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Iran just took its boldest action yet against the nuclear deal to 'blackmail' US allies and isolate Trump
Ludovic Marin/Reuters Iran took its boldest step yet in violation of the landmark Iran nuclear deal on Monday when it announced it will begin increasing its uranium stockpile. Experts say the move is designed to respond to the US's "maximum pressure" campaign with "maximum blackmail." Iran's announcement could also deepen divisions between the US and key European allies, and one Republican congressional aide told INSIDER lawmakers are increasingly concerned US allies will "leave us out in the cold." "Iran is becoming more provocative, not less," said Ned Price, the former senior director of the National Security Council under former president Barack Obama. "America, not Iran, is the isolated party, and the path we're on only ends in conflict." Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Iran sent shockwaves through the global community when it announced on Monday that it will begin building its uranium stockpile and ramping up enrichment of low-grade uranium in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran's uranium enrichment could now reach up to 20% (weapons-grade uranium is usually 90% enriched) in the near future, with its stockpile exceeding the 300-kilogram limit agreed to under the deal. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Fox News pundits are using white supremacist language tied to 'The Great Replacement' conspiracy theorySee Also:Sajid Javid says it was 'odd' that he was blocked from attending Trump banquet and 'I don't like it'Iran's top diplomat says his country executes gay people because of 'moral principles'Republican Rep. Justin Amash steps down from the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus after calling for Trump's impeachmentSEE ALSO: Here's what's in the landmark nuclear deal that Iran is starting to walk away from amid tensions with Trump
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Chick-fil-A is now the third-largest restaurant chain in America, and McDonald's and Starbucks should be terrified
Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Chick-fil-A is now the third largest restaurant chain in America by system-wide sales, according to Nation's Restaurant News data. The chicken chain grew sales by 16.7% in 2018, reaching $10.46 billion.  Chick-fil-A moved up from the No. 7 spot on last year's Top 200 ranking, passing Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, and Subway. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chick-fil-A has whipped past rivals to become the third-largest restaurant chain in America. The chicken chain's massive growth in 2018 moved it into the No. 3 spot on the ranking of the largest restaurant chains in the US, with $10.46 billion in American systemwide sales, according to Nation's Restaurant News analysis published on Monday.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why pink Himalayan salt is so expensiveSee Also:The top 10 franchises in America in 2019Experts say these are the biggest mistakes retailers make when merging their store and online experienceTarget cash registers across America crashed for 2 hours, creating massive lines of frustrated customers in 'The Great Target Outage of 2019'SEE ALSO: Chick-fil-A's mobile sales are skyrocketing as execs say the chicken chain is entering a new tech-obsessed era
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25 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail
Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple's fascination with detail presents itself in subtle ways throughout the company's product line, from the Mac to the iPhone and Apple Watch. Here's a look at our favorite design elements that highlight the company's close attention to detail. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thoughtful design has always been at the core of Apple's product development. Steve Jobs was especially keen on making products that are clean, friendly, and above all, simple to use — a set of principles that has often separated Apple's products from the rest. "It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions," Jobs said according to the Smithsonian Magazine. Apple's attention to detail is present throughout the company's product line, from the way the case for your AirPods snaps shut to subtle flourishes in the iPhone's software. Here are our favorite design elements that highlight the company's fixation with detail.The way your AirPods case effortlessly snaps shut: Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Ever notice how the case for your AirPods snaps shut with just a subtle flick? Or how the individual buds just seem to slip into place the moment you drop the earbuds' stem into its corresponding slot? Those details were very carefully thought-out during the design process, Jonathan Ive, Apple's famed chief design officer, said in an interview with GQ. Here's what he said to the outlet in reference to Apple's approach when developing its AirPods: " There is color and form and the overall sort of architecture, but then those more difficult-to-define and concept behaviors, like the noise of a click and the force of a magnet that draws something closed. . . I mean, for example, one of the things that we struggled with was the way that the case orients the AirPod as you put them in. I love those details, that you've had no idea how fabulously we got that wrong, for so long, as we were designing and developing it."   A "breathing" sleep light: Flickr / DeclanTM Apple has a patent dating back to 2002 for a "Breathing Status LED Indicator." The patent describes a "blinking effect of the sleep-mode indicator [that] mimics the rhythm of breathing which is psychologically appealing." A smart fan that listens: Florence Fu/Tech Insider When engaging Siri on Mac laptops, Apple automatically slows the internal fan speed to better hear your voice. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How to transfer all of your contacts from one iPhone to another using iCloudThe 33 hottest video games you shouldn't miss in 2019Stop wearing your AirPods at the gymSEE ALSO: Everything we know about the new AirPods Apple could release this year
