- Nadya Suleman, who is best known as ‘Octomom’ was on the brink of being homeless until she decided to dabble in porn. Now TMZ is reporting that the 37-year-old mother of 14 has bought a new home.
- Sites like the Pirate Bay and uTorrent haven't enticed hundreds of millions of people to download endless amounts of free media content without making a few enemies. Those BitTorrent giants - and others like them - have built their businesses by outwitting the seemingly hapless MPAA and RIAA. The increased acceptance of illegally downloading media has affected the bottom line of the movie and music industry over the past decade, and that isn't good news for torrent fans.
- Erica DePalo, the former "Teacher of the Year" in New Jersey accused of having sex with a 15-year-old honors student, has pleaded not guilty to sex assault charges during her arraignment Wednesday.
- The Spanish star is expected to call it quits at a home event.
- Digital Domain Media, the company that created the Tupac Shakur hologram from the 2012 Coachella festival, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- Market bulls charged on Wednesday -- running U.S. stock futures, European stocks, the euro, oil and gold higher -- in the wake of a German court ruling that backs the country's participation in the euro zone's new bailout fund created to prevent the weakest euro economies from going bust. However, some economists warn that it's too early to sound the all-clear on the fate of the single currency bloc.
Pre-Market Movers (Alcatel, Nokia, Sohu.com, Facebook, Barclays, Cognizant, Morgan Stanley, Apple, Banco Santander)Alcatel Lucent SA, Nokia Corp, Sohu.com, Facebook, Barclays, Banco Santander, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Morgan Stanley and Apple Inc. are among the companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trading Wednesday.
- Germany's Constitutional Court Wednesday gave its approval for the implementation of the bailout fund in the euro zone while outlining certain conditions, including Germany's total exposure to the funds.
- The U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Wednesday as investor confidence was underpinned by expectation that the Federal Reserve will announce stimulus measures this week to invigorate the economy and boost growth.
- Most European markets rose Wednesday with investors awaiting Germany's Constitutional Court to approve the euro zone's new bailout fund to help reduce the debt stress faced by the countries in the region.
- Asian shares edged higher Wednesday as investors remained cautiously optimistic that a German court would approve the legality of the euro zone's bailout fund later in the day and the U.S. Federal Reserve may deliver further stimulus measures this week.
- A California jury awarded Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander case against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis.
Los Angeles Lakers News: Mark Cuban Skeptical about L.A. Title Hopes, Sour Grapes Over Not Landing Dwight Howard?Mark Cuban has made news by saying he’s not convinced the Los Angeles Lakers will be a title contender. Does the Mavericks owner harbor resentment over not landing Dwight Howard?
- Saudi Arabia regularly executes convicted criminals by beheading. Its use of the death penalty has been criticized due to a lack of transparency and due process in its criminal justice system
- The arrest of freelance cartoonist and free-speech activist Aseem Trivedi on charges that his cartoons were derogatory to the Indian constitution has sparked widespread furor in India.
- The most important court decision of 2012 will take place Wednesday in Germany, when the red-robed justices of the German Constitutional Court hand down a decision for which it is no hyperbole to say it could change the course of history. The Court is expected to rule over whether Germany is barred from contributing to the European Stability Mechanism, Europe's all-purpose bailout fund of which the German state is the major planned benefactor.
- Asian stock markets declined Tuesday as investors opted for caution ahead of key events including German court ruling on ESM constitutionality and the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting later this week.
- Andy Murray finally ends his country's 76 year long wait for a major Tennis title as he won over Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open final, Monday. He is the first Briton to win a grand slam singles title in the modern era. The last British who won a grand Slam was Fred Perry in 1936. He had won U.S. Championships the predecessor of US open then.