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As Republican tax bill vote nears, two senators demand changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping tax bill hit a potential obstacle on Thursday as two Republican senators, who previously backed the measure, insisted on a change to its child tax credit.


Republican Senator Lee undecided on tax bill, seeks child credit changes: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Mike Lee has not decided whether to support a Republican tax bill and wants changes to the child tax credit, an aide to the lawmaker said on Thursday.

Donald Trump won 81% of the vote in this small town. Life has changed little, but people remain in his corner


BRIEF-UBS Announces Changes To Group Executive Board



Half of world's people can't get basic health services: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - At least half the world's population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.


People hope 'I break my neck' after Trump comments: Vonn

(Reuters) - Social media users have told American skier Lindsey Vonn they hoped she broke her neck after the Olympic champion made comments they deemed to be critical of U.S. President Donald Trump, she said on Tuesday.

Civil Rights and Liberties

Op-Ed Contributor: In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

The story about the opening of the museums is also the story of the civil rights movement.


Cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase, Bitfinex down

(Reuters) - Digital currency exchange operators Coinbase and Bitfinex reported problems with service through their websites on Tuesday, frustrating traders seeking to cash in on the latest surge in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.


BRIEF-‍Bombardier Says Won Rolling Stock And Maintenance Contracts For West Midlands Trains Franchise In UK​


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.

Transgender people can enlist in military in 2018

A federal judge on Monday declined the US government's request to put on hold an order allowing transgender individuals to join the military beginning in January. The decision means transgender people will be free to enlist in the new year.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in Military as Court Case Advances

President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals)

The New Health Care: People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.

High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does.

UN Ambassador Haley cites 'will of American people' on Jerusalem decision

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday cited "the will of the American people" in defending President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there.


Singer Neil Young's model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction

(Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.


Trains canceled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Some trains were canceled, flights were grounded and a rugby match was called off on Sunday after Britain experienced heavy snow fall in some areas.

Elections, Senate

With Alabama Senate Race Defined by Scandal, Policy Issues are Overlooked

Alabama struggles with health care, education and infrastructure. But such issues have often been forgotten during the race between Doug Jones and Roy S. Moore.


Sanya Journal: Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds

Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.

President says his opponents are 'resisting the will of the American people'


UPDATE 1-Elliott Management seeks changes at Alexion - NYT

Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management, which has built a stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, is urging the company to take more action to boost its stock price, including exploring a sale, the New York Times reported on Thursday.


CORRECTED-Elliott Management seeks changes at Alexion - NYT (Dec. 7)

Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management, which has built a stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, is urging the company to take more action to boost its stock price, including exploring a sale, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

California wildfires have scorched more than 140,000 acres and forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate

Wildfires roared across Southern California for a fifth day Friday, with new blazes prompting additional evacuations as neighborhoods went up in flames in San Diego County.


Exclusive: U.S. spy chief orders changes in 'unmasking' policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. intelligence official has ordered tighter restrictions on how the names of Americans kept secret in intelligence reports can be revealed during presidential transitions, according to documents seen by Reuters.


Elliott Management seeks changes at Alexion - NYT

Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Elliot Management, which has built a stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, is urging the company to take more action to boost its stock price, including exploring a sale, the New York Times reported on Thursday.


China jails 21 people for 2015 nursing home fire: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has jailed 21 people for their roles in a deadly fire that killed 39 elderly people at a private nursing home two years ago, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

Analysis: A whole lot more people hate the GOP tax plan than love it

Midterm elections -- like the one coming up in 2018 -- are all about turning out base voters. Why? History tells us that only the most stalwart partisans turn out when the presidential race isn't on the ballot. So if your side wants to pick up House and Senate seats in a non-presidential election, you need to find ways to excite its most committed members.


Southern California fires force 200,000 people to flee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of Los Angeles area schools shut their doors on Thursday as raging wildfires wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing about 200,000 people to flee and destroying hundreds of houses.

Is hostile architecture designing people out of cities?

Spiked or sloped benches. Bolts installed on shop doorsteps and windowsills. Water features that operate at surprising intervals on flat surfaces.


