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Family moved to Hawaii days before volcano erupted

The Parr family had one dream: move from Santa Cruz, California, to Hawaii and live a simpler life. More>>

Portland police search for driver in hit-and-run that left 3 seriously hurt

Three women were struck in an apparent hit-and-run near Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, on Friday morning, according to police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley. More>>

Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his football dream

A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent his seizures has been ruled ineligible to play in college, a decision that has sparked outrage from advocates, lawmakers and sports fans. More>>

Man charged in package bombing of Texas church, attempted bombing of Starbucks

A suspect has been arrested in the package bombing at a church in Beaumont, Texas, as well as a bomb found outside a Starbucks coffee shop that did not detonate, authorities said Friday. More>>

Visa suspends Morgan Freeman campaign after accusations of inappropriate behavior

Visa is suspending its marketing campaign with Morgan Freeman following a CNN investigation that uncovered a pattern of alleged harassment and inappropriate behavior by the actor. More>>

SoulCycle gives up on an IPO -- for now

SoulCycle, the boutique indoor cycling company, has given up on an IPO. At least for now. More>>

Is 'Solo' suffering from 'Star Wars' fatigue?

Every new "Star Wars" film brings an excitement that can be felt throughout the galaxy. Yet, this weekend's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" seems to be missing some of the usual galactic hype. More>>

Missouri House committee subpoenas embattled governor to testify

A Missouri House committee investigating embattled Gov. Eric Greitens has issued a subpoena for the governor to testify June 4, the committee's chairman said Friday, setting the stage for a possible showdown as the state... More>>

Report: Virginia congressman ordered staff to do personal chores

A Virginia congressman and his wife used staffers in his office to carry out personal chores, Politico reported Friday, citing multiple, unnamed former employees who detailed a toxic work environment. More>>

Girl, 12, arrested after threatening note found in middle school

A 12-year-old girl is facing charges tied to a school threat in Randolph. More>>

EPA spent nearly $3.5M on Pruitt security

Security costs for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt tally up to nearly $3.5 million for the past year, according to figures the agency released Friday. More>>

Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein cases send a Time's Up message

Bill Cosby, convicted of sexual assault. Harvey Weinstein, arrested and charged with rape and sex abuse. More>>

Trump's 'yes' then 'no' then 'yes' approach leaves Singapore summit fate unclear

Twenty-four hours after President Donald Trump dictated a dejected letter to Kim Jong Un canceling their June 12 meeting, he appeared to reverse course, telling reporters Friday the diplomatic encounter could still occur... More>>

Montana Democrats call for ethics probe of Rep. Greg Gianforte

The Montana Democratic Party filed complaints with two congressional ethics watchdogs Thursday regarding Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter and subsequent actions last year. More>>

Armed bystanders kill shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant

Armed bystanders gunned down a shooter Thursday at an Oklahoma City restaurant, killing him, police said. More>>

Woman continues late son's fight to fund childhood cancer research

Sandra Tillman lost her 19-year-old son, Devon Tillman, to cancer nearly a year ago. More>>

Three women on sidewalk hit by driver near Portland State University

A driver drove onto the sidewalk near Portland State University and seriously injured three women Friday morning. More>>

Cyclone pounds Yemeni island ahead of landfall on Yemen, Oman coast

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu left behind death and destruction after sweeping through waters near Yemen's southern island of Socotra and pounding the island, a local official said Friday. More>>

How Congress plans to spend its summer

Congress left town Thursday for a weeklong Memorial Day recess, but when lawmakers return the first week of June they face a number of tasks this summer ahead of the monthlong August break. More>>

Controlling a black workforce is what the NFL does best

The NFL excels at many things: marketing, entertainment, making money. Their business model is an American success story built on the backs of the men, most of them black, who have and still do play the game. Sound familiar? More>>

Suspect in custody after shooting at Indiana middle school

A student was taken into custody Friday after a shooting at a Noblesville, Indiana, middle school left three people injured, officials said. More>>

