January 2011

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Mark Zuckerberg makes SNL cameo, meets Jesse Eisenberg

by Shannon Harris on January 31, 2011

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend, standing face to face for the first time with the actors who have famously portrayed him. Zuckerberg encountered Jesse Eisenberg on the show, who played the role of the Facebook CEO in the Oscar-nominated film Social Network, a portrayal that […]

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Tampa mother confesses to killing her two teenage kids

by Jorge Hernandez on January 31, 2011

Julie Powers Schenecker, 50, of Tampa, Florida, was ordered to be held without bail during her initial court hearing on Monday after she confessed to killing both of her teenage children for being "mouthy." Judge Walter Heinrich charged Schenecker with two counts of first-degree murder at the hearing, which was initially scheduled for Saturday but […]

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Embattled Egyptian president announces new cabinet

by Jorge Hernandez on January 31, 2011

After a week of violent protests in Cairo, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, the country's longtime president, announced his new cabinet Monday, replacing the one he dissolved earlier last week in an effort to quell widespread unrest throughout the nation. Despite the changes, the move is not likely to satiate the tens of thousands of protesters who […]

Officials in Louisiana and Florida have banned stores from selling bath salts, a form of synthetic cocaine that is currently legal across most of the U.S., after many of the drug's users experienced alarming psychotic and physiological reactions. "The patients who were showing up with this, they were off the wall. Some of them looked […]

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Tiger pleased with first round 69

by Derrick Johnson on January 28, 2011

Playing for the first time since being displaced as the world's number two golfer, Tiger Woods opened the Farmers Insurance Open with a 3-under 69 on Thursday. Though he stands five strokes behind first round leader, South Korea's  Playing with Rocco Mediate for the first time since the two had an epic face-off during the […]

A hacker logged onto Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's fan page on Tuesday, posting a disparaging status update in Zuckerberg's name and creating a minor embarrassment for the network, which has oft been criticized for its privacy and security settings. "Let the hacking begin: If Facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't […]

According to officials, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is due to announce on Thursday that the color-coded terror threat alert system, also known as the Homeland Security Advisory System, will give way to a new National Terror Advisory System that will focus more on geographical specifics. The change will occur by April 27. Not many […]

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Sony unveils NGP, follow up to PSP gaming device

by Kelly MacNeil on January 27, 2011

After months of speculation as to what its latest portable gaming system would offer, Sony unveiled their latest version of the Playstation Portabale (PSP) on Thursday. The device, codenamed NGP, for Next Generation Portable, includes a number of innovative additions aimed at making the gaming experience easier and more connected, Sony announced on its blog. […]

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Lawsuit has beef with legitimacy of Taco Bell’s meat

by Jorge Hernandez on January 26, 2011

Fast food retailer Taco Bell is defending itself against claims brought against it by a class action lawsuit that maintains that its ground beef product is not made of real meat. The company announced on Tuesday that it would take legal action in response to the accusations. "We are proud of the quality of our […]