The new White House website that went operational just as President Trump was sworn into office has already been getting attention for signaling sharp changes in policy and rhetoric. But the most striking section may be its adulatory biography of the 45th president. It unabashedly touts Trump’s achievements in real estate, promotes his business, describes him as the author of a “classic” book, and portrays his election as president as miraculous. “Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story,” reads the Trump biography that was posted on the official whitehouse.gov website. “Throughout his life he has continually set the standards of business and entrepreneurial excellence, especially with his interests in real estate, sports, and entertainment.
Charles Brotman reenacts some of his announcing days, on Oct. 22, 2004. Charles Brotman, who announced every inaugural parade since President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s in 1957, was replaced by President Trump’s transition team this year.
A three-month-old baby has become the fifth victim of a deadly car rampage in Australia's second-largest city that left four others fighting for their lives and dozens injured. A 26-year-old man drove his car into pedestrians at a busy shopping strip in the heart of Melbourne on Friday, hitting numerous people and sending others running for cover. The infant died in hospital on Saturday evening, Victoria Police said.
“The tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed,” PTWC said. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center also said that there is no tsunami threat to Australia, according to Bloomberg. UPDATE: 1:35 a.m. EST — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has updated its forecast to say that the tsunami threat following a powerful quake only applies to the coasts of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. The 7.9-magnitude earthquake had struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea at 4:30 a.m. UTC (11:30 p.m. EST), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
China will prosecute the former mayor of the northern city of Tianjin for suspected graft, the state prosecutor said on Sunday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in his conviction. Dozens of senior people have been investigated or jailed since President Xi Jinping assumed power four years ago, vowing to root out corruption, warning, like others before, that the problem threatens the Communist Party's grip on power. The party announced in September the investigation into Huang Xingguo, who had been mayor of the important port city - about an hour from Beijing - since 2008.
Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts. Motorists headed to Mexico zipped by about 50 demonstrators at the Otay Mesa port of entry connecting San Diego and Tijuana, many of them honking to show support. The demonstrators waved signs to protest gas hikes and air other grievances against the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile as crews Saturday fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades. More than 450 square kilometers (175 square miles) were ablaze in the O'Higgins region -- an area roughly the size of Vienna or Tel Aviv. As fire and emergency crews were brought in, officials evacuated 200 people from the mostly rural area south of the capital Santiago.
An Australian scuba diver survived after a bull shark mauled him near the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland on Saturday. According to local reports, the man suffered injuries to his hand, chest and stomach after being aggressively attacked by the shark that resulted in significant blood loss. David Cameron, a flight paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service, said that the victim was free diving with a friend east of Murray Island in the Torres Strait when the bull shark attacked from behind.
Baltimore Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a car with two young children inside, according to reports. John Bowling, 37, is facing kidnapping charges and auto theft charges after he allegedly stole a mother’s car with her 4-year -old and 19-month-old in the backseat while she was unloading groceries on Thursday. Police immediately issued an Amber Alert for the two children who were eventually found a few blocks away within an hour, according to reports.
President Donald Trump questioned the more than 1 million people around the country who marched in protest of his presidency on Saturday and criticized the celebrities who joined the demonstrations. “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election!” Trump tweeted early Sunday. More than 1 million people joined marches in the United States, including hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March on Washington.
In striking comments, White House press secretary Sean Spicer used his first official statement on Saturday to castigate the media for what he claimed was “deliberately false reporting,” including reporting on the attendance at President Trump’s inauguration. Spicer was particularly incensed about photos shared on social media by members of the press comparing the crowd at Trump’s ceremony with those at inaugurations past. A number of reporters posted side-by-side photographs of the crowds amassed for the inauguration of Trump on Friday and for Barack Obama eight years before.
Two people were gored to death Sunday in a bull-wrestling festival in southern India, a report said, a day after a ban on the controversial sport was overturned. Several towns and villages in the southern state of Tamil Nadu celebrated the popular Jallikattu festival on Sunday after week-long protests prompted authorities to approve an executive order lifting a Supreme Court ban on it. The Supreme Court last year outlawed Jallikattu after a plea by animal rights groups, which have long accused those taking part in the event -- held annually across Tamil Nadu -- of cruelty to the animals.
Rescue teams were searching for more victims in the area where the tornado struck, Greg Flynn of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency told the Associated Press, while Hattiesburg police were making door-to-door rounds. "Officials are working to ensure students are safe and accounted for.
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are struggling to get an education and many are being pushed into work or early marriage instead, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Monday. "Poverty, social exclusion, insecurity and language barriers are preventing Syrian children from getting an education, leaving an entire generation disadvantaged, impoverished and at risk of being pushed into early marriage and child labor," said UNICEF Lebanon Representative Tanya Chapuisat. After nearly six years of war, more than half Syria's people have fled their homes, including more than a million to Lebanon.
Journalist and author George Krimsky, who covered Charles Manson's arrest, the Lebanese civil war and dissident activity in the Soviet Union and co-founded a center for international journalists, has died at age 75. Krimsky, who lived in Washington, died Friday after a yearlong battle with lung cancer, his family said Saturday. Krimsky grew up in New York, California and Connecticut, where he graduated in 1960 from The Gunnery prep school.
On January 21, thousands of women and men gathered for the Women's March on Washington as well as across the country. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.
This Saturday, the Powerball jackpot reached an estimated $153 million and the number continues to grow as there were no winners. The winning numbers for Jan. 21 were 23-25-45-52-67 with the Powerball of 02. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are picked by a computer.
It may be a blue Monday, but at least the animals are happy! These hilarious shots show a variety of euphoric animals enjoying a hearty belly laugh.The pictures, captured by a host of photographers around the world, prove that a drop of sunshine can transform
Seven suspected Al-Qaeda members have been killed in drone strikes in central Yemen that were probably carried out by US forces, security sources said on Sunday. A security official, asking not to be identified, said three "armed fighters of Al-Qaeda" died when their vehicle was struck on Saturday in the Sawmaa region of Al-Bayda province. Another drone strike on Saturday in the same region killed three suspected jihadists who were riding a motorcycle, and on Friday a drone strike killed a local military instructor for Al-Qaeda in the same province, another security source said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents in Texas discovered 3,000 pounds of marijuana disguised as watermelons. The agency said it searched a shipment of fresh watermelons on January 17 and discovered the 390 "watermelons" were actually suspected
Animal defense activists challenge police ahead of a bullfight, the first such event in four years, outside the Santamaria bullring in Bogotá, Colombia; thousands of refugees seek shelter from the European winter in warehouses and buildings near the railway
Powerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 18 people as violent weather left a trail of destruction, authorities said. Families in Dougherty County in the state of Georgia huddled on the side of a road Sunday, surveying the wrath of a storm that destroyed mobile homes and downed trees, according to video posted by county commission chairman Chris Cohilas.
A test firing of an unarmed British nuclear Trident missile from a submarine malfunctioned last June, the Sunday Times reported, prompting questions about why Prime Minister Theresa May did not tell parliament ahead of a vote on renewing the submarines. It was the only test firing of a British nuclear missile in four years and came shortly before May became prime minister in the wake of Britain's vote last June to leave the European Union, the paper said. It said May had omitted any mention of the failed test when she persuaded parliament to spend 40 billion pounds ($49.5 billion) on new Trident submarines in her first major speech to parliament as prime minister last July.
Sixteen people were killed and over two dozen injured in a tragedy that sparked a national day of mourning in Hungary. No other vehicles were involved in the crash near Verona, and the cause wasn't known, said a tearful police commander, Girolamo Lacquaniti. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told reporters in Budapest that one passenger was in an induced coma.
According to the report, a full 15% of households with broadband connections have gone back to TV via antenna exclusively. “Pay-TV subscriptions have dropped each year since 2014, falling to 81% of U.S. broadband households in Q3 2016,” Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research with Parks Associates, said of the data. It’s important to note that many of the cord cutters are likely not relying solely on their local broadcasters for content, but are instead embracing streaming services in place of their traditional cable or satellite options.