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US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:23

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion lawJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Inside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, administrator Shannon Brewer has been fielding phone calls from women who want to know whether they can still terminate a pregnancy if they think they might be more than a few weeks along.


Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:20

 Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the "sanctity of life," adding she doesn't expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment.


Elon Musk: Tesla needs to cut costs or it will run out of money in 10 months

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:06

 Tesla needs to cut costs or it will run out of money in 10 monthsDefying skeptics, Tesla during the September quarter of 2018 actually managed to turn a profit of $312 million thanks to strong demand for the mass market Model 3. Tesla's profits for the quarter were far from staggering, but it nonetheless instilled faith that the electric automaker was on a path towards financial viability.Just a few months later, the narrative surrounding Tesla has drastically shifted. When the company last month released its earnings report for the March quarter, it posted a quarterly loss of $702 million. That said, it's worth noting that production, deliveries, and demand for Tesla vehicles have all grown at an impressive clip over the past many months. As an illustrative example, Tesla during Q1 of 2019 manufactured 77,100 vehicles, a figure which well more than double the amount it manufactured during the same quarter in 2018.Nonetheless, Tesla continues to burn through money at an alarming rate. So much so, in fact, that Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently sent an email (obtained via Electrek) wherein the Tesla CEO explained that the company -- which has approximately $2.2 billion in cash on hand -- may not have enough cash to last beyond a period of 10 months."This is a lot of money," Musk said, "but actually only gives us about 10 months at the Q1 burn rate to achieve breakeven!"Consequently, Musk explained that the company will be taking a much closer look at employee expenses as it pertains to "parts, salary, travel expenses, and rent."Musk conceded that the soon to be implemented cost-cutting measures are "hardcore," adding that it's the "only way for Tesla to become financially sustainable and succeed in our goal of helping make the world environmentally sustainable."This isn't the first time Musk has rung the alarm bells about drastically cutting costs, but it remains to be seen what the company can do within a 10-month timeframe.


Columbine Survivor Austin Eubanks, 37, Dies at Home

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:35

Columbine Survivor Austin Eubanks, 37, Dies at HomeAustin Eubanks, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine shooting, has died. He was 37. According to Austin's family, he lost the battle with the very disease he fought so hard to help others face.


Huawei to the Danger Zone: Chinese Telecommunications Company Threatens Britain's National Security

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:21

 Chinese Telecommunications Company Threatens Britain's National SecurityThe news that the United States has put Huawei on the Entities List comes as the Henry Jackson Society publishes a report on the prospect of including Huawei into the United Kingdom’s build of 5G. I coauthored this report alongside Member of Parliament Bob Seely and Professor Peter Varnish. My job was to look into claims around Huawei’s place within China’s foreign-policy strategy. We have all seen claims around it being too close to the PLA or China’s security services, but were they actually true? Were these claims just an overly-protectionist America seeking to discredit a successful Chinese tech competitor to Apple and Silicon Valley? This whole discussion took place in the wake of a UK National Security Council meeting in late April, during which time—if the Telegraph newspaper is to believed—the council decided that Huawei could take part in a limited part of the UK’s 5G network.Our findings were absolutely clear: Huawei was constrained, influenced and directed by the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese state in a multiplicity of ways.Economic Direction


Alabama rape victim speaks out against anti-abortion bill

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:06

Alabama rape victim speaks out against anti-abortion billAfter being raped by a co-worker two years ago, Samantha Blakely had an abortion. The 25-year-old Blakely is among women speaking out after the conservative southern US state adopted the toughest anti-abortion legislation in the country. The Alabama bill, which takes effect in November unless it is blocked in the courts, places a near-total ban on ending a pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest.


Gardens of the future spring up at Chelsea Flower Show

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:06

Gardens of the future spring up at Chelsea Flower ShowGardens of the future are being unveiled at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, where green-fingered designers have imagined innovative solutions to help combat climate change. "If we don't have plants, we are going to be in trouble," said designer Tom Dixon, who teamed up with Swedish furniture giant IKEA to create a "Gardening Will Save The World" exhibit. A walkable oasis of trees, flowers and plants forms the roof over a laboratory in which edible plants grow without soil and with very little water.


