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Season's micro-greetings: Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

(Reuters) - British scientists have created what they believe is the world's smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp.


Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta before Christmas, killing nine

QUETTA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.


Twin suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said.

Alec Baldwin's Trump trims the tree with 'losers' on 'SNL'

"Saturday Night Live" spoofed a festive White House with Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump decorating the Christmas "tree of shame" with "haters and losers" from 2017.

'SNL' has special White House Christmas message


Trump defends tax plan as 'great Christmas gifts' to middle class

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favors the rich, saying it will be "one of the great Christmas gifts" for the middle class with just days to go before Congress votes.

Trump: Tax bill is a great Christmas gift

President Donald Trump praises the GOP tax bill before departing for Camp David, saying it will mostly benefit middle-class Americans.


Nazareth Christmas celebrations will be held as normal: mayor

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Nazareth, the Israeli Arab city where Jesus is thought to have been raised, will celebrate Christmas as usual, its mayor said, denying the festivities would be curtailed in protest at the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Christmas Trees

1,000 Miles, Four Families, One Christmas Tree

A balsam fir tree’s journey from a farm in Nova Scotia to a living room in Ridgewood, Queens, reveals the hard work necessary to deliver holiday cheer.


Opinion: Have a Very Merry War on Christmas

America has a new religion: Fox evangelicalism.


Security tight as Germany marks anniversary of Christmas market attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has tightened security at Christmas markets across the country a year after a deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel under fire from victims' relatives for her handling of the case.


City Kitchen: A Different Kind of Christmas Dinner: Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry

Spicy sizzled shrimp are an impressive, festive dish from a different Christmas tradition.

First night for 'The Last Jedi' trails just 1 film

Does Christmas music make you a Grinch?

Does Christmas music put you in the spirit of giving or turn your heart two sizes too small?

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Allegations of F.B.I. Bias Are Overblown

An F.B.I. agent criticized President Trump during the 2016 campaign, and now conservatives are saying the agency is biased. Mr. Noah isn’t convinced.

Late night pokes fun at net neutrality vote

Comedians Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel react to the FCC repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections.

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Review: Finding Serenity in a Tempest-Tossed ‘Twelfth Night’

Fiasco Theater’s agreeable production of a much-performed play finds the clarity in a comedy of confusion.

'Sunday Night Football' takes a big hit


Tony Manero Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but Disco Does, for One Night Only

The anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever,” celebrated at the original disco where the movie was filmed, underscores how much Brooklyn has changed.


Oasis star Liam Gallagher lends voice to Christmas climate change campaign

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher has lent his distinctive voice to a Christmas-themed video produced by an activist group highlighting climate change.


Record number of Americans to travel during Christmas holiday: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.


Red-suited frontman for Finland's Santa village calls for Christmas love

ROVANIEMI, Finland (Reuters) - A red-suited frontman for Santa Claus village in Lapland has asked people to "share the compassion and the love of Christmas" this year.


Austria's Kurz optimistic on coalition deal with far right by Christmas

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said on Thursday that coalition talks with the far-right Freedom Party were in the "home straight" and a deal on forming a government should be reached by next week.

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Roy Moore’s Loss Belongs to His Accusers

“Their bravery changed the world,” Ms. Bee said of the women who came forward against Mr. Moore.


Accused N.Y. bomber's family says attack 'our worst nightmare'

DHAKA (Reuters) - Zulifikar Haider hoped his daughter would live the American dream when she married a fellow Bangladeshi living in the United States, but that dream turned into a nightmare when the family saw pictures of her husband wounded after allegedly trying to set off a bomb in a crowded New York commuter hub.


Swiss church bells ring out after dark as court upholds nighttime chiming

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss church can let its bells ring out in celebration after the country's highest court overturned a restriction on its peeling chimes demanded by a local couple.

Airplane draws one-of-a-kind Christmas tree in the sky

An Airbus plane out of Hamburg, Germany, took a particularly festive flight on Wednesday, mapping out an intricate Christmas tree over the country that could be clearly seen on flight radar sites.


Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with UK royals

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle, will join Queen Elizabeth and other senior Windsors for their family Christmas celebrations in what commentators said was a break with royal protocol.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Roy Moore’s Horse Ride Draws Late-Night Ridicule

Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts made fun of the losing Alabama Senate candidate for riding a horse to the polls.

United States Politics and Government

Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporters on Election Night

Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.


British princes join Jedi knights at 'Star Wars' premiere in London

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Britain's Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film "Star Wars: The LastPIC


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Fury says 'nightmare' over after UKAD clears him to return to ring

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he was glad the "nightmare" was behind him as he was cleared to resume his boxing career after agreeing a two-year backdated ban for an anti-doping violation on Tuesday.

If Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore tonight, he'll achieve something that hasn't been done in more than a decade

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Taunts the ‘Failed’ New York Bomber

“The worst you did is make the subways run late — and the M.T.A. does that just fine without your help,” the “Late Show” host said.


Indonesia detains 18 in pre-emptive bid to boost Christmas security

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained 18 people with links to militant groups in a bid to cut the risk of attacks during Christmas and the New Year in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, police said on Monday.


Berlin police say bags of bullets found near Christmas market not linked to terrorism

BERLIN (Reuters) - There is no reason to suspect that two bags of bullets found near a Christmas market and mosque in western Berlin have anything to do with terrorism and the find was related neither to the market nor to the mosque, police said on Sunday.

South gets several inches of rare, pre-Christmas snow

The South got a early taste of winter before other regions this year, but the Northeast won't have to wait for too long.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Speaks Tonight in Florida, but Alabama Voters Will Be Listening

President Trump is holding a campaign-style rally in the Florida Panhandle Friday night. But his real audience is likely to be in neighboring Alabama.

See Christmas lights cause house fire

A family in Columbia, Tennessee said a single strand of Christmas lights led to their house catching fire. HLN's Robin Meade has the story.


High prices for haute cuisine in France this Christmas

RUNGIS, France (Reuters) - If you're holidaying in France this festive season, you'll have to pay more for delicacies like foie gras and snails after a turbulent year for agricultural production that...

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says a Republican Al Franken Would Still Have a Job

Mr. Noah and other hosts tackled Mr. Franken’s resignation and Roy Moore’s Senate campaign.

Sexual Harassment

Al Franken: From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Congress

Mr. Franken was a star on the sketch comedy show and then a talk-radio host before running for political office.


Bosnian suspected of plotting Christmas market attack in Austria's Graz

VIENNA (Reuters) - A 25-year-old Bosnian man has been arrested in the Austrian city of Graz on suspicion of planning an attack on its Christmas market, police said on Thursday.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Slams Donald Trump for Jerusalem Decision

Mr. Noah compared recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to moving into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment building. “It’s not technically illegal,” he said — but it’s a bad idea.


Can’t Find Any Fingerlings? Bots Snap Up Popular Christmas Toys for Resale

Hot toys like the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse quickly sold out online this year, then appeared on eBay and Amazon at inflated prices.

The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

'Knightfall,' 'Happy!' ratchet up gore, not quality

Basic cable often wants to prove that it can compete with premium channels. Two new examples, though, "Knightfall" and "Happy!," seem to confuse ratcheting up the ante on violence with delivering what will be perceived as a program worth paying for.

News and News Media

On the Night News Desk When Trump’s Tweeting Starts

Lara Jakes, recent night editor for our Washington bureau, and Steve Kenny, night editor in New York, discuss how Year 1 of the Trump era has affected their jobs and their sleep.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says Russia Meddled in the Olympics — and the Election

Mr. Meyers and other late-night hosts took on the news that Russia had been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Games because of doping.


Review: Real Russians and Fake News in ‘Describe the Night’

Rajiv Joseph’s new play jams 90 years of lies, fantasies, propaganda and conspiracy into just under three hours. Also: the worst soup ever.


Galectin slumps after NASH drug misses main goal of mid-stage trial

(Reuters) - Galectin Therapeutics Inc said its drug for the complex progressive fatty liver disease NASH led to some clinically meaningful results in patients with cirrhosis, but failed to achieve the main goal of a mid-stage trial, sending its shares plunging 48 percent on Tuesday.


