The DNC media-filing center. (Photo: Hunter Walker/Yahoo News)Philadelphia — Reporters were told to evacuate the Democratic National Convention’s media space on Monday as a violent storm rocked the tent enclosing it. As clouds rolled in, at one point
The Democratic National Committee's rules panel has decided that Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio will preside over convention sessions beginning Monday. A DNC rules committee member says she was voted as convention chairwoman as part of standard procedures.
German police said on Sunday they had arrested a 16-year-old Afghan friend of the gunman who killed nine people in a rampage at a shopping centre in Munich. "We suspect that this boy aged 16 years could have been aware of the act," police said in a statement following Friday's shooting spree after which the 18-year-old German-Iranian attacker, David Ali Sonboly, killed himself. The suspected posting related to "a meeting in a cinema complex near to Munich central station", police added.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran confirmed on Sunday the detention of an Iranian-American visiting the country, the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals in the past year. Asked about reports of the arrest on national security charges, Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei told a weekly news conference: "The report on the arrest of an Iranian-American dual national is correct," the semi-official Fars news agency said. Mohseni Ejei declined to name the individual and said he did not know what specific charges would be lodged.
The "Republic and Democracy" rally, held in Istanbul's central Taksim Square, comes after the failed coup on July 15, in which at least 246 people were killed and more than 2,000 wounded, and a subsequent crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. "The coup attempt was done against our democratic, secular, social state, governed by rule of law," said Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, head of the Republican People's Party, in a speech. Recommended: Think you know Turkey?
A Georgia local TV news anchor has died after taking a fatal plunge from a waterfall in North Carolina. Taylor Terrell, an anchor at a Macon, Georgia, TV station WMGT, was swimming with a friend in the water at the top of Rainbow Falls in Transylvania County, North Carolina, Thursday. Terrell somehow lost her footing and was swept away by the Horsepasture River current before plummeting 185 feet off Rainbow Falls, authorities say.
British holidaymakers spent hours sweating in their cars as 15-hour queues snaked back from the port of Dover on Sunday due to heightened entry checks by French border police. Stationary vehicles tailed back up to 12 miles (19 kilometres) inland from Dover, on England's southeastern tip. Dover is Britain's main ferry port to continental Europe, with Calais in northeastern France 21 miles (33 kilometres) away across the Channel.
It was 42 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes. The case of United States v. Nixon reached the Court on July 8, 1974, after it had concluded its prior term. The Justices found themselves in new territory as the Court had to deal with an executive privilege claim filed by President Nixon’s attorneys.
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday granted liberty to a rape survivor to terminate her 24-week-old abnormal foetus. The 26-year-old had challenged the constitutional validity of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act that which prohibits termination of pregnancy after 20 weeks even if there is a fatal risk to the mother and foetus. A medical board was set up at King Edward Memorial College and Hospital in Mumbai on Friday to examine the condition of an alleged rape survivor who wanted to abort her foetus.
Four people were killed when a Dallas Cowboys bus collided with a van in Arizona. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says all the fatalities in the Sunday crash were passengers in the van. Mehr didn't say what led to the crash on U.S. Highway 93 in western Arizona.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced her resignation on Sunday afternoon, just hours before she was set to bang the gavel to open the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. The Florida congresswoman, who is close to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, became the first, but likely not the last, casualty of the leak of 20,000 DNC emails on Friday afternoon. The leaked emails appear to show the DNC plotting against Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, who launched a spirited primary battle to wrest from Clinton leadership of a party he had for years refused to join, until late last year, when he did in order to run for president.
The Florida man with autism whose caretaker was shot and wounded by police last week is “traumatized” by the incident and has not been eating or sleeping since, his family said. Arnaldo Rios, 27, wandered away from an assisted living facility in North Miami last Monday. Police officers, responding to a call of an armed and suicidal man, found Rios sitting on the street and playing with an object which turned out to be a toy truck.
By Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - A global agreement on cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - potent greenhouse gases used in aerosols, refrigerants and air conditioning - seems within grasp, delegates said on Sunday after ten days of talks on climate change in Vienna. A final deal is expected to be reached at a meeting in October in Kigali, Rwanda. If successful, it would be the biggest single measure to limit global warming since governments adopted the Paris Agreement last December, seeking to limit heat waves, floods, droughts and rising seas.
By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India has asked its security forces to exercise restraint in responding to protests in disputed Kashmir and replace pellet guns with non-lethal weapons, its home affairs minister said on Sunday. Forty six people have been killed and more 5,000 wounded, including Indian security forces, since protests erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. "I appeal to the youth not to resort to stone pelting and I also want to appeal to the security forces not to use pellets.
On many days, traffic stretches for miles outside the busiest park entrance at West Yellowstone, Mont. Once motorists pass through the gate, they confront more congestion traveling to Old Faithful, often in the form of “wildlife jams” whenever there is a bull elk, grizzly bear, or buffalo roaming the roadside.
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady admitted being part of a cocaine smuggling scheme in a US sting operation before their arrest last year, according to recently filed court documents. Details of the alleged confessions by Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freita were recounted in documents US prosecutors filed Friday in the US federal court in Manhattan. The two -- sons of brothers of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife Cilia Flores -- were arrested in Haiti in November 2015 and flown to New York by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
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If you have a Yahoo email account or regularly visit services like Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, you might be wondering what will happen to the once-venerable brand once Verizon takes over. In announcing the deal Monday, Verizon merely said that the new Yahoo properties will become part of Verizon’s AOL business, which the phone company bought last year for $4.4 billion. It’s quite possible that Verizon will retain the Yahoo brand — as a sub-brand like AOL.
The Mars rover Curiosity has begun choosing some of its own targets for its ChemCam, the laser it uses to pulverize rocks and analyze their chemical makeup. This new autonomous capability will be useful for the many times NASA scientists on Earth are out of sync with the rover's schedule on the Red Planet. When it can't talk to Earth, Curiosity will make its own decisions.
Three-quarters of employees who request a raise get one, according to PayScale. Those are pretty awesome odds -- so awesome that you can't afford not to ask for more money when you feel you deserve it, either before accepting a new position or in your
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:1. CLINTON'S CONVENTION SET TO KICKOFF AMID DISCORDHillary Clinton must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders
Donald Trump in a new interview defended the speech he gave at the Republican National Convention as “very optimistic” amid criticism that the GOP presidential nominee’s message was too “dark.” Trump told NBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview that aired Sunday
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A computerized brain training program cut the risk of dementia among healthy people by 48 percent, U.S. researchers said on Sunday in reporting an analysis of the results of a 10-year study. The preliminary findings, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto, are the first to show that any kind of intervention could delay the development of dementia in normal, healthy adults. To date, cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists have largely rejected evidence that computer-based cognitive-training software or "brain games" have any effect on cognitive function.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key on Monday announced a program to make the Pacific Ocean nation “predator free” by 2050, ridding its islands entirely of invasive species that are a threat to endemic birds and other native species. A press release from the ruling National Party, which Key leads, says the government will put almost $20 million a year of new money — on top of more than $40 million that already goes into pest control annually — into various projects targeted at wiping out three species: rats, stoats and possums. Controversially, New Zealand also drops from the air the poison sodium fluoroacetate, also known as 1080, although conservationists hope that the new initiative will involve trying out alternative approaches.
Michael Jordan has had enough. The six-time NBA champion, majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, and consensus pick as the greatest basketball player of all time released a lengthy statement concerning the nation’s growing divide between citizens and police to The Undefeated. As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers.