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Ice hockey: Korean women score again but bid farewell with fifth loss

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The unified Korean women's ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run with a fifth straight loss on Tuesday but they signed off by adding one more goal to their total in front of another bumper audience of adoring fans.

Survivors want to talk gun control with lawmakers

Funerals and Memorials

Want to Plan for Your Death and Funeral? Here’s How.

Pre-need funeral plans can be complicated, so here is a primer on everything you’ll need to know.


BHP's half year profit jumps 25 pct; misses forecasts

Feb 20 (Reuters) - The world's biggest miner BHP said on Tuesday its underlying half-year profit rose 25 percent, helped by robust commodity prices.


I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat's genetic secrets revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that -- as everyone knows -- consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It's in their genes.

US show of force sends Russia a message in Black Sea

The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia's increased presence there, a US military official tells CNN.


Ice Hockey: Canada crushes OAR to set up U.S. showdown

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.

Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.

Opinion: This shows why 16-year-olds should be able to vote

The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are speaking out about the need for meaningful gun control laws. They are proving that civic engagement among young people can make a difference. The ironic part? They can't even vote yet.


Film at Berlin festival shows 2011 massacre on Norwegian island

BERLIN (Reuters) - Director Erik Poppe says his latest film is part of the healing process in the aftermath of one of Norway's most horrifying events - the massacre of 69 people, many of them teenagers, at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.


Ice Hockey: Canada crush OAR to set up U.S. showdown

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.

Robberies and Thefts

American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb

Michael Rohana was attending an event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia when he entered a closed exhibition room and vandalized the 2,000-year-old statue, the authorities say.


UberEATS deliveryman wanted in fatal shooting

(Reuters) - An UberEATS driver was on the run Monday after a man who ordered a meal from the online food delivery service was killed in a late night shooting in Atlanta over the weekend, police told local media.

Teeth and Dentistry

The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.


Ice Hockey: U.S. women ease past Finland into final

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. cruised into their third straight women's Olympic ice hockey final on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in the semis with two goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney.


Ice Hockey: Women's tournament to grow by two for Beijing Games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will expand from eight to 10 teams, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.


Alpine skiing: Venier sets women's downhill pace with Goggia, Vonn on her tail

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.

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.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

The Interpreter: Russian Meddling Was a Drop in an Ocean of American-made Discord

It does not take much to get Americans to turn against one another. Partisan polarization was well underway before Moscow got involved.

Surveillance video shows gunman after shooting

New surveillance shows the suspect in the Florida school massacre walking down the street moments after the shooting. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Opinion: 'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, will see a superhero from our community on the big screen.


Leading SPD mayors back coalition with Merkel, poll shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading Social Democrat (SPD) mayors favor joining a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a poll showed on Sunday, boosting the prospects of the center-left party backing the alliance in a ballot starting this week.


Hear How ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Became a New-Music Showcase

The daffy Amazon comedy, whose fourth season began streaming on Friday, has emerged as an unlikely destination for some of today’s hippest composers.


Exclusive: For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal

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.


South Korea's Ko wins Women's Australian Open wire-to-wire

(Reuters) - Ko Jin-young ignored persistent screeching by a flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos on Sunday to record an emphatic wire-to-wire victory at the Handa Women's Australian Open in Adelaide.


Threatened and vilified, but Philippine lawyer says he wants 'death squad president' in court

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine attorney Jude Sabio says he hasn't been home for a year, steers clear of public events and is forever looking over his shoulder after accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity.


Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.

The President tweets that the special counsel's indictments show that Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome of the election

The White House continues to vehemently deny collusion with Russia a day after multiple indictments of Russian nationals and entities were announced by the Justice Department in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Children and Childhood

Op-Ed Columnist: Letting American Kids Die

Guns, infant mortality and car crashes show that we’re behind other wealthy nations.


Burberry shows its colors for designer Bailey's swansong

LONDON (Reuters) - Burberry's star designer Christopher Bailey bid goodbye to the British brand on Saturday with a colour-infused show, showcasing designs with a rainbow twist on the label's famed...

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught.

Its election interference didn’t aim at just the outcome — it also targeted attitudes toward our democracy.

Women and Girls

Sporting: Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women

Whatever happened to sweatpants?