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Reports of a shooting caused chaos at the Toronto Raptors' championship parade
via Meagan Fitzpatrick/Twitter There was reportedly a shooting at the Toronto Raptors championship parade on Monday. Police say there were two victims with non-life-threatening injuries. Gun shots and reports of the shooting caused a chaotic scene, as those in attendance fled, all while the Raptors' championship speeches continued. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A chaotic scene unfolded on Monday at the Toronto Raptors championship parade, as reports of a shooting and an emergency situation sent those in attendance running. The Toronto Police Operations Twitter account reported at 2:56 p.m. ET that were reports of gunshots near Nathan Phillips Square. The Toronto Police later reported that there were two victims with non-life-threatening injuries.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: New York City is getting even more infested with rats. Here's why cities can't get rid of them.See Also:Drake is getting roasted for his awkward interview with reporters after the Raptors won the NBA championshipThe Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship, and people can't stop celebrating a player who barely stepped on the courtToronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors to win their first championship in franchise history
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An eyebrow-raising $10,000 bet was placed on the Lakers just minutes before the team traded for Anthony Davis
AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman The Los Angeles Lakers started the NBA offseason with a bang on Saturday, trading for Anthony Davis. Just minutes before news of the trade broke, somebody placed a $10,000 wager on the Lakers to win the 2020 championship at 5/1 odds. Once news of Davis' move became public, the Lakers' odds to win the 2020 championship dropped down to 3/1, making them the favorites. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Los Angeles Lakers kicked off the NBA offseason with a monster move on Saturday, trading away a plethora of young players and picks to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis. The move immediately shifted the perception of the Lakers, who after a few weeks of rough press, now looked positioned as one of the strongest teams in the West heading into the 2019-20 season.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The world's tallest mountains like Mount Everest and K2 have a 'death zone' — here's a first-hand account of what it's likeSee Also:Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors to win their first championship in franchise historyKlay Thompson appeared to injure his knee on an ugly fall, got taken off the floor, then ran back onto the court for his free throws in a wild, dramatic sceneThe Lakers' draft pick could become the key to the Anthony Davis trade saga
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This clever $60 gadget lets you control your garage door and monitor it from anywhere using an app on your phone, which is good news for safe package deliveries
Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Steven John/Business Insider When paired with its smartphone app, the Genie Aladdin Connect converts your existing garage door into a smart device that you can control remotely and monitor in real time. If you garage door opener was manufactured any time after 1993, it will be compatible with the Genie Aladdin Connect ($59.99). DIY installation will take less than an hour, though you may want to hire an electrician to make sure the job is done properly. We get a fair amount of packages delivered to our house each month. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and I've never had anything stolen, but the idea of boxes sitting there all day stills worries me at times. (And rain doesn't care how safe the area is, it will still ruin a package.)See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:This $40 clear tea kettle has every last feature you'd want, including a function that keeps water at a steady temperature for up to an hourHow to potty train your kid and all the things you need to do itWe compared Samsung's Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ to determine which phone you should buy
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How a company in Berlin is turning coffee grounds into recycled reusable cups
Kaffeeform is a Berlin-based start-up that uses coffee grounds to create reusable coffee cups. The 100% biodegradable, reusable cups are used in coffee shops and restaurants around the city. Visit INSIDER.com for more stories. Kaffeeform, a Berlin-based start-up, has been creating coffee cups from recycled coffee grounds for the past three years. With the help of courier services, the company picks up used coffee grounds from cafés all across Berlin to create these eco-friendly mugs. We learn how the founder, Julian Lechner, got started and how he makes his products. Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: Ah, coffee. It might be the very first thing you think about in the morning. But what you don't think about: all the waste that comes along with that kick of caffeine. In the US alone, 120 billion disposable coffee cups are used every year.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:We tried the Rumble boxing workouts that Justin Bieber swears byMeet Bad Bunny, the gender-bending Puerto Rican rapper taking over YouTubeHow to Play Beer Pong with Angela and Kevin from the Office
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Fighting with your partner about money? Take a look at your parents, says an author and marriage expert.
