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Miguel Diaz-Canel named Cuba's new president
Miguel Diaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, one day after a vote in the country's National Assembly.
Three Kansas militiamen who plotted to bomb Muslims are found guilty on terrorism charges
The men spent months plotting to bomb an apartment building housing Somali refugees and a mosque in Garden City, Kan.
Puerto Rico is plunged back into darkness after island-wide blackout
The restoration campaign in the wake of Hurricane Maria has been plagued by political power struggles, rough terrain and logistical nightmares.
Tennessee legislature punishes Memphis for removing statue of Confederate and KKK leader
Nathan Bedford Forrest oversaw a massacre of black Union troops and later led the KKK. After the city decided to remove his statue, the Republican-dominated House voted to remove $250,000 earmarked for the Memphis bicentennial next year. "My only regret about this is it’s not in the tune of milli...
California reaches deal with Trump administration on National Guard role
Gov. Jerry Brown said the state will deploy 400 soldiers who will fight drug trafficking and cross-border criminal groups but eschew contact with border-crossing migrants.
Mariah Carey Fast Facts
Read Fast Facts from CNN about Grammy Award-winning singer, Mariah Carey.
George H.W. Bush Fast Facts
Read CNN Fast Facts about the life of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, and the father of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush.
UK temperatures top 28C in hottest April day since 1949
Temperatures have hit 28.3C in central London, making it the warmest April day for nearly 70 years.
Cuba’s New President: Loyal Servant of a Revolution He Didn’t Fight
Most expect Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez to be a president of continuity after Raúl Castro. But he also has to figure out how to resuscitate Cuba’s economy.
Cuba parliament elects Diaz-Canel to replace Castro as president
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba lawmakers announced on Thursday they had elected the sole candidate Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president on Thursday, marking a new chapter for the Communist-run island.
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Students plan another march and rally for stricter gun laws – this time, focusing on violence outside of schools
A group of students are planning a rally called “We Won’t Be Next” at Occidental Square in Seattle
Photos: What did Sea-Tac Airport look like in 1949? Think Stratocruisers and an old-timey diner.
Rarely seen photos from the Seattle Times archives show the earliest days of the airport.
Jury finds Fife boat dealer condoned sexually hostile work environment, awards former employee $800,000
Pleadings in the federal lawsuit described a pressured “frat-like” sales environment at Larson Power Sports Northwest that involved crude jokes and pranks.
Durkan tells Seattle council what she’s looking for as new tax on employers takes shape
Small businesses should be wholly exempted, the tax money should be spent in line with a regional plan and an independent board should provide oversight, the mayor wrote in a letter to Seattle City Council members.
Is this the future of Seattle transit? A look at Vancouver, B.C. — a city that figured it out years ago
With three fully-built light-rail lines and an interconnected bus network, Vancouver’s transportation system is like Seattle’s, just a couple of decades in the future. But the Canadian city differs in its rock-solid commitment to building housing right on top of transit.
Proposal could ban Mariners, opponents from chewing tobacco at Safeco Field
The King County Board of Health is set to vote Thursday on a proposal to ban smokeless tobacco at pro-sports venues countywide — Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field and KeyArena — in an answer to those who say the habit among players sets a poor example for fans and young athletes.
Southern-resident killer whales’ inbreeding may devastate the population
Just two males fathered more than half the calves born since 1990 to Puget Sound’s killer-whale population, and few females are giving birth in the three pods.
Marysville man dies after neighbors rescue him from mobile home fire
Two of the neighbors who rescued him, a man and woman in their 70s, were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. No one else was injured.
Highway 99 tunnel tolls could range from $1 to $2.25, depending on time of day
The state wants to keep tolls as low as possible to keep drivers from peeling off and entering snarled Seattle streets, while still raising enough money to repay $200 million in debt and fund operating costs.
Metals-forging firm near Boeing Field closing after 8 decades so real estate can be sold
A spokesman for Jorgensen Forge said the owners see “much more opportunity in redeveloping this land.” Some of the 110 union employees at Jorgensen Forge have worked there for decades and aren’t sure what comes next.
Tractors worth $50K stolen from Pippen's farm
Scottie Pippen's family is offering a reward after two tractors worth $50,000 were stolen from the former NBA star's livestock farm in Arkansas.
Reds fire Price after 3-15 start to season
The Cincinnati Reds have fired manager Bryan Price after a 3-15 start to the season, his fifth with the club.
Real or not: Is 15-2 just the beginning of what these Red Sox can do?
Other teams have sizzled in the first month and fizzled later, but banged-up Boston's start already makes it an easy favorite in the AL East.
