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Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Hillary Lost, but the Future Is Hers

Women will follow Clinton’s lead right into the White House.


Exclusive: Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017 – data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

Vows: For Love of Country, and Each Other

Captains Daniel Hall and Vincent Franchino, both active-duty Apache helicopter pilots, are married at West Point.

Travel and Vacations

The Getaway: New Country Rankings Aim to Help Travelers Choose Safe Destinations

The State Department has classified every country from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe on a scale of 1 to 4. What does that mean for you? A primer.


‘Trump’s Racism Is a Rallying Cry for Us’: Miami Haitians See Opportunity in an Insult

The president’s disparagement of Haiti reminded some of the longstanding stigma Haitians face. Others hope the insults will increase voter turnout.


Police Bust a Chinese Mafia in the Country That Invented the Term

The crime ring was said to control movement of Chinese products in Europe out of the Tuscan city of Prato.


Mexico rejects Trump claim it world's most dangerous country

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday dismissed a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that it was the most dangerous country in the world and reiterated it would not fund the construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border.


Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEO

LOMBARD, Ill. (Reuters) - Norfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday.

Travel and Vacations

5 Places: Five Places to Go in Los Angeles

Once a quiet and relatively unknown neighborhood, Highland Park is now seeing an influx of younger residents. Cool bars, restaurants and shops have followed.

DHS to block Haitians from temporary visas

The Department of Homeland Security will stop allowing Haitians to get temporary agricultural and seasonal visas -- a move that comes amid concerns about the Trump administration's feelings toward immigrants of that country and broader restrictions on legal immigration.


Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

Edelman, Simon

He Leaked a Photo of Rick Perry Hugging a Coal Executive. Then He Lost His Job.

An Energy Department photographer says he was fired for exposing the coal industry’s influence with the Energy secretary.

Travel and Vacations

Pursuits: In Dubai, Flying With the Falcons

Away from the skyscraper-dominated megalopolis of urban Dubai, an outing aboard a hot-air balloon offers participants a bird’s-eye view of a falcon’s realm.


Deadly Siege of Venezuela Rebels Led by Former Action Hero Transfixes Country

The rebel leader, Óscar Pérez, chronicled the siege of his band’s hide-out in a series of videos uploaded onto social media.

GOP satisfaction with the country's direction at its highest since 2007

On the heels of a roaring stock market and Republicans' success in passing a tax plan, GOP satisfaction with the direction of the United States is now the highest it has been since 2007, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday.


Syrian army to end U.S. presence in the country: state TV citing FM source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army is determined to end any form of U.S. presence in the country, state television said on Monday, citing an official source in the foreign ministry.

United States Politics and Government

G.O.P. Senator Says Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations

Senator David Perdue, who attended the White House meeting, said Senator Dick Durbin’s account of President Trump’s language was a “gross misrepresentation.”

Rep. Mia Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, told CNN: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."


China urges hotels to review websites as 'country' crackdown grows

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's tourism authority has urged accommodation companies to review their websites and apps to fix what Beijing deems to be inaccurate labeling of Taiwan or other Chinese-claimed territories as countries.

Third World and Developing Countries

Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes a Country Great? Meet Haiti’s People.

I grew up using a latrine, alongside some of the most resilient, decent people I’ve ever encountered.

Trump, Haiti, London: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Donald Trump's enmity for Haiti


Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly."


Haiti 'shocked' by Trump comments, summons U.S. envoy

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti on Friday expressed shock at reports that U.S. President Donald Trump referred to the Caribbean nation as a "shithole," and summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country for an explanation.

You can't tell the story of the US without telling the story of Haiti

You can't mention Haiti's struggles without explaining its complicated relationship with the US.


Pope Francis to visit Peru as Fujimori pardon roils country

LIMA/VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis next week visits Peru, a country divided over former autocrat leader Alberto Fujimori, whose pardon from prison by the current president has reopened wounds from one of the country's darkest periods.

California Today

California Today: California Today: In Montecito, Shock Over Lost Lives and Homes

Friday: Mudslide survivors tell their stories, Gavin Newsom calls on President Trump to resign, and tenants target limits on rent control.


Four Indian Supreme Court judges slam administration of country's top court

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India said on Friday that the administration of the country's highest court was not in order and warned that democracy would not survive in the country unless the institution was preserved.


