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  • President Trump outlines Afghanistan policy in prime time address

    FORT MYER, Virginia (CNN) — US President Donald Trump had tough words for Pakistan Monday, as he attempted to steer a new approach on Afghanistan. “We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations,” he said in a speech at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. “We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars, at the same time, they are housing the very terrorists we are fighting … that must change immediately.” He also called […]

  • Trump prepares to address future of US war in Afghanistan

    President Donald Trump will become the third US president to put his imprint on the 16-year war in Afghanistan, revealing his plans to shape the future of the American war effort and broader regional strategy Monday night. The primetime address, the most significant national security speech of Trump’s presidency to date, will reflect the outcome of months of internal administration deliberations to decide the scope of the ongoing military, financial and diplomatic commitment to the longest-running war in US history. […]

  • 10 US Navy sailors missing after destroyer collides with merchant ship

    By Brad Lendon, CNN Ten US Navy sailors are missing after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore early Monday, the Navy said in a statement. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said the USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while the destroyer was making its way to a port visit in Singapore. The collision was reported at 5:24 am local time, according to the Navy statement. A Navy official told […]

  • Man confesses to killing 6-year-old sister and 2 young cousins

    By Amy La Porte, CNN MARYLAND — A 25-year-old has confessed to stabbing to death his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins while babysitting the family at their Maryland home, police said. The three girls, all under 10, were found dead in a single bed with lacerations to their upper body, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department. Antonio Williams’ mother found her daughter and the other two children in the basement of her home. Williams’ mother had asked […]

  • Comedian Jerry Lewis dies at 91, publicist says

    By Todd Leopold, CNN (CNN) — Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91. Cazau would not elaborate on the illness from which Lewis was suffering. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early ’60s, he had become a top draw in […]

  • Navy says researchers have located wreck of USS Indianapolis, sunk in 1945 after secret mission

    WASHINGTON — The US Navy said Saturday that a team of civilian researchers have announced they’ve found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis, which was sunk more than six decades ago by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. The Navy says the find is “significant” because the wreck was found in water with a depth beyond 18,000 feet. The wreck was found by a team led by philanthropist Paul G. Allen using the Research Vessel Petrel. “To […]

  • In their words: Why charities are walking away from Trump

    Danielle Wiener-Bronner (CNN Money) — Prominent charities are canceling events at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s resort in Florida. They follow business leaders who distanced themselves from Trump this week after he insisted that counter-protesters shared blame for the violence at a deadly white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here’s what the charities have to say about the change of plans. The American Red Cross “The American Red Cross has decided we cannot host our annual fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago, as it has increasingly become a […]

  • There’s a hidden message in the White House arts committee’s resignation letter

    By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) — It was an act of protest in form and function. Perhaps you heard that the remaining 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest Friday. Actor Kal Penn, a member of the group, shared the resignation letter on Twitter — a sharp rebuke of the President’s response to white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which Trump blamed people on “all sides” for the deadly violence and rejected calls […]

  • Trump applauds Boston protesters for ‘speaking out against bigotry and hate’

    By Miranda Green, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump tweeted his support for the Boston Police Department’s handling of a self-described free speech rally and counterprotest march that brought thousands to the city’s downtown Saturday, adding that he applauded “the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate.” “Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston,” Trump tweeted about two hours after the largely peaceful rally and march there ended. “Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.” Later, […]

  • Spain attacks: Police hunt Barcelona driver, probe suspected bomb factory

    By Laura Smith-Spark, Isa Soares and Mariano Castillo, CNN (CNN) — An international manhunt was underway Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people in Barcelona as police probed the wreckage of a suspected bomb factory for clues to the cell behind this week’s two terror attacks in Spain. The flattened ruins of a house in the village of Alcanar have become the center of a massive police investigation into the terror cell suspected of using the […]

  • Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way over ‘racist legacy’

    By Evan Simko-Bednarski, Sarah Jorgensen and Ellie Kaufman, CNN BOSTON — Red Sox owner John Henry wants to rename Yawkey Way, the iconic street bordering Fenway Park, telling the Boston Herald “he’s still ‘haunted’ by the racist legacy of his legendary predecessor.” The late Tom Yawkey, who owned the Red Sox from 1933 to 1976, was the last owner in the majors to integrate his team, which since then has featured many notable African-American and Dominican players, including David Ortiz, […]

  • Thousands march in Boston in protest of controversial rally

    By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) — Thousands of counterdemonstrators marched Saturday in downtown Boston in response to a self-described free speech rally that had sparked concerns of possible violence. The largely peaceful march and rally came one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. Amid a heavy police presence, men, women and children from diverse backgrounds showed up Saturday morning to march from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury to Boston Common, the nation’s oldest park. A Facebook page purportedly linked […]