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'Zootopia' is still king of the box office jungle, besting '10 Cloverfield Lane' and all other rivals

The animal kingdom continues to reign at the box office, as the animated film "Zootopia" easily beat out fresh competition to claim the No. 1 spot for the second weekend in a row.<p>The critically acclaimed film about an animal-ruled metropolis grossed a robust $50 million during its second weekend in …

Record-Shattering February Warmth Bakes Alaska, Arctic 18°F Above Normal

How hot was it last month globally? It was so hot that the famed Iditarod sled race in Alaska brought in extra snow from hundreds of miles away by …

Women secretly film inside ISIS stronghold

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Syrian women took a hidden camera through the northern Syrian city of Raqqa to document their life under ISIS rule, knowing they faced execution should they be discovered, according to CNN Swedish affiliate Expressen TV, which commissioned the video.<p>Fully covered and wearing face veils, …

War

The Empire’s New Clothes

China’s rich have their first homegrown haute couturier.<p>Something funny happens to puritanical republics. After a while, they begin yearning for the glamorous, immoral ways of the aristocracy they overthrew. This yearning seems especially keen in China, where state television serves up feudal soap …

6 takeaways from the Democratic town hall

<b>Columbus, Ohio (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are running against each other. But they're making their cases by using the same opponent: Donald Trump.<p>The Democratic presidential candidates didn't pay much attention to each other on Sunday night during a town hall aired live on CNN. …

Bob’s Burgers enters quarantine

“Lice Things Are Lice” is a solid episode, and very definitely a more conventional entry than last week’s rambling “Sacred Couch,” but it feels like …

Intelligence advice for next president: Rocky road ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — To: The next president of the United States.<p>From: U.S. intelligence officials.<p>Welcome to the White House. Now read our take on global political landscape and trends for the next five years and beyond. Bottom line: Get ready for a rocky road.<p>Their forecast calls for a slowing …

The empire the world forgot

Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries, the former regional power of Ani is now an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts.<p><b>An abandoned city of ghosts</b><br>Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani …

Ancient History

Trump On Rally Violence: 'Don't Accept Responsibility,' Might Pay Legal Bills

Speaking on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> Sunday morning, presidential front-runner Donald Trump told host Chuck Todd that he doesn't accept responsibility for violence at his rallies.<p>He repeatedly said he "doesn't condone violence," while indicating that he might cover the legal fees of a supporter of his …

Ahmed Mohamed is tired, excited to meet Obama – and wants his clock back

This week, the teenage inventor gained global attention after being arrested for bringing a clock he made to his high school in Irving, Texas<p>Above all else, Ahmed Mohamed wants some sleep.<p>Early Thursday afternoon, when he would be in school if he weren’t suspended, he curled his 14-year-old frame …

Trucks

Trump doesn't correct man who says Obama is Muslim

Confronted with a questioner who called Muslims a "problem" and asserted that President Obama is a Muslim and not American, Donald Trump did not correct him on Thursday night.<p>"We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims. Our current President is one. We know he’s not even an American,” …

Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers In Freddie Gray Case

A grand jury has indicted six Baltimore officers on a range of charges after State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby presented her department's investigation into the death of Freddie Gray.<p>In a press conference Thursday, Mosby announced that the grand jury charged all six officers in connection to Gray's …

Chilean authorities urge 2,000 people near volcano to evacuate as precaution | Fox News

Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.<p>Chilean officials said …

Iran convoy turns away from Yemen, U.S. ship returns to Gulf

WASHINGTON — The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has returned to the Persian Gulf after several days shadowing a convoy of Iranian vessels suspected of carrying arms to war-torn Yemen.<p>The Roosevelt passed through the Strait of Hormuz to the Persian Gulf on Friday, the Navy announced …

Military

Earthquake slams Nepal; devastating loss of people, history

<b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> Rescue crews and residents in Nepal early Sunday began the desperate search for survivors after a magnitude-7.8 quake near the capital of Kathmandu a day earlier flattened homes, buildings and temples, causing widespread damage across the region and killing more than 1,800 …

Natural Disasters

Clinton Aides Meet With Senate Democrats To Talk 2016

WASHINGTON -- Senior campaign advisers to Hillary Clinton met with Senate Democrats during their weekly luncheon on Tuesday to talk about the former secretary of state's presidential bid.<p>John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman, and Amanda Renteria, her political director, met with Democrats to …

Supreme Court to Justice Department: No, the Fourth Amendment Is Not a 'Useless Piece of Paper'

Any news that the Fourth Amendment is still being actively enforced by the courts is good news. At oral argument in <i>Rodriguez v. United States</i>, a case involving drug-sniffing dogs, Justice Sotomayor urged that if the arguments made by the Justice Department's lawyer were accepted, the Fourth …

Bill Clinton: I might not win in Arkansas today

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that Arkansas has slid so far into the Republican column that he might not be able to win if he were on the ballot again there.<p>"I was governor a long time," Clinton said during a question-and-answer session after a speech at Georgetown University. "The …

After 9/11, We Were All Judith Miller

Journalists owe the American people an apology.<p>If the sales of Judith Miller’s memoir are commensurate with the vituperation of the attacks on her, the royalties will mount. Her critics—they are many and loud—say the former <i>New York Times</i> reporter bears a responsibility for the Iraq war because the …

Women bolster Hillary in New Hampshire

The state’s large roster of women leaders, past and present, are coming together for Clinton.<p>MANCHESTER, N.H. — When Hillary Clinton visits New Hampshire, she’s returning not only to the scene of her own 2008 victory but also to a state that has had an unusual record of breakthrough candidacies for …

Hillary Clinton Campaign Aims To Raise $100 Million For Primary

WASHINGTON -- Top officials with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign sat down with prospective donors in a private strategy session in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, urging them to help Clinton meet a goal of raising at least $100 million for the Democratic primary race.<p>Individuals can …

Astronomers build Earth-sized telescope to see Milky Way black hole

With its unprecedented resolution the EHT should be the first to see swirling gas on its final plunge over the event horizon into the Milky Way's supermassive black hole<p>An Earth-sized telescope will allow astronomers to glimpse the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.<p>Scientists across the …

S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The …

Journalism