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Burberry is apologizing for including a hoodie that has a noose knot attached to it in its fall/winter 2019 collection  

Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway. The knotted strings surfaced after Sunday's show when a model hired to walk (but not wear the outfit) complained both before the show and on Instagram, saying the noose not only evoked lynchings but also suicide. Marco Gobbetti, the brand's CEO, said in a statement

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2019-02-20 05:42:04



This pillow that was on 'Shark Tank' uses a special technology to play music and ambient sounds only you can hear — making sure you don't wake anyone else from the noise  

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. Dreampad The Dreampad Pillow ($160), as seen on "Shark Tank," plays music only you can hear through bone conduction. The Dreampad app is pre-loaded with 10 songs engineered to combine ambient music, nature sounds, and the rhythms and frequencies most conducive to deep sleep. The company claims its pillow is more ef

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2019-02-20 05:34:52



Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret' (GOOG, GOOGL)  

Getty In early February, Google announced that Assistant would now work with its home security and alarm system Nest Secure. The problem — users didn't know a microphone even existed on their Nest security devices to begin with. On Tuesday, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider it had made an "error." "The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs. That was an error on our part," the spokesperson said. In early Febru

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2019-02-20 05:26:28



French politicians respond after 96 graves desecrated in Jewish cemetery in France  

REUTERS/Vincent Kessler Thousands of people rallied across France after a surge of anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks that culminated on Tuesday with vandals daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans on dozens of graves in a Jewish cemetery. President Emmanuel Macron paid respects at one of the 96 desecrated graves in the village of Quatzenheim, near the eastern city of Strasbourg. France is home to the in Europe — aro

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2019-02-20 04:41:26



The FBI reportedly had a backup plan to preserve evidence gathered in the Russia probe  

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well. The plan was crafted in the chaotic days after Comey was fired, when the FBI began investigating whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice and whether he might be, wittingly or not, in league with the Russians. The goal was to ensure that the information collected

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2019-02-20 03:54:58



40 countries agree to require cars to have automatic braking technology starting as soon as 2020  

Volvo Group Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union — but not the U.S. or China — have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems. The regulation could go into effect as early as 2020. The regulation will require all vehicles sold to come equipped with the technology by which sensors monitor how close a pedestrian or object might be. GENEVA (AP) — Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union

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2019-02-20 03:41:07



Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein will reportedly depart in March  

Associated Press President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general. Rosen is currently the deputy transportation secretary and oversees the department's day-to-day operations. The current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, is expected to leave his post in March. His departure had been expected after Barr was confirmed last week. Rosenstein had overseen special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessio

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2019-02-20 03:16:50



Beto O'Rourke keeps up the suspense ahead of expected 2020 election announcement  

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Beto O'Rourke is keeping at least one part of the political world on edge as we weighs whether or not he will run for president in the 2020 election. Speaking with reporters after accepting the El Pasoan of the Year award from the local publication El Paso Inc., he reiterated he is hoping to decide on 2020 by the end of the month. "I'm trying to figure out how I can best serve this country, where I can do the greatest good for the United States of America, so yeah

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2019-02-20 03:15:49



Covington Catholic High School student at the center of viral confrontation with Native American elder is suing The Washington Post for $250 million  

Twitter Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann is suing The Washington Post for defamation. The lawsuit claims that the newspaper “wrongfully targeted and bullied” Sandmann to advance its bias against President Donald Trump. Sandmann seeks $250 million in damages. The Washington Post's Vice President for Communications Kristine Coratti Kelly said: “We are reviewing a copy of the lawsuit and we plan to mount a vigorous defense.” A high school stu

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2019-02-20 03:10:17



The FBI and US Postal Service are reportedly investigating threatening letter sent to Jussie Smollett  

Associated Press/Richard Shotwell The FBI is working with the US Postal Service to look into whether "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was involved in the threatening letter sent to him in January, sources told ABC News. On January 22, a letter containing racist and homophobic threats and a white powder that was determined to be aspirin was addressed to Smollett at the Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, where "Empire" is filmed. Smollett says he was attacked by two individuals on January 29. T

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2019-02-20 01:57:37



There's a new snag for Amazon in the winner-take-all $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract, and it could be good news for Microsoft (AMZN, MSFT)  

Alex Wong/Getty Images The Department of Defense has agreed to investigate some of the central complaints Oracle raised in a lawsuit. Oracle is suing to keep the Pentagon from granting the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Amazon, which is far and away the favorite to win the bid.  This is a half-step win for Oracle that may simply delay the inevitable. On the other hand, some in the industry are predicting that Amazon's struggles could be a windfall for another of Oracle's

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2019-02-20 01:26:36



Trump v. Newsom: Administration plans to cancel $929 million for California high-speed rail and wants state to return $2.5 billion  

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California’s high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent. The US Department of Transportation announcement follows through on President Donald Trump’s threats to claw back $3.5 billion that the federal government gave to California to build a bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The pro

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2019-02-20 01:25:49



Bernie Sanders raked in more than $4 million in donations hours after announcing his 2020 presidential bid  

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Ten hours after announcing he would run in the 2020 US presidential election, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised more than $4 million from nearly 150,000 individual donors, the campaign said in an email on Tuesday. Faiz Shakir, Sanders' campaign manager, could not confirm the exact amount on Tuesday afternoon but said in an email to INSIDER: "They're YUGE." Sanders' figures set a new record for first-day donations in the 2020 race. Sen. Kamala Harris, another 20

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2019-02-20 01:13:43



A psychologist explains how Trader Joe's gets you to spend money  

Trader Joe's has a cult-like following, thanks to the way the company seems to make grocery shopping easier.  Data science professionals have ranked Trader Joe's number one in customer preference for two years running. In 2017, Trader Joe's made $13.3 billion, yet the brand has no online store, no loyalty programs, and no sales. When you break it down to square footage, Trader Joe's is actually selling more than double its competitors like Whole Foods. Following is a transcri

