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Video shows self-driving Uber hit woman

An Arizona woman has died after being struck by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona. This is the first known fatality of an accident involving a self-driving car.

Celine Dion cancels Vegas shows due to ear issues

Unlike her heart, three weeks of Celine Dion's Las Vegas shows won't go on.


Meredith Says It Intends to Sell Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money

The magazines, some of the most celebrated titles in the industry, clashed with the lifestyle publications favored by Meredith, which bought Time Inc. last year.


Narcos producer shows 'mechanism' of Brazil corruption in new series

(Reuters) - A vast corruption investigation in Brazil that has toppled businessmen and lawmakers, haunted two presidencies and captivated the media, debuts as a Netflix series this week, long before anyone can predict how the real-life probe will end.


Britain intends to stay in Europe's carbon market until at least 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain intends to remain in Europe's emission trading system (ETS) until at least the end of its third trading phase running from 2013-2020, Britain's energy minister said on Wednesday.

Facebook Inc

Op-Ed Columnist: Facebook Doesn’t Get It

Was it the reason Trump won? That’s the wrong question.

Teeth and Dentistry

The New Health Care: Medicare Doesn’t Equal Dental Care. That Can Be a Big Problem.

Oral health cannot properly be considered apart from the health of the rest of the body.


New Zealand court rejects Megaupload founder's call for Obama appearance

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand court rejected on Wednesday internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's application for former U.S. President Barack Obama to appear in court in relation to a damages claim over his defunct Megaupload streaming website.

Trump, Melania

Melania Trump Wants to End Online Bullying. Her Husband Doesn’t Help.

Melania Trump has long said she wants to curb online bullying. Her efforts often clash with the president's habit of using Twitter to insult people.


TSA says it does not search travelers' devices for content

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Tuesday in response to a lawsuit that it does not search electronic devices of air travelers for content.

Cambridge Analytica responds to Channel 4 accusations

Cambridge Analytica is defending itself after British Broadcaster Channel 4 aired undercover videos showing executives from the firm discussing ways to potentially entrap candidates.

Smithsonian moves Michelle Obama portrait due to 'high volume of visitors'

Michelle Obama was so popular she needed more space.


TSA says doesn't search phones, devices of air travelers for content

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration, responding to a lawsuit, said on Tuesday it does not search devices like the mobile phones of air travelers for electronic content.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: What the West Doesn’t Get About Xi Jinping

Why would China commit to a liberal world order that doesn’t reflect its own political values?

Undercover report shows Cambridge Analytica allegedly using bribery and honeytraps in campaign tactics


Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom asks for Obama to appear in NZ damages case

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom said on Tuesday he has filed an application for former U.S. President Barack Obama to appear in court in relation to a damages claim over his defunct Megaupload streaming website while Obama visits New Zealand this week.

Analysis: Trump does next best thing to firing Mueller

Firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be "the beginning of the end of (Donald Trump's) presidency," predicted South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.

Video shows cops confront Costco thieves

Police received a tip about a shoplifting in progress at a Seattle Costco, and after waiting outside for the thieves to exit, cameras captured the cops busting the suspects.


How Should Furniture Respond to the World Around It?

As the distinction between art and design becomes ever more blurred, more artists are making objects that function, and more designers are making sculpture.

#2020Vision: Banking bill shows left's divides; Warren and Sanders prep joint event; staffing up the quiet campaign

Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:

Trump rewards loyalty and shows his power over GOP

Last summer when Sen. Dean Heller was considering bucking President Donald Trump on health care, the president issued a not-so-subtle threat to the vulnerable Nevada Republican.


BRIEF-Ngl Energy Partners Does Not Expect Material Impact From Ferc Ruling


Vatican removes archbishop but doesn't say why

The Vatican has removed Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Guam from office and barred him from living in the Pacific territory, saying a church tribunal had found the cleric guilty of "certain of the accusations" made against him.


Review: On Netflix, a Wild Story of Guns, Sex and a Guru

In the documentary series “Wild Wild Country,” the tale of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his Oregon colony prefigures our current cultural wars.

Snapchat stock loses $800M after Rihanna responds

Alcoholic Beverages

Spirits of The Times: Does Blended Scotch Still Have a Place in the Modern Bar?

This category outsells single malts, but it’s in decline and is seeking a role beyond legacy drinkers and cocktails.


Islam doesn't belong to Germany, new interior minister says

BERLIN (Reuters) - New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam did not belong to Germany, in an interview published on Friday, setting him on a collision course with Chancellor Angela Merkel who has stressed the need to integrate Muslims.


Brazil’s Jaw-Dropping Corruption Scandal Comes to Netflix

In “The Mechanism,” José Padilha tackles Operation Car Wash, Brazil’s investigation of looting and kickbacks among the political and business elite.

Regulation and Deregulation of Industry

Court Overturns Obama-Era Rule on Retirement Planners

A federal appeals court ruled that the Labor Department overstepped its authority in requiring financial professionals to act in their clients’ best interests.


South Korea gears up for summit, report shows North Korea testing reactor

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials began preparations on Friday for a summit next month with North Korea aimed at reducing tensions on the peninsula, as a report showed the North had probably begun testing a nuclear reactor as recently as late February.


U.S. appeals court voids Obama-era 'fiduciary rule'

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday voided the U.S. Department of Labor's "fiduciary rule," an Obama administration measure adopted in 2016 meant to curb conflicts of interest among...

Video shows officer at Parkland HS

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


Video shows Florida deputy outside Parkland high school during rampage

(Reuters) - A surveillance video released on Thursday shows a sheriff's deputy assigned to the Parkland, Florida high school staying outside while a former student fatally shot 17 people, according to the sheriff's office.

Video shows ballplayer beating woman

Surveillance video shows former Houston Astros minor league baseball prospect Danry Vasquez hitting a woman inside a Corpus Christi, Texas, ballpark.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Parkland Shooting Surveillance Video Shows Deputy Remained Outside

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

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla)

Video Shows Deputy at Parkland School as Shooting Began

Surveillance video released Thursday showed the only armed sheriff’s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., remaining outside during the Feb. 14 massacre.

Barron Trump's school doesn't want armed teachers

The school attended by President Donald Trump's youngest son joined an open letter demanding the President pass gun legislation to protect students.


Hezbollah doesn't expect Israeli war, but is ready for one

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah does not expect its arch foe Israel to launch a war for now in Lebanon but is prepared for one, the deputy leader of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.

No, Mr. President. The US doesn't have a trade deficit with Canada


Saudi crown prince says will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does: CBS TV

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will develop a nuclear bomb if its arch-rival Iran does so, the kingdom's 32-year-old crown prince said in a preview of a television interview released on Thursday.


Florida education budget should be revised, superintendents say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Florida school superintendents on Wednesday urged state legislators to hold a special session to revise the state's $88.7 billion budget, saying it bolsters school security after a deadly shooting in February but neglects basic education needs.

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.

Pennsylvania shows the party appears to have a new playbook for success in 'very red areas'

Democrats in Washington believe they have found a winning strategy in Trump country: don't nationalize the race.


Secret trial shows risks of nerve agent theft in post-Soviet chaos: experts

MOSCOW/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The British government says Russia is to blame for poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent, and most chemical weapons specialists agree.

Georgia school district doesn't support walkouts. The parents do.

The Atlanta suburb of Cobb County plans to take disciplinary action against protesting students — ranging from Saturday school to five days' suspension per district guidelines.


From Coney Island Sideshows to an Operatic Debut at the Met

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte,” set in 1950s Coney Island, uses sideshow and burlesque performers.

Disney shows off new Star Wars land

Construction of Disney's much-anticipated Star Wars attractions is underway. The lands called "Galaxy's Edge" are set to open in 2019.

Video shows passengers' final moments before NYC helicopter crash

Trevor Cadigan smiles brightly into the camera, the setting sun casting an orange glow inside the helicopter. He then flips the camera around to show the sun as the helicopter gains altitude.

Economic Conditions and Trends

Op-Ed Contributor: China’s Economy Is Not Normal. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

What seem like weaknesses — imbalance, debt — have been strengths: Even corruption has spurred growth.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Where Does Mike Pompeo Stand on the Issues? Too Close to Trump

From Iran to Russia, the new nominee for secretary of state will encourage all of the president’s worst instincts.

