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Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …

Super Bowl Ads

Treasury slaps sanctions on Iran after ballistic missile launch

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's administration enacted new sanctions on Iran Friday, the first concrete action after the White House put Tehran "on notice" this week.<p>The Treasury Department said it was applying sanctions on 25 individuals and companies connected to Iran's ballistic …

Deutsche Bank fined for $10 billion Russian money-laundering scheme

The big fines keep coming for Deutsche Bank.<p>The giant German lender was hit with about $630 million in penalties on Tuesday over a $10 billion Russian money-laundering scheme that involved its Moscow, New York and London branches.<p>It follows a $7.2 billion settlement Deutsche Bank reached with the …

Deutsche Bank

Trump fires Justice Dep't head over clash on refugee ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary public showdown, President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general of the United States after she publicly questioned the constitutionality of his refugee and immigration ban and refused to defend it in court.<p>The clash Monday night between Trump and …

Donald Trump

‘Political witch hunt’: Trump isn’t backing off his Russia hacking doubts, no matter the evidence

<i>This post has been updated</i><p>President-elect Donald Trump gets a long-awaited intelligence briefing on Russia's alleged hacking to influence the 2016 election on Friday. And his top spokesman assured us that Trump will go into it with an open mind — despite a string of Trump tweets that included a …

Donald Trump

Birth defects are common for Zika-infected pregnant women in the U.S.

About 6 percent of Zika-infected pregnant women in the United States had a baby or fetus with at least one birth defect related to the viral infection, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>It’s the first analysis of data reported to the U.S. Zika pregnancy …

Iraqi forces fight ISIS on Mosul streets

<b>Near Mosul, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Iraqi forces entered ISIS-held Mosul on Thursday for the first time in more than two years, and are in a head-to-head battle with militants on the front line, defense officials said.<p>Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Tahsin Ibrahim told CNN that units of the 9th …

Congress Overrides Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

<b>Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET with House vote</b><p>Congress approved the first successful override of a presidential veto from President Obama on Wednesday when the House joined the Senate in voting against Obama's objection to a bill that would allow family members to sue Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 …

Between reckless ally and old rival, China in a bind over North Korea

BEIJING/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China is in a bind over what to do about North Korea’s stepped-up nuclear and missile tests, even though it is annoyed with its ally and has started talks with other U.N. Security Council members on a new sanctions resolution against Pyongyang.<p>A general view shows …

North Korea

Zika spraying kills millions of honeybees

<b>(CNN) —</b> The pictures are heartbreaking: Millions of honeybees lie dead after being sprayed with an insecticide targeting Zika-carrying mosquitoes.<p>"On Saturday, it was total energy, millions of bees foraging, pollinating, making honey for winter," beekeeper Juanita Stanley said. "Today, it stinks of …

Environmental Health

EU ministers tone down rhetoric on Turkey but rights concerns persist

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers toned down their sometimes harsh views on Turkey as they gathered in Slovakia on Friday, although concerns about a crackdown following a failed coup were still running high.<p>European Union (L) and Turkish flags fly outside a hotel in Istanbul, …

European Union

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.<p>A member of Turkish-backed Free Syrian …

Middle East

Australia confirms Manus Island immigration detention centre will close

Immigration minister Peter Dutton offers no details on plans for the 854 detainees, but says none will be resettled in Australia<p>Australia and Papua New Guinea have confirmed that the Manus Island detention centre will be closed but offered no detail on the future of the 854 men held there – except …

Russia, spurning U.S. censure, launches second day of Syria strikes from Iran

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia launched a second day of air strikes against Syrian militants from an Iranian air base, rejecting U.S. suggestions its co-operation with Tehran might violate a U.N. resolution as illogical and factually incorrect.<p>A still image, taken from video footage and released by …

