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The Senator says she does not believe Roy Moore's denials of sexual abuse and hopes Alabama voters don't elect him

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said on Sunday that she does not believe Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's denials of the sexual allegations against him and hopes the state's voters do not send him to Washington.

Collins: I hope Moore doesn't win

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) tells CNN's Jake Tapper she believes the allegations against Judge Roy Moore are "credible," and that she does not want him in the Senate.


'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, a well-placed source said on Saturday.

Nuclear Weapons

Opinion: Nuclear War Doesn’t Seem So Funny After All

This wasn’t supposed to be something we actually had to be afraid of.


'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress: source

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday.

Bocce (Game)

Sporting: The Secret to a Long Life Is Bocce

And lots of friends to play it with, as I discovered on the courts in Boston’s North End.

This store doesn't care if you buy anything





BRIEF-Lumos Networks completes sale to EQT Infrastructure

* Lumos Networks completes sale to EQT Infrastructure Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Think Much of Al Franken’s Apologies

The “Late Show” host didn’t think “intended to be funny” was a sufficient excuse for the Minnesota senator’s behavior.


BRIEF-Epicore Bionetworks posts Q1 EPS of $0.014

* Epicore Bionetworks Inc reports results for Q1 fiscal year 2018 for the quarter ended 30 september 2017, in us dollars


BRIEF-Coca-Cola CEO on CNBC says "never say never" on getting into booze, but it "doesn't make sense" right now

* Coca-Cola CEO on CNBC says "never say never" on getting into booze, but it "doesn't make sense" right now‍​ Further company coverage: ( )

How does your child's screen time measure up?

It's not unusual for children to sulk or throw a tantrum when parents demand they switch off the television or put down the phone, but for parents, what's on that screen -- or how long a child has been staring at it -- is the bigger worry.

Economic Conditions and Trends

As Power Grid Sputters in Puerto Rico, Business Does Too

The catastrophe of the storm has been followed by an economic disaster with no end in sight.


Volkswagen says works council payments legal, after raids

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen said it had obeyed the law in the payment of its works council chief, Bernd Osterloh, whose office was raided on Tuesday along with those of its chairman, finance chief and head of personnel.


Volkswagen says adheres to works council remuneration law

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen said on Wednesday that it obeyed the law in the payment of its works council chief, Bernd Osterloh.


UPDATE 1-U.S. SEC chair says does not support call for delay to new regulatory audit system

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The Chairman of the U.S. securities regulator said on Tuesday he did not support an industry request that had cited cyber security concerns to delay the rollout of a massive new database aimed at helping the regulator better police markets.

Presidential Election of 2016

Editorial: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Recall

Over more than five hours, Mr. Sessions on Tuesday still forgot a lot of things most people would remember.


BRIEF-Valeura Energy says does not expect to provide guidance on 2018 work program, budget until Q1

* Valeura announces third quarter 2017 financial and operating results and commencement of the Yamalik-1 testing program


About 15 percent of U.S. agencies detected Kaspersky software on networks: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 15 percent of U.S. federal agencies have reported some trace of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab software on their systems, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told Congress on Tuesday.

Opinion: Why does Putin hate me?

Three weeks ago, as I was planning a trip to the United States, Vladimir Putin placed me on Interpol's most wanted list. That meant I risked arrest at any international border and that as a UK citizen it also meant my US visa was automatically revoked.


Iran says it does not interfere in Lebanese state affairs: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that it does not interfere in Lebanon and that comments on Sunday by Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister nine days ago, gave hope he would soon return to his country, state TV reported.


Taiwan tells U.S. it does not want to cause trouble in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has assured the United States it has no intention of causing trouble in the Taiwan Strait, the self-ruled island's envoy to a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders said on Monday.


Sporting: How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

She does not talk just about elevating her fellow women runners; she elevates them. And they win.

Smerconish: Here's who Trump doesn't believe

CNN's Michael Smerconish says that if President Trump believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of meddling in the 2016 US election, he is ignoring the conclusions of members of his own administration that Russia did interfere.


Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art

The museum has said the sale is necessary for its financial survival.


