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Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan district attorney, dies at 99

Robert Morgenthau, who became the scourge of New York's white-collar criminals over three decades as the longest-serving Manhattan district attorney, died on Sunday at the age of 99.
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Jeffrey Epstein accuser claims he hid pinhole cameras to monitor ‘private moments’
One of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers claims he installed tiny pinhole cameras throughout his Manhattan townhouse as part of an advanced surveillance system to monitor his victims’ “private moments.” Maria Farmer, who alleges she was recruited in 1996 into Epstein’s sex trafficking operation, said the pedophile financier himself showed her the extensive hidden camera system inside...
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Lisa Rinna teases upcoming lip gloss line at BravoCon
Soon you can get lips by Lisa Rinna.
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How to insert multiple rows in Microsoft Excel on your Mac or PC
Shutterstock You can insert multiple rows in an Excel worksheet on a Mac or PC. To do this, you first need to select the row or rows below the rows that you want to insert. Selecting multiple rows will allow you to insert multiple rows. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Let's say you're working in an Excel worksheet and realize that you need to insert additional rows of data. Luckily, Excel has a built in feature to allow users to insert multiple rows.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:How to sign a PDF document on a Windows computer using Adobe ReaderHow to check your PayPal balance on desktop or mobileHow to make a line graph in Microsoft Excel in 4 simple steps using data in your spreadsheetSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlash
Shutterstock/Ken Wolter On Monday, Chick-fil-A announced it was making a major change to perhaps the most controversial part of the company: its charitable giving arm.  In a press release, the company said it will "deepen its giving to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger." A Chick-fil-A representative confirmed that the organization will no longer donate to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, two organization that have been criticized by LGBTQ advocates. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: At its peak, Forever 21 made $4.4 billion in revenue. Here's what led to the brand's downfall and bankruptcy.See Also:Sara 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 stumbleI tried keto meals from 5 fast-food chains and found there was a huge variety in what you can getSEE ALSO: The inside story of how Chick-fil-A used Christian values and a 'clone army' to build a booming business that's defying the retail apocalypse and taking over America
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Woman learns she doesn’t have a cerebellum after seeking treatment for dizziness
In 2014, a Chinese woman in her 20’s sought treatment for recurring problems with balance and dizziness, reports a case study published in the journal Brain. But when doctors looked at brain imaging via a CT scan and MRI, they discovered their patient was living without her cerebellum. This young woman falls within a small...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Back on the Bench After Missing Supreme Court Arguments for Stomach Bug
She was absent when the justices last met in public, to hear arguments Wednesday
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Lyft will end e-scooter operations in 6 cities and lay off around 20 staff members
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. US mobility giant Lyft will end e-scooter operations in six US markets and lay off around 20 staff members in its bike and scooter department, according to TechCrunch. The company said the end of its scooter operations in the impacted markets — Nashville, San Antonio, Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas, and Columbus — is part of a strategy shift to focus only on areas with the greatest opportunity for growth. This shift comes as the company is aiming to be profitable — Lyft posted a $464 million net loss in Q3 2019. Lyft isn't alone in refining the scope of its micromobility operations as the industry faces hurdles to success. Earlier this month, Lime notified Tallahassee, Florida that it was pulling out of the city's e-scooter pilot program.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Tesla has selected Berlin as the location to build its European gigafactoryGoogle smart speaker shipments plummet amid industry growthLemonade postponed its plans to go public this year due to concerns about current market conditions
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere is stepping down
Magenta-clad T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced plans to leave his post Monday as the wireless carrier prepares to merge with Sprint. Legere — known for his shoulder-length mane and brash personality — will step down when his contract ends April 30 of next year, the company said. Mike Sievert, T-Mobile’s president and chief operating officer,...
