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Disney Makes Deal for 21st Century Fox, Reshaping Entertainment Landscape

The acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire makes Disney a true streaming competitor to services like Netflix and Amazon.


Kit Harington Isn’t Trying to Compete With ‘Game of Thrones’

Mr. Harington discusses “Gunpowder,” his new historical thriller on HBO, and what his character does and doesn’t share with Jon Snow.


NFL-Cardinals' coach unsure if running back Peterson will play again this season

(Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he has "no idea" whether veteran running back Adrian Peterson will play again this season.

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Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on ‘The View’

“One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John,” Mr. Biden told a tearful Ms. McCain. Her father, John McCain, has the same form of cancer that killed his son Beau.


Seasonal flu kills more globally than previously thought -U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll.

Doping (Sports)

Sports of The Times: Chris Froome Tests Positive, and Cycling History Repeats Itself

It’s hard to be surprised by the news that cycling’s most dominant rider has tested positive for a banned drug.


BRIEF-Plains All American Pipeline Announces Open Season For Permian Basin To Corpus Christi Pipeline



Review: ‘Mosaic’ is a Frustrating Soderbergh Story, Some Assembly Required

“Mosaic” will be an HBO mini-series in January. But first, it’s an intriguing if unsatisfying app, testing the limits of interactivity.


Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird nearly 6 feet tall (1.77 meters) that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.


Behind bitcoin boom, Japanese retail investors pile in

* Japanese traders said to account for up to half of bitcoin trade


Review: In ‘The Children,’ the Waters Rise and a Reckoning Comes Due

In Lucy Kirkwood’s chilling play, the meltdown of a nuclear power plant is not just an environmental crisis, but an existential one.


Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

BOSTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business.


UPDATE 1-Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

BOSTON/HOUSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business.


‘The Tunnel’: Depressing, Claustrophobic and Now a Terror Target

The passageway between busy subway lines in Times Square, often crowded shoulder to shoulder, became the destination of a would-be suicide bomber.

Bitcoin (Currency)

The Shift: I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.

Our columnist predicted in 2013 that Bitcoin, then a new digital currency, would soon die. He points to five assumptions he got wrong.


Encounters: ‘Insecure’ No More, Yvonne Orji Still Enjoys Cheap Pizza

The actress and comic has opened for Chris Rock, and her HBO show is a hit. But after a set at Carolines she recalled leaner times.

President threw his support behind Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually abusing teens

Alabama voters are casting their ballots today as the nation watches their US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Really Good! Here’s Our Review.

With charm and wit, the latest “Star Wars” movie unites the past and present as it looks toward the future.

The race could come down to Roy Moore's history, the Trump effect and the city of Mobile

On Tuesday, Alabama voters will deliver their verdict on Roy Moore.  


Eagles QB Wentz out for season with torn ACL

(The Sports Xchange) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday.


On Pro Football: With Carson Wentz Out for the Season, Eagles’ Dreams Turn to Dread

Wentz, who has led Philadelphia to an 11-2 record, left the game with a season-ending knee injury that upended the Eagles and the N.F.C. playoff race.


BRIEF-Phillips 66, Enbridge Announce Open Season For West Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System


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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Alabama Senate Race

One day before the polls open, many are asking whether voters will find it harder to support Roy Moore or a Democrat.


Community and History in Iceland’s Geothermal Pools

Iceland has more than 100 public pools, most of which are heated by the country’s abundant geothermal energy.

For the first time in US history, a road will likely be carved through a protected wilderness refuge

A wilderness refuge protected since the Eisenhower administration could have a road carved right through it


Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’

The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation claims, has left even veterans of the state’s politics searching for parallels.

Fires and Firefighters

Opinion: Doom Season in Los Angeles

Fires burned here even before there was a city.


BRIEF-Catalyst Midstream Partners Announces Binding Open Season for New Crude Oil Gathering System



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.

'Big Little Lies' Season 2 is happening

No lie: "Big Little Lies" is officially coming back for another season.


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.

History's biggest bubbles: They never end well


Review: The Haywire Hospitality of ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’

In her TruTV series — a surreal, affectionate sendup of home shows — the comic actress shows off her versatility, with help from some friends.

Los Angeles (Calif)

Where There’s Smoke, There Are the Traffic Reporters of Los Angeles

As fires rage in Southern California, airborne reporters have become guiding lights in the chaos.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Al Franken and the Democrats

The Democratic senator from Minnesota announced that he would resign, even as he denied accusations of sexual misconduct. What does it tell us that his own party pressed him to do it?

