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Potential GOP challenger: Trump ‘showed contempt for the American people’

Potential GOP challenger: Trump ‘showed contempt for the American people’

A potential GOP primary challenger to President Donald Trump explained further on Monday why he was stepping in and why he was concerned about Trump’s leadership. Referring in an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day” to Trump’s 2017 Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, former Massachusetts…MORE

As Jussie Smollett story takes a turn, reaction shifts to wait and see

As Jussie Smollett story takes a turn, reaction shifts to wait and see

After Jussie Smollett reported being attacked in Chicago, his colleagues, politicians and many observers on social media were quick to condemn the incident and express support for Smollett. Now as new details emerge, conversation around the case is more hesitant. Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation have told CNN that Chicago Police…MORE

Surprise! Miranda Lambert got married

Surprise! Miranda Lambert got married

Miranda Lambert is no longer single. The country star announced on her Instagram account this weekend that she recently got hitched. “In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life,” Lambert wrote in the caption. “And we got hitched! My heart is full. Thank you Brendan…MORE

Exclusive: US discussing exchanging liaison officers with North Korea

Exclusive: US discussing exchanging liaison officers with North Korea

The US and North Korea are seriously considering exchanging liaison officers, an incremental step towards building formal diplomatic relations, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told CNN. News of the discussions comes days ahead of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s second summit, which is set to take place in…MORE

Retailers are resisting UK plans for deposits on all plastic drink bottles

Retailers are resisting UK plans for deposits on all plastic drink bottles

Retailers are pushing back against UK government plans for a deposit return program designed to encourage recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans. The government is considering whether deposits on bottles should apply to all drink containers, or be limited to containers that are 750 milliliters (26.4 fluid ounces) or less. Environmental groups overwhelmingly support…MORE

Mountain lion removed from tree in California backyard

Mountain lion removed from tree in California backyard

Firefighters are well known for their cat-rescuing skills. But members of San Bernardino County Fire department faced a bigger challenge than your average trapped tabby when called to a home in California on Saturday. Arriving at the house in Hesperia, San Bernardino County, they found a large cougar, or mountain lion, sitting about 50 feet…MORE

Carmakers brace for a terrible year as China’s slowdown deepens

Carmakers brace for a terrible year as China’s slowdown deepens

After a tough 2018, global automakers look set for another bruising year. Data published Monday show that the slowdown in China, the world’s biggest car market, is getting worse. And the United States is considering imposing tariffs on imported cars, a move that would hit global brands hard. Passenger car sales in China slumped by…MORE

Five bystanders shot during police shootout in New Orleans

Five bystanders shot during police shootout in New Orleans

Five people waiting at a bus stop in New Orleans were shot during a police shootout with a robbery suspect Sunday, police said. The suspect was fatally shot by a Louisiana State Police Officer at the end of foot chase with gunfire throughout, Chief Shaun Ferguson said. Ferguson said detectives had been investigating two armed…MORE

NYPD reviews alleged threat by police commander against rapper 50 Cent

NYPD reviews alleged threat by police commander against rapper 50 Cent

The New York Police Department is investigating allegations that a precinct commander threatened rapper and actor 50 Cent, NYPD Sgt. Jessica McRorie told CNN Sunday. The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, who is commander of the city’s 72nd precinct in Brooklyn, allegedly told officers to shoot 50 Cent “on…MORE