With a crucial vote on the GOP’s Obamacare replacement looming, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that Republican legislators who don’t support the bill would face electoral consequences. “I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don’t get this done,” said Trump after a Tuesday meeting with Republican legislators, according to multiple sources in the room. The president was on Capitol Hill to lobby for votes for the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. The Maddin case had been mentioned by a number of Democratic senators during Monday’s hearing, But Franken invoked the story more pointedly and in cinematic detail.
The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country. Prosecutors said Barry Cadden, 50, ran the business in an "extraordinarily dangerous" way by disregarding unsanitary conditions to boost production and make more money. Cadden, president and co-founder of the now-closed New England Compounding Center, was charged with 25 counts of second-degree murder, conspiracy and other offenses under federal racketeering law.
At his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say when or whether President Trump will present evidence for the claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on March 15, Trump promised “some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks” when he was asked about the claim.
Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be required to place those devices and large phones into hold luggage, a government spokesman said.
UPDATE 4:02 a.m. EDT- Officials confirmed the number of people killed during the Westminster bridge terror attack were 4 that included a woman, a man, a police officer and the attacker, BBC News reported. Donald Trump Jr. has been facing flak for mocking and criticizing the London Mayor Sadiq Khan Wednesday, hours after the Westminster terror attack.
Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android.It has been eight days since Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. Police and Thomas' family believe her teacher, Tad Cummins not only kidnapped the teen but that the pair may now
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge, next to parliament.
ABC News' Alex Perez joins from the scene of the fire that destroyed multiple homes in Overland Park, Kansas. Embarrassed that were sort of flying through the neighborhood in the air.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, wishes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels next month. Multiple outlets reported this week that Tillerson plans to skip a key NATO gathering, which would’ve been his first since joining Trump’s Cabinet, in order to attend an expected visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. FBI Director James Comey said Monday that his agency was continuing to probe the matter as it looks into Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election.
A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the recent killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal's horn — the zoo has started to remove the horns from its 21 rhinos as a precaution. With rhino horns considered a cure in Asia for everything from cancer, colds and fevers to high blood pressure, hangovers, impotence and other ailments, poachers have decimated rhino populations in Africa and elsewhere. The attack at the Thoiry Zoo earlier this month was a warning sign for zookeepers around the globe that poaching could be spreading beyond the killing fields of Africa and Asia.
Believed by the devout to house the final resting place of Jesus Christ, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre will open to the public on Wednesday after nearly a year of restoration. An ongoing dispute between the religious groups controlling the site had brought the burial place, known as the Edicule, to the brink of collapse. "We are at the critical moment for rehabilitating the Edicule," director of the restoration Antonia Moropoulou told National Geographic.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. “Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks ago.
US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese middlemen helped the North Korean government orchestrate the enormous theft from the Bangladesh central bank. In February 2016, thieves transferred the funds from Bangladesh's account at the New York Fed to accounts in the Philippines using authenticated international bank access codes in the SWIFT system, not by hacking the bank.
Judge Neil Gorsuch said he was never asked by President Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Gorsuch on the second day of his confirmation hearing if the president had ever made Gorsuch promise to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.
By Jane Ross LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a rare and complex surgery at a Chicago hospital. Ten-month-old Dominique underwent a six-hour procedure involving five surgeons at the Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, on March 8. Dominique was born with a parasitic twin.
A Tennessee teen, who has been missing for more than a week, had an inkling something bad was going to happen when she left the house last Monday, further complicating a case that has yet to produce credible leads. Elizabeth Thomas, 15, said she was leaving the house March 13, but that if she wasn’t home by 6 p.m., someone should call the police, her brother told HLN news. “She didn’t think she was going to be gone that long, I guess, because she did expect to be home by dinner that night,” James Thomas told HLN Tuesday.
Tourists used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. After having nearly a thousand coins removed from its stomach in a four-hour operation two weeks ago, the turtle — nicknamed "Omsin," or "Piggy Bank," — died Tuesday. The story attracted international media attention, and a public clamor to ease Omsin's plight ensued.
On Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.
New revelations reported Wednesday further intensify the spotlight on Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chair and a longtime friend, who allegedly worked for years to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine and elsewhere. An Associated Press report says Manafort forged closer ties to the Kremlin and the formerly pro-Russian government in Ukraine than he had previously disclosed, casting another cloud over the White House just two days after the FBI confirmed it is investigating the campaign for possible coordination with Russia. According to AP, Manafort signed a $10 million-per-year contract with Oleg Deripaska, an oligarch and close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to advance Russian interests and undermine anti-Russia opposition movements in former Soviet countries.
A lawyer hired by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian whistleblower who died in jail, has been seriously injured in a fall from his Moscow apartment. Nikolai Gorokhov, 53, apparently plunged from his-fourth floor apartment Tuesday as he and a group of workers were trying to lift a large bathtub into his home. "They were lifting a Jacuzzi through the window," according to Anastasia Berezina, 22, a neighbor who called an ambulance for Gorokhov.
The Buddhist island has claimed the top spot for the first time in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, published Tuesday, March 21, crowning the year's best travel destinations.Despite being a popular travel hotspot for many years, Bali makes its
At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. "We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqa, Aleppo and Homs," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Only two people were pulled out alive," Abdel Rahman told AFP.
China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China seized the shoal, which is northeast of the Spratly islands, in 2012 and denied access to Philippine fishermen. Earlier this month, Xiao Jie, the mayor of what China calls Sansha City, said China planned to begin preparatory work this year to build environmental monitoring stations on a number of islands, including Scarborough Shoal.
A rare type of cancer believed to be caused by breast implants has now been linked to nine deaths. The Federal Drug Administration released an update on Tuesday to a 2011 report about a rare form of cancer, not linked to breast cancer, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), which included its findings over the last six years. The agency’s original report stated that this rare form of cancer is believed to be caused by breast implants and is not related or associated with cancer of the breast tissue.