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Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis suggests his client has knowledge implicating Trump in ‘criminal conspiracy’ to hack Democratic emails

When President Trump’s former attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen entered a guilty plea in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday that implicated the president in some of his acts, a central consideration became whether Cohen had information to back up his claims and how he would use it.<p>Cohen’s …

Donald Trump

Ancient Bone Reveals Surprising Sex Lives Of Neanderthals

In the Altai mountains of southern Siberia, there's a cave that was inhabited for millennia. It's called Denisova, and it shelters something remarkable: the bones of different types of ancient human relatives.<p>Back in 2010, researchers analyzed a fossilized pinky finger bone found in the cave, and …

Humanity

3 North Carolina Confederate Monuments Will Stay In Place, Commission Decides

As communities across the country grapple with what to do with their Confederate monuments, North Carolina has decided that three monuments at its state Capitol will remain in place.<p>A committee of the North Carolina Historical Commission says it finds the monuments to be "an over-representation and …

Rights & Freedoms

Scores of ex-spies join in rebuking Trump over security clearances

An avalanche of retired senior intelligence officials and spies have joined more than a dozen of their former bosses in issuing a public rebuke of President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, the ex-CIA chief who has become a strong critic of the president.<p>In …

Security

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'

<i>This is the first part of the series,"Escape from the Mayo Clinic." Read the second part here.</i> Also, read how CNN reported this story.<p><b>Sherburn, Minnesota (CNN) —</b> In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and …

Mayo Clinic

China says claims 1 million Uyghurs put in camps 'completely untrue'

<b>(CNN) —</b> China has vociferously defended its human rights record at the United Nations, after accusations were made that more than a million Uyghur Muslims have been imprisoned in political reeducation camps.<p>The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has been hearing testimony on …

California appeals court tosses ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner's bid to overturn sexual assault conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.<p>The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was "substantial …

Brock Turner

Land loss threatens indigenous communities worldwide

Global hunger for resources is driving the destruction of indigenous land. On World Indigenous Peoples' Day, campaigners warn that, without action, …

Explosive detonated at the US embassy in Beijing

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> A 26-year-old man detonated an explosive on the street outside the US Embassy in Beijing Thursday, police said, injuring himself before he was taken away by authorities.<p>The explosion, which could be heard several blocks away, took place outside the southeast corner of the compound …

U.S. Politics

Israeli army kills Palestinian teen in Bethlehem raid

Israeli forces shot a 15-year-old in the chest and rounded up 11 others during an overnight raid in occupied West Bank.<p>Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian teenager and rounded up at least 11 others during an overnight raid in theoccupied West Bank.<p>Arkan Thaer Mizhar, 15, was shot in the …

Late Mother Teresa's Order Investigated For Child Trafficking In India

India has ordered its state governments to inspect child care facilities run by the Missionaries of Charity — the Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa — after arrests of a nun and a worker accused of baby trafficking.<p>Earlier this month, Indian authorities shut down a shelter home for …

Mother Teresa

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has …

American Cancer Society

Supreme Court defers new case from North Carolina challenging partisan election maps

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused again Monday to decide whether state legislatures can draw election maps for partisan gain.<p>The justices sent a challenge to North Carolina's 13 congressional districts -- 10 of which were drawn to favor Republicans despite relative parity statewide between …

North Carolina

Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving officially ends

<b>Saudi women are officially allowed to get behind the wheel, after a decades-old driving ban was lifted.</b><p>The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month.<p>It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families …

Saudi Arabia

Noura in her own words: Teen who killed rapist husband shares her story

Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein, who is on death row for killing her 35-year-old husband, in a case that has sparked international outrage, has spoken out for the first time about her forced marriage, and the rape and struggle that happened when she stabbed him.<p>CNN obtained a first-hand account …

History beckons for Trump and Kim

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are the unlikeliest of statesmen, but fate has thrown the US President and the North Korean tyrant an opportunity granted to few historic figures -- together they can change the world.<p>Their summit in Singapore on Tuesday -- which began with a one-on-one meeting, …

U.S. Politics

Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen as US calls for accounting

HONG KONG (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged China to disclose the details of people killed, detained or missing during the Chinese military's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square 29 years ago.<p>Pompeo marked Monday's anniversary of the …

Hong Kong

Saudi Arabia issues its first driver's licenses to women

Saudi Arabia's controversial ban on women drivers will lift on June 24, and 10 women have already picked their licenses up.<p>According to the Saudi …

China is secretly imprisoning close to 1 million people — but they've left 2 big pieces of evidence behind

In the northwest Chinese region of Xinjiang, many locals read endlessly, write often, and sing loudly.<p>But not by choice.<p>In extrajudicial indoctrination camps around Xinjiang, ethnic Uighur men and women are forced to study Chinese history, write personal reflections, and sing songs like "Without …

Foundation turns shelter dogs into first responders

When a hurricane, tornado or earthquake hits, a train derails or a building crumbles, some of the first responders on-site are canine-human rescue units — many trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF).<p>In August 2017, 15 SDF teams were deployed to affected areas in Texas …

FBI considered tapping Pulse nightclub killer as informant

Lawyers for the woman accused of aiding her husband in the 2016 rampage at Orlando's Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead asked for a mistrial Monday, saying prosecutors didn't tell them shooter Omar Mateen's father had been an FBI informant for 11 years.<p>Fritz Scheller, a lawyer representing …

Pulse Nightclub

Myanmar president Htin Kyaw resigns

<b>The president of Myanmar Htin Kyaw has resigned, his office has announced.</b><p>No reason was given, but there have been growing concerns in recent months about the 71-year-old's health after he appeared frail at official functions.<p>Htin Kyaw was sworn in as president in 2016 after landmark elections …

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian …

Austin Bombings

Viagra Has Unexpected Medical Benefits for Another Private Body Part

The little blue pill is useful outside the bedroom, say doctors.<p>Viagra became a household name when it became the first pill to treat erectile …

Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

Something changed last weekend, did it not?<p>The firing of Andrew McCabe. The statement by Trump lawyer John Dowd to The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff …

Donald Trump

Package explodes in San Antonio, then Austin police respond to reports of another incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Austin, Texas has been on edge after a string of package bomb explosions -- but a possible blast reported Tuesday night turned out to be unrelated, police say.<p>The latest incident turned out to be a Goodwill worker who was injured by simulated military ordnance in a donation box.<p>The worker's …

Trump's opioid plan to take three-pronged approach, including death penalty for high-volume traffickers

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will roll out new plans to tackle the country's opioid epidemic on Monday in New Hampshire, the White House said Sunday.<p>The plan will include stiffer penalties for high-intensity drug traffickers, including the death penalty for some, Andrew Bremberg, director of the …

Donald Trump

Correction: Museum-Opioid Protest story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 10 about an anti-opioid protest at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Associated Press reported erroneously that …

German parties to vote on 'out of date' Nazi-era abortion law

Doctors face two-year jail sentences for advertising or giving information on abortion<p>A debate over proposals to scrap a Nazi-era law that forbids German doctors from providing information on abortion is expected to set the tone of the new coalition government when it is voted on this week.<p>Under …

Tunisian women march for equal inheritance rights

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian women have demonstrated to demand equal inheritance rights, amid national debate over the issue that has reverberated …