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  1. You Had One Job... Airman Charged With Sexual Battery

    1. Airman Charged With Sexual Battery

    The chief of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response branch of the U.S. Air Force has been charged with ... wait for it ... sexual battery. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski was arrested Sunday night in Arlington, Virginia, after drunkenly fondling a woman in a parking lot, according to police reports. When she tried to fight him off, he tried to grab her again. The 41-year-old has been removed from his post and is being held on $5,000 unsecured bond.

    May 6, 2013 5:14 PM

  2. desperate times? Senate Passes Online Sales Tax Matt Cardy / Getty Images

    2. Senate Passes Online Sales Tax

    The U.S. Senate took a cue from retailers and states by passing a bill that would subject online shopping to state sales tax, with 69 to 27 in favor. States currently can only require online retailers to collect tax if the store has a brick-and-mortar setup in the state. President Obama has voiced support for this measure, but it is expected to be a tougher sell in the House, where conservatives view it as a tax increase.

    May 6, 2013 7:51 PM

  3. HOUSE ARREST Dzhokhar’s Friend Can Be Freed From Custody Darren McCollester

    3. Dzhokhar’s Friend Can Be Freed

    Prosecutors have said that Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, can be freed from jail on $100,000 bail on the condition that he be placed under house arrest and wear a monitoring ankle bracelet while awaiting trial. Phillipos, 19, was arrested by the feds last week for lying to investigators about the disposal of Tsarnaev’s belongings—a backpack containing emptied fireworks and his computer—after Tsarnaev was named a suspect. In affidavits, Phillipos’s friends and attorney claim he was “frightened and confused” when questioned by the FBI. Two other friends, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, were also charged last week with conspiring to obstruct justice in removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after the bombing.

    May 6, 2013 11:59 AM

  4. INCREDIBLE Missing Girls Found After Ten Years Tony Dejak/AP

    4. Missing Girls Found After Ten Years

    This should give hope to desperate families everywhere. Cleveland police say they've found three missing women who disappeared as teens from the same neigborhood around the turn of the century. Michelle Knight, now 32, disappeared in 2002; Amanda Berry, 27, was last seen in 2003; Gina DeJesus, 23, went missing in 2004. The women were found in a house along with several children after Berry made a frantic 911 call, saying she had been kidnapped, "missing for ten years," and knew she had been "in the news." The three women have since checked into a local hospital and three brothers have been arrested. Neighbors said the house was always dark, with boarded-up windows, and that a man always entered through the back door. 

    Listen to Amanda Berry's 9-1-1 call.

    May 7, 2013 7:00 AM

  5. Out of Hiding Alleged Auschwitz Guard Arrested AP

    5. Alleged Auschwitz Guard Arrested

    An elderly man was arrested by German authorities on Monday, for allegedly serving as a guard at the infamous Auschwitz death camp. Hans Lipschis was deported from the U.S. in 1983 for lying about his past, and authorities now say there is "compelling evidence" the 93-year-old committed crimes there between 1941 to 1945. Lipschis claims he was a cook at the camp, and is being held in detention.

    May 6, 2013 5:10 PM

  6. AFTER THE FACT Benghazi ‘Whistleblower’ Claims Clinton Cover-up Saul Leob/AFP/Getty

    6. ‘Whistleblower’ Claims Clinton Cover-up

    Mark I. Thompson, a self-described whistleblower in the Benghazi hearings, will testify on Wednesday that then-secretary of State Hillary Clinton intentionally cut out the counterterrorism bureau from communication on the attack. Thompson, deputy coordinator for operations in the bureau, leaked the scoop to Fox News, claiming he was threatened by unnamed State Department officials about coming clean in public. Rep. Jason Chavetz (R–Utah) said Clinton put politics above security the night of the attack, while Greg Hicks, the second-highest-ranking American official in Libya, told investigators he thought it was an act of terrorism from the beginning. A State Department spokesman called the officials’ allegation “100 percent false,” while Clinton’s camp also denied the charges.  

    May 6, 2013 10:49 AM

  7. Outbreak Sex ‘Superbug’ Discovered in Hawaii Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

    7. Sex ‘Superbug’ Discovered in Hawaii

    Say aloha to the new sex “superbug.” A drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea has been confirmed in Hawaii, and doctors are warning that it has the potential to be “a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect people more quickly.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking $50 million from Congress to research an antibiotic that could treat the disease. Called HO41, the “sex superbug” was first discovered in Japan in 2011 and now has spread to Hawaii, California, and Norway.

