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  1. CONFLICT ZONE Dozens Dead in Baghdad Bombings Hadi Mizban/AP

    1. Dozens Dead in Baghdad Bombings

    A wave of violence rocked Iraq on Saturday and Sunday as car bombs and shootings killed at least 70 across the country. Thirteen died on Sunday alone as the coordinated attacks have intensified during the month of Ramadan. Almost 600 people have been killed so far this month and more than 2,700 have been killed this year in Iraq, raising fears that the country will descend into an all-out sectarian conflict again. Officials said the bombs on Saturday went off after the breaking of the Ramadan fast, when many people were out shopping or socializing. The deadliest of the attacks on Sunday came near Kirkuk, where gunmen opened fire on a Kurdish checkpoint, killing five.

     

    July 21, 2013 7:53 AM

  2. NO THANKS Detroit Mayor: No Federal Bailout Yet Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

    2. Detroit Mayor: No Federal Bailout Yet

    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said on Sunday that he hasn't asked for federal help to climb out of an $18 billion hole even though his city had to file for bankruptcy. "I think it’s very difficult right now to ask directly for support," he said on ABC’s This Week. "We’re not the only city that’s going to struggle through what we’re going through." Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection on July 18 because creditors refused to accept a plan that would have repaid them about 10 cents for every dollar they were owed. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder also said he doesn't think the federal government will help Detroit straighten out its finances.

     

     

    July 21, 2013 7:51 PM

  3. NEW INFO Report: Limo Driver on Phone Before Fire CBS News

    3. Report: Limo Driver on Phone Before Fire

    New details have emerged in the limo fire that killed five women in May. The estranged wife of the driver, Orville Brown, is now saying that he was on the phone arguing with her moments before the fire broke out. Rachel Hernandez-Brown told the San Jose Mercury News that her husband had turned up the music so the passengers couldn't hear their conversation. She also alleged that Brown called her moments after he realized the car was in flames. One of the passengers also said that Brown was on the phone, but his attorney has denied it. One of the surviving passengers said they were pounding on the window trying to get Brown to pull over when smoke started filling the car but he kept driving. California highway investigators said they interviewed Hernandez-Brown but declined to discuss the matter further.

     

     

    July 21, 2013 9:42 PM

  4. cheat McCain: Time to Review ‘Stand Your Ground’ Alex Wong/Getty

    4. McCain: Time to Review ‘Stand Your Ground’

    This is unexpected. John McCain, President Obama’s 2008 opponent, joined with the president on Sunday in calling for a review of “Stand Your Ground” laws in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal earlier this month in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. At least one of the jurors from Zimmerman’s trial has come forward and said that “Stand Your Ground” laws played heavily into their decision to find him not guilty. Calling the laws “controversial legislation,” McCain said on Meet the Press that Arizona, his home state, should review the law as should Florida, where Martin was killed. On Friday, Obama asked people to consider “if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?” Prominent Republican Ted Cruz of Texas blasted President Obama’s comments on Friday in Iowa.

    July 21, 2013 2:07 PM

  5. CELEBRATION Brit Chris Froome Wins Tour De France Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty

    5. Brit Chris Froome Wins Tour De France

    Brit Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday. Froome came in third in the penultimate stage, but sailed into Paris on the ceremonial last leg of the race. Froome was the second Brit in two years to win the tour. Last year, Bradley Wiggins won the grueling race. Once Wiggins announced he wasn't going to race this year due to an injury, the Kenyan-born Froome became the early favorite and eventually built up a five-minute lead. Colombia's Nairo Quintana finished second, and Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain was third.

    July 21, 2013 3:40 PM

  6. IN THE CLINK Lauryn Hill Pens Letter From Prison Kena Betancur/Getty Images

    6. Lauryn Hill Pens Letter From Prison

    Lauryn Hill, who began a three-month jail sentence on July 8, wrote a letter to her fans thanking them for their support during her incarceration. "Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them," Hill wrote from the federal prison in Danbury, Conn. The letter was posted to her Tumblr page with a note saying she can't answer all of the mail she has received. Hill was incarcerated for not paying about $1 million in taxes over a 10-year period. 

     

     

    July 21, 2013 5:40 PM

  7. JUSTICE Beyoncé, Jay-Z Join Trayvon Rally Rachel Noerdlinger/AP

    7. Beyoncé, Jay-Z Join Trayvon Rally

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z joined Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, and 1,000 others at a protest in lower Manhattan on Saturday, one of 100 rallies to be held across the country. “Trayvon is not here to speak for himself,” Fulton told the crowd. “Trayvon was a child, and sometimes I think that gets lost in the system.” Beyoncé and Jay-Z stood by Fulton’s side—and were photographed with Fulton and the Rev. Al Sharpton—but they did not speak. Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, spoke at a similar rally in Miami.

