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Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Mohammed bin Salman 'global pressure' will force Trump to deal with Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance if the Saudis don't step up  

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly delivered a stern warning to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday, urging him to "own" the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen publicly since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. An unnamed source familiar with his meeting told CNN that Pompeo told bin Salman "every fact is going to get out," and floated the possibility that "his future as king" woul

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2018-10-18 03:06:16



10 things in tech you need to know today  

Getty Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook has "tentatively" concluded that spammers, not foreign agents, are to blame for the biggest hack in its history. Anonymous sources told the Wall Street Journal that the company does not believe a nation-state was involved. An Amazon staffer says over 450 employees wrote to Jeff Bezos demanding Amazon stop selling facial-recognition software to police. An anonymous Amazon employee demanded in an op-ed article

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2018-10-18 02:57:12



The 10 most important things in the world right now  

Reuters / Leah Millis Hello! Here's what's happening on Thursday. 1. A top US Senate Democrat slammed Trump's response to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's alleged killing. Sen. Chris Murphy said President Donald Trump has made the US look "weaker" than ever by kowtowing to Saudis.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Everything we know about Samsung's foldable phoneSee Also:The 10 most important things in the world right nowThe 10 most important things in the world right n...

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2018-10-18 02:15:16



Saudi Arabia paid the US $100 million on the same day Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to discuss Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance  

Leah Millis/Pool via AP The US received a payment of $100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders on the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. US officials denied that the payment had anything to do with Pompeo's visit or Khashoggi, though a source told The New York Times that the timing of the deposit "was no coincidence." Khashoggi, a longtime Saudi critic, has not been seen publicly s

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2018-10-18 00:48:17



The Secret Service is defending an agent who physically prevented a journalist from questioning Jared Kushner  

The Secret Service said that one of its agents who was captured on video Tuesday physically blocking a reporter from questioning White House senior adviser Jared Kushner was acting in "response to an abrupt movement from an unknown individual." CBS reporter Errol Barnett told CNN on Wednesday that he was trying to ask Kushner about the mysterious disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi when the Secret Service agent covered Barnett's phone and prevented him from speaking to Ku

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2018-10-17 23:25:19



Kobe Bryant says he's 'disappointed' to be removed from animated-film festival panel over 2003 sexual-assault allegations  

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been asked to step down from a judges' panel for an animated film festival set to begin in Los Angeles this weekend. An online petition that called for Bryant's ouster from the panel cited a sexual-assault allegation he faced in 2003. The charges in that case were dropped after Bryant's accuser decided not to testify. Bryant was the target of similar criticism after he won an Academy Award earlier this year for the animated short

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2018-10-17 21:47:47



Facebook has 'tentatively' concluded that spammers, not foreign agents, are to blame for the biggest hack in its history (FB)  

Facebook has "tentatively" concluded that spammers pretending to be a digital marketing firm are responsible for the biggest hack in the company's history, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Anonymous sources told the WSJ that the company does not believe a nation-state was involved.  The hacker stole personal information of 29 million Facebook users. Facebook believes that spammers, and not a nation-state, are responsible for a devastating recent hack that st

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2018-10-17 20:47:34



In final Washington Post editorial, Jamal Khashoggi contemplated a 'freedom he apparently gave his life for'  

Middle East Monitor via Reuters An op-ed Jamal Khashoggi filed right before he went missing earlier this month was published online by The Washington Post on Wednesday evening. In the column, the Saudi journalist discussed the need for a free press in the Middle East. "Arab governments have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate," Khashoggi wrote. His Washington Post editor said his final article is a testament to his commitment to a "freedom he apparent

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2018-10-17 20:45:49



White House counsel Don McGahn is out  

Drew Angerer/Getty Images White House counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the situation said to Business Insider. President Donald Trump floated the idea of replacing McGahn with attorney Pat Cipollone, a Justice Department veteran, earlier this week. McGahn's departure adds to a long list of exits from the Trump administration. The turnover has already broken records fewer than two years into Trump's first term. White House counsel D

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2018-10-17 20:03:39



These lesser-known programming languages are exploding in popularity, according to the 'Facebook for programmers' (MSFT)  

WOCinTech Chat Flickr In the cutting-edge world of Silicon Valley, not only do developers have to learn the most popular programming languages, they also have to keep up with new ones. GitHub, which hosts open-source software projects to which users can browse and contribute, has been tracking programming trends on their site each year. In their annual Octoverse report, GitHub reveals what the fastest growing languages are, as well as the most popular languages overall. The company is s

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2018-10-17 20:00:00



The New York Attorney General is investigating MoviePass' owner for allegedly misleading investors (HMNY)  

Getty / Dave Kotinsky / Stringer The New York Attorney General has launched an investigation into the parent company of MoviePass for allegedly misleading investors, according to CNBC. Helios and Matheson has faced criticism from investors in recent months as several assurances from management have unraveled and the company has diluted their stakes by selling millions of new shares to the public. Many Helios and Matheson shareholders have seen the value of their stakes dwindle by over

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2018-10-17 19:40:00



Health officials warn that a rare polio-like disease affecting children continues to spread, growing to a suspected 127 cases in 22 states  

WSB-TV Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like illness affecting mostly young children, is spreading across the US. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday the number of confirmed and suspected cases has spiked in the last month, with now up to 127 cases in 22 states. AFM affects the nervous system, causing paralysis that can lead to potentially deadly respiratory failure. The outbreak of a polio-like disease called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) keeps growing, and medical e

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2018-10-17 11:32:12



Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared an umbrella in the rain, and the photos will melt your heart  

Ian Vogler/Pool via AP Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engaged in some PDA on the second day of their ongoing royal tour. On Wednesday, the duke and duchess attended a community picnic at Victoria Park in Dubbo, Australia. The ever-affectionate pair were photographed holding each other while sharing an umbrella in the rain. Markle also held an umbrella for her husband as he spoke to the public. During his speech, Harry talked openly about mental health and his own experiences with see