Trent Franks, Brexit, ‘The Crown’: Your Friday Briefing

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

Avocados: History of an unlikely health food craze

From California to Manila, avocados are a common ingredient on restaurant menus around the world.

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Saudi Crown Prince Was Behind Record Bid for a Leonardo

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman worked through a friend to buy Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” for a record $450.3 million, officials say.

'The Crown' looks polished in regal 2nd season

The upper lips remain admirably stiff in "The Crown," but Season 2 takes what was a fine Netflix drama and polishes it to a high gloss -- presenting its stories more crisply, while providing a stronger showcase for its regal core cast.

Flu season soars in the US

After a slow start in October, flu season in the United States is gaining speed, particularly in the South.

The Crown (TV Program)

Review: ‘The Crown’ Season 2 Takes the Queen From Crisis to Crisis

Netflix’s award-winning series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II covers war, sex and the difficulties of managing a royally messed up family.

GOP tax plan: Real work happening behind the scenes

Top tax and policy staffers from both the House and the Senate met at various points Wednesday as the process of crafting a final bill picked up speed.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Arab Anger and Resignation Over Jerusalem

The Palestinian issue seems to no longer be at the top of the agenda for many Arab leaders. Also, what it’s like to visit the Saudi crown prince.

What to Remember About ‘The Force Awakens’

Don’t have time to rewatch Episode VII before "The Last Jedi" comes out? Let us help you.

‘The Last Jedi’: Who’s Fighting Whom and Why?

If the good guys won at the end of "Return of the Jedi," why is everyone shooting lasers at each other again?


For ‘Transparent,’ Accusations Against Jeffrey Tambor Burst an Idealistic Bubble

The staff of the acclaimed Amazon series believed it had created a special workplace. Then harassment accusations pierced the idealism.

Starbucks Corporation

The World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens in Shanghai. Here’s What It Looks Like.

The company’s new store in China is aimed squarely at a country of tea drinkers that has emerged as a major core of its business.


‘The Crown’: A Look Back at Season 1 and the History Behind It

Here’s an episode-by-episode summary of Season 1 of “The Crown,” and a survey of how some of the historical events were covered in The New York Times.

The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

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

Time (Magazine)

‘The Silence Breakers’ Are Time’s Person of the Year

In an interview on “Today,” the magazine’s editor in chief said that the #MeToo movement represented the “fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades.”

Bannon on Romney: 'You hid behind your religion' to avoid Vietnam

Steve Bannon bashed Mitt Romney Tuesday night for, as he put it, hiding behind his religion to avoid getting drafted into the Vietnam War.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jerusalem, and the Weinstein Machine

Why President Trump might be risking hopes of an Israeli-Palestinian deal. Also, how Harvey Weinstein used his connections to cover up misconduct accusations.

60 Minutes (TV Program)

The New ‘60 Minutes’ Book Has a Troubled History

Jeff Fager, the show’s executive producer, took over the project after the original author asked about women in the “60 Minutes” workplace.


Review: With ‘Dark,’ Netflix Delivers Science Fiction With European Roots

The streaming service’s first German production plays like a slower, artsier, more complicated take on “Stranger Things.”

Jerusalem (Israel)

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern: Here’s the History

The city has long been contested by Jews, Christians and Muslims, as well as by external powers, and its future remains far from clear.


Ricciardo is Formula One's pass master in a season of fewer moves

LONDON (Reuters) - Australian Daniel Ricciardo replaced Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen as Formula One's pass master in 2017 but the season saw half the number of overtaking moves following the introduction of faster and wider cars.

Joseph Ellis: GOP is trying to erase over 100 years of history

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Free Speech and Wedding Cake

A Colorado baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. The case is now going to the Supreme Court.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

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

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

House of Cards (TV Program)

‘House of Cards’ Will Star Robin Wright for Final Season

Ms. Wright will headline the hit Netflix show’s sixth and last season after Kevin Spacey was fired amid a series of sexual assault allegations.


Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

(Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.


UPDATE 2-Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

Dec 4 (Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.

Toobin: History shows president not above law

President Nixon said years ago that a president could not be charged with obstruction of justice. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains why that may not be true.