Trilobites: To See the Best Christmas Trees, You’ll Need Scuba Gear

Known as Christmas tree worms, these sea creatures’ bright fir-like cones can be spotted while diving around reefs in tropical waters.


Galectin says NASH drug misses main goal of midstage trial

(Reuters) - Galectin Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its experimental drug for the complex progressive fatty liver disease NASH led to some clinically meaningful results in patients with cirrhosis, but failed to achieve the main goal of a midstage trial.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Billy Bush Says Trump Should Own Up to the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

Stephen Colbert didn’t let Mr. Bush, in his first televised interview since the infamous tape became public, get away with an easy self-exoneration.


UPDATE 1-Amazon Australia goes live in time to ruin rivals' Christmas

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After violent night, Honduran tally favors president in disputed vote

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A preliminary ballot count in Honduras' disputed presidential race pointed on Monday to a win for incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, but authorities held back from declaring a winner following deadly protests and claims of fraud by opponents.


Amazon Australia goes live in time to ruin rivals' Christmas

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Inc's Australian arm said it would start taking orders on Tuesday, ending speculation about the timing of its launch in the world's No. 12 economy and likely dashing hopes of a holiday boost for struggling brick-and-mortar rivals.

'SNL' takes on Flynn's guilty plea in 'A Christmas Carol'

Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" as Donald Trump -- along with some unwelcome ghosts from the President's past in the show's own rendition of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."


‘Saturday Night Live’ Jabs at Trump, Michael Flynn and Matt Lauer

“Saturday Night Live” returned after a one-week absence and addressed a very busy news week.


German police secure nail-filled package found near Christmas market

POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) - German police on Friday secured a device full of wires and nails found near an outdoor Christmas market in the city of Potsdam, but could not establish whether it had contained explosives.

8 best places to see Christmas lights in the US

Christmas in the USA is a combination of traditions from around the world.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel, Defending Christianity, Offers to Fight Roy Moore

Mr. Kimmel lashed out at Mr. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of sexual misconduct, after the two tangled on Twitter.


Why You’ll Probably Pay More for Your Christmas Tree This Year

Tree sellers warn that market forces tied to the recession are driving up the price of trees and, in some places, making them scarce.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Is Appalled by the Allegations Against Matt Lauer

Mr. Colbert said it sounded like Mr. Lauer had given a female colleague a sex toy, and then decided to “mansplain” how to use it.

Fallon, Colbert and rest of late night mock Lauer

Obama joins Kimmel during charity late-night special

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed "currently unemployed" former President Barack Obama to his fund-raising special on Tuesday night.


Holiday Hits, Christmas Comebacks and Some Jingle Bell Schlock

Notable new seasonal releases from a wide variety of artists, including Gwen Stefani, Sia, Herb Alpert and Liz McComb. And some golden-oldie reissues.


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.

Defector's family returned to North Korea after being caught in China

Chinese authorities have sent the wife of a North Korean defector back to the hermit state, despite an emotional plea from her husband to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Sanders, Bernard

Best of Late Night: Bernie Sanders Is Nominated for a Grammy, and Late Night Takes the Bait

Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers made jokes about Senator Bernie Sanders’s surprise nomination for a Grammy.

Senators to face off tonight in CNN tax debate

Fallon, Jimmy

A Sharp Decline for Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

The latest ratings show that viewers are tuning out NBC’s fun-and-games approach and flocking to the politically engaged Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah’s Plan to Thwart the Republican Tax Bill

Mr. Noah said that President Trump might be less likely to support a bill that benefits the rich if he were reminded that former President Barack Obama is among them.


Germany's Christmas markets open under tight security a year after attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Christmas markets opened on Monday at the start of the holiday season, with security staff on hand and concrete barriers to protect shoppers, nearly a year after an Islamist militant killed 12 people by driving a truck into crowds.

Hotels and Travel Lodgings

Final Nights at the Trump SoHo Before Trump Checks Out

At the hotel, which has struggled financially and will soon excise the Trump name, some guests loved the brand, while others were there for the discounted rooms.

Say goodnight to starry nights

Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found.

Mariah Carey on her Christmas music legacy

The singing legend talks to CNN about the enduring popularity of "All I Want For Christmas" as the classic holiday tune is adapted into a new animated film.

