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A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.


Eagles QB Wentz out for season with torn ACL

(The Sports Xchange) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday.


On Pro Football: With Carson Wentz Out for the Season, Eagles’ Dreams Turn to Dread

Wentz, who has led Philadelphia to an 11-2 record, left the game with a season-ending knee injury that upended the Eagles and the N.F.C. playoff race.


Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott's scramble to reshoot "All the Money in the World" led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey.


BRIEF-Phillips 66, Enbridge Announce Open Season For West Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System


Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On Washington: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

Advocates of oil exploration in an Alaska wildlife refuge are taking advantage of the special rules of the tax debate to charge toward victory.

Fires and Firefighters

Opinion: Doom Season in Los Angeles

Fires burned here even before there was a city.


BRIEF-Catalyst Midstream Partners Announces Binding Open Season for New Crude Oil Gathering System


'Big Little Lies' Season 2 is happening

No lie: "Big Little Lies" is officially coming back for another season.


Figureskating: Canada's Osmond takes surprise lead in Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took a surprise lead in the women's short program at the Grand Prix Final on Friday, edging ahead of Russian teenager Alina Zagitova by less than a point.

Pundit: Quote doesn't even surprise me

CNN's Don Lemon and his panel discuss comments reportedly made by Republican Alabama Senate candidate at a rally in September. According to the Los Angeles Times, Moore responded to a question saying that the last time America was great was "at the time when families were united -- even though we had slavery -- they cared for one another."

'The Crown' looks polished in regal 2nd season

The upper lips remain admirably stiff in "The Crown," but Season 2 takes what was a fine Netflix drama and polishes it to a high gloss -- presenting its stories more crisply, while providing a stronger showcase for its regal core cast.

Flu season soars in the US

After a slow start in October, flu season in the United States is gaining speed, particularly in the South.

The Crown (TV Program)

Review: ‘The Crown’ Season 2 Takes the Queen From Crisis to Crisis

Netflix’s award-winning series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II covers war, sex and the difficulties of managing a royally messed up family.


Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The oldest and most distant black hole ever observed -- a celestial brute 800 million times more massive than the sun -- is providing scientists some surprises about the nature of the universe when, on a cosmic scale, it was a mere toddler.


‘The Crown’: A Look Back at Season 1 and the History Behind It

Here’s an episode-by-episode summary of Season 1 of “The Crown,” and a survey of how some of the historical events were covered in The New York Times.


Russia's Putin, pulling no surprises, says he'll seek re-election

NIZHNY NOVGOROD/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin confirmed Russia's worst kept political secret on Wednesday, saying he would run for re-election in March 2018 - a contest he seems sure to win comfortably and extend his grip on power into a third decade.

See Beyonce's surprise appearance

Beyonce presented former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, which celebrates athletes whose career has directly or indirectly impacted the world.


Ricciardo is Formula One's pass master in a season of fewer moves

LONDON (Reuters) - Australian Daniel Ricciardo replaced Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen as Formula One's pass master in 2017 but the season saw half the number of overtaking moves following the introduction of faster and wider cars.


Alibaba must face renewed lawsuit over IPO: U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court revived a lawsuit accusing Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of defrauding shareholders by concealing a regulatory warning prior to its initial public offering about its ability to suppress counterfeiting on its websites.

House of Cards (TV Program)

‘House of Cards’ Will Star Robin Wright for Final Season

Ms. Wright will headline the hit Netflix show’s sixth and last season after Kevin Spacey was fired amid a series of sexual assault allegations.


Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

(Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.


UPDATE 2-Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

Dec 4 (Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.

Comedy and Humor

On Comedy: 4 Comedy Specials to Watch: Seasoned Stand-Ups Making Debuts

Some of the funniest new stand-up is from veterans releasing their first specials or albums: Judah Friedlander, Michelle Wolf, Yamaneika Saunders and Shane Torres.


Weightlifting: Surprise win for Chilean, world records for Iran's Moradi

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - Chile's Arley Mendez returned from more than four years of international competitive exile to defeat Iran's Olympic champion Kianoush Rostami in the men's 85 kilogram class at weightlifting's World Championships on Sunday, while Sohrab Moradi broke two world records in the 94kg class.

'Stranger Things' renewed by Netflix for Season 3

To the surprise of no one, Netflix's fan fave TV series "Stranger Things" is officially coming back for another season.

