Oil jumps after U.S. Navy downs Iranian drone

Oil prices rose nearly 2% on Friday as tensions brewed again in the Middle East after a U.S. Navy ship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude flows.
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Steelers' Mason Rudolph denies report of using racial slur ahead of brawl
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph denies a report he used a racial slur that sparked a helmet-swinging brawl in the November 14 game between the Steelers and the Cleveland Browns.
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Security guard charged in assault of 11-year-old shoplifter
A 225-pound security guard has been indicted for allegedly pummeling an 11-year-old girl who confessed to stealing from a Boston clothing store. Mohammed Khan, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, used excessive and unreasonable force while restraining the girl after she admitted to stealing about $175 of merchandise from Primark on June 9, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s...
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Florida state senator decries being targeted by 2016 Russian election hacking
Russians hacked Annette Taddeo's campaign playbook while she was running for Congress in 2016. Then her opponent showed up to a debate with the stolen documents and used them against her. 60 Minutes reports on Russian election interference, Sunday
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Ex-Baltimore mayor pleads guilty to charges stemming from book deal scandal
Former Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges stemming from a book deal scandal that led to her resignation last May.
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Celeb lawyer Joe Tacopina’s ex-office manager admits to $2M embezzlement
Jane Anderson, 36, copped to one count of first-degree grand larceny in Manhattan Supreme Court in exchange for 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 years in prison.
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Antonio Brown-Patriots reunion rumors gaining momentum
The Patriots’ offense is scuffling and Tom Brady is unhappy. How desperate are they? One possible solution being floated around NFL circles is bringing back embattled star wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown, currently under investigation by the NFL and facing a sexual assault lawsuit, recently apologized to New England owner Robert Kraft for comments made...
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Utah Woman Charged With Lewdness After Being Topless In Her Own Home
The case is the latest legal battle amid a broader "free the nipple" campaign which seeks to normalize the exposure of female nipples.
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Trump Blocks the Navy From Booting Alleged War Criminal Edward Gallagher From SEALs
Gallagher took photos with the corpse of a teenager he was accused of killing.
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What conservative voters really think about Silicon Valley
Conservative voters are (or should be) worried about being censored by social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Or so holds an enduring conservative narrative. But my organization, the Lincoln Network, conducted a national poll with Morning Consult to learn how Republican voters really feel about this issue. The results suggest a significant gap between...
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Valve’s VR extravaganza, Half-Life: Alyx, arrives March 2020
The day has finally arrived, friends. Valve today officially revealed the first images of Half-Life: Alyx, its new “flagship VR” game in the Half-Life universe. It’s a prequel to Half-Life 2, and will be released next March. According to Valve, the game takes place between Half-Lives 1 & 2, and stars, as the name suggests, future Freeman ally Alyx Vance. The official description of the story reads: In the shadow of a rising Combine fortress known as the Citadel, residents of City 17 learn to live under the rule of their invaders. But among this scattered population are two of Earth’s most resourceful scientists: Dr. Eli Vance… This story continues at The Next Web
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Hospital sterilization failure may have exposed 1K patients to HIV, hepatitis
A sterilization technician at a northern Indiana hospital failed to properly disinfect surgical tools, possibly affecting more than 1,000 patients who underwent surgery at the facility in recent months, the hospital said this week. In a recent letter to patients, officials with Goshen Hospital in Goshen, Ind., said that “one step in a multi-step cleaning...
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De Blasio closing two jails by March as part of plan to shutter Rikers
The de Blasio administration plans to shut two city jails in the next four months as part of its larger effort to shutter scandal-scarred Rikers Island prison complex. The Brooklyn Detention Complex in Boerum Hill is expected to shut down by the end of January while the Eric M. Taylor Center lockup on Rikers will...
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A Rare Meteor Shower May Grace The Skies Tonight
Some scientists predict the Alpha Monocerotids meteor shower will be visible at 11:50 p.m. ET. However, one NASA expert is skeptical of the forecast.
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Mets’ first offseason signing is ex-Yankee Chasen Shreve
The Mets offseason has begun with the addition of an experienced reliever. Former Yankees left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve has signed a minor-league deal with a spring training invite, MLB Network is reporting. Shreve was dealt by the Yankees, along with Giovanny Gallegos, to the Cardinals in July of 2018 for Luke Voit and bonus pool...
