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Ex-Bears QB Erik Kramer Won't Serve Jail Time in Domestic Violence Case

Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer was ordered to complete an 18-month mental health diversion program in order to avoid jail time in a domestic violence case stemming from a June 2018 altercation with his wife, Cortney Baird...
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Researchers show off TouchVR palm and finger haptic feedback device
If you've ever wanted to feel virtual objects as if they're real, a palm and finger haptic system with texture and force simulating abilities is on the way.
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The Funniest Jasons in Hollywood
Bim and Nichole discuss the charms of Jasons Mantzoukas and Sudeikis.
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Sen. John Barrasso: 840 million people have no electricity – World Bank must fund more energy projects
The World Bank must recommit to ending extreme poverty by helping countries use all of the world’s abundant energy resources.
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Elite U.S. military panel's warning about ISIS after Baghdadi: 'Let's not let another one emerge'
A select panel of elite U.S. military special operators offered their insights and some warnings for American policymakers after the Delta Force commando raid in northern Syria that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October.
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"Emotional skepticism" needed to stop spread of deepfakes
Manipulation expert Claire Wardle said people need to take responsibility when they share fake content on social media
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A bride-to-be is asking strangers on the internet to plan every aspect of her wedding — from the dress to the budget
Courtesy of Jen Glantz After attending hundreds of weddings with her company, Bridesmaid for Hire, Jen Glantz is inviting strangers to plan every aspect of her wedding day.  On her website, Finally the Bride, you can vote on what time of year she will get married, where she will say "I do," and what type of dress she will wear.  So far, strangers have decided Glantz cannot elope and that her wedding must cost between $15,000 and $30,000. Glantz told Insider she was inspired to carry out the experiment because brides actually have little control over their wedding days. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Just two days after getting engaged, Jen Glantz had a brilliant idea. She was having a manicure when a stranger saw her ring and immediately launched into a tirade of wedding advice — from the number of bridesmaids she should have to how in style flower crowns are. Although only newly engaged, Glantz knew this situation wasn't unique. Everyone seemed to have opinions on how she should plan her wedding. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:A wave crashed over a couple during their wedding photo shoot on the beach, and the stunning picture is going viralA couple used a bird of prey as the ring bearer for their adults-only castle wedding, and the photos are going viralAn exercise Stanford professors developed to map out how your life will unfold removes the agony from big career decisions
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How to spot deepfakes and have emotional skepticism online
Concern over so-called deepfake videos is growing, especially as the 2020 election approaches. In a recent TED Talk, online manipulation expert Claire Wardle painted a more optimistic picture of the internet, saying it’s still possible to make it a place we can trust. Wardle, co-founder of First Draft, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss digital misinformation.
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Disney’s Live-Action Star Wars Show Looks Great, but So Far It Isn’t
The Mandalorian has a big budget but little imagination.
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Seattle Seahawks' Geno Smith in middle of social media's coin-flip flap
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is in the middle of the next big social media controversy.
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Get up to $300 off 2019 MacBook Pro Models
Apple products have been seeing some excellent deals as we near the end of the year, including the 15- and 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is currently up to $300 off for a limited time through both Amazon and B&H Photo.Read more...
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Supercar maker Vector has the world's best website
Vector made bizarre high-performance supercars that still command six-figure price tags decades after manufacture. Check out its amazing website. Note: 1. The wonder. The design. The sheer good taste. 2. The whole website is a single unclickable image, including the menu buttons. I just uploaded Vector's whole actual website as this post's "Featured Image." In other words, exactly what Vector's website should be: a technically impractical concept design that looks cool but turns out to be an incomplete prototype. Check out the Vector V8's dashboard/cockpit, replete with amber electroluminescent display. Read the rest
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‘We Might As Well Go Down Fighting’
HONG KONG—For months now, I’ve been told that Hong Kong’s protests would end soon. They’ll end when school starts, I heard during the summer. School did start, but the protests wore on, only now I saw high-school students in crisp school uniforms joining the protesters’ ranks. Next, the mask ban of early October was supposed to slow protesters down, but the very first day after that ban, I watched streams of protesters in masks and helmets make their way to their usual haunts on Hong Kong Island.The government shut down many of the subway lines that day, a practice that has become a de facto curfew, because Hong Kong’s über-efficient subway system is the way most people get around. No matter; the protesters ended up walking, sometimes a lot, and I walked with them, asking some of the same questions I had asked for months: Do you think you will continue protesting? What would it take for you to stop?One of the most popular chants in Hong Kong is “Five demands, not one less.” These include the full withdrawal of the anti-extradition bill, which originally sparked the protests in June; an independent commission to investigate police misconduct; retracting the riot charges against protesters; amnesty for arrested protesters; and, crucially, universal suffrage.Nothing animates the Hong Kongers I’ve been talking with as much as that final demand. Yesterday, the police shot one protester in the stomach at point-blank range, and another police officer drove into the protesters with his motorcycle, weaving into the crowd to circle back again. Later in the day, Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, gave a press conference and, in chilling language, called the protesters the “enemy of the people.” She was voted into office by 777 people from the 1,200-person “Election Committee,” which is mostly composed of businesspeople with close ties to mainland China. It’s fair to describe her as handpicked by Beijing. Polls in October showed her popularity around 22 percent, with only one in 10 Hong Kongers saying that they would vote for her voluntarily. No wonder the protesters want the right to elect their own leaders.It’s not that the protests haven’t taken a toll on the protesters. Many are tired. Some surveys suggest that more than 80 percent of the people of Hong Kong may have been exposed to tear gas—an astonishing figure. Some neighborhoods close to protest sites have been so repeatedly drowned in the noxious clouds that the protesters held a rally on behalf of their pets. “I can’t put a mask on my dog,” one resident tearfully explained to me, as others distributed posters of puppies and kittens in protest gear: wearing helmets and masks, and holding bottles of Pocari Sweat, the electrolyte mixture that has become the unofficial drink of the protests. (Electrolyte drinks are great if you are walking long distances in humid weather, as so many in Hong Kong do almost every weekend.)Almost every protest results in videos of protesters being beaten by the police. Many are live-streamed, to horrified viewers. Thousands have been arrested. Fearful accounts are coming out of the police stations, alleging torture, sexual assault, and rape. On Telegram, many protesters claim that some recent suicides are actually murders by the police that have been disguised as suicides. (It’s not clear whether these claims are anything more than just rumors, misinformation, or a tendency to believe the worst.) When being arrested, it is not unusual for protesters to shout their name, in the hopes of lawyers and family being able to reach them, and some yell that they are in no way suicidal. If they aren’t heard from again, they want to make sure it’s clear who’s to blame.[Read: The rising costs of protests in Hong Kong]I often ask protesters whether they fear the consequences of showing up to these protests. Many of my interviews are interrupted: by tear gas and pepper spray, by police lines marching toward us, by the water-cannon truck. The seasoned protesters are less and less afraid of the tear gas. Some wear tear-gas masks, but risk a year in jail just for that, or even a riot charge, which carries a potential 10-year sentence. Some wear flimsy surgical masks, which may help conceal their identity, but don’t do anything for the burning sensation in their eyes, throat, and lungs. They cough, they run, they wash their eyes with saline or water, and they go on. They do, however, fear being kidnapped or killed.Many protesters believe that people were killed by the police on the night of August 31 in Prince Edward station, when the police shut down the subway station with protesters trapped inside. Videos emerged of young people cowering on the floor, as they were pepper-sprayed from a close distance and beaten. Medics weren’t allowed in, though, and the police whisked away the injured to other stations while many people waited outside, in vain, to receive the wounded. We know that there were serious injuries, because those people were hospitalized, but the protesters believe that the police killed at least a few people, and closed the station to erase the evidence. No official evidence of missing people has surfaced, but in this environment of mistrust, seriously injured protesters have started going to “hidden clinics” —underground hospitals—rather than regular hospitals.Almost every night now, protesters show up at the entrance of the subway at Prince Edward, right next to the Mong Kok police station. They bring flowers, candles, and other offerings. They demand that the CCTV footage from that night be released. They shout slogans and obscenities at the police. Often they get tear gas and rubber bullets in return. The police sometimes remove the flowers. The next day, the protesters are back with more.Hong Kong’s government, backed by mainland China, has responded to this with all the finesse of a control freak who has lost control. It seems to have decided that the best way to reestablish control is to crack down even more. Meanwhile, about half of Hong Kongers say that, on a scale of zero to 10, they would rate their trust in the police at zero. Before this current wave of protest, in June, just 6.5 percent picked zero on the same poll. Whatever else might be happening, this unelected government isn’t winning any hearts and minds. Maybe outright intimidation will work instead.