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No New York police officers will be charged in Eric Garner death: official

None of the New York police officers whose attempted arrest of Eric Garner in 2014 led to the man's death and fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement will face federal criminal charges, a Justice Department official said Tuesday.
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Sterling Shepard takes big step with Giants return uncertain
The bye week apparently has helped the Giants begin to get healthier, but it remains uncertain how that will translate to Sunday’s game against the Bears. Sterling Shepard returned to practice after missing the past five games, as did Janoris Jenkins, as both players appear closer to returning from concussion protocol. “They’re still going through...
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William Barr Doesn’t Just Believe in Unchecked Presidential Power—He Depends on It
Even as he denounces impeachment in principle, William Barr is deeply, practically implicated in the investigation.
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Hong Kong university becomes center of tense standoff between police, protesters
Police and protesters in a tense standoff at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University
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The best Black Friday TV deals of 2019
TV deals typically top the list of what shoppers are looking for on Black Friday. And if you’re in need of a new one, you won’t be disappointed with the savings you can score this year. Retailers are rolling back prices on a wide range of TV brands and sizes, so you can surely find...
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Microsoft’s killing the Cortana app in most markets next year
The latest blow to the world’s greatest Halo shout-out, Microsoft revealed via support pages that it’ll soon be shutting down the Cortana app — not for everyone, but certainly for some of its biggest markets. The change was quietly revealed in a Cortana support article on Microsoft‘s site. Microsoft said it’s “integrating Cortana into your Microsoft 365 productivity apps” and therefore discontinuing the app itself. Starting January 31, you’ll no longer be able to download the Cortana app. According to Microsoft, the app will be pulled from the Google Play and App Stores in UK, Australia, Germany, Mexico, China, Spain, Canada, and India at… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Cortana,Microsoft
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Texas high school football player fatally shot as he played video games
A 16-year-old Texas high school football player was shot and killed as he played video games at a house party, according to a report. Marquel Ellis Jr., a sophomore at Allen High School, was struck by gunfire around 10 p.m. Saturday at a Plano home after a group of people were kicked out, the Fort...
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Jon Gosselin slams ex Kate Gosselin: ‘Her belief system is skewed’
There's no love lost between Jon Gosselin and ex-wife Kate Gosselin.
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Watch the disastrous interview Prince Andrew gave about his connection to Epstein and see why the British media is calling it 'car-crash' TV
Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Prince Andrew gave a high-profile interview to BBC presenter Emily Maitlis, speaking publicly for the first time about his association with late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The interview aired on Saturday. The Duke of York also answered Maitlis' questions about the sexual abuse allegations he is facing by one of Epstein's alleged sex-trafficking victims. Viewers, the media, and PR experts alike dubbed the interview a "car-crash," with many in agreement that his comments and perceived lack of empathy for Epstein's victims were offputting and made the prince look even worse. A representative for Prince Andrew did not immediately reply to Business Insider's request for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Prince Andrew's attempts to stem the slew of negative press he's received over his association with late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has turned into a "PR disaster." In a nearly hourlong Newsnight special interview with BBC presenter Emily Maitlis that aired Saturday, the Duke of York spoke publicly and answered questions for the first time about his friendship with Epstein and the sexual abuse allegations made against the royal himself. Most notably, Prince Andrew said that he has "no recollection" of having met Virginia Giuffre, an American woman who alleges that she was subjected to abuse by Epstein and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was underage.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Traditional Japanese swords can take over 18 months to create — here's what makes them so specialSee Also:Calling all personal assistants: Tell us what it is really like to manage the lives of the rich and powerfulUnder Armour is making headlines again over its accounting practices. Here's how the company's billionaire founder, Kevin Plank, makes and spends his money.The new CEO of Trivago says travelers want the coziness of an Airbnb but the predictability of a hotel, and it's creating a new type of companySEE ALSO: Prince Andrew's ex-wife Sarah Ferguson called him a 'true and real gentleman' following his BBC interview NOW READ: Prince Andrew told the Queen his car-crash BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein was a 'great success' and will end criticism of him, reports say
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Study: Can Medical Cannabis Laws Improve Health And Reduce Alcohol Use?
