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Brett Kavanaugh's accuser wants the FBI to investigate her claims before she testifies to Senate committee, and it could delay his Supreme Court confirmation indefinitely

Attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during their high school years in the 1980s, said she wants "a full investigation by law enforcement officials" for the alleged incident prior to her making an appearance in a public …

Brett Kavanaugh

The woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault reportedly had to move out of her house and hire private security after receiving death threats

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during their high school years in the 1980s, has moved out of her house and hired private security detail because of death threats she has received since coming forward.<p>A person familiar with the …

Brett Kavanaugh

A renewed gas pipeline is a geopolitical game changer

It is a matter of common knowledge that energy relations between Russia and China have boomed in the past decade, with all sorts of new infrastructure being built to facilitate the ever-further expansion of bilateral energy trade. Yet it has seemed for some time now that new gas projects are very …

China

Here's why oil could crash in the coming weeks

West Texas Intermediate could drop to US$65 a barrel later this year on the back of extra maintenance work at U.S. refineries, Tom Kloza from the Oil Price Information Service has warned. Speaking on CNBC, Kloza said this maintenance season was the last chance for many refineries to hop on the new …

Crude Oil Prices

What to do when game-changing technology is coming to steamroll your business, by an executive who lived it firsthand

Cary Sherman has a message for executives worried that tech giants like Google and Amazon are about to eat their lunch: Don't beat yourself up. But don't give up.<p>Sherman should know. As CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, Sherman lived through the industry's darkest period as new …

Emerging Technology

50 epic photos from Oktoberfest that prove it's one of the most misunderstood celebrations in the world

When you think of Oktoberfest, you're probably thinking about three things: Germany, lederhosen, and beer.<p>Whether you've actually been in Munich for the festivities or you've taken part elsewhere around the world, you know it's essentially one giant party.<p>It's also been commercialized over the …

Oktoberfest

'I love it here': Mattis cracked a few jokes about rumors he could soon be out at the Pentagon

Rumors continue to swirl about Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' looming departure from the Pentagon.<p>Suggestions Mattis could be ousted have surfaced several times during President Donald Trump's time in office.<p>A recent Politico report said Trump has cooled on the Pentagon chief he once praised, …

U.S. Politics

5 sets of plush flannel sheets that'll make chilly fall nights a little cozier

<i>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><p>Coyuchi<p>The only earthly wonder that can make negative degrees, nightmarish "wind tunnels," and snow piles that give you wet socks just by …

Weather

Housing inventory is rising and it may signal the start of a buyer's market

Last month, we noted in our latest Real House Price Index (RHPI) report that house price appreciation may be slowing. According to our RHPI, 21 cities experienced a monthly decline in their real, consumer house-buying power-adjusted price level. One reason for the price appreciation slowdown is …

Real Estate

This little-known Amazon service lets you get new tires installed on your car without leaving your home — here's how it works

<i>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><p>Shutterstock<p>No matter what make, model, or year your car is, the single most important part to maintain is your tires. Without good tires …

Road Safety

Browns and Vikings take different approaches to waiving their wayward kickers

The Browns and the Vikings failed to come away with wins in their respective games Sunday afternoon, and in both cases, their teams' kicking performances were primarily to blame.<p>Both franchises have since parted ways with their kickers, but the way the coaches addressed media about the decision …

Kickers

North Carolina residents far from the coast without flood insurance are facing steep costs after Florence

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (Reuters) - Flood insurance was far from Stephanie Walker's mind in 2015 when she moved her family into a home in Fayetteville in central North Carolina, nearly 200 miles (320 km) from the coast.<p>The next year, a creek at the end of her street swelled during Hurricane Matthew, …

North Carolina

Here's how millennials are changing the US housing market

It's tough being a millennial. Millennials are accused of killing entire industries: casual dining chains that should have been killed off by a prior generation, beer (sez Goldman Sachs), napkins, homeownership, Harley Davidson, banks, diamonds, and brick-and-mortar retailers. OK, things change. …

Los Angeles

I turned my iPad Pro into a veritable MacBook with this $150 Bluetooth keyboard — here's what using it was like

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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><p>David Slotnick / Business Insider<p>Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro lives up to its name in almost every way. The one thing that holds it back is its …

IPad Pro

16 celebrities you forgot guest starred on 'Full House'

"Full House" premiered on ABC on September 22, 1987. The show lasted for eight seasons and launched the careers of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (who jointly played Michelle Tanner). The Tanner family grew over the course of the show — and included a few notable guest stars along the way.<p>Musicians …

Beach Boys

The death of big box stores could lead to a new kind of homeless housing. Here's what that might look like

