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    NFL gives up tax exempt status

    NEW YORK — The National Football League is giving up its not-for-profit tax status. The tax exempt status for the most profitable sports league has generated a lot of controversy, but the move to cancel that is largely symbolic. While the league is tax-exempt, the $1 billion or so it makes a year is distributed to the 32 teams, all of which do pay taxes. “The owners have decided to eliminate the distraction associated with misunderstanding of the league office’s […]

  • Baltimore riots: Security beefed up after looting, fires engulf city

    BALTIMORE (CNN) — Latest developments: • Some federal employees in Baltimore, including those at the headquarters of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will be sent home by early afternoon, that agency’s office in Washington said. • Authorities say they think the fire that engulfed a housing center for seniors was related to the unrest Monday in Baltimore, a federal law enforcement source said. • The Security Square Mall in Windsor Mill, Maryland, has closed for the day amid concerns […]

  • FDA says dog chews put puppies, humans at Salmonella risk

    Federal health officials said Monday that certain dog chews are being recalled over potential Salmonella contamination to pets and their owners. The Food and Drug Administration warned that humans who touched the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kitdog chews are at risk of infection if they did not thoroughly wash their hands and clean any surfaces that may have come in contact with the product. The recall covers one lot of the 1.69 ounce package of Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, which […]

  • Android mascot appears to be urinating on Apple logo

    UPDATE: The images have been removed from Google Maps, but our screenshots remain on our website. Previously: Go to Google Maps here, you will see the Android mascot taking a pee on  an Apple logo. Why is this on Google Maps you ask? Apparently, the approval process in Google Maps is not monitored very well. Another similar image can be found here, of a users disapproval of Google’s approval process. The drawing says, “GOOGLE REVIEW POLICY IS CRAP” with a […]

  • Children’s pajamas recalled due to fire risk

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — About 32,000 pairs of high-end children’s pajamas are being recalled due to the risk of fire. The pajamas are made by Roberta Roller Rabbit and were sold between 2012 and February of this year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission say the recalled pajamas, which range from toddler size 1 to youth 12, were sold with either long sleeve with pants or short sleeves with shorts. The agency said the pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards. […]

  • ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ child actor Sawyer Sweeten commits suicide

    ​ (CNN) — Sawyer Sweeten grew up before the eyes of millions as a child star on the endearing family sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Early Thursday he committed suicide, his sister Madylin Sweeten said in a statement. He was 19. “This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred,” Madylin Sweeten said in a statement passed on by her manager Dino May. “We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life. He […]

  • Freddie Gray death: Protests grow; cop union compares them to ‘lynch mob’

    As protesters decrying Freddie Gray’s death rallied in Baltimore on Thursday, anger mounted over a police union’s comparison of the protest to a “lynch mob.” “While we appreciate the right of our citizens to protest and applaud the fact that, to date, the protests have been peaceful, we are very concerned about the rhetoric of the protests,” the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 said in a statement issued Wednesday. “In fact, the images seen on television look and […]

  • Loretta Lynch makes history as first African-American female attorney general

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama’s next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. The 56-43 vote makes Lynch the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history. But the delay of her nomination neared record-breaking proportions. Republicans leading the Senate refused to bring her nomination up for a vote until Democrats cut a deal on abortion language in an unrelated bill. That legislation […]

  • Workers conduct demolition on the White House’s North Lawn

    U.S. drone strike accidentally killed 2 hostages

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that a U.S. counterterrorism operation targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent hostages, including one American. Multiple U.S. officials told CNN the hostages were killed by a U.S. military drone that targeted the al Qaeda compound. “As president and as Commdander-in-Chief, I take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations including the one that inadvertently took the lives of Warren and Giovanni,” Obama said Thursday morning, where he […]

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