In a letter obtained by Yahoo News, HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlines his plan to reallocate up to $266 million in funding to refugee support programs.$13.3 million cut from cancer research »
WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans agreed this week to hear from a woman who alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teens, but they’re resisting calls from Democrats to bring in additional witnesses. Testimony from just Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, won’t be enough, Democrats said Tuesday. “That’s simply inadequate, unfair, wrong, and a desire not to get at the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor.
In wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned of a less-than-obvious reason to avoid trekking through dangerous floodwaters: fire ants. Gadi Schwartz, an NBC News correspondent, took to Twitter on Monday to share horrifying footage of "millions and millions" of fire ants floating through the streets in North Carolina following the devastating rain that slammed the city over the weekend. As terrifying as it may seem, Schwartz's video hardly depicts a rare occurrence — floating fire ant balls pretty much crop up after any sort of major flooding.
President Trump has been widely condemned for his tweets last week claiming the death toll figures in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria were inflated by Democrats to make him look bad. 3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. ….GWU Research to tell them how many people had died in Puerto Rico (how would they not know this?).
Cody Wilson, a staunch advocate for developing and releasing plans for 3D-printed guns on the internet via his organization Defense Distributed, has been charged with sexually assaulting a child. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Travis County District Court on Wednesday, Wilson, 30, is accused of paying a juvenile female “under the age of 17” $500 to have sex with him at a hotel in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 15, a second-degree felony. Austin police say Wilson initially met the girl on the website SugarDaddyMeet.com where he operated under the alias “Sanjuro.” Wilson identified himself by name and arranged to meet for sex in subsequent conversation, according to a police search of the girl’s phone authorized by her parents.
Judy Cochran, a great-grandmother and mayor of a small town in Texas, finally got her gator.Three years ago, her miniature horse disappeared and she was certain an alligator had eaten the animal, which was about the same size as a Labrador
Russian President Vladimir Putin met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Moscow's Kremlin on Tuesday. (Rough cut. No reporter narration)
Lithuanian officials said that Walmart has agreed to remove Soviet-themed T-shirts from its online store after receiving complaints from Lithuania and two other Baltic nations. Rasa Jakilaitienė, spokeswoman for Lithuania’s foreign ministry, told HuffPost that her department received a letter from Walmart on Sept. 17 confirming that the retail giant will no longer sell products with emblems like the Soviet hammer and sickle. Walmart did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for confirmation about the new policy. It’s unclear when exactly the policy would go into effect.
This photographer has an incredible body of work after traveling the globe in to capture images of some of the world’s most beautiful of libraries. The photographer, from Florence, Italy, said that everything about these grand venues attracts him — from the simple smell of dust, leather and wood, to the pleasure of opening an aged book.
The ministry said that while Syrian anti-aircraft had mistakenly shot down the plane of a close ally, Israeli jets flying nearby had put the Russian jet in the path of danger, and it threatened to retaliate over what it called a hostile act. Putin told reporters: "It looks most likely in this case that it was a chain of tragic chance events, because an Israeli aircraft did not shoot down our aircraft. "As for retaliatory measures, they will be aimed first and foremost at further ensuring the safety of our military personnel and facilities in Syria.
Anita Hill on Wednesday said the Senate Judiciary Committee should “absolutely” honor Christine Blasey Ford’s request for an FBI investigation into her claims that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school
At least one livestock company has reported massive losses in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Sanderson Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry producers, said in a notice to investors Monday that at least 1.7 million of its chickens had perished in North Carolina after dozens of broiler houses and other facilities were flooded because of the storm. The company added that about 30 farms in the state ― housing more than 6 million chickens ― remained unreachable because of flood waters.
On Monday, President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. This comes on top of the $50 billion to $60 billion in Chinese import tariffs announced this March. China responded Tuesday, threatening to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods.