The case against Democrats winning back the House

On Friday, the Economist revealed its 2018 election model -- and it gives Democrats a 65% chance of retaking the House majority. I reached out to CNN resident big brain Harry Enten to chat about whether the Economist... More>>

Saudi Arabia: OPEC and Russia to pump more oil 'in the near future'

Saudi Arabia says OPEC and Russia could supply more oil to world markets "in the near future" to make up for a collapse in Venezuelan output and the impact of US sanctions on Iran. More>>

Democrats invite students affected by gun violence to intern for the summer

House Democrats are inviting students affected by school shootings to participate in an internship program on Capitol Hill, where they will work on issues related to violence prevention. More>>

Gas prices are up 31% from last Memorial Day. Here's why

Get ready for sticker shock at the gas station if you're one of the estimated 41.5 million Americans hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend. More>>

Mom says diabetic son can't go to summer school without full-time nurse on staff

An Omaha mom wants answers after she said her 9-year-old son can't go to summer school because he has diabetes. More>>

Paul Manafort's trial in Virginia pushed back to July 24

The federal judge in Paul Manafort's trial in Virginia has rescheduled the former Trump campaign chairman's trial, pushing it back two weeks to July 24. More>>

Man severely beaten for honking horn in parking lot

Police say a 72-year-old man was beaten and robbed after honking his horn at a couple in Northeast Albuquerque. More>>

Can diversity training really solve the problem?

On Tuesday, Starbucks stores will close for an afternoon. More>>

Water moccasin invades home, puts family into action

An unwelcome visitor was cause for some tense moments and quick action in the Simmons household Saturday morning. More>>

OKC shooter interviewed by "The Gayly" in January

The Gayly interviewed Alexander Tilghman in January 2018 about "warning of 'demons in cloned transexual bodies'" and the posting of his message around OKC. More>>

Did witnesses fail USC women in care of 'predator' gynecologist?

As lawsuits mount against the University of Southern California and a former gynecologist who worked at the school, so do the outrage and demand for answers. More>>

2018 Is the year black women are taking power

In her speech after winning the Democratic primary Tuesday night, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams expressed a bone-deep understanding of the political moment that so many black women have already grasped --... More>>

Ways to pay your respects on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays. More>>

The long fall of Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein turning himself in to police on Friday was both an ending and a beginning. More>>

Celebrities react to Harvey Weinstein's arrest

Seven months after women began coming forward with stories alleging sexual misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the former movie mogul has been arraigned on charges of rape and committing a criminal sexual... More>>

Noblesville school shooter detained, 2 critical

Two people were reported in critical condition Friday morning following an active shooter situation at Noblesville West Middle School. More>>

Weinstein Co. assets face unclear future under Lantern Capital

The Weinstein Co. produced too much content to completely disappear. But the name that once carried so much weight in Hollywood -- taken from brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein -- is likely to fade from view, while its... More>>

News organizations pull some Facebook ads after new labeling policies

The Financial Times and New York Media, owner of New York magazine, have pulled certain ads from Facebook after the social media giant rolled out new policies for labeling ads about issues deemed political. More>>

Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges of first- and third-degree rape and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree, seven months after women began to come forward with stories alleging sexual... More>>

Russian oligarch met with Michael Cohen at Trump Tower during transition

A Russian oligarch who was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller and recently sanctioned by the US visited President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen in Trump Tower during the presidential transition... More>>

Another survivor of Cuba airline disaster dies; second 'black box' recovered

A second survivor of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades died Friday, raising the death toll to 112 one day after state-run media reported that investigators had recovered the second flight data recorder. More>>

A Tennessee man is tackled by a SWAT team in a raid -- but it's the wrong house, and wrong man

Armed with a federal search warrant, weapons, body armor and flash-bang grenades, DEA agents and members of the Bradley County SWAT team crept up to a house in Cleveland, Tennessee, before dawn Tuesday and then burst inside. More>>

Elliott Broidy accuses former intelligence officials of helping Qatar hack his emails

