White House Garden Grows in Winter; Pepsi Benched for Super Bowl


• The White House vegetable garden was planted with spinach, lettuce, carrots, mustard greens, chard, and cabbage for the winter. [AP via Google]

• Pepsi, last year’s biggest buyer, will not advertise on Super Bowl XLIV. Coca-Cola is stoked. [WSJ]

• Say good night to Duvet: A Manhattan judge ordered the troubled club closed following allegations of a rape there. [NYP]

• The man accused of stabbing another man during an argument at Halal Chicken and Gyro in midtown was cleared of all charges. [NYP]

• Federal tap-water regulations are so outdated that millions of Americans have consumed water “that did not meet at least one commonly used government health guideline intended to help protect people from cancer or serious disease.” [NYT]