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Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Sackler family company’s Oxy sales in China
An investigation has revealed that representatives from the Sacklers’ Chinese affiliate tell doctors that time-release painkillers like OxyContin are less addictive than other opioids—the same pitch that the US company owned by the family admitted was false in court.
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Nigerian criminal made $1 million from prison in international scam
A Nigerian inmate masterminded an international scam behind the bars of a maximum-security prison — raking in $1 million while in custody, according to a new report. Hope Olusegun Aroke was convicted of fraud four years ago and serving a 24-year-sentence at a facility in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic and financial crime commission told CNN. His...
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Mets discussing radio return with Wayne Randazzo
Mets radio play-by-player Wayne Randazzo and WCBS radio are in negotiations on a new deal, Randazzo confirmed. Last season, Randazzo replaced Josh Lewin in the booth, joining Howie Rose. CBS and the Mets gave Randazzo just a one-year deal, but all are happy and, if all goes well, he should be back. Rose has served...
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A Mississippi district attorney kept turning away black jurors for trials, lawsuit says
A Mississippi prosecutor excluded many black jurors from trials for more than 25 years, a lawsuit alleges.
Dominic Thiem and fellow tennis star Kristina Mladenovic split
It’s over for Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem and French sensation Kristina Mladenovic. The couple, who were first linked in 2017, appear to have parted ways, based on curious comments made by Thiem’s father, Wolfgang, about his son’s relationship. “They do not spend too much time together – even if there are combined tournaments that...
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It takes 23 months for Latinas to earn what white men make in 12
Equal pay advocates say the Paycheck Fairness Act before Congress could help eliminate the disparity
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Gruyère cheese outsells Mozzarella and Emmentaler in Switzerland — here's why
When you think of Swiss cheese, you think of holes. But Gruyère, which has a smooth texture, is the most produced and most consumed cheese within Switzerland. Gruyère cheese is a component of a classic Swiss fondue, along with European dishes like quiche and Croque monsieur. We visited the Maison du Gruyère to find out how this popular cheese is made.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The town of Gruyères is in the French-speaking region of Fribourg, east of Geneva. Fribourg is one of five areas, including Bern, Jura, Vaud, and Neuchâtel, that make up the Gruyère AOP production zone. Gruyère has a long heritage. Records of cheesemaking go back to the 12th century in this region.  Today, 30,000 tons of Gruyere are produced here each year. The Maison du Gruyère is responsible for 520 tons of that. In 2018, over 15,000 tons of Gruyère were sold in Switzerland, making it the most consumed cheese in the country, ahead of mozzarella and Emmentaler. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:40 LA restaurants you need to try before you diePeople pay $500 for these custom cannabis-infused meals'Cake Boss' made Carlo's Bakery famous, but the New Jersey bakery was a staple for Italian pastries 100 years before the show aired — here's why
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The Irishman Is No Marvel Film
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Game Developer’s Conference 2019 will include a funding summit
Organizers for the yearly Game Developer's conference announced today that next year's show will include a Game Funding & Investment Summit.
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Microsoft for Startups and Nvidia’s Inception team up to accelerate AI startups
Microsoft for Startups and Nvidia's Inception program are teaming up to give AI startups GPU help, cloud credits, and a chance to sell alongside Microsoft.
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Seriously launches Best Fiends Stars match-3 puzzle game
In its first big move since being acquired by Playtika, Seriously said today it is launching Best Fiends Stars, a spinoff from its Best Fiends game with casual match-3 gameplay.
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Prince Andrew criticized for how he addressed Jeffrey Epstein ties in BBC interview
In this week's edition of The Royals Report, Prince Andrew is under pressure after an interview with BBC News in which the prince addressed sexual allegations against him from one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers. Virginia Giuffre said she had sex with the prince when she was 17 and that it happened while she was being trafficked by Epstein. Andrew denies Giuffre's allegations. BBC Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond joined "CBSN AM" from Buckingham Palace to talk about the fallout from the interview.
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How to Keep a Whole Turkey Submerged in a Sous-Vide Bath
A specter is haunting Thanksgiving—the specter of dry turkey. One of the easiest ways to prevent this horror is to cook the big-ass bird sous-vide but, thanks to a large hole where its insides used to be, keeping a whole turkey submerged is usually quite the challenge. To overcome the buoyancy, you could chop the…Read more...
