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Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper faces nine years for date-rape sex crimes

Reuters –Former NFL star Darren Sharper admitted in court on Monday to drugging and raping women in California and Arizona and was expected to plead guilty in similar Nevada and Louisiana cases in plea deals prosecutors say will land him in prison for at least nine years.Appearing in Los Angeles...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:50pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning!Before you wokeup, a skinhead was charged with a deadly shooting spree, while Virginia police were under investigation for beating up a blackstudent.The new Game of Thrones series was revealed toaddicts, while Liza Minelliwent back to rehab.An Arizona man was charged for a gun...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:56am

Liza Minelli back in rehab for substance abuse

Reuters –Singer and actress Liza Minnelli has returned to rehab for treatment of substance abuse, her spokesman said on Wednesday."Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so," Scott Gorenstein said in a statement...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 5:28am

Virginia college protest after black honors student bloodied in arrest

Reuters –University of Virginia students gathered last night to protest over the brutal arrest of an African-American student leaving him with head wounds that required 10 stitches.Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday called for an investigation into the arrest of a black college student...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:46am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning!While you were dreaming, Israel's PM faced the reality of an end to his reign. India's PM faced criticism after being slow to react to a nun'srape.Care more about war than weed, said Uncle Obama Good Advice.Stars of the iconic30-year-old teen flick "Breakfast Club" reunited, while 30-...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:43pm

Care more about climate change than legalizing weed, suggests Obama

Reuters –President Barack Obama has a stern message for the younger generation about their political priorities: care more about climate change, and less about legalizing marijuana.Obama, who has been open about smoking pot in high school, chided an interviewer from Vice News who suggested that...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 2:51pm

Britain's 'Party Prince' Harry to quit army after decade of service

Reuters –Britain's Prince Harry announced on Tuesday he will leave the armed forces after a decade of service that included two tours of duty in Afghanistan.Queen Elizabeth's 30-year-old grandson, the fourth-in-line to the throne, said he would quit the military in June following a four-week...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 2:20pm

Powdered alcohol a no-go in Massachusetts

Even though a federal regulatory agency approved a form of powdered alcohol this week, that doesn’t mean the substance is legal in Massachusetts. In fact, manufacturing, buying or selling it is definitely prohibited.The decision comes by way of a technicality. Since the Alcoholic Beverages Control...

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:54am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning!After you went to bed, two Ferguson cops were shot. Two smashedsecret agents were busted for a drunken car crash –into White House barriers.California universities hoped to stamp out anti-semitism, while scientists discovered more new marine species.Two Ferguson cops were...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:06pm

Burger King makes an epic menu change

Burger King announced today that it will no longer exclusively offer fountain drinks as the beverage for their kids' meals. "We have removed fountain drinks from our kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of kids' meals," a Burger King representative tells NBC.The driving...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:31pm

Pa. House votes to privatize liquor sales

The Pennsylvania House on Thursday voted 114 to 87 to privatize the state’s liquor stores on a party line vote. Does that mean we’re finally on our way getting rid of the system? Here’s a look at how the politics shake out:Republicans: Led by Mike Turzai, the conservative speaker of the Pa. House...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:28am

5 hot cocktails to make with all the Snowstorm Juno booze you got

Had a Snow Day? Drink! Wish you'd gotten a snow day if only the storm Mayor De Blasio foretold had visited upon Manhattan, too? Drink! Bottom line is, there was too much stocking up and not enough snowstorm, so bring some balance to the universe with a warming cocktail.Guatemalan Toddy1 oz. Zacapa...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:13am

Philly prepares with boozy supplies as storm looms

As Philly braced itself for a wintry blast, locals stocked up on provisions -- including plenty of alcohol -- to enjoy their time at home.“If one does get snowed in, it’s better to have some wine,” said Ann Keefer, 44, who was picking up a bottle of Chaddsford spiced apple wine, vinted in Central...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:34am

Best wines under $25: Here's how to find them

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, experts say that finding a top-notch, value-priced bottle isn’t as hard as you may think.“There better be a real good reason why you’re spending more than $25 on a bottle of wine today,” says wine and spirit expert Michael Green, who’s also a...

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 9:32pm

Blake Shelton regrets tying one on before tweeting about 'Sniper'

Celebrities are getting pretty vocal about what sickens them these days, but at least in "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton's case, he insists it was the booze talking. Earlier this week, Shelton indirectly took Seth Rogen and Michael Moore to task for criticizing "American Sniper," tweeting, "Sickens...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:23pm

Why coffee prices are soaring

If it seems like your favorite corner cafe --- or even big chain --- has started charging you more for a cup of coffee, you're right. Extreme droughts in Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia and other big coffee export countries have caused a coffee bean shortage, driving up costs.Bloomberg Businessweek...

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 10:59pm

Easy champagne cocktail recipes for New Year’s Eve

New York City mixologist, Lynnette Marrero, who’s worked at some of the city’s best cocktail bars, including Rye House, Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge, knows her way around bubbly. And since nothing says, “Bring it, 2015!” like a glass of sparkling, we asked her to share a few fun — yet simple —...

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:30am

How to pick the perfect bottle of champagne

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, which means it’s almost time to pop some bubbly. When it comes to buying champagne, choosing the perfect bottle for your tastes (and wallet) can feel intimidating. The good news is that Laura Maniec, master sommelier and co-founder of Corkbuzz in New York City,...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 1:08am

Mel B's recent hospitalization? An accidental overdose.

Whoa. So last week, former Spice Girl Mel B (real name Melanie Brown) missed a taping of the British version of "X Factor" after heading to the hospital because of stomach pains. But now it turns out that was a bit of a fib. A source tells Radar Online that Brown "was hospitalized because she mixed...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:42am

Los Angeles-based designer raises money for drinking jacket

Los Angeles-based designer started to raise money for special drinking clothing. It’s a jacket that includes lots of gadget for a perfect day off. So far, Zane Lamprey overraised $145k from $50k goal on Kickstarter. “There are a dozen drink-related innovations incorporated,” 38-years-old told Metro...

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 3:23am