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  1. ON THE LOOSE Southern California Reeling Christopher Jordan Dorner. (LAPD, via Getty)

    1. Southern California Reeling

    After a massive manhunt through Big Bear Lake in Southern California, the former ex-LAPD officer accused of killing three is still at large.Christopher J. Dorner, 33, allegedly went on a revenge rampage after posting a crazed facebook message. Police were optimistic they had tracked him down after discovering his burned truck 80 miles east of L.A., but an expanded search from the Mexico border to Nevada led to nothing. Residents of Southern California are on edge as the search continues.

    February 8, 2013 2:15 PM

  2. HEADING HOME Malala Leaves the Hospital Getty Images

    2. Malala Leaves the Hospital

    Malala Yousafzai was discharged from the hospital Friday after receiving a cochlear implant and skull reconstruction surgery. After being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman back in October, the Pakistani teenager was airlifted to Britain, where she received medical treatment as well as protection from the Taliban. Yousafzai will remain in the U.K. for the time being, as her father is now working for the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham.

    February 8, 2013 11:10 AM

  3. HEADS UP Condoleezza Rice Hits Golf Spectator Scott Halleran / Getty Images

    3. Condoleezza Rice Hits Golf Spectator

    Apparently being secretary of State left little time for practice at the driving range. Condoleezza Rice played a memorable round of golf at Pebble Beach on Thursday, hitting a spectator in the head with an errant shot during the pro-am portion of the tournament. The golf ball struck a woman in the forehead, drawing blood. Rice quickly apologized, and her assistant took down the injured woman’s phone number. “Somebody asked me, ‘How did it compare to diplomacy?’” Rice said after her round of 18. “And I said, ‘Well, I know how to do diplomacy. I’m not so sure about the golf course.’”

    February 8, 2013 11:23 AM

  4. SNOWED IN Long Island Reports Power Outages Darren McCollester / Getty Images

    4. Nemo Causes Power Outages

    Nemo’s not looking so cute anymore. Power outages were reported Friday in parts of Long Island, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Multiple vehicular accidents were also reported on the northbound I-95 in Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick declared states of emergency Friday and also issued a ban on cars on the roads beginning at 4 p.m. The storm could bring more than two feet of snow and has brought wind speeds of up to 75 miles per hour in areas near Boston.

    February 8, 2013 5:30 PM

  5. Justice Amish Beard-Cutter Sentenced William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

    5. Amish Beard-Cutter Sentenced

    All weird things must come to an end. The leader of the Amish sect thrust into the national spotlight for committing vicious beard-cutting crimes was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for his role in “coordinating” the assaults. Samuel Mullet Sr., 67, was a major player in the five attacks, spanning several Amish communities, where he and his followers broke into homes, restrained their victims, and violently shaved their beards—sometimes using tools big enough to trim horse manes. All of the followers involved in Mullet's case received lesser sentences, ranging from one year to seven.

    February 8, 2013 5:42 PM

  6. Last Man Standing

    6. Macmillan Settles Over E-Books Price Fixing

    And then there was one. Macmillan, the last of the Big Five publishing houses charged in an antitrust case over e-books price fixing with computer giant Apple, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. But the company still insists on its innocence. "I had an old fashioned belief that you should not settle if you have done no wrong," Macmillan chief executive John Sargent wrote in a statement. "A few weeks ago I got an estimate of the maximum possible damage figure. I cannot share the breathtaking amount with you, but it was much more than the entire equity of our company." Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster reached settlements with the DOJ in September, and Penguin Group settled in December. A trial against Apple is expected to begin in June.

    February 8, 2013 11:47 AM

  7. SPECIAL ELECTION State Rep. Winslow Running for Kerry’s Seat State Rep. Winslow on Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

    7. State Rep. Winslow Running for Kerry’s Seat

    Daniel B. Winslow is “110 percent” committed to replacing John Kerry in the Senate, he announced Friday, becoming the first Republican to throw his hat into the special-election ring. “I’m going to give this everything I’ve, with all that I have, because the crisis confronting our country demands nothing less,” the state representative said. “I am confident I am going to be on the Republican ballot.” Democratic U.S. Reps. Stephen F. Lynch and Edward J. Markey have already announced plans to run for the Massachusetts seat—no easy task, as candidates must provide 10,000 signatures before February 27 to enter the race.

