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The Unabomber takes on the Internet

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 20:14

Ted Kaczynski has never sent an email or seen Facebook, but he has strong views on technology.

Arrested Oregon protest leader tells holdouts to go home

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:38

The leader of an anti-government siege at a US wildlife refuge until his arrest in an operation that left one protester dead urged the remaining armed occupiers to go home. Eight people including Ammon Bundy were taken into custody and one of his group killed in a dramatic twist late Tuesday to the tense three-week standoff in Oregon involving ranchers and farmers angry over federal land management policies. Let us take this fight from here," said a statement issued via Bundy's attorney Michael Arnold.

Clinton adviser: ‘Bernie Sanders is not Barack Obama’

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:08

Karen Finney talks to Yahoo’s Bianna Golodryga about the state of the Democratic race ahead of the Iowa caucuses

You can’t drink the water in Flint, but you still have to pay for it

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:29
Takeisha Major and her two sons moved into their home on Agree Avenue in East Flint, Mich., on Nov. 1, 2015. By Dec. 11, Major had already received two bills from the city of Flint for water and sewer fees totaling $655.64. She refuses to pay.

North Korea a 'threat to the world': Kerry

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:38
Nuclear-armed North Korea poses an "overt threat, a declared threat to the world", US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Beijing Wednesday following Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test earlier this month. Washington is pushing for a strong United Nations response to the North's latest atomic blast -- which Pyongyang said was a miniaturised hydrogen bomb, a claim largely dismissed by experts -- with enhanced sanctions.

Meet Wantwaz Davis, the ex-con who tried to save Flint

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:58

After spending nearly 20 years in prison, Flint, Mich., resident Wantwaz Davis emerged to become a member of the City Council — and one of the earliest and most vocal critics of the city’s use of water from the contaminated Flint River.

1 killed as Oregon standoff leaders arrested

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:48

Ammon Bundy and several of his followers were arrested during a traffic stop.

The lawyer who saved the Unabomber's life

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:01

Famed lawyer Judy Clarke befriended Ted Kaczynski as she sought to keep him from being executed. She succeeded — and he hates her for it.

One dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, four others

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 18:55

Protesters were still occupying the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon after leader Ammon Bundy's arrest and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was setting up a perimeter, a law enforcement official told Reuters. The takeover at Malheur that started Jan. 2 is the latest flare-up in the so-called Sagebrush Rebellion, a decades-old conflict over the U.S. government's control of millions acres of land in the West.

Clinton, Sanders at odds over newly proposed NH debate

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 18:26

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing Bernie Sanders to participate in a newly proposed Democratic debate — one not sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee — to be held just days before the New Hampshire primary.

Trump refuses to debate; calls Fox's Kelly 'a lightweight'

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:53

Donald Trump on Tuesday bowed out of the final Republican presidential debate before the leadoff Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly is "a lightweight." With 48 hours to go before ...

How an investigation into Planned Parenthood boomeranged against its accusers

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 16:32

For Houston prosecutors, the crucial evidence was two forged California driver’s licenses with phony names.

Trump will 'definitely not' participate in Thursday Fox debate -Wash Post

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:25
Donald Trump will "definitely not" participate in Thursday's Fox News U.S. Republican presidential debate, Trump's campaign manager told the Washington Post. "He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," the Post quoted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as saying.

'Affluenza' teen drops Mexico appeal, returns in 1 or 2 days

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:05

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican lawyer for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident says his client has dropped an appeal against deportation and will return to Texas to face charges in the coming days.

Abe Vigoda, sad-eyed character actor, dead at 94

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:59

Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier ...

No sign of active shooter at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:49

The Naval Medical Center San Diego issued a warning on its Facebook page saying it had received reports of an active shooter in one of its buildings.

Pope urges Iran to act for peace in Middle East

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 06:54

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Iran to back peace efforts in the Middle East as the Islamic Republic's emergence from international isolation took a significant step forward with President Hassan Rouhani's first visit to the Vatican. Fresh from securing the lifting of international sanctions imposed over Iran's nuclear programme, Rouhani spent 40 minutes at the Vatican talking privately to Pope Francis, a strong backer of the deal with Tehran.

Snow Dragon called in to help Washington, D.C., melt snow

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 06:32

The massive blizzard that buried the East Coast over the weekend dumped more than 20 inches of snow on Washington, D.C., and left city officials to ponder a question all too familiar to their counterparts in Boston: What do we do with all this snow?