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Trump Hands Out ‘Fake News Awards,’ Sans the Red Carpet

President Trump made good on his promise to honor the media’s “most corrupt & biased,” delivering his awards in a blog post.

Clifford, Stephanie nytimes.com

More Details Emerge About Trump’s Relationship With Porn Star

In Touch published excerpts from its 2011 interview with Stephanie Clifford, in which she details her first encounter with Donald Trump.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

With Trump’s Visit to Pennsylvania, G.O.P. Scrambles to Save a House Seat

President Trump will fly in to the southwestern Pennsylvania district vacated by a scandal-tarred Republican, hoping to bolster the flagging campaign of his handpicked successor.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Farmers Capital Bank Reports Q4 Adjusted Net Income Of $0.59 Per Share

* FARMERS CAPITAL BANK CORPORATION ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS

Roman Catholic Church nytimes.com

Sex Abuse Case Shadows Pope Francis’ Visit to Peru

Prosecutors say that Luis Fernando Figari, who led a powerful all-male Catholic organization, perpetrated sexual and physical abuse. He moved to Rome in 2015.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What We Can Learn From ‘S-Hole Countries’

African nations are ahead of the U.S. in some respects.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Chance to Save American Steel

Cheap imports are becoming a threat to national security. He has the tools to respond. Will he use them?

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Chief of Staff Calls Trump’s Campaign Wall Promises ‘Not Fully Informed’

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday that President Trump’s campaign promises have “evolved” on immigration.

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History shows that a government shutdown would have severe consequences for the party in control

If House Republicans can't find a way to wrangle their always-fractious conference to support legislation that would avoid a government shutdown by Friday night, they are likely to bear the brunt of the blame for the closure and pay a serious political price as well.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

A deadly stabbing in a small German town has become Exhibit A for those arguing that Germany’s migration policy has increased the risk of violent crime.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Letters: ‘Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone’

A year into Trump’s presidency, we asked his voters for a progress report.

Endeavor Agency nytimes.com

‘Fire and Fury’ May Be Coming to a Screen Near You

Endeavor Content has acquired the rights to Michael Wolff’s No. 1 best-selling book. But no TV network or film studio is attached to the project.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.

healthNews reuters.com

Most states don’t require that kids be checked for health issues

(Reuters Health) - - Most U.S. states don’t require that children be screened for health conditions that can affect learning, according to new research supported by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF).

Gold nytimes.com

Beyoncé Is Bonkers for This Woman’s Lace Jewelry

Monika Knutsson salvages delicate heirloom material, plunges pieces of it into silver or gold, and sells the results to an eager clientele.

businessNews reuters.com

'Just Hit Budget!' bankers at RBS restructuring unit told during crisis: memo

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland staff helping small firms to restructure debt during the financial crisis were given a list of ways to squeeze more money from struggling clients and told to "Just Hit Budget!", a memo released on Wednesday showed.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer told jurors over the defendant's objections that the man had carried out the shootings.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Arizona’s G.O.P. Senators Assail Trump for His Attacks on the Press

Senator Jeff Flake called President Trump a “figure of suspicion” for his attacks on the press as John McCain called on Congress to protect journalists.

Theater nytimes.com

Fighting for Native Americans, in Court and Onstage

In her new play “Sovereignty,” Mary Kathryn Nagle brings together her legal activism and her family history.

Theater nytimes.com

New York Has Its ‘Jerry Springer’ Moment, With Arias and Dancing

With a reality TV star in the White House and ’90s nostalgia in full flower, the controversial 2003 musical about the famed talk show host arrives.

businessNews reuters.com

Bank of America net profit slumps on $2.9 billion tax charge, adjusted income beats

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's net profit nearly halved compared with a year earlier as it booked a $2.9 billion charge stemming from the new federal tax law although it beat analysts' estimates when adjusted for the charge.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Points International 2017 Gross Profit And Adjusted EBITDA Expected To Be Near High End Of Prior Guidance

* POINTS INTERNATIONAL LTD. REPORTS STRONG PRELIMINARY FULL YEAR 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Lessons From Montecito’s Neighbor

Wednesday: La Conchita looks back, the Perris horror, a code of conduct for models, hospitals erect surge tents for flu, and East Coast pot rumblings.

businessNews reuters.com

BofA net profit slumps on $2.9 billion tax charge, adjusted income beats

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's net profit nearly halved compared with a year earlier as it booked a $2.9 billion charge stemming from the new federal tax law although it beat analysts' estimates when adjusted for the charge.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Kim Jones to Exit Louis Vuitton, Reviving Speculation About What’s Next

As the churn atop fashion houses reaches a new frenzy, the men’s wear designer is being touted for top spots at Burberry and Versace.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

‘Your Visa Is Approved,’ They Were Told. And Then It Wasn’t.

