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Immigration and Emigration

Why Toronto Made ‘the Playoffs’ for Amazon’s Headquarters

Toronto is the only non-American city on Amazon’s list. Its mayor credited Canada’s open approach to immigration and strong support for education.

These 20 cities made the cut ...


Pope stops popemobile to comfort fallen horseback policewoman

IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis ordered his popemobile to stop on Thursday after a mounted Chilean policewoman was thrown off her frightened horse, which had reared up as the pontiff passed by.

Justin Timberlake made peace with Janet Jackson

Fans may still be waiting on Justin Timberlake to apologize to Janet Jackson after the uproar over their 2004 Super Bowl appearance, but he says it's all good.

Nintendo's latest video game devices are made of cardboard


Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad's suicide

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - One of the victims of USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting dozens of girls, on Tuesday blamed the disgraced doctor for her father's suicide.

How GOP made family reunification a dirty word

The media has focused relentlessly on Donald Trump's closed-door meeting last week with US senators, where he reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries." Republicans and Democrats alike have rightly condemned the language as disrespectful and unacceptable, and news outlets have covered the speculation and controversy over whether Trump used that exact phrase or a different one.


Game of chicken: GM bets on Mexican-made pickup trucks

SILAO, Mexico/DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co's assembly plant in Silao, a city in Mexico's automotive heartland, cranked out more than 400,000 highly profitable, large pickup trucks last year, and is critical to the launch of a new generation of Chevrolet Silverado trucks later this year.


Philippines' president made call on China's sea research - spokesman

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scientific research off the Philippines' Pacific coast, his spokesman said on Monday, despite concern among critics about threats to maritime sovereignty.

Trump blamed Obama for UK embassy move, but Bush made the call

President Donald Trump blamed his decision not to visit the UK on a "bad deal" cut by the Obama administration over the relocation of the US embassy in London.


UPDATE 1-More layoffs at Indiana factory Trump made deal to keep open

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - More than 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 to trumpet a deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.


More layoffs at Indiana factory Trump made deal to keep open

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - More than 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 to trumpet a deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.


Key U.S. senator says progress made on new war authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday that progress was being made on legislation to give Congress more control over the U.S. fight against militant groups in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.


Four Venezuelans die on boat trip made despite travel ban to Curacao

WILLEMSTAD (Reuters) - Four Venezuelans attempting to reach the Dutch Antilles island of Curacao despite a travel ban by Caracas, died when their boat broke apart, authorities and family members of the passengers said on Wednesday.


Voter panel made no findings, will destroy data: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial voter fraud panel made no early findings and will not give the Department of Homeland Security any voter data it received, the White House's top technology official said.


Human antibodies made in cows could be developed to treat MERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early stage clinical trial, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday, and could be developed into a treatment for the fatal viral disease, MERS.

Trump's former chief strategist has come under fire for comments he made in an explosive book

Pop and Rock Music

He Made Kids’ Music and Albums About Lucifer. Now His Work Is a Rock Opera.

The psychedelic work of Bruce Haack, an electronic-music pioneer who died in 1988, is coming to the stage.

GOPers have made their 2018 election bets

Congressional Republicans spent last weekend huddling with President Trump at Camp David to frame their legislative agenda in 2018. But they have already placed the bets most likely to determine their fate in November's midterm election, as a series of dramatic events late last week demonstrated.


Philippines to protest to China over apparent airbase on manmade island

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will make a diplomatic protest to China, which it described as reneging on a promise not to militarize artificial islands in the busy South China Sea waterway, the southeast Asian nation's defense minister said on Monday.

Kid adorably crashes dad's live TV interview

Al Jazeera's segment on sexual harassment and the 2018 Golden Globes was interrupted by an adorable little boy and his toy car.

Amway Corp

Amway Made China a Billion-Dollar Market. Now It Faces a Crackdown.

Chinese regulators are questioning the tactics of companies that rely on sales representatives who recruit others below them. Sales by so-called multilevel marketing firms have surged.

Stars transformed the red carpet. Shows featuring women won awards. Then Oprah made history.

The Golden Globes delivered a powerful, concerted message about and from women, addressing sexual harassment and gender inequity. Yet they also highlighted the at-times awkward challenge of tackling such sobering issues within an award-show format.

