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Instead of outlining ways to protect us from shootings or election tampering, Trump makes it all about himself

President Donald Trump, ensconced in his opulent private club of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, had a screed of combative thoughts.

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.

Some thought he was off, or evil. His Instagram posts showed guns. Upon meeting people, the Florida gunman introduced himself as a 'school shooter.'


Male stars at Berlin film festival say #MeToo movement is making them think

BERLIN (Reuters) - Male stars attending the Berlin film festival on Thursday told Reuters they were reassessing their own behavior in light of the #MeToo movement by women against sexual harassment and abuse.

A football coach who shielded students died as he lived -- by putting himself second

Football coach Aaron Feis threw himself in front of students as bullets hailed down Wednesday at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


Female artists strike right note at NME Awards in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Female musical acts took home a slew of prizes at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday, in a move that artists present welcomed as the entertainment industry reeled from allegations of sexual misconduct against women.


'Cabaret' costume among vast Liza Minnelli collection for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Liza Minnelli's signature "Cabaret" bowler hat, boots and halter top vest is going up for auction in a sale of more than 1,000 lots belonging to the singer, her mother Judy Garland and movie director father Vincente Minnelli.

Books and Literature

The Enthusiast: In Praise of Alistair MacLean and the Male Romance

“Years later, I understood that these were in fact romance novels for boys, which means very little romance and lots of danger and battle-forged camaraderie.”

North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role on Olympic ice

They landed every jump, wooed the crowd and rose to the occasion.

Figure Skating

For North Korean Skaters, the Short Program Is Part of a Bigger Plan

“I want to continue to improve until I become world champion,” the North Korean skater Ryom Tae-ok said before the pairs competition.

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.


Pug, borzoi among breeds to advance to final at Westminster Dog Show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A borzoi, pug, bichon frise and border collie won Monday's group competitions at the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and will vie for the contest's top prize.

Female Trump voter: People are victimizing Trump

How are the women who supported President Donald Trump at the polls reacting to his reaction of Rob Porter's assault allegations? CNN's Randi Kaye finds out.


Girl power: life's going swimmingly for all-female fish species

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along the Texas-Mexico border is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly over-rated.

Duterte, Rodrigo

Duterte Draws Fire for Crude Threat to Female Rebels in Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines made the remarks in a speech to former rebels, expressing exasperation that some women preferred joining the militants to raising children.

Figure Skating

For Olympic Figure Skaters, a New Meaning to Morning Routine

Athletes are using sunlamps and other methods to adjust to competing in the morning instead of the evening. All to accommodate NBC’s broadcast schedule.

Baron Noir (TV Program)

On TV, France’s New President Is Young, Centrist and Female

As Emmanuel Macron has shaken up French politics, an acclaimed television thriller, “Baron Noir,” has found a way to mirror his story.

Kentucky man kills 4 people and himself

Five people died in a "murder spree" in eastern Kentucky Saturday, the Johnson County sheriff said.


McDonald succeeds Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein president

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Mary Lou McDonald was confirmed as the new president of Sinn Fein on Saturday, taking over from Gerry Adams in a handover that could advance the nationalist party's ambition of governing on both sides of the Irish border.

How do speed skaters go so dang fast?

Short track speed skaters whip around a 111-meter track at speeds topping 35 miles per hour. Olympian Maame Biney explains how they do it.

How Adam Rippon plans to win gold

Price, Florence (1887-1953)

Welcoming a Black Female Composer Into the Canon. Finally.

Florence Price, the first black woman to have her music played by a major American orchestra, is having a moment after a trove of her scores was rediscovered.


Glass ceiling for dogs? Males win Westminster almost twice as often

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After the German shepherd Rumor won the top prize at last year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, she had her first litter of puppies and retired from competition,...


Figure skating: Skaters given the slip by early starts

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - When a string of the world's top male figure skaters fell on the jumps they usually land at the Olympic team event on Friday, competitors identified a possible culprit: the early start time.

These Olympic figure skaters will blow your mind

Quad jumps. Quad twists. Multi-position death spirals.


Pyeongchang among coldest cities to host Winter Olympics: study

(Reuters) - South Korea's Winter Olympics is likely to be the coldest since Norway hosted the 1994 Games, with Pyeongchang's daily mean low temperature for February the same as Lillehammer's at minus 11 degrees Celsius (12 Fahrenheit), according to an unofficial study.