Bill letting people bring concealed guns across state lines passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People would be able to bring legal, concealed guns into any U.S. state under legislation the House of Representatives approved on Wednesday that would also bolster the national background check system and require a study of the "bump stocks" used in October's Las Vegas mass shooting.


Growing length of U.S. freight trains in federal crosshairs after crashes: GAO

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX Corp , Union Pacific Corp and other major U.S. railroads to boost profitability, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: How Trains Helped Create the Holidays

Wednesday: The linked histories of trains and the holiday season, lightings around town, and a Christmas tree of lobster traps.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.


Bomb blast kills nine people in Pakistan, near Afghan border

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said on Wednesday, the latest violence in a recent rise in attacks in the nuclear-armed country.


Europe's exchanges keep research buzz alive for small companies

* Rules set to curb research on small and mid-sized companies


Inside China’s Big Tech Conference, New Ways to Track Citizens

The technologies for tracking citizens, and their wide acceptance in China, were on display at the World Internet Conference.


Interior secretary urges size cuts, management changes to more monuments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday recommended President Donald Trump reduce the size and change the management of more national monuments in the western United States, and lashed out at critics of cuts already announced to protected areas in Utah.


German trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injured

BERLIN (Reuters) - Several people were injured in a train crash on Tuesday near the German city of Duesseldorf, fire department and police spokesmen said.


Interior Dept. recommends changes to boundaries of six U.S. national monuments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Donald Trump change the boundaries of six national monuments designated by past administrations, according to a copy of the recommendations seen by Reuters.


Saudi says most people detained in anti-corruption sweep have settled

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said on Tuesday most of the people detained in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched last month have agreed to settlements to avoid prosecution.


BRIEF-People Corp announces year-end and quarter-end financial results



Wooden dams and river jams: U.S. strains to ship record grains

ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River (Reuters) - America's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river to reopen.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

Op-Ed Contributor: Behind China’s Attempt to Ease the Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s ethnic-cleansing generals will be able to retreat deeper into China’s orbit, unburdened by any fears of being held accountable.


INSIGHT-Wooden dams and river jams: U.S. strains to ship record grains

ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A merica's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river to reopen.

Green groups sue over monument changes

A group of environmental and conservation groups sued President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in federal court on Monday, alleging that Trump did not have the authority to dramatically shrink Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Trump: Utah people said this is incredible

President Donald Trump announced he will shrink the size of Utah's Bears Ears National Monument by over 80% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by roughly 45% during a speech in Salt Lake City.

Trump accuser: I feel forgotten -- why aren't people talking about him?

Rachel Crooks speaks with CNN's Alisyn Camerota about her accusation that President Trump forcibly kissed her in 2005.

Decision day looms for Utah hills and their people

If only the rocks could talk.

Town at center of Brexit tug-of-war fears border changes

Tucked away in the rolling hills of County Armagh in Northern Ireland lies a quiet village called Middletown. Its name couldn't be more apt. That's because Middletown stands amid a Brexit tug-of-war.


China’s A.I. Advances Help Its Tech Industry, and State Security

Global car brands and Chinese authorities alike embrace iFlyTek’s voice recognition know-how, illustrating the dystopian possibilities behind the technology.

McConnell: 'Let the people of Alabama make the call' on Moore

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed his tone Sunday on whether he thought Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore should be in the Senate, saying he would "let the people of Alabama make the call" in the state's special election December 12.


White House open to small changes on corporate tax rate: budget chief Mulvaney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is willing to consider a small increase on the corporate tax rate if it is needed to finalize the bill in the U.S. Congress, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.


China’s Top Ideologue Calls for Tight Control of Internet

Speaking to an audience that included the heads of Apple and Google, Wang Huning said China should be free to govern, and censor, its internet.


China’s Next Potential Boom Spot: The Places People Overlook

New highways and trains and changes in farming are opening up the country’s poorer cities and rural areas, long laggards amid China’s torrid growth.

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.

