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President's decision reverses Defense Department policy initially approved under Obama
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to ban transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 1:59 PM
Trump: Transgender individuals can't serve military
Donald Trump tweeted that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the military.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 1:53 PM
Rep. Lieu: We don't care who you love
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) responds to President Donald Trump's tweet stating that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the military.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 2:03 PM
Pentagon delays decision on transgender recruits
The Pentagon is delaying a decision on allowing transgender people to enlist in the military for six months, according to a memo obtained by CNN.

POSTED JULY 01, 2017 3:39 AM
Transgender ex-Navy SEAL lives in 'gray world' (2014)
After years spent fighting in some of the world's worst wars, former U.S. Navy SEAL Kristin Beck says she knows what she wants.

Transgender Americans rush to change IDs for Trump era
On a recent Friday morning, Cazembe Jackson donned a sharp blue suit and green paisley tie and made his way to Atlanta's Midtown US passport office.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2017 9:30 PM
Trump continues Obama order protecting LGBTQ federal workers
An executive order protecting federal employees from anti-LGBTQ discrimination that was first signed in 2014 by President Barack Obama will continue under President Donald Trump, the White House said Tuesday.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2017 7:43 PM
Sources: Top aides press Trump to back off of Sessions
President Donald Trump has publicly rebuked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, expressing regret for appointing him to the post and disparaging him as "beleaguered" and "very weak."

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 1:52 PM
Health care: What the Senate is voting on

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 1:29 PM
Senators debate health care

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 1:22 PM - RSS Channel - US

Life on the streets: Where faith, violence collide
It was the second time in three days that Willa Jones had heard gunshots. The first ones had taken her brother's life.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 2:01 PM
The Goose: Living in a murder capital
La'Marque Victor grew up in the Goose, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in New Orleans. Now, he's trying to get out for his kids.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 2:13 AM
Gangs, opioids fueling New Orleans shootings
It was just a few of weeks after he turned 21 that Zachary Nelson told his family he needed to get out of New Orleans.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2017 8:01 PM
The 5 deadliest US cities?
Chicago. Murder.

POSTED MARCH 06, 2017 7:56 PM
Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies
A three-month old killer whale, the last to be born in captivity at SeaWorld, died Monday after serious health problems, including what's likely to be pneumonia, according to the park.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 6:42 PM
Woman slapped police car before she was shot, report says
In an interview with investigators last week, one of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk said he was startled by a "loud sound" near the squad car.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 9:37 PM
Brain disease found in 99% of studied deceased NFL players
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 110 brains of 111 deceased former NFL players that were donated to Boston University's CTE Research Center, according to a study released Tuesday by JAMA.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 6:57 PM
After brain cancer diagnosis, McCain speaks out on Senate floor
Sen. John McCain appeared lively and impassioned upon his return to Washington on Tuesday, less than two weeks after surgeons removed a large blood clot from his brain and diagnosed him with brain cancer.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 8:55 PM
Station cancels event with famous atheist
A public radio station in Berkeley, California, canceled a fundraiser and discussion with Richard Dawkins, the scientist, author and avowed atheist, calling his comments on Islam "abusive speech."

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 8:02 PM
Treatment zeroes HIV transmission risk
The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, adherence to antiretroviral drugs can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 12:56 PM

Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 11:44 AM
Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:04 PM
NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:24 PM
Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:17 PM
World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:22 PM
Report: Bulls offer Gibson, Snell, picks for Love

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 9:04 PM
What to expect from U.S. against Germany
On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the disappointing end to the US vs. Portugal game and USMNT's strategy heading into their match against Germany.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 3:28 PM
Mexico tops Croatia, advances out of group

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:36 PM
O's Davis walks off White Sox with pinch-hit HR
Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 1:56 AM
MLB Power Rankings: Terrible week for Rockies
Another week, another first-place finish for the Athletics, who once again grabbed all seven votes for the top spot. Hard on their heels are the Brewers, who jumped from fifth to second, pushing the Giants down to third place. The Angels remained at No. 4, with the resurgent Cardinals rounding out the top-five.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 1:32 PM

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Rolling Stone takes on Trump with Trudeau cover
"Is Canada's prime minister the free world's best hope?"