The State Department notified hundreds of Yemenis they could enter the United States, but when the travel ban went into effect, they were rejected.

Anger (Emotion) nytimes.com

Feature: I Used to Insist I Didn’t Get Angry. Not Anymore.

On female rage.

Mobile Applications nytimes.com

State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

Apple gave us the modern smartphone. Now, it can create a new take on the device by encouraging us to use it more deliberately — and a lot less.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Talk: Kevin O’Leary Is Unmoved by Your Tears

The “Shark Tank” star on running for office in Canada, not glamorizing entrepreneurship and whether his co-stars deserve to burn in hell for being too nice.

Noah, Trevor (1984- ) nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Is Skeptical About Trump’s Health Report

The White House physician on Tuesday said President Trump was in excellent health, physically and mentally. That was not the news Mr. Noah had expected.

Toronto Islands (Toronto, Ontario) nytimes.com

Toronto Journal: Shivering? That’s for City Folk. For Islanders, Ice Time Is Play Time.

A small and hardy group of Torontonians lives on island parkland in the middle of North America’s fourth-largest city, with coyotes and ice boats.

environmentNews reuters.com

Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? ... No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

(Reuters) - A bright meteor briefly swept across the sky over parts of the U.S. Midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said, and then caused a powerful explosion that rattled homes and onlookers.

Global Warming nytimes.com

Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel

The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board have jointly resigned in protest of Trump administration policies.

Cuomo, Andrew M nytimes.com

Cuomo’s Congestion Pricing for New York City Begins to Take Shape

The governor ruled out new bridge tolls in favor of creating a geographic zone where drivers would be charged fees depending on their vehicle and the time of day.

Gymnastics nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: The Center of U.S. Gymnastics’ Success Is Now a Haunted House

Athletes have said that they were sexually abused by the team doctor at the national training center in Texas, and Simone Biles said she dreads returning there. She shouldn’t have to.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to President Trump’s Comments on Immigration

Writers from across the political spectrum on the president’s immigration preferences and what role ethnicity should play in policymaking.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

G.O.P. Weighs Children’s Health Insurance as Lure for Averting Shutdown

With no immigration deal in sight, Republicans are eyeing a stopgap bill to keep the government open past Friday, sweetening it with an extension of the child health program.

Illegal Immigration nytimes.com

Fearing DACA’s Return May Be Brief, Immigrants Rush to Renew

With the government temporarily blocked from ending the immigration program, some lined up to file applications before circumstances changed again.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

Detainees nytimes.com

Editorial: Donald Trump vs. Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners

A new legal challenge represents the sharpest test yet at the prison of America’s commitment to fundamental principles of due process.

Television nytimes.com

Review: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Is Fashionable, but Flat

The second installment of FX’s “American Crime Story” series is occasionally about Mr. Versace, but is more focused on his murderer, Andrew Cunanan.

Soccer nytimes.com

Morocco Wants to Host the World Cup. Just Don’t Ask for Any Details.

Five months after declaring its interest in hosting the 2026 World Cup, Morocco hasn’t said much about how it proposes to stage the world’s most-watched sporting event.

Budgets and Budgeting nytimes.com

Cuomo Says Budget Will Defend New York Against Trump’s ‘Economic Missile’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled a $168 billion spending plan that called for a raft of ideas to counter President Trump’s tax changes.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: On Artists and Audiences at American Realness

Watching performances at the American Realness festival, our critic was nudged into thinking about artists’ attitude toward audiences.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Doctor Declares Trump’s Health Excellent, With Perfect Score on Cognitive Test

President Trump could benefit from more exercise and losing a few pounds, the presidential physician said after Mr. Trump’s annual physical.

Justice Department nytimes.com

Justice Dept., Fighting to Kill DACA, Asks for Supreme Court Review

The request by the Trump administration for immediate review is an unusual step after a judge ordered the administration to restart the program.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

No state faces more potential harm than California. But as a blue state, it apparently isn’t eligible for the free pass Florida got from drilling.

van Gogh, Vincent nytimes.com

Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

A drawing that the artist made in Paris in 1886 has been recognized by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which researched its history.

