5 things to know for July 19: Politics, Iran, Ebola, Boeing 737 Max, heat

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
Load more
Go to source
unread news (Demo user)
unread news (Demo user)
Why Dolly Parton is the queen of country
Dolly Parton’s insurgency into the television landscape began in 2015 with the NBC holiday movie “A Coat of Many Colors,” based on the lyrics to Parton’s song of the same name and amounted to a biopic of the singer’s poverty-stricken rural childhood in the Great Smoky Mountains. It was a hit (no surprise) and launched...
9 m
New York Post
Fantasy football: Players to start, sit for NFL Week 12
The Post’s Drew Loftis evaluates all the relevant fantasy football news ahead of Week 12 of the NFL season. Big Weeks Carson Wentz QB, Eagles, vs. Seahawks (FanDuel $7,300/DraftKings $5,600) Seattle has allowed the fifth-most passing yards, including more than 330 in two of its past three games. A West Coast team playing at 1...
9 m
New York Post
Billionaire Mark Cuban is the new owner of the domain ''
Jin S. Lee Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban, who is known for his role as an investor on the show "Shark Tank," bought the domain Friday in an auction for an undisclosed price, The New York Times reported. The investor made the purchase on a whim "to make sure someone didn't do something crazy with it," he told The Times. Talmage Cooley, the site's previous owner, told The Times he emailed Cuban about the auction days before it was set to close, and the billionaire investor made an offer a few minutes later. "I'm glad that somebody in the US bought it, as opposed to a Russian counter-democracy organization," Cooley told The Times. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. has an unlikely new owner — billionaire businessman Mark Cuban. Cuban, who is known for his role as an investor on the show "Shark Tank," bought the domain Friday in an auction for an undisclosed price, The New York Times reported.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:The best streaming sticks and devicesPOWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nomineeI bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having oneSEE ALSO: Mark Cuban thinks Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra is 'a big mistake'
Business Insider
Chaos erupts outside Queens mall as fights break out between teens
A wild melee involving groups of teens erupted outside the Queens Center Mall on Friday afternoon, resulting in four injuries and one arrest, police said. The chaos broke out about 1:30 p.m. after roughly 200 teens acting up inside the Elmhurst shopping hub spilled out onto the street and started brawling. Mall security called for...
New York Post
'Insect apocalypse' driven by light pollution, scientists reveal
Insects, which pollinate flowers and break down waste, are crucial.
FOX News - powered by FeedBurner
Faf de Klerk: Pants, coffee and Shrek: Q&A with South Africa's World Cup winner
Faf de Klerk, South Africa's World Cup-winning scrum-half, talks pants, coffee, Shrek and a special homecoming.
BBC Sport - Sport
Sterling Shepard’s risky decision is his to make
Why take the risk? That’s easy for me to ask of Giants receiver Sterling Shepard, who was cleared from the concussion protocol Friday afternoon and is expected to play against the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. But it was Shepard, not me, who signed a $41 million contract extension in April that’s paying him...
New York Post
Winter weather causes causes headaches for early Thanksgiving travelers
Millions of Americans will be hitting the road for Thanksgiving. But many will have to face snow and rain before the holiday. Adriana Diaz reports.
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
OnePlus discloses data breach, less than two years after the last one
Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge OnePlus has suffered a data breach: the company says an “unauthorized party” accessed some customers’ order information. In a statement, OnePlus says some customer names, contact numbers, emails, and shipping addresses “may have been exposed,” but also that “all payment information, passwords and accounts are safe.” The company began notifying affected customers today. In an FAQ, the company says the breach was discovered last week, and that it has “inspected our website thoroughly to ensure that there are no similar security flaws.” That suggests the breach happened through the OnePlus website, perhaps the online store, rather than its phones. The company said that it took “immediate steps to stop the intruder and reinforce security”... Continue reading…
The Verge
A Call to ‘Fox & Friends’
After two weeks of marathon impeachment hearings, President Trump responded on live TV.