Middle East

North Korean Diplomat Thae Yong Ho Defects to South Korea: Seoul

A high-ranking North Korean diplomat has defected to South Korea, officials from the South said Wednesday.<p>Thae Yong Ho was the second-highest ranking official at the North Korean embassy in London and his defection marks one of the most prolific moves between the arch rivals.<p>His decision to switch …

Citing health concerns and country's stability, Japan's emperor indicates desire to abdicate

Japanese Emperor Akihito addressed the nation Monday, releasing a rare video message to the public in which the 82-year-old strongly suggested that he wished to abdicate but avoided using that word directly.<p>Akihito — who became emperor in 1989 upon the death of his father, wartime Emperor Hirohito …

Japan

Travel nightmare for fliers after power outage grounds Delta

The week got off to a nightmarish start for Delta and its passengers.<p>Delta Air Lines flights were grounded for at least six hours early Monday by a global computer system outage, causing large-scale cancellations and stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers.<p>At 8:40 a.m. ET, Delta said the …

Major militant attacks in Pakistan in past 6 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bombing that killed more than 60 people and wounded nearly 100 others on Monday at a gathering of lawyers on the grounds …

Death toll in Nice terror attack rises to 85

The death toll in the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice has risen to 85 after a man who was injured in the incident died.<p>He was named as Pierre Hattermann, 56, by regional president Christian Estrosi in a post on Twitter on Thursday.<p>Hattermann, 56, a psychologist who lived in Savoie, eastern …

Terrorism

UK Black Lives Matter protesters block Heathrow airport road

LONDON (AP) — Activists linked to the U.S.-based group Black Lives Matter blocked a road Friday leading to London's Heathrow Airport and held …

Obama on Iran payment: 'We do not pay ransom'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Thursday dismissed suggestions a $400 million payment to Iran amounted to a ransom paid in return for the release of American hostages.<p>Confirming the US offered the payment in cash, Obama nevertheless downplayed the delivery's significance, saying it was …

Donald Trump

'Worrying' rise in anti-Semitic incidents, charity says

<b>The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK rose by 11% in the first six months of this year, charity figures have suggested.</b><p>The Community Security Trust said 557 incidents targeting Jews were reported to the charity from January to June, up from 500 in the same period last year.<p>The charity's …

NASA maps the thawed parts of the Greenland ice sheet

NASA has created the first map of the bottom of the Greenland ice sheet, showing which parts have begun thawing and which remain frozen as ever. This is the first time what's underneath the surface of the massive block of ice has been mapped, because the only access scientists have to it is a few …

North Korea fired 2 more ballistic missiles, and this time one of them was headed toward Japan

A simultaneous launch of two "No Dong" intermediate-range ballistic missiles near the western city of Hwangju were detected by US Strategic Command (STRATCOM).<p>STRATCOM said one of the missiles exploded immediately after launch, while the other was tracked over North Korea before ultimately landing …

Zika fear prompts travel warning for Miami, CDC’s first in U.S.

Fourteen people have been infected with the Zika virus in Florida, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid traveling to the Wynwood neighborhood.<p>Sixteen people have been infected with the Zika virus in Florida, and the Centers for Disease …

Public Health

Congress releases secret '28 pages' on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A long-classified U.S. report released Friday found that some of the 9/11 hijackers were in contact with and received support from individuals likely connected to the Saudi government.<p>Known as the "28 pages," the secret document was part of a 2002 Congressional Joint Inquiry into …

Surveillance

North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report

Investigation finds DPRK embassies have been involve in 16 illegal smuggling cases in southern Africa<p>Mozambique has become a major trading point for illegal rhino horn, much of which is being smuggled out by North Korean “dodgy diplomats”, a new report claims.<p>Released by the Global Initiative …

How Was Your Smartphone Made? Nobody Really Knows

A startup called Fairphone pulls back the curtain on an electronics supply chain plagued by forced labor and armed militias. Is a truly ethical smartphone possible?<p>By<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Most of us don’t know how to open up our smartphones, much less …

Forced Labor