Author Archive for: ‘Sean Patterson’

Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Her First General Election TV Ad

Allison Lundergan Grimes locked-in the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s senate seat on Tuesday. Now the candidate is starting her media blitz in earnest. Grimes’ campaign this week released the candidate’s first general election TV ad. Titled “A Moment” the ad does not feature the hand-shaking and flag-waving that characterizes many early campaign commercials. Instead, Grimes directly addresses voters, distancing herself …

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Coffee Rust Fungus Could Raise U.S. Coffee Prices

Americans enjoy making fun of themselves for buying expensive coffee, but continue to do so on a daily basis. Now those high-priced blends could become even more expensive thanks to a destructive fungus that is destroying coffee crops in Latin America. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), production of Latin American coffee is expected to fall by …

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LifeLock Wallet App Removed From Mobile Stores

LifeLock, the company that promises customers safety from credit and identity theft, has temporarily shut down one of its services. The company has taken down its LifeLock Wallet app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s mobile app store. LifeLock cited security concerns as the reason for the app’s removal. In a blog post issued last week, LifeLock …

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Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty to U.S. Tax Evasion

Swiss banking firm Credit Suisse this week pleaded guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Credit Suisse is the largest bank to plead guilty to such charges in over two decades. The case surrounds a years-long investigation by the U.S. government into a conspiracy to aid U.S. taxpayers in avoiding taxes. The charges allege …

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Amy Sue Pagnac Case Reopened After 25 Years

In 1989 Amy Sue Pagnac went missing. The 13 year-old girl’s stepfather, Marshall Midden, told police that Amy disappeared while he was using the restroom in an Osseo, Minnesota gas station. For 25 years the girl has remained missing, but Minnesota police are now reopening the case, hoping to find some clue as to what happened to Amy. According to …

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Michael Jace Charged For Wife’s Murder

An actor most famous for playing a police officer has now found himself on the opposite side of the law. Michael Jace was arrested late Monday night for the murder of his wife, April Jace. According to a TMZ report, police were called to the Jace’s home on Brynhurst Avenue in Los Angeles at around 8:30 pm after neighbors reported …

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NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Being Reassembled in Houston

For decades the space shuttle program was the crown jewel of NASA’s space initiative. Dozens of astronauts were launched into orbit inside the reusable space shuttles, returning weeks later inside the shuttles, which were designed to glide in for a plane-like landing. After landing, the space shuttles were carried back to Kennedy Space Center on one of two specially-modified Boeing …

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Pamela Anderson Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse

Pamela Anderson is best known as the bubbly blonde who made the Baywatch one-piece iconic in her role as CJ Parker. However, the star’s life before Playboy, Baywatch, and Tommy Lee was anything but charmed. The 46 year-old star this week opened up about her past, revealing the extent of the sexual abuse she endured as a child. Anderson spoke …

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Gripen Fighter Jets Deal Nixed by Swiss Voters

Saab Group was dealt a major blow this week as Swiss voters halted a plan to order the company’s Gripen fighter jets. The deal had been worth an estimated $3.5 billion. The deal stems from a February 2013 agreement between the Saab, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, and the Swiss Defense Ministry. Under the terms of the deal Saab was …

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Red Lobster Sold For $2.1 Billion

Darden Restaurants, the parent company behind restaurants such as Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, today announced that it has sold Red Lobster. Ownership of the seafood restaurant will be transferred to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion. The deal includes around $1.6 billion in cash. Darden stated that $1 billion of the cash will go straight to …

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Aaron Hernandez Charged With Boston Double-Murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez this week was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for a 2012 double-murder in Boston. A grand jury released the indictments on Thursday. The charges stem from murders that took place in July 2012. Hernandez is accused of shooting and killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, both …

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Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native American Federal Judge

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed the first female Native American federal judge in U.S. history. Diane Humetewa, a former U.S. Attorney, will serve on the Federal District Court of Arizona. According to an Associated Press report, Humetewa was confirmed on Wednesday in a rare unanimous (96-0) vote in the U.S. Senate. She has now been nominated for federal positions …

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