White House officials defend Trump, say athletes 'can do free speech on their own time'
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended Trump’s call for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be suspended or fired. “It’s not about free speech,” Mnucin said Sunday. “They can do free speech on their own time.”
09/24/2017 - 12:36 PM
'Amen sister': Clinton agrees with interviewer that authenticity is a 'bulls*** concept'
Hillary Clinton pushed back against one of the most frequent criticisms she faced as a candidate last year — a lack of “authenticity” — agreeing with an interviewer that it amounted to a “bulls***” and sexist double standard.
09/22/2017 - 07:58 PM
As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet
President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.
09/22/2017 - 10:58 AM
In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump wrote Friday morning. Hours earlier, Kim delivered a barrage of epithets against Trump, calling “mentally deranged” and “a gangster fond of playing with fire,” according to the New York Times.
09/22/2017 - 08:28 AM
Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate, study finds
A new study points to one possible, and troubling, effect of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Mich.: declining fertility and poorer neonatal health.
09/21/2017 - 06:41 PM
Kurds to vote on independence, potentially splitting Iraq
The Kurdish people are taking an enormous step to claim their own country in northern Iraq. A referendum vote to secede from the country and become an independent Kurdistan will take place on September 25.
09/21/2017 - 05:55 PM
Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence
The outcome of the vote, almost certain to be "yes," is likely to further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic State group. Baghdad and Iraq's neighbors Iran and Turkey — which worry it will encourage their own sizable Kurdish populations — have all demanded it be called off.
09/21/2017 - 04:51 PM
Trump unveils new sanctions targeting North Korea
Following up the forceful statement he made at the U.N. on Tuesday, the president announced a new executive order applying further restrictions on North Korea and firms that do business with the country.
09/21/2017 - 02:02 PM
Gab, the social network of the 'alt-right,' fights to stay online
A social networking website popular with white supremacists faced a fresh round of controversies this week after it banned the former system administrator of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer from using its services. It also faced a deadline from its domain registrar in Australia, which said it would delist the site over its controversial content.
09/21/2017 - 02:01 PM
Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea
"I'm happy you used the world 'deplorable,’” Trump told South Korean President Moon Jae-in. “That's been a very lucky word for me and many millions of people."
09/21/2017 - 12:10 PM
Kimmel takes a second shot at Cassidy over health care bill
For the second straight night, Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue Wednesday to rail against Sen. Bill Cassidy and other critics who say he should stick to comedy.
09/21/2017 - 10:38 AM
Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate
The Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative body.
09/20/2017 - 07:59 PM
Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot
At issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for Oct. 1.
09/20/2017 - 06:21 PM
Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'
Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend of Schultz’s to gain some perspective on what happened and why.
09/20/2017 - 03:11 PM
Obama blasts 'aggravating' GOP plans to repeal Obamacare
Former President Barack Obama mocked Republicans in a speech on Wednesday for repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law also known as Obamacare.
09/20/2017 - 02:33 PM
Pence presses Myanmar, U.N. to end Rohingya violence
Vice President Mike Pence pressed Myanmar’s military to end its violent campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority and urged the U.N. Security Council to respond forcefully to the resulting humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia.
09/20/2017 - 01:33 PM
Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?
President Trump has long spoken in conspiratorial terms about a range of topics. It appears this is partly responsible for fostering a culture of distrust and paranoia in the White House.
09/20/2017 - 12:37 PM
Kimmel: Cassidy 'lied to my face' on health care; Cassidy: 'I'm sorry he does not understand'
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., says Jimmy Kimmel “does not understand” the new health care legislation he and Sen. Lindsey Graham are co-sponsoring after the late-night host blasted their proposal and accused Cassidy of lying to his face.
09/20/2017 - 11:01 AM
White House says Trump didn't apologize to Turkey's Erdogan for D.C. clash with protesters
"President Trump … said that he was sorry, and he told me that he was going to follow up on this issue,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told PBS in reference to the incident, which resulted in charges against 15 Turkish security officers.
