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Giuliani Associate Says He Gave Demand for Biden Inquiry to Ukrainians

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Antonio Brown happy after marathon meeting with NFL brass
Antonio Brown’s meeting with the NFL to investigate sexual assault allegations against him lasted about eight hours, ESPN reported Friday. The free agent wide receiver is apparently happy with how it went, too. Lisa Friel, the NFL’s senior vice president and special counsel for investigations, was one of three representatives for the league at Thursday’s...
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EU bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects in 2 years
BERLIN — The European Investment Bank said Thursday that it will stop financing fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021 as part of an effort to fight climate change. The decision, which ends fossil fuel funding a year later than initially proposed, follows lengthy negotiations among European Union member states, the bank’s shareholders....
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Twitter's political ad ban will also curb ads for hot-button issues
Twitter has finally outlined how its ban on political ads will work, and it's considerably clearer -- if not as clear as some would like. When the ban takes effect on November 22nd, it'll bar ads for anything referring to candidates, parties, existi...
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Trump asks Supreme Court to block disclosure of financial records to Congress
President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a ruling that would require an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee, one of his lawyers said.
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Marie Yovanovitch, Ex-Ukraine Envoy Ousted by Trump, Says She Feels Intimidated by Him
As Ms. Yovanovitch testified, President Trump tweeted insults at her, drawing charges of witness intimidation.
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A mass Christian exodus from the Middle East would be a catastrophe
What happens in the next few weeks in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon is crucial for Mideast Christians — and the stability and pluralism of these countries and the wider region. Christianity was born in the Middle East, yet Jesus Christ’s followers there face a perilous moment. The Christian share of the population has shrunk to...
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Pokémon Sword and Shield guide: Where to find Fossil Pokémon and combinations list
Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon There’s four different kind that involve mixing and matching Continue reading…
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Neil Cavuto's favorite part of Thanksgiving is reliving old memories, even the embarrassing ones
The FNC and FBN host says he loves getting together to "reconnect and remember" with his family members, especially while looking over his dad's old family photos.
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The NFL suspended 3 in connection to the Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph’s melee, but people are appalled that the Steelers QB got off scot-free
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has handed out punishments in connection to the brawl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns at the tail end of this week's raucous "Thursday Night Football" game. Browns DE Myles Garrett was suspended indefinitely, while teammate Larry Ogunjobi will miss one game and Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey will miss three. Notably, Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph — who was indisputably at the center of the fight and arguably its catalyst — did not receive a suspension from the NFL. Talking heads and sports journalists were appalled with the NFL's decision not to punish Rudolph more severely. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Rudolph will receive a fine from the league. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The NFL has handed out punishments in connection to the brawl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns at the tail end of this week's raucous Thursday Night Football game. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, who ripped off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit him over the head with it, has been suspended without pay indefinitely and will, at minimum, be barred from gameplay for the remainder of the season.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Baker Mayfield asked Browns fans to be quieter after the noise caused brutal false start penaltyThe NFL arranged a private workout for Colin Kaepernick in front of NFL teams, and 'several' teams have shown interest in the star QBNFL POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands heading into Week 11
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How to (maybe) see the Leonid meteor shower before dawn on Monday
This year's episode of the grand meteor shower the Leonids will peak on Monday morning before dawn. The meteors are bits of debris dropping off the comet Tempel-Tuttle that intersects Earth's orbit every November. Unfortunately, it may be tough to see many shooting stars because activity this year will be low and the waning gibbous moon will shine brightly. Still, it's always fun and meditative to watch the skies. From EarthSky: In 2019, no matter where you are on Earth – and no matter when you watch, on the morning of the peak itself, or on the morning leading up to the peak – the best hours of the night for meteor-watching will be hindered by the bright moon. Those hours are between midnight and dawn, when Earth’s forward motion through space has carried your part of Earth head-on into the meteor stream. Also in 2019, there’s really no way to avoid the moon. You’ll have to find a way to work around it. Try observing in a shadow of a large structure (like a barn), or in a mountain shadow. Just try to keep the moon out of view. Let your eyes adjust to the darkness for a period, say, 15 minutes to half an hour. Just wait and watch, don’t expect too much, and see what you see. We hear lots of reports from people who see meteors from yards, decks, streets and especially highways in and around cities. But the best place to watch a meteor shower is always in the country. Read the rest