From Norway to Haiti, Trump’s Comments Stir Fresh Outrage

In a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump said the United States needed more immigrants from places like Norway and fewer from Haiti and African countries.

Candidate Trump promised to be a 'champion' of Haitian-Americans

In September 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised to be a "champion" for Haitian-Americans.


BRIEF-Wal-Mart says Sam's Club to close 63 clubs around the country


Cooper's emotional message to Haiti

Anderson Cooper reflects on his relationship with Haiti and its people on the eight year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit the country following President Trump's comment calling Haiti a "shithole" country.

Haitian-American GOP congresswoman demands an apology

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah called on President Donald Trump to apologize Thursday for his reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

United States Politics and Government

Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

President Trump demanded to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from Haiti and African countries rather than people from places like Norway.

Pop and Rock Music

How Camila Cabello Lost Some Friends and Found Her Voice

The “Havana” singer and former Fifth Harmony member opens up about her solo journey and “super awkward” split from the group.

United States Economy

The Conversation: The Very Stable Genius in the Very Stable White House

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Why you may struggle to keep off lost weight

Scientists following 16 "Biggest Loser" contestants say they know why many dieters can't keep off lost weight. Jake talks with the study's lead researcher.


Op-Ed Columnist: A Very Stable Genius-in-Chief

In series of tweets on Saturday, President Trump defended his mental fitness.


Trilobites: This Worm Evolved Self-Fertilization and Lost a Quarter of Its DNA

When a worm’s hermaphroditic females developed the ability to reproduce on their own, they may have shed a lot of genes related to male reproduction.

Travel and Vacations

52 places to go in 2018: The 52 Places Traveler: Meet the Applicants

We received over 13,000 applications for our first-of-its-kind job: a traveler who will go to each and every place on this year’s Places to Go list.


Kalla carries Sweden's golden cross-country hopes

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Few athletes will arrive in Pyeongchang bearing the same weight of expectation as Charlotte Kalla, with Sweden hoping that their two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion can stem the flow of gold to neighbors Norway.

Travel and Vacations

The Getaway: What to Expect in 2018

A look at what’s ahead, from new airport security procedures to new airline routes and rules for those so-called smart bags.


Oil stable on lower U.S. rig count, but below recent highs

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were stable on Monday, supported by a slight decline in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for new production, with crude holding just below near three-year highs reached last week.

Groups to push for boycotting Israel will be barred from entering the country

The members of 20 organizations -- including one Jewish organization -- which advocate boycotting Israel will be banned from entering the country. The full list comes from the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, a governmental department created to fight the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, known as BDS.

Obeidallah: How Trump can prove he's 'very stable'

Donald Trump is clearly agitated by accusations that he's mentally unfit to be President. In a series of Saturday morning tweets, he wrote he was, "like, very smart," a "VERY successful businessman," a "top T.V. Star" and that he won the presidency, "on my first try." He concluded that he is also "a very stable genius."

Trump defends his sanity: I'm 'a very stable genius'

President Donald Trump, coming off a week of heightened scrutiny over his mental health, sought to put the topic to rest on Saturday by declaring himself extraordinarily intelligent and undeniably right in the head.

Travel and Vacations

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Graceland, at Last

For reasons I cannot explain, some part of me needed to go there.

Analysis: Trump's 'very stable genius' tweet shows he isn't

On Saturday morning, before most people were awake, President Donald Trump was tweeting about how very, incredibly, stupendously smart he is.

Trump: I'm a 'very stable genius'

President Donald Trump slammed reports about his mental stability in a series of tweets Saturday morning, writing he's a "very stable genius."


Trump rejects author's accusations, calls self 'stable genius'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his track record showed he is "a very stable genius."


Norway's cross-country Olympic success clouded by asthma drug ethics

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Norway's cross-country skiers will arrive in Pyeongchang hoping to continue their recent dominance in a sport that doubles as a national obsession, but even at home there are questions over the ethical use of medicines by athletes.

President Trump: I'm a very stable genius

President Trump praised his own mental stability and intelligence on Twitter following a controversial book about his time in office by Michael Wolff.


Freestyle Skiing: Williams hoping for last chance at Olympics, yet heart remains in backcountry

LONDON (Reuters) - While many athletes dream of competing at successive Winter Olympics, American freestyle skier McRae Williams knows that at the age of 27, next month's Games in Pyeongchang could be his first and last shot at Olympic glory.