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Oregon officials enlist public’s help in finding who killed protected bald eagle
A protected bald eagle was gunned down in Oregon earlier this month — and officials are offering a $2,500 reward for help identifying whoever is responsible. Acting on a tip, fish and wildlife troopers from the Oregon State Police found the bird’s carcass lying face down in Lower Cow Creek, within Douglas County in the...
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7 secrets to winning with IoT in the digital marketplace (Infographic)
IoT isn't just technology -- it's business transformation. Here's how to create an industrial-strength foundation to launch your strategy from.
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"The Crown" star Tobias Menzies on portraying Prince Philip
The Golden Globe nominee takes over a royal role in the new season of the hit Netflix drama
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Everything coming to Hulu in December 2019
Happy holidays! Let's get streaming.  This December, Hulu has lots to fill your cold nights and vacation days from classic films to new seasons of beloved TV shows. On the movie front, check out hits like The Fast and The Furious, Almost Famous, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, and American Gangster. As for TV, Hulu is bringing back new seasons of Killing Eve, The Great American Baking Show, Better Things, Marvel's Runaways, and Vanderpump Rules — as well as streaming the CMA Country Christmas special and the Miss America and Miss Universe pageants.  Check out everything coming to and going from Hulu in December 2019 below. Read more...More about Hulu, Fast And Furious, Killing Eve, Entertainment, and Streaming Services
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Alohomora! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: behind the scenes - in pictures
The secrets of the spellbinding West End production are unlocked in a new book that contains previously unseen sketches and designs Continue reading...
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RBS is planning to open a cashless bank branch
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Banking subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is planning to open a cashless bank branch in London, The Telegraph reports. The branch will not have frontline cashier services or an ATM, meaning customers will be unable to make deposits or withdrawals at the branch. Instead, it will help customers with other banking functions, including appointments to open ISAs or other types of savings accounts and for applying for mortgages. Customers can also make video banking appointments to speak with bankers via video chat and there will be a presentation space available for seminars. RBS's sister company, NatWest, has launched three similar branches, but they featured ATMs, making them not truly cashless. Opening a branch without cashier services may be a cost-effective way to offer a physical touchpoint for more complicated services. UK consumers prefer branches by a solid majority when it comes to opening more complex types of accounts: 58% prefer branches for applying for mortgages, and 56% prefer to use branches to set up a wealth management account, per Deloitte.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A proposed German law would require Apple to enable third parties to use its NFC technologyAllianz is partnering with Microsoft to drive insurance industry innovationGoogle is planning to break into banking with new checking account offerings
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TikTok chief says political content is allowed on the viral video app as long as it's 'creative and joyful'
Anthony Kwan/Getty Images TikTok, the viral video-sharing app, has raised concerns in the US over allegations it censors content at the request of the Chinese government, including political videos. In a recent interview with The New York Times, TikTok chief Alex Zhu said that users don't go on the platform for "political discussion," but that such content is allowed as long as it aligns with TikTok's "creative and joyful experience." Reports have emerged in recent months that TikTok employees remove and restrict "culturally problematic" content on the platform, although the company insists it's independent of its China-based owner, ByteDance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amid accusations that TikTok censors videos that would offend the Chinese government, the head of the video-sharing app has said that political content is allowed on the platform as long it's "creative and joyful." TikTok has emerged as a wildly popular platform in the US for launching internet memes, viral stars, and Generation Z-loved comedy. But as the platform has blown past 1.5 billion downloads, the app's roots in China and its relationship with the Chinese government has raised concerns that TikTok is censoring content deemed offensive to China's government, including videos dealing with social and political topics.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:TikTok chief says if China's president asked for a video to be taken down or access to TikTok user data he would refuse TikTok is reportedly considering a rebrand in the US to shed its Chinese roots Twitter will ban all politicians from advertising on its platform, but it will make a few exceptions for news publishers and causesSEE ALSO: The ultimate guide to Tik Tok, the hot app Gen Z is obsessed with and Facebook is terrified of
