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Federal Taxes (US)

Editorial: The Tax Bill That Inequality Created

The tax bill is a consequence of a fraction of the population taking control of the nation’s wealth and, with it, the nation’s political power.

United States International Relations

Editorial: Donald Trump Seems Confused About Jerusalem

The president is showing how to take a vexing problem and make it harder.

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

Kimmel, Jimmy

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

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

Late night pokes fun at net neutrality vote

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

Twelfth Night (Play)

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

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

Sexual Harassment

Editorial: Who Will Judge the Judge?

Judge Alex Kozinski has been sexually harassing his female clerks and other employees for years.

'Sunday Night Football' takes a big hit


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

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


Splits on Italian right buoy opponents as campaigning starts

ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's far-right Northern League said on Thursday he was suspending contacts with his main political ally, former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, because of a disagreement over how tough courts should be on murderers and rapists.

Bee, Samantha

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

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

United States Defense and Military Forces

Editorial: The Pentagon Is Not a Sacred Cow

As vital as military spending is, that doesn’t justify waste or robbing from other important programs.


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

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


U.S. court removes creditor hurdle to a Westinghouse bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge shot down on Wednesday a request by creditors of Westinghouse Electric Co LLC for a bigger role in the nuclear technology company's bankruptcy just days after its parent company Toshiba Corp proposed a restructuring plan.

News and News Media

Schumer Files Police Report After Fraudulent Document Emerges

A document that looks like a court filing suggests Senator Chuck Schumer harassed a staff member, but the staff member said any such claims are false.


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

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


Nigerian court drops most asset declaration charges against Senate president

(This version of the December 12th story corrects headline and paragraph one to remove references to corruption)

Colbert, Stephen

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

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

United States Politics and Government

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

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

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns

Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump and for morality in American politics.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Editorial: Fox News v. Robert Mueller

The propaganda machine has kicked into high gear, and has a single goal: convincing President Trump to fire the special counsel.


U.S. wary of Putin's declaration of military victory in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is voicing skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of a major withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria and is arguing that his declaration of victory against Islamic State was premature.


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

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


BRIEF-ESSA Pharma announces overnight marketed equity offering



UPDATE 2-France-based Miner AMR starts bauxite production in Guinea

CONAKRY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Paris-based miner AMR began production at its Guinean bauxite mine on Tuesday, aiming to produce between 6 million and 10 million tonnes a year of the aluminium ore, the company said.


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

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


UPDATE 1-Lyft starts Canada service in first international foray

TORONTO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing company Lyft Inc on Tuesday launched its service in Toronto, marking the first time it has taken its battle against the much larger Uber Technologies Inc outside of the United States.


UPDATE 1-France-based Miner AMR starts bauxite production in Guinea

CONAKRY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Paris-based miner AMR began production at its Guinean bauxite mine on Tuesday, aiming to produce between 6 and 10 million tonnes a year of the aluminium ore, the company said.


Lyft starts Canada service in first international foray

(Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc on Tuesday launched its service in Toronto, the first international market for the rival of much larger Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

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

Colbert, Stephen

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

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

Federal Taxes (US)

Editorial: Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes

Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth “models” with no basis in reality.


Editorial: New Yorkers Don’t Scare Easily

Even after a rush-hour blast, fearmongers stoking fear of carnage and mayhem find little support in a populace adept at keeping its composure.


Trump starts process of sending Americans back to moon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

News and News Media

Trump Says New York Times Is ‘Wrong!’ on His Television Habits

President Trump responded to a Times article published over the weekend that offered an inside look into a typical day.


The T Editors’ (Completely Fantasy) Gift Guide

From a custom surfboard to mink curtains, the things we’d want this year — if time, money or accessibility were no object.


China starts formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's prosecutor began on Monday formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai, once considered a contender for top leadership, who has been accused of corruption and other crimes.

Taj Mahal

Editorial: Hate Smears India’s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal

Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation’s unifying cultural treasure.

