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Puerto Rico’s power company to slash energy reserves amid cash shortfall
Officials warned that the move could destabilize the island's fragile electrical grid, which is still experiencing frequent blackouts. Nearly 250,000 customers remain without power.
She didn't expect her video of a screaming Delta passenger would go viral. Now she feels bad.
A woman recorded the confrontational scene to share with her family, but it unexpectedly roared across the world's social media channels.
Robert Levinson Fast Facts
Read CNN's Robert Levinson Fast Facts and learn more about the American who went missing in Iran in 2007.
Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.
Europe is getting its biggest IPO in years
Siemens is set to spin off its health care division -- Siemens Healthineers -- which specializes in imaging and diagnostic equipment used in hospitals.
America's diplomatic absence is worrying the security community
A world without an engaged or focused superpower is a scary place. Dangerous situations become more volatile and the voices around them become increasingly voluble, writes Nic Robertson
Earthquakes Fast Facts
View Earthquake Fast Facts from CNN and learn more about earthquakes worldwide.
Trump motorcade driver found with firearm in bag
A driver in President Donald Trump's motorcade inadvertently brought a firearm near the President's beachfront estate on Monday, prompting questioning from the Secret Service and local law enforcement officials.
Florida school shooter obtained 10 rifles in last year or so, source says
Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz obtained at least 10 firearms, all of them rifles, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation said. Investigators are still trying to track the purchases, which Cruz appears to have made in the past year or so.
9 totally unpresidential things Donald Trump tweeted over Presidents Day weekend
It's become almost de rigueur at this moment in time to note that President Donald Trump is the least presidential president who has ever presidented.
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Seattle music’s champion of weird, Doug Haire, ends KEXP’s ‘Sonarchy’
The audiophile behind KEXP’s weekly “Sonarchy” show who, for the past 22 years, broadcast hourlong live recordings from avant-garde Seattle musicians, is retiring. His last show airs at midnight Feb. 26.
Seattle police fatally shoot suspect near Ravenna Park
The suspect was shot after stealing a vehicle at gunpoint early Monday morning, police said.
Seattle arboretum loop trail opens up new vistas, opportunities
The team building the trail took painstaking care to protect the Washington Park Arboretum’s 230-acre collection of 20,000 trees and other plants from around the world.
Northeast Seattle street project stirs cars vs. bikes debate
The project will maintain two lanes for vehicle traffic but restrict parking to the east side for most of the street and add bike lanes, including some stretches protected by a 3-foot buffer.
2 headed to prison for cutting down tree in Olympic National Park
After someone called authorities, park rangers found three men cutting the maple tree and loading it into a vehicle.
Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, the National Disas...
Museum to discuss efforts to see if bones belong to pirate
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. The Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, says it also will publicly display the bones f...
Portland Puppet Museum is straight out of a storybook
From the outside, with flowers bursting from the window boxes and marionettes peeking from behind the blinds, the Portland Puppet Museum could easily pass for Geppetto’s workshop.
Wind and waves close westbound I-90 lanes
Big winds, high waves close the I-90 floating bridge as Puget Sound and the surrounding area was buffeted by wild weather Sunday.
State sues Bellevue judicial candidate Nathan Choi over alleged violations
Nathan Choi never filed campaign contribution or spending reports, the Attorney General’s complaint says.
MLB: No pitch clock in 2018, but mound visits, warm-up times limited
The 2018 season will mark a cap on the number of mound visits per game and decreased times for relievers entering the game and between-inning breaks.
NCAA tournament bracketology: Kansas rises to No. 1, Duke close behind
(Updated Feb. 19, 2018) :
Spring training fantasy baseball chat transcript
Steve Gardner kicks off the new season by answering your questions.
Alex Presley, Orioles agree to minor league contract
Alex Presley and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a minor league contract, and the outfielder will report to major league spring training
Spanish police clear West Brom players accused of taxi theft
Spanish police have cleared four West Bromwich Albion players who were being investigated for the theft of a taxi while the English Premier League team was training in Barcelona.