Coetzee, J M nytimes.com

CRITIC’s NOTEBOOK: J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood, in Black and White

Newly discovered photographs by the Nobel-winning novelist reveal a South African adolescence shaped by art and apartheid.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Trump’s Harsh Words, Not His Plan for Wall, Dominate Hearing

The secretary of homeland security was quizzed repeatedly about the vulgar word, or words, said to have been uttered by the president describing African countries.

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Killing NAFTA would cost 300,000 US jobs, analysis shows

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Aziz Ansari is either guilty of assault or being just a really bad date

Is Aziz Ansari guilty of assault or of being just a really bad date?

Photography nytimes.com

Q&A: What Obama’s Photographer Learned About Travel

Pete Souza traveled to more than 60 countries as the official White House photographer. He has some great memories — and tips for taking terrific pictures.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

The move marks the first time the special counsel is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of President Trump’s inner circle.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: In Vancouver, a Door to a Parallel Culinary World

Kissa Tanto, a dolled-up setting for Italian food with Japanese influences, is part of a respectful revival in the city’s Chinatown.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Be a money superhero and cosplay on a budget

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you ever happen to run into Burbank’s Mark Chu-Lin, he might not respond if you call out to him by name.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Days After Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm, a New One in Japan

NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, accidentally sent news alerts that North Korea had launched a missile, before quickly correcting the error.

healthNews reuters.com

UK drugs regulator plays down Brexit disruption threat

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's drugs regulator said on Tuesday it would work to minimize disruption caused by the country leaving the European Union and spelt out plans to allay some of the worst fears of pharmaceutical companies.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Vigil for Montecito’s Mudslide Victims

Tuesday: Worries over the rainy season, a prickly first debate in the governor’s race, and the clogged 101.

Ireland nytimes.com

The Memories in Dolores O’Riordan’s Fierce, Fragile Voice

The Cranberries singer fascinated the world, but her success meant something special in Ireland.

sportsNews reuters.com

Subway-themed sports shoes are just the ticket for Berliners

BERLIN (Reuters) - Dozens of sports shoe enthusiasts stormed Adidas stores in Berlin on Tuesday to snatch a pair of shoes launched in collaboration with the public transport network that incorporate the same pattern as the subway's seats, as well as an annual ticket.

sportsNews reuters.com

Olympics: A level playing field, with pebbles

MAUCHLINE, Scotland (Reuters) - Mark Callan recoils at the idea of a Zamboni ever being driven out onto one of his curling sheets.

environmentNews reuters.com

Not just Florida: Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drilling

(Reuters) - The Trump administration's decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state's argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

So You’ve Been Asked to Be a Bridesmaid. Now What?

Being a bridesmaid is a role loaded with expectation and emotion, and it can be tricky to navigate. Here’s how to pull it off.

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Government Shutdown, California, Dolores O’Riordan: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Parasite on the Playground

Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.

Influenza nytimes.com

Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time

Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?

Great Britain nytimes.com

Britain’s N.H.S. in Crisis: ‘We Might Break’

The country’s universal health care system turns 70 this year. But what is its future?

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Europe Edition: Dolores O’Riordan, Baghdad, Romania: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition

Should the last of the church-run Magdalene Laundries for “fallen women” be razed, or should the building in Dublin be saved as a memorial to those who suffered?

Corporate Social Responsibility nytimes.com

DealBook: BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

Laurence Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, the $6 trillion investment firm, plans to tell C.E.O.s in a letter that businesses must serve a social purpose.

Capital Punishment nytimes.com

To Try to Save Client’s Life, a Lawyer Ignored His Wishes. Can He Do That?

The Supreme Court will decide whether Larry English violated his client’s constitutional rights by telling the jury the man killed three people.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

The fight over President Trump’s vulgar comment is exposing divisions in both parties, raising the risk of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences.

George Washington Bridge Scandal (2013) nytimes.com

Editorial: Now Chris Christie Is Just a Bad Memory

His microscopic approval rating, after years of scandal and neglect, is a clear sign that, whatever he thinks, few are sorry to see him go.

False Alarms nytimes.com

Sender of Hawaii’s False Alarm Is Reassigned, but Not Named

A state official says the employee who erred should not pay the price for a system that “made it too easy for a simple mistake to have very serious consequences.”

