Man dressed as CPD officer robs currency exchange in Streeterville, police say

Chicago police said a man dressed as a CPD officer robbed a currency exchange in the city's Streeterville neighborhood Monday evening.

  • FBI warned six months ago about loophole Pensacola shooter used to obtain a gun
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    FBI warned six months ago about loophole Pensacola shooter used to obtain a gun

    WASHINGTON — More than six months before the Dec. 6 shooting at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., where a Saudi gunman used a weapon obtained using a hunting license exemption, the FBI issued a report warning about precisely this loophole. The FBI warning, dated May 22 and titled “Federal Hunting License Exception Could Be Exploited by Extremists or Criminal Actors Seeking to Obtain Firearms for Violent Attacks,” was sent from the bureau's Office of Private Sector, according to a copy reviewed by Yahoo News.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork
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    Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork

    Barrels of raw pork shoulder were riding fat in a tractor trailer pulled over by North Carolina deputies. Approximately $3 million in cash was recovered from the barrels Saturday, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Tuesday. The driver of the tractor trailer was accused of failing to maintain his lane and impeding the flow of traffic on Interstate 85.

  • 40 million more people at risk of flooding as Greenland loses ice 'seven times faster than in 1990s'
    The Telegraph

    40 million more people at risk of flooding as Greenland loses ice 'seven times faster than in 1990s'

    Greenland's ice is melting seven times faster than it was in the 1990s, and at much greater speeds than current predictions, according to a new study. It came as another report warned that melting Arctic permafrost could be causing carbon stores to be released into the atmosphere, adding to warming. The increase in Greenland ice melt could lead to global sea level rises of 7cm above current estimates by 2100, leaving 40 million more people at risk of flooding.

  • Suu Kyi in court as genocide case set out against Myanmar
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    Suu Kyi in court as genocide case set out against Myanmar

    Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia's legal team as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.'s highest court on Tuesday. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace laureate, looked on impassively as the alleged atrocities were detailed on the first of three days of hearings at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The case was instituted by Gambia against Buddhist-majority Myanmar in November.

  • Why the White Island Volcano Eruption Was So Dangerous
    Popular Mechanics

    Why the White Island Volcano Eruption Was So Dangerous

    At least eight tourists were killed and more than 20 were injured on December 9, when White Island, a small volcanic island off the coast of New Zealand, erupted. The type of eruption, referred to as a wet eruption, is notoriously difficult to predict and prepare for. On Monday, December 9, New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted seemingly without warning.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Rudy Giuliani's personal communications director is a 20-year-old minor Instagram personality still getting her communications degree
    Business Insider

    Rudy Giuliani's personal communications director is a 20-year-old minor Instagram personality still getting her communications degree

    On Tuesday, Politico published a report detailing the background of Rudy Giuliani's new director of communications, Christianné Allen. The reporters Daniel Lippman and Tina Nguyen found that Allen, 20, is still getting a communications degree online and had inflated much of her résumé. Giuliani has stuck by Allen even as his actions in Ukraine helped trigger articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and as he's reportedly under investigation by federal prosecutors.

  • Panel urges the U.S. to weigh sanctions against India's home minister
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    Panel urges the U.S. to weigh sanctions against India's home minister

    A federal panel on religion has urged the United States to weigh sanctions against India's Home Minister Amit Shah if the South Asian nation adopts legislation to exclude Muslims from a path to citizenship for religious minorities from its neighbors.

  • 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

  • Associated Press

    Mexico finds small border tunnel in Nogales, next to AZ

    Mexican authorities have located a small, clandestine border tunnel between the northern state of Sonora and the United States, officials announced Wednesday. A Mexican government statement said the discovery in Nogales, which is across from Nogales, Arizona, was the result of a search of storm drains following the recent find of another tunnel in the city. It was in the central neighborhood of Fundo Legal, which lies just west of a principal official border crossing.

  • Russian court sentences 11 for Saint Petersburg bombing
    AFP

    Russian court sentences 11 for Saint Petersburg bombing

    A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced 11 people to terms including life in prison after finding them guilty of a deadly bomb attack on the Saint Petersburg metro in 2017. Abror Azimov, a 29-year-old from Kyrgyzstan, was sentenced by a military court in Russia's second biggest city to life in prison for organising and participating in a terrorist group. The bomb blast in April 2017 killed 15 people in the Saint Petersburg metro and wounded dozens more.

  • 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.

  • Bloomberg

    Democratic Senators Running for President Keep Silent on USMCA

    For now, the five senators running for president are staying on the sidelines of the push to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, but they'll have to vote on the new treaty by next year. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have long argued against President Donald Trump's proposed revision of Nafta, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, arguing it should have stronger labor and environmental protections. But in the day since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a bipartisan compromise backed by the AFL-CIO labor federation that includes some of those measures, the presidential candidates have kept quiet.

  • 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.

  • Virginia counties are declaring themselves 'sanctuaries' for Second Amendment. Will it affect gun laws?
    USA TODAY

    Virginia counties are declaring themselves 'sanctuaries' for Second Amendment. Will it affect gun laws?

    A wave of counties and towns in Virginia are declaring themselves "sanctuaries" for the Second Amendment, but the resolutions are largely symbolic, legal experts say. The push comes in anticipation of a Democrat-controlled General Assembly that will take office in January. State lawmakers, along with Gov. Ralph Northam, have promised Virginians a host of stricter gun laws as Democrats take full power in the state for the first time in decades.

  • 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.

  • Ukrainians: Trump Just Sent Us ‘a Terrible Signal’
    The Daily Beast

    Ukrainians: Trump Just Sent Us ‘a Terrible Signal’

    Ukrainian officials spent last weekend glued to Trump's Twitter feed. People working closely with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have been in contact with Trump administration officials over the past several weeks discussing the relationship between the two presidents, according to four people with knowledge of the talks. Based on those conversations, Ukrainian officials came to expect that President Donald Trump would make a statement of support before Zelensky met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in France for peace talks.

  • Turkey says will retaliate against any sanctions ahead of U.S. vote
    Reuters

    Turkey says will retaliate against any sanctions ahead of U.S. vote

    Turkey said on Wednesday it would retaliate against any U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian defense systems, adding that with Britain it had agreed to speed up a joint fighter jet program to meet Turkish defense needs. U.S. lawmakers will vote - and likely pass - a defense bill later on Wednesday that calls for sanctions against Turkey over Ankara's decision to procure the S-400 defenses. Turkey and the United States, NATO allies, have been at odds over the purchase.

  • Beshear becomes target of lawsuit claiming abuse of power
    Associated Press

    Beshear becomes target of lawsuit claiming abuse of power

    For nearly four years as Kentucky attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor. The new Democratic governor wielded his executive authority Tuesday to reorganize the Kentucky Board of Education with 11 new members, fulfilling a campaign promise he made to teachers.

  • Republicans believe white people experience same level of racism as black people, report says
    The Independent

    Republicans believe white people experience same level of racism as black people, report says

    Researchers have punctured right-wing claims that a wave of "racism against white people" has coincided with efforts to prevent discrimination against blacks. A study published in Nature Human Behaviour compared perceptions of racial discrimination in "societies that supposedly favour non-white people" and found that white people consistently experienced far less discrimination than black people, despite the influence of far-right groups and increasingly polarised political views that have argued civil rights progress has eliminated rights for others. Authors compared perceptions of racial discrimination with actual reported discrimination experiences throughout the US to determine the veracity of those claims.