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Ex-Minnesota officer charged with murdering Australian a flight risk: prosecutors

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the former Minnesota police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman in July represents a flight risk and should face high bail.


South Korea presidential office proposes two-term presidency, lower voting age

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korea presidential office on Thursday proposed a four-year, two-term presidency, as widely expected, saying the current five-year single-term presidency hails from the age of dictatorship.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Who’s Worse — Trump Lawyers or Their Client?

Here’s help making sense of the president’s legal team.

United States Politics and Government

F.B.I. Investigated Sessions for Possible Perjury Over Russia Denials

Andrew G. McCabe, whom Mr. Sessions fired last week, authorized the investigation. Mr. Sessions inaccurately testified that he had no contacts with Russians.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Australia Regulate Intra-Office Sex?

A sexual relationship between a minister and a staff member has become a firing offense, like corruption or a conflict of interest.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Talk Worries Me, Like the Talk Before the Iraq War

His cavalier approach reminds me of Cheney’s 15 years ago.

United States Politics and Government

Efforts to Secure Elections Moving Too Slow, Senators Tell Homeland Security Chief

“When I listen to your testimony, I hear no sense of urgency to really get on top of this issue,” one member of the Senate Intelligence Committee told Kirstjen Nielsen.

United States Politics and Government

Congressional Leaders Near Deal on Over $1 Trillion Spending Bill

Lawmakers must approve the bill by midnight Friday to avoid a government shutdown this weekend, which would be the third closure this year.

United States Politics and Government

Borrowing G.O.P. Playbook, Democratic States Sue the Government and Rack Up Wins

Democratic attorneys general are suing the Trump administration, just as their Republican counterparts sued the Obama administration. Each side has scored victories.


Lens: Capturing Photos of Corporate Office Life in 1970s America

A photographer set out to portray the cookie-cutter culture of corporate America's bygone days.

United States Politics and Government

White House Job Requirement: Signing a Nondisclosure Agreement

President Trump insisted on the agreements, but it’s an open secret in the West Wing they can’t be enforced.


Bayer wins EU approval for $62.5 billion Monsanto buy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German conglomerate Bayer won EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its $62.5 billion buy of U.S. peer Monsanto, the latest in a trio of mega mergers that will reshape the agrochemicals industry.


Minnesota officer charged with murdering Australian to appear in court

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman in July was expected to make his initial court appearance on Wednesday, the day after he was charged with murder.

Aides advised Trump in capital letters: DO NOT CONGRATULATE Putin, Washington Post reports

US President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election despite the warnings from multiple national security advisers and briefing materials that said "DO NOT CONGRATULATE," The Washington Post reported Tuesday evening.

United States Politics and Government

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.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Editorial: Trump’s Bluster on the Opioid Epidemic

In a speech this week, the president laid out a plan to address the crisis that was at turns thin on details and alarming in content.


Minnesota officer charged with murder in Australian's death

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman last July was arrested on Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, prosecutors said.


Minnesota officer charged with third-degree murder in Australian's death

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman last July was arrested on Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, prosecutors said.

Lone resource officer's quick action stopped school shooter within seconds

The school shooting was over in seconds. But it could have dragged on longer and proven deadlier were it not for the rapid response of a school resource officer.

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?


Maryland high school shooter dies after gunfight with officer: sheriff

GREAT MILLS, Md. (Reuters) - A 17-year-old student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning before dying after exchanging gunfire with a campus security officer, the county sheriff said.


Seattle Genetics' Hodgkin's lymphoma drug wins U.S. approval

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved Seattle Genetics Inc's Adcetris as part of a chemotherapy cocktail to treat advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma in newly diagnosed patients, opening up a key market for the drugmaker.


UPDATE 1-Seattle Genetics' Hodgkin's lymphoma drug wins U.S. approval

March 20 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved Seattle Genetics Inc's Adcetris as part of a chemotherapy cocktail to treat advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma in newly diagnosed patients, opening up a key market for the drugmaker.

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.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Maryland School Shooting Suspect Is Dead After Confrontation With Officer

A student opened fire with a handgun, the sheriff said, wounding two students and exchanging gunfire with an officer who was stationed at the school.


Senators criticize U.S. support for Saudi campaign in Yemen as crown prince visits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators debated a resolution seeking an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen's civil war on Tuesday, the same day President Donald Trump was due to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House.

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.