Authorities said they still don't know why an employee at a Wisconsin software company went to his office with a pistol and extra ammunition and began firing on his colleagues, seriously injuring several, before he was fatally shot by police. Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said the shooting happened Wednesday morning at WTS Paradigm. Foulke said four officers fired their weapons within eight minutes of getting the call, preventing more bloodshed.
Leah and Brandon Frick, of Pennsylvania, said they have been planning their North Carolina beachfront wedding in Outer Banks for nearly two years. The town issued a mandatory evacuation for the following morning, and guests had begun making preparations to leave.
Tesla confirmed Tuesday that US Justice Department officials were looking into possible criminal aspects of a seemingly spontaneous, and later aborted, announcement by chief executive Elon Musk on taking the electric automaker private. Tesla shares ended the formal Nasdaq trading day down 3.35 percent to $284.96. Tesla said it was confident the matter would be quickly resolved with the Justice Department.
After being teased since 2016, Audi finally revealed its new and completely electric SUV, the e-tron, in San Francisco on Monday. Volkswagen also announced Monday that the group intends to make 10 million electric vehicles in the first wave by investing $7 billion in EV production, and this Audi e-tron is just the first of the wave -- the Brussels plant is already producing 200 of these per day.
At Monday night’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, comedian Emily Heller made sure to send a nod and a wink in the direction of at least one of those red carpet photographers — in the form of her choice of handbag. Heller, who was nominated for her writing on Bill Hader’s comedy Barry, twirled and posed for the cameras while carrying a grey bag emblazoned with the logo. The inside joke: all photos have a grey watermark across them, just about where a handbag falls on a typical red carpet picture.
Israel's air force chief will on Thursday present findings in Moscow related to an incident in which a Russian military plane was downed off Syria's coast, Israel's military said. Israel on Tuesday blamed Syria, saying its anti-aircraft batteries "fired indiscriminately" and failed to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air. The army said Major-General Amikam Norkin and other senior officers would "present the situation report of the event regarding all aspects, including the pre-mission information and the findings of the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) inquiry." The incident initially appeared likely to cause friction between two countries that back opposing sides in Syria's complex civil war, with the head of the defense ministry in Moscow accusing Israel of indirectly causing it.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday that he planned to visit Seoul, the South Korean capital, in the “near future,” a dramatic diplomatic step that would be a first for Kim. Kim made the announcement during a three-day summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang that began Tuesday, the third such meeting this year. The pair met to discuss ongoing efforts to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons, improve diplomatic relations and formally end the Korean War.
As Florence battered the Carolinas this past week, dozens of heartwarming animal-rescue stories made national headlines ― dogs sprung from flooding homes, pets packed into a school bus, cats plucked directly from the water. An estimated 5,500 pigs and 3.4 million chickens and turkeys in North Carolina have died as a result of the storm, according to the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Estimates on how many farm animals have died were based on field assessments by emergency workers and veterinarians directly after the storm, Reuters reports.
The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa. Hours after Cristhian Bahena Rivera was arrested last month in Tibbetts' death, President Donald Trump declared that the farmhand had killed the "beautiful" young woman because of the nation's "disgraceful" immigration laws. The president recorded a video citing Tibbetts' slaying in his case for building a wall on the border with Mexico and adopting other policies intended to keep immigrants from entering illegally.
The family, which included the pregnant woman who is eight months along, her husband, their 2 kids ages 8 and 4, their 60-year-old uncle and a dog were all rescued by volunteers from Wild Florida, an airboat tour company from the Orlando area.
Searchers have already pulled over a dozen corpses from the mud and debris in the mining town of Itogon, and up to 40 more people could be entombed -- with very little hope they are alive. A roughly half-kilometre (third of a mile) stretch of hillside in the Cordillera range collapsed on dwellings used by small-scale miners and their families as the typhoon dumped a month's worth of rain in a matter of hours.
The investigation followed a Sports Illustrated report in February that described a culture in the Mavericks' front office "rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior". The findings of an independent investigation, carried out on behalf of the Mavericks by external law firms and overseen by the NBA, were published on Wednesday.