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Svitolina ends Osaka's run to reach third round in Miami

(Reuters) - Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended Naomi Osaka's remarkable recent run with a 6-4 6-2 triumph over the Indian Wells champion in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday.


Success for Uber’s direct loan despite driverless fatality

NEW YORK (LPC) - Uber Technologies’ self-arranged term loan B was increased to US$1.5bn, justifying the taxi app company’s unconventional approach to raising the loan and succeeding despite news that one of the company’s self-driving cars had killed a pedestrian.


Britain blocks plans for new coal mine in northeast England

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has refused permission for a new open cast coal mine in northeastern England, the minister for local government said on Friday.

NCAA Basketball Championships (Men)

Loyola-Chicago Holds Off Nevada for a Third Straight Upset

The No. 11 Ramblers and Sister Jean continued their unlikely run with a narrow victory over the seventh-seeded Wolf Pack.


E-cigarettes tied to less smoking cessation

(Reuters Health) - Smokers who also use e-cigarettes may be half as likely to give up tobacco as smokers who never vape at all, a European study suggests.

Expensive trip, priceless memories

Since 2006, Jon Albert's nonprofit has helped more than 1,000 families facing late-stage cancer to create lasting memories on free, fun-filled trips.

American Museum of Natural History

The Ruthless Phronima, and Other Hidden Wonders of the Sea

At the American Museum of Natural History, “Unseen Oceans” shines a light on the animals that call the ocean home and the humans who study them.


U.S. weekly jobless claims increase slightly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the increase was marginal, suggesting strong job growth in March that should underpin consumer spending.


In Canada, driverless cars learn to see in the snow

STRATFORD, Ontario (Reuters) - A Canadian town known for its annual theater festival is emerging as a hub of "snowtonomous" research, as automakers face demands to produce self-driving cars that can perform in snow and sleet.

Snow and Snowstorms

Live Briefing: Nor’easter Pummels Eastern Seaboard With Heavy Snow

Planes are grounded and trains are canceled as snow spreads from Washington to Boston.

More 3,200 flights canceled as 70M people brace for nor'easter

A nor'easter already closing schools and canceling thousands of flights Wednesday is set to bring record-setting snow to the region.


Homeless Arizona woman killed by Uber self-driving SUV was 'like everyone's aunt'

TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - The Arizona pedestrian killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle was a homeless woman close to getting off the streets, her friends said, describing her as a fighter who took care of those around her.

You can buy your own version of Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue


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.

Nor'easter may bring the most significant spring snow in years

It's the first day of spring, but the Northeast can't seem to shake off winter.

Kids 50 years ago almost never drew scientists as women. Now they do almost a third of the time

If you had asked a young child 50 years ago to draw a picture of a scientist, about 99% of the drawings would be of men.


Roche's Tecentriq notches third cancer cocktail trial win

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq on Tuesday racked up a third trial win in combination with other cancer drugs, a boost for the Swiss drugmaker as it seeks to muscle in on space dominated by Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb.


UPDATE 2-Roche's Tecentriq notches third cancer cocktail trial win

* Still awaiting overall survival data (Recasts to focus on Roche's strategy, adds analyst comment)

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

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

We ignore Iraq War lessons at our peril

4th nor'easter in 3 weeks to hit Northeast

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

California Today

California Today: California Today: Can Californians Drive Less?

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


Shi beats Lin to win All England badminton final

(Reuters) - Seventh seed Shi Yuqi beat compatriot Lin Dan to win an all-Chinese final of the All England Open badminton championships in Birmingham on Sunday.

Interior Department

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

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

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

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

United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident in a week

Already under scrutiny about a dog dying in an overhead bin and another dog being accidentally sent to Japan, United Airlines on Friday acknowledged its third animal-related mistake in a week.

Helping America's mobile homeless

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


A decade later, three lessons from the financial crisis

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


Ruthless Federer sends Chung packing, faces Coric next

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


Review: Meredith Monk, Still Peerless at Shocking Serenity

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


Third court rules Tepco, government liable over Fukushima disaster: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kyoto district court on Thursday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the Japanese government were liable for damages arising from the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, the Asahi newspaper said

'The Crown's' queen paid less than prince

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


Pests, disease destroy a third of Mozambique crops, government says

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Pests and disease sweeping through Mozambique have destroyed at least a third of the country's agricultural crops over the past 11 months, a government spokeswoman said.