Beale, Edith Bouvier

G’night Forever, Little Edie! Grey Gardens Is Empty at Last.

“No extra charge for the cat pee!” said an organizer. But, yes, pricing was a challenge: How to put a monetary value on provenance this rich?

Rose, Charlie

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says Charlie Rose Should ‘Put on His Pants and Leave’

As sexual assault allegations continue to pour in against famous men, the late-night hosts have begun to address them with regularity.

6 held in suspected German Christmas market terror plot

A possible terror plot on a Christmas market in Germany was uncovered Tuesday after six Syrian nationals were detained in raids by police, a German intelligence official told CNN.


Editorial: Who to Blame for Your Subway Nightmare

Here’s a hint: You probably voted for them.

15 of the best places to have a Christmas vacation

Anyplace can string up a few lights and call it a holiday celebration. When you travel, you want more.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Attacks Trump for Feuding With U.C.L.A. Athlete’s Father

Mr. Colbert told President Trump: “I know you’re upset, but maybe now’s not the time to be implying that someone’s kid should go to jail for what their dad did.”

Boy who asked for Christmas cards dies

Jacob Thompson, 9, passed away after a battle with neuroblastoma. He had an early Christmas celebration and received over 40,000 Christmas cards from people all over the world.

Child that asked for Christmas cards dies after cancer battle

Jacob Thompson, the boy who got thousands of Christmas cards from charmed fans this fall, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

Critic’s Notebook: A Night at the Theater From Your Couch? No Apologies Needed.

Streaming services have more stage offerings than ever — from great actors in early roles to recent Broadway musicals, captured live. Plus “Hamlet” in Lithuanian.

How Trump changed late night TV

CNN's Brian Stelter shows how President Trump has become "the most mocked man in America." Watch "Late Night in the Age of Trump" on CNN.


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‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes Aim at Al Franken, an ‘S.N.L.’ Alumnus

“S.N.L.,” where Senator Al Franken became famous as a comedy writer and performer, used its “Weekend Update” segment to criticize him over recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

Jews and Judaism

Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court

The first ultra-Orthodox woman elected judge in the country got there not by breaking the rules of her community, but by observing them religiously.

Colbert, Stephen

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

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

The world's 15 best Christmas markets

Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean joylessly battling through department store crowds or trawling the Internet for bargains. Why not combine present-buying with some travel?

Tesla's semi-truck 'The Beast' rolls out tonight


Merkel, facing long night, says German coalition talks can work

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German coalition government "can work", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday ahead of a long night of negotiations at which she must forge a three-way alliance or risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Abuse Problem Is Bigger Than Roy Moore

High-profile allegations should not overshadow the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, Ms. Bee said.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Unloads on Roy Moore

Mr. Colbert highlighted reports that Mr. Moore had a reputation in the 1980s for hanging out in shopping malls, trying to chat with teenage girls.

Travel and Vacations

Overnight in Walmart Parking Lots: Silence, Solace and Refuge

Walmart’s practice of letting people populate many of its parking lots has made the retail giant’s stores a reliable destination and a place where an informal culture emerges before and after dark.

Biden, Joseph R Jr

Best of Late Night: Biden Hopes Trump’s Presidency Will Be the ‘Exception’ in U.S. History

The former vice president sharply criticized President Trump, but declined to say whether he himself would run for president in 2020.


Hollywood puts scandal aside for a night at the honorary Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Putting aside the sexual harassment scandal for a night, the stars of Hollywood came out on Saturday to celebrate the work of actor Donald Sutherland and four other filmmakers awarded honorary Oscars. 


For ‘Saturday Night Live,’ No Shortage of Targets, Including Louis C.K. and Roy Moore

The sexual misdeeds of prominent men gave “S.N.L.” plenty of topical grist. But some of the accused came in for tougher treatment than others.


Lebanese president calls on Saudi to explain why Hariri has not returned

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify why Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri could not leave the kingdom and return home.

C K, Louis

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Goes Easy on Louis C.K.

Mr. Colbert and other late-night hosts discussed the bombshell sexual-misconduct allegations against Louis C.K. only sparingly.


