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.
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
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - At least 100 inmates, some of them armed, escaped a Haitian prison near the capital Port-au-Prince during a mutiny, killing at least one guard, a source close to the investigation said Sunday. Local media, citing police, said 172 prisoners had fled the Arcahaie facility, located on the coast northwest of the capital Port-au-Prince. During the ensuing firefight, the head prison guard was killed and two others were wounded.
Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign kickoff rally on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vt., May 26, 2015. If Burlington were a car, it would be a Volvo station wagon from the 1980s — smart, progressive and fuel-efficient — the first city in the U.S., according to PBS, to get its electricity entirely from renewable sources.
If you’re mechanically inclined, and have a knack for going hands-on, likelihood is you see the world a little differently than most folks. Fiddling, wrenching, knocking it down and putting it back together—that comes natural, whether “it” is an old turntable
A 72 year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing himself and injuring three other people in an apparent suicide, state broadcaster NHK reported. A second explosion, separate from the blast that killed the former Self Defence Force member, caused a fire in a nearby parking lot, while the man's home 8 km (5 miles) from the park burnt to the ground, the report said. Images broadcast by NHK showed two burnt out cars, one of which belonged to the dead man, about 200 meters (650 feet) from the park and a charred broken bench at the edge of the park, where a folk art festival was underway.
A company that has trained dogs to recognize the smell of human fecal bacteria has been sniffing out sources of water pollution nationwide, discovering broken sewer pipes, leaking septic tanks and illegal sewage discharges, to the delight of environmental groups and government agencies. Using dogs rescued from shelters and specially trained to detect human waste in the same way other dogs are trained to sniff out drugs or explosives, the dogs of Otisfield, Maine-based Environmental Canine Services are always looking out for No. 2. "I could make a lot of jokes about what kind of job this is, but I won't," said Scott Reynolds, who runs the company with his wife, Karen.
Unfortunately, not everyone made it, as at least 14 bodies were recovered and dozens more remain missing, Italian officials said. Italy's Guardia Costiera, or Coast Guard, shared two videos on Sunday from the dozens of rescue operations this weekend in the central Mediterranean. Officials said 2,400 people were rescued on Saturday by the coast guard, ships from nongovernmental organizations and the Irish Navy, according to ANSA, Italy's leading news agency.
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.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. As a Democratic Party consultant and proud Ukrainian-American, Alexandra Chalupa was outraged last spring when Donald Trump named Paul Manafort as his campaign manager. Chalupa had been following Manafort’s career ever since he popped up in Kiev more than a decade ago as an adviser and campaign consultant to the pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Of all cancer deaths in the U.S., the share that’s related to smoking varies considerably by region, with southern states bearing the heaviest burden, according to a new study. With up to 40 percent of cancer deaths attributable to smoking in some areas and just 8 percent in others, the disparities may come down largely to how aggressively states pursue tobacco control, researchers write in JAMA Internal Medicine, October 24th. “Declines in smoking prevalence have accelerated over the past seven to eight years,” lead author Joannie Lortet-Tieulent of Surveillance and Health Services Research at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, told Reuters Health by email.
Jérémie (Haiti) (AFP) - Rickety structures made of sheet metal and scrap wood are clustered along the road to the Haitian city of Jeremie, which still hasn't seen any aid nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew. In a scene that is eerily similar to the devastation in Port-au-Prince after the 2010 earthquake, when hundreds of thousands of survivors had to cram into every available space, families are living in makeshift camps. In one such camp on the side of the road, Dominique Pierre-Louis is trying to start a motorcycle covered in mud.
A Belfast bakery on Monday lost its appeal of a ruling that it discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to bake a cake decorated with a message supporting same-sex marriage. The judgment against Ashers Baking Co. found that the family-run chain was wrong to treat gay customers any differently from heterosexuals. The Northern Ireland Equality Commission pursued the lawsuit against Ashers on behalf of the spurned customer, who had ordered the cake for a gay rights event.
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.
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.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - 26 Asian sailors freed after more than four years of captivity in a small fishing village in Somalia arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Sunday, ahead of flights home, a maritime expert said. The crew from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan were seized when the Omani-flagged FV Naham 3 was hijacked by Somali pirates close to the Seychelles in March 2012, when pirate attacks were common in the area. The pirates handed the group to authorities in the northern Somali town of Galkayo on Saturday morning.
Lyle Denniston looks at three Supreme Court cases it accepted right before Justice Scalia’s death – and why they haven’t gotten a court date yet. Three times in the Supreme Court’s current term, the Justices and their staffs have put together schedules for hearings, and three times they have intentionally chosen to bypass three of the cases waiting the longest to be argued. The likely reason: the Justices are inclined to think that those cases would only wind up in 4-to-4 splits, settling nothing. So they remain in a scheduling limbo. The court’s release on Friday of the schedule for the term’s third round of hearings – the two-week session that begins on November 28 — was the latest sign that the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February is interfering with the court’s normal operations. Although the schedule had four one-hour spots that were open, none got filled, and most glaringly omitted were the three cases that the court had agreed on January 15 that it would decide.
Pro- and anti-whaling nations clashed at a key meeting Monday where Japan sought to ease a 30-year-old moratorium on commercial hunts while others pushed for an Atlantic whale sanctuary. Host Slovenia urged compromise the sake of the marine mammals -- some species of which were hunted to near-extinction in the 20th century -- but member states of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) soon split into familiar factions. Japan, which conducts a yearly whale hunt in the name of science, which its detractors say is for meat, insisted that stocks of some species have recovered sufficiently to make them fair game.
Record numbers of Latinos have registered to vote this year, giving them unprecedented power to influence the US presidential election on November 8. Pundits have long described the Latino vote as a "sleeping giant" because turnout in the community has historically been low. In his final televised debate with his rival on Wednesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton, he warned about "some bad hombres here," unleashing a flood of Internet outrage and mocking memes.
ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports on the battle to take back Mosul from ISIS.
You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot? While secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to share their views and daily lives on social media, laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters are allowed to take pictures of themselves in the act or of their ballots — "ballot selfies". Federal judges have struck down bans on selfies in New Hampshire and Indiana, and rules have been changed in places like California and Rhode Island, but in many states it's still a violation that carries potential fines or jail terms.
Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Sunday pledged to investigate the causes of a rail crash that killed at least 75 people, as rescue workers scoured wreckage for more bodies. The packed passenger train carrying more than 1,400 people between the capital Yaounde and the central African country's port city of Douala derailed on Friday near the town of Eseka, causing carriages to flip over at high speed. "I have ordered an in-depth inquiry into the causes of this accident," Biya told state TV in French on returning to Cameroon on Sunday afternoon after a trip in Europe.
CHICAGO (AP) — He suddenly felt as if a hot wire had torn through his chest. It hurt to breathe.Jonathan Annicks wasn't sure he'd been shot. It was after midnight when he'd dashed outside his family's house to retrieve a phone charger from the car. Now
This was a tough year for GoPro. Here are the details on these new GoPro action cams. GoPro has slimmed down its lineup of cameras, taking some of the best features spread across four previous models and combining them into these two cameras.
Kathleen McLaughlin, who divorced Fogle last year, charged in the lawsuit that Subway depicted her and their children, now 5 and 3, in a commercial without permission while aware of Fogle's sexual interest in minors. "Subway knew of Jared's depravities and failed to act as a responsible corporation should," according to the lawsuit filed in Indiana's Hamilton Superior Court. A Subway spokesman said the Connecticut-based company would not comment on an active legal case.