Most Popular News Headlines - Yahoo! News

  • Oakland warehouse operator sparks outrage for mourning loss of venue — not victims

    The operator of the converted warehouse in Oakland, Calif., where a fire broke out during a dance party on Friday night, killing at least 33 people, is drawing outrage over his initial response to the tragedy.

    Yahoo News
  • Video: Growing Outrage Over Road Rage Death of Former NFL Player

    The admitted shooter of Joe McKnight was released without charges while authorities investigate the case.

    ABC News q
  • Alec Baldwin has perfect response after Trump disses his 'SNL' impersonation

    It's Sunday, which means the internet is coming to terms with the future president of the United States in yet another feud with Saturday Night Live . Alec Baldwin performed another spot-on impression of Trump on the show Saturday evening, mocking the president-elect for his recent actions on Twitter, Trump's preferred form of communication.  After the show bashed Trump for tweeting, Trump then hate-tweeted about the show, proving the exact point the skit was trying to make.  Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 But Baldwin isn't the type to just let some bully talk smack without dishing it back, so he tweeted that he would gladly stop his Trump impersonation if Trump simply releases his tax returns.  ...@realDonaldTrump Release your tax returns and I'll stop.Ha — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 4, 2016 Here's the bit that Trump is referring to: During the election Trump refused to release his tax returns despite pressure from both Republicans and Democrats, citing an ongoing audit by the IRS. In October the New York Times released records from Trump's tax returns in 1995, which show that he may have avoided paying taxes for up to 18 years after reporting a $916 million loss.  Of course this isn't the first time Baldwin and Trump exchanged words on Twitter over SNL ; just last month Baldwin called out Trump for a similar tweet where Trump complained about "equal time" even though he already had won the election. ...@realDonaldTrump Equal time?Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That's pretty much it. — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 20, 2016 Meanwhile Alec's brother Stephen decided to how his support for Trump on Twitter on Sunday. Stephen previously stated during the election that his brother's portrayal of Trump isn't funny. Mr President @realDonaldTrump God is with you ! Thanks so much for your willingness to serve our Nation.Blessing 2U & VP @mike_pence — Stephen Baldwin (@StephenBaldwin7) December 4, 2016 BONUS: Did Trump orchestrate the 'Hamilton' debacle to distract us or is life just a distraction?

    Mashable
  • A Gunman Has Been Detained At A DC Pizza Restaurant That Was At The Center Of A Fake Clinton Conspiracy

    On Sunday afternoon, a lone gunman entered the Comet Ping Pong restaurant, a popular pizza and family establishment in Washington D.C., and fired several shots. According to the Washington Post, Police Chief Peter Newsham stated his belief that the incident was not terror related, although the gunman’s motive remains unclear. Newsham was also quick to note that this restaurant was tied to fake news and conspiracy theories, which circulated earlier this year, about the Clinton campaign.

    UPROXX
  • Kim Jong Un’s Wife Makes First Public Appearance In Months

    Ri Sol Ju was last seen in public on March 28 this year and her absence had sparked rumors of pregnancy while some said she may have had a serious falling out with the North Korean leader.

    International Business Times
  • Second Russian jet crashes in failed carrier landing near Syria

    Russia's defence ministry said Monday a Sukhoi jet fell into the sea after a malfunction as it tried to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier following a bombing raid in Syria. It was the second such crash involving Russia's lone carrier in a month, since it arrived in the eastern Mediterranean to bolster Moscow's airpower in Syria. "After carrying out its military assignment in Syrian airspace, a Su-33 fighter rolled beyond the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during landing due to breakage of the arresting cable," said a defence ministry statement quoted by Russian news agencies.

    AFP
  • Sherri Papini Shows Some Signs Of Psychological Trauma

    An investigation into the California mother's mysterious disappearance continues days after she was found "heavily battered."