Curry on his wife: She's ruthless

Taking a lesson from the Japanese 'love hotel'

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


Renewed trade war fears pummel world shares, dollar

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares slipped for the second straight day and the dollar held near one-week lows after U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to slap $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports reminded investors of the threat to world economic growth.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Renewed trade war fears pummel world shares, dollar

* World equity index further off one-month high as Asian markets fall

Foy, Claire (1984- )

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

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


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

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


Blizzard bears down on New England, knocking out power

BOSTON (Reuters) - Driving snow enveloped the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday in its third winter storm in two weeks, closing schools, canceling flights and knocking out power to about 140,000 homes and businesses.


Blizzard bears down on New England, snarling travel

BOSTON (Reuters) - The third winter storm in two weeks roared into coastal New England on Tuesday, with up to 20 inches (51 cm) of forecast snow causing school closures, flight cancellations and raising the risk of power outages.

3rd nor'easter is about to pummel New England

New England braced Tuesday for its third nor'easter in less than two weeks, which threatens to hit the region with as much as 2 feet of snow.


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

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

Moms still earn less than childless women


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

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

New England States (US)

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

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


Dropbox IPO price range puts valuation nearly a third below peak

(Reuters) - Dropbox Inc on Monday offered a price range for shares in its initial public offering that would value it at up to $7.1 billion, nearly a third below the valuation it commanded in 2014, a clear sign of how overheated the private tech market became a few years back.


Dropbox IPO priced at nearly one-third below its peak valuation

(Reuters) - Dropbox Inc on Monday priced shares for its initial public offering that would value it at up to $7.1 billion, nearly a third below the valuation it commanded in 2014, a clear sign of how overheated the private tech market became a few years back.


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

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


No love match for Germany in Merkel's third grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel and her partners met to formally sign their agreement on a new "grand coalition" government on Monday and admitted it was a political necessity, not a "love match".


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

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


Dropbox's $7 billion IPO is a third from peak valuation

(Reuters) - Dropbox Inc on Monday filed to go public, valuing the cloud storage company at up to $7.1 billion, nearly a third below a valuation three years ago, as concerns rose that it was not growing fast enough to justify a loftier price tag.

Americans are having less sex

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

Northeast braces for third storm in under two weeks

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


U.S. northeast braces for third nor'easter in two weeks

(Reuters) - Parts of the U.S. northeast brace for a third powerful winter storm in two weeks that could bring high winds, a foot or more of wet snow and power outages Monday night and into Tuesday, officials said.

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

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

New England States (US)

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

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


Serena, Venus win to set up third-round clash

(Reuters) - Serena Williams continued her comeback to tennis with a 7-6(5) 7-5 win over Kiki Bertens at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, setting up a third-round encounter with her sister Venus.

Opinion: God bless these doctors in Canada

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


Tennis: Vickery upsets third seed Muguruza at Indian Wells

(Reuters) - American qualifier Sachia Vickery completed an astonishing comeback to stun third seed Garbine Muguruza 2-6 7-5 6-1 in a second-round win at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Friday.


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

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


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

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

Traffic Accidents and Safety

Big City: Reckless Driving and the Limits of Vision Zero

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

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.


Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in

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


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

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


BRIEF-Paylocity Announces Acquisition Of Third-Party Benefits Administrator BeneFLEX



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

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

Organized Labor

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

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

Second nor'easter in a week blasts New England

A powerful nor'easter is rolling through the East Coast for the second time in less than a week, bringing another round of blackouts, treacherous roads and canceled flights.


Third rape case filed against Muslim scholar Ramadan

PARIS (Reuters) - A 45-year-old woman filed a new rape case in France on Wednesday against Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, the third against the Islamic studies professor, judicial sources said on Wednesday.

The Bachelor (TV Program)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Homeless Persons

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

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

Former Russian spy and daughter found slumped on a bench in England

A woman found unconscious on a shopping center bench in southern England next to a Russian former double agent is his daughter, a source told CNN on Tuesday.

