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Senators: Trump is reconsidering his stance on TPP trade deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has directed his top trade and economic advisers to take a fresh look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement he withdrew from in his first week in office, Republican senators said Thursday.<p>"He said he's going to deputize (National Economic Council …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

‘Untruthful slime ball’: Trump blasts Comey as details emerge from scathing book

President Trump lashed out Friday at former FBI director James B. Comey on Twitter, calling him a “weak and untruthful slime ball” who deserved to be fired “for the terrible job he did.”<p>“It was my great honor to fire James Comey!” Trump wrote in his first remarks since advance copies surfaced of …

Donald Trump

Retired four-star Army general: Trump, 'under the sway of Putin,' threatens national security

A retired four-star Army general said that he thinks President Trump is a “serious threat to US national security” because the president "is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks."<p>Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey tweeted Friday that “it is apparent that he is for some …

National Security

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s fiery statement about Sessions’s decision to fire him

“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played ... in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.”<p>Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been in the news a lot over the past two years, most recently for being fired by the Trump administration right on the eve of his …

We finally know the purpose of the mysterious Seychelles meeting between Russians and Trump associates

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly gathered enough evidence to conclude that the January 2017 meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump, a Russian banker, and a representative of the United Arab Emirates in the …

Podesta: Trump a 'draft dodger' in war for democracy

John Podesta, campaign chairman for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, said Sunday that President Donald Trump “has failed in carrying out his duty as president” by not shielding the U.S. from Russian meddling efforts.<p>Podesta said that by undermining special counsel Robert …

Donald Trump

Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

Trump attacks everyone but Russia

The president continues his barrage of tweets after the Mueller indictments.<p>President Donald Trump railed against the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election Saturday night into Sunday, sending off a stream of tweets attacking the FBI, CNN, the Democratic Party, his own …

Donald Trump

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Turns Into a Malfunctioning Robot Over Rob Porter

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders found herself stuck in a glitch in the matrix on Monday, hopelessly repeating stock platitudes …

Donald Trump

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

Obama admin discussed how much to share about Russia with incoming Trump team

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama met in January 2017 with then-FBI Director James Comey and other top national security officials to discuss sharing information related to Russia with the incoming Trump administration, where Obama stated that the Trump-Russia investigation should be handled "by the …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Winter isn’t coming in Alaska, and people are dying

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest — and usually coldest — state.<p>Months of higher-than-normal …

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

WASHINGTON — Cardiologists not associated with the White House said Wednesday that President Trump’s physical exam revealed serious heart concerns, including very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raises the risk that Mr. Trump could have a heart attack while in office.<p>Dr. Ronny L. …

Medical Research

U.S. Treasury’s List of Putin ‘Oligarchs’ Jolts Russia’s Elite Class

The U.S. Treasury Department is finishing its first official list of “oligarchs” close to President Vladimir Putin’s government, setting off a flurry …

Russia

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.<p>The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution of …

Net Neutrality

Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.<p>Garcia was deported, after having lived in the United States since he was a child, when his family …

Immigration

A 'Chemical Haze' Stole Across A British Beach — And No One Knows What It Was

It was a lovely late summer afternoon at a beach in southern England. Sun, surf and not a cloud in the sky — until the strange "chemical haze" drifted in off the sea, that is. It was at that point the beachgoers found their eyes streaming tears and their throats growing sore, their gag reflex …

Sussex

Marchers head from Charlottesville to Washington to protest white supremacy

Singing spirituals and protest songs from the civil rights era, a group of clergy and activists from across the country began a 118-mile march to Washington on Monday to protest white supremacy and demand that President Trump be removed from office.<p>The long walk will last 10 days and take the …

Turkey's 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf settlement faces obliteration

The destruction of Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf settlement and ancient citadel has moved a step closer as authorities have begun to collapse cliff faces around the ruins of the citadel.<p>The move, linked to the construction of a highly controversial dam about 50 miles downstream, is also …

Environment

President’s arts and humanities committee resigns over Trump’s Charlottesville response

Another advisory group is walking away from President Donald Trump after his equivocation on neo-Nazis and white supremacists, with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities resigning en masse Friday morning.<p>“We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without …

Republicans stand up to Trump over Charlottesville comments

Members of his party are starting to carefully take on the president, though they have so far remained willing to work on his policy agenda.<p>Republican lawmakers this weekend took President Donald Trump to task over what they deemed a weak response to white supremacist groups and violent clashes in …

Anti-fascism protests erupt across US as protesters blame Donald Trump for deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia

Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiralled into deadly violence in Virginia.<p>The gatherings spanned from a march to President Donald Trump's home in New York to candlelight vigils …

Seven members of Syria's White Helmets shot dead by unknown gunmen

Seven member of the Syrian White Helmets rescue group were shot dead by unknown gunmen on Saturday, sparking a manhunt and deep suspicions in the rebel-controlled province of Idlib.<p>The men were killed in their operations centre in the village of Sarmin at dawn on Saturday. Two of their vehicles as …

Trump to Guam Governor: North Korea Threats Will Boost Tourism ‘Tenfold’

HAGATNA, Guam — If there’s one thing that Guam does not have to worry about while the tiny island is in the nuclear cross hairs of North Korea, it’s tourism, President Trump told the island’s governor in a phone call made public on Saturday.<p>The threat by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to create …

Discovery of 13 million-year-old ape skull shows what human ancestors may have looked like

To the untrained eye, the area west of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya appears to be barren of anything but rocky hills and volcanic ash.<p>But anthropologists know the Napudet region of the Turkana Basin <b></b>as a promising newdig site for fossils from the Middle Miocene era, about 13 million years ago. And …

Anthropology

Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased …

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

A cop stopped a car for speeding — then pointed a gun at a passenger for more than 9 minutes

A video taken during a traffic stop in California is drawing debate over the officer’s decision to keep his gun pointed at the passenger for more than nine minutes.<p>The stop took place last Wednesday morning along U.S. Route 101, south of San Jose, after an officer noticed a car pass him going 85 …

Justice