'Big Bang' star's surprise engagement

"The Big Bang Theory" actress Kaley Cuoco got engaged to professional equestrian Karl Cook on her 32nd birthday.

Netflix's 'Dark' sheds light on global TV wave

Thanks to Netflix, other streaming services and cable networks with a huge appetite for scripted programming on a budget, the TV world keeps getting a little smaller.


Macy's ups seasonal hiring after strong start to holidays

(Reuters) - Macy's Inc said on Friday said it had a strong start to the holiday shopping season and would hire an additional 7,000 temporary workers in anticipation of the demand continuing through Christmas.


BRIEF-Macy’S To Hire Additional 7,000 Seasonal Associates In 2017



BRIEF-Bridgetex Pipeline To Further Expand, Launches Supplemental Open Season For Additional Capacity


Whew! That was some hurricane season

The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Thursday.


Motor racing: Formula E season charges up with eyes to the future

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula E is trying to focus on the present but looking very much to the future as the electric racing series powers up for the start of season four in Hong Kong this weekend.


Non-drop shop: Christmas tree farmer prepares for seasonal rush

COLCHESTER, England (Reuters) - With Christmas around the corner, Wick Farm in Colchester, eastern England, is gearing up by harvesting its crop of fir trees.

Social Conditions and Trends

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: ’Tis the Season to Assess Your Complicity in This Catastrophe’s word of the year for 2017 implicates us all.


Sweet and sour: price rises hit seasonal Egyptian candies

TANTA, Egypt (Reuters) - The sugary sweets that form part of the annual celebrations of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday are a treat enjoyed by generations of Egyptian children, but price rises in the...


More U.S. shoppers than expected kick off holiday spending season

CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 174 million U.S. shoppers made purchases over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday, the National Retail Federation said on Tuesday, beating the industry group's expectations and signaling a strong start to the holiday quarter.


Alpine skiing: Jansrud wins first Super-G of season at Lake Louise

(Reuters) - Kjetil Jansrud won the first Super-G of the season at Lake Louise on Sunday, besting a duo of Austrians and his Norwegian team mates for his 10th World Cup title in the event.


Final round flop sums up 'indifferent' season for Day

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former world number one Jason Day felt the final round two-over-par 73 that dashed his hopes of a maiden Australian Open title on Sunday pretty much summed up his disappointing 2017 season.


EMERGING MARKETS-Colombia cenbank springs surprise rate cut; Mexico peso up

(Updates with Colombian central bank, final prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank lowered its main interest rate in a surprise move on Friday, while Mexico's peso strengthened after the nation's central bank chief said it was undervalued on a day of otherwise quiet activity in Latin American markets. Five of seven board members of the Colombian central bank voted to lower the benchmark rate by a quarter point to 4.75 percent, as policymake


Italy, Bracing for Electoral Season of Fake News, Demands Facebook’s Help

As a crucial election nears, leaders like Matteo Renzi are on high alert for fake news and foreign meddling.

Crucial holiday season begins for battered retailers

Airman surprises daughter, 5, at school

US Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Byous returned from overseas to surprise his 5-year-old daughter Kinley at school.

Shopping and Retail

Retailers’ Recipe for the Holidays: Big Sales; Fewer Seasonal Workers

Except for Amazon, most major retailers have scaled back plans for hiring temporary employees during the year’s biggest shopping season, and Walmart is adding almost none.


HPE CEO Whitman's surprise exit stumps Wall Street

(Reuters) - Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co fell 6 percent on Wednesday after Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman's decision to step down from the role took Wall Street by surprise.


UPDATE 2-GameStop posts surprise rise in comparable sales, raises forecast

* Shares rise 7 pct after market (Adds details from conference call, Q3 earnings; Updates shares)

This NBA season: Four things to know


BRIEF-BonTerra completes all-season exploration camp to support expanding resource development program at Gladiator gold project

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How ABC Found a Surprise Hit in ‘The Good Doctor’

The actor Daniel Dae Kim — in his new role as executive producer — was turned down twice by CBS before landing the show at the last-place network.

Automobile Racing

Nascar Season Ends at a Crossroad With Star Drivers Departing

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick are leaving full-time racing, and others are facing pay cuts and a dearth of sponsorships in 2018.