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

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

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Lesson Here Is Listen to the Victim

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


BRIEF-IDG Ventures India Says Cisco Investments Invests In IDG's Third Fund

* IDG VENTURES INDIA SAYS CISCO INVESTMENTS INVESTS IN IDG’S THIRD FUND Source text - IDG Ventures India today announced that Cisco Investments has invested in IDG’s third and most recent fund. IDG Ventures India is one of the top VCs with over 70 portfolio investments across a range of technology sectors. The funds have had a number of exits in the recent past, the most recent being Newgen Software which listed on both the National / Bombay stock exchanges (NSE/BSE) in India in January. IDG Ven

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.


Arkansas becomes third U.S. state to add Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arkansas on Monday became the third U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or participate in employment activities as a condition of receiving health insurance as the Trump administration continues to approve state requests that fundamentally change the 50-year-old program.


NYC Museums to Visit for $12 or Less

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


IAAF CEO Gers quits after less than 18 months in job

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

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

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


Syrian Observatory: one third of Syria's Ghouta enclave taken by government

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have captured more than a third of the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta near Damascus since starting a ground offensive there a week ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

Customs (Tariff)

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

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


Germany awaits coalition blessing from Social Democrat party members

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

#MeToo Movement

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

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

Homeless Persons

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

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

Collective Bargaining

Editorial: West Virginia Teachers Give a Lesson in Union Power

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

The stunning stats on the nor'easter

Here we go again. Another wicked nor-easter -- which could morph into a "bomb cyclone" -- wracks the Northeast. Check out some of the eye-popping stats from this monster winter storm.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: When Growing Old Is a Blessing

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

Nor'easter to hit East Coast could become 'bomb cyclone'

There's a nor'easter roaring toward the East Coast -- and it's a ferocious mix of howling winds, drenching rain, snow and surging waves.


U.S. monthly inflation picks up; jobless claims at 48-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices increased in January, with a gauge of underlying inflation posting its largest gain in 12 months, bolstering views that price pressures will accelerate this year.


U.S. weekly jobless claims drop to lowest level since 1969

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting the lowest level in more than 48 years, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Democrats Fault Governor on Homelessness Crisis

Thursday: Democrats point fingers at one another on poverty, President Trump changes his tune on gun control, and a horse walks onto a freeway.

Rome (Italy)

Travel Tips: 5 Tips for a Luxury Trip to Rome for Less

The Eternal City is home to historic art and architecture, designer clothes and accessories, and luxury lodgings — here’s how to have it all, on a budget.


Life expectancy in England and Wales shortens: research

LONDON (Reuters) - Life expectancy for people in England and Wales aged 65 at the beginning of 2018 has shortened by two months compared with a year earlier, research showed on Thursday.

Trump, Donald J

Editorial: Donald Trump Gets a Lesson From That ‘Very Bad Judge’

Can you guess which man is the model public servant?


Couples lug AR-15 assault rifles to Pennsylvania church blessing

NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. (Reuters) - Hundreds of couples toting AR-15 rifles packed a Unification church in Pennsylvania on Wednesday to have their marriages blessed and their weapons celebrated as "rods of iron" that could have saved lives in a recent Florida school shooting.


EU says to regulate Northern Irish trade unless Britain acts fast

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Wednesday laid out how it would regulate Northern Ireland's trade if no better solution was found in the fast-closing window before Britain's departure from the EU, prompting furious reactions in London and Belfast.


Snow wipes out third day of Formula One testing

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Snow blew out the third day of Formula One's pre-season testing on Wednesday, with only five drivers eventually venturing out on the slippery track and McLaren's Fernando Alonso alone in completing a timed lap.


EU expects to govern Northern Irish trade after Brexit unless London finds solution fast

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Wednesday laid out how it expected to regulate Northern Ireland's trade if no better solution was found in the rapidly shrinking window before Britain quits the EU, prompting furious reactions in London and Belfast.

The relentless pressure to succeed is driving girls to despair

As a mom of two daughters, I'm mindful of how girls today have more opportunity than ever. In fact, I tell my girls this all the time: They can be anything they want and shatter any glass ceiling, even the highest one, the presidency.


Two-thirds of U.S. commuter railroads may not meet crash technology deadline: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As many as two-thirds of the 29 U.S. commuter railroads may not meet a deadline to install an anti-crash technology by the end of the year, according to a report by a government watchdog seen by Reuters.