Great Wall of China

New Seven Wonders in 360: The Great Wall

The Great Wall of China was built over a period of 1800 years to protect against invaders.

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.

Trump's Twitter attack strains the US-UK relationship

The so-called "special relationship" between Britain and the US was under increasing strain Thursday after President Donald Trump publicly rebuked Prime Minister Theresa May over his dissemination of anti-Muslim propaganda.

Trump: Rich people don't like me

President Donald Trump gives remarks in St. Charles, Missouri, ahead of the Senate vote on the GOP tax plan.

News and News Media

The Shift: How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed

The viral publisher Bored Panda is thriving on the social network despite the algorithm changes that doomed its competitors.

ESPN is laying off 150 more people


Turkey seeks arrest of 360 people in probe targeting Gulen network in army: media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 360 people in an operation targeting supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen within the army, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.


Yemen car bomb attack kills at least two people in Aden: residents

ADEN (Reuters) - Assailants detonated a car bomb outside the Yemeni Finance Ministry offices in the southern city of Aden on Wednesday, killing at least two people, hospital officials and residents said.


Venezuela's Maduro swears in military 'man of the people' to lead PDVSA

CARACAS, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Venezuelan leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday evening held a ceremony to swear in a military officer as the new head of state oil company PDVSA in the presence of the military's top brass and cheering red-shirted oil workers.


Bitcoin tops $10,000 in some exchanges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin soared to an all-time high above $10,000 on Tuesday in some smaller exchanges and digital currency indexes, but remained just below that milestone in major trading platforms such as Luxembourg-based BitStamp and U.S.-based GDAX.


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.

Religion and Belief

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Does Religion Make People Moral?

It depends if it’s being used for self-education or an ego boost for believers.

Railroad Accidents and Safety

‘It Was a Blood Bath’: Freight Trains Kill 110 Reindeer in Norway

Animal advocacy groups urge speed limits, new fencing and digital tracking to prevent more accidents.


Exxon Mobil CEO makes first big changes to refining

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Darren Woods is reorganizing the company's refining operations, part of a push to boost profits amid volatile oil and natural gas prices, the company said on Monday.


Google says no changes in algorithm to re-rank websites: Russian watchdog

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday it had been informed by Google that the search engine does not change its algorithm to re-rank individual websites.


Google says no changes in algorithm to re-rank websites - Russian watchdog

MOSCOW, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday it had been informed by Google that the search engine does not change its algorithm to re-rank individual websites.

Democratic mega-donor has spent $20 million and calls Trump 'an urgent threat to the American people'

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer on Sunday defended his $20 million national television and digital ad campaign calling for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, saying "it's very important and urgent that we get him out of office."

High-Speed Rail Projects

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: China’s Trojan Train Into Hong Kong

An innocuous-seeming railway project connecting Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland is a not-so-covert attack on the city’s political autonomy.


Formula One changes logo for new-look future

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One unveiled a new logo at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as the first step in a rebranding of the U.S.-owned sport.


Gold trader's trial strains U.S.-Turkey relations

ISTANBUL/NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A trial which has strained Turkish-U.S. ties before it even started opens this week in New York despite the possible absence of a defendant who Turkey says is cooperating with prosecutors in what it calls "a clear plot" against Ankara.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Ivanka, Louise and the Little People

What a regal and perverse populism the Trump administration continues to practice.

235 people killed in mosque, Egypt hunts attackers

Egypt's air force launched airstrikes on "terrorist outposts" and vehicles after attackers massacred 235 people when they ambushed a mosque in northern Sinai, the military said.


At least 85 people killed in attack on mosque in Egypt's north Sinai: state news agency

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 85 people were killed and 80 more wounded when suspected militants targeted a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai with a bomb and gunfire, MENA state news agency said on Friday, citing an official source.


China Busts a $3 Billion Underground Bank as It Tightens Its Grip on Money

The police detained seven people thought to have helped thousands of Chinese circumvent government limits on how much money they can move from the country.


Forty human traffickers arrested, 500 people rescued in West Africa

PARIS (Reuters) - Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, international police organization Interpol said on Thursday.

