Andre Kingi

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Day Trips That Take You Out of Las Vegas and Into Nature

Sure, the bright lights of Las Vegas bring promises of riches at the gambling tables, exciting shows to stimulate the senses and decadent dining to …

National Parks

22 stunning roads in the US you should drive before you die

If you're planning a road trip in the US, there are plenty of beautiful routes worth passing through.<p>It's hard to imagine we'll get to all of them in this lifetime. But if you want to try, consider this a guide to finding the best of the best out there.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

RVs

Need cheap-but-amazing vacation inspiration? These are the 10 top free attractions in the US.

Odds are you could use a vacation: Roughy half of adults reported in a recent survey that they have experienced the increasingly common phenomenon of …

This Artificial Slope Lets You Ski Through Summer

19 photos that show just how stunning US national parks are

The United States is home to some of the most incredible natural sights and wonders in the world — from towering mountains to otherworldly rock formations — and we're grateful the National Park Service honors and preserves many of these unique sights.<p>The agency proudly fosters outdoor exploration …

The Most Beautiful Roads In America

Take the long way home.<p>Pavement meanders through all 50 of these United States, from the hardwood forests of Vermont to the craggy coast of California's Big Sur. Most of it goes somewhere; some of it goes nowhere. The roads on these pages are a few of our backcountry favorites. They're not always …

Your ultimate guide to planning the best summer road trip

Wave goodbye to the road trip as we know it.<p>The future, which has arrived faster than we imagined, will be filled with self-driving cars that have visuals to enhance or replace the scenery and maybe even let us travel with people who have been dead for decades.<p>What Car & Driver calls “brainless …

Landscape Photographer Jeff McPheeters Captures the Majestic Fury of Storms on the Great Plains

Jeff McPheeters is a Kansas-based pro whose extensive portfolio encompasses everything from interior design and event photography to landscape, …

US imposes sanctions on British Isis 'executioner' Alexanda Amon Kotey

• Kotey alleged to be part of ‘Beatles’ cell that beheaded hostages<br>• State department also designates Indonesian group as terror organization<p>Related: Londoners Alexanda Kotey and Aine Davis identified as Islamic State 'Beatles'<p>The US has imposed sanctions on a British member of an Islamic State cell …

Obamacare remains popular, with 11.5 million sign ups so far

Even as Congress has begun the process to repeal Obamacare, Americans continue to seek coverage through its insurance exchanges.<p>More than 11.5 million people have signed up for coverage through the federal marketplace, healthcare.gov, and the 12 state-based exchanges, as of Dec. 24, according to …

Bernie Sanders misses a crucial link between abortion and "economic issues" in his CNN town hall

Sen. Bernie Sanders covered a broad range of topics during his town hall event on CNN Monday night. But one line of discussion left plenty to be …

Middle-class

Dakota Access protest policing costs exceed $22M

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The cost of policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota has surpassed $22 million — an amount that would fund …

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Art

Meryl Streep attacks Trump in Golden Globes acceptance speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meryl Streep was honored at the Golden Globes for a lifetime of notable work, and she took the opportunity to make a sustained attack on US President-elect Donald Trump.<p>In a nearly 6-minute address while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the actress denounced Trump's campaign rhetoric …

Trump’s doubts about cybersecurity alarm experts

President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether critical computer networks can ever be protected from intruders, alarming cybersecurity experts who say his comments could upend more than a decade of national cybersecurity policy and put both government and private data at risk.<p>Asked …

Donald Trump

Snowden and Manning ask Obama for clemency

Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning are among four leak-probe targets who asked Obama for pardons or commutations.<p>Four of the most well-known targets of President Barack Obama’s war on leaks — including Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning — are among those who have requested pardons or commutations …

Black pols plan Trump resistance

'Our community is counting on us as the last line of defense between Donald Trump and the worst of what America could offer,' one African-American lawmaker says.<p>After eight years of the nation’s first African-American president, black lawmakers were in for an adjustment no matter who won the White …

Mark Shriver to Trump administration: Don't forget about the children and poor

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> As Congress returns and Washington readies for a new president, the leader of a children's advocacy group's political arm fears that vulnerable children and other at-risk communities might have much to lose from Donald Trump's agenda.<p>Mark Shriver, head of Save the Children Action …

Pope Francis

Trump wishes Happy New Year to 'my many enemies'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump is not quite ready to let auld acquaintances be forgot.<p>The incoming President wished a happy new year Saturday morning to all -- including his "many enemies."<p>"Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they …

What the UNSC resolution means for the US and Israel

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> The United Nations Security Council on Friday passed a resolution condemning Israel's settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The United States abstained on the resolution, allowing it to pass, rather than vetoing it -- as it usually does with resolutions it sees as …

Berlin attack: Police hunt Tunisian suspect after finding ID papers

<b>Berlin (CNN) —</b> A manhunt is underway for a 24-year-old Tunisia native in connection with this week's Christmas market attack in Berlin -- a man German authorities say may be "violent and armed" and had been in contact with radical Islamist groups.<p>Anis Amri is being sought in Monday's truck attack, …

Smog refugees flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion

Thousands head to pollution-free regions as haze descends on the country’s northern industrial heartland<p>Tens of thousands of “smog refugees” have reportedly fled China’s pollution-stricken north after the country was hit by its latest “airpocalyse” forcing almost half a billion people to live under …

Pollution

Obama makes final push on key legacy areas

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama, as his tenure draws to a close, is deploying his legal authority in a last-minute bid to cement the areas of his legacy threatened by Donald Trump's incoming administration.<p>Obama has tasked his staff with locating as many areas as possible where his top …

The White House

Female doctors have healthier patients, study suggests

When a patient goes to the best hospital, he or she usually hopes for a doctor who is knowledgeable and experienced. Something else to wish for? A woman physician.<p>That's because female doctors may on average be better than their male counterparts at treating patients in the hospital and keeping …

Nobel Prize

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CNN

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2016

A horse makes its way through a cloud of smoke rising from fumigation being done to prevent mosquito-borne diseases in A<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Rajesh Kumar …

Animals

Americans who voted against Trump are feeling unprecedented dread and despair

I have never seen anything quite like the grief being felt by the majority of American voters who did not vote for<p>Donald Trump.<p>Back in 1980, there was disappointment among<p>DemocratswhenRonald Reaganwon. In 2000, after the long Florida recount and the intrusion of the Supreme Court into the decision, …

Donald Trump