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Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump's travel ban

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president's travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the U.S. should not be prevented from coming to the …

Immigration

Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election by embracing their shared nationalist impulses, departed the White House on Friday after a turbulent tenure shaping the fiery populism of the president’s first seven months in …

Donald Trump

White House aides wrestle with their own futures after Trump’s race comments

There is a strong feeling of unease among some White House officials, including economic adviser Gary Cohn.<p>White House aides are wrestling with how to respond to President Donald Trump’s defiant news conference on Tuesday in which he doubled down on his statement that “both sides” are to blame for …

Donald Trump

Beijing warns Pyongyang: You’re on your own if you go after the United States

BEIJING — China won’t come to North Korea’s aid if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned Friday — but it would intervene if Washington strikes first.<p>The Global Times newspaper is not an official mouthpiece of the Communist Party, but in …

North Korea

Justice Dept., Under Siege From Trump, Plows Ahead With His Agenda

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is at the Justice Department by 6:15 a.m., when he exercises on a treadmill near his fifth-floor office, showers in an adjoining bathroom, microwaves instant oatmeal and hand-washes the bowl, then prepares for a daily 8:20 a.m. meeting with his deputy, …

Donald Trump

U.S. Airstrike Kills Afghan Police Members; More Than A Dozen Killed

Afghan officials say 16 members of the Afghan National Security Forces died in a U.S. airstrike Friday, during operations against Taliban fighters in southern Helmand province. The U.S. says it is investigating the circumstances that led to the mistake.<p>Afghan media report that 16 members of the …

Afghanistan

McCain faces his greatest battle

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he's facing his toughest battle.<p>The Arizona Republican senator has often seemed indestructible, despite the best efforts of his Vietnam War jailers, an earlier bout with melanoma and a list of honorable political defeats. And now he …

Mccain

Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police called 911 twice to report hearing a possible rape

The Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend twice called 911 in the minutes before her death to summon officers to a possible rape near her home, according to police records released on Wednesday.<p>Relatives of the woman — Justine Damond, 40 — had previously …

Law Enforcement

Google just cracked one of the building blocks of web encryption (but don’t worry)

It’s all over for SHA-1<p>Today, Google made major waves in the cryptography world, announcing a public collision in the SHA-1 algorithm. It’s a deathblow to what was once one of the most popular algorithms in cryptography, and a crisis for anyone still using the function. The good news is, almost no …

A pause in the shouting: Obama, critics connect at CNN's town hall on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A president who has vowed to politicize gun control and critics who believe he's determined to confiscate their weapons came face-to-face Thursday in a rare respectful and reasoned interlude in one of America's most poisoned political debates.<p>For once, the nation's bitter, polarized …

Guns

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East