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South Korea’s Next Generation of Speed

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“Are you next?” reads a placard in a glass display case in Seoul’s Gwacheon ice rink, where the next generation of Korean speedskaters take the ice each day — all dreaming of bringing home a medal in the country’s most popular winter sport. [Source]

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China to offer commercial recoverable satellites in next two years: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China plans to begin offering recoverable satellites to commercial users between 2019 and 2020, the official state news agency Xinhua reported.

Basketball (College)

After Historic Victory, U.M.B.C. Students Look Forward to the Next … Lab

It wasn’t exactly mass hysteria Saturday on the campus that wins chess championships the way Duke collects basketball ones. The model U.N. team is tough, too.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Case for a Carbon Tax on Beef

It would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, deforestation, species loss and human mortality. So what’s the holdup?


BRIEF-‍Hydro One, Avista Reach Settlement In Principle In Washington Merger Case​



Next to exit Trump White House? Odds favor McMaster, online bookie says

(Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is most likely the next official to leave the Trump administration, following a string of firings and resignations, according to an online betting website said which put the odds against him staying at 3/2.


U.S. regulator to meet next month with disgruntled railroad customers

SEATTLE, March 16 (Reuters) - The top U.S. railways regulator plans to hold a series of meetings with disgruntled shippers and other customers starting next month, after fresh complaints over service delays and higher costs from automotive and grain lobby groups.


World's priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - The world's most expensive chocolate went on display at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday.


Britain, EU may reach 'provisional' Brexit transition deal next week: source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union could agree a "provisional" deal next week on a post-Brexit transition period, a senior Brussels diplomat said on Friday, stressing that this will only happen if London and the bloc resolve all divorce matters first.

California Today

California Today: California Today: A Case Against Cuts to Public Pensions

Friday: Joan Baez on retirement, a former reporter now homeless and the death of a retail mecca


Ruthless Federer sends Chung packing, faces Coric next

(Reuters) - South Korean Chung Hyeon managed to hang around against Roger Federer a little longer this time around, but only just, as the Swiss maestro advanced to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open 7-5 6-1 on Thursday.

47 more cases of salmonella linked to dietary supplement

Forty-seven more individuals have become ill with salmonella linked to products containing the Southeast Asian plant kratom, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Classical Music

Review: Met Opera’s Next Maestro Energizes His Philadelphians

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, James Levine’s successor at the Met, led the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in Rachmaninoff and Michel van der Aa.

Folk Music

Joan Baez on Her Next Chapter: ‘I Don’t Make History, I Am History’

After finding ways to embrace changes in her vocal range, the 77-year-old folk singer has released an album that she is calling her final recording.

Daniels' lawyer says other women are considering legal cases against Trump

The lawyer representing Stormy Daniels says that, on the heels of her lawsuit against Donald Trump, several other women are now exploring the possibility of legal action against the President.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributors: Beware of Devin Nunes’s Next Move

The House Intelligence Committee is done investigating. Now come the attacks against Robert Mueller.

Goldman Sachs' next CEO is a part-time electronic dance DJ


Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

A generation shaped by gun violence plans to make itself heard today

Jackson Mittleman opened a news alert on his phone on Valentine's Day, and saw a tragically familiar image: Students with their hands raised, fleeing a shooting.

Legislatures and Parliaments

Op-Ed Contributor: So You’ve Got Populists in Your Parliament. What Next?

Germany is in the middle of a forced lesson in how to deal with an empowered far-right party.


RPT-COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.


YouTube to display Wikipedia blurbs alongside conspiracy videos

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube will begin displaying text from Wikipedia articles and other websites alongside some videos in a couple of weeks as the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google attempts to combat hoaxes and conspiracy theories on the service, its chief executive said on Tuesday.


Next 'Fantastic Beasts' movie thrills fans with return to Hogwarts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The second of the "Fantastic Beasts" movie spinoffs from author J.K. Rowling includes scenes set in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, directly connecting the story to the best-selling "Harry Potter" books and films, a first movie trailer on Tuesday showed.


Zara to lure millennials with augmented-reality displays

A CORUNA, Spain (Reuters) - Zara, the fashion chain owned by the world's biggest clothing retailer Inditex , will introduce augmented reality displays from April, it said on Tuesday, in an effort to lure millennials into its stores.

Analysis: Tillerson is out. So, who gets fired next?