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2019-02-19 13:55:45



17 of Karl Lagerfeld's most iconic and controversial quotes  

Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85. Chanel's creative director died in hospital in Paris on Tuesday morning. Aside from his creative direction, Lagerfeld will be remembered for his zingy — and often controversial — one-liners. The designer made headlines in the past for fat-shaming and slighting the looks of all Russian men. INSIDER compiled 17 of the designer's most memorable soundbites — both good and bad. Karl Lagerfeld has died aged

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2019-02-19 11:19:05



Amy Klobuchar says she doesn't support free four-year college and called the Green New Deal and Medicare for All 'aspirations'  

Screengrab/CNN Sen. Amy Klobuchar rejected progressive calls to provide free four-year college during a New Hampshire town hall Monday night. The Minnesota Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate instead said she'd expand Pell grants, help students refinance their college loans, and make two-year community colleges free.  Klobuchar also called other progressive agenda items, including the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, "aspirations."  Sen. Amy Klobuchar rejected progress

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2019-02-19 10:51:08



Kendall Jenner, Noah Centineo, and Shawn Mendes all made an appearance in an intimate, star-studded Calvin Klein ad  

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Calvin Klein's latest ad campaign featured a number of stars lounging around a hazy house in their Calvins. Kendall Jenner, Shawn Mendes, Noah Centineo, and A$AP Rocky to name a few. For its latest campaign, Calvin Klein has tapped a star-studded cast to model the label’s new underwear range. Starring Kendall Jenner, Shawn Mendes, Noah Centineo, A$AP Rocky, Anna Ewers and more, the campaign is shot by Glen

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2019-02-19 10:35:48



A Galaxy S10 Plus commercial appears to have accidentally aired on TV ahead of Samsung's official announcement  

YouTube/SlashLeaks A TV commercial for the upcoming Galaxy S10 Plus was aired on Norwegian television. The Galaxy S10 hasn't been announced by Samsung yet, suggesting the airing of the commercial was a mistake. The commercial, if accurate, confirms some rumors about the Galaxy S10 Plus.  A TV commercial for Samsung's Galaxy S10 Plus — a phone that hasn't been announced or released yet — was aired on Norwegian television. A Norwegian person recorded the commercial playin

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2019-02-19 09:45:46



Karl Lagerfeld famously pampered his cat. Here's what Choupette's lavish life is really like.  

picture alliance/Getty Images Before his death, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld pampered his cat, Choupette, with a lavish lifestyle.  She ate at the table and slept on the same pillow as Lagerfeld. Choupette is even a millionaire in her own right, earning money as a model.  Karl Lagerfeld famously once said that if it were legal, he would marry his cat.  "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals … I never thought that I would fall in love like this

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2019-02-19 08:37:19



An Air France passenger says a flight attendant offered to move her seat and 'just shrugged' when a man took off his pants mid-air  

Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock On February 18, an Air France passenger named Lizzie Thompson took to Twitter after she said that a man on her flight from Paris, France, to Los Angeles, California, removed his pants and socks while mid-air. In a tweet, Thompson said that a flight attendant offered to move her seat after she alerted him of the pants-less passenger. When Thompson suggested that the employee ask the man to put his pants back on, she said the flight attendant "just shrugged." 

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2019-02-19 07:57:15



Kim Kardashian shoots down a conspiracy that she is in cahoots with Fashion Nova after the fast-fashion brand debuted a knock-off of her vintage gown  

Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images Fast-fashion brand Fashion Nova posted an Instagram on Monday advertising a knock-off of a Thierry Mugler dress worn by Kim Kardashian West less than 24 hours prior.  The post fueled a conspiracy that Kardashian West works with fast-fashion brands to produce copies of vintage outfits.  Kardashian West shot down the conspiracy on Twitter on Tuesday.  Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to shoot down a fast-fashion conspiracy theory on Tue

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2019-02-19 07:25:36



Mercedes-Benz expects its Tesla rival to be sold out as soon as it becomes available  

Mercedes-Benz Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche expects the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV to be sold out in 2019 and likely in 2020, Electrek reports, citing the German publication Welt. "We are sure that we will not be able to meet the demand in 2019 and probably not by 2020," Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche told Welt about the EQC, according to a translated version of the story.  "We do have positive feedback from our sales organisation around the world," a Mercedes-Benz representative told Bus

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2019-02-19 07:05:55



Twitter is the most popular social media platform for members of Congress — but prominent Democrats tweet more often and have larger followings than Republicans  

Twitter; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Lawmakers are increasingly building up their personal brands on social media, including Twitter, in order to advance their policy goals and political ambitions.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the most-followed member of Congress by a large margin, boasting three million followers and counting.  Several other members of the Democratic House leadership team have one million followers or more, but their Republican counterparts seem to rely less on

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2019-02-19 06:53:10



How to use Do Not Disturb on iPhone to optimize your time  

Adnan Abidi/Reuters Do Not Disturb silences your iPhone so you can have dinner, go to a movie, or sleep or work in peace. When in Do Not Disturb mode, all calls, texts, and notifications to your iPhone are stored silently. Your phone doesn't make noise and the screen won't light up as notifications arrive, though you can still check on notifications by turning the screen on manually.  Here's how you can turn on your iPhone's Do Not Disturb mode manually or set it up with various featu

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2019-02-19 05:57:47



Walmart beats as online sales surge (WMT)  

Jeff Mitchell / Reuters Walmart posted strong fourth-quarter results Tuesday, beating on both the top and bottom lines and on same-store sales. Online sales surged 40% for the 2019 fiscal year. The retail giant reiterated its fiscal-year 2020 forecast. Walmart shares were up 4.6% following the results. Watch Walmart trade live. Walmart on Tuesday blew past fourth-quarter expectations, posting strong top- and bottom-line results and same-store sales. The retail giant earned an adjust

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2019-02-19 05:06:21



The body of a Croatian woman who went missing 18 years ago has been found inside her sister's freezer  

