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South Korea has a fertility crisis, with the capital Seoul particularly hard-hit. The city is proposing $730 incentives for reversing vasectomies and tubal ligations. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementLast year, South Korea's capital earned an unwelcome distinction: the least fertile city in the least fertile country in the world. Now Seoul is seeking solutions, including offering up to $730 each to 100 people to reverse their vasectomies or untie their tubes.
Persons: Organizations: Service, The Washington Post Locations: Korea, Seoul
Homeless people in Edinburgh are being relocated to make room for Taylor Swift fans. The surge in visitors for Swift's shows has caused a significant increase in hotel demand. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA number of homeless people have been sent out of Edinburgh to make room for tourists visiting the Scottish capital for Taylor Swift's upcoming shows, according to BBC News. According to Edinburgh Live, some 210,000 Swifties are expected to attend the Edinburgh shows, which could bring more than $125 million to the Scottish economy.
Persons: Taylor Swift, , Taylor Swift's, Swift Organizations: Service, Scottish, BBC News, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Business Locations: Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, England, Scottish
An Idaho jury awarded a drag performer $1,176,000 for defamation. The performer was falsely accused by a right-wing blogger of exposing himself to minors. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementAn Idaho jury awarded a drag performer $1,176,000 in damages after finding that a right-wing blogger defamed him by falsely claiming that he exposed himself to minors at an LGBTQ+ Pride event.
Persons: , Summer Bushnell, Eric Posey, Mona Liza Million Organizations: Service, Coeur, Park, Coeur d'Alene Press, Business Locations: Idaho, Kootenai County, Coeur d'Alene
Read previewA Fresno police officer issued a California man with a ticket for jaywalking in 2019. But instead of taking the fine on the chin, John Christopher Spatafore launched a campaign of revenge against the cop, which included filing false police reports about him, according to a civil lawsuit. AdvertisementAccording to the local outlet, the officer's lawyer, Brian Whelan, described the lawsuit as addressing a "cyber campaign of hate and revenge" waged against the policeman and his family. According to the lawsuit, Spatafore then filed two false police reports against the officer. In the second, Spatafore alleged that the officer's wife was a victim of domestic violence, according to the lawsuit.
Persons: , John Christopher Spatafore, John Doe, Brian Whelan, Spatafore Organizations: Service, Fresno, jaywalking, Business, Fresno Bee, Fresno City Hall Locations: California, Fresno
Nikeeta Sriram accused Nicholas Jarzabek of turning her $1.675 million home into an illegal Airbnb. AdvertisementThe tenant of a $1.675 million Los Angeles home, whose owner accused him of turning it into an illegal Airbnb, insists he did nothing wrong. "I am not a nightmare tenant. I have never been a nightmare tenant," Jarzabek said in a letter provided to Business Insider by email. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Nikeeta Sriram, Nicholas Jarzabek, Jarzabek, Sriram, , Nick Diver Organizations: Service, Business Locations: Angeles
They live in a multi-story home with their children, Marlais' parents, and her brother and his family. AdvertisementI didn't know what to expect, but we loved it. Finally, my parents live in the attic. Diana Marlais, Bogdan Nicolae Dascalescu, and their child on the balcony of their apartment. Joshua Zitser/Business InsiderA lifesaver as working parentsDiana: If we didn't live with my parents, I don't know how I would go to work, walk the dogs, and do everything I do.
Persons: , Diana Marlais, Bogdan Dascalescu, Marlais, Diana, Bogdan, Bodgan, Bogdan Nicolae Dascalescu, Joshua Zitser, They're, it's Organizations: Service, Business Locations: Croatia, Romania, Zagreb, Croatia's, Dubrovnik, Bogdan
"He seemed like the perfect tenant until he turned into a nightmare," Sriram told the outlet. When confronted, Jarzabek denied subletting the property, but Sriram found listings for it on Airbnb, the Times reported. AdvertisementInitially, the Airbnb account was hosted by someone named Rich Jacobs. Sriram told the Times she eventually resorted to showing up at the property to warn guests about the situation. According to the Times, Jarzabek stopped paying rent after Sriram filed the eviction notice.