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

One Year After Women’s March, More Activism but Less Unity

Women’s March Inc., which organized the event in Washington, has encouraged more protests. But a new group is focused on winning elections, especially in red states.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Hipsters Double-Check Their Privilege in ‘Cute Activist’

A new comedy at the Bushwick Starr satirizes 20-somethings, gentrifiers, landlords and activists. In other words, Bushwick.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State

A new bill will close the gap between what our criminal justice system says and what it does.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters

“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Many people use digital assistants for the basics, like the weather forecast or music. It’s a long way from the digital home envisioned by their makers.

Music nytimes.com

Review: Globalfest’s World Music for a Connected World

The 15th edition of the event featured 12 groups, from the Guadeloupean blues of Delgres to the diverse grooves of the Congolese group Jupiter & Okwess.

Opera nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce

The American Dance Platform showcases multiple American companies and idioms including hula, Irish footwork, tap, Lindy, modern and ballet.

Influenza nytimes.com

The New Health Care: Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You

Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.

Cranberries, The (Music Group) nytimes.com

Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies

The singer was 46. There was no immediate information about the cause of death.

healthNews reuters.com

Insurance billing notices threaten young adults’ confidentiality

(Reuters Health) - Young adults can remain on their parents’ health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents.

healthNews reuters.com

Partner's scent eases women’s response to stress

(Reuters Health) - During a stressful time, smelling a partner’s scent might help ease anxiety, a study suggests.

Television nytimes.com

Review: ‘Black Lightning’ Is Pulp With a Purpose

CW’s latest serial has a race-forward sensibility and a reluctant superhero who grapples with heroism’s limits.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

The Stone: Will America Choose King’s Dream or Trump’s Nightmare?

Our greatest civil rights leader was clear: Those who remain silent will also stand accused.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

How a monstrous pact between two countries keeps destroying another one.

Redistricting and Reapportionment nytimes.com

Sidebar: A Case for Math, Not ‘Gobbledygook,’ in Judging Partisan Voting Maps

If courts are to combat voting districts warped by politics, a judge wrote, they must take account of advances in social science.

Newspapers nytimes.com

The Guardian, Britain’s Left-Wing News Power, Goes Tabloid

The British newspaper won a Pulitzer in 2014 and aggressively expanded overseas. But it has had to cut costs as it tries to stem heavy losses.

sportsNews reuters.com

Kizzire prevails in marathon playoff to win Sony Open

(Reuters) - Patton Kizzire outlasted James Hahn over six playoffholes to win the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday for his second win of the PGA Tour season. Kizzire, who entered the day a shot back of the lead, carded a two-under-par 68 that put him tied at the top of the leaderboard on 17-under with Hahn (62). Kizzire, who also won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November, finally came out on top of the playoff with a winning par on the 17th.

Deaths (Obituaries) nytimes.com

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.

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Editorial: Some Bright Hopes for New York’s Schools

The city has trained a generation of highly capable administrators, and some would be excellent candidates for the top job.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: A Fantasy Town Builds a Wall Against Time in ‘Ballyturk’

Enda Walsh’s wild cosmic farce, in which two men act out the life of a fantasy village, finds the aching emptiness in words, words, words.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

‘I’m Not a Racist,’ Trump Says in Denying Vulgar Comment

“I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview, that I can tell you,” President Trump said in Florida.

Blacks nytimes.com

In Trump’s Remarks, Black Churches See a Nation Backsliding

On the day before Martin Luther King’s Birthday, churchgoers said President Trump’s denigration of immigrants was one more turn toward an uglier past in America.

Abbas, Mahmoud nytimes.com

Abbas Calls Oslo Accords Dead and Blasts U.S.: ‘Damn Your Money!’

The Palestinian Authority leader assailed the Trump administration over its handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, vowing to reject American leadership of any peace talks.

Iran nytimes.com

In Iran, Protester ‘Suicides’ Stir Anger and Calls for Accountability

A willingness by members of Iran’s mainstream society to dispute official versions of protester deaths suggest that the fallout may be just beginning.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

On Campus: It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

Half of all college students struggle with food insecurity, which is closely linked to lower graduation rates.

Johnson Sirleaf, Ellen nytimes.com

Liberia President’s Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

Senior members of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party accused her of supporting the opposition candidate George Weah, who is now president-elect.