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Billie Eilish posted an adorable video of kids climbing all over her ahead of the release of her children's clothing line
Mark Sagliocco/WireImage, "Bad Guy" singer Billie Eilish shared an adorable video of her with a large group of children to her Instagram on Sunday.  Dressed all in green, and sitting on a green backdrop, Eilish laughed and tried to keep her balance as the kids — who were wearing mini versions of her own outfit — climbed all over her. She even grabbed a few of the kids to prevent them from falling over, but the kids were all smiles.  Eilish posted the video ahead of her children's clothing line,  which is set to launch on Monday at 3 PM ET.  In addition to her new clothing line, Eilish also released a new single, "Everything I Wanted," last week.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram Embed: //instagram.com/p/B4-bTYvlFmI/embed Width: 540px Read more: Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and more celebrities read horribly mean tweets about themselves on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Billie Eilish says her new 'mullet' was an accident after her hair fell out from a bad dye job How Billie Eilish pulled off her gravity-defying 'Saturday Night Live' performance of 'Bad Guy' Billie Eilish fans are showing support for the singer after she revealed that she may want to show her body more as she gets older NOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Big Machine Records denies it prevented Taylor Swift from performing her old music. Now, Swift's team has released an email that appears to corroborate her story.Céline Dion surprised fans by performing the karaoke version of her own song at a listening party for her new albumHalsey teamed up with Lady Antebellum at the CMA Awards for a stunning performance and now fans are begging her to make country music
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Coty climbs after agreeing to pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Jenner's makeup line
Karwai Tang/Getty Images Coty announced Monday that it agreed to pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics, the makeup line owned by Kylie Jenner.  Shares of Coty gained as much as 4.9% on the news.  The deal will help Coty, responsible for beauty brands such as CoverGirl, appeal to younger consumers.  Watch Coty trade live on Markets Insider. Shares of Coty gained as much as 4.9% Monday following reports that it agreed to pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Jenner's makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics.  The deal, which values Jenner's company around $1.2 billion, will help Coty — responsible for brands such as CoverGirl, Rimmel London, and Sally Hansen nail polish — appeal to younger consumers. 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:Uber's founders are starting to cash out. Here's the pitch deck they created back in 2008, way before the company was a $45 billion ride-hailing giant.China calls on U.S. to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China SeaLA Current makes first of first world swim league
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Kylie Jenner just agreed to sell a majority stake in her makeup company for $600 million
Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Huffington Post The Wall Street Journal reports that beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. has acquired a majority stake in Kylie Jenner's namesake brand, Kylie Cosmetics.  Coty acquired a 51% stake for $600 million dollars, valuing the cosmetics company at $1.2 billion.  The company will be renamed Kylie Beauty, with the deal expected to close late next year.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kylie Jenner has sold a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. Coty, owned by the European investment firm JAB Ltd., acquired a 51% controlling stake in the company for $600 million, valuing the brand at $1.2 billion. The Wall Street Journal reports that Jenner will remain the "public face" of the brand, with the company set to be renamed Kylie Beauty. 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:The Rock surprised fans with a first look at the DC character he's playing in his first-ever superhero movie. Here's how the highest-paid actor in Hollywood makes and spends his millions.I toured an Upper East Side members club for women that costs $3,300 a year, has a strict no-kids policy, and is stocked with $45 CBD gumdrops. Here's a look inside.A 'Friends' reunion special is in the works. Here's how Jennifer Aniston, one of the iconic sitcom's stars, makes and spends her $200 million fortune.SEE ALSO: Kylie Jenner appears to be coming out with a baby line — and she's planning everything from car seats to clothes DON'T MISS: Kylie Jenner deleted a video showing off a $3 million Bugatti after fans criticized her for flaunting her wealth, but it's only one of her many luxury cars. Check out the billionaire makeup mogul's multimillion-dollar fleet.
