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Thursday, February 13, 2020

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The Astros said their cheating scheme 'didn't impact the game' and players shouldn't be held accountable in a cringeworthy press conference

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:36 AM PST

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  • The Houston Astros held a press conference to address their electronic sign-stealing scheme from 2017.
  • After having third baseman Alex Bregman and second baseman Jose Altuve speak briefly, Astros owner Jim Crane and new manager Dusty Baker took questions.
  • Many felt the Astros handled the press conference poorly, with Crane saying he didn't think the scheme impacted the game, players shouldn't be punished, and the Astros were apologizing for breaking the rules.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

On Thursday, the Houston Astros held a press conference with team owner Jim Crane and new manager Dusty Baker to publicly apologize and address the cheating scheme that has rocked MLB.

While the Astros did technically apologize, the press conference delivered a convoluted message about who was responsible for the scheme, why it wasn't stopped, and how it impacted the game.

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Get a sneak peek into the most trusted social media platforms of 2019

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:36 AM PST

Jeff weinerStephen Lam/Getty Images

Digital trust is the confidence people have in a platform to protect their information and provide a safe environment for them to create and engage with content. Consumers' trust in social platforms impacts how they interact with ads, and benchmarking trust can help social platforms win ad dollars and instruct advertisers how to allocate budget effectively.

In our third annual Digital Trust Report, we evaluate consumer perception of seven major social networks – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Pinterest – across six different pillars: Security, Legitimacy, Community, User Experience, Shareability, and Relevance.

The complete 2019 Digital Trust Enterprise Edge Report is available exclusively for Business Insider Intelligence Enterprise subscribers — our corporate clients.

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Harvey Weinstein's attorney Donna Rotunno said in her closing argument that women should be more 'responsible' for their lives

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:35 AM PST

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  • During her closing statement in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, his lawyer Donna Rotunno argued that his alleged victims didn't take enough responsibility for themselves.
  • "In their universe, women are not responsible for the parties they attend, the men they flirt with, the hotel room invitations, the plane tickets they expect, the jobs they hope to obtain," she told jurors.
  • In an interview with Insider before the trial, Rotunno said her opposition to the #MeToo movement is part of her feminist philosophy.
  • Jurors will hear the prosecution's closing statements Friday before receiving deliberation instructions next week from the judge. 
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Donna Rotunno, the lead defense attorney in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, made a promise in her opening statements: That the jury would not hear any "victim-shaming."

In her closing statements Thursday, however, Rotunno argued that women should be responsible for themselves. She said that his alleged victims, Jessica Mann and Miriam Haley.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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The first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided says he pooped his pants less than halfway through - and had to continue using the same underwear for 38 days

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:33 AM PST

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  • Colin O'Brady became the first person to cross the continent of Antarctica — alone and unsupported by a re-supply or kite — in late 2018. 
  • He completed the trek wearing just one pair of underwear, in order to save precious space and weight on his sled for more food and essential gear.
  • In a new memoir about his voyage, O'Brady reveals how one impulsive night of bingeing on his food rations turned messy.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

After 15 days of pulling a nearly 400-pound sled across a treacherously windy Antarctica, Colin O'Brady was hungry, his willpower depleted. 

"I woke up during the night feeling overwhelmed and ganged-up on, my defenses down," O'Brady wrote in his new memoir about the expedition, "The Impossible First." 

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Trump just put a 29-year-old fired for his alleged financial crimes in charge of all personnel decisions

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:32 AM PST

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  • John McEntee, President Donald Trump's former body man who was fired in 2018 amid an investigation into his alleged financial crimes, will lead the Presidential Personnel Office, multiple news outlets reported Thursday. 
  • Former White House chief of staff John Kelly forced McEntee out over issues with the young aide's security clearance. 
  • McEntee was also the subject of a financial-crimes investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

John McEntee, President Donald Trump's former body man who was fired in 2018 amid an investigation into his alleged financial crimes, will lead the Presidential Personnel Office, multiple news outlets reported Thursday. 