    Watch Sybrina Fulton's entire speech at the New York City rally for her son, Trayvon Martin.

    July 21, 2013 8:33 AM

  8. GOLF'S BIG DAY Phil Mickelson Wins British Open Andy Lyons/Getty

    8. Phil Mickelson Wins British Open

    He started the day five shots behind the lead, but Phil Mickleson charged back to win the British Open Sunday. The tough conditions in Scotland, and the collapse of Lee Westwood, paved the way for Mickleson. Tiger Woods, who was a contender for most of the tournament, had a miserable final round, which knocked him out of contention; let the GIFs of his disappointed faces begin.

    July 21, 2013 12:53 PM

  9. PRIVACY’S BACK Senate Proposes Warrants for Email Search  Sunday Alamba/AP

    9. Senate Proposes Warrants for Email Search

    You soon might not have to worry about the government snooping into your emails without a warrant—so go back to sending as many cat videos as you want. Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy is trying to fast-track a bill that will require warrants for all email searches, hoping it will get passed before the August recess, The Hill reported on Sunday. Leahy has unanimous support among Democrats as well as the backing of Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking member—and Leahy’s office claims they have more than the 60 votes required to prevent a filibuster. Leahy’s bill won’t affect any National Security Agency programs (sorry, Edward Snowden, no action on the stuff you leaked yet), but it will stop local and federal police from accessing private email messages without a warrant.

    July 21, 2013 7:49 AM

  10. COURTSHIP What ESPN, ABC Promised Nate Silver Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis

    10. What ESPN, ABC Promised Nate Silver

    After an intense, nearly year-long negotiation, data guru Nate Silver will be leaving The New York Times and taking his unique brand of statistical analysis to ESPN and ABC News. The Times fought to keep Silver, essentially giving him everything he asked for including a staff of six-to-12 bloggers and an assurance that he could expand into other areas beyond politics. Executive editor Jill Abramson, publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., and CEO Mark Thompson were all involved in trying to keep Silver on board at the Times, but Silver finally opted for ESPN and ABC, where he was promised extensive air time, a role in the Oscars, and websites about weather, education, economics, and other topics.

    July 21, 2013 6:24 PM

  11. CAN'T UNSEE Geraldo Rivera Posts Semi-Nude Selfie ‏@GeraldoRivera

    11. Geraldo Rivera Posts Semi-Nude Selfie

    It's come to this. Geraldo Rivera posted a nude selfie to Twitter on Saturday with a note saying that "70 is the new 50." The Fox News personality recognized that his picture is probably going to get a few people riled up in a bad way but couldn't help himself. But Rivera didn't let it all hang out exactly. In the photo, he is wearing nothing except for tinted glasses and is covering his pelvis with what appears to be a towel or a robe. Rivera must have realized what he did was a bit odd and posted "Note to self: no tweeting after 1am" on Twitter Sunday.

    July 21, 2013 3:56 PM

  12. HORRIFIC Three Bodies Found in Cleveland Home Mark Duncan/AP

    12. Three Bodies Found in Cleveland Home

    Three bodies believed to belong to women and wrapped in plastic bags were found Saturday in a home in a Cleveland suburb. Police have arrested Michael Madison, 35, in connection with the case and expect to charge him on Monday. Madison is a registered sex offender and served prison time, the mayor said. East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said police believe the suspect may have been influenced by serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was found guilty in 2011 of killing 11 women and hiding their remains in his Cleveland home. All three of the latest victims are believed to have died in the last six to 10 days. They have yet to be identified. An intense search of 40 homes in the area didn't turn up any more victims.

    July 21, 2013 1:37 PM

  13. 'I Didn't Like It' Norwegian Woman: I Was Raped Kamran Jebreili/AP

    13. Norwegian Woman: I Was Raped

    It was a nightmare work trip. Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv is facing a 16-month prison sentence after reporting that she was raped to Dubai police. The 24-year-old tells CNN that she was at a bar, when she asked a colleague to walk her back to the room--only she was taken to another room where she was raped. After calling the police, she was asked whether she had reported the incident because she "just didn't like it." She now faces charges of unlawful sex, illegal consumption of alcohol and perjury (her manager had first advised her to say the sex was voluntary.) Dalelv is out on bail and staying at the Norwegian Seaman's Center in Dubai.

    July 21, 2013 10:54 AM

  14. CARRY ON ‘Glee’ Will Have Tribute to Cory Monteith Dan Steinberg/AP

    14. ‘Glee’ Will Have Tribute to Cory Monteith

    Glee creator Ryan Murphy said in an interview Saturday that the TV musical will air a tribute to star Cory Monteith, who died last week of a heroin overdose. Murphy said the show’s first two episodes will be Beatles tributes as planned, and the writers are currently working on the third episode, which will deal with Finn’s death—and then there will be a hiatus for the baseball playoffs. Murphy said they made no decisions about the future without consulting the show’s star, Lea Michele, who was Monteith’s girlfriend both offscreen and on. “Lea is obviously very grief-stricken, but … she wants people to get better and go back to work,” Murphy said. Murphy said it’s unclear where they will go from there.

