THE MORNING LOOP: 08.15.11
1 year ago
Sherri Shepherd gets married x Yahoo & Bing beat Google in search x The Game denies tweeting sheriff's office phone number
The Game denies ever sending a tweet that caused a Compton sheriff's office emergency phone line to jam. The message encouraged his 580,000 followers to telephone if they wanted an internship. The rapper is now facing charges but he says his friend was the one who sent the message while he was busy with the a photo shoot.
President Obama's approval ratings have dipped below 40% in the Gallup daily tracking poll. Only 39% of respondents approve of Obama's job performance and another 54% disapprove of Obama's performance.
Online marketing firm Experian Hitwise has published a report suggesting Yahoo and Bing are more successful in search than Google. More than 80 percent of searches conducted on both Yahoo and Bing in July were successful, compared to only 68 percent of Google searches. Will this change your search habits?
Historian David Starkey told BBC's Newsnight ''the whites have become black'' in a discussion on the England riots. He also said the ''destructive, nihilistic gangster culture'' 'has become the fashion.
“The View’s” Sherri Shepherd married television writer Lamar Sally in Chicago Saturday. She reportedly had eight bridesmaids, including “The View’s” Elisabeth Hasselback, Niecy Nash and Yvette Nicole Brown of TV’s “Community.”
Al-Shabaab, an Islamist terrorist organization, is preventing aid groups in Somalia from helping nearly 3 million people who are suffering the worst drought in decades. We're witnessing a catastrophe unfold, and it's only going to get worse," says Margaret Aguirre, director of global communications for International Medical Corps.
PICTURE OF THE DAY
More than 500 protestors marched through Jackson, Miss. Sunday to the motel where James C. Anderson was beaten and run over. Prosecutors say a group of white teenagers used racial slurs while they attacked the African American auto plant employee. (Photo courtesy: AP)
1. Time Warner Cable: The second largest cable operator in the U.S. is nearing a deal to buy Insight Communications Inc. for about $3 billion including debt.
2. Bay Area Rapid Transit: "Anonymous" hackers launched attacks against San Francisco's mass transit system Sunday by posting the contact information for more than 2,000 subscribers in response to the recent deaths of two men in confrontations with the agencies.
3. Jay-Z: Beyonce and Swizz Beatz visited Jay-Z's "Watch The Throne" pop-up store Saturday to promote the new album.
4. President Obama: Obama’s bus tour starts today and will take him to Minnesota and through Iowa and Illinois.
5. Osi Umenyiora: New York Giants' Osi Umenyiora has returned with no new contract.