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6 Killed And 100 Injured In Latest Security Forces Crackdown In Baghdad Protests

Since the clashes started last month, more than 300 protesters have been killed and 15,000 others wounded. Protesters demand overhauls to the country's political system and an end to corruption.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan Not a Roma 'Tourist' After Arsenal Loan, Talks Nicolo Zaniolo
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said he's not at Roma to be a "tourist" following his loan move from Arsenal and has talked up the talents of his young team-mate Nicolo Zaniolo...
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Airbus unveiled a battery-powered sports aircraft, which will compete in the world's first electric air racing competition in 2020
Reuters Airbus unveiled the world's first electric race plane at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday. The aircraft can reach speeds of up to 300 miles per hour and has a 220-pound lithium battery, which is under the fuselage of the plane and provides enough power for about five minutes of high-intensity racing. The plane is set to participate in Air Race E in 2020, a pioneering electric air race that will see eight teams racing around a 3-mile oval course, 33-feet above the ground. Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. White Lightning is the name of Airbus' first electrically-powered racing aircraft, which was unveiled at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday. It will be taking part in the first-ever air racing competition — Air Race E — at the end of 2020, according to a press release. The custom Cassutt racer can reach speeds of up to 300 miles per hour. During races, the 220-pound lithium battery, which is under the fuselage of the plane, will provide enough power for about five minutes of high-intensity racing — just long enough for a race. There is still enough energy for 10 minutes of reserved flying at reduced power, however. The aircraft is built by the British company Condor Aviation.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What it takes to be a first-class flight attendant for EmiratesSee Also:Boeing's 737 officially lost the title of world's most popular airplane. Airbus' competitor just passed it in sales.The 10 car brands that give owners the fewest problemsWhat it's like to attend one of the world's most exclusive air shows, where billionaires tour private jets and hundreds of planes are soldSEE ALSO: Elon Musk congratulated Ford on its all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, a threat to Tesla
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The UK's election debate shows Johnson and Corbyn need to get better at politics
The UK's general election campaign has finally had its first proper moment, as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faced each other in a head-to-head debate.
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Millennials might not be buying multimillion-dollar ranches, but Kanye West sure is
Agostini/Invision/AP; J. P. King Auction Company There's a surplus of multimillion-dollar luxury ranches out west because they are becoming less appealing to younger generations, according to Katherine Clarke from The Wall Street Journal. But in the midst of this surplus, rapper Kanye West has been snapping them up — and he's not the only celebrity on a luxury-ranch spending spree. Over the past few months, West has purchased two massive multimillion-dollar ranches in Wyoming. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's no secret that millennials are reshaping the US real-estate market.  From a lack of interest in traditional country clubs to a growing focus on factors like walkability when buying luxury real estate, sectors of the real estate market that were once considered the epitome of luxury are now struggling to attract young buyers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Traditional Japanese swords can take over 18 months to create — here's what makes them so specialSee Also:The 25 most expensive ZIP codes in America in 2019The 15 most expensive homes sold in the US over the past decade, rankedHere's the income you need to live comfortably in every state in the USSEE ALSO: Millennials aren't buying baby boomers' luxury ranches — and it's a sign of a much larger problem in the US real-estate market DON'T MISS: Traditional country clubs with their no-jeans dress codes and formal dining options are failing to attract millennials — but clubs are making 5 keys changes to pull in a younger clientele
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Bonkers pricing of “free” flu shots shows what’s wrong with US healthcare
In broken US health system, a flu shot can cost triple what it should.
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Woman risks her own life to rescue a koala from wildfire
Australia's bushfire season has claimed at least six lives and destroyed hundreds of homes. One woman risked her own life to rush into the flames to save a koala.
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Maria Butina's ex-boyfriend to plead guilty to money laundering and wire fraud charges
Paul Erickson, the former boyfriend of Maria Butina, agreed to plead guilty this week to two charges in South Dakota federal court -- money laundering and wire fraud -- with one of the criminal transactions sent to a person with the initials "M.B."