Law and Legislation

Editorial: Opening Up New York’s Public Records

Governor Cuomo has a chance to champion government transparency by signing a bill to pick up legal fees when a request is wrongly denied.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: The Looting of America’s Public Lands

Mr. Trump thinks the environment has gotten too good a deal, so he eliminated two million acres from national monuments in Utah.

United States International Relations

Editorial: Trump’s Scare Tactics on North Korea Scare Us

The Trump administration’s threats of war will not make Kim Jong-un back down.

News and News Media

CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’

The erroneous report involving Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks came at a time when the media faces public skepticism and frequent criticism from the White House.


Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organization in recent history.

United States Politics and Government

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

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


Rebels kill 14 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Rebels killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targeted troops from Tanzania was the worst in recent history.

Defense and Military Forces

Tensions Build in Jerusalem and Beyond Over Trump Declaration

Security forces braced for more demonstrations against the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

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

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

Sexual Harassment

Editorial: What Congress Can Learn from Al Franken

Will other lawmakers who abuse their power be held to the same standard?

Sexual Harassment

Al Franken: From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Congress

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


Palestinians Vent Their Anger After Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

Amid predictions of violence and calls by Hamas for a new intifada, protesters in the West Bank and Gaza clashed with Israeli forces.


BRIEF-Cel-Sci Reports Recent Data Review By The Independent Data Monitoring Committee


Noah, Trevor (1984- )

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

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

Prison Guards and Corrections Officers

Editorial: Holding Prison Guards Accountable

New York State’s corrections officers are too often protected from punishment, even for brutal attacks on prisoners.

Elections, Mayors

Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

New York City voters have made clear over the years that two terms are enough for city officials, but City Council members are considering a third.

Books and Literature

Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women

Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.


Why is there uproar over Trump's Jerusalem declaration?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that it will move its embassy to the holy city.


Frustration and fury among Arabs at Trump's Jerusalem declaration

CAIRO/AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Arabs denounced President Donald Trump's plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as a slap in the face but few thought their governments would do much in response.

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

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


UPDATE 1-Dollarama tops profit estimates as shoppers spend more

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canadian dollar-store chain Dollarama Inc topped analysts' forecasts for third-quarter profit, as it opened more stores and benefited from higher customer spending on average.

News and News Media

On the Night News Desk When Trump’s Tweeting Starts

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

Meyers, Seth

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

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


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

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

United States International Relations

Editorial: Does President Trump Want to Negotiate Middle East Peace?

Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem is almost certain to anger the Palestinians and most Arab nations.


UPDATE 2-Enbridge restarts Great Lakes Line 5 pipeline after weather conditions improve

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc said it restarted its Line 5 oil pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac in North America's Great Lakes on Tuesday after it was shut due to bad weather.

Gun Control

Editorial: Going National With Concealed Guns

Concealed-carry reciprocity is a threat to law and order.


Warnings mount over Trump's Jerusalem declaration, Turkey sees 'red line'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey threatened on Tuesday to cut diplomatic ties with Israel if U.S. President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, joining a mounting chorus of voices saying the move would unleash turmoil.

Colbert, Stephen

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

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

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Editorial: Yes, the President Can Obstruct Justice

Also: Why lie if you’ve done nothing wrong?


After violent night, Honduran tally favors president in disputed vote

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

News and News Media

Bill O’Reilly Is Sued by Woman Who Settled Over Harassment Accusations

Bill O’Reilly has said harassment allegations that led to his ouster at Fox News have no merit. One woman says that violates the conditions of their settlement.


BRIEF-AltaGas Ltd And WGL Holdings Settlement Agreement Kickstarts Natural Gas Expansion In Maryland



Editorial: Art, Freed From Guantánamo

The military seems unsettled by the attention an exhibition of prisoner art has garnered from news organizations.

Editorial: Hands Across the Water, Then a Slap in the Face

The ranting of the American president dashed the good cheer from a royal Anglo-American engagement.


