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Trump administration orders closure of Palestinian office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday and threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it pursues investigations against the U.S., Israel, or other allies. The moves are likely to harden …

Israel

Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas as 1 million-plus ordered to evacuate

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. (Reuters) - More than 1 million people along the Carolina coast fled toward higher ground on Monday in a mass evacuation ordered three days before the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm and the most powerful to menace the region in nearly three …

Weather

Tell Us: Which Trump Loyalist Will Survive 2018?

The Trump White House often feels more ‘Game of Thrones’ than ‘Team of Rivals.’ Now you get to predict who makes it to the series finale.<p><i>Update, 12:16 p.m. on March 21</i><b>:</b> <i>We have a winner: Representative Chris Collins, a Republican from New York’s 27th District, who was the first sitting member of</i> …

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The Financial Whisperer to Trump’s America

Dave Ramsey has spent 25 years helping radio listeners climb out of debt. What does he see behind their economic anxiety?<p><b>BRENTWOOD, Tenn.—On a Tuesday afternoon</b> in January, an audibly anxious young man—Chris from Midland, Texas—finds himself live on the air explaining his economic struggles to a …

Warren worries Kim would 'take advantage' of Trump in talks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's worried North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "take advantage of" President Donald Trump in any face-to-face talks, especially given the current flux in the State Department.<p>“Let’s start with what the Trump administration has done,” the Massachusetts Democrat said in …

W.H. spokesman: No additional conditions on North Korean talks

White House spokesman Raj Shah said Sunday that there will not be additional preconditions before a possible historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>"The potential meeting has been agreed to; there are no additional conditions being stipulated," Shah, a …

Pompeo: U.S. making 'no concessions' to North Korea

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says the U.S. won't be making any "concessions" to North Korea ahead of any talks with President Donald Trump.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must "continue to allow us to perform our military-necessary exercises on the peninsula, and then he’s got to make sure that he …

Pompeo: America ‘safe’ from Russia

Americans shouldn’t worry about Russian nuclear threats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently touted what he said were new Russian nuclear weapons, some with unlimited range. But Pompeo said none of it was a surprise to the U.S. intelligence …

Flake pushes bill to block Trump tariffs

Sen. Jeff Flake is pushing legislation to block President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum, declaring he won’t back any exemptions put forward by the administration.<p>“The problem is, when you say, ‘All right, let’s have tariffs. But let’s couple that with uncertainty,’ that’s almost …

Happy Sunday from SXSW: Trump tries to boost Saccone in Pennsylvania, as Elizabeth Warren does a round of Sunday shows

Presented by<p>Driving the Day<p><b>SPOTTED: KELLYANNE CONWAY</b> holding court at the BLT Prime at the Trump Hotel Saturday night. <b>Pic</b> http://bit.ly/2tC2wo8<p><b>-- TRUMP’S WEEK AHEAD: Monday:</b> The Houston Astros come to the White House. <b>Tuesday:</b> Trump is in California. <b>Wednesday:</b> Trump is in Missouri. <b>Thursday:</b> Trump …

Mnuchin forecasts strong economic growth

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday touted the Trump administration’s economic achievements, forecasting that the nation is well on its way to sustained economic growth.<p>“This was a big week for our trade and economic policies,” Mnuchin said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We have been focused …

Trump attacks Democrats for obstruction on appointees

President Donald Trump on Sunday blamed Senate Democrats for the dearth of experts at the State Department, ignoring the department's high turnover and the number of positions for which there is no nominee.<p>"The Democrats continue to Obstruct the confirmation of hundreds of good and talented people …

Mnuchin defends Trump's name-calling

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s new comments about Rep. Maxine Waters, saying he “likes making funny names.”<p>During Saturday night’s campaign rally in Pennsylvania, Trump dismissed the California Democrat as a “very low-IQ individual.”<p>“You ever see her? …

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The world turns on Trump over tariffs