Rex Tillerson, after more than a year of semi-public feuding with President Donald Trump, has been fired.

Opinion: Breaking glass ceiling doesn't give her a pass

Donald Trump's elevation of Gina Haspel to director of the CIA is historic: She will be the first woman to lead the agency. While the announcement comes amid the chaos of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's firing and the move of present CIA Director Mike Pompeo to run the State Department, it's important to note that in a nation focused on women's equality, payments to porn stars and a Trump administration that is far behind its predecessors in the promotion of women to top posts, Haspel has broken a glass ceiling.


Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa.


Ireland refers extradition case to ECJ over Polish law changes

DUBLIN (Reuters) - An Irish High Court judge has referred a Polish extradition case to Europe's top court over concerns that recent judicial reforms have been "so immense" that the rule of law in Poland has been systematically damaged.


COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.

A sixth grader makes a will 'just in case' of a school shooting

As Javon Davies reads out a list of his most prized possessions, it's hard not to smile: His Playstation, his video games, his TV, his cat. It's typical sixth grade stuff through and through.


Mexico says arrests drug gang suspect in case of 43 murdered students

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Monday it had arrested a suspected drug gang member regarded as key figure in the kidnapping and massacre of 43 student teachers 3 1/2 years ago.


By Design: The Women Responsible for the Look of Your Next All-Day Cafe

Spirulina smoothies, quinoa bowls, chicory salads: They’re all dining clichés. But so is the décor around them: brass sconces, midcentury chairs, tile mosaics.


Goldman Sachs' Schwartz retires, paves way for Solomon as next CEO

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc unexpectedly announced on Monday that Harvey Schwartz will retire from the bank, leaving David Solomon as sole president and chief operating officer and the most obvious successor to Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein.

Goldman Sachs signals who its next CEO will be

Libertarianism (US Politics)

The Stone: You Can’t Put Frederick Douglass in Chains

Every political camp wants him to claim him as its own. But he was no ideologue.


Casey wins Valspar as Woods finishes one stroke behind

(Reuters) - Englishman Paul Casey surged to victory at the Valspar Championship in Florida on Sunday as Tiger Woods came tantalisingly close to ending his five-year drought.


Japan government says documents in suspected cronyism case were doctored: LDP official

TOKYO (Reuters) - A senior member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said government representatives told him on Monday that documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal had been doctored.


Colorado investigator relents after being jailed for refusing to testify in death-row case

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado criminal defense investigator, jailed for refusing to testify in a death row inmate's appeal because of her religious beliefs, has agreed to comply with a prosecution subpoena that could set her free, her attorney said on Sunday.


Casey savours extra special victory, beating Tiger at Valspar

(Reuters) - Paul Casey was always going to savour his second win on the PGA Tour, but beating Tiger Woods made Sunday's victory at the Valspar Championship even more special.

Arrest made in cold case murder of 15-year-old

A North Carolina man was arrested Friday in the October 1986 slaying of 15-year-old Tracy Gilpin in a case with personal connections to the leader of the Massachusetts State Police.


Woods two behind leader Casey during Valspar final round

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods trailed surprise leader Paul Casey by two strokes as the cream rose to the top during the final round at the Valspar Championship in Florida on Sunday.

Elon Musk reveals next step in Mars mission


Saudi sets up departments to investigate, prosecute corruption cases: royal decree

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman has ordered the establishment of specialized departments in the public prosecutor's office to investigate and prosecute corruption cases, the government's information office said in a statement on Sunday.

Telephones and Telecommunications

AT&T Backs Off Political Argument in Antitrust Case

AT&T has said the government blocked the company’s deal with Time Warner because of presidential politics. But that argument was absent in a filing on Friday.

Talk about a hot seat: Sitting next to Trump can be awkward

Trump is helping a lost generation of workers


Pennsylvania Republicans make case for scrapping new Congress map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A panel of three federal judges heard arguments on Friday in the latest attempt by Pennsylvania Republicans to block a court-imposed map of voting districts that could boost Democrats' chances of winning control of the U.S. Congress this year.

Law firm handling Stormy Daniels case for Cohen also did legal work with Trump campaign

The lawyer handling the Stormy Daniels scandal for President Donald Trump's corporate and personal representative, Michael Cohen, comes from the same small New York law firm that earned thousands of dollars from the Trump campaign at the end of last year.

