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Homeless man charged in fatal Upper West Side shelter stabbing
A homeless man is facing a murder charge after allegedly stabbing another transient to death inside an Upper West Side shelter, cops said. Robert Caballero, 36, was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon after being released from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital on Monday, according to the NYPD. Caballero is accused of...
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Longtime Congressman Peter King not seeking reelection in 2020
Fourteen-term New York Republican Representative Peter King won't seek reelection. The 75-year-old joins a growing number of Republicans and a handful of Democrats who plan to leave after next year. CBSN New York's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
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Accused slashers pause getaway to pay subway fare
They’ll beat a guy — but not a fare. A couple accused of slashing a man during a Greenwich Village fight made sure they paid the subway fare as they made their hasty getaway through the subway, video released by the NYPD Monday shows. The couple — both believed to be in their 30s or...
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Anti-Trump protesters clash with WWII vet at NYC Veterans Day Parade
As President Trump spoke before the parade, protesters outside blew whistles and shouted "Traitor" — and even clashed with a World War II veteran in the parade.
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Elusive Vietnamese mouse-deer spotted for first time in 30 years
A tiny creature that looks part-deer, part-mouse has been spotted for the first time in nearly three decades in southern Vietnam, researchers announced Monday. Feared-extinct, the silver-backed chevrotain hadn’t been seen since 1990 when a hunter in central Vietnam killed one and donated the specimen to scientists. Photos of the elusive rabbit-sized animal tiptoeing in...
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In Boston, the first trans hockey team takes the ice
An all-transgender hockey team played a historic scrimmage in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a matchup that blended pro and amateur players.
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Disney Plus already has nearly 2 million subscribers in the US before launch, according to data firm Jumpshot
Disney/Lucasfilm Disney Plus already has 1.9 million US subscribers ahead of its launch on Tuesday, according to data from analytics company Jumpshot. 34% of those subscribers use at least one other streaming service, according to Jumpshot. Disney has offered multiple deals to entice people to preorder the service. For instance, Verizon is offering a free year to Verizon Wireless Unlimited customers, new Fios Home Internet customers, and new 5G Home Internet customers. Disney did not respond to a request for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus already has a substantial subscriber base ahead of its launch on Tuesday. The streaming service has 1.9 million subscribers in the US from preorders, according to data provided to Business Insider by analytics company Jumpshot. The data is based on desktop and mobile web subscriptions in the US.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch the 20 details you may have missed in the new trailer for 'Birds of Prey'See Also:Disney is adamant that audiences don't want more standalone 'Star Wars' movies, but experts disagreeMarvel Studios had plans for a 'Hawkeye' movie before pitching a Disney Plus TV series instead'Frozen 2' is already on pace to smash box-office recordsSEE ALSO: The 11 highest-grossing Disney movies at the global box office of all time
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Ukraine security aid essential to keep Russians in check: Pentagon official
House Democrats on Monday released a transcript of the testimony of a top Defense Department official who stressed the importance of US military aid to Ukraine and detailed the country’s anti-corruption efforts. The testimony came from Laura K. Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, who was deposed under oath...
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Dems to make their case in public hearings this week
CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.
John Mara’s quiet aura speaks louder than any Giants words
The last time the Giants lost with greater frequency than they are doing right now – a six-game losing streak – was back in 2014, when they put the finishing touches on a seven-game skid three days after Thanksgiving. A 21-0 lead in Jacksonville was blown but the Giants reclaimed the lead at 24-22 with...
