Quick-fingered beatles fans got an early Christmas present yesterday. A collection of 59 rare, previously unreleased songs from the fab four went on sale on Apple's iTunes store in several countries, but only briefly. The album of bootleg recordings included unheard versions of iconic hits from the 1960s. It has now been pulled from the site. The move is apparently a bid to extend the copyrights of those unreleased recordings.
What do the top two athletes of Google's "Most-Searched Athletes of the Year" have in common? They're both accused of murder. The number one most-searched athlete of the year worldwide is South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius. He admitted to shooting and killing his model girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez takes the number two spot. He's accused of killing his friend Odin Lloyd.
A Harvard University student apparently just wasn't ready for his final exam. Police evacuated four buildings on Harvard's campus after a bomb threat Monday morning. Now police say 20-year-old Edo Kim emailed the threat, describing "shrapnel bombs" placed in four buildings on the school's main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kim now faces bomb hoax charges which are punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
President Obama spent two hours Tuesday playing defense with 15 leaders of the country's biggest high tech companies. Joking with the C.E.O. of Netflix, admiring the efficiency of the lead character in that company's hit drama "House of Cards." "I'm liking Kevin Spacey. I said man, this guy is getting a lot of stuff done," Obama said. The president explained the disastrous roll out of healthcare.gov and tried to ease concerns over the N.S.A. spying scandal. The white house appointed former Microsoft executive Kurt Delbene to oversee improvements to the healthcare website.
At least two people are dead and two others injured in a shooting at a medical facility in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday. Authorities say a gunman went into a neurology office on the campus of Renown Medical Center and opened fire. Police say the gunman shot and killed one person and injured two others before taking his own life. The investigation is ongoing.