Helen Leung

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My Dinner With a Murderous Drug Lord

Roman Caribe was a drug dealer who flipped for the feds and became one of their best informants. His only real problem was staying alive.<p><i>These days</i> …

Crime

The biggest question for hurricane survivors is 'What now?'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rebuilding is not a glamorous process, and it's far from an easy one. Though hurricanes Irma and Harvey have passed, the road ahead for survivors will take years to traverse, with innumerable questions and challenges along the way.<p>The only way to really know what this journey is like is to …

Extreme Weather

Rohingya crisis: Exodus swells 'as 270,000 flee Myanmar'

<b>About 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar two weeks ago, the UN says.</b><p>A spokeswoman said the jump - up from 164,000 on Thursday - was because new pockets of people had been found.<p>She called the figure "so alarming" and said urgent action was …

Asia

Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act

<b>Updated at 3:57 p.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration Tuesday formally announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA — putting an expiration date on the legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as "DREAMers," who entered the country illegally …

Immigration

Mexico earthquake kills at least 61 and sparks mass evacuations

Buildings collapse and power cut for a million people as magnitude 8.1 quake made houses ‘move like chewing gum’<p>The strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century has left at least 61 people dead, toppling houses, damaging hospitals and government offices, and sparking mass evacuations.<p>The …

Natural Disasters

Trump sets emergency aid in motion in deal that upsets GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignored seething Republicans and made good on his deal with Democrats, signing legislation that links $15.3 billion in disaster aid to an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit.<p>The law is a first installment in replenishing depleted federal emergency coffers. …

Tea Party

Irma's wrath: Live updates

Turner Broadcasting

Court rejects Trump administration on travel ban exemptions

Grandparents, cousins of Americans get reprieve, as do many refugees.<p>President Donald Trump's travel ban policy suffered another defeat Thursday as an appeals court rejected the administration’s attempt to deny grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins of Americans a temporary exemption from the …

Immigration

I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy.

After watching nonstop coverage of the hurricane and the incredible rescues that were taking place, I got in bed at 10:30 on Tuesday night. I had …

First Female Viking Warrior Proved Through DNA

In the 1880s, a fascinating grave was discovered in the Swedish town of Birka. Chock full of weapons, gaming equipment, and two horses, the 10th century AD burial was assumed to be that of a powerful male Viking warrior. But the skeleton had some traits that suggested the person was female. A new …

Archaeology

A major storm could destroy Tampa Bay. People should be more worried.

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Mark Luther’s dream home has a window that looks out to a world of water. He can slip out the back door …

Rainfall

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Rainfall

How a humanitarian crisis tarnished Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi's legacy, perhaps forever

She was once synonymous with the struggle against oppression. In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, she called for "a world free from the displaced, the homeless and the hopeless."<p>But<p>Aung San Suu Kyihas missed perhaps her greatest opportunity to make good on those words as the leader of Myanmar’s …

The essential Stephen King: a crash course in the best from America’s horror master

Stephen King has written over 70 books. Here are the ones you can’t miss.<p>Most people associate Stephen King with images of Jack Nicholson on a rampage or a creepy clown staring eerily at you from across the street. But while <i>The Shining</i> and <i>It</i> may be King’s most famous books, they’re not the only …

4 Social Media Trends You Need to Know About for Next Year

2018 is just around the corner. Are you ready for it?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of the year is quickly approaching -- the holiday season is right around the corner and 2018 is just a few months away. Social media gives your brand an incredible opportunity …

In 2017, We Have Questions. Does Astrology Have The Answers?

The ancient art of astrology feels fresher than ever in these turbulent times, as its practitioners find new platforms and new audiences in search of answers.<p><b>“We don't know</b> why it works, I'll put it right out there right now,” Susan Miller, arguably the most famous astrologer currently working, …

Astrology

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

Behind a $13 shirt, a $6-an-hour worker - Los Angeles Times

How Forever 21 and other retailers avoid liability for factories that underpay workers to sew their clothes.<p>Before dawn six days a week, Norma Ulloa left the two-bedroom apartment she shared with four family members and boarded a bus that took her to a stifling factory on the outskirts of downtown …

Los Angeles

We See You, Fake Service Dog Owners

You're ruining it for people who actually need them.<p>I get it: You want to fly with your dog. You want to overrule your landlord's anti-pet policy, and it would be nice to bring your fur-baby into a restaurant with you. I have a dog too, and I certainly don't want her flying in the belly of a plane, …

Why China can't get enough of QR codes

The world's second largest economy is on the fast track to ditching cash.<p>Hundreds of millions of shoppers in China increasingly use their smartphones to buy everything from designer handbags to street snacks. At the heart of the country's digital payments boom are QR codes, two-dimensional images …

QR codes

An Undocumented Journey Through Harvey

When her trailer flooded, Maria and her children escaped on a makeshift raft. But with the risk of deportation, she didn't know where to turn.<p>The water seeped in under the door of Maria's mobile home in Houston Sunday night as she tapped out the numbers 9-1-1. No answer. "Just take the children and …

Extreme Weather

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

These Are the Last Americans to Visit North Korea

Before the United States banned travelers from visiting the closed nation, a small group rushed to get there for one last tour.<p>For all of its restrictive laws, its harsh ruler, and its reputation as the Hermit Kingdom, North Korea has long been open to visitors. For years, Chinese tour companies …

North Korea

Reality TV’s Wildest Disaster

“Eden” aspired to remake society altogether. What could go wrong?<p>A nation’s reality shows do not arise from nowhere. In the late nineteen-nineties, one of the most popular programs on Russian television was “Intercept,” in which police officers chased and beat contestants who were trying to steal …

Cyberbullying

Can tech replace painkillers?

Jennifer Kain Kilgore was 17 when she had her first car accident. A high school senior, she was driving with her mother and aunt for a college visit to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., when their car -- stopped on the highway in a line of traffic -- was rear-ended by another driver …

Through Germany's open door: What life is really like for refugees

<b>Berlin (CNN) —</b> A couple of years ago, Moschka Mohammadi was unable to read or write. Now, at 11, the young Afghan refugee is fluent in German, seamlessly translating between German and Dari with her parents at their dinner table as she arranges a visit to the orthodontist and the delivery of a new …

Living Rooms

Their lives were transformed by DACA. Here’s what will happen if it disappears.

A former waiter, born in El Salvador, now writes code for a U.S. Navy contractor. A young man from South Korea is using the money he makes selling pastries to help pay for community college. And a psychology major from Ecuador, who feared she’d be stuck babysitting all her life, now plans to earn a …

Immigration

Off the Eaten Path: The 24 Best Restaurants in the Most Unexpected Places

There’s a new way to dine out in America, and it has nothing to do with fancy restaurants. It almost has nothing to do with restaurants. It's all about great food in odd, incongruous, or just plain cool settings. The problem is, these places can be a little hard to find. Great news! We found them …

Lottery Curse Victims: 7 People Who Won Big and Lost It All

Lottery Curse Victims: 7 People Who Won Big & Lost Bigger<p>Riches-to-Rags Stories of 'Cursed' Lottery Winners<p>Updated March 28, 2018<p>Many people think …

Why South Korea Is the Home of Counterfeit Culture

The inability to buy hyped streetwear brands in South Korea has fuelled one of the world's most sophisticated markets for counterfeit goods, …

South Korea