THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • According to a new survey, half of all Americans don't change their underwear daily. Ew.
  • Joseph Tsai, co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made a deal to purchase full control of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets from Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov. The price he's believed to be paying $2.35 billion.
  • Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, came out as gay in a letter for family and friends posted to Facebook and said he and his wife are separating.
  • In Atlanta, a man was arrested for turtle smuggling.
  • Greenland's government told President Donald Trump on Friday that the island was "not for sale" following reports the president entertained the idea of buying the Danish territory.
  • Father Bill O'Malley, who played Father Joseph Dyer in the original movie, "The Exorcist," has been accused of sexually abusing one of his students at McQuaid Jesuit High School three decades ago.
  • The I.R.S. has released a new app, called the Tax Withholding Estimator. Head to www.irs.gov and click on "Tax Withholding Estimator." Good reviews so far.
  • In California, a Fresno man died during a taco eating contest at a baseball game.
  • New research estimates nearly 14 million new smart home controllers will be sold in the U.S. in 2024, but finds only 37% of U.S. broadband households trust that companies with access to their data will keep it safe.
  • The Shake-Alert-LA earthquake app is getting reworked after failing to send out alarms for two quakes last month.
  • A pair of Nike "Moon shoes" used in the 1972 Olympic trials sold for $50,000.
  • Not making this up: J.C. Penney is going to sell used clothing to cut losses.
  • A celebrity chef in Florida is suing Antonio Brown for an unpaid $38,000 food bill.
  • The FDA is now wanting to put graphic warnings on cigarette packs, like they do in the U.K.
  • An episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last year featured emergency tones in a sketch mocking the presidential alert system. The FCC has fined them $395,000 for doing so.
  • Because that's what they do these days, Miley Cyrus has already released a break-up song, called "Slide Away."
  • Swiss scientists claim they've developed a cure for cat allergies.

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