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How the once-proud Kenmore brand ended up on the scrap heap

The demise of the once-storied Kenmore appliance brand is the perfect embodiment of Sears' collapse.<p>At the start of this century, Kenmore was one of the top appliance brands in the country, and was only available at Sears stores. Sears was the largest seller of other appliance brands too, and it …

Sears

The Reconciliation Between John McCain and George W. Bush – and Other Previously Unseen Moments From a TIME Photographer

Christopher Morris knew Sen. John McCain better than most. Morris covered the Arizona Republican during his 2000 presidential run, while McCain …

George W. Bush

Melania Trump Thinks Donald Handled John McCain’s Death ‘Appallingly’: His Reaction Was ‘Petty’

Melania Trump thinks Donald’s reaction to John McCain’s death was ‘petty and insecure.’ Here’s why she thinks he ‘should have swallowed his pride’ …

Donald Trump

George W. Bush Slipped a Piece of Candy to Michelle Obama at McCain's Funeral

Sen. John McCain‘s Washington, D.C. funeral was a bipartisan affair, bringing together politicians on both sides of the aisle — including McCain’s …

Michelle Obama

Trump wasn't invited to McCain's funeral, but his presence loomed large as political heavyweights praised McCain for rising above the 'politics of fear'

Politicians, military leaders, media figures, and Washington heavyweights gathered Saturday morning at the Washington National Cathedral for the late Sen. John McCain's funeral, with the exception of President Donald Trump, who was reportedly asked not to attend.<p>McCain was eulogized first by his …

Campaign Finance

Amazon is on the brink of announcing HQ2 — here's the site most likely to get it

It has almost been a year since Amazon announced its intention to create a second headquarters. And what a long, strange year it's been.<p>Many twists and turns have lead to this point. Amazon has promised that it would arrive at a decision as to where HQ2 will be located by the end of year. It's now …

The White House

Lara Spencer is Married! Good Morning America Co-Host Ties the Knot in Vail — See Her Dress!

Lara Spencer is officially off the market.<p>The <i>Good Morning America</i> co-host and her boyfriend of two years tech entrepreneur Rick McVey said their “I …

Eiffel Tower

We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage

<b>It was a late summer</b> afternoon, Sally Dale recalled, when the boy was thrown through the fourth-floor window.<p>“He kind of hit, and— ” she placed both …

Empathy

In McCain Memorial Service, Two Presidents Offer Tribute, and a Contrast to Trump

WASHINGTON — He drove them crazy. He berated them on the way to the White House and badgered them once they got there. He stood by them when he thought they were right and tore at their heels when he was convinced they were wrong. And when it came time to depart this world, John McCain wanted them …

Donald Trump

Joe Biden’s Quote On Grief From John McCain's Arizona Funeral Is Incredibly Moving

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush both delivered moving tributes to Arizona Sen. John McCain during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on …

Joe Biden

Two prosecutors leave Mueller's office

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Prosecutors Ryan Dickey and Brian Richardson are no longer working for the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, the Justice Department confirmed.<p>Both lawyers were relatively junior but frequently spotted members of Mueller's corps. Both have worked on court cases that …

U.S. Department of Justice

Aretha Franklin funeral, John McCain receives rare honor: 5 things you need to know Friday

A funeral fit for a Queen<p>A week-long celebration of Aretha Franklin's life culminates Friday with her funeral at 10 a.m. ET at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. The service is limited to family members, friends and selected guests but it will be broadcast on TV and live-streamed online, including on …

Aretha Franklin

Essential California: Wildfires make it harder to get insurance

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s <b>Friday, Aug. 31,</b> and here’s what’s happening across California:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p>As California’s wildfires grow larger and more intense, <b>an increasing number of insurance companies are not renewing policies for customers who live in</b> …

California

Mary Bono Replaced Her Husband in Congress. She Thinks Cindy McCain Should Do the Same

The death of Sen. John McCain leaves a vacant seat in the Senate, but not for long. With the Arizona primary election over, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey …

Cindy McCain

Chuck Todd Says Mueller May Drop Something Big: 'I Wouldn't Miss Work Tomorrow'

MSNBC host hints that President Trump may get some bad news just before the Labor Day weekend begins.<p>MSNBC’s Chuck Todd thinks all signs point to special counsel Robert Mueller making major moves on Friday.<p>President Donald Trump on Thursday called the inquiry into Russian meddling “an illegal …

Chuck Todd

Melania Trump Embarrassed Over Donald Trump’s McCain Funeral Ban — But Will She Go?