BRIEF-PayPal announces ‍suspension of services by TIO Networks

* Suspension of services by TIO is a result of PayPal's discovery of security vulnerabilities on TIO platform​


An umbrella for shade: Rohingya refugee boy works to support family

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Twelve-year-old Nur Hafes would rather be in school or playing football with friends at home in Myanmar.

Politics and Government

Lions of New York: David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?


Cambodia PM Hun Sen says 2018 election result does not need international recognition

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday said the 2018 national election result does not require international recognition to be valid -- the latest sign of his determination to hold on to power after almost 33 years in office.

Anita Hill: Sexual assault does not define you

Anita Hill, who publicly accused former Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, gives her advice to victims of sexual assault and harassment during CNN's Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America town hall.


U.S. Senate tax plan does not kill electric vehicle credit

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate tax reform proposal unveiled on Thursday does not eliminate a $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed.

Trump does not take questions with Xi

US President Donald Trump did not take questions from reporters in China, forfeiting a potential opportunity to push Chinese leader Xi Jinping to face the press.

Air Force Academy hoax doesn't change overall picture on hate crimes

New 'Star Wars' trilogy in the works

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

F.Y.I.: When the War to End All Wars Doesn’t Do the Trick

New Yorkers thought the end of World War I meant everlasting peace, and so erected many monuments to that effect. Then World War II came along.


BRIEF-Ubiquiti Networks reports Q1 non-GAAP earnings per share $0.92

* Ubiquiti Networks reports first quarter fiscal 2018 financial results


Running Through the Heart of Navajo

The Canyon de Chelly Ultra on the Navajo reservation tests hearts, minds and legs on a treacherous, 34-mile path up 1,000 feet, to finish “in beauty.”


Assad says Syria war does not end in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said the victories of the Syrian army and its allies against terrorist organizations do not end in Deir al-Zor province where Islamic State has its last significant stronghold, his office reported on Tuesday.


Tanzania's Magufuli sacks officials who failed to recall public works budget figures

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked two senior officials late on Monday after they failed to recall immediately how much money was allocated by the government in their respective districts for public road construction projects.





BRIEF-FTE Networks announces reverse stock split

* FTE Networks announces reverse stock split Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Trump asks Japan to build cars in the U.S. It already does

Texas Shooting, Paradise Papers, Shalane Flanagan: Your Monday Briefing

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


Flanagan scores stunning victory in New York City marathon

(Reuters) - Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years when she claimed a dominant victory over Kenyan three-times champion Mary Keitany on Sunday.

Hensarling, Jeb

Departures Promise to Reshape the House, Whether or Not Election Does

The retirement announcements last week of the Science and Financial Services chairmen brought to 27 the number of Republicans who have left or are leaving.

New York City Marathon

Shalane Flanagan Solves N.Y.C. Marathon for American Women

At age 36, she became the first American woman to win the race since Miki Gorman in 1977.


Flanagan scores stunning victory in NYC marathon

(Reuters) - Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years when she claimed a dominant victory over Kenyan three-times champion Mary Keitany on Sunday.

Bush: This guy doesn't know what it means to be President

Former President George H.W. Bush has a blunt assessment of Donald Trump: "He's a blowhard." And his son, former President George W. Bush, has harsh words for his Republican successor as well: "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president."


Sporting: The Dodgers Lost, but Los Angeles Is Winning

Tinseltown has become a great American sports town.


Trump says does not remember much about meeting with former campaign aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said he did not remember much about a meeting last year with a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty this month as part of a federal probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. election campaign.


BRIEF-Network-1 posts settlement of patent litigation with Juniper Networks

* Network-1 announces settlement of patent litigation with Juniper Networks, Inc.

Analysis: Sessions sure does forget a lot of stuff about Russia and the 2016 election

Jeff Sessions' memory isn't exactly stellar. Particularly when it comes to what he knew about interactions between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

Trump, Donald J

Eleven Minutes on Twitter: ‘@realDonaldTrump Does Not Exist’

Amid a presidency that has seemed, at times, to be conducted primarily in 140-character pieces, it was a seismic event, and what was left of Twitter erupted.

April Ryan: What side of history does John Kelly stand on?

Political analyst April Ryan said that people can't deal with issues of slavery and compromise, referencing White House chief of staff John Kelly's comment that the Civil War began because of "the lack of an ability to compromise."


