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Report: JuJu Smith-Schuster's Knee Injury Not Serious, Likely out vs. Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is "not expected" to play in Week 12 with knee and concussion concerns, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN: The Steelers have already ...
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Student-loan debt and skyrocketing housing prices have become so bad that more millennials are planning to rent forever
SOPA Images/Getty Images More millennials are planning to rent forever, according to a new Apartment List survey. Most said it's because they can't afford to buy a home — housing costs have increased, and it's hard to save when their money is going toward student-loan debt and climbing rent prices. But some millennials prefer to rent for the flexibility and to avoid the added costs of homeownership. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More millennials are planning to rent forever. Just over 12% of millennial renters plan to "always rent" — more than the 10.7% that said the same last year, a new Apartment List survey found. The survey polled more than 10,000 millennial renters in the US.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Traditional Japanese swords can take over 18 months to create — here's what makes them so specialSee Also:More millennials are preparing to rent for the rest of their lives, and down payment saving is the biggest barrierThe iconic dress Princess Diana wore to a White House dinner in 1985 is hitting the auction, and it's expected to go for as much as $450,000The top 15 tax havens around the worldSEE ALSO: Millennials are making 3 key decisions that are wiping out the starter home — and it's changing what homeownership in America looks like DON'T MISS: 8 ways American millennials are changing homeownership, from moving to commuter towns to wiping out the starter home
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The GOP warned Ambassador Sondland that he'd be 'smeared' by Democrats in the impeachment hearing before turning around and smearing him themselves
Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland gave public testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday.  Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, opened Wednesday's hearing by warning Sondland that he was there "to be smeared" by Democrats. Steve Castor, the minority counsel, then questioned Sondland's credibility as a witness.  He said: "You don't have records, you don't have notes because you don't take notes, and you don't have recollections. This is a trifecta of unreliability." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland sat down to give testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning, he was warned by Republicans that he would be "smeared" by the Democrats. But hours into his hearing, the GOP's legal counsel called his statements a "trifecta of unreliability." Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, opened Wednesday's hearing by calling the inquiry a "circus" dominated by "asinine accusations."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:People are comparing Trump's EU ambassador to Tekashi 6ix9ine for 'snitching' on everyone in the impeachment inquiryThe one impeachment witness who Republicans can't claim is a 'never Trumper' just threw Trump under the busTrump and Republicans zero in on decorated Army officer Alexander Vindman wearing his military uniform to impeachment hearings
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Brooks Koepka’s knee injury forces him out of Presidents Cup
Brooks Koepka’s knee injury is bad enough that he withdrew from the Presidents Cup three weeks before it begins. Koepka, the No. 1 player in the world who led all qualifiers for the American team, said Wednesday the injury he suffered Oct. 18 at the CJ Cup in South Korea is not recovering well enough...
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Apple’s hiring a music-loving Windows coder — hopefully to replace iTunes
A newly posted job listing suggests Apple might be working on something for Windows users, perhaps a replacement for the iTunes software it’s otherwise left behind. At the very least, it’s definitely working on new apps for Windows 10. The job listing, posted earlier this month, is for a Senior Software Engineer who will “build the next generation of media apps for Windows.” The desirable experience includes “Experience with UWP (Universal Windows Platform)” and “Cross platform experience with Mac and Windows.” This wouldn’t necessarily point to iTunes, except the description also says the job will be ideal “if you love music and you are passionate about writing code,” which… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iTunes,Windows,Apple
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Pompeo says 'did not see' Sondland's testimony, proud of U.S. policy on Ukraine
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he did not watch a testimony from European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump and that he was proud of American policy in Ukraine.
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Oxford Union President Resigns After Blind Student Forcibly Dragged From Debate Hall
The Union later apologized 'unreservedly.'
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Capitals' Garnet Hathaway Suspended 3 Games for Spitting on Erik Gudbranson
The NHL announced a three-game suspension of Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway for spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson on Wednesday...
Black Friday 2019 gift guide: For Twitch and YouTube creators
FEATURE: Thanksgiving is fast approaching for those of us in the United States, and that means it’s almost time for shopping. The holiday gift-giving season begins on Black Friday, but you can’t go out into the cold without some idea of what to get. That’s where GamesBeat comes in. We have a handful of shopping guides […]
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Alignment Healthcare bucked the net loss trend among its peers' financial performance
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Over the last year, US health insurance startups hit the gas pedals to accelerate their pursuit of the deeply entrenched insurance market — but some of the most ambitious startups posted steeper net losses in the first three quarters of 2019 than they did over the same time frame last year, according to Business Insider Prime. BI Prime raked through the financial results of Oscar Health, Clover Health, Bright Health, Devoted Health, and Alignment Healthcare — which were the targets of heavy investor appetite, pocketing north of $3 billion to transform health insurance — revealing some of the challenges these firms face amid their accelerated expansion plans. While Oscar, Clover, and Bright reported deeper net losses than last year — Alignment Healthcare bucked the trend, posting a net gain. For context, Devoted Health also posted a net loss in its first year offering plans. But Alignment Healthcare enjoyed a marked turnaround from last year: The insurtech — which covers 61,000 Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries in California, North Carolina, and Florida — roped in $506 million in revenue thus far in 2019 and generated a net gain of $2.5 million.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A closer look at what telemedicine is, the services it includes, and benefits to the new healthcare technologyBiofourmis teams up with Novartis to commercialize a digital therapeutics platform for heart failure patientsA genetic testing firm launched an atrial fibrillation research app on Apple devices
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People with half a brain. Literally.
For some children with severe epilepsy, the best treatment may be a very rare surgical procedure in which a large portion -- even half -- of the child's brain is removed or disconnected. Amazingly, many of these individuals can relearn motor, language, and cognitive skills. How? The brain reorganizes itself and builds new connections. To better understand this incredible process, and hopefully inform new interventions and rehabilitation, Caltech neuroscientists conducted brain scans on six adults "all of whom received the surgeries as children and now have relatively normal cognitive abilities." From Caltech: "Despite missing an entire brain hemisphere, we found all the same major brain networks that you find in healthy brains with two hemispheres," says Dorit Kliemann, lead author of the new report and a postdoctoral scholar who works in the laboratory of Ralph Adolphs (PhD '93), the Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology, and the director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center. The brain scans also revealed an increased number of connections between the brain networks in the patients compared to healthy individuals. For example, the regions in the patients' brains that control the function of walking appeared to be communicating more with the regions that control talking than what is typically observed. "It appears that the networks are collaborating more," says Kliemann. "The networks themselves do not look abnormal in these patients, but the level of connections between the networks is increased in all six patients...." Says Kliemann, "It's truly amazing what these patients can do. Read the rest
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Church builds huge baby Jesus statue — that looks like Phil Collins
It's Jesus' Genesis.
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Gareth Bale's Agent Fires Back at Spanish Press over Golf Flag Criticism
Gareth Bale's agent has accused the Spanish press of having a campaign against the Real Madrid man, in a response to their criticism over the "Wales, Golf, Madrid" flag he posed with on Tuesday...
Taco Bell is launching chicken tenders in a move to compete with Popeyes and Chick-fil-A
Taco Bell Taco Bell is testing a new menu item, Crispy Tortilla Chicken, in Houston, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, starting Thursday, before launching it nationally next year.  Following the craze of the Popeyes chicken sandwich this summer and fall and the general popularity of Chick-fil-A, it may come as no surprise that Taco Bell is dipping its toes into the chicken game. Taco Bell's new Crispy Tortilla Chicken tenders come coated in tortilla chip crumbs and are served with a new signature dipping sauce similar to those served at Chick-fil-A and Raising Cane's.  Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Taco Bell has a new menu item that puts it in competition with chicken chains like Chick-fil-A and Popeyes.  Taco Bell will begin testing its new Crispy Tortilla Chicken tenders in Houston, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, starting Thursday, before launching the new menu item nationally next year. Customers can choose to try the tenders in a taco for just $1.99 or get two tenders for $2.99 or three tenders for $3.99. They can also get them in one of the chain's $5 and $7 boxes.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:I compared kid's meals from major fast-food chains and found Chick-fil-A and Wendy's easily defeated McDonald's iconic Happy MealThe Salvation Army urges the public to stop spreading 'misinformation' after Chick-fil-A cuts fundingPeople are theorizing that Popeyes' chicken sandwich convinced Chick-fil-A to stop donating to controversial groups. Here's the real reason for the change.SEE ALSO: I'm 22 and just went to Taco Bell for the first time. Now I'm obsessed.
