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Child Pornography

1,000 Danes Accused of Child Pornography for Sharing Video of Teens

The video, spread through Facebook Messenger, was legal to make, but illegal to distribute. Many of those charged are teenagers themselves.

Cranberries, The (Music Group)

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

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


Stricken tanker leaves large oil slick in East China Sea

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - A burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage to the marine ecosystem.


Stricken oil tanker leaves 10-mile oil slick in East China Sea: CCTV

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - The burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a 10-mile long oil slick as black smoke continued to billow from the site, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday.


Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story

In “Fellow Travelers,” a story of persecuted gay love during the 1950s, the composer Gregory Spears demonstrates how to be original.

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe: Trump 'embarrasses us'

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a top Democrat newly out of office, had choice words for President Donald Trump on Sunday, calling him "disgraceful," "disgusting" and an "embarrassment."


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.

Pop and Rock Music

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.


Vocations: He Has a Rarity in Music: A Steady Paycheck

Joe Shadid of appears in the site’s videos, teaching guitar and demonstrating instruments — keeping him close to what he loves while earning a living.


BRIEF-Riverview Bancorp Says Kevin Lycklama To Succeed Patrick Sheaffer As CEO



Chinese Composers With an Ear to the World

A festival at the Juilliard School explores the sounds of contemporary China, without traditional instruments or foreign-based composers.

Classical Music

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.


Stricken Iranian oil tanker keeps exploding: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - The stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi keeps exploding, hampering efforts to extinguish the fire and rescue survivors, state media Xinhua said on Friday, citing the Ministry of Transport, as the blaze raged and worries grew the ship may break up and sink.


Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan's economic zone: coast guard

TOKYO (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast.


Olympics: Canada sends out NHL castaways to chase gold hat-trick

(Reuters) - Canada unveiled a mostly unknown collection of National Hockey League castaways on Thursday as the men's national team that will try to bring home a third consecutive Olympic gold medal from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.


CORRECTED-Cargill's Cameroon venture targets 100,000 T of cocoa purchases in 2018/19

DOUALA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A joint venture between agri-food giant Cargill and a Cameroon businesswoman plans to boost sustainable farming and increase cocoa exports to 100,000 tonnes by the 2018/19 season, a rise of a third from last season's volumes.


At least 15,000 Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria amid crackdown

ABUJA (Reuters) - More than 15,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria amid a crackdown on Anglophone separatists, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency and Nigerian government officials said on Thursday.


Shopping for nursing homes more tricky in Trump era

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Finding a safe, high-quality nursing home for a loved one is never an easy task. Complicated decisions often are made at a moment of emotional crisis and reliable guidance can be...

Pop and Rock Music

How Camila Cabello Lost Some Friends and Found Her Voice

The “Havana” singer and former Fifth Harmony member opens up about her solo journey and “super awkward” split from the group.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Trump’s Negotiation on Immigration, Unfolding on Camera

President Trump and a delegation of lawmakers from both parties engaged in a vigorous discussion of immigration, in effect negotiating legislation in front of the nation.

Hours after saying he'd be OK with whatever lawmakers came up with on DACA, President adds the wall

Just hours after a bipartisan meeting on the future of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, President Donald Trump tweeted that he still wanted to see a wall on the southern US border as part of any immigration deal.

Global Warming

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

Robert E. Murray, the chief executive of Murray Energy, wrote a lengthy “action plan” last year for President Trump. There’s not much left undone.

Flake on WH meeting after cameras left

Flake: Trump privately revealed what he considers a border wall.

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.


A Hoya Again, Patrick Ewing Learns Value of Knowing When to Pivot

Patrick Ewing had spent years positioning himself for an N.B.A. coaching job when a phone call suggested his future might be back at Georgetown.


BRIEF-Patrick Miles Reports 9.1 Pct Stake In Alphatec Holdings As Of Dec 28‍​



Wanting a new start, Britain's May changes leadership team

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May named an ally to run the ruling Conservatives and promoted younger ministers on Monday to try to give her divided party and government a new start after a year marred by an ill-judged election, rows over Brexit and scandals.

