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A Man of Few Words, McConnell Tiptoes Around Issue of Mueller

Mitch McConnell sees little upside to criticizing the president in public, and some critics say that by not issuing a more direct warning, he is undermining Congress’s standing.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Get Me Back My Turkey

A Bedouin lesson for handling President Trump and Vladimir Putin.


Ex-New York State Assembly Speaker Silver loses bid to avoid retrial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to dismiss his indictment on corruption charges, clearing the way for a possible retrial after his earlier conviction had been thrown out.


Trump, deemed not 'above the law,' must face defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Tuesday said U.S. President Donald Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused him of sexually harassing her after she appeared on his former reality TV show.

Doctors have a duty not to make the opioid crisis worse

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The Calm Before the Stormy

What’s behind President Trump’s curious silence about a porn star and her story?


Rocket attack kills at least 29 in Damascus market: Syrian state media

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 29 people were killed and scores injured on Tuesday when a rocket landed in a busy market place in an eastern suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said.


Senators to press automakers, regulators on Takata air bag recall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday will ask automakers and regulators why tens of millions of vehicles with faulty Takata air bag inflators remain on the road years after deaths prompted the largest auto safety recall in history.


METALS-Copper hits three-month low on rising inventories, trade war fears

* GRAPHIC-2018 asset returns: (Updates with closing prices)

United States Politics and Government

Saudi Crown Prince Arrives at White House to Meet with Trump

The president has lavished praise on Mohammed bin Salman, who has rapidly consolidated his position as Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent.

United States Politics and Government

F.T.C. Investigating Facebook in Use of Personal Data by Firm Tied to Trump

The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Facebook violated a 2011 agreement with the agency on data privacy, a person with knowledge of the inquiry said.

United States Politics and Government

Ben Carson Defends Purchase of $31,000 Dining Set at Congressional Hearing

“People were stuck by nails, and a chair had collapsed with someone sitting in it,” said Mr. Carson, describing the furniture he replaced.

This is how lawmakers plan to end the opioid crisis

Fresh on the heels of President Donald Trump's plan to tackle the opioid crisis, House lawmakers this week plan to introduce more than two dozen bills aimed at ending the epidemic, ranging from better access to treatment programs to exploring opioid alternatives for pain.


U.N. calls for Turkey to end state of emergency, halt violations

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Turkey on Tuesday to end the state of emergency in place since July 2016 that it said had led to widespread human rights violations including the arrest of 160,000 people and dismissal of nearly the same number of civil servants, often arbitrarily.

Black caucus lawmakers want Austin bombings classified as 'ongoing terrorist attacks'

Three members of the Congressional Black Caucus called Monday for the bombings in Austin, Texas, to be classified as "ongoing terrorist attacks."


Islamic State takes Damascus area after rebels pull out: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters holding a small district in Damascus have gained some ground after driving out Syrian army units that moved into a neighboring area that rebels abandoned last week, a war monitor said.


BlackBerry must face revived U.S. lawsuit over BlackBerry 10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected BlackBerry Ltd's request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

United States Politics and Government

Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say

Pentagon leaders are said to be troubled by draft conclusions of an inquiry that blames low-level officers in an ambush that killed four American troops.


Key EU lawmakers committee to query Juncker aide's promotion at hearing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament's budgetary control committee wants a senior EU Commission official to clarify the sudden promotion of its president's chief aide to the top of the EU civil service, underlining the continuing unease among lawmakers over the move.


Hungary defends anti-immigration stance at U.N. rights body

GENEVA (Reuters) - Hungary defended its anti-immigration stance on Monday at the United Nations, saying it was determined to maintain a homogeneous, Christian society.


A Curveball From the New Tax Law: It Makes Baseball Trades Harder

The change of a single word in the new tax law means baseball, basketball and other sports franchises could now face capital gains taxes every time they exchange players.


U.S. Supreme Court allows Flint water contamination lawsuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by residents of Flint, Michigan who are pursing civil rights claims against local and state officials over lead contamination in the city's water supply.


U.S. Supreme Court takes up new immigration detention dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took up a new dispute over the detention of immigrants in a case involving whether people who were convicted of criminal offenses and were subject to deportation can go free in certain instances after serving their prison terms.


Supreme Court takes up new immigration detention dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took up a new dispute over the detention of immigrants in a case involving whether people convicted of criminal offenses who are subject to deportation can remain free while their cases proceed.

