Jen Capaldi

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Congress faces frantic week with possible shutdown, taxes, Russia

Sexual harassment scandal and gun bills also complicate the picture.<p>Congress faces another frantic week as GOP leaders and President Donald Trump wrestle with a possible government shutdown; immigration, tax and gun policies; multiple allegations of sexual harassment against lawmakers; and the …

Sexual Harassment

Donald Trump slashes size of national parks in Utah to allow drilling

President Trump has announced plans to slash the size of two US national parks, provoking fury from environmentalists, native american tribes and conservationists.<p>Mr Trump called for the 1.3 million acre Bears Ears National Monument to be cut back to 228,784 acres split into two separate areas.<p>He …

What the Internet is Saying About the Casper Mattress

Casper is only two years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

Homeless man saw smoke coming from an apartment — then heard children scream

It was late-morning Friday when Anival Angulo rounded the corner onto East Mesquite Avenue, a quiet back street in Las Vegas, and noticed smoke rising from the squat beige apartment at the far end of the block.<p>As he got closer, he saw the dark haze billowing out of the doors. Then he heard children …

Las Vegas

Malta Arrests 10 Over Killing of Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Facing pressure from the European Union to make progress in the investigation of the car bomb killing of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta announced on Monday that 10 people had been arrested in connection with the crime.<p>The detentions were the first outward signs that the authorities, …

Corruption

Egypt: former PM Ahmed Shafik denies he was 'kidnapped' after mystery disappearance

Shafik’s family say he was taken from their home in the Emirates and deported back to Egypt, but he has appeared on TV saying he was not abducted<p>Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who returned home from the United Arab Emirates after announcing his bid for Egypt’s presidency, appeared in …

Private Plane

Irish border row thwarts May bid to clinch Brexit trade deal | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May failed to clinch a deal on Monday to open talks on post-Brexit free trade with the European Union after a tentative deal with Dublin to keep EU rules in Northern Ireland angered her allies in Belfast.<p>The British leader had sat down to lunch with …

North Africa

New Delhi hospital fires two doctors who mistakenly declared newborn dead

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> An Indian hospital has fired two doctors fired for mistakenly declaring a newborn baby boy dead.<p>The baby was born at the Max Super Speciality Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, last Thursday but pronounced dead two hours later, the boy's grandfather, Praveen Malik, told CNN.<p>His …

India

Baby boy found to be alive after Delhi hospital declared him dead

Two doctors have been sacked after parents of premature baby pronounced dead find him wriggling in body bag<p>Police in Delhi have launched an investigation after a baby that had been pronounced dead by doctors was found to be moving in a body bag as his parents prepared to deliver funeral rites.<p>Two …

India

U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem would destroy peace process, Palestinians say

JERUSALEM — Palestinian and Arab leaders have warned that moving the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could bring the Middle East peace process to a halt and potentially spark violence.<p>President Donald Trump is due to announce whether he will relocate the diplomatic outpost this week as a …

Israel

School teaching women housework and obedience forced to close in China

A school where Chinese men sent their wives to learn “women’s virtues” such as household chores and the value of “talking less and working more” has been forced to close.<p>Tutors at the institute in northern China also chastised women for wearing make-up or having career ambitions, local reports said.<p>…

Turned in by mom, teen says he's molested 50 kids, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was 3 in the morning, and a California woman was attempting to flag down a police officer; she wanted to report that her son just told her he had molested two boys.<p>The confession would go much deeper once Riverside police detained 18-year-old Joseph Boston on Saturday, authorities …

Crime

The Last Supermoon of the Year: Pictures

Burma

Trump shrinks two huge national monuments in Utah, drawing praise and protests

SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump on Monday drastically scaled back two national monuments established in Utah by his Democratic predecessors, the largest reduction of public-lands protection in U.S. history.<p>Trump's move to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by …

Forests

Nelson Mandela funeral: 'Millions misspent'

