Trump speaks at a press conference in Trump Tower on Jan. 11, 2017. Residents of Rep. John Lewis’ Georgia congressional district are firing back over Donald Trump’s assertion that it is “crime-infested.” Meanwhile, the incoming White House chief of staff defended the president-elect’s attack on Lewis, which came after the civil rights leader questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency.
The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday. The bloodbath erupted Saturday night in the overcrowded Alcacuz prison in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. Similar violence at other jails in Brazil left around 100 inmates dead in early January.
Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said Sunday. Yad Vashem says it has ascertained the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn — a Jewish girl who perished at Sobibor and may have been connected to the famous diarist. Since 2007, the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with Yad Vashem, has been conducting excavations at the former camp in Poland in a novel approach to Holocaust research.
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday he was positive about the way the incoming U.S. administration wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Islamic State. "We will look at the Trump administration's view as articulated. Wanting to defeat ISIS (Islamic State), absolutely.
Canada's ethics commissioner has opened a probe of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his lavish post-Christmas vacation at the private island of billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader the Aga Khan. In a letter to an opposition Conservative member of Parliament shown to AFP on Monday, Commissioner Mary Dawson said she was investigating whether Trudeau breached ethics laws in receiving a free Bahamas vacation and in using the Aga Khan's helicopter to fly to his private island. The Aga Khan's foundation has received hundreds of millions of dollars from the Canadian government to promote development and other projects in several countries.
A cow was rescued by an Oklahoma fire department on Sunday after it fell into a pool and couldn't get out. According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, the homeowner was having his morning coffee when he heard "snorting" coming from the pool area. "When firefighters arrived, they contemplated trying to get the animal out by tying a rope around its neck and assisting it," they wrote on Facebook, but worried the method would injure the cow.
Leave it to a group that calls itself the Citizen Sleuths to uncover a new lead in the 45-year hunt for D.B. Cooper. The three amateur scientists have found rare-Earth elements on the JCPenney tie the infamous skyjacker left behind when he jumped out of a commercial airplane on a blistering night in 1971, with $200,000 in unmarked bills, a parachute, and a raincoat. The sleuths say the elements could indicate Cooper was an engineer or manager in the aerospace industry.
President Barack Obama delivered an emotional farewell speech Tuesday to the nation in his hometown of Chicago. (left to right) Malia Obama and her mother Michelle Obama joined President Barack Obama as he delivered
An Arizona state trooper who was beaten and shot while responding to a traffic collision on Interstate 10 was attacked by a Mexican man who was responsible for the one-vehicle rollover, authorities said. Leonard Pennelas-Escobar opened fire on Trooper Edward Andersson early Thursday after the officer had stopped on the interstate and set up flares in a bid to get motorists to slow down. Pennelas-Escobar said something unrecognizable in Spanish before shooting the trooper, and then he started landing blows with his fists and beating the trooper's head on the ground, Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said Monday.
President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 and Yahoo News will be there to bring you live coverage of the historic Inauguration Day from the earliest moments of preparation, to the swearing in, the parade and the balls and parties. Save this link for live updates all day from our reporters on the ground and a special live show with Yahoo Global Anchor Katie Couric and National Political columnist Matt Bai.
Police have arrested Nosipho Nxumalo, 21, after she allegedly used a curling iron to punish a 3-year-old boy on Thursday, according to reports. According to CBS, the toddler, Alexander Persaud, told his mom that the woman burned him. Video appears to show the child flinching as Nxumalo seems to burn his feet and hands with a hot curling iron.
In fact, there are so many new features that it’s impossible to remember them all, which is why we often publish collections of lesser-known tips and tricks. A perfect example is this collection of 5 iPhone features only power users know about — we always want to help people get the most out of their smartphones. What you might not know, however, is that there’s already a dark mode feature hidden inside your iPhone browser. Night Shift is a nifty new feature Apple introduced in iOS 10 that reduces the amount of blue light emitted by an iPhone or iPad display at night.
By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government control. At least three Islamic State suicide car bombs targeted Iraqi forces in Andalus. In an online post, Islamic State said it had carried out a "martyrdom operation" in the area.
A British research station on an ice shelf in Antarctica is being relocated and shut down over the winter because of fears it could float off on an iceberg, the British Antarctic Survey said on Monday. Sixteen people who were due to stay during the Antarctic winter between March and November will now be moved out, the BAS said in a statement. "It is prudent for safety reasons to shut down the station as a precautionary measure and remove its people before the Antarctic winter begins," it said.
A slaughtered minke whale was found on a Japanese ship in the Antarctic in an act being perceived as a defiance of an international court ruling against the country's whaling activities, activist group Sea Shepherd said Sunday. The group found the dead whale on the Nisshin Maru vessel in the Australian whale sanctuary around the country’s Antarctic region. “The whale killers from the Nisshin Maru were caught red-handed slaughtering whales in the Australian Whale sanctuary,” Captain Adam Meyerson of the Ocean Warrior, Sea Shepherd’s Southern Ocean patrol ship, said in a statement.
Zhou Youguang, who in 1958 invented pinyin – the romanized spelling system that linked ancient Chinese writing to the modern age – died Saturday in Beijing at the age of 111, AP reports. Unlike most modern languages, traditional Chinese writing conveys one word through one character, or a compound of two or three. “One doesn't know if that hadn't happened, where the Chinese language would be now,” Jerome Packard, professor of linguistics and East Asian languages and cultures at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, tells The Christian Science Monitor.
Kamiyah Mobley, whose name has since been changed to Alexis Manigo, finally had a joyful reunion with her biological parents – 18 years after she was abducted from a Florida hospital just eight hours after birth. Williams allegedly raised Manigo as her own child.
Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power. This will happen on Saturday, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. This DID happen more than 100 years ago, one day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson.
President-elect Donald Trump wants health "insurance for everybody," he told The Washington Post, no small feat in a country where millions are uninsured. The Republican has long lashed out at President Barack Obama's signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, campaigning on a pledge to repeal and replace it. Now, however, he told the Post by phone late Saturday that he wants "insurance for everybody" while requiring drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid, the government plans mostly for the elderly and low-income Americans, respectively.
A man placed on the FBI's list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after authorities said he killed two men in Milwaukee was arrested Sunday in Texas, the FBI said. Terry A.D. Strickland, 24, was arrested in El Paso and booked into the jail. Authorities said Strickland was among a group of men arguing in front of a Milwaukee home July 17.
Whether you’re a customer of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile, you can probably say that at some point you’ve wanted to drive your car through your respective wireless carrier’s front door. Most of us have enough sense to pull ourselves together before we smash the gas pedal, but one Florida woman apparently just couldn’t take it anymore and sped her SUV right through the massive glass wall at a local T-Mobile store. According to an employee of the store next to the T-Mobile outlet, the woman was cruising down the narrow sidewalk in front of the strip of stores before smashing through the glass.
By Heru Asprihanto and Eveline Danubrata BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia and Japan have agreed to step up maritime security and start discussions on a major railway project to link the Southeast Asian nation's capital and second-biggest city, the leaders of both countries said on Sunday. Japan has historically been one of Indonesia's biggest investors, but was dealt a blow in 2015 when President Joko Widodo's government awarded China a high-speed train project linking Jakarta with the city of Bandung in West Java.
By Anastasia Moloney TAPACHULA, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Using a stone, Ahmed Ali Hassan scraped away at the side of the container truck until he made a small hole, and putting his parched mouth to it, gasped for air. The overcrowded truck carrying nearly 100 migrants, many from Africa, took turns to breathe in pockets of dry air as the truck rattled through rural Nicaragua. "We all thought we were going to die," Hassan, a Somali, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation as he recalled last month's journey.
The timeline isn’t exactly what Elon Musk initially predicted, but the HW2 Autopilot update is finally rolling out for all vehicles of Tesla Motors manufactured since mid-October 2016. Tesla CEO Musk revealed this in a tweet late Sunday night. At the time, Musk had said the entire fleet of HW2 — short for “hardware 2” to refer to the new-generation cars — vehicles will get the update in a week or so.
Cows, much like any other animal, inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. It’s Science 101, and you would think everyone knows this. An education minister in India, however, seems to have his own theories. SEE ALSO: Millions of cows to be tagged with