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Police investigate why a camel, cow and donkey crossed the road
GODDARD, Kan. — Authorities discovered a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene. The Goddard Police Department asked for help Sunday in locating the owners of the “three friends traveling together (towards a Northern star).” Police said in a Facebook...
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Yaya Toure Talks Manchester City Disappointments, Coaching Ambitions, More
Yaya Toure has said he regrets not winning the UEFA Champions League with Manchester City before departing the Etihad Stadium in 2018...
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Syracuse student after racist incidents: I don't feel safe
A student group has staged a sit-in at Syracuse University following a string of racist incidents. One student who says says she has personally experienced racist language on campus joins Anderson Cooper to discuss their protest and demands. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET.
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I.R.S. Whistle-Blower Met With Senate Staff Members
The whistle-blower had filed a complaint accusing Treasury Department officials of improperly interfering with the handling of President Trump’s tax returns.
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Cavaliers' Kevin Love Out vs. Knicks With Back Injury Suffered vs. 76ers
Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love won't play Monday night against the New York Knicks due to back tightness following the team's 114-95 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, according to Fox Sports Ohio's Angel Gray ...
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How to change the background color on Google Docs in 5 steps, to customize your documents
Shutterstock You can change the background color on Google Docs in just a few simple steps.  You'll be able to pick from a group of preset colors, or you can use an HTML color code to select a specific color or shade. Here's what you'll need to do to change the background color on a Google Doc, and even make it your new default setting. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Docs is a free word processing software that offers many options for customization.  One example is the option to change the background color of your document. Here's everything you'll need to do to accomplish the task, and, if desired, even set it as your default page color.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk unveil his latest plan for conquering MarsSee Also:How to avoid highways on Google Maps for your directions on desktop or mobileHow to delete your eBay account and the data associated with it'Does Venmo accept prepaid cards?': How to add a prepaid card to Venmo and use it to send moneySEE ALSO: The best laptops you can buy
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Céline Dion is 2019's queen of celebrity fashion. These were her best looks of the year.
Adrian Edwards/GC Images/Jacopo Raule/Getty Images/Gotham/GC Images/Edward Berthelot/Getty Images Céline Dion has always had great style, but in 2019 she had a major fashion revival. Dion nailed the 2019 Met Gala theme in a campy look from Oscar de la Renta. She also stole the show during Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week in ensembles from designers like Chanel and Alexandre Vauthier.  During a promotional tour in New York City, Dion sported several showstopping monochrome looks in everything from bright turquoise to shimmering silver.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Céline Dion has always had a great sense of style, but in 2019 the pop icon had a fashion revival — and everyone noticed.  Dion, 51, has been making headlines for her showstopping looks all year, thanks in part to the help of stylists Law Roach, Sydney Lopez, and Pepe Muñoz.  From monochrome suits to elegant gowns, Dion has proven that she has the range both on and off the stage.  Here's a look at Céline Dion's best outfits of 2019. In January, Dion turned to a classic thigh-high slit while attending the Alexandre Vauthier show during Paris Fashion Week. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images She paired the sparkly dress with classic black pumps. Dion then proved that she's one of the best at pulling off a chic power suit. Pierre Suu/Getty Images She wore a metallic gray suit by Ronald Van Der Kemp for the designer's show in January. She then put an unexpected chic spin on a classic prairie dress. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images Dion wore a ruffled floral dress by Batsheva with a green jacket and burgundy boots by Gabriela Hearst. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Stylists and designers reveal the 11 trends we'll be seeing everywhere in 2020Michelle Obama wore a bustier-style dress covered in jewels for one of her most daring looks to dateBella Hadid paired unbuttoned pants with one of the year's biggest shoe trends
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Lil Jon’s bling got him detained at Vietnam airport
Lil Jon was told that he should have declared all the jewelry with him — including seven chains and other baubles.
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Patrols upped in Bay Ridge after spates of car vandalism
Cops have upped patrols in Bay Ridge after vandals struck at least 52 cars in two incidents this month, officials confirmed Monday. The response comes after someone scratched up and slashed tires on 32 cars on Shore Road near 72nd Street over the weekend. A similar incident was reported to cops on Oct. 18, when...