An Origami Artist Shows How to Fold Ultra-Realistic Creatures
Robert Lang ditched a career as a physicist to pursue origami full time. In WIRED's latest video, he reveals the tricks to folding complex shapes.
Steam is holding a sale to celebrate the launch of Remote Play Together
After a brisk, one-month beta, Valve's new Remote Play Together feature is now available to all Steam users. As the name suggests, it allows you and up to three other friends to play split-screen games with one another over the internet. It emulates...
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'Gylt' hands-on: Stadia's first exclusive game is simply spooky
The developers at Tequila Works get bored easily. At least, that's how it seems after scrolling through a list of games the independent Spanish studio has released since 2012. It starts with Deadlight, a dark, side-scrolling action title set in a lon...
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The schedule shakeup NBA may make to combat struggling ratings
With NBA national TV ratings struggling again early, the league should consider some radical ideas to better position itself in the marketplace. One thought that has been broached in league circles, according to sources, would be to move the start of the schedule back to closer to Thanksgiving or, even more drastically, Christmas, in combination...
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Newlyweds Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney return to NYC after honeymoon
They were spotted leaving Whole Foods.
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Sondland confirms quid pro quo between meeting and investigations in Ukraine
"In your opening statement, you confirm that there was a quid pro quo between the White House meeting and the investigations into Burisma and the 2016 election that Giuliani was publicly promoting. Is that right?" House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff asked U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland on Wednesday. "Correct," Sondland replied.
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Major SVOD service providers are attempting to entrench themselves in the market via bundling
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. During an interview at Recode's Code Media conference on Monday, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey discussed his vision for the forthcoming streaming service HBO Max amid an increasingly competitive SVOD market, per Recode. Stankey expressed his hope for HBO Max to eventually become a new type of TV bundle that includes a selection of movies and shows not owned by WarnerMedia, saying "At some point there will be platforms that re-aggregate and rebuild…We'd like HBO Max to be a place where re-aggregation occurs." As more SVODs flood the market, consumers will eventually reach an upper limit on the number of services they subscribe to, meaning companies will have to fight to remain in the mix. According to a 2019 Harris Poll, approximately 60% of US internet users said they planned to use the same number of subscription services over the next two years, while only 34% stated they planning on increasing the number of subscriptions they have.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 membersRBS is planning to open a cashless bank branchTikTok is rolling out shoppable video ads for influencers
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Man who killed three pensioners 'believed they were paedophiles'
Exeter murder trial hears that Alexander Lewis-Ranwell had a history of mental illnessA man with a history of mental illness killed an 80-year-old with a hammer then, hours later, 84-year-old twins with a spade in the deluded belief they were members of a paedophile ring, a jury has heard.Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, 28, from Croyde, north Devon, who had paranoid schizophrenia, denies murdering twins Dick and Roger Carter and Anthony Payne at their homes in Exeter. Continue reading...
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Pokemon Sword and Shield Review: Gameplay Impressions, Esports and Speedrun Tips
There is a certain unmatched level of expectation that has transported Pokemon Sword and Shield to its release on the Nintendo Switch—it is the first mainline Pokemon game on a non-handheld, after all...
The first trailer for the next 'Christmas Prince' sequel is here, and it teases a royal baby and a mystery
Netflix Ready or not, we're getting another sequel to "A Christmas Prince" in December. Netflix released the first trailer for "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby" on Wednesday and it will be about more than Queen Amber (Rose McIver) and King Richard (Ben Lamb) welcoming their first child into the world. The pair are set to renew a 600-year-old treaty that goes missing. The bad news? If they don't find it by midnight on Christmas Eve, a curse will be placed on their baby.  "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby" premieres on Netflix on Thursday, December 5, 2019. You can watch the trailer below. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Youtube Embed: // Width: 560px Height: 315pxNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekendThe wild story of how an actress woke up after surgery with a shocking musical talent, and went on to cowrite the best movie song of the yearThe 12 most disappointing movies of 2019, so far
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Fortnite Chapter 2’s first season extended into 2020 as Epic teases a new ‘live experience’
Image: Epic Games In October, Fortnite emerged from a black hole with a new look, a new map, and a new two-month season to earn Battle Pass rewards. Now, that season has been extended all the way until early February 2020, Epic announced in a short blog post today. The company didn’t give much reason for the extension beyond wanting to prepare for “new holiday-themed updates.” Epic’s blog post also teases “new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss.” Maybe that live experience will be this season’s big live event? Or perhaps players will have the chance to take down a new creature like Fortnitemares’ Storm King. Last December, Epic put on the 14 Days of Fortnite event, with daily holiday-themed challenges and... Continue reading…
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Jussie Smollett wants to make Chicago pay for charging him in alleged hate-crime hoax
Smollett’s federal counterclaim was in response to Chicago filing suit against Smollett for $130,000.