Homeless Persons

A Homeless Camp in Our Back Yard? Please, a University Says

Prospective students at Seattle Pacific University know when they first tour the campus that, at some point, “they’re going to encounter what it means to be around homelessness.”


Bank of England will not "go soft" on EU insurance rules

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Bank of England will not "go soft" on enforcing European Union capital rules for insurers, although it will look at ways to make it easier for new entrants to boost competition in the industry, its deputy governor Sam Woods said on Tuesday.


Fed's Powell, a Republican, may tread less rocky road in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Freed from economic crisis and aligned with the party in power, new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell makes his first appearance before Congress on Tuesday in what is widely expected to mark a reset of sorts in relations between the central bank and elected lawmakers.

'Clueless' actress running for Congress

"Clueless" star and former Fox commentator Stacey Dash is running for Congress in California.

Gov. to Trump: Listen more, tweet less

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told President Donald Trump on Monday that "we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening" on the subject of arming teachers to deter school shootings.

Shirtless Tongan marches shirtless again

Pita Taufatofua knows what the people want, and he's not afraid to give it to them.


Personal Health: More Fitness, Less Fatness

Public health experts worry about the effects of “fat acceptance” on well-being and the costs of chronic weight-related ailments.


BRIEF-Nokia, Facebook Collaborate For Fixed Wireless Access

* NOKIA AND FACEBOOK WORK TOGETHER TO EXPAND ECOSYSTEM FOR FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS OVER 60 GHZ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Helsinki Newsroom)


England's Pepperell edges Fisher for maiden European Tour title

(Reuters) - England's Eddie Pepperell held off compatriot Oliver Fisher to claim his first European Tour title at the Qatar Masters on Sunday.

How Steph Curry prepares for third child

Two-time NBA champion Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha, are expecting their third child. He talks to CNN's Van Jones about his growing family.


BRIEF-GE Expects Market For New Gas Orders In 2018 To Be Less Than 35 Gigawatts



Less-invasive heart valve replacement tied to better quality of life

(Reuters Health) - People who get minimally-invasive surgery to replace damaged heart valves have an easier time completing daily tasks and a better quality of life after the procedure, a research review suggests.


Alpine skiing: Shiffrin braced for post-Games blues before resuming speed quest

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is prepared for the post-Olympics letdown of a return to normal life but the American still has plenty to target over the rest of the year and is even looking further ahead towards her third Games in 2022.

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."


Snap chief earns $638 million in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever

(Reuters) - Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation as the company went public last year, the third-highest annual payout ever received by a company's chief executive.


UPDATE 1-Snap chief earns $638 mln in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation as the company went public last year, the third-highest annual payout ever received by a company's chief executive.


U.S. jobless claims near 45-year low as economic outlook brightens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 45-year low last week, pointing to strong job growth in February and solid momentum in the economy.


U.S. jobless claims fall to near 45-year low; six states estimated

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a near 45-year low last week, but claims for six states were estimated because of Monday's Presidents Day holiday.


Alpine skiing: Third gold eludes Hirscher as slalom king crashes out

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In the end, Marcel Hirscher's bid to finally clinch an Olympic gold medal in his favorite event lasted less than 30 seconds on Thursday, the Austrian slalom king thwarted by an uncharacteristic error and the Pyeongchang snow.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Contributor: A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda

Politicians in Chile have stoked anti-immigrant sentiment, especially against Haitian immigrants. Chileans would do well to remember our own history.


Lesser-known North Korea cyber-spy group goes international: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea's government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said on Tuesday.

Olympic Games (2018)

Unified Korean Hockey Team Finishes Winless. So Why All the Cheering?

Shouldering a heavy political weight, the team lost its final game, but the outcome was beside the point for many optimistic spectators.


Sleepless nights for Kramer after 10km failure

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer is still having sleepless nights over his failure in the Olympic 10,000 meters race but is trying to take consolation from his record-breaking 5,000 performance.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Out of Prison, Fiancée in Kayak Case Says, ‘I’m Not Heartless’

Nearly three years after her arrest in the drowning death of her fiancé, Angelika Graswald speaks publicly about the case that drew widespread attention.

de Blasio, Bill

Homelessness, Step by Step

New York City makes it hard to enter shelters, and the housing market makes it hard to leave them. The process has many phases — the stages of homelessness.

