Trump fires back at Pelosi: ?We?re soon going to have a one-party system?
After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slammed him in an interview over the weekend, President Trump responded by accusing her of undermining the Democratic Party. In a ?Fox & Friends? interview that aired Tuesday ahead of his address to a joint session of Congress, Trump branded Pelosi ?incompetent? and said she?s ?done a terrible job? as a party leader. ?You know, if you look at what?s going on with the Democrats and the party, it?s getting smaller and smaller,? Trump said.
Trump: ?In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C-plus?
During a ?Fox & Friends? interview that aired Tuesday, President Trump defended his performance in office but acknowledged some snags in how his policies are promoted. Asked how he would grade his presidency so far, Trump volunteered two separate answers, giving himself an ?A? in effort and achievement but a ?C or a C-plus? in messaging. ?I think in terms of effort, which means something but I give myself an A-plus, okay, effort,? Trump said, according to a transcript.
Two hurt in police gun accident at Hollande event
A policeman providing security for Francois Hollande accidentally fired his gun as the French president was giving a speech, injuring two people in the VIP area of the crowd, an official said. "It was an accidental shot by a police officer which injured two waiters, or at least one waiter and an (event) employee. The injuries aren't life threatening," local government chief Pierre N'Gahane said.
Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B
DETROIT (AP) ? Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S.
GOP intelligence panel chair: Flynn did U.S. a ?big favor?
House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said today that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser fired by President Trump, may have done the country a ?big favor? if he signaled to the Russian ambassador that sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama after the Russian cyberattack on Democratic Party officials would be lifted once President Trump took office. The comments by Nunes, a vocal defender of the Trump White House, seemed to be the strongest indication to date that Flynn may have sought to undercut Obama?s actions, giving private assurances to Russia?s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, that punitive measures just imposed by the then-president would go away under Trump.
Ex-CIA spy freed in Portugal, avoids extradition over kidnapping
By Andrei Khalip and Pedro Moreira LISBON (Reuters) - A former CIA officer convicted of involvement in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy was released on Wednesday after winning a last-minute reprieve from extradition. Sabrina de Sousa, a dual U.S.-Portuguese citizen, was waiting at Lisbon airport to be flown to Italy early on Wednesday when word came she was to be released, after Italy's president granted her a partial pardon. "I'm happy with how this worked out here after two years of having this troubling my mind," a smiling de Sousa told reporters as she left the Judiciary Police headquarters.
Saudi king signs range of deals in Indonesia at start of visit
By Darren Whiteside BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman held talks with Indonesia's president on Wednesday and signed a range of cooperation agreements at the beginning of a 12-day visit to the world's largest Muslim-majority country. The royal visit is the first by a Saudi monarch in nearly five decades. The leaders oversaw, among 11 pacts, the signing of agreements to take down trade barriers and a new agreement between state energy companies Saudi Aramco and Pertamina, building on an existing $6 billion plan to expand Indonesia's biggest refinery.
The startling rise in colorectal cancer among young people
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society and Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, from the Jay Monahan Center about a new study by the American Cancer Society detailing a startling rise in colorectal cancer among young people.
Victim quits pope's abuse panel, slams 'shameful' Vatican
Marie Collins, an Irish survivor of clerical sex abuse, resigned Wednesday from Pope Francis's child protection panel, accusing senior Vatican officials of "shameful" blocking of reforms approved by the pontiff. The 70-year-old, who was raped by a hospital chaplain at 13, explained her decision in an article for the National Catholic Reporter (NCR). Collins's departure leaves the Pontifical Commission on the Protection of Minors with no abuse survivors working for it.
Recap: President Trump?s address to Congress
On Tuesday night, President Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress, and the Democrats issued their response from former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. Follow along for analysis of the speech and post-address commentary from Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo News National Political Columnist Matt Bai.