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Automobile Racing

At Daytona, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. Break Through Behind Familiar Numbers

Driving the well-known No. 3 and No. 43 cars, Dillon and Wallace finished in the top two spots in a race that was packed with tantalizing story lines.

Colleges and Universities

Finding a Lock of George Washington’s Hair, and a Link to American History

A librarian going through a book at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., found a thin envelope that may add to the odd history of a founding father’s hair.


Wilde's struggle has echoes in some countries today, says "Happy Prince" director Everett

BERLIN (Reuters) - British actor Rupert Everett said his Berlinale entry about the exile of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in the 1890s was an expression of homosexuals' tragedy which is still present in some parts of the world today.

Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis

How the E.U.’s Migrant Crisis Reached the Streets of Brussels

Sudanese migrants are increasingly visible in Brussels, around train stations, in public squares and parks, sometimes sleeping in the streets.


What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind

Jenna was relieved when her boyfriend, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, told her he was deploying to Africa, rather than to a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. When he was killed in an ambush in Niger, she was left with the fragments of their imagined future.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says

In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell said that Mitt Romney’s Senate run was an illustration of Republicans’ improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign.


Chen leaps from disaster to Olympic history

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American jumping ace Nathan Chen lived up to his reputation on Saturday, redeeming himself with quadruple jumps after a pair of disastrous skates in Pyeongchang and making Olympic history into the bargain with a brilliant free skate.


Nishikori reaches New York semi-finals with comeback win

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori survived his toughest test since his return to the ATP Tour, having to come back from behind to beat Radu Albot 4-6 6-3 6-1 on Friday to reach the semi-final of the New York Open.


Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday.

Ex-Playmate sold affair story to tabloid

The New Yorker magazine reported details of an alleged nine-month affair between Donald Trump and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal.

Rippon, Adam

The Secret Behind Adam Rippon’s Olympic Abs

Skater Adam Rippon has a passionate social media following that includes frequent comments on his chiseled physique. Here is a look at his workout regimen.

Trump, Donald J

Karen McDougal Describes Alleged Affair With Trump in New Yorker Article

Ms. McDougal, a former Playboy model, explained how a tabloid paid for her story of a nine-month affair that allegedly began in 2006, only to never publish it.


Wall Street on course for sixth day of gains

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday, led by gains in technology and healthcare stocks, putting the main indexes on course for strong weekly gains as they bounced back from a brutal selloff earlier this month.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Six Decades of Jasper Johns at the Broad

Friday: An eagerly awaited exhibitions opens in Los Angeles, frustration mounts over inaction on guns, and Lunar New Year celebrations get underway.

New Yorker: Ex-model details Trump system for covering up affairs

A former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006 is going public with a description of Trump's alleged system for concealing affairs.


Backstory: Warren Buffett's Valentine's Day surprise for investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett had a Valentine’s Day surprise for investors in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd .   

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Celebrating Our First Ladies

Friday: Remembering president’s wives from New York, a snowstorm tomorrow, your weekend lineup, and Lunar New Year festivities.


Berlin festival movie tells true story of Cold War rebels with a cause

ESSEN, Germany/BERLIN (Reuters) - As Soviet tanks crushed an uprising in Hungary in 1956, a group of children in East Germany began their own protest, taking on a communist regime that would keep their country divided for three more decades.


Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Next Lion of New York

The unifying voice of the Obama years digs in for a fractious new era and a second child.


PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Feb 16

Feb 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The ugly truth behind Aetna doctor's testimony

A company doctor who spent three years reviewing medical claims for the insurance giant Aetna has confessed that he never once looked at any patient's medical records before making his decisions. The doctor, Jay Ken Iinuma, said during a deposition in a lawsuit that he followed Aetna's procedures and relied only on nurse's summaries.


Golf: Inconsistent Woods six behind first-round leaders at Riviera

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods "fought hard" in an inconsistent performance to trail first round leaders Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay by six strokes at the Genesis Open on Thursday.


Two men arrested in New York City with bomb-making material: NY Times

(Reuters) - Authorities arrested two people in New York City on Thursday and planned to charge to them with building an explosive device after what they described a federal terrorism investigation, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement official.


New York top court clears man held six years at Rikers Island without trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, on Thursday threw out the indictment of a man who spent more than six years in the Rikers Island jail in a Manhattan murder case, saying his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated.


New York police sergeant cleared in deadly shooting of woman: union

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police sergeant was found not guilty of all charges on Thursday in the 2016 death of a emotionally disturbed woman whom he shot as she wielded a baseball bat in her apartment, the officer's union said.


Wall Street climbs as tech, industrial gain; energy drags

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were trading higher on Thursday with gains in technology and industrial stocks more than offsetting losses in energy stocks.

