Puerto Ricans pack streets again after governor refuses to resign

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans packed the streets of San Juan Monday to renew demands that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign amid a scandal triggered by the leak of offensive chat messages between him and advisers. A sea of people waving flags, chanting slogans and banging pots and pans jammed a major highway in the...
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De Blasio’s biggest ally on MTA board quits
The MTA’s most outspoken straphanger advocate and in-house critic will quit its board next month, City Hall confirmed Wednesday. Appointed by Mayor de Blasio in 2016, Veronica Vanterpool routinely made headlines as the rare — and sometimes only — voice of dissent on a board controlled by appointees and allies of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Veronica...
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Former Green Bay Packers tight end Colt Lyerla gets 2 years for attacking girlfriend
A former Green Bay Packers tight end has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for strangling his girlfriend earlier this year, according to reports. Colt Lyerla, 27, jettisoned by the Packers in 2014 before ever playing in a regular season game, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including fourth-degree assault and unlawful possession...
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Uber tests letting passengers and drivers record audio of rides
Would Uber having an audio recording of your ride make you feel safer or creeped out? Uber plans to give drivers and passengers the option to record audio of their rides, and will first test the feature in Mexico and Brazil. Uber has not confirmed plans for a U.S. expansion, but says it's considering testing the feature in other countries, depending on what happens in Latin America.  The news comes via the Washington Post, which viewed internal communications concerning the test. Uber actually announced the program in Brazil in November, with a blog post written in Portuguese. It has confirmed the test and some of the details of the program to the Post and Mashable. Read more...More about Uber, Ride Sharing, Safety, Tech, and Transportation
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The best Black Friday kitchen appliance deals of 2019
From Ninja blenders and SodaStream sparkling water makers to the iconic Instant Pot, there are some major kitchen appliance deals to snag on Black Friday. Retailers are dropping prices on a range of kitchen items to unbeatable prices. So you can finally snag those appliances you’ve been holding off on purchasing to finally have the...
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Company will pay you $3K a month to smoke weed, test marijuana products
Dream of being a professional pothead? This unique gig will send your career up in smoke. New York-based online magazine American Marijuana is looking for a reliable cannabis connoisseur to try the latest goods on the marijuana market, including new strains, vape products, edibles and CBD supplements. Since more than 20 states have now legalized...
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Rare photo of Billy the Kid expected to sell for $1M at auction
The photo from 1877 — only the second confirmed image of the wanted gunslinger, who was also known as William H. Bonney — shows the 18-year-old seated with Richard Brewer, Fred Waite and Henry Brown.
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Expressive E’s Osmose keyboard feels like the synth of the future
A talented keyboard player can push their instruments to the limit, but there are fundamental setbacks to the format. You can’t typically do vibrato or crescendos on a piano, for instance. A synth keyboard often gives you more flexibility with a wheel, joystick, or other doodad to articulate your playing, but musicians are always looking for new ways to create music. Enter the Expressive E Osmose, one of the most exciting takes on a modern keyboard I’ve seen to date. The Osmose can be played just like a regular keyboard, but adds a huge amount of expressiveness thanks to 49 keys… This story continues at The Next Web
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Lyft expands Grocery Access Program to Baltimore, Chicago and NYC
This spring, Lyft announced its Grocery Access Program, which provided low-income families in select cities a flat-rate ride to the grocery store. The company's goal is to make healthy food more widely available, charging an average of $2.50 per ride...
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More than two million Americans don’t have running water, basic plumbing
Lacking access to safe water and sanitation “makes it difficult to stay healthy, earn a living, go to school and care for a family,” the report by nonprofits DigDeep and the US Water Alliance warned.
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F.B.I. Sought to Interview Whistle-blower in Ukraine Case
Agents asked to speak with him last month but never did, though the bureau made clear to his lawyers that he was not the target of an ongoing investigation.
