- By the time Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg brought his board in on the plan to buy hot photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion, the deal was all but done. The board, according to one person familiar with the matter, "Was told, not consulted." "In Facebook Deal, Board Was All But Out of Picture", April 18, 2012.
These Investigators Try to Keep Bandits From Slipping Away
- Detective Sergeant J. Gille of the Braselton, Ga. Ancient-grease theft is on the rise with the popularity of biodiesel as a substitute fuel, say recyclers. "These Investigators Try to Keep Bandits From Slipping Away," April
This is an apology? lol - From Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's written statement apologizing for an earlier remark on CNN that Ann Romney, Mitt Romney’s wife, “never worked a day in her life.” "Hilary Rosen Apologizes for Ann Romney Comment", April
- In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance mandate in the Obama administration's health care law, ruling that the law's penalty for not carrying insurance counted as a tax and was justified by Congress's constitutional taxing power. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion, joined by the court's four liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. A look at the ruling: http://on.wsj.com/LG9gFu
- Actor George Lindsey who played the beanie-wearing gas-station attendant Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw". Lindsey died early Sunday after a brief illness. He was 83 years old. "Happy on 'Hee Haw'", May