Angela Bruce

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Republicans look to make it easier to install Mattis as defense secretary

Republican leaders in the House and Senate are considering adding a measure to the upcoming year-end spending bill that would make it easier for retired Gen. James Mattis to be confirmed next year as Donald Trump’s secretary of defense.<p>Mattis needs an act of Congress to make him eligible to lead …

Headlines got you down? Try hanging out with 700 free-range rescued cats

So let's see. We're about to get a national security advisor who says it's OK to be afraid of Muslims, an attorney general once deemed too racially insensitive to be a judge and a presidential advisor whose website has empowered white nationalists to come crawling out from under their rocks.<p>If I …

These mashed potatoes are so good they’ll be the star of Thanksgiving dinner

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning mashed potatoes.</i><p>True to stereotype, my mother’s side of the family — …

Samsung is offering Note 7 owners up to $100 credit to return their phones

The Note 7 recall is now backed by the CPSC<p>The Galaxy Note 7 is officially dead but Samsung is still dealing with the fallout. The company's latest move is to offer financial incentives to US customers who might be unwisely hanging on to their devices.<p>Samsung's new Note 7 Refund & Exchange program …

Getty Images Asks Judge to Throw Out $1 Billion Copyright Lawsuit

Getty Images has filed their official response to Carol Highsmith’s highly-publicized $1 Billion copyright claim against the company. And the gist of …

Public Domain

Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn't actually make Pokémon Go

Nintendo shares have skyrocketed since <i>Pokémon Go</i>'s release and instant transformation into global cultural phenomenon, but they fell dramatically today after investors realized that Nintendo doesn't actually make the game. Nintendo put out a statement after the close of trading on Friday pointing …

Verizon agrees to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion

Wireless provider expects deal to be completed by early next year<p>Verizon today announced that it plans to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion, confirming a deal that was first reported last week. In a press release, the internet service provider said that Yahoo will be integrated with Aol, which …

The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian”

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film <i>Interstellar</i> for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: <i>The Martian</i>, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andy Weir.<p><i>The Martian</i> is written …

Space Science

We need to learn what 2,000 calories a day looks like to prevent diabetes | Ann Robinson

Sport also needs to return in schools, playing fields repurchased, cycling made safe and walking to school to become the norm<p>Diabetes is threatening to bankrupt the NHS after a 60% rise in cases in the past 10 years, according to Diabetes UK . But what’s behind that headline? Is it true? And can …

Diabetes

'The Gift' review: A thriller wrapped in suspense

A delayed-secret suspense thriller of unusual stealth, "The Gift" comes from actor and screenwriter Joel Edgerton, here making his feature directorial debut. Among this summer's worthwhile movies, this one faces a particular challenge, since its marketing campaign makes it look like a slasher …

Bin Laden plane crash caused avoiding microlight, investigators say

Private jet crash that killed four members of Osama Bin Laden's family crashed while attempting to land at Blackbushe Airport<p>Three members of the bin Laden family were killed after their plane avoided a microlight and then landed too far down the runway, air accident investigators have …

Taylor Swift Is Designing a Clothing Line, Sold in China on JD.com

More proof that there's nothing Taylor Swift can't do: The pop star will release a clothing line geared toward the Chinese market next month (she'll visit Shanghai with her 1989 tour in November). <i>Bloomberg reports</i> that the line of dresses, tops, and sweatshirts will be available on JD.com, the …

Ava DuVernay opens up about why she passed on directing Black Panther

For months, rumors swirled about Ava DuVernay potentially being on board to direct Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> — the first Marvel superhero movie to star a …

Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, eBay back Samsung in patent war with Apple

Silicon Valley companies rally around Samsung with supporting statement arguing that Apple’s patent litigation is damaging to the industry<p>Google, Facebook, Dell, HP, eBay and a collection of other large Silicon Valley companies have sided with Samsung in its battle over patents with Apple.<p>The …

Silicon Valley

Get up to speed on the Iran nuclear talks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Until word slipped out Monday that talks had hit a snag, all indications were that Iran and world powers negotiating to crimp the country's nuclear program might reach a deal any time.<p>If they do, it's huge news. If they don't? Maybe even bigger news.<p>But what is the deal? Who wants it? Who …

South Asia

Man charged in California kidnapping had bright resume

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matthew Muller had a resume built for success — a U.S. Marine veteran, Harvard Law School graduate and member of the California …

The Daily 202: Do not underestimate Jeb Bush

<b>THE BIG IDEA: Stop underestimating Jeb Bush.</b> As the former Florida governor prepares to officially announce his candidacy at 3 p.m. in Miami, his operation is beset by unfavorable comparisons to the juggernaut that George W. Bush built in 1999. That summer, the Texas governor was scaring candidates …

The Hard Work Of Waiting For A Hand Transplant

Kevin Lopez remembers exactly when he knew he wasn't like his friends and family.<p>"It just hit me one day," he says. It was the morning he was picking out a shirt to wear for his first day of sixth grade. "I just looked at myself and I realized I was different."<p>Kevin was born missing the fingers on …

5 Things You Should Never Do Before You Work Out

Hitting up the Indian food buffet, for one<p>Craft a killer playlist. Get dressed in your workout best. Perform a light warm-up. You know what to do to get ready for an awesome workout. But there are some things you should never—and we mean never, ever—do before a workout. Like these five …

A better night's sleep is all in your head

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep?<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50 million to 70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, …

Sleep

MERS Is No Reason to Close Schools, WHO Tells S. Korea

The World Health Organization is urging South Korea to re-open thousands of schools closed over MERS fears, saying the virus was unlikely to spread among healthy children.<p>But hospitals and clinics should strengthen infection control measures and health professionals should ask about MERS in anyone …

Texas police officer in pool party video identified

McKINNEY, Texas — The organizer of a pool party in Texas where a police officer's interactions with a 15-year-old girl were caught on video, said Sunday the police officer had "no reason" to act the way he did.<p>The seven-minute YouTube video shows Cpl. Eric Casebolt using profanity and aggressively …

Law Enforcement

Here's how inmates used helicopters, yoga and fruit to escape prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Prisons are supposed to be the most difficult buildings to escape from. Yet inmates still break free -- sometimes with dramatic helicopter stunts, sometimes just by slipping through the cracks (literally).<p>Here are some of the most bizarre prison breaks in history:<p>The chronic escapee<p>When …

Crime

Meet the Malala of Syria

Muzoon Almellehan is trying to convince parents to let their girls stay in school rather than marrying them off as child brides.<p>Fifty miles from the …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Food: The Newest Celebrity

Steak and pasta and salads aren't just sources of nutrition; they're also objects of wonderment, curiosity, and fantasy.<p>This week, <i>The New York Times</i> published an ode to the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. The staple of city breakfasts, though “designed to satisfy practical needs rather than …

Top Chef

Job openings hit 14-year high but hiring slows

The number of job openings in the U.S. reached a new 14-year high in February but hiring slowed slightly, the Labor Department said Tuesday.<p>Openings increased by 168,000 to 5.1 million, highest since January 2001, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).<p>The past couple of …

Employment

Boston bombing trial: Jurors send out questions during deliberations

<b>Boston (CNN) —</b> After weeks of dramatic and emotionally wrenching testimony in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, jurors deliberated for more than seven hours Tuesday.<p>But they haven't reached a verdict yet.<p>The jurors sent out two questions, which are scheduled to be addressed when they return to …