Malick Sidibé’s Mali: Scenes of a Rollicking Night Life

An exhibition at the Cartier Foundation in Paris shows how this renowned photographer captured the wild night life of Bamako, Mali, in the 1960s and ’70s.

Dying 9-year-old boy gets an early Christmas

A little boy with terminal cancer receives more than 40,000 Christmas cards and gifts from around the world.

Comedy and Humor

HBO Cuts Louis C.K. From ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ Special

The network’s decision came as celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell and Jason Alexander responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against the comic.



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After Night of Drinking, F.B.I. Supervisor Wakes to Find a Woman Stole His Gun

The supervisor is the subject of an internal investigation. The police report about the incident indicates that a woman stole a $6,000 Rolex and cash from his hotel room.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Is Amazed at How Fast Trump Cut Ed Gillespie Loose

Mr. Noah pointed out that Mr. Gillespie, the defeated candidate for governor of Virginia, ran on a platform that largely mirrored Mr. Trump’s.


Wounds sustained at night heal twice as slowly, scientists find

LONDON (Reuters) - Body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 percent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Calls Out Trump for Not Hiring American Workers

Mr. Colbert and Seth Meyers each took a close look at the president’s employment practices.

5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.

DNC chair: United Democrats are Trump's worst nightmare

In lite of Democrat Ralph Northam's win in Virginia, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says the Democratic Party's unity is President Trump's worst nightmare.

Tough night for Trump and GOP sends a message for 2018


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Corden, James (1978- )

Best of Late Night: James Corden Roasts Trump’s Photo Op-Laden Visit to Japan

Mr. Corden and other late-night hosts made fun of President Trump’s interactions with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe.

Late night reacts to Texas church massacre

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and James Corden spoke about the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that resulted in at least 26 deaths.


A Night in Belgrade With an Undercover Crowd Monitor: ‘Try to Act Casual’

Next Year’s World Cup will be the first with an anti-discrimination monitor at every match. A Times reporter spent an evening with one at a testy game in the Balkans to see how a tough job gets done.


UPDATE 2-Trucker Knight-Swift's 3rd-qtr profit falls on merger costs

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc , the largest full truckload carrier in North America, posted a lower quarterly profit on Monday due to costs associated with its recent merger and a growing driver shortage in the industry.

No stars in the night sky? It could happen

As the glow of light pollution from cities and towns endangers our view of the night sky, gaze up at the stars from Zion National Park in southern Utah. The park is taking steps to become an official "Dark Sky Place" in hopes of preserving its nocturnal vistas.


Bodies of Argentine men killed in New York attack returned

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The bodies of five Argentine men killed in a truck attack in New York City last week arrived at their hometown of Rosario on Monday.

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.

Fawkes, Guy

Guy Fawkes Failed. But in the U.K., He Still Has His Night.

More than 400 years after his capture ended a plot to kill the king of England, his name and face are part of the culture in Britain and worldwide.


‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin and Larry David Contribute to an Awkward Episode

Mr. Baldwin, as President Trump, took satirical potshots at Harvey Weinstein, while Mr. David joked in his monologue about picking up women at a concentration camp.


Golf: Rose charges as overnight leader Colsaerts falters in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - World number six Justin Rose continued to move smoothly through the gears at the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday, firing a joint best-of-the-day 64 to boost his chances of claiming back-to-back European Tour victories.

After organizers fix their mistake, CMAs will be a night to remember

Child with cancer wants cards for final Christmas

Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson is your average kid. His obsessions include Minecraft and Legos, and he's a huge "Star Wars" fan.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Watches Facebook’s Testimony ‘Devolve Into Anger’

On “The Daily Show,” Mr. Noah took a look at the congressional testimonies of representatives from the major social media companies.

Trump: We're giving Americans a 'giant tax cut' for Christmas

President Trump promises Christmas presents in the form of tax cuts for the American people.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Mocks Trump for Wanting Tax Bill to Be ‘The Cut Cut Cut Act’

“I will say, every time he’s on TV I have this fantasy that a director will walk in and go, ‘Cut, cut, cut!’” Mr. Meyers said.


