DeVos hints at sweeping changes in education

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Betsy DeVos during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Jan. 17. (Yuri Gripas/AP)Cabinet nominee Betsy DeVos indicates she is open to radically re-framing the government's role in education.



George H.W. Bush in ICU, Barbara in hospital

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush in 2008. (AP)The former president, 92, has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.



What financial markets want to hear from Trump

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Here's what financial markets need to hear from Trump on FridayThe president-elect's inaugural address will be closely tracked by markets that have pinned hopes on his agenda.



Obama defends Chelsea Manning commutation

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

President Obama (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)The president spoke about his controversial decision to commute the sentence of the WikiLeaks source.



Americans want Trump to cool it on Twitter

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Americans want Trump to cut back on Twitter, poll findsAbout 69 percent of U.S. adults believe the president-elect's Twitter-happy fingers could cause major unintended consequences.



Global heat sets record for 3rd straight year

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

The global average temperature last year was 1.69 Fahrenheit (0.94 Celsius) above the 20th century averageEarth sweltered under the hottest temps in modern times for a third year in a row, raising concerns about the pace of climate change.



EPA nom wants 'more debate' on climate change

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency insisted that his "personal opinion" was "immaterial" to his job.



Trump nominee pressed on Obamacare repeal

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Tom Price (AP)Rep. Tom Price, Trump's pick for health secretary, was not specific about what the Republicans' replace plan would entail.



Climate disasters: More common, costlier

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

US climate disasters are becoming more common — and most costlyThe top 15 weather events in the U.S. last year, led by Hurricane Matthew, caused 138 deaths and $46 billion in direct costs.



Haley hopes to 'educate' Trump on foreign policy

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Nikki Haley says Trump advisers will ‘educate’ him on foreign policyThe South Carolina governor differs sharply with the president-elect on a range of issues, including the importance of the United Nations.



Obama: Vote restrictions go back to Jim Crow

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Obama points to Jim Crow roots of restrictions to voting rightsPresident Obama offered a reminder of the racist history behind some U.S. voting restrictions.



Obama at final press conference: ‘We’re going to be OK’

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

President Obama's final press conference. (Reuters)In his final press conference, the outgoing president defends the press corps that President-elect Donald Trump likes to bash.



Here's how Trump will tackle Mexico and China

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Ross Mexico ChinaWilbur Ross is the president-elect's point man on trade, and he gave some important clues during his confirmation hearing.



Trump finalizes Cabinet with agriculture pick

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is Donald Trump's choice for secretary of agriculture. (AP)Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue served on Donald Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his campaign.



Nikki Haley supports Jerusalem embassy move

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

UN Ambassador-designate, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, accompanied by her husband Michael, left, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Donald Trump's choice to be the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. backs a decision sure to be controversial.



Trump's Mexico strategy could be 'dagger at Ohio'

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Will Trump's Mexico strategy backfire? (AP)The president-elect's threats to firms manufacturing in Mexico could eventually cost thousands of American jobs.



Does the size of the inaugural crowd matter?

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

President Obama waves to the crowd after he is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (AP)Approximately 1.8 million people flocked to Washington for President Obama's first inauguration in 2009.



Ex-President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Former President George H.W. Bush (Reuters)The former president, 92, "has responded very well to treatments" after experiencing breathing problems, a spokesman says.



A chat with 'the angry Trump voter next door'

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Trump supporter Chris Fresiello at his home in November 2016. (David Scott Holloway for Yahoo News)Yahoo's Lisa Belkin continues her discussion with neighbor Chris Fresiello about Donald Trump and the election.



What's really behind Trump's Twitter madness?

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

What's really behind Trump's Twitter madness? (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: AP, Getty Images)Some view the president-elect's Twitter tirades as purely instinctive, while others see them as the work of a master manipulator.



Trump's health pick: No Medicare overhaul

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Pointed questions await Trump's health secretary pick. (Reuters)Rep. Tom Price is grilled by senators about his health care investments and Obamacare repeal.



Evangelical voters still believe in Trump

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Trump’s faith voters keep the faith, for now. (Yahoo News)According to national exit polls, 80 percent of self-described evangelicals voted for Trump.



Russia extends residency permit for 3 more years

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

Russia says Snowden can stay until 2020. (AP)The NSA whistleblower's residence permit has been extended for three more years, according to a spokesperson.



Expect fireworks for Trump's Treasury nominee

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

The shakiest Cabinet pick on Trump’s economic teamSteve Mnuchin's role as a bank owner who foreclosed on thousands of customers’ homes despite a federal bailout will face intense scrutiny.



Struggling Trump supporters ponder the future

Jan 18 2017 - 9:07pm

‘I’m more hopeful than I’ve been for awhile’Most folks in the former steel town of Mingo Junction, Ohio, are registered Democrats but many voted Republican.