Ben & Jerry’s apologizes for Jeremy Lin fortune cookie frozen yogurt

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Ben & Jerry’s apologizes for Jeremy Lin fortune cookie frozen yogurt

Ben and Jerry’s is apologizing after a sweet attempt to honor Knicks star Jeremy Lin left a bad taste in some customers’ mouths. The limited-edition flavor, “Taste the Lin-Sanity,” featured crumbled fortune cookies along with honey swirls and a frozen yogurt vanilla base.  Read More: Daily News

Seven US troops wounded in grenade attack as Afghan president calls for calm

A protester was killed and seven US soldiers were wounded Sunday in a grenade attack on their base in a sixth day of anti-American protests, police said, as President Hamid Karzai called for calm.  Read More: NY Post

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issues threat one day before start of South Korea-U.S. military drills 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to launch a powerful retaliatory strike against South Korea if provoked, state media said Sunday, a day before the start of annual South Korean-U.S. military drills that Pyongyang calls an invasion rehearsal.  Read More: Daily News

A show $topper at WTC: Theater plan at risk

Plans for a performing-arts center at the World Trade Center are becoming more and more remote because of a lack of funding — threatening yet another downsizing of ambitious plans at Ground Zero. The Frank Gehry-designed, 1,000-seat theater — whose estimated price tag is $450 million — was part of the original master plan for redevelopment.  Read More: NY Post 

Nelson Mendela out of hospital

Former President Nelson Mandela was released from the hospital Sunday after an overnight stay for minor diagnostic surgery to determine the cause of an abdominal complaint, a spokesman for the country’s current leader said.  Read More: Daily News

Disabled Bronx man and his elderly, caregiver father found dead in apartment 

A mentally-disabled Bronx man died of neglect inside his apartment as the elderly father who cared for him lay dead in another room, police sources said Sunday. Joseph Valerio Jr.’s sister knocked down his apartment door about 9:30 p.m. Saturday after not hearing from him or their 85-year-old father for a couple weeks, sources said.   Read More: Daily News

NYC man dies after being struck by train saving ‘drunk’

A selfless New York City hero struck by a train while saving a drunk filmmaker who stumbled onto the tracks in January died of his injuries. Steven Santiago, 39, died Saturday at Staten Island University Hospital after initially surviving a massive head injury he suffered while saving Jonathan Parisen, 40, from certain death Jan. 8.  Read More: Fox News