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Trump imposes major sanctions on Russian oligarchs, officials, companies

The move marks one of the administration's most aggressive actions against Russia, including sanctions against several oligarchs with ties to Vladimir Putin.<p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took one of its most aggressive actions against Russia on Friday, announcing sweeping sanctions against …

Russia

Trump to snub White House press dinner for second consecutive year | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has feuded with several media personalities and organizations, will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association annual black-tie dinner for the second straight year, the president of the group said on Friday.<p>U.S. President Donald …

Donald Trump

Trump, China escalate trade dispute as markets tumble

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to yield, President Donald Trump and China's government escalated their trade clash Friday, with Beijing vowing to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods.<p>Trump made his …

Donald Trump

The life and death of Homaro Cantu, the genius chef who wanted to change the world

How a homeless child grew up to become the most inventive chef in history. By Kieran Morris<p>Between 2004 and 2016, the most inventive food on the planet, possibly in history, came out of a small restaurant in downtown Chicago. At Moto, your first course was your menu itself, which was typically …

Green Living

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Sailing

What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For

Starting at noon on Feb. 23, the town of Arlee, Mont., evacuated. Most of its 600-odd residents drove 70 miles south through Missoula and then into the Bitterroot Valley, a river corridor full of subdivisions, trailers, exclusive private communities and ammunition stores. The crowd filtered into …

Hung Up

Masters 2018: Patrick Reed, an imperfect man, is etched in history as Masters champion

AUGUSTA, Ga. — On October 6, 1956, a New York Daily News sportswriter named Joe Trimble couldn’t begin his story on what he’d just seen. It was too much. He was stuck. His paper’s columnist, Dick Young, reached across Trimble and typed it for him: “The imperfect man pitched a perfect game.” They …

Golf

5 beautiful accent wall ideas to spruce up your home

Accent walls or also commonly known as “feature walls” are a beautiful concept for any home, provided that you accessorize to match the wall. Focal …

Interior Design

The reign of Lew Alcindor in the age of revolt

When black collegians debated boycotting the Olympics in 1968, he emerged as the most prominent face on campus<p>Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is known as one of …

Black History

They escaped Kim Jong Un. Now these young North Korean defectors just want to grow up.

Sixteen-year-olds Park Kwon and Ju Cheol Kwang gave up everything they knew to start over in Seoul.<p>SEOUL, South Korea — Five years ago, as young boys, they crossed a frozen river in the dark of winter. As they passed from North Korea into China, they didn't yet understand that they were leaving …

North Korea

The Witness: Clara Ester, the Lorraine Motel and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

MEMPHIS – It’s 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968. In a minute, on a motel balcony, America’s greatest civil rights leader and most famous advocate of non-violence will be shot to death.<p>This story is about what it was like to witness the death of Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. And about how, over …

Black History

Jeff Sessions Is Winning for Donald Trump. If Only He Can Keep His Job

When Jeff Sessions was a boy of 7 or 8, he had a dog that followed him everywhere. But one day, the dog got him in trouble. Sessions had run with the …

Donald Trump

Trump says may hold up South Korea trade deal until after deal with North Korea

RICHFIELD, Ohio (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he may hold up a trade agreement reached this week with South Korea until after a deal is reached with North Korea on denuclearization.<p>"I may hold it up until after a deal is made with North Korea," Trump said in a speech. …

North Korea

Kim's next move: Reading the Korea chess game

<b>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's surprise visit to China's President Xi Jinping has left many wondering how it will influence the next move on the global chess board of power.</b><p>The meeting marks a warming of relations between Pyongyang and its sole economic supporter, and paves the way to proposed …

North Korea

Kim Jong Un Talks Nukes On Secret Trip To China

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid an unannounced visit to neighboring China, signaling a potential thaw in seven years of tensions between the longtime allies over the North's nuclear weapons program. The visit is Kim's first trip to another country since taking power in 2011, and it follows …

North Korea

'Holy shite, what am I seeing out here?': 7 astronauts reveal what it really feels like to live in space

Seeing our planet from space is a rare treat — fewer than 540 people have ever left the Earth.<p>Seven astronauts who've blasted off from our planet with NASA came together this week for the premiere of the National Geographic series "One Strange Rock." The show, produced by Darren Aronofsky, takes an …

Space Exploration

Vladimir Putin: From accidental president to defender of Fortress Russia

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> The first time I saw Vladimir Putin face-to-face was a cold night in March 2000. He had just won his very first election and had arrived at his campaign headquarters, ready to answer questions from reporters.<p>Putin, then 47, was new to politics and he looked it: dressed informally in …

Russia

Trump pushes death penalty for some drug dealers

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump officially proposed imposing the death penalty for certain drug dealers on Monday in New Hampshire, arguing that the federal government is "wasting our time" if it isn't willing to put some traffickers to death.<p>The speech looked to balance the President's …

Donald Trump

Five takeaways from Stormy Daniels’s ‘60 Minutes’ interview

Porn star Stormy Daniels appeared Sunday on “60 Minutes” to offer her account of an affair with President Trump that she says began in 2006. Here are five big takeaways from her sit-down with Anderson Cooper.<p>She is highly aware of the reasons people might doubt her story<p>Daniels said she was not …

Donald Trump

Kraft discounts any discord in Patriots organization

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Every marriage has its ups and downs. So New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft urged everyone not to read too much into any reported discord in his organization.<p>Kraft praised Bill Belichick on Monday when asked about some of the unusual decisions the coach made in the Super …

NFL

Ulan Bator? A ship at sea? The logistical nightmare of picking a venue for Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un

In less than three months, President Trump is supposed to reset history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader. But there’s still one key omission in this momentous undertaking: where they will meet.<p>Mongolia and Sweden have offered to host the president …

North Korea

As Putin’s Opponents Flocked to London, His Spies Followed

LONDON — The Russian opposition figure Vladimir L. Ashurkov breathed a sigh of relief when he fled Moscow for London in 2014. After months of being followed by the Kremlin’s intelligence agents to meetings, culminating in a televised raid of his apartment, he finally let his guard down, …

Russia

How the last five days of Rex Tillerson’s tenure played out

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p><b>Thursday, March 8</b><p>When the biggest diplomatic move of President Trump’s administration to date was announced, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Ethiopia.<p>Tillerson had just arrived on the African continent Thursday for a multiday trip when a delegation from South …

Donald Trump

On Mount Everest, the world's highest lab is uncovering the secrets of extreme fitness

On May 23, 2007, Professor Mike Grocott and his team of climbers – eight medical researchers, two cameramen shooting a documentary and 15 Sherpas …

Mountaineering

What to Do If You're Caught in the Path of an Avalanche

You might understandably have the urge to panic, but it's of the utmost importance that you don't, <i>Mental Floss</i> notes. If you panic, your breath will …

Carbon Dioxide

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Nobel Prize

Mush! They’re Off at the Iditarod: Pictures

Anchorage

Richard Sherman’s release accelerates Seahawks’ dismantling, creates free agent intrigue

The dismantling of the Seattle Seahawks, the mini-NFL-dynasty version, continued Friday with the exit of cornerback Richard Sherman.<p>No one should be the least bit surprised, because everyone should have seen this coming. It was clear since late in the 2017 regular season that the deconstruction of …

NFL
North Korea

Bones found in South Pacific 'likely' Amelia Earhart's, researcher says

A collection of lost bones discovered on a South Pacific Ocean island "likely" belonged to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new study claims.<p>Richard Jantz, an anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, determined the bones found nearly 80 years ago "have more similarity to Earhart than …

Airplanes