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THEN AND NOW: How the holidays in New York City have changed over the last 100 years
Kena Betancur/Getty Images There's something magical about the holiday season in New York City. Symbols of the holidays in the city, like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the Rockettes' "Christmas Spectacular" show, have been around for decades. Other traditions, such as holiday shopping, look a little different today. Here's how the winter holiday season has changed over time in New York City. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Big Apple draws millions of people around the world during the holiday season to partake in traditions like ice skating in Central Park and browsing iconic department stores' decorative windows with hot cocoa in-hand. While some features of the holidays in the city have stayed the same over the past 100 years, many others have changed. Here's what the holidays used to look like in New York City, and what they're like now.There has been a Christmas tree on the Rockefeller Center grounds since 1931. MCNY/Gottscho-Schleisner/Getty Images The first Christmas tree on the Rockefeller Center grounds was put into place in 1931, but the official Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree tradition started in 1933. Pictured here is the famous tree in 1934. From 1942 until 1944, the Rockefeller Center tree went unlit due to World War II. Bettmann / Contributor via Getty Images Pictured here is the tree arriving in its spot in 1946. In 1949, the tree was painted silver to give it a more "wintry" look. Tom Fitzsimmons/AP The tree was only silver for the year 1949, according to the New York City's Official Convention & Visitor's Bureau. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:THEN AND NOW: 8 tourist attractions that became popular in the 2010sThe worst retail fails and controversies of 2019, so far15 of the most underrated travel destinations of the year, so far
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'This is another bald faced lie': Ex-Obama officials blast Grisham's claim they left 'you will fail' notes
"Produce the notes that back this up," said Valerie Jarrett. "I cannot imagine a single one of my former colleagues who would do this."       
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The Mandalorian Should Be a Musical
The Star Wars series’s protagonist is a man of few words and no face. A heartfelt ballad would work wonders.
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Here’s What’s Disappearing From Netflix in December
This is your last chance to stream Frasier, Winter's Bone, Pulp Fiction, Schindler's List, and more.
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Day 4, Part 6: Democrats and Republicans continue questioning Sondland
Democrats and Republicans had additional time to question U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland on Wednesday. Watch this portion of the testimony.
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Gordon Sondland’s testimony frees Team Trump to adopt the best defense: the truth
Wednesday’s impeachment testimony by US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland underscored the folly of the main defense strategy adopted by President Trump and his supporters against Democratic allegations that he traded military aid for dirt on the Bidens. That strategy has been to categorically deny any quid pro quo. Yet contrary to other...
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NYC’s algorithm task force was ‘a waste,’ member says
New York City has released its long-awaited report on government algorithms, but not everyone is happy with the result. “This is a sad precedent.” In 2017, the city passed a local law to national fanfare. The legislation, Local Law 49, established a task force with the goal of examining how hidden algorithms oversee life in the city. Local stakeholders and advocates were convened, and charged with producing a report with recommendations for using automated tools. But the task force quickly grew tense, as some members questioned the city’s commitment to transparency. Members of the task force said they had to push to be given examples of automated tools used by the city, among other issues. The final report from the task force was... Continue reading…
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‘Killing Zac Efron’ reality show sends actor to remote jungle island
The actor will go off-the-grid for 21 days with only basic gear and a guide.
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Fed minutes show rates on hold; not clear what would change that
An increasingly divided Federal Reserve that decided to hit pause in its easing cycle following a rate cut at its October meeting offered little guidance on what would cause policymakers to change their minds on the outlook, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting showed.
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Prince Andrew is stepping away from his public royal duties and suggests he'd answer the FBI's questions about Jeffrey Epstein after his car-crash interview
BBC News/YouTube Prince Andrew announced on Wednesday in a statement that he will step down from his public duties as the Duke of York. This comes three days following Prince Andrew's interview with "BBC Newsnight," where he spoke about his friendship with convicted pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York wrote in his statement, shared by The Royal Family's official Twitter account, that he asked the Queen for permission to step down from his public royal duties, and that "she has given her permission." The statement also said that the Duke of York would cooperate with "any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Prince Andrew has announced that he will step down from his royal duties. The Duke of York's statement comes four days after he spoke with "BBC Newsnight" about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. There has been speculation surrounding whether or not the Queen approved Prince Andrew's decision to be interviewed on "BBC Newsnight."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Prince Harry reportedly joked 'gingers stick together' after Archie played with other red-headed kidsHarry Styles made a statement in a sheep-print sweater, and people are comparing it to one Princess Diana woreYou can stay in a house featured on 'The Crown' that comes with a royally trained butler and a corgi afternoon tea
Business Insider could possibly face lawsuit over airline racism claims
The Black Eyed Peas frontman, 44, alleged on Saturday that an “overly aggressive” female flight attendant was “beyond rude” to him because he didn’t hear an announcement for passengers to put away their electronics.
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This good boy helps find koalas injured in Australian bushfires
SYDNEY – An obsessive-compulsive dog who was abandoned as a puppy has a new mission: helping find and save koalas injured in Australia’s recent devastating bushfires. Bear, a Cattle Dog cross-breed, is trained to find both koalas and quolls, another small Australian marsupial, in the wild. “This is the first year that we have been...
