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Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims, ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle’

Here are eight times President Trump has rejected or otherwise doubted that Moscow had a role in interfering with the 2016 presidential election.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Out of Prison, Fiancée in Kayak Case Says, ‘I’m Not Heartless’

Nearly three years after her arrest in the drowning death of her fiancé, Angelika Graswald speaks publicly about the case that drew widespread attention.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tarnished? Olympic brand mints money like never before

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A long-running Russian doping scandal. Corruption scams. Major cities say 'no' to staging the Olympics Games.

de Blasio, Bill nytimes.com

Homelessness, Step by Step

New York City makes it hard to enter shelters, and the housing market makes it hard to leave them. The process has many phases — the stages of homelessness.

Holocaust and the Nazi Era nytimes.com

Opinion: Lessons on the Holocaust, From Warsaw’s No. 35 Tram

Poland can’t make its history disappear. Thousands of families, like mine, have stories.

topNews reuters.com

Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria's Afrin, says accusations baseless

BEIRUT, ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region.

Psychology and Psychologists nytimes.com

Still Talking After All These Years

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.

sportsNews reuters.com

Ageless Federer rides his time machine back to the top

LONDON (Reuters) - They know a thing or two about time in Switzerland -- their cuckoo clocks, expensive wristwatches and unerring railway timetables are proof of that.

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Yemeni man pleads guilty in U.S. to trying to join Islamic State

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Yemen-born New York City resident on Friday pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to Islamic State, admitting that he tried to join the organization and urged someone else to join too.

healthNews reuters.com

Hospitalized older adults less often tested for flu

(Reuters Health) - Even though elderly people have the highest rates of hospitalization and death from influenza, a U.S. study suggests that older patients may be less likely to get tested for flu in the hospital.

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Shirtless Tongan finishes in 114th place

Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua was brutally honest about his ambitions ahead of his Winter Olympics debut.

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EU will not lift visas unless Turkey eases terrorism laws

SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Union told Turkey on Friday it would not ease travel requirements for its citizens unless Ankara softens counter-terrorism laws that the bloc says are excessive.

technologyNews reuters.com

White House blames Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

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Obama tweets: 'We are not powerless'

In the wake of the Florida high school shooting, former President Barack Obama is calling for legislative action on gun control, saying it's "long overdue."

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U.S. weekly jobless claims rebound from near 45-year lows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded from a near 45-year low last week, but remained below a level that is associated with a tightening labor market.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris, and never leave the ground.

Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, & Politics of Ordinary Abortion (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘Scarlet A’ Wants Less Shouting About Abortion and More Talking

Katie Watson says that with so much focus on “extraordinary” cases, there is something “unreal” about the American conversation about abortion.

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Chinese paper says UK trying to grab attention with South China Sea mission

BEIJING (Reuters) - Britain's Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday.

Vice Media Inc nytimes.com

Former Employee Sues Vice, Claiming It Pays Women Less

The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, claims the news and entertainment company marginalizes women and systematically pays them less than men.

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Tiny homes, big benefits for homeless military veterans

Marvin Gregory is a large man living in a tiny home. And he couldn't be happier.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Trying to calm investors, Wells Fargo CEO stresses on stability

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan tried to deliver a message of consistency and stability at an investor event on Tuesday, less than two weeks after it disclosed a regulatory...

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Trying to calm investors, Wells Fargo CEO emphasizes stability, jokes about Olympics

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan tried to deliver a message of consistency and stability at an investor event on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the third-largest U.S. bank...

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UPDATE 1-Trying to calm investors, Wells Fargo CEO emphasizes stability, jokes about Olympics

Feb 13 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan tried to deliver a message of consistency and stability at an investor event on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the third-largest U.S. bank disclosed another regulatory sanction related to a long-running sales scandal.

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Powder sent to UK parliament found to be harmless

LONDON (Reuters) - Counter-terrorism police were called to Britain's parliament on Tuesday to investigate white power sent to an office in the building, but the powder was later found to be harmless, officials said.

sportsNews reuters.com

Never mind the minders: united Korea team bonds to K-pop

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They sleep in separate dorms, travel in different buses and government minders watch over them, but North Korean members of the united Korean women's ice hockey team are bonding with their team-mates from the South, thanks partly to K-pop.

Psychology and Psychologists nytimes.com

Why Trying to Be Less Awkward Never Works

Self-consciousness does not exist to torture you. It exists to help you learn.

