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  1. unidentified Officials Search for 9/11 Remains New York City Police Department/AP

    1. Officials Search for 9/11 Remains

    After a landing gear thought to be from one of the planes used in the 9/11 attack was found by construction crews Wednesday, the medical examiner has announced plans to search for human remains in the area. The police have specified the area—between a mosque and luxury rental building—a crime scene and construction has been halted until an investigation can be carried out. "The finding of this landing gear," said former fire department deputy chief Jim Riches, "just goes to show that we need federal people in here to do a comprehensive, full search of lower Manhattan to make sure that we don't get any more surprises,"

    April 27, 2013 4:41 PM

  2. caught on tape Russia Wiretapped Boston Suspect The Lowell Sun & Robin Young/AP

    2. Russia Wiretapped Boston Suspect

    One of the Boston bombing suspects was recorded vaguely discussing jihad with his mother in 2011, and later, a second call was recorded between the mother and a man being investigated by the FBI in southern Russia. U.S. officials told the Associated Press that Russian authorities released this information with American intelligence in the past few days.

    April 27, 2013 5:15 PM

  3. KARATE KID Second Ricin Suspect Arrested Officers looking for Dutschke on Thursday. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

    3. Second Ricin Suspect Arrested

    This politician-poisoning case has moved its focus from Elvis impersonator to martial arts instructor. A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the ricin-laced letters that were sent to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker last week. The previous suspect, Kevin Curtis, was arrested and then released on Tuesday when no incriminating evidence was found. Tupelo police chief said Everett Dutschke was arrested early Saturday morning after his home and former martial arts studio were searched.

    April 27, 2013 11:17 AM

  4. SUPER FLY FAA Ends Air Traffic Furloughs David McNew

    4. FAA Ends Air Traffic Furloughs

    Kick off your shoes and remove your laptop, air traffic control is back in business. After Congress voted Friday to end the sequester-caused furloughs that led to thousands of delayed flights and fuming passengers this week, the Federal Aviation Administration made it official Saturday. Officials from the FAA announced they would be suspending the unpaid vacations—effective immediately—thereby returning air traffic facilities to their normal staffing levels. Regular operations will be back up by Sunday evening. Now we only have the usual delays to worry about.

    April 27, 2013 2:28 PM

  5. AFGHANISTAN NATO Plane Crash Kills Four Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty

    5. NATO Plane Crash Kills Four

    Four international NATO service members died on Saturday when their plane crashed in southern Afghanistan, reports the organization. Although there was no enemy activity reported in the area, the crash site has been secured and an investigation started. Thus far, neither the nationalities of the victims nor the exact location of the site have been released. In a statement to the press, the deputy governor of the southern Zabul province simply said that a foreign aircraft had crashed in the Shah Joy district.

    April 27, 2013 1:26 PM

  6. PROGRESS LDS Church Backs Gay Boy Scouts Boy Scouts rally and vigil in Dallas, Texas on Feb. 6. (Richard W. Rodriguez/AP)

    6. LDS Church Backs Gay Boy Scouts

    The Boy Scouts of America's proposal to admit gay scouts looks like it will be moving forward after the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints unofficially endorsed the move on Thursday. The LDS Church, better known as the Mormon Church, is the country's largest scout sponsor, supporting 25 percent of the country's troops. The initial statement from the LDS was vague, calling the proposal "thoughtful" and saying it contained "positive things.” A spokesman then clarified the statement Friday, saying the church does support the proposal, and will continue its relationship with the Boy Scouts. The final decision will be made at the group's annual meeting, set to begin May 22.

    April 27, 2013 11:10 AM

  7. HUNGER STRIKE Red Cross Arrives at Guantánamo Soldiers near detainees' cells in Guantanamo on April 18. (Suzette Laboy/AP)

    7. Red Cross Arrives at Guantánamo

    A three-month long hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay—the gruesome details of which were exposed by The New York Times—escalated this week, prompting the Red Cross to step in. The U.S. military said Saturday that the number of strikers has reached 100, one fifth of whom are being force fed nutrients through feeding tubes. The strike has caught the attention of many humanitarian organizations, including the Red Cross, which sent five inspectors to the prison camp Saturday. The group's "ad-hoc assessment visit" was sparked by the news that the majority of prisoners had been put in single-cell lockdown. It is the organization's 93rd visit to the prison since it opened in 2002.

