The day after announcing her candidacy last year, Hillary Clinton flew off to Iowa and, standing outside a small coffee shop, was asked by a reporter about what she had already signaled would be a big issue for her: overhauling the country’s “dysfunctional” campaign finance system to curb the influence of wealthy donors and special interests. “I don’t know,” Clinton replied with a shrug, as she walked into the coffee shop to campaign. Among the nuggets from the hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks is new evidence that, from the start, Clinton and her campaign operatives were plotting to aggressively exploit the loopholes in federal campaign laws by steering large sums of unregulated cash into supposedly independent super-PACs like Priorities USA.
While you probably think of Honda as a fairly fuel-efficient carmaker, the company actually lags far behind many other big automotive brands when it comes to offering hybrid and electric cars. CEO Takahiro Hachigo wants to see the majority of Honda’s American sales be hybrids and EVs by 2030, according to Automotive News. Honda will shoot to get those categories to make up two-thirds of its cars and trucks worldwide by that point, Hachigo told AN, but “the ratio will be far higher in the U.S.” Plug-in vehicles, he said, will make up the core of the American market.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. Wake a Republican at 3 in the morning, and he won’t have any trouble remembering that he’s for lower taxes. Take gay marriage, a question on which President Obama famously “evolved” while in office to stay abreast of the rapidly changing social climate.
The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal hate crime investigation after the parents of a black high school student said as many as four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school. "No child should be walking down the hall or in a locker room and be accosted with a noose around their neck," president Derrick Johnson said Monday during a news conference in Wiggins. Johnson said the incident happened Oct. 13 near a locker room at Stone High School in Wiggins.
Famed ’60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. Hayden, once denounced as a traitor by his detractors, overcame his past and won election to the California Assembly and Senate where he served for almost two decades as a progressive force on such issues as the environment and education. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti praised Hayden.
Police in Tunisia have arrested two American citizens on suspicion of terrorist activities after finding videos and pictures praising Islamic State, a security official said on Tuesday. The official said the suspects, aged 29 and 32, had come to Tunisia to study and that one of them had married a Tunisian woman who had traveled to Syria. Tunisia suffered several major attacks claimed by Islamic State last year.
A Michigan family has been left in anguish after 4-year-old Kiyana McNeal was killed by her new dog after she tried to give it a treat. Kiyana’s mom, Jacy, had just bought the dog the same day from an Illinois man who brought the dog to their Michigan home, according to Kiyana’s stepmom, Lorie May. According to Davis, Jacy tried to fight the dog off of Kiyana during the attack but couldn’t.
Volkswagen Group of America announced Tuesday that a United States District Court has approved its settlement regarding 2.0-liter diesels in the US. This news comes just over four months after the initial announcement of the $14.7 billion settlement proposal, and more than a year after the Dieselgate scandal first broke. Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California US District Court made the decision to approve the settlement.
Qatar began three days of mourning on Monday after the death of former emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, who oversaw the start of the country's transformation into an energy powerhouse. Prayers took place at the national mosque after which the former ruler -- who was deposed in a bloodless coup by his son Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani in 1995 -- was buried in Al Rayyan on the western fringes of Doha. Many Qataris took to social media to express their condolences and the US ambassador in Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, gave a statement to local media saying she was "saddened to learn of the passing".
A suspect armed with an AK-47 shot and injured two police officers and is suspected in the shooting deaths of two others. When a gentleman came out without AK 47 and just opened fire on everybody. One officer's been shot notebook and other officer were shot in the leg.
Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white supremacist who allegedly shot up a Bible study class in a Charleston, S.C., church last year, killing nine black parishioners, could hardly have chosen a more powerfully symbolic venue for his attack. Emanuel AME Church is one of the oldest black churches in the South, dating back to 1816, and Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. were among those who spoke from its pulpit. The events on the evening of June 17 put “Mother Emanuel,” as it is often called, at the center of an increasingly urgent national conversation about race relations, stretching back to the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 and forward to this year’s presidential campaign.
Click on the cities above to see the places that mattered in the 2016 election. Where does the presidential campaign take place? You won’t generally see candidates on the trail in reliably Democratic Oregon or solidly Republican South Carolina.