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Joe Biden, failing to support legalized marijuana, still thinks it may be a gateway drug
Joe Biden, claiming to represent whichever generation claims him as their own, says that we STILL need to determine if marijuana is a gateway drug. Washington Post: But the 76-year-old Democrat is in tune with at least one demographic: his peers in the silent generation, who, at 35 percent, have what may be one of the lowest percentages of support for marijuana legalization, according to the Pew data released Nov. 14. This disparity on the topic came into full view at a town hall in Las Vegas over the weekend, when Biden drew some groans from the crowd by saying he wants to see more research on marijuana and suggesting that it may be a “gateway drug” that can lead users to harsher substances. “The truth of the matter is, there’s not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug,” Biden said. “It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.” Read the rest
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Yes, you can you get the flu more than once a year
Getty Images Yes, you can get the flu more than once a year, or season, but it will probably be a different strain of the influenza virus. Influenza viruses come in four main types: A, B, C, and D. And for each type, there are numerous unique subtypes and strains. If you get the flu more than once a season, doctors say you shouldn't be worried.  This article was reviewed by Rod Oskouian, MD, at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. The fall and winter months may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but it can also be the most sickly time for the 30 million people who fall prey to the influenza virus in the US each year. Flu season takes place through fall and winter in the US, often peaking between December and February. That's about 25% of the year when you have a high chance of contracting the virus. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:When infants can get the flu shotWhat you should eat and drink to get over the flu, according to doctorsWhy flu season spikes in the fall and winter
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The dress Princess Diana wore to dance with John Travolta is up for auction
The late royal wore the dress to the White House in 1985.
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The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps review – fiendish verses and curses
The Egg, BathMurray Lachlan Young and Joe Allen deliver a sinister epic about a seven-year-old who inherits his ancestral homeMurray Lachlan Young is a born storyteller – even his name has a satisfying rhythm. Young’s sinister saga The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps has spawned a book, album and interactive game as well as this two-man touring show, designed for over-sevens and billed as expressly unsuitable for under-fives. So with some trepidation I arrive with six-year-old Hilda, who is still a little spooked from Halloween.But Hilda is intrigued by Bek Palmer’s creepy set design with its crumbling columns, stuffed bear and mysterious tusk protruding through piles of junk. You can almost smell the mildew. At the edge of the stage is a discarded gargoyle, which provides a visual parallel for the hyper-expressive performer Joe Allen, who mugs for the audience while making a pot of tea. That Young then uses this gargoyle’s cuppa as a gargle is a subtle bit of wordplay in a show where no one has yet spoken a word and Hilda is already in stitches. Continue reading...
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Buzz surrounds musical ‘Havana Music Hall’
Insiders just had a quiet shot at B’way’s could-be would-be new show “Havana Music Hall.”
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Kylie Jenner sells company, Coty will pay $600M for stake in Kylie Cosmetics
Coty said on Monday it would pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Jenner’s make-up and skincare businesses, as it looks to tap into the reality TV star’s huge social media reach, driving shares in the company up 5 percent. The move comes as the cosmetics maker doubles down on its skin care...
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Battling Depression from the C-Suite
For most of his life, Paul Greenberg suffered from severe depression — depression so bad that he had near constant thoughts of suicide from the age of 13. But you’d never know it if you met him. And he has built a successful media career, including stints at MTV and Time, and eventually becoming the CEO of CollegeHumor. To battle the depression, he tried some 75 different medications before his medical team suggested electroshock therapy, which he says has saved his life. And it wasn’t until the deaths of public figures like Robin Williams, Kate Spade, and Anthony Bourdain that Greenberg went public with an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter. This week, host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Paul Greenberg, now CEO of Butter Works, a media company, about his long, painful journey, and how he views depression at the workplace today. The number for the Suicide Prevention Hotline in the U.S. is 1-800-273-8255.
