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.
Italy's civil protection chief says five of the 10 people found alive inside an avalanche-covered hotel have been pulled out and that rescue crews are working to get the other five to safety. Chief Fabrizio Curcio said four of the five extracted alive were children, suggesting that all the children in the hotel at the time of Wednesday's avalanche were accounted for. One of the boys who was rescued has been identified: 8-year-old Gianfilippo Parete, who emerged from the structure along with his mother, Adriana Vranceanu, 43.
As hundreds of thousands of women head to Washington, D.C. ahead of Saturday's Women's March, shows of solidarity are making the rounds on the internet. Twitter user @FlorBlake shared a clip from her Spirit Airlines flight to Baltimore, where a flight attendant on board offered a show of solidarity for passengers headed to the march. SEE ALSO: How to get involved with the Women's March on Washington if you're not in D.C.
By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 80 Islamic State militants, some of whom were believed to be plotting attacks in Europe, died in U.S. air strikes on camps outside the group's former North African stronghold of Sirte in Libya, the United States said on Thursday. "These strikes were directed against some of ISIL's external plotters," U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Pentagon briefing, using an acronym for Islamic State, the Syria- and Iraq-based militant group.
An Ohio mom is facing charges after cops say she taped her toddler son to a wall while broadcasting the act on Facebook Live. A WSYX viewer in Reynoldsburg sent in the video in which cops say Shayla Rudolph taped her 2-year-old son's mouth shut before leaving him attached to the wall with boxing tape for 15 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
Hillary Clinton will make history on Friday, but probably not the kind she wanted. Here in this tiny town in remote northwestern Kansas, she will be the first woman inducted into a museum that most Americans have never heard of, except for the people who live here and those eccentric few who travel the back roads of the country in search of extremely odd things. About a half-hour before Donald Trump takes the oath of office to become the nation’s 45th president, Clinton, his vanquished opponent, will have her picture unveiled at the They Also Ran Gallery — or as many people refer to it, the Museum of Presidential Losers.
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.
Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and how did he spark a political crisis? Jammeh only agreed to step down from power after regional leaders flew in for last-ditch negotiations and a regional military force was poised to swoop in and force him out. Often startlingly outspoken, Jammeh was more diplomatic when he said he would leave power, and Gambia, in a statement early Saturday.
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.
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.
Seven people have been arrested over the robbery of $72 million (67 million euros) in jewellery, one the world's biggest ever heists, from Amsterdam's airport nearly 12 years ago, authorities said Saturday. The diamonds and jewellery were taken during the hold up of a KLM armoured car in a high-security portion of Schiphol airport in February 2005, police said in a statement. Police "carried out, on Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21, 2017, a total of seven arrests in connection with the diamond theft at Schiphol airport in February 2005 and money laundering," the statement said.
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
Looking to lessen its reliance on Google and further differentiate itself among a crowded field of Android handsets, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone will feature a brand new intelligent personal assistant, similar in nature to Siri on the iPhone. Dubbed Bixby, Samsung’s AI assistant will be based on technology the company picked up when it acquired Viv this past October. What makes the forthcoming release of Bixby so intriguing is that Viv’s AI software was designed to answer layered questions that competing AI services are either unable to answer or struggle to process.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Friday criticized a set of recommendations by the federal board in charge of managing the U.S. territory's finances, signaling a potential power struggle between the government and the board on how to pull the island out of economic crisis. In a letter to the board on Friday, Rossello said that while he supports reducing government spending, he would not focus on layoffs as a primary means of saving money. The board's letter had called for Puerto Rico to save more than $4.5 billion a year through a mix of savings and new revenues, including by "right-sizing government" through a 30 percent reduction in payroll and other means.
Madonna made a surprise Saturday appearance at the Women’s March on Washington, the cornerstone of the massive worldwide protests following President Trump’s inauguration. “Are you still awake out there?” she asked the Washington, D.C., crowd.
As Sears struggles to stay relevant and profitable amidst a slew of store closings and disappointing sales figures, fans of the famed Sears Craftsman brand have encountered a struggle of their own—finding the products in stores. Since 2011, Sears has shut down more than 2,000 stores, meaning loyalists have to search far and wide to find a well-stocked Sears store, where 90 percent of Craftsman products are currently sold. While the Craftsman name might conjure up images of wrenches and socket sets, hand tools account for only about a third of Craftsman’s business.
Four cemeteries, from which at least 123 individuals have been excavated so far, have been unearthed near the remains of a medieval Christian monastery in Sudan. The cemeteries and remains, which have been excavated over the past two years, are located at a monastery called al-Ghazali near the Nile River. The people who were buried there lived about 1,000 years ago, during a time when a series of Christian kingdoms flourished in the area, according to Robert Stark, a doctoral student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, who presented the findings this month in Toronto at the joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, which means the now-former POTUS and FLOTUS, the great Barack and Michelle, had to step down after eight blissful years in the White House. As Obama said in a speech following the inauguration, he and Michelle have been "milking" their goodbyes, but we wouldn't have it any other way. From Michelle's emotional final Instagram posts and the touching final wave Barack gave us before boarding a chopper to leave D.C., the couple has been making us reach for the tissues all week long.
A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn't know why the discarded candy might have been headed to become cattle feed. The case began when a Wisconsin sheriff posted on Facebook this week that "hundreds of thousands of Skittles" had been found spilled on a highway. Later, he updated the post to say the candy had fallen off a truck on its way to be cattle feed.
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.