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  1. BLASTS Car Bombs Explode in Turkey Scene of bombing in Reyhanli, Turkey on Saturday. (AFP/Getty)

    1. Car Bombs Explode in Turkey

    Twin car bombs killed over three dozen people in a Turkish town near the Syrian border on Saturday morning, stroking fears that the bloody Syrian civil war spilled over into Turkey. The bombs, which went off near the Reyhanli town hall and post office, killed 40 people and injured 100 more. The town is an entry-point for Syrian refugees, who often face discrimination from locals. Although no particular group has taken responsibility for the attack, the Turkish government reportedly suspects a Syrian connection.

    May 11, 2013 3:09 PM

  2. Polls Closed Former Pakistani Prime Minister Claims Election Win Celebrating election results in Lahore on Saturday. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty)

    2. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Claims Election Win

    Video and photographs of vote-tampering caste a dark cloud over Pakistan's first nation-wide election in 66 years. Hours before Muslim League leader and previous prime minister Nawaz Sharif declared a victory, Saturday, bloggers and journalists pointed to evidence of vote rigging at polling stations throughout the country. "Election-Day rigging isn't new in Pakistan but filming such incidents and exposing these rigging videos to the entire world is," bloggers at the site ProPakistani explained. Still, such evidence doesn't seem like it's likely to make much of an impact, as Sharif looks poised to secure the prime ministry for the third time.

    May 11, 2013 5:22 PM

  3. PROBLEM (KIND OF) SOLVED Astronauts Plug Space Station Leak NASA/AP

    3. Astronauts Plug Space Station Leak

    The ammonia leak at the International Space Station has been plugged—for now, as astronauts made an emergency spacewalk to replace the ammonia pump, despite the fact that it showed no signs of damage. Though the leak presented no threat to the station crew's safety, NASA wanted to plug it now while they had people in space still in space. The cause of the eruption remains a mystery, however, and Mission Control plans to continue monitoring the station to ensure things are still running smoothly over the next few days and weeks.

    May 11, 2013 4:54 PM

  4. Creepy DNA Tests Prove Castro Is the Father Castro in court in Cleveland on Thursday. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty)

    4. DNA Tests Prove Castro Is the Father

    A DNA test confirmed Friday that Ariel Castro, who stands accused of raping and kidnapping three women he held captive for years, is the biological father of the daughter of one of the captives. The 6-year old girl was born in captivity and rescued along with the three other captives earlier this week. The child's mother, Amanda Berry, was kidnapped in 2003 at age 16. Although Castro's DNA has been linked to Berry's daughter, it has not been associated with any outstanding criminal cases in Ohio.

    May 11, 2013 10:40 AM

  5. False Alarm West Wing Evacuated Due to Smoke West Wing of White House on Saturday. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

    5. West Wing Evacuated Due to Smoke

    It was a scary day at the White House on Saturday—for about five minutes. Reports of smoke emanating from the West Wing, including the press area, led to a brief evacuation. Five fire trucks reported to the scene as authorities exercised "an abundance of caution" investigating a mechanical closet that was the source of the smoke. The culprit? An overheated piece of equipment. Oh, well. You can never be too careful.

    May 11, 2013 10:35 AM


    6. Police: 2 Escaped Inmates Tried to Kidnap Mayor

    Two men who escaped a Kansas prison were charged Saturday with trying to kidnap the mayor and ambush the police department of the small Missouri town where they were captured earlier in the day. Allen M. Hurst, 31, and Scott A. Gilbert, 49, allegedly escaped from the Lansing, Kansas Correctional Facility on Friday and then stole a pickup truck. They led law enforcement officials on a 30-minute chase across the Missouri River. Police said the men briefly stopped the truck and pointed a gun at Edgarton Mayor James Snook Jr. before ordering Snook to get in the truck. Snook declined and fled. A third inmate also attempted to escape but was apprehended. It’s still unclear how they escaped.

    May 11, 2013 7:37 PM

  7. He's Ba-aack! O.J. Simpson to Be Back in Court Pool

    7. O.J. Simpson to Be Back in Court

    O.J. Simpson will be back in the courtroom—but don't get too excited for real justice. He will be in a Las Vegas court on Monday not because of the trial that made him infamous, but for a less-remembered charge from 2008 that resulted in a prison sentence for hotel-room robbery. He now claims that he had such bad representation that time around that the conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping should be overturned and a new trial ordered. Although such motions rarely succeed, this is O.J. we're talking about. As one law school professor said, "An O.J. case is never like any other case." You've got that right.

    May 11, 2013 1:42 PM

  8. Thump That Bible! Bachmann: Boston, 9/11 Were God's Wrath Getty Images: Alex Wong

    8. Bachmann: Boston, 9/11 Were God's Wrath

    She's at it again. Michele Bachmann spoke at a prayer event at Statuary Hall on Wednesday, and she certainly wasn't preaching on peace, love and understanding. In fact, she used the podium to promote another prayer event, this one in honor of 9/11 and organized by Birther activist Joseph Farah. Why should we attend this get-together? Because "it's no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment." That judgmental appendage was apparently responsible for both 9/11 and the events at Benghazi. Who knew stopping terrorism was as easy as repenting?

