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Tavis Smiley: 'PBS made a huge mistake'

Tavis Smiley, who was recently called out by PBS over "troubling allegations" about his conduct, staunchly defended his behavior and his integrity Monday and upbraided the network that suspended the distribution of his show. [Source]

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Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman said.

Paramedics called to Justice Sonia Sotomayor's house for low blood sugar

US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor suffered "symptoms of low blood sugar" and paramedics were called to her home Friday, according to a Supreme Court spokesperson.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire Whom Players Called God, Dies at 87

Harvey was considered firm and fair during a 31-season career spent entirely in the National League. He worked five World Series and six All-Star Games.

Democrat Dick Durbin called out Trump for 'racist' comments, but Republicans didn't say what they heard or said they 'do not recall' slurs

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the President.


Democratic U.S. senator: Trump called African countries 'shitholes' in meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Friday condemned Donald Trump's use of vile language at a White House meeting on immigration, saying the president used "vulgar" language, and repeatedly called African nations "shitholes."


U.N. says suspected rights abuses after deadly gunfight 'troubling'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday it was deeply concerned that Mexican security forces may have violated human rights in responding to a gun battle near the seaside resort of Acapulco in which 11 people were killed.

Trump called FISA controversial and said it was used to attack him before saying lawmakers should back it

Trump tweet complicates a key vote on surveillance

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

‘Trump Place’ Asks if It Can Be Called by Any Other Name

The board of a Manhattan building bearing the president’s name has asked a court to protect its right to remove it, without facing a lawsuit in return.

Some of the times Trump has called Russia probe a 'witch hunt'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning again labeled the probe into potential coordination between his associates and Russia the "single greatest witch hunt" in US history.

Atlanta hasn't forgotten that Trump called it 'crime infested' and in 'horrible shape'

When President Trump visits Atlanta Monday night to attend college football's national championship game, he may not remember just a year ago he described the city as "in horrible shape," "falling apart" and "crime infested."

In a fiery CNN interview, Stephen Miller blasted Steve Bannon and called the President a 'political genius'

Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller kept up the drumbeat against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, calling his comments in a new book on President Donald Trump "grotesque."

Ex-Trump aide: I called Trump a fool

Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, confirms that he did call President Trump a fool but says the full context of his quotations were not put into Michael Wolff's new book.

Processor flaws called Spectre and Meltdown can leave data on virtually all computers exposed

Trump's latest on Bannon: 'He called me a great man last night'

President Donald Trump heralded Steve Bannon's praise for him on Thursday in his first public comments since he released a fiery statement slamming his former White House chief strategist.


Uber is sued over payment for mobile ads it called fraudulent

(Reuters) - A British mobile advertising agency has sued Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] to force the ride-hailing company to pay millions of dollars of bills that Uber had refused to pay after claiming that ads being generated were fraudulent.


Canada starts legal challenge of 'troubling' U.S. lumber duties

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Ottawa has launched legal challenges of U.S. duties on imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday.


YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself.


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Kremlin seeks investigation of vote boycott called by Putin opponent

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of Russian celebrities, sportspeople and politicians nominated President Vladimir Putin for re-election on Tuesday, hours after the Kremlin said it wanted opposition leader Alexei Navalny investigated for calling for a boycott of the vote.

Recent US actions point to a confrontational policy, unlike what Trump called for during his campaign

In the space of a week, the Trump administration has named Russia a "rival power," sanctioned a close Putin ally, and decided to give Ukraine anti-tank weapons to help in its fight against Moscow-backed militias.

1.8 million Ram pickups recalled

Haley's vow to 'take names' on Jerusalem vote called 'a bizarrely stupid tactic'

A Thursday vote at the UN could be as much about President Donald Trump as it is about his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


BRIEF-BRT Apartments Says Recently Acquired, Two Multi-Family Properties For A Total Purchase Price Of $30.4 Mln


Tavis Smiley defends work relationships

Former PBS host Tavis Smiley tells CNN's Don Lemon he believes relationships can start in the workplace, saying "sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't."

Smiley: PBS investigating after interview

Tavis Smiley was recently called out and suspended by PBS over what they call "troubling allegations," but he tells CNN's Don Lemon that the initial investigation they did was sloppy and he received a letter after his "Good Morning America interview" saying PBS would like to speak to his staffers.

Tavis Smiley: 'PBS made a huge mistake'

Tavis Smiley, who was recently called out by PBS over "troubling allegations" about his conduct, staunchly defended his behavior and his integrity Monday and upbraided the network that suspended the distribution of his show.

Trump called Putin yesterday to thank him after the Russian president praised him

President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy.

PBS suspends Tavis Smiley's show amid misconduct claims

Baby formula recalled worldwide after salmonella scare


Alpine skiing: Women's combined called off due to fog

ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - The opening women's combined race of the World Cup season was called off after the first of the two legs on Friday because of fog.

Lawmaker called out for heterosexual rant

Conservative Pennsylvania state representative Daryl Metcalfe proclaimed his heterosexuality during a committee meeting after being touched on the arm by a male colleague.

Trump's planned visit to civil rights museum called an affront to the movement

President Donald Trump will travel to Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Lakers to enforce so-called 'LaVar Ball rule'

There's now at least one less place to interview LaVar Ball.


Turkey hopes gold trader Zarrab will 'turn back from mistake', PM says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday he hoped a gold trader cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in the trial of a Turkish banker will "turn back from his mistake", saying the Iran sanctions-related case targeted Turkey and its economy.

The guy who took down Trump's Twitter account says it was 'a mistake'


Mexico creates marine reserve around islands called 'Galapagos of North America'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area.


Strike called in Bangladesh over power price rise on day pope arrives

DHAKA (Reuters) - Several small opposition parties in Bangladesh have called for a half-day strike on Thursday against a power tariff increase, which could cause traffic chaos in the congested capital as Pope Francis arrives for a three-day visit.

Argentina: Missing sub called out 7 times

The crew of a missing Argentine military submarine tried contacting naval bases seven times, Argentina's Defense Ministry said.


BRIEF-‍U.S. CPSC says Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

* ‍U.S. CPSC says Arctic Cat recalled about 300 recreational off-highway vehicles & 3,000 winch accessory kits due to fire hazard​

Murdoch reportedly called about buying CNN

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Big City: Road Rage, Then a Shot. For a Police Officer, It is Called Self-Defense

The jury’s acquittal of an off-duty officer who shot and killed an unarmed man shows how much leeway we give law enforcement authorities when it comes to using force.


BRIEF-U.S. FDA clears a complete blood cell count test called XW-100 Automated Hematology Analyzer

* U.S. Food and Drug Administration says cleared a complete blood cell count test called XW-100 Automated Hematology Analyzer


Sprint shares plunge after T-Mobile merger talks called off

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp's shares fell more than 13 percent on Monday after the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier called off merger talks with T-Mobile US Inc and a wireless partnership with cable company Altice USA failed to appease investors.

Travel and Vacations

Puerto Rico on Her Mind: How to Help a Stricken Island Called Home

Many loyal visitors to the Caribbean, including this writer, plan to travel to their island getaways, eager to help out, if only with their tourism dollars.

Stelter: Troubling that an employee can mess with Trump's account

A Twitter employee on his or her last day at work briefly shut down President Trump's verified @realDonaldTrump account, according to Twitter. CNN's Brian Stelter has more.

James Comey's upcoming book is called 'A Higher Loyalty'

Former FBI director Comey, who was fired by Trump who demanded his loyalty, has titled his upcoming book "A Higher Loyalty"

Improvements to recently launched ICBM are forcing officials to recalculate the timing of a threat to US


The Interpreter: Manhattan Attack Is Called Terrorism. What About Vegas?

The authorities were quick to brand the Manhattan bike path attack terrorism. But the term has become about much more than just defining an attack.

Holocaust and the Nazi Era

A Train Called Anne Frank? German Railway Plan Prompts Outcry

The young diarist, deported by rail to a concentration camp, was among 25 names shortlisted for new high-speed trains.

'Kill them all' -- Russian-linked Facebook accounts called for violence

Facebook accounts run by Russian trolls repeatedly called for violence against different social and political groups in the U.S., including police officers, Black Lives Matter activists and undocumented immigrants.


Singapore minister says he is prepared to become next PM if called upon

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - One of the contenders to be Singapore's next leader on Monday said he had an obligation to be ready to take on the job.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Troubling Turn in Afghan War: Taliban Profits Soar by Making Heroin

The Taliban have begun refining opium on their own, rather than exporting the raw ingredients, giving the militants even less reason to negotiate.

Sexual Harassment

‘I Called the Police Last Week’: After Weinstein Reports, Women Take Action

Hundreds of readers shared their stories of the ripple effects, big and small, of the Weinstein coverage.

Barack Obama called for jury duty in Illinois

Barack Obama has fulfilled his civic duty as president. Now comes another role as a citizen: jury duty.