How Trump became 'the white affirmative action president'

When the Trump administration recently signaled that it was going to crack down on affirmative action, some critics responded with an odd request:


Recognize That Tune? It’s the Northern Accent of Georgia Football

Georgia’s unofficial fight song borrowed its melody from “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which was a rallying cry for the North during the Civil War.


New Pregame Trickery: Distract the Visiting Team With Bad YouTube Videos

Rutgers is out in front with the latest form of gamesmanship. Just watch the Mr. Trololo video to understand how this tactic might work.


Cameroon separatist leader taken into custody in Nigeria: sources

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) - A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said on Saturday.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

Classical Music

Review: A Nostalgia Trip at the New York Philharmonic

While the program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn, led by the pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane, was finely executed, it felt safe and predictable.


LIVE MARKETS-European stocks extend gains as Wall St scores a hat trick

* European stocks extend rally * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data * U.S. non-farm payrolls miss Jan 5 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: EUROPEAN STOCKS EXTEND GAINS AS WALL ST SCORES A H

Computer and Video Games

Critic’s Notebook: How HQ Trivia Became the Best Worst Thing on the Internet

Despite a glut of glitches and questions bordering on the ridiculous, the game taps into our universal feeling of being aggrieved.


Modern Love: How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years

A teenager in a wheelchair forges an unlikely but enduring relationship with the young woman hired to care for his infant half brother.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

How ‘Not in My Backyard’ Became ‘Not in My Neighborhood’

The expectation that homeowners should be able to reach beyond their property lines has become deeply embedded.


The Pianist of the Resistance Captures a Surprise Award

Igor Levit, known for bringing together music old and new — and for his outspoken political views — has been given the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award.


Rick Hall, Music Producer Known for Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of music, recording the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, the Osmonds and Mac Davis.

Will corporate tax cuts trickle up or down?


Lena Hall Plans an Ambitious Tribute to Her Favorite Musicians

The “Hedwig” actress will pay homage to David Bowie, Radiohead and many others as part of “Obsessed,” a project involving a new EP each month in 2018.


And for His Next Trick, Hopping Genres

Dane Terry grew up wanting to be a magician and came to New York to play his songs. But the downtown cabaret scene came calling.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.


US charges Romanians with hacking police cameras before Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has charged two Romanian nationals, alleging that they hacked the Washington police department's surveillance cameras days before U.S. President Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration, the Department of Justice said on Thursday.


UPDATE 1-Brazil car rental firm Locamerica shares rise on Unidas deal

SAO PAULO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian rental car firm Cia de Locação das Américas rose 10 percent on Thursday after the company announced a tie-up with rival Unidas SA to create Brazil's second-largest car rental company.

Pop and Rock Music

New Year’s Eve 2017: A Guide to Music and Comedy Events

Set the DVR for Mariah Carey’s “Rockin’ Eve” do-over and head out to catch the cabaret, comedy, dance music, rock shows and jazz lineups ringing in 2018.

Pop and Rock Music

Why Every Pop Star Wants a Piece of Starrah

With hits for Drake, Rihanna and Maroon 5, an intensely private woman is the secret queen of streaming.


Locamerica and Unidas tie up to create Brazil's No. 2 car rental firm

SAO PAULO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Brazilian rental car firm Cia de Locação das Américas and rival Unidas SA announced a cash and stock deal to create Brazil's second-largest car rental company, the companies said in a securities filing on Thursday.

Security camera captures dozens of blows

The victim was hit more than 50 times and ended up at the hospital. Officials question why it took so long to shut down the assisted living facility.

Truck blocks camera from showing Trump golfing

A white truck tried to obscure CNN cameras from showing President Trump golfing in West Palm Beach, Florida. The White House has not responded to CNN's questions about the truck.

Pop and Rock Music

The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

As streaming continues to remake the music industry, artists and record labels schemed and scrambled, remixed and bundled to get their songs into fans’ ears.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

A Sudanese Refugee Brings a Taste of Home to the U.S.

Violence forced Kaltum Mohamed and her family to flee Darfur and later Libya. Now she has her own catering business that specializes in Sudanese cuisine.


Cameroon court orders release of writer who criticized govt.: lawyer

DOUALA (Reuters) - A judge in Cameroon ordered the release on Wednesday of a prize-winning writer who was detained after he criticized the government's handling of a separatist crisis in its Anglophone regions, his lawyer said.

