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About Melania Trump and that $51,500 jacket she wore in Italy …

First lady Melania Trump stepped out in Sicily on Friday wearing a Dolce & Gabbana floral coat with multicolored silk flowers that retails for $51,500. No one was more excited about this than designer Stefano Gabbana, who lauded the occasion on his personal Instagram with a flurry of heart emoji. …

Fashion

Homeland secretary: People would 'never leave the house' if they knew what I knew

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Friday that the American public would "never leave the house" if they knew what he knew about terrorist threats.<p>Speaking to "Fox and Friends" hosts, Kelly noted that there were four major terror attacks in the last week, …

Terrorism

White House Backs Down on Keeping Ethics Waivers Secret

WASHINGTON — The White House unexpectedly backed down Friday in a confrontation with the government’s top ethics officer, announcing it will publicly disclose waivers that have been quietly handed out since January to let certain former lobbyists work in the Trump administration.<p>The reversal came …

Government

Hillary Clinton Threw Major Shade at President Trump

Hillary Clinton sharply criticized President Trump during her graduation speech at Wellesley College Friday, delivering a stinging rebuke to his …

Hillary Clinton

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from …

World Leaders

Jeff Sessions just added even more smoke to the Trump-Russia story

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to properly disclose his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a security clearance application, CNN reported on Wednesday night.<p>Sessions attributed the oversight to advice he received from an FBI employee who helped him fill out the form. …

World Leaders

Why Trump's prime minister shove pleased Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's body language during his visit to Brussels on Thursday was about as subtle as a politician body slamming a reporter. For America's closest allies, in town for a major meeting of NATO, the actions and words of the new US President were visibly troubling. For Vladimir …

Russia

Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Officials Say

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.<p>Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they …

Donald Trump

Trump's standing in polls has dropped: How significant is the slide?

President Trump’s standing in national polls has consistently declined since the end of last month. His approval rating now sits at the lowest point of his presidency. Here are some questions and answers about what the polls do — and don’t — tell us.<p>How significant is Trump’s slide?<p>At the end of …

Elections

Why Trump Can't Stop the Russia Investigation

In May 2016, a Russian military intelligence officer talked too much. Boasting to a colleague, he said that his organization, known as the GRU, was …

Government

Why I Only Use One Lens

After many years of experience using different lenses, I now have resorted to only using a single prime lens. I started with a 50mm, then added an …

Photography

Data Shows Millennial Women Are Dominating the Current Job Market

More than two-thirds of young women are in the workforce today, up from under 50 percent in 1975.<p>For decades, young men overshadowed young women in the job market, boasting higher education levels and grabbing the better-paying entry level jobs with more opportunities for advancement. With more …

Equality

Trump’s budget slashes his own border wall request by 80%

Trump now wants $1.6 billion in 2018, to build less than 100 miles of wall.<p>The Trump administration’s strategy for building the infamous border wall has shifted from “shock and awe” to something more like “slow and steady.”<p>Its 2018 budget, released Tuesday, contains a request for Congress to give …

Immigration

Sen. Rand Paul plans to force vote on $110 billion Saudi arms deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Rand Paul intends to force a vote in the Senate on the $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia that President Donald Trump announced during his visit there, to a Paul aide told CNN.<p>Paul is expected to introduce a measure to disapprove of the sale later this week, and he has …

Rand Paul

NFL votes to shorten regular season overtime period from 15 minutes to 10

NFL overtime is getting shorter. If there are more tie games as a result, the football-watching public is going to have to live with it.<p>Owners of the 32 NFL teams, meeting Tuesday in Chicago, voted to ratify a proposal by the rule-making competition committee to reduce overtime from 15 to 10 …

NFL

Hillary Clinton's 'email' problem was bigger than anyone realized

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's ongoing struggle to deal with the revelation that she used a private email server during her time as secretary of state dominated the conversation about her presidential candidacy, and research suggests it might have doomed her campaign, according to a new study by a …

Hillary Clinton

The Latest: Britain Raises Threat Level to Critical After Manchester Attack

■ Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday night that Britain’s threat level had been raised to critical, its highest level, suggesting that another terrorist attack may be imminent.<p>■ The bomber who carried out the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena was identified by the police on Tuesday …

Terrorism

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.<p>Trump made separate appeals to the director of …

Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates record while abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's a new U.S. export: President Donald Trump's exaggerations about his record.<p>In his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday during his first foreign trip as president, Trump claimed to have accomplished record spending on the armed forces, even though Congress has yet to pass a …

United States

Venezuela has a stockpile of 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil.<p>Venezuela's socialist …

Venezuela
TBS

Brazilians Call for President to Resign After Graft Charges

(SÃO PAULO) — Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an …

Brazil

A millionaire, a hotel maid and an arrest after the inauguration for sex abuse

He was a millionaire, in Washington to toast President Trump’s inauguration.<p>She was a maid, tasked with cleaning rooms that cost more in a few days than her monthly rent.<p>On Jan. 19, as the nation’s capital swelled with tourists and protesters, the millionaire and the maid met on the 10th floor of …

Crime

Trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it opened

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Trump Taj Mahal casino broke anti-money laundering rules 106 times in its first year and a half of operation in the early 1990s, according to the IRS in a 1998 settlement agreement.<p>It's a bit of forgotten history that's buried in federal records held by an investigative unit of the …

Corruption

Michael Flynn Will Not Comply With Congressional Subpoena

(WASHINGTON) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he …

World Leaders

Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's budget that is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid -- a move that underscores the President's resolve to significantly downsize the federal program even as Republican lawmakers are clashing over the issue in Congress.<p>The $800 …

Health Care

While You Weren't Looking, Trump Basically Killed Dodd-Frank

It was fun while it lasted.<p>WASHINGTON ― As the nation’s capital has been consumed by the frothing chaos of President Donald Trump’s administration — botched Muslim bans, sudden personnel changes and the chief executive’s erratic behavior — a steady current of traditional right-wing orthodoxy is …

21st Century

WH: Trump was 'exhausted' when he said 'Islamic extremism'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The difference between "Islamic extremism" and "Islamist extremism"? One exhausted President.<p>President Donald Trump's substitution of the slightly different terms during his highly anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday might go unnoticed by the average US listener.<p>But the …

Donald Trump

Trump arrives in Israel in search of 'the ultimate deal'

JERUSALEM — President Trump arrived in this eternal and divided city Monday in search of what he has called "the ultimate deal" — an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement that would finally end decades of failed and frustrating diplomacy.<p>Trump said the time may be right for a peace deal, citing what …

Israel