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Ex-Miss Delaware Files $3 Million Lawsuit Against the Miss America Organization

Amanda Longacre, Ex-Miss Delaware, who lost her pageant crown because she was deemed too old to compete, reportedly has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the state pageant officials and the Miss America organization. The lawsuit seeks $3 million in damages – $2.5 million for the class of contestants certified to compete then disqualified, and $500,000 for her – along with restoration of her titles... 

Potato Salad Kickstarter by Zack Danger Brown Raises Thousands in Days

A Kickstarter campaign started by Zack Danger Brown was simply to raise $10 to make his very first potato salad. “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet,” says Zack Danger Brown on the Kickstarter page for his crowdsourced potato salad project. Within a couple of days, his kickstarter had raised more than $1,000. That’s when BuzzFeed interviewed... 

Miss Delaware 2014, Amanda Longacre Disqualified because of Age Requirement

Miss Delaware 2014, Amanda Longacre was stripped from her crown for being too old, despite only being 24. The Miss America organization said in a news release that “following the Miss Delaware Pageant, it was determined that Amanda Longacre exceeded the age requirement in order to be eligible to compete.” The Miss America Organization website says contestants must be 17 to 24 years old.... 

Priest Killed and Another Injured in Phoenix Catholic Church

A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed and another critically wounded at a Catholic church in Phoenix on Wednesday, a police spokesman said. The Rev. Kenneth Walker was fatally shot, and the Rev. Joseph Terra is hospitalized in critical condition, police and church officials said in a statement. A 911 call came in about 9 p.m. Wednesday from the Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic... 

College Students Find $40,000 inside $20 Couch, then Return it to 91-Year-Old Woman

Three college roommates at SUNY New Paltz in New York bought a used couch for $20 and ended up finding $40,000 cash stashed away inside. Third-year geology student Reese Werkhoven, Mount Holyoke College graduate Cally Guasti and SUNY New Paltz graduate Lara Russo were sitting on their new couch for the first time, when Werkhoven found a plastic envelope under the couch’s patchy arm. “I almost... 

Jimmy Kimmel Asks: What is Gluten? Gluten Free People Don’t Know

On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel set out to find if gluten-free people really know what gluten actually is. Kimmel sent a camera crew to a popular exercise park in Los Angeles to find people who maintain a gluten-free diet and ask them. Kimmel found four people, none of whom were able to give an accurate definition of the compound. “It’s pretty sad, because I don’t know,” one man said. Others... 

Ronald McDonald Gets Makeover and Goes Social with #RonaldMcDonald

Ronald McDonald is getting a makeover! On Wednesday, McDonald’s unveiled a new look for the redheaded clown and also announced he’d be featured on McDonald’s social media accounts using the hashtag #RonaldMcDonald. Ronald McDonald’s new wardrobe will include yellow cargo pants and a vest, accompanied by a red-and-white striped rugby shirt. His iconic big red shoes will still... 

Southwest Plane Diverted After Unruly Passenger Tries to Make Mid-Air Exit

A Southwest plane had to be diverted on Sunday after a passenger reportedly tried to make an abrupt mid-air exit. The Southwest Airlines flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento was diverted to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska and the suspect was led away in handcuffs following the ordeal. Witnesses said they heard screaming coming from the back of the plane. A flight attendant was yelling “Help... 

Doritos Locos Tacos Invented in 1995 by Taco Bell Interns, They Claim

A group of former interns at Taco Bell’s ad agency claim they came up with the Doritos Taco idea. Andrea Watt, Mark Rader and Roy Brown were part of a summer internship at Taco Bell in 1995. They pitched the idea of a Doritos-shell taco to Taco Bell executives as part of an intern competition. “The whole goal was to come up with a product … and ours was the Doritos taco,” former... 

McDonald’s Offers Free Coffee in Efforts to Compete with Taco Bell Breakfast

McDonald’s and Taco Bell are in a breakfast war. McDonald’s sales haven’t been the greatest and now facing new competition in the breakfast arena, that makes up 20 percent of the company’s business, from competitors like Taco Bell and Starbucks. The chain blamed bad winter weather but also said that “challenging industry dynamics” played a role in their sales slump.... 
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