It changes everything from art to space

A UK company has created a substance that can absorb 99.9% of all light, and it's changing everything from art to space exploration.  


"The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

Transgender woman's husband: 'People are talking ... I don't care'

What does it mean to love someone who was born a biological male but is a woman? Lisa Ling explores what it really means to be transgender on "This is Life," Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


Egypt detains 29 people on suspicion of espionage for Turkey

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the detention of 29 people suspected of espionage on behalf of Turkey and joining a terrorist organization, state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.


Turkey orders detention of 216 people in post-coup probe: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 216 people, including former finance ministry personnel, suspected of having links to last year's failed coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.


30 people killed in attack on cattle herders in northeast Nigeria: police official

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers killed more than 30 cattle herders in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

Technology still isn't doing enough for people with disabilities


Broadcom eyes big changes for Qualcomm's patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As part of its $103 billion bid to buy Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom Ltd has hinted that it would make big changes to Qualcomm's patent licensing business, a major cash-cow for the company but a source of bitter conflict with regulators and key customers including Apple Inc .

White House: Up to the people to decide on Roy Moore

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says the White House wants to leave the fate of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore up to the "people of Alabama."

Kellyanne Conway changes tune on Roy Moore

Kellyanne Conway suggested that the White House remains open to Roy Moore's embattled senate candidacy on Monday when she told Fox & friends that "we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through" -- less than a week after Conway said that "no Senate seat is worth more than a child" in the wake of a series of sexual allegations against Moore.


Why People in Mississippi Have to Watch the Giants

The process of determining which N.F.L. games will be shown in which TV markets can be simple — unless there’s flexing, cross flexing, prime flexing, mandatory pullouts...


In China, an Education in Dating

A new type of coach teaches courtship in a country where the one-child policy left a deficit of women and where flirting remains relatively new.

Tapper: People in 'glass White Houses' shouldn't throw stones

President Trump went after Sen. Franken (D-MN) on Twitter for sexual harassment accusations, despite numerous women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment.


Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax overhaul plan.


Wall Street set to end week on whimper as tax changes mulled

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to end the week on a muted note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly, as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax cut plan.


US STOCKS-Wall St set to end week on whimper as tax changes mulled

* Indexes down: Dow 0.41 pct, S&P 500 0.17 pct, Nasdaq 0.06 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

Income Inequality

Myths of the 1 Percent: What’s Putting People at the Top

Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S.


BRIEF-Rite aid announces senior management changes in category management

* Rite Aid announces senior management changes in category management


BRIEF-Cerecor announces leadership changes

* Cerecor Inc - ‍Interim Chief Executive Officer John Kaiser and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald Marcus stepping down​


Analysts flee Wall Street with gallows humor as research changes loom

(Reuters) - Having covered financial stocks at big and small banks for more than two decades, David Hilder was accustomed to the ebb and flow of Wall Street job cuts and hiring sprees.


Saudi Arabia striking deals with people detained in anti-graft purge: sources

(Reuters) - Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.


China’s Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership

Fans of Italy’s A.C. Milan greeted its new owner as a savior. Today, as the debt-burdened team bleeds money, questions swirl around its new benefactor.

DHS head of community outreach resigns over past comments on black people, Islam

Rev. Jamie Johnson resigned Thursday as the head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security after a CNN KFile report revealed inflammatory past comments he made about the black community and Islam.

Why rich people spend millions on art

Franken accuser: People are blaming me

Leeann Tweeden said that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) groped her and kissed her without her consent in 2006 while she was on a USO Tour overseas. She speaks to CNN's Jake Tapper about her experience.





Old Vic Says 20 People Reported Misconduct by Kevin Spacey

The London theater released the findings of an investigation into Mr. Spacey’s behavior before and during his time as artistic director there.

Republican Party

Republican Tax Plans Put Corporations Over People

There are tough choices at the heart of the Republicans tax bills speeding through Congress, and they make clear the party values deep and lasting tax cuts for corporations above all else.


