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Trump cancels meeting with North Korea, citing 'tremendous anger and open hostility'
Trump cites the "tremendous anger and open hostility" displayed in North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's recent statements.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 04:38 PM
Trump grants posthumous pardon to former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson
106 years after racially motivated conviction, heavyweight boxing champ receives a presidential pardon.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:38 PM
A woman said a Texas state trooper sexually assaulted her. Her lawyer apologized after seeing body cam video
Sherita Dixon-Cole could face charges after she accused a Texas state trooper of sexual assault. Body cam video released of the incident shows no misconduct.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 01:09 PM
Michael Rotondo, 30-year-old New York man being evicted by his parents, explains why he has no job
Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old man ordered by a judge to leave his parents’ home in upstate New York, has tried to explain why he has no job.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 12:08 PM
Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior
A new CNN report details the 80-year-old actor's alleged pattern of making unwanted advances on women while he was on movie sets, at press junkets or working with his production company, Revelations Entertainment.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:22 PM
Mike Pompeo: U.S. to maintain sanctions, diplomatic pressure against North Korea
The United States will keep pressure on North Korea to come to the negotiating table and abandon its nuclear weapons program, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday after President Trump canceled his summit with the North. He said sanctions will continue to squeeze North Korea's economy.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:16 PM
Welington Castillo suspended 80 games by MLB for taking EPO
Welington Castillo becomes the second prominent player in the past 10 days to suspended 80 games for a failed drug test.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 04:35 PM
'Can we just say that I am sick?' How USA Gymnastics covered for Larry Nassar
Emails obtained by IndyStar reveal USA Gymnastics agreed to participate in one of Larry Nassar’s many deceptions. He continued to abuse girls.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 11:29 AM
U.S. troops guarding nuclear weapons were taking LSD, records show
Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press show service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles bought, distributed and used the hallucinogen LSD and other illegal drugs as part of a ring that operated undetected for months on a military base in Wyoming.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 04:22 PM
Gwyneth Paltrow tells Howard Stern her ex Brad Pitt threatened to 'kill' Harvey Weinstein
“(Brad Pitt) said, ‘If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you.’ Or something like that," Gwyneth Paltrow recalled to Howard Stern Wednesday.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 03:53 PM
Report: Obesity linked to these 12 types of cancers, including breast and colorectal
A comprehensive report from the World Cancer Research Fund said 12 different types of cancer are linked to body weight, and offers recommendations to cut risks including exercise, healthy diet.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 04:36 PM
Fox contributor Tomi Lahren said diner threw water on her. Trump tweeted his support
President Trump tweeted his support for the "outstanding and respected" Fox contributor Tomi Lahren after video shows water thrown at her at a Minneapolis restaurant.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:05 PM
I wish my mom's phone wasn't invented, 2nd grader writes in school project
Elementary school teacher Jen Adams Beason said four of her students told her they wished phones were never invented for a class writing prompt. "I hate my mom's phone and I wish she never had one," one student wrote.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 04:04 PM
Trump's company won't say what the president's new $107K business is, so we went looking to find out
Trump's company won't say what T Retail LLC, the president's new $107,000 business is. What we found was TrumpStore.com, hawking items emblazoned with his name.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:38 PM
Holiday deals: 3 things you can buy for less on Memorial Day weekend
Summer is almost here, but school’s not out quite yet. What items can you get great deals on at Memorial Day sales? Here's a cheat sheet that you can use before you start spending.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 07:00 AM
Homeowner watches in awe as lava from Hawaii volcano flows ever closer to his home
The view from Victor Hoapili's front yard is, by his own reckoning, "spectacular." It is also terrifying. The plumes of molten lava light up the evening sky, against a backdrop of palm trees and the sound of the ocean, as the liquid fire inches closer to his one-story house in Leilana Estates.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 03:17 PM
Trump isn't the only one who wants to build a wall. These European nations already did
Over the past three years, European countries built at least 800 miles of anti-immigrant fencing. Here's what the impact has been.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 10:30 AM
Sorry, you're grilling your food wrong
14 of the most common grilling mistakes—and how to avoid them
     
 
 
05/24/2018 02:05 PM
NFL owners get what they deserve when President Trump rips players
Donald Trump praised the NFL's new anthem policy on Thursday but said players who don't stand "shouldn't be in the country."
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:22 PM
Seven cities perfect for a three-day weekend
You can cross these North American spots off your list in just a few days, and come home feeling cultured and invigorated, not tired and overwhelmed.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 12:05 PM
Lawmakers get first look at secret Russia probe documents during Justice meeting
The meetings, which will include a bipartisan contingent of top congressional Democrats and Republicans later Thursday, are most extraordinary in that they were first brokered by President Trump, who remains the most prominent subject of the investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:34 PM
Donald Trump should not assume he's above the law. A sitting president can be indicted.
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani would be unwise to assume presidents can't be indicted. The Constitution doesn't bar it and Rod Rosenstein could allow it.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 07:15 AM
Donald Trump's war on Justice enters alarming phase
Instead of 'spygate' rants and abusing the office of the presidency, Trump should be sending James Comey thank you notes: Our view
     