Persons: , Nikeeta Sriram, Sriram, Nicholas Jarzabek, Jarzabek, Rich Jacobs, Monthier, Airbnb, Jacobs, Nick Diver, Diver Organizations: Service, Los Angeles Times, The Times, Business, Times, Police, Los Angeles Superior Court Locations: Angeles, United Kingdom, Los Feliz, LA, London, Airbnb
Lin Rui-siang stands accused of running a $100 million dark web drug market, attempting to blackmail its users, and instructing others on how to evade anti-money-laundering investigators. Federal prosecutors say that he owned and operated Incognito Market, a dark web drug market selling heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, and other illicit substances. The DoJ said Lin used the pseudonyms "Pharoah" and "faro." The indictment claims that Lin closed the drug marketplace in or around March, and that he refused to return money stored in the "bank" to vendors and customers. The outlet said that "Pharoah" posted on a dark web market forum that its aim was to help users evade anti-money-laundering investigators.
Persons: , Lin Rui, siang, Lin, John F, Lucia, Edward A, Caban Organizations: Service, Business, Department of Justice, Kennedy, WIRED, St, Lucia Police, Lucia Police Force, DoJ, Justice Department, FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food, Drug, Criminal Investigations, New York Police Department, NYPD Locations: Royal, faro
According to Eurostat, the EU statistical office, the average Croatian leaves their parents' home at over 33 years of age, its highest figure. Joshua Zitser/Business InsiderIn the US, almost everyone has moved out by then. Joshua Zitser/Business InsiderWhile tourism brings economic opportunities for Vukovic and many others, he says it has also worsened the already dysfunctional housing market. But in parts of Dubrovnik, Vukovic explained, that's not feasible. Joshua Zitser/Business InsiderFor Josip Crncevic, 34, prices feel far out of reach.
Persons: , Joshua Zitser, Malohodžić, Ivan Vukovic, Vukovic, Filip Brkan, that's, Josip Crncevic, Crncevic, homeownership, it's, he'd, Marija, Sanja, Angelo, Cikato, Diana Marlais, Bogdan Dascalescu, wouldn't Organizations: Service, Croatian, Business, Eurostat, BI, UNESCO, Heritage, King's, Real Estate Business Association of, Croatian Chamber Locations: Dubrovnik's, Croatia, Dubrovnik, Independence, HBO's, Dubrovnik's suburbs, Marija
Pope Francis has attributed a second miracle to teenage website developer Carlo Acutis. This paves the way for Acutis, who was born in 1991, to become the first millennial saint. The tech whizz, sometimes called 'God's influencer,' died of leukemia in 2006 at age 15. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementPope Francis has attributed a second miracle to a teenage website developer, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint.
Persons: Pope Francis, Carlo Acutis, , Acutis, Marian Organizations: Service, Catholic, Business Locations: United Kingdom, Italy
Read previewA Native American costume designer for "Killers of the Flower Moon," who previously settled a racial discrimination charge with Apple, is going after the company again. Hoffman filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing costume designer Jacqueline West, Apple Studios, Apple, and the Costume Designers Guild (CDG) of "completely burying" her work. In the lawsuit, Hoffman, a member of a federally recognized tribe, said West invited her to join "Killers of the Flower Moon" because of her "design expertise and cultural competency." Related storiesAccording to the lawsuit, Hoffman was identified as "First Assistant Costume Designer" when the CDG award nominations were first announced. AdvertisementHowever, the lawsuit claims that West requested the removal of this credit, which was applied to all assistant costume designers.
Persons: , Kristi Marie Hoffman, Martin Scorsese's, Hoffman, Jacqueline West, West, Leonardo DiCaprio, Forbes, Oscar Organizations: Service, Apple, Business, Los Angeles Superior Court, Apple Studios, Costume Designers, West, Osage Nation, Globe, Commission, Apple Inc Locations: American, Osage, Los Angeles, KOTFM
Read previewMai Vo began her career as a lookalike performer at Disneyland in 2004. I'm doing partner work with another performer, a female who may weigh less than 100 pounds. AdvertisementDisneyland performers often push through pain and work really, really hard. 'Financial independence would be nice'I've seen colleagues work extra hard, doing overtime and working six-day weeks just to survive in Southern California. For many Disneyland performers, this is their dream job.
Persons: , Mai Vo, haven't, Mickey Mouse, Jae C, I've, I'm Organizations: Service, Magic United, Business, Disney Locations: Anaheim, Southern California, Anaheim , California
The company that insisted it owned the rights to Graceland told the AP it is withdrawing its claim. Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough had accused the company of fraud and forging documents. AdvertisementA bizarre legal battle over who actually owns Elvis Presley's Graceland estate came to an end on Wednesday, leaving the iconic site in the hands of the King of Rock and Roll's family. The company insisting it owned the deed to Graceland said it'll withdraw its claim on the estate, the Associated Press reported. Hours earlier, a Tennessee court had ruled in favor of Elvis' granddaughter, actor Riley Keough, who had been fighting to keep the property.
