Christina McLaird

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Trump warns of 'dangerous low' in Russia relations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States and Russia are plunging deeper into their worst crisis since the Cold War, with politics in both nations outpacing the capacity of either government to mitigate the danger.<p>President Donald Trump's grudging signature on new sanctions punishing Russia for alleged …

Families of Pulse nightclub shooting sue Google, Facebook

Google, Facebook and Twitter are facing a lawsuit filed by the families of three victims killed by Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen in Orlando. The plaintiffs are accusing the tech titans of providing "material support" to Mateen, who was known to have pledged allegiance to ISIS and its leader. …

Islamic State group claims Berlin Christmas market attack

BERLIN (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market that German authorities …

Extremism

Moscow and Ankara present united front after Russian ambassador's murder

Russia and Turkey put on a united front on Tuesday, insisting that the killing of Moscow’s ambassador in Ankara would not affect bilateral relations, or cooperation over Syria.<p>The Turkish foreign and defence ministers joined their Russian and Iranian counterparts in Moscow, where the three …

Russia

New Trump, same as the old Trump

<b>Cincinnati (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump delivered an unmistakable message Thursday in his first big speech since election night -- the unconventional, impulsive and unscripted person who won a stunning victory is the one that America will get as its President.<p>The President-elect emerged from three weeks …

Donald Trump

Trump calls Obama 'a very good man' after historic White House meeting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama welcomed President-elect Donald Trump to the White House Thursday, as both men put past antagonisms aside in a time-honored ritual epitomizing the peaceful transfer of political power.<p>Three days after mocking Trump as unfit to control the codes needed to …

Donald Trump

Vigils and protests swell across U.S. in wake of Trump victory

Vigils and protests against Donald Trump spread from coast to coast early Thursday as crowds burned effigies of the president-elect, blocked highways and warned of wider backlash — underscoring the difficult task Trump faces in uniting a fractured country.<p>Despite Hillary Clinton and President Obama …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's America

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In Donald Trump's America, undocumented immigrants will be deported en masse, Arab Americans will be racially profiled and the United States will "bomb the s--- out of ISIS."<p>In Trump's America, foreign Muslims will be banned from the US, Syrian refugees sent back to their war-torn …

Donald Trump

Obama, urging unity, says he's rooting for Trump's success

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding Hillary Clinton's staggering defeat, President Barack Obama urged the nation Wednesday to join him in rooting for President-elect Donald Trump's success. He said he was heartened by Trump's election night call for unity and hoped it wouldn't fade.<p>Obama, in a …

Road to 270: CNN's latest electoral college map

<b>Washington —</b> There are very few things that the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns agree on these days, but one point of total agreement is that this race has tightened over the last 10-14 days. That tightening is reflected in our new CNN "Road to 270" map.<p>The latest snapshot of the …

New Hampshire

At charity roast, Donald Trump delivered what might as well be a campaign eulogy

NEW YORK — It was supposed to be his opening joke, but it landed with such heavy bitterness that it prompted scattered, uncomfortable laughter.<p>“A special hello to all of you in this room who have known and loved me for many, many years. It's true,” Trump said as he took command of the dais at the …

Donald Trump

North Korea missile launch fails, again

North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Thursday, but it immediately failed, the U.S. Strategic Command said, according to South Korea's Yonhap News agency.<p>The U.S. Strategic Command said in a statement it had detected at 7 a.m. (Korean time) a failed attempt by North Korea …

South Korea

Trump lashes out at Republicans for not buying election rigging line

'Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!' Trump fired off in a tweet.<p>Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at Republican leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who have pushed back against the GOP nominee’s message that the election is being rigged against him.<p>“Of course there …

Donald Trump

Fiery pastor ignites Zimbabwe’s biggest political unrest in years

As he strolls out of a suburban shopping mall into the Johannesburg dusk, the Zimbabwean pastor is mobbed by his fans. "The only man who can fight with Mugabe is this one," a supporter shouts exultantly, posing for a photo with his hero.<p>Evan Mawarire is a Zimbabwean phenomenon: the ordinary …

I was a Minuteman III nuclear launch officer. Take it from me: We can't let Trump become president

Since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, American presidents have thought of their nuclear responsibilities as the heaviest burden one could shoulder.<p>Harry Truman wrote, "We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world." Dwight Eisenhower, no stranger to …

Donald Trump

I’m a doctor treating pregnant women with Zika and this is what it’s like

As a medical student, I remember reading books about the early days of the HIV epidemic and wondering what it was like for doctors to take care of patients who had a new, unknown disease. It seemed to me like it would be frightening for both patients and doctors alike. I didn’t expect that early in …

Pregnancy

A Tesla saved its owners life by using autopilot to get him to the hospital

While autopilot isn’t always used for its intended purpose, or even used correctly for that matter, it’s undeniable that the feature has utility. Joshua Neally probably recognizes this more than most.<p>After the 37-year-old Neally started suffering from piercing pain in his stomach and chest, he …

3 Human Chimeras That Already Exist

The news that researchers want to create human-animal chimeras has generated controversy recently, and may conjure up ideas about Frankenstein-ish …

Suicide at Calgary hospital shows need for transparency, mental health advocates say

Mental health advocates are raising questions after a psychiatric patient at the Peter Lougheed Centre died by suicide last month.<p>The inpatient …

The Instax Share SP-2 adds just enough modern magic to the instant print renaissance

A physical picture is worth a thousand digital ones.<p>Or at least, in terms of my appreciation of the memories they represent, that’s what it feels like. That’s why I was excited enough about the Fujifilm Share Instax SP-2 to go out and grab one as soon as it showed up in stock at my local camera …

Viking traders spread comfy-to-ride horses around the world, DNA suggests

Ancient DNA reveals ambling horses, comfortable to ride over rough roads, first appeared in medieval England, and were spread worldwide by Vikings<p>The Vikings might have been fearsome, bearded and hardy but it seems that when it came to horses, they liked to travel in comfort.<p>Research has revealed …

Anthropology

Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Back, and It'll Be Amazing This Year

This week the Perseid meteor shower will peak, and even if you're ordinarily lousy at spotting these sorts of things, there's a good chance you'll be …

Stardust trapped deep within the ocean reveals a 2.6-million-year-old mystery

This supernova was so close to our planet that, depending on where it went off, our evolutionary ancestors might have seen it as a bright light in the sky.<p>As our solar system traveled through radioactive specks of stardust left over from the explosion, some of the dust broke through our atmosphere …

Where can I see the Perseid meteors?

Sky watchers can expect an extra dazzling display from the Perseid meteors this week as the Earth ploughs through a dense cloud of comet debris.<p>The …

Astronomy

As a psychiatrist I've seen how culture affects views of mental illness

Persuading one south Asian family that their mentally ill daughter was not possessed by a demon showed me NHS staff need greater cultural awareness<p>“I am already dead! I have been buried.” said a young south Asian girl on the psychiatric ward. Prior to her admission she had stopped going to school, …

Mental Health