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Saudi prince's WH visit continues Kushner courtship

When Donald Trump stepped into the White House in 2017, the President gave his son-in-law-turned-senior-aide Jared Kushner considerable power in trying to strike a deal for Middle East peace. Enter Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, another anointed son looking to make a name for himself after his father gave him considerable power.


New York Region Braces for Major Snowstorm

Even as the calendar turns to spring, winter refuses to relinquish its grip with forecasters predicting 12 to 16 inches of snow starting on Wednesday.

Significant damage in the Southeast from severe storms

Severe storms smacked the Southeast Monday, bringing possible tornadoes, powerful winds and hailstones the size of baseballs.


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As storms pummel Southeast, New England braces for another nor'easter

It doesn't look like winter is giving up easily.

Trump attorney taunts Stormy Daniels

Michael Cohen, a longtime attorney and confidant of President Donald Trump, joked about the ongoing litigation he and the President have with Stormy Daniels, suggesting he might use winnings from the case to take a long trip.


'Socially responsible' investors reassess Facebook ownership

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With European and U.S. lawmakers calling for investigations into reports that Facebook user data was accessed by UK based consultancy Cambridge Analytica to help President Donald Trump win the 2016 election, investors are asking even more questions about the social media company's operations.

Opinion: A weekend of issues in the Trump presidency

We were lulled into submission early Friday night. All week President Donald Trump had raised the possibility there would be major personnel changes in the White House: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had already been fired by tweet earlier in the week, but the rumors -- egged on by Trump himself -- were swirling that there would be other "You're Fireds."


Storms bring much-needed moisture to U.S. Plains wheat belt

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A winter storm brought beneficial rain and snow on Monday to portions of the southern U.S. Plains, where the region's hard red winter wheat crop has endured months of drought, an agricultural meteorologist said.

Australians flee to beach to escape bushfire

A massive bushfire has engulfed a small town in southeastern Australia, destroying more than 100 buildings and forcing hundreds of residents to flee to beaches or evacuate to nearby towns, authorities said.


Tropical storm Eliakim kills 17 in Madagascar: authorities

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - At least 17 people died when a tropical storm hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend, authorities said.


Relationship goals: Ford tries to rebuild trust with China partners

BEIJING (Reuters) - After 20-odd years of "marriage" in China, Ford Motor Co is having relationship issues.

Trump's weekend of assaults on Mueller's probe pushed DC closer to the major crisis of governance that may unfold if he fires the special counsel


BRIEF-Austal Says ‍Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship Successfully Completed Acceptance Trials


Fourth winter storm in 3 weeks to hit East Coast

Spring begins Tuesday, but winter isn't ready to retire just yet.

Opinion: Trump's 'great day for democracy' smacks of dictatorship

If the firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on Friday night felt like something you'd see in a third-world dictatorship, you aren't alone.

Cambridge Analytica, McCabe, F.I.U.: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Opinion: Trouble for Trump if Mueller meets Stormy

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, has a talent for stirring the publicity pot relating to his controversial porn star client. He dropped his latest morsels Friday during a drive-by of CNN and MSNBC's morning shows. In an interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN's "New Day," he said six additional women had come forward alleging sexual relationships with President Donald Trump and that his office was in the "early stages of vetting those stories." Avenatti also claimed two of the women have nondisclosure agreements.

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Opinion: Grab a Pillow: Weekend Reads From Opinion

Catch up on some of our favorite recent pieces.


Tropical cyclone cancels Darwin flights, delays shipping

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Flights to Australia's northern city of Darwin were canceled on Saturday due to Tropical Cyclone Marcus and will not resume until midnight at the earliest, with commercial shipping also disrupted.


James Levine, a Fractured Partnership and a Met Opera Lawsuit

Mr. Levine, who was fired after accusations of sexual misconduct, claims that Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, had long wanted to force him out.

Trump attorney joins Stormy Daniels lawsuit

Attorneys defending President Donald Trump and the company of his personal legal counsel, Michael Cohen, have filed to move the lawsuit against their clients by porn star Stormy Daniels to federal court and are claiming she could owe as much as $20 million for violating a nondisclosure agreement.


Trump lawyer seeks $20 million damages from Stormy Daniels: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law firm representing U.S. President Donald Trump and the corporation that paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in what she called hush money over an alleged affair with Trump said in a court filing that it was seeking at least $20 million in damages for multiple violations of a nondisclosure agreement.

