President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Interior Department pledged Tuesday to review Obama administration actions limiting oil and gas drilling in Alaska and said he does not believe climate change is a hoax.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 4:01 pm
The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been suspended nearly three years after it vanished without a trace over the Indian Ocean, according to a joint statement from Chinese, Australian and Malaysian officials.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:31 pm
Ahead of Betsy DeVos' hearing to become education secretary, her experience with public schools is being called into question.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:10 pm
More than two dozen Democratic lawmakers are boycotting President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, particularly after revelations of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis on Saturday. No senators have said they are boycotting.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:08 pm
It might literally rain on Donald Trump's parade.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:05 pm
A Nigerian fighter jet misfired during an operation Tuesday, striking refugees at a camp in Borno state for the internally displaced, as well as aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to Nigerian officials and the Red Cross.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:04 pm
Repealing major Obamacare provisions without a replacement plan in place would quickly strip 18 million Americans of their insurance and cause premiums to skyrocket, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report released Tuesday.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:04 pm
President Barack Obama's stay at the White House doesn't officially end until Friday, but he's already getting a head start on moving into his new home.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:03 pm
More than a million supporters of Edward Snowden have petitioned President Barack Obama to pardon him, but the former National Security Agency contractor hasn't submitted the required documents for clemency, according to the White House.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:02 pm
Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this month, told FBI agents that he had carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago's bond hearing Tuesday.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 2:55 pm
In less than a week, America will embark on a new political experience: rule by an authoritarian President. Donald Trump won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million. So, for every American who looks forward to the Trump era, there is likely another who fears he will lead us into ruin.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 2:50 pm
The widow of the man who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday, a day after her arrest in California on suspicion of aiding her husband ahead of the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 2:50 pm
Donald Trump said Rep. John Lewis is "wrong" to suggest that the President-elect's inauguration is the first he will boycott such an event, citing the Georgia congressman also protested the first inauguration of George W. Bush.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 2:39 pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a damning dossier on US President-elect Donald Trump was "false" and dismissed allegations that his country's security services had been monitoring him as "rubbish."
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 2:23 pm
President Barack Obama, on his final Tuesday in office, appointed soon-to-be former staffers and supporters to administration posts, including senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 2:00 pm
President Barack Obama bid a public farewell to his press secretary Tuesday, dropping into Josh Earnest's final daily briefing to lavish praise upon his spokesman.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:53 pm
President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be labor secretary has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups, a business ally and GOP sources tell CNN.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:48 pm
The abortion rate in the US has fallen to its lowest level since Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure, a new report finds.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:39 pm
Almost 100 false killer whales became stranded on a remote beach in Florida over the weekend, the largest mass stranding of the mammals in the state's history, officials said on Monday.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:04 pm
There's been another gorilla death at a zoo in Ohio. And while this one is of natural causes, it's no less heart-breaking.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:59 pm
The decision to end the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "nothing short of irresponsible," according to a support group for family members of those who disappeared along with the doomed 777.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:42 pm
One of Hollywood's newest and brightest young stars, Sunny Pawar, met with President Barack Obama at the White House Monday to highlight an initiative focused on helping children in India.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:40 pm
The Defense Department is prepared to provide the new administration with military options to accelerate the war against ISIS in Syria that could send additional US troops into direct combat, CNN has learned.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:24 pm
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that Donald Trump's pick to quarterback the replacement of Obamacare, Tom Price, might have broken the law with a questionable stock purchase.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:22 pm
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted at the wrong Ivanka on Monday night, and the British woman on the receiving end of his praise has hit back.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:18 pm
Russia's Vladimir Putin says he was familiar with some of the unsubstantiated allegations about Trump in a dossier prepared by an ex-British intel agent. The dossier was published by Buzzfeed. CNN has reported that senior intel officials briefed President-elect Trump and President Obama, warning Russia may have gathered compromising material on Trump.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:02 pm
Betsy DeVos has been a political heavyweight for decades, spending millions to advance conservative causes. But Tuesday evening, Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary will be asked to fill in her own personal beliefs on a host of controversial education issues.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 11:41 am
In a series of interviews in March of 2014, Donald Trump singled out Russia as the United States' "biggest problem" and greatest geopolitical foe.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 11:05 am
Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 11:04 am
The party is in rapture. It's on the verge of controlling the White House, the House and the Senate. After eight years of misery, it will inaugurate a new president who has realigned the electorate. Dominance seems assured. Despite the chilly January temperatures, there's not a cloud in the political skies on that brisk Inauguration Day.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 10:47 am
Gavin Reid, who is profoundly deaf, was as bemused as anyone to be named Britain's yachtsman of the year, given he'd only ever competed in one yacht race in his life.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 10:44 am
The Obama administration is considering a major last-minute policy shift that could force hundreds of school districts to cut spending at well-financed elementary and secondary schools and move nearly $1 billion dollars to schools with large numbers of low-income students.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 10:32 am
Vine's six seconds of fame are about to come to an end.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 10:01 am
For retailers, it's all about location, location, location. But being located near Trump Tower on New York City's famous Fifth Avenue has turned out to be a nightmare for Tiffany as of late.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 9:45 am
Donald Trump will become president Friday with an approval rating of just 40%, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, the lowest of any recent president and 44 points below that of President Barack Obama, the 44th president.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 9:39 am
When President Barack Obama emerged to greet a massive, cheering audience at the cavernous McCormick Place convention center in Chicago on January 10, he was looking to the path ahead and reflecting about the legacy he was leaving behind.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 9:11 am
A man from Uzbekistan arrested in Turkey has confessed to carrying out the deadly New Year's gun attack at Istanbul's Reina nightclub, the city's governor has said, dubbing the shooting an ISIS-influenced terrorist attack.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 7:39 am
The heir to the Samsung empire is facing possible arrest over corruption allegations. But if history is anything to go by, criminal charges won't keep him away from the company for too long, if at all.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:23 am
Allegations that Russia's government sought to influence the US presidential election have captured the attention of a vast majority of the American public, but there is little agreement on whether the allegations are true, or how the new president will handle the country going forward, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:05 am
Eight men now control as much wealth as the world's poorest 3.6 billion people, according to a new report from Oxfam International.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 4:22 am
Donald Trump kicked off inauguration week with a closed-door meeting with Martin Luther King III while comments he made about NATO and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were scrutinized. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 11:34 pm
In recent years, business leaders at Davos, the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, have ranked inequality as one of the greatest risks to the global economy. They have recognized that it is not just a moral issue but also an economic issue.
Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 6:09 pm
The Trump transition team's calls for an apology from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta are being met by something else: a strong statement from CNN supporting Acosta.
Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 2:13 pm