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Facebook will now let you turn off notification dots in its mobile app
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook is making a wonderful change to its mobile app to ease the pain on our notification-riddled brains: the company is rolling out the ability to turn off notification dots for some icons on the shortcuts bar and will even let you remove some of those shortcuts entirely. The new feature was reported on by TechCrunch. I tested it on iOS, and hiding notification dots is pretty easy to do. Just tap and hold on an icon on the shortcuts bar, and a menu will pop up that gives you the choice to remove that icon from the bar or turn off the attention-grabbing red dots for it: You can also manage what’s on your shortcut bar by tapping the hamburger menu icon > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Shortcuts. I was able to hide the... Continue reading…
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Keen's is one of New York's oldest steakhouses, but its most famous dish isn't beef
Keen's Chophouse is one of the oldest steakhouses in New York. The restaurant is most famous for a dish of aged lamb, called the Mutton Chop. Keen's serves more than 400 orders of Mutton Chops each week. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a full transcript of this video. - Taryn Varricchio: New York is home to plenty of notable steakhouses. But few can say they've served the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, and Babe Ruth. This century-old restaurant is full of fresh beef, but its most famous plate isn't steak. People seek it out instead for a dish of aged lamb called the mutton chop. This is Keens Steakhouse, and it's been standing here since 1885. Customer: I brought my nephew, and he had the mutton chop. I said, "It's big, you might wanna share it." He said, "No way." And he devoured it. It was outrageous. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:14 of the best things to eat in Houston, according to a localThe US may be obsessed with pumpkin spice, but here's how pumpkin is eaten around the worldYou can make a custom candy bar at Hershey's Chocolate World in Pennsylvania
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Holiday shopping? Protect yourself with this exclusive IdentityForce offer
As tech has gotten more sophisticated, so too have the tactics of hackers. so it’s vital to protect yourself with a service like IdentityForce. You can sign up and save with this exclusive offer.
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Vindman should not fear retaliation over Ukraine testimony: Pentagon's Esper
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday.
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I tried a customized multivitamin subscription that took into consideration my DNA and lifestyle — here's how it works and how I felt after taking it
  Rootine I like Rootine because the company makes vitamins based on your lifestyle and a test of your DNA, they're delivered to your house once a month, and the microbead design allows for optimal delivery of nutrients. Though it's quite expensive (currently $60 for a 30-day supply), Rootine avoids overloading you with megadoses of vitamins and minerals that could be harmful to you. Before taking supplements, it's always a good idea to check with your healthcare professional first to determine if the supplement is right for you. Product Embed: Product Name: Rootine Custom Vitamins Card Type: small Width: 100% Height: 150% I've tried dozens of multivitamins over the years: everything from the cheap generic grocery store brands to expensive options designed to aid in achieving specific health goals. For the most part, I haven't noticed much of a difference when taking the vitamins, though I feel sluggish when I don't take any multivitamin.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:All the Pixar films and shorts you can stream on Disney+ — from 'Toy Story' to 'Inside Out'All the new movies you can watch on Disney+ — from the live-action 'Lady and the Tramp' to holiday comedy 'Noelle'All the Marvel movies and shows you can stream on Disney+ — from 'Iron Man' to the new 'Loki'
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Pentagon official testifies Trump directed freeze on aid to Ukraine
Asked if the president was authorized to order that type of hold, Laura Cooper said there were concerns that he wasn’t.
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GoPro Hero8 Black vs. DJI Osmo Action: Comparing two of the best action cams
As similar as they are, the GoPro Hero 8 Black and DJI Osmo Action have some key differences that could make either action camera the right choice for you.
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Australia bushfires: New South Wales braces for 'catastrophic' day
Tuesday will see temperatures rise and winds strengthen, threatening areas including Sydney.
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NY regulators investigating Apple Card after viral complaint of sexism
Customer service reportedly blamed "the algorithm" for discrepancies.
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Southwest Airlines flew jets without full knowledge of their repair histories
Whistleblowers at the Federal Aviation Administration questioned whether Southwest Airlines improperly flew jets without full knowledge of their safety history, according to documents released Monday by a Senate committee.
How to resize an image on your iPhone in 2 different ways
Shutterstock You can resize an image on your iPhone in the Photos app, or by using a third-party app for more editing options.  The Photos app only allows you to resize an image to a few preset dimensions, whereas Image Size lets you resize a picture with custom dimensions.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your iPhone's camera is a powerful tool with great resolution, multiple photo formats, and even built-in editing tools.  You can use your Photos app to brighten or darken the image, change color saturation, crop the picture, and more. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:How to update your Steam games manually or automatically, or update to a beta version of a gameHow to log out of a Gmail account on your iPhone by removing the Google account from your deviceHow to add text over an image in Photoshop, and adjust the font or colorSEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget
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Trump expected to delay EU auto tariff decision for 6 more months -Politico
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week that he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on imported European Union autos for another six months, Politico reported on Monday, citing an unnamed person familiar with the decision.
