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Fatal NYC fire started by 3-year-old playing with stove, official says

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A 3-year-old boy's screams alerted his mother that a fire had erupted in their first-floor apartment in the Bronx on Thursday night. The boy had been playing with the burners on the kitchen stove, New York fire officials said Friday.<p>When the mother fled the burning apartment with …

New York City

On eve of Asia trip, Trump pays visit to Pearl Harbor

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a solemn visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor, a sacred journey for a commander-in-chief about to depart on an Asia trip that will be shadowed by fears of another international conflict.<p>Trump saluted Friday after entering …

Donald Trump

Selena Gomez and Francia Raísa open up about kidney transplant in NBC News exclusive

Selena Gomez and the friend who donated a kidney to her recently sat down for an exclusive NBC News interview to describe the emotional details that led to the procedure earlier this year.<p>The 25-year-old actress and pop star revealed in September that she had undergone a kidney transplant over the …

In Children's Storybooks, Realism Has Advantages

A few years ago, my daughter requested that her nightly lullaby be replaced with a bedtime story.<p>I was happy to comply, and promptly invented stories full of imaginary creatures in elaborate plots intended to convey some important lesson about patience or hard work or being kind to others.<p>But my …

Research

The Wedding Guest Dresses You’ll Wear Over and Over Again

There are those certain frocks that make a <i>statement</i>. You know, the ones you strategically decide to wear for taking full advantage of the …

Sneak Peek at Spring Flower Show in the UK: Pictures

Carmela Orefice

How to decorate Easter eggs using stuff you already have in your kitchen

Scrambling to get ready for Easter, and don't think there's time to hit the craft stores and dye eggs? Think again.<p>Awesome ingredients for dyeing and decorating eggstraordinary Easter eggs are as close as the kitchen cupboards, closets or desk drawer.<p><b>How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs, …

Kitchens

What Will Become of National Parks Under Republican Rule?

Soon you'll be able to visit the Tostitos™ Old Faithful.<p>Because I believe even at this late date that America's political system can walk and chew gum at the same time, I am not among those who believe that the torrent of news concerning the (alleged) possible Russian sublet in the White House …

National Parks

Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Mourns 'Deeply Beloved' Actor John Hurt

British actor John Hurt, who died Wednesday at 77, it was announced Friday, played more than 100 roles during his career, but his role as wand shop …

Film Industry

Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz and John Kasich are joining forces in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination.<p>Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements late Sunday saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and …

Government

Penguins on Maui? Yes, and you can join them on World Penguin Day

It's almost World Penguin Day! Maui seems an unlikely place to find penguins, but there they are -- and the island will be celebrating Monday with its seven black-footed penguins.<p>The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina is the only Hawaiian hotel with an on-site penguin habitat. Come party …

Maui

Kerry determines IS group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other …

Middle East