Tech Fix: The iPhone X Is Cool. That Doesn’t Mean You Are Ready for It.

Apple’s newest iPhone takes a big leap from past models by shedding a home button and including a face scanner. And remember the price: $999.


Trump does not recall adviser's suggestion of Putin meeting: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday President Donald Trump does not recall a meeting with his foreign policy advisers in March 2016 in which one of them suggested he could arrange a meeting between candidate Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Russia not currently planning actions against U.S. media or social networks: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor is not currently planning any concrete actions against U.S. media outlets or online social networks, RIA news agency cited Roskomnadzor head Alexander Zharov as saying on Wednesday.

Does Jesus love you more if you send your pastor a thousand bucks?

We use Jesus's name in twisted -- and often awful -- ways to make points that are more about us and less about Jesus and his teachings. Pro-life and want to pack heat? Numerous articles are dedicated to which gun Jesus would carry to protect the "weak and defenseless."


iPhone X is best yet and FaceID works, mostly: reviewers

(Reuters) - The first reviews of Apple Inc's eagerly awaited iPhone X are out and the verdict is clear: it is the best iPhone yet.

What does it mean?: Conspiracy vs. collusion

CNN legal analyst Paul Callan explains the different types of conspiracies according to federal law.


Trump administration does not want limits on war authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top national security aides pushed back on Monday against U.S. lawmakers calling for a new congressional war authorization, saying it would be a mistake to impose geographic or time limits on the campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups.

Pretending problem doesn't exist doesn't solve problem, American President learns

Here's how Donald Trump, aka the President of the United States, responded on Twitter to the news that his one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been indicted on a dozen counts of money laundering and filing false lobbying forms for his work in foreign countries:

What the Manafort indictment proves (and what it doesn't)

On Monday morning former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted on charges of money laundering and filing false foreign lobbying reports, among other counts.

Melania Trump does things her way

During a Thursday afternoon event in the White House's East Room, first lady Melania Trump stood at the podium and closed her remarks by saying something she has not often said -- and certainly not said lately -- about her husband: "I am so proud to support him today, as he sees this commitment through."


Indonesia detains owner after deadly fireworks factory blaze

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities have detained a fireworks factory owner and a manager on suspicion of negligence after explosions and fire ripped through a warehouse on the outskirts of Jakarta, killing 48 workers and injuring dozens, police said on Saturday.


Sporting: Baseballs of 1948

My father was a batboy that year with the White Sox. Putting his collection of signed balls up for sale has brought back memories.


Haley says does not want Secretary of State Tillerson's job

KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Friday she did not want to take the job of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose tenure has been dogged by rumors of rifts with President Donald Trump.

Trump to reporters' kids: How does the press treat you?

While handing out Halloween candy to reporters' children, President Donald Trump said he couldn't "believe the media produced such beautiful children."


Golf: Johnson's new putter works like magic, 63 gives him the lead in Shanghai

(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson reaped magic from a new putter to card a sparkling nine-under 63 and take a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai on Friday.

This mirror only works if you smile

Designed to uplift the spirits of cancer patients, Smile Mirror only turns on with a smile.


Indonesia police comb site of deadly fireworks factory explosions

KOSAMBI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian investigators combed a burnt-out fireworks factory on Friday after blasts killed 47 people and injured dozens, as doctors treated survivors suffering from horrific burns of up to 80 percent of their bodies.


Indonesian Fireworks Factory Explosion Kills Dozens

With at least 47 dead and 46 hurt, the authorities were investigating whether the business in Tangerang was illegal.


Indonesia fireworks factory blasts kill 47, injure dozens: police

KOSAMBI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two explosions and a fire at a fireworks factory on the western outskirts of Indonesia's capital killed 47 people and injured dozens on Thursday, police said, and the death toll was expected to rise.


Indonesia fireworks factory explosions kill 47, injure dozens -police

KOSAMBI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two explosions and a fire at a fireworks factory in the western outskirts of Indonesia's capital killed 47 people and injured dozens on Thursday, police said, and the death toll was expected to rise.


Indonesia fireworks factory blast death toll at 47: police

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The number of deaths has risen to 47 from Thursday's blast at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital of Jakarta, with 46 injured, police spokesman Argo Yuwono told Metro Television.

