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In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors’

ISTANBUL — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has cast himself as a reformer, advocating equality for women and granting them the right to drive.<p>But in the past few days, Saudi activists who called for exactly those things were arrested, accused by the authorities of undermining …

Human Rights

Houston Police Chief Says He's Sick Of Inaction On Gun Control

"I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue," he said.<p>Following another school shooting, this one leaving 10 dead and 13 injured in Texas, Houston’s police chief is calling out elected officials for their failure to protect the children they claim to …

Guns

Mother of victim says alleged Texas school shooter asked her daughter on date, was rejected

<b>Santa Fe, Texas (CNN) —</b> Sadie Baze says she keeps expecting her daughter to walk into the house, but Shana Fisher was killed Friday, one of 10 people gunned down at her high school.<p>"She's never going to walk through the front door again," Baze said.<p>Baze told CNN that the alleged shooter, Dimitrios …

Santa Fe

Starbucks faces more racism allegations after a barista wrote a slur on a Latino customer's cup

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Starbucks prepares to close its stores later this month for mandatory racial-bias training, an incident in suburban Los Angeles is showing why that training is needed.<p>A barista at a Starbucks in La Cañada Flintridge is accused of printing a racial slur on a Latino customer's drinks on …

Coffee

Trump’s team underestimates the extent of his exposure

Surely among the worst attorneys ever to represent the president of the United States, Rudolph W. Giuliani asserted that there is nothing wrong with looking for dirt on political rivals, “Even if it comes from a Russian, a German, an American, doesn’t matter.” Wrong!<p>Let’s be clear. Special counsel …

Donald Trump

In Europe, Standing Up to America Is Now Patriotic

Trump’s decision to leave the Iran deal is bigger than Iran. It’s exposing more cracks in the trans-Atlantic alliance.<p>The United States and Europe have had serious foreign-policy disputes before—notably during the Iraq war, when France and Germany split with the U.S. over the invasion. But since he …

Europe

Evidence suggests Las Vegas shooter was motivated by pro-gun conspiracy theories

Before killing 51 people, Stephen Paddock shared his pro-gun conspiracy theories with numerous witnesses.<p>On October 1, Stephen Paddock locked himself …

Las Vegas

5 Summer Travel Bags to Save You Time and Frustration

With summer oh so beautifully on the horizon, it’s time to get serious about your warm weather travel plans. Maybe you’re heading up the coast to …

Jackets

Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Elon Musk is sick of Los Angeles traffic.<p>The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at …

Elon Musk

Lemon Icebox Cake

Preparation<p>Make the lemon filling<p>Put the lemon zest in a 4-quart or larger bowl and set a medium-mesh sieve on top. In a heavy-duty 4-quart saucepan, …

Dessert

Every bishop in Chile just resigned over the child sex abuse scandal

The move comes days after Pope Francis met with bishops to discuss the crisis.<p>Thirty-four Chilean bishops have resigned together over the Catholic child sex abuse scandals.<p>The unprecedented move — which saw the entire Chilean church leadership offer to step down — came shortly after a meeting with …

Christianity

Michael Cohen Scandal Goes Supernova With Foreign Money

Wednesday, news broke about $4 million in ‘suspicious’ money, a widening FBI investigation, and an admission by Trump he repaid his fixer for paying …

Donald Trump

The Explosion Geologists Feared From Hawaii's Volcano Has Just Happened

Ash shot up in the sky higher than Everest.<p>Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano erupted explosively early Thursday, tossing boulders hundreds of feet and sending …

Kīlauea

New York Lawyer Who Ranted at Restaurant Staff for Speaking Spanish Is Now Facing a Complaint

(NEW YORK) — A lawyer who threatened to call immigration enforcement on restaurant workers who angered him by speaking Spanish has had a complaint …

Human Rights

Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's order of service revealed - English customs blended with American influence