Holmes, Sherlock (Fictional Character) nytimes.com

It’s Elementary: Sherlockians Take Manhattan

The hundreds of Sherlock Holmes devotees who meet in Manhattan every January are getting younger and less bookish.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Missouri’s Combative Governor, Deep in Scandal, Puts on the Charm

Eric Greitens has found himself politically isolated after reports of an extramarital affair tarnished his image.

Air Pollution nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why China’s Good Environmental Policies Have Gone Wrong

Haste and zeal to please an increasingly authoritarian government have created unexpected problems.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Plane Skids Off Runway in Turkey, Teetering on Water’s Edge

No one was injured, officials said, after the Pegasus Airlines flight “had a runway excursion incident” and its nose ended up feet from the Black Sea.

Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) nytimes.com

‘I’m Running,’ Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?

Mitt Romney’s expected return to politics as the next senator from Utah has set off a debate over whether he should actively counter President Trump.

Television nytimes.com

‘Saturday Night Live,’ With Help From Old Friends, Skewers ‘Morning Joe’

This week’s “S.N.L.” featured cameos from two of its alumni, a workout for the network’s censors and the usual skewering of President Trump.

News and News Media nytimes.com

In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

Last fall, the online giant altered what people in six nations see. Established news sites said their web traffic declined, adding that more bogus stories were shared instead.

Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain nytimes.com

It’s the Ultimate TV Prize: An Unscripted Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, who has never granted an interview, relaxes her longstanding reticence to reminisce on camera about her 1953 coronation.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

The revolution will be ushered in by young guys who are also cryptocurrency millionaires. Oh wait, they may be broke already.

sportsNews reuters.com

Golf: Hoge leads as players put Hawaii missile scare behind them

(Reuters) - Unheralded Tom Hoge birdied the final two holes to take a one-stroke lead after an eventful third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Saturday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Missile false alarm causes panic for PGA Tour players

(Reuters) - Some of the world's top professional golfers were panicked by a false report of an incoming ballistic missile in Hawaii on Saturday, with one hiding under a mattress and another fleeing to the basement of his Honolulu hotel.

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB nytimes.com

H&M Closes Stores in South Africa Amid Protests Over ‘Monkey’ Shirt

Outrage over a photograph of a black child modeling a sweatshirt with the words “coolest monkey in the jungle” led to protests in several cities.

sportsNews reuters.com

Golf: Missile false alarm causes panic for PGA Tour players

(Reuters) - Some of the world's top professional golfers were panicked by a false report of an incoming ballistic missile in Hawaii on Saturday, with one hiding under a mattress and another fleeing to the basement of his Honolulu hotel.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Mark Wahlberg and Agency Will Donate $2 Million to Time’s Up After Outcry Over Pay

The donation will be made in the name of Michelle Williams, Mr. Wahlberg’s co-star in the movie “All the Money in the World,” after an outcry about pay discrepancy in reshoots for the film.

Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament nytimes.com

Editorial: False Alarm Adds to Real Alarm About Trump’s Nuclear Risk

He has proposed increasing the nuclear arsenal and the ways in which it can be used, and is threatening the Iran deal.

topNews reuters.com

U.S. military’s Pacific Command says ballistic missile warning sent in error to Hawaii

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military's Pacific Command said on Saturday there was no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii after an official message was mistakenly sent to Hawaii residents' mobile phones warning them of an imminent attack.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: Guess Who’s Coming to ‘Peanuts’

The introduction, 50 years ago, of a black character into the Schulz comic strip was a major social statement.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

In Trump’s Immigration Remarks, Echoes of a Century-Old Racial Ranking

The president’s vulgar comments about certain countries harken back to complaints about “undesirable nationals” that led to severe restrictions in 1924.

Music nytimes.com

Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

sportsNews reuters.com

Cycling: This year’s Vuelta to be decided in the mountains

MADRID (Reuters) - Tour of Spain organizers are hoping the 2018 race will be decided in the mountains as they unveiled the course for the next edition on Saturday.

Animals nytimes.com

War’s Other Victims: Animals

Over decades, armed conflict has reduced animal populations in Africa more than any other factor, according to new research.

Iran nytimes.com

Iran to Trump: Nuclear Pact Is ‘Not Renegotiable’

Iranian officials were responding to President Trump’s demand that European allies agree to rewrite the 2015 nuclear deal within 120 days or he will kill it.