At least 26 die in fireworks factory explosion

At least 26 people have been killed and 30 injured in a fireworks factory explosion Thursday near the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.


Indonesia fireworks factory explosion kills 30, injures dozens: official

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An explosion and fire at a fireworks factory on the western outskirts of Indonesia's capital killed at least 30 people and injured dozens on Thursday, officials said.


Indonesia fireworks factory explosion kills 27, injures 35: media

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An explosion and a fire at a fireworks factory in an area west of Indonesia's capital of Jakarta have killed 27 people and injured 35, media said on Thursday, citing police and firefighters.


Nokia posts profit growth on the back of patent deal, networks fall

HELSINKI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Nokia reported larger than expected quarterly profits on Thursday, helped by a patent licensing deal, but warned that its mainstay network equipment market looked more challenging and that it was set to decline also in 2018.


First Person: The Museum of You Does Not Have a Gift Shop

At some point in each life, a massive wave of objects — diaries, photos, letters, clothes, perhaps a piano — breaks over us.


Low risk does not mean you can skimp on insurance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The odds are in your favor that you will not end up using the disability or term life insurance you get through work any time soon. But you need it anyway – and more than you...

Does Bill O'Reilly still have a future on TV?


Old-fashioned retirement advice still works

NEW YORK (Reuters) - What is the best way to boost savings in workplace retirement plans?

Politics and Government

China Enshrines ‘Xi Jinping Thought.’ What Does That Mean?

The Communist Party has added the president’s name and ideas to its constitution. Here is what that means.

Tampa mayor: 'Nobody comes into our house and does this'

Tampa officials vowed not to let "evil" take over a neighborhood where three people have been slain in 10 days, as they convened a meeting Monday night with residents of the shaken Seminole Heights area.


Brazil's JBS unit does not know if it is on a list of firms using slave labor

SAO PAULO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The world's largest meatpacker JBS SA said on Monday it does not know if its unit JBS Aves Ltda is on a government list of employers that use slave labor in Brazil, after a local media outlet alleged the unit was included in the roster.

O'Reilly doesn't dispute payment but vows 'shocking information'

Arts and Antiquities Looting

Monteroduni Journal: Hundreds of Italy’s Churches Were Robbed of Artworks. This One Was Recovered.

The country’s 60,000 churches are a treasure trove of masterpieces and artifacts. Protecting them from theft while keeping them open to the public is no easy task.


McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?

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

Trump doesn't get enough credit, McConnell says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says President Donald Trump, who has attacked him for not getting the job done, doesn't receive "nearly enough credit" for his accomplishments during the President's first nine months in office.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Gray Matter: How Protest Works

To have lasting impact, a social movement requires action on multiple fronts.

3 weeks later, it still doesn't make any sense

Athena Castilla struggles to concentrate, the words slipping from her sentences as she tries to describe her sister, Andrea.


Does diabetes make a heart attack feel different?

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may not always feel classic symptoms like acute chest pain when they have a heart attack, according to a small study that offers a potential explanation for why these episodes are more deadly for diabetics.

Budgets and Budgeting

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

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


How Does a Democrat Run for Re-election in a Trump State? Very Carefully

Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana may be the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. He has to walk a fine line in a state that President Trump won by almost 20 points.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Does Eating Right Protect You From Air Pollution?

Research suggests that a Mediterranean-like diet may safeguard the body.

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

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

Weinstein accuser: What silence does to your soul

No, Melania Trump does not have a body double

No, Melania Trump doesn't have a body double -- despite what you may have seen on the internet.

Fashion and Apparel

Browsing: Who Doesn’t Like Being First?

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


Viacom, Charter deal to include eight networks in basic package: source

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc have agreed to a distribution deal that puts eight of Viacom's most popular networks in Charter's cheapest U.S. cable bundle, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.


UPDATE 2-Viacom, Charter deal to include eight networks in basic package -source

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc have agreed to a distribution deal that puts eight of Viacom's most popular networks in Charter's cheapest U.S. cable bundle, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

Why Britain needs the immigrants it doesn't want

Britain has a problem: It wants fewer immigrants, but its economy desperately needs more.

