13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs died after massive asthma attack

laurel griggsWill Ragozzino/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Broadway star Laurel Griggs passed away this week at age 13 after suffering a massive asthma attack. Her funeral was held on Friday, according to the a obituary post on Dignity Memorial. Griggs was best known for roles in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Once," as well as several guest appearances on "SNL." Visit Insider's homepage for more.

13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs passed away this week after suffering a massive asthma attack.

Griggs was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital on November 5 where doctors were unable to resuscitate the young actress, her grandfather David B. Rivlin wrote on Facebook. Her funeral was held on November 8, according to an obituary post on Dignity Memorial

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

NOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.

See Also:

A college awarded a marching band scholarship to a 5-year-old viral drumming prodigyA woman was impaled by a metal pole while riding in the passenger seat of a car, but somehow miraculously survivedPhotos show choking smog in New Delhi, where the air's so bad that flights had to be diverted and one politician said it's like a 'gas chamber'
Load more
Go to source
unread news (Demo user)
unread news (Demo user)
Divorce hearing testimony of Giuliani associate sheds light on campaign donations
Igor Fruman, the Soviet-born businessman at the center of a federal campaign finance probe involving presidential attorney Rudy Giuliani, said he put more than $300,000 in political donations on company credit cards in hopes of jump starting a new business.
5 m
Vicky Cornell honored same day Chris Cornell gets Grammy nom
Vicky donated $50,000, and $625,000 was raised at the gala at the Metropolitan Club.
5 m
New York Post
Babysitter faces upgraded charges over 2-year-old NYC boy’s death
Lorena Iraheta, 24, was taking care of Jason Alvarado at her Queensboro Hill home on April 5 when the boy began having trouble breathing just after midnight, police said.
6 m
New York Post
He escaped from jail in Missouri. Now he's been captured 1,000 miles away in a makeshift bunker
An inmate who escaped from a Missouri jail in September has been caught in a Delaware bunker he made of foliage around a fallen tree, according to the US Marshals Service.
6 m
Car plows through Chilean protest, injuring five people
Protests in Chile turned violent when a car plowed through the streets of Antofagasta. At least five people were injured in the attack. Police arrested a suspect, saying the driver was a vengeful merchant whose store had been looted.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
6 m
New York Post
The $136,000 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is a staggeringly good luxury sport SUV. We tested it to see if the 2019 Car of the Year runner-up is still the best on the market
Crystal Cox/Business Insider The Porsche Cayenne has been the undisputed king of high-performance SUVs since 2002. Nobody thought Porsche could pull off an SUV that was also a Porsche. They were so, so wrong. And the Cayenne remains brilliant. It's also filled Porsche's coffers with money. The Cayenne Turbo was easily among most impressive vehicles we drove in 2019, and that's why it's a Car of the Year runner-up Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Editor's note: Business Insider will name its 2019 Car of the Year on November 23. Each day this week, we're taking another look at the five vehicles that were runners-up selected from a pool of 16 finalists. Thus far, we've named the Lamborghini Urus, Nissan Leaf SL Plus, Cadillac XT4, and Mercedes-Benz A220. Our fifth and final runner-up is the Porsche Cayenne. You can read our full 2019 Car of the Year coverage here. They laughed back in the early aughts when Porsche said it was going to make an SUV. Then the Cayenne arrived in 2002, and the laughs stopped. Everybody knew Porsche made a great sports car in the 911. Nothing could have prepared us for the level of performance the automaker could bring to an SUV. The Cayenne was transcendentally brilliant out of the box, and in the ensuing decade and a half, it's been updated twice, most recently for the 2019 model year. The new Cayenne comes in four flavors — base, hybrid, S, and Turbo — and has dropped about 300 pounds. Porsche flipped us the keys to a Cayenne Turbo and we drove it around the New Jersey suburbs for a week. We knew it would be good. But were we prepared for how good? Read on to find out why it was so good that we named it a 2019 Car of the Year runner-up:The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo arrived wearing a "Biscay Blue Metallic" paint job. The Cayenne started at $125,000, but a batch of performance options added just over $10,000 to the already impressive sticker price. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Porsche has added character lines and a higher overall level of surface flash to the Cayenne, now in its third-generation. The latest Cayenne is about as sleek as is possible to make the vehicle without sloping the roof so much that the second row becomes uninhabitable. Crystal Cox/Business Insider When the Cayenne first arrived, a big question was whether the traditional bug-eye Porsche design cues would translate to an SUV. Crystal Cox/Business Insider See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The $44,000 Nissan Leaf Plus is a promising update to the best-selling electric vehicle in the world. We drove it to see if this 2019 Car of the Year runner-up is ready to take on Tesla.We drove a $250,000 Lamborghini Urus SUV to see if the 2019 Car of the Year runner-up was equal to the hype — here's the verdictCadillac's $52,000 XT4 crossover is a tiny but mighty compact luxury SUV. Let's see if the 2019 Car of the Year runner-up is worth the money.FOLLOW US: On Facebook for more car and transportation content!