On Thursday, Republican lobbyist and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy accused an international security consulting firm, Global Risk Advisors, and its executives -- two former Western intelligence officials -- of "helping... More>>

Nurse practitioner accused of writing 300 fraudulent prescriptions

A nurse practitioner is behind bars after allegedly writing hundreds of fraudulent prescriptions. More>>

It's Kardashians vs. Wests on 'Family Feud'

Does Kanye West have an advantage on "Family Feud" since he has a way with words? More>>

Lawsuits allege dancing doctor was negligent

With a scalpel in her hand, Dr. Windell Boutte cuts into a patient's abdomen, in sync with the beat of O.T. Genasis' song "Cut it." She sings along. More>>

7 Easy Mistakes Could Alter Blood Pressure Readings

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. Nobody wants to have high blood pressure, but some people are being misdiagnosed with elevated pressure because of simple mistakes being made when they get their pressure taken. More>>

'Is she yours?' Man traveling down Mississippi river reunited with his dog

A man traveling down the Mississippi River on a boat was reunited with his faithful companion Wednesday after she was lost - and found - in downtown Memphis. More>>

Rachel Dolezal, white woman who portrayed herself as black, accused of welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who represented herself as black for years and once headed a local chapter of the NAACP in Washington state, is facing charges of welfare fraud. More>>

Neighbors describe alleged Oklahoma City restaurant shooter as 'reclusive'

Police have identified the man who shot multiple people at an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday night. More>>

Warning: Some Over-The-Counter, Popular Nasal Sprays May Be Addictive

A warning Thursday for the many people using over-the-counter nasal sprays: One type has to be used very carefully. More>>

Chilling account of the Lake Hefner shooting

An eye-witness gave News 4 a stunning account of what happened when a man opened fire at Louie's Grill & Bar at Lake Hefner Thursday evening. More>>

Smartphone Detox: Why It's Critical To Disconnect In Our Digital World

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Who isn't! A 2016 poll released by Common Sense Media found that 50-percent of teens and 27-percent of parents feel they are addicted to their smartphones. More>>

'Get The F- Out Of My Car,' Driver Tells YouTube Star 'Asian Andy' After Holocaust 'Jokes'

A YouTube star who has made his name posting outrageous content online is admitting his last stunt might've gone too far. More>>

The fallout since the Weinstein scandal first rocked Hollywood

Harvey Weinstein, the man once synonymous with Hollywood whose alleged behavior started one of the most important conversations in the industry's history, is now facing criminal charges. More>>

Pitmaster uses BBQ skills to honor US troops

Grand Champion pitmaster Stan Hays takes barbecue seriously. More>>

Joyriding boys steal grandpa's truck to get to Canada, stopped by police

A 12-year-old boy and his 14-year-old friend were attempting to drive to Canada in their grandparents stolen pickup truck when they were stopped by Rexburg police Thursday afternoon. More>>

'Superman' Dean Cain to join Idaho Police Department as reserve officer

The St. Anthony Police Department will get some help fighting crime from a superhero next month. More>>

Man Walks Next Door For Haircut After Crashing SUV Into Deli

An elderly man driving an SUV crashed through the front window of a seafood deli in a Niles strip mall Wednesday afternoon before leaving his vehicle and walking next door for a haircut. More>>

Macron calls on Russia to work with Europe to end 'difficult period'

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday called on Russia to work "hand-in-hand" with Europe to end what he described as "one of the most difficult periods of our history." More>>

This week in politics, GIF'd

It has been a week, y'all. And what a week it has been. More>>

$4 Safety Whistle Saves The Life Of Stranded Md. Kayaker

A $4 safety whistle saved Sean Davidson's life. More>>

Shaquille O'Neal to pay for funeral of woman fatally shot in high school parking lot

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is stepping up to help out the family of a woman fatally shot in the parking lot of a Clayton County school on May 18. More>>