Amazon HQ2 search process enters next stage

Toys 'R' Us could go out of business next week

Frazier, Kenneth C

Corner Office: Merck C.E.O. Ken Frazier on Death Row Cases and the Corporate Soul

Corner Office, a regular interview with leading C.E.O.s, returns. In the first installment, Ken Frazier talks about race, justice and his break with President Trump.


Review: In ‘Good for Otto,’ a Case of Psychiatrist, Shrink Thyself

David Rabe’s dramedy is set in the emotional war zone of a mental health center, where the patients are colorful and the therapists are troubled.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Trump’s Tariffs and ‘America First’ Economics

The U.S. needs an alternative to a free-trade system that has hollowed out the factory towns that once made America great.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Judge Floats Idea to Settle @realDonaldTrump Twitter Blocking Case

Seven Twitter users filed suit after they were blocked by President Trump’s account. At a hearing on Thursday, the main topic was the nature of Twitter.


Proxy firm ISS joins Glass Lewis to oppose Tesla's stock award to Musk

(Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services said on Thursday Tesla Inc shareholders should vote against a proposal for a $2.6 billion performance-based stock option grant for Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk.


Blatter says he wants FIFA to reconsider his case

ZURICH (Reuters) - Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter intends to ask the ethics committee of the global soccer body to reconsider his case and lift his six-year ban from the sport.


Op-Ed Contributors: The Next Standing Rock? A Pipeline Battle Looms in Oregon

The Klamath have joined with other Native American tribes to oppose a gas pipeline they say would threaten the Klamath River.


Trump won Stormy Daniels legal case in arbitration: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has already won a legal case against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in arbitration, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued seeking to invalidate a "hush agreement" she signed with Trump's lawyer.

Russian and his daughter are critically ill in a case that British police are treating as attempted murder


Third rape case filed against Muslim scholar Ramadan

PARIS (Reuters) - A 45-year-old woman filed a new rape case in France on Wednesday against Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, the third against the Islamic studies professor, judicial sources said on Wednesday.

Fashion and Apparel

Up Next: A Muslim Fashion Blogger With a Fierce Message

Hoda Katebi is the founder of Joojoo Azad, a politically charged fashion blog that challenges stereotypes of hijab-wearing Muslim women.


BRIEF-Caseys General Stores Reports Qtrly Earnings Per Share $5.08


The next 'Bachelorette' is ...

Warning: This article contains spoilers about "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette."


Cosby's lawyers try to block 19 accusers from next assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's defense team urged a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to bar 19 women accusing him of sexual assault from testifying at his upcoming retrial on charges he abused a former friend.


Money gushes into China's ChiNext as Beijing woos tech giants

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's efforts to attract overseas-listed tech giants have revived long-dormant investor interest in technology shares, chipping away at the allure of blue-chips along the way.


GRAPHIC-Money gushes into China's ChiNext as Beijing woos tech giants

SHANGHAI, March 6 (Reuters) - China's efforts to attract overseas-listed tech giants have revived long-dormant investor interest in technology shares, chipping away at the allure of blue-chips along the way.


Urgent rates decision likely to face next head of China's central bank

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank will probably have to respond to an expected U.S. interest rate rise at a particularly sensitive time later this month.

Education (K-12)

Next to Lead New York’s Schools: An Educator With a Song on His Lips

Richard A. Carranza grew up in Arizona and worked his way through college as a musician. He described himself as “a mariachi masquerading as a superintendent.”


Proxy firm Glass Lewis opposes Tesla's massive stock award to Musk

(Reuters) - Influential proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis said Tesla Inc shareholders should vote against a proposal to grant Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk performance-based stock options worth about $2.62 billion.


Tennis: LTA president steps aside pending investigation of 2004 assault case

LONDON (Reuters) - Martin Corrie, the president of Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), has stepped aside pending an investigation into the handling of a 2004 sexual assault allegation against a coach.


BRIEF-Retrophin Announces Appointment Of Casey Logan As Vice President Of Corporate Development



3M names operating chief Michael Roman as next CEO

March 5 (Reuters) - 3M Co on Monday named Chief Operating Officer Michael Roman as its next chief executive, replacing Inge Thulin.


IEA sees U.S. oil output surge stealing OPEC share in next five years

HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil output is set to surge over the next five years, stealing market share from OPEC producers and moving the United States, once the world's top oil importer, closer to self sufficiency, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.

