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Tapper: Trump's wall has changed

After White House chief of staff John Kelly told Democratic lawmakers that President Trump's early promises of a border wall were not fully informed, the President insists he has remained consistent. CNN's Jake Tapper compares the President's rhetoric on the subject over time.


Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEO

LOMBARD, Ill. (Reuters) - Norfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday.

Tapper: You know who loved Trump's comments?

CNN's Jake Tapper compares reactions to President's Trump "shithole countries" remarks following the President's tweeted denial.

Academy Awards (Oscars)

Jake Gyllenhaal on Ambivalent Heroes and, Um, Perms

The 37-year old actor was passed over by the Golden Globes but may well land an Oscar nomination for his performance in “Stronger”

United States Economy

The Conversation: The Very Stable Genius in the Very Stable White House

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Tapper: Trump, author are unreliable narrators

CNN's Jake Tapper explores the problem of unreliable narrators in the form of the President and author Michael Wolff in his book, "Fire and Fury," about the Trump administration.


Op-Ed Columnist: A Very Stable Genius-in-Chief

In series of tweets on Saturday, President Trump defended his mental fitness.


Oil stable on lower U.S. rig count, but below recent highs

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were stable on Monday, supported by a slight decline in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for new production, with crude holding just below near three-year highs reached last week.

Obeidallah: How Trump can prove he's 'very stable'

Donald Trump is clearly agitated by accusations that he's mentally unfit to be President. In a series of Saturday morning tweets, he wrote he was, "like, very smart," a "VERY successful businessman," a "top T.V. Star" and that he won the presidency, "on my first try." He concluded that he is also "a very stable genius."

Tapper cuts off interview with Trump adviser

When CNN's Jake Tapper asks White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller about President Trump's tweets on his mental fitness for office, Miller criticizes the network's coverage of the president.

Watch the full interview with Jake Tapper and Stephen Miller

In a heated interview, White House adviser Stephen Miller talks with CNN's Jake Tapper about Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" and its revelations about life inside the Trump campaign and White House.

Jake Tapper to Trump adviser: Settle down

White House adviser Stephen Miller got into a heated exchange with CNN's Jake Tapper as Tapper asks Miller a question about former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon's role in the Trump campaign.

Trump defends his sanity: I'm 'a very stable genius'

President Donald Trump, coming off a week of heightened scrutiny over his mental health, sought to put the topic to rest on Saturday by declaring himself extraordinarily intelligent and undeniably right in the head.

Analysis: Trump's 'very stable genius' tweet shows he isn't

On Saturday morning, before most people were awake, President Donald Trump was tweeting about how very, incredibly, stupendously smart he is.

Trump: I'm a 'very stable genius'

President Donald Trump slammed reports about his mental stability in a series of tweets Saturday morning, writing he's a "very stable genius."


Trump rejects author's accusations, calls self 'stable genius'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his track record showed he is "a very stable genius."

President Trump: I'm a very stable genius

President Trump praised his own mental stability and intelligence on Twitter following a controversial book about his time in office by Michael Wolff.

Tapper: Shouldn't Trump know what Sessions does?

According to a New York Times report, President Donald Trump ordered a White House lawyer to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation. CNN's Jake Tapper has more.

Jake Tapper calls out Sarah Sanders for 'facts' comment

CNN's Jake Tapper calls out White House press secretary Sarah Sanders for saying people are "not entitled to their own facts."

CBS News fires political director amid allegations of 'inappropriate behavior'

Jake Tapper: None of this is stable behavior

CNN's Jake Tapper recaps President Trump's incendiary tweetstorm on North Korea, the media and the Department of Justice

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

Big Ticket: Manhattan Prices Stable in 2017, Even as Luxury Takes a Breather

Manhattan’s luxury market faced some deep price cuts in 2017, but the residential market over all remained strong and stable.


‘Weak link’ between childhood lead and adult criminal behavior

(Reuters Health) - Lead exposure during childhood has been tied to a variety of developmental problems, but a new study suggests it may not be associated with higher odds of criminal behavior later in life.


