Apple working to create original content, TV series and movies.

Earlier this month, The Wall St. Journal reported how Apple is working to bring in veteran producers to help create original content, including TV series and movies for an expanded Apple Music service. Now, Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine has offered additional insight about Apple’s plans in this space, as well as how it hopes to differentiate…

via Jimmy Iovine confirms Apple Music’s plans to offer original video content — TechCrunch

Jackson Wayne leather goods decidedly vintage

Well howdy, partner! How’s your Django app deployment going? Jackson Wayne makes leather goods with a decidedly old-timey, pre-WWII/post-Pony Express bent. Founded by a former lawyer, Andrew Lynch, the style is based on “old pictures of lawyers and their briefcases” that Lynch found while running is law practice. Lynch’s inspiration came from a leathery past.… via Jackson Wayne makes a messenger bag for time travelers to the Old West — TechCrunch

Brea Man Sentenced to 10 Years in $3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme


Brea Man Who Operated Physical Therapy Clinics Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Federal Prison in $3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

More from the U.S. Attorney; Central District of California:

“Medicare provides legitimate health care services for millions of older Americans,” said Christian J. Schrank, HHS OIG Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG).

“Fraudulently billing the program for therapies never provided will cost Mr. Hong years in prison. As this sentencing shows, not just providers, but business owners who are partners in these schemes, will pay a price. Together with our law enforcement partners, we will pursue all those involved in stealing from the Medicare trust fund.”

Win a Valentines date with Idris Elba

Ever fantasized about chatting up Idris Elba about Baltimore politics or the best way to guard a bridge in outer space? Well, your dreams could become a reality. The British star is offering up a date with him on Valentine’s Day for a good cause—swoon!

via Here’s How You Can Win a Date With Idris Elba — TIME

Carrie Fisher, Celebrated Star Wars Actor, Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away…

via Carrie Fisher, Celebrated Star Wars Actor, Dies at 60 — TIME

Christmas Blizzard Hits Parts of U.S. as Forecasters Warn People Not to Travel

(CHICAGO) — It’ll be a white — but slick and messy — Christmas for the northern Plains and some Western states. Most of the Dakotas and southwest Minnesota was turning into an “icy, slippery mess” due to freezing rain Sunday morning that was expected change into snow later in the day when temperatures fell, according…

via Christmas Blizzard Hits Parts of U.S. as Forecasters Warn People Not to Travel — TIME