Safeway announced they will no longer sell “pink slime.” Seventy percent of all store bought ground beef contained “pink slime,” but since ABC News exposed its widespread use many grocery stores have told shoppers their meat counters are free of the mixture.
10:54 p.m. ET: 40 minutes until air! Tonight, we’ve got Trayvon Martin, a special Brian Ross investigation into Tommy Hilfiger’s garment factories, and Cynthia McFadden goes on the town with superstar editor Tina Brown. Tune in…
9:46 p.m. ET: Click here for a timeline of events in the Trayvon Martin case. Tonight’s latest developments include a vote of no confidence in beleaguered police chief Bill Lee… and around 1,000 protesters turn out for the Million Hoodie March through midtown Manhattan.
9:14 p.m. ET: What would you give up to stay logged on? According to a new report, people say sex, alcohol and showers.
5:34 p.m. ET: Who would have thought a children’s toy that over 50 years old would make such a splash in the GOP presidential race? Here’s what happened:
First a Romney aide made a huge gaffe: http://abcn.ws/GIlvyk
And then Rick Santorum’s campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart was dispatched to Toys R Us this morning to buy 20 Etch A Sketch toys and Newt Gingrich got in the mix:
By the way, Etch A Sketch maker Ohio Art released a statement saying they were thrilled about the recent publicity and are hoping for a boost in sales: http://abcn.ws/GE9lG5
5:04 p.m. ET: Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT in Chicago. Accuweather.com reports that Chicago’s high temperature yesterday and today was 85 degrees F — that’s hotter than the average high for the windy city on the Fourth of July.
4:33 p.m. ET: The Titanic, like its never been seen before. New technologies now reveal the most complete–and most intimate–images of the famous wreck. Photos and story will be in the April issue of “National Geographic.” Sneak peek HERE
3:05 p.m. ET: Newsweek steps back into the the 60′s in this weeks issue
2:24 p.m. ET: From the Department of potentially viral videos: ”B*itches in Bookshops”
1:19 p.m. ET: ABC News’ Matt Gutman tweets:
1:05 p.m. ET: MORE breaking news out of the NFL: The league announced New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be suspended for a year and the team lost two second-round picks over the bounty scandal, ESPN reports.
1:00 p.m. ET: New York Jets are completing a trade for polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow, ESPN confirmed. So, Tebowing in the concrete jungle? A new wave of Timsanity on the rise? We could keep going…
11:52 a.m. ET: A single petition calling for Trayvon Martin’s killer’s arrest is now the fastest growing petition in Internet history, according to Change.org.
8:45 a.m. ET: Happy birthday, Twitter. It’s hard to believe you turn 6 years old today.
7:40 a.m. ET: ABC’s Michael Falcone reports: Coming off their big delegate haul in Puerto Rico, Romney leaves Illinois not only with another ”W” in the win column, but with another large chunk of delegates. According to ABC News’ estimate, Romney netted 41 delegates in Illinois compared to 10 for Rick Santorum, and there are a few more delegates yet to be allocated.
So does this mean his nomination at the GOP convention is inevitable? Hmm…
6:39 a.m. ET: Overnight, ABC News’ Jim Avila learned that Safeway, America’s second largest supermarket chain, has announced it will no longer sell what the meat industry calls “lean finely textured beef” and the public has come to call “pink slime.”