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One event changed how Jeff Bezos sees DC — and it could have implications for where Amazon's second headquarters will land (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos, who bought the Washington Post in 2013, was once wary of wading into the Washington, DC limelight. However, the Amazon CEO now embraces DC and sees himself as the successor to former Washington Post publisher Kay Graham, according to the Washingtonian. Insiders who spoke to the magazine point to the Jason Rezaian incident as the turning point. Bezos' embrace of DC life could have implications for where Amazon's second headquarters eventually lands, but by how much is anyone's guess.

Jeff Bezos was once wary of Washington, DC.


VW's Electrify America teams up with Walmart and Target to tackle the biggest challenge for electric cars (WMT, TGT)

VW Group's Electrify America is rolling out an ambitious plan to partner with retail companies and developers to bring fast charging for electric vehicles to more locations.  The company is joining with Walmart and Target. 2,000 individual fast-chargers will be installed.

We've tested numerous electric vehicles at Business Insider over the past few years, and we always come back to a single basic complaint.

There aren't enough charging options.

By this, we mean fast-charging: not the kind of power you draw from a household wall outlet, but high-speed DC charging that can take an EV with a big battery and return it to the road in about an hour.


A close look at why Bernard is malfunctioning in the 'Westworld' season 2 premiere

Season two of HBO's "Westworld" premiered Sunday night, and people are already theorizing.

Much of the episode is told through Bernard's perspective, so it's unreliable given that he's a host. And not only is he a host: he's a glitching host.

Throughout the episode, we see small signs that something is wrong with Bernard. His hands shake uncontrollably, his memory is dodgy (even more so than usual), and at one point goo comes out of his ear.

So what exactly is happening to him, and why? And how can he stop it?

Here, we analyze everything about Bernard that could explain what's going on, and some possible solutions:

The glitches

In the scenes showing Bernard escape the aftermath of Ford's death and the host takeover, Bernard starts to notice his malfunctions. His hands shake uncontrollably, and he has to hide it from Charlotte, who has no idea he's not a human.  


Some Apple laptops have an expanding battery problem — and you may be able to get it replaced for free (AAPL)

Apple announced late last Friday that it will provide free replacements for some MacBook Pro batteries.  The program only applies to 13-inch MacBook Pro computers, which were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017.  It also only applies to MacBook Pro computers without the Touch Bar touchscreen keyboard. Your computer should look like the one pictured at the top of this post.  "Apple has determined that, in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units, a component may fail causing the built-in battery to expand. This is not a safety issue and Apple will replace eligible batteries, free of charge," according to the announcement. You can check to see if your laptop is eligible for a free replacement here


There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works — but it's nearly impossible to get

The death toll from the opioids epidemic continues to soar. Experts say we already have a science-backed treatment that works: medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. The problem, however, is that very few people can get it.

The death toll from the opioids epidemic continues to soar — nearly 64,000 people died in 2016 alone. Scientists are working to find creative tools to fight it, and President Donald Trump has called the overdose crisis a public health emergency. But he has not yet outlined any targeted solutions aside from calling for drug dealers to be given the death penalty.


James Cameron is facing some hilarious criticism for saying he hopes people get tired of 'Avengers' movies

James Cameron told Indiewire that he was hoping for "Avenger fatigue" because "there are more stories to tell." People on the internet criticized the filmmaker, most notably for wanting to make several "Avatar" sequels. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige seemed optimistic about Cameron, however.

 

"Titanic" and "Avatar" filmmaker James Cameron has made some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, but when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he's hoping people will get tired of them.

In an interview with Indiewire, Cameron said, "I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon."


Southwest canceled dozens of flights to inspect engines for exploding fan blades after fatal flight (LUV)

Southwest Airlines canceled roughly 40 flights on Sunday as its planes' engines are inspected using ultrasonic technology. The inspections are a result of the failure of a CFM56-7B engine on board Southwest Flight 1380 last Tuesday which resulted in the death of a passenger. Southwest Airlines expects to complete inspections on its entire fleet within the next 30 days.

Southwest Airlines canceled about 40 flights on Sunday to free up aircraft for enhanced engine inspections


Sean Hannity reportedly amassed multimillion dollar real estate holdings from foreclosures — and help from the Housing Department

A report from The Guardian found public records that link Fox News host Sean Hannity to shell companies that spent $90 million on more than 870 homes. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development apparently granted Hannity loans to buy at least two of the buildings. Hannity reportedly bought dozens of foreclosed properties at a discount while criticizing the US foreclosure rate under former President Barack Obama.

The Guardian reported Sunday that it reviewed thousands of public records that link Fox News host Sean Hannity to a group of shell companies that spent at least $90 million over the past 10 years on more than 870 homes in seven states.

Hannity mentioned his real estate activity in his


Kanye West praises Elon Musk, says his Tesla is the 'funnest' car he's ever driven (TSLA)

On Sunday, Kanye West praised Elon Musk and Tesla on Twitter, calling his Tesla vehicle "the funnest car I've ever driven." West didn't specify which vehicle he was referring to, but earlier this month, Platinum Motorsports posted photos on Instagram of a Model S luxury sedan it had painted for West.  In 2015, Musk wrote West's entry in Time's 100 Most Influential People issue, and mentioned West when asked who inspired him at South by Southwest in March.

Kanye West praised Elon Musk and


'Super Troopers 2' director talks about raising $4.6 million from fans and why critics don't seem to get its humor

Jay Chandrasekhar, the director and a star of Broken Lizard's "Super Troopers 2," spoke to Business Insider about how the cult-comedy sequel arose from a massively successful crowdfunding campaign. Chandrasekhar also touched on comedy's embattled relationship with critical reception, how the rise of President Trump affected the film's production, and the creative advantages of being in a comedy troupe.

Sixteen years after the release of "Super Troopers," the comedy troupe Broken Lizard has returned with a sequel to the movie that kicked off their careers.

Jay Chandrasekhar, the director and a star of "Super Troopers 2," spoke to Business Insider this weekend about how the film arose, out of necessity, from a massively successful crowdfunding campaign three years ago, which netted $4.6 million from 54,000 donors.