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Mahathir tones down anti-China rhetoric during visit to Beijing

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad struck a conciliatory tone during his visit to Beijing Monday, a stark contrast to his earlier sharp language on China. More>>

A Puerto Rico town wrote 'S.O.S.' in the street after Hurricane Maria. Now it has a new message

Two messages, scrawled in chalk on the same street 11 months apart. More>>

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull makes U-turn on carbon emissions legislation

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has bowed to pressure from within his own party to drop plans to include carbon emission reduction targets in the government's new energy policy. More>>

Coalition service member killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

A coalition service member was killed and several others injured when their helicopter crashed Sunday night in Iraq, according to a statement by the US-led coalition. More>>

Read Pope Francis' letter on abuse

The Vatican released a letter Monday from Pope Francis directly addressing for the first time the latest accusations of sexual abuse by priests. Here is the full text of the letter. More>>

Pope addresses latest sexual abuse claims in letter

Pope Francis has acknowledged "with shame and repentance" the Catholic Church's failure to act on allegations of sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing "we showed no care for the little ones; we... More>>

Simone Biles makes triumphant return: Weekend in sport -- Five things to know

Olympic champion Simone Biles is back and she is breaking records again. More>>

2 Killed in Texas workplace shooting

A female shooter and a male employee were shot and killed early Monday at a distribution plant in Texas, a Missouri City spokeswoman said. More>>

5 Things for August 20: Michael Cohen, Korean reunions, India flooding

The Mormon church doesn't want you to call its members Mormons anymore. Why? It's complicated. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today"... More>>

Korean reunions: Tears as mother and son meet for first time in 68 years

"Sang Chol!" 92-year-old Lee Keum-seom exclaimed, as she fell into her long lost son's arms at a holiday resort in North Korea Monday. More>>

Taliban holds passengers after Afghan bus attacks

Taliban insurgents are holding more than 20 bus passengers in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, provincial spokesman Ismatullah Muradi told CNN. More>>

How a social media movement against police brutality prompted Nigerian government to act

For more than a quarter of a century, Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)-- has taken the lead on the country's most serious crimes --- armed robbery, kidnapping, assault, and murder. More>>

Lockdown curtains and drill bags. Preparing for school shootings is now just another part of a teacher's day.

Walk in to any given elementary or middle school classroom, and you're bound to be greeted with some evidence of a teacher's love and effort. Maybe it's a hand-drawn poster or chart, specifically tailored to the class'... More>>

Paul Manafort jury begins third day of deliberations

Jurors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will begin a third day of deliberations Monday, as the President continues to rail against special counsel Robert Mueller. More>>

Children on Nauru in desperate need of help, activists tell Australia

Australian advocates and opposition politicians are campaigning to free 119 children from forced detention on a tiny Pacific Island, amid warnings that the health of several young refugees is quickly deteriorating. More>>

Neighboring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers exodus

Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing the economic and humanitarian crisis roiling their homeland are facing increasing hostility from their South American neighbors. More>>

Pepsi buys SodaStream; Stocks rising; Estee Lauder earnings

1. Pepsi makes a deal: PepsiCo is buying one of the world's top sparkling water brands, SodaStream, for $3.2 billion. More>>

Greece is finally done with its epic bailout binge

After eight years and roughly $330 billion in loans, Greece is putting bailouts behind it. More>>

Pepsi is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion

Pepsi is buying one of the world's top sparkling water brands. More>>

A photographic treatment for people with dementia

One of the first dementia patients Laurence Aëgerter met was in the later stages of the illness. She visited the man at a care facility in Switzerland to note his reactions to photographs she had brought along. As she... More>>

Children in Ancient Rome had Vitamin D deficiency, study says

A new analysis of skeletons from ancient Roman cemeteries across Europe has revealed that vitamin D deficiency was a problem for children 2,000 years ago More>>

Afghan President announces ceasefire if Taliban agrees, too

In the wake of a string of deadly attacks, Afghanistan's president has offered a monthlong ceasefire with the Taliban beginning Monday, if the militant group agrees to honor it. More>>

Syrians in Idlib brace for the war's final showdown

Locals in the village of Urem Kubra gesture to a man standing surrounded by rubble. More>>