Animal Migration

In Alaska, a Deal Is Made for a Controversial Road Inside a Refuge

A land swap between the Interior Department and an Alaska tribal corporation will allow a road in a national wildlife refuge.

Opinion: Sessions just made the opioid war harder to win

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the federal policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws. While controversial for many reasons, this move is first and foremost a significant step backward in our country's fight against opioid addiction.

Tillerson: Russia made for a difficult year

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the ongoing investigation into alleged cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia has had no impact on his work with overseas counterparts.

Your next home could be made of bacteria

Trump's voter fraud commission made its mark here


U.S. Northeast digs out of blizzard as brutal cold bears down

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people in the United States.

President started 2018 angered over uncertainty around the Russia probe. Then Steve Bannon made it worse.

President Donald Trump started 2018 in a fury partly fueled by anger at his legal team for offering shifting timelines about when the Russia investigation would end, according to two sources familiar with the President's mindset.

This country made it illegal to pay women less than men

Bass, Fred

Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.


Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs

A growing number of Chinese pharmaceutical companies are trying to break into the United States, seeking regulatory approval to offer their treatments for cancer and other ailments.

Space and Astronomy

Ukraine’s Lofty Ambitions, Fallen to Earth

Signs of space-age glory are everywhere, and Ukrainians are determined to hold onto that scientific tradition.


Bears dump Fox, Lions ditch Caldwell, Cardinals' Arians retires

(Reuters) - The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions rang in the New Year by firing their head coaches, while Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians ended a stellar career when he announced his retirement on Monday after five years at the helm.


Two more head coaches fired as Bears dump Fox, Lions ditch Caldwell

(Reuters) - Two more head coaches were fired from National Football League teams on Monday, bringing the number to four in less than 24 hours since the end of the regular season.

Sheriff names fallen officer

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock discusses the officer that was shot and killed during a shootout at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.


Cruise Ships Have Made Bar Harbor Popular. But Have They Ruined It?

A Maine town is embroiled in a debate over the ships that have magnified its status and brought huge crowds.

John Portman

John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

Mr. Portman, who was also a developer, built futuristic office complexes and hotels with towering atriums, transforming cityscapes across the world.


Norway says made 'good progress' in China trade talks

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway and China made "good progress" in a recent round of negotiations over a planned free trade agreement in Beijing, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries said in a statement on Friday.


Baseball: MLB investigating assault allegation against Twins' Sano

(The Sports Xchange) - Minnesota Twins All-Star slugger Miguel Sano is under investigation by Major League Baseball for a 2015 incident in which a photographer alleges Sano attempted to sexually assault her.

Scott-Long, Jane

In an Era of ‘Forever Wars,’ the Middle East Bureau Manager Who Made Our Coverage Possible

Reporters, photographers and security advisers came and went. Jane Scott-Long stayed.

Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision that made delegate race a tie

A dramatic race for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates took another turn Tuesday as lawyers representing Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds filed a motion asking a trio of circuit court judges to reconsider their decision to allow a controversial ballot to be counted as a vote cast for her Republican opponent David Yancey.


UPDATE 2-India's RCom says offers made for some assets under debt reduction plan

* Shares jump nearly 40 percent (Adds details and comments from press conference)

How history's first photos of snowflakes were made

In 1885, American farmer Wilson Bentley attached a camera to his microscope and took what is believed to be the very first photo of a snowflake.

United States Politics and Government

After a Chaotic Start, Congress Has Made a Conservative Mark

The 115th Congress, under Republican control, has left a conservative imprint on the courts, taxation, regulation and the environment. Next up: poverty programs.


Boeing seen eyeing broad Embraer deal, but no firm proposal made

PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing Co is eyeing a broad partnership with Embraer reaching beyond commercial aircraft to defense and global services, but its shape hinges on talks with the Brazilian government.

Twins get bears made from fallen dad's uniform

A Washington DC police officer made teddy bears from the uniform of a fallen colleague to give to his two children.


Italian chef's new restaurant chain: free food made from scraps

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura plans to open two new restaurants in Paris and Naples next year, but wealthy diners are not welcome. The food will be free, made from...


UPDATE 1-Japan approves record defence spending that favours U.S.-made equipment

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japan's government approved a record military budget on Friday but did not earmark enough extra money to stop a splurge on U.S.-made ballistic missile defence kit from putting a squeeze on funding for an ambitious domestic jet fighter project.


