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Donald Trump unaware Michael Flynn was a 'foreign agent', Sean Spicer says

Former national security adviser retroactively disclosed that he lobbied for firm linked to Turkish government while working as Trump’s campaign adviser<p>Donald Trump was unaware his former national security adviser Michael Flynn was working as a “foreign agent” when he gave him the job, according to …

Donald Trump's latest lie about vote fraud questions a sitting senator's legitimacy

President Donald Trump is now questioning the legitimacy of a sitting senator's election victory, according to a report from <i>Politico</i>.<p>It's well known …

Training Afghanistan's women soldiers - in pictures

Kabul’s military training academy is churning out classes of enthusiastic women to serve in Afghanistan’s army, but the realities of rising violence and a conservative society make the future for the young recruits far from certain<p>Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

For Rolling Stone, 'worst nightmare' continues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Days after Rolling Stone magazine published a shocking 9,000-word story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia …

The 20 photographs of the week

The battle for Mosul, the ongoing violence in Syria, the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week<p>WARNING: this gallery includes images that some might find distressing

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.<p>Clinton spoke Thursday …

Pence’s 2015 Tax Return Shows $8,956 Tax on $113,026 in Income

Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, earned adjusted gross income of $113,026 in 2015 and paid $8,956 in federal income taxes, according …

Google launches Duo video-calling app, a dull cross-OS FaceTime rival

Can Google spring back from its social failures with a bare-bones video-calling app that unites iOS and Android users? Today it’s launching Duo, which lets you video call people one-on-one via their phone number.<p>The problem is they’ll have to download the app but won’t get any bells and whistles or …

Uber reduces the chances that drivers will cancel your ride

Drivers can limit rides to those they can actually take, and they'll get paid if they wait.<p>When you're hailing an Uber, few things are as frustrating as a driver cancelling your trip -- there may be a good reason, but that still leaves you high and dry. You won't have to deal with those headaches …

Transportation

The Bride Doesn’t Always Wear White—and Other New Wedding Rules

WEDDING PROTOCOL USED TO BE so much simpler. Take the dress, for instance. According to 46% of Americans polled by Harris, white is on its way out.1<p>And then there’s the all-important matter of who pays. A generation ago, the answer was obvious—the bride’s parents got the bill. But demographic and …

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

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Associated Press News

Elite 8 Bracket: Predictions, Odds, Updated Schedule and More

Four No. 1 seeds appear in the Elite Eight bracket.<p>The Kansas Jayhawks ran roughshod over the competition to this point as most expected, earning a dance with the No. 2 Villanova Wildcats in the South Region. The Oregon Ducks, perhaps the most underrated top seed in the bracket, did much of the …

Justices likely to reject GOP appeal over Virginia districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court signaled Monday it probably will reject a Republican appeal over congressional districts in Virginia.<p>The court's …

U.S., South Korea stage assault drill; North threatens to wipe out enemies

POHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. and South Korean troops staged a big amphibious landing exercise on Saturday, storming simulated North Korean beach defenses amid heightened tension and threats by the North to annihilate its enemies.<p>The landing and assault drills on South Korea’s east coast …

Unusually warm Arctic winter stuns scientists with record low ice extent for January

Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened …

Global Warming

From nervous laughter to Trump-supporting Kremlin: How world sees U.S. vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>The U.S. presidential race isn't only drawing attention and controversy in the United States -- it's being closely watched across the globe. But what does the rest of the world think about a campaign that has already thrown up one surprise after another? CNN asked 10 journalists for their</i> …

Albuquerque officials: Road rage killing shows broken system

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man charged in the freeway killing of a 4-year-old girl in New Mexico had been previously arrested on aggravated …

Hillary’s Hollow Debate Victory

That she's the most electable Democrat doesn't mean she's electable.<p>Hillary Clinton’s laugh is so often transparently forced and insincere that it is a staple of Kate McKinnon’s impression of her on “Saturday Night Live.”<p>At the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, though, the former secretary of state …

Hamas accuses Egypt of flooding Gaza border

Khan Yunis (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Hamas on Thursday accused Egypt of further besieging the Gaza Strip by flooding the border area to the …

Trump: Mexico will pay for wall because I say so

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump -- who Fox News said literally will be at the center of its GOP primary debate on Thursday -- is already feeling the heat from network hosts.<p>On Tuesday, Fox's Bill O'Reilly grilled the billionaire businessman on his claim that as president he will get Mexico to pay …

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Revealed: why Kendall Jenner's photo is the most liked in Instagram history

Photograph: Instagram<p>Kendall Jenner’s heart hair and a Love Heart<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/30/1435668943418/9f758a7d-fd3a-4590-a583-54349475369c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Instagram<p>Kendall Jenner’s heart hair and a Love …

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes

How right was Romney? 2016 campaign would hinge on American buyer's remorse

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mitt Romney is eyeing another shot at the White House, but many Republicans, including those who admire and respect the party's most recent nominee, are wondering exactly what rationale he has for mounting another campaign in 2016.<p>After all, in 2012 Romney lost all but one of the …

EHANG, Maker Of Ghost Drone, Raises $10M Series A Led By GGV Capital

Though the market is still in its early stages, drone startups are becoming increasingly popular among venture capital firms. One of the latest companies to benefit is EHANG, maker of Ghost Drone, which users can control by tilting their smartphones. The company announced today that it has raised a …

Cyberattacks used security software to cover their trail

State-sponsored hacking attempts frequently rely on specially written software, but that's a risky move. Unless it's well-made, custom code can be a giveaway as to who's responsible. Attackers are switching things up, however. Security researchers at CrowdStrike and Cymmetria have discovered that a …