Allegations that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both high school students threatens to end his meticulous career path.Fate rests with several senators »
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has intervened in an ongoing investigation of his 2016 presidential campaign, ordering the declassification of portions of a secret application for surveillance of a member of his campaign as well as the release of text messages exchanged by FBI employees involved in the investigating of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump on Monday directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department to immediately declassify portions of the June 2017 FISA court application regarding former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The president also demanded the public release of text messages exchanged by former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, whose texts have provided regular fodder for Fox News and congressional Republicans intent on undermining special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
This is one in a series of 13 Yahoo News interviews with historians about defining moments in presidential leadership. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “Leadership in Turbulent Times” spoke to Yahoo News about FDR’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the “bank holiday” he declared almost immediately upon taking office in 1933, in the hope that doing so would stem the run on the banks and help stabilize the financial system.
The tropical storm known as Florence has unleashed torrents of rain on the Carolinas since last week, killing at least 23 people and prompting rescue efforts by water and air amid mass flooding. Thousands of National Guard soldiers and other emergency workers are carrying out search-and-rescue and recovery missions ― efforts that will likely continue for days to come. The Center for International Disaster Information, part of the U.S. Agency for International Development, suggests the easiest and most efficient way to help during almost any disaster is to donate funds to established relief organizations.
This is one in a series of 13 Yahoo News interviews with historians about defining moments in presidential leadership. Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House” spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11.
The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial markets and offices operating as normal. Super typhoon Mangkhut, with hurricane-force winds well over 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles/h), had barreled past the northern tip of the Philippines, killing at least 50 people. It then skirted south of Hong Kong and the neighboring gambling hub of Macau, before making landfall in China.
President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key committee vote set for this later week and a Republican on the closely divided panel said he's "not comfortable" voting on the nomination without first hearing from the accuser. The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, told The Washington Post in her first interview that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed at a Maryland party they attended in the early 1980s, clumsily tried to remove her clothing and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.
British diver Vernon Unsworth, who aided in the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a flooded Thai cave in July, sued Musk for defamation Monday in a federal court in Los Angeles. “Elon Musk falsely accused Vern Unsworth of being guilty of heinous crimes,” Unsworth’s attorney L. Lin Wood said in a statement. Before the soccer team’s rescue, Musk built a mini-submarine crafted out of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket part that he said could be used to ferry everyone out of the cave.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the emir of Qatar gave a luxury jumbo jet as a "gift" to Turkey, rejecting opposition claims the plane had been bought in a costly purchase for the presidency. In comments published Monday, Erdogan said Turkey had shown interest in buying the on-sale Boeing 747-8 plane -- reportedly worth around $400 million -- but Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani insisted on offering the plane as a gift. When the Qatar emir was informed of this he gave it as a gift, saying 'I won't take money from Turkey.
Volvo is the latest automaker to ask the U.S. government for an exemption from steep tariffs on Chinese-made SUVs, Reuters reported Friday. Buick asked trade officials in July for an exemption from a 25-percent tariff on its China-made Envision SUV earlier this year, although Volvo's interest in seeking relief from the measure is far greater. In August, the XC60 accounted for more than 31 percent of overall sales for Volvo, according to the automaker.
“I think that may be the point — to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball,“ Clinton wrote in a lengthy op-ed, published in The Atlantic. “The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy.
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who are facing off in the U.S. Senate race in November, both weighed in over the weekend on the fatal shooting of a black man by a white off-duty police officer in Dallas on Sept. 6. At a rally Friday night, O’Rourke agreed with those calling for the firing of officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed her neighbor, 26-year-old Botham Jean, after entering his apartment. Guyger claimed she mistakenly thought she was in her own apartment.
Whale watchers squeal with delight as three surfacing humpbacks leap out of the water almost simultaneously in rare triple breach right next to their boat.
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.
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.
Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday that the Syrian military had accidentally shot down a Russian military plane over Syria, but said it blamed the incident on Israel, the RIA news agency reported. The ministry had previously said that the plane had vanished from radar screens over Syria at the same time as Israeli and French forces were launching strikes on targets in Syria. On Tuesday, the ministry accused Israeli military planes of deliberately creating a "dangerous" situation near the Syrian city of Latakia -- which is close to a Russian air base where it said the Il-20 aircraft was preparing to land, RIA reported.
In the days before Hurricane Florence struck, officials and residents here scrambled in an effort to minimize the impact of flooding that the massive storm would bring. It was here that waters from Hurricane Matthew entered town in 2016, devastating entire neighborhoods. The makeshift wall ultimately could not withstand the powerful rains that have been unleashed by Florence, now a tropical depression.
A 26-year-old man who was killed in a shark attack off a Cape Cod beach had been a part-time engineering student who was engaged to be married and loved surfing and other outdoor activities, according to friends and school officials. Arthur Medici, of Revere, Massachusetts, was bitten by a shark Saturday while boogie boarding off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet and later died at a hospital.
For the last six years, we've seen what a recently formed electric car company led by an eccentric billionaire can do in the electric-vehicle space, but only recently have the established luxury automakers collectively determined that building dedicated electric cars is a worthwhile endeavor. Until now, we've only seen it wearing camo, but with the wraps officially off, we've got lots of information about the first of many electrified products Audi plans to introduce in the next six years. Some important stuff right away: The e-tron is a mid-size five-seat crossover that utilizes a heavily modified version of Audi's MQB modular platform.
Billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying Time magazine from the Meredith Corporation for $190 million, the company said in a news release Sunday. Meredith Corp. acquired Time on Jan. 31 as part of its $2.8 billion purchase of Time Inc. The company said the Benioffs’ acquisition of the magazine would be a personal purchase and would not be connected to Salesforce.com, where Marc Benioff is the founder and co-chief executive.
CNN host Anderson Cooper has hit out at Donald Trump Jr after the president’s son promoted an image purporting to show him giving a false impression of the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. On Twitter, Mr Trump shared an image of Mr Cooper standing in waist-deep flood water while a technician stood in much shallower water by a broadcast camera.
The only thing in the Carolinas having a good week is the polo shirt. As Tropical Storm Florence bore down on the region, the polo became a symbol of a sort of chesty watchfulness. CNN’s Anderson Cooper wore one.
“Melding cultural identities under a shared roof ... creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy — in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy — something we can all relate to,” Markle added.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday that Israel would keep acting against its arch foe Iran in Syria, after a Russian aircraft was accidentally downed there by Syria during an Israeli missile strike. Netanyahu also "expressed sorrow" over the deaths of the 15 Russian crew members onboard and said Israel would assist Moscow in the investigation.
The roar of a fan boat echoed through a flooded neighborhood on the south side of town Sunday afternoon as dozens of volunteer rescuers went door to door in search of residents who hadn’t fled the rapidly rising waters. With a mandatory evacuation order in place, the rescue teams found most homes in this neighborhood empty. At one, members of the New Orleans-based group Cajun Navy Relief encountered a woman hunkered down with multiple pets.