|Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. “Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks ago.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 9:45 AM
|Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn’t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that “it might be fair to ask whether TransAm’s decision was a wise or kind one, but it’s not our job to answer questions like that.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 5:53 PM
|London Terror Attack: At Least 5 Killed, 40 Injured Outside Parliament
An attacker plowed through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing and killing a police officer outside Parliament in London on Wednesday.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 6:31 PM
|Teacher Accused of Sexual Relations With Student Smiled in Mugshot Because She's Innocent: Lawyer
Sarah Fowlkes was pictured grinning in her mugshot.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 5:11 PM
|Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return
It has been eight days since Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. Police and Thomas' family believe her teacher, Tad Cummins not only kidnapped the teen but that the pair may now be married.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 12:49 PM
|Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for office
On Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 5:03 PM
|Mexico warns firms not in their interest to build border wall
By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried. While some Mexican companies stand to potentially benefit from the controversial infrastructure project, residents south of the border view the wall and Trump's repeated calls to have Mexico pay for it as offensive.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 4:32 AM
|Peru struggles with devastating El Niño flooding
Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru’s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. Peru’s government said that 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the El Niño climate pattern.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 8:00 AM
|Investigation continues after 8-alarm fire destroys multiple homes in Kansas
ABC News' Alex Perez joins from the scene of the fire that destroyed multiple homes in Overland Park, Kansas.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 6:25 PM
|White House won’t say whether Trump will present proof of wiretapping
At his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say when or whether President Trump will present evidence for the claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on March 15, Trump promised “some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks” when he was asked about the claim.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 3:44 PM
|US suspects N Korea in $81 mn Bangladesh theft: report
US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese middlemen helped the North Korean government orchestrate the enormous theft from the Bangladesh central bank. In February 2016, thieves transferred the funds from Bangladesh's account at the New York Fed to accounts in the Philippines using authenticated international bank access codes in the SWIFT system, not by hacking the bank.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 9:50 PM
|London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ‘terrorist’ incident on Westminster Bridge
Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the incident as terrorism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a video statement condemning the attack.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 12:48 PM
|Correction: Oil Pipeline story
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 10:52 AM
|Man Stabs to Death Homeless Person in Hunt to 'Target Black Males': Police
A Maryland man took a bus to New York City with the express purpose of killing black men, police said.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 8:24 PM
|Gorsuch: I would have ‘walked out the door’ if Trump had asked me to overturn Roe
Judge Neil Gorsuch said he was never asked by President Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Gorsuch on the second day of his confirmation hearing if the president had ever made Gorsuch promise to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 2:37 PM
|First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list
The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species. The bee, once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, was listed after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration lifted a hold it had placed on a plan for federal protections proposed last fall by the administration of former President Barack Obama.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 5:05 PM
|The End Is Near for Sears Holding Corp (SHLD)
Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (ticker: SHLD) admitted on Wednesday what the rest of Wall Street has known for a long time: it's quite likely Sears is doomed. In a 10-K filed late Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, toward the end of a section called "Uses and Sources of Liquidity," Sears's language became unusually dire. This was after it had gone through a long list of asset sales, loans and cost savings initiatives Sears has either previously engaged in, is currently engaged in, or is planning to engage in to shore up its balance sheets and stop the bleeding.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 11:23 AM
|Citing Terror Threats, U.S. Bans Carry-On Electronic Devices From Middle East and North Africa Flights
Though the Department of Homeland Security did not reference a specific credible threat.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 12:20 PM
|Democratic Rep. Castro says Tillerson should have scheduled NATO, China meetings better
Rep. Joaquin Castro questioned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to skip a NATO meeting but go to Russia, in an interview Tuesday.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 5:47 PM
|Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage
BANGKOK (AP) — Tourists used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 11:44 AM
|Is Emmett Till painting cultural appropriation?
"The View" co-hosts discuss an artist under fire for the stirring painting.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 1:39 PM
|South Korea raises sunken ferry: Yonhap
Salvage operators raised part of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry early Thursday, Yonhap news agency reported, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye. "As of 3:45 am (1845 GMT Wednesday), part of the Sewol's structure, which is believed to be its stabilizer, can be seen above the water with the naked eye," an official from the Oceans and Fisheries Ministry was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency. The vessel was lying more than 40 metres (130 feet) below the waves off southwestern South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for last year, had been pushed back several times because of adverse weather.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 4:47 PM
|Missing Tennessee Teen Hinted Of Looming Trouble
Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is believed to have been kidnapped by one of her high school teachers.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 4:56 PM
|Drones all around — Unmanned aircraft take on various roles
The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that opened the skies to low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use. Policy makers are still debating whether to allow a sweeping expansion in drone use for activities like deliveries where aircraft would fly beyond the sight of an operator.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 9:40 AM
|China denies reports of building on disputed shoal
China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China seized the shoal, which is northeast of the Spratly islands, in 2012 and denied access to Philippine fishermen. Earlier this month, Xiao Jie, the mayor of what China calls Sansha City, said China planned to begin preparatory work this year to build environmental monitoring stations on a number of islands, including Scarborough Shoal.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 5:19 AM
|Laptop, tablet bans on flights: What we know
Britain and the US on Tuesday banned laptops and tablet computers from the passenger compartment of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 4:13 PM
|Rouhani, the Deceiver
Make no mistake: the Iranian president is no moderate. He's a wolf in sheep's clothing — and the Trump administration needs to bring him down.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 2:20 PM