Milwaukee to vote on legalizing marijuana

Milwaukee County voters will be asked about legalizing marijuana this November after the County Board of Supervisors approved a referendum question on a 15-1 vote Thursday morning. More>>

US government proposes removal of the so-called 'startup visa'

The Department of Homeland Security has formally proposed to rescind the so-called startup visa, a program that was enacted by the Obama administration. More>>

Subtropical Storm Alberto eyes Gulf Coast for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and this year, it looks like it might also bring an early start to the 2018 hurricane season. More>>

NYT: Federal prisons director resigns amid Kushner, Sessions infighting on prison reform

The director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons resigned last week because of an "ideological turf war" between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner over prison reform, a new report says. More>>

Here's what you get when you buy Tesla's $35,000 Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is frequently called "Tesla's $35,000 car." That is, after all, the base price. More>>

Trump heralds US military in Naval Academy commencement address

President Donald Trump heralded more than 1,000 newly-commissioned US Navy and Marine Corps officers on Friday for becoming "leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the planet" as he delivered the commencement... More>>

2 Hurt in active shooter at Noblesville school

Two people were reported in critical condition Friday morning following an active shooter situation at Noblesville West Middle School. More>>

Former dance coach accused of stealing from team

A former dance coach at Bay Port High School is facing felony charges. Court documents say money went missing after dance team fundraisers. More>>

Sterling Brown speaks out after release of arrest video

Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown is speaking out for the first time since the Milwaukee Police bodycam video of the arrest was released on Wednesday. More>>

Ebola 101: Answers to your questions about causes, symptoms, transmission and treatments

The deadly Ebola virus is snatching headlines once again as the Democratic Republic of Congo faces its ninth outbreak since its discovery more than four decades ago. More>>

Family of 6 escapes massive house fire in Nolensville

A family of six was able to safely escape after their Williamson County home went up in flames Friday morning. More>>

A songbird and sunshine: Meghan Markle's coat of arms unveiled

The Duchess of Sussex has been bestowed with a coat of arms, days after her royal wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace announced Friday. More>>

Pakistan dismantles troubled tribal regions

Pakistan has abolished its troubled northwest tribal areas in a historic parliamentary bill granting rights to millions of conflict-weary people and scrapping a draconian colonial-era regime. More>>

Death of woman missing 3 years now 'an active homicide investigation'

The death of a Provo woman who had been missing for three years is being investigated as a possible murder, police said Thursday. More>>

Donald Trump is alleging a massive government conspiracy, with zero evidence

Over the last 72 hours, the President of the United States has leaned into a conspiracy theory that goes like this: During the 2016 presidential race, President Barack Obama -- via the FBI -- placed a "spy" within Trump's... More>>

First look at epic new Crossrail tunnel ride under London

Subterranean London is riddled with twisting tunnels that carry subway trains, rivers and secrets beneath the city's busy streets. More>>

94-Year-old woman searches for hero who saved her from submerged car

Alice Modine drives everywhere; to ballet, to yoga, to lunch, and in any weather, but on Saturday she says it was pouring rain and she could not see a thing. More>>

Trump says he's 'not familiar' with Weinstein case

President Donald Trump said he is "not familiar" with the Harvey Weinstein case when asked for his reaction to the former Hollywood producer being charged with rape and sex abuse Friday. More>>

Couple finds 300-pound gator in their swimming pool

A Sarasota couple woke up to find a 300-pound gator in their swimming pool. More>>

IndyCar driver to race the Indianapolis 500 for organ donation

Colorado IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson qualified 23rd for the Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day weekend. It's more than just winning the race for him. More>>

Seniors left with one elevator in 14-floor building

At 14 stories high, The tower apartments in downtown San Diego have some nice views. But when you're trying to get down without an elevator - it can be a challenge. More>>

Serena Williams & Rafael Nadal out to make French Open history

Springtime in Paris. The River Seine glistens, the Eiffel Tower tickles resplendent skies and the sweet pinging of racquet hitting ball can be heard as the French Open bursts into life like a gently popping Champagne cork. More>>

