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Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being 'caught having sex with man in his office'

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 7:02am

An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life. The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.


Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clash with police in Nairobi, Kenya

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 6:37am

Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi.


Starbucks under fire over holiday cups that 'feature same-sex couples' hands'

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 6:36am

Starbucks' new holiday cups are coming under fire - for possibly depicting the hands of a lesbian couple. The holiday cup line was launched with a commercial showing a range of ages, races and sexualities.


Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 5:07am

By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites - including one 27 cm (10.6 in) long - removed from the wounded soldier's digestive tract during a series of surgeries to save his life. The parasites, along with kernels of corn in his stomach, may confirm what many experts and previous defectors have described about the food and hygiene situation for many North Koreans.


Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Comeback Crocodile'?

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 4:51am

Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared well-placed to reprise his leading role in Zimbabwe after returning to the country in the wake of the army's takeover, prompted by his sacking by President Robert Mugabe. Nicknamed "Ngwena" (The Crocodile) because of his fearsome power and ruthlessness, the 75-year-old has a reputation for taking no prisoners -- but appeared to have been outfoxed by Grace Mugabe. It was the climax of a long feud between Grace and Mugabe's then deputy to be in pole position to replace the ailing leader when he died or retired.


Trevor Noah Asks: #YouToo, Al? Blames All Men

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 4:26am

“The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah was particularly disappointed at the latest revelation concerning a groper-in-high-places.


Senate Republicans Slip 'Flimflam' Paid Leave Proposal Into Tax Bill

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 3:01am

Tucked inside the Senate Republicans’ latest tax bill is a proposal they’re touting as a paid family leave plan.


Trump's Tweet Condemning Al Franken Assault Allegations Backfires Spectacularly

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 1:59am

President Donald Trump, who was infamously caught on tape bragging about groping women, was attacked on Twitter Thursday night over his criticism of Sen.


Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 17, 2017 - 1:34am

Tesla on Thursday night unveiled its electric semi truck, but the massive new vehicle was overshadowed by what it was hauling inside.


Millions of People May Die if Saudi Arabia Doesn't Allow Aid to Enter Yemen Immediately

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 10:51pm

A humanitarian crisis is rapidly deepening in Yemen, where millions of aid-reliant people have been cut off from assistance since Saudi Arabia closed the country’s ports on Nov. 5.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should've Resigned Over Lewinsky Scandal

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 9:53pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said that President Bill Clinton should have resigned from the Oval Office after news broke of his infamous affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.


Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 9:45pm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico could face more than a decade of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria, experts said on Thursday.


Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 Murders

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 8:53pm

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity.


Ivanka Trump warned to stay quiet after speaking out about sexual assault allegations

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 8:02pm

First daughter Ivanka Trump's harsh statement about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore drew some backlash from Breitbart this week.


Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 8:01pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher.


School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threats

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 7:03pm

A teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.


Japan's Underwater Aircraft Carriers: Crazy Enough to Work?

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 6:58pm

A bold plan to attack the United States came too late in the war. Japan's Underwater Aircraft Carriers: Crazy Enough to Work? As soon as Colonel James Doolittle’s  B-25 raid struck Japan in April 1942, Japan sought to wreak revenge on the United States, but by 1944 devastating aerial bombings on Japan by the Americans had become all too regular.


Woman Dies After Cleaning Scene Of Son's Suspected Drug Overdose

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 4:19pm

A Pennsylvania mother caring for her son after his suspected drug overdose is believed to have accidentally overdosed on the same substance while cleaning his home, leading to her death.


Johnson & Johnson hit with $247 million verdict in hip implant trial

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 3:35pm

By Tina Bellon NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants. J&J, which faces more than 9,700 Pinnacle lawsuits in state and federal courts across the United States, said in a statement it would immediately begin the appeal process. A DePuy spokeswoman said the company was still "committed to the long-term defense of the allegations in these lawsuits," adding that the metal-on-metal hip implants were backed by a strong record of clinical data showing they were effective.


4 Republican Senators in Private Talks That Could Kill Current Tax Reform Bill

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - November 16, 2017 - 3:21pm

In private conversations, many have relayed their concerns over the deficit


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