China nytimes.com

‘Frost Boy’ in China Warms Up the Internet, and Stirs Poverty Debate

A widely shared photograph of an 8-year-old who had icicles in his hair after a 2.8-mile trek to school has become a symbol of the plight of poor rural children.

Costumes nytimes.com

Style Q&A: It’s Time for Another ‘Star Wars’ Best Costume Oscar

The costumer designer for “The Last Jedi,” talks about Oscar snubs, Carrie Fisher and Kylo Ren’s hot pants.

Squid nytimes.com

Trilobites: The Squid That Sink to the Ocean’s Floor When They Die

Some squid sink to the ocean floor when they die, researchers found, and they may take a lot of carbon down there with them.

Tunney, John V. nytimes.com

John V. Tunney, Boxer’s Son Who Lasted One Term in the Senate, Dies at 83

Mr. Tunney seemed to be a rising star in the Democratic Party until a Senate re-election loss sent him into early political exile because of turbulent times.

Restaurants nytimes.com

To New Yorkers’ Delight, Coogan’s Says It Isn’t Closing After All

Coogan’s restaurant and bar, a civic fixture in Washington Heights for 32 years, reached a new agreement with its landlord just three days after its owners announced they would be closing.

sportsNews reuters.com

Golf: McIlroy downplays heart scare, says 'nothing to worry about'

(Reuters) - Four times major champion Rory McIlroy has taken to social media to downplay a report that he suffered a "heart scare" in 2016.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Editorial: Donald Trump Flushes Away America’s Reputation

No useful answers on immigration will come from a bigoted president with warp view of the world, and his nation’s principles.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: So It’s One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out …

Next year, we’ll drill for oil in Norway.

Third World and Developing Countries nytimes.com

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

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Is in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After Exam

Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy and the White House physician provided no details, including Mr. Trump’s weight or blood pressure.

Car Services and Livery Cabs nytimes.com

Inside Uber’s $100,000 Payment to a Hacker, and the Fallout

How Uber grappled with a 2016 hack is under scrutiny and has cast a chill over how other companies deal with security threats.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Response to French Letter Denouncing #MeToo Shows a Sharp Divide

French feminists criticized the letter signed by Catherine Deneuve and other women, saying it underestimated the harm inflicted by sexual harassment

Censorship nytimes.com

Opinion: To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

Denying people the right to read, especially books that reflect their own lives, has a sordid history.

New York City nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Half-Measures Won’t Erase the Painful Past of Our Monuments

The city says leave three of four existing monuments. Our critic says that may not heal old wounds.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Trump’s Immigration Remarks Outrage Many, but Others Quietly Agree

President Trump’s comments have outraged many global leaders, but they also fit a pattern, even inside the E.U., of dehumanizing language toward migrants

Whiskey nytimes.com

Canadian Whisky’s Long-Awaited Comeback

Interest in all kinds of whiskeys has spurred a new wave of distilleries, and a renewed respect for a distinctive spirit.

Egypt nytimes.com

The Saturday Profile: Cairo’s Lawsuit King Sues Actors, Belly Dancers, Even Puppet Shows

An Egyptian lawyer’s prolific lawsuits seek to punish those he deems to offend Egypt’s morality or its president.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Global Elite? At Davos? That’s News to Mnuchin

President Trump’s trip to the World Economic Forum is raising eyebrows in Washington given the event’s reputation as a retreat for the “globalists” he disdains.

Social Media nytimes.com

State of the Art: The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

Facebook faces complex questions over its prioritization of “meaningful” content in the News Feed, including whether people want that kind of content in the first place.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: In ‘Proud Mary,’ Taraji P. Henson Is a Hit Woman With a Soft Spot

Babak Najafi directed this action thriller that aims to carry on the tradition of films like “Foxy Brown.” Danny Glover also stars.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

News Analysis: A President Who Fans, Rather Than Douses, the Nation’s Racial Fires

After his latest incendiary comments, the president’s critics say there is no doubt he is a racist. The White House calls such suggestions “insulting.”

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ’n’ Roll in a Theater

Rock is underexplored onstage, but two Under the Radar shows, “How to Be a Rock Critic” and “The Hendrix Project,” grapple with its transformative power.

Killen, Edgar Ray nytimes.com

Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.

companyNews reuters.com

BlackRock CEO Fink shows no signs of entering bitcoin ETF race

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc has profited by being beating its competitors in exchange-traded funds to the punch, but Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink seems happy to be out of step with at least one trend - the race to build a bitcoin fund.

