In a rare appearance together, all five living former U.S. presidents took to the stage for a benefit concert aimed at raising funds for hurricane victims.What President Trump did »
“I am an independent, and I have always run in Vermont as an independent, while I caucus with the Democrats in the United States Senate,” Sanders said in an interview with New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor. Sanders, 76, is serving his second term in the Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. Last year, he was appointed to the Senate Democratic leadership team as outreach director.
Rachel Maddow on Friday doubled down on her controversial reporting on the deadly Niger ambush on U.S. troops, in which she linked President Donald Trump’s travel ban with the deaths of four soldiers. Maddow’s report, delivered Thursday and reiterated Friday, strongly suggested that Trump’s addition of Chad to his travel ban prompted the country to withdraw its U.S.-partnered counterterrorism troops in Niger, thus causing an increase in attacks by the self-described Islamic State in the area. ...so no wonder Trump doesn't want to talk about Niger.
Tampa police are searching for a possible serial killer who may have murdered three pedestrians in two weeks, each walking alone.
Chinese president Xi Jinping declared an era of national rejuvenation in a speech that garnered 1.5 billion virtual claps on a virtual applause app released in conjunction with the Communist Party congress.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blasted Steve Bannon in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” saying the former White House chief strategist backs losing Republican candidates who are dividing and hurting the GOP. “That’s what this inter-party skirmish is about,” McConnell said. McConnell was hitting back — again — at Bannon, who has declared “a season of war” on the Republican political establishment and is recruiting primary challengers to Senate Republicans running for re-election next year. McConnell responded last week during an appearance in the Rose Garden with Donald Trump: “You have to nominate people who can actually win.
A woman and her two children have been arrested in Long Island in connection to seven armed robberies, all of which took place over the last month. Deborah Salvatore, 55, and her children, Rick Mascia, 25, and 31-year-old Lauren Mascia, are accused of robbing a number local establishments: Two Family Dollar locations, two Dunkin Donuts, one Dollar Tree and the same Carvel twice. The most recent robbery was at a Dunkin Donuts on Oct. 21, and it initially didn't go as planned: Rick entered alone and said he wanted to buy a donut, but the cashier replied, "We’re about to close, so you can have the doughnuts for free," recounted another employee to the New York Post.
Every year, New Yorkers and their beloved canine pals embark on a time-honored tradition: The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. While there are usually several holiday events involving dogs in costumes as a walk up to Halloween, the Tompkins Square parade in Manhattan is one of the best-known.
Catalan separatists Monday threatened "mass civil disobedience" if Madrid carries out threats to depose their leaders, as tensions mounted over a bid to sever the region from Spain. Madrid stood firm on its plans to replace the government of the semi-autonomous region whose inhabitants voted "Yes" in a banned independence referendum on October 1. Catalonia's separatist parties, in turn, called a special session of the regional parliament for Thursday to devise a response.
Regulators in Oregon have shuttered a day care after a second baby died there in as many years, an unprecedented number of deaths at a single day care center for the state. Authorities said the 10-month-old boy died two days after he was found not breathing at Broadway Children's Center in Portland on Oct. 4. Oregon has recorded eight deaths at licensed day cares since 2007, according to the Office of Child Care.
For more news videos visit Yahoo View. Bill O’Reilly says the recent New York Times report that he settled a sexual harassment suit for $32 million shortly before Fox News offered him a $100 million contract extension is “false, defamatory” and “another
By Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they captured Syria's largest oil field on Sunday, pressing their assault against Islamic State in the east of the country. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they took al-Omar field on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river in the early hours. "Our forces managed to liberate the fields without notable damages," said Lilwa al-Abdallah, spokeswoman for the offensive in Deir al-Zor province.
Donald Trump is offering at least $430,000 of his own funds to help defray the legal costs of aides amid federal probes into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. Trump pledged the funds after news surfaced that the Republican National Committee has paid approximately the same amount in legal fees for Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., Axios and The Washington Post reported.
