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At His Ranch, John McCain Shares Memories and Regrets With Friends

PHOENIX — When former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. traveled to Senator John McCain’s Arizona ranch last Sunday to spend a few hours with his ailing friend, the two reminisced about the “crazy senators” they had served with, the overseas trips they took together for decades and the friendship …

Mccain

USPS Unveils New Line Of Commemorative Prince-Inspired Postal Workers

MINNEAPOLIS—In an effort to pay tribute to the influential pop star’s legacy, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new line of commemorative …

Celebrity Style

Kim Jong-un shows human side as he expresses ‘bitter sorrow’ over bus crash

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met with Chinese survivors of a deadly coach crash and expressed “bitter sorrow”, official media said, in reports which portray him as a compassionate, thoughtful leader.<p>Kim featured on the front pages of at least one North Korean newspaper, clutching the hands …

New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.<p>Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to …

United States

Millennials love this new housing community in a forgotten stretch of California thanks to its ultrafast internet and dirt-cheap home prices

California is no paragon of affordability, particularly when it comes to housing.<p>In five California metro areas — including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego — the salary needed to qualify for a mortgage to buy a median-priced home is over $100,000 a year.<p>Homeownership in California on a …

Real Estate

A made-up word from a 22-year-old 'Simpsons' episode has finally made it into the dictionary

Merriam-Webster added the word "embiggen" to its pages on Monday, the dictionary giant announced, culminating a 22-year journey to mainstream acceptance for the word that originated on a "Simpsons" episode.<p>The dictionary defines embiggen as "to make bigger or more expansive," and notes that its …

If There's Life on Saturn's Moon Enceladus, It Might Look Like This

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has become an alien-hunting hot spot, and not just for the tinfoil hat crowd. Thought to be a barren cue ball until NASA’s …

Starman has gone dark

Starman and his space Tesla have sent their last selfie from Earth orbit, Elon Musk announced. The car and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy rocket will eventually escape Earth orbit and travel outwards through the solar system — but not in …

The 10 Best (and Two Worst) Super Bowl Halftime Performances (Watch)

Not everyone watches the Super Bowl for the football: Last year, Lady Gaga’s halftime show on Fox was viewed by 117.5 million people, which is nearly …

Music

No, that wasn't drool on his lips, Rep. Joe Kennedy says

WASHINGTON (AP) — No, that wasn't drool on the lips of Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III. He says it was ChapStick.Twitter lit up with jibes about …

Joe Kennedy

More than 50,000 American bridges are falling apart

More than 50,000 bridges across the U.S. are falling apart and endangering drivers, according to a new report.<p>NBC News found cases from Florida, Georgia, Michigan and other states where pieces of crumbling bridges broke off and fell to the roadway, sometimes hitting vehicles.<p>In Utah, driver Mike …

Urban Design

Woman who bought the Turpins' Texas home found feces everywhere

<b>Rio Vista, Texas (CNN) —</b> Nellie Baldwin has been buying rental properties for decades. In April 2011, she bought a foreclosed home in Rio Vista, Texas. She told CNN it was "nasty" and "looked like it was uninhabitable."<p>"They had smeared feces on the walls," Baldwin said, "in the living room and …

Riverside County

Donald Trump's refrigerator upgrade for Air Force One set to cost $24m

Officials sign deal with Boeing to replace two food chilling systems Plane’s fridges must be equipped to handle 3,000 meals<p>What hums, flies above 30,000ft, and costs about as much as Donald Trump’s upstate New York manor?<p>Trump’s new airplane refrigerators.<p>The Trump administration has signed a $24m …

Donald Trump

Rare Stephen King works destroyed in Maine bookstore flood

Stephen King may be the Master of Horror, but one of his fans is dealing with horror of a new kind. A Bangor, Maine, bookstore owner lost several of King's rare manuscripts and books after a burst pipe flooded his store's basement, the Bangor Daily News reports.<p>Gerald Winters, the owner of Gerald …

