Hostess planned for liquidation months before strike

Despite Hostess saying consistently that a strike by the bakers — members of its second-largest union — pushed it into liquidation mode, The Dallas Morning News reports that a 32-page document filed last week in Hostess’ bankruptcy case shows that in July or August 2011 the company hired a consultant who estimated that the liquidation […]

Obama blames terror attack on “sloppiness

On Meet the Press President Obama says1: When you read the report, and it confirms what we had already seen based on some of our internal reviews, there was just some sloppiness, not intentional, in terms of how we secure embassies in areas where you essentially don’t have governments that have a lot of capacity […]

Describes escape

McAfee says he planted a lookalike (“my double — a man I have known for over 30 years and who years ago legally changed his name to John McAfee”) and had him picked up by authorities in the northern Belize-Mexico border, while he and a group of friends and reporters loaded up a truck and headed in the […]

Venture Deals 2nd edition release

Venture Deals Cover

The Second Edition of Venture Deals is released. The book builds on the first edition by outlining the essential elements of the venture capital term sheet, introducing readers to the various participants in a funding situation, and includes strategies to getting to a fair deal .

Initial reports: 29 dead, including 22 children

At least 29 people are believed to be dead – including 22 children – after a gunman believed to be a student’s father opened fire today at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, making it the worst school shooting in U.S. history. There are preliminary reports a student’s 24-year-old father was the shooter and that […]

Police dispatched to school

9:35 am: Police are dispatched to Sandy Hook Elementary School after they received reports of shots being fired by a gunman in one of the kindergarten classrooms.

President Obama comments

President Obama addressed the tragedy during remarks at the White House Friday afternoon “our hearts are broken” for the families of the victims in the deadly mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The president, paused repeatedly, struggling to get through his remarks. His eyes welled up as he discussed the victims. The majority of […]

Illness a ‘ruse’

McAfee says he faked the illness in order to buy some time for a judge to hear his case and stay his deportation to Belize. It was a deception but who did it hurt? I look pretty healthy, don’t I? When asked whether he believes Belize officials were inept. I was on the run with […]

Memorial fund set up


The nurse’s husband and teenage children will receive money generated from the advertising profits of Sydney station 2Day FM, whose presenters were behind the prank call. In way of reparations, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), the parent company of 2Day FM, said it would establish a memorial fund to benefit the nurse’s family. The company said […]

Morrissey: Duchess does not care about nurse

Morrissey, the ex-Smiths singer, in an interview with a New Zealand radio station, claimed the Duchess of Cambridge did not care about the death of her hospital nurse found dead after being tricked by two DJs in the hoax call scandal: There’s no blame placed on Kate Middleton, who was in the hospital as far […]

Returns to U.S.

After weeks on the run and days in immigration detention, McAfee arrives in Miami, where he is staying at the Beacon Hotel. McAfee tells CNN he and his girlfriend were separated when immigration authorities expelled him from Guatemala. I’m happy to be going home. I’ve been running through jungles and rivers and oceans and I […]

Expelled from Guatemala

McAfee is escorted by immigration officials and police trucks to the Guatemala City airport, where he is put on a commercial flight bound for Miami. McAfee is escorted to the airport, accompanied by many journalists and two police trucks. He sits in coach class on the flight. It was the most gracious expulsion I’ve ever experienced. Compared […]

Pranked nurse was found hanged with suicide note

The nurse who took her own life following the royal hoax call scandal was found hanged in her staff housing. Jacintha Saldanha, 46, also left a note for her family, it was revealed. She had not told her husband or children that she was involved in the incident, meaning the letter may provide their only […]

Hub Grand Opening party

As part of the clebrations for the HUb Grand Opening a 3D animation is created by students of Ringling College of Art and Design and projected on the building.

Wants to return to the U.S.

