General Motors slips as details of UAW contract emerge

GM shares slipped after the United Auto Workers released details of its new tentative contract with the auto company. Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre joins Akiko Fujita on The Ticker to discuss.

  • Poland, Israel condemn resurgent anti-Semitism at Auschwitz commemoration
    Reuters

    Poland, Israel condemn resurgent anti-Semitism at Auschwitz commemoration

    The presidents of Israel and Poland called on Monday for greater efforts to combat anti-Semitism as the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid concerns over a resurgence of anti-Jewish prejudice. "Our duty is to fight anti-Semitism, racism and fascist nostalgia, those sick evils that ... threaten to eat away at the foundations of our democracies," Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a venue near the former camp, which is now a museum. Polish President Andrzej Duda, who did not attend Israel's national Holocaust Memorial last Thursday because he was not allowed to speak, thanked Rivlin for his presence at Auschwitz.

  • Kobe Bryant helicopter video emerges showing ill-fated flight minutes before crash
    The Independent

    Kobe Bryant helicopter video emerges showing ill-fated flight minutes before crash

    A video that appears to show Kobe Bryant's helicopter circling over California roughly 15 minutes before the fatal crash has been posted online, illustrating the foggy conditions faced by the chopper on its last flight. In the video, which was posted by a user on Twitter who said they live in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale — where Bryant's flight circled for roughly 10 minutes on Sunday awaiting instruction, according to flight records — the helicopter can be seen moving slowly in the sky above, obscured by the early morning fog. Flight data shows that Bryant's helicopter circled near Glendale for roughly 11 minutes as it awaited instruction from air traffic control after foggy flight conditions worsened after takeoff.

  • Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties
    Associated Press

    Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties

    A Harvard University professor was charged Tuesday with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research. Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China's Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to lure people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber was arrested early Tuesday at his office at the Ivy League university, officials said.

  • Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China
    AFP

    Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China

    Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists visiting from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began. The man in his sixties from Nara in western Japan drove two groups of Wuhan tourists earlier in January and was hospitalised on Saturday with flu-like symptoms, the health ministry said. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the country had confirmed two new cases, bringing the total so far in Japan to six.

  • Taliban says it gunned down U.S. military plane in Afghanistan, killing all personnel onboard
    Yahoo News Video

    Taliban says it gunned down U.S. military plane in Afghanistan, killing all personnel onboard

    The Taliban said it had shot down a U.S. military plane in the central Afghan province of Ghazni on Monday, killing all personnel onboard.

  • GOP Sen. Mike Braun: 'It'll be interesting to see' how Senate Republicans react to Bolton's bombshell
    The Week

    GOP Sen. Mike Braun: 'It'll be interesting to see' how Senate Republicans react to Bolton's bombshell

    Most of the Sunday political talk shows had already aired by the time The New York Times reported that former National Security Adviser John Bolton reveals first-hand information on President Trump linking Ukraine military aid to Kyiv investigating Joe Biden and other Democratic targets in his upcoming book. But Kasie Hunt's MSNBC show Kasie DC had not taped, and she got what we might think of as a first draft of the Senate Republican response from Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind. Earlier Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd had asked Braun on Meet the Press about Trump's impeachment trial, on which Braun serves as a juror.

  • Pro-Life Dem Confronts Buttigieg over Party’s Commitment to Abortion: ‘We Have No Part in the Party’
    National Review

    Pro-Life Dem Confronts Buttigieg over Party’s Commitment to Abortion: ‘We Have No Part in the Party’

    South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg was confronted by a pro-life Democratic voter over the party's position on abortion during a Fox News town hall event on Sunday. “I am a proud pro-life Democrat,” audience member Kristin Day said. “Would you support more moderate platform language [regarding abortion] in the Democratic Party to ensure that the party of diversity and inclusion really does include everybody?” Currently, the Democratic party platform supports abortion up to nine months into pregnancy.

  • Get Early Access to Backcountry’s Big Winter Sale Right Now
    Popular Mechanics

    Get Early Access to Backcountry’s Big Winter Sale Right Now

    Now's a better time than any to stock up on hiking boots, jackets, and more outdoor gear. From Popular Mechanics

  • China Demands Apology From Danish Newspaper Over Virus Cartoon
    Bloomberg

    China Demands Apology From Danish Newspaper Over Virus Cartoon

    “We express our strong indignation and demand that Jyllands-Posten and [cartoonist] Niels Bo Bojesen reproach themselves for their mistake and publicly apologize to the Chinese people,” the embassy said in a statement posted on its website. When asked to comment, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen avoided any direct reference to Jyllands-Posten's cartoon. “I have nothing to say on the matter other than [to note that] we have a very strong tradition in Denmark not just for freedom of speech for also for freedom of satire, and we'll continue to have that in the future,” she said, according to multiple news media including Politiken.