Luxury auto brands are scrambling to avoid a blue Christmas

DETROIT (Reuters) - When financial markets surge to new records, sales of luxury cars usually rise, too. Instead, October U.S. auto sales reports on Wednesday showed that a collapse in sales of luxury sedans is accelerating.


Luxury auto brands are scrambling to avoid a Blue U.S. Christmas

DETROIT (Reuters) - When financial markets surge to new records, sales of luxury cars usually rise, too. Instead, October U.S. auto sales reports on Wednesday showed that a collapse in sales of luxury sedans is accelerating.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Colbert Slams Kelly’s Explanation of the Civil War

Responding to the chief of staff’s remarks blaming “a lack of compromise,” Stephen Colbert said, “What do you think caused World War II, a zoning issue?”


On a Night That Celebrates Horror, It Came Close

Blocks from where a truck was driven into pedestrians and cyclists, the annual Village Halloween Parade went on, its revelry tinged with determination.


Trilobites: Teaching Bats to Say ‘Move Out of My Way’ in Many Dialects

A study of fruit bats suggests that pups learn the ‘dialects’ of the bats that surround them, even if they differ from their mothers.

Late-night reacts: Colbert, Noah tackle Mueller indictments

Hosts including Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers reacted to the news that some of Trump's former campaign aides have been indicted.

Manafort, Paul J

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Can Hardly Contain His Excitement About the Indictments

“I know it’s almost Halloween,” the “Late Show” host said about the charges against Trump associates. “But it really feels more like Christmas.”


Hamilton favorite for 2018 title and knighthood

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton has been installed as the bookmakers' favorite for next year's Formula One championship, with the Mercedes driver also a 4/1 shot to be knighted in Britain's New Year's honors list.


Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to Masoud Barzani, the outgoing Kurdistan region leader, reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight hours after Barzani announced his resignation.

Student Loans

Your Money: A Student Loan Nightmare: The Teacher in the Wrong Payment Plan

After $70,000 in payments, one teacher found that he wasn’t in the public service loan forgiveness program after all. Now, he has to start over.

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Best of Late Night: James Corden Lists Things That Are More ‘Fake’ Than the Mainstream Media

Mr. Corden rejected President Trump’s assertion in a recent Fox Business interview that little “could be more fake than CBS and NBC and ABC and CNN.”


Late Thai king's remains returned to palace after night of tears

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The ashes and bones of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were returned to the palace on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day cremation ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.


Remains of late Thai king collected after night of tears and ancient funeral rites

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The cremated remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were collected on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day funeral ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.


Club 57, Late-Night Home of Basquiat and Haring, Gets a Museum-Worthy Revival

The basement club, which for five years served as the louche headquarters for the East Village 1980s art movement, time-travels to the Museum of Modern Art.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Skeptical G.O.P. Senators Gave Trump Standing Ovation

Mr. Fallon clarified the president’s boast on “The Tonight Show”: “They were mostly people getting up to leave, but still, it counts as a standing ovation.”

Late night lampoons new Amazon service

Late night talk show hosts take jabs at Amazon Key, a new delivery service that allows couriers to unlock your front door and leave your package inside your home.


Women Accuse Knight Landesman, Art World Mainstay, of Sexual Harassment

Mr. Landesman resigned as publisher of Artforum magazine after nine women said in a lawsuit that he had sexually harassed them at “the start of their careers.”


The Rockettes Own Christmas. But Spring Is a Tough Nut to Crack.

The Radio City Rockettes have owned Christmastime for more than eight decades. But they have yet to create a warm-weather franchise.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Is Not Impressed by Jeff Flake’s Trump Takedown

On “Late Night,” Mr. Meyers criticized Senator Flake of Arizona for voting to confirm certain members of the president’s cabinet.


On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Coaches Had Long Stretch of Stability. Has the Chopping Block Returned?

The league had gone 532 days without a head coach being fired when the Suns ousted Earl Watson on Sunday.

Democratic candidates turn to Alec Baldwin for some buzz

Live from Des Moines, it's Alec Baldwin!

