A Texas congressman has apologized for a nude picture of himself circulating online. Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologized for the photo in a statement on Wednesday provided to the Texas Tribune. “While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” he said. “Each was consensual. Those relationships […]

Washington (CNN)The National Security Agency’s cyberweapons are being used against them following a series of leaks by an unknown group, according to a published report. As a result of several information dumps, millions of computers were infected with ransomware, and FedEx and Mondelez International were impacted. Hospitals around the world “had to turn away patients.” […]

The White House may ban its employees from using personal mobile phones while at work, raising concerns among some staffers including that they’ll be cut off from family and friends, according to seven administration officials. President Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about press leaks since taking office, but one official said the potential change isn’t connected […]

Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told reporters. But the two world leaders did informally speak a couple times during the two-day meeting. The chat, while brief, looked […]

Washington (CNN)In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is “zero training value” in drawing penises in the sky. One mother told news outlet KREM 2 that she was upset that she might have to explain to her young children what the images were. “The Navy holds its aircrew to […]

U.S. House Republicans are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material related to the Russia-Trump probes and other matters. Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and other committee Republicans, after considering such action for several weeks, decided to move after media including […]

Washington (CNN)Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia’s ambassador and disclosed that he is cooperating with the special counsel’s office. According to an FBI statement, Flynn communicated with then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak after being asked by a senior Trump transition […]

A Russian lawyer who met with President Ziff Brothers Investments LLC invested in Russia with Browder using offshore entities, Veselnitskaya has said. Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after uncovering what he said was a tax fraud that diverted $230 million of Russian state funds into the pockets of a handful of civil […]

Washington (CNN)After President Donald Trump retweeted anti-Muslims videos on Wednesday, multiple State Department officials said the department communicated to the White House that there was concern that protests could happen at US embassies. Embassies were on alert throughout the day, although no incidents have been reported thus far, the State Department officials said.

Washington (CNN)Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s message about helping the public took on a bold tone Friday morning when she told a crowd at a conference on technology and democracy, “If we are not helping people, we should go the f— home.” Speaking about President Donald Trump’s accomplishments in the White House, Gillibrand said, “Has he […]

While Cosmopolitan has never been a magazine that shies away from racy content, it seems like one of its latest pieces has really crossed the line. After receiving torrents of furious criticism from the public, Cosmo has apologized for publishing its controversial “10 Ways To Drive A Neo-Nazi Wild In The Sack” list. Yikes. Cosmo’s […]

(CNN)North Korea could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump’s threats of military action, the country’s foreign minister has warned. The forceful rhetoric from Pyongyang came after Trump threatened to”totally destroy” North Korea in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Trump tweeted Friday […]

The Senate tax bill is headed for a marathon debate this week after Republican leaders brought the measure to the floor Wednesday with the goal of holding a final vote by the end of the week. Here are the latest developments, updated throughout the day: Senate Republicans Scramble to Salvage Bill (8:51 p.m.) Senate Majority […]

In June 2016 they voted out of Europe, now theyre not so sure. Meet the Brexit voters who have changed their minds On the morning of 23 June 2016, Rosamund Shaw still wasnt sure if she wanted Britain to leave the European Union. During the preceding weeks, she had been in turmoil. She absorbed a […]

Someone was trying to game the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s electronic public comment system on net-neutrality rules. But who? Was it supporters or foes of the open internet rules — or was it the Russians? A study has found more than 7.75 million comments were submitted from email domains attributed to FakeMailGenerator.com, and they had […]

Chris Hazzard, MP for South Down, warns of strong reaction if customs posts or other hardware are introduced when UK leaves EU Any attempts to increase security around the Irish border because of Brexit could lead to civil disobedience, a Sinn Fin MP has said at a rare republican party press conference in Westminster. Chris […]

It was a special moment.Image: JIM LO SCALZO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan that was initially denied entry to the United States for an international competition is taking home the silver medal. SEE ALSO: The Afghan girls robotics team will now be allowed into the U.S. Fittingly, they received a the accolade for “courageous […]

Washington (CNN)White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump’s decision to retweet a series of anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right account on Wednesday morning, telling reporters he circulated them to start a conversation about border security and immigration. “Whether it is a real video, the threat is real,” Sanders told a small […]

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the White House senior adviser for environmental policy has said publicly in the past that the goal of the United Nations and climate change activists is “all-powerful government” that would effectively end democracy. White has a long history of questioning established science on climate change, which has drawn criticism […]

U.S. tech billionaire Tesla Inc. and photo to Instagram. Arms crossed, wearing a suit and no tie, he stood in partial light at the mausoleum of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. “Atatürk Anıtkabir,” he wrote, deploying the proper Turkish characters.  The photo had gotten more than 930,000 “likes” as of Friday, hundreds of thousands […]

request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election. The tool will appear by the end of the year in Facebook’s online support center, the company said in a blog post Wednesday. It will answer the user question, “How can I see if I’ve liked or followed a Facebook page or […]

Washington (CNN)Congressional negotiators have rejected the House’s plan to create a new “Space Corps” — omitting the proposal for a new military branch under the umbrella of the Air Force from the final version of a nearly $700 billion bipartisan defense policy bill called the National Defense Authorization Act. Rep. Mike Rogers, the Strategic Forces […]

(CNN)Thanksgiving, a day aptly named for giving thanks, is nearly upon us. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the things President Donald Trump has publicly given thanks for. Check out the video above for a full survey of Trump’s #blessings. “Thank you for all your help,” Trump said to Puerto […]

Exclusive: Billionaire media mogul says it is hard to understand why a country doing so well wanted to ruin it Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the single stupidest thing any country has ever done apart from the election of Donald Trump as US president. […]