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'He is something,' The President said after a 30-minute meeting with the pontiff just before heading to Brussels
After a highly anticipated meeting, Pope Francis appears to have left his mark on President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump is in the middle of his 9-day foreign trip, a stretch defined thus far by its smoothness and general lack of controversy.
President Donald Trump exchanges gifts with Pope Francis upon arriving at the Vatican as part of his tour of world religions.
Melania Trump has dutifully considered every outfit she has worn during her first trip abroad as first lady -- her visit with Pope Francis on Wednesday was no exception.
Today, I admire Donald Trump. His remarks made in the aftermath of the terror attack in Manchester captured the mood in Britain perfectly. Terrorists are not soldiers, not even murderers -- they are "losers." And this tragic event validates Trump's initiative of uniting the world against terrorism. Suddenly, he feels like a serious international leader.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he doesn't agree with President Donald Trump that former FBI Director James Comey is a "nut job."
The team tasked by the White House with finding a new director for the FBI is resetting its search, a senior administration official told CNN.
A friend of James Comey said Tuesday that if he were President Donald Trump he would be scared of the former FBI director's pending testimony.
John Dean, who served as White House Counsel for President Richard Nixon, said that Trump's behavior clearly shows he doesn't want any investigations involving Russia or Michael Flynn to continue.
As Republicans try to find agreement within their ranks to repeal and replace Obamacare once and for all, there is one Obamacare-era issue that needs Congress' attention sooner rather than later.
Armed soldiers will be deployed to key sites around the United Kingdom as the country moved to its highest alert level for the first time in a decade following Monday's attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Police have named 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the man suspected of carrying out the deadliest terror attack to hit the UK in 12 years.
Hours after the Manchester Arena bombing, Olivia Campbell, 15, was registered as missing person No. 13.
If you are going to a concert or ballgame this week in the United States, you may not notice increased security -- but it will be there.
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd slammed US leaks on the investigation into the Manchester attack as "irritating" Wednesday and said she had made it clear that it "should not happen again."
An 8-year-old described as a "beautiful little girl" has been named as one of the 22 people killed in a vicious bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.
The moment of the reported explosion at a Manchester, UK, arena can be seen and heard from this dashcam video.
Poet Tony Walsh delivered a powerful poem titled "This is the Place" at a vigil following the deadly terror attack in Manchester, England.
As a mom, the scenes from the terrorist attack in Manchester make me want to lock my daughter up in her room, ban her from attending concerts and shut out the world. And she is not even two years old. Fear is a human response. But it is also what the terrorists are after.
The sweeping views of a coastal scenic highway in California are gone.
One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.
A United flight was evacuated on the Newark Liberty International Airport tarmac Tuesday night after an engine fire was spotted by the airport's tower, officials said.
Nearly a year ago, Seth Rich was shot in the back as he made his way home one night in Washington.
US Navy SEALs killed seven militants associated with the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after carrying out a raid on a compound in Yemen, US Central Command said Tuesday.
Rep. Al Green of Texas called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Shortly thereafter, he received racist and menacing voicemails.
In the world of storm chasers, May 24, 2016, inspires a near-universal fascination. On that day, the panoramic skies stretching over the Great Plains just outside of Dodge City, Kansas, became the backdrop for a dazzling tornado outbreak, when a series of supercell thunderstorms produced at least 12 twisters immediately around the city.
At any Ariana Grande concert, teenage and preteen girls make up a good deal of the crowd.
During her time as Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has made it very clear she supports educational choice. This week, she even went as far as calling opponents of the movement "flat earthers" who are holding America's children back.
Stephen Colbert staged a "Daily Show" reunion during an episode of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," which included appearances from Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Rob Corddry and Ed Helms.
The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it will not take any action over a joke made by Stephen Colbert about President Donald Trump.
After fleeing his own country, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef is trying to make it in The United States.
On "The Late Late Show," Katy Perry joined James Corden for "Carpool Karaoke." The duo sang, talked about Perry's new hairstyle and discussed the singer's feud with Taylor Swift.
Warning: This post discusses the results of the most recent season of "Dancing with the Stars."
They aren't Daenerys Targaryen's little babies anymore.
Novak Djokovic fell to the clay and looked to the sky — after three hours on court, the elusive French Open title was finally his at the third time of asking.
Glow sticks are a staple at kids' parties and raves, but their origins can be traced back to the U.S. Navy. CNNTech takes a look at the glow stick's transition from waves to raves.