French star Isabelle Huppert glad women are speaking up about harassment

BERLIN (Reuters) - French actress Isabelle Huppert said on Saturday she was pleased that women were speaking up about their experiences of sexual abuse and harassment after staying silent for so long.


Public reports 'clearly show' Assad's use of chemical weapons: McMaster

MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government accountable.

The Graybar Hotel (Book)

Books News: A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment.

Curtis Dawkins, a fiction writer who is serving a life sentence for murder in Michigan, says his children shouldn’t have to pay for his sins.


Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly

The team’s three women were born in the United States, but they have attracted a following for their aim to inspire a generation of women to follow in their footsteps.


Russians romp into women's semi-finals with Swiss rout

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic Athletes from Russia team trounced Switzerland 6-2 in an entertaining clash at the Kwandong Hockey Centre on Saturday to book a spot in the semi-finals of the women's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Group chat messages show school shooter was obsessed with race and violence

In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.

Bill Clinton wants to weigh in on whether to release sealed 1998 grand jury documents

Former President Bill Clinton told a federal court on Friday that he'd like to weigh in on whether sealed documents from his 1998 grand jury investigation should be released to the public.


Pyeongchang winds return to delay women's super-G

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The high winds which wreaked havoc on the Alpine skiing schedule at Pyeongchang Olympics earlier this week returned on Saturday to delay the women's super-G race.

Consumer Protection

Is It ‘Natural’? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know

When products are labeled natural, the court challenges begin, raising questions about whether labeling is really misleading or simply fodder for a lawsuit.


Want Cleaner Air? Try Using Less Deodorant

Consumer products like perfume, pesticides and paint can contribute as much to city air pollution as cars.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Saturday Profile: Milorad Dodik Wants to Carve Up Bosnia. Peacefully, if Possible

As the president of the country’s Serbian enclave, Mr. Dodik argues that “Bosnia and Herzegovina is an arranged state, and we want out.”


In ‘McMafia,’ Crime’s Tentacles (and a TV Show) Go Global

The eight-part series is unusual in mainstream TV-making in having a cast of international actors in major roles, often speaking in their own languages.

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


What to look out for in the women's super-G

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The super-G is the first speed event of the women's Alpine skiing program at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Here's a short guide to what to expect on Saturday.

Road Trips

The Getaway: The Great American Road Trip: Shorter and More Popular Than Ever

Seeking convenience and adventure (while avoiding airport security, baggage fees and the hassle of flying with Fido), more travelers are hitting the road.


Berlinale film shows refugees' lives at historic airport

BERLIN (Reuters) - In 2015, with Germany facing turmoil after flinging its doors open to a million refugees, Berlin repurposed a defunct airport to house them, creating an ad hoc village that is the...

Gun Control

Letters: The Florida Massacre: ‘End This Uniquely American Tragedy’

Outrage over yet another mass shooting at an American school, and calls for gun control.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

U.S. Condemns Russia for Cyberattack, Showing Split in Stance on Putin

The attack was aimed at Ukraine but crippled computers around the world.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Wants to Make America White Again

Democrats should be enraged by the immigration policies championed by the White House.


Art Review: A Groundbreaking Show Presents a New, Inclusive Vision of American Art

“Outliers and American Vanguard Art” in Washington, D.C., levels the wall between outsider and insider art, and finds a Venn overlap of “outliers.”

American being held as ISIS fighter sought media access

An American citizen being held by the United States in Iraq for allegedly fighting for ISIS said he traveled to Syria to work as a journalist and chronicle what life was like under the terror group, according to newly released court documents.

As marijuana use rises, doctors warn pregnant women

Two-year-old Maverick Hawkins sits on a red, plastic car in his grandmother's living room in the picturesque town of Nevada City, Calif., in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. His playpal Delilah Smith, a fellow 2-year-old, snacks on hummus and cashews and delights over the sounds of her Princess Peppa Pig stuffie.


BRIEF-American Express Reports Credit Card Stats for Jan


Why Americans don't do anything about mass shootings


Speaker Ryan wants to fix possible legal gaps on guns and mental health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday lawmakers should close any possible legal gaps that may allow the mentally ill to obtain guns, as the country reeled from a school shooting that killed 17 and a year after Congress ended expanded background checks tied to mental health problems.