NYT > Home Page
21 things you didn't know about Ariana Grande's record-breaking Sweetener World Tour
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Ariana Grande Ariana Grande will wrap up her nine-month Sweetener World Tour in December. The tour has been her biggest ever, earning Grande $80 million and surpassing her previous tours' worldwide totals before it was even halfway done. Insider spoke with LeRoy Bennett, Grande's creative director and tour production designer, as well as lighting director Jason Baeri about the process of creating the elaborate show. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ariana Grande will perform her last show for the Sweetener World Tour in December, wrapping up nine months and 102 shows that included headlining sets at Coachella and Lollapalooza. The tour has been Grande's biggest ever, earning Grande $80 million and surpassing her previous tours' worldwide totals — before it was even halfway through, according to Billboard. The visuals, vocals, and overall experience have been praised by critics and recently earned her an AMAs nomination for tour of the year. Insider spoke with LeRoy Bennett, Grande's creative director and tour production designer, as well as lighting director Jason Baeri about the process of creating the elaborate show. Keep reading to see 21 fun facts and behind-the-scenes secrets.Grande was extremely involved — and extremely decisive — throughout the design process. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG "She's very black and white. She's either absolutely over the moon, loves something, or she really hates it. So you always know where you stand with her," Bennett told us. "It's an interesting, evolving process with her." He added: "Initial ideas — without getting into exactly what she was thinking — but I'd send something to her, and she'd say, 'I hate that. Don't ever show me that again' [laughs]. She obviously had something in her mind, but she just couldn't get it out yet." The tour aesthetic was intended to be "ethereal," "abstract," and "spacious." Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Ariana Grande "I refer to her as a little space fairy sometimes, because she's a little like a fairy [laughs]. Not in a bad way," Bennett told us. "And so when I imagine the world that she lives in on stage it is very ethereal, and at turns abstract." "Also, the world that she lives in — we try to keep things not overly complicated, where it's more of an installation art piece, versus a lot of over-the-top flashy things," he continued. "It's a lot more elegant, in a way. But it's young and fresh in the same breath." Bennett also described the show as "light, airy, and spacious." The entire tour design was built around the idea of a sphere. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Ariana Grande Bennett told Insider that Grande came to him with the idea of a sphere, which she associates with "the universe" and femininity. "That is the inspiration that triggered the whole design," Bennett said. "I thought, okay: sphere. And then just picked up the ball and ran with it." The show's design is centered on two spherical objects: a hemisphere behind the stage, and a large orb that's lowered for certain songs in the middle of the pit. It also features a wavy, circular runway that loops around the pit and connects back to the stage on the other side. "Any time you go out into the audience, I find it boring if you have to go back the same way you came out," Bennett said. "And it was also curvy because I was trying to keep everything from being too harsh and hard and angular. Keep things soft and feminine." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Jimmy Kimmel quizzed Billie Eilish on her music knowledge, and the 17-year-old didn't know who Van Halen or Run-DMC were: 'What is that?'31 celebrities who had a remarkable 2019Scooter Braun finally spoke out about his feud with Taylor Swift, and urged her to talk with him: 'People need to communicate'
Business Insider
Winter weather a headache for early Thanksgiving travelers
More than 55 million Americans plan to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Google Employees Protest to Fight for the 'Future of Tech'
A group of 200 Googlers gathered outside the company's San Francisco office Friday as tensions between management and employee activists show no sign of letting up.
Slain university student's roomate denied bail
The roommate of a slain 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student was denied bond Thursday after it was found she planned to leave the state. - RSS Channel
California Cannabis Awards Hand Out Top Honors To Industry Leaders And Brands For 2019
From top dispensary to top brand, and more, the annual awards identify the innovators in the cannabis industry.
Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.
Canadian official's critique of 737 MAX software reflects 'working-level' view: regulator
An email sent by a Transport Canada official urging Boeing to remove an anti-stall system involved in two 737 MAX crashes reflects "working-level discussions" and were not reviewed by the Canadian regulator, the agency said on Friday.
Amazon reportedly restricted partners at its New York conference from mentioning competitors like Microsoft and Google (AMZN)
Amazon At a conference in New York in July, Amazon Web Services restricted participating companies with booths from mentioning competitors like Microsoft and Google, the New York Post's Nicolas Vega reported. Partners are also being told not to use phrases like "multi-cloud," "any cloud," or "every cloud," which suggest that customers can use other clouds in addition to AWS, CRN's Brendan Foye reported. Read more on Business Insider's homepage. Amazon Web Services is reportedly cracking down on letting its partners even mention that cloud computing services from other providers exist. At its New York conference in July, Amazon reportedly blocked partners with booths from mentioning its competitors like Microsoft and Google Cloud, the New York Post's Nicolas Vega reported.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Google just bought a startup that was once a key part of Microsoft's cloud strategyPolitical pressure and competition with prospective customers could force Amazon to spin off its multibillion-dollar cloud business, analyst saysHere are the power players at Amazon and Microsoft who will play a key role in their battles over the government cloud market, which could be worth $100 billionSEE ALSO: The CEO of developer startup Sentry explains the huge change it made to its business to prevent Amazon and other startups from profiting off its code
Business Insider
Authorities arrest 13-year-old with alleged school shooting plot
Authorities arrested a 13-year-old boy and seized an assault-style rifle in connection with a reported threat at Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Former San Diego sheriff's captain, four others indicted in connection with illegal gun sales
Former San Diego sheriff's captain, four others indicted in connection with illegal gun sales
Exclusive: CEO of Ukraine State Gas Firm Preparing to Testify in Giuliani Probe
The CEO of Ukraine’s state gas company, Naftogaz, is ready to give evidence in a U.S. federal investigation that is reportedly probing the business dealings of Rudy Giuliani, the CEO said in an exclusive interview on Friday. “I will with a high likelihood be invited to testify in this case,” Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev told…
TIME - powered by FeedBurner
Australia v Pakistan: first Test, day three – live!