MEDIA-Fox restarts talks with Disney about sale of assets - FT

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - -- Source link:


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

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

Federal Budget (US)

Editorial: Tasks for Congress: Ignore President, Keep Government Open …

Congress faces much unfinished business this month. Working around Mr. Trump would help them get it done.


A Wary Response, So Far, on Trump’s Expected Declaration on Jerusalem

Arabs and Israelis alike were impatient to see whether Mr. Trump would really declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and how he might hedge it.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: A Historic Tax Heist

In which Republican donors pick your children’s pockets.

Flynn, Michael T

Editorial: Flynn Flipped. Who’s Next?

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea raises obvious questions: What did President Trump know? And when did he know it?

Kimmel, Jimmy

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

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

News and News Media

News Analysis: When Our Trusted Storytellers Are Also the Abusers

As a national conversation about harassment moves forward, journalistic gatekeepers are under the glare, raising questions about how their behavior shaped the stories they told.

United States International Relations

Editorial: Help Wanted: Top Diplomat

President Trump undermined Rex Tillerson’s success at the State Department, but that doesn’t mean his successor will do a better job.

Pain-Relieving Drugs

Editorial: Kellyanne Conway Might as Well Be ‘Opioid Czar’

President Trump trusts Ms. Conway. Is that enough to get something done on the opioid addiction crisis?


New CEO of Brazil's Oi to adopt a conciliatory tone in creditor talks

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The new chief executive officer of Oi SA, the Brazilian carrier which is conducting Latin America´s largest ever debt restructuring, said the company will adopt a conciliatory tone in talks with creditors.


Total starts up Antwerp refinery and petrochem complex after upgrade

PARIS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - French oil and gas company Total said on Thursday that production had resumed gradually at its 338,000 barrels-per-day refinery and petrochemical platform in Antwerp, Belgium after a $1 billion upgrade.


Venezuela creditors meet with Rotshchild, Cleary in London-sources

LONDON/NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Investment bank Rothschild is participating in a Venezuelan creditors' meeting in London on Thursday to discuss how to handle the cash-strapped country's request to restructure some $60 billion in outstanding bonds, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Colbert, Stephen

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

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

News and News Media

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

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


Garcia starts well as locals dominate Australian PGA

(Reuters) - U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round.


Thai politician eyes kingmaker role as election plotting starts

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An election could be a year away in army-ruled Thailand, but Anutin Charnvirakul is already eyeing a role as a potential kingmaker with ties across the traditional political divide and to the politicized generals.


Kansai Electric, Kyushu Electric delay nuclear plant restarts for Kobe Steel checks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Two Japanese nuclear operators said on Thursday they will delay the restart of nuclear plants to check whether they have received compromised parts from Kobe Steel Ltd , which has admitted to widespread fabrication of data on products.


GSK starts big African study of injectable drug to prevent HIV

Nov 30 (Reuters) - ViiV Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline Plc's HIV unit, said on Thursday it started an African study to evaluate long-acting injectable drug for the prevention of HIV infection in sexually active women.


BRIEF-Glaxosmithkline says ViiV Healthcare starts Phase 3 HIV prevention study in women


Fallon, Colbert and rest of late night mock Lauer

News and News Media

Mediator: A Failure of the Network News Star System

What did Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and Bill O’Reilly have in common? They were encouraged to be larger-than-life characters before their sudden falls.

United States International Relations

Editorial: Is North Korea’s Nuclear Test a Sign of Hope?

With his nuclear ambitions apparently realized, Kim Jong-un may now be willing to negotiate.

Obama joins Kimmel during charity late-night special

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

Federal Taxes (US)

Editorial: The Senate is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

This is no way to handle a complex piece of legislation, and the Republicans must know it.


Brazil bankruptcy judge puts back Oi creditor meeting to Dec 19

BRASILIA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The judge handling the bankruptcy restructuring of Brazilian telecoms Grupo Oi SA decided on Wednesday to postpone a meeting of creditors until Dec. 19 because stakeholders could not agree on key issues.