Trump's delay on importing heads of hunted elephants surprises administration staff

President Donald Trump's move late Friday night to postpone a decision to allow the import of elephant hunting trophies from two African countries came as a surprise not only to interest groups, but also the US Fish and Wildlife Service employees who oversaw the proposed change in policy, a source with knowledge of the agency's process told CNN.


Seahawks' Chancellor injured, expected to miss rest of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, according to multiple reports Saturday.


Bryan brothers exit ATP Finals after surprise loss

LONDON (Reuters) - Four-times ATP Finals doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan bowed out of the tournament after a surprise 6-4 6-4 defeat by alternates Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic on Friday.


Netflix's Marvel antihero 'The Punisher' explores the toll of violence

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc's new Marvel series "The Punisher," is neither a hero nor a villain. He is a man in pain.


One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.


1 in 3 adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.


How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

This season spares few between now and spring. Here’s how to build a survival kit to get you through unscathed.


Sante! France welcomes start of Beaujolais Nouveau wine season

PARIS (Reuters) - Early-morning parties, parades and lots of raised glasses marked the release of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau wine across France on Thursday.


BRIEF-Freddie Mac prices $1 bln multifamily K-deal backed by seasoned loans

* Freddie Mac prices $1 billion multifamily K-deal backed by seasoned loans


U.S. delivery companies dig deep to hire holiday season help

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period.

Law and Legislation

Hidden in the Senate Tax Bill: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups

The legislation so far has proved difficult for lobbyists to crack, but an amendment on Tuesday included some exceptions.


Rugby: France named surprise host of 2023 Rugby World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in a huge surprise after the Council of the sport's governing body went against the recommendations of an extensive evaluation report in a secret ballot on Wednesday.


German growth surprise lifts euro as China subdues Asia

LONDON (Reuters) - Strong German economic growth data drove the euro to a three-week high and its biggest rise in a month on Tuesday, though it dented European stocks again as they shuffled back to a two-month low.


German growth surprise lifts Europe as China subdues Asia

LONDON (Reuters) - Strong German economic growth data drove the euro to a three-week high on Tuesday and gave European stocks a lift after five days of falls put them at a two-month low.


Keeping Score: Can the Browns Win a Game This Season?

Cleveland is 0-9. And with the schedule it has left, an 0-16 finish is looming.

Jones, Radhika

Radhika Jones, Vanity Fair’s Surprise Choice, Is Ready to Go

A relative unknown prepares to follow Graydon Carter, who embraced the role of celebrity editor during his 25 years at the helm.


Amazon says Australia launch imminent ahead of spending season

* Company has "many thousand" registered sellers in Australia

Books and Literature

I Interviewed Joe Biden. A Sob Took Me by Surprise.

After all my persistence and preparation for an interview with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., I would go down as the one who bawled.

Soldier dad surprises girls after 10 months

A soldier who was deployed almost 10 months returned home to Baltimore and surprises his two daughters at their school.

Air Pollution

In Lahore, Pakistan, Smog Has Become a ‘Fifth Season’

Delhi’s pollution has made headlines in recent days, but experts say the air in Pakistan’s second-largest city rivals the Indian capital’s for toxicity.


Fowler makes solid start to season at Mayakoba

(Reuters) - Rickie Fowler made a solid start to his season by carding a bogey-free, six-under-par 65 on Thursday that left him three shots back of leader Patton Kizzire after the first round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.


France's Macron broaches Lebanon in surprise Saudi visit

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen.


art review: Michelangelo Is the Divine Star of the Must-See Show of the Season

The Metropolitan Museum’s show of 133 drawings by the Renaissance artist, the largest ever assembled, is a tour de genius — the evolution of Michelangelo as deity and brand.


Review: An All-Star ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ With Few Surprises

Kenneth Branagh assembles Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and others for his film remake of Agatha Christie’s mystery novel.

Flu season is here, and experts are concerned

Last year's seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu.

Computer and Video Games

Our Guide to the Holiday Season’s Biggest Video Games and Consoles

The industry is pushing out a diverse lineup of titles and promoting new consoles to compete for people’s wallets.

'Stranger Things' under fire for kiss

"Stranger Things" fans slam creators Matt and Ross Duffer for an unscripted kiss between two teenage characters in the Season 2 finale.