There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year

We're 21 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 23 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to more than 1 shooting a week. More>>

Dog who saved lives receives hero's farewell before being put down

Hunter the dog was honored on Thursday with a hero's farewell for helping to search for and rescue numerous people during the Haiti and Japan earthquakes. More>>

Donald Trump breaks another (bad) record

Donald Trump is setting records again. More>>

Why five brave students graduated at a hospital

It was not the graduation ceremony Sarahi Avalos thought she would experience when she started high school -- but this celebration it is one she and her fellow graduates have earned a thousand times over. More>>

Officers step in to help homeless man get off the streets

A pair of police officers stepped in to help a homeless man who had been down on his luck after a chance encounter in central Phoenix. More>>

PD: Man stalked, harassed social media fitness model

A Chandler man stalked and harassed a popular social media fitness model by disobeying a court order, police said. More>>

Sally Yates: Trump's DOJ pressure is 'a step beyond dangerous'

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is alarmed by President Donald Trump's call for the Department of Justice to investigate whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign for political reasons. More>>

Warning issued after man was bitten by rabid raccoon

A Brooklyn man was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after being bit by a rabid raccoon. More>>

Five times an incendiary pro-Trump claim on Russia fell flat

President Donald Trump ended last week with a provocative tweet: "Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president. It took place very early on,... More>>

Many college grads from the Great Recession are still trying to catch up

Nearly a decade after graduating from Michigan State University, Jake Rubin has a good job at a consulting firm and owns a condo in Long Beach, California. Yet, he can't shake the feeling that he'd be doing even better had... More>>

Trump says North Korea summit talks continue: 'Could even be the 12th'

President Donald Trump told reporters Friday he remains open to holding a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on June 12. More>>

Oklahoma's governor wouldn't let residents carry a gun without a permit. But it's OK in 12 other states

Oklahomans won't be able to carry guns without a permit or license after the governor vetoed a bill that would have allowed it. More>>

2 Men wanted after blast injures 15 people at restaurant near Toronto

A manhunt is on in Canada after two men detonated an improvised explosive device, injuring 15 people late Thursday inside a restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario, near Toronto, police said. More>>

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles that could get stuck in cruise control

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles over an issue that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. More>>

Harvey Weinstein's arrest is a key turning point

Harvey Weinstein's voluntary surrender to the NYPD is a long-awaited victory for the #MeToo movement: Weinstein will actually be held criminally responsible for his alleged conduct -- he faces charges that he raped one... More>>

Russian oligarch quits board of his sanctioned aluminum giant

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska is distancing himself from his massive aluminum company that's reeling from crippling US sanctions. More>>

URGENT - Shots reported fired at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana

(CNN) -- Shots have been reported at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, according to a receptionist for the school district. One person is injured, receptionist Jackie Chatteron said Friday. It's not clear if the... More>>

Walmart and Target are spending like crazy to stop Amazon

Walmart, Target and Kroger are opening their wallets to fend off Amazon. More>>

18 Best places to travel for the summer of 2018

Deciding where to take that long-anticipated summer vacation can be a daunting challenge. More>>

Lewis Hamilton as a teammate? Sebastian Vettel prefers Kimi Raikkonen

They've won eight of the last 10 world titles between them, dominating Formula One's modern era and securing their reputations as true motorsport greats. More>>

An abortion that changed everything

It took years for Kassi Underwood to truly understand how her decision to have an abortion would alter the course of her life. More>>

White House: North Korea 'stood us up'

Beyond the insults and brinksmanship that contributed to the cancellation of the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was the seeming reluctance from North Korea to actually proceed with plans... More>>

Trump's canceled North Korea summit: Art of the deal or no deal?