2020 election poll: Joe Biden's lead shrinks to zero against Bernie Sanders in critical Iowa

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:04

 Joe Biden's lead shrinks to zero against Bernie Sanders in critical IowaJoe Biden may be leading national polls among Democratic voters, but a new poll shows his dominance doesn’t necessarily extend to Iowa.Mr Biden is matched by Bernie Sanders in the state, a sharp drop from his 11 point lead in a separate poll last month. Both candidates can claim 24 per cent support in the state, which will vote first in the nominating process next year.Mr Biden and Mr Sanders are followed in the new poll by several candidates with significant showings, including Pete Buttigieg (14 per cent), Elizabeth Warren (12 per cent), and Kamala Harris (10 per cent).Reading into the polls just a bit more, Mr Biden has more to worry about than just Mr Sanders, too.Ms Warren stands out as the most liked candidate in the race, with a favourability rating at 78 per cent — the top in the race. She is followed by Mr Sanders, who is the next closest with 71 per cent.“Good news for Elizabeth Warren: her favourability exceeds that of any other candidate in the race and her name recognition is near universal,” said principal pollster Jane Loria in a news release.She continued: “In some states, we see a large spread between the front-runners and the so-called second-tier in the excitement barometer, but in Iowa the candidates are all pretty tightly clustered. When we ask respondents to identify the five candidates they’re most excited about, 54% say Warren, followed by Biden (53%), then Harris (53%), Sanders (49%), and Buttigieg (46%)The terrain looks much better for Mr Biden when looking at the other states that follow close after Iowa, however. In New Hampshire, Mr Biden beats Mr Sanders 36 per cent to 18 per cent. In South Carolina, meanwhile, Mr Biden recently got 46 per cent support compared to Mr Sanders’ 15 per cent.But, any fragility in Iowa could have real consequences for Mr Biden’s third presidential race. The state has an outsized influence on the presidential nominating process, and a loss there would show potentially significant vulnerabilities for the former vice president.The Iowa Starting Line/Change Research Poll was released on Monday, and the Iowa caucuses will be held in January.


Anker’s true wireless earbuds fix everything wrong with the other brands’, and they’re down to $45 today

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:01

Anker’s true wireless earbuds fix everything wrong with the other brands’, and they’re down to $45 todayThe Soundcore Liberty Neo Truly-Wireless Earbuds by Anker are a tremendous value at their full retail price of $65, especially when you consider the fact that they improve upon Apple's $159 AirPods in every conceivable way. The graphene drivers produce better sound and deeper bass, the silicone tips fit better in your ears, and the IPX5 rating provides better water-resistance. They're among the best cord-free earbuds we've ever tested in this price range, and they just dropped to an all-time low of $44.99! Definitely pick up a pair before this excellent deal is done.Here are the bullet points from the product page: * Breathtaking Sound: Exceptional clarity delivered via Graphene drivers with deep, resonant bass. * Smaller & Lighter: Each bud weighs only 0.2 oz for incredible comfort and seamless sound that sits effortlessly in your ears. * 12-Hour Playtime: Get 3.5 hours' playtime from a single charge and 9 extra hours in the compact charging case. * Ultra-Fast Pairing: Push and Go Technology simplifies the setup: process so the last-paired device automatically connects on startup. * IPX5 Protection: Resists liquids for workouts in the sun or songs in the rain. * Hand-Free Calls: A built-in microphone ensures easy on-the-go phone calls.


Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:57

Key events raising tensions in the Persian GulfTensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and restored crippling sanctions.


Basketball coach accused of punching boy in Greenvale

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:26

Basketball coach accused of punching boy in GreenvaleCheikh Kadim Ndiaye is due in court Monday to face charges of third degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.


T-Mobile's $26 billion deal for Sprint gets big boost after FCC chief gets behind it

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:14

T-Mobile's $26 billion deal for Sprint gets big boost after FCC chief gets behind itT-Mobile's US Inc's $26 billion acquisition of rival Sprint Corp won the support of the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday, in a big step toward the deal's approval. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, came out in favor of the combination after the companies offered several concessions, including selling Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid cell service. Sprint stock jumped 23.5% to $7.64 and T-Mobile was up 5.3% to $79.33.


Mom Who Thought She Was Skipping Her College Graduation to Attend Son's Gets Incredible Surprise

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:07

Mom Who Thought She Was Skipping Her College Graduation to Attend Son's Gets Incredible SurpriseA mother and son got to graduate together earlier this month at Central Michigan University's commencement ceremony.


Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix everything, even our sad love lives

