Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, celebrates with a team members after winning the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign event at Saint Augustine’s University, Oct. 23, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C.; and swans glide as the sun sets over Hawley Lake near Blackwater, southern England, Britain are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters/Zuma) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. In the course of 15 minutes last year, Julius Jones, a young Black Lives Matter activist from Massachusetts, did something that almost never happens in American politics: He engaged in a serious, intense but respectful dialogue with a major party presidential candidate on a matter of high principle and deeply felt emotion. Millions of people have seen the video of the encounter among Clinton, Jones and his colleague Daunasia Yancey backstage at a campaign stop in Keene, N.H. The tape shows Clinton doing what she does best — listening and paying attention — but also shows why she has struggled in this campaign to connect to the young African-Americans whose votes she needs.
What did Hillary Clinton mean when she said, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business”? To Bo Copley, a 39-year-old unemployed West Virginia coal miner, her remark at a CNN forum in March was a direct threat to his future livelihood, family and town. “I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you’re gonna be our friend,” he said, sliding a picture of his three children across the table toward her — a moment captured by reporters that catapulted him to at least fleeting local fame.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. Katie Packer has been involved in Republican politics at the state and national level since 1988, when as a college student she volunteered for George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign. Like many in the GOP’s professional political class, she was appalled at the rise of Donald Trump.
Until Feb. 26, 2016, hardly anyone outside his own courtroom had heard of U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the Southern District of California. Curiel, a former U.S. prosecutor and state Superior Court judge, had been named by President Obama to the federal bench in 2011. In 2014 he drew the case of Tarla Makaeff v. Trump University — a class-action suit brought by students at Donald Trump’s unaccredited business school, alleging, in effect, that the whole enterprise was a scam that charged tens of thousands of dollars for useless three-day seminars.
Click on the people above to see what role they played in the 2016 election. A presidential campaign moves across the land like an invading army, trailing a caravan of journalists, enlisting civilians and thrusting them, willy-nilly, into the frontlines of history. An 11-year-old girl confesses her fear of coming home to find her parents arrested and deported; a laid-off coal miner wonders how he will support his family; the author of a memoir about his childhood in Appalachia becomes the de facto ambassador of Donald Trump’s white, rural voters to the national media.
Click on the map above to see the places that mattered in the 2016 election. Where does the presidential campaign take place? You won’t generally see candidates on the trail in reliably Democratic Oregon or solidly Republican South Carolina.
For many of the 23 million Americans who watched the first night of the Republican National Convention in July, the emotional climax was a five-minute speech by Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, a Foreign Service information-technology officer who was killed, along with three other Americans, in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. With a stricken expression, Pat Smith described her son’s last communication to her, in which he expressed fear for his life over the lack of security at the mission. Pat Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention.
For most of his life, Dr. Harold Bornstein practiced gastroenterology at a Park Avenue office that he shared with his father, Jacob Bornstein, who died in 2010. The letter, which for most of a year was the only information the world had about Trump’s health, described an Adonis whose “strength and physical stamina are extraordinary” with “extraordinarily excellent” laboratory test results. It didn’t take long for commentators, including other physicians, to point out that Bornstein’s language seemed to borrow more from the vocabulary of Trump’s world of high-end real estate than that of medicine.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. As a Democratic Party consultant and proud Ukrainian-American, Alexandra Chalupa was outraged last spring when Donald Trump named Paul Manafort as his campaign manager. Chalupa had been following Manafort’s career ever since he popped up in Kiev more than a decade ago as an adviser and campaign consultant to the pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.
This strain of evangelicalism, with its emphasis on the worldly goodies that Jesus can bestow on his followers, has an obvious affinity for a candidate like Trump. “It’s important for the president of the United States to be strong and don’t let other people bully him, and that’s one thing I love about Donald Trump,” he declared. Pastor Mark Burns, co-founder and CEO of the NOW television network, delivers a speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention.
