The Combined Joint Task Force gives an assessment of casualties from the U.S. coalition's operations against the militant group since 2014.Disputed number »
President Trump was here to celebrate the achievements of his first 100 days in office, but first, he had a few words to say about the news media — more than a few words, actually. Taking the stage at a farm expo center here before a packed crowd of several thousand people in a key swing state he won last November, Trump spent the first quarter of his speech — nearly 15 minutes — railing against the “incompetent, dishonest” media that he claimed had been “purposely negative” about his first months in office. “If the media’s job is to be honest, they deserve a big, fat failing grade,” Trump declared in a scathing rant that prompted his supporters to turn around and boo reporters on the scene to cover his remarks.
Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android.A man and woman were arrested Sunday in connection with a motel shooting that police believe was part of a cross-city rampage throughout the Los Angeles suburbs — killing
A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media. "A commission of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces is investigating the causes of the accident." The majority of planes flown in Cuba were produced in the Soviet Union.
When comedian Samantha Bee announced in late January that she would be holding an alternative White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it was not yet clear that President Trump would not attend the actual dinner itself. By the time the weekend rolled around, though, Trump’s decision not to attend the official event — coupled with the White House Correspondents’ Association’s aggressive reorientation of their dinner around the group’s role as a defender of the First Amendment and grantor of scholarships to student journalists — gave Bee’s “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” a different flavor. The TBS star’s midafternoon black-tie cocktail party and taping of the special episode of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” was held at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall near the Washington Mall on Saturday.
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. The drug, normally a surgical sedative, was first used by Florida in 2013 as part of that state's lethal injection protocol after drugmakers began clamping down on the use of other drugs such as sodium thiopental or pentobarbital. Midazolam has also been used in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Oklahoma.
A pilot for Delta Airlines returned to work after he was caught on video hitting passenger last week at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Delta defended the pilot, saying he was trying to break up the fight. “We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson for the company told E! Online and TMZ in a statement Saturday.
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over nine-month state of emergency that has followed last July's failed coup. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey since 2003 as premier and now president, narrowly won the April 16 referendum on enhancing his powers which supporters believe will lead to better government but critics say creates one man rule.
Conservative author Ann Coulter discusses the state of the First Amendment with Berkeley Professor Robert Reich.
Mark McOmie, Standefer's uncle, said in a Facebook post that the family is waiting to comment until the body is formally identified. Standefer and his grandmother LouAnn Merrell, 62, went missing in the Arizona park on April 15.
Donald Trump has marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on healthcare and taxes, while attacking the media for allegedly misleading Americans. To supporters at an evening rally in Pennsylvania, he promoted American power and patriotism while emphasising such priorities as American manufacturing, better trade deals for the US and a still-to-be defined tax cut plan. Mr Trump's 100th day events were set in a politically important state that he won with 48 per cent of the vote.
Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android.In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Vice President Mike Pence tells Chuck Todd that the White House's tax reform plan will lead to growth, but deficits could grow
Three tornadoes were confirmed by the U.S. National Weather Service in Canton, a city about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Dallas in Van Zandt County. The winds flipped over cars, snapped trees, destroyed houses and left roads strewn with debris and fallen power lines, according to photographs and video published by the Dallas Morning News. "We have at least four fatalities," Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett said at a news conference on Sunday, adding that number could rise.
By Ahmad Sultan MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) - In his first public speech since signing a peace deal with the Afghan government, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords on Saturday called for the Taliban to stop fighting and begin negotiations. "I invite you to join the peace caravan and stop the pointless, meaningless and unholy war," Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said to a gathering of his followers and Afghan politicians in Laghman province, east of the capital, Kabul. "I want a free, proud, independent and Islamic Afghanistan," he said.
A federal judge has ordered the Arkansas authorities to conduct an autopsy on the body of an executed inmate whose lawyer described his death as "horrifying," including jerking and convulsions during his lethal injection. Judge Kristine Baker of the US Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued the order late Friday, less than 24 hours after the state executed the 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer Kenneth Williams. Arkansas officials had said the compressed timeline was necessary because the state's stock of a sedative used in the lethal injection, midazolam, was set to expire at the end of April.
California is the favorite destination for technology and automotive companies to test out their self-driving technology — around 27 companies are testing their self-driving vehicles in the state. On Friday, some companies invested in the technology — including tech giant Apple — petitioned the state to consider changing its proposed rules.
Officials at the Marine Corps' training base in South Carolina say half of 24 hazing complaints investigated since 2014 have been confirmed. The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2oKf3TG) that documents obtained through a public records request show the complaints involve all four of Parris Island's training battalions. One investigation found a "staggering level of misconduct" and recommended three Marines for courts-martial after trainees reported being choked, hit in the face, kicked in the stomach, and slammed into walls by their drill instructors in February 2015.
3D printing has slowly gone from a curious novelty to a totally viable option for creating all kinds of useful things, from chocolate to athletic shoes, and now MIT has invented a way to use the technology to print buildings, too. Given that most 3D printing takes place inside a sealed box, it might be a bit hard to imagine exactly how a structure could be built in such a way, but as you’ll see it can most definitely be done. The peculiar system is essentially a robotically-controlled arm that sprays an expanding foam which dries hard — kind of like the gap-filling foam you’d buy at a hardware store.
Thousands of people across the U.S. are marching on President Donald Trump’s hundredth day in office to demand action on climate change. In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in sweltering heat. Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country.
The show was the Not the White House Correspondents Dinner, hosted by Samantha Bee and put on by TBS. Bee announced she’d be holding Not the White House Correspondents Dinner even before U.S. President Donald Trump announced he wouldn’t be attending the real thing. Trump, who has an openly adversarial relationship with the press, demonstrated that everyone is not, in fact, on the same side, and the WHCD, in its newest, Trump-less iteration, quickly became a reminder of that.
President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday welcomed an offer by Pope Francis for Vatican mediation in crisis-torn Venezuela but opposition leaders rebuffed the overture. "Dramatic news on the worsening of the situation in Venezuela keeps coming in with numerous deaths, injuries and prisoners," the pontiff said before a crowd of 70,000 attending weekly prayers in Saint Peter's Square. "United in sorrow with the families of the victims... I issue a sincere appeal to the government and all sectors of Venezuelan society to avoid all forms of violence henceforward," said the pontiff.
Martin took $300 out of a joint bank account he shared with his wife about 45 minutes later, police said. The next day authorities reported that Martin's vehicle was found near the lake. A "suicide note," the same one Martin texted to his wife, was found on the seat on the seat of his car, according to reports.
By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
The former US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden has described the moment he claims he shot the al-Qaeda leader dead. Robert O’Neill, who claims to have fired the fatal bullets, has for the first time published a detailed account of the mission that lead to the 9/11 mastermind being gunned down in a secure compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011. In a dramatic extract from his new book, The Operator, published in the Mirror, the former Seal described the moment he fired two shots at Bin Laden and “split open” his head.
To say Fyre Festival didn’t go well would be an understatement. A day after festival goers flew home from the Bahamas, organizers issued an apology on their website. Cofounders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule “simply weren't ready for what happened next, or how big this thing would get,” the statement said.
Airstrikes struck a center of Syria's rescuers known as the White Helmets in a rebel-held area in the country's center, killing eight volunteers, opposition activists said Saturday. The volunteers have often been targeted by government airstrikes, in what are known as 'double tap' attacks, as they work to rescue others. The local White Helmets in the central Hama province said an air raid on one of their centers in Kfar Zeita killed eight members of the team.