The call for legal cannabis might increase even more following a study showing the benefits of medical marijuana.
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Las Vegas shooting victim Kim Gervais dies from injuries two years later
A California woman who was shot in the Las Vegas concert massacre died two years after gunfire left her paralyzed, according to a report. Kim Gervais succumbed Friday to her injuries from the mass murder at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in October 2017, making her the 59th victim of the deadliest mass...
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The head of the Army awarded two West Point cadets who were in the right place at the right time to save a man's life
US Army/Tarnish Pride Two West Point cadets happened to be in the same part of campus at just the right time to come to the aid of a collapsed man. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy presented both cadets with the Army Commendation Medal on November 8 ceremony. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A West Point senior and freshman converged unexpectedly at a spot on campus at just the right time for a man clinging to life. And what they did next brought them the recent attention, and commendation, from Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy. On October 19, Cadet Zachary Aloma was leaving his garrison commander's office and decided to take a historic trail he'd never walked in his three years at the US Military Academy.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: INSIDE WEST POINT: What it’s really like for new Army cadets on their first daySee Also:Austria's army says a soldier was mauled to death by service dogs he was supposed to be feedingOne of the Air Force's most legendary fighter squadrons is back in the Middle EastUS F-35 fighter jets are all still 'below service expectations' for all the services that have themSEE ALSO: Meet the identical twin brothers and Army master sergeants who have deployed together 3 times
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‘Stolen’ Banksy statue could get $1.3M at Sotheby’s auction
A Banksy statue is up for auction and expected to sell for over $1 million — but the identity of its rightful owner is in question. The anonymous artist’s “The Drinker,” a riff on Auguste Rodin’s 19th-century “The Thinker” statue, was first installed in a small square off London’s Shaftesbury Avenue in March 2004 without...
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Trump administration's dangerous plan to make it easier to export assault weapons
Jeff Abramson writes that the Trump administration's decision to move forward with a plan that would allow the export of assault weapons -- like the ones likely used to murder members of a Mormon family in Mexico -- to be less regulated by Congress goes against the will of the American people.
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Man charged with theft for removing police GPS tracker from his car
Cops tracked the man's car because they suspected he was dealing meth.
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Elise Stefanik's impeachment performance earned Trump's praise but gave her 2020 opponent an effective fundraising tool
Alex Wong/Reuters Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York became a GOP celebrity virtually overnight after emerging as a staunch defender of President Donald Trump in Friday's impeachment inquiry. Trump praised Stefanik on Twitter, referring to her as a "new Republican Star." Meanwhile, Stefanik's 2020 Democratic opponent, Tedra Cobb, raised $1 million since Friday's hearing. The results of Stefanik's impeachment performance show that going all-in for Trump can be a double-edged sword for lawmakers seeking reelection.  Here's who's scheduled to testify in this week's impeachment-inquiry hearings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York earned high praise from President Donald Trump after going to bat for him in Friday's impeachment inquiry with former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.  But Stefanik also seems to have inadvertently offered a fundraising boost to her 2020 Democratic opponent, which shows that going all-in for Trump can be a double-edged sword for lawmakers seeking reelection. 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:23 photos show the key moments of Trump's impeachment so farAlexander Vindman, Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison, and Jennifer Williams are testifying in Tuesday's impeachment hearings. Here's how to watch.The GOP's defenses in the Trump impeachment inquiry are about to blow up in spectacular fashion this weekSEE ALSO: The GOP's defenses in the Trump impeachment inquiry are about to blow up in spectacular fashion this week
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Messi scores last-minute Argentina equaliser against Uruguay
Lionel Messi scores an injury-time penalty as Argentina rescue a draw in their friendly with South American rivals Uruguay.
