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First images emerge of crew from oil tanker seized by Iran

The first images of the crew of the British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz were released on Monday, showing them gathered around a table and preparing a meal. The 23-member crew of the Stena Impero, many of them dressed in red coveralls bearing the name of the vessel, are...
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Ohio woman reported alleged abuser by ordering a pizza
She’ll take a large pie, hold the domestic violence. A quick-thinking Ohio woman pretended to order a pizza — but was really calling 911 — to save her mother from an alleged abuser, police said. The unidentified woman covertly called police on Nov. 13 to calmly request a pizza to be sent to her apartment,...
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Inside the Unlikely Friendship That Inspired A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Tom Junod, whose 1998 'Esquire' profile of Mr. Rogers inspired the movie, on their life-changing friendship
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Ja Morant, RJ Barrett and Kendrick Nunn Are Early Picks for Rookie of the Year
Zion Williamson is not the only rookie in the NBA this year. In fact, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, and Kendrick Nunn are the ones leading the pack in the Rookie of the Year race. Watch the video above for more about the NBA's hottest rookies...
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Yankees Rumors: NY Filing Grievance over $26M Owed to Jacoby Ellsbury
The New York Yankees will file a grievance in an attempt to reduce the money owed to the recently released Jacoby Ellsbury, according to the New York Post 's George A. King III ...
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Passenger robs 70-year-old cab driver at knifepoint in the Bronx
A 70-year-old cab driver was threatened with a knife by his passenger –– who got away with $90 and a free ride in the Bronx, according to police. The Taxi and Limousine Commission hack picked up the suspect on Fulton Avenue in Morrisania just before 11 p.m. Nov. 13. The fare asked to be dropped...
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Mediaset plans meeting in hope of breaking deadlock with Vivendi
Italian broadcaster Mediaset will hold a special shareholder meeting to try and reach agreement with Vivendi over its plan to set up a holding company, the Italian firm said on Friday, as the pair head to court to try and resolve their dispute.
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Amazon's in-house delivery network is about to face the ultimate test this holiday season as the retail giant doubles down on competing with UPS and FedEx (AMZN)
Martin Schutt/picture alliance via Getty Images; Ruobing Su/Business Insider Amazon is set to spend more than $3 billion this year on its burgeoning transportation network of planes, ocean freighters, vans, trucks, and more.  Now, investors are waiting to see if that network can face the ultimate test: an ultra-short holiday shopping season of just 26 days. That's six days fewer than 2018's holiday season.  "There's going to be more volume through a shorter pipe," Amit Mehrotra, Deutsche Bank's lead transportation and shipping analyst, told Business Insider. Amazon will still rely on UPS, USPS, and other third-party carriers to fulfill less than half of its deliveries.  FedEx ended its air and ground relationships in the US with Amazon during the summer — a move that put more pressure on Amazon's transportation network. "We deliver for our customers every day and are confident in our ability to serve customers this holiday season," an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Christmas 2013 is a black mark in Amazon's history. That was the year the company's third-party delivery partners, namely UPS and FedEx, failed to deliver packages on time for Dec. 25. Amazon had to sheepishly issue $20 gift cards and apologies to customers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why Tesla's Model 3 received top crash-test safety ratingsSee Also:Video captures partial explosion of a SpaceX Starship rocket prototype during testingBoeing's Dreamliner deal with Emirates has a major downside for the plane makerGM's bombshell lawsuit against FCA alleges years of corruption and includes claims about a failed 2015 mergerSEE ALSO: FedEx no longer will fly your Amazon packages — and now pressure is mounting on the company as it gears up its in-house air-freight network
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Colts-Texans fantasy football takeaways: Will Fuller, Jonathan Williams
The Houston Texans bested the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 on Thursday night to take control of the AFC South. Conservative play-calling dominated the game, and ultimately cost Indianapolis a win. Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton and Texans receiver Will Fuller returned to the field from injuries, but only one had success. The Colts deployed a run-heavy approach...
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Chrissy Teigen's face is priceless as John Legend does a sexy elf dance
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are getting into the holiday spirit. Well, one of them is, at least. Teigen tweeted a video Thursday night which showed Legend, who's been christened the  "Sexiest Man Alive," decked out in a holiday outfit that only he could get away with. Or can he? SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen had the perfect reaction to John Legend being crowned 'sexiest man alive' Tight red pants. A sleeveless Santa vest with no shirt underneath. And, of course, we have to mention the elf hat and the gold chain draped around his neck. 'Tis the season, we guess. After a pelvic thrust or two (or three...who's counting?), the camera pans to Teigen, watching whatever this is unfold before her, looking 100 percent unimpressed with what her life has become. Read more...More about Holiday, Dance, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, and Culture
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Fiona Hill is right the Brits are still total snobs about accents
During her box-office testimony at the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill earlier this week, Fiona Hill, a non-partisan Russia expert, made a claim that has caught the attention of the press here in her native Britain.
