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Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump hopes to move beyond pleasantries next week in his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, officials said on Thursday, describing the follow-up talks as more intensive than an inaugural round last year in Singapore. Even as he looks to convince Kim to abandon his nuclear program, however,… ... Continue Reading
Nike's stock falls after Duke star is hurt as his sneaker comes apart

Nike's stock falls after Duke star is hurt as his sneaker comes apart

Nike's stock dropped 1.5% in early trading Thursday. Nike builds its reputation around creating premier shoes and clothes for athletes, but that image took a hit with Williamson's sneaker snafu. ... Continue Reading
Oregon to become 1st state with mandatory rent control

Oregon to become 1st state with mandatory rent control

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through the Legislature. Many residents have testified in favor of the legislation, describing anxiety and hardship as they face higher rents. Some… ... Continue Reading
'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

(CNN) -- A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, according to Ecuador's government. The last known time a Fernandina Giant Tortoise was seen alive was 1906. An adult female believed to be more than a century old was… ... Continue Reading
Peter Tork of The Monkees dies at 77

Peter Tork of The Monkees dies at 77

(Meredith) -- Peter Tork, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of The Monkees, has died at age 77. His death was confirmed <a href="https://twitter.com/TorkTweet/status/1098622447417520128" target="_blank">on his Twitter account</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PHTork1/posts/2532356650112369?__xts__[0]=68.ARA77YaR2u8DIgDvEC3oie_96PucuRkv9oqJpvRPHHXB2wEWjB4fyG-VpSL9WcR54EkRTnNpGKr0kjcyL1Eg_aab6OtdKSrvbPMMiJBoLmOPpjIGjsdPhSBPz833eTMeNnrQHtjI4Tfrl_68BinH_KbV9yJOl_RsnLH0pmastVuCYnHzRq-djqahUCQbxZbpHP6EHHcsO1TcOLKkT7Bs6mhNbE-VrdRkSTaFNF922lS5mg1KrYFChOb9LmFUwt2Mb3wIgeFEISjEd8cdtGZs4WzxnumIORch8ZaOhixJcXPMwKCswog7Mf7MXuA1PtckGYIe5V12aosiJKUvqcIr-w&amp;__tn__=-R" target="_blank">his Facebook page</a> Thursday morning. In the Facebook post, his team wrote: "It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share… ... Continue Reading
Report: Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in biopic

Report: Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in biopic

(Meredith) -- Actor Chris Hemsworth is set to play wrestling star Hulk Hogan in an upcoming biopic, according to <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/chris-hemsworth-play-hulk-hogan-biopic-1186126" target="_blank">The Hollywood Reporter</a> (THR). The film deal is still being finalized with Netflix, THR said. Hogan was one of the biggest wrestling stars of the 1980s and 1990s. He later starred in TV and… ... Continue Reading
Nike's stock falls after Duke star is hurt as his sneaker comes apart

Nike's stock falls after Duke star is hurt as his sneaker comes apart

(CNN) -- Nike is playing damage control after Duke basketball phenom Zion Williamson tore his sneaker in a game Wednesday evening. Nike's stock dropped 1.5% in early trading Thursday. Nike builds its reputation around creating premier shoes and clothes for athletes, but that image took a hit with Williamson's sneaker snafu. Analysts attributed the stock… ... Continue Reading
How to help victims of sex trafficking start new lives

How to help victims of sex trafficking start new lives

(CNN) -- About 4.8 million people worldwide -- roughly the population of Ireland -- became victims of sex trafficking in 2016, according to the <a href="https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_575479.pdf" target="_blank">International Labour Organization</a>. Sex trafficking is commercial sex <a href="https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/282798.pdf" target="_blank">induced by force, fraud or coercion</a> or performed by a minor. Though US figures can be hard to pin… ... Continue Reading
Pope calls for 'concrete measures' as unprecedented summit on clergy sexual abuse begins

Pope calls for 'concrete measures' as unprecedented summit on clergy sexual abuse begins

(CNN) -- <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2013/03/14/world/pope-francis-fast-facts/index.html" target="_blank">Pope Francis</a> began an unprecedented summit in Rome to confront the Catholic Church's clergy abuse scandal by saying that Catholics are not looking for simple condemnation, but concrete actions. "In the face of this scourge of sexual abuse perpetrated by men of the church to the detriment of minors, I thought… ... Continue Reading
Colorado woman's $8,000 tax bill leaves her in tears

