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Analysis: What this conservative activist doesn't get about the media

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. [Source]

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Mulvaney says U.S. tax bill votes could be Tuesday, Wednesday: CNBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Thursday he believed votes on tax overhaul legislation could occur in the Senate and House of Representatives as early as Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

The $52.4 billion deal for much of Rupert Murdoch's company could help Disney fend off digital rivals


Do not expect postcard-sized tax return from Republican plan: experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since mid-2016, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has carried around a "postcard" that he has said shows how easy it will be for Americans to file their taxes once Republicans are finished their tax overhaul.


Arrests of Reuters Reporters in Myanmar Add to Fears About Press Freedom

The two journalists, accused of trying to obtain official documents illegally, could face up to 14 years in prison.

Yellen: Tax plan could make it harder to fight a recession


Merkel's conservatives keen, but SPD still coy on German government talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said they were willing to open formal talks on forming a government with Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) - but her chosen partner was expected to take two more days to decide how to proceed.

Fed chair warns: You could 'lose a lot of money' on bitcoin


CME Group veteran, post-trade head Taylor to retire at year-end

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Kim Taylor, CME Group veteran and post-trade head, will retire from the world's largest exchange group at the end of the year, she said in an email to Reuters.


Lockheed Martin could beat Boeing in race to supply Canada jets

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's decision to make it harder for Boeing Co to win a major jet order hands rival plane maker Lockheed Martin Corp an advantage in capturing the contract, defense experts said on Wednesday.


Mexican authorities warn cryptocurrency offerings could be a crime

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance ministry and central bank warned on Wednesday that cryptocurrencies were risky investments and said fundraising programs known as initial coin offerings (ICOs) could potentially violate Mexican financial law.

James Corden and wife welcome third child

James Corden had a good reason for missing Tuesday night's episode of "The Late Late Show."

Colleges and Universities

‘Where Out-of-Town Girls Could Come Feel Safe in New York’

Alumnae of the women’s school Finch College, which closed in 1975, still gather regularly to reminisce about high jinks and distribute scholarships.


Top U.S. official calls for clarity on post-Brexit aviation safety

BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The United States is urgently calling for clarity on which aviation safety regime the British aerospace industry will operate under after the country leaves the European Union, to avoid increased certification costs for airlines and manufacturers.


'Three Billboards' leads SAG nominations, Spielberg's 'The Post' shut out

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out celebrated veterans like Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg's press freedom movie "The Post."


UPDATE 3-Honeywell sees higher 2018 profit, says tax bill could spur investment

* Shares up 1.6 percent (Adds CFO quotes from conference call and analyst comment; updates share)

Alabama results and the race for Virginia governor this year reflect trends that could bode well for Democrats

Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a statewide office in Alabama since 2008, defeating Republican Roy Moore, 49.9% to 48.4%, in a special election Tuesday to fill the Senate seat held by Jeff Sessions before he became Donald Trump's Attorney General. Democrats haven't won a Senate race in Alabama since 1992, back when GOP. Sen. Richard Shelby was still a Democrat (he switched parties in 1994).


EU warns British airlines on post-Brexit flying

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British airlines will lose all flying rights the European Union has negotiated with third countries as well as those negotiated by individual EU states after Britain quits the bloc, the EU executive said in a note.


Poland's new prime minister: a gamble that could backfire

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new prime minister faces a difficult balancing act trying to repair bruised relations with the European Union without alienating the eurosceptic government's core voters.


BRIEF-PPDAI Group Posts ‍Q3 Net Loss $0.3150/ADS Attributable To Ordinary Shareholders ​



BRIEF-Empire Co Posts Q2 Adjusted Earnings Per Share C$0.27



Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him.


EU sends stark warning to airlines on post-Brexit flying

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British airlines will lose all flying rights to the European Union if there is no transition agreement after Brexit, the EU executive said on Tuesday, a stark reminder of the risks facing the aviation sector if there is no deal.

How the tax bills could boost the Trump family

CNN's chief business correspondent Christine Romans reports on how the House and Senate tax bills could benefit the President, his family and his businesses.

Anchor shares post-brain surgery video

Six months after undergoing brain surgery, former co-anchor of "E! News" Maria Menounos shares a video taken 24 hours after the life-saving procedure.

Sandy Hook families post eerie warning video

Titled "Tomorrow's News," this video shows the possible early warning signs of a mass shooting.

The race could come down to Roy Moore's history, the Trump effect and the city of Mobile

On Tuesday, Alabama voters will deliver their verdict on Roy Moore.  

United States Economy

Economic Scene: Tax Plan’s Biggest Cuts Could Be in Living Standards

Cutting taxes is mostly an exercise in slicing the economic pie a different way, not making it bigger, with gains for a few offset by losses for many.


The write stuff: Life lessons from author James Patterson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck

If Republicans succeed in passing a tax overhaul by Christmas, the law could mean major changes for your take-home pay -- not all of them welcome.


Japanese stocks post modest gains helped by financials, shippers

TOKYO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks edged up on Tuesday morning in choppy trade supported by gains in financial stocks, mining shares and shippers, with investors on tenterhooks ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.


The Carpetbagger: James Franco Can Relate to Tommy Wiseau

With a Golden Globe nomination for “The Disaster Artist,” the actor, director and recent “SNL” host talks about making a good movie about a bad one, and the wave of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood.

White House claims Trump's immigration plans could have prevented attack

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump's preferred immigration policies would have prevented the suspect in an attempted New York terrorist attack from entering the country.


Leading French conservative quits party after right winger wins leadership

PARIS (Reuters) - Right-wing heavyweight Xavier Bertrand quit France's main conservative party, The Republicans, on Monday, highlighting the challenges its new chief will face in trying to keep the party together.

Akayed Ullah, 27, told police he made the explosive device at his workplace, sources tell CNN

An explosion Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is, in the words of Police Commissioner James O'Neill, a "terror-related incident."

Rebel architecture: In praise of Britain's postmodern oddities

As Britain's contentious Postmodern architecture comes of age, the rebellious style is attracting a new generation of admirers. Best known for its striking shapes and bright colors, the eclectic architectural oeuvre blends contrasting historic influences, and was conceived as a playful riposte to the clean lines of modernism.


Kenya's opposition says postpones 'swearing-in' of alternative president

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition said on Sunday it had postponed plans to swear in its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president, easing political tensions and opening a window for possible talks with the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

David Weigel

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.

Alabama Sen. Shelby: 'I couldn't vote for Roy Moore'

Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn't vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election.


Trump's Jerusalem decision could help militants: UAE's Sheikh Mohammed

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned.

Saturday Night Live (TV Program)

‘S.N.L.,’ Santa and James Franco Relentlessly Tackle Sexual Harassment

This weekend’s episode opened with children asking Santa questions like “What did Al Franken do?” and “Is President Trump on the naughty list?”


German conservatives reject 'United States of Europe' ahead of coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a "United States of Europe" put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition.


U.N. envoy told North Korea urgent need to open channels to cut conflict risk

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations political affairs chief told senior North Korean officials during a visit to Pyongyang this week that there was an "urgent need to prevent miscalculations and open channels to reduce the risks of conflict," the world body said.


As coalition talks loom, German conservatives reject SPD's Europe idea

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a United States of Europe put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition.


Germany's Gabriel denies report he is eyeing finance minister post

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday denied a report that said the Social Democrat, whose party has agreed to enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a coalition, was eyeing the post of finance minister.

Sexual Harassment

‘You Know, I Never Told You This’

After #MeToo, families discuss sexual assault.

US concerned Russian aircraft behavior over Syria could spark clash

Amid what it sees as an increase in unsafe behavior by the Russian military, the US military is concerned it might have to shoot down a Russian aircraft over Syria if the Russian plane is seen as a threat to US or coalition forces fighting ISIS.

Sex Crimes

James Levine Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Illinois

Officials said that even if they could prove a man’s accusation that Mr. Levine sexually abused him in 1986, he was at what was then the age of consent.

'Last Jedi' could have $190M-$215M opener


CANADA STOCKS-TSX posts 2-week high as industrials lead broad-based rally

TORONTO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose to a two-week high on Friday, led by financial and industrial shares after solid U.S. jobs data boosted investor sentiment, while energy stocks climbed on higher oil prices.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

Your Money: Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise

If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.


Trump says fines against Wells Fargo could be increased

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump took aim at the third-largest U.S. bank on Friday, writing on Twitter that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo & Co could be hiked amid an ongoing sales scandal.


France's conservatives choose leader to rattle Macron's perch

PARIS (Reuters) - In his first seven months in office, President Emmanuel Macron has faced little opposition. But come Sunday, the once-dominant Republicans elect a new leader they hope might recover the party's voice.

Los Angeles (Calif)

Where There’s Smoke, There Are the Traffic Reporters of Los Angeles

As fires rage in Southern California, airborne reporters have become guiding lights in the chaos.