Golf: Twin caddies steal the show as Southgate, Siem shoot aces

(Reuters) - A pair of twin brothers stole the limelight as caddies at the Oman Open on Thursday, playing a part as England's Matthew Southgate and Germany's Marcel Siem both shot holes-in-one.


Cohen's Point72 wants lawsuit over hostility to women sent to arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen asked a U.S. judge to force a female executive to arbitrate her claims that his firm, Point72 Asset Management LP, maintains a hostile working environment where women are mistreated and paid less than men.


Chinese superstars steal new year show with first duet in 20 years

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two of China's most famous and well-loved pop stars stole the show at state television's annual glitzy, often much mocked marathon show welcoming in the lunar new year on Thursday, singing their first public duet in two decades.

Video shows moment police enter classroom

A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School recorded the moment police entered a classroom where students had been huddled following a deadly school shooting.


Give women more time to give birth, make choices: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Op-Ed Columnist: American Disdain for Children’s Lives

Those kids had the misfortune of growing up in a country that didn’t care enough about their lives.


Art Review: She Led Latin American Art in a Bold New Direction

Turning to Brazil’s indigenous cultures and folklore for inspiration, Tarsila do Amaral helped give rise to the country’s Modern movement, a MoMA exhibition shows.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Trump Gets What He Wants in Immigration Debate: Quiet on the Right

The activism and outrage from conservatives that has killed past immigration deals is less vitriolic this time, perhaps because they sense they are winning.


Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan's 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the fight against U.S. forces would go on.


U.S. Senate showdown over 'Dreamer' immigrants seen Thursday

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.


Alpine skiing: Gut crashes out of women's giant slalom

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Lara Gut crashed out of the first leg of the women's Olympic giant slalom on Thursday, in an incident that saw the Swiss downhill specialist veer into photographers at the side of the course. No one appeared to be hurt, however.

Video shows students hiding as shots are fired

A student took this video of classmates hiding in a classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as a gunman opens fire.

Opinion: Michael Cohen may want to rethink being Trump's martyr

Most lawyers aren't willing to sacrifice themselves for their clients. That is, it seems, except in the case of Michael Cohen. Known to the world as "President Trump's personal lawyer," Cohen claims to have taken a $130,000 financial hit to protect his client from a scandal: allegations that Donald Trump had an affair with porn star Stephanie Clifford, aka "Stormy Daniels," in 2006. On Tuesday, Cohen said in a statement that he used personal funds in 2016 to "facilitate a payment" to Clifford and that no one in the Trump Organization or campaign "reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly."

House panel weighs holding Bannon in contempt if he fails to show

The House Intelligence Committee has scheduled a Thursday meeting to hear testimony from Steve Bannon -- but it's an open question whether President Donald Trump's former chief strategist will even show up.

The rights of disabled Americans are under attack

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been law for 28 years now -- and I can honestly say that rights for Americans with disabilities, including accessibility to public spaces, are now facing more uncertainty and outright hostility than at any time in recent memory.


Manafort co-defendant Gates shows up in court with new lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thomas Green, a high-powered defense lawyer at Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., appeared for the first time in court on Wednesday alongside President Donald Trump's former deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates.


More Israelis believe police than Netanyahu, polls show

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Almost half of Israel's electorate believe the country's police, who say they have gathered evidence against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called for him to be charged with bribery, a poll showed on Wednesday.

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

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

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

Duckworth wants to change Senate rules to make motherhood easier

The woman primed to become the first sitting senator to give birth in office wants to change Senate rules to better accommodate future mothers.

It's outrageous that women have to fight for this

Women pressuring T.J. Shope, a Republican Arizona state representative, to push forward a bill that would provide free and unlimited feminine hygiene products to female inmates in Arizona's state prison are sending him -- what else? -- tampons and pads.

Davis, Angela Y

A New Home for Angela Davis’s Papers (and Her ‘Wanted’ Poster)

The papers of Angela Davis, just acquired by Harvard, trace her evolution from obscure philosophy professor to global icon to prophetic voice on mass incarceration.


Skeleton: American Daly back to banish Sochi angst

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - It took only seconds for John Daly's dream of an Olympic medal to be crushed at the Sochi Games but a full three years before the American skeleton racer was prepared to face his demons again.


American Biesemeyer ruled out of downhill due to injury

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.

