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President Biden paid tribute to veterans who died in America’s wars at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, hailing them as “a link in the chain of honor” who deserve recognition for protecting the nation’s democracy. “Freedom has never been guaranteed,” Mr. Biden said in a nine-minute Memorial Day address, moments after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Defend it in battle between autocracy and democracy,” he said of the nation’s veterans. “Our democracy is more than just a system of government. It’s the very soul of America.”His somber message was a sharp contrast to that of former President Donald J. Trump, his challenger for re-election this year, who posted an angry and incendiary Memorial Day message on his social media site.
Persons: Biden, , Mr, Donald J, Trump Organizations: Arlington National Cemetery Locations: America
Read previewPro League Network has raised $2.2 million to commercialize niche sports like slapfighting, CarJitsu, and streetball, and allow people to bet on them. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Advertisement"We're solving a problem," Yucatonis told Business Insider. "The portfolio appeals to them because they're placing a bet on different properties," Salvaris said. Business Insider has viewed the full version.
Persons: , Mike Salvaris, Bill Yucatonis, Yucatonis, Roger Ehrenberg, Chris Grove, Kevin Garnett, Salvaris, PLN, it's Organizations: Service, League, Business Locations: Missouri, East
The attack occurred in Kuchi village, Munya district, in Niger state, beginning at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday and lasting until 4:00 a.m. Saturday, according to district official Aminu Abdulhamid Najume. Najume reported that about 300 gunmen arrived on motorbikes and stayed for several hours, making themselves at home before leaving with the abductees. “This is not the first or second time Kuchi village has been attacked. “The invasion of the village by the gunmen is yet another indication of the Nigerian authorities’ utter failure to protect lives,” Amnesty added. The Kuchi abduction comes two months after 21 people, including a newlywed, were killed when gunmen described locally as ‘bandits’ stormed a market in Rafi, another affected district in Niger.
Persons: Boko, Najume, , ” Najume, , , Rafi Organizations: CNN, Niger State Police Command, Amnesty Locations: Nigeria, Kuchi, Munya, Niger, Najume, Nigeria’s, Abuja, Niger’s, Kaduna
Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company, xAI, said on Sunday that it has raised $6 billion, helping to close the funding gap with OpenAI, Anthropic and other rivals in the red-hot industry. Mr. Musk, who founded xAI in July, said in a social media post the funding round valued the company at $18 billion, not including the new money. Investors included the Silicon Valley heavyweights Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, along with Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Investors and large tech companies like Google, Meta and Microsoft have poured billions into the businesses developing A.I. systems, which require huge amounts of processing power to generate text, sounds and images.
Persons: Musk, Andreessen Horowitz, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Organizations: Elon, xAI, Sequoia Capital, Saudi, Investors, Google, Meta, Microsoft
Rafah, Gaza and Jerusalem CNN —Dozens of people were killed on Sunday after a fire broke out following an Israeli airstrike on a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah, Gaza. “Several civilians are still trapped inside the camp, which was attacked without warning,” a Palestinian man filming the fire said. Palestinians mourn over the bodies of relatives killed in an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, the Gaza Strip on Monday. It was among the deadliest strikes by the Israeli military on Gaza’s southernmost city since Israel began its operation there on May 7. Qatar, another key mediator, said Israel’s strike could “hinder” ongoing negotiations, and called the attack a “serious violation of international law.”Palestinians gather at the site of an Israeli strike on a camp housing internally displaced people in Rafah, Gaza on Monday.
Persons: , Jehad, ” Avichay Adraee, Yifat, Yerushalmi, , ” Israel, Staff Yassin Rabia, Khaled Nagar, peered, Abed Rahim Khatib, Mohammad Abu Al Subeh, Abu Al Subeh, “ It’s, ” Abu Nidal Al Attar, Josep Borrell, Borrell, Israel, Emmanuel Macron, Critics, Israel’s, Eyad Baba Organizations: Jerusalem CNN, CNN, Gaza Health Ministry, Hamas, Sunday, Israel Defense Forces, IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, IDF, West Bank, Staff, International Court of Justice, United Nations ’, Ministry of Health, Getty, UN, ” Medical, United Nations Relief, Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, ICJ Locations: Rafah, Gaza, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, , rummaging, Kuwait, Nuseirat, Egypt, Qatar, AFP
CNN —Filmmaker Payal Kapadia made history Saturday, as she became the first person from India to clinch the prestigious Grand Prix at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, the second highest prize after the Palme d’Or. It is the first Indian movie in three decades to compete in Cannes’ main competition. “Please don’t wait another 30 years to have an Indian film,” she said to the audience. “Indian stars shining bright… These women have scripted history, and inspired the entire Indian film fraternity,” he wrote on the platform. In 1947, filmmaker Chetan Anand took Cannes’ top prize for his film “Neecha Nagar,” becoming the only Indian to win the accolade.
