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2020 Democratic contenders plead for cash after draining their accounts
Facing a big-spending billionaire, Democratic presidential contenders lean into the money race -- even if that means opening the door to super PACs.
James Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey GIF: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?'
Former FBI Director James Comey responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump on Thursday by posting a GIF of Mariah Carey with the caption, "Why are you so obsessed with me?"
The rise of the '50 Shades' defense in murder trials
British backpacker Grace Millane was strangled to death, crammed into a suitcase and buried in woodland after a Tinder date in New Zealand. Her attacker claimed she died in an "sex game gone wrong," amid a rise in what's become known as the "50 Shades" defense.
The rise of the '50 Shades' defense in murder trials
British backpacker Grace Millane was strangled to death, crammed into a suitcase and buried in a New Zealand woodland after a Tinder date in December 2018.
Gerry Cooney talks ‘Great White Hope’ burden, Wilder-Fury pick
LAS VEGAS — Gerry Cooney is glad to hear Tyson Fury wants no part of any racial talk about his heavyweight championship fight with Deontay Wilder on Saturday night after having gone through what he did in 1982 before his title fight with Larry Holmes. Cooney was cast as “The Great White Hope” by promoters...
Photos of the Week: Ghost Ship, Greek Spring, Naked Festival
Dog catchers in Cairo, luge championships in Russia, flooding in parts of England, a crash at the Daytona 500, London Fashion Week, heavy rains in Australia, continued fighting in Syria, demining in Colombia, Carnival in Venice, and much more.
Mike Bloomberg Blasts Bernie Sanders Over Gun Voting Record, Says 'NRA Put Him In Congress'
The gun control record of Senator Bernie Sanders was heavily criticized by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg in a series of tweets on Thursday night.
China's Hubei revises Thursday's tally of new coronavirus cases upward
China's central province of Hubei said on Friday it has revised the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday upward to 631 from 411 after including cases in the province's prison system.
Man dies in alleged ax attack after 'road rage' incident near school
A 24-year-old man was killed by an ax-wielding group near a primary school in Australia, as parents picked up their children on Thursday, according to CNN affiliate Seven News.
President Trump Can Expect a Warm Welcome on His India Trip. Other U.S. Leaders Saw Chillier Relations
The history of U.S. presidential visits tracks the ups and downs in the U.S.-India relationship
Jim Duquette on Astros hate and what could derail the Yankees
SiriusXM analyst and former Mets GM Jim Duquette talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about the Astros hate, Red Sox doubts and the one thing the Yankees cannot afford. Q: Are you surprised at how outspoken players have been against the Astros? A: Pleasantly surprised. This is the first time something like his has happened...
Tennessee executes Nicholas Sutton, killer of fellow inmate in 1985 after slaying 3 in 1979
Convicted murderer Nicholas Todd Sutton was executed in Tennessee’s electric chair Thursday night, marking the fifth time the state has used that method of execution since 2018, according to reports.
China finds spike in coronavirus cases in jails, officials fired
The new coronavirus has infected 234 people in two prisons outside the province at the center of the epidemic and top officials deemed responsible for the outbreaks have been fired, authorities said on Friday.
Expansion draft looming over Rangers’ trade-deadline plan
RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s difficult to project where the Rangers are going to stand after the expansion draft for the new Seattle franchise takes place following next season. There will be some roster resolution once Monday’s trade deadline passes, but that will only slightly clear up what is now a very murky picture. Rest assured,...
Together forever: Mother and daughter who died in crash buried in same casket
Carrie McCaw, 44, and her 12-year-old daughter, Kacey, were on their way to a volleyball tournament when a pickup truck hit their minivan head-on.
Dems race to avoid going broke before Super Tuesday
Apart from Bernie and the billionaires, the Democratic presidential field is hurting for cash.
Trump mocks Bloomberg, Dems over debates
Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump, at a rally in Colorado Springs, offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment. (Feb. 21)
Novel coronavirus deaths top 2,200
Hopes for a slowdown in the spread of the novel coronavirus were dashed Friday as the number of new cases rose in China, and outbreaks worsened in Japan and South Korea.
China's Hubei province revises up coronavirus toll, adds 220 cases
China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 in the country, revised up its total number of confirmed infection cases by 220 to account for cases in the province's prison system.
Harvard students sue university officials over school's investment ties to prisons
Five Harvard students are suing university officials over Harvard's investments in what they call the "prison-industrial complex."
Donald Trump rips 'Parasite' over historic Oscar wins
During a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Donald Trump bemoaned this year's Academy Award winner for best picture "Parasite," because it's a South Korean film. "Parasite" was the first foreign language movie to win best picture at the Academy Awards. It also won awards for directing and original screenplay.
Pelosi: Trump politicized intel community after Russia election briefing
Her remarks came after the New York Times reported that the House Intelligence Committee received a that Russia planned to interfere in the 2020 elections.
More of Trump's chaos vs. Sanders' radical change?
The latest in President Donald Trump's chaos: The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump edged out his acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, because Maguire briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill about Russian meddling in the 2020 election. Reminder: Maguire took over the intelligence post last summer, just as the Ukraine scandal was erupting. At the time Trump called the longtime Navy SEAL an "excellent" choice. Now he's been replaced by Trump's ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, who has no intelligence experience.
