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The yield curve is no longer signaling a recession
The yield curve is no longer inverted! Hear ye! Hear ye! Short-term interest rates are no longer higher than long-term rates. If I had one of those long, straight trumpets used in medieval times, I’d blow it right now. The yield curve is back to normal with higher rates on long maturity government securities than...
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Botched DIY penis enlargement earns Iranian entry into Australia
The man in his 30s, who wasn't publicly named, tried to grow his member by injecting himself with palm oil and fell seriously ill.
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Dad marries daughter, has sex with her after allegedly killing man together: cops
A West Virginia man admitted to authorities that he married one of his two daughters after helping both of them kill another man and dump him in a shallow grave, a report said Monday. Larry Paul McClure, 55, said in a letter to state investigators that he and his daughters — 31-year-old Amanda Michelle Naylor...
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Capitals-Ducks brawl ends with spitting ejection
WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal, Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting during a heated brawl and the Washington Capitals beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 in feisty matchup Monday night. Hathaway was given a match penalty and thrown out for spitting on Anaheim’s Erik Gudbranson in the latter stages of a fracas between...
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The NFL’s Mexico City game has a turf problem, again
Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images The recently renovated stadium is a great place to catch a game, but not so much a great place to play one. A year after the NFL was forced to move a game in Mexico City to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions, things have ... not changed much. The Chiefs and Chargers are playing at Estadio Azteca on Monday Night Football and had several plays ruined by the field, which was predictably torn up right out of the gate. That same thing happens to the field during events hosted at the venue, sporting or otherwise. It was a natural grass field for most of its life before a recent switch to a field combining artificial turf and real grass in advance of the planned NFL game a year ago. After the league moved that game, the stadium hastily switched back to a grass field during the Liga MX (Mexico’s top soccer league) break in June of this year. It’s certainly not holding up on Monday night. the Stadio Azteca turf is holding up great— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) November 19, 2019 At halftime, there were workers trying to fill divots in, like this one: Look at the divot Melvin Gordon’s KNEE pulled up from the turf. Feels like this should *ahem* be discussed more.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 19, 2019 Some would say the field is not fit for an NFL game, but fans in Mexico City generally agree that it’s barely fit for a soccer game, either. Because the stadium is a cultural centerpiece for the city and the country as a whole, it regularly hosts concerts and other non-sporting events that are hard on the turf. Couple that with such a large field needing time to set when new turf is put in, and it’s not a surprise it’s been such a mess. Interestingly, the stadium itself remains a great place to attend a game. It was built in the 1960s, and held its first soccer game in 1966. Since then, it’s been home to a number of professional soccer teams, as well as host to anything from concerts to religious events to funerals. Recently, the stadium underwent serious renovations that reduced its seating capacity, but greatly improved on the aesthetics and technologies surrounding its fan experience. It’s a good home to any sports team these days, if not for the issues with the field. So, what happens next with the NFL? As of now, there is no deal in place for future NFL games to be played at Estadio Azteca. The NFL wants to continue expanding its International Series, which includes games played in London. There have consistently been rumors that the league wants to have a permanent international team in the NFL, too. The NFL held games in Mexico City in 2016 and 2017, and of course planned to hold one last year. The league has already worked with event organizers at the stadium to try to increase the quality of the field, both through local sod farms, an agreement that the stadium would hold fewer events in proximity to NFL games, and hiring a consultant to check on the field monthly. Mexico City would be a great place for an NFL team. The area has extremely passionate fans who will love any team that goes there, and its economy, at least locally, can sustain an NFL team. Even if the NFL didn’t move a team there permanently, both sides would benefit from the International Series continuing on an annual basis. But there’s this field issue, and it’s not going away any time soon. It’s doubtful the stadium would switch to a purely artificial turf — one that would be able to handle the number of events there — without significant help or pushing from the outside. The NFL could provide that help, if the end goal was playing more games there. NFL fans watching Monday’s game might assume this is a lost cause, especially after last year’s game was relocated, but it’s anything but. There are still a ton of positives about playing games there. The field is the only major hurdle — it’s just a big one.
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James Harden's 36, Russell Westbrook's Triple-Double Lead Rockets over Blazers
The Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to eight games by beating the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 132-108 Monday nnight at the Toyota Center...
Asian shares mixed as doubts grow on elusive U.S.-China trade deal
Asian share markets were mixed on Tuesday, as another day awaiting clearer news on the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations left investors bereft of trading motivation.
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Patrick Frazee was sentenced to life plus 156 years in death of fiancée, Kelsey Berreth
Facebook/Missing mother - Kelsey Berreth Patrick Frazee, 33, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his fiancée Kelsey Berreth, 29, nearly a year after she went missing from her Colorado home with their infant daughter. Frazee, who was found guilty for two counts of murder, three counts of solicitation to commit murder and tampering with a deceased human body, was sentenced to life without parole plus an additional 156 years. Berreth was last seen in public last Thanksgiving while grocery shopping with her daughter, Kaylee. She was reported missing by her mother, Cheryl Berreth, on Dec. 2, 2018. Berreth's body has not been found. Frazee's girlfriend, Krystal Lee Kenney, who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in the case and testified against Frazee in compliance with a plea deal, claimed that Frazee killed Berreth with a baseball bat and then burned her body. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Patrick Frazee was found guilty of first-degree murder in the case of his fiancée's death, nearly a year after she went missing from her Colorado home with their infant daughter. Frazee, 33, was sentenced to life without parole for murdering Kelsey Berreth, 29, plus an additional 156 years. He was also found guilty for two counts of murder, three counts of solicitation to commit murder and tampering with a deceased human body, NBC News reported. The trial began on November 1.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyA Stanford design professor says switching out 'but' and 'have to' from your vocabulary will help you make better decisions
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Donor to de Blasio’s old charity sues to block probe of $60K in contributions
A major donor to Mayor de Blasio’s since-shuttered nonprofit is suing to block a state probe of its $60,000 in contributions. Broadway Stages claims that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics exceeded its authority by slapping the TV and film production company with an Aug. 19 subpoena. The subpoena seeks copies of “all communications” between...
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More witnesses expected to testify during 2nd week of impeachment inquiry hearings
Nine witnesses are expected to testify during three days of impeachment hearings this week. Keir Dougall, CBSN legal contributor and former assistant U.S. attorney in New York's Eastern District, joins CBSN to discuss the legal implications of the upcoming hearings.
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Fashion editors beg for ‘mindful awareness’ from gift-happy brands
"We urge PR agencies and brands to refrain from blind gifting and using excessive 'unboxing' materials."
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Exclusive: KKR taps CK Infrastructure, buyout groups as it seeks bids for Goodpack - sources
KKR & Co. has tapped Hong Kong's CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd and buyout groups including Blackstone and Sweden's EQT AB to gauge buying interest for Singapore-based Goodpack, an intermediate bulk container maker, multiple sources with knowledge of the matter said.
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Second week of hearings begins Tuesday; Bei Bei the panda leaves the U.S. for good
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Impeachment witness: I've never heard anything like Trump-Sondland Ukraine call
In newly released transcript, state department official details exchange in which Trump raised Ukraine investigationsDavid Holmes, a state department official, said he had “never seen anything like” the phone call he overheard between Donald Trump and Gordon Sondland, the EU ambassador, in which Trump personally raised the investigations he had requested from Ukraine.The call, which Holmes overheard during a lunch with Sondland in Kyiv, was so distinctive that no one needed to refresh his memory, according to testimony released late on Monday in the impeachment inquiry.“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Holmes told House investigators, “someone calling the president from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language. There’s just so much about the call that was so remarkable that I remember it vividly.” Continue reading...
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Cosmetics deal cements Kylie Jenner’s rise from reality star to billionaire mogul
Kylie Jenner is the first member of the reality-TV clan to add “billionaire” to her résumé after flipping a controlling share of her Kylie Cosmetics line to Coty for $600 million.
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Thai cave rescue film opens in Bangkok
Independent movie The Cave tells story of boys trapped underground at Tham Luang complex, with big-budget releases to follow The first feature film about the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue of 12 boys and their football coach had its Bangkok premiere on Monday, with rescuers who played themselves in the movie walking the red carpet.Thai-Irish director Tom Waller’s The Cave tells the story of the summer 2018 mission in northern Thailand, which saw around 7,000 people help efforts to retrieve the Wild Boars football team members from a flooded cave system. Continue reading...