Sanders, Bernard

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

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

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Tampa Police to Charge Suspect in 4 Recent Killings

The Tampa Police Department will charge Howell Emanuel Donaldson III in a series of four killings that terrorized the Seminole Heights neighborhood.

Senators to face off tonight in CNN tax debate

Fallon, Jimmy

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

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

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Senate Considers Making a Terrible Tax Bill Even Worse

Dragging its abysmal standards lower, it may throw more money at billionaires to win two crucial votes.


BRIEF-ExxonMobil Starts Production At Hebron Field

* PROJECT EXPECTS TO PRODUCE UP TO 150,000 BARRELS OF OIL PER DAY AT PEAK FROM HEBRON FIELD​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

News and News Media

Feature: How Far Will Sean Hannity Go?

The Fox News host is willing to defend Trump at all costs — and is reaching more than 13 million people a day.


BRIEF-TransCanada says recent Keystone Xl shipper talks encouraging


Fallon, Jimmy

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

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

Sexual Harassment

Editorial: What Congressmen Are Hiding

A system for settling sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers puts the burden on victims, and taxpayers.

News and News Media

Woman Tried to Dupe Washington Post With False Claim About Roy Moore, Paper Says

A woman told Washington Post reporters that Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her when she was 15. But the newspaper said it rejected her assertions.

News and News Media

Media Memo: Trump and Russia Seem to Find Common Foe: The American Press

President Trump criticized CNN International hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia signed a law requiring some American news media outlets to register as foreign agents.

News and News Media

Trump Hits a Favorite Punching Bag, CNN

President Trump criticized CNN International for representing “our nation to the WORLD very poorly.” The network pointed out that representing the United States was not its job.


Brazil's Petrobras starts production in pre-salt Libra block

BRASILIA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) and its partners began production in the pre-salt Libra block of the Santos basin on Sunday, a securities exchange filing showed.


Pope starts Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of conducting "ethnic cleansing" against its Muslim Rohingya people.

Search and Seizure

Editorial: Cops, Cellphones and Privacy at the Supreme Court

The justices have a good opportunity to bring the Fourth Amendment up-to-date in the digital age.

United States Economy

Editorial: The Republican Tax on the Future

More debt, a growing trade deficit, factories moving overseas — that’s no way to make America great.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Editorial: Mr. Trump’s Paper Towels Aren’t Helping Puerto Rico

With little sign of progress, thousands of people are leaving for the mainland each day.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Editorial: When a Tax Cut Costs Millions Their Medical Coverage

Republicans couldn’t kill Obamacare. Their latest plan could be almost as damaging to people’s health.

For-Profit Schools

Editorial: Exploiting Veterans for Profit

And the Trump administration wants to make for-profit colleges even less accountable.

Civilian Casualties

Editorial: Telling the Truth About the Cost of War

As civilian casualties appear to rise, the American military is not acknowledging the extent of the problem.

Hotels and Travel Lodgings

Final Nights at the Trump SoHo Before Trump Checks Out

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

Say goodnight to starry nights

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


Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.

Religion and Belief

Editorial: What America Celebrates on Thanksgiving

It’s the one holiday that truly invites all comers.

Beale, Edith Bouvier

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

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

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.

Rose, Charlie

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

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

Editorial: Ms. Merkel Struggles to Hold Germany Together

Her failure to form a governing coalition could lead to new elections amid a growing threat from the right.

Race and Ethnicity

Editorial Observer: Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

African-Americans have sound historical reasons for resenting “The Star-Spangled Banner.”


Editorial: Who to Blame for Your Subway Nightmare

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

Books and Literature

Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.


Zimbabwe's parliament starts impeachment process against Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's parliament began an impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday that looks set to bring his domination of a country he has ruled since independence nearly four decades ago to an ignominious end.

Colbert, Stephen

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

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


BRIEF-Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund says declaration of force majeure at North Vancouver Chlor-Alkali plant


Juvenile Delinquency

Editorial: Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?

The Supreme Court has narrowed the use of life sentences without parole for juveniles. Now it can end it for good.