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How to watch Wednesday's Democratic debate
Ten candidates will appear onstage in Georgia at the November debate
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'Can you get Microsoft Word on an iPad?': Yes, you can — here's how to download and set it up
Shutterstock You can get the Microsoft Word app on your iPad through the App Store. Once you sign into your Microsoft Office account on an iPad, you will be able to create documents, view recent files, and share projects from the device. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft Word allows you to write, edit, and save documents — whether it's a shared assignment, a presentation for work, or a personal project. Although it's most commonly used on a PC or Mac computer, you can also download the app to access files on your iPad. The Word app is extremely similar to the desktop version, and allows you to create a blank document or start from a template. Additionally, you can quickly view a list of your recent files or shared projects. After downloading the app from the App Store, you'll be prompted to sign into your Microsoft Office account, or create an account if you don't have one already.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk unveil his latest plan for conquering MarsSee Also:How to change your primary email address on PayPal, or add and confirm a new email to use as your primaryHow to delete your PayPal account on your Mac or PCHow to delete your eBay account and the data associated with itSEE ALSO: The best iPads you can buy
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The Modern Warfare reboot is alright, but it’s no Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
A tiny speck of light reflects off the enemy’s scope and flashes in my peripheral. I’ve got a few milliseconds to react before a projectile rips through my on-screen avatar’s head. Exposed and unable to find cover, I try unsuccessfully to distract the sniper with hip-fire. I make a mental note of the marksman’s position and decide to switch to a different class when I respawn. I’m not going to shoot the enemy soldier, that wouldn’t be satisfying enough. I’m going to eat them. I’m going to burrow under the ground, explode from the dirt like a muddy phoenix, and… This story continues at The Next Web
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Donny and Marie Osmond perform final Las Vegas residency show through tears
"We had no idea it would be 11 years."
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Lionel Messi's Late Penalty Earns Argentina a Draw vs. Luis Suarez, Uruguay
Argentina and Lionel Messi drew 2-2 with Uruguay and Luis Suarez on Monday in an international friendly in Tel Aviv, Israel...
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Cameran Eubanks didn’t mean to become a professional reality star
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Liuba Grechen Shirley won’t run for Peter King’s seat, cites pregnancy
Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley — who gave longtime Long Island Rep. Peter King a run for his money in the 2018 elections — announced on Monday she won’t be running for his soon-to-be vacated congressional seat, citing her pregnancy. The 38-year-old political newcomer said in a video on Twitter that it would be too difficult...
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Somerset docked 24 points for poor pitch in title decider against Essex
• Club have 24 points deducted with 12 suspended for two years• Taunton pitch found to be ‘not the best quality’Somerset have been handed a 12-point deduction for next season’s County Championship after being found guilty of breaching pitch regulations.A Cricket Discipline Committee Disciplinary Panel ruled against the county over the poor state of the pitch for their match against Essex at Taunton in September. The rain-affected Division One match ended in a draw that handed Essex the championship title. Continue reading...
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The Man Who Could Not Sweat