Japan approves record defense spending that favors U.S.-made equipment

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government approved a record military budget on Friday but did not earmark enough extra money to stop a splurge on U.S.-made ballistic missile defense kit from putting a squeeze on funding for an ambitious domestic jet fighter project.


Japan approves record defence spending that favours U.S.-made equipment

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japan's government approved a record military budget on Friday but did not earmark enough extra money to stop a splurge on U.S.-made ballistic missile defence kit from putting a squeeze on funding for an ambitious domestic jet fighter project.

Bitcoin (Currency)

How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune

The virtual currency stockpile that Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss began amassing in 2012 is now worth around $1.65 billion. They have no plans to sell.

Analysis: 7 reasons why GOP may have made bad bet on tax bill

Today is the biggest day of the year for congressional Republicans.

Hundreds honor fallen firefighter

Firefighter Cory David Iverson, 32, died while battling the Thomas Fire in California. Overpasses were lined with people honoring him during a procession from Ventura County, California, to San Diego.

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.

Of course, Selma made the difference for Doug Jones

On Tuesday night, civil rights leader Bernice King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., took to Twitter with what amounted to the digital version of a prayerlike sigh of relief. Democrat Doug Jones had just pulled off an unlikely victory in the election to fill the Alabama Senate seat left vacant by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. King wrote:

Study: Climate change made Harvey's rainfall worse

Climate change is partly to blame for the record rainfall that fell over Texas and Louisiana in the days after Hurricane Harvey's landfall on August 25, according to new scientific analysis.


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

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

Cillizza: Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders isn't a big fan of the media.

Akayed Ullah, 27, told police he made the explosive device at his workplace, sources tell CNN

An explosion Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is, in the words of Police Commissioner James O'Neill, a "terror-related incident."

McLaren's extreme $1 million supercar is street legal but made for the race track

McLaren says its new supercar wasn't built with "usability" in mind -- and the company isn't sorry about it.

One of judge's accusers says she was made to watch porn and then was quizzed about it

A powerful and prominent appeals court judge is being accused of sexual misconduct by six clerks or more junior staffers who worked with him, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On Washington: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

Advocates of oil exploration in an Alaska wildlife refuge are taking advantage of the special rules of the tax debate to charge toward victory.

Indigenous People

Explore Bears Ears Through Indigenous Voices

Bears Ears National Monument is at the center of America’s public lands debate. Visit the area in 360 and hear from some of the people affected by the boundary change.

Indigenous People

Explore Bears Ears, a Disputed Land

Bears Ears National Monument is at the center of America’s public lands debate. Visit the area in 360 and hear from some of the people affected by the boundary change.

Roy Moore accuser says she made notes in yearbook

Beverly Young Nelson, a woman who accuses Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault, says she made notes under the yearbook entry that she offered as proof of Moore's interest in her.


Trilobites: Actually, You Do Want to Know How This Sausage Gets Made

Starter bacteria used in salami made by industrial manufacturers is safer, but results in less flavorful dried sausage than the artisanal process.

Football (College)

‘No Two Are Exactly the Same’: How the Heisman Trophy Is Made

The Heisman Trophy is made via an elaborate process by MTM Recognition, in Oklahoma, whose workers are eager to see Baker Mayfield bring one back to the state on Saturday.


UPDATE 1-Amid regional tensions, Qatar buys French-made fighter jets

DOHA/PARIS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron sealed multi-billion dollar military and transport contracts in Qatar on Thursday, including the sale of Rafale fighter jets and hundreds of armoured vehicles, amid mounting tensions in the Middle East.

John Conyers III involved in violent incident, may not want his dad's seat

John Conyers III -- who was endorsed by his father, former Rep. John Conyers, to fill his now-empty House seat -- was reportedly involved in an incident that resulted in his girlfriend sustaining a stab wound.


'Swiss-made' label lacks precision for watch industry

ZURICH (Reuters) - If you buy a "Swiss-made" watch thinking it's almost entirely produced in Switzerland, you might be mistaken.


Britain's May working towards EU summit, progress made in talks: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is working towards unlocking Brexit talks at an EU summit later this month and, despite there being more work to be done, has made good progress, her spokesman said on Wednesday.


