A statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sits in a park in Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 18, 2017. The city of Memphis is asking a court to overrule a commission’s decision that prevents the removal of the Confederate statue from Health Sciences Park. The city filed a petition in Davidson County Chancery Court on Monday, Dec. 13.
Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi slapped an Israeli soldier outside her home in the West Bank. When the video went viral, she became a lightning rod for the Israeli right, and a heroine of sorts to the left.
The U.S. mission in Syria is shifting away from defeating the ISIS on the battlefield, but the president does not plan to ask Congress for new war powers there.
The U.S. solar industry is split over President Trump’s decision to slap a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels in an effort to help domestic manufacturers. SolarWorld Americas Inc. and Suniva — two subsidiaries of foreign corporations that produce solar panels and cells in the United States — petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to protect their industry from competition with less expensive products from overseas, most notably China.
A suspect was taken into custody after one person was killed and others wounded Tuesday morning at a rural Kentucky high school. "You just never think this will happen in a small town like ours," Savana Smothers, the assistant girls' soccer coach at Marshall County High School, told the Associated Press.
President Trump is declaring victory for Republicans after signing a bipartisan bill to end the government shutdown — and is vowing a return to his role as dealmaker-in-chief.
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?
Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus's endorsement of Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the Republican Senate primary is a sign that the party is behind her in a primary fight with a former U.S. Marine.
Taliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners, survivors and a security source said Monday as more details of the victims emerged. Insurgents armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests attacked the landmark Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the Afghan capital late Saturday in an assault that lasted more than 12 hours and prompted questions over how the attackers breached security. Officials have said that at least 14 foreigners were killed.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said that President Trump’s language during a closed-door meeting 10 days ago did not offend him, and that Trump’s actual words have been grossly misrepresented. The Arkansas Republican offered this defense of the commander in chief while discussing immigration reform on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” with moderator Chuck Todd.
Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned as “nonsense” a new ad from President Trump accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in murders in the United States by undocumented immigrants.
The Women's March on Washington returned, one year after President Trump's inauguration. This time, women came organizing for the 2018 midterm elections.
Protesters rally across the United States and overseas for the second annual Women's March, on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.
On the anniversary of Trump's inauguration, Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations.
Thousands of anti-abortion activists from around the U.S. gathered in the capital Washington Friday for the annual "March for Life" -- fired up by the support of Donald Trump, who addressed the crowds via video link.
A White House official said Democrats are “hellbent on getting a shutdown.” Democrats pointed to specific legislation and claimed they're willing to compromise.
Spanish special prosecutor José Grinda conducts fearless high-profile raids of Russian organized-crime syndicates, which favor the Spanish economy to recycle the proceeds from drug smuggling, gun running, prostitution and human trafficking.
With Republicans in control of all three branches of government, a shutdown would do nothing to convince Americans that the GOP can govern effectively.
Jeffrey Milstein’s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life yet still somehow familiar.
On the second episode of Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman sit down with author and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, whom the White House once called “the most dangerous man in America,” after he leaked the Pentagon Papers exposing the American government’s lies about the Vietnam War. Ellsberg speaks with Skullduggery about the new hit movie, “The Post,” which centers around the Pentagon Papers scandal, his thoughts on today’s whistleblowers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, and whether President Trump’s war of words with North Korea could trigger a nuclear war.
A car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people.
On the anniversary of the Women's March, a group of 10 women from Louisville, Ky., look back on how it did and did not change them in the year that followed.
While late-night talk show hosts are focused on the salacious details of Donald Trump's alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, a peculiar anecdote from one of their purported encounters has caught the attention of the internet.