Death and Dying

A Boy, His Mother and the Human Being Behind the Camera

Over the five years that Leslye Davis followed Drew — starting when he was 14 and she was in journalism school — their lives became deeply intertwined.


Turkey to restore Sudanese Red Sea port and build naval dock

ISTANBUL/KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Turkey will rebuild a ruined Ottoman port city on Sudan's Red Sea coast and construct a naval dock to maintain civilian and military vessels, Sudan's foreign minister said on Tuesday, as Ankara expands military and economic ties in Africa.


Economic Scene: Incomes Grew After Past Tax Cuts, but Guess Whose

While the well-to-do did even better than before, average income for Americans on the bottom half of the scale actually shrank under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

Radio City Music Hall

Critic’s Notebook: And a Child Shall Lead Them … Elsewhere

All our critic wanted was to stop judging and share a holiday show with her daughter. But her pint-size companion had other ideas.

Le, Hiep Thi (1971-2017)

Hiep Thi Le, Vietnamese Refugee Who Became Film Star, Dies at 46

Ms. Le was merely accompanying friends when she went to an open casting call for Oliver Stone’s “Heaven and Earth.” She landed the central role.

Pop and Rock Music

Mariah Carey Will Return to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ After Last Year’s Meltdown

The singer is seeking redemption by once again headlining the ABC show following a flubbed performance in Times Square.


Sprawling Across New York, a Solstice Music Marathon

Make Music Winter, an annual explosion of participatory “parades,” included riffs on Bach, West African music and microtonality.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.

Pop and Rock Music

A Sex Pistols Concert Film Languished for Four Decades. Here’s Why.

The story of the documentary “D.O.A.: A Right of Passage” involved the founder of High Times and a race to capture the band’s only United States tour.


Pop Music in 2017: Glum and Glummer

The dominant sound this year was dark, traumatized and defensive, led by artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Future and Taylor Swift.

Vanity Fair: Steve Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon became increasingly disillusioned by Trump's leadership style, sources told Gabriel Sherman in a Vanity Fair article posted Thursday.


BRIEF-Hiday Hidaka's Sales Probably Grew About 6% For March-Nov Period - Nikkei



Cameroonian journalist to be freed after terrorism charges dropped

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A Cameroonian journalist jailed for over two years for contact with Islamist militant group Boko Haram is set to be freed after a court on Thursday shortened his sentence, his lawyer said.

Hackers hit DC's surveillance cameras

Two Romanian hackers infiltrated nearly two-thirds of the outdoor surveillance cameras in Washington, DC, as part of an extortion scheme, according to federal court documents.


Exclusive: Cameroonian troops entered Nigeria without seeking authorization, sources in Nigeria say

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) - Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria, causing a falling-out between the governments behind the scenes, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.


Congress faces tricky path to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is in for a tough week as infighting over defense spending, healthcare and other contentious matters complicates the drive to pass a temporary spending bill by midnight on Friday to avert a partial government shutdown.


Tokyo Electric says Canada's Cameco seeks $682 mln in damages

TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco):


Philippine Congress backs body cameras for police in bloody war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine Congress approved a bill that removes a proposed 900 million pesos ($17.87 million) for the police war on drugs, now that police are no longer leading the operation, but which provides them with body cameras to record arrests.

United States Politics and Government

E.P.A. Employees Spoke Out. Then Came Scrutiny of Their Email.

A Republican research group has requested the emails of E.P.A. employees critical of the agency. Now the E.P.A. has hired an affiliated company.

Presidential Election of 2016

‘Trump, Trump, Trump!’ How a President’s Name Became a Racial Jeer

President Trump’s surname has become a racially charged taunt, or a braying assertion that the country is being taken back from forces that threaten it.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

Classical Music

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017

Our critics and writers choose their favorite albums of the year, including a new “Rigoletto,” Philip Glass piano works, and free-jazz arrangements.


Disability: My Supercharged, Tricked Out, Bluetooth Wheelchair Life Force

The bond I have with my fellow bus commuter isn’t just tolerant. It’s fully embracing of me.

How an 'ugly,' unwanted weapon became the most popular rifle in America

Larry Hyatt had never seen such a frenzy.