'Man, can I ever get you out?': Inside Albert Pujols' path to 3,000 hits
As he closes in on one of baseball's most sacred career milestones, The Machine and those around him reflect on the journey Pujols has traveled to get there.
Pythons and PowerPoints: How the Sixers cracked the culture code
Two years ago, the Philadelphia 76ers won 10 games. Now they're a 52-win 3-seed, with two possible future MVPs, each under the age of 24. This is the inside story of the talk therapy that helped make it all happen.
Zverev and Goffin reach Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals
Third-seeded Alexander Zverev has reached the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals where he could meet his brother
France veteran Malouda loses appeal in Gold Cup case
Former France winger Florent Malouda has lost his appeal against being ruled ineligible to play for French Guiana at the 2017 Gold Cup
Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies
Popovich and his wife, Erin, were married for four decades.
With baseball's worst record, Cincinnati Reds fire manager Bryan Price
Bryan Price spent four-plus years as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, finishing with a record of 279-387. Former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman will take over in the interim.
Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start
The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season
Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants
Jérôme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold.
Gene therapy for blood disorder offers 'hope' in new study
An experimental gene therapy for blood disorders was shown to be safe and effective in helping beta thalassemia patients avoid blood transfusions in a new study. However, more research is needed, and if approved for use, it could come with high costs.
FDA staff raises safety concerns over Lilly/Incyte arthritis drug
(Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff flagged concerns on Thursday about potentially fatal blood clots from higher doses of a rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp, a fresh setback after regulators declined to approve the treatment last year.
Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish after 72 hours
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.
Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say
It works by detecting elevated levels of calcium in the blood linked to some cancers.
Corrie actor: 'Amazing response’ to OCD storyline
Actor Colson Smith hopes the show has done its bit to help raise awareness.
FDA staff cites safety issues for Lilly, Incyte's rheumatoid arthritis drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff on Thursday flagged concerns about potentially fatal blood clots from higher doses of Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp's rheumatoid arthritis drug.
Novartis CEO feels heat on U.S. generics, Cosentyx drop
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis' first quarterly results under new CEO Vas Narasimhan have been marred by a prized psoriasis treatment that disappointed and a sharp slump in sales by its U.S. generics unit.
As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise
New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl.
Mind: Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here’s what we learned.
The final expletive-filled 'Deadpool 2' trailer is explosive
The final trailer for Deadpool 2 dropped Thursday morning, and it's still looking like the hilarious, action-packed movie that Deadpool deserves. The new footage includes a rundown of Deadpool's new team of superheroes and a regular guy named Peter along with some hilarious quips from Deadpool hi...
Amazon's new tool lets anyone make an Alexa skill in minutes - CNET
Available now, Alexa Skills Blueprints are free online templates that'll let anybody create custom Alexa responses or personalized skills within minutes.
Pixel 2 vs. iPhone: Why Google's phone is the best upgrade - CNET
If you're a "lifelong" iPhone user, you might be tempted to skip the iPhone X and get a Pixel 2. And that's OK.
Studious teens find out that doing their homework on YouTube can make them go viral
When 18-year-old Jade Bowler first turned to YouTube for studying advice two years ago, the best tips she could find told her to get hold of "aesthetic highlighters," and to light a candle for her study space. Turns out that advice wasn't actually so helpful. Two years on, Jade's combining A Lev...
Facebook reportedly looking to design its own chips - CNET
The social network may join other tech giants that're reducing dependence on chipmakers, Bloomberg reports. Its processors could help with AI and Oculus VR headsets.
The Force is crushing it: 2 Star Wars drones for $99.99 - CNET
Propel's excellent replica quadcopters originally sold for $180 apiece. Now $100 buys you two of them.
Polestar 1 does the electric slide in snowy Sweden - Roadshow
The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 coupe is coming next year. Here's a dynamic look at the plug-in hybrid undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden.
Mad Leo tried to sack me over Autonomy, says chief HP Inc beancounter
Court hears Catherine Lesjak recall vicious infighting over doomed $11bn buyout Hewlett Packard's one-time chief beancounter, Catherine Lesjak was at "war" with former CEO Leo Apotheker – with Apotheker trying to fire her immediately before he himself was defenestrated, a US court has heard.…
Apple's next iPhones might be bigger and cheaper
Apple plans to launch two 6.1-inch iPhones, one of which will be a dual-SIM phone, a first for Apple. This is according to reliable leaker of all things Apple, Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), who says the dual-SIM, 6.1-inch variant of the phone could be priced at $650 to $750, while the single SIM...
Avengers: Infinity War has too many Avengers. Just admit it - CNET
Commentary: There are over 20 heroes on the film's poster. And that's not even all of them!
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