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'I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women': Morgan Freeman 'devastated' by accusations

(Reuters) - Actor Morgan Freeman said on Friday any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false and apologized to anyone he may have upset after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behavior or harassment.<p>The accusations against the Oscar-winning …

Morgan Freeman

One side effect from Trump's trade war could linger for years beyond his presidency

President Donald Trump has been very consistent about his message on trade, but the only thing consistent about his actual trade policies is how erratic they seem to be.<p>The problem is that Trump's use of "national security" as a justification for tariffs and other trade restrictions that are …

Donald Trump

THE AI DISRUPTION BUNDLE: The guide to understanding how artificial intelligence is impacting the world

<i>This is a preview of a research report bundle from Business Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't a part of the future of technology. AI <b>is</b> the future of technology.<p>Elon Musk and Mark …

Artificial Intelligence

The Victoria's Secret Angels are spending the week at a stunning private Beverly Hills mansion called 'Villa Victoria' — here's what's going down

The Victoria's Secret Angels, the supermodels associated with the lingerie brand, visit some pretty incredible locations for photoshoots and events — and this past week has been no exception.<p>The Angels have been hanging out at what the brand has called its "private Beverly Hills hotspot" dubbed …

Beverly Hills

This mom and her kid commute over a river by zipline every day because there's no bridge

This is a photo of Cha Huilan, a 40-year-old mother from a remote Chinese village, ziplining across the raging waters to head to her local market.<p>It's a commute that Cha, who lives in the southwestern Chinese village of Lazimi, makes often as she needs to buy medicine for her mother, according to …

Commuting

S&P 500 companies return $1 trillion to shareholders in tax-cut surge

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P 500 companies have returned a record $1 trillion to shareholders over the past year, helped by a recent surge in dividends and stock buybacks following sweeping corporate tax cuts introduced by Republicans, a report on Friday showed.<p>In the 12 months through March, S&P …

S&P 500

Theresa May's Brexit red lines will make Britain a 'haven for criminals'

LONDON — Theresa May has been accused of making Britain a "haven" for foreign criminals as European Union officials warn her Brexit red lines means Britain will be ejected from the European Arrest Warrant.<p>The European Commission has this week warned that Britain cannot continue to participate in …

United Kingdom

Trump's hard-line negotiation methods could be ruining the US's reputation

President Donald Trump has long branded himself as an expert negotiator.<p>In his 1987 book, the "Trump: The Art of the Deal," he called his approach to dealmaking an "art form."<p>"I'm really a great negotiator. I know how to negotiate," he has said.<p>However, as president, critics have lampooned Trump's …

Donald Trump

USC president C.L. Max Nikias agrees to step down over university gynecologist's sexual misconduct scandal

The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday.<p>The university's board has "agreed to …

Southern California

Court filing shows Tesla wants securities-fraud lawsuit dismissed

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla on Friday asked a court to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit by shareholders who said the electric vehicle maker gave false public statements about the progress of producing its new Model 3 sedan.<p>In a filing in federal court in San Francisco, Tesla said that its …

Tesla

TRUMP: US is having 'very productive talks' with North Korea on restoring summit plans

President Donald Trump indicated on Friday that the proposed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may still happen in Singapore next month.<p>"We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same …

Donald Trump

Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified details of the Russia investigation's origins

President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special …

Donald Trump

Putin has lost faith in Trump's promise to improve US-Russia relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his hopes for improved relations with the US under President Donald Trump are all but dashed.<p>Putin blamed political firestorms that are currently engulfing the Trump administration, and offered up a veiled criticism of the ongoing Russia investigation, which he …

Russia

Apple sees steep increase in US national security-related data requests

Apple on Friday issued its twice yearly transparency report on government data requests, showing another sharp increase in US national security-related requests.<p>Apple said it received as many as 16,249 national security requests affecting up to 8,249 accounts during the second half of 2017. The …

App Store

'Game of Thrones' fans finally have the answer to a mysterious leaked set photo that sent the internet into a frenzy

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO's "Game of Thrones."</b><p>HBO has an infamously tough job when it comes to keeping the lid on "Game of Thrones" spoilers. But showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss managed to fool would-be leakers at least once, and now we finally have the backstory of their successful …

TV Series

Trump issues executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers

President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate criticism from a group representing federal employees.<p>Administration officials said the orders would …

Donald Trump

The best waterproof speaker I've tested is $25 cheaper right now

<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>JBL<p>Summer is almost here, which means it's time for a lot more time spent outdoors, specifically around water. Tech and water haven't …