After President Donald Trump canceled a historic US-North Korea summit set for June 12, the administration said it would resume its maximum pressure campaign, signaled new sanctions are likely and expressed hope another... More>>

LA Times takes down website in Europe as privacy rules bite

Some American news publishers are struggling with Europe's new stringent privacy rules. More>>

Trump fast-tracks appeals judges, but lags on lower courts

The Trump administration has strategically focused on the appointment of judges to the crucial appeals-court rung of the US judiciary as part of its concerted effort to axe Obama era policies. More>>

Facebook and Google are already facing lawsuits under new data rules

Europe's sweeping data protection law came into force on Friday. And legal experts say big tech companies are already violating the new rules. More>>

Australian company loses $1 billion on UK retail investment

A badly timed bet on the UK retail sector has cost one big Australian company $1 billion. More>>

Samsonite says it has nothing to hide, but shares plunge again

Samsonite has fired back at an investment firm that accused it of questionable business practices, but its response failed to reassure shareholders. More>>

Anjali Sud was rejected from dozens of investment banks. Now she's the CEO of Vimeo

As a senior at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton business school, Anjali Sud applied to dozens of jobs in investment banking. She didn't get any. More>>

North Korea says it's still willing to meet Trump after US President cancels summit

North Korea says Kim Jong Un is still willing to meet Donald Trump "at any time," despite the US President's abrupt cancellation of what would have been a historic summit between the two leaders, scheduled for June 12. More>>

Trump's withdrawal from Kim summit plunges East Asia into uncertainty

South Korea, China and Japan woke up Friday to a new and uncertain diplomatic reality, after US President Donald Trump canceled what many considered to be the best chance of striking a deal for peace on the Korean Peninsula. More>>

Six Flags debuts Mardi Gras Hangover ride

A new attraction at Six Flags Great America is about to turn life upside down for all who step aboard. More>>

GOP House candidate in Illinois is a 9/11 truther, said Beyonce had ties to the Illuminati

The Republican nominee for a US House seat in Illinois has said the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job and that singer Beyonce Knowles has ties to the Illuminati. More>>

Jordan Spieth 'haunted' by infamous Masters meltdown

It was excruciating to watch and he's bounced back since, but Jordan Spieth admits he was "haunted" by his Masters meltdown in 2016. More>>

Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people

The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill about 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. More>>

Intrigue and heartache: The stories behind Baku's oil boom architecture

Until its oil boom of about 150 years ago, the city of Baku didn't really stretch beyond the walls of its old 12th-century fortress. More>>

We are the dinosaurs

The desert of northwestern New Mexico, in the vicinity of the Four Corners, is my special place. The high-altitude sun sparkles off the badlands, illuminating rocky pastels of red, green and brown that seem to extend... More>>

TotalBiscuit, popular British gaming critic, dies at age of 33

John Bain -- a British video games critic known as TotalBiscuit -- has died at the age of 33. More>>

5 Things for May 25: North Korea, #MeToo, Canada IED, Julian Assange, Jack Johnson

Memorial Day is coming up. It's a time for barbecues and outdoor fun for most of us. But let's not forget why we really have this day off. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can... More>>

Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever. More>>

Lava paths in Hawaii merge to create two lines into the Pacific Ocean

Two of the three main lava channels from the volcanic eruption on Hawaii's Big Island have merged to create only two entry points into the Pacific Ocean, according to USGS scientist Jim Kauahikaua. More>>

Summit shock fades; Samsonite struggles; Europe's big data day

1. Global market overview: Market sentiment has recovered from the shock news that the United States would not hold a June 12 summit with North Korea to discuss its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Did these US-South Korean military drills cause Kim's change of heart?

Military drills on the Korean Peninsula are always a source of tension, but this year's Max Thunder exercises were on another level. More>>

The 'Show Dogs' controversy and the problem of teaching children consent

"Show Dogs" is a new a children's film in which the main character, a Rottweiler police dog, is pressured into having his genitals examined by a dog show judge. Should this have come out before #MeToo turned our communal... More>>

Samsonite shares plunge after investment firm questions its business practices

Trading in Samsonite shares was suspended after the world's largest luggage maker was accused by an investment firm of questionable business practices. More>>

Polls open in landmark Irish referendum to repeal abortion ban

Voters in Ireland are casting their ballots in a landmark referendum to decide whether to remove a constitutional amendment that bans abortion in almost all circumstances. More>>

Kim Jong Un's great miscalculation?