Sex Crimes

A Famed Doctor, a Troubled Prosecutor and a Case That Went Untried

Before Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar was imprisoned for abusing gymnasts, a local prosecutor’s office opted not to pursue charges. The prosecutor had his own troubles.


IEA sees jump in U.S. oil output in next five years

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil output is set to surge over the next five years as drillers recover rapidly from a three-year slump, the International Energy Agency said on Monday, sharply upgrading its previous growth forecasts.


Invesco shares could rise 20 pct in next year -Barron's

NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - Shares of asset manager Invesco Ltd look cheap and could return at least 20 percent over the next year, according to Barron's.


Markets clear German hurdle, Italy up next

LONDON (Reuters) - The revival of Germany's grand coalition should aid stability and keep the euro zone's plans for tighter fiscal union on track, investors and analysts said as months of political uncertainty ended on Sunday.


Indian police say gold bribes given in $2 billion bank fraud case

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An official of India's Punjab National Bank received gold and diamond jewelry from a billionaire jeweler accused of being involved in a $2 billion bank fraud, the federal police told a court on Saturday.


Benjamin Netanyahu Is Questioned in 3rd Corruption Case in Israel

The prime minister and his wife were interviewed by the police about graft allegations involving a telecommunications tycoon. Mr. Netanyahu has denied all wrongdoing.


Israeli police question Netanyahu in corruption case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country's largest telecommunications company, Israel Radio said.

Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues

Op-Ed Contributor: The Supreme Court Case That Could Give Tech Giants More Power

The last thing we need at this time is for Amazon, Facebook and Google to avoid antitrust scrutiny.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Steven Pinker Continues to See the Glass Half Full

In “Enlightenment Now,” the Harvard professor offers much evidence that the world, our feelings notwithstanding, is definitely getting better.


Israeli police question Netanyahu in telecoms corruption case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country's largest telecommunications company Bezeq, Israel Radio said.


U.S. hopes for U.N. vote on new Syria toxic gas inquiry next week

(Reuters) - The United States wants the United Nations Security Council to create a new inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Thursday she hopes to put it to a vote as early as next week.


Senate to take up bank deregulation bill next week: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will consider a bank deregulation bill next week, according to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Reeling from Trump gun meeting, Republicans mull next steps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican senators in the U.S. Congress signaled on Thursday that they were hesitant to embrace a call from President Donald Trump for sweeping changes to gun laws, including measures more typically backed by Democrats.

A White House meltdown is on full display

The tumult of the past week has fueled a deep and seething anger within President Donald Trump -- not an uncommon emotion for the insolent commander in chief -- but one that allies and aides say has escalated as he faces a new gauntlet of problems, including the encroaching Russia investigation.

US to impose steel and aluminum tariffs next week

President Donald Trump is eager to announce protectionist measures on Thursday to buffer the US steel and aluminum industries from foreign imports. But the policy he wants to roll out isn't ready yet, two White House officials said.


Trump says U.S. to impose steel, aluminum tariffs next week

WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on imported aluminum next week.

Ortega, Yoselyn

Jurors in Nanny Trial Prepare to Hear Emotional Case

The trial of Yoselyn Ortega, accused of killing two children in her care, is to begin on Thursday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Trump to lawmakers: 'Take the gun first, go through due process second' in some cases

President Donald Trump, during a bipartisan meeting Wednesday with lawmakers to discuss school safety and gun measures, said it might be better in some cases to allow law enforcement to confiscate weapons from potentially disturbed individuals before allowing due process.

United States Olympic Committee

Scott Blackmun Steps Down as Head of U.S.O.C. Under Pressure From Larry Nassar Case

A congressional inquiry into the Olympic organization’s handling of allegations of sex abuse had intensified scrutiny of Blackmun, the chief executive.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: Ruth Simmons on Cultivating the Next Generation of College Students

A Q. & A. with the former president of Brown University and Smith College as she takes charge of a historically black university.

Statue's fate will be decided next week


Supreme Court wrestles with Minnesota voter apparel case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled over the legality of a Minnesota law barring people from wearing overtly political apparel at polling places, with some justices indicating it infringes on free speech rights and others worrying about voter intimidation.


'Forgetful' Myanmar witness in Reuters reporters' case writes key detail on his hand

YANGON (Reuters) - A witness in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar told a courtroom on Wednesday that he wrote notes on his hand about where the pair were arrested to jog his memory while giving testimony. The location of the arrests has emerged as a key point of contention in the proceedings to decide whether Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, will be charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.