[Read: Are China’s tantrums signs of strength or weakness?]Last week, I headed to Victoria Park, where pro-democracy candidates for the upcoming elections in Hong Kong announced that they would be holding meetings. The legislative council doesn’t have full powers or true universal suffrage, and candidates deemed unacceptable can be “disqualified” and prevented from running, as happened to Joshua Wong, a high-profile leader of the 2014 Umbrella Movement. (Wong is a widely recognized figure especially for international audiences, though he is not a leader of this round of protests, which is deliberately leaderless.) But there are still these pro-democracy candidates and their voters, and people seem eager to make a statement. I chatted with two young women, of the many thousands of people who had shown up, right before the police teargassed the park and arrested many of the candidates, beating them up in the process.One of the women who chatted with me had baby-blue drawings of stars and the moon on her fingernails. The other had a fashionable hat that matched the color of her surgical mask, her animated eyes shining in the small opening between them. They didn’t have helmets or goggles, and weren’t carrying backpacks with such gear.Aren’t you afraid? I asked, gingerly. “We are afraid,” they quickly admitted. They even giggled, but it got serious quickly. This is our last chance, they said very matter-of-factly. If we stand down, nothing will stand between us and mainland China, they said. They talked about Xianjing, and what China had done to the Uighur minority. I’ve heard about the fate of the Uighurs from so many protesters over the months. China may have wanted to make an example out of the region, but the lesson Hong Kongers took was in the other direction—resist with all your might, because if you lose once, there will be a catastrophe for your people, and the world will ignore it.The two women weren’t sure whether they would win. That’s also something I’ve heard often—these protesters aren’t the most optimistic group. No rose-colored glasses here. “But we cannot give up,” one insisted, “because if we do, there will be no future for us anyway. We might as well go down fighting.”One of the young women gave me an umbrella: a tool protesters use to shield themselves from the sun, from CCTV cameras, from overhead helicopters, from the blue water laced with pepper spray and fired from water cannons, from tear-gas canisters. They had noticed I didn’t have one, and were worried for me. They had brought extras to share. “You might need this,” one of them said as she handed it to me, and wished me good luck. And then the clouds of tear gas drifted in our direction, as they so often do in Hong Kong these days, and we scattered.
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Saudi promo video labels feminism, atheism as extremist ideas
DUBAI – A promotional video published by Saudi Arabia’s state security agency categorizes feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to promote tolerance and attract foreigners. The animated clip posted on Twitter at the weekend by a verified account of the State Security Presidency said “all forms of...
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U.S. pork prices rise as fatal pig disease cuts global meat supply: Tyson Foods CEO
U.S. pork prices rose in recent weeks at a time when they would normally be falling, as a fatal pig disease in China is tightening global meat supplies, the chief executive of Tyson Foods Inc said on Tuesday.
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Election vendors are ‘prime targets’ and need oversight, report finds
ATLANTA — The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation’s electoral process vulnerable to attack, according to a new report. The Brennan Center for Justice on Tuesday issued the report, which calls...
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ROGER STONE trial - Trump knew, former official Rick Gates testifying on WikiLeaks implies
Candidate Donald Trump absolutely knew what his campaign was doing with regard to Russia, Roger Stone, and Wikileaks, testified a former top official in Washington today at the Roger Stone trial. Testifying in court at Stone's trial on Tuesday, Rick Gates said he overheard at least one phone call between Stone and candidate Donald Trump in late July 2016, in which Gates says he thought Stone and Trump were discussing campaign plans that involved WikiLeaks. Gates said in court today he figured out that's what they were discussing on the call because when Trump hung up, he said “more information would be coming.” Gates said he couldn't hear what Stone said on the call, which he said took place while Gates and Trump were en route from Trump Tower to LaGuardia Airport in a car. Was anyone else giving the Trump campaign information about or from WikiLeaks? On Tuesday, Rick Gates testified in court that “the only person I’m aware of that had information at that time was Mr. Stone.” From reporting by Rachel Weiner, Spencer S. Hsu, and Matt Zapotosky in the Washington Post: Testifying at the trial of Roger Stone — a Trump friend accused of lying about his own WikiLeaks-related dealings — Rick Gates said he overheard a phone call in which Stone seemed to make the president aware of a planned WikiLeaks release. Gates and other witnesses testified that Stone posited himself as something of an intermediary between WikiLeaks and the campaign, with access to insider information. Read the rest
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Nearly 200 rockets launched at Israel from Gaza Strip since killing of Islamic Jihad leader
Israel came under heavy bombardment Tuesday as almost 200 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the targeted killing of a senior Islamic Jihad leader. Two Israelis were injured by shrapnel in the barrage of some 190 rockets since Baha Abu Al-Atta — the top commander of the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group...
