• How Antonio Weiss Brokered The Only Major Economic Policy To Pass Congress This Year
  • Police Killing Of Deaf Motorist Prompts Calls For Better Law Enforcement Training
  • Hollywood stars pay big to hobnob with Hillary Clinton
  • A longer commute could hurt your health, add to your waistline
  • Lun Lun the giant panda is expecting

How Antonio Weiss Brokered The Only Major Economic Policy To Pass Congress This Year

The creditor told Antonio Weiss, who would become the point person on the island’s fiscal crisis, that the Puerto Rico government should simply eliminate some waste and cut a certain number of jobs to pay back its debt. Don’t bet on Congress helping, the creditor said. Puerto Rico is home to 3.5 million Americans. At the center of those negotiations, and in countless meetings with lawmakers, labor unions, Puerto Rican…


Police Killing Of Deaf Motorist Prompts Calls For Better Law Enforcement Training

Community members in Charlotte, North Carolina, say police officers’ poor communication skills are to blame for the shooting death of a 29-year-old motorist who had hearing and speech impairments.  Daniel Kevin Harris was driving near his Charlotte home on Thursday when a North Carolina state trooper fatally shot him. Trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over for speeding but Harris allegedly fled, prompting a 7-mile chase, the Charlotte Observer reports,…


Hollywood stars pay big to hobnob with Hillary Clinton

Los Angeles (CNN)Hillary Clinton is picking up cash — and snapping playful photos with former N’Sync members — during a fundraising blitz in California this week. Clinton headlined an event at Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday afternoon that brought up $3.36 million, according to ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the campaign.


A longer commute could hurt your health, add to your waistline

(CNN)If someone told you their journey to work took them one hour, how would you react? Would you envy the brevity of their commute, nod in agreement with mutual respect, or retract in horror at the thought of losing so much of the day? See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “First and foremost, we need to get people adopting a more…


‘Bagpipe lung’ fungi kills piper, doctors say

(CNN)Whether playing a wind instrument is your hobby or your job, you may want to watch out for “bagpipe lung.” The term, dubbed in a case study published Monday in the journal Thorax, refers to cases when molds and fungi lurking inside bagpipes potentially trigger the development of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which is similar to pneumonia. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter….


North Korea threatens nuclear strike amid US-South Korea drill

Washington (CNN)The US and South Korean militaries started a massive joint annual exercise Monday, a drill that has drawn North Korean threats of nuclear retaliation. North Korea will “turn the stronghold of provocation into a heap of ashes through Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike” if the US and South Korea “show the slightest sign of aggression” during the drill, a spokesman for North Korea’s military was quoted as saying by the…


Team USA Dominates Serbia For Third Straight Olympic Gold

By Steve Keating RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A ruthless United States pounded Serbia 96-66 to claim a third straight Olympic men’s basketball title on Sunday to give coach Mike Krzyzewski a golden send-off. After scrapping to a tense three point win over Serbia in the group round, the United States quickly removed any suspense from the rematch, surging to a 52-29 halftime lead then cruising to their 25th straight…


Michele Bachmann Says She’s Advising Trump On Foreign Policy, Because Why Not

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has claimed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy would lead to the rapture, says she is advising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on foreign policy. Speaking to reporters outside a private fundraiser that Trump held in Minneapolis on Friday evening, the 2012 GOP presidential hopeful and tea party stalwart said she has known Trump for several years and supports his proposals to crack down on immigration…


Iraq Hangs 36 People Convicted Of Mass Killing

BAGHDAD, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi’ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad two years ago. It is the highest number of militants executed in one day by the Iraqi government since Islamic State fighters took control of parts of northern and western Iraq in 2014. The executions were carried…


US at crossroads on drone ops

(CNN)While much of the debate over America’s security policy during this presidential campaign has centered on the response to specific attacks — Brussels, Orlando, Nice — a remarkable thing happened earlier this month. Quietly, without much attention, the Obama administration released an important policy document into the public domain, one that has previously been classified at the highest levels, but which was released with surprisingly few redactions. It’s probably not…


