12 photos that show how Hong Kong protesters are wearing Winnie the Pooh, Guy Fawkes, and LeBron James masks to defy authority

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are wearing face masks as they demonstrate on city streets. The semi-autonomous region’s chief executive banned face masks in early October. The protests began mostly peaceful, but have since become violent after police said they began using live bullets for self-defense. Here are 12 photos that show how protesters are using masks of cartoon characters and celebrities to spread their message. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are donning masks of celebrities and cartoon characters like LeBron James and Winnie the Pooh as a way to spread their message. Hong Kong protesters began demonstrating to criticize a proposed law… Read More

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Boris Johnson asks the EU to delay Brexit despite saying there were ‘no circumstances’ in which he would request an extension

Boris Johnson writes to the EU requesting that is delayed, after repeatedly insisting that he would not. The prime minister had said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than send the letter. Johnson declined to sign the letter and sent a separate letter arguing against a delay. The EU will now consider Johnson’s request. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Boris Johnson has written to the EU asking to delay Brexit despite saying that he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than do so, and insisting that there were “no circumstances” in which he would. The prime minister wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on… Read More

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A Lisa Frank hotel pop-up sold out in less than an hour. An independent artist living next door says it’s a rip-off of her Insta-famous apartment.

An independent artist known for her vibrant home decor has accused a hotel pop-up of copying her designs without crediting or compensating her. Amina Mucciolo lives in a pastel paradise of her own design in downtown LA. Her personal home decor, which she calls her “Cloudland” installation, went viral in 2017. Mucciolo’s personal style and artwork were noticed by the Lisa Frank Instagram account, which followed her, commented on her posts, reposted her posts, and sent her DMs several times in 2017 and 2018. Mucciolo shared screenshots of the interactions with Insider. In early October, hotels.com announced that it was partnering with Lisa Frank for a hotel pop-up in a… Read More

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2 killed in crash on Utah’s Legacy Parkway

Two people were killed in a head-on crash on Legacy Parkway in Farmington on Saturday, Oct.19, 2019. | Utah Highway Patrol FARMINGTON — Two people were killed Saturday in a head-on crash on Legacy Parkway around 11:30 a.m., troopers said. The crash occurred in the area of 1470 South in Farmington, the Utah Highway Patrol said. Southbound traffic was closed on Legacy Parkway after the crash. More information will be posted as it becomes available. …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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New Yorkers are lining up to try fluffy soufflé pancakes from a Japanese chain — here’s what they’re like

Soufflé pancakes have been blowing up in Japan since 2014, and Flipper’s is one of the most well-known chains. It’s the first time a Japanese chain has come to New York City, but Taiyaki, a café in the East Village, began selling its version of soufflé pancakes in fall 2019. Customers are willing to wait upwards of an hour to try a meal that takes just two minutes to consume. The pancakes, made with whipped egg whites, are so fluffy and light you can’t use a knife to cut them. Following is a transcript of the video. Customer: I’m just expecting it to melt in my mouth. That’s all I’m… Read More

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AI 101: How learning computers are becoming smarter

Many companies use the term artificial intelligence, or AI, as a way to generate excitement for their products and to present themselves as on the cutting edge of tech development. But what exactly is artificial intelligence? What does it involve? And how will it help the development of future generations? Find out the answers to these questions and more in AI 101, a brand new FREE report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, that describes how AI works and looks at its present and potential future applications. To get your copy of the FREE slide deck, simply click here. Join the conversation about this story » …read… Read More

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