Lawmaker apologizes for raising theory about Jewish family controlling weather

A Washington, DC, council member apologized Sunday night after receiving backlash for comments he made in a video implying Washington's snowy March weather was controlled by Jewish financiers.


EU lawmakers to investigate alleged misuse of Facebook users' data

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers will investigate whether the data of more than 50 million Facebook users has been misused, the head of European Parliament said on Monday.


Japan court rejects lawsuit against construction of nuclear plant

TOKYO (Reuters) - A court in northern Japan on Monday rejected a lawsuit to halt construction of a nuclear plant, said the company building the facility, Electric Power Development Co (J-Power).


Cracking the co-working code in commercial real estate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Real estate brokers scoff that just a fraction of U.S. office space is occupied by co-working and other flexible workspace options, yet data shows over one-quarter of new leases signed in the past two years came from this burgeoning business.


Exclusive: 'Where can I buy?' - Google makes push to turn product searches into cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.

Basketball (College)

N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: Oregon State Upsets Tennessee

The Beavers triumphed by a score of 66-59. In other games, Louisville beat Marquette and North Carolina State beat Maryland.


Masters Preview? Rory McIlroy Wins at Bay Hill, and Tiger Woods Makes a Run

McIlroy earned his first PGA Tour victory since 2016, and Woods, who stayed in the hunt and tied for fifth, advanced his comeback from spinal surgery.


China promoting foreign minister as state councilor

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will retain his job and also be promoted to a state councilor, according to a list of nominations for posts for a government reshuffle announced on Monday.


BRIEF-Piedmont Lithium Files Registration Statement For Proposed U.S. Listing


United States Politics and Government

White House Memo: Newly Emboldened, Trump Says What He Really Feels

Ignoring the advice of aides over how to deal with the special counsel was the decision of a president who ultimately trusts only his own instincts.

United States Politics and Government

Army, Struggling to Get Technology in Soldiers’ Hands, Tries the Unconventional

The new Futures Command, breaking the traditional model of an Army department, will aim to get new weapons rapidly from the lab to the battlefield.


Top executive resigns from Cohen's Point72 after lawsuit, fundraising

(Reuters) - Douglas Haynes has resigned as president of Point72 Asset Management LP, a spokeswoman for billionaire Steven Cohen's investment firm said on Sunday, as the company and Haynes face a lawsuit claiming women are subject to a hostile working environment.


Republican lawmakers concerned by Facebook data leak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. Republican lawmakers expressed concern over privacy violations on Sunday after media reports that a political consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign gained inappropriate access to 50 million Facebook users' data.


UPDATE 1-U.S. Republican lawmakers concerned by Facebook data leak

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - Several U.S. Republican lawmakers expressed concern over privacy violations on Sunday after media reports that a political consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign gained inappropriate access to 50 million Facebook users' data.


U.S. Republican lawmakers concerned by Facebook data leak

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - Several U.S. Republican lawmakers expressed concern over privacy violations on Sunday after media reports that a political consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign gained inappropriate access to 50 million Facebook users' data.

State of the Cartoonion: March Madness

On State of the Cartoonion, it's March Madness in the White House and Jake Tapper looks at the question everyone's been asking: Who's out next?

Politics and Government

U.K. Lawmakers Say Britain Should Consider Delaying Brexit

If talks stall, the withdrawal from the E.U. should be put back, an influential committee said. Some of the panel’s members disowned the report, however.


Rebels in Syria's eastern Ghouta discussing ceasefire with U.N.: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main rebel group in the southern pocket of Syria's opposition-held eastern Ghouta told Reuters on Sunday it was negotiating with a United Nations delegation about a ceasefire, aid and the evacuation of urgent medical cases.


Britain should consider longer EU exit process if needed: lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should consider a limited extension to its exit process from the European Union if needed to ensure details of its future relationship with the bloc are agreed, a committee of lawmakers said in a report.

United States Politics and Government

White House Memo: Trump and the Truth: A President Tests His Own Credibility

The president’s latest made-up statement renewed the question: When does he know the things he says are false and when is he simply misinformed?


Albania arrests 39 for smuggling people into Britain and United States

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian police arrested 39 people on Saturday including four police officers on charges of having smuggled some 1,000 Albanians to Britain, the United States and Canada, and are looking for a dozen others, including two Bulgarians.

United States Politics and Government

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Rule-Cutting E.P.A. Chief, Plots His Political Future

Mr. Pruitt may be using his position as an environmental deregulation czar to position himself to run for office in Oklahoma — or perhaps the presidency.