Poll: Hugs and dirty jokes - Americans differ on acceptable behavior

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans differ widely in their views of what constitutes sexual harassment, with age and race as well as gender throwing up the dividing lines, posing a challenge for those who police for such conduct in the workplace.


Girls’ early puberty tied to depression, behavior problems into adulthood

(Reuters Health) - Girls who go through puberty early could be more likely to experience depression and behavior problems that last into their 20s compared to peers who start menstruation later, a U.S. study suggests.

Tapper calls out nations critiquing the US

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the United Nation's vote to condemn President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Transgender recruits must be 'stable' in their new gender for 18 months, Pentagon says

The US military has issued new guidance on how transgender individuals will be admitted to the armed services in the new year.


South Korea says any delay in military drills depends on North Korea's behavior

SEOUL (Reuters) - Any delay in joint military drills with the United States would depend on North Korea's behavior during the 2018 Winter Olympics, officials in Seoul said on Wednesday, while a halt to group tours from China suggested Beijing is still wary.


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Teen sexual identity, childhood trauma linked to suicidal behaviors

(Reuters Health) - - Both LGBQ sexual identity and traumatic experiences in childhood are linked to a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, U.S. researchers say.

Chef Mario Batali apologizes for past behavior and offers cinnamon rolls

How about some cinnamon rolls with that apology?


Thai tour guide arrested for inappropriate behavior at Buddhist temple

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have arrested a local tour guide for indecent behavior at a temple after she posted a photograph online that showed her standing on a pagoda, police said on Saturday.


Tillerson urges lull in North Korea 'threatening behavior' before any talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday called for a "sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behavior" before talks could occur between Washington and Pyongyang, but did not specify a length of time for a lull.


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Germany owes Europe a stable government, top SPD boss says

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior Social Democrat (SPD) politician said Germany needed a stable government able to play a leadership role in the European Union, in the clearest signal yet that the party would open coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.


Oil prices stable on tighter market, but rising US output looms for 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Friday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and ongoing OPEC-led production cuts supported prices, while rising output from the United States kept crude from rising further.


Oil stable on tighter market, but rising US output looms for 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Friday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and the ongoing OPEC-led production cuts supported prices, while rising output from the United States kept crude from rising further.

Tapper: Third loss may haunt Trump

After getting behind Luther Strange in the primary loss and Roy Moore in the Alabama general election loss to Doug Jones, CNN's Jake Tapper says Trump may face a third loss if voters decide to see his backing of Moore as a loss of standards.

Tapper: Moore's loss is a huge defeat for Trump

CNN's Jake Tapper talks about what Doug Jones' victory in the Alabama special election means for President Donald Trump.

Analysis: An insane exchange between Jake Tapper and a Moore spokesman

Lost amid the sexual harassment and misconduct charges against Roy Moore over the past month is the fact that even before any of those allegations came to light, Republicans in Washington were deathly afraid of what the prospect of Moore in the Senate could do to the overall party brand.

Tapper fact-checks Roy Moore spokesman

CNN's Jake Tapper fact checks Roy Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett, who inaccurately claimed that a Christian Bible must, by law, be used when being sworn into office.

Tapper responds to Sanders

CNN's Jake Tapper highlights instances of President Trump and his administration sharing untrue claims as the White House accuses reporters of putting out information they know is incorrect in an attempt to mislead the public.


UPDATE 4-Oil prices stable as OPEC cuts countered by rising US drilling

* Output rise undermines OPEC-led efforts to tighten market (Recasts, updates prices)

US concerned Russian aircraft behavior over Syria could spark clash

Amid what it sees as an increase in unsafe behavior by the Russian military, the US military is concerned it might have to shoot down a Russian aircraft over Syria if the Russian plane is seen as a threat to US or coalition forces fighting ISIS.


Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over 'inappropriate behavior' report

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct.

Tapper: Why so many lies about Russia?

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at the continued fallout from the guilty plea of President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.


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Toll Brothers sees no change in buyer behavior due to tax reform

(Reuters) - U.S. luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc said on Tuesday it had not seen a potential change in buyers' behavior on the back of a looming U.S. tax reform and that it is encouraged by the potential cut in corporate tax rates.