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly forced McEntee out over issues with the young aide's security clearance. The issues were related to online gambling problems and mishandling of his taxes, the Wall Street Journal reported.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Netflix's share of US time spent with digital video will decline for the first time in 2020

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:30 AM PST

The Forecasting Team at eMarketer combs thousands of vetted sources each day to create forward-looking estimates into the future of a company, trend, or industry. Their rigorous process distills the data and contextualizes it for subscribers.

eMarketer's latest estimates show that Netflix's share of daily digital video time among US adults reached a peak in 2019 at 27.0%, and will fall for the first time in 2020 to 26.4%.

Time Spent on Netflix.

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NATO gave Polish firefighters an award for putting out a US Stryker armored vehicle that burst into flames

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:26 AM PST

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  • NATO's battle group in Poland gave local firefighters an award this week for their response to a burning armored vehicle last month.
  • The swift response by the firefighters from Pisz, Poland, saved the burning Stryker from being totally lost.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The leaders of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence battle group in Poland honored Polish firefighters on Monday for their response when a US Army Stryker armored vehicle caught fire at the end of January.

The Stryker burst into flames on the side of a road outside the village of Gorzekaly, in northeast Poland near the Lithuanian border, on January 28. Its crew was able to pull over but unable to put out the fire and instead called local emergency responders.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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The 7 best hotel credit cards from Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and more

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:23 AM PST

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The best hotel credit cards of 2020:

When considering a hotel credit card, it's important to factor in your travel goals: Are you looking to stay at a five-star resort in the Maldives? Or do you want to be able to book a cheap staycation once or twice a year without paying an exorbitant annual fee?

It's also important to consider the card's welcome bonus, recurring benefits, ease of earning free nights via credit card spending, category bonuses, and elite status perks (if any). With that in mind, here are the best hotel credit cards.

Keep in mind that we're focusing on the rewards and perks that make these credit cards great options, not things like interest rates and late fees, which will far outweigh the value of any points or miles. It's important to practice financial discipline when using credit cards by paying your balances in full each month, making payments on time, and only spending what you can afford to pay back.

Hilton Honors Aspire Card

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Welcome bonus: 150,000 points after you spend $4,000 in the first three months

Annual bonus: Weekend night reward after renewal, plus an additional night after $60,000 spent in a calendar year.

Category bonuses: 14x points at Hilton hotels, 7x points on flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies,  and at US restaurants (3x points on everything else)

Complimentary elite status: Hilton Honors Diamond

Annual fee: $450

The Hilton Honors Aspire Card is hands-down the best co-branded hotel credit card out there. For starters, with the 150,000-point welcome bonus, you can book upwards of 30 free nights, depending on the hotel category. But high-end redemptions aren't too far off, either. For example, with these points you can cover two free nights at the Hilton Waikoloa Village or the LondonHouse Chicago.

The card comes with top-tier Hilton Diamond status, which gets you free breakfast, lounge access, and a 100% bonus on points earned via paid stays.

The Hilton Honors Aspire Card also offers a free weekend night reward when you renew your card, plus an extra free night when you spend $60,000 in a calendar year. Travelers will appreciate up to $250 in annual Hilton resort statement credits, up to $250 in annual airline incidental credits, and Priority Pass Select membership. You'll also earn up to $100 in on-property credits when you book a 2-night minimum Hilton stay at qualifying properties on HiltonHonors.com/aspirecard. The Hilton Honors Aspire card really goes above and beyond in providing exceptional value and a VIP travel experience at every turn.

