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  1. NYET Russia Hid Tsarnaev's Text Messages FBI

    1. Russia Hid Tsarnaev's Text Messages

    The Kremlin warned the U.S. about Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011—but they held back some crucial information according to a new report in The Wall Street Journai. U.S. officials tell the paper that Russia neglected to mention several text messages sent by Tsarnaev's mother to a relative in Russia suggesting that Tamerlan was interested in joining militant groups. Such specific information could have spurred a more in-depth investigation on the FBI's part. Of course, the paper notes, incomplete data-sharing goes both ways. Can't we just get along?

    May 10, 2013 8:36 PM

  2. Call Jiffy Lube? Int'l Spacestation Springs a Leak Paolo Nespoli/NASA, via AP

    2. Int'l Spacestation Springs a Leak

    There must not be AAA in space. After a radiator leak at the International Space Station began sending white flakes of ammonia into space, a NASA spokesman said an emergency spacewalk may be necessary to fix the problem. Though the spokesman called the spacewalk only a “possibility,” astronauts at the space station are sending tweets that make the ordeal seem a certainty: “Good Morning, Earth! Big change in plans, spacewalk tomorrow, Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn are getting suits and airlock ready. Cool!”  

    May 10, 2013 10:56 AM

  3. CLEVELAND KIDNAPPING Death Penalty for Ariel Castro? Ariel Castro in court on Thursday. (Tony Dejak/AP)

    3. Death Penalty for Ariel Castro?

    Ohio prosecutors announced Friday that they may consider pursuing the death penalty for Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of holding Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus captive for a decade. “The horrific brutality that the victims endured is beyond comprehension,” said prosecutor Timothy McGinty. “The law of Ohio calls for the death penalty for those most depraved criminals who commit aggravated murder during the course of a kidnapping,” he continued. While Castro, 52, currently faces only four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape, a leaked police report exposing grisly details of forced miscarriages suggests he may face hundreds more.

    May 10, 2013 9:05 AM

  4. Signing Off NBC Cancels 'Rock Center' Mike McGregor

    4. NBC Cancels 'Rock Center'

    Does this mean BriWi might have time for a cameo on Girls now? NBC announced on Friday the cancellation of its Brian Williams-anchored newsmagazine program Rock Center. The axing comes in anticipation of NBC's new primetime schedule, which is expected to be announced on Monday. Rock Center's ratings were always dangeously low and suffered further from switching time slots five times. "I'm so proud of the work we did," Williams said in a statement. "Our people got shot at for this broadcast. They pulled countless all-nighters. They investigated, cajoled, hustled and cared deeply. They won awards, won the respect of their colleagues and produced great television journalism." The last episode of Rock Center is expected to air in June.

    May 10, 2013 7:19 PM

  5. Climate Crisis Carbon Dioxide Hits Record Mark Tony Marshall / Getty Images

    5. Carbon Dioxide Hits Record Mark

    Some records we’d prefer not to be broken. Carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time since the U.S. government began recording the concentration of the gas in the air, and likely the first time in millions of years. High levels of carbon dioxide traps heat in the atmosphere and increases global temperatures. The last time it reached 400 parts per million was in the epoch called the Pliocene at least 3 million years ago, when sea levels may have been as much as 60 to 80 feet higher than they are today. For all of human civilization, carbon-dioxide levels have hovered around 280 parts per million.

    May 10, 2013 3:25 PM

  6. BANGLADESH Garment Worker Rescued After 17 Days Worker rescued from collapsed building in Dhaka on Friday. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty)

    6. Garment Worker Rescued After 17 Days

    A woman was rescued alive from beneath the rubble of the collapsed garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday. It’s been over two weeks since the disaster, and the death toll has officially risen from 15 to 1,034—making the accident the worst the garment industry has ever seen. The rescued woman, identified as Reshma, said she was able to survive on rationed bottles of water and dried food she found near where she was trapped. “It’s pretty impressive,” an associate professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins told CBS, noting that it’s rare for rescues of these kind to last beyond a few days. “Some people would call it a miracle.”

    May 10, 2013 2:00 PM

  7. Boston Bombing Tsarnaev’s Burial Site Revealed Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (File, via AP)

    7. Tsarnaev’s Burial Site Revealed

    When Boston police praised a “courageous and compassionate individual” for helping find a burial site for bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, they were talking about Martha Mullen of Richmond, Virginia. Mullen tells The Boston Globe that she became upset when she heard that people were protesting the burial of the marathon bombing suspect and started searching for a suitable site. “The fact that people were picketing this poor man [funeral director Peter Stefan] who was just trying to help really upset me,” she said. “Jesus says [to] love our enemies.” She found the Al-Barzakh Cemetery in Doswell, Virginia, and put them in touch with the Worcester police, who were guarding the funeral home where Tsarnaev’s body was being kept.

    May 10, 2013 5:20 PM

  8. TAX-TAKEBACKSIES IRS: Sorry for Targeting Conservatives Susan Walsh/AP

    8. IRS: Sorry for Targeting Conservatives

    The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for inappropriately “flagging” conservative political organizations who submitted applications containing the words “tea party” or “patriot.” Their startling confession backs myriad complaints from conservative groups who claim that they were unjustly harassed by the IRS in 2012. Speaking to a conference in Washington, Lois Lerner, director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS, said that it was a group of low-level workers in Cincinnati who launched the procedure—one that she admits was wrong.