Williams, Tennessee nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Tennessee Williams, Restless and Revising

A Morgan Library & Museum exhibition of the playwright’s letters and manuscripts showcases the hungers that drove and derailed him.

environmentNews reuters.com

Less headwinds for renewables now says Indonesia pioneer

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The developer of Indonesia's first commercial-scale wind farm says conditions for renewable energy investors are better now than ever before, but more work is still needed for the country to achieve its wind energy targets.

Stents (Medical Devices) nytimes.com

The New Health Care: Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

Why are so many people paying so much — and putting themselves at risk — for a placebo effect?

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

China's millennium-old fireworks hub grapples with bans and shifting traditions

LIUYANG, China (Reuters) - From the concrete bunkers carved into the hillside, where workers gingerly handle piles of explosive black powder, to the shopfronts selling colorful boxes of pyrotechnics,...

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Asma Jahangir, Fearless Pakistani Rights Activist, Dies at 66

She gained international acclaim as the voice of conscience in a country where liberal, secular voices have been under threat.

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California launches probe after a former Aetna medical director said he never looked at patient records when deciding whether to approve or deny care

California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

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Tennis: Tireless Bosnian qualifier Basic clinches maiden title in Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bosnian qualifier Mirza Basic needed all his skill and determination to beat big-serving Romanian Marius Copil 7-6(6) 6-7(4) 6-4 in a nerve-wracking final of the Sofia Open and win his first tour title on Sunday.

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When women accuse men of assault or abuse, Trump sides with the men. *Unless they're Democrats.

If there's been one consistent thing about Donald Trump since he emerged as a presidential candidate in June 2015, it's this: When women accuse men of sexual assault or domestic abuse, Trump sides with the men.

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A shirtless return and other things that happened this week

A rocket takes off. A mom storms off. And eggs fly off. It's time for this week's politics-free side of the news.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Uber and Waymo Settle Trade Secrets Suit Over Driverless-Car Technology

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s C.E.O., said the company had not stolen trade secrets from the self-driving car unit of Google’s parent company, but expressed “regret for the actions” the led to the suit.

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Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games begin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.

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Shirtless Tongan comes out all oily again

Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan athlete who became an instant Olympic icon when he emerged shiny and shirtless carrying his country's flag during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Rio two years ago, has done it again.

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Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games get underway

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships nytimes.com

Bermuda Outlaws Gay Marriage, Less Than a Year After It Became Legal

The British overseas territory adopted a domestic partnership law, instead, but gay rights advocates dismissed it as a “separate-but-equal” measure.

healthNews reuters.com

Free public transport for older adults tied to less depression

(Reuters Health) - Eliminating cost as a barrier to getting around town may improve the mental health of older adults by reducing loneliness and lack of social engagement, suggests a UK study that followed over 18,000 people for more than a decade.

worldNews reuters.com

Few cheers at home for Germany's loveless coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's German coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) was greeted with more scepticism than joy on Thursday, as some said the loveless alliance, born of desperation, showed the conservative chancellor's time was coming to an end.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Ubiquiti Networks Posts Q2 GAAP Loss of $0.66 Per Share

* UBIQUITI NETWORKS REPORTS SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. jobless claims drop to near 45-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, dropping to its lowest level in nearly 45 years as the labor market tightened further, bolstering expectations of faster wage growth this year.

Stocks and Bonds nytimes.com

For Millennial Investors, a Harsh Lesson in Market Gyrations

Severe stock swings rattled young investors, many of whom had never experienced such an intense sell-off and were left feeling “a punch to the gut.”

New York Fashion Week nytimes.com

‘I Try Not to Look as if I’m Trying Too Hard’

Tory Burch, Tommy Hilfiger and other designers reveal the secrets behind how they decide what to wear on the runway.

worldNews reuters.com

Al Qaeda trying to regroup in Tunisia after Islamic State setbacks: sources

TUNIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) - The killing of a senior Algerian militant by special forces soon after he slipped into Tunisia has raised concern that al Qaeda is trying to regroup in the North African state as rival Islamic State has suffered major setbacks, security sources say.

Samsung Group nytimes.com

For Korea Inc., Money and Politics Make an Awkward Olympics

The Winter Games are heading to Pyeongchang at a time of reckoning about South Korea’s family-run business empires, some of which are Olympic sponsors.