Ancient Papua New Guinea skull called oldest-known tsunami victim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mysterious partial skull unearthed in Papua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species now turns out to have another unique distinction. Scientists believe it belongs to the oldest-known human tsunami victim.


Protests called after Porto court agrees woman's adultery was factor in attack

LISBON (Reuters) - A women's rights group has called a rally to protest against a Portuguese court ruling that upheld a light sentence for a woman's attackers on the grounds they may have been driven to it by her adultery, an offence punishable with death in the Bible.

'Trump' football sign called racist

A high school football sign in West Virginia featuring President Trump's name drew controversy and was called "sickening racism" by an employee of a predominantly African-American school. The students who drew the sign say they were not intending to offend anyone.


Global Health: The Long War on Polio, as Recalled by Its Generals

“Coffee With Polio Experts” videos may be amateurish, but they are full of insights explaining why polio eradication has been such a struggle.

Trump pick for environmental post called belief in global warming a 'kind of paganism'

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the White House senior adviser for environmental policy in 2016 described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites."

Gold Star widow: I wish Trump had called me

Gold Star widow Whitney Hunter says she was told to expect a phone call from President Trump after her husband was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, but that call did not come.

Another Gold Star widow: I wish Trump had called me

Gold Star widow Whitney Hunter says she was told to expect a call from President Trump within a few days, but the call never came.


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Trump: Ask John Kelly whether Obama called after his son was killed in action

President Donald Trump, in defense of his claim that President Barack Obama didn't call the loved ones of fallen soldiers, floated the idea Tuesday that reporters ask his chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, whether Obama called him after his son died in Afghanistan.


Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders as protests called

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners, as their detention looked set to reignite secessionist protests.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Contributor: Tech’s Troubling New Trend: Diversity Is in Your Head

If the goal can be achieved by hiring a group of 12 white male employees, you can guess who will remain left out.

Desertion (Military)

Bowe Bergdahl, Called a ‘Traitor’ by President Trump, Pleads Guilty

Sergeant Bergdahl left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for about five years. He was released in 2014 in a prisoner swap.

Tillerson won't say if he called Trump a 'moron'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday again refused to say whether he called President Donald Trump a "moron" following a meeting at the Pentagon this past summer.

Trump's 'so-called judge' to hear contraceptive mandate case

The federal judge who President Donald Trump called a "so-called judge" after temporarily blocking the travel ban may help decide the fate of yet another Trump administration mandate.

Trump says he called Schumer on health care

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he called Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday to talk about reviving health care legislation.


Another Storm, This One Called Nate, Takes Aim at Gulf Coast

Harvey, Irma, Maria and now Nate. This storm, not as strong as the others, is expected to hit the northern Gulf Coast late Saturday or early Sunday.

Trump says Mexico's president called to thank him for quake aid

Tillerson: Report that I called Trump a moron is 'nonsense'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered effusive praise for President Donald Trump's approach to the world on Wednesday after reports of a rift between the President and his chief diplomat.

Who called and threatened a mosque?


S.Korea's ex-president Park to be called as witness in Samsung heir's appeal

* Samsung heir Lee to appear when appeal arguments begin Oct. 12

Red Cross called for heroes, and ham radio operators answered

The phone call from the Red Cross came in late Friday night, just as the full scale of Hurricane Maria's calamity began taking shape.

Congressman just called his female colleagues 'eye candy'

Rep. Mark Walker, the chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee, described female members of the group as the committee's "eye candy" during a press conference Tuesday morning.

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un Called Trump a ‘Dotard.’ How Harsh Is That Burn?

An obscure insult from North Korea’s leader inspires dictionary searches and online jokes


Cans of 'Death Wish' coffee recalled over possible toxin

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin.


BRIEF-Ralphs Grocery introduces pre-measured prepared meal kits called Prep+Pared

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Australia pushes ahead with refugee deal that Trump called 'stupid'

The Australian refugee deal that US President Donald Trump once derided as "stupid" and "horrible" is happening.

It's been called the 'Hawaii of China,' but it may be the new Dubai

The dancing begins almost as soon as the sun sets on Sanya, in southern Hainan.

Vatican diplomat in US recalled to Rome amid child porn investigation

A Vatican diplomat in Washington has been recalled to Rome after the US State Department notified the Holy See of "a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images."