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Democrats face off in presidential primary debate in Atlanta today - live updates
Ten of the Democratic presidential primary candidates take the stage on Wednesday in Georgia for the fifth Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign
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Ex-US attorney calls Epstein suicide ‘more than coincidental’
An ex-United States attorney said Wednesday that “you have to be concerned” about Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide in a Lower Manhattan lockup – which he called “more than coincidental.” Former Utah US Attorney Brett Tolman told “Fox & Friends” that he believed the indictment filed Tuesday against two prison guards accused of sleeping and surfing the...
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Mysterious skeletons discovered in cliff may be shipwreck victims
Archaeologists have recovered from a cliff edge in Wales the centuries-old skeletal remains of at least six people, who may be the victims of a shipwreck.
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How Google, Facebook, and Microsoft save millions with the right product experiments (VB Live)
Experimentation is a powerful way to optimize products in real time. Come away with your own experimentation blueprint when you join this VB Live event!
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'They Wish Me Dead.' Convict In ISIS Case Faces Backlash For Helping Feds
Abdirizak Warsame was among nine Minnesota men who planned to travel to Syria to join ISIS. When the FBI foiled their plot, each faced a decision that would influence their sentencing.
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Why Does A$AP Rocky Keep Coming Up at the Impeachment Hearing?
Lord Pretty Flacko was mentioned several times during EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony.
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Britain's Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal
Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his ill-judged association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work.
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Anal cancer is on the rise in the US, and almost all cases are linked to HPV
iStock Anal cancer is on the rise in the United States, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. After examining cancer diagnosis and death data from 2001 to 2016, certain types of anal cancer had doubled while others had tripled over the time period. Anal cancer deaths increased too. HPV, a common sexually-transmitted disease, is linked to most cases of anal cancer.  Visit Insider's homepage for more. Anal cancer is on the rise in the United States, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:A nursery song based on 'Wheels on the Bus' teaches women how to do a breast cancer self-examFish oil and cholesterol-lowering drugs may help ease symptoms of depressionA 17-year-old vaped so much he needed a double-lung transplant, a last resort when all other treatments fail
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MLS Announces 2020 All-Star Game vs. Liga MX All-Stars in Los Angeles
Major League Soccer announced Wednesday the 2020 MLS All-Star Game will take place in Los Angeles and feature a matchup with the top players from Mexico's Liga MX...
U.S. healthcare shares pick up steam as some political worries abate
U.S. healthcare stocks, led by health insurers, have gained strength in recent weeks, buoyed by solid third-quarter earnings and investor comfort that political risks to the sector have eased. Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate could test their momentum.
Prince Andrew steps back from public duties for "foreseeable future"
The prince further angered the public in a BBC interview on Saturday.
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This permanently small puppy has doggie dwarfism
He'll be a puppy forever.
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Pompeo says he is proud of U.S. policy on Ukraine, didn't watch Sondland's testimony
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to the press on Wednesday after a NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels. He was asked about testimony from U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, who earlier in the day implicated Pompeo in a "quid pro quo" scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate President Trump's political rival. Watch his response.
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Check for 5G Service in Your Area With Verizon's New Coverage Maps
Should you buy a 5G smartphone? You probably don’t need one right now unless the price is right and—if you’re a Verizon user, at least—your living or working space falls within its 5G territory, which you can now check thanks to the company’s just-released 5G coverage maps. If either (or both) do, the decision gets a…Read more...
5 Personal-Finance Habits of Wealthy Entrepreneurs
While your balance might not be as impressive as Warren Buffet's, you can get closer by adopting these practices.
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Hilary McCain Gives A 'Sweet Reason' To Try Her CBD-Infused, All-Natural Sparkling Waters
The former business school student combined two of her passions into a new and unique CBD sparkling water.
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Mercedes' EQC electric SUV will start at $67,900 in the US
Mercedes-Benz has finally provided US pricing for the EQC electric SUV, and it promises to be competitive... as far as luxury EVs go, anyway. The American version will start at $67,900 in its base Progressive trim, or several thousand below the $74,...
