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Trump, master of the political insult, declines to chide Putin

WASHINGTON — In his nearly three years as president or a presidential candidate, Donald Trump has never been shy about openly criticizing others, including foreign leaders. He ripped into London’s mayor. He fired back at British Prime Minister Theresa May (initially tweeting at the wrong Theresa …

Kim Jong-un

Meet Yale professor who teaches a course on happiness

Lori Santos’ Psychology and the Good Life is one of the most popular classes on campus. She spoke to Megyn Kelly about strategies to improve happiness, like meditating, getting more sleep, having a gratitude journal and more. Two of Santos’ students also shared their biggest takeaways from the …

Megyn Kelly

Biden says he would have 'beat the hell out' of Trump in high school for disrespecting women

Former Vice President Joe Biden took fresh jabs at President Donald Trump on Tuesday while speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally, telling students …

Joe Biden

Trump’s congratulatory tone with Russia rings alarms for some

<b>The TAKE with Rick Klein</b><p>So President Donald Trump calls Vladimir Putin. And, according to the White House, Trump congratulates Putin and says he …

Donald Trump

Cambridge Analytica ex- employee agrees to interview with House Democrats

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee will soon have the opportunity to question the former employee who helped reveal that a political data …

Cambridge Analytica

Here's how police tracked the suspected Austin bomber

Reports say that investigators were aided by cell phone technology and store receipts.


Down Syndrome boy sues after Boy Scouts reject achievements

Logan Blythe was working on his Eagle Scout project to attain the organization's highest rank, Eagle Scout.

Down Syndrome

Ben Carson points the finger at his wife over $31G dining set

Housing Secretary Ben Carson pointed the finger at his wife and cited safety needs for the eye-watering cost of a $31,000 dining set for his …


What we know about Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt

The bomber who stoked fear in Austin over the last three weeks with a deadly rash of package explosions left behind a “treasure trove” of information …

Greg Abbott

EPA chief Pruitt exhausted $120G in taxpayer money for Italy trip

The beleaguered head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been burning through taxpayer money like an SUV guzzles gas, new documents show.<p>Scott …

Scott Pruitt

Ford wants to make old cars connected

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Transportation and Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Ford revealed earlier this week that its SmartLink vehicle accessory, which adds connectivity features to …

Internet of Things

Trump is furious and the White House is stunned over a damaging leak about his call with Putin

President Donald Trump is apparently fuming over a leak to the media about how he ignored advice from his national security advisers warning him to avoiding congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election victory during a phone call on Tuesday.<p>CNN reported Wednesday that Trump asked …

Donald Trump

How a Trump trade war with China could whack the U.S.

<i>Subscribe to POLITICO Money on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>President Donald Trump’s plan to slap as much as $60 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese goods could eventually trigger a trade war that slams American farmers, according to a leading expert on the U.S.-China …


What happens after China tariffs?

<b>WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE CHINA TARIFFS?</b> — The latest POLITICO Money podcast digs into whether President Trump’s planned tariffs on China are a good idea and what might happen after they go into effect.<p><b>David Dollar, a Brookings Institution fellow</b> and former U.S. Treasury envoy to Beijing, argues that …


Pressure mounts on Zuckerberg to talk Cambridge Analytica

<i>With help from John Hendel and Steven Overly</i><p><b>ZUCK TO TALK CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA —</b> As Congress ramps up calls for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on the bombshell Cambridge Analytica reports, he’s expected to address employees at the company during a question-and-answer session this Friday, The …

Cambridge Analytica

Ex-Playboy model's lawyer says her coming forward has nothing to do with politics

The lawyer representing former Playboy model Karen McDougal says his client’s decision to speak out about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump has nothing to do with politics.<p>“Let me be clear,” Peter Stris said. “Karen is a Republican. She voted for the president. She holds no ill will. …

Donald Trump

The Latest Cambridge Analytica Exposé Raises More Questions About Firm’s Role in the Trump Campaign