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Chief Justice Roberts Orders Indefinite Delay in House Fight for President Trump’s Tax Records
Roberts’ order contains no hint about what the court ultimately will do
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Taylor Swift can perform old songs at AMAs, record label says
The news comes days after the pop singer claimed that Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta and Big Machine Records were preventing her from performing a medley of her hits at the AMAs
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Chick-fil-A to stop donations to some charities after LGBT protests
Fast-food chain has drawn fire for financing religious charities that critics say are opposed to gay marriage
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Police say victims of Fresno football party shooting were "targeted"
Gunmen who killed four men and wounded six others at a backyard football-viewing party of mostly ethnic Hmong had targeted the residence in Fresno, California, possibly in retaliation for a previous altercation, police said on Monday.
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How to avoid highways on Google Maps for your directions on desktop or mobile
Avery Hartmans/Business Insider You can avoid highways on Google Maps for your directions if you wish to avoid traffic or take an alternate route.  It's easy to set this preference on Google Maps, whether you're using the website or mobile app.  Here's how to set up your Google Maps to avoid highways. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Maps can be a useful tool when it comes to getting from point A to point B in a timely manner.  But sometimes you may not necessarily want the quickest way, or you have a feeling there's going to be traffic on those larger roads. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just revealed its AirPods Pro for $249, which feature noise cancellation. Here's everything that was wrong with the $159 pair of the wireless headphones.See Also:'Does Venmo accept prepaid cards?': How to add a prepaid card to Venmo and use it to send moneyHow to use private browsing on your iPhone, and turn it off when you're done browsingHow to add money to your Venmo account on desktop or mobile, depending on if you have a Venmo CardSEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget
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Michael Bloomberg, pander bear and other commentary
2020 desk: Michael Bloomberg, Pander Bear “We now know Michael Bloomberg is going to run for president,” jokes National Review’s John Fund, because the billionaire is “turning himself into a pander bear.” While Bloomberg was “famous for dismissing politically correct criticism” of stop-and-frisk during his three terms as the Big Apple’s mayor, on Sunday he...
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Massachusetts man charged after 5-year-old son brings cocaine to school
The child's father pleaded not guilty to drug possession and reckless child endangerment charges.
California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over its marketing tactics
California became the second state to file a lawsuit against Juul, accusing the e-cigarette maker of creating marketing campaigns that targeted teenagers. CBSN Los Angeles' Kara Finnstrom reports.
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This affordable leather recliner and ottoman set is perfect for lounging — its USB ports and power outlet ensure you'll never get out of it
Coddle/Facebook A high-quality recliner is comfortable to lounge on in a variety of positions, has an attractive look that complements your home, and is easy to clean.  I like the Coddle Toggle Reclining Chair and Ottoman because you can choose from luxurious leather or microfiber, the pieces are easy to assemble, and the chair has become a spot for everyone in the family to relax, including our pets. Though the set is in the middle of the pack price-wise (currently $898 from Coddle), the chair features two USB ports and a 120V outlet, and if you don't like it, you can return the set within 60 days for a full refund. Product Embed: Product Name: Coddle Toggle Reclining Chair Card Type: small Width: 100% Height: 150%Product Embed: Product Name: Coddle Toggle Ottoman Card Type: small Width: 100% Height: 150% Nothing pairs better with a good book or binge-watching your favorite shows quite like a comfy recliner. If your body isn't supported right by a chair that feels good in a variety of positions, you'll get antsy and need to pull yourself away from your media. This was never a problem with the Coddle Toggle Reclining Chair and Ottoman. I recently tried this set and was impressed by the luxurious look and feel. And when I needed to charge my phone, I didn't need to find a wall outlet — the built-in socket had me covered. Read on to learn more about what sets this chair apart.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I've been using this foundation every day for more than 4 years now — here’s why I won't use anything elseThis Melissa & Doug wooden toy chest is the toy box I didn't know I needed — it’s sturdy, safe for tiny fingers, and looks great in my living roomWe tested 3 different styles of the Hunter rain boots you see everyone wearing — they’re flexible, comfortable, and fully waterproof
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24 animals that became endangered in the last decade