Click here to learn more about the Hilton Honors Aspire card from American Express »



IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

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Welcome bonus: 80,000 points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months

Annual bonus: Anniversary reward night at IHG hotels worldwide. Plus, earn 10,000 bonus points after you spend $20,000 on purchases and make one additional purchase each account anniversary year

Category bonuses: 25x points when you stay at an IHG hotel, 2x points at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants, and 1x points on all other purchases

Complimentary elite status: Platinum elite status

Annual fee: $89

The IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card is one of the best hotel cards in terms of value. In exchange for an $89 annual fee, cardholders get access to impressive perks like complimentary Platinum elite status, a fourth night free on award bookings, and a $100 Global Entry or $85 TSA PreCheck fee credit every four years. Additionally, cardholders earn a reward night every year, which can be used at any IHG hotel worldwide that costs up to 40,000 points per night.

IHG free nights range from 10,000 - 70,000 points per night. With 80,000 points from the IHG Rewards Club Premier card, you could cover eight free nights. Additionally, IHG offers rates as low as 5,000 points per night through the PointBreaks promotion.

Click here to learn more about the IHG Rewards Club Premier card »



Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card

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Welcome bonus: 125,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after you spend $2,000 in purchases in the first three months. 

Annual bonus: Weekend night reward after you spend $15,000 in a calendar year

Category bonuses: 12x points at Hilton hotels, 6x points at restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations in the US, 3x points on all other purchases

Complimentary elite status: Hilton Gold status (upgrade to Hilton Diamond after spending $40,000 in a calendar year)

Annual fee: $95

With free nights at Hilton ranging from 5,000 - 95,000 points, the current welcome bonus on the Hilton Honors Surpass Card will cover one to 30 free nights. Add in the free weekend night and you're looking at even more free nights. Of course, not everyone is looking to redeem their points at a low-category hotel. Even if you opt for a top-tier redemption, you've got at least two free nights covered with this welcome bonus (assuming one is a weekend night).

The reason why the Hilton Honors Surpass card earns a high spot on this list of top hotel cards is because of how easy it is to earn a free night via credit card spending. While some cards require upwards of $40,000 for a free night at a top-tier hotel, it takes just $31,667 on the Hilton Honors Surpass card. Add in the generous category bonuses on everyday spending, and earning free nights becomes even easier.

The Hilton Honors Surpass card doesn't slack off when it comes to travel perks, either. Cardholders receive instant Gold elite status, with the ability to upgrade to Diamond after spending $40,000 in a calendar year. Hilton Gold status perks are equivalent to what most other reward programs offer top-tier elites: Free breakfast, room upgrades based on availability, bonus points, and the possibility of club lounge access (assuming you've been upgraded to a Club room). This is a solid card for those who want elite status perks and the ability to rack up free nights quickly.

Click here to learn more about the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass card »




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A Ball State University professor called police on a black student who refused to switch seats. Now the professor won't be teaching for the rest of the semester.

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:21 AM PST

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  • A professor at Ball State University called police on a black student Sultan Benson in January for refusing to change seats in class.
  • When police arrived, students came to Benson's defense. Benson agreed to leave the classroom.
  • On Wednesday, the university announced that the professor, Shaheen Borna, is not returning to teach.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

A professor at Ball State University who called police on a black student will not return to teach for the rest of the semester. 

Shaheen Borna, a Ball State marketing professor who joined faculty in 1983, came under fire in January after he called police on college senior Sultan "Mufasa" Benson for refusing to change seats during class. 

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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California wildfire victims could become PG&E's biggest shareholders after a settlement — and assume the financial risk of future fires

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:20 AM PST

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  • Utility company PG&E — deemed responsible for hundreds of lethal wildfires in California — is looking to pay billions worth of settlement fees with its own stock, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
  • The move would place financial risk of future fires on past victims, attorneys told The Journal, as disasters could cut into the stock price and even push regulatory fines on the claimants if they receive enough shares.
  • Others said that leaving victims ownership of the company responsible for their duress creates an unfair burden.
  • "Many of the victims feel, on principle, an unwillingness to be made owners of the company that burned their houses down," a Santa Rosa, California, resident who lost his home to a 2017 fire told The Journal.
  • Watch PG&E trade live here.

