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  1. foreshadowing Holmes’s Psychiatrist Warned Police RJ Sangosti

    1. Holmes’s Psychiatrist Warned Police

    Before the bloodshed in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes’s psychiatrist alerted campus police to her dangerous client. A search-warrant affidavit released with other unsealed documents Thursday shows that a University of Colorado psychiatrist who treated the alleged shooter told campus police of her patient’s homicidal thoughts and the risk he posed. Dr. Lynne Fenton also said that Holmes threatened and intimidated her via text message. On Monday prosecutors in the trial announced they would seek the death penalty against Holmes.

    April 4, 2013 8:32 PM

  2. legendary Roger Ebert Dies at 70 Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

    2. Roger Ebert Dies at 70

    It's a sad day for movie buffs everywhere. Roger Ebert, who spent 46 years reviewing movies for the Chicago Sun-Times, passed away Thursday at age 70. The reputable film critic had just announced he would be taking "a leave of presence" to battle his second bout of cancer. "It means I am not going away," he wrote in a blog post late Tuesday. "I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review." In 2006, he battled cancer in the thyroid and salivary glands, causing him to lose the ability to speak and eat, though he kept reviewing.

    April 4, 2013 3:40 PM

  3. The High Life Poll: Most Americans Want Pot Legalized Ed Andrieski/AP

    3. Poll: Most Americans Want Pot Legalized

    The times they are a changin'. On Thursday, the Pew Research Center found that, for the first time in 40 years of polling, the majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. According to a national survey, 52 percent of American adults support pot legalization, up 11 points from 2010, while 45 percent are against it. A full 65 percent of young Americans between the ages of 18 and 32, along with 50 percent of boomers, are pro-legalization, Pew said. Only 38 percent of poll respondents agreed that marijuana is a “gateway” to harder drugs, and less than a third find smoking pot “morally wrong.” In terms of party lines, 59 percent of Democrats support legalizing pot, while only 37 percent of Republicans do.

    April 4, 2013 7:30 PM

  4. REALLY? Fired Rutgers Coach Mike Rice to Get $100K Bonus Mitchell Layton

    4. Rutgers’s Mike Rice to Get $100K Bonus

    Does he really deserve this compensation? Fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice is due to receive a $100,000 bonus from the university for the 2012–13 basketball season, a payout he would not be collecting had he been sacked when the administration saw footage of him abusing his players in November. Rice was fired Wednesday after ESPN aired the now viral video of him hurling basketballs and homophobic epithets at his players. But he earned $622,500 in 2012 and, as part of his contract, will receive a bonus for finishing out the season. Since Rice’s firing, at least 13 Rutgers faculty members, lawmakers, and activists have called for further investigation of the school’s handling of his case.

    April 4, 2013 1:07 PM

  5. WHO SAYS THAT? Obama: Kamala Harris Is ‘Best-Looking Attorney General’ Alex Wong/Getty

    5. Obama: Kamala Harris Is ‘Best-Looking Attorney General’

    Has President Obama been taking cues from Joe Biden? The president on Thursday called Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general, the “best-looking attorney general.” “She’s brilliant and she’s dedicated, she’s tough,” Obama told the crowd at a fundraiser in California. “She also happens to be the best-looking attorney general around.” When the crowd started laughing, he added, “It’s true! C’mon!” John Edwards must be seething with jealousy that he never got to be attorney general.

    April 4, 2013 5:21 PM

  6. AUTHOR, AUTHOR Hillary Clinton to Write New Book Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

    6. Hillary Clinton to Write New Book

    You can’t be a candidate for president these days if you don’t have at least one book—and Hillary Clinton is upping that ante by writing a new one. The former secretary of State will be writing a book about her time at the State Department, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday. It is scheduled to be released in June 2014. Simon & Schuster president and publisher Jonathan Karp called the book “the ultimate book for anyone interested in world affairs and America’s place in the world.” It will cover some of the major world events during her tenure, including the Arab Spring, the killing of Osama bin Laden, climate change, and more—although it’s unclear whether she will address the controversy surrounding the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others last year in Benghazi, Libya. The amount of her advance was not reported, but it’s likely to be pretty hefty—she received $8 million in 2003 for her memoir Living History.

