Ubuntu and Google Chrome

The last few days, I’ve been repeatedly getting the following when I do an apt-get update on my Ubuntu Desktop (14.04, if that matters).

W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release  Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
 
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Some light reading and specifically this post on OMGUbuntu, coupled with some instructions in the comments section, led me to the following solution which works for now.
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Experience the following?:

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Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/multiverse Translation-en    
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/restricted Translation-en    
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/universe Translation-en      
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US                 
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en_US           
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_US           
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US             
W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en  Hash Sum mismatch
 
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

The cause is likely a corrupt package file previously downloaded. You can fix it by doing the following:

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update