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Trump's son-in-law proposed secret communications with the Kremlin, Washington Post says

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:21:50 GMT

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russia's ambassador Sergei Kislyak, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing US officials briefed on intelligence reports.(image)

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Reuters: Kushner didn't disclose Russia calls

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:58:32 GMT

Jared Kushner had three previously undisclosed contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, including two phone calls, according to Reuters.(image)

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Ex-ambassador: Russia is a 'dark cloud' for administration

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:11:56 GMT

A former US ambassador to NATO who has served in both Bush administrations and under President Clinton issued a strong rebuke Friday night of President Trump's relationship with Russia.(image)

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Comey acted on Russian intel he knew was fake

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:14:06 GMT

Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email was fake -- created by Russian intelligence -- but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.(image)

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How we got here: The Russia probe then to now

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:30:38 GMT

After months of dramatic congressional testimony, bombshell news reports and partisan jousting, the ever-evolving saga about alleged Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election and investigation into possible collusion by members of Donald Trump's campaign continues to pick up momentum as new revelations seem to surface on a daily basis.(image)

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What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:30:24 GMT

As the overseas debut of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump draws to a close -- the couple is set to return to Washington this weekend -- there was the usual bluster and bravado from the President.(image)

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Man yelling slurs stabs to death 2 people, Portland police say

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:44:32 GMT

Two men were fatally stabbed on a crowded Portland, Oregon, commuter train Friday after they confronted a passenger who was "yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs," a Portland police spokesman said.(image)

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Ex-Carter aide Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:05:27 GMT

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died, his daughter announced on social media.(image)

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Boehner says Trump's been a disaster

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:21:24 GMT

Former House Speaker John Boehner gave President Donald Trump's young presidency low marks at an event Wednesday, saying that other than getting the House to pass a health care bill, "everything else he's done has been a complete disaster."(image)

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DHS secretary: Electronics ban may be expanded to flights departing US

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:30:42 GMT

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly confirmed to CNN Friday that he is considering expanding the ban on large electronics in airplane cabins to include flights departing from the US to overseas.(image)

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White House will comply with ethics agency requests

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:45:42 GMT

The White House on Friday agreed to disclose ethics waivers for executive branch officials, ending a standoff with a federal ethics watchdog agency.(image)

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Manchester suicide bomber spoke with brother 15 minutes before attack

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:33:33 GMT

British authorities are trying to contain the network they believe is behind Salman Abedi's Manchester suicide bombing, Security Minister Ben Wallace told CNN on Friday, as it emerged that Abedi reportedly spoke to his brother in Libya only 15 minutes before the deadly attack.(image)

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WSJ: WH may vet Trump's tweets

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:51:45 GMT

The White House is considering vetting President Trump's tweets with lawyers, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.(image)

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WH throws extra ship into budget, befuddling lawmakers and Navy

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:59:33 GMT

The White House intervened in order to add an extra littoral combat ship to Navy's budget request a day after the budget was released, three sources familiar with the decision told CNN, in a move that has befuddled lawmakers and budget experts.(image)

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Florida woman missing at sea

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:08:38 GMT

The FBI has joined the investigation into the disappearance of a woman whose husband said he last saw her hours before he was rescued from a life raft in the Florida Straits, Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally said.(image)

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2 children found dead in hot car

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:28:34 GMT

Two young children were found dead Friday in Parker County, Texas, in what appears to be a hot car incident.(image)

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Clinton on losing: Chardonnay helped

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:28:30 GMT

Hillary Clinton reflected on her 2016 election loss during a commencement speech at her alma mater Wellesley College, saying long walks in the woods and chardonnay helped her cope.(image)

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Are racist incidents increasing, or does it just seem that way?

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:52:41 GMT

The cell phone videos show the underbelly of American society. Racist vitriol, mostly directly at Latinos, shared on social media.(image)

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Racist rant inside Walmart goes viral

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:32:16 GMT

A Latina woman is speaking out after a shopper inside a Walmart told her to "go back to Mexico."(image)

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What's wrong with too many white men?

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:43:17 GMT

President Donald Trump helped the nation reach a rare moment of racial reconciliation, but hardly anyone noticed.(image)

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Final Confederate statue comes down in NOLA

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:01:36 GMT

As many onlookers cheered Friday, a crane hoisted the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the top of a monument in New Orleans.(image)

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Lawmaker apologizes after calling for lynching

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:49:19 GMT

A Mississippi Republican lawmaker has apologized after calling for the lynching of politicians who approve of the removal of Confederate monuments.(image)

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Teacher calls 7th-grader 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist'

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:54:12 GMT

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a real certificate that was typed up and presented to a 7th grader at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston.(image)

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Cops looking for pot find opium poppies

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:11:35 GMT

When drug task force investigators went to a rural home in North Carolina earlier this week, they were checking out a report of possible marijuana growing.(image)

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Realtor pleads guilty to murdering 7

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:49:03 GMT

A South Carolina real estate agent accused of killing seven people over 13 years -- four in 2003 and three found last year on his property -- pleaded guilty Friday to seven counts of murder.(image)

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Facebook founder spills family secret

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:08:51 GMT

While delivering Harvard's commencement address, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jokes that his parents see his Harvard acceptance as "the thing they're most proud of".(image)

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Video shows bear attack hunter