UPDATE 2-EU, US close to deal on stock exchanges before MIFID II deadline

BRUSSELS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The European Commission will grant equivalent status to trading venues in the United States and Switzerland provided EU member states agree, draft documents seen by Reuters said.


UPDATE 1-EU, US close to deal on stock exchanges before MIFID II deadline

BRUSSELS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The European Commission has adopted decisions to grant equivalence status to trading venues in the United States and Switzerland, draft documents seen by Reuters said.

Ivanka Trump: Special place in hell for people who prey on kids

Ivanka Trump spoke out for the first time against embattled Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his early thirties. Her father, President Donald Trump, meanwhile, has largely stayed mum on the issue.

Elon Musk email from May is upsetting people

United States Politics and Government

Senators Clash Over Last Minute Changes to Tax Bill

Democrats attacked Republicans for proposing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as part of their tax overhaul.


Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.


Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: CMS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

People picks 2017 'Sexiest Man Alive'

He's a "Voice" coach and a superstar. Now he's officially a heartthrob. Blake Shelton has been named the 2017 "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine.


Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now)

Emissions are rising in China. Still, it’s on track to meet the commitments it made under the Paris climate accord.


Blake Shelton named People's 2017 'sexiest man alive'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Blake Shelton was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, a first for any country singer, prompting "The Voice" judge to shake off his shyness about his looks.

Grassley calls WikiLeaks exchanges with Donald Trump Jr. 'innocuous'

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that he considers the Twitter messages between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks to be "very innocuous," and the exchanges don't make him any more likely to bring in the President's eldest son for a public hearing.


Bombardier CEO not expecting short-term changes in rail division

MONTREAL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Bombardier's Chief Executive Alain Bellemare said on Tuesday he will continue "assessing the competitive landscape," but doesn't expect a merger of two European rivals to drive big short-term changes in the Canadian company's rail division.

3 tax changes that would affect homeowners


Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow.


Spreading housing shortage hits over 850,000 people in Germany: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - A housing crisis is spreading in Germany, the Federal Homelessness Association said on Tuesday, forecasting that 1.2 million people could be living in shelters by 2018.

A Georgia networking event wants to help white people 'Come Meet a Black Person'

A networking event in Georgia offers an interesting twist: a chance to meet a black person.


Republican Senator Paul to seek Senate tax plan changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday said he will seek changes to the Senate's tax cut bill to add a provision to repeal Obamacare's requirement that Americans pay a penalty if they do not obtain health insurance as well as scale back its elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes.


Philippines Duterte says only answers to his people on drugs war, human rights

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he would only answer to the people of his country when it came to human rights, and defended his war on drugs after a summit of Asian leaders.

More than 50 people describe sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

Be extra careful of the male lawmakers who sleep in their offices -- they can be trouble. Avoid finding yourself alone with a congressman or senator in elevators, late-night meetings or events where alcohol is flowing. And think twice before speaking out about sexual harassment from a boss -- it could cost you your career.

What we know about Trump Jr.'s exchanges

There is a web of connections between the Trump campaign, the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and the public disclosures it injected into the presidential campaign. Federal investigators are examining some of these relationships and whether any of them were part of an effort to coordinate with Russia's election-meddling efforts.

Exchanges took place during the 2016 presidential campaign

According to a report from The Atlantic, Donald Trump Jr. was "in cahoots with WikiLeaks" three weeks before Mike Pence denied the campaign.

Donald Trump Jr. releases exchanges with WikiLeaks

Donald Trump Jr. has released exchanges he had with the WikiLeaks Twitter account via direct messages during the 2016 presidential campaign.


London authorities failing people displaced by deadly fire: lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people displaced by a fire that killed about 80 people in London in June are still living in hotels or friends' houses because of a failure by local authorities to rehouse them, the lawmaker representing the area said on Monday.


Behind the Scenes, Communist Strategist Presses China’s Rise

Wang Huning, a close adviser to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, has brought a steadiness of vision and purpose to China’s rivalry with the United States.

Mindblowing photos of people and art

He first picked up a camera by chance; now Stefan Draschan makes a living taking photographs by chance.