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, had a long friendship with the deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and his girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Over the course of a decade, he stayed at their homes in New York and Palm Beach, traveled on Epstein’s private jet, and partied with the pair.All of this is according to the prince. But according to Virginia Robhoerts Giuffre, who says she was a victim of Epstein, the prince’s involvement in Epstein’s crimes went deeper than complicity. Giuffre has alleged that Epstein and Maxwell forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew multiple times, beginning when she was 17.In August, Buckingham Palace issued statements denying the allegations. But the prince had not spoken for himself until Saturday, when the BBC’s Emily Maitlis interviewed him in the state room of the palace.In the interview, the prince appeared loosely tethered to any notion of the potential consequences of his friendship with Epstein. The prince repeatedly caveated his denials with questions of memory and challenges to odd details. For example, Giuffre said that she met him in April 2001, and that he bought her drinks at a nightclub in London called Tramp, and then took her to Maxwell’s house, where the first alleged assault occurred. Prince Andrew told the BBC, “I don't know where the bar is in Tramps” and said a photo of him with Giuffre that evening could have been doctored, because he wasn’t wearing a suit and has never been upstairs at Epstein’s house.[Read: Callous, careless Prince Andrew]Then, possibly among the oddest details to focus on challenging, he contested Giuffre’s claim that, while they were allegedly dancing at a London nightclub, he was sweaty. Emily Maitlis: She was very specific about that night, she described dancing with you. Prince Andrew: No. Maitlis: And you profusely sweating and that she went on to have bath possibly. Andrew: There's a slight problem with the sweating because I have a peculiar medical condition which is that I don't sweat, or, I didn't sweat at the time, and that was—was it—yes, I didn't sweat at the time— In case the dubiousness of this claim is not already evident from its context, nested in a sea of dubious claims: This is a dubious claim.There are people who cannot sweat, or who sweat very little. The Times notes that Andrew’s mother, Queen Elizabeth, has been known to appear not-sweaty in hot circumstances. Such a propensity to appear cool and collected while everyone else is flushed and damp has been attributed to the enviably high-status history, but the medical condition of not producing sweat, anhidrosis, is extremely undesirable. The function is vitally important as a way to cool the body and prevent heat stroke. Covering the skin in liquid makes it able to transmit heat into the adjacent air much more rapidly than when it’s dry, as is noticeable to anyone who’s gotten out of a pool and found no towel.Nerve damage or burns can cause a person to lose the ability to sweat in part of their body. The effect is similar to the temporary action of antiperspirants. But to have no ability to sweat from any part of one’s body is a sign of significant dysfunction of the nervous system—a rare genetic condition.Though anhidrosis can be genetic, the queen is not known to have any such condition. Either way, anhidrosis is not consistent with the account Prince Andrew gave during the interview: “Because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when I was shot at and I simply—it was almost impossible for me to sweat. And it's only because I have done a number of things in the recent past that I am starting to be able to do that again. So I'm afraid to say that there's a medical condition that says that I didn't do it.”[Read: ‘Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served’]Anhidrosis is rarely temporary. The most charitably plausible explanation for the Prince’s intended meaning is this: Adrenaline bursts can cause us to sweat. When the “fight or flight” response kicks in while thinking about public speaking, for example, many of us know this as a panic attack. People who become accustomed to working in high-pressure situations, like on a battlefield, may develop a tolerance to the effects of adrenaline surges. A general sense of imperturbability could hypothetically translate into other high-pressure situations. After a deeply traumatic event, everything else can feel low-stakes. Or, at an extreme end, this is the phenomenon described in people known as sociopaths: A tendency to not worry or panic becomes an outright inability to do so.Many of Prince Andrew’s assertions in the BBC interview—see, for example, “Nobody can prove whether or not that photograph has been doctored but I don't recollect that photograph ever being taken”—are difficult to empirically challenge. But they do hint at Prince Andrew’s ease in a precarious position. As Maitlis put it in The Times this morning: “In person he is courteous, affable and eager to please. There is no question that he shies away from, no issue with which he refuses to engage.”A temporary inability to sweat would defy medical precedent. A long-standing detachment from the consequences of one’s actions would not.