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Jason Biggs has an extreme plan to avoid getting sick this year
His scheme may involve avoiding his children.
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Trump says dictators should 'come on in' to the US because it might be 'good' for the country
AP Photo/Evan Vucci In a speech to the Economic Club in New York on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said dictators should feel free to "come on in" to the country because it's good for the US to host them. Trump was discussing visits held with foreign leaders, including "kings and queens and prime ministers and presidents and dictators," saying he'd "meet 'em all." Some of Trump's visits with and praise of dictators have been controversial in the past, including when he called North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un a "friend." CNBC reports that Trump's comments about dictators seemed to diverge from the text of his written speech. He also noted that foreign leaders "almost always" congratulate him on the US economy right away. The White House didn't clarify whether Trump's comments on dictators were part of his planned speech, but told Business Insider that Trump "has an obligation to work with all foreign leaders, and speak with them on a variety of topics." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump seemingly diverged from his speech to the Economic Club in New York on Tuesday when he took a moment to say dictators are welcome to "come on in" to the US.  CNBC reports that Trump first discussed state visits with foreign leaders including "kings and queens and prime ministers and presidents and dictators," then said, "Anybody wants to come in. Dictators? It's OK. Come on in."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:Kim Kardashian’s ex Ray J is meeting with the Trump administration to try to get rap mogul Suge Knight pardonedA defamation expert says E. Jean Carroll's lawsuit against Trump could set an important precedent, but Trump will probably settle it before trialThe brutal ambush of 9 American Mormons in Mexico is part of a surge of violence that could propel a new crisis at the US border
Business Insider
Complaint alleges whistleblower who touched off impeachment inquiry violated federal law
The GoFundMe pitch has raised more than $227,000 to date, the network reported.
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McDonald's is launching a new Snickerdoodle McFlurry for the holiday season
McDonald's McDonald's launched the new Snickerdoodle McFlurry just in time for the 2019 holiday season. The fast-food chain is currently offering it exclusively on McDelivery with Uber Eats through November 17, ahead of a national launch later this month. The Snickerdoodle McFlurry features vanilla soft serve mixed with a "crunchy Snickerdoodle cookie topping." The arrival of the Snickerdoodle McFlurry marks the chain's first new seasonal McFlurry flavor since 2012. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  McDonald's reveals the new Snickerdoodle McFlurry as a seasonal dessert for the 2019 holiday season and offering it early exclusively on McDelivery with Uber Eats through November 17, 2019, ahead of a national launch later this month. The arrival of the Snickerdoodle McFlurry marks the chain's first new seasonal McFlurry flavor since 2012 and features vanilla soft serve mixed with a "crunchy Snickerdoodle cookie topping."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:Target is now selling a giant cookie cutter that can cut out 24 cookies at onceSelena Gomez and her little sister looked like Disney princesses in matching sequined capes at the 'Frozen 2' premiereI tried every single dessert at McDonald's and ranked them from worst to best
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Trump says China trade deal 'close' but dashes hopes for signing details in NY speech
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday dangled the prospect of completing an initial trade deal with China "soon" but offered no new details on negotiations in a campaign-style speech touting his administration's economic record.
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This radar system could finally put an end to children dying in hot cars
A new A.I.-powered device can detect kids and animals left alone in vehicles with 100% accuracy. It does this using a combination of radar and machine learning to make its predictions.
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Facebook's new payment service will let you send money without fees across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger (FB)
Facebook Facebook Pay is a new payment service that will let users send and receive money across the Facebook family of apps— Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Facebook already had a service called Payments that worked with Messenger, but Facebook Pay works with credit cards and will maintain a transaction history. Facebook Pay must be setup for each app individually, so signing up for Facebook Pay on Instagram wont automatically setup Facebook pay for WhatsApp too. Facebook Pay arrives as Facebook works to approve a new digital cryptocurrency called Libra, but the company says Facebook Pay is separate project. In the future, Facebook wants people to be able to use Libra instead of US dollars and other traditional currency for payments in the future. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook launched a new payment service on Tuesday that will let users of its family of apps — including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger — send and receive money and make purchases, a move that lets Facebook match popular features offered by competitors while its more ambitious Libra digital payments system is mired in scrutiny.  The Facebook Pay service is similar to Venmo, Google Wallet and Apple Pay, allowing users to transfer money directly from their bank account or credit cards. It will also be accepted as payment on the Facebook Marketplace. However, Facebook Pay has no fees and will not store money in an online account.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:Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey praised Facebook's experimental moves to hide Instagram 'likes'Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom has deleted all the photos he posted on the app over the past 18 monthsKim Kardashian says she no longer posts to Instagram and social media in real-time after being robbed at gunpoint in ParisSEE ALSO: Here’s why you should stop using Venmo, and start using Facebook Messenger for paying back your friends
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Miranda Lambert’s thoughts on working out with new husband
“Sometimes I want to kill him, and sometimes I’m thankful for it.”
New York Post
7 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies aren't available to stream on Disney Plus. Here's why.
Disney/Marvel Studios Disney Plus launched on Tuesday with a bunch of titles from its vast library — but it's missing seven of the 23 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Four of the movies are currently on Netflix and will make their way to Disney Plus when they leave. But the distribution rights for some of the movies are owned by other studios. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus launched on Tuesday with a library of Disney animated classics, blockbuster movies, a "Star Wars" original series, and some technical issues. But what it doesn't have are seven movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the highest-grossing movie franchise in history. Here are the 16 MCU movies Disney Plus does have available to stream: "Iron Man" (2008) "Iron Man 2" (2010) "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) "Avengers" (2012) "Iron Man 3" and "Thor: The Dark World" (2013) "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man" (2015) "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange" (2016) "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017) "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame" (2019) The reason Disney Plus doesn't have some MCU movies yet is the same reason it originally wasn't going to include every "Star Wars" movie: rights issues. Fortunately for "Star Wars" fans, Disney struck a deal with Turner, which bought the "Star Wars" broadcast rights in 2016. Now almost every "Star Wars" movie is available on Disney Plus, save for "Solo" and "The Last Jedi," which are on Netflix for the time being. Disney ended a licensing deal with Netflix this year, but four MCU movies are still available on the streaming giant. When their streaming deals expires, they'll make the jump to Disney Plus, which is expected to be within the first year of the service. In other cases, though, Disney doesn't own the distribution rights to some of its MCU movies. Spider-Man's movie rights, for instance, are owned by Sony, which renewed a deal with Disney this year after a brief squabble over the character's movie future. Spider-Man can appear in the MCU, but Sony retains distribution rights, meaning the character's solo MCU movies likely won't appear on Disney Plus unless another deal is struck. Below are seven MCU movies that aren't currently on Disney Plus and why: "The Incredible Hulk" (2008) Universal Pictures/The Incredible Hulk Why it's not on Disney Plus: Universal Pictures owns the distribution rights to "The Incredible Hulk." The studio coproduced the movie with Marvel Studios. Unless Disney strikes a deal with Universal, the movie may not appear on Disney Plus. For diehard MCU fans, this might be disappointing. But for casual viewers, the movie isn't an essential entry in the franchise (actor Edward Norton was recast with Mark Ruffalo in "Avengers"). "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017) Marvel Studios Why it's not on Disney Plus: Sony owns the film rights to "Spider-Man" movies and can keep them as long as it releases a movie every five years. The studio struck a deal with Marvel Studios in 2015 to allow the character to appear in the MCU. Sony would retain distribution rights to the character's solo movies while Disney would earn a percentage of box-office gross and all merchandising revenue. Sony and Disney struck a new deal this year for actor Tom Holland's Spider-Man to star in one more solo movie and appear in one other MCU movie. If Disney wants "Homecoming" on Disney Plus, it will have to strike another deal with Sony. "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) Disney/Marvel Studios Why it's not on Disney Plus: "Ragnarok" is currently available to stream on Netflix. It's expected to leave Netflix next month, so it shouldn't be long before it's streaming on Disney Plus. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disney Plus' tech chief explains the biggest challenges he and 1,000 engineers faced getting the service ready for launchThe best and worst Disney movie of every decade since 1940Disney Plus already has nearly 2 million subscribers in the US before launch, according to data firm JumpshotSEE ALSO: Disney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' proves 'Star Wars' can make the leap from movies to prestige TV
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McDonald's Is Sued Over 'Systemic Sexual Harassment' Of Female Workers
A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's and one Michigan franchise, alleging a "culture of sexual harassment."
