Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. The Maddin case had been mentioned by a number of Democratic senators during Monday’s hearing, But Franken invoked the story more pointedly and in cinematic detail.
On Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.
A man is under arrest in connection with the deaths of two teenagers whose bodies were found on the shoulder of a rural Colorado road. Gustavo Marquez, 19, was arrested Sunday and was being held in jail Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and child abuse resulting in death. The bodies of Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, were found March 12 by a passing driver about 20 miles south of Colorado Springs near Pikes Peak International Raceway.
Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android.It has been eight days since Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. Police and Thomas' family believe her teacher, Tad Cummins not only kidnapped the teen but that the pair may now
If you're located in certain countries in the Eastern Hemisphere, on Tuesday you may have discovered a colorful flower illustration when you logged into Google. The Google Doodles on landing pages in India, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan were joining millions of people in celebrating Nowruz, or the Iranian New Year. Nowruz, which you pronounce no-rooz, is an international holiday that occurs each year on or around the vernal equinox, according to Vox.
Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru’s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. Peru’s government said that 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the El Niño climate pattern.
At his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say when or whether President Trump will present evidence for the claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on March 15, Trump promised “some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks” when he was asked about the claim.
A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits. Park managers at the Temple of Heaven, an expanse of imperial landmarks in the capital, spent three years testing ways to foil the toilet looters, including fingerprinting and laser sensors, before they settled on the new technology, which was introduced over the weekend. Then the machine dispensed their individual allotment of 60 cm (23 inches) of toilet paper.
Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. "The pilot came, and said, 'Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is,'" McConnaughy said Tuesday. A little boy, one of seven passengers on the Ravn Alaska commuter flight Sunday from the Alaska village of Aniak to Anchorage, was climbing on his seat when he spotted the slumbering snake.
Judge Neil Gorsuch referred to the Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage decision as “settled law,” using a stronger phrase than he has for other legal precedents. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., asked Gorsuch to explain how his views on marriage equality have changed since 2004, when the George W. Bush administration was pushing for ballot initiatives that banned the practice in states. Gorsuch replied that sharing his “personal views” would send a misleading signal to the American people that he might be inclined to rule one way or another on future cases that come up on the subject.
Passengers on some U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is expected to be announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials said, adding that it had been under consideration since the U.S. government learned of a threat several weeks ago. A source said the rule would cover around eight to 10 foreign airlines.
"You've got a young lady who was arrested on the statement of a 17-year-old kid with no corroborating evidence," Sarah Fowlkes' lawyer Jason Nassour told NBC 5. Cops say she had "sexual contact" with a 17-year-old student. Fowlkes is a teacher of anatomy and physiology at Lockhart High School, near Austin, Texas.
Brasília (AFP) - The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban. Another ban on Brazilian meat imposed by Chile sparked fears of a trade spat between the two South American partners. A charm offensive by President Michel Temer, who even invited foreign ambassadors to a traditional meat restaurant in the capital Brasilia late Sunday, failed to calm importers.
The company building the Dakota Access pipeline said Monday that the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent "coordinated physical attacks" along the line. The filing cited those threats for redacting much of the rest of the 2½-page report, but ended: "These coordinated attacks will not stop line-fill operations. The company has maintained the pipeline, which will move oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil field more than 1,000 miles across four states to a shipping point in Illinois, will be safe.
The Buddhist island has claimed the top spot for the first time in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, published Tuesday, March 21, crowning the year's best travel destinations.Despite being a popular travel hotspot for many years, Bali makes its
ABC News' Alex Perez joins from the scene of the fire that destroyed multiple homes in Overland Park, Kansas. Embarrassed that were sort of flying through the neighborhood in the air.
President Donald Trump’s immigration policies may have an impact on the Virginia winery run by his son Eric. The vineyard is seeking 29 foreign workers to help plant and cultivate vines and perform other chores. Since Trump announced his presidential bid in June 2015, Trump-related companies have sought to bring at least 286 foreign workers into the United States, several of whom work at Trump's Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in Palm Beach, Florida, BuzzFeed reported.
A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the recent killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal's horn — the zoo has started to remove the horns from its 21 rhinos as a precaution. With rhino horns considered a cure in Asia for everything from cancer, colds and fevers to high blood pressure, hangovers, impotence and other ailments, poachers have decimated rhino populations in Africa and elsewhere. The attack at the Thoiry Zoo earlier this month was a warning sign for zookeepers around the globe that poaching could be spreading beyond the killing fields of Africa and Asia.
Judge Neil Gorsuch said he was never asked by President Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Gorsuch on the second day of his confirmation hearing if the president had ever made Gorsuch promise to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.
China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China seized the shoal, which is northeast of the Spratly islands, in 2012 and denied access to Philippine fishermen. Earlier this month, Xiao Jie, the mayor of what China calls Sansha City, said China planned to begin preparatory work this year to build environmental monitoring stations on a number of islands, including Scarborough Shoal.
A Tennessee teen, who has been missing for more than a week, had an inkling something bad was going to happen when she left the house last Monday, further complicating a case that has yet to produce credible leads. Elizabeth Thomas, 15, said she was leaving the house March 13, but that if she wasn’t home by 6 p.m., someone should call the police, her brother told HLN news. “She didn’t think she was going to be gone that long, I guess, because she did expect to be home by dinner that night,” James Thomas told HLN Tuesday.
Israel's military chief said on Tuesday that Hezbollah's military commander in Syria, reported dead last year, was killed by members of his own Lebanese Shiite group. Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, speaking to a security conference, said intelligence had led Israel to the conclusion and matched previous reports. Hezbollah itself has said Mustafa Badreddine, who was on a US terror sanctions blacklist and wanted by Israel, was killed in an explosion in May 2016 near Damascus international airport.
Tourists used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. After having nearly a thousand coins removed from its stomach in a four-hour operation two weeks ago, the turtle — nicknamed "Omsin," or "Piggy Bank," — died Tuesday. The story attracted international media attention, and a public clamor to ease Omsin's plight ensued.
Little kids have 10 times the energy most adults have. Put them in contact with a famous person, and anything can happen. MountainButorac, a Catholic blogger, recently took his goddaughter to see Pope Francis II in Rome. And the lucky little one didn
The man responsible for the rise of Android hasn’t been a Google employee in years. The company just lost $100 million in funding, and it looks like Apple is to blame. In a report on the matter, The Wall Street Journal explains that SoftBank Group just scrapped a $100 million investment in Essential just as final contracts were being drawn up.