United States Politics and Government

Smuggling of U.S. Technology Is Outpacing Cold War Levels, Experts Say

China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are relying on smuggling rings to secure equipment that can be used for weapons, satellites and fighter jets.

#MeToo Movement

President of Steven Cohen’s Investment Firm Quits Amid Gender Bias Lawsuit

Douglas Haynes stepped down as president of the $11 billion investment firm, a month after being named as a defendant in a gender discrimination lawsuit.


Australia's Liberals win state election in blow for renewables lobby

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's governing Liberal party has won a tight regional election in South Australia, a victory that could deal a blow to national renewable energy plans.


Car bomb kills at least three in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least three people and wounded two in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday in an apparent attack on a foreign contractor company, officials said.

#MeToo Movement

Table for Three: Catharine MacKinnon and Gretchen Carlson Have a Few Things to Say

The two discuss sexual harassment in the workplace, how to change corporate culture in meaningful and sustained ways, and whether Miss America can be relevant in the #MeToo era.

Read McCabe's statement: This is what happens when law enforcement is politicized

Statement by Andrew McCabe:


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.

Latin America

How Trump Can Make the Most of the Summit of the Americas

Before the president’s trip to Lima, the administration should take a close look at why U.S. credibility in Latin America is at historic lows.

United States Politics and Government

No Heads Rolled at the White House Friday (So Far). But Anxiety Abounds.

The lack of any resolution to the relentless reports of coming firings is leaving many of the president’s top advisers in limbo.

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.


Berkshire says median employee makes over half Buffett's pay

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said its median employee last year made a little over half the $100,000 salary that Chairman Warren Buffett was awarded for running the conglomerate that made him the world's third-richest person.


Corn-state senators seek Trump meeting as U.S. biofuel changes loom

(Reuters) - A group of senators from U.S. corn states have asked President Donald Trump for a meeting about the nation's biofuels law, amid expectations the administration will soon act to lower the regulation's costs to the oil refining industry.


Coca-Cola, U.S. State Dept to use blockchain to combat forced labor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co and the U.S. State Department along with two other companies said on Friday they are launching a project using blockchain's digital ledger technology to create a secure registry for workers that will help fight the use of forced labor worldwide.

United States Politics and Government

Despite Speculation, Trump’s Cabinet Remains Intact

Two embattled cabinet secretaries — Ben Carson and David Shulkin — remained in their jobs Friday. The absence of any formal announcements suggested an effort to tamp down the anxiety in the West Wing.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Was Elected to Govern Without These People

The duty of the president’s team is not to second guess him or the outcome of the last election.

United States International Relations

Remember Rex Tillerson? The Secretary of State’s Changing Role

Rex W. Tillerson had a difficult relationship with President Trump almost from the start. The challenges he faced help illustrate how the cabinet role has transformed.

Lawmaker: Most teachers are women and 'scared of guns'

An Alabama lawmaker says he's against arming teachers because most are women and "are scared of guns."

California appoints an undocumented immigrant to a state post

Lizbeth Mateo seems to be a woman that's going places. She was the first person in her family to go to college. She has a law degree, and her own firm in metro Los Angeles. She was just appointed to a California state senate committee.

A state lawmaker in Tennessee says lawmakers didn't have enough information on white supremacy to debate

It sounds like the kind of legislation that should easily breeze through a statehouse, even in these politically divided times: a resolution denouncing white nationalists and neo-Nazis.

Small toy makers: Death of Toys 'R' Us leaves a 'big hole'


BRIEF-Terravest Industries To Make A Substantial Issuer Bid For Its Shares And Debentures



A decade later, three lessons from the financial crisis

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)


Fight over U.S. spending bill rekindles immigration debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As another U.S. government funding deadline looms, a huge spending bill is ground zero in the latest battle between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over President Donald Trump’s push to toughen immigration policy.


State Street's Kumar wants answers on shareholder rights

BOSTON (Reuters) - State Street Corp wants answers from companies that lack such things as independent board leaders or equal voting rights for investors, a top executive at the asset manager said,...

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Burn It Down, Rex

The grown-ups on the way out of Trump’s White House should tell us what they saw.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes Putin So Popular at Home? His Reputation Abroad

The truth is, Russia’s president would win this weekend’s election even without manipulating the ballot.

United States Economy

Why the Tax Law Might Make Your Car Payments Go Up

The United States just started another epic borrowing binge. And if you borrow money — through a credit card, a mortgage or an auto loan — you could end up paying the price.


