Chains Warm to Foursquare; Bin Laden’s Chef Sentenced

• Chain restaurants are increasingly using Foursquare to connect with customers, offering users of the service special perks and deals. [NRN]

• Ancient bones recently found in Ethiopia have marks indicating butchering, which suggests prehumans were eating meat about a million years earlier than previously thought. [Reuters]

• A Guantanamo Bay court sentenced Osama bin Laden’s former chef to fourteen years in jail yesterday. [NYP]

• A feminist advocacy group is trying hard to prevent a Hooters from moving into Cardiff, Wales, saying it will “contribute to sexual harassment of women in the city.” [Broadsheet/Salon]

• A young California couple is leading a quest to bring back heirloom seeds. [NYT]

• Buffalo police found a living cat marinating in olive oil and peppers in the trunk of a man’s car. [NYDN]

• Tribeca’s Pier 25 is seeking snack vendors. [Curbed]