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Meet the American women who are flocking to join ISIS

ISIS is recruiting an army of AK-47-brandishing women from the West who are just as bloodthirsty as the men they are marrying. Calling themselves …

Opinion

North Korea Launches a Missile, Its First Test After an Election in the South

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday, the first test since a new president took office in South Korea this past week and called for dialogue with the North.<p>The missile took off from the northwestern city of Kusong and flew more than 430 miles …

Why the Dwarf Planet Ceres is So Fascinating

Since initial photographs of Ceres were taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft in 2015, the dwarf planet has been a source of continual discovery. It might just be the most fascinating planet in our solar system.

Dwarf Planet

No one knows why these humpback whales are organizing, but it can't be good

Humpback whales are up to something weird, and even scientists aren't sure what to make of it.<p>According to <i>Popular Science</i>, the whales have recently …

Humpback Whales

Trump Issues Executive Actions Targeted At Immigration

President Trump issued another round of executive actions Wednesday. These were targeted at his signature campaign issue of immigration.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>President Trump took the first official steps today to deliver on his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S. border with …

The Latest: Trump to skip dinner with Washington elite

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>8:25 p.m.<p>The White House says President Donald Trump is skipping the annual …

Donald Trump

Hungary says Russia sanctions fruitless, Putin visit timely

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union's economic sanctions against Russia have failed economically and politically because they have not …

Russia

Former Baghdad conductor's music is his message for unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a bomb tore through a restaurant or business in Baghdad, Karim Wasfi and his cello would often appear with the urgency of a …

Middle East

TRUMP: Mexico 'has taken advantage of the US for long enough'

"Mexico has taken advantage of the US for long enough," Trump tweeted Friday morning. "Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, NOW!"<p>Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned meeting with Trump after Trump tweeted = Thursday morning, "If Mexico is …

Trump's inaugural crowd expected to be half of Obama's 2009 gathering

He might make for watchable TV, but when it comes to getting Americans off their couches, it looks like Donald Trump can't quite pull Barack …

Donald Trump

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

Fired for flying Confederate flag, Georgia officer sues

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former police sergeant, fired for flying a Confederate flag outside her Georgia home, is suing the police department.<p>And she's doing it with the help of a group with alleged ties to white supremacy.<p>Silvia Cotriss, a nearly 20-year veteran of the Roswell Police Department, was terminated …

Google Reveals What We Were Most Curious About in 2016

The search giant released its top queries of the year.<p>Life is filled with questions, and thanks to the internet, we don't have to betray our ignorance about a given topic to our friends and colleagues -- we can just send a query out into the great Google void.<p>The search giant put out its list of …

Bomb attack at Egyptian cathedral kills 25, injures dozens

Security sources told Reuters that at least six children were among the dead.<p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility, however, some supporters of the Islamic State militant group celebrated the attack on social media.<p>"God is great, God is great, God is great," one wrote on Telegram messenger.<p>…

Cairo cathedral-complex bombing kills dozens

CAIRO—A bomb exploded at Cairo’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral compound, killing at least 25 people and wounding another 49, in the largest attack …

Weekend brings wave of terror to Istanbul, Cairo, Mogadishu

<b>(CNN) —</b> Throughout 2016, terror attacks have ripped apart small towns and big cities in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. This weekend brought no respite.<p>Three deadly blasts in major cities thousands of miles apart targeted sites where people gather for life's daily rituals.<p>Different groups …

Oakland fire toll at 36; DA promises 'thorough' probe

<b>Oakland, California (CNN) —</b> The search for answers continued Tuesday in Oakland as city, state and federal agencies sifted through wreckage in one of the city's deadliest building fires on record.<p>Bucket by bucket, investigators painstakingly removed debris from inside the …

Russian ISS supply spacecraft destroyed 382 seconds into flight - IBTimes India

The Progress MS-04 spacecraft never made it into proper orbit without that full third stage burn. Instead, gravity took hold and it burned up in the …

Mike Pence's new neighbors put up LGBT pride flags in protest

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some Washington residents who disagree with Mike Pence's positions on gay rights are making their values known to their new neighbor.<p>Until he moves into the Naval Observatory after taking office, the vice president-elect is renting a $6,000-a-month home in Chevy Chase, a swanky neighborhood …

Putin ‘ready for cooperation’ with Trump

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia hopes to normalize ties with the U.S. and join efforts in the fight against international terrorism.<p>Speaking in a live state-of-the-nation address, Putin said that Russia is ready to take part in tackling global challenges if its interests …

Vladimir Putin Says He Wants to Cooperate With Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he wants to reset relations with the United States when President-elect Donald Trump takes office …

Associated Press News

Police officer, suspect fatally shot in Tacoma, Wash.

TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma Police officer was shot and killed Wednesday after responding to a domestic violence call, authorities said.<p>A male suspect in the incident was shot and killed by police inside the home, police said early Thursday. Two children, 8 and 11, were inside the home and rescued …

Law Enforcement

Death toll rises to 13 in Tennessee wildfires as grim search for survivors continues

By Lindsey Bever ,<p>Lindsey Bever<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Angela Fritz and<p>Angela Fritz<p>Deputy weather editor<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Peter Holley<p>Peter Holley<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Efforts to pinpoint the cause of deadly wildfires that engulfed …

National Parks

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Parents disarm their son who brought guns to Utah school

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Two fast-acting parents disarmed their 15-year-old son at a Utah junior high school Thursday after they noticed the teenager …

ISIS claims credit for the Ohio State University attack

The attacker, whom officials have identified as 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, drove into a group of pedestrians on OSU's campus before using a knife to cut people.<p>Eleven people were sent to the hospital with injuries. A campus police officer killed Artan at the scene.<p>Amaq, ISIS's unofficial …

Ohio State University

Trump announces he will leave business ‘in total’ — leaving open how he will avoid conflicts of interest

By Drew Harwell<p>Drew Harwell<p>National technology reporter covering artificial intelligence and big data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would soon leave his “great business in total” to focus on the presidency, a response to growing worries over the …