Former Qualcomm chairman explores long-shot bid for U.S. chip maker: sources

(Reuters) - Former Qualcomm Inc Chairman Paul Jacobs has informed its board of directors that he will seek to partner with investment firms to make an offer for the U.S. semiconductor company, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.


S&P defends ratings methods in Australian derivatives lawsuit

SYDNEY, March 16 (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard & Poor's was expected on Friday to defend its ratings as transparent and in line with regulations in an Australian lawsuit in which it is accused of going soft on products that caused significant investment losses.

United States Politics and Government

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says

Over the last year, Russian hackers have gone from infiltrating business networks of energy, water and nuclear plants to worming their way into control rooms.


BRIEF-‍Blueknight Statement On Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Policy Revision​


Trump uses 'bowling ball test' to make odd point

President Donald Trump accused Japan of using a "bowling ball test" to cheat US auto companies out of selling cars to Japanese consumers. CNN's Jeanne Moos looks at how social media reacted.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

Before the dust has settled on a plan to introduce sweeping tariffs on foreign metals, the White House is readying another major trade action.


Colonial Pipeline to pay Alabama $3.3 million for 2016 spills: state official

(Reuters) - Colonial Pipeline Co will pay $3.3 million to the state of Alabama to cover damages and penalties from an explosion and a spill on its gasoline line in 2016, the state's attorney general said on Thursday.


Tillerson to talk soon with successor nominee Pompeo: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fired U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to speak soon with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has been nominated to succeed him, the State Department said on Thursday.

United States Politics and Government

White House Memo: ‘There Will Always Be Change,’ Trump Says as More Personnel Shake-Ups Loom

The president, who is famously fickle, appears to have soured on additional members of his senior leadership team, and some people around him are convinced he could make more moves soon.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributors: Is Trump Giving Authoritarianism a Bad Name?

Support for a “strong” leader has dropped in America — but retains a foothold in the G.O.P.

United States Politics and Government

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

The court order is the first known time the special counsel has ordered that documents directly related to the president’s businesses be turned over.

Maryland's state song calls Northerners 'scum.' That may change soon

For almost eight decades, the official state song of Maryland has been a Confederate ballad whose lyrics call Unionists "Northern scum" and President Abraham Lincoln a "despot" and a "tyrant."


White House seeks to make personal income tax cut permanent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are seeking to make temporary personal income tax cuts passed last year permanent, White House spokesman Raj Shah said on...


U.S. lawmakers: Trump administration risks losing the information war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Influential Republican U.S. lawmakers joined Democrats to urge President Donald Trump on Thursday to take action - including spending millions of dollars allocated by Congress and staffing a key "information warfare" unit - to stop Russian efforts to undermine American national security in cyberspace.

The 'Bachelor' bargain fans make

Stories about "Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure" have described revelations in reporter Amy Kaufman's unauthorized, behind-the-scenes book about the popular show as "shocking" and "surprising."


Norway's Scatec Solar says three projects caught in South Africa row

OSLO (Reuters) - Three solar plants planned by Norway's Scatec Solar were among 27 energy deals blocked by a South African court on Tuesday when it agreed to hear a legal challenge by a group loyal to ousted President Jacob Zuma, the firm said on Thursday.


U.S. three-month LIBOR/OIS spread widens beyond 50 bps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of stress in the U.S. money markets grew to its highest level in more than six years on Thursday, bolstering the risk of further increase in the costs for banks and other...


The lives of three men show why Syria’s rebels are losing

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The war has cost one man part of his liver and intestines. Another his home and work. A third his homeland and studies.

Couple killed in crash while fleeing immigration agents

A couple was killed in a crash while trying to flee from federal immigration agents in California, police said.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Vow on Welfare Faces an Uncertain Future

Disagreement among Republicans as well as the president’s ambivalence have helped thwart a favorite conservative proposal.

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.

Unilever NV

Unilever to Make Netherlands Its Sole Headquarters, in Blow to Britain

The consumer products giant has had headquarters in both London and Rotterdam, the Netherlands, but is moving to simplify its corporate structure.


BRIEF-Frankly Says Lawsuit Against Co by Gannaway Entertainment, Albert Gannaway III, Samantha Gannaway Dismissed



Auto parts maker Magna invests $200 million in Lyft

(Reuters) - Canadian automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc said on Wednesday it will invest $200 million in Lyft Inc and work with the U.S. ride-hailing firm to manufacture self-driving cars.


