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Trump, cheered and jeered abroad, returns home to uncertainty

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:03:56 GMT

Swinging over the green Ionian sea Saturday, his first foreign trip behind him, President Donald Trump was in a valedictory mood.

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Body language experts decode Trump's trip

Sun, 28 May 2017 00:14:29 GMT

As President Donald Trump's first official trip abroad comes to an end, handshakes and facial expressions could give us a small glimpse into his personality.

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British Airways: Some service returning after IT outage

Sun, 28 May 2017 04:28:40 GMT

Travelers with British Airways are facing disruptions Saturday after the airline reported major computer problems.

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Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:16:54 GMT

In an apparent break with a nearly two-decades long bipartisan tradition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to two administration officials familiar with the decision.

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Two top Trump advisers dodge Kushner questions

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:53:04 GMT

President Donald Trump's top economic and national security advisers on Saturday declined to comment on the swirl of allegations that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is facing regarding his contacts with Russian officials.

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Ex-CIA director: This is off the map

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:35:32 GMT

"Off the map." That's how a former CIA director on Saturday described the notion of Jared Kushner, a top aide to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, setting up a secret communications channel between Washington and the Kremlin.

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Duterte jokes about rape to troops

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:14:40 GMT

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, giving a pep talk to his troops in the country's restive south, exhorted the soldiers to go all out in fighting Islamic militants and joked that under martial law they could even commit rape with impunity.

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China: US description of fighter jet maneuver 'inconsistent with the facts'

Sun, 28 May 2017 04:15:41 GMT

Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets conducted unsafe maneuvers while intercepting a US surveillance aircraft that was operating in international airspace near the South China Sea, according to the Navy.

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Musical legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

Sun, 28 May 2017 02:46:30 GMT

Gregg Allman, the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become a grizzled elder statesman for the blues music he loved, has died. He was 69.

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Man kills two in US, yelling anti-Muslim slurs

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:09:33 GMT

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

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Trump delays Paris climate agreement decision

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:46:22 GMT

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will make a decision next week on whether the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord. The President teased his decision about the hotly debated topic in a tweet early Saturday morning Eastern time during the final leg of his first presidential trip abroad.

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Palestinian inmates end hunger strike

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:17:54 GMT

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ended their hunger strike Saturday after 40 days, officials said.

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Video shows moment bear attacks 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.

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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.

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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.

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Ramadan for non-Muslims: An etiquette guide

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:58:06 GMT

There are 7 billion people in the world. And a full 22% of them -- 1.6 billion -- are fasting from sunup to sundown. Every day. For an entire month.

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Why this photo is making waves

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:18:19 GMT

What's the first thing you noticed about this picture of political spouses and partners, other than Melania Trump's continued mastery of the color black?

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Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton slips up

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:08:13 GMT

Kimi Raikkonen claimed his first pole position in nine years Saturday to lead a Ferrari lock-out of the front row for the Monaco Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton endured a miserable qualifying session in his Mercedes.

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French Open debutant Tennys Sandgren may have the best name in sport

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:06:34 GMT

In film and music, it's commonplace for artists and actors to change their name to better position themselves for fame and fortune.

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Can Nadal win 10th French Open title?

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:00:10 GMT

The "King of Clay" is ready to reign again.

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Barack Obama tees off in Scotland

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:31:23 GMT

Former US president Barack Obama begins his first trip to Scotland with a round of golf at one of the oldest courses in the world.

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Experts' tips for choosing the safest sunscreen

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:16:52 GMT

Throughout the summer, consumers struggle with how to best protect their skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But which products are the safest?

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Are you having enough sex?

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.

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The key to solving cabin storage problems?

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:01:08 GMT

The frenzy to stuff gear into the overhead lockers is one of the most maddening aspects of modern air travel, but imagine if you had your own personal storage area.