    May 10, 2013 11:16 AM

  9. Red Pen State Dept. Edited Benghazi Documents Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    9. State Dept. Edited Benghazi Documents

    It’s been clear for awhile that the White House’s talking points on the terror attack in Benghazi last fall were flawed. Now it’s come out that they were edited that way. According to ABC News, the talking points were extensively edited—going through at least 12 drafts—from the point at which they were written by the CIA and intelligence officials to the final version that reached the Congress and Susan Rice, who then trumpeted them on talk shows. The State Department reportedly gave extensive input on the final version, including requests to scrub all references to the al Qaeda affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia and CIA warnings about terror threats in the months before the Benghazi attack.

    May 10, 2013 10:22 AM

  10. Unpopular Opinion Poll: Americans Hate Justin Bieber KARIM SAHIB / AFP

    10. Poll: Americans Hate Justin Bieber

    Taking a break from presidential oddsmaking, Public Policy Polling released the results of a different, equally important survey: How do Americans feel about Justin Bieber? In a music-oriented poll, the petulant pop star was among the artists rated unfavorably by 50 percent or more of respondents. (Chris Brown and Lady Gaga suffered the same fate.) Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyoncé, and Justin Timberlake were among the most liked, with Timberlake finishing first among artists Americans would most like to see as president. Among the poll's other interesting findings: 75 percent of Americans have not been to "the club," and 68 percent dislike rap.

    May 10, 2013 12:28 PM

  11. TRAGIC Olympic Sailor Killed in Capsize Catamaran capsized in San Francisco on Thursday. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

    11. Olympic Sailor Killed in Capsize

    British Olympic sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson had been training for the America’s Cup with the Swedish Artemis Racing team when their boat capsized in the San Francisco Bay, killing the 36-year-old double medalist. While all 10 of Simpson’s fellow crew members survived the accident, attempts to revive him once he was removed from the water failed. “The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened,” Artemis’s chief executive said. “Our prayers are with Andrew Simpson’s family, his wife and kids, and also the rest of my teammates. It’s a shocking experience to go through, and we have a lot to deal with in the next few days in terms of assuring everybody’s well being.”

    May 10, 2013 7:19 AM

  12. They're Real! Kate Upton Covers ‘Vogue’ Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images

    12. Kate Upton Covers ‘Vogue’

    Kate Upton is Vogue’s latest cover model, and in the accompanying profile she talks about social media, the modeling industry, and, of course, her breasts. “They’re natural!” she says. She also spoke against the criticism she’s received for having a curvier figure than most models. “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size.” Upton wears a swimsuit on the magazine cover, which taglines her as the “American Dream Girl.”

    May 10, 2013 3:14 PM

  13. DISAPPEARED Carnival Cruise Couple Missing Carnival Spirit at Sydney's Circular Quay on Thursday. (William West/AFP/Getty)

    13. Carnival Cruise Couple Missing

    Another blemish for Carnival Cruise Lines: the search for a couple who disappeared from the Carnival Spirit cruise ship has been called off, as authorities have determined that the two passengers likely jumped or fell overboard. The 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman who had been traveling with family and friends were reported missing Thursday, after the ship ended its 10-night cruise in Sydney. “We believe that they were up mid-deck, which is halfway up the side of the ship, which is quite a way to fall,” the New South Wales police superintendent said.

    May 10, 2013 10:14 AM

  14. MAKING THE CASE N. Korea Rebukes Jailed American Broadcast showing Bae watching in Seoul station on May 2. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

    14. N. Korea Rebukes Jailed American

    Kenneth Bae, the Korean-American man who has been detained in North Korea since November and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, plotted against the Pyongyang regime for several years as evidenced by his past missionary work in China and planned to spread his anti-regime message via a base in Rason City, North Korea. That is, of course, according to the hermit nation, which gave more details, Friday, on the charges against Bae—which have thus far been murky to say the least. North Korea has long viewed missionary work as a threat and Bae is hardly the first American to be arrested for participating in such activities. Pyongyang has recently insisted that Bae’s detainment is not a ploy to gain an upper hand in talks with the U.S.

    May 10, 2013 7:00 AM

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  16. Women's Health HPV Vaccine Prices Lowered For World's Poor Joe Raedle/Getty

    15. Cutting HPV Vaccine Prices For The World's Poor

    The companies that make cervical cancer vaccines, which cost about $130 a dose in the United States, are cutting prices to less than $5 in the world’s poorest countries in order to make it possible to immunize millions of vulnerable girls. As The New York Times reports, thanks to Pap tests, cervical cancer is rarely fatal in rich countries, but it kills around 275,000 women a year in the developing world. Dr. Seth Berkley, the chief executive of the GAVI Alliance, which negotiated the lower prices, says he hopes that by 2020, 30 million girls in 40 poor countries will get the vaccine. Doctors Without Borders, however, argues that the prices are still too high. HPV vaccines were developed with taxpayer money, and the pharmaceutical companies have already made billions from them. The Times quoted one specialist from the organization asking, “Why are the pharmaceutical companies still making profits off the backs of the poorest countries?”

