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Former Lebanon PM returns to Beirut after political fracas

• <b>Saad al-Hariri returned to Lebanon's capital.</b>• <b><br>He recently resigned as the country's prime minister during a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.</b>• <b><br>Rumors that he was forced to quit began spreading.</b><p>BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's …

Middle East

US has imposed sanctions against North Korea that also target Chinese companies

“This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.<p>The sanctions included blacklisting three Chinese companies, Dandong Kehua Economy …

North Korea

Digital publisher Food52 is promising to help you with your Thanksgiving emergencies within 10 minutes

• <b>Thanksgiving is a massive day for food content sites like Food52.</b>• <b><br>The web publisher has a digital hotline promising readers help with cooking queries and emergencies within 10 minutes.</b>• <b><br>Forgetting to defrost is a big issue. And sometimes it's a "purple turkey."</b><p>For food publisher like Food52, …

Thanksgiving

A federal grand jury has charged the Manhattan truck attack suspect with terrorism and murder

• <b>Sayfullo Saipov, the man accused of killing eight last month in a truck attack in New York City, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.</b>• <b><br>He is charged with murder and attempted murder in the aid of racketeering activity, providing material support to ISIS, and violence and destruction of a motor</b> …

Crime

A second judge has blocked Trump's ban on transgender troops

• <b>A second federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the US military.</b>• <b><br>Trump announced in July he would reverse Obama's policy of accepting transgender troops, citing concern over military focus and medical costs.</b>• <b><br>The judge ruled that Trump's</b></b> …

Donald Trump

Cuteness abounds when a US Marine gets pinned by his son during a promotion ceremony

• <b>A US Marine was promoted to sergeant, with his son appearing to pin on the emblems of his new rank.</b>• <b><br>Cuteness ensued.</b><p>Being promoted within the US military's noncommissioned officer rank is a special occasion in a service member's career, after which they are entrusted by their commanders to lead …

Cute

New York City's subway is falling apart — here's how it compares to other cities around the world

2017 is a particularly bad year for the New York City subway. A few highlights: A train got stuck underground without air-conditioning in the summer for nearly an hour; a track fire bogged down multiple lines and sent nine people to the hospital; and after a train derailed for the second time in …

Cities

British water firms are using a discredited medieval pseudoscience technique to look for pipes

• <b>10 out of 12 big British water firms have admitted to still using "divining rods" to look for water.</b>• <b><br>It's a medieval pseudoscience, with no reputable evidence that it works.</b><p>When the parents of Sally Le Page, a British evolutionary biologist, tried to get help from their local water company with …

Scientific Research

10 must-have tech accessories under $10

<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>Technology can get expensive, but even the most useful tech doesn't have to cost that much.<p>Strip away a bunch of bells and whistles and you …

Wireless

Joel Embiid shows he can beat opponents physically and mentally with a masterful sequence

• <b>Joel Embiid trolled Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell into a cheap technical foul on Monday night.</b>• <b><br>After the game, Embiid openly admitted to flopping on the play, causing reporters to laugh at his bluntness on the matter.</b>• <b><br>The move shows Embiid's potential to become one of the legendary trash talkers in the</b> …

Joel Embiid

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas shares abuse allegations after being accused of 'victim shaming' her teammates

• <b>On Tuesday, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas accused former team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.</b>• <b><br>The two-time gold medalist wrote in an Instagram post that she didn't share her stories sooner because she was "conditioned to stay silent."</b>• <b><br>Douglas' allegations come several days after she was accused</b> …

Olympics

China is flying bombers and spy planes near Japan and telling Japan to 'not make a fuss' about it

On Saturday, a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Tu-154MD electronic-intelligence aircraft flew between the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Miyako — an area known as the Miyako Strait. The following day, four Xian H-6K long-range bombers and one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic-warfare …

South China Sea

Astronomers have discovered a bizarre-looking object that came from outside our solar system

Astronomers recently discovered a bizarre-looking object in our solar system that's unlike anything they've ever seen before. It's so peculiar that astronomers think it's not even from our solar system. They've dubbed this mysterious interstellar asteroid "Oumuamua." Following is a transcript of …

Universe

Walmart's most surprising top-selling items in every state

Walmart gathers more data than any other US retailer on what Americans are buying, thanks to its sheer size.<p>The company recently analyzed Walmart.com data to find out which items are the most popular in every state, and shared the results with Business Insider.<p>There were some products that were …

South Dakota

Here's How To Cook The Perfect Turkey In 90 Minutes Flat

There are innumerable ways to prepare your turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. But if you want something simple, delicious, and most importantly <i>fast</i>, this dry rub turkey recipe will get your bird on the table in 90 minutes.<p>Business Insider's own Sydney Kramer, who runs the food blog The Crepes of …

Recipes

Even if you're a huge 'Star Wars' fan, you probably shouldn't buy the new 'Star Wars' game

There's one stand-out feature of "Star Wars: Battlefront II:" It's ridiculously gorgeous.<p>The new game, which is available for Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4, and Windows PCs, is full of lovingly detailed scenes like the one above. Its visually stunning throughout, from its brief …

Gaming

Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to cover up a cyber attack that exposed the personal data of 57 million people

