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Trump launches new round of partisan attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2

By Robert Costa<p>, Reporter<p>Erica Werner<p>, Reporter<p>Mike DeBonis<p>, Reporter<p>Elise Viebeck<p>, Reporter<p>The government shutdown headed into its third day as Republicans insulted Democrats for rejecting the latest offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said he would consider allowing a …

Immigration

There are problems with Apple’s iPhone battery explanation — and the company might end up paying the price in court

Apple is under fire for a software feature distributed to iPhones in 2017 that prevents shutdowns in devices with older batteries, in part by slowing down the clock speeds of their processors.<p>Congress, several international consumer protection agencies, and an estimated 45 class-action lawsuits are …

Class Action

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

U.S. launches rare intentional strike on pro-government forces in Syria

American aircraft struck a convoy of troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday, in a rare direct assault by the United States on forces affiliated with the Syrian government.<p>Assad’s government had no immediate response to the incident, which occurred in far southern Syria near an …

State Department Summons Turkish Ambassador After Bloody Brawl in D.C.

Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kiliç was called in to the State Department to meet with U.S. Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon hours after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's guards violently entered a crowd of protesters, U.S. officials said Thursday.<p>"We can confirm that Ambassador Kilic was …

U.S. May Launch Strike if North Korea Reaches for Nuclear Trigger

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.<p>North Korea has warned that a "big …

Researchers Find a Way to Create Cancer-Fighting Cells

Artificial Thymus<p>Many artificial organs are being developed as an alternative to donated organs, which are only temporary solutions that require the …

New spray-on skin device uses patients own stem cells to heal burns - IBTimes India

Medical start-up RenovaCare have developed an experimental device that uses a patients own stem cells to directly heal burns.

Deadly shooting in moving Atlanta metro train

One person is dead and three others were injured after a gunman opened fire on a local metro train in the US state of Georgia on Thursday.<p>A suspect was arrested when the train stopped at the next station in Atlanta.<p>Initial reports suggested the shooter appeared to fire on passengers at …

Fifth person dies in protests against Nicolas Maduro

Fresh clashes have erupted between police and protesters rallying against the Venezuelan government as a fifth person reportedly dies after being shot during earlier unrest.<p>Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets in eastern Caracas amid a tropical downpour on Thursday to support a protest …

Trump signs resolution allowing U.S. states to block family planning funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a resolution that will allow U.S. states to restrict how federal funds for contraception and reproductive health are spent, a move cheered by anti-abortion campaigners.<p>"This is a major pro-life victory," said the most powerful …

North Korea blames Trump and his ‘aggressive’ tweets for tensions

TOKYO — North Korea put on a huge military spectacle Saturday to celebrate its founder’s birthday, parading its series of new and technologically advanced missiles in front of Kim Jong Un, and in a defiant show of force in front of the world.<p>North Korea did not, however, carry out another nuclear …

North Korea

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday that dozens of militants had been killed, but that they were still trying to assess the full extent of …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Sizeable Object Lurking at The Edge of Our Solar System

Planet Nine's got a friend.<p>Astronomers have found a planetary body lurking at the edge of our Solar System, and they've named it DeeDee.<p>DeeDee, which …

It’s official: Saturn’s moon has just about everything you need to make life

Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food<p>The results are back from the Cassini spacecraft's closest encounter with Enceladus, and they're good news for folks who hope to find aliens on Saturn's icy moon.<p>Cassini discovered geysers shooting out of Enceladus' south pole back in …

Astronomy

Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed …

Russia

Four states sue Trump administration over 'un-American' travel ban

New York, Massachusetts and Virginia joined Washington state in launching legal challenges against executive order that wreaked havoc at airports at the weekend<p>Four US states are suing the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning refugees and travelers from a list of …

Trump Administration

Iran Test-Fires Medium Range Ballistic Missile: U.S. Officials

Iran has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile, the first launch of its kind since President Donald Trump took office, according to two U.S. defense officials.<p>The United States deemed the launch to be a failure, after the missile flew more than 500 miles before crashing, according to the …

US servicemember killed in raid on al Qaeda in Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> A US Navy Seal died of wounds suffered during a raid in Yemen against al Qaeda -- the first American combat death under President Donald Trump, US Central Command said Sunday.<p>Six other servicemembers also were wounded, all non-life threatening.<p>On Monday, the Pentagon identified the service …

Middle East

Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin and gives Bannon national security role

The beginning of the president’s term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>The beginning of the president’s term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>President Trump on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to devise …

Donald Trump

US judge temporarily halts visa detentions

<b>A US judge has issued a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees stranded at airports after President Donald Trump issued an order barring entry to them for 90 days.</b><p>The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a case in response to the order issued on Friday.<p>The White House …

Immigration

Trump defends refugee policy, attacks New York Times

President Trump and aides spent Sunday defending their ban on refugees from seven Middle East countries as a counter-terrorism measure, all in the face of lawsuits, congressional criticism, and mass protests across the United States.<p>"Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW," Trump …

Immigration

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Historical Photography

Drenched: How L.A. went from bone-dry to 216% of normal rainfall in four months

According to the latest maps, Southern California is still in a drought.<p>But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted — at least for now.<p>Sunday's huge storm — which dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in some areas — is part of a wetter trend that …

Weather

We need the truth about Trump and Russia now

<b>(AP)</b><p>Russia’s interference in the election is a clear and present danger that could explode at any minute<p>Bill Moyers • Michael Winship<p>January 20, 2017 9:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>Over the holidays, John Farrell, author of an upcoming biography of Richard Nixon, wrote …

Donald Trump

UNESCO: 30 percent of Aleppo's ancient city destroyed

PARIS (AP) — UNESCO says about a third of the ancient city of Aleppo has been destroyed during the war in Syria.<p>The United Nations cultural …

Middle East

Washington prepares for Donald Trump's big moment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has arrived in Washington -- and he's going to be here for at least four years.<p>The reality of the moment, that the real estate mogul and reality show star will recite the oath of office Friday, is finally taking hold.<p>At noon Friday, the most divisive campaign in …

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to appear in New York court on Friday

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in a U.S. court on Friday after his surprise extradition from Mexico and pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran the world’s largest drug-trafficking organization during a decades-long criminal career.<p>Guzman, 59, once one of the …

Mexico

Italy avalanche: 6 people found alive in buried hotel

<b>Penne, Italy (CNN) —</b> Two days after a deadly avalanche swallowed a hotel in Italy trapping people inside, rescuers made a breakthrough.<p>They heard a hopeful sound in the snow on Friday, after drilling a hole to punch through the roof of the destroyed Hotel Rigopiano.<p>"Angels! Angels!" survivors …

Natural Disasters