White House defends mission after slain SEAL?s father questions raid
The White House responded Monday to the father of the U.S. Navy SEAL killed last month in a raid in Yemen, defending an operation it says produced valuable intelligence that will ultimately save American lives. William Owens? 36-year-old son, Ryan, and a number of civilians were killed in the Jan. 28 mission ? the first such counterterrorist operation approved by President Trump. ?I can?t possibly imagine what he?s going through in terms of the loss of a son,? White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday at his daily press briefing.
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Five things to listen for in Trump?s big speech
When Donald Trump steps to the podium before a joint session of Congress tonight, he will deliver his first major presidential address since his inauguration, when he memorably invoked the idea of ?American carnage.? He will appear before a Congress and a country that is rife with unease and anxiety. Congress is filled with Republicans concerned about Trump?s penchant for chaotic leadership and Democrats swept up by an organic resistance to a president whom many of them regard as a threat to democracy. ?All I can do is speak from the heart and say what I want to do,? Trump told ?Fox and Friends? Tuesday morning, adding that he hoped to improve on his ?messaging,? which he rated as only a ?C or a C-plus? so far.
Ex-CIA spy freed in Portugal, avoids extradition over kidnapping
By Andrei Khalip and Jonathan Landay LISBON (Reuters) - A former CIA officer convicted of involvement in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy was released by authorities in Lisbon, Portugal 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.
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.
?We will never forget him?: Trump addresses widow of slain SEAL as doubts linger over mission
As debate continues to swirl over the mission?s results, President Trump?s acknowledgment of a fallen soldier?s wife was the most emotional moment of his first congressional address. Carryn Owens, whose husband, Navy SEAL William ?Ryan? Owens, was killed in a Yemen raid last month, was moved to tears as Trump praised her husband?s sacrifice. ?Ryan died as he lived,? said Trump.
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.
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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.