The Russia investigation has seemed low-key lately, but strong signs show the special counsel has been busy
Ever since reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort has kept the Russia prosecutors busy.
Trump's lawyers are preparing answers to Mueller's questions
President Donald Trump's legal team is preparing answers to written questions provided by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Sources: Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Trump
Michael Cohen and his attorney met with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.
Wall Street Journal: Rod Rosenstein says Mueller investigation is 'appropriate and independent'
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe Wednesday as "appropriate and independent," the Wall Street Journal reports.
The man in charge of the Russia investigation
Robert Mueller is the special counsel appointed to oversee the ongoing Russia investigation.
With new counsel, White House braces for post-election fights
President Donald Trump's pick to fill the job of White House counsel is an indication the White House is preparing for possible post-election legal brawls with Democrats over everything from the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to possible impeachment if Democrats take over the House of Representatives.
Republicans' hypocrisy on the deficit is stunning, even in DC
Who'd have thought 10 years ago that Paul Ryan, the young and energetic warrior wonk proselytizing about the danger of budget deficits and the national debt, would be leaving office in 2019 having overseen one of the largest deficit increases in history?
Kushner kept out of the public eye over close ties with Saudi crown prince
Facing scrutiny for cultivating close ties with Saudi Arabia's powerful and domineering crown prince, Jared Kushner has remained intentionally in the background this week as West Wing officials feared a more public role would prompt backlash, multiple people familiar with the matter say.
Jake Tapper calls out Trump's 'stunningly dismissive' tone
CNN's Jake Tapper discusses President Trump defending the Saudis over the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Analysis: Democrats aren't closing the deal in must-win Senate races
House forecast: Democrats will win 228 seats (and the House majority) while Republicans will win just 207 seats. A Democratic win of 205 seats and 263 seats is within the margin of error.
Senator's campaign mistakenly named them as abuse survivors. Now they want answers.
The women incorrectly identified as survivors of "domestic violence, sexual assault, or rape" in an open letter from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's re-election campaign to her Republican opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer are "beyond furious," "confused" and "upset."
Lindsey Graham's joke draws backlash
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joked on Fox News that it would be "terrible" if a DNA test showed that he has Iranian heritage.
FBI asks for help in finding missing girl whose parents were found dead
Two days have passed since Jayme Closs' parents were found dead and the 13-year-old girl vanished. But as investigators scramble to find her, few answers have emerged.
Uber driver faces kidnapping charges
A New York woman who hailed an Uber one night in February ended up stranded more than 50 miles from home after her driver groped her and took her phone, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Images suggest Russia military buildup
New satellite imagery shared exclusively with CNN shows Russia appearing to upgrade four of its military installations in Kaliningrad, Russia's strategic outpost on NATO's doorstep.
US flies B-52s near contested Islands amid China tensions
Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea Tuesday according to a statement from Pacific Air Forces.
Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens nearly 100
At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported.
Eerie hum discovered in Antarctica
Scientists say this sound could be used to monitor how Antarctica's largest ice shelf is responding to climate change.
Opinion: T.I.'s 'Melania stripper' video shows Trump-level misogyny
Donald Trump is a piggish, unrepentant misogynist who has demonstrated that he thinks women are only as valuable as their physical appearance, a gutter perspective he made clear again when he called Stormy Daniels "horseface" on Twitter Tuesday. So why in the world would his opponents stoop to his level?
Women's March target of elaborate scam
Ruby Sinreich knew "something didn't smell right" as soon as she responded to a Facebook invite this summer for the 2019 Women's March in Raleigh, North Carolina.
California surgeon and girlfriend accused in additional rape cases
A California surgeon who had been accused of drugging and raping two women was charged with five more cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of alleged victims to seven.
eBay sues Amazon, accusing it of poaching sellers
As Amazon continues its rise as the world's largest online marketplace, rival eBay charges that it got there by crossing a legal line.
How high will oil go?
President Donald Trump's looming sanctions on Iran are the biggest in a series of mysteries confronting the oil market right now.
Louis-Dreyfus never considered leaving 'Veep'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus came to terms with mortality when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer last year.
Viking ship found buried in Norway
Using cutting-edge technology, archaeologists discovered a nearly 66-foot-long Viking ship buried in southern Norway.
Duck boat survivor stunned by legal maneuver
Citing a maritime law from the 1850s, the companies that operated a duck boat that sank during a fierce storm in July, killing 17 people, have filed paperwork asking a federal court to rule they have little or no liability for the incident.
These burger chains failed antibiotics report
Overusing antibiotics in the country's fast food supply could have potentially harmful consequences, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.
Snubbing the NFL to star in Gay Bowl
Blending ex-pros, LGBT enthusiasts and straight athletes, the tournament is shaping lives.
Welch's says grape juice is for men now​
Welch's Grape Juice sales were down, then they saw a new marketing opportunity: men in their 40s. These ads are the result.
Texas high school students won't graduate unless they see this video
Starting this school year, English, history and math, are not the only classes required to graduate high school in Texas.
Officer to kids: 'I could've killed you'
A Columbus, Ohio, police officer had his bodycam rolling when he approached two young boys with what looked like a handgun.
Unarmed brother of Facebook executive dies after being tased by police
The death of unarmed black men at the hands of police is not an issue often broached in the epicenter of the technology industry.
Black babysitter questioned by cops
An African-American man said he was followed by a woman who called police because he was babysitting two white children.
A list of police shootings -- and their outcomes
Few police officers ever face trial for shooting deaths, let alone are convicted.
Radio host Delilah shares the pain over her teen son's suicide
A little more than a year after her 18-year-old son died by suicide, radio star Delilah Rene is sharing her pain.
Delilah took a leave following her son's death
Popular syndicated-radio host Delilah Rene will temporarily stop doing her show in the wake of her son's suicide.
Profile: Getting 'intimate' with Delilah
She's known as the "Queen of Sappy Love Songs." CNN profiles Delilah Rene.
How to get help for someone who might be suicidal
The recent deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade spotlights the importance of recognizing potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life.
Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft
At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks flying majestically into air.
She blocked a black neighbor from entering their building. Then she got fired
A white woman has been fired after video emerged of her confronting and blocking the entry of a black neighbor at a St. Louis apartment complex.
Big Bird actor retiring after nearly 50 years
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" since the program's 1969 premiere, announced that he is stepping down from the roles.
'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' snapped this stunning 'couple'
Deep in the forest of China's Qinling Mountains, two golden snub-nosed monkeys surveyed their surroundings -- and Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten was there to capture the moment.
The startup shaking up footwear
Allbirds co-founder Tim Brown came up with the idea for his shoe company after hanging up his soccer cleats.
Dandelion turns your lawn into an air conditioner
Google spinoff Dandelion unveiled a cheaper way to cool your home. It involves your lawn.
At risk for cancer? This startup will tell you
Othman Laraki's decision to test his DNA changed his life -- and his career.
The new frontier of home decorating: Doing it online
After four emails in about as many hours, I was almost certainly driving Lyndsi Lee crazy.
O'Rourke borrows Trump's attack line against Cruz in debate
Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke aggressively cast Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as "all talk and no action" during the second -- and potentially final -- debate of the Texas Senate race Tuesday night.
Why a woman is approaching Presidents' table
The artist of a painting now hanging in the White House explains why he included a blurred woman approaching the "Presidents Club" table in both the GOP and Democratic versions of his painting.
Elizabeth Warren might have actually made things worse with her DNA gambit
Twenty-four hours after Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren shocked the political world with a five-minute video (and a mountain of documentation) aimed at putting to bed the controversy over her claims of Native American heritage, it's becoming increasingly clear the strategy amounts to a swing and a miss.
Saudi Arabia's money in US politics
CNN's Jake Taper highlights Saudi Arabia's long-standing financial influence in US politics.
Judging the Kavanaugh effect in Senate races
President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have said they'll turn the vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court into an asset in November, while Democrats have made it clear they'd rather talk about health care or taxes.
The Bay Area's tech boom is hurting businesses
When real estate developer Patrick Kennedy sought to grow his San Francisco-based firm, he faced a familiar challenge in the region: finding entry-level workers.
How tech companies are addressing screen addiction
You see your phone light up from the corner of your eye and instinctively reach for it. What started as a simple notification check snowballs into an hour-long session as you swipe through rows of notifications and scroll through endless social media feeds.
Dating app Hinge wants your bad date stories
Dating app Hinge is prompting users to spill details about their dates.
What my kid learned first: Mom, Dad, Alexa
The first four words my toddler understood were "mom," "dad," "cat" and "Alexa."
Bezos: Amazon will keep working with US military
Jeff Bezos says his companies will continue to do business with the US Department of Defense, despite internal and external criticism.
Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy
Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds.
Most burger chains fail on annual antibiotics report card
Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F.
India treats 'Netflix addiction' as internet use surges
"Netflix and chill" has morphed into an apparent case of "Netflix addiction" for a man in India, where the video-streaming site has surged as areas long cut off from the internet get connected with on-demand entertainment.
New self-lubricating condoms could boost their use
Self-lubricating condoms may be the answer in helping prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, researchers have found.
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