A persistent ridge of air in the Pacific is keeping winter storms away, and the Sierra snowpack, source of much of the state's water, is suffering. [Source]
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carnival Corp , the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed.
LONDON/FRANKFURT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bridgewater has shown its hand in Europe with a $22 billion bet against some of the continent's biggest companies, filings reviewed by Reuters show, part of a bigger shift by the world's largest hedge fund manager.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decision on the sale of SkyBridge Capital LLC, owned by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, to a consortium that includes Chinese conglomerate HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL] should be made by the end of February, the firm's chief investment officer said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A decision on the sale of SkyBridge Capital LLC, owned by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, to a consortium that includes Chinese conglomerate HNA Group should be made by the end of February, the firm's chief investment officer said on Tuesday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach plans to visit North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, cementing ties with the reclusive state which used the event to restart political dialogue with South Korea.
California launches probe after a former Aetna medical director said he never looked at patient records when deciding whether to approve or deny care
California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A winter storm swept across the northern U.S. Midwest on Friday, dumping up to nine inches (23 cm) of snow on Chicago, killing at least two people and snarling hundreds of flights as it rolled east to threaten New York state and New England.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday named U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris, who is known for his hawkish views on China's military expansion, as his pick to serve as the American ambassador to Australia, the White House said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday named U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris as his pick to serve as the American ambassador to Australia, the White House said in a statement.
MILWAUKEE/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A major winter storm swept across the U.S. Midwest on Friday, dumping nine inches (23 cm) of snow on Chicago and snarling hundreds of flights as it headed east to threaten New York and New England with heavy accumulations and dropping temperatures.
MILWAUKEE/CHICAGO, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A major winter storm swept across the U.S. Midwest on Friday, dumping nine inches (23 cm) of snow on Chicago and snarling hundreds of flights as it headed east to threaten New York and New England with heavy accumulations and dropping temperatures.
While most Olympic athletes will be mingling throughout the Games, North Korean athletes will be separate, under 24-hour watch, closely monitored wherever they go. A system of watching each other, as they do back home in the North, amid inevitable fears of defections from athletes of other members of the delegation. Paula Hancocks looks at how the North can ensure they return to North Korea with the delegation intact.
One of the coolest parts of the Olympics is watching history being made. Whether it's a new country making their Olympic debut or groundbreaking athletes adding new faces and experiences to the Olympic story, it's enough to get you feeling a little warm and fuzzy about humankind.
(Reuters) - U.S. national advertising sales for the Olympics in Pyeongchang have surpassed $900 million, a record for the Winter Games, U.S. broadcaster NBC Sports Group said in a statement on Thursday.
Curling? Luge? Biathlon? We don't blame you if you don't know much about these sports. But the Winter Olympics are here. And to be the Winter Olympics expert in the break room at work, you've got to do your homework. Here's everything you need to know about some of the Winter Olympics' lesser-known sports.
(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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will block the transport of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs through its state, officials told Reuters, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 28-year-old sister will make her debut on the world stage when she visits South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Esports have descended on the Olympics, bringing professional gamers to South Korea's first winter Games, but some athletes warming up for real action on nearby slopes are not impressed.
(Reuters) - A winter storm will dump snow and freezing rain on the U.S. Midwest and the Northeast beginning on Tuesday after it caused several deaths as it snarled highways and spurred the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Chicago's main airport.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co said on Tuesday it will launch the new version of its all-electric vehicle Leaf in seven markets in Asia-Pacific, and explore bringing it to two more, in its latest push to boost sales of electrified vehicles.
(Reuters) - A winter storm plowing through the U.S. Midwest caused several deaths in Iowa and Missouri from car crashes as the weather snarled highways and canceled hundreds of flights at Chicago's busy airport, according to authorities and local media.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sub-zero temperatures could be a real issue for visitors in Pyeongchang for this month's Winter Olympics, but while Games fans shivered, athletes on Monday welcomed the cold.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam will visit South Korea this week as the head of the country's high-level delegation for the Winter Olympics, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Sunday.
(Reuters) - The number of monarchs wintering in California has dropped to a five-year low, despite more volunteers counting more sites in search of the orange-and-black insect that is arguably the most admired of North American butterflies, a report said on Friday.
Chile's Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film, "A Fantastic Woman" is one of those movies that derives power from its simplicity, conveying the discrimination against its transgender heroine in a way culls from a long history of such portrayals and yet somehow manages to feel fresh and relevant.
(Reuters) - A federal judge rejected a northern California brewery's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the son of late jazz great Thelonious Monk, who claimed it exploited his father's name and image without permission to sell beer-themed merchandise.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Hebei province denied news reports on Thursday that it will extend steel production curbs imposed for the winter season, as sources told Reuters that authorities in the region's top steelmaking city Tangshan was considering such a move.
AMSTERDAM, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Gasunie, operator of the Dutch gas grid, on Thursday advised the government that production at the Groningen onshore natural gas field could be limited to 19.5-21 billion cubic metres (bcm) this winter while still guaranteeing supply, lower than the 21.6 bcm currently approved.
(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recommended the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang use an older version of doping sample bottles after concerns were raised about the latest model, the agency said on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Waymo, the self-driving arm of Alphabet Inc , is out ahead of rivals based on a key measure of autonomous driving performance, according to a report released on Wednesday by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
(Reuters) - Insurers have received nearly 45,000 insurance claims of about $11.79 billion in losses from the wildfires that occurred in California in October and December, the California Department of Insurance said on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley start-up Nuro said on Tuesday it raised $92 million to launch a self-driving delivery vehicle, joining automakers, shippers and a host of little-known companies developing autonomous vehicles for local commerce.