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South Carolina drug dealer accused of helping teen kill herself with narcotics he sold her
A South Carolina drug dealer has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for selling narcotics to a depressed teenager — then helping her use them to kill herself, according to prosecutors. Anthony “A.J.” Hunt, 24, sold depressed 19-year-old Rachel Bandman oxycodone as well as other painkillers and anxiety meds despite knowing she...
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Salesforce's Amy Weaver addresses 2019 Reykjavik forum
Amy Weaver, the president of Legal & Corporate Affairs at Salesforce, pledges her commitment to the 2019 Reykjavik Global Forum of Women Leaders.
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Next 'Star Trek' Movie Will Be Written and Directed by Noah Hawley
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and other stars will return for a fourth 'Trek' movie.
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The founder of the B Corp movement celebrated by companies like Danone and Patagonia explains how overcoming cancer taught him a lesson that's made him a better leader
Samantha Lee/Business InsiderCourtesy of Jay Coen Gilbert Jay Coen Gilbert, cofounder and CEO of the nonprofit B Lab, told Business Insider that he became more productive after he learned to slow down. It was a habit he built out of necessity when he fought cancer. Coen Gilbert said that consciously slowing down while working has allowed him to make better decisions and stronger relationships with his team. We named him one of our 100 People Transforming Business earlier this year for the way he kicked off the B Corp and benefit corporation movements that have spread around the world to thousands of companies dedicated to more than just profit, including Danone and Patagonia. The Productivity Project collects the techniques some of our "transformers" use to be efficient and successful. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2016, Jay Coen Gilbert was almost a decade into building the B Corp and benefit corporation movements. As the cofounder of B Lab, he and his team had developed a way of measuring companies' contributions to not just shareholders, but workers, customers, communities, and the environment. Companies like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry's found value in earning their B Corp status and then touting it on their packaging, and there was simultaneously bipartisan support across America for passing legislation that would allow companies to register as "benefit corporations," adding a legal component to the B Corp initiative.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best earbudsBill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.The investor who calls herself a 'human social network' keeps her inbox organized through triaging email as it comes inSEE ALSO: How Harry's co-CEO turned his morning walks into a 'sacred' ritual that's helped him solve some of the grooming company's biggest challenges
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Gordon Sondland: I told Trump that Ukraine president ‘loves your ass’
EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland laughingly told lawmakers during the House impeachment inquiry on Wednesday that he likely did tell President Trump that his Ukrainian counterpart “loves his ass.” State Department staffer David Holmes testified that Sondland made the comment during lunch at a restaurant in Kiev when he was speaking to the president on an...
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Futuristic cast is bath- and ocean-friendly
Kids might actually like wearing this cast. Check out the futuristic sleeve, designed by American startup Cast21, that patients can take into the bath or ocean. Unlike traditional plaster or fiberglass casts, this sci-fi-worthy design doesn’t need a circular saw to remove it.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Grammy nominations 2020: Biggest snubs and surprises
The Grammys nearly forgot Taylor Swift existed with her snubs.
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Jack the Ripper historian says media still disregard murder victims
Hallie Rubenhold, who won the Baillie Gifford prize for her study of the women killed in the Whitechapel murders, attacked the focus on lurid detail The winner of the UK’s most prestigious literary award for non-fiction has hit out at the media, singling out their “appalling” coverage of Anastasia Yeshchenko’s recent murder.Hallie Rubenhold, who won the Baillie Gifford prize for her study of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper, said that today’s media continue to focus on murderers and the gory details of their crimes, disregarding their victims’ lives. “We can see this pattern occurring over and over again,” said Rubenhold. Continue reading...