Figure Skating

A Lyrical Twist: Figure Skaters Perform to Music With Words

Bring on James Brown, Justin Bieber, Moby, and maybe some Mozart. New rules allow skaters flexibility to rock the Winter Olympics.


Olympics-Speed skating-U.S. skaters bury ghost of skin suits past

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 8 (Reuters) - If the U.S. speed skating team draw a blank in South Korea like they did in Sochi four years ago, the one thing they will not be able to blame is their skin suits.


Figure Skating: Korean skaters skip a line to avoid stepping on Japanese toes

SEOUL/GANGNEUNG (Reuters) - A South Korean figure skating pair competing in the Winter Olympics will perform to a popular Korean folk ballad with a couple of words cut to avoid offending Japan over a reference to disputed islands, South Korean officials said on Wednesday.

Olympic Games (2018)

Success of Russia’s Female Figure Skaters Takes a Toll in Injuries and Stress

The bodies of Russia’s young female skaters are breaking down as they push their performance in pursuit of gold medals and more difficult jumps.


BRIEF-Purple Innovation Appoints Adam Gray To Its Board Of Directors

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What were the chances? U.S. stock selloff sinks Probabilities Fund among others

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Probabilities Fund was supposed to take some of the risk out of the stock market.


Tarantino says Thurman movie car crash among 'biggest regrets'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Quentin Tarantino said a car crash that seriously injured Uma Thurman on the set of "Kill Bill" was one of "the biggest regrets of his life," but denied that he forced the actress to carry it out.


Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 5) - DACA, Democrats, Adam Schiff

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.


The Male Animal: Have You Heard? This Guy Has a Cold

And he wants to tell you every little thing about it.

Trump slams 'little Adam Schiff' over memo

President Trump took aim at Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) as Democrats push to release a memo expected to rebut a Republican document of alleged FBI surveillance abuses.


Iran reports H5N6 bird flu among wild ducks in north - OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among wild ducks in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's agriculture ministry.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Trump Mocks ‘Little Adam Schiff’ as House Democrats Push to Release a Rival Memo

Mr. Trump’s insult comes as Adam Schiff is expected to call for a vote on Monday afternoon for the House Intelligence Committee to release a Democratic rebuttal to the once-secret Republican memo.


Motor racing: Formula One to use "Grid Kids" in place of female models

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One announced a new "Grid Kids" scheme on Monday to replace the female models who stood next to drivers' cars before the start of every grand prix with aspiring young racers.

Trump slams 'little Adam Schiff' as Democrats push to release their memo

President Donald Trump jabbed the House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat Monday as Democrats push to release a memo expected to rebut a Republican document of alleged FBI surveillance abuses.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: Latin America’s Female Leadership Void

Quota laws for female political candidates have not fully changed traditional attitudes about who should lead a country.


High levels of cellphone radiation linked to tumors in male rats: U.S. study

(Reuters) - Male rats exposed to very high levels of the kind of radiation emitted by cellphones developed tumors in the tissues around their hearts, according to a draft report by U.S. government researchers on the potential health risks of the devices.


Soaring demand for female genital surgery sparks debate in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In Brazil, a country famed for its obsession with the body beautiful, women are increasingly opting for surgery aimed at improving the appearance of their genitals, stirring a debate about sexual empowerment and the pressure for physical perfection.


Formula One to stop using female models on the grid

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is ending the use of female models who parade on the starting grid and stand with the drivers' name boards before every grand prix.

One person died in the crash, but no serious injuries among Congress members or staff, White House says

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Trump Can Sell an Improved Economy, but Not Himself

His success at passing tax cuts and the continued progress of the economy he inherited have not changed the dismal views that a sizable majority of Americans hold of their president.

Eating Disorders

Binge Eating at Night? Your Hormones May Be to Blame

Overweight binge eaters may be particularly susceptible to the influence of fluctuations in appetite-regulating hormones.

BBC says there's no sign of gender bias in its pay. Female staffers aren't persuaded

Defense and Military Forces

Female Kurdish Fighter Kills Turkish Troops in Likely Suicide Bombing in Syria

The Kurdish bomber, 20, fought for a part of the Syrian Democratic Forces, an important ally of the United States military in the battle against the Islamic State.