Holocaust and the Nazi Era

Opinion: Lessons on the Holocaust, From Warsaw’s No. 35 Tram

Poland can’t make its history disappear. Thousands of families, like mine, have stories.


Small earthquake felt in Wales, southern England

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 struck Britain on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England.

Transgender and Transsexuals

The Look: The Peculiar Position of India’s Third Gender

Hijras occupy a special place in Hinduism. But their relationship to modern Mumbai, where transgender people are legally recognized, remains fraught.


Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria's Afrin, says accusations baseless

BEIRUT, ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region.


Ageless Federer rides his time machine back to the top

LONDON (Reuters) - They know a thing or two about time in Switzerland -- their cuckoo clocks, expensive wristwatches and unerring railway timetables are proof of that.


Want Cleaner Air? Try Using Less Deodorant

Consumer products like perfume, pesticides and paint can contribute as much to city air pollution as cars.


Hospitalized older adults less often tested for flu

(Reuters Health) - Even though elderly people have the highest rates of hospitalization and death from influenza, a U.S. study suggests that older patients may be less likely to get tested for flu in the hospital.

Shirtless Tongan finishes in 114th place

Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua was brutally honest about his ambitions ahead of his Winter Olympics debut.


BRIEF-La-Z-Boy Plans To Invest About $10 Mln In Its England Inc Upholstery Manufacturing Campus



EU will not lift visas unless Turkey eases terrorism laws

SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Union told Turkey on Friday it would not ease travel requirements for its citizens unless Ankara softens counter-terrorism laws that the bloc says are excessive.


Two-thirds of SPD supporters back German grand coalition: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two thirds of supporters of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) back forming a coalition government with Angela Merkel's conservatives, an opinion poll showed on Friday.


White House blames Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

Obama tweets: 'We are not powerless'

In the wake of the Florida high school shooting, former President Barack Obama is calling for legislative action on gun control, saying it's "long overdue."


U.S. weekly jobless claims rebound from near 45-year lows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded from a near 45-year low last week, but remained below a level that is associated with a tightening labor market.

N. Korean ship spotted likely violating sanctions a third time

A North Korean tanker has likely violated United Nations sanctions for the third time in recent months, according to authorities in Japan.


Fifth Third hires Pichler as head of credit sales

(Reuters) - Fifth Third has hired David Pichler, a former co-head of credit fixed income at Cantor Fitzgerald, to lead credit sales for institutional fixed income.


Federer pummels Bemelmans to move closer to top spot

(Reuters) - Roger Federer moved a step closer to reclaiming the top spot in men's tennis when he beat Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans 6-1 6-2 in the Rotterdam Open on Wednesday.

Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, & Politics of Ordinary Abortion (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Scarlet A’ Wants Less Shouting About Abortion and More Talking

Katie Watson says that with so much focus on “extraordinary” cases, there is something “unreal” about the American conversation about abortion.


Dominant Wozniacki, Halep cruise into Qatar Open third round

(Reuters) - Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki swatted aside German Carina Witthoeft at the Qatar Open on Wednesday while an equally dominant Simona Halep joined the world number one in the third round making short work of Ekaterina Makarova.

The phoneless retreat for the broken hearted


Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

LONDON/YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria's Delta region.


Snowboarding: White delivers again to win third halfpipe gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time as he delivered a stunning routine under massive pressure on the final run of a gripping halfpipe final on Wednesday to win his third Winter Olympic gold and a landmark 100th for his country.


Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time after winning a third Olympic gold medal in a spectacular Pyeongchang Winter Games halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday.


BRIEF-Pure Gold Reports Third Quarter Loss Per Share of $0.02

* PURE GOLD MINING INC-QTRLY LOSS PER SHARE $0.02 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Vice Media Inc

Former Employee Sues Vice, Claiming It Pays Women Less

The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, claims the news and entertainment company marginalizes women and systematically pays them less than men.


Wall Street ends up for third straight session; inflation data ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street climbed on Tuesday for a third straight session, buoyed by and Apple , while investors focused on inflation data on Wednesday that could upset the market's fragile recovery - or clear the way for more gains.

Tiny homes, big benefits for homeless military veterans

Marvin Gregory is a large man living in a tiny home. And he couldn't be happier.