White House rejects Turkey's offer for pastor's release: report

The White House has rejected a Turkish offer to release an American pastor in exchange for forgiveness of billions of dollars in US fines on a Turkish bank, expressing that other matters would be considered only after... More>>

Fire that closed parts of Yosemite is 100% contained, but another blaze burns in Glacier National Park

The deadly Ferguson Fire, near Yosemite National Park, which raged for more than a month has been 100% contained, fire officials announced Sunday. More>>

Woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship

A British woman has been rescued by the Croatian Coast Guard after spending what she said was close to 10 hours treading water overnight in the Adriatic Sea after falling off a cruise ship. More>>

Trump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mounts

The looming verdict for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and new questions about what exactly the White House counsel told special counsel investigators, combined with Trump's increasingly combustible... More>>

South Koreans cross DMZ into North Korea for rare family reunions

A group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North Korea Monday to reunite with family members many haven't seen nor heard from since the Korean War broke out 68 years ago. More>>

Brennan considers 'going to court' with Trump over revoked security clearance

Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after he revoked Brennan's security clearance earlier this week. More>>

MTV VMAs 2018: What we know about music's most unpredictable show

The occasionally controversial and always unpredictable MTV Video Music Awards will be presented Monday night at New York's Radio City Music Hall. More>>

WH counsel McGahn's attorney did not fully apprise Trump's legal team on Mueller interviews

White House counsel Don McGahn's attorney did not give President Donald Trump's lawyers a full accounting of McGahn's interviews with the special counsel's team, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN. More>>

Exclusive: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says US addicted to sanctions

The United States is addicted to applying sanctions on Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday in an exclusive interview from Tehran. More>>

NYT: Michael Cohen under investigation for more than $20M in bank fraud

Federal investigators examining whether President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen committed bank and tax fraud are looking at more than $20 million in loans obtained for his and his family's taxi companies, The... More>>

A new James Bond Aston Martin for $3.5 million - rotating license plate included

Soon, you'll be able to buy your very own silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5 just like the one Sean Connery, as James Bond, first drove in the 1964 movie "Goldfinger." The rotating license plates and other gadgets will be... More>>

Rescue teams wade through filthy waters to help Kerala flood victims

Dharamvir Singh is the leader of a team of six men tackling their latest tough assignment in the flood-ravaged southern Indian state of Kerala. More>>

Houston man gets more than 6 years in prison for attempting to blow up Confederate statue

A 26-year-old man was sentenced to six and a half years in prison after he tried to blow up the Dick Dowling Confederate monument in Houston. More>>

Hundreds of students walk out of Andy Gross show at Purdue University

Hundreds of students walked out of the Andy Gross show Saturday night at Purdue University after multiple people who reached out to RTV6 and took to social media said he made several sexually harassing comments. More>>

What Trump really meant when he tweeted about a 'RAT'

You would think -- or at least hope -- that the person who serves as President of the United States would be supportive of anyone who cooperates with federal authorities to bring criminals to justice. After all, Article II... More>>

'Your faith is shaken.' Pittsburgh Catholics react to report detailing sexual abuse by clergy

St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh was about half-full at 8 a.m. mass on Sunday morning when Rev. Kris Stubna stepped up to the altar to deliver his homily. More>>

She was raped at 15. Two years on she's still fighting for justice

It was meant to be a quick run to the local village shop. Instead, it marked the beginning of a terrifying ordeal. More>>

All of Montana now under Air Quality Alert

HELENA - An Air Quality Alert has been issued for the entire state of Montana due to wildfire smoke. More>>

Howe Ridge fire explodes, more evacuations orders issued

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - The Howe Ridge fire burning on the west side of Glacier National Park exploded om Saturday growing from 4,100 acres to an estimated 7,800 acres. More>>

3 Major earthquakes strike near Fiji, Tonga and Indonesia

A trio of intense earthquakes shook several islands in the South Pacific and Indonesia on Sunday, including two on the already battered island of Lombok. More>>

Thirteen local companies give back at Ka`ala Farm

More than 150 volunteers on Saturday joined The Trust for Public Land at Ka'ala Farm in Waianae on Oahu's Leeward Shore to take part in a communal land restoration effort. The participants- including conservation donors... More>>

Twitter has a problem with 'toxic' content. CEO Jack Dorsey says he's trying 'everything' to fix it

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says "we're ready to question everything" about the social networking site that has been overrun by spam, abuse and misinformation. More>>

Rudy Giuliani says 'truth isn't truth'

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, said Sunday that "truth isn't truth" when explaining that he won't let special counsel Robert Mueller rush Trump into testifying because he doesn't want investigators to... More>>

Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was to get Clinton dirt

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and Russians "was originally for the purpose of getting information about (Hillary)... More>>

Christmas came early for Putin

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of... More>>

Airline passenger convicted of sexually abusing a woman on a plane

A man accused of undressing and fondling a Spirit Airlines passenger while she was asleep could spend the rest of his life behind bars. More>>

Bolton: Chinese, Iranian, North Korean election meddling 'a sufficient national security concern'

Chinese, Iranian and North Korean attempts to meddle in the 2018 US elections are, like Russia's efforts, "a sufficient national security concern," White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday. More>>

Board of Regents to assume authority and control over investigation of McNair death

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents unanimously voted on Friday to assume authority and control over all aspects of the investigation into the tragic death of football player Jordan McNair. More>>

'Inside Politics': Alleged Russian spy's charm offensive

Here are the stories our D.C. insiders are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow's headlines today. More>>

Speechwriter who attended conference with white nationalists in 2016 leaves White House

A speechwriter for President Donald Trump who attended a conference frequented by white nationalists has left the White House. More>>

Kyle Plush's family honors his memory, their mission at cardboard boat regatta

Kyle Plush used to love racing a cardboard boat with his best friend, Matt Wabler, in the New Richmond Cardboard Boat Regatta. More>>

Domestic violence continues to be a growing problem in the valley

Police have identified the suspect in a murder-suicide near Rainbow and Robindale. More>>

Beach closed after hypodermic needles wash ashore

Hypodermic needles washed up on a Long Island beach, which is now closed until further notice, authorities said Saturday. More>>

Michael Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance

Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having his security clearance revoked, as President Donald Trump threatened to do to him and other former intelligence... More>>

Central Nebraska Humane Society rescues hundreds of animals from property

The Central Nebraska Humane Society worked to save neglected animals on Friday, in one of its largest missions to date. More>>

French bulldog puppy stolen from Greensboro pet store

Police are looking for a man accused of stealing a dog from a pet store in Greensboro on Friday. More>>

Elon Musk, in a 2:30 am tweet, tells Arianna Huffington he can't slow down

One entrepreneur to another, Arianna Huffington has some advice for Elon Musk. But he's not buying it. More>>

Independence 15-year-old boy's organ donation saves 9-year-old Texas girl's life

An Independence couple is raising awareness about organ donation after their 15-year-old son saved a little girl's life. More>>

Lakeland woman arrested for stealing at least 10 identities

A Lakeland woman was arrested after deputies say she stole at least 10 identities. More>>

Local volunteers build dream playground within 6 hours for North County kids

Volunteers gathered Saturday to build a playground, in just six hours, for students at a local elementary school in North County. More>>

Robber steals $1,000 in vape pens from Mount Juliet gas station

Mount Juliet police are looking for a masked suspect that stole more than $1,000 worth of vape products from a gas station. More>>

Saginaw Co. Health Department holds back to school walk-in clinic

Is your child ready for the upcoming school year? More>>

Firefighters from Puerto Rico helping to battle Miles Fire in S. Oregon

A crew of more than a dozen wildland firefighters from Puerto Rico is joining the efforts to contain one of several massive fires in southern Oregon. More>>

ATF looking for suspects who stole guns from Frontier Justice

The ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those who stole firearms from Frontier Justice, a federally licensed firearms dealer. More>>

Sedona firefighters rescued 3 people trapped in flooded creek

Sedona firefighters rescued three people trapped in the rising waters of a creek Saturday evening. More>>

Mobilian honored with street dedication 70 years after his murder

It's a move toward justice. Mobile city leaders giving Tennessee Street an honorary name after a man murdered in the Jim Crow-Era. More>>

Coast Guard searching for missing couple in Pamlico River

Coast Guard crews, along with the Beaufort County Emergency Management Agency, are searching by air, sea and land for a missing man and woman who were last seen departing Potters Marine early Friday afternoon. More>>

New Haven police identify two arrested amid K2 overdoses

City officials in New Haven are trying to get a handle on a synthetic drug epidemic during which more than 100 overdose cases spanned 36 hours. More>>

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he 'would' support assault weapons ban

Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday that he "would" support assault weapons ban, staking out a strong position on the issue ahead of a possible run for president in 2020. More>>

New York Times 'stands behind' its article after attacks by Trump

The New York Times is pushing back against a Sunday morning Twitter storm by President Donald Trump. More>>

Houston school takes down 'sexist' quote from hallway wall after social media controversy

A Houston school has removed a quote popularized by a former New York madam after social media controversy over the saying, which was posted in a hallway above school lockers, according to CNN affiliate KTRK. More>>

Avenatti's actions on potential presidential run speak louder than his words

Michael Avenatti, the boisterous lawyer who has risen to national fame in recent months by publicly pestering Donald Trump, will continue his public flirtations with running for President in 2020 by headlining two more... More>>

Brett Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show

In an email chain addressed to two of his colleagues in March 2001, Brett Kavanaugh, then associate counsel to President George W. Bush, complained to his colleagues about recent press reports characterizing him. More>>

Man detained while driving pregnant wife to the hospital had an arrest warrant in Mexico, ICE says

Joel Arrona was heading to a San Bernardino, California, hospital with his pregnant wife for a planned cesarean section when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained him, forcing his pregnant wife to complete... More>>

Trump compares Mueller probe to McCarthyism

President Donald Trump on Sunday compared the special counsel investigation to McCarthyism, saying Robert Mueller made the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy "look like a baby." More>>

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal under scrutiny over report on priest abuse 'is not telling the truth'

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is accusing Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, of "not telling the truth" as he attempts to defend himself amid criticism and calls for his resignation over the... More>>

Why this World Humanitarian Day could be the grimmest of all

Even the most hard-core aid workers would have struggled to watch the initial images out of Yemen from a horrific airstrike on a school bus after a missile struck a crowded marketplace in broad daylight. More>>

Shanann Watts was to have a 'gender reveal' party Saturday

Shanann Watts was looking forward to a party Saturday to disclose the gender of her third child, CNN affiliate KDVR said, quoting a friend. More>>

Egypt's President Sisi ratifies new internet control law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a new law on Saturday tightening the government's control of the internet, state media reported. More>>

Putin makes flying visit to Austrian foreign minister's wedding

Russian President Vladimir Putin was a guest at the Austrian foreign minister's wedding on Saturday, in a move that opposition politicians say undermines the European Union's position on Moscow. More>>

These are the political and social music videos nominated for Video With a Message at the VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards are Monday in New York City at Radio City Music Hall. Cardi B leads the nominations with 10 nods, Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and one video will... More>>

The bull market is showing signs of old age, but it's not dead yet

1. Stocks still have room to gain: It's been a bumpy ride for stocks lately, but the bull market that began in March 2009 is about to make history: On Wednesday, it will be 3,453 days old — the longest ever. More>>

New Zealand lawmaker cycles to hospital to give birth

A New Zealand lawmaker made her own way to a hospital to have her baby, covering the kilometers from her suburban home to a maternity ward on a bicycle. More>>

'How could this happen again?' Why this Catholic abuse scandal seems worse than 2002

This is how bad things are in the Catholic Church right now: The Pope's top adviser on clergy sexual abuse canceled a trip to Ireland for a papal event because he has to investigate sexual misconduct in his own seminary. More>>

At least 14 fans at Backstreet Boys concert hurt as storm rolls through

At least 14 people were sent to the hospital Saturday after a storm knocked over concert entrance trusses at an Oklahoma outdoor concert venue hosting the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees, a spokeswoman for the property... More>>

NYT: White House counsel McGahn cooperated 'extensively' with special counsel probe

White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, participating in several interviews spanning 30 hours over the last nine months, The New York Times reported Saturday. More>>

8.2-Magnitude earthquake strikes in South Pacific off Fiji

A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the preliminary report from the US Geological Survey. More>>

Man who crashed car outside UK Parliament charged with attempted murder

A 29-year-old man who deliberately drove a car into a crowd outside Britain's Houses of Parliament has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, the Metropolitan Police in London said Saturday. More>>

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after lung and colorectal cancers More>>

TSU Citizens Police Academy Graduates Aspire To Be Officers

The relationship between police and minority groups continues to be a tough conversation but it's one 18-year-old Mariah Rhodes and 24-year-old Maraieh Sowell won't shy away from. More>>

Kofi Annan protected us from our worst instincts

In every generation we depend on a few people of supreme decency and intelligence to hold the world together. In Jewish tradition, there are at all times 36 tzadikim, righteous people, without whom the world would perish.... More>>

Volcanoes National Park officials say it'll be a while until the park reopens

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed for nearly 100 days due to unsafe conditions from seismic and explosive activity from the summit of Kilauea but there's no telling when the park will reopen. More>>

Pilot and passenger dead following a small plane crash in Carroll County

Two people were killed this morning when a small plane crashed soon after take-off in Carroll County. More>>

Infant dies after being left in hot car in Hernando County

An infant boy died on Friday after being left in a hot car Hernando County, officials say. More>>

Kofi Annan: A career of triumphs and tribulations in Africa

Kofi Annan has been described as "Africa's foremost son," as well as "a tall Iroko tree" whose achievement as the first black African to lead the UN is a source of pride to many on the continent. More>>

There must be something in the water: Hospital in Arizona has 16 pregnant nurses

There's a baby boom in an Arizona hospital and it's not coming from the maternity ward. More>>

Employees at 4 restaurants in 4 cities left without paychecks

Karen Johnson was counting on her final paycheck from her job at a shift leader at the Checkers on Clarksville Highway in Nashville. More>>

All prosecutors can offer most clergy sex abuse victims is solace, DA says

A district attorney is lamenting his office's inability to prosecute any sex abuse allegations against Catholic priests detailed in a Pennsylvania grand jury's report this week. More>>

Rain receding in Kerala after the worst floods in nearly a century

Monsoon rains and heavy flooding have killed hundreds of people and forced more than 300,000 others to seek shelter in Kerala. More>>

State funeral held for Genoa bridge collapse victims as some families voice anger

Mourners remembered 18 of the victims of the deadly bridge collapse in the northern Italian city of Genoa at a joint state funeral service on Saturday that was reportedly boycotted by some families amid anger against the... More>>

Relax, binge watchers. Netflix is not adding commercials

Netflix is setting the record straight: It's not adding commercials. More>>

Colorado family struggled with debt before husband's arrest in wife and daughters' killing

Chris and Shanann Watts detailed their life on social media. They shared photos of beach vacations to San Diego and screengrabs of lovey-dovey text messages. They gushed about their daughters, Bella and Celeste, and posted... More>>

Michigan reinstates work requirements for food assistance

Many people on food assistance will soon have to work to eat. The state is tightening the rules for assistance for certain able-bodied adults. More>>

Two inmates escape Troup County Jail; one caught, one still missing

Officers in Troup County Jail are searching for one remaining escaped inmate and hoping to question a man who may have known about the escape plan. More>>

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. He served as Secretary-General at a time when worries about the Cold War were replaced by threats of global terrorism, and his efforts to... More>>

Trump blasts former CIA Director John Brennan as 'loudmouth, partisan, political hack'

President Donald Trump lashed out at former CIA Director John Brennan on Saturday, claiming he made mistakes during his time at the CIA and calling him a "loudmouth, partisan, political hack." More>>

Ocasio-Cortez faces heat for excluding media from town hall events

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced criticism this week for barring media from attending two of her town hall events in New York that were otherwise open to the public. More>>

16 ICU nurses simultaneously pregnant at Mesa hospital

A baby bonanza has hit Banner Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit. Sixteen nurses who work in the ICU are all pregnant at the same time. More>>

Teenager loses feeling in his legs after falling down a waterfall on Deschutes River

A 16-year old said he still can't feel his legs after falling down a waterfall on the Deschutes River. More>>

Men help woman trapped, injured by riding lawnmower

A normal day at work for those at Gravatt Waste Solutions took a left when a someone started frantically screaming for help at a house nearby. More>>

Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase Proposal Makes It On November Ballot

Arkansas current minimum wage is $8.50, but a local group is working to create a law that would raise the More>>

Mobile Police to begin strict enforcement of open-container ordinance downtown

The Mobile Police Department said officers will begin "strict enforcement" of the open-container ordinance in the Downtown Entertainment District. More>>

