Trump bashes FBI for being ‘totally unable’ to stop leaks
President Trump is interviewed by Reuters in the Oval Office Feb. 23. President Trump said the FBI is “totally unable” to crack down on U.S. government employees who plan to leak sensitive information to the media. The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time.
U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges
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
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.
Syria peace talks struggle as bomb kills dozens
The UN struggled on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but with few signs of progress as dozens more civilian deaths underlined the scale of the challenge. The UN's Syria envoy, who brought rival regime and opposition delegates symbolically together late Thursday, held separate meetings with them Friday to hammer out the talks' format. "We discussed issues relating to the format of the talks exclusively," said Syrian regime delegation chief Bashar al-Jaafari after meeting de Mistura.
Faraday Future Will Race the FF91 Against Tesla at Pikes Peak This Year
The electric car start-up plans to bring its 1,050-horsepower Tesla-fighter to the worlds most famous hill climb.
Teen Who Walked 5 Hours to Work Now Drives, Thanks to GoFundMe Campaign
The Benicia Police Department first gifted him a bicycle, and then started a GoFundMe campaign that quickly raised more than $40,000.
Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone.
More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai
Egyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them. A church official said more families arrived in the Suez canal city of Ismailiya, a day after about 250 Copts sought shelter in one church alone there. Three Christians have been shot dead over the past week in the city of El-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic State group jihadists are waging an insurgency.
Uber begs users not to delete their accounts, says it’s ‘deeply hurting’
It hasn't been a great week for Uber. First, a bombshell account from Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer went viral. In it, she alleges unchecked sexual harassment and a corporate culture that emboldens harassers and does little to make women feel welcome or even safe. That on its own is enough to make many Uber customers second guess their decision to hail a ride from the company, but a second blow wasn't far behind.
Yesterday, Google's Waymo team revealed that it had filed a lawsuit against Uber and Otto — a self-driving vehicle startup Uber acquired in 2016 — for stealing its trade secrets in order to jumpstart its own failing self-driving car platform. Now, with users fleeing in droves and a pair of huge controversies on its hands, Uber is begging people to stop deleting their accounts.
When you decide to shut down your Uber account — not just delete the app, but actually choose to close your account itself — the app prompts you to provide a reason. Uber is now scanning those responses for mentions of the Susan Fowler controversy and sending its disgruntled former users a special email message pledging to right what it has wronged.
"Everyone at Uber is deeply hurting," the message begins, followed by an explanation that outside investigators will be brought in to do an independent review of the entire operation. "We believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do and it's everyone's number one priority to create change in the coming months and years."
It's worth noting that Uber hasn't taken the time to comment on Google's allegations of intellectual property theft, which has now been simmering for about a day. Whatever their approach, neither of these fires are easily put out, and it's already clear that the company is in for a bumpy ride to start out 2017.
Hillary Clinton calls for ‘resistance and persistence’ from Democrats
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.
Man Charged in Shooting That Targeted Foreigners: 'Get Out of My Country'
Adam W. Purinton, 51, allegedly shot two men originally from India.
Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.
Michael Isikoff on the latest news of the White House asking the FBI to dispute Russia reports
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.
Islamic State car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria
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.
'Ring of fire' eclipse treat for southern skygazers
A spectacular "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday will regale skygazers in South America and southern Africa, with seafarers in the nearby Atlantic getting a front-row view too, astronomers say. The eclipse -- during which the Sun will all but disappear as the Moon crosses its path -- will be most visible in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) band cutting through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.
Kim Jong-Nam killed by VX nerve agent: Malaysia police
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday. Releasing a preliminary toxicology report on Kim Jong-Nam's murder at Kuala Lumpur airport, police revealed the poison used by the assassins was the odourless, tasteless and highly toxic VX. The news brought condemnation from South Korea, which slammed the use of the nerve agent as a "blatant violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and other international norms".
The Maha Shivaratri Hindu festival
Maha Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is a festival celebrated annually in honor of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
White House Stops Press From Attending Media Briefing
The move, which was called a violation of First Amendment rights, was not entirely without precedent.
Uber, 1Password, Fitbit and OKCupid user data exposed by massive security flaw
The good news is that hackers do not appear to have taken advantage of a severe Cloudflare security bug that would have given them access to sensitive customer data including passwords and authentication tokens. The bad news is that the bug was only recently discovered, which means it went undetected for nearly five months.
Cloudflare is a content delivery serviced used by more than 5.5 million sites, including plenty of popular ones that you might use on a regular basis such as Uber, 1Password, Fitbit and OKCupid. In other words, it's probably a good idea to change your passwords immediately.
The bug was initially discovered by Google’s Project Zero security researcher Tavis Ormandy, Ars Technica explains. He then contacted Cloudflare once he realized what he discovered, comparing it to Heartbleed in scope and severity. The company promptly fixed the issue.
"The bug was serious because the leaked memory could contain private information and because it had been cached by search engines," Cloudflare CTO John Graham-Cumming wrote in a post on the company blog. "We are disclosing this problem now as we are satisfied that search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive information. We have also not discovered any evidence of malicious exploits of the bug or other reports of its existence."
The security bug could have exposed plenty of user data, including passwords, cookies, tokens used to authenticate users, and even Cloudflare’s encryption keys used to protect server-to-server traffic. And all that data was then cached by search engines including Google, Yahoo, and Bing, which would have given hackers nearly live access to the data.
Even though Cloudflare acknowledged the issue, Ormandy took issue with the company’s disclosure. "It contains an excellent postmortem, but severely downplays the risk to customers," he wrote in an update. He was also the one to mention the names of the companies that may have been affected by security breaches in a Twitter message.
1Password said in a blog post that thanks to its triple encryption layer, no sensitive data was ever exposed to hackers.
China's New Frigate Design Looks Awfully Familiar
The three-hull design is more heavily armed than the American ship that inspired it.
Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion
WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.
China steams past U.S., France to be Germany's biggest trading partner
By Rene Wagner and Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - China for the first time became Germany's most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to 170 billion euros ($180 billion) last year, Federal Statistics Office figures reviewed by Reuters showed. The development is good news for the German government, which has made it a goal to safeguard global free trade after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on imports and his top adviser on trade accused Germany of exploiting a weak euro to boost exports.
India is so tired and so overworked
We told you that our lack of sleep is costing the world billions of dollars. We also told you that Gen-Z might be the most hardworking people ever. Now it's time to put the spotlight on India — a country of 1.3 billion people with 65% below the age of 35. SEE ALSO: Facebook's new bereavement leave raises an important point about grief in the workplace In short: India is tired, overworked, sleep-starved and vacation-deprived. Here are 5 stats that show India needs to up its work-like balance game:
1. Almost a quarter (22%) of Indians are concerned about being tired. That is their biggest health concern, this
says. Image: Shutterstock / lenetstan
2. Indian millennials
spend 52 hours a week at work, the highest in the world. The average for the US is 45 and the UK is 41. Image: Shutterstock / Elnur
3. An average employee
around 2,195 hours every year, more than those in most countries. Image: Shutterstock / WeStudio
4. In big cities like Mumbai, some spend up to 8 hours a day commuting to-and-from work. Image: Shutterstock / Constantin Stanciu
5. India is the 4th most vacation-deprived country in the world, as
study reveals. Image: Shutterstock / MihaPater Seriously India, just take a break! BONUS: This social experiment takes a poignant look at academic pressure placed on students
Dog the Bounty Hunter at CPAC day 3
ABC News' Lana Zak catches up with the reality TV star at CPAC
Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer" after police arrested her on drug charges.
Speculation Grows as Hunt Intensifies for Killer of 2 Teen Hikers in Indiana
A facial recognition expert is also discussing the killer's appearance.
Iran complying with nuclear deal, says UN watchdog
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.