Short shorts lead the way at Saint Laurent's Eiffel Tower display

PARIS (Reuters) - As temperatures plummeted in Paris, models took to a covered walkway under a lit-up Eiffel tower to show off some very short hemlines from Saint Laurent's collection for next autumn...

Would you sleep in a glass pod hanging off a cliff?

Would you sleep in a transparent capsule hanging off the side of a Peruvian mountain?

Analysis: Generation Z poised to shake up American society

Don't look now, but here comes the post-millennial generation.

Student: My generation is saying, 'Will I survive another day?'"

Florida lawmakers are mulling a series of proposals in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that triggered an outcry for accountability and reform.


North Korea to send athletes to next month's Paralympics in South Korea: report

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea plans to send athletes to compete in next month's Paralympic Games in South Korea, following its high profile participation in the Olympic games that wrapped up on Sunday, Yonhap news agency said.

Colleges and Universities

Op-Ed Columnist: A Generation Emerging From the Wreckage

On college campuses, students express diminished expectations and little faith in big institutions, yet they aren’t hopeless.


Brazil prosecutor asks top court to prevent police chief interfering in Temer case

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor on Monday requested the Supreme Court issue an order to prevent the head of the federal police from interfering in a criminal investigation that could result in new corruption charges against President Michel Temer.


California appeals court revives U.S. FTC's case against AT&T

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A full panel of a California appeals court ruled on Monday that the Federal Trade Commission may push forward with a lawsuit alleging that AT&T Inc was deceptive in slowing internet speeds to customers with unlimited plans.

This Supreme Court case could impact workers' wages

Gorsuch stays silent in union case

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared sharply divided in a case pitting organized labor against conservative groups in a case that could deal a potentially crippling blow to public sector unions -- and hurt their Democratic Party allies.

United States Politics and Government

Justices Turn Down Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case

In an unusual move, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to hear the case before an appeals court had ruled.

Relevance (Play)

Review: In ‘Relevance,’ a Titan of Feminism Confronts a New Generation

JC Lee’s undercooked play casts the formidable Jayne Houdyshell as an eminent professor swimming in the shark pool of academia.

Organized Labor

Behind a Key Anti-Labor Case, a Web of Conservative Donors

A coordinated push by some of the right’s biggest contributors has paved the way for a Supreme Court decision that could cripple public-sector unions.

What is Adam Schiff's next political move?

Adam Schiff's profile is on the rise in Democratic politics -- but nobody seems to know what the California congressman will do next.


Geely seeks meetings with Daimler, Berlin next week -sources

FRANKFURT/BEIJING, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Officials from Chinese carmaker Geely plan to meet Daimler executives early next week after announcing the acquisition of an almost 10 percent stake in the Mercedes maker, two sources familiar with the situation said.


UPDATE 3-U.S. to discuss trade disputes with China economic official next week

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. officials will discuss trade disputes next week with a top Chinese economic official when he visits Washington, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as President Donald Trump considers new tariffs on steel imports.


With rates low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers are fretting that they could face the next U.S. recession with an arsenal of policies little different from that used in the last downturn but robbed of much of their punch because interest rates are still low.


UPDATE 2-U.S. to discuss trade disputes with China economic official next week

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. officials will discuss trade disputes next week with a top Chinese economic official when he visits Washington, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as President Donald Trump considers new tariffs on steel imports.

United States Economy

As Economy Grows, Federal Reserve Frets Next Downturn

The Fed’s biannual policy report to Congress made little mention of the stock market’s fluctuations, but it affirmed plans to raise interest rates.


New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case.

Short-Track Speedskating

South Korea’s Next Generation of Speed

“Are you next?” reads a placard in a glass display case in Seoul’s Gwacheon ice rink, where the next generation of Korean speedskaters take the ice each day — all dreaming of bringing home a medal in the country’s most popular winter sport.


With rates still low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers fretted on Friday that they could face the next U.S. recession with virtually the same arsenal of policies used in the last downturn and, with interest rates still relatively low, those will not pack the same punch.

GOP congressional candidate swept up in sexting case

A week before the primary in the Arizona House special election, a leading Republican candidate's campaign is being roiled by an alleged cyber-affair with a former state Senate staffer.

Who could be next in the Mueller investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election has led to charges against 22 people and entities. Who could be next?

