Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. The percentage of people dying from heroin tripled nationally between 2010 and 2015. At the center of the opioid crisis is Middletown, Ohio, a blue-collar city that’s struggling to find solutions as the epidemic takes hold of the city’s resources financially and mentally.
The debate over climate change was a hot topic on the campaign trail when candidate Donald Trump promised to “cancel the Paris Climate agreement.” He has also tweeted on several occasions about how climate change is a hoax. The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!
President Trump’s first foreign trip while in office continues as he meets one on one with Pope Francis on Wednesday, May 24. The two outspoken leaders have sparred in the past on immigration issues, most notably when candidate Trump was on the campaign trail.
It’s getting cold again: A chemical weapons attack, cruise missile strikes and dirty tricks in the U.S. electoral process have put a deep freeze on the possibility of warmer U.S.-Russia relations. Now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling on Russia, one of Syria’s closest allies, to hold Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable.
Equal pay is a hot-button issue and has its own day on April 4. Equal Pay Day began in 1996 to raise public awareness about the gap between men’s and women’s wages, and there have been many efforts over the years to mind the pay gap. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law.
Pranks and practical jokes can be the best or the worst part of April Fools’ Day. Some historians think it originated in the 16th century, when Pope Gregory XIII switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. Historians also believe April Fools’ Day is rooted in renewal festivals, marking the end of winter and the blossoming of spring.
Britain has officially said “cheerio” to the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50, notifying the European Council that Britain has made its exit, or Brexit. Turns out, it did when over 50 percent of the U.K. ultimately voted to leave the EU.
A new report reveals that President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had a plan to benefit the Russian government more than a decade ago.
Mar-a-Lago has become President Trump’s weekend getaway, and it’s also known as the winter White House. It’s also a National Historic Landmark, and that’s been the case since well before Trump became president. For that we have to travel back to the Roaring 1920s, when socialite and General Foods heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post was looking for a winter retreat.
Just hours before President Trump’s first speech to Congress, he turned some heads when he told reporters that “the time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides.” While there was no mention of that specific policy change in his speech, he did mention reform. But for the most part, his speech contained more of the same on his push to ramp up immigration enforcement and border security. That effort will need the help of one agency in particular, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ...
On Nov. 13, 2015, terrorist attacks around the city of Paris claimed the lives of 130 people, 89 of them at the Eagles of Death Metal rock concert at the Bataclan Theatre. The new HBO documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) chronicles the experiences of the American rock band before and after that tragic night and examines the deep bond between the band’s co-founders, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, who is also a member of Queens of the Stone Age. The film’s director, Colin Hanks, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about this emotional and intense documentary, which debuts on HBO on Feb. 13.
When President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office on Jan. 20, he will become the richest president in U.S. history. Coming in at No. 10 is John F. Kennedy, whose net worth was $1 billion. Kennedy ranks at the bottom of the top 10 because while the family fortune tops any other U.S. president’s wealth, he didn’t directly own it since it was shared in a trust with other family members.
As Inauguration Day approaches for President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 20, we look back at some fun and interesting facts from inaugurations past. For starters, George Washington was a man of few words at his second inauguration, in 1793, when he delivered an address that was just 135 words. It remains the shortest inaugural address in history.
April 15 will mark the fourth anniversary of the Boston Marathon double bombings that killed four people and injured more than 260 near the finish line. The new film “Patriots Day” chronicles the race against time to hunt down the perpetrators, the Tsarnaev brothers, before they could strike again. Mark Wahlberg, an actor and co-producer of the film, as well as a native Bostonian, stopped by to speak with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about his character and the process of getting the story accurate.
There are 15 days and counting until Election Day. In the national polls, Hillary Clinton is leading in traditionally red states such as Arizona and North Carolina, while Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead in the reliably red state of Tennessee. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to discuss her continued support of Trump’s campaign.