Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health care bill
Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama?s signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump?s January inauguration. ?This is not going to pass,? Biden said on the steps of the Capitol, standing in front of a large group of House Democrats.
London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ?terrorist? incident on Westminster Bridge
Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the incident as terrorism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a video statement condemning the attack.
Tuesday?s top moments from the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings
Day two of confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump?s nominee for the Supreme Court, was eventful, as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned the federal judge from Colorado. Return to Yahoo on Wednesday for more live-streaming coverage of the hearings as they happen.
Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin shooting: reports
A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings, including at a bank and a law firm, in central Wisconsin following what police referred to as domestic incident, media reported on Wednesday. A suspect was taken into custody by police at an apartment building in Weston, a community of 15,000 about 90 miles (140 km) west of Green Bay, in the wake of the shootings, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper reported. The incident began with a "domestic situation," the Journal Sentinel reported, citing a press release from the Rothschild Police Department.
911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies
Rex Tillerson Says He Didn't Want Post Of Secretary Of State
US military helping op to seize strategic dam near Syria's Raqa
The US military provided air and artillery support -- and transported local forces -- in an offensive for a vitally important dam near the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqa in Syria, officials said Wednesday. Colonel Joseph Scrocca, a spokesman for the US-led coalition helping local fighters, said US support came overnight Tuesday-Wednesday via Apache helicopter gunships, airlifts, air strikes and advice to the Syrian Democratic Forces, an Arab-Kurdish alliance. In a first, US forces helicoptered an unspecified number of Arab SDF troops to Taqba, meaning they are now behind IS lines as they try to secure the dam.
Photos of the day - March 22, 2017
A peek at Boris in Washington; members of a Chinese honor guard salute caskets of Korean War dead; heavy snowfall in Northumberland, England; and people embrace during anniversary service for Brussels suicide attacks victims.
Can you tally up world progress?
When the cold war ended a quarter century ago, and with it the division of the world into two ?camps,? the United Nations decided to start measuring the progress of humanity as a whole. The hope behind such alternative indicators is that an attempt to measure something might help reveal what causes it or could push it along.
White House all in before crucial health care vote: 'There is no Plan B'
On what could be the eve of a crucial health care vote and with the reported numbers still seemingly unfavorable, the White House remained confident that the American Health Care Act would pass the House on Thursday. ?Piece by piece, member by member, we?re getting there, and we?re getting much closer,? White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday of gathering the votes necessary to repeal Obamacare. The White House team did have some success on Wednesday, flipping Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., to a ?yes? vote after assuring him that they supported his proposed amendment, which would deny health care credits to undocumented immigrants.