Persons: Graceland, Elvis Presley's, Riley Keough, , King, it'll, Elvis Organizations: Service, Associated Press, Business Locations: Keough's, Tennessee
A Colorado man pleaded guilty to killing a family by setting their home on fire in 2020. He wanted revenge after his iPhone was stolen, but targeted the wrong house, investigators said. AdvertisementA Colorado man set a house in Denver on fire in 2020, thinking he was avenging the theft of his iPhone. But he targeted the wrong house. He pleaded guilty last week to killing an innocent family who lived there.
Persons: , Kevin Bui, Bui Organizations: Service, Attorney's, Business Locations: Colorado, Denver, Denver's
Riley Keough is fighting to stop the auction of Elvis Presley's Graceland estate. Lisa Marie Presley used Graceland as collateral when taking out a loan, per a public notice. AdvertisementElvis Presley's granddaughter, the actor Riley Keough, is fighting to prevent the auction of his iconic Graceland estate. Last week, a public notice announced the foreclosure sale of the Memphis property. According to the notice, the home was scheduled for a public auction on Thursday at the Shelby County Courthouse.
Persons: Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's, Lisa Marie Presley, Keough, Organizations: Service, Trust, Naussany Investments, Lending, Business Locations: Memphis, Graceland, Shelby
According to prosecutors, the scheme began sometime in 2020 and used the stolen identities of about 60 US citizens. According to prosecutors, the scheme saw overseas workers apply for remote jobs at well-known US companies, including Fortune 500 companies. In exchange, prosecutors said in the indictment that Chapman charged the workers monthly fees for her services. In 2016, the US passed the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act, which aimed to improve the enforcement of sanctions against North Korea. The assistant director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division, Kevin Vorndran, said in the press release that although the allegations may seem like "typical white-collar" crime, they represent a broader trend.
Persons: , Christina Marie Chapman, Chapman, Oleksandr Didenko, Nicole M, Argentieri, Kevin Vorndran Organizations: Service, US, Office, District of Columbia, Business, Fortune, Prosecutors, Social Security Administration, Department's, North Korea Sanctions, North, FBI's Counterintelligence Division Locations: Arizona, North Korea, Valley, American, Ukrainian
Disneyland performers in California say they have to deal with painful costumes and low pay. The claims surfaced in a video by More Perfect Union as part of a unionization push. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementPerformers at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, say they are made to wear painful costumes, receive inadequate pay, and face challenges with inflexible management. Three workers made these claims in a video published on the labor movement platform More Perfect Union as part of a campaign by park employees to unionize.
Persons: Organizations: More, Union, Actors ' Equity Association, Service, Equity, Magic, Business Locations: California, Anaheim , California
A French road safety group is telling people to "drive like a woman" to cut fatalities. The campaign aims to debunk the "misogynistic" stereotype that men are better drivers than women. The campaign notes that, in France, 84% of fatal road accidents are caused by men. AdvertisementA French road safety association is urging people to "drive like a woman" to reduce the number of traffic deaths. Drawing on data from France's National Interministerial Road Safety Observatory 2022-2023, the campaign noted that 84% of fatal accidents are caused by men.
Persons: Organizations: Service, France's, Business Locations: France
Read previewCivil rights groups initiated a class-action lawsuit on Monday, accusing an Iowa sheriff's department and its sheriff of unlawfully collecting jail fees and using some of the proceeds to fund laser tag, ice cream, and a cotton candy machine. Laser tag, ice cream, and cotton candy machinesAccording to the lawsuit, the policy is a money maker for Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office. It said that the department collected $590,217.36 in jail fees between July 2021 to July 2023. AdvertisementSome counties don't collect jail fees at all because they see the practice as unfair, the ACLU and Public Justice said in a joint statement. In the joint statement by the ACLU and Public Justice, Roberts said she wanted to take a stand against the practice.
Persons: , Tony Thompson, Rita Bettis Austen, Sheriff Thompson, Raymond, Leticia Roberts, Roberts, Charles Moore Organizations: Service, Business, Court, Nothern District of, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Public, Sheriff's, ACLU, Public Justice Locations: Iowa, Hawk, Nothern District, Nothern District of Iowa
Patricia and Ray Johnson arrived at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui on February 23, 2022, marking the couple's sixth visit to Hawaii. AdvertisementA July 2010 Snorkel Safety Study, conducted in collaboration with the Hawaii State Department of Health and the Hawaii Tourism Authority, distinguishes drowning by ROPE from drowning by aspirating water. Related storiesPatricia Johnson told ABC 7 Eyewitness News that Ray had kept his head above water before appearing disorientated. According to the lawsuit, Ray Johnson eventually lost consciousness before reaching the shore. He added: "If even one life is saved by this message, then Ray Johnson will not have died in vain."
Persons: , Patricia, Ray Johnson, Ray, Ray Johnson's, Patricia Johnson, Johnson, KITV, Ray wasn't, Jay Stuemke, we'd Organizations: Service, Business, Mayo Clinic, Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Tourism Authority, ABC, Hawaiian Tourism Authority, Hawaii Visitors Locations: Maui, Hawaii, Wailea, Lani
A jury awarded sisters $18 million in damages from an insurance company after their home was flooded. The sisters sued American Reliable after being offered just $5,000 for repairs. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Last month, a jury awarded the pair $18 million, after they took the company to court.
Persons: , San, Jennifer Garnier, Angela Toft Organizations: Service, The Sun, San, Business Locations: American, California, San Bernardino County
Cold Stone Creamery is facing legal action over 'pistachio' ice cream that contains no pistachios. AdvertisementThe parent company of Cold Stone Creamery is facing legal action after a New York woman ordered "pistachio" ice cream only to discover that it didn't contain pistachios. It all started when the plaintiff visited a Cold Stone Creamery in Levittown, Long Island, in July 2022, ordering what she believed was a pistachio ice cream. The plaintiff's lawyers argued that had she been aware of this, she wouldn't have bought the ice cream. Related storiesIn the ruling, the plaintiff compared Cold Stone Creamy's pistachio ice cream to offerings from Häagen-Dazs and Ben and Jerry's, both of which contained real pistachios.
Persons: , Gary R, Brown, wouldn't, Jerry's, Kahala Brands, Taco, Oren Bitan Organizations: Service, Cold, Eastern, Court, Kahala Brands, Kahala, Business, Taco Bell Locations: New York, York, Brooklyn, Levittown, Long, Häagen
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Using this status, they could access a special security lane at John F. Kennedy International Airport without undergoing typical passenger screening procedures. Advertisement"Flight attendants are ideal for smuggling bulk cash" for this reason, a Homeland Security Investigations special agent wrote in the indictments. Related storiesThe pair believed the money was the proceeds of narcotics trafficking and needed to be transported, according to the indictment. AdvertisementHe said the investigation "exposed critical vulnerabilities in the airline security industry" and has "illuminated methods that narcotics traffickers are utilizing."
Persons: , — Charlie Hernandez, Sarah Valerio Pujols, Emmanuel Torres, Jarol Fabio, John F, Damian Williams, Hernandez, Pujols, Torres, Fabio, HSI, Ivan J, Arvelo Organizations: Service, Business, US, Office, of, Transportation Security Administration, Kennedy, Homeland Security Investigations, Pujols, Customs, Border, JFK, Delta Airlines, NBC News, Delta Locations: New York, Dominican Republic, Southern, of New York
Read previewThe owners of the Brentwood home where Marilyn Monroe lived and later died are suing the City of Los Angeles for the right to demolish the property. According to the Los Angeles Times, they purchased the home for $8.35 million. Last September, the Los Angeles City Council intervened to temporarily halt the demolition of the home, which KCAL News reported was welcomed by fans and historians. Marilyn Monroe waves from Arthur Miller's convertible as the newlyweds leave their Connecticut home for a picnic in June 1956. AdvertisementRepresentatives for Milstein, Bank, and the City of Los Angeles did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment.
Persons: , Marilyn Monroe, Brinah Milstein, Roy, Monroe, Scott Fortner, Arthur Miller, Arthur Miller's, Bettmann, Fortner, Milstein, Betty White, Joan Crawford, Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Craig Ellwood, Liz Waytkus, Dezeen Organizations: Service, Brentwood, Roy Bank, Los Angeles Superior, Business, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles City Council, Monroe, Connecticut, City, Bank, Milstein , Bank Locations: Los Angeles, Brentwood, memorializing Monroe
Tokyo police arrested a yakuza boss, accusing him of stealing Pokémon cards. Anti-gang laws and lower profits have made yakuza membership less appealing to younger Japanese. AdvertisementTokyo Metropolitan Police last week arrested an executive of the Takinogawa gang, a faction of Japan's second-most powerful organized crime syndicate — the Sumiyoshi-kai. Police accuse him of stealing Pokémon cards. Yakuza are members of organized crime syndicates, the Japanese equivalents of gangsters or mafiosos.
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