Rocket Lab’s launch failure prompts support from SpaceX’s Elon Musk

Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck at the company's Auckland, New Zealand, headquarters in 2015. Phil Walter/Getty Images Rocket Lab, a private spaceflight firm in New Zealand, failed to deliver seven satellites to orbit following a launch on Saturday.The company's founder and CEO, Peter Beck, publicly apologized on Twitter to his customers for the loss of…
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Airports empty as NSW closes borders with Victoria | Photos

As the final hours until the NSW government closes its borders with Victoria, Melbourne’s airport looked more like a ghost town as flights to Sydney dry up.Since Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Monday that the NSW-Victoria border would be closed from 11.59pm on Tuesday. The deadline resulted in Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia being forced…

Comcast’s Peacock streaming strategy targets free users, cord cutters

Matt Strauss. Comcast This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. NBCUniversal's flagship streaming service, Peacock, lands nationally on July 15, with a free tier and two subscription plans.Peacock chairman Matt Strauss said its Spotify-like freemium model is even more relevant amid the global pandemic, as economic…

What I learned about being Black after a cop pointed a gun at me when I was 12 years old

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a predominately Black neighborhood but was bused to a school in a predominantly white suburb.After a school dance when I was in the fourth grade, a cop stopped my friends and I — all Black kids — with his gun drawn. He said he was looking for suspects…

Apple stops short of pausing user data requests from Hong Kong police

On Monday, Facebook, Google, and Twitter suspended data requests from Hong Kong police. It follows China unilaterally passing a sweeping new national security law in the semi-autonomous city.Apple said it is "assessing" the impact of the law on human rights, but stopped short of promising to pause data-processing requests from local authorities.An Apple spokesperson told…

Stock picks to buy: Tech, ecommerce choices from most accurate analyst

Colin Sebastian Screengrab/YouTube This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Colin Sebastian is the most accurate analyst covering consumer discretionary stocks, according to analyst-ranking firm TipRanks. Sebastian covers online shopping, advertising, and video game companies, many of which have seen spectacular gains during the coronavirus pandemic.He told…
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Burning Man, Bird, a16z, Yeezy among recipients of PPP loans

The Burning Man festival received between $2 million and $5 million in PPP loans. Jim Urquhart/Reuters The Trump administration on Monday released a list of the companies that received the largest sums of money distributed through the Paycheck Protection Program, which was set up to combat the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.A number of…

Stock picks to buy: Tech, ecommerce choices from most accurate analyst

Colin Sebastian Screengrab/YouTube This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Colin Sebastian is the most accurate analyst covering consumer discretionary stocks, according to analyst-ranking firm TipRanks. Sebastian covers online shopping, advertising, and video game companies, many of which have seen spectacular gains during the coronavirus pandemic.He told…

Sen. Duckworth blasts Tucker Carlson after he questions her patriotism

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois in a one-sentence tweet lambasted Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday evening.Carlson made flippant remarks about Duckworth's military service and her "unimpressive" demeanor."Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?" the double-amputee Army National Guard veteran…

Springfield-Greene County Health Department confirms 35 new COVID-19 cases Monday; releases list of possible community exposures

Posted: Mon 6:21 PM, Jul 06, 2020 &nbsp|&nbsp Updated: Mon 6:54 PM, Jul 06, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield-Greene County Health Department released several potential community exposures from seven COVID-19 positive patients. Health leaders reported 35 new cases Monday bringing the total to 372 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. And health leader say…

WSAZ Investigates | Making ‘sense’ of a nationwide coin shortage

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - We’re already starting to see signs pop up at businesses around the Tri-State announcing “exact change only.”These are another unforeseen complication from the COVID-19 pandemic. During many stay at home orders, few people were spending the change in their wallet.The federal government says the coins are out there, but due to…

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Prison officials want to ensure Ghislaine Maxwell doesn’t meet same fate as Jeffrey Epstein

Accused Jeffrey Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell was quietly transferred on Monday from New Hampshire to a Brooklyn federal prison in New York City, where she’ll await trial pending a bail hearing.Maxwell, who was arrested in a million-dollar rural mansion last week, was moved by U.S. Marshals to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park on Monday…
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I make my own masks at home: Cashiers brave the front line in virus-wracked France

A supermarket worker was spat at by a customer attempting to stockpile Pot Noodles while another was told: "I hope you get...

Ty: Mercury-nominated UK rapper dies of coronavirus, aged 47

Image copyright Getty Images Ty, the acclaimed, Mercury-nominated UK rapper, has died aged 47 after contracting coronavirus.The Nigerian-British musician was known for a witty, mature style that owed more to the old-school US rappers than the grittier street sounds of London.In 2004, his second album, Upwards, was nominated for the Mercury Prize alongside Amy Winehouse,…

David Sedaris: ‘Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads is pretty much the best thing ever’

The book I am currently readingHidden Valley Road. It’s a nonfiction book about a family with 12 children, half of whom turn out to be schizophrenic. In the opening pages the mother sews a live bird’s eyes shut. And she’s one of the few who isn’t mentally ill! The book that changed my lifeKurt Vonnegut’s…

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Trapped at home: Domestic violence victims at high risk in coronavirus confinement

A supermarket worker was spat at by a customer attempting to stockpile Pot Noodles while another was told: "I hope you get...

