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Terminal breast cancer patient now cancer-free, thanks to experimental therapy

Judy Perkins' prognosis was grim: The breast cancer had spread to her chest and liver.<p>"I came to realize that I was going to die, and that's where my mind was," the 52-year old from Florida told CBS News.<p>But today, 2-years cancer-free, Perkins is being hailed as a success story in an experimental, …

Cancer

Trump Sent Judges to the Border. Many Had Nothing to Do.

The administration's plan to speed up deportations and reduce the immigration court backlog might be making things worse.<p>On September 4, immigration judge Denise Slavin followed orders from the Department of Justice to drop everything and travel to the U.S.-Mexico border. She would be leaving …

Saudi women allowed to drive in latest reform push by prince

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's surprise decision to grant women the right to drive rattled society in the kingdom on Wednesday, bringing …

Republicans Prepare to Unveil Expensive Tax Reform Outline

WASHINGTON — Republicans are preparing to release the framework of their tax reform proposal on Wednesday, the result of months of work by congressional leaders and the Trump administration. Early details obtained by NBC News reveal that the large tax breaks for corporations and individuals will be …

Republicans

Puerto Ricans still waiting for aid a week after Maria's devastation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Puerto Rico's governor said officials were working to get food, fuel and water "everywhere on the island" as millions of people continued to suffer without the basics and reports emerged of vital supplies stranded at Puerto Rico's main port.<p>About 97% of the US commonwealth's 3.4 million …

Caribbean

Senate intel leaders send a blunt message to Trump team

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate intelligence committee leaders had a larger goal in mind when they abruptly scrapped a closed-door interview on Tuesday morning with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen: Stop Trump officials from talking about their testimony.<p>Senate intelligence chairman Richard …

Elephants Rescue Hundreds of People From Floods

Video shows the captive elephants being used to wade through deadly flood waters.<p>One of India's most revered animals is helping to rescue those affected by one of the region's worst incidences of flooding.<p>The Associated Press has reported over 250 killed, and thousands more affected. The Red Cross …

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education

An Unusually Large Wildfire Has Burned for Weeks in Icy Greenland

There's something curious happening in icy Greenland: a wildfire that has been burning for weeks.<p>The wildfire appears to be historic in both its size and its duration, but no one can say for sure — because Greenland doesn't have longstanding records of fires. Officials haven't had much of a need …

Global Warming

Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

Last week, NPR had a story that garnered a huge response from listeners and Shots readers.<p>The story was on a medical condition that causes a soft, bulging belly, sometimes referred to as "mommy pooch" or "mummy tummy," because it's especially common among women in the months after they give birth. …

Muscle

Dangerous Heat to Blanket Southwest U.S.

Dangerously hot temperatures were again forecast for California and the desert Southwest on Tuesday, where records could fall in a heat wave that the National Weather Service described as "extreme even by desert standards."<p>Excessive heat warnings were in effect for Tuesday — just in time for the …

Weather

29 Of The Prettiest Ways To Keep Your Home Organized

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Trump’s campaign manager now seeks to lobby White House on behalf of foreign clients — after promising he wouldn’t

<b>Corey Lewandowski (Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich)</b><p>Corey Lewandowski’s new lobbying firm, aka “Trump’s K Street Office,” had said it wouldn’t rep foreign interests<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>April 3, 2017 8:35pm (UTC)<p>One of President Donald Trump's first executive orders barred political appointees from his …

New details emerge about 2014 Russian hack of the State Department: It was ‘hand to hand combat’

By Ellen Nakashima<p>, Reporter<p>Over a 24-hour period, top U.S. cyber defenders engaged in a pitched battle with Russian hackers who had breached the unclassified State Department computer system and displayed an unprecedented level of aggression that experts warn is likely to be turned against the …