Cameroon's Anglophones flee to Nigeria as crackdown grows

IKOM, Nigeria (Reuters) - When soldiers burst into her village in southwest Cameroon last month with guns blazing, small farmer Eta Quinta, 32, raced into the forest with three of her children.


Treating bumps and humps: Dubai opens $10 million camel hospital

DUBAI (Reuters) - Pristine operating theaters and state-of-the-art medical equipment are featured in a new Dubai hospital that opened last week - exclusively for camels.


Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women

Mr. Simmons, a powerful gatekeeper in the entertainment and media worlds, damaged careers and self-confidence with his pattern of sexual assault and harassment, the women say.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Tip: 2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

Readers of The Times’s personal technology section had lots of questions. Here we highlight the most compelling — in terms of their connection to current events or in reader response.


Shares eye record high as Fed heads for 2017 hat-trick

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of another record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike this year and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve on how many more are likely in 2018.

Pop and Rock Music

Bon Jovi Leads 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: ‘It’s About Time’

The band will join the institution in April along with Nina Simone, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.


Shares eye record high as Fed heads for hat-trick

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of another record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike of the year, and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve how many more are likely in 2018.

Did royals make secret Star Wars cameo?

So did they or didn't they? The latest Star Wars movie received royal approval from Princes William and Harry at Tuesday's European premiere in London. But did they make a cheeky cameo appearance as Storm-troopers in the film? CNN applied Jedi mind control technique in search of the truth.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares eye record high as Fed heads for hat-trick

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of another record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike of the year, and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve how many more are likely in 2018.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants

For the first time, big tech companies began to accept responsibility in 2017 for how their platforms affect the world. The scope of that change remains unclear.


Zidane delighted to call on 'world's best' Ronaldo

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he was delighted to be able to call on the "best player in the world" in Cristiano Ronaldo as his side gear up to defend their Club World Cup title.

Doping: Russia backs athletes wanting to take part in Winter Olympics

Russian athletes wanting to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea will have the unanimous support of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the body said Tuesday.

Classical Music

Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match

Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.

Pop and Rock Music

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.

Cosmetics and Toiletries

Opinion: I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.

The pedestrian origin story of the triple cleanse and snail slime face serum.


Macy's Terry Lundgren to retire as chairman in January

(Reuters) - Department store operator Macy's Inc said Chairman and former Chief Executive Terry Lundgren would retire from the board on January 31, 2018.


Op-Ed Contributor: An Everyman — Just Not Ours

Understanding France’s ardor for Johnny Hallyday does not come easily to Americans.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

Pop and Rock Music

The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

Country Music

Album Review: For Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, You Can’t Teach an Old Country Bro New Tricks

New albums from the two singers are at odds over whether country is in the lyrics or the sounds.

Trump voters are OK with 'trickle down' tax plan

Trump voters in Michigan and Kentucky talk to CNN's Poppy Harlow about the Republican tax plan. While some are a bit skeptical, most enthusiastically support the policy that is largely targeted at corporate cuts.


Moogfest Shines a Spotlight on Female, Nonbinary and Transgender Musicians

The music, ideas and technology conference is showcasing its performers in a 50-hour live stream this week featuring 50 artists in 17 countries.


Feature: From Farm to Farm With the King of ‘Bro-Country’

Luke Bryan has been testing the sonic limits of country music for a decade. Just how much novelty can the genre take?

Pop and Rock Music

Communist-Era Crooner and Far-Right Metal Band Share a Spotlight

“The Sinatra of the East” and a heavy metal group known for anti-Muslim lyrics were honored in the Czech Republic’s answer to the Grammys.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical (Play)

Review: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ a Watery Wonderland on Broadway

This ginormous adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series perfectly captures the innocently idiotic spirit of its prototype.

Classical Music

A Symphony Breathes Life Into 400 Broken School Instruments

David Lang’s “symphony for a broken orchestra” had its premiere as part of a project to fix damaged instruments from Philadelphia’s public schools.


IOC faces tricky decision over possible Russia ban

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Under huge pressure from all sides, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide on Tuesday whether to ban Russia from next year's Winter Olympics over alleged institutionalized doping.

