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Kim Kardashian West welcomes third child

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West have welcomed a baby girl. Kardashian West shared the news on her website and verified social media accounts early Tuesday.<p>"We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to …

Genetic research reveals secrets of extinct Tasmanian tigers

The most complete genome yet for a truly unique marsupial – the Tasmanian tiger – suggests that, if the tigers hadn’t been hunted to extinction, they …

'He was a good driver’: 10-year-old leads police on an hour-long, 100-mph car chase

The sedan ripped down the Ohio turnpike like a cannonball, the speedometer pushing 100 mph as a dozen police and state cruisers tagged behind in pursuit.<p>Under a cloud-streaked blue sky, the vehicle dipped in and out of lanes of morning traffic, eventually running off the highway completely.<p>“He’s …

These Are the Best Books of October

Jennifer Egan, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Richard Lloyd Parry deliver the best reads of the month.<p>Ghosts of the Tsunami<p>Richard Lloyd Parry<p>Richard Lloyd Parry wrote <i>The People Who Eat Darkness</i>, easily one of the best works of true crime in the past decade. In his new book, <i>The Ghosts of the Tsunami</i>, Parry …

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

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U.S. Threatens to Punish Myanmar Over Treatment of Rohingya

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration threatened on Monday to take punitive actions against Myanmar unless it pulls back from its violent military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, expressing what it called “our gravest concern” over a crisis that has killed or displaced hundreds of thousands of …

IS foreign fighters: 5,600 have returned home - report

<b>At least 5,600 supporters of so-called Islamic State (IS) have returned to their home countries as it loses ground in Iraq and Syria, a new report says.</b><p>The Soufan Center, a US-based think tank, says 33 states have reported arrivals in the past two years.<p>The figure includes half of the estimated 850 …

North Korean official: Nuclear war could break out at any moment

North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations warned that “nuclear war can break out at any moment,” as the crisis on the Korean Peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point.”<p>Kim In-ryong told the U.N. general assembly’s disarmament committee Monday that his country is the only nation that …

Sources: Vegas killer paid cash for property and privacy

<b>Mesquite, Nevada (CNN) —</b> He seemed so ordinary, just another house-hunting retiree, when he strolled with his girlfriend into the sales office of the Sun City development in late 2014. The agents had just what Stephen Craig Paddock was looking for -- a 2,000-square-foot, two-bedroom stucco rambler …

Japanese reporter died after clocking 159 hours of overtime

Japan's public broadcaster has revealed that one of its reporters died from overwork.<p>NHK said that labor officials had concluded that the 31-year-old political reporter died from heart failure caused by spending long hours on the job.<p>Japan, known for its 'salaryman' culture and punishing work …

Amid new sanctions, Trump calls North Korea's leader 'madman' whose regime will face new tests

NEW YORK — President Trump lashed back Friday at North Korea's leader, calling Kim Jong Un a “madman” whose regime will be “tested like never before” amid new U.S.-imposed financial sanctions.<p>The latest economic pressures announced Thursday come as the Trump administration seeks to build …

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Mexico City earthquake: At least 273 dead as buildings reduced to rubble

Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.<p>The magnitude 7.1 shock killed at least 273 people, …

SOUTH PARK Gets a “Family Friendly” Remix

Over the past 20 years, <i>South Park</i> has carved out an inimitable place for itself in adult animation history. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s subversive …

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans.<p>The …

Russian Military Helicopter Fires Rockets by Accident

MOSCOW — At least one bystander narrowly escaped death when a Russian military helicopter accidentally fired rockets into a parking lot during a training exercise, a video released on Tuesday shows.<p>The video, from the online news portal 66.ru, shows two helicopters swooping over a field at treetop …

Trump is sending more than 3,000 troops to Afghanistan

He never liked the war, but now his legacy is wrapped up in the quagmire too.<p>Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced on September 18 that the US will send more than 3,000 troops to Afghanistan in an effort to win America’s 16-year war there — the longest in US history. It’s also a reversal for …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War

One morning in January 2016, Martin Steltner showed up at his office in the state courthouse building in western Berlin. Steltner, who has served for more than a dozen years as the spokesman for the Berlin state prosecutor, resembles a detective out of classic crime fiction: crisp suit, wavy gray …

Spicer: Life after the White House 'much more relaxed'

Sean Spicer is happy to be on the other side of the television screen.<p>While acknowledging his days as White House press secretary were an “honor,” Spicer also signaled Friday that life outside the briefing room has been a breath of fresh air.<p>“They’re much more relaxed,” President Donald Trump’s …

Disappointed Trump supporters say he's 'going soft' on border wall promise

Reports of a deal between Donald Trump and Democratic leaders to protect undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children have generated ripples of doubt among the president’s supporters, some of whom were alarmed by Trump’s statement on Thursday that “a wall will come later”.<p>Dreamers: Trump …

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Trump’s Support for Law to Protect ‘Dreamers’ Lifts Its Chances

WASHINGTON — An unexpected meeting of the minds between President Trump and Democratic leaders on Thursday made real a possible deal in Congress to pair enhanced border security with legislation to protect young, undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.<p>One day after Mr. Trump …

UK threat level raised to critical after subway bombing

LONDON (AP) — A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise …

Apple's iPhone Launch Event: Live Blog

Major indexes were higher in Asia overnight after Wall Street gains on Thursday.<p>Apr 12, 2018 11:29 PM EDT<p>Retail stocks have mostly risen since …

Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box

Apple unveiled iPhone X, its first premium-tier phone, at an event in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday. Here’s what else the company had to say.<p>• iPhone X is priced at $999, the most expensive ever for a new iPhone model. It will ship on Nov. 3. (Pro tip: The X is pronounced 10, and not “ex.”)<p>• The …

Google suffered a meltdown as Gmail, Maps and YouTube went down

No, it’s not just you: Google appears to be suffering a massive meltdown. Numerous users are flocking to report experiencing issues using its services, including Maps, Search, Gmail, Drive and YouTube.<p>Both DownDetector and Outage Report are indicating that the company is struggling with server …

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Viking sword discovery: Hunter finds 1,100-year-old weapon on Norwegian mountain

The incredibly well-preserved Viking sword was found by a reindeer hunter on a remote mountain in Southern Norway.<p>The Glacier Archaeology Program at Oppland County Council was recently notified about the sword, which was found in late August in the high mountains of the Lesja area. “It is a common …

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