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N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched.<p>The explosions at the test site deep in the …

North Korea

President Trump's Plan to Lower Drug Prices Spares Pharma Industry

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s long-promised plan to bring down drug prices would mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously …

9/11 Planner, Tortured by C.I.A., Asks to Tell Senators About Gina Haspel

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the C.I.A. has revived debate over the agency’s post-Sept. 11 interrogation program and still-murky questions about her involvement. Now, on the eve of her Senate confirmation hearing, a striking voice is trying to join that fray: …

Gina Haspel

Hawaii could face volcanic smog, acid rain -- and blast projectiles

<b>(CNN) —</b> After surviving earthquakes and molten lava, residents of Hawaii's Big Island now have new threats to worry about: steam-driven explosions, hazardous volcanic smog and acid rain.<p>The US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Wednesday warned of possible explosive eruptions in …

Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to reveal his decision on whether to keep the U.S. in the Iran deal on Tuesday, a move that could determine the fate of the 2015 agreement that froze Iran's nuclear program.<p>The announcement is set to cap more than a year of deliberation and …

Sessions vows to prosecute all illegal border crossers and separate children from their parents

By Sari Horwitz<p>, Reporter<p>Maria Sacchetti<p>, Reporter<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Justice Department will begin prosecuting every person who illegally crosses into the United States along the Southwest border,a hard-line policy shift focusing in particular on migrants …

Immigration

Trump grows frustrated with Giuliani as Stormy Daniels drama rages on

The recent shakeups of the president's personal and White House legal teams have done little to calm things down.<p>President Donald Trump has shaken up his legal team in the last three weeks — and he’s still not happy.<p>The president has been griping to associates that Rudy Giuliani, his new personal …

Elon Musk: Mars rocket will fly 'short flights' next year

Elon Musk issued yet another incredibly ambitious timeline.<p>During a Q&A at the SXSW festival on Sunday, Musk said SpaceX will be ready to fly its Mars rocket in 2019.<p>"We are building the first ship, or interplanetary ship, right now," Musk said. "And we'll probably be able to do short flights, …

SXSW

McMaster: Russian meddling in U.S. elections is beyond dispute

President Trump's national security adviser said Saturday that Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections is beyond dispute, marking a sharp reversal of Trump's frequent dismissal of alleged Russian cyber-meddling as a "hoax."<p>H.R. McMaster was speaking at an international conference in Munich …

Donald Trump

Snowboarders Criticize Decision to Hold Slopestyle Final Despite Dangerous Wind Conditions

The women's slopestyle competition at the 2018 PyeongChang Games took place as planned on Monday despite dangerous winds—to the displeasure of …

Organizers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers (POCOG) said on Monday a total of 177 norovirus cases had been confirmed so far at the Games but that the athletic delegations remained unaffected.<p>POCOG said 19 new cases of the virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea had …

USA Hockey says Statue of Liberty image on goalie masks approved

The Statue of Liberty logo on two U.S. goalkeepers' masks have been approved and no modifications are necessary, according to USA Hockey.<p>USA Hockey …

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Science<p>Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday unveiled details of plans to build a US Space Force that would become the sixth branch of America's …

Never mind the minders: united Korea team bonds to K-pop

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They sleep in separate dorms, travel in different buses and government minders watch over them, but North Korean members of the united Korean women’s ice hockey team are bonding with their team-mates from the South, thanks partly to K-pop.<p>Ice Hockey – Pyeongchang …

For North Korean Skaters, the Short Program Was Just the Beginning

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Facing enormous pressure and scrutiny, North Korea’s only elite athletes at these Winter Olympics delivered the best performance of their career on Wednesday in pairs figure skating, helping to enliven a mostly subdued, half-empty arena.<p>The skaters, Ryom Tae-ok, 19, and Kim …

Olympic Curler’s Shoes Are Revolting, Other Olympians Say

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Tyler George keeps them in his carry-on bag when he travels. He has a hard time letting them out of his sight. They are his most important piece of equipment, and for an American curler with dreams of Olympic gold, they are virtually priceless.<p>“Even though they look like …

Shoes

Shani Davis Goes His Own Way, and Controversy Follows

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The American speedskater Shani Davis swerved around a corner, on foot, in a subterranean postrace interview room at the Gangneung Oval on Tuesday night and slowed to a halt in front of a small pack of mostly American journalists. Davis, a celebrated Olympian, was about to …

Adam Rippon on Quiet Starvation in Men’s Figure Skating

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Shortly before Adam Rippon’s breakthrough victory at the United States figure skating championships, Brian Boitano crossed paths with him and asked how he was doing. Boitano, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist, expected Rippon to rave about his jumps or his signature …

Broken bones? Torn knees? Whatever. U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn is fearless heading into Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The Lioness in Winter<p>The Lioness in Winter<p>A confident Lindsey Vonn enters the Pyeongchang Olympics as the most decorated woman skier in history. …

Skiing

I've started to mine cryptocurrency, and it's surprisingly easy — but I'm still 8 months away from breaking even

I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.<p>Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using …

Cryptocurrency

Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Kim Yo-jong to join official party in South Korea, as US says tough sanctions coming soon<p>The sister of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Friday, becoming the first member of Kim’s immediate family to cross the …

Senate passes sweeping spending bill, sends measure to House for crucial vote to end government shutdown

By Erica Werner<p>, Reporter<p>Mike DeBonis<p>, Reporter<p><b>UPDATE</b>: The House approved the sweeping budget bill early Friday, clearing the way for the government to re-open. The measure now heads to President Trump for his signature.<p>==<p>The Senate passed a sweeping bipartisan spending bill Friday morning, but not …

Donald Trump

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Investing

FBI Special Agent in Charge Who Has Testified in Front of Nunes Responds to Biggest Claims in Memo

FBI Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya Jr. spent more than 25 years in the FBI, retiring in September 2016.<p>During his time in the FBI, he filled a …

Trump Decided to Release the Memo Because People on TV Told Him To: Reports

As he was exiting the House chamber after the State of the Union, President Trump was approached by a Republican congressman who urged him to …

Maldives regime threatened as exiled leader says he will run for president

The exiled former leader of the Maldives vowed on Friday to run for president after the Supreme Court quashed his conviction, dealing a major blow to the ruling regime.<p>Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected president, has urged the government to respect the top court's shock …

US has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has no evidence to confirm reports from aid groups and others that the Syrian government has used the deadly chemical …

Middle East

With subtle jabs at Trump, Michelle Obama outlines 'what makes America great'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In her first major speech since leaving office, former first lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned argument for the importance of educators in communities across the country, saying the example they set is "what makes America great."<p>Without naming President Donald Trump, Obama …