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How to change your background on a Windows 10 device using your settings or a shortcut
Business Insider You can change your background on Windows 10 in two different ways.  If you already have your new background image saved on your computer, simply right-click on it and choose to set it as your desktop background.  You can also navigate through your settings to change your background and customize it as you wish.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Windows 10 is an extremely popular operating system, and while the default Windows 10 blue background is alluring in its own right, it can also be considered quite bland. Fortunately, you have the option to customize the Windows 10 background as you see fit.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:How to add a text box on a Google Docs page to make certain text stand outHow to remove blank rows in Microsoft Excel to tidy up your spreadsheetHow to test your microphone on a Windows 10 computer, and make sure your PC is using the right inputSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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White teen accused of plotting deadly attack on black church
The teen allegedly targeted the church because of the race of church members; students told of plot
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Volker: Allegations against Biden are "not credible"
Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, said he would have "objected" to Ukraine opening an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. He added that he considers the allegations about Biden to be "not credible," and said he did not realize Mr. Trump saw the request to investigate Burisma as the same as investigating Biden until the July 25 call.
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Give charter schools a chance and other commentary
From the left: Give Charters a Chance In The New York Times, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) boldly argues that Democrats, especially presidential hopefuls, need to discuss “practical solutions to ensure that every child in our country can go to a great public school” — and “that discussion needs to include high-performing public charter schools.” Though...
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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi says enforcement is key to USMCA trade deal
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday an agreement with the Trump administration on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal can be reached if it is enforceable.
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Wacky Japan tech gadgets, from a shoe odorizer to a foot massager
On a recent trip to Japan, we checked out some unusual products not sold here in stores. We love the LG Styler, but who has electricity in the closet?       
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Vindman's poignant message to his dad
Vindman and the other witnesses who have defied Trump administration orders not to testify, have-- one after the other--explained their unquestioning commitment to their country, writes Frida Ghitis. To battle these high-minded public servants, the President attacks them, and his Republican supporters question their loyalty, insult them.
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What We Learned Today From Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman and Jennifer Williams testified Tuesday morning in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
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CBS first major TV network to bail on impeachment hearings
CBS on Tuesday became the first big television network to hit the breaks on wall-to-wall coverage of the impeachment hearings. The network ended their special report of the hearings around 12:20 p.m., amid Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony — though coverage continued on it’s news app and digital platform, CBSN. “Strange… CBS ended its special...
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NASA discovery fuels hopes in search for life beyond Earth
"We are on the cusp of exploring what may be the best place in our solar system to look for life beyond Earth," NASA says of Jupiter's icy moon
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Report: Rockets' P.J. Tucker, Nike Nearing Contract Agreement for Shoe Deal
It's no secret that Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker is a sneaker aficionado. And now, he may be nearing a shoe deal with Nike...
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Psychologists debunk 25 mental-health myths
Business Insider asked three clinical psychologists to debunk TK of the most common myths about mental health and therapy.  They explain that schizophrenia is not having multiple personalities, but experiencing a break with reality, and that obsessive-compulsive disorder is not just about being neat.  They also talk about therapy, explaining that it's not like having a paid friend — and that it doesn't last forever. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is the transcript of the video. Laura Goorin: So, the myth that all neat freaks have OCD is a common one. Most people who are clean just actually care about being clean, and that's totally different than having OCD. Also, there are no five stages of loss. It's just a myth. Narrator: That's Laura Goorin, one of three psychologists we brought into our studios to debunk some of the most common mental-health myths.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Here's what you're actually seeing when you spot a meteor showerWhat if the Earth stopped orbiting the Sun?Here's where you should really go to stay safe during an earthquakeSEE ALSO: 2 experts debunk sleep myths, from snoring is just annoying to stay in bed if you can't fall asleep
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Teacher on leave for apparent punch during student melee
A Pennsylvania middle school teacher trying to break up an after-school fight apparently slugged one of the brawling students, disturbing video shows. The all-out melee involving an unidentified male teacher at Middletown Area Middle School and two students remained under investigation Tuesday after police received a complaint from one of the pint-sized pugilists, Lower Swatara...
