NUMBER 5 - LED ZEPPELIN SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
A lawsuit has officially been filed against Led Zeppelin parties Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Jones and Warner Music Group claiming copyright infringement over the 1971 song, "Stairway to Heaven." The lawsuit was filed on Monday by the estate for the lead singer of the band "Spirit." They accuse Led Zeppelin of copying the chords of the Spirit song "Taurus" in "Stairway to Heaven" and say the similarities are fairly obvious.
NUMBER 4 - PANERA TO DROP ARTIFICIAL ADDITIVES FROM FOOD
USA Today is reporting that Panera is planning to announce that it will dump all artificial additives from its food menu by 2016. That means no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives. In an interview with USA Today, the founder and CEO of Panera says "I want to serve food that I want to eat." Panera Bread operates 1,800 company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario, Canada.
NUMBER 3 - FEMALE-NAMED HURRICANES MOST DEADLY
According to a University of Illinois study, female-named hurricanes are deadlier than ones named after men. Researchers tracked nearly 100 hurricanes over 60 years and found storms with male names killed 15 people on average, while the death toll from storms named after females was nearly three-times greater. The authors say one reason for the discrepancy is a storm with a feminine name is somehow perceived as less threatening.
NUMBER 2 - WALMART PROTESTS PLANNED
Walmart workers in more than 20 cities are planning to hold strikes today. Their demonstrations come just days before the retailer's annual shareholders' meeting Friday. Protesters want Walmart to pay workers at least $25,000 a year. They also want the company not to retaliate against workers who go on strike.
NUMBER 1 - BERGDAHL RELEASE VIDEO
The White House has apologized for failing to alert Congress about the prisoner exchange that secured the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The Taliban released video purporting to show Bergdahl being handed over into U.S. custody. It appears to show him sitting in a pick-up truck before his release. He is then escorted to a U.S. helicopter as a white flag waves in the wind. The video was sent to media outlets by a known Taliban spokesperson.
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