This summer, the top sailors and fastest ships from around the world will convene on the fishhook-shaped island of Bermuda to compete in the 35th America's Cup.
Over 150 years since the founding of the Ku Klux Klan -- a white supremacist group that unleashed terror against African Americans across the South -- language and images of lynching are re-emerging as tools of violence, intimidation and oppression. Society must identify and address this form of hateful rhetoric, or ignore it at our peril.
"I'm a kid," said 6-year-old Jeffrey Laney. "I'm not supposed to be knowing about all these guns. I know about all bad stuff I shouldn't know about."
Take a look at 31 amazing sports photos from May 16 through May 22.
Hector Torres was talking to his mother on the phone at the airport, when a man started yelling profanities at Torres because of the language he was using.
You might be surprised at how much of a difference a small increase can make.
Four arrests have been made over the arena bombing, as it emerges a police officer is among the dead.
The pair greet each other cordially, after clashing on issues from migration to climate change.
The decision paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriages.
Rescuers tell of a frantic mission to save about 200 people who fell from a packed boat off Libya.
"I always believed in him," said Judy O'Connor as she and her son celebrate their joint graduation.
A Chinese student in the US state of Maryland has caused uproar at home with a graduation speech. What did students at her own university think?
The warning comes after soldiers clashed with militants in the southern Philippines.
The four were discovered by a rescue team sent to retrieve the body of another dead climber.
Russian theatre director Alexander Burdonsky, who was born Alexander Stalin, dies of cancer aged 75.
A Spanish court confirms a 21-month sentence, but the Barcelona footballer is unlikely to go to prison.
A million tonnes of rock and dirt cover State Route 1, and officials do not know when it will reopen.
Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.
The children of a Portuguese centenarian say his new wife - for decades his maid - is after his money.
A new dating app lets people search for sperm and egg donors, surrogate mothers and lovers.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd says US has been told "it should not happen again".
Why members of the public are increasingly important in the the battle to prevent terror attacks.
Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.
Father of two Serge Maestracci was at the Bataclan with friends on the night of the 2015 Paris attacks. He has this message of support for the people of Manchester.
Images from a day of reflection and solidarity following the Manchester Arena terrorist attack
Twenty-two people were killed and 59 injured in the explosion at Manchester Arena.
Powerful stories from people who were at Manchester Arena on Monday night.
Mrs Trump wore a veil to the Vatican - but what are the rules for a meeting with a pope?
Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day.
Images from the life of the famed James Bond actor who has died aged 89.
Images from the archive of Camera Press Picture Agency which celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Fifty years after interracial marriages became legal in the US, a study explores race and relationships today.
Plastic waste turned into clothes, to save our oceans
OK, so we may never know exactly what it said - but it hasn't stopped the internet speculating.
President Trump will visit Europe this week, highlighting his own history of varied and contradictory views.
As the political crisis in Venezuela deepens, more parents choose not to send their children to school.
Authorities in Indonesia's Aceh province are enforcing an ever stricter version of Sharia law.
Footage from east Mosul, Iraq, reveals the legacy of horror left by so-called Islamic State, but also suggests some of life is returning to normal.
A gay couple with twins in Taiwan explains why they hope they will eventually be allowed to marry.
Mexico is the world's fourth largest car exporter, but could Donald Trump bring this to an end?
A charismatic young lawyer on the run from police is leading the charge against caste oppression.
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.
Chelsea cancel their Premier League victory parade, which was due to take place on Sunday, in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack.
Jenson Button says he is feeling no pressure going into his one-off return to Formula 1 at Monaco this weekend.
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Europa League game between Ajax and Manchester United.
World number four Simona Halep says she has only a "50-50" chance of being fit for next week's French Open.
England lose an early wicket as Jason Roy edges Wayne Parnell behind for one during the first one-day international against South Africa at Headingley.
Duterte says he may widen martial law from Mindanao to include all of the Philippines - Washington Post
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. Beijing imposed a boycott from March 15 on Chinese tour groups visiting the South in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Washington and Seoul say it is purely to defend against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, but Beijing fears it could undermine its own nuclear deterrent and has reacted with fury, imposing a series of measures seen as economic retaliation.
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.
Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.
A controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employee last summer — a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassed some of the network’s staffers — was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich — who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt — to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, which began publishing them two weeks later. The implication, spelled out most directly by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was that Rich had provided the emails and was assassinated in retaliation or as part of a coverup.