NYT: Trump told Sessions to resign, called him an 'idiot'

New York Times' Maggie Haberman speaks with Jake Tapper about a cotentious meeting between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Report: Trump told Sessions he should resign and called him an idiot

President Donald Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions an "idiot" to his face and said he should resign in May, The New York Times reported Thursday.


Iraqi Kurdish referendum 'historic mistake': Turkey

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Thursday welcomed an Iraqi parliament move to reject a referendum on Kurdish independence.

Model with vitiligo: Kids called him 'zebra, burnt lips, giraffe'

Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues

Intel’s $1.3 Billion Antitrust Fine in Europe Is Called Into Question

The Court of Justice of the European Union is sending the case back to a lower court, a decision that bodes well for technology companies facing competition inquiries.


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* WSFS Financial Corp - ‍announced that it has called $55.0 million of senior debt with a coupon rate of 6.25%.​

Trump appointee says it was hackers who called Obama's mom a 'w@!re'

President Donald Trump's appointee to a Department of Energy post says inflammatory comments that appeared to have been made by him online were the result of "cyber attacks and Internet crimes" committed against him over the past several years by "imposters in social media."

Le Carre, John

Books of The Times: George Smiley and Other Old Friends Return in John le Carré’s ‘A Legacy of Spies’

In le Carré’s new novel, the children of some of his best-known characters have grown up and demand justice.


Kabul mosque attack: four-year-old called to safety

KABUL (Reuters) - A four-year-old boy photographed in a Kabul mosque last week as police desperately tried to call him to safety during an attack by Islamic State gunmen is back with his family but still suffering nightmares, his father said.


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Gorka's credentials called into question

Sebastian Gorka, a top counterterrorism adviser to Donald Trump, may be the next to go following Steve Bannon's White House departure. CNN's Drew Griffin reports on Gorka's credentials as a so-called "expert" on terrorism.

Mayor says Trump still hasn't called

The Charlottesville, Virginia, Mayor Michael Signer told CNN's Anderson Cooper that President Trump has not called him since the violent white supremacist protests.


UPDATE 1-Ex-Pemex CEO called before prosecutors over alleged Odebrecht bribes

MEXICO CITY, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Mexico's attorney general's office has called a close former aide of President Enrique Pena Nieto to respond to accusations he was involved in Brazilian builder Odebrecht's corruption scandal, a lawyer for the aide said.

He also called then-candidate Trump a demagogue

After racial violence tore through Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, the city's mayor, Michael Signer, emerged as a national voice expressing outrage at white supremacists and President Donald Trump's reluctance to call out extremists.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Suspect in Charlottesville Attack Had Displayed Troubling Behavior

Family members, acquaintances and internet postings suggested that James Alex Fields Jr. had gone mostly unnoticed, even as he seemingly trafficked in radical views.

Charlottesville (Va)

Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Called ‘a Strong Woman’

Her supervisor said that Ms. Heyer, a paralegal, was a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised and was often moved to tears by injustice.

Man found dead in elevator a month after he called for help

Isaak Komisarchik, 82, was last seen alive on July 5.

US B-1 bombers ready if called upon by Trump

Shortly after tweeting the US military was "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely," President Donald Trump returned to Twitter on Friday to emphasize his point by retweeting images of US B-1 bombers currently stationed in Guam.

Refugee rescue boat called to aid anti-migrant craft

A pro-migrant organization's boat was called upon to rescue a vessel used by the anti-immigrant Defend Europe group Friday.

US destroyer route called 'provocation' by China

A maritime dispute in the South China Sea flared up on Thursday when a US destroyer sailed near man-made island claimed by China, a move Beijing labeled a "provocation" and the United States called appropriate under international law.


Facebook to launch redesign of video tab, called 'Watch'

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it plans to redesign how people watch videos on the world's largest social network and it announced plans for a slate of new exclusive shows covering subjects such as sports, travel and cooking.


A year after Olympics, Brazil's army called to quell violence in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The deployment of 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro last week and the funeral on Monday for an unborn baby killed in one of numerous shootouts there were not part of Brazil's plan for marking the one-year anniversary of the Olympic Games held in the city.


Chinese academic who called Mao a 'devil' says he was sacked

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese professor who called the founder of modern China Mao Zedong a "devil" on social media said on Friday he had been sacked by a prominent Beijing university.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Called New Hampshire a ‘Drug-Infested Den,’ Drawing the Ire of Its Politicians

Mr. Trump made the comment in a conversation with the president of Mexico in January, according to a transcript of the call published on Thursday.

