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The White House is transferring power to the Pentagon and it could entrench the US deeper into conflicts

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:04:02 GMT

In his first six months in office, President Donald Trump has overseen a steady transfer of power from the White House to the Pentagon, handing off several warfighting authorities that previously rested in his hands -- and those of past presidents of both parties -- to the Pentagon and the commanders overseeing the US' military campaigns.(image)


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Fareed's take: US headed for another decade of war

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:08:05 GMT

CNN's Fareed Zakaria says that President Trump's administration is ramping up military operations across the Middle East and causing the US to stumble into another decade of war.(image)


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Opinion: Trump gave away his most consequential decision

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:58:03 GMT

President Trump has given Secretary of Defense James Mattis full authority to set US troop levels in Afghanistan.(image)


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House defense bill calls for $27B more than Trump budget proposes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:55:52 GMT

The House's defense authorization bill includes a major $21 billion boost to buy more weapons for the Pentagon, allocating major funding upgrades to F-35 and F/A-18 fighter jets and Navy shipbuilding programs.(image)


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Turkish police use tear gas to break up pride rallies

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:56:07 GMT

Tear gas and rubber pellets marred Pride rallies in Istanbul Sunday as LGBTQ supporters took to the streets in defiance of a parade ban.(image)


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Senators call for more time on health care

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:50:10 GMT

Two Republican critics of the Senate's health care bill expressed strong doubts Sunday that the legislation can make it through the chamber before the July 4 recess, as the GOP leadership wants.(image)


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Trump says Obama stole 'mean' term

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:58:53 GMT

President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of stealing his terminology when Obama said last week that there was a 'fundamental meanness' at the core of the Republican health care bill.(image)


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Schiff got 'queasy feeling' from Lynch

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:13:40 GMT

In an interview with Dana Bash, Rep. Adam Schiiff says he was also unsettled by Obama AG telling Comey to call Clinton investigation a "matter."(image)


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Pilot urges prayers as plane starts shaking

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:46:53 GMT

An AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth, Australia, was forced to turn back Sunday after the A330 aircraft began shaking due to what the airline called a "technical issue."(image)


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At least 9 dead after tourist boat sinks

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:14:23 GMT

Rescuers are combing the waters of a reservoir in northwest Colombia after a tourist boat carrying 150 people sank, according to Colombian authorities.(image)


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Trump: Clinton colluded against Sanders

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:56:52 GMT

President Donald Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party in a tweet Sunday morning, saying the former secretary of state "colluded" with the party in the presidential primary to defeat Sen. Bernie Sanders.(image)


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ISIS gains foothold in Philippines

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:40:49 GMT

During the rainy season on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, storms are foreshadowed by flashes of lightning in the distance, visible above the treetops.(image)


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Shop can't remove Confederate flag

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:47:58 GMT

An ice cream shop owner in Orangeburg, South Carolina, a majority black town, is unable to remove a Confederate flag that flies over his business, but is located on land he doesn't own. CNN's Victor Blackwell reports.(image)


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Teen hurt after dropping from Six Flags ride

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:54:22 GMT

A 14-year-old girl was injured when she dropped from a ride Saturday night at a Six Flags amusement park in upstate New York, the sheriff's office said.(image)


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18 large fires burning in the Southwest

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:51:57 GMT

A series of wildfires is blazing across the Southwest as the chance of rain remains low amid a deadly heatwave.(image)


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Video shows plane spiral into daycare

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:33:41 GMT

Surveillance video shows a plane crashing into an unoccupied daycare in Fort Myers, Florida. The pilot survived, but one passenger was killed.(image)


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Vets exposed to gas denied benefits

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:19:46 GMT

A congressional report says that World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas experiments have been denied benefits. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.(image)


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Trump and Pence attend a wedding

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:47:13 GMT

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were among the throng of Washington power players attending Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wedding to Scottish actress Louise Linton on Saturday evening.(image)


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Pride persists in a failing Appalachian town

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:01:31 GMT

CNN's W. Kamau Bell travels to Kentucky coal country, where a former mayoral candidate in the "poorest white town in the country" describes why he works to preserve it. Watch "United Shades of America" Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.(image)


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What life is like for black coal miners

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:53:06 GMT

"United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" visits coal country and finds African-American residents with a unique perspective on life in and outside eastern Kentucky's mines. Watch Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.(image)


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Why stereotypes run deep here

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:51:06 GMT

"United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" visits Eastern Kentucky's coal country, where residents are quite familiar with how some outsiders view the region. Watch Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.(image)