Delrahim, Makan

AT&T Is Said to Want Antitrust Official on Witness List for Trial

The company is requesting that Makan Delrahim testify in the trial over the government’s decision to block its merger with Time Warner, sources said.


Flynn the bichon frise fetches top prize at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bichon frise named Flynn was crowned best in show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, triumphing over the nearly 3,000 dogs that competed in the...


Toshiba appoints ex-banker as CEO, forecasts first profit in four years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp appointed a former banker from a key creditor bank as CEO and forecast its first annual profit in four years, making progress in its efforts to recover from billions of dollars in losses at its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse.

Video shows violent inflight turbulence

A United Airlines flight departing from San Francisco was forced to make an emergency landing after the engine cover came off.


Baidu earnings beat forecasts, eyes U.S. listing for video unit iQiyi

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese internet search firm Baidu Inc posted a forecast-beating quarterly revenue increase and unveiled a U.S. listing plan for its Netflix-like video platform iQiyi as it looks to rev up new drivers for growth.


Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

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.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Live Briefing: Westminster Dog Show 2018: Live Updates and Photos

Who will win Best in Show? Stay here for live updates and photographs from the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.

Federal Budget (US)

A ‘Harvest Box’ for Low-Income Americans? Not Anytime Soon, Officials Say

The proposal unveiled in President Trump’s budget would overhaul the country’s core food assistance program — commonly known as SNAP. The reaction was immediate, and largely negative.

Vice Media Inc

Former Employee Sues Vice, Claiming It Pays Women Less

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

White House won't say if Trump believes the women


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.


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.


Ice Hockey: U.S. women down Russia on strength of record-quickest goals

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.


Show Us Your Wall: She Married an Artist, and Now Finds Comfort in His Work

Merele Williams-Adkins honors her husband’s memory by preserving the art he made and the pieces he collected in their Brooklyn home.

Olympic Games

On Olympics: In Reinvention, U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Stresses Style but Sacrifices Goals

After losses to rival Canada at the past two Olympics, the team’s coach decided to think differently about how it plays.

American oil boom could spoil OPEC's plans


Broadcom reduces Qualcomm board nominees before March 6 showdown

(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.


Russian & American skeleton racers refuse to break the ice

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian and American skeleton racers are refusing to speak to each other at the Pyeongchang winter Games in a spat that centers on allegations of widespread Russian doping.


BRIEF-Mimecast Says It Has Moved Its North American Headquarters To Lexington, Massachusetts


American luger Emily Sweeney sent to hospital after crash

US luger Emily Sweeney suffered a frightening crash Tuesday at the women's singles competition during the Winter Olympics.

After #MeToo, what men need to know about working with women

Birth Rates

American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want

Forecasts show many millennial women won’t fulfill their wishes on family size, and the biggest fertility declines are in Western states.


Don't take the president literally, aide says, after women deride 'macho-fascist' Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should be taken seriously, but not literally, his spokesman said on Tuesday, after the controversial leader drew criticism for saying he once ordered soldiers to shoot female Maoist insurgents in the genitals.

Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a "gut-wrenching situation."


Few Americans reporting cryptocurrency trading to IRS for now: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Less than 100 people out of the 250,000 individuals who have already filed federal taxes this year through company Credit Karma reported a cryptocurrency transaction to U.S. tax authorities, the company said on Tuesday.

Libel and Slander

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump Wants British Libel Laws. America Does Not.

Donald Trump sees the Constitution’s First Amendment as too permissive and seeks to import Britain’s weak libel laws.


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.


Lawsuit claims Steven A. Cohen's firm Point72 is hostile to women

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A female executive at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's Point72 Asset Management LP on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the firm of operating as a "boys' club" that subjects women to a openly hostile working environment and pays them less than men.


UPDATE 1-Lawsuit claims Steven A. Cohen's firm Point72 is hostile to women

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A female executive at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's Point72 Asset Management LP on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the firm of operating as a "boys' club" that subjects women to a openly hostile working environment and pays them less than men.

Trump wants $2.2 billion for new FBI headquarters

The White House is proposing to spend more than $2 billion in funding for a new FBI headquarters, infusing cash into a stalled effort to replace the downtown Washington building.

Senate GOP leaders want to end immigration debate by Thursday

Senate Republicans on Monday night declared they would only allow immigration to be on the Senate floor for one week -- pressuring Democrats to show their hand as the Senate inched closer to opening its debate.

