The LA head at Virtue Worldwide is leaving as churn at Vice’s ad agency continues

Vice Media has lost several high-ranking people at its ad agency, Virtue Worldwide. The latest exits impacted Virtue’s Los Angeles office, which is known for buzzy work for clients like the Weedmaps Museum of Weed in LA. Heavily funded but money-losing Vice is counting on the agency to help it get to profitability. Visit Business […]

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The inside story of how startup Jumpshot, once valued at $173 million, came crashing down after reports that it was selling people’s data

The analytics firm Jumpshot just shut down after a report alleged it was selling people’s browsing data without their knowledge to marketers like Home Depot and Revlon. Former employees and marketers said Jumpshot’s parent company, the cybersecurity firm Avast, worried that the report could hurt its business. Avast and Jumpshot have said the company’s data […]

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Adele performed ‘Rolling in the Deep’ at a friend’s wedding party and the videos are incredible

Adele has largely stayed out of the public eye since her last album cycle for “25,” but videos of her performing her 2010 hit “Rolling in the Deep” at a friend’s wedding is going viral. The singer was filmed from multiple angles singing onstage in a long-sleeved white shirt and floral skirt. There’s also an […]

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The developer of a luxury high-rise in New York City must remove its top floors after judge ruled it abused zoning laws to build more stories

A New York City Supreme Court judge has ordered a Manhattan developer to remove an undetermined number of floors from a residential tower currently under construction. According to community advocates, developer SJP Properties gerrymandered the city’s zoning code by using a hodgepodge of land lots to build more floors. The developer is appealing the ruling, […]

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Why Hunter Pence fits the 2020 Giants and why his role doesn’t seem to matter

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On the final day of the 2018 regular season, the Giants presented Hunter Pence with a personalized scooter for the outfielder to ride as he ventured into an uncertain future. Ahead of the Giants’ first home game in 2020, Pence says he’ll use the scooter to commute to a familiar office. “I […]

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How Jameela Jamil went from a radio hosting career to her role on ‘The Good Place’ and became the subject of online hate and conspiracies

Jameela Jamil is known for her role as Tahani Al-Jamil on “The Good Place,” her activism, her I Weigh body neutrality campaign, and most recently, for viral conspiracies about her health. The actress was the first solo female BBC Radio 1 presenter and worked for Premier Model Management Limited before moving to LA and auditioning […]

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Over 1,100 former Justice Department officials call for William Barr’s resignation after his handling of Roger Stone’s sentencing

More than 1,100 former Justice Department officials signed on to a letter Sunday that called for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr. Barr has faced criticism over the handling of sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone, the longtime Republican adviser and Trump ally, who was convicted last year on seven counts related to his involvement […]

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A 21-year-old Canadian woman in Wuhan says she won’t evacuate because she can’t abandon her cat. Here’s what her life is like under lockdown.

Kristina Shramko, a 21-year-old Canadian citizen, is quarantined in Wuhan, China, amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The entire city of Wuhan is under lockdown, along with other cities throughout China’s Hubei province. Shramko said she has refused to leave because her government won’t allow her cat on an evacuation flight.  She has been filming YouTube […]

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YouTuber Adam Saleh tells us why he loves the Yemeni dish lamb haneeth

We visited Yemen Cafe in Brooklyn, New York, with YouTuber Adam Saleh to see how the traditional dish lamb haneeth is made. Lamb haneeth is slow-cooked and takes five hours to make. When ready, the strands of meat are supple and almost fall off the bone. The dish is served with rice or Yemeni bread […]

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People reveal 12 things they didn’t learn until embarrassingly late in life — and the answers will make you cringe

Reddit users shared hilarious stories of facts they learned way too late in life. One person mistakenly thought cheese grew on trees … until they were “12 or 13.” Someone else was in their 20s when they found out the Sistine Chapel wasn’t called the “16th Chapel.” Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. We hope […]

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I tasted all of the pancake dishes at IHOP and ranked them from worst to best

I visited two different IHOP locations to taste all of the chain’s current pancake dishes and I ranked them from least to most delicious. I tried 12 varieties and spent around $90 on a mix of half-stack and full-stack orders. I was surprised that double-blueberry pancakes were my least favorite, but I felt they simply […]

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Bay Area teen honored for alternatives to real-frog dissection

Marin kids who are squeamish about slicing into frog cadavers or who hate the smell of chemical preservatives used in real-frog dissection in their science classes may find inspiration from Indigo Prasad of San Anselmo. Indigo, 13, a seventh-grader at Mark Day School, a private K-8 school in San Rafael, has been named “Humane Student […]

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These are the 5 biggest bombshells from The New York Times’ report on Trump’s money and Deutsche Bank

A new report from The New York Times’ David Enrich highlights dubious dealmaking and questionable partnerships between President Donald Trump and Deutsche Bank. While numerous banks viewed Trump’s past bankruptcies as a sign to steer clear of the real estate mogul, Deutsche Bank used him and his businesses to rapidly ascend the financial sector. The […]

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ has the biggest opening weekend ever for a video game movie with $57 million

Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” won the domestic box office with an estimated $57 million ($68 million over by Monday). The movie performed higher than the studio’s projection of $40 million. $57 million is the biggest opening ever for a video game movie, besting the $54.3 million opening by “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.” Best picture Oscar-winner “Parasite” […]

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Cross-country skier found dead near Colorado Nordic center

A 78-year-old Denver cross-country skier was found dead near the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center on Friday, more than 24 hours after she was last seen alive, according to a statement by Grand County Search and Rescue. The woman, who has not been identified, was last seen Thursday around 3 p.m. near the Nordic […]

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Pittsburg: Pedestrian hit and killed on Highway 4 off-ramp

PITTSBURG — A man walking on a Highway 4 off-ramp was struck and killed early Sunday morning, California Highway Patrol officials said. Contra Costa County CHP said they responded at about 1:16 a.m. to reports that a vehicle collided with a pedestrian on the Loveridge Road off-ramp from eastbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg. When CHP […]

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Marin town sues Bay Area residents to force action on ‘eyesore’ property

Fairfax has filed a lawsuit to abate a derelict property near downtown, calling it an “eyesore to the community” and a public safety threat. The home at 125 Live Oak Ave. was partially demolished several years ago in preparation for a remodeling project, according to town documents. Permits were approved for the project in 2017 […]

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Death at Monterey Mushrooms facility being investigated

MONTEREY — A worker was found in a piece of equipment and died from his injuries at a local produce processing plant, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Jose Fierros, 62, of Watsonville, was killed when he was somehow caught in the unidentified piece of machinery at the Monterey Mushrooms Royal Oaks Facility at […]

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Barack Obama offers emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant in NBA remarks: ‘Nothing is more heartbreaking’

By Paul LeBlanc | CNN Former President Barack Obama on Saturday offered an emotional tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter who died in a helicopter crash last month, asserting that “nothing is more heartbreaking” as a parent himself. Speaking at the NBA All-Star Weekend Newsmaker Brunch, Obama struck a somber tone […]

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