    April 4, 2013 9:58 AM

  7. ZUCK TAKES YOUR PHONE Facebook Unveils Home for Android Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

    7. Facebook Unveils Home for Android

    Your iPhone5 is basically old-school at this point. After much speculation about Facebook’s new mobile project, the company has finally unveiled Home, a suite of apps and a home screen replacement for Android phones. The new interface places a heavy emphasis on full-screen photos, much like Facebook’s recent changes to its news feed feature on the Web. The new software replaces the lock screen with Cover Feed and prioritizes updates from people instead of apps. But the niftiest new feature is Chat Heads, Facebook’s messaging app that allows you to seamlessly communicate with friends without leaving whatever app you are currently using—like, say, Fandango or the New York Times. “We think this is the best version of Facebook there is,” Zuckerberg said. The software will be available through Play Store, Google’s app marketplace, starting April 12.

    April 4, 2013 2:10 PM

  8. Bottoming Out Lululemon Exec Out After Yoga Pants Scandal Dougal Waters/Getty

    8. Lululemon Exec Out After Yoga Pants Scandal

    It's been a rough spring quarter for Lululemon. The sportswear company--a cult favorite among fashionable gym girls and yummy mummies--was forced to recall a production run of its popular yoga pants after fans complained that the workout clothes were too sheer. Now, the company has announced that its Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson is out and that it is stepping up factory oversight to ensure the fabric is no longer see-through.

    Lululemon's stock plunged after the pants brouhaha. The defective clothes represented 17 percent of the company's pant sales and the recall prompted a brief yoga pant shortage.

     

     

    April 4, 2013 12:00 PM

  9. Blast From the Past Digitized Tape of MLK’s Shooter Released Keystone/Hulton Archive

    9. Digitized Tape of MLK’s Shooter Released

    Just in time for the 45th anniversary of his death, new video footage of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassin, James Earl Ray, has been released. The newly digitized reels, delivered to the public by the Tennessee Shelby County Register’s office, shows Ray returning to Memphis for his trial, court proceedings, and interviews. “It is believed that the personnel using the equipment were learning how to operate this technology as they recorded,” the Shelby County Register explained in a statement. “As a result, the footage is not always as clear as we are accustomed to seeing today.”

    April 4, 2013 11:46 AM

  10. EXPOSED Leaks Reveal Secrets of World’s Wealthy Education Images/Universal Images

    10. Leaks Reveal Secrets of World’s Wealthy

    Millions of leaked emails and other documents have brought some of the darkest financial secrets of the world’s wealthiest people to light. The documents, which span the past 30 years, reveal the misuse of offshore tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Switzerland, and the Cook Islands by everyone from American doctors and Wall Street investors to Greek villagers and the families of notorious dictators and despots. According to the report, a good chunk of the money that was invested secretly across international borders included the proceeds of financial crimes such as Ponzi schemes.

    April 4, 2013 9:15 AM

  11. WANT FRIES WITH THAT? McDonald’s: Get a B.A. to Be a Cashier Justin Sullivan/Getty

    11. McDonald’s: Get a B.A. to Be a Cashier

    A bachelor’s degree may not just be your ticket to a job at a coffee shop, but also a job as a cashier at McDonald’s. One McDonald’s franchise in Winchendon, Massachusetts, posted a job listing this week for a cashier with one to two years’ experience and a bachelor’s degree. It’s already attracted the ire of youth advocates, who point to the growing unemployment rate for teens and college dropouts. The ad calls for “friendly people ... to smile while serving lots of guests daily.” “Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food,” it continues. Don’t be too discouraged, college graduates: the ad promises opportunities to move up quickly, and there is an advertisement for a management position with a $10-an-hour salary. That should pay off those student loans very quickly.

    April 4, 2013 7:39 AM

  12. SAY IT AIN'T SO ‘Cute’ Boy Leaves ‘Girls’ HBO

    12. ‘Cute’ Boy Leaves ‘Girls’

    Lena Dunham may not be everyone’s favorite 20-something. Christopher Abbott, who plays Charlie, or the “cutest boy” or “the one hot guy,” on Girls, is reportedly leaving the show after clashing with Dunham. His character Charlie, who dated Marnie on the show, rose to prominence in Season 2. Abbott’s rep released a statement: Chris “is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.” Here’s an idea: send the character to Staten Island, or what a boy in the show described as a “weird little island watching the city in the distance with this quiet rage burning in their hearts.”

