Former President Barack Obama delivered a motivational speech to his staff and supporters shortly after handing over the reins of power to his newly sworn-in successor, President Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States. Obama delivered his remarks from the Joint Base Andrews before flying to Palm Springs, Calif., with former first lady Michelle Obama, for the couple’s post-White House vacation. Former President Barack Obama waves with his wife, Michelle, as they board Special Air Mission 28000, a Boeing 747 that serves as Air Force One, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 20, 2017.
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.
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.
Rescuers have pulled two people to safety and found at least eight others alive two days after an avalanche flattened a mountain hotel in central Italy, a national fire brigade official said on Friday. Luca Cari said three of the survivors were children. "The rescue operation is very long and difficult," he told Reuters by telephone from the scene of the disaster in the Abruzzo region.
Tens of thousands of women and their supporters took to the streets of Washington D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. The Women’s March on Washington movement was sparked off, according to Reuters, by a Facebook request for a women’s march by Teresa Shook in Hawaii. With entire route packed with protesters, Women's March on Washington can't proceed with planned procession.
A flight headed to Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening turned its cabin lights pink in an apparent show of support for passengers headed to Saturday's Women's March on Washington. "Southwest turns on the pink lights and a loud cheer erupts. #WomensMarch" Twitter user Jennifer Moran captioned her photo.
A bipartisan bread-breaking between congressmen after the inaugural address was notable for the absence of several prominent Democrats. Sit down and break bread at least for an hour saddle. Let's not forget that a third of the Democrats in the US House of Representatives are boycotting.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's confectionery company on Friday announced plans to shut down his key asset in Russia, a candy factory, after a barrage of criticism at home for his maintaining business activities on rival ground. The Western-backed leader's business empire ranges from car to media holdings, but his most valuable asset is the Roshen confectionery empire, which includes five plants in Ukraine as well as in Lithuania and Hungary. Ranked by the Forbes Ukraine website as the country's sixth-richest man, worth $858 million (806 million euros), Poroshenko, 51, has garnered the nickname "the chocolate king".
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday began campaigning for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office, only hours after a vote in parliament cleared the way for a national referendum on the issue. Speaking in Istanbul, he hailed the assembly's early-morning decision saying a more powerful presidency will catapult Turkey to a position of strength. "God willing the people will give the true decision, the final decision," Erdogan said.
Hillary Clinton will make history on Friday, but probably not the kind she wanted. Here in this tiny town in remote northwestern Kansas, she will be the first woman inducted into a museum that most Americans have never heard of, except for the people who live here and those eccentric few who travel the back roads of the country in search of extremely odd things. About a half-hour before Donald Trump takes the oath of office to become the nation’s 45th president, Clinton, his vanquished opponent, will have her picture unveiled at the They Also Ran Gallery — or as many people refer to it, the Museum of Presidential Losers.
President Trump is promising to reverse Barack Obama’s executive actions on climate change, wipe out the so-called Islamic State, and build up America’s offensive and defensive cyberwarfare capabilities. The official White House website swung to Trump’s control at noon, as he took the oath of office. The new portal carries over pages for publishing visitor logs, financial disclosures, ethics pledge waivers and staff salaries — items regularly cited by the Obama administration in service of its dubious claim to be the most transparent administration in history.
A suspected thief accused of stealing a bucket filled with $1.6 million in gold flakes off an armored truck in New York City has been apprehended in Ecuador. After a search that spanned thousands of miles across two continents over the course of months, authorities arrested Julio Nivelo Thursday. After surveillance video allegedly first captured Nivelo walking away with an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes in September, authorities followed a trail from the Big Apple to Orlando then California until they finally made their way to Nivelo's native country.
Looking to lessen its reliance on Google and further differentiate itself among a crowded field of Android handsets, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone will feature a brand new intelligent personal assistant, similar in nature to Siri on the iPhone. Dubbed Bixby, Samsung’s AI assistant will be based on technology the company picked up when it acquired Viv this past October. What makes the forthcoming release of Bixby so intriguing is that Viv’s AI software was designed to answer layered questions that competing AI services are either unable to answer or struggle to process.
Leave it to Madonna to sneak a couple of F-bombs onto CNN. Speaking at the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, the iconic singer urged protestors to remember that although "good did not win in this election, good will win in the end." SEE ALSO:
Washington (AFP) - A US strike has killed more than 100 Al-Qaeda fighters at a training camp in northwestern Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.The air strike occurred Thursday at a camp in Idlib province that had been operational since 2013, Pentagon spokesman
The U.S. Navy is working with defense contractor Raytheon to bring precision guidance to fast-firing light cannons. The MAD-FIRES project could soon help ships fend of waves of smaller, heavily armed attack boats. The U.S. Navy does a lot of work in the so-called littoral zone.
As Sears struggles to stay relevant and profitable amidst a slew of store closings and disappointing sales figures, fans of the famed Sears Craftsman brand have encountered a struggle of their own—finding the products in stores. Since 2011, Sears has shut down more than 2,000 stores, meaning loyalists have to search far and wide to find a well-stocked Sears store, where 90 percent of Craftsman products are currently sold. While the Craftsman name might conjure up images of wrenches and socket sets, hand tools account for only about a third of Craftsman’s business.
Paris Men's Fashion Week continued to impress on Thursday and Friday, with expressive Autumn/Winter 2017 shows from Junya Watanabe, Dries Van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto and Boris Bidjan Saberi.
More than 200 people have been arrested as of Friday evening in connection with protests that erupted during the inauguration of President Donald Trump, according to a spokesman for the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department. The demonstrations included acts of vandalism and clashes with police officers, who used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray against the protesters. Yahoo News was present for a particularly intense clash between police and hundreds of demonstrators that took place in the vicinity of K Street and 14th Street Northwest at about 5 p.m. Demonstrators lit multiple fires in the area and set ablaze a limousine.
Farage will appear on both daytime and prime-time programming for the networks, whose parent company is 21st Century Fox Inc. Farage, the former leader of the United Kingdom’s Independence Party, lead the charge for the UK’s “Brexit” vote last year to leave the European Union.
An Ohio mom is facing charges after cops say she taped her toddler son to a wall while broadcasting the act on Facebook Live. A WSYX viewer in Reynoldsburg sent in the video in which cops say Shayla Rudolph taped her 2-year-old son's mouth shut before leaving him attached to the wall with boxing tape for 15 minutes.
Michael Louviere apparently believed he had happened upon the scene of a traffic accident. Instead, authorities say, the off-duty police officer in the New Orleans suburb of Westwego came upon the aftermath of horrific domestic violence that would cost him his life. Louviere was one of two people shot to death Friday morning in mayhem that ended with a suicidal suspect shooting himself during an hours-long standoff with police as he stood on the girder of a bridge high over the Mississippi River.
When Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 smartphone began catching fire in the hands of users, most folks chalked it up to a faulty battery. The Korean tech giant plans to divulge exactly what went wrong with its fiery phablet at a special press conference on Monday (Jan. 23), though a new report may already have given us the answer. Citing "people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal reports that the Note 7 explosions were due to a mix of some batteries being irregularly sized and others having manufacturing issues.
Talks aimed at ending Syria's nearly six-year war are set to open on Monday in the Kazakh capital, brokered by regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey. Key regime backer Russia began an air campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015 and has helped Damascus recapture several key areas, including Aleppo city. Iran has also provided major financial and military support to Assad.
Designing a good artificial intelligence is hard. For a company like Google, which relies heavily on AI, designing the best possible AI software is crucial. If you said "literally anyone else" you might be right, but folks at Google's AI research lab, Google Brain, would disagree.