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Defends Florida Congresswoman Attacked by John Kelly

Mr. Noah said that after a tape seemed to disprove Mr. Kelly’s account of a speech by Representative Frederica Wilson, she was owed an apology.

Comedy and Humor

David Letterman Earns Mark Twain Prize for Late-Night High Jinks

At the 20th anniversary of the award, Steve Martin, Bill Murray and other comedians celebrated Mr. Letterman, who joked, “I am now the most humorous person in the world.”


David Letterman, celebrated late-night TV host, receives U.S. humor prize

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture.

Weinstein, Harvey

Listen: Why This Actress Returned to Weinstein’s Hotel Room

Erika Rosenbaum, a Canadian actress, said that Harvey Weinstein repeatedly used the lure of work to lead her into harrowing situations over a decade ago.

Inside a month of the Hurricane Maria nightmare

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

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.”

Politics and Government

China’s Party Congress Brings Crackdown on Critics, Nightclubs and Airbnb

Extremely tight security during an important Communist Party meeting reflects President Xi Jinping’s vision of an all-powerful government.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says the Only Wall We Need Is Around Harvey Weinstein

The “Daily Show” host said of Mr. Weinstein, “This guy keeps getting worse and worse.”

'Project Runway's' Mychael Knight dies

Fashion designer and popular "Project Runway" contestant Mychael Knight has died, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN on Wednesday.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Can’t Believe Republicans Still Let Trump Speak

Mr. Noah said that the president’s most recent news conference had “derailed,” and wondered “why Republicans insist on letting Donald Trump speak.”


BRIEF-Qualcomm appoints Penny Baldwin as chief marketing officer

* Qualcomm appoints Penny Baldwin as senior vice president and chief marketing officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


NBA: Opening-night rosters feature 108 international players

(Reuters) - Opening night rosters for the NBA's 2017-18 season, which begins on Tuesday, will feature 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories, according to the league.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Kicks Off a Week of Shows in Brooklyn

Mr. Kimmel was joined by Paul Shaffer, Amy Schumer and other prominent guests on his first broadcast of the week from his hometown.


Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada's CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night.

Al Michaels apologizes for Harvey Weinstein joke during 'Sunday Night Football'

Opinion: Merry Christmas, here's your next culture war

"Saturday Night Live" typically satirizes the political events of the previous week. But this weekend, "SNL" took a shot at forecasting what Trump's next culture war will be: Demanding every store employee say "Merry Christmas" this holiday season.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Trevor Noah to Speak With The Times Tonight About Race and Identity

Mr. Noah, the host of “The Daily Show,” will discuss key issues Sunday night with John Eligon, a New York Times reporter who covers race. Watch live at 8 p.m. Eastern.


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

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

Weddings and Engagements

Vows: She Met Her Prince (for Real!) at a D.C. Nightclub

When the couple met 12 years ago, he didn’t mention his royal background. And she wasn’t necessarily looking to meet her future husband.

Trump: We're saying 'Merry Christmas'

President Trump addresses the Values Voter Summit, claiming that his administration is bringing back the phrase "Merry Christmas."


Roche's Alecensa wins EU panel's nod against mutated lung cancer

ZURICH, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche's Alecensa has been recommended for approval in Europe as a first-line treatment for mutated lung cancer, a key European Medicines Agency (ESA) experts panel said on Friday.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Can’t Believe Trump Is Talking About Pulling Troops From Puerto Rico

On “Late Night,” Mr. Meyers reminded the president that it’s been just three weeks since Hurricane Maria.

Juvenile Delinquency

Op-Ed Contributor: Texas Should Not Execute Robert Pruett Tonight

He was just 15 years old when he last saw the outside world.


Toy-telligence the smart choice for children at Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) - Tyler the Playful Tiger, who roars, purrs and moves during play is among a group of animatronic toys tipped to be the most in demand for Christmas, according to the world's oldest...

Trump hinted at rescue last night, said it's a sign world respects US again

During a speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump hinted to the Taliban's release of a US-Canadian family.


