Health officials warn not to eat romaine this Thanksgiving because they’re worried about E. coli — here’s what the illness is

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images The CDC warned on Tuesday that Americans should avoid all forms of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak. E. coli is a species of bacteria that lives in the intestines of people and animals. Some E. coli are harmless and live inside our healthy guts, but other strains […]

An IKEA store in Italy is letting stray dogs inside to warm up during the winter and the pictures will warm your heart

Milazzo Livio/ Instagram One IKEA store is opening its doors to more than just shoppers looking for a bargain. In Catania, Italy, IKEA is allowing stray doors to come inside so they can stay warm during the winter — and the internet is loving it.  Martine Taccia noticed multiple dogs lounging around while she was shopping at the furniture store. She decided to record […]

27 Target Black Friday deals you can get without dealing with the crowds or the cold

The Insider Picks 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. Black Friday 2018 is almost here, and Target has shared an early peek at its deals lineup. Fortunately, you don’t have to brave the cold and the crowds […]

Stocks wipe out 2018 gains as FAANG stocks slide into a bear market

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Stocks erased gains for the year Tuesday, dragged lower by the biggest technology companies. FAANG stocks entered a bear market, marking the first in seven years for Google parent Alphabet. Follow the US indexes in real time here. Wall Street erased yearly gains Tuesday as high-flying technology companies plummeted into a bear market, adding […]

Smoke from California’s wildfires is drifting across the US to New York — and it’s making pretty sunsets

Noah Berger/AP California’s recent wildfires have killed at least 82 people. Nearly 700 others are still missing. Smoke from the blazes is billowing high into the atmosphere and drifting across the US. California’s smoky haze has created “smokestorm” conditions, but fine particles have spread as far as New York City. The hazy smoke has changed […]

Mars Bars and other iconic British foods might disappear if a Brexit deal isn’t reached soon

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The largest US active-duty mobilization to US-Mexico border under Trump may already be winding down

John Moore/Getty Images Just weeks after President Donald Trump ordered nearly 6,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, the largest active-duty mobilization to the border during his presidency, some of those troops will start heading home. The expected end date for the operation is December 15, but some troops that are either not needed or have completed […]

A top Australian wedding magazine was forced to shut down after getting called out for excluding same-sex couples in its pages

Lucas Schifres/Getty Images A top Australian wedding magazine was forced to shut its doors after it recieved backlash for refusing to feature same-sex couples in its spread. White Magazine’s founders issued a statement explaining that it was “no longer economically viable” after advertisers began pulling out of the publication over its beliefs.  According to the […]

I tried KFC’s 3 new chicken and waffle dishes, and there was a clear winner

Anay Katyal/INSIDER On November 12, KFC added three new meals made with chicken and waffles to its menu. The available options are chicken tenders, fried chicken, and a sandwich with Belgian Liège-style waffle buns, along with a side of Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup.  The fried chicken and chicken tenders remain the same as the fast-food’s other chicken menu […]

At least 4 dead — including a Chicago police officer and a gunman — after shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital

AP Photo/David Banks At least four people are dead, including a Chicago police officer and a suspected gunman, after a shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital on Monday afternoon.  The 28-year-old officer, identified as Samuel Jimenez, had just completed his probationary period local news outlets reported. At least four people are dead — including a 28-year-old […]