Oklahoma to become first U.S. state to use nitrogen gas for executions

(Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to start using nitrogen gas for executions, officials said on Wednesday, in what would be the first such method of capital punishment in the United States.


Harper Lee estate sues Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' play

(Reuters) - The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has sued the producer of an upcoming Broadway adaptation, arguing that writer Aaron Sorkin's script deviates too much from the beloved novel about race relations in the Depression-era U.S. South.


Halep prevails in three sets to advance to semi-finals

(Reuters) - Romanian world number one Simona Halep overcame strong winds and a determined Petra Martic of Croatia to advance to the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals with a three-set victory on Wednesday.

How makeup is changing masculinity

A youthful male model rubs moisturizer between his palms. He then applies it to his face, pats on some tinted moisturiser, dots concealer under his eyes and buffs on powder to set.


Britain needs tougher law to tackle 'air quality catastrophe': lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should introduce new, more ambitious legislation to tackle poor air quality after failing to deal with the problem, lawmakers said on Thursday.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Want to Dive Into the Trump Job Pool? Ask Me Anything

The career counselor has the answers.


U.S. lawmakers seek overhaul of overseas food aid rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers launched their latest effort on Wednesday to ease restrictions on international food assistance programs, which they say would free hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get aid to millions more hungry people around the world.


Film maker George Lucas breaks ground on LA narrative museum

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars" film maker George Lucas broke ground on his new $1 billion story-telling museum on Wednesday, saying it will embrace art of all kinds.

Lawmakers knock White House for lackluster security clearance response

A pair of bipartisan lawmakers faulted the White House for a lackluster response to a letter requesting information on security clearance procedures on Wednesday.


Automakers knew earlier of Takata air bag issues: court documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co , Volkswagen AG , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Daimler AG knew of problems with Takata air bag inflators and should have moved faster to recall vehicles, according to company documents cited on Wednesday by owners suing the automakers.


Automakers knew earlier of Takata air bag issues -court documents

WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Daimler AG knew of problems with Takata air bag inflators and should have moved faster to recall vehicles, according to company documents cited on Wednesday by owners suing the automakers.

Writing and Writers

Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version of ‘Mockingbird’

The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

United States Politics and Government

Conor Lamb Wins Pennsylvania House Seat and Shows Democrats the Way Into Trump Country

Democrat Conor Lamb’s performance in a Southwestern Pennsylvania House race rattled Republicans and showed Democrats how to win back Trump voters.


South Dakota sues opioid makers as litigation swells

(Reuters) - South Dakota on Wednesday sued three major drugmakers, accusing them of deceptively marketing prescription opioids and contributing to a nationwide epidemic.

Loophole would protect self-driving car companies from lawsuits

These students didn't walk out to protest tougher gun laws

For 17 minutes, as classrooms across the country emptied and students streamed into school yards, Noah Borba stayed put.

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.

Smart money moves to make in your 20s, 30s and 40s

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Strong Performance by Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania Shakes Trump and G.O.P.

Voters who turned out for Donald Trump in 2016 appeared to turn on his chosen House candidate Tuesday, helping Conor Lamb, the Democrat, take a slight lead.


Lens: Pictures From The Times to Make You Face ‘Hard Truths’

The work of five freelance photographers on assignment for The New York Times is on display now at an exhibition at Sotheby’s in London.


German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term as chancellor

BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers voted on Wednesday to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she leads a fragile coalition with her standing diminished.

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.

What the bombs tell us about their maker

Details about the deadly bombings in Austin remain scarce, but one thing is clear, experts say: whoever made the bomb knew what they were doing.

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Tariffs Make Boeing a Potential Target in a Trade War

As a massive manufacturing exporter, the aerospace giant is particularly vulnerable to retaliation from China, a major customer.

United States Politics and Government

In California, Trump Attacks Jerry Brown and ‘Sanctuary Policies’

In his first visit as president to California, President Trump attacked the Democratic governor and called on Congress to punish jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.


Three men charged with Minnesota mosque bombing

(Reuters) - Three men from a rural Illinois community were arrested on Tuesday and charged in the 2017 bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis and the attempted bombing of an Illinois abortion clinic, U.S. prosecutors said.


Lawsuit says Miley Cyrus stole 'We Can't Stop,' seeks $300 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus was sued for $300 million on Tuesday by a Jamaican songwriter who said the pop singer's 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years earlier, and that she is infringing his copyright.

