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  1. Newtown Report: Lanza Motivated by Norway Shooter Frank Augstein / AP Photo

    1. Report: Lanza Motivated by Norway Shooter

    Law enforcement officials tell CBS that Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, was trying to outdo Anders Breivik, who killed 77 in Norway in 2011. Breivik bombed downtown Oslo before shooting teenagers gathered at a nearby island for summer camp. Officials say Lanza targeted Sandy Hook because it was the "easiest target" with the "largest cluster of people." Sources also say evidence shows Lanza was acting out fantasies taken from videogames. A police spokesman commented Monday that it is still "mere speculation" to try to understand Lanza's motives. 

    February 18, 2013 9:00 PM

  2. Scandal Pistorius May Lose Paralympic Medals Lucky Nxumalo/Citypress, via AP

    2. Pistorius May Lose Paralympic Medals

    Even if he’s not found guilty of murder, Olympian Oscar Pistorius’s problems may not be over. As the trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp continues, Pistorius is now facing accusations he used steroids and could be stripped of his Paralympic medals. “Wada is aware of the newspaper reports suggesting that steroids were found at the home of Oscar Pistorius,” the World Doping Agency said in a statement. The agency said it will wait for criminal proceedings to run their course before investigating steroid use further. 

    February 18, 2013 5:30 PM

  3. cyber warfare China Hacking Critical U.S. Infrastructure Chris Hondros/Getty

    3. China Hacking Critical U.S. Infrastructure

    Attention Tom Clancy. An investigation by the security firm Mandiant found that many of the attacks on American corporations and government agencies are coming from a clandestine People’s Liberation Army base on the outskirts of Shanghai. The group is known as the "Comment Crew" for the hidden notes it embeds into Web pages. Perhaps the most alarming part of the report is that the group, no longer focused on stealing intellectual property from corporations and military contractors, has been trying to gain access to critical infrastructure, hacking a company that designs software for oil pipelines and power grids.

    February 18, 2013 10:32 PM

  4. reform White House: Immigration Plan Is Backup Alex Brandon/AP

    4. White House: Immigration Plan Is Backup

    Settle down, GOP. The immigration proposal that leaked this weekend is just a backup in case Congress is unable to agree on bipartisan legislation, a White House official said Monday. “The administration will be ready to move forward in the event the bipartisan process gets bogged down and is not able to produce a bill,” the official said. Republicans wasted no time in bashing the draft in the press when it was leaked, with Sen. Marco Rubio announcing it would be “dead on arrival.” The proposal would allow immigrants to become permanent residents within eight years, require employers to check the immigration status of workers, and provide more border-security funding.

    February 18, 2013 10:51 PM

  5. Ten Thousand Angels Country Star Mindy McCready Dies Mark Humphrey/AP

    5. Country Star Mindy McCready Dies

    Troubled country singer Mindy McCready, who once appeared on Celebrity Rehab and had publicly struggled with addiction and mental illness, was found dead in her home on Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 37. Just one month ago, McCready’s boyfriend—and father to her 10-month-old son—also died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She had a decade-long affair with star pitcher Roger Clemens, and in 2005, her tumultuous relationship with Tim McKnight led to his arrest for allegedly beating and choking her. By the end of the following year, she faced a variety of her own charges—and allegedly tried to take her own three times before succeeding. She leaves behind two children: six-year-old Zander and 10-month-old Zayne.

    February 18, 2013 10:45 PM

  6. BRAIN DRAIN Study: TV Can Help Kids’ Behavior Jim Mone/AP

    6. Study: TV Can Help Kids’ Behavior

    Get ready to show those kids some Sesame Street. A wide-reaching study released Monday proved that television can improve children’s behavior—but increased television viewing leads to an increase in criminal behavior. Confused? That’s because the study shows that the content of what kids are watching makes a difference: if they are watching aggressive and violent shows, then they are more likely to exhibit those tendencies. But if they watched the same amount of television and instead watched shows that promoted healthy social interactions, their behavior improved. The study looked at 565 families with children ages 3 to 5.

    February 18, 2013 11:40 AM

  7. Looking Ahead New Orleans Hosts Apocalypse Exhibition Pool photo by David J. Phillip

    7. New Orleans Hosts Apocalypse Exhibition

    Salesmen, emergency managers, and government officials met at the Morial Convention Center, where some of the most harrowing images from Hurricane Katrina were recorded, to mingle around $45,000 field toilets and other tools of the disaster-response trade. Everyone from big-box store and hospital-chain managers to National Guardsmen, Coast Guard officers, and staff from the Red Cross were there to peruse the offerings in anticipation for the next natural disaster. Here's a look inside the big business of preparing for mass destruction, where the average loss over the past decade has been an estimated $187 billion yearly.

