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Northeast braces for next blast of winter

A commuter rail station bridge in Wellesley, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)Storm warnings were in effect from upstate New York to Maine, where blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow are possible.


Officials order evacuation near Calif. dam

The Oroville Dam spillway on Feb. 9 in Oroville, Calif., where state engineers discovered new damage to the spillway. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)Warned that a "hazardous situation is developing," residents near one of the nation's biggest dams are told to leave immediately.


North Korea declares missile test a success

A TV program in South Korea shows file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 12. (Lee Jin-man/AP)The test-firing of what North Korea claims was a nuclear-capable missile is seen as the regime's first challenge to President Trump.


Amid boycott calls, shopping gets political

Ivanka Trump at Trump Tower on Nov. 11. (Evan Vucci/AP)In the polarized Trump era, the simple act of buying a drink or pair of shoes can involve a loaded choice.


With Netanyahu visit, Trump faces difficult test

Trump and Netanyahu (Reuters)If the president fulfills his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he could unleash chaos in the region.


Thousands of Mexicans march against Trump

People hold sugns against US President Donald Trump during an anti-Trump march in Mexico City, on February 12, 2017Demonstrators take to the streets across Mexico to protest the U.S. president's rhetoric and vow to build a "big, beautiful" border wall.


White House declines to publicly defend Flynn

FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump passes Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as he arrives via Air Force One at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday, Feb. 12, to publicly defend Flynn following reports that he engaged in conversations with a Russian diplomat about U.S. sanctions before Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to defend Trump's national security adviser.


Misspelling forces Education Dept. apology

Dept. of Education apologizes for misspelling W.E.B. Du BoisTo make it worse, there was a typo in the apology for the error in a post quoting noted writer and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois.


Some Republicans tell Franken of Trump worries
The Democrat says a few of his colleagues have told him they are concerned about the president’s mental health.

Raids ‘keeping my campaign promise,’ Trump says

Trump on ICE raids: ‘Merely the keeping of my campaign promise’The president comments on ICE agents arresting hundreds of undocumented immigrants this past week.


Trump rekindles his feud with Mark Cuban

Trump declares Mark Cuban is ‘not smart enough to run for president!’The president escalates his war of words with the Dallas Mavericks owner by hurling a Twitter insult.


WWII bomb defused, 70,000 evacuees return

A military truck carries an unexploded World War II bomb which was defused by Greek Army personnel in Thessaloniki, Greece Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people Sunday so army experts could defuse a 500-pound (227-kilogram) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)Longtime residents of the Greek city of Thessaloniki say the Allied bomb, which targeted Nazi occupiers, was dropped on Sept. 17, 1944.


ACLU suddenly awash in Trump-related donations

ACLU is seeing a Trump-era surge in members and donationsNearly $80 million has poured in since the election, including $24 million in the two days after the immigration ban went into effect.


FCC poised for changes under Trump pick
Incoming Chairman Ajit Pai plans to lead the agency in a drastically different direction than his predecessors.

Growing turmoil over White House correspondents' dinner

President Obama at the 2016 edition of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. (Susan Walsh/AP)Conflicts between the Trump administration and journalists undermine what has typically been a lighthearted gathering.


GOP's painful dilemma on Obamacare taxes

Human Services Secretary Tom Price shakes hands with Vice President Mike Pence. (Andrew Harnik/AP)Many conservatives are eager to eliminate the taxes that help support the program, but cutting them would create a major problem.


Ballistic missile test-fired into sea by N. Korea

North Korea missile launch (Reuters)The reported launch appears to be an implicit challenge to President Trump's new administration.


The unconventional first ladies of U.S., Japan

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, listen to a guide as they tour Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray BeachWhile their husbands strive to appear in sync, Melania Trump may find Akie Abe to be someone who is in many ways her opposite.


How Charleston is recovering after shootings

A crowd prays outside Charleston's Emanuel AME Church on June 19, 2015. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)Although Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death, the terror of the mass shooting still resonates in Charleston.