United States Politics and Government

Republican Leading House’s Russia Inquiry Softens a Key Finding

Representative K. Michael Conaway of Texas had said the Russians hadn’t favored Donald J. Trump’s candidacy. But on Tuesday, he said it was a matter of interpretation.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Contributor: Samantha Power: How Mike Pompeo Could Save the State Department

He can’t change the president, but he can get back to trying to solve problems in the real world.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Eyes Replacing His Veterans Affairs Secretary With His Energy Chief

President Trump, looking to broaden the shake-up of his cabinet, has spoken to Energy Secretary Rick Perry about taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Interior Design and Furnishings

The ‘Weird Al Yankovic of Drag’ Gets an Extreme Home Makeover

Jackie Beat’s five-bedroom suburban showplace was decorated with inspiration from “Planet of the Apes,” “Carrie” and other pop-culture touchstones.

Uber exec: White men need to 'make noise' about diversity

EPA's proposed repeal will make Americans sicker

Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is in the midst of a process to repeal the Clean Power Plan, adopted in 2015 as the first national strategy to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Taking steps to reduce carbon pollution, as outlined in the Clean Power Plan, not only limits this major driver of climate change, but reduces other toxic air pollution from power plants at the same time.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: As White House’s Revolving Door Whirls, Chaos Is the Only Constant

Anyone looking for a pattern should focus squarely on the man behind the desk in the Oval Office. “I like conflict,” President Trump said.

Opinion: Trump remakes America in his own image: Angry, hateful and afraid

Donald Trump seems determined to make America ugly again.


Goldman moves Spanish dealmaker to Madrid ahead of Brexit: sources

LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs is moving one of its senior London-based dealmakers to Madrid as part of a plan to strengthen its European network ahead of Brexit, sources familiar with the matter said.


Austrian far-right chief, TV anchor settle lawsuit over fake news jibe

VIENNA (Reuters) - The far-right deputy leader of Austria's government has agreed to apologize and pay damages to a top news anchor after accusing him and national broadcaster ORF of lying, the presenter said on Tuesday, announcing a settlement.

United States International Relations

Editorial: Trump May Make America Miss Rex Tillerson

Tillerson eviscerated the State Department, but his replacement, Mike Pompeo, will encourage the president’s hot-headed hawkishness.

Ex-diplomat: says Tillerson's public firing makes my head explode

Tuesday's public firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, by presidential tweet no less, is a bizarre and veritable head-exploder.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Under Pompeo, a Foreign Policy That Fits the President’s Worldview

The man who would become secretary of state opposes the nuclear deal with Iran and doubts North Korea will give up its nuclear arsenal through negotiations.

United States Politics and Government

John McEntee, Trump Aide, Is Forced Out Over Security Issue, but Joins Re-election Campaign

Mr. McEntee, who was President Trump’s personal assistant, was forced out after his security clearance was revoked, but he will join the campaign as a senior adviser.

United States Politics and Government

Mike Pompeo, a Hawk Who Pleased the President, Moves From Spying to Diplomacy

In his short tenure at the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo has brought a more openly political approach. But his clout at the White House was welcomed at the agency.

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.


AMD chips may have security flaws, report says

(Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices is investigating a report that some of its processors have security vulnerabilities, the U.S. chipmaker said on Tuesday.


CIA's Pompeo brings insider's touch to secretary of state role

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo, if confirmed as the next secretary of state, would bring a number of assets to his new role as the top U.S. diplomat: the confidence of President Donald Trump, government experience and an insider's knowledge of Congress and the federal bureaucracy.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Answers Questions on Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo: Full Transcript

President Trump answered questions about the shake-up in his administration.

Demi Lovato goes makeup-free for Vogue

Singer Demi Lovato removes her makeup in a #AmericanWomen video for Vogue magazine.

Tillerson didn't get to speak with Trump and is unaware of the reason for his firing, State official says

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Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo

Rex W. Tillerson, a former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, had been among President Trump’s most well-regarded cabinet choices. He is replaced by Mike Pompeo, currently the C.I.A. director.

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.


An Old Paris Museum Makes a New Name for Itself

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, founded in 1864, rebranded itself in January to spotlight its diverse collection and its “three kingdoms” of Mode, Arts and Design.


With immigration on his mind, Trump heads to California

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will bring a tough message on illegal immigration to California on Tuesday, taking aim at "sanctuary cities" in his first visit in office to the heavily Democratic state that has served as a base of resistance to many of his policies.