BRIEF-Renesola announces senior management changes

* Renesola Ltd - ‍Kevin Chen has decided to resign as president of U.S. Region to pursue other interests, effective November 10, 2017​

Race and Ethnicity

Opinion: Can My Children Be Friends With White People?

The rise of Donald Trump has broken bonds on all sides. But for people of color the stakes are different.

‘“We the People” Are Out of Hibernation’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed Democratic election gains, more sexual assault revelations and a screaming toddler.

Beijing (China)

Op-Ed Columnist: China Has Donald Trump Just Where It Wants Him

Around Asia, the last thing countries want is to have to choose between China and the United States.


LinkedIn Faces Setback in China as It Runs Afoul of New Rules

The careers and networking service will no longer accept job ads from individuals in China, as Beijing cracks down on abusive pyramid schemes.


Young people with disabilities more likely to be arrested

(Reuters Health) - More than half of blacks in the U.S. with disabilities will be arrested by the time they reach their late 20s, a new study finds.

Shingles (Disease)

The New Old Age: No Excuses, People: Get the New Shingles Vaccine

Shingrix, which begins shipping this month, is far more effective than the previous shingles shot. Experts recommend it for everyone over age 50.


China Eases Limits on Foreign Stakes in Financial Firms

The move, which comes after President Trump left Beijing complaining about its trade policies, could give China’s troubled financial system a needed shake-up.

United States Politics and Government

Pete Souza Photographed the Obama Presidency. Now He Helps People Remember It.

Mr. Souza’s photo retrospectives, often laced with tongue-in-cheek captions and commentary, began during President Trump’s first week in the White House.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and Ryan Versus the Little People

Call it the Leona Helmsley Tax Act of 2017.


U.S. says 601,462 people signed up for Obamacare plans in week one

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 600,000 people, including 137,322 new consumers, signed up for Obamacare individual insurance plans for next year in the 39 states that use the federal website during the first week of enrollment, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Despite Trump’s Pleas, China’s Online Opioid Bazaar Is Booming

China’s sprawling chemical industry is weakly regulated and riddled with illicit activity. Ending its role in the U.S. drug epidemic will be difficult.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017)

After Massacre, a Small Texas Cemetery Strains to Bury So Many Dead

The cemetery in the small Texas town where 26 were killed in a church shooting will see more funerals in the coming days than it does in a typical year.


Goldman promotes 509 people to managing director

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Wednesday promoted 509 people to managing director, the bank's second-highest rank behind partner.

How people feel about Trump's America, in charts

Last year, President Donald Trump's victory defied conventional wisdom and brought to a close a campaign that pitted the two most unpopular presidential candidates in the history of modern polling against one another.

Twitter just doubled its character limit and people are not happy


From the archive: Reuters reports big changes as Bolsheviks triumph

LONDON (Reuters) - "The day has brought certain changes" read a Reuters report from the then-Russian capital Petrograd, 100 years ago on Tuesday.

What young people care about on election day


Reuters reports big changes as Bolsheviks triumph

LONDON (Reuters) - "The day has brought certain changes" read a Reuters report from the then-Russian capital Petrograd, 100 years ago on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Bill Ackman says ADP misleading people on vote count‍​- CNBC

* Bill Ackman on CNBC says ADP misleading people on vote count‍​


China’s Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

China is gleaning know-how from foreign firms, willing or otherwise, to build the industries of the future, in an effort that worries companies and Washington.

Income Tax

Republicans Propose Last-Minute Changes to Tax Bill

The changes, which came as lawmakers in the House began officially debating the bill, would tighten rules on the earned-income tax credit and seek to close the carried-interest loophole.


BRIEF-Time Inc says PeopleTV will stream real-time programming on Twitter

* Says ‍co's PeopleTV will expand its live content and distribution by streaming select real-time programming on Twitter starting November 20​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Trump tweets 'May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs'

Multiple people shot at church in Sutherland Springs

The FBI and police are on scene of a church shooting in Texas. CNN's Kaylee Hartung reports.