    February 18, 2013 5:38 PM

  8. old media Reader's Digest Pub. Files Bankruptcy AP

    8. Reader's Digest Pub. Files Bankruptcy

    More bad news in the publishing world. In an attempt to cut $465 million in debt, RDA Holding Co., which publishes 91-year-old Reader's Digest magazine, filed for bankruptcy Monday. The company hopes to recalibrate its business on digital rather than newsstand sales. RDA bought the magazine in 2007 for $1.6 billion and acquired about $800 million in debt and filed for bankruptcy once before.

    February 18, 2013 8:00 PM

  9. TEMPER Baldwin Allegedly Assaults Photog Mark Davis/Getty

    9. Baldwin Allegedly Assaults Photog

    Sparring with a New York Daily News photographer wasn’t enough for Alec Baldwin. The actor allegedly fought with a New York Post reporter and photographer Sunday morning. The 30 Rock star allegedly grabbed a reporter, Tara Palmeri, after she asked him about a lawsuit filed against his pregnant wife, yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. According to Palmeri, who recorded the conversation, Baldwin said, “I want to choke you to death.” Baldwin then allegedly ranted against Post photographer, G.N. Miller, who is a retired NYPD detective, allegedly calling him a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer.” Baldwin later tweeted about the incident, calling Miller “Ralston” and writing he “claims he’s ex-NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!” He later deleted the tweets. Both parties have filed complaints with police.

    February 18, 2013 9:00 PM

  10. new black eyed pea Fergie, Duhamel Expecting a Baby Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

    10. Fergie, Duhamel Expecting a Baby

    Fergie and Josh Duhamel are adding on to their already stellar family. The singer and actor, who married in 2009 in Malibu, confirmed on Twitter Monday that they'll be expecting a baby. "Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!!" Fergie tweeted. Back in 2011, the two quashed all pregnancy rumors, saying they would "go there at some point." Looks like they're there. Hopefully they don't chose a baby name ending in "alicious." 

    February 18, 2013 8:19 PM

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  12. L.A. Legend Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies Patrick McDermott / Getty Images

    11. Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies

    Jerry Buss, who guided the Los Angeles Lakers to an unprecedented run of success over the past three decades as owner, died Monday. He was 80. Buss acquired the Lakers in 1979, and over the next 32 years helped guide the squad to 10 NBA titles and 16 finals appearances. He’s best known for his commitment to attracting—and paying for—the sport’s best talent, having lured marquee players like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant, as well as coaches Pat Riley and Phil Jackson, to L.A. over the years.

    February 18, 2013 11:51 AM

  13. Dream Deferred South African Activist Forms New Party Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty

    12. South African Activist Forms New Party

    South African anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele formed a new political party on Monday, claiming that the dream of a “rainbow nation” is dying under the ruling African National Congress. After reminiscing about the hope and optimism that surrounded the first all-race elections in 1994, Ramphele charged that South Africa is being “undermined” by a “massive failure of governance.” Ramphele, 68, is a doctor and former World Bank managing director who served seven years under house arrest during apartheid.

    February 18, 2013 7:40 AM

  14. Welcome Home Chávez Returns to Venezuela Miraflores Presidential Press Office/AP

    13. Chávez Returns to Venezuela

    Hugo Chávez returned home to Venezuela after spending two months in Cuba for medical treatment for cancer. Posting on his Twitter page, Chávez wrote that he is “clinging to Christ and trusting in my nurse and doctors. Onward toward victory always!! We will live and we will triumph!!” His return comes three days after he released smiling photos with his daughters, the first pictures of him since he left for Cuba on December 10. The government said speaking is still difficult for Chávez since he is breathing through a tracheal tube. There is still no word on exactly what type of cancer the 58-year-old is suffering from—and what treatment he received in Cuba.

    February 18, 2013 7:30 AM

  15. Good Day ‘Die Hard’ Hauls $25M Frank Masi/20th Century Fox, via AP

    14. ‘Die Hard’ Hauls $25M

    It was certainly a good day for Die Hard. The fifth installment of the Bruce Willis action series brought in $25 million from Friday to Sunday, making its total gross since its Thursday opening $33.2 million. But don’t rejoice yet, Die Hard fans: the film grossed less than its predecessors when adjusted for inflation—which may have been the result of weak reviews. In its second week, Identity Thief came in second in the box office, bringing in $23.4 million. The Nicholas Sparks romance Safe Haven grossed $21.5 million from Friday to Sunday, after triumphing over Die Hard on Valentine’s Day. Oscar nominees Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook managed to squeak into the top 10, while Django Unchained crossed over the $200 million mark.

