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South Korea's Moon heads for Trump talks to try to keep summit on track

The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, is due to hold talks in the White House with Donald Trump on Tuesday amid growing uncertainty over Trump’s planned North Korean summit in Singapore next month.<p>Trump was reported by the New York Times to have been “surprised and angered” by a statement from a …

North Korea

They Spoke Spanish in a Montana Store. Then a Border Agent Asked for Their IDs.

In the small town of Havre, Mont., the Town Pump Convenience Store is about the only shop open after midnight. It was about that time last Wednesday when two friends, Ana Suda, who was out of eggs, and Mimi Hernandez, whose daughter needed milk, walked into the store.<p>Ms. Suda does not recall what …

Immigration

Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says.<p>Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated …

Santa Fe

CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11.<p>Thursday's 54-45 vote split both parties, …

Gina Haspel

Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Elon Musk is sick of Los Angeles traffic.<p>The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at …

Elon Musk

Congressional Committee Protects Medical Marijuana From Jeff Sessions

A powerful congressional panel voted on Thursday to continue shielding medical marijuana patients and providers who comply with state laws from prosecution by the federal government.<p>While the provision has been federal law since 2014, when it was first attached to legislation that funds the U.S. …

Cannabis

Trump Tower transcripts detail quest for dirt on Hillary Clinton

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands of pages of interview transcripts with the participants of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting shed new light on how eager Donald Trump Jr. and senior members of the Trump campaign were to obtain damaging information on Hillary Clinton — and how frustrated and angry they were that …

Donald Trump

North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threw President Trump’s planned summit meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, into doubt on Wednesday, threatening to call off the landmark encounter if the United States insisted on “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”<p>The warning, made by the North’s disarmament …

North Korea

Cop chokes black man at Waffle House after taking his sister to prom

A North Carolina teen’s Prom night ended up with police choking her older brother at a Waffle House, cell phone footage posted to Facebook on May 8 show.<p>The brother, identified by The News & Observer as 22-year-old Anthony Wall, went to the Waffle House after taking his 16-year-old sister to the …

Crime

R and Python are joining forces, in the most ambitious crossover event of the year—for programmers

Hadley Wickham is the most important developer for the programming language R. Wes McKinney is among the most important developers for programming language Python. The two languages, which are free to use, are often seen as competitors in the world of data science. Wickham and McKinney don’t think …

Data Science

North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called "misleading" claims that Trump's policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are …

North Korea

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression,Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person... anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules

A coalition led by California sued the Trump administration over car emissions rules on Tuesday, escalating a revolt against a proposed rollback of fuel economy standards that threatens to split the country’s auto market.<p>In a lawsuit filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of …

Trump Administration

North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms

SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to work to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and, within the year, pursue talks with the United States to declare an official end to the Korean War, which ravaged the peninsula from 1950 to 1953.<p>At a …

North Korea

New Trump teen pregnancy approach stresses abstinence

The Trump administration has published its new plan for fighting teen pregnancy and its message to teens is clear: don’t have sex.<p>Anyone who wants federal government money to fight teen pregnancy must choose from two approaches that includes preventing teens from having sex, or persuading them to …

Teen Pregnancy

Key moments from the Supreme Court travel ban hearing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court held arguments on Wednesday over President Donald Trump's proclamation restricting travel from several majority-Muslim countries. During a lively session that lasted just over an hour, the justices asked an array of questions, some that broadly sought to explore …

Donald Trump

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

E.coli

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Apps

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Waffle House shooting: Suspect in killing of four taken into custody after manhunt

The man suspected of killing four people and wounding four others after opening fire inside a Tennessee Waffle House has been arrested following an extensive manhunt, according to police.<p>Travis Jeffrey Reinking, 29, was taken into custody on Monday afternoon, moments after a news conference in …

Crime

A van speeds across Toronto sidewalks, leaving 10 pedestrians dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said.<p>Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was in …

Toronto

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean …

North Korea

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Dockless bikes promise the future of transportation, but litter the city of Dallas

DALLAS — Colorful fixed-gear bikes litter the city’s streets here.<p>They’re in Uptown, where 20-somethings sip craft cocktails on breezy outdoor patios, and in White Rock Lake, where moms in yoga pants meet to push strollers. From the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, bikes are visible in the Trinity River …

Pizza Hut

Billy 'King of Kong' Mitchell's 'Donkey Kong' scores were a lie

It's over. Billy Mitchell (above, left), the "King of Kong," has had his long-contested <i>Donkey Kong</i> high scores stripped from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards and the organization has notified <i>Guinness World Records</i> of its decision. More than that, all of his records have been removed from the forums …

Trump, Having Denounced Amazon’s Shipping Deal, Orders Review of Postal Service

WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly issued an executive order on Thursday demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service’s finances, asserting the power of his office weeks after accusing Amazon, the online retail giant, of not paying its fair share in postage.<p>In the executive order, issued just …

Donald Trump

8 people reveal why they stopped being sexually attracted to their partners

At this point, you should know that sex isn't the only reason to be in a relationship with someone.<p>But sex <i>is</i> a big component of a relationship for many couples. Establishing sexual compatibility is vital for a healthy relationship, and if it isn't there, some couples might just call it quits.<p>It is …

Lawmakers Push Zuckerberg On Security, Diversity, Drug Sales On Facebook

Credit: AP<p><b>Updated at 3:08 p.m. ET</b><p>After five hours of testimony before a joint session of two Senate committees on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Capitol for a second straight day of grilling — this time before the House.<p>For another five hours on Wednesday, Zuckerberg took …

Social Media

Speaker Ryan to retire, leaving big election-year GOP vacuum

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a …

Republicans

John Bolton pushes out Tom Bossert as homeland security adviser

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert was pushed out of his position by the newly installed national security adviser John Bolton, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN on Tuesday.<p>White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed his departure in a …

Donald Trump