Comedy and Humor

On Comedy: The Most Riveting Host in Late Night (and the Most Overlooked)

Conan O’Brien doesn’t draw much in the way of ratings or buzz, but he is taking artistic risks that make for truly compelling comedy.

National Anthems

Jail Time for Disrespecting China’s Anthem Jumps From 15 Days to 3 Years

China’s latest efforts to instill reverence for its national anthem may be met with vigorous protest in Hong Kong.

Global Warming

News Analysis: A Climate Science Report That Changes Minds? Don’t Bet on It

Opinions on climate change largely follow partisan lines and a dire new report is unlikely to reset the political debate.

Defense and Military Forces

Once Formidable, Taiwan’s Military Now Overshadowed by China’s

Beijing’s rapid modernization of its armed forces — and uncertainty over America’s commitment — has tilted the military balance against the island.

Impersonators and Impressionists (Entertainment)

No People Like Show People: A Trump for All Ages

The conventions industry pays big bucks for impersonators. How do they solve a problem like The Donald?


Facebook pressured to notify people who saw Russian posts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc received several tongue-lashings during U.S. congressional hearings this week, but the world's largest social network also got an assignment: Figure out how to notify tens of millions of Americans who might have been fed Russian propaganda.

What the tax changes will mean for you

The House Republican's tax reform bill consolidates seven federal income tax brackets into four. CNNMoney's Christine Romans breaks down the numbers.


Your Money: Why It’s Too Soon to Predict What the Tax Changes Will Mean for You

Your workplace retirement savings account lives, for now. So does a pretty big mortgage interest deduction. But plenty will change in the coming weeks.

Foster the People talks 'Pumped Up Kicks' and gun violence

When Foster the People's anti-gun violence anthem, "Pumped Up Kicks," was released in 2010, it quickly went viral. But not everyone immediately noticed the cautionary tale about gun violence that lead singer Mark Foster relates in the lyrics:

Coding school wants to stop people from joining ISIS

What's in the House tax bill for people


More than 180,000 people, mostly Kurds, displaced by Iraqi-Kurdish conflict

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 180,000 civilians, mostly Kurds, have been displaced by the conflict between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, humanitarian organizations said on Thursday.


Pingyao Journal: China’s Newest Film Festival Tests the Limits of Independence

The question hovers over a weeklong festival in Pingyao: Can you create and showcase independent films in a country that frowns on independence, much less dissent?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Alibaba’s Earnings Jump as China’s Online Shopping Boom Continues

The e-commerce giant posted strong results for its most recent quarter but still faces challenges that include growing outside of its core business.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary work

CNN's Anderson Cooper introduces this year's honorees. He and ABC's Kelly Ripa co-host "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," Sunday, December 17, live, at 8 p.m. ET.


North Korea dismisses report that sixth nuclear test killed many people

Seoul (Reuters) - North Korea's state media on Thursday dismissed as "misinformation" a recent media report that the North's sixth nuclear test killed many people.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited areas riven by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country to escape a brutal military crackdown.


Multiple people down in shooting at Colorado Walmart: police

(Reuters) - Multiple people were shot on Wednesday inside a Walmart store in a Denver suburb, local police said.


Multiple People Are Shot at a Colorado Walmart

A gunman opened fire at a Walmart in Thornton, Colo., on Wednesday evening, striking multiple people, the police said. It was unclear whether any had died.

Michelle Obama to young people: Never tweet (sort of)

Ten months removed from the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama took a subtle swipe at her old home's current occupant without even using his name. She didn't need to.


Leading Western Publisher Bows to Chinese Censorship

Springer Nature, one of the world’s largest academic publishers, was the latest company to acknowledge acquiescing to Chinese demands to limit free speech.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Suspect in Japan Serial-Killer Case Sought Out Suicidal People

Takahiro Shiraishi confessed to the police that he had looked on Twitter for people considering killing themselves, and had lured them to his apartment, local news outlets reported.