Tapper: President Trump contradicts candidate Trump

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, John Dowd, said that the President cannot be guilty of obstructing justice, according to an interview with Axios. CNN's Jake Tapper looks at the latest developments in this story.

Tapper: What was Michael Flynn trying to hide?

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down the latest developments in the special counsel's investigation.

Tapper fact checks tax plan claims

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with, looks at claims from both sides about the new Republican tax plan. Read more at

Tapper: Trump recklessly pushed out extremist group videos

CNN's Jake Tapper comments on the anti-Muslim videos that President Trump retweeted.

CNN fires staffer after complaints about behavior

Tapper: Trump's Twitter behavior fundamentally indecent

CNN's Jake Tapper takes a look at the fallout from President Trump's recent activity on Twitter.


U.S. radio host Keillor fired over accusation of improper behavior

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the long-running folksy variety show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

Garrison Keillor fired by Minn. Public Radio after allegations of inappropriate behavior


U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor fired over claim of improper behavior

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the folksy show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

Network says employee filed complaint about longtime 'Today' host over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'


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U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan's support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad.


Europe, global environment mean Germany needs stable government, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs a stable government as soon as possible in order to respond to proposals for reforming the European Union and to deal with an uncertain global environment, Chancellor Angela Merkel told a news conference on Monday.


Iran says Saudi Crown Prince's behavior 'immature, weak-minded': state TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was discredited internationally by his "immature" behavior, state television reported, after Mohammed bin Salman called Iran's Supreme Leader "the new Hitler of the Middle East".

Sebelius: Clinton WH doubled down on 'abusive behavior'

As a wave of stories unfold about sexual harassment and assault by men in power, a senior Democratic leader says her party should reflect on how it handled such charges when they were leveled against former President Bill Clinton.

Goodman, Wesley

Ohio Lawmaker Who Backed Family Values Resigns Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

State Rep. Wesley Goodman supported family values and “natural marriage” but resigned after an “inappropriate interaction” in his office.

Tapper: People in 'glass White Houses' shouldn't throw stones

President Trump went after Sen. Franken (D-MN) on Twitter for sexual harassment accusations, despite numerous women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment.


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* ‍Moody's concludes review and downgrades Omantel to Baa3; outlook stable​


Oil stable as OPEC cuts counter rising U.S. supplies

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Thursday as rising U.S. crude production and inventories were countered by expectations that OPEC will extend an ongoing production cut during a meeting at the end of this month.


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Democrats concerned that Trump is too 'unstable' for nukes

Congressional lawmakers raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons during a hearing Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Dems concerned Trump too 'unstable' to be trusted with nukes

Congressional lawmakers raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons during a hearing Capitol Hill Tuesday amid bipartisan anxiety over launch process procedures and indications that the administration has considered the option of a first strike on North Korea.

Murphy: We are concerned Trump is unstable

Tapper to GOP official: Why don't you believe Moore accusers?

Former Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party Marty Connors discusses the accusations against Roy Moore involving a 14-year-old girl. Moore has denied the accusations.

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

Tapper: Do the numbers reflect a 'Trump referendum'?

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the numbers from the Virginia governor's race to see if they reflect a referendum on President Donald Trump.

Shooter's past: Report says he escaped behavior center in '12

Texas church gunman Devin Kelley escaped a New Mexico mental health facility in 2012, according to documents from the El Paso Police Department.

Medicine and Health

The New Health Care: Don’t Nudge Me: The Limits of Behavioral Economics in Medicine

Getting patients to follow a medication regimen can be harder than people imagine, studies show.

Tapper: Trump statements are shocking

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.


UK defense minister Fallon resigns, citing past behavior

LONDON (Reuters) - British defense minister Michael Fallon resigned from his position on Wednesday saying he accepted his conduct in the past had fallen below high standards.

CNN's Acosta: How is this not collusion?

CNN's Jim Acosta asked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders if President Trump's affiliation to George Papadapoulos, a former policy adviser on the Trump campaign who pleaded guilty to lying about his Russian connections, amounted to collusion.