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

Editorial: ‘Only Morons Pay the Estate Tax’

That’s a heck of a way for the Trump administration to talk about the richest Americans.


TransCanada starts excavation work after South Dakota pipeline leak

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Canada Corp has started initial excavation work at the site of an oil spill on its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota but has not yet pinpointed where the leak came from, a state official said on Monday.

Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

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

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

How Trump changed late night TV

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


BRIEF-Rego Payment Architectures names David Knight CEO

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

Renting and Leasing (Real Estate)

Editorial: Why is New York Full of Empty Stores?

All these dead spaces hurt, and neighborhoods have a right to protect themselves.

Presidential Election of 2016

Celebrating a 25-Year-Old Clinton Win, but Still Stung by a More Recent Defeat

At an event in Little Rock, it was clear that Bill and Hillary Clinton, and many of their supporters, have not gotten over her loss to President Trump.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat

Editorial: Mr. Mugabe Won’t Say What Zimbabwe Longs to Hear: I Quit

It’s good that the army has taken power, but whoever takes over must heed the cheering crowds who want an end to corruption and brutality.

Saturday Night Live (TV Program)

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

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

Trump, Donald J

Editorial Notebook: Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

The president won’t meet this year’s American laureates, no surprise for “a very intelligent person” with no need for science.

United States International Relations

Editorial: The Trump Administration Is Making War on Diplomacy

Rex Tillerson, ill suited as secretary of state, is dismantling his department to fit his limited ambitions.

Voter Registration and Requirements

Editorial: Virginia Makes Every Voter Count

Its governor restored the rights of thousands of disenfranchised felons to go to the polls, something all states should do.


Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.


Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.

Jews and Judaism

Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court

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


UPDATE 2-UK court finds for Dana Gas creditors in $700 mln Islamic bond case

* Bondholders call for negotiated settlement (Adds Dana statement, context)


U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.


WRAPUP 2-U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.


U.S. housing starts hit one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October likely as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

Colbert, Stephen

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

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


Editorial: The da Vinci Lode

The sale of Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” for almost a half-billion dollars says more about grotesque financial inequality than about art.

Federal Taxes (US)

Editorial: A Tax-Cut Bill to Make Scrooge McDuck Proud

Republicans have made clear where their values lie. Well-heeled campaign funders matter. Middle-class families don’t.

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


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

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

Bee, Samantha

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

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

Fines (Penalties)

I.R.S. Starts to Enforce Health Law’s Rule That Employers Offer Insurance

Thousands of businesses, many of them small or midsize, will soon get a letter saying they owe penalties because they failed to offer qualifying insurance.


Editorial: Saudis Try to Starve Yemen Into Submission

Impeding humanitarian assistance and using famine as a weapon are war crimes, and the world is finally taking notice.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Editorial: Mr. Trump Casts a Shadow Over the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

He politicizes everything he touches, so unless his appointees act with utmost integrity they will be tainted as his henchmen.

Nuclear Weapons

Editorial: The Senate Questions the President’s Power to Launch Nukes

Mr. Trump has brought on himself this examination of his authority to order the launch of the world’s most deadly weapons.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Unloads on Roy Moore

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

Presidential Election of 2016

Editorial: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Recall

Over more than five hours, Mr. Sessions on Tuesday still forgot a lot of things most people would remember.

News and News Media

Op-Docs: From Journalist to Hostage

When a reporter takes too many risks, who pays the price?

Travel and Vacations

Overnight in Walmart Parking Lots: Silence, Solace and Refuge

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

Biden, Joseph R Jr

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

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

United States International Relations

Editorial: President Trump’s Thing for Thugs

The degree to which he grovels before some of the world’s most unsavory leaders hurts U.S. credibility and influence.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Mitch McConnell Believes the Women. Good for Him.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for real change, but the Senate majority leader has set a good example by accepting the word of Roy Moore’s accusers.


