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Bitcoin falls by 22%, $1 billion in cryptocurrencies liquidated

Crypto expert CALV!N from Purebase Studios says buying and holding will give newbies higher yields than tradingXavier Lorenzo/Getty Images Bitcoin prices dropped sharply Saturday, taking total losses to 22%. A broad crypto selloff also saw ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, plunge more than 10%. The plunge follows a volatile week for financial markets. Bitcoin shed a fifth of its value on Saturday as a combination of profit-taking and macro-economic concerns triggered ...
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Mitch McConnell would eliminate the filibuster if he was in Democrats' shoes, Jim Acosta says

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta speaks outside US District Court in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2018.Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images When he led the Senate, Mitch McConnell broke norms by blocking Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. McConnell led the vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Court in 2020, reversing course. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said that Democrats should think like McConnell and end the filibuster. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said Saturday...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Court, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Democrats, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell


CNN fires Chris Cuomo over his involvement in his brother Andrew's sexual harassment scandal

Chris Cuomo.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner CNN has fired the anchor Chris Cuomo, the news network announced Saturday evening. The younger Cuomo became ensnared in his brother Andrew's scandals before he resigned as NY governor. New transcripts from his deposition in the sexual harassment investigation showed his involvement was deeper than previously reported. CNN has fired Chris Cuomo amid revelations that the anchor used his media sources to help his brother, ex-Gov. Andrew...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Media, Abc, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Breaking News, Andrew Cuomo, Chris, Cuomo, Andrew, Chris Cuomo, Warner Media, Cuomo Prime Time


Colorado restaurant group is the latest to add surcharges to bills to offset inflation

FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages More restaurants are adding fees and surcharges to customers' bills as the pandemic and supply chain crisis stretches on. To offset additional costs such as increasing wages and COVID protocols, restaurants are using fees to try and make ends meet. Choice Restaurant Concepts, a restaurant group in Colorado Springs, Colorado, blames inflation for having to add a new surcharge at its five area eating establishments. As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, more...
Tags: Taxes, News, Colorado, New York City, US, Trends, Costs, Washington Dc, Tracy, Retail, Inflation, Restaurant Group, Kim, Dc, Fees, Dining


Wisconsin's governor vetoed 5 Republican anti-abortion bills in a single day after conservative Supreme Court justices seemed willing to overturn Roe v. Wade

Protesters, demonstrators and activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, a case about a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, on December 01, 2021.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, vetoed five anti-abortion bills on Friday. The bills had been supported and passed by the Republican-led state legislature. The vetoes came just two days after the conservative US Su...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Cdc, US, Trends, Ap, Gop, Wisconsin, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Ohio, States, Donald Trump


How to watch NASA’s Laser Communications launch early tomorrow morning

NASA's communication system will soon be getting a serious upgrade, with the launch of a new laser communications relay system early tomorrow morning.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, How To Watch, Laser Communications


Biden warns Putin he will make it 'very, very difficult' to attack Ukraine after US intelligence says Russia is planning military offensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images President Joe Biden said he would make it "very, very difficult' for Russia to attack Ukraine. US intelligence warned Russia is planning an offensive attack with as many as 175,000 troops next year, The Washington Post reported. Russia, meanwhile, has demanded Ukraine remain out of NATO. President Joe Biden on Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against taking military a...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Maryland, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap, Nato, Associated Press


Missouri Gov. Mike Parson commissioned data on masks but didn't release it after it showed they were effective: report

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers the State of the State address in Jefferson City in January 2021.AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office asked the state health department to analyze data on mask effectiveness, according to the Missouri Independent and the Documenting COVID-19 project.  According to emails obtained using the state Sunshine Law, the analysis    But the governor's office never publicly released the, the report said. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson...
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Hubble inches back to health with 3 out of 4 instruments now running

Hubble Space Telescope is moving toward recovery after an error caused it to switch into safe mode. Three out of its four (active) instruments are now running.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Hubble


Russia pushes the International Space Station away from '90s US rocket debris — the 2nd space-junk scare this week

The International Space Station, as pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a flyaround on November 8, 2021.NASA Russia maneuvered the International Space Station away from a chunk of a US rocket from the '90s. Satellite and rocket debris orbiting Earth regularly threatens to collide with or puncture the ISS. Russia blew up a satellite recently, sending debris into space. NASA is a also a major space junk culprit. The International Space Station (ISS) changed course Friday t...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, China, Russia, India, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Pegasus, TNT, Iss


See a stunning view of today’s solar eclipse as captured from Antarctica

A solar eclipse passed over parts of the southern hemisphere early this morning, including parts of South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Antarctica, Solar Eclipse, South Africa Chile New Zealand


Pfizer said it expects to have more data by end of year on whether COVID-19 vaccine can be administered to children under 5