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Trump’s Lawyers Claim Stormy Daniels Violated Confidentiality Agreement at Least 20 Times

In a court filing, the president weighs in for the first time directly on a case in which a porn actress was paid $130,000 to stay silent about an affair she claims she had with him.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Tariffs Set Off Storm of Lobbying

Corporations and foreign leaders are pressing to meet with White House officials and hiring lawyers and lobbyists to push for exemptions that could be worth billions of dollars in trade.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says some alleged incidents took place during Trump presidency

The lawyer representing the adult film star Stormy Daniels alleges that some of the accusations she's making against President Donald Trump occurred while Trump was in office.

Panelists erupt over Trump-Stormy Daniels saga

Trump Advisory Board member Paris Dennard and Republican strategist Rick Wilson clash while discussing Stormy Daniels and President Trump.


Porn actress Stormy Daniels physically threatened over Trump: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels was physically threatened and warned to remain silent about her relationship with President Donald Trump, her lawyer told MSNBC and CNN on Friday.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Pitches for Stormy Daniels’s Legal Fund

Kimmel said, “Now you can give money to a porn star — just like the president of the United States.”

Stormy Daniels' lawyer alleges there are 6 more women with similar stories

The lawyer representing the porn star Stormy Daniels says six additional women have come forward with similar experiences to that of his client as of Thursday evening -- some who he says also claim to have nondisclosure agreements.


Germans First? A Food Bank Bars Migrants, Setting Off a Storm

Chancellor Angela Merkel says, “You shouldn’t categorize people like this.” But Germans call the man who runs the food bank a “people’s hero.”


Stormy Daniels Interview to Air on ‘60 Minutes’ This Month

Last week, Anderson Cooper interviewed Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Donald J. Trump.

Analysis: There's a lot of smoke around Trump on the Stormy Daniels story

The legal and political storm around Stormy Daniels -- and her allegations that she had an extramarital affair with President Donald Trump in the mid-2000s -- just keeps growing.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Parkland Shooting Surveillance Video Shows Deputy Remained Outside

The video shows events outside Stoneman Douglas High during the shooting, including the only armed deputy there taking cover outside and not confronting the gunman.


Rockslide kills one, hurts another beach camper in storm-hit Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - At least one foreign tourist was killed and another seriously injured by a rockslide that hit their beach camp just off continental Europe's westernmost point in Portugal as a result of a violent storm, authorities said on Thursday.

Is this the perfect beach to go barefoot?

Isla Holbox is a small, slender island just north of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. Mexicans have long been in the know about this laid-back, go-everywhere-in-flip-flops getaway, but the news of Holbox's beauty and ease of living has started to get out.

Stormy Daniels crowdfunding her legal fees in suit against Trump

The porn star suing President Donald Trump is using a crowdfunding effort to cover her legal fees and other related expenses.

United ships dog bound for Kansas to Japan

United Airlines wrongly shipped a Kansas-bound pet dog to Japan, the second embarrassment this week for the airline and a "nightmare" for the Swindle family -- who are moving from Oregon to Wichita with their beloved pet, a 10-year-old German shepherd named Irgo.

Hearing set in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump

A hearing date has been set for the lawsuit adult film actress Stormy Daniels filed against President Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen's company to dissolve their non-disclosure agreement.

Stormy Daniels discussed alleged affair with Trump on 2007 radio show, host says

Stephanie Clifford, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels, discussed her alleged affair with Donald Trump during a May 2007 radio appearance, a well-known Florida radio personality told his listeners Friday.

The melting Arctic could make these late winter storms worse

As the Northeast endures its third nor'easter in ten days, winter-weary residents are wondering what's behind the weather chaos.

Trump asking for advice on Stormy Daniels situation

President Donald Trump has been seeking counsel from confidantes on how he should handle the Stormy Daniels situation, a source close to the President tells CNN.

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Critic’s Notebook: With James Levine Fired, Should We Rethink Maestro Worship?

The fate of Mr. Levine at the Metropolitan Opera may be an opportunity to consider the vast, almost mystical power granted to conductors.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Asks Why Trump Is Scared of Stormy Daniels

The former pornographic film actress was recently interviewed by “60 Minutes,” and Colbert was eager to offer his take on the controversy.


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The Conversation: Storm Over Pennsylvania

President Trump unleashes his charms on Kim Jong-un and the voters of the 18th Congressional District.


'A big one' - New England braces for third major storm in two weeks

BOSTON (Reuters) - A winter storm packing a powerful snowy punch bore down on the northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing schools, snarling travel and threatening to knock out power to thousands of homes and businesses.


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Stormy Daniels, Goldman Sachs, Betsy DeVos: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.