6 m
Business Insider
Millennials most comfortable commiserating about money, survey shows
Money is no trigger for millennials. Members of the debt-saddled generation are more comfortable commiserating about financial matters than their elders, says a new survey. Half of New Yorkers aged 25 to 34 say they avoid talking about money with friends, the lowest rate of any age group and well below the statewide rate of...
7 m
New York Post
Billie Eilish says she used to judge all of the 'ugly a--- dresses' while watching the Grammys as a kid
Gary Miller/Getty Images "Bad Guy" singer Billie Eilish revealed to Jimmy Kimmel that she used to judge celebrities' dresses while watching the Grammy Awards as a kid.  "I've watched that every single year of my entire life — judging all the girls' ugly-a--- dresses," Eilish said during her appearance on Thursday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  "Every year my family and me, we would all sit in the living room and watch the Grammys. We never missed it," she continued.  Eilish, who turns 18 next month, broke records for being the youngest person ever nominated for all four general Grammy categories in one year. The singer is nominated for several awards, including best new artist and song of the year. Watch the video below. Eilish speaks about watching the Grammys at the 1:30 mark. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  Youtube Embed: // Width: 560px Height: 315px Read more: Jimmy Kimmel quizzed Billie Eilish on her music knowledge, and the 17-year-old didn't know who Van Halen or Run-DMC were: 'What is that?' Billie Eilish breaks Grammy record by becoming the youngest artist to be nominated in all of the show's top categories Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and more celebrities read horribly mean tweets about themselves on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' The 8 most surprising first-time Grammy nominees NOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Jimmy Kimmel quizzed Billie Eilish on her music knowledge, and the 17-year-old didn't know who Van Halen or Run-DMC were: 'What is that?'The 8 most surprising first-time Grammy nomineesHalsey defended BTS after they weren't nominated for any Grammys: 'The US is so far behind'
7 m
Business Insider
Dell's Black Friday discounts include $220 off the Alienware 25 monitor
Dell's Black Friday deals are here a week early. There are discounts on laptops, desktops, smart TVs and all of the accessories you might need. Dell says the supplies are limited, so if you spot a deal you want, it might be best to act fast. Here are...
7 m
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Prince Andrew's aide steps down from role over Epstein link
Amanda Thirsk, who played role in BBC interview, will run duke’s mentoring initiativeThe aide who orchestrated Prince Andrew’s disastrous interview about his links to the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is no longer his private secretary, it has emerged as organisations continue to sever ties with the beleaguered royal.Amanda Thirsk, who was said to have played a key role in persuading him to agree to the BBC interview, has reportedly moved on to run his business mentoring initiative. Continue reading...
7 m
US news | The Guardian
Woman admits blackmailing Premier League footballer
Judge gives Natalie Wood suspended jail sentence after ‘deeply foolish’ behaviourA woman has been given a suspended jail sentence for trying to blackmail a Premier League footballer who jumped out of a hotel window in his underwear after being caught in bed with her.Natalie Wood, 28, met the high-profile player on social media but claimed she decided to expose him as a “love rat” after discovering he was in a relationship with another woman. Continue reading...
9 m
US news | The Guardian
Scenes From an Impeachment Inquiry
The view from inside the room.
NYT > Home Page
Banning Micro-Targeted Political Ads Won’t End the Practice
Google has put a stop to narrowcasted political advertising. Facebook seems ready to do the same. So what?