Refugees and Displaced Persons

Opinion: Who Loses When a Country Puts Citizenship Up for Sale?

The United Arab Emirates has undertaken a brazen plan to deal with its stateless population. It could set a dangerous precedent.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Presidential Election That America Lost

Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing With Fire” retells the story of the 1968 presidential election and sees parallels with today.

World's richest country expands


Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday, as it battles an Islamist insurgency.


Trump breaks with Bannon, says former White House aide 'lost his mind'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday as having "lost his mind" in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. in excerpts from a new book.

Trump unloads on Bannon: 'He lost his mind'

President Donald Trump excoriated his former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a statement Wednesday, claiming that Bannon "lost his mind" after being pushed out from the White House. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.


Trump breaks with Bannon, says former aide 'lost his mind'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted former White House adviser Steve Bannon as having "lost his mind" in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., in excerpts of a new book.

Bannon, Stephen K

Trump Says Bannon Has ‘Lost His Mind’ After Bannon Insults Donald Trump Jr.

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” President Trump said in a statement. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”

This country made it illegal to pay women less than men

Jake Tapper: None of this is stable behavior

CNN's Jake Tapper recaps President Trump's incendiary tweetstorm on North Korea, the media and the Department of Justice


Iran's leader says enemies have stirred unrest in country

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.


A Cuban Island That Has Played Both Paradise and Prison

The Isle of Youth — which has been both a Communist Utopian getaway and home to a brutal prison that housed Castro for a time — is a world apart, even by Cuban standards.


Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country's leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution.

Protests spread throughout the country

Anti-government protests have spread into several cities in Iran and President Trump is vocally supporting the protesters.


Op-Ed Contributor: Our Country Deserves Your Respect, Not Your Pity

Haiti’s ambassador on alleged comments from President Trump: “It is long past time for such thinking to end.”

NYC mayor to CNN: We've lost 12 people and could lose more

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio discusses the fire at an apartment building that killed at least a dozen people.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

Big Ticket: Manhattan Prices Stable in 2017, Even as Luxury Takes a Breather

Manhattan’s luxury market faced some deep price cuts in 2017, but the residential market over all remained strong and stable.

Travel and Vacations

The Getaway: Visiting Windsor Before the Royal Wedding: A Guide

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed this spring just outside London, but why wait for the crowds to descend to soak up the royal atmosphere?

Travel and Vacations

Travel Tips: How to Make the Most of a Trip to Wine Country

Wine producing regions such as Tuscany and Napa Valley already make for enjoyable vacation destinations, but with a little planning you can get even more from your trip.

Israel plans a Trump station as Trump-naming frenzy sweeps country

A planned high-speed rail station in the Old City of Jerusalem will be named after President Donald Trump, Israeli Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz told CNN.


Haiti's ex-prime minister banned from travel amid corruption probe

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian authorities said on Tuesday a former prime minister and top official have been banned from leaving the country as prosecutors lead a corruption probe in which 12 people, including government officials, have been arrested.

Travel and Vacations

Cultured Traveler: Francine Prose’s Oaxaca: An Immersion Course in Mexico’s Delights

Oaxaca has become popular during the holiday season when the temperate weather, the food and the festive spirit attract travelers from near and far.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: America Is Not Yet Lost

So far, the nation hasn’t retreated into cynicism.

Travel and Vacations

On the Road for Work and Finding Love

Some time-crunched business travelers find matchmaking services can be an efficient way to meet like-minded singles.


Swiss president wants a vote to clarify country's EU position

ZURICH (Reuters) - A referendum in Switzerland to clarify the country's relationship with the European Union would be helpful, Swiss President Doris Leuthard said on Sunday, after ties between the two sides cooled this week.

White House denies NYT report claiming Trump said Haitian immigrants 'all have AIDS'

The White House strongly pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump spoke about immigrants in a dismissive and demeaning fashion during a June meeting with top administration officials.


In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

When the food industry funds nutritionists, critics say it subverts science to preserve its market.

Books and Literature

In Search of Lost Time

The Book Review’s Egos columnist gives her top memoir picks of 2017.

Culture (Arts)

Their Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2017

Artists who died this year left behind gripping scenes, profound turns of phrase, unforgettable melodies and plenty of laughter. We pay tribute to a few of the most notable — through their own words.