U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians flee
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
Tesla now offers insurance and maintenance for life
Self-driving cars are going to ruin everything--in a good way. If all goes as planned, they'll dramatically reduce auto accidents and highway fatalities; boost fuel efficiency; minimize traffic jams; and maybe even cut the number of vehicles we own. Autonomous vehicles are likely to wreak havoc on the insurance industry, too. For insurance agents who might not be worried about that doomsday scenario just yet, they should take a look at Tesla. That's because Tesla has slowly begun offering lifetime insurance policies to some buyers--and that package covers vehicle maintenance, too. The automaker hasn't widely discussed the feature, but it became public knowledge during an earnings call earlier this week. According to Tesla's President of Global Sales and Service, Jonathan McNeill, the insurance and maintenance package has been quietly rolling out to shoppers in Asian markets, where it's proven very popular. In fact, McNeill says that the majority of Tesla buyers in Asia have opted to shell out for the package. Tesla hasn't yet confirmed the price of the package, nor has it hinted when it might be available to shoppers in other markets. However, the offering clearly stems in large part from the company's confidence in its semi-autonomous (and soon, fully autonomous) Autopilot software. Would you be willing to pay upfront for a lifetime insurance and maintenance package? If so, how much? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency’s heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday. The study marks President Donald Trump's first step in shaping a vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. space agency was working on the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket and Orion deep-space capsule with the aim of sending astronauts to rendezvous with an asteroid in the mid-2020s, followed by a human expedition to Mars in the 2030s.
Only China Can Save the Planet
The United States is lost in the delusions of climate change deniers. Fortunately, Beijing could be up for leading the fight.
Verizon’s unlimited advertising is confusing everyong
Verizon has rolled out a thorough ad campaign to go with its new unlimited data plan. As is normal these days, the ads focus on the pricing per line when you have four lines, which works out to $45 per line, plus taxes and fees.
Unfortunately for sales reps working in Verzion's stores, wannabe customers don't read the fine print.
Several Verizon retail sources have told BGR that customers are coming in "every hour" asking for "that $45 Unlimited plan," just to be told that actually, it's $80 plus taxes for the plan if there's just one of you. I'm sure Verizon is happy that customers are excited by the pricing of its unlimited plan, but people wanting one line for $45 per month seems to be causing serious problems for the retail outlets. One employee said that "if I have to explain the bad math to one more customer, I'm going to go [around the city] and write '$80' on every Verizon ad I can find."
A poster on the Verizon subreddit echoed the comments:
"I swear man, if another customer comes in and asks for our new $45 UDP, I'm gonna rip the posters off the walls. I'm not even cushioning my response to customers anymore. I just tell them it's gimmicky marketing math meant to get them in store. Anyone else having a lot of push back from frustrated customers on this phrasing?"
Verizon is definitely not the first wireless network to focus on the per-line unlimited cost, rather than being more upfront about the pricing. Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T have all used per-line pricing in the past, despite the fact that most people don't actually have four lines per account. Still, it seems like people have been waiting so long for a Verizon unlimited plan that this ad campaign has sparked more interest than usual.
Someone lost a pair of Snuggie-clad goats, but it's OK because they were found
Finding out you've lost a pet is one of the most crushing and terrifying moments to experience. But losing two goats in Snuggies? We can't even imagine what that level of pain would feel like. That's exactly what happened in Nampa, Idaho. The Nampa Police Department discovered two lost goats in their town, who also appear to be wearing Snuggies. In an attempt to find their owner, they posted a picture of the goats to Facebook. SEE ALSO: Dog DGAF when poor owner shells out $1,000 after it swallows a bouncy ball "Have you lost your goats? Or your Snuggies?" the post reads. "The Snuggie-clad ruminants have been transported to the West Valley Humane Society." Fortunately, the goats' owner has been found. All is well with these goats, who were probably nice and cozy the entire time thanks to their Snuggies. Let's not forget to appreciate the amazingly written caption to go along with the photo. I mean, just look at those hashtags: "#WhatsARuminant #TotesMaGoats #WeveGotYourGoat" That's the work of a true social media artist. The officer pictured in the photo has received an outpouring of love from the community. According to multiple comments on the picture, Animal Control Officer Duff is always there to locate lost pets, even sometimes giving them a ride home and calling to follow up on how they are doing after recovery. Way to go, Idaho. BONUS: Goats were on the loose for 24 hours in a Kentucky city
2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.
