Farmer Chris Peterson pleads with Sen. Chuck Grassley in Iowa on Tuesday. Republican lawmakers returning home this week to host town halls are being greeted by overflow crowds filled with angry voters and protesters demonstrating against President Trump’s polarizing policies.
North Korea had few friends even before the assassination of the leader's half-brother at a Kuala Lumpur airport last week, but the fallout from the killing looks set to further isolate the nuclear-armed state. Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur have enjoyed relatively warm economic ties, with some bilateral trade and citizens from both countries entitled to travel to the other under a unique reciprocal visa-free deal. Malaysia has also provided a channel between Pyongyang officials and the wider world, with Kuala Lumpur in recent years serving as a discreet meeting place for talks between the regime and the United States.
Protestors shut down traffic and went nose-to-nose with police in Anaheim, California, Thursday after an off-duty copy fired his gun during a dispute with a 13-year-old boy Tuesday. Retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey says, in her opinion, the cop could have handled the situation differently.
The chief of staff of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was put under formal investigation on Wednesday after a day of questioning over the alleged misuse of EU funds to pay parliamentary assistants, a judicial source said. Catherine Griset was taken into custody for questioning along with Le Pen's bodyguard Thierry Legier, who was later released without being put under investigation, according to the source. In reaction to the news, Le Pen said that she formally denied any wrongdoing in a case that she said was being used to undermine her campaign.
America’s top diplomat and top U.S. counterterrorism official were in Mexico Thursday for what could only be described as an awkward visit. First, there’s the issue of the wall that U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to build along the U.S.-Mexican border. Appearing together at a press conference, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray thanked U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for their presence in Mexico and stressed that honest dialogue on all topics — “migration, security, and, of course, trade” — is the best way to solve differences.
U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city. Elite Counter Terrorism forces advanced from the southwestern side and entered the Ghozlani army base along with the southwestern districts of Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun. Losing Mosul could spell the end of the Iraqi side of militants’ self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, which Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared from the city after sweeping through vast areas of Iraq in 2014.
Newly released video shows a plane flown by actor Harrison Ford narrowly avoided hitting a taxiing plane at a Southern California airport last week. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, and Ford could have his pilot’s license suspended.
San Jose officials say some residents will be allowed to return home Wednesday after being abruptly evacuated when a swollen creek flooded into residential areas. Assistant Fire Chief Robert Sapien says water has started receding in some places.
Here’s a question that’s baffled health reporters in the months since the election: Why would people who benefit from Obamacare in general—and its Medicaid expansion specifically—vote for a man who vowed to destroy it? Some anecdotal reports have suggested that people simply didn’t understand that the benefits they received were a result of the Affordable Care Act. Medicaid has paid for virtually all of his cancer care, including a one-week hospitalization after the diagnosis, months of chemotherapy, and frequent scans and blood tests.
Alt-right speaker and conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has always made headlines for wrong reasons. On Tuesday, he resigned from his position as senior editor at Breitbart News for his controversial comments about the age of sexual consent. Yiannopoulos' net worth is reported to be approximately $750,000 as of 2016.
Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each year to agricultural businesses by tearing up crops and pastures, knocking down fences and ruining equipment.
Lucy the puppy was born with a bizarre marking on his left ear that almost resembles — her own face. “It was pointed out to us by somebody on our website,” said Ashley Zeh, from the Lollypop Farm at the Humane Society of Greater Rochester. Zeh explained Lucy was one of eight puppies born in the shelter to Daisy, a 2-year-old stray who was rescued in October.
By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to serve time behind bars in a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub's vaunted rule of law. The sentence brings an ignominious end to what had been a long and stellar career for Tsang before and after the 1997 handover to Chinese control, service that saw him knighted by the outgoing British colonial rulers. "Never in my judicial career have I seen a man falling from such a height," said High Court justice Andrew Chan in passing sentence.
For years, Russia has been seen by some as a major source of fake news. Now Moscow wants to get into the truth squad business. On Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry launched a new initiative on its website: “Examples of publications, retranslating
Overjoyed new US citizens breathed a huge sigh of relief and celebrated Wednesday, largely -- if not uniformly -- critical of the Trump administration's orders for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants. US Citizenship and Immigration Services said it welcomed more than 25,000 new citizens in recognition of this year's President's Day in the week beginning February 14 at more than 162 ceremonies around the country. Of seven new citizens who spoke to AFP at a ceremony in Jersey City, one of the most diverse towns in the United States, five expressed reservations about a blanket policy that now threatens millions with deportation.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s Supreme Court correspondent, explains the Trump administration’s policy change about transgendered students and how courts play an important role in the issue. The Trump Administration plans to move shortly to abandon the federal government’s policy of defending equal rights for transgender students, but the switch may not prevent the Supreme Court from ruling on the issue in its current term. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, in his daily briefing for news reporters, said that “further guidance” will be issued, with the argument that the issue should be left to the states to decide.
