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Trump announces June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader, U.S. prisoners released

President Trump announced Thursday that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, locking in a historic, high-stakes summit aimed at curbing the rogue nation’s nuclear weapons program.<p>Trump made the announcement on Twitter just hours after welcoming home three Americans …

North Korea

Missouri governor's trial over sex scandal starts amid pressure to resign

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The trial of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens over a sex scandal began on Thursday as the Republican politician faced mounting pressure to resign.<p>Jury selection got under way in a state circuit court in St. Louis, and opening statements were expected to begin early next week in …

Corruption

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

<b>Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET</b><p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story contains a graphic description of sexual assault.</i><p>A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, setting up the comic legend for the possibility of years of imprisonment for drugging and sexually …

Justice

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 57

<b>A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 57 people, officials say.</b><p>The dead include 21 women and five children, killed when the blast hit the queue outside. A further 119 people were injured.<p>The Islamic State group (IS) said it had carried …

Extremism

Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to propose legislation decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level.<p>While Schumer, who was elected to the Senate two decades ago, has been supportive of medicinal marijuana, he has now "evolved" his thinking on recreational …

Cannabis

WWII bomb removal to force evacuation around Berlin's main station

An 800-meter area will be evacuated on Friday morning to allow authorities to defuse a 500-kilogram World War II bomb. Police said there was no …

Eight on trial for rape, murder of girl in India's Kashmir amid public anger | Reuters

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party.<p>The girl, from a …

India

This Image Of Mark Zuckerberg As Data From 'Star Trek' Works On So Many Levels

“Mark Zuckerborg,” one redditor quipped about the picture that compares the Facebook CEO to an android.<p>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg inspired a ton of memes and funny images this week during his two days of testimony before House and Senate committees.<p>But one is truly out of this world.<p>Evan, who …

Wichita officer who killed Andrew Finch in 'swatting' mistake won't be charged

The Kansas police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Wichita man at the door of his home after a hoax emergency call won't face any charges, prosecutors said Thursday.<p>Andrew Finch, 28, was killed Dec. 28 as police responded to a prank 911 call from California about a shooting and kidnapping at …

Crime

Threats, innuendo in Israeli questioning of Palestinian teen

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The family of prominent Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi on Monday released excerpts from a video in which an Israeli …

Legal pot business owners ponder the possibility of death row after Trump administration policy shift

In a move apparently designed to appease President Trump’s recent promise to execute narcotics traffickers, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week released a memo urging federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for "dealing in extremely large quantities of drugs."<p>Smarting from Sessions’ …

Cannabis

Mark Zuckerberg Finally Addressed Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Scandal

"This was a breach of trust," Zuckerberg said.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally commented on the massive, deepening data harvesting scandal his company has been embroiled in since last Friday.<p>"We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you. I've …

After landslide re-election, Russia's Putin tells West: I don't want arms race

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone towards the West on Monday after winning his biggest ever election victory, saying he had no desire for an arms race and would do everything he could to resolve differences with other countries.<p>Putin's victory, which comes at …

Russia

US gets tougher on Russia; new sanctions, accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow on Thursday of an elaborate plot to penetrate …

White House Penalizes Russians Over Election Meddling and Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed sanctions on a series of Russian organizations and individuals on Thursday in retaliation for interference in the 2016 presidential election and other “malicious cyberattacks,” its most significant action against Moscow since President Trump took office.<p>…

Russia

Saudi Crown Prince Likens Iran’s Supreme Leader to Hitler

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince has compared the supreme leader of Iran to Adolf Hitler, and said that his country would acquire a nuclear bomb “as soon as possible” if Iran developed nuclear weapons.<p>The comments by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ratcheted up the rhetoric …

South Asia

This stock could be like buying Amazon for $3.19

Facebook’s Billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned investors with his bold claim about a radical tech breakthrough.<p><b>Zuckerberg said this tech is “the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.”</b><p>And Zuckerberg is putting his money where his mouth is…he’s already invested $2.3 billion to get in early.<p>Now, I don’t …

Investing

White House vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns

The White House on Sunday vowed to help provide “rigorous firearms training” to some schoolteachers and formally endorsed a bill to tighten the federal background checks system, but it backed off President Trump’s earlier call to raise the minimum age to purchase some guns to 21 years old from 18 …

Guns

Trump says he rejected Mexico request about border wall

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he rejected a demand from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto that Trump should say that Mexico would not have to pay for a proposed U.S. border wall.<p>At a campaign rally in western Pennsylvania for a Republican …

Donald Trump

North Korea Asks for Direct Nuclear Talks, and Trump Agrees

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.<p>The White House said that Mr. Trump had …

North Korea

Trump's tariffs: How would the new trade plan work?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed proclamations Thursday imposing new tariffs on imported steel and imported aluminum as he made good on years of fiery threats to confront allies and rivals alike on trade policy.<p>Trump's plan has unsettled stock markets and scrambled political alliances, …

Globalization

Freed Russian spy reportedly sickened after mystery exposure

SALISBURY, England (AP) — A former Russian spy was critically ill after exposure to an "unknown substance," British media reported in a case that …

Jailed Russian 'sex coaches' offer to trade election info for US asylum

<b>Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) —</b> From behind bars in a sweltering immigration detention center in Bangkok, a self-styled "sex coach" who claims to have detailed insider knowledge of Russian meddling in the US election says she wants to cooperate with US investigators.<p>The catch? She says the US government …

Russia

Why 70% support isn't enough to change gun laws

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not a fortnight after it began, in the hours after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, the latest push to expand or fortify federal gun control laws seems destined for a recognizable end.<p>A series of competing bills and amendments are currently sitting in limbo on Capitol Hill as …

Republicans

LAPD officers get 25 years for sexually assaulting women while on duty

<b>LOS ANGELES --</b> Two veteran Los Angeles police officers who sexually assaulted women while on duty have each been sentenced to 25 years in …

Crime

‘Dogs are friends. Not Food’: Olympic skier accused of cultural colonialism as he adopts puppy from dog meat farm in South Korea

An American Olympic skier has sparked accusations of cultural colonialism and Western double standards after rescuing a puppy from a South Korean dog meat farm during the Pyeongchang Games.<p>Gus Kenworthy, one of America’s most famous winter athletes, posted pictures of his new pet, Beemo, on social …

Gus Kenworthy

Search For Buried Treasure Linked To Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

Last summer, 53-year-old Jeff Murphy was hiking in Yellowstone National Park when he disappeared. Park investigators found his body on June 9, where Murphy had fallen 500 feet from Turkey Pen Peak, after accidentally stepping into a chute.<p>But he wasn't on just any hike. He was looking for a …

Archaeology

American flag destroyed, replaced with 'ISIS flag' at Utah high school

An American flag at a high school in Southwest Utah was found destroyed and replaced with an ISIS flag Thursday, Fox 13 reported.<p>An unknown perpetrator had taken down the flag at Hurricane High School, which is in the Washington County School District, and replaced it with “what looked like a flag …

They shared their lives on YouTube. Then an obsessed fan came calling — with a gun.

Christopher Giles passed his hours plugged into the Internet, either gripping an Xbox controller or burning through YouTube videos. He was 23 and lived by himself in a two-story apartment complex topped with stucco in a northern Albuquerque neighborhood. It was an existence a police investigator …

Giles

California woman, 19, fatally stabbed, left for dead, ID's suspects on death bed

The 19-year-old woman who was stabbed multiple times and left for dead on a rural road in a town outside San Francisco has been credited for fighting "like a soldier" and identifying two suspects in her killing.<p>Reports of her condition when first discovered early Monday are chilling.<p>Four men who …