GOP lawmaker: CIA got it wrong

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) says the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee will show that the "CIA got it wrong" about collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Democrats Can’t Win if They Don’t Run

Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district is a reminder of why it’s important to run candidates in every race.

United States Politics and Government

Despite Mueller’s Push, House Republicans Declare No Evidence of Collusion

House Intelligence Committee Republicans are ending their investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, saying the Trump campaign did not collude with the Kremlin.

United States Politics and Government

White House Aides Blur the Legal Lines Between Partisans and Public Servants

At least eight complaints have been filed against White House officials since President Trump’s inauguration for potential violations of the Hatch Act.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Columnist: Good Leaders Make Good Schools

Principals are the key to success.


Trump ex-aide Manafort's lawyer to seek dismissal of oligarch's lawsuit

(Reuters) - The lawyer defending U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort against a Russian oligarch's allegations of fraud will seek to dismiss the case, he said on Monday.

United States Politics and Government

U.S. Braces for Return of Terrorist Safe Havens to Afghanistan

Officials have justified the war in Afghanistan as necessary to stopping extremists who targeted American interests. But the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and the Taliban all have a foothold.

Secretaries of state slam provision to allow Secret Service at polling places

More than a dozen secretaries of state slammed a rider attached to legislation to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security that would allow Secret Service to be dispatched to polling places nationwide during a federal election.

United States Politics and Government

Conceding to N.R.A., Trump Abandons Brief Gun Control Promise

After a made-for-television moment in which he appeared to embrace expansive gun control, President Trump completed his walk-back on Monday.


EU lawmakers roast Juncker over 'stitch-up' promotion of aide

BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Parliament savaged EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday for promoting his chief aide to the top of the EU civil service, saying it smacked of cronyism and would fuel mounting public distrust.


In bow to NRA, Trump throws gun purchase age to states, courts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday he put off action on raising the minimum age for gun purchases, one of several measures he had backed after the latest U.S. school shooting but skirted after heavy opposition from gun rights groups.


BRIEF-IntelGenx Clarifies Recent Preliminary 2018 Proxy Statement Filing



Data breach victims can sue Yahoo in the United States: judge

(Reuters) - Yahoo has been ordered by a federal judge to face much of a lawsuit in the United States claiming that the personal information of all 3 billion users was compromised in a series of data breaches.

United States Politics and Government

After Putin Raises Jews, Democrats Implore Trump to Extradite Russians

Democrats on Monday begged President Trump to press the extradition of 13 Russians indicted on a charge of interfering in the 2016 election after Putin blamed “Jews.”

Daniels to make new claims about Trump in upcoming interview


British PM May to make statement about nerve attack on Russian spy

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will bring Britain's parliament up to date on the investigation into a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on Monday, and one senior lawmaker expected her to point the finger of blame at Moscow.

Education Secretary struggles to answer questions about schools in her home state

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbled her way through a tense portion of her interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night, struggling to answer some basic questions about schools in her home state of Michigan and admitting that she does not "intentionally" visit underperforming schools.


Trading in Samsung Elec to be halted for three days before stock split - Korea Exchange

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's stock exchange said on Monday that trading in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's shares will be halted for three days before the stock is split.


S&P accused of weakening ratings model to win business in landmark Australian lawsuit

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard and Poor's weakened its risk assessment criteria to win business and turn out high ratings on opaque debt products that started to unwind during the global financial crisis, an Australian court heard on Monday.


Artificial intelligence can make power firms more efficient: consultancy

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Utilities can increase their efficiency by using more artificial intelligence (AI) technology, such as software to predict demand swings in the power grid or to control home appliances, consultancy Roland Berger said.


Exclusive: Mexican state pension fund spent millions on failing builder - sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's state workers' pension fund plowed more than $20 million into ICA and became the largest shareholder as the builder spiraled toward insolvency, according to people familiar with the matter, with the fund's investment set to be wiped out in a restructuring.


Trump pulls back from big changes to gun laws after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will support a modest set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he had considered after the country's latest mass school shooting, senior officials told reporters on Sunday.

Nuclear Weapons

News Analysis: How Trump’s Disdain for the Iran Deal Makes a North Korea Pact Even Harder

As President Trump prepares to negotiate with the North, it will be watching closely as he decides whether to abandon the landmark 2015 Iran accord.

Three people are in critical condition after the aircraft went down in New York's East River, official says

A helicopter crashed into New York's East River on Sunday night, the city's fire department said.


Chinese state media defends removing presidential term limits

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Monday attacked critics of ending presidential term limits, which effectively now allows President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, saying the key to China's path was following the Communist Party.

