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‘Honey Boy’ Is Where Shia LaBeouf Went To Sort Out His Demons

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“What do you want me to say? I’m a piece of shit,” Shia LaBeouf shrieks early in “Honey Boy.” Really, it’s Lucas Hedges who says it, playing an analog of Shia LaBeouf in a movie written by Shia LaBeouf about Shia LaBeouf’s life. “A piece of shit” is how plenty of us would have described t...read more

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs

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CINCINNATI (Reuters) - When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering. Danny Reagan, a former...read more

Not so fast: Most Germans favor speed limits on the Autobahn

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BERLIN (Reuters) - A majority of Germans favor setting maximum speed limits for Germany’s famously fast Autobahns to help battle climate change, according to a poll published on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: A truck passes a 120 km/h (75 mph) speed limit sign on the A27 Autobahn near the northern G...read more

Elite Law Firm’s All-White Partner Class Stirs Debate on Diversity

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The post appeared on LinkedIn in early December: Paul, Weiss, one of the country’s most prominent and profitable law firms, said it was “pleased to announce” its new partner class. In the image, 12 lawyers looked out at the world, grinning. What followed, however, was nothing to smile ...read more

Trump National Golf Club in N.Y. Fires Undocumented Workers, Lawyer Says

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For eight years, it seemed to Margarita Cruz that the management at the Trump Organization’s golf club in Westchester, N.Y., did not notice — or did not care — that the green card and Social Security card she had used to get hired were fake, purchased in Queens for about $120. Ms. Cruz, a...read more

3 Men Sentenced in Plot to Bomb Somali Immigrants in Kansas

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Three men who were convicted of plotting to blow up a Kansas apartment complex where Somali refugees lived have each been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison, the Justice Department said on Friday. “The defendants in this case acted with clear premeditation in an attempt to kill inno...read more

Speaking Black Dialect in Courtrooms Can Have Striking Consequences

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“He don’t be in that neighborhood.” When one court reporter in Philadelphia transcribed that phrase, it turned into this: “We going to be in this neighborhood.” In other words, the opposite of what the phrase actually meant — that someone is not usually in a neighborhood. That was just...read more

NBA roundup: George's 36 lead Thunder past Bucks

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Paul George hit a season-high eight 3-pointers and scored 36 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 118-112 home win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Jan 27, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) dribbles the ball around Milwaukee Bu...read more

Rugby: Major League commissioner sees bright future for game in U.S.

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(Reuters) - Major League Rugby (MLR) Commissioner Dean Howes says the sport will be more visible than ever in the United States this year as the professional league kicks off its second season. Featuring eight U.S.-based teams and one from Canada, with three more teams set to join in 2020, ...read more

Patriots, Rams arrive in Atlanta for Super Bowl

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ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots have touched down in Atlanta after enthusiastic send-offs from their fans ahead of their Super Bowl clash on Sunday. Jan 27, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff gets off the plane at Hartsfield–Jac...read more

Former Australia captain Foster to lobby FIFA for Araibi

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country. Craig Foster, former Australian fo...read more

Soccer: U.S. give manager Berhalter a winning start, beat Panama 3-0

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(Reuters) - The United States beat Panama 3-0 on Sunday to give new manager Gregg Berhalter a winning start to his tenure. Djordje Mihailovic marked his first game for the national team with a goal in the 40th minute before Walker Zimmerman and Christian Ramirez scored in the second half to...read more

The World Economy Just Can’t Escape Its Low-Growth, Low-Inflation Rut

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Image The New York Stock Exchange this month. Markets went haywire at the end of 2018, but what story were they telling?CreditJohannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Fears of an imminent recession, which caused major turbulence in financial markets at the end of 2018 and be...read more

With Interest: The Week in Business: The Shutdown Ends (for Now), and Venezuela Has One More President Than It Needs

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Want this column in your inbox? Sign up here. Hi there. Did you see the lunar eclipse last week? I didn’t, either. (I thought about it, and then fell asleep.) Of course, of all the eclipses to miss, this one was eventful: A mysterious flash of light appeared on the side of the moon right ...read more

Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign with hometown Oakland rally

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Kamala Harris kicked off her presidential campaign officially on Sunday, with a message of unity at a rally in her hometown. Howard Schultz candidacy is Trump's 'best chance' in 2020, says Julián Castro “My whole life, I’ve only had one client: the people,” the California senator said,...read more

Howard Schultz candidacy is Trump's 'best chance' in 2020, says Julián Castro

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Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro said on Sunday the former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz will give Donald Trump “his best hope of getting re-elected” if he chooses to launch an independent run for the White House. Iowa Nice: hawkeyed experts say Elizabeth Warren hi...read more

Trump ally Roger Stone hedges bets on cooperation with Robert Mueller

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Longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone said on Sunday he would have to consult with his attorneys about potentially cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. Roger Stone's indictment shows us Robert Mu...read more

Suspect arrested in Louisiana shootings which left five dead

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A man suspected of shooting dead his parents and three other people including a girl he was dating was captured after an intense manhunt spanning several states, authorities in Louisiana said on Sunday. Sign up for the US morning briefing Dakota Theriot, 21, was found in Virginia early i...read more

At Least 20 Dead As 2 Bombs Target Roman Catholic Cathedral In Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two bombs tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 81 during a Sunday Mass, officials said. The first bomb went off in or near the Jolo cathedral ...read more

Hundreds Missing After Iron Ore Mine Dam Collapses In Brazil

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BRUMADINHO, Brazil, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian rescue workers on Saturday searched for roughly 300 missing people after a tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, amid faint hopes of finding many alive, three years after a similar disaster involving the miner. Nine peopl...read more

Boy, 2, Found Dead Inside 110-Meter-Deep Well In Spain After 13-Day Search

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MADRID (AP) — Rescue crews in Spain early Saturday found the body of a 2-year-old boy, whose fall into a deep borehole 13 days earlier prompted a complex and heart-wrenching search-and-rescue operation that had the country holding its breath. Julen Rosello fell down the narrow 110-meter-d...read more

Blow for May as Ireland stresses it will not yield on Brexit backstop

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Ireland has launched a last-minute attempt to warn Theresa May off any attempt to unravel the backstop, two days before a crucial Commons debate that may decide the next move for the UK’s rudderless Brexit policy. Simon Coveney, the Irish foreign minister and deputy prime minister, insisted...read more

Peers and MPs receiving millions in EU farm subsidies

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Dozens of MPs and peers, including some with vast inherited wealth, own or manage farms that collectively have received millions of pounds in European Union subsidies. An analysis by the Guardian and the environmental group Friends of the Earth identified 48 parliamentarians who claimed £5....read more

UK cannot simply trade on WTO terms after no-deal Brexit, say experts

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The UK will be unable to have frictionless, tariff-free trade under World Trade Organization rules for up to seven years in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to two leading European Union law specialists. The ensuing chaos could double food prices and plunge Britain into a recessio...read more

What is the next Commons Brexit debate about?

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The next key Brexit debate in the House of Commons is scheduled for Tuesday. We look at what MPs will be voting on and what the possible outcomes are. What is happening on Tuesday and why is it so important? Early in the Brexit process, MPs insisted that they must have a “meaningful vo...read more
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