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Delta CEO says he would consider using Boeing 737 Max
CEO Ed Bastian told "CBS This Morning" he has "total faith" the planes will be safe following FAA certification
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Trump says Pompeo might run for open Senate seat in Kansas
President Donald Trump appears to be opening the door for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas
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AstraZeneca shares rise on early U.S. approval for leukemia drug
AstraZeneca shares rose 2.7% on Friday after the British drugmaker won earlier-than-expected U.S. regulatory approval for a leukemia drug, in a challenge to rival AbbVie .
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The mystery around ESPN’s most popular dad has been solved
Dan Le Batard has explained why his dad has gone missing. Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard is a popular fixture on his son’s ESPN show, “Highly Questionable,” but had not appeared the past two weeks. Dan Le Batard addressed fans’ concerns on Thursday. “My father is in good health, he’s just been punching a clock for...
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Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB excerpt — “Doom to the Power of Ten”
GUEST: GamesBeat is publishing this exclusive excerpt of Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB. To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reached out to Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation and The History of the Future: […]
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Take Five: A spanner in the global economic works
Can we have it both ways? For two decades, trade expansion has fueled rapid global economic growth. But with trade volumes contracting at a rate of more than 1% year-on-year and the Sino-U.S trade war nearing its two-year anniversary, world growth will plumb decade-lows next year, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development predicts.
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Special offer to attend IGNITION: Smart Cities — in Washington, DC on 12/10
Jin S. Lee / Business Insider Don't miss the smart cities event of the season. Apply for the chance to attend IGNITION: Smart Cities in Washington, DC on Tuesday, December 10th.  Join us for breakfast and a series of exciting conversations with business and government leaders at the forefront of transforming cities. Together, we'll explore the impact of various technologies transforming cities, mobility, digital equity, the evolving regulatory and policy environment — and the investment opportunities these innovations create.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:I bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having onePete Buttigieg is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.Bernie Sanders is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.
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Krystal Lee showed investigators how she helped clean up murder of Kelsey Berreth
Patrick Frazee has been sentenced to life in prison in Colorado for murdering his fiancee Kelsey Berreth last year. In a remarkable video, the prosecution's star witness, Krystal Lee, shows investigators how she says she helped clean up the crime scene. CBS News correspondent Nikki Battiste joined "CBSN AM" to discuss her report for "48 Hours," which airs Saturday, November 23, at 10/9c on CBS.
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14 jobs requiring a bachelor's degree that might not be around in 10 years
Joyce N. Boghosian Getting a college degree is an important step in many careers, but not every occupation that requires a college degree is set to grow. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found 14 jobs that typically require at least a bachelor's degree that are likely to shrink between 2018 and 2028. Reporters topped the list. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Getting a college degree is an important first step in many careers. However, not every occupation that requires a college degree is set to expand in the next several years. Every two years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employment projections for the United States. These estimate how many people are likely to be employed in various jobs over the next decade. The most recently released projections cover how employment is expected to change between 2018 and 2028. The projections also include typical educational requirements for each job. Using those projections, we found the 14 jobs that require a bachelor's degree or higher that the BLS projects will have a decline in employment over the decade. Here are the jobs, along with their median annual salaries as of May 2018, the most recently available data:14. Writers and authors: Employment is projected to fall from 123,200 in 2018 to 123,000 in 2028, a 0.1% drop. Sara Lepley Median annual salary in 2018: $62,170 13. Nuclear engineers: Employment is projected to fall from 17,700 in 2018 to 17,600 in 2028, a 0.5% drop. Idaho National Laboratory/flickr Median annual salary in 2018: $107,600 12. Electronics engineers (except computers): Employment is projected to fall from 138,500 in 2018 to 137,300 in 2028, a 0.9% drop. Ctd 2005/flickr Median annual salary in 2018: $102,700 See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 20 fastest-disappearing jobs in AmericaThe 20 most popular jobs of 2019The 20 US colleges with the best return on your investment 40 years after you've enrolled
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Iraqi forces kill four protesters, cleric warns of crisis
Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra, as the country's top cleric warned nothing but speedy electoral reforms would resolve unrest.
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A South Korean chef is suing the 'corrupt' Michelin Guide for including his restaurant after he asked it not to
Getty Images A chef in Seoul, South Korea says he is suing the Michelin guide for including his restaurant, Ristorante Eo, in its listings after he asked not to be entered. Posting on his Facebook page, the chef said he has repeatedly asked to be discounted from the widely esteemed pages, according to a translation from CNN. Eo Yun-gwon said he is using a law against public insult to sue the guide. However, a South Korean criminal attorney told CNN they do not think his case will be successful.  Visit Insider's homepage for more details. A chef in South Korea says he has filed a lawsuit against Michelin for including his restaurant in its Seoul guide after he said he asked not be listed.  Eo Yun-gwon, who runs Italian establishment Ristorante Eo in Seoul, said he is taking action using the country's law against public insult, according to CNN.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:A Canadian McDonald's employee is being hailed as the 'Robin Hood of nugz' after admitting he put an extra McNugget in almost every box for 2 and a half years without getting caughtYou can now book a flight on United's new 'Star Wars'-themed Boeing 737 plane — here's what it's like insideHere's what it was like on board Qantas' first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to Sydney
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Citibank has been rated the No. 1 bank for customer satisfaction, beating out Bank of America and Wells Fargo
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Banking 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. Citibank has been rated the No. 1 bank for customer satisfaction across the retail banking industry with a score of 81 out of a possible 100 points, beating high-profile rivals like Chase (79) Bank of America (77), and Wells Fargo (76), per a report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Citi achieved this title in both 2016 and 2017 as well, though it was unseated in 2018 when it took second place after Chase. ACSI also deemed Citibank the 2019 leader among national banks in categories including perceived value, customer loyalty, customer retention, ease of adding/changing accounts, competitive rates, and call center satisfaction. The bank has rolled out a range of innovations throughout 2019 that could have contributed to its No. 1 spot. These include new high-yield accounts — a savings account, dubbed "Citi Accelerate," launched in February and a checking account, "Citi Elevate," that debuted this week — as well as new digital lending solutions (Flex Loan and Flex Pay) to increase flexibility for eligible US credit cardholders.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Citi debuted its digital high-yield checking accountBrazilian neobank Neon is looking to triple its staff and user base next yearAmerican Express is sweetening its deals for merchants
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Alleged clergy sex assault victims claim they were pressured into settlements
Two cousins from Mississippi claim in a new lawsuit they were sexually assaulted by two Franciscan missionaries — and then pressured into taking a measly settlement designed to silence their allegations. La Jarvis Love and Joshua Love allege in their Manhattan federal court suit that they were repeatedly abused by Brother Paul West sometime in...
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Meet the top 10 ultra-wealthy Americans funding the 2020 presidential elections so far
Mark Wilson/Getty Images Approximately 100 of the United States' 705 billionaires have donated to candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, an analysis of the Federal Election Commission database by Forbes found. The list of donors is remarkably similar to Business Insider's list of the largest political donors of 2018, suggesting that America's biggest donors are a static group of individuals. California Senator Kamala Harris seems to be billionaires' favorite liberal candidate, as 46 of them have donated to her campaign in 2019 thus far, according to Forbes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Billionaires aren't just running for president in 2019, they're funding others' campaigns, too. Approximately 100 billionaires have donated to candidates seeking the Democratic nomination alone, an analysis of the Federal Election Commission database by Forbes found. Research firm Wealth-X reported that there are 7o5 billionaires in the US in its 2019 Billionaire Census. California Senator Kamala Harris seems to be billionaires' favorite liberal candidate: 46 of them have donated to her campaign in 2019 thus far, according to Forbes. The donors did not just give directly to campaigns, however. In addition to campaign donations, called hard money, many donors gave even more in the form of soft money, or donations given to groups like super PACs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. This list of donors is remarkably similar to Business Insider's list of the largest political donors of 2018, suggesting that America's biggest donors are a static group of individuals. Business Insider ranked the 10 largest donors of the presidential primaries as of August 2019, using data from the Center for Responsive Politics. We also included a look at which presidential candidates the donors' money has gone to, or who they have publicly said they intend their donations to benefit. Federal candidates, parties, and groups are all recipients of these donations, and, unless specified, they are not official endorsements. The donors are listed by the value of their donations in ascending order. Keep reading to learn more about the 10 most prolific donors of the 2020 election thus far.10. Investor George Marcus and his wife Judith have given over $2.5 million to Democratic groups. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo Party: Democrat Presidential Candidate: Unknown Total donations: $2,511,110 Soft money donations: $2,000,000 Hard money donations: $511,100 Net worth: $1.5 billion George Marcus is the founder of real-estate brokerage Marcus & Millichap Company, according to the company's website. Marcus is also the chairman of Essex Property Trust, a multi-family real-estate investment trust, and he serves on the board of California-based commercial bank Greater Bay Bancorp. The couple donated $9,610,125 in 2018 mostly to Democrats, Business Insider previously reported. The Marcuses gave $10,400 to Republicans in 2018, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. 9. Florida-based philanthropists Henry and Marsha Laufer have donated nearly $3 million in 2019, including $250,000 to a PAC that supports Democratic candidates. Thomas Barra/Shutterstock Party: Democrat Presidential Candidate: Unknown Total donations: $2,804,850 Soft money donations: $2,250,000 Hard money donations: $554,850 Net worth: $2.1 billion Henry Laufer, 74, is the former chief scientist at hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, Forbes reported. The Laufers were among the top donors to Hillary Clinton's Super PAC in 2016, having given $2 million, according to Forbes. The couple also hosted a fundraiser for Clinton at their Manalapan, Florida home, where tickets cost as much as $33,400, according to Forbes. 8. California-based psychiatrist Karla Jurvetson has donated $12 million to Democrats. YouTube/TechCrunch Party: Democrat Presidential Candidate: Unknown Total donations: $2,807,270 Soft money donations: $2,015,482 Hard money donations: $791,788 Net worth: Less than $1 billion, a representative for Jurvetson told Business Insider Karla Jurvetson is the ex-wife of venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, according to The Guardian. Jurvetson donated $12 million to Democrats in 2018, Business Insider previously reported. Her largest donation in 2018, $5.4 million, was to a Super PAC aimed at elected pro-choice female candidates run by Emily's List, The Guardian reported. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The French billionaire whose company controls luxury giants like Gucci says brands should be taking 'bold public positions' against the mistreatment of womenKamala Harris has more billionaire donors than any other Democrat running for president5 things millionaires can't afford — that truly wealthy people canSEE ALSO: Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both proposed taxes on the ultra-wealthy. Here's how much poorer America's 10 wealthiest billionaires would be under a moderate wealth tax. DON'T MISS: Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.
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How can I convince my exhausted colleague to take time off?
He’s working incredibly hard, it’s affecting his health and happiness, and he’ll lose some of his holiday if he doesn’t take it soon. But he won’t do itI’m worried about my work colleague. He is working incredibly hard on an emotionally draining project, and I know it’s affecting his health and happiness. He is owed a huge amount of holiday – some of which he will lose if he doesn’t take it soon – but he is so absorbed in the project he’s working on that he says he can’t put it aside. How can I support him, and help convince him it would be best to take some time off?• When leaving a message on this page, please be sensitive to the fact that you are responding to a real person in the grip of a real-life dilemma, who wrote to Private Lives asking for help, and may well view your comments here. Please consider especially how your words or the tone of your message could be perceived by someone in this situation, and be aware that comments that appear to be disruptive or disrespectful to the individual concerned will be removed. Continue reading...
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So farewell then, Workington man … we hardly knew you | Tim Burrows
After just three weeks in the spotlight, the latest voter caricature has been consigned to the dustbinWorkington Man is dead; long live Workington Man. In the three weeks he has graced this Earth, the Conservatives’ dream ticket to election victory – an imagined 45-plus northern leaver, ex-Labour voter and rugby league fan, without a university degree – has been rebuked and rejoiced in a cycle of binge and purge.Some journalists pronounced him deceased almost as soon as he was invented by right-leaning thinktank Onward. “‘Workington Man’ is just the latest depressing political caricature,” read the Financial Times’s glum banner. Lewis Goodall of Sky News, who travelled up to the Cumbria constituency where this theoretical voter supposedly lives, tweeted “Been in Workington for less than 10 mins when someone says: ‘this Workington Man stuff. What a stupid southern idea. We’ve all been laughing about it.’” Continue reading...
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Amazon’s best Black Friday deals 2019
Amazon has maxed out this year with its Black Friday deals, with the retail giant cutting prices on a huge range of product categories. From home goods to TVs and cellphones, there are major savings to be claimed as you tackle your Black Friday shopping list. So you’ll be more than happy you dropped a...
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AT&T announces real 5G is coming
AT&T is scheduled to fully launch its 5G network in the U.S. in 2020, but the company is planning to bring 5G to "tens of millions" including Indianapolis, Pittsburg, Providence, R.I., Rochester, N.Y., San Diego, Boston, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, New York City, San Francisco, Birmingham, Ala., Bridgeport, Conn., Buffalo, N.Y., Louisville, Ky., and San Jose, California in the coming weeks.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, At T, 5g, 5g Networks, and Tech
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Pep Guardiola Talks Bernardo Silva, Jose Mourinho, Ederson in Man City Presser
Pep Guardiola has defended Bernardo Silva after he received a one-match ban and £50,000 fine for a racist tweet directed at team-mate Benjamin Mendy...
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Elon Musk reveals the first electric pickup truck from Tesla
Starting at $39,900 with 250 miles of range (and going up to 500 miles), the truck is supposed to have 7,500 pounds of towing capacity and still able to pull off 0 to 60 mph in under 6.5 seconds. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Tesla, Elon Musk, Electric Vehicles, and Cybertruck
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A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 crashed off the runway when its front wheels collapsed during a bad weather landing
Youtube/Aviation Daily A Turkish Airlines flight crashed off the runway when its front wheels collapsed during a windy landing in Odessa, Ukraine on Thursday. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft suffered damage to its nose as a result, although no passengers or crew were injured. The difficult landing was down to weather conditions with "heavy crosswinds" reported as the aircraft approached Odessa Airport, according to online aviation news site Flight Global. "Panic erupted. Everyone panicked, even the crew. The plane skidded off the runway and stopped in a field," a passenger told Ukrainian news outlet Strana, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  A Turkish Airlines flight crashed off the runway when its front wheels collapsed during a windy landing in Odessa, Ukraine on Thursday. Flight TK 467 from Istanbul, Turkey, to Odessa, a port city in the south of Ukraine, struggled to land in heavy winds, aborting its first attempt to land just before touching down, according to a tweet from Turkish Air News, which was present in Odessa after the incident.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What it takes to be a first-class flight attendant for EmiratesSee Also:The NTSB says Boeing should redesign the engine housing on its 737 jets, which was partly to blame for a deadly Southwest accidentBoeing's 737 officially lost the title of world's most popular airplane. Airbus' competitor just passed it in sales.Ethiopian Airlines buried the remains of crash victims — but didn't give families enough notice to attend the funeral
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Nationwide profits hit by mortgage war and PPI mis-selling
Building society prioritising IT investment over ‘short-term profits’, says chief executiveThe mortgage price war and a new charge for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) have helped wipe 40% off first-half profits at Britain’s biggest building society.Nationwide, which has almost 16 million members, said its statutory profits fell to £309m during the six months to 30 September – down from £516m last time. The society said it had decided to prioritise investment in technology and other areas over “short-term profit”. Continue reading...
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Man surprises fiancée with swimsuit that has his face on it
Love comes in many forms – and sometimes that form is a giant picture of your fianceé’s face on a swimsuit. Australian Instagram influencer, Pedro Cuccovillo Vitola, who is known for posting comedic videos and photos to his page, has gone viral for his latest prank, which involved giving his unsuspecting fiancée a bathing suit...
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A day in the studio with YouTube star Doctor Mike, who now has 4 million subscribers after gaining initial fame for being attractive on Instagram
Amanda Perelli Doctor Mikhail (Mike) Varshavski is a board-certified primary care physician and popular YouTube influencer with 4 million subscribers.  Varshavski's Instagram page went viral in 2015 after he was featured in a Buzzfeed article, and then again in People magazine's 2015 Sexiest Man Alive issue. Today, Varshavski told Business Insider that he mainly splits his time between filming videos for YouTube and working as a doctor.  He shared what an average filming day is like and took Business Insider inside his high-tech home studio.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mike Varshavski is a board-certified primary care physician who went viral in 2015 after he was featured in a BuzzFeed article about how attractive he was, and then again in People magazine's 2015 Sexiest Man Alive issue. Accepting his sudden fame, he launched a YouTube channel in 2017 while in his residency, and hired a videographer to film and edit the videos for him. He's known as "Doctor Mike" online, and now has millions of YouTube subscribers with videos that often appear on the trending page of YouTube. Yet his YouTube channel was not an immediate success. "I launched the channel and it picked up like 15,000 subscribers," he told Business Insider. "It didn't go anywhere, even though I told 2 million people on Instagram to come watch it."  Varshavski said he realized the key to growing an audience was consistency (he's never missed a single posting day) and figuring out what content would appeal to a wider audience.  From hospital to filming studio, how Varshavski does it  In his second year of YouTube, while keeping up with his career as a doctor, Varshavski started posting videos twice a week instead of once. "The first half of the week I am making YouTube videos," he said. "The second half of the week I'm in the hospital actually doing the things I'm talking about." His videos gain an average 500,000 views to around 4 million views, depending on if a video is picked up by YouTube's algorithm and recommended to viewers.  He puts his own spin on concepts like PewDiePie's popular "Meme Review," where Varshavski reacts to medical memes, or shows like "Grey's Anatomy."  To keep track of his growing online business, Varshavski signed with the digital talent agency, Abrams Artists Agency three years ago. His agent works to build up the business aspects of his social media, like landing public speaking appearances and producing a line of products (that will be coming out soon, Varshavski said). With the help of his videographer, Dan, Varshavski films a batch of videos during filming days, which Dan will later edit throughout the week.  Most people think Varshavski has a large team helping him out, he said. But he really only has Dan and his agent. Business Insider spent a day with Doctor Mike to see the process of filming his YouTube videos:Doctor Mike lives in New York City and films videos for his 4.47 million subscribers in a spare room in his apartment. Here's the view: Amanda Perelli When you walk inside his filming room, you are greeted by medical books and filming equipment. Amanda Perelli Doctor Mike's editor Dan films and edits the YouTube videos from Mike's desk, and uses high-end equipment. Amanda Perelli The equipment:  Camera – Canon 1DX Mark II Tripod – Manfrotto Monitor – SmallHD 501 Lights – Aputure 120dII (x3) Light reflectors, Mic – Rode Videomic Pro+ Post Production – Adobe Premiere See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:SeatGeek's new NYC headquarters looks like it was built for Instagram influencers, from its 90s-inspired bedrooms to its muralsThe top 18 talent agents for YouTube creators and influencersYouTube star Toddy Smith takes us inside his influencer business and what it's like to be in David Dobrik's Vlog Squad
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How Facebook crammed all its major features into a 2MB Lite app
Over the past few years, several major mature tech companies including the likes of Google, Uber, Spotify, and Twitter have been courting the ‘next billion users’ – people who are getting online for the first time ever with mobile devices, instead of desktops. Winning over this new audience requires optimizing services and software optimized for conditions prevalent in developing markets, like spotty connectivity, slow internet speeds, and wide proliferation of low-end mobile devices. Companies started to design a ‘lite’ version of their apps that can run on most phones and don’t take up much space on the device (less than… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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Washington Post quietly changes story on altered Russia probe document
The Washington Post deleted a key detail from its reporting about the FBI lawyer accused of altering a document related to the surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, according to a new report. The newspaper nixed a portion of its story that identified the lawyer as an FBI employee underneath Peter Strzok, the ousted...
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Impeachment-Points of Contention
Some Republican arguments against impeachment were challenged by key witnesses, but some defenses remain. Brian Todd reports.
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The wireless industry is on the brink of a huge shift that's going to change how we use our smartphones — here are 4 improvements 5G will bring to your phone (QCOM)
Reuters 5G has been a buzzword in the tech community for years, but the next-generation wireless network is expected to have a banner year in 2020. Cristiano Amon, president of mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, recently sat down with Business Insider to talk about the most noticeable changes smartphone owners will see when 5G networks become widespread. When 5G networks become prominent, smartphones will be able to maintain a more reliable connection to the cloud and internet-based services, which will boost performance and enable more sophisticated apps to run on your phone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  For years, we've been hearing about how next-generation 5G networks are going to change the way we access the internet, revolutionizing industries from agriculture to manufacturing and the automotive sector. But now, after years of hype, 2020 seems poised to be the year that 5G finally goes mainstream. Major mobile carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have launched 5G networks in select cities across the United States, and smartphone makers like Samsung and Motorola have already launched 5G-capable phones. Apple is expected to release its first 5G iPhone in 2020, and sales of 5G phones are expected to exceed 1 billion units by 2025, according to Strategy Analytics.  But as 2020 approaches, there's an important question: What exactly can we expect from our phones when 5G networks become the norm? Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm — whose Snapdragon processors power popular phones from Samsung, LG, OnePlus, and others —  recently sat down with Business Insider to talk about what 5G means for how we use our mobile devices. Below are some key takeaways from our conversation.It'll be much easier to get a signal when you're in a crowded environment. Reuters/Charles Platiau Struggling to make a phone call, send a text message, or use any app that requires the internet during a crowded event will soon be a problem of the past.  "Every technology needs to solve a problem," Amon said. "3G was about [providing] wireless internet, 4G was about broadband on a phone, [and] 5G is for a mature wirelessly connected society."  As such, 5G will be developed to handle congestion and crowded scenarios, so you'll no longer have to cope with sluggish speeds when trying to upload a photo from a music festival or football game, for example. "5G is being designed so that you'll have a consistent level of performance," Amon said.  Unlimited data plans will be much more common. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Major carriers like Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T all offer unlimited data plans, but some of those options often come with trade-offs like slower speeds after a certain data limit has been hit or lower video quality.  With the advent of 5G, however, unlimited data plans are likely to become the standard, which means you probably won't find yourself scrambling to connect to the nearest WiFi network nearly as often. "That's going to disappear," Amon said. "5G is all about unlimited data plans, and it's been designed to handle the data."  That, of course, will depend on whether carriers are willing to adjust their current offerings to match the demand for unlimited data.  Apps won't be limited by the hardware on your phone. Crystal Cox/Photographer Since 5G networks will be capable of connecting mobile devices to the cloud more reliably than  before, apps will be able to run power-hungry operations from the cloud and beam it to your phone, Amon says. That means performance won't necessarily be tied to the hardware inside your phone, which could enabled a new class of "super" apps, according to Amon.  Companies like Google and Microsoft are already experimenting with services that let you play console-quality games on any device by streaming it to your phone or TV through cloud-connected servers.    "Users will see a more reliable connection, and that's going to allow many of those services to evolve based on that," Amon said.   See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A high-school student built a Bluetooth speaker in the shape of a giant Apple AirPod — see the pictures17 photos from inside Trump's tour of an Apple factory with Tim CookApple is making a big change to the way it tests new features for the iPhone after iOS 13's messy releaseSEE ALSO: Motorola's iconic Razr flip phone was one of my favorite cellphones ever — but I wouldn't buy the new one
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'The attention economy is in hyperdrive’: how tech shaped the 2010s
We thought tech would bring us closer together. Instead it has scrambled our minds, our politics and our relationships. Can we burst our filter bubbles?In 2010, I joined Twitter. This momentous development went unnoticed by the world’s press – but to be fair, it went almost unnoticed by me, too. Certainly, I had no particular trepidation about getting involved in social media. The internet still embodied more promise than threat: the iPad was just arriving; Uber and Airbnb were finding their feet; “gamification” was going to solve everything from obesity to voter apathy, by turning tedious chores into fun digital challenges with points and prizes; the Arab spring, coordinated on social media, was a few months away. This was before the Rohingya genocide, before the teenage anxiety epidemic, before Cambridge Analytica and the alt-right and “fake news”. In October 2010, the Guardian news blog ran a brief item on a darkly comical nightmare scenario for US politics: “Donald Trump considers running for president,” the headline read.What changed in the 2010s was not so much the arrival of new technology as the rapid evolution of a business model, the monetisation of attention. This wasn’t a recent invention; indeed, it dated back to the “yellow journalism” of the 19th century, which used sensationalist stories and cheap cover prices to build big audiences that advertisers would pay to reach. But ubiquitous high-speed mobile internet has sent the attention economy into hyperdrive, plunging us into an online world structured to prioritise not the truth, or what matters most, but whatever’s most compelling, which often means whatever makes us angriest. Continue reading...
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Salad recall hits products sold at Walmart, Target, Aldi, and more after lettuce tests positive for E. coli
Irene Jiang / Business Insider More than 75,000 pounds of prepared salads sold at Walmart, Target, Aldi and other retailers have been recalled for possible E. coli contamination.  Missa Bay, LLC, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, issued the recall after lettuce in a bag of its products tested positive for E. coli, according to the US Department of Agriculture.  The items were sold between October 14 and October 16 in 22 states.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Prepared salads sold at Walmart, Target, Aldi, and other retailers across 22 states have been recalled for possible E. coli contamination.  Missa Bay, LLC, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, issued the recall after lettuce in a bag of its products tested positive for E. coli, according to the US Department of Agriculture. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: At its peak, Forever 21 made $4.4 billion in revenue. Here's what led to the brand's downfall and bankruptcy.See Also:Target praises 'well-organized' back rooms in earnings call after reports of overcrowded conditionsTarget kept a store open after an employee died during his shiftBlack Friday is dying, and the rise of Cyber Monday may be to blameSEE ALSO: A chicken recall that hit Kroger, Walmart, and Giant has expanded to at least 83 retailers after products tested positive for listeria contamination. Here's the full list.
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Plan now: Three big storms could snarl Thanksgiving travel
According to AAA, 50 million people are expected to take to the roads, rails and skies during Thanksgiving week. However, three big storms could slow your roll to grandma's house. Do keep in mind that Thanksgiving is a week away, and forecasts can change. But as of now -- here's an early look at what you can expect.
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Keep Your Kids Active Indoors With Oversized Inflatable Dice
My son has learned a lot from his martial arts teacher—so many wonderful lessons about respect, discipline, determination and confidence. But my favorite take-away from the past two years of his training: Kids don’t mind doing a bunch of push-ups, sit-ups and jumping jacks if you let them roll giant dice across the…Read more...
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Engadget Podcast: Google Stadia and the future of game streaming services
This week, we discuss the problematic launch of Google's Stadia cloud-based games service. Our senior editor and resident games expert Jessica Conditt joins us to share what she thought of the service, how it fares against Microsoft's Xcloud and what...
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Friday's Best Deals: Sennheiser Headphones, Amazon Devices, Nintendo Advent Calendar, and More
A Frozen Gold Box, eufy RoboVac, succulents, and ButcherBox steaks lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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How Ommy Akhe makes her ultra-cool Instagram AR filters
When Instagram opened up its platform this August for anyone to create face filters, it sent a wave of creators to download Spark AR, Facebook’s software for building augmented reality effects. It’s user-friendly enough that beginners can create simple effects pretty quickly, but it’s also powerful enough for artists like Ommy Akhe to create world effects like AR designer rugs, dancing Bearbricks, and digital tarot cards. I first saw Akhe’s work in the Spark AR Community group on Facebook, a place for users to show off their latest filters and share tips. The London-based creator’s filters push the limits of what Instagram Stories are capable of, elevating AR lenses to an art form. She’s created dozens of filters that are not only... Continue reading…
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How 6 NFL offensive lines will help decide the playoff picture
Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz takes a look at what these OLs have done so far — and what they need to do the rest of the season. The backbone of any successful football team is the offensive line. The unit sets the tone for the entire team. Seriously. If the linemen are physical and take no shit, the rest of the team will follow. You rarely see a good offensive line on a soft or bad team, unless there’s an injury at the quarterback position. So it’s no surprise as we head toward the playoffs that the teams jockeying for spots are guided by their offensive lines. Some are even returning players to their units to bolster their playoff runs. Let’s take a look at these offensive lines and how they can help alter the playoff race. NFC We’ll start in the NFC, with three different contenders. New Orleans Saints: The best OL from top to bottom this season The Saints are second in pass blocking and third in run block, according to Pro Football Focus. They are first in adjusted line yards for rushing plays, according to Football Outsides. This unit was the backbone of the team during Teddy Bridgewater’s time as the starter with Drew Brees out. Their offensive line will be hugely important down the stretch when the 49ers come to town in just a few weeks. That game will likely be for homefield advantage in the NFC. The Saints’ offensive line will be the reason why they should win this game. The 49ers have two