RBS CEO says U.S. settlement could slip into next year: Bloomberg

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland's chances of reaching a deal this year with the U.S. Department of Justice over its mis-selling of toxic mortgage-backed securities are "diminishing", its chief executive said in a Bloomberg TV interview.


UPDATE 2-RBS CEO says U.S. settlement could slip into next year-Bloomberg

* Resolving case key to RBS's forecast profit in 2018 (Updates RBS response, adds analyst comment, more background)

Tax bill could make 'dark money' political contributions tax deductible

For the first time in American politics, anonymous "dark money" political donations could become tax-deductible. That's if a provision currently being debated between House and Senate negotiators makes it into the final tax bill.


Zimbabwe court postpones U.S. citizen's subversion case to January

HARARE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean court has postponed to Jan. 4 the trial of a U.S. citizen accused of attempting to undermine the authority of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's government.

US developing weapon that could disable N. Korean missiles

With Kim Jong Un pushing aggressively to develop missiles that could hit the United States with nuclear warheads, pressure has been mounting on US officials to answer the threat. One effective countermeasure could lie in an obscure military lab in New Mexico.


Germany's SPD says talks with Merkel's conservatives to start Wednesday

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Friday her party would start exploratory talks on Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a coalition, a move that could end the political impasse in Europe's largest economy.


RPT-From Poles to Filipinos? UK food industry needs post-Brexit workers

* Brexit means EU citizens will lose right to work in Britain

United States Politics and Government

James O’Keefe, Practitioner of the Sting, Has an Ally in Trump

James O’Keefe has long struggled for respect from the media and acceptance from the conservative movement. But now he has an ally in the Oval Office.

Appointments and Executive Changes

James Levine Denies ‘Unfounded’ Sexual Abuse Accusations

The Metropolitan Opera’s music director emeritus makes his first public comment since four men accused him of abusing them when they were teenagers or his students.

Global Warming

Renewable Energy Is Surging. The G.O.P. Tax Bill Could Curtail That.

The tax bills moving through Congress could hobble the United States’ renewable energy industry because of provisions that scale back incentives for wind and solar power.


'Wonder Woman,' 'The Post' among AFI's movies of the year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Press freedom movie "The Post," gay romance "Call Me By Your Name," World War Two film "Dunkirk" and superhero movie "Wonder Woman" were among 10 films of the year chosen by the American Film Institute (AFI) on Thursday, in a list likely to be echoed at Hollywood's high-profile awards shows next year.


Art Review: Art Basel Miami Beach, Post-Irma, Is Still Swinging

Among the finds, Brazilian galleries. At the top of their game: Wolfgang Tillmans, Carrie Mae Weems and Ugo Rondinone.

Gass, William H

William H. Gass, Acclaimed Postmodern Author, Dies at 93

Mr. Gass never scored a best seller, but his ideas and his inventive use of language were influential.


MOVES-James Moir appointed to Jupiter UK equities team

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Jupiter Asset Management has appointed James Moir as equities analyst to its UK Growth Strategy.


Op-ed on Manafort's work in Ukraine to be published: Kyiv Post

(Reuters) - A Ukrainian newspaper will publish an opinion article about Paul Manafort's work in the country that U.S. federal prosecutors have accused the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump of helping draft in violation of bail terms, chief editor Brian Bonner told Reuters.

Map: Trump continues to leave key State Department posts empty

Nearly 11 months into the Trump administration, and ten months since Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took office, the State Department continues to grapple with vacancies across its senior ranks.

Black voter turnout could help tight AL race

The group that could decide the Alabama race? African-American voters ... but it'll all come down to voter turnout. CNN's Alex Marquardt has the report.


Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man fleeing a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina could learn as soon as Thursday whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison for violating the motorist's civil rights.

New US weapon could stop North Korean missiles

CNN has learned about one possible defense against Kim Jong Un's missiles and it involves microwaves. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

The hazardous nominee who could lead this EPA program


Top German conservative embraces Macron's EU proposals

BERLIN (Reuters) - The premier of Germany's most populous state has become the most senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc to throw his weight behind French President Emmanuel Macron's proposals for deepening and reforming the European Union.

Trump Jr. told investigators he communicated with Hope Hicks, not his father, about Trump Tower response

Donald Trump Jr. told House investigators that did not communicate directly with his father when confronted with news reports about his June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, according to multiple sources with knowledge of his testimony.


Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.

With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.


Canada's swipe at Boeing jets could open way for European rivals

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's decision to shun Boeing Co jets could open the way for European rivals seeking to supply new fighters, assuming the government can sort out major procurement challenges, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Whistleblower: Flynn told colleague that Russia sanctions would be 'ripped up'

As President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address, incoming-national security adviser Michael Flynn texted his former business colleague about a plan to join Russia and build nuclear reactors in the Middle East: The project was "good to go," he told them, according to a summary of a whistleblower's account provided by a lawmaker.

United States International Relations

Tillerson Suggests Cuba Could Have Stopped ‘Targeted Attacks’ on U.S. Diplomats

“You probably know” who attacked the 24 American diplomats in Cuba, the secretary of state said. “You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.”

More than 1M kids could lose health insurance next year


Cuts to homeowner tax breaks could cost Republicans in 2018 races

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Laura Russo is just the kind of voter the Republicans need, but the party's proposed tax overhaul, which includes limits on the deductions for mortgage interest, state taxes and property taxes, is pushing her away.

Federal Taxes (US)

Conservative Groups Seeking Support for Tax Cuts Find It a Hard Sell

Groups like the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity are trying to convince ordinary Americans that this is good for them too.


Zimbabwe court again postpones former finance minister's bail hearing

ZIMBABWE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean court has postponed to Thursday the bail hearing of former finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing charges of corruption dating back two decades.


Russian lawmakers vote to bar entry to reporters of U.S. media

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The State Duma lower house of Russia's parliament voted on Wednesday to bar correspondents of U.S. mass media, including The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, from attending its sessions, the Interfax news agency reported.


Exclusive: Baupost expected to make quick profit in Westinghouse bankruptcy- sources

(Reuters) - Hedge funds led by the Baupost Group LLC are poised to score a $170 million profit in less than three months from a bet tied to Toshiba Corp's bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter.


Japan's Nikkei posts biggest fall since late March

TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest percentage drop since late March, with selling accelerating after a break of a key technical support level from its 25-day moving average.


GSK, other drugmakers bet on post-Brexit UK science

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain won a vote of confidence from its economically important life sciences sector on Wednesday as five drug companies committed to invest in the country under the government's industrial strategy plans after Brexit.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Could Really Use a Friend

You don’t end up with much of a heart if you never exercise it.

Could Pence be questioned in Russia probe?

Recent revelations on the Russian meddling inquiry have tested Vice President Mike Pence's in-the-dark defense. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

New rule could force workers to share tips

Aetna CEO could get $500M from CVS deal

How CVS-Aetna merger could change your health care

As a CVS-Aetna deal looms, here are four ways that a merger just might change health care for those insured under Aetna. "If there isn't a clinic already in your CVS, I think one is coming," one expert says.

Palestinians say Trump told Abbas he intends to move US embassy to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump outlined his intentions to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in a call with President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday according to Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh.

This could be the world's longest-lasting rainbow?

Professors from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan have recorded a rainbow reportedly on display for a record-breaking nine hours.


BRIEF-Disney and Fox are closing in on deal, could be announced next week - CNBC


Tax cuts could make it harder to fight the next recession

These are the women who could elect Roy Moore

If Republican Roy Moore wins next week's Senate special election in Alabama, it will be largely because of his support among women.


Critic’s Notebook: Should I Put Away My James Levine Recordings?

Our critic reflects on the legacy of the revered Metropolitan Opera conductor, who has been suspended by the company after sexual abuse accusations.


Turkey's Erdogan says could break off ties with Israel over Jerusalem

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move he said would be a "red line" for Muslims.

Could spanking kids lead to eventual dating violence?

Parents who believe in "spare the rod, spoil the child" might be setting their children up to become violent toward future partners, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Farenthold accuser: I couldn't stay in DC

Lauren Green talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about her harassment allegations against Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) after Politico reported she settled a sexual harassment complaint with the Congressman's office for $84,000.


UPDATE 1-Kinder Morgan warns pipeline expansion could be further delayed

VANCOUVER/CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd said on Monday the start-up of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could be delayed past September 2020 if it is unable to get more clarity around permitting and the judicial process by early next year.

Levine, James

Fourth Man Accuses James Levine of Sexual Abuse as Met Opera Reels

Met officials and musicians spent Monday grappling with the fallout from the suspension of Mr. Levine, the company’s longtime conductor.


Kinder Morgan warns pipeline expansion could be further delayed

VANCOUVER, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Canada said on Monday the start-up of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could be delayed past September 2020 if it is unable to get more clarity around permitting and the judicial process by early next year.