Television nytimes.com

For Lorraine Hansberry, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Was Just the Start

The new documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” explores a more complex and complicated playwright than the civil rights figure known to most people.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Who Am I? ‘Panorama’ Says There Is No Easy Answer

In this multimedia, multidimensional performance piece, the boundaries of race, gender and ethnicity blur into a shifting pageant of identity.

Holmes, Pete (1979- ) nytimes.com

Encounters: Pete Holmes of ‘Crashing’ Finds Humor in His Church Roots

The actor and comedian gets ready for Season 2 of his HBO show.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

How Trump’s Comments Went Over With Africans

Across the continent, the president’s latest reported provocation drew a mixture of anger and bemusement.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump's envoy to Netherlands: Muslim comment was 'just wrong'

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's new envoy to the Netherlands said on Friday a comment he made two years ago about Dutch politicians being set on fire by Muslim immigrants was "just wrong," two days after he refused to answer questions about what he had said.

Twenty-Fifth Amendment (US Constitution) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Maybe Trump Is Not Mentally Ill. Maybe He’s Just a Jerk.

Without proper neuropsychological testing of the president, we can’t know if he has a mental disorder or is a narcissistic bully.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: No One Is Coming to Save Us From Trump’s Racism

Yes, people in the room say they heard him make the remarks about “shithole” countries. No, he won’t face any consequences.

Criss, Darren nytimes.com

Darren Criss Plays the Happy-Go-Lucky Killer in the Versace TV Drama

He acts, he sings, he dances. And in his latest role, the 30-year-old, who shot to fame with “Glee,” is the serial killer who murdered Gianni Versace.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

At Men’s Wear Fair, Slogan Wear and Goofball Places

Pitti Uomo booths are stuffed with trendy lettered fashion, although some is said to come from places that exist only in imagination.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: He Works With Divas, but Didn’t Marry One

Fred Nelson III, musical conductor for Aretha Franklin, married Lynda Cartwright during the holidays. They met, fittingly, over a piano.

Television nytimes.com

Review: One Vote for ‘Victoria’ Over ‘The Crown’

In the battle of prestige series about British queens, the glossy pleasures of PBS’s “Victoria” can hold their own against Netflix’s highly lauded “The Crown.”

Classical Music nytimes.com

Review: A Conductor’s Exciting Return to the New York Philharmonic

Susanna Malkki led works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Esa-Pekka Salonen in an impressive follow-up to her debut with the orchestra in 2015.

Bezos, Jeffrey P nytimes.com

Jeff Bezos Jumps Into ‘Dreamer’ Fight With Gift for Scholarships

Mr. Bezos’ $33 million donation for young immigrants brought to the country illegally injects him into one of the most contentious political issues in the United States.

Television nytimes.com

James Spader Still Lives for the Surprise of ‘The Blacklist’

Mr. Spader talks about his 100th episode, the pleasures of playing the provocateur and why now is the time for men to keep quiet and listen.

Australian Open (Tennis) nytimes.com

Billie Jean King Says Margaret Court Arena’s Name Should Change

Court has made derogatory comments about gay and transgender people.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

JPMorgan’s 4th-Quarter Profit Weathers $2.4 Billion Charge Tied to Tax Bill

The banking giant earned $4.2 billion after taking a $2.4 billion charge linked to the tax overhaul. Wells Fargo reported $6.2 billion in quarterly earnings after a $173 million charge.

Abe, Shinzo nytimes.com

Japan Balks at Calls for New Apology to South Korea Over ‘Comfort Women’

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could miss the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics as tensions with Seoul flare anew over World War II-era sex slaves.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Following in Dr. King’s Footsteps

Friday: Touring Martin Luther King Jr.’s New York, weekend events, and honoring Dr. King in your own way.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republicans’ Fantasy Investigation

Republicans would rather defend Donald Trump than find the truth.

Colbert, Stephen nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Pans Trump’s Vulgarity, a Bleep for Other Hosts

Late-night hosts had a hard time making light of President Trump’s derogatory characterization of immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

Pens and Pencils nytimes.com

Feature: Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A photographer captures a colorful world of craft and complexity.