    April 27, 2013 10:16 AM

  8. ARE WE THERE YET? Defense Cuts Stall Economic Growth Store clerk in East Aurora, N.Y. on Feb. 25. (David Duprey/AP)

    8. Defense Cuts Stall Economic Growth

    New government data released Friday proves the economy is alive—but not quite kicking. The report shows that the gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent during the first three months, a number that economists worry may be a sign of a soon-to-be stalled economy. Officials blame an 11.5 percent annual drop-off in military spending—a product of ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—for the slowed growth. Combined with another even larger cut in military spending last year, it’s the most drastic drop in defense expenditures America has seen since the Korean War. The slowdown is simply another product of the infamous sequester, experts say, which is expected to cut half a percentage point off this year's growth.

    April 27, 2013 11:07 AM

  9. DANCE FOREVER School Holds First Integrated Prom Corbis

    9. School Holds First Integrated Prom

    In the rural deep South, racial segregation is dying a slow death. Georgia's Wilcox County High School is helping fight for change, holding its first-ever integrated prom this weekend. Although a "white prom" was held, nearly half the school registered for this weekend's version. The prom was spearheaded by a group of four girls who campaigned at school and online (their Facebook group has 24,000 likes). They were able to raise enough for a ballroom rental, gift bags, and food. DJs and photographers from all over the country volunteered their services for the night. The school board plans to vote soon on making proms official school events, prohibiting segregation in the future.

    April 27, 2013 11:16 AM

  10. Nostalgia Iconic American Girl Dolls Shelved Tim Boyle/Getty Images News

    10. American Girl Shelves Iconic Dolls

    Goodbye, outdated-yet-inspiring American Girl dolls. The iconic brand (now owned by Mattel) is shelving three beloved original dolls: Molly (the World War II patriot), Kirsten (the Scandinavian farmer), and Samantha (the Victorian aristocrat). The remaining girls—like Lanie the amateur gardener and McKenna the gymnast—are less historical and more "just like you!" But where are the fiesty gals tackling social and political issues with their backstories and accompanying books. What makes the American Girl brand so great, argues Amy Schiller in The Atlantic, is how "the original dolls confronted some of the most heated issues of their respective times." The current toys, she writes, are "more like a stylish accessory."

    April 27, 2013 11:42 AM

  11. Cyber Love Martha Stewart: I Tried Match.com Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment

    11. Martha Stewart: I Looked for Love on Match.com

    She may be queen of the kitchen, but Martha Stewart recently told NBC’s the Today show that she’s feeling rather unlucky in love. In her search for Mr. Right, the 71-year-old mogul even tried to get into online dating, filling out an application on Match.com (which is owned by Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s parent company, IAC). But she only got halfway through the compatibility questions before she gave up, she told Matt Lauer, in an interview set to air next week. “I started to laugh halfway down the page. It was, like, impossible,” she said. No word on whether Match would have made an exception for the domestic diva and waived the “no felony convictions” requirement.

    April 27, 2013 11:44 AM

  12. THE SOBRIETY GAMES Report: Actor Jeffrey Wright Gets DWI Wright in New York City on Friday. (Neilson Barnard/Getty for 2013 Tribeca Film Festival)

    12. Report: Actor Jeffrey Wright Gets DWI

    This probably isn't the kind of publicity Hunger Games producers were looking for. Character actor Jeffrey Wright, who will be playing Beetee in the upcoming second installment of the movie franchise, was allegedly arrested for driving while intoxicated on Saturday morning. Police reportedly spoke with the actor and then administered a field sobriety test after smelling alcohol on his breath. This is a story that probably won't be mentioned on the press tour.

    April 27, 2013 11:20 AM

  13. FATAL FIRE

    13. Five Killed in Georgia House Fire

    Five people—including four children below the age of six—were killed Friday night after the home in which they were staying caught fire. Firefighters who arrived on the scene say the Georgia home was “engulfed” in flames, leaving them unable to save Alonna McCrary, 28, and the four young children with her—two of which are believed to be her own.  The children ranged in age from one to five-years-old. Investigators are now looking into the cause of fire.

