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.
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.
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.
BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State group announced on Tuesday that one of its longest-serving and most prominent leaders, responsible for attacks overseas, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, had been killed in Aleppo province in Syria. Adnani had been one of the last living senior members, along with self-appointed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, that founded the group and stunned the Middle East by seizing huge tracts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. As Islamic State’s spokesman, he was its most visible member.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Growing resistance to antibiotics has complicated efforts to rein in common sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday as it issued new treatment guidelines. Globally, more than one million people contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection (STI) every day, WHO said. "Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are major public health problems worldwide, affecting millions of peoples’ quality of life, causing serious illness and sometimes death," Ian Askew, head of WHO's reproductive health and research division, said in a statement.
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress, including party Senate leader Harry Reid, asked the FBI to investigate concerns that the Russian government may be attempting to undermine the U.S. presidential election through cyber attacks that could include tampering with voting results. "The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free and fair elections represents one of the gravest threats to our democracy since the Cold War," Reid said in a letter to FBI Director James Comey. It was followed on Tuesday by a letter from four Democrats asking Comey to assess whether campaign officials working for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may be colluding with Russian interests to carry out recent hacks against the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in order to "interfere with the U.S. presidential election." That letter was signed by Representatives Elijah Cummings, John Conyers, Elliot Engel and Bennie Thompson, each of whom serves as the top Democrat on a different congressional committee.
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.
The recent stance by National Football League player Colin Kaepernick about standing for the national anthem is drawing a lot of attention to the customs and legal issues related to a person’s behavior during the anthem’s playing. Kaepernick, 28, is sitting down during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the NFL preseason. Kaepernick told the NFL Network his actions were a protest against violent acts taken against people of color.
ABC News gets an exclusive tour of an ultra-luxurious Manhattan home! I was digging it until I saw how huge my head was right. It's just not Manhattan's upper east side but you definitely feel like you're moving on number by moving into this swanky apartment. Off we go on tour of one of the most expensive apartments in all of New York City through its care.
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
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.
Chessy Prout made her first public comments about the assault in an interview on NBC's "Today" show, telling what happened to her at St. Paul's School in 2014 when she was a 15-year-old freshman. The Associated Press typically does not identify victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, as Prout has done. Jurors convicted Labrie last year of misdemeanor sex assault charges and a felony charge of using a computer to lure the student.
The brother of JonBenét Ramsey is breaking his decades-long silence to honor his sister's memory and to ensure she's properly remembered, he told Dr. Phil. “I want to honor her memory by doing this interview. I don’t want anyone to forget,” Burke Ramsey
A woman has been killed after a truck carrying airbag parts made by Japan's troubled Takata exploded in a massive fireball on a US highway, the firm confirmed Tuesday. "It created a big crater," said Tom Schmerber, the sheriff of Maverick County, Texas, where the August 22 accident occurred. In a statement, the company said: "Takata has strict safety procedures relating to the transportation of its products that meet or exceed all regulatory requirements.
Only two weeks after joining Instagram, Tom Hiddleston’s was already hacked.