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  • Emails: Breitbart editor pledges to do ‘dirty work’ for Bannon, smears Ivanka

    A self-described “email prankster” seemingly fooled top editors at Breitbart over the weekend into believing he was Steve Bannon, the fired White House chief strategist who returned to the right-wing website as executive chairman on Friday. In the emails, Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow pledged that he and several other top editors would do Bannon’s “dirty work” against White House aides. The emails were shared with CNN by the prankster. In other emails, Marlow suggested he could have Jared Kushner and […]

  • Ex-lottery worker who rigged winnings gets 25 years in prison

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A former lottery worker was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for rigging the system in several states so he could collect the jackpots. Eddie Tipton, former security director of the Multistate Lottery Association, received the maximum sentence from an Iowa judge, who mentioned Tipton’s “greed” in his sentencing. “I certainly regret my actions,” Tipton told the court. “It’s difficult even saying that with all the people that I know behind me that I […]

  • Police searching for missing journalist Kim Wall find human torso

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish police searching for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall say the torso they found in Copenhagen appears to have been deliberately dismembered. A passing cyclist found the torso Monday afternoon on the southwest side of Amager island. Police say that that the head, legs and arms appear to have been deliberately cut off. DNA tests will need to be carried out before the person’s identity can be confirmed. An autopsy is expected to conclude late Tuesday with […]

  • There’s one problem with that amazing airplane eclipse video

    An incredible eclipse video, shot from an airplane and showing the shadow of the moon race across the clouds, is being shared hundreds of thousands of times on Twitter. Many are sharing the video with the hashtag #SolarEclipse2017. The only problem: The video is from 2015. “Wow, someone caught the #SolarEclipse2017 mid flight! Breathtaking,” one Twitter user tweeted at 1:52 p.m. ET Monday. The tweet quickly went viral, picking up more than 200,000 retweets and more than 350,000 likes. Wow, […]

  • NASA powers up spacecraft that could one day carry humans to Mars

    NASA just got one step closer to its most ambitious spacecraft ever: One that can carry humans to the moon, Mars and perhaps beyond. It’s called Orion. And Lockheed Martin, NASA’s contractor for the project, said the latest version of the vessel was powered on for the first time Tuesday morning, lighting up the intricate on-board computers that will one day help guide Orion through the vacuum of space. “This is the brains and heart of the spacecraft,” said Lockheed […]

  • Cleveland Browns players kneel, huddle during national anthem

    CLEVELAND — Colin Kaepernick still is without an NFL team, but that hasn’t discouraged players from following his controversial lead and opting not to stand during the national anthem. Twelve members of the Cleveland Browns took a knee Monday night and shared a moment of prayer before their home preseason game against the New York Giants. Other teammates huddled around the group in support. It was the largest group of NFL players not to stand during the national anthem since […]

  • Powerball jackpot hits $700 million

    The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing. Lottery officials say the grand prize for Wednesday night’s drawing has reached $700 million — the second-largest on record for any U.S. lottery game. The prize pool has been growing since June 10, the last time somebody won. The most recent drawing was Saturday. The chance of picking all six winning Powerball numbers is about one in 292 million. The game has become even more difficult to win since an October 2015 rule change. The jackpot still has to […]

  • Italy earthquake: Child saved after 15 hours under rubble

    Italian rescue workers have freed the last of three children trapped under rubble following a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia off the coast of Naples. Eleven-year-old Ciro had been stuck for more than 15 hours, according to rescue services. They worked through the night to free Ciro’s two brothers, first pulling out seven-month old Pasquale, and then Mattias. “There are no words to express our happiness and satisfaction, we worked all night taking enormous risks,” said […]

  • Secret Service can’t pay agents for Trump and his family, report says

    The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a report published Monday morning. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles told USA Today more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances — which were meant to last the entire year. “The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles told USA Today. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.” Later […]

  • Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    On Monday, a jury awarded a California woman $417 million because she developed ovarian cancer and had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for decades. The award includes $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages. Eva Echeverria, a 63-year-old from Los Angeles, said she had been using the powder as a regular part of her feminine hygiene routine since she was 11 years old. She stopped using it in 2016 after she read a news story […]

  • Some remains found in search for missing crew on US warship

    Some remains have been found in the search for the 10 sailors reported missing in the collision Monday of the US destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore, an admiral told reporters on Tuesday. Ships and planes have been scouring seas east of Singapore since the early hours of Monday morning local time, when the warship and tanker crashed, injuring five other sailors. Navy and Marine Corps divers will also assess the extent of damage to the […]

  • Trump declares US will ‘win’ in Afghanistan

    President Donald Trump on Monday vowed the US will “fight to win” in Afghanistan, extending the 16-year campaign there with a promise to beef up the American military presence while ratcheting up pressure on other countries in the region to help turn the tide. In a prime-time address before a crowd of US troops, Trump sought to convince the country that he was applying a different strategy to the enduring Afghan conflict. But he offered few details, sticking to broad […]