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Robert Downey Jr. is reprising his role as Iron Man on a Disney Plus animated show
Marvel Studios In an interview with Buzzfeed, Jeff Goldblum said Robert Downey Jr. will return as Iron Man in Marvel's upcoming animated "What If...?" series. The Disney Plus animated series will follow one-off "what if" scenarios if events in Marvel movies happened differently. The series won't be available to stream until 2021. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Actor Robert Downey Jr. will be back to voice Tony Stark aka Iron Man in Marvel Studios' "What If...?" — that's according to Jeff Goldblum. The MCU's inaugural hero bowed out of the universe in Joe and Anthony Russo's "Avengers: Endgame." In the movie, he met his poetic death by sacrificing himself to ensure the safety of the universe from Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his minions' threats. However, it seems like it won't be that long until fans get to see him reprise him the role — at least, this time in an animated series.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:KITH is selling Mickey Mouse Converse sneakers that are perfect for Disney lovers21 of the biggest differences between the 'Lady and the Tramp' remake and the animated movieThe best and worst original TV shows and movies you can watch on Disney Plus
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Camila Cabello, Keke Palmer and Ezra Miller shine at Time 100 Next Gala
Hollywood's most influential rising stars showed up in style.
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Twitter makes its political ad ban official
The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly simple — perhaps too simple. No political content as they define it may be promoted; Candidates, parties, governments or officials, PACs, and certain political nonprofit groups are banned from promoting content altogether.
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Kavanaugh gets emotional, thanks friends, justices in first public speech since confirmation
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh received a warm reception inside the annual Federalist Society gala Thursday night in Washington, D.C. — but, outside, protesters shouted "Impeach Kavanaugh" with a large screen replaying accuser Christine Blasey Ford's congressional testimony.
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Taylor Swift’s ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ is a boring ‘Memory’ copycat
This "Cats" song falls flat.
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Jill Zarin ‘very surprised’ by where Luann de Lesseps ended up
"You know, she projected one way, but we're all hypocrites, let's be honest...we're all hypocrites."
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Pennsylvania man killed after receiving threats from ex-wife
In this week's "48 Hours," a Pennsylvania man repeatedly told friends and local police his life was being threatened by his ex-wife. In July 2012, Frank Spencer was found shot to death at his own front door. No one was able to stop it. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant has the story.
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Brazilian F1 Grand Prix 2019 Qualifying: Results, Times from Friday's Practices
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets ahead of team-mate Charles Leclerc in Friday practice for the 2019 Brazilian F1 Grand Prix in which both sessions ended prematurely ...
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My podcast interview with John Hodgman
I interviewed the delightful John Hodgman about some of his favorite tools, and I learned many good tips from him (especially how to reverse sear a steak). As you probably know, John is a writer, performer, former PC, once the resident expert on the Daily Show, and now the author of two books of non-fake facts and true stories from his life, Vacationland and Medallion Status. You can find him at Twitter @hodgman and on Instagram @johnhodgman. Here are the links to the tools he talks about. Image: Courtesy John Hodgman Read the rest
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Crowdfunding to help science fiction great Mike Resnick pay off the medical bills from a near-death experience
Mitch Wagner writes, "Talented and prolific science fiction writer and editor Mike Resnick, who has written extensively over the course of a long career about colonialism and its legacies, with a particular focus and love for Africa, has had a near-death experience and started a GoFundMe to pay off his medical expenses. I'm a huge fan of Resnick, particularly his novel Santiago and African stories, and I'm saddened to learn about this." Resnick's crowdfunder is nearly at its goal -- $27k out of $30k as of this writing -- but this is an important reminder of the urgency of Medicare for All. America is a country where even very successful artists who don't start out rich can have all they've worked for stripped away in an instant by a freak medical occurrence. Resnick is just one of many beloved artists in this situation, and crowdfunding is not a sustainable solution. I chipped into Mike's fund, but I'm also continuing to give money to the two Medicare for All candidates for the Democratic party in the 2020 presidential election: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Mike unfortunately spent most of the first half of 2019 in the hospital. At the start of the year he fell twice for some (then) unknown reason, the second time being unable to get up. Carol, his wife, had to call 911 and it was determined that he had pneumonia and acute idiopathic pericarditis. In three days he had 30 pounds of fluid drained from around his heart and lungs. Read the rest
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FSU Head Coach Rumors: Seminoles Not Pursuing Bob Stoops for Vacant Position
Florida State has reportedly removed former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops from its list of coaching candidates after speaking with his representatives...