LIVE UPDATES: He called New Hampshire a 'drug-infested den'

Trump's phone call history called into question

In President Donald Trump's telling, officials from Mexico City to Boy Scouts headquarters are lighting up his phone line with praise. CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down these claims.

Archaeology and Anthropology

Roman Ruins Found in France Are Called ‘Exceptional’

The ruins were uncovered near the southwestern city of Vienne and have been called “probably the most exceptional find from the Roman era in years.”

President says leaders of Mexico and Boy Scouts called to praise him. They say they didn't.

In President Donald Trump's telling, officials from Mexico City to Boy Scouts headquarters are lighting up his phone line with praise.

Trump's pick for USDA chief scientist called progressives 'race traders'

Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist, maintained a now-defunct blog for years in which he accused progressives of "enslaving" minorities, called black leaders "race traders," and labeled former President Barack Obama a "Maoist" with "communist" roots.

Merit-based system called un-American

CNN global affairs analyst Tony Blinken says President Trump's new proposed immigration system hurts the economy and is un-American.

Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled

Nearly 275,000 iPhone cases that contain glitter suspended in liquid are being recalled after reports of leakage that caused burns and skin irritation.

Kelly called Comey to express anger over firing, sources say

New White House chief of staff John Kelly was so upset with how President Donald Trump handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey that Kelly called Comey afterward and said he was considering resigning, according to two sources familiar with a conversation between Kelly and Comey.


'Smiley face' rakes in big bucks for creator

LONDON (Reuters) - It's the multi-million dollar smile known and used the world over.

News and News Media

Sunday Times of London Op-Ed Called Anti-Semitic Is Removed From Website

The column, by Kevin Myers, an Irish journalist, was framed as an attack on a campaign by women to close the pay gap at the BBC.

Column is called anti-Semitic, deleted

The editors of London's Sunday Times and the newspaper's Irish edition have apologized after publishing an article Sunday suggesting that two well-known British TV and radio presenters were paid more than other women because they were Jewish.


Smiley faces to rolling eyes: Where do all those emojis come from?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cheery Hi-5, a snobbish Poop and a conflicted Meh have starring roles in the animated "The Emoji Movie," which imagines a world inside cellphones where emojis rebel against portraying just one emotion all their lives.


Bitfinex says miners to create chain called Bitcoin Cash

(Reuters) - Hong Kong-based digital currency exchange Bitfinex said on Thursday that a minority of bitcoin miners would be "forking" to create a new version of bitcoin called Bitcoin Cash on Aug. 1.

McCain: 'I think they realize they made a mistake'

Sen. John McCain said Thursday the White House is realizing it made a mistake when President Trump announced a ban preventing transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces without first consulting the military.


Al Aqsa Mosque Boycott Is Called Off After Israel Removes Security Measures

Muslim leaders said the faithful could resume praying at the holy site in Jerusalem after the last traces of new infrastructure were cleared.


Germany's ZF recently held takeover talks with Wabco -WSJ

BERLIN, July 25 (Reuters) - German engineering company and auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen was recently in advanced takeover talks with U.S. commercial vehicle parts supplier Wabco Holdings before they broke down, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The senator, recently diagnosed with brain cancer, will be on hand for critical vote

Sen. John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will make a dramatic return to the Senate Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation.

Race and Ethnicity

He Called the School Board Racist. Now, He’s Joined It.

As a high school student, Courtney Carson was at the heart of a racial debate that drew national attention. He’s now trying to improve his hometown.

Congressman: Kushner confirms news Trump called 'fake'

Democratic Congressman Jim Himes said, what the President has been calling 'fake news' has been confirmed time and time again in an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota.

Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of shooting of woman who called 911

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned Friday, according to a news release from Mayor Betsy Hodges. City police have been under fire recently because an officer shot and killed a woman who called officers to investigate a disturbance near her residence.

Scaramucci once called Trump a 'hack politician'

Anthony Scaramucci once called then presidential candidate Donald Trump a "hack politician" who is "anti-American." Now he is the Trump administration's communications director.

Coffee recalled for undeclared Viagra-like ingredient

A Texas-based coffee company voluntarily recalled coffee containing an ingredient similar to what's in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, the US Food and Drug Administration announced. After an FDA laboratory confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil in the grounds, Bestherbs Coffee LLC recalled all New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee.


Australian woman shot in Minneapolis called twice to report an assault

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Shortly before she was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, Justine Damond made two 911 calls to help a nearby woman she thought was possibly being sexually assaulted, according to transcripts released on Wednesday by police.