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How to add a text box on a Google Docs page to make certain text stand out
dennizn / Shutterstock.com You can add a text box on a Google Docs page at any time in a few simple steps.  Text boxes in a Google Doc allow you to highlight certain information in your document so that it stands apart from the rest of the information in your file.  Text boxes are completely customizable and easy to move around a document. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While Microsoft Office used to be the standard, these days Google's family of programs offer a free and popular web-based alternative to Microsoft Office products.  Google Docs in particular is a highly customizable word processing program with no shortage of formatting and layout options, including the ability to add text boxes. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:How to remove blank rows in Microsoft Excel to tidy up your spreadsheetHow to freeze columns in Microsoft Excel to compare data throughout your spreadsheetHow to test your microphone on a Windows 10 computer, and make sure your PC is using the right inputSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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13 places in the US where it's probably not worth investing in real estate for the next decade
Elaine Thompson/AP Hot real estate markets aren't forever.  With changes in the way people work, live, and spend, some US markets that were once hot are cooling off. Markets seeing quick declines include neighborhoods in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Seattle, along with neighborhoods in Miami Beach, Florida and Chicago, Illinois.  These changes probably mean you'll want to look elsewhere to invest in real estate in the near future, but markets are cyclical, and home values are changing all the time. Read more personal finance coverage.  Many people argue that buying a home is an investment. However, it doesn't always work out like that.  Consumer trends expert Beatrice de Jong of Opendoor says many factors influence the rise or fall of a neighborhood's value, including job availability, school districts, and affordability.  Data from Zillow shows which US housing markets are currently cooling the fastest, but there's no need to panic if you've been eyeing these locales. "The real estate market is always cyclical," de Jong says. "It's hyper-local, but it's also cyclical." Here are the 13 US real estate markets losing value the quickest, along with their projected decrease in value over the next year and each area's median home price as calculated by Zillow.13. Greater San Antonio, Mountain View, California Stephen Lam/Reuters Home to many large tech companies, this neighborhood of Mountain View, California is seeing prices decline.  De Jong says these west coast markets are cooling after the height of the tech boom. "Seattle, Palo Alto, and Mountain View are big tech hubs," she says. "Most of those cities have a lot of new jobs, high-paying jobs, bringing people up to the area. That really created a spike in the real estate prices." Current median home value: $1,224,900 Year-over-year forecasted value drop: 5.83% 12. East Village, New York City, New York Alexander Spatari/Getty Images New York City's real estate market is one that de Jong says can be vary widely even by the block and change quickly. "New York is so hyper-local, even just to the neighborhood in Manhattan," she says. Real estate is even affected by something like a subway line being under construction, because that affects people's daily commutes."  In places like East Village, it's a buyers' market right now, though many people might be looking elsewhere.  Current median home value: $1,247,400 Year-over-year forecasted value drop: 5.83% 11. Explorers, Foster City, California Andrei Stanescu/Getty Images This Foster City neighborhood is seeing home values fall, despite its proximity to lots of high-paying jobs in Silicon Valley.  Current median home value: $1,258,500 Year-over-year forecasted value drop: 5.9% See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I've worked over 100 weddings as a professional bridesmaid, and I see couples make the same 5 money mistakes over and over again5 years ago I made $6,400 working for myself. This year, I'm on track to break $100,000 thanks to a few smart choices.Who has the best cheap car insurance in Tennessee?
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Rob Manfred wants us to think Astros were alone — and he’s ready to hammer them
As MLB investigates possible illegal sign stealing, commissioner Rob Manfred says the league is zeroed in on the Astros and not other clubs. “Right now we are focused on the information that we have with respect to the Astros,” Manfred told reporters Tuesday after touring the Rangers’ new stadium in Arlington, Texas, the site of...
