He grew up in West Africa. He never heard of MS-13. Then he fled to the U.S. — and ICE accused him of being a gang member
Youmbi Roberto Nfor flew from Africa to Ecuador, then embarked on a grueling and dangerous journey to the United States, where he planned to request asylum.
01/21/2019 - 05:00 AM
Martin Luther King Jr. – A look back at the life of an American icon
Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 15, 1929. King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader who practiced peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience to protest racial inequality. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
01/21/2019 - 02:00 AM
Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and a lesson from history for President Trump
President Jimmy Carter applauds as Sen. Edward Kennedy waves to cheering crowds of the Democratic National Convention in New York’s Madison Square Garden, Aug. 14, 1980. President Trump began his reelection campaign almost as soon as he took office in 2017, and a host of Democrats seeking to be their party’s candidate are all preparing to run against him. In 1852, Millard Fillmore, who had ascended to the presidency on the death of President Zachary Taylor, lost the Whig Party nomination to Gen. Winfield Scott.
01/20/2019 - 08:58 PM
Rudy Giuliani: Talks of Trump Tower Moscow continued throughout 2016 election
Rudy Giuliani said President Trump recalls discussing the Trump Tower Moscow project with Michael Cohen until late 2016.
01/20/2019 - 01:40 PM
Trump pines for global warming during snowstorm, confusing weather with climate
On Twitter Sunday, Trump insinuated that the major winter storm that hit New England on Sunday was evidence that anthropogenic climate change is absurd and laughable.
01/20/2019 - 11:42 AM
Trump offers a deal on immigration and shutdown, and it hits a wall
On Day 29 of the government shutdown, President Trump promised he would “break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward," but based on the reaction from Democrats, his proposal fell on deaf ears.
01/19/2019 - 09:46 PM
Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New York
Women in New York City on Saturday could march, rally or protest in a variety of locations under different auspices, but the messages, and even one of the messengers, were similar.
01/19/2019 - 07:35 PM
PHOTOS: Protesters take part in third annual Women's March
Women marched in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017.
01/19/2019 - 11:27 AM
2020 Vision: Gillibrand's Franken problem, Beto's 'funk' and why Biden's history with Warren may come back to haunt him
Reminder: There are 383 days until the Iowa caucuses and 656 days until the 2020 presidential election.
01/18/2019 - 04:36 PM
Donald Trump's week of living dangerously
From bad economic news to the ongoing government shutdown to bombshell reports that he directed his lawyer to lie to Congress, it has been a week to forget for the president.
01/18/2019 - 03:57 PM
PHOTOS: New migrant caravan travels from Honduras to U.S.-Mexico border
A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.
01/18/2019 - 03:32 PM
Trump, Pence address the other Washington march — the one against abortion
Thousands of anti-abortion protestors gathered for the 46th March for Life rally on the National Mall Friday afternoon and were greeted with surprise addresses by both President Trump (on video) and Vice President Pence (in person).
01/18/2019 - 02:56 PM
Non-zero tolerance: DHS is still separating families at the border
Since President Trump suspended his administration’s zero-tolerance family separation policy, immigration officials have continued to separate immigrant children and parents — at steadily increasing rates.
01/18/2019 - 01:45 PM
PHOTOS: Partial government shutdown continues as Congress and president fail to reach deal
As the partial U.S. government shutdown hit the four-week mark on Friday, tensions mounted in Washington on either side of the standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to help fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
01/18/2019 - 09:13 AM
2020 prospect Sen. Klobuchar: It's 'difficult to imagine' voting for Trump AG pick
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar — a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and prospective Democratic candidate for president in 2020 — says it is “very difficult to imagine” she will vote to confirm nominee William Barr as attorney general in light of his refusal to commit to releasing special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation. While saying she still wants to finish reviewing the transcript of this week’s confirmation hearing before making a final decision, she criticized the nominee for his equivocation during this week’s confirmation hearing on two key issues relating to the Russia probe. “He wouldn’t say he would follow the ethics advice of career lawyers in the department when it came to recusal regarding the Russia investigation, and also he didn’t 100 percent commit — not even 80 percent commit — to making the report public,” Klobuchar said.
