Trump defends Putin summit, blames 'Fake News' for derision
President Trump defended his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid reports that a majority of Americans disapprove of his decision not to confront Putin over Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.
07/22/2018 - 11:01 AM
The week Trump couldn't quite correct his own story
The president and his team needed several attempts to make their messages on Russia and the Fed consistent.
07/20/2018 - 04:57 PM
Adam Schiff: Trump is 'gravest threat to American democracy' he's ever seen
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said President Trump showed in Helsinki that he was “prepared to essentially betray the national security interests of the United States.”
07/20/2018 - 03:18 PM
Ted Cruz shows his game face to Jimmy Kimmel and his human side to voters
Though Sen. Ted Cruz disputes that he’s made any changes to his campaign style, arguing that his past reputation was more media caricature than anything, Cruz has a noticeably softer presence compared to when he was barnstorming Iowa, South Carolina and other early-primary states in pursuit of the presidency during the 2016 election.
07/20/2018 - 02:55 PM
It’s his money: Megadonor defies GOP leaders to back his own choice in Wisconsin Senate race
Dick Uihlein, a wealthy backer of conservative causes in Wisconsin, chose his own candidate in the Republican Senate race and is supporting him to the tune of millions of dollars, over the opposition of the state GOP.
07/20/2018 - 01:45 PM
Booker asks Kavanaugh to promise to recuse himself from cases involving Trump if he makes it to the Supreme Court
The N.J. Democratic senator, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been raising the alarm about Brett Kavanaugh’s views on prosecutors’ ability to conduct criminal investigations of a sitting president.
07/20/2018 - 01:30 PM
Tiptoeing past Armageddon: U.S. and Iranian forces' dangerous battlefield dance
Iran and the U.S. have engaged in a war of words since the start of the Trump administration. On the ground in the Middle East the maneuvering has been much less confrontational, but dangers still lurk.
07/20/2018 - 09:44 AM
Months after giant immigration raid, the wounds are still raw in one Tennessee town
Things have not returned to normal for many in Morristown, Tenn., months after ICE raided a meatpacking plant, detaining 97 workers. After interviewing him inside an ICE detention center in Louisiana, Yahoo News revisits Luis Bautista-Martinez, 23, who has been released while his case makes its way through a backlogged immigration court system.
07/20/2018 - 05:00 AM
The hidden victims of opioid addiction: Children in foster care
The hidden victims of opioid addiction are often the children of addicts, who may be orphaned or taken away from parents unable to care for them and placed in foster care.
07/20/2018 - 05:00 AM
Helicopter mishap turns Army medical drill into real deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A medical evacuation drill at a California military base turned into a real emergency when two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters participating in the exercise blew down four large tents and injured 22 Army Reserve soldiers, officials said Thursday.
07/19/2018 - 09:01 PM
Unfiltered: 'I got death threats from the left … [and] right'
Fish, as he prefers to be called, is known for his bold imagery and variation of style, but whether it’s a minimalist “Sunday funnies” parody or a highly detailed, photo-realistic illustration, the one constant of Fish’s work is a satirical sense of humor that pulls no punches. Raised on some of history’s greatest satirists, from Bugs Bunny to Bill Hicks, Fish developed a sharp sense of humor in order to compete with his siblings. A child of the ’70s, Fish was hopeful that the activism of the 1960s – such as the civil rights, feminism and gay rights movements – would lead to a better society.
07/19/2018 - 05:18 PM
The real battle for social conservatives isn't the Supreme Court, it's the culture
The concern is that nominations to the Supreme Court do not outweigh the damage done to the anti-abortion movement by its political alliance with President Trump.
07/19/2018 - 04:17 PM
Boeing wins air show as Airbus gets boost from AirAsia
Boeing (BA.N) claimed victory on Thursday after outselling rival Airbus (AIR.PA) at this week's Farnborough Airshow, where the world's largest planemakers repeated last year's comparable haul of around 900 orders with the help of leasing industry demand. The world's largest planemaker said it had won 528 orders and commitments at the event in southern England, while Airbus reported 431 new deals, or 371 excluding the recently acquired Bombardier CSeries, now rebranded A220. Airbus blamed the incognito wave on trade tensions that had made some firms nervous about appearing to side with the United States or other economic powers amid heated trade rhetoric.
07/19/2018 - 02:30 PM
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive
A Saudi-led coalition offensive launched on June 12 to take control of the Red Sea port city from the Iran-aligned Houthis has displaced thousands of Yemenis. The United Nations fears the offensive on Hodeidah, whose port is a lifeline for millions of Yemenis, risks exacerbating a humanitarian crisis in which 8.4 million people are believed to be on the verge of starvation. Many Yemenis who have fled their homes and farms in and around Hodeidah to head north to the Houthi-held capital Sanaa or to safer areas along the western coast and the southern port city of Aden say they are struggling to survive.