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 10:41 AM
I'm 60 with little saved -- what do I need to do to retire?
I'm 60, earn about $80,000 a year, but have only $75,000 or so in retirement savings. What can I do to improve my retirement prospects?--Linda

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 10:37 AM
Hearing implants can now stream sound right from an iPhone
People with hearing implants will soon be able to stream music and take phone calls wirelessly from Apple devices.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 9:57 AM
Health care: Here's what the Senate is voting on
Senate Republicans are finally voting to repeal Obamacare.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 9:29 AM
Chipotle says sick employee responsible for latest outbreak
A sick Chipotle employee caused a norovirus outbreak at a Virginia restaurant earlier this month.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 9:40 AM
Amazon will make thousands of job offers next week
Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers next week.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 8:34 AM
Matt Drudge is firing warning shots at Trump, and that should worry the president
Matt Drudge has been in the White House an awful lot these days -- "all the time," as one senior administration official puts it. He's met with President Donald Trump, spent time with Ivanka Trump, and doled out advice to Jared Kushner.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 8:28 AM
Farmers turn to artificial intelligence to grow better crops
Your grocery store's tomatoes may have a new friend aiding their development: artificial intelligence.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 8:14 AM
Nestlé is building a factory just for flavored KitKats
Japan loves weirdly flavored KitKat bars so much that the country is getting a brand new factory just to make them.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 7:47 AM
Cluster of power plants divides a Maryland community
Read full story for latest details.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 10:25 AM - RSS Channel - World

Videos suggest Russian government may be arming Taliban
The Taliban have received improved weaponry in Afghanistan that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government, according to exclusive videos obtained by CNN, adding weight to accusations by Afghan and American officials that Moscow is arming their one-time foe in the war-torn country.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 8:40 AM
Afghanistan, US claim Russia arming Taliban
US and Afghanistan officials claim the Russian government is supplying the Taliban with small arm weapons to fight ISIS in Afghanistan, but Russia denies all allegations. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 10:36 AM
31 dead in Kabul car bomb attack claimed by Taliban
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Kabul that left at least 31 people dead, as the Islamist fundamentalist group ratchets up an offensive across Afghanistan.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 5:53 AM
Marines facing 'discouraging' challenges in Afghanistan
The plume of smoke and dust rose over the runway, high above the now-deserted but once costly and vital control towers.

POSTED JULY 23, 2017 7:06 PM
Charlie Gard's parents want to bring him home for his final moments
The parents of the terminally ill British child Charlie Gard were seeking court permission Tuesday to bring their son home from hospital to die.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 5:41 PM
Baby Gard's dad: 'Sorry we couldn't save you'
The parents of the terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard told their son, "sleep tight, our beautiful little boy" after ending their legal fight over treatment for their son in the US.

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 4:05 PM
US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf
A US Navy ship fired warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat Tuesday in the northern end of the Persian Gulf, according to two US defense officials.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 2:04 PM
Why is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?
China is further fortifying its border with North Korea, new reports show, amid continued tensions on the peninsula and concerns over potential US military action against Pyongyang.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 5:54 AM
Cardinal facing charges: From humble beginnings to the Vatican
Cardinal George Pell has a long list of achievements in the Catholic Church and in Australian society -- feted by popes, prime ministers and the Queen of England.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 7:14 PM
Australian politician quits due to dual citizenship
An Australian cabinet minister is stepping down from his position after discovering he was made a dual Italian citizen without his knowledge.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 11:07 AM

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McCain: ‘I will not vote for this bill as it is today’

McCain: ‘I will not vote for this bill as it is today’A week after his brain cancer diagnosis, Sen. John McCain returned to Washington to cast a crucial vote to begin debate on the GOP health care legislation.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 4:12 PM

Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.

Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.Can the president pardon himself? In an interview with Yahoo News, law professor Brian Kalt explains the presidential pardon power, historical precedents and how a pardon could affect independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 12:21 PM

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger groupSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 7:21 PM

New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI Pick

New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI PickMatt Katz, reporter for WNYC, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sketchy employment by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of Donald Trump's pick to replace James Comey has director of the FBI, Chris Wray.