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James Harden is one of the greatest scorers ever. Playoff knockouts won’t change that
James Harden’s numbers are getting bigger and bigger. The Beard is only getting better. James Harden is having yet another moment, and thus so is James Harden skepticism. We can’t have one without the other. Harden is averaging a shade under 40 points per game on 61 percent True Shooting percentage. This is basically impossible as only one player in history has scored even 35 points per game with a True Shooting percentage above 60 percent: James Harden, last year. The next highest is Michael Jordan at 56 percent. Houston has won seven straight games. Here are Harden’s point totals in those seven games: 44, 36, 42, 39, 47, 44, 49. The Rockets are No. 2 in the West, behind only the L.A. Lakers. They are 7-0 against the West, including a big win last week over the Clippers. There’s been nary a peep about Russell Westbrook’s fit alongside Harden because Harden is playing at such a high level scoring the ball that there’s no oxygen for peeps about anything else. Every time Harden goes on some type of screaming streak of scoring excellence, skeptics come out and assert that Harden’s mystique is valid only during the regular season, that his game is pretty to look at in regular 5-second doses from October through March but loses its power in the spring. It is true that historically, Harden’s scoring and efficiency drop substantially in the playoffs. In the 2016, 2017, and 2018 postseasons, he shot well below his standard from the field and especially on threes. His playmaking usually dips too, as defenses key in specifically on him in a way they do not during the regular season. In 2015, when the Rockets went to the Western Conference Finals with Harden and Dwight Howard, The Beard was excellent in the playoffs. He was also quite good last season, though Houston fell short against their tormentors from Golden State. But context is demanded from this. Not excuses, but context. First, Harden performing below his regular season standard is not disaster itself because Harden’s regular season standard is so incredibly high. B-minus James Harden is still in the 98th percentile of NBA scorers! It’s not as if Harden turns into a pumpkin in mid-April: he’s still an absolutely dominant offensive player in the postseason, just not perhaps a historic one on a level with Jordan. Second, consider what success Harden has had in the tough West despite a flawed, rotating cast of co-stars. He reached the West finals with Dwight Howard as his co-star once, and years later with Chris Paul as his co-star. The only aspect of the Rockets that has really been stable is Harden: the supporting cast is often shifting, now with Westbrook in that No. 2 spot. It’s working fine. Harden’s Rockets have won four playoff series in the last three years. Other than the Warriors, no other West franchise has won more than two playoff series in the last three years. In recent years, the West isn’t really the Warriors and then everyone else. It’s the Warriors, then the Rockets, then everyone else. That’s largely because of Harden’s excellence in both the regular season and the playoffs. Third, the Warriors that slayed the Rockets are an all-time great team. Like, the second or third greatest core in the modern era. That core ejected the Rockets out of the playoffs in four out of the last five seasons. It’s not like Harden ghosts in the playoffs and, like, the Jazz or Blazers keep knocking Houston out. It’s the Warriors, almost always. (The exception: 2017, when Kawhi Leonard tortured Harden and the Spurs beat the Rockets.) You can’t note that Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and the Warriors are all historically good and then rip Harden for losing to them. Part of Harden’s spring shortcomings stem from the Warriors’ greatness. (And he still nearly overcame them in 2018.) But the biggest reason not to diminish what Harden does now because he doesn’t have a ring and because he might not win the championship in June is that what he’s doing now absolutely counts. It matters. It’s real. Teams are trying desperately to find a way to stop him, and he’s making them all look like fools. The Clippers have two big, strong, and fast wing defenders in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Maybe they’ll stop him in May. The Lakers have two offensive stars in LeBron and Anthony Davis that should give the Rockets all sorts of trouble. Maybe that will derail Harden’s spring. Maybe Harden will never get closer to that elusive ring than he did in 2018. That doesn’t make him any less than one of the greatest scorers we’ve ever seen. Stephen Curry has famously seen a performance dip in the playoffs, specifically in the NBA Finals. That doesn’t diminish his starring role on three championship teams or his status as the best shooter ever (and one of the greatest scorers ever, on par with Harden). At this level of excellence, failures don’t diminish accomplishments. Failures only prevent additional accomplishments. James Harden doesn’t need to accomplish anything more to prove his greatness. Further accomplishments will burnish his record and legacy — perhaps no accomplishment better than a championship. But if he never won another playoff series, that wouldn’t erase what he’s done. That’s not how any of this works.