Utility company PG&E is looking to pay half of a $13.5 billion wildfire settlement through its own stock, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, pushing the financial risk of future fires on past victims.

The company's settlement plan would establish a trust for fire victims holding cash and company stock, according to The Journal. The fund would hold nearly 21% of all PG&E shares once the company emerges from bankruptcy, and begin selling stakes over several years to pay settlement fees.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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10 reality dating shows that you can stream right now

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:17 AM PST

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  • With Peter Weber's season of "The Bachelor" in full swing and Netflix's new series "Love is Blind" debuting this week, there's no shortage of reality dating shows for viewers to follow closely.
  • American viewers also aren't limited to shows made domestically — plenty of reality shows, like the popular British dating competition "Love Island," are available to stream in the U.S. as well. 
  • Here are 10 reality dating shows that you can stream.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

With Peter Weber's season of "The Bachelor" in full swing and Netflix's new reality show "Love is Blind" debuting this week, reality dating shows are thriving.

American viewers have also been introduced to foreign reality series, like the popular British dating competition, "Love Island," which is available on Hulu. Thanks to streaming services, these shows are only the tip of the iceberg.

Here are 10 reality dating shows that you can stream right now.

"Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey" places the traditional dating show format in a road trip setting.

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Where to watch: Netflix

Based on a long-running Japanese cable series of the same name, this Netflix Japanese reality show sends seven singles searching for a relationship on a road trip together in a bright pink van.

When one of the participants begins to develop feelings for another, they're given a plane ticket back to Japan. If the other participant shares those feelings, they're flown back to begin dating.

"Ainori" is currently on its second season, in which the participants travel across seven African countries for three weeks.



In "The Millionaire Matchmaker," a businesswoman attempts to play matchmaker for her wealthy clientele.

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Where to watch: Hulu

For several years, this Bravo show followed businesswoman Patti Stanger as she ran a matchmaking agency catering to millionaires.

The series aired from 2008 to 2015, and is now available to stream in its entirety.

Watch the trailer here. 

 



"Flavor of Love" is a mid-2000s series featuring rapper Flavor Flav and reality TV star Tiffany "New York" Pollard.

Hulu

Where to watch: Hulu

Remember the rapper Flavor Flav? If you don't, but you've been on Twitter at any point in the last few years, you've probably seen memes from the show featuring reality TV star Tiffany "New York" Pollard.

She originally rose to prominence on Flavor Flav's mid-2000s dating show "Flavor of Love" (now streaming on Hulu), in which he welcomed 20 single women to live in his lavish mansion.

 




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A new American Medical Association study reveals a spike in digital health tools among US physicians

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:17 AM PST

A new study conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) showed that between 2016 and 2019, usage of digital health solutions among physicians increased in every category measured, according to HealthLeaders Media. The study, dubbed "AMA Digital Health Research," compared data from a similar study conducted in 2016 to input received from the 1,359 study physicians in 2019.

US Physicians Fear Telehealth Will Give Rise To Medical Errors, Privacy IssuesBusiness Insider Intelligence

While there were spikes in physicians' adoption of all seven digital health solutions measured in the study, docs' use of telehealth took the most significant leap. Physician uptake of telehealth/virtual care rose 100% over three years, doubling from 14% in 2016 to 28% in 2019.

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You may remember Aerosoles from the '90s, but its shoes recently got a major style upgrade — we've been wearing them all winter

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:16 AM PST

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  • Aerosoles has been making women's shoes since 1987, but recently hired a new CEO and creative director to update the brand's image with fresh, modern designs.
  • Three women on the Insider Picks team have been wearing Aerosoles booties all winter and the brand has exceeded our expectations. 
  • The shoes bridge the gap between comfort, style, and affordability. Keep reading for our in-depth reviews. 

When it comes to getting dressed, there are generally two camps. There's "fashion is pain" and there's "comfort first." Some of us are stilettos and some of us are sneakers, and that's pretty much how it's always been. 