U.S. department stores tap brakes on stocking for holiday season

CHICAGO (Reuters) - This holiday season, retailers are making a list, checking it twice, and then ordering less for U.S. shoppers. With foot traffic at their stores in decline, department stores that would have stocked up for the biggest shopping season of the year months ago are still in the process of placing new orders, according to nearly a dozen sources including company officials, vendors who work with the retailers and consultants who advise such chains.


GRAPHIC-From breakup bet to #Euroboom: the surprise of 2017

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Euro zone investments have turned in one of their best years since the single currency was born in 1999, confounding many who had bet on the bloc to be the disaster play of 2017.


UPDATE 2-Online lender OnDeck posts surprise third-quarter loss

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Online lender OnDeck Capital Inc reported an unexpected third-quarter loss on Monday after the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma offset higher interest income and lower expenses, and its shares fell nearly 4 percent.


Multinationals grapple with Republican excise tax surprise

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The Republican tax bill unveiled last week in the U.S. Congress could disrupt the global supply chains of large, multinational companies by slapping a 20-percent tax on cross-border transactions they routinely make between related business units.

Shinzo Abe surprises Trump with custom hats

President Donald Trump spent the first leg of his marathon trip through Asia in Japan, where he addressed US troops at Yokota Air Base and met with the nation's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Sears to close 63 more U.S. stores after holiday season

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp said it will close 63 additional stores in the United States after the holiday season as part of its continued effort to return to profitability in a difficult retail environment.

'Stranger Things' actress raps and other things that happened this week

A bold prediction. A rapping recap. And a pyramid puzzle. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the last 7 days.

Solider returns home, gives girlfriend surprise at game

US soldier Isaac Anderson returned from training with a surprise for his girlfriend at an Iowa football game.


AIG's $836 million reserve boost surprises investors; shares sink

(Reuters) - American International Group Inc shares sank 4.5 percent on Friday as investors reacted to a surprise $836 million boost to the insurance giant's reserves, related to prior-year accident claims.


Op-Ed Columnist: Season of the Witch

With the world in chaos, it’s no surprise occultism is making a comeback

Sessions under renewed scrutiny over candor about Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is once again under scrutiny on Capitol Hill regarding his candor about Russia and the Trump campaign amid revelations that he rejected a suggestion to convene a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump last year.


Rivers turn as dragon boats mark end of Cambodia's monsoon season

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thousands of colorfully dressed rowers competed in dragon boat races in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Thursday, the first day of the annual Water Festival marking the end...


BRIEF-Transcanada launches binding Open Season for Marketlink

* Says ‍launched Open Season to solicit commitments for transportation of crude oil on Marketlink from Cushing, Oklahoma to U.S. Gulf coast​

'Stranger Things' actress performs rap

Emmy-nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown performs a "Stranger Things" season one recap on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."


Wal-Mart triples online items, lowers prices as holiday season kicks in

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to boost sales and fend off rivals this holiday season by doubling down on incentives for shoppers who buy online and those who visit its stores.

'Stranger Things' star opens up about Season 2

Millie Bobby Brown, the actress who plays Eleven on the hit Netflix series opens up about the new season.


Girardi surprised, disappointed with exit from Yankees

(The Sports Xchange) - Joe Girardi said he is "surprised" and "disappointed" with the New York Yankees' decision to opt against his return as the team's manager next season.


Kellogg's surprise sales increase cheers investors

(Reuters) - Kellogg Co surprised investors on Tuesday with its first quarterly sales increase in more than two years, showing it was turning a corner after massive cost cuts and a shift to healthier products, sending its shares up 7 percent.


UPDATE 2-Kellogg's surprise sales increase cheers investors

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Kellogg Co surprised investors on Tuesday with its first quarterly sales increase in more than two years, showing it was turning a corner after massive cost cuts and a shift to healthier products, sending its shares up 7 percent.


Kellogg posts surprise sales increase on Kashi, frozen foods demand

(Reuters) - Kellogg Co reported a surprise increase in sales on Tuesday after 10 straight quarterly declines, getting a boost from higher demand for its frozen foods and Kashi snacks.


UPDATE 1-Kellogg posts surprise sales increase on Kashi, frozen foods demand

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Kellogg Co reported a surprise increase in sales on Tuesday after 10 straight quarterly declines, getting a boost from higher demand for its frozen foods and Kashi snacks.

'House of Cards' ending after Season 6


Ivory Coast rains boost cocoa crop ahead of the dry season

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - High temperatures and light rain helped the start of the cocoa crop in the world's top exporter Ivory Coast last week after heavy rains in recent months, farmers said on Monday.

Soldier dad's tearful surprise for wife

Staff Sgt. Brad LeFrenier surprised his wife at work after being deployed in Kuwait for eight months.

'Stranger Things' gets an after show and other things this week

Things have been up in the air this week. Literally. Here's the lighter, politics-free side of news from the last 7 days.


Alpine skiing: Vonn to start season on Saturday with giant slalom

(Reuters) - American skier Lindsey Vonn will compete in this weekend's season-opening World Cup giant slalom in Austria as she starts her competitive build-up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, she said on Thursday.


Soccer: Steffen saves twice in shootout as Crew end Atlanta's season

(Reuters) - Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen saved two Atlanta United penalties in a shootout on Thursday as the Crew advanced to the Major League Soccer semi-finals 3-1 after neither team could break the deadlock through extra time.


'Stranger Things 2' gets darker in aftermath of death and Demogorgon

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A year has passed since a supernatural demon terrorized the town of Hawkins, Indiana, but as Netflix's hit 1980s science fiction series "Stranger Things" returns for a second season on Friday, life has not returned to normal for the unlikely heroes.

Netflx launching 'Stranger Things' post show

As if you weren't already going to binge on season 2 of "Stranger Things."

'Stranger Things' actor scared of show

Actor Paul Reiser tell Conan he gets startled watching "Stranger Things" once all the effects are added.


Nissan to enter Formula E in 2018/19 season

(Reuters) - Nissan is to become the first Japanese car manufacturer competing in Formula E with an entry in the fifth season of the electric car racing series, organizers announced on Wednesday.


Kershaw carries regular season form into World Series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw shed post-season disappointments of the past as he dominated a dangerous Houston Astros lineup to help his side to a 3-1 victory in Game One of the World Series on Tuesday.

United States Politics and Government

Corker ‘Couldn’t Get Elected Dog Catcher,’ Trump Says in Renewed Attack

Senator Bob Corker suggested that the White House “step aside” on tax legislation hours before the president’s policy lunch with senators.


NBA: Australia's Simmons backing up hype in rookie season

(Reuters) - Ben Simmons is only three games into his much-anticipated NBA debut season but the Australian point guard has been so good that he is already drawing comparisons to some of the game's greatest players.

'Stranger Things 2' builds on eerie nostalgia

As part of a small subset of the pop-culture universe that thought "Stranger Things" was nice but nothing special, the second season provoked some trepidation. How can one characterize whether the Emmy-nominated Netflix phenom lives up to the hype when you felt it was overhyped in the first place?

11 Hottest toys for this holiday season

Fashion and Apparel

On the Runway: In Britain, Few Surprises in 2017 Fashion Awards Nominations

Most of the nominees, like Jonathan Anderson, Alessandro Michele and Gigi Hadid, were repeats. But Kaia Gerber and Maria Grazia Chiuri did join the ranks.


Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says Accor, Four Seasons will not merge

RIYADH, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told CNBC on Monday he was not considering merging AccorHotels and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, in which his Kingdom Holding Co. investment company owns stakes.



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BRIEF-Target to unveil new brands, thousands of exclusive gifts under $15 for holiday season

* Will unveil new brands and thousands of exclusive gifts under $15 for holiday season


Cardinals' Palmer breaks arm, may be out for rest of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a broken left arm in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London.


World downhill champion Stuhec may miss season with knee injury

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - World downhill ski champion Ilka Stuhec may miss the whole Alpine skiing season after she injured her knee during training on Sunday, her spokesman said.

O'Reilly, Bill

O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claims, Then Fox Renewed His Contract

In January, the Fox News host was said to have agreed to a $32 million settlement with a former network analyst, the largest of his known payouts.

Trump 'very surprised' by reaction to Gold Star phone call

President Donald Trump was "very surprised" that his phone call with the widow of a US serviceman could have been taken badly, according to an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo.