07/19/2018 - 01:36 PM
Democrats look to retake governors' mansions where Trump won in 2016
Long before Donald Trump stunned the political world by notching victories across the Midwest, Republicans had begun capturing governorships in traditionally Democratic states like Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Now, in the first midterm election since Trump rose to power, Democrats are looking to rebuild their former gubernatorial stronghold.
07/19/2018 - 01:00 PM
Candlelight vigil in front of White House is part of nationwide protest
A crowd of hundreds of people participated in a national vigil “to demand democracy” and “confront corruption” on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 18, 2018. Vigils were organized at locations throughout the U.S. to voice criticism of President Trump for his handling of a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.
07/19/2018 - 11:26 AM
Trump: Biden would be my 'dream' opponent in 2020
President Trump says he’s already dreaming about a potential Democratic opponent in the 2020 presidential election: former Vice President Joe Biden.
07/19/2018 - 09:23 AM
California's Feinstein and Harris take aim at Trump's Supreme Court nominee
Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Kamala Harris, both California Democrats, will play a key role in the interrogation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The respective styles and attitudes of these women also reflect the battle over the future of the party.
07/19/2018 - 09:00 AM
Democrats sound alarm over Trump's plan to slash the federal government
Sen. Claire McCaskill noted that the plan originated with the conservative Heritage Foundation, and demanded more details.
07/18/2018 - 06:40 PM
Ronald Reagan was a patriot. What would you call Trump?
It may not have been textbook treason for Trump to ally himself with a foreign despot against his own government. But that the question couldn’t be immediately dismissed made clear that he had set a new low for the presidency.
07/18/2018 - 05:53 PM
Frustrated US lawmakers threaten action on Trump's tariffs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs.
07/18/2018 - 08:40 PM
White House tries to clean up another Trump statement on Russia
President Trump said on Wednesday that Russia is not currently targeting the United States or its elections, contradicting his own director of national intelligence’s warning that the Kremlin is doing precisely that.
07/18/2018 - 01:46 PM
How SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh could enable Trump’s attack on environmental regulation
If he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh could have plenty of opportunities to change environmental law. It’s less likely that he’ll become the deciding vote on environmental issues than that he’ll push the court firmly to the right.
07/18/2018 - 01:20 PM
America Movil says AT&T-Time Warner deal will not change Latam market
By Julia Love and Sheky Espejo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The CEO of America Movil, Latin America's largest telecommunications company by subscriber numbers, said on Wednesday that AT&T Inc's acquisition of Time Warner will do little to change the telecoms landscape in the region. U.S. telecoms company AT&T closed its deal to buy media company Time Warner for $85 billion last month. "I don't think it's going to affect the market in Latin America," America Movil Chief Executive Daniel Hajj said on a call discussing the company's second-quarter results.
07/18/2018 - 12:57 PM
After Trump's defense of Putin, sighs of resignation — but nobody's resigning (yet)
After President Trump’s performance in Helsinki, there have been calls for members of his Cabinet to resign. So far, no one has. Why do they stick with the administration?
07/18/2018 - 12:19 PM
Trump blames Putin summit backlash on 'Trump Derangement Syndrome!'
Facing a continued firestorm over his attempt to clarify his comments at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Wednesday accused his critics of being “haters” who wanted to see his diplomatic efforts fail.
07/18/2018 - 09:51 AM
Donald Trump and the tangled tale of the tapes
When Donald Trump gets in a jam, caught between his own words and the truth, he likes to allude to the existence of tapes that will exonerate him. But in fact, tapes (audio and video) have more often gotten Trump into trouble than out of it.
07/18/2018 - 06:00 AM
Ex-NSA official: Russian hack of Democrats was 'assembly line operation'
The indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers gave the public a glimpse into how large Moscow's hacking operation truly is, cybersecurity expert Oren Falkowitz says.
07/18/2018 - 05:00 AM
Under fire, Trump says he 'misspoke' about Russian interference in U.S. election
The president explains his widely denounced news conference with Vladimir Putin by saying he misspoke a single word.
07/17/2018 - 03:21 PM
'I thought I would never see him': Asylum seeker and son reunite after border separation
After receiving death threats, Jose and his son fled from Honduras to a U.S. port of entry — the route Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted families seeking asylum should take if they didn’t want to be separated.
07/17/2018 - 12:39 PM
Obama deplores leaders who lie with 'utter loss of shame'
A day after President Trump’s jaw-dropping joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former President Barack Obama seemed to reference the surreal nature of the spectacle while bemoaning the “utter loss of shame among political leaders who won’t quit lying.”
