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  • Liberty University to build nation’s first on-campus firing range
    Brandon Ambrosino

    Liberty University to build nation’s first on-campus firing range

    Liberty University’s gun range will be the first on-campus, NRA-compliant facility at a U.S. university or college. Liberty University is seeking a permit to build an on-campus shooting range, less than a year after the school’s board of trustees also approved a policy that allows students to carry concealed weapons in dorms. A proposal filed earlier this week for a special use permit from the Campbell County Planning Commission states that Liberty wants to construct a “nationally recognized, full-scale shooting, training and competition center” on its Lynchburg, Va., campus.

  • Trump turns his Twitter attacks on private citizens, raising concerns
    Caitlin Dickson

    Trump turns his Twitter attacks on private citizens, raising concerns

    Trump’s tweets at Chuck Jones, who had criticized him for exaggerating the number of jobs he saved at Carrier, have led to threats against the union president. Lauren Batchelder, 19, whom Trump lashed out at after she made a critical comment at conference last year, told the Washington Post she still gets menacing notes on social media.

  • Photos of the day - December 9, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - December 9, 2016

    A Christian Iraqi girl holds her mothers hand during the celebration of Santa Barbara in Om Al-Auna church in Irbil, Iraq; Tibetan Buddhist monks perform a dance called ‘cham’ wearing traditional masks, at the Sherabling monastery; and Russian artist Maria Gasanova adjusts her make-up as she finishes “The Siberian Beauty” body art work from her “The Alive Painting” series before the opening ceremony of the Cultural Universiade in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk 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.

  • Trump crowd boos when he praises Obama
    Michael Walsh

    Trump crowd boos when he praises Obama

    Donald Trump apparently doesn’t see much point in bashing President Obama anymore, but the same can’t be said for some of his supporters. “President Obama, who by the way I’ve gotten along with so well,” Trump told supporters during his speech at a Dow Chemical facility. As part of his “thank-you” tour, Trump was in Louisiana to campaign for Republican John Kennedy in the state’s Senate runoff election.

  • In Trump’s Cabinet, how many generals is too many generals?
    Mark Perry

    In Trump’s Cabinet, how many generals is too many generals?

    President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks include retired U.S. Marine Corps General John Kelly, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn and retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis. His choice of so many military officers calls into question one of our nation’s central democratic values: that civilians give the orders, and military officers follow them.

  • Obama orders ‘full review’ of 2016 election hacking
    Michael Isikoff

    Obama orders ‘full review’ of 2016 election hacking

    President Obama has ordered the U.S. intelligence community to conduct a “full review” of the cyberattacks during the 2016 election and to prepare a report on the subject — including to Congress — before he leaves office, White House homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said Thursday. “We may have crossed into a new threshold,” Monaco said at a breakfast meeting with reporters, referring to the “malicious” election-related cyberattacks, which U.S. intelligence officials have said publicly they are “confident” were directed by the Russian government.

  • Potential Trump Cabinet pick defends spreading fake stories: ‘I’m not a news source’
    Michael Walsh

    Potential Trump Cabinet pick defends spreading fake stories: ‘I’m not a news source’

    The Texas politician whom President-elect Donald Trump is said to be considering for his Cabinet doesn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has been taken to task for disseminating misinformation on his Facebook page to his nearly 340,000 followers. Y’all are holding me to the same standards as you would a news organization, and you know it’s just Facebook,” Miller said in an interview with Austin-based KUT News on Wednesday.

  • Trump Transition Watch
    Yahoo News Staff

    Trump Transition Watch

    Donald Trump is filling out his administration. The celebrity businessman turned president-elect has already announced his picks for labor secretary, EPA administrator, homeland security secretary, defense secretary, attorney general, U.N. ambassador, treasury secretary, transportation secretary, commerce secretary, secretary of health and human services, chief of staff, national security adviser and more.