Lin out for season after knee surgery, Nets confirm

(Reuters) - Chinese-American Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets confirmed on Friday after the guard underwent surgery.


Baker out as Nationals manager after two seasons

(The Sports Xchange) - Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday.


Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix season opener short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

'Walking Dead' goes to war in new season

The following is a spoiler-free review of "The Walking Dead" season premiere.

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

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


Tennis: Berdych, Kyrgios cut seasons short due to injuries

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych and Australian Nick Kyrgios are the latest leading players to end their seasons early due to injury problems, they said on Thursday.


Nets' Lin set to miss season with knee injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin's 2017-18 NBA season looks to be over after the Chinese-American suffered a knee injury that left him writhing in pain on the court in his team's season-opening loss, the Brooklyn Nets said on Thursday.


Basketball: Injured Lin set to miss season, say Nets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets' regular-season opener on Wednesday night, his team said.


Tennis: Berdych cuts season short with back problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych is the latest player to end his season early after announcing he would miss tournaments in Vienna and Paris because of a back injury.


6 Spooky Travel Destinations for the Halloween Season

While a few cities provide a spooky vibe all-year-round, festivals, theme park pop-up events and other haunted happenings elsewhere have helped make Halloween a travel season all its own.


On Pro Basketball: A Season of Cleveland Anxiety, Brought to You by LeBron James

Amid concerns that James might repeat his 2010 departure from the Cavaliers and play elsewhere next season, a pair of fans have created apparel asking him to stay.


5 ‘Psycho’ Surprises: Inside the Most Familiar Scene in Movies

A new documentary examines Hitchcock’s film from various angles. Did you know Scorsese modeled a fight sequence in “Raging Bull” on the shower scene?


Cycling-Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

PARIS (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equaling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.


Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

PARIS (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equalling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.

Surprise moment dog turns up after wildfires

A family forced to leave their home due to deadly wildfires reunites with their Bernese Mountain Dog "Izzy" after returning home to access the devastation.


LeBron's future with Cavs may hinge on success this season

(Reuters) - LeBron James enters the 2017-18 season with a deeper Cleveland Cavaliers team than the one that lost in last year's NBA Finals and anything less than a championship in June could mark the end of his second tenure with the team.


Sharapova eyes strong finish to season after Tianjin title

(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova is looking for a strong finish to a season that began with a doping ban and hit a high in China on Sunday when she won her first title in over two years.


N.F.L. Scores: Aaron Rodgers May Miss the Rest of the Season

Rodgers sustained a broken right collarbone in the Packers’ loss to the Vikings. More live scores, and updates and analysis from the N.F.L.’s Week 6.


Packers' Rodgers breaks collarbone, may be out for season

(The Sports Xchange) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken right collarbone during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, the team said.

Bannon: Season of war against GOP

President Donald Trump's former senior adviser Steve Bannon declares war on the GOP establishment at the Values Voter Summit, calling on GOP leaders to condemn Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).

The Look: Looking for Surprises in Senegal

On his first visit to Senegal, Jake Michaels was inspired by the “curated” looks of many of his subjects. As he took portraits on streets, in cafes and at beachside nightclubs, he sought to make the people shine, while also spotlighting the action in the background.


BlackRock's Fink warns global surprise could drive stock market correction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink warned on Friday that financial markets are ignoring underlying risks, which means there could be a "big correction" if a major surprise world event occurred.


Blackrock's Fink warns global surprise could drive major market correction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Blackrock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink warned on Friday that the market could face a "big correction" if a major world event occurred.


Cubs 9, Nationals 8 | Chicago wins series, 3-2: Cubs Add a Chapter to Nationals’ Painful Postseason History

A rollicking and wild Game 5 ended with a familiar feeling of misery for Washington and another trip to the N.L.C.S. for the defending champions.


Amazon to hire 120,000 workers in the U.S. for holiday season

(Reuters) - Inc said it would hire 120,000 workers in the United States this holiday season, same as last year, as the online behemoth prepares for the holiday shopping frenzy.


US STOCKS-Futures dip as big banks kick off earnings season

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday, with JPMorgan reporting its quarterly results, kicking off the earnings season in earnest.


Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons

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


Baseball: Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons

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


Trilobites: A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

The conditions that lead to supereruptions can emerge within a single human lifetime, according to a study of the volcano’s remnants in the national park.

