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  • US President Barack Obama gives his final presidential press conference on January 18, 2017, at the White House in Washington,DC.
President Obama has given over 150 news conferences since becoming head of state eight years ago. His last is taking place two days before he turns over the Oval Office to president-elect Donald Trump. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama meets press for final time as President

    WASHINGTON– President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump may not take his advice on issues as he “won an election opposed to a number of my initiatives.” Obama added that once Trump gets into office and is hit with the “complexities” of issues, his thinking might shift on issues such as Obamacare and jobs. In a news conference that will likely mark the final time Obama speaks in public before he departs the US Capitol on Friday as […]

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    George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush both hospitalized, spokesman says

      HOUSTON, Texas– Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. Jim McGrath told CNN that the 41st president has been hospitalized at Houston Methodist Hospital since Saturday, and later said in a statement the cause was “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation.” He said Bush is responding well to treatments and will be […]

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    Teen stolen as baby still loves ‘mom’

    Alexis Manigo has accepted what police say — that she was born as Kamiyah Mobley and that the woman who raised her in South Carolina stole her as a newborn from a Florida hospital. But the 18-year-old told ABC’s “Good Morning America” she still considers the woman now sitting in jail to be her mother. “She will always be mom,” Manigo said in an interview that “GMA” aired Wednesday. “I will always love her.” A DNA test revealed last week […]

  • McDonald's Big Mac is getting even bigger. And smaller.
For those who think the Big Mac is a bit too big, McDonald's is coming out with the Mac Jr. For those who think the Big Mac isn't quite big enough, McDonald's is unveiling the Grand Mac. (Courtesy: McDonald's via CNN)

    McDonald’s just tweaked the Big Mac

    NEW YORK — McDonald’s Big Mac is getting even bigger. And smaller. For those who think the Big Mac is a bit too big, McDonald’s is coming out with the Mac Jr. For those who think the Big Mac isn’t quite big enough, McDonald’s is unveiling the Grand Mac. McDonald’s said it’s going company-wide with the burgers after successful test markets earlier this year in Ohio and Dallas/Fort Worth. The Big Mac is distinguished by the fact that it has […]

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    Powerful earthquakes hit heart of Italy

    ROME — The metro system and some schools in Italy’s capital, Rome, were being evacuated Wednesday following a series of powerful earthquakes that struck the heart of the country. An initial 5.3-magnitude quake hit central Italy 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) west-northwest of Amatrice, a town devastated by powerful temblors last year, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. While the epicenter was 90 kilometers northeast of Rome, the quake was felt strongly in the capital, sending people running from buildings in […]

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    Reports: George H.W. Bush hospitalized

    HOUSTON, Texas — Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, according to the Houston Chronicle and Houston TV station KHOU. Bush’s chief of staff, Jean Becker, says he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital after falling ill. Becker tells the Houston Chronicle and KHOU that Bush is “doing fine.” Bush, who served a single term as President from 1989 to 1993, was not expected to attend the inauguration of the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, in Washington on Friday due […]

  • Jerry Seinfeld is hitting the road and heading to Netflix. The streaming giant has signed the comedian to "a multi-faceted production deal" that includes making Netflix the new home for his talk show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" starting later this year.

    Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ is heading to Netflix

    NEW YORK — Jerry Seinfeld is hitting the road and heading to Netflix. The streaming giant has signed the comedian to “a multi-faceted production deal” that includes making Netflix the new home for his talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” starting later this year. “When I first started thinking about ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,’ the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I love that we are now joining together, both at very different […]

  • Accused kidnapper, Gloria Williams, has been extradited from South Carolina to Jacksonville and formally charged there, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections.

    Woman accused of kidnapping newborn 18 years ago is extradited, charged

    JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The woman accused of snatching an infant girl from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital 18 years ago and raising the child as her own was extradited to the state Tuesday and charged with kidnapping, authorities said. Gloria Williams, 51, was extradited to Florida from South Carolina and formally charged, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Department of Corrections. Williams faces charges of kidnapping and interfering with custody. She was not eligible for bond, according to a sheriff’s office […]

  • President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning and pardoned James Cartwright on January 17th, 2017. (Photo courtesy: U.S. Army via CNN)

    President Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks. The President also pardoned James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, who pleaded guilty in October to a single charge of making false statements to federal investigators in 2012 when he was questioned about leaking top secret information on US efforts to cripple Iran’s nuclear program […]

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    Drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread than previously known

    One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, transmission of these bacteria person-to-person may be occurring without symptoms, say the researchers, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute. “We often talk about the rising tide of antibiotic resistance in apocalyptic terms,” said William Hanage, senior author […]

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    Walmart adding 10,000 U.S. jobs

    Walmart, the nation’s largest business employer, plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs this year. The job growth will represent less than 1% of the company’s current American workforce of about 1.5 million people. But it bucks the trend of major brick-and-mortar retailers, which have been slashing jobs and closing stores. Macy’s is closing 68 stores and cutting more than 10,000 jobs. Sears Holdings is closing 150 Sears and Kmart stores, eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs. The Limited has closed […]

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    MH370: Search for missing plane suspended three years after crash

    HONG KONG — The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been suspended nearly three years after the plane vanished without a trace over the Indian Ocean, according to a joint statement from Chinese, Australian and Malaysian officials. The three countries had been leading the search for MH370, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. “Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting edge technology, as well […]