PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Jean Nidetch, a New York housewife who tackled her own obesity, then shared her guiding principles with others in meetings that became known as Weight Watchers, the most widely known company of its kind, died Wednesday. She was 91.
The Pennsylvania State Police is sending 300 troopers and other personnel to help authorities in Baltimore as they try to maintain peace and prevent a repeat of looting and arson that erupted earlier this week.
Instagram, which has quickly become a favorite social media platform for stars, on Wednesday launched a channel dedicated to music. The account @Music -- a first-of-a-kind dedicated content channel run by Instagram -- will each week highlight an up-and-coming artist or offer a behind-the-scenes look at a more established musician. The new account will be "dedicated to exploring music around the globe, from those who create it to the community around it," Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom wrote in a blog post. Fellow social media giant Twitter has meanwhile struggled to find a strategy for music that brings in revenue.