Comedy and Humor

On Comedy: 4 Comedy Specials to Watch: Seasoned Stand-Ups Making Debuts

Some of the funniest new stand-up is from veterans releasing their first specials or albums: Judah Friedlander, Michelle Wolf, Yamaneika Saunders and Shane Torres.


The Best TV Shows of 2017

Our television critics on their favorites this year, including “Better Things,” “The Good Place” and “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Rushed Bill Goes Far Beyond Taxation

Republicans are confident that final tax legislation will be sent to President Trump by the end of this month. But there is more to it than a tax overhaul.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.


‘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.


A Man Among Female Leaders: ‘The Risk of Mansplaining Is Very High’

A Times reporter shadows a male speaker at a summit meeting of female political leaders in Iceland, the most gender-egalitarian country in the world.

Colleges and Universities

Two Colleges Bound by History Are Roiled by the Me-Too Moment

Spelman and Morehouse, the historically black colleges in Atlanta, are among a number of schools nationwide fielding complaints about sexual misconduct.


Liverpool and Chelsea keep up chase behind City; Spurs held

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool and Chelsea maintained their pursuit of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City with comfortable wins on Saturday but Tottenham Hotspur dropped further off the pace with a disappointing 1-1 draw at Watford.

Politics and Government

How Ireland Moved to the Left: ‘The Demise of the Church’

In recent years, the one-time bastion of Catholic conservatism has moved left on same-sex marriage and gay rights, and is poised to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History

Evidence of the Rohingya Muslims’ history in Myanmar is being systematically eradicated. One prominent Rohingya asks, “How can they pretend we are nothing?”

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to a Special Episode of ‘The Daily’ on Flynn’s Guilty Plea

What it tells us that federal prosecutors have a former senior member of the Trump White House on their side.

'Stranger Things' renewed by Netflix for Season 3

To the surprise of no one, Netflix's fan fave TV series "Stranger Things" is officially coming back for another season.

Federal Taxes (US)

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Can Be Confusing. Here’s Help Deciphering It.

You don’t need to be an expert in tax policy to get caught up on what the far-reaching proposal could mean.


Review: John Adams Mines Gold Rush History for His New Opera

In “Girls of the Golden West,” a collaboration with Peter Sellars at San Francisco Opera, the music is haunting but the drama is stilted.

Federal Taxes (US)

Dueling Tax Plans: Here’s What the Senate and House Have to Resolve

The Senate is poised to pass its tax bill but it still needs to be reconciled with the House-passed legislation, which differs in some significant ways from the Senate plan.


A Word With: Claire Foy Is Ready to Quit Playing the Queen

Ms. Foy of “The Crown” talks about playing a middle-age Queen Elizabeth II, some coveted new roles and becoming Hollywood’s latest next big thing.


Macy's ups seasonal hiring after strong start to holidays

(Reuters) - Macy's Inc said on Friday said it had a strong start to the holiday shopping season and would hire an additional 7,000 temporary workers in anticipation of the demand continuing through Christmas.


BRIEF-Macy’S To Hire Additional 7,000 Seasonal Associates In 2017


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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Tax Bill’s $1 Trillion Problem

A trillion-dollar problem delayed a vote on the Republican tax bill, and the White House has an elaborate transition plan.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: In a Bowie Oral History, a Glimpse of How Others Saw the Faker

Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life” captures its subject’s radically plastic persona, his capacity to accommodate any identity at will.


Review: Uma Thurman, Trapped in Trumpland in ‘The Parisian Woman’

From the creator of “House of Cards,” a Washington-based “Dangerous Liaisons” that isn’t.


BRIEF-Bridgetex Pipeline To Further Expand, Launches Supplemental Open Season For Additional Capacity



Review: In ‘The Disaster Artist,’ How to Fail at Moviemaking

James Franco directs and stars in this fictionalized look at the making of “The Room,” which fans call the worst movie ever made.

Champagne (Wine)

The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

The top choices of this year’s wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.


Review: ‘The Shape of Water’ Is Altogether Wonderful

Guillermo del Toro’s latest film is an unlikely and lyrical love story, inspired by “The Creature From the Black Lagoon.”

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Trump, Taxes and Twitter

We look at President Trump’s role in the Republican tax plan and at the furor he set off by sharing extremist videos.


The thinking behind Kim Jong Un's 'madness'

SEOUL (Reuters) - On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang.


Jean-Claude Van Damme Plays Jean-Claude Van Damme, for Kicks

In the new Amazon show “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” the seemingly washed-up Muscles from Brussels gleefully sends up his action star image.

Whew! That was some hurricane season

The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Thursday.


Motor racing: Formula E season charges up with eyes to the future

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula E is trying to focus on the present but looking very much to the future as the electric racing series powers up for the start of season four in Hong Kong this weekend.


The Stories Behind Three Anti-Muslim Videos Shared by Trump

A look at the clips retweeted by President Trump suggests that the events shown are more complex than first appears. Here is what we know about them.

Browsing: Sick of Millennial Pink? Here’s the Cure

What looks fresh this season? Colors that are, shall we say, slightly off. Here’s how to wear them.


Review: ‘The Fountainhead,’ High-Tech, Juicy and Full of Pulp

Ivo van Hove’s hypnotic adaptation of Ayn Rand’s notorious 1943 novel speaks to the primitive narcissist in all of us. (Mr. Trump, are you listening?)


Non-drop shop: Christmas tree farmer prepares for seasonal rush

COLCHESTER, England (Reuters) - With Christmas around the corner, Wick Farm in Colchester, eastern England, is gearing up by harvesting its crop of fir trees.

Sexual Harassment

Matt Lauer’s History at ‘Today’: Two Decades of Highs and Lows

From some awkward interviews to narrating the events of 9/11, Mr. Lauer had spent more than 20 years at “Today” before he was fired this week.

Social Conditions and Trends

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: ’Tis the Season to Assess Your Complicity in This Catastrophe’s word of the year for 2017 implicates us all.


MTV Searches for ‘Jersey Shore’ Magic on the Florida Panhandle

The creator of “Floribama Shore,” the name of which is meant to evoke “Jersey Shore,” says the show is different and the cast is more earnest and vulnerable.


Sweet and sour: price rises hit seasonal Egyptian candies

TANTA, Egypt (Reuters) - The sugary sweets that form part of the annual celebrations of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday are a treat enjoyed by generations of Egyptian children, but price rises in the...

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Unpaid Price of Civilian Casualties

The American government has yet to compensate any of the families of the thousands of civilian casualties from the U.S.-led battle against ISIS. Why?


Feature: ‘They Will Have to Answer to Us’

El Salvador’s gangs try to negotiate a way out of their bloody stalemate with the police.


More U.S. shoppers than expected kick off holiday spending season

CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 174 million U.S. shoppers made purchases over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday, the National Retail Federation said on Tuesday, beating the industry group's expectations and signaling a strong start to the holiday quarter.


Art Review: Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.

Shopping and Retail

Economic Scene: Retail Jobs Don’t Need to Be Bad. Here’s Proof.

Other industrialized countries offer an example, providing better wages and conditions for retail workers while employers still profit.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: What’s Going On at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

We look at the messy public fight for control of the government’s top consumer financial watchdog and at the deregulatory pressures it faces.

Fashion and Apparel

Meghan Markle Is Going to Make History

The actress is to marry Prince Harry in the spring, and all of fashion is already watching. Who will make the wedding gown and what will it mean?

Federal Taxes (US)

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Tax Scam in History

Republicans try to create a safe space for political double talk.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Supreme Court Tackles Digital Privacy

A string of armed robberies in the Midwest has led to what could be the most important case on electronic rights to go before the justices.


Alpine skiing: Jansrud wins first Super-G of season at Lake Louise

(Reuters) - Kjetil Jansrud won the first Super-G of the season at Lake Louise on Sunday, besting a duo of Austrians and his Norwegian team mates for his 10th World Cup title in the event.


Final round flop sums up 'indifferent' season for Day

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former world number one Jason Day felt the final round two-over-par 73 that dashed his hopes of a maiden Australian Open title on Sunday pretty much summed up his disappointing 2017 season.


Nepal begins historic vote, army says rogue Maoists behind blasts

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis began voting for a new parliament on Sunday with the army on alert as a series of small blasts blamed on a rogue Maoist group reminded the Himalayan nation of the violence and instability it is hoping to leave behind.


Italy, Bracing for Electoral Season of Fake News, Demands Facebook’s Help

As a crucial election nears, leaders like Matteo Renzi are on high alert for fake news and foreign meddling.

Crucial holiday season begins for battered retailers

The government's long history of suing AT&T


With ‘Dark,’ a German Netflix Series, Streaming Crosses a New Border

While the new show may have elements of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “The OA,” its creators say it’s uniquely German.