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 2:00 PM

Wildfires Force 10,000 People in Southern France to Evacuate

Wildfires Force 10,000 People in Southern France to EvacuateThe fires coincide with the peak tourism season on the French Riviera

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 4:14 AM

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of executionCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 2:07 PM

This massive fish species was somehow only just discovered

This massive fish species was somehow only just discovered

Researchers regularly remind us that the world's oceans are still hiding some truly remarkable secrets, but when we imagine new species of ocean life it's usually tucked away in the crushing depths, or so tiny that we somehow didn't notice it up until now. An all-new species of ocean sunfish was just discovered that throws those expectations completely out of the window, weighing in at over two tons and making regular trips near the surface in order to keep warm, but it's a remarkable find nonetheless.

Researchers led by Marianne Nyegaard of Australia's Murdoch University discovered the new sunfish species after looking closely at over 150 DNA samples from various sunfish. After matching three of the DNA samples with known species, the team realized that the fourth was completely new and undocumented. They subsequently nicknamed it the "hoodwinker sunfish" thanks to its ability to remain hidden for so long.

But despite having DNA samples that proved the presence of an unknown species, nobody knew exactly what it looked like. After hunting for a specimen that matched the DNA for a year, Nyegaard got a tip that four sunfish had washed up on a beach in New Zealand, and it was at that point that she finally found what she had been searching for.

Like the other members of the ocean sunfish family, the new species — officially named Mola tecta — is absolutely huge. Its massive, disc-shaped body is punctuated by large fins on its top and bottom, and its bony structure pushes its weight over the two ton mark.

The hoodwinker sunfish has since been spotted in several different places, including the waters off South Africa, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Richard Dawkins hits back at cancellation of Berkeley event for 'abusive speech against Islam'

Richard Dawkins hits back at cancellation of Berkeley event for 'abusive speech against Islam'Richard Dawkinswants "a public apology" from a California radio station that cancelled an event with the scientist because of his “abusive speech against Islam”. The influential academic and writer was scheduled to speak about his memoir A Brief Candle in the Dark at an event organised by Berkeley’s KPFA Radio next month. But KPFA has now cancelled the talk, citing his "hurtful speech" against Islam.  “We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam – so many people," KPFA wrote in an email to ticket buyers. KPFA exercises its free speech right not to participate with anyone who uses hateful language against a community already under attack.— KPFA Radio (@kpfa) July 21, 2017 "KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologise for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins’s views much earlier. We also apologise to all those inconvenienced by this cancellation.” Residents had reportedly highlighted statements made by the evolutionary biologist and confirmed atheist, including a 2013 tweet saying "Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today". @ToddKincannon I think Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today. I've said so, often and loudly.What are you talking about?— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) March 1, 2013 Professor Dawkins responded to the radio station in an open letter published on his website, saying he had lived in Berkeley for two years  and had appreciated KPFA's  "objective reporting and humane commentary".  "It was therefore a matter of personal sorrow to me to receive this morning your truly astonishing 'justification' for de-platforming me," he wrote. “You conspicuously did not quote a source when accusing me of ‘abusive speech’. Why didn’t you check your facts – or at least have the common courtesy to alert me – before summarily cancelling my event?” This is so stupid. Oh and by the way, my entire family is Muslim. Oh and Muslims aren't weak little children. They can hear other views.— Fouad (@fouadalnoor) July 22, 2017 Professor Dawkins said that he had “never used abusive speech against Islam”, explaining that while he had previously called Islamism “vile”, Islamism is not the same as Islam. “I have criticised the appalling misogyny and homophobia of Islam, I have criticised the murdering of apostates for no crime other than their disbelief. Far from attacking Muslims, I understand – as perhaps you do not – that Muslims themselves are the prime victims of the oppressive cruelties of Islamism, especially Muslim women,” the author wrote.  Dawkins 'not certain' God does not exist 01:31 Urging the radio station to find examples of the abusive speech, he added: "When you fail to discover any, I presume you will issue a public apology." Professor Dawkins' bestselling book about the study of evolution, The Selfish Gene, was named the most influential science book of all time last week by the Royal Society. Berkeley, historically known as the home of the Free Speech moment in the 1960s, has hit the headlines in recent months over the cancellations of other controversial speakers. An event for alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled in February by the University of California after clashes involving far-left protesters, as was a speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter. 

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 7:29 PM

Passengers Stranded In Vegas, Stay In Vegas

Passengers Stranded In Vegas, Stay In VegasAllegiant Air left over 200 passengers in Las Vegas for four days after a canceled Oklahoma City-bound flight.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 1:42 PM

China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter

China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounterChina on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 11:36 AM

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