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iFixit pulls apart the 16-inch MacBook Pro and sees little has changed
After Apple unveiled the 16-inch MacBook Pro last week, iFixit quickly pried off a few keys to give us a look at the return of the scissor switch mechanism, but what about the rest of the laptop? Now they've completed a full teardown of the latest ma...
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Internet shut down in Iran in response to large-scale fuel protests
The "largest internet shutdown ever observed in Iran" is happening right now in response to ongoing protests sparked by a sudden rise in fuel prices late last week.
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READ: Doctor says Trump checkup was 'routine' and 'planned'
The White House released a letter from President Donald Trump's doctor on Monday, saying that his weekend checkup was routine and was handled the way it was due to "scheduling uncertainties."
HIGHLIGHTS-Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university, over 100 remain
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a news conference on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hongkong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.
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Report: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa Timeline for Recovery from Hip Injury Revealed
After he underwent hip surgery Monday, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will begin a six-week "partial weight-bearing recovery plan," according to ESPN's Laura Rutledge (via ESPN's Mark Schlabach )...
Tiffany’s shuttering iconic Blue Box Cafe during renovations
There will be no eatery at Tiffany's temporary home on 57th street.
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Mr. Rogers’ wife says he would have really loved Tom Hanks’ film
Rogers passed away in 2003.
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Hundreds evacuated, but 100 remain holed up at Hong Kong university
As a university siege continues, China says Hong Kong can't overturn ban on masks at protests.
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Comcast faces antitrust lawsuit from Denver sports network
Cable giant Comcast is being accused — yet again — of throwing its weight around unfairly. The nation’s largest cable provider, which also owns NBCUniversal, was slapped with an antitrust lawsuit on Monday by Altitude Sports and Entertainment, the official television network of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. The Colorado federal...
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Some passenger trains between mainland China and HK suspended: Global Times
Some passenger trains between mainland China and Hong Kong have been temporarily suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday, China's Global Times reported.
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Kyrie Irving-less Nets crumble against Pacers in blowout loss
The Nets survived one night without Kyrie Irving and lived to tell about it. Their second try was a nightmare. The Nets returned home without their star point guard after a 10-day, five-game trip out West and laid a clunker Monday night, getting dismantled by the Pacers in a 115-86 loss at Barclays Center. Irving...
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MMA Debate: Was Ben Askren's UFC Career a Colossal Disappointment?
There will be no more fist fights for Ben Askren . At least, as long as he’s able to steer clear of Jorge Masvidal at Whole Foods...
Ed Sheeran performs at Gordon Ramsay’s daughter’s birthday party
Sheeran is close pals with Ramsay and did the gig for free.
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Election 2019: is Brexit reshaping politics in east Belfast? - podcast
The Guardian’s Ireland correspondent, Rory Carroll, visits east Belfast, where a majority of the protestant and unionist population backed Brexit. Is there an opening for a new kind of centrist politics? Plus: Suzanne Moore on the questions that remain for Prince AndrewThe largely protestant community in east Belfast traditionally votes for the Democratic Unionist party. Many of these voters backed Brexit in the referendum but they are now facing a conundrum: how to protect the union while leaving the EU with the current deal offered by the government?The Guardian’s Ireland correspondent, Rory Carroll, visited east Belfast to discover whether the jolt of Brexit has created an opening for a new kind of politics. He hears from Naomi Long, the leader of the centrist Alliance party, who appears to be winning over younger voters. But elsewhere in the constituency, attitudes prove to be firmly entrenched and the old religious and political divides are, if anything, hardening. Continue reading...
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DOJ Antitrust Chief Says He'll Throw Out Movie Distribution Rules That Helped Kill the Studio System
The Department of Justice is working to rescind the Paramount consent decrees, a set of 1940s legal rules limiting studios’ power over theaters that helped usher in the end of the notorious old Hollywood system, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
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Why would Trump reverse US policy on Israeli settlements? Good question.