Cohen, Steven A

Steven Cohen’s Investment Firm Accused of Hostility to Women

A lawsuit filed by an employee of Mr. Cohen’s company, Point72, alleges that senior employees discriminate against women. The firm denies the allegations.

African-American portrait artist: Can't ignore Obamas' choice of artists like us

The artist who painted former President Barack Obama's official presidential portrait hailed the former first couple's choice of black artists for both paintings, calling it a signal that it was now OK for the work of artists who look like them to hang in the halls of the world's great institutions.

Why Amanpour wants to talk about sex

The idea came to me in the bathroom.

A 25-year study of satellite data shows the oceans have risen nearly 3 inches, and it's getting faster

Sea level rise is happening now, and the rate at which it is rising is increasing every year, according to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Trump wants to slash funding for diplomacy

The Trump administration is proposing sharp cuts to the budget for international diplomacy and aid in its 2019 funding request to Congress -- though questions were raised when the White House and State Department appeared to ask for different amounts of funding with very little explanation.


Son urges Iran to free jailed Iranian-American as health deteriorates

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The son of an 81-year-old Iranian-American jailed in Iran urged the authorities on Monday to allow his father to serve his sentence at home after he was admitted to hospital for a second time in a week.

Sessions invokes 'Anglo American heritage' of sheriff's office

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs' "Anglo-American heritage" during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington.


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...


Oppa Gangneung style! - fashion on show at the Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Biting winds and freezing temperatures can make it hard to strike a balance between looking cool and staying warm at South Korea's Winter Olympics.


Luge: American Mazdzer stunned by Russian rival's offer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Athletes from the United States and Russia are traditionally fierce adversaries but American Chris Mazdzer, who won a surprise luge Olympic silver medal on Sunday, was blown away by a generous offer from a Russian rival.


Alibaba signs deal to offer Disney shows on video platforms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's entertainment arm has signed a licensing agreement with Walt Disney Co in a deal that will provide the Chinese group's Youku video streaming platform with the largest Disney animation collection in China.

Ginsburg hopes for 9 women justices

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg talks about when there will be enough women in the Supreme Court.

RBG: 'The pedestal you put women on is a cage'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says gender-based discrimination confines what women can do.


Women's giant slalom switched to Thursday

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second attempt to get the Alpine skiing underway at the Pyeongchang Olympics failed on Monday when the women's giant slalom was postponed because of high winds, adding to the scheduling woes of race organizers.

Opinion: Trump may be the most anti-women US President ever

Donald Trump wants you to believe he has "great respect" for women, but his words and actions tell a far different story. In fact, Trump may be the most anti-women US president ever.

Pelosi, Nancy

Nancy Pelosi Wants to Take Back the House. But She Faces a More Urgent Test.

At 77, Ms. Pelosi remains a dominant figure in Washington. How she bridges Democrats’ factions on immigration may help determine whether she can lead her party to a majority.


Canadian, U.S. women open with wins

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The only two teams ever to win Olympic gold medals in women's ice hockey opened their 2018 tournaments with wins on Sunday, with Canada grinding down the Russians 5-0 and the U.S. edging past Finland 3-1.

The White House adviser says she has 'no reason not to believe' women who accused ex-aide Rob Porter of domestic abuse

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says she has "no reason not to believe" the women who accused White House aide Rob Porter of domestic abuse.

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.


Freestyle skiing: Young Americans vow to return from mogul disappointment

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - None of the highly-rated members of the American women’s mogul team made it through to Sunday’s Olympic final in Pyeongchang, yet the foursome remain positive of future success.


Breitling CEO ditched racy ads featuring women as unsuitable: paper

ZURICH (Reuters) - The new chief executive of Switzerland's Breitling watch company said he has ended advertisements with some featuring women in shorts and flight suits catering to pilots of World War II-era fighter planes on grounds they were inappropriate.

Video shows plane wreckage

All 71 people aboard a Saratov Airlines plane died when the plane crashed southeast of Moscow on Sunday, Russian state news agency Tass reported.


Ice Hockey: U.S. women edge Finland in Olympic opener

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kendall Coyne scored a powerplay goal as the U.S. women's hockey team came from behind to beat Finland 3-1 in their Olympic tournament opener on Sunday, surviving a scare from a team that has never beaten them in Olympic play.