Brooklinen’s Cyber Monday sale has already started — save 20% on bed sheet sets, towels, loungewear, candles, and more
Brooklinen/Instagram Brooklinen, the online startup known for its affordable, luxury-quality sheets, is holding a Cyber Monday sale where everything on its site, from sheets to towels to loungewear, is 20% off.  The sale is a continuation of its already live Black Friday sale and it all ends December 3. You can take $66.40 off its best-selling sateen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle (Queen), $58.40 off the Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle (Queen), and more.  As you shop the best Cyber Monday deals from larger retailers such as Target, Amazon, and Wayfair, don't forget about smaller startups like Brooklinen, which rarely discounts its products.   To potentially save more on Cyber Monday deals this year, visit Business Insider Coupons to find the most up-to-date coupons and promo codes. On Cyber Monday this year, upgrade your sheets at Brooklinen.  The five-year-old online bedding startup is offering a rare 20% off all its products (excluding non-Brooklinen products from the Spaces collection) from December 2 through December 3. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Brooklinen's Black Friday sale is live early and all sheets and bedding bundles are 20% offBest Buy has announced some of its Cyber Monday deals —here's what's on sale now and what to expect on December 2I bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having one
Business Insider
DOD joins fight against 5G spectrum proposal, citing risks to GPS
In letter to FCC's Pai, secretary of defense notes risks to military operations.
Ars Technica
ONE Championship 2019 Edge of Greatness Results and Highlights
Nong -O Gaiyanghadao retained the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship after knocking out Saemapetch Fairtex in Friday's main event at Edge of Greatness in Singapore...
The New NBA Brotherhood: Donovan Mitchell and Eric Paschall
Donovan Mitchell and Eric Paschall are leading a new wave of NBA brotherhood. While they aren't related, the two are childhood friends and bond on the same level as actual NBA brothers...
Airbnb’s Belinda Johnson to step down as COO, join board
Airbnb said on Friday Belinda Johnson will step down as chief operating officer in March and join the home rental company’s board. Johnson, the company’s first executive hire, said in a note to Airbnb employees that she is stepping down from the role to spend more time with her family. “Contributing to the long-term success...
New York Post
The Premier League has an elite manager drought
Mauricio Pochettino getting fired from Tottenham showed just how few soccer managers are actually any good. There are few things sadder than a football team that has come unmoored from itself. A collection of players and coaches who once supported and uplifted one another, became something greater than themselves, now strangers, staring accusingly at each other as they crash out of the League Cup. And so the departure of Mauricio Pochettino from Spurs, like that of Jürgen Klopp from Dortmund before him, comes as something of a relief for everybody, except possibly Arsenal fans. There’s far too much misery in the world as it is, we don’t need Sad Dele Alli hanging around as well. Still, not unwelcome as it may be, Pochettino’s departure, and the hiring of José Mourinho, says all sorts of interesting things about Tottenham, and about the broader state of the Premier League and elite European football. The most immediately striking fact is that Spurs, as much as they loved Pochettino, haven’t replaced him with the next Pochettino, whoever that might be. When Pochettino went to Spurs he did so as potentially the Next Big Thing, on the back of impressive spells at Espanyol and then Southampton, who he took to eighth in the Premier League, recording wins over Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea in the process. A club like Spurs — big, but not Big, at that point — was the next point on an obviously upwards curve. Indeed, in some ways Mourinho is the precise opposite: a huge CV, entirely front-loaded, with a spectacular downward trend in recent years. But then the field for the next Pochettino is pretty thin, at least within the Premier League. The Next Big Things are making muddled progress. Marco Silva is embattled at Everton; Ralph Hasenhüttl likewise at Southampton. Nuno Espírito Santo’s second Premier League season isn’t going as well as the first. Frank de Boer flamed out at Crystal Palace. Eddie Howe is still Eddie Howe, and Bournemouth are still remarkable, in a quiet way. Maybe Howe gets the job if Mourinho faceplants and Spurs change tack? No, Brendan Rodgers isn’t the next Pochettino. Don’t be silly. He’s the first and only Brendan Rodgers. And he certainly won’t be dropping 12 places in the league to prove that. Beyond England, Spurs were reportedly interested in Julian Nagelsmann, but apparently a year too late. In any case, it appears Spurs have decided that now, post-Pochettino, they don’t need a new Pochettino. The club is already a Serious, Title-Contesting, Champions League contender, and it must have a Serious, Title-Contesting, Champions League manager to match. Whether Mourinho counts as one of those any more is, of course, an open question, and the entire country is looking forward to finding out that the answer is: LOL, no. But he certainly talks like one. Mourinho: “We can’t win the league this season. We can - I’m not saying will - win the league next season.”— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) November 21, 2019 Thinking more broadly, something unusual is happening with England’s Big Six, and it’s not just the fact five of them are below Leicester City, three below Sheffield United, and one is in 12th. City and Liverpool have their excellent managers, managing their excellent teams excellently. But the other dugouts are strange places. Manchester United and Chelsea are both overseen by men who got the jobs not on the strength of their managerial CVs, but on their playing careers. There is a gamble being made in both cases, even as one seems to be going better than the other. Arsenal resisted this temptation — Mikel Arteta? No thanks! — and went for Unai Emery, who was experienced, safe, and kind of underwhelming. The result is a manager who isn’t doing particularly well and isn’t particularly liked. And now Spurs have got their own gamble in Mourinho Mk. III, promising old success through new methods and humility. Among the Premier League’s six (theoretically) elite clubs, that makes just two unarguably elite managers. Solskjaer and Lampard might get there in the end, and Mourinho might get there again. Emery might surprise us all. But as it stands: two from six. This disparity between the stature of elite clubs and their managers can be found outside the Premier League as well. Real Madrid are back with Zinedine Zidane after Julen Lopetegui flopped. Bayern Munich spent a season pottering along under Niko Kovač, and will likely be in caretaker hands until the end of the season. Barcelona have Ernesto Valverde, and nobody seems particularly happy about that. Thomas Tuchel at PSG, ditto. Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, ditto ditto. Indeed, with Antonio Conte fresh in at Inter and Diego Simeone still enthroned at Atlético Madrid, the process of hiring a Serious, Title-Contesting, Champions League manager at this precise moment probably runs something like this: Step 1: Is Max Allegri interested? Step 2: No? Sure? Step 3: Right, fine, better give José a call. Perhaps the top level of football has arrived at a fundamental imbalance: too many Big Clubs, not enough Big Men to go around. The relentless churn probably doesn’t help. Go back to the merry-go-round enough, and eventually you’ll have to start making some interesting choices. Or perhaps this is just a cyclical thing. Perhaps the next generation of elite coaches — Lampard, Rodgers, Nagelsmann, Erik ten Hag, all the other promising coaches who aren’t yet being hired by the big clubs — will be here soon, and will sort themselves into their rightful dugouts. Or take their current clubs with them. Maybe Leicester are making a permanent charge into the Premier League’s Big [Number To Be Determined]. We should note that thinking about managers too hard runs the risk of reducing football down to some heroic great man psychodrama: Those Marvellous Men And Their Flying Clipboards. A great team doesn’t necessarily need an already-acknowledged-as-great manager. And a team good enough to win a few trophies here and there definitely doesn’t. More important is the right manager in the right structure. That way the individual brilliance, the squad, and the money all end up pointing in the same direction. But if you do enjoy indulging in a big of that psychodrama, then Big Coach hiring process has just gotten a little more interesting for every elite club that isn’t Tottenham, since: hooray! Pochettino is available! Although hopefully he takes a little break first. Spends some time with his family. Catches up on his reading. It’s a tough gig, management. And then comes the summer and the job offers. (Maybe even earlier, if the Solskjaer experiment goes wrong again. You suspect Pochettino would be a fool to go and work for United in their current state, but equally, United would be fools not to see if he could be swayed.) Perhaps Pochettino’s likely popularity is evidence itself of the imbalanced managerial market. His mantelpiece is empty, bar some Manager of the Month awards, a couple of silver medals, and several Arsène Wenger awards for Champions League qualification. But in his time at Spurs he made average players good, good players great, and for a couple of years he had them playing aggressive, attacking football of the very highest quality. Everybody wants all of that. And when there isn’t enough proven greatness to go around, the sense of greatness to come will have to do.
Sports News, Scores and Fan Opinion Powered by 320 Sports Blogs
Novak Djokovic's Serbia beaten by Russia in Davis Cup quarter-finals
Novak Djokovic's Serbia miss out on the Davis Cup semi-finals after they fail to convert three match points in a narrow defeat by Russia.
BBC Sport - Sport
Animal advocates settle suit against Santa Anita Park track owners
A group that claimed members were prevented from protesting horse deaths at Santa Anita Park settles a lawsuit against the track's owner.
Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections
HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend. The High Court granted the temporary suspension “in view of the great public importance...
New York Post
It only costs $6 to go to the saddest NFL game of the season
Patrick McDermott/Getty Images NFL tickets are usually expensive, with average ticket prices ranging from $99-$490 across the league. This Sunday's matchup between the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions is the exception, with fans able to get into FedEx Field for as little as $6. The low prices come at a time of low demand, with both teams far off from playoff contention and dealing with injuries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Attending an NFL game in person is an expensive affair. Depending on the city, that week's opponent, and how the season is going at any given moment, tickets alone can cost anywhere from $100-$500 each. With additional expenditures such as parking, concessions, and a few beers, it sometimes feels like you need to do some financial planning before heading to the stadium.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Drugs were found at Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson's home after the death of 21-year-old woman, police sayThe Ravens didn't interview Lamar Jackson before the draft because they didn't want rumors to spread about how badly they wanted himThe best throw of Dwayne Haskins' young NFL career was negated by a holding call
Business Insider
Kim Kardashian mourns not being able to wear too-small Versace dress
The reality star shared a picture of the sexy dress with her followers.