09/20/2017 - 09:55 AM
Trump fires back after Clinton calls U.N. speech 'dangerous'
President Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Twitter after his former election opponent called his speech to the United Nations General Assembly “very dark” and “dangerous.”
09/20/2017 - 08:18 AM
Gillespie and Northam play it safe in second gubernatorial debate
Republican Ed Gillespie and and Democrat Ralph Northam meet in second gubernatorial debate in Virginia.
09/19/2017 - 10:28 PM
All eyes on Murkowski, McCain as Obamacare repeal and replace returns
Without support from the GOP holdouts, it is difficult to see how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., can whip 50 votes for the new health care bill before Sept. 30, the deadline to use the reconciliation process that requires a simple majority to push through the legislation.
09/19/2017 - 07:05 PM
New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?
In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week’s clashes suggest that racial problems run deep here.
09/19/2017 - 05:03 PM
Buildings sway, collapse as powerful earthquake hits Mexico City
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City. Stunning videos posted on Twitter showed buildings swaying and in some cases collapsing, as people poured into the streets.
09/19/2017 - 04:34 PM
World leaders' faces react to Trump's U.N. speech
As Trump made his announcements, country by country, photographers documented how the world leaders reacted to the U.S. commander in chief’s address. Click through the slideshow to see their faces.
09/19/2017 - 01:05 PM
Island owner Richard Branson: Hurricanes 'start of things to come'
Virgin’s billionaire founder blasts Trump on climate change: “The whole world knows it’s real except for maybe one person in the White House.”
09/19/2017 - 12:46 PM
'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book
The former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.
09/19/2017 - 12:36 PM
Confront Trump or try to work with him? California Dems are at the forefront of the debate.
Deep-blue California boasts of how it’s resisting the Trump agenda, but the Democrats are divided between “protesters” and “pragmatists.” Some of the opposition is more rhetorical than substantive, and the most ambitious item on the anti-Trump agenda, a statewide single-payer health care plan, went down in flames.
09/19/2017 - 12:34 PM
Trump warns U.S. may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea
Condemning the “depraved” North Korean regime, the president mocked Kim Jong Un, saying: “’Rocket Man’ is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime." Trump’s stark message came in a speech in which he also sharply criticized China, mildly rebuked Russia, condemned Venezuela’s government, and suggested he might scrap the Iran nuclear deal.
09/19/2017 - 12:11 PM
Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea' in U.N. address
President Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
09/19/2017 - 09:00 AM
Hillary Clinton: Media got 'played' by the Russians
Hillary Clinton, promoting her new book, "What Happened," criticized the press's role in the 2016 election and said the media got “played” by the Russians by promoting the WikiLeaks dumps.
09/19/2017 - 06:48 AM
Trump takes 'America First' to wary U.N. audience
President Trump will use his maiden speech to the U.N. General Assembly to condemn Iran, call for global action on North Korea, and unapologetically defend his nationalistic “America First” stance before wary world leaders, administration officials said. Chinese President Xi Jinping is skipping the annual diplomatic crush in New York, but Trump will at least implicitly criticize Beijing in his Tuesday speech for not doing enough to tighten an economic vise on North Korea.
09/18/2017 - 09:00 PM
Huntsman, nominated as Moscow envoy, backed Trans-Pacific pact Trump (and Putin) opposed
America’s Russia policy will be the main topic Tuesday at the hearing on Jon Huntsman’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador. Also on the agenda: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which Huntsman backed but Trump and Putin opposed.
09/18/2017 - 04:45 PM
Clinton: Trump's bathroom quip showed he's a 'very emotionally strange man'
Clinton offered a scathing analysis of Trump’s psyche during a Monday interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, calling him “a very emotionally strange man.”
