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U.S. Military Bombed Afghan Homes in 'Self-Defense' Against Taliban

American forces called in airstrikes on civilian homes in Afghanistan after an operation to capture Taliban leaders spiraled out of control into a bloody firefight, a U.S. military report found Thursday.<p>November's incident resulted in the deaths of 33 Afghan civilians, two U.S. soldiers, three …

Afghanistan

Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Over Violence at Kentucky Rally

Three people who claim they were attacked or subjected to racial slurs at a Donald Trump rally in Kentucky are suing the candidate and his campaign, alleging he encourages an atmosphere of violence.<p>The suit was filed Thursday on behalf of three protesters seen being pushed by angry crowd members at …

Donald Trump

Watch An Adorable Polar Bear Cub That Doesn't Stop Trying to Get Mom's Attention

An adorable polar bear cub tried everything it could to get mom's attention.<p><b>Read: New Owners Refuse to Return Escaped Service Dog to Boy with …

Rihanna's New Music Video Is Jaw-Dropping, Over-the-Top Sexiness

Pure 🔥.<p>After mercilessly teasing us with a slew of provocative stills and videos on Instagram this week, RiRi has finally dropped her new video for "Kiss It Better." And like the song itself—a sexy ode to an ex with a very particular set of skills in the bedroom—it's bound to leave you hot and …

Real Proposal Inspiration

If you're anything like us you <i>love</i> an elaborate, over-the-top proposal story. So, to give the people what they want we've rounded up several of our favorite (real life) proposal stories from Instagram, told from the bride-to-be's perspective. There aren't any hot air balloon proposals or tales of …

Terrorism and North Korea Dominate Nuclear Talks in Washington

The annual Nuclear Security Summit, aimed at reducing the world's nuclear weapons, gets underway Thursday in Washington with President Obama hosting a series of meetings with the leaders of several Asian nations to talk about efforts to prevent North Korea from becoming a bigger threat.<p>But the …

North Korea

I retired abroad at age 29 for less money than I ever thought I'd need

The math behind financial independence is simple: you need 25 times your annual expenses to never have to work for money, ever again.<p>This calculation comes from the thorough Trinity Study, which defines the safe withdrawal rate based on historical returns, that will allow your portfolio to never …

North Korea, again, demands halt to US-South Korea war games

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's a demand North Korea has been making for decades: The United States and South Korea must immediately suspend their …

North Korea

US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern …

Middle East

Donald Trump's bizarre war on women

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a matter of 48 hours last week, the national conversation went from a War on Terror to the War on Women thanks to another late-night Trump Twitter tirade. Donald Trump just can't seem to help himself. Or can he?<p>At the time of Trump's now infamous tweet threatening to "spill the beans" on …

Donald Trump

South China Sea: Taiwan enters power struggle

<b>Taiping island, South China Sea (CNN) —</b> Taiwan claims to have continuously occupied this postage stamp-sized island in the azure waters of the South China Sea for 60 years.<p>But it wasn't until this week, that the government invited journalists to see the tiny place firsthand.<p>Also known as Itu Aba, …

China

39 Bridal Designers You've Probably Never Heard Of...Until Now

Introducing: Bridal's New Guard.<p>Bridal has its mainstays, and you've undoubtedly heard their names before–multiple times. That voluminous textured ball gown with a corseted bodice is most likely a Vera Wang creation, and your dear friend's silk faille A-line gown adorned with hand-cut lace, or …

Weddings

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Here's the man who's destroying the Republican Party — but it's not Donald Trump

It was the overthrow of John Boehner as Speaker of the House.<p>That showed the power of the forty-odd members of the House Freedom Caucus, and their incompatibility with the GOP establishment and the compromises required by divided government (or for that matter, math).<p>The change in leadership at the …

Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland, who is respected across political lines, to the Supreme Court Wednesday, in an epic power play targeting the resolve of Republicans who have vowed to block any replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia until a new …

O.C. trial begins for man accused of kidnapping and raping girlfriend's teenage daughter

Isidro Medrano Garcia abducted his girlfriend's teenage daughter, fathered her child and used threats and manipulation to hold her captive psychologically for 10 years, even as she feigned happiness to the outside world, an Orange County prosecutor said Thursday.<p>"This is a case about manipulation," …

Crime

God was 'vital for the development of civilisation' as we know it

A new study has suggested that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of civilisation<p>Religion has been dismissed as the opium of the people by Karl Marx, but a new study suggests that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of …

Trump calls out Bush over eminent domain

<b>(CNN) —</b> After being attacked by Jeb Bush for his use of eminent domain in past real estate dealings, Donald Trump on Monday called the Bush family hypocrites, citing former President George W. Bush's wielding of the law to help acquire land for a new baseball stadium in Texas.<p>In 1991, Bush and his …

Government

Irish deploy military-style checkpoints to suppress gang war

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's police force deployed military-style road checkpoints Tuesday as the government announced toughened measures to try to …

Crime