Hazardous and Toxic Substances

Editorial: Mr. Trump Outdoes Himself in Picking a Conflicted Regulator

The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health.

Journalist: Why does Trump just make stuff up all the time?

Ryan Lizza and Jason Miller argue about whether President Trump is making false claims.

Opinion: GOP doesn't have a clue -- but Bannon does

Anyone who doesn't understand why so many people have been aroused and inspired by Steve Bannon's culture "war talk" should listen to the Paul Ryan interview on "Face the Nation" a few weeks back. It offered a perfect example of what frustrates them about the Republican leadership. Prompted by host John Dickerson on the issue of race relations, the House speaker advised President Donald Trump and other leaders to change their adversarial ways.


Novo Nordisk diabetes drug works; no heart risk-FDA review

(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, caused no heart risk, and carried only limited risk of sight problems, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Monday, sending the company's shares up 4 percent.


Transport minister doesn't think Britain will leave EU without a deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Chris Grayling said on Sunday he didn't think Britain would leave the European Union without a negotiated deal with the bloc.

Pelosi: Trump doesn't understand a president's words 'weigh a ton'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said some of President Donald Trump's more inflammatory remarks have not only "raised eyebrows," but have also raised concerns among US allies as to whether he's serious about the military action he has threatened.

Trump backs GOP candidate for governor, who doesn't seem to want you to know

President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia gubernatorial race. But the candidate appears to go out of his way to avoid mentioning his most prominent supporter.


Australia Debates: Does Warming Planet Really Need More Coal?

Backers of a giant mine promise thousands of jobs, but the plan has provoked one of the most fervent environmental campaigns in Australian history.


Germany's FDP does not expect coalition to form before Christmas

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of the pro-business Free Democrat (FDP) party that is likely to be a partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government said in a magazine interview he did not expect the coalition to form before the end of the year.


Sporting: The Real Failure of U.S. Men’s Soccer

The team flubbed its World Cup chance, but its leaders are more focused on spin control than improving the level of play.

What does Trump's move on Iran deal mean?

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


Mattis says U.S. working to ensure situation around Kirkuk does not escalate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that tensions between Kurdish and Iraqi authorities around Kirkuk had the full attention of the United States and was working to ensure it does not escalate.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Public Health: Trump Is Telling Obamacare Insurers He Doesn’t Support the Market

Most plans can probably survive without the subsidies he vowed to cut off on Thursday. But he has signaled that he will use policy levers to make their business hard.


BRIEF-Yogaworks announces purchase of Pure Om Studios in Virginia and Maryland

* Yogaworks announces purchase of Pure Om Studios in Virginia and Maryland Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


Disney to cut about 200 jobs at its TV networks: source

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co plans to cut about 200 jobs at unit ABC and other cable networks, according to a source familiar with the matter.


Disney to cut about 200 jobs at its TV networks - source

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co plans to cut about 200 jobs at unit ABC and other cable networks, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Does Trump profit from Mar-a-Lago trips?

Documents show Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago may financially benefit him. CNN's Cristina Alesci reports.

You can't call FEMA for food or help if your phone doesn't work

"How do you reach FEMA when this is what is distributed?" says CNN's Leyla Santiago, pointing to a piece of paper.

Analysis: Trump doesn't seem to understand the stock market. Or the national debt.

Conservative TV host Sean Hannity opened his interview with President Donald Trump on Wednesday night by touting the various -- and allegedly underplayed -- successes in the economy over the first nine months of Trump's tenure.


Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) - A group of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June.


BRIEF-Secureworks announces departure of chief revenue officer ‍Jason Capitel

* Secureworks announces departure of its chief revenue officer


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

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


UPDATE 2-Iraqi government wants Kurdistan-based mobile phone networks under its control

BAGHDAD, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Iraqi government will seek to impose control over Kurdistan-based mobile phone operators and move their headquarters to the capital Baghdad, it said on Monday.


UPDATE 1-Iraqi government wants Kurdistan-based mobile phone networks under its control

BAGHDAD, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Iraqi government said on Monday it would seek to impose control over Kurdistan-based mobile phone operators and move their headquarters to the capital Baghdad.

Opinion: Does Trump want a safe space from comedians?

On Saturday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to whine that comedians are being unfair to him...again. This time Trump tweeted: "Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very "unfunny" & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?"