Motortion Films/Shutterstock Belinda Luscombe is an Australian-born journalist and editor-at-large at TIME Magazine. The following is an excerpt from her latest book, Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together, which covers why staying together is better for your health, your finances, your kids, and your happiness. Luscombe's own mother grew up wealthy, but her father's family struggled. She didn't understand what they saw in each other until she learned that research shows spendthrifts are drawn to tightwads to militate against their own tendencies. Some studies have shown that money is the most commonly reported squabble-starter for couples and the source of the most heated arguments. Fights about money are not just about having enough and sharing it equally; they strike at the essence of people's fears and hopes and desires. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. My mother is an heiress. The day that World War II was declared, her family moved from Belgravia in London to one of those stately homes in the English country where the address is just three words: House name, Village name, County name. In her case it was Meredith, Tibberton, Gloucestershire. My family visited it once, and as we approached, one of my brothers and I were remarking on its adorability. My mother interrupted us to note crisply that we were admiring the gardener's cottage. The house was hidden down a long hedge-lined driveway. The owners showed us around. The orangery was still there, and the walled garden, and the enormous music room. The bells downstairs had numbers corresponding to upstairs rooms, so the servants knew who had pressed the button signaling readiness for breakfast. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian have a combined net worth of $189 million. Here's how they make and spend their money.See Also:Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband are 'living apart together.' Here's why more people are pursuing that kind of relationship.The first 5 minutes of a meeting matter the most. This is exactly how you should spend them.One email I wrote brought in 100% of my clients after I started my business — here's the templateSEE ALSO: How to merge finances with your spouse, in 5 steps
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Peloton's sales are surging as it gears up for an IPO. Insiders and analysts think it may only be getting started.
Peloton Business has already been booming for Peloton. But for the maker of smart fitness equipment, the good times may only be starting to roll.  That's the word from early investors and industry analysts. In Peloton, they see a company whose business model looks less like a traditional gym equipment manufacturer and more like the ones Apple and Gillette rode to success.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Ford's delivery robot that walks on two legs like a humanSee Also:Peloton, the fitness startup with a cultlike following, could go public at an $8 billion valuation. Insiders reveal why its business seems set to explode.Now is the best time to buy an Apple WatchPITCH-DECK LIBRARY: The pitch decks that helped hot startups raise millions
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15 books you'll love if you couldn't get enough of the 'Harry Potter' series
Joe Raedle/Getty Images The "Harry Potter" books are some of the most beloved in the world, so it can be hard to figure out what to read afterwards. Harry Potter fans might appreciate books that are tangentially related, such as "The Alchemyst" about Nicholas Flamel, a character mentioned in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Other popular fantasy books include "Children of Blood and Bone," "Artemis Fowl," and the "Percy Jackson" series. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. The "Harry Potter" books are some of the most beloved in the world, so it can be hard to figure out what to read afterwards. There are still more stories from the "Harry Potter" universe in the works. Another "Fantastic Beasts" movie will hit theaters in 2021, and J.K. Rowling will release four new "Harry Potter" stories centered around different Hogwarts classes, the first two of which will arrive on June 27. If you can't wait until then and have already reread the "Harry Potter" books more times than you can count, there are plenty of other great works of contemporary fantasy to devour in the meantime. Here are 15 books you'll love if you couldn't get enough of "Harry Potter.""Artemis Fowl" by Eoin Colfer Amazon Amazon's Synopsis: "Twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous — and extremely high-tech — fairies. He kidnaps one of them, Holly Short, and holds her for ransom in an effort to restore his family's fortune. But he may have underestimated the fairies' powers. Is he about to trigger a cross-species war?" Buy it here.     "The Lightning Thief" (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan Amazon Amazon's Synopsis: "Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse — Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe." Buy it here. "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi Amazon Amazon's Synopsis: "Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good." Buy it here. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:9 of the best tips for cooking meat, according to chefsFans said they waited more than 10 hours in line for the new 'Harry Potter' coaster at Universal OrlandoA complete timeline of beauty YouTuber Jaclyn Hill's disastrous lipstick launch
