Activision buys Candy Crush maker King for $5.9 billion

Activision Blizzard announced today it will acquire King Digital Entertainment, the company behind mobile hits Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga, in a $5.9 billion deal. The acquisition of King will make Activision Blizzard “one of the largest global entertainment networks with over half a billion combined monthly active users in 196 countries,” according to a release. The acquisition is subject to approval by King’s shareholders and the Irish

Customer in Washington State sues Chipotle amid E. coli outbreak

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington state on Monday, cites at least 22 confirmed cases of E. coli in Washington and Oregon linked to the Chipotle outbreak and said the number is expected to rise. The outbreak is Chipotle’s third food-safety incident this year. The customer, Charmaine Denise Mode, of Kelso, Washington, ate a burrito bowl at the Vancouver Chipotle on or about Oct. 21, and is seeking

Ohio voters to decide on legalizing recreational marijuana use

Ohio voters will decide on Tuesday whether to become the first U.S. Midwestern state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, although a rival ballot measure could kill the law before it takes effect. Issue 3 would add an amendment to the state constitution that legalizes both the personal and medical use of marijuana for those over 21 years old. If it passes, Ohio would become the fifth and most

Accuser of NHL's Kane no longer wants to cooperate in rape probe

(Reuters) – A woman who accused Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of rape has told prosecutors that she no longer wants to cooperate in the investigation, five sources with knowledge of the case told The Buffalo News. The investigation has created a great deal of stress for her and her family, and she no longer wants to participate in the case against the National Hockey League All-Star, she told authorities,