    May 6, 2013 9:40 AM

  8. BOO-TUBE YouTube to Start Charging Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

    8. YouTube to Start Charging

    Get your YouTube watching on this week—pretty soon, you might be paying. The Google-owned video site will reportedly be launching a paid-for-subscription service as early as this week, sources tell the Daily Mail. When the change takes effect, as many as 50 channels may be subscription only—costing upward of $1.99 for an individual one-month channel subscription.

    May 6, 2013 7:11 AM

  9. SHADY Israel Assuaged Assad SANA/AP

    9. Israel Assuaged Assad

    As Syrian anger over Israel’s airstrike continues to escalate, new details about the attack are shedding light on Israel’s shaky plan. After claiming responsibility for the incident in Damascus, the Israeli government allegedly attempted to calm President Bashar al-Assad by telling him that their intention was not to “weaken him.” Previous statements by Israel suggest the opposite. Speaking to press Saturday, the Israeli government said the attack was aimed at a shipment of weapons headed to Hezbollah—a Shia Islamist militant group and one of Assad’s strongest allies. Officials claim Israel’s actions are an attempt to avoid taking sides in Syria’s bloody two-year civil war, which has already left more than 700,000 dead.

    May 6, 2013 6:53 AM

  10. Sentenced Lauryn Hill Gets Jail Time Kena Betancur/Getty

    10. Lauryn Hill Gets Jail Time

    Lauryn Hill is getting her education the hard way. The soulful Grammy winner was sentenced to three months in prison and three months under house arrest for failing to pay taxes on almost $1 million. The 37-year-old singer pled guilty, testifying that she meant to pay, but wasn’t able to when she dropped out of the music business. According to Hill’s attorney, she later paid $970,000 on state and federal tax liabilities. “I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that,” she said on Monday.

    May 6, 2013 5:57 PM

  11. MA-MA Study: Go Suck a Pacifier KidStock/Blend Images, via Corbis

    11. Study: Go Suck a Pacifier

    If you’ve ever wanted to suck on your kid’s pacifier, good news: you not only can but you should. According to a small new study, young children whose parents used their own saliva to disinfect their pacifiers—by sucking on them—are less likely to suffer from asthma and rashes. While the research doesn’t necessarily mean that parents who suck on their kid’s pacifiers can prevent such conditions, researchers suggest that the bacteria they leave on the device can “foster immunity.” Suck away.

    May 6, 2013 7:13 AM

  12. GOLDEN BOY ‘Iron Man 3’ Nets $175M

    12. ‘Iron Man 3’ Nets $175M

    Iron Man 3 is bringing the party to you. Iron Man 3 brought in in $175.3 million in its opening weekend, the second-biggest debut ever, behind last year’s Avengers’s $207 million opener. The Robert Downey Jr. action flick opened last week overseas, already earning $504.8 million—bringing its overall haul so far to $680.1 million.

    May 5, 2013 1:50 PM

  13. GRISLY DETAILS Limo Driver: ‘So Many Flames’ Jane Tyska/Oakland Tribune/MCT, via Landov

    13. Limo Driver: ‘So Many Flames’

    The driver of a limo that caught fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge—taking the lives of a newlywed and four of her bridesmaids—shed new light on the horrific incident Monday. “There were just so many flames,” Orville Brown told the Associated Press. “Within 90 seconds, the car was fully engulfed.” Brown said he mistook one woman’s call of “smoke” from the backseat as her wanting to smoke a cigarette. By the time he noticed the fire, “it was almost impossible for them to get out.” The Foster City Fire Department is investigating what caused the fire.

    May 6, 2013 12:10 PM

  14. Filthy Politics

    14. Mayor: I Was Sexually Accosted by Hispanic Girls

    Jersey City’s mayor, Jerramiah Healy, was photographed naked and passed out on his front porch shortly before the 2004 mayoral election. Saying he was too drunk at the time to remember, he won anyway.  But, wait, it gets better. Now that he is in a tight race for reelection he inexplicably revived the evening in yesterday’s Star Ledger with a new explanation: investigating a noise at 2 in the morning wrapped in a towel, Hizzoner says that “three Hispanic girls” ripped off the towel and proceeded to do “filthy” things. A rally is planned at city hall with an incensed Hispanic community looking for an apology. Healy, who last made national news resisting arrest after becoming involved in a bar scuffle at the Jersey Shore, probably should have stuck with the original “too drunk” excuse. It worked for Reese Witherspoon, anyway.

