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Prince Harry says that no one in the royal family really wants to rise to the throne

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the royal family really wishes to rise to the throne — and that it is duty, rather than desire, that prompts them to continue serving the British people.<p>In an interview with Newsweek magazine, Harry said the House of Windsor is "not …

Royal Family

Tesla hired a top AI expert to lead a critical aspect of Autopilot — here's what we know

Tesla has completely shaken up its Autopilot team, and its newest addition is Andrej Karpathy, the new director of artificial intelligence and Autopilot vision.<p>Karpathy will replace David Nistér, Tesla's VP of Autopilot vision, who left the company quietly in March to join NVIDIA, according to his …

Machine Learning

This inexpensive kitchen gadget might be the easiest way to make breakfast before work

<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>Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but carving out enough time to cook a well-balanced meal before leaving for work can be …

Brunch

Trump's influence may be behind Saudi Arabia's decision to appoint new prince

Riyadh (AFP) - Closer ties between Saudi Arabia and US President Donald Trump's administration helped pave the way for a succession shake-up making a 31-year-old prince the kingdom's de facto ruler, analysts say.<p>On Wednesday King Salman, 81, named his son Mohammed bin Salman crown prince and heir …

Middle East

American Airlines is popping on the news Qatar Airways wants to buy a 10% stake (AAL)

American Airlines is flying high Thursday morning.<p>Shares of the company are up almost 6% in premarket trading after Qatar Airways announced its plans to make a "significant investment" in the US-based airline. The investment would amount to roughly 10% of American Airlines, or about $81 …

Airlines

2 German teenagers shot at the king of Thailand with rubber pellets

Berlin (AFP) - Thailand's king was targeted by two teenagers firing rubber pellets while he was cycling in southern Germany's Bavaria, prosecutors told AFP on Wednesday.<p>"I can confirm that on June 10 at around 11pm, two young boys aged 13 and 14 fired rubber pellets with a toy that we call an …

Thailand

The 5 best smartphones in the world you can buy right now

There's a lot of clutter in the smartphone market, but we've narrowed down the top 5 smartphones that you should consider buying. From the iPhone 7 to the OnePlus 3T, these are the best smartphones in the world right now.<p><i>Check out this guide for a complete, thorough ranking.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On …

OnePlus 3T

The GOP healthcare bill could slash megadonor Sheldon Adelson's tax bill by more than $40 million

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson could stand to benefit heavily from the House plan to overhaul America's healthcare system.<p>A new report from the Center for American Progress Acion Fund, a liberal think tank, and Tax March found that Adelson …

Sheldon Adelson

The best summer vacation spot in every state

You don't need to go far to have an epic summer vacation.<p>Sure, Europe is nice, but travelers often forget how many wonderful places are located right here in the United States.<p>From local gems to world-famous spots, we've found the best summer vacation destination in every state.

National Parks

We ate at the controversial Trump Grill restaurant — here's what happened

The Trump Grill has been the subject of brutal critique.<p>In December, Vanity Fair published a harsh takedown of the Trump Tower restaurant, saying the grill "could be the worst restaurant in America."<p>The next day, the president-elect tweeted: "Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of …

Donald Trump

The best airline in the world has a new weapon to stay ahead of the competition

On Tuesday, Qatar Airways was crowned the Best Airline in the World by leading consumer aviation website Skytrax for the fourth time since 2011.<p>Also taking top honors at the Skytrax World Airline Awards is the airline's stellar business class offering. In fact, this is the second year in a row …

Airlines

NFL athletes, supermodels, and the US Army all swear by this former Navy SEAL’s affordable workout gear

<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>What do you get when you put a Navy SEAL, a jujitsu belt, and some parachute webbing in a room together?<p>Well, if you’re lucky, a wildly …

Exercise

Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

REUTERS/Johannes Eisele<p>Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of markets this Thursday:<p>Banks will release the results of stress tests after the close today.<br>• Tech shares have not bucked their downward trend just yet.<br>• The MSCI inclusion is giving a bump to the Chinese stocks.<br>• Gold, …

Markets

EU President Donald Tusk still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk says that he still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed even though the negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union officially started this week.<p>Tusk has made the comments a few hours before a bilateral meeting with …

Brexit

Trump and the new Saudi crown prince have the same view on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's new crown prince and likely next king shares U.S. President Donald Trump's hawkish view of Iran, but a more confrontational approach toward Tehran carries a risk of escalation in an unstable region, current and former U.S. officials said.<p>Iran will almost …

Middle East

A Wall-Streeter-turned-Googler says bankers could do great things for tech, if only they could get past the job interview

