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Earthquakes rattle Hawaii’s Big Island after Kilauea shoots lava, ‘dangerous’ gas into the air

A day after the most active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii erupted, two major earthquakes rattled the island and fountains of lava gushed out of the ground in a subdivision, forcing residents to flee amid threats of fires and “extremely high levels of dangerous” sulfur dioxide gas.<p>The island …

Geology

Kim Jong Un offers rare olive branch to South Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held out a rare olive branch to the country's southern neighbor Monday, offering talks over sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month.<p>Kim struck an unusually conciliatory note in his annual New Year's Day address, declaring his …

North Korea

Storm leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in southern Philippines

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off …

Female aides fretted Franks wanted to have sex to impregnate them

The congressman was seeking a pregnancy surrogate, and aides said he approached them for the assignment.<p>Arizona Rep. Trent Franks allegedly made unwanted advances toward female staffers in his office and retaliated against one who rebuffed him, according to House GOP sources with knowledge of a …

Egypt mosque attack death toll climbs above 300

<i>If you have photos or video from the attack, you can share them with CNN via WhatsApp at +1 347 322 0415. Please do not put yourself in danger.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> The death toll in a bomb and gun attack on a Sufi mosque in northern Sinai has risen to 305, with 27 children among the dead, Egypt's state …

Extremism

Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump sarcastically responded to North Korea's insults that described him as a "destroyer" who "begged for nuclear war" during his tour of Asia.<p>In a statement lashing out at Trump on Saturday, North Korea also referred to him as a "dotard," a word meaning a very old person, and one …

White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee

<b>(CNN) —</b> White nationalists groups that rallied Saturday in Shelbyville, Tennessee, were met by a large police presence and dozens of shouting counterprotesters. Hours later, a second rally planned in nearby Murfreesboro was canceled.<p>The demonstrations, which organizers called the "White Lives …

Rights & Freedoms

Las Vegas Shooting: N.R.A. Supports New Rules on ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

LAS VEGAS — The National Rifle Association on Thursday endorsed tighter restrictions on devices that allow a rifle to fire bullets as fast as a machine gun — a rare, if small, step for a group that for years has vehemently opposed any new gun controls.<p>Twelve of the rifles the Las Vegas gunman, …

Trump sees 'miracle' Puerto Rico survival, ignores critics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Touring a small slice of Hurricane Maria's devastation, President Donald Trump congratulated Puerto Rico on Tuesday for escaping the higher death toll of "a real catastrophe like Katrina" and heaped praise on the relief efforts of his administration without mentioning …

Las Vegas shooting: Bodycam footage shows first response

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every detail of this indiscriminate mass murder seemed meticulously planned.<p>The selection of a hotel room overlooking a music festival, days before the attack. The cache of 23 weapons inside the gunman's Las Vegas suite. And thousands of rounds of ammunition -- plus an ingredient used in …

Music Festivals

Amid new sanctions, Trump calls North Korea's leader 'madman' whose regime will face new tests

NEW YORK — President Trump lashed back Friday at North Korea's leader, calling Kim Jong Un a “madman” whose regime will be “tested like never before” amid new U.S.-imposed financial sanctions.<p>The latest economic pressures announced Thursday come as the Trump administration seeks to build …

Vladimir Putin warns world faces 'global catastrophe' over North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the escalating crisis over North Korea's weapons program risks developing into a "global catastrophe" with mass casualties.<p>But Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, cautioned against "military hysteria" and said that the only way to resolve the …

An adopted 6-year-old was locked in a basement and forced to eat carrots, police say

When the Tobiassons believed their 6-year-old adopted son needed discipline, authorities said, they would put him in a small room in the basement, often in the pitch dark, with only a mattress and blanket.<p>The child, who was 5 at the time, would be locked inside in the evenings and not let out until …