U.S. northeast braces for third powerful storm in two weeks

(Reuters) - The third nor'easter to hit parts of the U.S. northeast in two weeks was expected to start late on Monday and Amtrak said it would suspend service on Tuesday between Boston and New York, as the storm could bring high winds, a foot or more of snow and power outages.

Presidential Election of 2016

Stormy Daniels Offers to Return Payment to End Deal for Her Silence

An adult film star who says she had an affair with President Trump will return $130,000 she got from Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer if doing so means she can speak freely, her lawyer said in a letter.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer has 3 questions for Trump

Attorney to Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, explains why his client has decided to come forward now with her story about an alleged sexual relationship with Donald Trump.


Fact Check: Six Claims Trump Made at His Weekend Rally That Were False or Lacked Context

The president repeated some falsehoods and facts in need of context.

Northeast braces for third storm in under two weeks

The northeastern United States is bracing for its third significant winter storm in less than two weeks, with the potential for heavy snow from New York to Maine.

United States Politics and Government

As ‘60 Minutes’ Prepares Stormy Daniels Interview, Lawyers Battle

Lawyers for the president and the porn actress sparred over the weekend, as “60 Minutes” prepared to show an interview it conducted with her last week.

For Stormy, controversy blows up into a club scene bonanza

A propeller plane pulled an advertising banner across a darkening sky on Saturday afternoon.


Rallying: Ogier wins in Mexico to retake championship lead

(Reuters) - Sebastien Ogier regained the lead in the world rally championship on Sunday with victory in Mexico for the M-Sport Ford team.


Box Office: 'Black Panther' tops 'A Wrinkle in Time' in Disney-dominant weekend

LOS ANGELES, ( - "Black Panther" remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $41.1 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" with $33.5 million at 3,980 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

Northeast may get 3rd winter storm in 10 days

A storm system causing severe weather Sunday along the Gulf Coast is forecast to move off the East Coast, turn into a nor'easter and threaten the Northeastern United States on Monday night into Tuesday.


In a Yemeni town, hardship awaits displaced civilians

AL-MOKHA, Yemen (Reuters) - It took Seham Ali Ibrahim one month to make the dangerous journey from her village near the frontline town of al-Heiss to the relative safety of Yemen's western coast areas, often traveling by foot across battle lines.

North Korea, Trade, Russia: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare

A Horse Walked Into a Miami Beach Nightclub. Now Nobody Else Can.

Video footage shows a woman in underwear riding the horse, which appears to slip and fall. The city responded by revoking the club’s business license.

Artificial Intelligence

Opinion: Eyes Here: Weekend Reads From the Opinion Section

In case you want to get caught up, here are some of our favorite recent pieces.

Lawyer: Stormy getting offers for her story

CNN's Michael Smerconish presses Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, on whether the porn star has received offers to pay the $1 million penalty if she decides to breach the nondisclosure agreement of her alleged affair with President Trump.

Stormy Daniels says Trump scandal has been good for business

Interest in Stephanie Clifford, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels, is at an all-time high, and she's using it to her advantage, she told CNN after a performance Friday at the Solid Gold gentleman's club in Pompano Beach, Florida.

How Stormy Daniels could impact the Russia investigation

Porn star Stormy Daniels and special counsel Robert Mueller are among the most talked about figures in Washington these days. At this point, they are central figures in separate stories, but could it be long before their paths intersect?

Stormy Daniels: Controversy is overshadowing my films

Porn star Stormy Daniels spoke to CNN's Nick Valencia about how the controversy surrounding her alleged affair with President Trump is affecting her work.


IOC strengthens Paralympics partnership with new deal

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympics Committee (IPC) have signed a landmark long-term partnership deal until at least 2032, the governing bodies said on Saturday.

Cohen used Trump Org. email in Stormy Daniels deal

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer used his Trump Organization email account to communicate details of a payment transfer to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with the President before his time in office, Daniels' attorney confirmed to CNN Friday.

Sanders: Nothing else to add about Stormy Daniels

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made clear Friday she has nothing else to say about the alleged affair between President Donald Trump and porn actress Stormy Daniels.

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.

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Stormy Daniels: Timeline of a Trump Scandal

Accusations, payoffs and lawsuits: Here’s a guide to the latest White House scandal, which involves a porn star named Stormy Daniels.


Austrian president fumes as police raids set off political storm

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's president has demanded explanations over police raids targeting offices and staff of the main domestic intelligence service, in a case that has stoked concerns about the far right's control of the Interior Ministry.

Report: Leadership crisis leads to VA dysfunction

Infighting among the top ranks at the Department of Veterans Affairs has paralyzed the agency's efforts to serve veterans, The Washington Post reported Friday.


