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50 epic river journeys you must do in 2018

Ever since river cruise companies began throwing serious money at their hardware, river cruising’s star has been in the ascendant. Old hands who cruised Europe and Russia in the early Nineties speak of mediocre food, drab interiors and no “service” to speak of. The 21st century experience couldn’t …

Cruise Ships

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

President Trump will on Monday announce plans to slash the size of two US national parks, provoking fury from environmentalists, native american tribes and conservationists.<p>Leaked maps revealed proposals to shrink boundaries at Bears Ears national park from 1.3 million acres to 201,000 acres while …

Rare And Mysterious Vomiting Illness Linked To Heavy Marijuana Use

For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain.<p>"I've screamed out for death," says Queen, 48, who lives in San Diego. "I've cried out for my mom, …

Cannabis

FDA clears first EKG reader for Apple Watch

Former Google+ boss Vic Gundotra returns with FDA cleared KardiaBand<p>The FDA has cleared the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch, made by AliveCor, whose CEO is former Google+ boss Vic Gundotra. The accessory is AliveCor's KardiaBand electrocardiogram (EKG) reader, a sensor that pairs …

Trump-installed consumer agency head sets hiring freeze, halts new rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fight for control of the U.S. consumer watchdog agency intensified on Monday as Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), imposed a hiring freeze and halted any new regulations.<p>In a partisan showdown over the …

Showdown over top post at key watchdog agency

<b>(CNN) —</b> A showdown over the leadership of a major consumer fraud protection agency was underway Monday, as both President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the person tapped by its former director showed up to work.<p>Sunday night, lawyers for Leandra English, …

Richard Cordray

Charles Manson, leader of murderous '60s cult, dead at 83

<b>(CNN) —</b> Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83.<p>The diminutive and charismatic Manson orchestrated a …

Criminology

Florida woman accused of killing husband, hiding duct-taped body in closet and walling over it

A Florida woman killed her 72-year-old husband and then went to great lengths to hide his body in a closet in their home, authorities have charged.<p>Okaloosa deputies said Alfred Wozniak was shot in the left temple. His wife Barbara Wozniak, 65, was charged Friday with murder.<p>The couple lived in …

Crime

Airstrikes and artillery kill scores of civilians in Syria

Syrian ground troops have been battling to take back the last urban area held by "Islamic State" (IS). Airstrikes and artillery have reportedly …

Middle East

Nike paid the NBA $1 billion to use its uniforms, and 2 of the NBA's biggest stars are hiding the swoosh

The NBA went through a major visual overhaul this season as Nike and the league struck what Darren Rovell of ESPN said was an eight-year, $1 billion deal for the athletic shoe and apparel giant to become the official supplier of NBA uniforms.<p>We are less than one month into that new deal, and Nike …

James Harden

'Bleak' assessment of toll of destroying North Korea nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ground invasion of North Korea is the only way to locate and destroy, with complete certainty, all components of leader Kim Jong Un's nuclear weapons program, according to a Pentagon official.<p>"It is the most bleak assessment," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Senate …

North Korea
Donald Trump

Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

US government providing 200,000 meals a day to meet needs of 2m people ‘There is no urgency in the government response to this humanitarian crisis’<p>Federal officials privately admit there is a massive shortage of meals in Puerto Rico three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.<p>Officials …

Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest-ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room.<p>Trump’s comments, the officials …

Donald Trump
Finance

Mexico's view of the United States has hit a record low

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a period of goodwill during the Obama years, the views of Mexicans toward the United States are souring.<p>According to a study released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, more Mexicans view the United States unfavorably than at any other time since 2002, when Pew started …

CNN

Millionaire Welcomes 70 Irma-Displaced Foster Kids to His $30 Million Home

Foster children don’t get a lot of breaks—especially in the midst of a natural disaster. But a Florida millionaire has not only given 70 of them some …

Weather