Updates from the third day of play at the GabbaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 11.27pm GMT In the meantime, our friends across the Ditch are making a decent fist of resistance against Olde Englande. Niall McVeigh has you covered on the late shift from London if you’d like to keep up to date there. And much later today, the pink-ball Test from Kolkata will resume with Virat Kohli at the crease against Bangladesh. It’s a big Test week. Related: New Zealand v England: first Test, day three – live! 11.24pm GMT Here is the wires report from last night to summarise the second day’s play, should you need a refresher. Related: Centurion David Warner clicks with Joe Burns as Australia take control of first Test Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Facebook confirms facial recognition app, says it was only for internal use
Facebook created a facial recognition smartphone app for internal use that was reportedly able to recognize Facebook users and their friends.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Sasha Baron Cohen: Facebook would have let Hitler buy anti-Semitic ads
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen criticises the social media giant's stance on freedom of expression.
BBC News - Home
C.D.C. Issues E. Coli Warning on Romaine Lettuce Ahead of Thanksgiving
At least 28 people have been hospitalized after being infected by E. coli linked to the Salinas, Calif., region.
NYT > Home Page
Vilsack expected to endorse Biden on Saturday in Iowa
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who was the longest-serving Cabinet secretary in the Obama administration, is poised to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Saturday, four Iowa Democrats familiar with the matter tell CNN.
Mexico urges U.S. Congress not to let politics impede trade deal approval
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday urged U.S. lawmakers not to allow politics to hold up the approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal.
Mexico's economy minister tries to dispel concerns over labor reform
Mexico's Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said Friday that U.S. representatives should not be concerned that Mexico can implement its labor reform as the United States still has to approve a trade deal.
Bolton claims White House froze his Twitter account
Former national security adviser John Bolton said in a tweet that the White House barred him from his own Twitter account after he left the administration and suggested it acted out of concern about what he might say. Bolton's tweet directly contradicts comments that Trump made to Fox News that the White House did not freeze Bolton's account. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Syracuse students have been besieged by racist attacks, and more than a dozen told us they're scared and angry with the school's tepid response
Maranie Staab/Reuters Protests erupted at Syracuse University earlier this month after a rash of racist incidents at the upstate New York campus. Insider spoke to more than 15 students about the issue, and while most said they were indeed scared, their main issue was how the administration was addressing their concerns. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. SYRACUSE, New York — A virus has been spreading across the Syracuse University campus. It started on November 8, when students living on the sixth floor of Day Hall woke up to see the N-word scrawled on the mirror of their bathroom. A few days later, a student looked out the window of their off-campus apartment building and saw a swastika drawn in the fresh snow. That same day, someone wrote "glory hole fer Asians" next to a small divot in the wall of the physics building.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:'Sexual racism' is a major problem on queer dating apps like Grindr, and it may be causing depression in black menAnti-racist protesters at Syracuse University brought the chancellor to his knees, but now they want his headA white supremacist manifesto was AirDropped to students' phones during late night studying at Syracuse University, according to campus security
Business Insider
‘Tuesday Afternoon Impeachment’ Is as Big as ‘Monday Night Football’
TV’s impeachment drama is drawing big ratings, but a Democratic debate on MSNBC sank to a viewership low.
The New York Times
It’s Not Just Flooding in Venice. Here’s How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites Everywhere
Venice is reeling from the worst flooding the city has experienced in 50 years, the city is “on its knees,” Venetian Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted as water submerged much of the the famous historical city. The floods penetrated Saint Mark’s Basilica, a 1,000 year old church that is considered to be one of the finest…
TIME - powered by FeedBurner
Fantasy football: Jets’ Ryan Griffin is a worthy tight end audible
Plans are important. You identify a goal, then lay out the steps you believe are required to obtain that goal. You form a strategy, a plan, to succeed. Sometimes that plan works, sometimes it doesn’t. Which is also why you need to be pliable enough to alter that plan when necessary. Sort of like how...