Virginia stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Duke jumps to 5th
Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins
Italy VAR chief: Incidents to be shown on stadium screens
Italy VAR chief: Decisions which have been changed on video review could soon be shown on the giant screens in Italian stadiums, offering soccer fans more clarity
'I, Tonya' star Allison Janney: Figure skating world didn't embrace Tonya Harding
Actress Allison Janney gives her thoughts on Tonya Harding at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Olympic spoiler alerts for Day 10: U.S. Ice dancers, women's hockey set sights on gold
SportsPulse: While the ice dancing short program had many viral moments, three American couples found success. See how they fared. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Boosters cancel raffle that included AR-15 as prize
The raffle was to benefit the school's football team.
Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.
Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.
Preemies and underweight babies more likely to have low IQs
(Reuters Health) - Babies who are born much too soon or who arrive weighing too little may not score as high on intelligence tests during childhood as full-term infants, a research review suggests.
Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say
UK and Italian Scientists getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.
New acne diagnoses linked to increased depression risk
(Reuters Health) - In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients’ risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 percent compared to the general population, a new study shows.
A third of UK adults 'underestimate calorie intake '
A new analysis of the nation's diet reveals we are generally poor on judging how much we eat.
Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online
Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.
A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic
Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.
Great Ormond Street Hospital may keep scandal charity cash
Great Ormond Street Hospital had said it would return money donated by the Presidents Club charity.
Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.
Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers
Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.
Forget yoga pants. Criticising other women's sartorial choices is bad for women.
You might have spotted that the New York Times has waged war on women's workout gear. Yoga pants, to be precise. An op-ed published on the NYT Opinion page on Sunday added yoga pants to the ever-burgeoning catalogue of Things That Are Bad For Women™. SEE ALSO: Women from tiny village pose nude t...
Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky has joined Y Combinator as a partner
If you follow the startup industry, you likely know the story of smartwatch maker Pebble, including that famous Kickstarter campaign in 2012 that sought $100,000 but wound up raising more than $10 million instead. You might also remember thinking that Pebble’s fate was sealed once Apple launched...
How to decide if a hybrid or electric vehicle is right for you - Roadshow
Roadshow’s ultimate guide to the wide world of hybrids, plug-ins, EVs and more.
Why wraps are the lowest form of human lunch
Deli counters of the world — listen up. For as long as I can remember (about two years, since I no longer remember anything before Trump), wraps have been positioned near the apex of the lunch hierarchy. I cannot tell you the number of corporate seminars I've attended where low sodium, corn-heav...
Sorry, I can't hear you, the line's VoLTE
The path to all-IP calls is not smooth. Just ask EE EE has improved the reliability of its voice calls after a bumpy transition to an all-IP mobile network, according to network sleuth RootMetrics.…
Lone soccer supporter singing for his team deserves some kind of award
It may have been Shakespeare who once said that it's the empty vessel that makes the loudest sound. He was wrong about that, though. SEE ALSO: Soccer match gets upstaged by hilarious snowball fight between opposing fans The source of the loudest sound is quite clearly this guy: For all you footb...
The Porsche 911 Carrera T suggests that paying more and getting less can make sense - Roadshow
There may be some seemingly large omissions in the Porsche 911 Carrera T, like any kind of infotainment system or even rear seats, but less can definitely be more.
Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable
Technology companies like Facebook and Google are scrambling to catch up to the fact that the kids have joined a web originally built for adults, and are using it the way adults do – by liking and commenting, sharing, clicking through on personalized recommendations, and viewing ads. But the tec...
Opportunity knocked? Rover survives Martian winter, may not survive budget cuts
Long-lived robot throws 5,000 sol party. Beancounters not invited As MER-B, better known as the Opportunity rover, passes the 5,000 sol mark on Mars and approaches the 15th anniversary of its launch (thankfully without the desolate rendition of "Happy Birthday" played by its plutonium-powered suc...
Big data fitness plan: What's the deal with DX?
Shaping up for transformation Over the last few months people have stopped saying “digitalization” or “digital transformation” and abbreviating it “DX.” The industry is full of abbreviations and ephemeral jargon, and the most irritating part of this latest addition, for those of us in receiving e...
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