The president derided players who protest during the national anthem. Now the league, which supported his inauguration, has to respond, says Yahoo's Charles Robinson.Another PR nightmare? »
Roy Moore, the arch-conservative Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, doesn’t believe in evolution. And it looks like he doesn’t believe in spellcheck, either. Moore’s tour bus art included a typo right in the middle of the URL for his
President Trump listens during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin. “The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
About 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing. Engineers found a crack in the 88-year-old structure during an inspection after Hurricane Maria left the island Wednesday. Per the National Weather Service, the dam began failing at 2:10 Friday afternoon.
By Noe Torres and Daniel Trotta MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Saturday spread fear in the capital and frustrated rescuers, some of whom were forced to suspend the search for survivors of an earlier, bigger tremor. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow with an epicenter near Juchitan, a tropical region of Oaxaca state hard hit by another major earthquake on Sept 7. In Mexico City, where the tremors were mild, no new damage was reported.
The protests began immediately after Comey took the podium at the historically black university in Washington, D.C., As the ex-FBI director stood quietly, chants such as “no justice, no peace” and “get out James Comey, you aren’t our homie” filled the auditorium. HUResist, an activist group on campus, tweeted earlier this week about why many students on campus were unhappy with the decision to bring Comey to campus.
After the catastrophic 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in what’s now northern Ukraine, many people forced to evacuate the surrounding area left their pets behind, thinking they’d be able to return in a few days. “Puppies of Chernobyl,” a short documentary uploaded to YouTube by filmmaker Drew Scanlon, shows a series of adorable puppies and dogs in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone — a 1,000-square-mile area around the nuclear plant where access is strictly limited. The Clean Futures Fund — a nonprofit dedicated to helping communities in the aftermath of industrial accidents — is spearheading a five-year plan to spay and neuter the dogs and cats roaming in the area, then set up food and water stations and a veterinary clinic to help care for the animals.
The monument in the heart of Moscow was supposed to be a tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle. The etching on the plinth was not of a Kalashnikov but the StG 44 rifle used by the Nazis during WWII. "A mistake has been made by the sculptor," executive director of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladislav Kononov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.
At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 were wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safer places.
President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its missile capabilities despite warnings from Washington that it is ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. "Whether you like it or not, we are going to strengthen our military capabilities which are necessary for deterrence," Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television. Iran has said repeatedly that it has no choice but to boost its defences as its regional rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia sign huge arms contracts with Washington and other Western governments.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dropped a record-breaking $35 million to purchase a printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon on Monday, according to the church-ownedDeseret News. The Book of Mormon is a sacred foundational text for Latter-day saints. The printer’s manuscript was handwritten by a follower and was used to create the first printed edition of the Book of Mormon in 1830.
The show of force follows a contentious week in which Mr Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un exchanged personal barbs over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The comments marked an escalation in rhetorical warfare that has already seen Mr Trump promise “fire and fury” if North Korea does not curb its pursuit of nuclear weapons that could hit America. Earlier on Saturday an earthquake was detected near the site where North Korea has conducted numerous nuclear tests, sparking fears of a new detonation.
WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed as his chief of staff a former federal prosecutor who has written that the special counsel investigation into the Trump administration could be turning into a “witch hunt.”Matthew Whitaker, a former
Jack is a small white dog who lives in Mexico City and has been missing since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake startled both humans and their pets when it struck early Tuesday afternoon. Around Mexico’s capital are scattered signs for missing pets, mostly dogs, who their owners believe got scared and escaped in the chaotic moments after the devastating quake. No one knows for certain how many pets are missing but many of Mexico City’s hardest-hit areas are filled with dog-friendly restaurants, parks and upscale groomers.
Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level, and more than 11,000 villagers have left their homes around the mountain, officials said Friday. It was the third time in little more than a week that the alert level was raised. The Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there has been a "tremendous increase" in the mountain's seismic activity, indicating a greater probability of an eruption, though it couldn't give a timeframe.
Holly the dog doesn’t beg for treats — she pays for them. The New York canine’s bizarre obsession with paper bills began when she was just a puppy, according to her owner, Casi Cook. “She was a thief, just like any puppy,” Cook told The Dodo.
The security detail of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was caught up in violence on U.S. soil once again Thursday as he delivered a speech in New York City. Erdoğan, in the city for the U.N. General Assembly this week, was addressing the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Video shared by Voice of America’s Turkish arm showed members of the audience shouting at Erdoğan in opposition to his policies toward the Kurdish minority in his country, as well as toward Kurds in northern Syria along the Turkish border.
Police in Oklahoma came under intense scrutiny Thursday for fatally shooting a deaf man who failed to respond to their commands, even as neighbours were alerting officers of the man’s disability. Officers went to the Oklahoma City home of Magdiel Sanchez looking for his father, who was involved in a hit-and-run car accident. Neighbours said they were trying to intervene by yelling "he can’t hear you," to prevent the Tuesday night shooting outside Sanchez’s home, but police did not heed their warnings.
A Russian submarine fired cruise missiles at jihadi targets in Syria's Idlib province on Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry said, saying it had targeted Islamist militants who had tried to trap a group of Russian military policemen earlier in the week. The strike, launched from the Mediterranean by Russia's 'Veliky Novgorod' submarine, was part of a counter-offensive against a jihadi attack on government-held parts of northwest Syria near Hama on Tuesday. The Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday said 29 Russian military policemen had been surrounded by jihadis as a result of that attack and that Russia had been forced to break them out in a special operation backed by air power.
Michelle Obama is looking gorgeous as ever! The former first lady was spotted at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, her first public appearance since late July, on Thursday evening. Michelle appeared before a large crowd, talking about her and her family's eight years in the White House.
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents
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Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta will remain president until a new leader is sworn in, the country's attorney general said Friday, seeking to assuage fears of a constitutional crisis if elections are delayed further. Questions have mounted over the status of the government after the Supreme Court annulled Kenyatta's victory in August's presidential election due to widespread irregularities. A planned re-run for October 17 has already been delayed once -- the vote is now set for October 26 -- prompting fears of a constitutional crisis if the polls are not held within the 60-day limit that expires October 31.
Joseph Lovergive’s Halloween display of a man who’d been decapitated by his Greeneville home’s garage door was so life-like that his neighbor, Johnny Riddle, reported what he thought was a dead body to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday. “I thought it was somebody,” Riddle later told WJHL. Deputies showed up at Lovergive’s house and soon determined that the “body” was a Halloween decoration that the homeowner had put out more than a month early.
The sky was darkening Thursday afternoon as 10-year-old Sarah Jimenez laid out three plastic buckets on her grandmother's patio in hopes of capturing rainwater. A day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity. "You cannot live here without power," said Hector Llanos, a 78-year-old retired New York police officer who planned to leave Saturday for the U.S. mainland to live there temporarily.
Let's call it the "Donald Trump + hoax" test: If the president says it's a hoax, then it probably is actually true. Trump has famously referred to climate change as "a hoax," several times. Lately he's directed his hoax radar toward trying to discredit any story having to do with Russian involvement in the 2016 United States presidential election.