Vice President Mike Pence dismissed concerns Thursday about the pace of Republican plans to repeal and replace the health care law passed by Democrats under President Barack Obama, promising an “orderly transition” to a new system. It was the only comment by Pence in a 20-minute speech that went beyond boilerplate rhetoric and touched on challenges facing the new administration.
You may have seen photos of a young girl and her goldendoodle Wonder on the steps of the Supreme Court on social media, so who is she and why is she smiling? On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Fry, which may allow her to sue her local school board for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her service dog. “The school district had decided that Wonder wasn’t necessary,” Stacy Fry, Ehlena’s mother, told Yahoo News.
Now, however, Toyota plans to debut a Yaris GRMN at the Geneva Motor Show. Inspired by the World Rally Cross version of the Toyota Yaris, the Yaris GRMN is a high-performance subcompact hatchback. The Yaris GRMN will be powered by a supercharged 1.8-liter inline-four making 205 horsepower.
The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.
When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera. Armed with a video camera and a thorough knowledge of her legal rights, the 53-year-old self-described citizen journalist has made it her mission to promote transparency in local government. Tisdale goes to city council meetings, county commission meetings and events where politicians are speaking.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday he had ordered the Iraqi air force to strike Islamic State positions inside Syria in retaliation for recent bomb attacks in Baghdad. Islamic State, which is on the defensive after losing control of eastern Mosul to a U.S.-backed Iraqi military offensive, has claimed responsibility for several car bombs in Baghdad in the past few weeks. “We are determined to chase terrorism that tries to kill our sons and citizens wherever it is found, so we gave orders to the air force command to strike Islamic State positions in Hosaiba and Albu Kamal inside Syrian territory as they were responsible for recent bombings in Baghdad,” Abbadi said in a statement.
Fox News host Sean Hannity paid tribute to his longtime friend and colleague Alan Colmes on Thursday after the liberal commentator’s death at 66. According to a statement released by his family, Colmes passed away Thursday morning after a brief illness and leaves behind his wife Jocelyn Elise Crowley. Hannity and Colmes rose to national prominence as co-hosts of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes,” which ran from 1996 until 2009.
Recent satellite imagery appears to show China is completing structures intended to house surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) on a series of artificial islands in the South China Sea, a Washington think-tank said Thursday. According to images published by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, the structures are being installed on Fiery Cross Reef, Mischief Reef and Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands. The AMTI, which is part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said China appears to have begun construction on the buildings between late September and early November 2016.
America is a nation of detectives as everyday citizens attempt to identify a suspect featured in cell phone video of the two murdered teens in Indiana. Read: Did Murdered Indiana Teens Capture the Voice of Their Killer? The grainy image and haunting audio of the man saying "down the hill" were recorded by 14-year-old Liberty German on her cell phone.
The FBI refused to publicly deny reports about communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign despite a White House request, CNN reported Thursday. Quoting U.S. officials briefed on the matter, CNN reported the White House had asked for the denial of reports of the alleged contacts first published by the New York Times and CNN on Feb. 14 in violation of procedures regarding pending federal investigations. The president repeatedly has denied he had anything to do with Russia, most recently at his news conference last Thursday after repeated prodding by reporters.
By climbing a flagpole outside the South Carolina's statehouse, Bree Newsome practically wrote the modern book on removing Confederate flags from public spaces. Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d'Baha was arrested on Wednesday in South Carolina after epically leaping over a police tape barricade to snatch a Confederate flag out of a protestor's hand.
A spectacular "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday will regale skygazers in South America and southern Africa, with seafarers in the nearby Atlantic getting a front-row view too, astronomers say. The eclipse -- during which the Sun will all but disappear as the Moon crosses its path -- will be most visible in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) band cutting through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
U.S. companies led by tech firms Yahoo Inc, Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp criticized the Trump administration's decision to revoke Obama administration guidance that allowed transgender public school students to use the bathroom of their choice. The resulting boycotts have cost North Carolina more than $560 million in economic activity, according to the online magazine Facing South.