American Nazis post bigoted flyers on SMU campus

The Texas chapter of an American Nazi group says its members were just trying to help stop the opioid epidemic. Their signs tell a very different message.


Somalia's peacekeeping mission could be hurt by cut in force size: mission chief

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The African Union's plan to trim its Somalia peacekeeping force (AMISOM) will hurt the mission unless extra equipment is found to offset the troop decrease, the mission's leader told Reuters on Monday.

What the CVS-Aetna deal could mean for you

Who needs to go to the doctor when you can go to your local CVS drug store instead? That appears to be the logic behind CVS's decision to buy health insurer Aetna for $69 billion.


UPDATE 4-Chipmaker Dialog plunges further on fears Apple could go it alone

* Shares fall 23 pct; down about 50 pct since in April (Adds Breakingviews link)

WH lawyer told Trump that Flynn misled FBI and Pence

The White House's chief lawyer told President Donald Trump in January he believed then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the FBI and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.


Investors line up for Germany's Techem, which could fetch $5 bln -sources

* Ista sale multiple gives almost 4 bln euro enterprise value


Self-driving costs could drop 90 percent by 2025, Delphi CEO says

DETROIT (Reuters) - Delphi Automotive Plc, which is changing its name to Aptiv Inc, wants to cut the cost of self-driving cars by more than 90 percent to around $5,000 by 2025, according to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Clark.


Self-driving costs could drop 90 pct by 2025, Delphi CEO says

DETROIT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Delphi Automotive Plc, which is changing its name to Aptiv Inc, wants to cut the cost of self-driving cars by more than 90 percent to around $5,000 by 2025, according to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Clark.


Conservative U.S. justices lean toward New Jersey in sports betting case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated they may be willing to allow New Jersey to legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states to do the same thing.


Chipmaker Dialog plunges further on fears Apple could go it alone

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Shares in Dialog Semiconductor dropped as much as 23 percent on Monday after the company acknowledged for the first time that top customer Apple could develop its own battery-saving chips used in iPhones.


UPDATE 3-Chipmaker Dialog plunges further on fears Apple could go it alone

* Shares fall 23 pct; down about 50 pct since in April (Adds further share price decline; analyst comments)


Canadian auto sales could hit 2 mln in 2017- industry group

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Canadian auto sales dipped 1.2 percent in November from last year but could hit the two million milestone for the first time, according to data released by an automotive industry research firm.


Zimbabwe swears in first post-Mugabe cabinet

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power.


Dialog shares tumble on warning Apple could build its own chips

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Dialog Semiconductor said on Monday top customer Apple could build its own power-management chips into future iPhones rather than rely on the Anglo-German chipmaker, sending its shares plunging as much as 19 percent.


Met Opera Suspends James Levine After New Sexual Abuse Accusations

The company is investigating its revered conductor after three men came forward with accusations that he abused them when they were teenagers.

CVS buys Aetna in huge deal that could change health care

CVS is buying health insurance giant Aetna, the companies announced Sunday.


Energy Transfer could recover given business prospects - Barron's

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Energy Transfer Partners , an oil and gas pipeline company, may see its value rise given strong business prospects and a potential change to its governance, financial publication Barron's reported.


Southwest, Microsoft, Apple could benefit from tax plan - Barron's

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Tax cuts that passed the Senate early on Saturday could bolster the shares of Southwest Airlines , Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet , according to a report in financial publication Barron's.

CVS Caremark Corporation

The New Health Care: Why a CVS-Aetna Merger Could Benefit Consumers

Consolidation in health care has generally not been good for Americans. Here’s why this seems to be an exception.


Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid, fuel: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Another wave of cholera could strike Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition blockade has cut off fuel for hospitals, water pumps and vital aid supplies for starving children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday.

Levine, James

Met Opera to Investigate James Levine Over Sexual Abuse Accusation

A man filed a police report in Illinois in 2016 claiming that when he was a teenager in the 1980s, Mr. Levine began sexually abusing him.

Canada could make billions from legal pot

Canada faces one last hurdle to becoming the first G7 nation to legalize recreational marijuana.


Israeli missiles hit military post near Damascus: Syrian state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli missiles struck a military position near Damascus and Syria's air defence system responded on Saturday, destroying two of them, Syrian state television said.


EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks post narrow gains in cautious buying

(Adds details on Mexican stocks, peso; closing levels) SAO PAULO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark stock index ended slightly higher on Friday as investors sought buying opportunities among stocks that had fallen about 3 percent in the last three sessions on doubts about whether the country's Congress would pass a proposed overhaul of pensions. In recent days, investors and analysts have focused on attempts by President Michel Temer to whip up the votes he needs in Congress to pass

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

A War Criminal Drank Poison in Court, and Died. How Could This Happen?