A look at four storms from one brutal hurricane season


Giants lose Marshall to season-ending ankle injury

(Reuters) - Brandon Marshall became the third New York Giants receiver to suffer a season-ending injury on Sunday after he announced he would undergo surgery on his ankle and miss the rest of the campaign.


Giants' Beckham out for the season: coach

(Reuters) - New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will undergo season-ending surgery this week to repair the left ankle he injured during the team's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, coach Ben McAdoo said.


The season is not lost for Ferrari, says Marchionne

LONDON (Reuters) - Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne praised his Formula One team's progress on Monday and said the season was not lost despite a string of setbacks in recent races.


Texans DE Watt, LB Mercilus out for season

(The Sports Xchange) - Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Monday that star defensive end J.J. Watt will miss the rest of the 2017 season after he suffered a leg fracture during Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Colbert surprises 'Last Week Tonight' audience

"Last Week Tonight" star John Oliver enlisted some help in brainstorming for Confederate statue replacements.


Indian court bans firecracker sales in Delhi ahead of peak pollution season

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court on Monday temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, as it looks to prevent a repeat of severe air pollution that forced school closures last year.


Dow, Nasdaq eke out records as earnings season looms

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks eked out enough gains on Monday to push the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite to fresh records ahead of the start of the third-quarter earnings season.


US STOCKS- Dow, Nasdaq eke out records as earnings season looms

* Indexes up: Dow 0.05 pct, S&P 0.02 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to open)


India court bans firecracker sales in Delhi ahead of peak pollution season

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court on Monday temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, as it looks to prevent a repeat of severe air pollution that forced school closures last year.

New York Yankees

Yankees 1, Indians 0: Greg Bird Preserves Yankees’ Season, Toppling the Indians With a Lone Blast

Bird, who missed much of this season with injuries, delivered a solo homer off the stingy reliever Andrew Miller for the only run of the game.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

In a Season of Monsters, Gulf Coast Feels Lucky All It Got Was Nate

Hurricane Nate sped ashore in Mississippi as a Category 1 storm and quickly weakened, leaving Gulf Coast residents relieved that it wasn’t worse.

Comedy and Humor

‘S.N.L.’: Jason Aldean Is Surprise Guest, Singing Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’

On “Weekend Update,” Colin Jost and Michael Che took on gun rights.

Trump on Weinstein: I'm not surprised

President Donald Trump comments on his relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the allegations of sexual harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.


Trump says 'not surprised' by Weinstein sexual harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign was jolted a year ago by the release of a recording in which he boasted about groping women, said on Saturday he was not surprised by sexual harassment allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Classical Music

Review: Lang Lang Opens Carnegie Season With a Gershwin Gimmick

The star pianist, Chick Corea and Maxim Lando joined the Philadelphia Orchestra for an overblown, indulgent five-hand rendition of “Rhapsody in Blue.”


Zambia expects new outbreak of armyworms in 2017/2018 crop season

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia said it expects a new outbreak of armyworms in the 2017/18 crop season, after the maize-munching pests ravaged southern Africa earlier this year.


Yankees rally past Twins in MLB postseason opener

(The Sports Xchange) - Luis Severino was knocked out just one out into the first inning, but Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the first, and the New York Yankees stormed back for an 8-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild-card game on Tuesday.

See Obama's anniversary surprise for Michelle

President Obama crashes the Pennsylvania Conference for Women via video to wish Michelle a happy 25th wedding anniversary. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Handicapping the Rainy Season

Monday: Weather experts eye the rainy season, O.J. Simpson is released from prison, and Yosemite National Park celebrates 127 years.


Yankee Stadium Netting Will Be Extended for Next Season

The Yankees announced on Sunday that they would “significantly expand” the protective netting at their stadium.


Wozniacki seals spot in season-ending WTA Finals

(Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki became the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Sunday.


Spurs' Leonard to miss preseason with thigh injury

(The Sports Xchange) - San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason due a right thigh injury, the team announced on Saturday.

Long-lost family surprises shocked war hero

Tony King hadn't seen or spoken to his family since 1981. Last month, under the most incredible circumstances, the WWII vet reunited with his family.


