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Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump
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  • 2017-02-25 22:36:38Z

U.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm of the party, picked Perez on the second round of voting over U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, a liberal from Minnesota. Following one of the most crowded and competitive party leadership elections in decades, Perez faces a challenge in unifying and rejuvenating a party still reeling from the Nov. 8 loss of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Saturn Transit In Sagittarius: Insights About Retrograde Saturn and Saturn-Jupiter-Ketu Conjunction
Saturn Transit In Sagittarius: Insights About Retrograde Saturn and Saturn-Jupiter-Ketu Conjunction

Saturn Transit In Sagittarius will be one of the most crucial transits in the coming years. This transit will collide with Jupiter Transit In Sagittarius and Ketu Transit In Sagittarius and will thus have a huge say in various matters.

Two suspects charged in France over possible terror plot
Two suspects charged in France over possible terror plot
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  • 2017-02-25 22:29:15Z

Two men who had been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack in France were charged on Saturday, legal sources said. The suspects, one 19-year-old and the other a 27-year-old, were arrested Tuesday in the coastal city of Marseille and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand. Both men, known

Two Britons charged in France over illegal medicines trade
Two Britons charged in France over illegal medicines trade
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 22:28:42Z

Two Britons were charged in northwest France Saturday of participating in an illegal drug network that advertised and sold unlicensed medicines advertised as able to heal cancer and other medical conditions, legal sources said. "The illicit trade dealt mainly with very lucrative sales online to

Why does the race for DNC chairman matter?
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  • 2017-02-25 22:24:50Z

The Democratic Party's 447 National Committee members elected former Obama labor secretary Tom Perez to be their new party chair on Saturday, in an unusually contentious race for what amounts to the top job for a party in transition. Mr. Perez, a favorite with the more centrist wing of the party allied

White House blocks reporters from a briefing, shrugging off another unwritten custom
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 22:24:45Z

Several major news outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and the Los Angeles Times, were blocked from an off-camera press briefing on Friday, igniting furious criticism from media organizations. The White House said it was adhering to ordinary press customs by holding an "expanded pool,"

Monaco returns to winning ways in French league
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  • 2017-02-25 22:21:40Z

PARIS (AP) - After a stunning display of attacking football at Manchester City midweek, Monaco resorted to set-pieces to beat Guingamp 2-1 and move three points clear at the top of the French league on Saturday.

Top US commander for Mideast visits SDF in Syria
Top US commander for Mideast visits SDF in Syria
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 22:20:29Z

The top US military commander for the Middle East made a secret trip to northern Syria on Friday to meet a US-backed alliance fighting the Islamic State group, officials said. General Joseph Votel, who heads US Central Command (Centcom), met with leaders from the Syrian Democratic Forces. The trip,

Montana House backs effort to boycott anti-Israel firms
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  • 2017-02-25 22:18:09Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Spurred in part by a spate of controversies over anti-Semitism in one of the state's towns, Montana lawmakers advanced a bill Saturday that pledges solidarity with Israel by refusing to do business with firms boycotting the Middle Eastern country.

O'Shea: Italy needs support to make it strong in Six Nations
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  • 2017-02-25 22:14:47Z

LONDON (AP) - This is no time to be talking about dumping Italy from the Six Nations, coach Conor O'Shea says.

AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged
AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 22:10:53Z

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the "sambadrome." For the competitors, getting to the big show

Dozens dead in suicide attack in Syria
Dozens dead in suicide attack in Syria's Homs
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  • 2017-02-25 22:09:11Z

A suicide assault on two security service bases in Syria's third city of Homs killed dozens of people, including a top intelligence chief, on Saturday, overshadowing peace talks in Geneva. Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front claimed the spectacular attack which targeted and

Syrian opposition suggests security forces could have been behind Homs attack
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  • 2017-02-25 22:08:26Z

The Syrian opposition delegation attending peace talks in Geneva condemned an attack by suicide bombers that killed security forces in Homs on Saturday, while suggesting that only people with security clearances could get close to the area. The attackers stormed two Syrian security offices in Homs,

Jack Sock beats Donald Young to reach Delray Beach final
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 22:05:32Z

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jack Sock won the last seven points of a second-set tiebreaker to beat Donald Young 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Saturday in an all-American semifinal at the Delray Beach Open.

Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'
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  • 2017-02-25 22:03:49Z

Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

One dead, two injured in Germany car attack
One dead, two injured in Germany car attack
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 22:00:55Z

One person was killed and two injured Saturday when a man rammed a car into pedestrians in the southern German city of Heidelberg, said police, adding that it did not appear to be a terror attack. After the crash, the driver, a 35-year-old German man, fled on foot armed with a knife on a busy city centre

Atalanta can aim for Champs League after beating Napoli 2-0
Atalanta can aim for Champs League after beating Napoli 2-0
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 21:53:28Z

The bar has been raised at Atalanta.

Sevilla rises to top of La Liga with comeback at Betis
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 21:47:06Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - His team trailing against its fiercest rival, coach Jorge Sampaoli orchestrated a 2-1 comeback at Real Betis that lifted Sevilla to the top of the Spanish league on Saturday.

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a
Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 21:45:45Z

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.

Gigi Hadid Just Wore a Pussy Hat in Milan
Gigi Hadid Just Wore a Pussy Hat in Milan

Women's Marchers, don't stash your pussy hats just yet. They've officially become a fashion trend.

Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chair
Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chair

ATLANTA - Tom Perez was elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday afternoon, putting an end to a contentious four-month election that divided the battered party's liberal and centrist wings along similar lines as last year's presidential primary race. Perez, seen as the

Go Behind the Scenes with Lily Gladstone, This Year
Go Behind the Scenes with Lily Gladstone, This Year's Awards Darling

If you want this year's style breakout story, it's Lily Gladstone, the co-star of "Certain Women."

Jamie Lynn Spears Says Daughter Maddie Has
Jamie Lynn Spears Says Daughter Maddie Has 'Fully Recovered' From ATV Accident: '#GodIsGood'

The singer announced the news via Twitter on Saturday.

Photos of the day - February 25, 2017
Photos of the day - February 25, 2017

Iraqi security forces transfer displaced Iraqis who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq; Supporters of the ruling AK Party wave Turkish flags during a campaign meeting for the April 16 constitutional referendum, in Ankara, Turkey; and, Jacqueline Loelling of Germany competes in the third run of the IBSF World Championships Bob & Skeleton 2017 at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee in Koenigssee, Germany. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 25, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

Pregnant Natalie Portman Unable to Attend Oscars:
Pregnant Natalie Portman Unable to Attend Oscars: 'I Feel So Lucky to Be Honored'

Natalie Portman won't be present at the Oscars ceremony this Sunday nor Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards - but for good reason. "Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards," Portman said in statement to PEOPLE.

Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington
Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington
  • US
  • 2017-02-25 19:29:03Z

By Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Kuwaiti government could pay up to $60,000 to President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington for a party on Saturday that will be an early test of Trump's promise to turn over profits from such events to the U.S. Treasury. The Kuwait Embassy is hosting an event to mark their National Day. Similar National Day celebrations at the Trump International Hotel for a crowd of several hundred can run from $40,000 to $60,000, according to cost estimates from the hotel seen by Reuters.

Obama for president - of France?
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 19:21:20Z

Apparently American Democrats are not the only ones missing Barack Obama. Some citizens of France have launched a new grassroots campaign called "Obama17" that is seeking 1 million signatures in the next three weeks, to convince the former US President to run for president in France. Amid

Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee
Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee
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  • 2017-02-25 16:56:05Z

By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defenses of Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq a day earlier. About 1,000 civilians walked

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There's a Twitter Account About Fashion in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and It's Painfully Accurate

After seven glorious seasons, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was ripped from our lives just as abruptly as it entered. Sure, we had 144 episodes…

'30 Rock' star Judah Friedlander hits NYC immigration protests

Judah Friedlander attends the premiere of the documentary "Michael Moore In TrumpLand" at the IFC Center on Oct. 18, 2016, in New York City. In the weeks since last month's inauguration, critics of President Trump have turned out by the thousands to protest his policies in cities across the country. Among them is comedian and former "30 Rock" star Judah Friedlander, whose signature trucker hat, messy hair and oversize glasses have become a fixture at recent rallies in New York City.

Science is already political. Get over it and start marching.
Science is already political. Get over it and start marching.

As the March for Science in Washington, D.C., grows, so does its criticism.  This should be expected. Scientists are encouraged to look at even the most widely accepted statistic or finding and question it. So of course, as soon as the march, scheduled for April 22, was announced, people began to critically examine its message, mission and goals. SEE ALSO: The D.C. march for science will be the most wonderfully nerdy demonstration ever This critical examination has led to a better, more inclusive diversity statement and a clearer focus for the organizers who have seen their grassroots mission explode on social media.  But other critiques of the march - which asks scientists and those...

