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.
The nighttime aerial video shows Markeith Loyd crawling across the front yard of a home before he's surrounded by police. Police Chief John Mina acknowledged that Loyd was kicked during his arrest Tuesday, but said that's because he was resisting the officers' orders. Loyd later appeared with both eyes swollen shut and blood oozing from his mouth.
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.
Demonstrators protest over the contaminated water crisis outside of the venue where the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates’ debate was being held in Flint, Mich., on March 6, 2016. Thursday marks exactly 1,000 days since clean drinking water last flowed from the faucets in Flint, Mich., where on April 24, 2014, state and local officials ceremoniously began supplying the city with improperly treated water from the Flint River. Although the ensuing water crisis has long since faded from national headlines, for Flint residents, the ramifications of this disastrous, short-sighted attempt at cost saving are still very much a daily reality.
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.
West African troops entered The Gambia on Thursday to bolster its new President Adama Barrow, as Gambians erupted in celebration at his inauguration to succeed longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to quit. Barrow was sworn in at The Gambia's embassy in Dakar in neighbouring Senegal after Jammeh has refused to step down despite international pressure following his December election loss. Dressed all in white, 51-year-old Barrow waved to a crowd of thousands of jubilant Gambians at an inauguration ending Jammeh's 22-year rule.
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.
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.
President Trump is promising to reverse Barack Obama’s executive actions on climate change, wipe out the so-called Islamic State, and build up America’s offensive and defensive cyberwarfare capabilities. The official White House website swung to Trump’s control at noon, as he took the oath of office. The new portal carries over pages for publishing visitor logs, financial disclosures, ethics pledge waivers and staff salaries — items regularly cited by the Obama administration in service of its dubious claim to be the most transparent administration in history.
Sophie Cruz, a 6-year-old immigration activist and daughter of two undocumented immigrants, spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday and won over the crowd with her inspiring message. After delivering her speech in English, she repeated it
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.
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
President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has been marred by boycotts from Democratic officeholders and by top-shelf musicians who have refused to perform at the festivities. Boris Epshteyn, who was a senior adviser on Trump’s campaign, is the director of communications for the Presidential Inaugural Committee and has been serving as a pitch man for the proceedings. In an interview with Yahoo News on SiriusXM’s POTUS radio channel on Thursday, Epshteyn relentlessly stuck to his message that the inauguration is “all about the people” rather than any big-name talent.
(Reuters) - Lawyers for a convicted killer are calling for an investigation into his Wednesday night execution in Virginia, saying a delay in the process suggested he underwent "pain and suffering inconsistent with his constitutional rights."
The UN Security Council on Friday expressed support for peace talks on Syria hosted by Russia, Turkey and Iran next week, but stressed they must not serve to sideline UN-led negotiations. During a closed-door meeting, the council discussed the talks opening Monday in the Kazakh capital of Astana after the United Nations decided to send envoy Staffan de Mistura to the meeting.
Just 6.4 miles of ice are holding an iceberg the size of Delaware onto the floating Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, and scientists warn it could cleave off the ice-bound continent at any time. Scientists affiliated with a group that has been tracking the ice melt in this area, known as Project MIDAS, say the iceberg could measure 5,000 square kilometers, or 1,930 square miles.
A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities said. The shooter, a 17-year-old senior, used a shotgun and intended to harm more than the student who was hit, Champaign County Sheriff Matthew Melvin said. Authorities identified the victim as 16-year-old junior Logan Cole, who was hospitalized in Columbus in critical condition.
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.
By Antonio Denti and Crispian Balmer PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - Four children and a woman were saved on Friday from the wreckage of a mountain hotel in central Italy that was flattened by an avalanche, surviving almost two days in sub-zero temperatures in the buried ruins of the luxury spa. After a fruitless night scouring the disaster site, sniffer dogs helped locate a first group of people who were buried in a small room, its roof of reinforced concrete protecting them from the heavy weight of snow that had entombed the hotel. Officials said they were the son and wife of Giampiero Parete, who had left the hotel to get medicine from his car seconds before the avalanche hit and had subsequently raised the alarm.
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.
As President Obama prepared to pass the baton to President-elect Donald Trump, he bid a temporary farewell to the American people and outlined his plans for his future role in our democracy — private citizen. Obama tweeted Friday morning, mere hours before Trump’s inauguration, that it has been the honor of his life to serve the American people, who he said made him a better person.
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.