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BRIEF-U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Awards Biopharmx Patent Protection For Novel Tetracycline-Class Topical Drug Compositions


Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Promotions, Not Punishments, for Officers Accused of Lying

Of the 81 cases in which a civilian review board found an officer had lied, the Police Department pursued “false statement” charges in only two.

Florida school resource officer had recommended committing Nikolas Cruz for mental health issues

A school resource officer initially recommended involuntarily committing Nikolas Cruz over mental health concerns about 18 months before Cruz shot students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, records show.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s High-Tech Dirty Tricksters

Undercover video shows the president’s digital consultants acting like thugs.

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.

Republican Party

How Top Republicans Reacted, or Didn’t, to Trump’s Tweets on Mueller

Some leading Republicans warned the president against firing the special counsel, but many had no response.

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.


Syria's Assad visits army in eastern Ghouta as rebels in talks

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited Syrian soldiers who appear close to defeating the last major opposition foothold near Damascus and met some of the many thousands of people uprooted during the government offensive.


'Black Panther' surpasses 'Tomb Raider' for fifth box office crown

LOS ANGELES, ( - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" has maintained its momentum at the domestic box office, winning its fifth consecutive weekend with $27 million from 3,834 locations.


Gaza security shuts mobile company's main office in PM bomb probe

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas-run security services in Gaza have shut down a cellular company's headquarters over its alleged failure to cooperate in their investigation of a suspected attempt to assassinate the Palestinian prime minister, security officials said on Sunday.

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?

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Mueller Wants Trump’s Business Records. What’s the Russia Connection?

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia. The company has a three-decade relationship with Moscow.

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.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions

Lack of candor is a fireable offense at the F.B.I., but Mr. McCabe’s last-minute dismissal from the agency was carried out against a highly politicized backdrop.

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

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.

Central Intelligence Agency

Spies, Not Diplomats, Take Lead Role in Planning Trump’s North Korea Meeting

The C.I.A.’s emergence as the primary player speaks to the influence of Mike Pompeo, the agency’s director, who has been nominated to replace Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.

Kelly and senior aides aim to quell more shake-up rumors

As rumors of yet another staff shakeup loom over the White House, chief of staff John Kelly and senior White House officials looked to assure their employees on Friday that no firings are imminent.

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.


Living With Cancer: Black Cancer Matters

A documentary shines a spotlight on the grim relationship between race and cancer.

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 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.

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.

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.

Video shows officer at Parkland HS

Newly released video shows Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson stood outside the school while the shooting was happening.


North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden amid summit speculation

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister landed in Sweden on Thursday for talks, prompting speculation that the two-day trip could lay the groundwork for a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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.

Police officer worked for 15 minutes to keep victim alive, mayor says

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.


Japan PM's office knew of possible problems with land deal documents

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office was aware in early March of potential problems with documents about a controversial land sale to a school operator with ties to Abe's wife, his top spokesman said on Thursday, amid suspicions of a cover-up.

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.

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.

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.


Review: ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Revisits a Notorious Hijacking

Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike are among the stars of this new drama about a 1976 terrorist attack and rescue.


Russia's Putin, in home straight of election campaign, visits Crimea

THE KERCH STRAIT/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Wednesday, touting his annexation of the peninsula to voters days before an election all but guaranteed to deliver him a second consecutive term in power.

Trump, Donald J

Trump, Pressured to Criticize Russia for Poisoning, Leaves Comment to Aides

The president, who was visiting California before heading to Missouri, came under pressure to join a NATO ally, Britain, in taking action in response to the attack on its soil.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe, a Symbol of Trump’s F.B.I. Ire, Faces Possible Firing

Mr. McCabe faces accusations that he was not forthcoming about F.B.I. media contacts. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviewing a recommendation that he be fired, just days before his retirement.

Bakeries and Baked Products

Food Matters: Vive le Croissant!

For years, no chef dared try to improve the most iconic French pastry. Now, though, a new generation of bakers is trying.


Italy's top pastry chef sweetens visits to the bank

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's top pastry chef, Iginio Massari, is banking on his latest patisserie to set a new trend, opening a shop full of sweet delights inside a branch of the country's biggest...

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.

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.

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.

Haspel, Gina

Gina Haspel, Trump’s Choice for C.I.A., Played Role in Torture Program

Ms. Haspel, the deputy director of the C.I.A., ran a secret prison in Thailand in 2002 where a Qaeda suspect was waterboarded.

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.