BRIEF-Twitter says It Is Increasing Transparency on Country Withheld Content- Blog


Transgender recruits must be 'stable' in their new gender for 18 months, Pentagon says

The US military has issued new guidance on how transgender individuals will be admitted to the armed services in the new year.

2010: How Haitian family's life changed in US

Dady Jean's daughter came to America for treatment for a quake-related injury. They don't know how long they can stay.

Travel and Vacations

Explorer: In the California Desert: Vast Darkness, Vibrant Music, an Oasis

In Wonder Valley, the silence makes its own kind of noise. And Twentynine Palms makes its own kind of music.


BRIEF-Serinus Says Situation At Moftinu 1001 Wellsite Remains Stable​


Labor and Jobs

Op-Ed Columnist: The Workers Paradise

How Republicans can take care of their own.


Luke Bryan's 'What Makes You Country' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Luke Bryan's "What Makes You Country" album debuted in the top spot this week on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the country singer his fourth No. 1 album.

Boats and Boating

Recovering What Was Lost in the U.S. Virgin Islands, One Boat at a Time

Back-to-back hurricanes destroyed hundreds of boats that were people’s livelihoods and even homes.


Palestinian billionaire Masri released by Saudis, to leave country soon, sources close to family say

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's most influential businessman, the Palestinian billionaire Sabih al-Masri, returned to his home in Riydah after being detained by Saudi authorities and is expected to be allowed to leave the country soon, sources close to the family said on Sunday.


Bulletin Board: ‘A World of Misery Few of Us Really See’: Readers and a Bureau Chief Discuss Haiti’s Abandoned Dead

Catherine Porter, who has visited Haiti 20 times, explains how she discovered the men who collect and bury the bodies of impoverished Haitians.


NEWSMAKER-South Africa's nearly man Ramaphosa may lead country at last

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The nearly man of South African politics, Cyril Ramaphosa, is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for years.


False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.


BRIEF-Moody's Says Stable U.S. Retail Outlook In 2018, Reflective Of Higher Operating Income, Sales



Germany owes Europe a stable government, top SPD boss says

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior Social Democrat (SPD) politician said Germany needed a stable government able to play a leadership role in the European Union, in the clearest signal yet that the party would open coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.


Oil prices stable on tighter market, but rising US output looms for 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Friday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and ongoing OPEC-led production cuts supported prices, while rising output from the United States kept crude from rising further.


Oil stable on tighter market, but rising US output looms for 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Friday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and the ongoing OPEC-led production cuts supported prices, while rising output from the United States kept crude from rising further.

Travel and Vacations

13 of Our Favorite Travel Reads From 2017

From a meditation on the Caribbean’s future after the hurricanes to an exploration of the haunted side of Bangkok, here are some of our favorite Travel articles from the past year.

Travel and Vacations

How to Be a Better Traveler: Tips From 2017

This year, the Travel section covered a variety of topics to help you save time, money and your sanity while on the road.


It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.


I Wanted to Backcountry Ski in Vermont. So I Helped Clear the Trails.

Brandon Gap, managed by the Forest Service, is a beautiful place to glide. But maintaining it requires some hard work — and that’s a good thing.

Travel and Vacations

Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect

A man convicted of child sex offenses was turned away from Sydney Airport on Wednesday as Australia’s “world first” sex tourism law came into effect.

Jones: We have shown the country we can unify

Doug Jones addresses his supporters after defeating Republican Judge Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election.

Dad who lost gay daughter protests Moore rally

Alabama farmer Nathan Mathis speaks about his gay daughter's suicide and his opposition to Roy Moore's candidacy for Alabama's open senate seat.


UPDATE 4-Oil prices stable as OPEC cuts countered by rising US drilling

* Output rise undermines OPEC-led efforts to tighten market (Recasts, updates prices)

Prayers and Prayer Books

Lost in Translation? Pope Ponders an Update to Lord’s Prayer

“Lead us not into temptation” is not quite right, Francis said. “Do not let us fall into temptation” might be more precise.


Libyan mayors meet for more leverage to tackle country's meltdown

TUNIS (Reuters) - More than 90 mayors from across Libya's political divides are meeting for the first time in an effort to shore up their role in tackling conflict-linked crises and promote themselves as a unifying movement.