Grillo stretches Indian Open lead as Sharma storms into contention

(Reuters) - Agrentina's Emiliano Grillo opened up a four-shot lead heading into the weekend at the Indian Open but will be wary of local hope Shubhankar Sharma, who posted a new course record on Friday.


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Op-Ed Columnist: The Stormy Daniels Scandal Gets Serious

Trump’s porn star payoff may have violated campaign finance law.

Former Trump lawyer: Stormy Daniels will lose

President Donald Trump's former divorce attorney, Jay Goldberg, says porn star Stormy Daniels will lose her recent lawsuit against President Donald Trump "without question."

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Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Opens Door to Further Trouble for Trump

The actress’s case, seeking to break an agreement to keep silent about an alleged affair with the president, could lead to his having to testify in a deposition.

Woman named in Stormy Daniels' document accused Trump of unwanted advances

A woman who previously accused Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual contact was named in the non-disclosure agreement signed by porn star Stormy Daniels as having "confidential information" about Daniels' alleged affair with Donald Trump.


U.S. bans government employees from travel to Mexican beach resort

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Citing a new security threat in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Playa del Carmen, the U.S. government is prohibiting its employees from traveling there, marking another blow to the battered reputations of the country's most popular tourist hubs.

Sasse blasts tariffs but insists he has good relationship with Trump

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has a blunt assessment of President Donald Trump's new tariff plan: "It's really, really dumb."

Stormy Daniels could back Trump into a corner

Analysis: Yes, Stormy Daniels is a real issue

Two questions here, as the Stormy Daniels story swirls into another news cycle: Does the President's personal life, much less this one's, really matter? And what would've happened on Election Day in 2016 if voters knew then what they might soon find out directly from Daniels?

Analysis: It's 'likely' Stormy Daniels will get to tell her Donald Trump story

On Tuesday, porn star Stormy Daniels sued President Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen. At issue was the non-disclosure agreement Daniels and Cohen had signed just before the 2016 election -- a move aimed at ensuring her silence about an alleged affair with Trump in 2006. Daniels is claiming that because Trump himself never signed the hush agreement, it is null and void -- and that she is free to tell the story of her alleged relationship with the now-president of the United States.

Reporter who interviewed Stormy Daniels speaks

Jordi Lippe-McGraw, who interviewed Stormy Daniels for InTouch magazine in 2011, tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin what she learned from her conversations with the former porn star about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.


UPDATE 3-UK's John Lewis Partnership expects profit squeeze from competition

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) - The John Lewis Partnership expects further pressure on profits in 2018 after a 22 percent drop last year as a result of persistent competition on the British high street.

Full history of women's leadership hasn't been told

I'd always thought of myself as a feminist, well-versed in women's history. But I discovered my knowledge of it was more limited than I realized when I met Laura Liswood in 2015.


Men and women to compete together in European Team Championships

(Reuters) - Men and women will compete together in this year's inaugural European Golf Team Championships after their respective tours announced on Thursday that they had agreed on a format and qualification process.


Snow storm pounds U.S. Northeast, closing schools, snarling commutes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second winter storm in a week will continue to dump wet, heavy snow on New England on Thursday, forcing schools to close and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it promised to slow the morning commute across the region.

Stephen Colbert warns Trump of oncoming 'storm'

Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers criticize President Donald Trump after documents surfaced showing a non-disclosure agreement signed by porn star Stormy Daniels.


Israel's Bezeq abused telecoms market leadership -regulator

JERUSALEM, March 8 (Reuters) - Israel's anti-competition regulator charged Bezeq Israel Telecom with abusing its position as the dominant player in the country's telecoms sector, saying its monopoly over infrastructure may harm the supply of telecoms services.


White House says Trump won arbitration order against Stormy Daniels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has won an arbitration proceeding against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued Trump for the right to speak about the "intimate relationship" she claims they had.

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After 131 Years, Message in a Bottle Found on Australian Beach

The message was tossed from a German ship in June 1886. This year, an Australian woman noticed the thick green glass poking through the sand.

Snow and Snowstorms

The Snow Before the Storm

Photographers captured the nor’easter in its early stages — before it had a chance to make a mess.

Stormy Daniels' attorney claims Trump's lawyer pressured her today

The attorney representing the porn star who is suing President Donald Trump says the President's personal lawyer had a restraining order issued against her and continues to pressure her to keep her silent.


Snow snarls evening commute as storm hits U.S. Northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second winter storm in a week hit New York and surrounding states on Wednesday, bringing heavy snow that delayed or canceled flights and snarled traffic at evening rush hour as thousands remained without power from the last nor'easter.

Analysis: Why Sarah Sanders' non-answer on Stormy Daniels matters

Sarah Sanders was asked a simple question by CNN's Jeff Zeleny on Wednesday afternoon: Did President Donald Trump know that his personal lawyer made a $130,000 payment to silence a porn star alleging that she had engaged in an extramarital affair with Trump?


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.

Presidential Election of 2016

Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Stormy Daniels

The order was obtained last week to keep the porn star quiet about her alleged affair with Mr. Trump.


Second Storm of the Week Dumps Snow and Cripples Transit

The brunt of the storm hit the region as the evening commute was getting underway, stranding frustrated travelers at Penn Station and Port Authority.


Snow intensifies ahead of evening commute as storm hits U.S. Northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second winter storm in a week blew into New York and surrounding states on Wednesday, with intensifying snowfall that delayed or canceled flights and threatened to snarl the evening rush hour as thousands remained without power from the last nor'easter.

Opinion: Stormy Daniels deserves fairer treatment

The real story here is not the allegations that the President slept with a porn star just after his wife gave birth to their son, it's that his lawyer and others are attempting to shut up a business woman canny enough to leverage her position --and trash her when she refuses to stay quiet, writes Jill Filipovic.

Analysis: 8 'wow' moments in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

Late Tuesday night, porn star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) sued President Donald Trump in California court -- alleging that he never actually signed a "hush agreement" over an alleged sexual relationship between the two, making the agreement null and void.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble.

With an increase in extreme weather expected in the years to come, forests could be changed permanently as the world continues to warm.

Storm last week slammed Eastern Seaboard

For the second time in a week, a winter storm is moving in on the East Coast, leaving more than 50 million people under a winter storm warning.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer speaks about payoff

During an interview on NBC's "Today," Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti confirms President Trump knew about his attorney's payout to the porn star.


Travel snarled, power outages as storm bears down on U.S. Northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second winter storm within a week crept into New York and surrounding states on Wednesday, with forecasters predicting intensifying snowfall that could snarl the evening commute as thousands remained without power from the last nor'easter.


Amazon offers discount Prime membership to Medicaid recipients

(Reuters) - Inc said on Wednesday it was expanding its discounted Prime membership offer to Medicaid members, the U.S. government's health insurance program for the poor.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: A Winter Storm Hits the City

Wednesday: The latest on today’s storm, Cynthia Nixon considers challenging Cuomo, and your favorite snowstorm activities.


Second winter storm in a week heads to New York region

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York and surrounding states were gearing up for a second winter storm within a week on Wednesday, with less wind but more snow predicted this time around as thousands remain without power from the last nor'easter.


Winter Storm Live Updates: Northeast Faces Another Wallop of Snow

Less than a week after a nor’easter claimed eight lives and left millions without power, another storm is threatening the region.

Winter Storm, Texas, Stormy Daniels: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Questions and Answers on the Winter Storm

A New York Times climate reporter answers your questions about the winter storm in the Northeast.


Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'

(Reuters) - The wreck of the USS Lexington, an American warship sunk in a Pacific naval battle during the Second World War, has been found by a team working for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.


Turkey says has information that Exxon ship heading for east Mediterranean

ANKARA, March 7 (Reuters) - Turkey has received information that an Exxon Mobil ship is heading towards the east Mediterranean for oil and gas exploration, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday, amid a row between Ankara and Cyprus on the issue.

See shipwreck uncovered by bomb cyclone

A powerful storm known as a bomb cyclone uncovered a ship on a beach in York, Maine.

Another nor'easter to strike with 50M under winter storm watch or warning

The second nor'easter in a span of a week is expected to drop heavy snow and hurl strong winds across parts of the storm-weary East Coast, which had already been pummeled by the deadly "bomb cyclone" this weekend.


Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'hush agreement'

(Reuters) - Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging he never signed a nondisclosure agreement to keep her quiet about an "intimate" relationship between them.

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Stormy Daniels Files Suit, Claiming Trump Never Signed ‘Hush Agreement’

The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Trump purposely did not sign the agreement so he could later disavow any knowledge of it, if necessary.


Sands of time: world's oldest message in a bottle found on Australian beach

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in the Indian Ocean as part of an experiment to track...

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A Second Winter Storm Is Coming. How Much Snow? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

On the heels of another storm, the Northeast could see another full-blown nor’easter. But it’s still too early for forecasters to agree.

Weekend storm uncovered a centuries-old ship on a Maine beach

The powerful storm that battered the Northeast over the weekend also uncovered the wreckage of a ship that could date back to the Revolutionary War.