Trump does not explain 'calm before the storm' comment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asked on Friday what he meant when he said that a gathering of military leaders at the White House the evening before was "the calm before the storm," U.S. President Donald Trump did not elaborate, and said again, "You'll find out."


UPDATE 3-Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

* New law enables firms to move operations elsewhere smoothly


Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan secessionists were working on Friday towards a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that could be adopted next week in defiance of a court order and increased economic pressure from Madrid.


A Word With: Rami Malek of ‘Mr. Robot’ Doesn’t Want to Be Alone Anymore

The actor reveals why he and his character are done with isolation, some of his own paranoia, and the secret to playing Freddie Mercury.

Sessions, Jefferson B III

In Shift, Justice Dept. Says Law Doesn’t Bar Transgender Discrimination

The move was the Trump administration’s latest contraction of the Obama-era approach to civil rights enforcement.


Common Sense: Tax Reform That Doesn’t Bust the Budget? I’ve Got a Few Ideas

The White House has highlighted the benefits of its proposed tax cuts, while leaving it to Congress to find revenue to pay for them. Three basic moves could make the math work.


U.S. anti-bias law does not protect transgender workers: Justice Dept

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has reversed course on whether federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections for transgender employees, saying in a memo that it does not.

Prospect Park (Brooklyn, NY)

Works in Progress: In Prospect Park, First the Goats, Then the Shrubbery

After invasive species and hurricanes wreaked havoc on a forest in the park, thousands of shrubs and trees are being planted.

Should the Guggenheim have pulled controversial animal artworks?

Last week New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced it would be pulling three works from its next big exhibition, "Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World." It did so after angry criticism from animal rights protesters that the works were -- according to an online petition that has attracted over 700,000 signatories -- "distinct instances of unmistakable cruelty against animals in the name of art."

Most of island still doesn't have cell service


BRIEF-Extreme Networks says co,Broadcom corporation entered into a consent agreement

* Extreme Networks Inc says co,Broadcom corporation entered into a consent agreement- SEC filing​


Britain's May says does not set 'red lines' for ministers' behavior

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she did not set "red lines" for the behavior of her ministers and said she welcomed different voices in her cabinet over how to secure the best Brexit deal.


News Analysis: After the Vote, Does the Kurdish Dream of Independence Have a Chance?

Iraq’s Kurds voted overwhelmingly for an independent state, but their territory lacks democratic institutions, and their troubled economy is dependent on hostile neighbors.

Tapper: Puerto Rico doesn't need tweets

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the growing division between the crisis in Puerto Rico and the Trump administration in Washington.


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.

Krieg: Price cares about govt. spending. Except when he doesn't

In late January, not long after President Donald Trump took office, his Department of Health and Human Services pulled the plug on $5 million in Obamacare advertising -- only days before open enrollment for the program closed.


U.S. does not recognize Kurdish independence vote in Iraq: Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not recognize the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan and urges an end to "threats of reciprocal actions," U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement on Friday.

Deaths (Fatalities)

The New Old Age: A Child’s Death Brings ‘Trauma That Doesn’t Go Away’

Even more than other parents, the elderly struggle to recover from the death of a child.


A Word With: Adam Scott Does Not Believe in Ghosts

The actor talks about playing a paranormal investigator in Fox’s “Ghosted,” his role in “Big Little Lies,” and what he and his co-star Craig Robinson really believe.


Using a reverse mortgage to delay Social Security: does it make sense?

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Delaying your Social Security benefit claim offers one of the best routes to higher retirement income - annual benefits increase 8 percent for every 12 months that you delay from...


BRIEF-American Airlines CEO on CNBC says infrastructure doesn't exist in Puerto Rico to ramp up operations

* American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on CNBC says the infrastructure doesn't exist in Puerto Rico to ramp up operations


BRIEF-UAW members ratify labor agreement for Rockport Works

* AK Steel Holding Corp - ‍members of United Auto Workers Local 3044, have ratified a four year labor agreement​

Labor and Jobs

Labor Force: Apprentices Need Expert Eye. So Does Trump’s Plan for Them.

President Trump is seeking to increase the number of apprenticeships, which seems like a great idea — unless doing so leads to watered-down standards.

