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Vice President Pence downplays concerns over disruptions to health care

Vice President Pence downplays concerns over disruptions to health careVice President Mike Pence dismissed concerns Thursday about the pace of Republican plans to repeal and replace the health care law passed by Democrats under President Barack Obama, promising an “orderly transition” to a new system. It was the only comment by Pence in a 20-minute speech that went beyond boilerplate rhetoric and touched on challenges facing the new administration.


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Kellyanne Conway touts ‘conservative feminism’ at CPAC

Kellyanne Conway touts ‘conservative feminism’ at CPACAddressing the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway promoted herself as a model for an alternative to modern, progressive feminism. “I look at myself as a product of my choices, not as a victim of my circumstances, and that’s what conservative feminism is all about,” Conway said.


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Tesla Reports Loss for Q4, Looks to 2017 For Growth

Tesla Reports Loss for Q4, Looks to 2017 For GrowthA merger with Solar City, expansion into the energy storage market, and roll out of Model 3 and solar roof makes for a busy 2017.


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Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain ties

Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain tiesMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations, although he added that Beijing has pledged not to undertake any construction in the strategically located area of the South China Sea.


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Le Pen top aide put under formal investigation

Le Pen top aide put under formal investigationThe chief of staff of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was put under formal investigation on Wednesday after a day of questioning over the alleged misuse of EU funds to pay parliamentary assistants, a judicial source said. Catherine Griset was taken into custody for questioning along with Le Pen's bodyguard Thierry Legier, who was later released without being put under investigation, according to the source. In reaction to the news, Le Pen said that she formally denied any wrongdoing in a case that she said was being used to undermine her campaign.


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Hard landing as plane skids on Dutch runway in raging winds

Hard landing as plane skids on Dutch runway in raging windsA passenger plane skidded along a runway at Amsterdam's busy airport Thursday as its landing gear collapsed on hitting the ground during heavy winds, but no passengers were injured, officials told AFP. Video images of the Flybe plane carrying 59 passengers and crew from Edinburgh showed the plane struggling to stay on course as it came in to land at Schiphol airport, with The Netherlands buffeted by a strong winter storm. Airport officials said they were still investigating the cause of the incident.


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Florida Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter

Florida Police Officer Charged With ManslaughterThe officer had shot and killed a 73-year-old woman during a public demonstration in August.


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Tillerson and Kelly’s Visit to Mexico Went About as Well as You’d Expect

Tillerson and Kelly’s Visit to Mexico Went About as Well as You’d ExpectTrump calls it a “tough trip.”


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The Maha Shivaratri Hindu festival

The Maha Shivaratri Hindu festivalMaha Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is a festival celebrated annually in honor of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr


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Wonder-ful news: 13-year-old girl wins Supreme Court decision over service dog

Wonder-ful news: 13-year-old girl wins Supreme Court decision over service dogYou may have seen photos of a young girl and her goldendoodle Wonder on the steps of the Supreme Court on social media, so who is she and why is she smiling? On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Fry, which may allow her to sue her local school board for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her service dog. “The school district had decided that Wonder wasn’t necessary,” Stacy Fry, Ehlena’s mother, told Yahoo News.


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