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Comey on why 'it's possible' Trump was compromised by Russians: He's 'constantly bringing it up'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey explained Thursday why he thinks "it's possible" that the Russians could have compromising information about President Donald Trump.<p>Comey said that there are two data points about his interactions with the President that have prompted him to make …

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Trump has 'weathered Comey' but Cohen is 'consuming him,' White House source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A week after the tell-all book from James Comey exploded onto the scene, President Donald Trump is telling aides and confidants something he rarely does: He's pleased at how Republicans and the White House led the charge to try and discredit the former FBI director.<p>From the Oval Office, …

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Trump brings in Giuliani as court action heats up

The hiring comes at a crucial time for the Russia inquiry and the criminal investigation of Michael Cohen.<p>President Donald Trump’s legal team got a significant boost of big-name talent and criminal-law expertise on Thursday with the addition of Rudy Giuliani and two other former federal prosecutors …

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he'll support Trump in 2020

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Twitter Thursday he plans to support President Donald Trump for his 2020 re-election bid.<p>The Republican senator from South Carolina, who has previously fought with Trump, tweeted a story from CNN on Republicans not ready to back Trump just yet -- and …

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Appeals court rules against Trump policy punishing sanctuary cities

A panel of GOP-appointed judges upheld an injunction blocking the Justice Department from enforcing new grant conditions that require sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration enforcement.<p>President Donald Trump's effort to crack down on sanctuary cities suffered another legal setback Thursday …

Immigration

EPA inspector general opens new probe into Pruitt's travels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general will investigate agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of his official security detail on recent personal trips, the latest in a string of congressional, White House and internal probes into his spending on security …

The White House

Most Still Favor Stricter Gun Laws, But It's Fading As A 2018 Voting Issue

The gun issue is beginning to wane in voters' minds ahead of the November midterm elections, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.<p>While almost half of all registered voters (46 percent) say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for, that number is …

Guns

One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy

1 / 1<p>Beijing is using commercial bridgeheads to give its warships staying power in the Indian Ocean.<p>Chinese leaders tout their trillion-dollar Belt …

China

Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Please be wings, please be wings…<p>Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now …

Biology

More than 95% of world's population breathe dangerous air, major study finds

Poorest are hardest hit with many developing countries falling behind on cleaning up toxic air pollution<p>More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising …

Pollution

These diamonds from space formed inside a long-lost planet, scientists say

Ten years ago, an Arizona astronomer spotted an asteroid that was headed straight for Earth. Swiftly he summoned the help of colleagues and casual stargazers, who tracked the space rock as it exploded in the sky, raining shrapnel down on the Nubian desert in Sudan. Students from the University of …

Earth Science

Sandy Hook parents hit Alex Jones with defamation lawsuits

Alex Jones has spent years claiming the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ― where a shooter killed 20 small children and six adults ― was …

Alex Jones

Russian Reporter Maxim Borodin Dies After Mysterious Balcony Fall

A journalist who had been investigating the deaths of alleged Russian mercenaries in Syria died in a hospital on Sunday after falling from his …

Russia

The US used 2 state of the art weapons for the first time in Syria — and it looks like they worked perfectly

Massive missile strikes conducted by US, UK, and French air and naval assets on Friday hit three targets that were allegedly related to the Syrian government's chemical weapons program. The strikes appear to have been largely successful.<p>US Marine Corps Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, the …

Military

US sanctions are finally proving a ‘major game changer’ for Russia

Unloading a raft of targeted sanctions after months of perceived inaction against Russia by the Trump administration, it's becoming clear that …

Russia

Sprint, T-Mobile restarted merger talks, and the stocks are surging

CNBC can confirm reports that Sprint and T-Mobile have restarted deal talks, according to sources.<p>Shares of Sprint surged more than 20 percent …

Telecoms

Hardly 'friends': Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company's history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting …

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Stocks rebound after overture from Beijing on trade

Stocks rebounded Tuesday after conciliatory comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping that defused fears over an impending trade war.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average stormed ahead more than 500 points in early trading, before closing up 428 points, about 1.8 percent. The tech-heavy ­Nasdaq composite …

Stock Markets

Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site

Tech companies have been trying to do away with web passwords for years, but now it looks like they've reached a key milestone. The FIDO Alliance and W3C have launched a Web Authentication standard that makes it easier to offer truly unique encryption credentials for each site. That, in turn, lets …

Google Chrome

Russia has figured out how to jam U.S. drones in Syria, officials say

Four U.S. officials said Russia's signal scrambling has seriously affected military operations.<p>WASHINGTON — The Russian military has been jamming some U.S. military drones operating in the skies over Syria, seriously affecting American military operations, according to four U.S. officials.<p>The …

Military

FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life

The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars, but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up.<p>Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Rockefeller …

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Apple facilities now use 100 percent clean energy

Apple is patting itself on the back for hitting its goal of 100 percent clean energy. All of the tech company's facilities around the world are …

Renewable Energy

A Second Paul Manafort Associate Has Turned on Him

The one-time Team Trump honcho was already in hot water. And that was before an ex-employee led an FBI agent to a storage locker filled with …

Paul Manafort

Cohen raid strikes deep into Trump's inner circle

‘It’s an attack on our country,’ the president said. ‘It’s an attack on what we all stand for.’<p>After President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, had his Virginia condo raided by the FBI last summer, Trump called the law enforcement move “pretty tough stuff” — and left it at …

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Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cybersecurity

News of Facebook's secret tool to delete executive messages caps days of chaos

As Sheryl Sandberg mounts apology tour, company is under fire again over special privacy privileges not granted to regular users<p>When Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, embarked on a media apology tour Thursday, it seemed possible that the woman known as Mark Zuckerberg’s “adult …

Privacy

CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin Has An Ominous New Warning For Trump

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin warned the White House not to celebrate a report on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is not a criminal target in …

United States

A New Twist in the Manafort Case Could Be Bad News for Trump

The procedural defense put forward by <b>Paul Manafort,</b> the former Trump campaign manager facing down <b>Robert Mueller,</b> may be fatally flawed. Lawyers for …

Russian Government

Saudi crown prince says Israelis have right to their own land

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince said in a published interview that Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land, another …

Middle East

Dark Splotches on Venus Could Be Signs of Life

Venus, with its crushing atmospheric pressure and scorching surface temperatures, seems an unlikely place for life to take hold. But while the …

Astronomy