Trump lays out history in Thanksgiving video

President Trump addresses the nation and retells history in a Thanksgiving Day video message.


‘The Shape of Water’: Meet Guillermo del Toro’s Favorite Creature

Doug Jones has had crucial roles in many of the director’s projects; this is the first time he’s been the star — and a romantic hero at that.

Shopping and Retail

Retailers’ Recipe for the Holidays: Big Sales; Fewer Seasonal Workers

Except for Amazon, most major retailers have scaled back plans for hiring temporary employees during the year’s biggest shopping season, and Walmart is adding almost none.

Television Sets and Media Devices

Tech Fix: How to Buy a Great TV This Black Friday

Black Friday tends to be when prices for great TVs drop to their lowest. But there are pitfalls, so we put together a playbook for how to snag the best TV for you.

Watch Rose's history of discussing sexual harassment

Charlie Rose has had a long history of discussing sexual harassment on his multiple programs. Now, he has been fired for sexual harassment allegations against him.

Behind the scenes of a transgender beauty contest

Camille poses for her official photo for the Miss International Queen competition, the world's most prestigious transgender beauty pageant. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


What Should I Watch in the Background on Thanksgiving Day?

With everyone hopping on and off the couch, it’s not the best time to start a particularly involved series.


Review: ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ on Netflix Is a Bold Reboot From Spike Lee

The director has remade his breakthrough film as a streaming series, and this time Nola Darling’s work is as important as her love life.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Robert Mugabe’s Rise and Fall

Mr. Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe after nearly four decades in power. Will he be remembered as a tyrant, or as a hero?

Rescuing Cape Town's 'left behind' children

Top 10 CNN Hero Rosie Mashale is a former school teacher who found an abandoned child on her doorstep in 2000. Since then, she has raised a generation of AIDS orphans. Cast your vote for the CNN Hero of the Year at and watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.

Duras, Marguerite

Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It

Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.


Review: ‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History (and Acting)

Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s drama about the early days of World War II.


Charlie Rose Fired by CBS After Sexual Harassment Allegations

David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, said in an email that allegations of “extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior” had prompted Mr. Rose’s firing.


Review: ‘The Wolves’ Are Back in a Rush of Combustible Energy

Sarah DeLappe’s remarkably assured first play, a group portrait of a girls’ soccer team, is now at Lincoln Center Theater.


Germany, citing own history, urges work to bridge Gulf divisions

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel offered his Qatari counterpart a small piece of the Berlin Wall on Tuesday, saying Germany's post-war history was proof it was possible to overcome deep divisions such as those now plaguing the Gulf region.


Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything

A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.


Charlie Rose Accusations Rock CBS Morning Show: ‘I Really Am Still Reeling’

On Tuesday, Mr. Rose’s colleagues on “CBS This Morning” shed their usual geniality to deliver the news that he had been accused by at least eight women of making crude sexual advances.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Sexual Misconduct on Capitol Hill

There’s a growing sense that Congress is, for many women, a hostile workplace. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to change that.


Did You Hear the One About the Housewife Who Walks Into a Comedy Club?

In the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the creator of “Gilmore Girls” introduces another brainy, mouthy heroine, this time in the male-dominated comedy world of the 1950s.


Russia's Rosatom complex says it is not behind higher radioactivity

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Mayak nuclear reprocessing plant, owned by Russian state nuclear company Rosatom and located in the southern Urals, said on Tuesday it was not the source of increased levels of ruthenium 106 in the atmosphere in late September-early October.


Review: ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ Where the Supervillains are Mom and Dad

In Hulu’s new series, the makers of “Gossip Girl” tackle a comic-book story that combines teenage soap opera and a paranormal mystery.

Comedy and Humor

Critic’s Notebook: Franken and Trump, Hiding Behind Their ‘Jokes’

Men get away with bad behavior under the guise of show business in both comedy and politics. Too often, women are just the material.

This NBA season: Four things to know


BRIEF-BonTerra completes all-season exploration camp to support expanding resource development program at Gladiator gold project

* BonTerra completes all-season exploration camp to support expanding resource development program at Gladiator gold project Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: How Trump Is Reshaping the Judiciary

Republican lawyers and lawmakers are working together to install conservative judges at a rate not seen in decades.


