Burger King Worldwide Inc. said Sunday that it is in talks to buy Tim Hortons Inc., the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain, in a potential deal that would create one of the world’s biggest fast-food chains.
If completed, the deal would mean the burger giant’s corporate headquarters would move to Canada. Burger King would create a new corporate parent that would house both chains, which would be operated independently. Together, the companies would have a market value of more than $18 billion.
PHOENIX — Sony Corp. said Sunday its PlayStation Network was taken down by a denial of service-style attack, and the FBI was investigating the diversion of a flight carrying a top Sony executive amid a claim that explosives were on board.
The company said in a posting on its PlayStation blog that no personal information of the network was accessed in the attack, which overwhelmed the system with heavy traffic.
A plane carrying John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment, was diverted Sunday, Mr. Smedley said on Twitter. USA Today reported the Dallas/Fort Worth flight to San Diego landed safely in Phoenix. A group called Lizard Squad told American Airlines that explosives were on the flight and took credit for the network attack, USA Today said.
Day care worker charged
NEW YORK — A New York City woman licensed as a day care provider said she was “wrestling” with a child before he died, officials said.
Athena Skeeter, 40, was charged Sunday with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in the death Friday of 20-month-old Cardell Williamson in her Bronx home.
According to the criminal complaint, Ms. Skeeter said she “was wrestling with Cardell” before his death. “I lifted him by one arm and one leg and threw him to the floor,” the complaint said. “I stepped on his stomach three times. I didn’t use full force.”
Rap mogul shot at club
LOS ANGELES — Rap mogul and Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was injured in a shooting early Sunday in a nightclub but was expected to survive, authorities said.
— Compiled from news services