Nom Nom Nom
July 12, 2014

Childhood taste buds, rejoice: The Chocodile is back!

Hostess Brands announced the return of its chocolate-covered Twinkie, which will go on sale nationwide this week. The company came back swinging after declaring bankruptcy; last year, Hostess re-released its iconic Twinkies, and this summer it adds another 1990s favorite, explains the Los Angeles Times.

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"We see basic consumer trends for Twinkies and we see trends of everything being dipped or wrapped in chocolate, and we thought that by putting the two together we would get a wonderful, fun snack," William Toler, president and CEO of Hostess, said. "It was always part of our desire, as a part of rebuilding Hostess, to bring out the wonderful icons that we have."

Dubbed the "Summer of Twinkies Fun," fans can get ahold of the new bite-sized versions for $3.99 per nine-Chocodile pack. Sarah Eberspacher

This just in
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On Monday evening, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced during a news conference that a citywide curfew of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. will start on Tuesday, and will be extended as necessary after one week.

The mayor said that once the curfew goes into effect, everyone has to be off the streets unless it's a "medical emergency or you're going to work," and reminded people that there is a juvenile curfew of 9 p.m. that will be strictly enforced. Rawlings-Blake then turned her attention to the rioters, saying there is a "very clear difference" between the peaceful protesters "who wish to seek justice, those who seek to be heard and want answers," and the "thugs who only want to incite violence and destroy our city." Rawlings-Blake, a lifelong resident of Baltimore, added that "too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs who in a very senseless way are trying to tear down what so many have fought for, tearing down businesses, tearing down and destroying property, things that we know will impact our community for years."

A police official also stated during the news conference that 15 police officers were injured by flying debris thrown by rioters, and two are still hospitalized. He said that over the next few days, officials will look over video footage to identify the perpetrators. Catherine Garcia

happening now
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed an executive order Monday evening declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard, after looters and police clashed in the streets of Baltimore.

At least 15 police officers were injured Monday afternoon, including two who remained hospitalized Monday night. Cars have been destroyed, bricks have been thrown through windows, and after being looted, a CVS store was set on fire around 6:15 p.m. Once firefighters arrived on the scene, rioters poked holes in the water hose being used to fight the blaze. Baltimore police Capt. Eric Kowalczyk told WBAL-TV he understands that "the images people are seeing on TV are very disturbing. Our highest priority, our first focus right now is to protect the lives of our officers that are out on the street and the people that live and work in those areas." Catherine Garcia

best teacher ever
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On Monday morning, a teacher in Lacey, Washington subdued a student shooter before anyone was injured, police said.

North Thurston High School government teacher Brady Olson tackled the 16-year-old suspected shooter after he fired a shot into the gym floor, then ran downstairs and fired into the cafeteria ceiling, police said. "I think it's heroic," Lacey Police Commander Chris Ward told NBC affiliate KING 5. "People rise to the occasion when they need to do something. I think, in this case, it probably prevented worse things from happening."

In a statement, Olson said that along with five other teachers, he ran toward the sound of the gunshot. "No one, including myself, can prepare for a situation like this, so I'm very thankful that we're all okay," he said. "As always, students come first, and today was no different." Classes were canceled for the day, and a spokesman for the school said police were interviewing the shooter. Catherine Garcia

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Monday night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed due to rioting in the streets of Baltimore.

The Orioles made the announcement on Twitter after the team consulted with Baltimore City Police, the Chicago Tribune reports. Both teams were keeping tabs on news reports throughout the day, but two hours before the game was to start, Sox manager Robin Ventura said they had yet to discuss canceling the game. "Anytime it becomes a violent protest, everybody's on high alert and you're trying to do what's best for the game and the players," Ventura told the Tribune. Police began to gather outside of Camden Yards about four hours before the start of the game, but there were no signs of violence in the area. Catherine Garcia

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Tech giant Apple on Monday reported $58 billion in revenue and a $13.6 billion profit for the second quarter of the year, easily beating Wall Street's projections. The staggering three-month profit was a 33 percent increase from the same quarter one year ago, when Apple netted $10.2 billion. Surging iPhone sales contributed to much of the growth. Apple sold 61.2 million smartphones for the quarter, far more than the 43.7 million iPhones it sold during the same period last year. Jon Terbush

Developing story
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Fighting broke out Monday between protesters and police in Baltimore just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, the unarmed black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody.

At least seven officers sustained injuries while scuffling with protesters, and one was left unresponsive, police said in a press conference. Footage from the demonstrations showed groups of young protesters throwing rocks, bricks, and other objects at lines of officers in riot gear.

Police responded with tear gas and other non-lethal tools and said they would continue to crack down on violent demonstrations. Jon Terbush

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords
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As much as we'd like to think we are all special snowflakes who do our jobs with a certain flair that makes us irreplaceable, the unfortunate truth is that cold, hard machinery could replace many of us humans — and it would probably save employers a ton of money.

A new report co-written by Oxford University academics and Nesta, a London-based nonprofit research group, found that less than a quarter (21 percent) of all 702 categorized occupations in the U.S. were deemed creative enough to likely evade an impending robot takeover. Here are the top five jobs with the least likelihood that they will become automated in the near future, via The Wall Street Journal:

1. Translators and interpreters (5.8 percent)
2. Performing artists (7 percent)
3. Radio broadcasters (7.7 percent)
4. Film and TV producers (8 percent)
5. R&D on natural sciences (10.9 percent)

While artsy occupations bring a human charm that will be tough for robots to replicate, many employees in agriculture and manufacturing are in grave danger of being made redundant by machines. If you're in one of the fields below, you may want to check over your shoulder to make sure a robot isn't coming to snatch up your job:

1. Peat extractors (100 percent)
2 .Motion picture projectionists (97 percent)
3. Copper producers (70.7 percent)
4. Mailing list publishers (69 percent)
5. Bartenders (67.5 percent)

Perhaps the most troubling thing about the list above is the inclusion of bartenders, who, according to the study, could easily be replaced by robots in the near future. If that's the case, do you think robots do buybacks? Samantha Rollins

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