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Sore Back? Try Heat and Exercise First, Guidelines Say

Patients with lower back pain should try heat wraps and exercise first, and prescription drugs should be used only as a last resort, a leading doctors' group said Monday.<p>New guidelines from the American College of Physicians detail just what works and what doesn't for lower back pain, which affects …

Massage Therapy

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected German President

<b>(CNN) —</b> Germany's parliamentary assembly has elected Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a Social Democrat, as the country's president.<p>The position of president in Germany is largely ceremonial, because the chancellor is the official head of government and has a higher profile on the world stage.<p>Steinmeier …

Europe

Why Somalia's New President 'Farmajo' Is Being Cheered in Buffalo

Somalia's parliament has elected to the presidency a former prime minister with dual Somali-U.S. citizenship and — until very recently — a job at the New York Department of Transportation.<p>Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed — widely known as Farmajo, after the Italian 'formaggio' for cheese — was elected …

Africa

Father of Louvre Attack Suspect Defends Son: 'Does He Look Like a Terrorist?'

The father of an Egyptian man accused of lunging at a group of soldiers with a machete while shouting "Allahu Akbar" in a mall beneath Paris' Louvre …

Extremism

Trump Pick for Secretary of Army Vincent Viola Withdraws

President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the Army has withdrawn from consideration, White House officials confirmed Friday.<p>Vincent Viola is West Point graduate and billionaire businessman who founded Virtu Financial Inc. and is owner of the Florida Panthers NHL franchise.<p>He is the first …

Donald Trump

Trump Named in More Than 50 Lawsuits Since Inauguration

President Donald Trump has been named in more than 50 lawsuits since taking the oath of office, a staggering number compared to the first days of past administrations.<p>Since being sworn in Jan. 20, Trump has been named in 52 federal cases in 17 different states, according to the Administrative …

Donald Trump

Texas Gov. Abbot Halts Travis County Funding Over Sanctuary Policy

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced he would pull funding from Travis County, home of the state's capital, following up on his promise to discipline the new sheriff’s "sanctuary" policy.<p>Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez announced after President Donald Trump’s inauguration that her jails going …

Immigration
Latin America

At Berkeley Yiannopoulos protest, $100,000 in damage, 1 arrest

Unrest on the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday resulted in $100,000 in damage and just one arrest, officials said.<p>The university Thursday defended the hands-off approach of its police force in the midst of the chaos that broke out after a group of 150 or so black-clad, masked people hijacked a …

California

Delaware Corrections Officer 'Saved Lives' Before Dying in Hostage Situation: Union

The Delaware Department of Corrections veteran who died during a day-long hostage situation inside a prison "saved lives in an emergency situation" …

Homeland Security

Extremist gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital, 11 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- At least 11 were killed and 50 injured Wednesday as Somali security forces ended a siege by extremist fighters who stormed …

Extremism

DeVos review identifies 102 financial interests with potential conflicts

Betsy DeVos has agreed to sever ties to several companies that provide services to schools and colleges, as well as a debt collection agency that collects student loans on behalf of the Education Department, according to government ethics paperwork released Friday.<p>DeVos, a Michigan billionaire with …

Education

Trump: 'People became the rulers of this nation again'

Donald Trump said his inauguration day would be known as the day "the people became the rulers of this nation again".

Donald Trump

Mexican Kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman Appears in Court to Face 'American Justice'

The epic quest to bring Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States culminated Friday in a New York courtroom, where the feared former leader of the Sinaloa cartel appeared in a navy jail uniform to face charges that could keep him behind bars for the rest of his …

Mexico

'This is the seventh time I've asked': Republican senator grills Trump Treasury pick over foreclosure profits

(Donald Trump's Department of the Treasury nominee Steve Mnuchin.AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)<br>While Department of the Treasury secretary nominee …

Donald Trump

Palestinian embassy opens in Vatican City

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Saturday to open a Palestinian embassy in Vatican City.<p>"We are very grateful about the role that the Holy See has played for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, and for having opened an embassy of Palestine in the Vatican for …

Vatican

Pope Francis Meets Mahmoud Abbas, Head of Palestinian Authority, Ahead of Talks

VATICAN CITY — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis on Saturday before officially inaugurating the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.<p>The official opening of the embassy is certain to rankle the Israeli government, which objects to any official recognition of a …

Israel

'We waited for decades': Polish govt welcomes US troops

1 / 8<p>Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo speaks during the official welcoming ceremony of the U.S. troops in Zagan, Poland,Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. …

Russia

Baltimore reaches agreement with US to reform policing

1 / 7<p>Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh speaks during a joint news conference in Baltimore, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, to announce the Baltimore Police …

Justice

Giuliani’s cyber role for Trump could be windfall for his own business

Like Carl Icahn, Giuliani will advise Trump on matters closely tied to his own financial interests.<p>Rudy Giuliani’s new role advising President-elect Donald Trump on cyber security could provide a financial windfall for the former New York City mayor’s consulting firm and legal practice, creating a …

Donald Trump

Nutella, bacon and other foods you love that are linked to cancer

With reports that a key ingredient in Nutella may cause cancer, you’re probably wondering: is anything safe to eat?<p>The answer is yes, but you’re not going to like it. The way many Americans and people around the world eat, is literally killing them, according to a new <i>CuriosityStream</i> documentary on …

Holistic Medicine

Norway Set to Be First Country to Switch Off FM Radio

Move to all-digital radio sparks debate<p>OSLO—When Geir Johan Hanssen drove to work early Wednesday, he tuned into his favorite FM radio for his 15-mile commute to Brønnøysund in northern Norway. On the way home, however, static was all he could hear across the bandwidth.<p>Mr. Hanssen, a 55-year-old …

Commuting

Sasha Obama’s Absence at President Obama’s Farewell Address Takes Over Social Media

President Obama delivered a moving farewell address in his hometown of Chicago on Tuesday night in which he urged Americans to embrace a “sense of …

Social Media

SeaWorld San Diego ending killer whale show

1 / 5<p>FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2006, file photo, SeaWorld Adventure Park trainer Ken Peters, left, looks to a killer whale during a performance at …

SeaWorld
U.S. Department of Justice

Amazon looks to the sky to store products

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has filed for a patent to use airships to store products and serve as a base for delivery-drones.<p>The patent application was filed two years ago but was spotted only on Wednesday by Zoe Leavitt, an analyst at technology data and research firm CB Insights.<p>According …

New York City

Walgreens, Rite Aid Shed 865 Stores to Close $9.4B Deal

Rite Aid

Trump wins Electoral College vote; a few electors break ranks | Reuters

SEATTLE/AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing a long-shot push by a small movement of detractors to try to block him from gaining the White House.<p>People protest against …

Government

After Outbreak Of Looting, Venezuela Delays Phase-Out Of Large Currency

Facing protests and looting over Venezuela's plan to pull its largest banknote from circulation amid soaring inflation, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has delayed the move until January. The move comes one week after the surprise announcement of a plan to withdraw the 100-bolivar notes …

Venezuela