Overdose antidote doesn't always mean fewer deaths

Naloxone, a drug that rapidly reverses opioid overdose, has become more widely available as the United States struggles with an epidemic of drug abuse.

Analysis: Tillerson ouster shows Trump is unleashed

President Donald Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest move in an audacious power play designed to build a governing team in his own image and to purge restraints that have tempered his brazen, impulsive instincts.


White House shakeup shows Trump tired of hearing 'no' for an answer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Almost 14 months into Donald Trump's turbulent White House tenure, loyalists are in, dissenters are out and the president himself is acting on his own instincts more swiftly than ever to make decisions on policies from trade to North Korea.

Rexit shows it's a Trump-only show


Loneliness doesn’t drive seniors to see more doctors

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are socially isolated may not necessarily see doctors or visit health clinics more often than their peers who have close ties to many friends and family members, a research review suggests.

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

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

Video shows police helicopters collide

Newly released National Transportation Safety Board video shows two police helicopters collide in Pasadena, California, in 2012.

Writing and Writers

Feature: Does Recovery Kill Great Writing?

As I emerged from alcoholism, I had to face down a terrifying question.

Newly-released video shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO

A new purported military video of an unidentified aircraft has been made public, following the Pentagon's acknowledgment last year that it had shelved an initiative devoted to identifying unknown objects in aerospace.

School Discipline (Students)

Trump Finds Unlikely Culprit in School Shootings: Obama Discipline Policies

The president, goaded by conservatives, is targeting an effort to address racial disparities in school discipline, arguing that any relaxation of policies could let a killer slip through the cracks.


Russian military says will respond if U.S. strikes Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military will respond to a U.S. strike on Syria, targeting any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Group says video shows a Navy jet's encounter with a UFO

A new purported military video of an unidentified aircraft has been made public, following the Pentagon's acknowledgment last year that it had shelved an initiative devoted to identifying unknown objects in aerospace.

A poll released ahead of Pennsylvania's special election shows the Democratic candidate holding a slight lead

Republicans are in the final hours of their frantic, all-out bid to save a Pennsylvania congressional district in the heart of Trump country from falling into Democratic hands in Tuesday's special election.

Police respond to a reported explosion in Austin, Texas

The pair of explosions that left two people dead in Austin, Texas, over the last 10 days share similarities and authorities suspect they are connected, police said.

Apple is buying the 'Netflix for magazines' company

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P. Accidentally Replaced Obamacare Without Repealing It

The health care law has become something that the party can, if not love, at least learn to live with.


Op-Ed Contributor: Looking Up to Michelle Obama

My daughter was captivated by her portrait, and the moment captivated a lot of other people. Here’s why it matters.

Officials respond to downed helicopter in New York river

A New York Police Department spokesperson tells CNN they are responding to calls about a helicopter down in the East River.


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

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

Video shows cop, suspected jaywalker incident

A North Carolina police officer has been arrested after video showed a violent interaction with a suspected jaywalker.

Presidential Election of 2016

Opinion: The Missing Obama Millions

Democratic strategists need to find more votes. They don’t have far to look.


Showman Trump abandons cautious Obama approach to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama counseled his successor Donald Trump on the global threats he should expect to face once he assumed office last year, a nuclear North Korea and its unpredictable leader were at the top of the list.


Police respond to shots-fired report at California veterans' home

(Reuters) - The California Highway Patrol was responding on Friday to an incident at a veterans' home in Napa Valley after local media said there were reports of shots fired and a possible hostage situation.


Common knee surgery doesn’t help older adults

(Reuters Health) – Many older adults are getting surgery to remove damaged cartilage in the knee even though these operations may not help ease pain or improve mobility in people over 65, a U.S. study suggests.

Putin responds to election meddling

In an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly, Vladimir Putin had this to say about the 2016 US presidential election.

Ex-Trump aide shows up for Mueller grand jury after vowing not to

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg arrived at District Court in Washington, DC, Friday morning, where he is expected to deliver federal grand jury testimony as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


Critic’s Notebook: ‘Deception’ and ‘Instinct,’ the Latest Shows Trying to Be ‘Castle’

A pair of new procedurals are based in the subgenre of smug male civilian paired with uptight female cop. Which one gets the formula right?

