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Trump is already trying to call off his attorney general’s war on marijuana

But nobody knows if Trump can be trusted.<p>President Donald Trump’s administration may be moving away from its war on marijuana.<p>In January, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era memo that effectively protected states that had legalized marijuana from federal intervention. Since …

Cannabis

Several lions dead in Uganda after likely poisoning by herdsmen

Wildlife officials have described a rising number of poisoning cases involving lions. Conservationists have warned that such poisonings could have …

Wildlife

Diamond & Silk Claim Facebook Never Contacted Them. Facebook Emails Prove Otherwise.

The flamboyant pro-Trump duo told Fox News that Facebook has not attempted to contact them about censorship claims, emails prove that the company has …

Internet

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

88,000-Year-Old Middle Finger Discovery Could Change Early Human History

As researchers continue to make new discoveries about the evolution and migration of early man, a new study gives evidence that humans may have migrated out of Africa much earlier than previously believed. Archaeologists working in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert have discovered the fossil of a human …

Anthropology

Marijuana linked to 'unbearable' sickness across US as use grows following legalisation

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every …

Cannabis

North Korea tells U.S. it is prepared to discuss denuclearization: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S. official said on Sunday.<p>U.S. and North Korean officials have held …

North Korea

Here’s the real reason so many people now believe the Earth is flat

There is now an alarmingly large number of people who really believe that the Earth is some kind of magic pancake thing floating in space.<p>A frankly …

Flat Earth

H.R. McMaster's parting shot at his dictator-loving boss

On Tuesday, H.R. McMaster — the still-uniformed Army lieutenant general who won medals for valor in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf — peaced out on his role as national security advisor to President Trump.<p>For about a year, the president had humiliated McMaster as if he were a cowering pharma …

National Security

Tesla driver uses Autopilot to 'recreate' fatal California accident - the results are terrifying

A Tesla nearly crashed while on autopilot in the same spot where a Model X was involved in a fatal accident.<p>Apple engineer Walter Huang, 38, died …

Tesla

Stocks dive as US proposes more China tariffs; Dow falls 572

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended the week the way they began it: tumbling as investors worry that tariffs and harsh words between the U.S. and China will touch off a trade war that derails the global economy. The latest drop came as the White House proposed tripling the amount of goods from China that …

Stock Markets

Trump signs proclamation directing troops to secure border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration.<p>"The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is …

Immigration

Trump invited Putin to White House during congratulatory call last month

White House confirms Trump and Putin discussed meeting Preparations not made before US expelled 60 Russian diplomats<p>The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump has raised with Vladimir Putin the possibility of a White House summit in the “not-too-distant” future.<p>The news of a White House …

Russia

Judge allows lawsuit alleging Trump took illegal foreign gifts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A federal judge said Wednesday that a lawsuit alleging gifts or payments from foreign and domestic governments made to President Donald Trump may be illegal can proceed.<p>But the ruling from Judge Peter Messitte of the US District Court of Maryland says the Maryland and District of …

Donald Trump

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

By Zen Honeycutt<p>The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit …

Glyphosate

A boy was decapitated on a waterslide. Now the ride’s ‘visionary’ creator faces a murder charge.

In the years before he opened the world’s tallest waterslide — a 17-story record-setter that towered over a Kansas amusement park — people in the industry called Jeff Henry a visionary.<p>Now, after a child was decapitated on Henry’s Verrückt ride and investigators say they found signs of rushed …

Crime

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

In 1973, there were still some independent-minded lawmakers in the Grand Old Party. Today, not so much.<p>Something changed last weekend, did it not?<p>The …

Donald Trump

Mueller pens Trump in as he slips restraints elsewhere

<b>(CNN) —</b> Robert Mueller has Donald Trump in a box.<p>So while the President's weekend attacks on the special counsel and his hiring of an aggressive ready-for-primetime lawyer Monday signaled a combative new phase in his defense, Trump was also taking some of the few practical steps at his command that …

Donald Trump

As rumors of an exodus swirl, White House pushes back

WASHINGTON (AP) — With whispers of a staffing purge permeating the West Wing, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown.<p>Chief of staff John Kelly, himself the subject of rumors that his days are numbered, assured a group of staffers …

Donald Trump

FIU bridge collapse: At least 4 killed after pedestrian bridge at Florida college collapses

A newly installed bridge touted as a feat of engineering collapsed on Florida International University's campus Thursday, killing at least four …

Stormy Daniels Offers to Return Payment to End Deal for Her Silence

The pornographic film actress who says she had an affair with President Trump offered on Monday to return $130,000 she received from Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer in 2016 for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship.<p>In exchange, the actress, Stephanie Clifford, seeks an end to her deal to …

Stormy Daniels

Trump meeting with Kim could signal major thaw in nuclear standoff

The surprise announcement came after more than a year of trading threats and insults with the North Korean leader.<p>President Donald Trump has agreed to meet directly with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, in what could be the biggest breakthrough in the tense nuclear saber-rattling that has …

North Korea

Gary Cohn Says He Will Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser

Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, said on Tuesday that he would resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration.<p>White House officials insisted that there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk just posted a sensual Instagram picture with his tunnel-boring machine

Elon Musk is known for his smart, personable approach to social media. Whether he's responding to complaints from Tesla customers, making jokes, or attacking his critics, Musk comes across as a real person on Twitter and Instagram, which is a rarity among Fortune 500 executives.<p>On Friday, Musk …

Elon Musk

Jailed Instagram model wants to trade secrets for freedom

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A Belarusian woman jailed in Thailand for offering sex lessons without a work permit says she has a story to tell involving the Kremlin, Russian billionaires and even the president of the United States.<p>Anastasia Vashukevich, whose extraordinary claims and racy selfies have …

Russia

Watch Tesla Semi prototype do a ludicrous acceleration from low speed

If you are in the Bay Area, you might be able to catch glimpses of Tesla Semi prototypes being tested on public roads.<p>We keep looking for evidence of the crazy specs that Tesla claimed at the unveiling event last year and some sightings are starting to show the truck’s insane power.<p>A new sighting …

Why Rumors of a New Plea Deal Should Terrify Trump

Rick Gates is reportedly in the final stages of a negotiation that could lead back to the campaign.<p>Even among some of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> allies, there is a sense of astonishment at the White House’s handling of <b>Robert Mueller’s</b> Russia investigation. “It’s like no one took down the Gambino family,” <b>Steve</b> …

Donald Trump