Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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PG&E power outage was ‘a big screw you’ to California, lawmaker says

With the threat of another power outage looming, state lawmakers hammered Pacific Gas & Electric at the state Capitol on Monday for botching shut-offs that left millions of Californians in the dark this fall and blamed the company for failing to upgrade its system over time. During an all-day hearing that included testimony from California’s…

Trump’s doctor issues letter addressing ‘speculation’ about visit to Walter Reed | TheHill

The White House on Monday released a note from President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE’s physician seeking to dispel speculation about…

China says Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on face mask ban

Protesters cover their faces to conceal their identity as they retreat away from riot police during the demonstration.Aidan Marzo | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty ImagesChina's top legislature said Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on the constitutionality of legislation under the city's Basic Law, which includes a proposed ban on face…

Impeachment inquiry hearings, Anonymous’ Trump book, Bye bye, Bei Bei: 5 things to know Tuesday

House impeachment hearings continue focus on Trump call Four officials who came into contact with President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine will testify Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee. One of the morning witnesses will be Army Lt. Col. …

Power outages, again? 750K people in Northern California could be left in the dark this week, PG&E warns

While Southern California anticipates its first rain of the season, the state's largest utility warned it may shut off power for 750,000 people as high fire-risk conditions return to the northern part of the state. Power outages could last from Wednesday mor…

The most alarming part of Barr’s speech was its angrily partisan tone

Oblivious to his own double standards, Barr decried Democrats unprecedented abuse of the advice-and-consent process and pursuit of scores of parallel investigations through an avalanche of subpoenas. Remember Merrick Garland? Remember Benghazi? Apparently n…

The federal government threw up its hands in the Bijan Ghaisar case. Virginia can do better.

Mr. Descano ran on the premise that citizens need not choose between safety and their values, as he put it. As it happens, safely and values would dovetail neatly in seeking justice for Mr. Ghaisar, who posed no threat to anyone, and who was killed after his …

If they’re not true to their history, Democrats risk squandering a rare opportunity

But thats simply not true to history: Since the New Deal, Democrats have thrived when championing ideas moored in the belief that rights come with responsibilities and that benefits are earned through work. If we fail to return to that agenda ahead of the 202…

Air Astana says signs letter of intent for 30 Boeing 737 MAX

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana said on Tuesday it had signed a letter of intent to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX for its recently launched low-cost carrier subsidiary Fly Arystana. The carrier, which operates Airbus and Embraer jets in its m…

Power outages, again? 750K people in Northern California could be left in the dark this week, PG&E warns

California's utilities have been cutting power to areas to try to prevent their electrical equipment from starting fires but California's governor is criticizing the scale of the outages by the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility. (Oct. 24) AP, AP While…

U.S. breaks off defense cost talks amid South Korea backlash over $5 billion demand

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday broke off talks on increasing South Korea’s share of the cost of hosting a U.S. military contingent after the two sides failed to narrow differences in a row that has raised questions about the U.S. deployment. …

U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were “inconsistent with international law,” a stance that may make …

Health

UK regulator to assess claims that UK health websites shared users’ sensitive data with third parties

UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), is assessing a  Financial Times (FT) investigation which claimed UK health websites share peoples sensitive data with third party companies. The FT study, which used open-source tools …

Bubonic plague: Third case reported in China

According to Chinese officials, doctors have recently diagnosed a third case of bubonic plague in a month. Although the plague is life threatening, it is treatable. The latest outbreak should not inspire panic.Share on PinterestPlague is transmissable via fleas infected with Y. pestis.The most recent case concerns a 55-year-old male who appears to have caught…

Superbug battle: Bacteria structure may be key to new antibiotics – Phys.org

Cornell researchers have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, opening the door for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens. As the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs grows, this discovery offers hope for finding an …

How to take your blood pressure at home – CNET

Taking your blood pressure at home is easy with a digital blood pressure monitor. Qardio Every time your heart beats, it pumps blood through your circulatory system, putting pressure on your blood vessels -- the veins, arteries and capillaries. This is know…

Research into the health effects of hearing loss suggests hearing aids might reduce dementia risk – Washington Post

This study adds to the growing body of research that links hearing loss to memory issues and dementia. Cognitive decline is much higher among people with hearing loss, says study author Elham Mahmoudi, an assistant professor in the department of family medici…

RI health officials warn women of online breast milk-sharing networks – Turn to 10

RI health officials warn women of online breast milk-sharing networks - Turn to 10

Another deadly disease found in Minnesota grouse – Duluth News Tribune

While biologists were busy studying the impact of West Nile Virus on ruffed grouse, they discovered yet another another deadly disease in the upland bird eastern equine encephalitis.The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Monday that the virus …

Ketamine’s potential to fight alcohol abuse has a major problem – Inverse

The drug ketamine is undergoing a major rebrand. Ketamine is famous for its power to give the user a distinctive trance-like experience, but the hallucinogenic is attracting attention for its potential to treat conditions like depression, post-traumatic stres…

Article proposes important mucin link between microbial infections and many cancers – Medical Xpress

It is generally known that viruses, with their cell-invading capabilities, can be responsible for a number of different cancers. What is less broadly discussed are the cancer-causing capabilities of bacteria, or the processes by which they may cause malignanc…

Family history of Diabetes? It might start showing by the time you are 21 – Times of India

A case where nature overpowers nurture While most know of the chronic disease called diabetes, but we don't really understand what it means. Diabetes is an ailment that is caused by abnormal levels of blood sugar in your body. A naturally produced chemical ca…

6th fatality linked to Eastern Equine Encephalitis reported – Detroit Free Press

ST. JOSEPH, Mich.  Michigan health authorities are reporting a 6th fatality linked to Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Berrien County Health Department officials said Monday the victim was one of two people who contracted the mosquito borne virus. The death occu…

Statins will NOT cause memory loss despite fears they can harm cognitive health, study suggests – Daily Mail

Professor Katherine Samaras, from the Garvan Institute, says a study into statins should provide consumers 'reassurance'  about their statin prescription Fears that statins can cause memory loss are unfounded, a major study suggests. In fact, the drugs may …

Politics

Democrats Press for Major Election Security Boost as Budget Battle Wages On

Dozens of Senate Democrats on Monday signed a letter urging a significant increase in election security funding thats necessary, they say, for election officials to combat potential meddling in the 2020 presidential election, among other security concerns. …

Trump defends Joe Biden, hints at meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

U.S. President Donald Trump, seen here on Nov. 14, 2019, says in a tweeted message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Joe Biden 'may be Sleepy and Very Slow,' but says, 'he is not a rabid dog' and 'is actually somewhat better than that. Tom Brenner/Reu…

Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters on the morning after the first public hearing in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump on his effort to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents, on Capitol…

Iran’s leader calls demonstrators ‘thugs’ as protests spread to 100 cities

Irans supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the governments decision to raise gasoline prices by 50 per cent after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations thugs and signalling that a potential crackdo…

Democrat wins governor election in Louisiana

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has courted the Deep South's votes with conservative views on guns and abortion Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards won the Louisiana governor's election on Saturday evening after a t…

POLITICO Playbook PM: First impeachment hearing: What we know so far

Career Foreign Service officer George Kent and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor are sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 13. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo WE ARE ABOUT THREE HOURS into the first open impe…

POLITICO Playbook PM: The latest on Pence and Pompeo’s Turkey mission

Vice President Mike Pence meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan at the Presidential Palace for talks on the Kurds and Syria on Thursday, Oct. 17, in Ankara, Turkey. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo BREAKING G-7 NEWS MICK MULVANEY, the acting White Hous…

POLITICO Playbook: What the booing of Trump says about his presidency

Its a sign of President Donald Trumps isolation that he took only his staunchest Republican allies with him to the game, along with the first lady. | Will Newton/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY NOBODY OUGHT TO BE SURPRISED that the president was booed at Nats …

On the Carpet

Laquan Smith X Jordache Collaboration Celebration

September 2019 LaQuan Smith and Jordache teamed up for a capsule collection of denim looks. Models including Georgia Fowler, Halima Aden, and Alton Mason...

Runway Fashion

EXPATS S/S 2020 Runway collection MBFW Russia

EXPATS debuts S/S 2020 collection founded by Stephan Rabimov during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia photos by Ik Aldama EXPATS, a newly established fashion collective of...

Bridal

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Weekend on Madison

Exclusive preview of Monique Lhuillier Fall 2020 bridal collection at her newly relocated New York flagship store on Madison ave Event co-hosted by Julie Sabatino owner...

Events

Anime NYC 2019

Anime NYC is NYC's anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America . Anime NYC...