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No sweat for England, Ronaldo's 99th and the WSL weekend – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and John Brewin discuss England winning at a canter, Wales’s Hungarian shootout, Ireland’s Groundhog Day, debutants scoring goals and keepers hitting light fittingsJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We take a look back at the weekend’s football, starting with England’s two Euro 2020 qualifying wins over Montenegro and Kosovo. Continue reading...
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Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello found dead in New Zealand
Costello split the 2019 season between Single-A Fort Myers and Double-A Pensacola.
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Kylie Jenner sells $600M stake in cosmetics company
Kylie Jenner is selling a majority stake of her popular cosmetics line for $600 million, but she's staying on as its creative leader.
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Twins prospect Ryan Costello found dead in New Zealand hotel room
WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello has been found dead in his Auckland hotel room days after joining the Auckland Tuatara in the Australian Baseball League. The 23-year-old third baseman died in his sleep, apparently of natural causes, on Monday morning, team officials said. “The Tuatara express their deepest condolences to Ryan’s...
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Doctors warn that eyelash extensions are helping lice spread
Eyelash extensions are turning into a beauty and the beast situation. Doctors are warning fans of eyelash extensions to make sure they clean the beauty products carefully — because eyelash lice are on the rise. The tiny organisms, officially called Demodex but better known as head lice, can survive on eye hair follicles as well...
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Sara 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 Styles
YouTube/Saturday Night Live Sara Lee Bread's Instagram account has been flooded with raunchy comments after a "Saturday Night Live" skit starring Harry Styles as a fictional social media manager for the baked-goods brand. Sara Lee initially responded by hiding the comments. "SNL" writer Bowen Yang accused the company of deleting some comments as well, though the company denied this in a statement to Business Insider. "While the explicit jokes in the skit do not align with Sara Lee Bread's brand, we know SNL pushes the envelope for laughs and are taking it all in stride," Sara Lee said in a statement to Business Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sara Lee Bread is facing an onslaught of raunchy comments on social media after the baked-goods brand was featured on a "Saturday Night Live" skit starring Harry Styles. After the skit aired, thousands of sexually explicit comments flooded the company's Instagram account, as Slate first reported.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We went to a Champagne vineyard in France to find out why it's so expensiveSee Also:Lowe's is once again stretching its holiday deals beyond Black FridayBlack Friday is dying, and the rise of Cyber Monday may be to blameThis year's Goop gift guide includes a $250,000 ticket to space and a chair that can simulate weightlessness
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Bing taps AI to improve image search results
Thanks to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and related techniques, the quality of Bing image searches are improving measurably.
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Ariana Grande cancels concert over worsening illness
She's suffering from a sinus infection.
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Tom Brady can’t hide his anger with the Patriots’ offense
Tom Brady sounded like he was coming off a loss. Angry and frustrated, he was short with his answers. Of course, the Patriots had won, but the offense struggled, and the future Hall of Fame quarterback was not pleased after completing 26-of-47 passes for 216 yards and a 67.3 quarterback rating in New England’s 17-10...
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U.S. has world's highest rate of detained kids; should be 'last resort,' says U.N.
Separating infants from families "in order to deter irregular migration" is prohibited by treaties, says an international law expert who wrote the U.N. study.
