Airline trade groups are asking the Department of Justice to step up prosecutions of unruly passengers in the wake of 3,000 disruptions already this year

Hispanolistic/Getty Images Several airline groups are asking the Department of Justice to crack down on unruly passengers. They want the DOJ to prosecute violators and raise awareness of the consequences of this behavior. So far this year, the FAA has received more than 3,000 reports of disruptive airplane passengers. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Airline trade groups are looking to the Department of Justice for help in cracking down on unruly behavior onboard airplanes. Ten industry trade associations joined to send a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday, expressing “heightened concern regarding the substantial increase in and growing escalation of passengers’ unruly and disruptive behavior onboard… Read More

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The best last-minute Prime Day deals for the Nintendo Switch

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you weren’t already cued in, Amazon Prime Day 2021 is drawing to a close, with most of the remaining deals set to expire at 3AM ET / 12AM PT tonight. Thankfully, many of the best Best Prime Day gaming deals are still available, including one on the road-ready Nintendo Switch Lite. There is also an assortment of deals covering some of the best accessories and games, whether you’re a fan of charming role-playing titles like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening or the latest entry in Capcom’s monster-slaying franchise. Below, we’ve rounded up the best Prime Day deals for the Nintendo… Read More

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Jinger Duggar Sends Message to Jim Bob With Her Shortest Shorts Yet!

Jim Bob Duggar has a lot on his plate these days. In addition to the usual challenges that come with being a father of 19 and a “high-class hoarder” who’s always on the hunt for his next hustle, Jim Bob is coping with a major headache that goes by the name of Josh. As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Josh Duggar was arrested on child pornography charges back in April. He’s currently out on bail and awaiting trial — and his chances of avoiding a lengthy prison sentence do not look good. This is a concern for Jim Bob for many reasons, not the least of which is that… Read More

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The FDA approved a controversial, $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug despite opposition inside the agency, internal memos show

Atthapon Raksthaput/Shutterstock The approval of Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug has been widely debated and led regulatory three advisors to resign. New documents show that FDA experts were divided on the drug. Two of the people involved in reviewing the drug said hadn’t been shown to slow down the disease. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Regulatory advisors and Alzheimer’s disease experts have decried the approval of a controversial new treatment since its approval on June 7. But new documents released Tuesday show that there was dissent within the halls of the Food and Drug Administration about whether the drug should be approved. The drug in question, Aduhelm, has been… Read More

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The best retirement plans to use in 2021

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The best retirement plans for individuals are traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and spousal IRAs. The best employer-sponsored retirement plans are 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457(b)s, and thrift savings plans. The best retirement plans for self-employed individuals and small businesses are solo 401(k)s, SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and payroll deduction IRAs. Most retirement savings vehicles offer multiple tax advantages. They typically vary based on your employment and tax-filing status. Use Blooom to analyze… Read More

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Farrah Abraham: Sophia’s Taking Pregnancy Tests Because I’m a Fun Mom!

Recently, Farrah Abraham has taken up a strange new hobby. She likes getting her 12-year-old daughter Sophia to take pregnancy tests. Don’t worry — Sophia isn’t pregnant. She didn’t have a pregnancy scare, either. But Farrah explains that she’s doing all of this because she’s a “fun” mom. Farrah recently opened up about how she is guiding Sophia through her journey into her teens. At 12, her daughter is still a tween, but Farrah shares that Sophia has “gone through puberty.” Or, at least, it has begun. Puberty genuinely continues for some time. “Oh, my God,” Farrah recently expressed. “The world is speeding up on me,” she expressed. “When tweens… Read More

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Mariners Takeaways: Servais says ‘sky’s the limit’ for rookie Logan Gilbert

The month of May saw two top Mariners prospects make their MLB debuts in outfielder Jarred Kelenic and starting pitcher Logan Gilbert. It’s rare rookies find confidence as quick as Mariners’ Logan Gilbert While Kelenic struggled at the plate and was optioned back to the minor leagues, Gilbert has steadily improved since making his first career start and is becoming a key part of Seattle’s starting rotation. After throwing 5 2/3 innings over the weekend against the defending American League champion Tampa Bay Rays, Gilbert has a 2-2 record, 4.50 ERA, 36 strikeouts and eight walks in 34 innings over seven starts. And after pitching four or fewer innings in… Read More

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NCIS Spoilers: Mark Harmon is (Mostly) Out. But Who’s In?!?

We’re about to learn the answer to a question that we never imagined would ever be asked: What would NCIS look like without Mark Harmon as lead star Leroy Jethro Gibbs? Indeed, in the wake of CBS confirming that its highest-rated drama would return for an incredible 19th season, we can also now confirm that the man most responsible for this show’s enormous success will scarcely appear in 2021-2022. Multiple insiders told TV Line this week that Harmon is scheduled to play a role in a scant number of episodes next season. One source close to the CBS procedural reveals of Harmon’s Season 19 episode count: “It’s going to be… Read More

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Activists accuse the Vatican of ‘meddling’ with LGBTQ laws in Italy after it formally opposed anti-discrimination legislation

In this Friday, May 7, 2021 filer, Italian lawmaker Alessandro Zan paints a bench in the colors of the rainbow, in Milan, Italy. Luca Bruno, File/AP The Vatican formally opposed a proposed anti-discrimination law on Tuesday, Italian media reported. The law grants protections the LGBTQ community, banning discrimination and punishing hate crimes. Activists condemned the Vatican, accusing it of “meddling” with LGBTQ+ protections in the country. See more stories on Insider’s business page. MILAN (AP) – The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italian newspaper reported Tuesday. Activists immediately denounced the move as “unprecedented” Vatican meddling in Italy’s legislative… Read More

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Leave Jeff Bezos in space? Way-out petitions attract more than 100,000 signatures

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, has a laugh during a 2020 trip to India. (Jeff Bezos via Twitter) Between an upsurge in antitrust talk and questions about worker turnover, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has plenty to worry about here on Earth. His plans to take a suborbital space ride next month on a rocket ship built by Blue Origin, another company he created, could conceivably add to the angst — and not just because of the regular risks of spaceflight. Two petitions urging him to stay in space have attracted more than 100,000 signatures between them, and the tally continues to climb at a rate as rapid… Read More

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