Female Trump supporter: I can stand proud again

CNN's Randi Kaye talks to President Trump's female supporters to find out why they're still standing by him despite allegations of an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.

How Trump could protect himself from an obstruction case


Post-Sundance, female filmmakers find Hollywood dream elusive

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sundance, the premiere U.S. independent film gathering, this week saw a record number of female filmmakers showcased and it has championed women for four decades, but the Hollywood success that so often comes for male directors has proven elusive.

Six male staffers at the BBC take salary cuts amid pay gap outcry

Wages and Salaries

BBC, Criticized Over Pay Gap, Cuts Salaries of Some Male Journalists

The British broadcaster said it was reducing the salaries following the decision of its China editor to leave that position to protest unequal pay.

Books and Literature

Fiction: A Cheeky Novel of Male Vulnerability Hits the U.S. at Last, Timelier Than Ever

David Szalay’s debut, “London and the South-East,” published in Britain nearly a decade ago, takes a resonant look at a salesman’s darkly comic life.


Adam Pally Is Very, Very Nervous

Mr. Pally, best known for television series like “Happy Endings” and “The Mindy Project,” is taking on his first Off Broadway play.


Four senior BBC male journalists agree pay cuts after inequality row

LONDON (Reuters) - Four of the highest paid male BBC journalists have agreed to pay cuts, the broadcaster said on Friday, following revelations that its top male news reporters and presenters were earning significantly more than women doing similar jobs.

Illegal Immigration

Most Americans Want Legal Status for ‘Dreamers.’ These Are Not Among Them.

A slice of the public bucks popular sentiment for young undocumented immigrants, underscoring the conflicted feelings over the issue that has stymied Congress for years.


Jones, Guerrero among new Hall of Fame inductees

(Reuters) - Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday, with their inductions due to be held on July 29.

WH: Trump speaks for himself when he says 'no collusion'

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says that President Donald Trump is speaking for himself when he says there was no collusion between Russia and his campaign.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: A Remarkable Man Among Remarkable Men and Women

David N. Schwartz’s “The Last Man Who Knew Everything” recounts the life of the great physicist Enrico Fermi.


BRIEF-Adamas prices offering Of 3 mln shares at $41.50 per share


Couture (Fashion)

Fashion Review: Designs on Female Empowerment at Chanel and Dior

Surreal times call for surreal clothes. Should we play by the old rules? Plus, Iris van Herpen and Schiaparelli.


Americans among victims in Kabul hotel attack, U.S. says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. citizens were among the victims of a hotel attack in Kabul last Saturday, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

US citizens among dead in Kabul hotel attack

American citizens were among those killed in the weekend attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, US State Department officials told CNN.


Two Russian figure skaters barred from South Korea Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian figure skaters Ksenia Stolbova and Ivan Bukin will not be allowed to take part in next month's Olympic Games, the Russian Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday, citing a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


'Three Billboards' biggest winner at female-flavored SAG awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood.


Stock-focused hedge funds post biggest gains among top performers

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge funds managers who bet on stocks scored some of the industry's biggest gains in 2017, when equity markets galloped past a series of critical milestones, according to a new...

Officials: The kids were starved. The dogs were well-fed.

When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 children, most of them starved and startlingly skinny.

Female Trump voter: I'm embarrassed

Female voters debate President Trump's first year in office and the multiple allegations of past sexual harassment.


California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie: prosecutor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - The California parents accused of imprisoning their 13 children in the family's squalid home beat, starved and chained them to their beds for years, taunting them with apple pie, according to a prosecutor on Thursday who called it a case of "human depravity."

El Salvador

Letting Her Son Define Himself

Laurin’s husband was an activist. Her son chose to be brave in his own way.

Females with bombs kill at least 10

Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.

United States Politics and Government

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims His Approval Among Black Americans Has Doubled

According to the polling company that President Trump cited, his approval among black Americans has actually declined.


Police still baffled by discovery of 13 starved, abused siblings

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - Police said on Tuesday they were still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents' squalid Southern California home, some of them chained to beds under "horrific" conditions in an otherwise ordinary suburb.


Starved California siblings treated after rescue from 'horrific' home

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 siblings found starving in a filthy California home, some of them shackled to furniture, were getting food and treatment after being rescued from a "horrific" ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.


Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighbors

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police said were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.


Parents charged after 13 siblings found starved, chained in California

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police say were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, they appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.


BRIEF-Fiat Chrysler CEO says no woman among successor candidates

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne tells reporters in Detroit:


South Korea's speed skaters face tough competition on home ice

(Reuters) - Picking up medals on the fast ice of the Gangneung Oval at the Winter Olympics could be a tall order for South Korea's speed skaters, according to Dutchman Bob de Jong, who is assistant coach of the hosts' national team.


Warmer temperatures at Great Barrier Reef causing sea turtles to be born female

(Reuters) - Rising temperatures at Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing more green turtles to be born female, which could lead to the species dying out, a new scientific study has found.


Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

Testino, Mario

Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them

Models and assistants described how Mr. Testino and Mr. Weber, two of the most prominent photographers in fashion, used their authority to engage in unwanted sexual behavior.

Ex-Idaho lawmaker kills himself

A former Idaho state representative who resigned last fall amid sexual abuse accusations has killed himself, officials said.

'Madam Secretary' explores 25th Amendment

The fictional White House in "Madam Secretary" will provide viewers with a crash course in the implementation of the 25th Amendment -- the mechanism for removing the president from office -- in the CBS drama's next episode, titled "Sound and Fury."

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: What We Lose When We Lose Female Reporters

The BBC’s China editor quit because she was paid less than her male counterparts. We’re all worse off for it.


More Female Sea Turtles Born as Temperatures Rise

Male hatchlings are disappearing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows, because the growing warmth of nests produces more females.

Mobile Applications

Tech We’re Using: He Weaned Himself From Ride-Hailing Apps. Here’s Why.

Mike Isaac, a tech reporter for The Times, now uses Uber and Lyft infrequently, though he remains a steady user of Twitter and HQ Trivia.

Nigerian Facebook user posts graphic photos of female circumcision

A Nigerian man has caused outrage after he posted graphic pictures on Facebook showing children apparently being circumcised.

Trump contradicts himself repeatedly in immigration meeting

President Donald Trump appeared to contradict himself multiple times in a meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday -- a reflection of growing frustration from Capitol Hill about the lack of direction from the White House on the issue.


Trump to order mental health aid to prevent suicide among military veterans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to sign an executive order that will direct government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

North Korean skaters have Olympic dreams

With the Winter Olympics only weeks away, North Korean figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik hope to take to the ice. Thawing tensions between their homeland and South Korea have rekindled the pair's hopes of competing. CNN's Christina Macfarlane reports.


BRIEF-Adamas Announces U.S. Commercial Launch Of Gocovri, The First FDA-Approved Medication For Treatment Of Dyskinesia In Parkinson's Disease Patients


Among 20 wealthy nations, US child mortality ranks worst, study finds

The United States has the worst overall child mortality rate compared with those of 19 other wealthy nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Prisons and Prisoners

Trial Begins in Brooklyn of Jail Guard Accused of Raping Female Inmate

The case of Carlos Richard Martinez is expected to shed light on longstanding concerns about the treatment of women at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Ibuprofen linked to male infertility, study says

Ibuprofen has a negative impact on the testicles of young men, a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. When taking ibuprofen in doses commonly used by athletes, a small sample of young men developed a hormonal condition that typically begins, if at all, during middle age. This condition is linked to reduced fertility.


Severe obesity declining among low-income U.S. kids

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of poor kids receiving government food assistance who are severely obese has declined following benefits changes designed to encourage healthier purchases, a U.S. study suggests.


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".

Natalie Portman calls out 'all male nominees'

While presenting the Best Director award alongside Ron Howard, Natalie Portman took the opportunity to point out the obvious: Not a single woman was nominated.

The female-focused stories that swept the Globes

A lady bird, a marvelous Mrs., a heroic handmaid, a Missouri mom, and a group of women caught up in some big little lies all took home awards at a Golden Globes ceremony that highlighted and was ruled by strong female characters.


Female-driven 'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Big Little Lies' leads Globes TV wins

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale" and drama "Big Little Lies" won the top television honors at Sunday's Golden Globes awards, where stories about women led a ceremony dominated by the Time's Up movement to fight workplace sexual harassment.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a ‘Genius’

Mr. Trump, seeming to respond to revelations in a new book, issued an extraordinary defense of his fitness for office.


