A crowd of women joining the National Woman Suffrage Association, which was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in 1869. On Saturday, when as many as 2 million women — and men — take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and around the world for the Women’s March, they will be following in the footsteps of women who have marched for progressive causes and civil rights at least since the late 19th century. In 1862, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began working on Park Place in Manhattan across from City Hall, a street then known as Newspaper Row, to publish a periodical promoting suffrage for women.
A local family spent Saturday afternoon delivering yesterday’s news to some of the participants attending the Women’s March on Washington. Bota’s shop, News World, is about four blocks away from the White House, and he told Yahoo News he wanted to give away the papers from Obama’s swearing-in as a gift to the marchers. Most of them are Obama supporters in a sense, so just so they can feel like it was worth their time,” Bota explained.
A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands. The mid-afternoon quake struck at a depth of 167 kilometers (103 miles) beneath the eastern province of Bougainville, where Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands meet in a continuous South Pacific archipelago, said Chris McKee, assistant director of Papua New Guinea Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby.
A bystander to a botched robbery at a Texas jewelry store was killed on Sunday, before one of the two robbers involved shot and wounded six other people while fleeing, police said on Sunday. The robbery took place at a Kay Jewelers outlet in the Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio, Police Chief William McManus said in a video posted on the city's Facebook page. The other bystander, who was licensed to carry a concealed firearm, shot and wounded the other suspect, who was later hospitalized, McManus said.
Two people were gored to death Sunday in a bull-wrestling festival in southern India, a report said, a day after a ban on the controversial sport was overturned. Several towns and villages in the southern state of Tamil Nadu celebrated the popular Jallikattu festival on Sunday after week-long protests prompted authorities to approve an executive order lifting a Supreme Court ban on it. The Supreme Court last year outlawed Jallikattu after a plea by animal rights groups, which have long accused those taking part in the event -- held annually across Tamil Nadu -- of cruelty to the animals.
An Australian scuba diver survived after a bull shark mauled him near the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland on Saturday. According to local reports, the man suffered injuries to his hand, chest and stomach after being aggressively attacked by the shark that resulted in significant blood loss. David Cameron, a flight paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service, said that the victim was free diving with a friend east of Murray Island in the Torres Strait when the bull shark attacked from behind.
Animal defense activists challenge police ahead of a bullfight, the first such event in four years, outside the Santamaria bullring in Bogotá, Colombia; thousands of refugees seek shelter from the European winter in warehouses and buildings near the railway
The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations from investigators that it continue. Transport officials from Australia, Malaysia and China met in the Western Australia state capital of Perth to greet the crew of Fugro Equator, who were ordered to return last week after the countries officially suspended the nearly three-year search for the plane in the Indian Ocean. The $160 million deep-sea sonar search off Australia's west coast failed to find any trace of the plane, which vanished March 8, 2014, on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
According to the report, a full 15% of households with broadband connections have gone back to TV via antenna exclusively. “Pay-TV subscriptions have dropped each year since 2014, falling to 81% of U.S. broadband households in Q3 2016,” Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research with Parks Associates, said of the data. It’s important to note that many of the cord cutters are likely not relying solely on their local broadcasters for content, but are instead embracing streaming services in place of their traditional cable or satellite options.
Gambians on Saturday anxiously awaited the departure of ex-president Yahya Jammeh to a life in exile, possibly in Guinea, after a deal with west African leaders headed off a regional military intervention. After marathon talks with Guinea's leader Alpha Conde and Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Jammeh accepted to hand over power peacefully to The Gambia's new President Adama Barrow, who is waiting in neighbouring Senegal for the strongman of 22 years to leave.
Reports and if you were based on Trump's own statements. During the transition he accused the intelligence community of conducting a political witch hunt. Trump also inflated his inaugural crowds at the CIA and open a new front with the press.
Journalist and author George Krimsky, who covered Charles Manson's arrest, the Lebanese civil war and dissident activity in the Soviet Union and co-founded a center for international journalists, has died at age 75. Krimsky, who lived in Washington, died Friday after a yearlong battle with lung cancer, his family said Saturday. Krimsky grew up in New York, California and Connecticut, where he graduated in 1960 from The Gunnery prep school.
Baltimore Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a car with two young children inside, according to reports. John Bowling, 37, is facing kidnapping charges and auto theft charges after he allegedly stole a mother’s car with her 4-year -old and 19-month-old in the backseat while she was unloading groceries on Thursday. Police immediately issued an Amber Alert for the two children who were eventually found a few blocks away within an hour, according to reports.
By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday said faulty batteries caused its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phones to catch fire and announced steps to avoid repeat incidents, as it tries to restore trust and regain momentum in the smartphone business. The announcement came more than three months after Samsung scrapped the short-lived competitor of Apple Inc's iPhones, wiping $5.3 billion off its operating profit in one of the biggest tech failures in tech history. While Samsung Electronics' mobile division is expected to have bounced back from the Note 7 failure during the fourth quarter, investors remained cautious about the outlook due to uncertainty about how the Note 7 fires would affect sales of future flagship devices.
This Saturday, the Powerball jackpot reached an estimated $153 million and the number continues to grow as there were no winners. The winning numbers for Jan. 21 were 23-25-45-52-67 with the Powerball of 02. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are picked by a computer.
Hungary was on Sunday mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy. The mass of flowers, candles and messages for the victims of Friday's tragedy continued to grow outside the children's school in central Budapest, which is getting ready to welcome students back on Monday. The tragedy occurred when the coach crashed into a bridge pillar on a motorway near the northern Italian city of Verona, then burst into flames.
Brazil's president said Saturday that he would wait to name a replacement for the Supreme Court justice who died in a plane crash until after the court reassigns a major corruption case he was handling. Justice Teori Zavascki was in charge of handling accusations against politicians in the "Car Wash" investigation, a multibillion dollar kickback scheme involving the state oil company Petrobras. President Michel Temer nominates judges to the Supreme Court, and typically a new justice would take over the caseload of the one he replaces.
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who is currently in exile in Russia for leaking classified information, has endorsed the relaunch of Lavabit, an encryption email service company that chose to shut down instead of complying with the order of authorities which Lavabit believed could compromise the private data of its users, a report said Friday. Lavabit had 410,000 accounts in September 2013, when it shut down after being confronted by federal law authorities in pursuit of Snowden. “The SSL key was our biggest threat,” Ladar Levison, the founder of Lavabit, explained to the Intercept, prior to the relaunch of the encryption service that has been modified with several privacy-enhancing features such as Dark Internet Mail Environment (DIME) standard that obscures the metadata on emails to prevent intelligence agencies from snooping on users' emails.
Syrian rebels are due to meet their war-torn country's government on Monday in the Kazakh capital Astana, in the latest push to end the conflict. Scheduled to begin at 0800 GMT, the planned face-to-face talks would be the first time armed rebel groups have negotiated with President Bashar al-Assad's regime since the conflict erupted in 2011. The talks have been welcomed by all parties in the war, but the two sides have arrived in Kazakhstan with apparently divergent ideas on their aim, and officials have cast doubt on whether they will in fact sit down at the same table.
Madonna made a surprise Saturday appearance at the Women’s March on Washington, the cornerstone of the massive worldwide protests following President Trump’s inauguration. “Are you still awake out there?” she asked the Washington, D.C., crowd.
The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted — except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying. Khatib and his family are the only occupants of the six-story building and they keep its main gate locked with a metal chain, fearing looters. At least this is our house and no one will ask us to leave," said Hasnaa, Khatib's wife.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents in Texas discovered 3,000 pounds of marijuana disguised as watermelons. The agency said it searched a shipment of fresh watermelons on Jan 17. and discovered that 390 of the "watermelons" were actually suspected
On January 21, thousands of women and men gathered for the Women's March on Washington as well as across the country. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Cher in Washington, D.C..
Iranian rescuers have removed three bodies from the rubble of a high-rise building in Tehran that collapsed after a fire, a fire department spokesman said on Saturday, as hopes of finding survivors trapped beneath the shopping mall were fading. "Because of rekindling fires and the extreme heat..., we feel that it is unfortunately unrealistic that anyone would survive, although our hope is that some may come out alive," fire department spokesman Jalal Maleki told state television. The television quoted Maleki as saying equipment used to locate survivors had not given any indications on the third day of rescue efforts.
Austrian police raided several addresses early Saturday as they grilled a suspected Islamic extremist thought to have been planning an attack, authorities said. "There were several raids on homes in Vienna and Lower Austria (state)," interior ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP. The 18-year-old man arrested on Friday evening in Vienna was meanwhile being questioned, Konrad Kogler, national security chief, said on public radio.