Tribute for slain teacher: I'm alive today because of him

A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida praises the geography teacher who saved her life during the mass shooting that left 17 dead.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The Lunar New Year Laundromat

Preparing for the Year of the Dog, an Olympic viewing party, and warmer weather.


Nishikori dominant in second round win in New York

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori continued his smooth progress in his first ATP Tour event since August, brushing past Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 6-2 6-4 in the second round of the inaugural New York Open on Wednesday.


A Valentine to New York as designers kiss Fashion Week goodbye

(Reuters) - Designers Michael Kors and Calvin Klein showed their love for American icons as they presented visions for Fall 2018 in Valentine's Day shows at the end of New York Fashion Week.

Michelle Obama's V-Day playlist melts hearts

Michelle Obama's Valentine's Day playlist, which dropped on Spotify on Wednesday, has the internet swooning. Titled "Forever Mine," it features an eclectic 44 track mix of modern ballads and evergreen classics.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

Denying men life or disability policies because they take drugs to prevent H.I.V. is discriminatory and may trigger penalties.

Politics and Government

Editorial: South Africa’s Zuma Leaves Behind a Broken Democracy

Can the party of Nelson Mandela, which has had a near-monopoly on South African politics, cleanse and revive itself?


New York state seeks expedited timeline to close city's Rikers Island jail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' constitutional rights and state laws.


Sorry, not sorry: Wall Street not quitting 'vol' products

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One bank has expressed its regrets for the unraveling volatility trade.

Stormy Daniels' manager says the porn star is going to tell her story

A manager for the porn star who was reportedly paid $130,000 by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer claims the agreement between the two is no longer valid, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.


What inflation? Apple and Facebook drive Wall Street rally

(Reuters) - Wall Street surged on Wednesday as investors shrugged off stronger-than-expected inflation data and snapped up shares of Facebook, and Apple.


New York governor's budget raises transparency concerns: comptroller

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nearly $170 billion proposed budget would raise concerns about transparency by expanding his control over state spending, the state's chief fiscal watchdog said on Wednesday.


State considers expediting timeline to close New York's Rikers Island jail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - State officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' Constitutional rights and state laws.


Wall Street grinds out gains as investors digest mixed data

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks reversed course to trade marginally higher on Wednesday as investors digested stronger-than-expected inflation data and a surprise drop in January retail sales, which shifted the focus from rising inflation to the prospect of stagflation.

Stocks and Bonds

Wall Street Meanders as Inflation Tops Expectations

Stocks fell, but then recovered, as inflation data raised the specter of a faster pace of interest rate increases.

Senate's immigration decisions are happening behind the scenes

The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (the US Senate) has had a bang-up start to its "freewheeling debate" over immigration, with battles over process and which amendment votes destined to fail get taken when. But here's the key point, according to several senior aides: ignore all of that. It's noise.

Analysis: Cohen's payout story doesn't pass the smell test

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, says he made a $130,000 payment from his own pocket to porn star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 election -- a pre-emptive measure to protect the presidential candidate from accusations that she and Trump had a physical relationship.

California Today

California Today: California Today: How One Congressman Is Responding to Bad Press

Wednesday: A news site created by Devin Nunes, businesses caught in a bind over undocumented immigrants, and a guide for Valentine’s Day.

Prisons and Prisoners

New York State May Move to Close Rikers Ahead of City’s 10-Year Timeline

A report by the Commission of Correction found worsening conditions at the New York City jail, vowing to “expeditiously” close the complex.

Analysis: Payout story isn't believable

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, says he made a $130,000 payment from his own pocket to porn star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 election -- a pre-emptive measure to protect the presidential candidate from accusations that she and Trump had a physical relationship.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Where Did Your Roses Grow?

Wednesday: From farm to Valentine’s Day bouquet, where to celebrate the holiday, and Ash Wednesday.

Artist marks the most romantic day of the year with real hearts

Some people love red roses on Valentine's Day. Others prefer a box of chocolates. But how about a real, raw heart?


Nishikori wins comeback match in New York

(Reuters) - Kei Nishikori returned to an ATP Tour level event for the first time since last August and cruised into the second round of the inaugural New York Open with a 7-5 6-3 win over American wild card Noah Rubin on Tuesday.

The story behind South Korea's most fascinating dish

While all eyes are on South Korea's Gangwon Province for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the promise of spicy, stir-fried South Korean chicken has turned our gaze to the regional capital of Chuncheon.

Classical Music

The New York Philharmonic’s Fresh Start: A Season Spent at Home

The orchestra has canceled an international tour planned for Jaap van Zweden’s first season as music director to devote itself to strengthening hometown ties.


Wall Street ends up for third straight session; inflation data ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street climbed on Tuesday for a third straight session, buoyed by and Apple , while investors focused on inflation data on Wednesday that could upset the market's fragile recovery - or clear the way for more gains.


Wall Street regulator looking into VIX manipulation: WSJ

(Reuters) - A Wall Street regulator is probing into whether prices linked to the Cboe Volatility Index have been manipulated, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.


Marvel takes New York fashionistas to Black Panther’s Wakanda

(Reuters) - Marvel Studios transported New York fashionistas to the mythical African nation of Wakanda where its highly anticipated superhero movie “Black Panther” takes place.


Family history increases breast cancer risk even for older women

(Reuters Health) - Women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease, and the risk associated with family history doesn’t appear to diminish with age, a U.S. study suggests.

Not just Trump's idea: A short history on famous walls and the environment

Donald Trump isn't the first leader to want to put up a border wall.


Top dog to fetch 'Best in Show' prize at New York Westminster Show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even the most prestigious pooches in the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where top dog will be crowned "Best of Show" on Tuesday, are still cuddly canines at heart.


Wall Street drops as caution sets in ahead of inflation data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes fell for the first time in three sessions on Tuesday as caution crept in ahead of crucial data on inflation, a root cause of the recent sell-off.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Would a Qualcomm Takeover Be Bad for San Diego?

Tuesday: How much big companies actually matter to a city, President Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget, and the key to getting good at math.

Eating Disorders

Adam Rippon’s Second Coming-Out Story: He Nearly Starved Himself

Among male skaters, body issues are more of an open secret, less likely to be addressed publicly by the competitors but evident to anyone in their world.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The Story Behind the Street Hearts

Tuesday: New York Romantic, Mardi Gras celebrations, and broken heart week.


History suggests strong economy can ward off bear market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Faith in the economy is reason to think this current stock market correction is unlikely to deepen into a full-blown bear market.

Cooper hits Fox News over Olympic story

Fox News executive editor John Moody wrote a column saying that the US Olympic Committee apparently wants to change the Olympic motto to "darker, gayer, different." Fox News has since deleted the column.


Asian stocks off two-month lows as Wall Street extends rebound

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks pulled further away from two-month lows on Tuesday, lifted by Wall Street's extended rebound from last week's steep fall.

Cold War Era

U.S. and Russia Revive Cold-War Game of Provocative Street Names

Moscow takes up a proposal to change the name of an alley near the U.S. Embassy to 1 North American Dead End, after Washington renames a block for a slain Russian dissident.

The dramatic changes in New York's skyline

The Empire State Building, the Art Deco Chrysler Building, the super-tall One World Trade Center. New York City is home to some of the world's most iconic skyscrapers.


Weinstein Co deal should include more funds for victims: New York AG

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general said on Monday a deal for the Weinstein Company should include a bigger compensation fund for victims of ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein, speaking a day after the state's lawsuit scuttled a deal.


Wall Street bounces back after tumultuous week

(Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes rebounded on Monday with broad-based gains as investors regained some confidence after U.S. equities' biggest weekly drop in two years, but strategists stopped short of calling an end to the market pullback.

New York City Ballet

A Peter Martins Ballet Loses Peter Martins, and a Slap

Peter Martins is not being erased from City Ballet, which he retired from amid accusations of harassment and abuse. But his “Romeo + Juliet” is being tweaked.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: Politics Comes to the New York Runways

Prabal Gurung addresses #MeToo, and Pyer Moss pays homage to black cowboys and their part in the history of the West.


Wall Street up for second straight day, clawing back after sell-off

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose for a second straight session on Monday, led by gains in technology and financial stocks, after its worst week in two years as the specter of rising inflation led to fears of accelerated interest rate hikes.


Turkey to name street by U.S. Embassy after its Syrian offensive

ANKARA (Reuters) - The mayor of the Turkish capital of Ankara said on Monday he had approved re-naming a street outside the U.S. Embassy as "Olive Branch", the name Turkey uses for its ongoing military campaign in Syria.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Chloe Kim’s Olympic Journey Started at Mountain High, With Her Dad

Monday: One of the world’s best snowboarders (who happens to be from Torrance), questions about Nancy Pelosi’s leadership, and five years since the hunt for Christopher Dorner.

White House, Winter Olympics, New York Fashion Week: Your Monday Briefing

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


New York's Westminster Show: Where 'Good Dog!' is not good enough

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the nearly 3,000 dogs converging on New York City on Monday for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, "Good Dog!" is a dreaded assessment but "Best Dog!" is a dream...

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Dog Concierge Tells All

Monday: Secrets from the hotel that hosts 600 Westminster show dogs, Off-Broadway week and the anniversary of the premiere of “Dracula.”


On Pro Basketball: Milos Teodosic Is for Real, Even if That Cheeseburger Story May Not Be

The 30-year-old N.B.A. rookie from Serbia is producing plenty of highlights as a Los Angeles Clipper. But stacks of beef for breakfast? No way, he says.


Figure skating: Triumph after tears as Nagasu makes skating history

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years ago, American figure skater Mirai Nagasu was heartbroken after being left off the U.S. team for the Sochi Olympics in favour of a woman who ranked lower than she had at a key qualifying event.

Where is Patty Hearst today?

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and its resulting criminal trial became known as the original "crime of the century," and it made Hearst and her attorney F. Lee Bailey household names. For more, watch "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.


New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio.

New York state sues Weinstein and his company

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his former company, citing "egregious" violations of state civil and human rights laws.

Trump, Donald J

Trump’s History of Defending Men Accused of Hurting Women

The president has usually, but not always, defended men who were accused of sexual misconduct or assault.

Opinion: Time to revisit Black History Month?

It is a strange thing to celebrate Black History at this jagged, racially divided, moment in US history. Some of the passages from the 1968 Kerner Commission Report on race and racial violence in cities, for example, sound like they could have been written in our own moment.

Porter, Robert R (1977- )

News Analysis: Amid Turmoil From Washington to Wall Street, a Surprisingly Passive President

President Trump stayed largely on the sidelines as a volatile stock market plunged, Congress sealed a budget deal and a top aide was ousted over abuse charges.


Wall Street rebounds but posts worst week in two years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a wild week with a burst of buying, pushing the S&P 500 up 1.5 percent on Friday, but still recorded their worst week in two years, and investors braced for more volatile trading days ahead.


US STOCKS-Wall Street rebounds but posts worst week in two years

NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a wild week with a burst of buying, pushing the S&P 500 up 1.5 percent on Friday, but still recorded their worst week in two years, and investors braced for more volatile trading days ahead.


Wall Street ends whipsaw week on upbeat note

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main stock indexes climbed more than 1 percent on Friday, giving investors some solace after a week of huge swings that shook the market out of months of calm.

Banking and Financial Institutions

Opinion: When Wall Street Writes Its Own Rules

The story of Steven A. Cohen explains our current economic age.


Wall Street slips into correction territory

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes slipped into correction territory again with a drop of more than more than 1 percent on Friday, as soaring volatility continued to spook investors.


Rediscoveries: A Blind Publisher, Poet — and Link to the Lower East Side’s Cultural History

Steve Cannon is a bridge to 50 years’ worth of thinkers in New York, and a point of contact to David Hammons, one of the most elusive artists of our age.


New York fashion show to highlight #MeToo movement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inspired by a social media campaign aimed at exposing widespread sexual assault and harassment in U.S. life, a fashion show on Friday will have a #MeToo theme and feature models who share their stories on the runway.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Earthquake Insurance Sales Spiked in 2017

Friday: Last year’s string of disasters prompted more people to get insured, the stock market plunges again, and the police find “burritos” filled with meth.


Wall Street on course for worst week in six years

(Reuters) - U.S. stock markets were set to open flat to lower on Friday, putting both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average on course for their biggest weekly losses in at least six years.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: From Here to Pyeongchang

Friday: A chat with a New York mogul skier, weekend events and a 250-pound bagel.


Cheats, Swindlers and Ne’er-Do-Wells: A New York Family Album

The Rogues’ Gallery was a 19th-century innovation that changed police work forever. It’s also a mesmerizing window into our ancestral life of crime.


European share declines limited after another Wall Street sell-off

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares posted limited losses on Friday morning after a fresh sell-off on Wall Street, which has now entered a correction with the benchmark S&P 500 and Dow industrials falling more than 10 percent from their Jan. 26 record highs.


UPDATE 1-European share declines limited after another Wall Street sell-off

LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - European shares posted limited losses on Friday morning after a fresh sell-off on Wall Street, which has now entered a correction with the benchmark S&P 500 and Dow industrials falling more than 10 percent from their Jan. 26 record highs.

Europe Edition: Winter Olympics, Wall Street, Syria: Your Friday Briefing

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

Stocks and Bonds

Asian Markets Follow Wall Street’s Lead in a Broad Sell-Off

Shares from Tokyo to Hong Kong to Shanghai fell sharply, a move that many analysts saw coming after a big run-up in recent months.


Stuart Weitzman steps out in chunky heels for New York Fashion Week

(Reuters) - Luxury shoe brand Stuart Weitzman stepped into New York Fashion Week for the first time with a brand new creative director who added chunkier heels designed for comfort to the brand's...


US STOCKS-Wall Street plummets; S&P, Dow confirm correction

* U.S. 10-year note yields approach four-year highs (Adds market cap loss)


Golf: Johnson two shots behind leaders at Pebble Beach

(Reuters) - World number one and twice winner Dustin Johnson birdied five of his first 11 holes to sit two strokes behind the opening-round leaders on Thursday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the Monterey Peninsula in California.


Asia stocks pummeled by fresh Wall Street slide, safe havens in demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks tumbled on Friday after Wall Street shares suffered yet another big slide amid worries over rising bond yields, while perceived havens such as the yen and Swiss franc drew demand amid the turmoil.


Wall Street tumbles again as S&P, Dow confirm correction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks plunged anew on Thursday in another trading session with big swings, as equities remained in a tug-of-war with bond yields, volatility remained high, and investors failed to see a bottom of the market ahead.

Eagles fans fill Philadelphia streets

E! A! G! L! E! S! EAGLES!


Wall Street sinks again as bond yields rise

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank another 500 points on Thursday as a renewed rise in U.S. bond yields and fears of higher inflation unnerve investors still piecing over a historic drop earlier this week.

Company Reports

New York Times Co. Subscription Revenue Surpassed $1 Billion in 2017

Subscription revenue now accounts for 60 percent of the company’s total revenue, which increased 8 percent for the year, to $1.7 billion.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Is ‘The Shape of Water’ the Movie to Beat?

Thursday: A look at the Oscars race, the L.A. Times sale is official, and Elon Musk freaks out Californians once again.


New York Times posts quarterly loss as costs rise

(Reuters) - The New York Times Co reported a fourth-quarter loss, compared with a year-ago profit, due to higher costs as the publisher invests heavily to boost online subscriptions amid declining print sales.


Istanbul's back alleys and high streets teem with cats

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - In Istanbul's narrow backstreets, cats perch on rooftops and window sills, crouch on doorsteps and rest on nearly every corner.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Fashion Rejects

Thursday: Scavenging fancy fabric in Queens, Zadie Smith talks about her new book, and free tax help.

USA Today: Gay Olympic athlete turns down Pence meeting

US Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon turned down a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence after criticizing him for his stance on gay rights, USA Today reported Wednesday.

Sources say a scramble ensued to defend top aide Rob Porter, who denied the allegations but resigned today.

Allegations of domestic abuse levied against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his ex-wives were known among senior aides to President Donald Trump for months, even as his stock in the West Wing continued to rise, multiple sources told CNN on Wednesday.

Olympic Games (2018)

Sports of The Times: The Puzzling Olympic Ban on Russians: Gone Today, They May Be Here Tomorrow

Because the International Olympic Committee did not move quickly enough to address Russia’s doping scheme, arbitrators are still considering appeals by barred athletes seeking to compete on their own.

Right-wing media obsesses over FBI text message story. Hours later, it's debunked.


Wall Street fades in choppy trade after week's wild start

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ran out of steam on Wednesday after an early surge, in a sign that investors are still spooked by the market's recent retreat and wary more fallout is to come.


New York's Met can keep Picasso sold during Nazi flight: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking the return by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell at a low price, to fund an escape from the Nazis and fascism.


Wall Street ends down after choppy session; energy, tech weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower in an up-and-down session on Wednesday, dragged down by tech and energy shares, as investors adjusted to a more volatile market following wild swings of the past few sessions.


Wall Street inches higher as volatility eases

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks crept higher on Wednesday as volatility eased and buyers returned to a market that is recovering from a record fall for the Dow Jones Industrial Average earlier this week.

Computers and the Internet

$2.4 Billion Deal for Chelsea Market Enlarges Google’s New York Footprint

The deal calls attention to the technology sector’s rapid expansion in the city, both in the numbers employed and the square footage occupied.

Beirut (Lebanon)

Beirut Journal: Walking Tour of a City’s History, Assassinations Included

Ronnie Chatah, who leads the tours, considers them a tribute to the city and to his father, who was killed by a car bomb in Lebanon in 2013.


'Bad' incentives, poor communication behind Wells Fargo sales scandal: Fed's Dudley

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bad incentive structures for employees and a lack of communication to management contributed to Wells Fargo & Co's sales practices scandal, Federal Reserve Bank of New York...


BRIEF-Bank Of New York Mellon Corp Reports A 5.43 Pct Passive Stake In Atlantic Capital Bancshares


Dow futures signal another bumpy ride on Wall Street

California Today

California Today: California Today: How a Market Tumble Affects California

Monday: How Wall Street’s plunge affects California, a billionaire doctor plans to buy The Los Angeles Times and video of Peggy Fleming’s ice skating gold.


Nasdaq to move New York headquarters to Times Square from downtown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc said on Wednesday it would relocate its global headquarters from downtown Manhattan to midtown, expanding its presence at the Times Square office tower from where it broadcasts the market opening and closing bell ceremonies.


Wall Street set to open lower after Tuesday's recovery

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were down about a third of a percent, setting Wall Street for a lower open on Wednesday, an almost 2 percent gain in the previous session failing to calm the nerves following the Dow's biggest intraday fall on Monday.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The Slippery Subway Mystery

Wednesday: Why subway platforms get strangely slick, Brooklyn’s chocolate trail map, and lawmakers address the Tide pod challenge.

Pence: North Korea won't hide behind Olympic flag

Vice President Mike Pence says the US and its allies will not allow North Korea to hijack the Winter Olympics with propaganda.

Europe Edition: SpaceX, Wall Street, Poland: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

Standard & Poor's 500-Stock Index

What Wall Street’s Ups and Downs Look Like

Price: 2,636.29


Wall Street roars back, traders eye volatility ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shaken out of many months of calm, Wall Street braced for a higher level of volatility in the days ahead, after a roughly 2 percent rebound in U.S. stocks on Tuesday followed the biggest one-day selloff in more than six years.


Uber says hackers behind 2016 data breach were in Canada, Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two people who hacked ride-hailing firm Uber's data in 2016 were in Canada and Florida at the time, a company security executive told a U.S. congressional committee on Tuesday.


Wall Street roars back in whipsaw session

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks posted sharp gains in another wild trading session on Tuesday, as indexes rebounded from the biggest one-day drops for the S&P 500 and the Dow in more than six years that stalled the market's record run.


New York man gets 18 years prison for Islamic State support

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to aid Islamic State and assaulting a federal law enforcement officer.


Uber says hackers behind data breach were in Canada, Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two people behind a 2016 data breach at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] were found to be in Canada and Florida, an Uber cyber security executive told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday.


Wall Street rebounds in volatile trade after steep drops

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rebounded in volatile midday trading on Tuesday, following the biggest one-day declines for the S&P 500 and the Dow in more than six years.


Wall Street braces as world sell-off runs to $4 trillion

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets nosedived for a fourth day running on Tuesday, having seen nerves about higher interest rates and overcooked valuations wipe $4 trillion off what just eight days ago had been record highs.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Traffic Is Terrible, but Californians Keep Buying Cars

Tuesday: Car ownership jumps, President Trump lashes out at Rep. Adam Schiff and how climate change is affecting family planning.

Are Trump's tax cuts backfiring on Wall Street?

Bob Marley lyrics that still hold true today

It's been almost 37 years since Bob Marley died, but his legacy is larger than ever.

Space and Astronomy

Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch Today

Elon Musk has disrupted the business of sending rockets into space, and hopes to achieve a milestone by testing the most powerful rocket currently operating in the world today.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Hold the Ziti

Tuesday: The language of corruption, National Frozen Yogurt Day, and a search for lovers of opposing political views.


Wall Street casts weary eye at Wells Fargo's latest woes

BOSTON (Reuters) - As Wells Fargo & Co enters the latest chapter in its long-running sales practices saga, Wall Street is trying to figure out how to make sense of new developments that do not affect profits very much but can send the bank's stock price careening.

New York Times: Trump lawyers worried he could get caught lying to Mueller

President Donald Trump's attorneys are trying to sway him against agreeing to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller partially out of concern he might incriminate himself through false statements and could be charged with lying to investigators, The New York Times reported Monday evening.


South Korean intelligence says North Korean hackers possibly behind Coincheck heist: sources

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's intelligence agency told lawmakers North Korean hackers could have been behind the $530 million theft of virtual coins from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange last month, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.


Nikkei tumbles 5 pct to near 4-month low on Wall Street selloff

* Immediate support seen at 200-day moving average of 20,938 - analyst


South Korea spy agency tells lawmakers North Korean hackers possibly behind Coincheck heist: source

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's national spy agency told a parliamentary committee it was possible North Korean hackers broke into a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan to steal $520 million worth of digital coins, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.


Wall Street plunges, S&P 500 erases 2018's gains

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks plunged in highly volatile trading on Monday, with both the S&P 500 and Dow Industrials indices slumping more than 4.0 percent, as the Dow notched its biggest intraday decline in history with a nearly 1,600-point drop and Wall Street erased its gains for the year.

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.

Men's Fashion Week

Opening New York Men’s Fashion Week: A Show With No Men

The award-winning indie label Krammer & Stoudt reaches beyond gender to cast its models.


Wall Street lower as losses in energy, bank stocks weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were trading lower in early afternoon on Monday as bond yields continued to hover near multi-year highs and losses in energy and financial stocks weighed. Inc

Amazon Asked for Patience. Remarkably, Wall Street Complied.

The retailer’s stock is soaring, but it wasn’t always that way. The company had lean years in which it told investors to have faith in its long-term strategy.

Wall Street braces for another bad day


Wall Street set to open lower as rising bond yields weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks looked set to open lower on Monday as rising bond yields continued to fuel the selloff in equities and hints of inflation pickup triggered concerns that the Federal Reserve might have to raise interest rates more quickly.

California Today

California Today: California Today: The Beverly Hills Affordable Housing Loophole

Monday: Affordable housing in Beverly Hills, a dearth of female candidates, power lines blamed for fires, Natalie Wood, and finally, Yosemite traffic jams.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: A Cultural History of Marijuana

Monday: The city’s up-and-down relationship with weed, a once-banned film, and readers debate legalization.


Nikkei tumbles over 2 pct to 1-1/2-month low following Wall Street rout

TOKYO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled more than 2 percent to a 1-1/2-month low on Monday, pressured by sharp losses in U.S. markets triggered by rising bond yields and prospects for stronger inflation.

The plight of China's left-behind kids

For more than three years, photographer Ren Shichen has traveled across China taking portraits of the country's left-behind children -- some of the estimated nine million young kids that are currently growing up without Mom or Dad in China.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Side Street: From San Juan to New York, He Offers Help and Hope for the Uprooted

Forced to leave Puerto Rico, Rafael Ocasio Barreto shares everything he has with those who have joined the post-hurricane exodus.


Brady becomes oldest MVP in NFL history

(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the oldest player to win the Most Valuable Player award on Saturday, doing so at the age of 40.


MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf slides in response to Wall Street's tumble

DUBAI, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets sank early on Sunday in response to Friday's tumble on Wall Street, after U.S. data showed the strongest annual wage growth since 2009 and raised the risk of more interest rate hikes than expected this year.


MIDEAST STOCKS-Wall Street tumble likely to weigh on region

DUBAI, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Middle Eastern stock markets look likely to be dampened on Sunday by Friday's sharp fall on Wall Street, after U.S. data showed the strongest annual wage growth since 2009 and raised the risk of more interest rate hikes than expected this year.


Caution after Wall Street caps off worst week in years

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Signs that a long-awaited correction may have arrived on Wall Street will keep investors on edge on Monday after the S&P 500 closed off the week with its biggest percentage drop in two years.

Man behind Hawaii missile alert speaks

"Employee 1," the man who sent out the false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii, says he is being treated unfairly and he was positive at the time that the drill was real.

Here's what's behind the disputed four-page document and its potential fallout

The buildup is over, and the memo is out. So what does the newly released four-page document from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and his committee staff mean for the Russia investigation, key figures at the Justice Department and President Donald Trump?


UPDATE 1-Wall Street says Starbucks has too many stores, prices too high

Feb 2 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp has too many stores and its prices are too high, Wall Street analysts are starting to agree, as they seek to explain the company's cooling U.S. growth.

These ancient tools may tell a new story of human migration

Thousands of stone tools dating back as far as 385,000 years that have been uncovered in India suggest humans might have migrated from Africa much earlier than previously thought.

10 quotes from 1968 report on race that resonate today

This month marks 50 years since the release of a landmark report on race in America, commissioned by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It followed unrest in 1967 in cities like Newark and Detroit and was prepared by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission. Here are some excerpts from the report's summary, many of which, half a century later, still help provide context for today's social issues.


Wall Street says Starbucks has too many stores, prices too high

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp has too many stores and its prices are too high, Wall Street analysts are starting to agree, as they seek to explain the company's slowing U.S. growth.


Exxon, Chevron shares plunge after weak results spook Street

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp posted rare quarterly earnings misses on Friday as cost cuts and rising oil prices failed to offset weakness in international refining operations, sending shares of both companies plunging.

Opinion: One of today's 'wokest' moments happened in 1968

Fifty years ago this month, a presidential commission released perhaps the most explosive government report of the 1960s. Its main finding: Racial violence that proliferated in major American cities in that era was rooted in the failure of political institutions to recognize the humanity of black citizens rather than the supposedly pathological behavior of ghetto residents.

Olympic speed skater wants to win gold. She's already won hearts

As Maame Biney laces up her skates for one of her last practices before heading to the Winter Olympics, her mind drifts to her upcoming 18th birthday -- and the prospect of her first cell phone.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Hot Winter Means Snowpack Is Far Below Normal

Friday: Low snowpack, a school shooting, and advice from a survivor of a classmate’s deadly violence.

President accuses agency of favoring Democrats ahead of today's expected release of a classified GOP memo

President Donald Trump slammed the leadership of the FBI and Department of Justice on Friday ahead of the possible release of a highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools, claiming the government agencies "politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans."

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: New Yorkers in the Super Bowl

Friday: Local connections to a national game, your weekend lineup, and the groundhog’s verdict.

