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President Joe Biden's pick for ambassador to Beijing told lawmakers considering his nomination on Wednesday that Americans should "have confidence in our strength” when dealing with the rise of our top rival, China, a nation he said the U.S. and its allies could manage. Nicholas Burns, a former senior State Department official and diplomat with decades of experience in Washington and overseas, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a time when the Biden administration is trying to swing U.S. focus overseas to managing competition with China. The post of China ambassador stands to be one of the most important for U.S. foreign policy.
Celine Dion has postponed a new Las Vegas residency, saying she's been suffering from "severe and persistent muscle spasms" that have prevented her from rehearsing for the show.
US President Joe Biden's pick to be ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, faced lawmakers Wednesday at a confirmation hearing where he was confronted over his handling of a deadly police shooting while he was mayor of Chicago.
Curious what dads do when they're on paternity leave? Families who've experienced it say the time off is about everything from diaper changes to dad-baby bonding.
Ben Ritz, Progressive Policy Institute Director, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss PPI’s blueprint on the top priorities that should be included in the reconciliation bill and the reception of PPI's report on Capital Hill.
The mystery about which artist would join Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott as headliners at the 2022 Coachella Festival appears to have been solved, now that Swedish House Mafia and the festival have both posted Instagram images or videos breaking the news about the group being booked. In an Instagram emoticon response to […]
Yahoo Finance markets report Ines Ferré takes apart Tesla ahead of its Q3 earnings
The one person who might might be able to expedite Ben Simmons' exit from the Philadelphia 76ers is his erstwhile partner in The Process, Joel Embiid, because everyone else seems fully prepared to let it all burn.
Facebook, under fire from regulators and lawmakers over its business practices, is planning to rebrand itself with a new group name that focuses on the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday."Change the name, but that doesn't mean you could hide from the policy makers in D.C.," said Morganlander.
PayPal Holdings has offered to buy digital pinboard site Pinterest for $45 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday."You can absolutely find fintech and marriages of social media or shopping on the Internet to come," said Morganlander.
Claimed by both Iraq and Kurdistan, the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq was the site of an ISIL massacre of the Yazidi people in 2014 that lead to a devastating situation which human rights organizations call genocide. The town gives its name to the latest film from Spanish director Anna M. Bofarull who also […]
A high school science teacher asked her students to make her laugh for extra credit on a recent assignment, and her class certainly delivered. The post Teacher in hysterics over students’ answers to extra credit question: ‘Very funny group of kids’ appeared first on In The Know.
Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA Head of ETF and Mutual Fund Research, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the new Bitcoin Futures ETF, potential shakeup to three of the largest U.S. sectors, and demand growth in active ETFs.
The most experienced Washington legislator to sit in the Oval Office in many decades, Biden has tried to be solicitous to the warring congressional factions that now have his entire presidency in their hands. But as he and his advisers have taken to pointing out in recent days, the luxury of infinite time is not exactly one that they currently enjoy.
The Labor Department is set to release its jobless claims report Thursday morning.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, which began erupting on September 19, was still spewing lava more than one month after its first eruption.Video shared by Gran Canaria firefighters shows the scene from the neighborhood of La Laguna on Wednesday. In Spanish, firefighters wrote that the situation was “overtaking us,” and that “nothing could prepare you” to face the effects of the eruption.A 4.8-magnitude tremor – the most powerful since the volcano’s first eruption – hit La Palma on Tuesday night, Spain’s Institute of Geosciences (CSIC-UCM) said.Copernicus EMS estimated the lava flow to be more than 811 hectares (approximately 3.1 square miles) in size as of October 19.The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) reported a new eruption at 7:45 pm local time on Wednesday. Credit: Bomberos Gran Canaria via Storyful
Williams has been treated like a professional athlete since he was 14. Now, with huge NIL deals possible and various pro and college basketball options, he's setting the course for those who follow.
DC FanDome Gets 66 Million Views Worldwide Warner Bros. Entertainment announced that viewership for DC FanDome 2021, the virtual fan event, greatly exceeded last year’s, accruing 66 million views worldwide to date. On Oct. 16, the day of the event, DC FanDome was a trending topic in the number one position on Twitter for eight […]
Children who contract a mild case of COVID-19 may not develop antibodies to the virus afterward, a study from Australia suggests. Researchers compared 57 children and 51 adults with mild COVID-19 or asymptomatic infections. Only 37% of children appeared to develop antibodies, compared to 76% of adults – even though viral loads were similar in the two groups, researchers found.
The FBI and other authorities were on the scene in Myakkahatchee Creek Park in Florida after officials found several “items of interest” relating to Brian Laundrie, missing person of interest in the death of Gabby Petito.Video shared to Twitter by Rudy Triana shows people standing near the park’s entrance, waiting for information or breaking news on Wednesday. Authorities entered the park with Chris and Roberta Laundrie, Brian’s parents, after finding what the FBI called “items of interest” in the reserve.The FBI said an evidence response team was called in, as was a medical examiner, according to local reports.Brian Laundrie was last seen on September 13. Petito’s body was discovered in Wyoming on September 21 and her death declared a homicide. Laundrie is the only person of interest in the case. Credit: Rudy Triana via Storyful