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The best vacuum blenders
Smoothies made the right way don't separate or oxidize over time. A good vacuum blender will help you make the best smoothies by removing excess air from your concoctions. The Tribest Dynapro not only has plenty of vacuum suction to remove excess air for delicious smoothies and other frozen beverages, its powerful operation allows it to handle even the toughest bits of ice and frozen fruits with ease. There's no denying that homemade smoothies taste delicious. However, they have a tendency to separate and oxidize, especially if you're trying to save the leftovers. Not only does this make the smoothie look much less appealing, it can also alter the taste and texture. Running the blender again could solve the problem, but the real solution lies in the form of a vacuum blender. This innovative type of blender hasn't been around long, but smoothie drinkers may want to check vacuum blenders out. Vacuum blenders don't look much different than your average household blender. In fact, depending on the vacuum mechanism, there's virtually no difference between the two aside from a vacuum attachment that can be placed on top of the blender jar to suction out air. Vacuum blending involves a manual or electric vacuum pump accessory that removes excess air from the finished product. A tightly formed seal helps prevent any extra air from leaking out.  We've rounded up the best vacuum blenders at a variety of price points. Some of them are best for smoothies while others can make everything from soups to juices. Here are the best vacuum blenders you can buy: Best vacuum blender overall: Tribest Dynapro Best vacuum blender for smooth blending: OMorc Vacuum Blender Best vacuum blender for juice: PADO Ozen 500 Updated on 11/19/19 by Caitlin Petreycik: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Added related guides. The best vacuum blender overall Tribest The Tribest Dynapro is a powerful commercial blender that distances itself from competitors with its robust motor, large carafe, and generous warranty. Don't be fooled by its designation as a commercial vacuum blender — the Tribest Dynapro can be used at home as well. While its powerful motor, large container, and noteworthy vacuum blending technology makes the blender a top choice for commercial use, it works just as well for getting the job done at home. The robust 2.5 HP motor (1,865 watts) has plenty of power to get through ice, leafy greens, frozen fruits and vegetables, and more. This vacuum blender also comes with an integrated blade to chop up veggies, ice, and fruit as quickly and efficiently as possible. The container holds 64 ounces of liquid, making it a solid choice if you're trying to make enough for a family or crowd. Its vacuum blending technology is what really helps distance this Tribest blender from competitors. The blender comes with a vacuum pump, which removes extra air from inside the blending container and ultimately prevents oxidation. The pump runs on batteries and simply connects to the top of the container. Just push the button to suction out extra air. If you're concerned about the temperature of the food or beverage you're whipping up, you'll probably find the raw temperature indicator quite useful. The indicator is comprised of a star, which turns blue when the temperature inside the container is lower than 118 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature gets above that mark, the star will turn white. You can also pay attention to the changing colors if you simply need to know whether the temperature is outside of the raw range. You'll need to pay attention to the temperature if you're trying to avoid going outside of the raw range, though, because there isn't a built-in indicator. Many shoppers consider not only the price tag, but also the features and overall size. This commercial-grade blender isn't the smallest on the market. According to the Tribest website, the measurements are 9.7 inches wide, 10.6 inches deep, and 17.9 inches high. We came across one online review by a buyer who finds the wider carafe easier to clean than smaller ones. The larger top opening is another perk, as you can easily add ingredients without spilling. If height may be a factor in your kitchen, it's worth noting that the vacuum pump adds extra height when it's inserted into the top of the blender base. Pros: Powerful, commercial-grade construction, generous 15-year warranty for home use Cons: A bit loud, bulky design, pricey The best value vacuum blender Amazon From its powerful operation to its user-friendly design, the Ninja Smart Screen Blender has just as much to offer as many of its pricier competitors. One of the main reasons why this particular Ninja blender stands out in terms of overall value is that it's more than just a blender. In addition to a blender, you're also getting a food processor. For the blender, you can choose between a 72-ounce vacuum pitcher and a 20-ounce cup that's ideal for single servings. Both the pitcher and cup have Ninja's innovative FreshVac technology, which removes air before blending to create a smoother texture, richer taste, and less foam. Having enough blending power can make the difference between delicious, creamy results and ones that aren't quite there, no matter what you do. If you're searching for the best blender, you'll want to invest in one that has at least 500 watts of power, according to Allrecipes. This Ninja blender has a maximum power output of 1,400 watts. While it's not as powerful as the Tribest Dynapro, there's still plenty of power for most home blending needs. Whether you're planning on making your favorite smoothie, sauce, dips or more, the vacuum blender delivers the necessary blending power for delicious results. Ninja blenders generally stand out for their versatility and ease of use, and the Smart Screen blender is no exception. You'll find several pre-set programs for tasks such as making pizza dough, milkshakes, salsa, and