To Kim Jong Un, May 24 should have been a diplomatic triumph. The North Korean leader had just opened the doors of his isolated country to the world, allowing foreign journalists to observe what had deemed a crowning... More>>

For a moment, Netflix was worth more than Disney

For a while on Thursday, Netflix officially ruled the media world. More>>

Taiwan slams China after Burkina Faso cuts ties

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen accused China of "serial acts of suppression" and "dollar diplomacy" after Burkina Faso became the second country in a month to break off diplomatic ties with the island in favor of Beijing. More>>

Trump administration nominates immigration hard-liner for migration post at State Department

The Trump administration has tapped immigration hard-liner Ronald Mortensen to be the assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. More>>

Progressives seethe over DNC chair Perez's decision to back Cuomo in NY primary fight

In an unexpected turn that rankled the party's left flank, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on Thursday endorsed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election bid. More>>

Harvey Weinstein will be charged with rape, source says

Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to the NYPD on Friday morning on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN. More>>

Putin says Kim Jong Un 'did everything he promised to do'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia views the cancellation of the US-North Korea summit with "regret," adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had done everything he had promised to do. More>>

World's largest freshwater pearl up for auction in the Netherlands

The world's largest known freshwater pearl is going on sale at a public auction in the Netherlands next week. Known as "The Sleeping Lion" due to its unique shape, the rare natural object weighs almost 120 grams (4 ounces)... More>>

Shooting at Oklahoma City restaurant; injuries reported

(CNN) -- Police in Oklahoma City are investigating a shooting at a restaurant near Lake Hefner Parkway. Multiple people are injured, they said on Twitter, and "there are no outstanding suspects at this time." More>>

Recent special elections suggest Democrats may not ride a wave in November

Democrats have taken a tumble on the generic congressional ballot over the last few months. Their advantage in an average of the last five live interview polls is just under 7 percentage points, and it's even lower when... More>>

White House lawyer attends start of Justice Dept. briefings with lawmakers on confidential source

White House lawyer Emmet Flood attended the start of two classified Justice Department briefings with lawmakers on a confidential intelligence source, adding to Democratic concerns that White House staff were taking part... More>>

Roger Stone's finances examined by special counsel

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has been probing Roger Stone's finances as it summons a series of witnesses to gather more information about one of President Donald Trump's longtime advisers, according to people... More>>

Trump campaign manager, RNC chair ask social media companies for guarantees they won't censor conservative content

Donald Trump's 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee are asking Facebook and Twitter for assurances that they will safeguard access to "fair content" and guarantee that conservative voices are not censored or... More>>

Republican leaders hold off coup on immigration -- for now

Republican leaders have held off a coup from moderate lawmakers on immigration -- for now. More>>

Fresh off royal sermon, bishop warns 'somebody woke up Jim Crow'

Less than a week after his star-making sermon at the British royal wedding, Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry set his sights on American politics, leading a church service against what he and other Christian leaders call "a... More>>

Senate passes long-stalled bill to address sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

The Senate has passed its long-stalled legislation that would overhaul how sexual harassment complaints are made and handled on Capitol Hill and would hold members of Congress personally responsible for paying such... More>>

Student Helps Favorite Teacher Win a New Car

As the school year comes to a close, students will find many ways to thank their teachers. More>>

Family, United Airlines settle over dog's death

The family whose dog died on a United Airlines flight in March has reached a settlement with the carrier, the family attorney and the airline said Thursday. More>>

Ex-NFL player arrested for trying to steal vehicle from dealership, resisting arrest

A former NFL player was arrested Wednesday morning after he tried to steal a vehicle from a Mercedes Benz dealership in Beaverton. More>>

Rudy Giuliani's totally irrational quid pro quo

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has started saying something interesting -- and totally irrational -- in interviews this week: That President Donald Trump's decision on whether to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller... More>>