Does it deliver a hefty domestic political payoff, reverse an Obama administration position, upturn international law and irritate the European Union? If so, it's probably a Trump administration foreign policy decision.
Why would Trump reverse US policy on Israeli settlements? Good question.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Gyptians in His Dark Materials
Plus: Philip Pullman’s personal connection to the Gyptians he created.
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Jerry O’Connell doesn’t argue with Rebecca Romijn … out of fear
"I take the loss.”
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Morgan North building finds major tenant for top floors
A major bet by Tishman Speyer just a few blocks south of its rising Spiral tower has already come up aces for the developer. Just a month after it closed on a deal to take control of the six top floors of the massive 1933 building known as Morgan North, it’s already signed a major...
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The New York state attorney general is investigating WeWork amid layoffs
Reuters Reuters reported that the New York State Attorney General is investigating WeWork in the latest crisis facing the embattled workspace giant.  The company confirmed that it had been contacted by Attorney General Letitia James' office, which will reportedly focus on activities by WeWork's founder and former CEO, Adam Neumann.  The company has faced trouble since it shelved its initial public offering and turned to its largest shareholder for a rescue deal. Massive layoffs are expected at the company in the coming weeks.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The New York State Attorney General is investigating WeWork, Reuters reported, in the latest crisis facing the embattled workspace giant.  The outlet cited two people familiar with the matter and said the company confirmed that it had been contacted by Attorney General Letitia James' office.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyThe US is being hit by a frigid, early cold snap that has killed at least 6 people and could break 100 temperature records
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Prosecutors preparing charges against two guards in Epstein death, sources say
The guards are expected to be charged with falsifying records. It will have no bearing on the determination that Epstein died by suicide.
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Marie Kondo sparks consternation with online homeware store
Decluttering guru looks to clean up but says ‘if the bowl you’re using currently sparks joy for you, I don’t encourage replacing it’The Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo appears to have adopted a new approach to decluttering: rid your home of things that don’t “spark joy”, then replace them with items from her new online store.Kondo – who rose to international fame for encouraging people to declutter their homes and minds using the KonMari method – launched the store on her website earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal has reported. Continue reading...
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Hong Kong protests: hundreds surrender to police after university standoff
Carrie Lam says no children have been arrested but they may face further investigationAbout 600 protesters who were trapped by police inside a Hong Kong university have surrendered to the authorities chief executive Carrie Lam has said.Lam said that among those who had given themselves up to police were 200 children. Continue reading...
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Sheldon Richardson: Mason Rudolph Should Be Punished for Myles Garrett Fight
Sheldon Richardson thought the NFL let Mason Rudolph off easy for his role in the fight during the Cleveland Browns' 21-7 Week 11 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers...
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NCAA’s latest player allowance isn’t going to cut it
It’s a nice try by the NCAA. But not enough. The last vestige of slave labor is finally about to end. The NCAA said recently that it will allow some student-athletes to get paid for endorsing products. I’ve written about this a lot in the past. If the NCAA and colleges make money off their...
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Knicks deliver loud message in Cavaliers revenge
This game will surely leave Knicks president Steve Mills silent. One week after The Mills Press Conference Game against the Cavaliers, the Knicks went from the outhouse to the penthouse against Cleveland as Julius Randle broke out for a season-high 30 points in a 123-105 rout Monday at the Garden. Randle scored 23 of his...
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Halsey and Evan Peters’ baby-bump grab possibly a publicity play
"Halsey is just being cute and provocative. That’s her game.”
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Investors don't seem to know what to make of the US-China trade war
A muddled view of US-China trade talks once again seems to be weighing on investors.
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Jewish gravestones used as cobblestones in Prague to be returned to Old Jewish Cemetery
Pieces of Jewish gravestones unearthed during excavation work in Prague will be returned to the Czech capital's Old Jewish Cemetery.
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Grace Millane trial: defence witnesses tell jury of UK backpacker's dating past
Defence lawyers say accused had ‘no motive’ for murder Defence lawyers for the New Zealand man accused of murdering Grace Millane have put the British backpacker’s sexual history at the centre of their case, bringing forward witnesses who spoke about her dating past.The jury was told that Millane was a member of a number of BDSM dating websites, and had practised choking in the past. Continue reading...
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