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2018-10-17 11:32:00



These banks have the most in-demand mobile features in the US  

Business Insider Intelligence The US banks offering the most desirable mobile features in 2018 are Citibank, Wells Fargo, USAA, NFCU, and Bank of America, according to Business Insider Intelligence's second annual Mobile Banking Competitive Edge study. Mobile banking has become a critical factor people consider when choosing a bank. In fact, 61% of respondents to our survey said they would change banks if theirs had a poor mobile banking experience.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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2018-10-17 11:32:00



23 matching holiday pajama sets for the whole family  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. I don't know exactly where or how it began, but wearing matching pajamas with your family during the holidays is definitely a thing. Maybe it's the cold weather that begs for cozy flannels. Maybe it's the opportunity for hilarious photo ops — looking at you, Instagram. It could be the ample amount of time sp

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2018-10-17 11:29:00



Lockheed engineers will determine the fate of the F-22s ravaged by Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Base  

US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert The F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets left behind at Tyndall Air Base, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael's rampage across Florida, will be inspected by Lockheed Martin structural engineers. Tyndall Air Base serves as a critical training and maintenance ground for about 50 F-22s, or nearly a third of all of the ultra-capable, ultra-expensive air superiority jets.  Initial reports indicated as many as 17 of the stealth jets, w

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2018-10-17 11:24:49



'The Conners' premiere fell well short of 'Roseanne' in ratings, but it's still a hit for ABC  

ABC ABC's "Roseanne" spin-off, "The Conners," debuted on Tuesday to 10.5 million viewers. That's not as high as the "Roseanne" premiere earlier this year, but on par with industry predictions. "If we can capture even half of 'Roseanne's' audience from last year, we'll be the number one new show for the season," ABC exec Andy Kubitz told Vulture.   "The Conners," ABC's spin-off of "Roseanne," premiered Tuesday without Roseanne Barr. While the numbers don't match those of the "Rosean

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2018-10-17 11:24:24



7 positive lessons you learn when you leave a toxic, abusive relationship behind  

Rakicevic Nenad / Unsplash Breaking up is hard. Breaking up with someone who has abused you is even harder. You will feel confused and traumatised for some time. It's not all terrible though — distance will make you realise you're stronger. Trauma doesn't stay with you forever, and there are actually several positives from what you went through — even if you're still hurting. A common misconception about moving on from an abusive relationship is that the trauma stays with y

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2018-10-17 11:24:00



The 11 best new fall TV shows, according to critics  

ABC This fall TV season already has a few standout shows that are good now, and have the potential to get into a great groove. So they're worth investing in now before you have dozens of episodes to catch up on. ABC's spin-off of "Roseanne" premiered this week with rave reviews from critics, who say that without Roseanne Barr's presence, the show focuses on its stellar supporting cast and is even more reminiscent of the original series that people loved.  While the ne

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2018-10-17 11:21:36



US Special Operations Command wants 'reverse engineered' foreign weapons, and it's raising a stink in Russia  

Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Kalashnikov Concern — the Russian firm renowned for designing the AK-47 assault rifle — was caught off guard by US Special Operations Command’s desire to “reverse engineer” and “domestically produce” Russian-styled weapons. In statements through state-controlled media, Russian leaders and industry officials warned the US military not to copy its coveted weapon designs.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: H

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2018-10-17 11:19:42



The Mega Millions jackpot is at a record-high $868 million — here's which states spend the most buying lottery tickets  

Kena Betancur/Getty Images The Mega Millions jackpot is at a record-high $868 million, and Americans love to play the lottery. People living on the East Coast tend to spend more on lottery tickets, on average. Those living in Massachusetts spend the most on lottery tickets, on average. The Mega Millions jackpot is at a record-high $868 million, and Americans love to play the lottery. But people living in some states spend way more than those in others.See the rest of the story at Busi

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2018-10-17 11:19:00



20 lottery winners who lost every penny  

YouTube/ABC The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record high $868 million after nobody won on Tuesday. While it may be tempting, buying a lottery ticket is almost certainly not worth it. History has shown us countless examples of lottery winners whose lives took a turn for the worse after hitting the jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot reached a record-high $868 million after nobody won Tuesday's drawing. The announcement gives hope to lottery players across the country who

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2018-10-17 11:18:00



Victoria and David Beckham just celebrated 19 years together — here's a complete timeline of their relationship  

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Designer and former Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham and soccer star David Beckham have been married for over 19 years and have four children.  As recently as September, Victoria addressed her marriage to David amid divorce rumors. "We both realize that we are stronger together than we are as individuals," she said. "Would either of us be in the position that we are in now had we not met and been together all those years ago? It's all about the family unit.

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2018-10-17 11:17:09



The combined jackpots for the next Powerball and Mega Millions are over $1 billion — here are 8 over-the-top things you could buy if you won  

Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record high of $848 million. That's life-changing cash. Just for fun, check out some of the over-the-top luxuries a winner, or winners, could afford. Life could change for one — or even a few — lucky people in a matter of moments. As of Wednesday morning, the Mega Millions jackpot climbed to an estimated $848 million — its highest jackpot ever. The Powerball jackpot reached $345 million. Combined, the

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2018-10-17 11:16:00



These are the 10 coolest new cars for under $20,000  

Mazda Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com came up with a list of the 10 coolest cars for under $20,000. The list features cars and crossovers from Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Subaru, Jeep, and Volkswagen. The vehicles on the KBB list stand out for a variety of reasons including styling, technology, versatility, and safety. It's getting harder and harder to find a cheap and cheerful new car these days. Even though cars are getting better by the day, they're also getting more expensive

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2018-10-17 11:12:00



The US Army hopes to devastate enemies at great distances with a new rocket-assisted artillery round  

REUTERS/Nikola Solic With an eye on rivals like China and Russia, the US Army is looking to enhance its long-range precision fire capabilities. While long-term goals involve the development of a long-range strategic cannon that can fire on targets over 1,000 miles away, the short-term aim is to double the range of the current 155 mm cannons to 70 kilometers. The key to achieving this range is a new rocket-assisted projectile. Army artillery experts are inching closer to the service's sho

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2018-10-17 11:08:08



Burger King is serving a 'nightmare' burger for Halloween, made with beef, bacon, and melted cheese in a green bun  

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar Burger King will serve a special-edition sandwich for Halloween dubbed the "Nightmare King." The sandwich is made with a green sesame seed bun, along with a beef patty, chicken fillet, cheese, bacon, mayonnaise, and onions. The Nightmare King will be available at select Burger King locations for a limited time beginning October 22. You can also order the burger with free Postmates delivery through November 1. Known for its unconventional promotions, Burger K

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2018-10-17 11:08:00



Trump says 'ISIS is defeated' — the Pentagon says not quite  

REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal President Donald Trump said in an interview on Tuesday that ISIS had been defeated. He's made similar statements before, but military officials have been more circumspect. While ISIS has lost the territory it once controlled, the group remains a potent terror threat that can strike globally. President Donald Trump told the Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday that ISIS, the terrorist group that swept over Iraq and Syria in 2014, has been defeate

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2018-10-17 11:05:17



7 tips for keeping your passport safe when you travel  

Wikipedia Commons Losing your passport, having it stolen, or damaging it to the extent it isn’t usable while traveling can be a terrifying experience — especially if you’re far from a consulate that can help you get back home without an anxiety-inducing affair. Since prevention is key, we put together a list of steps you can take to ensure that your passport remains safely stowed away for the duration of your trip to the best of your ability.Pay attention to what's happeni...

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2018-10-17 11:03:56



Jada Pinkett Smith explains why she and Will Smith don't say they're married anymore  

Larry Busacca/Getty Images Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about why she and Will Smith don't refer to themselves as "married." Pinkett Smith told People that not using that label helped to eliminate the expectations that she had of what a marriage should be. "We have all these expectations," she said. "'Oh, this is what a husband is. This is what a wife is.' I started dissolving all the ideas and expectations and labels." Previously, Smith said that he and Pinkett Smith refer to themselves

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2018-10-17 11:03:15



Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150  

AP Photo/Anis Belghoul There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince.   After the US threatened sanctions against Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich country seemed to hint at its ability to hit back through the energy market.  Analysts see a 1973-style embargo as unlikely, but warn oil prices could hit triple-digits if tensions escalate. Saudi Arabia has pushed back against the ove

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2018-10-16 19:28:00



Trump says he's not to blame if Republicans lose the House after the midterm elections  

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Donald Trump said that he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House after the midterm elections. Trump said he believes he is "helping" Republican candidates as he campaigns ahead of crucial midterm elections next month. Trump also resisted comparisons to President Barack Obama, who took responsibility for the Democrats' defeat in 2010 by acknowledging that his party got "shellacked." Trump alleged that his longtime personal attorney, Michae

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2018-10-16 19:12:22



'Guilty until proven innocent': Trump compares global pushback against Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings  

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst US President Donald Trump compared mounting criticism over Saudi Arabia's handling of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. Of the pushback against Saudi Arabia, Trump told the Associated Press: "Here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven innocent. I don’t like that." Trump said he hopes the Saudis’ own i

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2018-10-16 19:10:44



7 sounds your cat makes and what they mean  

Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images From chirps to meows to purrs, cats make an amazing range of noises.   For the most part, cats meow or growl as a way to communicate with other animals or humans. Whether there's a bird outside the window or a lack of food in the bowl, a cat will probably have something to say about it. On the other hand, cats make certain sounds for self-soothing purposes, or to provide comfort for other cats or humans. There's a whole range of reasons why cats purr or

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2018-10-16 18:55:57



'This is what happens when you elect a moron to the presidency': Michael Avenatti claps back at Trump's 'Horseface' tweet toward Stormy Daniels  

Mary Altaffer/AP Attorney Michael Avenatti fired a warning shot in response to President Donald Trump's tweets in which he called Avenatti's client, adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, "Horseface." "I'm a father to two daughters ... how do you tell your kids to look up to the president of the United States when he behaves in this manner?," Avenatti said. "It's an absolute joke." Avenatti, who has hinted at a 2020 presidential run, also took a jab at what he believed to be "wishy-washy" tacti

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2018-10-16 18:55:09



10 celebrities you didn't know are also DJs  

Andrew Toth/Getty Images for lululemon It's not uncommon for a celebrity to have an interesting hobby or talent that totally ups their cool factor and makes you admire them even more. David Arquette can knit like a pro and Susan Sarandon is tough to beat in a ping pong match. But a growing number of celebrities have taken their cool factor through the roof, and are behind the turntables as DJs when they're not in front of the camera. Despite the demands of their day jobs, these celebrities ha

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2018-10-16 18:36:05



Everything we know about the sequel to 'Black Panther'  

Disney He may have been decimated by Thanos at the end of "Avengers: Infinity War," but King T'Challa will live to see another day. "Black Panther" shattered box office records following its February 2018 release, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide and $700 million domestically. For Marvel Studios, that's enough to warrant a sequel. The film follows the life of the titular character Black Panther, also known as King T'Challa, as he grapples with the responsibility of leading his technology-advan

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2018-10-16 18:20:46



The legendary Stinger missile is getting an upgrade that will make it more lethal  

US Army The Stinger missile is America's premier short-range air defense weapon, featuring in-flight guidance and an almost 7-pound warhead that sends shrapnel ripping through planes, helicopters, and pretty much anything else flying low. It can even be shot against ground vehicles when necessary. Recently, the missile's manufacturer has created a new proximity fuse for the weapon — and it just passed qualification testing with flying colors.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderN

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2018-10-16 18:20:23



Meghan Markle may have changed her hair to distract people from her pregnancy, and she could have learned the trick from Kate Middleton  

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Now that Meghan Markle has announced she's expecting her first child, people have been trying to figure out if she hinted at her pregnancy before the announcement. It seems that Markle could have used a new hairstyle before her announcement to distract the public from noticing her stomach.  Her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, may have also used this trick with two of her pregnancies. Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been open about their desire

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2018-10-16 18:17:06



Here are the deadlines in every state to vote absentee in the 2018 midterm elections  

Mario Tama/Getty The 2018 midterm elections are just three weeks away, but if you won't be able to vote in person, there's still time to request and send in your absentee ballot if you're registered to vote in the US. Most military service members, US citizens living overseas, people who will be away from their polling place on election, or those who cannot vote in person due to religious conflicts or disability are eligible to vote absentee, but be sure to check your state's requirements fi

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2018-10-16 18:12:40



10 things you never knew about 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'  

Getty Images After much anticipation, the premiere of Netflix's "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is nearly upon us. Naturally, the "Sabrina" reboot is bringing up old memories of the '90s sitcom "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."  In honor of the new show, join us on a magical journey down memory lane as we relive the adventures of the OG TV Sabrina and learn interesting tidbits along the way.The show is based of the Archie Comic of the same name. AP Sticking to the plot of the comic

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2018-10-16 18:11:02



Year & Day is the dinnerware startup you've seen all over Instagram — here's why its gorgeous tableware has already sold out 4 times  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Year & Day/Facebook Year & Day is the online dinnerware company whose simple and elegant table settings have already captivated homeowners and hosts during its barely year-old operation.  The ceramic, semi-matte plates and bowls, stainless steel flatware, and Italian glassware are high-quality, durable, and beaut

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2018-10-16 18:10:00



The biggest things Americans get wrong about Italian food, according to a chef  

denio109/Elena Veselova/Shutterstock Not all Italian food served in America is authentic. We spoke to Ali LaRaia, the co-founder of an Italian restaurant in NYC to hear what Americans get wrong about Italian cuisine. In Italy, food isn't drenched in cheese and sauce. Portions are more moderate in Italy. In Italy, meatballs are not served on spaghetti, but more commonly served as a separate dish. Cease your search for a bathtub overflowing with fettuccine alfredo or even a massive

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2018-10-16 18:10:00



The 25 best countries in the world to be an entrepreneur starting a company  

Ted S. Warren/AP The World Economic Forum ranked each country according to its business environment and innovation. The United States took the No. 1 spot. The ranking considered the cost and speed of starting a business in each country, as well as attitudes toward risk, and the willingness of companies to embrace disruptive ideas. If you're looking for the best place to build a business, you may not have to look far. The United States was ranked No. 1 in "business dynamism" in the World

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2018-10-16 18:08:00



New USA Gymnastics interim president resigns after being called out by Simone Biles for anti-Nike tweet  

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Interim president of USA Gymnastics Mary Bono resigned on Tuesday after just five days on the job. Bono's resignation came after getting called out by two of the most prominent members of USA Gymnastics, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. Bono was criticized for her anti-Nike tweet as well as her association with a firm that helped to cover-up Larry Nassar's allegations. Interim president of USA Gymnastics Mary Bono resigned on Tuesday after just five days on the job

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2018-10-16 18:02:27



25 countries where people learn fast, think on their feet, and accomplish a lot at work, ranked  

Julie Jacobson/AP Images What determines the skill level of a particular country's workforce? The World Economic Forum's 2018 global the labor forces of different countries based on skills. According to the World Economic Forum's report, education is a key part of producing and maintaining a highly skilled workforce.  Which country boasts the most highly skilled workers?  Well, according to the World Economic Forum's 2018 global competiti

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2018-10-16 18:02:00



The Stories Slide Deck: How Stories stack up across social platforms (FB, SNAP)  

In the last few years, there’s been a major shift as to how consumers interact with social media. Rather than posting content that lives on the platform in perpetuity, users are now posting and viewing more “Stories,” video or images that live for only 24 hours.Business Insider Intelligence Many platforms have introduced some form of Stories format — whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or WhatsApp. Snapchat was the company to introduce it to the world, but Insta

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2018-10-16 18:01:00



The 16 healthiest countries in the world  

Joe Raedle/Getty Images The United States lags far behind the 10 healthiest countries in the world. Each year, the World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness Report on the state of the world's economies. The WEF compares countries based on analyses of 12 factors, including infrastructure, innovations, and financial systems.  One of the factors the WEF considers in its assessment of a country's human capital is how healthy citizens are. To measure this, nations are compared

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2018-10-16 18:00:00



Six Flags paid 6 people $300 to lie down in a coffin for 30 hours — here's what it was like  

Olivia Crabtree Six people won the 30-hour coffin challenge hosted by Six Flags. Three of them told INSIDER it was hard, but worth it. Participants said the most difficult parts were making it to the bathroom and back in just six minutes, and trying to sleep with onlookers crowded around. They got to keep their coffins at the end, but one contestant sold it to another. In September, the Six Flags of St. Louis, Missouri, offered people the opportunity of a lifetime: Lie down in one of ou

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2018-10-16 17:59:10



Jamal Khashoggi's family says they are 'sadly and anxiously' awaiting official word on the fate of the Saudi journalist who disappeared 2 weeks ago  

CCTV/Hurriyet via AP The family of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said they are "sadly and anxiously" waiting on official news about what happened to him. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, over two weeks ago Turkey alleges Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by Saudi operatives at the consulate The family of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who hasn't been seen since walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, said M