    April 4, 2013 9:29 AM

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  14. SECOND CHANCE Falcons Sign Exonerated Brian Banks Brian Banks after his rape convicted was dismissed in May 2012. (Nick Ut/AP)

    13. Falcons Sign Exonerated Brian Banks

    The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday signed Brian Banks, the once promising high school football star who spent five years in prison for rape before being exonerated. Banks, 27, was just 16 and made a verbal commitment to Southern Cal when a classmate of his at Long Beach Polytechnic High School accused him of rape. She eventually recanted her claim, which helped Banks win his exoneration last year after serving five years in prison and another five on probation. Calling signing with the Falcons “surreal,” Banks said that “to lose it all and watch the world pass you by as you sit inside a prison cell ... and then get it back, it’s very humbling.”

    April 4, 2013 7:47 AM

  15. COLORADO Two More Sought in Colorado Prison-Chief Murder Thomas Guolee. (Colorado Department of Corrections/AP)

    14. Two More Sought in Prison-Chief Murder

    Colorado police said Wednesday that they are searching for two more suspects, both members of the white-supremacist gang the 211 Crew, in the murder of the state’s prison chief. James Lohr, 47, and Thomas Guolee, 31, should both be considered armed and dangerous, and El Paso County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Kramer warned, “You don’t want to underestimate these guys.” Police said the main suspect is still Evan Ebel, who died in a shootout with police March 21, but they believe these two men are also involved and said they had been in contact with Ebel. They both have extensive records, and Lohr has two warrants out for his arrest in relation to a bail violation and a protection-order violation.

    Editor's note: An earlier version of this cheat incorrectly stated that Clements's wife was also killed.

    April 4, 2013 6:38 AM

  16. Punked Anonymous Hacks North Korea

    15. Anonymous Hacks North Korea

    Kim Jong-un has been acting like a total jerk lately, so Anonymous has taken it upon itself to get back at the North Korean leader with some good old-fashioned hacking. The so-called hacktivist group broke into North Korea’s official Twitter and Flickr accounts, posting photos and tweets announcing, basically, that Anonymous was here, as well as a fake “Wanted” poster offering a $1 million reward for Kim--depicted with a pig nose and snout and Mickey Mouse’s face on his stomach—for “threatening world peace with ICBMs and Nuclear weapons; Wasting money while his people starve to death; Concentration Camps and the worst human rights violation in the world.”

    April 4, 2013 12:20 PM

  17. REMEMBER HIM? $5M Reward for Joseph Kony Joseph Kony in November 2006 in Southern Sudan. (Stuart Price/AFP/Getty)

    16. $5M Reward for Joseph Kony

    The viral video sensation may have died down, but Joseph Kony remains on the loose. The U.S. on Wednesday offered a bounty of up to $5 million for the capture of the African warlord. The announcement came shortly after the U.S. and Uganda were forced to end their two-year search for Kony after rebels gained power in the Central African Republic, where Kony is believed to be hiding. The money comes from the State Department’s newly expanded War Crimes Rewards Program. There are also bounties out for two fellow members of Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen.

    April 4, 2013 7:00 AM

  18. DEADLY SCHEME Craigslist Killer Sentenced to Death Beasley and his mother react after he was recommended for the death penalty on March 20. (Pool photo by Michael Chritton)

    17. Craigslist Killer Sentenced to Death

    Craigslist killer Richard Beasley has been sentenced to death, Thursday, for the murder of three men in southeast Ohio. The 53-year-old was convicted of joining forces with a teenager in 2011 in a twisted plot to lure victims with a fake Craigslist ad for farmhand jobs. Beasley's partner in crime, Brogan Rafferty, will not be joining him on death row. Sixteen years old at the time of conviction, Rafferty was too young to receive the death penalty and instead will spend his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    April 4, 2013 11:16 AM

  19. NOT COMING OUT Daddy Yankee: I’m Not Gay! Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee performs on Feb 25. (Luis Hidalgo/AP)

    18. Daddy Yankee: I’m Not Gay!

    A publicist for Daddy Yankee insisted that the Puerto Rican reggae star is not gay, despite rumors lighting up the Internet on Wednesday. Photos of a man who resembles Daddy Yankee kissing another man showed up online Wednesday, causing many to speculate that he is gay. According to some media reports, Daddy Yankee issued a statement that he is gay, but then other media outlets reported that he gave a press conference where he said, “The Internet is where the lies become truth and truth becomes myth.” Daddy Yankee first became the subject of rumors when he gave a press conference where he said he had members on “my team” who are gay, and he “respects them entirely.”