Powder sent to UK parliament found to be harmless

LONDON (Reuters) - Counter-terrorism police were called to Britain's parliament on Tuesday to investigate white power sent to an office in the building, but the powder was later found to be harmless, officials said.

Psychology and Psychologists

Why Trying to Be Less Awkward Never Works

Self-consciousness does not exist to torture you. It exists to help you learn.

Williams, Tennessee

Critic’s Notebook: Tennessee Williams, Restless and Revising

A Morgan Library & Museum exhibition of the playwright’s letters and manuscripts showcases the hungers that drove and derailed him.


Less headwinds for renewables now says Indonesia pioneer

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The developer of Indonesia's first commercial-scale wind farm says conditions for renewable energy investors are better now than ever before, but more work is still needed for the country to achieve its wind energy targets.

Stents (Medical Devices)

The New Health Care: Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

Why are so many people paying so much — and putting themselves at risk — for a placebo effect?

Politics and Government

Asma Jahangir, Fearless Pakistani Rights Activist, Dies at 66

She gained international acclaim as the voice of conscience in a country where liberal, secular voices have been under threat.


Tennis: Tireless Bosnian qualifier Basic clinches maiden title in Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bosnian qualifier Mirza Basic needed all his skill and determination to beat big-serving Romanian Marius Copil 7-6(6) 6-7(4) 6-4 in a nerve-wracking final of the Sofia Open and win his first tour title on Sunday.

When women accuse men of assault or abuse, Trump sides with the men. *Unless they're Democrats.

If there's been one consistent thing about Donald Trump since he emerged as a presidential candidate in June 2015, it's this: When women accuse men of sexual assault or domestic abuse, Trump sides with the men.

A shirtless return and other things that happened this week

A rocket takes off. A mom storms off. And eggs fly off. It's time for this week's politics-free side of the news.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles

Uber and Waymo Settle Trade Secrets Suit Over Driverless-Car Technology

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s C.E.O., said the company had not stolen trade secrets from the self-driving car unit of Google’s parent company, but expressed “regret for the actions” the led to the suit.

Ex-SEAL who says he shot bin Laden rips Trump's parade idea as 'third-world bullsh--'

The former Navy SEAL who claims he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden is blasting President Donald Trump's desire for a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Shirtless Tongan comes out all oily again

Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan athlete who became an instant Olympic icon when he emerged shiny and shirtless carrying his country's flag during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Rio two years ago, has done it again.


Asia stocks pummeled by fresh Wall Street slide, safe havens in demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks tumbled on Friday after Wall Street shares suffered yet another big slide amid worries over rising bond yields, while perceived havens such as the yen and Swiss franc drew demand amid the turmoil.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

Bermuda Outlaws Gay Marriage, Less Than a Year After It Became Legal

The British overseas territory adopted a domestic partnership law, instead, but gay rights advocates dismissed it as a “separate-but-equal” measure.


Free public transport for older adults tied to less depression

(Reuters Health) - Eliminating cost as a barrier to getting around town may improve the mental health of older adults by reducing loneliness and lack of social engagement, suggests a UK study that followed over 18,000 people for more than a decade.


Few cheers at home for Germany's loveless coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's German coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) was greeted with more scepticism than joy on Thursday, as some said the loveless alliance, born of desperation, showed the conservative chancellor's time was coming to an end.


U.S. jobless claims drop to near 45-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, dropping to its lowest level in nearly 45 years as the labor market tightened further, bolstering expectations of faster wage growth this year.

Stocks and Bonds

For Millennial Investors, a Harsh Lesson in Market Gyrations

Severe stock swings rattled young investors, many of whom had never experienced such an intense sell-off and were left feeling “a punch to the gut.”

Plane skids off runway as ice and snow pummel the Northeast

A nasty mix of freezing rain, snow and widespread ice is bombarding much of Connecticut and Massachusetts on Wednesday, forecasters said.


Spotify generates third quarter revenue of $1.2 billion: The Information

(Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify had revenue of a billion euros ($1.24 billion) in its third-quarter, putting it on track for a full year revenue of more than 4 billion euros ($4.95 billion), The Information website reported on Tuesday.