The director of an Indian company that claimed it was selling the world's cheapest smartphone was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, police said Friday. Mohit Goel was arrested in the New Delhi suburb of Ghaziabad following a complaint that his company Ringing Bells had not supplied the handsets that a phone distribution company had paid for. Police spokesman Rahul Srivastava said Friday that the arrest was made after the distribution company, Ayam Enterprises, filed a complaint that it had paid Goel 3 million rupees, but had received handsets worth only 1.3 million rupees.
The Dependability Study is a bit like Power's equally popular Initial Quality Study, which is typically issued in June. Both studies assess real-world data from America's registered drivers about the problems they've had with their cars, trucks, and SUVs. The difference is that the Initial Quality Study looks at issues folks have had with new vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership.
A passenger plane skidded along a runway at Amsterdam's busy airport Thursday as its landing gear collapsed on hitting the ground during heavy winds, but no passengers were injured, officials told AFP. Video images of the Flybe plane carrying 59 passengers and crew from Edinburgh showed the plane struggling to stay on course as it came in to land at Schiphol airport, with The Netherlands buffeted by a strong winter storm. The plane came to rest on the runway, but with its right wing tipped over to the side close to the grass.
ABC News' MaryAlice Parks talks with DNC chair hopeful Pete Buttigieg and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. He's eight and fifteen year I strategy fifty years until. I'm realistic eye in the sky here right. Turnout. Oh that's. Lights in here this
About 60 children were playing at a church across the street from a suburban Kansas City bar when a shooting happened at the tavern earlier this week. Jeramie Albin, a volunteer for the youth program at First Baptist Church in Olathe, Kansas, said Friday that he didn't think much about a noise that sounded like "somebody dropped a bunch of books." Then he learned about the shooting at Austins Bar and Grill. Residents of a Kansas City suburb gathered at a church to honor a man who died in a shooting earlier this week at a bar across the street.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders alleged that President Donald Trump received “hundreds of thousands of dollars” for his presidential campaign from private prison companies and is now paying them back by “opening the floodgates” for them to make huge profits. “This is how our corrupt political and campaign finance system works,” Sanders said in a press release Thursday. Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rolled back former President Barack Obama’s administrative memorandum that called for the gradual phasing out of private prisons.
A new frigate design being built for China's People's Liberation Army Navy bears a striking resemblance to the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship. The design, as reported by Jane's Defense Weekly, uses a three-hull trimaran design and is more heavily armed than the Independence-class LCS ships. A model of the ship design was being exhibited by the China Shipbuilding Trading Company at the IDEX 2017 arms show in Abu Dhabi.
Knowing that, it’s hard to imagine exactly what this drone pilot was thinking when allowed the pricey airborne gadget to get within swiping distance of an entire family of tigers. The drone, which was being operated by reporters hoping to snag some up-closeup shots of Siberian tigers in China’s Heilongjiang Province, made several low passes over the big cats, immediately piquing their interest.
An explosion that killed seven people and caused panic in the Pakistani city of Lahore was caused by a gas leak and not a bomb as police had earlier stated, officials said Friday. The blast on Thursday wounded dozens in the provincial capital, already on edge after a suicide attack just ten days earlier killed 14 people, part of a deadly wave of militant violence that has rippled across Pakistan this month. It was not caused by explosives or a result of terrorism," Punjab provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah said Friday.
Illinois could face a shutdown of its state government after its biggest labor union representing state workers said on Thursday its members overwhelmingly voted in favor of a strike. Just over 80 percent of members voted in favor of allowing the union's bargaining committee to call a strike if "no other path forward can be found" in reaching a new contract with the state, said Roberta Lynch, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. Negotiations with Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's administration broke off more than a year ago over issues including overtime pay, salary increases and healthcare premiums paid by employees.
A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show. Ana Lucia Gnecco was arrested Wednesday at her parents' home in Hollywood, Florida, after failing to report on Jan. 14 to her base in Portsmouth, Virginia, where she is a seaman quartermaster and worked in the reception and medical support at the Naval Medical Center. The arrest was the last resort, said Christina Johnson, a Navy public affairs officer for the medical center.
Little Tikes has recalled more than 540,000 toddler swings after receiving at least 140 reports of broken swings, 39 of which resulted in injuries. The Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’nSecure pink toddler swing was included in the recall, which was issued Thursday. Of the 39 injuries reported, two children suffered from broken arms as a result of falling through the broken seat, Little Tikes said.