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TikTok chief says if China's president asked for a video to be taken down or access to TikTok user data he would refuse
Greylock Partners/YouTube TikTok chief Alex Zhu said he would turn down the Chinese government's requests for user data or to censor content, even if the request came directly from Chinese president Xi Jinping himself. Zhu made the remark during a recent interview with The New York Times in which he insisted TikTok is not beholden to the Chinese government's wishes. TikTok has over 1 billion users worldwide, but is now the subject of intense scrutiny from US lawmakers who worry its Chinese ownership makes it a national security threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. TikTok head Alex Zhu is insistent that the Chinese video-sharing app is not bound by the whims of the Chinese government. When pressed on the subject, Zhu said in a recent New York Times interview that he would personally rebuff Chinese president Xi Jinping if the leader asked TikTok to hand over user data or remove content from the platform.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: TikTok is reportedly considering a rebrand in the US to shed its Chinese roots Twitter will ban all politicians from advertising on its platform, but it will make a few exceptions for news publishers and causesHulu is hiking prices for its live TV plan by $10/month — making it more expensive than YouTube TVSEE ALSO: Obama's former cybersecurity adviser thinks lawmakers are right to treat TikTok as a security threat
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Here are all the states where you have to register as a Democrat to vote in the primaries
Associated Press The first primary contests of the 2020 election are just under three months away, and the deadlines to register to vote are coming up in several early states.  But states all have different policies about who can vote in the primaries, and whether or not you have to be registered with a given political party to vote in their primary.  In states with closed primaries, you must be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Democratic presidential primary. States with open primaries, on the other hand, allow unaffiliated voters, people registered to different parties, or both, to vote in the Democratic primary.  Here's which states have open and closed Democratic primaries, and the deadline to register in every state. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The first primary contests of the 2020 election are just under three months away, and the deadlines to register to vote are coming up in several early states.  Over the course of almost four months between February and June, nearly every US state and territory will hold a primary election or caucus to determine how they will allocate their delegates to determine the 2020 presidential nominees for each party.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:John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, wins second term as Louisiana governor in a major rebuke to TrumpIf Joe Biden drops out of the 2020 race, Elizabeth Warren would likely be the big winner, not Pete ButtigiegMichael Bloomberg is expected to run for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.SEE ALSO: Here's everyone who's running for president in 2020, and who has quit the race
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How to add the Google Play Store to your 2019 Amazon Fire 10 HD tablet
The very first thing I did with my new Amazon Fire HD 10 was to install the Google Play Store. I love Amazon's bargain tablets, they are a cheap Android device with heavy integration into Amazon. I ignore the shopping and love the Prime Video. Installing Google Play store gives me access to all the stuff Amazon doesn't provide: Gmail, Chrome and thousands of Android apps. The process is very simple and only requires you download and permit four .apks to install (all files come from APK Mirror): You will have to permit the files to be installed as Amazon doesn't love Google as a source. First: Google Account Manager 7.1.2 (Android 6.0+) Second: Google Services Framework 9 (Android 9.0+) Third: Google Play services 19.6.29 (100300-278422107) (100300) Fourth: Google Play Store 17.5.18-all [0] [PR] 280467566 (nodpi) (Android 4.1+) This is my fourth such Amazon tablet and I have never had an issue with Amazon trying to block this activity. The new Amazon Fire HD 10 has some decent CPU and memory upgrades. I am trying it out this week and will review soon. Thus far, its the same as the old one but faster and with a slightly better screen. All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1" 1080p full HD display, 32 GB) via Amazon Read the rest
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Ghost review – satanic Barry Manilow leads magnificent metal pantomime
Motorpoint Arena, CardiffThe flamboyant Swedish band fuse rock bombast with pop classicism on their most ambitious tour to date‘Welcome to tonight’s spectacle,” murmurs the fiendish figure in the spotlight, his latex face rigid as the audience roars. And it is quite a spectacle, replete with pyrotechnics, costume changes, crowd participation and confetti. Swedish metal outfit Ghost have arrived in the big league with a bang.The man in the mask is the band’s leader Tobias Forge, taking to the stage here as Cardinal Copia, a sort of satanic Barry Manilow who serves as the latest in a string of creative personas. He’s flanked by a slick band who perform under horned silver helmets and go by the collective sobriquet Nameless Ghouls. It’s all terribly silly, and tremendous fun. Continue reading...