    February 8, 2013 8:17 AM

  8. CRINGEWORTHY Bush Family Emails Hacked

    8. Bush Family Emails Hacked

    The Bushes have been hacked! A cybercriminal going by the super-cool alias Guccifer has somehow accessed the email accounts of George H.W. Bush and family members, sparking a federal investigation after he posted the personal correspondence and photos online. The emails—some of which detail Bush Sr.’s health conditions—include home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for several Bushes. But perhaps most concerning for the famous family members are the photos—including one of the 88-year-old in the hospital and others Bush sent to his sister of paintings he was working on, in particular self-portraits of the former president in the shower and bathtub. A spokesman for Bush told the Houston Chronicle, “We don’t comment on matters under criminal investigation.”

    February 8, 2013 8:54 AM

  9. HORSEY BUSINESS Swedish Lasagna Recalled for Horsemeat Mascarucci/Corbis

    9. Swedish Lasagna Recalled for Horsemeat

    What a foul scandal. Another European company is recalling a line of frozen meals after it was discovered that the produce contained horsemeat. Sweden’s Findus food company recalled its beef-lasagna meals after tests for horsemeat came back positive. Its product manager says that about 20,000 frozen meals were affected. The products don’t pose any safety risk, but are being recalled because they had been mislabeled. Strangely, it turns out many Swedes find eating horsemeat is gross.

    February 8, 2013 10:33 AM

  10. Sexy Kate Upton Nabs SI Swimsuit Cover

    10. Kate Upton Nabs SI Swimsuit Cover

    Here's one spoiler alert we're sure no one is complaining about. It turns out that photos that TMZ leaked back in December of Kate Upton in Antarctica were in fact part of a shoot for the cover of Sports Illustrated's 30th Swimsuit Edition. TMZ reports that Upton braved temperatures as low as 35 degrees below zero for the shoot. This is the 20-year-old's second consecutive time gracing the cover of the popular Swimsuit Edition.

    February 8, 2013 9:39 PM

  11. WOMP WOMP Seattle Drone Program Over Seattle skyline. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)

    11. Seattle Drone Program Over

    Seattle’s about to have a huge credit at Radio Shack. The Northwestern city’s mayor canceled plans to send miniature robots equipped with stealth spy cameras into the sky Friday in response to citizens’ concerns over privacy rights. The drones—sponsored by U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants—would have been employed to carry out unmanned surveillance, searching for missing people and assisting certain criminal investigations. “We agreed that it was time to end the unmanned-aerial-vehicle program, so that SPD can focus its resources on public safety and the community building that is the department’s priority,” Mayor Mike McGinn said in a statement.

    February 8, 2013 8:18 AM

  12. I’M OUT Frank Ocean Moving to Shanghai Frank Ocean in Nov. 2012. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

    12. Frank Ocean Moving to Shanghai

    Soak in Frank Ocean’s performance at the Grammys, because it might be his last U.S. appearance for a while. In an interview with The New York Times, Ocean revealed plans to write “in remote locations" for the next two years. Ocean was vague about his plans to write a book. “I’ve started ... You can say that. It’s fiction, and it’s about brothers. That’s all I’m going to say.” The crooner also hinted that, in the future, his music might have a lighter tone. “I hope not to define myself by suffering,” he said. “I don’t worry about where [the inspiration] will come from.”

    February 8, 2013 8:40 AM

  13. HOW’D THAT GET THERE? 7-Year-Old Boy Finds Gun in Backpack Comstock Images/Getty

    13. 7-Year-Old Boy Finds Gun in Backpack

    A 7-year-old boy in west Philadelphia was putting a folder in his backpack at the end of the school day Thursday when he discovered a gun. The boy alerted a teacher overseeing an after-school program at Universal Samuel Daroff Charter School to the .38-caliber handgun loaded with five rounds of ammunition. Police are talking to the boy’s family and watching the school’s security videos to find out how the gun made its way into the backpack—which the boy said he had with him in class all day.

    February 8, 2013 9:27 AM

  14. RUDE Rex Reed Fat-Shames ‘Identity Thief’ Star Melissa McCarthy Frederic J. Brown

    14. Critic Fat-Shames Melissa McCarthy

    Newsflash, Rex Reed: no one likes you. Not only did the New York Observer film critic give a sour review of Identity Thief, but he devoted considerable attention to Melissa McCarthy’s weight, calling her “tractor-sized,” a “female hippo,” and “humongous creep.” First of all, in what world is it appropriate for a film critic to fat-shame one of our most beloved balls-to-the-wall female comedians? Has he even seen her in Bridesmaids? This guy deserves a big smack in the face, perhaps in the form of “you’re fired.”

