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'It's sick': Biden blasts Trump Jr.'s pedophilia 'joke'During a Yahoo News virtual town hall, the former vice president blasted the suggestion by the president's son that children should feel unsafe around him.

5/19/2020 8:32:44 PM

China says U.S.'s Pompeo 'blackmailing' Hong Kong governmentChina said on Thursday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "blackmailing" the Hong Kong government with the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and that Washington's recent actions amount to blatant interference on China's internal affairs. Pompeo said on Wednesday the recent treatment of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong makes it harder to assess whether the territory remains highly autonomous from China, a requirement for special treatments the city gets under American law.

5/20/2020 11:26:01 PM

Two dams fail in US state of Michigan, thousands evacuatedMore than 10,000 residents were evacuating their homes in Michigan Wednesday after two dams failed following heavy rain and triggered what officials warned will be historic flooding. Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Midland County, site of the breached dams, in the towns of Edenville and Sanford. The National Weather Service warned of life-threatening flash flooding and joined the governor in urging people in the area to seek higher ground immediately.

5/21/2020 1:06:28 AM

Carlos Ghosn: US ex-Green Beret and son arrested over escape from JapanThe former soldier and his son are detained for allegedly helping the ex-Nissan boss flee Japan.

5/20/2020 10:31:35 AM

The US birth rate has fallen to the lowest in 35 years, and experts worry we could face a 'demographic time bomb'The number of babies born in the US in 2019 was the lowest in 35 years, leading again to fears the country could experience a 'demographic time bomb.'

5/20/2020 11:58:00 AM

Christian evangelist Ravi Zacharias dies at 74The noted Christianity apologist was born in India and built an international ministry based out of Atlanta. He died after a brief bout with sarcoma.

5/19/2020 12:49:04 PM

If you refuse to take a crowded flight, can you get a refund?Many travelers have found their flights are so crowded that they don't feel comfortable staying onboard. Here's how airlines are handling this situation.

5/20/2020 3:56:00 PM

Biden rips Trump for not wearing mask: 'I can't walk outside my house' without oneDuring a Yahoo News virtual town hall, the former vice president tore into President Trump’s refusal to wear a protective mask despite the recommendations of health experts and WH protocols for West Wing staffers.

5/19/2020 7:23:40 PM

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