Irish women live-tweet journey to Great Britain for abortion

(CNN)An Irish woman live-tweeted her journey to the United Kingdom to have an abortion this weekend. The woman, and a friend who accompanied her, began posting early Saturday morning from the Twitter account Two Women Travel. Abortion is illegal in the Republic of Ireland, except in certain circumstances, and more than 165,000 women traveled from Ireland to Great Britain for the procedure between 1980 and 2015, according to the United…


Indonesian booze ban could hurt tourist hot spot Bali | Fox News

Want to enjoy a drink on the beach? That may soon be banned in Bali. (iStock) Indonesia is considering a new law that would ban the production, distribution and consumption of alcohol across the country, including in Bali. And while booze makers and sellers warn the move would crush Balis tourism industry, it may also fuel sly-grogging on the island a deadly problem that claims tourists among its victims. A…


‘GoT’ Star Natalie Dormer Joins Celebrity Call To Help Refugees

Celebrity speakers and performers converged on the United Nations headquarters in New York City to highlight the plight of refugees on World Humanitarian Day. Friday’s celebrity show of support for efforts to aid refugees around the world came ahead of next month’s U.N. summit there to address the dire global crisis.  “I just hope that people will be reminded of our common humanity,” writer and keynote speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told The Huffington Post…


Jack Riley, Voice Of ‘Rugrats’ Dad Stu Pickles, Dies At 80

Jack Riley, the actor best known as the voice of ‘90s TV dad Stu Pickles on the “Rugrats” and a regular counseling patient on “The Bob Newhart Show,” has died, multiple outlets have confirmed. He was 80 years old. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Riley died on Friday in Los Angeles after succumbing to pneumonia and infection after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Lawrence, and his…


Friends for a benefit: Timberlake steps in for DiCaprio to host Clinton fundraiser

(CNN)An upcoming Hillary Clinton fundraiser was recast Saturday when Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of hosting the gala — instead asking his Hollywood pal, Justin Timberlake, and his wife, Jessica Biel, to take over. A source with knowledge of the event told CNN the “Revenant” star had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict. Timberlake and Biel “immediately” agreed to host at their home in Hollywood Hills on Tuesday, the source…


How Lochte should have responded

(CNN)I’ve represented “Ryan Lochte.” Probably a couple of thousand times in my career. If I remember correctly, he’s the guy who came up with a story to try and explain away really stupid behavior and do so in a way that makes him look good, or makes him look like the victim. He tries to put all the responsibility on somebody else, anybody else. It could be a co-defendant, could…


The red flags in Lochte’s story

(CNN)After adding a 12th medal to his collection, the second most accomplished male Olympic swimmer of all time got embroiled in a scandal that had nothing to do with swimming. Ryan Lochte alleged that he and his teammates were stopped by thieves pretending to be police, held at gunpoint and robbed. Soon after this story broke, however, details began to emerge that conflicted with this seemingly straightforward (albeit sensational) story….


What parents in Aleppo tell their children about war

(CNN)I try very hard to explain to my kids, especially those who were born after the war began, what is going on around them, but it’s not easy. So I spin tales about battles in the neighborhood between right and wrong and tell them about our revolution and our demands for freedom. I told them about the demonstrations that swept the streets demanding (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad go, and…


SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid tell-all forced to give all proceeds to government

Washington (CNN)Matthew Bissonnette, the former Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and wrote a tell-all book about it, has agreed to pay the US government all past and future proceeds from the best-seller after the Department of Justice said he failed to have a draft reviewed by the government. “Mr. Bissonnette has agreed to pay the United States all of his past and future…


Ryan Lochte, US Swimming and Rio: What’s at stake

(CNN)Brazilian police say Ryan Lochte, a veteran US swimmer with 12 career Olympic medals, has some explaining to do. They contend the story that he and three of his teammates told about getting robbed early Sunday is a lie. What really happened, police said Thursday, is one or more of the swimmers was vandalizing a gas station bathroom after which workers confronted them. But there are still questions that need…