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.
GM Backing Bills That Could Block Uber, Waymo from Testing Self-Driving Cars
General Motors says the bills protect public safety by restricting self-driving car testing to automotive manufacturers. Competitors disagree.
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.
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.
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.
Mercedes-Benz Could Build, Sell X-Class Pickup Truck in America
The German automaker is doing research to build a business case for the X-Class in the U.S. marketplace.
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.
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.
West Mosul breached as war on IS rages in Iraq and Syria
Iraqi forces on Friday entered west Mosul neighbourhoods, a key stronghold in the shrinking "caliphate" of the Islamic State group, which replied with deadly suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria. As the war on the world's most violent jihadist group escalated, Iraqi warplanes struck IS militants inside neighbouring Syria, a first that Damascus said was coordinated between the two governments. In yet another key landmark in the bloody offensive to retake Mosul, the largest city ever held by the jihadists, elite Iraqi forces punched into districts of the west bank for the first time.
Trump Administration Won’t Call Extremist Group ‘ISIL’ Like Obama Did
The reason behind Obama using ISIL to refer to the terrorist group was believed to be partly geographical and partly grammatical.