Samsung Elec to recover rare metals from recalled Note 7s

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it plans to recover 157 tonnes' worth of rare metals from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in a bid to minimize the environmental impact of the fire-prone devices.


Millions of pounds of hot dogs recalled in U.S. after bone pieces found

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York meat processor is recalling more than 7 million pounds of hot dogs and sausages mostly under the Sabrett brand name after consumers complained about finding small pieces of bone in some of the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Saturday.

Sabrett hot dogs recalled over pieces of bone

Millions of pounds of Sabrett hot dogs and sausages -- as well as similar foods sold under other popular brand names -- have been recalled after customers reported small pieces of bone and cartilage in some of the foods, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.

Why this is called the world's greenest airport

With air traffic increasing worldwide each year, finding ways to make aviation more environmentally friendly has become crucial.

Aides can now be called on by Mueller's investigators

A scramble by White House aides to respond to the brewing controversy over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer may have exposed those aides to special counsel scrutiny.

Cillizza: The 6 most troubling parts of Don Jr.'s email exchange

Donald Trump Jr, minutes before The New York Times published a story detailing emails he sent and received regarding a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, released the email chain himself via Twitter on Tuesday.

Cillizza: The 6 most troubling parts of Don Jr's email exchange

Donald Trump Jr, minutes before The New York Times published a story detailing emails he sent and received regarding a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, released the email chain himself via Twitter on Tuesday.


U.S. says 2.7 million additional Takata air bag inflators to be recalled

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that new testing is prompting Takata Corp to declare 2.7 million air bag inflators defective in Ford Motor Co , Nissan Motor Co and Mazda Motor Corp vehicles.


UPDATE 1-U.S. says 2.7 mln additional Takata air bag inflators to be recalled

WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that new testing is prompting Takata Corp to declare 2.7 million air bag inflators defective in Ford Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co and Mazda Motor Corp vehicles.


U.S. says 2.7 million additional Takata inflators to be recalled

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that new testing is prompting Takata Corp to declare 2.7 million air bag inflators defective in Ford Motor Co , Nissan Motor Co and Mazda Motor Corp vehicles.


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Your Money: Smiley faces ease the pain of asking friends for money

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asking friends or family for money can be awkward, but when you can do it with a smiley face and a winged dollar bill, it seems to make it better.

Clif Bars recalled over possible nuts

Three Clif Bar products are being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts in the products, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.


BRIEF-Vivus announces settlement with Actavis on Qsymia patent litigation

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BRIEF-Dryships believes recently filed derivative lawsuit, motion for temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction are without merit

* Dryships inc. Believes that recently filed derivative lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to suspend further issuances of common shares below a certain price are without merit

Fireworks recalled days before July 4

TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks are supposed to emit colorful smoke. They are not supposed to explode.

Opinion: Obama's weak responses to Trump are troubling

The contrast could not be more extreme: a loud, pushy, anti-intellectual President Donald Trump versus a soft-spoken, recessive, philosophical former president, Barack Obama. The difference has become especially glaring in recent days, with Trump repeatedly breaking the tradition of a new president refraining from dissing his predecessor.

New York Yankees

Yankee Stadium Charity Is Called Into Question

A fund created by the Yankees as an olive branch to the communities around the stadium has disbursed millions. But some of that money has gone elsewhere.

Trump admits he called GOP health bill 'mean'

President Donald Trump admitted that he called the House GOP's health care bill "mean" during an interview with Fox News.


Agrium-Potash merged company to be called Nutrien

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 21 (Reuters) - Canadian fertilizer producers Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc, which are seeking regulator approval to merge, said on Wednesday that the combined company would be called Nutrien.

Everest height called into question

Did Mount Everest shrink after Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake? Has it lost a few meters of snow cover due to global warming? Is it getting taller due to shifting continental plates?


Hedge fund called 'greedy bastards' by Whole Foods CEO would make $300 million on sale

(Editor's Note: please be advised that headline and paragraph 7 contain language that some readers may find offensive)


Hedge fund called 'greedy bastards' by Whole Foods CEO would make $300 mln on sale

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - Jana Partners, the hedge fund that Whole Foods Market Inc Chief Executive John Mackey lambasted as "greedy bastards," stands to make roughly $300 million from the sale of the grocery chain to Inc .

Spaghetti and meatballs recalled

About 717,338 pounds of Conagra brands spaghetti and meatball products, including Chef Boyardee, are being recalled, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says.

