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Ireland readies 'mega' no-deal Brexit legislation package

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:43

Ireland readies 'mega' no-deal Brexit legislation packageIreland's cabinet on Tuesday began to build upon the no-deal contingency plans it issued last month by seeking to reassure business of the availability of additional transport capacity and patients of the security of medicine supplies. Its preparations will be underpinned by one single emergency Brexit bill incorporating 17 new laws that Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney will, if required, begin moving through parliament in the final week of February. "We don't want to have to do this of course, nobody wants a no-deal Brexit and everybody will work toward avoiding that but we also have to ensure that Ireland has done everything it can to protect itself and its citizens," Coveney told a news conference.


Kenya Hunts Gunmen in Fatal Hotel Attack Claimed by Al-Qaeda

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:34

Kenya Hunts Gunmen in Fatal Hotel Attack Claimed by Al-QaedaThe attack on 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi began with an explosion targeting three vehicles in the parking lot and then a suicide-bombing in the foyer of a Dusit Hotels & Resorts Co. outlet, police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet said Tuesday in a televised briefing. Al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda based in neighboring Somalia, said it killed 47 people in the attack, according to Radio Andalus, a broadcaster that supports its insurgency. The group didn’t say how it obtained the figure, but if its involvement was confirmed it would be the Islamists’ first significant assault in Kenya since a raid on a university campus in Garissa county in April 2015 that killed at least 147 people.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:25

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaignThe New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.


Trump Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Blocked by Court

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:50

Trump Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Blocked by CourtThe ruling comes after a two-week trial in Manhattan that the government sought more than a dozen times to derail. The Supreme Court may have the last word, though the court will have to move quickly to let the Census Bureau meet its June deadline to start printing the questionnaire. Critics of the question -- “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” -- said it was an attempt by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to promote a Trump administration effort to undercount Hispanics and other minorities.


FBI debated whether Trump was ‘following directions’ of Russia, transcripts reveal

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:35

FBI debated whether Trump was ‘following directions’ of Russia, transcripts revealTop FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump was “acting at the behest of” Russia and “somehow following directions,” according to newly disclosed transcripts of congressional hearings. James Baker, the FBI’s general counsel in the aftermath of James Comey’s firing as FBI director, told lawmakers senior bureau officials discussed the possibility the US president was working for the Kremlin, according to transcripts obtained by CNN. The other extreme is that the president is completely innocent, and we discussed that too,” Mr Baker told investigators at a closed-door hearing in 2018.


House Democrats Reject White House Invitation to Shutdown Talks

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:28

House Democrats Reject White House Invitation to Shutdown TalksHouse Democrats on Tuesday rejected an invitation from the White House to continue negotiations to end the government shutdown. Several moderate House Democrats, who were invited along with nine House Republicans to a luncheon with the president Tuesday, but none accepted the invitation, the White House said. “Today, the president offered both Democrats and Republicans the chance to meet for lunch at the White House.


The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of Canadian

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:24

 Canada asks China to spare life of CanadianBEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-Canada tensions (all times local):


Timeline of key events leading up to Brexit vote

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:05

Timeline of key events leading up to Brexit voteLONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union:


Jayme Closs 911 call released: 'Yes. It is her. I 100 percent think it is her'

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:55

 'Yes. It is her. I 100 percent think it is her'Jayme Closs, 13, was held captive in a remote cabin in Wisconsin for months after Jake Patterson allegedly murdered her parents and kidnapped her.


A Judge Blocked the Census From Asking About Citizenship. Here's Why It Matters

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:53

A Judge Blocked the Census From Asking About Citizenship. Here's Why It MattersA federal judge in New York has blocked the Trump Administration from adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census.


Parliament Rejects May’s Brexit Deal

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:51

Parliament Rejects May’s Brexit DealThe Brexit deal painstakingly negotiated by British prime minister Theresa May over the past two years was rejected overwhelmingly by Parliament on Tuesday. The deal, which fell in a 432–202 vote in the House of Commons, represented the only established path forward to prevent a so-called “no-deal” British exit from the European Union, which is set to take place in March and would likely result in massive political and economic upheaval. In response to the historic defeat, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a vote of no confidence, which, if passed, would oust May and give Corbyn a chance to form a new government.