    April 4, 2013 8:13 AM

  20. LIVE FREE OR DIE Rand Paul Heads to New Hampshire Senator Rand Paul on March 19. (Alex Wong/Getty)

    19. Rand Paul Heads to New Hampshire

    It’s never too early, Rand Paul. The Kentucky senator announced Wednesday that he will visit New Hampshire next month, making him the first of the potential 2016 candidates to take a trip to the state that holds the symbolic first primary. Paul will deliver the keynote address at the New Hampshire GOP’s first-ever Liberty Dinner on May 20. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is also scheduled to attend. Given the state’s libertarian leanings, Paul should fit right in.

    April 4, 2013 7:03 AM

  21. CROSSOVER Brittney Griner to Mark Cuban: Call Me Baylor's Brittney Griner in press conference on March 30. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

    20. Brittney Griner to Mark Cuban: Call Me

    Don’t miss this shot, Brittney Griner. The Baylor basketball star tweeted Wednesday “when do I show up for try-outs!!!” to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after he said he is willing to sign her for the team’s summer-league squad. While some have called it a publicity stunt, Griner has the second-best scoring record in women’s college basketball and a record 748 blocks. Cuban said he leans toward drafting her “just to see if she could do it,” and “you never know until you give someone a chance.” Women’s-basketball pioneer Nancy Lieberman, who went to two NBA summer leagues in the 1980s, encouraged Griner to go for it, saying “There’s no downside in trying.” But UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, considered one of the best coaches in women’s basketball, called drafting Griner “ludicrous.”

    April 4, 2013 7:44 AM

  22. ‘DEATH TRAP’ Dozens Die in Argentine Floods Flooded streets on La Plata, Argentina on Wednesday. (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

    21. Dozens Die in Argentine Floods

    Flash flooding from a storm in Argentina has killed at least 50 people as emergency workers Thursday tried to save those stranded in Buenos Aires and La Plata. “We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Daniel Scioli, a provincial governor. “People were taken by surprise, and some didn’t have time to escape this deadly trap.” The government has declared three days of mourning, calling the flooding “an unprecedented catastrophe.” Most of the victims had been elderly people who drowned in the homes, although only half the bodies have been identified. More than 3,000 were evacuated, and 80,000 still do not have electricity. An estimated 16 inches of rain was dumped on La Plata on Tuesday night.

    April 4, 2013 7:07 AM

  23. LOCKDOWN Civilian Shot Dead at Fort Knox Chaffee Gate entrance to Fort Knox. (US Army/AP)

    22. Civilian Shot Dead at Fort Knox

    An Army civilian employee was shot and killed at Fort Knox in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, leading to a temporary lockdown on the base. A spokesman for U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command said the killing was “not a random act of violence.” An FBI spokesman said two agents had been dispatched to the facility to assist in the investigation, which is home to more than 40,000 military personnel, families, and civilian employees. The victim’s name is being withheld for 24 hours until the family is contacted.

    April 4, 2013 6:40 AM

  24. CRISIS North Korea Blocks Border Crossing S. Korean soldier at military check point in Paju on Thursday. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

    23. North Korea Blocks Border Crossing

    As if things couldn’t get any more tense, North Korea has reportedly moved a missile to the east coast, but South Korea says it isn’t cabable of reaching the United States. Kim Jong-un also closed the border crossing at Kaesong and demanded notice of when the industrial complex’s hundreds of workers from the South would leave. North Korea’s state news agency again threatened to close the complex, despite that it is a key moneymaker for the country. On Wednesday the U.S. boosted its nuclear defense system against North Korea and deployed an advanced missile defense system to Guam as a precaution. And the situation keeps getting more grim, as one of North Korea’s last allies, China, voiced “serious concern” Wednesday.

    April 4, 2013 6:35 AM