    International Business Times
  • Afghan's murder-rape arrest reignites Germany refugee debate

    The German government pleaded for calm Monday after the arrest of a teenage Afghan asylum seeker for the alleged rape and murder of a German student triggered fresh criticism of the country's liberal refugee policy. The anti-migrant AfD party blamed the crime on the "uncontrolled" influx of foreigners, while the head of a police union warned of the "dangers that always go along with massive immigration". "Such horrible murders already happened before the first Afghan or Syrian refugee arrived here," Gabriel told the Bild newspaper.

    AFP
  • Fatal warehouse fire in Oakland (50 photos)

    A rising death toll is an “unfortunate reality” after authorities recovered 33 bodies — some of them teens possibly younger than 17 — from a fire-ravaged warehouse in Oakland, California, that housed artist studios and was hosting a dance party when the deadly blaze broke out. The ongoing search could turn up additional bodies, Oakland Fire Department Chief Teresa Deloach Reed told " Good Morning America " today. "Absolutely, the unfortunate reality of this somber Monday morning is that we're anticipating additional bodies being recovered within the structure,” Reed said. “We're at approximately 70 percent of coverage in terms of the area that we're able to search, and the 30 percent that's left is 12 to 15 feet high with debris." The Oakland Fire Department first responded to reports of a structure fire at the warehouse known as the “Ghost Ship” around 11:32 p.m. Friday night. Reed told reporters the facility appeared to function as a residential building that hosted a makeshift artists’ studio, as well as parties like the one that took place Friday night. (GMA)   See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

    Yahoo News Photo Staff
  • California Community Celebrates Missing Mom's Return

    Hundreds of residents gathered to take a Christmas card photo for Serri Papini.

    ABC News q
  • NASA photo reveals a startling 300-foot-wide rift in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    The breakup of the massive Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica is getting closer and will eventually produce an iceberg the size of Delaware prowling the Southern Ocean, according to new NASA data.  On Friday, NASA released an astonishing new image taken by researchers flying above the ice shelf on Nov. 10 showing the crack is getting longer, deeper and wider. Scientists think it will eventually cause a large section of the shelf to break off. The scientists associated with a NASA field campaign known as Operation IceBridge measured the Larsen C fracture to be about 70 miles long, more than 300 feet wide and about a third of a mile deep.  SEE ALSO: With a collapsing West Antarctica, sea level rise may be twice as high as we thought "The crack completely cuts through the Ice Shelf but it does not go all the way across it – once it does, it will produce an iceberg roughly the size of the state of Delaware," NASA said in a press release.  View is of a rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf from our airborne survey of polar ice: https://t.co/VgjxopHHLI @NASA_ICE pic.twitter.com/gt5mpHqbxn — NASA (@NASA) December 3, 2016 When this iceberg calving event happens,  likely within the next decade, it will be the largest calving event in Antarctica since 2000, the third biggest such event ever recorded and the largest from this particular ice shelf, scientists say.  Larsen C lies next to a smaller ice shelf that disintegrated in 2002 after developing a crack similar to the one now growing in Larsen C. Map of Antarctica showing the amount of melting of ice shelves from below. Blue shades represent melt rates of greater than 5 meters (16.4 feet) per year. Arrow points to Larsen C Ice Shelf. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UC Irvine/Columbia University Ice shelves breaking off into icebergs don't directly increase sea levels, since their ice is already resting in the ocean like an ice cube in a glass.  However, because they act like doorstops to the land-based ice behind them, when the shelves give way, the glaciers can begin moving into the sea. This adds new water to the ocean and therefore increases sea levels.  The rift is likely to lead to an iceberg breaking off, which will remove about 10% of the ice shelf’s area pic.twitter.com/uu1KKWG0WP — Project MIDAS (@MIDASOnIce) August 18, 2016 In the case of Larsen C, once the rift extends all the way across the shelf and breaks off the section of ice, a larger area of ice that is about the size of Scotland will destabilize and be at greater risk for melting, according to other research. In August, a British research team monitoring the Larsen C Ice Shelf found that the rift had expanded by 14 miles between March and August of 2016. This was the fastest rate of expansion the researchers had observed. Larsen B Ice Shelf before its breakup in 2002. Image: nasa Larsen B Ice Shelf after its breakup in 2002. Image: nasa The Larsen C Ice Shelf is the most northerly of the remaining major Antarctic Peninsula ice shelves. This part of Antarctica has been warming rapidly in recent years due to a combination of increasing air and sea temperatures.  The nearby Larsen B Ice Shelf made worldwide headlines in 2002 when it broke up after a similar process of rift-induced iceberg calving. The Larsen B event was featured in the opening scenes of the sci-fi climate change-related disaster film, The Day After Tomorrow . BONUS: New Zealand's earthquake literally cracked the Earth open

