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Ultra Music Festival 2011 Has Been Announced

Ultra Music Festival 2011 Has Been Announced - March in Miami traditionally means electronic music in Miami, and 2011 will be no different. Both the Winter Music Conference and its accompanying weekend extravaganza, the Ultra Music Festival, have announced their 2011 details, but unlike in year’s past, the two events won’t take place during the same week. Surprisingly, the South by Southwest-styled WMC will launch two weeks earlier than usual, as this year’s event will run March 8-12. Ultra, on the other hand, will remain as its usual end-of-March time frame but will be expanded to three days, with this year’s dates set for March 25-27. Lineups for both events are still forthcoming, but already Crystal Castles have independently confirmed their appearance at Ultra. Stay tuned to our Festival Outlook for more updates.

Ultra Music Festival 2011 Has Been Announced

Eva Longoria Denies Divorce Rumors

Eva Longoria Denies Divorce Rumors - We were hoping those rumors of the last few days weren't true, especially on a day when love is in the air. (Prince William actually gave Kate Middleton his mother's blue sapphire engagement ring.)

But TMZ is reporting that San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker has filed for divorce from "Desperate Housewives" hottie Eva Longoria.

TMZ says that Tony filed for divorce Monday in Texas. The two have been married since July of 2007.

However, Celebuzz reports that Tony's reps are claiming that all this divorce talk is "100 percent false."

If it's true, we wonder: Is she going to have that tattoo of his jersey number, "Nine," removed from the back of her neck?

Eva Longoria Denies Divorce Rumors

Evacuation At Ohio State Due To Bomb Threat

Evacuation At Ohio State Due To Bomb Threat - The Ohio State University campus was thrown into emergency mode on Tuesday, when a bomb threat e-mailed to the FBI forced the school to evacuate four buildings.

FBI headquarters received the threat on Tuesday morning, according to The Associated Press, stating that explosives had been placed in four buildings on the university's campus.

Campus security was notified by 8:19 a.m., and the university released its "Buckeye Alert" by 8:41 a.m., cautioning students and faculty to stay clear of the buildings identified in the threat: the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, the McPherson Chemical Lab, Smith Laboratory and Scott Laboratory.

Classes in the lab buildings were canceled, and campus security advised everyone to stay clear of the locations until at least 5 p.m.

Three streets around the campus were also closed off.

School officials said the search, which utilized bomb-sniffing dogs, has not yet recovered anything.


Jack In The Box Is Handing Out Free Tacos

Jack In The Box Is Handing Out Free Tacos - November 16 is generally an uneventful day. Unceremoniously sandwiched between Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving, the date's most noted milestone occurred in 1907 when Oklahoma became the nation's 46th state. Well, Jack in the Box(R) restaurants aims to change the date's obscurity and make November 16 the most memorable day of 2010 by giving away TWO free tacos that day to every guest who wants them. The give-away is from 2:00 p.m. until Midnight and no purchase is necessary. Unfortunately, there is a limit of two free tacos per guest.

"Our tacos have long been our best selling menu item," said Tammy Bailey, division vice president of menu marketing and promotions for Jack in the Box Inc. "In recent months we've made some improvements to our tacos, and now they're even better than before! We're celebrating the renaissance of our tacos with a give-away on November 16. We want everyone to experience firs…

US Citizenship Test Not So Easy To Pass

US Citizenship Test Not So Easy To Pass - All the bickering this year about immigration and right-wing rhetoric about sealing the borders got me wondering: if we all had to take the US citizenship test today, how many of us would pass?

Turns out there are are some curveballs on this thing. Below are some of the questions I suspect might stump more than a few of us. (And no, I didn’t include the one about the First Amendment that tripped up Christine O’Donnell.)

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

How many U.S. Senators are there?

We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. …

No Consensus At G20 Summit

No Consensus At G20 Summit - Leaders from the Group of 20 have failed to reach an accord on settling their disagreements over exchange rates and global trade imbalances.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who attended the two-day summit and had been hoping for progress in those areas, acknowledged at the end of the meetings on Friday that he and his fellow leaders had fallen short.

But he said the major industrialized and developing nations who form the G20 have recognized that these are "tough" issues that cannot be ignored.

"I think it's fair to say we did not resolve those issues here," Harper told reporters at a news conference.

But he said the G20 has set up a process for continued talks with a "timeline" to make progress.

"These are not going to be easy issues to resolve. But I think we've got everyone talking the same language, everyone understanding longer term what has to be done. For some countries the adjustment here will not be easy. …