Tasha Lovinmeright Thompson

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Trump's Secretary of State Pick May Help Direct Shift in U.S. Foreign Policy

Donald Trump laid out a wholesale rethinking of American foreign policy during his campaign.<p>If confirmed by the Senate, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who the president-elect tapped as secretary of state on Tuesday, would have to implement that vision.<p>That work will likely include efforts to ease …

Middle East

World Bank announces $150 million to fight Zika outbreak

The mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile and remains a global health emergency, according to the World Health Organization.<p>The mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth …

Public Health

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

The path to a final Iran nuclear deal: Long days and short tempers

The historic pact to limit Iran’s nuclear program will end economic sanctions in the nation.<p>The historic pact to limit Iran’s nuclear program will end economic sanctions in the nation.<p>By day nine of the final negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, diplomats were tired and short-tempered. At a …

South Asia

Jurassic World's Chris Pratt Reveals the Giant Wild Animal That Once Scared Him Silly: 'I Can Still Smell This Creature'

Taming a trio of raptors was nothing for Chris Pratt after a scary run-in with … a moose?<p>The 35-year-old actor reminisced about a hunting trip gone …

Movies

George Michael 'smoked up to 25 joints a day'

Swiss media are reporting that the British singer has checked himself into a rehabilitation centre<p>After battling with substance abuse over recent years, former dance-pop singer George Michael is now in rehab, according to reports.<p>The 51-year-old has checked in to the Switzerland-based Kusnacht …

Janet Jackson Announces 'Unbreakable' World Tour

Singer also hints at new single named "No Sleep" in ticket pre-sale bundles<p>It's official: the tour Janet Jackson teased in May is in the works. The …

New Albums

Why Rachel Dolezal would want to pass as a black woman

It's hard to think of a more bizarre story, or one more representative of contemporary America, than that of<p>Rachel Dolezal<p>. Dolezal is an academic and activist who represented herself as African American for many years, earning a degree in Africana studies, even ascending to the position of …

Rachel Dolezal

Want your children to keep fit? Let them play computer games

A study suggests that video games - often blamed for youngsters' lack of exercise - may in fact provide moderate or intense physical activity<p>Active computer games may actually be a better source of physical activity for kids than playing outside, according to new research.<p>The study, published in …

PC Gaming

Dogs Can Tell When You’re Not Nice to Their Owners, Study Finds

Scientists are learning more and more about why dogs are man’s best friend, and a new study suggests they can tell when people aren’t being kind to …

EU states agree framework for pan-European data privacy rules

European data privacy reform takes one step forward to a single digital union as talks head to trilogue stage<p>All 28 member states of the Council of the European Union have to agreed to new European data protection laws that could see tough new regulations unified across the whole of the EU.<p>The …

Privacy

How much of your Apple Music subscription fees go to record labels

When Apple Music launches at the end of June you won’t have to pay a cent to listen to all the music your ears can hear for the first three months. If you want to keep using Apple Music after the three month trial period though you’ll have to fork over $10 a month, and according to a new report …

Apple Music

Spotify's 'Taste Rewind' finds tracks you'll like from the last five decades

After killing off third-party apps, Spotify is experimenting with its own<p>Now that most streaming music services offer a massive selection of 30 million tracks, the challenge for consumers is discovering new stuff they want to hear. Spotify has a new take out called Rewind, first spotted by</i> …

Teresa Giudice Gives Bravo Paycheck And Maserati To Feds To Pay $414,000 Debt

Imprisoned reality star Teresa Giudice is paying up.<p>Court papers filed Friday show Giudice agreed to give the federal government a portion of her Bravo paycheck, a 2005 Maserati, home furnishings from her Montville mansion and 50 percent of the rental income from a Lincoln Park property to help pay …

US army says it temporarily took down its website after hacking incident

The US Army said on Monday it temporarily took down its website after a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into the site and posted messages.<p>The Army said in a statement that hackers compromised an element of the army.mil service provider’s content.<p>“After this came to our …

Military

You’ll be able to download songs for offline listening with Apple Music

Apple Music may be a <i>streaming</i> service, but you won’t always need an Internet connection to enjoy it. Apple has confirmed that you’ll also be able to download songs for offline listening, so you can enjoy albums and playlists when you’re on the road without data.<p>“As an Apple Music member you can add …

Apple Music

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

J Chill'n on the Beach

Little scene from an upcoming project with a ridiculous amount of character animation!

Bruce Jenner Through the Years

New York City

Grey's Anatomy ratings surge for McDreamy's big episode

Current and former <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> fans flooded to the long-running ABC hit Thursday night to witness the fate of Dr. Derek Shepherd.<p>The hugely …

Bruce Jenner speaks: I am a woman

Finally, America has heard it from Bruce Jenner's own mouth, in a long-teased, two-hour interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer Friday night: The former Olympic gold-medal decathlete-turned-Kardashian-clan-reality star is transitioning to a woman, at age 65.<p>"For all intents and purposes, I am a woman...I …

Jenner

Eyewear maker Luxottica says the next Google Glass is coming soon

When exactly 'soon' is remains to be seen<p>Google may have pulled the plug on the Explorer edition of its Google Glass, but the company has been steadfast in insisting a new version of the controversial wearable computer will be coming out under the direction of Nest boss Tony Fadell. No one knows …

Scientists genetically modify human embryos in controversial world first

Scientists in China have genetically modified human embryos in a world first that has re-ignited the debate over the ethics and safety of genetic therapies that have the potential to prevent inherited diseases.<p>The work raises fresh questions over whether restrictions should be placed on a new wave …

Genetics

Comcast, Time Warner Cable terminate $45.2B merger deal

Roger Yu | USA TODAY<p>Comcast Corp. said Friday that it's ending its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, scrapping a giant deal that ran into stiff opposition from consumers and a likely veto from federal regulators.<p>Comcast is also calling off a related transaction with Charter …

Net Neutrality

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Looks like many of us don't have the right stomach for a paleodiet. Literally.<p>Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors' microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut.<p>And the take-home message of the studies is clear: Western diets and modern-day hygiene have …

Medical Research

Twitter announces crackdown on abuse with new filter and tighter rules

Social network moves to ban indirect threats of violence and introduces temporary suspensions for accounts that fall foul of its policies<p>Twitter has announced a crackdown on abuse on its network, unveiling a new filter designed to automatically prevent users from seeing threatening messages.<p>Every …

Internet