New York Post
A woman took hilarious maternity photos at Target and Trader Joe's, and moms everywhere can relate
Courtesy of Kimmie Rae Photography Faith Money took hilariously realistic maternity photos at Target and Trader Joe's with her husband and three boys. "I wanted to do something fun, real, and easy to capture the crazy of being a parent of almost four," she told Insider. She posed with shelves of diapers, ate her favorite snacks, and cast longing glances at bottles of wine. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Some maternity photo shoots involve flowing gowns, glowing sunsets, and expansive fields of flowers touched by a gentle breeze. Not this one. As the mother of three boys with another on the way, Faith Money wanted to take maternity photos that capture what mom life is really like. Together with her sister, Kimmie Lineback of Kimmie Rae Photography, Money and her family went to take portraits at the places they know best — Target and Trader Joe's.Faith and Austin Money live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with their three boys and they have a fourth son on the way. Courtesy of Kimmie Rae Photography Faith and her husband are both Montessori teachers. Faith is due in December. Money hadn't planned to take maternity photos this time around. But her sister, a part-time photographer named Kimmie Lineback, offered to take them for her. Courtesy of Kimmie Rae Photography Money hadn't done a maternity photo shoot since she was pregnant with her oldest son. Since this is her fourth pregnancy, she wanted to do things a little differently. Courtesy of Kimmie Rae Photography She decided to put a new spin on maternity photos. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A photographer reveals how he creates jaw-dropping Instagram photos with everyday objectsI spent the weekend with a homeless community in New York to see what it's really like to live on the streetsHere are all of the Grammy Awards 2020 nominees
Business Insider
Tommy Fleetwood hot on heels of Mike Lorenzo-Vera in Dubai
• Southport man four adrift of surprise leader with 36 holes left• Rory McIlroy slips to minus six at World Tour ChampionshipTwo weeks and $7.5m could completely alter perceptions of Tommy Fleetwood’s year.“Frustrating” is the term used by Fleetwood to describe what preceded last Sunday’s play-off success at the Nedbank Challenge. On face value this is slightly harsh; Fleetwood was second in the Open and returned a string of high finishes on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet the 28-year-old has long since been at a level whereby he judges himself by lofty standards. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Cambodia's most famous tourist attraction just banned elephant rides
Shutterstock Angkor Wat is the most famous tourist attraction in Cambodia. After pressure from animal rights groups, the group that manages Angkor Wat decided to stop offering elephant rides to tourists. The new ban will take full effect next year, and two of the elephants that worked there have already been moved to a nearby forest. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cambodia's most famous tourist attraction, Angkor Wat, will ban elephant rides around the ancient temples, beginning next year. After pressure from animal rights groups, the temples' management group decided to stop offering elephant rides to tourists.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Blue whales have the biggest babies in the world. Here's how other animal babies compare in size.See Also:Planning a trip in 2020? Avoid Bali, Big Sur, and these other popular travel destinations ruined by tourists, Fodor's saysThe world’s first all-carbon superyacht is on sale for over $30 million — take a peek inside the flashy gold vesselA French watchmaker customizes high-end luxury timepieces — like this $110,000 Rolex covered in rainbow sapphires and engraved with an ornate floral designSEE ALSO: Planning a trip in 2020? Avoid Bali, Big Sur, and these other popular travel destinations ruined by tourists, Fodor's says DON'T MISS: The 25 travel destinations you need to visit in 2020, according to National Geographic
Business Insider
President Trump Waffles On Hong Kong Democracy Bill
President Trump says he stands with democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. But he stopped short of pledging support for a pro-Hong Kong bill, saying it could complicate trade talks with China.
