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Defeat for May Hands Control of Brexit Process to Parliament

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:56

Defeat for May Hands Control of Brexit Process to ParliamentPrime Minister Theresa May lost control over the Brexit process after conceding she doesn’t have the votes to get her unpopular divorce agreement ratified in the U.K. Parliament. The House of Commons voted 329 to 302 late on Monday to strip power away from May over what happens next. The result paves the way for members of Parliament to demand she pursues radical Plan B options, potentially including a second referendum, keeping the U.K. in the European Union’s customs union, or even canceling Brexit.

McConnell Blocks Resolution Urging That Mueller Report Be Made Public

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:55

McConnell Blocks Resolution Urging That Mueller Report Be Made PublicSenator Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a resolution that urged the Justice Department to publicly release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report.The Senate majority leader blocked a request by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for unanimous consent on the nonbinding resolution."Whether or not you're a supporter of President Trump or not, of what you feel, there is no good reason not to make the report public," Schumer told his colleagues in a floor speech. "It's a simple request for transparency. Nothing more, nothing less."McConnell argued that “the special counsel and the Justice Department ought to be allowed to finish their work in a professional manner.”"To date the attorney general has followed through on his commitments to Congress," McConnell said. "One of those commitments is that he intends to release as much information as possible."Mueller submitted his final report to Attorney General William Barr on Sunday, ending the two-year probe into the Trump campaign's connections to Russia. The investigation "did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election," according to the summary of the report Barr provided Congress.Democrats, including most of the high-profile Democratic presidential candidates, have called on Barr to release the entire report to Congress and the public. Barr has said he will confer with Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to determine which parts of the report can be released legally.Earlier this month, Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, a frequent Republican defender of Trump, blocked Schumer's first request to pass the resolution, shortly after the measure passed the House 420 to 0.

MAX effort: Boeing tests changes to grounded planes to get them back in the air

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:48

 Boeing tests changes to grounded planes to get them back in the airPilots from five airlines tested upgrades to the 737 MAX's flight-control system over the weekend at Boeing’s facility outside Seattle.

Israel Launches Strikes Across Gaza After Day of Rocket Fire

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:35

Israel Launches Strikes Across Gaza After Day of Rocket FireIsrael moved troops closer to its southern border and declared closed military zones near Gaza. In Gaza, hospitals across the territory were put on an emergency footing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Washington for a speech and meetings with President Donald Trump, called the initial strike, which injured seven people in a village 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Gaza, a “criminal attack on the state of Israel” and vowed to “respond forcefully.” Netanyahu initially was expected to cut his visit to Washington short, though it wasn’t clear later if he would follow through on that.

CPS school provides students with free prom dresses

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:23

CPS school provides students with free prom dressesDisney II Magnet School is home to the Wish Upon A Star Boutique, a "store" with hundreds of donated dresses and suits students can have for free.

Apple to launch a new credit card with Goldman. Are the perks worth it?

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:50

Apple to launch a new credit card with Goldman. Are the perks worth it?Apple Inc said on Monday it will launch a credit card with Goldman Sachs Group Inc this summer that can be used to earn cash back on the purchase of Apple products, but analysts suggest its rewards do not stand out among rivals. The Apple Card will sync with iPhone's users' Apple Wallet and work through its payment system Apple Pay, said Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay. Cardholders will earn 2 percent cash back on all purchases made using their phones or 3 percent cash back on Apple products.

Fewer first-time home buyers likely to qualify for mortgages under tougher FHA standards

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:48

Fewer first-time home buyers likely to qualify for mortgages under tougher FHA standardsFewer first-time and lower-income homebuyers are likely to get mortgages under tougher standards adopted by the Federal Housing Administration

Malian leader vows security as massacre toll hits 160

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:46

Malian leader vows security as massacre toll hits 160Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vowed Monday to beef up security as he visited a village where more some 160 people were killed by suspected militiamen from a rival ethnic group. "We need security here -- this is your mission," Keita said, giving a public order to military chief General Aboulaye Coulibaly, who was abruptly appointed on Sunday after the massacre. The deadly raid took place on Saturday in the village of Ogassogou, home to the Fulani herding community, near the town of Mopti in central Mali.

No, that iOS 12.2 update did not just give 5G to your AT&T iPhone

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:36

No, that iOS 12.2 update did not just give 5G to your AT&T iPhoneSorry, AT&T iPhone users. Just because you downloaded iOS 12.2 doesn't mean that your current iPhone magically became a 5G phone.