Freestyle skiing: Kenworthy doesn't want Pence 'distraction'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Gus Kenworthy hopes the growing number of openly gay athletes at the Olympics will one day ensure the topic of sexuality barely merits a mention at the Games but the U.S. skier says there is still a long way to go.


UPDATE 1-IMF's Lagarde says market swings aren't worrying, but wants reforms

DUBAI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Sharp swings in global financial markets in the past few days are not worrying since economic growth is strong but reforms are still needed to avert future crises, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday.

United States Economy

Liberals Wanted Fiscal Stimulus. Conservatives Delivered It.

Left-leaning economists hate the timing and the composition. But the expansionary fiscal policy they sought is on the way.

Senators want answers on Rob Porter

Democrats are demanding answers from the White House chief of staff and counsel about former aide Rob Porter, who resigned Wednesday amid allegations of domestic abuse.

Senator wants to see records on Trump's sale of Palm Beach mansion to Russian

A senator is asking the Treasury Department to turn over records of a lucrative real estate sale Donald Trump made to a Russian billionaire as the Senate Finance Committee looks into Trump's ties to Russians.

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

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

Kelly, John F (1950- )

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Shows Us the Way

Will a new American identity be formed in the backwash to the brackish Trump era?


As West Fears the Rise of Autocrats, Hungary Shows What’s Possible

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has remade the country’s political system and pioneered a model of one-party rule. His actions can be seen as part of a broader decline of democracy.


Swiss overpower unified Korean women's team

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Alina Muller almost single-handedly spoiled Korea's Olympic unity moment on Saturday, scoring four goals to power the Swiss to an 8-0 win over Korea's unified women's ice hockey team.


Long robes not necessary attire for Saudi women: senior cleric

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi women need not wear the abaya - the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of religious faith - a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body said, another indication of the Kingdom's efforts towards modernization.


On-target Dahlmeier takes gold in women's biathlon sprint

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany's Laura Dahlmeier put on a superb skiing performance and shot a perfect 10 from 10 to win Olympic gold in the women's 7.5km biathlon sprint on Saturday, with Norway's Marte Olsbu taking silver and Veronika Vitkova of the Czech Republic the bronze.

Las Vegas shooter had anti-anxiety medicine in system, autopsy shows

An autopsy report on Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock said he had anti-anxiety medication in his system at the time of death, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: One Honorable American’s Love of Trump

Lesson for Democrats: The same old won’t work in 2020.

Washington (DC)

American Spies Gave $100,000 to Russian Who Wanted to Sell Material on Trump

After months of secret negotiations, the Russian tried to include the information as part of a deal that would let the United States buy its stolen cyberweapons.


#MeToo fashion show opens with angel wing models, pig-faced men

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fashion show inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign aimed at exposing sexual misconduct across the United States opened on Friday in New York with models sporting angel wings walking the runway accompanied by men in pig masks.


Colombia wants to build Venezuela financial rescue plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Colombia has contacted international lending agencies about devising a financial rescue plan worth up to $60 billion for neighboring Venezuela if President Nicholas Maduro leaves power, Colombia's finance minister said in an interview on Friday.

This pastor wants white working people to know about 'the trick'

Most pastors say they preach the truth. The Rev. William Barber also delivers sermons on another topic: "the trick."

Human eggs grown in lab offer new fertility insight

Scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom have revealed, in a first-of-its-kind study, that they were able to grow human eggs in a lab. Their achievement could someday lead to new fertility treatments.

Tax Preparers and Preparation

Your Money Adviser: How Taxpayers Who Want Help Can Find a Reputable Preparer

“If you’re just putting in numbers and hoping for the best,” an accountant says, “then maybe you need a preparer.”

The President did not express sympathy for women Rob Porter has been accused of abusing

President Donald Trump on Friday called the departure of his former staff secretary Rob Porter following allegations of domestic abuse "very sad" and said he wishes Porter "well."


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.


Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games begin

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


Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games get underway

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


Bobsleigh: Jamaica's women proud to carry on 'Cool Runnings' legacy

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Thirty years on from the Jamaican men's bobsleigh team's Olympic breakthrough that inspired the cult movie "Cool Runnings", a women's team from the Caribbean nation will blaze a similar trail at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.


