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Video shows moment suspect triggered explosion

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:15:20 GMT

A video posted on Twitter shows the moment a low-tech pipe bomb exploded underground near the Port Authority bus terminal, according to an NYPD source.

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Women detail sexual allegations against Trump

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:09 GMT

A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault will detail their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday.

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Donald Trump's #metoo moment is here

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:02:02 GMT

On Monday morning, a trio of women -- Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey and Jessica Leeds -- went on Megyn Kelly's NBC show to reiterate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump that they first aired during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Diplomat blasts Tillerson in stinging resignation letter

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:47:48 GMT

A rising star at the State Department has written a blistering resignation letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that under his leadership, the agency's influence has withered and morale among staff has plummeted, in part because of the "stinging disrespect" shown by the Trump administration.

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Netanyahu: European countries will follow Trump on Jerusalem

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:07:35 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying Monday that he believed European countries would follow suit.

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California wildfires now bigger than NYC and Boston combined

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:53:09 GMT

Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10% Sunday.

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Firefighters weary after a week of wildfires

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:21:05 GMT

A half dozen fires have collectively scorched nearly 200,000 acres in California over the last week. More than 4,000 firefighters continue to battle the largest one in Ventura, County. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

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Drug trial might signal Huntington's disease breakthrough

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:32:58 GMT

For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans.

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US to send astronauts back to the moon -- and eventually Mars

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:00:59 GMT

President Donald Trump wants to send astronauts where no man has gone before.

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Putin orders withdrawal of some Russian troops from Syria

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:55:19 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a visit to the war-torn country on Monday.

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Golden Globe nominees revealed

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:03:05 GMT

The nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards will soon be revealed.

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No crystal ball for murky Oscar race

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:16:48 GMT

Once considered an Oscar bellwether, the Golden Globe nominations announced Monday have done more to muddy than clarify an Academy Award race that appears extremely wide open, while highlighting the lingering tension between recognizing small films and the sort of popular blockbusters that would bring name recognition and possibly more viewers to the broadcast.

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Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:48:49 GMT

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders isn't a big fan of the media.

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What's the impact of Trump's 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:56:31 GMT

President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed a Diet Coke -- along with a now-outdated cell phone and other items -- in a time capsule at his official presidential library.

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Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:59:25 GMT

If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.

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When kids get their first cell phones around the world

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:26:16 GMT

Sara Zaske's daughter, Sophia, rarely showed much interest in having her own cell phone -- that is, until they moved back to the United States from Germany.

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The mystery of the early universe's enormous black hole

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:12:57 GMT

For a scientist, perplexity is the most exhilarating state of mind, because unexpected phenomena are often the most direct path to discoveries. And a recent observation from one of the furthest corners of the universe -- an ancient and enormous black hole -- has set the astronomical world buzzing. It is hard to understand how a black hole became so big, so long ago.

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Rocker 'truly sorry' for kicking female photographer in the face

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:55:48 GMT

Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme has apologized for kicking a female photographer during a concert, leaving her bruised and in tears.

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Champions League last-16 draws pits PSG v Real Madrid

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:25:57 GMT

It is a mouthwatering clash which will be the hot topic of football discussions for many months.

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Vonn injures back in St. Moritz

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:05:44 GMT

She's targeting a historic season but Lindsey Vonn pulled out of a race in St. Moritz after injuring her back Saturday.

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Shooting Hong Kong like a street photographer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:53:47 GMT

As we wander around the little lanes of Sai Ying Pun -- well-known in Hong Kong for its dried seafood markets and open-air shops -- street photographer Christopher Lim stops in his tracks.

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Where to see wild parrots ... in New York

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:28:12 GMT

Tourists are often warned in New York City not to stop and look up. But on one street where a tree grows in Brooklyn, looking up is encouraged.

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Britain's rebel architecture

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:06:56 GMT

As Britain's contentious Postmodern architecture comes of age, the rebellious style is attracting a new generation of admirers. Best known for its striking shapes and bright colors, the eclectic architectural oeuvre blends contrasting historic influences, and was conceived as a playful riposte to the clean lines of modernism.

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Why this Juilliard cellist plays for pocket change in the subway

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:18:36 GMT

Born with a rare genetic condition, 19-year-old Juilliard musician Kei Otake spends weekend afternoons playing in the New York subway.

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Design Miami 2017's most collectible pieces

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:44:09 GMT

As a host of international galleries and designers pack up after another edition of Design Miami, it's time to reflect on the annual program of exhibitions, installations, talks and collaborations. This year's fair can be defined by three themes: contemporary classics versus new tech, Americana, and big ideas.

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How to celebrate Hanukkah in Rome

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:40:33 GMT

When you think of Rome, the Pope and Vatican City often come to mind. But the Italian capital is also home to one of the most historic and vibrant Jewish quarters in Europe.

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'Attempted terror attack' at Manhattan bus terminal injures 3 as well as suspect

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:02:55 GMT

Police are responding to reports of a possible explosion on the A, C and E subway lines near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, New York Police Department Sgt. Brendan Ryan said Monday. The trains are being evacuated, he said.

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Attack suspect: What we know of Akayed Ullah

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:10:01 GMT

An explosion Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is, in the words of Police Commissioner James O'Neill, a "terror-related incident."

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Immigration: White House claims Trump's plans could have prevented attack

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:39:11 GMT

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump's preferred immigration policies would have prevented the suspect in an attempted New York terrorist attack from entering the country.

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The deserted airport of the future

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:00:30 GMT

The grand opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt was slated to take place in June 2012, and the aviation world was ready and waiting.

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Dean Obeidallah: Why are some angier about Mueller than Russian interference?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:02:49 GMT

Outrage! That's what we saw from some Fox News on-air personalities this past week. So why the Fox freak-out? Simple: Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Rob Crilly: Donald Trump, the master of working from home

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:23:00 GMT

He's an overweight man who celebrates drinking Diet Coke and eating other junk food--and he'll start his day late whenever he damn well pleases. Who wouldn't want a work day like that? asks Rob Crilly.

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Obama is right - US democracy is fragile

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:11:37 GMT

Former President Barack Obama was right to speak out Thursday at the Economic Club of Chicago to warn Americans about the fragility of our democracy. Signs abound that our freedoms are under siege, not only from foreign enemies such as Vladimir Putin but also from forces inside our country, starting with the radicalized elements of the Republican Party.

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Nic Robertson: Trump has to live with consequences of Jerusalem decision

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:17:45 GMT

At ground zero, by Jerusalem's Old City walls, reaction to President Trump's declaration that the United States now recognizes the city as being Israel's capital is both mixed and muted.

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New Zealand ends winless run

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:14:35 GMT

New Zealand's drought on the Rugby Sevens World Series is finally over.

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