US, Russia lock horns over Venezuela, raising the stakes

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:00

US, Russia lock horns over Venezuela, raising the stakesThe tense conversation came after Russia sent two planes reportedly carrying around 100 soldiers and 35 tons of military equipment to Venezuela's main airport outside Caracas on Saturday. One independent Venezuelan journalist, Javier Mayorca, reported that the deployment also included General Vasily Tonkoshkurov, a top official who heads the Mobilization Directorate of Russia's armed forces.

Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:54

Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trialThe Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision was a win for the state's attorney general, whose case is set to be the first to face trial of roughly 2,000 lawsuits nationally seeking to hold opioid manufacturers responsible for contributing to the epidemic. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter's 2017 lawsuit accuses Purdue, Johnson & Johnson & Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd of engaging in deceptive marketing that downplayed the risks of addiction associated with opioid pain drugs while overstating their benefits. The trial delay bid came as Purdue, owned by members of the wealthy Sackler family, was exploring filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to address potential liabilities stemming from the lawsuits, people familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

President Trump says Mueller acted honorably but a lot of people did 'treasonous things' against our country

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:53

President Trump says Mueller acted honorably but a lot of people did 'treasonous things' against our countryPresident Trump and White House officials react to Attorney General Will Barr's summary of the Mueller report findings; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.

70+ Delicious Ways To Cook An Egg

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:52

70+ Delicious Ways To Cook An Egg

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was carrying an iPhone when she was arrested last year

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:42

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was carrying an iPhone when she was arrested last yearThe tech industry certainly has its share of scandals, but the drama surrounding Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou certainly takes things to the next level. This past December, Wanzhou was arrested in Canada (at the behest of the United States) on charges of wire fraud and improper business dealings with Iran. Wanzhou may ultimately be extradited to the U.S. as China, not surprisingly, has vehemently denied the allegations on Wanzhou's behalf. As Huawei executives would have you believe, the charges are simply a means to hinder the company's growth.The legal case involving Wanzhou is still playing out, but recently released court documents include a surprising revelation regarding the gear Wanzhou had in her possession when she was arrested. Originally made public by the Twitter account theBreakerNews, it turns out that Wanzhou had a penchant for Apple products.Upon her arrest, Wanzhou had a MacBook Air, an iPad Pro, and an iPhone 7 Plus in her possession. She was also carrying a Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design which was likely her primary device. Still, it has to be somewhat embarrassing for an executive of a company looking to dethrone Apple to be apprehended with a slew of Apple products.No you might be naturally thinking: "So she had a few Apple products on her, what's the big deal?" Well, if we go back just a few months, you may recall that two Huawei employees who were manning the company's Twitter account were demoted after they sent out a celebratory New Years tweet from an iPhone. The tweet was promptly deleted once word began to spread, but the higher-ups at Huawei were quite displeased and also cut the salary of the employees in question.Further, an internal Huawei memo obtained by Reuters at the time revealed that Huawei executives believed "the incident caused damage to the Huawei brand."All that said, Wanzho's penchant for Apple products isn't a good look.

Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:39

Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reachedAfter a day of intense fighting across the border, Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, Palestinian officials said. "An agreement on a ceasefire was reached between Palestinian factions and Israel upon Egyptian mediation," a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Monday's violence began when seven Israelis were wounded near Tel Aviv by a morning rocket attack.