Restaurant Review: Instant Korean Ramen, Made the Hard Way

At Jeju Noodle Bar in the West Village, a chef pays tribute to just-add-water packaged soups with recipes that are anything but fast.

Bears Ears National Monument (Utah)

Trump Dismantles Bears Ears National Monument

President Trump has announced plans to reduce Bears Ears National Monument. President Obama had designated the 1.3 million acres in southern Utah at the request of Native American groups.

Nuclear Weapons

Turning Points: Madeleine Albright: How to Protect the World From North Korea

Maneuvering with North Korea is precarious and complicated, but a thoughtful strategy is imperative for the nuclear safety of the planet.

Land Use Policies

President Trump Expected to Shrink Bears Ears by as Much as 90 Percent

The drastic cuts to the protected area of the national monument in Utah are expected to touch off a legal battle that could alter the course of American land conservation.


Earthquake strikes off Kermadec Islands, no tsunami warning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck off the Kermadec Islands at a depth of 10 km on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. There was no tsunami warning.


LafargeHolcim chairman says 'unacceptable errors' made in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - The chairman of Swiss-French cement maker LafargeHolcim said the company had made unacceptable errors in Syria and that it was cooperating with French investigators, according to an interview published in the French newspaper Le Figaro on Sunday.


BRIEF-‍Mitsui Has Made A Strategic Investment In Thorne


Parents made up claims about child abuse at Beijing kindergarten, police say

A child abuse scandal that has rocked China took a shocking turn Tuesday, as police accused two parents for fabricating tales of their children being drugged and molested at a Beijing kindergarten.


Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear - literally.


‘Ghost Guns,’ Homemade and Untraceable, Face Growing Scrutiny

A gun safety group founded by Gabrielle Giffords is trying to shut down websites that sell materials to build homemade weapons.

Egypt mosque attackers wore military uniforms and arrived in SUVs

Dozens of men wearing military combat uniforms and armed with automatic machine guns carried a deadly assault on a Sufi mosque in northern Sinai on Friday, Egyptian authorities said.

United States Politics and Government

Why ‘Made in America’ Is Stitched Into the Law, but Not the Uniforms

The case of Secret Service and other federal uniforms shows just how difficult President Trump’s push to “buy American” is to implement in an age of global trade.


Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals

(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests.


Where It’s Made: Parmesan Cheese

Visit a parmesan dairy in northern Italy, where Parmigiano-Reggiano originates and learn how the cheese is made.


Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.


Mexico's Pemex helping to extinguish fire near Madero refinery

MEXICO CITY, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex said on Wednesday that it was helping to put out a gas-related fire close to its Madero refinery in the state of Tamaulipas.


BRIEF-Nippon Paint confirms it has made proposal to U.S. company about acquisition as reported

* Confirms it has made proposal to U.S. company about acquisition as reported

Former co-anchor: It made my blood boil

Erica Hill, former co-anchor with Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," reacts to the allegations against her former colleague.


Baseball star Halladay's plane made dive before fatal crash: NTSB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The aircraft piloted by Roy Halladay made a sharp dive before crashing into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month, killing the retired baseball star, federal investigators said on Monday.

Rose, Charlie

Charlie Rose Made Crude Sexual Advances, Several Women Say

Allegations by women who worked with Mr. Rose over a dozen years led CBS to suspend him from its morning program and PBS to stop distributing his interview show.


How Pixar Made Sure ‘Coco’ Was Culturally Conscious

With a white director and a story based on a traditional Mexican holiday, the studio (mostly) pre-empted controversy through uncharacteristic collaborations.

Saudi Arabia

A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Structures that may have been created by ancient tribes could only be studied using Google Earth. Saudi officials finally invited an archaeologist to observe them via helicopter.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

As Iraq liberates the last territory from Islamic State, the country is starting to grapple with the extent of the group’s destruction.


Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.

Police artist finds creative way to honor fallen heroes


London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON (Reuters) - The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013.

Trump dossier made without paid sources, firm says

The ex-British intelligence agent who authored the opposition research dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia did not pay the sources he used to compile the document, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson testified to congressional Russia investigators, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.


Where It’s Made: A Steinway Grand Piano

Step inside the Steinway & Sons factory in Hamburg, Germany, where grand pianos have been handmade since 1904. Follow the process from the lumber yard to the selection room.


