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  1. TRAGEDY Texas DA, Wife Shot Dead in Home Bill Pugliano/Getty

    1. Texas DA, Wife Shot Dead in Home

    The district attorney of Kaufman, Texas, Mike McLelland, 63, and his wife, Cynthia Woodward McLelland, 65, were found shot and killed on Saturday in their home, just weeks after his deputy was killed. One law-enforcement officer said it appeared the door had been kicked in and “there were shell casings everywhere.” Authorities in Kaufman County said they believed all other employees in the district attorney’s office have been accounted for, and police are investigating whether the McLellands’ deaths are related to the killing of Mark Hasse, a Kaufman County prosecutor who was killed on Jan. 31 while walking to his car. The FBI had also been investigating whether Hasse’s death is linked to the murder of Colorado prison chief Tom Clements.

    March 31, 2013 7:43 AM

  2. WARNING U.S. Deploys Jets to S. Korea Michael Dinneen / AP

    2. U.S. Deploys Jets to S. Korea

    Just days after North Korea’s Kim Jong-un announced that he had set in motion a plan to send missiles hurtling toward the U.S. mainland, the American Air Force launched stealth fighter jets to South Korea as part of joint military exercises. The exercises are intended as a show of force and were the catalyst for the North’s escalating rhetoric and warnings about its intention to use arms against the U.S. The Pentagon and the South Korean government have downplayed their concerns about the tension, insisting that the threats are nothing new, but adding that they made future peace talks less likely.

    March 31, 2013 11:27 PM

  3. EGYPT’S JON STEWART Egyptian Satirist Released on Bail Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty

    3. Egyptian Satirist Released on Bail

    Bassem Youssef, Egypt’s popular satirist, turned himself in to authorities on Sunday, one day after being served with an arrest warrant for insulting the president. Youssef, a frequent critic of President Mohamed Morsi, tweeted on Sunday that he would be turning himself in “unless they kindly send a police van today and save me the transportation hassle.” Youssef’s widely watched show, called ElBernameg, or The Programme, has been compared to The Daily Show, attracted the ire of the government officials before, but this is the first time an arrest warrant has been issued. He was later released on bail.

    March 31, 2013 10:45 AM

  4. Rally Kevin Ware Upbeat After Injury Streeter Lecka/Getty

    4. Kevin Ware Upbeat After Injury

    Louisville guard Kevin Ware is in remarkably high spirits after suffering a gruesome fracture during last night's game against Duke. "Hopefully, I'll be back in time to watch practice," Ware told ESPN. Ware had a steel rod inserted in his leg after snapping his tibia. It took him a while to figure out what happened. "I jumped and my leg felt kind of funny," he said. "When Coach P tried to help me up, he gave me a funny kind of look. I'm looking at him, and then I look down and I see my bone sticking out." He also says he hasn't seen the reply and doesn't want to.

    March 31, 2013 6:43 PM

  5. CRASH 3 Dead in 95-Car Pileup William Bottomley/WXII Channel 12 news via AP

    5. 3 Dead in 95-Car Pileup

    A massive collision on a mountainous, foggy Virginia road on Sunday afternoon resulted in at least three deaths and 20 injuries. The pileup, which involved 95 vehicles, occured on a stretch of Interstate 77 in southwest Virginia near North Carolina, where visibility was poor. Traffic was backed up for more than eight miles in the southbound lane while the northbound lane was closed for emergency vehicles. The seriousness of the injuries and the duration of the road closure weren’t immediately known.

    March 31, 2013 9:01 PM

  6. NOT SO FAST Rubio: No Immigration Pact Yet Drew Angerer/Getty

    6. Rubio: No Immigration Deal Yet

    Marco Rubio is reaching for that water bottle again. The Florida Republican senator, who is part of a bipartisan group tasked with writing immigration reform, issued a statement Sunday saying there is still “no agreement" and "reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature.” But other members of the group were singing a slightly different tune. “I don’t think any of us expect there to be problems,” group leader Sen. Chuck Schumer told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. “Every major policy issue has been resolved,” the New York Democrat added. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told CNN's State of the Union: “I think we’ve got a deal,” which will probably be “rolled out next week.” Reuters said the group plans to unveil a bill in the week of April 8, when Congress returns from a two-week recess. The bill is expected to provide a path toward citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. 

    March 31, 2013 11:13 AM

  7. NOT SO INCREDIBLE India Tourism Drops 25 Percent Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty

    7. India Tourism Drops 25 Percent

    India’s foreign tourism has dropped 25 percent—and female tourists have dropped 35 percent—in the past three months since the Delhi gang rape, according to a report by the industry body Assocham. The most cancellations are coming from the U.S., Britain, Canada—whose tourists are apparently opting for Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. As a result, many Indian hotels have instituted new measures to help women feel safe, including allowing them to stay near elevators, a dedicated women’s wing or floor, allowing women to check right in to their rooms rather than wait in the lobby, and an increase in female staff, including butlers.

    March 31, 2013 8:09 AM

  8. BLESSED ART THOU Pope Francis Prays for Syria, Koreas Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty

    8. Pope Francis Prays for Syria, Koreas

    Even though Pope Francis canceled that newspaper subscription back in Buenos Aires, it looks like he is still paying attention to the news. In his first Easter message, Pope Francis prayed for a “political solution” in Syria, “reconciliation” between North and South Korea, and hostages being held in Nigeria. Speaking in front of some 250,000 pilgrims at the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered the annual “Urbi et Orbi” blessing to Rome. But, breaking with church tradition, he also urged Catholics to reach out to nonbelievers and lapsed Catholics, urging them to “step forward” to God. Easter is the holiest day on the Christian calendar, honoring the day that Jesus returned from the dead.

