A crowd of women joining the National Woman Suffrage Association, which was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in 1869. On Saturday, when as many as 2 million women — and men — take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and around the world for the Women’s March, they will be following in the footsteps of women who have marched for progressive causes and civil rights at least since the late 19th century. In 1862, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began working on Park Place in Manhattan across from City Hall, a street then known as Newspaper Row, to publish a periodical promoting suffrage for women.
Sophie Cruz, a 6-year-old immigration activist and daughter of two undocumented immigrants, spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday and won over the crowd with her inspiring message. After delivering her speech in English, she repeated it
At least 14 people were killed Sunday in Georgia as the fast-moving storms tore across the state throughout the day, with at least one deadly tornado reported before dawn and violent storms still rumbling after nightfall. "There are houses just demolished," said Norma Ford, who rushed out with other relatives Sunday evening after hearing a reported twister had overturned her nephew's mobile home in the southwestern Georgia city of Albany, the region's largest city with some 76,000 residents. Georgia's latest three deaths were confirmed Sunday evening in Dougherty County where Albany is located, said Catherine Howden, spokeswoman for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) - Relatives of victims onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Sunday they plan to deliver personal letters to Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai while he visits Australia, urging him to resume the search for the missing jet. Liow held informal talks with Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester in the Western Australian capital of Perth on Sunday, Chester’s office said, five days after the two ministers and their Chinese counterpart suspended a three-year hunt for the plane. Chester and Liow will welcome the search vessel, Fugro Equator, back to Fremantle on Monday, putting an end to a recovery operation that has scoured a 120,000-sq-km (46,000-sq-mile) area of the Indian Ocean sea floor.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the lucky ones were sipping hot tea near the fireplace in their mountain resort hotel, waiting for snowplows to arrive so they could finally go home, after a winter holiday made nerve-wracking by a day of ground-shaking earthquakes and heavy snowfall. Suddenly, Vincenzo Forti and girlfriend Giorgia Galassi were knocked violently off a wicker sofa. On Sunday evening, rescuers spotted a man's body in the wreckage, raising to six the number of confirmed dead.
A policeman was wounded in a shooting at a petrol station in north Belfast on Sunday evening, the police service of Northern Ireland said in a Twitter post. A police spokesman did not immediately return a call requesting details. Shootings of police officers in Northern Ireland have been relatively rare since a 1998 peace deal ended three decades of violence between Catholic Irish nationalists, opposed to British rule, and Protestant pro-British unionists.
AT&T is steaming ahead at full speed with its plan to merge with media company Time Warner. According to an analyst note from Cowen and Company Equity Research, seen by Fierce Wireless, AT&T is leading other carriers in customers departing every quarter. ““When asking postpaid subscribers that have been with their carrier (less than) two years which carrier did they previously have, the top answer for current Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon respondents was ‘previously AT&T,’ whereas in previous surveys it’s been more mixed,” the note reportedly said.
More than 200 people have been arrested as of Friday evening in connection with protests that erupted during the inauguration of President Donald Trump, according to a spokesman for the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department. The demonstrations included acts of vandalism and clashes with police officers, who used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray against the protesters. Yahoo News was present for a particularly intense clash between police and hundreds of demonstrators that took place in the vicinity of K Street and 14th Street Northwest at about 5 p.m. Demonstrators lit multiple fires in the area and set ablaze a limousine.
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.
A man dressed as Abraham Lincoln stands with protesters at the Women’s March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency in Washington, D.C.; Iranian firefighters remove the debris of the Plasco building, which was engulfed by
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.
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.
“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.
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 Jan 17. and discovered that 390 of the "watermelons" were actually suspected
Lebanese security forces foiled an attempted suicide bombing at a cafe in Beirut's busy al-Hamra district late on Saturday, a security source said. The suspected bomber was stopped while wearing an explosive vest as he attempted to enter the cafe and before he was able to detonate it, the source said, adding that he was injured during his arrest and taken to hospital. Militants have carried out a number of bombings in Lebanon in recent years including some motivated by the war in neighboring Syria, but no major incidents has taken place for months.
It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip burst into a fireball after crashing in Italy, Hungary's foreign minister said Sunday. There were 54 passengers and two Hungarian drivers on the bus that crashed on an Italian highway near Verona just before midnight Friday, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said. Two adults hospitalized in critical condition also have yet to be identified.
A day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, demonstrators participated in the Women’s March on Washington and its satellite gatherings around the globe. These are just a few of the wide-ranging messages relayed by the hundreds of thousands
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday began campaigning for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office, only hours after a vote in parliament cleared the way for a national referendum on the issue. Speaking in Istanbul, he hailed the assembly's early-morning decision saying a more powerful presidency will catapult Turkey to a position of strength. "God willing the people will give the true decision, the final decision," Erdogan said.
They cough, suffer from frostbite and are infested with body lice: hundreds of young migrants remain in appalling conditions in derelict Belgrade warehouses in the middle of Serbia's freezing winter. The goal is to protect the most vulnerable, especially children, said Stephane Moissang, head of MSF in Serbia.
Tens of thousands of women and their supporters took to the streets of Washington D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. The Women’s March on Washington movement was sparked off, according to Reuters, by a Facebook request for a women’s march by Teresa Shook in Hawaii. With entire route packed with protesters, Women's March on Washington can't proceed with planned procession.
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.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who finally left his country Saturday after threats of possible military intervention to force him to step down, seized power and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief. Jammeh lost the vote to outsider Adama Barrow, but had refused to recognise the results. The Senegalese army said it was ready to intervene in its neighbour failing a solution to the crisis, and Nigeria regional powerhouse sent 200 troops as well as fighter jets to Senegal as part of a regional force to enforce the result of the vote.