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Meghan Markle called Wednesday for the United States to provide paid family leave, confessing in an open letter to congressional leaders to feeling "overwhelmed" by the arrival of her daughter.
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Germany set a new world record in the three-rider women's team sprint final at the track cycling world championships on Wednesday, while the Netherlands added the men's title to their Olympic gold medal.
US authorities unveiled Wednesday long-delayed new rules aimed at clamping down on export to nations like Russia and China of hacking technology amid a sharp uptick in cyberattacks globally.
Former Venezuelan presidential candidate Henrique Capriles on Wednesday called on the opposition to end its "deadly" divisions and unite against the government in next month's regional elections.
"I'm really, really hopeful that, with the beginning of vaccination of children five to 11, it will help curb some of the infections we are seeing in kids," one doctor tells Yahoo Life.
Better-than-expected earnings drove the Dow and S&P 500 higher Wednesday. Strong forecasts from Anthem and Abbott Laboratories lifted healthcare stocks for a second day. The Dow hit an intraday record high, gaining roughly four-tenth percent as did the S&P 500. But tech stocks took a breather, leaving the Nasdaq just below breakeven. Washington Crossing Advisors Senior Portfolio Manager Chad Morganlander said investors for now are brushing off concerns about rising materials prices and labor shortages. “It's our belief that that investors, in particular analysts are penciling in that these cost pressures that you're seeing over the last several quarters will start to subside when you get into, say, the early parts of 2022. So this they believe is that famous word - transitory.” Shares of PayPal fell and Pinterest jumped. Sources said the fintech company is offering $45 billion to buy the online scrapbook, a move that could allow PayPal to capture more e-commerce growth and diversify its income through ad revenue. Facebook’s name could be getting a facelift. The Verge reported that the social networking giant plans to rebrand itself with a new group name. Shares inched higher. After the bell, shares of Tesla declined even though quarterly revenue topped analysts' estimates. The electric car maker navigated through a global chip shortage to post record deliveries, but one analyst estimates that supply chain issues are still a worry.
This avocado toast sculpture is made of 18 karat gold and is worth more than $3 million.
Police bodycam videos have been eye-opening, allowing us to witness the good and the bad of law enforcement. Atlanta police Officer Steven Randerson is working a post-rush-hour morning accident on the shoulder of I-75. "The oncoming vehicle was traveling too fast for the wet conditions and lost control as it approached the area of the accident," the Atlanta Police Department wrote.
CoinDesk Managing Director Emily Parker joins Yahoo Finance to discuss Bitcoin's price surge and what might drive the price moving forward.
McCarthy's mistakes are muted by a 5-1 record. What will Jones have to say if one costs the Cowboys when the stakes are high?
Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify announced Wednesday a partnership with music streaming giant Spotify that will allow in-app sales of artists' merchandise.
At least 119 people were kidnapped by criminal gangs in Haiti during the first half of October, a Haitian NGO said Wednesday, marking a significant surge that has been highlighted by the abduction of 17 North American citizens last weekend.
The singer is getting real about motherhood.
Cowboys-Patriots paced another strong week of ratings for the NFL.
Matthew Nest, State Street Global Advisors Global Head of Active Fixed Income, and Michael Vogelzang, CAPTRUST CIO, join Yahoo Finance to break down the day of trading.
The premiere of “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s animated sci-fi film, took place at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday night. Directed by Sarah Smith, the family movie follows socially awkward seventh grader Barney Pudowski (Jack Dylan Grazer) who receives robot Ron (Zach Galifianakis) for his birthday. In the […]
Employees at Netflix staged a walkout outside one of the streaming service’s offices in Los Angeles, California, on October 20, in protest of the company’s handling of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, which has been criticized as transphobic.The employees were joined by sympathizers advocating for reforms including investment in trans talent and creators.Protesters also spoke against Chappelle’s special, The Closer.The walkout, originally set to take place at Netflix’s Epic building, was relocated to Vine Street to accommodate more people.This footage filmed by Twitter user @hansenbursic shows a crowd holding signs and flags while chanting “Trans lives matter” and “Black lives matter.”Protesters were seen clashing with supporters of Chappelle who attempted to interrupt the walkout, local media reported. Credit: @hansenbursic via Storyful
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the murder of seventeen people and the attempted murder of 17 others in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida -- the deadliest shooting at a U.S. high school ever. Standing hunched over, he entered one guilty plea at a time – 34 in all – as the judge read the names of his victims and the charges in a Fort Lauderdale courthouse… Cruz then removed his mask and in rambling remarks apologized.CRUZ: "I am very sorry for what I did and I have to live with it every day. And that if I were to get a second chance I will do everything in my power to try to help others ... I have to live with this every day, and it brings me nightmares that I can't live with myself sometimes." Cruz was a 19-year-old expelled student with a history of mental health and behavioral issues at the time of the rampage… when he used an AR-15 rifle - that he legally purchased from a licensed gun dealer-- to terrorize his former classmates and teachers. The Valentine’s Day shooting sparked a massive youth-led movement against gun violence across the U.S. As a prosecutor read an account of the incident – which was described as "cold, calculated and premeditated"- relatives and friends of the victims wiped tears from their eyes. The case now goes to the penalty phase… Gena and Tom Hoyer, who lost their son, Luke, say they want the jury to impose the death penalty. GENA HOYER, MOTHER OF VICTIM LUKE HOYER: “The person that you saw in there today chose to take his life and he does not deserve life in prison. Life in prison is a life and he deserves nothing more than the death penalty." TOM HOYER, FATHER OF VICTIM LUKE HOYER: “I'm just looking for justice here and justice for us is we want him dead. We want him forgotten. I don't ever want to hear this kid's name again you know after all this is over." In Florida, juries determine whether to impose a death sentence or life in prison. Jury selection for the penalty phase in the case is set to begin on January 4th. Separately, families of the victims have reportedly reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward County school district, resolving dozens of lawsuits filed by families against the district for negligence in the wake of the shooting.
In many ways, the unbeaten Stevenson’s performance against Herring will define the early portion of his career.