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Nike's Online Sales Soar After Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign Launches

The company is not getting "absolutely killed," as President Trump declared.<p>Nike’s online sales have rocketed since the company revealed that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the face of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” ad campaign. President Donald Trump, who …

Donald Trump

Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for 'abuses of power,' urges Democrats to vote

(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration's "abuses of power" and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November's elections.<p>In an unusually blistering attack on …

University of Illinois

Amazon Prime Day hauls will be more expensive to ship this year

Here's one place the deals aren't this Amazon Prime Day: fuel pumps.<p>Energy prices have surged to the highest levels in more than three years, just as …

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.<p>Trump and his top aides were …

European Union

GOP candidate in Kansas: 'Outside of Western civilization, there is only barbarism'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Republican congressional candidate in a Kansas race Democrats are targeting in November told an audience at a party meeting this month that "outside of Western civilization there is only barbarism."<p>The comments from State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, a candidate seeking the Republican …

Planned Parenthood

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Tolerance Is Seen in His Sacramento Roots

SACRAMENTO — In the fall of 1987, a package arrived on the desk of Laurence H. Tribe, a Harvard law professor who had just lost a Supreme Court case on gay rights. It contained the legal opinions of Anthony M. Kennedy, a strait-laced, conservative Republican jurist from Sacramento who hardly seemed …

Trump: U.S. 'will not be a migrant camp ... not on my watch'

Politics News<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and top members of his administration pushed back Monday against a cavalcade of criticism from Republicans, including some prominent White House allies, of a border policy that has led to the detention of immigrant parents and their children at …

Immigration

Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific -- only to create another deadly danger

<b>(CNN) —</b> First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about.<p>Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the …

Coast Guard

In Familiar Cycle, Trump Laments Texas School Shooting and Vows Action

WASHINGTON — After 17 students and teachers were shot to death at a Florida high school in February, President Trump vowed to challenge both the National Rifle Association and his Republican allies in Congress by taking major action to improve school safety and impose new restrictions on guns.<p>In …

Donald Trump

North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called "misleading" claims that Trump's policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are …

North Korea

The Waffle House shooting hero hasn't heard from President Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Trump has yet to contact or publicly praise Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr.<p>"I haven't heard anything, but that's not to say he didn't try to contact me, or not," the 29-year-old admitted when asked by CNN's Van Jones on 'The Van Jones Show' if he had been contacted by President …

Donald Trump

McCain doesn't want Trump at funeral, friends tell White House

Trump Effect<p>WASHINGTON — People close to Sen. John McCain have told the White House that the ailing Arizona Republican does not want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral and would like Vice President Mike Pence to come instead, a source close to McCain confirmed to NBC News.<p>McCain, 81, has …

The White House

Wells Fargo will pay $480 million to settle securities fraud lawsuit

Wells Fargo will pay $480 million to put to rest claims that the bank misled shareholders about its fake-accounts scandal.<p>A class-action securities fraud lawsuit brought by investors alleged that Wells Fargo (WFC) made misstatements and omissions in its disclosures about its notorious sales …

Rudy Giuliani walks back statements about porn star hush money, Comey firing

Rudy Giuliani on Friday walked back statements about a $130,000 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels as well as President Donald Trump's …

Verizon doesn’t care about Sprint and T-Mobile merger

“We frankly don’t care,” is Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam’s response to the recently announced plan for competitors Sprint and T-Mobile to merge. His …

Tech Trends

AP-NORC Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 Americans say Trump a racist

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of Americans, including large majorities of blacks and Hispanics, think President Donald Trump is a racist. More than half think his policies have made things worse for Hispanics and Muslims, and nearly half say they've made things worse for African …

These 5 healthy habits could help you live a decade longer, study suggests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to prolong your life expectancy by more than a decade? A new study suggests that you can do just that by following these five healthy habits: never smoke, maintain a healthy body-mass index, keep up moderate to vigorous exercise, don't drink too much alcohol, and eat a healthy …

Health Care

Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to a $26 billion merger

Current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will lead the combined company, which will be called T-Mobile.<p>After multiple failed attempts, wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to an all-stock merger valed at $26 billion, the companies announced on Sunday.<p>The newly combined company, which will be …

Twin bombings in Afghanistan kill 25, including 9 reporters

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two Islamic State suicide bombers struck in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, killing 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.<p>An Agence France-Presse …

Radio Free Europe

At the White House correspondents’ dinner, the buzz was reduced to a snore — until Michelle Wolf showed up

By Paul Farhi<p>Paul Farhi<p>Media reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There were no sitcom actors. No Olympians or supermodels or Real Housewives, either. Even some of the usual high-profile media names were missing, too. And for the second consecutive year, so was the president.<p>The White House Correspondents’ …

The White House

7 Easy, Healthy Lunches You Should Cook This Week

These days, stepping out midday and buying a to-go lunch often seems easier than packing one yourself. There are dozens of quick lunch places within …

Healthy Eating

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Is Now In 22 States, And Even More People Are Getting Sick

So far, a total of 98 people in 22 states have gotten sick after eating romaine lettuce. That's an additional 14 patients and three new states — Mississippi, Tennessee, and Wisconsin — since last week.<p>While chopped romaine sold either alone or in mixed salads was originally thought to be the …

E.coli

Lawyer Who Was Said to Have Dirt on Clinton Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On

MOSCOW — The Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower in June 2016 on the premise that she would deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton has long insisted she is a private attorney, not a Kremlin operative trying to meddle in the presidential election.<p>But newly …

Russia

Golf course that called the police on black women loses business, faces call for state investigation

By Rachel Siegel<p>Rachel Siegel<p>National business reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the days after white golf course owners called the police on five African American women they said were not playing fast enough, a Pennsylvania state senator has called for an investigation into the incident and the club is …

Women of Color

This Donald Trump answer on Russian collusion is a real doozy

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday morning, President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were huddled in the Oval Office. Reporters were allowed in for a few photos and some shouted questions. Fox New Channel's John Roberts asked Trump about the recently-released House Intelligence Committee report on …

Donald Trump

Spiced Shrimp with Avocado Oil Recipe

Step 2<p>Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil and half of shrimp; sauté 4 minutes or until done. Remove from pan. …

Trump Veterans Affairs pick Ronny Jackson denies wrecking a car after new allegations emerge

Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's embattled pick for Veterans Affairs secretary, allegedly provided a "large supply" of the opioid Percocet …

Michael Cohen asserts Fifth Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, filed court papers Wednesday indicating he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination regarding his involvement in a hush money deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the President.<p>Cohen …

Stormy Daniels

France's Macron takes aim at Trump agenda in pointed speech to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Emmanuel Macron may be known in the US for his close relationship to President Donald Trump, but in his address to Congress on Wednesday, the French President took aim at several key points of Trump's agenda.<p>Speaking before US lawmakers from both the Senate and the House, Macron …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Hundreds of ex-DOJ officials now urging Congress to ‘forcefully respond’ if Trump fires Mueller

By Kristine Phillips<p>Kristine Phillips<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Hundreds of former Justice Department employees are now urging Congress to “swiftly and forcefully respond” should President Trump fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel …

U.S. Department of Justice