Florida lawmakers push a bill requiring 'In God We Trust' to be displayed at schools

A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill that requires public schools to display the motto "In God We Trust," saying that while gun violence is a problem, "issues of the heart" need addressing as well.


On ‘Good Girls,’ They’re the Criminal Moms Next Door

In this new show on NBC, three suburban mothers take an unusual approach to self-empowerment: They rob a grocery store. That’s just the first episode.


Global Health: Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 children, leading some governments to crack down on vaccine compliance.


Credit Suisse to fight on after setback in Lake Las Vegas resort case

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse said on Friday it would fight on after a Texas appeals court upheld a $351 million award against the Swiss bank over its role in a Las Vegas resort project whose finances collapsed a decade ago.

Staff can return to site of massacre today; students next week

For these 3,000 teens, there's no such thing as going back to normal.


Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor's influence in the workplace and at the ballot box.

Books and Literature

Big City: Nanny Case Is a Parent’s Nightmare, Too Horrifying to See Up Close

A best-selling French novel based on the story of a nanny accused of killing two children offers a picture of motherhood that may be too close to home.


Rocky path awaits Kuroda in his next BOJ term

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda may have little to cheer about despite landing another five-year term for one of the most influential jobs in the country, if not the world.

Short-Track Speedskating

The One Sport That Made Replay as Exhilarating as the Sport Itself

By luck or design, short-track speedskating has created double doses of suspense with its use of replay review. There’s the finish, then the review.

Voter Registration and Requirements

Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Allowing Felons to Vote

Every American should be able to cast a ballot.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Contributor: Frederick Douglass’s Fight Against Scientific Racism

He understood that the ends to which science could be used were forever bound up with the moral choices of its practitioners.

Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol next week

The Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor in the US Capitol rotunda beginning next week, House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement on Thursday.

Comedy and Humor

On Comedy: The Art and Anxiety of Booking a Hit Comedy Showcase

Marianne Ways is a tastemaker in the Brooklyn comedy scene, but putting together a show also requires connections and a lot of persistence.


U.S. judge in Russia probe orders sealed hearing in Gates case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered a closed hearing for Friday in the Russia probe case of Rick Gates, a former campaign aide for President Donald Trump, according to a court filing on Thursday.


German court delays ruling on diesel ban to next week

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - A German court has delayed a ruling on whether major cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars, which could hit the resale value of up to 15 million vehicles in Europe's largest car market and force automakers to pay for costly modifications.


Dutch prosecutors say won't open criminal case against big tobacco firms

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors on Thursday rejected a call by civil groups, hospitals and the city of Amsterdam to open a criminal case against major tobacco companies, saying the firms had adequately warned smokers of the health risks.


Hearing in Russia curler case canceled, says CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday that the hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky had been canceled and that a decision would be made on the basis of written submissions.

Sheriff: My generation didn't get it done

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told the Stoneman Douglas students gathered for CNN's town hall that while his generation could not 'get it done' on the issue of gun reform in America, their generation can.


A Murder, a Conviction, and a Never-Ending Case

Fifteen years after a college student was found shot five times in a quiet Brooklyn neighborhood, the circumstances of his death remain muddled. And a man convicted in the killing remains in limbo.


Exclusive: India's PNB adopts strict SWIFT controls after mega fraud case

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's state-run Punjab National Bank has stepped up its controls on the use of global payments network SWIFT following an alleged $1.77 billion fraud, according to memos issued this month and seen by Reuters.


Gucci's Michele explores identities in rich, bold display

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian fashion house Gucci dazzled fans with a presentation featuring baby dragons, snakes and models carrying replica heads in their arms in a Milan catwalk show on Wednesday that...

New sealed filing in Manafort and Gates case

Paul Manafort and Rick Gates' case has added a new criminal charge or charges as of Wednesday, though whether the action is additional grand-jury approved indictments or indicates a coming a plea agreement remains a mystery.


New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign aide Rick Gates, a court record indicated on Wednesday.


TV trauma cases don’t look much like real life

(Reuters Health) - Fans of the television show “Grey’s Anatomy” may be getting the wrong idea about what happens in trauma cases - and that could create unrealistic expectations in the real world, a U.S. study suggests.

For this generation, walkouts are only the beginning


New U.S. criminal charges filed under seal in Manafort case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

Corruption (Institutional)

Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply

The aide, Shlomo Filber, could support the most damning charge of favors to an Israeli communications giant in exchange for fawning news coverage.


