Boeing to take $4.9 billion hit on 737 Max grounding

Boeing will take a $4.9 billion charge related to the grounding of its 737 Max planes. Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss.

  • Barr contradicts his own inspector general: Trump campaign 'was clearly spied upon'
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    Barr contradicts his own inspector general: Trump campaign 'was clearly spied upon'

    One day after the Justice Department's inspector general released a report that concluded the FBI was justified in opening an investigation into Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign's ties to the Russian government, Attorney General William Barr sharply contradicted that conclusion. I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press,” Barr said in an interview with NBC News. I think there were gross abuses … and inexplicable behavior that is intolerable in the FBI.

  • Why Can't Russia Replace Its Old Submarines Fast Enough?
    The National Interest

    Why Can't Russia Replace Its Old Submarines Fast Enough?

    In March 2017, Russia's new Yasen-class nuclear attack submarine Kazan launched at the northern port city of Severodvinsk. The Russian navy — already badly depleted since the collapse of the Soviet Union — can't quickly replace most of its existing nuclear submarine fleet, which is approaching the end of its collective lifespan. The outcome will likely mean a shrinking of the Russian nuclear submarine force in the years ahead.

  • Cities are criminalizing homelessness by banning people from camping in public. That's the wrong approach, report says
    USA TODAY

    Cities are criminalizing homelessness by banning people from camping in public. That's the wrong approach, report says

    More cities are punishing homeless people for sleeping in public, a new report shows, amid an increase in Americans living on the streets. Arresting or ticketing people who have nowhere else to go doesn't help them find permanent housing, according to the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty report. Instead, policies criminalizing homelessness can make it more difficult to afford and qualify for housing.

  • Nude portrait of Emiliano Zapata in high heels sparks fury in Mexico
    The Guardian

    Nude portrait of Emiliano Zapata in high heels sparks fury in Mexico

    A new portrait of Emiliano Zapata has caused a firestorm of outrage for its portrayal of the Mexican revolutionary hero striking a seductive pose – clad only in a pink sombrero and high heels. Furious campesinos stormed one of the country's most renowned art museums on Thursday to demand the removal of the painting, part of a new exhibition titled Zapata after Zapata that seeks to present alternative views of the Mexican revolution. The small painting by Fabián Cháirez depicts a naked Zapata, astride a white horse.

  • The Real Locations That Inspired 13 Famous Paintings
    Architectural Digest

    The Real Locations That Inspired 13 Famous Paintings

    From Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhône to Pablo Picasso's Au Lapin Agile Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • How did South Bend actually do under Mayor Pete Buttigieg? We pulled the numbers to find out.
    Business Insider

    How did South Bend actually do under Mayor Pete Buttigieg? We pulled the numbers to find out.

    Still, South Bend's median income in 2017 was much lower than the other 87 cities with 100,000 to 125,000 inhabitants: the average city's median income was $60,211 in 2017. But, Mayor Pete's term has been a fairly unambiguous success on one point: In 2012, according to the ACS data unemployment in South Bend stood at 15.6%. As of 2017, according to the American Community Survey estimates it was down to 9.0%, a 6.6 percentage point decline that was the second-highest of any of the 87 cities in the sample.

  • These are the victims of the New Zealand volcano eruption which killed 6 people and left 30 more in the hospital
    INSIDER

    These are the victims of the New Zealand volcano eruption which killed 6 people and left 30 more in the hospital

    The first of the dead to be named was local guide Hayden Marshall-Inman, who gave tours of the volcano Facebook Marshall-Inman lived in the nearby town Whakatane Inman. His death was confirmed by his brother, Mark. This Facebook post said Marshall-Inman died "doing the one thing he loved."

  • Reuters

    Armed suspect arrested at Texas naval air base, no injuries reported

    An armed person was arrested on Wednesday at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, after causing the base to be put on lockdown just days after deadly shootings at U.S. Navy bases in Florida and Hawaii. The base briefly ordered a lockdown of the facility, according to its Facebook page, before reporting that a suspect had been taken into custody, no shots were fired and the base was no longer locked down. An official at the base confirmed that an armed person was taken into custody but declined to provide further details.

  • The Week

    Republicans blamed Democrats for USMCA delays. Mitch McConnell promptly delayed it further.