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2018-10-16 02:58:52



10 things in tech you need to know today  

Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has died at 65 after a battle with cancer. A childhood friend of Bill Gates, it was actually Allen who came up with the name "Micro-Soft."  Jeff Bezos said that today's internet is a "confirmation bias machine" that could help autocratic regimes. The Amazon CEO weighed in on the current state of social media at the Wired 25 conference on Monday. Fa

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2018-10-16 02:56:10



The 10 most important things in the world right now  

Steve Dykes / Getty Images Hello! Here's what's happening on Tuesday. 1. Saudi Arabia's King Salman "flatly denied" any involvement in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. President Trump also suggested that "rogue killers" may be responsible.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What activated charcoal actually does to your bodySee Also:The 10 most important things in the world right nowThe 10 most important things in the world right nowThe 10 most important thin

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2018-10-16 02:48:33



Leaders in Silicon Valley, entertainment, and professional sports are remembering Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, who died after a battle with cancer at 65  

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft and billionaire philanthropist, died Monday afternoon after battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The 65-year-old Seattle native is best-known for having launched Microsoft with Bill Gates, but he also operated the venture-capital firm Vulcan Ventures, and staked his claim on sports franchises as the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers. Allen previously overcame a bout of Hodgkin's lymphoma in the 1980s, but he was

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2018-10-16 02:26:39



Even if Saudi Arabia is behind Jamal Khashoggi's murder, experts say sanctions against Riyadh could backfire  

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Saudi Arabia is reportedly preparing to admit that Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and prominent Saudi critic who disappeared on October 2, was killed as a result of a botched interrogation effort. The move would mark a shifting response from the Royal Court, which previously asserted — without proof — that Khashoggi had left the Saudi Consulate. Depending on the facts that emerge, any negative action Saudi Arabia may have taken could trigger

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2018-10-16 01:56:43



Australia says it's open to moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem — and it could affect the country's trade deals  

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images Indonesia may be considering killing off a trade deal with Australia after it raised the idea of moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Morrison told reporters he on moving Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The statement provoked Indonesia, has the largest Muslim population in the world, no formal diplomatic ties with Israel, and strongly supports

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2018-10-16 01:53:47



Google CEO Sundar Pichai says employee protests against the company's work with US military had little impact on management: 'We don't run the company by referendum' (GOOG, GOOGL)  

At a tech gathering in San Francisco on Monday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai remarked on an internal protest that rattled the company earlier this year. The protest stemmed from opposition over the company's work on a military project. Pichai downplayed the influence those demonstrations had on management decisions. He also said Google will work with the US armed forces in the future and "greatly respects what they do to protect our country." Thousands of Google employees participated in

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2018-10-16 00:50:55



Trump is already swimming in cash for his 2020 reelection campaign  

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump has raised at least $106 million for his reelection campaign since the start of his presidency in January 2017. In just this past quarter, Trump has pulled down more than $18 million. Trump's campaign may have raised more money, but it has also spent more than twice as much in the last three months. President Donald Trump raised over $100 million for his 2020 reelection campaign, an amount from the likes of which no US president since Ronald

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2018-10-16 00:12:21



How digital media companies are recreating content bundles to overcome fragmentation and grow subscribers  

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider Intelligence As streaming becomes an increasingly mainstream behavior among consumers, the video industry has produced new combinations of streaming video programming services to prepare for the progressive overhaul in how media is distributed.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Snap's scripted TV shows should excite brandsAmazon is winning

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2018-10-16 00:01:00



Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers score 10 points in final 2 minutes for miraculous Monday night comeback  

Dylan Buell/Getty Images Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers pulled off yet another two-minute comeback on Monday night to beat the San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers and company would put up 10 points in the final two minutes of the game to take a 33-30 win into the bye week. Kicker Mason Crosby shook off a brutal outing last Sunday to send the game-winning kick through the uprights as time expired. Aaron Rodgers did it again. Down a touchdown with just two minutes remaining against the

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2018-10-15 23:56:37



New York went an entire weekend without a shooting or homicide for the first time in 25 years  

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer New York City had its first weekend without a shooting or a homicide in 25 years, the New York Police Department said on Monday. The last Friday-Saturday-Sunday time period during which no shootings occurred across all five of New York City's Burroughs happened in 1993. New York City had its first weekend without a shooting or a homicide in 25 years, the New York Police Department announced Monday.  "We went Friday, Saturday, Sunday without any shootings a

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2018-10-15 23:27:34



Extreme weather could trigger a global beer shortage that causes prices to skyrocket worldwide  

Shutterstock Researchers have uncovered a link between severe weather conditions, such as extreme drought or heat, and the global consumption of beer. Rising global temperatures could hinder the production of barley — the main ingredient in beer. Without enough supply to meet demand, the world could face a 16% decline in global beer consumption, with beer prices skyrocketing across nations. Rising global temperatures affect not only our safety but what we eat and drink as well. In

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2018-10-15 22:51:00



Jeff Sessions just named these 5 groups as the top transnational organized-crime threats to the US  

REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new transnational organized-crime task force on Monday. It's part of the Trump administration's crackdown on crime that has been one of its priorities since President Donald Trump took office. The Justice Department, following Trump's lead, has intensified its efforts against the transnational gang MS-13, which started in the US and is now based in Central America. Sessions designated the group a priority for the department's O

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2018-10-15 21:52:09



Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on his Twitter beef with Jack Dorsey: You're either 'for the homeless' or 'you're for yourself' (CRM, TWTR)  

tk On Monday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff admonished San Francisco business leaders who are unwilling to give to aid the city's homeless. Just last week, Benioff sparred on social media with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over Proposition C, a measure to be voted on in the upcoming San Francisco election that would raise a certain tax on large companies to help the city deal with its homelessness problem. "You’re either for the homeless and for the kids and for the hospitals, or you’re