Sameer Syed believes that Wall Street alumni have a lot to offer the tech world — but he knows firsthand how hard switching industries can be.<p>Syed started off as an investment banker at JPMorgan, landing his first job as an analyst in 2007. In 2012, he left to join the realm of tech startups.<p>Today, …

Employment

Qatar Airways wants to buy a 10% stake in American Airlines

American Airlines on Thursday said it received an unsolicited notice from Qatar Airways to make a "significant investment."<p>In a conversation between the CEOs of both companies, Qatar said it wanted to buy about 10% of public shares, American Airlines said in a regulatory filing.<p>Qatar Airways filed …

Airlines

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway gives embattled Canadian lender Home Capital a $1.5 billion lifeline

(Reuters) - Home Capital Group Inc said billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc will provide a new C$2 billion ($1.50 billion) line of credit to its unit Home Trust Co, ending the Canadian lender's strategic review process.<p>Berkshire will also indirectly buy C$400 million of Home …

Stocks

Altice USA prices its IPO at $30 a share

(Reuters) - Altice USA Inc, the cable operator that Netherlands-based Altice NV formed by acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, said on Wednesday it had raised $1.9 billion in an initial public offering.<p>Taking Altice USA public will give Altice's founder, French billionaire Patrick …

Markets

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, SNAP)

Reuters/Lucas Jackson<p>Here is what you need to know.<p><b>Oil is on track for its worst first-half performance since 1997.</b> Oil has tumbled by more than 20% in 2017.<p><b>The kiwi spikes after New Zealand's central bank keeps policy on hold.</b> The New Zealand dollar, often referred to as the kiwi, is higher by …

Markets

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know.<p><b>Oil is on track for its worst first-half performance since 1997.</b> Oil has tumbled by more than 20% in 2017.<p><b>The kiwi spikes after New Zealand's central bank keeps policy on hold.</b> The New Zealand dollar, often referred to as the kiwi, is higher by 0.5% at .7260 against …

Markets

The safety net of the stock bull market is vanishing — but it may not matter

Share repurchases have been a crucial backbone for the eight-year bull market.<p>On several occasions during the period, the US stock market has looked devoid of any positive catalysts, relying heavily on buybacks to keep share prices afloat.<p>This was never more true than during the S&P 500's …

Markets

How a Chinese factory could drive demand for Tesla vehicles far higher

Electric-car maker Tesla may be close to making the final arrangements with the city of Shanghai for a car factory in the Chinese market, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.<p>An agreement with the city could be official as early as this week, Bloomberg said, citing "people familiar with the matter."<p>Making …

Autos

Visitors threw $1.5 million into Rome's Trevi Fountain last year — here's where all those coins go

It's no novel idea to toss a coin into a fountain and make a wish, but there's something particularly romantic about doing so at the Trevi Fountain in Rome.<p>The legend comes from the 1950s Academy Award-winning film "Three Coins in the Fountain": Throw a coin into the famed Fontana di Trevi, …

Rome

Trump unloads on Democrats, news media and pitches solar-paneled border wall at Iowa campaign rally

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, under siege in Washington, defended his record at a raucous political rally in Iowa on Wednesday, rejecting a Russia investigation as a witch hunt and saying he was succeeding against all odds, despite no major legislative …

Donald Trump

A juror on the Bill Cosby trial says there were 2 holdouts that blocked a guilty verdict

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a hung jury on Saturday because two holdouts refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian after 52 hours of tense deliberations, a juror told ABC News on Wednesday.<p>The juror, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the jury …

Justice

Texas group backing Trump's unsubstantiated voter-fraud claim is short of cash, scaling back its 2016 election audit

The Houston-based organization that fueled President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that “millions” of people voted illegally in the 2016 election says it’s scaling back its effort to catalogue the <b></b>fraudulent votes it alleged.<p>True The Vote, a watchdog group focused on “election integrity,” …

Government

'I just don't want a poor person': Trump explains why he added billionaire Wall Street execs to his Cabinet

President Donald Trump on Wednesday night offered some insight into why he added several Wall Street executives to his Cabinet.<p>"So somebody said, 'Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?'" Trump told supporters during a rally at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, …

Donald Trump

HONG KONG WARNS: Its housing bubble is a 'dangerous situation'

The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar. Hong Kong’s monetary policy is follows the Fed’s monetary policy. The Fed has embarked on a tightening cycle, raising rates four times so far. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has followed each time. Last week, it raised its policy rate by 25 basis …

Housing

It is sounding more and more like Kristaps Porzingis could be traded on Thursday

The baffling Kristaps Porzingis rumors won't go away and now it is starting to sound like a deal could happen on draft day.<p>Previously it was reported that the Knicks had been listening to offers for Porzingis. While that could have been interpreted as Phil Jackson and the Knicks just doing their …

NBA