    May 6, 2013 12:07 PM

  15. DO IT YOURSELF Al Qaeda Perfecting Homegrown Terrorism Bob Leonard/AP

    15. Al Qaeda Perfecting Homegrown Terrorism

    In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, al Qaeda has developed a sophisticated online education for followers to plan smaller-scale attacks, reveals a new report in the The New York Times. The master of homegrown education in America—who may have been the Tsarnaev brothers’ inspiration—is the late Samir Khan, an American member of al Qaeda killed in a 2011 drone strike. “I strongly recommend all of the brothers and sisters coming from the West to consider attacking America in its own backyard,” Khan wrote in an online tutorial. The living suspect of the Boston attack, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, remains in a medical prison facility.

    May 6, 2013 6:50 AM

  16. IN MEMORY Soccer Ref’s Family Hosts Vigil Rick Bowmer/AP

    16. Soccer Ref’s Family Hosts Vigil

    The family of a Utah soccer referee, who died after getting punched in the head by a player, held a vigil in his honor Sunday night. At least 100 family and friends held candles and signs on Ricardo Portillo’s front lawn, wearing shirts that said “In loving memory of Ricky.” Speaking to the crowd of supporters, Portillo’s eldest daughter, Johana, said it’s too soon to forgive the 17-year-old who unleashed his anger on her father. “I will, but not today; it’s too soon,” she said. The player accused of killing the ref is currently awaiting trial in juvenile detention.

    May 6, 2013 7:08 AM


    17. Bride, Friends Die in Limo Fire

    A newly married bride and four of her friends were killed late Saturday night when a limo carrying them burst into flames while on a San Francisco bridge. Five others, including the male driver, escaped. Police said all of the women were in their 30s and 40s. According to police, smoke started coming out of the back of the limo, causing the driver to pull over. The limo was soon engulfed in flames, and the five women became trapped while four others managed to escape. Police said they are investigating the cause of the fire, which was not related to an accident. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

    May 5, 2013 5:45 PM

  18. UPRISING A Dozen Dead in Dhaka Rahul Talukder/AP

    18. A Dozen Dead in Dhaka

    Authorities say at least 15 are dead and more than 60 wounded following a clash between police and Islamist protesters in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. Led by Hefazat-e Islam, the protesters took to the streets to demand stricter laws against those who insult Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets, and stun grenades to disperse the tens of thousands rioting. A spokesman for police told reporters Monday morning that the harsh tactics were a last resort. “We were forced to act,” he said. The incident was unrelated to Bangladesh’s deadly April 24 factory collapse.

    May 6, 2013 6:55 AM

  19. PAY-PER-VIEW $200 to Watch Jodi Arias Trial Pool photo by Rob Schumacher

    19. $200 to Watch Jodi Arias Trial

    The trial of Arizona woman Jodi Arias—charged with viciously stabbing her boyfriend to death—may be nearing its end, as jurors resume deliberations Monday. But for some in Arizona, the fun has just begun. Cable networks and fans from all across America have descended on Phoenix, where some are paying as much as $200 to get a sidewalk seat to the drama. Closing arguments for the case concluded on Friday, leaving jurors to deliberate over whether the 32-year-old Arias should be charged with first-degree murder. Meanwhile, fans continue to pore over the case, asking for autographs from the key players leaving the courtroom. 

    May 6, 2013 6:57 AM

  20. BELIEVE IT Bieber Grabbed on Stage in Dubai KARIM SAHIB

    20. Bieber Grabbed on Stage in Dubai

    Just two days after an E! News Twitter hack suggested 19-year-old singer Justin Bieber was gay, the Canadian pop star was startled by a male fan who jumped on stage, grabbed him, and toppled his piano. The incident, which occurred at the end of a concert he was hosting in Dubai, didn’t stop the baby oh’er from finishing the show. After running to the side of the stage, where security guards could tackle the man, Bieber escaped to safety. Although visibly shaken, he pulled it together to deliver one of his classics: “Baby.”

    May 6, 2013 6:41 AM

  21. Little Blue Pill

    21. Viagra Spam on NRCC Website

    The National Republican Congressional Committee’s website was hacked over the weekend, with its youth-baiting, BuzzFeed-style content like “7 Tweets That Show Just How Painful Obama’s Press Conference Was” replaced with spam for Viagra and Cialis. “In other words, the hackers attacked Republicans’ young people’s website with spam directed at the GOP’s traditional demographic, old men,” says The Atlantic Wire’s Elspeth Reeve. The hack was first spotted on Sunday night but was quickly fixed Monday morning.

    May 6, 2013 12:10 PM