President says he doesn't blame our trade partners for trade imbalances. He blames past US leadership.

President Donald Trump will face reporters on Tuesday amid questions about chaos inside the White House and new prospects for talks with North Korea.


Trial opens over Kansas voter ID law requiring citizenship proof

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - A trial over a Kansas law that requires proof of U.S citizenship from people registering to vote opened on Tuesday, with critics calling it illegal and backers saying it was a necessary tool to fight fraud.


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Daimler CEO says Li Shufu partnership requires consensus from BAIC

GENEVA (Reuters) - Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche on Monday welcomed Geely [GEELY.UL] Chairman Li Shufu as a new shareholder and said any industrial alliance will depend on whether current China partner BAIC agrees.


Trial to begin over Kansas voter ID law requiring citizenship proof

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - A trial over a Kansas law critics call illegal that requires proof of U.S citizenship from people registering to vote is set to begin on Tuesday.


E.ON, Nissan enter partnership in e-car charging

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German energy group E.ON said it had entered a strategic partnership with Nissan to explore business opportunities in the field of electric vehicle charging, storage solutions and vehicle-to-grid services.


Japan's navy appoints first woman to command warship squadron

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's navy on Tuesday appointed the first woman to command a warship squadron, including the flagship Izumo helicopter carrier, as it tries to lure more females to make up for a dearth of male recruits in graying Japan.


Close relationships in midlife tied to lower mortality for child abuse survivors

(Reuters Health) - Child abuse survivors may be less likely to die prematurely when they develop supportive relationships by middle age, a U.S. study suggests.


Distillate demand boost from shipping sulphur rules to be brief- IEA

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - A sharp increase in demand for distillates following new shipping fuel rules will fade quickly, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.


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Japan's navy to buy tanker to fuel ships patrolling East China Sea: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's navy wants to buy its first oil tanker to carry fuel to Okinawa as it cranks up operations in the East China Sea to counter a growing Chinese naval presence, two sources familiar with plan said.


Half-a-million still without power after storm in U.S. Northeast

(Reuters) - Some 500,000 customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Sunday evening and New England coastal communities faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

Power Failures and Blackouts

Days After Powerful Storm, Hundreds of Thousands Remain Without Power

Some areas may not have power restored until later this week, around the time another storm could strike the region.

Tariffs, N.R.A., Oscars: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.


U.S. Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - More than 1.5 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States early on Sunday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.


Golf: 'Not right now' Mickelson tells Mexico Championship leader Sharma

(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson dismissed Shubhankar Sharma as a member of the media at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Saturday, but the veteran American will not mistake the Indian when they play together in the final threesome on Sunday.


Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - Nearly 2 million customers remained without power along the eastern U.S. seaboard on Saturday as residents braced for more flooding in the wake of a powerful storm that killed at least seven people.


Ireland, Britain grind slowly back to normal following snowstorms

DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Airports reopened and public transport began to grind back into service on Saturday after the worst snowstorms in nearly 30 years caused two days of major disruption in Britain and shut most of Ireland.


China pledges friendship with Taiwan amid tensions over U.S. bill

BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants to deepen friendship with Taiwan, the ruling Communist Party's fourth-ranked leader said on Saturday, a day after state media warned China could go to war over Taiwan if a U.S. bill promoting closer ties with the island becomes law.


Killer storm clears northeast U.S., leaving floods and outages

BOSTON (Reuters) - A powerful storm that killed at least five people will move away from the northeastern United States on Saturday, leaving a trail of flooded streets, power outages and brutal winds, forecasters said.


Storm lashing U.S. Northeast kills at least five people

BOSTON (Reuters) - A powerful storm lashing the northeastern United States on Friday killed at least five people as winds topping 80 miles per hour (129 km per hour) helped flood streets in Boston, ground flights and halt train service across the region.

Baath Party

Op-Ed Columnist: The Rise of Dictatorship Incorporated

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China Presses Its Internet Censorship Efforts Across the Globe

Beijing is pushing past its digital borders to influence and control what people say online, as it enjoys growing sway in the technology world.


At U.N., China delays U.S. bid to blacklist ships, companies over North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China delayed a U.S. request for a United Nations Security Council committee to blacklist 33 ships, 27 shipping companies, and a Taiwan man for violating international sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said on Friday.


High winds, flooding hammer U.S. Northeast; storm due to worsen

BOSTON (Reuters) - Seawater poured onto coastal streets in Boston where businesses were surrounded with flood barriers and sandbags, and waves pounded homes along Massachusetts's shore as a storm packing heavy winds hit the U.S. East Coast from Maine to Virginia.