This wild NES mouse will haunt your dreams
Nintendo’s original Entertainment System (NES) is now 34 years old. A millennial, in other words. And since the console debuted in North America in the fall of 1985, its design — the familiar boxy shape; that matte gray, black, and red — has been an inspiration to nerds everywhere. The latest entry into this venerable canon, which includes everything from (fly as hell) Jordans to shelving, is the 8BitDo N30: a 2.4GHz wireless mouse made by the mad scientists over at 8BitDo. You can order one right now for $24.99. 8BitDo is probably best known for its high-end controllers and gaming peripherals. A mouse isn’t totally out of their wheelhouse, though it is a little odd. I mean, look at it. The design is the brainchild of Swedish industrial designer Daniel Jansson, whose original foam model was covered breathlessly by tech blogs way back in 2009. This year, 8BitDo partnered with Jansson to bring it to life. The mouse features a 3D touch panel between the buttons for scrolling, and the D-pad on the side is for navigating websites — page forward and backward the same way you move Mario in Super Mario Bros. What’s more: 8BitDo says that a single AA battery will give you 100-120 hours of use. That should be more than enough time to, I don’t know, go dust off your old NES and finally beat the original Legend of Zelda.
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Professor suspected in grisly death of former student
A prominent Russian historian and professor is suspected in the death of one of his former students. CNN's Matthew Chance reports. - RSS Channel
College gymnast dies following training accident in Connecticut
Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, was practicing on the bars when she suffered a spinal cord injury.
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Nike's FlyEase technology hits the field with Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin
After developing FlyEase shoes based on Lebron and Jordan models, Nike has adapted its technology for zip-up basketball sneakers to a whole new sport: football. These unique cleats are made for a (so far) one-of-a-kind athlete -- Seattle Seahawks lin...
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Why Google Assistant Looks Smaller on Your Older Pixel Phone
Pixel 4 users have the least-intrusive version of Google’s digital assistant, but a new redesign to the Google Assistant UI has started appearing on older Pixel devices. Don’t be alarmed by the update, which gives your assistant a more streamlined look by allowing it to dynamically scale its size based on its response…Read more...
Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is raising even more money
AR startup Magic Leap is currently in the process of raising its Series E round of funding, a company spokesperson told Variety. Magic Leap previously raised around $2.6 billion, including $280 million from Japan's NTT Docomo in April. The new funding round is expected to close in the coming months. There is no word yet on which investors, other than J.P. Morgan Chase, are going to be part of the new round. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is raising even more money: The company is currently in the process of raising its Series E round of funding, a company spokesperson told Variety Monday. Magic Leap previously raised around $2.6 billion, including $280 million from NTT Docomo in April. "Magic Leap is in the midst of a significant financing round, which will become our series E when complete," the company's spokesperson said via email. "We have already closed a major portion of this round, some as equity and some as convertible debt that will become equity when the round is complete. The participants in this round include existing investors, new investors, and strategic partners."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:Celebrities and influencers are furious at Instagram's experiment with hiding likes, and some are threatening to stop posting on the appHow Logan Paul went from making videos in his backyard to becoming a 24-year-old millionaire and one of the most controversial stars on YouTubeApple reportedly revealed the devices it expects to replace the iPhone during a secret employee meeting in OctoberSEE ALSO: Is your Airbnb host spying on you with a hidden camera? Use this simple trick to find out.
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Ken Shamrock has lofty goal for Impact Wrestling return at 55
Professional wrestling has never been this fun for Ken Shamrock. It’s why he’s back and not going anywhere. Fifteen years after his second run as a regular for Total Nonstop Action ended, the former WWE star is beginning what he hopes is an in-ring revival with Impact Wrestling. The 55-year-old Shamrock has said he’s never...
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Trump can’t sue NY attorney general over tax returns: judge
President Trump cannot sue the New York state attorney general or the state tax commissioner, as part of his lawsuit to block Congressional Democrats from obtaining copies of his state tax returns, a federal judge ruled on Monday. Trump filed the lawsuit against New York AG Letitia James, state Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner...