-/AFP/Getty Images A body found in a freezer in a Croatian village is believed to be that of a woman who went missing more than 18 years ago.  An autopsy is being conducted.  Croatian police said they have detained the older sister of Jasmina Dominic after the body was found in a freezer in the Dominic family home on Saturday.  According to police spokesman Nenad Risak, the family had previously told officers that Dominic was living abroad.    ZAGREB, Croatia (

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2019-02-19 04:33:51



At 77, Bernie Sanders would be the oldest president in history, but he insists he still has 'a great deal of energy'  

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders is running for president again in 2020.  Sanders confirmed his plans to run to Vermont Public Radio early Tuesday morning. The Vermont senator was asked whether he's still the right person to be the "face of the new Democratic Party" even though he's older and facing a diverse field of candidates.  Sanders, 77, said he still had a lot of energy and hoped voters would look at the "totality of who I am." Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tue

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2019-02-19 02:50:48



A California lawmaker has proposed lanes with no speed limit on two of the state's busiest highways  

Reuters/Peter Nicholls A California lawmaker has proposed building new lanes on I-5 and state highway 99 with no speed limit.  John Moorlach, of Orange County, says the bill could help ease congestion and therefore lower pollution.  Conversely, Germany recently proposed a speed limit on its famous Autobahn system, which was met with fierce opposition.  Call it the American version of Germany's autobahn. A California state senator has proposed a bill to build speed limit-f

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2019-02-19 02:08:16



Karl Lagerfeld owned more than 1,000 of his iconic high-collared shirts, and he helped design them himself  

Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85. Chanel's creative director died in hospital in Paris on Tuesday morning. Besides his creative vision, Lagerfeld will be remembered for iconic outfit of a tailored black jacket, black shades, and a highly-starched, high-collared white shirt. The London tailor responsible for creating Lagerfeld's trademark shirts, Hilditch & Key, told INSIDER that the designer had more than 1,000 of them made. Hilditch & Key also s

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2019-02-19 01:56:35



Bernie Sanders would be the oldest president in US history  

Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he's running for president in 2020.  At age 77, if Sanders were to win he would be the oldest president by seven years – a record that President Trump currently holds. If former Vice President Joe Biden, decides to run, he would also be a contender for oldest president, at age 76. However, there have been rumors that he is concerned about his age affecting his decision to seek the White House. Before Trump, the

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2019-02-19 01:13:02



Apple made a mistake by killing the iPhone SE (AAPL)  

Screenshot The above image shows Apple's current iPhone lineup, which includes the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Apple quietly discontinued a few older iPhones to make room for the new models, including most notably the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE was Apple's last 4-inch iPhone, and the only phone made at an incredibly accessible price point of just $350. At the same September event where it unveiled three new iPhones, Apple quietly killed off one of the best smartphones it's ever

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2019-02-18 19:56:05



Trump urges Venezuela's military to back its self-declared interim president, saying socialism has ravaged the country  

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump spoke in front of a Venezuelan American community on Monday at Florida Ocean Bank Convocation Center at Florida International University in Miami. He urged Venezuelan military officials to back the country's self-declared interim president, Juan Guaidó.  He said that officials backing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are risking their lives.  He also said socialism is ravaged Venezuela, and told the crowd that that "wil

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2019-02-18 16:22:39



Marriott is offering a 100,000-point welcome bonus for its new luxury credit card — which could help justify the $450 annual fee  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Marriott's new reward program, Marriott Bonvoy, is live on February 13, 2019. The new Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express Card is offering a limited-time 100,000-point welcome bonus. While the card has a $450 annual fee, it also includes airport lounge access through Priority Pass Select. Marriott

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2019-02-18 14:36:09



'The Walking Dead' executive producer shares how he brought the show's scary new villains to life  

Jackson Lee Davis/AMC Warning: There are some spoilers ahead for "The Walking Dead." "TWD" introduced the show's next threat, The Whisperers, during the show's mid-season finale in November.  Executive producer, director, and makeup supervisor, Greg Nicotero, tells INSIDER how they adapted the show's scariest villains for the show. A lot of inspiration came from the comics and most of the emphasis was put upon the eyes and mouths of the masks. Nicotero and his team worked on the look

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2019-02-18 13:37:11



Gunman who killed 5 coworkers in Aurora, Illinois, previously had his firearm permit revoked, but his gun wasn't taken away  

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five coworkers and wounded six other people at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995 aggravated assault conviction in Mississippi involving the stabbing of an ex-girlfriend. That discovery only prompted only a letter stating his gun permit had been revoked and ordering hi

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2019-02-18 12:43:55



10 things in tech you need to know today  

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. A second former Cambridge Analytica employee has reportedly been subpoenaed by Robert Mueller's investigation. A representative for Brittany Kaiser, a former business development director for Cambridge Analytica, told The Guardian that Kaiser has been subpoenaed by Mueller and will offer her full cooperation to his investigation. The UK parliamentary committee investigating fake news called Faceb

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2019-02-18 12:38:27



A former West Virginia official who was ousted after calling Michelle Obama an 'ape in heels' admitted to defrauding FEMA out of $18,000  

AP Photo/Steve Helber Pamela Taylor, 57, admitted to falsely registering for more than $18,000 in FEMA disaster relief benefits following West Virginia flooding in 2016, the Department of Justice said.  The Department of Justice said Taylor claimed to have lost her house in the flood, but an investigation revealed she was still living in the home she claimed was damaged.  She faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000 when she is sentenced in May.  In 2

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2019-02-18 12:29:49



'The Walking Dead' showrunner Angela Kang isn't approaching season 10 as the show's final season  

Jackson Lee Davis/AMC AMC's "The Walking Dead" was recently renewed for a 10th season, a milestone many shows never cross. INSIDER asked showrunner Angela Kang if she's approaching the show as a final season.  Kang said while she can't assume anything, she's focusing on making a great 10th season.  She said a lot of people will want to save "great material for later." She's more interested in approaching the show by putting that material into the show now. Showrunner Angela Ka

