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Favorite Justify wins Kentucky Derby, makes history on muddy track

LOUISVILLE — The so-called Curse of Apollo is broken. And maybe by a new racing superstar.<p>Justify, the Bob Baffert trainee with just three career starts heading into the Kentucky Derby, powered through the slop to win powerfully by 2 1/2 lengths over Good Magic on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. …

Horse Racing

Trump dumps Iran nuclear deal: What you need to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump has walked away from the Iran nuclear deal, breaking with allies in Europe and leaving the future of the agreement in doubt.<p>The Iran deal is complicated, as too are the potential consequences of Trump's decision to pull out of it. To help you get up to speed, here …

South Asia

Top Novartis Lawyer Exits Over the $1.2 Million It Paid to Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

The top lawyer at Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis has fallen on his sword over the company’s payments to U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal …

Donald Trump

Trump files ethics disclosure, which could shed light on Stormy Daniels payment

President Donald Trump met a deadline to file his annual ethics statement on Tuesday, a document that could shed light on his net worth and his financial relationship with an adult film actress.<p>Last year, Trump reported assets of at least $1.4 billion and income of at least $596.3 million in the …

Donald Trump

Facebook suspends ~200 suspicious apps out of “thousands” reviewed so far

Did you just notice a Facebook app has gone AWOL? After reviewing “thousands” of apps on its platform following a major data misuse scandal that blew up in March, Facebook has announced it’s suspended around 200 apps — pending what it describes as a “thorough investigation” into whether or not …

Apps

In leaky West Wing, not even a phone ban can stop embarrassing disclosures

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The dustup over a White House aide's crass remark about Sen. John McCain's health has once again inflamed the White House's frustration with staffers who reveal the inner workings of the West Wing to reporters outside the building. Despite active efforts to flush out …

Donald Trump

White House Watch: Paul Ryan's NAFTA Deadline for Trump Is May 17

I<b>f the White House wants a new, renegotiated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement</b> passed by Congress this year, it’s running out of …

Donald Trump

Celebration in Jerusalem, Bloodshed in Gaza

The new American embassy opens during a chaotic and violent week in the Middle East—and it's just the beginning.<p>JERUSALEM—The signs are plastered all over the city, on buses and street lamps and buildings and thoroughfares: Trump Make Israel Great and Trump Is A Friend of Zion<i>.</i> These messages, …

Israel

Pence Is Trying to Control Republican Politics. Trump Aides Aren’t Happy.

Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas needed a favor: Before retiring, he wanted to anoint a local activist as his successor. Mr. Hensarling, a veteran conservative, reached out to President Trump for help, but the White House hesitated to intervene, according to a person familiar with the …

Donald Trump

Scoop: Inside Trump's 2020 startup

ca0a653b-ac9b-469c-b311-d88301a60ad3<p>Scoop: Inside Trump's 2020 …

Donald Trump

The extreme difficulty of proving North Korean denuclearization

831eb8e6-58aa-4ca8-a272-8b34d53482c3<p>The extreme difficulty of proving North Korean …

North Korea

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Life in the Gaza Strip

<b>Home to 1.9 million people, Gaza is 41km (25 miles) long and 10km wide, an enclave bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Israel and Egypt.</b><p>Originally occupied by Egypt, which retains control of Gaza's southern border, the territory was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. Israel withdrew …

Israel

The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless …

Consumer Tech

Trump: I’m not obstructing justice, I'm 'fighting back'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump greets 3 American detainees freed by North Korea Trump called Blankenship after Senate primary loss: report …

Donald Trump

Trump signals cooperative approach with Mueller is fading

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled a more confrontational legal strategy against the special counsel's Russia probe on Monday, ripping into what he dismissed as an investigation into a "made up, phony crime."<p>His series of tweets were fresh evidence that the cooperative approach with …

Donald Trump

Trump: ‘13 angry Dems’ on Mueller team should be wary

Trump said Monday he was “Fighting Back” against the Russia probe

Donald Trump

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

Police face recognition misidentified 2,300 as potential criminals

Ask critics of police face recognition why they're so skeptical and they'll likely cite unreliability as one factor. What if the technology flags an innocent person? Unfortunately, that caution appears to have been warranted to some degree. South Wales Police are facing a backlash after they …

Machine Perception

Chinese government reportedly linked to decade-long series of hacks

While we know of many hacks carried out by Chinese groups over the last decade, what we didn't know was that these attacks were connected, according …

Hacking

At His Ranch, John McCain Shares Memories and Regrets With Friends

PHOENIX — When former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. traveled to Senator John McCain’s Arizona ranch last Sunday to spend a few hours with his ailing friend, the two reminisced about the “crazy senators” they had served with, the overseas trips they took together for decades and the friendship …

Mccain

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which …

Apps

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Wellness

Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence

The late physicist’s final contribution to science: How many universes are there?<p>Fourteen billion years ago, in the moments after the Big Bang first set into motion all the matter and energy that would come to form our universe, something extraordinary happened. The very fabric of space and time …

Physics

Trump says Giuliani needs to 'get facts straight' on Stormy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Friday that Rudy Giuliani, the aggressive new face of his legal team, needed to "get his facts straight" about the hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Giuliani quickly came up with a new version.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living Slaves

<i>Their Eyes Were Watching God</i> is required reading in high schools and colleges and cited as a formative influence by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. …

Black History

Jordan Peterson is on a crusade to toughen up young men. It’s landed him on our cultural divide.

NEW YORK — The world is wretched with weak men. Slouchers, slackers, chumps, low-status dudes who have amassed a crumpled pile of inferior habits and made the world a messier place.<p>Or so Jordan Peterson will tell you. But fear not, the doctor is here to help, preaching his thoroughly footnoted …

Jordan Peterson

How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

Before Hurricane Maria hit last September, Puerto Rico was battered by the forces of another storm — a financial storm.<p>The island's own government borrowed billions of dollars to pay its bills, a practice that Puerto Rico's current governor, Ricardo Rosselló, now calls "a big Ponzi scheme."<p>But it …

Caribbean

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Virtual Reality

The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. …

Corruption

Pope to Chile abuse victims: I was part of the problem

ROME (AP) — The three whistleblowers in Chile's sex abuse scandal urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to transform his apology for having discredited them into concrete action to end what they called the "epidemic" of sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church.<p>Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton and …

Christianity