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Stars Turn Out at Cannes: Pictures

Blake Lively

Susannah Mushatt Jones, last US woman born in 19th Century, dies

<b>The oldest known person in the world has died in New York aged 116.</b><p>Born on an Alabama farm in July 1899, Susannah Mushatt Jones was also the last living American born in the 19th Century.<p>She lived in three centuries, through two world wars and 20 US presidencies.<p>An Italian woman, Emma Morano, now …

19th Century

Donald Trump on His Tax Rate: ‘It’s None of Your Business’

Once again thumbing his nose at a time-honored tradition, Donald J. Trump said Friday that he does not believe voters have a right to see his tax returns, and he insisted it was “none of your business” when pressed on what tax rate he pays.<p>The remarks from Mr. Trump signal that he has little …

TSA takes steps to combat long airport lines, but summer waits are forecast

WASHINGTON – Anticipating long lines at airport checkpoints this summer, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that Transportation Security Administration officials would take aggressive steps to stretch its workforce by hiring more security screeners and allowing more officers to …

Airports

Apple invests $1B in Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing app

Apple made the bombshell announcement today that it has invested $1 billion in China’s top ride hailing app. Didi Chuxing (formerly called Didi Kuaidi) is often described in U.S. media as Uber’s Chinese rival, but it already dominates the market by far. The company claims it fulfilled one billion …

Obama administration issues guidance on transgender access to school bathrooms

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration issued guidance Friday directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.<p>A joint letter from the Departments of Education and Justice went to schools Friday with guidelines to ensure that "transgender students …

LGBTQ

Trump Attacks Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Donald Trump thinks Amazon (amzn) is getting away with paying too little tax, and CEO Jeff Bezos is using the <i>Washington Post</i> as a tool for …