But it's 2020. Humans have sent rockets to space, made microwaves that you can control with just your voice, and even invented beds that can make themselves — we can definitely find footwear that's just as comfortable as it is stylish. 

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Someone on the internet started a wild conspiracy theory that Jameela Jamil has Munchausen syndrome — here's what the disorder really is

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:14 AM PST

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  • There's a conspiracy theory going around the internet right now that Jameela Jamil has Munchausen syndrome.
  • It stems from one Instagram user who posted a long story of old interview clips and quotes that detail Jamil's past accidents, allergies, and chronic illnesses.
  • Jamil has dismissed the claims as "gaslighting" and called Morrissey "unhinged" for digging into her past so much.
  • Munchausen syndrome is a severe mental health condition where you always want to be seen as sick. It should not be confused with hypochondria, which is where you always think you're sick.
  • Munchausen syndrome, also called factitious disorder, could affect about 1% of the population, and can be linked to childhood trauma and neglect.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

There's a wild conspiracy theory sweeping over the internet right now that Jameela Jamil has over-inflated, or even completely made up, some of the health issues she has faced in her life.

The speculation started with an Instagram user called Tracie Morrissey, who posted a long story of interview clips and quotes that she believes are evidence Jamil could not have suffered through as many multiple accidents, health scares, allergies, and chronic illnesses as she claims. She even went so far as to suggest Jamil has Munchausen syndrome — a mental health condition where someone always wants to be seen as sick.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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The best kitchen deals we expect on Amazon Prime Day 2020 based on the ones we saw last year

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:11 AM PST

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Kitchen supplies and appliances both fall under the category of things you never realize you need until it's too late and you're too hangry to eat anything else but instant ramen — again. Good thing tons of small appliances, gadgets, and tools will probably be on sale for Amazon Prime Day again this year in 2020, like Instant Pot pressure cookers, Vitamixes, and sous vide devices, which we saw on sale last year.

We'll be updating this post as new deals come up and items sell out, but in the meantime, sign up for a free 30-day trial Prime membership today for access to all of the exclusive discounts (and plenty of other perks). If you're a college student, you can get a free six-month trial and then 50% off the annual membership price after that if you have a .edu email address.

And make sure to check out all of our Prime Day coverage as soon as the event kicks off — you'll be able to see everything we've covered so far, keep tabs on all the newest deals as they pop up, and stay updated when deals are sold out.

For now, take a look at the best kitchen deals from last year's Prime Day so you can start planning for this year's.

The best appliance deals

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Whether you're looking to cook a week's worth of chili or fry up a healthier version of sweet potato fries, you're going to need one of these useful appliances. The Instant Pot reigns supreme as our best multicooker, but you might find an air fryer or smart oven more suitable for your kitchen. Here are the best Amazon Prime Day appliance deals we saw last year. 

The best kitchen appliance deals



The best small kitchen appliance deals

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Whether you're looking to cook a week's worth of chili or fry up a healthier version of sweet potato fries, you're going to need one of these useful appliances. There are lots coming down the Prime pipeline this year, so keep checking this page. Below are deals from last year. 

The best small kitchen appliance deals



The best cookware and bakeware deals

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There weren't many deals on cookware last year, but some fancy Dutch ovens and basic pots and pans were heavily discounted.

The best cookware deals




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Here are the top 10 most iconic All-Star Weekend sneakers to sell on eBay, where Air Jordans reign supreme

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:10 AM PST

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  • NBA All-Star Weekend is a prime time for sneaker drops and reveals. 
  • The Air Jordan 11 sneakers that Michael Jordan wore during the 1996 All-Star Game remain one of the top All-Star Weekend sneakers to sell on eBay to this day.
  • eBay combed through its sales data for the last year to find the top 10 best-selling All-Star Weekend sneakers.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Sneakers that are revealed on All-Star Weekend are known to earn important spots in sneaker history. 