Trump's economic agenda is stalling

Trump's economic agenda is stallingThe president's plans for tax cuts and an Obamacare replacement are fading due to political infighting.


Protests against, for abortion rights around U.S.

Anti-abortion activists rally next to supporters of Planned Parenthood in Detroit. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)Anti-abortion activists held rallies calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood.


Trump's 'Winter White House' creates conflicts

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, attend dinner with President Trump, Melania Trump, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)President Trump's Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, has become a magnet for anti-Trump protesters and the subject of an ethics debate.


Yale drops name of slavery supporter

Calhoun College at Yale University. (Bob Child/AP)After years of debate, the university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper.


6 killed as quake strikes Philippines

Earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 6. (AP)Officials combed through rubble to check on the damage and other possible casualties after the magnitude-6.7 earthquake.


Emergency spillway in use at tallest U.S. dam

Water rushes down the Oroville Dam spillway. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)Officials had hoped to avoid using the emergency spillway at California's Oroville Dam after erosion created a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-deep hole.


Sears, Kmart drop 31 Trump Home items

Shoppers walk into a Sears store in Peabody, Mass., in 2012. (Elise Amendola/AP)The major U.S. retailers removed the Trump-branded products from their websites, a spokesman said.


Ivanka apparel sales slumped at Nordstrom

Ivanka Trump (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)Nordstrom's sales of Ivanka Trump's line fell by nearly one-third in the past fiscal year, the Wall Street Journal reported.


Suspected Istanbul attacker charged

Suspected Istanbul attacker Abdulgadir Masharipov charged. (AP)Uzbek national Abdulgadir Masharipov is accused of killing 39 people in a nightclub on New Year's Day.


Trump vows lower wall cost, but doesn't say how

A U.S. flag is seen next to a section of the wall separating Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico. (Jorge Duenes/Reuters)President Trump pushed back on assertions that the wall he wants built on the U.S. border with Mexico would cost more than anticipated.


Trump's attacks raise concerns for judges

President Trump. (Evan Vucci/AP)Online threats to the judge who helped derail President Trump's travel ban have raised safety worries across the U.S.


Germany, Japan free from Trump's trade ire

Germany and Japan free from Trump's trade ire. Mexico, not so much. (AP)When Trump rages about unfair trading practices, he usually directs his anger toward China and Mexico.


Exclusive: Assad dismisses torture photos
In a testy exchange with Yahoo News, the Syrian president says the images are products of "fake news."

Hundreds of immigrants arrested in 'routine' raids

Hundreds of immigrants arrested in "routine" raids. (Reuters)The enforcement actions took place in four states, sparking "grave" concern among immigration advocates and families.


Exclusive: Assad addresses his future
President Bashar Assad tells Yahoo News that he’ll leave office "whenever the Syrian people don’t want me."

Hundreds of whales strand on N.Z. beach

Whales stranded at Farewell Spit near Nelson, New Zealand, on Feb. 10. (Tim Cuff/New Zealand Herald via AP)A total of 650 of the animals swim aground in New Zealand in two days, devastating volunteers trying to rescue them.


Trump cites voter fraud in New Hampshire

President Trump on Feb. 10. (Evan Vucci/AP)He tells senators he would have won the state but for voters bused in from elsewhere, a GOP official says.


Exclusive: Assad would ‘welcome’ U.S. troops

Bashar Assad (Yahoo News)The Syrian president tells Yahoo News that he’ll allow American troops in his country as part of a “genuine” effort to fight terrorists.


GOP out to kill consumer watchdog agency

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray. (AP)Lawmakers are working on legislation that would declaw an agency that has returned $12 billion to wronged consumers.


Kasich delays executions amid court fight

Gov. John Kasich delays executions amid court fight. (AP)The Ohio governor postpones the executions of eight people as a legal battle continues over the state's lethal injection process.


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