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Trump Hard-Line Immigration Plan Giving GOP Whiplash

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's sweeping new immigration-control plan has landed with a soft thud on Capitol Hill, where it threatens to divide Republicans.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., didn't issue a statement on it. A spokesman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said only …

Immigration

Canadian sniper crushes world record for longest confirmed kill in military history, reports say

A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than 2 miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in …

Military

Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

WASHINGTON (AP) — To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle.<p>Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth's temperatures and the world's seas …

Climate Change

Details leaked about the White House's upcoming education budget include proposals to cut science programs and student aid

According to details leaked to The Washington Post this week, the forthcoming budget calls for eliminating the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, letting the Perkins Loan program expire and ending the subsidy that pays the interest on some undergraduate loans while borrowers are in …

College & University

Mockery, anger in South Korea over USS Carl Vinson 'bluffing'

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump said he was sending "an armada" to Korean waters to potentially deal with threats from Pyongyang.<p>But its no-show has caused some South Koreans to question his leadership and strategy regarding their unpredictable neighbor in the north.<p>And as the country prepares to …

North Korea

Trump defends wealthy Cabinet picks: I want people who 'made a fortune'

President-elect Donald Trump's picks for his administration could make his Cabinet one of the wealthiest in US history— and that may have been by his own design.<p>On the third leg of his "Thank You" tour Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa, Trump defended his selection of millionaires and billionaires to …

Donald Trump

Public schools may not survive Trump's billionaire wrecking crew

His education secretary pick, Betsy DeVos, is a fierce supporter of private schools and the voucher movement. She could end education as we know it<p>Donald Trump, a self-described billionaire, wants billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos to take over the Department of Education. These two ultra-rich people …

Education

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Physics

Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie

Psst, Hollywood: Why stop with the fictional operative Marion Cotillard plays in Allied?<p>Writer <b>Steven Knight</b> has said that his new film, <i>Allied</i>, is based on a story about World War II spies that he heard third-hand from an old girlfriend. It could well have been more than an urban legend, though: …

World War II

Ford CEO Warns of 'Huge Impact' to Economy from Trump Trade Plans

Ford CEO Mark Fields warned that President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed trade plans — which include a 35 percent tariff on motor vehicles imported from Mexico — would have a “huge impact” on the entire American economy, not just the auto industry.<p>Though Fields said Ford has “had conversations with …

8 of the best hiking trails in Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado has some of the best hiking in the United States. From summiting 14,000-foot peaks to ducking down into deep canyons and …

Hiking

5 Super-Effective Kickboxing Moves You Can Do Even If You've Never Kickboxed Before

Kickboxing is a great way to sculpt muscles, burn fat, and boost your cardiovascular fitness. And it's a whole lot more fun than plugging away on the treadmill. However, many kickboxing gyms can be intimidating for beginners—and the fast pace of these workouts can leave newbies feeling lost. To …

This Type of Exercise Keeps Your Brain Healthy and Happy, Science Finds

The exercise routines of more than a million people reveal how to keep your brain healthy.<p>The days are getting shorter, the nights colder. The timing feels just about right to wrap yourself in your coziest couch blanket and get your Netflix binge on for months on end.<p>While hibernating all winter …

Exercise

The next stage: Will anti-Trump marches become a movement?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators upset over the election of Donald Trump have marched in cities around the country over the past week, and some are making plans to be in Washington for his inauguration Jan. 20. But whether marches will become a movement is an open question.<p>At this early stage, the …

Rights & Freedoms

The Latest: Trump has phone conversation with China's leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's win in the U.S. election (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>President-elect Donald Trump's office says in a release early Monday that Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jingping and thanked him for his well-wishes on Trump's election as …

Donald Trump

Top GOP senator: Trump 'doesn't know anything about' foreign policy

He called Trump a "fool" when it comes to Russia, said the billionaire businessman has "zero idea" about how to defeat the terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State or ISIL), called his views on the NATO alliance "dangerous," and said Trump "doesn't know anything" about foreign policy …

Middle East

This is what happens to your body when you stop exercising

There comes a point in almost every fitness lover's life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. Blame it on your looming work deadlines, or the stubborn needle on the scale, or even just plain old boredom.<p>That’s normal. But here’s why you shouldn’t …

Exercise

100% Renewables Increasingly Looks Possible

Research may be toppling one of the strongest objections to renewable energy: that wind and solar are not reliable enough to support the grid 24-7-365, so they need fossil and nuclear backup.<p>Scientists seem to be finding solutions to the variability and uncertainty of wind and solar that are, in …

Natural Gas

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Learning

France’s Most Dramatic Little Secret: The Amazing History of St-Pierre & Miquelon

From major booze artery during Prohibition to key World War II stronghold, this small archipelago off Newfoundland holds its French identity …

10 weight room rules everyone needs to follow

Strength training, it seems, is a subject similar to religion or politics: You need to be careful what you say and to whom you say it.<p>Gabriel Mirkin, MD, once wrote in <i>The Runner</i> magazine, "There is no proof that (lifting) will in any way improve your times." This caused a reader from New Jersey to …

Exercise

Samsung Galaxy Note7 ban spreads to more airlines

More airlines are now banning Samsung's Galaxy Note7 from flights after government-backed bans in the U.S. and Canada.<p>Carriers in Australia, Asia and …

Mobile