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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told WeWork executives he wants the company to turn a profit by 2021
Koki Nagahama/Getty Images In a meeting with WeWork executives, last Thursday, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son said that he wants the company to become profitable by 2021, according to Fast Company. Son reportedly told the executives to find new ways to monetize the hundreds of coworking spaces currently owned by WeWork. WeWork's private valuation has plummeted more than 80% since its failed IPO, creating pressure on the company to cut costs and identify a more sustainable business model. The New York Times reported that the company may lay off more than 4,000 employees as part of its restructuring. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told a group of WeWork executives in a meeting on Thursday that he wants the company to become profitable by 2021, according to a report from Fast Company's Katrina Brooker. Son reportedly said he wants WeWork to better monetize the real estate it already owns by offering new products and services, as the company attempts to identify a sustainable business model following its catastrophic attempt at going public.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:Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann can still reportedly name directors to WeWork's board, even though he left the companyWeWork is reportedly drawing scrutiny from the SEC after its failed attempt to go publicWeWork has been sending alarming noncompete letters to workers it laid off earlier this year
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A performer on the world's largest cruise ship reveals how she got the gig, and what working at sea is really like
Sophie-Claire Hoeller/Insider Ariana Mazzagatti is a performer aboard Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, as well as the aqua captain, meaning she's in charge of a team of water-based entertainers. "It's as difficult to get into a ship show as it is to get into a Broadway or a West End or a Cirque du Soleil show," Mazzagatti told Insider. Mazzagatti admits the job is often exhausting, but that she loves it: She's celebrating five years of working for Royal Caribbean soon. As a cast member, she enjoys perks like eating in the ship's restaurants, hitting the pools, checking out other shows, and exploring the ports. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ariana Mazzagatti, who goes by the nickname Mazz, is an entertainer aboard the world's largest cruise ship, the Symphony of the Seas. She's the main aerialist for the water show "HiRO," as well as the aqua captain, meaning that she is in charge of scheduling, and keeping everyone on her team "safe and happy while on contract." She's celebrating five years working for Royal Caribbean in February, and has no plans to change careers anytime soon.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Royal Caribbean has its very own private island in the Bahamas, which just underwent a $250 million revamp. Here's what it's like to go.I've traveled all over the world but just went on my very first cruise. Here are the 22 things that surprised me the most, as well as my best tips for first-time cruisers.I went on the world's largest cruise and found getting onto a giant ship similar to boarding a flight — but way more efficient
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Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo went from “brothers” to beef
Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo started as close friends. When Allen got traded to the Celtics, he became a mentor for the young Rondo, and that relationship was one of many elements that made that Boston team a champion in 2008. But Ray Allen cares very much about controlling his own fate, and as Rondo’s somewhat difficult personality emerged, so did some rumors of trades that involved not just him, but his friend Ray. That thorny connection caused a close friendship to devolve, sometimes with explosive results. But what really turned this “brotherhood” into beef was Ray’s departure in 2012 for the Miami Heat, the team that had twice prevented Boston from winning another title. Allen’s “betrayal” alienated from all of his former teammates, a development that came back under scrutiny as the ‘08 Celtics started to get honors and commemorative ceremonies in recent years, then again when Allen released his autobiography. This is a story about how any bond -- even one gilded with championship gold -- can be broken.
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Chick-fil-A is facing backlash after ending donations to controversial Christian charities — but critics are missing an important point
Mike Stewart/Associated Press Chick-fil-A is facing backlash for its decision to stop donating to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two groups that have been criticized by LGBTQ advocates.  Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said the chain "surrendered to anti-Christian hate groups."  However, Chick-fil-A will still emphasize its founder's Christian values, close on Sundays, and remain open to donating to faith-based groups.  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. Chick-fil-A is facing backlash for its decision to stop donating to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  "We made multiyear commitments to both organizations, and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018. Moving forward you will see that the Chick-fil-A Foundation will support the three specific initiatives of homelessness, hunger and education," a Chick-fil-A representative said in a statement to Business Insider on Monday.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Applebee's made the best comeback of 2018. Here's how the restaurant chain turned around.See Also:Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlashSara Lee Bread is flooded with sexually explicit Instagram comments that it initially tried to hide after it was the target of an 'SNL' skit starring Harry StylesOld Navy was once Gap's crown jewel, but a series of fashion misses and growing competition have caused it to stumbleSEE ALSO: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlash
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Pompeo: US to soften its position on West Bank settlements
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the US will soften its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Pompeo said that establishment of settlements was not inconsistent with the law, and that President Trump would no longer abide by a 1978 State Department legal opinion that the settlements were “inconsistent with international...
