Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that appears to contradict his own claim that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat.

Cohen says Trump directed him to pay for poll rigging

President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen said Thursday that he paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls at "the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump.

2017 draft memo details early plans to separate migrant families

The Trump administration was drafting policy to separate families apprehended at the US-Mexico border as early as December 2017, according to a draft memo released Thursday night, despite later claims that no such policy existed.

Vogue apologizes for misidentifying Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri

Noor Tagouri was mistakenly identified as Pakistani actress Noor Bukhari in a mix-up she describes as a "constant problem" for Muslims.

BuzzFeed: Sources say Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about proposed Moscow project

President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed.

Mom wins largest individual Powerball in Australian lottery history

A mom from Sydney won Australia's biggest individual prize in history on Thursday, cashing out with more than $107 million (US $77 million).

Why is China blurring men's ears?

Chinese TV personality Jing Boran has something on his ear that authorities don't want you to see.

Arrest made in connection with killing of Israeli student in Melbourne

Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the killing of Israeli exchange student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne, Australia, authorities said in a news release Friday.

Nearly 400 migrants detained after crossing under fence into US

Nearly 400 migrants burrowed under a fence on the US-Mexico border earlier this week and crossed into the United States, four sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

Theresa May is skipping Davos, citing Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is skipping this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Car bomb attack at police academy kills at least 11 in Colombia

At least 11 people were killed Thursday after a car bomb detonated in the Colombian capital of Bogota, the country's Defense Ministry told CNN en Espa

More than 100 members of Congress reject pay during shutdown

As federal employees brace themselves for their second missed paycheck should the government not reopen in time to make payroll by Tuesday, some members of Congress have decided to join them in a show of solidarity and refuse their paychecks.

Amazon investors want it to quit selling facial-recognition tech to the government

Amazon shareholders are worried the facial-recognition software could be used to violate people's rights. They're calling for a vote on the issue at the company's next annual meeting.

The LA teachers' strike has cost $97M. Now both sides are negotiating again

Talks resumed Thursday for the first time since more than 30,000 educators walked off the job to demand smaller class sizes, more school staffing and higher teacher salaries.

1 dead, 1 wounded after shooting outside Texas church

A woman died Thursday after a shooting in the parking lot of a Texas church northwest of Houston, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. A second person was wounded and in critical condition.

DOJ settlement requires high-profile law firm to repay the $4.6 million it earned working for Ukraine

One of the country's highest-profile law firms agreed to turn over $4.6 million it earned for 2012 work for Ukraine in connection with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and retroactively register as a foreign agent, according to a settlement released Thursday by the Department of Justice.

Prince Philip car accident: Royal, 97, unhurt as Land Rover flips

Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has emerged unhurt after a traffic accident in which the 97-year-old's Land Rover flip onto its side.

DC mayor says Labor Dept. denied request for unemployment aid for 'essential' workers

The Department of Labor on Thursday denied a request from Washington's mayor to make more federal employees who are working without pay eligible to collect unemployment benefits, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday.

The odds of a shutdown compromise just hit a depressing new low

Donald Trump, petulant and impetuous, never lets a slight go unanswered. Because, at the end of (every) day, it's all about him -- and what he wants.

I'm a teacher in LA and this is why I'm striking

There's no single reason why tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles have taken to the picket lines this week, emptying classrooms in the country's second-largest school district.

Huge North Korean beach resort to open late 2019

North Korea has ambitious plans for a new beach resort. The Wonsan-Kalma tourist zone, slated to open October 2019, will be a huge complex with hotels, a marina, a sports area, water slides and more.

El Chapo's ex-lover says he drew her into life of drug trafficking

Former Mexican lawmaker Lucero Sanchez broke down crying after describing how her former lover, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, drew her into marijuana trafficking and didn't pay her for her work.

An expensive lesson in hubris for the United States

On Thursday the US Army War College published a monumental and authoritative history of the Iraq War. One of its sober conclusions: "An emboldened and expansionist Iran appears to be the only victor" of the Iraq War.

Warren to visit Puerto Rico as administration considers diverting hurricane funds to border wall

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to travel to Puerto Rico next week, marking her first visit to the Caribbean island as a presidential hopeful at a moment of heightened political sensitivity around a Trump administration proposal to divert hurricane relief funding for the island toward the controversial border wall.

Inside the GM plant where nooses and 'whites-only' signs hung

The GM plant in Toledo, Ohio, allowed an atmosphere of "violent racial hate and bullying," according to a lawsuit filed against the company.

Trump takes on border wall, acknowledges Syria blast in Pentagon speech

In his first public appearance since Tuesday -- amid a 27-day government shutdown and 24 hours after the death of four Americans in Syria -- President Donald Trump delivered a meandering speech at the Pentagon on Thursday.

MLK national park will reopen during government shutdown with help of Delta Air Lines

The National Park Service will use a grant from Delta Air Lines and fee revenues to reopen the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta despite the government shutdown.

White House delegation cancels Davos trip

The White House has canceled the planned delegation's trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday, the 27th day of the government shutdown.

Why vaping is so dangerous for teens

Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.

Acting attorney general's wife emails reporter that Mueller investigation is 'wrapping up'

Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent an email to a reporter pushing back on an article and said the special counsel investigation was by all accounts "wrapping up."