Quote of the Day

William Makepeace Thackeray
I am tempted to think that to be despised by her sex is a very great compliment to a woman. Discuss

Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that ... imitation is suicide.

Gilbert Chesterton
One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.

Stormy gets "keys" to West Hollywood
Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump, is honored with the keys to the city of West Hollywood and the city is proclaiming May 23rd as "Stormy Daniels Day". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Pentagon disinvites China from major U.S. military exercise
The Pentagon on Wednesday disinvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China's top diplomat Wang Yi called an "unconstructive move". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Parkland students blast lawmakers: 'Nothing has happened'
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including Charlie Mirsky and Alfonso Calderon, and other high school students across the U.S. spoke to Democrats on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a Gun Violence Prevention Task Force forum. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

U.S. launches probe into auto imports
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it will open a so-called Section 232 investigation into whether imports of vehicles and auto parts harm national security.

PEN America honors Reuters journalists
Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are awarded with the PEN America 2018 Barbey Freedom to Write Award. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Judge rules Trump can't block Twitter users
A federal judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that Trump may not legally block Twitter users because doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment.

Uber shuts down Arizona self-driving tests
Uber is shutting down its self-driving car testing program in Arizona, following a fatal crash in March by an Uber SUV on autonomous mode which struck and killed a homeless woman.

Comcast prepares to top Disney's $50 billion bid for Fox
Comcast confirmed for the first time on Wednesday it was preparing a higher, all-cash offer for the businesses that Twenty-First Century Fox has agreed to sell to Walt Disney.

EXCLUSIVE: Yulia Skripal speaks about poisoning
Yulia Skripal has spoken to Reuters for the first time on camera since recovering from a poisoning on UK soil that Britain has blamed on Russia. Yulia was hospitalized along with her father Sergei Skripal in a nerve agent attack in March

Yulia Skripal speaks out for first time since poisoning
Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned along with her father Sergei in the UK in March, speaks to Reuters exclusively from an undisclosed location. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Democrats nominate first black woman for governor
Democratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor in the United States.

Cisco warns of major potential hack in Ukraine
CISCO's cyber intelligence unit Talos on Wednesday saying hackers have infected at least half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries around the world for a possible cyber attack on Ukraine next month.

Caterpillar’s dilemma: keeping up with a surge in demand
Orders for the mining machines and construction bulldozers made by Caterpillar are surging, but like several other industrial companies, meeting that boom in demand is proving to be a challenge on several fronts.

Maryland police arrest suspects in police officer's slaying
Maryland police manhunt ended on Tuesday when officers arrested three male teenagers suspected of playing a role in the killing of a female police officer who responded to a burglary report in a Baltimore suburb, according to Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Shooter in Panama City, Florida, killed - local TV
Police in Panama City, Florida, were engaged in a standoff with an active shooter who barricaded himself inside an apartment complex at a busy intersection on Tuesday. Resident Geraldine Rinaldi videotaped the encounter. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Trump floats large fine for China's ZTE
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday floated a plan to fine ZTE Corp and shake up its management as his administration considered rolling back more severe penalties that have crippled the Chinese telecommunications company. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Maduro win a ‘last straw’ for many Venezuelans
The re-election of President Nicolas Maduro spurs more Venezuelans to leave their country, adding to the growing emigration crisis.

U.S., China near deal lifting sales ban on ZTE
Washington and Beijing are nearing a deal that would remove an existing U.S. order banning American companies from supplying Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp, two people briefed on the talks told Reuters.

A Kansas town feels the loss of its refugee center
A refugee resettlement center in Garden City, Kansas, has been forced to shut down in the wake of President Donald Trump's cuts to the program leaving recent arrivals unmoored and without access to services.

Pompeo: U.S. to impose 'strongest' sanctions on Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if the country’s leadership did not change the course of its foreign and domestic policy.