1. FACEBOOK ACQUISITION
Snaps up WhatsApp: Remember when you thought Facebook was too mainstream, too crowded for your taste and moved to Instagram? Then Facebook gobbled it up? So then you moved to messaging service WhatsApp? Well, Facebook’s gobbled that up, too, for an insane $19 billion in cash and stock. WhatsApp has about 450 million users, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll not aggressively boost its revenue until that number gets to the “billions.”
2. TRAVEL WARNING
Terrorism threat: Oh, great. At this rate, we may as well wear flip flops to the airport. Not too long after the underwear and toothpaste bomb alerts, feds now say we should still be on the lookout for shoe bombers. Though the new alert is a result of new intelligence, sources say, there’s no specific threat or known plot
3. UKRAINE PROTESTS
Second day of killings : A shaky truce crumbled in Kiev this morning after violence left dozens dead a day earlier. Police and protesters battled for another day in the center of the capital today. As bullets whizzed, several demonstrators tumbled to the ground. At least 20 people were killed today, doctors for the protesters said.
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