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President Trump Thinks He Is a King

The president believes he is above the law. That’s the takeaway from the confidential 20-page memo sent by President Trump’s lawyers to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, published over the weekend by The Times. And it’s the same sentiment that Rudy Giuliani expressed on Sunday when he suggested …

Donald Trump

Feeling disgust helps us stay healthy, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Disgust is our guardian: Though most of us would rather not feel this unpleasant emotion, it helps us avoid disease and infection, new research suggests.<p>Long before microscopes revealed unseen germs and parasites, humans developed a system of disgust, with six basic triggers warning us to …

Public Health

Trump’s legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny

A clear and present danger to the rule of law.<p>Essentially all presidents sooner or later end up commissioning lawyers to put forward an expansive view of presidential power, but those lawyers take pains to argue that they are <i>not</i> making the case for a totally unchecked executive whose existence …

Donald Trump

The Californization of America

SOQUEL, Calif. — Across the country, Democrats are winning primaries by promoting policies like universal health insurance and guaranteed income — ideas once laughed off as things that work only on the “Left Coast.”<p>At the same time, national politicians from both sides are finally putting front and …

Hillary Clinton

Scientists Just 3D Printed a Human Cornea Using Stem Cells

These 3d printed artificial corneas could help millions restore their vision.<p>Researchers have created the most advanced artificial cornea ever using 3D printing and human stem cells. The technology, if successfully developed, could help millions of people around the world see a clearer future.<p>The …

Stem Cells

A story of survival: New York’s last remaining independent bookshops

Years ago, a friend invited me to something called Brazenhead Books, only she didn’t call it that. She, like everyone else, called it “the secret bookstore”. Except it wasn’t a bookshop so much as a small apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, deliriously overstuffed with paperbacks and presided …

Books

Medics kept asking to go in and rescue the wounded during the Parkland school shooting. They kept being told no

Inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, children lay dying. Outside, the Coral Springs deputy fire chief repeatedly asked a Broward sheriff’s commander for permission to send his medics inside the school but was rebuffed.<p>“The incident commander advised me: ‘She would have to check,’” Deputy Chief …

Crime

‘How can they walk away with millions and leave workers with zero?’: Toys R Us workers say they deserve severance

Toys R Us isn’t paying severance to its 30,000 workers who will lose their jobs as the retailer shuts down, even though it doled out millions in executive bonuses a week before it filed for bankruptcy. Now, some workers are calling on lawmakers to create new rules that would require bankrupt …

Private Equity

Groom with cerebral palsy breaks down into tears at wedding, feared he'd never date due to disorder

A groom, who once hesitated telling his bride that he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy for fear she'd reject him, broke down into tears when he saw …

Palsy

Prostate cancer breakthrough as new drug keeps men with previously 'untreatable' cases alive

Men with previously “untreatable” prostate cancer are being kept alive by a new drug in what experts believe may be a breakthrough for patients with the worst form of the disease.<p>A British trial has for the first time shown that state-of-the art immunotherapy can be used to target prostate …

Cancer

Bernie Sanders Slams Disney For Pulling $9B In Profit While Most Of Its Employees Can’t Afford Basic Needs

According to a recent survey, many Disneyland theme park workers aren't earning enough to pay for food and rent, with over a tenth of the surveyed …

Bernie Sanders

A teenage husband and wife are now behind bars and accused of murder

Police claim they found text messages between Nicholas Shaugnhessy and Jacklyn Edison and that Nicholas allegedly reached out to a confidential …

Crime

Tchaikovsky and the secret gay loves censors tried to hide

The words are tender and passionate, describing in raw detail the powerful emotions felt by one of the world’s best-loved composers. But until now some of the letters of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, in which he tells of his sexual desires, have been hidden from the world because the objects of those …

Literature

Dog dies during Delta Air Lines layover in Michigan

<b>(CNN) —</b> A dog being flown by Delta Air Lines from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey, died during the trip Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for the airline.<p>The owners, Michael Dellegrazie and his girlfriend, were traveling from Phoenix to New York and decided to put their 8-year-old Pomeranian, …