  • Trump’s pick as labor secretary: Legalizing immigrants is ‘the right thing to do’
    Liz Goodwin

    Trump’s pick as labor secretary: Legalizing immigrants is ‘the right thing to do’

    Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Labor strongly defended immigration reform in remarks several years ago and also criticized border security as a waste of money and overly intrusive — positions that put him at odds with the president-elect’s campaign promises to crack down on immigration. Andrew Puzder, CEO of the fast-food chain conglomerate CKE Restaurants, said that passing immigration reform that offered a path to legalization for many of the millions of undocumented immigrants in the country was “the right thing to do” and would boost the economy, in a question-and-answer session organized by conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute in 2013.

  • Glenn Beck on Trump’s Boeing fight: ‘If America wants to go over the cliff, that’s fine. They can ... I’m not’
    Dylan Stableford

    Glenn Beck on Trump’s Boeing fight: ‘If America wants to go over the cliff, that’s fine. They can ... I’m not’

    When Glenn Beck thinks about some of the moves President-elect Donald Trump has made since the election — like picking a fight with Boeing, a Carrier Corp. union leader and, well, China — he shakes his head in disbelief. “I’m sorry, but if America wants to go over the cliff, that’s fine. Earlier this week, Trump attacked Boeing, calling on the U.S. government to cancel a deal with the aircraft manufacturer to develop of the next generation of Air Force One.

  • Photos of the day - December 8, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - December 8, 2016

    Christmas decoration is displayed at the Christmas market near the ‘Marienplatz’ square in Munich, Germany; a fan dressed as a stormtrooper waves a mini light saber during the Japan premiere of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ in Tokyo, Japan; and a view of light shining through a gate during a media preview event for the new summer exhibition ‘Versailles: Treasures from the Palace’ at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 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.  

  • Muslim leaders call on Trump to reject anti-Muslim administration appointments
    Caitlin Dickson

    Muslim leaders call on Trump to reject anti-Muslim administration appointments

    More than 300 American Muslim leaders are imploring Donald Trump to reject the anti-Muslim policies he touted during his presidential campaign, as well as administration appointments that will bring Islamophobic attitudes into the White House. “It is deeply concerning that you have announced the appointment of individuals to your upcoming Administration with a well-documented history of outright bigotry directed at Muslims or advocating that Muslims should not have the same rights as their fellow Americans,” reads the letter the leaders sent to the president-elect this week. Of those that have been announced so far, McCaw pointed to Trump’s selection of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has called Islam a “vicious cancer,” for national security adviser, and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, who has blamed American Muslim leaders for violent attacks by Islamic extremists, for head of the CIA, as as two particularly troubling examples.

  • Former astronaut John Glenn dies at the age of 95
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Former astronaut John Glenn dies at the age of 95

    Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Hank Wilson with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs says Glenn died Thursday afternoon at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.

  • Trump pick Linda McMahon's WWE era: Everything you need to know
    Christopher Wilson

    Trump pick Linda McMahon's WWE era: Everything you need to know

    President-elect Donald Trump’s selection Wednesday of former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon to run the Small Business Administration elevated a longtime business associate and ardent supporter who had been briefly critical of the New York reality TV star during his presidential primary campaign. Trump went on to become a regular on WWE television, appearing so often that he became a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. McMahon was briefly at odds with Trump’s campaign when she decided to back New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the presidential primaries and called some of Trump’s comments about women “deplorable” in a March interview with Yahoo.

  • Brazil's Amazon guardians
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Brazil's Amazon guardians

    In an effort to combat illegal mining and logging, agents of the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, supported by military police, conduct operations in the municipality of Novo Progresso, Para State, northern Brazil. (Getty Images) Photographs by Ueslei Marcelino/Getty Images See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Putting a price on the '12 Days of Christmas'
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Putting a price on the '12 Days of Christmas'

    The 2016 PNC Christmas Price Index, which measures the cost of purchasing all the gifts mentioned in the "12 Days of Christmas" song, says that the holiday extravaganza would cost $34,363 this year, an increase of just 0.7 percent from last year. In that case, the "true love" would have to spend $156,507, a $1,000 increase over last year.

  • ‘This is a 4-alarm fire’: Environmentalists to campaign against Trump’s EPA pick
    Michael Walsh

    ‘This is a 4-alarm fire’: Environmentalists to campaign against Trump’s EPA pick

    Environmental advocates say they are shocked and worried after Donald Trump announced Thursday that he had selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has denied mainstream climate science, to administer his Environmental Protection Agency. “This is a full-fledged environmental emergency,” Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said in a conference call hours after Trump’s announcement. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., called for their fellow senators to reject Pruitt’s appointment, citing his climate skepticism and close ties to the oil and gas industry.