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Transgender firefighter marches in Pride parade as grand marshal

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:38:50 GMT

When Brooke Guinan joined the New York City Fire Department in 2008 she publicly presented herself as a man. She had no idea that on Sunday she'd be one of the NYC Pride Parade's grand marshals while identifying as a transgender woman.(image)


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Mom, 93: 'I love my lesbian daughters'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:18:57 GMT

Every year on the last Sunday in June, Frances Goldin can be found on the northwest corner of 18th Street and 5th Avenue in New York.(image)


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Yes, this splash-dancing gorilla is worth watching

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:51:21 GMT

There seems to be a lot more going on behind the scenes at the Dallas Zoo -- including some splashy dance moves by Zola the gorilla.(image)


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Jimi Hendrix as you've never seen him

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:24:14 GMT

The Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967 cemented rock 'n' roll as an art form to be reckoned with.(image)


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Once-conjoined twins' new life apart

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:59:38 GMT

Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway.(image)


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Colbert makes big announcement on Russian TV

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:50:02 GMT

During a visit to a Russian talk show, "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert announced that he will be running for president in 2020.(image)


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On healthcare, GOP loss could be a win

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:18:14 GMT

This week a huge vote is expected on Capitol Hill, where the Senate is set to act on its version of the health care plan unveiled last week by Sen. Mitch McConnell. The plan modifies the House bill, but not by much. It is a tough piece of legislation that would severely undercut President Barack Obama's health care regulations and roll back the expansion of Medicaid that provided millions of Americans with insurance.(image)


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Why ISIS blew up historic mosque

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:23:01 GMT

Muslims consider mosques to be the houses of God, the bayt Allah. They are places of worship, sanctuaries, and where Muslim communities come together. The first mosque, which was a modest structure built in 622 in Medina, was the house of the Prophet Mohammed.(image)


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Defiant Pelosi says she's not going anywhere

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:23:18 GMT

A defiant Nancy Pelosi made it clear she's not going anywhere, brushing off critics from her own party saying "I think I'm worth the trouble."(image)


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Gowdy decries leaks out of Coats meeting with House intelligence

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:09:45 GMT

Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday warned his fellow lawmakers about leaking information from closed briefings.(image)


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Rapper gets political: Fake news and Trump's most powerful weapon

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:23:14 GMT

As the fate of President Donald Trump's travel ban hangs in the balance, Wyclef Jean is sending an empowering message to immigrants and refugees: America wouldn't be great without you.(image)


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Trump's plan for 5-year welfare ban for immigrants is already law

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:08:34 GMT

President Donald Trump proposed Wednesday night reforming the welfare system by putting into law a statute that has been the law of the land since 1996.(image)


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Teens still have sex, most use contraception

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:19:56 GMT

American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.(image)


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'The Beguiled' serves up old-fashioned charms

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:32:04 GMT

"The Beguiled" has a throwback feel that goes beyond its debt to the creepy 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood. Writer-director Sofia Coppola has produced a small-scale movie that exalts old-fashioned movie-making qualities, yielding a refreshingly understated alternative to a sea of summer blockbusters.(image)


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Does French Montana still watch the Kardashians?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:21:07 GMT

French Montana has a lot to be excited about these days. His single "Unforgettable" with Swae Lee went platinum this week and his mission to provide better health care for the people of Uganda has inspired other celebrities to pitch in.(image)


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6 reasons to watch the BET Awards

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:42 GMT

The biggest stars in sports, film and music will descend on Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American and other minority entertainers.(image)


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'Glee' star Charice Pempengco is now Jake Zyrus

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:51:11 GMT

Four years after coming out, Charice Pempengco has changed her name to Jake Zyrus.(image)


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Five guys take same photo for 35 years

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:02:03 GMT

Five friends from Santa Barbara High School have been snapping the same photo in the same pose on the same cabin bench every five years for the past 35 years.(image)


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Brewing opportunity for people with disabilities

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:33:02 GMT

Coffee shops are cool, but in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau's Coffee is known for its warmth.(image)


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Empowering children in homeless shelters

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:24:03 GMT

Jennifer Cox began teaching at an under-performing school near Baltimore in 2005.(image)


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The restorative power of a warm shower

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:46:37 GMT

Five years ago, Doniece Sandoval gained a new perspective on San Francisco's immense problem of homelessness. It happened in her own neighborhood.(image)


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Young protester shot at point blank range

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:56:55 GMT

A 22-year-old protester died after being shot three times in the chest by a national guard at point blank range in Caracas, Venezuela.(image)


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