    May 11, 2013 3:27 PM

  9. RISKY Report: Lohan Ready to Quit Rehab Michael Buckner/Getty

    9. Report: Lohan Ready to Quit Rehab

    Lindsay Lohan has been at the Betty Ford Center for about a week and she's already reportedly trying to leave.The actress's rehab stint was off to a good start—until the doctors took away her Adderall. Now Lohan, who has been open about her use of the ADD medication, is reportedly over Betty Ford and ready to move to another facility. Unfortunately, she's scheduled to spend three months at the clinic as part of a plea deal connected to a car crash last summer and could potentially be sent straight to jail if she leaves the property. Stick it out, Linds, Adderall's not worth jail time.

    May 11, 2013 5:49 PM

  10. World's 'Ugliest Haircut' Aniston Stylist Was High When He Created 'The Rachel' Jamie McCarthy/Getty

    10. Aniston Stylist Was High When He Created 'The Rachel'

    A Women's Wear Daily profile of Jennifer Aniston's haircare line reveals that the '90's hair phenomenon known as "the Rachel" was really just a drug-inspired prank on stylists and Friends fans everywhere. Not only has Aniston called the nation-sweeping 'do "the ugliest haircut I've ever seen," Salon owner Chris McMillan was apparently high when he created the look. "I'm 14 years sober, so I feel safe enough to say that," McMillan told WWD, who did not follow up and find out on what, exactly, McMillan was high.

    May 11, 2013 1:47 PM

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

    11. 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

  12. NYET Russia Hid Tsarnaev's Text Messages FBI

    12. 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

  13. Unanimous Sandy Hook Elementary to Be Demolished Memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary on Jan. 14. (Jessica Hill/AP)

    13. Sandy Hook Elementary to Be Demolished

    After weeks of deliberations, officials at Sandy Hook Elementary came up with a solution both for the school's relocation and for the use of the building where the worst school shooting in the nation's history happened last December. After considering more than 40 potential sites for a new school building, the 28-person task force unanimously chose a location: the same site as the old school, but in a new building. The old school building will be demolished and a new one built in its place, at a cost of between $42 million and $47 million. "I'm finally at peace," said one task force member. "I think it can be created in such a beautiful way."

    May 11, 2013 10:22 AM

  14. Verdict Ex-Guatemalan Dictator Guilty of Genocide Reaction to guilty verdict of Montt's trial on Friday. (Moises Castillo/AP)

    14. Ex-Guatemalan Dictator Guilty of Genocide

    After a five-week trial that included over 100 witnesses, a Guatemalan court on Friday found Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Montt ruled the country as dictator during one of the deadliest periods of its civil war, during which whole villages of the Maya Ixil ethnic group were systematically executed. The trial was the first time a former head of state has been put on trial by a national court on charges of genocide, and the guilty verdict is one for the books. Montt, 86, was sentenced to 80 years in jail, although his director of intelligence at the time was acquitted of both charges.

    May 11, 2013 11:07 AM

  15. Rabbit Hole West, Texas EMT Arrested Housing destroyed by West blast on April 18. (Erich Schlegel/Getty)

    15. West, Texas EMT Arrested

    It's a (possible) twist worthy of Shyamalan. An EMT who responded at the site of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas last month was arrested on Friday -- on charges of possession of bomb parts. The arrest occurred just hours before authorities announced they had begun a criminal investigation into the explosion, although they declined to say whether the two events are related. The paramedic, Bryce Reed, is in federal custody for allegedly possessing parts of a pipe bomb, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Reed claims he helped evacuate people after the April 17 explosion.

    May 11, 2013 10:26 AM

  16. Ethics

    16. Bloomberg News Breaches Subscribers' Privacy

    The mystery of Wall Street was compromised just a bit when Bloomberg News confirmed a breach of ethics and privacy on Friday afternoon. To the financial industry's alarm, Bloomberg journalists have for years been monitoring the company's data terminals—found in nearly every banking and trading company—for user activity. They monitored what functions of the service subscribers were using, including corporate bond trades and equities indexes. The dustup came to light after a reporter pointed out to a Goldman Sachs partner that he had not logged into his Bloomberg terminal lately. Oops.

    May 11, 2013 11:10 AM

  17. For the Ages Pakistan Votes in Historic Election Outside polling station in Hyderabab on Saturday. (Pervez Masih/AP)

    17. Pakistan Votes in Historic Election

    Polls opened in Pakistan on Saturday for its first transition between civilian governments in its 66-year history. Lines grew so long that voting was extended by one hour throughout the country. But doubts about the election's potential success linger, and violence at political offices and polling stations has occurred (in the day's worst incident, 11 people were killed in a bombing in Karachi). The attacks appear to be the culmination of Pakistan's ongoing violence in the days leading up to the election, during which more than 100 people were killed. Troops were deployed to polling sites to prevent suicide attacks threatened by the Taliban.

    May 11, 2013 10:50 AM

  18. Breaking

    18. Man in Trenton Holding Children Hostage

    Police face an ongoing crisis with a man in Trenton, New Jersey, who has held hostages inside a home since Friday afternoon. Authorities received a call from a neighbor and reported to the site around 3:30 on Friday afternoon, finding a mother and child dead inside the home. The man pulled a gun and threatened harm to his children, who have now been held hostage inside the building for 15 hours. There are reportedly at least two children inside the home. Combined negotiation efforts between the FBI and Trenton SWAT team and the man barricaded inside the home are ongoing.

    May 11, 2013 10:32 AM