United States Politics and Government

G.O.P. Pushes to Avoid Government Shutdown, but the Path Is Tricky

A two-week stopgap measure would provide more time to negotiate, but obstacles loom on both sides of the aisle as lawmakers push their own priorities.

Hurricane Harvey (2017)

Developers Said Their Homes Were Out of a Flood Zone. Then Harvey Came.

In the years leading up to Hurricane Harvey, a wrinkle in the federal flood-mapping system helped a company build homes in an at-risk Houston suburb.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's notable new releases, from Beyoncé joining Ed Sheeran to the latest from Craig David's comeback.

Classical Music

A Violinist as Riveting in Silence as in Sound

Janine Jansen, a star in Europe, claims one of New York’s musical prizes this season: a Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall that begins on Dec. 7.


Cameroon secessionists kill six soldiers, police: president

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Militants seeking independence for Cameroon's English-speaking regions killed four soldiers and two policemen in attacks this week, President Paul Biya said late on Thursday, vowing to eliminate the secessionists as a threat to peace.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.


How the Amtrak Dining Car Could Heal the Nation

A songwriter’s six-train, 8,980-mile cross-country journey reminds him that slowing down, logging off and meeting strangers is an antidote to pessimism.


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.

How the GOP's tax bill came back to life

In a matter of hours, the Republican tax bill -- the last hope Republican senators had of making a major legislative push this year -- went from hanging on by a thread to moving full steam ahead to the Senate floor.


BRIEF-High Arctic Energy Services Appoints J. Cameron Bailey As CEO


Last year, she invited him to Thanksgiving by mistake. This year he came on his own

When Wanda Dench sat down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family this year at her home in Mesa, Arizona, all of the guests were invited on purpose.


Turkish, Sudanese intelligence agencies catch and return alleged coup suspect: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Sudanese intelligence agencies have captured and returned to Turkey a man believed to be a financier for the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in Turkey, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday.


Review: Four Women, Four Lifetimes, One Camera in ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.

James Cameron's 'Titanic' special misses the boat

There's a great special to be made about "Titanic," the movie; and Titanic, the giant ocean liner that sunk 105 years ago. "Titanic :20 Years Later With James Cameron" splashes down somewhere between the two, and in the process almost completely misses the boat.

Bizarre jellyfish and rare vampire squid caught on camera

Deep sea researchers of the E/V Nautilus vessel captured video of the bizarre Deepstaria jellyfish and an elusive squid dubbed the "vampire squid from hell."


New York Punk, Out of Retirement

Rockers from the downtown scene of the 1970s and ’80s are keeping the flame alive, and their gray-haired fans are happy to party like it’s 1979.

Computers and the Internet

How a Comedy Website Came to Sell Wine to Survive

Someecards had a great idea that went viral. Then Facebook, responsible for much of its success, almost killed it.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Shopping)

Black Friday 2017: Our Best Tips, Tricks and Deals

Our rundown of tips, tricks, deals, and articles from around The Times and our friends at Wirecutter to make the most of the shopping season.

Watch his escape caught on camera

CNN's Brian Todd walks through dramatic video of the daring escape a North Korean soldier carried out while crossing the border into South Korea.

Watch defector's escape caught on camera

A North Korean soldier who defected across the demilitarized zone has had his escape caught on camera.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

The Day the Pastor Was Away and Evil Came Barging Into His Church

Frank Pomeroy, whose daughter was among those killed in Sutherland Springs, Tex., must help heal a torn community while trying to heal himself.

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: He Played Kennedy. Then He Became Himself.

Vaughn Meader became famous for his presidential impression. He ended his life in obscurity, but beloved.

Country Music

The Grand Ole Opry, a Nashville Institution, Comes to New York

The 92-year-old country music show is opening a Southern-themed restaurant and concert space in Times Square, with plans to expand in the U.S. and beyond.


A Word With: Terry Gilliam and the Time He Shared a Crew With ‘Star Wars’

The director recalls the making of “Jabberwocky” and how workers told him his film was far better than the one they were working on with George Lucas.

Animal Behavior

ScienceTake: Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates

Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes.


Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

What Became of the Manson Family?

Most of Charles Manson’s followers were young women who had fled middle-class homes. Here’s a look at where they are now.