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Watch: Spain's Rodri & Thiago Alcantara show off long-range passing skills
Watch Spain midfielders Rodri and Thiago Alcantara show off their long-range passing skills during a training session.
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Museum will pay you $25,000 to find a piece of Missouri meteorite
Hey, so, funny story: Remember that crazy-bright fireball that appeared over the skies of St. Louis earlier this week? Yeah, it was awesome, but finding the leftovers would be even more awesome and the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is willing to fork over a hefty sum if anyone can locate sizable chunks of the...
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This Crucial Mindset Will Help You Conquer Your Personal Finances
Healthy habits will follow a healthy mindset.
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The 10 car brands that give owners the fewest problems
Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The market-research firm JD Power released in June its 2019 ranking of the most-reliable automotive brands. Hyundai Motor Group took the top three spots with its Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai brands for the second year in a row. Ford and Toyota each had two brands make the top 10. Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The market-research firm JD Power released in June its 2019 ranking of the most-reliable automotive brands. The firm measured the number of problems reported by customers during the first 90 days of ownership for their new vehicles. Overall vehicle quality didn't change from 2018, the first year it has not improved since 2014. Hyundai Motor Group took the top three spots with its Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai brands for the second year in a row. Ford and Toyota each had two brands make the top-10. These are the 10 most-reliable automotive brands, based on their number of reported problems per 100 vehicles. The industry average was 93 problems per 100 vehicles.T10. Toyota Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Problems per 100 vehicles: 90 T10. Lexus Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Problems per 100 vehicles: 90 T10. Dodge Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Problems per 100 vehicles: 90 See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:These 10 car brands' vehicles have the best resale value, according to the dataThe world's 20 best airlines for 2019Ford has a cult following in Europe, and its superfans take their love for the brand to the next levelSEE ALSO: The 20 best airlines in the world for 2019
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Muncie mayor Dennis Tyler arrested by FBI in corruption probe
The mayor of the Indiana city of Muncie, Dennis Tyler, was arrested by the FBI at his home Monday amid a years-long corruption probe. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed to the Muncie Star Press that the arrest warrant was executed at the 76-year-old Democratic mayor’s northside home. “I can confirm an arrest warrant was executed at...
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Olivia Culpo takes Christian McCaffrey flirting inside Panthers locker room
Olivia Culpo certainly likes the view from the Panthers locker room.
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230 Years and Zero Presidents: Why Mayors Haven’t Jumped Straight to the White House
A cultural suspicion about big cities seems to be part of the problem, but that attitude might be changing.
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San Francisco has an airport pig to help make stressed-out passengers happy
REUTERS/Jane Ross San Francisco International Airport has added a 5-year-old Juliana pig named LiLou to its Wag Brigade, a group of therapy animals that help ease anxiety among passengers.  LiLou wears a pilot cap and has her nails painted red by her owner, Tatyana Danilova. In the airport she greets passengers and plays music on a toy piano.  She's the airport's first therapy pig. The airport's Wag Brigade also includes a number of dogs. All of the dogs — and LiLou — have been trained by the San Francisco Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). To make it into the Wag Brigade, animals have to be house trained and have good manners. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. San Francisco International Airport has a new therapy pig waiting to greet passengers, play music, and pose for selfies to help ease travel anxieties. LiLou, a 5-year-old Juliana pig, is part of the airport's Wag Brigade, which brings therapy animals into departure areas, according to Reuters.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Wild turkeys are terrorizing the town of Tom's River, New Jersey, by pecking at roofs, breaking windows, and attacking residentsA black man was put in handcuffs after a police officer stopped him on a train platform because he was eatingA Bay Area Rapid Transit general manager has apologized to a black man who was detained over eating a sandwich
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