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Defense secretary: Trump orders withdrawal of remaining US troops from northern Syria

President Donald Trump is ordering most of the remaining US forces out of northern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:10:24 GMT

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: 'There is blood on Trump's hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies'

A retired four-star Marine general on Sunday bluntly criticized President Donald Trump over the ongoing Turkish military offensive in northern Syria, saying, "There is blood on Trump's hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies."

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:12:52 GMT

Here's what's coming this week on impeachment as Congress returns to Washington

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week with House Democrats set to accelerate their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:53:49 GMT

Trump has been clobbered by the courts -- and there may be more ahead

The third branch of government last week began to exact a revenge on the President. And there's likely to be more bad news for Donald Trump from the federal courts system as the US House's impeachment inquiry progresses.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:49:35 GMT

Trump threatens to sue top Democrats Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi amid impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday night to sue top congressional Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the House impeachment inquiry into the President.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 02:00:35 GMT

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese company board and not work for foreign-owned firms if father elected

Hunter Biden announced that he will resign at the end of the month from his role in the management company of a private equity fund backed by Chinese state-owned entities, according to a statement released on his behalf by his attorney George Mesires.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:39:01 GMT

Joe Biden on call for Trump-Ukraine probe: 'I'm the reason there is impeachment going on'

Joe Biden said Sunday that even though he was the last top-tier Democratic candidate to call for President Donald Trump's impeachment, "I'm the reason there is impeachment going on."

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:27:22 GMT

Manhattan US attorney in the spotlight with another high profile investigation of Trump's inner circle

With the indictment Thursday of associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, New York federal prosecutors are yet again behind a criminal case that threatens Trump's inner circle.

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:55:37 GMT

Latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

New York Times: Fake video of Trump shooting media and critics played at his resort

A disturbing video of a fake President Donald Trump shooting, assaulting and stabbing his critics and the media was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:00:07 GMT

Honig: This Trump defense is absolute fiction

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig explains the legal risks facing Rudy Giuliani after two of his associates were arrested on charges relating to illegal campaign donations.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:47:37 GMT

The Point: It's debate week! (And 4 other stories to watch)

5. The cutting room floor: It's debate week! At least for the 12 candidates who met the requirements to appear on stage. But for the seven who didn't make it, this is a key moment. The November debate will have an even higher polling and fundraising threshold -- so if this month's metric was unachievable, where do they go next? 

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:00:28 GMT

Trump and Mnuchin ramp up threats of sanctioning Turkey. Here are the facts

President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday ramped up their threats to sanction Turkey, responding to growing criticism over the fallout from the country's military offensive in northern Syria following Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from the area.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:44:05 GMT

Help wanted: Trump looks for his fifth Homeland Security chief in three years

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:20:59 GMT

Sign of solidarity? Trump and Giuliani had lunch at President's golf course

President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Saturday had lunch together at Trump's golf course in Sterling, Virginia, a person familiar with the meeting confirmed to CNN.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:12:25 GMT

CNN projects Gov. John Bel Edwards forced into runoff in Louisiana

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has been forced into a runoff election in his bid for reelection, where he will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, CNN projected Saturday.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 04:56:57 GMT

Barr slams attacks on religious values, says 'moral upheaval' leading to societal ills

Attorney General Bill Barr decried attacks on religious values in a speech Friday, tying a movement of "militant secularism" to societal maladies including the opioid epidemic and "an increase in senseless violence."

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 23:24:25 GMT

Trump impeachment inquiry: A visual timeline

Washington Post: EU ambassador to tell Congress Trump relayed to him 'no quid pro quo' text

The US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, is expected to tell Congress this week that President Donald Trump relayed to him directly in a phone call the content of a text message that Sondland sent denying quid pro quo, The Washington Post reported Saturday, citing a person familiar with his testimony.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:37:58 GMT

Rudy Giuliani tells CNN he's unaware he's under investigation for Ukraine involvement

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Saturday that he's not aware he's under investigation for his involvement with the unraveling Ukraine scandal, calling it a "political attack."

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 02:41:39 GMT

Trump's losses mount in stunning day of setbacks

Five federal courts dealt blows to President Donald Trump on Friday just as the limits of his legal strategy to block an impeachment inquiry became clear.

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 03:20:27 GMT

First on CNN: Nearly 30 former State and national security officials call on Pompeo to defend former ambassador to Ukraine

A new letter that has been signed by 27 former foreign service and national security officials calls on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to defend and support the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 03:34:42 GMT

5 explosive lines from ex-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's statement to Congress

The former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, testified behind closed doors Friday as part of the Democratic-run impeachment inquiry, giving critical information about her time in Ukraine and abrupt removal earlier this year.

