Oil tumbled Wednesday as U.S. data showed big increases in crude and fuel stockpiles and on reports the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could ramp up crude production. U.S. crude futures fell 72 cents, or 1%, to $71.48 a barrel, on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent, the global benchmark, fell 68 cents, or 0.85%, to $78.89 a barrel, on ICE Futures Europe.

May 23, 2018 10:30 UTC

Literary giant Philip Roth’s critical comments about President Donald Trump are being remembered following the author’s death at the age of 85 on Tuesday. In a January 2017 interview with The New Yorker, Roth described Trump as “just a con artist” while comparing him with the leading character Charles Lindbergh in his 2004 novel “The Plot Against America.”Trump was “humanly impoverished” and “ignorant of government, of history, of science, of philosophy, of art, incapable of expressing or recognizing subtlety or nuance” and “destitute of all decency,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author added.

May 23, 2018 10:30 UTC

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he would like a "Brexit plane" to help promote the U.K. around the world as it prepares to leave the European Union. The outspoken foreign minister says a Royal Air Force plane used for official royal and government trips "never seems to be available," and anyway is painted a drab military gray. A plan by former Prime Minister Tony Blair to buy a government jet — dubbed "Blair Force One" — was later scrapped to save money. Johnson told reporters on a trip to South America that "the taxpayers won't want us to have some luxurious new plane" but one was probably needed if it wasn't "exorbitantly expensive." Johnson has taken commercial flights on his five-day trip, which ends Wednesday in Chile.

May 23, 2018 10:30 UTC

It might be the short, pleated kilts, tasseled black garters and pompom-tipped shoes, but there's something more endearing than intimidating about Greece's best-known military unit, the Presidential Guard. Which helps explain why they are one of Athens' most popular tourist attractions, vying for camera clicks with the millennia-old ruins of Greece's Golden Age. All its members are conscripts picked for height and posture — and must demonstrate their godliness by belonging to the Orthodox Church of Greece. Its Greek name — Evzones, or well-girt youths — is a 3,000-year-old word reactivated in the 19th century as the fledgling country strove to cement its blood ties with the glories of antiquity. The kilts are now drastically shorter than those sported by the rugged revolutionaries fighting the Turks in the Greek War of Independence.

May 23, 2018 10:30 UTC

The NFL on Wednesday approved a new policy to intercept national anthem protests before they happen, according to the league. The measure mandates that players who are on the field must stand for the national anthem but can remain in the locker room if they choose. The fining or punishment of players and other personnel would be dictated by the individual teams. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell noted in a statement Wednesday that “on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of NFL players were unpatriotic.”“This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem,” he said. “Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room until after the Anthem has been performed.”The NFL Players Association criticized the league for failing to consult with the union on the matter.

May 23, 2018 10:18 UTC





"I know the dressing room and I know very well how players think. "You may win here and there, but to win consistently, the dressing room has to be (united)." After two-and-a-half years at the helm of Madrid, Zidane said his team's dressing room is exactly how he wants it to be. "We've had different teams in the past, with a lot of stars, and maybe there used to be a divided dressing room," Ramos said. "He is one of the best players in the history of football," Isco said.

May 23, 2018 10:18 UTC

JUST WATCHED Abrams' bid to be first black female governor Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Abrams' bid to be first black female governor 03:183. He didn't fare as well yesterday with European lawmakers in Brussels. As it ended, Zuckerberg promised the lawmakers Facebook would respond to all of the questions in writing in the "next few days." JUST WATCHED Zuckerberg grilled by European lawmakers Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Zuckerberg grilled by European lawmakers 02:264. JUST WATCHED Harry and Meghan make post-wedding appearance Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Harry and Meghan make post-wedding appearance 01:30Real classy ...