Delta Airlines

'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Cyclist From Muggers

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays detective Sherlock Holmes in the television series <i>Sherlock</i>, foiled an attempted robbery by fighting off a gang of muggers in London. The attack occurred near his fictional character's home on Baker Street.<p>Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Hunter, were riding in …

Marvel Universe

‘Speed dating’: Critics worry Trump is already handing propaganda victories to North Korea

When former president Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea in 2009 on a humanitarian mission to free two U.S. journalists, he delivered strict instructions to his team ahead of their meeting with dictator Kim Jong Il: “We’re not smiling.”<p>In several photos, including a formal portrait with their …

North Korea

Bob Corker says GOP senators are working on plan to 'push back' on Trump policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bob Corker said Saturday that he is working with other Senate Republicans on an effort to "push back" on President Donald Trump's use of authority "in ways never intended and that are damaging to our country and our allies."<p>Earlier Saturday, the Tennessee Republican tweeted …

Donald Trump

Psychiatrist in JonBenét Ramsey case among 4 people killed in Arizona

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killings of three people this week in Arizona are thought to be related and authorities are investigating the death of a fourth person to see whether it is connected, Scottsdale Sgt. Ben Hoster said Saturday.<p>The victims include famed forensic psychiatrist Steven Pitt, who was involved …

Crime

USC president steps down in wake of lawsuits against school, gynecologist

<b>(CNN) —</b> University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias has agreed to step down following a scandal involving a former campus gynecologist accused of sexual misconduct and using racist language during exams.<p>In a tweet Friday, USC said the school and Nikias "have agreed to begin an …

Hawaii street swallowed by 'lava tide' as many more homes burn

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A tide of molten rock turned a Hawaii street into a volcanic wasteland on Friday as the number of homes destroyed by the erupting Kilauea volcano soared and authorities told residents to flee a surge of lava heading towards them.<p>The destructive fury of the erupting Kilauea …

Kilauea

South Koreans expect US-North Korea summit to take place 'eventually' despite cancellation

Many South Koreans were shocked when President Trump called off the June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Many also believe …

Parents of confessed school shooter sued over massacre

The parents of confessed Texas school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis are being blamed for his deadly massacre — with at least one victim’s family …

Elon Musk, the Donald of Silicon Valley

He is prone to unhinged Twitter eruptions. He can’t handle criticism. He scolds the news media for its purported dishonesty and threatens to create a Soviet-like apparatus to keep tabs on it. He suckers people to fork over cash in exchange for promises he hasn’t kept. He’s a billionaire whose …

Silicon Valley

Family says 13-year-old victim in Noblesville school shooting is critical but stable

INDIANAPOLIS — The 13-year-old girl injured in the Noblesville West Middle School shooting is in critical but stable condition, according to a family statement released to some media outlets late Friday night.<p>The teen was identified in the statement as Ella Whistler and her parents said they will …

Middle School

The 'forgotten people': When death came to the Torres Strait

<b>Thursday Island, Australia (CNN) —</b> Milton Savage sits on the porch of his cement board house on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of Australia's northern tip.<p>Shaded by a lush tropical garden, Savage is stripped to the waist in a pair of footy shorts. He sips …

No campaign counted on rural votes but early exit polls suggest they didn’t swing their way<p>Ruth Shaw was one of hundreds, perhaps thousands of Irish voters who flew home or stayed home, cancelled holidays or came back early, so they could cast a vote to end Ireland’s decades-old ban on …

Ireland

FBI says Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic.<p>The US law enforcement agency urged the owners of many brands of routers to turn them off and on again and download …

Routers

Key US allies 'perplexed' as Trump treats friends like enemies

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's decision to cancel his historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un left South Korea's President "perplexed" and sparked angry protests in Seoul. One sign read: "We condemn Trump."<p>Welcome to life these days as a close US ally.<p>Under the 45th President, …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Hawaii resident credits friend with saving his home from lava bombs

<b>(CNN) —</b> A couple of weeks ago, Steve Hill's family packed up their furniture and valuables and left their property on Hawaii's Big Island for the mainland.<p>On their deck, the Hill family left a single shot of gin for Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes -- convinced the lava erupting from …

Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Everybody plays games," President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track.<p>His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea's nuclear weapons …

North Korea