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Biden: Trying like hell to do everything Beau would want me to do

Former Vice President Joe Biden reflects on his late son Beau Biden's legacy.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Saudi Suspected of Trying to Join Qaeda Camp Is Arrested in Oklahoma

The man, Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj, was found after the authorities matched his fingerprints to those on an application to join Al Qaeda’s most notorious training camp.

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Musk: Falcon Heavy will be a 'great rocket launch or the best fireworks display'

Elon Musk is about to test out his new creation: The Falcon Heavy.

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Most Republicans believe FBI, Justice Dept. trying to 'delegitimize' Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly three out of four Republicans believe the FBI and Justice Department are trying to undermine U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday, a sharp turn for a party that has historically been a strong backer of law enforcement agencies.

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Opinion: A stock market lesson for Trump - the hard way

Donald Trump is suddenly learning a very hard lesson. Stock markets that go up can, quite suddenly and precipitously, go down. And then there's the other half of that lesson. When you buy the good news, you inevitably own the bad as well.

Family Leaves nytimes.com

Even in Family-Friendly Scandinavia, Mothers Are Paid Less

Researchers say motherhood is one of the biggest causes of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

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Homeless men are being gunned down on the street in Las Vegas

The video is chilling. James Edgar Lewis is sleeping under a Las Vegas freeway when a dark-colored SUV passes by. Seconds later, a man wearing a dark top emerges from the vehicle and shoots Lewis twice in the head before fleeing.

Stocks and Bonds nytimes.com

T: Context Matters. The Stock Market Drop Is Less Scary Than It Seems.

It can be easy to be misled by big point swings after a long period of quiet in global markets.

technologyNews reuters.com

Apple supplier Skyworks' revenue rises 15 percent

(Reuters) - Apple supplier Skyworks Solutions Inc reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Monday, helped by strong demand for its wireless chips and technology that powers Internet of Things.

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Priebus 'never felt' Trump was going to fire Mueller

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said he never felt during his tenure that President Donald Trump was angling to remove former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Russia nytimes.com

Putin the Campaigner: Scripted and Awkward, Save One Big Hug

On a pre-election trip, the Russian president attended a series of choreographed events before embracing a burly factory worker, who became an instant celebrity.

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Meghan Markle brushes off awkward moment

Meghan Markle's appearance alongside Prince Harry at an awards show in London didn't go entirely according to plan.

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She was an energetic maid of honor. Less than a week later, she dies from the flu

On Saturday, January 13, Tandy Harmon was an energetic maid of honor, running around with her best friend and making last-minute wedding preparations.

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German coalition agreement calls for 10-12 billion investment in fast data networks

BERLIN, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners said on Friday they would allocate 10-12 billion euros of public money to build gigabit-speed fixed-line data networks over the coming four years.

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'Weasels and liars never hold the field,' Comey tweets

Former FBI Director James Comey took to Twitter to weigh in as rumors swirl around the FBI's reported opposition to a secret memo's potential declassification.

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White House works to release Republican memo amid warnings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House was working on Thursday to clear the release of a secret Republican memo alleging FBI bias against President Donald Trump, an administration official said, disregarding a warning from the top U.S. law enforcement agency.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fall; worker productivity drops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a tightening labor market and strengthening economy at the start of the year.

worldNews reuters.com

Philippine news site chief says complaint of cyber libel is 'baseless'

MANILA (Reuters) - The head of a Philippine online news site battling revocation of its license for violation of ownership conditions on Thursday said law enforcers should drop a complaint of cyber libel against her, describing it as "baseless".

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Animated Super Mario film is in the works

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NYT: Corallo will tell Mueller about alleged Hicks vow that emails 'will never get out'

Former Trump team legal spokesperson Mark Corallo had concerns that White House communications director Hope Hicks could be considering obstructing justice after a comment she reportedly made about emails between Donald Trump Jr. and Russians, according to a New York Times story.

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Michelle Obama relives awkward Inauguration Day gift exchange

Former first lady Michelle Obama relived an awkward Inauguration Day gift exchange during her first television interview since leaving the White House.

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All the Best Picture nominees combined made less money than 'Star Wars'

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Virginia Tech student accused of having assault rifle and trying to buy ammo

A Virginia Tech student was arrested Monday after police said he had an assault rifle and was trying to buy 5,000 rounds of ammunition.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

A Paper Tears Apart in a City That Never Quite Came Together

The turmoil at The Los Angeles Times is the latest setback for Los Angeles, a region that has long suffered from a lack of civic institutions.

oddlyEnoughNews reuters.com

Italian postman never rings once, hoards mail instead

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have arrested a postman from the northern town of Vicenza after finding more than half a tonne (1,100 lb) of undelivered mail stashed away in his garage.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Update: Meet the New Travel Agents (a.k.a. Travel Networks)

How do these networks stack up against each other, and what does it cost to take advantage of their perks?