Italian bank inquiry points to improper behavior, commission's chairman tells paper

MILAN (Reuters) - A new investigation of Italian banking scandals by a parliamentary commission has already revealed some improper behavior, the commission's chairman, Pier Ferdinando Casini, told the newspaper La Repubblica in an interview.

United States International Relations

In Seoul, Mattis Accuses North Korea of ‘Outlaw Behavior’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Pyongyang was accelerating the threat of nuclear war through missile tests and that the United States would protect its allies.

Tapper: The White House is trying to turn the spotlight on others

CNN's Jake Tapper reports on the attempt by the Trump administration to shift the spotlight to the previous administration and Hillary Clinton.


Oh, behave: How to make sense of behavioral ETFs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Can you make serious money by capitalizing on human foibles?


Childcare staff behavior may encourage kids to sample healthier food

(Reuters Health) - Meal-time behaviors by childcare providers may encourage children to sample more nutritious foods, a recent study from Oklahoma suggests.

Tapper addresses his clash with O'Reilly

On "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down his recent feud with Bill O'Reilly.

Flake to CNN: Can't normalize Trump's behavior

In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Sen. Jeff Flake talks about some of President Trump's questionable actions and how at some point, there is a need to say "enough."


Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says

An 18-month study of more than 2,000 officers in Washington found that those with cameras used force at about the same rate as those without.

Tapper: Acceptable to question 4-star generals

CNN's Jake Tapper compares President Donald Trump's tweets to White House press secretary Sarah Sander's remarks on questioning four-star marine generals.

Jake Gyllenhaal appears in Calvin Klein ad as a doting father

Thank you Calvin Klein, because Jake Gyllenhaal as a dad is everything.

Tapper to Trump: Choose words carefully

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down President Trump's history of interacting with the families of fallen service members.


Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person.

Tapper to Tillerson: Did you call Trump a moron?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discusses an NBC report that he called President Donald Trump a "moron" at the Pentagon.


Yemen's ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sanaa hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday.

Lawmakers demand answers after CNN's EPA probe

More than 40 congressional Democrats sent a letter to the White House expressing "deep concern" over the Environmental Protection Agency's recent proposal to "reverse clean water safeguards" for an area of Alaska that is home to the world's most valuable wild salmon fishery.

Tapper: Assault is wrong, regardless of party

CNN's Jake Tapper says that condemnation of sexual assault should not be limited to a partisan issue.

Clinton makes her first public comments since reports of Harvey Weinstein's alleged predatory behavior broke

Hillary Clinton condemned disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday, marking her first public comments on the matter since reports of his alleged predatory behavior broke five days ago.


Meryl Streep Calls Harvey Weinstein’s Behavior ‘Inexcusable’

Ms. Streep, who has worked with Mr. Weinstein on films including “August: Osage County,” called the news “disgraceful” but added, “Not everybody knew.”


Oil prices stable after OPEC signals possible further action

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Oil prices stabilized on Monday after one of the most bearish weeks in months, propped up by OPEC comments signaling the group and other producers may take further action to restore market balance in the long term.


Oil stable on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices stabilized on Monday, after a 2 percent slide on Friday, as the number of rigs drilling for new oil in the United States dipped and on expectations that Saudi Arabia would continue to restrain its output to support the market.


UPDATE 3-Oil stable on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

* U.S. oil production, refinery facilities reopen after storm Nate

Tapper to GOP senator: Will you vote against NRA?

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-MN) says he will support a ban on bump stocks through legislation or through a ruling by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Trump to unveil new responses to Iranian 'bad behavior': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce new U.S. responses to Iran's missile tests, support for "terrorism" and cyber operations as part of his new Iran strategy, the White House said on Friday.

Soccer star apologizes for behavior at Disney World

US soccer star Alex Morgan has apologized for her actions that led her to being kicked out from a Disney World park in Florida on Sunday.


Britain's May says does not set 'red lines' for ministers' behavior

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she did not set "red lines" for the behavior of her ministers and said she welcomed different voices in her cabinet over how to secure the best Brexit deal.

