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BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp ‍Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance As Provided On Oct 26, 2017​


Classical Music

Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match

Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.

Jews and Judaism

Daily Life in Jerusalem? ‘Difficult’ and ‘Intense’ for Arab and Jew

For residents of Jerusalem, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, everyday frictions can be draining on both sides of the Green Line.


Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years.


BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 11.1 Pct Passive Stake In Integra Lifesciences As Of Nov 30



BRIEF-Manulife Financial Corp Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $5 Billion



Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the "Star Wars" franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

Suicides and Suicide Attempts

Sifting Through a Life After Suicide

In a documentary, a filmmaker sorts through the items her sister left behind to try to make sense of her life, and her death.


Golf: Davidse rises from hospital bed to lead at Joburg Open

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Keenan Davidse overcame illness and a spell in hospital to card a 63 and take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the European Tour’s Joburg Open at the Randpark Golf Club on Thursday.


'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets.


Yes, she's judging you: Luvvie Ajayi on writing a bestselling life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sometimes in life, the best teachers are not elder statesmen who have been around for decades. Sometimes we can learn the most from young entrepreneurs who are creating something...


BRIEF-Edwards Lifesciences Corp Acquires Harpoon Medical



Qualcomm adds security, battery life features to phone chips

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday revealed new security and battery life features on its latest Snapdragon 845 mobile phone processor, a chip that customarily powers high-end Android-based phones from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others.

Colorado's ski rescue dogs are the real-life Paw Patrol

For avid skiers and snowboarders, it's the most wonderful time of year -- the winter ski season has officially begun. But it's not just vacationers and action sports buffs hitting mountains across the country.


While U.S. Senate pushes Alaska wildlife refuge drilling, industry looks elsewhere

(Reuters) - Even as the U.S. Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west, where industry proponents hope a coming sale of 10 million acres of land will revitalize the state's sagging crude production.


BRIEF-Focus Lightings Tech signs two purchasing contracts with Veeco Instruments (Shanghai)

* SAYS IT SIGNS TWO PURCHASING CONTRACTS WITH VEECO INSTRUMENTS (SHANGHAI) WORTH $69.7 MILLION Source text in Chinese: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

North Korean defector's life-saving surgery

CNN's Paula Newton gains exclusive access to video inside the operating room as doctors save the life of a young North Korean defector.

Classical Music

A Symphony Breathes Life Into 400 Broken School Instruments

David Lang’s “symphony for a broken orchestra” had its premiere as part of a project to fix damaged instruments from Philadelphia’s public schools.


Six-year-old skeptic tells Santa 'your life is empty'

(Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy from the Washington area has shaken up social media with an all-too-skeptical letter to Santa Claus in which he pretends to know jolly Saint Nick's life is empty and that Santa had no idea whether he had been naughty or nice.

Elections, Senate

F.B.I. ‘Destroyed’ Flynn’s Life for Lying, Trump Says, but ‘Nothing Happened’ to Clinton

President Trump did not specify what he thought Hillary Clinton lied to the F.B.I. about.


Personal Health: Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say.

Serial Murders

11-Year-Old Has Spent Her Life in Jail, a Serial Killer as a Cellmate

Meena, an Afghan girl born behind bars, has never been outside, and her convicted mother can keep her until she is 18. She is not the only child there, either.

75 days after Maria, this is life in St. Croix

As the islands' residents negotiate their daily lives, there's a gigantic line on their calendar: before Maria, and after. Almost nothing about the two is the same.


On Baseball: First Time, Lifetime: Yankees’ Aaron Boone Was Probably Born to Manage

What led the Yankees to Boone? Those who know him say: his baseball lineage, attention to detail, curiosity about all aspects of the game and ability to relate to people.

Teeth and Dentistry

Op-Ed Columnist: For the Holidays, Pull a Tooth or Save a Life

Here are ideas for gifts that will make a difference.


Review: A ‘Phantom Opera’ Dreams Between Life and Death

Pauline Oliveros’s “The Nubian Word for Flowers,” left unfinished at its composer’s death last year, had its premiere on Thursday in Brooklyn.


Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions

(Reuters Health) - Though most people suffering from chronic respiratory diseases want to discuss their preferences for end-of-life care with medical providers, they seldom do, a new review of past research suggests.