Borger: Street fighter Trump is using blunt force against Mueller

Lost in all of the chaos and drama surrounding the release of the top-secret memo is a much simpler story: Donald Trump, a member of the take-no-prisoners school of life and business, is willing to take any fight to any level. Blunt force is his friend, especially if it's used to gain leverage. And leverage -- and winning -- is of course the ultimate goal.


UPDATE 2-New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc's legal woes deepened on Thursday as New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking at least $75 million from the company, which he said deceptively promoted a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine for unsafe uses.


BRIEF-Insys Therapeutics Addresses New York AG's Complaint



Amazon posts largest profit in its history on sales, tax boost

(Reuters) - Inc on Thursday reported a profit near $2 billion, the largest in its history, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast-shipping club for the holiday season and as changes to U.S. tax law added to its bottom line.


UPDATE 5-Amazon posts largest profit in its history on sales, tax boost

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Inc on Thursday reported a profit near $2 billion, the largest in its history, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast-shipping club for the holiday season and as changes to U.S. tax law added to its bottom line.


New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

(Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc's legal woes deepened on Thursday as New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking at least $75 million from the company, which he said deceptively promoted a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine for unsafe uses.


Toy maker Mattel's holiday sales miss Wall Street forecasts, shares dip

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc's sales fell short of Wall Street forecasts in the crucial holiday quarter, as the toy maker faced weak demand for key brands including Fisher-Price and as the effect of the collapse of Toys "R" Us lingered.

Banking and Financial Institutions

Settlements for 3 Wall Street Banks Hold a Silver Lining

Deutsche Bank, HSBC and UBS were punished for market manipulation this week — and tucked into the punishment was a single sentence that could pay big dividends for the banking industry.


Tech, bank stocks lead Wall Street higher

(Reuters) - Wall Street rose in early afternoon trading on Thursday, reversing from earlier losses, as strong reports from Facebook and Microsoft led the technology sector higher and hawkish comments from the Federal Reserves lifted bank stocks.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

Leda Journal: When Is a Refugee Story Real, and Why Does It Matter?

The Rohingya Muslims are victims of real atrocities. But the blurring of fact and fiction in the camps risks undercutting their case against Myanmar.


Wall Street set to open lower on hawkish Fed, Microsoft's drop

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in Microsoft and after the Federal Reserve raised its inflation outlook and flagged "further gradual" interest rate hikes.


UPDATE 2-Hershey's 4th-qtr profit, sales miss Street view; shares down

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Hershey Co's quarterly profit and sales missed analysts' expectations, hurt in part by the timing of shipments in North America and weak demand in global markets, sending its shares down 5 percent before the bell on Thursday.

WH officials expect decision on memo today

California Today

California Today: California Today: Readers Respond to Our Los Angeles Coverage

Tuesday: Readers respond to our Los Angeles piece, marijuana convictions are cleared, and what the president missed on MS-13.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: HQ Trivia, Local Edition

Thursday: Testing your New York knowledge, an emotional support peacock and the Empire State Winter Games.


5 Shows to See if You’re in New York in February

Politicians, talk-show hosts, feminists, actors and executioners are featured in intriguing productions opening off Broadway.

Trump, Donald J

Mueller Zooms In on Trump Tower Cover Story

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has pressed witnesses about a statement hastily written last summer aboard Air Force One and wants to know more from President Trump.

Social Media

Facebook Aims to Soothe Wall Street Over News Feed Changes

The social network, which is overhauling what people consume on the site, said its business would remain robust even if some users spent less time on its platform.


The Story of a Thing: A ‘High Maintenance’ Co-Creator on Her Favorite Possessions

Katja Blichfeld reflects on two chairs that used to belong to her great-aunt — that help serve as a reminder of how she wants to live.

FEMA shocks Puerto Rico by ending food shipments today

More than four months after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is halting new shipments of food and water to the island, an agency official with direct knowledge of the plan told CNN on Tuesday.


Boeing leads Wall Street out of two-day slump; Fed awaited

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose in late morning trading on Wednesday, with the Dow climbing more than 200 points after two days of steep losses, boosted by a surge in Boeing .

17 most talked-about moments in Super Bowl history

It may be a bloated, over-hyped spectacle, but the Super Bowl usually is good for a memorable moment or two.

California Today

California Today: California Today: The Los Angeles Times Has (Another) New Editor

Wednesday: Jim Kirk strikes a conciliatory tone, the president talks immigration in the State of the Union, and bears’ burn wounds are mended with fish wraps.


Boeing set to lead Wall Street higher after two-day slump

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to gain on Wednesday, after two days of steep losses, boosted by a controversy-free State of the Union speech by President Donald Trump and a rise in Boeing's shares.