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More than 80 false killer whales die in largest stranding in Florida history

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost 100 false killer whales became stranded on a remote beach in Florida over the weekend, the largest mass stranding of the mammals in the state's history, officials said on Monday.<p>Stuck in the mangroves, most of the animals either died or had to be euthanized.<p>Despite their threatening …

Mammals

Donald Trump tweets about John Lewis again, says he's boycotted prior inaugurations

(CNN)Donald Trump said Rep. John Lewis is "wrong" to suggest that the President-elect's inauguration is the first he will boycott such an event, citing the Georgia congressman also protested the first inauguration of George W. Bush.<p>"John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one …

U.S. Politics

Chuck Schumer: Tom Price may have broken the law in stock transaction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that Donald Trump's pick to quarterback the replacement of Obamacare, Tom Price, might have broken the law with a questionable stock purchase.<p>"If he knew about it, it could very well be a violation of the law," Schumer told CNN's Manu …

Tom Price

GOP senator: Intelligence community is not working against Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Sen. James Lankford said in a radio interview Monday that the US intelligence community is not working against President-elect Donald Trump, despite his suggestions to the contrary.<p>"I don't see them working against Donald Trump," the Oklahoma senator and member of the Select …

Republican Party

Donald Trump mistakenly tweets Ivanka Majic instead of his daughter

<b>London (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump tweeted at the wrong Ivanka on Monday night, and the British woman on the receiving end of his praise has hit back.<p>Trump had quoted a tweet praising his daughter Ivanka, but the account mentioned in the tweet belongs to Ivanka Majic, a digital consultant …

Republican Party

Widow of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen due in court after arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> The widow of the man who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday, a day after her arrest in California on suspicion of aiding her husband ahead of the deadliest mass shooting in US history.<p>Noor Salman, widow of Pulse nightclub …

Terrorism

Republicans, enjoy this week's party, but remember 2009

<b>(CNN) —</b> The party is in rapture. It's on the verge of controlling the White House, the House and the Senate. After eight years of misery, it will inaugurate a new president who has realigned the electorate. Dominance seems assured. Despite the chilly January temperatures, there's not a cloud in the …

Elections

Obama planning to travel to Palm Springs area after inauguration

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama plans to travel to the Palm Springs area after the inauguration Friday, two sources familiar with his plans confirmed to CNN Tuesday.<p>Obama will fly aboard the presidential aircraft to the Coachella Valley oasis, where he's taken frequent golf trips as …

Modern Architecture

Families sad, angry to hear MH370 search ending

<b>(CNN) —</b> The decision to end the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "nothing short of irresponsible," according to a support group for family members of those who disappeared along with the doomed 777.<p>Commercial airliners don't just disappear, Voice370 said in a statement, saying …

Malaysia Airlines

Paul LePage: John Lewis should thank Republican presidents for ending slavery, fighting Jim Crow

<b>(CNN) —</b> Paul LePage, the Republican governor of Maine, said Tuesday that civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis should "look at history" and say "thank you" to 19th century Republican presidents for fighting for the rights of African-Americans.<p>LePage's comments come after Lewis said on NBC …

Paul LePage

Lady Gaga practicing for Super Bowl in her backyard

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can get a sneak peek of Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime performance if you score an invite to her house.<p>The pop superstar has built a stage in her Southern California backyard to rehearse. And since it's Gaga, we are not talking a little stage.<p>The singer posted a snippet of a video on …

Lady Gaga

Aksel Lund Svindal's ski season over after knee surgery

<b>(CNN) —</b> A year after sustaining a serious knee injury on the slopes, champion skier Aksel Lund Svindal is coming to terms with another season-ending blow.<p>"Here we go again," the Norwegian said on his Facebook page Tuesday, accompanied by a picture of him recuperating after surgery.<p>"The good part is …

Skiing

Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton to present Lily Tomlin with SAG award

<b>(CNN) —</b> This year's SAG Awards will also serve as a "9 to 5" reunion.<p>It was announced Tuesday that costars Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton from the hit 1980 movie will present Tomlin, who was also in the film, with the SAG Life Achievement Award at the 23rd Annual SAG Awards.<p>Tomlin is being recognized …

Entertainment

The most annoying type of airline passenger is ...

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are they nervous, or bored, or completely oblivious? There's no one-size-fits-all diagnosis for the airplane seat kicker, but they're universally annoying.<p>For the third year in a row, rear seat kickers have earned the dubious distinction of being the No. 1 most offensive type of airline …

Airlines

Van Jones: Police don't kick in doors at Yale

Van Jones joins Conan to talk about prison reform and the effect of incarceration on the 2016 election.