Rubio and the Rise of the Neoreactionaries

Maybe the Republican establishment is finally ready to part ways with its market fundamentalismOnly the reactionary is really capable of being a moderate. Only we stand sufficiently aloof from modernity to judge it dispassionately. A healthy pessimism inoculates us against the two really fatal temptations in politics: reckless optimism and impotent despair. T.S. Eliot summed…

Post-Cold War Triumphalism and Kennan’s Warning

George F. Kennan in 1947  (Library of Congress) Andrew Bacevich describes how the U.S. learned all the wrong lessons from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War:You won’t hear it from any of the candidates vying to succeed Trump, but we are still haunted by our false conception of…

The Modernity of Robinson Crusoe, an American Art Pioneer, and Resurrecting James Dean

Washington’s new language museum, Planet Word, will open on May 31st: “The museum will be housed in the historic Franklin School Building, built by architect Adolf Cluss in 1869. History nerds know it as the place where Alexander Graham Bell made the first-ever wireless voice transmission in 1880. Visitors to the free museum will encounter…

The Forgotten Treasure In These American Lands

“All that is constant about the California of my childhood is the rate at which it disappears.”—Joan Didion, “Notes From a Native Daughter”Idaho’s Treasure Valley lies in the western Snake River plain, a stretch of semi-arid land with sagebrush-covered hillsides and green river valleys. My great-great-great-grandparents homesteaded there in the early 20th century. As a…
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Airports empty as NSW closes borders with Victoria | Photos

As the final hours until the NSW government closes its borders with Victoria, Melbourne’s airport looked more like a ghost town as flights to Sydney dry up.Since Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Monday that the NSW-Victoria border would be closed from 11.59pm on Tuesday. The deadline resulted in Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia being forced…

Coronavirus Victoria: Statewide lockdown looms as cases expected to spike

The threat of a statewide lockdown is still looming over Victoria, after the state recorded another record spike in COVID-19 cases.Victorian health authorities have confirmed another 191 cases were recorded overnight, bringing the state’s total to 2824 after 27 previous cases were reclassified.The Australian reports Victoria could announce a four-week lockdown from this afternoon.That would…

Coronavirus in Victoria: State-wide lockdown critical, COVID-19 ‘out of control’

There’s now no doubt that Victoria is experiencing a concerning second wave of coronavirus infections that authorities seem to have no control of, and drastic action will be needed.That’s the view of Professor Adrian Esterman, a biostatistics expert and epidemiologist at the University of South Australia, whose described the situation as “almost chaotic”.It was announced…
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Ibuprofen should not be used for managing symptoms, say doctors and scientists

A supermarket worker was spat at by a customer attempting to stockpile Pot Noodles while another was told: "I hope you get...

Comedian Rickey Smiley’s daughter shot twice and hospitalised in Houston road rage shootout

Comedian Rickey Smiley reveals his daughter was shot twice and hospitalised in Houston road rage shootoutAaryn Smiley, 19, was injured in crossfire while on her way to WhataburgerShe was shot by a passing vehicle while sat in a car that stopped at a red lightFather Rickey Smiley, 51, revealed his daughter had to have surgery…

Kourtney Kardashian Says She’s Set “Free” After “Toxic” Experience on KUWTK

Kourtney Kardashian Felt Like She Was on a Hamster WheelKourtney Kardashian is doing what makes her happy.The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star articulates this very point in her cover story for the July/August issue of Vogue Arabia. Namely, Kris Jenner's oldest gets candid about her break from the limelight, including the decision to limit…

In Paris, Haute Couture Face Masks for All

The seamstresses of Chanel, Dior and more formed a network to make face masks in quarantine. They’re not done working together.A linen dress stitched by seamstresses of the Tissuni collective, many of them from couture houses like Chanel and Dior.July 7, 2020Updated 7:51 a.m. ETThere are disposable masks bought in bulk: light blue, three-ply, fastened…

Kate Middleton Is Reportedly ‘More of a Team Player Than a Leader’ in the British Royal Family

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most popular members of the British royal family. Married to the future leader of the monarchy, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine is a working royal. A style icon, parent, amateur photographer, champion of causes, the Duchess of Cambridge is a modern royal. One thing she’s not?…
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Coronavirus Victoria: Residents slam lockdown, fear suburbs will be added

Melbourne residents have slammed “unfair” stay-at-home orders amid fears the state’s lockdown could be extended or broadened to the entire state as Victoria’s case number continue to rise. Residents in nine of Victoria‘s biggest public housing towers woke to a significant police presence after their first night in strict lockdown. No one is allowed out…

Lionel Messi upset with Barcelona as contract talks stall, per report

What could this mean for one of the world's biggest soccer stars in 2021? Jul 2, 2020 at 11:02 pm ET1 min read Getty Images Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has halted contract talks with the Catalonian club due to frustrations over media leaks that paint him out to be a troublemaker within the organization, according…

Elon Musk denies Jeffrey Epstein toured SpaceX facilities

Elon Musk on Saturday denied that the late convicted sex offender and multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was given a tour of a SpaceX facility. A photo showed Musk with Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's alleged co-conspirator who was arrested on Thursday, raising questions about his relationship to Musk. In a statement to Vanity Fair last year, Musk distanced himself from…

Metallica Honor Ennio Morricone: ‘Your Career was Legendary, Your Compositions Timeless’

At every Metallica show since the Eighties — before the riffs, solos and drum fills — there’s a rumble of timpani and piano and the lonesome keen of an oboe. Those instruments comprise the opening moments of composer Ennio Morricone’s “The Ecstasy of Gold,” one of his most famous compositions from one of his most…

Dow futures up more than 200 points after Nasdaq hits record to start third quarter

Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes rose early Thursday as investors awaited two closely watched jobs reports on the week's final day of trading ahead of the July Fourth holiday.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated an opening gain of more than 200 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures also traded in positive territory.The premarket…