Trilobites: A Case for Wild Flamingos Calling Florida Their Home

A new study could help make the case for treating flamingos as Florida natives, which could entitle them to certain protections in the state.


Kremlin says hopes investigation into doping case will clear athlete

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it hopes an investigation into the case of a Russian curler who tested positive for doping at the ongoing Winter Olympics would clear the athlete's name.


Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case: media

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state's witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader's political survival, local media said.

'Access+Ability' showcases surprising designs

Eye-catching objects designed for, and by, people with physical and other disabilities are the focus of the current "Access+Ability" exhibition in New York.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: From Justin Bieber to Martin Buber, Zadie Smith’s Essays Showcase Her Exuberance and Range

The novelist’s latest collection is “Feel Free.”

United States Economy

The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next?

New research from McKinsey suggests that for the economy to become more productive, demand matters.


Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state's witness in corruption case: media

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state about alleged corrupt dealings between the government and the country's biggest telecoms group, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.


'Making of a Murderer' case may go to Supreme Court: report

(Reuters) - A Wisconsin man convicted of murder in the case that was chronicled in the Netflix documentary, "Making of a Murderer," on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out his 2005 confession that his attorneys claim was coerced by investigators, the Washington Post reported.


Hearing yet to be set in Russian medalist doping case: CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, was yet to be scheduled, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

3M to pay $850M to end 2010 pollution case

Figure Skating

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir: Armed With 21 Suitcases and Olympic Insight

Twenty years after Tara Lipinski's gold medal, Ms. Lipinski and her analyst partner, Johnny Weir, look back at their figure skating careers and how they continued to find success off the ice.

Supreme Court won't take up CA gun cases

The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take up two gun-related cases out of California, maintaining its reluctance to dive back into the debate concerning the scope of the 2nd Amendment.


New corruption cases entangle Netanyahu aides

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister.

Short-Track Speedskating

Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

They spend hours torqued to the left as they speed around a tight oval. As a result, their bodies are asymmetrical, with much of their right sides bulkier.


Freestyle skiing: Hungary may rethink after Swaney halfpipe display

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Hungarian Olympic Committee will consider changing its selection procedures after skier Elizabeth Swaney’s halfpipe performance went viral, with many fans wondering why an athlete of such limited ability was competing at the Games.

Search Engines

Feature: The Case Against Google

Critics say the search giant is squelching competition before it begins. Should the government step in?


UK Supreme Court hears key case on gig economy worker

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court was hearing on Tuesday whether a plumber hired on a self-employed basis should have received workers' rights, in a case which could affect the business models of major firms operating in the gig economy.

Artificial Intelligence

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

At Google, Facebook and other tech companies, executives are making statements about priorities with their seating charts.


Collect some uranium glass for that peaceful glow

ZURICH (Reuters) - Uranium glass occupies a little-known niche in the collectables world, whose members appreciate its soft color and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass...


Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight people dead

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained.


Russian Doping Case Rocks Olympic Curling

A Russian may lose his bronze medal after failing a doping test in a sport not accustomed to such high-profile cases, but one that is physically demanding.

Rick Gates will plead guilty to fraud-related charges in the next few days, the LA Times reports

Former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to testify against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and will plead guilty to fraud related charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.


Op-Ed Contributors: A Placeholder Prime Minister Departs. What Comes Next?

In Ethiopia, continued authoritarianism in the face of fierce and determined protests will be futile.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Out of Prison, Fiancée in Kayak Case Says, ‘I’m Not Heartless’

Nearly three years after her arrest in the drowning death of her fiancé, Angelika Graswald speaks publicly about the case that drew widespread attention.

Public Broadcasting

What Makes Public Radio ‘Very Personal’ Magnifies Its #MeToo Cases

Public broadcasting, which fosters an intimate relationship with its listeners and counts on their donations, is scrambling after the ouster of prominent figures over allegations of misbehavior.


Billion dollar diamond fraud case puts India's state banks in focus

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter


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.


Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.

Real Estate (Commercial)

The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.

The brash, ambitious founders of WeWork, a global network of shared office spaces, want nothing less than to transform the way we work, live and play.