|US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor
At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. "We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqa, Aleppo and Homs," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Only two people were pulled out alive," Abdel Rahman told AFP.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 4:05 AM
|Oregon teen's mom: Feds should probe fatal police shooting
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of an Oregon teenager who was fatally shot by a Portland police officer is demanding a federal Justice Department investigation into her son's death.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 2:51 PM
|Legendary tomb of Jesus resurrected
Believed by the devout to house the final resting place of Jesus Christ, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre will open to the public on Wednesday after nearly a year of restoration. An ongoing dispute between the religious groups controlling the site had brought the burial place, known as the Edicule, to the brink of collapse. "We are at the critical moment for rehabilitating the Edicule," director of the restoration Antonia Moropoulou told National Geographic.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 10:24 AM
|Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to keep its animals safe
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the recent killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal's horn — the zoo has started to remove the horns from its 21 rhinos as a precaution.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 10:59 AM
|Over-excited little girl steals the Pope's hat off his head
Little kids have 10 times the energy most adults have. Put them in contact with a famous person, and anything can happen. MountainButorac, a Catholic blogger, recently took his goddaughter to see Pope Francis II in Rome. And the lucky little one didn't just get to see him, she got close enough to receive a kiss from the head of the Catholic Church. But she wanted so much more than that. Overwhelmed by energy, she reached out, desperate to discharge it somewhere, and pulled the Pope's hat off his head. SEE ALSO: Little kid aims his pro stink eye at a chip thief The Pope's hat is technically called a
zucchetto. And he actually seemed to enjoy the moment, or at least have enough social skills to feign enthusiasm. Watch the full interaction and rejoice! The internet has risen! We're sure Pope Francis forgave her for the transgression. WATCH: Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 11:15 AM
|Half Of Canada Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported
Those who were highly supportive of the deportations were men, older people with higher incomes and adult without college degrees, according to Reuters poll.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 4:43 PM
|Project Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners Revealed
Project Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners Revealed Indian Motorcycle announced the winners of the Project Chieftain custom motorcycle contest during Bike Week in Daytona Beach. Hollister Powersports’ (Hollister, CA) “Tequila Sunset” claimed top honors, with
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 11:30 AM
|TripAdvisor names Bali best global destination for 2017 in Travelers' Choice Awards
The Buddhist island has claimed the top spot for the first time in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, published Tuesday, March 21, crowning the year's best travel destinations.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 12:11 PM
|WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility
“If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?” the WSJ wrote.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 11:30 AM
|Scorched earth: If Islamic State can't have it, no one can
By Ali Abdelaty CAIRO (Reuters) - As Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni militant group which once held territory amounting to a third of those countries is turning to sabotage to ensure its enemies cannot benefit from its losses. As the Syrian army and allied militias advanced under heavy Russian air cover on the ancient city of Palmyra three weeks ago, Islamic State leaders ordered fighters to destroy oil and gas fields. "It is the duty of mujahideen today to expand operations targeting economic assets of the infidel regimes in order to deprive crusader and apostate governments of resources," an article in the group's online weekly magazine al-Nabaa said.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 11:44 AM
|Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer
Nine women are believed to have died in the United States from a rare cancer linked to breast implants, US health officials said Tuesday, with more than 350 cases of the disease recorded nationwide. A possible association between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) was first identified in 2011 but at the time few cases had been recorded. Now the US Food and Drug Administration says it has received 359 reports of ALCL linked to implants, including nine fatalities.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 1:46 AM
|19-year-old arrested after 2 teens found dead in Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man is under arrest in connection with the deaths of two teenagers whose bodies were found on the shoulder of a rural Colorado road.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 4:06 PM
|This Stranger Did the Most Selfless Thing to Help a Mom Flying With Twins
The desperate mother was about to be kicked off the plane with her babies.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 1:04 PM
|Newly restored shrine at Jesus's tomb unveiled
The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem Wednesday following months of delicate work and in time for crowds of Easter visitors. Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried. Dignitaries including Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, considered the spiritual head of Orthodox church leaders, were in attendance.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 11:20 AM
|Joaquin Castro defends questioning James Comey on Russian dossier
Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about what he learned from his questioning of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers on the Hill on Monday. Castro also commented on the news that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip his first meeting with members of NATO next month. He said, "I wish that he would be there."
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 5:24 PM
|High school rape gets drawn into immigration debate
As officials reported that one of two students charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom entered the United States illegally, the crime became part of a national debate on immigration.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 7:28 PM
|2018 Toyota Sienna: Updated Looks and Tech to Match the Updated Powertrain
New face and new tech for Toyota's preeminent people mover.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 4:46 PM
|Tillerson Plan to Skip NATO Meeting Baffles Former Officials
Lawmakers, former officials denounce the move as 'disgraceful.'
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 4:52 PM
|British Commander Vows To Kill Would-Be ISIS Fighters
In the last two years, 130 British jihadis have been killed with roughly 400 still out on the battlefield, the Express U.K. reports.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 7:24 PM
|Baby Born with 4 Legs and 2 Spines Thrives After Risky Surgery Removes Two Extra Limbs
Ten-month-old Dominique journeyed from West Africa to receive risky surgery that would save her life.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 6:16 PM
|Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 6:42 PM
|Ghana shuts tourist site where 20 died in freak tree accident
Ghanaian authorities have closed the popular tourist destination of Kintampo Falls after 20 people died in a tree fall tragedy, officials said Monday. A group of high school and university students were swimming on Sunday afternoon at the picturesque waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region, some 450 kilometres (281 miles) by road from the capital Accra, when a massive tree crashed into the water, crushing some to death and injuries scores of others. "The National Disaster Management Organisation and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture have in consultation with the Brong Ahafo Regional Security Council ordered the indefinite closure of the Kintampo waterfalls," tourism minister spokesman Frank Siaw-Otu said in a statement.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 9:43 AM