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  1. OUTRAGE American Tourist Killed in Pakistan Musaf Zaman Kazmi/AP

    1. American Tourist Killed in Pakistan

    An American is reportedly among the victims of a deadly shooting spree in Pakistan that left nine foreign tourists and two others dead on one of the world's highest peaks, Nanga Parbat. Authorities say the armed men entered a camp in northern Pakistan, donning uniforms used by a local paramilitary force, and then opened fire on the tourists. A local branch of the Taliban has already stepped forward to claim responsibility for the incident—saying that it was in retaliation for a recent drone strike that took down one of their leaders. "Our attacks on foreigners will continue to protest over drone strikes," a spokesman for the militant group told NBC News. The names of the victims have yet to be released.

    June 23, 2013 1:00 PM

  2. WHERE'S EDWARD Snowden Flees to Moscow The Guardian/Getty

    2. Snowden Flees to Moscow

    Just two days afer U.S. officials filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old NSA leaker reportedly left Hong Kong on a flight bound for Moscow—and the fugitive has reportedly then gone to Ecuador's embassy in Moscow. WikiLeaks issued a statement saying that Snowden is seeking political asylum in that country, which was later confirmed by a foreign minister. It's rumored that he will fly there via Cuba, which has no established extradition policy with the U.S. In the end, Hong Kong concluded that the request "did not fully comply with the legal requirements" under their own law.

    In this Guardian interview, Snowden revealed his identity and explained his actions.

    June 23, 2013 3:34 PM

  3. STILL AILING Mandela Said to Be in Critical Condition Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

    3. Mandela Said to Be in Critical Condition

    Nelson Mandela has lapsed into critical condition, according to South African President Jacob Zuma. The former South African leader has been struggling to overcome a lung infection for the last two weeks at a Pretoria hospital. A government spokesman declined to give more information except to say that his condition is "worse than serious" and that he is "receiving intensive-care treatment." Mandela, who is 94 years old, has had a series of respiratory problems since contracting tuberculosis during his 27-year stint in prison for opposing apartheid.

    June 23, 2013 6:48 PM

  4. STERN WARNING Egypt’s Army Threatens Protest Intervention Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

    4. Egypt’s Army Threatens Protest Intervention

    The Egyptian military is prepared to intervene in a pre-planned mass protest against controversial Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Sunday. The general, who was talking to officers during a seminar, laid out  criteria for military intervention, including sectarian violence and the collapse of state institutions. The protests are slated for June 30, which will mark the end of the democratically elected Morsi's first year in office. El-Sissi warned Morsi's hardline backers, some of whom have vowed to "smash" the protesters, that the military will not stand by to let Egypt enter a “dark tunnel of conflict [and] internal fighting.”

     

     

    June 23, 2013 8:24 PM

  5. SOMBER Dayton Air Show Resumes After Crash Mike Simons/Getty Images

    5. Dayton Air Show Resumes After Crash

    Dayton's air show resumed on Sunday, a day after a fiery crash killed a stuntwoman and her pilot. The day began with a moment of silence for the victims, 44-year-old Jane Wicker and 64-year-old Charlie Schwenker. The pair was killed when their plane crashed and exploded in a ball of flames in front of spectators. Wicker's ex-husband said it was important for the show to go on because that's what the victims would have wanted. The cause of the crash still hasn't been determined, but no one else was hurt.

    June 23, 2013 3:14 PM

  6. DONT LOOK DOWN Man to Tightrope Across Grand Canyon Rick Bowmer/AP

    6. Man to Tightrope Across Grand Canyon

    Could this be the sequel to Man on a Wire? Nik Wallenda, a 34-year-old high-wire artist, will attempt the impossible Sunday: crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, 1,500 above Little Colorado River Gorge. Wallenda will be walking on a two-inch-thick cable, one that he's traveled on many times. The only catch: he won't be wearing a safety harness. "I give my wife and kids a hug and a kiss and tell them I'll see them in a bit," he told reporters of the moment before he starts a walk. If anyone can achieve the feat, it's Wallenda, who is a seventh-generation high-wire artist.

    June 23, 2013 8:55 AM

  7. NO BLACK SWAN Ex-Interns Sue Gawker Christophe Ena/AP

    7. Ex-Interns Sue Gawker

    Is this the intern revolution? Three former interns for Gawker filed a lawsuit Saturday in New York against the gossip blog for violating minimum-wage law. The former interns say they all worked at least 15 hours a week on Gawker media blogs and were “not paid a single cent.” “Gawker employs numerous other ‘interns’ in the same way, paying them nothing or underpaying them and utilizing their services to publish its content on the Internet, an enterprise that generates significant amounts of revenue for Gawker,” the plaintiffs allege in the lawsuit. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a judge’s ruling last month that unpaid internships must not use interns for “essential” tasks that a paid employee would otherwise do.

    June 23, 2013 9:24 AM

  8. NOM NOM NOM Twinkies to Make Triumphant Return Scott Olson/Getty

    8. Twinkies to Make Triumphant Return

    After a long hiatus from supermarket shelves, Twinkies will make their way back to grocery stores next month. The sugary snack food is set to reappear on July 15 after its parent company, Hostess, went through a wrenching Chapter 11 bankruptcy process and sold off portions of its business to various competitors. Other treats, including CupCakes and Donettes, are also expected to make a comeback. Boxes of Twinkies will be emblazoned with the tag line, ‘‘The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever.’’

     

     

    June 23, 2013 8:00 PM

  9. SAYING GOODBYE Funeral Date Set for James Gandolfini Andrew Burton/Getty Images

    9. Funeral Date Set for James Gandolfini

    Actor James Gandolfini's funeral has been set for June 27 at 10 a.m., according to a statement from HBO. The service will be held at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan. Gandolfini died on Wednesday at the age of 51 after suffering a heart attack while in Italy. His family spokesman, Michael Kobold, said the Sopranos star's body was expected to be returned to the U.S. on Monday. Kobald thanked Italian authorities for expediting the seven-day process for repatriating Gandolfini's remains.

     

    June 23, 2013 9:58 PM

  10. AT THE MOVIES ‘Monsters University’ Wins Box Office Pixar/Walt Disney Studios

    10. ‘Monsters University’ Wins Box Office

    A lovable pair of monsters won the box office this past weekend as Pixar's Monsters University pulled in $82 million, the studio's second-biggest opening behind Toy Story 3. Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, defied expectations to come in second with a $66 million haul. The thriller, which stumbled to the big screen with a number of production problems including delays and reshoots, was the best opening of Pitt's career. Last week's No. 1 movie, Man of Steel, was third with $41.2 million.

     




    June 23, 2013 6:59 PM

  11. HOMETOWN HERO Palestinian Wins ‘Arab Idol’

    11. Palestinian Wins ‘Arab Idol’

    A 22-year-old wedding singer from the Gaza Strip beat out two finalists to become the first Palestinian to win the singing contest Arab Idol. Posters and billboards of Mohammed Assaf—a young singer with a “bright smile and warm voice”—were scattered across the poverty-stricken area of Gaza where residents flocked to TVs to watch one of their own win. “This young man ... is expressing the feelings of all of us, he is expressing our suffering, our pain, but also our love of life,'' Abu Ali, a teacher in Gaza, said. Assaf was showered with praise from the government shortly after his win, appointed youth ambassador for UNRWA, the U.N.'s agency for Palestinian refugees, and given a diplomatic passport by President Mahmud Abbas.

    June 23, 2013 12:31 PM

  12. CRAIGSLIST PROBLEMS

    12. Man Sells Coffin With Bones

    The next time you're looking to buy a coffin on Craigslist, make sure you read the fine print. An Iowa man who put up a classified ad for an oak coffin failed to mention one important detail about his product—the bones inside. Dave Burgstrum says the bones inside the $12,000 casket have been there "as long as anyone could remember." They were used, he says, for a ritual conducted by the International Order of Odd Fellows, a global fraternity dedicated to the poor. Records indicate that the skeleton was donated by a doctor in the 1880s.

    June 23, 2013 9:28 AM

  13. NFL SCANDAL Police Search Aaron Hernandez Home Erika Niedowski/AP

    13. Police Search Aaron Hernandez Home

    The investigation into New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's role in the murder of a man found just one mile from his home continued through the weekend. Police reportedly searched the football player's house, backyard, playhouse, and two vehicles for more than three hours Saturday, using K9 unites, a locksmith, and a crowbar. Witnesses say that authorities carried at least 10 bags of evidence outside the home but could not confirm what the bags contained. No charges have been filed in the death of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez's friend whom he was allegedly with the night of his death.

    June 23, 2013 9:44 AM

  14. LAUGHING WITH YOU Stewart to Morsi: Take a Joke CBC, via AP

    14. Stewart to Morsi: Take a Joke

    Jon Stewart is bringing sarcasm back to Egypt. While traveling in the Middle East, the comedian stopped to make an appearance on Egypt’s equivalent of his show, The Program (Al-Bernameg)—hosted by his partner-in-crime Bassem Youssef. Arriving in a black hood, Stewart stressed the importance of humor and criticized the Egyptian government for its intolerance of Youssef's jokes. “He is showing that satire can still be relevant, that it can carve out space in a country for people to express themselves, because that is what democracy is,” Stewart said. “You won’t always win, but you can’t confuse tyranny with losing elections.” Meanwhile, back in NYC, fill-in John Oliver is validating every Daily Show fan's obsession.

    June 23, 2013 10:39 AM

  15. CRUNCHGATE Navy Calls Cap’n Crunch’s Bluff via Twitter

    15. Navy Calls Cap’n Crunch’s Bluff

    Who you calling captain? Food blogger Charisma Madarang's revelation that Cap’n Crunch isn’t actually a captain sent cereal lovers into a tailspin—and the Navy into action. “We have notified NCIS, and we’re looking into whether or not he’s impersonating a naval officer—and that’s a serious offense,” said Cmdr. Chris Servello, director of the U.S. Navy’s news desk. Madarang made the conclusion after discovering a discrepancy in the stripes on Cap’n Crunch’s wrists—he has only three, a captain has four. “The cheery Santa Claus in a blue Napoleon hat is really just a big, fat LIAR,” Madarang wrote. So what’s the sly fox got to say for himself? “Of course I’m a Cap’n!” he tweeted to nervous fans. “It’s the Crunch—not the clothes—that make a man. #PaidMyDues.”

     

    June 23, 2013 11:52 AM

  16. #HESBUSY John Kerry Heads to India Jacquelyn Martin/AP

    16. John Kerry Heads to India

    Secretary of State John Kerry has a plethora of issues to discuss with India's prime minister Sunday, but global warming is chief among them. His first stop in New Delhi marks the beginning of a two-week trip through the Mideast and Asia and falls just two days before President Obama is set to launch his new global-warming plan. Kerry, in his speech, will likely put pressure on India to lower harmful emissions. The discussion will also likely touch on India's relationship to violence-plagued Pakistan and its new president Nawaz Sharif.

    June 23, 2013 9:21 AM

  17. TTYL Governor of Egypt’s Luxor Resigns AFP/Getty

    17. Governor of Egypt’s Luxor Resigns

    The governor of Egypt's Luxor province has resigned after his new role sparked controversy across the nation, officials said Sunday. Tensions flared when Adel Mohamed al-Khayat was appointed governor last week, anger that stemmed from his connection to an Islamist group that killed 58 tourists in a deadly 1997 attack. Khayat denies participating in the attack or having knowledge of it. "We will not accept that one drop of blood be spilt because of a position that I did not personally aspire to at any time." He reportedly made the decision after consulting with his party, who told him to resign for "the sake of Egypt."

    June 23, 2013 9:39 AM

  18. DISASTER 2 Dead After Wing-Walker Plane Crashes WHIO-TV

    18. 2 Dead After Wing-Walker Plane Crashes

    A day of family entertainment turned tragic on Saturday when a stuntwoman’s plane crashed at Ohio’s 39th Vectren Dayton Air Show, killing her and the pilot. The entertainer, wing-walker Jane Wicker, was sitting on top of the 450 HP Stearman when it crashed, bursting into flames as it hit the ground. "It's part of what they do for a living," said one of the air show's organizers, Michael Emoff. "They know the risks. They do this because they love it. But it's devastating." The identity of the pilot is being withheld until family members can be notified. 

    June 22, 2013 1:25 PM

  19. KNOW YOUR CROWD Pelosi Booed at Netroots Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

    19. Pelosi Booed at Netroots

    Not a fun Saturday night for Nancy Pelosi. The California congresswoman was booed on Saturday at this year’s Netroots Nation conference after she defended President Obama’s response to the NSA leaks—and saying that alleged leaker Edward Snowden broke the law. The heckling began when Pelosi said the country needs “balance” between security and privacy, with an audience member shouting, “it’s not balance, it’s not constitutional! No more secret laws!” Although the moderators tried to quiet the heckler, Pelosi said she would “welcome the challenges” from the crowd, but she was booed again when she said “As far as Snowden: he did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents.” Tough crowd: at least one person then yelled “You suck!”

    June 23, 2013 8:14 AM