How ABC Found a Surprise Hit in ‘The Good Doctor’

The actor Daniel Dae Kim — in his new role as executive producer — was turned down twice by CBS before landing the show at the last-place network.

Automobile Racing

Nascar Season Ends at a Crossroad With Star Drivers Departing

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick are leaving full-time racing, and others are facing pay cuts and a dearth of sponsorships in 2018.

Mugabe, Robert

Behind Mugabe’s Rapid Fall: A Firing, a Feud and a First Lady

Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe went unchallenged for 37 years, but in just a few days, he was largely stripped of power. The chain of events leading to his fall started with firing a vice president.


‘The Zimbabwe of My Youth Is No More’

A young woman who grew up in Zimbabwe now sits thousands of miles away, glued to Twitter. “We have yet to see what this new day brings, but we are ready for change,” she says.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Special Episode for Kids

Starting next year, girls can decide whether to become a Girl Scout or a Boy Scout. But a handful of girls — kind of secretly — have already made that decision.


Why People in Mississippi Have to Watch the Giants

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


The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.

Moore, Roy S

For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy

The current furor surrounding the Senate candidate has played out like a concentrated version of his battle-filled career.


Seahawks' Chancellor injured, expected to miss rest of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Human Trafficking

Slavery Ensnares Thousands in U.K. Here’s One Teenage Girl’s Story.

Across Britain, vulnerable adults and children — both citizens and migrants — have become victims of modern slavery. A teenager trapped by a drug gang tells what happened to her.


A New ‘She’s Gotta Have It’: Spike Lee’s Feminist Breakthrough

Critics have long noted Mr. Lee’s “woman problem.” But in his new Netflix series, based on his 1986 film, he has created his most nuanced female character yet.


A Word With: Alia Shawkat on Growing Up and Gaining Control

Ms. Shawkat talks about her three series — “Search Party,” “Transparent” and “Arrested Development” — as well as why sexual harassment in Hollywood feels like her personal war.


One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.


1 in 3 adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Counting Civilian Casualties in Iraq

In Part 2 of our look at the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, the survivor of an airstrike sets out to learn why his home was targeted.


How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

This season spares few between now and spring. Here’s how to build a survival kit to get you through unscathed.


F.C.C. Opens Door to More Consolidation in TV Business

The agency voted to relax several rules, including allowing a company to own more than one of the top stations in a local market.

Cable Television

Comcast Said to Be in Talks to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets

The cable giant is discussing acquiring the Fox movie studio, the FX network, regional sports channels and a vast overseas TV distribution business.

Downton Abbey (TV Program)

Homesick for Downton Abbey? Here’s a Way to Go Back There

“Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” comes to Manhattan, offering fans of the series a cleverly immersive period wonderland.

Moore, Roy S

Alabama G.O.P. Says It Stands Behind Roy Moore

Despite allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Republican Party intends to stick by its nominee for a United States Senate seat.

Newman, Eric

Eric Newman, Whose Coins Told of America’s History, Dies at 106

Mr. Newman, a numismatist for nearly a century, was one of the country’s most distinguished authorities on the art and history of coinage and paper money.


Sarah Silverman Speaks on Louis C.K.: ‘Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?’

On her Hulu series, “I Love You, America,” Ms. Silverman addressed the sexual misconduct of Louis C.K., who has been a longtime friend and colleague.


UPDATE 2-Recovery rally for European stocks leaves oil sector behind

* Energy stocks fall after Norway wealth fund proposes oil stocks exit


Sante! France welcomes start of Beaujolais Nouveau wine season

PARIS (Reuters) - Early-morning parties, parades and lots of raised glasses marked the release of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau wine across France on Thursday.


BRIEF-Freddie Mac prices $1 bln multifamily K-deal backed by seasoned loans

* Freddie Mac prices $1 billion multifamily K-deal backed by seasoned loans

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Targeting ISIS, and Killing Civilians

The U.S.-led air campaign been hailed as the most precise in history. But its civilian death toll has been far higher than anyone has acknowledged.


Review: John Leguizamo Goes for Easy Laughs in ‘Latin History’

Two millenniums of oppression may not seem very funny, but in his latest one-man show, Mr. Leguizamo hones the art of comic revisionism.


U.S. delivery companies dig deep to hire holiday season help

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jeff Sessions in the Hot Seat

The attorney general denied lying to Congress about Russian contacts and sidestepped questions about feeling pressure to investigate Hillary Clinton.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

On Photography: The History of Photography is a History of Shattered Glass

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, photography’s long engagement with broken windows took on a new, sorrowful meaning.

