- Entertainment Elle
"You turned me down, and now it's showing / In two months you replaced us."
- World Associated Press
Motorists in socialist Venezuela have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, with fuel so heavily subsidized that a full tank these days costs a tiny fraction of a U.S. penny. Bartering at the pump has taken off as hyperinflation makes Venezuela's paper currency, the bolivar, hard to find and renders some denominations all but worthless, so that nobody will accept them. Without cash in their wallets, drivers often hand gas station attendants a bag of rice, cooking oil or whatever is within reach.
- Politics Reuters
The top American diplomat in Ukraine testified on Tuesday that President Donald Trump made the release of U.S. security aid to Ukraine contingent on Kiev publicly declaring it would carry out politically motivated investigations that he demanded. The comments by William Taylor, a career diplomat and former Army officer who serves as the charge d'affaires in the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, were in a copy of his statement to lawmakers posted online by U.S. media. Taylor's statement to the three Democratic-led House of Representatives committees leading an impeachment inquiry against the Republican president marked a pivotal development in the political drama unfolding in Washington that threatens Trump's presidency even as he pursues re-election.
- Celebrity People
Zooey Deschanel's Estranged Husband Jacob Pechenik Files for Divorce
- Business Associated Press
Nearly four years after delivering its first jet, Honda is facing decisions as the company better known for cars and lawnmowers considers whether to sink billions more into its decades-in-the-making aircraft division. Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujino said in an interview that a current plant expansion aimed at improving efficiency is part of the aviation division's long-term strategy and should also slightly increase production of the seven-seat, $5.2 million HondaJet Elites. "We are looking at this aviation business long-term, not quarterly or annual basis," Fujino said at the company's Greensboro, North Carolina, headquarters.
- U.S. Yahoo News UK
When we’re not moaning about how bad it is, the weather can be really beautiful.The winning entries in the Weather Photographer of the Year 2019 competition showcase the most amazing pictures of skylines, lightning storms and snow-covered fields.More than 5,700 images were submitted to the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) competition.The overall winning photographer was Gareth Mon Jones, who captured a skyline at Y Lliwedd in Snowdonia, Wales.Read morePolice investigate commuters who dragged Extinction Rebellion protesters off Tube train roofLeo Varadkar backs Boris Johnson's plans for a bridge between Scotland and Northern IrelandPolice slam parent for parking outside school despite living 200m awayDennis Schulze, chief meteorology officer at MeteoGroup, said: “With so many high-quality and exciting photos submitted it was a tough choice we had to make.“The shortlisted images show the passion with which the photographers captured both rare and pretty common weather events. And many do not just show the weather event itself, but you can also feel the impact on our lives."Liz Bentley, chief executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, said: “The photographs speak volumes about our obsession in the weather - capturing its beauty, its power and its fragility in the face of human activity.”
- Politics HuffPost
Cisneros, a progressive, is hoping to unseat Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, who has one of the most conservative voting records in their party.