Infiniti’s Q60 knows how to fill a room. The new coupe was a big and steady presence under fluorescent house lights while we worked around it; setting massive 5-kilowatt lights on their stands, flooding the room with heat, sculpting its curves and shoulders
The outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte worries his Japanese hosts. Not just his policy toward the U.S. but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor? Duterte arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for a three-day visit, his first since becoming Philippine leader at the end of June.
Gordon Hamilton, 50, a University of Maine professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and a researcher with the Climate Change Institute, fell 100 feet (30.48 metres) into the crevasse, the NSF statement said. Hamilton was part of a team camped in a heavily crevassed area known as the Shear Zone, around 25 miles (40.23 km) south of McMurdo Station, the largest of the three U.S. research stations in Antarctica. British explorer Henry Worsley died earlier this year of exhaustion and dehydration as he tried to cross Antarctica unaided.
Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 11, 2016. A ceasefire painstakingly negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry was announced in mid-September and fell apart in days.
A human tree spotted blocking traffic at an intersection Monday afternoon is killing it in the costume department. A local TV editor posted a video on Twitter Monday afternoon of what appears to be a man dressed convincingly as a tree on a crosswalk in Portland, Maine. Another local TV producer at the scene reported on Twitter that the #humantree wouldn't speak to reporters.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 lapped the Nurburgring in 7:29:60—and Chevy caught the whole event on video. In another sign of the impending extinction of the manual transmission, the ‘Ring-record ZL1 was equipped with the GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission developed in conjunction with Ford. As Chevrolet was more than happy to point out in the official press release, that 7:29.60 lap time is a full 11.67 seconds than the outgoing fifth-gen Camaro ZL1.
Pennsylvania's former top prosecutor has been released from jail about two hours after she was placed in a holding cell for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation and lying about it under oath. Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane was ordered Monday to serve 10 to 23 months in county jail in the perjury and obstruction case. A jury this summer found that Kane leaked grand jury material to the press to embarrass a rival and then lied about it under oath.
Two women and two men were killed at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a water ride. Queensland police said the four victims died on the Thunder River Rapids ride at the Dreamworld park, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered prayers to their families over what he called a "very, very, sad, tragic event". "Four adult persons have lost their lives as a result of the incident," Queensland Police spokesman Todd Reid told reporters on the Gold Coast.
A deadly blaze claimed the life of a Washington State toddler who was found next to the remains of his faithful pup that stayed by the boy’s side as flames engulfed their home, authorities said. The body of a 3-year-old boy, identified by relatives as Noah Whitcher, was discovered up against a wall on a bed in the Hillyard home at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, Spokane Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told InsideEdition.com. Little Noah was found huddled with his dog, who also died, and a teddy bear, officials said.
Welcome to Test Days, the annual confab of the International Motor Press Association (IMPA). IMPA has been staging these events for more than 50 years, beginning at the now-shuttered Bridgehampton circuit on Long Island, with intervening years at both Lime Rock and Pocono Speedway, before finding our latest, gracious host in Monticello Motor Club – the 4.1-mile driver’s paradise in the heart of what used to be known as the Borscht Belt. As one of the jurors in the North American Car of the Year awards, I also use Test Days to re-familiarize myself with cars that may be front-runners among voters, such as the Volvo XC90 SUV.
Convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons is a "lost cause," America's top intelligence official said, causing concern in the State Department and ally South Korea over an issue of long-standing US policy. The United States has always maintained it cannot accept North Korea as a nuclear state and, under President Barack Obama, has made any talks with the North conditional on Pyongyang first making some tangible commitment towards denuclearisation.
Warming ocean waters have been destabilizing some of the massive ice shelves around Antarctica for years. “The system is no longer in equilibrium,” said Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leader of the study published in the journal Nature Communications. As glaciers flow slowly off the edge of the continent and into the sea, they begin to float while still attached to the land in a zone scientists call the “grounding line.” It’s natural for seawater to melt the resulting ice shelves, “or pieces of the ice shelf detach from the front, forming what we know as icebergs,” said Khazendar.
While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump exchange blows in the public arena, two knights of different genders squared off in a unique matchup at the Saint Louis Renaissance Festival. This election cycle seems like it's been going on for years that there