On the night Hillary Clinton made history by accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency, the world wasn’t just watching at home passively as it had in past elections, but speaking out and reacting in real time over social media. Data from Instagram, Twitter and other services also indicate which moments from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia resonated with the American people. For instance, the picture that Clinton shared of herself and President Obama embracing after he delivered an impassioned speech in support of her candidacy Wednesday night became the most-liked Instagram photo (146,000) from any candidate in this presidential race.
Muslims came from other parts of France for the service shared with Christians. The killing Tuesday of 85-year-old Rev. Jacques Hamel as he celebrated morning Mass sent shockwaves around France and deeply touched many among the nation's 5 million Muslims. The head of the main Muslim umbrella group, Anouar Kbibech, who attended Friday's gathering, reiterated a call for Muslims to visit churches on Sunday to show solidarity with Christians as they pray.
By Michael Fiala CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (Reuters) - A deadly blaze near California's Big Sur coast could widen to more than five times its current size and has destroyed some 60 homes, threatened hundreds of others and spurred mass evacuations, authorities said on Saturday. The so-called Soberanes Fire, which started on July 22 and is burning just south of the oceanside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, has roared through nearly 32,000 acres (13,000 hectares) of drought-parched chaparral, grass and timber in the Los Padres National Forest. The blaze is estimated to have a final size of 170,000 acres (265 square miles), according to California Interagency Incident Management Team 1, which is comprised of federal, state and local authorities.
UNICEF will continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite an attack on its convoy by Boko Haram Islamists, the UN children's agency has said. The jihadists ambushed a humanitarian convoy that included workers from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM while returning from Bama in northeast Borno state on Thursday, injuring several people, including two soldiers, and prompting UNICEF to temporarily suspend relief assistance to review the situation. "We are working at full strength in the Borno state capital Maiduguri," UNICEF Nigeria Representative Jean Gough said in a statement late Friday.
Two liberal groups filed a lawsuit in May challenging the laws, including a requirement that voters show photo identification. U.S. District Judge James Peterson agreed with arguments that the laws were enacted to benefit Republicans and make it harder for Democratic supporters to vote, and ordered a range of changes. Earlier Friday, a federal appeals court blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and included other provisions disproportionately affecting black voters.
GUWAHATI, India/DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 17 people have been killed by heavy rains and flooding in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, while at least 14 people have died in Bangladesh, with millions of people also displaced, officials said on Saturday. Persistent heavy rains this week have caused widespread disruption across South Asia, with at least 68 people killed in Nepal by flash floods and landslides. India's Interior Minister Rajnath Singh was due to visit Assam on Saturday and make an aerial survey and hold discussions with state officials about relief efforts.
Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food. The Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are safe and little scientific concern exists about the safety of those on the market. On Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
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An actress in Netflix’s wildly popular House Of Cards is at the center of a bombshell twist to a 15-year-old murder mystery. Babs Proller appeared in the hit Netflix series. The Washington Post reports that she supplied the bombshell information that led prosecutors to drop all charges against the man serving a 60-year sentence for the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy.
Last night, Ford sent out a whole batch of letters to prospective buyers of the 2017 GT. The folks at Ford GT Forum started uploading screenshots of their letters last night. Congratulations! You've been selected for the opportunity to purchase a new Ford GT!
Last week, the DNC saw thousands of emails leaked. It led to angry Bernie supporters protesting at the convention and accusations that Russia was attempting to influence the US elections using WikiLeaks as a catspaw. Now another leaker, Edward Snowden, has taken on WikiLeaks on Twitter, and it opens the door to looking at the ethics of leaking.
Dozens of families are trickling out of besieged rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo by way of safe-passage roads opened by the Syrian government and supervised by Russia, according to Syrian state media. State television showed images of what it described as civilians and about a dozen young opposition fighters who were surrendering to the government of Bashar al-Assad after it offered an amnesty to rebels who turned in their weapons over the next three months. Some two weeks have elapsed since the Assad regime closed off all access to the main road, and the situation of hundreds of thousands of civilians living in rebel neighborhoods has grown increasingly precarious as food stockpiles dwindled.
The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.6, was located 31 miles north of the island of Pagan, part of the sparsely populated Northern Mariana Islands volcanic archipelago. "Based on the depth of the earthquake a tsunami is not expected," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
In the celebratory atmosphere at the Democratic National Convention's final night, Senator Tim Kaine proudly showed the world that he is committed to this country and also that he loves balloons more than anything. Images and video clips from Thursday
The co-hosts discuss the Republican nominee's controversial statements. Today I showed some of the people I talked to at the DNC on Wednesday night and today I want to say just a little mock conversation with former speaker Nancy Pelosi and watch. Then Donald Trump that he should not be president of the united stay nose and he knows he tries to tell us every day perhaps one way or another.