Golf: Garcia leaning toward Callaway after split with TaylorMade

(Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia will use a new ball and clubs at this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai after parting company with the TaylorMade equipment company.


Golf-Garcia leaning towards Callaway after split with TaylorMade

Nov 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia will use a new ball and clubs at this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai after parting company with the TaylorMade equipment company.

Man in military uniform goes on Zimbabwe TV amid political tensions

A man wearing full Zimbabwean military uniform interrupted taped programming on state television broadcaster ZBC early Wednesday to deny the military was taking over the country.


Twins' Molitor named AL Manager of the Year

(The Sports Xchange) - Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday.

Beer made from unwanted bread

Find out how this eco-friendly beer is tackling the global issue of food waste.

Attorney general insists he hasn't made any false statements in his previous congressional testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday told lawmakers that he now remembers a meeting with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose work is now a focus of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, but denied having a clear memory of full the conversation.


Franco hopes 'Disaster Artist' conveys passion of worst film ever made

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When James Franco set out to direct "The Disaster Artist," a faux behind-the-scenes look at the making of 2003's "The Room," often called one of the worst films ever made, he said it was not to poke fun at the "Room" creator Tommy Wiseau.

Teen made 911 report that preceded policeman killing him, investigators say

As a community grieves and a family has few words, Wisconsin investigators say the 911 call that preceded the police shooting of a knife-wielding Native American teen was made by the teen himself.


Wines of The Times: Cabernet Franc and the Finger Lakes: Made for Each Other

With the fresh, spicy character typical of cool-climate viticulture, the red-wine grape shows another face of American winemaking.

When fallen heroes don't come home


'Made in Syria': Refugees in Germany drive exports from home

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Many Syrian refugees in Germany have resigned themselves to the reality that there will be no swift return to the land of their birth, where a civil war is nearing the start of its eighth year.


Pence pays tribute to fallen and heroes from Texas massacre

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled on Wednesday to rural southeastern Texas, where he paid tribute to the victims and heroes from a church massacre that stands as the deadliest gun violence ever committed in a U.S. place of worship.

Analysis: Trump just made the 'good guy with a gun' argument

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in late 2012, a new saying became popular among gun rights advocates: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." (The phrase is widely credited to National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre.)


Philippines starts construction near China's manmade islands in disputed waters

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has started upgrading military facilities on the biggest features it occupies in the disputed South China Sea, its defense secretary said on Tuesday, asserting Manila's claims in the strategic waterway.

Mollo, John (1931-2017)

John Mollo, Whose Costumes Made ‘Star Wars’ Seem Real, Dies at 86

An authority on military uniforms, Mr. Mollo was adept at creating verisimilitude in worlds both imagined and remembered.


LSE has made strong case for Aramco listing: UK PM's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange has made a "very strong case" for oil company Saudi Aramco to lists its shares in Britain, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after President Donald Trump urged the king of Saudi Arabia to list in New York.


BRIEF-Chromadex announces $23 mln private placement of common stock

* Chromadex announces $23 million private placement of common stock


Art Review: Yayoi Kusama and the Amazing Polka-Dotted, Selfie-Made Journey to Greatness

The artist of “Infinity” rooms has become an Instagram darling. But two new gallery exhibitions in New York show that she’s much more than that — an almost frighteningly fertile talent.

Federal Taxes (US)

Tax Overhaul Bears Gifts for Conservatives, Including Rights for Unborn

The tax bill unveiled on Thursday provides changes long sought by religious and social conservatives.


Trilobites: The Humongous Fungus and the Genes That Made It That Way

A new genetic analysis reveals the tactics that helped fungi in the Armillaria genus get so good at expanding and killing host plants.

Toddler denied dad's kidney

The toddler's father was a perfect match for a transplant, but after he was arrested while on parole, the hospital delayed the surgery.

Fishburne, Laurence

A Word With: Laurence Fishburne on the Role That Made Him Cry

Mr. Fishburne of “Last Flag Flying” talks about the anguish of military sacrifice, the winning formula of “black-ish,” and why he doesn’t mind acting older than he actually is.


Equifax committee clears executive stock sales made after data breach

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Friday that executives who sold shares before the credit-reporting service disclosed a massive data breach were not aware of the incident when their trades were made.