outstanding edge rushers in Nick Bosa and Dee Ford, but guess what? The Saints have tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk, who are both playing at an All-Pro level. This matchup should be awesome to watch, and it will determine the NFC playoff race. San Francisco 49ers: OL injuries can’t derail this offense Speaking of the 49ers, their offense has come together this season, even with injuries upfront. They lost right tackle Mike McGlinchey for four games, but he’s back now. Stalwart left tackle Joe Staley has been out seven of their 10 games. The 49ers made no excuse when their linemen missed games. They hunkered down and made the best of it. Kyle Shanahan continued to run his offense. And I love it. Their line holding up will be important in Week 12 and through the rest of the season. The Packers’ pass rush is legit and the best part of their defense. When the 49ers head into the dome to face the Saints in Week 14, it’ll be freaking loud. They have to contain Cam Jordan. Ditto for Jadeveon Clowney in Seattle to close out the season, especially after he roughed them up in their first meeting. Dallas Cowboys: The best OL in the NFL for years now It’s important as ever for the Cowboys’ offensive line to stay healthy because they don’t win often without left tackle Tyron Smith. With the defense not playing up to par this season, the offense has to carry the team, which means the offensive line needs to continue to play well. Dak Prescott is a serious MVP candidate, and his offensive line is keeping him healthy and upright. This weekend, the Cowboys head into New England to face that beastly Patriots defense. What the Patriots do best is attack the weakness of an offense, and it’s most likely the left guard for the Cowboys. But otherwise, the Cowboys should match up well against the Patriots. We saw the Pats’ defensive line can be run on when they played the Ravens, and I expect the Cowboys to attempt the same gameplan. I can’t wait for this matchup. AFC Now let’s switch over to the AFC and highlight three more playoff hopefuls. New England Patriots: The OL might get their swagger back soon The Patriots featured their offensive line heavily in their Super Bowl run last season. It was the hallmark of their march through the playoffs. They pounded on the Chargers and Chiefs, and then held Aaron Donald down in the Super Bowl. I was at that AFC Championship Game against between the Chiefs and Patriots. The first thing I noticed during that game was the swagger of the Patriots’ offensive line coming out of the huddle. Arrowhead Stadium was rocking and their offensive line was not bothered. They got the play call, turned toward the line, and just walked with their chests puffed out to the ball and dominated the game. They are missing that swagger this season, but they might be starting to get it back this week. Isaiah Wynn, their second-year left who missed all of his rookie season and most of this season, is off injured reserve. That will help the Patriots so much. Marshall Newhouse goes back to being a swing tackle, and the line will start to build up their chemistry. This week, they get a Cowboys defensive line that’s middle of the road when you add together all their parts. This could be a “get right” game for the Patriots’ offensive line. Kansas City Chiefs: The OL is finally all together again Not long ago, the Chiefs’ season started to spiral out of control. Patrick Mahomes got hurt and even when he played, he wasn’t 100 percent and was getting hit too often. For some reason, we focused on Mahomes without talking much about how their offensive line had been beat up. This past Monday night was the first time since Week 2 their starting offensive line had all been together. And it wasn’t just one player. It was their left tackle, who was out for almost eight weeks. And their left guard, who missed four weeks. And their right guard, who also didn’t play for a few weeks. The Chiefs just couldn’t catch a break. But now, they get a bye week to continue to get healthy and head into an easy part of their schedule. Outside of the Patriots, they get all three division opponents at home, plus a Bears team in Week 16 that will be thinking about their beach trips. This is excellent for the Chiefs down the stretch. The Baltimore Ravens: This OL keeps getting better This offensive line has been outstanding. I was wrong about this offense, but I knew this offensive line had this in them. First, Marshal Yanda is a future Hall of Famer at right guard. The Ravens drafted Orlando Brown Jr. in 2018, and he played well as a rookie. Nothing has changed this season with him. The development of left tackle Ronnie Stanley is the biggest plus this season for that line. He’s played at an All-Pro level and he’s kept Lamar Jackson upright this season. The Ravens play the Rams, 49ers, Steelers, Bills, and Jets defenses down the stretch. All of them have excellent rushing defenses, and this unit will need to continue their dominance.
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AT&T promises low-band 5G for 5 cities in weeks, 15 by early 2020
AT&T is finally launching consumer 5G services across a handful of cities, but it will be low-band with slower speeds; performance remains a question mark.
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Frontier Airlines glitch email panics holiday travelers
Discount carrier apologizes after saying an email warning passengers of flight changes was sent "in error"
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