Had the U.S. built the Montanas, they likely would have had similar post-war careers to those of the South Dakotas. Because of their speed, the Iowas were more useful at every job except fighting other battleships. Having built the ships in the late 1940s, the USN would have sold them for scrap in the early 1960s. In the early 1940s, the U.S. Navy still expected to need huge, first rate battleships to fight the best that Japan and Germany had to offer.
Actor Tom Hanks recommends this: Brush up on your history. Hanks, who has been described as “Hollywood’s top history buff,” spoke of the importance of learning from the past as a way to navigate the complexities of the present. “Let’s have that discussion, let’s have that be part and parcel to an ongoing re-examination about what is taught about [America’s founding],” Hanks said. “But the destruction, the destruction is anti-social, period, the end.
A British man has been sentenced to three months in prison in Dubai for touching a man's hip in a bar, according to campaigners. Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was arrested in July over the incident in which he said he put his hand on a man's hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar. After his arrest for public indecency he lost his job and was told he could have faced up to three years in jail.
The dramatic weight loss of a severely chunky golden retriever mix could be an inspiration to people caring for overweight pets. Obesity is a real problem for cats and dogs in the United States, and extra pounds can lead to serious health issues and a lower quality of life. Strudel had just come into the care of dog rescue group Hearts for Hounds, where she ended up after the death of her elderly owner.
When Xi Jinping warned against "pleasure seeking" in a stern message to the Communist Party congress last week, the audience included few women and some notable absentees -- officials ousted by graft scandals involving illicit affairs. The scene was a reminder that China's leadership remains a man's world, where women have been excluded from the highest echelons of power and men have abused their positions in sex-for-favours scandals. Since the Communists took power in 1949, under Mao Zedong who famously declared that "women hold up half the sky", no woman has ever risen to the top ruling council.
Police are working to identify a young boy whose lifeless body was found Friday evening after washing ashore on a quiet stretch of beach in Galveston, Texas
The “raisin weekend” stems from a gift — originally it was raisins, now it’s flour and shaving foam — traditionally given by first year students to their academic “parents” in gratitude for their guidance. Hundreds of students gathered to throw clumps of foam at each other, and it was all in the name of university tradition. The practice dates back around 600 years, and the name derives from when new students would offer a handful of raisins to older students in exchange for showing them around the university. A more typical present these days might be a bottle of wine.
The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia. Speaking at an annual meeting of the region's defense ministers, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters that combat operations in Marawi were ending after troops recovered 42 bodies of the last group of militants. The siege had sparked fears the Islamic State group would influence, fund and strengthen local militant groups as it was losing ground in Syria and Iraq.
WASHINGTON ― Office of Management and Budget chief Mick Mulvaney suggested on “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump could back a bipartisan deal on making certain reimbursement payments to insurers if he also got other, smaller changes to the health care system. Asked if the deal between the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee ― Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) ― would hurt economic growth projections, Mulvaney was emphatic that it would not. Summoning the voice of Trump, Mulvaney said the president would accept making those payments if he got something in return.
By Stephen Kalin and Jonathan Landay RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The United States is concerned that Iran, a Shi'ite regional power, will take advantage of gains against IS in Iraq and Syria to expand the influence it gained after the U.S. invasion in 2003, something Sunni Arab rivals such as Riyadh also oppose.
Juliet Huddy, a former Fox News employee who accused Bill O’Reilly of sexually harassing her in 2011, said Monday that she’s still “terrified” of the network after the lengths it went to in order to protect him and discredit her. “You know that you’re just this one person that’s about to go up against literally a machine,” Huddy told NBC News’ Megyn Kelly, who herself has said she was sexually harassed during her time at Fox News by its then-chairman, the late Roger Ailes. The fear of retaliation “holds you back against taking action sometimes,” said Huddy, a one-time on-air personality at Fox News.
Joseph Orbeso, 22, and Rachel Nguyen, 20, missing for three months, were discovered in a remote canyon last week in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, their bodies interlocked in an embrace. Investigators from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department have characterized the deaths as a “murder-suicide.” But they have told relatives the deaths were a “sympathetic murder-suicide,” according to family members.
Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday.