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

    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.

  • Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy drops out of university
    AFP

    Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy drops out of university

    A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was due to graduate in electrical engineering has dropped out of his Dutch university due to a dispute over the end date of his degree, his father said Tuesday. Young prodigy Laurent Simons hit the headlines worldwide when it emerged he was on course to receive his degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology in December and become one of the world's youngest graduates. But his father Alexander told AFP he had now quit because the university wanted to delay his degree until next year, while insisting his son now had new plans.

  • Buttigieg Says McKinsey Clients Included Blue Cross, Best Buy
    Bloomberg

    Buttigieg Says McKinsey Clients Included Blue Cross, Best Buy

    Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released the names of clients that he worked for as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., a list that includes Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Defense. Buttigieg, who has risen to the top tier of candidates in the Democratic primary, had come under fire from Democratic rivals, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, for not giving voters a full picture of his private sector experience. He made public the names one day after the firm released him from a nondisclosure agreement.In his three years at the firm from 2007 to 2010, Buttigieg also worked for Loblaw Cos.

  • Fishermen overwhelm Mexico's Gulf of California to capture endangered totoaba fish, elusive porpoises
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    Fishermen overwhelm Mexico's Gulf of California to capture endangered totoaba fish, elusive porpoises

    A conservation group trying to protect the world's most endangered marine mammal said Monday that hundreds of fishermen massed in dozens of boats to fish illegally in Mexico's Gulf of California.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Andrew Yang’s Campaign Fires Staffer Over Alleged Misconduct As Alyssa Milano Pulls Out of Fundraiser
    The Daily Beast

    Andrew Yang’s Campaign Fires Staffer Over Alleged Misconduct As Alyssa Milano Pulls Out of Fundraiser

    Andrew Yang's 2020 campaign fired an unnamed staffer over alleged misconduct that first surfaced publicly when actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano announced she would be pulling out of a fundraiser for the Democratic presidential candidate over the incident. Yang said the unspecified “mistreatment” was not sexual in nature, according to Politico, which first reported the staffer's firing. “To the extent that a particular individual was in a position to mistreat another employee, that's no longer the case today,” Yang told reporters Wednesday.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Texas executes inmate convicted of killing prison supervisor

    Texas on Wednesday executed an inmate convicted of killing a prison boot factory supervisor because he was upset he had to work as a janitor. Travis Runnels, 46, was put to death by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville for the 2003 murder of 40-year-old Stanley Wiley, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a statement. Runnels' death was the final execution scheduled in the United States for 2019, bringing the total to 22 this year, according to the Catholic Mobilizing Network, which opposes the death penalty.

  • US warnings over spate of Iranian-backed rocket attacks on its bases in Iraq
    The Telegraph

    US warnings over spate of Iranian-backed rocket attacks on its bases in Iraq

    Attacks on bases hosting US-led coalition forces by Iranian-armed militias are heading towards a red line for the coalition, who would respond with such force that “no one would like the outcome,” a senior US official warned on Wednesday. “We're waiting for full evidence...If past is prologue, I'd say there's a good chance it was Iran that's behind it,” David Schenker, the US Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, told reporters last Friday. The rocket attacks come amid US accusations that Iran has capitalised on the continued unrest in Iraq to secretly move short-range ballistic missiles into the country.

  • 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.

  • Meet the Navy's Small Warships That Help to Deter Iran
    The National Interest

    Meet the Navy's Small Warships That Help to Deter Iran

    The U.S. Navy should acquire small, heavily-armed missile corvettes and deploy them like modern versions of World War II torpedo boats. “The U.S. Navy has long identified threats in the littorals and the need to fight within these close waters, but it still struggles with creating a capable fighting force that provides speed, lethality and a deterrent,” Smith wrote. The Navy in the 1970s developed a class of missile-armed hydrofoils, but canceled acquisition of the type after building just six.

  • 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.

