News Chef Batali exits company, TV show after sex harassment accusations 2017-12-11T13:32:24.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali said on Monday that he has stepped away from his restaurant company and ABC said it asked him to step aside as co-host of a daytime food and talk show after he was accused of sexual harassment in a report by an online food trade publication. Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, suspect in custody 2017-12-11T13:22:06.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack. Judge tells ex-Trump adviser Manafort to stop communicating with media 2017-12-11T13:12:50.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Monday issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to refrain from making statements to the media that could harm his right to a fair trial. EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move 2017-12-11T13:10:25.000000000-05:00 BRUSSELS/CAIRO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. Newly minted bitcoin futures indicate more modest growth ahead 2017-12-11T13:04:44.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Newly launched bitcoin futures indicated on Monday that financial markets expect the cryptocurrency to climb further but at a far slower rate than in recent weeks as warnings of a bubble grew. Wall Street higher as technology, energy stocks gain 2017-12-11T13:04:02.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Technology and energy stocks gained in early afternoon trading on Monday, helping Wall Street shake off uncertainties following an explosion at one of New York's busiest commuter hubs. Verizon to pay $2.25 billion to NFL for five-year streaming deal: source 2017-12-11T12:54:55.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will pay around $2.25 billion for a five-year partnership with the National Football League that allows users to stream games on its Yahoo and go90 platforms as well as on mobile devices, a source told Reuters on Monday. Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race 2017-12-11T11:50:18.000000000-05:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela's 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party as predicted dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a crumbling opposition. Wall Street ticks higher as New York explosion worries wane 2017-12-11T11:41:09.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - U.S stocks indexes edged higher on Monday, recovering from a brief uncertainty following an explosion at one of New York's busiest commuter hubs. Russian military chief criticizes U.S., Japan and South Korea drills 2017-12-11T11:12:56.000000000-05:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia's military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan, the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region.