‘The president’s budget, as we all know, is a recommendation,’ Mitch McConnell told reporters in Washington DC. Donald Trump’s proposal to reduce spending by $3.6tn, mostly by slashing antipoverty programs that provide social safety nets for the poor, ran into bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill, where a number of Republican lawmakers rejected the cuts as “draconian” and “nonstarters”. The president’s plan recommends $616bn in cuts to Medicaid, the government insurance programme for the poorest and many disabled Americans, while increasing border security spending by $2.6bn – including $1.6bn to begin construction on a wall along the US-Mexico border.
Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down late Tuesday, following an engine fire that prompted the evacuation of an airplane, officials said. There were reports of five minor injuries, according to a statement posted on the airport's official Twitter account, with delays expected to persist through the night. "Newark Airport is temporarily closed due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire," an earlier post on the airport's official Twitter account had said.
Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration.
When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".
Stunning visuals depicting Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Ku Klux Klan robe have been projected onto iconic Washington buildings including the Department of Justice building. The projections, created by activist and artist Robin Bell, showed Mr Sessions with the infamous white hood alongside some of his past statements that have been pointed to as insensitive to racist struggles. “I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot,” one of the projections reads, a close approximation to a comment Mr Sessions made while investigating a case against Klansmen as a US attorney in Alabama in the 1980s.
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' after explosion in Manchester Arena that left 22 dead and 59 injured
Ariana Grande has responded to the incident in Manchester that left at least 19 dead and almost 60 injured. Writing on social media a few hours after police responded to what they said was a reported explosion in the aftermath of her concert at the Manchester Arena, the 23-year-old singer said she was “broken”. Grande escaped unhurt from the incident, which happened shortly after the American singer completed her set and lights in the venue had been switched on.
President Trump has unveiled his first major budget proposal, allowing Americans to finally take a break from the nonstop political scandals and focus their attention on something far more familiar: human cruelty. What a relief! The president's budget proposes deep cuts to Medicaid, food stamps and pretty much every other program that helps humans not named Donald Trump. Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget director, justified the cuts by decrying the country's terrible budget deficit and insisting that not supplying struggling people with federal assistance is somehow compassionate. Still, there's a far easier way the administration could fill in the gaps: They could sell the president's shit. SEE ALSO: How to style your vagina so it's no longer a pre-existing condition Of course, the president would really have a crisis on his hands if the budget had any hope of passing — as economists have repeatedly stressed, the projected economic growth it relies on to offset its high tax cuts and reduced spending is a fantasy. @RegularBlack_ @AdaJackson5 Yeah a real regular Joe pic.twitter.com/6Z1eiP37Iq — John Moreland (@thaneofcawdor8) January 26, 2017 The cuts Trump are proposing are so deep, his oversized assets alone couldn't save the country. Selling Trump's crap could nonetheless make an impact in the lives of millions. Let's do it without his consent. 1. Sell his dumb $7 million gold walls and help approximately 4,107 low-income families eat for a year SubtleImage: Getty ImagesThe poorest Americans receive approximately $1,704 per year from the federal government in the form of SNAP benefits, otherwise known as food stamps. If Trump simply melted down the gold in the ballroom at Mar-a-Lago, he could help more than 4,000 struggling families eat for a year. In lieu of that, Trump has proposed $191 billion in cuts to the program over the next ten years. Nice! 2. Auction his $10 million Renoir painting and help around 1,537 people keep their health insurance Do you really think this lady wants to live in Palm Beach?Image: WikimediaI'll gladly print out a copy of "La Loge" on my office printer and hand it to Trump, if that means he'll sell the reproduction and use the funds to help save 1,537 people from disease or much worse. The federal government spends an average of $6,502 on Medicaid reimbursements per enrollee annually. Logically, the Trump administration is planning to cut $880 billion from Medicaid because living is now a luxury good. 3. Sell $3 million worth of horrifying antiques and help protect close to 3,963 of the poorest kids in America from disease and possibly death Trump amongst a pile of his crap in 1987Image: The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesThe federal government spends approximately $757 for every child enrolled in CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) in New York. Trump plans to cut funding for the program by 20% over the next few fiscal years. He could save some of those kids by actually protecting the program's funding. OR he could sell some of his gilded lamps and donate the proceeds to this population directly, even though half of those kids probably hate him after reading this budget. 