Cybersecurity

Fox News hit with new Ailes harassment suit in wake of O'Reilly bombshell

Still reeling from a bombshell report about its biggest star, Fox News on Monday was hit with a lawsuit filed by a contributor who accuses the network's founder, Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment.<p>In the lawsuit, Julie Roginsky alleges that Ailes advised her to "engage in sexual relationships with …

Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

With an oversized check for $78,333, written to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday took the first step in fulfilling President Trump's pledge to give away his presidential salary.<p>Spicer said that the sum equaled Trump's salary for the first quarter of 2017, …

11 Vibrant Recipes To Ring In Spring

At last, spring has sprung! Birds, buds, butterflies — and, most importantly, a new slew of fresh seasonal produce: crisp asparagus, bright berries, sweet peas, fresh mint, and more. From Strawberries & Oranges in Citrus Syrup to Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, these recipes are a delicious …

Food

Health care defeat is a brutal loss for Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a …

Paul Ryan

Putin Meets Marine Le Pen in Moscow, Denies French Election Interference

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia's ability to sway the outcome of the vote.<p>President Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. …

Russia

DOJ Asks for More Time After House Intel Committee Asks for Wiretap Evidence

The top lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee have asked the Justice Department to turn over by Monday any evidence showing Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 presidential race — an explosive accusation President Trump leveled at former President Obama without providing proof.<p>The …

Donald Trump

"American Crime" Takes On Farming And Illegal Immigration With An Unsparing Lens

As in its past two seasons, ABC's anthology series <i>American Crime</i> opens with a timely and provocative image. In a nondescript desert near the U.S./Mexican border, a group of men and women are being smuggled into the United States. They manage to cut through a gap in the wall that already divides the …

EPA withdraws request for methane data

<b>President Donald Trump signs the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>EPA withdrew a request for methane emission info from 15,000 companies nationwide<p>Bobby Magill<p>March 12, 2017 1:08am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate …

Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

It all started in the shower. Tucker Lane looked down, and there they were.<p>"Two ticks, on my right hip, directly next to each other," he says.<p>At the time, Lane didn't think much about it. He grew up on Cape Cod. Ticks are everywhere there in the summer. "Just another tick bite. Not a big deal," he …

Trump voters would be among the biggest losers in Republicans' Obamacare replacement plan

Americans who swept President Trump to victory — lower-income, older voters in conservative, rural parts of the country — stand to lose the most in federal healthcare aid under a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Times analysis of county voting and tax …

Health Care

TVs spying on us is just the tip of the iceberg. Is Congress ready to act? | Michael E Capuano

I have filed bills over the years to protect a little of what is left of our privacy but so far, few have paid attention. Maybe, finally, that will change now<p>As the FBI director, James Comey, recently said: “There is no such thing as absolute privacy.” The newly leaked CIA files raised a few …

With the latest WikiLeaks revelations about the CIA – is privacy really dead?

In the wake of James Comey’s declaration that there’s no privacy in America and more WikiLeaks disclosures, do the law and technology prove him right?<p>In the week that WikiLeaks revealed the CIA and MI5 have an armoury of surveillance tools that can spy on people through their smart TVs, cars and …

Among Questions for Trump on Iran: What About American Prisoners?

President Trump and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran have made no secret of their mutual contempt, raising fears of possible armed confrontation and doubts about the nuclear agreement reached under Mr. Trump’s predecessor.<p>Equally uncertain are the fates of at least seven people in Iran, five of them …

AT&T Customers Can Now Call 911 Again After a 'Nationwide Outage'

The second biggest U.S. wireless carrier AT&T said its mobile phone service to 911 emergency dispatchers was restored on Wednesday evening after what …

'You were supposed to die tonight': US anti-terror strategy linked to torture in Africa

Security forces funded by US are accused of human rights abuses including summary executions and disappearances<p>Just before his torturers pushed him out of the van, barely conscious, on to the Nairobi pavement, Abdi was told he was one of the lucky ones: “You were supposed to die tonight.”<p>The …

White House: Trump unaware of Flynn's foreign agent work

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was not aware that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had worked to further the interests …

Donald Trump