Airbus faces tricky hurdles over stalled A380 Emirates deal

DUBAI (Reuters) - A preliminary deal to sell 36 A380s to Emirates blew up in an Airbus hospitality chalet moments before the Gulf carrier was expected to shower $30 billion on the planemaker and its U.S. rival Boeing at the start of last week's Dubai Airshow.

Pop and Rock Music

Malcolm Young of AC/DC: Listen to 10 Essential Songs

The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.

Politics and Government

Alabama Thought It Had Seen Enough Scandal. Then Came Roy Moore.

The allegations against the Senate candidate represent just the latest political scandal in a state that has known plenty of them.


Patrick to race Daytona, Indy 500s before retiring

(Reuters) - Danica Patrick will drive in the Daytona and Indianapolis 500s next year before retiring, the world's most recognizable and successful female driver said on Friday.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.


Embroidering With Björk’s Maskmaker

Step inside the home studio of Björk’s co-creative director, James Merry, where he experiments with embroidery and sculpture to bring their artistic visions to life for her latest album, “Utopia.”

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond -- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (Movie)

Review: ‘Jim & Andy,’ When Carrey Became Kaufman

In his documentary about Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman and the making of “Man on the Moon,” the director Chris Smith finds multiple realities and laughs.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat

Grace Mugabe, Shrewd if Ill-Tempered, Became a Target of Zimbabwe’s Anger

Robert Mugabe’s wife helped oust two successive vice presidents who rivaled her as potential successors to her ailing husband.

Where NBA team names came from

Fascinating stories behind NBA team names.

Pop and Rock Music

Meet the Musicians Who Gave Isaac Hayes His Groove

A new boxed CD set helps shine a light on the band — born out of the Bar-Kays — that backed this soul star on “Hot Buttered Soul” and beyond.


Jedinak hat-trick sends Australia to World Cup soccer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Captain Mile Jedinak led the way with a second-half hat-trick as Australia brushed aside Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to secure a place at next year's World Cup finals.


Special Report: How a defrocked judge became the chief legal enforcer for Maduro's Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Last March, Chief Justice Maikel Moreno shocked Venezuela when his Supreme Court nullified the powers of the National Assembly and transferred them to the 32-judge tribunal.

Pop and Rock Music

Björk’s New Album Is a Love Letter to Optimism

Björk discusses “Utopia,” an enthusiastic reaction to her dark heartbreak record, “Vulnicura,” and the election of President Trump, and her post about Lars von Trier.

Pop and Rock Music

Popcast: Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.

Ms. Swift plays a different game on her sixth album — making pop music that directly competes with the rest of the field’s dominant players. A panel discussion, on Popcast.

How 'cocktail museum' became world's best bar

As the countdown of the World's 50 Best Bars 2017 climaxed, the 700-strong throng of bar industry luminaries assembled in London for the award's ceremony let out a collective gasp.

Patrick Nagatani

Patrick Nagatani, Photographer Famous for Collages, Dies at 72

His constructions captured the legacies of nuclear weaponry and his parents’ internment in camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Airlines and Airplanes

On Airplanes, Considering Fighting Cameras With Cameras

After cellphone videos began to emerge of clashes between passengers and airline employees, some companies are trying to protect their workers.

The Daily

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

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


Sony's stock could rise 20 percent on gaming and camera chips sales: Barron's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Powered by stronger sales of its camera chips for smartphones along with videogame systems and software, Sony Corp's [6758.T] stock could rise by another 20 percent over the coming year, Barron's said on Sunday.

Pop and Rock Music

Fred Cole, Leader of Garage-Rock Band Dead Moon, Dies at 69

A singer and guitarist who became a hero of the Northwest music scene of the 1990s, he set a standard for do-it-yourself perseverance.


Cameroon separatist attacks kill four security forces: government

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Separatists from Cameroon's Anglophone region have killed four security forces in several attacks over the past few days, the government said on Saturday, an unprecedented violent turn to a movement that risks morphing into a full blown insurgency.


Rare Bornean clouded leopards caught on camera in Malaysian reserve

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week, a rare daytime sighting of the elusive animals in the wild.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

A London Meeting of an Unlikely Group: How a Trump Adviser Came to Learn of Clinton ‘Dirt’

Interviews and records reveal new details about contacts between George Papadopoulos and self-described Kremlin intermediaries.