Classical Music

A Violinist as Riveting in Silence as in Sound

Janine Jansen, a star in Europe, claims one of New York’s musical prizes this season: a Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall that begins on Dec. 7.


IOC bans three more Russian athletes for life over doping

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it had banned two Russian cross-country skiers, Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko, and Russian biathlete Olga Zaytseva for life from the Olympics over Sochi 2014 doping allegations.


BRIEF-TCW Group Says Nippon Life To Acquire 24.75 Pct Stake In Co From Carlyle Group


Military Bases and Installations

Former U.S. Marine Gets Life in Prison for Okinawa Rape and Murder

Kenneth Franklin Shinzato admitted raping his victim, a 20-year-old Japanese woman, but denied that he intended to kill her.


UPDATE 1-Nippon Life to buy 25 pct of U.S. asset manager TCW from Carlyle

* Comes as Japan finance firms seek asset manager deals (Adds deal details, context on Japan finance sector deals)


Long road ahead to a new life for wounded North Korean defector

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier critically wounded when making a dash to the south last month may have cheated death, but even as his health improves, he is months if not years away from finding a normal life in South Korea, officials and other defectors say.


Japan court sentences U.S. base worker to life for rape, murder: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court sentenced a former U.S. military base worker to life in prison on Friday for the rape and murder of a woman on the southern island of Okinawa, public broadcaster NHK reported.


Nippon Life says it will buy 25 pct stake in U.S. asset manager TCW

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Japan's biggest private-sector life insurer Nippon Life Insurance Co said on Friday it will buy a 24.75 percent stake in U.S. investment company TCW Group from Carlyle.

15 gifts for the sports fan in your life


BRIEF-Replicel Life Sciences Reports Qtrly Basic And Diluted Loss Per Share $0.06 ‍​

* REPLICEL LIFE SCIENCES INC - QTRLY BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE $0.06 ‍​ Source text : ( Further company coverage:


BRIEF-Herbalife Nutrition and Tasly Holding Group to form HT Innovations LP in the U.S. as joint venture


United States Economy

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

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


Argentine court sentences 29 to life for dictatorship crimes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina sentenced 29 people, some with nicknames like "Blond Angel of Death" and "The Tiger," to life sentences on Wednesday in a trial involving some 800 cases of kidnapping, torture and murder during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.


U.S. scientists take step toward creating artificial life

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins.

Matt Lauer's life and career in photos

Photos from the life and career of television journalist Matt Lauer.

Savannah Guthrie: We are heartbroken


BRIEF-Proofpoint Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Weblife For $60 Million



IOC bans three Russian bobsledders for life over doping

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday it had banned three Russian bobsledders - Aleksandr Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin - for life over doping allegations related to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.


BRIEF-Biolife Solutions Executes Additional Long-Term Supply Agreement With Leading T Cell Therapy Customer


Computers and the Internet

Seeing the Internet in Real Life

The writer and artist Ingrid Burrington helps us identify the physical objects that make up the internet all around us everyday.

How the GOP's tax bill came back to life

In a matter of hours, the Republican tax bill -- the last hope Republican senators had of making a major legislative push this year -- went from hanging on by a thread to moving full steam ahead to the Senate floor.


‘Coco’ Was the Story of My Life: Readers Share Reactions to Pixar’s Film

“My son tells everyone that the hero, Miguel, is Latino ‘just like me.’”

Jews and Judaism

Synagogue’s Mix of Arts and Religion Helps Shape Jewish Life in Washington

One of Washington’s oldest synagogues, Sixth and I has breathed new life into the city’s rich Jewish tradition.

United States Politics and Government

Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping

Responding to accusations of serial groping, Senator Al Franken tells women and the press that he is “tremendously sorry” and vows to regain women’s trust.


Tumblr founder David Karp to step down

(Reuters) - Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp will step down after more than 10 years at the helm of the blogging service, he said on Monday.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Licentious Life and Times of Jann Wenner

In “Sticky Fingers,” the first biography of the Rolling Stone co-founder and editor, Joe Hagan holds nothing back.


IOC bans five more Russians for life over Sochi doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including two gold medalists, have been banned for life over anti-doping rule violations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.


BRIEF-Lifevantage reports $5 mln share repurchase program



Xi wants China to spruce up toilets to boost tourism, quality of life

BEIJING (Reuters) - China must keep up efforts to "revolutionize" its toilets until the task is completed, state media quoted Chinese President Xi Jinping as saying on Monday, amid efforts to boost the domestic tourist industry and improve the quality of life.


Review: Four Women, Four Lifetimes, One Camera in ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.


Kabul Journal: In Her Film About Afghan Life, the Woman Slaps Back

Roya Sadat sold her apartment, car and jewelry to make a movie that deepens the conversation on women’s rights. It’s Afghanistan’s selection for the Oscars now.

Graham: Trump throwing Moore a lifeline

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterates his call for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside, saying he doesn't know what winning would look like should Moore be elected.

Adelman, Mary

Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead

For decades, her shop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was a fixture in the lives of writers desperate to keep the words flowing.


New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co, an early mover in the electric vehicle market, will use the Los Angeles auto show next week to send a message about gasoline-fueled engines: They're not dead yet.


Not much glamor in the pro's life for Sydney leader Herbert

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Lucas Herbert outshone major winners Jordan Spieth and Jason Day with a sparkling 66 to take the lead at the Australian Open on Friday before reflecting on the less glamorous aspects of life as a golf professional.


Art Review: David Hockney’s Life in Painting: Spare, Exuberant, Full

An artistic journey through six decades of painting sums up his achievements — and leaves you wanting more.

Why Cyntoia Brown, who is spending life in prison for murder, is all over social media

This week, the case of a woman named Cyntoia Brown went viral on social media, even though she has already been in jail for more than ten years.


Unhealthy lifestyle may cause half of diverticulitis cases

(Reuters Health) - Men’s risk for a painful inflammation of colon walls may be drastically reduced if they follow an overall healthy lifestyle, a recent U.S. study suggests.

Ex-Tiger Beat editor: Fame took its toll on David Cassidy

The androgynous boy who fans adored was at first giddy about fame, but it soon became a nightmare, too much for a young person to handle on his own, writes Ann Moses.


IOC bans four Russian skeleton athletes for life over Sochi doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian skeleton athletes, including Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, have been banned for life from the Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

Bosnian Serb wartime army leader gets life for genocide


Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war and sentenced him to life in prison.

Net Neutrality, Pixar, David Cassidy: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


2018 favorite Medvedeva has broken foot, may miss GP Final

(Reuters) - Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as the favorite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month's Grand Prix Final, the Russian figure skater has said.

Deaths (Obituaries)

David Cassidy, Heartthrob and ‘Partridge Family’ Star, Dies at 67

Mr. Cassidy was beloved by fans during the 1970s and worked as a performer for decades but he struggled with his early exposure to fame.


David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

(Reuters) - David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the television show "The Partridge Family," died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.


BRIEF-David Kanen reports 6.3 pct stake in Data I/O Corp as of Nov 17 vs a stake of 10.3 pct as of Nov 2

* David Kanen reports 6.3 percent stake in Data I/O Corp as of November 17 versus a stake of 10.3 percent as of November 2 - SEC Filing Source text: ( Further company coverage:


BRIEF-L Brands director‍​ David Kollat reports open market purchase of 9,910 shares

* L Brands says director‍​ David Kollat reports open market purchase of 9,910 shares of co's common stock at average price of $50.34 per share on Nov 20 - SEC filing Source text: ( Further company coverage:


FIFA panel bans three former soccer officials for life

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.


BRIEF-David Lorber reports 5.6 pct stake in Obsidian Energy

* David Lorber reports 5.6 percent stake in Obsidian Energy Ltd as of November 8 - SEC filing


Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese "go to the afterlife quietly"

TOKYO (Reuters) - After he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he...


BRIEF-David Martin resigns as Aegion Corp CFO

* Aegion - ‍effective November 18, 2017, David A. Martin has resigned his positions as executive vice president and chief financial officer of company​


BRIEF-Rego Payment Architectures names David Knight CEO

* Rego Payment Architectures Inc announces David Knight as CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

'Wonder' is real life for these two families

Before age 10, Auggie Pullman never attended a mainstream school. He never sat in a classroom smelling of chalk and stale schoolbooks, listening to children's chatter echoing off the walks.

