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Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, facing an onslaught of bipartisan fury over his glowing remarks about Vladimir Putin, said more than 24 hours afterward that he had misspoken during his news conference with the autocratic Russian leader.<p>In one of the only times of his presidency he's …

Donald Trump

Texas fisherman reels in 14-foot hammerhead shark, calls it 'catch of multiple lifetimes'

A fisherman in Texas hooked a massive hammerhead shark on Saturday, describing the catch as one he "only dreamed about" and the "shark catch of multiple lifetimes."<p>Poco Cedillo posted on the South Texas Fishing Association Facebook page that he was on the Padre Island National Seashore when he made …

Fishing

Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dies while swimming

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery died while going for a swim on Sunday morning, according to a report.<p>The Hamilton Spectator reported Sunday that a man …

Ice Hockey

France beats Croatia to win World Cup for the second time

MOSCOW – France powered its way to the second World Cup title in its history on Sunday, storming past Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium in a dominant 4-2 triumph.<p>An early own goal from Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic – the first ever in a World Cup final – set France on its way, with Antoine Griezmann, Paul …

Soccer

Former Hearthstone lead Ben Brode reveals his new studio: Second Dinner

What’s better than a dinner? Second dinner, of course. And Ben Brode is naming his new independent studio just that: Second Dinner.<p>Ben Brode was the head of Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone, the digital card game king that launched in 2014. It is available on PC, Android, and iOS. But Brode …

Activision Blizzard

Giant Trump Baby Balloon Takes Flight at British Parliament

In its centuries of history, its unlikely the British parliament has ever seen anything quite like this—the controversial blimp shaped like Donald …

Donald Trump

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical …

Physics

Robin Williams remembered in latest HBO doc on comics 'gone too soon'

<i>Programming note: Catch season 2 of the critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series "History of Comedy</i><i>," Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> The intimate bond that comedians forge with an audience makes their loss feel more intimate and personal. What remains somewhat mysterious -- and at times …

Comedy

Brett Kavanaugh: Who is he? Bio, facts, background and political views

President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he would nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.<p>A longtime foe of former President Bill Clinton and a former aide to President George W. Bush, Kavanaugh is favored by many …

Brett Kavanaugh

England dominates Sweden to reach World Cup semifinals

MOSCOW — David Beckham will never know what it is like to play in a World Cup semifinal. Nor will Michael Owen, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney or any number of other former members of the England soccer team with worldwide profiles.<p>In the 28 years since England last reached the final …

Soccer

Colombian captain blasts American World Cup referee for shamefully favoring England

MOSCOW — American referee Mark Geiger has been accused by Colombia captain Radamel Falcao of shamefully favoring England during the ferocious round of 16 World Cup clash between the teams Tuesday night.<p>Geiger oversaw a bitterly contested match and doled out eight yellow cards, while also calling 36 …

Soccer

Trapped Thai team gets diving lessons as rescuers weigh extraction

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Rescue teams in northern Thailand were giving crash courses in swimming and diving on Wednesday as part of complex preparations to extract a young soccer team trapped in a cave, and hoping for a swift end to their harrowing 11-day ordeal.<p>Divers, medics, counselors …

Chiang Rai

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft just got closer to dwarf planet Ceres than ever before, and here’s what it looks like

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is one that we don’t hear from very often these days, mainly because it spent seven years on its way to dwarf planet Ceres and …

Astronomy

This Private Airline Club Promises Ridiculously Cheap First Class Flights

A new service is preparing to launch flights next year, with one-way tickets available starting at $280.<p>When AURA launches next year, it hopes to …

Air Travel

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Update Adds Hero Starfighters; Full Patch Notes Released

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is getting several updates this year. EA unveiled a roadmap that details when players can start seeing content drops. The first update is free and out now. It launches a new Hero Starfighter mode and patches Hero gameplay, map layouts, and a few other quality-of-life …

Star Wars Battlefront

Many asteroids might be remnants of five destroyed worlds, scientists say

In the beginning, the solar system was little more than a cloud of dust and gas. Then cold temperatures caused the center of the cloud to collapse, forming the sun. The newborn star lit up with nuclear fusion, sending light and heat out into the spinning circumstellar disk. Soon that material …

Universe

Chernobyl's Radioactive 'Wildlife Preserve' Spawns Growing Wolf Population

Gray wolves from the radioactive forbidden zone around the nuclear disaster site of Chernobyl are now roaming out into the rest of the world, raising …

Wildlife

WATCH: Russia Stuns Spain Into Penalty Kicks to Reach World Cup Quarterfinals

Instead of the end of the World Cup host's run, Sunday marked the biggest surprise we've seen yet in Russia.<p>Russia defeated Spain 4-3 in penalty …

Soccer

Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?"<p>In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of children …

Immigration

Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles

For over 50 years, Disneyland and its sister parks have been a showcase for increasingly technically proficient versions of its “animatronic” characters. First pneumatic and hydraulic, and more recently fully electronic, these figures create a feeling of life and emotion inside rides and …

Robotics

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy

Google Duplex really works and testing begins this summer

This is what it’s like to take a restaurant reservation from an AI<p>In a restaurant in Mountain View, California yesterday, Google gave several small groups of journalists a chance to demo Duplex. If you don’t recall, Duplex is the AI system designed to make human-sounding voice calls on your behalf …

duplex

WATCH: South Korea Stuns Germany, Eliminates Champions From World Cup

Germany's World Cup title defense didn't even make it out of the group stage.<p>Needing a win to stay alive, and only a goal away from advancement …

Soccer

The Do’s and Don’ts of Throwing the Best Dinner Party Ever

If you’re looking for dinner party advice, the last person you’d think to ask would be a teenager. Unless it’s Flynn McGarry: The celebrated …

Manhattan

WATCH: Kane Hat Trick, Stones, Lingard Pace England's Rout of Panama

England had no problem at all securing its place in the World Cup's knockout stage.<p>The Three Lions left it late vs. Tunisia to claim all three points …

Soccer

In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

<b>Updated at 5:32 p.m. ET</b><p>In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that police must obtain a search warrant to access an individual's cellphone location information. The 5-4 decision imposes new limits on law enforcement's ability to get at the increasing amount of data that private …

Privacy

Did Scientists Just Find a Missing Piece of the Universe?

It would be silly to think we completely understand our universe, given how small the Earth is compared to the vastness of the cosmos. But from here …

Universe

Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals Without Infecting Them

In 2018, everything is a metaphor.<p>A tapeworm is essentially a very long, parasitic towel with a grappling hook for a head. It attaches itself to the internal organs of its host with its fiendish head spines, and it absorbs nutrients through its tagliatelle-shaped body. Once fastened, it does very …

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