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California suing Juul for allegedly targeting teenagers
Massachusetts and North Carolina and also looking into whether the e-cigarette maker markets products to underage users
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Investors are more skeptical than ever that WeWork will be able to pay back its debt
Reuters WeWork's bonds due 2025 fell to a new low of 71 cents Monday, Bloomberg reported. The same day, WeWork Chairman Marcelo Claure said that layoffs will begin this week. Roughly 4,000 employees could be out of a job.  In addition, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the company for potential violations. And, WeWork lost $1.3 billion in the third quarter, more than double its losses in the same quarter in 2018.  Read more on Business Insider. WeWork's bonds have fallen to yet another fresh low as investors grow increasingly worried that the company won't be able to repay its debt.  The company's $669 million in notes due in 2025 fell to 71 cents each on Monday, sliding more than three cents to the new low, Bloomberg reported, citing Trace data. The yield on the bonds is now more than 16%. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:The chief strategist at a $1.2 trillion investing titan explains why pain for firms like Uber, Peloton, and WeWork is good news for the stock market — and helping fend off another tech bubbleWeWork is just the 'tip of the iceberg.' Here's why one market expert thinks Silicon Valley's business model 'is at the beginning of a massive unraveling.'Chaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common
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U.S. softens stance on Israeli settlements, draws Palestinian outrage
The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law."
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Late financier Jeffrey Epstein's estate faces lawsuit from new accuser
Another woman sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein in Manhattan federal court on Monday, saying the late financier subjected her to a "vicious, prolonged sexual assault" at his New Mexico ranch when she was 15.
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I was too scared to invest during the last recession, but I won't be making that mistake again
In 2008, during the Great Recession, I was working as a cashier and was afraid of the stock market, so I didn't invest any money. Looking back, though, I wish I had — the recession was primetime to put my money in the market since stocks were basically "on sale." If there's another recession in the future, I definitely plan to invest. While I know this isn't possible for those struggling to make ends meet, it makes sense to put any disposable income you have into the market when it's down. Read more personal finance coverage. It was October of 2008. In Eastern Idaho, we had already received our first snow, though red rock had not yet been thrown down on the roads. You could feel a sense of urgency when you walked into the break room at my job. The crisp mountain air wasn't what had everyone on their toes, though. I had a side hustle as a grocery store cashier at the time. At our store, employee stock options were offered as a benefit. While I was only planning on being in my role as a cashier for a short while, others had planned their careers with the company, purchasing stock and pouring money into their retirement savings plans.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Many Americans are planning to work through retirement, even if they don't need the moneyWho has the best cheap car insurance in Tennessee?If you're worried about a recession, now is probably a good time to consider hiring a financial adviser
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Chinese hunter catches bubonic plague after eating wild rabbit
A case of the bubonic plague was reported in China over the weekend — after two people there were diagnosed with the pneumonic plague last week. Both diseases are associated with the Black Death pandemic that killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe alone in the 14th Century. The new patient from Xilingol in...
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I tried every single breakfast at McDonald's and ranked them from worst to best
Andrew LaSane I tried every single breakfast item at the popular fast-food chain McDonald's and ranked them. The sausage biscuit was easily my least favorite menu item — it tasted dry and sort of bland to me.  The Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit was absolutely delicious and easily my favorite item.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. McDonald's has several options for hungry customers looking to start their day off right, and many of those items are also available around the clock as a part of an all-day breakfast menu. Continuing my stomach-first exploration of the chain's entire menu, I visited several locations in New York City and New Jersey over the course of a couple of weeks and tried every available offering. Here's every single breakfast item at McDonald's, ranked from worst to best. Note: Prices are based on my local New York City McDonald's location.   Sausage Biscuit — $1.79 Benetta P/Yelp This was the first of many sausage-and-biscuit items I tried and, in my opinion, the one I had was just flat-out not good. I felt the biscuit was over-baked and hard, and the sausage was very dry. Of all of the menu items, this was easily the worst in my book. Sausage Burrito — $1.39 Andrew LaSane The Sausage Burrito was made with one scrambled egg, sausage, cheese, green chiles, red peppers, onions, and a soft flour tortilla. I was pretty disappointed with this one. The paper-thin wrap provided no structure for the small burrito, and I felt that the taste of the filling was bland. I won't be ordering this ever again. Egg McMuffin — $3.99 Andrew LaSane The Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich comes with a puck-shaped egg, a toasted English muffin, cheese, and a slice of Canadian bacon. Before I bit into it, I did not realize that there was meat inside, even though it's clearly shown in advertisements. Unlike in the photo, the Canadian bacon on my sandwich was smaller than the egg and was basically invisible. Usually I'd be delighted by the unexpected addition of meat, but unfortunately, all I could really taste was egg yolk and a doughy muffin.    See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Interior designers reveal the 10 decorating rules you should never breakStylists and designers reveal the 11 trends we'll be seeing everywhere in 202010 of the best and 10 of the worst Danny DeVito movies of all time
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Will any NFL team sign Colin Kaepernick?