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:25:06 GMT

Elizabeth Warren escalates Facebook ad feud

A days-long feud between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Facebook intensified over the weekend as Warren openly accused the company of "taking money to promote lies."

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:57:32 GMT

Analysis: Pain and progress: CNN's LGBTQ town halls mark historic political moment

For many Americans, LGBTQ history can be a portal of pain. That's in no small part because it tends to feel so incomplete: lives lived belatedly, lives lost prematurely.

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:07:50 GMT

Harry Reid warns Democrats: Trump is a 'very, very smart man' who won't be easily beaten in 2020

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a new assessment of President Donald Trump as "a very, very smart man" who won't be easy for Democrats to defeat in the 2020 election.

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:07:25 GMT

Analysis: Why it's Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and then everybody else

First things first: The theme song of the week is the closing credits to Timon & Pumbaa.

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:04:39 GMT

Elizabeth Warren targets Facebook's ad policy -- with a Facebook ad

A fresh series of Facebook ads this week by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren seeks to put the social media giant on the defensive — by telling a lie.

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:11:50 GMT

Commission on Presidential Debates announces 2020 general election debate schedule

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday the schedule of the 2020 general election presidential and vice presidential debates.

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:55:30 GMT

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Trump called for Romney's impeachment in tweet, but could that actually happen? A look back in time

You never quite know when President Trump might fire off a tweet, targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., or House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:26:40 GMT

Bernie Sanders unfazed by ringing phone interrupting Skype call at union candidate forum

Bernie Sanders showed an unflinching level of focus in the face of bothersome technology during a Skype call with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union presidential candidate forum on Sunday.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:03:46 GMT

Collins: Schiff wants interviews kept secret because Dems ‘can’t win this in the public eye’

House committees are expected to continue their series of closed-door transcribed interviews as part of their impeachment-related investigation of President Trump this week, and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. claims the secrecy is due to the Democratic majority not wanting the public to know that the testimony does not support their narrative.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:18:50 GMT

Ted Cruz criticizes Trump's call for China to investigate Bidens

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, became one of the few Republican lawmakers to publically criticize President Trump over his call for China to investigate former Vice President and his son, Hunter.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:09:54 GMT

Schiff admits he should have been 'much more clear' about contact with whistleblower

House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., admitted on Sunday that he should have been clearer about his contact with the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:48:34 GMT

‘Where’s Hunter?’ Trump asks, as Biden’s son promises not to work with foreign companies if father wins presidency in 2020

President Trump targeted Hunter Biden Sunday morning, implying that the former vice president’s son has disappeared as his attorney declared that Biden will not work with foreign companies if his father becomes president.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:03:38 GMT

Mattis says ISIS 'will resurge' in Syria following Trump's move to withdraw US troops

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis criticized President Trump’s decision to remove American troops from Syria, saying in his first public comments on the matter that the Islamic State now “will resurge” in the region.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:36:18 GMT

Esper defends U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria as Trump decries 'Endless Wars,' touts sanctions on Turkey

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper defended President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria as Turkey continues to attack the Kurds, while Trump himself denounced getting involved in "endless wars" and talked up sanctions against Turkey.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:40:22 GMT

Republicans accuse Cummings of violating bipartisan agreement with 'abusive' DHS subpoenas

Republican leaders claim that House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is violating an agreement between their parties after the Democrat subpoenaed two Department of Homeland Security officials without consulting with the GOP minority.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:41:58 GMT

California ban on new fur products is first in US

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Saturday, making the state the first to ban the sale of new fur products.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:30:33 GMT

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China's imports and exports fell more than expected in September

Economists polled by Reuters had expected China's exports to fall by 3% year-on-year and imports to decline by 5.2% in September.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:40 GMT

What 'deepfakes' are and how they may be dangerous

"Deepfakes" are being used to depict people in fake videos they did not actually appear in, and can potentially affect elections, experts say.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 01:40 GMT

Singapore's economy dodges technical recession after growing 0.6% in the third quarter

A technical recession occurs when there are two consecutive quarters of economic contraction.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:03 GMT

SoftBank is reportedly seeking to take control of WeWork through a financing package

The potential deal would shift Neumann's already diminished voting power to the Japanese conglomerate, according to the Journal.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:39 GMT

Trade is holding market 'hostage' despite new optimism, top investor says

Bryn Mawr's Jeffrey Mills believes the market needs more time to break out of its slump.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:00 GMT

NASA chief: SpaceX and Boeing have critical tests ahead but could fly astronauts in early 2020

SpaceX and Boeing are each in the final stages of developing the spacecraft needed for the U.S. to once again fly astronauts.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:00 GMT

Morgan Stanley warns tariff escalation remains a 'meaningful risk' despite partial US-China deal

