Jesús Rivera Hernández

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Trump walks back his plan to declassify Russia probe documents

President Trump on Friday walked back his order earlier this week to declassify information in the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying Justice Department officials and others had persuaded him not to do so for the time being.<p>The retreat from his declassification …

U.S. Department of Justice

How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).<p><b>The party known as Cocktails and Compliance</b>—so called …

Puerto Rico

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

The Professor At The Center Of The Trump-Russia Probe Boasted To His Girlfriend In Ukraine That He Was Friends With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Amid the opportunists, weirdos, trolls, and pawns who make up the cast of the Russian plot to interfere in American politics, Joseph Mifsud stands out.<p>The Maltese professor, who allegedly delivered word of Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails to Donald Trump's campaign, is an authentically mysterious …

Russia

The students at Florida’s Douglas High are amazing communicators. That could save lives.

By Margaret Sullivan<p>Margaret Sullivan<p>Media columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Media columnist<p>Telegenic and media-savvy is one way to describe David Hogg, a lean and dark-haired senior at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.<p>But maybe a better way is this: Change agent.<p>And what could be more sorely …

Lifestyle

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."<p>The Republican president's …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court’s order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party’s chances of winning.<p>The top of U.S. Supreme Court building …

North Carolina

Artificial life just moved a step closer to reality

Innovation<p>Scientists say semisynthetic microbes could bring more effective medications.<p><i>In brief: After a scientist added X and Y nucleotide bases to E. coli bacteria's natural genetic alphabet, the DNA generated new proteins. This is the first time an organism has made proteins using anything other</i> …

E.coli

I Lived Through 2 Terrorist Attacks. This Is My Story.

Mason Wells survived the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the 2016 Brussels bombings. All before he was 21.<p><i>On the afternoon of April 15, 2013, as Mason Wells cheered for his mom at the Boston Marathon finish line, two bombs detonated in the very spot he'd stood only moments before. Three years</i> …

Remembering the Wonderful Little Idiosyncrasies of ‘Good Will Hunting’ on Its 20th Anniversary

Halfway through <i>Good Will Hunting</i>, an excellent movie, a pivotal scene happens. Sean Maguire, a gifted and compassionate therapist played brilliantly …

Skylar

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Workouts

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

The Most Polarizing Education Reformer in New York City

In a new memoir, Eva Moskowitz recounts how her revered—and notorious—Success Academy charter-school network came to be.<p>Back in 2004, <i>The New York Times</i> described Eva Moskowitz as having “sharp elbows.” At the time, Moskowitz represented Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side on New York’s City …

How to build muscle quickly

One of the most frustrating elements of fitness is that it can be very difficult to gain a significant amount of muscle mass. We’re not talking about being a bodybuilder here, but 5-10lbs of new muscle would be a welcome addition to the physiques of most gym goers, at least on an aesthetic …

The stock market just flashed a dangerous warning signal

For months, stock market pessimists have been saying US equities are overvalued.<p>And as of this past week, they have a major piece of tangible evidence.<p>The measure in question is the so-called relative strength indicator, which indicates when the stock market has gotten too stretched in either …

Journalist Kim Wall's head found in sea near Copenhagen

<b>The head of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has been found, two months after she disappeared on a trip with a Danish submariner, Danish police say.</b><p>Divers found bags containing her head, legs and clothing in Koge Bay, just south of Copenhagen, the city's police inspector Jens Moller Jensen said.<p>They …

'The nail in the coffin': Russia's top cyber firm may have made a 'catastrophic' mistake

Investigators believe that software from Russia's top cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, was involved in a theft of top-secret National Security Agency intelligence outlining how the US hacks its adversaries, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.<p>And depending on what was stolen, the breach …

Everything You Need To Know About The Crazy Scandal That May Bring Down The Swedish Government

* Names, photographs, and home addresses of Swedish Air Force fighter pilots.<p>* Personal information relating to the military’s personnel in top units, equivalent to the British SAS or the US’s SEAL teams.<p>* List of weight, model, and type of military hardware currently in use by Swedish forces.<p>* As …

Europe

111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E.

A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.

What the federal government can get from your voter file

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's election integrity commission won't have access to all of the information it would like because of state laws that map out what is and what is not publicly available -- triggering a national conversation on the privacy of voters' information.<p>At the heart …

Government

Experts: Trump's Comey Firing 'Possibly Lawful, But Awful'

White House<p>WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony Thursday certainly lived up to the hype.<p>The ousted FBI Director flatly accused President Donald Trump of firing him after he refused to drop an investigation that put too much pressure on the White House, and then lying about it …

Donald Trump

Watch Netanyahu's face while Trump says he never mentioned “Israel” to the Russians

Did Trump just inadvertently confirm Israel was the source of the intel disclosure?<p>President Donald Trump arrived in Israel this morning to face a skeptical nation. After all, last week he had apparently undermined a crucial Israeli intelligence asset embedded in ISIS territory by passing highly …

‘I would be your president’: Clinton blames Russia, FBI chief for 2016 election loss

By Philip Rucker<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Hillary Clinton emerged from political hibernation Tuesday by declaring herself “part of the resistance” to Donald Trump’s presidency — and spreading blame for why it is not her sitting in the Oval Office.<p>Making a rare public …

Hillary Clinton

Islamic State says U.S. 'being run by an idiot'

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Tuesday the United States was drowning and “being run by an idiot”.<p>An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo<p>In the first official remarks by the group referring to President …

Bankruptcy