Moments from his life and career

David Cassidy is known as the wildly popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family." Take a look at moments from his career and life.

David Cassidy in critical condition

David Cassidy, the wildly popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family," is in critical condition with organ failure.

Mugabe, Robert

From Our Readers: ‘I Remember the Joy’: Readers Reflect on Life Under Mugabe and Hopes for the Future

We asked Zimbabweans and people who used to live there about life during President Robert G. Mugabe’s tenure, and what they hope will change.


Adidas 'would have problem' with FIFA if it has broken law: Bild am Sonntag

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Adidas, a long-standing sponsor of FIFA, "would have a problem" with the global soccer body if it was found to have broken the law by a U.S. investigation into bribery, the company's chief executive told a German paper.


Adidas 'would have problem' with FIFA if it has broken law - Bild am Sonntag

FRANKFURT, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Adidas, a long-standing sponsor of FIFA, "would have a problem" with the global soccer body if it was found to have broken the law by a U.S. investigation into bribery, the company's chief executive told a German paper.


'The Partridge Family' star and singer David Cassidy hospitalized

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer and actor David Cassidy, a 1970s teen heartthrob who starred in "The Partridge Family" television show, entered a hospital this week for treatment of liver failure, his spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Bocce (Game)

Sporting: The Secret to a Long Life Is Bocce

And lots of friends to play it with, as I discovered on the courts in Boston’s North End.

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga split

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga have split after 10 years.

'Rebel Girls' sequel celebrates more real-life female superheroes


BRIEF-Universal Security Instruments Q2 loss per share $0.07

* Universal Security Instruments reports second-quarter results


Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.


Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China's Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature -- China's state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi Jinping's private life in an unusual and glowing profile.

Life in the shadow of a killer on the loose

Michael Haynes used to take long walks with his dog through Seminole Heights, the tree-lined neighborhood in Tampa, Florida, where he has lived for the last 17 years with his wife and three children.

Newly discovered exoplanet could support life

Newly discovered exoplanet Ross 128 b is only 11 light years away.  Astronomers found it using a planet hunting instrument called HARPS at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, and say that the temperate world could potentially support life. 


Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life

Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.

Photos: Mugabe's political life and career

Fashion and Apparel

3 Designers Creating Clothes for Life — Not the Runway

Independent, understated, anonymous, even: A trio of sought-after labels specialize in the sort of thoughtful, well-made garments categorized as slow fashion.


Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader loses appeal against life sentence

CAIRO (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Badie, lost his appeal on Wednesday against a life sentence for his role in violent clashes during political turmoil in 2013, judicial sources said.


BRIEF-ENDRA Life Sciences reports Q3 loss per share $0.23

* Q3 loss per share $0.23 Source text: [] Further company coverage:

Newly discovered nearby planet could support life

You may want to get used to the name Ross 128 b. The newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest found to our solar system, only 11 light-years away. And it could support life.

GE is broken. Fixing it will be long and difficult


Canadian Pacific watching signs of life in crude by rail shipments

MONTREAL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is watching shipments of crude by rail which are now "coming alive a little bit," the company's chief marketing officer told a Toronto transportation conference on Tuesday.


A Statue Stirs to Life in Washington Square Park

A man’s unusually small size, which invited the jeers of bullies in his youth, became a key to his role as a “living statue” in Greenwich Village.


M&A fee battle pits David v Goliath

* Boutique advisers, bulge-bracket banks find uneasy peace in advisory game




Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Book)

Books of The Times: In Joe Biden’s Memoir, Private Grief and Its Effect on a Public Life

People who have lost someone will take comfort from what Biden has to say about losing his son Beau to brain cancer in “Promise Me, Dad.”

Genetics and Heredity

The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

James Clement has scoured the globe for supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache.


MOVES-RBC investor, treasury unit hires former J.P. Morgan exec David Brown

Nov 13 (Reuters) - RBC Investor & Treasury Services (I&TS), a Royal Bank of Canada unit, appointed David Brown managing director and head of global client coverage, Australia.