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to cover up a 2016 cyber attack that exposed the personal data of 57 million people, including both riders and drivers, Bloomberg's Eric Newcomer reported on Tuesday.<p>The data breach occurred in October 2016, according to Bloomberg, and former CEO Travis Kalanick became …

Uber

Holiday disaster looms as UPS workers threaten to strike

• <b>UPS aircraft mechanics are threatening to strike during the busy holiday shipping season</b>• <b><br>The workers are launching a national advertising campaign to fight what they are calling "massive reductions" to their health care benefits</b><p>UPS workers are threatening to go on strike amid the busy holiday …

United Parcel Service

Roy Moore's Democratic opponent quotes Ivanka Trump and Jeff Sessions in brutal attack ad

• <b>Doug Jones, the Democratic opponent of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, released an ad using top Republicans' statements against Moore.</b>• <b><br>Moore faces sexual misconduct allegations by a number of women who said Moore pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.</b>• <b><br>Ivanka Trump is quoted</b> …

Ivanka Trump

The Army wants to replace its new, $6 billion communications system after finding Russia and China could breach it

The US Army has concluded that its $6 billion battlefield communications system would likely be breached by Russia or China in the event of a big-power conflict, rendering it all but useless against sophisticated foes. The Army says it needs at least two years to come up with a new, more resilient …

Military

THE POINT-OF-SALE APP MARKETPLACES REPORT: How payments firms are upgrading their service offerings to meet evolving merchant demands

In an increasingly digitized world, brick-and-mortar retailers are facing immense pressure to understand and accommodate their customers’ changing needs, including at the point of sale (POS).<p>More than two years after the EMV liability shift in October 2015, most large merchants globally have …

eCommerce

The email script that convinced me to take dozens of meetings over the years is the same one I used to find a new job

• <b>Writer Stephanie Brown shares the one line that grew her network and secured interviews while she was unemployed.</b>• <b><br>Instead of saying she was looking for a job, should would ask, "I would love your advice on what you think I should do next."</b>• <b><br>But, you shouldn't be flattering to people just for the sake</b> …

Employment

TripAdvisor is under investigation from the FTC after it reportedly removed user accounts of rape and assault

• <b>The FTC is investigating TripAdvisor after the website reportedly removed user accounts of rape and assault.</b>• <b><br>TripAdvisor has since introduced a measure that allows a committee of employees to flag resorts that are deemed unsafe.</b><p>Travel recommendation website TripAdvisor drew the ire of users and …

Democrats

Roy Moore campaign press conference goes off the rails, as surrogates rant about accusers and 'fake polls' from Fox News

• <b>Campaign surrogates for Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, defended Moore on Tuesday at a fiery press conference.</b>• <b><br>Moore strategist Dean Young said Moore's accusers, the news media, and establishment Republicans were making up the allegations against Moore.</b>• <b><br>Young said</b> …

Elections

Atlanta Braves to be hammered by MLB, will reportedly lose 12 players and former GM has been barred for life over international signings scandal

• <b>The Atlanta Braves were docked 12 players and a draft pick for violating MLB's international prospect signing rules.</b>• <b><br>The Braves had reportedly been signing players by exceeding their bonus pool.</b>• <b><br>Former GM John Coppolella has been barred for life.</b><p>The Atlanta Braves have reportedly been hammered by MLB …

Baseball

GameStop spikes after the Nintendo Switch boosts sales (GME)

• <b>Shares of GameStop spiked as much as 15% after the video game retailer beat expectations. Shares have given up the majority of their gains and are now up 4%.</b>• <b><br>GameStop reported adjusted earnings of $0.54 cents per share, well above Wall Street's expected $0.44 that Wall Street was expecting.</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Markets

Cisco is linking up with Interpol to share data about the cyber criminals it finds on its network

• <b>On Tuesday, Cisco announced that it will share "cybercrime" data with the international police network Interpol.</b>• <b><br>The data includes information and analysis about security threats that Cisco already aggregates through an existing research arm, Cisco Talos.</b>• <b><br>The company said it won't share information</b> …

Cybersecurity

Longtime Democratic Rep. John Conyers denies sexual harassment settlements

• <b>Rep. John Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who said she was fired after she refused his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported Monday.</b>• <b><br>Conyers' office reportedly paid the woman $27,000 in a settlement that included a confidentiality agreement.</b>• <b><br>Former</b> …

Corruption

A new drug to treat HIV just got approved — and it could shake up a $22 billion market

• <b>The FDA just approved a new combination of drugs to treat HIV.</b>• <b><br>The treatment uses two drugs instead of three or more, which has been the standard.</b>• <b><br>The new approval could shake up the $22 billion HIV drug market.</b><p>The FDA approved a two-drug regimen for HIV for the first time on Tuesday.<p>The pill, which …

Pharma

The Keystone pipeline is far from certain

• <b>Nebraska's Public Service Commission voted 3-to-2 in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline.</b>• <b><br>TransCanada still needs to make a final investment decision on the project.</b>• <b><br>There are several hurdles that need to be cleared before TransCanada breaks ground.</b><p>The state of Nebraska just cleared one of the last …

Keystone XL