GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski confirms Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called her after she voted against a health bill. He reportedly threatened retribution against the state.Senator's potential leverage »
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday’s press briefing after too many reporters asked for details on President Trump’s new policy banning transgender Americans from serving in the military. Sanders had few details on the policy, which Trump announced in a series of tweets earlier in the day. “As I’ve said before and I’ll try to make this clear, this was a military decision, this was about military readiness, this was about unit cohesion, this was about resources within the military, and nothing more,” said Sanders.
Obdulia Sanchez allegedly kept livestreaming on Instagram after the accident even as her sister lay dying; she pleaded not guilty to charges including manslaughter while intoxicated.
In the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.
An Arizona community is reeling after a grandmother was beat up in her home by an unknown assailant, and forced to lay in her own blood for hours playing dead for fear that her attacker would return. Jesse Leetham said in a Facebook that his grandmother was attacked after 11 p.m. the night before her husband’s funeral, shortly after he left her home. The 82-year-old grandmother was washing dishes when she was assaulted, according to a press release from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.
Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a 30-year-old man has been killed in a protest in a western town, pushing the official toll to least 98 dead in nearly four months of unrest. The prosecutor's office says Rafael Antonio Vergara was slain in the town of Ejido, outside the city of Merida, without offering further details. The killing Wednesday came on the first of a two-day general strike called by opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
One British diver was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the ocean’s most elusive sharks—the megamouth. Penny Bielich was diving at Gili Lawa Laut on Indonesia’s Komodo Island when she saw the creature and captured it on video. The mysterious looking mammoth shark can be seen swimming shockingly close to the camera in a video uploaded to YouTube Wednesday.
A former McDonald’s worker has turned the stomach of fast food fans by sharing ‘disgusting’ photos from inside a mouldy ice cream maker. The 18-year-old says he worked at a McDonald’s outlet in Louisiana for five months, telling BuzzFeed he posted the photos to let people know “how disgusting the conditions are”.
By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.
Controversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing. The high-speed rail line between Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 80 miles away, is due to open in 2018.
John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members. “Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving,” McCain wrote. McCain chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee and is widely hailed for his service in the Vietnam War, during which he was tortured and held captive for more than five years.
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci called into CNN’s “New Day” early Thursday to explain his cryptic tweet that reportedly suggested he wants the FBI to investigate White House chief of staff Reince Priebus for the “leak” of Scaramucci’s financial disclosure form. “In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony, I will be contacting @FBI and the @JusticeDept #swamp @Reince45,” Scaramucci tweeted late Wednesday night after the document was published by Politico. Scaramucci later deleted the tweet.
Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.
More than ten villages in central Portugal have been evacuated as forest fires rage in the provinces of Castelo Branco and Santarem. Almost 5,000 firefighters supported by water-dropping aircraft are deployed across central and northern areas of Portugal
Authorities say two people were injured, one critically, when a Korean War-era plane crashed and its fuselage broke apart in West Texas. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says preliminary information indicates the single-engine Hawker Sea Fury lost power as it came in to land Tuesday morning at Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) west of Fort Worth. Lunsford says the fuselage broke apart on impact.
An Alaska man said his boat was attacked over the weekend by an orca during a salmon fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people. Victor Littlefield of Sitka said the killer whale repeatedly rammed the boat, yanked its anchor line and slapped the boat's bow with its tail. The 33-foot (10-meter) aluminum boat lurched to one side during the attack, Littlefield said in an interview.
The U.S. State Department has warned tourists visiting Mexico about “tainted” or “substandard” alcohol that can cause illness and blacking out. The updated advice follows an investigation from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after the death of a 20-year-old woman raised questions about the quality and strength of alcohol being served in Mexican resorts. Abbey Conner died while at a resort just north of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
A video of a black teenager being harassed by a security officer in Harris County, Houston, Texas, went viral as soon as it emerged on social media Tuesday. In the video recorded by Marvel Gibson, he is heard saying that he was going door-to-door to distribute cards for his business of mowing yards while his crew was cutting out grass and mowing a lawn in the area. Gibson responded saying he was distributing business cards.
The 2-gigawatt Wind Catcher wind farm is under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will come online in 2020. The facility will be linked to a 350-mile dedicated power line that will send the wind farm's electricity to Tulsa. American Electric Power Co Inc is asking utility regulators in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma to approve plans to build the power line, which will serve customers of its Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Southwestern Electric Power Company regulated utility units.
Navy SEAL veteran Kristin Beck says that President Trump is taking liberty away from the very people who protect it for other Americans — the U.S. military. Yahoo News reached out to Beck, a transgender woman who served in the military for 20 years, on Wednesday afternoon for her perspective on Trump’s polarizing announcement that transgender people will not be allowed to “serve in any capacity” in the U.S. military.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia. "We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond," Putin said at a news conference after talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto. The Russian strongman slammed the intensifying probe into Russian meddling in the US presidential election, saying it bore witness to "a rise in anti-Russian hysteria" in Washington.
In a ruling which could have far-reaching consequences for how the European Union deals with migrants in future, the European Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first EU country they enter. The ruling amounted to an effective rejection of Angela Merkel’s controversial “open-door” refugee policy, which saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany. The court ruled that the EU’s Dublin regulations, under which refugees must seek asylum in the first member state they enter, still apply despite the unprecedented influx of 2015.
Amber Hensley shouted at Rowda Soyan, Sarah Hassan and Laleyla Hassan in the car park of a Walmart in Fargo, North Dakota, as she believed they had parked too close to her car. Ms Hassan recorded a video of Hensley delivering an angry tirade, which was sent to the police and circulated widely on social media. “Go home, go home,” Hensley was heard saying.
New versions of the Rolls-Royce Phantom don’t appear often, so the company can be forgiven for making what the British would describe as “a bit of a fuss” when they do. The original Phantom was introduced in 1925, and Rolls claims that makes it the longest-lived model name in automotive history. In truth, there have been some lengthy gaps between a few of the generations, but this new eighth generation is directly replacing the current car, which was the first BMW-developed Rolls-Royce.
Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren't going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to Colorado. As they said goodbye and thank you Wednesday to Salt Lake City for hosting the expo for two decades, some industry leaders also criticized Utah's Republican leaders for their hard-line opposition to a new national monument and for their efforts to seize control of federal lands. Several heavy-hitters in the industry spoke at the start of the show, saying the decision to relocate to Denver is part of their effort to flex the industry's collective power and support preservation of public lands.
Yesterday, Ford finally released some key specs for the 2018 Mustang and we were impressed. The GT gets 460 horsepower and sprints to 60 mph in under four seconds, but Ford didn't announce how much it'd cost. Today, the 2018 Mustang configurator just went live on Ford's website, and with it, pricing.