Honoré: Trump doesn't care about people of color

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who commanded the military response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, slams President Donald Trump's response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Does Trump's team have a Clinton email problem?

Hillary Clinton has called the use of private email for official business by multiple senior Trump White House advisers -- reportedly including Jared Kushner, Stephen Bannon, and Reince Priebus -- the "height of hypocrisy." While there are both legal and factual distinctions between the two situations, Clinton's criticism is valid. Comparing the two situations is appropriate and may become more so as the facts further develop.

Does Trump have some sort of secret plan to pass health care?

Donald Trump has a funny way of doing math. And declaring victory.


U.S. trade envoy says Bombardier dispute with Canada does impact relations

OTTAWA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Canada raised its unhappiness over a U.S. decision to impose preliminary subsidies on Bombardier Inc's CSeries jets during NAFTA talks on Wednesday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said, a day after the U.S. accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing the aircraft.

Using sound to attack: How does it work?

This much we do know: A US government official said an acoustic device may have been used to attack State Department employees at the US Embassy in Havana.

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

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

Free speech doesn't come in zones

When educational institutions start narrowing their interpretation of the First Amendment, which empowers citizens to share their thoughts and opinions in public places (especially those funded by tax dollars), we should all be worried. Look no further than the Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday afternoon.


Guggenheim Museum Is Criticized for Pulling Animal Artworks

Art leaders are concerned that museums are setting a worrisome precedent after protests led to the removal of three works featuring animals from a coming show.

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Guggenheim, Bowing to Animal-Rights Activists, Pulls Works From Show

The museum made the decision after it had come under unrelenting pressure from critics over three works that involve animals.


Intercept does not expect restrictive boxed warning for liver drug

(Reuters) - Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday its liver drug, Ocaliva, could carry a boxed warning to help ensure proper dosing but the drugmaker also said it does not expect the updated labeling to be restrictive, sending its shares higher.

Opinion: Trump's new ban doesn't fly

On Sunday, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation updating his administration's travel ban policy to apply American travel restrictions to citizens of eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.


Intercept does not expect restrictive boxed warning for Ocaliva

(Reuters) - Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said its liver drug, Ocaliva, could carry a boxed warning to help ensure proper dosing but does not expect the updated labeling to be restrictive, sending its shares higher.

Cruz: GOP bill doesn't have my vote

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said that he does not currently support the Senate GOP's latest bill saying the bill, like Obamacare, does not do enough to bring down the cost of health care.


BRIEF-NEC and Hortonworks expand partnership to deliver a big data processing platform

* Hortonworks Inc announced expansion of strategic partnership with NEC to deliver a big data processing platform

Trump's NFL comments prove he doesn't get American values

Donald Trump may be the American President, but he doesn't understand the importance of American values -- particularly freedom of expression, pluralism and tolerance. In fact, he is a threat to them.

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Trump Calls for Boycott if N.F.L. Doesn’t Crack Down on Anthem Protests

“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our country, you will see change take place fast,” President Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump: Media won't show crowd (as CNN does)

President Trump told a rally audience in Alabama that the media won't show his crowd as the crowd was being broadcast live on CNN.


What It’s Like to Live With Art That Doesn’t Love You Back

At a time when art is as commodified as oil, a few collectors have chosen to buy works that are messy, perishable and threaten to take over their lives.


Volkswagen chairman doesn't rule out outsider as next CEO

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the carmaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said.


BRIEF-Aviat networks says co entered into Amendment No. 8 to Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreement​

* Aviat Networks Inc - ‍on September 21, 2017, Aviat Networks, entered into Amendment No. 8 to Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreement​


BRIEF-North American Energy Partners announces award of two winter earthworks contracts

* Announces the award of two winter earthworks contracts and further revenue diversification progress


Iran says it does not expect U.S. to leave nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.


BRIEF-JAKKS says ‍does not anticipate any long-term material adverse impact from Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy ​

* JAKKS comments on Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy; updates 2017 forecast


Trump made decision on Iran nuclear deal but does not reveal it

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether or not the United States will remain in a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, but he declined to reveal it.