4. Donate the earnings from 22 memberships to Mar-a-Lago and give about 498 people disability benefits for the year Grand ol' party having a grand ol' time, I guessImage: brooks kraft/Getty ImagesThe federal government is projected to spend $8,830.84 per Supplemental Security Income enrollee in 2017. SSI protects individuals who are prevented from working because of a disability. Trump, meanwhile, charges $200,000 per membership at Mar-a-Lago. The president is planning to slash disability benefits by $72 billion. He could protect their funding or at least donate the money from a few memberships. Alas, he will do neither. 6. Melt down his four gold plated sinks and protect 341 people from sliding into further poverty The Earned Income Tax Credit provides $293 on average annually to single low-income adults. Trump has four gold-plated sinks worth $100,000 in total that, if sold, could help around 341 struggling adults from falling deeper into poverty for a year. That still wouldn't come close to the $40.4 billion the budget cuts over 10 years. So ... maybe just don't do that? 7. Put Mar-a-Lago on the market and keep around 28,409 people in their homes for a year Mar-a-Lago is one of the best places in the world to get a deadly sunburnImage: evan agostini/Getty ImagesThe Department of Housing and Urban House spends approximately $880 per month, per household to keep struggling families in their homes. Trump, whose Mar-a-Lago estate is worth around $300 million, could sell his estate and protect close to 28,409 people. Instead, he's choosing to slash HUD's budget by $6.2 billion. Good job! 8. Sell his $100 million penthouse and help keep 3,079 homeless people off the street for about seven months Living like a king! Inside #DonaldTrump's Trump Tower penthouse apartment, New York City. pic.twitter.com/iG0CvaleFS — Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 15, 2016 If Trump sold his $100 million New York penthouse, he could use the funds to help keep some homeless folks in shelter. It costs the federal government approximately $4,819 per person, per month to shelter homeless individuals. Unsurprisingly, he's choosing to do neither and has instead selected the far more familiar evil route. 9. Go to Mar-a-Lago less and protect the National Endowment for the Arts instead It costs the government up to $3.6 million every time Trump decides to travel to Mar-a-Lago. In 2016, the NEA received a miniscule $148 million in federal funding. Trump could simply watch TiVo at home and donate those savings to the NEA. Alas, he's choosing to do neither and want instead to eliminate their budget entirely. 10. Sell Jared and give his $241 million to cancer research Image: ron sachs-pool/Getty ImagesHonestly, does anyone like Jared at this point? The kid's net worth is an appalling $241 million. Trump doesn't need to cut $1 billion in funding to the National Cancer Institute like he's planning to. The president should just sell Jared to the highest bidder and use the proceeds to offset the cost of cancer research. Problem solved. WATCH: Scuba dive tankless with this floating air caddie
A Florida man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making materials and Nazi propaganda after he led them to the bodies.
A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.
China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.
By Alexandra Ulmer and Maria Ramirez CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as the death toll from two months of unrest hit 51. Chief State Prosecutor Luisa Ortega stunned the crisis-hit country in March when she lambasted the Supreme Court for annulling the powers of the opposition-led National Assembly. Since then, she has been a wild card within the publicly homogenous Venezuelan government, whose foes accuse it of seeking to dodge elections by creating a parallel assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.
A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. The last of the four statues, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, was taken down on Friday.
US President Donald Trump's emphatic embrace of Sunni Arab regimes and his vilification of Iran mark a stark departure from the vision of his predecessor Barack Obama in the volatile region, analysts say. Pointedly delivering his first foreign speech in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump praised the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council, specifically Saudi Arabia, for efforts to cut off funding to extremists while lambasting Iran as the "spearhead of terrorism". While the unpredictable Trump completed the visit to the region without committing a major gaffe, his approach "swept away the entire Obama legacy with the wave of a hand," said Thierry Coville, an Iran expert at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs.
India said on Tuesday it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, but Pakistan denied the assertion. The Indian army said its troops had attacked positions in the Nowshera area, but it did not say when or how it had inflicted the damage. Reuters was unable to verify footage circulated on Indian television showing explosions in a hilly area.