BRIEF-Alexander & Baldwin reports $50.0 mln, 4.04 pct fixed rate financing maturing 2026

* Alexander & Baldwin announces $50.0 million, 4.04 pct fixed rate financing maturing 2026


BRIEF-Alexander & Baldwin says its unit entered into rate lock commitment

* Alexander & Baldwin - ‍on Oct 10, co's unit entered into rate lock commitment to draw $50 million under its second amended and restated note purchase and private shelf agreement​ Source text : ( Further company coverage:

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Leads Late Night in Going After Harvey Weinstein

The star of “Full Frontal” didn’t appreciate what she called Mr. Weinstein’s public “apology-like statement.”

Corden, James (1978- )

Best of Late Night: James Corden Says Trump’s Feud With Senator Is Like a Playground Fight

Mr. Corden said, “Donny made fun of Little Bobby for being short. And if you’ve just tuned in, I’m not reporting things my 6-year-old saw on the playground today.”

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Leads the Late-Night Attacks on Harvey Weinstein

Hosts of the late-night talk shows broke their silence on the allegations of sexual harassment against the Hollywood producer.

Late-night TV lets loose on Weinstein

Late night TV was slammed for not addressing the the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, but on Monday night late night let loose.


'The Last Jedi' theatrical trailer debuts on Monday Night Football

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new theatrical trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted on Monday night during the halftime of an American football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.


Texas girl, 3, missing after she was sent outside at night as punishment

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 3-year-old girl in suburban Dallas is missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by telling her to stand outside by herself at night near an alley behind her home, police said on Monday.

Late-night TV slammed for overlooking Weinstein scandal

Colbert surprises 'Last Week Tonight' audience

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


On ‘The Rundown,’ Robin Thede Is Filling a Void in Late-Night Talk

With her BET series, Ms. Thede, former head writer of “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore,” will be the first black female host in the format in several years.


Jason Aldean opens 'Saturday Night Live' with tribute to Las Vegas victims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jason Aldean, who was performing on stage when a gunman fired down on a Las Vegas concert killing 58 people, made a surprise appearance on "Saturday Night Live," paying tribute to the victims of the worst-ever U.S. mass shooting with a song by the late Tom Petty.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

‘My Stomach Dropped’: Harrowing Night for Twin Brothers of the Las Vegas Police

As Sergeant Branden Clarkson helped direct officers responding to the mass shooting, he learned his brother, a detective, had been shot in the neck.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit)

Theresa May’s Nightmare Week Ends With Party Coup Attempt

Just as Brexit talks were supposed to get serious, the Conservatives have imploded. The British prime minister is dangling, with no obvious successor.

'Gurneys just kept coming': A night Vegas hospitals will never forget

A quarter-century of surgical experience couldn't steel Dr. Michael Seiff for what he encountered entering Sunrise Hospital's emergency room Sunday night.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Makes Fun of Rex Tillerson for ‘Rolling Over’ on His Criticisms of Trump

Mr. Meyers and other late-night TV hosts continued to exploit a story

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Tells Rex Tillerson: ‘Nobody Calls Our President a Moron Except Me’

“And other world leaders,” the “Late Show” host added on Wednesday. “And, ultimately, history.”


Bank of England says Brexit transition deal needed by Christmas

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Britain's banks need a watertight Brexit transition deal by Christmas to avoid a potentially disorderly shift of people and operations to the European Union, a top Bank of England official said on Wednesday.

Theresa May's nightmare speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May's attempt to relaunch her faltering premiership was badly derailed Wednesday when a keynote speech was marred by an interruption from a prankster, a prolonged coughing fit and finally the disintegration of the stage set behind her.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: The Fashion Dialectic

Thesis and antithesis at Thom Browne and Miu Miu; synthesis at Louis Vuitton.

Late night critiques Trump's towel tossing skills

Late night comedians took aim at President Trump's visit to Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Accuses President of ‘Trump-splaining’ to Puerto Ricans

President Trump told the victims of Hurricane Maria, “You really got hit, there’s no question about it.”

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Seizes on Las Vegas Shooting to Champion Gun Laws in Emotional Monologue

Mr. Kimmel was one of many late-night hosts to address the attack head-on.

Late night hosts hammer Congress over gun violence

Late-night hosts took time during their shows to address gun control and the mass shooting that happened at a country music festival in Las Vegas killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500.