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As U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw, Here's What You Can And Can't Do

Since the diplomatic thaw with Cuba was first announced last December, the Obama administration has moved aggressively to ease restrictions on travel and trade. Looser rules were announced in January, and restrictions were eased further in September. But the Commerce and Treasury Departments can …


America's Fading Footprint in the Middle East

Despised by some, admired by others, the U.S. has been the Middle East’s principal power for decades, providing its allies with guidance and protection.

Now, however, with Russia and Iran thrusting themselves boldly into the region’s affairs, that special role seems to be melting away. As seasoned …

Middle East

2 suspects arrested in fatal shooting at Texas Southern University

(CNN) — Two people have been arrested in connection with a Friday morning fatal shooting outside student housing on the Texas Southern University campus, according to Jodi Silva, Houston Police public information officer.

Police are looking for a third suspect, she said at a press conference.

The …

Texas Southern University

12 reasons Luxembourg is the best country in the world

The small landlocked nation of Luxembourg is bordered by France, Germany, and Belgium, and while it is mostly known for its tax breaks for big companies, the tiny country has many perks to offer.

The area of the whole country is 998 square miles, and as of January it counted 562,958 …

European Travel

In Libya, the Islamic State’s black banner rises by the Mediterranean

BUGHREIN, Libya — At first, the Islamic State fighters confined themselves to charity work, holding contests for Koranic recitation and distributing money to help locals marry. In the initial months after they appeared in Sirte, the home town of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, early this …

Islamic State (ISIS)

First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

Washington (CNN) — A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.

Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran.

The U.S. …


Deadly School Shooting Came After Fight Between Students

A fight that broke out between two groups of students at Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus left one person dead and three hospitalized …


Honda's Power Exporter 9000 turns your electric car into the ultimate portable generator

Modern electric and fuel cell cars can store a huge amount of electricity. Honda's Power Exporter 9000 lets you use it for something other than …


China says opposed to parties entering territorial waters

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Friday it would not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation, as the United States considers sailing warships close to China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.

A U.S. defense official told Reuters on …


One dead, 3 injured in shooting at Northern Arizona University

One fraternity member was killed and three others wounded in a fight that escalated into a shooting early Friday near a Greek-life dorm at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.

The suspected gunman, 18-year-old freshman Steven Jones, has been charged with first-degree murder and three …


This Saudi prince now owns more of Twitter than Jack Dorsey does

A Saudi prince has increased his holdings in Twitter, making him the company’s second largest shareholder.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, who in 2011 invested $300 million in the social network, now owns 34.9 million shares of Twitter’s common stock, according to a new regulatory …


AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear black market seeks IS extremists

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CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.

It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at …


Ben Carson Draws Gasps From Crowd, Glares From Hosts as He Takes Strong Anti-Abortion Stand on ‘The View’

Famed neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson faced-off against the women of “The View” on Tuesday after he decried abortion and said that “we’re killing babies all over the place.”

“In my case, I spent my entire career trying to preserve life and give people quality of life,” he …

Ben Carson

El Faro, Cargo Ship Carrying 28 Americans, Believed to Have Sunk

A cargo ship missing since Thursday with 33 crew members on board was believed to have sunk 15,000 feet in the teeth of Hurricane Joaquin, which began strengthening and moving closer to its path almost as soon as it set to sea.

The search was continuing, Coast Guard Capt. Mike Fedor said. One …

Cargo Ships

‘God Will Judge Our Country for This’: Evangelist Franklin Graham Goes After Obama for ‘Celebrating Sin’

Evangelist Franklin Graham said that both he and his father, famed preacher Billy Graham, are most concerned about the “moral decline” that they see in American culture, accusing the Obama administration of “celebrating sin” in a recent interview with The Church Boys podcast.

