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    SIPPING IN SOUTHLANDS: New entertainment district could allow legal public drinking during special events at the shopping center

    Jeff Nemec, general manager of Southlands, said the specific public drinking areas will improve security and discretion during the shopping center's annual summer concert series, entitled "Sounds of Southlands."

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    Thomas Keller shows off his sleek new French Laundry remodel

    "For weeks, I would wake up in the middle of the night and think, 'Oh my God, I ruined the French Laundry,'" said Keller, who holds three coveted Michelin stars for the restaurant, and another three for its New York counterpart Per Se. The distinctions make Keller the only American chef, past or present, with two sets of three-star Michelin ratings.

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    Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

    "We know that this is unacceptable to the advertisers and agencies who put their trust in us," Philipp Schindler, Google's chief business officer, wrote in a Tuesday blog post.

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    Missed, not missing: Simmons’ withdrawal sparks fascination

    "He didn't need this intrusion to validate his contribution to people," Catalano said in an interview Tuesday. "He knows the reception (the podcast) is having. He knows how people are responding to it. But it's also hurtful. It's humiliating, you know? It's damaging. It just is ...

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    Butterbeer ice cream hitting shelves for Harry Potter fans

    Yuengling's Ice Cream notes that J.K. Rowling once described butterbeer as tasting "a little bit like less sickly butterscotch." With that in mind, Yuengling's says the new butterbeer variety combines buttercream and butterscotch ice cream. Yuengling's says "the result is magical decadence that will transport you to another place and time."

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    Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

    "The younger generation is less optimistic," said Dr. Zia Agha, chief medical officer at West Health, a nonprofit focused on aging issues whose related research institute released the poll Wednesday with the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago. "Perhaps as they age they will build resilience and they build the capacity that will help them cope better."

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    New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

    "If the authors are correct, this really turns our longstanding understanding of dinosaur evolution upside down!" Kristi Curry Rogers, a paleontologist at Macalaster College in Minnesota who wasn't part of the study, wrote in an email.

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    Todd Fisher says mom Debbie Reynolds set him up for death

    The 84-year-old Reynolds suffered a stroke and died one day after her 60-year-old daughter died following a heart attack. Todd Fisher tells Entertainment Tonight that his mother told him she wanted "to go be with Carrie" before she died.

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    Retirement dreams fizzle for some with ‘Obamacare’ repeal

    "My job is very stressful. And my grandson is going to be 8. It would be sweet to spend more time with him," said the 61-year-old from Wood River, Illinois, near St. Louis.