Democrats refuse to retreat on Trump legal issues despite Mueller disappointment

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:31

Democrats refuse to retreat on Trump legal issues despite Mueller disappointmentJerrold Nadler, the House judiciary chairman, said he would summon attorney general William Barr to testify on Capitol Hill Jerrold Nadler, the House judiciary committee chairman, has has announced he will summon the attorney general, William Barr, to testify. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP As Donald Trump declared victory following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Democrats showed no signs of backing down from the numerous legal questions encircling the president and his associates. The completion of the highly anticipated Mueller report, prompted an intense debate in Washington over how to proceed as Democrats said a summary of its findings by the attorney general, William Barr, “raises as many questions as it answers”, even though it probably laid the issue of collusion with Russia firmly to rest. Since taking control of the House of Representatives in January, Democrats have launched an onslaught of investigations into the president, his administration and family business. It thus came as an undeniable blow to Democrats that Mueller’s report did not find that the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to swing the 2016 election, or produce a more definitive conclusion on whether the president himself engaged in any criminal activity. But as Trump and his allies seized on the account to falsely claim “total exoneration”, Democrats signaled the legal and political battle lines were far from settled, especially when it came to Barr’s decision not to pursue the obstruction of justice issue. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House judiciary committee, announced he would summon Barr, who was confirmed as Trump’s attorney general earlier this year, to testify on Capitol Hill as Democrats seek more answers from the conclusion of the nearly two-year federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify before @HouseJudiciary in the near future.— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) March 24, 2019 In a four-page letter to Congress, Barr said Mueller’s report did not find criminal collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow during the 2016 presidential election but was inconclusive on the question of whether the president obstructed justice. “It’s a shame that our country has had to go through this,” a defiant Trump said Sunday. “To be honest, it’s a shame that your president has had to go through this.” Democrats nonetheless demanded the release of the full Mueller report, while suggesting Barr’s summary could not be trusted given his prior criticisms of the special counsel investigation. “The fact that special counsel Mueller’s report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public without any further delay,” the Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. “Given Mr Barr’s public record of bias against the special counsel’s inquiry, he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations about the report.” Democrats took particular issue with the claim by Barr and Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, that Mueller’s evidence was insufficient to prove Trump had obstructed justice. The special counsel examined several actions by Trump in considering obstruction, including his firing of the former FBI director James Comey, public and private attempts to pressure the former attorney general Jeff Sessions, and role in misleading the public about a meeting between his campaign and a Russian lawyer during the campaign. In a joint statement, the Democratic chairmen of the House intelligence, judiciary and oversight committees called for the complete release of Mueller’s report and “all underlying documents”. “It is unacceptable that, after special counsel Mueller spent 22 months meticulously uncovering this evidence, Attorney General Barr made a decision not to charge the president in under 48 hours,” the chairmen said. “The special counsel’s report should be allowed to speak for itself,” they added. Barr has not made clear how much of the report he intends to make public, teeing up a potentially major dispute that may ultimately be settled in the courts. By a tally of 420-0, the House voted overwhelmingly last month in favor of making the Mueller report public. But even as they seek a full accounting of Mueller’s investigation, Democrats have sought to temper expectations of impeachment – a subject that has polarized the American public. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has on multiple occasions thrown cold water on what several Democrats refer to as “the I-word”, leaving it to voters at the 2020 ballot box to determine Trump’s fate. Some strategists said the initial read of the Mueller report may have lifted the burden of impeachment from Democrats’ shoulders, enabling them to focus instead on drawing a policy contrast to Trump as he seeks re-election next year. “I think Democrats need to allow the investigations to continue while focusing on the rest of their legislative agenda,” said Jim Manley, a Democratic strategist who served as an aide to the former Senate majority leader Harry Reid. “It’s pretty clear impeachment is not in the cards, at least not right now.” To impeach Trump, Democrats would need not just a majority in the House but also a two-thirds vote in the Republican-led Senate to convict – an outcome now as unlikely as ever before given the widespread support Trump enjoys from members of his own party. Polling has found Americans largely split on whether Trump should be impeached. There are countless other legal perils looming over Trump’s presidency, however, that remain unresolved and which Democrats are likely to focus on. Among them are hush money payments to women claiming affairs with Trump and attempts by the president and his allies to cover them up. In public testimony on Capitol Hill last month, Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen directly implicated the president in the hush money payments – a violation of US campaign finance law – while also accusing Trump of various other criminal acts. Those allegations are being investigated by prosecutors of the southern district of New York and increasingly a subject of the inquiries launched by House Democrats. “Reading the coverage today one would assume that the release of the Mueller report ended the criminal investigations into Trump his inauguration, his business, and his foundation,” Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama, tweeted. “It didn’t. He still has more criminal exposure than all the other presidents combined.”

Does Amazon even make money when Fire 7 tablets are on sale for $35, like it is right now?

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:19

Does Amazon even make money when Fire 7 tablets are on sale for $35, like it is right now?At just $50, we've often wondered what kind of margin Amazon could possibly make on the Fire 7 Tablet. It's an excellent compact tablet that gives users easy access to all of Amazon's services, so perhaps the company just tries to break even on the hardware. If you're a Prime subscriber though, you can buy a Fire 7 Tablet today for just $34.99. Amazon has to be losing money at that price, right!?Here's some additional info from the product page: * 7" IPS display; 8 or 16 GB of internal storage (up to 256 GB with microSD) * 1.3 GHz quad-core processor * Up to 8 hours of battery life * Alexa enabled * 1 GB of RAM * VGA front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording * Dual-band Wi-Fi * 90-day limited warranty * Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, and games

Duke University to pay $112.5M to US government to settle lawsuit about researcher falsifying data

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:16

Duke University to pay $112.5M to US government to settle lawsuit about researcher falsifying dataDuke University will pay $112.5 million to the federal government to settle a lawsuit that a research technician falsified and fabricated data from 2006-2013 in order to get more research funding.


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