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Sep 4, 2014

Bears' Lance Briggs Skipped Practice for Restaurant Opening in California

On the verge of the 2014 NFL season, Chicago Bears linebacker had some serious business to attend to on Monday. Briggs has a new restaurant — Double Nickel Smokehouse. It’s in California. And the Bears were practicing that day. Briggs doesn’t see it that way.  “He just trusted [me],” Briggs said.

Sep 4, 2014

Fast-food Worker Protests Planned for More Than 150 U.S. Cities

Organizers expect their biggest protest to date, with fast-food workers from McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC restaurants expected to walk off the job. McDonald’s Corp, Burger King Worldwide Inc and other major fast-food chains do not own most of their U.S.

Sep 4, 2014

Joan Rivers Stood Up Fearlessly for the Funny

Joan Rivers was fearless. When she famously joked about Elizabeth Taylor’s obesity (“She has more chins than a Beijing phone book”) both Taylor and phone customers in Beijing handily withstood the assault. A life-long free agent, Rivers was always a truth teller without fear or favor.

Sep 4, 2014

Kim Kardashian Suffers Wardrobe Oopsie — While Wearing Kardashian Kollection

Kim Kardashian is a woman who spends a long time getting ready before leaving the house, but all that preparation couldn’t prevent a dreaded wardrobe snag. The 33-year-old routinely steps out in high-fashion ensembles worth thousands of dollars (we call it the Kanye effect).

Sep 4, 2014

Here's What the Owner of the Oldest Operating McDonald's Has to Say About Minimum Wage

Sixty-one years ago last month, the third-ever McDonald’s opened in Downey, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles and home to Apollo, the third-ever NASA manned spaceflight program. Piazza is something of a throwback. What you probably won’t be hearing is the case against the minimum wage campaign. Enter Ron Piazza.

Sep 4, 2014

George W. Bush's Daughters Are Not Republicans

Then-President Bush, left, walks behind daughter Jenna Hager and son-in-law Henry Hager in 2008. Both of former President George W. Bush’s daughters aren’t following the family’s Republican Party heritage. The two Bush daughters’ voter registrations don’t come as a complete surprise, however.

Sep 4, 2014

Pam Oliver Breaks Silence on Being Replaced by Erin Andrews on Fox Sports Sidelines

When Fox kicks off its NFL coverage on Sunday, Pam Oliver will not be in the prime role that she has held for almost two decades. Also read: Former ‘GMA’ Anchor Josh Elliott to Appear on ‘Today’ in NBC Sports’ NFL Segments Also read: Pam Oliver Sidelined As Fox’s Lead NFL Sideline Reporter

Sep 4, 2014

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Debuts, Starts Under $40K

Land Rovers have long carried a reputation of exclusivity and go-anywhere capability, but the last decade has shown us that the British off-road/luxury brand is willing to ease up on said exclusivity in the name of increased sales.

Sep 4, 2014

Brain-to-brain Verbal Communication in Humans Achieved for the First Time

Scientists give rats brain-to-brain communication The team used a similar set-up to that commonly used in brain-computer interface studies.

Sep 4, 2014

CVS Changes Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said it will now be known as CVS Health, effective immediately.