Weinstein Co

Weinstein Company Fires David Glasser, Its President

The move to get rid of the man the Weinsteins called their “third brother” comes at an urgent moment for the troubled company.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

A ‘Mass Shooting Generation’ Cries Out for Change

When a gunman killed 17 students this week at Stoneman Douglas High in Florida, the first response of many classmates was not to grieve in silence, but to speak out.


Woods commits to play next week in Honda Classic

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has committed to play in next week's Honda Classic, marking the first time in three years he has entered in tournaments on successive weeks, the PGA Tour event said on Friday.

Trump and the GOP are making their brand toxic for a generation

What's good for Donald Trump might not be good for the GOP, and the evidence of the growing risks become clearer by the day. As the nation watched the President respond to the horrific shooting in Florida, with the commander in chief doing almost everything possible to direct the conversation away from gun control and toward mental health, it was reminded of just how far to the right stands the Republican Party of Trump.


Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.


UPDATE 1-Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 mln

BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.

'Black Panther' is the next 'Wonder Woman'

"The Black Panther" looks destined to become an enormous hit, which, given Hollywood's fondness for sequels and spinoffs, means there will surely be a litter of kittens. Yet as with the superhero world's other new royalty, "Wonder Woman," the euphoria greeting the movie's arrival would benefit from some perspective before rushing to create copycats.


Broadcom’s US$100bn loan takes loans to next level

NEW YORK, Feb 16 (LPC) - Broadcom’s US$100m loan package backing its proposed US$121bn acquisition of Qualcomm, is set to become the biggest-ever syndicated loan globally if the hostile deal goes ahead.

Victim's dad: I don't know what I do next

Fred Guttenberg lost his daughter, Jamie, during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Next Lion of New York

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


Pot Pharm: Booming Canada weed sector plots next-wave medicines

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canopy Growth Corp, one of the world's biggest medical marijuana producers, now wants to take on the world's pharmaceutical giants.

Analysis: Washington's political impotence is on full display

In Washington, political alienation is now so intense that the world's most powerful nation can't agree how to keep its next generation safe in school -- or fix the system regulating immigration, the human lifeblood which has been America's foundation.

What's next for DACA? 'Don't know'

Most everyone in Washington had three words after the Senate failed to pass any bill that would have resolved the status of millions of young undocumented immigrants on the verge of deportation:

Parkland student: My generation won't stand for this

I thought it was going to be a wonderful day. My high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was full of cheerful students -- many of whom were celebrating Valentine's Day with one another. Even those who didn't have a Valentine seemed like they could find reasons to smile.


Caterpillar expects no material impact of tax case on finances

(Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc said on Thursday it was vigorously contesting the $2.3 billion tax and penalties for certain years proposed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and that the case would not have a material impact on its finances and operations.

The case for canceling all student debt


China reports first human case of H7N4 bird flu

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported the first human case of the H7N4 strain of bird flu in a woman in an eastern coastal province, though she has since recovered.


Trump, Pena Nieto meeting planned for next few weeks: Mexican foreign ministry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto is being planned for sometime during the next few weeks, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Prince Henrik of Denmark dies, refused to be buried next to his queen

Prince Henrik of Denmark died Tuesday with his wife, Queen Margrethe, at his side. But he will not be buried in the plot next to hers, breaking a centuries-old royal tradition.


U.S. court voids law clerk's sentence in napkin-chewing insider case

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court threw out the 46-month prison sentence of a former clerk at a major Wall Street law firm, who was part of an insider trading ring that passed merger tips on napkins and Post-it notes in New York's Grand Central Terminal.

Flu warfare may look different next year

New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon.


Opel says to build next-generation Corsa in Spain

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Opel, the German carmaker now owned by France's PSA Group , said a new version of its Corsa city car would be built exclusively in Zaragoza, Spain, from 2019.

Netanyahu, Benjamin

Netanyahu, Defiant, Calls Bribery Case ‘Full of Holes, Like Swiss Cheese’

Fighting back against a police recommendation that he be prosecuted on bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges, the Israeli prime minister vowed not to resign.


Japan Display books fourth straight quarterly loss, no partner yet

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc reported a fourth straight quarter of loss and said its search for a global partnership was taking more time than expected, showing its growing struggles as customers shift to a newer display technology.


Chinese province says former leader's graft case involves huge sums

BEIJING (Reuters) - The corruption case against former senior Chinese official Sun Zhengcai involves massive sums rarely seen in the country's modern history, the government of one of the provinces he used to run said in comments published on Wednesday.