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Harvard has rescinded admission to Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv over racist comments he made 2 years ago
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Parkland shooting survivor and pro-gun rights activist Kyle Kashuv said that his Harvard University admission for the class of 2023 had been rescinded.  He said his admission was revoked "over texts and comments made nearly two years ago." Kashuv apologized in May over comments he sent to friends in a Google Doc and in texts that featured racist slurs, including the N-word. The comments were made when Kashuv was 16, months before the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. Harvard would not comment on Kashuv's case, but said it "reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission" for a number of reasons. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. Parkland shooting survivor and pro-gun rights activist Kyle Kashuv said that Harvard University rescinded his admission over racist comments he made in messages that surfaced online last month. In a Twitter thread posted online on Monday, Kashuv said: "Three months after being admitted to Harvard Class of 2023, Harvard has decided to rescind my admission over texts and comments made nearly two years ago."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This stunning visualization breaks down all the ingredients in your favorite processed foodsSee Also:Elizabeth Holmes is reportedly married. Here’s a timeline of the Theranos CEO’s rise and fall, from becoming the world’s youngest female billionaire to getting charged with massive fraudUS Open champion Gary Woodland once took his pants off to hit a shot and learned a funny lesson about product endorsement6 reasons the Chase Sapphire Reserve’s high annual fee is easy to justify — and why the card is ultimately a better value than Chase's cheaper Sapphire Preferred
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Navy SEAL admiral reveals his biggest fear during planning of the bin Laden raid
Charles Dharapak/AP Images Adm. Bill McRaven was the head of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound. US intelligence identified the compound in Abbottabad in 2010 where Osama bin Laden was thought to be hiding; the SEAL Team 6 carried out the mission on May 2, 2011.  McRaven spoke of his concern that the compound, or bin Laden himself, might have been rigged with explosives. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. Just over eight years ago, SEAL Team 6 raided al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing bin Laden and propelling the elite squad to global attention. Bin Laden had been in hiding for nearly 10 years, since the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. US intelligence had been on the hunt for the Al Qaeda leader, finally identifying the compound where he and his family were living in August 2010.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Dragons and white walkers aside, you can find some real science in 'Game of Thrones'See Also:Elizabeth Holmes is reportedly married. Here’s a timeline of the Theranos CEO’s rise and fall, from becoming the world’s youngest female billionaire to getting charged with massive fraudNavy SEALs are looking into the keto diet to be even more effective on missionsRep. Dan Crenshaw claps back at critics who question his patriotism with an x-ray of his combat injurySEE ALSO: 
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Here's why reparations have suddenly become a hot button issue ahead of the 2020 presidential race
The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing this week focused specifically on the topic of reparations for black Americans. The legislation, introduced by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, would establish a commission to study the impact of slavery and lingering discrimination against black Americans, as well as propose reparation recommendations. Over the past few months, Democratic presidential candidates have been asked whether they support reparations for those impacted by the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination. 2020 hopefuls are increasingly expressing their support for Lee's bill, and putting forth policy proposals that they say would benefit black Americans.  Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. The topic of reparations for slavery has emerged as a major issue since the start of the year as Democratic presidential candidates gear up for 2020.  On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold the first hearing in more than a decade focused specifically on reparations. The legislation, introduced earlier this year by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, would establish a commission to study the impact of slavery and lingering discrimination against black Americans, as well as propose reparation recommendations.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Mount Everest is not the hardest mountain to climb — here's what makes K2 so much worseSee Also:Notre Dame is preparing to hold its first mass since April’s devastating fireA teen died after running into a burning apartment building to save a 3-year-old'Sanctuary city for the unborn': an all-male city council in Texas just voted to outlaw abortions in their town
