Entries by Wes Yahola

Oprah Joins Weight Watchers, Buys 10% of It

IT COST HER $43.2M By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff Posted Oct 19, 2015 9:00 AM CDT (NEWSER) – “But not only am I the owner of 10% of Weight Watchers, I’m also a client.” That’s the upshot of Monday’s big news from Oprah Winfrey, who has paid $43.2 million for a 10% stake in the company. […]

In China, McDonald’s Is Selling a Hamburger With a Gray Bun

Kirstin Fawcett 10/20/15 From the Jetsons’ shiny outfits to the sleek chrome buildings of Disney World’s Tomorrowland, silver has been long viewed as the color of the “future.” We’re guessing that’s the inspiration behind McDonald’s new “Modern Chinese Burger,” which the fast food behemoth unveiled in China earlier this week. The sandwich’s fillings are standard enough—a […]

Not even an Upper-Class Twit

An unnamed 82-year-old woman in Petaluma, California, was found lying on the ground after a passerby noticed her car about 50 feet away with blood on one of the front tires. According to the police investigation, the woman exited her car without putting it in park and she ran over herself.

Cheeky

The Alligator newspaper claims the Gainesville, Florida police recently arrested a man for heroin possession. Cops stopped the man at 1 a.m. before smelling weed in his car. They found a plastic cup with marijuana and a bag of heroin stuck between his butt cheeks. The man admitted the drugs belonged to him before he […]

Tulo, Blue Jays bust out at home in ALCS Game 3

Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com MLB Sr. Writer TORONTO — In the bottom of the third inning Monday night, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki took an industrial-strength cut at a 93 mph fastball from Kansas City starter Johnny Cueto and drove it high and deep to straightaway center field at Rogers Centre. The ball kept carrying […]

No shutout, but Eagles’ defense steals a win from Giants

Phil Sheridan, ESPN Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA — A lot had changed since the last time the New York Giantscame down the turnpike to Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Eagles. A year ago, the Eagles got their first shutout in 18 years, blanking the Giants 27-0. On Monday night, the Giants dashed hopes of […]

Heroes are front and center on new ‘Star Wars’ poster

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY1:08 p.m. EDT October 18, 2015 The heroes are front and center on the new movie poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, though a major menace also looms large in the galaxy far, far away. The major players, from new characters Ren (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) to old stalwarts Han Solo […]

Joe Biden gauging politics, staffing for 2016 run

By Dana Bash, Eric Bradner, Jeff Zeleny and Jim Acosta, CNN Updated 5:10 PM ET, Mon October 19, 2015 |  Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden’s associates are setting up interviews for potential staff positions on a Biden presidential campaign, a source familiar with the process tells CNN. The interviews come as the political world waits […]