Tag Archives: Lead

Trump’s possible collusion with Russia still at ‘heart’ of Mueller investigation, lead prosecutor suggests

Trump’s possible collusion with Russia still at ‘heart’ of Mueller investigation, lead prosecutor suggestsA hint that special counsel Robert Mueller is still pursuing the question of whether there was collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia has emerged during a closed-door hearing. Comments by one of Mr Mueller’s lead prosecutors, disclosed in a transcript of the hearing in Washington last week, suggest that the special counsel continues to pursue at least one theory about a possible deal between Trump’s campaign and Russia. According to the theory, while Russia was taking steps to bolster Mr Trump’s candidacy, people in his orbit were discussing deals to end a dispute over Russia’s incursions into Ukraine.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump Taps Former Oil Lobbyist David Bernhardt to Lead Interior

Trump Taps Former Oil Lobbyist David Bernhardt to Lead InteriorIf confirmed by the Senate, Bernhardt, the deputy secretary, would succeed Ryan Zinke at the helm of the Interior Department, an $ 11 billion agency that oversees drilling, grazing and other activities on public lands. Bernhardt has been acting secretary since Zinke left the Trump administration in January amid mounting federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump to choose Treasury's Malpass to lead World Bank: sources

Trump to choose Treasury's Malpass to lead World Bank: sourcesThe nomination of Malpass would put a Trump loyalist and a skeptic of multilateral institutions in line to lead the World Bank, which committed nearly $ 64 billion to developing countries in the year ended June 30, 2018. Politico, which first reported the decision, said it would be announced on Wednesday, citing unidentified administration officials. Spokespersons for the White House and the U.S. Treasury declined comment.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Top US cardinal let priest accused of sexual abuse lead Mass

Top US cardinal let priest accused of sexual abuse lead MassHOUSTON (AP) — The cardinal who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops allowed a priest to celebrate Mass the same day his name was among those released on a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall Street

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall StreetNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Cadillac Is Launching an EV and Will Lead GM's Electrification Push

Cadillac Is Launching an EV and Will Lead GM's Electrification PushA new Cadillac model will be the first vehicle to use GM's new battery-electric vehicle architecture.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

AP Explains: Why Congo's election could lead to violence

AP Explains: Why Congo's election could lead to violenceJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The results of Congo's presidential election were delayed Sunday. Some 80 U.S. military personnel have been deployed to Central Africa to protect U.S. assets from possible "violent demonstrations" in Congo over the election outcome. The international community has warned Congo's government that the results must accurately reflect the people's will — and that internet service should be restored.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump's Demand for Border Wall Could Lead to Government Shutdown

Trump's Demand for Border Wall Could Lead to Government ShutdownThe White House is insisting Congress provide $ 5 billion for a wall



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Fierce clashes in Hodeidah lead to delay of ceasefire

Fierce clashes in Hodeidah lead to delay of ceasefireFierce clashes broke out in Yemen’s crucial port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, leading UN and Yemeni officials to delay the "official" start of the hard-fought ceasefire agreed last week. Residents reported skirmishes on the outskirts of town with missiles and automatic gunfire heard near the city's eastern 7th July suburb.  Unconfirmed television reports said that the Saudi-led coalition had launched two airstrikes on Ras Isa, a port north of Hodeidah. On Thursday, the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels agreed to a UN-brokered truce in Hodeidah with the Saudi-led coalition that backs the official government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  UN officials said it was necessary to delay the implementation of the ceasefire until December 18th to convey orders to troops on the ground.  On Sunday afternoon, UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths issued a plea to both to “respect their obligations as per the text and the spirit of the Stockholm Agreement” and “engage in the immediate representation of its provisions.” "Without peace, we will be facing in 2019 a much worse situation than today" as a result of food shortages, warned UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday. Hodeidah is almost completely controlled by the Houthis, and their withdrawal from key positions like the port is one of the central components of the UN-brokered deal reached last week in Sweden. By moving units away from the Red Sea port, international officials hope to get desperately needed food and aid into the country to ease Yemen’s festering humanitarian crisis. Under the deal, which could create the breathing space for meaningful peace talks, international monitors are to be deployed in Hodeidah to observe as all armed forces pull back completely within 21 days of the start of the ceasefire. Skirmishes and clashes like those seen in Hodeidah over the past two days are not in themselves a sign that the ceasefire is doomed, said independent Yemen analyst Hisham Al-Omeisy. “Even in previous ceasefires, there was a huge de-escalation infighting, but still sporadic fighting here and there, like we’ve seen over the past few days,” he told the Telegraph. He cited recent conversations with Houthi contacts where the atmosphere in Hodeidah was cited as “toxic” and characterised by a deep mistrust of the Saudi-led coalition. A rise in looting by Houthi forces, he said, showed "bad faith" ahead of the agreed withdrawal. 



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

NY sues Walmart, Target for selling toys with high lead levels

NY sues Walmart, Target for selling toys with high lead levelsNew York state authorities on Thursday announced a lawsuit against retail giants Walmart and Target for selling Chinese-made toys that had up to 10 times the legal limit of lead. The lawsuit seeks up to $ 6,000 in penalties for each of the thousands of Cra-Z-Jewelz jewelry kits the retailers and importer LaRose Industries sold from 2015 to 2016 before they were recalled. Authorities also are asking the three companies to take steps to prevent dangerous toys from reaching store shelves.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines