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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.


Turkey detains more than 100 suspected PKK members ahead of Newroz spring festival

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained more than 100 suspected Kurdish militants on suspicion of planning illegal demonstrations or plotting attacks for the Newroz spring festival, police, state media and a security source said.

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.

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.

We ignore Iraq War lessons at our peril


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.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Can Californians Drive Less?

Monday: Cities divided over recreational marijuana, a church for the Instagram era and a ban on reading while walking.


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.

Fourth winter storm in 3 weeks to hit East Coast

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


Putin wins another six years at Russia's helm in landslide victory

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.


Melting snow and heavy rain leave Croatia hit by floods

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia declared a state of emergency on Sunday in its central Kosinj valley after the Lika river flooded, cutting off road access to about 500 people and leaving some villages without electricity.

Interior Department

Offshore Drilling Companies Want Less Regulation. But Safety Problems Persist.

The Interior Department conducted surprise inspections in the Gulf of Mexico last week after an alert about “potentially catastrophic” crane accidents.

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.

Here's what you missed in less than a day in Washington

While a good deal of America was likely focused on Friday's NCAA upset, the nation's capital was entrenched in its own kind of March Madness.

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.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

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.

Opinion: John Bolton's mustache is more qualified than he is

News outlets have reported that President Donald Trump has decided to replace his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster. Trump is supposedly waiting to announce the decision until he can find a good next posting for McMaster, who remains an active-duty Army general.

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.

New York Times

Quebec Road Trip: The Meal Began With a Foie Gras Cake. It Ended With Snow and Maple Syrup.

How to unlock Quebec’s identity? One way is through its food, Dan Bilefsky finds.


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.


A Word With: Bill Hader Kills With More Than Just Kindness on His New HBO Show

Mr. Hader, the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus, talks about taking on the unlikely role of a hit man in his new HBO comedy series, “Barry.”

Mysterious Denisovans interbred with modern humans more than once

Neanderthals, Denisovans and our ancestors were mixing and mingling a long time ago -- and some of our genetics can be traced back to these archaic humans.

Helping America's mobile homeless

Every day, when Ebony Rhodes worked her shift at an Atlanta discount store, she felt guilty.


A decade later, three lessons from the financial crisis

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


Air strike on Syria's eastern Ghouta kills 12, wounds more than 100 - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday Russian air strikes on the Syrian rebel-held village of Kafr Batna in eastern Ghouta killed 12 civilians and wounded more than 100 others.


CK Hutchison posts higher-than-expected annual profit

HONG KONG, March 16 (Reuters) - CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd on Friday reported a 6 percent rise in annual profit, and said billionaire Li Ka-shing would step down as chairman of the ports-to-telecoms conglomerate after the annual general meeting.

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.”


Haas calls time on career spanning more than two decades

(Reuters) - Former world number two Tommy Haas officially announced his retirement from tennis at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Thursday, ending a career that spanned more than two decades.


Ruthless Federer sends Chung packing, faces Coric next

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


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.


Review: Meredith Monk, Still Peerless at Shocking Serenity

“Cellular Songs,” Ms. Monk’s latest evening-length work for herself and her ensemble, meditates on individual flourishing and collective belonging.


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.


Beijing WKW Automotive Parts to invest more than $2 billion in new car project

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Beijing WKW Automotive Parts plans to invest about 16 billion yuan ($2.53 billion) in a new energy car project, to cash in on the increasing popularity of environmentally friendly vehicles as part of China's efforts to cut pollution.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations

Victims of Political Violence Want More Than Handshake From Kenyan Leaders

The country’s political rivals have pledged to work together, but the people who suffered violence during their prolonged battles feel forgotten and betrayed.

Cyberwarfare and Defense

A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.

Petrochemical companies were hit by a series of cyberassaults last year. The worst of them, against a widely used safety system, could have set off an explosion.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Exclusive: U.S. Kept Silent About Its Role in Another Firefight in Niger

Two months after four American soldiers were killed in the West African country, a group of Green Berets and local forces killed 11 ISIS militants in a previously undisclosed battle.