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is facing new controversy after bailing on the league's official workout over the weekend. CBS News' Dana Jacobson reports on the workout, and CBS Sports NFL writer John Breecj joins CBSN to discuss Kaepernick's potential future with the league.
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Trump administration reverses Obama policy on Israeli settlements
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration's approach toward Israeli settlements. "The establishment of Israeli civilian settlement in the West Bank is not per se inconsistent with international law," said Pompeo. He added that the "ultimate status" of the West Bank is a "complex political problem that can only be solved by negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians."
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Adult Redskins fan seems to steal football from young Jets fan
The Redskins were going to keep embarrassing themselves on Sunday, on the field — as they were getting blown out by the Jets — and in the stands. Even if meant stealing a from a kid. When Jets receiver Robby Anderson leaped into the FedExField stands to celebrate a first-half touchdown with a small group...
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UPDATE 1-Amazon offers ad-supported free music streaming service
Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has introduced an ad-supported free version of its music streaming service Amazon Music, taking on rival Spotify Technology which has nearly 140 million users for its free version.
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How to change your primary email address on PayPal, or add and confirm a new email to use as your primary
Shutterstock You can quickly change your primary email on PayPal through your settings, provided that you have at least two email addresses added to your account. Be aware that you'll have to confirm any new email address before you can make it your new primary email on PayPal. Here's what you'll need to do to change your primary email address on PayPal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you need to change your primary email on PayPal, you're in luck: It's actually an easy process — although it may take a bit more time to complete if you aren't fully set up for it. For PayPal, that means having an extra email address added, and confirmed, on your account.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:How to delete your PayPal account on your Mac or PCHow to delete your eBay account and the data associated with itHow to link your PayPal account to your Twitch channel so viewers can donate to your pageSEE ALSO: The best MacBooks you can buy
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Democratic attorneys general group will only endorse candidates supporting abortion rights
The group for state Democratic attorneys general issued a warning to potential candidates on Monday -- back abortion rights, or we won't back you.
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Mayor of South Carolina's capital says he would back Michael Bloomberg
"I've encouraged the mayor to run," Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin told CBS News
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Senate bill would block US companies from storing data in China
US Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) wants to make it illegal for US companies to store user data or encryption keys in China. He also wants to prevent Chinese companies from collecting any more info from American users than is necessary to provide th...
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You can now spend the night in a grain silo that has been turned into a charming cottage
You can spend the night in a converted grain silo located in Round Top, Texas.  The Silos at 159 are a group of three vacation rentals that are perfect for someone looking for a farmhouse-style space.  The cottages have room for two to four guests and start at $200 a night.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If visiting silos in Texas is already on your travel bucket list, you might want to put it there twice. Even if you haven't dreamed of touring Chip and Joanna's famed Waco markets, there are some amazing, upgraded grain silos that might have you longing for a trip to the Lone Star State. Don't let its small population fool you (there were 91 residents as of 2017). Round Top, Texas, is about midway between Austin and Houston and, known for its twice-yearly week-long antique fairs, performances at the Round Top Festival Institute, and down-home-style eateries, Round Top is worth the drive.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Wendy's is now selling a Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae topped with sugar cookie pieces and sprinklesKITH is selling Mickey Mouse Converse sneakers that are perfect for Disney loversMcDonald's is launching a new Snickerdoodle McFlurry for the holiday season
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Doctor on Trump's hospital visit: It's worrisome
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, who treated former Vice President Dick Cheney, discusses President Trump's unannounced trip to Walter Reed Medical Center.
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