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Saturday, February 06, 2016

McDonald's has introduced kale salad to its U.S. menu, but rather than offering a low-calorie, low-fat and low-sodium alternative, the leafy green combo actually contains more salt, fat and calories than a Double Big Mac. The salad contains 520 calories, 31g of fat and 1,140 milligrams of sodium. But when you add in the Asiago Caesar dressing, it rockets up to 730 calories, 53 grams of fat, and 1,400 milligrams of sodium -- whereas the Double Big Mac rings in at 680 calories, 38g of fat and 1,340 milligrams of sodium.


Thursday, February 04, 2016

During an Airbus 321 flight from Mogadishu, Somalia, to Djibouti Tuesday, a passenger caught fire and was thrown out of a hole in the side by an explosion at 14,000 feet. Hassan Mohamed Nur told the Daily Mail, "I saw the passenger, a man in his early 60s, get sucked out of the plane. There was a huge bang. A big hole appeared in the side of the jet and the elderly passenger disappeared through it. One minute he was sat in his seat; the next he was gone. He'd been sucked out of the plane. People were screaming. We all thought we were going to die."


Thursday, December 17, 2015

A drug company entrepreneur who jacked up the price of a life-saving pill from $13.50 to $750 was arrested by federal agents at his Manhattan home early Thursday morning on securities fraud. Martin Shkreli, 32, has been charged with illegally taking stock from Retrophin Inc., a biotechnology firm he started in 2011, and using it to pay off debts from unrelated business dealings. Authorities outlined years of investment losses and lies Shkreli allegedly told his investors almost from the moment he began managing money. By age 26, they said, he got nine investors to place $3 million with him, began losing their money and covering it up. Within a year, his fund's account was down to $331.


A boyish drug company entrepreneur, who rocketed to infamy by jacking up the price of a life-saving pill from $13.50 to $750, was arrested by federal agents at his Manhattan home early Thursday morning on securities fraud related to a firm he founded.


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