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Horse meat found in Ikea’s Swedish meatballs

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Furniture retailer Ikea says it has halted all sales of meat balls in Sweden after Czech authorities detected horse meat in frozen meatballs that were labeled as beef and pork.

02/25/2013

First victim in shooting had online alter-ego

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — The 20-year-old woman who was the first victim in a shooting rampage across Southern California was an aspiring actress who had a social media alter-ego named “Kitty Kitanna.”

02/22/2013

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Empire State Building hosts 3 Valentine’s weddings

NEW YORK (AP) — Three lucky couples have celebrated Valentine’s Day weddings at the Empire State Building.
The couples won their weddings by submitting their love stories to the landmark skyscraper’s Facebook page.

02/14/2013

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2 men sue Subway over short footlong sandwiches

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey men have sued Subway, saying the world’s biggest fast-food chain has been shorting them on its so-called footlong sandwiches.

01/23/2013

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Is Subway’s Foot-Long Sandwich Really 11 Inches?

There’s OUTRAGE online right now that Subway’s footlong really ISN’T a foot long.  It’s only 11 inches.  People have been posting photos to Subway’s page of their subs with measuring tape on top showing they’re […]

01/17/2013

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Making Facebook a warmer, smaller space

NEW YORK (AP) – Here are some tips for remaking Facebook so it’s less a tabloid feed of unwanted updates and more a warmer, personal space that better reflects your real-life social circle.

12/26/2012

Author Dennis Lehane's missing beagle, Tessa (Photo credit: Dennis Lehane via Facebook)

Lehane: I’ll name character after who finds my dog

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Author Dennis Lehane is offering an unusual reward for the person who finds his family’s beloved missing beagle. Lehane says he’ll name a character in his next book after whoever finds Tessa, who disappeared this week.

12/26/2012

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Ariz. home: ‘Ditto’ to neighbor’s Christmas lights

  MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who knew she couldn’t compete head on with her neighbor’s elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response. Using red and green lights, Kristina Green […]

12/11/2012

NYPD officer giving shoes to homeless man. (Photo: NYPD's Facebook page)

Homeless man shoeless again in NYC despite boots

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York City homeless man – whose gift of boots from an NYPD police officer became an online sensation – is back on the streets with no shoes.

12/03/2012

Obama to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just back from Asia, President Barack Obama is pardoning two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite. Cobbler, the newly designated national turkey, and his alternate, Gobbler, are getting a reprieve. Both are […]

11/21/2012

Facebook will charge to 'promote' user posts

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook has long declared that it’s “free and always will be.” And it still is – unless you want more friends to see what you have to say. The social media […]

10/03/2012

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