The chef who made restaurants sexy

During his legendary career, Jeremiah Tower gave new meaning to the phrase "celebrity chef" as he ruled the kitchen and the dining room at his famous restaurant Stars. Watch the CNN Film "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" on Sunday, November 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Meet the mattress made specifically for athletes

Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep, especially if you're an athlete.

'House of Cards' made Netflix a powerhouse. What now?


Chicago Bears linebacker Freeman suspended 10 games for doping

(The Sports Xchange) - The NFL on Monday suspended Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman 10 games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.


Bears' Miller undergoes emergency surgery on dislocated knee

(The Sports Xchange) - Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery Sunday night on his dislocated left knee suffered in the game against the New Orleans Saints.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Peers Made School Look Easy. Now Her Hard Work Is Paying Off.

After dropping out of high school, Wendy Genao went on to earn her equivalency diploma and to enroll in college. She finally feels like a scholar.

Soldier dad's tearful surprise for wife

Staff Sgt. Brad LeFrenier surprised his wife at work after being deployed in Kuwait for eight months.


BRIEF-Superior Uniform Group reports Q3 earnings per share of $0.33

* Superior Uniform Group Inc reports third quarter operating results

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributors: Trump Made the Swamp Worse. Here’s How to Drain It.

Democrats and Republicans need to act in the public interest and not for the powerful and connected.

Kelly, John Francis

For John Kelly, Fallen Soldiers Shaped a Worldview

Over the years, the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, has comforted families of the fallen — while simultaneously lashing out at a “chattering class” of critics.


Conjoined twins posed ethical dilemma for Massachusetts hospital

BOSTON (Reuters) - Doctors at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children faced an ethical challenge when a pair of conjoined twins born in Africa arrived last year seeking surgery that could save only one of them, according to a medical journal article due out Thursday.

Pence casts key vote to kill rule that made it easier to sue banks

Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday night to repeal a rule that made it easier for Americans to sue their banks and credit card companies.


Lumber Liquidators settles class-actions related to China-made products

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said it would settle all pending litigations related to the China-made flooring products sold by the hardwood flooring retailer for an aggregate settlement amount of $36 million.

Funerals and Memorials

Op-Ed Contributor: How a Thai King Made Wealth Seem Sacred

The Thai monarchy became fabulously rich by casting King Bhumibol as a Buddha-like figure.

When bears get too close for comfort

Bill Weir and his team have a close encounter with a family of brown bears in Alaska. Tune in to "The Wonder List" Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Jaime Pressly gives birth to twins

Jaime Pressly is doubly blessed.


U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

Officials warn that Hurricane Maria’s effects on manufacturing on the island may be long-lasting.

Opinion: How Trump has made Tillerson's job harder

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ambitious five-country trip this month will be anything but easy, largely thanks to his boss President Donald Trump, who has compromised the standing of the United States in the world.


Slain sergeant's widow says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump had "made me cry even worse" in a condolence telephone call when he said her husband "knew what he signed up for."


Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump "made me cry even worse" in a condolence telephone call when he said that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles

Op-Ed Columnist: Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One.

The light turned red. The cars in front of me began to stop. And I let my car take over.


Hamilton wins U.S. GP but made to wait for title

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Mercedes won the Formula One constructors' title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton was made to wait despite cruising to a U.S. Grand Prix victory at one of his favorite circuits.

Fallen soldier's widow kisses casket at burial

Army Sgt. La David Johnson's burial was held in Cooper City, Florida. Johnson and three other US servicemembers were killed in an ISIS ambush in Niger.

Police: 3 men made Nazi salutes, shot at protesters after Richard Spencer event

Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.

Analysis: Sarah Sanders made an outrageous argument about the media

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said something during her daily press briefing Friday that actually took my breath away.

The haunting building where ISIS made its last stand in Raqqa

It is a place haunted not so much by the ghosts of those imprisoned within, but by the words they left behind on the walls.

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (Movie)

Review: A Case of Déjà Vu in ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

In this sequel that feels like a remake, all prospects for amusement are never even vaguely realized.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Isn’t Surprised That Trump Offended a Fallen Soldier’s Widow

Mr. Noah said, “I don’t think we should be surprised that Trump offended this family. We’ve all heard him speak: We’re offended every day.”