Nancy Pelosi is under fire, but ousting her isn't the answer

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is under fire. A debate has unfolded within the Democratic Party about whether she needs to go. As the Republicans ramp up a midterm campaign strategy centered around connecting... More>>

York City Police seeing decrease in shootings after cracking down on motor vehicle thefts

York city police have cracked down on motor vehicle thefts. Now they're seeing a decrease in another crime. More>>

Norfolk man pardoned after 21 years uplifts inmates who practice yoga to reduce recidivism

Eyes closed, deep breaths and the body at ease. In a compact, hot room with fans blowing, four men are practicing yoga. They are inmates at the Norfolk City Jail. More>>

Vets warn of new canine flu strain in the state

Connecticut veterinarians are warning dog owners to be on alert. More>>

Bode Miller's wife shares heartbreaking photo of daughter to raise awareness of child drownings

Two months after her 19-month-old daughter tragically drowned, Morgan Miller shared a heart-wrenching photo so other parents won't experience the pain she has. More>>

Twitter's Jack Dorsey: 'We are not' discriminating against any political viewpoint

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey knows the tech world has a problem. He's asking big questions like "How do we earn peoples' trust?" More>>

Intel trying to stay out of Trump's security clearance blow up

President Donald Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's lifetime security clearance is the latest political grenade the President has lobbed at the already fragile bridge between the intelligence... More>>

Trump has gained among black voters since the 2016 election

First things first: The theme song of the week is Gathering Crowds, by John Scott from the television show "This Week In Baseball." More>>

Who's Trump attacking on Twitter?

President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 18 months into his presidency it's become blindingly clear that his use of social media to target critics, disloyal... More>>

'Htler Schntzl,' Nazi salute dolls, SS-themed liquors: How far right skirts German hate laws

Tommy Frenck is the proud owner and proprietor of The Golden Lion, a traditional, half-timbered guesthouse surrounded by meadows in a small village in central Germany. More>>

It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots to make this baby

This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak. More>>

Hurricane Lane could get close to Hawaii next week

Hawaii may have a hurricane on its horizon next week -- though it's far too early to tell how close it will get. More>>

What is K2?

A drug called K2 is believed to be behind more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut, this week. Some of those who overdosed experienced speeding heart rates, difficulty breathing and vomiting. Others were found... More>>

NY Times editor says Trump's 'enemy of the people' mantra endangers journalists

The executive editor of The New York Times is "deeply concerned" by President Donald Trump's treatment of the news media, he told CNN, adding that Trump's approach jeopardizes the safety of journalists across the world. More>>

Georgia lawmaker says he would have no problem if Trump used n-word in the past

A Georgia state lawmaker said he would not have an issue if President Donald Trump used the n-word in the past and argued that holding a president accountable for mistakes made before entering office would "set a bad... More>>

China 'likely' training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says

China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and "likely" training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report. More>>

Kofi Annan Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. More>>

In a bitterly divided town, Karen Pence produces some sweet results

There's a buzz in the air on the grounds at the Naval Observatory. More>>

Imran Khan: Pakistan's Trump?

Imran Khan, who was sworn in Saturday as Prime Minister of Pakistan, is following in some familiar footsteps. More>>

Some members of Colorado family may have been strangled, court documents reveal

New court documents filed in the case of a Colorado man suspected of killing his pregnant wife and their two daughters suggest that some of the victims may have been strangled. More>>

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'

Former CIA Director John Brennan criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for revoking his security clearance and said the President is "drunk on power." More>>

Mueller's team wants George Papadopoulos to spend 6 months in jail, says lying impeded investigation

Federal authorities had cornered the man they suspected could be part of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election -- and they might have been more successful in their investigation in early 2017 if it had... More>>

Sen. Bill Nelson stands by Russia claims as Florida officials want answers

Florida's Sen. Bill Nelson said in an interview he stands by his declaration that Russians have "already penetrated" the state's voting systems -- even as local officials await his response to their demand for more... More>>

A closer look at Omarosa's excerpt on Puerto Rico -- from a reporter who was there

Only a few paragraphs of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book are about Puerto Rico. But their claims are significant: that President Donald Trump lacked empathy in Hurricane Maria's aftermath and that the President and Chief... More>>