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Lady Gaga’s new lipstick is already an Amazon bestseller
The holiday shade launched on Tuesday, and is already number one.
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UK's Johnson raises prospect of multi-billion pound payroll tax cut
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he planned a multi-billion-pound tax cut if he wins an election on Dec. 12, by raising the amount of earnings exempt from social security payments.
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Trump's weird notes: I WANT NOTHING
What is even going on anymore? I thought this was a viral photoshop, but it is not. President #DonaldTrump holds notes while speaking to the media before departing the White House for Texas
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Amazon to open cashierless grocery stores, report says
One workers' advocate says such a move "represents a clear and present danger to working- and middle-class Americans"
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History's hit series 'Vikings' will live on through a sequel on Netflix
Netflix is once again rescuing a TV series that's winding down on conventional networks -- albeit not in the way you might expect. The service has unveiled Vikings: Valhalla, a spiritual sequel to Vikings that will come from series mastermind Michae...
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Jose Mourinho and Dele Alli were made for each other
Mourinho and Tottenham may seem like a strange marriage, but he already has a perfect lieutenant. Jose Mourinho is now manager of Tottenham Hotspur. That’s a deeply baffling thing to say, but, unless the internet has conspired to play a massive prank on me (well done in that case), it’s true. Cult leader and temporary narrative destroyer Mauricio Pochettino is out in North London, and The Special One is in. Tottenham is not a place Mourinho belongs. His long association with Chelsea makes any other London club a strange fit, although perhaps his antipathy for Arsenal renders this a little more sensible. Ultimately, the story out of Spurs will be that they landed one of the most successful managers of recent history, and that this demonstrates how seriously they are taking the pursuit of trophies. Mourinho is, after all, a “guaranteed winner.” Football is a silly business in which to be giving guarantees, of course, and I won’t presume to look far enough into the future to work out exactly which trophies Spurs’ new manager will be lifting. But shorter-term predictions are a little easier, and today’s prediction is that one Tottenham player in particular will come out very nicely from this exchange. And that player is ... ... not Eric Dier, who might get a short-term boost from the fact Mourinho is a long-term fan, but who also appears too fundamentally broken to last long in either central midfield or defence, especially with better options available. Rather, it’s ... ... Dele Alli. So far this season, Alli has been a combination of injured and out of favour. Expect that to change now. Mourinho hasn’t had a player with Alli’s skills since his second stint at Chelsea, and we should expect Alli to be as important to this Spurs team as Oscar was to that Chelsea side. Like Oscar, Alli is an extremely good pressing forward who has a phenomenal eye for seams opening up in opposition defences. He can score and play the quick link passes transition teams need to make the most of their counterattacking chances. Alli’s probably not a good enough passer to run an attack through, but he doesn’t need to be: he’ll move defences around enough so that everyone else can exploit them, and then pop up in the box to help finish off those moves. And if that isn’t enough, Alli has one other major point in his favour: like Mourinho (and Oscar), he takes snideness to new heights. Mourinho needs to delegate some of his shithousery from bench to pitch, and in Alli he has the perfect lieutenant. In short: effective pressing from 10, profoundly good off-the-ball movement, an eye for goal and being generally horrible to all and sundry on a football field? Mourinho and Alli were basically made for each other, and it’ll be interesting to see how that pairing shakes out.
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The Power of... Turning Grief into Action: 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum
Sawyer Garrity, a student at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, and co-founder of ShineMSD, speaks at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Treasury yields drop on reports trade deal may not come this year
Treasury yields dropped on Wednesday on news a "phase one" U.S.-China trade deal may not be completed this year, according to Reuters sources.
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Reality TV dance teacher pleads guilty to rape, exposing teen to HIV
John Conner III has appeared on the Lifetime show “Bring It.” His sentencing is scheduled on Dec. 20.