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:45:52 GMT

A hunter in Ontario posted a video showing the moment he was attacked by a black bear.(image)

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Are you having enough sex? Wrong question

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:21:26 GMT

Of all the things contemporary adults believe are vital for a good marriage, a satisfying sex life and fidelity are often the top two. So it's no wonder that a recent study that reports that American couples in the early 2010s have sex, on average, nine fewer times per year than couples in the 1990s did has set off alarm bells. The decline occurred only among cohabiting or married individuals rather than their single or dating counterparts.(image)

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The real pirates of the Caribbean

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:25:42 GMT

Pirates have been a part of popular culture ever since they first appeared on the high seas with aspirations for fortune, fame and glory.(image)

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See 'Plinko' contestant freak out after record win

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:29:26 GMT

A contestant on "The Price is Right" won $31,500 during the game "Plinko," setting a new record.(image)

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The week in 28 photos

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:20:08 GMT

Take a look at 28 photos of the week from May 19 through May 25.(image)

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How they paid off $200K of debt in 2 years

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:37 GMT

It wasn't too long ago that Sunethra Muralidhara was buried under a mountain of debt.(image)

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Here's what's in Trump's budget

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:25:57 GMT

Christine Romans tackles what's inside President Trump's proposed budget and what billions of dollars in slashed benefits could mean.(image)

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These are the safest cars on the road

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:37:34 GMT

A new report identified 11 different car and SUV models in which no one died over a four year period.(image)

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Zuckerberg gets political in Harvard speech

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:10:18 GMT

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg returned to Cambridge to collect an honorary doctorate and give a commencement speech to the class of 2017.(image)

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Why the GOP is stuck in neutral

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:28:34 GMT

It wasn't pretty, but the Republicans won a much-needed victory Thursday in a raucous special election for Montana's sole seat in the House of Representatives.(image)

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By mistake, Trump reveals world's failure on terror

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:13:26 GMT

Earlier this week the world-famous Ringling Bros. Circus closed up its big-top tent for good. After 117 years of lion taming and other animal acts, it succumbed to changing values.(image)

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What we learned about Hillary Clinton from the New York magazine profile

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:52:13 GMT

Now that Hillary Clinton is "out of the woods," the former Democratic presidential nominee has become more vocal about her experiences during the 2016 election.(image)

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Trump administration gives embassies broad new discretion to limit travelers

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:25:21 GMT

The Trump administration has approved intensified screening measures for visa applicants trying to reach the US, even as multiple federal courts have blocked its travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries.(image)

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Homeland secretary: People would 'never leave the house' if they knew what I knew

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:46:45 GMT

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Friday that the American public would "never leave the house" if they knew what he knew about terrorist threats.(image)

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What is botulism, and how does it kill?

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:02:06 GMT

Two separate outbreaks this month of the rare but deadly toxin botulism have focused attention on this potentially fatal illness, which usually strikes about 150 people a year, mostly infants.(image)

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Want more affection? Have more sex

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:46:45 GMT

Want to have a more affectionate relationship with your life partner? Carve out time to have more sex. That's the takeaway of a series of four studies of committed couples in both the United States and Switzerland.(image)

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'Baywatch' movie sinks like a stone

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:34:12 GMT

A "Baywatch" movie needn't be high art -- its TV inspiration certainly wasn't -- but did it have to be this inane? Crude and silly, searching for the laughs in this R-rated comedy is the equivalent of scouring the beach with a metal detector looking for lost items.(image)

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Sarah Silverman: If 'you're not political...'

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:10:17 GMT

Sarah Silverman isn't buying it if you claim to not be "political."(image)

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Brad Pitt's 'War Machine' fizzles on Netflix

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:11:52 GMT

Throwing around money to demonstrate its commitment to the movie business, Netflix has rented Brad Pitt. That's the main headline to take from "War Machine," a muddled satire about the war in Afghanistan awkwardly forced to camouflage its lead character behind a pseudonym.(image)

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'Love Actually' sequel is giving us all the feels

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:46:07 GMT

"Love Actually" fans finally know what happened to their favorite characters.(image)

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'Pirates of the Caribbean' tries to turn back time

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:41:50 GMT

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" tries to turn back time, seeking to replicate the first 2003 film's chemistry. That attempt to swim against the tide doesn't entirely work, but at least delivers moments that fleetingly jolt this literally zombie-fied fifth installment to sporadic life.(image)

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Noma Mexico: The experience of a lifetime?

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:32:25 GMT

How much would you pay for the hottest meal ticket in town? In a world where access is everything, high rollers (and even medium rollers who throw caution to the wind) are willing to shell out big bucks for exclusive experiences and their ancillary bragging rights.(image)

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How Amsterdam cleaned up its sleazy center

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:14:28 GMT

It was raw and in-your-face, sleazy yet seductive, but Amsterdam's famous Red Light District has been cleaned up and a new character is emerging.(image)

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Inside a vast, ice-bound desert

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:40:24 GMT

Day five at sea in the High Arctic, and the news breaks early in the day. At 6 a.m, we're officially the most northerly vessel on the planet, reaching 81 degrees 16 minutes latitude. Not bad in a world of 7.3 billion people.(image)

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5 cool inventions that could save the planet

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:20:40 GMT

You've heard about the impact that our technology-driven population is having on the planet -- from cars, to energy factories, to the over-consumption of the earth's resources.(image)

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