Flooded streets and evacuations as storm pounds U.S. Northeast

BOSTON (Reuters) - Seawater on Friday flowed onto some coastal streets around Boston, where businesses set up flood barriers and piled sandbags around their doors as a powerful storm threatened to flood pockets of the U.S. coast from Maine to Virginia.


Snowstorms shut down Ireland, Britain calls in army for hospitals

DUBLIN/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Snowstorms shut most of Ireland on Friday and forced Britain to call in the army to help battle some of the worst weather seen for nearly 30 years.


Antarctic sea ice forces research ship to turn back

OSLO (Reuters) - Thick sea ice has forced a scientific research ship to abandon a trip to an Antarctic ice shelf from which a massive iceberg snapped off last year, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) said on Friday.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: An End-of-Week Winter Storm

Friday: Treacherous weather, your weekend lineup, and an Oscars preview.


Snow storms shut Ireland, Britain calls in the army for hospitals

DUBLIN/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Snow storms shut most of Ireland on Friday and forced Britain to call in the army to battle some of the worst weather seen in nearly 30 years.


Sandbags and warnings as northeast U.S. braces for storm-driven flood

BOSTON (Reuters) - Businesses blocked doors with sandbags and officials warned residents of waterfront homes to be ready to evacuate as the northeastern United States braced for a powerful storm on Friday that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to North Carolina.


Snow storms shut Ireland and force Britain to call in the army

DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Snow storms shut most of Ireland on Friday and forced Britain to call in the army to battle some of the worst weather seen in nearly 30 years.


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What makes a snow storm a blizzard

Snow storms are often referred to as blizzards, but that's not accurate. CNN's Derek Van Dam explains which weather conditions must occur before a snow storm can be called a blizzard.


Weinstein Co reaches deal with group promising female leadership

(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co on Thursday reached a deal to sell assets to a group led by a former Obama administration official who plans to use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.


Franklin Templeton launches Argentina partnership for fixed income

BUENOS AIRES, March 1 (Reuters) - U.S.-based investment manager Franklin Templeton Investments has launched a partnership with Grupo SBS under which it will advise funds catering to Argentine investors and sold by the Buenos Aires-based fund manager, the companies said.

Actors and Actresses

How John Boyega Went From ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper to Sci-Fi Producer

The 25-year-old actor is among a new wave of British actors, many from African backgrounds, who are shaking up the movie industry.


Siberian blizzards blast Britain and Ireland as Storm Emma approaches

EDINBURGH/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Snow storms from Siberia blasted Britain and Ireland on Thursday with the worst weather since 1991, trapping several hundred motorists on roads in Scotland, closing thousands of schools, grounding planes and halting trains.

Storm closes airports in UK and Europe

The UK and parts of mainland Europe are struggling through another day of harsh winter weather, as Storm Emma collides with this week's cold snap, nicknamed the "Beast from the East" in Britain.


Cycling: Double Dutch delight on day one of world championships

(Reuters) - Hosts the Netherlands enjoyed a stunning opening night at the UCI world track championships with two gold medals including beating Jason Kenny's British trio in the team sprint on Wednesday.

Snow and Snowstorms

Snowstorm Called ‘Beast From the East’ Sends Britons Scrambling

The storm shut schools, stranded drivers and disrupted trains and flights. But others said, “These Brits are so dramatic.”


Russia says International Olympic Committee reinstates its membership

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Russia's Olympic Committee said on Wednesday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had reinstated his organization's membership after suspending it over doping allegations.


Athletics: Britain's Rutherford withdraws from world indoor championships

(Reuters) - British long jumper Greg Rutherford has pulled out of this week's world indoor championships in Birmingham, British Athletics said on Wednesday.

Papa John's ending its NFL sponsorship

Politics and Government

Saudi King Shakes Up Military and Security Leadership

The royal decrees appear intended to elevate a new generation of leaders as the kingdom undergoes sweeping changes in military, security and economic policy.

Airlines and Airplanes

How Boston’s Airport Bounced Back From the Storm That Crippled J.F.K.

Kennedy Airport was overwhelmed for days after a January snowstorm. How did Logan escape the same fate? The key might lie in how it’s managed.

Stoneman Douglas wins championship

Days after 17 students and teachers were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their hockey team wins the state championships.

Monica Lewinsky has a reckoning with her relationship with Bill Clinton. We should too.

Twenty years ago, Monica Lewinsky became a household name -- for all the wrong reasons.


Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts schools in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - A rare snow storm in Rome on Monday disrupted transport, shut down schools and prompted Italian authorities to call in the army to help clear the streets.


Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts down schools in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - A rare snow storm in Rome on Monday disrupted transport, shut down schools and prompted the authorities to call in the army to help clear the streets.


BRIEF-SAP SE And Deutsche Telekom Expand Partnership To IoT For Real-Time Logistics



Alibaba turns heads as it joins Games sponsorship waltz

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic movement's new Chinese global sponsor, e-commerce group Alibaba, came to the Pyeongchang Winter Games promising to revolutionize the experience for spectators, from buying tickets to souvenirs.


Box Office: 'Black Panther' rules with $108 million in second weekend

LOS ANGELES, ( - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is dominating the box office with an astounding $108 million at 4,020 North American locations -- the second-highest second weekend ever behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Israel, Scott

Under Pressure, Florida Sheriff Defends ‘Amazing Leadership’

Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County said he will not resign, despite mounting questions over how his office handled the Parkland school shooting.

Florida, Rick Gates, Olympics: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.


Cross-country skiing: Historic Bjoergen storms to mass start gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Marit Bjoergen stormed to gold in the women's 30km mass start cross-country ski race, claiming her 15th Olympic medal in the final competition of the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday.


Storms dump rain across U.S. Midwest, kill Kentucky woman

(Reuters) - A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed a Kentucky woman in her home and threatened more flooding in an area that has already seen evacuations because of high water.

Storm kills at least two people in Kentucky

At least one person in southwestern Kentucky was killed Saturday night when severe thunderstorms blew through the state, the Logan County Sheriff's Department said.


Speed skating: Lee storms to Olympic glory in men's mass start

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean crowd favorite Lee Seung-hoon stormed to Olympic gold in the men's mass start race at the Gangneung Oval on Saturday with a perfectly timed breakaway on the final lap.

The Week in Good News: The Garlic Girls, Rhodes Scholarships and an African Funk Pioneer

Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there.


Design and dictatorship: exhibition celebrates North Korean graphics

LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea makes headlines with its military parades and nuclear program but a new London exhibition puts a spotlight on graphic design in the country.

Enterprise car rental ends NRA partnership


U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions; targets ships, firms

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions against North Korea on Friday, intensifying pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs.


BRIEF-Healthcare Trust Of America Files To Issue 10 Mln Shares To Some Holders Of Common Series A Partnership Units



Short track: Hungary storms to first Winter Games gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Hungary claimed their first gold medal at a Winter Olympics by pulling off a stunning victory in the men's 5,000 meters relay on Thursday after a fall cost South Korea a place on the podium.

White House spokesman: I haven't asked Trump about Stormy Daniels payment

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah says he has not asked the President about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's payment of $130,000 to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels leading up to the 2016 election.


Short track: Hungary storm to first Winter Games gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Hungary claimed their first gold medal at a Winter Olympics by pulling off a stunning victory in the men's 5,000 meters relay on Thursday after a fall cost South Korea a place on the podium.


North Korea's closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly ship sinking

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors.


Sock, Isner and Raonic bundled out of Delray Beach Open

(Reuters) - Top seed Jack Sock was "served off the court" while John Isner and Milos Raonic also exited on a day of upsets at the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Wednesday.


Dua Lipa, Stormzy take top honors at BRIT awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Singers Dua Lipa and Stormzy were the biggest winners at this year's BRIT awards, Britain's most high-profile pop music awards, taking two trophies each at an event that saw performances from some of music's biggest acts.

The storm hit. Then they moved... to all 50 states

Before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, there already was an unprecedented migration from the Caribbean island to the mainland United States -- at least in part because of the US commonwealth's financial crisis. After the storm, academics are starting to use words such as "exodus" and "stampede" to describe the massive outflow of people.


BRIEF-3M And The State Of Minnesota Establish Environmental Partnership, Settle Lawsuit



Coleman headlines U.S. world indoor championships team

(Reuters) - New 60 metres world record holder Christian Coleman and defending world champions Brittney Reese, Vashti Cunningham and Marquis Dendy headline a 49-member American team for next month's IAAF world indoor championships in Birmingham, England, USA Track and Field announced on Tuesday.

NCAA Basketball Championships (Men)

Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal

The program was ordered to vacate 123 victories, including two trips to the Final Four, as punishment for a case involving players and prostitutes.


Iran summons Swedish envoy over granting of citizenship to prisoner

LONDON (Reuters) - The Iranian foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned the Swedish ambassador to protest over Sweden's granting of citizenship to a Stockholm-based scientist being held in Tehran under a death sentence.


Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency.