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Everyone thinks Justice Kennedy is going to retire

As Pride parades stepped off around the country Sunday, rumors that Justice Anthony Kennedy, an advocate for gay rights on the Supreme Court, might be retiring were swirling. The Supreme Court’s term ends next week with its last public session on Monday and some are speculating the 80-year-...

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:01pm

Sicily's cornered mafia primed for reversal of fortune

Shortly before 8 a.m. on a sunny spring morning, mafia boss Giuseppe Dainotti was cycling down a quiet street when two men on a motorbike drew alongside and shot him three times, killing him on the spot. It was a classic mob hit in the heart of the Sicilian capital. People claimed to have seen...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:05pm

Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller: White House

President Donald Trump has no intention of firing the special counsel investigating charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, even though he questioned the official's impartiality in an interview, the White House said on Friday. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:40pm

Brexit forever or Brexit never?

In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May's failed gamble on a snap general election. While both May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party now explicitly support leaving...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:58pm

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:46pm

North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a "mystery" and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless." The North's foreign ministry spokesman...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:25pm

Three companies Trump visited announce layoffs; two to move jobs overseas

President Trump's stated plans to bring back and preserve American manufacturing jobs hit two more snags this week. Boeing and Carrier announced hundreds of layoffs — despite Trump's visits to their plants and assertion that he had saved many of those jobs. The news follows Ford...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:16pm

What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife

Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies' man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania Trump. Berlusconi, 80, has returned to the political spotlight this week as he campaigns for...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:09pm

Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating President Trump, arouses Secret Service attention

There was a time when Johnny Depp was only controversial for his eyeliner choices.  The 54-year-old actor blew that era out of the water on Thursday, when he suggested that President Trump should be assassinated. He was at the Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset, England, to launch...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:34pm

North Korea says U.S. student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless". The North's foreign ministry spokesman also said in...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:12am

Parole hearing for OJ Simpson's robbery sentence set for July 20

A parole hearing for former football star O.J. Simpson, serving time in a Nevada prison for a 2008 robbery and kidnapping conviction, has been set for July 20, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners announced on Tuesday. Simpson, famously acquitted in a sensational double-murder trial that...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:15pm

'I don't want you to get shooted': daughter of Philando Castile's girlfriend

The young daughter of a woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer last year can be heard pleading with her mother to be quiet and cooperate with police, saying "I don't want you to get shooted," newly released video footage showed. The video is from the...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:02pm

North Korea pays for lavish spending, missile program with black-market trade

Flashy cars, luxury ski vacations, state-of-the-art weaponry — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is living a life of luxury, but for millions in his country, blackouts and a lack of adequate food are their way of life. Despite international sanctions so tough they prompted Kim to warn his...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:48pm

FBI official won't say that President Trump is not a Russian agent

Donald Trump's unprecedented actions as president are stacking up daily, but this is a truly new one: A top FBI official will not say whether the president is an "unwitting agent" who aided Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.   Bill Priestap, the assistant director of...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:10pm

Fake news influences what real news covers, study finds

Even if you try your best to avoid “fake news,” you’re probably still being affected by the pseudostories. That’s because fake news influences real news, according to a Boston University study. Two BU College of Communication professors, Michelle Amazeen and Lei Guo,...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:21pm

Republicans blame 'Deep State' for Trump investigation — and many of their other ills

President Trump loves a good conspiracy theory. He did, after all, launch his political career with the fabricated birtherism accusations against President Obama. And during the campaign, the voting was "rigged" against him. Now, the investigation into his administration's meetings...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:18pm

Senate healthcare bill: Everything you need to know

Senate Republicans revealed their secretive healthcare bill Thursday, unveiling a plan that would impose deep cuts to Medicaid, try to defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and scale back tax credits for low- and middle-income Americans while slashing taxes on the nation’s...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:47pm

President Trump 'just doesn't want a poor person' in his cabinet

President Donald Trump said he’d prefer not to have a “poor person” in top economic positions in his administration during a 2020 campaign rally on Wednesday. Despite campaign promises to “drain the swamp” of special and elitist interests in politics, since taking...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:30am

Kushner launches Middle East peace effort

U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday to try to revive long-fractured Middle East peacemaking that Washington acknowledged will take some time. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:52am

Flint airport attacker may have yelled 'Allahu akbar' before stabbing officer

A police officer was stabbed Wednesday morning during a possible terrorist attack at a Flint airport. The FBI is investigating the motive behind the attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan. Witnesses said the attacker shouted “Allahu akbar” before stabbing the officer...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:04pm