more. Each program has its own unique pattern for pulsing, pausing, and speeding up or slowing down when necessary. Pros: Touchscreen display, 1,400 watts of blending power, including multiple pre-set programs Cons: Blender attachment is very tall, very sharp blender blades, not the best for making dough The best vacuum blender for smooth blending Amazon If you prefer your frozen goods to be creamy and fluid, you'll enjoy the OMorc Vacuum Blender. If you prefer your blended goods without chunks of frozen fruit or ice, you'll want to go with a blender that has enough power and performance to ensure smooth end results. With an 800-watt motor and speeds of 21,000 RPMs, this OMorc blender isn't the most powerful or fastest on the list. However, it's powerful enough to blend up frozen fruits and veggies for smooth results. If you're a fan of comparisons, 800 watts falls just below the average 875 watts of your typical garage door opener, which is still pretty powerful. Six stainless steel blades get to work chopping up leftover bits so you can enjoy creamy and smooth beverages and snacks. The blender is especially well suited for making juice thanks to its vacuum technology. Not only is extra oxygen removed from the ingredients during the blending process, but you can also store the leftovers in a vacuum up to a day after to preserve essential nutrients. According to the company, this vacuum blender releases over three times the antioxidant polyphenols and 2.5 times the amount of vitamin C compared with traditional machines. One buyer review mentions the slightly lower amount of power might mean paying a bit of extra attention to where ingredients are placed, especially if you're making a smoothie or a beverage with ice.  They suggest layering ingredients so that the softer, creamier ones meet the blade first. A few customers note that larger chunks of ice and frozen fruit may need to be chopped up a bit if you're looking for completely smooth results. Pros: Compact design, ideal for smooth blending, an affordable alternative to some more expensive blenders Cons: Not as powerful as some competitors, can get loud, some wish it handled ice better See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best blendersThe best Black Friday store sales of 201923 cool gift ideas from 'Shark Tank' that you can get from Amazon
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Walmart's ad push, WPP's in-housing gamble, IgnitionOne faces accusations
Sarah Bentham / AP Images Hi! Welcome to the Advertising and Media Insider newsletter. If you got this email forwarded, sign up for your own here. Send tips or feedback to me at lmoses@businessinsider.com. First, a last call to get your nominations in for Business Insider's upcoming lists of the rising stars of Madison Avenue and the hottest adtech companies. Click the links to read the guidelines and make a submission.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:A lawsuit over an agency that allegedly inflated its worth by $120 million reveals Walmart's earlier struggle to build an ad businessBest Buy helped kick off in-housing, and it's continuing the trend by creating all its holiday ads internallyGoogle is ramping up its pitch for a measurement tool that claims to break down walled gardens but agencies worry that it could make the tech giant more powerful
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The Amex Platinum card offers up to $100 in annual credits at Saks Fifth Avenue, and you can 'stack' other discounts to save more on your holiday shopping
Northfoto/Shutterstock The Platinum Card® from American Express offers up to $100 in credits at Saks Fifth Avenue stores each year. It's divided into two credits of up to $50 — one for January through June, and another for July to December. You can even "stack" this credit with other promotions, such as Saks discount codes and Amex Offers, to save even more and earn bonus points on your purchase. Read more personal finance coverage. In addition to offering up to $200 in Uber credits each year and up to $200 in airline incidental fee credits, the Amex Platinum card includes an annual statement credit for up to $100 for Saks Fifth Avenue purchases. The credit is broken into two parts, with up to $50 available every six months. Especially with the holidays around the corner, this benefit can help you save while shopping for gifts — you could even be able to "stack" it with other discounts or bonus points offered through Saks or Amex Offers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:I have almost 30 credit cards, and there are 5 cards I keep in my wallet at all times. Here's why.9 things to do once you have the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex to enjoy benefits like free hotel status and over $400 in statement credits6 lesser-known credit card travel benefits that can save you thousands of dollars if things go wrong on a trip
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The best wine for Thanksgiving dinner, according to a top NYC sommelier
Whether you’re fighting traffic or wrestling a bird into a roasting pan, Thanksgiving is hard work. But at least you can farm the wine pairing out to Aldo Sohm. “On Thanksgiving, I typically don’t like to pull super-complicated wines,” Sohm, who oversees the wine at Le Bernardin and Aldo Sohm Wine Bar in Midtown, tells...
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Alleged drug dealer who fled agents can’t be held on bail under new laws
A suspected drug dealer who narrowly missed a pedestrian as he drove down a Manhattan sidewalk to evade DEA agents was ordered held on bail Tuesday — but will be released from jail in less than two months under new bail-reform laws. Judge Anne Swern ordered Arfhy “Coyote” Santos held on $100,000 cash or bond...
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Password data for ~2.2 million users of currency and gaming sites dumped online
Researcher confirms data belongs to users of Gatehub and EpicBot services.