Eleven-year-old Karla Ortiz met Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Las Vegas in February, a closed meeting with a small group of mostly young Hispanics. U.S.-born citizen11-year-old Karla Ortiz takes the stage with her mother, Francisca Ortiz, who is undocumented, at the Democratic National Convention.
The 2016 presidential campaign began, in the minds of many of its participants, on Inauguration Day 2013. It got officially underway in November 2014 with the formation of an exploratory committee by Virginia Sen. Jim Webb. It involved 22 debates, not counting the “kiddie tables” for the second-tier Republican candidates, and not one but two Super Tuesdays (March 1 and 15).
Tacarra Morgan was playing on her front porch just after lunch on a sunny Tuesday afternoon last July when the first pops rang out down the street. It sounded like fireworks at first, but even at just 6 years old, Tacarra knew better.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. In June, not long after Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination, an unusual book by a first-time author named J.D. Vance entered the national conversation. “Hillbilly Elegy” was, in part, a captivating memoir — of an Appalachian childhood in an impoverished family he describes (with some exceptions) as shiftless and dysfunctional, and his improbable escape to Yale Law School and a business career in Silicon Valley.
Among the many formerly sacrosanct boundaries Donald Trump trampled in the course of his campaign, one that seemed especially glaring was his attack on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Pakistani-born parents of an American Army captain who was killed in action in Iraq. In a brief speech at the Democratic National Convention that brought many viewers to tears, Khizr Khan said, “Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims.” If Trump had his way in banning Muslims from entering the United States, Khan said, his son, Humayun, “never would have been in America.” Brandishing a pocket copy of the United States Constitution, Khan challenged Trump to read it and look up “equal protection of law,” and to visit the graves at Arlington National Cemetery of service members of “all faiths, genders and ethnicities” who died for their country.
Donald Trump picked up his first major newspaper endorsement of the November election over the weekend when the Las Vegas Review-Journal became one of the few to back the Republican nominee. “These are turbulent times,” the newspaper, which is owned by Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, said in an editorial.
Haunting photos of abandoned asylums across the U.S. have been published in a new book. Canadian photographer Matt Van Der Velde captured the eerie scenes of America's disused hospitals, asylums and psychiatric facilities. The collection features the private mental hospital where celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Zelda Fitzgerald and Truman Capote were treated. Another notable location includes the cells of an asylum that once held murderer Charles Manson.
In the same place where Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most iconic speeches in American history, Donald Trump unveiled his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” At his own, last-minute Gettysburg address, Trump reflected on Lincoln’s leadership during the Civil War — “a time of division like we’ve never seen before” — and called on his supporters to help him “heal the divisions we are living through right now. ...
Peshmerga soldiers wait and watch behind fortified position while explosion goes off down the road. NEAR NAWARAN, Iraq — Behind fortified hills on the outskirts of a town called Nawaran, just over 16 miles northeast of Mosul, hundreds of Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as the peshmerga, were encamped as the fight against the Islamic State raged on Thursday. Since the battle for Mosul began earlier in the week, peshmerga forces have been persistent in recapturing their targeted towns, closing in toward the center of the city.
Griffin Nyhan, of Laconia, N.H. works to net a Salmon while fly fishing on the Merrymeeting River in New Hampshire; several cars are involved in a wreck during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway; and a migrant waits to disembark from the rescue vessel Responder, a rescue boat run by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station in the Italian harbor of Vibo Marina, Italy are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
From intricately detailed portraits of a pack of wild dogs to a tender picture of a mother cheetah and her cubs, these paintings are the work of talented artist Leon Fouche. Leon is also a photographer and has captured images of animals, including Africa's "Big Five," at game reserves across South Africa. He has not only a talent for photography, but also the skills to recreate some of his favorite photos, turning them into incredibly detailed paintings. (Caters News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
If the focus of the election had started to shift away from Donald Trump's lewd comments about women, Donald Trump Jr. took pains to return the topic to the fore. In fact, Don Jr. suggested, his father’s crass talk is exactly why “I think he’s able to relate to ordinary Americans.”