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  • World Health Organization to Classify ‘gaming disorder’ as Mental Health Condition

    Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization is set to announce “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition to be included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, set to release Monday. “I’m not creating a precedent,” said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO’s Department […]

  • Outrage Grows as Families are Separated

    The White House’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and resulting separations of undocumented parents and kids is exploding into the most emotive and politically unpredictable test yet of President Donald Trump’s effort to change the character of America. As outrage grows over traumatic stories of families being torn apart, the big question this week in Washington is how long the controversial practice will be politically sustainable amid a wave of criticism. A related issue is whether Trump will pay a political […]

  • New Jersey Art Festival Shooting Suspect Had Just Been Released From Prison, Prosecutor Says

    TRENTON, New Jersey  —  Twenty-two people, including a teenager, were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a 24-hour art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said. Police identified the suspect as Tahaij Wells, 33, who is believed to have been killed by police, prosecutor Angelo Onofri said. Wells had just been released from prison on homicide-related charges, Onofri said. Officials have also charged Amir Armstrong, 23, on weapons offenses. “It absolutely could have been worse […]

  • She Faked a Rejection Letter From Her Ex-Boyfriend’s Dream School, and Now Has to Pay Him $265,000

    Eric Abramovitz’s hard work had paid off: The accomplished clarinet player had been accepted to his dream school. But he never got to hear the good news. That’s because when his acceptance email arrived in 2014, Abramovitz’s then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lee, deleted it and sent him a fake rejection email from the school. It was a $265,000 mistake. “It was really devastating to feel that incredible betrayal,” Abramovitz told CNN. “It made me think of our whole relationship and it made […]

  • Man Traveling to All 50 States Mowing Lawns for Elderly, Disabled, Single Moms, and Vets for Free

    Rodney Smith Jr. found his purpose the day he came across an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn, and pulled over to help. “That night, I decided to mow lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans,” Smith told CNN. Today, that idea has expanded. This summer, Smith is traveling to all 50 states to mow lawns for people who need help — for free. He started small The Bermuda native graduated from college with a degree in computer […]

  • Trump Announces Tariffs on $50 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

    President Donald Trump is sharply escalating a confrontation with China over trade. The United States will impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion of Chinese exports, the president said early Friday. China vowed to retaliate immediately and said the United States had “launched a trade war.” The US penalty is designed to punish China for stealing American technology and trade secrets. It will apply to roughly 1,100 exports and will target the Chinese aerospace, robotics, manufacturing and auto industries. Trade […]

  • Musk company to build Chicago-to-O’Hare express transport

    Electric vehicles will carry passengers through underground tunnels in about 12 minutes each way.

  • The 5 key takeaways from the Justice Department IG report

    comey, fbi, investigation, trump, clinton

  • Poll: North Korea Summit Was a Good Idea and Helped Trump

    Most adults say that the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was a good idea, according to a Monmouth poll released Thursday. The seven-in-10 who say it’s a good idea is up from 63% in late April, including 93% of Republicans, 74% of independents, and 49% of Democrats. Only 20% say it was a bad idea. The recent poll also shows 46% disapprove of the job Trump is doing as President, perhaps a side […]

  • Trump admin expected to suspend August US-S. Korea drill

    The suspension is "a show of good faith" in the North Korean negotiations.

  • Fed Raises Interest Rates for Second Time this Year

    Interest rates are going up again. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point, the second hike this year. Investors were expecting the increase. The Fed is raising rates gradually to keep the economy in check as inflation creeps higher and the job market grows even tighter. The jobless rate is already the lowest since 2000. The federal funds rate, which helps determine rates for mortgages, credit cards and other borrowing, now […]

  • Raccoon Safe After Captivating Internet with Minnesota Skyscraper Climb

    As the US slept, a small raccoon who first captured the attention of Minnesota, and then the world, did something remarkable. He made it to the roof. About 2.30 a.m. a grainy live feed from the scene showed a shadowy figure scurrying up and over the top of a 25-story building, prompting an almost audible sigh of relief from the internet. For hours on Tuesday, Twitter users followed the exploits of the daredevil free-climbing raccoon. The drama started after maintenance […]