Stephen King

Every Show That Has Already Been Canceled in 2018

After a stellar year full of exceptional TV shows, we almost forgot that we might have to say goodbye to a few of them in 2018. Now that we've reached April, networks have already "prestige" shows like <b>One Mississippi</b>, <b>Damnation</b>, and <b>Lady Dynamite</b> the ax. So far Amazon and Netflix are the biggest …

TV

North Korean Athletes Will March With South Koreans At Pyeongchang Olympics

The details of how North Korea will participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea are still being worked out, but the two countries say their athletes will march together at the opening ceremony, under a unification flag.<p>The two countries will also form a unified women's hockey team to …

South Korea

Millennials Are Saving Early for Retirement, Thanks to the Great Recession

Millennials are prioritizing saving for retirement and increasing the amount of money they contribute from their paychecks.<p>A recent Bankrate survey …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Trump has heart disease - CNN Video

CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in on President Trump's medical exam, saying the numbers provided by Dr. Ronny Jackson prove the president has heart disease.

Sanjay Gupta

16 Most Uncanny TV Portrayals Of Actual People

Doubles all round<p>Biopics are everywhere, nowadays. We've rounded up the most eerily accurate portrayals on TV to date.

TV

O.J. Simpson Confirms Whether Or Not He's Khloe Kardashian's Real Father

A photographer from TMZ caught Juice hanging out in Las Vegas and decided to ask him if the rumors about himself and the youngest Kardashian sister …

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>UPDATE: This list, first published January 3, was updated with the news that former sheriff Joe Arpaio is entering Arizona's Senate race and state treasurer Josh Mandel is dropping out of Ohio's.</i><p>Republicans rid themselves of Roy Moore after his loss in Alabama's special election. …

Roy Moore

Here’s Tom Hardy’s Cameo In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

We’ll try to keep this relatively spoiler-free. <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> (our review here) was filled with hidden celebrity cameos for fans to suss out, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary as aliens on Canto Bight, Mark Hamill in a second role (other members of Hamill’s …

Star Wars

Black Dahlia murder solved? Shocking new details about aspiring actress Elizabeth Short's life and gruesome death

When Elizabeth Short showed up in Los Angeles during the 1940s, the small-town girl had big dreams of becoming a movie star. However, she would only achieve fame in death.<p>The 22-year-old’s naked corpse was found in a vacant lot on January 15, 1947. Short was scrubbed, cut in half and drained of …

Hollywood star John Travolta woos audiences in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Hollywood star John Travolta has wooed fans during a visit to Saudi Arabia, where authorities have said that commercial …

Saudi Arabia

Bitcoin Could Make Banks Extinct: Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes banks are going the way of the dinosaur, and bitcoin may be the meteor that brings about its …

Report details where ISIS gets its weapons

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The majority of weapons used by ISIS since 2014 originated in China, Russia and Eastern Europe, according to a new report from a Belgian research group that studied the issue.<p>Conflict Armament Research deployed a team of field investigators across ISIS frontline positions in both …

Middle East

A South Korean 'decapitation unit' aimed at taking out Kim Jong Un will be armed with drones and grenade machines guns

South Korea is planning to arm its newly-formed special forces unit known as the "decapitation unit" with suicide drones and other lethal weapons to take out North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Korea Herald.<p>The South Korean defense ministry announced on Wednesday that the decapitation …

North Korea

Jerome Crowe, the FBI agent who delivered the ransom money in the Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnapping, dies at 93

Jerome Crowe, a former L.A.-based<p>FBIagent who delivered the ransom money in theFrank Sinatra Jr.kidnapping and led a SWAT team in the bloody SLA shootout, has died after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.<p>A lifelong law enforcement officer who is credited with assembling the FBI's first SWAT …

Crime

Adult Film Star August Ames Dead at 23

Adult film star August Ames has died. The Ventura County medical examiner's office confirmed Ames' death Wednesday, <i>XBIZ</i> reported. She was 23.<p>"She was …