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The Latest: Syrian-Americans express anger over missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local):<p>9:40 p.m.<p>Syrian-Americans have expressed anger at the missile strike on their homeland as they celebrated their country's independence day at a rally in Pennsylvania.<p>The Morning Call of Allentown reports a crowd of …

Middle East

Shut up and spread the word: 'A Quiet Place' is a thrillingly intelligent monster movie

I can't recall the last time I found myself caring as intently for the characters in a horror picture as I did for the family in "A Quiet Place," the sensationally gripping and emotional new alien-invasion thriller from the actor and writer-director John Krasinski. The sheer levels of sympathetic …

Horror

Russia Presses Trump for White House Meeting With Putin

MOSCOW — Russia sought to move beyond last week’s diplomatic confrontation with the West on Monday by pressing President Trump for a White House meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin that would undercut the perception that the angry reaction to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain …

Russia

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

Trade Clash Hits Markets Everywhere But Where It Really Counts

Even as the world’s two largest economies clash over international commerce, the asset class that directly influences the terms of trade between …

Stock Markets

U.S. Metal-Tariffs Showdown at WTO to Shake World Trade Order

Move over Russia, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. The U.S. looks set to join the group of countries embroiled in disputes at the World Trade Organization …

National Security

Trade War Rips Through Farm World; Soybean, Hog Prices Fall

Soybean and hog futures fell after China slapped reciprocal tariffs on U.S. imports, putting commodities in the crossfire of an escalating trade …

Exports

The week Facebook's value plunged $58bn

<b>Facebook ended the week $58bn lower in value after its handling of a historic data breach.</b><p>Its founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised for data breaches that affected 50 million users.<p>The apology did not stop investors from selling shares in Facebook, with many wondering just how bad the damage would be …

Social Media

They survived a school shooting only to wage battle in some of the nastiest corners of the Internet

PARKLAND, Fla. — In person, Sarah Chadwick and Jaclyn Corin are fierce. And young.<p>Meeting Sunday outside the Yogurtology shop two blocks from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, these two mass shooting survivors wore matching gym shorts and lanyards. Chadwick’s had a koala clipped on.<p>I don’t mean …

Social Media

Interior Dept. explains $139K doors for secretary's office

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The doors to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's office are getting a nearly $139,000 upgrade.<p>The Interior Department confirmed the project Thursday, saying it is both necessary to replace old doors that are in "disrepair" and attributing the high cost to the historical nature of the …

Ben Carson

Massive Envelope Font, a Trio of Weinstein Accusers Presenting, and More From Backstage at the 2018 Oscar Rehearsals

On the scene as the Academy prepares for its first post-#MeToo ceremony.<p>If there’s one thing Oscar presenters can be sure of this year, it’s that the winners’ envelopes will be easier to read than a large-print edition of <i>Reader’s Digest</i>.<p>“This is what the envelope will look like,” stage manager <b>Gary</b> …

The Harvey Weinstein Joke That Killed at the Independent Spirit Awards

Hosts John Mulaney and Nick Kroll took no prisoners in their opening monologue: “Last year, everyone famous died. This year, everyone famous wishes they were dead.”<p>It was a wet and cold affair at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, where a rainstorm caused the show’s constructed floor—as …

Trump Wanted to Start a Trade War Because He Was Mad Jared Kushner Couldn't Get a Security Clearance

The president ordered tariffs on aluminum and steel because he got in his feelings.<p>When Donald Trump declared that he'd be imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, it shook markets around the world and prompted many members of his own party to warn that he was liable to set off a trade war. …

Eight dead, streets flooded, cities paralyzed by massive East Coast storm

QUINCY, Mass. — For two days, a deadly nor’easter turned a thousand-mile stretch of the East Coast into a wind tunnel, leaving millions without power, paralyzing flooded cities and towns and claiming the lives of at least eight people — some of whom had tried in vain to take shelter from …

Weather

Trump pushes Congress for broad bill on guns after school shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday went his furthest yet toward endorsing restrictions on gun sales, bucking Republican Party orthodoxy as he challenged lawmakers to go big on legislation he said would help prevent more school shootings.<p>Trump said he wanted to go beyond …

Donald Trump

French Olympic Ice Dancers Make Skating as Ethereal as Ballet

The Olympics ice dancing competition came down to a dress.<p>On Monday night, the French team of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took the silver medal while Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the gold. The back story, which everyone probably knows by now, is that near the start of the …

Dancing

Nasty, Brutish and Trump

On Wednesday, after listening to the heart-rending stories of those who lost children and friends in the Parkland school shooting — while holding a cue card with empathetic-sounding phrases — Donald Trump proposed his answer: arming schoolteachers.<p>It says something about the state of our national …

Guns

An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — When David Chang tells you to eat something, I figured, you should probably go eat it.<p>I’d been talking to Chang, the famed chef and a fellow Korean-American, about the Olympics in South Korea, where he spent 10 days this month working as a sort of culinary correspondent for …

Korean Food

Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides

<i>(This story published Wednesday afternoon, was updated Thursday morning and Friday afternoon.)</i><p>While the Eastern United States simmered in some of its warmest February weather ever recorded Tuesday and Wednesday, the Arctic is also stewing in temperatures more than 45 degrees above normal. This …

Global Warming

'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow': Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 election

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump questioned the intensifying special counsel investigation of his 2016 campaign and his administration while attacking his own national security adviser, the FBI, Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama, Democrats in Congress, CNN and others in a …

Donald Trump

What Can’t Be Debated on Campus

Pilloried for her politically incorrect views, University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax asks if it’s still possible to have substantive arguments about divisive issues.<p>There is a lot of abstract talk these days on American college campuses about free speech and the values of free inquiry, …

University of Pennsylvania

New Rampage trailer has The Rock battling, befriending giant monsters

A better look at the movie’s version of George, Lizzie and Ralph<p>Warner Bros.’ movie based on the classic video game <i>Rampage</i> will pit Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson against a trio of genetically modified monsters when it hits movie theaters this April. A new trailer for <i>Rampage</i> offers a better look at …

Pacific Rim Uprising’s new trailer brings with it a menacing monster

The Kaiju reign<p>A new trailer for <i>Pacific Rim Uprising</i> celebrates one of the franchise’s coolest aspects: the Kaiju.<p>About halfway through the new trailer, an electrifying (literally) Kaiju can be seen taking on an equally monstrously sized Jaeger. The clash between the two towering figures promises …

Chris Rock’s Netflix Special Is The Standup Comeback You’ve Been Waiting For

After some disappointing recent comebacks (cough, Dave Chappelle, cough), Rock’s brand-new “Tamborine” delivers on the comic’s promise.<p>Netflix’s approach to cornering the standup comedy market has been, shall we say, <i>aggressive</i>. The monolithic streaming platform has commissioned hours from just …

Comedy

Black Panther is a joyous game changer for Marvel

The movie soars on the spirit of its heroes and its villain.<p>Black Panther has been an Avenger for the past 50 years, created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1966. What Kirby and Lee created, and what subsequent writers and artists have since refined, is one of the smartest and most powerful members …

Marvel Universe

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

Drake Revives British Drama 'Top Boy' as Netflix Original Series (Exclusive)

LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment will also executive produce the show, which will bow in 2019.<p>Drake is reviving one of his favorite TV …

Entertainment

Drake's Hotline to Hollywood: Inside an Ambitious Push Into Film and TV

At home in Toronto with music's reigning (and restless) hitmaker as he shifts his focus to new projects with Netflix and Apple and unveils plans to …

Lil Wayne