17 Jan 2019

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Trump, like Gorbachev, has lost faith in what his country stands for

Trump, like Gorbachev, has lost faith in what his country stands forPresident 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.


17 Jan 2019 10:00am GMT

16 Jan 2019

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PHOTOS: Los Angeles teachers strike continues into 3rd day

PHOTOS: Los Angeles teachers strike continues into 3rd dayNo 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)


16 Jan 2019 10:18pm GMT

Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troops

Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troopsThe 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.


16 Jan 2019 8:53pm GMT

Senators grill EPA nominee Wheeler over climate policies

Senators grill EPA nominee Wheeler over climate policiesThe 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.


16 Jan 2019 7:33pm GMT

Despite denials, documents reveal U.S. training UAE forces for combat in Yemen

Despite denials, documents reveal U.S. training UAE forces for combat in YemenWhen 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.


16 Jan 2019 5:15pm GMT

Poll shows federal workers don't prefer a border wall to getting paid

Poll shows federal workers don't prefer a border wall to getting paidThe 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.


16 Jan 2019 3:51pm GMT

PHOTOS: Kenya's security forces kill gunmen in deadly Nairobi hotel attack

PHOTOS: Kenya's security forces kill gunmen in deadly Nairobi hotel attackMilitants stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, killing at least 14 people and forcing hundreds of others to make terrifying escapes, the government said Wednesday.


16 Jan 2019 3:07pm GMT

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarksRep. 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.


16 Jan 2019 3:07pm GMT

President or private citizen? Bloomberg mulls over where he’d have biggest impact on climate and gun control

President or private citizen? Bloomberg mulls over where he’d have biggest impact on climate and gun controlFormer 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.


16 Jan 2019 11:00am GMT

Kirsten Gillibrand joins growing Democratic presidential field with 'Late Show' announcement

Kirsten Gillibrand joins growing Democratic presidential field with 'Late Show' announcementThe New York senator becomes the third woman to enter the 2020 presidential race.


16 Jan 2019 12:02am GMT

15 Jan 2019

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Wildfire warning: In shutdown, workers fall behind on prep for fire season

Wildfire warning: In shutdown, workers fall behind on prep for fire seasonAs 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.


15 Jan 2019 10:24pm GMT

PHOTOS: Deadly fuel price protests in Zimbabwe

PHOTOS: Deadly fuel price protests in ZimbabweZimbabwe'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)


15 Jan 2019 9:48pm GMT

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaignThe New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.


15 Jan 2019 9:25pm GMT

Barr signals support for ending marijuana legalization

Barr signals support for ending marijuana legalizationWilliam P. Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would support a law that prohibits recreational marijuana.


15 Jan 2019 9:20pm GMT

AG nominee Barr 'can conceive' of jailing journalists 'as a last resort'

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.


15 Jan 2019 7:48pm GMT

Barr draws a line for Trump: ‘I will not be bullied’

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.


15 Jan 2019 7:13pm GMT