Van Jones

Twitter officially shuts down Vine

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Vine's six seconds of fame are about to come to an end.<p>Twitter will officially phase out its beloved six-second video service on Tuesday and replace it with a "pared-down" camera application instead.<p>If you're an active Vine user, this is your last chance to download your old videos …

Twitter

Duffy to lawmakers boycotting the inauguration: 'Put your big boy pants on' and show up

(CNN)Rep. Sean Duffy said Tuesday he is disappointed that more than three dozen Democratic lawmakers have said they are boycotting the inauguration, comparing them to children unable to accept defeat.<p>"I'm disappointed, you know, that all these Democrats are saying they are going to stay home," he …

Entertainment

Vladimir Putin dismisses Donald Trump dossier claims as 'rubbish'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a damning dossier on US President-elect Donald Trump was "false" and dismissed allegations that his country's security services had been monitoring Trump as "rubbish."<p>Putin made clear Tuesday he was familiar with some of the unsubstantiated …

Russia

Steve Harvey in 'Family Feud' with fans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Name something Steve Harvey has done recently that is upsetting fans?<p>Survey says ... it's more than one thing.<p>The normally beloved host has run afoul of a few with his recent actions.<p>Harvey tweeted an apology on Tuesday morning -- his 60th birthday.<p>"I offer my humblest apology for offending …

Comedy

Should children get their tonsils taken out?

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're questioning whether tonsillectomy -- a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils -- can really improve sleep and throat health in children, new research suggests to cut it out.<p>Tonsillectomies help breathing during sleep and might reduce throat infections in the short term, …

Medicine

Tiffany has blue Christmas due to Trump Tower traffic

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> For retailers, it's all about location, location, location. But being located near Trump Tower on New York City's famous Fifth Avenue has turned out to be a nightmare for Tiffany as of late.<p>Tiffany had a blue Christmas -- to match its famous blue boxes? -- as consumers avoided the …

Markets

Theresa May commits to Brexit vote in UK Parliament

<b>London (CNN) —</b> British Prime Minister Theresa May committed to placing a final Brexit deal to a vote in both houses of the UK parliament, as she outlined for the first time her plan for extracting Britain from the European Union.<p>In a much-anticipated speech in London, May said that once Britain had …

UK Politics

Trump's blast sends chill across Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday at noon, Donald Trump will become the ultimate guarantor of the West's security.<p>Yet, just days away from the White House, the President-elect is sparking transatlantic turbulence by expressing fresh disdain for the two institutions that have been the bedrock of post-World War II …

World News

Final days inside the Obama White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When President Barack Obama emerged to greet a massive, cheering audience at the cavernous McCormick Place convention center in Chicago on January 10, he was looking to the path ahead and reflecting about the legacy he was leaving behind.<p>"It falls to each of us to be those …

Democratic Party

Watergate reporter: Unverified dossier garbage

Award-winning journalist Bob Woodward criticizes the Russia dossier that was presented to President-elect Donald Trump.

Senate Democrats to grill Trump education pick Betsy DeVos

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Betsy DeVos has been a political heavyweight for decades, spending millions to advance conservative causes. But Tuesday evening, Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary will be asked to fill in her own personal beliefs on a host of controversial education issues.<p>Democrats …

Government

John McCain: 'I question the recipient of a friendship award with Vladimir Putin'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that he has not decided whether he will back Rex Tillerson for secretary of state given existing concerns about his relationship with Russia.<p>"When I see what Vladimir Putin has done in the way of literally committing war crimes intentionally -- I'm …

Russia

GOP lawmakers unaware of Trump's health care plan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican lawmakers are in the dark about President-elect Donald Trump's plan to repeal Obamacare and are frustrated he is emphasizing "insurance for everybody," three senior GOP sources told CNN on Tuesday.<p>Those sources said Republicans are working on a strategy to dismantle and replace …

U.S. Politics

MH370: Underwater search for missing plane suspended

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight370 has been suspended nearly three years after the plane vanished without a trace over the Indian Ocean, according to a joint statement from Chinese, Australian and Malaysian officials.<p>The three countries had been leading the …

Malaysia Airlines

Katherine Heigl welcomes new baby with husband Josh Kelley

<b>(CNN) —</b> Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley know how to keep a secret.<p>It's just now being reported that the "Grey's Anatomy" star and her musician husband welcomed a new baby on December 20.<p>Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr. is their third child and first son.<p>He joins big sisters Naleigh and Adalaide.<p>The …

Entertainment