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Frank Ntilikina’s new ‘f–k it’ attitude behind resurgence for Knicks
About that infamous French meeting. Last week, Knicks coach David Fizdale revealed French point guard Frank Ntilikina came into his office a few weeks ago and stated he wants also to be known as “a dog’’ – a familiar phrase characterizing many of the 2019-20 Knicks’ new players. Fizdale said there was more to their...
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Day 5, Part 9: Devin Nunes' and Adam Schiff's closing remarks
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and ranking Republican Devin Nunes made closing remarks Wednesday following the testimony of Fiona Hill and David Holmes.
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Football players suspended from team for sharing racist image
At least four students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have been suspended from the football team, after they shared an image of Klansmen burning a cross.
Key takeaways from day 5 of the public impeachment hearings
It was day No. 5 of the House impeachment hearings and the last day of testimony scheduled by Democrats so far. Here are five key takeaways.
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This 3D-printed system will help your plants grow — Future Blink
Started by WASP, a 3D-printing company, this project seeks to integrate their work with hydroponics (growing plants through mineral solutions in water). Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, 3d Printer, Hydroponics, and Future Blink
Nordstrom quarterly profit beats estimates; share jump 10%
Nordstrom Inc reported quarterly profit above Wall Street expectations on Thursday, as it sold more apparels at its off-price stores and kept inventories in check, sending the retailer's shares up about 10% after the bell.
This smart underwear supposedly cleans itself — Future Blink
SilverUnderwear is stretchy, odorless brand of undies, that allegedly “cleans” itself through silver fibers. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Clothing, Underwear, and Future Blink
Donald Trump’s handwritten notes spark new Sharpie memes
The scrawled notes come as the impeachment process is ramping up, and come with interesting lines such as "I want no quid pro quo" and "I want nothing." Read more...More about Politics, Mashable Video, Culture, Donald Trump, and Impeachment
Magic's Mo Bamba, Jonathan Isaac Fantasy Outlook After Nikola Vucevic Injury
Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic will reportedly miss at least the next four weeks due to an ankle injury. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the news...
Wall Street dips as investors await U.S.-China trade progress
U.S. stock indexes moved slightly lower on Thursday as investors moved to the sidelines with mixed messages and no concrete signs of progress on U.S.-China relations.
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Google's parent company Alphabet is getting back into robots, but this time it's using AI to create robots that can learn on their own (GOOG)
Alphabet's X group, the R&D lab formerly known as Google X, introduced the Everyday Robot Project on Thursday. The project is Alphabet's second attempt to get into the robotics business, following a failed string of acquisitions several years ago. The new project is focused on building robots capable of useful, everyday tasks, like sorting recycling. Alphabet's X group said it will focus on AI-enabled robots that can be learn tasks on their own, rather than being programmed to do specific things. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is getting back into robotics after a first attempt several years ago fizzled. But this time the company wants  to create robots with minds of their own. The company's R&D lab, known as X, announced the Everyday Robot Project on Thursday, describing its efforts to build a new breed of robots infused with artificial intelligence. The goal is a robot that can be "taught" how do to something, rather than needing to be programmed by humans ahead of time to perform a chore.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons labSee Also:Spotify is finally giving millions of free users a crucial feature that paid users have had for yearsHow to create a map in Google Maps using My Maps, to save and share it for custom routes or directionsAmazon says police can keep videos from Ring doorbells forever and share them with anyoneSEE ALSO: Stop charging your phone like this at the airport, it's not safe
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Meteor showers, explosions threaten ‘9-1-1’ responders
The disasters will take a toll on the first responders.
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BravoCon and ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ top the week in ‘Housewives’ news
This week, BravoCon took over New York City and it was pretty wild. Andy Cohen surprised the crowd when he announced that Leah McSweeney will be joining the cast of “The Real Housewives of New York City” this season. “The Real Housewives of Orange County” spitfire Kelly Dodd showed off her new engagement ring, while...