/Tambako the Jaguar/Getty Images Nobody really knows exactly how many species are endangered, but it's more than you can count. A lot can happen in a decade, and the more society develops, the more certain factors play into how animal populations and entire species continue to survive. Deforestation, pollution, and hunting are just some of these factors that play a role in animals becoming endangered and even extinct.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) comes up with a Red List every year. The list updates humans on which animal and plant species have struggled and thrived over the past year. Many animal species provide humankind with "ecosystem services," like pollinating plants or as a source of food.  According to BBC, ecosystems with a wider range of species are more stable and resilient. The endangerment of species ultimately endangers ecosystems, making them more fragile.   Here are 24 animals that were added to the endangered category of the IUCN Red List in the last decade. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Humans need animals to live in a balanced ecosystem. Londolozi Images/Mint Images via Getty Images Source: The Guardian, BBC Living in a balanced ecosystem keeps us from having to make all our food in a lab or pollinating our own plants. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic Source: The Guardian, BBC Animals help keep the natural world moving, and without them, we'd have to do all the things that happen naturally ourselves. Reuters Source: The Guardian, BBC See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyThe Tasmanian tiger is thought to have gone extinct in 1936, but mysterious sightings suggest the creature might still be out thereSEE ALSO: Animal photos show how different species are adapting to city life DON'T MISS: This historic New York hotel has been holding an annual cat fashion show for the last decade, and the photos are fantastic
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How to add a prepaid gift card to your PayPal account to use as a payment method
Shutterstock You can add a gift card to your PayPal account to use as a payment method. However, the gift card has to be a prepaid gift card from brands like Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover in order to use it on PayPal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the obvious perks of the holiday season is gift cards galore. Prepaid gift cards sold by credit card companies are a particularly great gift, because you can put the balance toward just about anything — including your PayPal account.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How autopilot on an airplane worksSee Also:How to confirm your email on PayPal and get access to the site's basic featuresHow to delete your PayPal account on your Mac or PC'Does Venmo accept prepaid cards?': How to add a prepaid card to Venmo and use it to send moneySEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget
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Dad used teen daughter as bait to catch molester, San Jose authorities say
The girl's father, a Santa Clara County prosecutor, may have put his child in harm's way by videotaping an interaction with a suspected molester, authorities say.
The top 20 Black Friday bestsellers among Business Insider readers last year
Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Need some Black Friday shopping inspiration? You might want to start with a list of last year's bestselling products. From Instant Pots to Echo Dots to 23andMe DNA test kits, these were the 20 top sellers among Business Insider readers last year. Some of these items are currently on sale for Black Friday 2019. Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year. It's a good way to make a major dent in your holiday gift shopping or perhaps even treat yourself to something you've been eyeing. With Black Friday 2019 quickly approaching, we it would be fun to take a look at what Business Insider readers were buying this time last year. Our readers' purchases last year told us a few things — namely, that they're using tech in all sorts of ways to streamline their lives. Unsurprisingly, smart home device purchases, particularly from the Amazon Echo family, were towards the top of the list. Based on the popularity of these items from last year's Black Friday, you can make a pretty good guess that they'll be discounted this year as well. While this data tells us a lot about the types of products and services you're interested in, we still love it when you drop us a line at and tell us things you'd like to hear more about or are perhaps having trouble finding on your own. These are the 20 products Business Insider readers bought the most on Black Friday 2018: Looking for more deals? We've rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the internet.1. Hulu subscription Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Sign up for a Hulu subscription for $7.99 a month Hulu is one of our favorite streaming services — it's a great way to stay up to date on your favorite cable TV shows sans cable. A basic Hulu subscription usually goes for $7.99 a month, but last year, Black Friday shoppers could get it a year of Hulu for just $0.99 a month. It's no wonder that this was one of the most popular deals.  2. L.L.Bean Bean Boots L.L. Bean L.L.Bean Bean Boots, from $99, available at L.L.Bean Trudging through rain, mud, or snow is no problem with L.L.Bean's Bean Boots. The leather and rubber combo keeps your feet warm and dry through all weather conditions. They are seriously durable and comfortable — which explains why they have a cult-like following, and are known to sell out frequently.  3. Parachute bedding Parachute/Instagram Parachute Sheet Sets, from $109, available at Parachute With the amount of time we spend sleeping, investing in great bedding should be a top priority — and our readers seem to agree. Last year, the favorites included Parachute's sheets, which come in airy linen, smooth sateen, or lightweight percale. These sheets are pricier than many other options on the market, but their high-quality materials, craftsmanship, and design make them worth the price tag. You can read our review of Parachute sheets here.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Black Friday is coming — here are the 5 best things to buy and 6 things you should skipThe 17 best Christmas movies on Hulu you can stream right nowThe best online deals and sales happening now
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Cowboys News: Anthony Brown to Have Surgery on Tricep Injury, Out for Season
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown will undergo season-ending surgery on his triceps muscle, head coach Jason Garrett told reporters Monday. Brown appeared in nine games, registering 17 combined tackles and five passes defended...
Murder trial to begin in death of iconic Brooklyn pizza joint owner
It’s an enduring murder mystery with all the red sauce fixings. Three years after a killing that shocked Brooklyn, the trial of the suspect in the shooting of Louis Barbati, co-owner of the legendary Gravesend pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens, is set to begin in Brooklyn Supreme Court this week. The feds initially investigated the murder...
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Apple hosting special press event in New York to honor best apps and games of 2019
No new hardware is expected. The invitation to Apple's press event includes the App Store icon and tagline "Loved by millions. Created by the best."       
Samoa Closes Schools And Mandates Vaccinations Amid Deadly Measles Epidemic
The government declared a state of emergency Friday. At least six people have died. Officials say most of them were children under two.
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House lawyer tells court investigators looking at whether Trump lied to Mueller
Did Trump lie to Mueller? Democrats' lawyer tells appeals court finding out is 'key part' of impeachment inquiry.
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Miami professor, organized crime ace arrested for money laundering
Takes one to know one. A Miami professor and expert on organized crime has been charged with laundering dirty money from Venezuela — and pocketing more than $250,000 for himself. University of Miami professor Bruce Bagley, who co-edited the 2015 tome “Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today,” was charged Monday in...
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Apple's next 'event' honors the best apps and games on December 2nd
We've only just gotten used to the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, so what might Apple have up its sleeve for one more event in 2019? An invite has gone out requesting that the press "Join us for an Apple special event honoring our favorite apps and games o...
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What Almost Four Years in the Land of Infertility Taught Me About Waiting
To wait: there was a period in my life when I considered the verb just about the most heinous in the English language. My wife and I coupled late, on this (she) and that (me) side of 40. Seven years passed between our initial flirtation, which we later came to call “Phase One” of our…
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Swing state voter: I dislike Trump, but this drastic
CNN's Miguel Marquez speaks with voters in Wisconsin, a crucial swing state, about how views of President Donald Trump have evolved as the impeachment inquiry heats up.
NFL player Myles Garrett appeals indefinite suspension imposed after helmet-swinging brawl, source says
Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett is appealing the indefinite suspension he received from the NFL after after he struck another player with a helmet, according to a source with direct knowledge of the appeal. - RSS Channel
Gareth Southgate admits Euro 2020 is key to him remaining England manager
• Southgate cautiously plans for Qatar World Cup in 2022• ‘I’m realistic about how quickly the tides can turn’Gareth Southgate has admitted that he will not remain in his job as England manager if his team fail at the Euro 2020 finals next summer. Southgate is under contract for a further three years and says he will travel to the Club World Cup in Qatar next month as part of his long-term planning for the World Cup there in November-December 2022.Southgate will follow Liverpool at the club tournament. He has four players in Jürgen Klopp’s squad: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. He also wants to get a feel for the climate in Qatar at that time of the year and look at potential options for an England training camp. Continue reading...
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Qantas Airways sets $1.36 billion annual spending target
Qantas Airways Ltd is targeting annual spending of about A$2 billion ($1.36 billion) and expects capacity growth to be little changed in the second half of fiscal 2020, the airline said in a presentation on Tuesday.
So This Is the Future of Apple Innovation?
The big iFixit teardown is done, and the results are in. The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is a heck of a lot like the old 15-inch MacBook Pro, save for a few meaningful throwback features. Yes, I mean throwback as in retro—as in Apple actually took retired features from old MacBooks and reintroduced them as new features.…Read more...
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After Venice Floods, Volunteers Wade In To Help Salvage What They Can
The Italian city is reeling from a week in which floodwaters damaged the city's cultural legacy, as well as homes and businesses. Volunteers are helping salvage precious books, among other items.
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How to turn off notifications on Windows 10 for individual programs, or all at once
Crystal Cox/Business Insider You can turn off notifications on a Windows 10 computer if you start finding them more annoying than helpful. Windows notifications are the small pop-ups that alert you at the bottom-right of your screen when certain changes are made, or a program wants your attention. You can turn off Windows notifications in two ways, both of which involve going through your "Notifications and actions settings" menu. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've been using Windows 10 for long enough, you're probably used to being swarmed by notifications. It seems like every program has something to tell you.  And perhaps you'd like to avoid seeing another notification about plugging or unplugging a USB.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:'Can you get Microsoft Word on an iPad?': Yes, you can — here's how to download and set it upHow to delete your PayPal account on your Mac or PCHow to delete your eBay account and the data associated with itSEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget
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Apple is holding a surprise event in NYC next month, and it sounds like it will be all about apps and games (AAPL)
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple is holding an event on December 2 that will be focused on the best apps and games of 2019, the company said in an invite to the press on Monday. It's an unusual move for Apple, which usually holds events in the fall to introduce new hardware products. The event also comes as Apple is making a bigger push into digital services with the launch of new subscription offerings like Apple Arcade. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Apple is holding an event in New York City on December 2 to highlight the standout apps and games of 2019, the company said in a media invite sent out on Monday. It's a somewhat unusual move for Apple, which typically issues a press release to announce its top apps of the year and holds events in the fall to introduce new hardware products. The invitation does not divulge many details about the event other than saying it will honor Apple's "favorite apps and games of 2019." Based on that description, it sounds like the event could be similar to the Apple Design Awards, an awards ceremony held each June to highlight apps that represent best-in-class design. The event also falls one day before Apple announced its best apps of the year in 2018.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk unveil his latest plan for conquering MarsSee Also:Teens love Apple's AirPods, and they're putting them on their holiday wish lists more than ever beforeAn artist pranked people by leaving life-sized Airpods stickers on the ground all over San FranciscoA closer look at the improved keyboard on the new MacBook Pro reveals it's nearly identical to Apple's popular Magic KeyboardSEE ALSO: After more than 2 months with the Apple Card, I've never felt so attached to my iPhone
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People are theorizing that Popeyes' chicken sandwich convinced Chick-fil-A to stop donating to controversial groups. Here's the real reason for the change.
Irene Jiang / Business Insider Many people pointed to the success of Popeyes' chicken sandwich as convincing Chick-fil-A to end its donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Monday.  However, Chick-fil-A appears to have cut its controversial donations earlier this year — before Popeyes rolled out its chicken sandwich.  A Chick-fil-A representative said the company's decision was separate from Popeyes' sandwich rollout.  Chick-fil-A's expansion efforts are far more relevant to the donations decision than the arrival of Popeyes' chicken sandwich.   Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When news broke on Monday that Chick-fil-A would no longer donate to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, many people had one question: Is Popeyes responsible for this?  Chick-fil-A announced that it had changed its donation strategy to focus on groups addressing education, homelessness, and hunger. The company will no longer make multiyear commitments, instead reassessing commitments annually. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We talked to Kevin Plank right before he stepped down as CEO of Under Armour, and he hinted at why the company may be ready for the changeSee Also:Chick-fil-A is facing backlash after ending donations to controversial Christian charities — but critics are missing an important pointChick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlashLowe's is once again stretching its holiday deals beyond Black Friday
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Bridesmaids swap bouquets for puppies up for adoption
Instead of holding flowers, these bridesmaids held 5-week-old puppies in need of adoption, hoping to find them a forever home at the wedding.
