5 things to know today: Starbucks lawsuit seeks $5 million for too much ice

ORG XMIT: NYBZ121 FILE - In this July 20, 2009 file photo, a Starbucks customer drinks a beverage outside Starbucks, in Beverly, Mass. Starbucks Corp. is expected to release a quarterly earnings report at the close of the market Wednesday, April 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)

In this July 20, 2009 file photo, a Starbucks customer drinks a beverage outside Starbucks, in Beverly, Mass. Starbucks Corp. is expected to release a quarterly earnings report at the close of the market Wednesday, April 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)

Here’s what you need to know to start off your week informed:

1. Too much ice could cost Starbucks.

What’s a little extra ice cost? If one Illinois woman is successful in her lawsuit against coffee giant Starbucks, about $5 million, Time reports. Stacy Pincus has brought a lawsuit against the chain claiming it purposefully underfills cold beverages and deceives customers about the amount of ice and liquid they’re receiving.

2. Retired firefighter brings complaints against city council members in code compliance war.

When his efforts to bring Austin City Council’s attention to major failings in code enforcement weren’t enough, retired firefighter Dale Flatt decided to try something new. As the American-Statesman’s Andra Lim reports, Flatt has filed code complaints against council members and their noncompliant property to try to get his “foot in the door so I can go talk.”

3. Australian claims to be Bitcoin creator.

Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright revealed to BBC that he has access to blocks of bitcoins thought to be created by the founder of the digital currency, who has gone by the name Satoshi Nakamoto, as proof that he is its creator. Reuters reports that not everyone is convinced. The Economist, which was denied further proof of Wright’s claims, says it”may never be possible to establish beyond reasonable doubt who really created bitcoin.”

4. Malia Obama to attend Harvard after taking gap year.

She’s made her decision, but Harvard is going to have to wait. President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia, who was 10 years old when the family first moved into the White House, announced plans to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking a gap year, Slate reports.

5. Showers possible throughout the day.

Austin is kicking off the month of May in unseasonable fashion. According to the American-Statesman’s Robert Villalpando’s forecast, scattered showers are possible throughout Monday and will be accompanied by below-average temperatures, with an evening low of 53 degrees.

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