May 23, 2018 10:07 UTC

Washington (CNN) President Trump's secretary of state has dubbed Julian Assange's group WikiLeaks a "hostile intelligence service." "He said, 'I have physical proof that the Russians did not give me this,'" Rohrabacher said, referring to Assange. Rohrabacher has spoken with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees about his interactions with Assange, but he has yet to speak to Mueller's team. During their three-hour meeting, Rohrabacher recalled discussing their respective philosophies about government -- and talking at length about the 2016 meddling in the elections. Both Rohrabacher and Johnson said Assange did not disclose having any contacts with Trump associates during the 2016 elections.

May 23, 2018 10:07 UTC

The Fuller campus is known for its collection of stately houses in the Ford Place Historic District, a residential subdivision created in 1902 that was intended to be a "showplace" residential neighborhood, according to the National Park Service.

May 23, 2018 10:02 UTC

“He was a great husband and family man,” Bethy told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Her mother responded: “ ‘Well, honey, it might be the great love story of your life,’ ” Bethy recalled in an interview last year. “I was like, ‘Okay, I’m in.’ ”On that Saturday morning, June 13, Bethy arrived at the Mall of America with her family. “We inspired those shows, but they missed the mark,” Bethy told the Star Tribune. 'Life is Short' is Not a Cliché 19 years ago a guy walked into the Mall of America and said, “I’m getting married today.” The only problem?

May 23, 2018 10:02 UTC

"The district attorneys in our country don't represent the true diversity, the broad cross-section of views of our country," King said. "Less than 1% are women of color, which is a crazy number.… People who are running for the office of district attorney are prosecuting people they don't know. They've never been to a picnic with them, never sat in a pew with them."

May 23, 2018 09:56 UTC

(Evan Vucci/Associated Press)The drug price reforms that President Trump recently proposed are as potent as a placebo, but not as harmless. Trump once blustered that drug firms were “getting away with murder,” but his real-life plan caused pharmaceutical stocks to surge as investors foresaw even higher prices and profits ahead. The president stepped away from his earlier promises to allow Medicare to negotiate prices, while vowing to fight for higher drug prices abroad — a gold mine for the industry that would do nothing to reduce drug prices at home. With Fortune 500 drug firms raking in $67.7 billion in profits in 2016, more revenue is the last thing the industry deserves. While drug price negotiations — as Trump once recognized — can help, they may not always suffice.

May 23, 2018 09:56 UTC

A much-anticipated economic pick-up across the 19-country eurozone does not appear to be materializing yet, if one closely-watched survey is anything to go by. Though any reading above 50 still points to growth, the drop reinforces the argument that a first-quarter slowdown may not have been merely a soft patch. Whatever the cause, the survey suggests that second-quarter growth won't beat the first quarter's 0.4 percent. Most economists had thought the first-quarter slowdown was a blip, due to some bad weather and even an outbreak of flu in Germany. Wednesday's survey suggests the slowdown may be more protracted and could be due to the euro, which raised the cost of eurozone exports.

May 23, 2018 09:54 UTC

Hulu Serena Joy faces protesters in a "Handmaid's Tale" flashback. The road to hell is paved with Serena Joys ― but once you get there, it might just be blown to bits by angry handmaids. Season 2, Episode 6 of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” aptly titled “First Blood,” digs into the backstory of Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) a little more. We learn that before Gilead she was a much-protested university-touring “provocateur,” in the style of Tomi Lahren and Ann Coulter, and that she survived an assassination attempt related to that. I agree that this episode felt a bit less brutal than the others ― we needed a reprieve.

May 23, 2018 09:45 UTC

For me, speaking up will bring more women to speak and eradicate what is happening around young women and older men," Osagie told CNN. Osagie's case is not the first time OAU has been embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. Sexual harassment on African campusesBut it is not only happening in Nigerian universities. Makere University, Uganda's oldest university, last month suspended a male member of staff after a female student accused him of sexual harassment. A spokeswoman for Makerere University told CNN the university was investigating both cases.

May 23, 2018 09:45 UTC