<b>South Africa's corruption watchdog has found officials misused millions of dollars during Nelson Mandela's funeral four years ago.</b><p>According to the report, 300m rand ($22m; £16m) was redirected from a development fund to help with costs.<p>It had been earmarked for things like "sanitation, the …

South Africa

School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights, Report Says

School voucher programs need (at least) three key ingredients:<p>1. Multiple schools (don't roll your eyes, city dwellers, this one's a brick wall for many rural parents).<p>2. A system that makes private schools affordable for low-income parents. Choice isn't choice if it's only the rich who get to …

Education

Trump heartily endorses Moore as GOP comes to grips with him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore a vigorous formal endorsement Monday, looking past allegations …

Donald Trump

Stickman drawing of school shooting on student's homework leads to Florida man's arrest

A Florida man is charged with making a violent written threat after school officials found a rudimentary drawing of a gunman shooting people outside a burning school on a kid's homework, authorities said.<p>The man, Robert Paul Alexander Edwards, 33, of Mexico Beach, Fla., was arrested Friday on a …

Panama City

Turkish academic to be tried for signing peace petition

Some 150 academics who signed a petition calling for peace in Turkey's Kurdish regions are now facing trial. Uraz Aydin, the editor of the leftwing …

'A gift from the sky': record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

Chou Kun-hsuan of Chinese Culture University claims phenomenon beats six-hour rainbow seen in Sheffield in 1994<p>A professor in Taiwan claims to have witnessed the longest ever visible rainbow, clocking in at nearly nine hours, and plans to submit it for a world record.<p>The rainbow lasted for eight …

World Records

Pelosi slammed by GOP for calling tax bill 'Armageddon'

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., isn’t holding back when it comes to criticizing the tax overhaul that the Senate passed early Saturday morning.<p>Approached for comment on the sweeping legislation -- worth roughly $1.4 trillion – Pelosi declared the legislation “the end of the world.”<p>She …

Democratic Party

Germany accused over 'illegal' deportation of Afghan asylum seeker

Lawyers say decision to return 26-year-old contradicts government’s own rules on removals<p>The German government has been accused of breaking its own rules on removing Afghan asylum seekers with a decision to deport a 26-year-old who fears he will be killed if returned.<p>The man, who the Guardian is …

Immigration

South Korea doubts North Korea's ability to launch nuclear ICBM

<b>(CNN) —</b> South Korea believes there is "no concrete evidence" that North Korea has mastered the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, the country's foreign minister has told CNN.<p>Kang Kyung-wha told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview taped …

North Korea

Turkey joins US allies in warning Trump not to recognize Jerusalem

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey has joined a growing chorus of key US allies in warning President Donald Trump about the perils of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, describing it as a "fatal mistake" that would spark fresh conflict in the Middle East.<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday …

Middle East

Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.<p>The nine-member court, with two liberal …

Immigration

RNC jumps back in Alabama Senate Race after Trump endorses Roy Moore

The Republican National Committee resumed supporting Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday after President Donald Trump earlier endorsed Moore, a Republican official said.<p>The RNC dropped out of a joint fundraising agreement with Moore three weeks ago as Moore was hit with multiple …

Republicans

A bold new legal defense for Trump: Presidents cannot obstruct justice

The brazen assertion Monday by one of President Trump’s lawyers that a president cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice signaled a controversial defense strategy in the wide-ranging Russia probe, as Trump’s political advisers are increasingly concerned about the legal advice he is …

Donald Trump

WH lawyer told Trump that Flynn misled FBI and Pence

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House's chief lawyer told President Donald Trump in January he believed then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the FBI and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.<p>The description of the …

Donald Trump

Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

Scientists produce indirect evidence of gaseous filaments and sheets known as Whims linking clusters of galaxies in the cosmic web<p>It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing.<p>Now astronomers have detected about …

Universe

Crystal Meth, Free Weed and Other Halloween Tricks You May Find in Your Treat Bag This Year

Do with this information what you will.<p>It happens every October. Someone you know swears a friend of a friend of a friend knew a neighbor who had a …