OXON HILL, Maryland (AP) — The Latest on the Conservative Political Action Conference (all times local):10:40 a.m.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has advice for Donald Trump: "Do what you said you were going to do."Speaking at a conference of conservatives
An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. Maybe they'll say you exceeded all expectations." Within 48 hours the video was shared 75,000 times on Twitter and viewed almost 400,000 times on YouTube. "An ad (which) touches on the insecurities of women in a society digs deeper and becomes an empowerment tool rather than just a product," Sara al-Zawqari, a spokeswoman for the International Red Cross in Iraq, wrote on her Twitter page.
Update: 2:46 a.m. EST -- A shooting incident in Olathe, Kansas, was being investigated as a homicide by local police, after one of the three injured victims died later in the hospital, a statement Thursday by the local police department said. A drunk man opened fire in a crowded Kansas restaurant Wednesday night after yelling racial slurs. A massive manhunt was launched by the police in Olathe, Kansas, after the man shot three people and then ran away.
A new study on an ancient ice sheet may hold important clues about our planet's future. The research focuses on the Laurentide Ice Sheet, the massive expanse covering North America during the last Ice Age, which ended about 10,000 years ago. A team of scientists found that small spikes in the temperature of the ocean — not the air — likely caused periods of rapid melting and splintering of the ice.
Pulaski County Sheriff Deputy Josh Bowden, who has been in law enforcement for 14 years, posted a touching message on Facebook Sunday after an anonymous young woman, who identified herself as 19-year-old "M," returned the bike along with a note explaining she had taken the bike early on February 6 to get home safely. "I’m not going to call it stealing, because she did return it," Bowden told InsideEdition.com. “M”, who quietly brought the bike back to his home, explained in the letter she had noticed Bowden’s sheriff’s patrol car in the driveway before she took the bike at 2 a.m. following the Super Bowl, and hoped he would be sympathetic to her plight.
Austria arrested one of Ukraine's richest men, a fresh twist for the one-time ally of ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. Gas magnate Dmytro Firtash was taken into custody over alleged links to organised crime in Spain, moments after a Vienna court ruled he could be extradited to the US on corruption charges. Firtash, 51, made money through connections with Russian gas giant Gazprom, and was at one time linked to a former campaign aide of US President Donald Trump.
If there's one single beach that leaves visitors enamored, recharged and inspired, it's Baia do Sancho in Brazil, which captured the title of world's best beach by TripAdvisor travelers for a third time. After being momentarily knocked off its perch by
BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces managed to snatch some key terrain from Islamic State militants in the western half of Mosul, U.S. and coalition officials said here Thursday, marking the end to a fierce first day of fighting to liberate Iraq’s second-largest city after more than two years of terrorist occupation. In a sign of how hard-fought is the battle for Mosul, Iraqi army and police forces, backed by U.S. and French airpower, are hitting Islamic State, or ISIS, from three directions.
All but a few dozen of the last holdouts from a months-long mass protest against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota peacefully vacated their riverside camp as an eviction deadline passed on Wednesday. “We’ve very firm that the camp is now closed,” Governor Doug Burgum, a Republican, told an evening news conference. Following Wednesday’s exodus, Burgum estimated there were 25 to 50 protesters left. He said they were still free to leave voluntarily so long as they did not interfere with cleanup crews scheduled to enter the site at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The encampment has stood since August on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, about 40 miles south of Bismarck, the state capital. Protesters calling themselves “water protectors” have rallied there against plans to route the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the reservation, saying the project poses a threat to water resources and sacred tribal sites. Dubbed the Oceti Sakowin camp, the site became a focal point for U.S. environmental activists and Native Americans expressing indigenous rights, drawing some 5,000 to 10,000 protesters at the height of the movement in early December. Most have drifted since away, as tribal leaders urged people to leave due to harsh winter weather, while pressing their opposition to the pipeline in court. Roughly 300 demonstrators had remained until this week. Protesters and police have clashed multiple times since August, with more than 700 arrests tallied. On Wednesday authorities appeared intent on avoiding clashes, though 10 arrests were made as protesters confronted police in riot gear on a highway outside the camp entrance before the officers retreated around nightfall. President Donald Trump has pushed for completion of the pipeline since he took office last month, signing an executive order that reversed an Obama administration decision and cleared the way for the $3.8 billion project to proceed. Two tribes earlier this month lost a legal bid to halt construction. The pipeline is due to be complete and ready for oil by April 1, according to court documents filed Tuesday. (Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.