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A Los Angeles socialite fatally struck 2 kids with her Mercedes while they were crossing the street, reports say

A Los Angeles socialite fatally struck 2 kids with her Mercedes while they were crossing the street, reports say

Summary List PlacementA 57-year-old woman arrested for the death of two young siblings who were crossing the street in California, PEOPLE reported.  According to CBSLA, Rebecca Grossman, who is the co-founder of an organization that helps burn survivors with treatment and care, allegedly struck two brothers with her vehicle in Westlake Village, California at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday night. Mark Iskander, 11, and Jacob Iskander, 9, were walking across a street with their family when the fatal incident occurred, the outlet reported.  "The family was in a marked crosswalk," Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Captain Salvador Becerra said, according to the outlet.  "As [their mother] realized two cars were speeding her way, she was able to reach out and grab one of her children off of a Razor s...
New Jersey Republicans paid up to $250,000 to be exposed to Trump and, ultimately, the coronavirus

New Jersey Republicans paid up to $250,000 to be exposed to Trump and, ultimately, the coronavirus

Summary List PlacementSupporters of President Donald Trump paid up to $250,000 to attend a buffet fundraiser at his New Jersey golf club on Thursday, hours before he announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, ABC News reported. About 100 men and women attended the event at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, some telling ABC News that they didn't know he had already been exposed to the coronavirus.  "It was a buffet style, but from what I could tell everyone was wearing masks," Spenser Sembrat, the founder of a travel business, told ABC News. "It was a buffet style, but from what I could tell everyone was wearing masks."  The event was held in an open courtyard at the club. Sembrat, and others at the event, said the tables were six feet apart.  White House press sec...
<div>At least 10 GOP officials have tested positive for coronavirus in the wake of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis</div>

At least 10 GOP officials have tested positive for coronavirus in the wake of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Summary List PlacementPresident Donald Trump and Melania The President and Melania Trump announced early Friday morning that they had tested positive for the coronavirus.  Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment later that day. White House physician Sean Conley presented a confusing timeline about when the President was first diagnosed.  Conley told reporters the president was not currently using supplemental oxygen, but would not clarify whether Trump had used it so far. The AP reported that the president was given supplemental oxygen at the White House before heading to the hospital. Chris Christie, Former New Jersey Governor  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, four days after he helped President Donald Trump prepa...
<div>THEN AND NOW: The ‘Avengers’ stars before they were famous</div>

THEN AND NOW: The ‘Avengers’ stars before they were famous

Summary List Placement  The popularity of 2019's billion-dollar movie "Avengers: Endgame" is the result of fans' dedication to characters they've followed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the past 10 years.  Though the actors in the "Avengers" films are now huge names in Hollywood, it wasn't always that way. They started out in small films and TV series before earning a spot in the franchise.  Here are the earliest roles of the "Avengers" stars before they were famous. SEE ALSO: THEN AND NOW: Actors who played villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe FOLLOW US: Insider Entertainment is on Facebook Long before playing Tony Stark/Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. landed his first role in the movie "Pound." The movie was written and directed by his father. Downey was five years old when the mo...
<div>THEN AND NOW: Here’s what the ‘Mean Girls’ cast is up to 16 years later</div>

THEN AND NOW: Here’s what the ‘Mean Girls’ cast is up to 16 years later

Summary List Placement  "Mean Girls" has solidified itself as a teen classic.  The popular movie got its own holiday fan-dubbed "Mean Girls Day" on October 3 in honor of the time Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, what day it was. The movie is also remembered for trying to make "fetch" happen. And its popular characters have even been reimagined in a new musical.  With all that in mind, it's a good time to honor the original stars of the movie and find out what they've been up to in the 16 years since "Mean Girls" was released. Anjelica Oswald contributed to a previous version of this article.SEE ALSO: THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Easy A' 10 years later FOLLOW US: Insider Entertainment is on Facebook Lindsay Lohan was already an established star before playing new girl ...
Airbnb bans one-night stays on Halloween weekend to prevent parties from happening at rental properties

Airbnb bans one-night stays on Halloween weekend to prevent parties from happening at rental properties