Cillizza: The weirdest part came when he called on each Cabinet secretary for comment

Leave it to Donald Trump to reinvent the Cabinet meeting.

Comey: Lynch asked for Clinton investigation to be called a 'matter'

Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch requested he call the Clinton investigation a "matter," partially leading to his decision to make his now-famous statement about the results of that investigation.

Cillizza: So far, Trump's been called a liar 5 times

In the first hour of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill about the nature and details of his relationship with President Donald Trump, he's already called the president a "liar" twice.

Castaneda, Estrella

Queens Man Convicted of Killing Girlfriend and Her Daughter, Whom He Called Witches

Carlos Amarillo could receive life without parole in the 2014 killings of his girlfriend and her daughter after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder.

Cillizza: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been the President's most loyal friend -- until recently

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was once Donald Trump's truest, most loyal friend -- the first major backer of the billionaire's presidential campaign and a major ally for his get-tough policies on immigration.


Lawyer for RBS investors wants trial over 2008 rights issue called off

LONDON (Reuters) - A lawyer for shareholders in RBS , who are suing the bank over losses related to its 2008 rights issue, has asked a London High Court judge to call off a trial because a majority of investors had agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

22,000 pounds of beef recalled amid E. coli fears

More than 22,000 pounds of beef are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.

One of the London Bridge attackers appeared in a documentary called 'The Jihadis Next Door'

Frozen tuna recalled due to hepatitis A contamination

Frozen yellowfin tuna is being recalled due to hepatitis A contamination, and the US Food and Drug Administration is investigating.


Alleged killer of Boston toddler called her 'demon,' mother testifies

BOSTON (Reuters) - The man accused of murdering a 2-1/2-year-old girl whose body was found on a Boston beach in 2015, sparking a months-long search for her identity, called the child a "demon" after punching her to death, the girl's mother said on Friday.

Trump called Manila a 'terrorist attack' but ...

Just after 3:30 p.m. ET, on Thursday, President Donald Trump appeared in the Rose Garden to announce the U.S. would formally withdraw from the Paris climate accords. But, before he got to that, Trump spoke about an ongoing story out of the Philippines.


Most of 46 million recalled Takata inflators in U.S. not fixed: U.S. senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 65 percent of 46.2 million recalled Takata Corp airbag inflators in the United States have not been repaired, a U.S. senator said on Thursday, urging automakers to speed up the pace of repairs.


UPDATE 1-Most of 46 mln recalled Takata inflators in U.S. not fixed -U.S. senator

WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - More than 65 percent of 46.2 million recalled Takata Corp airbag inflators in the United States have not been repaired, a U.S. senator said on Thursday, urging automakers to speed up the pace of repairs.


BRIEF-Sears Holdings ‍​recently aware of security incident involving unauthorized credit card activity at some Kmart stores - Spokesman

* Sears holdings ‍​recently aware of security incident involving unauthorized credit card activity following certain customer purchases at some kmart stores - spokesman

Sen. McCain called China a 'bully'

Sen. John McCain criticized Trump's foreign policy and called China a "bully" during a speech in Sydney.

Nuts recalled for possible listeria contamination

Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts and Ava's Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted are the subject of unrelated recalls for possible listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.


BRIEF-Taubman Centers says board members, management recently engaged in "in-depth" discussions with many shareholders

* Taubman Centers Inc says members of Taubman board and senior management have recently engaged in "in-depth" discussions with many of shareholders


British police lift cordon after bomb squad called to Wigan

LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing said they had lifted a cordon and allowed residents to return home on Thursday after bomb disposal experts were called to an address in the nearby town of Wigan.


Trump says intelligence leaks 'deeply troubling'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump vowed on Thursday to bring anyone caught leaking U.S. intelligence to justice after British police stopped sharing information about the Manchester suicide bombing with the United States.


BRIEF-Kroger has recalled Kroger Dessert Cups -yellow sponge cake

* Has recalled Kroger Dessert Cups -yellow sponge cake (6.5 oz., 6 pack) sold in retail stores because it contains undeclared milk

Books and Literature

Talk: Janet Mock Struggles With Being Called a ‘Trans Advocate’

The author on giving young people life advice and what she learned from sex work.

Aaron Hernandez requested cellmate he called 'my heart'

Aaron Hernandez, the late New England Patriots player found dead last month in prison, made several requests to be moved to another part of the lockup and be bunked with other inmates, including one he called his "heart."


