Pope tells web companies: use profits to protect children

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis told executives of leading internet companies on Friday to use "their great profits" to defend children from sexual exploitation and other dangers lurking online.

800,000 being moved to a single enormous camp

Bangladesh will build a single, enormous refugee camp to house around 800,000 Rohingya refugees as a Bangladeshi minister warned his country was struggling to deal with the flood across the border.


Japan transport ministry finds flawed procedures at five Nissan plants

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's transport ministry on Friday said inspections at five of six plants making Nissan Motor Co Ltd cars found stamps of certified technicians on documents signing off checks by non-certified technicians on vehicles for the domestic market.

Children killed after day care center fire

At least four children have been killed, and several others injured, after a man torched a day care center in southeastern Brazil on Thursday.


Japan ministry says unauthorized staff certified cars at five Nissan plants

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii said on Friday that unauthorized technicians had been found certifying vehicles at five Nissan Motor Co plants that the ministry has been inspecting.


Audrey Hepburn's son sues children's charity over use of mother's name

(Reuters) - A son of the late actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn on Thursday sued a children's charity bearing her name to stop it from putting the Hepburn name on a wide array of clothing, handbags, portraits, umbrellas and other items.

10 Las Vegas survivors recount their six hours of hell

Thousands of phones are held aloft, their lights flickering as crowds sing "God Bless America" along with duo Big & Rich.


Venezuela's unrest, food scarcity take psychological toll on children

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan siblings Jeremias, 8, and Victoria, 3, were in their pajamas and preparing to go to bed when a tear gas canister smashed through their family's kitchen window in early July.


Hilton to add 100 hotels to its chain in Africa over five years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hilton Worldwide plans to spend $50 million over the next five years to add 100 hotels to its chain in Africa, it said on Thursday, joining other chains keen to tap growing business and international travel on the continent.


Hilton to add 29 hotels to its chain in Africa over five years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hilton Worldwide plans to spend $50 million over the next five years to renovate and rebrand 29 hotels in Africa, it said on Thursday, joining other chains keen to tap growing business and international travel on the continent.


The Culture Issue: Should Women Make Their Own Pop Music Canon?

I listened to only female singers all summer. Here’s what I learned.


UPDATE 2-Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in 3 years

* Aims to settle Western Digital disputes at an early stage (Adds further Bain comments)


Your gilded chariot awaits: Brunei sultan celebrates 50 years in power

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) - Oil-rich Brunei’s absolute ruler marked 50 years in power on Thursday, with elaborate celebrations that included a glittering procession through the capital on a gilded chariot.


Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in three years

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP on Thursday said it aims to list Toshiba Corp's chip unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange within three years, to cash in its investment after leading an $18 billion acquisition of the business.


UPDATE 1-Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in 3 years

* Aims to settle Western Digital disputes at an early stage (Adds specific time frame, Toshiba deadline, Bain's China antitrust filing, comment from Bain Japan chief)


Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in Tokyo within a few years

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP said on Thursday that it aims to list Toshiba Corp's chip unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange within a few years.


BRIEF-Manitex international, inc. Announces $12 million new crane order taken at ICUEE 2017

* Manitex International, Inc. Announces $12 million new crane order taken at icuee 2017


Iran sentences member of nuclear negotiating team to five years in jail: Tasnim

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian authorities sentenced a member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team to five years in jail, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday although it gave no details of the case.

These survivors watched their loved ones die

Tony Burditus never got a chance to say good-bye to his high school sweetheart.

Books and Literature

Poetry: Five Decades of Frank Bidart’s Verse, From Masks to Self-Mythology

The collected poems in “Half-Light,” long-listed for the National Book Award, let readers trace the evolution of a sophisticated modern master.


IEA lifts five-year renewables forecast after record 2016

LONDON (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency (IEA) has raised its forecasts for renewable energy over the next five years following a record 2016, mainly driven by a surge in solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in China, India and the United States.


Yankees 8, Twins 4: Yankees Blast Their Way Out of an Early Hole and Advance to A.L.D.S.

Despite a disastrous start by Luis Severino, the Yankees got home runs from Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge to win the A.L. wild-card game.

Gun Control

Editorial: On Guns, Nevada’s Leaders Are Overruling Their Voters

With a specious rationale, state officials are blocking implementation of a ballot measure requiring background checks on private gun sales.

