Former President Barack Obama delivered a motivational speech to his staff and supporters shortly after handing over the reins of power to his newly sworn-in successor, President Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States. Obama delivered his remarks from the Joint Base Andrews before flying to Palm Springs, Calif., with former first lady Michelle Obama, for the couple’s post-White House vacation. Former President Barack Obama waves with his wife, Michelle, as they board Special Air Mission 28000, a Boeing 747 that serves as Air Force One, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 20, 2017.
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.
An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal shot hit her neck, apparently as she lay on her back, according to an arrest affidavit filed Friday. The bullet from the fatal shot appeared to be impacted by concrete, suggesting that Lt. Debra Clayton was on her back, according to the affidavit. Security video showed Markeith Loyd running out of the store and Clayton pursuing him about 10 feet behind after the lieutenant was told by a Wal-Mart customer that Loyd was wanted in the fatal shooting of his pregnant ex-girlfriend last month.
The death toll from an accidental Nigerian air strike on a refugee camp in the town of Rann has risen to around 90 people, and could be as high as 170, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement on Friday. Tuesday's strike on the northeastern town in Borno state, which had Boko Haram militants as its target, has led to an investigation by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The aid group, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the higher figure of 170 comes from reports from residents and community leaders.
Protesters clash with police ahead of the swearing-in ceremony on Inauguration Day.
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.
When Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 smartphone began catching fire in the hands of users, most folks chalked it up to a faulty battery. The Korean tech giant plans to divulge exactly what went wrong with its fiery phablet at a special press conference on Monday (Jan. 23), though a new report may already have given us the answer. Citing "people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal reports that the Note 7 explosions were due to a mix of some batteries being irregularly sized and others having manufacturing issues.
A six-year-old girl has been rescued from a hotel devastated by an avalanche in Italy. Family friend Quintino Marcella said he spoke to Ludovica Parete by phone as she was being transported to the hospital Friday evening in the Italian city of Pescara. Ludovica's entire family survived Wednesday's avalanche that swept through the Hotel Rigopiano, a resort in the Apennine mountains.
The United States was founded in opposition to monarchs, whose coronations are quasi-religious ceremonies heavy on jewels, crowns, robes and scepters.A president, chosen by the people, from among the people, requires no props other than a plain English
A day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, women descended on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington. Catch up on Yahoo News’ coverage of the marches in Washington, New York City and elsewhere.
TEL AVIV, Israel, and RAMALLAH, West Bank — “We are entering a new era,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed last month, the day after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. “Just as President-elect [Donald] Trump said … it will happen much sooner than you think.
A suspected thief accused of stealing a bucket filled with $1.6 million in gold flakes off an armored truck in New York City has been apprehended in Ecuador. After a search that spanned thousands of miles across two continents over the course of months, authorities arrested Julio Nivelo Thursday. After surveillance video allegedly first captured Nivelo walking away with an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes in September, authorities followed a trail from the Big Apple to Orlando then California until they finally made their way to Nivelo's native country.
India’s bold move to invalidate much of its cash and issue new bills to fill the void within two weeks may have come at a cost. The newly issued Rs 500 bills are losing color when they are washed, according to reports. It's worth pointing out that other currency notes in India are able to withstand several washes.
President Obama continued his record-breaking run of commutations to reformed drug criminals right up to his last hours in the White House, granting clemency to 330 federal prisoners on Thursday. As staffers moved down the White House halls, packing Mr. Obama’s remaining belongings into boxes, the president signed the largest batch of commutations ever issued on a president in a single day, bringing his total to 1,715. Obama broke another record, for the number of commutations issued by a single president, when he granted 209 commutations on Tuesday, 109 of which were life sentences, part of his second-term push to ensure that what he saw as an overly punitive US justice system was infused with mercy.
Talks aimed at ending Syria's nearly six-year war are set to open on Monday in the Kazakh capital, brokered by regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey. Key regime backer Russia began an air campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015 and has helped Damascus recapture several key areas, including Aleppo city. Iran has also provided major financial and military support to Assad.
Designing a good artificial intelligence is hard. For a company like Google, which relies heavily on AI, designing the best possible AI software is crucial. If you said "literally anyone else" you might be right, but folks at Google's AI research lab, Google Brain, would disagree.
A police officer left his personal .357-caliber revolver loaded and unsecured on a shelf before his 8-year-old daughter fatally shot herself, prosecutors said Friday as they announced criminal charges against him. Kenneth Righter, of Stratford, was charged with three counts of child endangerment as well as the disorderly persons offense of storage of firearms if minors may have access, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo said. Righter's other children were 14 and 17 at the time of the shooting.
It was 50 years ago that Carroll Shelby and his team at Shelby American built the first Mustang-based Super Snake, a high-performance machine that started out life as a tester for Goodyear. Unfortunately, it proved so expensive that Shelby never built more than the original tester. To mark the car’s 50th birthday, Shelby is offering a special 50th anniversary version of its current Super Snake.
On Friday morning, the world watched as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. By his side was his wife, Melania, the first lady, wearing a full, custom Ralph Lauren ensemble. Melania Trump wears a pale blue Ralph Lauren ensemble to her husband’s inauguration.
You’ve got a broken vacuum cleaner belt—the part of the machine that connects the brushroll to the motor shaft. Fortunately, replacing a vacuum cleaner belt takes minutes and costs next to nothing. Manufacturers used to be better about including a spare vacuum cleaner belt with new vacuums, but that’s not so common these days.
A Toronto court has rejected a bid by Ecuadorian villagers to enforce a judgment in their home country against Chevron Canada Ltd, ruling the subsidiary is not liable for parent Chevron Corp, the U.S. oil major said on Friday. Residents of Ecuador's Lago Agrio region have been trying to force Chevron to pay for water and soil contamination caused from 1964 to 1992 by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001. The villagers obtained a $9 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador in 2011.
On Thursday, six crewmembers entered the geodesic dome that will be their home on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano for the next eight months as they live out a simulated mission on the red planet. The HI-SEAS missions are designed, at least in part, to help NASA figure out exactly how people will behave under conditions similar to those astronauts may face on Mars.
The Indianapolis Colts fired GM Ryan Grigson on Saturday. It seemed like a move that needed to happen, as Indy’s on-field performance over the last few years has declined while rumblings of a rift between Grigson and Chuck Pagano have been out there for a while. McAfee has been in Indianapolis since 2009, so he’s seen the inner workings of this organization before and during the Grigson years.
A bipartisan bread-breaking between congressmen after the inaugural address was notable for the absence of several prominent Democrats. Sit down and break bread at least for an hour saddle. Let's not forget that a third of the Democrats in the US House of Representatives are boycotting.
The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders said on Friday. Meanwhile, security sources said Boko Haram fighters launched an attack on the town in the far north of Borno state on Thursday evening that left at least 14 Islamist fighters dead. Nigeria's air force said it has set up a board of inquiry which will report its findings before February 2, but military commanders have already called the bombing a mistake.