First The Lego Movie, And Now Minecraft – TIME

TIMEAfter the jaw-dropping success of The Lego Movie—which has raked in $280.5 million worldwide since its release three weeks ago—Warner Bros. has made moves to turn another beloved franchise into…

Quad City lawmakers want subsidies for Washington DC flight – The Southern

Quad City lawmakers want subsidies for Washington DC flightThe SouthernDemocratic state Reps. Pat Verschoore of Milan and Mike Smiddy of Hillsdale have introduced legislation designed to funnel $1.5 million in…

Diving Into Kepler Data, Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Planets – New York Times

New York TimesKepler’s view of the sky taken in 2009. Its mission was to hunt for exoplanets among the approximately 4.5 million stars pictured here. Credit NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech. the main story.…

Couple held in north London as two hundred Met officers stage crime family swoop – Evening Standard

Evening StandardA suspected member of a notorious North London gang was arrested in his £2.5 million Clerkenwell townhouse today as 200 Met officers burst into 25 addresses in the capital…

Dodgers sign Erisbel Arruebarrena – ESPN

ESPNGLENDALE, Ariz. — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year contract Saturday. The deal will pay Arruebarrena $25 million, according to a…

‘Lego Movie’ builds on box office success – GlobalPost

GlobalPostThe movie based on the popular kids’ toys has raked in $142.8 million since its debut, including $49.8 million over three days or $62.5 million including the Monday Presidents’ Day…

Roundtable: Chris Christie, Ted Nugent, and the return of Kathleen Willey – CNN (blog)

Roundtable: Chris Christie, Ted Nugent, and the return of Kathleen WilleyCNN (blog)(CNN) – Sure, Governor Chris Christie still mired in scandal back in New Jersey, but that hasn’t stopped him…

Sony sells 5.3 million Playstation consoles, exceeds full-year target – Reuters Canada

Sony sells 5.3 million Playstation consoles, exceeds full-year targetReuters CanadaTOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp said it has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 game consoles as of February 8, surpassing its…

Suggs Signs Through 2018 – New York Times

New York TimesLinebacker Terrell Suggs signed a four-year extension with the Ravens on Monday that saves them salary-cap room and puts him in a position to finish his career in…

Box Office: ‘Lego Movie’ Improves on Sunday Estimates with $63.5 Million in … – Variety

Box Office: ‘Lego Movie‘ Improves on Sunday Estimates with $63.5 Million in …VarietyWarner Bros. is estimating a better-than-expected President’s Day for box office champ, “The Lego Movie,” with the film’s…

Weekend Box Office: ‘Lego Movie’ #1 Again While ‘About Last Night’ is Strong at #2 – RopeofSilicon.com

RopeofSilicon.comThe RoboCop remake didn’t light the box office on fire, but it’s doing moderately well following its Wednesday opening. After a slow start, bringing in only $4.9 million on Wednesday…

Extreme Biodiesel’s XTRM Cannabis Ventures Medical Marijuana Stock Hot | $XTRM

Extreme Biodiesel’s XTRM Cannabis Ventures Medical Marijuana Stock Hot | $XTRM Extreme Biodiesel XTRM Cannabis Ventures Medical Marijuana Plant Due To Farm Bill $XTRM Extreme Biodiesel’s XTRM Cannabis Ventures To…

Diamondbacks sign free agent Arroyo – The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta ChroniclePHOENIX, Ariz. — The Arizona Diamondbacks and Bronson Arroyo have agreed on a two-year, $23.5 million contract with a club option for a third. Photos. Former Cincinnati Reds…

Harry Styles celebrated birthday with Kendall Jenner – TV3.ie

TV3.ieThe ‘Story of My Life’ hitmaker decided to see his new girlfriend at her father Bruce’s £5 million clifftop mansion yesterday (01.02.14) so they could spend some ”quality time together”.…

Grammy Awards attracted 28.5 million – Los Angeles Independent

Los Angeles Independent… Punk. , or maybe it was the Beatles. (Actually, it was probably both.) The Grammy Awards attracted 28.5 million viewers to CBS on Sunday night, which is…

Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom sell home for over $5 million: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKhloe Kardashian has sold the home she once shared with estranged husband Lamar Odom for quite the profit. According to TMZ, “Big Bang Theory” star and newlywed…

