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Red Lobster Sold For $2.1 Billion 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. …

Aaron Hernandez Charged With Boston Double-Murder 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 …

Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native American Federal Judge 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 …

Mike Ditka is Now the Spokesperson For Al’s Beef Mike Ditka is Now the Spokesperson For Al’s Beef

Football legend Mike Ditka is best known as the longtime coach of the Chicago Bears, but younger NFL fans may soon know him for more for Italian beef and pizza. Two Chicago restaurants this week announced that Mike Ditka will …

Ehud Olmert Headed to Prison For Taking Bribes Ehud Olmert Headed to Prison For Taking Bribes

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for accepting bribes. Olmert was convicted of bribery in March 2014. The charge stems from a bribe of over 500,000 NIS that Olmert accepted while he …

Xbox One Price Slashed to $399 Without Kinect Xbox One Price Slashed to $399 Without Kinect

In yet another huge Xbox announcement from Microsoft, the price of the Xbox One will soon be cut to just $399. This price brings Microsoft’s new console down to the same price as Sony’s PlayStation 4. The new $399 Xbox …

Satanic Mass at Harvard Cancelled After Outcry Satanic Mass at Harvard Cancelled After Outcry

The provocative “Black Mass” planned to take place at Harvard Extension School this week has been officially cancelled. The event had caused an outcry from Boston’s significant Catholic community. According to a WCVB Boston report, the event has now been …

Samsung Galaxy Tablets Still Growing Larger, Shows Leak Samsung Galaxy Tablets Still Growing Larger, Shows Leak

Samsung’s quest to offer a mobile Galaxy-branded device in every conceivable size category is continuing apace. GSMArena this week reported that Samsung is preparing three new tablet devices in a variety of sizes. The report’s unnamed source revealed that the …

Hillshire Farm Buys Pinnacle Foods For $6.6 Billion Hillshire Farm Buys Pinnacle Foods For $6.6 Billion

Hillshire Brands, the food company behind Jimmy Dean Sausages, Ball Park hot dogs, and Sara Lee frozen pies, today announced that it will be acquiring food company Pinnacle Foods. Hillshire will acquire all outstanding shares of Pinnacle stock for approximately …

Carrie Fisher Lost 40 Pounds For Star Wars: Episode VII Carrie Fisher Lost 40 Pounds For Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII is now filming and fans around the world are hoping that director J.J. Abrams can re-capture the Star Wars magic lost among the hit-and-miss prequel trilogy. One sign that the movie is on the right track …

HTC One “Prime” Specs Leaked, Could Have 2K Display HTC One “Prime” Specs Leaked, Could Have 2K Display

For the past few years, Android smartphone manufacturers have been taking their flagship products and tweaking them for all levels of the smartphone market. Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup is the most visible of these, with Galaxy smartphones now coming in …

Alice Uden Found Guilty of 1970s Murder Alice Uden Found Guilty of 1970s Murder

A jury in Cheyenne, Wyoming this week found Alice Uden guilty of second-degree murder. Uden was found to have shot and killed her husband during the mid 1970s. Uden is 75 years old and most recently lived in Missouri. According …

Genealogy Tool Can Now Pinpoint Ancestry Through Genetics Genealogy Tool Can Now Pinpoint Ancestry Through Genetics

Genealogy is a fun pastime for many people throughout the world. Tracking down ancestral information and filling out family trees is a way for many to connect with the past. Beyond birth and death records, however, the study of genealogy …

Cassette Tape That Can Hold 185TB Revealed by Sony Cassette Tape That Can Hold 185TB Revealed by Sony

The cassette tape has long been irrelevant in the consumer market, with the technology hanging on only in a few isolated hipster music circles. In storage media industry, however, cassettes have never really gone out of style. Magnetic tape is …

Angry Birds Control Humans in New Viral Video Angry Birds Control Humans in New Viral Video

As one of the first big hits of the mobile gaming market, the Angry Birds franchise is now bigger than ever. The series spans nearly a dozen games, a popular cartoon series, and a mountain of Angry Birds-branded merchandise. What …

I-15 Bridge Collapse Caused by Fire I-15 Bridge Collapse Caused by Fire

The Ranchero Interchange section of Interstate 15 near Hesperia, California is closed following a fire on a bridge section of the roadway. I-15 is a major U.S. highway that connects Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Both lanes of traffic on …

Stacey Campfield Goes Godwin’s Law on Obamacare Stacey Campfield Goes Godwin’s Law on Obamacare

Over the past two years, and particularly last fall, the rhetoric coming from Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) has been rather heated. Opposition to the new healthcare law is one of the main issues Republicans are …

Brominated Vegetable Oil Eliminated From Powerade Brominated Vegetable Oil Eliminated From Powerade

Coca-Cola has now eliminated a controversial ingredient from its line of popular Powerade sports drinks. According to an Associated Press report, some Powerade flavors sold in at least three states and Washington, D.C. no longer list brominated vegetable oil as …

Gerry Adams Released, Criticizes His Arrest Gerry Adams Released, Criticizes His Arrest

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has been released from police custody following four days of questioning by Northern Ireland authorities. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) had arrested Adams last Wednesday on suspicion of involvement with a 1972 murder. …

Small SUVs Are Leading Spring Auto Sales Small SUVs Are Leading Spring Auto Sales

This year’s spring auto sales season is off to a good start, with new a Autodata Corp. report showing that nearly 1.4 million motor vehicles were sold in the U.S. during April. This represents an 8% increase in sales from …

Meteor Shower to Light Up Night Sky Meteor Shower to Light Up Night Sky

Halley’s Comet isn’t scheduled to make its next appearance in the inner solar system for another 47 years, but the debris left in the wake of the comet’s 1986 trip to the Sun is still causing quite a light show …

Ganymede Sea Could Be Layered and Harbor Life Ganymede Sea Could Be Layered and Harbor Life

For decades now Jupiter’s moon Ganymede has been one of the more interesting objects in our solar system. The moon is one of the few that is known to have a large ocean beneath an icy layer, leading to speculation …

Alaska State Troopers Die in Remote Shooting Alaska State Troopers Die in Remote Shooting

Two Alaska State Troopers are dead following a shooting in a remote Alaskan village. According to an Alaska Dispatch report, Patrick Johnson and Gabriel “Gabe” Rich were killed on Wednesday in Tanana, Alaska. The officers, who both served the Fairbanks …

Hoppertunity Out of Kentucky Derby Due to Injury Hoppertunity Out of Kentucky Derby Due to Injury

With just days to go before the “Run for fhe Roses,” Kentucky Derby contender Hoppertunity was withdrawn from the big race. According to a Brisnet report, Hoppertunity will not run in the 140th Kentucky Derby due to an injury to …