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Richard Grenell, the newly installed acting director of American spy agencies and loyalist to President Donald Trump, began his temporary tenure by moving aggressively to put his stamp on the intelligence community that Trump has repeatedly attacked.
CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto says that President Trump's selection of Richard Grenell, who has very little national security experience, to be the next director of national intelligence is an "egregious" choice.
The Washington Post reported late Friday that intelligence officials told Sen. Bernie Sanders, the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, that Russians are actively trying to help him in an effort to split the party. They're also meddling generally on behalf of President Donald Trump, although we knew that already. Officials notified Sanders about a month ago.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that his campaign was briefed about Russian efforts to help his presidential campaign, intensifying concerns about the Kremlin's role in the US presidential race.
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) chastises her Republican colleagues and says none of them have responded to the briefing delivered to lawmakers warning them that the intelligence community believes Russia is already taking steps to interfere in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump win, which three sources familiar with the matter have told CNN.
Roger Stone is asking to disqualify Judge Amy Berman Jackson from his case, taking issue with her praise for the jurors at his sentencing Thursday.
CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich after he was pardoned by President Trump.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday declared himself a "political prisoner" in a contentious interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper over the substantial evidence prosecutors used to convict him on a host of public corruption charges.
A 5-4 Supreme Court is allowing a rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits like food stamps and housing vouchers to go into effect in every state.
President Donald Trump has told his staff that he will look to block the release of John Bolton's upcoming book over claims that their discussions were classified, adding that his former national security adviser is a "traitor," two people familiar with the conversations told The Washington Post.
Boris Johnson has a problem.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is looking for a breakaway win in Saturday's Nevada caucuses. Everybody else in the Democratic presidential race is trying to keep it close.
CNN's John King discusses intelligence officials telling Congress that Russia is working to re-elect President Trump, and the reactions from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Donald Trump Jr.
Since pardons are something of a topic du jour, Mr. President, I have a simple request. I'm fairly certain you've heard of former NFL star quarterback Michael Vick. We also all noticed the news reports that you just gifted a commutation for an alum of "The Celebrity Apprentice" who was accused of shakedowns involving a children's hospital and pardoned a former police commissioner convicted for tax fraud and lying to the government. So please, sir, hear me out -- I have a far more deserving candidate for your leniency consideration.
Think your driver's license is enough to get you through airport security in the United States and onto your domestic flight?
A student working on his doctorate at a New York university was found dead by his roommate earlier this month five hours after the student made an "unintelligible" 911 call for help, according to a police official.
CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke to Tanny Jiraprapasuke, who was verbally attacked while riding the subway in Los Angeles. This comes amid a string of racist attacks on Asians in the US due to hysteria around the coronavirus.
A man who had been arrested for damaging the property of a female college student whose body was found Tuesday night is now accused of her killing.
British backpacker Grace Millane was strangled to death, crammed into a suitcase and buried in a New Zealand woodland after a Tinder date in December 2018.
Two people were arrested and charged in connection with an AMBER alert for 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, who was last seen two months ago.
The mother of two children missing in Idaho repeatedly lied to police and asked others to lie as detectives began investigating the disappearances, according to newly released court documents.
A suspect has been arrested after a pilot landing in California says he was temporarily blinded by a laser.
The Colorado River -- which provides water to more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles -- has seen its flow dwindle by 20 percent compared to the last century, and scientists have found that climate change is mainly to blame.
A 12-year-old boy left his puppy outside a shelter with a stuffed animal and a touching note: He wanted to spare him the wrath of his abusive father.
White supremacists are officially more of a threat to New Jersey than both ISIS and al Qaeda, according to state security officials.
A mother in Indianapolis narrowly saved a semi-truck driver before his tanker exploded as she was on the way home from visiting her newborn child in the NICU. CNN affiliate WXIN has the details on this daring rescue.
Ara Zobayan, the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in California, killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant, violated weather-related flight rules in 2015, according to Federal Aviation Administration enforcement records obtained by CNN.
Country singer Blake Shelton surprised his girlfriend Gwen Stefani and her audience at a concert in Las Vegas.
A manager of a marijuana shop in Washington used bear spray to fight off three armed robbers demanding money.
Concerns are growing over the global spread of the novel coronavirus after a spike in cases outside of mainland China among people with no connection to China or the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the outbreak.
More than half of South Korea's novel coronavirus cases can be linked to the Shincheonji religious group. Officials say one member attended services in the southern city of Daegu while infected. Religious services have since been shut down to stop the spread. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
In New York City, a man assaults a woman wearing a face mask, calling her a "diseased b****."
President Donald Trump became enraged with senior advisers this week when 14 Americans who tested positive for the coronavirus were brought back to the US from Japan after he had been told they would remain quarantined overseas, administration officials told The Washington Post.
Season 3 of "American Idol" on ABC has just started, but already there is drama.
"Better Call Saul" returns for its second-to-last season, inching closer to "Breaking Bad's" turf both in its narrative timeline and its impressive quality. Although the prequel is running out of room, the AMC drama continues to achieve a dazzling balancing act in building toward an ending that is, in some ways, a beginning.
Actress Lark Voorhies told Dr. Oz that she feels "slighted and hurt" about not being included in an upcoming "Saved by the Bell" reboot.
They are members of an unnecessarily large fraternity.
Can't afford a Telsa Cybertruck? No worry. Get the toy.
A sweet moment of a young boy running up to a man delivering pizza and hugging him was captured on a doorbell camera. The man's recent loss made the exchange that much more meaningful. CNN affiliate WLNE reports.
Take a look at 31 photos of the week from February 14 through February 20.
Richard Branson is sailing into new waters with the launch of his first cruise liner, making a bold pitch to younger travelers at an undeniably awkward time for the industry.
Stocks keep reaching record highs. Goldman Sachs is worried that leaves investors vulnerable to surprises.
Owners of Flywheel's in-home bikes will soon be forced to spin into enemy territory.
Let's raise our glasses and toast to cheaper wine.
The crowd gathered for Roger Stone's sentencing Thursday heard more than a judge's decision that he should go to prison for obstruction, lying to Congress and witness tampering. It also heard the sound of the judiciary, and one might say reality itself, striking back at a wrecking-ball president who has tried to damage public trust in the courts -- while exerting his own power in extraordinary ways.
Wednesday's debate in Nevada was challenging for former Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Although he was able to get a barb or two in late in the night, for the first hour of the debate, Bloomberg became the political piñata I had warned about in a CNN column, arguing that "he would be better off staying off the national stage, letting his ads do the talking for now -- at least until after Super Tuesday."
In back-to-back appearances at CNN town halls Thursday night in Nevada, former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren rooted themselves in bread-and-butter Democratic issues. They spoke to the economic challenges of the middle class and working families, who in Biden's words "are getting battered across the board," and need relief from high health care costs and the rising cost of living.
Please, Mr. President, re-think this one. Richard Grenell, as close a friend and ally as he might be, is very much the wrong man at the wrong time as acting Director of National Intelligence. He is a catastrophe-in-waiting who will be in a position he is totally unqualified to hold, one that is central to America's national security.
It only took one vote in one state parliament for Germany's populist far right to break a decades-long political taboo, topple Chancellor Angela Merkel's chosen successor and trigger a political crisis whose implications reach even beyond the country's borders.
The Houston Astros are cheaters. That is the conclusion of an investigation by Major League Baseball: Its players had concocted a scheme to tip off its hitters in real time as to precisely which pitches they would be receiving from the opposing pitchers.
More than 5 tons of drugs were seized off the coast of Panama after authorities spotted what appeared to be a semi-submersible vessel, the country's ministry of public security said.
Bullied at school for his dwarfism, 9-year-old Quaden Bayles sobs uncontrollably in the back of his mother's car -- saying to the camera: "Give me a knife, I want to kill myself."
The gunman suspected of killing nine people at two shisha bars in Hanau, Germany, is believed to have a far-right background, prosecutors said. The shootings have sparked outrage across Germany. CNN's Melissa Bell reports from Hanau.
Tennessee authorities are looking for a 15-month-old who was last seen two months ago.
To say that Holly McNally had a crazy week might be an understatement.
A highway in Florida won't be keeping its name much longer after a county voted to change the name of a handful of "Dixie" highways to "Harriet Tubman Highway."
So far this season,105 children have died from the flu, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the highest number of child flu deaths at this point in the season since the CDC started keeping records in 2004, except for the 2009 flu pandemic.
Art lovers are being given the chance to own a Picasso painting valued at around $1 million. The price? Just €100 ($108) -- the cost of a ticket for a charity raffle to be drawn in March.
It's hard to imagine a visual record of the 20th century without Pablo Ruiz Picasso. With his bold shapes and characteristic angles, the Spanish artist captured everything from the horrors of war to the boundless possibilities of the human form.
From models on the runways to the influencers in the front rows, it's easy to assume that Milan's fashion scene is solely the domain of the young.
Before getting into what Naomi Campbell has to say, it is impossible to ignore what Naomi Campbell projects: A kind of surreal, cyborg beauty. She is what I imagine a 3D printout of what a perfect otherworldly woman would look like.
It can seem like there have never been so many ways to be a man -- or at least look like one.
How do you follow up charging $120,000 for a banana duct-taped to a wall? Well, try this.
It's finally here.