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Madonna 'Overjoyed' After Adopting Twin Girls from Malawi

Pop star Madonna has adopted twin girls from Malawi, announcing on social media she was "overjoyed" to bring them into her family.<p>The singer, 58, was granted permission by Malawi's High Court this week to adopt the twin girls.<p>She posted a photo on Instagram of herself walking along a rural path …

The Super Bowl halftime show drones weren't flying live

Due to FAA regulations<p>Drones were a big part of this year’s Super Bowl halftime show for the first time ever. Hundreds of the devices helped this year’s performer, Lady Gaga, kick her show off, presenting a colorful, swirling backdrop as she stood on the roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium. But as Gaga …

Mexico digs in and Trump lashes back as border wall standoff deepens

MEXICO CITY — Amid one of the worst crises in U.S.-Mexico relations in years, President Trump and President Enrique Peña Nieto sought to ratchet down the tension, speaking for an hour over the phone Friday morning and agreeing, at least according to the Mexican side, not to discuss publicly the …

Donald Trump

China's Launching Drones to Fight Back Against Earthquakes

The 1556 earthquake that killed an estimated 830,000 people in the Shaanxi Province is but the deadliest example of China’s long history with the …

Drenched: How L.A. went from bone-dry to 216% of normal rainfall in four months

According to the latest maps, Southern California is still in a drought.<p>But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted — at least for now.<p>Sunday's huge storm — which dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in some areas — is part of a wetter trend that …

Weather

Extradited 'El Chapo' Guzman arrives in US; hearing set for Friday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a legend in Mexico through his dramatic prison escapes and years of staying just ahead of the law, arrived late Thursday in New York after his extradition to the United States.<p>Guzman will appear Friday in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, where he will …

Mexico

Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills himself

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in this northern Mexico city Wednesday, hitting a teacher …

'Affluenza' teen's dad convicted of pretending to be officer

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The father of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been found guilty of …

Seven penguins drown in latest deadly incident at Calgary zoo

A Canadian zoo has launched an investigation into the deaths of seven penguins at the facility, which are believed to have drowned in a state of panic.<p>“It was obviously something we did not expect to find,” said Jamie Dorgan, the director of animal care for the Calgary Zoo. “It’s a very odd …

Gorillas

Warehouse fire: What we know about the victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of 4-year-old twin girls. A sales associate at Urban Outfitters. A woman who battled gender dysphoria for years. A 17-year-old member of the Pacific Boychoir.<p>These are among the 36 people who lost their lives last Friday in a fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse where an …

Man who destroyed Trump's star is 'proud' of his work

The man who destroyed Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is “happy” and “proud” about what he did, he said Thursday.<p>Purporting to be a construction worker Wednesday morning, Jamie Otis hacked away at Trump’s star with a sledgehammer and a pickax, destroying the real estate mogul's name …

Donald Trump

Hurricane Matthew: Evacuations begin as deadly storm nears

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Hurricane Matthew sets its sights on the US, more than 2 million people have already been urged to flee their homes, with more evacuations likely as the deadly storm makes its way past the Bahamas.<p>State officials in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia cautioned residents not to hunker …

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'The Situation ... Is Truly Catastrophic'; Hurricane Matthew Slams Into Haiti

<b>Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET with further states of emergency in the U.S.</b><p>Hurricane Matthew crashed into southwestern Haiti as a Category 4 storm Tuesday morning, dumping rain and scouring the land with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour.<p>It is the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in …

Victim of New Jersey train crash named as 34-year-old mother killed while standing on platform

• <b>Young mother killed in train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey</b>• <b><br>Two people in critical condition, 12 others in serious condition</b>• <b><br>108 people injured, all now evacuated from the station</b>• <b><br>Train crashes into platform, becomes airborne on impact</b>• <b><br>Witnesses say train did not slow down as it reached station</b>• <b><br>Train</b> …

Google's AI translation system is approaching human-level accuracy

But there’s still significant work to be done<p>Google is one of the leading providers of artificial intelligence-assisted language translation, and the company now says a new technique for doing so is vastly improving the results. The company’s AI team calls it the Google Neural Machine Translation …