The Air Jordan 11 sneakers that Michael Jordan wore during the 1996 All-Star Game are still one of the top pairs of their kind to sell on eBay. Many of the iconic shoes that have debuted during the weekend event go on to become popular for the long term on resale platforms like StockX and eBay.

All-Star Weekend is also a prime time for sneaker drops. Nike announced that it's dropping its self-lacing Nike Adapt BB 2.0 on February 16, and pairs are already going for more than retail on StockX and GOAT.

eBay, which describes itself as the original marketplace for sneaker and streetwear buyers and sellers, combed through its sales data for the last year to find the top 10 best-selling All-Star Weekend sneakers and offered explanations for why they have remained iconic.

Michael Jordan's Air Jordan 11 sneakers earned the top spot. In December, eBay sold out of its pre-release drop of the Air Jordan 11 "Bred" in under four minutes.

Ahead of this year's All-Star Weekend, here are the top sneakers that have been released for past iterations of the event, according to eBay sales:

10. Reebok Pump Omni Lite

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DeCovan Kadell "Dee" Brown wore these sneakers during the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest, when he famously won the top prize for his no-look dunk.



9. Nike KD 2

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Kevin Durant make his first of 10 All-Star Game appearances in 2010, wearing an all-red-and-black colorway of the Nike KD 2s.



8. Lebron 15

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When Lebron James won the title of All-Star MVP in 2018 for the third time, he wasn't wearing Nike. Instead, he wore a Kith x Lebron 15 Closing Ceremony collaboration sneaker.




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A cruise ship was stranded at sea for 2 weeks after 5 ports rejected it over coronavirus fears — but no one was actually infected

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:04 AM PST

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  • The Westerdam cruise ship has finally docked after being stuck at sea for 13 days, in Cambodia.
  • Five different ports turned it away after fearing that passengers were infected with the Wuhan coronavirus.
  • Twenty passengers were tested and cleared of the virus, allowing people to finally go home.
  • Passengers were asked to fill out health screening questionnaires and are in high spirits as they wait for clearances to be completed and visas to be issued, passenger Christina Kerby told Insider.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The Westerdam cruise ship — which had been rejected entry from five different ports over two weeks over fears that its passengers may be infected with the Wuhan coronavirus — has finally docked.

The ship was received by a port in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and its more than 2,250 passengers were quarantined while 20 were tested for coronavirus.

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'The Walking Dead' showrunner teases the 'epic' Whisperer war when the show returns to TV

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:02 AM PST

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  • The final eight episodes of "The Walking Dead" season 10 will showcase a big fight from the comics called the Whisperer War.
  • Showrunner Angela Kang tells Insider the Whisperer War will be a big, epic ordeal.
  • In the comic, the arc shows a fight between the living and Alpha's group of followers. She also has a giant herd of the undead at her disposal.
  • "[There's] things that we haven't quite done before in battle on the show," said Kang.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

When "The Walking Dead" returns to TV for the remainder of season 10, get ready for a big war against the remaining survivors and Alpha's walker horde.

"It's epic. It's really big," showrunner Angela Kang told Insider of what fans can expect to see in terms of the scale of the impending war between the living and the dead.

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Why Philadelphians love tomato pie

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:02 AM PST

  • Tomato Pie is a beloved regional specialty in Philadelphia.
  • In the early 1900s, bread bakeries, like Sarcone's, would take leftover bread and top it with tomato sauce, or "gravy," and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
  • Many Phildelphians cherish Tomato Pie, as it was one of the go-to meals they enjoyed with their families growing up.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Following is a full transcript of this video.

 Taryn Varricchio: If you're visiting Philly for the first time, this rectangular loaf of bread dressed in red tomato sauce might not be at the top of your food bucket list, but locals will tell you it's a must-try. This is tomato pie, and it's one of the city's oldest and most favorite dishes.

Customer: It's a legend. Staple. Doesn't get any better than this.

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Drones 101: The Future of Drones for Consumers, Businesses, and the Military

Posted: 13 Feb 2020 09:02 AM PST