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Don Lemon: What is Trump trying to hide?

CNN's Don Lemon asks if recent moves made by President Trump and Republicans in Congress are an effort to derail special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion.

Synchronized Swimming nytimes.com

Jamaica Has Never Had Olympic Synchronized Swimmers. These Girls Want to Change That.

Meet Ajoni, Katana, Joydayne, Laila, and Nyouka: the girl squad that makes up the Island Aquatics Synchro Club.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is America Growing Less Tolerant on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights?

Acceptance was growing. But a new poll shows that the public may be backsliding.

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Venezuela's Maduro launches election campaign with more reggaeton, less Chavez

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who pitched himself as the "son" of Hugo Chavez to appeal to voters ahead of his 2013 presidential win, has all but scrubbed mention of the late socialist leader from his campaign for re-election this year.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Federal 5G Wireless Network Is Panned by F.C.C. and Industry

The chairman of the F.C.C. and major trade groups said private companies were best positioned to build the next generation of cell networks.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

How the Finance Industry Is Trying to Cash In on #MeToo

Small financial firms, backed by hedge funds, are angling for business from sexual harassment victims. The industry has a checkered history.

domesticNews reuters.com

Motorist shot dead after trying to run over Mississippi police officers

(Reuters) - A Jackson, Mississippi, woman was shot and killed by police early Saturday after she fled a traffic stop and tried to hit two officers with her car, police said.

Holocaust and the Nazi Era nytimes.com

Israel Slams ‘Baseless’ Holocaust Legislation in Poland

Legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust drew condemnation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli lawmakers.

Movies nytimes.com

Editorial Notebook: Less Chance to Get Together in the Dark

As two theaters close, it will be harder for New Yorkers to see movies that reflect the human spirit.

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

Counsel Quietly Trying to Corral Trump While Pushing G.O.P.’s Agenda

As a series of firings and resignations roiled the first year of the Trump administration, Donald F. McGahn II maintained a low profile, but he has recently been thrust squarely into the public eye.

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Three decades after the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe's lessons will finally be taught

Christa McAuliffe never got to realize her dream of teaching from space.

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Opinion: They were murdered for trying to keep children healthy

Murdered in plain sight for the "crime" of working to keep children healthy.

Yemen nytimes.com

Exploited and Extorted, 30 Africans Drown While Trying to Return Home From Yemen

En route to Djibouti, the Ethiopians and Somalis died after a confrontation with traffickers in an overloaded boat.

Seasons and Months nytimes.com

Snapshots From a Land of Endless Night

Readers describe the thrills and challenges of wintertime in the Far North.

sportsNews reuters.com

Ruthless Federer makes final as chastened Chung quits

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ruthless Roger Federer handed wounded Chung Hyeon an old-fashioned schooling before the overwhelmed South Korean quit with foot blisters trailing 6-1 5-2 in a damp squib of an Australian Open semi-final on Friday.

National Labor Relations Board nytimes.com

Trump Appointee Is Trying to Squelch Us, Labor Board Staff Says

The civil servants who handle most labor-relations cases — a group seen by critics as anti-employer — have expressed alarm over a proposal to demote them.

worldNews reuters.com

Homeless in Hong Kong: soaring costs fuel housing crisis in Asian financial hub

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Cheung Muk-gun's home is an illegal, wooden shack under a highway in one of the poorest areas of Hong Kong, where sky-high property prices and a yawning wealth gap have helped fuel a surge in homelessness.

healthNews reuters.com

Flu deaths may be less likely with annual vaccination

(Reuters Health) - Seniors who get a flu shot every year are less likely to be hospitalized with severe influenza infections or to die from them than those who get vaccinated only sporadically, a Spanish study suggests.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. to seek dismissal of 'meritless' whistleblower cases: memo

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has issued a memo that lawyers say could result in fewer whistleblowers being allowed to pursue lawsuits on the agency's behalf against companies accused of defrauding the government.

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U.S. new home sales post largest drop in 16 months; jobless claims up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell more than expected in December, recording their biggest drop in nearly 1-1/2 years, likely as the boost from the replacement of flood-damaged houses in parts of the South affected by hurricanes faded.