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10 pairs of musicians you didn't know were friends
Darren Leigh Roberts/Newspix/Getty Unsurprisingly, a lot of musicians cultivate friendships with other stars in the industry. Niall Horan and Katy Perry have been friendly for years and they once even jokingly kissed at an award show. John Legend and Adam Levine were friends long before they starred on "The Voice." Ed Sheeran and James Blunt have been pals for years and they oftentimes joke about each other online and in real life. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. The music industry contains quite a few surprising celebrity friendships. And though you may not have expected it, many artist duos — including a mix of rappers, pop icons, and country singers  — have become quite friendly over the years. Here are some pairs of musicians you probably didn't know were friends. Eminem and Elton John have been friends for over a decade. Associated Press The rapper from Detroit and the British musical icon may seem like a surprising pairing, but their friendship actually goes back many years. In 2001, they performed a duet together at the Grammys. Their performance stirred up some controversy, as prior to the performance Eminem had been accused of featuring homophobic lyrics in his raps. Elton John later said on multiple occasions that he entirely disagreed with these accusations."For me, Eminem was never homophobic," he said in one video for Apple Music. "I listened to the whole of the 'Marshall Mathers' album when I drove to a show in South Hampton and I was floored by it." The two continued their friendship for the years that followed, with John later saying he helped Eminem deal with his substance-abuse problem, something John himself had talked about dealing with in the past. And, in 2017, on "The Graham Norton Show," John shared that when he and his partner entered their civil partnership, Eminem gifted them diamond-encrusted sex toys.  LL Cool J and Brad Paisley have collaborated together multiple times. Christopher Polk / Getty Images LL Cool J and Brad Paisley raised a lot of eyebrows when they teamed up on the track "Accidental Racist" in 2013. The controversial tune didn't exactly land well with many listeners and critics — but Paisley later told AZ Central that he was surprised by the backlash but he's learned from the experience and wouldn't change a thing.  The two also collaborated together on the song "Live for You" for LL Cool J's album. "I love [LL Cool J]. We're blood brothers at this point," Paisley told CMT in 2013. Katy Perry and Niall Horan's friendship perhaps dates back to "The X Factor." Lester Cohen/WireImage These two pop stars first met back in 2010 when Niall Horan first auditioned for UK's "The X Factor" — Katy Perry had been serving as a guest judge at the time. Horan made it through his audition and later rose to fame as part of One Direction. Over the years, it seems he and Perry have remained pretty friendly. The pair jokingly kissed at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. And, in 2013, he posted a selfie of he and Perry on Instagram, joking that they were engaged. The two also performed together on Australia's "The Voice" finale in 2017. "Niall's amazing, I love him, and I think we feel very connected in a way because I, like, helped him get through 'The X Factor' to join his group," Perry later said about Horan that same year.  Read More: The top pop song from the year you were born See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:10 of the worst movies to watch on a plane13 foods you shouldn't leave Paris without trying10 foods that give you vitamin B
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Meet the Air Force sergeant who's also a pro-wrestling champ in South Korea
US Air Force/Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gregory Gauntt is stationed in South Korea, where he's assigned to the 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron. When he isn't overseeing fuels knowledge operations, Gauntt has another job: heavyweight champion of the Pro Wrestling Society in South Korea. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gregory Gauntt isn't conducting operations with his unit, he's conducting body slams inside the ring. Gauntt, 33, is currently stationed in South Korea with the 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron, where he serves as a non-commissioned officer in charge of fuels knowledge operations. However, Gauntt has another persona: the heavyweight champion of the Pro Wrestling Society in South Korea. "I've always wanted to wrestle since I was a kid," Gauntt said in a post on Kunsan Air Base's website. When he was a teenager, 17-year-old Gauntt told his parents his dream of attending professional wrestling school. But after his parents told him he wasn't allowed to live with them if he pursued a career in professional wrestling, Gauntt quipped that he decided to join the Air Force.Gauntt found his opportunity to enter the wrestling scene 11 years later while working as a military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, and has since kept up with his wrestling career wherever he has been stationed. US Air Force/Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez In the seven years since Gauntt began his professional wrestling career, he has discovered parallels between the brotherhood of the military and professional wrestling. "One of the things my trainer told me is, 'There's a very military-esque vibe to wrestling.'" US Air Force/Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez Continuing to wrestle while on deployment, his wrestling persona "Ryan Oshun," who is also known as "The Jersey Devil," has grown popular in the Korean wrestling scene. US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How the Air Force's first woman fighter pilot helped inspire 'Captain Marvel'10 things about air power that the Air Force doesn't teach youHere's what a war with Iran could look likeSEE ALSO: 'When you mess one up, you die': What it takes to do one of the US military's most dangerous jobs
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A chilling report suggests the pilot on MH370 may have cut off oxygen inside the cabin, 'gently' killing the more than 200 passengers on board before crashing
Ng Han Guan/AP Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014, eventually crashing and killing all 239 on board. William Langewiesche in The Atlantic's July cover story unearthed new findings that lend credence to the theory that Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the captain on Flight MH370, purposefully crashed the flight. To crash the flight, Langewiesche suggests that Shah deprived the cabin of oxygen, which slowly and gently killed everyone outside of the cockpit.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A leading theory on why Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014 doesn't point to a hijacker, pilot error, or a mechanical failure — but, instead, the captain of the plane itself. In a meticulous new report published by The Atlantic, former national correspondent William Langewiesche gives credence to that theory.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This company turned the Model S into the first official Tesla race carSee Also:An extensive new report suggests that the missing MH370's pilot was 'clinically depressed' and purposely killed all 239 on boardThe automotive industry has not reached 'peak car' as some Wall Street analysts suggest. Here's what's really going on.Carnival slammed with a lawsuit claiming the cruise line refused to let an elderly man off the ship after he suffered a heart attack. He later died.SEE ALSO: The mystery of MH370 remains 5 years later — here are all the theories, dead ends, and unanswered questions from the most bizarre airline disaster of the century
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The 13 countries outside the US that produce the most NBA draft picks
Frank Franklin II/AP The 2019 NBA draft will be held on Thursday, June 20. Once again, NBA teams will select players from around the world, a testament to the worldwide popularity of the sport. Over the last decade, no country outside the United States has produced more NBA draft picks than Canada, but a few others are not far behind. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2019 NBA draft will be held on Thursday and, as usual, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will call the names of many players from around the world.  The number of NBA players who were born outside the United States has hovered around 25% in recent years, with 42 different countries represented on the opening-night rosters for the 2018-19 season. Read more: NBA's trend of increasing number of international players appears to be slowing down We looked back at the last 10 drafts to see which countries have the most players taken by NBA teams. Not surprisingly, Canada leads the way with the most players born outside the U.S. selected, but some might be shocked to see France is a close second.Ukraine — 5 Aaron Gash/AP Highest-drafted player: Alex Len (5th overall in 2013 to the Suns) Notable players: Len has played six seasons in the NBA, most recently signing with the Hawks as a free agent. He started 31 games in 2018-19, averaging 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Nigeria — 5 Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Highest-drafted player: Josh Okogie (20th overall in 2018 to the Timberwolves) Notable players: Okogie just finished his rookie year, starting 52 games and averaging 7.7 points per game. Festus Ezeli played three seasons in the NBA, winning a championship with the 2014-15 Warriors.  Latvia — 5 AP Photo/LM Otero Highest-drafted player: Kristaps Porzingis (4th overall in 2015 to the Knicks) Notable players: Porzingis is the most notable Lavian in the NBA, now playing for the Mavericks. Rodions Kurucs started 46 games as a rookie for the Nets after being taken in the second round of the 2018 draft. Brothers Davis Bertans (Spurs) and Dairis Bertans (Pelicans) are also in the NBA. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 2019 NBA free agent class is stacked and has the potential to alter the league — here are the best players available10 times NBA players were robbed of the MVP awardThe Lakers' draft pick could become the key to the Anthony Davis trade saga