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Microsoft vows to ‘honor’ California’s sweeping privacy law across entire US
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Monday, Microsoft announced that it would honor the “core rights” provided to Californians through the state’s landmark data privacy law and expand that coverage across the entire United States. In a Monday blog post, Julie Brill, Microsoft’s chief privacy officer, said that the company will extend the main principles of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) across the US just as it did with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last year. The law goes into effect in California on January 1st, 2020. CCPA, which was approved in June 2018, is one of the fiercest and most sweeping data privacy regulations in the US. It’s somewhat similar to GDPR. Under CCPA, companies must disclose to users what personal data of theirs is being collected, whether it is sold and to whom, and allow users to opt out of any sales. Users must also have access to their data and be able to request that a company delete it. “Under CCPA, companies must be transparent about data collection and use, and provide people with the option to prevent their personal information from being sold,” Brill wrote. “Exactly what will be required under CCPA to accomplish these goals is still developing.” “CCPA marks an important step toward providing people with more robust control over their data” Brill continued, saying that Microsoft will closely monitor any changes to how the government asks companies to enforce the new transparency and control requirements under CCPA. CCPA has been the subject of many privacy fights both in the California state legislature and Congress. The Senate and the House of Representatives are in the midst of their own data privacy fight with new bills being proposed every couple weeks. Many Democratic lawmakers argue that any national legislation should leave California as a baseline and extend those protections across the country and add more protections if necessary. Republicans and industry stakeholders disagree and are broadly convinced that CCPA goes too far and any federal law should nullify it and any other state laws in order to stave off a “patchwork” of privacy regulations. “CCPA marks an important step toward providing people with more robust control over their data in the United States,” Brill wrote. “It also shows that we can make progress to strengthen privacy protections in this country at the state level even when Congress can’t or won’t act.”
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Trump impeachment testimony: Read the transcript of Laura Cooper's deposition
Defense official testified before the House subcommittee in October about aid being sent to Ukraine from the United States.      
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S&P 500, Nasdaq slip on trade uncertainty
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell from record highs Monday as uncertainty about progress in U.S.-China trade talks rose following comments by President Donald Trump, while a jump in Boeing shares helped the Dow eke out a slim gain. Fred Katayama reports.
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Paralyzed veteran completes marathon with robotic exoskeleton
When Terry Vereline crossed the finish line, she became the first paralyzed veteran to complete a marathon using an exoskeleton
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How to update your Steam games manually or automatically, or update to a beta version of a game
g0d4ather/Shutterstock You can update Steam games automatically or manually. Steam usually updates your games for you as patches are released by the developer, and downloads the updates automatically. You can also choose to manually download a beta version of a game. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Steam will default to updating games automatically as content is released for them. If you live with capped internet, or if Steam is running slowly, you may have disabled automatic updates.  Or you may want to update into a beta release of a game, which Steam will not do by default.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:How to stop Steam from opening on startup on Mac or PC, so your computer starts up fasterHow to gift games on Steam to anyone in your Friends List, and add a personalized message to your giftYou can play many Steam games offline — here's how to turn on and use offline modeSEE ALSO: The best gaming mice you can buy
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The Angle: DACA Was Too Late for These People
Tania Mendoza was deported just two years before DACA. Her story is a portent for Dreamers waiting to see how the Supreme Court rules.
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Business Leaders on Capitalism, Challenges and Their 8-Year-Old Selves
At the annual DealBook conference in New York, leaders at the “Groundbreakers Lunch” discussed the appropriate role of business in shaping policy and driving social change.
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Police chief killed in hotel, one of his officers charged with murder
He was found dead in a Florida hotel late Sunday night.
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'It should never be a luxury to get care,' midwife says
Two midwives in New Mexico help empower Native American women who are navigating their maternal care options. Watch the full "Giving Birth in America: New Mexico" documentary produced by Every Mother Counts.
Leaders Take a New Look at the Trust Factor
The words “trust” and “responsibility” were peppered throughout more than a dozen conversations at The New York Times’s DealBook conference.