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2019-02-18 12:27:37



Australia's major political parties have been hacked months out from a federal election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison reveals  

Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that the Liberal Party, Labor and the Nationals’ IT networks were hacked by “a sophisticated state actor”. Just two weeks ago, the Australian Cyber Security Centre identified a malicious intrusion into the Australian Parliament House computer network. Further investigation revealed the other breaches. “Our security agencies have detected this activity and acted decisively to confront it. They are s

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2019-02-18 11:32:12



7 details you may have missed on Sunday's 'The Walking Dead'  

Gene Page/AMC Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "The Walking Dead," season nine, episode 10, "Omega." INSIDER breaks down some of the smaller moments you may have missed on Sunday's episode of the AMC zombie series, including some comic callbacks and a connection to "Breaking Bad." Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead" gave us an unexpected backstory to The Whisperer leading, Alpha (Samantha Morten).  As her daughter, Lydia (Cassady McClincy) recounted her past to Henry and Dar

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2019-02-18 11:18:02



Does Negan deserve redemption on 'The Walking Dead'? Showrunner and executive producer weigh in  

Jackson Lee Davis/AMC Warning: There are spoilers ahead for AMC's "The Walking Dead." "TWD's" season nine mid-season premiere showed Negan escape Alexandria and go on a journey back to his old home.  It appeared to be a journey of self-reflection as the character stopped by the same location where he killed both Abraham and Glenn on the show's seventh season premiere before, ultimately, heading back to Alexandria.  Is Negan finally getting a redemption arc? And furthermore, does

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2019-02-18 10:49:53



This US tech start-up helped a maker of football helmets tap investors with new VC funding platform  

Buttonwood Buttonwood Network is attempting to disrupt the way in which late stage start ups secure VC funding by making the process quicker and more efficient. The company was only founded six months ago but has already raised $45 million in funding for companies on its software platform.  VCs from across the world have taken an interest amid a changing environment for investors with lower fees and greater transparency now key for fundraisings.  It's not easy raising money if

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2019-02-18 10:44:38



Google built a tiny Street View car to map out one of the world's largest model cities, and the results are incredible (GOOG)  

GoogleThe "Miniatur Wunderland" exhibition, located in Hamburg, Germany, is the world's largest model railway. If you've never seen it before, it's one of the cutest, most detailed miniature models you'll ever see in your life. To bring new perspective to the massive model railway, Google in 2016 built a miniature version of its Street View car to capture footage within the Miniatur Wunderland with an array of tiny mounted cameras. You can actually see all the various worlds within the Mi

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2019-02-18 08:32:38



All of the essential phones and gadgets that are actually worth your money in 2019  

Samantha Lee/BI Graphics It's 2019. If you're not very familiar with technology, where do you start? There are tons of gadgets and services out there vying for your attention and your dollars, but only a handful of them could be called "essential" — technologies that make your life easier in significant ways. Here's your guide to all the essential technologies worth your money in 2019. A reliable smartphone YouTube/MKBHD A quality smartphone is one of the best investments you can m

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2019-02-18 08:16:14



UK reportedly concludes it can mitigate risks associated with the use of Huawei equipment in 5G networks  

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. Huawei, along with another Chinese network equipment company ZTE, has been accused by the United States of working at the behest of the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied the claims. (Reuters) - The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from t

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2019-02-18 07:10:16



Convicted kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman is likely heading to the 'Alcatraz of the Rockies' — a US prison where no one has ever escaped  

Convicted kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman is likely heading to the 'Alcatraz of the Rockies' — a US prison where no one has ever escapedNOW WATCH: The wives of high-level cocaine traffickers reveal how their husbands took down 'El Chapo'See Also:The US got 'El Chapo' Guzman — now it has to get his $14 billionConvicted kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman is likely heading to the 'Alcatraz of the Rockies' — a US prison where no one has ever escapedMexican cartel kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman found guilty in...

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2019-02-18 06:55:45



Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe reveals what he says prompted Rod Rosenstein to suggest wearing a wire to record Trump  

CBS News/60 Minutes Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe described the conversation during which he said deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein first offered to secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House. In a Sunday night airing of "60 Minutes," McCabe described what he said was an "incredibly turbulent, incredibly stressful" period after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. "I can't describe to you accurately enough the pressure and the chaos that Rod and I

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2019-02-18 06:28:05



LeBron James has been dominant for so long that many of his opponents were in grade school when James made his first All-Star Game  

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP LeBron James' first All-Star Game came in February 2005, his second year in the NBA. Now 34 years old, many of James' peers at the NBA All-Star Weekend were in grade school and can barely remember what they were doing at that time. James is now playing in his 15th All-Star Game, and many of the other players at this weekend say they only dreamed of making the NBA when James was just getting started. Follow Business Insider's coverage of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend

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2019-02-18 06:23:37



North Carolina's elections director says there is evidence of significant voter fraud that helped a GOP candidate win  

Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP, Pool North Carolina's elections director says a Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation during 2018 elections.  State elections director Kim Strach's testimony came during a hearing into whether mail-in ballots were tampered with a in the race for the state's 9th congressional district seat last year.  The election saw Republican Mark Harris narrowly defeat Democrat Dan McCready. RALEIGH, N.C

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2019-02-18 06:03:30



Facebook accused of acting like 'digital gangsters' in a devastating report by lawmakers  

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook deliberately flouted competition and privacy laws, behaving like "digital gangsters," according to a damning report by lawmakers. British politicians concluded an 18-month investigation into disinformation, and said democracy was "at risk" from foreign countries trying to influence UK elections through social media ads. Lawmakers called for an independent regulator to make sure tech firms like Facebook take down illegal content. They also acc

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2019-02-18 05:44:35



The diets of the best basketball players in the world show how insane Tom Brady's lifestyle really is  

We asked NBA players at All-Star Weekend about their diets, and while most try to eat healthy, they don't necessarily have super strict diets. The answers only served to highlight how insane Tom Brady's diet is, which sees him avoid some vegetables, fruits, caffeine, and dairy, while taking in very few fats. Even someone like LeBron James, who is fanatical about taking care of his body, doesn't eat as strictly as Brady. Brady's longevity in a contact sport may inspire others to take care