In a phone call to Reuters from the immigration facility where he is being held for illegally crossing the border to Guatemala with his 20-year-old girlfriend, McAfee says he wants to return to the U.S. My goal is to get back to America as soon as possible. I wish I could just pack my bags […]

Attorneys ask for trial delay

Attorneys for Swartz asked the federal district court to delay his trial from February to June, and filed responses to the government’s replies to his motions to suppress evidence. Swartz’s attorney, Elliot R. Peters of Kecker and Van Nest, writes that the additional hearings will be required to decide the pretrial motions to suppress evidence, […]

Pranked nurse in suspected suicide

The body of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who answered the prank call, is found at an address yards away from King Edward VII Hospital in a suspected suicide. Saldanha answered the hoax call at 5.30am on Wednesday morning, and was helping out on reception at the time of the prank. The Duke and Duchess of […]


The couple team up to sing a rendition of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s classic Islands in the Stream and Sir Elton John and Kiki Dee’s classic hit Don’t Go Breaking My Heart before heading back to their hotel in the early hours. Taylor, and Ed Sheeran then joined Styles and his One Direction bandmates to sing […]

Duchess leaves hospital


The Duchess of Cambridge, who is less than 12 weeks pregnant, was discharged Thursday morning after being treated since Monday for a debilitating form of morning sickness. Prince William joined her as she left King Edward VII’s Hospital in London clutching a small bouquet of yellow roses. The bed-ridden royal nodded when reporters asked her […]

Guatemala will expel

Guatemalan police say they will expel McAfee to neighboring Belize, where he had been hiding for more than three weeks. Interior Minister: He entered the country illegally and we are going to seek his expulsion for this crime McAfee has been blogging from jail, using a computer he says was loaned to him by a […]

Denied asylum, hospitalized

McAfee says he suffered chest pains overnight and is hospitalized briefly after being denied political asylum in Guatemala. McAfee says he does not believe that he suffered a heart attack, and a doctor agrees that his heart rhythm and blood pressure are normal and that he appears to be suffering from high stress. Shortly after the […]

Fox Correspondent: We overcovered Benghazi

Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry told the AP 1 that Fox News probably over-covered the fallout from the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. I wouldn’t lie to you. I see that we’re covering Benghazi a lot, and I think that should be something that we’re asking about. We’ve had the proper […]

Prince Charles ‘Thrilled’

The Duke of Cornwall says he is “thrilled” at the news that he is to become a grandfather for the first time. Speaking at the launch of Sir Ranulph Fiennes‘ Antarctic expedition, Prince Charles also joked about the prank call made to the hospital by two Australian DJs

Judge issues stay order

McAfee’s lawyer brings a judge to the jail who issues a stay order until a higher judge can review the case. According to McAfee, this effectively stops immigration from returning him to the Belize border.

In Guatemalan jail

McAfee is detained in Guatemala at the immigration office by the S.P.T. (Special Police Task force) Vice magazine films the arrest. McAfee later blogs from his cell: I am in jail in Guatemala. Vastly superior to Belize jails. I asked for a computer and one magically appeared. The coffee is also excellent. Only time will tell what […]

Earl and Countess of Wessex comment

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones became the first members of the Royal family to comment publicly on the Duchess’s pregnancy. The Earl said he and his wife were “thrilled by the news” and the Countess described it as: “A perfect end to a pretty great year.” The Earl added: “We have deep sympathy […]

Church of England publishes prayer

The Church of England has published a prayer for the upcoming royal child. The Church is encouraging people to say the prayer at home and it is also likely to be used in some churches. God our creator, we thank you for the wonder of new life and for the mystery of human love. We pray for […]

Pippa & James Middleton Visit

The Duchess who is at King Edward VII Hospital suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, was visited today by Prince William, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton. Her parents reportedly visited Tues (Dec 4) night and remained unseen by sneaking through a back entrance.

Radio Prank fools nurse into divulging Duchess details

Two radio hosts from 2Day FM, a Sydney-based station, ring up the hospital pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. Their call went through a receptionist before they were transferred to the Duchess of Cambridge’s nurse. Host Mel Grieg pretended to be the Queen while Michael Christian played the part of the Prince of Wales and […]

Intends to stay in Guatemala

McAfee says he plans to settle down in Guatemala. I have a passport. I am in no trouble with the U.S. I can return any time I like. I have been back to America many times since I have been in Belize. I have no interest of going this month or next but … I […]

Snoop Dog’s AMA


Snoop Dog AKA Snoop Lion does an AMA (Ask me Anything). Snoop discusses smoking marijuana, offers to adopt a Redditor and asks himself questions.