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:06

Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix everything, even our sad love livesElizabeth Warren is all about making plans, and she's bringing her expert policy-making skills to social media.The 2020 presidential candidate has plans to forgive student debt, rebuild the middle class, and even end the opioid crisis. But she's also open to helping people navigate their tricky love lives.On Saturday, comedian Ashley Nicole Black asked her 88,000 followers if they thought Warren had a plan to fix her love life. On Sunday, Warren, queen of policies, unexpectedly replied to the tweet directly."DM me and let's figure this out," Warren tweeted. Simply iconic.> DM me and let's figure this out.> > -- Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 19, 2019SEE ALSO: Elizabeth Warren takes a 'hard pass' on Fox News town hallBlack was absolutely shook upon receiving Warren's response, and she tweeted a screenshot of the exchange, along with the words, "I am deceased. And ready to welcome new love in my life. And then get our new pres elected. ~~~~ shehasaplan"> We stan a Queen. Nay, a PRESIDENT. https://t.co/WIPCbUzWNJ> > -- Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) May 19, 2019Other Twitter users were equally impressed by Warren's hilarious tweet, and digitally bowed down to the Democratic candidate by showering her with praise.> Welp, she did it. Elizabeth Warren just won the presidency. Give her the White House, the Iron Throne, a Nobel prize, a pony, whatever she wants. pic.twitter.com/AlKOC9oFDy> > -- Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) May 19, 2019> This is the most magical thing I've ever seen happen on this website or anywhere> > -- Katie MacBride (@msmacb) May 19, 2019> How effin' awesome is this?! A POTUS with a heart, a mind, a sense of humor and two X chromosomes. Yes! We are so ready for this! ElizabethWarren Warren2020> > -- Annie Fox (@Annie_Fox) May 19, 2019> All hail.... pic.twitter.com/RCNOy0SzMp> > -- Isaac Butler (@parabasis) May 19, 2019> This is the kind of leadership I want for this nation pic.twitter.com/3aVFYd88ki> > -- Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) May 19, 2019> First, this is hilarious. Second, if you give folks student loan debt relief, some help with higher wages and access to affordable housing and daycare, all those things give space to actually wanna go on dates and make it possible to build a family. So she kinda does have a plan! https://t.co/Nrs0w74xiJ> > -- Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) May 19, 2019> She has a plan for EVERYTHING! https://t.co/0fsaqJAuQD> > -- Jenny Han (@jennyhan) May 19, 2019> Whoever says women candidates aren't relatable or likeable or funny is nuts. I adore this woman. https://t.co/AJtlEhbRiR> > -- Belle Resists (@BelleResist) May 19, 2019Many were well aware Warren has established herself as the 2020 election's Sam from Holes by saying "I can fix that" in the face of any challenge. But to see her keeping things light, acknowledging, and extending her own strong policy plans to social media was a delight.Warren, the American people stan you giving relationship advice, but can you please make it public next time so we can all benefit? Thanks. WATCH: Beto O'Rourke announces $5 trillion climate crisis plan


Tonight make salmon that flakes apart in buttery chunks

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:02

Tonight make salmon that flakes apart in buttery chunksAs we learned with recipes for beef, lamb, pork, and poultry, cooking en cocotte_cooking a protein in a covered pot with little to no liquid_concentrates flavor.


Ukraine’s New President Volodomyr Zelenskiy Vows Reform. Or Is It Revenge?

