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Texas man who allegedly had weapons stockpile in Boston-area hotel says he was on a classified mission

A Texas man who was arrested Sunday after police said they found a weapons stockpile that included an AK-47, AR-15 and bump stock in his hotel room told investigators that he was on a classified government mission, The Lowell Sun reported.<p>Francho S. Bradley, 59, and Adrianne D. Jennings, 40, were …

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘open’ to testifying to Congress, fixes will cost ‘many millions’ and he ‘feels really bad’

In a wide-ranging interview, the Facebook CEO admitted that the social networking giant may have made mistakes in opening up its network so much a decade ago.<p>While not definitively saying yes, Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “open” to testifying before members of Congress regarding Facebook’s recent …

Cambridge Analytica

Trump hails ‘incredible’ response in ‘lovely’ trip to storm-torn Puerto Rico

President Trump arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the territory struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria, which has left nearly all the island without power and most residents without ­water nearly two weeks later.<p>But Trump's focus was on the "unbelievable" and "incredible" job that his …

Caribbean

Meticulous Planning by Las Vegas Gunman Before He Opened Fire

LAS VEGAS — <i>Read the latest on the Las Vegas shooting with Wednesday’s live updates.</i><p>Before he mowed down concertgoers from a perch high in a hotel tower, Stephen C. Paddock created a ring of surveillance around him, with video cameras in his suite and in the hallway, law enforcement officials said …

Las Vegas

Trump warned: send help or risk making Puerto Rico crisis 'your Katrina'

President to visit Puerto Rico next week to see Hurricane Maria damage Trump tweets about island’s ‘massive debt’ despite growing crisis<p>Donald Trump will visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday, to see some of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on the lives of 3.5 million Americans. As the president …

Caribbean

Senate GOP effort to unwind the ACA collapses Monday

The latest Republican effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act collapsed Monday as a third GOP senator announced her opposition and left the proposal short of the votes needed to pass.<p>While one top Republican senator held out the possibility that the Senate might still vote on the bill, others …

Health Care

Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in total blackout as storm batters island

Caribbean storm heading to Dominican Republic after punishing 155mph winds and life-threatening floods knocked out the US territory’s electricity<p>If you’ve been affected by the storm you can share your story here<p>Puerto Rico is without electricity, officials have said, after Hurricane Maria’s strong …

Rainfall

In U.N. speech, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea' and calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man'

NEW YORK — President Trump warned the United Nations in a speech Tuesday that the world faces “great peril” from rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, and called on fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight to defeat what he called …

North Korea

The volcanic temper of Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Donald Trump's preferred candidate lost the Alabama special election runoff on Tuesday night, the president was, in a word, pissed.<p>This, from CNN's White House team, paints quite the scene:<p><i>"Returning from a high-dollar fundraiser in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, an infuriated President</i> …

Donald Trump

US job growth slowed in August but economy still looks solid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market hit a lull in August, with employers adding a solid but less-than-robust 156,000 jobs and holding back on …

Economy

Crippled water system, chemical plant blaze, vivid examples of Harvey's cascading effects

BEAUMONT, Tex. — The prolonged misery from Hurricane Harvey peaked here Friday in the southeast corner of the state, where a crippled municipal water system left residents lacking running water, unable to flush toilets, desperate for basic sanitation and fearful for their health.<p>Meanwhile, a …

Extreme Weather

US flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear …

North Korea

Answers to 4 Crucial Questions About North Korea

HONG KONG — The decades-long war of words between the United States and North Korea escalated on Tuesday, when President Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” if the rogue state continued its bellicose missile and nuclear tests.<p>Hours later, Pyongyang warned of a strike that would create …

North Korea

Trump's six-month stall sparks a White House shake-up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump is saddled with a stalled agenda, a West Wing that resembles a viper's nest, a pile of …

Donald Trump

GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" …

Health Care

Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

A new study estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 percent decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated through the 21st century.<p>The study was issued by economists with the Climate Impact Lab, a consortium of experts from the …

Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The driver of a big rig involved in the deaths of 10 smuggled immigrants in Texas last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison.<p>James Matthew Bradley Jr. pleaded guilty in October to a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in death and a conspiracy count. If he had …

US plummets down global peace ranking due to political instability

The US has become a much less peaceful country due to its current political turbulence, according to a new report.<p>Its level of peacefulness is expected to continue to worsen in the coming years following Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election last year.<p>At the same time, the world has …

iPad Pro 2 mockup brings trackpad to Smart Keyboard

Apple could unveil a new iPad Pro 2 as soon as next Monday during its WWDC 2017 keynote. And if it does, we hope the company adds some new productivity features, like this Smart Keyboard with a trackpad.<p>In a new mockup that imagines what the new Smart Keyboard could look like, designer David …

Former Auschwitz Guard Dies Before Beginning Prison Sentence

A former SS guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp has died at the age of 95 before beginning his prison sentence for being an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people.<p>Reinhold Hanning's attorney confirmed the death to The Associated Press.<p>Last June, as we reported, a German court sentenced …

Auschwitz

US structures are glowing green in support of the Paris Agreement

A green glow emerged on some buildings and structures in major US cities Thursday night, in observance of the Paris Agreement on climate change — despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the pact.<p>Trump's move prompted criticism from many places of the world and in the US. …

City Halls

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.<p>The unnamed group — …

Climate

Barack Obama Responds to President Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Deal

Former President Obama responded to President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, a signature achievement …

Barack Obama

North Korea stages big artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military and a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North’s nuclear and missile programs.<p>The port call by the USS Michigan, which is designed to …

North Korea

Africa’s last absolute monarch wants to ban divorce

King Mswati III of Swaziland is Africa’s last absolute monarch. The 49-year old king who calls himself <i>ngweyama,</i> “the lion,” owns most of the country’s land and rules by decree, appointing all of the government’s top positions. Now he may make Swaziland the first country in Africa to outlaw …

South Africa

One-Pot Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

"This delicious chili mac and cheese with ground beef, diced tomatoes, rich tomato sauce, chili beans and spices is cooked all in one pot--including …