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Nintendo Plus Delivers a Combination of Smartphone and Handheld Game Console

The Nintendo Plus delivers a pretty cool combination of smartphone and handheld game console. Like the idea? Let’s keep going for the concept …

Anti-ISIS forces defeat militants in battle for Falluja

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi security forces rapidly closed in on key ISIS-held territories on Saturday with advances to regain control of militant controlled towns, military officials say.<p>Meanwhile, Syrian forces made progress against the militant group in the region surrounding the province of Raqqa in the …

Middle East
Boxing

Seine River peaks in Paris, top museums stay shut for days

PARIS (AP) — The Seine River peaked early Saturday around Paris, hitting its highest level in nearly 35 years — almost 4.5 meters (15 feet) above average — then began a slow descent. That drew a collective sigh of relief but authorities cautioned it could take up to 10 days for the river to return …

France

Obama Mourns Muhammad Ali: 'A Man Who Fought for Us'

President Barack Obama offered his condolences Saturday on the death of Muhammad Ali, joining millions of Americans in recalling how the fighter inspired him.<p>"Like everyone else on the planet, Michelle and I mourn his passing," Obama said in a statement. "But we’re also grateful to God for how …

Boxing

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Off-roading

35 Cool Photos of Cat Ladies We Want To Be Friends With

A long time ago, the phrase “cat lady” was used to poke fun at women who chose to be single, growing old and devoting all their care and attention on …

The Five Most Important Years for Your Financial Life

To secure your retirement, make the proper moves at a few key moments.<p>When you’re saving and investing for retirement, you can make a lot of progress …

Retirement

The week in politics

Take a look at the week in politics from May 15 through May 21.

Bernie Sanders

Bringing El Chapo to the U.S.: Secrecy, high security and swiftness

Bringing Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to American soil could take years, but once the process starts, it will probably be lightning quick and as scripted as it has been for other extradited drug lords, terrorists and fugitives.<p>It took eight years to extradite radical London cleric …

DIY smart mirrors are still irresistible, and this one has a touchscreen

Every few weeks a new homespun smart mirror pops up on Reddit. The formula is pretty staid by now: put an LCD and a Raspberry Pi behind a one-way mirror, and now you have a weather widget to look at while you brush your teeth. There are even GitHub repos to do the software work for you. And yet I …

Raspberry Pi

These 11 Google Play apps are stealing your hard-earned cash

Mobile payment services are gaining popularity, and you should be more careful than ever in choosing which apps to use.<p>Case in point: Researchers …

Apps

Watch Key And Peele Lose Their Cool While Eating Insanely Hot Wings

Key and Peele are masters of comedy. But how are their jokes after they’ve had five insanely spicy chicken wings?<p>For the answer to that question, check out the video from First We Feast, below. Sean Evans sat down with the comedic pair for an interview on everything from their new movie, <i>Keanu</i>, to …

Two Toddlers Found Tied Up Outside Texas Home, Mother of Six Arrested

A mother of six was arrested Friday after two toddlers were found chained and tied in the backyard of a Texas home late Thursday, authorities said.<p>Deputies went to the home at around 11:45 p.m. after a neighbor reported hearing a crying child, and found the toddlers tied up, one with a chain to the …

Crime

10 DIY Outdoor Swings That'll Make Warm Nights Even Better

Boho Chic

Prince’s Mythical Vault Has Reportedly Been Opened

It’s been over a week since the passing of Prince, and the wound is still too fresh. In the days since he died, his legend has only grown, with tons of celebrities and fellow musicians coming out of the woodwork to pay their respects to his genius and to tell tales of the larger than life man.<p>One …

Kasich: People are 'probably' born gay

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> John Kasich told an audience here Friday that some people are "probably" born gay after being pressed on the issue by an audience member who said he was gay.<p>San Francisco resident Kelly Bryan, 62, asked Kasich the question at a forum hosted by the Commonwealth of California …

LGBTQI

Japan doesn't want the U.S. to apologize for bombing Hiroshima. Here's why

For years, the question has lingered: Should the U.S. apologize for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?<p>The opportunity could present itself if<p>President Obamavisits the city while attending the G7 Summit in Japan next month. No sitting U.S. president has visited the city since it was largely …

Fact Check: Has President Obama 'Depleted' The Military?

President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker military force — or so Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, charge.<p><b>THE CLAIM</b>:<p>"Our military is depleted," Trump said in his foreign-policy address on Wednesday, "and we're asking our generals …

Military

Samsung cooks up crazy prototype gadgets like VR camera necklaces, helmet speakers

But we're not going to be able to buy these anytime soon. The gadgets and software come from its C-Lab that lets employees experiment.<p>This seems to be the week Samsung shows off cool gadgets we'll probably never get to buy.<p>First it demoed robots that sense emotion and voice-activated light …

Virtual Reality

Photos from Inside Jamaica's Most Violent Slums

Serbian photographer Boogie documented the poverty and violence of Kingston's neighborhoods for his book 'A Wah Do Dem.'<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France.</i><p>Serbian photographer Boogie lives in the United States, but one of his favorite places in the world is Jamaica. The island is …

Jamaica

John Kasich Confronted Over GOP’s Anti-Gay Stance During San Francisco Town Hall

SAN FRANCISCO -- GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich on Friday distanced himself from discriminatory laws passed recently by some states during a heated exchange with a man who challenged the Republican Party's stance on gay rights.<p>During a town hall-style event hosted by the Commonwealth Club of …

LGBTQI

Demonstrators storm California GOP convention to protest Trump

<b>Burlingame, California (CNN) —</b> Hundreds of demonstrators descended on the California Republican Convention Friday to protest Donald Trump ahead of his speech.<p>Protesters -- some of whom wore bandanas over their faces and carried Mexican flags -- blocked off the road in front of the Hyatt Regency …

Donald Trump

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Landscaping

Sony World Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Professional Campaign First Place. TransBrasil. Transgender people in Brazil who express their gender identities in many<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jetmir …

Photography

Rihanna - Work (Lost Kings Remix)

Remixes