  • Biden's final Iowa drive sweeps through rival territory
    Reuters

    Biden's final Iowa drive sweeps through rival territory

    When U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden went to an Iowa university to campaign this week, one thing was in short supply: students who support him. Biden, 77, joked that it can be difficult to get college students to show up before 4 p.m. and, indeed, a few more young people appeared at a later campaign event at the University of Iowa. "I'm the only one that gets a significant portion of the young vote, as well as the old vote, in-between vote, black vote, Hispanic vote, all the vote," Biden said.

  • Government records show that Kobe Bryant's helicopter used to be owned by the state of Illinois
    Business Insider

    Government records show that Kobe Bryant's helicopter used to be owned by the state of Illinois

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Classic/Getty Images The basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. Bryant was known to get around using a private helicopter, most recently a Sikorsky S-76B. The helicopter was owned and operated by a company called Island Express, Federal Aviation Administration records show, and was previously owned by the state of Illinois. Visit Insider's homepage for more.

  • Iranian general warns of retaliation if US threats continue
    Associated Press

    Iranian general warns of retaliation if US threats continue

    The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Monday that it will retaliate against American and Israeli commanders if the U.S. continues to threaten top Iranian generals. The U.S. killed Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who headed the expeditionary Quds force, in a drone strike outside of Baghdad's airport in Iraq on Jan. 3. Five days later, Iran retaliated by launching ballistic missiles at two bases in Iraq housing American troops, causing injuries but no fatalities among soldiers there.

  • Indonesia's Aceh unveils new female flogging squad
    AFP

    Indonesia's Aceh unveils new female flogging squad

    Indonesia's president has issued a call for the public floggings to stop but he has little say over what happens in Aceh, a deeply conservative region on Sumatra island. Unlike the rest of the nation, Aceh follows religious law as part of a 2005 autonomy deal agreed with the central government that ended a decades-long separatist insurgency. Here, public whipping remains a common punishment for scores of offenders for a range of charges including gambling, adultery, drinking alcohol, and having gay or pre-marital sex.

  • These are all the companies who have shut down operations in China over the deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
    Business Insider

    These are all the companies who have shut down operations in China over the deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

    The outbreak is damaging for the national economy, particularly as several large foreign and Chinese corporations are based in the city and its surrounding region. Companies including McDonald's, Ikea, and French carmakers Peugeot Citroen and Renault are temporarily shutting down operations and evacuating employees from the area. Here are the businesses who have been affected so far.

  • Dems’ Impeachment Guru Flirted With #Resistance Conspiracies — and Went to War With Alan Dershowitz
    The Daily Beast

    Dems’ Impeachment Guru Flirted With #Resistance Conspiracies — and Went to War With Alan Dershowitz

    He's the Harvard law professor advising Democrats on their impeachment playbook. There's just one problem: His adventures in the extremely online world of the anti-Trump “Resistance” took him a little off the deep end for a while. Laurence Tribe has spent decades as a respected constitutional law scholar, but the Trump era saw him buddy up for a bit with the fringiest of fringey #Resistance conspiracists online in amplifying far-fetched theories about how President Trump and his crew might finally meet justice, some of which Tribe now regrets partaking in.

  • Yes, Moscow Is Trying to Make Belarus a Part of Russia
    The National Interest

    Yes, Moscow Is Trying to Make Belarus a Part of Russia

    Key point: Moscow wants to bring Belarus into a new federal union, however Minsk doesn't want to play ball. What will Russia do to continue and raise the pressure? Russia is escalating up its efforts to essentially annex Belarus while also strengthening its grip on eastern Ukraine by offering Russian citizenship to many Ukrainians.

  • British man dies in US immigration detention in Florida
    The Guardian

    British man dies in US immigration detention in Florida

    A British man has died while being held in US immigration detention in Florida, the Guardian has confirmed. The death was first reported by BuzzFeed News, which said the man was 39 years old and that the cause was initially attributed to asphyxiation due to hanging. “Our staff are in contact with the US authorities following the death of a British man in Florida,” said a spokeswoman for the Foreign Office in London.

