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7-Eleven Raids Open New Front on Immigration

Immigration agents target dozens of 7-Eleven stores with employment audits

(Newser) - US immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency. The AP reports agents targeted about 100 stores nationwide, broadening an investigation that began with... More »

How Not to Use a 7-Eleven Microwave

Leave urine out of it

(Newser) - Pity the fool who had to clean up this mess: A microwave blew up inside a 7-Eleven in Beaverton, Ore., on Tuesday, spewing not the remains of pizza or nachos but … urine. Officials believe someone was headed to a drug test with a clean sample of urine bundled up... More »

After Corporate 'Soap Opera,' a $3.3B Deal for 7-Eleven, Sunoco

7-Eleven scooping up most of fuel supplier's convenience stores

(Newser) - Sunoco is selling most of its convenience stores, with their accompanying gas pumps, to Seven & i Holdings, the parent company of 7-Eleven, in a deal valued at $3.3 billion as it looks to focus more on its fuel supply business, per the New York Times . About 1,110... More »

'Stale' Doughnut Lands Guy in Jail

Daniel Schlagler refused to pay for it: cops

(Newser) - A 19-year-old faces charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property over a sweet treat. Daniel Schlagler's lawyer says his client was in line to pay for a doughnut at a 7-Eleven on Staten Island on Tuesday when he bit into it and discovered it was stale,... More »

Video: Bystanders Leave Man to Die in Chicago Street

Family of Marques Gaines suing 7-Eleven

(Newser) - Family members of a 32-year-old attacked by a man and then killed by a cab as he lay unconscious in the street outside a Chicago 7-Eleven on Feb. 7 returned to the scene of the crime Thursday. "The simple reason we're here is that a corporation that keeps... More »

7-Eleven Customer Kills Hatchet-Wielding Attacker

Suspect in Seattle incident shot dead

(Newser) - Authorities say a man with a hatchet who entered a Seattle-area 7-Eleven early Sunday attacked a store clerk and a customer without saying a single word—until the customer pulled out a pistol and shot the suspect dead, CNN reports. The masked hatchet-holder, believed to be in his 40s, came... More »

7-Eleven Clerk's Mistake Wins Man $380K

Man says ticket sold to him wasn't what he wanted, but he kept it anyway

(Newser) - A KTLA reporter said in a news segment yesterday that the biggest mistake she's ever made at a 7-Eleven is coming out with nachos and a Slurpie at 2:20am—but she then (somewhat jealously) noted that that error didn't net her almost $400,000. Her envious reference:... More »

7-Eleven Will Now Deliver Weird 'Date Night Pack'

Sadly, Slurpee technology hasn't caught up to delivery technology

(Newser) - 7-Eleven has announced it will begin delivery service in five US cities in an effort to "redefine convenience," as one executive puts it in L.A. Biz . So what does redefined convenience look like? The Chicago Tribune reports that for $20, 7-Eleven and new partner DoorDash will bring... More »

Feds: Seized 7-Elevens Ran 'Modern Plantation System'

Employed, exploited unauthorized immigrants, say officials

(Newser) - Homeland Security and the DOJ raided 14 7-Eleven stores in Virginia and New York today, charging nine owners and managers with employing unauthorized immigrants and identify theft. According to officials, the stores hired more than 50 unauthorized immigrants, supplied them with stolen identities—some taken from children and dead people—... More »

Video Shows Trayvon at Store

It's the first public image of him on night he died

(Newser) - Next up in the Florida prosecutors' evidence dump in the Trayvon Martin case: video, of Trayvon at the 7-Eleven, minutes before he was killed, reports the Guardian . The video shows Trayvon dressed in his hoodie and light-brown trousers, buying candy and a drink. He got into the altercation with George... More »

Bumbling 'Gumby' Bandit Surrenders

And police keep Jacob Kiss' suit

(Newser) - Jacob Kiss, otherwise known as the guy in the Gumby costume who epically failed in his quest to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven last week, is still not winning. Kiss, 19, turned himself in to police yesterday, accompanied by alleged accomplice Jason Giramma, also 19, who was pictured in the... More »

Bumbling 'Gumby' Tries to Rob 7-Eleven

And fails, hilariously

(Newser) - One for the Legendary Fail Department: A person dressed in a Gumby costume attempted to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven on Monday. Here are the problems the would-be criminal ran into: One, the clerk thought it was a joke. Even after Gumby said, "This is a robbery," the... More »

Spotted: Farmville Groceries at Your Local 7-Eleven

(Newser) - Who'd have expected a modest Facebook game about raising cattle and tending to crops to become such a sensation? Now 7-Eleven is cashing in on the craze, with convenience stores selling FarmVille-branded food items. If that's not scary enough, many of these items have codes redeemable for in-game goodies including... More »

Newest Beer Brand Is From ... 7-Eleven?

Chain will sell its own suds in low-cost bracket

(Newser) - After quaffing your Burger King mimosa , be sure to leave room for a 7-Eleven beer. The convenience store has begun selling its own brand, called Game Day. The chain is trying to take advantage of the rising demand for low-cost beer in the recession, writes Joshua M. Bernstein at Slashfood... More »

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