    April 27, 2013 10:10 AM

  14. FOUL PLAY Bangladesh Factory Owners Surrender Relatives of building collapse victim on Saturday in Dhaka. (Kevin Frayer/AP)

    14. Bangladesh Factory Owners Surrender

    The owners of a Bangladesh garment factory that collapsed Wednesday—killing at least 336 people and wounding upwards of 1000—surrendered to police on Saturday. Mahbubur Rahman Tapas and Balzul Samad Adnan—the two men who owned the building—allegedly forced staff to work there even after being warned of dangerous visible cracks in the eight-story structure. They now stand accused of "death due to negligence." As the number of dead continues to rise, rescue workers are frantically searching for survivors among the rubble. At least 600 of the 3,000 total workers are still missing. 

    April 27, 2013 10:12 AM

  15. #NODEAL LivingSocial Falls Victim to Cyberattack LivingSocial's offices in Washington DC. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

    15. LivingSocial Falls Victim to Cyberattack

    Hacking season is in full bloom. On the heels of a high-level hacking of the AP’s Twitter account, discount company LivingSocial.com announced Friday that it had been hacked. Attackers were able to access the names, e-mail addresses, birthdays, and encrypted passwords of at least 50 million of the site's customers. As a security measure, the company’s CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy reached out to all customers via email asking them to reset their passwords. Who knew coupons could be so dangerous?

    April 27, 2013 11:12 AM

  16. FLASHBACK Cameron: Wales Government ‘Muppet Show’ Prime Minister Cameron on Wednesday outside 10 Downing in London. (Alastair Grant/AP)

    16. Cameron: Wales Government ‘Muppet Show’

    Someone's got a craving for television from the 80s. British Prime Minister David Cameron attacked the Welsh government on Saturday in a speech to the Welsh Conservative Conference, saying, "Wales needed the A-Team but got the Muppet Show." The comment was part of Cameron's argument that the U.K. is losing out on economic success to countries with more drive. Or maybe he's just criticizing the government's taste in TV shows.

    April 27, 2013 11:14 AM

  17. Resilience Bangladesh’s Miracle Baby MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

    17. Woman Gave Birth Trapped Beneath Bangladesh Factory Rubble

    A rescuer who helped pull workers from the rubble of a terrifying garment-factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, told the U.K. Telegraph that a woman and her tiny new baby were among those rescued earlier this week. According to the man, the mother gave birth to a baby boy while trapped underneath the debris. They were rescued after six hours. The mother did not appear to have suffered serious injuries. “The baby was crying,” he told The Telegraph. “The umbilical chord was still there.” Rescuers continue to search for survivors among the concrete and steel debris, and one said he thought more than 100 people could still be trapped inside the building, even as officials say the victims would have difficulty going for more than 72 hours without food or water.

    April 27, 2013 11:40 AM

  18. Fight Night Bloodsports and Race Baiting Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen on Friday. (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC, via Getty)

    18. Bloodsports and Race Baiting

    The UFC title bout tonight shows how MMA has inherited boxing’s tradition of using racial pride (and hate) to raise interest in two men pummeling one another. Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones will face off for the UFC's 205-pound title in New Jersey—the result of a public relations campaign utilizing race-baiting to sell an absurd fight. Given Sonnen's low chances of beating Jones, an undefeated champion, their face-off is a prime example of how toxic the sport's rhetoric and hype-making machine has become.

     

    April 27, 2013 3:07 PM

  19. DISCOVERY 9/11 Plane Part Found in NYC? Mark Lennihan/AP

    19. 9/11 Plane Part Found in NYC?

    More than 11 years after 9/11, a piece of one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center towers may have turned up in lower Manhattan. Two law enforcement sources tell NBC New York that the five-foot-long piece of debris was found stuck in a narrow alley between two buildings in lower Manhattan. (One building, 51 Park Place, is the site of the controversial “ground zero mosque.”) The plane part, apparently landing gear, has the word “Boeing” stamped on it along with some numbers. The NYPD has now blocked off the area—if the part indeed belongs to a 9/11 plane, one source said, “it would be a crime scene.”

    April 26, 2013 4:35 PM