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2018-10-15 21:15:36



Trump scores a 'total victory' after federal judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' lawsuit and orders her to pay his legal fees  

Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump's attorneys scored a victory in court when a federal judge dismissed adult-film actress Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump. Daniels was also ordered to pay Trump's legal fees. Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006, sued him in April after he disputed her claim that she was being threatened by a unidentified man in 2011 as "a total con job." The unidentified man allegedly warned her not to publicize her purporte

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2018-10-15 21:11:45



Here's how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal baby will fit into the family tree  

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Meghan Markle is pregnant, Kensington Palace announced on Monday, and will give birth next year. Here is how her baby with Prince Harry will fit into the royal family. Meghan Markle is pregnant and due to give birth in spring 2019, Kensington Palace announced on Monday. The royal baby will be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first child, and a great-grandchild to Queen Elizabeth II.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 3 compelling reasons why

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2018-10-15 11:32:48



Dolphins head coach Adam Gase went on a bizarre rant after Ryan Tannehill came down with a mysterious, sudden injury and could not play  

AP Photo/Steven Senne Brock Osweiler had to jump into the starting role on short notice after Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was a late scratch due to a shoulder injury. Osweiler played one of the best games of his career, leading the Dolphins to an overtime victory over the Chicago Bears. After the game, head coach Adam Gase became irritated and defensive when reporters asked him about Tannehill's injury. In a surprise move on Sunday, Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan

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2018-10-15 11:30:08



The number of Google Assistant-enabled devices has exploded in 2018  

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "Apps and Platforms Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Business Insider IntelligenceThe number of Assistant-enabled devices available to consumers worldwide has exploded in 2018, jumping 567% from 1,500 in January to 10,000 in week. That number also represents 100% growth in Assistant-enabled devices sin

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2018-10-15 11:28:53



Apple has reportedly bought a music startup that says it can find 'the next Justin Bieber' — and it may give Apple Music an edge against Spotify (AAPL)  

Apple has bought music analytics firm Asaii for under $100 million, Axios reports. Apple declined to comment or confirm the Axios report. Asaii's website says it can "find the next Justin Bieber, before anyone else." Apple is investing in companies with unique music data to improve its Apple Music product, which has fewer subscribers than Spotify.  Apple has bought a music analytics firm, Asaii, for under $100 million, Axios reported on Sunday. Axios notes that the company's co

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2018-10-15 11:26:52



Stephen Hawking warned of future 'superhumans' threatening the end of humanity  

Cancan Chu/Getty Images The posthumous writings of Stephen Hawking warn of 'superhumans' threatening the end of humanity. The world-famous physicist argued that gene-editing technologies could lead to genetic augmentation. Hawking warned that this genetic augmentation could create a race of 'superhumans' — causing natural humans to die out or become unimportant. It's been several months since the late Stephen Hawking passed away, but posthumous writings by the g

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2018-10-15 11:24:23



11 of the best pop culture podcasts you need to listen to  

Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesWith the recent explosion of podcasts, it seems like there's something out there for everyone, whether you're interested in true crime or want to learn more about science or the world's religions. But sometimes, you just want to hear more from your favorite celebrities, and if that's what you're into, there are a lot of options out there. Tons of stars have their own podcasts now, where they interview their famous friends, tell behind-the-scenes stories about the

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2018-10-15 11:22:35



Gap is coming straight for Lululemon with $100 workout pants for men (GPS)  

Courtesy of Gap Gap has launched a new men's athletic wear brand called Hill City, which has an average price point of $80. The company is doubling down on athletic wear to boost sales as it continues to be a bright spot in the apparel industry.  Lululemon is also focusing on men's clothing.  Gap is doubling down on athleisure to boost sales.  On Monday, the retail giant launched Hill City, its new men's clothing brand that is sold online and at 50 Athleta stores.&nb

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2018-10-15 11:22:00



These are the deadly US weapons Taiwan really wants to counter China  

F-35 Joint Program Office As China puts increased pressure on Taiwan, the self-ruled island is pursuing greater defensive capabilities. At the top of the US weapons wish list are submarine technology, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, and the M1A2 Abrams tank. A senior official Pentagon official’s comments last week that the United States is moving towards a “more normal foreign military sales relationship” with Taiwan could signal that the self-ruled island wi

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2018-10-15 11:19:00



Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson reportedly split and no one is surprised  

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Huffington Post and Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called off their engagement and split, according to TMZ and People.  After the news of the reported breakup spread on Sunday, fans took to social media to share their reactions.  Twitter users were not surprised at all, pointing to the fact that the pair weren't together for very long.    Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have reportedly split after a

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2018-10-15 11:18:00



Top 11 waiver-wire pickups for Week 7 in your fantasy football league  

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky With six weeks of football now in the books, we have reached the point of the fantasy football season where roster depth becomes a huge factor. For the next five weeks of the NFL season, at least four teams will be on bye. If your fantasy football roster is likely to be down a player, or two, or three, you'll likely have to make some tough choices with regard to which boom-or-bust receiver to slot in or which backup quarterback you trust to get the job done. If you're at

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2018-10-15 11:17:07



Sen. David Perdue was filmed reportedly taking a cellphone from a college student who was questioning him about voter suppression in Georgia  

AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File Republican Sen. David Perdue was filmed apparently taking a cellphone from a college student at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Saturday.  Perdue was on campus to endorse Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp for governor.  Georgia Tech's Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter uploaded video of the incident. Republican Sen. David Perdue was filmed apparently taking a cellphone from a college student who was questioning him ab

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2018-10-15 11:14:41



Sears' clearance sales will be full of steep discounts, but one key uncertainty could keep shoppers from biting (SHLD)  

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Sears has filed for bankruptcy and said it is closing 142 stores before the end of the year.  GlobalData Retail's Neil Saunders says it is wise for these stores to stay open for the holiday shopping season in order to clear out inventory, but he warns that customers may be turned off of the deals because of the uncertainty around warranties.  Sears has long been a top seller of appliances in the United States, and many of those items come with warranties.

