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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Israel: ‘We Will Act if Necessary’

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 8:53am

In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Iran’s foreign minister commented on its tenuous relationship with Israel as well as on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.

Survivors of a New Mexico School Shooting Share Parkland’s Pain

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 8:51am

Survivors from a shooting at Aztec High School last December have been reaching out to those impacted by the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida to help heal together.

Trump Says Russians ‘Laughing’ Over Election Interference Indictment

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 8:46am

The president was critical of the Russia investigation on Twitter this weekend, writing that if Russia’s goal was to create discord, then the investigation and partisan divide show they succeeded.

'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 8:26am

Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose of terror around our neck".

Man shot in head at IHOP following argument between customers

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 8:14am

Authorities say one man is in critical condition following an early morning shooting at IHOP.

Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 6:52am

By Paul Carrel and Andrea Shalal BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey's delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards. Cem Ozdemir, co-leader of Germany's ecologist Greens until late last month and a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he was given protection at the conference after police told him Turkish security, staying in the same hotel, had accused him of being a "terrorist". "(The police) told me there was a problem with Turkish security, that they had pointed out that a terrorist, or a member of a terrorist organization, was staying (in the hotel) -so me," Ozdemir told reporters after returning to Berlin.

Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 6:34am

Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday. Over the course of the week, hundreds of suspected Boko Haram extremists have appeared before a court at the Kainji military base in central Niger state. The release order was issued on Friday, with the 475 suspects to be returned to their home states for "proper rehabilitation" before being sent back to their families, ministry spokesman Salihu Othman Isah said.

LeBron James Speaks Out on Laura Ingraham's 'Shut Up and Dribble' Comments

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 5:17am

MSNBC's David Gura and panel discuss the LeBron James/Laura Ingraham feud.

Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 5:05am

By Robin Emmott and Thomas Escritt MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating his country's position that Tehran was the world's greatest threat. As tensions increase in the Middle East over Iran's role in Syria and Yemen and as U.S. President Donald Trump presses for a tougher approach on Tehran, Israel is seeking wider support to contain its regional nemesis.

Olympic Skier Ted Ligety’s Son 'Could Give 2 S***s That Daddy Sucked At Work'

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 4:45am

U.S. alpine skier Ted Ligety may have had a tough time on the slopes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Sunday.

Donald Trump Uses Florida School Massacre As Excuse To Attack FBI’s Russia Probe

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 3:05am

President Donald Trump has criticized the FBI for missing “all of the many signals” sent out by the suspect in Wednesday’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

'How many more students are going to have to die?' ask Parkland High School students

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 18, 2018 - 12:35am

Students Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, David Hogg, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin tell Meet the Press that they're calling on elected leaders to act on gun control.

‘One Day At A Time’s’ Justina Machado: ‘It’s a universal story about family, told through the Latino lens’

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 17, 2018 - 11:03pm

Actress Justina Machado talks changing the Latino narrative, #MeToo and the evolution of the all-American family.

Media, Democrats Have Created 'More Chaos' Than Russians, Says White House Spokesman

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 17, 2018 - 10:41pm

.@hogangidley45: “There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media.”

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 17, 2018 - 10:13pm

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence.

Trump Blames Democrats For Lack Of Gun Control Laws

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 17, 2018 - 10:03pm

As gun violence survivors and others demand stricter gun control laws in wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, President Donald Trump has found a scapegoat to blame for the lack of reform: the Democrats.

Gus Kenworthy and His Boyfriend Kissed on TV at the Olympics and Fans Are Ecstatic

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 17, 2018 - 8:39pm

He is one of the first openly gay Americans to compete at the Winter Olympics

Government urges councils to waive road closure charges for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 17, 2018 - 5:01pm

The government is urging councils to waive their charges for road closures on May 19, in the hopes of encouraging Britain to celebrate the Royal wedding with thousands of street parties. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fall on a Saturday, the same day as the FA Cup final, with leaders hoping the mood of celebration will buoy the public. They today launch a “handy guide” to throwing a street party, reminding keen organisers to get in touch with local councils in good time to plan road closures and insurance. Information from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government States: “Many councils, from Bromley to Salford, have already announced that they are waiving charges for street party road closures, making it easier and cheaper than ever to hold celebrations. “The government is urging other councils to follow suit.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 saw bank holiday street parties held throughout Britain, including on Downing Street. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Cardiff, in pictures There will be no extra day off for the marriage of Prince Harry, fifth-in-Line to the throne, and Meghan Markle, who wed at Windsor Castle on May 19 before taking a carriage ride around the town to greet those who have turned up to see them. Chris Gittins, who runs, said the celebrations will show a “fantastic part of British culture", adding: “It's a rare excuse to meet neighbours really, a traditional excuse to meet neighbours in a relaxed atmosphere.” Guy Oliver, from the Old Barn Inn in Glooston, said they would be throwing a street party to encourage people to “come together in a community”. "It'll be a few union jacks and we're going to serve food to everyone's taste,” he said. Sandra Hastings, founder of Newcastle-based charity Silverline Memories which helps those with dementia, said she is planning a “good old-fashioned party with bunting, and red white and blue balloons, and trestle tables with tonnes of homemade food". "At our charity we provide people with the opportunity to do things they wouldn't have done otherwise, and take any excuse for a knees up,” she said. Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State said: “We’ve made it easier than ever for local residents from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate the royalwedding and we hope councils will get into the spirit by helping people wishing to organise street parties. “With the FA Cup final taking place on the same day, there's never been a better reason to hold a street party and our updated guidance makes clear the steps residents need to take to ensure an enjoyable and safe day is had by all.”

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 17, 2018 - 3:20pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said Saturday, though 13 people were killed in the crash of a helicopter sent to assess the damage.

U.N. council mulls condemning Iran over Yemen's Houthis' getting missiles

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - February 17, 2018 - 2:51pm

By Michelle Nichols (Reuters) - - Britain, the United States and France want the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group and commit to take action over the sanctions violations, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Saturday. The draft text to renew U.N. sanctions on Yemen for another year would also allow the 15-member council to impose targeted sanctions for “any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen.” Britain drafted the resolution in consultation with the United States and France before giving it to the full council on Friday, diplomats said.