China, Australia and Malaysia announced last week that the more than two-year-long hunt for the missing flight would be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, something expected by the end of the year. The debris, which was found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania, was analyzed by experts at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is heading up the search for the plane in a remote stretch of ocean far off Australia’s west coast. Several pieces of the doomed airliner have washed ashore in various spots around the southern Indian Ocean since it vanished more than two years ago with 239 people on board.
Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday included an encounter with 25 Christian Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust — a powerfully symbolic meeting that Poland's chief rabbi played a key role in orchestrating. Rabbi Michael Schudrich, a native of New York City whose grandparents all immigrated from Poland, had long hoped to see such a meeting in Poland between a pope and some of the remaining Poles who risked their lives during World War II to help and protect Jews. Yad Vashem in Israel has recognized 6,620 Polish gentiles who sheltered Jews among the so-called "Righteous Among the Nations." Today fewer than 240 in Poland are still alive.
A police officer and father of two is dead, and another cop is injured after they were shot in San Diego Thursday night. One suspect has been taken into police custody. Police said they were searching for additional suspects. The shooting happened after the two officers, both assigned to the gang unit, made a stop around 11 p.m. local time. The officers called for emergency cover and were shot multiple times, police said. One officer died from gunshot wounds. The second officer, also a husband and father, according to ABC affiliate KGTV, was hospitalized for surgery. San Diego police said this morning that he is expected to survive. Police did not say if the officers were ambushed. (GMA) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .
Around 90 migrants on Friday ended a days-long hunger strike they had staged at Serbia's border with Hungary in a bid to be allowed to continue their journey across the closed frontier, the UN refuge agency said. The migrants, mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan, arrived at the Horgos crossing at the weekend to protest against the closure of Hungary's border and tough new measures introduced this month to tighten security. According to their leader, some protesters had health problems due to the hot summer weather while also the "response to their demands was not what they have expected," a spokeswoman for UNHCR in Serbia told AFP.
Some employers are on board with this, with nearly a third saying they strongly support their employees continuing on the job after age 65, according to a Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies and Harris Poll survey of 1,022 business executives and 4,550 workers at for-profit companies that employ 10 or more workers. Here's how employers say they perceive workers age 50 and older. Many older workers have spent decades in their industry.
Screens displaying flight information and the public address system at Vietnam's two major airports were hacked with derogatory messages against Vietnam and the Philippines in their territorial row against China in the South China Sea. After the hacking Friday evening, authorities switched off the screens and the sound systems at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport and the Tan Son Nhat airport in southern Ho Chi Minh City, the online VnExpress said.
By Dustin Volz and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A committee that raises money for Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives confirmed on Friday it had been hacked in an intrusion possibly linked to Russian hackers, similar to an earlier breach targeting another Democratic Party group. In an incident that escalated concerns about the potential for Russian meddling in U.S. politics, Reuters first reported on Thursday that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing the hack at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC. "We are cooperating with federal law enforcement with respect to their ongoing investigation." The DCCC hack may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee, which raises money and sets strategy for Democratic candidates nationwide.
It was, as Clinton herself put it earlier in the week, the biggest crack yet in the glass ceiling. In the 240 years since the founding of the United States, countless other have joined the “first woman in America to” club. Laws, customs and prejudices can overlap and contradict, so a “first woman in America to…” list looks a lot like a “first white woman in America to…” list, at least when it comes to the firsts that were recorded at the time for posterity.
It could be the end of an era for one of aviation's most iconic airplanes, with Boeing hinting at the end of the production line for its double-decker 747 aircraft. In a post-earnings call with analysts this week, Boeing said “it's reasonably possible” that production could halt altogether if sales continue to plummet.
In their launch year, new or redesigned car, truck, SUV, and van models may have that special something that helps them delight owners, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.SM The study is based
The Colorado Springs Fire Department says that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had to be rescued from an elevator that was stuck between the first and second floors of a resort. In a statement released Saturday, the department says that it was called at 1:30 p.m. Friday to rescue about 10 people, including Trump, trapped inside the elevator at The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa resort. Trump and the others used the ladder to climb out of the elevator to the second floor.