    July 21, 2013 8:40 AM

  15. SUPERFRIENDS Batman, Superman to Team Up Christophe Ena/AP

    15. Batman, Superman to Team Up

    Get ready for the ultimate superhero movie in 2015. The Man of Steel sequel will also feature Batman, Warner Bros. studio announced at Comic-Con on Saturday. Henry Cavill, who starred in Man of Steel this summer, will return as Clark Kent, and Zack Synder will be back as director. As for Batman, there were few details, although Synder did hint that Bruce Wayne’s relationship with Superman could be similar to that in the 1980 comic The Dark Knight Returns.

    July 21, 2013 8:51 AM

  16. WE USED TO BE FRIENDS ‘Veronica Mars’ Trailer Debuts via YouTube

    16. ‘Veronica Mars’ Trailer Debuts

    Veronica Mars has a secret—a good one. Fans of the beloved cult hit were treated at Comic-Con Saturday with a trailer for the upcoming Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars film. The film will take place 10 years after the title character graduated from Neptune High, and the trailer teased fangirls and boys everywhere by featuring her riding in a car with her on-again onscreen love Logan Echolls. Star Kristen Bell paid tribute to the show’s fans in the trailer, who rallied around the show and helped fund the film, calling them “awesome.” You know what they say—Veronica Mars is pure marshmallow. There’s no release date yet, but it’s expected to hit theaters in early 2014.

    July 21, 2013 8:55 AM

  17. WATCH THE WEB Cameron: Web Has to Rid Itself of Child Porn Matt Houston/AP

    17. Cameron: Web Has to Rid Itself of Child Porn

    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday called for Internet companies such as Google and Yahoo to display strong warnings if computer users could soon view child pornography. The prime minister urged ISPs to introduce a “default” on filters that would require homeowners to opt in to receive violent or sexually graphic material, and Cameron wants “splash pages” to come up to warn users they could lose their job or even access to their own children if they look at child pornography. ISPs, however, have said this could cause a culture of complacency and create a culture of censorship.

    July 21, 2013 8:21 AM

  18. AU REVOIR Belgium’s King Albert Abdicates Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

    18. Belgium’s King Albert Abdicates

    It’s not Britain’s royal baby, but Belgium’s abdication will have to satisfy any royal-watchers for now. King Albert II abdicated on Sunday, making his son Philippe the new king of the Belgians. Despite the ever-growing divide between Belgium’s Dutch-speaking Flemings and Francophones, Philippe insisted “the wealth of our nation and our institutions consist into turning our diversity into a strength.” As he signed away his rights to the kingdom, Albert warmly embraced his son. Albert announced his plans to abdicate just three weeks ago, giving the country little time to prepare other than the normal festivities on Belgium Day, July 21. It’s quite the time to get out: the country will hold elections in June 2014, which promise to be fractious as more groups have called for autonomy. Well, at least everyone agree on frites.

    July 21, 2013 8:19 AM

  19. UM WHAT? U.S. ‘Bombs’ Australia Cpl. T.M. Stewman/U.S. Marine Corps, via AP

    19. U.S. ‘Bombs’ Australia

    This is not a headline you read everyday. Two American fighter jets accidentally dropped four unarmed bombs into Australia’s Great Barrier Reef last week, the U.S. Navy said on Saturday. It was apparently a training exercise gone wrong. The jets had meant to drop the bombs at a bombing range nearby, but were forced to abort the mission when controllers said the area could not be cleared of hazards. The pilots were forced to drop the bombs in the Great Barrier Reef because the planes were low on fuel and couldn’t land with the load. At least they tried to save the Barrier Reef: the bombs were dropped away from the coral to minimize the damage.

    July 21, 2013 8:17 AM

  20. LET’S STAY STILL Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Stalls Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

    20. Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Stalls

    Remember Let’s Move? The first lady’s main cause, nutrition, has been quietly undermined by the very companies that once were its biggest champions, according to lobbying records and other records analyzed by the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. “The White House got cold feet,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, who had once championed Michelle Obama’s nutritional guidelines. “It sort of undermines everything the first lady was doing.” When Obama  launched Let’s Move in March 2010, she zeroed in on advertising for fatty foods and sugary drinks that were geared toward children, but top food and media corporations launched a fierce opposition battle against advertising guidelines—and by December 2011, any guidelines for the industry were effectively killed.

    July 21, 2013 7:51 AM