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I stumbled across the best perk of my United credit card, and I can't figure out why Chase doesn't shout it from the rooftops
Shutterstock / verzellenberg If you have a United card issued by Chase, one of the best perks you can use is expanded access to economy-class saver awards on flights operated by United and United Express carriers. Cardholders need to log in to their United account before searching for flights with their miles. They'll be prompted with the text "Exclusively available to you as a MileagePlus Chase Cardmember." Without this benefit, it can be extremely difficult to redeem miles on United flights for the lowest award levels. Chase card members who have cards like the United Explorer Card or the United Explorer Business Card can take advantage of this perk. Read more personal finance coverage. There are few things that can be more frustrating than trying to redeem your airline miles for an award flight but not finding any workable options. Sure, most airlines claim that you can now use your miles for any flight, but they leave out the fact that you might have to pay at least twice as much as the "saver" rates for the vast majority of them.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:The best cash-back credit cards — updated for 2019The Amex Platinum card offers up to $100 in annual credits at Saks Fifth Avenue, and you can 'stack' other discounts to save more on your holiday shopping6 lesser-known credit card travel benefits that can save you thousands of dollars if things go wrong on a trip
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A 3-year-old died after fall from escalator, mother faces charges
The child fell in September at an airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, and died days later. His mother faces charges of child abuse and neglect.
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CBSN's Elaine Quijano interviews journalist Maria Ressa
Elaine Quijano, anchor of CBSN's "Red and Blue," interviewed award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa on Wednesday at the Reykjavík Global Forum - Women Leaders in Iceland. Watch the full interview.
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How to create a drop-down list in Excel to manage data and prevent mistakes
Shutterstock You can easily create a drop-down list in Excel to limit the values that can be entered in a column. This data validation helps prevent mistakes, such as misspellings.  Drop-down lists are also useful for managing data when multiple people use the same spreadsheet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For data nerds, Excel's drop-down lists are a lovely gift. They keep entries consistent across multiple rows — no misspelled words or names written without capitalization. Drop-down lists are essential if you need to sort your data or create a pivot table.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 move columns in Microsoft Excel to organize your spreadsheet dataHow to hide and unhide rows in Microsoft Excel in 2 different waysHow to remove blank rows in Microsoft Excel to tidy up your spreadsheetSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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Trump's childhood home in New York City isn't selling. Take a look inside the 5-bedroom house that was listed for $2.9 million earlier this year and just failed to sell at auction.
Katie Warren/Business Insider President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York City failed to sell at a November 14 auction, Jennifer Gould Keil reported for The New York Post. The five-bedroom, Tudor-style Queens home was put up for auction after failing to sell for its asking price of $2.9 million earlier this year. The home was most recently sold at auction for $2.14 million in March 2017. Back in August 2017, the home was listed on Airbnb for $725 per night. The home sits on a quiet street in Jamaica Estates, an affluent neighborhood in Queens about a 40-minute drive from Manhattan. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's New York City childhood home, where he lived until he was 4 years old, failed to sell at a November 14 auction, The New York Post reported. The home was previously listed for $2.9 million in February, pulled off the market just 10 days later, and then went to auction house Paramount Realty USA. Misha Haghani, founder of Paramount Realty USA, told Business Insider that the November auction was postponed because the auction house received no acceptable bids. The home has an undisclosed minimum price, meaning the auction house can refuse any offer below that.  Haghani said the auction was delayed to give those interested in crowdfunding the purchase of the home more time to raise money. Some groups want to donate the house to a veteran or immigrant family or create a museum, he said. "We believe that such a crowdfunding process, where Americans (and anyone really) can say what they believe should be done with the property — by voting with their dollars — is more appropriate for a home of this nature, given its intangible value," Haghani told Business Insider. According to the Post, a Los Angeles-based Trump critic started a GoFundMe fundraising page in September to raise $5 million to the house and then tear it down. The page appears to have raised $0.  