UPDATE 4-Venezuela offers chocolates but little else to creditors

CARACAS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government gifted chocolates to creditors at debt talks on Monday, but little else in terms of firm proposals to renegotiate $60 billion in bonds, suggesting the struggling OPEC nation lacks a strategy to avert default.


UPDATE 3-Seeking to dodge default, Venezuela hosts creditors

CARACAS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government welcomed scores of creditors on Monday for talks intended to renegotiate a crippling foreign debt and avert a default that could compound the once-prosperous OPEC nation's economic crisis.


Russia's RT America registers as 'foreign agent' in USA: editor

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - RT America, the U.S. arm of the Kremlin-backed TV station RT, has registered with the U.S. Department of Justice as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said on Monday.


Russia's RT registers as 'foreign agent' in USA: editor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - RT America, the U.S. arm of the Kremlin-backed TV station RT, has registered as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said on Monday.

Vanity Fair's new chief editor makes history


BRIEF-Root9B starts working with Nasdaq to begin delisting process

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Venezuela to meet creditors in bid to dodge default

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela opens talks with creditors on Monday to renegotiate a crippling debt that has left once-prosperous citizens sifting through garbage to find food, as the OPEC nation seeks to avert a default that would plunge its economy into deeper uncertainty.

Gun Control

Editorial: Gun Carnage in the Nation, Groundhog Day in the Capitol

After predictable reactions to the latest killings, the National Rifle Association has its way, again.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

Editorial: The Right Way to Cut Corporate Taxes

Here’s why the Republican tax plans are such a boondoggle.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Despite Recent Wins for Democrats, Gerrymanders Dim Hopes for 2018

Partisan redistricting and increasingly restrictive voting laws will make next year’s midterm elections uphill battles for Democrats.

Politics and Government

Editorial: Choking on Air in New Delhi

Once again, it is hard to breathe in India’s capital. The culprits are farmers and a stingy government.


Hollywood puts scandal aside for a night at the honorary Oscars

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


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

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

Jones, Radhika

Radhika Jones, a Times Books Editor, Said to Be Next Vanity Fair Editor

Ms. Jones would replace Graydon Carter, who has been in place 25 years. She will be the first woman to edit the magazine since Tina Brown.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Editorial: The Insanity of Taxpayer-Funded Addiction

The answer to the opioids crisis surely isn’t to pay Big Pharma to sell more pills.

News and News Media

Russia Warns of Crackdown on U.S. Media, Including CNN

With RT agreeing to register, under protest, as a foreign agent in the United States, the Putin government is taking a hard look at CNN, Voice of America and Radio Liberty.

Bridges and Tunnels

Trilobites: The Bridge Wobbles. So Do You. That’s When the Trouble Starts.

Mathematicians found that bridges wobble suddenly when a critical crowd threshold is exceeded, and developed a model to predict it in future bridges.

C K, Louis

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

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


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

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

Campaign Finance

Editorial: Nothing to Cheer About in New York City Elections

The mayor won with the votes of only 16 percent of the electorate. An unopposed prosecutor got surprising opposition. And fewer women will hold office.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Editorial: Puerto Rico’s Second-Class Treatment on Food Aid

A 35-year-old budget cap has denied the island the more generous and swifter relief that storm victims this year in Texas and Florida received.

Trump's lunch starts hamburger craze

President Trump stokes booming demand for the "Trumpburger." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Comedy and Humor

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

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

News and News Media

News Shared on Twitter Can Drive the Conversation, Study Finds

Several dozen news outlets participated in a new study, which finds that even a few stories can substantially increase discussion about a topic on Twitter.


Catalan speaker says independence declaration not legally binding: sources

MADRID (Reuters) - The parliamentary speaker who enabled Catalonia's declaration of independence said on Thursday the document was not legally binding, sources said, in a comment that could undermine the region's secessionist push.



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Newspaper editor wants to arm reporters

A spike in violence against journalists has led the editor of the most prominent opposition newspaper in Russia to say he'll arm his staff with non-lethal weapons. CNN's Fred Pleitgen has more.


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

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

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

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

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