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Theresa May becomes Britain's prime minister

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May started her new job Wednesday, after she curtsied before Queen Elizabeth II, and outgoing David Cameron bid goodbye to Parliament.<p>May, the second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher, who ran the government between 1979 and 1990, quickly …

Great Britain

GOP congressman grills attorney general: Is it legal to share classified info with someone who lacks clearance?

Attorney General Loretta Lynch was grilled over the Justice Department's Hillary Clinton email probe Tuesday during testimony before Congress.<p>Lynch's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee came after Clinton was cleared by the department in a probe into her use of a private email system as …

Security

Why the FBI concluded Hillary Clinton's email practices did not rise to the level of criminal charges

Federal law makes it a crime for a trusted U.S. official to "knowingly and willfully" disclose or transmit secret information to an "unauthorized person." A second law makes it a crime to "remove" secret documents kept by the government or to allow them to be stolen through "gross …

Orlando medical examiner kept shooter in a separate morgue from victims: 'It's just what I felt was right'

Walking into the Pulse nightclub hours after a gunman opened fire Sunday, Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany was struck by the magnitude of the task before him.<p>Nine victims had already died at a hospital. At the club he found dozens more, surrounded by untouched drinks, unpaid bills and at …

Crime

Papua New Guinea police open fire on student protest

Papua New Guinea have opened fire on a student demonstration at a university campus. Further shooting was reported outside a hospital where the …

Hillary Clinton celebrates victory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton embraced her moment in history Tuesday, becoming the first woman in the 240-year life of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.<p>"Thanks to you, we've reached a milestone," she said during a speech in Brooklyn. "Tonight's victory is not …

Hillary Clinton

5 Soldiers Dead, 4 Missing After Vehicle Swept Away in Flood Waters at Fort Hood

Five soldiers were killed, three more were injured and four others remained missing Thursday night when a military vehicle was swept away by fast-moving flood waters during a training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, the Army said.<p>"It's heartbreaking," Tyler Broadway, a spokesman for the 240,000-acre …

Trump: Mexican American Judge Has an 'Absolute Conflict'

The Republican candidate’s insistence that Gonzalo Curiel cannot preside impartially simply because of his ethnic heritage flies in the face of established precedent.<p>Was Donald Trump’s suggestion last week that Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an American of Mexican descent, could not fairly preside over a …

Donald Trump

Terrorists may have brought down EgyptAir flight, officials say

Nearly four hours into a flight from Paris to Cairo, an Egyptian passenger plane with 66 people aboard abruptly swerved and plunged thousands of feet before vanishing from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.<p>The disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 was the third major air …

Airplanes

Remarks by Sanders — and Trump — indicate more turbulence ahead for Clinton's campaign

Bernie Sanders has flip-flopped strategically in the weeks since Hillary Clinton put a near-lock on the Democratic presidential nomination. At times he has vowed to battle Clinton through the party's July convention. At other times he has shifted his stated goal to building a movement, a tacit …

Government

The Observer view on the American presidential election | Observer editorial

Only a true leader can restore US stature<p>It was a week when the 2016 American presidential election appeared to boil down to a contest between two individuals: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Both candidates achieved sweeping victories across the Super Tuesday states. Both immediately began to …

Oscars 2016: 'Spotlight' Surprises, Diversity Takes Center Stage

Five-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home a gold statuette as "Mad Max: Fury Road" and diversity dominated Hollywood's biggest night of the year.<p>The 88th Academy Awards have been steeped in controversy over their overwhelmingly white nominees — triggering #OscarsSoWhite and calls …

Republican debate: Marco Rubio finds his fire

<b>Houston (CNN) —</b> Marco Rubio was on fire Thursday night.<p>For months, the Florida senator resisted taking on Republican front-runner and expert attack dog Donald Trump, much to the chagrin of the GOP establishment. That reluctance evaporated during the final GOP presidential debate before Super …

New evidence suggests Zika may do something worse than affect babies’ brains

A 20-year-old woman in Brazil gave birth to a stillborn child with signs of tissue swelling, severe microcephaly— a disorder characterized by an abnormally small head — and defects in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).<p>The case, reported Thursday in the journal PLOS Neglected …