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The 40-day GM strike cost the automaker nearly $3 billion — and BAML says Fiat Chrysler is most at risk of a future walkout
Reuters The United Auto Workers union is using its improved contract with General Motors to boost conditions with other automakers, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts said Fiat Chrysler faces the greatest risk of a prolonged strike. Of FCA's UAW workforce, 59% are in-progression employees and 13% are temporary workers. Both groups of employees gained several contract improvements following a 40-day strike with GM. A strike with FCA would "materially increase costs" and could "shrink" the automaker's labor advantage over Ford and GM, the analysts wrote. Watch FCA trade live here. The United Auto Workers union is using its improved contract with General Motors to boost conditions at other automakers, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces the greatest risk of a prolonged strike, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote Friday. The 40-day strike between UAW and GM cost the company nearly $3 billion and even weighed on US factory output through October. Union members began negotiations with Ford after ratifying a new contract with GM.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Meet Stephen Miller, the 34-year-old White House adviser who's being called to resign after leaked emails showed him sharing white supremacist linksMeet Roger Stone: One of Donald Trump's most loyal supporters, who was found guilty of obstructing the Russia investigationTwo students were killed in a school shooting in Los Angeles on Thursday — here are 5 countries that have taken radical steps to eliminate firearm deaths
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South Korea agreed to pay $70 million more to host US troops this year — now Trump wants them to pay billions more
AP via South Korean Defense Ministry The US is pushing South Korea to pay more to support the US military presence on the peninsula, less than a year after Seoul agreed to increase its host-nation financial contribution. Trump administration officials have argued that since South Korea is a wealthy nation, it can afford to pay more, but experts say the demands and ongoing negotiations are likely to strain US forces there and alienate South Korea. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is turning up the heat on South Korea to increase how much it is contributing in host-nation support, a move that comes after South Korea already boosted its financial contribution in host-nation support earlier this year. Esper, who is in Seoul, said Friday that South Korea "is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense." There are more than 28,000 US troops based in South Korea.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 3 reasons why North and South Korean reunification is unlikelySee Also:The Democratic presidential candidates aren't talking about the policies they'll actually have power to changeUkrainians have mixed feelings about Trump's 'quid pro quo'A big element of US power is missing from Trump's Syria policySEE ALSO: South Korea just unveiled a mock-up of its cheaper alternative to the F-35, but the program is still facing problems
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11 important things veterinarians want every cat owner to know
iStock There are many common misconceptions about proper cat care. You should be brushing your cat's teeth regularly as it's common for animals to experience dental issues. Veterinarians have said it's not normal or healthy for cats to cough up hairballs. No cats are 100% hypoallergenic cats, but some low-shedding breeds are better for allergy sufferers. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  Whether you're dreaming of adopting a cat or are already surrounded by a squad of feline friends, it's important to know that caring for kitties isn't always straightforward. Everything from a healthy diet to proper grooming contributes to keeping a cat happy, but there are some common misconceptions and dangerous habits that might thwart your best attempts to care for your pet.  Insider consulted with veterinarians to spotlight some key things that every cat owner should know. One litter box per cat is not enough. iStock If your cat is prone to having accidents around the house, they may just need an additional litter box.  Amanda Landis-Hanna, a veterinarian with PetSmart Charities, told Insider that solving the problem could be as easy as placing another litter box in the right spot. "You should always have more litter boxes than you do cats. For example, if you have one cat, make sure you have at least two litter boxes," said Landis-Hanna.    "Free-feeding" your cat isn't healthy. iStock Veterinarian Sara Ochoa told Insider that you shouldn't refill your cat's food bowl whenever they want or leave out un-portioned food for them to graze on throughout the day.  "By free-feeding your cat, you're increasing the likelihood that they will get fat. Always measure your cat's food and give them the appropriate amount," said Ochoa.  