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Sling TV comes to Google’s Nest Hub and Hub Max
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Google’s smart displays are starting to get some more variety when it comes to video entertainment. Sling TV, the cheapest of the major internet TV streaming services, is adding full support for the Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max today. You can now tune to channels using voice commands. The Hubs already offer Google’s own YouTube TV service, but a subscription costs significantly more than Sling’s $25 starter price. The monthly cost of many streaming TV services continues to rise, with both Hulu with Live TV and AT&T TV Now recently hiking rates. Sling TV, however, still starts at $25 / month for either its blue or orange channel packages. The company is running a promo right now where you can get your first month for $15. There’s also... Continue reading…
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Why does Rick Perry's name keep coming up in Trump impeachment probe?
U.S. diplomat Gordon Sondland testified on Wednesday that he had informed U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry in July that Ukraine's president would comply with President Donald Trump's request for a probe of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, where Joe Biden's son was a board member.
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A DIY Dual-Screen Laptop That Doesn't Sacrifice the Keyboard Is My Perfect Portable
I rarely use an external monitor with my laptop for the simple fact that I don’t want to get used to all the extra screen space which isn’t available when I travel with my computer. My ideal solution to this problem would be exactly what Matt from YouTube’s DIY Perks channel has created: a laptop with an extra screen…Read more...
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Gordon Sondland name drops A$AP Rocky during impeachment hearing
The House impeachment hearing got some hip hop cred Wednesday, when EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland brought up Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky as the testified before congress members. The diplomat said that he was finally able to recall that he had a phone conversation with President Trump in a Kiev restaurant — in which he said...
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Wall Street drops on report trade deal may not be completed this year
Wall Street's main indexes fell about 1% on Wednesday after a report said a "phase one" trade deal between Washington and Beijing may not be completed this year.
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Kelsey Juliana: 'What if fashion came to represent a new way of living?'
The climate activist who joined forces with a billionaire designer Kelsey Juliana, a youth climate activist from Oregon, is joining forces with Gabriela Hearst, a fashion designer whose clothes are worn by Lady Gaga and the Duchess of Sussex, to ignite a trend they hope will become a global sensation.Juliana, 23, is the lead plaintiff in a group lawsuit suing the US government for breaching the human rights of her generation by failing to take action to protect the environment. The case, Juliana v United States – which goes by the unofficial name of Youth v Gov – aims to have the US supreme court order the government to dramatically change energy policy. Hearst – who, with her husband, John Augustine Hearst, the scion of the magazine empire, has a net worth estimated at £1.5bn – is providing financial backing for the case. Continue reading...
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Trump, citing portion of Sondland's testimony, claims exoneration
President Donald Trump, citing a portion of U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's congressional testimony in a House impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, said it showed he wanted no "quid pro quo" with regard to Ukraine.
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Toobin: Most consequential day of Trump's presidency
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reacts to US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's testimony in the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump.
Kylie Jenner dresses up as a sexy present to promote holiday collection
The makeup mogul's clearly feeling naughty this year.
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The 20 most popular jobs of 2019
Kevin Tong/UC Davis/Flickr/Attribution Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the 20 industries with the most job growth between January and September 2019. The oil industry, interior design services, and nanotechnology research all had high growth this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jobs in the oil industry, interior design, and nanotechnology have been extremely popular in 2019. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we compared employment numbers for industries from January 2019 to those from September 2019 (the most recent month for which data on detailed industries is available). We found the industries with the highest percent job growth over that period. Here are the 20 jobs that had the fastest growth so far in 2019:20. Tax preparation services added 5,600 jobs between January and September, a 5.6% increase from the 99,800 employed in January. Brendan McDermid/Reuters 19. Software publishers added 23,500 jobs between January and September, a 5.6% increase from the 418,800 employed in January. Maskot/Getty Images 18. Materials recovery facilities and other waste-management services added 4,100 jobs between January and September, a 5.6% increase from the 72,800 employed in January. Getty Images/Spencer Platt See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:These 8 non-union worker organizations are quietly leading the new labor movement6 ways introverts can instantly become more likable without saying muchHere’s an inside look at how a wildly popular Boston craft brewery started its own distribution company, grew production more than 10X in 5 years, and created a 'tribal community' around its beers
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Big banks would get climate stress tests under proposed U.S. law
U.S. Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii on Wednesday introduced a bill that would direct the Federal Reserve to subject large banks to so-called "stress tests" measuring their resilience to climate-related financial risks.
