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Giant Bell Will Ring Every Time a Kid Finishes Chemo

October 12, 2017 |

A giant bell on a billboard in St. Louis will ring every time a child completes chemotherapy at a local hospital, per the AP . The 12-foot-tall metal bell went up Wednesday on a billboard over Interstate 44 that reads “Childhood wins another round against cancer.” Hospital staff will use a…
Newser

Robert McKay, who designed first Taco Bell and turned it into fast-food empire, dies at 86

October 7, 2017 |

Robert L. McKay, the former architect who designed the first Taco Bell restaurant and helped transform the brand into a fast-food powerhouse, has died of cancer in Santa Ana. He was 86.

It was 1964 when McKay, then a Sherman Oaks architect, was hired by Taco Bell founder Glen Bell to create a distinctive…


L.A. Times – Business

Cops: Taco Bell Workers Fatally Shot Armed Robber

September 8, 2017 |

Police say three employees of a Cleveland Taco Bell opened fire on two armed robbers, killing one. Police says two masked robbers entered the restaurant early Wednesday and ordered three workers to lie on the floor. Three other employees then pulled out handguns and opened fire, shooting one of the…
Newser

Bell Returned to University After 98 Years Is Blowing Minds

April 25, 2017 |

A nearly 500-pound bell has been returned to Colorado State University after being stolen a century ago. And it’s got quite the tale to tell. “The story of the bell really blew our minds,” the president of Associated Students of CSU tells the Denver Post . The university got the bell…
Newser

Federal authorities raid Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens

April 4, 2017 |

Federal authorities raided the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens on Tuesday morning and seized thousands of financial records as part of an ongoing investigation into possible money laundering, according to law enforcement sources.

Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs…


L.A. Times – Business

Taco Bell Just Making Tortillas Out of Fried Chicken Now

January 12, 2017 |

By 2020, all fast-food products will be fried-chicken-based. First KFC replaced buns with fried chicken . Then Burger King booted the potato in favor of Chicken Fries. And on Wednesday, Taco Bell announced its intention to replace the taco shell with, you guessed it, fried chicken. Kotaku reports Taco Bell started…
Newser

TMZ

Le’Veon Bell — Busts Freestyle Rap … On ‘TMZ Sports’ (VIDEO)

November 23, 2016 |

He’s gearing up for a Thanksgiving showdown with the Colts, but Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell found some time to join the guys on “TMZ Sports” and spit a quick verse.  Bell opened up about his rap career, his Cincinnati Bengals diss and working…

TMZ.com

TMZ

Drake Bell — Got His Clark Kent On for Jail Sentence (MUG SHOT)

September 7, 2016 |

When Drake Bell checked into jail to do his time for DUI, he must have been thinking — those inmates wouldn’t hit a guy with glasses, would they? We got the former “Drake & Josh” star’s mug shot … taken when he checked into L.A.…

TMZ.com

TMZ

Drake Bell — Early Freedom From Jail

September 5, 2016 |

Drake Bell was on his best behavior behind bars and got to walk out of L.A. County Jail early because of it … so say law enforcement officials.  Drake got locked up Friday for his second DUI conviction since 2009. The judge slapped him with a…

TMZ.com

Yum Brands, owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, plans to sell stake in Chinese business

September 3, 2016 |

Yum Brands says it will sell a stake in its China unit, which the parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut is spinning off later this year. 

The company said Friday that it struck deals to sell stakes to private equity firm Primavera Capital Group, and online and mobile financial services provider Ant…


L.A. Times – Business