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2019-02-18 01:24:55



Thousands from migrant caravan are giving up on trying to enter the US after facing Trump's tough asylum policies  

Associated Press/Rodrigo Abd Over 2,000 members of the migrant caravan that intended to seek asylum in the United States have either chosen to return home or remain in Mexico on work permits, The New York Times reports, citing data from the Mexican government. Of the roughly 6,000 members of the caravan, over 1,000 have chosen to return home with assistance from the Mexican government, while 1,000 others will remain in Mexico on work permits, according to The Times. Their decisions suggest

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2019-02-17 14:49:16



I flew economy class on Kenya Airways' flagship 787 Dreamliner to see if 'the Pride of Africa' stacks up to the world's top airlines  

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider Nicknamed "the Pride of Africa," Kenya Airways is the flag carrier of Kenya and a member of SkyTeam Alliance, operating in 53 cities around the world. It recently launched a direct flight from New York to Nairobi, with plans to up to 20 new destinations in Africa, Europe, and Asia in the coming years. While Kenya Airways hasn't won any major awards, it's consistently ranked as one of the best African airlines and I'd heard rave reviews from friends

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2019-02-17 14:14:13



A 48-year-old CEO set out to run 100 marathons in 100 days. Photos show her heart-wrenching journey around the world.  

Mina Guli Mina Guli is the 48-year-old CEO of Thirst, a non-profit initiative that encourages young people to use  water more sustainably. To raise awareness about the global water crisis, Guli embarked on a mission to run 100 marathons around the world in 100 days.  By day 62, Guli was saddled with a severe injury, but continued to press on with the campaign. At age 48, Mina Guli embarked on a quest to run 100 marathons in 100 days. As the CEO of Thirst, an international non-

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2019-02-17 13:19:57



The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week  

Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider the most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services. This week sees the addition of Netflix's "One Day at a Time" to the list, and anticipation for Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" rises. The third season of Netflix's "One Day at a Time" debuted February 8, and anticipation for the return of "The Handmaid's Tale" is growing as Hulu revealed this week that the third season will premiere on June 25. Every week, Parrot Analyt

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2019-02-17 13:08:52



A submarine arms race is heating up in the Indo-Pacific amid a 'great threat' from China  

REUTERS/China Daily The head of US Indo-Pacific Command warned about China's advancing submarine technology this week. Adm. Phil Davidson told senators that the US need to strengthen its underwater capabilities. Across the region, navies are working at add subs to keep an eye on China's increasingly active fleet. The submarine arms race in the Indo-Pacific is heating up, military analysts said after the US Indo-Pacific commander told a Senate panel that America needed to strengthen its u

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2019-02-17 12:11:30



On 'SNL,' 'Chuck Schumer' and 'Nancy Pelosi' tried not to gloat about shutdown victory over Trump  

Screenshot via NBC "Saturday Night Live" featured actors playing top Democrats that were gleeful about the Congressional spending bill passed two days earlier that allocated only a fraction of the funds desired by President Donald Trump for a barrier along the southern border. Cast members Alex Moffatt and Kate McKinnon appeared as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who could barely resist gloating over funding negotiations. The sketch came one day after

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2019-02-17 11:43:21



I drove the world's best-selling electric car for a weekend — and I realized why electric cars need more than 200 miles of range  

Mark Matousek/Business Insider I drove the 2018 Nissan Leaf for a weekend in December. The vehicle performed as I would expect given its size and price, but its 151-mile range presented challenges. I was reminded throughout the weekend of the extent to which range anxiety can limit the ways you can use an electric vehicle. Nissan will release a new version of the vehicle, the Leaf e+, in the US in the spring. It will have up to 226 miles of range, according to the automaker. The Nissan

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2019-02-17 09:53:43



McDonald's and Wendy's are leaning into free bacon while the trade war pushes pork prices to their lowest point in a decade — but both say it's a coincidence (MCD, WEN)  

Katie Canales/Business Insider McDonald's and Wendy's have both unleashed bacon-heavy dishes in the newest front of their battle to win over diners. At the same time, pork prices are hitting record lows, reaching the weakest price per pound in a decade. The prices are due to a surplus caused by the trade war, which is preventing exports. Have you eaten some free bacon lately? There may be a political reason for that. McDonald's and Wendy's have both been promoting bacon-heavy dishes in

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2019-02-17 09:53:35



R. Kelly facing potential criminal charges over sex tape after a secret grand jury convened in Chicago  

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green A grand jury has convened in Chicago to evaluate potential criminal charges that could be brought against R. Kelly for sexual misconduct, according to a source close to the matter. The jury was reportedly convened after celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti surfaced and presented a tape to state attorneys that allegedly shows Kelly engaging in sex acts with a girl who says she is 14 years old. The developments come amid renewed interest in the longtime allegations ag

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2019-02-17 07:22:28



'Alita: Battle Angel' wins the Presidents' Day weekend box office, but it's is a long way from profitability  

Fox Fox's "Alita: Battle Angel" earned $27 million over the weekend and over $41 million by Presidents' Day. That's enough to come out on top of the holiday weekend. But it's going to be an uphill climb for this $170 million-budgeted movie to make a profit.   Fox's big-budget "Alita: Battle Angel" had no trouble topping the domestic box office over Presidents' Day weekend, with the movie taking in an estimated $27 million from Friday to Sunday and over $41 million from its opening

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2019-02-17 05:54:35



Four people died in a 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi  

WJTV News 12 Four people died during a 12-hour hostage standoff in Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday. Cops were initially called to the scene at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning following reports of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Foxhill Drive.  Two young children were released from the home at 11 a.m. The suspect was apprehended at 2 p.m. Law enforcement officials confirmed four people died after a domestic dispute led to a hostage standoff in Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday

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2019-02-17 05:24:07



New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Amazon for canceling its HQ2 project, calling it 'an abuse of corporate power'  

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Sunday's "Meet the Press" stoked sharp condemnation from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Amazon's decision to cancel its deal to build HQ2 in the city.  De Blasio said Amazon had let down working people when the tech giant "took their ball and went home." In a later appearance on the show, Democratic National Committee head Tom Perez said open opposition from top Democrats didn't mean the party was anti-business, just that it was seeking "moral capitalism."