Condo association threatens LI parents with $150 fine after kid plays outside
A Long Island couple claims their condominium association threatened them with a $150 fine — over their 4-year-old son playing outside. Robert and Angelica Parker were floored when they received the letter from Marie Dellafranca, the vice president of South Shore Villas Condominium Association, on May 20, PIX11 reported. Dellafranca took issue with their son,...
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Billionaire Sackler family accused of pushing addictive opioids in China
The Sackler family are owners of the drug company that caused a devastating drug crisis in the United States by making false claims about the safety of its highly addictive OxyContin. According to an AP story, Mundipharma, a Chinese company owned by the Sackler family is now using the same tactics in China. Mundipharma is telling doctors that its time-release opioids are less addictive than other kinds of opioids, "the same pitch that Purdue Pharma, the U.S. company owned by the family, admitted was false in court more than a decade ago." More from AP: Mundipharma has pushed ever larger doses of the drug, even as it became clear that higher doses present higher risks, and represented the drug as safe for chronic pain, according the interviews and documents. These tactics mirror those employed by Purdue Pharma in the U.S., where more than 400,000 people have died of opioid overdoses and millions more became addicted. An avalanche of litigation over the company’s marketing has driven Purdue Pharma into bankruptcy in the U.S. In other words, if you were worried that the Sacklers might suffer as a result of their role US drug epidemic, this news should assuage your concerns. They'll be fine. Image: 51fifty, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link, Modified. Read the rest
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Tanqueray on Humans of New York is everything
“My stripper name was Tanqueray. Back in the seventies I was the only black girl making white girl money.” Tanqueray on Humans of New York is the best thing to happen on the internet in this the entire year of our lord 2019. This amazing woman profiled on the popular person-on-the-street profile project Humans Of New York that she once performed as an adult dancer under the stage name Tanqueray. People flipped out over her look, her voice, and her story. View this post on Instagram “My stripper name was Tanqueray. Back in the seventies I was the only black girl making white girl money. I danced in so many mob clubs that I learned Italian. Black girls weren’t even allowed in some of these places. Nothing but guidos with their pinky rings and the one long fingernail they used for cocaine. I even did a full twenty minutes in the place they filmed Saturday Night Fever. But I made my real money on the road. Three grand on some trips. Every time Fort Dix had their pay day, they’d bring me in as a feature and call me ‘Ms. Black Universe’ or some shit like that. I had this magic trick where I’d put baby bottle tops on my nipples and squirt real milk, then I’d pull a cherry out of my G-string and feed it to the guy in the front row. But I never used dildos on stage or any shit like that. Never fucked the booking agents. Read the rest
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Report: Browns' Myles Garrett Cites Antonio Smith's Ban in NFL Suspension Appeal
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett met with the NFL on Wednesday to appeal his indefinite suspension and reportedly cited the punishment the league handed to former ...
Boy, 13, executed teen girl because he feared he got her pregnant
A 13-year-old boy murdered a teen girl — because he mistakenly believed she was pregnant with his child, according to reports. The teen, now 14, admitted in juvenile court to murdering 14-year-old Sylvia McGee, who was shot in the head in March just a block from her home in Canton, Ohio, according to People. The...
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Marco Polo parchment sheds light on last year of his life in Venice – researchers
Document supports theory that Polo had close ties to friars who helped edit travel book that became a bestseller Researchers in Venice have discovered a document which strengthens the theory that a group of friars played a hand in the revision of Marco Polo’s book about his travels.Setting off from Venice in 1271 at the age of 17, the legendary merchant and explorer spent over two decades travelling through Asia, eventually documenting his adventures in a book, The Travels of Marco Polo. Continue reading...