01/18/2019 - 09:11 AM
Lack of diversity in Trump's first judicial nominees for 116th Congress
With a decisive GOP majority in the Senate, the president has no need to try to placate Democrats or centrist Republicans.
01/18/2019 - 07:43 AM
Why was Beto O'Rourke a national phenomenon while Stacey Abrams wasn't?
One candidate emerged from his 2018 loss as a potential 2020 presidential contender, while the other seems poised for another statewide run.
01/18/2019 - 05:00 AM
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren have a history. If he runs, it may come back to haunt him.
Every time Joe Biden compared his views with Elizabeth Warren’s, he held himself out as pursuing “common sense” and having a positive vision of helping the poor and working class.
01/18/2019 - 05:00 AM
Someday, Donald Trump will be a former president. The mind boggles.
Imagine, for a moment, the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.
01/18/2019 - 05:00 AM
Tulsi Gabbard apologizes, again, for past antigay views
A week after announcing her presidential candidacy, the representative from Hawaii releases a video apology.
01/17/2019 - 02:53 PM
Trump, like Gorbachev, has lost faith in what his country stands for
President Trump doesn’t think our defense of democratic values really works for America anymore, and in this he has more in common with Vladimir Putin than he does with his own Cabinet or his military.
01/17/2019 - 05:00 AM
PHOTOS: Los Angeles teachers strike continues into 3rd day
No talks were publicly scheduled as the Los Angeles teachers' strike enters its third day. Some 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are on strike for higher pay, smaller class sizes and more staff. (Reuters)
01/16/2019 - 05:18 PM
Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troops
The same day that ISIS fighters in Syria claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack, Vice President Mike Pence echoed the president's assessment that the group had been vanquished.
01/16/2019 - 03:53 PM
Senators grill EPA nominee Wheeler over climate policies
The Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hammered former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday for his role in rolling back environmental protections at the Environmental Protection Agency.
01/16/2019 - 02:33 PM
Despite denials, documents reveal U.S. training UAE forces for combat in Yemen
When the Pentagon announced last November that it was ceasing aerial refueling of Saud-led coalition aircraft operating in Yemen, the move appeared to be a major step back from U.S. support for the war there. But newly obtained documents reveal that the United States has also been training coalition military personnel from the United Arab Emirates for the air war in Yemen.
01/16/2019 - 12:15 PM
Poll shows federal workers don't prefer a border wall to getting paid
The president has claimed repeatedly that many federal workers directly impacted by the partial U.S. government shutdown support his demand for a border wall. But a new poll of government employees shows that few actually do.
01/16/2019 - 10:51 AM
PHOTOS: Kenya's security forces kill gunmen in deadly Nairobi hotel attack
Militants stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, killing at least 14 people and forcing hundreds of others to make terrifying escapes, the government said Wednesday.
01/16/2019 - 10:07 AM
Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks
Rep. Steve King’s base of support, including in his home state of Iowa, continues to erode after comments he made appearing to praise white supremacy were published in the New York Times. Des Moines is not located in King’s district.
01/16/2019 - 10:07 AM
President or private citizen? Bloomberg mulls over where he’d have biggest impact on climate and gun control
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pondering whether he will have a bigger impact on the country as a Democratic presidential candidate or a businessman and philanthropist. And he intends to decide soon.
01/16/2019 - 06:00 AM
Kirsten Gillibrand joins growing Democratic presidential field with 'Late Show' announcement
The New York senator becomes the third woman to enter the 2020 presidential race.
01/15/2019 - 07:02 PM
Wildfire warning: In shutdown, workers fall behind on prep for fire season
As the record-setting partial federal shutdown continues, forestry experts worry that furloughing thousands of government workers could exacerbate this year’s wildfire season. Lenya Quinn-Davidson, who serves as the area fire adviser for the University of California Cooperative Extension, told Yahoo News that right now workers who would normally be clearing out areas of potential fuel aren’t in the field, raising the risk of devastating fires later in the year. “We know if they are able to get those projects accomplished we see positive benefits during wildfires,” said Quinn-Davidson.