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Entertainment

The Doobie Brothers Unite With Michael McDonald for 50th Anniversary Tour

The Doobie Brothers will unite with former frontman Michael McDonald for a 2020 North American tour celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. Singer-guitarists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, singer-keyboardist McDonald, and multi-instrumentalist John McFe…

New Jeffrey Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk

Image copyrightReutersImage caption "Jane Doe 15", left, gave a press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred A woman has come forward to accuse the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her as a 15-year-old, and called for Prince Andrew to …

Marie Kondo sparks consternation with online homeware store

The Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo appears to have adopted a new approach to decluttering: rid your home of things that dont spark joy, then replace them with items from her new online store. Kondo who rose to international fame for encouraging people to …

Very Good Light Is Seeking A Spring ’20 Editorial Intern In New York, NY

Image courtesy of Very Good Light Very Good Light, the leading site for Generation Z men and beauty, is seeking a spring 2020 editorial intern who is ambitious, self-starting and has a can-do attitude. Some duties will include: writing original content, brai…

How Brandon Jenner Is ‘Allowing People in’ with New Music

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People Now: All About Kylie Jenner Selling 51 Percent Stake of Cosmetics Business to Coty

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Lifestyle

Justin Bieber Holds Scooter Braun’s Back In Taylor Swift Feud, Shows Support For Big Machine Records – Sunriseread

Hey, supporters, Justin Bieber is favoring. On Thursday, Taylor Swift took to the web to say that Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta, and her ex label, Big Machine Records, are hindering her from delivering a pastiche of her successes on the American Music Awards…

Selena Gomez Reacts To Bella Hadid Shade After Post & Delete – HollywoodLife

Selena Gomez reacts to Bella Hadid essentially deleting her Instagram comment. Harry Styles shades Zayn Malik according to fans. Plus Ariana Grande might be canceling some shows. #SelenaGomez#BellaHadid#HarryStyles Bella Hadid, 23, switched up her look when …

Bella Hadid says she ‘never felt powerful’ modeling lingerie for Victoria’s Secret

At New York Fashion Week, Rihanna unleashed the wild beast with women of all shapes, sizes and colors on the runway for her second season of Savage x Fenty lingerie line. (Sept. 13) AP Supermodel Bella Hadid is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion wo…

The surprising real names of 14 popular beauty influencers

The surprising real names of 14 popular beauty influencers

Lady Gaga Talks Self Harm & Mental Health With Oprah Winfrey

Skip navigation! Now ReadingLady Gaga Opens Up About Mental Health & Self Harm Lady Gaga has opened up about her struggles with mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder before but in a new Elle interview with Oprah Winfrey published Wednesday, s…

Inside Elle Macpherson’s stunning Florida home

It's not every day you get to look inside a supermodel's luxury home. But Elle Macpherson has offered a rare glimpse of her chic Florida house by opening her doors to Architectural Digest. Speaking in the magazine's December issue, the mother of two sons exp…

Sports

Russell Westbrook — Don’t normalize James Harden’s greatness – ESPN

HOUSTON -- James Harden's scoring average for the season dipped slightly Monday, when he scored 36 points in the Houston Rockets' 132-108 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. That puts in perspective how productive Harden has been for the Rockets, who have w…

There’s reason to believe NFL’s Colin Kaepernick workout was a Trojan horse – Yahoo Sports

For four days, the reasoning behind the NFLs breakneck preparations for a Colin Kaepernick workout was a mystery to most anyone residing beyond the walls of the leagues Park Avenue office. From front-office executives to curious players and even Kaepernick hi…

Spain 5-0 Romania: Hosts wrap up Euro 2020 qualifying in style

Gerard Moreno (19) has scored three goals in his past two games for Spain Spain wrapped up their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 5-0 win against Romania. Fabian Ruiz gave the three-times European champions an early lead with a close-range f…

Argentina 2-2 Uruguay: Lionel Messi equalises late on with penalty

Luis Suarez (right) struck in the second half in Tel Aviv Lionel Messi scored an injury-time penalty as Argentina rescued a draw in their friendly with South American rivals Uruguay in Tel Aviv. Messi's Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez had given Uruguay a se…

Thierry Henry explains return to management at first Montreal Impact conference

Thierry Henry was an assistant coach at Belgium before he became Monaco boss in October 2018 Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry said he wanted to "confront" the disappointment of his short spell at Monaco by becoming coach of Montreal Impact. The Ligue 1 …

Can Luka Doncic Sustain Historic Start to Sophomore Season?

Glenn James/Getty Images For Luka Doncic, Monday night was pretty much like any other he's experienced this season. He dominated, thoroughly and absolutely, en route to reaching another milestone as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the San Antonio Spurs 117-110…

NBA Power Rankings: LeBron, Lakers Look Dominant After 4-0 Week

Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images 15. Minnesota Timberwolves (15) Andrew Wiggins has always had a low turnover rate for a player with such consistently high usage, but hes been especially mistake-free this season. Among players averaging at least 25.0 point…

The Brewers hit a home run with their uniform and logo unveiling at Miller Park – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Last SlideNext Slide There was an awful lot on Mark Attanasio's plate when he became principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers nearly 15 years ago. Perhaps it came as something of a surprise to him, then, that among the topics that seemed to resonate most st…

Can Patriots Win Super Bowl With This Offense? Tom Brady Gives His Take – NESN

The 2019 New England Patriots have a Super Bowl-caliber defense but an offense that remains uncharacteristically disjointed as December approaches. During an appearance on Westwood One Radio’s “Monday Night Football” pregame show, quarterback Tom Brady, who’…

Colin Cowherd plays the 3-Word Game after NFL Week 11 (VIDEO)

Colin Cowherd plays the 3-Word Game after NFL Week 11 (VIDEO)

You Should Make Mufasa Your Lock Screen

When hes spent too much time in his underwear playing video gamesor watching other people play video games on YouTubemy friend Cole imagines his grandfather sighing, rolling his eyes, saying I fought in a war for this? That, I think, is the spirit that made …

Philip Rivers’ Time Is Up and the Chargers Need to Find Replacement in 2020

Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images Philip Rivers might one day be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's a Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers legend no matter how and when his tenure with the team ends, and he's rarely represented what's ailed that long-suff…

Italy 9-1 Armenia: Roberto Mancini’s side end qualifying on a high

Lazio striker Immobile has scored 19 goals in 18 games for club and country this season Italy recorded one of the biggest wins in their history as they completed their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Armenia 9-1. Ciro Immobile and Nico…

Jeter on Hall of Fame ballot — who else joins him? – MLB.com

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has received a haul of fame in recent years. The Baseball Writers Association of America has provided an avalanche of inductees -- 20 in the last six years, to be exact. With Mondays release of a 2020 ballot headlined by f…

SmackDown and NXT invade Raw; Triple H invites everyone to NXT (VIDEO)

SmackDown and NXT invade Raw; Triple H invites everyone to NXT (VIDEO)

Business

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Over decades, my companies created hundreds of billions of dollars of value for shareholders by guiding boards and chief executives through the steps necessary to increase the value of their companies. Holding boards and CEOs accountableand replacing them whe…

California Is Suing Juul for Allegedly Targeting Kids With Its Bad Marketing

Juul is staring down yet another lawsuit. California officials announced Monday that the state has a lawsuit filed alleging that Juul marketed its products to teens and youth through, among other things, its social media campaigns, ads and marketing, influen…

Be careful where you charge: Warnings are out about ‘juice jacking’

DENVER During the busy holiday travel and shopping season, plenty of people will be out and about and in need of a charge for their smartphone. But some authorities are warning against using public USB chargers because of a potential scam called juice jacking…

Another ride-hailing app bites the dust: Juno ends services

Juno, the popular New York ride-hailing app, has ceased operations. In an email to users, the company announced that travelers will no longer be able to request rides on the app after today (Nov. 18). The company cited the “changing situation in the market” f…

GAO sides with Blue Origin in protest of Air Force launch contract rules

GAO counsel Kenneth Patton said in a statement that the agency on Nov. 18 sustained the protest filed by Blue Origin on Aug. 12. WASHINGTON The U.S. Government Accountability Office agreed with Blue Origin that the rules set by the Air Force for its ongoing …

The record stock-market run enters a new phase when beaten-down bears turn bullish

Morgan Stanleys Michael Wilson has apparently shifted his bearish tune toward U.S. equities. Is it a bout of FOMO, or fear of missing out, for the prominent strategist who accurately predicted a pair of ugly downturns for stocks in 2018? Perhaps not, but the…

Passenger dies after fall from balcony on Carnival’s Horizon during cruise

The Carnival Horizona arrived at PortMiami on Saturday morning, where detectives started a preliminary investigation  (Photo: Carnival Cruise Line) Officials say an investigation is underway after a passenger died while the Carnival Horizon was returning to…

7 infected with E. coli after eating salads, Maryland health officials say

BALTIMORE —The Maryland Department of Health is investigating a cluster of E. coli O157 infections among seven people. Health officials said all seven people reported eating Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad purchased from various Sam's Club locatio…

BYTON gets California license to become an automotive retailer

BYTON, the Chinese EV maker, today announced that it has received a distributor license from the state of California. That means Byton will be a retail entity. We reported about Bytons unique hybrid dealership model a couple of weeks ago, including its use o…
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