    Mashable
  • Woman delivers epic Twitter takedown after Trump attacks ‘SNL’

    “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live — unwatchable!” Trump tweeted, perhaps proving the sketch’s point. Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. A Missouri woman, Danielle Muscato, delivered an epic, profanity-laced response that went viral.

    Yahoo News
  • Philippines VP vows to take on Duterte after cabinet exit

    Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo resigned from the cabinet on Monday but vowed to lead the opposition and challenge the policies of President Rodrigo Duterte, including his deadly war on drugs and moves to reinstate the death penalty. Robredo, who will remain vice president, had clashed frequently with Duterte and decided to resign from her ministerial role after being instructed via a text message to stay away from his cabinet meetings. Robredo renewed her warning of a plot taking shape to remove her from the number two post and said the instruction from Duterte was tantamount to being sacked.

    Reuters
  • Man Convicted of Murder in Hot Car Death to Be Sentenced

    Jurors convicted Justin Ross Harris last month.

    ABC News q
  • US authorities to re-route controversial North Dakota pipeline

    The US Army Corps of Engineers nixed plans for a controversial oil pipeline crossing in North Dakota, a major victory for Native Americans and environmentalists who had staged months of protests. The pipeline had been set to cross under the Missouri River and man-made Lake Oahe, which are drinking water sources for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. "It's clear that there's more work to do," Jo-Ellen Darcy, the US Army's assistant secretary for civil works, said in a statement.

    AFP
  • Abandoned lunatic asylum (14 photos)

    These creepy snapshots of an eerie abandoned asylum will send a shiver down your spine. The old building, a former lunatic asylum in Columbia, South Carolina, opened in 1821, and was used to house traumatized veterans from the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. But the hospital is now in ruins after it was left to crumble – the insides have been stripped bare, with nothing left but peeling paintwork and gratified walls. These eerie pictures were taken by urban explorer Bullet, who risked life and limb to explore the old hospital. (Caters News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

    Yahoo News Photo Staff
  • Qatar Airways jet makes emergency landing in Azores

    A Qatar Airways jet made an an emergency landing at a Portuguese military base in the Azores islands Sunday after heavy turbulence injured passengers. The Boeing 777, bound from Washington to Doha, was re-routed during a storm to the Azores, a Portuguese territory in the North Atlantic, and landed at the Lajes Air Base. Officials and witnesses said the plane had dropped steeply in altitude, hurling several passengers out of their seats and causing one traveller to suffer heart trouble.

    AFP
  • 'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene revelation sparks outrage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci from 2013 has renewed interest, and outrage, over what happened to actress Maria Schneider on set during the infamous butter rape scene.

    Associated Press
  • See Pics Of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Rebecca Lo Robertson’s Wedding To Fiancé John Reed Loflin

    “Duck Dynasty” Rebecca Lo Robertson just got married to her fiancé John Reed Loflin. See wedding photos here.

    International Business Times
  • Germany warns against backlash over Afghan refugee suspected of murder

    The German government said on Monday nobody should try to make political capital out of a criminal case involving an Afghan refugee suspected of raping and murdering a German university student. The case could bolster support for anti-immigrant groups such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD), which have already gained ground after Germany admitted nearly a million mostly Muslim migrants and refugees last year. Last Friday police detained a 17-year-old Afghan schoolboy who arrived in Germany last year and a test determined that his DNA matched that found near the site where a 19-year-old female student died in the southwestern city of Freiburg on Oct. 15.

    Reuters