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2019-02-17 03:14:33



LeBron James had a great answer for why he doesn't talk about his NBA career with his kids  

Jason Miller/Getty LeBron James said he doesn't discuss his NBA career with his kids. James explained that while he and his wife and family can give their kids "the blueprint" to being successful, his kids ultimately will have to make their own decisions. James also said he believes talking about his career is secondary to being a father. Follow all of Business Insider's NBA All-Star Weekend coverage here >   LeBron James is one of the best basketball players in history, b

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2019-02-17 02:49:47



Mike Pence tried to 'bring greetings' from Trump to an audience of world leaders. The silence was deafening.  

Associated Press/Matthias Schrader Vice President Mike Pence brought greeting from President Donald Trump to the Munich Security Conference on Friday — and was met with several seconds of silence. The Munich Security Conference is an annual meeting that has taken place since the Cold War, in which leaders address major foreign policy challenges. But the conference attendees openly criticized Trump, noting in the conference report that Trump has an "irritating enthusiasm for strongmen

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2019-02-16 20:59:13



Trump reposts video from winner of Infowars meme contest after first version removed for copyright violation  

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to share a video meme created by an Infowars-contest winner. The video, which was created by Twitter user @CarpeDonktum, essentially mocks the reactions of Democrats who attended the 2019 State of the Union Address while "Proud to Be an American" plays in the background. The clip originally featured an REM song called "Everybody Hurts," and was shared by the President on Friday, February 15.  According to CNBC, the

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2019-02-16 18:26:38



A GoFundMe is seeking $50,000 for victims and families after a deadly shooting in Aurora, Illinois  

Matt Marton/AP Five people were killed and several injured in a shooting Friday in Aurora, Illinois. Authorities said the gunman opened fire on his colleagues during a meeting in which he was fired. Local organizations have planned multiple vigils, and a GoFundMe for victims' families had made around $10,000 in five hours.  A GoFundMe campaign has been created to aid victims and their families in the wake of a shooting that killed five people on Friday in Aurora, Illinois. The #Au

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2019-02-16 18:09:16



Charles Barkley told a fantastic story about the first time he met an 18-year-old Dirk Nowitzki  

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Charles Barkley first met Dirk Nowitzki at an exhibition game in 1997, and the then-18-year-old German big man scored 52 points against a team of NBA All-Stars. According to Barkley, he introduced himself to Nowitzki and tried to convince Nowitzki to play for his alma mater, Auburn University. Barkley said Nowitzki baffled him by saying he had to join the army. Nowitzki later said he didn't go to an American college because he didn't want a coach to change his

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2019-02-16 18:07:03



Stephen Curry and Seth Curry have an epic bet on the line when they go head-to-head in the NBA's 3-point shooting contest  

Jeff Chiu/AP Stephen Curry and Seth Curry are wagering future family tickets to their games in the NBA three-point contest at the All-Star Weekend. Depending on where Seth plays after this season, that could mean buying multiple family members tickets as many as four times per year. Stephen said his family is rooting for Seth. Follow all of Business Insider's 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend coverage here > Stephen Curry and his brother, Seth, have some serious money on the line in their th

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2019-02-16 18:01:30



The Anthony Davis trade saga that rocked the NBA world is still hanging over the league on its biggest weekend  

Tyler Kaufman/AP Anthony Davis did not get traded before the trade deadline, but his trade request has remained a major storyline in the NBA. At the All-Star Weekend, several players, including Davis himself in a candid media session, have been asked about the trade request and the resulting fallout. The situation has been ugly for the Pelicans, as they have been playing Davis, perhaps against their wishes, and fired their GM on Friday in a move that was reportedly aimed to take back contro

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2019-02-16 14:28:23



The 3 things new pro football leagues get wrong and how the AAF hopes to avoid them  

Edward A. Ornelas/AAF/Getty Images The Alliance of American Football presents the most viable secondary football league that America has seen in years. The Alliance has differentiated itself from leagues that came before it in several ways, most notably in its relationship with the NFL. Alliance co-founder Charlie Ebersol spoke with INSIDER about the mistakes other pro football leagues made, and how his plans to avoid them and turn into a sustainable business. The Alliance of American Fo

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2019-02-16 12:35:17



Texas secretary of state apologized for inaccurate claim of 95,000 non-citizen voters that Trump tweeted as evidence of voter fraud  

Eric Gay/AP The Texas secretary of state has apologized for misleading reports that said tens of thousands of people in the state had voted illegally. David Whitley's apology comes nearly a month after his office released a report that suggested 58,000 non-US citizens may have voted illegally in past Texas elections. Republican lawmakers, including President Donald Trump, seized on the figures, claiming they proved rampant voter fraud. David Whitley, the Texas secretary of state, apolo

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2019-02-16 11:58:24



Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks about hacked Democratic emails, says Mueller investigation  

Hollis Johnson Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team found communications about hacked Democratic Party emails between Trump advisor Roger Stone and WikiLeaks, according to Friday court filings.  The evidence was gathered during a separate probe of Russian intelligence officers, who were charged with hacking this summer.  In a statement to Reuters, Stone said the evidence was “innocuous Twitter direct messages” that were previously disclosed to the House Intelligence C

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2019-02-16 05:47:19



Mueller recommends a prison sentence of up to 24.5 years for Paul Manafort after a federal judge voided his plea deal for lying to investigators  

Thomson Reuters The special counsel Robert Mueller's office recommended a sentence of prison time between 19.5 to 24 years for Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, in a new court filing released Friday. Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that Manafort breached his plea deal with Mueller's office when he lied to prosecutors about several threads in the Russia probe, including about his interactions with the Russian intelligence operative Konstantin Ki