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U.S. jobless claims rise from 45-year low; labor market tightening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded from a 45-year low last week, though by less than expected, pointing to tightening labor market conditions.

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Railway project built in less than 9 hours

1,500 workers built a new railway section in less than nine hours in China.

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Trump says ties with Israel never stronger

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U.S. jobless claims increase less than expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, pointing to tightening labor market conditions.

sportsNews reuters.com

Ruthless Cilic routs ailing Edmund to reach final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A business-like Marin Cilic defused the firepower of Kyle Edmund before crushing the ailing Briton 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2 to become Croatia's first Australian Open finalist on Thursday.

companyNews reuters.com

CEE MARKETS-Fx, stocks ease as ECB seen trying to talk down euro

* Zloty hits multi-year highs vs euro and dollar, retreats * Flows into dollar may weigh on CEE fx if ECB talks down euro * Hungarian bond yields drop after rises, ECB watched * PKN Orlen Q4 earnings report pushes Warsaw stock index lower By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Central European currencies and stocks eased and government bonds firmed on Thursday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting where many investors expect it to try to talk down the sur

Norway nytimes.com

Travel Tips: How to Have a Luxury Vacation in Norway for Less

Norway is an affordable destination for budget travelers eager to score luxurious digs and once-in-a-lifetime experiences without breaking the bank.

Beer nytimes.com

Heads Up: The Buzz in Stockholm Is Craft Beer With Less Buzz

Scandinavia is known for its innovative craft brews, but in Stockholm, there's a trend of less is more: new bars and bottle shops stocked exclusively with low-alcohol beers.

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Justice Dept.: Reckless to release Nunes memo without review

The Justice Department warned Wednesday that it "would be extraordinarily reckless" for the House intelligence Committee to release a classified memo publicly "without giving the Department and the FBI the opportunity to review the memorandum," and to "advise" on possible harm to national security and ongoing investigations from its public release.

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London charity fiasco has a deeper lesson

Campaign Finance nytimes.com

Campaign Donor Pleaded Guilty to Trying to Bribe Mayor de Blasio

The donations to Mr. de Blasio by Harendra Singh, a restaurateur, were seen by federal prosecutors as bribes to win favorable lease terms.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Briar Hall Management Reports Passive Stake Of 7.6 Pct In Illinois Tool Works - SEC Filing

* BRIAR HALL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS A PASSIVE STAKE OF 7.6 PERCENT IN ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: [ID:http://bit.ly/2BrDuqs] Further company coverage:

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Italy's homeless, jobless migrants shunned by politicians

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - A rainstorm buffets unheated apartment blocks on the outskirts of the northern Italian city of Turin where more than 1,000 impoverished African migrants huddle in rooms built to house 300 competitors at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Movies nytimes.com

25 Years After a Breakthrough at Sundance, Trying to Break Through Again

Leslie Harris’s indie “Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.” won a special jury prize in 1993, but making another film about a black woman has proved difficult.

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Woman facing homelessness while caring for her mom wins a $390,000 jackpot

Sometimes you hear of a lottery winner and go, "What do they need the money for? They're loaded." And sometimes you exclaim, "Now, THIS is heartwarming."

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Thousands of Volunteers Count the Homeless in Los Angeles

Wednesday: Counting the homeless in L.A., a novelist’s take on Montecito, California’s Olympians, and your thoughts on surfing as the state sport.

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20 years ago, another Kentucky school was attacked. Locals have never forgotten

For longtime residents in western Kentucky, Tuesday's shooting at a local high school brought back painful reminders of another deadly attack two decades ago.

Espionage and Intelligence Services nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Lessons From a Spy Ship’s Seizure

Fifty years ago, North Korea captured the Navy vessel Pueblo and its crew, leading to calls for military action. But diplomacy ultimately won the day.

Iran nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Tweet Trump Could Never Send Tehran

Climate change is adding to Iran’s disruptions.

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Trump makes US a less attractive tourist destination

Spain will soon unseat the US from our No. 2 spot on the list of the world's top tourist destinations.

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Larry Nassar will never get out of prison

Serial child abuser and former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will be sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence on Tuesday or Wednesday, and he could face as many as 125 years in prison.

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Tesla won't pay Elon Musk unless ...