BRIEF-Salix, Valeant and Actavis agree to stay outstanding litigation

* Statement regarding XiFaxan intellectual property litigation


BRIEF-Colgate-Palmolive CEO recently signaled he would be open to selling co- NY Post

* Colgate-Palmolive CEO signaled he would be open to selling co for $100/share at meeting with institutional investors in recent weeks - NY Post Source text : Further company coverage:


Cholera strikes Yemen's Sanaa; state of emergency called

DUBAI (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 115 people in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the local Saba news agency said, after authorities on Sunday declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and called for international help to avert disaster.

Frozen burritos recalled over listeria fears

A company in New Mexico is recalling about 253,000 pounds of frozen burritos in four states over fears of listeria contamination.


Mexico says called Trump's bluff when he eyed NAFTA exit

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Thursday it had called U.S. President Donald Trump's bluff over his suggestion he only decided to stay in the North American Free Trade Agreement as a favor to the leaders of Mexico and Canada after they asked him to renegotiate the deal.

Schumer: This is part of troubling pattern

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the firing on FBI Director James Comey troubling and called on the appointment of a special prosecutor to continue the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US election.

Carmel (Calif)

San Diego Police Wonder Why Teenager Called 911 Before They Shot Him

The police say officers answering the call fatally shot the 15-year-old on Saturday in a school parking lot after he refused to drop a BB gun he was holding.

Sausage recalled because of plastic

Chicken sausage products that might contain bits of plastic are being recalled by Perdue, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.

Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles recalled

A New Jersey food company is recalling Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, frozen waffles and frozen French toast over fears of listeria contamination. Pinnacle Foods' voluntary recall issued Friday night affects products distributed in the United States and Mexico, and does not include Aunt Jemima dry mixes and syrups, the company said.


BRIEF-Alcobra provides update on cancellation of extraordinary meeting called by Brosh Group

* Alcobra provides update on cancellation of extraordinary meeting called by Brosh Group

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: My So-Called (Instagram) Life

When the person you’re trying to be on social media takes over the person you are in real life, it can be hard to break character.

Recalls and Bans of Products

Canadian Drinkers, Listen: Too-Potent Batch of Gin Is Recalled

Officials urged consumers to return affected Bombay Sapphire bottles or discard them, even though the 154-proof contents aren’t “unsafe to drink.’’

Gin recalled for having too much alcohol

Canadian health authorities have launched a nationwide recall of Bombay Sapphire gin after bottles containing nearly double the advertised amount of alcohol were discovered.


No cause for alarm about Queen Elizabeth and Philip after royal staff called to meeting: source

LONDON (Reuters) - There is no cause for alarm about the welfare of Queen Elizabeth or her husband Prince Philip after all senior royal staff were summoned to a meeting at Buckingham Palace, a well-placed source told Reuters on Thursday.

Royal staff called to London for meeting

Staff working for the British Royal Family have been summoned to a meeting in London, according to a royal source.

Dog food recalled over euthanasia drug concerns

If you have a couple of cans of Party Animal dog food in the house, you may want to pull them out and take a close look at the label.

White House's decision-making on Flynn is troubling

We learned two important things on Tuesday in relation to the ongoing investigation into Russian attempts to meddle with the 2016 election:

Cummings: Classified Flynn docs 'troubling'

Ranking House Oversight Committee member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) calls the information contained in classified documents about former national security adviser Michael Flynn "troubling," and blasts the White House's refusal to release the documents.

Jalapeno-flavored chips recalled over Salmonella fear

Frito-Lay is recalling two jalapeño-flavored potato chip products over fears of Salmonella contamination.


Tesla has recalled 53,000 of its Model S, Model X cars

April 20 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has recalled 53,000 of its Model S and Model X cars for parking brake issue, according to a statement on its website on Thursday.

Deportation case to be heard by federal judge repeatedly called out over Trump University case

DREAMer case to be heard by federal judge of Mexican heritage who was called out over handling of Trump University case


Arctic seas called 'dead end' for plastic floating from U.S., Europe

OSLO (Reuters) - The Arctic is a dead end for floating plastic waste dumped in the Atlantic Ocean off Europe and the United States and swept north by ocean currents to a polar graveyard, scientists said on Wednesday.

Accuser: He called me hot chocolate

Lisa Bloom, the attorney representing the women accusing Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment, says a woman who wishes to remain anonymous said O'Reilly used to call her "hot chocolate."

Why Theresa May called a snap election

Teething tablets recalled

Hyland's baby teething tablets have been recalled, the FDA announced. The tablets contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids.