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Olive Garden parent CEO says fast food inflation driving customers to sit-down franchises

Sit-down restaurant prices at fast food chains are pushing some customers to skip the drive-thru in favor of the genuine casual-dining experience, according to Darden Restaurants CEO Rick Cardenas. Cardenas said Darden, which owns popular franchises including Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse, has not yet benefited from the trend, but noted competitors like Brinker International, which owns Chili’s, and Applebee’s parent Dine Brands have begun…

50 Cent’s X account hacked by culprit who made millions in cryptocurrency scheme

Rapper 50 Cent recently claimed that he was hacked by a nefarious cryptocurrency schemer who ended up making millions of dollars in the process. The musician, whose legal name is Curtis James Jackson III, wrote about the pump-and-dump incident on Instagram Friday. The scammer used the rapper’s X account to promote a crypto token called $GUNIT – a reference to G-Unit, a hip-hop group that…

‘Wild Thang’ lives up to his name, finally crowned ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ after years of falling short

Friday was an auspicious day for an 8-year-old Pekingese with a bad right leg and plenty of personality.  “Wild Thang,” the Pekingese pooch with a rogue tongue, was crowned the “World’s Ugliest Dog” at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. Born in Los Angeles but living with his adopted family in Oregon, Wild Thang has competed for five years in the annual contest, with Friday’s…

Boy, 12, dies at California’s Wild Rivers water park in ‘medical incident’, police say

A 12-year-old boy died at a California water park on Saturday afternoon after experiencing a “medical-related incident.” According to the Irvine Police Department, authorities and local fire officials responded to Wild Rivers water park in Irvine, California on Saturday afternoon. Law enforcement said that they were called out for reports that a child needed medical aid.  Paramedics brought the child to the hospital, where they…

Jamie Kellner, TV Maverick Who Launched Both Fox and The WB, Dies at 77

Jamie Kellner, who made his name as the only exec ever to create two broadcast networks — Fox and The WB (both of which also achieved profitability under his watch), died Friday at his home in Montecito, Calif. He was 77. Kellner had a tremendous impact on the television business in the 1980s, 1990s and […] Go to Source

Ryan Hadley, ‘Ink Master’ Contestant, Dies at 46

Ryan Hadley, a tattoo artist that appeared in Season 6 of the reality competition series “Ink Master,” has died after a battle with seminoma cancer. He was 46. Hadley’s family announced the news in an Instagram post on Thursday, featuring a photo of Hadley tattooing, with the words “Forever a Legend” and “RIP.” “Ryan left […] Go to Source

Ilya Sutskever isn’t done working on AI safety

Welcome back to TechCrunch’s Week in Review — TechCrunch’s newsletter recapping the week’s biggest news. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. This week, Ilya Sutskever launched a new AI company, Safe Superintelligence Inc. (SSI), just one month after formally leaving OpenAI. Sutskever, alongside Jan Leike, was integral to OpenAI’s efforts to […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Justice Department convicts five men for running a huge illegal streaming service

Five men are going to spend time in prison for running a streaming service with more content than the heavy-hitters. Well, technically, they’re going to prison because all of that content was stolen in the first place. The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that five men had been convicted on various charges related to Jetflicks, an illegitimate streaming service that had been running…

Trump on CNN presidential debate: ‘Could be the most boring or it could be quite exciting, who knows?’ 

Former President Trump speculated about how the CNN presidential debate will go down as he prepares to face off against President Biden for their first time on stage in four years next week.   “There’s two [of] us and two of them — it’s like death,” Trump said while holding a rally in Philadelphia on Saturday, referring to the debate format of two anchors and…

Pro-Palestinian protests disrupt AOC, Sanders, Bowman rally

Pro-Palestine protestors disrupted a joint rally between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) on Saturday. The protest was organized by Within Our Lives, a self-described Palestinian-led, New York pro-Palestine organization.  “Endorsing Biden is endorsing the ongoing genocide in Gaza,” Within Our Lifetime wrote in a thread on X promoting the demonstration at the rally. The group has drawn…

Kenya Moore & Her Ex-Husband Marc Daly’s Divorce Terms Are Reportedly Revealed

Kenya Moore and her ex-husband Marc Daly have reportedly settled on child support payments for their daughter Brooklyn. RELATED: Kenya Moore Opens Up About Co-Parenting With Marc Daly Amid Their Divorce Marc Daly’s Child Support Agreement Revealed PEOPLE reports Daly and Moore finalized their divorce in December 2020. However, the couple’s divorce terms were settled this week, as was the amount Daly will hand over…

Wayment! The Innanet Thinks Latto Is Taking Shots At Ice Spice After She Posted THIS Picture