From Brussels to Tokyo to Capitol Hill, the White House faces backlash over its steel and aluminum duties.<p>President Donald Trump ratcheted up the economic pressure on the European Union over the weekend, threatening to turn allies into enemies at home and abroad with his trade pronouncements.<p>The …

Trump administration to aid states in firearms training for teachers, school staff

Betsy DeVos tells '60 Minutes' that arming teachers 'should be an option for states and communities to consider."<p>The White House on Sunday night announced backing for a new Justice Department program that would aid states that seek to train teachers and other school personnel to carry firearms, as …

Trump targets European car-makers with big plants in states he won

The attacks, meant to stir up populist enthusiasm, could backfire if they instead spur fears that jobs in Trump country might be in jeopardy.<p>President Donald Trump, expressing his ire over trade imbalances this weekend, made a peculiar choice: He focused his criticism on two European brands, BMW …

Senate Fails To Advance Any Immigration Proposals

<b>Updated at 4:25 p.m. ET</b><p>The Senate failed to pass any immigration legislation before a self-imposed Friday deadline, leaving lawmakers with no plan to address the roughly 700,000 immigrants who stand to lose legal protections as early as March 5.<p>The defeat follows a rocky 24 hours of negotiations on …

Grandmother foils alleged school shooting plot in Washington state

SEATTLE — An 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday after a journal was found detailing plans to shoot his classmates at a high school in Everett, Wash.<p>According to the Everett Police Department, the 18-year-old’s grandmother called 911 Tuesday morning after finding the journal and believed the threats …

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Trump on Florida shooting: Classmates, neighbors should have reported gunman Nikolas Cruz

Donald Trump<p>President Donald Trump on Thursday said there were "many signs" the suspected shooter in the horrific attack at a high school in Parkland, Florida, was mentally disturbed and that his classmates should have reported him to authorities.<p>"So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally …

Second appeals court rules against Trump travel ban 3.0

The decision has no immediate effect due to the Supreme Court action.<p>A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump's latest travel ban executive order, but the decision has already been overtaken by action at the Supreme Court.<p>The Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of …

Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner investor

Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through investor in Trump son-in-law’s venture, leaked files reveal<p>Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial stakes in Twitter and Facebook through an investor who later acquired an interest in a …

‘The Price Is Right’ Just Gave Away The Most Money Ever On the Wheel

One of the most popular television game shows, <i>The Price is Right</i>, has been steadily entertaining viewers via the tube since 1956. Week after week, …

Streaming

You don't need to be a Trekkie to enjoy 'Star Trek Discovery'

I've lost count of the number of times my fellow nerds have rolled their eyes at the ongoing delay and behind-the-scenes drama of <i>Star Trek Discovery</i>. …

Science Fiction

What to watch for with gene therapy

<b>"Gene Therapy</b> Is Nearing a Major Breakthrough: Therapies that replace faulty genes with healthy ones to cure deadly diseases are generating exciting …

It sounds like Trump's people have fallen for big pharma's nonsense, hook, line and sinker

In a CNBC interview on Friday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demonstrated that he had fallen for big pharma's nonsense hook, line, and sinker.<p>"In pharmaceuticals, many foreign countries forcing the price of drugs down there and that net effect is to push them up here because the pharma companies …

Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99% of HIV Strains

Experts are getting excited.<p>A new study has produced an antibody that's able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three …

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant

But we don't know why.<p>For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.<p>While long-term sleep deprivation …

The Best Tacos in Every US State, Mapped

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drunk at 3 am, tacos are considered by many as one of mankind's greatest inventions. They're so great, in fact, that …

13 Haunted Hotels

Is there a haunted hotel in your hometown? Historic hotels become haunted because so many different people have slept there over a long period of …

Apple Bundt Cake with Apple-Cream Cheese Glaze

This incredibly moist bundt cake gains its strong apple flavor from 4 cups of shredded Granny smith apples baked into the batter, as well as a …

Cream Cheese