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2019-02-16 05:15:23



Here's what we know about Gary Martin, suspected of killing 5 civilians and injuring 5 police officers in Aurora  

CBS Chicago/LinkedIn The suspected gunman from the shooting at an manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday afternoon has been identified as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old former employee. Five employees were killed and five police officers were injured in the shooting. Martin was killed during the incident. Here's what we know about Gary Martin. The suspected gunman from the shooting at an manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday afternoon has been identified as Gary Mart

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2019-02-16 04:59:38



China is closing its Everest base camp to tourists after more than 300 tonnes of trash was removed from the mountain last year  

China is closing its Mount Everest base camp to tourists in a bid to tackle the trash collecting on the mountain, state media reported. The camp and the mountain will still be open to people with climbing permits, but China limited the permits to just 300 a year. Many more people visit the site as tourists — with over 40,000 people visiting the site in 2015. The move comes amid fears the world's highest peak is turning into a trash heap: 300 tonnes of trash was removed by Tibeta

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2019-02-16 04:56:49



The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire  

AP Gary Martin, the gunman involved in a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire on colleagues. Five people were killed and five police officers were injured in the incident on Friday at the Henry Pratt Company industrial warehouse. Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman suggested it had the hallmarks of a "classic workplace shooting." The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire on

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2019-02-16 04:53:05



Uber's business slowed dramatically in the fourth quarter as it gears up for an IPO  

Getty Uber's loss dropped to $370 million last year from $4.5 billion in 2017, the company reported Friday. But its bottom line was boosted by the sale of two of businesses. And its growth rate slowed dramatically in the fourth quarter; sales grew just 2% from the third quarter and only 25% from the holiday period of 2017. Uber dramatically narrowed it loss last year, thanks to the sale of its businesses in Russia and Southeast Asia, the company reported Friday. But its business slowed

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2019-02-16 04:24:01



Chicago police release the 2 men questioned in the Jussie Smollett case  

Gary Gershoff/WireImage via Getty Images Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a brief statement. Sm

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2019-02-16 04:16:19



Here's why Conservative MPs now believe Theresa May's Brexit deal will pass  

Getty Growing numbers of Tory MPs think May's deal will be passed in something similar to its current form. They calculate that no-deal will be taken off the table before March, leaving MPs with a choice between backing the prime minister's deal and extending Article 50. The backlash from constituents against any attempts to delay Brexit would be significant. One MP told Business Insider: "We are very close to a situation where Brexit could collapse." LONDON — When Theresa May's B

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2019-02-16 04:14:04



Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador, saying the last 2 months have been 'grueling' for her family  

Associated Press/Alex Brandon Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman for the State Department and President Donald Trump's pick as US Ambassador to the United Nations, announced Saturday she was withdrawing from consideration. She said the last two months had been "grueling" for her family. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced Saturday she was withdrawing from consideration as US ambassador to the United Nations, saying the last two months have been "grueling" for her family. H

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2019-02-16 03:35:32



After backlash the academy changes course. All awards will be aired live.  

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Following an outcry from many of the movie industry's most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks. The film academy on Friday said all 24 categories will be shown live, after all, at the 91st Academy Awards on February 24. The academy has not addressed whether the change meant extending the show's length, which organizers have said would be reduced

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2019-02-16 02:16:16



A short trip to India showed me just how badly Apple is screwing up in the world's biggest democracy  

Reuters Apple has failed to crack the Indian smartphone market, languishing behind Chinese brands with less than a 2% share of the market. During a family visit to India, I noticed Apple doesn't have much retail or advertising presence and that it mostly advertises the "cheaper" iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is still too expensive for most Indians, and iPhones overall cost more to buy in India than in other countries. CEO Tim Cook seems to be trying to replicate Apple's Chinese strategy in Indi

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2019-02-16 02:01:12



Let's be honest, that Colorado jogger may have killed a starving, baby mountain lion separated from its mom  

AP Photo/David Zalubowski On February 4, Travis Kauffman was jogging in Horsetooth Mountain Park in Colorado when he was attacked by a mountain lion. Kauffman managed to kill the animal by jamming his foot into the lion's neck, suffocating it, then hiked out to a nearby hospital. The mountain lion Kauffman encountered appears to have been just a year old, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and weighed 35-40 pounds. Human-mountain lion interactions are rare, but tend to occur when a

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2019-02-16 01:50:35



You can get paid to be a beauty influencer for Sephora and you don't even need a ton of followers  

Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Sephora is looking for a diverse range of beauty influencers to join it's #SephoraSquad.  Beauty influencers will help promote new products, events, and limited-edition campaigns.  Interested candidates should supply a link to their Instagram account and fill out the application questions. You'll also be required to collect testimonials about your beauty knowledge from your social media followers.  The application for the program is open until Marc

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2019-02-15 13:52:32



I'm a 25-year-old newlywed and share my bank account with my husband — here's why  

Getty A shared bank account can be the right choice for many married couples. 68% of Americans feel awkward talking about money, but being open about money can be beneficial in a relationship.  Financial transparency may help avoid future conflicts about debt and savings with your spouse. Combining finances helps some couples establish more trust in a relationship. I hate talking about money. I cringe when my colleagues bring up student debt or what they pay in rent, but the one p

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2019-02-15 12:34:13



The smartphone camera could become the new way consumers find products online  

BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. The smartphone is getting smarter as tech and internet companies inject increasingly sophisticated computer vision and object recognition functions into their hardware and software. The ability to “understand” what the user is pointing their mobile camera at and “read” the image has opened the

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2019-02-15 12:22:06



The best baby-safe laundry detergent you can buy  

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. When a new baby arrives it changes everything, even laundry. What detergent should you be using to protect your precious new arrival? Of all the detergents out there, none is better for babies than All's free clear liquid detergent. It protects your baby's sensitive skin and delivers the cleaning power needed for the wh

