In striking comments, White House press secretary Sean Spicer used his first official statement on Saturday to castigate the media for what he claimed was “deliberately false reporting,” including reporting on the attendance at President Trump’s inauguration. Spicer was particularly incensed about photos shared on social media by members of the press comparing the crowd at Trump’s ceremony with those at inaugurations past. A number of reporters posted side-by-side photographs of the crowds amassed for the inauguration of Trump on Friday and for Barack Obama eight years before.
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.
Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said. Light says he believes felony charges were an attempt by prosecutors to get leverage for plea bargains on lesser, misdemeanor offenses.
On January 21, thousands of women and men gathered for the Women's March on Washington as well as across the country. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.
In the latest edition of Yahoo Diaries, we enlisted three correspondents who participated in the Women’s March on Washington and gave Yahoo News the inside scoop on the massive demonstration following President Trump’s inauguration. Through the point of view of three everyday Americans who decided to head to Washington, D.C., see firsthand how this event unfolded . Hi! My name is Meera Oliva.
By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) - Relatives of victims onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Sunday they plan to deliver personal letters to Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai while he visits Australia, urging him to resume the search for the missing jet. Liow held informal talks with Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester in the Western Australian capital of Perth on Sunday, Chester’s office said, five days after the two ministers and their Chinese counterpart suspended a three-year hunt for the plane. Chester and Liow will welcome the search vessel, Fugro Equator, back to Fremantle on Monday, putting an end to a recovery operation that has scoured a 120,000-sq-km (46,000-sq-mile) area of the Indian Ocean sea floor.
Two people were gored to death Sunday in a bull-wrestling festival in southern India, a report said, a day after a ban on the controversial sport was overturned. Several towns and villages in the southern state of Tamil Nadu celebrated the popular Jallikattu festival on Sunday after week-long protests prompted authorities to approve an executive order lifting a Supreme Court ban on it. The Supreme Court last year outlawed Jallikattu after a plea by animal rights groups, which have long accused those taking part in the event -- held annually across Tamil Nadu -- of cruelty to the animals.
A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands. The mid-afternoon quake struck at a depth of 167 kilometers (103 miles) beneath the eastern province of Bougainville, where Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands meet in a continuous South Pacific archipelago, said Chris McKee, assistant director of Papua New Guinea Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby.
An Australian scuba diver survived after a bull shark mauled him near the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland on Saturday. According to local reports, the man suffered injuries to his hand, chest and stomach after being aggressively attacked by the shark that resulted in significant blood loss. David Cameron, a flight paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service, said that the victim was free diving with a friend east of Murray Island in the Torres Strait when the bull shark attacked from behind.
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.
Gambians on Saturday anxiously awaited the departure of ex-president Yahya Jammeh to a life in exile, possibly in Guinea, after a deal with west African leaders headed off a regional military intervention. After marathon talks with Guinea's leader Alpha Conde and Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Jammeh accepted to hand over power peacefully to The Gambia's new President Adama Barrow, who is waiting in neighbouring Senegal for the strongman of 22 years to leave.
Baltimore Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a car with two young children inside, according to reports. John Bowling, 37, is facing kidnapping charges and auto theft charges after he allegedly stole a mother’s car with her 4-year -old and 19-month-old in the backseat while she was unloading groceries on Thursday. Police immediately issued an Amber Alert for the two children who were eventually found a few blocks away within an hour, according to reports.
Cynthia Holland has to repair her liquor store. William Carey University has to find a place to hold classes. Michelle Kirk has to allay her 11-year-old daughter's anxieties while living in a damaged house.
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
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.
By Kieran Guilbert MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid worker Alfred Davies and his colleagues were providing vaccinations and giving out food in a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria when he noticed the buzzing of a plane passing overhead. "Glass shattered, roofs collapsed and people were screaming and crying," Davies, a project co-ordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. "I saw people with their bellies open, and intestines on the ground," the Liberian aid worker said.
Journalist and author George Krimsky, who covered Charles Manson's arrest, the Lebanese civil war and dissident activity in the Soviet Union and co-founded a center for international journalists, has died at age 75. Krimsky, who lived in Washington, died Friday after a yearlong battle with lung cancer, his family said Saturday. Krimsky grew up in New York, California and Connecticut, where he graduated in 1960 from The Gunnery prep school.
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.
According to the report, a full 15% of households with broadband connections have gone back to TV via antenna exclusively. “Pay-TV subscriptions have dropped each year since 2014, falling to 81% of U.S. broadband households in Q3 2016,” Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research with Parks Associates, said of the data. It’s important to note that many of the cord cutters are likely not relying solely on their local broadcasters for content, but are instead embracing streaming services in place of their traditional cable or satellite options.
The British government was accused on Sunday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs to support updating the Trident nuclear system. "There was a major panic at the highest level of government and the military after the first test of our nuclear deterrent in four years ended in disastrous failure," the source told the paper.
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.
The Women's March on Washington brought people from all over the country together to promote women's rights. Here are some of the best signs from the marches in New York and D.C.
Rescuers pulled four people alive from an avalanche-hit Italian hotel on Saturday and clung on to hopes of saving some of the 23 people still missing three days after the disaster struck. Teams of mountain rescuers and firefighters had been boosted by Friday's dramatic rescue of all four children who were inside the Hotel Rigopiano, along with the mother of two of them.
Madonna made a surprise Saturday appearance at the Women’s March on Washington, the cornerstone of the massive worldwide protests following President Trump’s inauguration. “Are you still awake out there?” she asked the Washington, D.C., crowd.
By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans on Monday to reveal reasons behind the spontaneous combustion of its recalled Galaxy Note 7, as the world's biggest smartphone maker works to regain consumer trust before launching its next premium model. The announcement would come more than three months after Samsung scrapped the short-lived competitor of Apple Inc's iPhones, costing $5.3 billion in operating profit. Its reputation damaged, sales of the Galaxy S8 will be widely seen as a barometer of Samsung's ability to bounce back from the debacle.