Tapper: Puerto Rico doesn't need tweets

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the growing division between the crisis in Puerto Rico and the Trump administration in Washington.

Watch highlights from CNN's health care debate

Four senators debated the future of health care in the midst of Republicans' third high-profile attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.

We can say goodbye to a stable Germany

Don't be deceived by the placid news that Angela Merkel just won re-election to Germany's top job. Sunday's election was an earthquake. You won't detect the tectonic movement by looking at who came in first, Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union, or at the second-place finisher, the center-left Social Democratic Party.

CNN's health care debate at 9 p.m. ET

CNN will host a bipartisan health care town hall debate Monday night in the midst of a third high-profile attempt by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


Younger start in football linked to higher risk of behavior, mood problems

(Reuters Health) - Boys who start playing American football before their 12th birthday may be at sharply increased risk of behavioral and mood problems later in life compared to peers who hit the gridiron later, according to a recent U.S. study.

All eyes on Susan Collins as she appears on CNN's 'State of the Union'

Republicans' latest efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are hanging on by a thread, and the party is waiting for GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine to make her next move.

Tapper: Trump's staff admits what he won't

President Donald Trump again called into question Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, a claim that has been contradicted by Trump's own staff.

Why Jake Gyllenhaal isn't on social media

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal tells Conan O'Brien that he is not on social media because he isn't very tech-savvy.


South Korea's Moon says North Korea crisis must be handled in 'stable' manner

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Thursday for the North Korean nuclear crisis to be handled in a stable manner, so that peace was not destroyed.

Actor impersonates millennials' behavior

Actor Luke Wilson critiques millennials' airport etiquette, but applauds their ability to find an outlet anywhere.

'Raging Bull' champ Jake LaMotta dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion of the world, has died. He was 95.

LaMotta, Jake

Jake LaMotta, ‘Raging Bull’ in and Out of the Ring, Dies at 95

LaMotta, who learned to box in a reformatory, won the middleweight championship and inspired an acclaimed film in which he was played by Robert De Niro.


Jake LaMotta, boxing's 'Raging Bull,' dies in his 90s

(Reuters) - Jake LaMotta, the brutish former boxing champion whose life of violence in and out of the ring was portrayed in the movie "Raging Bull," died on Tuesday, according to one of his daughters.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market.


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* Announced a newly enhanced Hybrid Adjustable-Rate Mortgage loan aimed at serving small-loan multifamily borrowers​

Global Warming

By Degrees: The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

Scientific predictions about Earth’s sensitivity to greenhouse gasses have generally held up. But no one can predict how much more carbon pollution people will choose to pump out.

Tapper: Trump shares untruths

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses President Trump's tweets after he again called for the expansion of his travel ban in the wake of an overseas terror incident, railing against "loser terrorists" behind the London Tube explosion.


UPDATE 2-Turboprop planemaker ATR says demand sufficient to keep production stable

* Regulation tussle with EU holding up sales to China (Adds Iran taking delivery of two more aircraft)


CORRECTED-Turboprop planemaker ATR says enough demand to keep production stable

PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - ATR, the world's largest maker of turboprop planes, said demand in Asia as well as its first U.S. deal in 20 years, will help it maintain production levels following a drop in 2016.


Turboprop planemaker ATR says enough demand to keep production stable

PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - ATR, the world's largest maker of turboprop planes, said demand in Asia and Latin America as well as its first U.S. deal in 20 years, will help it maintain production levels following a big drop in 2016.

Irma pummels CNN's Chris Cuomo

The wind and rain near the eye intensify as CNN's Chris Cuomo witnesses the power of Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida.


NATO's Stoltenberg says North Korea's 'reckless behavior' requires global response

LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea's "reckless behavior" is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday.

More on 'This is Sex' with CNN's Lisa Ling

Tapper: Trump's Obama wiretap claims were lies

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the Justice Department's court filing that said it has no evidence to support President Donald Trump's assertion in March that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped the phones in Trump Tower before last year's election.


Australian Kyrgios fined $5,500 for bad behavior

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios was fined a total of $5,500 for bad behavior during his U.S. Open first-round defeat, organizers said on Thursday.