Summary List PlacementAirbnb is instating new rules in an effort to prevent gatherings on Halloween weekend. On Friday, the home rental service announced that it will ban one-night reservations in the US and Canada on October 30 and 31.  "To strengthen our hosts' protection against parties amid concerns about a second wave of the pandemic, today we're announcing that we'll be prohibiting one-night reservations over the Halloween weekend in entire home listings in the United States or Canada," Airbnb wrote in a statement. The home-rental service stated that it will cancel any one-night reservations already made for Halloween weekend and offer a full refund to guests who had already booked and hosts who had confirmed bookings. Airbnb is also placing restrictions on two- and three-night rent...
<div>20 of the most iconic outfits from ‘Mean Girls’</div>

20 of the most iconic outfits from ‘Mean Girls’

Summary List PlacementSince hitting theaters in 2004, "Mean Girls" has remained an endlessly quotable film that captured what it was like to be a teenager in the early aughts — questionable fashion choices included.  From tiny handbags to Juicy Couture tracksuits, the teen comedy is packed to the brim with early 2000s fashion trends that, despite disappearing from the shelves, have remained iconic today. Read on for some of the most popular looks from "Mean Girls."FOLLOW US: Insider is on Facebook Janis Ian mastered the artsy grunge look. Janis Ian's angsty aesthetic proved she was the complete opposite of the Plastics. Her most iconic outfit included a "Rubbish" shirt over a long-sleeved tee. She completed the look with a black skirt over striped leggings and high-top Converse sneakers.  ...
Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are 9 other US presidents who battled illness while in office — and what happened after they recovered or died.

Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are 9 other US presidents who battled illness while in office — and what happened after they recovered or died.

Summary List Placement SEE ALSO: Insider is on Facebook George Washington battled pneumonia and influenza while in office, which impacted his eyesight and hearing. The nation's first president had survived a number of illnesses prior to taking the oath — including malaria, smallpox, and tuberculosis. Less than two months after his inauguration, Washington had a tumor on his thigh removed, and the recovery process required him to lie on his side for six weeks, according to Mount Vernon archives. Washington fell ill in 1790 due to pneumonia and influenza, which took a toll on his eyesight and hearing, according to Mount Vernon. At age 69, Washington died of a throat infection in 1799, which was after he had left office. William Henry Harrison fell ill and died 34 days into his term — making ...
<div>Chelsea Clinton said she ended friendship with Ivanka Trump over the ‘cruelty and incompetence’ of her father’s administration</div>

Chelsea Clinton said she ended friendship with Ivanka Trump over the ‘cruelty and incompetence’ of her father’s administration

Summary List PlacementChelsea Clinton said on Thursday's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" she has "not spoken" to her longtime friend Ivanka Trump "since 2016."  When asked during the Bravo host's talk show what happened to her friendship with Trump, Clinton explained she has "no interest in being friends with someone who is not only complicit but actively taking part in this administration's everyday collision of cruelty and incompetence." Clinton told Cohen that she was in touch with Trump "at the beginning of the campaign," but has not been in contact with her since. "I don't think [Ivanka and President Donald Trump] are the same by any standard," Clinton said. "But I think she's more than complicit." "I don't want to be friends with someone like that," Clinton added. Clin...
Dua Lipa showed off a nod to the 2000s with the exposed thong trend while out in New York

Dua Lipa showed off a nod to the 2000s with the exposed thong trend while out in New York

Summary List PlacementDua Lipa was spotted embracing one of the hottest trends of the 2000s: the exposed thong. Lipa was pictured while out in New York City on September 30 wearing baggy blue jeans that sat low on her hips, which revealed a black thong she had on underneath. The "Break My Heart" singer was also sporting a white and green Marc Jacobs T-shirt with a pink bear printed on it. The shirt retails for $65 at the time of writing and is still available for purchase on Marc Jacobs' website. Lipa added to her look with a white mask, a black handbag, and a cornflower blue sweatshirt over her shoulders. The singer topped off her look with chunky black sneakers, another trend from the 2000s that has seen a resurgence since fashion houses Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga made shoes in the st...