“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.
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.
The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago Department of Aviation on Monday released the officer's report of the incident, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Associated Press. The report reveals for the first time the officer's version of what happened aboard the plane at O'Hare International Airport on April 9.
Israelis stood silent and sirens rang out for two minutes on Monday as the country held its annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel in a speech at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial to mark the start of commemorations on Sunday night. Six Holocaust survivors lit torches at the memorial on Sunday night in memory of the six million Jews massacred by the Nazis during World War II.
Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android.Just miles away from death row in Arkansas, Genie Boren waits for the scheduled execution date of her husband’s killer, Kenneth Williams. Williams is one of the previously
Ann Coulter is now at the center of a civil rights lawsuit filed Monday against the University of California, Berkeley by students who say the school is violating their right to free speech by canceling the conservative pundit's speaking event on campus this week. The lawsuit marks the latest twist in a high-profile debate over whether Coulter will be allowed to speak Thursday at UC Berkeley, which has been known for decades as a bastion of free speech and tolerance and the birthplace of the 1960s Free Speech Movement. A legal team led by Harmeet Dhillon, a San Francisco attorney who is also a prominent California Republican, filed the case on behalf of the Berkeley College Republicans, who invited Coulter, and the Young America's Foundation, which is helping to organize and finance the event.
Maine police took some unlikely suspects into custody over the weekend after they were wreaking havoc in a woman’s garage and eating all her cat food. Louis and Mowgli are the names of the two pygmy goats apprehended by the Belfast Police Department Sunday morning. “I’ve never had passengers like that before,” arresting officer Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick told InsideEdition.com of his pygmy perps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Trump told reporters at the White House today that his proposed wall along the length of the U.S. border with Mexico is going to be built. His announcement comes as reports say funding for the construction of the wall may not be in the spending bill put forth by Congress this week.
Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday. Wells Fargo has struggled to right itself since September, when it reached a $190 million settlement with federal authorities over its sham accounts scandal. A Treasury Department agency found this month found the bank's board as early as 2005 had received "regular" reports that employee firings and internal ethics complaints were related to unethical sales practices.
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.
A 3-year-old boy died after a car's power window closed on his neck, according to an official. Everton Isay Romero Romero was pronounced dead at an Omaha hospital Friday, nearly one week after he became stuck in rear window of a vehicle, Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl said, according to The Associated Press.
The frigid region's shift to warmer and wetter conditions, resulting in melting ice around the region, may cost the world economy trillions of dollars this century, it estimated. The report by 90 scientists, including United States experts, urged governments with interests in the Arctic to cut greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. President Donald Trump doubts that human activities, led by use of fossil fuels, are the main driver of climate change.
Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez formally asked a court on Tuesday to dismiss his first-degree murder conviction now that he has died. Under a long-standing Massachusetts legal principle, courts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. Legal experts say the doctrine holds that it is unfair to defendants or their survivors if a conviction is allowed to stand before they had an opportunity to clear their names on appeal in case some kind of error or other injustice was determined to have occurred at trial.
Wheaton College is in mourning after a 19-year-old student was killed in a bizarre accident at a track meet.
In the latest salvo from North Korea, the country's state newspaper has likened an approaching U.S. aircraft carrier to a "gross animal" and threatened to sink the ship with one blow. Could North Korea really destroy an American aircraft carrier ? Yesterday, North Korea's state paper the Rodong Shinmun warned: "Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike." The warning was issued after it was revealed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was headed to the Korean Peninsula.
On Tuesday, the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight Committee said that the former national security adviser had likely broken the law by failing to seek permission to receive, and failing to disclose payments he received, from Russia and Turkey. “I see no data to support the notion that General Flynn complied with the law,” Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chair of the committee, said after a briefing on Tuesday. The other was a lobbying contract on behalf of the Turkish government, which ended around the time Flynn was appointed Trump’s national security adviser in November.
The move was seen by Estonian defence officials as a gesture underscoring Washington's commitment to its NATO partners. Rhetoric by US President Donald Trump, who called NATO "obsolete" shortly before he took office, deeply rattled the alliance's easternmost members bordering Russia.
Southeast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they gather in an annual summit in Manila this week, but a draft of a communique to be issued at the end of the meeting indicates they will adopt subdued language on a conflict that has increasingly alarmed Asian and Western governments. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has warmed once-frosty relations with China, hosts his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Saturday. The summits have spotlighted the escalating conflicts involving four ASEAN member states, Taiwan and China in recent years.