News : NPR
Trump took the advice of a 'Fox & Friends' weekend co-host over his own defense secretary
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque US President Donald Trump's decision to pardon three service members accused or convicted of war crimes was influenced by outsiders, including "Fox & Friends" host Pete Hegseth over top military officials, The Washington Post reports. Trump had already made his decision by the time military leaders spoke with him, according to the Post, after having seen Hegseth champion an Army officer accused of murdering an Afghan man. Trump "doesn't seem to have a great deal of actual respect for professional expertise," constitutional law professor at Cardozo School of Law and national security expert Deborah Pearlstein previously told Insider, despite his declared love for the military.  Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. President Donald Trump's decision to pardon three warfighters accused or convicted of war crimes went against the advice of his top military officials, relying instead on the advice of outsiders, including Fox News personality Pete Hegseth, The Washington Post reports.  Military officials, including Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy both spoke with the president and attempted to convince him to let the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the judicial system under which SEAL Eddie Gallagher and Army Lt. Clint Lorance were tried, run its course and let their convictions stand — or, in the case of Green Beret Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, let him be tried in the first place. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We can thank the US military for the smelliest weapon in the worldSee Also:Trump's 'killing machines' comments show he fails to grasp the basics about the US military he leadsTrump is taking extra steps to protect alleged war criminal Eddie Gallagher after he already pardoned himThe US Navy says it's becoming 'nearly impossible' to maintain its ships with Congress holding more than $20 billion hostageSEE ALSO: Trump officials are quietly negotiating with the Taliban — which is now ranked the world's deadliest terror group SEE ALSO: These are the countries where Russia's shadowy Wagner Group mercenaries operate
Business Insider
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is officially canceled for 2019
The show has been a world-famous annual event, but ratings have dropped amid criticism for its "sex sells" image
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Wormwood Scrubs blues: inside the gig mixing prisoners with the free
As part of London jazz festival, Rhiannon Giddens performed in the chapel at Wormwood Scrubs prison – supported by a choir of inmatesFifty years after Johnny Cash gave the most famous prison concerts of all time at Folsom and San Quentin, the British penal system finally has an equivalent.On Thursday night, the Grammy-winning African American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens delivered an intense and emotionally charged concert at HMP Wormwood Scrubs before an audience of both inmates and members of the general public who had bought tickets as part of the London jazz festival. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
82 thoughtful and unique gifts for him — at every budget
Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Business Insider Whether he's your brother, partner, dad, or friend, chances are you probably have a man in your life who you're planning to get a gift for this holiday season.  To make shopping easy for you, we came up with a list of 82 great gifts for him. They cover all budgets, tastes, and work for pretty much every guy in your life.  If you need more gifting ideas, check out all of our 2019 holiday gift guides here. As someone who gets special satisfaction from picking out the perfect gifts for everyone in her life, whether they're her coworkers, in-laws, dad, or boyfriend, I'm very lucky it's essentially my job to help other people do just that. In my head I have a seemingly endless Rolodex of recommendations for special occasions, like engagement parties and baby showers, and holidays like Christmas, which is coming up soon. If you need some inspiration for what to get for him this holiday (whether he's your boyfriend, husband, fiancé, or otherwise), the Insider Picks team has you covered with some truly excellent gift ideas. Though you can never go wrong with a new leather wallet or Patagonia fleece, we've also included some more unique gifts, like a custom Xbox controller and a cookbook focused on late-night munchies.  The top 5 best gifts for him: A box of his favorite sports team's memorabilia A sleek and sophisticated Away carry-on An easy-to-use Fitbit fitness tracker A selection of high-quality, unique and delicious meats A starter pack of smart lightbulbs to add to his smart home Check out all 82 great gift ideas for him:A classic leather wallet Bellroy Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet, available at Bellroy and Amazon, $79 A wallet doesn't have to be a boring gift when it's from Bellroy. The gorgeous Slim Sleeve fits everything he needs in a slim, efficient profile. We love it so much we named it the best men's wallet in our buying guide. A flask that'll keep his coffee hot Hydro Flask Hydro Flask 20 oz. Coffee Flask, available at Hydro Flask and REI, $27.95 This insulated coffee flask keeps hot drinks hot (and we mean hot) for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours.  A stylish and comfortable pair of sneakers Allbirds Allbirds Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $95 Popular shoe startup Allbirds came out with a new high-top sneaker this month, dubbed the Tree Toppers, but for the uninitiated (and honestly really anyone), the classic Wool Runners make an excellent gift.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:34 unique Etsy gifts that come with free shipping18 gifts for 'The Lion King' fan in your lifeMicrosoft's Black Friday deals start on November 22 — you can save hundreds on the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3, the Xbox One, and more
Business Insider
Army assesses TikTok after Chuck Schumer warns of national security concerns
The US Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app’s handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters at an event at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, McCarthy said he ordered the assessment...