Muni prices stable amid Texas floods, but investors watch for risks

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime municipal finance maven Marilyn Cohen unloaded several million dollars worth of Houston-area utility bonds on Tuesday even though she did not see a high risk to the debt - because a few of her clients were getting nervous.

Tapper to Trump: Your behavior concerns the US

CNN's Jake Tapper says President Donald Trump's recent behavior has mustered up feelings of concern among all parties.


Oil stable as market conditions tighten despite rising U.S. output

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable early on Monday, holding on to Friday's big gains even though rising U.S. output weighed on hopes the market will tighten with crude inventories down 13 percent since March.


South Carolina aquarium to monitor animal behavior during eclipse

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the United States in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them on Monday afternoon, biologists say.

Tapper: Don't blame Bannon for Trump's remarks

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down the recent firing of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and says people blaming him for Trump's remarks are not looking at the facts.

Tapper: Trump remarks unpatriotic

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the response from Republicans and other officials on President Trump's comments blaming "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tapper: The group Trump won't attack

CNN's Jake Tapper takes a closer look at President Trump's long history of attacking his opponents in the media, Hollywood, politics and others.

Trump to CNN's Jim Acosta: You're fake news

President Donald Trump rejected CNN's Jim Acosta's request to answer questions following an event at the White House, calling CNN "fake news."


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* Soligenix receives $2.5m in additional Niaid funding to advance development of heat stable ricin vaccine

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Suspect in Charlottesville Attack Had Displayed Troubling Behavior

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

Jake Tapper, WH adviser spar over Trump's response

CNN's Jake Tapper presses White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert over President Trump's response to the violence that erupted between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jake Tapper to WH adviser: Neo-Nazis praised Trump response

White House homeland security adviser says President Trump, who has argued that "radical Islamic terrorism" cannot be defeated if politicians are not willing to call it that, shouldn't "dignify" groups involved in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests by naming them.

Tapper: Now not time to improvise

CNN's Jake Tapper analyzes President Trump's rhetoric surrounding nuclear weapons.

Tapper: Trump's retweet 'playing with lives?'

President Donald Trump retweeted a Fox News report quoting anonymous sources regarding North Korea missile capabilities. When US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was asked about the same story, she said she cannot talk about classified information.


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* Medequities Realty Trust signs definitive agreement to acquire behavioral facilities in Las Vegas and Dallas for $25 million

Tapper calls out Trump's fake news

CNN's Jake Tapper recounts moments President Donald Trump has deemed actual, verified news stories "fake news."


Appleby stays in contention as rookie leads Stableford event

(Reuters) - Stuart Appleby dragged his chronically bad back to within a point of the lead after the second round at the Barracuda Championship in Nevada on Friday.

Acosta recaps heated exchange

CNN's Jim Acosta speaks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin following his heated immigration policy exchange with White House senior adviser Stephen Milller.


BRIEF-Blackrock's Turnill says reduced supply & increased demand likely to keep industrial metal prices stable

* See signs that reduced supply and increased demand for industrial metals may be more than temporary ‍​


BRIEF-Moody's says price hikes and cost cuts light a stable fire for European tobacco sector's outlook

* Moody's: price hikes and cost cuts light a stable fire for european tobacco sector's outlook

Tapper breaks down Trump's Boy Scout speech

CNN's Jake Tapper takes a look at President Trump's speech at the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree.

Paul, Jake (1997- )

Disney Splits With the YouTube Star Jake Paul

The news came at the end of a week in which Mr. Paul, 20, attracted negative attention after a news report on him feuding with his neighbors.


'Not appropriate' for Justin Bieber to tour China because of 'bad behavior'

BEIJING (Reuters) - It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer "truly loved" by the public, a Chinese state office has said.

Bieber, Justin

China Bars Justin Bieber From Performing Over ‘Bad Behavior’

In a statement about the pop singer, who has made headlines in the past, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said, “It is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”

Jake Tapper book gets its own movie


Oil stable after large fall in U.S. fuel stocks, but markets remain bloated

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held steady on Thursday following solid gains the previous day when falling U.S. fuel inventories lifted the market.