'The Crown's' queen paid less than prince

Producers of Netflix series "The Crown" say actress Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth, was paid less than co-star Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip.

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.


UPDATE 1-Icahn representative to AIG board will not seek another term -filing

March 14 (Reuters) - Samuel Merksamer, who represents billionaire Carl Icahn on the board of American International Group Inc, will not seek re-election to the post at the insurer's annual meeting in May, the company said in a filing on Wednesday.


Op-Ed Contributor: Hot Times in the Arctic

As temperatures turned unusually warm, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean reached new lows, offering a warning for the future.

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.

See 'Elsa' rescue snowed-in police wagon

After a police wagon got stuck in a snow bank in Boston, a man dressed as Elsa from Disney's "Frozen" came to the rescue.

Curry on his wife: She's ruthless

Taking a lesson from the Japanese 'love hotel'

Whether you and your significant other are in a room specifically catering to your libido or in a cheap roadside inn, just one night away from home can give your sex life a boost.


Lufthansa extends contract of CEO Carsten Spohr

BERLIN (Reuters) - German airline group Lufthansa has extended the contract of its Chief Executive Carsten Spohr for a further five years, with the manager set to report another record year in terms of financial results later this week.


BRIEF-Walmart to expand online grocery delivery to more than 40 pct of U.S. households by end of 2018


Foy, Claire (1984- )

Claire Foy, Queen on ‘The Crown,’ Was Paid Less Than Her On-Screen Husband

Producers acknowledged that Ms. Foy, who earned a Golden Globe and Emmy for her role as Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip.

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.


Royal pay gap? 'The Crown''s Queen Elizabeth paid less than her prince

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even royals, it seems, may suffer from the gender pay gap.

No thanks: The one person Tillerson didn't thank

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked the American people, his State Department staff and the nation's extensive network of diplomats in his farewell statement on Tuesday.

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.

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.

Customs (Tariff)

The Conversation: Storm Over Pennsylvania

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

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: To Fight China on Trade, We Need More Than Tariffs

Broad tariffs alone won’t do anything to stop China’s unfair practices. The U.S. should use every tool in its arsenal.


'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.

Moms still earn less than childless women

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

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


Oil prices fall on relentless rise in U.S. crude output

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Tuesday, extending falls from the previous day, as the relentless rise in U.S. crude output weighed on markets.

Lead exposure deaths in US 10 times higher than thought

Lead exposure may be responsible for nearly 10 times more deaths in the United States than previously thought, according to a new study.

Tillerson goes farther than White House and condemns Russia for UK nerve agent attack

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a harsh condemnation of Russia following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom last week, going further than the White House's response stopping short of pinning blame for the attack on Moscow.

New England States (US)

Relentless Weather: More Snow as Another Nor’easter Takes Aim

New England braced for another storm, its third in two weeks. Schools, flights and trains were canceled, as weary residents prepared for a rerun.


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.


Bringing the Sistine Chapel to Life, With the Vatican’s Blessing

An impresario known for his ceremonies at Olympic Games is recreating one of the world’s great masterpieces. Will the spectacle appeal to tourists and Romans?

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.

Americans are having less sex

Today, sex seems more available to us than ever before. With just a swipe on their phones, singles can schedule their next hookup, while committed couples have an apparent "sure thing" every night. This is also known as "the marriage advantage."

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.

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.

Putin 'couldn't care less' if Russian citizens meddled in US election

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he "couldn't care less" if Russian citizens tried to meddle in the 2016 US election because, he claimed, the perpetrators weren't linked to the Kremlin.

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.

New England States (US)

New England Braces for Third Nor’easter in Less Than Two Weeks

As New England recovers from the latest in a string of winter storms, more snow is in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

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.


‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies ‘The Bachelor’ With Another Kind of Breakup

“S.N.L.” took some unusual cultural detours this weekend, beginning with a “Bachelor” spoof centered on Robert Mueller, the special counsel.


California man arrested for killing one police officer, wounding another

(Reuters) - A California man was arrested Saturday after a 15-hour standoff with a police SWAT team and charged with killing one police officer and wounding another, authorities said.

‘Is There Anything More Fun Than a Trump Rally?’

In a 75-minute performance in western Pennsylvania, it was President Trump, vintage 2016: rambling and fiery, boastful and jocular — the part of being president that he loves perhaps the most.

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?

The suspect is barricaded in a Pomona, California, apartment after fatally shooting one officer and wounding another, officials say

A standoff between police and an armed suspect that killed one officer and wounded another remains underway Saturday morning in Pomona, California, near Los Angeles, more than 12 hours after it began.

Opinion: God bless these doctors in Canada

When I read that some physicians in the Canadian province of Quebec have signed a petition to halt salary increases, I was in the middle of a busy day seeing patients at my office in southern New Jersey. I turned to the doctor I share an office with and said, "Can you believe this? Doctors in Canada want to give up portions of their salaries," I said. She turned to me looking bewildered. "Why?" she asked. "Well, they want the money to be redistributed to help other health care providers and patients."

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.

Van Jones: Women in prison deserve better than this

There is a powerful movement taking shape to stand up on behalf of some of our country's most silenced and vulnerable women -- the more than 200,000 women and girls who live behind bars in our prisons and jails. That movement has shown its strength from the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. to the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix, and beyond.


Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless

FARRELL, Penn. (Reuters) - Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry - now he worries President Trump's tariffs on imports of the metal will cost him his job.


RPT-Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless

FARRELL, Penn., March 9 (Reuters) - Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry - now he worries President Trump's tariffs on imports of the metal will cost him his job.


BRIEF-Genocea Biosciences Says Jonathan Poole Delivered Resignation As CFO


More than 25,000 people may have been exposed to mumps

More than 25,000 people who attended a national cheerleading competition last month in Dallas may have been exposed to mumps, state health officials said.

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.

Clifford, Stephanie

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.


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.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: The Stormy Daniels Scandal Gets Serious

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

Traffic Accidents and Safety

Big City: Reckless Driving and the Limits of Vision Zero

The death of two children crossing a busy street in Brooklyn suggests that the war on pedestrian fatalities is really a war against unfit motorists.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Trump’s Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Another Pledge to Do What Nobody Else Can

President Trump has claimed that he can achieve what has eluded his predecessors through the force of his own personality, but so far, he has little to show for that.

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."

Clifford, Stephanie (1979- )

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.

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Latest Tariff Strategy: Less Trade War, and More Let’s Make a Deal

Exceptions for Canada and Mexico suggest that it’s a tactic to renegotiate Nafta.

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.


Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in

OSLO (Reuters) - Global fisheries output will slump by 20 percent by 2300 and by 60 percent in the worst-hit North Atlantic region if governments fail to slow long-term global warming, a U.S. team of scientists said on Thursday.


Hold the iPhone! Amazon primed to be larger than Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc, the world's most valuable publicly listed company, is in danger of being beaten by Inc to the $1 trillion mark.


Snapchat owner to cut more than 120 engineers

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 (Reuters) - Snapchat owner Snap Inc will cut just over 120 engineers and reorganize its engineering team, according to a company memo seen by Reuters on Thursday.


U.S. jobless claims back off 48-year low; layoffs declining

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded last week from a more than 48-year low, but the trend continued to point to robust labor market conditions.


U.S. weekly jobless claims bounce back from 48-year low

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded last week from a more than 48-year low, but the trend continued to point to robust labor market conditions.


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.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Story of the Snowman

Thursday: The evolution of snow sculptures, the Antiquarian Book Fair, and your favorite storm activities.

Organized Labor

West Virginia Walkouts a Lesson in the Power of a Crowd-Sourced Strike

With their victory after a nine-day walkout, West Virginia teachers demonstrated a new model for collective labor action beyond the traditional parameters of unions.

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.


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.

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.

What are the chances of another President Kennedy?

Could a Kennedy become president again? That question has hovered over American politics for more than a half century.

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?

One student dead and another wounded in accidental shooting, police say

Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal time at a high school in Birmingham, Alabama, the city school district said.


