Young climate change activists are trying to force global warming to the forefront of the 2020 presidential race, which has so far been dominated by other topics.
While candidates have released plans to curb climate change, they have been more focused on universal health care, gun control, race, criminal justice and President Donald Trump. One Democratic contender who made climate change a centerpiece of his race, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, dropped out at the end of August.
President Donald Trump is dismissing as fake news and "presidential harassment" a report that he made an unspecified promise during a phone call to a foreign leader that led to a whistleblower complaint. The government's intelligence watchdog appeared Thursday before a House committee in a closed hearing about the complaint.
The Washington Post first reported the complaint involves an intelligence official's allegation that President Donald Trump made an unspecified "promise" to an unidentified foreign leader. The Post cited two anonymous former U.S. officials.
President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns.
Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York.
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says the lawsuit is intended "to address the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case."
A day after undergoing hip replacement surgery, Al Roker is already back on his feet!
The TODAY co-host and meteorologist checked in from his room at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Thursday morning to say the surgery on his left hip went well, and he's looking forward to heading home.
"I'm in far less pain than I was 48 hours ago," Al told his fellow hosts during a live chat. "The best thing is to just get up and move and be able to walk."
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At the cobbled-together community of El Buen Pastor — The Good Shepherd — 130 or so migrants from around the world are locked into a shelter every evening at 5:30 p.m., trapped in an immigration purgatory. They are barely three miles from the Paso del Norte Bridge and their goal: the United States.
"Everyone cries here," says Yanisley Estrada Guerrero, a 33-year-old Cuban economist and former bank manager. She's now working illegally as a housekeeper at a Juarez hotel for $60 a month, less than half Mexico's minimum wage. "I still cry almost every day. But I do it in the shower, because I don't want anyone to see."
A hiker on Wednesday said he crawled for two days through rugged Australian woodland with a broken leg and arm after falling six meters (20 feet) down a waterfall and then dropping his cellphone in a creek.
Neil Parker, 54, was recovering in a Brisbane hospital after he was rescued by a search helicopter crew on Tuesday from Mount Nebo on the city's outskirts.
The Brisbane resident told reporters in a tearful news conference from his hospital bed that he fell on Sunday during what he expected would be a three-hour hike.
A California appeals court has ruled that a transgender man can sue a Catholic hospital for cancelling his hysterectomy.
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Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday, following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him.
Time magazine published the photo on Wednesday, saying it was taken from the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics. It depicts the then 29-year-old Trudeau wearing a turban and robe, with dark makeup on his hands, face and neck.
Trudeau, who launched his reelection campaign exactly one week ago, said he should have known better.
On Wednesday, the Fed announced it was cutting its benchmark interest rate by one quarter of a percentage point, its second rate cut this year.
"When the Fed raises or reduces the cost of money, it affects interest rates across the board," said Greg McBride Bankrate's chief financial analyst. "One way or another, it’s going to impact savers and borrowers."
Here are some ways the Fed cut could impact your wallet:
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that America backs Saudi Arabia's "right to defend itself" after a weekend attack targeted the heart of its oil industry, comments coming after he described the assault as an "act of war."
The attacks have reignited fears over a wider conflagration in the region, as tensions remain high over Iran's collapsing nuclear deal with world powers.
Pompeo's comments on Twitter came as he was in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, after meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's defense minister. The Saudis on Wednesday displayed missile and drone wreckage at a press conference, and cited other evidence they alleged shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran."
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Hurricane Humberto rushed past Bermuda, lashing the British Atlantic territory with powerful winds for hours before beginning to move away early Thursday, as new Hurricane Lorena swirled in the Pacific posing a threat to resorts on Mexico's southwestern coast.
The fast-moving Category 3 Humberto began bashing Bermuda with hurricane-strength winds Wednesday afternoon and passed to within about 75 miles of the island during the night before heading out into the Atlantic. Forecasters said tropical storm-force winds would continue into Thursday.
President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies.
Trump accused the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles, to go through storm drains into the ocean.
"It's a terrible situation that's in Los Angeles and in San Francisco," Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he returned to Washington. "And we're going to be giving San Francisco -- they're in total violation -- we're going to be giving them a notice very soon."
Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for "Storm Area 51" are from Earth, not outer space.
No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns of Rachel and Hiko near the once-secret military research site are preparing for an influx of people over the next few days.
"It's happening. We already have people from all over the world," Little A'Le'Inn proprietor Connie West said Wednesday from her bustling cafe and motel, where volunteers have arrived from Poland, Scotland, Australia, Florida, Idaho and Oklahoma.
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Instagram will be rolling out new policies to combat ads that promote weight loss products, especially for users who are known to be minors.
Instagram users under the age of 18 will no longer see posts promoting weight loss products or cosmetic surgery when the posts direct customers to purchase a product, including when posts provide a discount code or a price (Instagram does not allow direct links in posts).
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Novartis AG's Sandoz unit said on Wednesday it was halting distribution of its versions of the drug commonly known as Zantac in all its markets, including the United States and Canada, after contaminants were found in the heartburn drug, Reuters reported.
The Swiss drugmaker's steps follow an investigation by U.S. and European regulators into the presence of the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine, the generic name for the drug marketed as Zantac.