Carlo Allegri/Reuters Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Friday said there will be more data on children under five receiving a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. Pfizer has begun pediatric vaccine trials. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are also planning to conduct trials.  Pfizer's announcement comes as the new Omicron variant begins to spread in the United States. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Friday said the company expects to know more about the effectiveness of its vaccines in children u...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, United States, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Omicron, Albert Bourla, Bourla


A year lasts just 8 hours on tiny, hellish planet bombarded by radiation

Astronomers have discovered a terrifying planet: Smaller than Earth and so close to its star that it completes an orbit in just eight hours.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Exoplanet, Tess


From dedicated check-in desks to chauffeured cars, here are the perks Big Tech enjoys for spending hundreds of millions on air travel each year

Delta Air Lines check-in for Amazon and Microsoft employees in Seattle.Alexei Oreskovic/Insider Companies that spend millions of dollars on air travel are given incredible perks from airlines. One such perk is top-tier frequent flyer status that comes with free upgrades, lounge access, and chauffeurs. Amazon and Microsoft even have dedicated check-in counters at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Loyalty has its perks, especially when loyalty means spending hundreds of millions of dollars...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Microsoft, China, Planes, US, Trends, General Motors, Flying, Porsche, Delta


NASA picks 3 companies to design private space stations

NASA continues its push to commercialize low-Earth orbit, with the announcement of three companies which have been chosen to design private space stations.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Station, Northrop Grumman, Commercialization Of Space


NASA picks three companies to design private space stations

NASA continues its push to commercialize low-Earth orbit, with the announcement of three companies which have been chosen to design private space stations.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Station, Northrop Grumman, Commercialization Of Space


Bitcoin plunges 22% with global market nerves on edge

Crypto expert CALV!N from Purebase Studios says buying and holding will give newbies higher yields than tradingXavier Lorenzo/Getty Images Bitcoin prices dropped as much as 22% on Saturday. The broader cryptocurrency market droped roughly 15%. The plunge follows a volatile week for financial markets. Bitcoin shed a fifth of its value on Saturday as a combination of profit-taking and macro-economic concerns triggered nearly a billion dollars worth of selling across cryptocurrencies.The cryptoc...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, Trading, Cryptocurrency, Vidya Ranganathan, Justin, Dogecoin, U S House Financial Services Committee, Ether, Alesia Haas, Sam Bankman, Selloff, MI Exclusive


Omicron's 'wacko' combination of mutations has scientists split over whether it developed in humans or animals

A health staff member prepares a COVID-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists pre-departure area at Sydney International Airport on November 28, 2021.James D. Morgan/Getty Images The Omicron variant has a strange set of mutations. It doesn't resemble Delta, the dominant strain. That has led scientists to wonder about its origin — namely, whether it came from humans or animals. One of the most promising theories suggests Omicron emerged in an immunocompromised person. Omicron look...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Animals, Trends, Read, South Africa, Delta, Evolution, Humans, Haiti, South Carolina, Botswana, Epidemiology, New England Journal of Medicine


I flew from New York to San Diego through Mexico using an obscure border loophole — here's what it was like

Using Cross Border Xpress at Tijuana International Airport.Thomas Pallini/Insider Tijuana International Airport directly connects with the US through a private border crossing called Cross Border Xpress. The cross-border terminal allows travelers to access Tijuana International and its cheap fares to cities inside Mexico without having to enter Tijuana and deal with busy border crossings.  I put Cross Border Xpress to the test by flying from New York to Tijuana and immediately crossing back i...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Mexico City, Delta, San Diego


'I relive it daily': Woman describes trauma of being taken off a plane in Qatar and internally examined after authorities found an abandoned newborn baby

A Qatar Airways jet arriving from Doha, Qatar, in Frankfurt, Germany.AP Photo/Michael Probst, File Last October, a newborn baby was found in a Qatar airport bathroom, prompting a search for the mother. Multiple women said they were taken off their planes and given nonconsensual invasive gynecological searches. One of those women told Insider of the experience and said she relives the trauma daily. On October 2, 2020, Mandy was sitting on a plane in Doha, Qatar, to Jakarta when she was asked t...
Tags: Transportation, UK, London, News, Trends, Qatar, New York Times, News UK, Sydney, Doha, Jakarta, Bali Indonesia, Qatar Airways, FRANKFURT Germany, Mandy, Doha Qatar


Joe Manchin signals he may not back Biden's social spending plan until 2022, risking an abrupt cutoff for monthly child tax credit checks

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks with Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) (L), before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on June 9, 2021 at the Capitol.Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images Manchin may be about to hand his party a lump of coal when it comes to passing Biden's spending bill. He's not onboard with passing it by Christmas, risking a lapse in monthly checks to families. "No question that it would be a blow to lower-income and middle-class ho...
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The world's first ultra-low-cost international airline alliance is on the horizon as 2 budget carriers team up to bring cheap fares between Mexico and the US