After attacks by Trump, Bannon finds himself with few friends

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following his brutal disavowal by President Donald Trump, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's dream of spearheading a new U.S. political movement appears in tatters while the Republican establishment he challenged is feeling more secure.


Mexico presidential favorite puts himself at heart of security plan

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The left-wing frontrunner to win this year's Mexican presidential election said on Thursday that he would personally take a central role in restoring order after years of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Trump threatens aid to Palestinians and appears to contradict himself on Jerusalem

President Donald Trump raised the prospect Tuesday of cutting off aid to the Palestinian territories unless Palestinian leaders agree to resume negotiations to broker a peace deal with Israel.


Executive at top hedge fund among Costa Rica crash victims

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A senior executive at the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, was among 12 killed when their plane crashed and exploded Sunday in Costa Rica, according to Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio.

Documentary Films and Programs

Review: The Incomplete Vision of ‘Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer’

This documentary about the dancer Marcelo Gomes was completed before he left American Ballet Theater in December after allegations of sexual misconduct.

New York family among 12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash

A New York couple and their three sons were among 12 people killed when a small plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, according to a statement from a rabbi in Scarsdale.


New York family of five among the dead in Costa Rican plane crash

(Reuters) - A family of five from the New York City suburb of Scarsdale was aboard a plane that crashed into woodland off a popular tourist beach in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people aboard, a family relative said.


Five British among dead in Sydney New Year's Eve seaplane crash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Five of six people killed when a seaplane crashed during a 20- minute joy ride in Sydney on New Year's Eve were British nationals, including an 11-year-old girl, authorities said.


U.S. citizens among 10 dead in southwest Mexico car crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Several U.S. citizens were among 10 people who died in a car crash and subsequent fire on the southwestern coast of Mexico near tourist hot spot Acapulco, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Deaths in 2017: Among the Luminaries, Fighters With a Cause

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lewis, Sam Shepard, Della Reese and many more, but also a remarkable roster of champions who pressed for change.


Veteran male rock'n'roll acts had biggest 2017 world tours

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran, white male rock stars raked in the most cash from world tours in 2017, according to an annual list released on Thursday, while the highest-ranked women - Celine Dion and Lady Gaga - failed to make the top 10.

Mayor: One child among the dead

At least 12 people, including a child, were killed in a fire at an apartment building in the Bronx, one of New York City's boroughs, officials said.


Male doctors make a lot more in industry payments than female peers

(Reuters Health) - Male physicians in the U.S., across almost every specialty, took in more money from the biomedical industry in 2015 than their female peers, a new study suggests.


Pot-smoking on the rise among U.S. pregnant women

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of pregnant women are using marijuana, and the habit is expanding fastest among teens and young adults, a U.S. study suggests.

Capital Punishment

Egypt Hangs 15 for Terrorism, Stoking Fears Among Islamists

The men were executed for an attack in 2013, at the start of an Islamic insurgency that the government has been battling ever since.

Tunisia suspends flights following female passenger travel ban

Tunisian authorities say their decision to suspend all Emirates airline flights into the country "cannot be described as a diplomatic crisis" between the North African country and the United Arab Emirates.


Tunisia working with UAE on terrorist threat from female jihadist returnees

TUNIS (Reuters) - The UAE, which angered Tunisia by banning Tunisian women from its passenger flights, has intelligence that female jihadists returning from Iraq or Syria might try to use Tunisian passports to stage terrorist attacks, a Tunisian government official said.

Bethlehem (West Bank)

In Bethlehem, a Mood of Hopeless Resignation Among Palestinians

Normally bustling around Christmas, Bethlehem, like the rest of the Palestinian territories, appears suspended in a kind of limbo, neither basking in seasonal cheer nor raging in a new intifada.


IAG among bidders chosen for Austrian airline Niki: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - IAG , the owner of British Airways and low-cost carrier Vueling, is one of the four bidders selected for the final stages of talks over the assets of insolvent Austrian airline Niki, three people familiar said.


Wall Street opens flat; Nike among biggest drags

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Friday, with gains in financial stocks offsetting losses in Nike and technology shares.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens flat; Nike among biggest drags

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Friday, with gains in financial stocks offsetting losses in Nike and technology shares.


