Trump on North Korea, the EU and America’s role in the world

Trump on North Korea, the EU and America’s role in the world

Following discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Trump is facing criticism for neglecting to hold Putin accountable for Russian meddling in the U.S. election. But the president hailed the summit as a success between the two nations. Ahead of the summit, “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor spoke to Mr. Trump about his vision for foreign affairs. President Trump in an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor in Turnberry, Scotland,…

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Putin denies having dirt on Trump in heated Fox interview

Putin denies having dirt on Trump in heated Fox interview

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied possessing compromising information about President Trump and insisted Russia had no part in meddling in the 2016 U.S. election during a contentious interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace following a meeting between the two world leaders in Helsinki, Finland.  “We don’t have anything on them, and there can’t be anything on them,” Putin said Monday in his first interview with a U.S. news outlet since June 2017. “I don’t want…

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Woman shares story of survival after driving off California cliff

Woman shares story of survival after driving off California cliff

Angela Hernandez is telling an incredible story of survival after being stranded for a week on a rocky, remote beach in California. She’s now battered and bruised in a hospital bed, but her spirit is unbroken. “I have to tell you, Angela is an amazing, amazing young woman,” said Sheriff Steve Bernal. “She had to fight to survive.” Driving to southern California along the famous Big Sur coastline, Hernandez swerved to avoid hitting an animal…

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Amazon Prime deals: What to avoid, what to buy

Amazon Prime deals: What to avoid, what to buy

Amazon’s Prime Day kicked off with a bust, with the site’s storefront crashing soon after the sales event started at 3 p.m. ET. But now that the site is back up, analysts are giving the once-over to this year’s deals. Their verdict: Amazon Prime Day has some solid sales, but getting a bargain isn’t guaranteed. Amazon is banking that Prime Day will help lure more customers to sign up for its Prime membership, which recently…

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Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intel in remarkable press conference

Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intel in remarkable press conference

HELSINKI — After meeting one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than two hours — a first for an American president — President Trump seemed to side with Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies on Russian interference in the 2016 election. “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” the president said. After the election, all 17 U.S. intelligence…

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Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth falls short

Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth falls short

Netflix’s explosive growth may be starting to plateau. The streaming-video company reported Monday that it added 5.2 million new members between April and June, a million fewer customers than it had previously forecast.  In a letter to shareholders, Netflix blamed the shortfall to faulty internal projections of its subscriber growth, explaining that such guidance is often volatile. The company called its performance in the second quarter “strong but not stellar.” Netflix shares, which as one…

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Commentary: Conservatives turn on Trump after Putin presser

Commentary: Conservatives turn on Trump after Putin presser

How bad was the reaction from the Right to the POTUS/Putin presser?  My tweet traffic from TrumpWorld fell so low I thought they’d all been dumped Twitter’s recent purge. Instead of the usual celebrations and snark that accompany Trump’s TV appearance, it was social-media silence from the #MAGA gang. Even die-hard Trump supporters knew something had gone wrong. If they flipped over to Fox News for comfort, they found Bret Baier describing some of President…

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Feds charge Russian national accused of being covert agent

Feds charge Russian national accused of being covert agent

The Department of Justice announced Monday that federal authorities have arrested 29-year-old Russian national Maria Butina on charges that she covertly worked to infiltrate U.S. political organizations on behalf of a high-ranking Russian official over the course of several years. Butina is charged with “conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United Stated without prior notification to the Attorney General,” the department said. Butina — a resident of Washington, D.C….

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“Lava bomb” flies through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

“Lava bomb” flies through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Last Updated Jul 16, 2018 7:46 PM EDT Nearly two dozen people were injured after what officials described as a lava bomb ripped through the roof of a tour boat in Hawaii, authorities said Monday. The Hawaii County Fire Department said a female passenger suffered a broken leg, two others were hospitalized in stable condition and nine others experienced “superficial” injuries. The basketball-sized lava bomb punctured the boat’s roof and debris from the explosion littered…

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Amazon site crashes: Not ready for Prime time?

Amazon site crashes: Not ready for Prime time?

Are you seeing cute dogs on Amazon.com instead of Prime Day deals? That might be because Amazon’s storefront is down — according to many of us at CNET and a host of reports on social media — at a rather unfortunate time for the company. Amazon (AMZN) is holding its huge Prime Day sales event today. According to DownDetector.com, outage reports spiked around noon PT — just as Amazon Prime Day officially began for reals —…

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