Classical Music

Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival

The actor Jeremy Irons is a riveting narrator in Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony, with Leonard Slatkin conducting the New York Philharmonic.


Natalie Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

Ms. Dessay, a star soprano who retired from staged opera in 2013, has recorded a Michel Legrand song cycle intended for Ms. Streisand in the 1970s.

Classical Music

Three Composers on the Necessity and Pitfalls of Political Music

David Lang, Caroline Shaw and Ted Hearne discuss their works, to be performed by the Crossing at the Institute for Advanced Study on Nov. 10 and 11.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: Swift Is a 2017 Pop Machine on ‘Reputation,’ but at What Cost?

On her sneakily potent sixth album, the pop star shifts away from her signature melodies, engaging with the competition on its terms, not hers.

#MeToo: CNN's Alisyn Camerota tells her own story


UPDATE 2-Uranium miner Cameco not planning more output cuts 'right now'-CEO

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Canada's Cameco Corp is not planning further cuts to uranium output "right now," but has the option of lowering production again without jeopardizing supply contracts, its chief executive said on Thursday.


UPDATE 1-Uranium miner Cameco not planning more output cuts 'right now' -CEO

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Canada's Cameco Corp is not planning further cuts to uranium output "right now," but has the option of lowering production again without jeopardizing supply contracts, its chief executive said on Thursday.

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

F.Y.I.: When the War to End All Wars Doesn’t Do the Trick

New Yorkers thought the end of World War I meant everlasting peace, and so erected many monuments to that effect. Then World War II came along.

Pop and Rock Music

Charlotte Gainsbourg Finds Her Own Voice

For her fourth album, “Rest,” she did something she’s never done before: write her own lyrics, digging into her family’s tangled history for inspiration.

Pop and Rock Music

Taylor Swift, Entering a New Era, Sticks to a Safe Space: Tumblr

As the singer prepares to release “Reputation,” her die-hard fans interact directly with their queen away from the critical glare of other social media.

Sexual Harassment

In U.K.’s Clubby Parliament, Abuse Complaints Became Weapons

There was no independent body to handle the reports. Instead, they were forwarded to whips, the party disciplinarians, and used to keep people in line.


Israeli start-up says Apple copied its patented smartphone camera technology

Nov 7 (Reuters) - An Israeli startup has sued Apple Inc , accusing the iPhone maker of copying its patented smartphone camera technology.

Classical Music

Chopin’s Heart, Pickled in a Jar, Offers Clues to His Death

The heart of the Polish composer, preserved for nearly 170 years, was examined by scientists who say he most likely died of tuberculosis.


Your Money: Splitting retirement accounts is tricky for DIY divorce

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you are trying to have a low-cost, do-it-yourself divorce, it may seem reasonable to just split up the retirement assets and each go your separate ways.


‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

The governing party in this East African nation has a network of millions of loyalists and informers to watch each village and every neighborhood. Meet one of them, a farmer and enforcer.

Defense and Military Forces

Saudis Intercept Missile Fired From Yemen That Came Close to Riyadh

Amid regional tensions, Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels reached Riyadh with a ballistic missile for the first time.

Travel and Vacations

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

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

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

Hear Feist honor Leonard Cohen, N.E.R.D snap back to life and more new songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

Poetry and Poets

Up Next: How Amanda Gorman Became the Nation’s First Youth Poet Laureate

The 19-year-old is a sophomore at Harvard University and started a youth literacy group called One Pen One Page.


Disability: Sensations of Sound: On Deafness and Music

I am deaf. But getting cochlear implants led me to explore more deeply what music meant to me.

Elections, Mayors

How Bill de Blasio Overcame the Haters

Mayor de Blasio, despite his legion of critics, is striding toward re-election with a bloodless and boring campaign — just as he planned it.


Fitzpatrick, Dunne and Li join Hong Kong Open field

(Reuters) - European Masters champion Matt Fitzpatrick, British Masters winner Paul Dunne and 2016 China Open winner Li Haotong will join U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia in a strong field at the Hong Kong Open later this month.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Mocks Trump for Wanting Tax Bill to Be ‘The Cut Cut Cut Act’

“I will say, every time he’s on TV I have this fantasy that a director will walk in and go, ‘Cut, cut, cut!’” Mr. Meyers said.