Parliament strikes down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 230 votes

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:49

Parliament strikes down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 230 votesBritish lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday.


Who's behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record?

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:43

Who's behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record?By now, you've heard about the egg, which surpassed a photo of Kylie Jenner's daughter, Stormi, on Sunday as the most-liked post on Instagram.  But who did the egg? Whose dumb but ultimately successful idea was this? > View this post on Instagram > > A post shared by EGG GANG (@world_record_egg) on Jan 4, 2019 at 9:05am PST Here's what we know so far: ## 1\. The egg account holder goes by "Henrietta." Henrietta is, according to a report from BuzzFeed News, a "chicken from the British countryside." ## 2\. The account holder, however, claims to live in London. "I'm an individual living in London," the account holder told The Independent earlier this week. They also revealed that they only have 400 followers on their personal Instagram account. ## 3\. The egg's name is Eugene, allegedly. In some interviews, the account holder goes by the name Eugene, bypassing the whole "Henrietta" schtick entirely. ## 4\. The person who did the egg was participating in dry January at the time. Nothing breeds creativity like suddenly not drinking. ## 5\. Fans of the egg are called the "Egg Gang." Sure. ## 6\. The egg account follows 928 accounts and two hashtags. The hashtags are #WSHH -- WorldStarHipHop -- and #FatBoySSE, who is a rapper from New Jersey. > View this post on Instagram > > A post shared by Supreme Patty (@supremepatty) on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:20pm PST ## 7\. Supreme Patty is a suspect. So far, the only public figure to have implied responsibility for the egg is Supreme Patty, an Instagram star who smokes hot sauce and is known for squeezing lemon juice into his own eyes. While Patty didn't claim he did the egg outright, one of his friends did say so in a TMZ interview. (This is, of course, to be taken with a lemon-sized grain of salt.) For what it's worth, we do not think Supreme Patty did the egg. It's more likely that he's just capitalizing on the big meme of the moment. He did get an egg tattoo, though, so kudos on committing to the bit. And the egg does follow him on Instagram. We've reached out to Supreme Patty and will update this post if we hear back. ## 8\. Okay, the egg account says it's not Supreme Patty. In an Instagram story posted on Tuesday, @world_record_egg claimed the TMZ story was bogus. "We're still anonymous. Fake news," they wrote. Image: Instagram So we guess it's not Supreme Patty. Stay tuned for more egg updates. This story is developing ... UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2019, 1:34 p.m. ET This story was updated to include information regarding the egg's Instagram Story as well as the hashtags it follows. ## WATCH: A teenager crashed their car doing the "Bird Box" challenge


Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac all want in on electric cars

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:36

Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac all want in on electric carsCadillac is General Motors' vanguard brand to develop and build electric vehicles, but Buick and Chevrolet have plans for EVs too.


Hundreds of FDA staff return to work amid shutdown: Commissioner

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:26

 CommissionerAbout 400 U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers have returned to their posts from furlough, including some food inspectors and support professionals, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a tweet on Tuesday. Gottlieb's comments come as the longest U.S. government shutdown, triggered by President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion from Congress to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, reached its 25th day. The FDA employees returning to work, mostly without pay, include about 100 staff focused on inspections of high-risk medical device manufacturing facilities, about 70 focused on inspections of high-risk drug manufacturing facilities and about 90 focused on inspections of high-risk biological manufacturing facilities, Gottlieb said https://twitter.com/SGottliebFDA/status/1085220506792534017.


Barr draws a line for Trump: ‘I will not be bullied’

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:13

 ‘I will not be bullied’President Trump's nominee for attorney general promises that he will abide by his sense of what is right and will not be susceptible to pressure from the president or from whatever quarter.


No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:50

No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This KidThis kid had the most relatable reaction ever


JetBlue wants to fly you to Puerto Rico and take you to 'Hamilton' for free -- Here's how

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:47

JetBlue wants to fly you to Puerto Rico and take you to 'Hamilton' for free -- Here's howJetBlue, the largest operating airline in Puerto Rico, is doing more than just encouraging travelers to visit the island.


Delta CEO: Government shutdown tab $25 million and counting

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:28

 Government shutdown tab $25 million and countingDelta CEO Ed Bastian said revenue has fallen due to fewer government employees and contractors traveling.


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