Kim Kardashian hopes to marry Kanye West this year – Business Standard

Business StandardReality TV star Kim Kardashian says she is planning to exchange vows with her rapper fiance Kanye West this year. The 33-year-old socialite hopes that her wedding takes place…

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman fined $7875 for taunting – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSeattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman earned the kind of exposure money can’t buy with his play and his antics at the end of last weekend’s NFC Championship Game. The…

Why We’re So Loud – SI.com

SI.comWhen you bothered to think about Seattle, you probably thought about Starbucks, grunge music and endless rain. Now these Seahawks—Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman & Co.—are making up for…

Tigers agree on one-year contract with Scherzer – MLB.com

MLB.comDETROIT — The Tigers are still looking for a long-term agreement with American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer to avoid free agency next winter. For now, at least,…

‘Duck Dynasty’ Ratings Are Down Dramatically From Last Season – Huffington Post

‘Duck Dynasty’ Ratings Are Down Dramatically From Last SeasonHuffington PostFans no longer give a quack about “Duck Dynasty.” TV Line reports that 8.5 million people tuned in for the fifth…

Did Phil’s anti-gay slurs hurt Duck Dynasty’s ratings? – Daily Mail

Daily MailWednesday night’s Season 5 premiere of the A&E reality TV show attracted just 8.5 million viewers – a 28 per cent drop compared to last season’s opener. The shock…

Duck down! ‘Duck Dynasty’ returns to lower ratings after controversy – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyThough Duck Dynasty was expected by some to return to its biggest ratings yet after its huge controversy last month, the Louisiana-based reality show returned to lower viewership than…

‘Duck Dynasty’ greeted back by 8.5 million viewers – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK — Nielsen says “Duck Dynasty” drew 8.5 million viewers for its fifth-season premiere. That audience was slightly higher than for October’s fourth-season finale of the A&E reality…

Apple to refund millions for kids’ ‘in-app’ purchases – USA TODAY

USA TODAYApple is in hot water over what are dubbed as “in-app” purchases. Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Apple will pay back roughly $32.5 million to users for…

FTC says Apple will pay at least $32.5 million over in-app purchases – Washington Post

Washington PostThe federal government on Wednesday said Apple has agreed to pay at least $32.5 million in refunds to parents who didn’t authorize hefty purchases racked up by their children…

Kid clicks cost Apple – Washington Post

Washington PostJanuary 16, 2014 3:40 AM EST — Apple will refund consumers at least $32.5 million – settling Federal Trade Commission charges about in-app purchases by kids without their parents’…

Apple Agrees To Pay $32.5 Mln To Settle FTC Complaint Over In-app Sales – RTT News

RTT NewsTechnology giant Apple Inc. (AAPL: Quote) has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers, paying at least $32.5 million, to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company…

Apple to pay at least $32.5 million to refund kids’ in-app purchases – GameSpot

GameSpotApple to pay at least $32.5 million to refund kids’ in-app purchases. iPod company agrees to provide full refunds to thousands of consumers to settle Federal Trade Commission complaint related…

Apple to Pay Back Parents of Children on App-Spending Sprees – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(Updates with Cook e-mail to employees in 11th paragraph.) Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. said it would refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a…

Apple settles with FTC over in-app purchases – USA TODAY

USA TODAYApple has reached a $32.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over unauthorized purchases made within smartphone and tablet apps. The settlement requires Apple — maker of the…

Texas regents OK Strong contract worth $25M-plus – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comAUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas regents have approved new football coach Charlie Strong’s five-year contract worth more than $25 million. Strong will be paid $5 million in the first…

‘Lone Survivor’ leaves box office shocked and awed – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe true story of a military mission gone awry collected $38.5 million, according to studio estimates from box office trackers Rentrak. While the movie opened in limited release on…

Lovie Smith Head Coach Of NFL Tampa Bay Bucs; No More Token Black Interviews

Lovie Smith became the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and just a scant three days after this bloggers epic rant about how Smth should not be the…

Cleveland Cavaliers suspend Andrew Bynum – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Cleveland Cavaliers have suspended Andrew Bynum indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, general manager Chris Grant announced Saturday. Cleveland signed Bynum to a two-year, $24.5 million contract…