Everything You Need To Be Jackie O. In The Age Of Instagram
Everything You Need To Be Jackie O. In The Age Of Instagram

It's no secret that Jackie is the definition of class. My appreciation for her classic, timeless aesthetic was further fueled by Natalie Portman's portrayal in Jackie - and I decided to discover, and try, all her beauty secrets. While most of the products Jackie relied on unfortunately don'

Danielle Brooks Talks Body Positivity and Lane Bryant
Danielle Brooks Talks Body Positivity and Lane Bryant

"Women are seeing themselves and are feeling beautiful about their bodies."

Kate! Meryl! Gabrielle! See What the Stars Wore on Oscars Weekend
Kate! Meryl! Gabrielle! See What the Stars Wore on Oscars Weekend

Yes, the Academy Awards take place Sunday night. But the two days leading up are filled with events: star-studded parties, and in the case of talent agency UTA, a rally benefiting the ACLU. Here's how A-listers are spending their weekend. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day

Why Oscar Winner Jodie Foster Says:
Why Oscar Winner Jodie Foster Says: 'It's Time to Show Up'

The Academy Award-winning actress-filmmaker was one of many celebs who addressed the crowd at the United Voices rally, hosted by the United Talent Agency. Foster greeted a cheering audience, poking fun at the president's administration and preaching about the importance of protecting our nation's civil

Boosting Erdogan powers will make
Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it would make Turkey stronger. "For a strong Turkey, lasting stability, our choice is 'yes'. This is our wish, it will come," Yildirim told the gathering in Ankara of party members and supporters from the country's 81 provinces.

Laverne Cox: "Trans Rights Are Women
Laverne Cox: "Trans Rights Are Women's Rights"

On bell hooks and more.

Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder
Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 13:27:03Z

By Emily Chow and Christophe Van Der Perre KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week, as authorities said they would issue an arrest warrant if a North

Meryl Streep Hits Major Oscars Party and Lets It Rip
Meryl Streep Hits Major Oscars Party and Lets It Rip

Yet another reason to respect Meryl Streep, if one was needed.

The Latest: Victim says alleged shooter asked about visas
The Latest: Victim says alleged shooter asked about visas

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

Bill Gates says robots that take your jobs should be taxed
Bill Gates says robots that take your jobs should be taxed

Philanthropist thinks move would slow spread of automation

The Latest: Malaysia to check airport for toxic chemical
The Latest: Malaysia to check airport for toxic chemical
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 12:42:17Z

The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Malaysian police say they will conduct a sweep ...

Top Asian News 12:42 p.m. GMT
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 12:42:13Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia said Saturday that it would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if he refuses to cooperate with the investigation into the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic

Malaysia to sweep airport for chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder
Malaysia to sweep airport for chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 12:22:56Z

Malaysia plans to sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week. The teams involved include the police forensic team, the fire department and the Atomic Energy Licensing Board, the Malaysian police

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 12:20:31Z

MATOPO HILLS, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday Saturday amid granite hills where ancient spirits are said to dwell, defying calls to resign after nearly four decades in power in a region known for opposing the man who says he'll run again in 2018 elections

Malaysian police to sweep the airport terminal where Kim Jong Nam was killed to check for possible toxic chemical.
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 12:13:12Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian police to sweep the airport terminal where Kim Jong Nam was killed to check for possible toxic chemical.

Malaysia warns North Korea to cooperate with investigation
Malaysia warns North Korea to cooperate with investigation
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 12:12:39Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia said Saturday that it would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if he refuses to cooperate with the investigation into the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother.

Australia beats India by 333 runs with 2 days to spare
Australia beats India by 333 runs with 2 days to spare
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 12:06:11Z

PUNE, India (AP) - Australia won the first cricket test by 333 runs on Saturday with two days to spare in an embarrassing end to India's 20-match unbeaten streak at home.

Twin attacks on Syrian security buildings kill at least 32
Twin attacks on Syrian security buildings kill at least 32
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 12:00:41Z

BEIRUT (AP) - Twin attacks on two Syrian security offices in the central city of Homs Saturday killed at least 32 people, including a senior security official who heads the feared Military Intelligence services, state media and officials reported.

Merkel formally nominated for German election run
Merkel formally nominated for German election run
  • World
  • 2017-02-25 11:58:10Z

BERLIN (AP) - Angela Merkel's conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party's top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base.

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