Sandy's Story: 7 years after Alzheimer's diagnosis, 'there's still a good life'

When he first sees me, Sandy Halperin always gives a surprised snort and then a cackle of delight. Before I know it, I'm enveloped in a bear hug, snuggled close and patted heartily on the back. If I'm lucky and Sandy remembers that he really likes me, I'll get a back scratch too, a true Halperin hug.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Secret to a Long Life? ‘It’s Good to Work a Lot’

As a teenager, Bella Pevzner fled Belarus after the Nazi invasion. She worked well into her 70s, and at 89, she is applying her dogged work ethic to her paintings.


The Neediest Cases Fund: Alcohol Derailed His Life. Now He Drives Barflies Home.

Carlos Nin lost jobs, a marriage and a home because of his drinking problem. Now sober, he works six days a week as an Uber driver, often chauffeuring intoxicated customers.

Comedy and Humor

Op-Ed Contributor: The Lose-Lose Life of the Female Comedian

In the world of comedy clubs and standup gigs, women are either treated as groupies or ignored.

Classical Music

Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival

The actor Jeremy Irons is a riveting narrator in Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony, with Leonard Slatkin conducting the New York Philharmonic.

Classical Music

Three Composers on the Necessity and Pitfalls of Political Music

David Lang, Caroline Shaw and Ted Hearne discuss their works, to be performed by the Crossing at the Institute for Advanced Study on Nov. 10 and 11.

Politics and Government

Lions of New York: David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?


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.

Real-life 'Iron Man' sets new world record

An inventor wearing a body-controlled jet engine suit flew into the record books when he reached speeds of up to 32.02 miles per hour.


Halladay family to commemorate pitcher's life with public

(Reuters) - A public service to commemorate the life of baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash, will be held on Nov. 14, his family said on Thursday.


Four Russian cross-country skiers get life bans for doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian cross-country skiers have been banned for life from the Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.

Conflicts of Interest

Op-Ed Contributor: David Boies’s Egregious Involvement With Harvey Weinstein

His legal work undermined the press, posed a conflict of interest and helped conceal abuse.


BRIEF-Jack Dorsey says Twitter verification policy system broken, needs reconsideration

* Jack Dorsey says Twitter agents following verification policy correctly, "but we realized some time ago the system is broken" & needs to be reconsidered - Tweet Further company coverage:


Four Russian cross-country skiers get life ban for doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian cross-country skiers have been banned for life from the Olympics after they were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Russian cross-country federation said on Thursday.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: Diana Nyad: My Life After Sexual Assault

I’m almost 70. And I’m still not sure I’ll ever fully heal from what my coach did.


Jerry Jones Is Said to Hire David Boies to Block Roger Goodell’s Contract

The owner of the Cowboys is threatening to sue the N.F.L and several owners over efforts to extend Goodell’s contract, according to people within the league.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Brother’s Death Left Her Heartbroken. Then She Had a Heart Attack.

Sylvia Rivera, 56, felt chest pain in the hours after her younger brother died. On bed rest and unable to work, she faced eviction from her Bronx home.

How this Kentucky coal town is trying to bring its economy back to life

It's a bittersweet celebration.


David Hallberg’s Tell All (About His Own Psyche)

Mr. Hallberg, the American Ballet Theater principal and paragon of classical style, has a new memoir about life, dancing and returning from an injury.

FSU suspends Greek life after pledge dies

Florida State University has indefinitely suspended all fraternities and sororities days after the death of a fraternity pledge who had attended a party, according to a news release on the college website.


U.N., Red Cross urge Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations and Red Cross on Tuesday urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to re-open an aid lifeline to bring imported food and medicine into the country.

Modern Love

Modern Love: Dear David’s Wife, Can You Diagnose My Husband, Too?

Figuring out her husband had Asperger’s meant everything would be fine between them, right? Not so fast, says Kristen Finch.


U.N. calls for Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday to re-open an aid lifeline into Yemen, saying food and medicine imports were vital for 7 million people facing famine in a country that is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Harvey Weinstein banned for life from TV Academy

Harvey Weinstein has been banned for life from yet another Hollywood organization.

United States Politics and Government

Behind Rand Paul’s Broken Ribs: A ‘Trivial’ Dispute, Lawyer Says

Police charged the neighbor, Rene Boucher, 59, with assault after he admitted to tackling Mr. Paul while the senator was mowing his lawn.