Toyota posts 54 percent jump in third quarter profit, lifts full-year forecast

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Tuesday reported a 54 percent jump in operating profit for the third quarter, boosted by strong performance at home in Japan along with a weaker yen, and raised its forecast for full-year profit.

Opinion: A stock market lesson for Trump - the hard way

Donald Trump is suddenly learning a very hard lesson. Stock markets that go up can, quite suddenly and precipitously, go down. And then there's the other half of that lesson. When you buy the good news, you inevitably own the bad as well.

Family Leaves

Even in Family-Friendly Scandinavia, Mothers Are Paid Less

Researchers say motherhood is one of the biggest causes of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

Homeless men are being gunned down on the street in Las Vegas

The video is chilling. James Edgar Lewis is sleeping under a Las Vegas freeway when a dark-colored SUV passes by. Seconds later, a man wearing a dark top emerges from the vehicle and shoots Lewis twice in the head before fleeing.

Stocks and Bonds

T: Context Matters. The Stock Market Drop Is Less Scary Than It Seems.

It can be easy to be misled by big point swings after a long period of quiet in global markets.

What Nassar said before his third sentence for decades of abuse

Before he was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison on Monday, Larry Nassar apologized to the court.


Panasonic hikes outlook after third-quarter earnings surge on automotive demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp lifted its outlook for earnings this year after reporting a 23 percent jump in third-quarter operating profit on healthy sales of car components and factory automation equipment.

Sex Crimes

Reported Cases of Sexual Abuse Against Men Triple in England and Wales

The #MeToo movement appears to be helping more men gain the confidence to report abuse to British authorities and seek help, experts say.

She was an energetic maid of honor. Less than a week later, she dies from the flu

On Saturday, January 13, Tandy Harmon was an energetic maid of honor, running around with her best friend and making last-minute wedding preparations.


Deutsche Bank reports third consecutive annual loss

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank on Friday posted its third consecutive annual loss in 2017, taking a hit from challenging markets, a drop in investment bank revenue and a U.S. tax reform, after a difficult fourth quarter.


Sony reports best-ever third quarter profit, forecasts new annual record

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp on Friday reported a nearly four-fold jump in third-quarter operating profit on growing demand for its image sensors, and raised its full-year earnings outlook.

This is the third shooting at a middle or high school this year

There have been at least three shootings at middle and high schools so far this year, and it's only February 1.


U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fall; worker productivity drops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a tightening labor market and strengthening economy at the start of the year.


Philippine news site chief says complaint of cyber libel is 'baseless'

MANILA (Reuters) - The head of a Philippine online news site battling revocation of its license for violation of ownership conditions on Thursday said law enforcers should drop a complaint of cyber libel against her, describing it as "baseless".


China's Lenovo swings to third quarter loss on U.S. tax reform, says outlook challenging

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group swung to a loss in the third quarter from a year-ago profit, hurt mainly by a one-off charge of $400 million resulting from a U.S. tax reform, and said the short-term outlook was challenging.

All the Best Picture nominees combined made less money than 'Star Wars'


Steered by Switch, Nintendo posts best third quarter in eight years, ups outlook

OSAKA (Reuters) - Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd reported its biggest third-quarter operating profit in eight years, driven by smashing demand for its new Switch games console, and said it now expects annual earnings to outstrip its previous estimate.

Third-Party Politics (US)

Op-Ed Contributor: Are Republicans Ready to Join a Third Party?

Given the level of angst with the direction of the party, there’s never been a better time to start something new.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is America Growing Less Tolerant on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights?

Acceptance was growing. But a new poll shows that the public may be backsliding.


Venezuela's Maduro launches election campaign with more reggaeton, less Chavez

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who pitched himself as the "son" of Hugo Chavez to appeal to voters ahead of his 2013 presidential win, has all but scrubbed mention of the late socialist leader from his campaign for re-election this year.

Computers and the Internet

Federal 5G Wireless Network Is Panned by F.C.C. and Industry

The chairman of the F.C.C. and major trade groups said private companies were best positioned to build the next generation of cell networks.

Holocaust and the Nazi Era

Israel Slams ‘Baseless’ Holocaust Legislation in Poland

Legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust drew condemnation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli lawmakers.


Editorial Notebook: Less Chance to Get Together in the Dark

As two theaters close, it will be harder for New Yorkers to see movies that reflect the human spirit.