New York Post
Everything the Cybertruck looks like, according to the internet
Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck, Tesla’s handsome new machine, in all its angular glory. It’s a very cool car, but that doesn’t mean the internet isn’t going to poke fun at how utterly weird it looks. If you can count on Twitter and Reddit for nothing else, you can count on it for that. Naturally, we took our own potshots here at TNW when we saw this thing. My colleague Callum Booth coined the lovely phrase “fascist Toblerone” to describe the shape, which isn’t that far off. My other colleague Napier Lopez compared it to the Batmobile, also apt. I’d say it… This story continues at The Next Web
The Next Web | International technology news, business & culture
Barr’s Legal Views Come Under Fire From Conservative-Leaning Lawyers
A speech by Mr. Barr last week, in which he argued that Mr. Trump had never overstepped his authority, so alarmed a group of lawyers that they felt compelled to push back publicly.
NYT > Home Page
Gigantic tsunami pushed boulders as heavy as tanks inland, scientists say
A gigantic and powerful tsunami with 49-foot waves that tossed boulders as heavy as tanks inundated Oman about 1,000 years ago, scientists say.
FOX News - powered by FeedBurner
Damon Dash explodes on lawyer during lawsuit deposition
"I’mma ruin you as a lawyer, you’ll never be a lawyer again, I bet you!"
New York Post
U.S. warns: Don't eat romaine lettuce from Salinas, California
Food poisonings in 16 states have led investigators to farms in Salinas as possible source of E. coli contamination
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
NYPD transit cops target ‘Subway Therapy’ Post-it artist
Police officers in the city’s subway system slapped the street artist behind the popular ‘Post-it Note’ wall with a summons Thursday, sparking a new round of outrage over the controversial ‘quality of life’ crackdown underground. The NYPD issued the ticket after the MTA called and complained that some posters left behind profane messages on the...
New York Post
Browns’ Freddie Kitchens believes Myles Garrett’s slur accusation
The NFL might not believe Myles Garrett, but Freddie Kitchens sure does. The Cleveland Browns coach responded to the allegations made by his star defensive end that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur that set off Garrett’s helmet-swinging attack last Thursday. “I will say this about Myles’ character: if he tells me...
New York Post
The Angle: The Real Difference Between Trump’s Impeachment Hearings and Watergate
You could nearly rhyme it with “long rest.”
Slate Articles
Review: 'The Mandalorian' continues to look like a breakout success for Disney+
The following contains modest spoilers about "The Mandalorian's" third episode. - RSS Channel
Country singer Sam Hunt apologizes after DUI arrest
Police in Nashville stopped Hunt for driving the wrong way down a one-way road
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
CBP seizes more than 150 pounds of black market bologna
It’s no baloney! U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists seized more than 150 pounds of bologna at the El Paso, Texas entry port this week, officials announced Friday CBP says Mexican bologna is a prohibited product due to its pork content. Pork products from overseas could introduce foreign animal diseases to the U.S. pork...
New York Post
Taylor Swift’s sparkling AMAs style always makes a statement
The "Lover" hitmaker will be honored as the award show's Artist of the Decade on Sunday night.
New York Post
Scarred ‘Prodigal Son’ profiler just wants a normal life
Family baggage weighs on him when he goes on a date in this week's episode.
New York Post
27 new Netflix shows to expect in 2020
Netflix Netflix has announced more than 25 new TV shows currently slated to premiere in 2020. Insider is keeping a running list of the confirmed shows and what we know about them so far. They include new series from "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix released dozens of new TV shows in 2019, and has even more planned for the coming year. You can see how the Netflix originals of 2019 stack up here, but now let's turn to 2020. From new series by creators Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy to anime originals and thrillers based on novels, keep reading to see all the new series arriving on Netflix next year.RuPaul is starring as a character named Ruby Red in an "outrageous" scripted comedy series called "AJ and the Queen." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Synopsis: N/A Premiere date: January 10, 2020 "Ares" is a new pyschological thriller series set in Amsterdam. Pim Hendriksen/Netflix Synopsis: "The eight-episode psychological horror series enters the world of Ares, a secret student society in the heart of Amsterdam where best friends Rosa and Jacob surrender to a world of wealth and power. But slowly they start to realize they've entered a demonic place, built on secrets from The Netherlands' past. A place where true power comes at a terrible price." Premiere date: January 17, 2020 "Ragnarok" is a Norwegian original series with a supernatural story line. Netflix Synopsis: " The story revolves around the inhabitants of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. With them, we experience a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours. Some might say we're headed for yet another Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time..." Premiere date: January 31, 2020 See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekendThe 8 most surprising first-time Grammy nomineesEverything coming to — and leaving — Netflix in December
Business Insider
Report: Rev Asked Workers to Transcribe Audio Involving Sexual Assault, Child Abuse Without Warning
Rev, the $1-a-minute audio transcription gig economy platform that’s been in the news lately for slashing payouts to contractors and an ensuing backlash, had its transcribers listen to content “relating to sex and child abuse without prior warning,” Business Insider reported on Friday.Read more...
Gizmodo - We come from the future.