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UPDATE: 2 people dead, 1 injured in Walmart shooting in Colorado

Police officers respond to the Walmart shooting in Thornton, Colorado.Twitter/@MicahGrimesv Police in Colorado said at least two people were killed and one person was injured after a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado, on Wednesday night. The Thornton Police Department confirmed the shooting on its Twitter account. The Thornton Police Department also said on its Twitter account that the …

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A grade school backed by Mark Zuckerberg is closing its Silicon Valley location after spending $40 million a year

Darren Weaver A new kind of school crafted by the minds and wallets of Silicon Valley influencers is struggling. AltSchool, an educational software developer and network of “micro-schools” with nine locations in California and New York, is shuttering at least one location and is scaling back its ambitious plans for expansion, according to a new report in Bloomberg. Max Ventilla, …

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Tesla fired 700 employees after performance reviews in the third quarter (TSLA)

Reuters/Bobby Yip; Business Insider/Dave Smith Tesla CEO Elon Musk said 700 employees were fired after performance reviews. Musk condemned coverage of the terminations, saying journalists failed to provide context. Tesla has declined to say how many people were fired before Wednesday’s earnings call. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said 700 employees were fired after performance reviews in the third quarter — …

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These 15 women opened up about their sexual assault experiences thanks to the #metoo campaign

Theresa Joy wears a t-shirt that says “If you’re not outraged you’re not paying attention.” Lucy Nicholson/Reuters At the Women’s Convention in Detroit, women shared their stories of sexual abuse and harassment. Many said that the #MeToo movement helped give them the courage to speak up. They hope that talking about the issue will help prevent more people from staying …

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iPhones recognise bra pictures & everyone is losing their sh*t

Not to freak you out or anything, but your phone definitely knows about your NSFW selfies. This week, a viral tweet revealed that the Photos app, on Apple’s iOS and macOS operating systems, recognises bras – and lets you search for them in your camera roll. ATTENTION ALL GIRLS ALL GIRLS!!! Go to your photos and type in the ‘Brassiere’ …

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This simple hack will prevent your Thanksgiving turkey from being dry

Place frozen butter and herb slices under the turkey’s skin. Sarah Schmalbruch/INSIDER According to the experts from Butterball’s Turkey Talk Line, you don’t need to baste your turkey. Instead, you can use a combination of butter and herbs to season it. Even better, they suggest a mess-free way of seasoning your turkey with butter and herbs: freezing the butter and …

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A Colorado county of 30,000 people is the healthiest place in America — here's why

saturnism/Flickr Summit County, Colorado is the healthiest place in the US, according to a wealth of public health data. The county is middle to upper-middle class and has high rates of physical activity. A rare lung condition makes the high-altitude lifestyle slightly more challenging, however. It’s not just the skiing that keeps residents of Summit County, Colorado spry. Located about …

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Traders have made almost $1 billion betting against Under Armour this year (UAA, UA)

Stephen Curry’s Under Armour shoes are a rare sighting on the street, where Nike remains dominant. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Under Armour short sellers have made almost $1 billion in 2018 betting against the stock, which had fallen 54% year-to-date through Tuesday. The company cut its full-year 2018 guidance as part of a disappointing third-quarter earnings report. One of the safest …

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Bitcoin posts new record high above $6,600

Bitcoin rises above $6,600 for the first time on Wednesday morning. Rise extends recent bull run for the cryptocurrency. Fresh record high comes hot on the heels of CME Group’s plans to launch bitcoin futures. Bitcoin continues to post record highs, climbing above $6,500 and then $6,600 for the first time ever on Wednesday. The digital currency is up over …

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