If you're concerned that your work or social life may prevent you from making it home in time to feed your cat on schedule, investing in an automatic feeder can ensure your kitty isn't left with a growling belly … or an unhealthily pudgy one. There's no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic cat. saulgranda/Getty Images It may be heartbreaking news to animal-loving allergy sufferers, but there are no cat breeds that are completely hypoallergenic.  People who are allergic to cats are not actually allergic to their fur, but to a protein in their saliva, skin, and urine. That protein is transferred to the fur when a cat grooms itself. Fluffier breeds tend to shed more, spreading that protein-laden fur around and making them more likely to trigger an allergy attack in sufferers. Fortunately, there is hope.  "Though no cat is fully hypoallergenic, you can consider getting a cat that doesn't shed much, or even a hairless cat like a Sphynx," said Landis-Hanna.  Some other low-shedding cat breeds include Siberian, Russian Blue, Bengal, and Burmese cats, according to Blue Cross for Pets. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Inside the world's biggest Starbucks, a magical 'coffee theme park' with five floors18 times musicians trashed their own songs8 slang words from the last decade that we can't stand
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Marie Yovanovitch admits Obama admin prepped her on Hunter Biden before her confirmation
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday that she had been prepped by the Obama administration about Hunter Biden’s job on Burisma’s board of directors before her Senate confirmation, as Republicans pushed Chairman Adam Schiff to allow their questions about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. In response to questions from...
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Marie Yovanovitch says she never met or talked to Hunter Biden
During the second day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was questioned about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden and his role on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas firm. Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma from 2014 to 2019.
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How Irish hurling came to the US
Ahead of a big game, what is this ancient Irish sport that's finding new popularity in America?
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Democrats Could Gain At Least 2 House Seats Under New N.C. Redistricting Plan
The plan follows a ruling by a state court last month that said North Carolina Republicans, who control the legislature, had unfairly disadvantaged Democrats.
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Devin Nunes congratulates Marie Yovanovitch on her "performance"
Before questioning former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during the second day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee took a swipe at the Democrat-led proceedings. California Congressman Devin Nunes said Yovanovitch "graduated" from "secret" depositions, and he congratulated her on her "performance."
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Huawei’s foldable Mate X finally hits the market after five months of delays
For now it's only in China, but the market's second major foldable is finally out.
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Wendy's was named after a real redheaded girl who wore pigtails. Here's how the fast-food chain got its name.
Wendy's Wendy's was founded by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969. He named the chain after his daughter, Melinda "Wendy" Thomas.  In a company blog post on Friday, the original Wendy recounted how her father decided to open a restaurant with her as the main character associated with the brand.  "My mom made my blue and white dress and she stuck my hair up in pigtails," Wendy wrote. "And, boy, did I cry. It hurt. Then she stuck those pipe cleaners in there. We sat in front of the photographer for what felt like five or six hours." Here's how the iconic fast-food chain got its name and face. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The face of the Wendy's brand has its origins in reality. Wendy's was founded by Dave Thomas in in 1969. When it came to deciding what to call the chain, he tried out the names of all five of his children before he settled on the nickname for his daughter, Melinda, which was Wendy. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Applebee's made the best comeback of 2018. Here's how the restaurant chain turned around.See Also:I tried keto meals from 5 fast-food chains and found there was a huge variety in what you can getNike, Under Armour, McDonald's, and Gap have all announced CEO departures. Here's the next generation of CEOs tasked with saving the retail industry.I ate chicken nuggets from 6 fast-food chains, and the best were also the cheapestSEE ALSO: Wendy's is giving away free food in honor of its 50th birthday — here's how to get some
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Americans drop their phones at least four times a week
Hold onto your phones – according to new research, one in three Americans currently have a crack in their phone’s screen. The constant threat of dropping our phones and cracking the screen – or worse – is leaving many of us with a bit of “Phone-xiety.” A new study of 2,000 Americans found that over...
