02 Jun 2020

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Trump plan to deploy troops in cities shocks generals and alarms Democrats in Congress

Trump plan to deploy troops in cities shocks generals and alarms Democrats in CongressRetired top generals reacted with alarm Tuesday to President Trump's plan to use active-duty military to patrol cities where police have failed to contain violence, while Democrats in Congress said they would seek to block funding for any domestic troop deployment.


02 Jun 2020 9:56pm GMT

On coronavirus vaccine, don't hold your breath, experts say

On coronavirus vaccine, don't hold your breath, experts sayInfectious disease specialists and vaccine developers interviewed by Yahoo News said that even accepting some encouraging research at face value, it is unclear if or when an effective vaccine will be available.


02 Jun 2020 9:29pm GMT

ICE lacks coronavirus tests for immigrant detainees

ICE lacks coronavirus tests for immigrant detaineesA top immigration official for the Trump administration admitted on Tuesday that immigrants are not systematically tested for the coronavirus when they are apprehended.


02 Jun 2020 7:45pm GMT

Religious leaders condemn teargassing protesters to clear street for Trump

Religious leaders condemn teargassing protesters to clear street for TrumpGOP lawmakers have been mostly silent on the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to make way for the president's church photo op.


02 Jun 2020 7:28pm GMT

In wake of Floyd killing, black lives matter to us too, police around the country are saying

In wake of Floyd killing, black lives matter to us too, police around the country are sayingTuesday marks one week since the harrowing video of George Floyd pinned to the ground beneath a Minneapolis police officer's knee went viral on social media. As activists call for the arrest of the other officers who were on the scene, police nationwide are lining up to denounce what some are frankly calling "murder."


02 Jun 2020 5:00pm GMT

Trump tells NYC to activate National Guard: 'The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart!'

Trump tells NYC to activate National Guard: 'The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart!'After vowing Monday to deploy military force to restore order in states that fail to "dominate" unlawful demonstrations, President Trump on Tuesday all but ordered New York City to request help from the National Guard.


02 Jun 2020 4:44pm GMT

Biden: George Floyd's killing is 'a wake-up call for our nation'

Biden: George Floyd's killing is 'a wake-up call for our nation'"It's a wake-up call for our nation, in my view." The protesters were cleared so Trump could have his photo taken in front of nearby St. John's church with a Bible in hand. "The president held up the Bible," Biden continued. "I wish I could say that hate began with Donald Trump and will end with him."


02 Jun 2020 3:27pm GMT

Historian Rick Perlstein says that violent protests could hurt Trump in November

Historian Rick Perlstein says that violent protests could hurt Trump in NovemberThe Pulitzer Prize winner says that violent demonstrations tend to hurt incumbents, as evidenced by GOP losses in the 1970 midterms.


02 Jun 2020 2:09pm GMT

01 Jun 2020

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Trump says he will use military to put down riots

Trump says he will use military to put down riotsPresident Trump vowed to put an end to the violent protests over the killing of George Floyd as Washington law enforcement officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets into crowds of protester a block away.


01 Jun 2020 11:57pm GMT

Violent protests shine spotlight on extremists, from antifa to 'Boogaloo'

Violent protests shine spotlight on extremists, from antifa to 'Boogaloo'The far-left antifa and far-right 'Boogaloo' movements have both made headlines as protests continue nationwide, but neither is an organized group in the traditional sense.


01 Jun 2020 9:13pm GMT

Trump, Biden strike different tones on calls with local, state leaders amid nationwide protests

Trump, Biden strike different tones on calls with local, state leaders amid nationwide protestsA global pandemic that has killed more than 100,000 Americans and now recent nationwide unrest after a brutal police killing of a black man have challenged both President Trump and his presumed Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, while also highlighting their different leadership styles.


01 Jun 2020 9:09pm GMT

How can police violence be prevented?

How can police violence be prevented?Protests in cities across the country in response to the death of George Floyd have once again brought the issue of police brutality into the national spotlight. What reforms can limit violence by law enforcement in the future?


01 Jun 2020 8:37pm GMT

Biden suggests police could shoot assailants 'in the leg instead of the heart'

Biden suggests police could shoot assailants 'in the leg instead of the heart'Joe Biden said Monday that police under attack should shoot their assailants "in the leg instead of the heart" as a way to avert the killings of civilians.


01 Jun 2020 8:17pm GMT

Trump calls governors 'weak' for failing to 'dominate' demonstrations over Floyd death

Trump calls governors 'weak' for failing to 'dominate' demonstrations over Floyd deathFollowing a weekend in which protests over the death of George Floyd raged in virtually every major American city, President Trump on Monday told U.S. governors they were "weak" for not being more aggressive in enforcing laws against the demonstrations.


01 Jun 2020 5:34pm GMT

Obama to George Floyd protesters: Channel 'justifiable anger' into action

Obama to George Floyd protesters: Channel 'justifiable anger' into actionFormer President Barack Obama addressed nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, condemning the violence brought on by a "small minority."


01 Jun 2020 4:28pm GMT

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Most Americans say Trump is a 'racist' and want him to stop tweeting

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Most Americans say Trump is a 'racist' and want him to stop tweetingBy a bare majority, Americans think President Trump is a racist, and want him to stop tweeting, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. The public's response to Trump's tweets and racial attitudes is predictably divided along party lines.


01 Jun 2020 4:08pm GMT