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Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill, extending their murder trial until next …

North Korea

The Latest: Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the revocation of former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance (all times local):<p>11:30 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is drawing a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision to revoke former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance.<p>…

Donald Trump

Why Samsung’s big round smartwatch will be roundly dismissed

Do consumers really care if smartwatches look and feel like the wristwatches of old? Samsung thinks so, but millions of Apple Watch owners say otherwise.<p>Whenever a new smartwatch debuts, the natural question is: How well will it stack up against the Apple Watch? Apple’s device is, after all, the de …

Smartwatches

Found: The 5 Most-Saved Crockpot Recipes in Pinterest History

I know I will regret saying this as soon as the temperatures dip below 65, but I'm excited for fall. Or more specifically, fall food. From Halloween …

Cooking

Judge halts deportation; threatens Sessions with contempt

<b>By Arelis R. Hernandez | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – A federal judge in Washington halted an apparent deportation-in-progress Thursday and threatened …

Immigration

Trump Pushes for Interview With Mueller Against Lawyers’ Advice

WASHINGTON — President Trump pushed his lawyers in recent days to try once again to reach an agreement with the special counsel’s office about his sitting for an interview, flouting their advice that he should not answer investigators’ questions, three people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.<p>…

Donald Trump

This Sauce Recipe Has 50,000 Saves on Pinterest

Hint: It's all about butter.<p>Chances are you’re going to be making a lot of steaks this summer because you’ll be posted up by (what we hope is) your …

Cooking

The Washington Post is asking the public for help identifying Trump's golf partners

The Washington Post issued a call Friday for the public to help it identify some of the people who have played golf with President Donald Trump since he took office.<p>Trump has spent 110 days of his presidency on a golf course, but just 22 people have been identified so far as having joined him.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

How white supremacists split a quiet Rust Belt town

ULYSSES, Pa. — The traffic sign that greets visitors on the south side of Ulysses, a tiny town in rural far north-central Pennsylvania, is suitably quaint — a silhouette of a horse-drawn cart reminding drivers that the Amish use the roads, too. But on the north side of town, along the main …

Rights & Freedoms

The Only Buttermilk Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakes are a <i>must</i>. Here's the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn't enough to …

Breakfast

my vintage vogue (Betty Barclay 1960)

“I'm the Guy They Called Deep Throat”

Despite three decades of intense speculation, the identity of “Deep Throat”—the source who leaked key details of Nixon's Watergate cover-up to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein—has never been revealed. Now, at age 91, W. Mark Felt, number two at the F.B.I. in the early 70s, …

'I’m Never Going to Forgive It.' Meghan McCain Hits Back at President Trump's Attacks on Her Father

Megan McCain made her feelings clear about the way President Donald Trump repeatedly attacks her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), over the weekend.<p>On …

12-year-old makes impassioned plea for immigrant families

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 12-year-old girl delivered one of the strongest emotional punches at the "Families Belong Together" immigration rally in Washington on Saturday.<p>Leah took the stage and told the crowd about the daily fear she feels as the daughter of undocumented immigrants. She became emotional talking …

Parenting

The Muslim Evil-Eye Amulet Discovered in a Jerusalem Parking Lot

A fascinating little amulet found in Jerusalem is a reminder of the long worldwide obsession with warding off the evil eye.<p>Every few months, it …

This Is The One Dress You Have To Buy From Zara's Summer Sale

We’re more than a little excited about the Zara Semi Annual Sale, aka, their big summer sale. We weren’t exactly sure when the sale would go live; …

It sure looks like Trump is lying about his agreement with Kim Jong Un

It’s also possible Trump doesn’t know what he agreed to.<p>President Donald Trump either doesn’t know what he agreed to with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week or he’s lying about it.<p>At a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday, Trump defended his decision to meet with Kim, bragging that he …

People donate millions to help separated families

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Among those that have generated the most …

Immigration

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Thursday it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staffing shortfalls in the country's National Health Service.<p>Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said the government would remove non-European Union doctors and nurses …

UN human rights report on Kashmir ‘fallacious’, violates India’s sovereignty, says govt

<b>The report talks of the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani in 2016 that triggered massive protests and the use of pellet guns.</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> India …

U.N. says India’s ‘excessive force’ caused unlawful killings in its first report on abuses in Kashmir

NEW DELHI — Indian security forces used “excessive force” resulting in unlawful killings and a high number of injuries during widespread demonstrations in the Kashmir region that began in 2016, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.<p>The report was the first by the United Nations to …

Pakistan

Exclusive: Global warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow growth - U.N. draft

OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.'s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.<p>Governments can still cap temperatures below the …

Climate Change

The Top 14 Things to Do in Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz is a crossing point for the Mosel and Rhine river and is best known for its monument at <i>Deutsches Eck</i> or "German Corner". A monument for …

Make Caramel Sauce from Watermelon Like the Actual Genius That You Are

This kept me from going off the rails during Whole30<p>Last year, in an effort to recover from the overabundant eating and drinking from the holiday …

Mexico Slaps Tariffs on American Apples

Headlines containing the words “Apple” and “tariffs” are sure to get readers’ attention.<p>Once people notice that the target of the retaliatory measures begins with a lowercase ‘a’ they are less-alarmed. The iPhone maker’s revenue in the past year was about 60 times as much as that of U.S. growers of …

Anthony Bourdain was the best friend I never had

By Tim Carman<p>Food reporter/columnist<p>Tall, tattooed and quick with a barbed comment, Anthony Bourdain, who died Friday at age 61, loved to project his steeliness out into the world, as if nothing could ever penetrate the invisible armor he wore with such bravado. He was a cool, tough guy, a refugee …

Anthony Bourdain

Trump says he's considering pardon for Muhammad Ali, who doesn't need one

President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering granting a posthumous pardon for Muhammad Ali — prompting a lawyer for his estate and family to say thanks, but no thanks: The boxing great had his criminal conviction overturned by the Supreme Court nearly 50 years ago.<p>Trump, who has issued …

Donald Trump

Mueller's Probe Is Even More Expansive Than It Seems

The special counsel’s team has interviewed a number of big names. But their interest in more obscure players tells a story, too.<p>FBI agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller allegedly detained a lawyer with ties to Russia who is closely associated with Joseph Mifsud, the shadowy professor …

Donald Trump

Dozens of Palestinians hurt in protest on Gaza-Israel border

Thousands of Palestinians staged a sixth weekly protest Friday near Gaza's border with Israel, some burning tires and throwing stones as Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and volleys of tear gas, injuring dozens of people.<p>Small Israeli drones faced off against Gaza kites with burning rags …