New York Post
Joe Biden spars with reporter who asked about Hunter’s paternity suit
Joe Biden shut down a reporter for asking what he called a “classless” question about his son Hunter allegedly fathering a child with a woman in Arkansas. The Democratic presidential hopeful was asked Thursday about a DNA test that, according to court papers, confirmed Hunter is the father of a 15-month-old child. The baby’s mother,...
New York Post
The Trump administration is dialing up efforts to 'build that wall,' records show
Trump administration increasing use of eminent domain, other efforts to take private land to build new border wall
Jimmy Kimmel quizzed Billie Eilish on her music knowledge, and the 17-year-old didn't know who Van Halen or Run-DMC were: 'What is that?'
ABC Host Jimmy Kimmel quizzed "Bad Guy" singer Billie Eilish on her music knowledge during Thursday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and the 17-year-old didn't know who singers like Van Halen or Huey Lewis were.  After joking about their birth years, Kimmel asked Eilish if she knew who Madonna was, to which the singer said yes.  But when Kimmel asked, "Can you name a Van Halen?" Eilish responded, "Who?"  "I'm gonna start crying," Kimmel joked.  Eilish knew of Cyndi Lauper, but not Huey Lewis nor Run-DMC "What is that?" the teenager said when asked about the iconic hip-hop group.  However, the singer was the most confused when Kimmel asked her if she'd ever "played with a Cabbage Patch Kid."  "A Cabbage Patch Kid? Like a sour patch kid? Is it a candy?" she asked.  And Eilish was also lacking in her knowledge of "Ghostbusters" ("I don't think I've seen it"), Mr. T, and "Gremlins."  "The point that I'm trying to make is that you're younger than I am," Kimmel said, to which Eilish said, "You're making me look so dumb!" Watch the video below. Kimmel starts quizzing Eilish at the 3:15 mark. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  Youtube Embed: // Width: 560px Height: 315px Read more: Billie Eilish posted an adorable video of kids climbing all over her ahead of the release of her children's clothing line Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and more celebrities read horribly mean tweets about themselves on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Billie Eilish says she may want to show her body and 'look desirable' in a music video after she turns 18 Billie Eilish fans are showing support for the singer after she revealed that she may want to show her body more as she gets older NOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Billie Eilish asked kids where they think we go when we fall asleep, and their answers are the best thing you'll see todayThe 8 most surprising first-time Grammy nomineesScooter Braun finally spoke out about his feud with Taylor Swift, and urged her to talk with him: 'People need to communicate'
Business Insider
Ecommerce sites' mobile templates hide information that shoppers use to save money
In Do Consumers Make Less Accurate Decisions When They Use Mobiles?, a study by researchers at Ben Gurion University accepted for presentation at next month's International Conference on Information Systems in Munich, the researchers seek to discover why consumers spend more money on ecommerce sites when using mobile devices than when they use laptops and other, larger screens. Specifically, the researchers are trying to determine whether small screen size is the dispositive factor, or whether there is something specific about mobile templates that gooses online spending. Smaller screens do typically result in some information being hidden or omitted, but it's not clear whether any omission would produce worse bargains for shoppers, or whether the specific, deliberate choices that ecommerce sites make when designing their mobile templates bring about this result. They conducted laboratory experiments in which the information available to shoppers was varied, and found that there was no reason that the information necessary for comparison shopping couldn't be presented, even on small screens -- and that that information was present, shoppers got better deals on hotel rooms. The authors don't offer any guesses as to why sites' designers chose to omit information that led to their customers getting better bargains and spending less. There's an obvious interpretation -- that the sellers know which information leads to better outcomes for shoppers, and they adjust the sites' templates accordingly so that they make more while shoppers get less. But there's another explanation that is, in its own way, more revealing: the designers might simply have tried a variety of A/B split design experiments whose success was measured in how much shoppers spent, without interrogating where the excess revenue was coming from. Read the rest
Boing Boing - A Directory of Mostly Wonderful Things
Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest about 100 protest leaders: Iranian judiciary
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested about 100 leaders of the protests that erupted last week over gasoline price rises, Gholamhossein Esmaili, spokesman for Iran's judiciary, said on Friday according to the official IRNA news agency.
Reuters: Top News - powered by FeedBurner
Want to bridge divides? Clean your Twitter house first
Christopher Bail dug through Twitter data and found one notable trend: Democrats and Republicans who gain the most traction with those on the other side of the aisle are willing to clean their own house first.
