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Trump downplays talk of a recession after his economic advisers say growing fears are unfounded

Devan Cole and Nikki Carvajal, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:18pm

President Donald Trump said he is "prepared for everything" but that "most economists" don't think a recession is on the horizon as growing fears of a slowdown persist.

Epstein's purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:52pm

She's been called Jeffrey Epstein's madam, the woman who recruited girls for his sexual appetites, and at times his social planner and household organizer in places ranging from New York to Palm Beach, Florida.

$17 million or $70 million? 1930s Porsche fails to sell after auction snafu

Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:22pm

A bulbous race car from the 1930s was expected to be the most expensive car with the Porsche name ever sold at auction. But the sale was marred by a confusing mix-up on the auction stage.

Trump on guns: 'We do have a lot of background checks right now'

Nikki Carvajal and Paul Leblanc, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:26pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday emphasized a need for the country to focus on "a very big mental health problem" in the wake of two mass shootings in one weekend that left 32 people dead earlier this month as he appeared to defend current US gun control measures, stating "we do have a lot of background checks right now."

Police: Wisconsin man who attacked officer fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:25pm

Police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary attempt in Caledonia, Wisconsin, was attacked by a man with an "edged weapon" and fired his gun, killing the man.

Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:12pm

A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.

Fewer grizzly bears were euthanized at Yellowstone this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:23pm

Wildlife officials say fewer grizzly bears have been euthanized this year in Yellowstone National Park compared to previous years.

Major players shaping troubled Afghanistan's future

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:57pm

Saturday night's devastating attack on a wedding in Afghanistan's capital comes amid huge uncertainty about the country's future. The United States and the Taliban say they are nearing a deal to end America's longest conflict, one that has lasted a generation and left tens of thousands dead. The U.S.-Taliban talks have sidelined the government in Kabul, which is increasingly frustrated.

Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:52pm

Police say a man accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges.

Police: Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:35pm

Two men with handguns in their waistbands alarmed shoppers when they entered a Kansas City-area Walmart on Sunday, but police say they were just buying ammunition for target practice.

Nearly 4 tons of weed was discovered inside a shipment of jalapeños

Amanda Jackson and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:35pm

A shipment of jalapeños from Mexico to the US proved to be carrying more than just a spicy kick when Border Patrol agents found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in the cargo.

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:00pm

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died.

Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:52pm

Ex-Gov Kathleen Blanco, who led Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, has died, according to officials close to the family.

Bail set at $200,000 for NYC subway scare defendant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:55pm

Bail was set at $200,000 Sunday for a homeless man from West Virginia who was charged with placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station.

Man found dead in Idaho pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:53pm

The body of a man has been found in an Idaho pond.

Emotional highs, lows mark hiker's record-setting project

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:48am

While setting a speed record for New Hampshire hiking, Philip Carcia was sometimes struck with a sort of reverse déjà vu. Halfway through a hike, he'd question whether he had completed an earlier one on his list.

Farmers say Trump's trade war hurts them, but WH trade adviser defends President's strategy

Kate Sullivan, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:45am

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro defended President Donald Trump's commitment to American farmers on Sunday, as some farmers say the U.S. trade war with China directly hurts them.

Sacramento files lawsuit to ban 7 men from business district

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:05am

The city of Sacramento has filed an unusual lawsuit to ban seven men considered to be a "public nuisance" from a popular business corridor.

Utah man missing since Aug. 8 is found dead in his car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:04am

Authorities say an Eagle Mountain man missing for more than a week has been found dead in his car.

Indiana lawmaker under fire for posting noose picture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:02am

An Indiana lawmaker who posted nooses under a Facebook story about a black man pleading guilty to rape is drawing criticism for using racist imagery.