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12 photos that show what New York, London, and other major cities almost looked like, based on old city designs
Companies like Barratt London and NetCredit found old city plans and reimagined what these cities could have looked like, had those plans been realized.  One architect, for example, wanted to turn the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco into a desalination station that would have made water from the Pacific Ocean potable.  Another architect imagined Times Square Tower in New York City as a Gothic, almost dystopian structure.  Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. Cities all over the world feature breathtaking architecture and innovative designs, but skylines and city streets could have looked very different than they do today.  Throughout history, architects have submitted alternative designs for some of the world's biggest attractions, from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to London's House of Parliament. However, since cities often went with other proposals, these designs often don't see the light of day.  But companies like Barratt London and NetCredit have unearthed a few of these alternative designs, and created renderings to reimagine what cities could have looked like, had they gone with those.  Keep reading to find out what some of the world's greatest cities could have looked like.  In 1946, real-estate mogul William Zeckendorf proposed a massive airport that would sit on top of Midtown Manhattan. Barratt London At the time LIFE magazine called it "New York's Dream Airport." This is what the Midtown airport would have looked like today, had it been built. Barratt London The airport would have covered 144 square blocks, from 24th to 71st streets and from 9th Avenue to the Hudson. The $3 billion airport was expected to be 200 feet above the ground with the runway on the roof and gates, restaurants, and lounges down below.  The narrow island between Manhattan and Queens is known as Roosevelt Island, and features a quiet neighborhood and park. But in the early 1900s, architects wanted to turn the island into a civic center. Courtesy of Barratt London Civic centers were popular in the early 20th century and part of the City Beautiful Movement, which believed that thoughtful design could "encourage civic pride and engagement." Some urban planners worried that New York didn't have a city center, so, in 1904, they planned for one on Roosevelt Island — then called Blackwell's Island — which at the time was filled with insane asylums, hospitals, and prisons.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:New Yorkers are so stressed out there are now 'public punching bags' dotted around the city9 gravity-defying building designs for people who aren't afraid of heightsI'm a Londoner who just tried SoulCycle for the first time, and I now totally understand why Americans are so obsessed with the cult spin class
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Investors are banking on rate cuts to extend the stock market's gains. Here's why their hopes could be dashed.
Carolyn Kaster/AP The stock market and the bond market have priced in multiple interest-rate cuts from the Federal Reserve this year and next.  Still, industry watchers don't think a rate cut will come in June.  Cuts have not always been positive for the stock market.  The Fed will likely hold off lowering rates until after the G20 summit, where there might be progress on trade talks between the US and China.  Read more on the Markets Insider homepage. Equity investors may have to wait until July for lower interest rates. The Federal Reserve is meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to assess the state of the US economy and decide whether to lower interest rates in what would be the first cut since 2008.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: New York City is getting even more infested with rats. Here's why cities can't get rid of them.See Also:Investor behavior has reached an extreme not seen in 15 years. Here's why that could be signaling a stock-market explosion to new highs.GOLDMAN SACHS: The music-streaming industry will nearly triple over the next 20 years. Here are the 4 dominant stocks you should buy to ride the wave.An investor crushing 98% of his competitors breaks down a contrarian stock pick built around electric cars and Russian oligarch infightingSEE ALSO: A Wall Street investment chief overseeing $26 billion breaks down why recession fears are overblown, even as the market clamors for Fed relief
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