  • 'I won’t be able to have healthy food': millions of Americans to lose lifeline as Trump cuts food stamps
    The Guardian

    'I won’t be able to have healthy food': millions of Americans to lose lifeline as Trump cuts food stamps

    Fauntleroy is one of about 40 million low-income Americans who receive at least some Snap benefits every year, a program for which the Trump administration is currently rolling out new rules that will reduce these benefits even further, and make millions of Americans ineligible to receive them. Some people, especially those with disabilities, were already finding it hard to get by on current benefits or falling through the cracks of the system. Now they fear the strict new requirements will make their situations even worse.

  • The Aging B-1 Bomber Can No Longer Fly Like It Used To
    Popular Mechanics

    The Aging B-1 Bomber Can No Longer Fly Like It Used To

    Wear and tear to the airframes from decades of flight means the Air Force may restrict the B-1s from flying low. The U.S. Air Force may soon have to restrict one of its bombers from a key mission profile: flying low. The B-1B Lancer bomber fleet is growing old and the Air Force is considering restricting its ability to fly low, which is reportedly hard on the aircraft, in order to keep the big airplanes flying.

  • Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract
    Associated Press

    Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

    The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon's inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson telling him the contract awarded to North Dakota-based firm Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. would be audited. Thompson, D-Miss., asked for the review last week, in part over concerns the proposals did not meet operational requirements and prototypes came in late and over budget.

  • Pro-Trump Network OAN Tried to Get This Ukrainian Millionaire a Visa Before His Arrest
    The Daily Beast

    Pro-Trump Network OAN Tried to Get This Ukrainian Millionaire a Visa Before His Arrest

    Before catching the eye of German law enforcement, former Ukrainian parliamentarian Oleksandr Onyshchenko drew attention from the conservative TV channel One America News. Before his arrest, though, the Trump-friendly media outlet tried to help him get a visa to travel to the U.S. The effort, which has not been previously reported, was part of a push by OAN to unearth information on Burisma Holdings, the energy company that retained Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President and current Trump rival Joe Biden.

  • The New Jersey shootout that left 6 people dead was a 'targeted' attack on a Jewish-owned grocery store, officials say
    INSIDER

    The New Jersey shootout that left 6 people dead was a 'targeted' attack on a Jewish-owned grocery store, officials say

    Seth Wenig/AP Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said Wednesday that a kosher supermarket was clearly "targeted" in a shooting that left six dead on Tuesday, including the two perpetrators and a police officer. Fulop tweeted that "anti-Semitism" has "never had a place in [Jersey City]." Two other officers and a civilian were injured in the gunfight, which lasted for more than an hour.

  • We Tasted 10 Sour Beers That Quenched Our Thirst and Made Us Pucker Up
    Popular Mechanics

    We Tasted 10 Sour Beers That Quenched Our Thirst and Made Us Pucker Up

    Our staff took a couch break to partake in some seriously tart beverage testing. From Popular Mechanics

  • FBI Should Have Rethought Page Probe Over Lapses, Watchdog Says
    Bloomberg

    FBI Should Have Rethought Page Probe Over Lapses, Watchdog Says

    FBI officials should have re-evaluated whether to continue surveillance on a former Trump campaign aide in early 2017 when information they gathered cast serious doubt on the legal justification and value of doing so, the Justice Department's internal watchdog told lawmakers. Inspector General Michael Horowitz reaffirmed findings in his report Monday that the FBI was justified in deciding to open a probe -- dubbed Crossfire Hurricane -- into whether then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia in the 2016 election.

  • 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.

  • The 5 Reasons Israel Wins Every War it Fights
    The National Interest

    The 5 Reasons Israel Wins Every War it Fights

    Merkava tanks were some of the first armored vehicles to be equipped with active protection systems against guided missiles. Israel has built just over 2,000 Merkavas in all versions, with 660 of the latest Mark IV built. Spike Missile System: The Spike Missile is Israel's one-design-fits-all anti-tank guided missile system.

  • 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!

  • Myanmar's suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds
    Business Insider

    Myanmar's suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds

    Reuters won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on the Rohingya, including an investigation into 10 Rohingya men who were massacred in September 2017. The two reporters working on the story were arrested in Myanmar and spent over 500 days in prison before they were freed, according to Reuters. "Most Rohingya remaining in Myanmar are interned in camps or confined to their villages, without access to basic services," Hannah Beech and Saw Nang wrote in The New York Times on December 10.