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Samsung knocks $200 off the entire Galaxy S10 and Note 10 lineups ahead of Black Friday and includes free Galaxy Buds
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If Samsung’s Galaxy S10 or Note 10 phones and some truly wireless earbuds are on your holiday shopping list for this year, there are some pretty incredible deals happening right now ahead of Black Friday. At several retailers, Samsung has marked down the unlocked Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus to the lowest prices yet, with free Galaxy Buds headphones included along with six months of Spotify Premium. The S10 lineup of phones is cheaper, too, matching their lowest prices since Prime Day 2019. If you missed out on that deal, these phones also include free Galaxy Buds. The S10E is cheaper, too, but unfortunately, that device is omitted from the free Galaxy Buds promotion. Starting with the Note 10, there are several configurations and... Continue reading…
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Day 5, Part 8: Committee continues questioning Hill and Holmes
The fifth day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry continued Thursday afternoon with more five-minute rounds of questioning by Intelligence Committee members, which they could yield to colleagues. Watch this portion of Fiona Hill's and David Holmes' testimony.
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Trump administration notifies owners it will survey land for border wall
The Trump administration has sent letters to dozens of residences in California, New Mexico and Texas notifying owners that the government is going to survey their land for future border barriers, according to two US defense officials. - RSS Channel
How Starbucks's open-bathroom policy may be taking a toll on its business
The chain opened its bathrooms to everyone last year, but it may be putting itself at a disadvantage to rivals, a study says.
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NFL upholds Garrett's indefinite ban for hitting opponent with helmet
Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett loses his appeal against his indefinite ban from the NFL for hitting Mason Rudolph with the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's own helmet.
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18 gifts for 'The Lion King' fan in your life
Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Celebrate "The Lion King" with one of these 18 gifts — from a "Lion King" dress to the new "Lion King" DVD. There's something for everyone on your list from cute outfits for babies and fun toys for kids to hip dresses, home decor, and limited-edition vinyl. With the DVD release of "The Lion King" remake, there's even more reason to renew your love for Simba, Nala, Pumba, and Timon. And if you're partial to the original, you can stream it on Disney Plus now. For more Disney gift ideas, check out their top holiday toys for 2019. You can also check out all of our 2019 holiday gift ideas here. "The Lion King" is one of the most beloved entertainment franchises. Since the original 1994 animated film, it has evolved into a long-running Broadway musical, and most recently, Jon Favreau's hyper-photorealistic remake. Through these popular productions, "The Lion King" with all its laughter, tears, and catchy tunes has become part of our collective culture. Some of our favorite characters — Simba, Nala, Mufasa, and of course, Pumba and Timon — can be found on everything from T-shirts to backpacks to Simba-printed moccasins for your own little cub. In honor of these lovable lions, meerkats, and warthogs, we've rounded up 18 gifts that are perfect for the "Lion King" fan in your life.'The Lion King' soundtrack on vinyl Amazon 'The Lion King' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Exclusive Limited Edition Gold Colored Vinyl LP, $17.99, available at Target Vinyl fans will want to snap up the limited-edition gold-colored vinyl edition of the 2019 "Lion King" soundtrack. Along with all the classic songs we all know and love, there are new tunes like Beyoncé's "Spirit." The original 'The Lion King' ShopDisney 'The Lion King' Blu-ray Combo Pack – Signature Collection, $26.95, available at shopDisney Relive the magic of the original "Lion King" on DVD. This 1994 animated classic is perfect for family movie night, or any night. A backpack ShopDisney 'The Lion King' Mini Backpack by Loungefly, $64.95, available at shopDisney This faux leather "Lion King" backpack is compact and cute. Perfect for a day exploring the urban jungle. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are all discounting Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro ahead of Black FridayBlack Friday is coming — here are the 5 best things to buy and 6 things you should skipThe Home Depot will offer Black Friday deals on appliances and tools — you can already save up to 40% on Samsung, GE, and Whirlpool
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NFL says it found no evidence Steelers QB Mason Rudolph called Browns DE Myles Garrett a racial slur
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett said Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur to spark last week's ugly brawl.        
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Stocks slip, dollar rebounds on trade hopes stir sentiment
The dollar rebounded and global equity markets edged lower on Thursday as efforts by China to smooth the path forward in U.S.-Sino trade talks helped sooth investor sentiment, though fears remained that a phase one deal might not occur until next year.
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The Anything-But-Boring Story Behind The CBD Brand A Boring Life, Its LGBTQ Founders
After succeeding with an organic chicken brand, chef Jennifer Johnson and her business partner and wife Serafina Palandech try their hand in CBD.
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If You Treat Diversity Training as a Checkbox, Your Company Will Suffer
Businesses pour billions of dollars into training every year, but not always in the right areas.
