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Trump accepts Putin's denials of election meddling, prompting outrage from Congress

HELSINKI – President Donald Trump accepted denials by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow interfered with the 2016 U.S. election Monday, bringing swift condemnation from members of Congress from both parties.<p>After meeting privately with Putin for two hours in Helsinki, Trump said he held …

Donald Trump

After a President’s Shocking Death, a Suspicious Twin Reshapes a Nation

WARSAW — For six weeks, Jaroslaw Kaczynski kept up the charade.<p>By day, he appeared at political rallies, campaigning in mourning clothes as a stand-in for his twin brother, Lech, who had been running for a new term as Poland’s president before he died in a shocking plane crash over the Russian city …

Europe

6 takeaways from the Justice watchdog report on the Clinton email investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> What a mess.<p>There are no winners in Thursday's release of the 500-page Justice Department inspector general report on the FBI's actions during the 2016 election.<p>Inspector General Michael Horowitz said former FBI Director James Comey was "insubordinate," former Attorney General …

Government

Trump suggests Mueller team investigate Obama administration over Iran waiver

President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the Obama administration over a waiver it issued that would have allowed the Iranian government to briefly route money through a U.S. bank, suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller include the revelation in his current investigation.<p>“The Obama …

Donald Trump

'Right-to-try' bill passes Congress

<b>(CNN) —</b> With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.<p>The House voted 250-169 in favor of the bill, which …

FDA

Justice Department calls for inquiry after Trump demands probe into whether FBI ‘infiltrated or surveilled’ his campaign

Under pressure from President Trump, the Justice Department on Sunday asked its inspector general to assess whether political motivation tainted the FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump’s campaign — a remarkable step officials hoped might avert a larger clash between the president …

Donald Trump

‘Bigger than Watergate’: Trump joins push by allies to expose role of an FBI source

President Trump’s allies are waging an increasingly aggressive campaign to undercut the Russia investigation by exposing the role of a top-secret FBI source. The effort reached new heights Thursday as Trump alleged that an informant had improperly spied on his 2016 campaign and predicted that the …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court opens door to state-sanctioned sports betting

Bettors who wanted to gamble on sports legally have long had limited options in the United States, but that is about to change.<p>The United States …

Comey Memos Provide Intimate Look Into Trump Presidency

WASHINGTON — President Trump spoke in intimate and candid terms to the former F.B.I. director James Comey about some of the most sensitive matters before the agency, including the salacious dossier detailing Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia and the investigation into Michael T. Flynn, the president’s …

CIA Director Pompeo secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret trip to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un on behalf of the Trump administration.<p>The clandestine mission came soon after Pompeo was nominated to be President Donald Trump's next secretary of state. It was first reported by The …

North Korea

Donald Trump praises Syria strikes and declares: 'Mission accomplished'

US president thanks London and Paris for their ‘wisdom and power’ while Russia loses UN vote to condemn airstrikes<p>• Strikes on Syria: what we know so far<p>• Strikes on Syria: latest updates<p>Donald Trump hailed the strikes carried out against Syria by the US, UK and France as “perfectly executed” on …

Donald Trump

Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western …

Middle East

Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted that all was "very calm and calculated" at the White House, even as he vented Wednesday about the Russia probe, complained about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and served noticed that "nice and new and 'smart'" missiles will be coming down …

Donald Trump

Pat Riley's new book details conflicts with LeBron James

For the first time, Miami Heat president Pat Riley publicly addressed a handful of topics regarding LeBron James’ four-year tenure in South Beach and …

Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrians choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, with aid groups on Sunday blaming President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the assault and Western governments expressing outrage.<p>Rescue workers in Syria …

Middle East

Master Limited Partnerships Are Cheap

For most of the past 25 years, there was no better investment for income-seeking investors than Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). That changed with the oil price crash of 2014. Despite a recent rally in the energy sector, a deep disconnect has opened between the price of oil and the market …

The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

Hot Springs

Stocks post worst start to April since the Great Depression

The stock market's start to the second quarter was its worst since the Great Depression.<p>With the S&P 500 closing down more than 2.2 percent Monday, …

Stock Markets

Trade war escalates as China says it will impose tariffs on 128 U.S. exports, including pork and fruit

The Chinese government plans to immediately impose tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pork and certain fruits, a direct response to President Trump’s recent moves to pursue numerous trade restrictions against Beijing.<p>If U.S. goods become more expensive in China, Chinese buyers could opt to …

China

Most people probably don't know Goldman Sachs offers a savings account with excellent perks — and anyone can use it with just $1

Goldman Sachs might conjure images of men in suits making money, but now anybody can earn extra dough through the investment bank.<p>Marcus— named after the Goldman Sachs founder Marcus Goldman — allows any adult (except in Maryland, where Marcus is not yet available) to create a savings account.<p>The …

The U.S. and Russia Are Caught in a Downward Spiral

In a tit-for-tat move, Moscow expelled 60 U.S. diplomats and ordered the consulate in St. Petersburg closed.<p>Russia ordered 60 U.S. diplomats to leave the country by April 5, and said the American consulate in St. Petersburg must close by March 31. This action—the expulsion of 60 diplomats and the …

Russia

An unheard-of problem: The President can't find a lawyer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several top US law firms have left President Donald Trump with few places to turn for legal help in the Russia probe.<p>Five large law firms are passing on the opportunity to represent the President after a shakeup last week on his private defense team and as he anticipates giving possible …

Donald Trump

Nato expels seven staff from Russian mission over Skripal poisoning

Nato chief says move sends ‘clear and very strong message there is a cost to Russia’s reckless actions’<p>Nato has announced it is cutting the size of its Russian mission by a third, removing accreditation from seven Russian staff and rejecting three other pending applications.<p>The Nato secretary …

Russia

The Wise Long-Term Investing Strategies For Bull And Bear Markets

The recent stock market volatility and sharp daily drops can put investors on edge and make them question their strategies. The stock market does …

Markets Right Now: Stocks swoon again; Dow sinks 400

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):<p>4 p.m.<p>Stocks sank again, giving Wall Street its worst week in two years, as fear gripped investors that China and the U.S. were headed for a trade war.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 400 points, …

Stock Markets

Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter

Just hours after threatening a veto, President Trump said Friday afternoon that he had signed a “ridiculous” $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday, averting a government shutdown.<p>In a morning tweet, Trump said he might veto the omnibus bill because it did nothing to address …

Donald Trump

Hong Kong's Richest Woman Loses Half Her Wealth on Stock Plunge

Pollyanna Chu has lost her title as Hong Kong’s richest woman after her listed company turned into Asia’s worst performer this year.<p>Worth almost $12 …

Hong Kong

The Unusual Hobbies of 8 of the World's Most Successful Business Leaders

Ukulele anyone?<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.<p>When you’re growing your business, it’s understandable that you would want to pour all your focus into making sure it's a success.<p>But don’t forget to make some time for the things that you enjoy the …

Hobbies

Recession: When You See It, It Will Be Too Late

"There are no signs of recession. Employment growth is strong. Jobless claims are low and the stock market is up."<p>This is heard almost daily from the …