Persons: Payal Kapadia, Palme, ” Kapadia, Greta Gerwig, Lily Gladstone, , Narendra Modi, ” Rahul Gandhi, India’s, Anasuya Sengupta, , Chhaya, Divya Prabha, Stephane Cardinale, Corbis, Hridhu Haroon, Kartiki Gonsalves, Chetan Anand, Neecha, Kapadia Organizations: CNN, Prix, Cannes Film, Cannes, Indian National Congress, Grand, “ Salaam, Hollywood, Cannes ’ Locations: India, Mumbai, Cannes, , “ Salaam Bombay, Kani, Indian
CNN —Lizzo appeared to be left stunned after “South Park” referenced the singer in an episode satirizing the increasing popularity of weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Mounjaro. The “About Damn Time” singer posted a live reaction video on Instagram and TikTok of her watching a scene from “South Park: The End of Obesity.”In the scene, Sharon and Sheila are discussing the “amazing” new drugs that Sharon has been taking to manage her weight. “Lizzo helps you eat everything you want and keep physical activity to a minimum… Ask about the power of not giving a f**k, with Lizzo,” the commercial added, along with a series of side effects. In her reaction video, Lizzo said, “that’s crazy, I just feel like damn, I’m really that b***h.”Lizzo attended the 2024 Met Gala. Lizzo has long advocated for body positivity and spoken out about the body shaming she faces on social media.
Persons: CNN — Lizzo, Sharon, Sheila, , Lizzo, , “ Lizzo, ” Lizzo, Dimitrios Kambouris, Trey Parker, Matt Stone Organizations: CNN, University of Colorado Boulder Locations: Colorado, Lizzo,
North Korea says its latest satellite launch exploded in flight
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North Korean technicians check the Unha-3 rocket at the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in Tongchang-Ri on April 8, 2012. North Korea said its attempt to launch a new military reconnaissance satellite ended in failure on Monday when a newly developed rocket engine exploded in flight. North Korea fired the projectile on a southern path off its west coast at around 10:44 p.m. (1344 GMT), the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The launch appeared to originate from Dongchang-ri, a northwestern area of the country where North Korea's main space flight centre is based, JCS said. Japan said over its J-Alert broadcasting system that North Korea appeared to have fired a missile, sending out the warning to residents in southern prefecture of Okinawa.
Persons: Yoshimasa Hayashi, Hayashi Organizations: North Korea's National Aerospace Technology Administration, South's, Chiefs, Staff, North, NHK Locations: Tongchang, North Korea, Pyongyang, North, South Korea, Japan, China, Dongchang, Korean, Korea, Okinawa
Donald Trump on Monday again denied rape and defamation claims against him by writer E. Jean Carroll, nabbing the attention of her lawyer. Kaplan later ruled in the civil defamation case in January that as president Trump defamed Carroll after she accused him in 2019 of rape. Carroll's lawyer Roberta Kaplan swiftly responded to Trump's post, "We have said several times since the last jury verdict in January that all options were on the table. The Biden campaign also responded to Trump's post on X and wrote, "Trump posts Memorial Day message with zero mention of fallen American service members, instead calling those who don't support him "'Human Scum.'" Then continued, "As we said after the last jury verdict, we continue to monitor every statement that Donald Trump makes about our client, E. Jean Carroll."
Persons: Donald Trump, E, Jean Carroll, Lewis Kaplan, Carroll's, Kaplan, Trump, Carroll, Roberta Kaplan, Biden, CNBC's Organizations: U.S, Manhattan Criminal, Monday, Manhattan Locations: New York City, U.S, Manhattan
The fog parts, Chris Hemsworth as Dementus comes into focus and grins at the audience. This is the 4DX viewing experience. Moviegoers who have returned are seeking premium experiences — higher-quality picture and sound — and are willing to pay more for those tickets. 4DX is one option in the premium large format market alongside the likes of IMAX and Dolby Cinema. 4DX utilizes motion seats, practical effects and sensory elements to immerse viewers in a movie.
Persons: George Miller's, Max, Chris Hemsworth, Dementus, Duncan Macdonald, CJ, CJ 4DPlex, 4DX, Paul Dergarabedian, Wonka, Don Savant Organizations: CJ 4DPlex, Hollywood, Dolby, Comscore, Warner Bros
Former President Donald J. Trump’s lawyers on Monday assailed a request by federal prosecutors to limit what he could say about a new flare-up in a case accusing him of illegally retaining classified documents after leaving office. In an angry court filing, the lawyers pushed back hard against the request by the office of the special counsel, Jack Smith, to revise Mr. Trump’s conditions of release by forbidding him to make any public comments that might endanger federal agents working on the prosecution. On Friday evening, Mr. Smith’s team requested what amounted to a limited gag order on Mr. Trump, prompted by what it called “grossly misleading” social media posts the former president made last week falsely claiming that the F.B.I. had been authorized to kill him when agents searched Mar-a-Lago, his Florida club and residence, in August 2022. The former president’s statements were based on a recently unsealed operational order for the search that contained boilerplate language spelling out that the use of deadly force could be used only in case of emergency, a standard provision applied to all searches conducted by the bureau.
Persons: Donald J, Jack Smith, Smith’s, Trump Locations: Florida
China is banning social media influencers for flaunting lavish lifestyles and promoting materialism. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementFlaunting a lavish lifestyle to promote materialism can get you thrown off social media in China. Since April, China has been busy cracking down on influencers who promote ostentatious lifestyles as a means of gaining profit. China's internet regulator, Cyberspace Administration of China, launched a campaign last month to discourage social media users from "deliberately showcasing a lavish lifestyle built on wealth," the Financial Times reported.
Persons: China's Kim Kardashian, Organizations: Cyberspace Administration of China, Financial Times, Service, Cyberspace Administration, Business Locations: China
Ms. Donalds was singled out for opening a charter school in Florida. He is just a “poor kid from Brooklyn,” he said, who made good by doggedly pursuing his interests. He urged the group to do the same: “Be bold.”Mr. Donalds’s career is a testament to his advice. His interests — in overhauling public education, evangelical Christianity and electing Donald J. Trump — have propelled a rapid political ascent. A backbencher congressman in only his second term, Mr. Donalds, 45, has fast become a prominent surrogate for Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign and a conservative media regular, serving up earnest and on-message defenses of the former president.
Persons: Byron Donalds, Erika, Donalds, , ” Mr, , doggedly, Mr, Donald J, Trump Organizations: Republican, Truth & Liberty Coalition Locations: Florida, Brooklyn
Toyota will reportedly end its $835 million sponsorship with the IOC after Paris 2024. Toyota is said to be dissatisfied with a lack of support for Olympic athletes. 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 . According to a report from Japan's Kyodo News, Toyota will end its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after this year's games in Paris.
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The DOJ secured the agreements with Arthur Grand Technologies Inc., an information technology services firm, earlier this month. The job ad said it was after "only US-born citizens [white] who are local within 60 miles from Dallas, TX." Arthur Grand apologized and said that an employee added discriminatory language to the listing and published it without authorization. AdvertisementAs part of its settlement with the Justice Department, Arthur Grand will pay the US Treasury a civil penalty of $7,500 and implement comprehensive training for its staff on INA compliance. Last month, Business Insider reported on a study that showed CVs with Black-sounding names are less likely to get callbacks.
Persons: , Arthur Grand, Kristen Clarke, Michele Hodge, OpenAI, Arthur Grand didn't Organizations: Service, US Department of Justice, DOJ, Arthur Grand Technologies Inc, Immigration, Business, Department, Department of Labor's, LinkedIn, Justice Department, Labor, Justice Department's Civil, Division, US Treasury, INA, Labor Department, Bloomberg Locations: Virginia, Dallas , TX
Several investors released a joint letter this month urging fellow shareholders to vote down the package as excessive. Tesla shareholders approved the pay package in 2018, with compensation tied to Tesla's performance including its market value. And he still has time to meet goals he hasn't reached, including on revenue, because the pay package had a 10-year term. In the 440-page proxy statement explaining the vote, a committee of the Tesla board noted the "novel circumstances." Some people began sharing screenshots of their votes in April, shortly after the Tesla board announced the vote, and the deadline to vote online is June 12.