The steep decline of big box stores like Kmart and JCPenney has made way for a host of new development. In recent years, a string of vacant malls and retail chains have been converted into everything from classrooms and office space to churches and trampoline parks.<p>As merchants like Amazon continue …

Macy's

25 pairs of celebrities you had no idea were the same age

All celebrities are fabulously attractive, no matter their age — but it can be surprisingly tough to guess how old they really are.<p>Case in point: Check out these pairings of famous actors, musicians, and models who were born less than a year apart. As of this writing, most are currently the exact …

Gabrielle Union

NATO's top officer says we're living with 'a more blurred line between peace and war' — thanks to new Russian tactics

New security challenges in Europe require new responses and more vigilance from NATO, according to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who said this month that the lines between conflict and competition are becoming less distinct.<p>NATO was formed by European and North American countries in 1949 to …

Eastern Europe

Top Senate Democrat warns Trump to 'be careful what you wish for' after he orders the release of sensitive Russia documents

Mark Warner, the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued a stark warning after President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the release of sensitive materials related to the Russia investigation.<p>"Be careful what you wish for," Warner said.<p>On Monday evening, the White House announced …

Donald Trump

At least 1.7 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence's floodwaters

About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer.<p>Sanderson Farms said Tuesday the losses occurred at independent farms that …

Floods

Senators seek 'painful' punishment for ZTE if the Chinese tech giant violates its sanctions deal with Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that would reimpose sanctions on China's ZTE Corp if it does not fully comply with U.S. laws and an agreement with the Trump administration that ended stiff restrictions on the telecommunications equipment …

China

This $35 case lets you wirelessly charge your Airpods

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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><p>I'm a huge fan of wireless charging, so when Apple offered to send a wireless charging case for the Airpods in conjunction with its Airpower …

Wireless Charging

New York's top lawyer says many crypto exchanges lack "fairness, integrity and security" — and it could harm consumers

The fledgling cryptocurrency trading market is vulnerable to market manipulation and failing to provide basic consumer protections, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the New York Attorney General office.<p>The report calls into questions a set of practices undertaken by crypto …

Financial Services

A woman recreates Instagram influencer's photos to show what life is really like — and the side-by-side photos are hilarious

Who doesn't secretly wish their life was more like the flawless ones seen in Instagram photos? But what you see on Instagram is seldom real life, and that's what Geraldine West set out to prove.<p>The 33-year-old Instagrammer from Germany pokes fun at those perfectly curated photos, putting her own …

Rose Gold

The Russian military has backed down after the US Marine Corps called their bluff in Syria

The Russians appear to have backed off their earlier threats after the US Marine Corps sent them a clear message.<p>The Pentagon, US Central Command, and Operation Inherent Resolve have all confirmed that Russia has stayed out of the deconfliction zone, and is no longer insisting on conducting …

U.S. Marines

Here's how you can prepare for the next bear market

Timing the next bear market<p>Every recession does not have to trigger a bear market, and every bear market does not have to be associated with a recession. As shown in Exhibit 1, since 1929, the U.S. has seen 10 bear markets and 14 recessions, with 8 of the bear markets associated with recessions. …

Stock Markets

Here's what the 'Game of Thrones' cast looks like in real life

"Game of Thrones" creates iconic characters with the help of a talented costume and style department. While some of the cast is nearly unrecognizable behind wigs and makeup, others generally look the same.<p>While fans of the hit HBO show patiently wait for the premiere of the eighth and final season, …

Game of Thrones

The Chinese navy is scouring the country for wannabe fighter pilots to fix a major problem with their carrier fleet

China's navy needs Maverick and Goose — and many, many more fighter jocks for its growing carrier force.<p>The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy is desperately searching for pilots to fill its carrier air wings as the country pushes to build a formidable carrier fleet.<p>The PLAN launched its 2019 …

Military

A cancer drugmaker and 2 current and former execs will pay more than $20 million to settle charges of misleading investors about its tumor-shrinking drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. biotechnology company Clovis Oncology Inc and its Chief Executive Patrick Mahaffy and former CFO Erle Mast, will pay more than $20 million to settle charges of misleading investors about the efficacy of a cancer drug, the top U.S. securities regulator said on Tuesday.<p>The …

Financial Regulation

The DOJ's inquiry into Tesla has 'raised the temperature' on the company, an SEC lawyer says

In the wake of a reported investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla said on Tuesday that it had received and cooperated with a voluntary request for documents from the Department of Justice (DOJ) but had not received a subpoena.<p>The automaker's statement followed a …

U.S. Department of Justice