'We're going to win!' Pompeo vows China trade war will last until Americans get what they 'deserve'

As the latest US and Chinese tit-for-tat tariffs are about to take effect, Mike Pompeo has reassured Americans that any inconveniences they might suffer in the trade war are temporary, before they emerge victorious and prosperous. After a vast number of American businesses and multinationals expressed concern about the damage from the new tariffs and […]

‘Why did they leave it unlocked?’ Woman steals ambulance from medics doing CPR, leads wild chase

An Oregon woman hijacked an ambulance while the paramedics were performing CPR on a patient, then switched on the siren lights and went on a wild 30-mile joyride, chased by a host of police vehicles. When the law enforcers finally stopped her by puncturing the tires of the ambulance with spike strips, Christy Lynn Woods […]

American Airlines threatens to make people pay for a whole new flight if they want to change the time

Scott Olson/Getty Images Congress is negotiating a bill that could strip airlines of their power to levy extra fees, such as for flight changes and extra baggage. If it passes, American Airlines would almost certainly remove the option for customers to change their ticket if they bought a non-refundable flight, CEO Doug Parker said. Major […]

Putin & Orban need each other more than ever, but do they dare come closer during Moscow talks?

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban arrives in Russia to meet Vladimir Putin on Tuesday with both states under diplomatic siege. Will the two downplay their political affair in front of Europe’s judging eyes? Nominally, there is nothing notable about Orban’s one-day visit: he was last in Moscow just two months ago for the World Cup […]

Target just launched a new line of clothes that look way more expensive than they are — nothing costs over $50

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. Let’s go over the classic Target run; we all know the drill. It begins with necessity (ex: ran out of toilet paper) but somehow always ends with a cart filled […]

E-cig makers have 60 days to show they aren’t targeting minors

The Food And Drug Administration may force several e-cigarette brands to stop selling flavored products if they can’t prove they can keep their products out of minors’ hands. The brands — Juul, Vuse, MarkTen, blu and Logic — have 60 days to convince the agency they have adequate plans to stop kids from vaping with […]

Russia knows who people named as suspects in Skripal case are, they are civilians – Putin

Moscow is aware of who the people named as suspects in the Skripal saga are, President Vladimir Putin said, adding that these people are civilians. Saying that there is “nothing criminal” about the two, Putin also hopes that the people in question will eventually come forward and talk to the media.  “I want to address […]

This online startup makes shopping and caring for beautiful house plants convenient and easy — even for people who don’t think they have a green thumb

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. Léon & George What sounds like it could be a recipe for disaster — an indoor house plant you never see in person that is packed into a […]

Probiotics: If you don’t just just poop them out, they may muck up your guts

Enlarge / Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. casei cultured from a commercial probiotic food gel sold in health food stores. (credit: Getty | Scimat) There’s a pungent cloud of hype and hope around probiotics—and researchers have long tried to clear the air about what the bowel-blasting products can ( and mostly can’t) do. Now, a new […]

The first major newspaper in every state — and what they looked like when they were first started

Fred Morley/Getty Images Newspapers were the primary way to find out what was going around us for hundreds of years. However, printed newspapers are not as common as they used to be. Newspapers have played an important role in the history of the United States, starting in British colonies. Publick Occurrences, the first newspaper in […]