A picture is worth 1,000 words, unless Pete Souza is posting it ... then it's worth 1,000 words, a flood of beautiful nostalgia, some laughter, a few tears of joy, and a glorious heap of shade. Obama's former White House photographer has become something of an icon on Instagram, frequently posting throwback photos of Obama in office that coincidentally (JK they are totally planned) seem to coincide with whatever Trump and his administration are up to at the moment. On Tuesday morning Souza blessed his followers with an adorable memory of Barack and Michelle defining #RelationshipGoals (as they always do). And with a two word caption it seems he once again managed to sub-Insta Trump in the process. SEE ALSO: Pete Souza pauses the Trump shade to photograph President Underwood in D.C. The photograph shows a serious Barack and Michelle sitting side-by-side at an event in Selma, Alabama holding each other's hands. I mean, the couple look so casual and in love can you even stand it? Holding hands. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 23, 2017 at 7:53am PDT While it's entirely possibly some may believe Souza shared this Tuesday throwback to marvel at how precious the couple looked, the two-word caption can't help but seem like a subtle jab at Trump. Now "Holding hands" might not seem like a hot burn, but during Trump's recent trip to the Middle East he and the first lady somehow managed to make headlines for their lack of hand holding. More specifically, a video that appeared to show Melania Trump swatting away her husband's attempt to reach for her hand while walking down an airport tarmac in Israel was discovered earlier this week. Then today while the couple deplaned in Italy, she did it again and the internet had a field day. Melania Trump appears to swat Trump's hand away, refusing to hold it https://t.co/hTaZeBwZ1q pic.twitter.com/2IdS1iiicK — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 22, 2017 Despite Souza's busy schedule, filled with book deals and snapping House of Cards promo pics, the king of Instagram always makes room for posting perfectly-timed photos. WATCH: Obama's official White House photographer is Insta-trolling Trump
British police said early Tuesday there were "a number of confirmed fatalities" and injuries after reports of at least one explosion during a pop concert in the northwest city of Manchester. A fleet of ambulances was seen rushing to the Manchester Arena venue after the late Monday incident and police said people should avoid the area. The deaths followed television footage of people leaving the arena, which had been hosting a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande, in a state of alarm and distress.
By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. In a decision that upends 27 years of law governing patent infringement cases, the justices sided with beverage flavouring company TC Heartland LLC in its legal battle with food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co . The justices ruled 8-0 that patent suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated.
More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Activists had been hoping for a longer extension -- as much as 18 months -- and warned that six months is not long enough for destitute Haiti to prepare for an influx of more than 50,000 people.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tommy Arthur has had his execution postponed seven times since 2001, so many delays that victims' rights advocates derisively call him the "Houdini" of death row. He says he is innocent and is fighting for an eighth reprieve, but he is losing optimism: "They are going to kill me this time."
The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the jihadist group. If confirmed, this would represent a major blow against Islamic State (IS) ahead of an attack which the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters - are expected to launch against the jihadists in their stronghold of Raqqa city. A Syrian military source told Reuters the IS commander, Abu Musab al-Masri, had been the group's "minister of war" for Syria.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepali climbers said Tuesday that a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the "Hillary Step" is intact, disputing a British climber's claim the feature had collapsed.
You're forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn't ring a bell. It's a far-off object, thought to be a star, which was only just discovered in late 2015, but it's already managed to totally confuse researchers in its extremely brief stint on the scientific stage. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don't seem to have any readily available explanation. Now, the star has been spotted performing the same dimming trick as it has in the past, and scientists are throwing out some extremely wild theories.
KIC 8462852, otherwise known as "Tabby's Star" or "Boyajian's Star" depending on where you look, was caught in the act this past weekend, dimming in brightness by about three percent, which is a large enough change to be easily detected. Normally, the dimming of a star at regular intervals would indicate the presence of a planet in orbit, but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the of dimming exhibited by KIC 8462852.
Researchers have thrown forth many possible explanations, including other, non-planetary celestial bodies passing in front of the star which are obscuring our line of sight, such as comets, and even the possibility that whatever is floating around the star isn't a naturally-occurring object at all, but instead a massive alien structure. As the research and observations continue, scientists around the globe are hoping that spectral readings will give them a clue as to what, if anything, passed in front of the star. Whatever the object happens to be, it's an exciting time for sky-gazers.
By Paul Lienert and Alana Wise DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive officer transformed office furniture maker Steelcase Inc into a global leader, but in Michigan, he may be more revered as the man who turned around a troubled college football programme. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., whose family owns the Detroit Lions football team, pointed to James Hackett's accomplishments as the University of Michigan's interim athletic director in 2015 while a member of the automaker's board. Ford said at a news conference on Monday that Hackett hired Jim Harbaugh as head football coach and "left the department in much better shape than he found it." Hackett, an Ohio native who played football at the university under legendary coach Bo Schembechler, has run Ford Smart Mobility, a new unit established to oversee and coordinate the company's forays in autonomous driving, ride sharing and other ventures, since March 2016.