Artists Are Transforming Used NYC MetroCards into Miniature Works of Art

New York City MetroCards are often disposed of immediately after use, but as artists are demonstrating, we should think twice before tossing them. In an ongoing series of exhibitions called <i>Single Fare</i>, creatives are transforming the small tickets with miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures. …

Finland stabbings: Police 'do not rule out terrorism' after knife rampage leaves two dead

Finnish authorities stepped up security around the country after a stabbing rampage left two people dead and half a dozen wounded in a western city.<p>One suspect was arrested after being shot by armed police and officers launched a search for other possible perpetrators following the attack in the …

Mother of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Says She Will Not Speak to Trump

The mother of the woman who was run down by a car during violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., said Friday that after seeing President Trump’s comments equating white supremacist protesters with those demonstrating against them, she does not wish to speak with him.<p>“I’m not talking to the …

Rights & Freedoms

Spanish probe points to wider network in attacks; American among dead

BARCELONA — Spain was seized Friday with the realization that it had incubated a large-scale terrorist plot, as authorities across Europe mounted a manhunt following the deadliest attacks to strike the country in more than a decade: two vehicle assaults in Barcelona and a Catalan coastal …

Extremism

Barack Obama Offers Support For Victims Of Barcelona Attack

"Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends," he said.<p>Former President Barack Obama tweeted in support of victims of an attack in Barcelona that left at least 13 dead and 50 injured.<p>Obama said he and Michelle Obama were thinking of the victims and their families and offered “un abrazo,” …

Charlottesville Suspect James Alex Fields Jr. Denied Bond at First Court Appearance

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Ohio man accused of killing a woman when he allegedly rammed his car into a group protesting against white nationalists rallying in Virginia was denied bail Monday in his first court appearance since the chaos in Charlottesville.<p>Dressed in a black and white prison …

Rights & Freedoms

6 Fascinating Facts About Prince You Didn't Know

Prince, the legendary recording artist, died Wednesday in Minneapolis at his Paisley Park home, according to his publicist. He was 57. Here, TIME has …

Music

6 Foods To Eat When You're Stressed AF

Step away from the chips.<p>Stress is brought on by a number of circumstances, from work deadlines to major life events. And when we’re overwhelmed, it can be very easy to cope with, say, a handful of chips or a cookie or two.<p>But here’s the thing: The foods our brain likes directs us toward when we’re …

International Women’s Day in Pictures

I Only Ate Tacos for a Week and It Made Me So Much Healthier

The taco cleanse is real and it's amazing.<p>At the beginning of 2016, the internet exploded with tweets, Instagrams, and news stories about the taco cleanse, heralding it as this year's latest and greatest diet. Obviously this sounded absurd—detox with tacos? No way that's possible. But according to …

Ariana Grande: ‘Sexuality in Art Not Invitation for Disrespect’

Ariana Grande continued a conversation about objectification on her Twitter following responses to her message about a crude experience with a fan of …

Ariana Grande

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes and fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas.<p>Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and three nights in the shape of a 270-mile triangle.<p>The result? A road trip to the northern Oregon coast, as far south as Pacific City, as far north as …

Oregon

Thief Caught With 7,500 Pounds of Stolen Mars Candy in Garage

The Willy Wonka of thieves apparently lives in Southern California. San Bernadino County sheriff's arrested a man on Thursday afternoon for allegedly stealing and attempting to sell 7,500 pounds of defective Mars candy, according to the Associated Press.<p>The sugarcoated caper began when the West …

Suicide bomber kills 10, wounds 15 in Istanbul tourist area

ISTANBUL (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul's historic district on Tuesday, killing 10 foreigners — most of them …

Subway riders drop their trousers for the annual No Pants Subway Ride

The World's Oldest Secret Society Let A Photographer Behind Its Closed Doors

This is where contemporary Freemasons conduct their secret affairs.<p>Freemasons are members of a fraternal organization that was established in America by stonemasons, based on a European model, in the 1720s. Today, there remain around six million Freemasons around the world -- an estimated 350,000 …