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Judge rejects request to force Obamacare subsidy payments

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in California denied a request to force the Trump administration to continue to make cost-sharing subsidy payments aimed at helping lower-income individuals afford health care costs under Obamacare.<p>The order is a loss for 18 states and the District of Columbia, which had …

Health Care

State Supreme Court rules teen cannot be tried by jury in Endia Martin's killing

The teen girl charged with killing 14-year-old Endia Martin in 2014 is not entitled by law to a jury trial in juvenile court, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.<p>Attorneys for the shooting suspect, who was 14 at the time of Endia’s fatal shooting, had requested that a jury decide her …

Cook County

6 bucket list adventures you can actually afford

Achieving your dreams before you metaphorically kick the bucket shouldn’t have to mean spending your kids’ inheritance in one fell swoop.Sure, a …

Puerto Rico

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would …

North Korea

Are our pets probiotic?

The science world is paying increasing attention to the microbiome, which is the system of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit our homes. We are …

Bread

Review: In ‘Cars 3,’ Lightning McQueen Faces an Existential Crisis

The conventional reviewers’ wisdom about Pixar’s “Cars” movies is that they are colorful and engaging but hardly as breathtaking as much of the other output from that animation studio. There are some who think Pixar should aim for awe-inspiring every time, because why not? Then there are crankier …

Animation

Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age

The character, created by a man who helped to invent the lie detector, is perfectly at home in a culture contending with weaponized lies.<p>“You mean—you were <i>lying</i>?” Wonder Woman asks Steve Trevor, a hero and a spy, in the new film that takes her name. The Amazon takes a moment to register his …

Comic Books

Game of Thrones trailer explained: The Great War

At the end of the sixth season of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the narrative gameboard of HBO’s hit fantasy series had been radically upended. Longtime …

TV Series

Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn't

WASHINGTON ― With President Donald Trump’s approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm …

Donald Trump

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was behind the wheel of a car that barreled through crowds of pedestrians in Times Square told police after his arrest that he had been smoking marijuana laced with the hallucinogenic drug PCP, according to a criminal complaint.<p>Richard Rojas, 26, made his first court …

Crime
Donald Trump

Besieged at home, Trump sets off for 'do-or-die' foreign trip

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump's crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success.<p>The President embarked on a journey Friday to Saudi Arabia, Israel and global summits in Italy and Belgium, after one of the …

Donald Trump
Obstruction of Justice

Google Has A Fix For One Of Android's Biggest Problems

For years, one of the biggest downsides to owning an Android device was how long it took software updates to arrive. Another was how quickly those updates dried up. Google has been working hard with Android OEMs, chipmakers, and wireless carriers to improve the situation, though, and a …

Android News

Here’s how Amazon’s Echo Show works

Amazon just unveiled a brand new Echo device — I would even call it the second generation Amazon Echo. In many ways, it works like the original Amazon Echo. But there’s a screen and a couple of nifty new features.<p>As you can see in Amazon’s own video at the top, the main feature is going to be video …

Amazon Echo

The quest to understand chronic fatigue syndrome

For the millions of people afflicted with the debilitating condition of being chronically tired, concrete answers have been in short supply.<p>It was …

Medical Research

Active ingredients in both hot peppers and cannabis calm the gut's immune system

You wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according …

Economy

Prince Philip to retire from public duties at age of 96

The ‘world’s most experienced plaque unveiler’, the Duke of Edinburgh, will stop his public engagements this summer<p>The Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public engagements in the summer at the age of 96, a decision that Buckingham Palace said had the full support of the Queen.<p>Shortly after the …

Prince Philip

House Republicans to Vote on Health Care on Thursday

House Republican leaders plan to hold a vote on their health care bill Thursday, sending the strongest signal yet that enough support has been corralled to pass it.<p>Asked whether they had the votes needed to pass the bill, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said Wednesday night, …

Health Care
Middle East

Move over Nest, U.K.’s Hive Thermostat is making its way stateside

For British residents, there is something called the Hive Active Heating package. This is a service plan backed by the British Gas parent company …

Smart Homes

H-1B Cap Reached And Green Cards Backlogged? Blame Your Smartphone

Hundreds of thousands of employment-based immigrants wait years for their green cards, while once again, in 2017, the H-1B cap for high-skilled professionals was exhausted within the first week. What is the reason for this explosive demand for high-skilled labor in the United States? Blame your …

App Store

Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests

Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from the seventh-leading cause of death to No. 3, according to estimates in a recent study.<p>Researchers and advocates say that more-precise figures are important as they …

Diabetes

Evidence Suggests Early Exposure to Antibiotics Might Lead to Long-Term Behavioural Changes

The mice showed increased anxiety and aggression.<p>Researchers have found that giving low doses of a common antibiotic to pregnant mice and their …

Microbiology
Middle East