09/18/2017 - 04:16 PM
Trump wants big military parade on July 4 to show 'strength'
President Trump wants to showcase America’s military power with a July 4 parade of martial assets down Pennsylvania Avenue, inspired by the two-hour display he witnessed in Paris on Bastille Day.
09/18/2017 - 04:11 PM
Striking a pose – Trump makes his United Nations debut
President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source.
09/18/2017 - 11:38 AM
Trump lawyers dish on Russia probe at steakhouse as NYT reporter listens in
Two of President Trump’s lawyers were overheard by a New York Times reporter “loudly discussing” the Russia investigation at a Washington, D.C., steakhouse next to the newspaper’s D.C. bureau. The conversation led to a front-page story about tension within Trump’s legal team.
09/18/2017 - 11:29 AM
Kellyanne Conway knocks Emmys for show’s digs at Trump
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway criticized Sunday's Emmys telecast, agreeing with a host who called it a "political rally."
09/18/2017 - 11:24 AM
Trump shares video of him knocking out Hillary Clinton with a golf ball
The president fired off a barrage of tweets and retweets on Sunday, including a crudely edited video of him hitting a golf ball into Hillary Clinton's back and a message mocking North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man."
09/17/2017 - 11:08 AM
Awash in protests — Trump supporters, counterprotesters and rap-group fans descend on Washington
President Donald Trump skipped town for the weekend, but that didn't stop demonstrators from making him the focus of competing rallies in the nation's capital.
09/16/2017 - 04:22 PM
In the age of Trump, tired are the peacemakers
Jemar Tisby, a prominent black evangelical speaker, had hopes that blacks and whites could come together through a shared Christian faith. Police shootings and, especially, the election of Donald Trump, have shaken that conviction. Yahoo’s Jon Ward explores his spiritual and political journey as he searches for a way forward.
09/16/2017 - 05:00 AM
Trump to (rhetorically) slap and hug 'the right people' at U.N. meeting
President Trump will make his first appearance at the annual meeting and give a speech to his largest-ever audience of presidents and prime ministers.
09/15/2017 - 03:37 PM
Trump abruptly attacks 'chain migration,' a term that worries immigration advocates
President Trump warned lawmakers that he would not sign any immigration bill that would allow for more "chain migration."
09/15/2017 - 02:44 PM
Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn
The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn.
09/15/2017 - 02:23 PM
Too close for comfort: How social media changed how we talk to (and about) each other in America
Humans evolved in a world where most speech was intimate, casual and ephemeral. Facebook and Twitter have redefined it as public, formal and permanent. Jokes and gaffes that once would have gone no further than the water cooler—or Trump’s infamous “locker room”—now have a potentially worldwide audience. Society is still grappling with the change.
09/15/2017 - 01:57 PM
How ESPN became a political punching bag in the Trump era
After President Donald Trump tweeted about ESPN, the ongoing narrative about ESPN's politics has gone mainstream. But it's been brewing on social media for months. Here's how ESPN got here.
09/15/2017 - 01:46 PM
Obamacare repeal’s last gasp at '48 or 49 votes,' senator says
With a deadline approaching in the Senate, two Republican authors of a revised health care bill are pushing their plan and think they’re close to having the number of votes they need. But the bill faces long odds.
09/15/2017 - 11:14 AM
Trump to ESPN: 'Apologize for untruth!'
President Trump demanded an apology from ESPN Friday after one of its labeled him a “white supremacist.”
09/15/2017 - 08:28 AM
Trump renews calls for travel ban after 'loser' attack in London
In a series of tweets Friday, President Trump again called for a tougher travel ban in response to reports of a London explosion that is being investigated as a terror incident.
09/15/2017 - 07:36 AM
Clinton: Trump is being 'played' by Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un
President Trump “has such a limited understanding of the world,” that he has opened himself up to be “played” by authoritarians he like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to his former presidential rival Hillary Clinton.
09/14/2017 - 04:35 PM
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