Saudi-led air strike kills 26 people in Yemen: medics

DUBAI (Reuters) - An air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition killed 26 people at a hotel and an adjoining market in Yemen's northern Saadah province on Wednesday, according to medics and a Reuters witness at the scene.

Hikes and Hiking

Australia Bans Climbing on Uluru, a Popular Site Sacred to Indigenous People

The giant sandstone slab, also known as Ayers Rock, is revered by the Anangu people, and its management has become a symbol of Indigenous rights.


Saudi-led air strike kills 21 people in Yemen: Reuters witness

DUBAI (Reuters) - An air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition killed 21 people at a market in Yemen's northern Saadah province on Wednesday, according to a Reuters witness at the scene.


BRIEF-Honda says changes dividend policy to aim for shareholder returns of 30 percent with dividend alone

* changes dividend policy to aim for shareholder returns of 30 percent with dividend alone, versus previous policy of combining dividend and share buybacks Further company coverage:


Singapore slaps prohibition orders on two people over 1MDB-related breaches

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday announced that it had issued prohibition orders against individuals involved in breaches related to Malaysia's scandal-tainted 1MDB fund.


Several people killed as truck drives down New York City bike path

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A pickup truck struck down multiple people on a bike path in lower Manhattan, killing several and injuring numerous others on Tuesday afternoon, before the driver was shot and taken into custody, the New York City police said.


Several people killed by vehicle on New York City bike path

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several people were killed and numerous others injured in New York City on Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle drove down a bike path that runs alongside the Hudson River in Manhattan, police said.


Xi Jinping Vows No Poverty in China by 2020. That Could Be Hard.

The president’s lofty vision clashes with the harsh reality of deteriorating rural life and disparities in education and health care.


Russia invites Syrian Kurds to people's congress: Kurdish official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia has invited the Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria to its proposed congress of Syria's rival parties in November, a senior Kurdish official said on Tuesday, as Moscow seeks to launch a new initiative to end the Syrian conflict.


Russia's Sochi to host Syrian peoples congress on Nov. 18: RIA cites source

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The first congress of Syrian peoples will be held in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on Nov. 18, the RIA news agency cited a source close to the Astana peace talks on Syria as saying on Tuesday.

How the world potty trains

Across cultures, parents tackle toilet training their little ones with an array of techniques at various ages. Here's a look at potty training tips from around the world.

Facebook estimates 126M people were served content from Russia-linked pages

Bars and Nightclubs

After 91 Years, New York Will Let Its People Boogie

On Tuesday, the City Council is set to repeal the city’s Cabaret Law, a Prohibition-era rule that made it illegal to dance in most nightspots.


Windy rainstorm whips U.S. Northeast, cutting power, trains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fierce winds and heavy rain downed trees and knocked out power across the U.S. Northeast, halting trains during the Monday morning commute and leaving neighborhoods from Boston to Washington in the dark.


BRIEF-Starcore International announces senior management changes at a plant in Mexico

* Starcore international mines ltd - ‍reports changes to its senior management at Altiplano Gold and silver processing plant in Matehuala, Mexico​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


Windy rainstorm blasts U.S. Northeast, toppling trees, halting trains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fierce winds and heavy rain downed trees and knocked out power across the U.S. Northeast, halting trains during the Monday morning commute and leaving neighborhoods from Boston to Washington in the dark.

Stelter: Fox News changes the subject

CNN's Brian Stelter says Fox News is waging a "campaign of confusion" by trying to shift the focus of the Russia investigation toward Hillary Clinton.


Turkey detains 143 people over suspected Islamic State links: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 143 people over suspected links to Islamic State in anti-terror operations in eight cities over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sunday.


Turkey detains 61 people over suspected Islamic State links : Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 61 people over suspected links to Islamic State in anti-terror operations in two cities, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sunday.

Refugees fear attack by townspeople if they leave immigration center

A confrontation is looming in Papua New Guinea (PNG) between local authorities and more than 700 men who are refusing to leave an Australian-run immigration processing center.


Bombs kill at least 17 people in Somali capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Two car bombs killed at least 17 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, two weeks after a huge truck bomb killed hundreds of civilians in the city.