On Tuesday, Britain’s Channel 4 News showed the second part of its undercover exposé of Cambridge Analytica, the controversial political consulting firm that worked for the Trump campaign in 2016. In Part One, which aired on Monday, the firm’s British chief executive, Alexander Nix, was shown …

Mark Zuckerberg

‘The Worst Possible Nightmare’: Collecting the Voice’s Coverage of William Friedkin’s “Cruising”

2/12<p>In July 1979, Voice columnist Arthur Bell alerted readers to a new film by director William Friedkin (of “French Connection,” “The Exorcist,” and …

Al Pacino

India Just Warned Mark Zuckerberg That It Won’t Tolerate Foreign Firms Using Facebook To Influence Elections

India's IT minister also accused the main opposition party of having links with Cambridge Analytica.<p>India will not tolerate foreign firms using social media to influence its elections, the country’s Information and Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.<p>Prasad’s comments, made to …

Social Media

A Viral Otter Now Has Its Own Mascot That Is Also Incredibly Viral

Meet Chi-tan☆ again!<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Cute Animals

Colbert Mocks Trump for Congratulating “Murderous Dictator” Putin

“You gotta give Putin credit. He did win by the most made-up votes.”<p>Naturally, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> decision to congratulate <b>Vladimir Putin</b> on his recent election win didn’t go unnoticed by the late night set. Though Trump’s team tried to divert this drama by actually writing “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” on his …

Donald Trump

Barbara Jatta, the First Woman to Head the Vatican Museums, Is Bringing Change to the Eternal City

Now into her second year as director, Jatta looks to a future whose challenges include an ever-growing number of visitors and balancing what is timeless with the demands of the modern world.<p>The response was diplomatic, as you’d expect from someone long familiar with the Baroque folkways of the Holy …


White House Chief of Staff in a rage after leak reveals that Trump congratulated Putin against Cabinet advice

After Vladimir Putin stole another Russian election, Trump placed an official call to the Kremlin; his national security advisors' briefing notes for …

Donald Trump

It’s Time to Regulate the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg might believe the world is better without privacy. He’s wrong.<p>It will be fantastically satisfying to see the boy-genius flayed. All the politicians—ironically, in search of a viral moment—will lash Mark Zuckerberg from across the hearing room. They will corner Facebook’s founding …


China intellectual property filings soar, hard to judge if it plays fair: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - China is now a major producer of innovative technologies, nosing ahead of Japan to become the second biggest source of international patent applications, the United Nations said on Wednesday.<p>China's fast growth in intellectual property has led to accusations by U.S. President …


Construction at World Cup stadium in Samara still behind schedule, says FIFA

SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - FIFA warned on Wednesday that a huge amount of work still needs to be done to get the stadium in Samara ready for the World Cup which kicks off on June 14.<p>With less than three months remaining before the 45,000-seat venue is due to host a Group E match between Costa Rica …

FIFA World Cup

U.S. existing home sales jump in February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home sales surged in February, boosted by hefty gains in the South and West regions, but a chronic shortage of houses on the market remains an obstacle heading into the spring selling season.<p>The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing home sales …

Real Estate

U.S. budget plan cuts proposed funds for N.Y.-New Jersey tunnel: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deal to fund the U.S. government through the end of September is expected to include less funding than initially proposed for building a new train tunnel under the Hudson River connecting New York City and New Jersey, two people briefed on the talks said.<p>A congressional …

Elaine Chao

Attorney General tells prosecutors to seek death penalty in drug cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors on Wednesday to seek the death penalty in drug-related cases whenever it is legally permissible, saying the Justice Department must ramp up its efforts in the wake of the opioid epidemic.<p>Sessions' …

Jeff Sessions

Bombing suspect is dead, but why did he target Austin?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Suddenly, the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan doesn't feel so fun anymore.<p>Austin's beloved local motto — repeated with equal pride by college students and high-priced lobbyists, self-proclaimed slackers and 20-something tech hotshots -- isn't meant for things as sinister as the …

North America