Trending: A Livestock Show and Rodeo Worth Seeing, but So Much More

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has plenty to offer all comers — even if the rodeo itself isn’t up your alley.

Sri Lanka

Door Opens for Women to Run for Office. But Will They Be Allowed In?

Sri Lanka has introduced a 25 percent quota for female candidates in local elections, but many have faced abuse, and obstructionism within their own parties.


North Korea stages show of force with new missiles during parade

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea showcased new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) it tested last year and a new type of short range missile during Thursday's large military parade, analysts said on Friday.(For a graphic, click

David Axelrod says Sen. Paul wants to embarrass senators

David Axelrod says Sen. Rand Paul's remarks on the Senate floor were designed to expose the inner workings of politics on Capitol Hill.


RPT-AIRSHOW-Airlines, flight schools try to lure pilots with cheaper - or free - training

* Pilots say burden on cadets to pay own way has hit enrolment


AIRSHOW-Airbus, Boeing maintenance push forces incumbents to rethink strategies

* MRO industry worth $77 billion and growing - consulting firm


AIRSHOW-Airlines, flight schools try to lure pilots with cheaper - or free - training

* Pilots say burden on cadets to pay own way has hit enrolment


U.S. voices concern over 11 Uighur China wants Malaysia to deport

WASHINGTON/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The United States on Friday expressed concerns over Malaysia's possible deportation of 11 Uighur Muslims to China, following a Reuters report that Beijing wanted the Southeast Asian country to hand over the Uighur who escaped from Thailand.

Domestic Violence

Editorial: What if Donald Trump Really Cared About Women’s Safety?

After finally ousting an aide accused of spousal abuse, the White House said it took violence seriously. Here’s what it can do.


RPT-AIRSHOW-U.S., Israeli drone makers keep wary eye on rising Chinese

* Cheaper Chinese military drones on display at Singapore Airshow

Clash with witness shows drive to discredit dossier

Last month, an attorney expressed his outrage with leaders of the House Intelligence Committee: He demanded to know why a committee official shared his client's secret testimony with another lawyer, a blatant violation of the panel's rules.

Opinion: We don't want authoritarian spectacles

Trump's need for events to revolve primarily around him and include displays of admiring attention puts him in the category of leaders who create cults of personality around themselves, writes Ruth-Ben Ghiat.

A gunman killed his brother. Now Farris Barakat is on an American journey.

On the house that Farris Barakat built, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. wrap around the porch overhang, as though they were protection from the outside world: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."


North American soccer World Cup would create $5 billion in economic activity: study

(Reuters) - A tri-nation North American bid to host the 2026 soccer World Cup could create over $5 billion in economic activity for the area if it wins the right to stage the tournament, according to a study published on Thursday.

American athletes to watch

See photos of some of Team USA's prominent athletes.


AIRSHOW-Maritime patrol aircraft seen as key in Asia, but buyers elusive

SINGAPORE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - When Boeing's P-8A Poseidon first arrived at the Singapore Airshow two years ago, it caused a stir. Defence buyers around the region were intrigued by the new aircraft, which was touted as reliable, capable and absolutely necessary in a region abundant with naval tension, both above and below the water.


Exclusive: Uighur Thai jail escapees detained in Malaysia and China wants them back - sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Eleven ethnic Uighur Muslims from China, missing since their dramatic escape from a Thai jail last year, have been detained in Malaysia and Beijing wants them back, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Olympic Games (2018)

Two Koreas, Split by War, Use Olympics to Make Rare Shows of Unity

Despite clashes, North and South Korea have learned to use the Olympics to find something that still eludes them in the real world: a moment of solidarity.


Pence says U.S. wants peaceful solution to North Korea crisis, but warns not to underestimate U.S.

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the United States wants to peacefully dismantle North Korea's nuclear program but warned Pyongyang not to underestimate U.S. military strength or resolve.


Snowboard: You ain't seen nothing yet says American White

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Shaun White may have delivered a perfect halfpipe performance to qualify for the Pyeongchang Olympics but the two-time Olympic gold medalist said on Thursday the best was yet to come.


AIRSHOW-AirAsia likely to reconfirm order for Airbus A330neo jets -source

SINGAPORE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - AirAsia is expected to reconfirm an order for Airbus A330neo passenger jets, a person familiar with the discussions said on Thursday.

