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Republicans celebrate opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem attracted more than a dozen Republican members of Congress, two billionaire GOP fundraisers and the president's eldest daughter, putting on a display of political muscle and Republican unity rare for the Trump era.<p>Even as it sparked …

Donald Trump

From Chubby Basketball Fan to Fratricidal Maniac: How Swiss Boarding School Shaped Kim Jong Un

Educated in Swiss schools under fake names, Kim Jong Un and his siblings have a long, intriguing history in the Alps.<p>NICE, France—The world knows …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

As the Death Toll Mounts, Iran’s People Have Left the Reformists Behind

The government cannot move its forces from one city to another because the protests have spread everywhere. It has no effective means to suppress the …

Rhetoric rises as US vows to withhold aid to Pakistan

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> In a sign of escalating tensions between the United States and Pakistan, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Pakistan of playing "a double game for years" and confirmed the administration will withhold $255 million in aid to the country.<p>"They work …

Pakistan

Report: China secretly offered missiles and aid to North Korea

China's Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document.<p>The document, labeled "top secret" and dated Sept. …

North Korea

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Russia Fears New U.S. Nuclear Arms Make Bombing More Likely

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs fears updated, high-precision U.S. models of nuclear bombs will lower inhibitions to use nuclear weapons in …

US completes test flight of 'most dangerous nuke bomb ever'

<i>File photo credit: Twitter account of Lieutenant General Frank Klotz, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear</i> …

Saudi arrest of Binladin family scion shatters royal entente

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Among those caught in the unprecedented arrests this week of top princes, wealthy businessmen and senior officials …

Osama Bin Laden

Here's where Mexican drug cartels operate in the US, according to the DEA

Mexican drug-trafficking organizations maintain heavy influence in broad swaths of the US — particularly Southern California, the Northeast, along the southern border, and in South Florida — and they continue to expand, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration's 2017 National Drug Threat …

Mexico

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Police: Fugitive's death 'breaks' cell behind Spain attacks

SUBIRATS, Spain (AP) — The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed …

Extremism

Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot

A slot machine told her she hit a massive jackpot, but the casino claimed it was a machine error and offered her a meal on the house. Now, she's taking this to court.<p>Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a "Sphinx Slot Machine" at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New …

Time Warner

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, …

Afghanistan

Jordanian soldier charged with killing 3 US soldiers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government of Jordan has formally charged one of its soldiers with murder over his alleged involvement in an attack last year on a military convoy that killed three US service members, a Jordanian government official told CNN.<p>"He is being officially charged with murder with intent to …

Special Forces

23 Books Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Everyone Should Read

The Facebook CEO's best picks and why he thinks everyone should read them.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around …

A showdown could be looming between the US, Iran, and the Assad regime at the Syria-Iraq border

In April, Syrian rebel fighters and their US special-forces trainers repulsed an ISIS attack in an hours-long battle marked by suicide bombers and coalition airstrikes.<p>The battle took place at al Tanf near the Syria-Iraq border, and the camp there is still used by US and UK personnel to train …

Democrats Warn Trump Against Pre-emptive Attack on North Korea

Worried over what they described as President Trump’s erratic response to North Korea’s behavior, 64 Democratic legislators urged him on Tuesday to talk directly to the North Koreans — and warned that he would need congressional approval for any pre-emptive military strike.<p>“Few decisions are more …

North Korea

Daniel Mark Epstein - The Loyal Son - Book Review

The Loyal Son<p>By Daniel Mark Epstein<p>Ballantine<br>$30.00<br>ISBN 9780345544216<br>Published 05/30/2017<p>Nonfiction / History / American History<p>Buy the book<p>Trending …

How California Gave Us Trumpism

Some of the president’s most hard-line advisers forged their beliefs in reaction to what they saw in their home state.<p>A little over a month after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, sat triumphantly onstage …

Breitbart News

Theresa May and the Crisis of British Progressivism

Last September, Andrew Marr, the host of a Sunday morning political show on the BBC, interviewed Theresa May, the Conservative Party politician who had succeeded David Cameron as Britain's Prime Minister after the Leave side’s narrow victory in the Brexit referendum, in June. With the Conservatives …

US-backed Syrian alliance eyes Raqqa after taking IS-held military airport

A US-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias has taken a military airport in northern Syria held by the self-styled 'Islamic State' (IS). …

Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

<b>Listen · 4:18</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the world of music, there is no more remarkable gift than having perfect pitch. As the story goes, Ella Fitzgerald's band would use her perfect pitch to tune their instruments.<p>Although it has a genetic component, most believe that perfect pitch — …

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

The Brain

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Engineering

How the Heart Is Like a ‘Little Brain’: Which Is Really in Control?

Modern science has verified what the ancients believed about one’s heart—that the heart is a center of higher wisdom. It can actually remember things …

Does Trump Actually Want to Succeed?

Jim Baker on how to run a White House that works, why the world is so scared right now—and how the new president could stop screwing up.<p>HOUSTON—Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: James A. Baker III was the gold standard when it came to running a White House. And so far he’s not overly …

Donald Trump

Why are there protests in Poland? Here are the five things you need to know.

Poland is gripped by its most severe constitutional crisis since the Communist regime declared martial law in 1981, with protesters — both inside parliament and outside in the freezing streets — accusing the ruling party of threatening democracy.<p>Law and Justice (PiS), the party in power, has roots …

Europe