    March 31, 2013 7:38 AM

  9. BAD INVESTMENT Ponzi Scheme Devastates N.C. Town Investment scam victim Sarah Chavez. (Chuck Burton/AP)

    9. Ponzi Scheme Devastates N.C. Town

    The tiny town of Lexington, North Carolina, has been left devastated after a $600 million Ponzi scheme by one of its own. Paul Burks, 66, has been accused of masterminding the Ponzi scheme—one of the largest in history—with a company called ZeekRewards, with 50,000 of the nearly 1 million of victims coming from North Carolina. Authorities say Burks siphoned off millions for his own personal use, although Burks insisted that “everything will come out in time” about the alleged scheme. Burks has not been charged, although he agreed to pay a $4 million penalty. ZeekRewards and its sister site Zeekler.com were both shut down in August amid the investigation.

    March 31, 2013 8:12 AM

  10. BOX OFFICE ‘G.I. Joe’ Takes $41 Million

    10. ‘G.I. Joe’ Takes $41 Million

    G.I. Joe: Retaliation was victorious in the battle of the North American box office this weekend, reaping $41.2 million from Friday to Sunday. Starring Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, and Dwayne Johnson, the action sequel solidly beat last weekend’s top movie The Croods, which slipped to second place with $26.5 million. Tyler Perry’s Temptation was in third place with $22.3 million. A followup to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the new G.I. Joe film was delayed from last summer to convert the movie to 3-D.

    March 31, 2013 9:53 PM

  11. TENSION Kenya Court Upholds Election Results Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty

    11. Kenya Court Upholds Election Results

    The Kenyan courts on Saturday confirmed Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the March 4 election, despite a challenge by Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Police clashed with a few dozen protesters on Sunday after the verdict in Kisumu, where Odinga still holds popular support. Two people were killed and another 11 injured in Kisumu, while all the shops were looted on Saturday. But in the Nairobi slums of Kibera and Mathare, where Odinga is popular, most people did not want to return to the devastating violence of 2007, when more than 1,200 people were killed after the election. After Saturday’s verdict, Odinga urged his followers to find “peaceful ways” to protest the outcome.

    March 31, 2013 7:45 AM

  12. #CELEBRITYPROBLEMS Stephen Baldwin Owes IRS $300K Charles Norfleet/Getty

    12. Stephen Baldwin Owes IRS $300K

    No one ever said they were well behaved. The mischievous Baldwin family was thrust into the spotlight once again when the youngest of the clan, Stephen, confessed to owing the government $300,000 in taxes. The 46-year-old actor allegedly struck a plea bargain that will not only help him stay out of jail, but get his record wiped clean—as long as he pays the taxes in full within the next year. Will this real-life shady businessman experience improve his chances on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice this season? Only time will tell.

    March 30, 2013 1:45 PM

  13. CIVIL WAR Syrian Rebels Close In on Aleppo Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

    13. Syrian Rebels Close In on Aleppo

    The Syrian rebels on Saturday stormed a strategic neighborhood in Aleppo, one of the key battlegrounds in the country’s civil war. After days of heavy clashes that included the killing of a pro-government cleric, the rebels had seized control of a hilltop that overlooks most of the city, state media and government activists said on Saturday. The accounts of what happened as well as the death toll varied between the state-run media and the activists. A Sunni Muslim cleric was killed in the fighting, with Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saying his body was paraded around the town. Syrian state-run media said the cleric had been beheaded, with his head placed on the minart of the Al-Hassan Mosque, where he led the prayers. State media also said rebels had set three oil wells on fire, disrupting production.

    March 31, 2013 8:11 AM

  14. SHOCKERS Wichita State Advances to Final Four Jeff Gross/Getty

    14. Wichita State Advances to Final Four

    How’s your bracket looking now? Florida Gulf Coast’s Cinderella story may have ended on Friday night, but Wichita State can’t be beat. The West Regional's ninth-seeded Shockers toppled the No. 2 seed, Ohio State, 70-66 on Saturday night, despite blowing a nearly 20-point lead. Wichita State will now face the winner of the Duke-Louisville game in the Final Four. Meanwhile, Syracuse dominated Marquette, 55-39, sending the Orange to the Final Four for the first time since 2003. President Obama, who had picked an Indiana-Louisville final, attended the game in D.C.—no word if he had any hard feelings toward Syracuse.

    March 31, 2013 8:40 AM

  15. DROPPED ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Canceled Lifetime

    15. ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Canceled

    America’s Most Wanted, the crime show that has been credited with finding more than 12,000 criminals over 25 seasons, has been canceled by Lifetime, which picked up the show after Fox shut it down in 2011. The cable network is reportedly looking to cut a deal with John Walsh to develop a new pilot, tentatively titled John Walsh Investigates. AMW ran 44 episodes on Lifetime after running for 24 seasons on Fox. The show has been credited with finding more than 12,000 criminals in its 25-year run. It was started in 1988 with Walsh as a host, who had become a dedicated anti-crime activist after his 6-year-old son, Adam, went missing in 1981.

    March 31, 2013 1:09 PM

  16. NEVER LET YOU GO Justin Bieber’s Monkey Confiscated Francois Mori/AP

    16. Justin Bieber’s Monkey Confiscated

    Justin, when you go all around the world, your monkey might not always be welcome. Airport customs in Germany confiscated Justin Bieber’s monkey earlier this week after the singer didn’t have the proper documentation to bring Mally into the country. A source said Bieber will be “heartbroken” since he “brings Mally everywhere.” Mally was left in a Munich quarantine.

    March 31, 2013 8:42 AM