Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit
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 friendly, with both leaders speaking with their hands.One cause for concern on the American side is how Trump and Putin's first meeting on the sidelines

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way

This Is What Donald Trump Would Look Like With Normal Hair

This Is What Donald Trump Would Look Like With Normal Hair
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has been in the public eye for decades. That means he’s been fair game for the more creative folks among us to photoshop the now American President into fictional situations. Check out this hilarious seasonal ‘shop for a laugh: Not too shabby, right? It’s possibly even presidential. Maybe someone should suggest to the Commander in Chief that he should get a haircut ASAP. The photo gives Trump a much more average hairline,

We FOIAd every Trump Cabinet members travel recordsheres what we got back

We FOIAd every Trump Cabinet members travel recordsheres what we got back
How much does it cost for President Donald Trump‘s Cabinet members to travel? We’re about to find out. Steve Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary,Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (who is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell) took government planes this year. hosted by a campaign benefactorThen, of course, there’s Tom Price, who left his position in September following revelations that he spent on private air travel during his tenure as head of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says
Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday's actions from the special counsel have "nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity" and proves there is "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion."Asked how the mood is inside the West Wing,

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry
Despite living on a planet that is two-thirds covered by water, even today we still know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what is going on under the surface of our own oceans. Over a decade after the first series graced our screens, Blue Planet II returns to give us just a small snapshot of what lies beneath the waves. The breath-taking documentary takes us on a whirlwind tour from the frigid polar seas of the

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims
(CNN)Eight people -- six foreign tourists and two Americans -- were killed Tuesday in the deadliest terror attack that New Yorkers have seen since 9/11. Here's what we know about those killed:Drake lived in New Milford, New Jersey, but worked in New York as a project manager for Moody's Analytics, an economics research firm.When his parents couldn't reach him hours after the attack, they drove to Bellevue Hospital in New York, where they were told he had died."At the

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically
One of the Republicans’ favorite fiscal tricks is masking benefit cuts for average Americans behind tax cuts. The hope is that most voters will see a paltry middle-class tax cut instead of the massive cuts to programs and huge breaks for the rich. The House GOP’s newest attempt at a massive tax cut for the wealthy was released on Thursday. Called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the plan is heavy on cuts and low on jobs. We don’t

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue
On Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire into a Sutherland Springs, Texas, Baptist church, killing 26 people, including 14 children and a pregnant woman. President Donald Trump, who is in Japan on business, said at a press conference that the shooting isn’t about access to guns. Instead, he said, “I think that mental health is your problem here.” “This was a very, based on preliminary reports, very deranged individual, a lot of problems, over a long period of

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia
(CNN)The race for Virginia governor on Tuesday night wasn't very close. And Republicans have Donald Trump to blame for it.The exit polls bear that out. Trump's approval rating among Virginia voters was just 42% as compared to a disapproval rating of 58%. Even more importantly, of the 50% of Virginians who said that Trump was a major factor in their vote in the 2017, twice as many said they wanted to send a signal of opposition to the President

Trump says Texas shooting result of ‘mental health problem’ not US gun laws

Trump says Texas shooting result of ‘mental health problem’ not US gun laws
Tokyo (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes the Texas church shooting was caused by a "mental health problem," not an issue with gun laws in the United States."This isn't a guns situation," Trump said. "This is a mental health problem at the highest level. It's a very, very sad event."Trump said his "thoughts and prayers" are with the victims and their families, but did not suggest plans to take any legislative or other policy action to address

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump can't tweet his way out of this one.Like clockwork, Trump sought Tuesday morning to discredit the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and his campaign's potential role in it.Mueller's command of the Washington game and mechanics of the law, on show in his first salvo against the Trump team, also represent a test for Trump's instinctive mastery of disruption and diversion."This was an impressive strategy that played out," Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of

Woman fired for giving Trump motorcade the finger

Woman fired for giving Trump motorcade the finger
Late last month, a woman biking alongside President Donald Trump‘s motorcade extended her middle finger and became a folk hero to the left. Now, she’s out of a job. Juli Briskman revealed that her employer, Akima LLC, fired her once they realized she was the woman in the picture, she told the Huffington Post. On its About page, Akima says it has a wide variety of interests in government contracting, playing “leadership roles in information technology, data communications, systems engineering, software development, cybersecurity,

Jared Kushner’s team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation

Jared Kushner’s team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation
(CNN)Jared Kushner has turned over documents in recent weeks to special counsel Robert Mueller as investigators have begun asking in witness interviews about Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, CNN has learned.Kushner voluntarily turned over documents he had from the campaign and the transition, and these related to any contacts with Russia, according to a source familiar with the matter. The documents are similar to the ones Kushner gave to congressional investigators.Two separate sources told

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him
Guys, there are really SO MANY AMENDMENTS, how can just one man keep track of all of them?Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockAt this point, nine months into the Donald Trump presidency, we shouldn't really be surprised by anything that happens. And, yet, stories like Trump being completely unaware of the 25th Amendment still manage to instill us with shock and awe. This latest revelation about Donald Trump comes from Gabriel Sherman's latest dispatch for Vanity Fair in which it sounds like every

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."He continued using the nickname in another tweet Sunday."Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems," Trump wrote. "You watch her in action & vote R!"The controversy over Trump's call with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson,