The Republican tax plan "does not just fail to lift economic growth meaningfully, it adds significantly to the nation's fiscal problems," says Mark Zandi.Won't become law, he says »
"This is an extremely unusual case for Galveston Island, and the circumstances surrounding this death grow more and more suspicious as time goes on," the department wrote on Facebook. According to Joshua Schirard, operations bureau commander at the Galveston Police Department, this case is particularly unusual because the vast majority of drownings that occur on Galveston beach are reported by someone accompanying the victim. Anyone with information relevant to the case is being urged to call the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702 or Galveston County Crimestoppers at 409-763-8477.
“He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” Myeshia Johnson told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday, referring to the presidential condolence call that ignited a weeklong controversy. “How could you say that to a grieving widow?
Chinese president Xi Jinping declared an era of national rejuvenation in a speech that garnered 1.5 billion virtual claps on a virtual applause app released in conjunction with the Communist Party congress.
A prominent journalist at Russia’s top independent radio station was stabbed in the neck on Monday after a spate of recent attacks and threats against Russian media. The attacker, identified as 48-year-old Boris Grits, was apprehended. The radio station is one of few Russian media outlets that have been critical of the Russian government, reports The New York Times.
O’Reilly speaks out after the bombshell New York Times report said that the now-former Fox News host reached a $32 million settlement one month before 21st Century Fox renewed his contract.
For more news videos visit Yahoo View. Bill O’Reilly says the recent New York Times report that he settled a sexual harassment suit for $32 million shortly before Fox News offered him a $100 million contract extension is “false, defamatory” and “another
John Craig was free diving off the coast of Shark Bay in Western Australia on Friday afternoon, when he suddenly found himself alone — and stalked by a tiger shark. By the point Craig managed to get his spear free, the boat had drifted away.
Because of the huge success of the 911 R, Porsche suddenly has a renewed focus on cars that are built especially for enjoyment on the road, not all out times on the track. The new 911 GT3 is available with a touring package, which removes the rear wing and can only be optioned with the manual gearbox. It's actually inspired by the original 1968 model of the same name, so the T stands for Touring, and Porsche has focused on taking weight out of the Carrera.
Pope Francis on Sunday called for constructive dialogue in Kenya where he said he was following the situation with "close attention" over disputed elections. "I am paying close attention in these days to Kenya, which I visited in 2015," Francis told pilgrims and tourists gathered for the Angelus prayer. In a shock decision, Kenya's Supreme Court overturned the August election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta over his opposition leader Raila Odinga, citing "irregularities" in the transmission of the results.
A woman and her two children have been arrested in Long Island in connection to seven armed robberies, all of which took place over the last month. Deborah Salvatore, 55, and her children, Rick Mascia, 25, and 31-year-old Lauren Mascia, are accused of robbing a number local establishments: Two Family Dollar locations, two Dunkin Donuts, one Dollar Tree and the same Carvel twice. The most recent robbery was at a Dunkin Donuts on Oct. 21, and it initially didn't go as planned: Rick entered alone and said he wanted to buy a donut, but the cashier replied, "We’re about to close, so you can have the doughnuts for free," recounted another employee to the New York Post.
Melania Trump is apparently lonely, obsessed with Michelle Obama and a bit racist -- at least that's the story according to acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In a new short story commissioned for and by The New York Times Book Review, Adichie imagined an exchange between the first lady, whom she refers to as "Mrs. T" in the text, and her black Pilates instructor, Janelle. The micro-novel is titled Janelle Asked to the Bedroom, and paints Trump as a forlorn, reluctant first lady and wife of a president who expresses unease with her political fame.
Every year, New Yorkers and their beloved canine pals embark on a time-honored tradition: The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. While there are usually several holiday events involving dogs in costumes as a walk up to Halloween, the Tompkins Square parade in Manhattan is one of the best-known.
On the heels of devastating wildfires that killed more than 40 people in Northern California earlier this month, Southern California is now on high alert for fire danger. Nearly all of Southern California has been placed on a red flag warning through Wednesday, as weather conditions ― including high winds, low humidity and record-breaking heat ― make the region particularly susceptible to wildfires. Cal Fire has increased staffing in the area, bracing for any fires that might come.
Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday.
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, knocking out the entire electrical grid and leaving more than 60 percent of residents without running water, Yahoo News joined Megan Vazquez, who works in the IT department at Yahoo, as she traveled to the island to visit her family in the aftermath of the storm.
A 13-year-old boy fatally shot a 10-year-old friend with a crossbow and wounded the victim’s younger brother as the boys played in a neighborhood treehouse in Oklahoma on Saturday evening, law enforcement officials said. Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Dougherty, speaking at a press conference on Monday, said some kind of “disagreement” occurred among the boys just before the weapon went off. The teenager is in custody at a juvenile detention center as an investigation continues.
A Mexican national who touched off a debate on illegal immigration when he fatally shot a woman on a San Francisco pier fired the gun on purpose, a prosecutor said Monday in her opening statement at his trial. Deputy District Attorney Diana Garcia showed jurors the handgun that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate is accused of firing and said a ballistics expert will testify that the only way to fire it is to pull the trigger. Garcia Zarate's lawyer, Matt Gonzalez, countered that his client did not know he had picked up a gun when he reached under a bench and found something wrapped in a T-shirt.
When Haider al-Abadi was tasked with forming a new Iraqi government in August 2014, just weeks after a lightning offensive by the Islamic State group, many believed he would fail. Three years later, the stocky prime minister with a close-cut white beard has transformed what many in Iraq considered "mission impossible" into a success story. "The standard view of Abadi was that he was indecisive, weak and bit too conciliatory for Iraqi politics," says Fanar Haddad, a research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore.
Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns investment firm Kingdom Holding, expressed skepticism about cryptocurrencies in an interview with CNBC on Monday, warning that bitcoin was like "Enron in the making". Prince Alwaleed, whose company invests in major U.S. companies such as Citigroup and Twitter, said a lack of regulation made such cryptocurrencies risky. It's Enron in the making," he said, referring to the U.S. energy company that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 after revelations of a widespread accounting fraud.
In a nod to his nationalist agenda and tough line with rogue state North Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is almost ubiquitously described as a hawk. Abe’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party coalition emerged from Sunday’s ballot in control of 312 seats in the 465-member Lower House, restoring his two-thirds “supermajority” and putting the 63-year-old on course to become Japan’s longest-serving post-World War II leader. It’s not the first time Abe has risen from the political ashes — he resigned after a tumultuous year in the charge in 2007 — and his victory injects new impetus into longstanding plans to amend the East Asian nation’s U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution.
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) was right to call former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon a white supremacist, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) contended on Sunday. “I agree that Steve Bannon is a white supremacist, and [senior White House adviser] Stephen Miller seems to be. Brown’s comments come after Wilson, who is black, charged that President Donald Trump’s attacks against her over a phone call he placed to the widow of a black soldier were racially motivated.
Animal shelters and veterinary offices have been posting photos and videos of numerous heartwarming reunions between pet owners and the animals they feared were lost forever. “It’s harder to find cats in that kind of stressful situation,” Karen Blount, a veterinarian at Windsor Animal Hospital in Santa Rosa, told HuffPost. Jennifer Trabucco told HuffPost that she and her husband noticed smoke pouring into their Santa Rosa home at around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 9.
A British man has been sentenced to three months in prison in Dubai for touching a man's hip in a bar, according to campaigners. Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was arrested in July over the incident in which he said he put his hand on a man's hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar. After his arrest for public indecency he lost his job and was told he could have faced up to three years in jail.
Another month, another onslaught of new additions -- and titles being taken away -- on Netflix. In November, a lot of the additions will be Netflix Originals -- the second season of "Lady Dynamite," the final season of "Longmire" and the Sundance breakout
Joseph Orbeso, 22, and Rachel Nguyen, 20, missing for three months, were discovered in a remote canyon last week in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, their bodies interlocked in an embrace. Investigators from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department have characterized the deaths as a “murder-suicide.” But they have told relatives the deaths were a “sympathetic murder-suicide,” according to family members.