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Teen Who Walked 5 Hours to Work Now Drives, Thanks to GoFundMe Campaign

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:06

The Benicia Police Department first gifted him a bicycle, and then started a GoFundMe campaign that quickly raised more than $40,000.


Man Charged in Shooting That Targeted Foreigners: 'Get Out of My Country'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:04

Adam W. Purinton, 51, allegedly shot two men originally from India.


Hillary Clinton calls for ‘resistance and persistence’ from Democrats

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:02

In a video released Friday, Hillary Clinton encouraged Democrats to “move forward with courage, confidence and optimism” as the party prepares to rebuild after losing the White House and failing to gain majorities in either house of Congress in the November elections. The three-minute video was posted online shortly after it was greeted with applause at a Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The DNC will choose new party leaders, including a new chairperson, on Saturday. Although Clinton has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since her stunning election loss to Donald Trump, lately she has started to speak out more pointedly via her Twitter account.


Unlike colleagues, Michigan congressman embraces town halls

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:58

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan congressman is embracing the town halls that many of his Republican counterparts have avoided as people lash out at President Donald Trump's early actions and the planned repeal of the federal health care law.


French prosecutor asks magistrate to open probe on Fillon fake jobs allegations: report

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:57

France's financial prosecutor has asked an investigative magistrate to open a probe into allegations that presidential candidate Francois Fillon's wife was paid large sums of money for work she may not have done, newspaper Le Parisien reported. The report from Le Parisien followed an earlier media report on the website of French TV station M6 that the prosecutor was likely to publish a statement on the matter later on Friday. The prosecutor had said earlier this month it was continuing its probe into the affair, which has seen Fillon lose ground in opinion polls.


Islamic State car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:10

By Angus McDowall and Humeyra Pamuk BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area. The blast in the village of Sousian hit a security checkpoint controlled by rebels fighting under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) banner. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring organization based in Britain, said more than 50 people died including over 30 civilians.


North Korea steps up sanctions-busting: UN report

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:10

North Korea is flouting tougher new UN sanctions with more ingenuous tactics, circumventing trade bans by relying on middlemen and front companies, notably in Malaysia and China, a report by UN sanctions experts says. North Korea "is flouting sanctions through trade in prohibited goods, with evasion techniques that are increasing in scale, scope and sophistication," said the report sent to the Security Council last week.


Could Trump administration shut down legal marijuana sales?

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:06

Remarks from a Trump spokesman that the new administration might want legal recreational marijuana sales to end in several states could start a new controversy over the boundaries of federal power.


Iran complying with nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:03

Iran is complying with the landmark nuclear deal it sealed with major world powers in 2015, according to a report from the UN watchdog seen by AFP on Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency addressed key limits set under the agreement, which is under intense scrutiny after the election of US President Donald Trump. The report said Iran is not pursuing construction of its existing heavy water research reactor and has not enriched uranium above an agreed 3.67 percent-limit.


Fans wave what appear to be Russian flags in support of Trump at CPAC

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:00

America has always been the land of red, white and blue — but now those colors come with a Russian twist. On Friday, some attendees at CPAC, the annual Conservative Political Action conference, waved tiny flags that appear to be exactly copies of the Russian flag, however these have the word "Trump" emblazoned on them.  CPAC staff quickly went around and confiscated those flags so please, stop worrying America, there's clearly no pattern. Go home and find those leakers! SEE ALSO: What to do when you're so overwhelmed by the Trump presidency you can barely move The difference between the Russian flag and these Trump flags is profound.   Russian flag on left. Trump flag at CPAC on right. Nothing to see here. #CPAC2017 #russia @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/druOBp8eUS — republicaninexile (@republicinexile) February 24, 2017 Was this a prank or a really bad move? Photos of Russia  flags at CPAC during #Trump speech, later confiscated by organizers.Via @thehill pic.twitter.com/3Uuv8BPfJB — Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) February 24, 2017 Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag. Staffers quickly come around to confiscate them. pic.twitter.com/YhPpkwFCNc — Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 24, 2017 A Gallup poll recently found that Republican support for Putin has increased since Trump's election. In 2015, just 13 percent approved of what he's going. In 2017, that number climbed to 22 percent. Trump has come under fire in recent weeks after a bombshell report from the New York Times alleged that the President's aides had frequent contact with Russian intelligence officials throughout his campaign. Nothing to see here folks. Move right along. BONUS: Here's a clip of Kellyanne Conway's previous (and mercifully brief) career in stand-up comedy


Delivery Driver Accused of Stealing More Than $30,000 in Merchandise: Cops

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:57

Police in Alhambra, Calif., say Eden Sergio Ortega stole packages he was supposed to deliver for about two years.


Caitlyn Jenner Slams Trump's Reversal of Transgender Bathroom Directive: 'This is a Disaster'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:56

The message comes a year after Trump let the former Olympic hero use a bathroom of her choice at Trump Tower.


Michael Isikoff on the latest news of the White House asking the FBI to dispute Russia reports

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:48

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.


Nevada plans July pot sales despite warning of US crackdown

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:41

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday.


The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Makes 680 HP, 626 Lb-Ft of Torque

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:38

It does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and hits 192 mph. Basically, think of it as a four-door Porsche 918 Spyder.


SpaceX Is Delaying Its Mars Mission Until 2020

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:37

With so much going on, SpaceX can't commit to a 2018 mission to the red planet.


China's New Frigate Design Looks Awfully Familiar

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:37

The three-hull design is more heavily armed than the American ship that inspired it.


Reacting to President Trump's CPAC speech

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:37

Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga along with Yahoo Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, Yahoo National Correspondent Holly Bailey, and Yahoo Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward react to President Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.


Judge allows a second accuser to testify at Cosby sex assault trial

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:30

About 50 women have accused Cosby, 79, of sexual assault. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing, but the accusations have shattered his image as an icon of family-friendly entertainment. Constand worked with the women's basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby, a university alumnus, befriended her.


Sessions Memo Hints At Expansion Of Federal Prison Population

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:28

The federal prison population shrunk for the first time in more than 30 years under Obama, but a memo on private prisons hints at an increase under Trump.


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