WSJ: Roger Stone tried to get information on Clinton from Assange

Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump's, tried to get information related to Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange through a mutual acquaintance during the 2016 presidential campaign,... More>>

He slept in homeless shelters as a kid. Now he's going to Harvard on a full ride

When he was a kid, Richard Jenkins raised his hand in class so often bullies started calling him "Harvard." More>>

Trump's campaign has run 4,400 ads on Facebook so far this month

President Donald Trump's campaign team has run more than 4,000 ads on the President's personal Facebook page since May 7, newly available data from Facebook shows. More>>

How an Alexa speaker recorded and shared a private conversation

Alexa has many talents. Amazon's voice assistant can play music, set timers, order a pizza, and send recordings of private conversations to random people in its users' contact list. More>>

Judge doesn't believe Mueller's office has been leaking

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who will oversee the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Thursday weighed the possibility that special counsel Robert Muller's office has been leaking grand jury... More>>

Border Patrol agent kills undocumented woman in Texas

An undocumented immigrant was shot and killed Wednesday by a Border Patrol agent in Rio Bravo, Texas, according to US Customs and Border Protection. More>>

Assange's refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy'

Julian Assange's nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge... More>>

Justice Department announces seizure of domain behind Russian-backed botnet

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that's at the center of a Kremlin-backed hacking campaign, largely thwarting the potential weaponization of a network of more than half a... More>>

Trump's legal team discussed January interview with Mueller

President Donald Trump's lawyers and special counsel Robert Mueller discussed a potential January 27, 2018, interview of the President before talks between the two sides stalled, sources briefed on the discussions told CNN. More>>

'Condor' lands as '70s-style paranoid thrillers migrate to TV

The 1970s were considered the Golden Age of movie paranoia, with taut thrillers like "The Parallax View," "Three Days of the Condor," "The Conversation" and "Marathon Man," informed to varying degrees by a Watergate-era... More>>

Pranksters trick UK's top diplomat. Foreign Office not laughing.

The British government has opened an investigation into how a notorious duo of Russian pranksters were able to add British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to their list of punked politician and celebrities. More>>

Newly passed House bill would OK the President's military parade

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to reauthorize funds for the military Thursday -- a massive bill that greenlights a base budget of roughly $640 billion for national defense in the next fiscal year. More>>

Melania Trump tweets praise for Medal of Honor recipient

First lady Melania Trump tweeted her appreciation for a Navy SEAL awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday, her first tweet since having a medical procedure for a benign kidney issue 10 days ago. More>>

Maduro's power grab can teach us how to defend against tyranny

Without a hint of irony, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted, "Let the world know. Millions of people are voting freely ... In Venezuela, it is the people who elect the president." More>>

Johnson & Johnson hit with $25.75 million verdict in talc-asbestos case

A California jury hit Johnson & Johnson and other companies with a $25.75 million verdict, saying the company was negligent and did not warn consumers about possible health risks from its Baby Powder. More>>

Faculty seeks USC president's ouster over campus gynecologist scandal

A University of Southern California faculty organization is asking school President C.L. Max Nikias to resign amid a scandal involving a former campus gynecologist accused of sexual misconduct and using racist language... More>>

Trump pardons heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson posthumously

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone. More>>

SAG 'reviewing' Morgan Freeman lifetime achievement honor following harassment allegations

The Screen Actors Guild is in the process of determining what, if any, action will be necessary regarding its recent lifetime achievement award recipient Morgan Freeman, who on Thursday was accused of engaging in a pattern... More>>

How Starbucks will train its staff to be less biased

Starbucks has planned an elaborate racial bias training session for its employees. More>>

Virginia congressman has second thoughts about retirement, will run for re-election

Republican Rep. Tom Garrett, who represents the Charlottesville, Virginia, area, is planning to run for re-election after leaving his supporters and constituents in a bizarre, public state of limbo for more than 24 hours. More>>

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