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Musk to get no salary unless Tesla hits milestones

(Reuters) - Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk will get no salary or cash bonuses from Tesla Inc and all his compensation as chief executive of the electric car maker will be tied to stock and operational milestones, the company said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 3-Musk to get no salary unless Tesla hits milestones

* To receive no guaranteed compensation of any kind (Adds background, updates shares)

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BRIEF-Ubiquiti Networks Enters Amended And Restated Credit Agreement

* UBIQUITI NETWORKS INC - ‍ON JAN. 17, CO AND UBIQUITI INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED, ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

New Homeless Shelters Slow to Open, Despite de Blasio Promise

With tens of thousands of New Yorkers homeless, Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a “vision” of 90 new shelters, including 20 in 2017. Only 10 have opened.

technologyNews reuters.com

Musk may get no salary unless Tesla hits milestones

(Reuters) - Silicon valley billionaire Elon Musk will get no salary or cash bonuses from Tesla Inc and all his compensation as Chief Executive of the electric car maker will be tied to stock and operational milestones, the company said on Tuesday.

healthNews reuters.com

Hospital patients less likely to survive 'off-hours' cardiac arrest

(Reuters Health) - Hospital patients who have a cardiac arrest may be more likely to die if it happens in the middle of the night or on a weekend than if it occurs on a weekday, a U.S. study suggests.

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Schumer: Never know who to work with in GOP

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tells the Senate why he believes the federal government ended up shutting down.

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A midnight shutdown seems likely, unless there's a big change

The government will shut down at 12:00:01 a.m. ET, Saturday morning. Nobody on either side -- Senate or House; Republican or Democrat -- sees a different path at this point.

sportsNews reuters.com

Ruthless Nadal storms past Dzumhur

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a bludgeoning 6-1 6-3 6-1 defeat of Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur on Friday.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Why New York Hires 200 People to Pretend They’re Homeless

During an annual count of homeless people on the streets of New York, decoys, many of whom were once homeless, help gauge the accuracy of the count.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Ruthless teacher Svitolina ends Kostyuk's dream debut

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Elina Svitolina showed not an ounce of sentiment as she gave 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk a 59-minute lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the fourth round of the Australia Open for the first time on Friday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Ruthless Svitolina ends Kostyuk's dream debut

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ruthless fourth seed Elina Svitolina gave 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk a 59-minute lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the fourth round of the Australia Open with a 6-2 6-2 victory in searing heat on Friday.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Darabont files new lawsuit against AMC Networks over 'The Walking Dead'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Frank Darabont, a key creator behind "The Walking Dead," on Thursday filed a second lawsuit against AMC Networks Inc, claiming to have been deprived of tens of millions of dollars of additional profit from the hit cable TV series.

Income Tax nytimes.com

Saying You Want to Reform the Tax Code? Easy. Doing It? Less So.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is mulling multiple options — none of which are easy to grasp — in an effort to thwart the new federal tax plan.

artsNews reuters.com

Sotheby's displays surrealist Magritte and rare works by other artists

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Paintings by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte will be displayed by Sotheby's in Brussels this week among dozens of rare art works before being sold at auction.

businessNews reuters.com

Cold weather chills U.S. homebuilding; jobless claims at 45-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, likely as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month disrupted the construction of single-family housing units.

companyNews reuters.com

WRAPUP 2-Cold weather chills U.S. homebuilding; jobless claims at 45-year low

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, likely as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month disrupted the construction of single-family housing units.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. housing starts fall; jobless claims hit 45-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. jobless claims fall to 45-year low

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to the lowest level in 45 years, but the decline likely overstated the health of the labor market as data for several states were estimated.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Nursing home study raises questions on Medicare managed care networks

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare, with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade. These plans offer simplicity...

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Limelight Networks And Tencent Cloud To Provide Seamless Global Content Delivery

* LIMELIGHT NETWORKS AND TENCENT CLOUD TO PROVIDE SEAMLESS GLOBAL CONTENT DELIVERY

healthNews reuters.com

India plans to raise health spending by 11 percent in budget; less than requested

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister's demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents.

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said "some people misspoke".

cnn.com

A never-ending honeymoon at this remote retreat

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey says could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, as the Pentagon downplayed its plans to train the Syrian fighters.

