A bipartisan group of 66 senators is threatening Turkey with "measures" after an American pastor was put on trial accused of terrorism links and espionage. North Carolina native Andrew Brunson, 50, has been jailed since October 2016. If found guilty, he faces up to 35 years in prison. Brunson ran a Protestant church in southwestern Turkey and has lived in the country for more than two decades. read more
Before the group imploded amid a domestic violence case last month, the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Worker Party was bickering with former allies, and besieged by anti-fascist protesters, leaked chat logs reveal. The logs, obtained by the nonprofit media collective Unicorn Riot and published in full online, reveal more than a year of the hate group's communications on the chat platform Discord. Despite rising to prominence during Donald Trump's campaign, the Traditionalist Worker Party appeared to grow increasingly paranoid of protesters and fellow white supremacists alike. By March, days before the group's highly public downfall, its adherents were boasting of building bombs, ostensibly to protect themselves from anti-fascists.
In this third episode of "Unfiltered," a new weekly Yahoo News interview series documenting the real, unflinching and unapologetic voices of America, we learn what it's like for trauma surgeons to treat victims of assault rifle mass shootings ... The high-speed bullets they project turn sideways upon impact, causing drastic bone and tissue damage very similar to what is seen in military combat zones. "If it hits a person in their abdomen," Dr. Liao continues, "it could take out all of their intestines, the blood vessels in your kidney, and bones. And those people who survive these types of injuries have areas of tissue missing that we can't replace." read more
The Trump administration will ease Obama-era fuel economy standards for the nation's automakers, but embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt declined to say what the new standards will be or when the EPA would announce them. "The Obama Administration's determination was wrong," Pruitt said in a statement. "Obama's EPA cut the Midterm Evaluation process short with politically charged expediency, made assumptions about the standards that didn't comport with reality, and set the standards too high."
Right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter, whose 2016 campaign book In Trump We Trust touted the many virtues of the Republican nominee, is having second, third, and possibly even fourth thoughts about Donald J. Trump. "I knew he was a shallow, lazy ignoramus, and I didn't care," Coulter admitted to an audience largely composed of College Republicans and a few hecklers at Columbia University on Tuesday night. read more