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Flynn backed for-profit nuclear scheme inside Trump transition

The Trump adviser pushed a 'Marshall Plan' for Middle East nuclear power after he was hired by its private sponsors.<p>As a top official on President Donald Trump’s transition team, former Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn actively promoted a private-sector scheme to build dozens of nuclear reactors across …

GOP lawmaker pushes gun silencer bill

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) is renewing his controversial push to make it easier to buy gun silencers, a debate that had been postponed following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) in June.<p>Duncan included the silencer provision in a broader bill, the “Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational …

Seattle's mayor to resign following multiple allegations of sex abuse

Seattle's mayor announced his resignation Tuesday following allegations of sexual abuse dating back decades, with the most recent accusation coming from a cousin. Five men in all have accused the mayor of wrongdoing.<p>In a statement, Mayor Ed Murray said that "while the allegations against me are not …

Trump Says Debt Ceiling Is 'Not Necessary.' Is He Right?

The debt ceiling's days as a recurring sticking point for politicians, and a recurring worry for government employees, could be numbered, according to President Trump.<p>He told reporters on Thursday that "there are a lot of good reasons" to get rid of it, and The Washington Post reported Thursday on …

Hicks named permanent White House communications director

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hope Hicks, who was named interim White House communications director in August, will now hold the job on a permanent basis, a White House spokesperson told CNN Tuesday.<p>Hicks, a longtime aide to President Donald Trump who was one of the first staffers to join Trump's 2016 …

Clinton's really not running again -- and her book is proof

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton says she isn't running for office ever again, and her latest memoir is nearly 500 pages of proof.<p>"I am done with being a candidate," she affirmed in an interview about the book that aired on CBS Sunday Morning.<p>In Clinton's memoir, her third, she blasts other Democrats and …

Kaine hits the trail again, battling 2016 ghosts on his way

'There is nothing this guy has done that should surprise a person in this country,' the 2016 VP candidate says of Donald Trump.<p>An aide to Tim Kaine enters a diner in Charlottesville and informs the host that the Virginia senator is about to walk in. The host smiles and cracks a joke: “You mean the …

Anger in Singapore as first female president is elected without a vote

Halimah Yacob did not have to face an election after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility criteria<p>An establishment stalwart has been named Singapore’s first female president but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was …

Spain's court deals new blow to Catalan independence vote

MADRID (AP) — Spanish media are reporting that the country's top court has preventively suspended the law that was meant to become Catalonia's …

Magazine Publisher Ordered To Pay Rebel Wilson $4.5 Million In Damages After Defamation Loss

The extent of the defamation was "unprecedented" in Australia, the judge said.<p>In the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning justice John Dixon ordered Bauer Media to pay Wilson $4.5 million.<p>Wilson, who wasn't in court, has vowed to donate the damages to charity.<p>She could have had "lead roles" in …

Celebrity-packed telethon raises funds for hurricane victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jay Leno's 90-year-old uncle is still trapped in the seventh floor of a Florida apartment building.<p>He has enough food and his phone works, but there's no electricity and the temperatures continue to hover in the high 80s and 90s.<p>"You know how hot it gets," Leno told CNN backstage at the …

Extreme Weather

Australia kicks off postal vote to decide on legalizing same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Tuesday launched a postal vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support.<p>The non-compulsory ballot, which runs until the end of October, will determine whether Australia becomes the 25th …

Same-sex Marriage

The U.S. Thought It Was Rid Of Hookworm. Wrong

The U.S. thought it wiped out hookworm decades ago. But a new study shows that it never truly went away.<p>Hookworm thrives in regions of extreme poverty with poor sanitation and affects some 740 million people worldwide. Developing nations with warm, moist climates, in regions like South America, …

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark case led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to a host of federal benefits that until then only married heterosexuals had enjoyed, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 88.<p>Her …

Jamie Dimon Beats Up on Bitcoin, Says it’s ‘A Fraud’

The CEO of J.P. Morgan, Jamie Dimon, just might be bitcoin’s biggest hater. On Tuesday, Dimon was at it again, unleashing a tirade about what he sees …

Cryptocurrency

AT&T expands free HBO to both its unlimited wireless plans

AT&T announced this morning it’s adding free HBO to all customers on its unlimited wireless plans, including both Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice. The carrier in April had offered free HBO only to those on Unlimited Plus – its premium tier – but today’s move brings the network to the Unlimited …

Telecoms

Copenhagen: Police close part of airport over 'odd size luggage'

Danish police have reopened one of the main terminals at Copenhagen airport, after it was evacuated earlier in the morning. Would-be passengers have …

Philippines MPs vote to slash budget of agency investigating drug war to £15

The Commission of Human Rights has condemned thousands of police killings and has been criticised strongly by President Rodrigo Duterte<p>Philippine legislators allied with President Rodrigo Duterte have voted to allocate just 1,000 pesos (£15) from next year’s budget to the Commission of Human …

Human Rights

Attorney: Girl in Slender Man case had 'broken mind'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl who told investigators she helped stab a classmate was convinced the crime would protect her and her family …

German police in widespread raids on 'visa marriages'

Authorities have said that they know of at least 70 cases stemming from the same criminal gang. Nigerian men are suspected of paying for fake …

Love Stories

There's Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley

The bad new politics of big tech.

Europe leaders answer anger over Irma response in Caribbean

MARIGOT, St. Martin (AP) — Wrapping up a sweeping visit to the destroyed island of St. Martin, France's president responded to anger that his …

N. Korean workers in Russia fear sanctions will send them home

<b>Vladivostok, Russia (CNN) —</b> In Russia's far-east, thousands of North Korean workers are given a glimpse of a world outside the tight controls of their own government's propaganda.<p>But that small window may be about to close after the United Nations passed sweeping new sanctions Monday designed to …