Gear & Gadgets

Exit polls suggest voters in Ireland overwhelmingly support changing Constitution to legalize abortion

The people of Ireland are set to liberalize some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws by a landslide, an exit poll showed on Friday, as voters demanded change in what two decades ago was one of Europe's most socially conservative countries.<p>The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI exit poll suggested …

Voting

It looks like 3 of the biggest issues in Michael Cohen's case are going to be addressed in his next hearing

We now have a pretty solid idea of what is going to be addressed during Michael Cohen's upcoming court date on Wednesday.<p>The US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York filed a joint letter Friday with the lawyers for Cohen, President Donald Trump, adult-film star Stormy Daniels, and …

Donald Trump

Apple won $539 million from Samsung in a patent lawsuit — an amount that's barely noticeable against Apple's net profts

The $539 million that Apple won in its patent infringement case against Samsung is fairly insignificant compared to the some $300 million of profit Apple has made in the years since it filed the suit in 2011. The money is nice, but for Apple, the real victory probably comes from the principle of …

Patents

Colombia has arrested Pablo Escobar's former top hit man — and the US helped bring him in

Authorities in Colombia working with US counterparts have arrested a self-proclaimed former hitman for Pablo Escobar, underscoring how the Andean nation continues to take down key figures in Medellín's criminal world with help from the United States.<p>Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, alias "Popeye," was …

South America

Aides to a GOP congressman say they spent most of their days chauffeuring their boss's family and cleaning up dog poop

Ex-staffers and interns for GOP Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) claim that instead of being able to fully focus on their duties of working on legislation and helping serve constituents, they were treated like glorified housekeepers and butlers, according to a report from Politico.<p>Four former aides …

U.S. Congress

How to Build a Robo Advisor: Advice for Starting a Robo Advisory

Starting a robo advisor service combines financially savvy with big data analytics, as well as a comprehensive understanding to how robo advisors work.<p>How Do Robo Advisors Work?<p>Robo advisors are platforms that leverage algorithms to handle users' investment platforms. These services analyze each …

Robo-advisors

12 celebrities you didn't know were born rich

Plenty of your favorite celebrities have a rags to riches story, but do you know about the ones that have gone from rich to richer? Sure, you've heard the stories about stars like Emma Roberts — whose aunt is Julia Roberts — and the infamous Barrymore family, but there are even more stars who were …

Ariana Grande

Google and Bing could be made to pay for showing snippets of news articles in Europe

Search engines like Google and Microsoft's Bing could be made to pay for showing snippets of news articles under draft copyright rules endorsed by European Union ambassadors on Friday.<p>The measure, which is not yet final, would allow press publishers to ask search engines to pay them for showing …

Tech Industry

Obama made a joke about ‘the modern presidency’ and people ‘going to jail’

When President Barack Obama was in office, he tried to be a good boss to the people working for him at the White House, he said onstage Wednesday at a tech conference in Las Vegas hosted by identity security company Okta.<p>Doing so was very important to him and first lady Michelle Obama, he said, …

Donald Trump

7 surprising things you didn't know about North Korea

Considering that North Korea — formally (and ironically) known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea — is commonly referred to as a "hermit kingdom," quite a lot is known about this reclusive, isolated nation of 25 million people.<p>Its recent ballistic missile tests made headlines around the …

North Korea

About 40 US soldiers held off hundreds of Russian mercenaries in a brutal firefight in Syria

Roughly 40 US commandos held off around 500 pro-Syrian government forces — including Russian mercenaries — in an intense firefight in early February, The New York Times reported.<p>The battle reportedly lasted four hours, and by the end, between 200 to 300 of the pro-Syrian government forces, loyal to …

Middle East

People are sharing their worst first date stories and they will make you laugh and cringe all at the same time

First dates can be tough.<p>Plagued by awkward silences, rogue drink orders and cumbersome end-of-the-night fumblings, it's seldom a recipe for instant romance.<p>Hence why frustrated singletons and daters alike have shared their horror stories on Reddit, possibly as a means of cathartic expression.<p>From …

Relationships

13 food pairings to help you lose weight faster

The rule even applies to what you choose to put in your weight loss smoothies each morning. See, some ingredients work best à deux by boosting each others' nutrient absorption or improving taste or texture.<p>"There are certain foods that have synergistic relationships with another," says Bonnie …

Nutrition