Trump isn’t really a man of action. He’s a man of artifice. He talks and he talks and he talks, the world’s foremost expert on dominating a news cycle, knowing all along that by the time we realize none of it’s real, he’ll have ushered us along to whatever’s next.
Thousands of civilians fled besieged enclaves on opposite ends of Syria on Friday as two major battles in the multi-sided civil war entered decisive phases. In eastern Ghouta, weary residents streamed out on foot for a second day as Russian-backed government forces pressed their campaign to capture the last big rebel bastion near Damascus. On another front, Turkish and allied Syrian rebel forces shelled the northern Kurdish-held town of Afrin heavily, forcing 2,500 people to flee. (Reuters)
The president nudged Danny Tarkanian to drop his GOP primary challenge against Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and instead run for a vacated U.S. House seat.
The widow of a former Russian intelligence officer who was poisoned to death at a London hotel in 2006 shared with Yahoo News a letter she received from May two years ago, after the British government concluded that Vladimir Putin was “probably” responsible for her husband’s murder.
Voters and candidates are wrestling with gender issues in the wake of Trump’s victory. Some men are pushing the envelope on aggressive masculine posturing on the campaign trail, while women have to navigate a course between advancing feminine issues and projecting strength.
Porn star Stormy Daniels launched a crowdfunding campaign Wednesday to help cover the cost of her legal battle against President Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen. It has raised more than $130,000 in a little more than a day.
Rescue workers combed through the rubble of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed onto several lanes of traffic at Florida International University in Miami, but hopes of finding more survivors were fading early on Friday, police said. Six people were confirmed dead after the newly built 950-ton bridge crushed vehicles on one of the busiest roads in South Florida on Thursday. With at least eight vehicles buried and out of reach beneath the rubble, the death toll could rise, Juan Perez, the Miami-Dade Police Department director, said on Friday.
States are trying to cut back on teens’ access to pornography by declaring it a public-health risk. But the data they are using is ambiguous.
Students from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City joined more than 2,000 schools across the country in staging a walkout to call for action on gun laws. The #NationalWalkoutDay was intended to pressure state and federal lawmakers to tighten gun laws to make it more difficult for minors and those with mental health issues to obtain firearms. The walkouts took place at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone and lasted for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 Parkland, Fla., school shooting victims.
"I think most Republicans realize we're running into a very serious headwind — hurricane-force wind," Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., said of the improbable victory.
Students and teachers at more than 2,000 schools across the country staged a national walkout to call for an end to gun violence on Wednesday, one month after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting a Florida high school.
Students across the country are coming together in a National School Walkout today in a call on Congress to pass tighter gun control laws. The ENOUGH National School Walkout is taking place exactly one month after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people and sent shock waves throughout the United States. The walkouts are across the nation, from Maine to Maryland, from North Dakota to North Carolina, from the White House to Washington state, and even in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Rare for a person who had dedicated his life to work at the frontiers of physics, Hawking was a public figure as well. Here’s a look back, through pictures, at his life.
Leading up to the potential summit, a big question is who will do the important work of coming up with an agreement with the North Koreans on the agenda, terms, expectations and protocols of a face-to-face meeting.
Latino voters often don’t turn out in large numbers for midterms, but Democrats are hoping that won’t be the case this year — and Donald Trump, visiting California to inspect models for his border wall, may be helping them.
Hours after President Trump announced his firing over Twitter, outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday left the former real estate entrepreneur off the list of people he praised and thanked in a brief speech about his accomplishments and the future of his department. Tillerson, looking and sounding defeated as he delivered an eight-minute farewell, said he was delegating his duties to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, effective at the end of the day, and formally ending his own watch as the top U.S. diplomat at the end of the month. The former Exxon chief told reporters in the State Department briefing room that Trump had telephoned him from Air Force One a little after noon — some five hours after the president announced to the world that Tillerson was out, to be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Tom Mauser came to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday dressed in gray Vans sneakers, the same ones his 15-year-old son Daniel wore when he was killed by two gunmen at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999 along with a dozen other people. Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists and volunteers who braved a frigid March morning to lay out about 7,000 pairs of shoes on the U.S. Capitol lawn as a makeshift memorial to American children killed by gun violence. Their aim, like the thousands of students across the country who plan to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes on Wednesday morning, was to put more pressure on state and federal lawmakers to tighten rules on gun ownership. “There’s nobody in those shoes, it’s like the emptiness in our hearts from gun violence,” said Mauser, 66, of Littleton, Colorado. The memorial, organized by Avaaz, a U.S.-based civic organization, and the National School Walkout, organized by the activists behind the Women’s March in Washington, are part of a grass-roots movement that grew out of the killing of 17 students and staff at a Florida high school a month ago. “I think we’re in the middle of a cultural change in the United States. The majority of Americans want a change in gun laws, and a majority of gun owners want change,” said Emma Ruby-Sachs, deputy director of Avaaz. Many of the proposals favored by gun control advocates, including a ban on assault-style weapons and the closing of loopholes on requiring background checks before gun purchases, are fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association and its supporters. The 7,000 pairs of donated footwear, arranged side by side in a trapezoid shape outside the Capitol, represent every person younger than 18 who has been killed by a firearm since the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Actresses Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, and talk show host Chelsea Handler were among shoe donors. (Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo will be replacing former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as President Trump's secretary of state. But Pompeo's ties to the Koch brothers have alarmed Americans concerned about international negotiations on climate change.
From December through March, cross-border commuters have picked vegetables for decades that make California's Imperial Valley "America's Salad Bowl." As Trump visits the border on Tuesday, the harvest is a reminder of how little has changed despite heated rhetoric in Washington.
Haspel ran a secret prison in Thailand, the agency’s first overseas detention site, where accused terrorists were waterboarded. She later drafted the order to have videotapes of the torture destroyed.
President Trump announced early Tuesday morning that he was dismissing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump plans to name Gina Haspel, the current deputy director of the CIA, to replace Pompeo.
According to “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” George Papadopoulos told federal investigators that during the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump personally encouraged him to follow up with mysterious Russian-connected figures in the United Kingdom in order to set up a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as “an outrage” but did not echo London’s charge that Moscow was “highly likely” to be behind the attack.
Marvel's "Black Panther" film has broken a number of records. But none may be greater than surpassing the $1 billion mark at the global box office. In just four weeks, "Black Panther" has become the first movie to do what critics said wasn't possible — prove that black films can travel overseas and sell big.
Like most teenagers in the United States, Luis looked forward to his 18th birthday. Unlike most teens, Luis’s excitement was not about being able to vote or buy cigarettes or other American rites of passage associated with turning 18, but about the prospect of being released from custody and reunited with his family.