United States International Relations

Editorial: On North Korea, Donald Trump Does the Right Thing, for Once

The president will need to do a lot of careful planning in the coming weeks for his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un to be a success, though.

'Booth babes' are vanishing from auto shows

Opinion: Obama sparked hope then got blindsided

Barack Obama has been out of the White House for only a little more than a year. But it's not too soon for historians to begin to assess the impact of his momentous presidency. Soon after the election, I convened a conference at Princeton University to start the discussion, and now some of the work by scholars who attended the meeting has been published as the first historical assessment of the 44th President's two terms. In the piece that follows and with the contributions from some of the historians, we attempt to analyze what Obama did and did not accomplish.


Rising cross-asset correlation shows more fuel for sell-off

(Reuters) - At a time when volatility in financial markets is creeping up on rising bond yields and fears of U.S trade protectionism, one modern leading indicator of trouble ahead suggests stock market losses could intensify going forward.


Wall Street has never been so far behind on Netflix

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's 65 percent jump so far in 2018 has been so fast that Wall Street analysts earlier this week were as much as $60 behind the curve on a stock most say is a buy.

What does North Korea want and what does the US want?

Very little is known about US President Donald Trump's plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un except that the historic moment will happen before May.


Barack Obama in talks to create shows for Netflix: New York Times

(Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama is in advanced talks with Netflix Inc to produce a series of high-profile shows, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Barack Obama in talks with Netflix for 'production' deal

Obama, Barack

Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

Mr. Obama does not intend to use the shows to respond to President Trump or conservative critics. He and his wife Michelle have talked about shows that highlight inspirational stories.

Colleges and Universities

Yale Rape Verdict Shows How ‘Yes Means Yes’ Can Be Murkier in Court

The acquittal in the case of Saifullah Khan showed how the consent standards that have been adopted at colleges may differ from those that prevail off-campus.


U.S. says Idaho cannot sell health plans not compliant with Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government agency on Thursday said Idaho could not allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare, a sign that the Trump administration will enforce the law even as it takes regulatory actions to weaken it.

International Trade and World Market

A Trade Skirmish Is Underway. That Doesn’t Mean a Trade War Is Near.

The Trump administration has been aggressive, but so far it has followed the rules of the game.


Britain will respond if Russia is proved to be behind nerve attack: PM May

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will respond appropriately if evidence shows Moscow was behind a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.


If Russia role in nerve attack proved, Britain will respond: PM May

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will respond appropriately if evidence shows Moscow sponsored a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, in the highest-level warning of action to date.

President's demand for tariffs have rattled US allies and prompted his top economist to quit. He doesn't care.

President Donald Trump signaled on Thursday he was intent on slapping new tariffs on steel and aluminum despite lingering legal questions and steep resistance from members of his own party and major US allies.


UK says it will respond robustly to nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will methodically work out who carried out a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, then take robust action, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Thursday.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Sam Nunberg Says He’ll Cooperate With Mueller. But What Does He Know?

Mr. Nunberg, who was one of the first people to take the idea of a Trump campaign seriously, would be in a position to tell the special counsel about the Trump campaign’s origins.


Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Doesn’t Think Trump White House Has ‘Great Energy’

Stormy Daniels was a comedic reservoir for late night comedy on Wednesday, as another storm ravaged the East Coast.


Trump administration to provide records on Obama-era gun-smuggling probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to provide congressional investigators confidential records on a failed gun-trafficking operation during the Obama administration known as "Fast and Furious" that long has been criticized by Republican lawmakers.


Justice Department to share records in Obama-era gun smuggling probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has reached an agreement with congressional investigators to hand over confidential records about a failed gun trafficking operation during the Obama administration known as "Fast and Furious."

Thiel, Peter A

Peter Thiel’s Money Talks, in Contentious Ways. But What Does He Say?

In a rare interview, the billionaire Facebook board member and Trump supporter shared his current takes on politics, Silicon Valley and more after “a crazier two years than I would have thought.”

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.

Cruz, O'Rourke respond to ad

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota ask Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, for their thoughts on the Cruz campaign's new radio ad, which prods O'Rourke for going by "Beto" rather than his real name, "Robert."

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.


BRIEF-Fiat CEO does not rule out industrial partner for Magneti Marelli

March 7 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne says:

Michelle Obama reached out to family of girl in awe of her portrait

Michelle Obama got the chance to dance Tuesday with a 2-year-old girl who was in awe of the former first lady's portrait.

2-year-old girl: Michelle Obama is a queen

Two-year-old Parker Curry, who was photographed being enthralled by former first lady Michelle Obama's portrait and then later met the former first lady, tells CNN's Don Lemon she wants to be a "queen" when she grows up, like Obama.


Philippines' Duterte says 'not in a million years' does ICC have right to try him

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said there is no chance of him going on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), because "not in a million years" would it have jurisdiction to indict him.

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

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

New York Times

We Want to Elevate the Voices of College Students and Recent Graduates. 20,000 Responded.

The Edit, a New York Times newsletter, at first sought to find five contributors. Now we’ll bring on even more. Here’s an update on the process.

Pope Francis still popular, but conservative opposition rises, survey shows

In the five years since his election, Pope Francis has become a byword for humility and compassion among American Catholics, a new survey has found. But conservative Catholics are increasingly concerned about his reforms and vision for the Catholic Church, according to the same survey.

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.

Obama aide: McConnell 'watered down' Russia warning

On NBC's "Meet the Press," former Obama aide Denis McDonough said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "watered down" a warning in a 2016 joint statement on election security.


Ratings for Sunday's Oscars telecast tumble, early data shows

(Reuters) - The U.S. television audience for the 90th Academy Awards broadcast on Walt Disney Co's ABC on Sunday dropped nearly 16 percent from last year, preliminary Nielsen data showed on Monday.


Netflix to give parents more control over access to content

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc is rolling out features that will give parents more control over access to content by allowing them to block individual movies and specific shows.

Girl amazed by Michelle Obama portrait

Two-year-old Parker Curry was so awestruck by the towering portrait of Michelle Obama that every time her mother would try to get her to turn around to take a picture, she would not stop staring at it.


BRIEF-Black Iron Says It ‍Does Not Expect Proposed Tariffs On Steel To Have Adverse Impact To Value Of Shymanivske Iron Ore Project​


Angry painter shows dark side of Trump's America

Eric Fischl speaks in a measured tone, but the American painter is angry and quietly despairing.


Santhera's Raxone shows no efficacy benefit in MS study

ZURICH (Reuters) - Santhera Pharmaceuticals said on Monday a study of its medicine Raxone in primary progressive multiple sclerosis showed no difference between the treatment and placebo groups in disease progression, another setback for the Swiss drug company.


Australia's former deputy PM unsure if baby is his but doesn't care

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s former deputy prime minister, who resigned last month over an extra-marital affair with his press secretary, acknowledged in a media interview that the baby being carried by his pregnant former staffer may not be his.


China says it does not want a trade war with U.S

BEIJING (Reuters) - China does not want a trade war with the United States, Zhang Yesui, a spokesman for the Chinese parliament, said on Sunday at a briefing ahead of China's annual session of parliament, which begins this week.


Secret Service responds to shooting near White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Saturday it was responding to a report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House.


Review: An Extraordinary ‘Elektra’ Shows a Path Forward for the Met

The Metropolitan Opera is struggling on several fronts. But if it keeps presenting work on this level, all should be fine.

Opinion: Trump's tariff move shows his ignorance

President Donald Trump fired the first shot in a delusional and destructive trade war: tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. Shares of US Steel jumped 5.75%, about $460 million in market capitalization, but the overall US stock market capitalization fell by more than 1%, around $340 billion.

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters 'stupidest, dumbass people'

Sen. Orrin Hatch says supporters of the Affordable Care Act are the "stupidest, dumbass" people he's ever seen.

Xi Jinping

Op-Ed Contributor: Does a Stronger Xi Mean a Weaker Chinese Communist Party?

Term limits, now lifted, had allowed the government to control elite jockeying and manage popular expectations.

The Best TV Shows and Movies New to Netflix, Amazon and More in March

Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of movies and TV shows to their libraries. Here are the titles we think are most interesting this month.