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is investigating Slobodan Praljak’s suicide on Wednesday in The Hague.


Trump says U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson not leaving post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is not leaving, President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday, after U.S. officials on Thursday said the White House had a plan for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him.

WH chief of staff soured on Tillerson post-'moron' comment

The relationship between White House chief of staff John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has soured in recent months, leaving the former Exxon CEO without a single top ally in the White House as talk has ramped up of him being replaced at the State Department.


Major automakers post mixed November U.S. sales results

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. November new vehicle sales for November on Friday, with General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) down largely on lower fleet sales, while Ford Motor Co's sales rose.


U.S. prosecutors could take Shkreli's Wu Tang Clan album, Picasso

(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, dubbed the "pharma bro" for exploits such as jacking up the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, should forfeit $7.4 million, including his Wu Tang Clan album and a Picasso painting, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

Trump, Donald J

Live Briefing: Senate Weighs Changes to Tax Bill on the Same Day They Could Vote

Republicans are moving closer to a final vote on their tax overhaul, but they still needed to make revisions in order to win over reluctant lawmakers.


Merkel's conservatives and SPD agree to start coalition talks: newspaper

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed at meeting with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday to start exploratory talks on forming another grand coalition, Bild newspaper reported on Friday.


Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa names senior military officials to cabinet posts

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, appointed senior military officials to top posts in his new cabinet and chose a veteran cabinet minister to head the finance ministry.


Kim Jong Nam had nerve agent antidote in bag, Malaysian court told

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Kim Jong Nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korea's leader, had a dozen vials of antidote for lethal nerve agent VX in his sling bag on the day he was poisoned, a Malaysian court was told this week.

Experts: NK missile could hit anywhere in US

Experts say North Korea's latest missile launch shows they have the ability to potentially hit any location in the United States. CNN's Brian Todd has the latest.


U.S.-based money market funds post $33 billion inflows, largest of 2017: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $33 billion into U.S.-based money market funds during the week ended Nov. 29, the largest inflows of 2017, Lipper data showed on Thursday, in a sign that...


BRIEF-Raymond James Financial - ‍ On Nov 29, Declared Quarterly Cash Dividend On Shares Of Its Common Stock Of $0.25Per Share, Up 13.6 Percent From Previous Quarter​


A war with North Korea would be hell: Millions could die


U.S. officials worry immigrant fears could make census inaccurate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Early test surveys have found that some immigrants are afraid to provide information to U.S. Census workers because of fears about being deported, which could compromise the accuracy of the 2020 census, a government official warned this month.


EU and Britain agree settlement post Brexit: senior EU official

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed a financial settlement with Britain, a senior EU official told Reuters on Thursday, under which London has committed to paying a set share of EU budgets after Britain has left the bloc.


New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities...


YOUR MONEY-New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities if you itemize your taxes.

Child Abuse and Neglect

News Analysis: She Didn’t Fight Back. She’s Posting Selfies. The (Misguided) Reasons People Doubt Sexual Misconduct Victims.

Some common reasons raised for doubt, like a long delay before speaking out or a hazy recall of timing, are exactly what experts say they would expect to see after a sexual assault.


Sao Paulo's Formula E round postponed to 2019

(Reuters) - Sao Paulo's first Formula E race has been postponed to 2019 because the Brazilian city's authorities are in the process of selling off the planned venue.


UPDATE 1-TD Bank posts quarterly earnings below market forecasts

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Toronto-Dominion Bank reported fourth-quarter results on Thursday which were below market expectations, affected by a decline in revenues at its investment banking business.


TD Bank posts quarterly earnings below market forecasts

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Toronto-Dominion Bank on Thursday reported fourth-quarter results which were below market expectations, affected by a decline in revenues at its investment banking business.


Bangladesh could move some Rohingya to flood-prone island next year: official

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh could start relocating Rohingya Muslim refugees to a flood-prone island off its coast in the middle of next year, a government official said on Thursday, as it pushes ahead with the plan despite criticism from aid agencies and rights groups.


BRIEF-James Hardie Industries Announces Pricing Of Offering Of Senior Notes​



Black Voters Could Sway an Alabama Senate Race Rocked by Scandal

White conservatives face tough decisions in the wake of sex allegations against Roy Moore. But black voters’ attention, and enthusiasm, could be equally important.

United States Economy

It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

An overhaul championed by President Trump and Republican leaders could reshape health care, education and social services.

Courts and the Judiciary

Op-Ed Contributor: Conservatives Should Oppose Expanding the Federal Courts

A proposal to create hundreds of new judgeships to undo President Barack Obama’s judicial legacy is wrongheaded and based on false assumptions.


Trump nominates Marvin Goodfriend for Fed governor post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Carnegie Mellon University professor Marvin Goodfriend to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.


Brazil's Algar Telecom postpones IPO pricing to January -sources

SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Brazilian telecommunications firm Algar Telecom SA has postponed the pricing of its initial public offering to January to avoid competing with two of the country's largest offerings this year, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.


Uber lawyer says ex-CEO, board members told of letter kept from Waymo lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's former chief executive and some board members knew of a letter a U.S. judge has said was withheld from a high-stakes lawsuit, an attorney for the company testified on Wednesday.


German SPD, conservatives argue over repatriation of Syrian refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) and Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives argued on Wednesday about repatriating Syrian refugees accused of crimes, a potential foretaste of coalition negotiations on immigration.


Venezuela's Maduro strips rival of U.N. post amid corruption purge: sources

CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representative to the United Nations in New York, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Glitter could be bad for the environment

Glitter is the ultimate supervillain of the craft and makeup world: Charming, but insidious. Use it once, and you'll be vacuuming it out of the carpet and picking it from under your nails until the day you die.


EU's Barnier paints gloom and doom for post-Brexit Britain

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator told German industry on Wednesday that it was his responsibility to help European companies weather the exit of Britain from the EU, and he warned Britain that its economy had much to lose.


Winter weather could stress power grids in several European countries

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sustained cold spells and low generation availability could cause problems for electricity networks in several European countries this winter although most are well prepared, a power network lobby said on Wednesday.

Nuclear Weapons

North Korea Says It’s Now a Nuclear State. Could That Mean It’s Ready to Talk?

The North’s claims about its latest missile test raise the question of whether a deal to freeze its arsenal could be a possibility.

Why the House tax plan could crush grad students


Conservative pundit arrested in scuffle at Connecticut university

(Reuters) - A right-wing pundit was arrested following a scuffle with students at the University of Connecticut at the end of a speech titled "It's OK to be white," university officials said on Wednesday.

James Franco celebrates failure in 'The Disaster Artist'

The idea of achieving immortality through awfulness -- being "So bad, it's good" -- is hardly a new one. Still, "The Disaster Artist" -- James Franco's hyphenated turn as star, producer and director -- deftly falls into that comedic pantheon, joining the likes of "Ed Wood" in making an entertaining movie about a truly terrible one.


Casino-Ocado deal could push Carrefour into Amazon's arms

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Carrefour could be under pressure to do a deal with the likes of Amazon , after a deal between its French rival and a British online specialist threatened to leave it trailing behind in e-commerce.


COLUMN-Modest Bank of Japan move could spark major market flows: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The era of super-cheap money is ending, and stocks' remarkable run to new highs and bond yields' refusal to shoot higher suggest world markets are taking this seismic monetary policy shift in their stride.

Blogs and Blogging (Internet)

Conservative Website’s Correspondent Arrested During Speech at UConn

Lucian Wintrich of The Gateway Pundit was charged with breach of the peace after he became involved in an altercation during his speech.

Analyst: This could spiral out of control

CNN's Don Lemon talks to retired Col. Cedric Leighton on the possibility of the United States going to war with North Korea.


How the Amtrak Dining Car Could Heal the Nation

A songwriter’s six-train, 8,980-mile cross-country journey reminds him that slowing down, logging off and meeting strangers is an antidote to pessimism.


BRIEF-Blackbird Energy Posts Qtrly ‍Net Loss Per Share $0.00​


Bone treats could be deadly, FDA says

It's understandable that you'd want to pamper your pooch. But if you're doing so with bone treats, you're actually risking its life.


Spielberg's 'The Post' aimed at people 'starving for the truth'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" may be set in 1971 but its theme about press freedom is all about today.


U.S. experts think North Korea could launch missile 'within days': government sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative U.S. government sources said on Tuesday.


Scaramucci quits advisory post at Massachusetts school after lawsuit threat

BOSTON (Reuters) - Former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci resigned his advisory position at a Massachusetts university following a dust-up in which he threatened to sue the school's student newspaper, Tufts University officials said on Tuesday.


It Could Happen to You: A Raw, Pointed Revival at Alvin Ailey

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s “Shelter,” about homelessness, may be the work in this Ailey season that speaks most strongly to the anxieties of the moment.

