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Neil Gorsuch Has Web of Ties to Secretive Billionaire

WASHINGTON — The publicity-shy billionaire Philip F. Anschutz inherited an oil and gas firm and built it into an empire that has sprawled into telecommunications, railroads, real estate, resorts, sports teams, stadiums, movies and conservative publications like The Weekly Standard and The …

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Twitter hack fills high-profile accounts with Nazi references

A wide-ranging hack filled high-profile Twitter accounts with Nazi slogans on Wednesday.<p>The hack sent out tweets from the accounts. The tweets depicted a swastika and hashtags referring to Germany and the Netherlands as Nazi, along with a video of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan making a …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Russian agents, hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Russian intelligence agents and a pair of hired hackers have been charged in a devastating criminal breach at Yahoo that …

Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, the White House says

President Trump paid $38 million in federal taxes in 2005 on income of $153 million and reported a $105 million write-down in business losses, according to a copy of his tax return first revealed Tuesday night.<p>Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24 percent and saved millions of dollars in …

Donald Trump

Leave the Laptop at Home: My Mobile Editing Workflow in Iceland

My name is Dan Cook, I’m a landscape and nature photographer from the UK. The introduction of full resolution image transfer from camera to the …

Author who wrote heartbreaking 'dating profile' for her husband dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the prolific children's book author who wrote a devastating "Modern Love" column about her soon-to-be-widower husband, died in her home in Chicago on Monday from ovarian cancer. She was 51.<p>"Everything Amy did was life and love affirming," Amy Rennert, her longtime …

Books

Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing a storm of criticism over newly disclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, recused himself on Thursday from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.<p>His announcement, delivered …

Senate confirms Ben Carson as HUD secretary

The Senate has confirmed retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as housing secretary.<p>The vote was 58-41.<p>Carson will lead an agency of some 8,300 employees and a budget of about $47 billion.<p>Carson has no government or housing policy experience. Despite that, his …

Trump: Sessions 'did not say anything wrong'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump stood by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, releasing a statement saying Sessions did not make any misleading statements under oath during his confirmation hearings, but that he could have been more accurate in his responses to lawmakers.<p>"Jeff Sessions is an …

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Bill Paxton, actor in 'Twister' and 'Aliens,' dies at 61

<b>(CNN) —</b> Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "Twister," "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61.<p>"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," the …

North Korea killing: Kim Jong-nam pleaded for his life, say reports

The dead half-brother of Kim Jong-un said in a letter that his family had ‘nowhere to go’, South Korean politicians claim<p>Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s ruler, pleaded with his younger sibling to spare his life after he was forced into exile, according to two politicians in South …

An amazing moment in history: Donald Trump's press conference

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary denunciation Thursday of his critics, complaining he inherited a "mess" and slamming stories that his campaign was constantly in contact with Russia as "fake news."<p>Trump held court during a news conference that lasted an hour and …

Donald Trump

Judge denies request to halt Dakota Access pipeline work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to stop construction on the last stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, which is progressing much …

Acting attorney general declares Justice Department won’t defend Trump’s immigration order

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend challenges to President Trump’s immigration order temporarily banning entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world, declaring in a memo Monday …

Immigration

150-year-old Diorama Surprises Scientists With Human Remains

While restoring a taxidermy diorama, researchers discovered a human skull hidden inside a mannequin.<p>Generations of museum-goers have stood rapt before a 150-year-old taxidermy diorama that shows a simulated lion attack—and contains a real human skull.<p>At the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, …

awesome-picz: “ Japanese And Siberian Flying Squirrels Are Probably The Cutest Animals On Earth. ”

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Donald Trump claims none of those 3 to 5 million illegal votes were cast for him. Zero.

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>A lingering question when it comes to Donald Trump's baseless claims of massive voter fraud has been whether it could call into question his 2016 win. After all, if it's possible that 3 to 5 million illegal votes were cast, as Trump alleges, isn't it possible that such …

Mary Tyler Moore: A Life in Pictures

Cate Blanchett on Donald Trump's presidency: It's 'absurd and ridiculous'

Australian actor pulls no punches when appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show to promote Broadway play The Present<p>The Australian actor Cate Blanchett has described Donald Trump’s ascendancy as “absurd and ridiculous” during a spot on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she was promoting …

Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a meeting with US President Donald Trump that had been set for next week after renewed tensions erupted over Trump's plan to build a wall on the border.<p>"This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend …

Donald Trump

The migrant's trail: Hope, horror and hidden cameras

<b>Along the Arizona-Mexico border (CNN) —</b> Marisela Ramirez's hands tremble as she rubs them together to control the shaking. The dirt under her fingernails hints at the hardscrabble journey she's endured since leaving her home in southern Mexico weeks ago.<p>Ramirez is in Nogales on the Mexican side of …

Immigration

Butch Trucks, founding drummer of the Allman Brothers Band, dies at 69

<b>(CNN) —</b> Butch Trucks, a co-founder and drummer for the Allman Brothers Band, passed away Tuesday night at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, his booking agent, Page Stallings, told CNN. Trucks was 69.<p>Trucks fell in love with playing the drums as a young man -- despite his Baptist parents not …

Guitar

U.S. abortion rate drops to lowest level since Roe v. Wade

The abortion rate in the U.S. has dipped to its lowest level since the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 decision that legalized the procedure nationwide, a survey released Tuesday finds.<p>The abortion rate in 2014 was 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a …

U.S. antitrust agency sues Qualcomm over patent licensing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones.<p>The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce …

Third of breast cancer patients treated unnecessarily, study says

One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing that they're essentially harmless, according to a Danish study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, which has renewed debate over the …

Cancer

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Museums

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Trump asking Congress, not Mexico, to pay for border wall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that his preference is to fund the border wall through the appropriations process as soon as April, according to House Republican officials.<p>The move would break a key campaign promise …

Donald Trump

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