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Trump considering 25 percent tax on car imports, citing national security

President Donald Trump wants to put a 25 percent tariff on imports of automobiles under a similar authority that allowed him to slap duties on imports of steel and aluminum in order to protect U.S. national security, a senior administration official confirmed.<p>At Trump’s request, the Commerce …

Donald Trump

Night Owls May Be More Likely to Die, Get Diabetes

People who stay up late may have an increased risk of mortality and developing certain health problems, new research says.<p>Bad news, night people: If you routinely stay up late, you may be more likely to die, get diabetes, or develop a psychological illness.<p>A study published in the journal</i> …

The Latest: UN nixes Russian text on Syria gas attack probe

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the developments in Syria (all times local):<p>1:15 a.m.<p>The U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian resolution that would have welcomed an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into a suspected poison gas attack in the suburbs of …

Middle East

Trump signs proclamation directing troops to secure border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation directing the …

Immigration

Trade war escalates as China says it will impose tariffs on 128 U.S. exports, including pork and fruit

The Chinese government plans to immediately impose tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pork and certain fruits, a direct response to President Trump’s recent moves to pursue numerous trade restrictions against Beijing.<p>If U.S. goods become more expensive in China, Chinese buyers could opt to …

China

Expelling Diplomats, a Furious Kremlin Escalates a Crisis

MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday escalated a confrontation with Europe and the United States over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, saying it would expel 60 American diplomats and an unspecified number of envoys from other countries to retaliate for a mass expulsion of Russian diplomats …

Russia

Nato expels seven staff from Russian mission over Skripal poisoning

Nato chief says move sends ‘clear and very strong message there is a cost to Russia’s reckless actions’<p>Nato has announced it is cutting the size of its Russian mission by a third, removing accreditation from seven Russian staff and rejecting three other pending applications.<p>The Nato secretary …

Russia

Trump and Western Allies Expel Scores of Russians in Sweeping Rebuke Over U.K. Poisoning

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States on Monday, adding to a growing cascade of similar actions taken by western allies in response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.<p>Poland, Italy, Denmark, France and Germany were …

Russia

'No more' or we vote you out: students lead huge U.S. anti-gun rallies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chanting "never again," hundreds of thousands of young Americans and their supporters answered a call to action from survivors of last month's Florida high school massacre and rallied across the United States on Saturday to demand tighter gun laws.<p>In some of the biggest U.S. …

Guns

NCAA tournament: Loyola-Chicago holds off Nevada to reach the Elite Eight

ATLANTA — Maybe it was the power of Sister Jean. Or, more likely, it was Loyola-Chicago being able to run a layup-line offense with little resistance from Nevada.<p>Either way, the Ramblers are headed to the Elite Eight after winning their South Regional semifinal, 69-68, and running a surgical …

Udoka Azubuike

China responds to Trump tariffs with proposed list of 128 US products to target

The world's second-largest economy has responded to President Donald Trump's controversial trade tariffs.<p>China's commerce ministry proposed a list of …

China

In late-night drama, Senate passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown

Congress cleared a sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday and sent it to President Trump for his signature, staving off a government shutdown with less than 24 hours to spare.<p>Action by the Senate shortly before 1 a.m. capped a day of suspense, including the late-night revelation that the …

Military Spending

Amazon just passed Alphabet to become the world's second most valuable company

Amazon has passed Alphabet and now trails just Apple among the list of the world's most valuable companies.<p>The e-commerce giant rose 2.7 percent on …

Stock Markets

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

Buzzer beaters reign as Michigan stuns Houston; Loyola Chicago upsets Tennessee

Follow our live coverage of March Madness Day 4 here.<p>* * *<p><b>2018 NCAA tournament interactive bracket</b><p><b>Schedule and results | Top story lines | Tournament history</b><p>That was some kind of nightcap to end the third day of the NCAA tournament.<p>Michigan’s Jordan Poole, a freshman, knocked down a 25-footer as a …

College Sports

The Beauty and Horror of Blue Planet II

David Attenborough’s latest documentary gorgeously reveals the world’s oceans—and shows how badly humans are screwing them up.<p>“Never,” declares Sir David Attenborough in the first episode of <i>Blue Planet II</i>, his latest hallucinatory swath of masterpiece nature television, “has there been a more …

At Pennsylvania rally, Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Trump on Saturday again called for enacting the death penalty for drug dealers during a rally meant to bolster a struggling GOP candidate for a U.S. House seat here.<p>During the campaign event in this conservative western Pennsylvania district, the president also veered …

Donald Trump

Fundamentally Freund: Iceland's declaration of war on Judaism

Iceland’s authorities might as well hang a large sign in the arrivals terminal at Reykjavik airport saying, “No Jews or Muslims allowed.”<p>A general …

Trump proposes bonuses for teachers who get gun training

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training.<p>"These people are cowards. They're not going to walk into a school if 20% …

Donald Trump

Winner-Take-All Electoral Practice Faces Voter-Rights Challenge

Civil rights activists are challenging the legality of four states’ winner-take-all method of allocating U.S. presidential electoral college votes, …

Admiral warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China

The navy admiral nominated to be the next US ambassador to Australia has told Congress America must prepare for the possibility of war with China, and said it would rely on Australia to help uphold the international rules-based system in the Asia-Pacific.<p>In an excoriating assessment of China’s …

China

Brief government shutdown ends as Trump signs spending bill

President Trump ended the second government shutdown of his tenure early Friday morning, signing a sweeping spending bill hours after Congress backed the bipartisan budget deal that stands to add hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending on the military, domestic programs and disaster …

Republicans

With a Monday Vote Expected, Democrats Press to Release Their Own Memo

WASHINGTON — As Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee backed away on Sunday from President Trump’s claim that a newly released memo vindicates him in the Russia investigation, Democrats pressed for the release of their own classified rebuttal, with a vote expected on Monday on whether to …

Donald Trump

First Trump State of the Union Address Makes Appeal for Unity

WASHINGTON — President Trump challenged Democrats on Tuesday night to join him in overhauling immigration policies and in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure in his first State of the Union address.<p>Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Mr. Trump hailed what he called the “extraordinary …

Sexual Harassment

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Consciousness

Newly Discovered Egyptian Dinosaur Is "Holy Grail" of Fossils

"When I first saw pics of the fossils, my jaw hit the floor."<p>In Egypt, buried within a stretch of the Sahara Desert, paleontologists have unearthed a …

House votes to end government shutdown, sending legislation to Trump

Congress voted late Monday to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown, sending President Trump a short-term spending bill that passed after Senate Republican leaders pledged to act on immigration policy next month.<p>The House joined the Senate in passing the bill to fund the government …

Republicans

Everything you need to know about the federal government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning! Your federal government is officially shut down. Wonder how it all affects you? We've got <b>everything you need to know</b> about it in this special Saturday edition of CNN's 5 Things newsletter. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox every …

Health Care

What your daily routine should look like, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You can use their answers …

Humanity Will 'Touch the Sun' with the Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made

The most ambitious NASA mission you’ve never heard of.<p>Sun worship is a popular theme in human history, for good reason. Our local yellow dwarf star is the head of our solar family, the most influential body in our cosmic vicinity, and the midwife of all life on Earth. It's the biggest cheese for …

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