Donald Trump has taken the political world on a rollercoaster ride over the past two weeks on his signature issue of immigration, suggesting last Tuesday he may be “softening” his deport-them-all stance. In a Wednesday night immigration policy speech in Arizona, Trump could clear up some of this confusion. The Hillary Clinton campaign is not expecting Trump to significantly alter his stance on wanting to deport all undocumented immigrants and is prepared to remind voters of his previous statements if he does.
Frank Ocean is an impressive car fanatic, as proven by him penning car essays and peppering marques into lyrics from his new album, Blonde. Diametrically opposing Ocean, in both automotive taste and adroitness, is Will.I.Am. Case in point: what he’s done to this poor Tesla Model S.
A Colorado man is behind bars and accused of the attempted murder of his 2-year-old son, who cops say he tried to kill by intentionally crashing his car. Police said 29-year-old Nathan Weitzel placed his toddler son, Isaiah, into his car on August 21 after bucking his own seatbelt, but not the boy's. Weitzel then allegedly crashed the car into several other vehicles, WUSA reports.
Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years. A five-day-old baby was among those rescued along with other infants and was airlifted to an Italian hospital, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which took part in operations. "The command centre coordinated 40 rescue operations" that included vessels from Italy, humanitarian organisations as well as the EU's border agency Frontex, saving 6,500 migrants, the coastguard wrote on Twitter.
In the moments before reports of gunshots spread panic at Los Angeles International Airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro. The only people at the airport with guns Sunday night were officers, but false reports of an active shooter triggered a ripple of chaos that sent frantic travelers racing to the street and onto the tarmac. As police tried Monday to sort out the cause of the disruption, experts said the incident — the second of its kind at a major U.S. airport in two weeks — highlights one of the challenges faced by airports at a time of terrorism and frequent unsubstantiated reports.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office has called on French beach resorts to lift their bans on the burkini, calling them a "stupid reaction" that did not improve security but fueled religious intolerance. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein welcomed the decision by the Conseil d'Etat against the Mediterranean resort of Villeneuve-Loubet, his spokesman Rupert Colville said. A dozen other towns also have such bans.
A man named Vladimir Putin has been arrested in Florida. No, not Russian President and Donald Trump bro Vladimir Putin. Instead, a West Palm Beach man who shares Putin’s name was arrested for screaming at employees at a Publix supermarket. According
Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America’s largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending. Rousseff was Brazil’s first female president, with a storied career that includes a stint as a Marxist guerrilla jailed and tortured in the 1970s during the country’s dictatorship. “The Senate has found that the president of the federal republic of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff, committed crimes in breaking fiscal laws,” said Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski, who presided over the trial.
Newly discovered fossils in Greenland suggest that life may have existed on Earth some 3.7 billion years ago, a team of Australian scientists said. "This potentially pushes back our understanding of the antiquity of life on Earth, which is really quite astounding," Abigail Allwood, a research scientist and astrobiologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, told Mashable. Allwood, who did not participate in the Greenland study, wrote her doctoral thesis on the 3.5 billion-year-old fossils in western Australia that were, until today, considered the world's oldest.
Donald Trump fired back at football star Colin Kaepernick on Monday, suggesting in a radio interview that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback find a new country if he isn’t happy with the United States. “I think it’s — personally — not a good thing,” Trump said on the “Dori Monson Show” on Monday, as BuzzFeed reported. It won’t happen,” the Republican presidential nominee continued.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification requirement and keep just 10 days of early in-person voting. The decision — a victory for voting rights groups and President Barack Obama's Justice Department — means voters won't have to show one of several qualifying photo IDs when casting ballots in the presidential battleground state. Early voting also reverts to 17 days, to begin Oct. 20.
Video of a 4-year-old boy being tossed from a bridge in Washington state is angering America. Witness Brianna Jones called the cops. In the video, the mother can be seen wading in the water and, according to witnesses, she actually encouraged him to throw the child over the bridge.
The Islamic State group said Tuesday its spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed in the Syrian province of Aleppo, as the US confirmed it had targeted him in the same area. Should Adnani's death be confirmed, it "would mark another significant blow to ISIL," he added in a statement. Cook said the strike took place in Al-Bab, in the province of Aleppo.
Take when Red Bull’s Bryce Menzies jumped 379 feet in his 900-horsepower Pro 2 racing truck. Menzies's world record only came after much testing and modification. Months ago, at an unnamed test facility outside of San Diego, Red Bull, Pennzoil and Menzies’ crew began working out inital suspension set-ups and aerodynamic tweaks—remember, this is a flying truck.
By Giulia Segreti and Iona Serrapica AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Italy held a state funeral in pouring rain on Tuesday for some of the victims of an earthquake which leveled mountain communities last week, killing at least 292 people. In all, 21 children died.
Flames engulfed two vehicles at a gas station in Connecticut after a motorist crashed into one of the pumps.
One of the most memorable images of The Night Of, the now-concluded HBO miniseries that seemed only to ever deal in memorable images, was among its simplest. In Sunday’s finale, the lawyer John Stone (John Turturro) presented his client Nasir Khan (Riz Ahmed) with the difficult decision of whether to report his other lawyer, Chandra (Amara Karan), for kissing Naz. Doing so could result in a mistrial—which could be a good thing for Naz, but would ruin Chandra’s career.
Scientists have found what they think is the oldest fossil on Earth, a remnant of life from 3.7 billion years ago when Earth’s skies were orange and its oceans green. In a newly melted part of Greenland, Australian scientists found the leftover structure from a community of microbes that lived on an ancient seafloor, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature .
Down Ticket is Yahoo News’ complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors’ races of 2016. Happy Florida Primary Day! Here are four storylines to watch as the results come rolling in. If we had to pick just one state to watch for the rest of this election cycle, Florida would be it.
The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, according to a study released Wednesday. Africa's savanna elephant population plummeted by about 30 percent from 2007 to 2014 and is declining at about 8 percent a year, said a survey funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen. "If we can't save the African elephant, what is the hope of conserving the rest of Africa's wildlife?" elephant ecologist Mike Chase, the lead researcher, said in a statement.
Italy held a state funeral in pouring rain on Tuesday, Aug. 30, for some of the victims of an earthquake which leveled mountain communities last week, killing at least 292 people.Hundreds of mourners sheltered in a marquee or under umbrellas at the service
A van driven by a suicide bomber exploded after ramming through a gate at the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, injuring three people, authorities said. "As a result of the explosion, only the suicide bomber terrorist died. Security guards were injured," Kyrgyzstan's deputy prime minister Jenish Razakov told journalists at the scene.
The NYPD has released a sketch of a man they believe was in the vicinity when Queens jogger Karina Vetrano was sexually assaulted and killed August 2. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the sketch was made with the help of a utility worker who recalled seeing the person of interest on the day the 30-year-old beauty was brutally murdered. "We want to speak to this person because we feel he was there," Boyce said of the man in the sketch.
By Tom Heneghan JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian teenager who attacked a Catholic priest in his church was inspired by the murder of a French priest in July and guided by a radical compatriot in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Jakarta’s national police chief said on Wednesday. Karnavian said the unsuccessful attack showed the phenomenon of a “lone wolf” radicalized over the internet was spreading in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, projecting the violence of the Middle Eastern militant group Islamic State (IS) as far afield as Indonesia, where Muslims and Christians have mostly lived in harmony. The attacker took his inspiration from reports of the murder of Father Jacques Hamel, 85, who died after two militants slit his throat during Mass in a suburb of Rouen in northern France in July.