“I’m spending a lot of time thinking about what is the most important thing I can do for my next job,” Obama said Monday while leading a panel discussion on community organizing and civic engagement at the University of Chicago. Obama said “political gerrymandering” in Washington is preventing the country from tackling problems like economic inequality, a broken criminal justice system and climate change. “All those problems are serious,” Obama said.
“Probably not very far,” said attorney Thomas Demetrio when asked on Monday’s “Today” show how far an apology from United CEO Oscar Munoz would go. Demetrio said he was not negotiating with United but that he had accepted a new client in the woman whose interaction with an American Airlines flight attendant went viral over the weekend.
Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android.President Trump lost his first fight over health care and Monday night he appeared to back off threats to force Democrats and Republicans to pay for the border wall. Fmr.
Arkansas executed two death row inmates Monday night, making it the first state since 2000 to carry out back-to-back executions in one day. Jack Harold Jones, 52, and Marcel Wayne Williams, 46, were both convicted of murder and rape. The Arkansas Department of Corrections administered lethal injections to the inmates.
President Trump reportedly backed off his demand that Congress include a down payment for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded. Republican lawmakers have urged the president to focus on border security in general instead of the wall, which Democrats have called a poison pill that would cause them to reject the bill and shut down the government. Trump told a group of conservative reporters he invited to the White House on Monday that he was open to getting funding for the wall in September when Congress debates the 2018 budget, the Associated Press reported.
Neville Smith was charged with assault, vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test after cops say he crashed into a Honda being driven by Vanessa Raghubar while her sister, Maria, and Maria’s boyfriend, Justin Harricharran, were in the backseat. Smith rear-ended the group as he merged onto the Van Wyck Expressway shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, according to CBS New York. “It is very sad that a person of authority, a person who’s sworn to protect the people, was intoxicated and got himself involved in a situation like that,” said Ravi Rattan, the priest for the victims’ family, told reporters.
Twelve men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday. The men are thought to be among roughly 50 men who used explosives to blast into the vault of the Prosegur company in Ciudad del Este, then escaped into Brazil, Federal Police Inspector Fabiano Bordignon said. Paraguay's Interior Ministry later said three presumed members of the gang had been killed in a shootout with Brazilian federal agents in Brazil, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) north of Ciudad del Este.
Frito-Lay is voluntarily recalling its jalapeño-flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and jalapeño-flavored Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked potato chips over fears that the seasoning they used could have been contaminated with Salmonella. Frito-Lay's supplier recently recalled their seasoning blend, which included jalapeño powder that may contain Salmonella, an organism that can cause fever, nausea and abdominal pain in healthy adults, as well as more serious and potentially fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems.
North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group steamed toward Korean waters and as top envoys for North Korea policy from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Tokyo.
AL-MALIKIYAH (Syria) (AFP) - Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group. Turkey said it had carried out the strikes against "terrorist havens", vowing to continue acting against groups it links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). In northeast Syria, strikes targeting the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) -- who are leading the offensive against IS stronghold Raqa -- were reported to have killed 20 fighters.
On Tuesday, April 25, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings said a joint press conference that it appears Michael Flynn may have broken the law by not disclosing payments he received from Russia.
Chelsea Clinton was honored at a the ‘Variety’ Power of Women Luncheon in New York City Friday for her work with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which works to fight childhood obesity. Following a joke made by ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Vanessa Bayer at the expense of Clinton’s mother, former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the honoree delivered a powerful response. “Okay we have some pretty amazing honorees this afternoon: Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald, Tina Knowles, Shari Redstone and Chelsea Clinton.
Several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported. A team of archaeologists with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities uncovered the funerary complex during the ministry's ongoing excavations at the site. The funerary complex contains multiple tombs that were originally built for a man named Userhat, who was a judge in Luxor sometime during what modern-day archaeologists call Egypt's New Kingdom (1550–1070 B.C.) period, the ministry said in a statement.