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Congressional Republicans have become a vehicle for conspiracy theories about Trump's impeachment inquiry. Here's why they're all bogus.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has officially moved into its public phase, and witnesses are beginning to testify in open session before the House Intelligence Committee. But the hearings have also provided Republican lawmakers and committee counsel with platforms to repeat many baseless conspiracy theories about Democrats and alleged Ukrainian election interference. The entire impeachment inquiry centers around the false claim that Hunter Biden committed corrupt activity in Ukraine and that Joe Biden, in his capacity as vice president, tried to cover it up.  Trump and GOP representatives have also baselessly claimed that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election to benefit the Democratic Party, and that Democrats conspired to obtain nude pictures of Trump. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has officially moved into its public phase, and witnesses are beginning to testify in open session before the House Intelligence Committee. But the hearings have also provided Republican lawmakers and committee counsel with platforms to repeat many baseless conspiracy theories about their Democratic rivals and alleged election interference with Ukraine. 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:Trump attacked Marie Yovanovitch as she testified about learning she was fired while honoring an assassinated corruption activistWho's scheduled to publicly testify next in Trump's impeachment hearings9 times Trump and the people around him have put national security at riskSEE 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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Trade deal hopes propel Wall Street to fresh record highs
Wall Street's main stock indexes hit record highs on Friday, fueled by fresh optimism over a potential calming of U.S.-China trade tensions and by a strong forecast from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials.
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WRAPUP 3-U.S. retail sales rise modestly; factory output tumbles
U.S. retail sales rebounded moderately in October although consumers did cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items like furniture and discretionary spending, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season.
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Marie ​Yovanovitch says attacks have had a "chilling effect" on diplomats
During the second day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told Democratic Congresswoman Terri Sewell her experience has sent a chill through the diplomatic ranks of the State Department.
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The Rock surprised fans with a first look at the DC character he's playing in his first-ever superhero movie. Here's how the highest-paid actor in Hollywood makes and spends his millions.
Rich Polk/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson confirmed the release date for his first superhero movie via Instagram on Thursday, sharing concept art of him as Black Adam by DC Comics' Jim Lee. The movie is set to hit theaters on December 22, 2021. Forbes named him the world's highest-paid actor this year, estimating that he's collected about $89.4 million in earnings between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's official: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the highest-paid actor in the world, is starring in his first-ever superhero movie. Johnson took to Instagram to share the first look at concept art of him as the DC antihero Black Adam, revealing the release date (December 22, 2021) for the movie of the same name. As Business Insider's Travis Clark reported, the project has been years in the making — The Rock first revealed that he'd been cast as Black Adam back in 2014, and rumors about his negotiations with Warner Bros. for a superhero flick go as far back as 2012. While Johnson has no shortage of blockbuster hit movies, the upcoming DC movie will undoubtedly boost his earnings higher than ever. The Rock ranked No. 15 on Forbes' 2019 list of the world's highest-paid celebrities, topping the list of the highest-paid actors in the world. According to Forbes, the former WWE star earned $89.4 million over the course of the year. He's been called a movie "franchise unto himself." One of the hardest-working people in show business, Johnson stars in blockbuster movies and TV shows, runs his own production company, and gets a few extra bucks from endorsements. Yet the actor also knows how to enjoy himself and spend his hard-earned cash in his downtime. Here's how The Rock made and spends his millions.Forbes named Johnson the world's highest-paid actor for 2019, putting his annual earnings at $89.4 million. The former wrestler works hard for his millions. Sergi Alexander/Getty Source: Forbes Johnson is a box-office juggernaut. Past successes have led to him commanding bigger pay days for upcoming films. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV A few recent hits include: "Rampage" (2018): grossed $428 million worldwide "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017): grossed $962 million worldwide "The Fate of the Furious" (2017): grossed $1.24 billion worldwide Source: Forbes His most recent film, "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," was released in August. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" has brought in an estimated $758 million worldwide. Source: Forbes, IMDb See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:7 nannies who work for the rich and powerful share one thing they wish their bosses knew — but would never tell them13 countries that have only one billionaireA 'Friends' reunion special is in the works. Here's how Jennifer Aniston, one of the iconic sitcom's stars, makes and spends her $200 million fortune.SEE ALSO: Tiger Woods staged one of the biggest sports comebacks ever at the Masters — here's how he spends his millions and lives his life off the course DON'T MISS: Conor McGregor just claimed he's a billionaire in an Instagram post — but the numbers likely don’t check out. Here's how the UFC fighter makes and spends his fortune, from Lamborghinis and yachts to outrageous designer suits