When Meghan Markle enters St George’s Chapel to begin the last steps in her journey to join the Royal family, the state trumpeters will sound a fanfare that has accompanied its brides for generations.<p>Before long, as she says her vows to Prince Harry, that time-honoured tradition will give way to …

Royal Weddings

Bill Gates: Trump twice asked me the difference between HIV and HPV

Microsoft co-founder tells foundation meeting it was ‘kind of scary’ how much Trump knew about what Gates’ daughter looked like<p>Bill Gates, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, has claimed Donald Trump twice asked him the difference between HIV and HPV and knew a “scary” amount about …

Donald Trump

Gay ‘cure’ therapy survivor opens up about horrific experiences in conversion camp

A survivor of gay ‘cure’ therapy has opened up about her horrific experience.<p>Alex Cooper, who grew up in a Mormon family, opened up in a video for …

LGBTQI

Being Socially Isolated for Long Periods of Time Reshapes Brain Chemistry

But the pain of loneliness may have a remedy.<p>Being lonely sucks. Sure, we all need our alone time now and then, but scientists have repeatedly found …

Neuroscience

Trump Can't Afford to Admit His Failures With North Korea

The administration has no choice now but to carry on the pretense that the negotiations are proceeding favorably.<p>Think of the past few months of President Trump’s Korea policy as a drama, unfolding in multiple acts.<p>Act I: Trump impulsively agrees to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Perhaps …

North Korea

A Homeless Black Man Was Jailed After Trying to Eat at Burger King. Now, He's Suing for Almost $1 Million

Emory Ellis was just trying to buy breakfast.<p>At a Boston Burger King in November 2015, Ellis, who was homeless, attempted to pay for his morning meal …

Corruption

Hilary Duff Is Not Fond Of Her Neighbor, Calls Him Out By Name On Social Media

The singer slams her party boy neighbor for his alleged all-night weed smoking.<p>Hilary Duff has had it with her rich kid neighbor, and she’s calling …

Social Media

State to defend California law allowing life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law allowing her to take her own life in 2016.<p>Her sister and other advocates fear others won't have the same choice after a Riverside County judge threw out the law Tuesday …

Riverside County

Former policeman jailed after filming himself rape a woman

A former special constable filmed himself raping a drunken woman who thought she was having sex with another man, a court heard.<p>Ex-special constable Paul Rodgers forced himself on the victim who was so drunk she thought she was having sex with a man she wanted to be her boyfriend.<p>Afterwards the …

Filmmaking

Breaking With Trump's GOP, Koch Brothers Praise Democrats On Immigration

The Koch brothers are going rogue.<p>For years the political network funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch funded politicians on the right, laying the foundation for the libertarian causes the two support. Their support has gone almost exclusively to Republican candidates, with rare …

U.S. Politics

‘Infuriated’ Jared Kushner Lost His Cool When Russians Didn’t Deliver Hillary Dirt

Kushner claimed he had no idea why he was in that notorious Trump Tower meeting. Newly-released testimony indicates otherwise.<p>Jared Kushner became …

Donald Trump

Blumenthal: Rudy Giuliani's wrong, Trump can be indicted

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, says he thinks President Donald Trump could be indicted, despite Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani expressing otherwise.<p>"The President is not above the law, and an indictment -- if that's the course that Robert Mueller chooses to go -- I believe …

Donald Trump

Senate approves bill in bid to retain U.S. net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of keeping open-internet rules in a bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal net neutrality rules, but the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives or the White House.<p>The 52 …

Net Neutrality

Racist Man Who Threatened to Call ICE on Spanish Speakers to be Besieged by Mariachis and Tacos, Thanks to the Internet

After identifying the raving racist who threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Spanish speakers at a New York deli, the internet …

Twitter

He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.

Cosmo DiNardo declared “I am a savage no explanation needed” on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family’s farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their bodies in a 12-foot-deep pit used as a pig roaster.<p>DiNardo, 21, …

Crime

Trump defends 'animals' remark, says he'll always use it

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders.<p>Answering a …

Donald Trump