 
 
05/24/2018 12:08 AM
It’s time for Mueller to put up or call it quits
Crossfire Hurricane and special counsel probe have dragged on for 22 months: Opposing view
     
 
 
05/24/2018 12:09 AM
Where are small-government Republicans when Donald Trump attacks Amazon and Jeff Bezos?
The GOP now condones large, intrusive government and presidential attacks on job creators — Jeff Bezos and Amazon today, anyone's guess tomorrow.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 10:39 AM
Abortion ban vote a chance to throw off oppressing legacy of old Catholic Ireland
The Irish version of 'Handmaid's Tale' gives the unborn the same rights as mothers. Voters may overturn that painful Catholic abortion legacy this week.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 02:56 PM
To stop school shootings, use Israel's approach to fighting terror: Texas attorney general
After Santa Fe & Parkland, we can spare no expense in stopping school shootings. By making our schools as secure as airports, we can protect our kids.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 09:00 AM
Hating McCain: Grant, Ted Kennedy and Nixon got a break at the end. But times change.
The adage “never speak ill of the dead’’ once applied also to the dying, including one’s enemies. Until now. John McCain, battling cancer, is also being pummeled by his political rivals and critics.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 04:01 AM
NFL new national anthem kneeling policy enslaves black players, fans
The new NFL national anthem policy that bans kneeling strips the power of protest from players, and puts everyone in their place.
     
 
 
05/23/2018 07:49 PM
Danica Patrick on and off the track
     
 
 
05/23/2018 07:34 PM
Prince Philip: The Queen's 'strength and stay' through decades
     
 
 
05/23/2018 09:53 PM
Past winners of 'American Idol'
     
 
 
05/23/2018 08:34 PM
Barbecue festivals at theme parks this summer
     
 
 
05/23/2018 07:44 PM
Scenes from Harry and Meghan's royal wedding
     
 
 
05/23/2018 04:50 PM
Tick season: What you need to know about ticks, diseases they cause and how to remove them safely
May is the start of the three month tick season, here's what you need to know to protect yourself from tickborne illness.
     
 
 
05/23/2018 10:21 PM
Is this the next iPhone? If not, it should be
Apple would be stupid not to remake the best iPhone ever.
     
 
 
05/23/2018 02:23 PM
FDA says stop using over-the-counter benzocaine products on teething infants
The FDA issued a warning Wednesday against over-the-counter benzocaine teething products, saying they pose a serious safety risk to infants.
     
 
 
05/23/2018 09:38 PM
Lake Worth's alert system is hacked and sends out a warning of a zombie invasion
Officials in Lake Worth, Fla., a city next to Palm Beach, are trying to find out who sent out a cellphone alert warning of a zombie attack.
     
 
 
05/23/2018 07:49 PM
NFL's national anthem policy: Players on field must stand, show 'respect'
NFL players will be allowed to remain in the locker room for the national anthem, but those who choose to be on the field must show "respect," according to the new policy.
     
 
 
05/23/2018 06:54 PM
Return too much stuff to Amazon? You might get banned
The online retailing giant revealed in a Wall Street Journal report it will ban people who abuse their service over a long period of time.
     
 
 
05/23/2018 09:59 PM
Judge rules 30-year-old must move out of his parents' house
Parents Mark and Christina Rotondo of Camillus, N.Y., want their son Michael to move out, get a job and take him broken-down Volkswagen Passat with him.
     
 
 
05/23/2018 05:26 PM
Twitter poll: College costs are chief source of worry for parents
Over 35,000 respondents shared their top concerns about sending their kids to college, highlighting worries about how to finance higher education.
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:33 PM
Sen. Bob Corker: Trump abusing power with 'dangerous' plan for car tariffs
Trump is abusing his power by initiating an investigation into whether importing automobiles poses a threat to national security, Corker says
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:31 PM
Welington Castillo of White Sox banned 80 games for EPO test
Welington Castillo banned 80 games for positive EPO test; White Sox catcher takes 'full responsibility'
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:28 PM
Yates' Giro lead cut in half, Schachmann wins 18th stage
Simon Yates remains in the lead of the Giro d'Italia but the British rider's advantage over closest rival Tom Dumoulin has been slashed in half after the tough 18th stage
     
 
 
05/24/2018 05:26 PM