  • Paula Broadwell breaks her silence 5 years after the Petraeus affair
    Dylan Stableford

    Paula Broadwell breaks her silence 5 years after the Petraeus affair

    Paula Broadwell is finally breaking her silence over her affair with former CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus because she says she wants to reclaim her “own narrative” and career. Broadwell, a former military intelligence officer and biographer, admitted to having an extramarital affair with Petraeus, whom she met while researching a book on his life. Petraeus, who is reportedly being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, later admitted he shared classified information with Broadwell.

  • Trump scraps sea wall plan for his golf course in Ireland
    Mikaela Conley

    Trump scraps sea wall plan for his golf course in Ireland

    Donald Trump has rescinded his plans for the wall — the one in Ireland, anyway. The president-elect made waves this past year when the Trump International Golf Course along Doughmore Beach in Doonbeg, Ireland, pushed a proposal to erect a 200,000-ton, 1.7-mile-long seawall near the County Clare golf course, a property he purchased in 2014 for around €8.7 million ($9,231,657).

  • Fake news gunman incident at Comet Ping Pong pizzeria, in D.C.
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Fake news gunman incident at Comet Ping Pong pizzeria, in D.C.

    Edgar Maddison Welch, who has admitted to being the gunman who opened fire inside of the Washington, D.C., pizzeria Comet Ping Pong on Sunday, expressed regret in a new interview with the New York Times. No one was injured by the gunfire, but Welch's actions drew national attention because he was motivated by a fringe conspiracy theory about the pizzeria. Police say Welch told them he wanted to "self-investigate" the theory, which purported that Comet is the center of a child-sex ring involving Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief.

  • Union leader who says Trump lied about Carrier deal refuses to back down
    Dylan Stableford

    Union leader who says Trump lied about Carrier deal refuses to back down

    Trump tours a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Chuck Jones, the union leader who claims President-elect Donald Trump lied to Carrier employees while touting a deal to keep jobs in the U.S., says he started receiving harassing phone calls a half hour after Trump slammed him on Twitter. “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years,” Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, told CNN on Thursday morning.

  • Deadly plane crash in northern Pakistan
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Deadly plane crash in northern Pakistan

    Pakistani military helicopters on Thursday, Dec., 8, ferried remains of plane crash victims to the capital, Islamabad, as aviation authorities said they opened a probe into the crash that killed 47 passengers and crew the day before in the country’s northwest. The small twin-propeller aircraft was traveling from the scenic mountain resort city of Chitral to Islamabad on Wednesday when one of its engines failed shortly after takeoff and crashed in the hillside village of Gug in the district of, according to Pervez George of the Civil Aviation Authority. The plane belonged to the Pakistani national carrier, the Pakistan International Airlines, and had 42 passengers and five crew members on board, PIA spokesman Daniyal Gilani said.

  • Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia’s Aceh province
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia’s Aceh province

    A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, Dec. 7, killing a large number of people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • ‘I just wanted to do some good’: D.C. pizzeria gunman speaks out
    Colin Campbell

    ‘I just wanted to do some good’: D.C. pizzeria gunman speaks out

    Edgar Maddison Welch, who has admitted to being the gunman who opened fire inside of the Washington, D.C., pizzeria Comet Ping Pong on Sunday, expressed regret in a new interview with the New York Times. No one was injured by the gunfire, but Welch’s actions drew national attention because he was motivated by a fringe conspiracy theory about the pizzeria. Police say Welch told them he wanted to “self-investigate” the theory, which purported that Comet is the center of a child-sex ring involving Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief.

  • What’s Trump’s agenda? Newt has some ideas.
    Matt Bai

    What’s Trump’s agenda? Newt has some ideas.

    Newt Gingrich speaks to the media after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Nov. 21. “I have a job,” Newt Gingrich told me this week, when I asked him if there was a job he might accept in the new administration. Yes, he would have accepted the vice presidency had Donald Trump asked him.