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In travel ban case, Supreme Court considers 'the president' vs. 'this president'

The Supreme Court's final oral argument of the term will be one of its most important and potentially far-reaching, an examination of the president's …

Immigration

Scandals Drag Support for Japan's Prime Minister to a Fresh Low

Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fell to a new low in a poll published Monday, as a series of scandals continued to weigh on his …

Japan

DNA EXCLUSIVE | Skull in UK bar is Alum Begh's: Experts

Biological scientists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the National Brain Research Centre have confirmed the identity of …

University of London

Lawyers keep secrets locked up — so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to be at the center of a lot of recent scandals<p>Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately.<p>President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinstein’s law firm hired the private …

Harvey Weinstein

Donald Trump Slams ‘Sleepy Eyes’ Chuck Todd, Perhaps Inadvertently Uses Antisemitic Slur

Donald Trump slammed <i>NBC News</i>‘ Chuck Todd for spreading “Fake News” about North Korea, calling him “sleepy eyes” and, in the process, using an …

Donald Trump

An invisible boundary that divides the US in half has started to shift — and it may be an ominous sign for the future

One of the fundamental climate constants that has helped define and divide the United States for centuries is shifting in response to global warming, according to new research.<p>The 100th meridian west— the invisible line of longitude that roughly bisects the continental US in half — was historically …

Climate Change

Brand new, original Mustang Boss, Mach 1 built by Classic Recreations

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning one of the Ford Mustang’s most classic, iconic models — like the Boss 302, Boss 429, or Mach 1 — you’ll soon have …

Sports Cars

“Evangelical” is just another word for “hypocrite”

It’s time to face the facts, evangelicals.<p>This week dozens of prominent evangelical leaders gathered at conservative Wheaton College, in Wheaton, IL, …

Faith

Romney's Path To Succeed Utah Sen. Hatch Just Got More Complicated

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been forced into a primary race after losing Saturday's nomination battle at the state's GOP convention in West Valley City, Utah.<p>Romney, who's looking to restart his political career, is running to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch in November.<p>Nicole …

Republicans

Will Sean Hannity's ties to Michael Cohen be his undoing?

The Fox News host is under fire for failing to disclose his relationship to Donald Trump’s lawyer – but he remains one of the network’s biggest stars<p>Judge Kimba Wood had run out of patience. Lawyers for Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s consigliere and legal fixer, had tried every trick in the book to …

Donald Trump

War and pleas: propaganda posters from 20th century Australia – in pictures

Posters played a crucial role in the wars of the 20th century, firing up patriotic sentiment and sending out calls to arms. The exhibition Propaganda draws on the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection, showing how illustration and graphic design were used to speak directly to people during …

History

‘It’s incredibly spine-chilling to read’: Watch a DNC staffer explain why lawsuit against Russians and Republicans matters

On Friday, the Democratic Party filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign officials, Russia and Wikileaks, alleging that they conspired to interfere …

Government

Huge shocker as Trump unwisely Tweets about Comey Memos

Trumpertantrum! The President’s latest self-destructive Twitter episode involves, of course, James Comey. It’s particularly ill-advised considering …

Donald Trump

SpaceX will build Mars rockets on an island full of history

Elon Musk's planned BFR Mars rocket finds a home in Los Angeles. It's oddly fitting for what could be a very historic spacecraft.<p>Elon Musk's SpaceX has received a key thumbs-up to build the so-called BFR -- for Big Falcon Rocket or Big F****ing Rocket -- on an island steeped in history, both dark …

Elon Musk

15 Classic PC Games That Still Hold Up

Consumer Tech

Trump Falls Prey To Fake News Story And Pompeo Gets The Worst Of It

Here’s what happened, according to one anonymous White House source:<p>Evidently, instead of going straight to <i>Fox & Friends</i>, as is his normal routine, …

Donald Trump

The Island Where France's Colonial Legacy Lives On

A memorial for the slaves of Guadeloupe has become a flashpoint for still-unresolved social and economic grievances.<p>Long before it became the first slavery memorial in the French West Indies, the Darboussier Sugar Factory powered France’s Caribbean empire. In the 19th century, the …

Latin America

17 Behind-The-Scenes Movie Facts That Are So Freakin' Weird, They Sound Made Up

Jim Carrey needed CIA torture-endurance training for How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Construction

Terrified Trump Reveals Strategy for When His Long-Time Lawyer Michael Cohen Flips: He's a Liar!

There have never been darker clouds over the White House than there are now. Donald Trump is keenly aware that he is in deep peril and his presidency …

Donald Trump

The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, who started Theranos when she was 19 and became the world's youngest female billionaire before it all came crashing down

These days, blood-testing startup Theranos is on its last legs.<p>But in 2014, the billion-dollar company and its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, were on top of the world. Back then, Theranos was a revolutionary idea thought up by a woman hailed as a genius who styled herself as a female Steve Jobs. Holmes was …

Silicon Valley

Theft of $1.2M in fajitas results in 50-year prison sentence

A former juvenile justice department employee from Texas was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of stealing $1.2 million in fajitas with county funds.<p>Gilberto Escamilla, 53, pleaded guilty to theft by a public servant, the Brownsville Herald reported.<p>“It was selfish. It …

Crime

Giuliani's history raises legal questions as he takes on Trump defense

The former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor may be a witness in the Russia probe, and has other entanglements that could complicate his new role.<p>As a prominent surrogate for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani was an active purveyor of pre-election leaks about the FBI probe into …

Donald Trump

UK man's super-gonorrhoea cured — but now two Australians have it

A UK man who caught what was dubbed the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea has been cured, Public Health England (PHE) said — but two …

Sexual Health

That College Kid Whose Jeep I Saved Has Three Days To Fix His Vehicle Or It Gets Towed

Last summer, I drove eight hours to pick up a Jeep that a reader named Matt had offered me for <i>free</i>. But after fixing the boxy SUV, I didn’t have the …

Weather

Twitter Perplexed As Trump Spouts Off Again About 'Illegal Special Council'

The Twitterverse was transfixed Friday night by the sound of millions of Americans scratching their heads over President Donald Trump’s tweet from Mar-a-Lago, accusing his former FBI director in a convoluted conspiracy theory.<p>“Really, does everybody know what that means?” the president asked. Based …

Donald Trump

Teen who says he keeps pythons to protect his cash arrested

This Florida teen’s snakes protect his money — but can’t keep him out of jail.<p>Christopher Hungria, 19, was busted after skipping a court appearance …

Crime

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Tells Bill Maher That Sean Hannity Is Screwed

On Michael Cohen naming the Fox News host as one of his clients, Michael Avenatti said, “The extent of that relationship, I think, will be very …

Donald Trump

What Catnip Does to Your Kitty's Brain, According to Neuroscience

Far out.<p>Though humans across the country are celebrating 4/20 by “smoking a doobie” or “dipping into the devil’s lettuce,” it’s not <i>truly</i> a party …

Cats

11 guys on the worst thing a woman has ever done on a date

"We went back to mine and she slept with my flatmate."<p>1. "She fell asleep during dinner"<p>"I went out with two different women who were both nervous about the date, and got blitzed before [it]. Girl #1 fell asleep during dinner, she was snookered beyond belief. [I] had to buy some time with …

Relationships

The Latest: Trump asks whether illegal leaks prompted probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):<p>11:55 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump appears to be trying to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation by suggesting it was prompted by "illegally leaked" memos.<p>Trump tweets late Friday that …

Donald Trump