Every major politician will be at late Sen. John McCain’s D.C. funeral, except President Donald Trump. We’ve got details on if wife Melania will …

Donald Trump

First Official Image Of Apple's iPhone XS Leaks

This is it. Following months of Apple dropping hints about its new iPhones deep inside iOS 12, now the company has ‘accidentally’ misplaced an official image of its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus for everyone to see…<p>Credit for the discovery goes to 9to5Mac and its almost infallible tipster Guilherme …

Apple

Trump jokes that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is 'having a nervous breakdown' over his response to John McCain's death

President Donald Trump joked in an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday that the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was "having a nervous breakdown" as she stared at him when he refused to answer whether he thought Sen. John McCain, who died on Saturday, would have been a better …

Donald Trump

McCain to lie in state after emotional Arizona goodbye

Sen. John McCain was flown to Washington, D.C., after a service in his home state of Arizona where he was eulogized by friends including former Vice …

Joe Biden

Jennifer Garner Gets Hilariously Rejected by Supermarket Customers While Giving Baby Food Samples

You just might find Jennifer Garner in the baby food aisle at a grocery store near you.<p>The <i>Peppermint</i> actress, 46, tried to entice customers to sample …

Babyfood

Win for Kaepernick: Arbitrator sends his collusion case against NFL to full hearing

The NFL suffered a stunning blow Thursday when an arbitrator ruled that there is enough evidence in the grievance case of former San Francisco 49ers …

Los Angeles

Judge orders couple to hand over remainder of $400K they raised for a homeless veteran

A New Jersey judge ordered the couple that raised more than $400,000 on a GoFundMe campaign for a homeless veteran to return the remainder of the …

New Jersey

Emailing On Your Commute? That's Work, A New Study Says

If you use your commute to catch up on work email, that time "should be counted as part of the working day," according to a new study by researchers who analyzed thousands of commuters' online habits.<p>"If travel time were to count as work time, there would be many social and economic impacts," said …

Commuting

Detroit shutting off drinking water in all schools because of lead, copper contamination

DETROIT – Detroit's city school district is shutting off drinking water to all of its schools after test results found elevated levels of lead or copper in 16 of 24 schools recently tested.<p>In a statement Wednesday, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti of the Detroit Public Schools Community District said …

Water

Trump cancels pay raises for federal employees

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump told lawmakers on Thursday he wants to scrap a pay raise for civilian federal workers, saying the nation's budget couldn't support it.<p>In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Trump described the pay increase as "inappropriate."<p>"We must maintain efforts to …

Donald Trump

How Long Does It Take For The Brain To Recover From Drinking? Science Says Longer Than We Think

Alcohol takes a rapid toll on the brain, as most of us know, and caution is well warranted about what we choose to do while under its influence. What isn’t so well known is the hit our brains take much later, after the booze has left the system.<p>The latest research on the topic was a meta-analysis …

Inside McCain's surprise eulogy invitation to Obama

<b>(CNN) —</b> A parting lesson in American civility from Sen. John McCain lies in the roster of leaders he personally selected to pay tribute at his memorial service Saturday at the National Cathedral.<p>It was a day in early April when Barack Obama received an unexpected call from McCain, who was battling …

The White House

McCain's choice of Russian dissident as pallbearer is final dig at Putin, Trump

Even in death, John McCain has one final burn planned for two of his biggest foes — Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump — at a moment when much of the world will be watching.<p>The Republican senator from Arizona, who planned his own funeral, chose Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza as one of the …

Warren Beatty

Stormy Daniels Isn’t Backing Down

BY THE TIME I knock on the door of Stormy Daniels’s room at the Roger Smith Hotel, a drab brown-brick tower in east midtown, she’s been holed up in New York for 24 hours, waiting to talk to prosecutors in the criminal investigation into President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Lately, if …

Fashion Shows

In closed-door meeting, Trump told Christian leaders he got rid of a law. He didn't.

Midterms 2018<p>In a closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders Monday night, President Donald Trump repeated his debunked claim that he had gotten "rid of" a law forbidding churches and charitable organizations from endorsing political candidates, according to recorded excerpts reviewed by NBC News.<p>…

Donald Trump