Ohio boy takes his first steps with the help of prosthetic legs

Ohio boy takes his first steps with the help of prosthetic legs
(CNN)At the age of 9, Gabe Davis has walked for the first time. He was born with a rare congenital disability that left his legs underdeveloped and limited his motor skills. But now, after his 14th surgery in six years, Gabe is finally able to pursue his dream on the baseball field in his new hometown of Berea, Ohio. Gabe aspires to go on to play in the major leagues one day -- and his athletic dreams extend beyond

Endangered Republicans stick with Trump on key health care vote

Endangered Republicans stick with Trump on key health care vote
Washington (CNN)The two Senate Republicans in the most jeopardy of losing their seats in 2018 faced a choice in Tuesday's health care vote: Stick with President Donald Trump and face a barrage of Democratic attacks, or break ranks and risk a potentially serious primary challenge fueled by Trump himself. Their votes came after stern signals from the White House that the President was willing to work to defeat his own party's incumbents if they crossed him on health care.

Earl Spencer ‘lied to’ over princes following Diana’s coffin – BBC News

Earl Spencer ‘lied to’ over princes following Diana’s coffin – BBC News
Image caption Princess Diana is buried in the grounds of her childhood home Princess Diana was buried in the grounds of Althorp estate, her childhood home in Northamptonshire, after the earl changed plans for her to be laid to rest in the family tombs at a local church.He said it seemed "natural" to bury her at their family home as he "wanted to keep her safe".The earl added: "There was such a whipped up feeling of emotion everywhere that

U.S. Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview With Russian Comedians

U.S. Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview With Russian Comedians
Perry actually was talking with comedians known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in a written statement. These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials and celebrities, particularly those who are supportive of an agenda that is not in line with their governments. In this case, the energy security of Ukraine, Hynes said. Perry said the Trump administration opposes Nord Stream 2, a Russian project to bring natural gas

Russia sanctions: What you need to know

Russia sanctions: What you need to know
(CNN)President Donald Trump will soon decide whether to slap fresh sanctions on Russia, a decision that will be widely watched as a test of his proclaimed detachment from Russia's powerful elite.Here's what you need to know about Russian sanctions.Why are there so many sanctions against Russia?Ukraine: The United States and the European Union rolled out a rash of coordinated sanctions in 2014 over Russia's occupation, and then annexation, of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine. Certain Russian individuals were hit

The next few days will be hell for Republicans on health care

The next few days will be hell for Republicans on health care
Washington (CNN)When Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie-breaking "yes" vote, there was no spontaneous applause or cheers from Republicans on the Senate floor.Six months and change after President Donald Trump's inauguration, Senate Republicans were finally successful Tuesday afternoon in kicking off consideration of a House-approved bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. But the tension that permeated before and after the nail-biter vote was a far cry from the almost joyful manner in which Republicans have campaigned on

The Democrats have a plan. Now can they sell it?

The Democrats have a plan. Now can they sell it?
(CNN)The plan is out and the verdict is in. Progressives are greeting the Democratic congressional leadership's new economic agenda with cautious optimism, choosing to highlight notes of common cause -- and mostly play down the now familiar divisions -- as the party begins a fresh play to rebrand itself ahead of the coming midterm election. But the question for national Democrats in this chaotic moment is less about policy -- an ongoing debate that both invigorates and threatens to

‘Despacito’ singers condemn use of song by Venezuelan government

‘Despacito’ singers condemn use of song by Venezuelan government
Caracas (CNN)Luis Fonsi, the singer behind the wildly popular song "Despacito," often applauds others who cover his big hit. But not this time. "My music is for all those who want to listen to it and enjoy it, (but it's) not to be used as propaganda that intends to manipulate the will of a people that's crying out for liberty and a better future," Fonsi wrote in a statement posted to his Instagram account.

Police: Parents gave newborn daughter drugs to hide infant’s addiction

Police: Parents gave newborn daughter drugs to hide infant’s addiction
(CNN)A couple in Utah told police they gave their newborn daughter a pain medication in the hospital to cover up the fact that the child was born addicted to drugs.Investigators learned that Christenson had been using heroin and prescription pain medication heavily during her pregnancy, leading to the child being born addicted to the drugs, the press release said. Christenson and Wilde were charged with distribution of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone, use of heroin and methamphetamine,

‘A Better Deal’ is more of the same from Dems

‘A Better Deal’ is more of the same from Dems
(CNN)Democrats would like voters to believe the party's slogan for its new economic agenda rolled out Monday, "A Better Deal," describes a program aimed at fighting for regular people -- even though it mostly rings like a sales pitch for a discounted item at a shopping mall. Worse, the specifics of the strategy are a path to more electoral failure, because "A Better Deal" embraces falsehoods about economic power while leaving a bankrupt system unchallenged.Until Democrats display the strength

Donald Trump Jokes About Firing Tom Price If GOP Repeal Effort Fails

Donald Trump Jokes About Firing Tom Price If GOP Repeal Effort Fails
Trump began his remarks to the Boy Scout summit in Glen Jean, West Virginia, by claiming he wouldnt talk about politics, but went off-script several times to comment on the GOP Senate health care bill and to chastise the fake news media for coverage of his administration. He also recounted his election victory over Hillary Clinton, again boasting that most pundits didnt predict his win. By the way, youre going to get the votes? he asked Price. He better

Trump’s ‘Embarrassing Spectacle’ At Boy Scout Jamboree Panned By Former Scouts

Trump’s ‘Embarrassing Spectacle’ At Boy Scout Jamboree Panned By Former Scouts
Trump, speaking in Glen Jean, West Virginia, began his remarks with a pledge that he wouldnt talk about the current climate in Washington, D.C., commenting, Who the hell wants to speak about politics when Im in front of the Boy Scouts? The Boy Scouts of America released a statement late Monday to a reporter who asked about its political stance, saying the organization was wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy.

The dramatic return of John McCain

The dramatic return of John McCain
(CNN)It will take more than a devastating diagnosis to keep John McCain out of the heat of political battle.McCain's return comes as he considers treatment options for the latest fight of a lifetime of military heroism and political combat that has made him one of America's most enduring public figures.

This week in apps: Adobe Lightroom, Disney Clips, Firefox updates, and more

This week in apps: Adobe Lightroom, Disney Clips, Firefox updates, and more
Don't overlook the newest smartphone apps.Image: lili sams/mashableDid you get too wrapped up in all the new Game of Thrones hype to pay attention to the new apps and updates of the week? If so, it's not a big deal. We remembered to keep track of it all for you. SEE ALSO: Here's how to take photos even when your phone is out of storage Every week we round up the most important app updates along with some of

Women ‘unsure how much to eat while pregnant’ – survey – BBC News

Women ‘unsure how much to eat while pregnant’ – survey – BBC News
Eating for two mythIts research of 2,100 UK women suggests more than one in three expectant mothers think they have to eat 300 or more extra calories every day. Meanwhile, 61% of the 140 women who were pregnant when questioned believed they should start taking on extra calories in the first or second trimester.The NCP is working with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to debunk the myth of "eating for two" and make dietary requirements for