Twitter Obama Death Hoax, A group of cyber-criminals hacked the Fox Newsâ€™ Twitter account on Monday, tweeting a series of disturbing messages claiming that President Barack Obama was dead.
Fox News alerted the Secret Service about the hacking of the FoxNewsPolitics account early on Monday, and requested a detailed investigation from Twitter into the matter.
Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said on Monday that the law enforcement agency would look into the false postings and â€śconduct the appropriate follow-up.â€ť
The tweets stated that Obama was â€śshot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck.â€ť He then â€śbled outâ€ť and died. The shooter remains at large.
The first tweet, which appeared at around 2 a.m. PDT, read, â€ś@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead.â€ť
Followed by, â€ś@BarackObamahas just passed. Nearly 45 minutes ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled outâ€ť
After a series of false tweets, hackers sent the last tweet saying that Joe Biden was selected as the new President of the United States.
â€śWe wish @joebiden the best of luck as our new President of the United States. In such a time of madness, thereâ€™s light at the end of tunnel.â€ť
A group of hackers associated with the Bill Oâ€™Reilly-decorated Twitter account @TheScriptKiddie (since suspended), which claims to be associated with hacker group Anonymous, claimed responsibility.
Cherâ€™s Death Hoax, Poor Kim Kardashian got quite a scare last evening, as a completely false rumor about Cherâ€™s death spread on Twitter. Yup, this is yet another celebrity death hoax story!
â€śDid I juist hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG,â€ť Kardashian tweeted. [Ed note: Kardashianâ€™s misspelling of â€śjustâ€ť has been maintained to accurately depict her state of mind upon hearing the rumor.] â€śI hope this is a twitter joke and not true. I donâ€™t see it on the news anywhere. Iâ€™m praying its not trueâ€¦â€ť
Perhaps, before tweeting this to her 12.8 million followers, Kardashian could have done a little digging. It seems the rumor began when Twitter user Lorraine_Star sent a tweet falsely attributed to CNN: â€śRT @CNN: American recording artist Cher dies at 65 years old. Found dead in Malibu home.â€ť Then, like all good Twitter rumors, it spread to the point that it became a trending topic, â€śRIP Cher.â€ť
Starâ€™s Nice Gesture To Injured Cheerleader, The most painful part of Louisville cheerleader Jerica Logueâ€™s night wasnâ€™t watching her Cardinals lose to their most hated rival in the Final Four.
Instead, it was a collision with Kentucky forward Terrence Jones that left her bloodied and in tears.
Jones was trying to chase down an errant transition pass from teammate Anthony Davis midway through the first half and he couldnâ€™t stop his momentum fast enough to avoid plowing into Logue on the baseline. Louisville cheerleading coach Todd Sharp said Logue needed stitches before she could return to the court because the wound on the top of her head bled so much.
â€śAmazing athlete and student,â€ť Sharp said via email. â€śShe was back on the floor and finished cheering the game immediately after halftime.â€ť
Jones had no idea heâ€™d injured Logue in the first-half collision, but he was very apologetic after the game.
Most Delicious Big-brand Bagels, Thereâ€™s nothing quite like a New York bagel-or is there? Although a bagel from a shop near our headquarters in Yonkers, N.Y., set the bar high, a few big brands came close.
Our trained tasters tried eight plain bagels and four with â€śeverythingâ€ť: onion, garlic, sesame seed, poppy seed, and other toppings. They also tried Thomasâ€™ Bagel Thins, which cut calories and let you eat a bagel sandwich without unhinging your jaw. Per bagel, prices ranged from 31 cents to $1.44 (for a gluten-free bagel).
Bagels should have a slightly crispy crust, notable â€śpullâ€ť when bitten into (like good Italian bread), chewy innards, and a freshly baked flavor. Plain bagels from Dunkinâ€™ Donuts (fresh), Lenderâ€™s (frozen), and Costcoâ€™s Kirkland Signature (packaged, at room temperature) and an everything bagel from Dunkinâ€™ Donuts were all very good overall.