Colorado woman's $8,000 tax bill leaves her in tears

Many Americans are getting an unwelcome surprise from the IRS. They are learning their tax refund is not as much as they expected, or they are receiving a tax bill. The average refund compared to last year has dropped nearly 9 percent, according to the IRS. This is the first tax season since the "Tax… ... Continue Reading
Parson says lawmakers are 'grandstanding' on tax mistake

Parson says lawmakers are 'grandstanding' on tax mistake

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says state lawmakers are "grandstanding" by holding numerous hearings to discuss a tax refund problem caused by a mistake on state tax withholding tables. Parson on Wednesday defended Revenue Director Joel Walters handling of the problem, which could cost thousands of Missouri taxpayers on their state… ... Continue Reading
The Latest: Oakland teachers go on strike, picket schools

The Latest: Oakland teachers go on strike, picket schools

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a teachers strike in Oakland, California (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Teachers in Oakland, California, have gone on strike demanding smaller class sizes and a 12 percent retroactive raise. They are the latest in the U.S. to go on strike in recent months. Teachers in West Virginia, Denver… ... Continue Reading
Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

(CNN/Meredith) -- Jim Boeheim, longtime head coach of the Syracuse University men's basketball team, hit and killed a pedestrian who was walking along Interstate 690 late Wednesday in upstate New York, <a href="https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/su-coach-jim-boeheim-hits-kills-pedestrian-on-i-690/1798855318" target="_blank">according to a police statement obtained by CNN affiliate WSYR</a>. In the statement, Syracuse police said a 51-year-old man was on the… ... Continue Reading
'Firefall' is back and glowing at Yosemite National Park

'Firefall' is back and glowing at Yosemite National Park

(CNN) -- The natural phenomenon that makes it appear that lava is flowing over a cliff at Yosemite National Park is back, but only for a few days. "Firefall" is the name for the natural magic trick that creates the illusion at the park in <a href="https://www.cnn.com/travel/destinations/california" target="_blank">California</a>. It comes to life when the setting… ... Continue Reading
Kansas City could see everything from rain, storms and snow on Saturday

Kansas City could see everything from rain, storms and snow on Saturday

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Once the morning fog and clouds burn off, we are looking good for Thursday with highs in the lower 40s. StormTrack5 Meteorologist Erin Little says most of Friday looks dry as well with isolated light rain possible late evening. However, all eyes are on this next weekend storm. "There are still… ... Continue Reading
United Methodists confront possible split over LGBT issues

United Methodists confront possible split over LGBT issues

(AP) -- The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly convenes Sunday for a high-stakes, three-day meeting likely to determine whether America's second-largest Protestant denomination will fracture due to divisions over same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy. While other mainline Protestant denominations — such as the Episcopal and Presbyterian (U.S.A.) churches — have embraced… ... Continue Reading
Mike Pompeo says he's 'ruled out' Kansas Senate bid in 2020

Mike Pompeo says he's 'ruled out' Kansas Senate bid in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020. Pompeo, who represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017, says he'll serve as secretary of state as long as President Donald Trump wants him to. Pompeo was asked on NBC's "Today" show Thursday if… ... Continue Reading
Applications for US jobless benefits fell to a low 216,000

Applications for US jobless benefits fell to a low 216,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs declined and hiring is likely strong. The Labor Department said weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 216,000, a very low level by historical standards. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose to 235,750. Applications are… ... Continue Reading
12-year-old girl killed in 2018 gas explosion filmed her final moments

12-year-old girl killed in 2018 gas explosion filmed her final moments

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old girl who died in a natural gas explosion at her Dallas home has released cellphone video the girl recorded in the minutes leading up to the blast. Linda "Michellita" Rogers is shown in three separate short videos last year preparing her hair and wearing her uniform in… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Thursday remains calm, cold before weekend storm

FORECAST: Thursday remains calm, cold before weekend storm

Watch out for re-freezing on those roads to begin your Thursday. Temps are starting in the 20s this morning with a bit of patchy fog. Let the thawing begin this afternoon with sunshine and highs in the lower 40s today. ... Continue Reading