You can now preorder the Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra
The long-awaited Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra are finally available for preorder. You can preorder any of the new S20s as of 12:01 a.m. EST Feb. 21, starting at $999.99 for the standard S20, $1,199.99 for the S20+ and $1,399.99 for the S20 Ultra.
America's Russia nightmare is back
It's happening again. America is blundering into a new Russia election-meddling hall of mirrors that's already doing Moscow's work: tearing fresh political divides and threatening to again tarnish democracy's most sacred moment, a national election.
America's Russia nightmare is back
• Russia trying to help Trump win in 2020, lawmakers told • Republican senators give Trump's pick for intel chief a tepid response
Ask Amy: ‘Shefault’ parent wants to rebalance home life
Her husband needs wake-up calls and a coordinator for his parental involvement.
Miss Manners: Boyfriend is doubly rude to waitress
He thinks a patronizing name and an inquiry about the tip are perfectly acceptable.
Hints From Heloise: To beat the winter blahs, get moving
Planning a trip or simply getting out of the house can help with seasonal depression.
Carolyn Hax: Mom sets parameters for her son’s college fund to an extreme degree
He probably won’t be going to a university, so why not let him use the money wisely?
Elizabeth Warren Opens CNN Town Hall by Reading a Proposed Contract Freeing Women From Bloomberg's NDAs
"I thought I would make this easy," said Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at a CNN Town Hall Thursday before she read from a release form she wrote that would free people from nondisclosure agreements they signed with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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California prisoner confesses to killing two incarcerated child molesters
CORCORAN, Calif. — A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41, confessed in the letter to the...
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Asian funds seek a sheltered shore in U.S. assets
Asian shares were under water on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lifting the dollar to three-year highs.
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University at Albany students face heat for throwing coronavirus-themed party
College students at the University at Albany may face disciplinary action for hosting an off-campus coronavirus-themed party last weekend, the university said Thursday. Video of the gathering temporarily posted to the Barstool Albany Instagram account showed a bucket of iced Corona beers next to a person wearing a surgical mask, according to WGY News Radio....
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Coronavirus on G20 agenda as China reports uptick in cases
China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, boosted by more than 200 people testing positive for the disease in two prisons outside of Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.
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A small private jet skidded down a runway in Daytona Beach with no landing gear. No one was hurt
A small private plane slid on its belly down the main runway at the Daytona Beach Airport on Thursday, showering sparks and causing a fire.
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This animatronic Baby Yoda is seriously impressive and up for preorder now
We've already seen an incredibly lifelike $350 figure of The Child from Star Wars: The Mandalorian, and we've seen countless plush versions of the beloved and affectionately nicknamed Baby Yoda. But Hasbro and Disney are stepping up the game with an animatronic version of The Child that moves and coos.
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Disinformation dystopia: Is Big Tech prepared for the 2020 election?
One thing is near certain about the 2020 election: disinformation campaigns, both domestic and foreign, will be waged on the American electorate.
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President Trump Trashes Korean Oscar-Winner Parasite at Rally
Neon, the U.S. distributor for the subtitled film, shot back on Twitter: “Understandable. He can't read"
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Tom Brady Less Important Than Dak, Teddy and Two College QBs in 2020 Offseason, NFL Network Analysts Say
NFL Network analysts say Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott and one NFL backup are more sought-after than Tom Brady, one of the all-time greats in the league.
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GoFundMe to send bullied Australian boy in viral video to Disneyland raises $121K
More than $121,000 in charity money has been raised to send a bullied Australian boy filmed in a viral video sobbing after school to Disneyland. Thousands of donors have chipped in to a GoFundme supporting the vacation for Quaden Bayles, 9, who was born with Achondroplasia dwarfism. The outpouring of support was inspired by a...
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Laura Ingraham: Bloomberg 'trapped' in a Democratic Party that's too far left for him
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg finds himself stuck in a Democratic Party whose politics have moved far to the left of where he is trying to stand, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Thursday night.
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USC cannot preserve 14-point lead in loss to Colorado
Onyeka Okongwu had 21 points, Jonah Mathews added 17, and Nick Rakocevic had 14 points and 11 rebounds but USC could not hold onto a 14-point lead and finish a comeback in a 70-66 loss to Colorado.
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Alabama House committee approves bill named for Aniah Blanchard
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Global air traffic could fall this year for the first time in a decade
The global airline industry is facing huge financial losses and its first decline in more than a decade because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Seventh horse dies at Santa Anita since Dec. 26
Santa Anita had a seventh horse die while training or racing on Thursday when Unveiled suffered a fracture to his right front leg while galloping during morning training.
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Trump plans to name Florida official as homeland security adviser
President Donald Trump is planning to name a Florida official in charge of preparing the state for the effects of climate change as his homeland security adviser, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
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Quaden Bayles: Hugh Jackman, Megyn Kelly send support to bullied boy after viral video
Hugh Jackman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and more stars are reaching out to an Australian boy after a viral video showed the devastating impact of bullying.       
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