Honda, Ford to testify at U.S. Senate Takata hearing: aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives from Honda Motor Co , Ford Motor Co and Key Safety Systems will testify at a March 20 hearing on the ongoing massive Takata Corp air bag inflator recalls of more than 60 million vehicles, committee aides briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

Tillerson, Rex W

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.

United States International Relations

Japan Fears Being Left Behind by Trump’s Talks With Kim Jong-un

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cultivated close ties with President Trump, but appears sidelined on North Korea.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Pressured by Trump, A.T.F. Revisits Bump Stock Rules

In repeatedly promising that bump stocks would be banned, President Trump may have opened his Justice Department to lawsuits.

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.

Space and Astronomy

Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s Acting Administrator, to Retire as Trump’s Nominee Is Stalled

Mr. Lightfoot has filled in since the end of the Obama administration. The agency has never gone this long without a leader confirmed by the Senate.

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.


BRIEF-Torstar - ‍Officials From Competition Bureau Conducted Searches Of Corporate Offices


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.

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.”


BRIEF-Gilead Sciences Says John Mchutchison Appointed Chief Scientific Officer



Norway wealth fund and AXA to sell French office property

OSLO, March 12 (Reuters) - Norway's sovereign wealth fund and AXA have signed a deal to sell their a jointly-owned office property in the French city of Meudon, the fund's real estate unit said in a statement on Monday.

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.

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.


‘Black Panther’ Dominates ‘Wrinkle in Time’ at Box Office

“Wrinkle” finished well behind Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” which collected about $41.1 million in its fourth weekend for a new domestic total of $562 million.


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

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

Here's how the standoff started that left an officer dead

Before a suspect in the shooting of a California officer was accused of murder, before he barricaded himself in an apartment in a deadly overnight standoff, he was an alleged reckless driver.


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.

United States International Relations

Trump’s Abrupt ‘Yes’ to North Korea: The 45 Minutes That Could Alter History

How President Trump threw aside caution and agreed to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in a daring and risky diplomatic gambit to end a nuclear standoff.

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Warning Shot on Trade Risks Igniting a Wider Conflict

Whether President Trump has begun a trade war or merely a skirmish will depend on which nations win a reprieve from his tariffs, and which retaliate.

United States International Relations

Trump’s Unpredictability on Trade and North Korea Opens a Door for China

For allies who have long looked to the United States to provide security and stability, President Trump’s actions injected fresh uncertainty into strategic calculations in Asia.

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.

California officer dead as standoff continues

A standoff between police and an armed suspect that resulted in one officer's death and the wounding of another remains underway in Pomona, California, near Los Angeles.

There have been 17 officers shot to death in the first 10 weeks of this year

So far this year, 17 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot.

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.


Trump’s Military Parade Plans Come Into Focus: Planes, but No Tanks

The parade, scheduled for Veterans Day in Washington, will provide a history lesson with “an emphasis on the price of freedom,” according to a memo.

United States International Relations

Planning Begins for Kim Jong-un Meeting Some Trump Aides Believe Will Never Happen

The administration is already deliberating over the logistics and location of the meeting, which has still not been officially confirmed by 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.

Global Warming

The E.P.A Chief Wanted a Climate Science Debate. Trump’s Chief of Staff Stopped Him.

The idea for a military-style exercise to question climate science encountered widespread resistance within the administration, officials said.

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?

Deputy told officers to stay back as FL shooting was taking place, calls show

The armed resource officer for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who didn't enter the building where an active shooting was taking place said through his attorney that he thought the shots were coming from outside. But in dispatch audio of the incident, he said he had heard that it was "by, inside the 1200 building."


EXPLAINER-Comcast and Murdoch's Fox in regulatory race for Sky approval

LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) - Comcast's gatecrashing of Rupert Murdoch's eight-year campaign to buy pay-TV group Sky has sparked a regulatory race with 21st Century Fox .

United States International Relations

Opinion: Donald Trump’s Thoroughly American Foreign Policy

The president isn’t breaking with tradition. He’s exhibiting all of his country’s worst instincts.

United States International Relations

The Interpreter: 7 Big Things to Understand About Trump’s Talks With North Korea

Short term, the risk of war is reduced. But North Korea has already achieved a symbolic victory, while the U.S. may be set up for failure.

Frazier, Kenneth C

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

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


Comcast and Murdoch in regulatory race for Sky approval

LONDON (Reuters) - Comcast's gatecrashing of Rupert Murdoch's eight-year campaign to buy pay-TV group Sky has sparked a regulatory race with 21st Century Fox .

Officer resigns after beating and tasing suspected jaywalker

A western North Carolina police officer who resigned after a body camera video shows him hitting and using a Taser on a man suspected of jaywalking will face preliminary charges of assault, the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office said Thursday.


British interior minister visits scene where Russian double agent collapsed

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister on Friday visited the scene where a Russian double agent was found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center after being poisoned in a nerve agent attack.

Biological and Chemical Warfare

Editorial: What Happened to Trump’s Red Line on Chemical Weapons?

Russia has been Syria’s biggest defender as it has used chemical weapons in its scorched-earth plan to destroy rebel holdouts.

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.

Interior Department explains $139K doors for secretary's office

The doors to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's office are getting a nearly $139,000 upgrade.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: President Trump’s North Korea Gamble

Talking is better than bombing, but a summit is not the way to begin.

International Trade and World Market

Fact Check: Little Evidence Supports Trump’s Claims Against China on Tariffs and Trade

There is little evidence to validate the president’s concerns that unfair trade practices like transshipping are a widespread problem.


Twitter appoints Parag Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc appointed Parag Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer on Thursday, according to an update on the social media company's website.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Accepts North Korea’s Invitation to Discuss Its Nuclear Program

No sitting American president has ever met a North Korean leader, and the meeting with Kim Jong-un would be a breathtaking gamble.

International Trade and World Market

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

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

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.


Interior Department pays $139,000 to fix doors in Zinke's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Interior spent $139,000 to fix three sets of doors in Secretary Ryan Zinke's office, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, a move quickly criticized as wasteful by activists.


Los Angeles prosecutors decline to charge police officer in deadly 2015 shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors said on Thursday they would not charge a former police officer in the 2015 shooting death of an unarmed man, despite a call by the city's police chief to do so.

International Trade and World Market

Editorial: Donald Trump’s Empty Words on Trade

The tariffs he announced last week will not do what he says they will.

An officer got sent to the wrong house, state patrol says, and ended up dead

A Missouri police officer killed this week in the line of duty met with gunfire only after he was dispatched to the wrong house, a Missouri Highway Patrol official said.

Illegal Immigration

‘I Am a Pawn’: Trump’s Immigration Fight With California Squeezes Those Caught in the Middle

Companies and law enforcement agencies in California carefully tread between federal laws devised to catch undocumented workers and new state laws meant to protect them.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: With the Embassy Move to Jerusalem, a Biblical Trump?

Evangelicals who see the president as a successor to an ancient Persian king, Cyrus, are part of an old American tradition.

The evolution of the office 'work wife'

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Europe Is Giving Up on Trump’s America

Angela Merkel was right when she said, “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands.”

Students protest at McConnell's office

A group of students from the Washington area held a protest outside of Sen. Mitch McConnell's calling for gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting.

Former corrections officer: Prison should be uncomfortable

Sam Mitchum explains why prison should be an uncomfortable situation for inmates. Watch the documentary, "Welcome to Prison" on now.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Outrage Over Footage of Police Officer Beating a Black Man in North Carolina

A body camera video that was leaked to the news media has led to the resignation of a police officer in Asheville, N.C.

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?

United States Politics and Government

In Trump’s White House, the Adviser Who Really Matters Sits in the Oval Office

As aides head for the doors in record numbers, President Trump increasingly relies on his own judgment, in effect operating a presidency of one.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Matters They Discussed With Special Counsel

Experts say the conversations likely do not constitute witness tampering, but people who were told about them considered the discussions potential problems and told the special counsel.

United States Politics and Government

Trump to Sign Tariffs on Thursday but Some Countries Could Escape Them

Advisers to President Trump emphasized the timing of the move could change, and that Canada and Mexico may be exempted for national security reasons.

United States Politics and Government

How the Spoils Were Doled Out to Trump Campaign Workers and Allies

Presidents have 4,000 federal jobs to fill. Mr. Trump has turned to campaign staff, lobbyists and conservatives, some lacking relevant experience, a ProPublica tally shows.

United States Politics and Government

Cohn’s Departure Widens Policy Rift Between Party and President

The loss of Mr. Cohn, who carried the banner for free trade and free markets in the White House, portends more populist trade and economic policies to come.


Sanofi may seek U.S. approval for Dengvaxia despite Philippines outrage

PARIS (Reuters) - French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi says it will decide shortly whether to seek regulatory approval for dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in the United States, saying it was committed to the medicine despite a health scare in the Philippines.

Foreign Investments

Broadcom Pledges 5G Investment to Win Approval of Qualcomm Deal

The company said it would create a $1.5 billion investment fund to ensure the United States is the leader in the emerging mobile technology.

International Trade and World Market

fact check: President Trump’s Exaggerated and Misleading Claims on Trade

The president’s claims about enormous trade deficits, tariffs and the World Trade Organization are overstated and contradicted by his own economic report.

United States Politics and Government

On Washington: Republicans Had Worries About Trump. His Tariff Plan Reminds Them Why.

On guns and now trade, President Trump’s public positions have reminded G.O.P. leaders that they can never be 100 percent certain of what they’re going to get with him.

Academy Awards (Oscars)

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Trump’s Oscar Barb

Jimmy Kimmel replied to President Trump’s crack about the Oscar ceremony’s low ratings, adding that he felt “The Shape Of Water” mirrored Trump’s own life.

Officer dead after 911 call of women screaming

A police officer was killed and two others injured during a shooting at a residence in Missouri on Tuesday night, authorities said.


India PNB's CEO meets serious fraud office amid probe into $2 billion scam

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The chief executive of India's Punjab National Bank (PNB) met officials of the serious fraud office on Wednesday, as authorities widened a probe into a $2 billion fraud that has been billed as the country's biggest banking scam.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws

Three state laws make it impossible for federal immigration officials to deport criminals born outside the United States, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit.

United States International Relations

Gary Cohn Will Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser

Mr. Cohn had made clear his opposition to the steel and aluminum tariffs that Mr. Trump plans to impose. It’s the latest departure from a White House in chaos.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Adviser to Emirates With Ties to Trump Aides Is Cooperating With Special Counsel

The special counsel has asked about the role of the adviser, George Nader, in a January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles involving a Russian investor and a Trump transition adviser.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Gary Cohn’s Exit Won’t Make This Administration Any Better

What credible financial leader will join the Trump White House now?

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Trade Plan Threatens to Derail Korean Security Talks

President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel could antagonize South Korea when the United States most needs its ally.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: An Important Voice for Free Trade Proponents Goes Silent

Gary D. Cohn in effect served as a proxy for the business wing of the Republican Party as it fought what may be a losing battle against new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

United States Politics and Government

No Chaos in White House, Trump Says, ‘Only Great Energy’

President Trump pushed back against reports that his White House is in chaos after the resignations of senior staff members.

United States Politics and Government

In Battle Over Future of Veterans’ Care, Moderation Wins, for Now

A fight over the privatization of veterans’ health care pitted the Veterans Affairs secretary against more ardent conservatives. For now, the secretary has won.

United States International Relations

Editorial: North Korea Has Put the Ball in Trump’s Court

It seems President Moon Jae-in of South Korea got what Washington has asked for: an agreement to consider eliminating nuclear weapons.

ER visits for opioid overdose up 30%, CDC study finds

The opioid epidemic in the United States shows no signs of slowing, according to a Vital Signs report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


White House aide Conway violated Hatch Act: Office of Special Counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump's top advisers, violated federal law in two televised interviews last year by using her White House position to weigh in on a political race, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said on Tuesday.

Wounded Parkland student plans to sue school district and sheriff's office

From his hospital room in Florida, a student wounded in the Parkland school massacre plans to sue his school district and the Broward County Sheriff's Office, his attorney said.

United States Politics and Government

He Turned on Al Qaeda and Aided the U.S. Now He’s on Food Stamps and Needs a Job.

Bryant Neal Vinas, a convicted terrorist, thought he would be rewarded for telling the F.B.I. everything he knew. Instead, he is living unprotected in New York.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Hopes of Being the ‘Neutral Guy’ in the Mideast Seem Long Gone

Hosting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, the president said he still had “a good chance” of forging peace, but a deal seems further away than ever.


Chile's Bachelet proposes new constitution in last days in office

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's outgoing President Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that she would send Congress legislation to replace the country's dictator-era constitution with one to guarantee equal pay for men and women and the right to strike for workers.

United States Politics and Government

Once Outspoken, Paul Ryan Wields His Speaker’s Gavel Gingerly

Paul D. Ryan has modeled himself as the face of a new brand of conservatism. But critics say he has abandoned his principles and is too deferential to President Trump.


IBM settles legal dispute with diversity officer hired by Microsoft

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp on Monday said it settled a trade secrets lawsuit it brought against its former chief diversity officer who left for a similar job at Microsoft Corp.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Donald Trump’s Tunnel Vision

The president has changed his mind about offering federal support for a critical underwater project between New York and New Jersey.


BRIEF-Gogo Appoints Oakleigh Thorne As President And Chief Executive Officer


Trump International Hotel and Tower

Panama Hotel Owner, Declaring Victory, Has Trump’s Name Removed

Within hours of seizing the administrative offices of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, the silver letters T-R-U-M-P were removed.

United States Politics and Government

Ryan Criticizes Tariff Plan as Trump Issues Nafta Threat

The president tweeted on Monday that tariffs of steel and aluminum could be removed from Canada and Mexico if a fair Nafta is signed, while Paul D. Ryan bashed the tariffs.


Review: In ‘Time No Line,’ John Kelly Revisits Decades of Diary Entries

Time runs in circles in Mr. Kelly’s autobiographical memory play at La MaMa.


Saudi crown prince visits Cairo Coptic cathedral, meets pope

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Coptic Pope Tawadros II at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral on Monday in what state media said was an unprecedented visit by an official from the conservative Muslim kingdom.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Worry About Trump’s Tariffs

They’re not the end of the world, and may even do some good.

Trump, Donald J

‘President for Life’? Trump’s Remarks About Xi Find Fans in China

His support for the end of presidential term limits may have been made in jest, but it found an appreciative audience among supporters of the Chinese president’s move to abolish term limits.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

School Officer: A Job With Many Roles and One Big Responsibility

School resource officers like the one under scrutiny following the Florida shooting are expected to act as counselors and instructors as well as the first line of defense.


Box office: 'Black Panther' tops $500 million, dominates 'Red Sparrow,' 'Death Wish'

LOS ANGELES, ( - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is continuing its super-heroic run, grossing a stunning $501.1 million in North America in only 17 days and becoming the 10th highest grosser of all time.

United States Politics and Government

As Primaries Begin, Divided Voters Weigh What It Means to Be a Democrat

Primary elections in Texas on Tuesday and Illinois this month will test the growing divide in the Democratic Party between bold liberalism and tradition.

Infrastructure (Public Works)

Trump’s Yanked Support for Hudson Tunnel Angers Those Who Saw a Done Deal

President Trump’s move to block funding for an infrastructure project that’s widely viewed as an urgent need is the latest twist in a yearslong saga.

Border Patrol (US)

Opinion: Looking at Trump’s ‘Beautiful Wall’

The sections stand in a dirt compound surrounded by razor wire. “We don’t pay attention to them,” a Mexican man told me.

Republican Party

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump’s White House Is a Black Hole

Everything the president touches disintegrates.

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Tariff Plan Leaves Blue-Collar Winners and Losers

Tariffs would help steel and aluminum makers that President Trump championed. But manufacturers using their products may be in for harder times.


Soccer: Video replays set to be used at World Cup after IFAB approval

ZURICH (Reuters) - Video replays to help referees make key decisions are set to be used at this year's World Cup in Russia after the system was approved by soccer's rule-making body IFAB on Saturday.

International Trade and World Market

Will Trump’s Trade Policy Fit Into a Can of Beer?

President Trump’s decision to place a tariff on aluminum has the beer industry angry over higher costs. How would the price of beer be affected?

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: A Trump Fawners Almanac

These days, even flattery may get you nowhere.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Tariffs Prompt Global Threats of Retaliation

Be it Europe, Canada or Asia, other countries said they would respond to Mr. Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs with restrictions of their own.

United States Politics and Government

White House Memo: A Week of Policy Surprises Leaves Even Trump’s Supporters Confused

Where other politicians strain for at least the appearance of consistency, Mr. Trump shows no reluctance to think out loud and change his mind.

International Trade and World Market

Analysis: Trump’s Steel Tariffs Raise Fears of a Damaging Trade War

A global tit-for-tat on trade could crimp economic growth, undermining the stimulative effects of President Trump’s deregulation push and his signature $1.5 trillion tax cut.

International Trade and World Market

How Trump’s Tariffs May Pose a Threat to Allies and Economic Growth

American allies and economists worry that the president’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum could start a trade war.

International Trade and World Market

Nations Threaten Retaliation for Trump’s Steel Tariffs Plan

Government and industry officials around the world warned of an escalating trade war, but President Trump doubled down on his vow, tweeting, “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.”

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Kushner, Jared

Ties That Bind: Part 3: Ivanka Trump’s Brand Building at the White House

Why would any policymaker with the agenda or values she espouses work for a president so determined to lay waste to them?