01/15/2019 - 05:24 PM
PHOTOS: Deadly fuel price protests in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's police and military patrolled the streets of the capital, Harare, Tuesday as a helicopter fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the economically shattered country. (AP)
01/15/2019 - 04:48 PM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign
The New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.
01/15/2019 - 04:25 PM
Barr signals support for ending marijuana legalization
William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would support a law that prohibits recreational marijuana.
01/15/2019 - 04:20 PM
AG nominee Barr 'can conceive' of jailing journalists 'as a last resort'
President Trump’s nominee for attorney general was asked whether, if confirmed, his Justice Department would “jail journalists for doing their jobs.” He said he could envision that happening.
01/15/2019 - 02:48 PM
Barr draws a line for Trump: ‘I will not be bullied’
President Trump's nominee for attorney general promises that he will abide by his sense of what is right and will not be susceptible to pressure from the president or from whatever quarter.
01/15/2019 - 02:13 PM
Barr pledges to allow Mueller to finish Russia report and to release 'as much as I can'
William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, said Tuesday that he doesn’t believe Robert Mueller is involved in a “witch hunt” and, if confirmed, would pledge to allow the special counsel to complete the Russia investigation without interference.
01/15/2019 - 11:47 AM
Robert Mueller’s spokesman is a man of mystery
Peter Carr, spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller, has made a virtue of saying nothing at all.
01/15/2019 - 10:52 AM
Trump treats Clemson Tigers to 'great American' fast food shutdown feast
The president shells out for a fast food feast at the White House.
01/14/2019 - 08:54 PM
Trump promises on coal, steel and China trade are all falling flat
The president receives a slew of bad economic news as the government shutdown drags into a new week.
01/14/2019 - 06:51 PM
2 years into the Trump era, the Women’s March weighs its future
Rifts have opened up in the Women's March movement, which is preparing an event in Washington, D.C., this Saturday. Some women who marched before are sitting it out or attending separate rallies unaffiliated with the national organization.
01/14/2019 - 01:04 PM
Trump’s response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a 'racist': ‘Who cares?'
President Trump brushed off the characterization from the freshman congresswoman.
01/14/2019 - 12:24 PM
Chuck Grassley helped Trump redefine the judiciary. Now he will fend off demands to see president’s tax returns
The second oldest member of the Senate prides himself on his bipartisan achievements, but he has been one of President Trump’s most effective allies.
01/14/2019 - 05:00 AM
Ted Cruz: Americans outside D.C. don't care about Russia investigation
Sen. Ted Cruz said Americans do not care much about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe outside of Washington, D.C.
01/13/2019 - 04:09 PM
Mark Warner: 'It is a very real question' whether Trump acted as a Russian agent
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said it’s worth asking whether President Trump acted as an agent for the Russian government during his presidential campaign — wittingly or unwittingly.
01/13/2019 - 11:58 AM
Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting says she won't come to U.S. to fight charges
Natalia Veselnitskaya,the Russian lawyer who played a key role in the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr., tells Yahoo News she won’t return to the United States to face charges that she lied in an unrelated court case.
01/12/2019 - 02:34 PM
PHOTOS: Congo election result creates uncertainty
Martin Fayulu, the runner-up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's presidential election, pledged to launch a formal fraud complaint in a dispute that could reawaken violence in the nation, where millions have died in civil wars since the 1990s. Pre-election polls predicted a landslide win for Fayulu. But in a surprise result, the businessman, who was backed by powerful exiled politicians and former militia leaders, lost out to another opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi. (Reuters)
01/11/2019 - 04:54 PM
Rep. Steve King rejects the 'label' and 'evil ideology' of white supremacy
Iowa Republican Steve King tries to explain the context behind racist remarks attributed to him in the New York Times.
01/11/2019 - 04:04 PM
2020 Vision: Kamala's 'soft launch,' Beto's live streams and another bad week for Bernie
Welcome to a new Yahoo News column covering the wide open presidential race.
01/11/2019 - 02:48 PM
74 percent of Americans say government shutdown is 'embarrassing for the country'
Americans are expressing shame and frustration at what is soon to be the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
01/11/2019 - 02:28 PM
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