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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:07

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctionsThe result marked a rare break from President Donald Trump. Eleven of Trump's fellow Republicans joined Democrats to vote 57-42 in favor of a motion to proceed to the resolution of disapproval. To take effect and block the plan to lift the sanctions, it must pass the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority, as well as the House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats.


Kirsten Gillibrand joins growing Democratic presidential field with 'Late Show' announcement

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:02

Kirsten Gillibrand joins growing Democratic presidential field with 'Late Show' announcementThe New York senator becomes the third woman to enter the 2020 presidential race.


Another caravan of Central American migrants departs Honduras bound for the US border

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:49

Another caravan of Central American migrants departs Honduras bound for the US borderIt is unclear who will feed, clothe and transport the caravan that is expected to grow on its journey north; Steve Harrigan reports from Entrada, Honduras.


Walmart-CVS Caremark split: Filling your prescriptions is going to get harder

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:49

 Filling your prescriptions is going to get harderThe breakup with Walmart affects people with CVS Caremark drug benefits through their employers and Medicaid enrollees, CVS said Tuesday.


Ford protects crown jewels in its careful alliance with Volkswagen

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:48

Ford protects crown jewels in its careful alliance with VolkswagenFord and VW crafted a focused deal to work together on midsize pickups and commercial vans. Both companies could benefit.


New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:43

New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential RaceGillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which is why I believe health care should be a right and not a privilege,” Gillibrand said, listing her reasons for running.


Democrats boycott shutdown meeting at the White House, say they will not meet until government is reopened

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:42

Democrats boycott shutdown meeting at the White House, say they will not meet until government is reopenedOhio Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who attended the meeting, reacts to the democrats actions on 'Your World.'


Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarks

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:35

Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarksSteve King defiantly rejected what he described as an "unprecedented assault” on his freedom of speech while simultaneously supporting a resolution in Congress condemning his own racist remarks. The Iowa Republican — whose has a history of controversial rhetoric — sparked a backlash after an interview with the New York Times was published last week in which the congressman appeared to lament why language like white nationalist and white supremacist had "become offensive". Mr King took to the House floor to seemingly clarify his controversial statements before the vote.


GOP's Cheney suggests Steve King 'find another line of work'

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:30

GOP's Cheney suggests Steve King 'find another line of work'WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are dialing up the pressure on Rep. Steve King, with one GOP leader suggesting Tuesday that the nine-term Iowan leave Congress after the latest in a string of what she called his "racist" comments.


Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert revises his bid to save the company, report says

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:20

Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert revises his bid to save the company, report saysAmid an auction of its assets, Sears chairman Eddie Lampert has tweaked his bid for the beleaguered retailer according to Bloomberg


Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:05

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctionsThe vote marked a rare break from President Donald Trump. Eleven of Trump's fellow Republicans joined Democrats to vote 57-42 in favor of a motion to proceed to the resolution of disapproval. Republicans hold a slim 53-47 seat majority in the 100-member Senate.


Will May Survive Her Brexit Defeat?

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:48

Will May Survive Her Brexit Defeat?The only meaningful unity that the United Kingdom has seen in the past two years has been opposition to the Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the European Union. The defeat, as predicted, has prompted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to propose a vote, expected to be held on Wednesday, of no confidence in the government. When future historians consider Brexit, they will surely marvel at May’s obstinate capacity for survival in the face of unending political humiliation.


Say it ain't snow: 2 winter storms, then an Arctic blast from the 'fractured' polar vortex

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:40

 2 winter storms, then an Arctic blast from the 'fractured' polar vortexAny hopes we had for a mild end to January appear over. A pair of winter storms will dump snow and ice across the central and eastern U.S. over the next several days.


'El Chapo' paid former Mexican president $100 million bribe: trial witness

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:40

 trial witnessAlex Cifuentes, who has described himself as Guzman's onetime right-hand man, discussed the alleged bribe under cross-examination by one of Guzman's lawyers in Brooklyn federal court. Asked if he told authorities in 2016 that Guzman arranged the bribe, he answered, "That's right." Cifuentes testified that he had told U.S. prosecutors Pena Nieto reached out to Guzman first, asking for $250 million. Cifuentes told the prosecutors that the bribe was paid in October 2012, when Pena Nieto was president-elect, he testified.


May Loses Brexit Vote in Landslide, Faces Confidence Vote

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:34

May Loses Brexit Vote in Landslide, Faces Confidence VotePrime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by Parliament in a humiliating defeat, her plan for leaving the European Union all but dead. The House of Commons voted 432- 202 against the divorce she painstakingly brokered with the EU over 18 months. The largest parliamentary loss in over a century not only prompted the main opposition Labour Party to make its move to try force an election, it also hardened the EU’s position.


Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:12

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a WallRepresentatives Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Andy Harris of Maryland, both members of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced the Border Bonds for America Act of 2019 -- a law that would allow Americans to buy such securities from the U.S. The money would be put in a trust fund and used just to build a wall along the nearly 2,000 mile (3,200 kilometer) border. The tactic echoes the Liberty Bond program, which appealed to Americans’ sense of patriotism to raise funds during World War I.


McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:08

McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac'sMcDonald's Corp has lost its rights to the trademark 'Big Mac' in a European Union case ruling in favour of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac's.


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