Whew! It looks like Latto is with all the smoke when it comes to Ice Spice. RELATED: Throw Bizack! Social Media Reacts To Latto’s Teenage ‘Crush Remix’ Music Video (WATCH) Did Latto Throw Shade At Ice Spice? On Saturday, (June 22), Latto had the innanet gagging after she hopped on X, formerly known as Twitter, to seemingly take a jab at Ice Spice. The ‘Sunday…

Police seek witnesses after attempted abduction in Canberra’s Woden Valley

Police are appealing for witnesses after the attempted abduction a female runner in Canberra’s Woden Valley. The victim was running south on the greenbelt adjacent to Athllon Drive at Mawson AT about 3.10pm yesterday. Police said a man walking in the opposite direction grabbed her and attempted to pick her up and carry her away. READ MORE: Police shot fired, car found alight following alleged…

Flood: Boy, 16, swept away in Ogun

A 16-year-old boy simply identified as Dimeji, was reportedly swept away on Friday by a flood around St Anthony Secondary School, Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode. Dimeji who is an apprentice barber around Awokoya, was said to have slipped into the flooded canal by accident, believing he was stepping on the plank that was normally used to cross over. DAILY POST gathered that the deceased had recently celebrated…

Euro 2024: Proud of this team – Ronaldo reacts to Portugal’s 3-0 win over Turkey

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to his side’s Euro 2024 victory over Turkey. Ronaldo said he was proud of Portugal as they secured a 3-0 win over Turkey on Saturday. The Al Nassr forward also expressed his joy as Portugal secured first place in Group F with 6 points from two games. Goals from Bernardo Silva, Samet Akaydin (own goal) and Bruno Fernandes gave…

Iran’s ‘Tupac Shakur’ dramatically saved thanks to Coldplay and The Sun

THE life of Iran’s ‘Tupac Shakur’ was dramatically saved yesterday – thanks to Coldplay and The Sun. Chris Martin took the unusual step last month of speaking out about the plight of Iranian rapper and activist Toomaj Salehi. Toomaj Salehi’s life was dramatically saved thanks to Coldplay and The SunYouTube Getty Alongside Coldplay and Chris Martin, pressure was put on by a host of other…

Tortured Brit prisoner Shaun Pinner jokes Daniel Craig should play him in film adaptation

BRIT prisoner of war Shaun Pinner who was held captive by Vladimir Putin’s sadistic army has joked that Daniel Craig should play him in the new film adaptation of his ordeal. The war hero, 50, was kept in a Russian prison for five months after being captured during the fall of Mariupol in Ukraine in April 2022. Ian Whittaker – News Group Newspapers Ltd Shaun…

A US Navy carrier strike group is headed home after months battling the Houthis in the Red Sea

Components of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Group steam in formation with the Italian Navy in the Red Sea. US Navy photo A US Navy carrier strike group that’s fought the Houthis for months is finally returning home. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group left the Middle East on Saturday, the Pentagon said. It will soon be replaced by the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike…

Trump thinks he can peel voters away from Biden in Democratic-heavy Philadelphia. Here’s how he plans to do it.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Trump on Saturday is headlining a rally at Temple University in deep blue Philadelphia. The former president hopes to make inroads with Biden’s base of Black voters. Trump has focused his campaign message on the economy. But Biden retains deep ties to the city. For former President Donald Trump, few…

567,000 chargers sold at Costco recalled for fire risk

Three portable charger models that were sold exclusively at Costco are being recalled after two house fires were blamed on the unit overheating. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall in a June 20, 2024, release.  The recalled units are the “myCharge POWER HUB All-In-One 10,000mAh” chargers carrying the model numbers “AO10FK-A,” “AO10FK-B,” and “AO10FK-C,” said the commission.  COOKIE DOUGH SOLD AT…

Maryland lottery winner strikes it rich as third time is the charm

A Maryland woman who was bored at work won big earlier this month after she bought a scratch-off ticket to pass the time. The woman, who was identified only by the name “Yeyo,” was working at a grocery store on Maryland’s Eastern Shore when she was having a rather slow day a few weeks ago, she told the Maryland Lottery in a June 20 article. …

Trump fires up major faith gathering just days ahead of first debate clash with Biden

Former President Trump fired up a major gathering of conservative and faith voters on Saturday, just days ahead of what’s expected to be an epic head-to-head battle with President Biden in the first presidential debate of 2024. A diverse crowd of more than a thousand attendees of the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual Road to Majority conference piled into the Washington Hilton’s ballroom to hear…

AP report skewered for omitting men suspected of murdering Houston girl were illegal immigrants: ‘Shameless’

Prominent social media users blasted the Associated Press for a report that failed to mention that the two men suspected of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl were illegal immigrants. The AP’s report that two Hispanic men were arrested on Thursday for the murder of 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray in Houston said nothing about the fact the suspects were illegal immigrants from Venezuela who crossed over the…