07/17/2018 - 12:17 PM
On Fox, Putin compares murdering rivals with Kennedy, King assassinations
Trump deflects criticism with moral relativism, a tactic popularly known as “whataboutism.” Evidently, his Russian counterpart shares that tendency.
07/16/2018 - 08:16 PM
NRA-linked Russian aide arrested, charged as foreign agent
Just hours after the disastrous summit in Helsinki, the FBI arrested a Russian gun-rights activist with links to the NRA and the Trump campaign and charged her as a foreign agent.
07/16/2018 - 06:22 PM
Trump and Putin: The admiration is mutual, the benefits one-sided
Back in 2016, 122 Republican foreign policy experts denounced the campaign of Donald Trump, charging among other things that Trump’s “admiration for foreign dictators such as Vladimir Putin is unacceptable for the leader of the world’s greatest democracy.”
07/16/2018 - 02:44 PM
Trending: Trump and Putin at the #TreasonSummit
At the conclusion of President Trump's extraordinary joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, critical reaction flooded in from members of the media, political analysts and government officials, but none resonated more than that of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
07/16/2018 - 01:34 PM
Putin dismisses, but doesn't quite deny, rumors Russia has compromised Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin did not explicitly deny whether Moscow had collected compromising information on President Trump when asked at a press conference in Helsinki.
07/16/2018 - 01:12 PM
Trump says he believes Putin that Russia didn't interfere in election
President Trump emerged from his historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday saying he doesn’t believe that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
07/16/2018 - 12:53 PM
Reporter forcibly removed from the audience ahead of Trump's press conference with Putin
Sam Husseini, who was covering the press conference for the Nation, was removed by Secret Service agents. “You’re grabbing me? For what? I’m telling you what I’m doing,” Husseini said. “I’m being totally open. What the hell.”
07/16/2018 - 12:12 PM
Obama visits father's native Kenya to open youth center
Former US president Barack Obama paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya Monday, on his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth center. Obama arrived in his father’s native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. On Monday he flew to the west of the country, where under extremely tight security he paid a visit to the home of his step-grandmother Sarah Obama in the village of Kogelo, an AFP reporter said.
07/16/2018 - 11:45 AM
Trump meets Putin in Helsinki
The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. What Trump wants from Russia has long been one of the great mysteries of his presidency.
07/16/2018 - 11:41 AM
Trump meets Putin, predicts they will have an ‘extraordinary relationship’
President Trump’s highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin began on Monday in Helsinki.
07/16/2018 - 08:46 AM
Trump calls the European Union a foe of the United States
President Trump listed the European Union as one of the biggest U.S. foes while visiting the United Kingdom.
07/15/2018 - 11:38 AM
Protests in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit
Protesters in the Finnish capital on Sunday denounced the meeting of a "man-baby" and "evil spy" as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin prepared to go head to head in a historic summit clouded by Russia's alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election.
07/15/2018 - 11:05 AM
Pro-Trump rally by English far-right activists in London
English far-right activists cheered on Saturday when a large cut out picture of Trump was unveiled during a march through central London. The few thousand strong group were made up of those who were on a "Welcome Trump" march and another larger one in support of the jailed far-right activist, Tommy Robinson.
07/14/2018 - 03:56 PM
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland
From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as the president played golf at one of his luxury retreats.
07/14/2018 - 01:09 PM
What's at stake in Trump's summit with Putin
On Monday in Helsinki, it will be President Trump’s turn to take the measure of the former KGB agent steeped in the cloak-and-dagger culture of Cold War espionage. Vladimir Putin has shown himself to be not only utterly ruthless, but also arguably the greatest geopolitical risk taker of his generation of leaders.
07/13/2018 - 05:55 PM
PHOTOS: 'Trump baby' balloon flies in London
A giant balloon depicting Donald Trump as an orange, screaming, diaper-clad baby flew outside the British Parliament on Friday, launched by protesters deploying caustic humor against the U.S. president's first official visit to the U.K. (Reuters)
07/13/2018 - 05:26 PM
Justice Department lays out its case against 12 Russian officers accused of hacking Democrats in 2016
The long-awaited indictment reveals startling new details about Russia’s 2016 election efforts -- including the leasing of U.S. based servers paid for with bitcoin — and fills out key gaps in the story of how top officials of one of Vladimir Putin’s premier intelligence services, known as the GRU, plotted to meddle in both U.S. congressional races and the presidential race.
07/13/2018 - 03:27 PM
Trump whiplash: From Supreme Court euphoria to foreign turbulence
Even for an administration whose highs and lows seem to follow one another with dizzying speed, the week that was proved especially turbulent.
07/13/2018 - 03:00 PM
Russia indictments undercut Trump's denials
Special counsel Robert Mueller charges 12 Russian intelligence officials with hacking the Democratic National Committee's server, a claim Trump once mocked.
07/13/2018 - 01:47 PM
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