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Every tool box needs a pair of screw removal pliers
A screw with a stripped head can be difficult to remove. There are a number of ways to remove screws with stripped heads. Lifehacker has a nice article on this subject. My favorite method of removing a stuck/stripped screw is with a pair of screw removal pliers. They bite into the exposed sides of the screw head and you can twist the screw loose, then finish the job with a screwdriver. It's also a nice brute-force workaround for tamper-proof screw heads. This is the kind of tool you want to have in your toolbox now, instead of having to run out and buy one when it's needed. If the screw is really stuck, you risk breaking the head off the screw. If that happens, all is not lost. You can try to drill a small hole into the center of the screw shaft and pull out the screw with a screw extractor. Read the rest
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Protests Erupt in Iran as Fuel Prices Are Abruptly Raised
The timing of the announcement suggested an urgent scramble to fill a budget gap caused partly by severe American sanctions.
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Where Sarah Stiles buys all of her Christmas gifts in NYC
She shoots Showtime’s “Billions” by day and stars in Broadway’s “Tootsie” at night, so Sarah Stiles makes the most out of whatever free time she has. The actress, who puppeteered Lucy the Slut in Broadway’s “Avenue Q,” arrived here in 1999 fresh from rural New Hampshire. “I started off on the Upper West Side and...
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Roger Stone found guilty of 7 criminal charges
A jury convicted U.S. President Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, finding the long-time Republican operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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An expert in fraternity hazing deaths says coddling parents are part of the problem
Steve Helber/AP Five young men have died in incidents that appear to be connected to fraternities at colleges across the country so far this fall. Hank Nuwer, a journalist who has been compiling a database on fraternity deaths for decades, believes over-indulgent parents are partly to blame for a recent uptick in dangerous behavior. "Parents want to show their love by giving everything — everything but old-fashioned lessons in self-restraint," he told Insider. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hank Nuwer, a journalism professor at Franklin College, has kept a database on fraternity-related deaths dating back to the 1800s. It shows a pattern of alcohol becoming a problem at fraternities in the 1960s and 1970s, when states started raising the drinking age to 21.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:There have been 5 fraternity deaths this school year alone, but little is being done to curb dangerous frat behaviorThe New Zealand man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane after a Tinder date said he arranged another date while she lay dead next to himItaly now requires car seat alarms to prevent hot-car deaths in children, and the US may follow suit
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Black hole spit a star out of the Milky Way
When you look up at the night sky you see a lot of stars that, in relation to our own planet, haven’t moved a whole lot in a very, very long time. But some of the stars in our home galaxy aren’t so lucky and astronomers recently identified one, in particular, that is absolutely speeding...
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The Best Original Shows on Disney+—And the Worst
Overwhelmed by Disney+? We watched every new original program. Here's what to watch and what to skip
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Brazilian GP: Sebastian Vettel top as Kubica crashes in Brazil practice
Sebastian Vettel leads Charles Leclerc to a Ferrari one-two in an incident-packed second practice session at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Draymond Green '100 Percent' Thinks Warriors Win 2019 Title with Klay Thompson
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is confident the Dubs would have defeated the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals if Klay Thompson didn't suffer a torn ACL in Game 6...
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Day 2, Part 5: Devin Nunes and Steve Castor question Marie Yovanovitch
California Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and Steve Castor, senior investigative counsel for Republicans on the panel, questioned former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during the second day of public impeachment hearings. Watch the full line of questioning.
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How to Raise an Optimistic Child
Our kids are growing up during a totally bonkers time, politically speaking. And we’ve manage to cultivate one crisis after another that they will have to contend with—the opioid epidemic, the rising suicide rate, mass shootings, the destruction of our planet; I could go on. It doesn’t always feel like there’s much to…Read more...
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