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey says it could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other regions across the border unless the United States withdraws support for a Kurdish-led force there.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Baylin Acquires Advantech Wireless Inc'S Radio Frequency And Microwave Divisions

* BAYLIN ACQUIRES ADVANTECH WIRELESS INC.'S RADIO FREQUENCY AND MICROWAVE DIVISIONS

California Today nytimes.com

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

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

Mobile Applications nytimes.com

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

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

cnn.com

Inside Japan's 'genderless' subculture

In the narrow alleys of Tokyo's ultra-trendy Harajuku district, a growing number of Japanese men who self-identify as "genderless" are boldly broadening their sartorial and cosmetic choices. With faces expertly made up, hair dyed and stylishly coifed, eyebrows plucked and painted, they sashay from one indie boutique to the next.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 2-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI/LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom , the Indian company said on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom, the Indian company said on Tuesday.

Hanlon, Brian nytimes.com

A Sports Rodin Works in Bronze, and in Volume

Brian Hanlon is a prolific sculptor of sports-related statues, the guiding hand behind an assembly line that starts in a New Jersey chicken coop.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

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

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

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

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

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

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven...

businessNews reuters.com

Noble Group nets less than expected from oil unit sale to Vitol

LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling commodities trader Noble Group has completed the sale of its U.S.-focused oil business to the world's largest oil trader Vitol, but net proceeds from the deal are lower than a previously announced estimate, the company said on Monday.

businessNews reuters.com

SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

As Homeless Take Refuge in Subway, More Officers Are Sent to Help

Officials said the increase in officers was part of an effort by the mayor to reach the unsheltered homeless, a population estimated at 3,900 last year.

Crime and Criminals nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline

Disadvantaged people benefited the most from it. And nonprofits deserve more credit for it.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Brand-less, slam-less Halep looks for more in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Simona Halep enters the Australian Open with the world number one ranking and a familiar set of doubts over her ability to win a grand slam.

Automobiles nytimes.com

G.M. Says Its Driverless Car Could Be in Fleets by Next Year

Once federal and state agencies grant approval, the electric vehicle will be ready for production on a standard assembly line, the automaker said.

cnn.com

Trump is a racist who preys on the powerless

Donald Trump is a racist.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

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

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

sportsNews reuters.com

Golf: Faultless Saddier, Paisley hold SA Open second round lead

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Adrien Saddier of France carded seven birdies and an eagle in a faultless round of 63 for a share of the lead with England's Chris Paisley at 13 under-par after the second round of the European Tour's South African Open on Friday.

cnn.com

Hurricane Katrina was 'tragedy turned into blessing' for musician

2017 swept into the record books as the most destructive hurricane season in US history. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria forced millions to evacuate, leaving families from Texas to Puerto Rico fearing that they might never see their homes again.

cnn.com

Lemon to Trump supporters: Bless your heart

CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Trump's reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the US from what he called "shithole countries."

Theater nytimes.com

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

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

cnn.com

Facebook to show less content from publishers and brands

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Extension of Warrantless Surveillance

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss Congress’s vote to extend the N.S.A. spying program.

cnn.com

See formerly homeless boy get first bed

Dionna Neely and her son, Daeyr, recently moved into low-income housing, where a non-profit helped turn their empty house into a furnished home.

cnn.com

Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino say they'll never work with Woody Allen again

Mira Sorvino and Greta Gerwig have credits in Woody Allen movies, but they never will again, the women say.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Italy's Berlusconi hails Deneuve's 'blessed words' on harassment

ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hailed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for defending men accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

businessNews reuters.com

Cheaper services weigh on U.S. wholesale prices; jobless claims up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. producer prices fall; jobless claims up for fourth straight week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey to end extraditions to U.S. unless cleric is turned over, Erdogan says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not extradite any suspects to the United States if Washington does not hand over the cleric Ankara blames for orchestrating a failed 2016 military coup, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

cnn.com

Report: Actress paid way less than co-star

USA Today reports Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 for the re-shoot of "All the Money in the World", whereas Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million.

Academy Awards (Oscars) nytimes.com

The Carpetbagger: Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t Be Easy

As the women behind Time’s Up figure out if they can sustain the momentum from Sunday’s event, the Academy Awards face the specter of uncomfortable male moments.

healthNews reuters.com

Mom’s age at birth linked to daughter’s later childlessness

(Reuters Health) - - Moms who have children later in life are more likely to have daughters who don’t have kids, according to a new study.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Down the Aisles, a Secret Shelter for the Homeless

For the last 14 years, a bodega owner in Brooklyn has quietly taken in the homeless, allowing them to stay in a crude shelter in the store’s cellar.

