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Sound of Silence: Paul Simon bows out with final concert in Queens

Paul Simon ended his final concert tour under a moonlit sky on home turf on Saturday, telling an audience in a Queens park their cheers “mean more than you can know”.<p>Simon performed at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which he said was a 20-minute bicycle ride from where he grew up, ending the …

Paul Simon

White House leaks that Kavanaugh is struggling with questions about drinking and sex life in prep for hearings

White House leakers suggested over the weekend that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is struggling with questions about his personal life in …

The White House

Centuries-old shipwreck found in Portugal - CNN

<b>(CNN) —</b> Archeologists have found a centuries-old shipwreck off Portugal's coast near Lisbon, a local mayor's office said Saturday.<p>Aboard the ship, thought to have sunk between 1575 and 1625, divers found spices, including pepper; Chinese ceramics from the period; and cowries, a type of shell used …

Archaeology

Hillary Clinton Tells Colbert ‘I Never Had To Steal A Treaty’ Off Obama’s Desk

The former secretary of state discussed some serious topics on Stephen Colbert's show Friday.<p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has worn many hats over the course of her storied career, but one job she never had was babysitting a president.<p>Clinton appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen …

Hillary Clinton

North Carolina river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump …

Floods

Spooky Things That Have Happened Since They Opened That Sarcophagus in Egypt

<i>This summer, archeologists opened a mysterious sarcophagus that was discovered in Egypt. Ever since, some spooky things have been happening</i>.<p>The first spooky thing that happened is that I had to look up what the word “sarcophagus” meant and I normally am not interested in learning new things.<p>Next, I …

Archaeology

GOP Legislator Suspends Campaign After Accusation of Sexual Abuse by His Daughter

Click here for reuse options! Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach allegedly molested his daughter Laura for 12 years, starting when she was 9.On …

Real Estate

Obituary: “New Topographics” Photographer Henry Wessel, 76

Photographer Henry Wessel, who was part of the “New Topographics” movement of the 1970s, died September 20 at his Point Richmond, California home, …

San Francisco

Republican lawmaker ends re-election bid as daughter alleges childhood abuse

The Minnesota state representative Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter.<p>Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported the announcement came hours after the St Cloud Republican’s attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the …

Elections

Calls for Rosenstein’s removal explode on far-right sites

President Donald Trump’s hardline community supporters on Reddit want Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein fired over new allegations that he …

Donald Trump

Rust Belt States That Powered Trump Win Are Now Spurning Republicans

The same Rust Belt states that provided an election night shocker two years ago -- delivering the presidency to Donald Trump -- could hand Democrats …

Iowa

3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson has been arrested in Taiwan

The controversial 3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson has been arrested in Taiwan after authorities in Texas announced he was wanted on charges that he sexually assaulted a minor.<p>Wilson was arrested Friday evening<p>On Wednesday, Texas law enforcement announced that the 30-year-old Wilson was wanted for …

Cody Wilson

Vulnerable Republicans omit key detail in campaign ads touting their work on the opioid crisis

A closer look at their records shows they've backed proposals that undermine the fight against drug addiction.<p>When it comes to health care, …

Trump Administration

The NRA Spent Itself Into Debt Supporting Donald Trump

An audit of the National Rifle Association’s finances obtained by OpenSecrets shows the organization’s income from dues-paying members has been …

Donald Trump

Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS and other programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody -- including millions of dollars from programs like cancer research and HIV/AIDS prevention.<p>The …

Cancer

This Street Artist Paints Graffiti That's So Realistic It's Scary

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3D

Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A U.S. Citizen?

When people are crossing a U.S. border, they expect to be asked about their citizenship. But not when they're driving up the East Coast.<p>U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they're …

Civil Rights

Jordan Peele Will Enter 'The Twilight Zone' As Host Of CBS's Series Revival

The Oscar winner hopes the show will once again "hold a mirror up to society."<p>“Get Out” writer and director Jordan Peele will host and narrate a new “Twilight Zone” series, CBS announced on Thursday.<p>The Academy Award-winning writer said he was initially reluctant to join the project because filling …

Jordan Peele

Trevor Noah: 'Let's not add attempted rape to the list of stuff drunk boys do'

Late-night hosts discussed the allegation of sexual assault being leveled against the supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and how the Republican party has been handling it.<p>Trevor Noah<p>On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah made the observation that this isn’t the first time the US president has backed a …

Brett Kavanaugh

Ticketmaster is colluding with ticket scalpers and taking a cut, undercover report finds

Ticketmaster is now accused of running what looks like an underground ticket scalping project that may be driving up prices and costing consumers …

Ticketmaster

GOP donor busted for calling Obama a ‘Muslim n*gger’ — then repeatedly uses racial slurs to justify himself

A Republican donor complained that black comedians can use racial slurs but he can’t — despite his repeated use of the N-word on social media and …

Barack Obama

‘What Is Wrong With You?’: Trump Slammed For Tone-Deaf Comments To Storm Survivors

The president was called a "complete narcissist" for what he said to survivors of Hurricane Florence.<p>President Donald Trump made a number of eyebrow-raising comments on Wednesday as he visited North Carolina to survey the damage left behind by Hurricane Florence and meet with survivors. But critics …

Donald Trump

Trevor Noah has message for Trump, Kavanaugh supporters: 'Shame recognizes shame'

Trevor Noah shared a theory on Wednesday to explain why he believes President Donald Trump and GOP leaders in Congress will stand by Supreme Court …

U.S. Supreme Court

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo sent off, could miss Manchester United match

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus, leaving the Portugal star close to tears as he walked off the …

UEFA Champions League

Kavanaugh's accuser forced into hiding due to death threats

David used to be a Republican but not any more as he explains in his book Blinded by the Right : The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (which I didn’t …

Jeff Flake

Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a dozen people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors, alleging they were roughed up, pepper sprayed and illegally detained.<p>Federal lawsuits were filed Monday, a year to the day after the …

Civil Rights

Fear just sold more copies in its first week than any book in publisher's history

Who says the book business is dying?<p>Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that <i>Fear</i>, Bob Woodward’s blockbuster exposé of the day-to-day dysfunction in …

Michael Wolff

U.S. Housing-Market Trends Suggest Recession Around Election Time, 2020

Ten years ago, in September 2008, plunging home prices pushed Lehman Brothers into bankruptcy, fueling a financial crisis that sent the United …

House Prices

Watch: Island of fire ants floats through flood waters after Florence

Add one more potential threat for flooding victims in the wake of Hurricane Florence: floating islands of fire ants.<p>NBC News correspondent Gadi Schwartz captured a video posted to Twitter of a group of fire ants forming together to navigate flood waters in North Carolina after Florence dumped …

Floods

Anderson Cooper shreds 'idiotic' Donald Trump Jr. over phony Florence photo

Anderson Cooper is fed up with online conspiracy theorists and “cable news cranks looking to get into a mutually beneficial beef that will boost their ratings.”<p>The CNN host tore into Donald Trump Jr. on Monday night after the president’s son claimed that Cooper was faking the depths of floodwaters …

New York City