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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics on Monday but race favorites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer traveling.
WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) - The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for U.S. President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing U.S. sanctions relief in May.
(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus for about two hours on Friday, prompting police to respond to reports of gunfire that turned out to be unfounded, according to the college and police.
Highline College in Washington state is on lockdown after reports of gunfire on the campus south of Seattle, the college said Friday morning in Facebook posts and automated phone recordings. "Lockdown. This is not a drill. Close doors, close windows. Police are responding to campus," one post reads.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv on Friday to urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign after police recommended he be charged with bribery in two corruption cases.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co's international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM's loss-making local unit.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux announced their separation on Thursday after less than three years of marriage, immediately sparking speculation that the former "Friends" star might reunite with her first spouse, Brad Pitt.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed John Demers to head the Justice Department's national security division, after a Republican senator lifted a hold he had put on some of the department's nominees in protest against the government's marijuana policy.
Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging an Ohio law that criminalizes abortions if a doctor performing a termination is aware that the woman has received a diagnosis that her fetus has Down syndrome.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan Senate plan to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation and pour billions of dollars into border security appeared headed toward a Senate showdown on Thursday as wary Democrats signaled that a solution could be close.
19-year-old suspected of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school was armed with an AR-15 style rifle and multiple magazines, sheriff says
Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man suspected of gunning down at least 17 people Wednesday at a Parkland, Florida, high school, had once been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd on Wednesday choked back tears as he confronted the grim details of the nation's latest school shooting, a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that authorities say took the life of more than 17 people.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday declined a call to have movie stars walk a black, rather than red, carpet as a symbol of support for the campaign against sexual harassment in the industry.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Slovenia came from two goals down in the third period to beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday in the opening round of the men's Olympic hockey tournament.
LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Shire, which is splitting its rare disease and hyperactivity drugs into two units, said 2018 sales would grow in mid-single digits and profits would rise at an even slower pace, after 2017 earnings per share climbed 16 percent.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Tommy Biesemeyer has been ruled out of the Olympic downhill after suffering an ankle injury during training, the U.S Ski and Snowboard Federation said in a statement on Wednesday.
TORONTO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Canada's Teck Resources Ltd , the world's second-biggest exporter of steelmaking coal, reported an in-line fourth-quarter adjusted profit as lower operating costs helped offset a fall in sales of metallurgical coal.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time after winning a third Olympic gold medal in a spectacular Pyeongchang Winter Games halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States broke ground on a new $943 million embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday, a move hailed by officials from both countries as a win for diplomacy after months of tension over President Donald Trump's plan to build a tall border wall.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that he saw value in the social media network remaining an independent company, downplaying recent speculation by analysts that it could be an acquisition target.
(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook downplayed a suggestion that the company might issue a special dividend to shareholders with some of the $285 billion in cash that the company is now able to bring back from overseas.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set an Olympic record for the fastest two goals scored by a single player, helping power the U.S. women's ice hockey team to a 5-0 win over an outgunned Olympic Athletes from Russia team on Tuesday.
The F.B.I. told White House officials last March about problems in the background of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal. The White House has said it learned of the issues in July.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid 'Rainbow Nation'.
(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd on Tuesday cut the number of board seats it was trying to win at Qualcomm Inc to six from 11, and reiterated that its offer for the company was only good until the conclusion of a March 6 shareholder meeting at the chipmaker.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government's plans said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader said he wants to boost the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" with South Korea after his high-level delegation returned from a visit to the South, as his foes reiterated the need to keep up maximum pressure and sanctions.
The Obamas were back in Washington on Monday for the unveiling of their official portraits that will hang in the National Portrait Gallery. While Barack Obama's portrait -- the former president seated in a chair surrounded by flowers and leaves-- was intriguing, it was the depiction of former first lady Michelle Obama that stole the show -- primarily because some corners of the Internet (including me) didn't think the portrait looked much like Mrs. Obama.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake snagged the No.1 Spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with "Man of the Woods," despite harsh reviews and a Super Bowl halftime show that was deemed underwhelming on social media and by music critics.
(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said its operations mostly returned to normal at Chicago Midway Airport on Monday after the breakdown of one of its plane de-icing machines forced the cancellation of some 250 flights on Sunday.
WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Pacific nation of Tonga braced for destructive winds and potential flash flooding from Tropical Cyclone Gita on Monday after the powerful storm pummeled Samoa over the weekend.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse faces a U.S. class action lawsuit over $1 billion in writedowns it took in 2015 and 2016 linked to its trading division, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday, but the Swiss bank said the case was "without merit".
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israeli forces would press ahead with Syria operations despite their loss of an advanced warplane to enemy fire for the first time in 36 years.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Trump administration rail safety official resigned on Saturday after questions were raised about whether he was conducting outside work after taking the post, the U.S. Transportation Department said.
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria on Saturday in the most serious confrontations yet between Israel and Iranian-backed forces based across the border.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish army helicopter was shot down by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters near the north Syrian town of Afrin, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday and the Turkish military said two soldiers on board the aircraft died.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - A trio of Norwegian raiders -- "a joker and two pretty good cards" in the words of one of them -- have a chance to erase one of Alpine skiing's greatest anomalies in the men's downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brief U.S. government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a temporary spending deal expected to push budget deficits past $1 trillion annually with new military and domestic outlays.
(Reuters Health) - Children who play with second-hand plastic toys may be exposed to unsafe levels of chemicals like lead and cadmium that have been linked to developmental problems and organ damage, a UK study suggests.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate early on Friday morning in approving a bill to end an overnight federal shutdown, sparing Republicans further embarrassment and averting serious interruption of the government's business.
HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescue operations in Taiwan started to wind down on Friday after a devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the tourist area of Hualien this week, taking a toll of 12 dead and five missing.