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    False alarm: Colorado water supply that tested positive for THC is now testing negatively

    (CNN) — A Colorado town’s marijuana-in-the-water mystery didn’t check out after all. Laboratory testing showed there is no THC — the principal psychoactive chemical in cannabis — in the town’s water supply, contrary to what field tests had shown earlier this week, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. The announcement brought the curtain down the town’s two-day water advisory, during which its 700 residents were asked not to drink, shower with or cook with the tap water. “We are […]

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    Munich shooting: Teen had documents about going on rampage, police say

    (CNN) — The teen gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Munich on Friday was a mentally troubled individual who had extensively researched spree killings and had no apparent links to ISIS, police said. Speaking at a press conference in the southern German city Saturday, police officials said the 18-year-old lone attacker — who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound — had no political motivations, and no references to religion had been found in documents in his […]

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    DNC treatment of Sanders at issue in emails leaked to Wikileaks

    (CNN) — Nearly 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members were released Friday by Wikileaks, with one message in particular raising questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary. The revelation threatened to shatter the uneasy peace between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders camps and supporters days before the Democratic convention kicks off next week. The leaks, from January 2015 to May 2016, feature Democratic staffers debating everything from how to deal with challenging […]

  • Afghan security personnel arrive after a suicide attack that targeted crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras during a demonstration at the Deh Mazang Circle of Kabul on July 23, 2016.

A powerful explosion on July 23, ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, but it comes in the middle of the Taliban's annual summer offensive, which the insurgents are ramping up after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramadan. The scene of the blast was littered with charred bodies and dismembered limbs, with ambulances struggling to reach the scene as authorities had overnight blocked key intersections with stacked shipping containers to impede movement of the protesters. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR        (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    ISIS claims responsibility for explosion during peaceful protest in Afghanistan that killed at least 80; injured more than 250

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update, 11:35 a.m.] The death toll in Saturday’s bombing in Kabul has risen to 80, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. Three suicide attackers carried out the bombing, according to an Afghan security official speaking on condition of anonymity. [Previous story, published at 11:30 a.m.] ISIS is claiming responsibility for killing dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday. “I saw tens of people laying down in blood around […]

  • ANNANDALE, VA - JULY 14: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) (R) acknowledge the crowd during a campaign event at Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College July 14, 2016 in Annandale, Virginia. Hillary Clinton continued to campaign for the general election in November. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Will Clinton pick Kaine? Democratic VP pick announcement delayed due to attack in Germany

    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton was preparing to announce her vice presidential running mate as early as Friday, aides said, with their first joint appearance expected Saturday in Miami. But then an attack in Germany appeared to put their time line in flux. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia has emerged as a leading contender after a methodical search, several Democrats close to the campaign say, receiving the stamp of approval from President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. But the […]

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    THE LATEST: At least 9 killed in shooting at shopping mall in Munich, shooter acted alone & killed himself

    (CNN) — At least nine people were killed Friday in a shooting rampage in a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany, that police officials said “looks like a terror attack.” Police tweeted early Saturday that a man who killed himself was thought to be the only gunman. Earlier, authorities launched a manhunt, saying up to three attackers might be on the loose. Munich police spokesman Peter Beck told CNN that 10 people died. The police chief said the gunman was […]

  • Prince George, Britain's future king, is celebrating his third birthday Friday -- and new series of adorable photos of the young royal have been released by Kensington Palace to mark the occasion.

    New Prince George photos released on young royal’s third birthday

    LONDON (CNN) — Prince George, Britain’s future king, is celebrating his third birthday Friday — and new series of adorable photos of the young royal have been released by Kensington Palace to mark the occasion. The relaxed, candid photos, posted on Twitter, show the barefoot toddler playing on a swing and sitting on a picnic blanket while feeding the family dog, Lupo. His parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, said they were delighted to share the photos. A spokesperson for […]

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    R.I.P.: The world’s last VCR will be manufactured this month

    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — R.I.P., VCR. Japan’s Funai Electric, which claims to be the world’s last VCR manufacturer, says it will cease production of the machines this month. Funai started manufacturing video-cassette recorders in 1983, and at one point was selling 15 million units a year. Alas, the clunky VCR has since been replaced by an array of new technologies: DVDs, Blu-ray, and now, streaming video services. Last year, Funai sold 750,000 units, and found it was getting harder to […]

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    MH370 search to be suspended if plane isn’t found soon

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNN) — With less than 10,000 square kilometers left in the search area for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, hopes of finding the plane are fading. Senior officials announced Friday that the international effort to locate MH370 will be suspended and rethought if the missing plane isn’t found in the remaining search area. “This does not mean we have given up on looking for MH370,” Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said at a press conference […]

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    NBA to move All-Star Game over North Carolina law

      (CNN) — The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will move from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of that state’s controversial transgender bathroom law, the league announced Thursday. The league said it would make an announcement about where the February game would be played in the coming weeks. The NBA also said it hopes to hold the 2019 game in Charlotte “provided there is an appropriate resolution to this matter.” Gov. Pat McCrory slammed the decision. “The sports and entertainment elite, (N.C.) […]

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    Donald Trump accepts Republican presidential nomination

    CLEVELAND (CNN) — Donald Trump conjured a dire picture Thursday of an America sliding deeper into poverty, violence and corruption and declared himself the only person who could avert disaster. Accepting the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the billionaire twice pledged to be a “voice” for working Americans, restore law and order and to confound elites and doubters by winning the White House in November. “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump […]

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    Roger Ailes leaves Fox News following sexual harassment allegations

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Fox News chief Roger Ailes is leaving the network following sexual harassment allegations, 21st Century Fox confirmed Thursday. Rupert Murdoch himself is now acting CEO. Ailes’ sudden exit is an ignoble end to a legendary, controversial twenty-year career atop Fox News, which he built essentially from scratch in 1996. Ailes, 76, reshaped American television news and Republican politics simultaneously. By hiring hosts like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity and enforcing a conservative editorial point of view, […]

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