Trump says Cuba 'did some bad things' aimed at U.S. diplomats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump expressed outrage on Friday at the injuries of diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Cuba.

Dying space probe leaves a surprise for scientists

Scientists combing the last readings beamed home by the comet chaser Rosetta have discovered one final gift from the intrepid space explorer.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: Doom Is So Last Season

Hope is a good look at Rick Owens and Loewe; Balmain comes full circle.


Chatter: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’: What to Remember Before the Season 9 Premiere

It’s been more than six years since we last saw Larry David. Where did we leave off?

'Will & Grace' returns in midseason form

"Will & Grace" tries to navigate a delicate line, seeking to be topical and relevant -- almost 20 years after its premiere, and more than a decade since its end -- while still maintaining its broad comedic signature. For the most part, the revival pulls that off, returning to NBC in the equivalent of midseason form.


Mexico eyes record IPOs before election season slowdown -sources

MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - As many as 10 companies could list on Mexico's stock exchange by the end of 2017, sources from the exchange said, potentially marking a record year ahead of slower expected activity in 2018 due to Mexico's elections.

Trump says he'll visit Puerto Rico, catching some aides by surprise

President Donald Trump on Tuesday intensified his personal involvement in the growing crisis in Puerto Rico amid criticism that his response to the devastation there was lackluster.

Books and Literature

Fiction: A Roundup of the Season’s Romance Novels

Robert Gottlieb on what the genre has to offer nowadays, and what it always had to offer.


It’s Canned Tomato Season. Here’s What You Need to Know.

For everyday cooking, canned often outperform fresh. Julia Moskin tastes and investigates 10 top brands.

Delivery Services

One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery

Despite a late start, the company’s foray into delivering food, a cutthroat $100 billion-plus service industry, eclipses ride hailing in some markets.


UPDATE 2-Shares of Carrefour Brazil slump after surprise CEO change

SAO PAULO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Shares in Grupo Carrefour Brasil SA dropped the most since they went public in July, after Brazil's largest diversified retailer unexpectedly replaced chief executive Charles Desmartis with a 33-year veteran of parent Carrefour SA.


UPDATE 1-Wal-Mart to not hire seasonal workers; current staff to get more hours

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it would not hire temporary workers this holiday season for the second straight year but will offer extra hours to its existing employees.


UPDATE 1-UPS expects to hire about 95,000 workers for holiday season

Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it expected to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming, crucial peak holiday season.


UPS expects to hire about 95,000 workers for holiday season

(Reuters) - Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said it expected to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for its crucial peak holiday season for the fourth straight year.


Wal-Mart to give more hours to current staff this holiday season

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it would not hire temporary workers this holiday season and would instead offer the extra hours to its current employees.


BRIEF-Walmart offering extra hours available in holiday season to current associates

* Says offering extra hours available this time of year to current associates rather than hiring thousands of seasonal workers Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


MLB breaks record for home runs in season

(Reuters) - Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year.

'SNL' is staying live coast to coast this season


Review: In Season 2, ‘The Good Place’ Blows Itself Up, Hilariously

After a stunning first-season twist, NBC’s comedy of ethics drastically changes its premise but keeps its philosophical bent.

Lady Gaga manages image in Netflix's 'Five Foot Two'

Backstage looks at celebrities are fraught with peril -- especially one as aware of the image she creates and projects as Lady Gaga. That's why a feature-length Netflix documentary devoted to a year in her life, "Gaga: Five Foot Two," never quite feels as spontaneous or illuminating as the access would suggest, unless you're totally gaga about Gaga.


Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains.


UPDATE 2-Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

* Operations outside US, Canada not part of bankruptcy (Adds comments from CEO, analyst; background)


Golf-McIlroy adds British Masters to his end-season schedule

LONDON (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy will play in next week's British Masters after the four times major winner failed to qualify for the Tour Championship in Atlanta.


Uber faces big jump in fees if London license is renewed

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber will face a big jump in the fee it pays to operate in London to 2.9 million pounds if the ride hailing company is granted a new license by the city's transport authority.

Sean Spicer makes surprise Emmys cameo

Anyone could have predicted that Stephen Colbert's opening Emmy monologue would include talk of politics and mentions of President Donald Trump, but no would could have predicted a surprise cameo from White House alum Sean Spicer.