Jake Tapper presses Trump attorney on Russia meeting

When pressed about whether or not it was wrong of Donald Trump Jr. to take a meeting with a Russian attorney, Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for President Trump, says it's easy to look at the meeting from an ethical perspective a year after the fact.

Shia LaBeouf ashamed of his behavior

Actor Shia LaBeouf has apologized for his behavior during his arrest over the weekend.

Conway, CNN's Cuomo clash over Trump Jr.'s meeting

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer in a wide-ranging, 35-minute interview Monday with CNN's Chris Cuomo, saying there was "no information provided that was meaningful."


Venture firm co-founder Dave McClure resigns over 'inappropriate' behavior

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Prominent Silicon Valley investor Dave McClure said on Monday he had resigned from his position as a partner at the venture capital firm 500 Startups following allegations of sexual harassment.


Venture firm co-founder demoted over 'unacceptable' behavior with women

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A well-known Silicon Valley investor, Dave McClure, has been demoted within the firm he co-founded, 500 Startups, the latest fallout from revelations of mistreatment of women in the technology industry.


MSNBC hosts charge Trump is unstable

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two television hosts attacked by U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the Republican leader's mental health on Friday and accused him of trying to exert pressure on them over unfavorable coverage.

Twitter investor apologizes for behavior

High-profile tech investor Chris Sacca is fessing up to his own bad behavior toward women in tech.


TV hosts charge Trump is unstable

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two television hosts attacked by U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the Republican leader's mental health on Friday and accused him of trying to exert pressure on them over unfavorable coverage.


TV hosts charge Trump is unstable, accuse him of blackmail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two television hosts attacked by U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the Republican leader's mental health on Friday and accused him of trying to exert pressure on them over unfavorable coverage, calling it blackmail.


BRIEF-Fitch downgrades Nestle to 'AA-'; outlook stable

* Fitch downgrades Nestle to 'AA-'; outlook stable Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-TG Therapeutics recaps data from triple combination therapy trials

* TG Therapeutics recaps data from triple combination therapy trials at the 22nd european hematology association annual congress

SeaWorld subject of federal probes related to CNN's 'Blackfish' documentary

Tapper on Trump tapes: 'The plan seems to have backfired'

On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump formally revealed what many within Washington, DC had already assumed: he does not, in fact, have recordings of his conversation with former FBI Chief James Comey.

Tapper: Comey's plan worked

President Donald Trump tweeted that he did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, ending weeks of speculation kick-started by the President himself.

'Glee' star Charice Pempengco is now Jake Zyrus

Four years after coming out, Charice Pempengco has changed her name to Jake Zyrus.


CEE MARKETS-Leu stable as ruling party expected to propose new PM by Monday

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, June 22 (Reuters) - The Romanian leu held steady on Thursday despite the political uncertainty over who will succeed ousted Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu. Grindeanu fell in a no-confidence vote initiated by his own party, which is controlled by political adversary Liviu Dragnea. Dragnea is expected to come up with a new candidate by Monday, when President Klaus Iohannis considers his choice. Centrist President Klaus Iohannis has said he will only approv

Tapper: Secrecy in GOP health care remarkable

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the secrecy of the Republican health care bill as Senate Republicans are pushing full steam ahead toward a vote.

Qatar, it's time to change your behavior

In the two weeks that have passed since the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, Doha's response has been to try to change the subject. But what needs to happen is a change in behavior.


BRIEF-Effector Therapeutics to collaborate with Pfizer and Merck to evaluate immuno-oncology combination in microsatellite stable colorectal cancer

* Effector Therapeutics to collaborate with Pfizer and Merck KGAA to evaluate a novel immuno-oncology combination in microsatellite stable colorectal cancer


Merkel's SPD rivals make election pledge to keep pensions stable

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) unveiled plans on Wednesday to keep pensions stable and cap contributions in an effort to win over voters in a September election and unseat conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel who is seeking a fourth term.

He has intensified his disruptive behavior, even fighting with London's Mayor on Twitter after a terror attack

His response to the London attacks is reminder of how his instincts shatter conventional presidential behavior

Londoners did their best to keep calm and carry on after the latest night of carnage in a Western European city on Saturday.

Getting hot: EPA director, Tapper spar over climate decision

EPA Director Scott Pruitt defends President Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate accord to CNN's Jake Tapper.

Tapper: If you can't condemn assault, check your love of the Constitution

On Wednesday, the Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly body slammed a Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs.

Watch her full interview with Jake Tapper

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F. Kennedy, talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about her father's legacy and commemorating his 100th birthday.

Dean: Trump's behavior similar to Nixon's

John Dean, who served as White House Counsel for President Richard Nixon, said that Trump's behavior clearly shows he doesn't want any investigations involving Russia or Michael Flynn to continue.

Tapper to Rubio: Did Trump obstruct justice?

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) discusses whether the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump's statements about the firing amount to obstruction of justice.


BRIEF-Medical Properties Trust to invest $1.4 bln in 10 acute care hospitals and a behavioral health facility

* Medical Properties Trust - to acquire real estate interests of ten acute care hospitals and one behavioral health facility currently operated by IASIS healthcare

Tapper: His wounds are self-inflicted

CNN's Jake Tapper responds to President Trump's claim that he is the worst-treated President in history -- a claim Trump made during a commencement address at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

Tapper: WH told CNN not to report details Trump revealed

In March, CNN learned ISIS was developing laptop bombs to be used on international flights and was cautioned by Trump administration officials not to report certain details about the threat, including the city in which the intel was collected.


Oil stable on expectations of extended OPEC-led production cut

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held steady on Monday, supported by expectations that OPEC and Russia have agreed to extend a production cut beyond the first half of this year.

Tapper: Russia is mocking the American people

CNN's Jake Tapper says the Russian government is mocking the White House and the American people after releasing images of President Trump's closed meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Tapper: White House explanation doesn't add up

CNN's Jake Tapper says one of the reasons President Donald Trump fired James Comey was that the former FBI director would not give him assurance of personal loyalty.

Tapper: The problems with Comey's firing

CNN's Jake Tapper examines President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

Tapper: Stunning WH admission

CNN's Jake Tapper says the Trump administration did nothing as Acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned them of Michael Flynn and a potential compromise of security.

Tapper fact checks Trump's tax claims

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with, checks a Trump claim that the President made about what he would pay under his tax plan. Read more >

Tapper: Equating despotism with leadership is not an American value

"Equating brutality and despotism with leadership is not an American value," CNN's Jake Tapper said on Monday in response to President Donald Trump's pattern of expressing admiration for authoritarian leaders.

Tapper to McCain: Will Trump strike N. Korea?

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discusses the ongoing tensions with North Korea and whether President Trump is considering a preemptive strike.


Hungary's Orban has to change behavior - EU center-right

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban needs to end pressure on foreign-backed universities or risk being suspended from the center-right European People's Party (EPP), EPP leaders told him on Saturday.

Tapper: These Americans have had a rougher 100 days than Trump

"Many Americans" had a tougher past 100 days -- coinciding with the first months of Donald Trump's presidency -- than the President himself, CNN's Jake Tapper said on "The Lead" Friday.

Tapper: Trump's tough 100 days worse for these Americans

CNN's Jake Tapper says that some Americans have had a tougher first 100 days of the Trump administration than President Trump has had.

Tapper: Astounding attempt at 'buck passing' on Flynn

CNN''s Jake Tapper discusses the White House distancing itself from Michael Flynn now that he is under internal investigation for accepting and not disclosing foreign government payments without prior approval from the Pentagon.

Tapper: This number alarmed us

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses a poll that says a shockingly high number of Americans believe Obama intentionally spied on President Donald Trump and members of his team.

Tapper on Trump's action plan: No bill gets out alive

During the campaign, President Trump touted his 100-day action plan. CNN's Jake Tapper examines whether Trump delivered on his promises.

Tapper: Trump 'cramming' ahead of 100-day mark

CNN's Jake Tapper says the Trump administration is "cramming like a college kid during finals week" in an attempt to deliver on promises as his 100th day in office approaches.