Donald Trump’s latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictions
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:44:09 -0500
President Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the “fake news.” After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the “dishonest media” falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources. “And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake! Phony! Fake!” Trump said.
Toyota to Unveil Yaris GRMN at Geneva Motor Show
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:55:36 -0500
A Yaris with 205 horsepower doesnt sound all that bad.
Vice President Pence downplays concerns over disruptions to health care
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:27:38 -0500
Vice President Mike Pence dismissed concerns Thursday about the pace of Republican plans to repeal and replace the health care law passed by Democrats under President Barack Obama, promising an “orderly transition” to a new system. It was the only comment by Pence in a 20-minute speech that went beyond boilerplate rhetoric and touched on challenges facing the new administration.
U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:43:22 -0500
The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.
Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:57:04 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.
Hard landing as plane skids on Dutch runway in raging winds
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:50:46 -0500
A passenger plane skidded along a runway at Amsterdam's busy airport Thursday as its landing gear collapsed on hitting the ground during heavy winds, but no passengers were injured, officials told AFP. Video images of the Flybe plane carrying 59 passengers and crew from Edinburgh showed the plane struggling to stay on course as it came in to land at Schiphol airport, with The Netherlands buffeted by a strong winter storm. Airport officials said they were still investigating the cause of the incident.
Michael Isikoff on the latest news of the White House asking the FBI to dispute Russia reports
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:48:43 -0500
On Feb. 23 at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga spoke to Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff about a report that the White House asked the FBI to dispute recent media claims regarding President Trump’s campaign staffers’ communication with Russia during the election.
Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:49:27 -0500
By Ahmed Aboulenein ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Christian families and students fled Egypt's North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia's Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing. More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province's capital, have also left.
U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians flee
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:15:07 -0500
U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city.
Elite Counter Terrorism forces advanced from the southwestern side and entered the Ghozlani army base along with the southwestern districts of Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun
Wonder-ful news: 13-year-old girl wins Supreme Court decision over service dog
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:01:06 -0500
You may have seen photos of a young girl and her goldendoodle Wonder on the steps of the Supreme Court on social media, so who is she and why is she smiling? On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Fry, which may allow her to sue her local school board for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her service dog. “The school district had decided that Wonder wasn’t necessary,” Stacy Fry, Ehlena’s mother, told Yahoo News.