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Correction: Venezuela-Maduro's Challenger story

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:23

 Venezuela-Maduro's Challenger storyCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story Jan. 14 about the head of Venezuela's congress, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the family name of Juan Requesens.


GOP condemnation rises over Rep. Steve King's white supremacy comment; House to vote on rebuke

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:00

GOP condemnation rises over Rep. Steve King's white supremacy comment; House to vote on rebukeThe House was scheduled to vote on a formal rebuke of Rep. Steve King, who has received bipartisan condemnation for his comments on white supremacy.


Close shave: Gillette ad sparks online controversy

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:55

 Gillette ad sparks online controversyA commercial for the Gillette razor brand that supported #MeToo movement and called on men to change their behavior has triggered a heated controversy online. The broadcast of the spot, which was released Sunday and lasts just under two minutes, has earned the brand praise from those who see it as an example of brave communication, with the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs even paying tribute in a tweet on Tuesday. "So nice to see @Gillette jumping on the 'men are horrible' campaign permeating mainstream media and Hollywood entertainment.


Delta: Anticipated Airbus A220 debut may be delayed by shutdown

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:53

 Anticipated Airbus A220 debut may be delayed by shutdownFlyers looking forward to trying Delta’s highly-anticipated Airbus A220 may have to wait. The cause of the delay? The federal government shutdown.


How Government Shutdowns Affect Housing and Design

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:52

How Government Shutdowns Affect Housing and DesignOur capital’s longest hiatus in history is hitting the housing, building, and design communities harder than expected


Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:51

 Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUVThe Ford Shebly GT 500, Toyota Supra and Kia Telluride generate buzz at the Detroit auto show.


40 mile-per-hour mudslides, floods: California storms could cause serious damage

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:29

 California storms could cause serious damageMudslides and flooding were closing roads in California as heavy rains and snow were forecast deep into the week.


Federal judge blocks Trump administration from adding citizenship question to US census in 2020

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:16

Federal judge blocks Trump administration from adding citizenship question to US census in 2020A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 census, which opponents argue could scare minority and non-citizens from participating. US District Judge Jesse Furman ordered a stop to the plans to add the question to the form, unless the government can cure “the legal defects” laid out in the opinion. In Mr Furman’s opinion, released on Tuesday, the judge states that it is unlikely he will be the last judge to weigh in on the census question.


Report: Gymboree preparing to file for bankruptcy and close all 900 of its stores

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:07

 Gymboree preparing to file for bankruptcy and close all 900 of its storesKids' clothing retailer Gymboree is reportedly filing for bankruptcy and plans to close all 900 of its stores.


Barr pledges to allow Mueller to finish Russia report and to release 'as much as I can'

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:47

Barr pledges to allow Mueller to finish Russia report and to release 'as much as I can'William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, said Tuesday that he doesn’t believe Robert Mueller is involved in a “witch hunt” and, if confirmed, would pledge to allow the special counsel to complete the Russia investigation without interference.


Netflix boosts prices for US subscribers

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:32

Netflix boosts prices for US subscribersNetflix unveiled plans Tuesday to boost prices for US subscribers, a move that helped lift shares of the streaming television giant which now faces an array of new competitors. The California-based company, which has nearly half of its 130 million paid members in the US, will raise the price of its most popular streaming plan with high-definition video by 18 percent to $12.99 per month. Netflix will also be boosting prices of some other subscription plans and will apply those rates to Latin America and Caribbean countries where it bills customers in US dollars.


Robert Mueller’s spokesman is a man of mystery

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:52

Robert Mueller’s spokesman is a man of mysteryPeter Carr, spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller, has made a virtue of saying nothing at all.


PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcy

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:51

PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcyThe ex-PG&E CEO resigned Sunday ahead of the utility's impending bankruptcy due to potential liability for its role in recent California wildfires.


Spirit Airlines targets Raleigh/Durham for big expansion, adds 7 routes

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:43

Spirit Airlines targets Raleigh/Durham for big expansion, adds 7 routesFast-growing Spirit Airlines will make a big debut at the airport, launching seven different nonstop routes when its Raleigh/Durham service begins May 2.


William Barr: Who is Trump's controversial pick for Attorney General and what will it mean for the Mueller investigation?

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:40

 Who is Trump's controversial pick for Attorney General and what will it mean for the Mueller investigation?Donald Trump’s latest pick to lead the Justice Department has made several lofty promises to the Senate during his confirmation hearings — several of which appear to go against his own record. “The country needs a credible resolution of these issues,” he continued.


Hyundai Is Letting Federal Employees Defer Car-Loan Payments during Government Shutdown

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:34

Hyundai Is Letting Federal Employees Defer Car-Loan Payments during Government ShutdownHyundai joins several other automakers in giving short-term relief to furloughed federal workers.


Key things to know about Gabon

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:25

Key things to know about GabonGabon, one of Africa's top oil producers, has been ruled for more than 50 years by the Bongo family. President Ali Bongo, who took over from his father in 2009, oversaw the swearing-in of a new government on Tuesday, the day after returning home from an absence that prompted a foiled coup. One in two Gabonese is aged under 20.


Colbert questions Trump's connection to Russia in a new game show. See who wins.

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:07

Colbert questions Trump's connection to Russia in a new game show. See who wins.Was our president duped into working for Russia? The comics explore in Best of Late Night.


What Ford and Volkswagen's Tie-Up on Trucks Means for the Ranger in America

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:06

What Ford and Volkswagen's Tie-Up on Trucks Means for the Ranger in AmericaFord and VW formalize an alliance to build pickups and vans, but don’t expect the Amarok to make it to the U.S.


A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:05

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in KenyaNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Here is a look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya over the years:


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