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 and Snowstorms

How Thundersnow Happens: With Considerable Difficulty

There are three ways thundersnow can develop in the United States, but it always brings the element of surprise.


Clashes, machete attack kill more than 20 in central Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 20 people have died in clashes between herders and farmers in central Nigeria, police said, part of an outbreak of violence that has piled pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari less than a year before elections.


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.


U.S. trade deficit races to more than nine-year high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit increased to a more than nine-year high in January, with the shortfall with China widening sharply, suggesting that President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policies aimed at eradicating the deficit will likely fail.

The Bachelor (TV Program)

The Endless and Painful ‘Most Dramatic Finale Ever’ of ‘The Bachelor’

Happiness in love, and happiness watching TV, both come with a price.

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.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Why This Year’s Low Snowpack Doesn’t Indicate a Drought

Wednesday: The reservoirs are in good shape, Jeff Sessions teases a sanctuary city announcement, and Democrats put up more House candidates.

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.


U.S. trade deficit jumps to more than nine-year high

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit increased to a more than nine-year high in January, with the shortfall with China widening sharply, suggesting that President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policies are unlikely to have a material impact on the deficit.


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.

Northeastern States (US)

Questions and Answers on the Winter Storm

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

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.

Trump, Donald J

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.

Read Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

Cohn, Gary D

Another White House Exit: Gary Cohn

Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, plans to resign. He opposed the president’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Qualcomm Inc

The U.S.-China Rivalry Is, More Than Ever, a Fight Over Tech

The conflict over access to emerging technologies has become painfully clear with the attempt at a hostile takeover of the American chip maker Qualcomm.

Scaramucci is going after Kelly with Trump's blessing, source says

President Donald Trump publicly derided reports Tuesday that chaos is engulfing the West Wing, but in private, the man who thrives on discord seems to be sowing some of it himself.

Homeless Persons

Nakesha Williams Died Homeless on a Manhattan Street. Should She Have Been Forced Into Treatment?

The Times’s story about a woman crippled by mental illness left many readers asking what could have been done under the law. An expert on homelessness offers some answers.


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.

'Sex and the City' star takes another step toward running for governor

Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon is reportedly gearing up to launch a progressive primary challenge to New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


Opioids no better than NSAIDs for chronic back or arthritis pain

(Reuters Health) - Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, a U.S. experiment suggests.


U.S. to provide more than $533 million in aid amid African conflicts, drought

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give more than $533 million in humanitarian aid for victims of conflicts and drought in Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and the West and Central African countries bordering Lake Chad, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

Another nor'easter threatens just days after 'bomb cyclone'

A strong winter storm is pummeling the Midwest on Tuesday and threatening to deliver gusty winds and heavy snow to the Northeast, where crews still are working to restore power to more than 100,000 customers after the weekend's deadly "bomb cyclone."


‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Snow Brings Rural U.K. to a Halt

Some remote villages, cut off for days by deep snows, are being supplied by military helicopters, while farmers are just now gauging their losses.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Another Nor’easter Approaches

Tuesday: More winter weather, Feminist Film Week, and a love triangle among hawks.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Lesson Here Is Listen to the Victim

In “A False Report,” T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong tell the story of a rape investigation that is comforting in its moral clarity.

United States Politics and Government

Ex-Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Says He Will Refuse Grand Jury Order. Unless He Doesn’t.

Mr. Nunberg set cable news and social media alight after he said he was subpoenaed to go before a grand jury, but was unlikely to appear or provide documents he was ordered to hand over.

Cochran, Thad

Senator Thad Cochran Announces Retirement, Opening Another G.O.P. Seat

Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the 10th-longest serving senator in American history, is resigning because of ill health, creating two races in his home state

Another anti-business decision by the CEO president


First Ray, Then Patsy, Now Joe. Another Pizza War Breaks Out.

Pizzerias have waged epic battles over the years in New York. The latest skirmish involves two pizzerias named Famous Joe’s — only one of which is owned by someone named Joe.


NYC Museums to Visit for $12 or Less

Don’t want to pay the Met’s $25 admission fee? Here’s a guide to free and low-cost museums in New York.


Women may be better suited to Formula E than F1, says Jorda

LONDON (Reuters) - Spanish racing driver Carmen Jorda has suggested women could be better suited to Formula E than Formula One because the all-electric cars are less physically challenging.


IAAF CEO Gers quits after less than 18 months in job

(Reuters) - IAAF chief executive officer Olivier Gers has resigned less than 18 months into his role to allow the global governing body of athletics to pursue a different commercial strategy, he said in a statement on Monday.

Mirror falls, kills 2-year-old inside a Payless

A 2-year-old girl has died after a mirror fell on top of her inside a Payless ShoeSource store in Riverdale, Georgia.


Heavy snow forces Polish climbers to call off historic winter ascent of K2

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish climbers said on Monday heavy snow and ominous weather forecasts had forced them to call off their attempt to climb the world's second highest peak, K2, in winter - one of last remaining big feats in mountaineering.


Thousands of British homes without water as snow thaw bursts pipes

LONDON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of households across Britain suffered water supply problems on Monday after pipes burst when snow thawed and normal weather conditions returned to the country.

Carson, Benjamin S

Ben Carson on His Vexing Reign at HUD: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than This

Mr. Carson has been whipsawed by a job he has found puzzling, with his goals undermined by his indecisiveness, his staffing mistakes and a president indifferent to his department’s mission.


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.

Customs (Tariff)

Trump Advisers Fervently Defend Tariffs (Unless They Change, That Is)

Top White House aides indicated some companies could be exempt from a plan to impose aluminum and steel tariffs even as they left room for the president to change his plans.

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.


Siemens Healthineers' IPO smaller than expected

BERLIN (Reuters) - German engineering group Siemens set the price range for the planned initial public offering (IPO) of its medical imaging and diagnostics business on Sunday, valuing the division at a smaller than expected 31 billion euros ($38.18 billion).


UPDATE 1-Siemens Healthineers' IPO smaller than expected

* Valuation had been expected at about 35 bln eur (Recasts with valuation, adds detail)


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.


Germany awaits coalition blessing from Social Democrat party members

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will learn on Sunday whether the Social Democrat (SPD) party's 464,000 members have voted in favor of a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, opening the way to a new government for Europe's economic powerhouse.


EU eyes tax on tech giants closer to 2 percent than 6 percent of revenue: Le Maire

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union this month will unveil plans to tax large global tech companies' revenue at a rate in the 2-to-6-percent range, though more likely closer to 2 than to 6 percent, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in a newspaper interview.


EU eyes tax on tech giants closer to 2 pct than 6 pct of revenue -Le Maire

PARIS, March 4 (Reuters) - The European Union this month will unveil plans to tax large global tech companies' revenue at a rate in the 2-to-6-percent range, though more likely closer to 2 than to 6 percent, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in a newspaper interview.

#MeToo Movement

Op-Ed Columnist: Hooray for Harvey-less Hollywood!

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein, will Hollywood let women into the boys’ club, or is it all wishful thinking?


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.

Homeless Persons

A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness

Nakesha Williams resisted help from social workers, friends and acquaintances, some who only knew her as a homeless woman, and others who knew of her past.


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.

Refugees and Displaced Persons

Why Italy’s Insular Election Is More Important Than It Looks

Before Sunday’s vote, Italy’s campaign, self-obsessed as it has been, brought into focus the political forces that portend badly for the European Union.


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.

Collective Bargaining

Editorial: West Virginia Teachers Give a Lesson in Union Power

While the Supreme Court considers crushing public sector unions, one group of workers is inspired by a tradition of solidarity.


Nor’easter Live Updates: A Dangerous Mix of Wind, Rain and Surging Seas

A sprawling coastal storm began to batter the East Coast, with weather officials warning people to “take this storm seriously.”


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.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: When Growing Old Is a Blessing

John Leland’s book “Happiness Is a Choice You Make” chronicles the unlikely virtues of aging.

Navarro: WH staff turnover worse than a McDonald's

CNN political commentator Ana Navarro slams the White House staff turnover rate, saying "I have never seen [talent] bleed out of McDonald's the way it bleeds out of this White house."

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.