Omarosa: 'Big Brother' co-stars want to 'stab her in the back' like at White House

During the season premiere of "Celebrity Big Brother" Wednesday night, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman did not hide her true feelings when it came to her recent stint in Washington.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Editorial: Trump Wants a Big Parade. It Would Be a Big Mistake.

The president wants to one-up France’s Bastille Day parade with a military procession that would cost millions and send the wrong message to America.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Wants a Military Parade. But Not Everyone Is in Step.

President Trump wants American military might on full display. But with the Pentagon plagued with readiness and budget woes, a parade won’t come cheap or easily.

How to protect Americans from government spying

Democrats and Republicans are recharging their hyperbole to open fire again over the Nunes memo. But there is a second part of this story we should not ignore. America's secret surveillance of its own citizens has been abused and the Nunes memo gives us a chance to ask ourselves: "What power should any administration -- whether it's Democrat or Republican -- have to spy on Americans? Shouldn't judges protect us from this abuse?"

Oklahoma man found guilty in killing of his Arab-American neighbor

An Oklahoma jury is considering whether a man charged with killing his neighbor in an alleged hate crime should spend the rest of his life in prison.


African-Americans disproportionately endangered by HIV/AIDS

(Reuters Health) - African-Americans are far more likely than other Americans to be infected with HIV but far less likely to get life-saving treatments that stop the virus’ spread, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds.


‘Cheddar Man,’ Britain’s Oldest Skeleton, Had Dark Skin, DNA Shows

New research adds to a growing body of evidence showing how the British Isles received waves of immigrants over tens of thousands of years.

The shows that had us crying before 'This Is Us'

Each week the Pearson family on NBC's hit show, "This Is Us" tugs at our heartstrings. Tackling real life issues like addiction and the loss of loved ones, the show's emotional themes hit home for millions of Americans. The last two episodes, featuring the death of patriarch Jack Pearson [Milo Ventimiglia] and painful aftermath for his family, were the just the latest to drive viewers to the tissue box.

Analysis: Of course Trump wants a parade

In retrospect, we should have all seen it coming.


AIRSHOW-NATO buyers near agreement to renegotiate A400M schedule -sources

SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - European NATO buyers of the Airbus A400M military transporter are finalising an agreement to negotiate a new delivery schedule and contract terms for the troubled aircraft programme, sources familiar with the discussions said.


AIRSHOW-Govt policy constrains Embraer, Bombardier jet offerings in China

SINGAPORE/MONTREAL Feb 7 (Reuters) - Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc are targeting the Chinese market with a limited offering of smaller aircraft because regional airlines there are allowed to only operate jets with 100 seats or less, according to company executives.


AIRSHOW-Embraer "harmed party" in Boeing-Bombardier trade dispute - Brazilian jetmaker exec

SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Embraer SA was the "harmed party" in the trade fight between Boeing Co and Bombardier Inc, the Brazilian jetmaker's commercial aviation boss said on Wednesday.


Jasper Johns Still Doesn’t Want to Explain His Art

Mr. Johns, who is now 87 and widely regarded as America’s foremost living artist, has a new retrospective at the Broad called “Something Resembling Truth.”

Americans aren't going to Olympics. Here's why

'Every day I've done what I want to do'

David Hockney's home studio is set deep in the Hollywood Hills. We drive there from Sunset Boulevard, past sweeping views of the canyon below, 1920s Art Deco homes and modernist glass boxes perched at intervals on the hillside.


Americans aim to end cross-country drought

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - It has been over 40 years since they won a cross-country skiing medal at the Winter Olympics, but the current crop of skiers from the United States of America are sure that drought will end in Pyeongchang.

One problem only Trump can fix -- if he wants to


AIRSHOW-Embraer says still in talks with Boeing, Brazil govt on tie-up structure

SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Embraer SA, Brazilian government authorities and Boeing Co. are still in talks for a potential combination of the Brazilian planemaker and Boeing, a senior official from Embraer said on Wednesday.


AIRSHOW-Boeing says key issues remain in Embraer tie-up talks

SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Boeing said on Wednesday key issues remain in talks to forge a partnership with Brazil's Embraer and stressed the price must make sense for all concerned.

See the kind of parade Trump wants

President Donald Trump was French President Macron's guest of honor at the Bastille Day celebrations. The leaders enjoyed pageantry, music and an extended handshake.