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‘Say That Again?’: Prospect of Putin White House Visit Surprises Intelligence Chief

The nation’s intelligence chief continued on Thursday to harden his warnings about the cyberthreat from Russia and expressed surprise at hearing that President Trump planned to invite its leader, President Vladimir V. Putin, to the White House, but promised to deliver a candid assessment to Mr. …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Invites Vladimir Putin for U.S. Visit This Fall

Russian leader offered Washington summit amid confusion about outcome of Helsinki meeting<p>WASHINGTON—The White House revealed Thursday it has invited Vladimir Putin here to another summit in the fall, surprising Republican lawmakers and top administration officials who said they still hadn’t been …

Donald Trump

Clinton Aides Found Mariachi Band To Try Ruining Donald Trump's Sleep For Third Straight Night

Protestors determined to keep President Donald Trump from getting a good night’s sleep after his controversial summit in Helsinki called in big shots …

Donald Trump

MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims and survivors, claiming no liability

MGM Resorts International is suing more than 1,000 victims and other survivors of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas, claiming it has no …

Las Vegas

Trump, seeking to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.<p>Trump stunned the world on Monday by shying …

Donald Trump

Trump says he accepts U.S. intelligence on Russian interference in 2016 election but denies collusion

President Trump on Tuesday grudgingly sought to inch back his warm remarks about Russia and its leader during a summit in Helsinki a day earlier, saying he had misspoken when he appeared to accept President Vladi­mir Putin’s denials that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential …

Donald Trump

Could Chernobyl Wolves Be Spreading Mutations?

Animals<p>A new study raises the possibility that Chernobyl's wolves could spread radiation-caused mutations to other European wolf populations.<p>Wild animals have free range around northern Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, which spread radiation …

Wildlife

The 6 most bizarre moments from Trump’s post-Putin interview with Sean Hannity

The president claims that the Mueller investigation is driving a “wedge” between US-Russia relations.<p>President Trump’s pre-taped interview with personal cheerleader and Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night mostly provided Trump a chance to defend — unchallenged — his meeting with Russian …

Donald Trump

Lava bomb hits tour boat in Hawaii and injures 23 people

Hawaii's youngest volcano, Kilauea, continues to erupt and flow into the sea — which means lava bombs.<p>An airborne blob of volcanic lava hit a tour …

Kilauea

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Suggests CNN Reporter 'disrespected' Trump by Trying to Ask Him a Question

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has suggested an interview between national security adviser John Bolton and CNN was canceled …

White House: We canceled Bolton’s interview with CNN after network's Acosta 'disrespected' Trump

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday that the White House decided to cancel an interview between CNN and national …

Donald Trump

Trump supporters turn out in London a day after protests

Thousands of Trump supporters and right-wing activists took to the nation’s capital on Saturday — a day after anti-Trump protesters had dominated the city.<p>While the displays of right-wing support were nowhere near as large as the enormous anti-Trump march that demanded the international media’s …

Donald Trump

‘Warning Lights Are Blinking Red,’ Top Intelligence Officer Says of Russian Attacks

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top intelligence officer said on Friday that the persistent danger of Russian cyberattacks today was akin to the warnings the United States had of stepped-up terror threats ahead of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.<p>That note of alarm sounded by Dan Coats, the director of …

Cyber-attacks

Artist carves 'F---Trump' into crop circle in Trump's reported UK flight path

An artist carved the phrase "F--- Trump" into a crop circle on a farm in the UK, and it's reportedly visible on the flight path the president will take Friday as he heads to meet British Prime Minister Theresa May at her country estate.<p>Part of the message is in Russian, an apparent jab at Trump's …

flightpath

Five Picassos went missing from the L.A. Times. What happened to them? — Los Angeles Times

Five Pablo Picasso lithographs from his "Imaginary Portraits" series once hung in a corporate dining room at the downtown complex that houses the Los …

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Physics

Trump visits UK amid acrimonious relationship with London

Even with an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at London Stansted airport for the …

Donald Trump

FBI agent Peter Strzok, Republicans clash in fiery House hearing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok faced off with House Republicans Thursday at a fiery and raucous hearing where he forcefully defended his actions in the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations amid sharp attacks over the anti-Trump text messages he sent.<p>The nearly 10-hour hearing …

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‘I Knew Everything About Him.’ An Obama White House Staffer on What It Was Like to Work For the Former President

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein answered a cryptic Craigslist ad for a job in Washington. It turned out that the White House was looking to hire a …

The White House

Trump claims victory at NATO despite allies' denials, then ignites furor in Britain by attacking prime minister

President Trump declared a much-disputed victory at the annual NATO summit Thursday, after throwing it into crisis by forcing an emergency session suggesting the United States could leave the nearly 70-year-old alliance and then suddenly dropping his demands that allies immediately spend more on …

Geopolitics

Democrats frustrated Nunes left mid-hearing after questions about Russia probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes sat before a committee Wednesday to testify on a bill, Democrats tried to use the opportunity to question the House Intelligence Committee chairman on his investigation of Russian meddling and the 2016 presidential race.<p>But the …

House Intelligence Committee

‘They Will Die in Tallinn’: Estonia Girds for War With Russia

The head of the tiny NATO member’s special forces details his country’s preparations for a conflict many here see as inevitable.<p>Pretty much no one in the Western alliance is looking forward to the next few days.<p>NATO heads of state are due to meet Wednesday in Brussels beneath the disinterested gaze …

Russia

Trump readies new tariffs on China

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration is preparing another round of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion, ramping up the US-China trade war.<p>Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday released a list of thousands of additional goods that could face 10% tariffs after a public …

China

Legacy Museum opens in Montgomery, Alabama, to highlight slavery, lynchings

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration opened this week on the site of a former slave pen in Montgomery, Alabama, where black people were once imprisoned before being sold at auction.<p>An unflinching reminder of America's racist legacy, the 11,000-square-foot facility will serve as …

Black History

Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'

<b>A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning.</b><p><i>Mycoplasma genitalium</i> (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile.<p>MG can be missed - and if it is not …

Public Health

Immigration Agents Arrest Grandparents Visiting Relative at Fort Drum

A couple of grandparents from Brooklyn who traveled to Fort Drum in upstate New York to visit their son-in-law on the country’s Independence …

Immigration

91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to Mexico'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tears glistened on the black and purple bruises covering 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez's face as he described being attacked by a group of people while going for a walk on the Fourth of July.<p>"I can't walk anymore," Rodriguez said in Spanish. "I'm in so much pain."<p>He'll be turning 92 in …

Crime

Trump taps federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.<p>Trump made the announcement shortly after 9 p.m. ET at the White House, where he was joined by Kavanaugh and his family. NBC …

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Judge rejects Trump request to alter agreement on release of immigrant kids

A federal judge has turned down President Donald Trump's request to alter a decades-old legal settlement to allow long-term detention of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents.<p>Los Angeles-based U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee dismissed as "tortured" the Trump …

Immigration

In a Migrant Shelter Classroom, ‘It’s Always Like the First Day of School’

Felicia Baez teaches English as a second language at a shelter in South Florida where anywhere from 30 to 100 migrant children in federal custody live at one time. Most stay about two months, but some leave after only a few days.<p>“It’s always like the first day of school,” Ms. Baez said of the …

Immigration