Boy in Starvation Case Pictured as Doctor Reveals 9-Year-Old's Alleged Nightmare of Neglect
Cameron Hoopingarner died at 9 years old, weighing less than 15 pounds.
Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it would make Turkey stronger. "For a strong Turkey, lasting stability, our choice is 'yes'. This is our wish, it will come," Yildirim told the gathering in Ankara of party members and supporters from the country's 81 provinces.
UK Conservatives embarrass Labour Party by winning seat
LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party dealt a humiliating blow Friday to the opposition Labour Party and its struggling leader Jeremy Corbyn by winning a parliamentary seat that had been in Labour's hands for decades.
Two major Windows 10 updates could be in store for 2017
The Creators Update, the next major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, will be available to users free of charge from spring 2017. Likely to roll out first of all to testers in the Windows Insider program, the update probably won't be publicly available until early 2018. As the name suggests, Microsoft's Creators Update is designed to bring out everyone's creative side, from novice users to gamers to experienced graphic designers, whether for home or professional use.
Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by Trump
By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico could respond to any tax the United States were to unilaterally impose on imports from its southern neighbor to finance the wall with levies on select goods, aimed at U.S. regions most dependent on exports south of the border.
Little Tikes Recalls Thousands Of Toddler Swings
More than 540,000 of the company's 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Pink Swing was included in the recall.
Best Mildew-Resistant Paint for Your Bathroom
Remodeling a bathroom is messy and expensive, about $9,300, on average, according to HomeAdvisor.com. And in some metropolitan areas, $20,000 is what it takes. After all that work and expense, yo...
Photos of the day - February 25, 2017
Iraqi security forces transfer displaced Iraqis who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq; Supporters of the ruling AK Party wave Turkish flags during a campaign meeting for the April 16 constitutional referendum, in Ankara, Turkey; and, Jacqueline Loelling of Germany competes in the third run of the IBSF World Championships Bob & Skeleton 2017 at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee in Koenigssee, Germany. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 25, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Makes 680 HP, 626 Lb-Ft of Torque
It does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and hits 192 mph. Basically, think of it as a four-door Porsche 918 Spyder.
Arrest Made in Cold Case Murder of Georgia Beauty Queen After Tip Leads to Suspect
Tara Grinstead vanished without a trace 12 years ago.
Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank's Hebron
Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers Friday in the powderkeg West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler. Soldiers fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the crowd as cannons doused them with stinking water, an AFP correspondent said. Jewish settlers, of whom 500 are entrenched in the centre of the city of around 200,000 Palestinians, hurled stones at the protesters who also pelted soldiers with stones.
Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crash
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash that involved a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing, authorities said.
Leggings Legend LuLaRoe Sued for Overcharging Customers on Sales Tax
LuLaRoe, the ridiculously successful fashion company known for its bright and comfortable leggings and genius marketing plan, is in trouble. While the company’s innovative direct sales model (one that relies largely on Facebook and other Internet communities) has made many women loyal supporters of the business because it allows them the unique opportunity to build their own pop-up shops and make commission as consultants, the business structure has also had its complications. The California-headquartered company was slammed with a lawsuit on Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court in Western Pennsylvania that alleges it has been illegally collecting sales tax in states that don’t have it.
France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments
French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants. Hollande said Trump should show support for U.S. allies. Here, you don't have people with guns opening fire on the crowd simply for the satisfaction of causing drama and tragedy," Hollande said, responding to questions during a visit at the Paris Agric fair.
Military Families Fret Trump's Transgender Decree
It's unclear if the president's directive would be applied to school's under the Defense Department's purview.