A new auction date will be announced "when ready," Haghani said. Take a look inside the president's childhood home.Donald Trump's childhood home in New York City failed to sell at a November 14 auction, The New York Post reported. Paramount Realty USA Misha Haghani, founder of Paramount Realty USA, told Business Insider that the November auction was postponed because the auction house received no acceptable bids. The home has an undisclosed minimum price, meaning the auction house can refuse any offer below that.  The house, which was listed for $2.9 million in February 2019 but pulled off the market less than two weeks later, is tucked away on a quiet street in the Queens neighborhood of Jamaica Estates. Katie Warren/Business Insider Source: New York Post, Business Insider Jamaica Estates is an affluent neighborhood about a 40-minute drive from Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan. Google Maps Source: Google Maps See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:'Mary Poppins' author P.L. Travers' home — in one of London's ritziest neighborhoods — just hit the market for over $6 million. Here's a look inside.NYC's richest and most expensive ZIP code has an average income of $879,000 and a median sale price of $3.9 million. I spent an afternoon there — here's a closer look at the trendy area.The 15 most expensive homes sold in the US over the past decade, rankedSEE ALSO: I visited Trump's childhood neighborhood on the outskirts of NYC, and it didn't take long to see why he's called it an 'oasis' NOW READ: Hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin's $238 million NYC apartment shattered the US real estate record — here's a look at his record-setting properties and penthouses
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Flying, nuclear, female-friendly: concept cars the stars in V&A show
Exhibition is museum’s first exploration of the car as a piece of designA 1950s concept car inspired by fighter jets and a contemporary prototype that could fly have gone on display in an exhibition that the V&A acknowledges may alarm some people.The show, opening to the public on Saturday, brings together 15 cars and 250 objects for what is the museum’s first exploration of the car as a piece of design. Continue reading...
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Chinese State Media Runs Facebook Ad With Bill Gates Talking About How Great China Is Doing
Xinhua News, China’s largest state-run news agency, is currently buying ads on Facebook that feature a video of Bill Gates talking about China. The video ad is a fascinating example of the ways in which the Chinese government is using Facebook, which is banned in mainland China, to spread propaganda online while…Read more...
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Kendall Jenner wore a clashing leather jacket and pants with square-toed heels, combining fall's biggest trends
Gotham/GC Images Kendall Jenner is known for making memorable fashion statements, from her glamorous red carpet looks to her street style. On Tuesday night, the model was pictured wearing a green leather jacket over tapered black leather pants, in line with a popular fall trend. Jenner also wore a pair of square-toed black booties, a shoe silhouette that she's worn before. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kendall Jenner stepped out Tuesday night in New York City in an olive-green leather jacket with contrasting black leather pants and a matching black mock-neck top. Jenner also wore a pair of black square-toed booties, a shoe style similar to sandals she's worn before, and a silhouette that has resurfaced lately as a nostalgic nod to the '90s.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:Céline Dion is 2019's queen of celebrity fashion. These were her best looks of the year.Tyra Banks made a statement in a custom $1,500 printed pantsuit with a lace bra and translucent heelsCéline Dion paired a '90s-inspired denim pantsuit with an $860 zebra-print handbag
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T.J. Warren is reclaiming the mid-range in the NBA
The Pacers forward loves mid-range shooting, and doesn’t care what you think. T.J. Warren does not want to talk about his shot selection. To be more specific, don’t ask him why he’s back to primarily attacking from the mid-range after finally embracing the three-point line last season with the Phoenix Suns. To Warren, the subject is tired and trivial. Also: “It’s very annoying,” he mumbled, sitting at his locker before the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. “But it is what it is. I don’t think it’s a big deal. It’s basketball. I take what the defense gives me. If they want to let me shoot a three I’m gonna shoot it. If I can get in a pull up then I’ll shoot that. I mean, it’s not really rocket science to me.” Warren is unconventionally conventional; very few can dine out on the shots he takes, at the volume he takes them, and still be a net-positive presence, but through 14 games that’s what he’s been. Warren is averaging about the same amount of points as he did in 2019, his net rating is positive for the first time in his career, and he hasn’t completely abandoned the three-point line. He’s still launching 3.1 of them per 36 minutes, which is only 1.7 fewer attempts than last year. But it’s still curious to see someone enjoy the most efficient season of their career and then respond by