Persons: Elon Musk, The Beverly Hilton, Tesla, James Park, Musk, He's, Judge Kathaleen McCormick, McCormick, Nadya Malenko, hasn't, Ann Lipton, Lipton, — I'm, Musk's, there's, , Rowe Price, didn't, Brad Lander Organizations: SpaceX, Tesla, The Beverly, Wall Street, University of California, CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, Boston College's, Tulane University, Disney, New York, Amalgamated Bank . Locations: Beverly Hills , California, U.S, Delaware, Austin , Texas, , Los Angeles, Texas, New York City
CNN —It might be the last dance for the ‘King of Clay.’In what could be his final French Open appearance ever, Rafael Nadal is set to take on world No. 4 Alexander Zverev in the first round of the tournament on Monday. How to watchNadal and Zverev are currently scheduled in the third match of the day on Court Philippe Chatrier – Roland Garros’ showpiece venue – and the contest is slated to begin around 8:30 a.m. NBC and streaming service Peacock begin their Monday coverage of the French Open at 11 a.m. 2 Zverev, widely tipped as one of the favorites to win the tournament in Paris.
Persons: Clay, , Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Nadal, Zverev, Philippe Chatrier – Roland Garros, Peacock, Roland Garros, , Boris Becker, Nadal’s, Organizations: CNN, ATP, ATP Tour, Tennis Channel, NBC, Eurosport, Warner Bros ., CNN Sport, Nadal Locations: Paris, Rome
A member of Egypt’s security forces has been killed during a shooting incident near the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip and an investigation is underway, an Egyptian army spokesman said on Monday, after the Israeli military reported a shooting incident on the border. Israeli troops took control of the Gaza side of the Rafah border crossing, the main conduit between the territory and Egypt, early this month. “Several hours ago, a shooting incident took place on the Egyptian border. The Israeli seizure of the Rafah crossing, in what Israel called a limited operation into Rafah, halted the flow of aid into the enclave through that portal. Since then, most people have fled Rafah to areas farther from the Egyptian border.
Persons: Gharib Abdel Hafez, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Organizations: Gaza Locations: Rafah, Gaza, Israel, Egypt
CNN —The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, 116-107, to move to 3-0 in the series and knock on the door of their first NBA Finals appearance in 13 years. As a duo, Dončić and Irving scored or assisted 26 of the Mavericks’ 29 fourth quarter points. Dončić called Irving’s late-game performance “unbelievable.”“That’s why some people call him Mr. Fourth Quarter, right?” Dončić told reporters. Irving (right) scored 14 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter against the Timberwolves. I felt like in that fourth quarter, we had a good run going.
Persons: Dallas, Luka Dončić, Irving, ” Irving, it’s, Dončić, ” Dončić, , It’s, Julio Cortez, we’re, Dončić’s, we’ve, Dereck Lively, Anthony Edwards, couldn’t, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Marquise Brown, “ Taylor, Organizations: CNN, The Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Western, NBA, Minnesota, American Airlines Center, ESPN, Mavericks, Dallas, Irving, Timberwolves, . Kansas City Chiefs Locations: Texas, Minnesota, Dallas, .
Israeli airstrikes kill at least 35 in Rafah, Gaza authorities say
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Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz said the rockets fired from Rafah "prove that the (Israel Defense Forces) must operate in every place Hamas still operates from". Reshiq restated Hamas's demands, which include: "Ending the aggression completely and permanently, in all of Gaza Strip, not only Rafah". It follows an agreement between U.S. President Joe Biden and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday to temporarily send aid via the Kerem Shalom crossing, bypassing the Rafah crossing that has been blocked for weeks. Aid trucks had been piling up on the Egyptian side of the border since May 7, when Israel seized the Rafah crossing in Gaza. Today, trucks at the Rafah crossing were rerouted to the Kerem Shalom crossing, which sits at the junction of Gaza, Israel and Egypt.