London life laid bare in rubbish along the Thames

LONDON (Reuters) - Bones, a moldy hot water bottle, a pair of rusty pliers and a pristine pair of women’s pants are among the eclectic cast-offs Reuters photographer Stefan Wermuth has found along...

Classical Music

Chopin’s Heart, Pickled in a Jar, Offers Clues to His Death

The heart of the Polish composer, preserved for nearly 170 years, was examined by scientists who say he most likely died of tuberculosis.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Texas Gunman Led Troubled Life Before Church Shooting

Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the United States Air Force, had been jailed for domestic abuse, kicked out of the military and charged with animal cruelty.

Paul, Rand

Rand Paul Had 5 Ribs Broken in Attack, Contrary to Initial Reports

One of the Kentucky senator’s neighbors tackled him in his yard, according to a criminal complaint. It is unclear when Mr. Paul will return to work.


Senator Paul suffers five broken ribs after assault: reports

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Rand Paul's return to Washington may be delayed after he suffered five broken ribs during an assault at his Kentucky home, media reported on Sunday, citing a senior adviser to the Republican lawmaker.


Review: ‘Uncommon Sense’ Looks at Life on the Autism Spectrum

With nonverbal characters and savants, a new play demonstrates just how broad and multicolored that spectrum is.

Mars (Planet)

Life on Mars: Return to Earth

In the series finale of our 360 video series, "Life on Mars," the six crew members living in isolation for a NASA-funded research study exit their habitat in Hawaii after eight months. Follow their return from Mars-like conditions and how they adjust to everyday life.


‘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.

An inside look at life along the Korean DMZ

CNN's Brooke Baldwin gets an inside look at life along the Korean DMZ.


A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program

Now, an unusual coalition of insurers, environmentalists and fiscal conservatives is seeking major changes in the federal plan as a deadline approaches.


Lebanese PM resigns, saying his life in danger

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, citing an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

Colleges and Universities

Education Life: Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.


Lebanese prime minister resigns, saying his life in danger

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday in a televised broadcast, saying he feared a plot to target his life and criticizing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

Millennial Generation

This Life: App Time for Nap Time: The Parennials Are Here

The much-examined generation born between 1980 and 2000 are now having children of their own, and parenting very differently from their forebears.

Lifetime looks at Robert Durst, Elizabeth Smart

After dallying with some higher-quality fare, the Lifetime movie's tawdry, true-crime roots are showing with this month's premieres of "The Lost Wife of Robert Durst" and "I Am Elizabeth Smart."





Disabled Indians use apps, chat groups to find love, navigate life

MUMBAI, Nov 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disabled Indians are finding love and tips for everyday life on mobile apps and chat groups, as technology helps level the field for a community that is often stigmatised and ignored.


Apple CEO Cook breathes new life into old iPhones

(Reuters) - By delivering solid financial results that beat Wall Street's expectations for both revenues and profits on Thursday, Apple Inc's CEO Tim Cook put to rest concerns that the company's flagship device, the iPhone X, wouldn't be ready in time for the holiday shopping season.


'Murder on the Orient Express' breathes new cinematic life into Agatha Christie

LONDON (Reuters) - Agatha Christie, the author dubbed the 'Queen of Crime,' is returning to the big screen after a decades-long absence with an adaptation of "Murder on the Orient Express," directed by Kenneth Brannagh.


BRIEF-Halliburton executive chairman David​ Lesar sells 50,000 shares of co's common stock

* Halliburton Co executive chairman David​ Lesar reports open market sale of 50,000 shares of co's common stock on Nov 1 - SEC filing Source text: ( Further company coverage:


At long last, ground broken for Eisenhower memorial in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Construction of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial kicked off symbolically on Thursday after years of opposition to the late U.S. president's $150 million monument by critics who balked at its cost and size.

Juska, Jane

Jane Juska, 84, Who Drew Notice Writing of Late-Life Sex, Dies

“Before I turn 67,” she wrote in a personal ad, “I would like a lot of sex with a man I like.” Her encounters were the basis of a well-received book.

