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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.<p>"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict …

Donald Trump

Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a “risk” for France.<p>Macron and Le Pen, leader of …

North Africa

Going off script, Trump bashes immigration at tax cut event

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Tossing his "boring" prepared remarks into the air, President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a fierce denunciation of the nation's immigration policies, calling for tougher border security while repeating his unsubstantiated claim that "millions" of people …

Dallas developer drops Trump's new hotel brand

A Dallas developer is dropping plans to open hotels using the Trump Organization's new Scion brand, according to a city councilman.<p>Mike Sarimsakci had planned to put the Scion brand on a hotel in Dallas and another in St. Louis. But he is walking away, partly because of objections over foreign …

Donald Trump

Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer fought to play mother and daughter in Snatched

<b>To read more on Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer’s new film Snatched, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here .</b> …

7 tax misunderstandings that could cost you

While we can never know everything, there are times when ignorance can cost you dearly -- and tax season is one of those times. Here are seven tax misunderstandings Americans should clear up immediately.<p>A pile of little papers on which are written words such as "tax return" "tax audit" "tax advice" …

Retirement

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 people in Iraq attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS killed 33 people execution-style in eastern Syria on Wednesday, according to a monitoring group.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the terror organization carried out the mass killing in the the al-Mayadin desert near the strategic city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday …

Middle East

The Truth About Fake News

When Wikipedia started to take off as a truly credible service some years ago, I believed that finally, the world was racing toward one, glorious</i> …

Fake News

Survivors of Syrian attack describe chemical bombs falling from sky

<b>(CNN) —</b> Survivors of a deadly airstrike in Syria have described chemical bombs being dropped from planes, in accounts that directly contradicted the Assad regime's version of a dawn attack that drew condemnation around the world.<p>The White House and the UK blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's …

Middle East

St. Petersburg bombing carried out by 'suicide' attacker

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Monday's deadly St. Petersburg metro attack was carried out by a suicide bomber originally from the central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan, authorities said.<p>The Russian Investigative Committee said the bomber was Akbarjon Djalilov, 22, identified earlier by Kyrgyz authorities as a …

Extremism

Trump breaks the silent treatment with Schumer: ‘Hello, Chuck’

But the president still hasn’t spoken one-on-one with his home-state senator, the highest-ranking Democrat in Washington, since taking office.<p>As President Donald Trump welcomed more than half the Senate to the White House on Tuesday night in one of his first big splashes on the Washington social …

Donald Trump

Afghan generals face charges in crackdown on military corruption

KABUL — Facing international criticism for military corruption and domestic anger over a deadly insurgent attack on a military hospital here, Afghan defense officials announced this week that 1,394 army personnel, including several generals, have been fired in connection with corruption charges in …

Afghanistan

Melania Trump easing into role of first lady

More than two months into President Donald Trump’s administration, Melania Trump is easing into her role as first lady.<p>Trump presented the secretary of state’s International Women of Courage Award to a dozen women on Wednesday at the State Department, where she shared an uplifting message for the …

Donald Trump

A 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown Next Week Appears All But Inevitable

Lawmakers from both parties are increasingly convinced that the United States Senate is on a collision course that will permanently change the dynamics of the chamber — and the United States Supreme Court.<p>There's a growing bipartisan sadness and resignation about next week's showdown over the rules …

Mitch McConnell

In historic break, Britain plunges into Brexit with hard negotiations still to come

LONDON — The end came not with a bang but a letter.<p>Over six crisp and unsentimental pages, Britain said goodbye to the European Union on Wednesday, spelling out its hopes, ­wishes, threats and demands for divorce talks that will strain ­alliances, roil ­economies and consume attention across the …

United Kingdom

Even sober Wisconsin has come down with a case of Trumpitis

As Donald Trump worked his way toward the delegate margin he needed to avoid a fight at the Republican National Convention last year, there was one last roadblock. One year ago today, the contest was by no means settled, and if one of Trump’s remaining presidential opponents — Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) …

Republicans

‘There’s not a hope alive for us’: A factory Trump targeted begins its move to Mexico

The list came up Tuesday morning, near the assembly line. Twenty-three names. Twenty-three dates. And two words everyone dreaded: <i>TENTATIVE LAYOFFS.</i><p>Rexnord, an industrial supplier in Indianapolis, was starting the two-month process of closing the factory and moving nearly 300 jobs to Monterrey, …

Donald Trump

Madcap inventor turns Iron Man with real-life flying suit

Meet the madcap inventor who wants to turn his dream of a suit for human flight from sci-fi fantasy into reality.<p>British entrepreneur Richard Browning has created a real-life Iron Man suit, by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs.<p>He has just founded Gravity, a tech start-up who have built …

Engines

Heroin Use Spikes Fivefold in U.S.

The number of people trying and abusing heroin has gone up by nearly five times in the U.S. since 2002, and white men are especially affected, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>It might be because it's more socially acceptable, they said.<p>It’s no secret that America is going through a crisis of both …

New Jersey

Health care could be behind Canada's longer life expectancy

<b>Canadians are outliving Americans, in some cases, by as much as a decade. Is public healthcare the secret to longevity?</b><p>When Erick Bauer was first diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) as an infant, his parents were told he'd be lucky to make it to his 20th birthday.<p>Now turning 32 and expecting his …

The Drug Overdose Epidemic in America’s Suburbs

A decade ago the suburbs were the safest place in America when it came to the number of drug overdoses. Now they’re the most dangerous. That’s one …

5 Myths About Egg Freezing

As former Bachelor contestants help promote a boutique egg-freezing clinic, a fertility expert clears up a few common misconceptions about the …

4 Natural 'Cures' That Are Bad for Your Health

It’s a common misconception that natural or alternative medicine treatments are safer than prescription drugs and procedures done in traditional …

Selfies, yes selfies, could help diagnose rare genetic disease

In a study that holds promise for quick diagnoses, facial recognition software determines who suffers from a condition that's typically hard to pinpoint.<p>Could diagnosing rare genetic disorders one day be as simple as snapping a picture with a smartphone? That's what a new study suggests.<p>Researchers …

Medical Conditions

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 shows Apple is behind the smartphone design trend

That’s probably okay, especially if iPhone 8 rumors turn out correct.<p>Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphone today — its high-end flagship model, designed to compete with the likes of Apple’s iPhone — at an event in New York. We’ll let you browse its features and specs at the Verge — Dieter …

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions.<p>The sweeping executive order — which the president signed with great fanfare in the Environmental …

Fossil Fuels

How much water does your food drink?

You're not the only one who gets thirsty<p><b>Note</b>: <i>This story, published in March, is being re-promoted as part of our #noredoctober campaign. Do the planet a solid and avoid red meat this month. We are.</i><p>When you eat, you use up every drop of water your food required to grow. And depending on your …

Nutrition