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The best USB-C hubs you can buy
If you have a laptop with only one or two USB-C ports, you need a USB-C hub with lots of ports to expand your connectivity options. The Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 is our top pick because it has all the ports you need to make your laptop more versatile. A USB Type-C hub or dock is a great way to add more ports on your laptop or tablet, especially if you have a laptop that only has one or two USB-C ports — whether it's a Mac, PC, or Chromebook, as well as newer iPad Pros and even select Android smartphones There are a few things to consider when you're buying a USB-C hub. For starters, you'll want to think about exactly how many ports you need and what kind of ports you'll use most. For example, you might simply want more USB-A ports. Or, you might want a combination of an HDMI port, SD card reader, Ethernet port, USB-A ports, and USB-C port with power pass-through (to charge a laptop). You'll also want to think about the size and style of the hub since it'll be plugged into your laptop quite often. USB-C hubs can also be expensive, but you want to make sure that the hub will work perfectly and easily. Here are the best USB-C hubs you can buy: Best USB-C hub overall: Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 Best budget USB-C hub: HooToo 6-in-1 USB-C adapter Best basic USB-C hub: Anker 4-port USB-C to USB 3.0 hub Best USB-C hub for MacBook Pro: HyperDrive 7-Port USB Type-C Hub Best USB-C hub for iMac: Satechi Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub Updated on 11/18/2019 by Les Shu: Updated selections, prices, links, and formatting. Replaced HyperDrive DUO USB-C hub with HyperDrive 7-Port USB Type-C Hub, and added the OWC USB Travel Dock.  The best USB-C hub overall Satechi The Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 is well-designed, supports pass-through charging, and has a large variety of ports. If you're looking for a versatile USB-C hub and want one of the best out there, then the Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 is the way to go. It may be a little bulky, but the trade-off is that it features a ton of ports. You'll get three USB-A 3.0 ports, as well as one HDMI port, one USB-C port, and one Ethernet port. You'll also get an SD card slot and a microSD card slot, so those of you who are looking for something to easily transfer data from your camera or phone will appreciate this hub. The HDMI port supports 4K monitors and the Gigabit Ethernet port can handle speeds of 10/100/1000Mbps. For those with only a single USB-C port on their laptop, this hub supports pass-through charging, so you can plug your computer's charger into the hub's USB-C port to charge your computer. It may not charge quite as quick as it does when you plug the charger directly into your computer, but rest assured that you can still charge your laptop with this hub. We tested it out on a MacBook Pro so we could transfer photos from an SD card and it worked like a charm. The Verge also considers it the best USB-C hub. The downsides are that it's a little pricey and it only has one USB-C port, so if you're looking for additional USB-C ports specifically, this may not be the way to go (although there aren't many USB-C-only hubs to recommend at this time).   Pros: Lots of ports, variety of port, nice design Cons: A bit expensive, only one USB-C port The best budget USB-C hub Amazon The HooToo 6-in-1 USB-C adapter is a great way to add more ports and a card reader to your computer at an inexpensive price. Not everyone wants to spend a ton of cash on a USB hub for their computer. That, however, is where the HooToo USB-C Adapter hub comes in. It increases the number of ports on your laptop without a super high price tag. The hub has three USB-A 3.0 ports, is lightweight, and works natively with Macs and PCs. In addition, there is one SD card reader, one HDMI port that supports 4K monitors, and a USB-C port for power up to 100 watts, which is pretty remarkable considering the price. HooToo upgraded this hub with heat-reduction tech to prevent overheating, while the use of copper wiring and other metals helps to create more efficient data transfers, according to the company.  Pros: Three USB ports, card reader, HDMI port, inexpensive, lightweight and pocket-friendly design Cons: USB ports on both sides of hub would have been nice The best with cable management OWC The OWC USB-C Travel Dock is a portable hub with a cable that tucks away neatly and a USB-C port that delivers up to 100 watts of power. The problem with living in the dongle life is, well, the dongle that sticks out like a sore thumb. Other World Computing's second-generation USB-C Travel Dock neatly tucks beneath the device. The OWC USB-C Travel Dock gives you two standard USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI port to connect to an external monitor or projector, and an SD Card reader. There's also a USB-C port that delivers power up to 100 watts, which means you can charge a laptop or tablet that the dock is connected to; it can also charge laptops faster than other hubs with power pass-through, thanks