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Three Email Trends Retailers Should Keep in Mind for 2020
At Business Insider Intelligence, our mission is to bring you the most important insights, data and analysis from the digital world. So when we come across outstanding research from our partners that we think our audience can benefit from, we like to make sure you hear about it.  That's why we're giving you a preview of eMarketer's new report: Email Marketing 2019. You can purchase and download the full report here. Email is still at the center of marketers' digital programs. No surprise there; it offers several benefits: It's an owned communications channel, it's permissioned—meaning consumers have opted in and indicated interest—and it's a traditional marketing channel that most marketers are thoroughly experienced with. "We treat our email marketing program as an opportunity to strengthen and deepen engagement with our most loyal users," said Lawrence Scotland, senior vice president of digital and brand marketing at frozen meal brand Luvo. "And we use it as an outlet to solidify and drive credibility in the nutrition and health and wellness space, which is the area that we play in." In eMarketer's latest report on the topic, Email Marketing 2019: Still a Leading Touchpoint for Marketers and Consumers Alike, we look at the trends shaping email marketing practices next year.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Lyft will end e-scooter operations in 6 cities and lay off around 20 staff membersHow Brazil is leading Latin America's fintech revolutionLibra has logged over 51,000 mock transactions despite regulatory pushback
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How to unlink a Spotify account from your PS4 in 2 different ways
Shutterstock You can unlink your Spotify account from a PS4 simply by logging out of the Spotify app. You can also unlink your Spotify account by logging into your PSN account on the PlayStation website and clicking "Unlink" on the PS Music page.   Linking your Spotify account to your PS4 gives you complete access to your Spotify music from your console, but you can only link it to one PS4 at a time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When you link your Spotify account to your PS4, you get access to everything in your Spotify account, and can listen to music on the PS4 as easily as on your phone, computer, or other linked device.  You can only link your Spotify account to one PS4 at a time, though. Luckily, if you need to unlink your Spotify account from a PS4, there are two ways to do that. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:How to log out of Hulu on your mobile device, smart TV, or computerThe 9 most important details we already know about PlayStation 5, Sony's next-generation video game consoleHow to change the email address on your PS4 account in 2 different waysSEE ALSO: 8 affordable PlayStation 4 accessories that'll help you make the most of your console
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Report: JuJu Smith-Schuster's Knee Injury Not Serious, Likely out vs. Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is "not expected" to play in Week 12 with knee and concussion concerns, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN: The Steelers have already ...
FDA Nominee Ducks Questions on Trump E-Cigarette Flavor Ban
Hahn said he wants to review more data before deciding how to approach the vaping issue
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Gordon Sondland says Trump wanted ‘nothing’ from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky
Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified under cross-examination from Rep. Devin Nunes and staff counsel that President Trump told him during a September phone call that Trump “wanted nothing” from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. “President Trump, when I asked him the open-ended question, as I testified previously, ‘What do you want from Ukraine?’ His answer was, ‘I...
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Oil surges over 2% after U.S. inventory data, Russia OPEC comments
Oil prices climbed more than 2% on Wednesday after a better-than-expected U.S. crude inventories report and as Russia said it would continue its cooperation with OPEC to keep the global oil market balanced.
Student-loan debt and skyrocketing housing prices have become so bad that more millennials are planning to rent forever
SOPA Images/Getty Images More millennials are planning to rent forever, according to a new Apartment List survey. Most said it's because they can't afford to buy a home — housing costs have increased, and it's hard to save when their money is going toward student-loan debt and climbing rent prices. But some millennials prefer to rent for the flexibility and to avoid the added costs of homeownership. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More millennials are planning to rent forever. Just over 12% of millennial renters plan to "always rent" — more than the 10.7% that said the same last year, a new Apartment List survey found. The survey polled more than 10,000 millennial renters in the US.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:More millennials are preparing to rent for the rest of their lives, and down payment saving is the biggest barrierThe iconic dress Princess Diana wore to a White House dinner in 1985 is hitting the auction, and it's expected to go for as much as $450,000The top 15 tax havens around the worldSEE ALSO: Millennials are making 3 key decisions that are wiping out the starter home — and it's changing what homeownership in America looks like DON'T MISS: 8 ways American millennials are changing homeownership, from moving to commuter towns to wiping out the starter home
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The GOP warned Ambassador Sondland that he'd be 'smeared' by Democrats in the impeachment hearing before turning around and smearing him themselves
Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland gave public testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday.  Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, opened Wednesday's hearing by warning Sondland that he was there "to be smeared" by Democrats. Steve Castor, the minority counsel, then questioned Sondland's credibility as a witness.  He said: "You don't have records, you don't have notes because you don't take notes, and you don't have recollections. This is a trifecta of unreliability." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland sat down to give testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning, he was warned by Republicans that he would be "smeared" by the Democrats. But hours into his hearing, the GOP's legal counsel called his statements a "trifecta of unreliability." Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, opened Wednesday's hearing by calling the inquiry a "circus" dominated by "asinine accusations."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:People are comparing Trump's EU ambassador to Tekashi 6ix9ine for 'snitching' on everyone in the impeachment inquiryThe one impeachment witness who Republicans can't claim is a 'never Trumper' just threw Trump under the busTrump and Republicans zero in on decorated Army officer Alexander Vindman wearing his military uniform to impeachment hearings
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