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The Decades-long Apple v. Apple bout ends as The Beatles collection goes to iTunes
Since 1976, Apple Computers (now Apple Inc.) has been fighting against Apple Corps (holding company for The Beatles) and the fight has been very nasty (and sometimes irrelevant to The Beatles all together). Since 2005, Apple Inc. has publicly attempted to gain digital rights to sell The Beatles catalog on it’s music store iTunes. Five years later, the wait is over. So what will be your first Beatles download?
Prince William and Kate Middleton engaged
The Second in line for the Throne has announced his engagement to his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton. The Clarence House announced that the couple was engaged in Kenya and the wedding is planned to be next year. Also, William gave Middleton his mother’s, Princess Diana’s, engagement ring.
Four Buildings at Ohio State evacuated during bomb threat
Four buildings on The Ohio State University campus were evacuated Tuesday after the FBI’s Columbus, Ohio, bureau notified the university it had received an anonymous message that explosives were placed in the buildings, authorities said.
Classes in the three academic buildings involved were canceled and the library was closed until at least 5 p.m. or until the investigation is complete, according to Vernon Baisden, the university’s director of public safety.
The university’s alert system was activated after it learned of the threat about 8:20 a.m. ET, officials said.
From The Onion: Company to get Head Start on Christmas Layoffs this Year
Confirming their intention not to wait until the last minute the way they usually do, executives at Visatex Inc. said Friday they planned to get an early start on this year’s Christmas layoffs. “I’m always so busy that I’ve been getting to our layoff list later and later each holiday season,” said CEO Thomas Barnaby, adding that some of his more organized executive friends get all their terminations out of the way by Thanksgiving.