Books and Literature

American Beauties: A Chronicle of Homelessness Is Also an Offbeat Hymn to Life

In “Travels With Lizbeth,” Lars Eighner recounts the time he spent living on the streets with his dog starting in the late 1980s.


BRIEF-Great-West Lifeco reports Q3 EPS of C$0.587

* Great-West Lifeco reports third quarter 2017 net earnings of $581 million, including losses of $175 million related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Life in limbo after ISIS' brutal rule

After months living under ISIS' brutal rule, Maha finally escaped. But WhatsApp voice messages sent to her mother reveal the uncertain future Raqqa refugees still face.

Spanish Language

Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life

In a program at the University of Texas at El Paso, students from both sides of the border write and speak in English, Spanish and Spanglish.

Manhattan, NY, Attack (October, 2017)

Finding a Rootless Life in U.S., Sayfullo Saipov Turned to Radicalism

The man charged in the Manhattan truck attack won the immigration lottery when he came to the United States in 2010. But a life of disappointments awakened “monsters inside.”


MetLife operating income falls, authorizes $2 billion buyback

(Reuters) - MetLife Inc reported a 13.8 percent fall in quarterly operating income on Wednesday, hurt by a charge related to the spin off of its U.S. retail business, Brighthouse Financial, and the insurer authorized a $2 billion share buyback plan.


Ackman makes new bet against Herbalife with options

(Reuters) - William Ackman said on Wednesday he has bought options to sell shares of Herbalife Ltd as a new way to bet against the nutritional supplement company he has described as a pyramid scheme.


Two Russian skiers get life bans over Sochi Games doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia's cross country gold medalist Alexander Legkov and compatriot Evgeniy Belov were banned from the Olympics for life on Wednesday over doping at the Sochi 2014 winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said.


Ackman exits years-long Herbalife short bet, turns to options

(Reuters) - Activist investor William Ackman, who placed a $1 billion bet in 2012 that Herbalife Ltd's stock price would tumble to zero, said on Wednesday his firm has capped losses by recently closing out its short position in the nutrition and supplements company.


Two Russian athletes banned for life over Sochi 2014 Games doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia's cross country gold medalist Alexander Legkov and fellow countryman Evgeniy Belov were banned for life from the Olympics on Wednesday over doping at the Sochi 2014 winter Games, the International Olympic Committee said.


Investor Ackman exits years-long Herbalife short bet to cap losses

(Reuters) - Activist investor William Ackman, who placed a $1 billion bet in 2012 that Herbalife Ltd's stock price would tumble to zero, said on Wednesday his firm has capped losses by closing out...


Ackman says his fund has restructured Herbalife position

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman, who has been betting for five years that Herbalife Ltd's stock price would tumble to zero, said on Wednesday that his firm recently restructured its...


UPDATE 1-Ackman says his fund has restructured Herbalife position

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman, who has been betting for five years that Herbalife Ltd's stock price would tumble to zero, said on Wednesday that his firm recently restructured its position in the nutrition and supplements maker.


Prudential's U.S. life business enters private wealth market

(Reuters) - Prudential Plc's U.S. life insurance business Jackson has set up a private wealth and trust arm to manage the investments and finances of very wealthy clients.


First jobs: How to prepare for a life of giving away money

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From multiple hurricanes to earthquakes, wildfires and refugee crises, it seems there was a new humanitarian crisis at every turn in 2017.


Ackman says his firm restructured Herbalife position: CNBC

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman, who has been betting for five years that Herbalife's stock price would tumble to zero, said on Wednesday that his firm recently restructured its...


New blood bring life to weary Warriors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With each passing trip to the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors add to the championship miles that threaten to stall their run.

Classical Music

Hear 9 New Psalm Settings for Challenging Times

Listen to pieces written by Nico Muhly, David Lang and more for the Psalms Experience, which runs through Nov. 11 at Lincoln Center.


BRIEF-Cryolife reports third quarter 2017 results

* Q3 earnings per share view $0.09 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S


Actor Kevin Spacey declares he lives life as a gay man

(Reuters) - After years of refusing to address rumors about his sexuality, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey said on Sunday he has chosen to live his life as a gay man.


