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Trump order targeting business rules leaves key regulations untouched

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically reduce federal regulations, but the policy will not apply to most of the financial reform rules introduced by the Obama administration.<p>Trump's latest executive action will require that agencies …

Donald Trump

Obama Criticizes Trump's Travel Ban, Says 'Values Are At Stake'

Former President Barack Obama has criticized President Trump's immigration and travel ban issued on Friday, saying through a spokesman that he is "heartened by the level of engagement" over the weekend in opposition to the action.<p>"In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the …

Immigration

Some of Japan's Most Stunning Sights Are Still Unknown to Tourists

Don't miss out on these must-see sights the next time you're in Japan.<p>According to a recent report by the global consulting firm McKinsey and …

Japan

At charity roast, Donald Trump delivered what might as well be a campaign eulogy

NEW YORK — It was supposed to be his opening joke, but it landed with such heavy bitterness that it prompted scattered, uncomfortable laughter.<p>“A special hello to all of you in this room who have known and loved me for many, many years. It's true,” Trump said as he took command of the dais at the …

Donald Trump

Weak U.S. retail sales, inflation data dim prospect of Fed rate hike | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales were unexpectedly flat in July as Americans cut back on discretionary spending, pointing to a moderation in consumption that could temper expectations of a sharp pickup in economic growth in the third quarter.<p>Shoppers are seen in an American Eagle Outfitters …

Economics

Rio 2016 Day 6: Simone Manuel makes history, Phelps gets 22nd gold

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a night of triumph and history for the United States in two of the Olympics' showcase sports at the Rio Games.<p>Swimmers Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel stole the show at the pool Thursday night, and superstar gymnast Simone Biles became the fourth straight American to win gold in the …

Gymnastics

Trump on Pence's Iraq war vote: 'I don't care'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Throughout his presidential campaign Donald Trump has relentlessly criticized Hillary Clinton's vote to authorize the Iraq War.<p>But confronted with his newly-tapped running mate's own "yes" vote in 2002, the presumptive Republican nominee offered a very different response.<p>"I don't …

Donald Trump

Dumpster Fires, Fishing And Travel: These Republicans Are Sitting Out The RNC

When the Republican National Convention officially gavels into order Monday, some major GOP leaders will be conspicuously absent.<p>The remaining former GOP presidents and the party's past two Republican nominees are not coming to Cleveland. Neither are some former 2016 GOP presidential candidates. …

Government

3 police officers killed, 3 wounded in Baton Rouge; gunman dead

A lone gunman killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning, less than two weeks after the death of an African American man at the hands of Baton Rouge police.<p>The shootings occurred when police responded to a 911 call that a man dressed in black and …

Law Enforcement

3 science ideas you’ll be hearing more about in 2016

Who said scientists can’t be world-famous celebrities? On Sunday, nearly $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes were handed out to the world’s top researchers in physics, the life sciences, and mathematics. The $3 million Breakthrough Prizes, at twice the dollar amount of the Nobel Prize, are the …

Genetics

8 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't you wish you had more control over your brain?<p>From idea generation and meetings to crunching numbers and copywriting, there are a lot of different situations in which more focus and improved cognitive function would prove …

The Brain

How to talk to kids about tragic events

<b>(CNN) —</b> After horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves?<p>"It's important to explain to children …

Florida School Shooting

These Are the Unofficial Cars for Each of the 50 States

If you were to take a list of the most popular cars in each state in the U.S., it’d be a pretty predictable list. The Ford F-150 would feature prominently, along with the Chevy Silverado, and of course the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.<p>But we were curious: What car is the most <i>overrepresented</i> in …

Electric Vehicles

Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

<b>(CNN) —</b> Throughout the ages, coffee has been called a virtue and a vice for our health. The latest study comes down in favor of virtue: It says that drinking coffee, whether regular or decaf, could reduce the risk of death.<p>Researchers started with data from surveys of adults in the United States …