Gospel Music

Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed

The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.


Broadway’s Comic Chameleon Writes a Heartfelt New Tune

Known for brassy musicals like “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” David Yazbek is also a dark solo act. Now, with “The Band’s Visit,” his different personas come together.

Pop and Rock Music

The Tear-Stained Confessions of Sam Smith

The British pop singer, who has a new album, tried to come out on his own terms. But now he’s listening.


Big Music in Small Rooms: Throat Singing

Experience an intimate show of Inuit throat singing from Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory in Iqaluit, on the edge of the Canadian Arctic. Ms. Tagaq will perform at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, Nov. 5.


Grief-stricken families of Japanese abducted by North Korea pin hopes on Trump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Takuya Yokota vividly remembers clutching a flashlight and running to the ocean with his mother and twin brother to look for his older sister in the dark, shouting her name.


On a Night That Celebrates Horror, It Came Close

Blocks from where a truck was driven into pedestrians and cyclists, the annual Village Halloween Parade went on, its revelry tinged with determination.

Classical Music

Hear 9 New Psalm Settings for Challenging Times

Listen to pieces written by Nico Muhly, David Lang and more for the Psalms Experience, which runs through Nov. 11 at Lincoln Center.

Tampa mayor, police chief to trick-or-treat in area rocked by mystery killings

The mayor of Tampa and its interim police chief said they will hand out candy and join kids for trick-or-treating in a neighborhood that is on edge after a series of unsolved killings.


Cameroon court sentences opposition leader to 25 years in prison

DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - A military court in Cameroon sentenced an opposition leader on Monday to 25 years in prison, his lawyer and Amnesty International said and denounced the trial as politically motivated.


From trick to treat: After years of antipathy, Britain embraces Halloween

LONDON (Reuters) - Halloween was once seen as frightfully vulgar by generations of Britons but now millennials are turning it into a retail bonanza.

Spacey criticized for how he came out

Actors are usually hailed for coming out but Kevin Spacey is being criticized.

California Today

California Today: California Today: The Border Protests That Never Came

Monday: A quiet rollout for border wall prototypes, complaints of sexual harassment in Sacramento, and Dodger World Series hopes take a beating.


Suspected Boko Haram raid kills at least 10 in Cameroon village

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 10 villagers in northern Cameroon on Sunday night in what army and local officials said was revenge for attacks by Cameroon's army.


Carbon dioxide levels grew at record pace in 2016, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling a 20-metre rise in sea levels and adding 3 degrees to temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday.

Special Education

For My Son With Disabilities, the Joy of Trick-or-Treating With a Buddy

After years of challenges in making friends, I cherish a ritual that other parents can take for granted.

Warner, Mark R

Mark Warner: Tech Millionaire Who Became Tech’s Critic in Congress

The Democratic senator from Virginia is emblematic of the shifting politics for big technology companies, which face congressional hearings this week.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Hear Brian Eno and Kevin Shields's new track, plus songs from Rhye, Sleigh Bells and more.

Classical Music

Review: If You See One Opera This Year, Make It ‘The Exterminating Angel’

The composer Thomas Adès’s audacious new opera based on Luis Buñuel’s surreal 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips with banks, Cameco; Saputo jumps

TORONTO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped early on Friday, weighed by banks and Cameco Corp's disappointing earnings and outlook, while gold miners gained and dairy company Saputo Inc rose after agreeing to buy an Australian milk producer.

United States Economy

U.S. Economy Grew at 3% Rate in 3rd Quarter, Despite Storms

Economists initially expected that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma would deal a blow to the country’s steady growth.

Pop and Rock Music

Op-Ed Contributor: Jon Batiste: Fats Domino and the Rock ’n’ Roll I Didn’t Know

His rollicking piano style was the bridge to a new genre.

How he became the first Vietnam war POW

Retired Navy Commander Everett Alvarez Jr. remembers the day his plane was shot down over Vietnam and recalls the first time he knew he wanted to serve.

Country Music

Lee Ann Womack Returns to Her Roots, Singing ‘to the Common Man’

On an album recorded in her native Texas, the country music veteran demonstrates what she’s learned from her mainstream tenure while casting off its restraints.