  • Bloomberg

    Gambia Outlaws Group Calling for President Barrow to Step Down

    Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on Twitter The Gambian government banned an activist group, made mass arrests and shut down two radio stations in the most severe crackdown on dissent since President Adama Barrow took office three years ago. Police arrested 137 members of the 'Three Years is Enough' movement at a protest Sunday in a town about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) north of the capital, Banjul. The group was calling for Barrow to step down this year in line with a deal he struck with coalition parties that helped end his predecessor's 22-year-rule.

  • Reuters

    U.N. criticizes Iraq trials of ISIS 'members', including human shields

    The United Nations raised "serious concerns" on Tuesday about the trials of hundreds of alleged Islamic State members in Iraq, some of whom merely prepared meals, offered medical services or even acted as human shields for the jihadist group. Iraq has processed thousands of cases under its anti-terrorism law - including of detainees from outside the Middle East transferred from neighboring Syria - in the aftermath of a 2014-17 war against Islamic State militants.

  • Biden-Tied Lobbyist Bought Island Property from Biden’s Brother, Gave Him Mortgage Loan
    National Review

    Biden-Tied Lobbyist Bought Island Property from Biden’s Brother, Gave Him Mortgage Loan

    Financial records reviewed by Politico show that Joe Biden's brother James sold one of his three parcels of land in the U.S. Virgin Islands at a substantial profit to a well-connected lobbyist who then extended a mortgage to James on the remaining two parcels. In May 2005, James Biden purchased an acre of land on Water Island for $150,000. Green's lobbying firm, Lafayette Group — which features a photo of Green with Biden on its website and quotes Biden endorsing Green — earned two government contracts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency worth a total of $5.8 million on April 11, 2010.

  • Underwater bombs damage Syria's offshore oil facilities
    Associated Press

    Underwater bombs damage Syria's offshore oil facilities

    Bombs planted underwater off Syria's coast exploded Monday, damaging oil facilities used to pump oil into one of Syria's two petroleum refineries, state media and the oil minister said. Oil minister Ali Ghanem told state TV that the bombs were planted by divers in the facility used to pump oil to the coast. "The aim of the attack is to cease (oil) imports into Syria," Ghanem said, adding the ministry's experts are evaluating and fixing the damage.

  • Hostel at North Korean embassy must close, Berlin court rules
    AFP

    Hostel at North Korean embassy must close, Berlin court rules

    The "City Hostel" in Berlin may look fairly innocuous from the outside -- but it now faces closure in an unlikely legal drama over international sanctions against North Korea. The hostel, which opened in 2007 and is run by a Turkish company called EGI, is located on the premises of the North Korean embassy. On Tuesday, an administrative court in Berlin threw out an EGI lawsuit against the district authorities, who had ordered them to cease operations.

  • This online dashboard tracks the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus across the globe in real time
    Business Insider

    This online dashboard tracks the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus across the globe in real time

    Johns Hopkins The death toll of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has reached at least 81, and the virus has infected more than 2,800 people. A map produced by researchers at Johns Hopkins University tracks and visualizes reports about the outbreak using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, China's CDC, and other sources with geographic-information-system mapping. As reports come in, the map keeps track of the total confirmed cases, total deaths, and total recoveries.

  • John Bolton just vindicated Nancy Pelosi
    The Week

    John Bolton just vindicated Nancy Pelosi

    Nancy Pelosi was right. The Speaker of the House has not been present in the Senate chambers during the impeachment trial of President Trump, but Pelosi's presence looms large over the proceedings. And one of her most consequential choices in pursuing that impeachment — refusing to submit the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate until after the holidays — is bearing fruit: She wanted the Senate trial to include witness testimony, a prospect that seems much more likely now than it did just a few days ago.

  • Ohio judge uses a hunch to call ICE on undocumented defendants: 'Haven't got one wrong yet'
    USA TODAY

    Ohio judge uses a hunch to call ICE on undocumented defendants: 'Haven't got one wrong yet'

    CINCINNATI – An arrest inside a Cincinnati courthouse last week prompted a political fight over whether federal immigration police should be allowed to arrest undocumented immigrants who show up for court appearances. Now a common pleas judge in Hamilton County, Ohio, has said that when he suspects a defendant is undocumented, he calls Immigration and Customs Enforcement himself. Judge Robert Ruehlman told The Cincinnati Enquirer on Wednesday: "They're committing a crime by being here illegally, and then, if they're in front of me, they've allegedly committed a felony."