    February 8, 2013 12:49 PM

  15. DEAL OR NO DEAL EU Leaders ‘On the Brink’ Cameron arriving at EU headquarters on Thursday. (AFP/Getty)

    15. EU Leaders ‘On the Brink’

    Following all-night budget talks in Brussels, the leaders of the European Union are reportedly close to agreeing on a seven-year budget plan that would fix total spending at €960 bilion. Speaking to the press after 15 hours of intense negotiations, an EU official confirmed that the rumors are true. “We feel pretty confident that we have the framework for a deal,” he said. “The deal is not completely finalized, but we feel sure it will be done today.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron are among the top backers of the deal.

    February 8, 2013 7:30 AM

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  17. COUNTERPRODUCTIVE Suicide Bomber Injures One in Mali French and Malian soldiers on the Niger River on Thursday. (Jerome Delay/AP)

    16. Suicide Bomber Injures One in Mali

    A suicide bomber approached a Mali military checkpoint on a motorcycle Friday, wounding a soldier after detonating his explosives and killing himself. Officials say it was the first suicide bombing since the French and Malian militaries joined forces against Islamist rebels last month. Meanwhile, in the African country’s capital, Bamako, paratroopers wearing red berets and protesting to join the fight against the Islamists exchanged fire with government forces.

    February 8, 2013 7:32 AM

  18. SNOWPOCALYPSE NOW Northeast Readies for Major Snow Repairing a snow blower in Andover, Mass. on Thursday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

    17. Northeast Readies for Major Snow

    Northeasterners are stocking up on food and water as they prepare to be slammed with up to three feet of snow Friday. The potentially record-breaking storm is slated to move in on New York City, Boston, and other parts of New England on Friday morning, with the heaviest snowfall expected at night and into Saturday. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is ready with plows and 250,000 tons of salt on standby for the 10 to 12 inches the city could receive, and coastal areas still dealing with the ramifications of Hurricane Sandy are bracing for yet another power outage. Meanwhile, schools in Boston; Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, Connecticut; and elsewhere in New England called off school Friday, and 2,600 flights were canceled through Saturday in preparation for the snow.

    February 8, 2013 7:10 AM

  19. Mistaken Identity ‘Female’ Romance Novelist Unmasked As 89-Year-Old Grandad

    18. ‘Female’ Romance Novelist Unmasked As 89-Year-Old Grandad

    You've heard of George Sand, George Eliot, Isak Dinesen, and Acton, Currer, and Ellis Bell (Anne, Charlotte, and Emily Brontë), but here's the inverse. Meet Jessica Blair, the writer of 22 romance novels since 1993—her latest, In the Silence of the Snow, is out this week in the U.K. and available in the U.S. in April. But “she” is actually 89-year-old Bill Spence, a grandfather of four from Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, England, and a former bomb aimer during World War II. A publisher had suggested his books carry a woman’s name, but he didn’t mind. “I suppose some men may suppose their masculinity had been questioned, but it has never bothered me.”

    February 7, 2013 1:31 PM

  20. THANKS FOR NOTHING Brennan Hearing Revealed Little on Drones Brennan meeting with Sen. Feinstein on Jan. 31. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

    19. Brennan Hearing Revealed Little on Drones

    One day after John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA, was grilled by a Senate committee, Washington is complaining about the lack of information he provided on drones, torture, and the war on terror. Brennan said drones were used only “to save lives and when there is no other choice,” but little else. In response to questions about the harsh interrogation techniques used at secret CIA prisons after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he claimed he had expressed objections about waterboarding to “agency colleagues,” but “did not take steps to stop the CIA’s use of those techniques. I was not in the chain of command of that program.”

    February 8, 2013 7:30 AM

  21. FEUD China Denies Japan's Radar Charge Japan Coast Guard 11th Regional Headquarters, via AP

    20. China Denies Japan's Radar Charge

    China’s Ministry of National Defense denied accusations that one of its Navy vessels had put a radar lock on a Japanese warship—dismissing the Japanese charge as “false information” and “hyped up.” Tensions have been high between the two countries over the past few months, as China decided to send its own military vessels to patrol the waters surrounding a group of disputed islands officially administered by Japan. Still, though there have been maritime standoffs, the Chinese defense ministry insists its Navy vessel radar has maintained “normal operations” and also denies accusations that it put a radar lock on a Japanese helicopter last month. “Japan unilaterally released false information to the public without confirming the facts with China,” said the ministry.

    February 8, 2013 7:33 AM