Allegiant Air and Viva Aerobus have applied to the US DOT to enter into an alliance.Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock and Viva Aerobus Allegiant Air and Viva Aerobus announced plans to enter into the first ultra-low-cost international alliance. The venture will allow the airlines to expand their networks in the US and Mexico via codesharing. The agreement is pending government approval, but the alliance is planned to start in early 2023. On Thursday, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air and Mexico-based Vi...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, South Korea, UK, News, Australia, Mexico, Germany, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, Delta, Las Vegas, Airlines, Department Of Justice, Routes


Silicon Valley's metaverse will suck reality into the virtual world — and ostracize those who aren't plugged in

Mark Zuckerberg showing his 'metaverse' avatar during Connect 2021Facebook The metaverse could usher in a new era where we live more in the digital world than in reality. AR glasses will be ubiquitous as they become necessary to shop, work, and live, just like the internet. Experts say that turning point in the metaverse will "not be good for humanity." The metaverse has been peddled as a futuristic place where we all — sitting in our living rooms with goggles strapped to our noggins ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Trends, Vr, Silicon Valley, Ar, Meta, Rosenberg, Louis Rosenberg, Tech Insider, Shaan Puri, Metaverse, Katie Canales, Vipp Jaswal


A massage table and a photo of sex toys from Jeffrey Epstein's estate were displayed for jurors during Ghislaine Maxwell's trial

A massage table is displayed in court during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking, in a courtroom sketch in New York City, US, December 3, 2021.REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of sex crimes, including the sexual abuse of minors with Jeffrey Epstein. Police said they found a massage table and sex toys at Epstein's Palm Beach estate during an investigation. Maxwell could face a prison sentence of u...
Tags: News, Law, Sex Trafficking, Court, Jury, Trends, Massage, Maxwell, Manhattan, Sexual Abuse, Sex Toys, Minors, Palm Beach, Jane, Reuters Prosecutors, Palm Beach Florida


Fauci says Biden travel ban on African countries should be rolled back 'as quickly as possible'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, delivers an update on the Omicron COVID-19 variant during the daily press briefing at the White House on December 01, 2021 in Washington, DC.Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images On Monday, the US restricted travel from eight countries in southern Africa due to the new variant. South Africa had an existing surveillance system for viral diseases that helped i...
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An Italian man tried to trick a nurse into injecting the COVID-19 vaccine in a rubber foam arm he was wearing under a theater corset to finesse a vaccine pass

A man in Italy asked to be put in jail to get away from his wife.Gabriele Tamborrelli/Getty Images A man in Italy tried to trick a nurse into injecting the COVID-19 vaccine into a rubber foam arm, according to The New York Times. The nurse caught him, because she saw it peering under the theater corset he wore to hide it. The man was trying to score a vaccine pass without actually getting a shot amid new rules in Italy. A man from Biella, Italy, showed up to his vaccination appointment with t...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, International, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Italy, The Times, Vaccine, Times, Piedmont, BUA, La Repubblica, Biella, COVID-19


Delta flights from South Africa have been forced to make stops in places like Boston and Puerto Rico because of 'payload' issues

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 XWB.viper-zero / Shutterstock.com Two Delta Air Lines flights from South Africa have had to make fuel stops in the past week. A mix of worsening weather conditions for aircraft and increased passenger and/or cargo count might be to blame, experts say.  Both flights, operating from Johannesburg to Atlanta, were operated by Airbus A350-900 XWB planes.  Two Delta Air Lines flights from South Africa to the US have had to make unscheduled stops for fuel in recent ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, South Africa, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Johannesburg, Airlines, Boeing


Vigil, Peacock’s submarine thriller, teases murder at sea in new trailer

A murder on board a nuclear submarine carries grave implications in the first trailer for Peacock's Vigil. And the killer may do anything to hide their tracks.
Tags: News, Trends, Thriller, Suranne Jones, Peacock, Rose Leslie, Movies & TV, Vigil


Microsoft backpedals on changing default browsers in Windows 11

Up until now, it was difficult to change your default browser in Windows 11. Microsoft listened to the outcry of its users and is making it easier to do.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Browser, Windows Update, Microsoft Edge, Windows 11


See the bizarre list of banned words and phrases in Jeffrey Epstein's 'household manual'

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Batman Forever/R. McDonald Event on June 13, 1995 in New York City.Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Workers at Jeffrey Epstein's home were told how to speak, according to a  household manual. The manual was recently submitted as evidence in the ongoing trial of Epstein's longtime girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Workers in the house were forbidden from saying words and phrases like "yeah" and "no problem." Smile at all times, no direct eye co...
Tags: Florida, News, Sex Trafficking, Finance, New York City, Trends, Maxwell, Trial, Staff, Manual, Palm Beach Florida, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Alessi, Patrick McMullan



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