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Hernandez Arrested And Charged With Murder
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested yesterday (June 26th) and charged with the execution-style murder of Odin Lloyd, a friend who prosecutors say had angered the 23-year-old NFL player at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to people Hernandez, quote, “had troubles with.” The body of Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee, was found last week shot multiple times in an industrial park about a mile away from Hernandez’s North Attleborough, Massachusetts, home. Prosecutors contend that early on the morning on June 17th, two days after being at the nightclub, Hernandez and two friends picked up Lloyd at his home, and as they drove around, they discussed what happened at the nightclub. Lloyd started getting nervous and texted his sister, ”Did you see who I am with?” When she asked who, he answered, ”NFL,” then, “Just so you know.” It’s charged that Hernandez and his friends drove Lloyd to the industrial park, shot and killed him there, and then left. Investigators didn’t identify the two other people or say whether they were under arrest.
- Soon after Hernandez’s arrest, the Patriots announced they had cut him from the team.
The White House And First Lady Are Now On Instagram
The White House and First Lady Michelle Obama have joined Instagram. On Wednesday the two accounts were created.
A new beer from UK called #MashTag is the first alcoholic beverage inspired and created by users of social media. Beer company Brew Dog has launched a drink that came out of fan votes to determine everything from its name and style to alcohol count.
A Male Siri Is On The Way
Apple has updated the beta version of its iOS operating system for developers and included a new male voice option for the Siri voice assistant. Apple says the new Siri voices, in male or female, have been developed to sound less robotic. In addition to the new voices, the iOS 7 beta update includes support for iPad, a new version of the Reminders app, the return of Voice Memo and a number of other small improvements. Apple is expected to release iOS 7 to the general public this fall. (UPI)
Mother Sues Monster Energy Drink Maker After 19-Year-Old Son Dies
The mother of a California 19-year-old who died last July from a cardiac arrhythmia has filed a lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp., charging that his death was caused by regularly drinking Monster energy drink. The lawsuit alleges that Alex Morris wouldn’t have died if he hadn’t drunk two cans of Monster energy drink every day for the three years before his death, including the day he died. Paula Morris’ attorney in the case is also representing the family of 14-year-old Anais Fournier of Maryland, who also sued Monster Beverage after Fournier died after drinking two 24-ounce cans of Monster Energy Drink. Energy drinks, including Monster, have come under increased scrutiny, with the FDA investigating reports of deaths linked to them.
Bets Being Made on the Soon-To-Arrive Royal Baby
As Prince William and Kate Middleton await the birth of their first child next month, a lot of the rest of the world is waiting too, and some people are placing bets on things like the baby’s name, arrival date, size, and more random things like whether or not it will have red hair like its uncle, Prince Harry. CNNMoney reports that William Hill, one of the world’s biggest online betting sites, has already taken in more than $30,000 in bets on the royal baby, with the most money expected to be wagered on the baby’s name. The majority of those betting think the couple will have a girl, and “Alexandra” is the leading name, at 5-2 odds. Close behind are “Diana” and “Elizabeth,” for William’s late mother, Princess Diana, and for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Study: Having a Big Desk Makes You More Likely to Be a Jerk
Have you ever noticed that the person with the biggest desk at work or the biggest car in the neighborhood is also more likely to be a jerk? The Week reports that new research is now backing that up. Columbia University psychologists who tested how people reacted to the physical spaces around them found that large, lavish environments can make people feel more powerful, which leads them to be more likely to behave dishonestly. Study author Andy Yap told the Denver Post, “When you feel more powerful, you are more willing to take risks. If they hang a carrot in front of you, you might do whatever it takes to get that carrot, even if it’s unethical.” The researchers found the same thing with cars: people in a driving simulation were more likely to carry out a hit-and-run if they were in large fancy cars, and cars with bigger seats were more likely to be parked illegally.