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  • Trump wants to send man back to moon and eventually to Mars

    President Donald Trump wants to send astronauts where no man has gone before. Trump authorized the acting NASA administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. to “lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars” during a White House signing ceremony. Standing with retired astronauts and Vice President Mike Pence, Trump touted the initiative as the first step in establishing a foundation on the moon for “an eventual mission to Mars and perhaps someday […]

  • Video shows moment of explosion in New York City

    NEW YORK CITY, NY – A video posted on Twitter shows the moment a low-tech pipe bomb exploded underground near the Port Authority bus terminal, according to an NYPD source. Police say suspect Akayed Ullah, 27, was wearing a homemade pipe bomb when he detonated it in a walkway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square on Monday, injuring three people and causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter hubs in the city, officials said. Authorities called […]

  • Women accusing President Trump of sexual misconduct call for congressional investigation

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday. “This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr. Trump. Unfortunately, this behavior isn’t rare in our society, and people of all backgrounds can be victims. The only reason I am here today is that this offender is now the […]

  • Teen has blunt message for Aetna after request for brain surgery was denied: ‘Screw you’

    Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their insurance company, Aetna, denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9 years old. “When my parents told me, I went kind of blank and started crying,” she said. “I cried for like an hour.” Her friends had been lined up to […]

  • Southern California wildfires now larger than New York City, Boston combined

    Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10% Sunday. Covering 230,000 acres, the Thomas Fire is now the fifth largest blaze in modern California history. The fires are collectively burning an area larger than New York City and Boston combined. Gusty winds and dry conditions are not helping the wildfire’s spread, and there’s no rain in the forecast for at least 10 days. Latest […]

  • Governor offers grim outlook regarding California wildfires

    Gov. Jerry Brown has a sobering message for Southern Californians after a week of raging wildfires: This is your new normal. A half dozen fires have collectively scorched nearly 200,000 acres since last week and destroyed 792 structures, according to officials. As 4,000 firefighters battled the largest one, the Thomas Fire, the governor surveyed the damage in Ventura County on Saturday. “This is kind of the new normal,” he said, adding that extreme fire activity will happen on a regular […]

  • Snowfall at the Alamo for the first time in 12 years

    Big and fluffy snowflakes fell across parts of south Texas on Thursday, including San Antonio and Austin. While snow is common in parts of north Texas, it’s unusual for this region to see snowfall and people shared their delight on social media. “A Texas Christmas miracle!” one person posted on Twitter. Renee Santos, a reporter at CNN affiliate KABB, danced in the falling flakes exclaiming, “it was 80 degrees two days ago and now it’s snowing!” Even this pup, Rooney, […]

  • I bought $250 in bitcoin. Here’s what I learned

    Some people kill time at the airport by browsing duty-free shops. I decided to shop for bitcoin. But first, there are two things you should know about me: I tend to be almost as afraid of losing money investing as I am of flying. On some level, I figured one fear might cancel out the other. So last Thursday, while waiting for a flight to Nashville, I pulled up a popular application called Coinbase that can be used to buy […]

  • General Electric to cut 12,000 jobs

    General Electric is cutting 12,000 jobs as its new CEO tries to turn the troubled company around. The jobs are in the electrical power division, which makes the giant turbines and generators that the company estimates provide about one-third of the electricity produced around the world. GE is by far the worst-performing stock in the Dow this year, down 44%, and CEO John Flannery, who took over in August, has been trying to slash costs. The company says the job cuts […]

  • President Trump will undergo a physical and release details early next year

    WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination early next year and allow doctors to release details of his medical evaluation, keeping with past precedent. Trump will be examined by a doctor at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in “the first part of next year,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday. “Those records will be released following that taking place,” she added. Sanders’ announcement came a day after some questions were raised about the President’s health […]