A story melted our hearts. A strange visitor came by. And celebs surprised fans. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the past seven days. [Source]
His name was Mario Reyes. He was a family man with a wife and daughter. He worked nights as a crane operator on a construction site. On the morning of March 14, 2009, he was headed home from work when he was struck and killed by an impaired driver.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird nearly 6 feet tall (1.77 meters) that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.
In one of his early morning tweets Tuesday, the President of the United States lashed out at a sitting US senator, appeared to imply that she offered to trade sexual favors for campaign donations, and then called her "used."
On Sunday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voiced her support for the many women who have publicly accused men of sexual assault -- including her boss, the President of the United States.
(Reuters) - Reuters photographers witnessed the biggest stories of 2017 -- from Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president to the flight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, from Venezuela's crisis to the fall of Islamic State and a tower block inferno in London.
LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Britain intends to prevent a hard border in Ireland after leaving the European Union whatever the outcome of talks with the bloc, UK's Brexit minister said on Monday, saying comments that this was not legally enforceable were taken out of context.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organization in recent history.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Rebels killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targeted troops from Tanzania was the worst in recent history.
2016 email to the then-candidate and Trump Jr. offered what was purported to be a key to hacked documents
Candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators.
Trump Jr. won't tell lawmakers what he and President discussed about Trump Tower meeting with Russians
Donald Trump Jr. would not tell House investigators Wednesday what he and his father discussed after reports surfaced about a June 2016 meeting he had in Trump Tower, citing attorney-client privilege.
Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted a picture Tuesday afternoon that is the most visible sign yet that his break from the Trump-led Republican Party may not only be permanent but also could lead to a national bid for the Arizona Republican down the line:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach, who voted for President Donald Trump, warned on Tuesday that it is a "strange environment" to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes...
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's legal arguments in defense of the president's tweets about former U.S. national security advisor Michael Flynn have been greeted with some skepticism by legal experts.
Can the president of United States be prosecuted for obstruction of justice under the US Constitution? The answer is yes, he most certainly can -- though the initial punishment for such an offense is impeachment and removal from office. The Constitution enables impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors," but does not define what those offenses are, though they could in theory include obstruction.
An erroneous ABC News report about President Trump and his former adviser Michael Flynn met widespread criticism and led the network to suspend the journalist behind the story for making a "serious error."
When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is not worried about what his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, might tell special counsel Robert Mueller's team as it investigates Russia's efforts to influence last year's election.
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador. Flynn was a crucial member of Trump's presidential campaign and was even vetted as a vice presidential candidate.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion daily users had since resumed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion daily users had since resumed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world were unable to access its service and that it was working to fix the issue, which the website downdetector.com said was most acute in northern Europe and Brazil.
Guillermo del Toro's visual artistry thrives in the realm of fantasy. The director funnels those skills into a sweet but strange container with "The Shape of Water," a sensual if not fully buoyant reimagining of monster classics that essentially transforms "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" into an unlikely land-sea love story.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, in what the Israeli army said was a response to an attack by Palestinians throwing rocks, which Palestinians denied.
Artists in classical cultures such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome were known to paint with a variety of hues -- a practice known as polychromy (from Greek, meaning "many colors.") So why do we always think of antiquities as colorless?
LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a report published on Thursday shows.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday Turkey will do whatever is necessary if its banking sector is affected by the U.S. trial of a Turkish bank executive in a case regarding a conspiracy to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran.
As someone who spent a decade working in The Washington Post newsroom, I could have told James O'Keefe that his attempt to trick Post reporters into running a made-up story about Roy Moore forcing a woman to have an abortion -- and capture those same reporters saying bad things about the Alabama Republican Senate candidate (and Donald Trump) -- was never going to work.
The nearly century-old company must turn to its new owner to chart a path for its future â€” one perhaps not built on the iconic photography and longform journalism that helped it become a household name.
As was the case when Republicans' plans to repeal and replace Obamacare reached this stage in the legislative process, congressional observers don't know when exactly senators will vote on the GOP tax plan.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Weeks before Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy led an armed standoff of militia supporters against federal agents in 2014, his son vowed to do "whatever it takes" to keep the family's cattle out of government hands, according to a recording played in court by prosecutors on Monday.
In April 2012, shortly after Vladimir Putin had been re-elected as President and returned to his throne in the Kremlin following a four-year intermission as prime minister, protest demonstrations broke out in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan. A local political activist, who was running for mayor but lost, went on a hunger strike after what he claimed was a totally rigged election. The crowds rallied in the streets in his support, echoing the Bolotnaya Square protest movement in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
HARARE (Reuters) - Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.
For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing number of biracial individuals identifying as "hafu" -- a phonetic play on the English word "half."
Rashida Jones is denying a report by The Hollywood Reporter that she left "Toy Story 4," along with writing partner Will McCormack, because of an unwanted advance by Disney animation chief and Pixar co-founder John Lasseter.
As millions gather around American tables this week with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's worth thinking about gratitude and what it really means to feel grateful for everything we've been given.
An explosive report rocked Capitol Hill late Monday and early Tuesday, with the allegation that Rep. John Conyers -- the longest-serving active member of the House of Representatives -- settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after he was accused of sexually harassing a staffer.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel offered his Qatari counterpart a small piece of the Berlin Wall on Tuesday, saying Germany's post-war history was proof it was possible to overcome deep divisions such as those now plaguing the Gulf region.
A four-star US general made news by saying he would not obey an illegal order by the President. It was one of the most remarkably unremarkable things an active-duty officer of his rank has said in some time.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's market regulator has asked for trading data on companies mentioned in a Reuters story last week about prescient messages on company earnings in social media chatrooms, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.
From the moment it began -- with an army spokesman in military fatigues sitting at a TV desk insisting that he was not announcing a military takeover -- Zimbabwe's political crisis has not played out like any ordinary coup. Indeed, its leaders have been at paints to insist it was not a coup at all.