Persons: Eyad BABA, EYAD BABA, Eyad Baba, Ashraf Al, Sami Abu Zuhri, Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Yoav Gallant, Itamar Ben Gvir, Israel, Izzat, Reshiq, Netanyahu, Khaled Zayed of, Joe Biden, Abdel Fattah al, Ali Moustafa Organizations: West Bank, Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Getty, Afp, International Committee, Kuwaiti, Brigades, Israel Defense Forces, ., Reuters, Aid, Crescent Locations: Gaza, Rafah, Israel, AFP, Tel Al, States, Tel Aviv, Egypt, Jabaliya, Gaza Israel, Kerem Shalom, RAFAH, EGYPT, Palestinian, Kerem Abu Salem, Today
PARIS, France — There will be no magical run, no age- and injury-defying push into the deep end of the competition. AdvertisementThe end officially arrived at 6:28, with a final miss off the Spaniard’s racket, forced by Alexander Zverev, who prevailed 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. A clump of two dozen that is used to getting choice seats clogged the entryway to the president’s box. Ultimately, that is what doomed him on a chilly and dreary afternoon and evening under the roof on Chatrier. He hit serves that became easy chances for Zverev to go on the defensive, and groundstrokes into the middle of the court that Zverev pounded for winners.
Persons: Rafael Nadal, Roland Garros, Alexander Zverev, Nadal, Philippe, Chatrier, , Emmanuel Dunand, He’d, hadn’t, Zverev, Brenda Patea, he’d, Mateo Villalba Organizations: Nadal, Getty Locations: PARIS, France, AFP, Paris, German, Berlin, Germany
And I think if somebody doesn't fix the problem, we could be gone," Malcolm Collins previously told BI in 2022. Malcolm Collins resumed his conversation with the stunned reporter after telling his child: "I love you but you gotta be nice in restaurants. Related storiesSoon afterward, the episode went viral on X — the platform owned by Elon Musk, whom Malcolm Collins was incidentally gushing over moments before striking his toddler. This is all to say that yes, 100%, Torsten was pushing boundaries and not acting unintentionally," Simone Collins wrote. AdvertisementOver the phone, Malcolm Collins told Business Insider that he "bopped" his son on the nose to jar him, not to hurt him.
Persons: Malcolm, Simone Collins, Malcolm Collins, Jenny Kleeman, Elon Musk, Christ, Torsten Savage, Torsten Organizations: Service, Business, Guardian, Elon, CNN Locations: Pennsylvania
London CNN —The AI firm founded by Elon Musk has raised another $6 billion from investors, including Silicon Valley venture capitalists and a Saudi prince, boosting its valuation to $24 billion. Investors providing the second-round funding included Sequoia Capital, Andreesen Horowitz, and Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, xAI announced in a blog post on Sunday. Investors, lured by the potential for AI to revolutionize the way people live and work, have thrown huge sums of money at AI companies in recent years. Microsoft (MSFT) is OpenAI’s biggest stakeholder, with a $13 billion investment in the firm. Last year, Amazon (AMZN) announced it would invest up to $4 billion in Anthropic AI in exchange for partial ownership of the company.
Persons: Elon Musk, Andreesen Horowitz, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, xAI, Musk, Grok Organizations: London CNN, Elon, Sequoia Capital, xAI, London . Investors, Microsoft, Google Locations: Silicon, Saudi, OpenAI, Palo Alto, San Francisco, London
Johnny Wactor, who played Brando Corbin on "General Hospital," was shot and killed in LA. "General Hospital" said it was "heartbroken" about Wactor, who left the show in 2022. AdvertisementJohnny Wactor, best known for his role as Brando Corbin on "General Hospital," was shot and killed in Los Angeles, family members of the actor told media outlets. Wactor's brother confirmed to local station KTLA that the 37-year-old actor was shot and killed early Saturday morning in a theft that turned deadly. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Johnny Wactor, Brando Corbin, , Wactor's Organizations: General, Service, KTLA, Los Angeles Police Department, Business Locations: LA, Los Angeles
Lily Allen says her husband, David Harbour, has control over the apps she has on her phone. "It has no browsing capability and no social media, but you can still have Uber and Spotify," she told The Sunday Times. AdvertisementLily Allen, 39, says her husband, David Harbour, has control over the apps that she has on her phone. It has no browsing capability and no social media, but you can still have Uber and Spotify," Allen told The Sunday Times. "My husband is the caregiver on it, so he controls what I'm allowed to have as an app on my phone."
Persons: Lily Allen, David Harbour, , Miquita Oliver, Allen Organizations: Sunday Times, Service, Business
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