Opinion: Want to bridge divides? Clean your Twitter house first
As Republicans and Democrats continue to sort themselves into different geographic regions, we may soon realize that social media is one of the few remaining places where bipartisan dialogue is actually possible. This question will become doubly urgent as younger generations of Americans continue to flock to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to learn about politics. - RSS Channel
Ray J responds to pregnant wife’s claims he left her ‘stranded’ in Vegas
Ray J says he's still in Las Vegas days after his wife, Princess Love, accused him of leaving her and their daughter "stranded" in Sin City.
New York Post
Yale women’s soccer coach fired Brendan Faherty after past groping accusations surface
Yale women’s soccer coach Brendan Faherty is no longer at the school after he was accused of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale vice president for communications Nate Nickerson told the Yale Daily News that the accusations made in the newspaper were not revealed during the school’s background...
New York Post
How social media enables divisions instead of fostering connections
A new report in The Atlantic explores how social media is allowing the rapid spread of hatred through algorithms. NYU social psychologist Jonathan Haidt joined CBSN to discuss how technology is enabling divisions in the U.S. instead of bringing people together.
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Watch how to turn a Coke can into clear squishy plastic
This Coke can disappearing act is a fun experiment that reveals the hidden layer inside the soda's packaging. According to MEL Science, who posted their own version of this experiment in May, Coke is packaged in two layers of protective material, and only one of them can withstand drain cleaner. This or­di­nary alu­minum can is con­ceal­ing a de­vi­ous se­cret – it is cov­ered with a pro­tec­tive lay­er not only on the out­side, but on the in­side as well! When we re­move its paint coat­ing, we ex­pose the alu­minum, which eas­i­ly re­acts with a drain clean­er that con­tains an al­ka­line com­po­nent. But even when the alu­minum has dis­solved com­plete­ly, the drink will not leak out. There is a sec­ond ma­te­ri­al in­side the can – a lay­er of plas­tic that keeps the drink it­self from in­ter­act­ing with the alu­minum. If you try it yourself, MEL Science adds a safety precaution: "Wear pro­tec­tive gloves, glass­es, and a mask. Work in a well-ven­ti­lat­ed area. Per­form this ex­per­i­ment un­der adult su­per­vi­sion only!" MEL Science's version of the experiment: Read the rest
Boing Boing - A Directory of Mostly Wonderful Things
Trump says yet to decide whether to close trade deal with China
President Donald Trump said on Friday a potential U.S.-China trade deal was coming along well, but he had yet to decide whether he wanted to finalize it.
Reuters: Top News - powered by FeedBurner
Metal detectorists jailed for stealing rare Viking hoard worth millions
Two metal detectorists who stole an ancient Viking hoard "of national importance" from a British field have been jailed, after a judge ruled they had cheated the public out of what should have been national treasure. - RSS Channel
'Love Grace': handbags collected in memory of Grace Millane
Project set up in memory of woman murdered in New Zealand gives support to victims of domestic abuseGrace Millane loved handbags. She had a large collection, her family said, “each one to compliment another outfit she’d be able to just throw on”.And so earlier this year, while her devastated parents, two older brothers and wider family struggled to come to terms with the appalling tragedy that had befallen her, they decided to channel their grief into a project of which she would certainly have approved: filling handbags with essential toiletries and little luxuries, and donating them to their local domestic abuse charity in Essex. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
A retiree who stopped working at 54 to live on $24,000 a year says doing the math to plan for retirement isn't enough
Courtesy of Bill Davidson Bill Davidson retired at 54, and found that that planning for retirement takes much more than just crunching the numbers — you have to think about how you want to live. By considering what they'd like to do in retirement, Davidson and his wife were able to plan ahead and arrange their $24,000-a-year budget to create the travel-heavy lifestyle they wanted.  Business Insider is looking for retirement stories to feature in our Real Retirement series. If you're in or nearing retirement and want to share, email Read more personal finance coverage. From figuring out how long your money will last to deciding how you'll cover things like healthcare, there are a lot of numbers to run when planning for retirement. But one retiree says many people who are planning for retirement are overlooking a big piece: how they'd like to live their lives once they're there. Before retiring from his job in marketing in Oregon, Bill Davidson, 60, put a lot of thought into what he wanted out of retirement in addition to how he'd fund it. "Retirement planning should be much more holistic than just the dollars," Davidson says. "Many of the headlines are all about, 'You need $2 million to retire.'  It's all about the dollars," he says.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:More than half of Americans think they're behind on retirement savings, and another 20% have no idea where they standI saved over $300,000 in my 20s and everyone seems to ask the same 7 questionsThe typical American heir is now a middle-class 50-something who puts the money toward retirement
Business Insider