rejecting the clearest reason why. Right now, only 42.5 percent of all Warren’s shots are either threes or at the rim, which, among all players who’ve logged at least 250 minutes this season, is only behind DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Kawhi Leonard. On its face this feels like devolution, the decision to stockpile DVDs one year into a Netflix subscription. The mid-range has value, but in limited doses. Barring a couple rare examples, it’s no longer a primary option for any player who wants to play a lot of minutes. Warren evidently feels like he can be one of them, and it makes sense for him to be sensitive about something that’s so tightly intertwined with his basketball identity. Warren entered the NBA as a master of runners, floaters, and off-the-dribble pick-me-ups that have essentially been outlawed by several teams. An old-school mid-range specialist, this season he’s turned that area of the floor into a warm bath. Of all players who are taking at least six pull-up jumpers per game, only Buddy Hield boasts a higher field goal percentage than Warren’s 48.5 percent. This number is absurd, and a lot higher than anything he’s ever shot before. Also, nobody has attempted more field goals between 8-16 feet — Warren’s money zone. These looks are objectively worse than the spot-up threes he drilled at an impressive clip one year ago, but very few of them grind Indiana’s offense to a halt. Warren doesn’t over dribble and moves well off the ball, always seeking out comfortable sweet spots that fewer and fewer players are even allowed to exploit. His bread and butter comes just above the free-throw line. Warren will either run a pick-and-roll or dribble hand-off that frees him up for a short jumper. If the big drops he’ll shovel the ball into the rim with a delicate touch that can’t/is no longer taught. If there’s a switch, he’ll put it on the deck and operate in space — balanced, smooth, and in total command of what he wants to do. Defenses want these shots, but they also aren’t easy to stop. The Pacers don’t mind them, and so long as Warren replaces the punch that was provided by Bojan Bogdanovic, they’ll accept his points however they come. Stylistically, they never had any qualms about how his skill-set would fit into their offense. Only one team (the San Antonio Spurs) takes less advantage of the three-point line and just a handful favor methodical half-court offense over opportunities in transition more than Indiana. In layman’s terms, this team is big, slow, and proud of it. “I want him to put the ball in the basket, whether that’s shoot threes or shoot twos,” Pacers head coach Nate McMillan said. “There are opportunities for him to do both in our offense, when he’s spreading and when he’s playing with the ball. I think right now he’s playing pretty much like he was a couple years ago in Phoenix, where he’s looking to attack. He’s been known as a mid-range guy, and that’s what he’s doing right now for us. So we want both.” The more bothersome question before the season began was how Warren would work on the defensive end, where Indy’s more appreciable strengths materialize. In Phoenix, Warren had never been part of a good defense, let alone one that solely relied on stops to win. The Suns were also better with him on the bench, but those teams were a total mess in ways that absolve any one player of blame. To date, Indiana is happy with everything it’s seen from Warren’s defense, particularly his effort and focus. He’s combining the size and strength that theoretically makes him valuable with the energy and play-to-play commitment of someone who can actually bolster a solid scheme. Against the Nets, he chased Joe Harris around screens and cut off Spencer Dinwiddie drives. It was the type of individual elbow grease that goes a long way for a team that’s hanging on by a thread, with a tough schedule looming in December. (Indiana has played the easiest schedule in the entire NBA so far, according to ESPN) All seems well at the moment, but unless Warren continues to make over half his mid-range shots — something that Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant would struggle to accomplish for an entire season on so many attempts — some type of adjustment will be necessary. Math is math, and even though Indy won’t force Warren to operate in ways that interrupt his rhythm — “We’re not asking him to shoot eight threes a game,” Pacers general manager Chad Buchanan told me — it would be helpful if a couple tough elbow jumpers eventually turned into open threes. Unless he starts to draw fouls, get his teammates involved (he has one of the 10 worst assist-to-usage ratios in the league), or attack the rim more than he does, this pretty much has to happen. Aside from personal preference, the best explanation for Warren’s reversion isn’t complicated: Last season 99 percent of his minutes came at the four, where his job was to space the floor and shoot when someone passed him the ball. “That’s all I was really able to do,” Warren said. “Catch and shoot.” Now, on a team that’s seized a bygone brand of basketball by playing two traditional big men more often than not, it’s down to 41 percent, per Cleaning the Glass. “I’m back at my regular position,” Warren said. “I’m comfortable.” Time will tell as the season goes along how much that may evolve. The Pacers have been ravaged by injuries. Their opening night starting