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Nice people catch a baby bear falling from a tree
This little bear got stuck in a tree and was about to fall. Fortunately, three men with a blanket just happened to be there to break its fall. To catch a falling bear Image: Imgur Read the rest
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Libra Lite? Facebook Pay is the social network’s latest foray into finance
Facebook introduced a new payment system called Facebook Pay that would be accessible with Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp.
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How you can cut the carbon footprint on your Amazon deliveries
Amazon has streamlined online shopping so much that most of us think nothing of clicking “buy now” and finding a package on our doorstep before we’ve eaten the next day’s dinner. The mega-retailer has roughly 100 million subscribers to its $119-a-year Prime program, all of whom can get free one-day shipping on 10 million products....
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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales begins exile in Mexico
Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Mexico on Tuesday and thanked the nation for saving his life by giving him political asylum while vowing to remain in politics. “I want to tell you we’re very appreciative, because the president of Mexico, the government and the people, they saved my life,” Morales, 60, said at...
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DC braces for Erdoğan’s visit 18 months after bodyguards assaulted protesters
His bodyguards ran riot in the city as they punched and pushed Kurdish protesters and attacked American security officersPolice in Washington DC, the US state department, the secret service are girding themselves for the return of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday, 18 months after the Turkish president’s bodyguards ran riot in the city, assaulting protesters and American security officers.Newly declassified state department documents provide fresh details of the aggression shown by the Turkish security detail towards their US counterparts both before and after the 2017 attack near the Turkish embassy in northwest Washington. Six officers from the US Secret Service, two from the diplomatic service and one from the Washington police required medical treatment. Continue reading...
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This officer has saved five lives, including a missing toddler
When a toddler went missing in rural Michigan in October 2013, residents and law enforcement officials quickly mobilized a massive search party.
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Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem: ATP Finals – live!
Game by game coverage of Tuesday evening’s matchZverev overwhelms Nadal in straight setsGet in touch with Tumaini by email or on Twitter 7.16pm GMT And here is Kevin Mitchell on Margaret Court and Serena Williams. An ominous reminder that still have two weeks of the season left yet the Australian Open is already creeping up on us. Yikes. Related: Will Margaret Court’s presence inspire Serena Williams to equal her record? | Kevin Mitchell 7.13pm GMT Some stats for you. Continue reading...
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Playboy model freaks out after getting groped by frisky lemur
Animals just can't keep their paws off her.
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The Man Who Died Pursuing Nazi Criminals More Than Four Decades After World War II Ended
Read an excerpt from 'Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America'
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Will Ferrell set to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for fifth time
“Saturday Night Live” alum Will Ferrell will guest host the sketch comedy show on Nov. 23 — joining the five-timers club. “Anchorman” star Ferrell, a cast member from 1995 to 2002, is best known for his “SNL” impressions of notables like “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and former President George W. Bush (who appreciated Ferrell’s impersonation)....
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Nissan cuts profit forecast after 70 percent quarterly plunge
Nissan reported a 70 percent drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday and cut its full-year forecast to an 11-year low, hit by a strong yen and falling sales, and highlighting the turmoil at the Japanese automaker after the ouster of Carlos Ghosn. The latest weak showing from Nissan, which also slashed its interim dividend by...
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Mouse deer, thought to be extinct spotted for first time in 30 years
A species of mouse deer called the silver-backed chevrotain was thought to be lost to science after 30 years of no sightings, but a video camera in a Vietnam forest captured one as it foraged for food. From The Guardian: The pictures of the rabbit-sized animal, also known as the silver-backed chevrotain, are the first to be taken in the wild and come nearly 30 years after the last confirmed sighting. “We had no idea what to expect, so I was surprised and overjoyed when we checked the camera traps and saw photographs of a chevrotain with silver flanks,” said An Nguyen, a scientist and expedition team leader at Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC). Image: YouTube Read the rest
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American charged in hotel worker's death now deemed a "fugitive"
Scott Hapgood was a no-show at a scheduled court hearing on Monday
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Supreme Court grapples with Trump cancellation of DACA, impact on immigrant families
A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with the rationale behind President Trump's decision to end protections for 700,000 young immigrants and subsequent impact.