“Our country has changed …

Franklin Graham

'RoboHon' is the tiny robot smartphone you never knew you needed

Watch the teaser video after the break. Skip along then come back to me. Sharp's RoboHon is so damn adorable, I can't look away from this kawaii singularity. This robot smartphone may be cute, but it's also jammed full of skills and features. A projector, articulated animated arms and legs, …


The new Roku does 4K and finds the remote for you

It's clearly video-streaming box season. Apple finally dropped an updated Apple TV, the Chromecast got all colorful and the Fire TV upped its resolution to 4K. Now it's Roku's turn with the new Roku 4. The flatter and wider set-top box sports 4K, has a remote locator (YES!), an updated OS and a …

Home Cinema

A Weekend of Shootings in New York City, Enduring Pain for Families

From Long Island City to Morris Heights to Bedford-Stuyvesant, the final weekend of May was a violent one in New York City.

A 22-year-old man who hoped to become a police detective was fatally shot near his home in the Bronx after a fight. Another 22-year-old, an aspiring chef who ate dinner every …

New York City

This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year

This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy—along with human labor.

When a sprawling new "vegetable factory" opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically carry …


Cargo ship likely sank during hurricane, Coast Guard says

Shortly before her hulking cargo ship, the El Faro, vanished in 40-foot waves with a single emergency ping, a young crew member named Danielle Randolph sent her mother one last e-mail: “There is a hurricane out here and we are heading straight into it.”

On Monday, after a four-day hunt for the lost …


In Effort to ‘Stop the Insanity,’ a Fed-Up O’Reilly Suggests ‘What Should Happen in the Gun Arena’

Bill O’Reilly skewered the talking points of Democratic politicians Monday night, contending that no amount of gun control can prevent a criminal or madman from committing heinous acts of murder.

The Fox News host noted that there are more than 300 million civilian-owned firearms in circulation …


Guatemala landslide death toll rises to 186

(CNN) — The death toll from a massive landslide that covered much of a small village in Guatemala continues to rise.

By Tuesday night, rescuers had recovered the bodies of 186 people in El Cambray, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Guatemala City, Guatemala's public ministry tweeted.

Many more …


‘How Can They Have Prevented This?’: Manifesto Reveals Oregon Shooter’s Chilling Answer

Excerpts of the manifesto authored by the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college last week emerged Monday.

Witnesses said the 26-year-old shooter spared the life of a student and handed the person an envelope containing a flash drive that is now in the possession of …


South Carolina flooding: Dams breached, more trouble ahead

(CNN) — The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested.

"We still have to be cautious," Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. "The next 36 to 48 hours are going …

South Carolina

California governor signs 'right to die' bill

(CNN) — As California Gov. Jerry Brown pointed out Monday, ABX2 15 is not just any other piece of legislation: By definition, it's a matter of life and death.

"The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a dying person to end his life," Brown …

Right to Die

Homeowner Stunned by Language on HOA Notice About Her American Flag — Now She’s Fighting Back

Erin Worthen, of Murray, Utah, never really thought of the American flag as any sort of “holiday decoration.”

You can imagine her surprise when her homeowners association recently told her that she could only fly the flag within ten days of a holiday.

Now, she’s speaking out against the policy on the …

American Flag

U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reach deal on massive trade accord

The intense final hours of negotiations to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal came down to granular, last-minute disputes over milk imports, drug patents and origin of car parts.

But the seven-year effort by the U.S. was always about something much bigger: embedding an American-led …


Oregon shooting: Medical examiner rules gunman killed self, sheriff says

Roseburg, Oregon (CNN) — Chris Harper-Mercer, the shooter behind the deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, apparently committed suicide after exchanging gunfire with officers, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Saturday.

A timeline released by investigators shows that …


‘It’s happening’: For Oregon students, years of drills become tragically real

ROSEBURG, Ore. — They entered their writing class on Thursday morning with their lives in full transition, a group of students beginning their fourth day of school. In came Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, 16, who had recently studied to pass her GED. “Now on to college!!!” she had texted to a friend. In came …


In One Photo, Ben Carson Makes Powerful Statement Amid Reports Oregon Shooter Targeted Christians

Presidential candidate Ben Carson posted a photo Friday to Facebook that shows him holding a sign with a simple, four-word message: “I am a Christian.”

The post was widely circulated online, amassing 70,000 shares and more than a half-a-million likes in the hours it had been published.

Carson also …

Ben Carson