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Every Thanksgiving Dish You Can Make in Your Instant Pot
Though the initial mania surrounding the Instant Pot has died down, the fans remain loyal, and the recipes keep coming (though at a slightly slower rate). Most Instant Pot praise focuses on how fast you can cook things, but its speed isn’t what makes it a Thanksgiving hero. The real benefit to cooking things in the…Read more...
Chinese antitrust regulator approves Boeing-Embraer deal
A Chinese antitrust regulator has approved Boeing Co's deal to buy a controlling stake in the commercial jet division of Brazilian planemaker Embraer , according to a statement on the regulator's website.
Holmes says Sondland "showed indiscretion" in call with Trump
Republican Congressman Mike Conway pressed State Department official David Holmes over his recollection of the phone call between Ambassador Gordon Sondland and President Trump, accusing him of "regaling" others with the account. Holmes responded, "Sir, I think it was Gordon Sondland who showed indiscretion by having that conversation over a public line."
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Stephen A. Smith loses it on Terrell Owens over ‘Max Kellerman blacker’ taunt
Stephen A. Smith, the hot-take artist known for his sharp criticism of athletes, now finds himself under constant scrutiny. Smith is being criticized for his opinions of Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday, in which the former 49ers quarterback changed the location of the NFL-organized workout following a dispute over a liability waiver. Smith has railed against...
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Gap quarterly revenue beats, says plan to split Old Navy making progress
Gap Inc on Thursday reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales, nearly two weeks after the retailer's longtime Chief Executive Officer Art Peck stepped down, sending its shares up 4%.
Normani poses in red-hot lingerie as Savage x Fenty’s first ambassador
The pop star performed in the brand's runway show back in September.
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Wade Phillips Says Lamar Jackson Is MVP This Year, Calls Him 'Michael Vick Plus'
Add Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to the list of those impressed with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson this season...
AK-3DP: 3D printed AK receiver
I've been semi-seriously joking about "AK-3DPs" (3D printed assault rifles) for years, and while the attempts to limit the spread of 3D printed guns have been sloppy and poorly formulated (as have the Trump admin's attempt to roll them back) the state of the art is still progressing. That said, Ivan the Troll 12's design for a 3D printed AK receiver is not making me lose any sleep, given how many times it has basically shattered while he was firing it. This is front receiver v5 mated to rear receiver v10. The rounds counts are as follows: Front receiver v5: 568 (and counting) Rear receiver v10: 120 (and counting) Previous rear receivers failed: Rear receiver v9: 200 (failure imminent) Rear receiver v8: 120 (failure) Rear receiver v7: 128 (failure) Rear receiver v10 features a fiberglass patch heat welded to the rear of the receiver (just smushed into it with a soldering iron but heat welding sounds cool), as well as a 45 degree print angle (other receivers were upright). I'm hoping these updates will get the rear receiver over 250 rounds. The v11 rear receiver will remove the top rear trunnion pin hole (that's where the cracks were starting for the rear receivers that failed), and reinforce the printed rear trunnion support to take up the slack. v11 will be tested without fiberglass reinforcement as well, just to establish a baseline. "Plastikov" 3D Printed AK Receiver [Ivanthetroll12/Bitchute] (Thanks, Emma Goldman!) Read the rest
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2,200 Miles And 4 Months Later, Runner Finishes Trek Across Australia
Katie Visco said it was a "pinch" that drove her to undertake such an ambitious task with her husband in support. "I had been dreaming about this for a while," she tells NPR.
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Pot stocks surge for a second day after a marijuana legalization act passes a key vote
Meranda Yslas On Wednesday, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act passed a key vote by the House Judiciary Committee.  Cannabis company stocks surged Wednesday and extended gains into Thursday on the news.  Although the MORE Act's fate is uncertain, "companies that support the industry are thrilled to see it advance," said Ben Curren of Green Bits, which makes compliance software for cannabis companies.  Read more on Business Insider. Cannabis company stocks extended soaring gains into a second day Thursday after a key marijuana legalization bill was passed by the House Judiciary Committee a day earlier.  The committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., voting 24-10 in favor of the bill. Cannabis stocks surged on the news.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:Pete Buttigieg is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.The Wells Fargo Propel is arguably the best no-annual-fee personal credit card to open in 2019 — here's why14 things millennials do completely differently from their parents
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