    May 10, 2013 12:38 PM

  17. ‘FORENSIC HITS’ Report: Evidence Ties Tsarnaevs to Homicide AP

    16. Report: Evidence Ties Tsarnaevs to Homicide

    Police say they have found “mounting evidence” tying Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev to a brutal triple homicide in 2011. Massachusetts investigators told ABC News that they’ve found “forensic hits” linking both Boston bombing suspects to the crime, but that it’s still too early to consider indicting Dzhokhar. Tamerlan was a roommate of one of the victims, Brendan Mess, who was found dead, along with two other men, in his home with his throat slit. The bodies were covered with marijuana, prompting theories that the elder Tsarnaev was angry that Dzhokhar, an enthusiastic pot smoker, had been toking up with Mess. Meanwhile, the suspects’ uncle told the Associated Press that Tamerlan has been buried near Richmond, Virginia.  

    May 10, 2013 12:51 PM

  18. DARK PAST Castro Beat Ex-Wife, Say Relatives Ariel Castro in court on Thursday. (Tony Dejak/AP)

    17. Castro Beat Ex-Wife, Say Relatives

    Not unlike the three women he’s accused of having held captive for a decade, Ariel Castro frequently beat his ex-wife, played mind games with her, and locked her inside his Cleveland home, according to several relatives of Grimalda Figueroa. Castro’s ex-common law wife and the mother of his children died last year—but not before breaking free from the clutches of a man her family members called a “monster.” “I told her, ‘You stay there until I get you out,” Elida Carabello, Figueroa’s sister, told the AP, recalling an incident in which Castro once closed her into a cardboard box. “That’s when I ran downstairs to get my parents.” The brutal treatment Castro allegedly inflicted on Figueroa contradicts the “Average Joe” picture painted by his own family and friends, but lines up perfectly with the horrible crimes he’s accused of committing against Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus.

    May 10, 2013 6:33 AM

  19. Ocean’s 14? International Cyberthieves Steal $45M Gene J. Puskar/AP

    18. International Cyberthieves Steal $45M

    You really can find anything on the Internet these days. A group of cyberthieves pulled off two precision operations in February and made off with more than $45 million from thousands of ATMs in just a matter of hours, according to an indictment that was unsealed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday. The thieves, who were located in over a dozen countries, pulled off the heist with “surgical precision,” according to The New York Times, and made 36,000 transactions in just 10 hours. The organization’s suspected ringleader, a 23-year-old named Alberto Lajud-Peña, was found dead on April 27 in the Dominican Republic. Seven other people, all American citizens, have been charged with conspiracy to commit “access device fraud.”

    May 9, 2013 3:46 PM

  20. COZY WITH THE COPS UK Police Deny Helping Savile Jimmy Savile in Dec. 1986. (John Redman/AP)

    19. UK Police Deny Helping Savile

    British police insist they played no role in protecting disgraced former TV personality Jimmy Savile from facing numerous allegations of sexual abuse against minors, despite an internal inquiry that describes a close personal relationship between Savile and the cops in his hometown, who often turned to the celebrity to promote crime-prevention campaigns. “It seems to me that West Yorkshire Police over the years failed to join up the dots,” said lawyer Alan Collins, who represents just 40 of the close to 500 that have come forward with sex abuse claims against the entertainer since his death in 2011. “There seems to be a collective myopia," Collins said. "Savile was able to run rings around the police for decades. He used police officers. He was ingrained with them, dovetailed with them.”

    May 10, 2013 7:04 AM

  21. no more DIY Pentagon Removes 3D Gun Plans Veronika Lukasova/, via Newscom

    20. Pentagon Removes 3D Gun Plans

    The plans for the world's first 3D printed handgun, The Liberator, were scrubbed from the Internet by the Pentagon on Thursday. The plans, which give anyone with access to a 3D printer the ability to make a gun, were posted online Monday by Cody Wilson, founder of the website Defense Distributed. More than 100,000 copies of the plans were downloaded before Uncle Sam stepped in. “[Defense Distributed's] files are being removed from public access at the request of the U.S. Department of Defense Trade Controls," says the website. "Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.”

    May 9, 2013 10:34 PM

  22. VIRTUAL ELECTIONS Palestine’s Next Top President Filming of 'The President' in Bethlehem on Tuesday. (Majdi Mohammed/AP)

    21. Palestine’s Next Top President

    What better way for Palestine to choose a new president—for the first time in eight years—than a reality TV show? Introducing The President, a new show on Palestinian television in which contestants make campaign promises, are questioned by a panel of professionals, politicians, and academics, and then voted off, was created. The winner, however, won’t get the keys to the presidential palace—just the keys to a brand new car and the chance to travel the world as a mock ambassador to Palestine. For now, the TV campaigning is just practice for a future with a real voting system, as the Palestinian government hasn’t really picked up on the whole presidential term limits and regular elections thing quite yet.

    May 10, 2013 6:31 AM