Penguins nytimes.com

Trilobites: Emperor Penguins: Good Dads, but Less Dedicated Than You May Have Thought

"March of the Penguins” showed penguins going up to 115 days without food, but new research suggests that many hunted for food during breeding season.

technologyNews reuters.com

Buffett says he will never invest in cryptocurrencies

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett said on Wednesday he will never invest in cryptocurrencies.

cnn.com

Bannon and the never Trumpers should unite

sportsNews reuters.com

White confident of legacy regardless of Pyeongchang result

LONDON (Reuters) - There are very few winter Olympians who have transcended their sport quite like the pioneering American Shaun White, a two-time halfpipe gold medal winner widely regarded as the greatest competitive snowboarder in history.

worldNews reuters.com

South Korea's Moon says can never give up goal of denuclearizing Korean peninsula

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday denuclearizing the Korean peninsula is an aim that cannot be abandoned, but also that he did not want the immediate reunification of North and South Korea.

Brownback, Sam nytimes.com

Awkward: Brownback Said He Was Leaving as Kansas Governor. He Hasn’t.

Almost six months ago, Gov. Sam Brownback said he would be leaving for a Trump administration post. The appointment has been tangled up in Washington, leaving Kansas befuddled.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The War That Never Goes Away

Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken” looks at one American’s role in Vietnam.

businessNews reuters.com

Samsung Electronics unveils driverless car parts, infotainment platform

(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its first set of components for autonomous driving and infotainment solutions developed with Harman International, which it bought about a year ago in a major push into the auto electronics market.

companyNews reuters.com

Samsung Elec unveils driverless car parts, infotainment platform

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its first set of components for autonomous driving and infotainment solutions developed with Harman International, which it bought about a year ago in a major push into the auto electronics market.

cnn.com

Google's assistant now works on smart speakers

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Paid less than male peers, BBC China editor quits and speaks out

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has quit her post in Beijing to fight for her right to pay equality with male peers, posting an attack on what she called the "secretive and illegal BBC pay culture".

worldNews reuters.com

Britain's May clear she wants Brexit deal that works for UK: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear she wants to negotiate a Brexit deal that works for the whole of the United Kingdom and does not believe it is time for a second referendum on independence for Scotland, her spokesman said on Monday.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Editorial: Jeff Sessions’s Endless War on Marijuana

The attorney general’s new, more aggressive guidance will add legal confusion to an issue that many states are managing just fine on their own.

companyNews reuters.com

Denmark's GN takes aim at Apple with wireless earbuds

COPENHAGEN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Denmark's GN Store Nord is aiming to win a bigger slice of the rapidly growing market for wireless earbuds by introducing a new product challenging Apple's popular Airpods.

politicsNews reuters.com

CIA's Pompeo says Russia and others trying to undermine U.S. elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Central Intelligence Agency said on Sunday that Russia and others are trying to undermine elections in the United States, the next major one being in November when Republicans will try to keep control of Congress.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Call to Remove Homeless People (All 8) Before Royal Wedding Stirs Anger

A council leader in Britain has been on a campaign to deal with the homeless people who “sleep rough” near Windsor Castle, the wedding venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Pakistan, the Endlessly Troublesome Ally

The country has played a double game, accepting American funding while backing militants who protect Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and Kashmir.

environmentNews reuters.com

Toronto homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

environmentNews reuters.com

Homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams eastern Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

environmentNews reuters.com

Cold comfort: U.S. homeless shelters overwhelmed in brutal weather

BOSTON (Reuters) - In the common room of Boston's Pine Street Inn homeless shelter, dozens of blue vinyl pads and folded-up cots stood ready on Friday for another night's rush of people fleeing the deadly cold that has gripped the region for almost two weeks.

environmentNews reuters.com

Toronto seeks shelters for homeless as temperature plunges

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The city of Toronto on Friday scrambled to find emergency shelter space for the homeless as temperatures plunged to record lows, while tens of thousands of people remained in the dark in Eastern Canada because of extreme weather.

cnn.com

Secretary of State says he's 'never' questioned Trump's mental health and addresses reports about his own role

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has never questioned President Donald Trump's "mental fitness" and intends to remain at his post for the entire year, the top US diplomat told CNN in an exclusive interview.

Beer nytimes.com

Beers of The Times: Brown Ales May Be Unfashionable, but the Style Is Timeless

For many hard-core beer fans, brown ales lack excitement. But the style’s simplicity, subtlety and refreshment are endlessly appealing.

cnn.com

Spicer: There was a scrutiny never seen before

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer talks with HLN's S.E. Cupp about his time working in the Trump administration.