    Yes, the USMCA is facing further delays. After House Democrats announced Tuesday they'd crafted a deal on a U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement they and the White House could both agree on, House Republicans started pushing for an immediate vote on the trade deal. Republicans followed Democrats' Tuesday USMCA press conference with one of their own, with the top Republican on the Ways and Means committee Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) calling out "much delay by Democrats" before the trade deal got here.

  • Representative Ted Yoho Becomes the 23rd House Republican to Announce Retirement
    National Review

    Representative Ted Yoho Becomes the 23rd House Republican to Announce Retirement

    Representative Ted Yoho of Florida announced Tuesday that he will step down after completing his fourth term, joining the wave of House Republicans who have opted against running for reelection in 2020. Yoho had promised to serve no more than four terms in Congress. I ran on a pledge to serve four terms — eight years and come home,” Yoho said in his announcement.

  • Deadliest Weapon After a Nuclear Bomb: Meet Russia's TOS-1 MLRS 'Buratino'
    The National Interest

    Deadliest Weapon After a Nuclear Bomb: Meet Russia's TOS-1 MLRS 'Buratino'

    Key point: Buratino is a unique Russian self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system (MRLS) that has seen action in global hotspots like Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq and Syria. The TOS-1 Buratino is a unique Russian self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system (MRLS) that has seen action in global hotspots like Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq and Syria. Like the enormous 240-millimeter 2S4 self-propelled mortar, the TOS-1's specialty is obliterating heavily fortified positions.

  • Rudy Giuliani's divorce battle ends, but legal troubles continue for Trump lawyer
    USA TODAY

    Rudy Giuliani's divorce battle ends, but legal troubles continue for Trump lawyer

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has reached a settlement in one of the two legal issues facing him — his acrimonious divorce, not the dealings in Ukraine that have attracted the attention of prosecutors and drawn him into the presidential impeachment spotlight. The former New York City mayor and his third wife, Judith Nathan, agreed Tuesday to a confidential resolution that settles all disputes concerning support, assets and any other claims, Nathan's lawyer, Bernard Clair, said in an emailed statement.

  • Outrage after Colombia riot police force young woman into unmarked car
    The Guardian

    Outrage after Colombia riot police force young woman into unmarked car

    Outrage has erupted in Colombia after a young woman participating in anti-government protests was grabbed by riot police in body armour, forced into an unmarked vehicle and driven away. Video of the incident showed the woman sobbing and screaming “Help! The police have kidnapped me!

  • US accused of seeking climate funding waiver at UN talks
    AFP

    US accused of seeking climate funding waiver at UN talks

    The United States was accused Wednesday of using crunch UN talks to avoid compensating poorer nations hit by climate change, despite its decision to leave the process to limit global warming. Delegates and observers at the COP25 negotiations in Madrid told AFP that Washington was pushing for a change in the rules of the UN climate convention that could let history's largest emitter largely off the hook when it comes to so-called "loss and damage" funding for developing nations. Under the bedrock UN climate treaty, adopted in 1992, rich nations agreed to shoulder more responsibility for curbing global warming, and to help developing countries prepare for unavoidable future impacts -- the twin pillars of "mitigation" and "adaptation".

  • The architect of Mexico's war on cartels was just arrested in Texas and accused of drug trafficking and taking bribes
    Business Insider

    The architect of Mexico's war on cartels was just arrested in Texas and accused of drug trafficking and taking bribes

    Genaro Garcia Luna, who was Mexico's public-security secretary between 2006 and 2012, was arrested in Texas on Monday. Garcia Luna, the architect of Mexico's campaign against organized crime in the late 2000s, is the latest Mexican official accused of corruption and involvement in drug trafficking. A former high-ranking Mexican security official who led the country's crackdown on organized crime in the mid-2000s was arrested in the US on Monday and been charged with conspiracy to import and distribute drugs and making false statements.

  • Elizabeth Smart's dad describes kids' reaction to him coming out as gay
    CBS News

    Elizabeth Smart's dad describes kids' reaction to him coming out as gay

    In our exclusive interview, Smart reveals how difficult it was to come out as gay to his family and friends – and how it's affected his relationship with his children. "The thing about it is I never looked at myself as being gay. I know this sounds crazy," Smart told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King.

  • Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in Berlin
    Reuters

    Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in Berlin

    Germany contradicted Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying it was not aware Russia had requested the extradition of a Georgian man who was murdered in Berlin in August. In an escalation in already tense relations, Germany last week expelled two employees at the Russian embassy in Berlin, saying Moscow was not cooperating sufficiently in the investigation into the murder. Putin described the victim on Monday as a "cruel and blood-thirsty person" who had fought on the side of anti-Moscow separatists in Russia's mainly Muslim north Caucasus region, and said Moscow's requests for his extradition had not been heeded.

  • Belgian boy, 9, terminates his studies at a Dutch university
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    Belgian boy, 9, terminates his studies at a Dutch university

    A 9-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world's youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible graduation date.

  • Justices seem to favor insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B
    Associated Press

    Justices seem to favor insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

    The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to rule that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. Several justices indicated their agreement with arguments from the insurers that they are entitled to the money under a provision of the "Obamacare" health law that promised the companies a financial cushion for losses they might incur by selling coverage to people in the marketplaces created by the health care law.

  • Chinese ambassador 'threatens to withdraw trade deal with Faroe Islands' in Huawei 5G row
    The Telegraph

    Chinese ambassador 'threatens to withdraw trade deal with Faroe Islands' in Huawei 5G row

    China's ambassador to Denmark threatened to scupper a trade deal with the Faroe Islands if Huawei was not given a 5G contract in the region, according to Danish newspaper Berlingske. The alleged threat by ambassador Feng Tie, made to Faroe Islands politicians including leader Bárður Nielsen, heightened concerns about the Chinese communications firm's links with the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as it seeks European expansion. The US, having sanctioned Huawei due to concerns about espionage and security, is attempting to convince allies to follow suit.

  • Democratic congressman says 'it will not end if the Senate does not convict'
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    Democratic congressman says 'it will not end if the Senate does not convict'

    Rep. Al Green, who has been on a “mission” to remove Donald Trump from office, is not optimistic the articles of impeachment unveiled by House Democrats on Tuesday will succeed in a Senate trial, but the Texas Democrat says he still thinks the push to force the president out of the White House won't end there. “If the Senate does not convict, that does not mean that it's over,” Green said in an interview with Yahoo News shortly after the articles were unveiled. “It simply means that for these two charges the president has not been convicted and he is still in office, which means that he is still subject to impeachment for other charges,” he said.

  • 'Whose side are you on?': Houston police chief tears into GOP senators over gun laws after officer killed
    USA TODAY

    'Whose side are you on?': Houston police chief tears into GOP senators over gun laws after officer killed

    WASHINGTON – Houston's police chief sharply criticized the two Republican U.S. senators from his state and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over gun control legislation during an emotional news conference as he prepared to escort the body of a police officer killed in the line of duty to a funeral home. Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32,  was fatally shot Saturday while responding to a domestic violence call. Police Chief Art Acevedo called on the Senate on Monday to renew the Violence Against Women Act, which expired in February.

  • Delhi rapist-murderer cites pollution in death row appeal
    AFP

    Delhi rapist-murderer cites pollution in death row appeal

    One of four Indian men on death row over the infamous 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder appealed against his sentence on Tuesday citing pollution. Akshay Kumar Singh was one of a group of men who gang-raped a 23-year-old woman on a bus in India's capital late at night in December seven years ago. Her case and death -- 12 days later from extensive internal injuries -- sparked national protests and international horror, and became synonymous with India's high rates of sexual violence against women.

  • Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected
    Business Insider

    Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected

    SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images) Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes even after Federal Aviation Administration experts objected, The Seattle Times reported. The FAA approved the change after Boeing appealed its rejection, which had said Boeing could not sufficiently prove that the fuel tank would not ignite. The FAA's decision will today be scrutinized by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in light of its oversight of Boeing's 737 Max planes, which was involved in two fatal crashes.

  • The Best Trimmers for Keeping Your Facial Hair Under Control
    Popular Mechanics

    The Best Trimmers for Keeping Your Facial Hair Under Control

    Shave well, look good. From Popular Mechanics