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US trade war takes toll on California and Mexico cheeses

Stephen Mancebo, a fourth-generation California dairy farmer with 2,300 cows, has battled ups and downs in his temperamental industry for a …

Tariffs

Haile Selassie - Ethiopia's 'Lion of Judah'

His Imperial Highness Emperor Haile Selassie represented a dynastic line which stretched back centuries. He was an absolute ruler and yet a …

Dennis Rodman Breaks Down Weeping in Insane Interview About Kim Jong Un

The Worm is in Singapore, sporting a cryptocurrency T-shirt and a MAGA hat, and impressing at least one intel official with his North Korea …

Sean Spicer Is Ready to Talk About It

Donald Trump had barely taken his hand off the Bible when his press secretary, Sean Spicer, catapulted into the annals of American ignominy with his …

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was …

Scott Pruitt spent your money on an SUV with bulletproof seats

Scott Pruitt got himself a fancy car fully equipped with bullet-resistant seat covers on the EPA’s dime.<p>For past EPA administrators, a Chevy Tahoe was sufficient, but not for Pruitt. He upgraded to a fully-loaded Suburban last June, complete with leather interior, bucket seats in the second row, …

Bitcoin hits new high above $11,500 as the Winklevoss twins become the first bitcoin billionaires

LONDON — Bitcoin is back to its winning ways, posting a record high on Sunday and making billionaires of the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.<p>Bitcoin suffered big price falls last week but recovered over the weekend. The digital currency hit a new high of $11,826.76 a coin on Sunday, according to …

Cryptocurrency

China hosts global forum featuring own take on human rights

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of participants attended the opening of a human rights forum in Beijing on Thursday in the latest installment of China's …

China

Jimmy Carter Decides He Still Has Enough Life Left to Strike One More Blow Against America

Caricature by DonkeyHotey flic.kr/p/Ct4G4K https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/<p>Few men have done the damage to the United States over a …

North Korea

This Genius Conspiracy Theory on Who *Really* Runs the White House Will Blow Your Mind

There's been no shortage of palace intrigue after a string of high-profile firings inside the West Wing.<p>Over the course of the last six months, …

Donald Trump

U.S., Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call: sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed developments in Syria and in the row between Qatar and its fellow Arab states on a phone call late on Saturday, Turkish foreign ministry sources said.<p>FILE PHOTO: A view shows buildings in …

War In Space? China, Russia Can Shoot Down US Satellites

The United States military’s ability to conduct wars around the globe and its intelligence gathering and communication satellites could be open for …

How to slow down and enjoy brewing coffee at home

Frenzied. Hurried. Chaotic. Is this what your morning coffee routine feels like?<p>Andie Wilber, a barista at the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery & Tasting …

Solicitor Gen. Candidate Turns Down Job, Explains He Wouldn't Be 'Nice' to Sen. Chuck Schumer

As President Trump works to finish filling out his administration, it appears that the search for one particular role will have to continue a bit …

Trump’s calls for Europe to increase defense spending could force other upheaval

By Michael Birnbaum<p>, Bureau chief<p>BRUSSELS — President Trump sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Brussels to press European allies on Wednesday to do something they have long been reluctant to do: open up their wallets on defense in an era of austerity and budget cuts.<p>The hammer-hard message — a …

Europe

Donald Trump calls treatment of first lady unfair

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than an hour into a raucous White House news conference, President Donald Trump was asked a personal question about his wife, Melania Trump.<p>The President embraced the opportunity to talk about the first lady, who has not spent much time in the public eye since her husband assumed …

Donald Trump

Trump's EPA pick poised to survive Senate fight, but his brewing battle with California will be harder to win

President Trump's nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency survived a rancorous committee vote Thursday, putting him on the path to full Senate confirmation and a confrontation with California.<p>Scott Pruitt, who oil and gas companies are betting will help them reassert dominance over the …

Trump Administration

New France-India military aerospace joint venture

France's Dassault and India's Reliance corporations are teaming up in a military aerospace joint venture. The deal emerged as part of negotiations …

Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday.<p>A rebel fighter of 'Al-Sultan Murad' …

Erdogan Mending Fences Across the Middle East Post-Failed Turkey Coup

August is often a quiet month in diplomatic circles; but not this year, and not in Ankara. With only one month since the failed Turkish coup, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed a flurry of diplomatic activities with Russia, Iran, and Israel this week--in addition to an upcoming visit by the …

Why do we treat our politicians with such contempt?

Thank you for the editorial reflecting both on the passing of Jo Cox and on the endemic contempt for her erstwhile colleagues at Westminster. On the …

What Makes the Stanford Rape Case So Unusual

The uproar over Brock Turner’s six-month sentence has put sexual violence at the center of a national conversation.<p>The realities about sexual violence are so staggering that they’re often reduced to numbers. One in six women and one in 33 men in the United States have been the victims of attempted …

U.S. Department of Justice

Hillary Clinton on her private email server: I had little to do with it

The presidential candidate has come under fire for using a private account to send and receive work-related emails while she served as secretary of state, which she has apologized for and called a mistake.<p>Still, Clinton has insisted that what she did was legal, and on Sunday she reiterated that her …

Hillary Clinton

Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria's long reign

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has reached a major milestone by becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history.<p>She passes Queen …

Family

What Not to Pack According to the TSA’s Instagram Account

The Transportation Security Administration shows off some of the strangest things they have confiscated - be warned!

Trump stands by statements on Mexican illegal immigrants, surprised by backlash

Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump on Saturday stood by statements he made recently that too many illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals but said he was surprised by the backlash and that his comments are causing financial concerns.<p>“The crime is raging and …

The Trump Show hits New Hampshire

While party leaders cringe, a small band of volunteers insists the candidate isn’t a clown.<p>MANCHESTER, N.H. — Granite State Republicans cringe at the mention of him, Jeb Bush laughed when he heard the name and even members of his own executive committee thinks he’s a tad too blunt.<p>Welcome to the …

From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation

If you wanted to radically alter the economy, making a country such as Britain as dynamic as China or Brazil, what would the state have to do? Intervene, obviously, but how?<p>That has become a hard question to answer since the onset of free-market economics. Much of the old apparatus of state control …