Before the sensational "house or horrors" news exploded here and around the world with the discovery of the Turpin family -- 13 siblings allegedly held captive by their own parents in a Perris house -- whatever national publicity this city of 76,000 received was focused on the sky, like its ever-present flock of skydivers.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday delivered his 16th and final State of the State address, jabbing at U.S. President Donald Trump while noting his own success rebuilding the budget, boosting education and fighting climate change.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. region most vulnerable to tsunamis - the massive waves of water unleashed by undersea earthquakes - is dangerously under-prepared, experts and officials in Oregon and Washington state said after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake this week.
NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Trading software provider Trading Technologies International Inc said on Thursday it has teamed up with crypto-currency exchange operator Coinbase to give institutional traders direct market access to both bitcoin and bitcoin futures beginning in March.
Jan 25 (Reuters) - Shares in No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp slid about 5 percent on Thursday as the company reported worsening operating and efficiency measures but said a strengthening economy should fuel stronger freight volumes in 2018.
Jan 25 (Reuters) - Union Pacific Corp, the No. 1 U.S. railroad by revenue, reported a rise in quarterly net profit on Thursday, boosted by slightly higher freight volumes and changes to U.S. tax law, but saw a worsening key measure of efficiency and profitability.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday barred a Southern California husband and wife from contacting the 13 children they are charged with beating, shackling and starving in their suburban home, a ruling the couple's attorney did not oppose.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's attorney general on Wednesday said the state plans to sue the Trump administration over its repeal of Obama-era rules meant to address public safety concerns in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on federal lands.
(Reuters) - U.S. shale oil producer SandRidge Energy Inc rejected demands from activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday to replace two of its board members and amend its bylaws, saying any changes should be approved by a majority of shareholders.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa may be more associated with sun than snow, but the country has made strides in recent years as a popular destination for professional skiers to compete in the European summer.
ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Alaska and parts of western Canada braced for a possible tsunami on Tuesday after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, sparking evacuations in coastal Alaska and a tsunami warning for California that was later lifted.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov are not on the list of athletes eligible for next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, a Russian Olympic Committee official said on Tuesday.
(Recasts to lead with ShFE copper, updates prices) BEIJING, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper prices gained ground on Tuesday amid a persistent weak dollar, even as official data showed China churned out a record volume of refined copper in December, suggesting the world's biggest copper consumer is well supplied. A weak dollar makes metals cheaper for holders of other currencies and supports prices, and the greenback's dive as a result of the U.S. government shutdown had seen copper c
(Adds analyst comment, scrap data, updates prices) BEIJING, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Copper prices were flat on Tuesday amid a persistent weak dollar, even as official data showed top producer China churned out a record volume of refined copper in December, suggesting the world's biggest copper consumer is well supplied. A weak dollar makes metals cheaper for holders of other currencies and supports prices, and the greenback's dive as a result of the U.S. government shutdown had seen copper c
BEIJING, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Copper prices continued to climb on Tuesday amid a persistent weak dollar, even as official data showed top producer China churned out a record volume of refined copper in December. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange rose 0.3 percent to $7,090 a tonne by 0153 GMT, extending its 0.4 percent gain in the previous session and on course for its highest close in a week. * SHFE COPPER: The most-traded March copper
(Reuters) - California's iconic Highway 101 in Santa Barbara reopened on Sunday nearly two weeks after it was covered with 12 feet (3.7 meters) of debris from mudslides, and a day after the discovery of a missing woman's body pushed the death toll to 21.
(Reuters) - A hotel in Mexico named Hotel California plans to continue using the name in that country after settling a lawsuit brought by the Eagles over rights related to the country-rock band's classic 1976 song.
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson's idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects to finish first.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 children imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved and even taunted with food that they were forbidden to eat, a prosecutor said on Thursday.
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."
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive in the family's squalid home were charged on Thursday with torture, child abuse and false imprisonment, as prosecutors said the victims were beaten, starved and chained.
(Reuters) - Over 14,000 doping tests have been conducted ahead of next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in an effort to protect clean athletes and safeguard the Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian competitors at next month's Winter Olympics will be kitted out in predominantly gray uniforms with no national markings, in keeping with their status as neutral athletes after the national team was barred over doping allegations.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home will appear in court on Thursday to face charges of torture and child endangerment charges.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. military's Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seas.
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - A Southern California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home were scheduled to make a first court appearance on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Investigators on Wednesday conducted an exhaustive search of the foul-smelling, filthy tract home east of Los Angeles where a California couple are accused of keeping captive and nearly starving 13 minor and adult children, police said.
HOUSTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc plans to meet with activist investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday over his demands for a board shake-up and other governance changes, part of a bid by the U.S. shale oil producer to quell tensions with its largest shareholder and most outspoken critic.
SEOUL (Reuters) - The two Koreas agreed during rare talks on Wednesday to form a combined women's ice hockey team to take part in next month's Winter Olympics in the South, and march together under a unified peninsula flag at the opening ceremony, a joint statement released by Seoul's unification ministry said.
HOUSTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc is expected to meet with activist investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday over his demands for a board shake-up and other governance changes, part of a bid by the U.S. shale oil producer to quell tensions with its largest shareholder and most outspoken critic.
NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.
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.
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings kept in "horrific" conditions by their parents, including some who were shackled to furniture, others who were starved, were being treated after an ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.
DETROIT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as the auto industry still hopes for a deal to retain nationwide requirements.
PERRIS, Calif., Jan 16 (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings kept in "horrific" conditions by their parents, including some who were shackled to furniture, others who were starved, were being treated after an ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.