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Trump administration defends how it described ship movements amid North Korean tensions

By Missy Ryan<p>, Reporter<p>Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>John Wagner<p>, Reporter<p>Trump administration officials on Wednesday denied misleading the public about the location of an aircraft carrier and whether it was redeployed as a show of strength against North Korea.<p>The whereabouts of the USS Carl Vinson, …

North Korea

U.S. Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on ISIS Target in Afghanistan

U.S. forces dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in a strike against ISIS in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, according to Pentagon officials, reportedly killing 36 militants.<p>The U.S. dropped a GBU-43 bomb, nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," on ISIS fighters and tunnels and caves used …

Apple denies that millions of iCloud accounts have been hacked

Apple is denying reports that hackers have gained access to up to 559 million customer accounts, and are extorting the company by promising to remotely wipe devices of their data.<p>Hackers identifying themselves as the “Turkish Crime Family” this week demanded $75,000 in cryptocurrencies Bitcoin or …

France shooting: Student arrested after Grasse school attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 17-year-old student has been arrested after a shooting at a high school in Grasse, in southeastern France, authorities said Thursday.<p>The principal and three students were physically injured in the shooting, according to Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. Several others were taken …

High School

Moonlight, Not La La Land, Wins Best Picture at Oscars: Pictures

Trump inauguration singer asks to 'enlighten' him on transgender rights

(Reuters) - A teenaged singer with a transgender sister, best known for performing the U.S. national anthem at President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner have both asked to discuss the issue with him.<p>Jackie Evancho, 16, requested the meeting in a Twitter …

Apple’s new campus ‘Apple Park’ will open in April

This grand opening has been years in the making. Apple’s new campus now has a name and an opening date. It’ll be called Apple Park and the first employees will move in April 2017.<p>As 12,000 Apple employees are going to work there, the move isn’t going to be an easy task. It’s going to take roughly …

Apple Park

Trump Says He Has Been Treated Very Unfairly by People Who Wrote Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Hinting darkly that "there's something going on," Donald J. Trump complained on Friday that he has been treated "very unfairly" by the people who wrote the United States Constitution.<p>"If the Constitution prevented me from doing one or two things, I'd chalk that up …

Tornado smashes New Orleans neighborhood

<b>(CNN) —</b> A powerful tornado touched down Tuesday in the New Orleans East neighborhood, flipping cars, smashing homes and injuring several dozen people, some seriously.<p>The severe weather spanned a wide swath of southeastern Louisiana.<p>Gov. John Bel Edwards said seven confirmed tornadoes were recorded …

Weather

127 tech firms team up against Trump's immigration ban (updated)

As expected, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Apple and 93 other tech firms have filed an amicus brief in support of lawsuits against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven countries. "The Executive Order abandons these principals [of tolerance, equality and openness]," the …

‘It’s gonna continue big league’: Strong jobs report spurs stocks, has Trump claiming credit

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>The momentum in the U.S. labor market swelled in January, government data released Friday showed, spurring U.S. stock markets toward the historic highs reached last week.<p>The blue-chip Dow Industrial Average gained nearly 1 percent on Friday, breaching the 20,000 mark for the …

EU announces deal to end all wireless roaming charges starting June 2017

The European Union took a big step toward creating a Digital Single Market today with the announcement of a deal that would end roaming charges for mobile consumers across the continent.<p>The plan had originally been announced two years ago when the European Commission unveiled an ambitious plan to …

Telecoms

Starbucks Says It Will Hire 10,000 Refugees Worldwide In Next 5 Years

Leaders of several American companies have announced plans to hire, house or otherwise support people affected by President Trump's sweeping freeze on people seeking asylum in the U.S. or traveling from seven largely Muslim countries.<p>NPR's Carrie Johnson breaks down the president's executive order …

Immigration

Apple Formally Announced as 'Partnership on AI' Founding Member

Apple has formally joined the Partnership on AI as a founding member, confirming an earlier report, the organization announced today.<p>Apple has joined the Partnership on AI as a founding member. The company has been involved and collaborating with the Partnership since before it was first announced …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump signs directive to start border wall with Mexico, ramp up immigration enforcement

By David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump on Wednesday began putting in place his plan to ratchet up immigration enforcement, following through on major campaign pledges by signing executive actions to build a border wall with Mexico and cut off funds to cities that do not report undocumented …

Immigration

Here's where to download those amazing Leia signs at Women's March

Signs portraying<p>PrincessGeneral Leia Organa, portrayed by the legendary, recently departed Carrie Fisher, popped up at Women's Marches around the …

One in five students regret their choice of university, new study shows

More than a fifth of students enrolled at university would have chosen differently if they had been given a second chance, a new study has revealed.<p>According to a new survey published today by the website The Student Room, 20 percent of students would have picked differently having sampled their …

Research

Donald Trump is getting a second Twitter account Friday: @POTUS

@POTUS, the official Twitter account reserved for the sitting president, will change hands from Barack Obama’s team to Trump’s administration.<p>Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, and he’ll immediately inherit loads of power and responsibility. Oh, …

How Yahoo came up with its new name — Altaba

Yahoo was already a shell of its former self. Now part of the company is getting an obscure new name: Altaba.<p>When Verizon agreed to buy the company for $4.8 billion in July 2016, it planned to purchase just Yahoo's core Internet businesses, which include its email service, sports verticals and …

Supreme Court likely to boost public schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities

Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen the rights of the nation's 6.7 million children with disabilities, perhaps by requiring public schools to offer a special education program that will ensure they can make significant progress.<p>The case of a Colorado boy with …

Disability

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits off Northern California coast

A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Thursday morning.<p>The quake occurred under the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles west of Ferndale, near the Oregon border, about 6:50 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no reports of injuries or damage.<p>The quake's …

Natural Disasters

Obama issues warning to Trump on Russia

<b>Berlin (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama, returning to Berlin Thursday, intended to reassure his most stalwart global ally, Chancellor Angela Merkel, about her prospects under Donald Trump.<p>Instead, Obama found himself warning of an impending shift in the global order, one he advised could lead to a …

Two Women in Custody After Topless Protest at Donald Trump’s Polling Place

Two bare-chested women stormed the midtown New York City polling place where Donald Trump cast his vote on Tuesday, in protest of the Republican …

Samsung's Galaxy S8 with rumored AI button might be delayed until April

Samsung could be betting heavily on its as-yet-unseen AI assistant to sell the next generation of Galaxy smartphones. According to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the company is considering adding a dedicated button for the service to next year’s Galaxy S8. "The latest internal prototypes of …

The Girl From The Haunting 'Daisy' Ad Is Back, This Time To Warn Against Donald Trump

It's not the first Clinton ad to warn about Trump's nonchalance toward nuclear weapons.<p>Few political ads are more iconic than the “Daisy” ad of 1964. Yet, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has put together its second spot reminiscent of that ad, this time featuring the girl …