After rating the bagels untoasted, we toasted them and tasted again. Toasting sometimes changed the texture. Lenderâ€™s Original Plain, for example, lost some desirable chewiness, but Udiâ€™s Gluten Free Plain improved: Its crust became less tough, and its crumbly texture became chewier. For others, toasting sometimes reduced off-flavors such as bitterness. Scroll down the page to find our Ratings.
It varies with size (Dunkinâ€™ Donuts bagels were biggest; Lenderâ€™s, smallest) and with toppings (everything bagels tend to have more fat, probably from seeds). The full-sized bagels have 260 to 350 calories, usually 1 to 4.5 grams of fat, 330 to 660 milligrams of sodium, and 2 to 5 grams of fiber. Thomasâ€™ Bagel Thins have 110 calories per bagel, 1 gram of fat, 210 milligrams of sodium, and 4 grams of fiber, more than most full-sized bagels.
If you have gluten intolerance and choose Udiâ€™s bagels, be aware that they have far more fat, 9 grams, than most others because of the ingredients that replace wheat flour.
Topping a bagel with two tablespoons of cream cheese adds 100 calories and 10 grams of fat; an ounce of smoked salmon adds just 35 calories and 1 gram of fat.
Dunkinâ€™ Donuts, Lenderâ€™s Original, and Costco are the best choices, but be careful which Lenderâ€™s you choose: Its refrigerated Bagel Shop version was just so-so. Thomasâ€™ Bagel Thins are a decent option if youâ€™re watching your weight, though they taste more like rolls than bagels.
Tax Breaks For The Big Events In Your Life, Taxes have been a part of your life since your parents welcomed you into this world.
From that beginning as a spanking new tax break for mom and dad, taxes have had an important role in all your major life events, from getting a job, saying â€śI do,â€ť buying and selling homes, having kids of your own, and even retiring.
In some cases, the involvement of the Internal Revenue Service is not such a good thing.
But in many ways, the tax code can be your best friend. You just need to know how it applies to your personal circumstances so you can take advantage of it. Read on to learn more about tax breaks for lifeâ€™s big events.
Uncle Sam gets a portion of your paycheck via payroll taxes. You do, however, have a bit of a say in how much comes out of your pay by adjusting your withholding.
If you have too much withheld, youâ€™ll get a refund when you file. Thatâ€™s not necessarily bad, but wouldnâ€™t you rather have your own money year-round instead of giving the IRS an interest-free loan?
On the other hand, if you donâ€™t have enough taken out, you could face a major tax bill, and possible underwithholding penalties, at filing time. Ask your boss for a new Form W-4 so you can run the numbers and adjust your withholding.
Your job likely offers several tax breaks. If your employer provides health care coverage, your medical insurance is a tax-free benefit to you. Youâ€™ll find out how much thatâ€™s worth on next yearâ€™s W-2 earnings statement.
A flexible spending account, or FSA, also might be part of your job benefits. Here you can save pretax dollars to pay for medical care not covered by insurance.
You also want to take advantage of your workplaceâ€™s tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan.
And if you move to take a job, even your first one, you can write off many of your relocation costs.
Final Four Tv Schedule, The Ohio State Buckeyes and Kansas Jayhawks meet in the 2012 Final Four on Saturday night with a chance to earn a berth into the 2012 NCAA Tournament national championship game.
The meeting features a battle of two of the nationâ€™s finest big men, Ohio Stateâ€™s Jared Sullinger and Kansasâ€™ Thomas Robinson. Robinson, who averages 17.9 points and 11.8 rebounds, scored 21 points to go along with seven rebounds on Dec. 10 when Kansas outlasted Ohio State 78-67 earlier this season. Sullinger, who averages 17.1 points and 9.3 boards, did not play in the earlier meeting due to a bothersome back.