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  • President Donald Trump: “I miss my old life”

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Donald Trump has been president for 100 days. And, in an interview with Reuters Thursday, it sounds like he misses the days when he, well, wasn’t president. “I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump told Reuters. “I actually, this is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” Then, later: “I do miss my old life. This — I like to work. But […]

  • Trump wary of ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea as UN meets

    US President Donald Trump said Thursday not to discount the chance of a military conflict with North Korea even as his Secretary of State seemed to leave the door open for talks. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” Trump told Reuters, amid an ongoing standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. He said he would prefer, however, to avoid conflict and peaceably achieve a non-nuclear North Korea. “We’d love […]

  • New eclipse Forever stamp will magically transform into the moon

    NEW YORK– It’s a total eclipse of the…stamp? You heard right. The Postal Service will debut a new shape-shifting Forever stamp in June ahead of a rare solar eclipse set for Aug. 21. The new issue will transform from an image of a total solar eclipse into an image of the moon when you press it with your finger. The back will feature a U.S. map tracking when the eclipse will appear across the country. It’s the first time a […]

  • Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

    NEW YORK– Toyota is recalling 228,000 Tacoma vehicles over an issue that could cause drivers to lose control of their cars. The company said Thursday that the recall applies to certain 2016 and 2017 Tacoma trucks. The issue is that the vehicles’ rear differential — or the piece that connects the truck’s back two wheels — could leak oil. “If a vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the rear differential could become damaged, which can result in noise and […]

  • Drugged driving surpasses drunken driving among drivers killed in crashes, report finds

    Driving under the influence of drugs was deadlier in 2015 than driving while drunk, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains a bigger problem and say that drugged driving needs more research. Positive drug tests were more common than the presence of alcohol among the fatally injured drivers who were tested in 2015, according to the report (PDF)released Wednesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a nonprofit […]

  • Michelle Obama says she won’t run for office

    WASHINGTON– Former first lady Michelle Obama said she would never run for political office because she “wouldn’t ask my children to do this again.” In her first speech since leaving the White House, she told an audience at the America Institute of Architecture convention in Orlando that being in the White House was tough on her family. No cameras were permitted at the speech, where Obama told the audience she can help the country as a private citizen without being […]

  • ‘The truest reality television show there is’: What makes the NFL Draft a TV event

    NEW YORK– ESPN and the NFL Network will on Thursday and Friday night spend several hours televising a man in a suit standing at a podium and calling out the names of other men, who are also in suits, for hours on end. And for some reason millions of people will watch. What duller-than-watching-paint-dry event will keep so many people — 8.3 million of them last year — glued to a screen? The NFL Draft, of course. How could this […]

  • United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger who was dragged off plane

      NEW YORK–United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created an firestorm for the company. Dao’s lawyers announced the deal Thursday but did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement. The announcement includes praise for United CEO Oscar Munoz from Thomas Demetrio, one of his lawyers. “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has,” […]

  • Pentagon warned Flynn in 2014 against taking foreign payments; IG launches investigation

    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement, according to new documents obtained by the House oversight committee. The inspector general of the Department of Defense also opened an investigation of Flynn earlier this month, according to an April 11 letter released by the oversight committee Thursday. “These documents raise grave questions about why General Flynn concealed the payments he received from foreign sources after […]