Education (K-12)

Miami Superintendent Turns Down New York City Schools Job

Alberto Carvalho announced live on television that he had changed his mind on the offer, leading to cheers in Miami and fury in New York City.

Putin shows Florida being hit in nuke strike

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday used a concept video of unlimited range nuclear warheads apparently raining down on Florida -- President Donald Trump's home away from home -- to tout his country's new firepower.

Defense and Military Forces

Putin Shows Off New Weapons, and Warns U.S. and Europe, Too

Russians had wondered before Mr. Putin’s speech what he planned for his last term, and they got an answer: Russia will be a superpower again.


A Lot Is Riding on ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ Ava DuVernay Doesn’t Care.

“I know it’s $100 million” for Disney, she says. “They’ll be fine.” She made the movie she wanted, about a multiracial world and the loss of a beloved parent.


5 Shows to See if You’re in New York: ‘Angels in America,’ ‘The Fall’ and More

A grand return for Tony Kushner’s “Angels,” a raw reworking of “Yerma” and a South African docudrama about bringing down a statue — all this and Glenda Jackson, too!


Sky strikes deal to add Netflix to its European pay-TV bundles

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Sky, the European pay-TV group at the centre of a fierce takeover battle, said it would add online video service Netflix to a new TV bundle, bringing drama like "The Crown" to its sport and entertainment offer for the first time.

Rep. Rooney: Hicks story shows Russia probe must end

Republican Rep. Tom Rooney is calling for an end to the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into possible collusion in Russia's 2016 election meddling, arguing that its only purpose is to drive the media narrative for Democrats.

Education (K-12)

Miami Superintendent Chosen to Lead New York City Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio has picked Alberto M. Carvalho, the superintendent of the Miami-Dade Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest district, as his next schools chancellor.

Shows streaming in March

March madness you say?


Trilobites: You Get Thirsty and Drink. How Does Your Brain Signal You’ve Had Enough?

Researchers have identified a set of neurons in mice that may explain the swift sensation of satisfaction that comes after a drink of water.

Ken Starr responds to Lewinsky's 'creepy' remark

Ken Starr, former independent counsel during the investigation of President Bill Clinton, responds to the new comments from Monica Lewinsky about their first meeting being "creepy."

Gun Control

Most Americans Want More Gun Control. Why Doesn’t It Happen?

Polls show solid support for stricter laws, especially after mass shootings. But there are also deep disagreement, staunch opposition and growing disenchantment with gun control.

Opinion: History shows Russia's method -- and a way to stop it

The Russians meddled in the 2016 election. We haven't held them to account for it. They will do it again.

Obama: We didn't have an embarrassing scandal

Former President Barack Obama, speaking off-the-record, talked about the drama-free nature of his White House and said it was a "low bar" now to avoid embarrassing presidential scandals.

This first responder's gutsy call likely saved a student's life

As they sped away from the shooting scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the first responder was skeptical.

Video shows US soldier before fatal attack

New National Geographic video shows Sgt. La David Johnson before being killed in an attack in Niger.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Think Trump Would Have ‘Run’ Into Florida School

“There’s a lot in there that I doubt, but the part I really don’t believe is that he can run,” the “Late Show” host said of the president’s comments.


Twenty states sue federal government, seeking end to Obamacare

(Reuters) - A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine.

Land Use Policies

Westport Journal: Success of Irish Trail Shows That Maybe You Can Eat the Scenery

The Great Western Greenway, a cycling and walking trail on a disused railway, has helped bring jobs and recreation — whatever the weather.


ScienceTake: For Fiddler Crabs, ‘Size Does Matter’

Male fiddler crabs wave an outsized claw to attract females — and the faster, the better, new research shows.

Politics and Government

A Governor Is Charged With ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ but What Does That Mean?

Lawyers for Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri say a statute was never meant for a case like the governor’s. Passed in the 1990s, it has seldom been used.


Twenty U.S. states sue federal government seeking end to Obamacare

(Reuters) - A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine.