New site design Launches

The new design features a social “start page,” which organizes content based on social activity. As new content trends higher, it moves to the “What’s Hot” column. Because images are shared eight times more than links, image, video and text elements are individually shareable. Articles now have higher-quality images, curated and selected by a new […]

Duchess feeling better, sends thanks

A short statement from a Palace spokesman said the Duchess was “continuing to feel better” and was “immensely grateful” for all the messages of support she has received. Prince William left the King Edward VII Hospital in London smiling broadly after spending more than six hours by his wife’s bedside today.

Masked Prankster led away


A man wearing a Prince William mask tries to gain entry to the hospital via the main entrance. He doesn’t appear surprised and gives up good-naturedly when police led him away

Invests in Clarity

Clarity, the startup that connects experts with entrepreneur advice seekers for one-on-one calls, today announced a $1.6 million seed investment round including a lot of notable investors, all of whom are Clarity users themselves, according to founder Dan Martell. In addition to 500 Startups, Investors include Baseline Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Mark Cuban, Boris Wertz from […]

Invests in ZipDial, tenth deal in India

500 Startups closed its tenth deal in India, backing technology startup ZipDial. Paul Singh said the investment was higher than the typical $250,000 ( Rs 1.3 crore) the fund invests in early-stage companies but was under $500,000. Bangalore-based ZipDial, has developed a mobile-engagement platform, which is based on the distinctively Indian concept of a “missed […]

Seeks asylum in Guatemala

McAfee hires Guerra, the former attorney general of Guatemala, as his lawyer, after they meet at a Guatemala City hotel on Tuesday. McAfee’s arrival in Guatemala comes after days of confusion and secrecy about his whereabouts. Guerra: I have to manage his political asylum.

Families want to know what happened

The father of Tyrone Woods says he learned the details of his son’s bravery not from the Obama administration, but in an email from an American whose life was saved by his son. Woods said his son was found slumped over his machine gun, which was caked with blood. He had continued to fire until […]

Duchess spends second day in hospital

The Duchess spends a second day in a central London hospital Tuesday after being admitted with acute morning sickness. Prince William, arrived Tuesday morning to visit her at King Edward VII Hospital, after spending much of the day at her bedside Monday. The Duchess is not yet 12 weeks pregnant, Clarence House told CNN, so the […]

Claims he faked photo info

McAfee claims he manipulated the Vice photo info. I openly apologize to Vice Magazine for manipulating their recently published photo… I, for my own safety, manipulated the xif data on the image taken from my cellphone, and created a fake emergency so that the urgency of movement led, as I knew it would, to the […]

Bets placed on Baby name, twins

Wagers are now being taken on the likely name, gender and hair color of their first-born, bookmaker William Hill said in a written statement. It has Frances and John as the favorites for the baby’s name, at 9-to-1, with Charles, Victoria and George at 10-to-1. WILLIAM HILL: We fully expect that the betting public will get involved […]

Say he is ‘safe’

McAfee writes that he has not been arrested, saying that he will return to Belize, and that the Vice story will make everything clear. I am currently safe and in the company of two intrepid journalist from Vice Magazine, and, of course, Sam. We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet.

Tributes flood in

Barack Obama: On behalf of everyone here… beginning with the president and first lady we extend our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news we received from London that they are expecting their first child. Earl Spencer: wonderful news and I am thrilled for them both David Cameron: Delighted by […]

Blog: McAfee arrested

A message on McAfee’s blog said that he has been arrested. The news is picked up in other media, but there is no confirmation. We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico.

Police: McAfee not arrested

Belize national police confirm that the whereabouts of the multimillionaire software developer are still unknown. Additionally, authorities have issued no arrest warrant in the murder of McAfee’s neighbor.

Claims police planted cocaine in weapons donation

According to McAfee’s blog the reason for the raid is that one of the cases containing the weapons he donated to the police contained a bag of cocaine. McAfee denies that he takes or deals in drugs. I would indeed have to be the stupidest man in the world to donate stuff to the police […]

110 bidders interested in company

Hostess gets final approval for its wind-down plans in bankruptcy court. The company said in court that it’s in talks with 110 potential buyers for its brands. The suitors include at least five national retailers such as supermarkets, a financial adviser for Hostess said. The process has been “so fast and furious” Hostess wasn’t able […]

Aubry spends time with Nahla

Aubry is reunited with daughter for the first time since he got into a fight with Martinez. A nanny picked up Nahla from school and handed the child off to her father.