Analysis: What this conservative activist doesn't get about the media

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.

Washington Post turns the tables on fake Roy Moore accuser


BRIEF-Post Holdings to Commence Private Offering to Eligible Purchaser of $1000 Mln Senior Notes Due 2028​



FIFA unveils Yashin-themed poster for Russia's 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - FIFA presented the official poster for next year's World Cup finals in Moscow on Tuesday, unveiling a vintage design of Soviet goalkeeping great Lev Yashin in flight.

Washington Post exposes fake Roy Moore accuser

A woman who approached the Washington Post by falsely claiming Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager was exposed by the newspaper as a member of the conservative media group known for sting operations, Project Veritas.

Nuclear Tests

North Korea Could Have Nuclear ICBM Next Year, South Says

A South Korean official said his government was closely monitoring recent missile-related activities in the North for a possible resumption of weapons tests.


Rowing: Wiggins could make Olympic eight, says Hunter

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins could fulfill his aim of becoming an Olympic rower after swapping a bike for a boat, according to Beijing gold medalist Mark Hunter.


UPDATE 1-UK banks could cope with "disorderly" Brexit, Bank of England says

(Adds banks' reaction) By Huw Jones and David Milliken LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Britain's banks could cope with a "disorderly" Brexit without needing to curb lending or be bailed out by taxpayers, the Bank of England said on Tuesday after carrying out its annual health check on lenders. For the first time since it started 'stress-testing' banks in 2014, none of Britain's major lenders would need to raise extra capital, the BoE said. The stress tests are primarily calculated on

Sen. Warren 'really couldn't believe' what Trump said

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President Donald Trump's reference to his nickname for her -- "Pochahontas" -- at an event honoring Navajo veterans Monday was just a distraction from other issues.

News and News Media

Woman Tried to Dupe Washington Post With False Claim About Roy Moore, Paper Says

A woman told Washington Post reporters that Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her when she was 15. But the newspaper said it rejected her assertions.


Consumers with high-deductible health plans could be smarter shoppers

(Reuters Health) - Even when consumers have health plans that require them to pay a high amount out-of-pocket for care, they often don’t talk to doctors about the price of treatments or shop around to get the best deal, a U.S. study suggests.

Bars and Nightclubs

Cocktails Only a Local Could Love

Seven drinks that remain steadfast favorites, but only in the regions where they were born.


New Venezuela oil boss to give military more PDVSA posts

CARACAS (Reuters) - A general appointed at the weekend to run Venezuela's energy sector will name more military officers to senior management posts at state oil company PDVSA as part of a shakeup the government says is aimed at fighting corruption, two company sources told Reuters on Monday.


UPDATE 2-New Venezuela oil boss to give military more PDVSA posts

CARACAS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A general appointed at the weekend to run Venezuela's energy sector will name more military officers to senior management posts at state oil company PDVSA as part of a shakeup the government says is aimed at fighting corruption, two company sources told Reuters on Monday.


Shared self-driving cars could slash demand for U.S. sedans: study

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ride services using self-driving vehicles could slash by more than half demand for owner-driven sedans in the United States by 2030, according to a study released Monday by consulting firm KPMG that used cellphone data to map commuter travel in three large U.S. cities.

Why they could be the best royal couple ever

Smoking and Tobacco

Tokyo Journal: Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers

A no-smoking ordinance being considered by the city raises the question of whether the famously rule-abiding Japanese would obey it.

Supreme Court (US)

How a Radio Shack Robbery Could Spur a New Era in Digital Privacy

The Supreme Court is set to hear a blockbuster clash on privacy rights in the electronic age. It started with stolen smartphones.


Syrian government delegation postpones departure to Geneva talks: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government delegation has postponed its departure to U.N.-backed peace talks that are due to resume on Tuesday in Geneva, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported.


Berlusconi suggests Italian general could be next prime minister

ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi has suggested a Carabinieri (military police) general could be Italy's next prime minister if his center bloc wins national elections slated for early 2018.


Julius Baer CEO Collardi quits to take post at Pictet‍​

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private bank Julius Baer said on Monday that Chief Executive Boris Collardi was resigning with immediate effect to take a post at Pictet Group in Geneva.

Lingerie and Underwear

Pinups in the Post-Weinstein World

Victoria’s Secret and Love magazine wrestle with the issues of balancing lingerie and lasciviousness.


In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip

Conservative Christian leaders are edging toward a once-improbable victory, having quietly worked for years to repeal a ban on political activity by churches.