Roundup: Popeyes’ draft promotion / Record-breaking Baton Rouge runner / Reining in YouTube

    First pick: A New Orleans Popeyes is selling a box of chicken that is 6 feet, 10 inches long to celebrate the Pelican’s likely No. 1 NBA draft pick, 18-year-old Zion Williamson, Business Insider reports. The Popeyes box will contain 77 boneless wings, 11 biscuits, and 11 servings of fries and will cost $74.69 while supplies last. The box, the length of Williamson’s wingspan will only be offered at the Canal Street location, and only on Thursday. Read the full story.

    Going for gold: 103-year-old Baton Rouge native Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins set a new record for the Senior Games in the 50-meter sprint in the Women’s 100 plus division at the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque. On Tuesday, Hawkins finished the 100-meter dash in a little more than 46 seconds, and while she didn’t break a record in the 100-meter sprint, she came in first place in her division and set a record as the oldest American woman to race in a track event. Read the full story.    

    Kids-tube:YouTube is considering far-reaching changes to its platform in the wake of a string of incidents that put the video-streaming powerhouse on the defensive, The Wall Street Journal reports. Executives at the Google unit are debating moving all children’s content into a separate product, the stand-alone YouTube Kids app, to better protect young viewers from objectionable videos. Read the full story.

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