President Trump signed his first executive order in his redecorated Oval Office late Friday, targeting Obamacare, as his administration ordered an immediate freeze on new regulations just hours after his inauguration. Seated behind the iconic Resolute Desk, made from the timbers of a British exploration ship in the late 19th century, Trump also signed the commissions for his first two Cabinet nominees to win Senate confirmation: Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Trump was surrounded by senior aides and advisers, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks, National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, Stephen Miller and Marc Short.
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.
Former President Barack Obama's Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza has shared thousands of personal photos throughout the years. From Obama playing with kids to serious and intense moments, Souza gave the world a sneak peek inside the life of Obama and his family during their eight years in the White House. Now, Souza has shared a final farewell.
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.
Grieving relatives of MH370 passengers will appeal for the hunt for the missing airliner to continue at a meeting between the Australian and Malaysian transport ministers in Perth on Sunday. Australia, Malaysia and China on Tuesday suspended the deep sea hunt in the southern Indian Ocean almost three years after the Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board. "The MH370 next-of-kin implore the government of Malaysia to use this opportunity to urgently consult and reconsider the decision to suspend the search for MH370," campaign group Voice370 said in a statement.
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.
On his last day as vice president, Joe Biden briefly revived a tradition he had followed faithfully as a U.S. senator for Delaware: He rode the commuter train home from Washington. Marching band members and alumni from Biden's alma mater, the University of Delaware, joined scores of uniformed Delaware National Guard troops, schoolchildren and hundreds of other well-wishers to greet the Bidens at a celebration on Wilmington's riverfront, a stone's throw from the Amtrak station that bears his name.
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.
When President Trump was delivering his inaugural address on Friday, WhiteHouse.gov was completely revamped, replacing Barack Obama’s policy pages with Trump’s own. A new petition calling on the Trump administration to immediately release the president’s tax returns was created almost immediately. During the campaign, Trump initially said he wanted to release his tax returns.
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.
Following the march in New York City, protesters left behind thousands of signs around Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower. Many signs left near a construction site were taken home by admirers as souvenirs. One group of placards was made into an art installation
Mexico's government has deported 91 Cubans about a week after the United States ended a so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil, Mexican officials said on Friday. The repeal of the longstanding policy last Thursday by former U.S. President Barack Obama left hundreds of Cubans who were seeking a new life stranded in Mexico and Central America countries.
Yahoo News enlisted three participants visiting the the 2017 presidential inauguration to be our eyes and ears on the ground while Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Hi everyone! My name is Amanda and I’m a 22-year-old recent college graduate from Long Island, N.Y. I’ve been a big Trump supporter since the very beginning. My family and I all believe in Mr. Trump, especially the way he’s looking out for small business owners.
Rescue teams were searching for more victims in the area where the tornado struck, Greg Flynn of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency told the Associated Press, while Hattiesburg police were making door-to-door rounds. "Officials are working to ensure students are safe and accounted for.
After a 911 call to the home, police found 48-year-old Gina Williams lying on the front porch and suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. Gina’s husband, Billy Williams, was administering first aid to his wife when officers arrived, police said. According to reports, one of the couple’s children heard noise at the front door of the home and thought someone was trying to break into the house, police said.
A diver who was mauled by a 4-meter (13-foot) bull shark near the Great Barrier Reef was flown in stable condition to an Australian hospital for microsurgery to an arm, a paramedic said Sunday. The 55-year-old man had been free diving with friends in the Torres Strait from a boat chartered from the Queensland state city of Cairns when the shark attacked on Saturday afternoon, paramedic David Cameron said. The man was 15 meters (50 feet) under water with other divers when the shark attacked, Cameron said.
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.
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.
Austria's interior minister said authorities had averted a potential "terror attack" in Vienna with the arrest by armed police of an 18-year-old suspected Islamist extremist. "Our police forces managed in quick time to arrest a suspect and so prevent a potential terror attack in the federal capital Vienna," Wolfgang Sobotka told reporters. Vienna's metro system was among possible targets, he said.
Rescue teams recovered the bodies of two Iranian firefighters early on Saturday, two days after they were killed while tackling a blaze in Tehran's oldest high-rise. Tehran's chief pathologist said the degree of the burns had made identification of the dead difficult. "Even the identity badges they wore on their uniforms were burnt beyond recognition," Massoud Ghadipacha told Iran's ISNA news agency.
Police in Vietnam arrested a dissident on Saturday for posting anti-state material on the internet, as part of an ongoing crackdown on critics of the Southeast Asian country's Communist rulers. Tran Thi Nga, 39, was arrested in northern province Ha Nam, the province's police said on their website, adding that she had been "using the internet to spread some propaganda videos and writings that are against the government of the Social Republic of Vietnam." Several local dissidents and bloggers showed support for Nga in posts on their Facebook accounts after her arrest. Despite sweeping reforms to its economy and increasing openness toward social change, including gay, lesbian and transgender rights, Vietnam's ruling Communist Party retains tight media censorship and zero tolerance for criticism.
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump called his opponent Hillary Clinton “crooked” and “the worst secretary of state,” among other insulting monikers, but on Capitol Hill on Friday, he had nothing but praise for his former opponent. In remarks at the traditional inaugural luncheon in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, the business mogul and onetime reality TV host paused to lead a gathering of Washington’s political elite in applauding Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. “There is something that I wanted to say because I was very honored, very very honored when I heard that President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton was [sic] coming today, and I think that’s appropriate to say,” Trump said. “And I’d like you to stand up.
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who is currently in exile in Russia for leaking classified information, has endorsed the relaunch of Lavabit, an encryption email service company that chose to shut down instead of complying with the order of authorities which Lavabit believed could compromise the private data of its users, a report said Friday. Lavabit had 410,000 accounts in September 2013, when it shut down after being confronted by federal law authorities in pursuit of Snowden. “The SSL key was our biggest threat,” Ladar Levison, the founder of Lavabit, explained to the Intercept, prior to the relaunch of the encryption service that has been modified with several privacy-enhancing features such as Dark Internet Mail Environment (DIME) standard that obscures the metadata on emails to prevent intelligence agencies from snooping on users' emails.
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.