Jojo Is the Artist of Choice Among N.B.A. Stars

Joseph Anavim, a Long Island native, has made pop-art paintings for Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and many others.


Australian PM says nine foreigners among those hurt when driver plows into crowd

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nearly half the 19 people injured when a driver with no known extremist links plowed into pedestrians in the southern city of Melbourne were foreign nationals, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday.


Britain's 'Madame Brexit' tells Poland: Your constitution is your own matter

WARSAW (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May gave Poland a rare dose of big power support on Thursday by saying that its constitution was its own affair, a sharply different tone to that of the European Union which has scolded Warsaw over judicial reforms.

8 US citizens among 12 killed in bus crash in Mexico

Eight US citizens, two Swedish tourists and at least one Canadian were among the victims of a tour bus crash in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula that left 12 dead and 18 injured, officials said Wednesday.


U.S. citizens among dead in Mexican bus crash: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that multiple American citizens had died when a tour bus rolled over on a trip to ancient ruins in Mexico.

Check out the female A-listers in first 'Ocean's 8' trailer

"Ocean's 8" has female star power. The feminine twist on the "Ocean's" franchise stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna and more. HLN's Melissa Knowles tells all.

Young female execs still earn less than men


Female British embassy worker found strangled near Beirut

BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) - A female British embassy worker has been found strangled near a highway outside Beirut, a Lebanese security source said on Sunday.

Female candidate drops out of race amid sexual harassment allegations

Democrat Andrea Ramsey announced Friday morning she was dropping out of the race to fill a competitive House of Representatives seat in Kansas amid news of a 2005 lawsuit that accused her of sexual harassment.


Sleep problems tied to female infertility

(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests.


Fed's Quarles to recuse himself from Wells Fargo matters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Randal Quarles, the top Federal Reserve official tasked with policing Wall Street, said on Friday that he would recuse himself from any matters concerning Wells Fargo & Co, the...


UPDATE 1-Fed's Quarles to recuse himself from Wells Fargo matters

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Randal Quarles, the top Federal Reserve official tasked with policing Wall Street, said on Friday that he would recuse himself from any matters concerning Wells Fargo & Co, the nation's third largest bank.

Smoking and Tobacco

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.

Johnson, Dan

Kentucky Lawmaker Kills Himself Amid Sexual Assault Allegations, Officials Say

Representative Dan Johnson, a first-term Republican, was accused of molesting a 17-year-old parishioner nearly five years ago at the evangelical church he led in Louisville.


Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five Rock Hall of Fame inductees

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Livin' on a Prayer" rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday.


IOC bans six Russian female ice hockey players for life over doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned six Russian female ice hockey players from the Olympics for life over doping allegations linked to the 2014 Sochi Games, the ruling body said on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Hillenbrand Enters Second Amended Credit Agreement Among Co


Police: Suspect among 4 injured in attempted terror attack

Police are responding to reports of a possible explosion on the A, C and E subway lines near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, New York Police Department Sgt. Brendan Ryan said Monday. The trains are being evacuated, he said.


Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott's scramble to reshoot "All the Money in the World" led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey.


What’s the Fastest Color? Olympic Speedskaters Now Say Blue

Even Norway, famously red, is wearing blue at major competitions. Was the change based on science? Gamesmanship? Something else?

Lobbying and Lobbyists

For Female Lobbyists, Harassment Often Accompanies Access

In state legislatures, lobbyists whose jobs depend on access and influence are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment.


Oracle's Safra Catz among two new members named to Disney board

(Reuters) - Media company Walt Disney Co on Thursday named Oracle Corp's chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina Inc , Francis A. deSouza, to its board.


Indiana police officer reinstated after 'white male privilege' remark

(Reuters) - A female Indiana police officer suspended after calling out a fellow officer for "white male privilege" during a transgender awareness training session was reinstated on Thursday.


'Wonder Woman,' 'The Post' among AFI's movies of the year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Press freedom movie "The Post," gay romance "Call Me By Your Name," World War Two film "Dunkirk" and superhero movie "Wonder Woman" were among 10 films of the year chosen by the American Film Institute (AFI) on Thursday, in a list likely to be echoed at Hollywood's high-profile awards shows next year.


