The White House said Monday that it disagrees with Colin Kaepernick’s “objectionable” decision to stay seated during the national anthem in protest but defended the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s right to freedom of speech. President Obama, a devoted sports fan, is “aware of this issue,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily briefing.
Despite currently polling below the 15 percent threshold, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is “really optimistic” about his chances of making the general election presidential debates. Since 2000, the Commission on Presidential Debates has required a candidate to reach at least 15 percent in an average of five national polls in order to qualify for the autumn’s general election debates. Recent four-way polling (featuring Johnson, along with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Green Party candidate Jill Stein) has him in the high single digits, with some state polling placing him right at the necessary number.
A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city. The director general of Yemen’s health ministry in Aden, al-Khader Laswar, told Reuters that at least 67 other people were wounded in the attack in the city’s Mansoura district. The militant Islamic State group said in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency one of its suicide bombers carried out the bombing.
An active-shooter false alarm brought chaos to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night, temporarily putting a stop to travel and causing lines and delays to pile up into Monday morning. “Due to initial reports of an active shooter in Terminal eight at LAX, passengers in several LAX terminals self-evacuated onto the tarmac and rushed through federal security screening without being properly screened,” the airport explained in a statement. The Los Angeles Police Department evacuated the airport and conducted a search, later confirming there was no evidence of any shooting and that the incident appeared to be a false alarm.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner apparently deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts on Monday, in the aftermath of a new report him of sending more racy messages. Hours later, Weiner’s wife Human Abedin, announced she’d decided to separate from her husband. The New York Post reported Sunday that Weiner and an anonymous “40-something divorcee” had been exchanging flirty texts and photos from January 2015 until just a few weeks ago.
President Obama greets Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland Church in Longwood, Fla., at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, April 14, 2014. A collection of evangelical leaders has formed a new group to stand in contrast to conservative Christians who have endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump.
For many peshmerga, it is the first time they have fired an M16 assault rifle. Between training sets, they laugh and joke with each other, but when it’s time to focus, they work hard over the long days of the burning summer.
The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. Johnson emphasized in the call that Homeland Security was not aware of “specific or credible cybersecurity threats” to the election, officials said.
In this underwater picture, a woman floats in a swimming pool during a summer day in Madrid; a boy removes rainwater from his hut after a heavy downpour in Karachi, Pakistan; and firefighters retrieve a crucifix from a church in the small town of Rio, near Amatrice, in central Italy, are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty Images/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love.Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love.