Typhoon bears down on Japan, will hinder voting in national election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Lan with heavy rains and destructive winds is expected to hit southern Japan on Sunday when the nation holds a national election, forcing officials in Okinawa to stage voting a day early on some remote islands.

What does White House call mean to the family of a fallen soldier?

It's one of the most heart-wrenching and somber functions of a commander in chief: calling or writing the grieving family of a fallen soldier.

Hager, Jenna Bush

Op-Ed Columnist: The Bush Twins Want to Set the Record Straight

Jenna, Barbara and their ever-texting, emoji-addicted father aren’t who you think they are.

See 'The Shining' twins all grown up

The actresses who played those spooky twins in the 1980 film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining" share their thoughts on revamping the movie.

Obama letters from 1980s to be made available

If you've ever wondered what former President Barack Obama was like when he was younger, Emory University has obtained letters to his then-girlfriend that could reveal more about his youth -- and they will be available to the public later this week.

United States Politics and Government

Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

Stop the politics and honor the fallen

Trump sends check to fallen soldier's family on day report says he reneged on promise

President Donald Trump sent a $25,000 personal check to the family of a fallen soldier the same day that The Washington Post reported that he had promised the soldier's father a personal donation during a June condolence call but never followed through.

Anita Hill questions progress made on equality

Professor Anita Hill, who publicly accused then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, weighs in on the Harvey Weinstein and President Trump sexual harassment scandals.

Deputy takes off uniform to fight opioid epidemic

For 22 years, Deputy Charles Johnson has started his workday by putting on his police uniform.

The President told the widow of a fallen soldier that 'he knew what he signed up for,' according to Rep. Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.

Begala: Trump's dodge on fallen troops was a disgrace

In using a question on his response to four soldiers slain in Niger to make an unfounded slam at Obama and other presidents, Donald Trump debased the presidency and those who serve, writes Paul Begala.


Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to former U.S. President Barack Obama fired back on Tuesday as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's claim that past U.S. presidents did not contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.

Deaths (Fatalities)

Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Soldiers

President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed soldiers, as well as calls and letters.

After week of California fires, progress made in fighting flames

A week after several wildfires ignited in Northern California, firefighters are making progress toward containing the massive blazes that have killed at least 40 people and burned about 5,700 structures.

Fallen Green Beret laid to rest

Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright, a Green Beret killed by ISIS in Niger, was laid to rest in his hometown of Lyons, Georgia. CNN's Kaylee Hartung has his story.


How Failure Made ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Great

The underappreciated AMC series, whose finale aired Saturday, dramatized the joy of creation and the beauty of struggle.

Troops film fallen soldier's gender reveal

After US Army Specialist Christopher M. Harris was killed in Afghanistan, his wife Britt asked his fellow soldiers to reveal the gender of their unborn child.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

Exposures: The Rohingya Who Made It to Chicago

Muslims persecuted in Myanmar find a haven in Rogers Park.

Is this the sound that made US diplomatic staff in Cuba sick?

A new audio recording said to capture what was heard by some US embassy workers amid a series of attacks on American diplomats in Cuba is adding another layer of intrigue around the mysterious incidents that sickened at least 22 US diplomats and family members.

Zelle, Margaretha (Mata Hari) (1876-1917)

Femme Fatale, Fallen Woman, Spy: Looking for the Real Mata Hari

On the 100th anniversary of Mata Hari’s death by firing squad, her life is being reassessed and commemorated in her home country of the Netherlands.


Weed killer made by Monsanto, BASF, gets 'restricted use' label for 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.


UPDATE 2-Weed killer made by Monsanto, BASF, gets 'restricted use' label for 2018

NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.


Small quake rattles North Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmade: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea's nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea's weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September.


How a homemade tool helped North Korea's missile program

SEOUL, (Reuters) - In 2009, a pop video from North Korea celebrated a new national hero - one that outside experts would later realize was at the heart of the secretive state's banned nuclear and missile programs.


Mattis looking to see if changes need to be made after Niger ambush

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the military was looking into what changes, if any, should be made after an ambush in Niger killed four U.S. soldiers last week.

Amazon finally made a waterproof Kindle


Late field goal lifts Vikings past Bears

(The Sports Xchange) - Kai Forbath kicked a 26-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining, lifting the Minnesota Vikings to a 20-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday.


NFL: Late field goal lifts Vikings past Bears

(The Sports Xchange) - Kai Forbath kicked a 26-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining, lifting the Minnesota Vikings to a 20-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday.


UPDATE 1-Shaky NAFTA deal threatens Navistar's Mexico-made exports to world

MONTERREY, Mexico, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Less than half the trucks exported from Navistar's mammoth Escobedo plant in Mexico are sold in North America but the factory's success remains tightly tied to the uncertain future of the region's NAFTA free trade deal.


BRIEF-Chromadex appoints Kevin Farr as new CFO

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Shaky NAFTA deal threatens Navistar's Mexico-made exports to world

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Less than half the trucks exported from Navistar's mammoth Escobedo plant in Mexico are sold in North America but the factory's success remains tightly tied to the uncertain future of the region's NAFTA free trade deal.

Nate made landfall as a Category 1 storm both times. It is expected to weaken quickly as it moves inland.

Hurricane Nate made its second US landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, shortly after midnight Sunday local time, as a Category 1 hurricane.


BRIEF-Navient issues ‍statement on claims made by Pennsylvania AG

* Navient Corp issues ‍statement on claims made by Pennsylvania attorney general​

Pop and Rock Music

Pink Quietly Became Pop Royalty. Here’s How She Made It Last.

Nearly 20 years after her debut, she’s never faded away. Instead, she’s steadily sold music, has had four No. 1 hits and now a new album, “Beautiful Trauma.”

Analysis: Tillerson just made his life worse

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday tried to knock down a report that he had called President Donald Trump a "moron" and considered leaving his post over disagreements with the commander in chief over the summer. But, in the process he may have made things worse for himself.


Yankees 8, Twins 4: Yankees Blast Their Way Out of an Early Hole and Advance to A.L.D.S.

Despite a disastrous start by Luis Severino, the Yankees got home runs from Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge to win the A.L. wild-card game.


Yankees rally past Twins in MLB postseason opener

(The Sports Xchange) - Luis Severino was knocked out just one out into the first inning, but Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the first, and the New York Yankees stormed back for an 8-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild-card game on Tuesday.


M.L.B. Playoffs Live: Yankees vs. Twins Wild-Card Updates

The Yankees and Twins play in the wild-card round to decide which team will advance in the playoffs. Stay here for live updates and analysis.


Airlines swoop on fallen Monarch for experienced pilots

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The sudden collapse of Britain's Monarch Airlines on Monday has sparked a rush among airlines to hire pilots from the stricken carrier, as rivals seek to add more experienced staff.


Smartphones made in India? Manufacturing ambition hits hurdles

NEW DELHI, Oct 2 (Reuters) - India's ambitions to become a smartphone-making powerhouse are foundering over a lack of skilled labour and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime, industry executives say.


Yankees host Twins as MLB playoffs begin

(Reuters) - The New York Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in theAmerican League's wild card elimination game on Tuesday as Major League Baseball's post-season gets underway.


U.S. Box Office: Tom Cruise's 'American Made' dead even with 'It,' 'Kingsman 2'

LOS ANGELES ( - Three films are essentially tied at the top of the weekend box office, as of Sunday morning.

Trump sent 18 tweets and made things a whole lot worse

In an 11-hour period beginning at 7:19 a.m. and ending at 6:46 p.m. Saturday, the President of the United States ripped off 18 -- yes, 18! -- tweets dealing with the dire situation in Puerto Rico following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.


Bears' Trevathan suspended for two games for illegal hit

(Reuters) - Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has been suspended by the NFL for two games without pay for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers' wide receiver Davante Adams during Thursday's game.


Review: ‘American Made’ Has Tom Cruise. And Lies, Spies and Coke.

Mr. Cruise plays a real-life pilot turned smuggler who worked for the C.I.A., in Doug Liman’s new movie.

Protesting made these athletes patriots

The President has excoriated football players who have joined a protest movement by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as unpatriotic. But the President is overlooking history -- which shows athletes now lauded as heroes, like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali, raising their voices (or taking a seat) in protests similar to Kaepernick's.

Tom Cruise takes off in well-built 'American Made'

Tom Cruise needed a win after "The Mummy" unraveled, and he gets one with "American Made" -- a clever, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction dark comedy about a TWA pilot who wound up embroiled in the Iran-contra affair, and in bed with everyone from the CIA to Pablo Escobar's drug cartel.