The Male Animal: What’s the Deal With That Guy’s Fluffy Hair?

From Bernie Sanders to Graydon Carter, men of a certain age embrace an unruly hairstyle that suggests mad genius or regal slob.

Want to fight female genital mutilation? Follow the money

Seleiman Bishagazi never enjoyed the benefits of a university education, but he's smarter on a basic human rights issue than nearly anyone I've met in the world.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Trump, Defending Himself After Flynn Guilty Plea, Says F.B.I. Is in ‘Tatters’

In an extraordinary attack on the top law enforcement body in his own government, President Trump accused the F.B.I. and its career investigators of having a bias against him.


A Man Among Female Leaders: ‘The Risk of Mansplaining Is Very High’

A Times reporter shadows a male speaker at a summit meeting of female political leaders in Iceland, the most gender-egalitarian country in the world.


Bosnian Croat war criminal Praljak killed himself with cyanide: prosecutors

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Bosnian Croat war crimes convict Slobodan Praljak used cyanide to kill himself in court after losing his appeal, according to preliminary autopsy findings, Dutch prosecutors said on Friday.


Review: John Adams Mines Gold Rush History for His New Opera

In “Girls of the Golden West,” a collaboration with Peter Sellars at San Francisco Opera, the music is haunting but the drama is stilted.


Suspected al Qaeda fighters among four Syrians arrested in Netherlands: prosecutors

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Two men suspected of having fought for an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria were among four Syrian migrants arrested in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Friday.

Books and Literature

Help Desk: Among the Vulgarians

New etiquette books offer advice on how to mind your manners during uncivil times, in the White House and beyond.

Graham contradicts himself on Trump jab

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham accused the media of trying to label President Trump as "some kind of kook" less than a year after Graham himself called the President the same thing.

The women censored for male nude paintings

This year marks the 100th anniversary of an exhibition of paintings by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, at the Berthe Weill gallery in Paris. The exhibition, displaying a number of nude works, was too much for some and shut down within hours of its opening. The police commissioner at the time had been offended by the depiction of pubic hair.

Pyongyang's latest ICBM has a new engine system and is among the world's missile giants, analysts say

North Korea has test-fired a brand new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which experts said shows a major advance in technology and threat.

War criminal kills himself in court

A war crimes appeal hearing was halted just after the verdict was announced on Wednesday, when the defendant claimed to have taken poison.

Today (TV Program)

Lauer, O’Reilly and Rose: The Fall of Male Media Stars

Is this the long-awaited reckoning that the corporate news media needs? Our media columnist, Jim Rutenberg, explains.

No white male solo artist has been nominated

For the first time since 1999, there are no white male solo artists nominated for a best album Grammy and people have definite feelings about that.


On Sports Gambling: Among Bettors, College Football Is Shoving the N.F.L. Aside

“Their product isn’t very good these days,’’ a bookmaker said of the N.F.L. and its various troubles, as bets on college football rise.

She's the latest female anchor to find herself in a tough spot

How a suicidal pizza man found himself ensnared in an FBI terror sting

Every day was the same for Khalil Abu Rayyan, 21, a depressed pizza delivery man from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Working for a pizzeria in Detroit, he'd drive late nights on desolate inner city streets, smoking pot hoping to keep boredom at bay. He carried a pistol to protect himself from robbers.


Salvador court finds ex-president Funes illegally enriched himself

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - An El Salvador court on Tuesday ruled in a civil case that former President Mauricio Funes and one of his sons had illegally enriched themselves and ordered them to pay nearly $420,000 in restitution to the government, a prosecutor said.


Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's soul-baring album on love, life and social fractures led the Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday with eight nods in a list that saw women sidelined in some major categories and Katy Perry excluded completely.


Goldman Sachs among bidders for Scotiabank's metals unit: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group is among around five bidders for ScotiaMocatta, the metals trading arm of Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia , for which it is seeking up to $1 billion, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.


Goldman Sachs among bidders for Scotiabank's metals unit -sources

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group is among around five bidders for ScotiaMocatta, the metals trading arm of Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia, for which it is seeking up to $1 billion, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.


WHO fears deadly diphtheria outbreak among Rohingya refugees

GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are at risk from a possible outbreak of diphtheria, the World Health Organization said in a report published on Tuesday.

Defense and Military Forces

Chinese General Being Investigated for Bribery Kills Himself

Gen. Zhang Yang was being investigated for links to the two highest-ranking army commanders implicated so far in Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption.


Senior Chinese military official kills himself amid corruption probe

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese military official under investigation for corruption has committed suicide, state media said on Tuesday, the latest development in a sweeping anti-graft campaign that has shaken the armed forces.

Women and Girls

Opinion: The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido

We are attempting to hold a public conversation about male sexual misbehavior while refusing to talk about the nature of men and sex.


Japan coast guard finds body of dead male suspected from North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Coast Guard found the body of a male and parts of a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan's outlying islands on Saturday, an official said.


IOC bans Russian bobsledders, speed skaters for Sochi doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Russian bobsledders, including double gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, and two speed skaters have been banned for life from the Olympics over doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.


Backlash among German MPs against parliamentary Twitter ban

BERLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) - German lawmakers have protested after Wolfgang Schaeuble, the new president of the Bundestag, announced a ban on sending tweets from inside the parliament chamber.


UPDATE 1-U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela -source

WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, possibly complicating Venezuela's corruption sweep of the oil industry.


Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.


Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela- source

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.

Meader, Vaughn

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

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


Female doctors adjust lives to accommodate home

(Reuters Health) - Female physicians are more likely to make professional adjustments to accommodate their responsibilities at home, according to a new study.

Self-inflicted injuries surge among tween and early teen girls

Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study.

CBS female colleagues: Charlie 'does not get a pass here'

Cantrell, LaToya

Who Is LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans’s First Female Mayor?

Here are a few things to know about Ms. Cantrell, in an election season in which women and minorities have won groundbreaking races across the country.


BRIEF-Nestle is among potential suitors for Hain Celestial - Bloomberg

* Nestle is among potential suitors for Hain Celestial - Bloomberg, citing sources


BRIEF-Nestle among potential bidders for Hain Celestial- CNBC

* Nestle among potential bidders for Hain Celestial- CNBC, citing report‍​ Further company coverage:


Argentina's first female submarine officer on board missing vessel

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - One of the 44 crew members on board the Argentine submarine that is missing in the South Atlantic is Eliana Maria Krawczyk, who came from a landlocked province to become the country's first female submarine officer.


Male artists win big but female singers dominate American Music Awards stage

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pink, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera led female artists of pop music dominating the American Music Awards stage on Sunday with powerful performances, despite being edged out by male artists in most award categories this year.


New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman.

Books and Literature

Grace Notes: Studying Fake News About Voltaire, Spread by Voltaire Himself

A professor says that the 18th-century French satirist lied about his date of birth not to hide a scandal, but to create one.

LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

New Orleans voters elected LaToya Cantrell as mayor Saturday, making her the first woman to hold that position in the city's 300-year history.

Sinn Fein

Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Leader, to Step Down From Sinn Fein

After more than 30 years leading the nationalist party, the divisive politician says he will pass the baton next year.


Gerry Adams: Face of IRA who helped cement Northern Ireland peace

DUBLIN (Reuters) - As the public face of the Irish Republican Army during its bombing campaigns, then peacemaker and mainstream politician, Gerry Adams has been a defining figure of Northern Ireland's 50-year journey from sectarian torment to relative stability.


Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader after 34 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a key figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).


System Failure: How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.


BRIEF-CVR Refining LP says co, Coffeyville Finance, CVR Refining LLC among others entered amendment no. 1 to amended and restated ABL credit agreement​

* CVR Refining LP-‍on Nov 14, co,Coffeyville Finance, CVR Refining LLC among others entered amendment no. 1 to amended and restated ABL credit agreement​

Daily Beast among digital sites eyeing sale

'Rebel Girls' sequel celebrates more real-life female superheroes


BRIEF-iFresh announces appointment Adam (Xin) He as director

* iFresh Inc - ‍board of directors has appointed Adam (Xin) He as a new director, effective immediately​


RPT-Soros, Cohen among big name investors betting on Argentine startups

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The founder of mobile banking startup Uala, Pierpaolo Barbieri, says that just a few years ago big name investors would never have put their money in early stage companies like his in Argentina.

Franken agrees to investigation into himself

A woman accused Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Thursday of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006 while she was on a USO Tour overseas.