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A confrontation has erupted between House Democrats and the White House over communications between Trump and an unidentified foreign leader 19 Sep 2019, 6:49 am

A smoldering Washington intelligence mystery exploded late Wednesday into a full-on confrontation between House Democrats and the White House over communications between President Donald Trump and an unidentified foreign leader.

Trump's communications with foreign leader spurred whistleblower 19 Sep 2019, 12:03 am

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has agreed to testify in an open session before the House Intelligence Committee after refusing to comply with Tuesday's deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint that had been deemed by the intelligence community inspector general to be "credible and urgent."

Phil Mudd: Congress shouldn't ask US Intel community to snitch on Trump 19 Sep 2019, 12:06 am

CNN analyst Phil Mudd responds following a report from The Washington Post revealing President Donald Trump's communications with a foreign leader sparked the whistleblower complaint that has led the acting director of national intelligence to agree to testify amid a showdown with Congress.

Bolton criticizes Trump at closed-door event 19 Sep 2019, 4:28 am

Former national security adviser John Bolton didn't offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but instead took aim at his former boss' policies on the world stage, according to an attendee.

Trump shifts blame to Bolton: He made many mistakes 11 Sep 2019, 3:14 pm

President Donald Trump addresses the departure of national security advisor John Bolton, claiming Bolton wasn't getting along with others in the Trump administration.

Trump stays cautious as Pompeo calls attack on Saudi oil an 'act of war' 19 Sep 2019, 4:42 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the attack on Saudi oil facilities "an act of war" Wednesday, as President Donald Trump announced that he's ordered new sanctions on Iran, the latest escalation in tensions between the two countries as US officials work to pin the blame on Iran.

Iran's foreign minister threatens 'all out war' in case of military strike on Iran 19 Sep 2019, 7:01 am

Iran's foreign minister has raised the specter of "all out war" that Saudi Arabia would have to fight "to the last American soldier" in case of United States or Saudi strikes.

Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface at a school party 19 Sep 2019, 3:45 am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface during a school event in 2001, a spokeswoman for his political party confirmed Wednesday night.

Cooper reports on Trudeau photo 19 Sep 2019, 2:10 am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded about a photo that recently surfaced of him appearing to wear brownface at a party in 2001.

O'Rourke unveils plan to legalize marijuana -- the issue that launched his political career 19 Sep 2019, 5:57 am

Beto O'Rourke's campaign on Thursday unveiled his proposal to legalize and tax marijuana, release and expunge the records of those convicted of marijuana possession and help businesses that sell marijuana use banks.

White House to withdraw Trump's nominee to head FEMA 18 Sep 2019, 10:54 pm

The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Jeff Byard, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seven months after he was nominated to the position, a senior administration official and congressional source tell CNN.

Governor announces free college tuition for residents 18 Sep 2019, 11:26 pm

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to provide state residents with free tuition to public colleges, a plan that, if passed by the state legislature, would add New Mexico to the growing list of Democratic-led states to offer free higher education.

Avlon: House may have found way to tick off GOP and McConnell 18 Sep 2019, 8:54 am

CNN's John Avlon takes a closer look at the House Oversight Committee's investigation into Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao's potential conflicts of interest related to her ties to an international shipping company run by members of Chao's family.

Opinion: Jimmy Carter wants an age limit for the presidency -- and he may have a point 18 Sep 2019, 6:48 pm

Former President Jimmy Carter took a shot at presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders when he said on Tuesday that he couldn't have handled the presidency at the age of 80. Speaking at the Carter Center, the former President said he hopes "there's an age limit" to the job.

Student was fatally stabbed while onlookers took a video of his suffering 19 Sep 2019, 2:32 am

Soon after school let out on Monday, a deadly fight broke out at a strip mall near Oceanside High School in Nassau County, New York. A group of teenagers looked on as Khaseen Morris, a 16-year-old student, was assaulted and stabbed in the chest. Some took out their phones and documented the fight on social media, but no one stepped in to help him.

FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums 19 Sep 2019, 6:53 am

The ban on women attending soccer matches in Iran is "unacceptable" and must be lifted, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

Why the Fed is trying to stay flexible 19 Sep 2019, 6:16 am

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US Navy confirmed these UFO videos are real 18 Sep 2019, 2:11 pm

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don't know what the objects are, they're not indulging any hints either.

Watch pilot's encounter with UFO 18 Sep 2019, 4:25 pm

The US Navy has confirmed that certain UFO videos made public over the past several years do indeed show "unidentified aerial phenomena."

Boy found sleeping on a porch. His parents are missing 19 Sep 2019, 4:41 am

Buffalo police are looking for the parents of a 3-year-old boy who was found sleeping on a porch Monday morning, a post from the department said.

Teen's mom alerted authorities after she found plans for a school attack in journal 19 Sep 2019, 4:53 am

Washington police have arrested a high school student in a plot against his school after his mother found journal entries detailing his plans and alerted authorities.

1 dead, 7 are hurt after bus goes off roadway 19 Sep 2019, 5:44 am

One person is dead and seven others are injured after a passenger bus went off the roadway in San Luis Obispo County, California, authorities said.

Warren stopped cold by Colbert's question 18 Sep 2019, 5:54 am

Stephen Colbert asks Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) if she "agrees with President Donald Trump on anything?"

Referee in wrestler haircut controversy has been suspended for two years 19 Sep 2019, 6:14 am

A referee in New Jersey who pressured a varsity wrestler into cutting off his dreadlocks has been suspended for two seasons, state officials announced Wednesday.

They were watching TV with the door open. Then a mountain lion walked in 18 Sep 2019, 5:14 pm

A California couple watching TV at home Sunday evening got an unwelcome visitor: a mountain lion that wandered in through their open door.

Opinion: Why it matters what real-life strippers think of 'Hustlers' 19 Sep 2019, 6:28 am

"Hustlers," the true story of a group of strippers who beat the 2008 financial crisis by drugging and fleecing wealthy (and horny) New York men, opened to rave audience reviews over the weekend. Earning $33 million and surpassing earning expectations, it was the best opening weekend yet for lead actress Jennifer Lopez, who stars alongside Constance Wu as the masterminds of the illicit business scheme.

Ralph Lauren releases fashion tribute to Rachel Green from 'Friends' 19 Sep 2019, 3:12 am

For years, you envied her hair. Now, 25 years after the launch of "Friends," you can dress like Rachel Green.

'I am worried there will be fewer of us,' says campaigner against Down syndrome test 19 Sep 2019, 5:41 am

Natalie Dedreux has spent months campaigning against a plan to make a blood test for Down syndrome free in Germany.

Flight attendant's note goes viral 18 Sep 2019, 10:02 pm

Ashley Ober, who was born deaf, flew alone for the first time in her life. See how a flight attendant's kindness went a long way. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.

Two Amish men escape police after being pulled over for drinking and driving their horse and buggy 18 Sep 2019, 4:35 pm

Picture this: Two Amish men drinking alcoholic beverages while operating a horse and buggy carrying a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra and outfitted with a giant stereo system.

Blind, autistic singer amazes Simon Cowell 18 Sep 2019, 11:27 am

Singer Kodi Lee strengthened his case to be the season 14 champion on "America's Got Talent" with a rousing performance of Freya Ridings' "Lost Without You."

Pitt opens up about confronting Weinstein 18 Sep 2019, 2:53 pm

Actor Brad Pitt explains why he confronted Harvey Weinstein on behalf of his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.

Tesla takes on Porsche with superfast Plaid Mode 19 Sep 2019, 3:06 am

When Porsche said it set a speed record with its new Taycan electric car, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, wasn't about to just sit there and take it. He quickly tweeted that Tesla has something in the works that would enable its cars to outdo even Porsche. It's called Plaid Mode.

Porsche's first electric car has almost no switches, knobs or gauges. Here's what it does have 5 Sep 2019, 7:01 am

Porsche unveiled its first electric car, called the Taycan, on Wednesday. The car was introduced in two high-performance versions, the 670 horsepower Taycan Turbo and the 751 horsepower Taycan Turbo S.

Watch Bugatti break the world speed record 9 Sep 2019, 7:59 am

The Bugatti Chiron has set a new world record for a production car: reaching a speed of 304.77mph. Watch the test drive.

A game changer is coming for electric car owners 6 Sep 2019, 11:50 am

Electric cars are getting cheaper and they can go farther on a single charge. Still, most car shoppers have one big concern: How will I keep an electric car charged while I'm on a long road trip?

950 miles in two days. Taking an electric road trip in a Tesla 6 Sep 2019, 11:48 am

In 2013, I drove a Tesla Model S from Washington, DC, to Boston. Back then, the trip was a sensation as we tweeted about our progress and bloggers followed along. Tesla's Supercharger network of charging stations barely qualified as a network. The car I was driving had 270 miles of range, which seemed like a whole lot at the time. But there were no Superchargers at all in the entire state of New Jersey, which made it an arid electricity desert. We made it through, but only after stopping for a conference call with Tesla engineers to decide whether we should go around or through New York City. (We decided it was best to go around.)

Scooters are a huge problem for cities. No one knows how to solve it yet 30 Aug 2019, 12:44 pm

Stewart Goodwin tried to put a stop to the constant flow of scooters into the plaza he oversees. He spoke to the government and scooter companies, but to no avail.

Pirates star described sexual encounter with a 13-year-old as 'sex but not really,' police say 18 Sep 2019, 7:29 pm

Pittsburgh Pirates' All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez admitted to a 2017 sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl that he described as "sex but not really," according to a Pennsylvania criminal complaint released Thursday.

Fan's viral sign leads to big donation 18 Sep 2019, 2:10 am

A college football fan who held up a sign on national TV asking for beer money says he's giving the thousands of dollars he raked in to a children's hospital.

Analysis: What Trump revealed in his Cokie Roberts comments 18 Sep 2019, 2:43 pm

Usually when someone dies, you follow the rule your mom taught you: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Chrissy Teigen bombarded after posting personal email 18 Sep 2019, 2:33 pm

Model Chrissy Teigen had a FaceTime chat with a fan after mistakenly sharing her email address with her 11.7 million Twitter followers.

Opinion: Cary Elwes gets it exactly right on 'Princess Bride' uproar 18 Sep 2019, 8:10 pm

So it would appear that we're all not as polarized on everything as we've been led to believe.

How Hasbro managed a stunning comeback in a post-Toys-'R'-Us world 18 Sep 2019, 1:19 pm

Christmas is still more than three months away. But it feels like the holidays are already here for Hasbro shareholders. The stock is up more than 45% this year and CEO Brian Goldner is feeling pretty bullish.

Want to save on a home? Buy it with some strangers 18 Sep 2019, 9:58 am

While looking for a home in Los Angeles, Dan Nufer saw a house in the Glassell Park neighborhood that was better than anything else he'd seen -- newly renovated and larger than the properties he'd already been outbid on.

Timing couldn't be worse for Trudeau's brownface photo 19 Sep 2019, 2:25 am

For someone who was already fighting for his political future, the timing couldn't have been worse.

Homelessness reaching emergency level in LA 18 Sep 2019, 7:55 pm

Los Angeles is enduring a crisis of homelessness. We are in the eye of an economic storm -- fighting the forces of high rents, stagnant wages, and a deficit of a half million units of affordable housing -- that is pushing thousands from housed to homeless. And its cost, the moral expense to us as a community and region, deserves a statewide declaration of a State of Emergency.

Cokie Roberts is gone and I'm angry as hell 18 Sep 2019, 1:42 pm

It is the late '70s. There is a waiting room, a hall with a wooden bench, actually. Cokie Roberts and I sit on the bench in the waiting room that isn't.

Spicer's Spice Girls spectacle on 'DWTS' is not okay 18 Sep 2019, 7:09 am

Even though the lines between politics and entertainment have been blurred from the beginning in the Trump administration, Sean Spicer twirling the frills on the sleeves of his neon, lime-green shirt on "Dancing With The Stars" ("DWTS") have brought us to a collective new low.

We, the youth, are striking for the climate this Friday 18 Sep 2019, 11:03 am

Climate change is the five-alarm fire that America's political leaders pretend not to see. They control the hoses and they can turn on the water, but so far, the most powerful people in our country are doing little to address an increasingly grim future.

Tourists told not to take these items to UAE 18 Sep 2019, 11:11 am

Your body lotion or e-cigarette could get you into serious trouble in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Drone catches shark stalking a surfer 18 Sep 2019, 9:30 am

Amateur drone operator Christopher Joye noticed a shark heading for a surfer in Australia. Here's how he intervened.

Rescuers used a human chain to save a group of stranded dolphins 18 Sep 2019, 7:00 pm

A group of four dolphins that was stranded for days in a canal in St. Petersburg, Florida was rescued Tuesday after volunteers formed a human chain to help free them.

Veteran found covered in ants at VA facility in his final days 18 Sep 2019, 12:46 pm

The head of the Veterans Health Administration announced a series of major changes at an assisted-living facility days after a dying Air Force veteran was twice found covered in ants in his bed.

A brand is selling sweatshirts with words 'Sandy Hook' and bullet holes on them 18 Sep 2019, 10:14 am

American fashion brand Bstroy has received fierce criticism on social media after displaying school shooting-themed hoodies at a show during New York Fashion Week.

Chick-fil-A employee springs into action to save a customer's life 18 Sep 2019, 11:59 am

Chick-fil-A saves lives. Literally.

'World's first' 360-degree infinity pool 6 Jun 2019, 9:46 pm

For thrill-seeking swimmers, the chance to take a death-defying dip might not be far away. Plans to build a rooftop infinity pool -- with 360-degree views of the London skyline -- are in motion.

Model's skin tone made her a social media star 31 Jan 2019, 6:02 am

She calls herself the 'Melaniin Goddess,' but years before Khoudia Diop came to celebrate her strikingly dark skin, the 19-year-old model struggled with bullying over her complexion.

Where twins are worshiped -- and murdered 31 Jan 2019, 5:46 am

About 50 miles north of Lagos lies Igbo-Ora, a sleepy rural town of about 92,000 citizens. Igbo-Ora is peopled by members of the Yoruba tribe, which makes up around 21% of the Nigeria's population.

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