Coffee

Major Stress Helps You Weather Smaller Stress

In the new study, published in the <i>Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences,</i> researchers from North Carolina State University studied 45 adults …

North Carolina State University

7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

Security

Hillary Clinton Fires Back at Jeb Bush on Iraq Withdrawal

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fired back at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s claim this week that she and President Barack Obama bear …

Government

Clinton Jokes About Email Investigation

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked about the ongoing investigation over her use of a private email server while at the State Department, …

Government

Android Circuit: Galaxy Note 5 Abandons Loyal Users, Google Kills Google, Samsung's Dangerous Gamble

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ launch, how the two handsets differ, the first hands-on reviews of the handset, how the new phablets can save Samsung, why the Note 5 is Samsung’s biggest …

Galaxy Note

Tinder has major public meltdown on Twitter after critical Vanity Fair article

Dating app's social media account embarks on lengthy tirade after it is accused of encouraging short-term relationships<p>Don't mess with Tinder. That was the message from the dating app after it was criticised for encouraging a shift towards short-term, unstable relationships.<p>The company's official …

South Carolina officer shoots unarmed white teen during pot bust

<b>(CNN) —</b> You think you've heard this story before. A young, unarmed man is shot to death by a police officer. Black activists are outraged. The only difference with this scenario is that the young man was not black, but white.<p>Nineteen-year-old Zachary Hammond was on a date July 26 when he was …

South Carolina

Warning: 'Game of Thrones' Will End With 'Bittersweet Victory'

One does not simply expect a happy ending on "Game of Thrones." It is known. Fans are on standby for the sixth book in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, aka the source material for "Game of Thrones." The HBO show is now filming Season 6 of a planned eight (or more) seasons. GRRM …

TV Series

George R.R. Martin responds to Sansa's wedding night controversy

George R.R. Martin says he’s getting “a flood” of emails about Sunday night’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and no wonder.<p>The sixth episode of the fifth season, …

Google's Going To Put Its New Self-Driving Cars On The Road

Google’s self-driving cars are hitting the road.<p>The tech giant said Friday it plans to start testing its small, egg-like prototypes on the streets of the company’s hometown of Mountain View, California.<p>The announcement comes three days after Google admitted that its vehicles -- mostly Lexus 450h …

Autonomous Cars
North Korea

Student who told Jeb Bush 'Your brother created Isis' speaks out about incident

Ivy Ziedrich challenged the likely presidential candidate after he blamed the militant group’s formation on Barack Obama for withdrawing troops from Iraq<p>A college student who confronted Jeb Bush about the Iraq war has spoken out about the incident, which made headlines around the world, saying of …

Government

Andrew Keegan busted for selling kombucha at his New Age temple

Andrew Keegan, the former teen heartthrob best known for his role in “10 Thing I Hate I Hate About You,” is once again in the spotlight—but not for his hunky good looks.<p>The actor-turned-New Age lifestyle guru was busted by undercover agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage …

One incredibly unsettling possibility for what happens next in Syria

The regime of Bashar Assad suffered a string of defeats and fractures have begun to open up inside the government. Assad's military is running so short on manpower that Iran, the regime's most indispensable ally, has reportedly been forcing Afghan illegal immigrants to choose between prison and …

Middle East

'Game of Thrones': Sansa and Ramsay's Wedding Will Have Fans Talking

<b>UPDATE</b>: <i>Um, yeah it'll have us talking. Seven hells. Here's our full recap of Episode 6. These sickos just love torturing Sansa.</i><p>Sansa Stark is getting married -- again -- this weekend. It's never a nice day for a "Game of Thrones" wedding, especially one that involves the Boltons. Just ask Robb and …

TV Series

Behaviorally challenged Stanford band gets in jam again

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but the Stanford band is in trouble with university officials.<p>The irreverent band, known for its free-form halftime shows that taunt football rivals, has been banned from traveling to road sporting events for a year, the university announced Friday.<p>This time, …

Rose Bowl