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Tech’s transportation companies keep bending the knee to Saudi Arabia
Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev\TASS via Getty Images In an interview with Axiosthat aired November 10th, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called the murder of the journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia “a serious mistake” — before quickly backtracking and admitting that it was his comments, and not Khashoggi’s murder, that were the actual mistake. But Khosrowshahi’s comments were not made in isolation. There is a pattern emerging of transportation companies with deep financial ties to Saudi Arabia being friendly to the regime in the face of international outcry. It’s bad enough right now for huge companies doing business in countries with oppressive regimes, as we’ve seen recently with China’s strong-arming of the NBA and Blizzard. But Saudi Arabia’s practice of directly investing massive sums of money in companies through its sovereign wealth fund has left multiple companies like Uber — and the executives who run them — particularly exposed. Companies that took money from Saudi Arabia’s wealth fund now find themselves exposed Just last month, Peter Rawlinson, the CEO of electric vehicle company Lucid Motors; Jay Walder, the CEO of hyperloop startup Virgin Hyperloop One; and Alejandro Agag, the founder of electric racing series Formula E, all heaped praise on Saudi Arabia while appearing onstage at the Future Investment Initiative conference in the Kingdom’s capital city, Riyadh. The conference, colloquially known as Davos in the Desert, was taking place at the same Ritz-Carlton that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used as a prison in late 2017 during his massive power grab. The conference also became a political flashpoint last year, as a number of companies and executives backed out from participating following Khashoggi’s initial disappearance and assumed murder at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. None of this stopped those three executives, though. Rawlinson — whose company was saved by a $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund in 2018 — struck an obsequious tone while discussing Lucid Motors’ forthcoming electric sedan, the Lucid Air. “I’m really excited because Lucid Air’s going to launch in just over a year’s time, and I really want to say thank you to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) for making that a possibility,” he said. “Thank you so much.” Rawlinson also said he and his management team have a “huge commitment to helping contribute to the genesis of a motor industry here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” — something that wasn’t part of the startup’s plans before the investment. (Lucid Motors’ marketing manager David Salguero declined to comment.) Lucid Motors’ CEO promised a “huge commitment” to fostering an automotive industry in Saudi Arabia Virgin Hyperloop One was one of the first companies to back out of last year’s conference, with then-chairman Richard Branson pausing a $1 billion deal between the Kingdom and his space company and saying that the state-sponsored murder of a journalist “would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi Government.” But Walder, who took over as CEO late last year, released a statement before this year’s conference saying he was “delighted” to attend. While Virgin Hyperloop One’s largest shareholder is a port operator from Dubai, Walder joyfully talked up the prospects of doing business in Saudi Arabia. “The opportunity is in front of us to create the first [hyperloop] manufacturing facilities anywhere in the world,” he said, before explaining that Saudi Arabia’s Economic Cities Authority believes a Virgin Hyperloop One facility could generate 124,000 jobs, a $4 billion increase in GDP, and $5 billion in “non-oil, high technology export products for the Kingdom” by 2030. What Virgin Hyperloop One is doing, he said, is “perfectly aligned with Vision 2030, with the message that says: ‘let’s develop new technology, let’s make it happen here, for the purposes of the Kingdom, but also to be able to look outward as well.’” Agag, who recently signed a 10-year deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars to host Formula E races in Saudi Arabia, bragged about having attended all three years of the conference. He said he “hope[s] to keep coming,” too, and asked Yasir Al-Rumayyan — the man in charge of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and a member of Uber’s board of directors — to “please invite” him back with a wink and a smile. Agag was there to announce that his new racing series, an off-road version of Formula E, would also stage races in Saudi Arabia. “The two main electric car championships are going to take place in Saudi Arabia,” Agag said. “And this would not happen of course without Vision 2030, and the vision of his royal highness, Prince Mohammad.” “This would not happen of course without Vision 2030, and the vision of his royal highness, Prince Mohammad.” Formula E first announced its deal with Saudi Arabia right around when the country lifted its ban on women drivers. But when Agag was asked about how Saudi Arabia jailed many of the women activists who agitated for that change, he deflected, citing Mohammed bin Salman’s audacious Vision 2030 economic plan as reason to believe that things could change. (Representatives for Virgin Hyperloop One and Formula E did not immediately respond to requests for comment.) While these executives’ comments were similar in their fealty to an authoritarian regime, they didn’t create much of a stir. Khosrowshahi’s comments, though, sparked backlash and the threat of a new boycott almost immediately. Within hours of the airing of the interview, the #BoycottUber hashtag started trending on Twitter. Social media users responded with outrage and disbelief that the Uber CEO would respond so flippantly to the assassination and dismemberment of an American journalist. Equating Khashoggi’s murder to the 2018 fatal crash involving one of the company’s self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona and calling both incidents a “mistake” was doubly offensive to these people. As of 1:30PM ET on Monday, over 8,000 people had tweeted the #BoycottUber hashtag. Of course, neither death was an accident. As noted by Axios, the CIA has determined that the Saudi government had a direct role in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Likewise, the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg after being struck by Uber’s self-driving car was not an accident, but rather the end result of a series of significant safety lapses, most notably vehicle software that was not programmed to brake for pedestrians crossing a street outside a painted crosswalk. So far, Uber has avoided criminal charges, but federal safety investigators are expected to assign probable cause for the crash later this month. Khosrowshahi’s comments sparked immediate backlash It’s too early to tell whether #BoycottUber becomes as damaging to the company as the #DeleteUber hashtag from early 2017, when the company was accused of profiting from a pro-immigrant / anti-Trump taxi driver strike at JFK Airport. According to New York Times scribe Mike Isaac’s retelling of the event, #DeleteUber resulted in “more than 500,000 people” deleting their Uber accounts in the span of a week, costing the company “millions” of dollars. Uber itself admitted to the destructive power of the hashtag in paperwork filed before the company went public. The company said the hashtag triggered a domino effect, causing drivers, restaurants, and other entities that rely on Uber’s massive customer base to flee the platform. The company warned potential investors of the impact of such consumer backlash: If Drivers, consumers, restaurants, shippers, and carriers do not establish or maintain active accounts with us, if a campaign similar to #DeleteUber occurs, if we fail to provide high-quality support, or if we cannot otherwise attract and retain a large number of Drivers, consumers, restaurants, shippers, and carriers, our revenue would decline, and our business would suffer. Khosrowshahi’s comments were especially shocking coming from the normally buttoned-up and reasonably well-liked CEO. Khosrowshahi spent most of his early days at Uber apologizing for the mistakes of his predecessor, Travis Kalanick, who was forced out of his company after an unprecedented series of scandals and self-owns. It hasn’t all gone smoothly for Khosrowshahi — Herzberg’s death took place eight months after he assumed the role — but most experts agree he has had some success rehabilitating Uber’s public image and has put the company on a more secure path. Khosrowshahi seemed to recognize the damage his remarks did almost immediately. According to Axios’ Dan Primack, the CEO called an hour after the interview to “express regret for the language he used.” The next day, the company emailed a statement to the publication walking back the comments, and Khosrowshahi said on Twitter that he said “something in the moment I don’t believe. Our investors have long known my views here & I’m sorry I wasn’t as clear on Axios.” There's no forgiving or forgetting what happened to Jamal Khashoggi & I was wrong to call it a “mistake.” As I told @danprimack after our interview, I said something in the moment I don't believe. Our investors have long known my views here & I'm sorry I wasn’t as clear on Axios— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) November 11, 2019 But whether that will be enough to tamp down the growing backlash will remain to be seen. More than most companies, Uber has shown itself to be remarkably resilient despite its inability to earn a profit. The company has survived an almost comical number of scandals, lawsuits, regulatory challenges, protests, boycotts, and more — and it’s still kicking. It’s probably safe to assume that a significant number of people who angrily deleted the app in 2017 are back to using it again. In today’s low attention span culture, it can be hard to keep track of what we’re angry about. Khosrowshahi’s willingness to stick his neck out for Saudi Arabia is also a sign that Uber’s true vulnerability won’t come from its customers, but from its shareholders. The company’s stock fell to an all-time low last week after the expiration of its lockup period in which early investors and employees were free to sell their shares for the first time since the IPO. Analysts predict that about 90 percent of Uber’s stock will be available for sale — but as noted by CNBC, many of those shareholders would be selling at a much reduced rate from when they originally bought into Uber. Private shareholders are relying on Khosrowshahi to steer the company to a sustainable and profitable future. Selling now would be acknowledging a bad bet. Khosrowshahi may have walked back his comments about Khashoggi’s killing, but his praise for Saudi Arabia — and more specifically PIF director and Uber board member Yasir Al-Rumayyan — remains striking. It underscores the reality that when companies like Uber, Lucid Motors, and Virgin Hyperloop One take massive investments from (or try to do business with) Saudi Arabia, those deals come with a far greater cost than what’s agreed to on paper.
