“I’m spending a lot of time thinking about what is the most important thing I can do for my next job,” Obama said Monday while leading a panel discussion on community organizing and civic engagement at the University of Chicago. Obama said “political gerrymandering” in Washington is preventing the country from tackling problems like economic inequality, a broken criminal justice system and climate change. “All those problems are serious,” Obama said.
“Probably not very far,” said attorney Thomas Demetrio when asked on Monday’s “Today” show how far an apology from United CEO Oscar Munoz would go. Demetrio said he was not negotiating with United but that he had accepted a new client in the woman whose interaction with an American Airlines flight attendant went viral over the weekend.
Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android.President Trump lost his first fight over health care and Monday night he appeared to back off threats to force Democrats and Republicans to pay for the border wall. Fmr.
The man charged in the kidnapping of a Tennessee girl acknowledged in California federal court that he is the suspect and agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall Newman ordered Tad Cummins held in the meantime as both a flight risk and a danger to the public. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hitt said Monday Cummins is a danger in part for "using his position of trust as a school teacher" and for having two guns in the vehicle when he and the missing girl were found Thursday at a remote cabin in far northwest California.
Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee teen who was subject of multi-state Amber Alert for over a month, is suffering from panic attacks and is jittery, according to her family. Elizabeth was found April 19 in California with ex-teacher Tad Cummins, who is suspected of having kidnapped her. Elizabeth went missing March 13, following which law enforcement officials issued Amber Alerts in Tennessee and Alabama.
Neville Smith was charged with assault, vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test after cops say he crashed into a Honda being driven by Vanessa Raghubar while her sister, Maria, and Maria’s boyfriend, Justin Harricharran, were in the backseat. Smith rear-ended the group as he merged onto the Van Wyck Expressway shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, according to CBS New York. “It is very sad that a person of authority, a person who’s sworn to protect the people, was intoxicated and got himself involved in a situation like that,” said Ravi Rattan, the priest for the victims’ family, told reporters.
It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform, but has found himself as president drawn into thorny geopolitical complexities aplenty in the first 100 days of his administration. The administration’s Syria policy and how to handle President Bashar Assad seesawed.
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Two conservative groups filed a lawsuit against the University of California at Berkeley claiming that a decision to cancel an appearance by the firebrand pundit Ann Coulter violated their right to free speech. The Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation, which had invited Coulter to speak on April 27, accused the university of seeking to silence conservative viewpoints and stifle political discourse at the famously progressive campus by imposing unreasonable demands on campus events involving certain "high-profile" speakers. "Defendants' discriminatory imposition of curfew and venue restrictions has resulted in the cancellation of two speaking engagements featuring prominent conservative speakers in the month of April, 2017," read the lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.
"You couldn't do it," Tim Kuniskis said bluntly. Just minutes earlier, Dodge had officially unveiled the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, the 840-horsepower super-Hellcat that can rip through the 1/4-mile in 9.65 seconds. The Dodge exec made it seem nearly impossible.
The first round of French presidential elections dominated the headlines this weekend, but the world continued to spin miles away from Paris. In Ukraine on Sunday, an American paramedic working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was killed in eastern Ukraine when his vehicle hit a mine. This is the first death of an OSCE official in the war in Ukraine that has taken over 10,000 lives.
By Ahmed Aboulenein MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cramped, historic neighborhood. Explosions from two car bombs could be heard nearby as Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi spoke to Reuters at his command post on Monday, and a Reuters correspondent saw thick smoke rising from the blasts. "Most houses in the Old City are very old and its streets and alleyways are very narrow," said Assadi, a commander of Iraqi counter-terrorism units in Mosul.
Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez formally asked a court on Tuesday to dismiss his first-degree murder conviction now that he has died. Under a long-standing Massachusetts legal principle, courts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. Legal experts say the doctrine holds that it is unfair to defendants or their survivors if a conviction is allowed to stand before they had an opportunity to clear their names on appeal in case some kind of error or other injustice was determined to have occurred at trial.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert Monday night for a 1-year-old girl who was abducted in Rancho Cucamonga by her father who authorities said is armed.
A Confederate monument in New Orleans will be relocated after it was disassembled Monday morning. The statue is one of four prominent Confederate monuments that will be removed from New Orleans' city center. The Louisiana city is in the process of taking down four major Confederate monuments and statues, some of which include the Robert E. Lee statues at Lee Circle and the Jefferson Davis statue.
The stated objective of the Hezbollah-coordinated press tour of southern Lebanon was to see new Israeli defensive installations on the border – indications, according to the powerful Shiite Lebanese militia, of Israeli fears of Hezbollah’s growing military might. The unprecedented spectacle appeared to be a deliberate and calculated breach of a UN Security Council resolution that bans non-state forces from bearing arms in southern Lebanon, and it illustrated the unmatched sway Hezbollah wields, and the impunity it enjoys throughout the country. Recommended: Hezbollah 101: Who is the militant group, and what does it want?
As the search for a woman and her stepgrandson who vanished at the bottom of the Grand Canyon grows increasingly desperate, the last known photos of the duo have emerged. LouAnn Merrell, 62, and her stepgrandson, Jackson Standefer, 14, have been missing in the Arizona park since April 15. While search teams have yet to find the pair, they did find Standefer's backpack, which had a GoPro mounted on it.
Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday. Wells Fargo has struggled to right itself since September, when it reached a $190 million settlement with federal authorities over its sham accounts scandal. A Treasury Department agency found this month found the bank's board as early as 2005 had received "regular" reports that employee firings and internal ethics complaints were related to unethical sales practices.
Several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported. A team of archaeologists with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities uncovered the funerary complex during the ministry's ongoing excavations at the site. The funerary complex contains multiple tombs that were originally built for a man named Userhat, who was a judge in Luxor sometime during what modern-day archaeologists call Egypt's New Kingdom (1550–1070 B.C.) period, the ministry said in a statement.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier.The shift was driven by a decline in the number of Mexicans without
Burt Reynolds, who has been friendly with President Donald Trump in the past, spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about how he thinks Trump is doing in the White House so far.
An Arkansas prisons spokesman says the first inmate executed Monday night was speaking to the Arkansas Department of Correction director shortly after his lethal injection began. Spokesman Solomon Graves says Jack Jones was talking to prisons director Wendy Kelley at the start of his execution, which lasted 14 minutes.
By Samia Nakhoul, Nick Tattersall and Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not wait at Europe's door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday. Speaking at the presidential palace less than two weeks after winning sweeping new powers in a referendum, a relaxed Erdogan said a decision by a leading European human rights body to put Turkey back on a watch list was "entirely political" and that Ankara did not recognize the move. The Strasbourg-based Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe said it put Turkey back on review over its crackdown on dissent since last year's coup attempt, rights violations, and concerns about Erdogan's increased grip on power.
Chelsea Clinton was honored at a the ‘Variety’ Power of Women Luncheon in New York City Friday for her work with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which works to fight childhood obesity. Following a joke made by ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Vanessa Bayer at the expense of Clinton’s mother, former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the honoree delivered a powerful response. “Okay we have some pretty amazing honorees this afternoon: Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald, Tina Knowles, Shari Redstone and Chelsea Clinton.
Data showing the actions of a woman in the days, hours and minutes leading up to her murder at her Connecticut home — including her movements logged on her Fitbit — will show her husband was allegedly behind the brutal killing, according to police. Connie Dabate, 39, was found shot dead in the Ellington home she shared with her two children and husband, Richard Dabate, on December 23, 2015. Richard Dabate, 40, told investigators that a masked man with a deep voice like “Vin Diesel’s” shot his wife and tied him up before he was able to burn the intruder with a torch, according to the warrant first obtained by the Harford Courant.