The U.S. had plans to hike duties on at least $250 billion in Chinese goods to 30% from 25% on Tuesday. Despite the partial trade deal, some banks on Sunday wrote that tariff escalation remained a serious risk.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:48 GMT

These telemedicine doctors are getting licenses in all 50 states to treat patients in remote areas

As virtual medicine tips into the mainstream, doctors are getting licenses everywhere so they're not limited in who they can treat.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:09 GMT

Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid reports of atrocities and ISIS supporters escaping

Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria began Wednesday after Trump ordered U.S. troops to pull back from the area.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:53 GMT

San Francisco business trip? How to make the most of those off-duty hours

If you find yourself in San Francisco, here are few ways to make the most of your off-duty hours in the City by the Bay.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:08 GMT

My 21-year-old sister is saving $200 a month for retirement. Here's how much she'll have at 65

Here's why my sister is beginning to save for her retirement at 21.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:30 GMT

Activists thought BlackRock, Vanguard found religion on climate change. Not anymore

Two years ago in a vote viewed as a major milestone, BlackRock and Vanguard used their market weight to require Exxon Mobil to produce a report on climate change. But what followed has been a good deal of disappointment.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:00 GMT

Hunter Biden resigns from Chinese firm following Trump attacks

Hunter's vows to forgo any foreign work follow a slew of unsubstantiated attacks by President Donald Trump accusing him of corruption.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:35 GMT

Costs pile up for airlines as Boeing 737 Max grounding enters eighth month

Airlines continue to delay when they plan to have the planes back again with no sign from regulators on when the planes will be approved again.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:00 GMT

'I would like you to do us a favor': The 30 minute phone call that changed Trump's presidency

There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump's 30-minute phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that is at the center of a House impeachment inquiry, and as many eyes that saw what he said.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 21:18 GMT

Investor Ken Fisher loses $600 million contract after making sexist comments at summit

Fisher was initially defiant amid the backlash in an interview with Bloomberg, in which he said he had "given a lot of talks, a lot of times, in a lot of places and said stuff like this and never gotten that type of response."
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:03 GMT

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerously heavy rainfall in Tokyo and surrounding regions as a powerful typhoon lashes Japan. A coastal earthquake also rattled the area.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:47 GMT

Blackouts, China pressure and Facebook's libra unravels: What happened in Silicon Valley this week

Much of the Bay Area lost power, a big crypto project lost its mojo and big companies lost the meaning of free speech.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:04 GMT

Warren trolls Facebook election ad policy with a 'false' ad that says company endorsed Trump

While Warren's ad about Facebook isn't true, the company's own policy allows politicians to make such false claims in paid advertising.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:44 GMT

How a massive Amazon wind farm promises to change a tiny town in rural America

California's Tehachapi Pass is already home to one of the largest wind farms in the world, and now Amazon is coming, building a huge wind project in the area. How renewable-energy projects from tech giants are changing life in small-town America.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:30 GMT

Apple's newest iPhone relies on cameras to hide its lack of innovation

Apple, the company that created the modern-day smartphone, is relying on technology customers are already extremely familiar with, like cameras, and taking a backseat when it comes to smartphone innovation.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:00 GMT

Investors are flocking to money markets at the highest rate since the financial crisis

The industry has pulled in $322 billion over the past six months, the fastest pace since the second half of 2008.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:00 GMT

These US cities are seeing the highest job growth in the country—here's what workers earn there

The top city has over 152,000 openings and a median base pay of nearly $62,000.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:00 GMT

We really don't know where the US is on Syria, Saudi prince says

U.S. foreign policy in places like Syria has been "contradictory," according to the former chief of Saudi Arabia's intelligence services.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:13 GMT

Superstar German DJ 'permanently banned' from China for liking a 'South Park' tweet

On Friday, Zedd tweeted about the ban, and CNBC verified the claim with his publicist on Saturday.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 09:36 GMT

Boeing CEO loses chairman role to focus on 737 Max crisis

Boeing's board removed CEO Dennis Muilenburg as chairman amid the fall out of two 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people.
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 22:25 GMT

Wall Street has doubts after partial trade deal: 'I don't think this gets us to Christmas'

The Dow gave up 200 of its 500-point gain in the final half hour as markets realized there was no timeline for removal of the existing tariffs.
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:03 GMT

These stocks could be the biggest winners if the US completes this phased trade deal with China

The U.S. and China agreed on a "substantial phase one" trade deal that delays tariff hikes set to kick in next week.
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:02 GMT

Do you know what a recession is? Here's how we'll know when the next one hits

Not all economists agree that GDP is the best way to measure the economy.
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:28 GMT

I saved $300,000 by 26—and doing these 5 unusual things helped me save like crazy

From switching jobs without the all the "right" qualifications to staying in hostels with up to 15 beds per room, making a few lifestyle changes made an enormous difference in my finances.
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:18 GMT