Women's Rights

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

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

Las Vegas heroes: They risked their lives to save strangers

Two women caught in the middle of the Las Vegas shooting recalled how their lives were saved by a stranger who shielded them from a hail of bullets with his own body.


BRIEF-Tc Pipelines says term loan agreement amendments ‍extend final maturity by five years to Oct. 2, 2022 - SEC filing​

* Tc pipelines lp says on sept 29 entered into amendment, effective as of october 2, 2017 to term loan agreement dated as of july 1, 2013 - sec filing


Japan's Murata aims for profitable battery biz in 2-3 years: CEO

CHIBA (Reuters) - Japanese electronics components firm Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd aims to turn around its money-losing battery business within two to three years as its safety technology draws strong interest from smartphone vendors, its chief executive said.

Women and Girls

Women Today: Inspired or Frustrated, Women Are Starting Businesses of Their Own

An increasing number of women, some frustrated by little progress in the corporate world, are starting businesses and taking command of their careers.

Federal Taxes (US)

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans, Trapped by Their Flimflam

Fraud keeps catching up with the fraudsters, first on their health plans, now on taxes.

Books and Literature

Match Book: Illustrated Books to Help Children Embrace Their Differences

Ferdinand the peaceful bull, a blue crayon named Red and other misunderstood heroes who teach kids it’s ok to be themselves.


Senate confirms FCC chairman to new five-year term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for another five-year term on the telecommunications regulatory panel where he faces decisions over dismantling Obama-era internet protections and a major television station merger.


UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate confirms FCC chairman to new five-year term

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for another five-year term on the telecommunications regulatory panel where he faces decisions over dismantling Obama-era internet protections and a major television station merger.


U.S. Senate confirms FCC chairman to new five-year term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed on Monday Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to serve another five-year term on the telecommunications regulatory panel.

How to teach children about gender equality

Ask a group of New Jersey fifth- and sixth-graders about the differences between girls and boys, and at first it gets a tad uncomfortable.

Americans want strict gun laws after mass shootings. Then their interest fades.

It's an all-too-familiar pattern in American politics: In the wake of mass shootings, support for stricter gun laws spikes temporarily. But that shift in public opinion largely fades over time, and Congress doesn't pass anything.


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

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

‘Dreamers’ Rush to Renew Their Protections One Last Time

The Trump administration, which is phasing out a program for young undocumented immigrants, will stop accepting applications for two-year renewals after Thursday.

Legal Profession

Federal Prosecutors Embrace Their Inner Entrepreneurs

Government lawyers used to decamp by default to giant corporate law firms. More and more, they’re eschewing Big Law and starting their own outfits.

Jews and Judaism

On Being Jewish, American and a Writer

Three fiction writers and one cartoonist ruminate on Jewish identity and its relationship to Israel and the United States in 2017.


Kitchens and Their Evolving Personalities

The kitchen has replaced the art wall and the living room as a locus for self-expression.

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.


BRIEF-OTP to buy five or more banks in next two years - BBG

Oct 2 (Reuters) - OTP Bank Zrt CEO Sandor Csanyi tells Bloomberg in interview:


Five injured in Canada vehicle, stabbing attacks

EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) - Canadian police on Sunday arrested a man whom authorities said they believe acted alone to carry out violent "attacks of terror" in the western city of Edmonton, injuring a police officer and four pedestrians with two vehicles and a knife.


O.J. Simpson walks out of Nevada prison after serving nine years for robbery

(Reuters) - O.J. Simpson, acquitted of the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and her friend after the "Trial of the Century," was released early on Sunday from a prison in Nevada, where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel.


Man shouting "Allahu Akbar" kills two at French train station before being shot dead

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - French soldiers shot and a killed a man on Sunday after he stabbed to death two women at Marseille's main train station, the French interior ministry said, in what police sources called a "likely terrorist act".


Man kills two people at French train station before being shot dead: police source

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - A French soldier shot dead a man after he stabbed and killed two passers-by at Marseille's main train station on Sunday, the French interior ministry said, in what police sources called a "likely terrorist act".

Probation and Parole

O.J. Simpson Is Freed on Parole in Nevada After 9 Years

Mr. Simpson, 70, was released at 12:08 a.m. local time after being imprisoned for an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Through the Lens of the Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identity and Trump

“We Were Eight Years in Power” is a selection of Coates’s most influential pieces from The Atlantic, with new material about what he was thinking and feeling when he wrote them.