Born to a teenage single mother who once, he claimed, bartered him for a pitcher of beer, Charles Manson grew up to wreak havoc on the world that rejected him. An ex-con on the far fringes of the Los Angeles music scene, Manson assembled a “family” of young, mostly female, misfits and drifters in a ramshackle house in the desert. Over two nights in 1969, he dispatched his followers on a murder spree that killed actress Sharon Tate and six others, and destroyed whatever shreds of American innocence and complacency had survived that calamitous decade.
Trump said the designation would trigger “further sanctions and penalties” and that it “supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.”
Leigh Corfman, the first woman to accuse Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault, elaborated on the alleged encounter on NBC’s “Today” show Monday.
World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste.
A few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters.
Here’s a look back at Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, the only ruler the country has known in its 37 years of independence.
President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule has been effectively at an end since the army seized control on Wednesday, confining him to his residence, saying it wanted to target the "criminals" around him.
Despite Trump's statement, a Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed that the ban on elephant hunting trophies from Zambia had been lifted effective Nov. 7. And the ban on trophies from Zimbabwe was lifted on Friday morning, about 11 hours before Trump’s tweet.
Federal officials have serious questions about the credibility of a key witness in congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton’s role in the Uranium One sale.
Rome-based photographer Silvia Landi has traveled the globe documenting the lives of those struggling with obesity and its various health effects. Worldwide, there are now more than 700 million obese people, 108 million of whom are children, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research also found that the prevalence of obesity has doubled in 73 countries since 1980, contributing to 4 million premature deaths.
Giovanni Colacione, 47, has suffered from severe obesity for many years. Yahoo News examines the way the food industry has contributed to the worldwide epidemic, and how soda companies in the U.S. have tried to deflect blame for the increase in obesity, particularly in children. Giovanni Colacione, 47, is one of about six million people with obesity in Italy — a country known for its healthy, olive-oil-based, vegetable-heavy Mediterranean diet.
For the first time in human history, more people are obese than underweight, with America leading the way. Yahoo News examines the way the food industry has contributed to the worldwide epidemic, and how soda companies in the U.S. have tried to deflect blame for the increase in obesity, particularly in children. For years, Coca-Cola and other soda companies promoted exercise as a way to fight obesity and argued that their products could be part of an overall healthy lifestyle.
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.
Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi.
A “pro-family” rally in Birmingham, Ala., featured tributes to embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore by a parade of supporters — including one with a stalking conviction and one who has blamed Hurricane Sandy on gay marriage – but no comments from Moore himself on the latest accusations against him. After two hours of speeches, Moore gave a brief address before the host invited questions on “issues” from the assembled press. The first question was if Moore had ever touched young women without their consent and if he dated teenagers when he was in his 30s.
Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama, has seen his campaign derailed in the past week as nine women have accused him of behavior ranging from uncomfortable and unwanted overtures to sexual assault.
An abandoned steelworks that looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland similar to Westworld has been transformed into an artist’s haven. Far from its days of producing over 250 tons of steel per day, this steelworks in Birmingham, Ala., has lain dormant for 40 years, a sad ode to its long-forgotten wonder years long.
Sen. Al Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden after she said he groped her in 2006. She posted a photo of the incident.
Democrats have a problem: Despite the historic unpopularity of the White House’s current occupant, their own favorability ratings are not much higher. The most recent proposal put forth in Congress is the State Public Option Act, which would allow citizens to buy into Medicaid, the decades-old program that provides health care for Americans with low incomes and disabilities. The plan would give states the option of offering Medicaid to all residents regardless of income.
Greek rescue crews searched Thursday for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following deadly flash flooding that struck the towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, a semi-rural area west of Athens where many factories and warehouses are based.
When someone like Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Senate from Alabama, runs for office as the arbiter of private morality, it’s worth asking yourself what he might be running from.
Celebrations swept across Australia Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage after more than a decade of divisive debate.