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2018-10-15 11:13:51



Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck met 18 years ago — here's a complete timeline of their relationship  

Danny Moloshok/Reuters Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were married for 10 years and had three children before eventually filing for divorce in 2017. From the moment they met in 2000 to their official divorce in 2018, below is a complete timeline of the duo's relationship. Summer 2000: Affleck and Garner met on the set of "Pearl Harbor." Touchstone Pictures In the summer of 2000, Affleck and Garner met while filming the movie "Pearl Harbor."  Summer 2002: Affleck and Garner were r

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2018-10-15 11:11:35



Goldman Sachs cuts Netflix ahead of its earnings report (NFLX)  

Getty Images Goldman Sachs has cut its Netflix price target to $430 from $470, saying it expects lowered guidance from the company when it reports earnings on Tuesday. The bank says content spending is expected to pick up in the fourth quarter, which could lead to lower guidance from the company. Still, Goldman's analyst Heath Terry remains markedly bullish, and is well above Wall Street's average $380 target. Follow Netflix's stock price in real-time here.  Netflix has been one of

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2018-10-15 11:08:02



The 10 best business and leadership books of 2018 so far, according to readers  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Thousands of books about business and leadership are published every year, and while we wish we could read them all, we just don't have the time.  When you want to ensure that you're about to read useful and enlightening content, Goodreads — the community for sharing what you're currently reading and discovering what

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2018-10-15 11:08:00



Video shows hilarious moment cops lured an escaped pig back to its pen with a bag of Doritos  

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department/Facebook San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies helped corral a pig that escaped from its pen on Saturday in the town of Highland, California. Officer Shelly Ponce packed some Doritos for her lunch, and used the chips to lure the pig back to its home. "We were able to put him back in and secure the gate. It was fun!" Ponce said in a press release. It seems even pigs like to pig out on Doritos. Over the weekend, cops lured an escaped pig back

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2018-10-15 11:05:52



Tapping could become the new swiping on Instagram  

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. BI Intelligence Tapping through posts could soon become the new swiping, at least on Instagram's Explore tab feed, TechCrunch reports.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Snap's scripted TV shows should excite brandsApple rumor leads busy week in streaming video newsGoogle's Home Hub defines

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2018-10-15 11:05:21



Veterinarians saved a tarantula named Spidey that got trapped in duct tape and the internet is falling in love with him  

I Love Veterinary Medicine/Facebook Veterinarians at Newark Veterinary Hospital in Ohio treated a tarantula named Spidey. Spidey got tangled in duct tape, and his owner was worried that they would pull off his legs by removing it. The vets used tape-remover spray to safely detach the tape. A video of Spidey's rescue is going viral, and even arachnophobes think he's adorable. When Spidey the tarantula got into a spot of trouble with a piece of duct tape, veterinarians at Newark Veterinar

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2018-10-15 11:05:00



There's a major bug with the PlayStation 4 where a single message can break your console — here's how to fix the issue, or prevent it from happening in the first place  

Ben Gilbert / Business Insider PlayStation 4 owners encountered a system vulnerability over the weekend, where a message with a particular string of characters could brick your game console, rendering it useless. Many PlayStation 4 owners had to "factory reset" their consoles, which caused them to lose any data not stored in the cloud or elsewhere. Sony said it is aware of the issue and will deploy a fix in a future software update. In the meantime, there are steps you can take to prevent

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2018-10-15 11:03:13



Trump's unusual Fed bashing raises the stakes of a policy blunder that damages the economy  

Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Donald Trump is blaming the Federal Reserve for the stock market's sell-off.  While it's unusual for the US president to publicly bash the Fed, many investors agree that fears of higher interest rates are partly responsible for the volatility.  By pitting himself against the Fed, Trump is raising the stakes of a monetary-policy error.  President Donald Trump is not known to mince words. And this week, he offered his sharpest rebuke yet of the

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2018-10-14 19:11:00



These are the biggest clothing companies in America  

Facebook/The North Face America's biggest apparel and footwear retailers rake in a massive amount of revenue each year.  Companies such as Nike and TJ Maxx are dominating the US retail landscape.  This list of the top retailers by annual sales is collated using data from Forbes' recent Global 2000 list of the world's largest public companies. It's not all doom and gloom in the retail sector. America's biggest apparel and footwear retailers are continuing to rake

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2018-10-14 18:50:00



71 years ago, Chuck Yeager smashed the sound barrier — here's what it was like on the famous flight  

USAF Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a Bell X-1 experimental aircraft on October 14, 1947. Yeager, a World War II fighter pilot, had been working on the project for several years. He kept flying as a test pilot and eventually retired as a general in 1975. Chuck Yeager began his career during World War II, flying as a private in the US Army Air Forces. In late 1942 he entered enlisted-pilot training and eventually became a P-51 fighter pilot. After the war, he held commands aroun

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2018-10-14 18:36:00



11 lucrative credit card deals you can get when opening a new card in October — including a 150,000-point bonus  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider and The Points Guy Affiliate Network receive a commission from card issuers if you apply through these links and are approved. Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Earning new member bonuses is the fastest way to earn credit card points and frequent flyer miles. You can use points from cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or the Platinum Card® from American Express for vi

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2018-10-14 18:19:00



There's a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan  

Strelka/Flickr Five-year plans and punishing morning routines are often perceived as being integral parts of the path to success. But the obsession over a perfect life can distract us from appreciating our days as they really are. A variety of experts and writers suggest appreciating the present as it is.   Essayist Charles Chu's former idea of a perfect life was recognizable to anyone who has been 22 and idealistic. Travel the world. Become a millionaire entrepreneur. Un

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2018-10-14 18:03:00



Michael Bublé has 'absolutely no plans to retire' from music in the wake of his son's liver cancer diagnosis, despite reports  

Cameron Spencer/Getty Images A representative for Michael Bublé told INSIDER the singer isn't quitting his music career after all. The comments contradict Bublé's own statements to The Daily Mail, where he said he was giving his "last interview" and was "retiring from the business" after his latest record. A representative for Michael Bublé said his comments about quitting music following his son's cancer struggle shouldn't be taken at face value. "Michael

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2018-10-14 17:13:00



The US has a major truck driver shortage — but the co-founder of a trucking startup that's attracted $80 million in funding says there are 3 other issues that are making the shortage seem worse than...  

Courtesy of Transfix The truck driver shortage has dominated America's headlines in the logistics space this year. However, Transfix CEO Drew McElroy said the driver shortage isn't the only thing that's dragging the industry down. With billions of miles being driven empty every year and technology like GPS not being widely implemented, McElroy said the trucking industry can be "incredibly wasteful."   The US will be short 175,000 truck drivers by 2026, according to the America

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2018-10-14 17:01:00



Hillary Clinton: My husband's relationship with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power  

Hillary Clinton was asked about the Monica Lewinsky scandal during an interview that aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" on October 14.  The former first lady and US Secretary of State said she did not think Bill Clinton's affair with Lewinsky was an abuse of power.  Asked if Bill Clinton should have resigned in the wake of the scandal, she said, "absolutely not."  Hillary Clinton said on CBS that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, should "absolutely not" have resigne

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2018-10-14 16:50:00



2 of NATO's biggest militaries are taking a 1,200-mile road trip before massive war games start  

2 of NATO's biggest militaries are taking a 1,200-mile road trip before massive war games startNOW WATCH: How Russia's most advanced military equipment stacks up against NATO hardwareSee Also:Your opinion matters. Become a BI Insider today!A look inside the marriage of the richest couple in history, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos — who met at work, were engaged in 3 months, and own more land than almost anyone else in America2 of NATO's biggest militaries are taking a 1,200-mile road trip before mas...

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2018-10-14 16:38:00



The most popular Halloween candy in every US state  

Flickr/slgckgc Halloween is almost here.  CandyStore.com, an online candy retailer, recently used 11 years of sales data to determine the favorite candy of every state.  It found that New Yorkers love Sour Patch Kids, Californians love Skittles, and Texans love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  See which candy is most popular in your state.  New Yorkers love Sour Patch Kids, Californians love Skittles, and Texans love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  That is, at le

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2018-10-14 16:27:00



The creative accounting that reportedly allowed Jared Kushner to dodge paying income taxes for years is totally legal  

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters A Saturday report from The New York Times found Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, paid little to no federal income taxes from 2009 to 2016 using legal tax mechanisms. An IRS policy known as depreciation is a deduction Kushner Cos. used to diminish its taxable income on properties largely bought with borrowed money. Though not illegal, the filings show how real estate tax codes leave room for profitable maneuvering. The New York

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2018-10-14 16:25:24



The dark side of tourism in Thailand  

Rajavi Omanee/AP Thailand is one of the most desired destination among tourists. But issues of safety, refugees, and human trafficking remain grave concerns in the country. Nonetheless, the trip is still worth it — as long as you exercise caution. When it comes to dream way up there on the list for most travelers — and with good reason. It's flanked by some of the world's most stunning beaches, has miles of untouched jungle, is laced w

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2018-10-14 16:14:11



The creation of a space force could lead to weaponization and war — here's what it might look like  

Fox As Trump looks into making a space force the sixth branch of the military, and private companies race to create commercial flights into space, it's clear that space is a major frontier for international competition.  The creation of a space force is one of the first signs of space weaponization. A space war could take two main forms: direct physical attacks or cyber sabotage, says American astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, in his new book, cowritten with Avis Lang. Cy

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2018-10-14 16:08:00



10 powerful skincare ingredients you can find in your kitchen  

Shutterstock Many of us can attest to the experience of strolling down a skincare aisle trying to resist the temptation of products that promise soft, even skin, plump lips, and an all-around dewy glow. The pretty packaging and creative descriptions call your name, until you're standing at the register ready to dole out half of your last paycheck on a gold-infused eye cream that promises you will "literally" wake up sparkling.  If you're trying to save space, money, or move away from unna

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2018-10-14 16:00:00



Three untapped opportunities wearables present to health insurers, providers, and employers  

  After a shaky start, wearables like smartwatches and fitness trackers have gained traction in healthcare, with US consumer use jumping from 9% in 2014 to 33% in 2018. More than 80% of consumers are willing to wear tech that measures health data — and penetration should continue to climb. The maturation of the wearable market will put more wearables in the hands of consumers and US businesses. The US healthcare industry as it exists today is not sustainable. An aging patient

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2018-10-14 02:02:00



A white woman called the police on a black child she wrongly accused of sexual assault. After being confronted with video footage, she apologized.  

Facebook/Jason Stovetop Littlejohn A white woman apologized on Friday after a video went viral showing her calling 911 to wrongly report a sexual assault allegation against a young, black boy in Brooklyn. The woman, 53-year-old Teresa Klein, had alleged on Wednesday that the boy groped her at a convenience store. Klein was confronted with security-camera footage on Friday showing that the boy's backpack had brushed against her. The original video is the latest in a series of instances

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2018-10-13 22:02:12



These Instagram-famous chukka boots are ethically made — and they require zero break-in time  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Nisolo Instagram Nisolo is a socially responsible footwear startup that sells high-quality leather goods for prices you can actually afford. I've been on the lookout for the perfect chukka boots for women for a while now, and after getting Nisolo's Isa Boots to test out, I think the search is over. The boots are comfortable, s

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2018-10-13 20:47:00






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