President Donald Trump made a historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray and saying a few words before inserting a note between the monumental stones. One of them, Psalm 122, speaks of Jerusalem as a "city that is united together". The ancient stones are in a part of Jerusalem that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
The World Health Organization's outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch. "The world is better prepared, but not nearly well enough," she told the some 4,000 delegates gathered from WHO's 194 member countries for its annual assembly in Geneva. Chan, whose successor will be elected Tuesday, presented a range of achievements she insisted dispelled "the frequent criticism that WHO has lost its relevance".
British Dr. Mounir Hakimi is all too familiar with innocent children being killed by bombs. He just never thought it would happen so close to home.
Troops were deployed near landmarks including Buckingham Palace as three more suspects were arrested in connection with Monday's suicide blast.
Olivia Campbell joins eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and Georgina Callander,18, among the first victims of the attack be identified.
Split-second decisions during the terrifying moments after a suicide bomber targeted Ariana Grande fans transformed many regular people into heroes.
Police in Indonesia's most populous province plan to deploy a task force to investigate LGBTQ activity.
Ariana Grande's fans are predominantly teens and young girls, and many had gone to the venue for a night of fun that turned into a scene of carnage.
The president and the pontiff have disagreed in the past on numerous issues.
A court ruled that the Taiwan's current code was a violation of two articles of the constitution of the Republic of China.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte placed 22 million people under military rule as ISIS-linked militants battled troops in a southern city.
Salman Abedi, who investigators say was responsible for the carnage, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad, a U.S. intelligence official told NBC News.
The explosion yesterday in Manchester, England, occurred at an entrance to Manchester Arena, one of the largest entertainment complexes in Europe, which is connected to the Victoria Station, a busy rail and tram stop near the center of the city.
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the WHO Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the giant agency.
Mourners in an English village remembered two local girls, 8 and 18, who were killed by a suicide bomber after a Manchester Ariana Grande concert.
The U.S. hit Shayrat Airbase with Tomahawk missiles in April after the Assad regime launched a gas attack on civilians from the airfield.
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the terror threat level in the country had been raised to its highest level.
People from the "successful world city" of Manchester came together to remember the victims, and to deliver a message of defiance to the terrorists.
The attack on the Ariana Grande concert was carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi, said Manchester's chief constable.
One witness told NBC News that she saw "a red-orange-looking flash" and heard an "incredibly loud bang" which triggered chaos.
Self-ruled Taiwan's constitutional court will rule on Wednesday whether same-sex couples can tie the knot.
Alongside the grief was an undeniable sense of community spirit, as well as a defiant belief that the Manchester would endure.
ISIS is losing on the battlefield so it may launch more traditional terror attacks like the suicide bombing in Manchester, according to a new report.
"It was chaos and people were panicking and running to try and get out the door," the mother-of-three Nicola Murray told NBC News.
Hooded men inflicted 82 lashes on each of the men as hundreds of people watched.
The bomb at Britain's Manchester Arena was outside the area controlled by security checks, targeting concertgoers as they went home.
President Trump rekindled the eternal flame and laid a wreath during a remembrance ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. He later offered remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Chris Parker, a 33-year-old homeless man, was at the venue to panhandle. He scrambled to help after the blast, cradling one woman in his arms as she died.
The attack, as young fans left a pop concert, killed 22 people, making it the deadliest act of terrorism in Britain since 2005.
He had recently traveled to Libya and Syria. The authorities are scrambling to learn how he became involved with the Islamic State.
President Trump spoke with Pope Francis about peace and aid for immigrants. He was also scheduled to meet the Italian president.
Exploring the touchstones of Piet Mondrian’s life, as Dutch cultural institutions celebrate the 100th anniversary of the art movement he helped found.
It was the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolize starkly different views of the world.
President Trump’s visit to Brussels is an opportunity for European Union members to try to sway his opinions their way.
People gathered in the streets in Manchester, England, on Tuesday to honor the victims of a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert the day before.
The singer is self-assured, talented and proudly feminine, with a loyal fan base that rallied to her side after the Manchester bombing with the hashtag #ThisIsNotYourFaultAriana.
Security consultants and music promoters look ahead to what measures can be taken after the Ariana Grande concert attack.
Der brillante Kirill Petrenko leitet ein unvergleichliches Ensemble in Romeo Casteluccis neuer Wagnerinszenierung an der Bayerischen Staatsoper.
President Trump is weighing the wisdom of pouring more soldiers into a 16-year-old conflict, and is also expected to put NATO members on the spot over the issue.