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

See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.

See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.
This is what it looks like when a piece of coral dies. This is a phenomenon known as coral bleaching, now captured in the award-winning documentary "Chasing Coral." To get these impressive shots, a team of photographers, divers, and scientists traveled the world to capture time-lapse photographs of coral bleaching events. "The beauty with time-lapse photography is that you have the ability to shift how we as humans see and perceive changes that may move in the slow lane,"

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,

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life
Kiss frontman Gene Simmonsuntil this week, a favorite guest on Fox News and Fox Business Network programs, which couldnt get enough of his supposedly outrageous rock-star antics mixed with conservative politicshas been banned for life from the right-leaning cable channels.Fox finally had enough of Simmons after he crudely insulted female Fox staffers, taunted them and exposed his chest, and otherwise behaved like the demon character he plays onstage. Management was not amused, and Simmonss photograph was promptly posted Wednesday

This week in black women: A badass Barbie, Jesmyn Ward, and the video game of your dreams.

This week in black women: A badass Barbie, Jesmyn Ward, and the video game of your dreams.
Creeps faced a reckoning. Thanksgiving is almost here. And black women had another week of turning everything they touch into gold. This is the fourth edition of "This week in black women," a weekly column dedicated to signal-boosting the black women who make the world spin. I've got cheers and shoutouts for a much-needed video game, the mother of black Hollywood, an Olympic fencer turned toy, a Republican (yes, really!), a two-time award-winning author, and so much more. Let's

Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies

Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies
Image: Getty Images/iStockphotoGrowth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders Born in 2010, the term “growth hacker” was first defined by Sean Ellis as “a person whose true north is growth” … someone with a “burning desire to connect your target market with your must-have solution.”  Two years later, Ryan Holiday unpacked what was then a revolution: “Once companies break out of the shackles of antiquated notions of what is or isn't marketing, the whole field

WeWork Is Launching a Grade School for Budding Entrepreneurs

WeWork Is Launching a Grade School for Budding Entrepreneurs
WeWork says its mission is to help people do what they love. Now the office-sharing giant is testing that ethos on a smaller clientele: kindergartners.The $20 billion startup, built on a vast network of hip co-working spaces where entrepreneurs and freelancers rent desks, is making its move into children’s education, launching a private elementary school for “conscious entrepreneurship” inside a New York City WeWork next fall. A pilot program of seven students, including one of the five young children of WeWork Cos.

Carlos Ghosn Says Car Ownership Is Here to Stay

Carlos Ghosn Says Car Ownership Is Here to Stay
Personal car ownership isn’t going anywhere, regardless of the rise of 10.5 million cars and trucks globally this year, enough to contend with Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp. for the industry’s top sales spot for the first time. The alliance has forecast deliveries will jump to at least Read more: If Davos Were a Person, It Would Be Carlos Ghosn “I have absolutely no doubt on the fact that in the long term, we’re going continue to see

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Of Oil In South Dakota, TransCanada Says

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Of Oil In South Dakota, TransCanada Says
The company said the conduit was “safely shut down” about 6 a.m. local time, in line with safety procedures, but environmental groups have pointed to the leak as evidence a sister pipeline, the Keystone XL, should be rejected in neighboring Nebraska. The company shared an aerial photo of the area affected by the spill on Twitter and said emergency crews and cleanup personnel had been sent to the site. Brian Walsh, a spokesman for South Dakota’s Department of Environmental and

The Harry Potter movies are heading to HBO

The Harry Potter movies are heading to HBO
Galloping-freaking-gargoyles. HBO announced Thursday that it will be the only place to stream all eight Harry Potter movies starting Jan. 1, 2018. That's all eight movies on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and HBO On Demand whenever the heck you need them. SEE ALSO: Grab your boots and broomsticks Harry Potter fans, LeakyCon is headed to Texas HBO currently has the streaming rights for the Harry Potter universe film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and has recently streamed

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,

Kids at this hospital were terrified of the machines until they got a makeover.

Kids at this hospital were terrified of the machines  until they got a makeover.
When industrial designer Doug Dietz went to the hospital to see the inaugural scan of a brand-new MRI machine he designed, what should've been an exciting event quickly turned somber. The patient coming in for a scan was a young girl. And she was petrified. The huge, hulking machine had the girl in tears — and that was before the loud whirring noise started up (the average MRI machine is about as loud as a rock concert, and not nearly

In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game

In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game
The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE is blessed with more than a great nose and palate, he operates with what appears to be a sixth sense. The longest serving malt master in the industry, Stewart’s ability to plan 40 or even 50 years in advance is nothing short of extraordinary. From choice of oak to the careful selection of the special casks that will one day become decades-old bottles of The Balvenie, Stewart has mastered the art

Midwestern shoppers will be able to munch on genetically modified, non-browning apples.

Midwestern shoppers will be able to munch on genetically modified, non-browning apples.
One of my favorite snacks is slices of Granny Smith apple and some sharp cheddar cheese. But as much as I like 'em, as soon as the apple slices turn brown, I just ... eh ... I know they're still good, but to be honest, I kind of lose interest. This month, however, bags of Arctic apple slices are going to be hitting a couple hundred stores in the Midwestern United States. And, thanks to genetic engineering, these apples

4,000-Year-Old Artifacts Reveal Locations Of The 11 Lost Cities Of Assyria

4,000-Year-Old Artifacts Reveal Locations Of The 11 Lost Cities Of Assyria
It was recently reported, to the delight of many, that a 4,000-year-old Assyrian baked clay tablet was likely a marriage contract. This, however, isn’t the only tablet of its kind – there are tens of thousands of others. Now, as revealed in a new working paper, a careful translation of many of them has revealed something utterly remarkable: The locations of ancient metropolises that have been long lost to the sands of time. Authored by Harvard University’s senior lecturer