In yet another strange twist in an already unusual campaign season, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will make a last-minute Wednesday visit to Mexico City, where he will meet privately with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The sit-down, confirmed late Tuesday night by Trump and the Mexican leader in separate Twitter posts, will take place just hours before the GOP nominee is set to make what aides have billed as a pivotal immigration speech Wednesday evening in Phoenix. The Trump campaign did not respond to repeated inquiries about the trip, which came at the request of Peña Nieto.
After motorists and construction workers sprang into action last week to free a woman from a burning car after a tractor trailer barreled through several cars on an upstate New York highway, the mayor of the town has released new footage of the crash as a means of trying to identify the heroes who saved the day. A tractor trailer caused a 10-car accident on Route 17 in Binghamton, New York, last Thursday afternoon. 10 people involved in the pileup were taken to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries, Press Connects reports. Dashcam video uploaded to Facebook by the mayor of the upstate New York town, David Rich, shows the devastating wreck from the perspective of one of the cars involved in the accident.
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.
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.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by North Carolina to reinstate for November’s elections several voting restrictions, including a requirement that people show identification at the polls. The eight-justice court, divided in most part 4-4, rejected a request made by Republican Governor Pat McCrory after an appeals court ruled last month that the 2013 law discriminates against minority voters. Elections in North Carolina this fall are going to be conducted under a fair and nondiscriminatory election law scheme," said Allison Riggs, a lawyer with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, one of the civil rights groups that challenged the law.
Venezuela on Tuesday was set to expel a crew of Al Jazeera journalists who were intending to cover an opposition march against President Nicolas Maduro, the country's union of journalists said. With Venezuela in the throes of severe economic and political crises, the opposition has called for a march on Caracas on Thursday to press its constitutionally sanctioned demand for a referendum to remove Maduro. The authorities detained three employees of the Qatar-based channel when they arrived Monday at Maiquetia international airport outside Caracas, the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) said on Twitter.
The southwest corner of Greenland is a barren place. Most of the time, the only living things you can see are moss and lichen. Occasionally though, you might also spot a few scientists, who have come to study the rocks of this desolate landscape, which
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.
In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device. The senators said in a letter Tuesday that price hikes of more than 500 percent have jeopardized access to emergency allergy shots for many Americans. The letter was addressed to Heather Bresch, CEO of the pharmaceutical company that makes the devices, Mylan N.V.
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.
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.
Along with Andre Tamine, 63, the women — all Canadian nationals — were arrested and charged Sunday with attempting to smuggle 200 pounds of the drug into Australia as part of a major international drug syndicate. This particular cruise ship — because of the nature and the amount of ports it had been to — was considered quite high risk in itself," Australian Border Force Commander Tim Fitzgerald told reporters Monday.
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.
Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at a lawsuit from a New Mexico attorney that seeks to force the Senate to act on Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination. Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination has “been pending longer than any other Supreme Court nominee in United States history.
The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle that has become a major tourist attraction.At the annual fiesta in Bunol, trucks dumped 160 tons of tomatoes
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.
Video shows the child screaming as he plunges 27 feet into the water below. And a mother facing charges for this jarring video from Washington State. Horrified witnesses watching cheer as a blueprint hostile four year old son from a bridge into the water
A crane on a barge lifted the wreckage of a small sightseeing plane from a lake near New Orleans on Tuesday, the bodies of the pilot and a passenger still in the cabin, authorities said. The crane, operated by a salvage contractor, hoisted the plane onto the barge after divers first attached cables to the wreckage while it was submerged, New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Gregory Davis said. The Cessna 172 crashed into Lake Pontchartrain while attempting to land Saturday night at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, plunging into waters about 1,000 yards off the runway.
Though she’s often described as potentially sapping votes from Hillary Clinton, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein instead appeared to be wooing Donald Trump voters during a Tuesday interview. “Most of Donald’s supporters don’t even support
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
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.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, but astronomers in California are taking a second look anyway, the SETI Institute said on Tuesday. A group of Russian astronomers last year detected what appeared to be a non-naturally occurring radio signal in the general location of a star system 94 light-years from Earth.
Users of Apple's iPhones are generally among the most satisfied smartphone users in the world. Study after study has shown high satisfaction rates and low defection rates among iPhone owners, who point to sleek smartphone designs, reliable software, a smooth user experience and best-in-class customer service as reasons for sticking with the iPhone. Of course, nothing is perfect and users also have some serious complaints about Apple's smartphone lineup.
Rylee, a 10-month-old Belgian Malinois, accidentally went overboard when her owners, Kristin and Ed Casas, were fixing an electrical problem on their vessel. When the couple realized Rylee was missing, they quickly made a "dog overboard" announcement, but Rylee was nowhere to be found.
Russia on Tuesday questioned the findings of a UN-led investigation that blamed the Syrian regime for chemical attacks, saying they were not conclusive enough to trigger sanctions. Britain and France called for UN sanctions after the investigative panel found that President Bashar al-Assad's forces had carried out at least two chemical attacks, one in 2014 and one in 2015. Following a closed-door Security Council meeting to discuss the report, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said he had "very serious questions" about the findings and suggested the panel should continue its work.