The government shutdown officially ended on its third day after overcoming a major hurdle in the Senate. GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed on a compromise. Schumer pledged his support for the spending bill in exchange for McConnell's promise that they would work on legislation to prevent young undocumented immigrants from being deported. The stopgap spending bill is a short-term solution known as a continuing resolution, or C.R., but what is that?
In a highly controversial move that could reshape the internet, the Federal Communications Commission has officially repealed net neutrality regulations.
According to NASA, orbital debris, or “space junk,” is any object that’s no longer useful circling the earth. It can include spent rocket stages, retired satellites or fragments of debris from previous space missions. In an interview with NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, Nick Johnson, former NASA chief scientist studying orbital debris, said, “It turns out that particles as small as 5 millimeters can be catastrophic to a spacecraft if it’s in the wrong location.
The holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. While consumers are on the prowl for good deals via their smartphones and computers, scammers are also on the prowl — to steal personal information. One tactic is impersonating companies through social media.
America’s obesity problem is getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly four in 10 American adults were considered obese in 2016. Obesity also has taken a toll on young people.
Man versus machine — it’s an all-too-familiar battle in science fiction movies. But some actually believe that a time will come when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence, altering human civilization in unfathomable ways.
This week, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible links between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign resulted in criminal charges against three former campaign advisers, leaving some to wonder if Trump will exercise his power to pardon.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces an important deadline on Oct. 31. It marks 90 days since legislation introduced by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was passed, known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. It requires Tillerson to decide whether or not to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. North Korea was previously listed as a state sponsor of terrorism from 1988 until 2008.
Every 90 days, President Trump is required by Congress to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. It’s up to Congress, and they have a few options. If they make either of these moves, Iran could see it as a deal-breaker and resume the development of its nuclear program through uranium enrichment.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a growing movement to replace Columbus Day, which is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the culture of Native Americans and challenges the idea that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover America. It traces back to 1977, when a delegation of Native Americans spoke about it at an international conference in Geneva sponsored by the United Nations, which focused on issues regarding discrimination against them.
Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel on a concert crowd of 22,000, and with more than 50 dead and hundreds injured it is now considered the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Police named Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old former accountant, as the gunman who opened fire from a Las Vegas hotel room on a crowd of concertgoers below. Sydney Sievers was there and said, “It was the scariest time of my life. While ISIS has claimed responsibility for the shooting, the FBI says there’s no link.
Fiery rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea has further motivated North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, to develop and launch a nuclear weapon. North Korea has conducted six underground nuclear tests and a series of successful missile launches. North Korean foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, says they’re planning to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
Most people are probably aware of the fraud term phishing. When phishing emails are sent, they’re meant to lure users to surrender personal information by purporting to be from the government, a bank, or a reputable company. With smartphone use on the rise, phishing scammers are moving to fresher waters and targeting people via text messages.
The president wants the FAA to hand over the keys to its Air Traffic Organization to a nonprofit run by airlines and aviation interests like unions and airports.
There are at least four investigations there, all run by Republicans because they’re in control of the House and Senate. The Senate intelligence panel is looking broadly at Russia’s efforts to influence last year’s campaign as well as the Trump team’s connections to the Kremlin. The Republican chairman, Devin Nunes of California, had to recuse himself because he seemed too cozy with the White House.
The current president’s predilection for Twitter has sometimes raised eyebrows, but Trump isn’t the first to want to speak his mind direct to the people.
The debate over climate change was a hot topic on the campaign trail when candidate Donald Trump promised to “cancel the Paris Climate agreement.” He has also tweeted on several occasions about how climate change is a hoax. The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!
As President Trump takes part in his first heads of state NATO summit in Brussels, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at the history of the alliance and the history of Trump’s conflicting statements about the organization.
When it comes to the investigation into Russia and the Trump White House, his name just won’t go away: Michael Flynn. It turned out Flynn also had the ear of other leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Even before the report that President Trump told FBI Director James Comey to back off his Russia investigation, politicians were raising the topic of obstruction of justice.
The president, making his first visit to Israel, is optimistic about a deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Here are some of the obstacles.