Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk

Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk
The astronaut was at Trumps side as the president announced a new executive order reestablishing the National Space Council 24 years after it was last active to direct space policy in his administration. Trump also referred to space providing the security that we need to protect the American people. And he sent Aldrins eyebrows shooting up when he added, inexplicably, At some point in the future, were going to look back and say, How did we do it without

Why Obamacare is here to stay, even as GOP strives for repeal

Why Obamacare is here to stay, even as GOP strives for repeal
Washington (CNN)Senate Republicans continue to work to repeal and repeal Obamacare, but even if they succeed, it has become clear this week that the law has fundamentally shifted expectations surrounding health care in the country."You can't just erase Obamacare and go back," said Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue.Conservatives back some federal coverageA handful of conservatives in the Senate continue to push to repeal more of the Affordable Care Act than the current Senate bill does. Sen. Rand Paul, a

Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of
Hong Kong (CNN)When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule, the Bauhinia flower was chosen as the symbol of the new Chinese special administrative region. How Hong Kong has changedWhat China's scared ofChina's Xi Jinping to make first visitCarrie Lam: Not appropriate to challenge ChinaSecret negotiations sealed city's fateThe protesters were led by Joshua Wong, the former "Umbrella Movement" leader turned international political activist and leader of the Demosisto

Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Sabin: "We actively use this data for marine conservation purposes now" It's a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close - to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big. But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human foetus, they appear. "This is something you see time

10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"I want to look at a child and see my husband looking back up at me" Jen Bickel and her husband Andrew are no strangers to heartache, having suffered 10 miscarriages in as many years.The 39-year-old, from Cardiff, has endured several rounds of punishing IVF, two ectopic pregnancies resulting in surgery, and she is still no closer to finding out the cause of the problem.Here, in her own words, she talks

Accidental Alert Warns California Of An Earthquake That Happened In 1925

Accidental Alert Warns California Of An Earthquake That Happened In 1925
The automatically generated report from the U.S. Geological Survey indicated that a magnitude 6.8 quake would occur in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara. As a frame of reference, a magnitude 6.9 earthquakein 1989 killed 63 people and caused $6 billion of damage in California. This should seem like good news, but the false alarm still sent shockwaves through social media. Many automated tweets, synced with the USGS alert system, were pushed out, sparking concern. The

Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame
(CNN)Dennis Rodman's role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. PetitionRodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. Rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a petition on change.org calling for the

Democrats seek first big win of Trump era today in Georgia

Democrats seek first big win of Trump era today in Georgia
(CNN)Progressives poured $23 million into Jon Ossoff's campaign. House Democrats' campaign arm sent a team to Georgia to organize the sixth congressional district months ahead of the special election there. Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are facing off Tuesday in what has become the most expensive House race in history, with the candidates, their parties and super PACs pouring more than $50 million combined into the effort to win a single House seat in the northern Atlanta suburbs.

After the game, can the good feelings last?

After the game, can the good feelings last?
(CNN)The congressional boys of summer ditched partisan hardball for seven innings of healing Thursday at their annual baseball classic just 36 hours after a horrifying gun rampage at a Republican batting practice.And while rattled lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill instinctively drew together after the shooting, sitting together at the game, that doesn't mean their constituents and attack dogs in warring partisan media establishments will heed a moment of Beltway togetherness.Congressional baseball players: We must unite"We are dealing with

Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation
Detroit (CNN)Brianna Al-Dilami met her Iraqi husband the day he came to America in 1998 and they've been together ever since. But her husband was arrested by US immigration officers last weekend, and she has been searching for answers about his fate, fearing he'll be sent back to Iraq. Five of the suit's petitioners are Christian, the other two -- including Al Dilami -- are Shiite Muslims.The ACLU argues in the complaint that it is illegal to deport the

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News
Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May's election - the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May's former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: "If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn't like media interviews, then you

Feds Want ‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Imprisoned For 4.5 Years For D.C. Attack

Feds Want ‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Imprisoned For 4.5 Years For D.C. Attack
In a sentencing memo filed Tuesday, prosecutors wrote they wanted to send a message to deter other would-be vigilantes from committing similar acts after the next internet-inspired conspiracy theory. Edgar Welch is apprehended on Dec. 4 after firing a gun in the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C. The assault weapon used at Comet Ping Pong in Washington. In a separate sentencing memo from Welchs defense team, they wrote that their clientmade an incredibly ill-advised decision to try and

Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?
(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a "regional bloc" including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World Cup. If Moon were to achieve his vision, it would require a difficult balancing act. Since his election in May, Moon has been trying

Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

Senators reach Russia sanctions deal
Washington (CNN)Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it difficult for the President to lift them.The legislation is expected to be attached as an amendment to an unrelated bill involving sanctions on Iran.Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, had previously been hesitant to take up a Russia sanctions bill in his committee. But he said last month that he wanted to see progress with Russia or else

House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

(CNN)House and Senate investigators fired off a series of requests after former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, seeking memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion -- including audio recordings.The leaders of the Senate judiciary's probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been in touch with Senate judiciary through special counsel Bob Mueller's