BRIEF-American Water Works Co anticipates an after-tax benefit of about $13 mln in Q3

* American Water Works Company Inc - Co anticipates an after-tax benefit of about $13 million in Q3 from insurance receivable of $22 million Source text: [] Further company coverage:


Fashion doesn't need to kill animals: British designer MacDonald

LONDON (Reuters) - British fashion designer Julien MacDonald has apologized for using fur in his past collections - raising a hot topic that returned to rock London Fashion Week.

Analysis: Manafort's wiretap still doesn't prove Trump was right

In the immediate aftermath of CNN's bombshell reporting Monday night that the FBI had wiretapped one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Trump allies -- and some people affiliated with the WikiLeaks efforts -- argued that the reporting was proof that the President's much-covered March tweet about being wiretapped had been proven right.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Caribbean island nation had sustained “widespread devastation” from the storm, which is now at Category 5 strength.

United States International Relations

News Analysis: Trump at U.N. Talks Up, But Does Not Press, Mideast Peace

President Trump will try to resolve the feud in the Persian Gulf, but not the one between the Israelis and Palestinians.


U.S. Senate votes to ban Kaspersky Lab software from government networks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.


New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London's Barbican

LONDON (Reuters) - Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London's Barbican center to mark an exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a U.S. artist who achieved fame through the New York graffiti scene.

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When U.N. Envoy Nikki Haley Talks, Does President Trump Listen?

Ms. Haley has cast herself as someone who can sway President Trump on important foreign policy issues — including the value of the United Nations itself. This week will test her influence.

Analysis: Retweet doesn't equal endorsement -- unless you're the President

A retweet may not always equal an endorsement, but when you're a public officeholder, it certainly can carry a lot of weight. 

United States Economy

Bump in U.S. Incomes Doesn’t Erase 50 Years of Pain

Recent trends have produced positive statistics, but forces undermining the middle class may reach back farther than many economists have thought.

What does a $500 bottle of wine taste like?

Elite Escapes goes wine tasting in the Tuscan valleys.


BRIEF-Valener says ‍reiterated does not intend to exercise right to redeem currently outstanding cumulative rate reset preferred shares

* Says ‍reiterated does not intend to exercise right to redeem currently outstanding cumulative rate reset preferred shares, series a on Oct 15​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


What Do Artists’ Final Works Say About Their Lives?

Every body of work comes to an end. And judging by recent late-career achievements, the best is sometimes saved for last.

Facebook doesn't know extent of ads

One week after Facebook admitted that it had sold $100,000 worth of ads to a Russian troll farm during the 2016 election, Facebook is still not sure whether pro-Kremlin groups may have made other ad buys intended to influence American politics that it simply hasn't discovered yet, sources with knowledge of the matter said. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Facebook still doesn't know extent of Russian ad buys in the election


Toshiba in chip talks with Bain, but doesn't rule out other suitors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to focus on selling its prized chips unit to a group led by Bain Capital and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix , although it is not ruling out a deal with other bidders.


Toshiba to focus on chip talks with Bain, but doesn't rule out other suitors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to focus on selling its prized chips unit to a group led by Bain Capital and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix , although it is not ruling out a deal with other bidders.


UPDATE 2-Toshiba to focus on chip talks with Bain, but doesn't rule out other suitors

* Western Digital says disappointed, confident of legal position (Recasts and adds Toshiba, Western Digital statement)


Jamie Dimon says his eventual successor works at JPMorgan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co , said on Tuesday that his eventual successor is an executive working at the bank.


UK art dealer jailed for stealing works by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood

LONDON (Reuters) - A British art dealer who abused his position by stealing clients' artworks, including many paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was jailed on Tuesday, the state prosecution service said.


Russia: Moscow does not want to escalate situation around U.S. diplomats - agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow does not want to escalate the situation around U.S. diplomats in Russia, Russian news agencies cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Tuesday after talks with U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon in Helsinki.


Asking Questions Louis C.K. Doesn’t Want to Answer

The comedian tackles taboos in his surprise new film and addresses internet chatter.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals)

What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

A new study suggests that biotech companies are spending far less than believed on research and development for approved drugs, despite rising prices.


Family of Tesla driver killed in 'Autopilot' crash does not blame car

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of the driver of a Tesla Model S who was killed in a May 2016 crash while using the car's semi-autonomous driving system said on Monday the car was not to blame for the crash.