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Man arrested outside White House after jumping bike rack

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man jumped over a bicycle rack in front of the White House on Saturday, briefly putting the complex into an escalated security posture, two law enforcement officials told CNN.<p>The man, who never made it to the White House fence, was carrying a document he wanted to deliver to the White …

Trump’s budget is everything scientists have been fearing

The outline cuts at least $7 billion for research on climate change, diseases, and energy.<p>The top-line numbers of President Donald Trump’s budget proposal should give the nation’s scientists shivers. The administration doesn’t seem to think science should be a priority at all.<p>The blueprint released …

Trump's allies melting away on wiretapping claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's explosive allegation that Barack Obama wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the presidential campaign …

10 Things Happy People Don't Do When Life Becomes Difficult

Learn how to bounce back after life throws a knock-out punch<p>Challenging life events and difficult circumstances happen to everyone. No matter who you are or where you grew up, there will be multiple times in your life when every task feels like a struggle to complete. It's like you're swimming …

What Wilson began 100 years ago this month, Trump is ending

By Will Englund<p>Will Englund<p>Assignment editor on The Washington Post's foreign desk and a veteran Moscow correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the</i> …

Human Rights

The forgotten Trump-like terror lurking in a sci-fi classic

<i>The Dystopia Project</i> <i>is Mashable's ongoing book series reflecting on what dystopian fiction has to teach us under our new political climate. This</i> …

Science Fiction

There May Be 22 House Republicans Ready To Sink The GOP Health Care Bill

The legislation that House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump embraced to repeal and replace Obamacare was already being dogged by criticism from …

North Korean leader’s slain half brother showed no sign of puncture wounds, heart attack

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SEOUL — The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother remains a mystery, with Malaysian officials saying Tuesday that initial autopsy results show no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds.<p>In addition, no member of …

North Korea

Trump picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as new national security adviser

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump announced Monday that Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve as his next national security adviser, filling the void left last week by the sudden dismissal of Michael Flynn.<p>McMaster, the head of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, will become one of Trump's top …

Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat

In Sydney’s baking suburbs, fans have sold out – and fears about the effects of climate change are mounting<p>Nahid is resting on a bench outside a Target clothing store, her groceries beside her. A cheery, middle-aged woman with a soft Egyptian accent, she is eating a cone of bubblegum ice-cream as …

Why Do So Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades Of Denial About America’s Role In The World.

There’s been lots attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue …

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

So You Want to Read Alternate History: Here’s Where to Start

I’ve tried to focus solely on alternate history novels where the twist is entirely historical rather than dependent upon some kind of magical act, …

Historical Fiction

Superbugs, Climate Chaos Have Bill Gates and the UN Worried

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the United Nations to warn world leaders about a new series of threats shaping up as megatrends, led by global …

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty darn smart—at least, at certain tasks. AI has defeated world champions in chess, Go, and now poker. But can …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump attacks 'dishonest media' while making false claims at Florida rally

In late September 2016, Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Florida, where he railed against the media and bragged about the size of the crowd. Five months later, elected president of the United States and having arrived in Air Force One to the music of the film Air Force One, he did it …

Donald Trump

America comes in third: Trump’s foreign policy is looking more and more like “China First,” “Russia Second”

<b>(Reuters/Maxim Shipenkov/Christopher Aluka Berry/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>President Donald Trump is giving the phrase “multipolar world” an entirely new meaning<p>Michael T. Klare<p>February 18, 2017 5:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>If there’s a single consistent aspect to Donald …

Compulsive behaviour? It may make more sense than you think

Some compulsions are simply expressions of psychological needs we all feel<p>There are endless motivations for human behaviour, from the basic drives for food and sex to more complicated ones, such as compassion, envy and anger. But none of these explain behaviours that we feel irresistibly, often …

Internet turns to @Sweden after Trump appears to invent terror attack

Emma Johansson is a school librarian from Borås, Sweden, and on Saturday, she found herself fact-checking the President of the United States.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Chaos in the White House: 'There's never been anything like this'

After the fastest, most furious week yet for the Trump administration, America’s elder statesmen say they have never seen such turmoil or ineptitude<p>When press officers at the White House glance up from their desks, they are constantly reminded of their boss’s big day. On the wall, in thick dark …

Charles Darwin Would See Right Through Mike Pence

One of the first priorities of demagoguery is the fostering of ignorance. Lies require collaboration from those who are being lied to, and for a …

Mike Pence

Here's How Congress is Handling Russia Investigations

Congress<p>Drama is building on Capitol Hill over current and potential investigations into Russia's alleged interference in last year's election and the pre-inauguration contacts between President Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador.<p>At the end of a week's worth of new …

Donald Trump