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.

How to fund a British stately home in the 21st century

Imagine if your home had turrets, a ballroom, or a maze in the garden. Some people's homes have all those things. But while life in a palace -- or a castle -- might sound like a fairytale existence, it costs a princely sum of money to run a stately home.


Trump narrows down approach to gun laws after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will support a tailored set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he had considered after the country's latest mass school shooting, senior officials told reporters on Sunday.

Opioid makers are paying doctors huge sums of money

As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or she makes.


Israel's Elbit to buy state-owned IMI Systems for 1.8 bln shekels

JERUSALEM, March 11 (Reuters) - The Israeli government said on Sunday it was selling weapons manufacturer IMI Systems to Elbit Systems for 1.8 billion shekels ($523 million).


UK says to respond appropriately if foreign state poisoned ex-spy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will respond "appropriately" if a foreign state is found to have been involved in the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England a week ago, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.


South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement expected within six weeks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a lawyer and industry group said on Sunday.


Estate of Oklahoma man killed by reserve deputy to receive $6 million

(Reuters) - Officials in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, have agreed to pay a record $6 million to the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot in 2015 by a white volunteer sheriff's deputy who thought his pistol was a Taser, federal court documents showed.

United States International Relations

Trump to Make First Visit as President to Latin America

The itinerary will include Peru, where President Trump will attend a summit meeting with leaders who have criticized his policies on immigration, and Colombia.

Jeff Sessions embraces his immigration super powers

The US immigration courts are set up to give the attorney general substantial power to almost single-handedly direct how immigration law is interpreted in this country -- and Jeff Sessions is embracing that authority.

United States Politics and Government

The Man Who Knew Too Little

The most ignorant man in America knows that Donald Trump is president — but that’s about it. Living a liberal fantasy is complicated.


In state media, China presents itself as crucial to U.S.-North Korea talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China helped bring about a dramatic easing of tensions between the United States and North Korea, according state media outlets, adding evidence that the government sees itself as a central player in any agreement despite largely sitting on the sidelines so far.


Gunman and three hostages found dead at California veterans home

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - Three women and a gunman who held them hostage at a California veterans home were found dead late on Friday, bringing a tragic end to an all-day standoff with police at the sprawling facility, authorities said.


Gunman holed up at California veterans home with three hostages

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - A gunman who once served in the U.S. military opened fire on Friday inside a California home for disabled and aging war veterans, where he took three hostages and was holding police at bay as negotiators sought to make contact with him for several hours, authorities said.


Trump's tariffs could hit U.S. state, city budgets: S&P

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could result in economic growth that is slower than states assumed in their budget forecasts, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday.

Florida lawmaker tells teens that 'adults make the laws'

Florida Rep. Elizabeth Porter turned heads when she compared children calling for gun control to children calling for 'no homework,' during a speech about gun reform on the statehouse floor.


U.S. states with more support for midwives have better birth outcomes

(Reuters Health) - States with laws that make it easier for midwives to care for pregnant women and deliver babies may have better birth outcomes than states where it’s harder for midwives to provide care, a recent study suggests.

The deal Trump mustn't make with North Korea

United States Politics and Government

The Little-Known Trade Adviser Who Wields Enormous Power in Washington

President Trump has threatened to blow up global trade rules. Robert Lighthizer is the one who knows where to plant the explosives.


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.


New York governor requests to exclude state from offshore drilling program

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday said he had formally asked for the state to be excluded from a federal offshore drilling program that he said would threaten its ocean resources and endanger efforts toward a cleaner energy economy.

United States Politics and Government

Washington Memo: The President and the Porn Star: A Story’s Slow Rise Above the Din

For nearly two months, Stormy Daniels has not been the biggest story out of the Trump White House. Is that changing?

Some West Virginia schools are canceling spring break to make up for strike days

West Virginia schools are scrambling to make up the days that were missed during the teachers' strike, and some have canceled spring break to get back on schedule.


Toymakers tumble as Toys 'R' Us prepares to liquidate

(Reuters) - Shares of Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc , the two largest U.S. toymakers, tumbled on Friday after reports that key customer Toys 'R' Us Inc is preparing for potential liquidation, six months after filing for bankruptcy.


Bitcoin falls to lowest level in three-and-a-half weeks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $9,000 on Friday to its lowest level in 3-1/2 weeks on concerns about regulatory clamp down around the world following cases of large thefts of digital currencies.