BRIEF-Akorn Says Does Not Believe Investigation Should Affect Closing Of Transaction With Fresenius​


The President urged governors not to be 'afraid' of challenging the gun lobby but has yet to propose legislation that does that


Motor racing: Alonso does six laps before a wheel comes off

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso did six laps of the Barcelona circuit before crashing into the gravel after a wheel came off his McLaren at the start of Formula One's pre-season testing on Monday.

'Rusiano' revolution: How Moscow does coffee

Until recently, the only flat whites to be found in Moscow were the city's snowy streets and parks during the depths of winter.


Michelle Obama memoir 'Becoming' set for publication in November

(Reuters) - Michelle Obama's forthcoming memoir, "Becoming," is set for worldwide release on Nov. 13, at which time the former first lady will embark on a global tour to promote the book, publisher Penguin Random House said on Sunday.

State party doesn't endorse Sen. Feinstein

As he sought to wrest the California Democratic Party's endorsement away from longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein, her upstart challenger, Kevin de León, made an impassioned argument to state delegates Saturday that the time had come for a new generation of leadership in the Senate.

Books and Literature

Michelle Obama’s Memoir to Arrive in November

Ms. Obama announced on Sunday that the book will be entitled “Becoming.”

Michelle Obama's memoir out in November

Former first lady Michelle Obama's highly anticipated memoir, "Becoming," will be released on Nov. 13, the book's publisher announced Sunday.

Schiff responds to Trump slamming Dem memo

House Intel Committee member Adam Schiff (D-CA) responds to comments President Trump made about the Democratic response memo in an interview with Fox News.

First responder says situation was 'bad ... times 10'

As more details emerge on the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead, some of the officers who rushed to the scene are sharing their accounts of the harrowing day.

Nunes responds to memo

While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes responds to the release of a redacted version of a Democratic memo that seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses.

Opinion: What does Dana Loesch know about 'grieving black mothers in Chicago'?

Whenever we talk about guns in America, the card-carrying members of the National Rifle Association are always the mouthpieces, equating being a gun owner with American hyper-patriotism. The historian Richard Hofstadter described the concept of "gun culture" -- guns viewed by many as part of America's heritage: "an ingredient in the American imagination."

12 Great Titles Expiring From Netflix in March

Every month, as various licenses expire, streaming services lose movies and TV series from their catalogs. Catch these before they leave Netflix.


Review: David Chang in the Comfort Food Zone on Netflix

In “Ugly Delicious,” the star chef chases the best pizza and barbecue, talks about authenticity and racism, and whips up some Spam fried rice.

Analysis: This proves a good guy with a gun doesn't always stop a bad guy with a gun

When the shooting started at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday, there was an armed deputy in the building -- someone tasked, specifically, with keeping the students inside safe.

Officer responded to school shooting knowing son and wife were inside

Police Sgt. Jeff Heinrich recounts calling his wife and son, who were in the school on the day of the Florida school shooting, after helping to rescue victims.

Weddings and Engagements

Vows: Love Rocks — And So Does a Walk Down the Aisle With Debbie Harry

Belvy Klein, a co-founder of the nightclub Brooklyn Bazaar, and Dana Steinberg, a lawyer, are married after more than 10 years of harmony together.

How does KFC run out of chicken?

Teachers and School Employees

‘Teachers Are Educators, Not Security Guards’: Educators Respond to Trump Proposal

Many teachers reacted with alarm at the idea they would be trained and armed.

What role does genetics play in opioid addiction?

Researchers have identified another gene that could influence the risk of opioid dependence, a new study shows, adding to the evidence that genetic factors play a crucial role in determining who develops addiction.

Comedy and Humor

Comedian Going to White House Correspondents’ Dinner. What About Trump?

Michelle Wolf, a stand-up comic and contributor to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” takes on one of the most prominent — and perilous — gigs in comedy.

Obama cheers on the 'fearless students'

Former President Barack Obama voiced his support Thursday for the "fearless students" of Parkland, Florida, telling them, "we've got your backs."


Iran stays within main limits of nuclear deal, IAEA report shows

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has stayed within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential quarterly report by the U.N. atomic watchdog seen by Reuters showed on Thursday.

Olympic Games (2018)

Go Kazakhstan! Go Japan! It Doesn’t Matter to Flag-Waving Skating Fans.