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A French watchmaker customizes high-end luxury timepieces — like this $110,000 Rolex covered in rainbow sapphires and engraved with an ornate floral design
MAD Paris/Browns Fashion French watchmaker MAD Paris creates customized versions of high-end luxury timepieces. Its latest creation is a Rolex Daytona Rainbow Sapphire watch covered in rainbow sapphires and engraved with a floral pattern. The watch is for sale at Browns Fashion for $110,753. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. MAD Paris has released a new iteration of its much-loved Rolex Daytona Rainbow Sapphire watch, this time around featuring a smooth leather strap and an engraved buckle. It follows on from the extremely-limited Daytona Rainbow Sapphire that released back in April with a metal bracelet. This time around, the customized Rolex adopts a slicker look with its new smooth leather strap, which contrasts the detail-heavy body of the watch itself.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Traditional Japanese swords can take over 18 months to create — here's what makes them so specialSee Also:More millennials are preparing to rent for the rest of their lives, and down payment saving is the biggest barrierNYC's richest and most expensive ZIP code has an average income of $879,000 and a median sale price of $3.9 million. I spent an afternoon there — here's a closer look at the trendy area.Watch the disastrous interview Prince Andrew gave about his connection to Epstein and see why the British media is calling it 'car-crash' TVSEE ALSO: The woman who found a $250,000 Rolex in her thrift-store couch 'did all the right things,' according to the expert collector who later bought her watch himself DON'T MISS: Celebrities from Mark Wahlberg to NBA star Anthony Davis are obsessed with a diamond-studded, $96,900 rainbow Rolex — and its value has tripled since last year's release
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Obama Moves Off Political Sidelines, Earlier Than He Expected
As Democratic presidential candidates gather to debate on Wednesday night, Barack Obama is increasingly pressing a 2020 message: Focus on defeating President Trump and ditch the ideological purity.
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Marijuana use could double stroke risk in young adults, study suggests
Those who used cannabis at least 10 days out of the mont were nearly two and a half times more likely to have a stroke than non-users, according to researchers at George Mason University.
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Prince Andrew to step back from public duties in wake of Epstein interview
Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he’s stepping back from public duties “for the foreseeable future” amid furor over his now-infamous interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. “It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to...
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The Guardian view on the Lib Dem manifesto: missing the moderate opportunity | Editorial
Jo Swinson’s commitment to revoke article 50 is a drastic measure that sits awkwardly with her party’s claim to the centre groundBritain’s electoral system is cruel to small parties. What prominence they achieve in mid-term local government ballots and byelections is lost in a general election, when cultural habit and constituency arithmetic see the traditional Labour-Conservative duopoly reassert itself in England. In a general election the identity of the next prime minister is also uppermost in voters’ minds. That person is unlikely to be Jo Swinson. The Liberal Democrat leader insists she is capable of the job and her credentials are no worse than those of any other candidate. But Ms Swinson will not command a majority in the next parliament and the public knows it.Yet the Lib Dems’ most prominent policy – cancelling Brexit by revoking article 50 – is predicated on that outcome. Their credibility suffers as a result. The party’s manifesto, published on Wednesday, recognises that “in other circumstances” EU membership would be defended in a second referendum. How those circumstances might be engineered is not clear. Nor, in fairness, are potential deals and coalitions a matter for the manifesto, which has to presume Lib Dem government even if no one else does. Continue reading...
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What to expect from Tesla’s Cybertruck pickup truck event
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Thursday night, Elon Musk will appear onstage at the Tesla Design Center in Los Angeles to reveal the product he’s most excited about: Tesla’s first electric pickup truck. And while the CEO has teased the truck on and off for six years, with increased hype at every turn, it’s still not super clear what’s in store. Unlike, say, the Model Y reveal earlier this year, Musk has played this one somewhat close to the chest. Yes, Musk has said he drew inspiration from Blade Runner in designing the truck. It’s also called (or at least codenamed) “Cybertruck,” with an appropriately science-fiction-style, vowel-dropped logo to boot. We have a rough idea of some specs that will be offered. And we know he wants to combine Porsche-level performance... Continue reading…
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What we're buying: TCL 65-inch 4K 65R625
This week, Senior Editor Richard Lawler tells us of the highs and lows of his new TCL 65-inch TV.
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