In the Arab World, the Rallying Cry of Jerusalem May Have Lost Its Force

The U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital deals a blow to an aspiration of the Arab world. But for many Arab leaders, the issue has been displaced by other priorities.

Country Music

Album Review: For Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, You Can’t Teach an Old Country Bro New Tricks

New albums from the two singers are at odds over whether country is in the lyrics or the sounds.

Couple aims to wed in every country with same-sex marriage

They've been married four times -- to each other.


Feature: From Farm to Farm With the King of ‘Bro-Country’

Luke Bryan has been testing the sonic limits of country music for a decade. Just how much novelty can the genre take?

Sen. Jeff Flake writes a check to Democrat opposing Roy Moore with the message, 'Country over Party'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who's been adamantly opposed to Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, posted a photo Tuesday of a check with his signature on it that was addressed to Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones.

Travel and Vacations

In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

The U.N. says the country is now stable, and tourism is growing. But the former vacation paradise still has a faded beauty.

Foreign policy analyst: Trump making me feel like a foreigner in my own country

Author and foreign policy analyst Max Boot feels President Donald Trump is making him feel like a "foreigner" in his own country.


Families of lost Argentina submarine crew decry government response

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Dozens of relatives of the 44 crew members of an Argentine submarine that went missing on November 15 marched from a naval base on Sunday, demanding to know what happened and criticizing the government's response to the tragedy.


Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern Deir al-Zor countryside from IS

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and their Arab allies fully captured the eastern Deir al-Zor countryside from Islamic State, with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia, the Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday.


UPDATE 1-China's Xi says country will not close door to global internet

WUZHEN, China Dec 3 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday the country will not close its door to the global internet, but that cyber sovereignty is key in its vision of internet development.


China's Xi says country will not close door to global internet

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will not close its door to the global internet, but that cyber sovereignty is key to the development of the internet.


Sanofi ends development of Clostridium difficile vaccine

(Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company Sanofi SA said on Friday that it had ended development of an experimental vaccine for Clostridium difficile infection, after an early look at late-stage trial results indicated a low probability for success.

Travel and Vacations

The Getaway: Sending Out an SOS: The Rise of Travel Security Apps

Safety apps aim to offer assurance on the road.

Travel and Vacations

New Seven Wonders in 360: Chichén Itzá

An ancient Maya city that eventually became part of the Maya-Toltec civilization.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Wanted a Bigger Tax Cut for the Rich but Lost to Ivanka

President Trump hoped to devote proceeds from repealing a health care mandate to helping the rich. Then came opposition from Ivanka Trump and Republican senators.

She lost 115 pounds while Instagram watched

Watch how Morgan Bartley's weight loss journey inspired many on Instagram.


BRIEF-‍Fitch Affirms 3 Chinese policy banks at 'A+'; outlook stable​

* ‍Fitch affirms 3 Chinese policy banks at 'A+'; outlook stable​ Source text for Eikon:

Carbon Dioxide

E.P.A. Heads to Coal Country to Hear Views on an Obama Climate Rule

The public hearing in West Virginia was a required step before undoing the Clean Power Plan. One expert said the venue “does not denote a keen interest in alternative views.”

Their incredible story got lost in all the politics

When Peter McDonald, Fleming Begaye and Thomas Begay joined the elite fraternity of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II, they had no idea what they were getting into.


U.S. repeal of carbon rule criticized in coal country

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - Health groups, environmentalists and a former coal miner criticized the Trump administration's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era rule to slash carbon emissions from power plants at a public hearing held in the heart of coal country on Tuesday.


U.S. EPA takes repeal of clean power plan to coal country

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heard testimony from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on Tuesday at a public meeting in West Virginia on the agency's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants.

Obama to meet with China's Xi on 3-country trip

Former President Barack Obama embarks Tuesday on an five-day trip to China, India and France, where he will meet with many of his former counterparts, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama's spokeswoman told CNN.


EPA takes repeal of clean power plan to coal country

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hear testimony from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on Tuesday at a public meeting in West Virginia on the EPA's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants.

Travel and Vacations

In the South and North, New (and Vital) Civil Rights Trails

African-American history is the subject of new museums, memorials and routes like the US Civil Rights Trail.

Travel and Vacations

Footsteps: Rubén Darío’s Nicaragua

Across the country where he was born more than 150 years ago, the poet who breathed new life into the Spanish language is honored and remembered.