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2019-02-15 12:02:36



Trump's national emergency declaration is a 'slap in the face to military families'  

Carlos Barria/Reuters President Donald Trump's national-emergency declaration will allow him to tap military construction funds to pay for a border wall. Lawmakers have pledged to fight Trump's declaration in court. But Trump's move to siphon money away from projects that could support US troops has been called an insult to military families. President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency will divert $3.6 billion earmarked for US military construction projects—

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2019-02-15 11:18:57



Lady Gaga's new musical note tattoo had a major error after 'too many tequilas' but she already fixed the mistake  

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Images Lady Gaga's latest musical note tattoo had a mistake and the singer says tequila is to blame.  The "A Star Is Born" actress recently debuted two new tattoos, one of which spells out "Gaga" in musical notes.  In Gaga's original Instagram post, the musical staff only had four horizontal lines but the singer quickly noticed her mistake and added an additional line.  "Too many tequilas forgot the fifth staff line poor thing. Here's the real deal

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2019-02-15 10:30:13



'Glee' star Lea Michele reveals the sweet story behind how she met fiancé Zandy Reich  

Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Zola Lea Michele opened up about her upcoming wedding to Zandy Reich during a discussion with Jennifer Spector, Zola's Director of Brand, at an event that INSIDER attended at the online wedding planning service's New York City pop-up store on Wednesday. The "Glee" star, who partnered with Zola, also revealed that she met Reich at her best friend's wedding.  Michele and Reich, who's the president of the clothing brand AYR, were seated next to each other at the

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2019-02-15 10:30:11



Dispensed: Prescribing guidelines at a buzzy men's health startup, a depression drug moves one step closer to approval, and a leaked letter that's fueling a fight over high drug prices  

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, This week was busy with a big M&A deal for a surgical robotics company and lackluster results for the super-hot, $35 billion NASH market. But in between the breaking news, here were the stories that caught our attention this week. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The polar vortex striking the US will cause temperatures to plummet up to 40 degrees colder than normalSee Also:Take a look inside CVS's new health hubs that are a

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2019-02-15 10:27:04



These are the most popular items being marketed by some of Amazon's top-selling influencers (AMZN)  

Amazon Amazon has a program that allows social media influencers to earn cash by promoting Amazon products on their social media channels or via their own "storefronts" on Amazon's main site. The program gained media attention recently after numerous "micro-influencers" with anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand followers were accepted into the program. We asked some of Amazon's top performing influencers what their most-purchased items have been in the past two months. Two years

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2019-02-15 10:11:42



Virginia is now the sole winner of Amazon's HQ2. Here's what its planned neighborhood looks like right now.  

Google Maps Amazon has announced that Northern Virginia will be the sole site for its second headquarters.  Amazon had originally announced that its second headquarters, HQ2, would be split between Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. It canceled its plans to build part of HQ2 in Long Island City, Queens, and the company said it will not seek a replacement location for the Long Island City headquarters. As part of Amazon's new headquarters, Virginia and Arlington will benef

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2019-02-15 09:36:07



Elephant ivory, plans for a military combat drone, and stolen ISIS art are just some of the things you can buy on the dark web  

Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images The dark web was originally created in the 1990s by US Naval researchers who wanted a technology for communicating anonymously online. In the intervening two decades, who and what is on the net has become a shifting landscape of drugs and porn, but also things that you might not expect. The dark web has sprawled into an illegal marketplace for user data, illegally trafficked animal products, military secrets, stolen art, and much more.&nbs

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2019-02-15 07:30:05



NBA All-Star Weekend starts tonight — here's all the gear that released from Nike, Under Armour, and more  

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. 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend is happening in Charlotte, North Carolina from February 15-17. There's plenty of excitement around the sports events and games, but the clothing and shoe releases are also a huge part of the weekend. Brands like Nike, Timberland, Under Armour, and New Era are taking the opportunity to release g

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2019-02-15 06:53:05



An asteroid will block the brightest star in the night sky on Monday, and astronomers need your help seeing it  

AstroStar/Shutterstock Sirius, a system of two stars — Sirius A and Sirius B — is the brightest object we can see from Earth. However, an asteroid called (4388) Jürgenstock will briefly pass in front of Sirius on Monday night. Sirius will almost entirely fade for a few tenths of a second as the 3.1-mile-wide asteroid flies by. The occultation, as it's called, should be visible in parts of Mexico, six US states, and Canada. Sirius, a double-star system and the brightest

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2019-02-15 06:49:47



Trump praises several conservative media pundits during emergency declaration speech in Rose Garden  

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson Trump praised several conservative media pundits during his announcement to declare a national emergency and build additional physical barriers along the US-Mexico border. Trump dismissed the notion that they shape policy, including Fox News host Sean Hannity, who has often informally advised him.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: ROGER STONE: Trump is 'never going to change'See Also:Republicans are hammering Beto O'Rourke for saying he would

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2019-02-15 06:47:41



Shaquille O'Neal explained why his father's advice about staying 'broke' changed his life  

Christian Petersen/Getty Shaquille O'Neal said his father's advice to make him stay in college helped change his career. O'Neal said he wanted to leave LSU after one year, but his father told him, "You been broke for 18 years, you can be broke for 19 years." O'Neal said he was not ready to make a lot of money, so he stayed in school. O'Neal said he still hit stumbling blocks with his money, but that he was better off for staying in school. Follow all of Business Insider's 2019 NBA All-Sta

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2019-02-15 06:39:57



7 great movies you should watch on Netflix this weekend  

Netflix Each week, INSIDER rounds up a list of seven great movies to watch on Netflix over the weekend. This week, we're taking a look at rom-coms in honor of Valentine's Day. From Netflix originals "The Breaker Upperers" to "Set It Up," here's what you may want to watch this weekend.  There's so much content coming and going from Netflix that it can become difficult to find a movie to watch. Each week, INSIDER selects new and old flicks you may not have realized are on th

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2019-02-15 06:28:58






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