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The 11 highest-grossing Disney movies at the global box office of all time
Disney Disney is dominating the box office this year and is about to tackle the streaming world with the launch of Disney Plus on Tuesday. Ahead of its launch, we've ranked the biggest Disney movies of all time by worldwide box office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney is, once again, dominating the box office this year. It has accounted for over 40% of the domestic market share in 2019. It broke its own global box-office record for a year in July with over $7 billion. And it still has "Frozen 2" and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on the way. With the box office firmly in its grasp, Disney is eyeing a new challenge. On Tuesday, it will enter the streaming realm with its own competitor, Disney Plus. Ahead of the service's launch, we looked at the highest-grossing Disney movies of all time, many of which will be included on Disney Plus. The list is ranked by unadjusted worldwide box office, so it's very in favor of more recently released movies. Below are the 11 biggest Disney movies ever:11. "Incredibles 2" (2018) Disney/Pixar Worldwide gross: $1,242,805,359 All-time ranking: 17th 10. "Beauty and the Beast" (2017) Disney Worldwide gross: $1,263,521,126 All-time ranking: 16th 9. "Frozen" (2013) Disney/Pixar Worldwide gross: $1,274,219,009 All-time ranking: 15th See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disney is adamant that audiences don't want more standalone 'Star Wars' movies, but experts disagree'Frozen 2' is already on pace to smash box-office records20 of the most expensive celebrity memorabilia items ever sold at auction
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The best men's gym shorts
Whether you're lifting weights or practicing yoga, you need the right pair of shorts. Here are four of our favorite men's gym shorts, from Saxx, Under Armour, Lowell Pro, and Nicewin. Finding a comfortable pair of gym shorts isn't always as easy as just snagging whatever pair says "running shorts" off the rack at your local sporting goods store. It comes down to knowing exactly how a pair functions once you start breaking a sweat. The right pair lets you focus more on the work you're putting in than how ill-fitting or annoying it is to wear.  We've picked four of our favorites, but ultimately, the best pair will depend on your needs. Do you need shorts that offer sweat control, do you want stretchability, or do you prefer a pair with ample pockets to hold your accessories? One of our picks should make the right fit. Here are the best men's gym shorts you can buy: Saxx Kinetic 2N1 Under Armour Raid Luwell Pro Running Shorts Nicewin Athletic Shorts Saxx Amazon Known for its innovative (and incredibly comfortable) line of underwear, Saxx also offers an impressive selection of workout apparel, like the Kinetic 2N1, which are, as the name suggests, gym shorts with built-in underwear liner. The Kinetic 2N1 is perfect for everything from running and biking to going to the gym or posing in a yoga class. The liner features the brand's patented BallPark Pouch, which is a specifically-designed pouch intended to reduce friction and improve comfort where it matters; we would know because Insider Picks has tested Saxx underwear extensively. Under Armour Amazon Under Armour specializes in quality workout gear and its Raid athletic shorts are perfect for the weekly gym goer. Made using the brand's HeatGear fabric, the shorts are lightweight and comfortable and feature four-way stretch, meaning that no matter the workout, they'll avoid constricting you or becoming uncomfortable. The shorts also provide UPF 30 protection for anyone who likes to break a sweat outside. Sweat-wicking and odor control are often workout attire buzzwords, but Under Armour delivers in this department — this doesn't mean you shouldn't wash them, though. Luwell Amazon One of the best combinations of value and function is the Luwell Pro Running Short. Whatever the activity, this pair of mesh shorts stay comfortable throughout, offering a good range of motion and stretch. The deep pockets on either side are perfect for holding a smartphone, a set of keys, pair of running gloves, or whatever you need to pack along during your workout. There's even some reflective piping designed to make you visible when running at dawn or dusk.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best men's dress socksThe best electric scootersThe best casual hoodies for men
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