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Fresh from Europe, Trump still resists domestic travel

Aides are still struggling to build a legislative barnstorming tour for the president, who hasn't been west of the Mississippi since he was elected.<p>President Donald Trump heads to Cincinnati on the first of what his staff hopes will be a series of visits across the country to sell his legislative …

Donald Trump

First on CNN: Sources: Congress investigating another possible Sessions-Kislyak meeting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Congressional investigators are examining whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions had an additional private meeting with Russia's ambassador during the presidential campaign, according to Republican and Democratic Hill sources and intelligence officials briefed on the …

Donald Trump

McCain: Russia probe reaching the point 'of Watergate size'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. John McCain invoked Watergate in describing the escalating controversy surrounding alleged ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.<p>"I think it's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and scale, and a couple of other scandals you and I have seen," …

Donald Trump

Comey documented 'everything he could remember' after Trump conversations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a source familiar with the matter.<p>Comey was so appalled by the request that he wanted to document it, the source …

Donald Trump

President Trump Fucked Over Israel, Just Like The CIA Said He Would

Back in January, just as President Donald Trump was taking office, there were rumors of despair coming out of the intelligence community. President …

Crucial for Americans to Resist 'Hate,' Obama Says in Rare Address

Americans must have the courage to "stand up to hate" during a time of polarization, former President Barack Obama said Sunday night in accepting an award from the late President John F. Kennedy's family.<p>"For many Americans, I know that this feels like an uncertain and perilous time," Obama — …

Barack Obama

Judge Lets White Alabama Town Secede From School District Despite 'Race' Being a Factor

An Alabama federal judge has given a mostly white town the green light to secede from the racially mixed county school district and start its own system — even though "race was the motivating factor" for many supporters of the split.<p>But in her ruling, Judge Madeline Haikala also reserved the right …

Rights & Freedoms

T-Mobile, Comcast Among Big Winners In FCC Airwaves Auction

Wireless carrier T-Mobile, satellite TV service Dish Network, and cable giant Comcast were among the big winners in the latest federal airwave rights …

Inside the Nigerian flat full of cash in Lagos

A flat full of cash has been discovered in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Authorities found some $43m (£32m) stashed away in filing cabinets and wardrobes.

Russia develops hypersonic 4,600 mph Zircon missile

The race to develop an unstoppable and unbeatable weapon capable of defeating all the military defense systems in the world is getting much too close for comfort.<p>According to multiple reports, Russia is expected to begin production soon of its 3M22 Zircon, a hypersonic missile that will travel …

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't

It's also full of stuff you won't find on the iPhone. Let's take a look at what sets the Galaxy S8 apart from the iPhone.

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Cute

Kyocera’s new phone is designed to be washed with soap and water

Curved screens and AR cameras are all well and good, but here’s a phone feature that extends beyond the flashy and gimmick to the potentially useful. I certainly think about running all of my gadgets under the faucet every time I travel on a plane or go a show like CES (finally getting over that …

Samsung Note7 fires caused by irregularly sized batteries, report says

With 96% of the discontinued Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones off the street, we may finally know what caused some to catch fire or explode.<p>A new …

French trial reveals vast wealth of Equatorial Guinean president's son

Teodorin Obiang, accused of plundering $115m, owns luxury properties, yachts, cars – and Michael Jackson’s crystal glove<p>The days of the Bugattis, the chateau Pétrus and the fine Parisian restaurants may be over for Teodorin Obiang – at least in western Europe.<p>The son of Equatorial Guinea’s leader …

Africa

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will have joint funeral and be buried together

Debbie Reynolds' son said Friday his mother and sister, actressCarrie Fisher, will have a joint funeral and will be buried together.<p>Todd Fisher said the actresses will be interred at<p>Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the final resting place of numerous celebrities, including Lucille Ball, Dick Van …

Comedians

Struggling Sears is borrowing another $200 million from its CEO to stay afloat

The company announced Thursday that it obtained a loan called a secured standby letter of credit for an initial $200 million, with the option to expand the amount to $500 million.<p>This particular kind of loan comes with a guarantee on behalf of the lenders that Sears' suppliers will be paid, should …

Voyager Probes Are Still Making Amazing Discoveries

In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, …

This Melting Glacier in Antarctica Could Raise Sea Levels By 11 Feet

The Totten Ice Shelf is melting and it could have significant global impact.<p>The Earth's climate, it seems, isn't listening to the politicians that are insisting it's not warming. The temperature continues to rise incrementally, and the globe's large glaciers—giant vaults of stored water—continue to …

Global Warming

Owner of Oakland warehouse had business license for building

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The owner of an Oakland warehouse where 36 people died in a fire earlier this month had a business license for more than two …

Alameda County

Unarmed 73-Year-Old California Man Killed by Police Was Shot 5 Times: Autopsy

Five bullets struck a 73-year-old California man, killing him, during a fatal encounter with police earlier this week, authorities said.<p>Francisco …

Nokia is back and it's bringing Snake to the party

HMD, the Finnish firm licensed to sell phones under the Nokia brand, has announced the Nokia 150, a $26 phone with FM radio, MP3 player and, of …

John Glenn wrote Jeff Bezos a letter that he received the day the astronaut died

The night pioneering astronaut John Glenn died, Jeff Bezos received a message from him.<p>Smithsonian Magazine was honoring Bezos, founder of aerospace company Blue Origin, at the American Ingenuity Awardson December 8.<p>Glenn was supposed to attend, but because of his declining health in the last month …

John Glenn

Dylann Roof's Videotaped Confession Stuns Courtroom

Dylann Roof began his videotaped confession with 11 chilling words: “I went to that church in Charleston and I did it.”<p>And then for the next two or three hours, the self-declared white supremacist described to the FBI how he gunned down nine black worshippers last year at a historic South Carolina …

Crime

The Republican Party Has Abandoned Science for Temporary Profit

We'll all pay the price.<p>If I were, say, a person with a sweet tooth for authoritarian solutions to the inconveniences of democratic government, this is the kind of thing that I would do. This would be what one might call a "purge." From <i>Bloomberg</i>:<p>The transition team has asked the agency to list …

Obama Administration

FAA tests antidrone tech at Denver International Airport

The agency wants to find the best approach to keeping drones away from the airspace over airports.<p>Random drones buzzing over airports. If you think that sounds like a terrible idea, then the Federal Aviation Administration agrees with you.<p>To find the best tools to keep drones from messing with your …

Airports

The best-selling Lytro Illum camera is back at a better price than ever

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Compensation

Billionaire claims he has been harassed after blocking access to public beach

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla sues two California agencies as part of protracted legal battle over public access to beach on his property<p>Silicon Valley venture capitalist and billionaire Vinod Khosla, who has been engaged in a legal battle over public access to a beloved surfing …

San Francisco