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:52

Ukraine’s New President Volodomyr Zelenskiy Vows Reform. Or Is It Revenge?Maxym Marusenko/GettyVolodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s comedian turned politician, was sworn in as president on Monday in front of a parliament that was mostly hostile to his agenda. So Zelenskiy simply announced he would dissolve the parliament, calling snap elections. “Glory to Ukraine!” he said. In his inaugural speech, President Zelenskiy said that his main responsibility is to end the war against pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. After five years of fighting and thousands of lives lost, that certainly is his biggest challenge. But the solutions he offers are neither dramatic nor even very clear.When it comes to fighting corruption, however, an issue on which the vast majority of Ukrainians agree, Zelenskiy announced some bold strokes.Ukraine’s Funny New First Lady Is Dead Serious, Just Like Her HusbandHe wants to take away legal immunity from future parliament members. He wants to punish bureaucrats for corruption and fire the top military and law enforcement officials, including Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, and Vasily Gritsak, the head of the Ukrainian Security Service. Each name to be purged got an ovation.“The President delivered a brilliant speech. Brave. Powerful. I want to believe what he said,” Galina Odnorog, leader of a volunteer movement in eastern Ukraine, wrote in a Facebook post. “I had tears in my eyes when I listened to him.”But is Zelenskiy vowing reform, or revenge?Already there are signs that Ukraine's elites will use the change of leadership for a wide-ranging and destabilizing settling of scores.The national police have moved to stop some 180 top officials from the outgoing government of President Petro Poroshenko from leaving the country. The list includes Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy. Prosecutions are expected.Millions of Ukrainians welcome Zelenskiy’s revolutionary style, hoping he will stick to his word and become a radical corruption fighter during the five years of his presidential term. (Zelenskiy has promised not to run for a second term.)According to a poll by the Democratic Initiatives foundation, 91 percent of Ukrainians consider corruption the key issue, and will welcome arrests. Zelenskiy blamed his predecessor for impoverishing Ukraine and many people agree. Poroshenko’s slogan in the last elections was “to live in a new way,” Zelenskiy said at a recent news conference, noting that for average Ukrainians it should have been “to survive.”Zelenskiy’s electorate more than agrees.  “I want to see Poroshenko in prison for making us dirt poor,” Svitlana Maslova, a teacher in Cherkasy region told The Daily Beast. “I am a single mother, a teacher at an elementary school, I am surviving on $100 a month, let Poroshenko try to live on that salary with his children.” The risk of vendetta seems to be rising. The change of power opened the door for the return of powerful figures who were in exile under Poroshenko, including one of the senior officials who fled after street protests in 2014 that ousted President Victor Yanukovych. On Sunday, Yanukovych’s administrator Andrei Portnov returned to Ukraine, saying he intends now to sue Poroshenko and a number of other prominent Ukrainian politicians.Jailing political opponents, or targeting them in the judicial system, hardly counts as fighting corruption. Mustafa Nayyem, a member of Ukraine’s parliament, is blaming the current prosecutor general for the increased politicization of law enforcement:  Portnov’s return is “a symbolic result of Petro Poroshenko’s presidency,” a legacy of his final days, Nayyem wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday. Zelenskiy’s long time business partner, Ihor Kolomoisky, who has lived in self-imposed exile since 2017, also returned days before the change of leadership . Ukrainians know Kolomoisky, former governor of the Dnipro region in eastern Ukraine, as a defender of the east from pro-Russian forces. His business dealings are less straightforward. The FBI is investigating him for money laundering. Kolomoisky denied his crimes, insisting that the FBI probe “will result in nothing,” and blaming political vendettas for his legal problems.  As foreign delegations arrived in Kiev over the weekend, much attention fell on somebody who will not be present: President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has tried to mine Ukraine's turmoil for advantage in U.S. politics. Giuliani has been promoting the idea that Ukrainian officials assisted the Democratic Party in the 2016 election in the United States, trying to suggest a counterbalance to what the Mueller report called “sweeping and systematic” Russian interference helping to elect Trump.Giuliani had planned to visit Kiev this month but cancelled his trip at the last minute. He has continued to press for investigations on the Ukrainian collusion idea, and suggested that if they are not pursued it is only because "enemies of President Trump" are advising Zelenskiy. Whatever plans President Trump and his allies had for vendetta in Ukraine, it will be difficult to fulfil them now, since their ally Prosecutor General Lutsenko has been fired.Meanwhile, the Ukrainian political elite is on the move. In the past few days, several top government officials quit one after another, including the deputy head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Pavel Demchin. Other senior officials were detained on corruption charges. Billionaire Ukrainian Oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky Under Investigation by FBIOn Friday, military prosecutors arrested Valery Yaroshenko, the head of the State Employment Service for receiving alleged kickbacks of up to $800,000. Ukraine’s new First Lady, Olena Zelenska, told The Daily Beast last month that her husband’s priorities were reforms and the fight against corruption and that continues to be his strongest theme. “Our priority is a victory over corruption; de-monopolization, de-oligarchization in the media,” Zelenskiy told E.U. Commissioner Johannes Hahn at a recent meeting. But Ukrainian oligarchs,are still powerful. They still control influential political parties and television channels–including Kolomoisky’s “1+1” television channel, which made Zelenskiy a star. If Zelenskiy manages to change all that, not just shuffle the deck, will he fulfill his promise and actually break the corrupt system in Ukraine. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Mercedes-Benz launches X-Classes Element Edition pickup in the UK

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:35

Mercedes-Benz launches X-Classes Element Edition pickup in the UKOn Monday, Mercedes-Benz announced the launch of a limited-edition Element trim for its turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine-equipped X-Class Progressive pickup. A new trim based on the Progressive model trim has become available for the X-Class pickup featuring a handsome collection of cosmetic enhancements and extras. The Element Edition pickup will feature a new black roof liner, a set of 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, an Element livery, and a Sports bar in addition to the added Sports Pack which includes LED head- and taillights, privacy glass running boards and roof rails.


Mercedes-Benz Is Developing Heated Seatbelts, But It's Not Just for Comfort Reasons

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:20

Mercedes-Benz Is Developing Heated Seatbelts, But It's Not Just for Comfort ReasonsBelieve it or not, the hot restraints are intended to boost safety.


'All out warfare': Hundreds take the streets in Alabama in abortion ban protest

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:15

 Hundreds take the streets in Alabama in abortion ban protestAlabama Gov. Kay signed the near-total ban Wednesday, a day after lawmakers  declined to add exceptions into the ban for cases of rape or incest.


Tech Drags on U.S. Indexes Amid Trade Jitters: Markets Wrap

Yahoo News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:14

 Markets WrapU.S. equities sank as the fallout from the White House’s moves against Chinese telecom giant Huawei battered technology shares and stoked trade jitters. Ten-year Treasury yields rose before a slew of U.S. data this week as well as Federal Reserve policy-meeting minutes on Wednesday. Markets remain on edge as the trade war develops, with the impact of President Donald Trump’s threats to choke Huawei Technologies Co. reverberating across the global supply chain on Monday and hitting some of the biggest component-makers.


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