to the higher wattage. The square-block design sits neatly on any desk, making it suitable as a desktop companion as well as for travel. It's an improvement over the first-generation model, which doesn't have the cable storage system and its USB-C port's power passthrough supports only up to 60 watts. As the name suggests, it's designed for portability primarily, although most of our recommendations allow for that. We have been testing it for several months and found it to be well-made and its performance to be solid. Power is delivered consistently to a MacBook Pro, and it has no problems connecting to a 32-inch external display. It tucks nicely into our bag's interior pocket. We wish the hub was a bit lighter and that is had at least one more USB ports. We also found the cable to be too short; because our test computer is usually elevated, the hub dangles, but this hasn't affected performance. A microSD card slot would have been useful, but we worked around this by using an SD Card adapter. The OWC USB-C Travel Dock is relatively inexpensive, however, if you don't need the cable management, consider our budget option. We like that OWC offers a two-year warranty on the product. — Les Shu Pros: Cable storage system, solid performance and reliability, 100-watt power passthrough Cons: Short cable, only two USB-A ports See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:40 thoughtful and fun tech gifts under $100The best microSD cardsThe best wine glasses
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4 People Killed in Fresno Shooting at Bears vs. Rams Backyard Watch Party
Four people were killed and six more were injured in a shooting at an NFL watch party in Fresno, Calif. Sunday evening, according to TMZ Sports ...
FEC warns de Blasio over presidential fundraising irregularities
Federal regulators slapped Mayor Bill de Blasio’s failed presidential campaign with new questions Monday about its fundraising tactics — two months after he dropped out of the race. The Federal Election Commission wrote his federal political action committee, Fairness PAC, Sunday flagging $123,000 in “apparent excessive contributions.” Hizzoner’s campaign reimbursed the federal Fairness PAC for...
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Santa helps soldier surprise kids with holiday homecoming
This 4-year-old in New Hampshire wanted one thing for Christmas: to see her dad, who was deployed overseas. She told Santa what her wish was – then, the unexpected happened.
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How to watch week 2 of the impeachment hearings: Schedule, witnesses and more
Witnesses include National Security Council staffer Alex Vindman and former Ukraine special envoy Kurt Volker.
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How to find your Apple Watch's serial number using your Apple Watch or iPhone
Getty You can find your Apple Watch serial number in a few different ways. Your Apple Watch serial number provides you with information on which version of the Apple Watch you have.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While generally speaking, knowing the serial number of your Apple Watch isn't necessarily something you'll need, being able to find it is important should the need arise.  After all, the serial number is the definitive way of identifying your watch and letting you know which model you have. It can also be important when cashing in on a warranty or insurance policy you've taken out on the device, both of which will likely be tied to the watch's serial number. 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:How to change the Notes settings on your iPhone to customize how notes are started, saved, and displayedHow to use private browsing on your iPhone, and turn it off when you're done browsingHow to share reminders on an iPhone with iOS 13, and collaborate on lists with others in the Reminders appSEE ALSO: The best Wear OS smartwatches you can buy
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iFixit’s MacBook Pro 16-inch teardown shows how Apple fit in that bigger battery
Photo: iFixit While it’s good news that the new 16-inch MacBook Pro has a solid, comfortable, and well-designed keyboard, there are other interesting changes to the design as well, as detailed by iFixit’s recent teardown. These alterations include a redesigned cooling system and a bigger battery — which explains why this laptop is 0.7mm thicker than its predecessor. Comparing the new MacBook Pro to the 15-inch model, iFixit noticed that the laptop’s exhaust holes are larger; the teardown also reveals fans with larger blades which, according to the article, will be able to push 28 percent more air through the system’s innards. Photo: iFixit And apparently those fans are needed for the system’s 99.8 Wh battery which, says iFixit,... Continue reading…
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Armed teachers train to stop active shooters in Utah schools
"Those parents send those kids to school expecting that they're going to be kept safe. Right now that's on the teachers," said 4th grade teacher Jeff Mortensen.
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