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SoCal storms continue Wednesday with threat of flooding, mudslides

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:56

SoCal storms continue Wednesday with threat of flooding, mudslidesThe rain is continuing to fall across Southern California Wednesday, with flooding and mudslides possible in vulnerable burn areas.


Terrified civilians hide, send farewells, during Nairobi siege

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:40

Terrified civilians hide, send farewells, during Nairobi siegeWhen an explosion and gunfire rang out at an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, people hid under desks, cowered in bathrooms or hunkered down in their cars, some of them all through the 20-hour siege. Here are some of the stories from survivors of the attack claimed by the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab on an upmarket hotel complex in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital. "Please tell my family I love them," 38-year-old Ronald Ng'eno wrote on Twitter in what he believed was his final goodbye.


Tax Hacks 2019: Deductions You Probably Missed

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:31

 Deductions You Probably MissedThere might be some money hiding in your tax return from missed deductions.


Pro-EU UK Conservative lawmaker puts forward legislation for second Brexit referendum

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:22

Pro-EU UK Conservative lawmaker puts forward legislation for second Brexit referendumLONDON (Reuters) - A member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party on Wednesday submitted legislation making provisions for a second referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union. The bill submitted by Dominic Grieve, who has previously called for a second referendum, is unlikely to make much progress through the legislative process as it depends on government support, and May is opposed to another public vote. The symbolic presentation of the bill was conducted without debate. ...


Trump-Putin meeting secrecy presents 'very damning picture'

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:18

Trump-Putin meeting secrecy presents 'very damning picture'President Donald Trump took his interpreter’s notes afterwards and ordered him not to disclose what he heard to anyone. Later that night, at a dinner, Mr Trump pulled up a seat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin to talk without any American witnesses at all. Most recently, they chatted in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after Mr Trump said they would not meet because of Russian aggression.


What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:05

What to Know About the 2020 Toyota SupraIt's the return of the almighty Supra, but this Japanese car has a German flair.


UK's Labour calls on May to try a Brexit compromise to get deal passed

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:13

UK's Labour calls on May to try a Brexit compromise to get deal passedMay's Brexit deal suffered a crushing defeat in parliament on Tuesday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU, a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave or a compromise deal of some sort. The Labour Party's finance policy chief, John McDonnell, said Labour would support May if she agreed to stay in a permanent customs union with the EU, a close relationship with its single market and greater protections for workers and consumers. "We will support a deal that brings the country back together, protects jobs and supports the economy," McDonnell said.


Russia's Lavrov: We're not rubbing our hands with glee over Brexit

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:51

 We're not rubbing our hands with glee over BrexitRussia's foreign minister said his country's aim was to have a strong and united European Union, whether or not Brexit happens. Rough cut (no reporter narration)


Turkey-backed rebels await 'zero hour' to attack Syria's Manbij

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:50

Turkey-backed rebels await 'zero hour' to attack Syria's ManbijThe decision will depend on Turkey, the main backer of Abu Faisal's group, and on how contacts evolve between Washington and Ankara over the United States' plans to withdraw forces from Syria, a move set to reshape a major theater of the war. The YPG fear the U.S. withdrawal will open the way for a threatened Turkish attack into northern Syria, including Manbij, but U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Turkey of "economic devastation" if it goes ahead with the attack.


David Webb speaks out after being accused of 'white privilege' by a CNN legal analyst who didn't know he was black

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:45

David Webb speaks out after being accused of 'white privilege' by a CNN legal analyst who didn't know he was blackSirius XM radio and Fox Nation host David Webb reacts to CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accusing him of 'white privilege' during a debate on his radio show.


'Humiliated': World media react to British PM's Brexit defeat

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:36

 World media react to British PM's Brexit defeatBritain is in "uncharted waters" after Prime Minister Theresa May was "humiliated" by the "crushing defeat" of her Brexit deal in parliament, according to scathing reactions in the British and world press on Wednesday. "May's Brexit deal dead as a dodo", Britain's biggest-selling newspaper The Sun said, with a mock-up picture of the PM as the extinct flightless bird, under the front page headline "Brextinct". The Daily Telegraph's front page read: "A complete humiliation".


Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:30

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic SanctimonyRecognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched a Gillette ad campaign blanket-demonizing men as ogres and bullies. At home and at work, in the boardroom, on the playground, and even while barbecuing in the backyard, Gillette sees nothing but testosterone-driven trouble.


US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:16

US assessment raises concerns over China attacking TaiwanWASHINGTON (AP) — Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon has released a new report that lays out U.S. concerns about China's growing military might, underscoring worries about a possible attack against Taiwan.


Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nation

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:13

Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nationFollowing a pair of snowstorms set to deliver a one-two punch to the midwestern and northeastern United States into this weekend, the coldest air so far this winter season has its sights set on the eastern half of the nation.


A Look at the 2020 BMW 7-series

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:55

A Look at the 2020 BMW 7-series


Russia ready to work with US to 'save' INF arms treaty: Lavrov

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:13

 LavrovRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday Moscow was ready to work with Washington to save a key arms control treaty, calling on Europe to help in the talks. Moscow's top diplomat spoke after fresh talks between US and Russian officials in Geneva to salvage the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF) went nowhere. "We are still ready to work to save the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty," Lavrov told reporters.


Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll Climbs

Yahoo News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:02

Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll ClimbsExplosions and heavy gunfire were heard early on Wednesday morning as security officers engaged the assailants at the Dusit Hotel on the outskirts of the city center, the Nairobi-based Daily Nation newspaper reported.


Brexit bedlam: May's EU divorce deal crushed by 230 votes in parliament

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:51

 May's EU divorce deal crushed by 230 votes in parliamentAfter parliament voted 432-202 against her deal, the worst defeat in modern British history, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promptly called a vote of no confidence in May's government, to be held at 1900 GMT on Wednesday. With the clock ticking down to March 29, the date set in law for Brexit, the United Kingdom is now ensnared in the deepest political crisis in half a century as it grapples with how, or even whether, to exit the European project that it joined in 1973. "... nothing about how - or even if - it intends to honor the decision the British people took in a referendum parliament decided to hold." More than 100 of May's own Conservative lawmakers - both Brexit backers and supporters of EU membership - joined forces to vote down the deal.


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