Many Olympic spectators, particularly those from Japan and South Korea, have been waving the national flags of other competitors at figure skating events.

Superintendent: Arm teachers with more money

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie says there is no need to arm teachers with guns, and that they instead need more funding and support.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Editorial: Trump Tries to Kill Obamacare by a Thousand Cuts

Encouraging junk health policies is the latest proposal that would weaken health care while helping no one.


Netflix, Amazon win new favor after Wall Street sell-off

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Netflix Inc, Inc and technology companies poised to benefit from U.S. corporate tax cuts are attracting fresh attention on Wall Street after their shares shrugged off recent market turbulence.

Snapchat responds to users critical of redesign: 'We hear you'


Sinn Fein leader says UK does not have plan for restoring Northern Ireland's government

LONDON (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said on Wednesday that the British government does not have a plan for restoring Northern Ireland's power-sharing administration after holding talks with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.


Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Feb 21) - Obama administration, Jeff Sessions

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

Trump is right: Obama was asleep at the switch on Russia

Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama

President Donald Trump, after being criticized for his response to Russia's election meddling, challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Trump Attacks Obama, and His Own Attorney General, Over Russia Inquiry

President Trump attacked his own attorney general on Wednesday, asking in a Twitter post why Jeff Sessions has not been investigating Democrats for Russian interference in the 2016 election.


Secret Service responds to suspicious vehicle near White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House and the new executive building is being evacuated, it said in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.


U.S. Secret Service responds to suspicious vehicle near White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House and the new executive building is being evacuated, it said in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.


'Peace' doesn't sell at Pyeongchang, say Games sponsors

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John Lennon's "Imagine" at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together.


Op-Ed Contributor: What Does a True Populism Look Like? It Looks Like the New Deal

An honest response to globalization avoids cosmetic gimmicks like tariffs and goes after economic injustice directly.


Olympics-'Peace' doesn't sell at Pyeongchang, say Games sponsors

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 21 (Reuters) - An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John Lennon's "Imagine" at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together.

NBA commissioner responds to Jay-Z

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sits down with CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia to discuss the challenges of being the head of a sports league right now, tackling racism and a shifting business environment.


Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try to block the wireless carrier's purchase of Time Warner Inc .


U.S. to extend skimpy health insurance outside of Obamacare

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed extending the availability of skimpy health insurance plans to millions of Americans in another Trump administration move aimed at undercutting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.

Trump administration expands short-term health plans in blow to Obamacare

Trump keeps up attacks on Obama over Russian meddling

President Donald Trump is continuing to blame his predecessor for not doing enough to deter Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Trump Tries to Shift Blame to Obama for Not Countering Russian Meddling

President Trump suggested that the Obama administration did not do enough to prevent the Kremlin’s influence campaign.


Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Feb 20) - Obama administration, America's elections, taxes

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.


The Fix: Buying Art Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating: Yes, There’s an App

How would that Monet look in your living room? Check your phone.

Panelist erupts: Why doesn't Trump just shut up?

Political commentators Tara Setmayer and Jason Miller clash over President Donald Trump's Twitter rants in the days following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.


On Baseball: Bryce Harper Doesn’t Want to Talk About the Future, or the Past

The Washington Nationals slugger is a pending free agent with a history of playoff failure, but he is demanding all of the focus to be on this season.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.

Trump questions why Obama didn't act to stop Russian meddling

President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections.

Opinion: This shows why 16-year-olds should be able to vote

The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are speaking out about the need for meaningful gun control laws. They are proving that civic engagement among young people can make a difference. The ironic part? They can't even vote yet.


Film at Berlin festival shows 2011 massacre on Norwegian island

BERLIN (Reuters) - Director Erik Poppe says his latest film is part of the healing process in the aftermath of one of Norway's most horrifying events - the massacre of 69 people, many of them teenagers, at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.

Surveillance video shows gunman after shooting

New surveillance shows the suspect in the Florida school massacre walking down the street moments after the shooting. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.


Leading SPD mayors back coalition with Merkel, poll shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading Social Democrat (SPD) mayors favor joining a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a poll showed on Sunday, boosting the prospects of the center-left party backing the alliance in a ballot starting this week.