Top Stories

Subscribe to Top Stories feed Top Stories
The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.
Updated: 13 hours 34 min ago

China scolds U.S. for withdrawing invite to naval drills

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 05:32

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry expressed regret on Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation. The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC and previously attended by China, is billed as the world's largest international maritime exercise and held every two years in Hawaii in June and July. The Pentagon said the withdrawal of the invitation was in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the disputed South China Sea, a strategic waterway claimed in large part by Beijing.


The Newest Deal: Dems build a progressive platform for 2020

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 05:00

Medicare access, federal job guarantees, debt-free college, post-office banks and more: There’s no shortage of progressive ideas for the Democratic platform in 2020.


Trump Roasted For Rushing To Defend Tomi Lahren While Ignoring Real Victims

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 04:18

President Donald Trump on Wednesday rushed to the defense of conservative


Syrian state media says U.S. hit army posts, U.S. denies

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 03:23

Syrian state media reported that the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria early on Thursday, but the U.S. military denied knowledge of it. Islamic State lost most of its territory in Syria last year, but retained some remote desert areas and has attacked the army and allied forces in recent weeks. The coalition also recently restarted its own campaign against the jihadist group in Syria.


Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 03:06

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week.


Mexican Mafia run jail crime like an 'illegal government'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 02:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wields the power in the underworld behind bars.


Video Footage Shows Milwaukee Police Arresting and Tasing NBA Player Sterling Brown

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 01:18

The Milwaukee police chief has apologized to Bucks' Sterling Brown for a January arrest that escalated to include the use of a stun gun


Malaysia's anti-graft agents take ex-PM's statement, meet whistleblower

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:23

By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak, whose near 10-year rule ended two weeks ago, returned to an anti-graft agency on Thursday to resume his explanation for the suspicious transfers of $10.6 million dollars into his bank account. The sum represents just a fraction of billions of dollars that went missing from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a state fund founded by Najib, in a scandal that was a key reason why voters dumped him in an election on May 9. Entering the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the embattled 64-year-old Najib appeared relaxed, smiling and waving as he walked through a throng of journalists.


Toddler fighting for her life after being hit by alleged street racer: Police

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:00

Her mother was killed; the drivers are out on bond but both face felony charges including vehicular homicide.


N. Korea slams 'ignorant and stupid' Pence, renews summit threat

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 23:32

North Korea called US Vice-President Mike Pence "ignorant and stupid" for his warnings over a planned summit with Donald Trump, renewing a threat to cancel as the US president said the fate of the historic talks will be decided next week. Trump is due to meet his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 for high stakes talks aimed at ridding the reclusive state of its newly acquired nuclear weapons and improving ties after decades of animosity.


49ers' Foster won't stand trial on domestic violence charges

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 23:18

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after determining there was no evidence that Foster ever hit his ex-girlfriend.


Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:35

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons.


A North Korean Official Has Called Mike Pence's Libya Comparison 'Ignorant'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:49

The official again warned that Pyongyang is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Washington


Woman Mauled By Bear in Montana Walks Miles to Safety With Skull Fracture

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:02

A 28-year-old woman who finally earned her “dream job” working as a grizzly bear researcher is now recovering in the hospital from serious injuries after she was attacked by one of the powerful animals


The Latest: Vegas shooting witnesses describe police heroism

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:00

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on documents that Las Vegas police released from the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local):


Multiple casualties in bomb blast in Iraqi capital Baghdad

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:53

By Raya Jalabi and Hesham Hajali BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Multiple people were killed or wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Thursday, Iraqi security services said. The attack took place in the predominantly Shi'ite Shula district, in northwest Baghdad. According to a statement from Iraq's National Security media center, the attacker detonated an explosive vest after he was besieged by security forces at the entrance to the Saqlawiyah park, resulting in the death and injury of "a number of civilians." No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though it bore the hallmarks of Islamic State.


A Mostly Non-Christian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Christians' Parliamentary Seats. Now Christians Want Trump To Intervene.

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:58

WASHINGTON ― A mostly non-Christian militia linked to a brutal Iranian-backed


How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primaries

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:23

The press is framing Democratic primary contests as "establishment" versus "outsiders," but in fact, the categories blur, and both wings of the party have done well so far.


Betsy DeVos Stirs Uproar By Saying Schools Can Call ICE On Undocumented Kids

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:32

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos provoked an outcry Tuesday when she said


Donald Trump cannot block anyone on Twitter, court rules

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:36

A district court in New York has ruled that Donald Trump cannot block people on Twitter, because it violates their first amendment rights to participate in a “public forum”. The case was brought forward by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, representing seven plaintiffs who have been blocked by the president. In ruling against Trump, the court pointed to past White House assurances that the president’s Twitter account is an official political channel.


Pages