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How to cancel subscriptions on your PS4 in 2 different ways, so you don't get charged for the next billing period
Jomic/Shutterstock You cancel subscriptions on your PS4 directly on the console or on a computer.  You may want to cancel subscriptions if you do not want to pay for the next period — otherwise, your PS4 subscriptions will renew automatically.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When you sign up for a subscription service on your PS4, you will be required to put in your preferred payment method.  Whether you are looking to sign up for PlayStation Plus to play games online and get discounts, jam to some funky tunes on PlayStation Music, or stream games through the PlayStation Now application, each service will automatically renew itself. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons labSee Also:How to block or unblock someone on your PS4, and manage who's allowed to message youHow to change your avatar on a PS4, to customize your profile and better represent yourself onlineHow to report someone on your PS4 for breaking PlayStation Network rules, through their profile or your private messagesSEE ALSO: 8 affordable PlayStation 4 accessories that'll help you make the most of your console
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Prince Andrew tried to discredit the Jeffrey Epstein victim who says she had sex with the Duke of York when she was 17. His alibis don't add up.
Ian Forsyth/Getty In his long-awaited BBC interview over the weekend, Prince Andrew gave several alibis to refute the claim that he had sex with one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers when she was 17.  But many of his excuses just don't add up, and they're being torn apart by news organizations and social media users. Prince Andrew said he was unable to sweat, he was with his kids that night, and he didn't like to party. None of those claims stand to scrutiny. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  During an interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday, Prince Andrewmade several excuses to downplay their relationship and refute allegations that he had sex with one of Epstein's underage victims.  But several of those excuses — including the allegation that he and the Duchess of York never left their daughters home alone — are demonstrably false. Here are some of the excuses Prince Andrew made in the interview, and the evidence that either proves them wrong or raises serious questions about their validity.Britain's Prince Andrew answered questions about his friendship with sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein in an interview that aired Saturday on the BBC. Youtube/Newsnight Watch the full interview with the BBC. The Duke of York downplayed his relationship with Epstein and offered alibis to refute the allegation that he had sex with one of Epstein's victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, when she was 17 years old. The Daily Mail Giuffre said Epstein's girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, pressured her to have sex with the duke after partying at London nightclub Tramp in 2001. Prince Andrew said he has "no recollection of ever meeting her." Bebeto Matthews/AP See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disney just announced all of its movies through 2027 — here they all areHow Prince Andrew's voluntary decision to do a prime-time interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein has set his reputation on fire15 newspaper front pages show how the media reacted to Prince Andrew's 'car crash' interview about Jeffrey EpsteinSEE ALSO: Watch the disastrous interview Prince Andrew gave about his connection to Epstein and see why the British media is calling it 'car-crash' TV
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Republicans called Kurt Volker to testify and he promptly shut down the right wing's biggest allegation against Joe Biden
AP Photo/Susan Walsh Kurt Volker, former US special representative to Ukraine, promptly shut down the GOP's allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in testimony before Congress.  The Republicans on the Intelligence Committee called Volker as one of their witnesses in the impeachment inquiry hearings, but he almost immediately shattered their main talking point. A major GOP talking point in defending Trump against the impeachment inquiry is that he was justified in asking Ukraine to investigate what he believed to be legitimate corruption on the part of Hunter Biden. But at the very beginning of his testimony, Volker strongly denounced the allegations of corruption against the Bidens as "self-serving," "not credible," and a "conspiracy." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kurt Volker, the former US special representative to Ukraine and a witness Republicans called to testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, promptly shut down the GOP's allegations of corruption against the Bidens. Volker, who served as a diplomat in Ukraine, testified about his involvement in the Trump administration's efforts to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil-and-gas company, from 2014 to 2019.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Alexander Vindman ended his opening statement in Trump's impeachment hearing with a message to his father: 'Do not worry. I will be fine for telling the truth.'Congressional Republicans are repeating many baseless conspiracy theories in Trump's impeachment inquiry. Here's why they're all bogus.A Ukraine gas company tied to Joe Biden's son is at the center of the Trump-whistleblower scandalSEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Trump's impeachment process: What's happened, who the players are, and what comes next
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Masked Hong Kong protesters pose for portraits
Masks, umbrellas and black outfits protect protestors in Hong Kong from riot police, weapons and surveillance.
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In testy leadership debate, UK PM Johnson promises speedy Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his Brexit promises on Tuesday, saying only he could take Britain out of the European Union quickly in a testy leadership debate with opposition Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.
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Pirates’ Felipe Vazquez faces 21 new felonies after police find ‘child porn’ stash
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez is facing 21 additional charges in his ongoing sexual assault case after investigators said Tuesday they found evidence of child pornography on his phone and laptop. Vazquez, 28, was arrested in September for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 2017. Police found seven photographs and three videos of a...