    February 18, 2013 8:20 AM

  16. X'd Out Kardashian Fired From ‘X Factor’ Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    15. Kardashian Fired From ‘X Factor’

    Khloe Kardashian’s fans will have to start “keeping up” with her somewhere else. The reality star has been asked not to return next season to co-host Fox’s singing competition The X Factor, the New York Post reports. Kardashian emceed the last season of the show alongside Mario Lopez, and the pair was ravaged by critics for their awkward chemistry. Many thought Kardashian frequently looked nervous and unprepared on camera. Lopez will reportedly be returning next season, but he may be the only one. Judges Britney Spears and L.A. Reid have already announced their exits from the show as well.

    February 18, 2013 11:17 AM

  17. Conflict U.N. Has List of Syrian War Criminals Aleppo Media Center/AP

    16. U.N. Has List of Syrian War Criminals

    The United Nations said on Monday that it has a list of war criminals in the country’s two-year civil war—from both sides of the conflict. Based on 445 interviews conducted abroad with victims and witnesses, the U.N. said Syrians in “leadership positions” in government and among the armed rebels are committing the crimes, including killings and torture. The list will be kept secret, but the independent team of investigators called upon the U.N. Security Council to “act urgently to ensure accountability,” suggesting the violators could end up in front of the International Criminal Court. The death toll in Syria’s ongoing civil war is nearing 70,000, said the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    February 18, 2013 7:20 AM

  18. ENTITLEMENTS ‘47 Percent’ Journo Wins Polk Award AFP/Getty

    17. ‘47 Percent’ Journo Wins Polk Award

    Mitt Romney is probably thanking David Corn in a different way. The Mother Jones Washington bureau chief was awarded Monday the George Polk Award for political reporting for exposing Romney’s infamous remarks at a fundraiser about “47 percent” of Americans who receive entitlements. When the video went public in September, Romney had a difficult time recovering. Other winners of the Polk Awards included foreign-reporting awards for The New York Times’s David Barboza and the staff of Bloomberg News for stories on China; McClatchy Newspapers was honored for its coverage of the Syrian conflict; and John Hechinger and Janet Lorin of Bloomberg News won the national-reporting award.

    February 18, 2013 8:15 AM

  19. Regrets Cameron: Not Enough Women in Cabinet Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty

    18. Cameron Wants Women in Cabinet

    Thanks for cluing in now. British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted on Monday that he had not appointed enough women to his cabinet—and said his wife often encourages him to promote women. “My wife likes to say that if you don’t have women in 50 percent of top positions, you are not missing out on 50 percent of the talent, you are missing out on more than 50 percent of the talent, and I think she’s right,” said Cameron, who was speaking in Mumbai for a Unilever conference. Before the last election, Cameron promised to make one third of his cabinet women—a promise he has failed to deliver: only four full-time members are women.

    February 18, 2013 7:50 AM

  20. Blade Runner Report: Steroids at Pistorius’s Home Matt Dunham/AP

    19. Report: Steroids at Pistorius’s Home

    Steroids were reportedly found at the home of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic sprinter accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend, reality television star and model Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, 26, is expected to appear in court on Tuesday on murder charges. Steenkamp, 29, was found dead from several gunshot wounds early Friday at Pistorius’s home. Since then, police reportedly have found a bloody cricket bat at the house, suggesting there had been a struggle. Sources told the South African City Press that Steenkamp’s skull was “crushed,” and they are examining the bat to see if the blood came from a blow to the back of her head. Police are also reportedly testing Pistorius for steroids.

    February 18, 2013 7:25 AM

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    20. Sister of Gun Violence Attendee Killed

    Chicago police on Sunday that said they are questioning two people in the shooting death of a young mother whose sister stood behind President Obama during his speech on gun violence on the same day. Janay MacFarland, 18, was shot to death on Friday night while walking through North Chicago with a friend, who police said may have been the intended target. MacFarland’s death came just hours after her 14-year-old sister, Destini Warren, attended a speech by President Obama decrying the city’s gun violence.

    February 18, 2013 7:55 AM