Review: All Life’s a Swirling Proscenium in ‘The Red Shoes’

The staging is the star in Matthew Bourne’s pass-the-popcorn adaptation of the movie.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: Faith Moors 2 Victims of Hurricane Sandy in Life’s Storms

After years of disarray in the wake of the 2012 hurricane, a retired Orthodox Jewish couple find calm in a new home, aided by their unflinching faith in God.


Turkish ex-coastguard commander, 24 others jailed for life in coup trial

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Friday sentenced 25 people, including a former coastguard commander, to life in prison for trying to overthrow the government during a failed coup last year, state news agency Anadolu reported.


Wider image: Life after death for the 'Love Bug' in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At Kinfe Abera's garage in Addis Ababa, cranky, 50-year-old Volkswagen Beetles enjoy a kind of life after death; their parts are never discarded but re-used to keep the city's...


LifePoint Health slashes forecast; shares fall

(Reuters) - Fewer patient admissions and lower margins from recently acquired hospitals weighed on hospital operator LifePoint Health Inc as it slashed its annual revenue and profit forecasts, sending its shares down more than 10 percent.

Classical Music

Review: If You See One Opera This Year, Make It ‘The Exterminating Angel’

The composer Thomas Adès’s audacious new opera based on Luis Buñuel’s surreal 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera.


David Harbour of ‘Stranger Things’ Never Wants to Play the Dad

Here he also talks about manliness, body image and setting boundaries with his hormonal co-stars on “Stranger Things.”


LifePoint Health misses earnings estimates, slashes forecast

(Reuters) - U.S. hospital operator LifePoint Health Inc reported profit below analysts' expectations for the third quarter and cut its annual forecast for earnings and revenue, hurt by fewer patient admissions.

The Kennedy conspiracy theorists just got a new lease on life -- for six months at least


BRIEF-Empire Life reports Q3 diluted earnings per share $39.67

* Empire Life Insurance Co - qtrly ‍earnings per share basic and diluted $39.67​


Spooked by Real Life? Bring On the Halloween Frights

A writer put himself through four haunted houses and theater experiences to see if he could hack it. Here is his (haunted) story.


BRIEF-Ascena Retail - CEO david jaffe's 2017 total compensation was $6.7 mln versus $4.6 mln in 2016

* Ascena Retail Group Inc - CEO David Jaffe's 2017 total compensation was $6.7 million versus $4.6 million in 2016 – SEC filing‍​ Source text ( Further company coverage: (

'Sniper' photos capture everyday life in North Korea

Taking photos of everyday North Korea is often considered a risky endeavor, if not tantamount to espionage. But for British filmmaker Matt Hulse, all it required was a cheap Chinese phone, a clip-on lens and a room with a view.


Depression tied to shorter lifespan

(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from depression may not live as long as individuals who don’t experience this mental health disorder, a Canadian study suggests.

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner sold more than 65 million albums

New Orleans musician Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. has died at 89. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.


Troops and strays, the only signs of life in ruined Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - With vehicles crushed and overturned and buildings reduced to skeletons of mangled steel and rubble, the Philippine city of Marawi resembles the aftermath of a war that lasted years, rather than months.

A teen's life cut short amid Venezuela crisis


Life (and Death and Dance) Lessons From ‘The Red Shoes’

Ballet is religion in Powell and Pressburger’s 1948 movie. Dancers, 19 to 80, talk about what the movie and its intensity has meant to them.


BRIEF-Texas Instruments reports Q3 earnings per share $1.26

* Q3 earnings per share view $1.12 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S


Note with Einstein's theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote his take on life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist's formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday, a Jerusalem auction house said.

Llivia (Spain)

Llivia Journal: This Catalan Town Has Already Broken From Spain, Physically at Least

Llivia, a five-square-mile town, is a geographic and historical anomaly that has existed for more than 350 years as a Spanish enclave inside France.


Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met’s New Opera

Tiny violins, a spooky ondes Martenot and a slamming door come to the pit for Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on Luis Buñuel’s film.


Hot tub birth tied to life-threatening infection for baby

(Reuters Health) - A newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water.

Traffic Accidents and Safety

Personal Health: Buckle Up a Helmet to Save a Life

Head injuries account for three-fourths of the nearly 700-plus bicycle deaths that occur each year.