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Google's Pixel phones and Nest smart home devices will be on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday — here are the best deals
  Whether you're looking for deals on Google's best smartphones or its excellent smart home devices, you'll be in luck this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A number of retailers have announced impressive discounts on Google devices — including the Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, and Nest smart speakers — for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019. Most of the deals haven't started yet, but keep an eye on this page so you can click "Add to cart" when the deals go live. We've also included a few early deals, but you may get better ones if you wait. You can check out the rest of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage on Insider Picks. Google makes some of the best smartphones and smart home devices, and luckily, many of them are going on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019. You can save on Google's latest Pixel 4 and Pixel 3a smartphones as well as the company's Nest smart speakers, smart thermostats, and security cameras at the Google Store, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, and B&H Photo. Most of the deals are not live yet, so we recommend you bookmark this page and check back on Black Friday when they go live. We have also included a few early deals, but you may get better prices if you wait until Black Friday. We'll keep updating this page as deals are announced. 10 best Google device deals for Black Friday 2019: Save $150 on the Google Home Max at Bed Bath & Beyond (available now) Save $400 on the Pixel 4 or 4 XL at Best Buy when you activate with a carrier (deal runs 11/28 to 12/2) Save $200 on the unlocked Pixel 4 or 4 XL at Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo (deal starts 11/24 to 12/2) Save $100 on the Pixel 3a or 3a XL at Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo (deal runs 11/28 to 12/2) Save $29 on the Google Home Mini at Best Buy and Walmart — get it for $19.99 (deal starts 11/28) Save $50 on the Nest Hub smart display at Target and Best Buy (deal starts 11/28) Save $80 on the Nest Hello smart doorbell at Best Buy (deal starts 11/28) Save $70 on Nest Learning Thermostats at Best Buy (deal starts 11/28) Save on Nest smart home products at Best Buy (deal starts 11/28) Save on Google Nest Smart Speakers at Best Buy (deal starts 11/28) Active Google device deals Google If you can't wait until November 28, you can get similar deals on a few of these Google devices from other retailers like Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Target. These deals are live right now, but there may be better deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Google Home Max, $249 (originally $399), Bed Bath & Beyond [You save $150] Google Home Max, $299 (originally $399), Walmart [You save $100] Google WiFi Mesh Router, $99 (originally $129), Walmart | Bed Bath & Beyond [You save $30] Google Home Mini, $25 (originally $49), Walmart | Bed Bath & Beyond [You save $24] — Wait for the price to drop to $19 at Best Buy on 11/28 Google Home, $79 (originally $129), Walmart | Bed Bath & Beyond | Target [You save $50] — Wait for the price to drop to $49 at Target on 11/28 Google Nest Hub, $99 (originally $149), Walmart | Bed Bath & Beyond | Target [You save $50] — Wait for the price to drop to $79 at Target on 11/28 Pixel 4 deal: $200 off unlocked at Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo Crystal Cox/Business Insider This deal will run from November 24 to December 2.  Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo are also offering $200 off the unlocked Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, so if you don't want to activate the phone with a new line, you'll be able to get the standard-sized Pixel 4 for $599 or the Pixel 4 XL for $699.  Unlocked Pixel 4, $599 (originally $799), Best Buy | Amazon | B&H Photo [You save $200] Unlocked Pixel 4 XL, $699 (originally $899), Best Buy | Amazon | B&H Photo [You save $200] Pixel 4 deal: $400 off at Best Buy with carrier activation Crystal Cox/Business Insider This deal will run from November 28 to December 2.  The $400 off deals come straight from Best Buy, and while you will only get the discounts with qualified activation through Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, if the conditions meet your needs then this could be an amazing deal. Even if they don't meet your needs, however, it's worth reading on for other discounts.  The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, along with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. They also offer an upgraded camera, with a dual-sensor lens and features like the new Astrophotography Mode. They're among the best phones of the year — and with these deals, they're an even better choice. Carrier Google Pixel 4, $399 (originally $799), Best Buy [You save $400] Carrier Google Pixel 4 XL, $499 (originally $899), Best Buy [You save $400] See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best online deals and sales happening nowThe best Nintendo Switch deals for Black Friday 2019The best Black Friday store sales of 2019
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