five has only appeared in one other game all season, and their conservative approach has become a life raft: The nightly goal is to outlive their opponent, not explode past them. When Victor Oladipo and Malcolm Brogdon (who’s assisted 30 of Warren’s baskets, more than every teammate duo except LeBron James to Anthony Davis, and Fred VanVleet to Pascal Siakam) are both on the floor, Warren should find cleaner outside looks, particularly from the corners. If he’s able to space the court, attack closeouts, and benefit from wider driving lanes, imagine how difficult it will be to stop Warren when he’s next to Brogdon, Oladipo, Jeremy Lamb/Doug McDermott, Domantas Sabonis/Myles Turner. Right now he usually finds himself squaring off against the opposing team’s top wing defender, but that won’t happen with Oladipo drawing a majority of the opponent’s attention. Until then, in recasting himself as a relic, Warren has helped Indiana weather a difficult situation by being himself. And outside of his tangible impact on whether they win or lose, it’s enjoyable to see someone stand out from a pool of players that are increasingly homogenous and interchangeable. His effort to go against the grain has blurred the line between stubborn and bold. Bravo. He’s also never shot this well on all the pull ups and push shots that make up most of his diet. Sustaining this hot start for a meaningful stretch — at least until Oladipo gets back — will not be easy. And assuming he sinks into an inevitable slump, Warren will eventually need to embrace a more sensible and efficient shot selection if the Pacers are to become the very best team they can be.
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Ex-WWE Employee Jim Cornette Resigns from NWA After Racist Comment on Broadcast
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Lowe's CEO says e-commerce remains a 'mystery' for the company, and it reveals a stark reality for the home-improvement chain
Fred Prouser/Reuters Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison said that the home improvement retailer has long "underestimated" e-commerce. On the company's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Ellison said that e-commerce sales grew around 3% for the company this past quarter, a "neutral" outcome. Ellison said that most other national retailers are reporting e-commerce growth figures around 20%. The CEO said that Lowe's is committed to building a solid online business "the right way." "We're not there yet but we know how to get there," Ellison said. Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison told analysts that the home-improvement giant is lagging when it comes to e-commerce sales growth, but that he's confident that the company has the tools to build a successful online business in the future. In a quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Ellison explained that in the past quarter, e-commerce growth had an "neutral impact" on the overall business. The CEO said that "dotcom" sales grew by 3% for the quarter, while overall US sales also grew by 3%.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here are some of the weirdest things you can buy from the Alibaba website — China's e-commerce giantSee Also:eBay exec reveals why the company is picking its battles with Amazon and embracing its role as a platform for small business ownersLowe's workers say the home-improvement giant's new scheduling policies are leaving some employees feeling like they're 'walking on eggshells'McDonald's new CEO just sent this 1,000 word memo to help calm down employees after his sudden, turbulent takeoverSEE ALSO: Lowe's jumps after announcing plans to revamp its underperforming Canadian operations READ MORE: Lowe's workers say the home-improvement giant's new scheduling policies are leaving some employees feeling like they're 'walking on eggshells' SEE ALSO: Lowe's is once again stretching its holiday deals beyond Black Friday
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Day 4, Part 4: Adam Schiff and Daniel Goldman question Gordon Sondland
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Daniel Goldman, senior adviser and director of investigations on the committee, questioned U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland on Wednesday, the fourth day of public impeachment hearings.
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Derrick Rose Says Load Management Would Have Helped Extend His Time with Bulls
Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose said his standout years with the Chicago Bulls may have been extended if the "load management" trend started earlier in his career. Rose told K...
Inmate accused of ordering hit on teen girl he allegedly raped
A Utah inmate awaiting trial for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl is now accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill her, according to authorities. Kristoffer Jones, 29, was hit with extra charges for the alleged murder-for-hire plot while in jail in Hurricane awaiting trial on four counts of rape and one count of...
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How much money Americans are wasting on uneaten food going bad
The average American believes they spend $82 each week on food and drink, but nearly $16 of this will end up being thrown away after going out of date.
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