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What to watch for in the blockbuster Trump impeachment hearings
Mark Wilson/Getty Images The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry is on Wednesday, with two of the most damaging witnesses against President Donald Trump expected to vividly detail his pressure campaign in Ukraine. The public will get a window into what House Democrats paint as an insidious campaign by the president and his men to strongarm an ally into delivering political dirt. The hearing will be overseen by the House Intelligence Committee, a historically bipartisan panel which has taken several steps to streamline the process and allow for as few theatrics as possible. Democrats have one motto going into it: keep it simple, stupid. Instead of laying out a list of charges against Trump, they plan to zero in on abuse of power. Republicans are expected to use the hearings to push a bogus conspiracy theory about Ukrainian election interference and suggest the impeachment inquiry itself is invalid because it was unfair to Trump. GOP reps will also accuse Democrats of misleading the public, throw the spotlight onto former Vice President Joe Biden's activities in Ukraine, and call for the whistleblower to be hauled in to testify. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When the House of Representatives officially begins open hearings in the impeachment inquiry this week, the public will have a firsthand window into what Democrats paint as an insidious campaign by the president and his men to strongarm an ally into delivering political dirt to help his reelection. At the heart of the inquiry are President Donald Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he repeatedly pressured Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for corruption. Trump also asked Zelensky to look into a bogus conspiracy theory suggesting it was Ukraine, not Russia, that meddled in the 2016 US election and that it did so to benefit Hillary Clinton's campaign.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:John Bolton's lawyer dropped an intriguing hint that shows why he could be the most dangerous witness against TrumpThe public Trump impeachment hearings begin Wednesday. Here's who's testifying and how to watchEverything you need to know about Trump's impeachment process: What's happened, who the players are, and what comes nextSEE ALSO: John Bolton's lawyer dropped an intriguing hint that shows why he could be the most dangerous witness against Trump
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Homeless man hurls bucket of diarrhea at woman near Hollywood Walk of Fame
A homeless man dumped a bucket of “hot” diarrhea on a Los Angeles woman near the Hollywood Walk of Fame — an unprovoked attack that’s left her with PTSD,  she said this week. Heidi Van Tassel said she about to drive home from a Thai restaurant near the famed tourist trip in April when the...
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Facial recognition tools shared by 'Massive, secretive network of police departments'
At Medium's OneZero [@ozm], new reporting based on “thousands of pages of previously undisclosed emails” confirms “the existence of a massive, secretive network of police departments working together to share controversial facial recognition tools.” That's not good. And here's what's worse. "Officers on the listserv are encouraged to adopt a Fight Club-style directive that precludes group members from discussing the existence of the list publicly," writes Michael Hayes [@michaelhayes]. Excerpt: The emails, which date back to at least 2016, also indicate that these departments explicitly tried to keep this cross-department partnership secret from the public. These emails were shared with OneZero from a source who obtained the documents through an open records request. Many of these cross-department requests in Washington state were made through a previously undisclosed email listserv known as FITlist. FITlist — with FIT standing for “Fraud and Identity Theft” — includes officers from at least a dozen police departments, from large organizations like the Seattle police and Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to smaller ones like the Richland and Marysville police. Officers on the listserv are encouraged to adopt a Fight Club-style directive that precludes group members from discussing the existence of the list publicly. One document explicitly says: “Do not mention FITlist in your reports or search warrant affidavits.” Shankar Narayan, Director of the Technology and Liberty Project for ACLU of Washington, says that the use of a listserv to make backroom requests “with no opportunity for the public to know and to understand” what information is being shared is concerning. Read the rest
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Trump Predicted More Leaks Amid WikiLeaks Releases in 2016, Ex-Aide Testifies
Prosecutors wrapped up their case against the longtime Trump adviser Roger J. Stone Jr., accused of lying about his contacts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.
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Hong Kong universities become 'battlefields' as citywide violence spreads
Police in Hong Kong battled pro-democracy protesters at several university campuses in sometimes savage clashes, as parts of the city were paralyzed including Hong Kong's Central financial district that was tear-gassed for a second day running.
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A present for the planet? How to cut holiday waste
While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it can also be a time of excess and waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s — about a million extra tons of garbage each week, according to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), a Washington,...
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