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Find This Man a Girlfriend and He'll Pay You $10K


Ren You, 29, has offered $10,000 to anyone who can find him a long-term girlfriend.(Courtesy Ren You)(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Ren You is a 29-year-old with a Harvard MBA and a job at a private equity firm. He is also someone who does not like to be inefficient and does not want to miss out on opportunities. Those two character traits led You to develop a novel way to find love. The Birmingham, Alabama, resident is offering $10,000 to anyone who can find him a girlfriend of six months or more. He is

Injured Sept. 11 Firefighter Wins $5 Million From Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket


Steve Snowden/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Carmelo Mercado, a retired New York firefighter who sacrificed his health as a 9/11 responder, is now getting something back from New York, through the form of a lottery ticket.The 63-year-old father, who lives in Orange County, New York, started buying scratch-off tickets when he retired from the fire department 11 years ago, he told ABC News Saturday. He usually buys a few tickets a week."My mother always told me... life here in America is expensive

Kids Construct Largest American Flag Made of LEGOs


ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Oh, say can you see ... a giant American flag made from LEGOs?It’s the largest of its kind, constructed from over 100,000 LEGO bricks.Earlier this week in Washington, D.C., children and their families lined up to help build the flag at the National Museum of American History. The Smithsonian Institution, which includes the museum, and LEGO partnered to set a record ahead of Independence Day.The thousands of bricks were stacked together to build the giant stars and s

JetBlue Operates First Flights from New York to Havana


rypson/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- JetBlue is taking advantage of the thawing tensions between the U.S. and Cuba.In a press release out Friday, JetBlue announced they had operated their first charter flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport.The flights make JetBlue the first major airline to operate between the U.S. and Cuba since travel restrictions started easing months ago. “As interest i

TripAdvisor Members Name the Nation's Best Burgers


ehaurylik/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to burgers, everybody's got one. An opinion that is. But some voices are louder than others and TripAdvisor, which bills itself as the world's largest travel site, has announced the nation's 10 best burger restaurants, based on millions of reviews.Featured restaurants have a minimum of 100 reviews and 10 or fewer locations. And if your summer road trips take you anywhere within 100 miles of Greensboro, North Carolina, you'll want to factor i

Reddit Revolts After Employee Dismissal


Photo by Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images(NEW YORK) – If you’re looking for cat pictures, trying to find the latest movie news, or if you’re just avoiding your family this weekend by browsing Reddit, you may have a hard time.Social media website Reddit is on a virtual lockdown after the sudden firing of an employee.Victoria Taylor was the former director of talent who oversaw celebrity interviews on the popular “Ask Me Anything” sub-reddit. Taylor helped

Expert Advice on How to Avoid the Top Three Grilling Gaffes


hd3dsh/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Let’s face it -- grilling ain’t no picnic. Cooking anything over high heat in front of all your family and friends is stressful, and the inexperienced are prone to make mistakes. In fact, you’re probably bound to make one of these three most common blunders, according to the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s survey of more than 4,000 of its members of their most made mistakes. If even the experts are screwing up, you shouldn’t feel

Greece 'No' Vote May Mean No More Cash Monday


iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Greece) – Greece is running out of cash, fast.Banks are shut down in Greece, limits have been imposed on ATMs, and according to the head of the Greek Banks Union, there may be no money in ATMs on Monday morning.Greeks will vote on Sunday whether or not they support more international loans from creditors. A “yes” vote for the referendum could mean the extension of additional credit from the European Central Bank. A “no” vote could mean no m

This $16 Hot Dog Is No Ballpark Frank


The "Humm Dog" is a bacon wrapped hot dog with truffle mayonnaise, Gruyere, truffle celery relish and celery leaves. (Angel Canales)(NEW YORK) -- The hot dog is a staple of American summer. As the country celebrates the Fourth of July this weekend, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates Americans will eat approximately 150 million hot dogs. Most people are used to having a hot dog served with mustard or ketchup. But one New York City restaurant is taking hot dogs to the next level. A

Fourth of July: Let These Five Apps Help With Fun, Food, Travel Plans


StephanieFrey/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Happy Fourth of July! Whether you're hitting the road, planning an all-American cookout or looking for some fun in the sun, these five apps can help you enjoy the holiday weekend to its fullest. The Revolution: Interactive Guide First things first, let's not forget why we're celebrating the Fourth of July. This free app for the iPad highlights all of the key moments in American history and makes for some great patriotic beach reading. GrillTime Even m

Whole Foods Founder, CEO Apologize for Overcharging


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The CEOs and founder of Whole Foods are apologizing for overcharging customers and offering free food to people in return."Straight up, we made some mistakes. We want to own that and tell you what we’re doing about it,” Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, said in a video published on Wednesday.Investigators found Whole Foods locations in New York City "routinely overstated" the weight of pre-packaged contents and overcharged customers,

Markets Close Slightly Lower, As Focus Shifts to Weekend Greece Vote


r_drewek/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets ended the day slightly lower on Thursday, as all eyes are once again on Greece and its referendum on Sunday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,730.11, down 27.80 from its open.The NASDAQ was down by 3.91 to finish the day at 5,009.21, while the S&P 500 was also down by 0.64 to finish the session at a close of 2,076.78.A hurriedly called election in Greece, combined with a convoluted ballot question and a banking system essential

SoBe Apologizes for Joke Bottle Cap Message About 'Trapped' Worker


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Beverage brand SoBe is apologizing for a joke message under its bottle caps that has caused some alarm among drinkers.Some customers say the message under some SoBe caps with the words, "Help me trapped in SoBe factory," is no joking matter."It's tasteless and mocks people who actually do work in slave like conditions ... major mistake," one Facebook user posted on the company's page.The company responded on social media, saying: "Hi there, we're sorry that our cap

Wagle: Lawmakers Need to Look at Kansas Religious Freedom Law


TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage will require legislators to examine state laws protecting religious freedom. The Wichita state senator said Friday that legislators

More Tme Sought in Topeka Homicide Trial


TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A January trial has been scheduled for a man accused of fatally shooting another man last year at a home outside Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shawnee County District Court judge on Monday set a Jan. 11 trial

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