Saudi Arabia

What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Political Crisis?

A crown prince. An epic purge. A proxy war. Saudi Arabia's political crisis, explained.


Police fear serial killer could be behind fourth Tampa shooting

(Reuters) - Police in Tampa, Florida, were investigating whether a fatal shooting on Tuesday could be linked to a possible serial killer who is feared to have murdered three victims in a string of night attacks terrorizing a city neighborhood.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Roy Moore and the G.O.P.

The party’s Senate candidate in Alabama has called sexual misconduct accusations against him a Democratic plot. The majority leader urged him to quit.

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.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.


Panthers maul Dolphins behind Newton's four touchdown passes

(The Sports Xchange) - Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes and the Carolina Panthers pounded the Miami Dolphins in a 45-21 victory on Monday at Bank of America Stadium.


Keeping Score: Can the Browns Win a Game This Season?

Cleveland is 0-9. And with the schedule it has left, an 0-16 finish is looming.

Vanity Fair's new chief editor makes history

Analysis: This may be one of the most awkward moments in handshake history

There should be a rule in international diplomacy: No strange handshake rituals.


Behind the Scenes, Communist Strategist Presses China’s Rise

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

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Tax Bill and Trickle-Down Economics

The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, says the Republican plans would help the middle class. But that assumes that savings for the wealthy would percolate through the system.

Books and Literature

In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy

James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.

Student Loans

Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits

Transworld has been one of most prolific debt collectors, filing more than 38,000 lawsuits in the last three years on behalf of a single client. Many were flawed, say regulators.


Amazon says Australia launch imminent ahead of spending season

* Company has "many thousand" registered sellers in Australia


In grieving Texas town, faith sustains those left behind

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - Joe Holcombe and his wife, Claryce, lost eight members of their family in the Texas church shooting last Sunday, including their son, grandchildren, a pregnant granddaughter-in-law and a great- granddaughter who was still a toddler. But they are serene.


Critic’s Notebook: On ‘The Good Doctor,’ the Anti-Antihero Is In

A decade after the rude genius of “House,” ABC’s sentimental hit drama focuses on the “care” part of health care.


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.

Kim Jong-un

Opinion: History, Totally Destroyed

Clearly, we’ve overestimated intelligence as a world-changing force; it is idiocy that holds sway.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Is on Pace to Reshape the Judiciary. Here’s How.

Republican lawyers and lawmakers are working together to install conservative judges on the influential federal appeals courts at a clip not seen in decades.

C K, Louis

Louis C.K. Responds to Accusations: ‘These Stories Are True’

The comedian released a statement in response to five women who said they had upsetting experiences with him involving sexual misconduct.

Documentary Films and Programs

You Love ‘The Simpsons’? Then Let’s Talk About Apu

The documentary “The Problem With Apu” examines how the stereotypical depiction of the Kwik-E-Mart owner on “The Simpsons” affected a generation of Indian actors.


A Word With: Nick Kroll Still Isn’t Over Puberty. Just Ask His Therapist.

Nick Kroll talks about Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” some lingering boyhood humiliations, the future of “Oh, Hello,” and why everyone likes the Rock.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Steve Bannon’s War

Mr. Bannon, a former Trump adviser, discusses the future of the Republican Party, white nationalism and more in an interview with The Times.

Air Pollution

In Lahore, Pakistan, Smog Has Become a ‘Fifth Season’

Delhi’s pollution has made headlines in recent days, but experts say the air in Pakistan’s second-largest city rivals the Indian capital’s for toxicity.


Two Border Cities Share Russian History — and a Sharp European Divide

While attached to Russia by ethnicity and emotion, residents of Narva, Estonia, say they would never actually want to live there.

The Band's Visit (Play)

Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ Is a Ravishing Musical That Whispers With Romance

This singularly seductive show, based on an Israeli film, finds the ecstasy in ennui in a small desert town.

Roy Moore's controversial history

Roy Moore, the GOP nominee in Alabama for a US Senate seat, has been involved in controversial issues in the past. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.


Fowler makes solid start to season at Mayakoba

(Reuters) - Rickie Fowler made a solid start to his season by carding a bogey-free, six-under-par 65 on Thursday that left him three shots back of leader Patton Kizzire after the first round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.