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The world's tastiest rail journey

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:44:17 GMT

Dappled sunlight gleaming off its regal blue livery, Portugal's Presidential Train glides out of the medieval heart of Porto towards the Douro Valley on the start of a new addition to Europe's selection of luxury rail journeys -- a nine-hour gourmet excursion through one of the most beautiful wine regions.

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Air warrior and his 'titanium mistress'

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:34:43 GMT

Many years ago, a 12-year-old Rick Goddard was riding a ski lift up a snowy hill in Utah when he heard the unmistakable roar of a jet engine.

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World's most technologically advanced boats

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:43:04 GMT

Quicker, sleeker and better designed than ever before, an insight behind closed doors at Land Rover BAR as it battles to win the America's Cup.

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5 takeaways from Trump's travels

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:37:06 GMT

President Donald Trump on Saturday concluded a nine-day swing through the Middle East and Europe that marked his first foreign travel as president -- a significant milestone for a head of state also considered the leader of the free world.

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Rival militias clash in Libyan capital

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:32:49 GMT

At least 47 people were killed in fierce clashes between rival militias in Libya, the Ministry of Health said.

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Bee tattoos spread in Manchester

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:17:19 GMT

Manchester residents are getting bee tattoos to honor the bombing victims, with proceeds being donated to support families of those killed and wounded.

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Iraqi forces advance on ISIS in Mosul

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:13:39 GMT

Iraqi forces have taken another step toward wresting Mosul from ISIS.

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Sea lion drags girl into water

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:26:19 GMT

A family of tourists was feeding and observing a sea lion in British Columbia when it jumped out of the water and pulled in a young girl.

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Roller coaster fanatic's 10 picks

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:07:03 GMT

Roller coaster enthusiast Patrick Lindich, who documents his rides on his CoasterFanatics YouTube channel, shares his favorite new rides for 2017.

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Can $2M get plastic out of sea?

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:21:52 GMT

There are over 150 million metric tons of plastics in our oceans.

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If you care about the planet, don't eat this

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:09:29 GMT

The Natural Resources Defense Council, an international nonprofit environmental organization founded in 1970, has released a report on food and climate-warming pollution in the US which includes a list of 10 common foods that are considered to be highly climate-damaging, in relation to the amount of CO2 released for each kilogram of food produced.

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Fairytale finish for legendary stallion

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:22:04 GMT

It was the fairytale and emotional finish that the showjumping world was just willing to happen.

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Kavitha Rajagopalan: My son's life under Trump's proposed cuts

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:27:01 GMT

On the eve of the new year, my four-month-old son was diagnosed with leukocyte adhesion deficiency type I, a very rare primary immunodeficiency disease, so life-threatening that he could die from a diaper rash. As Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president, my son was admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering, where he now awaits the only known cure for his disease: a stem cell transplant.

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Jeffrey Gettleman: This lie saved my life

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:39:17 GMT

Several years ago, when I was a young reporter and desperate to prove myself, I found myself barreling down a highway toward Falluja. This was 2004, when Iraq was beginning its descent into chaos. A squad of American Marines had just been killed and I was eager to get the story. I was new at The New York Times and took on what I now see was a stupid amount of risk.

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Paul Cruickshank: Why the Libya connection matters

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:19:53 GMT

As UK security services investigate what led Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old-British national of Libyan descent, to carry out the deadliest attack on British soil since the London bombings, a key line of inquiry will be what he got up to during the three weeks he spent in Libya before the attack.

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Rob Crilly: Trump couldn't cut Sean Spicer a break?

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:15:09 GMT

Here's what I see when I look at Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's battered press secretary: A man who chews and swallows 35 pieces of gum every day, who routinely stands up before the assembled Washington media corps to offer himself up for a ritual flogging to deflect from the President's latest misstep, and who knows he will never again be able to walk down the street without a passer-by reminding him that his entire life's work as a Republican communications strategist has been rendered a cartoonish joke by a comedienne on a wobbly motorized podium.

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