Sean Connery Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of actor and philanthropist Sean Connery. He is perhaps best known for playing Agent 007, James Bond, in seven films. More>>

Trump says he is likely to strip DOJ official's clearance 'very quickly'

President Donald Trump said Friday that he would likely strip the security clearance of a Justice Department official "very quickly," opening a new front in his battle with figures related to the special counsel... More>>

Men help woman trapped, injured by riding lawnmower

A normal day at work for those at Gravatt Waste Solutions took a left when a someone started frantically screaming for help at a house nearby. More>>

Washington Post: GOP fundraiser Broidy probed for alleged influence peddling

Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy is under federal investigation for allegedly telling foreign officials he could influence the Trump administration to take certain actions in exchange for tens of millions of dollars,... More>>

Sources: FBI told of hack into California congressional campaign

The FBI has been told about a cyberattack on the campaign of David Min, a Democratic congressional candidate who lost in his California primary, two sources tell CNN. More>>

New Haven police make arrest after more than 100 K2 overdose calls

Police in the Connecticut city of New Haven have arrested one man in connection with a spate of synthetic marijuana overdoses that sickened scores of people at a park this week. More>>

Mental evaluation ordered for arson suspect in California Holy Fire after outbursts in court

A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for the man accused of starting the Holy Fire that has burned more than 22,000 acres in California. More>>

Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US

The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN. More>>

A Manafort-sized cloud hangs over Washington

The ongoing trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on a series of financial crimes isn't the buzziest story of the week. That title goes to the release of reality TV villain and former White House official... More>>

The US deported hundreds of parents without their kids. Should those parents be brought back?

As US officials scramble to track down hundreds of parents who were deported without their children, attorneys are sparring over a key question: Should deported parents be brought back to the US as part of reunification... More>>

Tribute concert for Aretha Franklin in the works 'months' before her death

Aretha Franklin's life and legacy will be honored with a tribute concert later this fall. More>>

60 Ex-CIA officials tell Trump 'the country will be weakened' if a political litmus test is applied to experts

Sixty former CIA officials warned President Donald Trump in a statement on Friday that "the country will be weakened if there is a political litmus test applied before seasoned experts are allowed to share their views." More>>

15-Year-old boy's organ donation saves 9-year-old Texas girl's life

An Independence couple is raising awareness about organ donation after their 15-year-old son saved a little girl's life. More>>

Some have concerns about issuing concealed carry permits to Ohio veterans without required training

Some local veterans and concealed carry instructors have safety concerns over a new law allowing veterans and military service members to obtain a concealed carry permit without required training. More>>

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

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HUD hits Facebook with housing discrimination complaint

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Facebook of violating the Fair Housing Act. More>>

Lawsuit claims LSU ignored alleged fraternity hazing before pledge's death last year

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DOJ employee who heckled immigration chief didn't violate rules, agency finds

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States add intrusion sensors to election systems to thwart hacking

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This Georgia missing child case led to a stunning discovery in New Mexico

The grim discovery of 11 emaciated children on a filthy New Mexico compound, along with a cache of guns and the remains of a small boy has captured headlines for days. More>>

Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad'

The jury in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended a second straight day of deliberations without a verdict and will return Monday morning, as President Donald Trump on Friday called Manafort a... More>>

Fort Lauderdale airport shooter given 5 life sentences plus 120 years

The man accused of killing five people and wounding six others at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in January 2017 was sentenced Friday to five consecutive life sentences plus 120 years, according to... More>>

Why Paul Manafort would have reason to hope for a Trump pardon

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Ohio State University faces federal investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by school doctor

The US Department of Education has opened an investigation into The Ohio State University's handling of former students' allegations of sexual misconduct by a school doctor, according to the university. More>>

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US ends funding for stabilizing Syria, stresses commitment to defeating ISIS

The US will end funding for stabilization efforts in Syria in another sign of President Donald Trump's intent to pull out of the long-running conflict. More>>

Emergency responders credited with saving New Haven overdose victims

Nearly 100 overdoses from a bad batch of the synthetic drug, K2, have been reported in and around the New Haven green. More>>

Mormons don't want you calling them Mormons anymore

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is embarking on a rebranding effort of sorts. More>>

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