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McMaster says 'not concerned' after Kushner back-channel reports

Asked about reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a secret channel of communication with Russia before the president took office, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that so-called "back-channeling" was normal. McMaster declined to speak...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:43am

Exclusive: Fidelity may back climate resolutions, a milestone for activists

Fidelity Investments may support shareholder proxy proposals calling on companies to report on sustainability matters this year, a major shift by the Boston asset manager as climate activists gain more traction at large U.S. corporations. While Fidelity will generally vote as company managers...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:38am

Switch it up this year: Buy in May, till November stay

"Sell in May and go away" is perhaps the oldest saw on Wall Street, but it appears there's no shortage of U.S. mutual funds doing exactly that this year. After all, the S&P 500 has delivered a total return, including reinvested dividends, of 10.8 percent over the last six months...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:35am

Mother of Uber CEO killed in California boating accident

The mother of ride-hailing firm Uber's chief executive has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's parents Bonnie Kalanick, 71, and Donald Kalanick were on Pine Flat Lake when their...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:29am

Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dead at 69

Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock's top acts in the 1970s with songs such as "Whipping Post," in a career also marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said. "It is with deep sadness that...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:05am

Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separate after 18 years

"Zoolander" actor Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor said on Friday they had decided to separate after 18 years together. "With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:01am

Texas 'angel of death' nurse charged again in baby killing spree

A former Texas nurse known as the "angel of death" for allegedly having killed up to 60 babies was served a new murder warrant linking her to the death of an infant boy more than 30 years ago, a district attorney said on Friday. Genene Jones, 66, was sentenced to 99 years in prison after...

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:09pm

Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state...

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:05pm

UK police arrest two more in hunt for suicide bomber's network

 British police said they had arrested two men on Saturday as they stepped up their efforts to capture a suspected network behind the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester earlier this week. Officers used a controlled explosion to gain entry to the address in the north of the city...

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:03pm

Trump vows to end U.S. sales of German cars — which are made in the U.S.

With reviews of his performance ranging from "bizarre" to "trainwreck" to "the least effective since 1949," President Trump will return home from his first foreign trip on Sunday. He made quite a splash at the NATO summit in Belgium, where on Thursday he told the...

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 6:57pm

A look back at former US presidents and their wives holding hands

Since taking office in January, President Trump and Melania Trump have shared many precious moments in public, but last week, we witnessed the first lady reject President Trump’s attempts to hold her hand by swatting it away. The world lost its mind when a video emerged showing first lady...

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 2:47pm

Jared Kushner, Russia discussed secret communications channel: Report

Jared Kushner and Russia discussed a secret and secure communications channel, according to a new report. President Trump’s son-in-law and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed setting up communications between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin. The plan reportedly...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:16pm

Former L.A. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda undergoes pacemaker surgery

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, the baseball Hall of Fame great who led his team to two World Series championships in the 1980s, has undergone surgery to replace his pacemaker, the club said on Friday. The team confirmed last Saturday that the 89-year-old Lasorda was hospitalized...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:16pm

Trump-branded toilet paper to be sold in Mexico, will aid deportees: Report

Donald Trump will soon be circling the drain. A Mexican lawyer plans to market Trump-branded toilet paper in that country and use the proceeds to benefit deportees, the CNN-affiliated site Expansión reported Wednesday. Mexico City-based attorney Antonio Battaglia said he was spurred to action...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:07pm

WATCH: Man tries to rob WaWa with hypodermic needle.

The Philadelphia Police are seeking help from the public after a man attempted to rob a WaWa store in the city’s Port Richmond neighborhood with a hypodermic needle. Surveillance video from the incident can be seen here. According to police, the incident occurred at about 5:22 a.m. on...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:52pm

Republican congressman cries after learning what's in health bill he voted for: Report

Reinforcing that the Trump doctrine is shaping up to be "oops," Republican congressman Mark Meadows (R-TK), chairman of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, reportedly teared up when he learned the American Health Care Act he co-authored wouldn't have protected his late family...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:11pm

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city. Grande, 23, said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out. Monday...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:35pm

Hillary Clinton trolls Trump hard in Wellesley commencement speech

In delivering the commencement speech at her alma mater, Wellesley College, today, Hillary Clinton Went There. The former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate broke her relative silence about Donald Trump's young administration, comparing him to Richard Nixon, calling his budget...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:06pm

Philly man faces life in prison for sex trafficking of a minor

A Philadelphia man is facing life in prison and a mandatory 15 years behind bars, after the FBI arrested and charged him following an investigation by Project Safe Childhood, a program that targets individuals who exploit children online. According to law enforcement officials, Tyquil Clayron...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:56pm

Hillary Clinton made jabs at Trump in Wellesley commencement speech

Forty eight years after speaking at her own graduation, Hillary Clinton was once again at the commencement of her alma mater, Wellesley College.   Clinton addressed the Class of 2017 on Friday in a speech that jabbed at President Donald Trump, touched on the spread of false information and...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:49pm