It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform, but has found himself as president drawn into thorny geopolitical complexities aplenty in the first 100 days of his administration. The administration’s Syria policy and how to handle President Bashar Assad seesawed.
Data showing the actions of a woman in the days, hours and minutes leading up to her murder at her Connecticut home — including her movements logged on her Fitbit — will show her husband was allegedly behind the brutal killing, according to police. Connie Dabate, 39, was found shot dead in the Ellington home she shared with her two children and husband, Richard Dabate, on December 23, 2015. Richard Dabate, 40, told investigators that a masked man with a deep voice like “Vin Diesel’s” shot his wife and tied him up before he was able to burn the intruder with a torch, according to the warrant first obtained by the Harford Courant.
The wife of a Thai man who hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live said Wednesday her husband is the only person to blame and she bears no anger toward the social media site or the users who shared the horrific video. The video was livestreamed Monday evening and made inaccessible by Facebook late Tuesday afternoon. "I am not angry at Facebook or blaming them on this," Chiranut Trairat, 21, told The Associated Press.
After months of college application tasks and an anxious waiting period, high school seniors are starting to receive college acceptance letters. Many students may be relieved, but the hard work isn't necessarily over. Two current undergraduates recently shared their college decision strategies to help you prepare to pick a college before National College Decision Day on May 1.
The first round of French presidential elections dominated the headlines this weekend, but the world continued to spin miles away from Paris. In Ukraine on Sunday, an American paramedic working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was killed in eastern Ukraine when his vehicle hit a mine. This is the first death of an OSCE official in the war in Ukraine that has taken over 10,000 lives.
Venezuelan protesters planned a new march Wednesday against President Nicolas Maduro, defying his government despite the deaths of more than 25 people in an increasingly violent political crisis. Twenty-six people have died so far this month in violence around the protests, including four minors, according to Attorney General Luisa Ortega. Maduro put the figure at 29 deaths in a speech Tuesday evening, without giving details.
A new survey commissioned by Comcast has ranked apartment-dweller’s need for good internet, relative to other niceties like basic hygiene. The conclusion seems to be that good Wi-Fi and high-speed internet are viewed as being the most critical. Comcast probably commissioned this survey to show how relevant its brand is to millennials or something, but the only actual truth to be found is this: Comcast knows that you will put up with basically anything to get good internet, so it’s going to squeeze you for every last penny.
The dust is finally settling on the long-awaited Yahoo-AOL merger, but the new company won’t have a familiar face from Yahoo on board. Current Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will not join Oath, the joint company formed by the Yahoo-AOL merger, and plans to leave in June, USA Today reported. While Mayer was long expected to step away from Yahoo following the merger, her exact plans were indefinite.
Which is why this U.K.-registered Lamborghini Murciélago is a supremely elegant, and extremely orange, riposte to the fetishization of barely used supercars. Continued use means that its record as the highest-mileage modern Lamborghini in the world is unlikely ever to be beaten. The Murciélago belongs to Simon George, co-owner of a U.K. “supercar experience” company called 6th Gear Experience.
By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. “Yeah, it looks like it,” said Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Appropriations Committee member, when asked about the likelihood of a short-term extension.
As the search for a woman and her stepgrandson who vanished at the bottom of the Grand Canyon grows increasingly desperate, the last known photos of the duo have emerged. LouAnn Merrell, 62, and her stepgrandson, Jackson Standefer, 14, have been missing in the Arizona park since April 15. While search teams have yet to find the pair, they did find Standefer's backpack, which had a GoPro mounted on it.
The man charged in the kidnapping of a Tennessee girl acknowledged in California federal court that he is the suspect and agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall Newman ordered Tad Cummins held in the meantime as both a flight risk and a danger to the public. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hitt said Monday Cummins is a danger in part for "using his position of trust as a school teacher" and for having two guns in the vehicle when he and the missing girl were found Thursday at a remote cabin in far northwest California.