Europe, global environment mean Germany needs stable government, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs a stable government as soon as possible in order to respond to proposals for reforming the European Union and to deal with an uncertain global environment, Chancellor Angela Merkel told a news conference on Monday.


Kremlin vows to defend Russian athletes after lost Sochi medals over doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will take steps to defend the interests of its athletes who were disqualified and stripped of their medals from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for doping, the Kremlin said on Monday.


Russia will defend athletes after Olympic medals lost over doping: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russia would take measures to defend the interests of the athletes who were disqualified and stripped of medals from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for doping.

World's most high-profile Christian taking center stage in staunchly Buddhist country

The world's most high-profile Christian is about to take center stage in a staunchly Buddhist country accused of horrifying acts of brutality against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Three Sailors Lost in Plane Crash Near Japan Are Identified

The United States Navy identified the men as Steven Combs, Matthew Chialastri and Bryan Grosso.

Travel and Vacations

Check In: In Busy Rome, a Hotel That’s an Oasis

The NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento is comfortable and calm — and close to the bustling Termini Station. But cost-cutting measures are noticeable.

Chauffeurs and Drivers

The Saga of Yoko Ono, Her Chauffeur and Lost Lennon Treasures

A trove of diaries and personal effects of the slain Beatle were stolen from Yoko Ono by her driver, the police said. The driver says otherwise.


Opinion: A Gold Rush in Salmon Country

Thanks to Trump, a mining project that threatened fish is back in play.

Travel and Vacations

Looking for the Sublime? It’s in This Swiss Valley.

A hiking trip through a glacial ravine crowded with waterfalls and enclosed by sheer cliff faces is just about as breathtaking as it sounds.

Travel and Vacations

Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Farmers’ Markets While Traveling

Some tips from the acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse. First up: arrive early.


U.S. Navy halts search for three sailors lost in Philippine Sea air crash

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy said it has called off a search for three sailors missing since a transport plane crashed in the Philippines Sea south of Japan on Wednesday enroute to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.


RPT-INSIGHT-How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.


How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON (Reuters) - On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.


INSIGHT-How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.


PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday that the recent period was a wake up call for the Lebanese with different loyalties to put their country first ahead of regional issues.


Canada data shows 10 percent of Haitian border crossers get refugee status

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada has granted refugee status to about 10 percent of the 298 Haitian border crossers whose applications have been processed this year, according to government data released on Wednesday.

If Trump can change his mind on hunting, why not on Haiti?

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.


Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return to the country after Mugabe's resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return to the country on Wednesday and should be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, a senior ruling party official said.


Haitians in U.S. malign Trump decision to send them back home

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Haitian immigrants on Tuesday decried a U.S. decision to end a program that granted 59,000 Haitians temporary visas after the 2010 earthquake, saying they would be sent back to a country that has yet to recover from that disaster and others since.


Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the program would last for another 20 months.

Man who lost nose, mouth describes vicious bear attack

The grizzly bear grabbed Lee Brooke from behind, pulled him off the ground and then rode on his back down a slope, crushing the left side of his body. It also bit off much of his face. As Brooke lay bleeding, unaware of the extent of his injuries, he could see his nose and mustache on the ground.


EU agrees to end country-specific limits for online retailers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed a plan obliging online retailers operating in the bloc to make electrical goods, concert tickets or car rental available to all EU consumers regardless of where they live.

How Janet Jackson lost 70 pounds

Janet Jackson's dance moves aren't the only thing garnering applause from fans during her "State of the World" tour.

Haiti, Charlie Rose, Net Neutrality: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

Travel and Vacations

Travel Tips: 5 Rules for a Really Good Trip With the Kids

Tips include: Let everyone pick an activity, figure out child care in advance, determine the accommodations that best suit your family.

DHS to make it easier to deport Haitians

The Trump administration has announced it will end the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti by July 2019.


Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians

A program that let 59,000 Haitians remain in the United States after a 2010 earthquake will end in July 2019.


U.S. to end protected status for Haitians in July 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will end in July 2019 a special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday.

Travel and Vacations

Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?

How a 21st century Detroit navigates the dangers of regeneration is a particularly poignant question on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit race riots.


UPDATE 1-Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.


Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.

Dear senators: Don't bankrupt our country

How traffickers exploit children in Haiti's orphanages

Diet and Nutrition

The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again

When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.


Morocco Food Stampede Leaves 15 Dead and a Country Shaken

Morocco has generally fared better than other countries in the region, but poverty is high in rural areas like the town where the stampede took place.

Country music star Mel Tillis dies

Country music legend Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning, according to a statement from his publicist. He was 85.


Mel Tillis, country music star known as 'Stutterin' Boy,' dead at 85

(Reuters) - Mel Tillis, who embraced his own speech impediment to become one of Nashville's most celebrated singer-songwriters during a six-decade career in country music, has died at age 85, his publicist said on Sunday.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.


Country music star Mel Tillis dead at age 85, publicist says

(Reuters) - Mel Tillis, a Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter who recorded more than 60 albums and penned a string of hits for Kenny Rogers, George Strait and other major artists, has died at age 85, his publicist said on Sunday.


Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".


Haitian army set to make controversial return after two decades

CAP-HAITIEN/PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president on Saturday heralded the re-establishment of the country's military after 22 years, a divisive issue in the impoverished Caribbean nation which has a history of bloody coups and political instability.

They lost their lives in the line of duty

Philadelphia police Officer Jonny Castro has painted digital portraits of dozens of police and other first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.


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Analysis: There's a massive moral vacuum in the country

When an "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald Trump making comments about how money and power allowed him to grab women in their private parts without penalty -- and he still won the White House -- we knew there would be political and cultural repercussions.

Why conservatives lost faith in mainstream media

The conservative skepticism of the media runs deep.


Oil stable as OPEC cuts counter rising U.S. supplies

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Thursday as rising U.S. crude production and inventories were countered by expectations that OPEC will extend an ongoing production cut during a meeting at the end of this month.


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Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags: Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.


Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags - Amnesty

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

Democrats concerned that Trump is too 'unstable' for nukes

Congressional lawmakers raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons during a hearing Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Dems concerned Trump too 'unstable' to be trusted with nukes

Congressional lawmakers raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons during a hearing Capitol Hill Tuesday amid bipartisan anxiety over launch process procedures and indications that the administration has considered the option of a first strike on North Korea.

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.

Murphy: We are concerned Trump is unstable


Afghans believe country headed in wrong direction, but optimism rising slightly: survey

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 60 percent of Afghans still believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, but signs of better governance and rebuilding has slightly lifted the national mood, according to a survey by the Asia Foundation.


Malaysia's CIMB says backup tapes containing banking customer data lost

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd on Monday said some magnetic tapes containing backup customer data were lost during routine operations, adding that there has been no evidence so far that any data has been compromised.

Travel and Vacations

When New York City Was a (Literal) Battlefield

With old maps in one hand and Google Maps in the other, the author Russell Shorto roams across the city’s five boroughs, searching for remnants of the American Revolution.

Tax Shelters

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paradise Papers Show How Misguided the G.O.P. Is on Taxes

We don’t need to make it easier for companies to bilk us.

Books and Literature

Get Lost in a Giant Bamboo Labyrinth

The Labirinto della Masone, in Parma, Italy, is a dream come true of the Italian publisher Franco Maria Ricci, who set out to build the largest labyrinth in the world.

He lost his son in Iraq and drew Trump's ire. Here's his Veterans Day message.

At Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, the pews are packed with people who mostly do not share a history with the man they've come to hear. They rise when he enters the sanctuary at five minutes past 7 in the evening, and before he utters a single word, they give him a standing ovation.

Travel and Vacations

Footsteps: Charlie Chaplin, at Home in Switzerland

Was it the peace and quiet? Or the lenient Swiss tax code? From 1953 until 1977, the silent film star lived on the Swiss Riviera in a house that recently opened as a museum.

This message gets lost in #MeToo movement

Tarana Burke, the founder of "Me Too", talks about why she started the movement and her regrets.

United States Politics and Government

With Obamacare Fight Lost, Conservatives Turn to Veterans’ Care

A conservative veterans group, founded and funded by the Koch brothers, is fighting to allow private health care to compete with Veterans Affairs hospitals.


Chile police block boxer Mike Tyson from entering country

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean police prevented U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering the country citing non-compliance with immigration laws and were putting him on a flight home, the Investigative Police (PDI) 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.


Chile police block U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering country

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean police prevented U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering the country citing non-compliance with immigration laws and were putting him on a flight home, the Investigative Police (PDI) said on Thursday.