Pat’s Picks: Monday, July 16
Written by Pat's Papers | UPDATED: Monday, 16 July 2012 9:08 AM
The best headlines, the most interesting photography and conversation-starting articles from today’s newspapers.
The rules is the rules, folks—even if you’re Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. London police pulled the plug—literally—on an outdoor concert by the two superstars over the weekend after they broke a sound curfew, a move the Daily Mail calls the “ultimate killjoy act.” VIDEO
Republican governors are letting go of their long-time opposition to an online sales tax, says the Wall Street Journal. The main reason? Money. They need more of it, so they’ve joined their Democratic colleagues in brokering deals with companies like Amazon to collect taxes at a state level. That means more expensive Internet shopping for consumers, and an influx of money for state governments.
Target has begun stocking greeting cards for same-sex couples, under the “For two special men” and “For two special women” sections in its stores. The Minneapolis Star Tribune notes the addition, which company reps say reflects the brand’s emphasis on “diversity and inclusivity,” comes just two years after weathering a PR storm for donating $150,000 to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who opposed gay marriage.
Lindsay Lohan is undoubtedly feeling some Schadenfreude right about now. The two judges who handled the actress’s recent DUI case were reprimanded by a judicial oversight committee, according to documents obtained by the LA Times. Both were accused of making “basic legal mistakes” while handling the high-profile case.
Though they employ no news anchors, a report by the Pew Research Center says YouTube has become a major channel for people seeking news. In fact, its audience rivals that of TV news. Part of the appeal, says the Washington Post, is that YouTube offers “on-demand viewing,” which allows viewers to pick and choose the stories that interest them from hundreds of sources.
Gwen Jorgensen will represent Team USA in the women’s triathlon on August 4th, just two and a half years after she competed in her first one. USA Today says Jorgensen caught the eye of USA Triathlon, while she was a student athlete. In her first competitive event in 2010, she finished eighth and won “rookie of the year.” Now, she’s competing in the Olympics.
It’s like a mood ring, for your head. The Chicago Tribune picks up a story this morning about Necomimi, an accessory that just debuted at Comic-Con, and is perfect for “anyone who has ever longed for more expressive ears.” A Japanese company has employed the same technology doctors use to measure brain waves and created a pair of faux cat ears, capable of showing a range of emotion. VIDEO
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