Public Health

Now This Is a Clever Supreme Court Move from President Obama

Jamming McConnell between a rock and a hard place.<p>If this be a trial balloon, it's an awfully good one.<p>It is unclear how many potential nominees are undergoing White House vetting for the high court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Obama was seen last week carrying a thick binder of …

US flies F-22 jets over South Korea in show of force against the North

Four fighter planes land at airbase near Seoul after escorted flyover<p>Four of the most advanced US fighter jets have flown over South Korea in a clear show of force against North Korea, a day after South Korea’s president warned of the North’s collapse amid a festering standoff over its nuclear and …

North Korea

Cracks emerge in GOP refusal to consider Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of …

Mitch McConnell

These Texts Perfectly Demonstrate Why Female Entrepreneurs Struggle For Funding

This is "old-school" at its worst.<p>Here’s a simple explanation for why so few women get funding in the tech industry from the predominantly male venture capitalists who dole out the cash: Some of these guys have some pretty old-fashioned views about women.<p>For starters, when women startup founders …

Women Entrepreneurs

Clinton tips her hand on Supreme Court nominations

<b>Reno, Nevada (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton said Monday in Elko, Nevada, that she is confident that President Barack Obama would nominate a Supreme Court justice who has gone through a confirmation process before, making it harder for Republicans to block the nomination.<p>During the question and answer …

George W. Bush: President shouldn't be someone 'who mirrors and inflames our frustration'

<b>North Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> George W. Bush told voters here Monday that "we do not need someone in the Oval Office who mirrors and inflames our frustration" -- a clear swipe at Donald Trump during a campaign rally for his brother, Jeb Bush.<p>2016 Candidate Matchmaker<p>In his most political …

Inside Obama's process for replacing Antonin Scalia

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration did not wait long before working on options to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.<p>The process began Saturday night with conference calls among the president's legal team, followed by meetings Sunday to begin drawing up a list of possible …

White House dismisses GOP 'bluster' on Scalia replacement

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House is making clear that President Barack Obama will defy Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail who want him to leave the momentous task of nominating a new Supreme Court justice to the next administration.<p>"This is not the first time that Republicans have …

Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas, CDC confirms

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday updated its Zika virus guidance for pregnant women, advising them to protect themselves if their male sexual partner has traveled to or lives in an area where Zika virus is circulating.<p>"Until we know more, if your male sexual …

Public Health

6 takeaways from CNN's Democratic town hall

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a campaign that's been filled with zingers and gotcha moments, Wednesday night's CNN Democratic town hall with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders got the candidates to slow down for a bit.<p>Both candidates engaged with the audience and were at their best when getting away from the talking …

Republican Leaders Visit Obama, But Two Sides Don't Get Much Closer

It was meeting long in the making, but by most accounts short on agreement: House Speaker Paul Ryan’s first visit to the Oval Office since getting his new job last October.<p>President Obama welcomed Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the White House Tuesday hoping to find common …

Presidential race moves to New Hampshire

After a scare in Iowa where she scraped the narrowest of wins, Hillary Clinton has moved on to New Hampshire along with the other wanna-be presidential nominees.<p>But the battle for the Democrat ticket has never been tighter and if the former secretary of state was hoping for some winning momentum …

Multi-billion-dollar Syria aid appeals routinely underfunded

A look at growing gaps in aid for Syria, with needs rising faster than contributions by donors. U.N. figures show that the five-year-old war has so …

Middle East

POWER RANKINGS: Here's who has the best chance at being our next president

Heading into the final Republican debate Thursday night before the caucuses, insurgents from both parties have made their mark on the already extensive primary process.<p>On the Republican side, businessman Donald Trump finds himself in perhaps his strongest position yet, leading all national polls …

Government

Children urge Australia to free them from Nauru island 'prison'

<b>(CNN) —</b> At just 10 years old, Mizba Ahmed and her family fled persecution in Myanmar.<p>Boarding a smuggler's boat bound for Australia, she never imagined that instead of finding a better life, she'd end up spending 18 months in detention on the isolated Pacific island of Nauru.<p>"Nauru is the worst …

Australia