Football nytimes.com

N.F.L. Playoffs: Eagles Are a Rare Top-Seeded Underdog

Philadelphia was once a Super Bowl favorite, but Nick Foles’ poor play at quarterback has them expected to lose at home in the divisional round.

cnn.com

Oldest pro soccer player extends contract

He started his career back when Ronald Reagan was President, Mike Tyson heavyweight champion, and Liverpool won the English league. Now the world's oldest soccer player has extended that remarkable run.

Haitian-Americans nytimes.com

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

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

Air Pollution nytimes.com

A Blue Sky in Beijing? It’s Not a Fluke, Says Greenpeace

The advocacy group says air quality has drastically improved in several northeastern Chinese cities, but regions far from the capital have not seen the same results.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Surprise Lessons From John Lithgow’s ‘Stories by Heart’

In a touching tribute to his father and the tradition of reading aloud, Mr. Lithgow recites two classic tales of deception and comeuppance.

Medicaid nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirement Will Backfire

The administration’s plan to let states demand that Medicaid recipients work is likely to deprive thousands of low-income people of health care.

Ford, Harold E Jr nytimes.com

A Wall St. Executive’s Downfall Seemed Sudden. It Was Years in the Making.

A female reporter accused Harold E. Ford Jr., a former congressman, of inappropriate behavior. Morgan Stanley found no proof but fired him. How one Wall Street firm responded to misconduct allegations.

Social Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Investigate an Accused Ally? New York Senate’s Republican Leader Says No

An accusation against Jeffrey D. Klein, a powerful senator, marks Albany’s biggest sexual harassment scandal in years. But despite anger, there are few options to investigate.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

‘I Want Change to Come From This,’ Louisiana Teacher Says of Arrest

Deyshia Hargrave was arrested at a school board meeting on Monday after speaking out against a renewed contract for the district’s superintendent.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Boasts of ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korean Leader

The president’s rosy description of his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was a jarring reversal in tone after months of the two leaders trading taunts.

cnn.com

Opinion: New York's bold move for climate justice

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Varian Medical Systems Sees FY 2018 Adjusted EPS Of $4.05 To $4.17 From Continuing Operations

* SAYS NOW SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $4.05 TO $4.17 FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS - SEC FILING

Blacks nytimes.com

Why I Can’t Quit You, Hoops

Like many Latinas, my mother took my sister and me to get our ears pierced when we were newborns. I gave them up for 12 years though. Here’s why.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles nytimes.com

Common Sense: Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Survives, but G.M. and Tesla Aren’t Cheering

The manufacturers complain that they will soon be at a disadvantage — once they hit a sales mark that leaves their buyers without the benefit of a tax credit.

Gordon Matta-Clark nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Back in the Bronx: Gordon Matta-Clark, Rogue Sculptor

The Bronx Museum’s beautifully staged, streamlined version of the artist’s career still conveys a full picture of his radical sensibility.

Movies nytimes.com

Women’s Accusations Follow James Franco After Golden Globes

Mr. Franco’s victory on Sunday became a flash point for women who came forward to say Mr. Franco sexually exploited them or behaved inappropriately.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Malaysia’s Opposition Picked an Old Foe as Its New Leader

Could Mahathir Mohamad dismantle the system he helped build during his previous decades in power?

Caro, Robert A nytimes.com

Robert Caro and Carnegie Hall: Revisiting the ’60s

Known for his multivolume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, Mr. Caro helped inspire a citywide cultural festival organized by Carnegie Hall.

Insects nytimes.com

Trilobites: You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

As the cold spell that froze much of the United States thaws, don’t count on it to limit the populations of pests that you don’t like.

Global Warming nytimes.com

That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer.

With climate change warming the Arctic air, researchers say, cold snaps are getting warmer. The recent spell of cold was an outlier.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Book Entry: Review: Even on the Internet, What’s Old Is New Again

The historian Niall Ferguson’s new book goes a long way toward redressing the lack of perspective to a concept central to the technological “revolution”: networks.

Television nytimes.com

Review: With ‘False Flag,’ Israel Exports Another Fine Thriller

The Hulu series follows in the tense, entertaining footsteps of previous Israeli shows like “Fauda” on Netflix and “Prisoners of War” on Hulu.

cnn.com

Those left in Guantanamo Bay won't just disappear

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Can a ‘No Excuses’ Charter Teach Students to Think for Themselves?

Known for high test scores, but with disappointing results in college, the Achievement First network tries a new model to help children learn independent thinking.

cnn.com

Here are the key players on immigration