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  1. ARRESTED Spain Train Operator Charged With Homicide Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

    1. Spain Train Operator Charged With Homicide

    Spanish authorities have charged the train operator who was at the helm when a high-speed passenger train derailed in northwestern Spain and killed dozens of people. Francisco Jose Garzon is facing 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness and must report to court weekly to check in. Garzon's train license was suspended, and his passport was confiscated. Investigators are focusing on how fast the train was traveling when it hit a curve near Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday evening and derailed. The death toll may rise, as 70 people remained in the hospital following the crash, and 22 of them were listed in serious condition.

     

    July 28, 2013 6:29 PM

  2. AIR POWER Drone Strike Kills 6 in Pakistan S.S Mirza/AFP/Getty Images

    2. Drone Strike Kills 6 in Pakistan

    U.S. drones killed at least six militants in Pakistan on Sunday, according to local officials. A senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban reportedly died in the attack, which also injured four others. The militants had just returned from Afghanistan, where they were fighting coalition forces in the Paktika province. The attack, which occurred in a remote mountainous region known as the Valley that has long been a favorite refuge for Islamist groups like the Haqqani network, was the 15th CIA drone strike of the year in Pakistan. The attacks have rankled Pakistani officials, who say they violate their country's sovereignty.

     

     

    July 28, 2013 10:11 PM

  3. First Step Israel-Palestine Peace Talks to Resume Pool photo by Alex Brandon

    3. Israel-Palestine Peace Talks to Resume

    It's happening. After nearly three years of diplomatic deadlock, Israel and Palestine have agreed to resume peace negotiations starting Monday evening, the U.S. State Department said. Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday to propose two days of meetings, and both sides accepted. Israel's cabinet approved the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners Sunday, despite resistance. "This moment is not easy for me. It is not easy for the ministers. But there are moments in which tough decisions must be made for the good of the country, and this is one of those moments," Netanyahu said.

    July 28, 2013 4:10 PM

  4. Awful Bus Plummets Off Italy Highway Cesare Abbate/EPA/Landov

    4. Bus Plummets Off Italy Highway

    A bus carrying passengers returning from a Roman Catholic shrine careened off a bridge in southern Italy, killing at least 38 people, including some children. Italian media is reporting that the driver is among the dead. The bus hit 11 cars on the road before flying off the highway and falling about 100 feet into a wooded area below. Police suspect brake problems, but the cause of the accident isn't yet known. Ten people survived the crash.

    July 29, 2013 9:30 AM

  5. GONE BABY GONE Thieves Nab $53 Million in Jewels Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

    5. Thieves Nab $53 Million in Jewels

    A staggering $53 million worth of jewelry was stolen on Sunday from the Carlton InterContinental Hotel in Cannes. Police have described the heist as one of the largest in recent memory, as thieves made off with diamonds and other gems on display at an exhibit at the hotel. Experts say the robbery could be a sign that the notorious Pink Panther jewel thief gang is back in operation. A rash of jewel thefts have recently taken place across Europe. Earlier this year, close to $4 million worth of jewelry was stolen from Cannes during the city's world-renowned film festival. In February, about $50 million in diamonds were stolen in Belgium.

    July 28, 2013 3:16 PM

  6. BUH-BYE Report: Limbaugh, Hannity to Lose Radio Deals David Cannon/Getty Images

    6. Report: Limbaugh, Hannity to Lose Radio Deals

    The second-largest radio broadcasting company is reportedly ready to dump two of its most conservative talk-show hosts. Cumulus Media will be dropping Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity by the end of the year, according to an industry source. That would mean that two of the biggest right-wing voices on the radio won't be available in 40 major markets across the country come 2014. The pair seems to be caught up in contract negotiations between Cumulus and Clear Channel, the company that distributes the shows. The companies have had tough negotiations before, but it looks like this time they won't be able to reach an agreement.

    July 28, 2013 8:49 PM

  7. BAD SIGN Report: Weiner’s Campaign Manager Quits Kathy Willens/AP

    7. Report: Weiner’s Campaign Manager Quits

    This can’t be a good sign. Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager, Danny Kedem, is quitting, sources told The New York Times on Sunday. Kedem, 31, reportedly does not wish to oversee the campaign after last week’s revelations that Weiner continued sexting long after he had resigned from office two years ago. Kedem reportedly informed Weiner of his decision within the past 24 hours, although neither Kedem nor Weiner’s campaign wished to comment.

    July 28, 2013 9:03 AM

  8. DEFIANCE Morsi Protesters Refuse to Quit Ed Giles/Getty

    8. Morsi Protesters Refuse to Quit

    Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi refused to leave their sit-in demonstration on Sunday, even though dozens were killed in clashes on Saturday—and an interior minister warned that the protesters will be dispersed “soon.” The health ministry has estimated that 78 people were killed, although doctors at the scene put the number closer to 100. The government has denied opening fire on Saturday, saying only tear gas was used. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said the protesters should “come to their senses” and leave, since a lawsuit has been filed by residents near the mosque for their removal. Saturday’s clashes appear to have been started after the pro-Morsi supporters attempted to extend their protest site’s barricades, causing a response from security forces.

    July 28, 2013 7:53 AM

  9. WORLD YOUTH DAY Pope Draws 3 Million in Brazil Jorge Saenz/AP

    9. Pope Draws 3 Million in Brazil

    Pope Francis drew a crowd of three million in Brazil for his final Mass in the country on Sunday, calling on bishops to reflect on why the church’s population has declined. In Brazil, the world’s largest Catholic country, the church’s population has dipped from 125 million to 123 million between 2000 and 2010, with the percentage of the Catholics in the country dropping from 74 percent to 65 percent. “Perhaps the church appeared too weak, perhaps too distant from their needs, perhaps too poor to respond to their concerns, perhaps too cold, perhaps too caught up with itself, perhaps a prisoner of its own rigid formulas,” Francis said. The pope is in Brazil for World Youth Day.  

    July 28, 2013 7:59 AM

  10. SURVIVOR Nelly Sings to Amanda Berry Hennes Paynter Communications, via AP

    10. Nelly Sings to Amanda Berry

    Just one day after her captor was sentenced to life in prison without parole, Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry made a triumphant first public appearance at an all-day concert in Ohio. Introduced by rapper Nelly, Berry walked on stage to loud cheers of support. "She waved to the crowd, everyone went crazy cheering," said one concertgoer. Nelly serenaded a smiling Berry after telling the crowd he thought she had "lots to catch up on." It was Berry's frantic call to 911 in May that led police to Ariel Castro's home, where she and two other women had been held captive for nearly a decade.

    July 28, 2013 11:32 AM

  11. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT Inspiration Behind Hannibal Lecter Revealed MGM Home Entertianent, Library of Congress/AP

    11. Inspiration Behind Hannibal Lecter Revealed

    Thomas Harris, the author behind one of the best known and most disturbed characters in cinematographic history, has revealed the inspiration that led him to conjure up Hannibal Lecter. Harris was a journalist visiting Nuevo Leon State Prison in Monterrey, Mexico, in the 1960s to interview a mental patient who had killed three people. While there, Harris met a doctor who had saved the patient's life by tending to a gunshot wound and who was also in prison for killing. Harris, who was introduced to the doctor through the prison warden, explains all of this in the introduction to The Silence of the Lambs’ 25th anniversary edition.

     

     

    July 28, 2013 3:50 PM

  12. TRAGEDY Body Found in NY Boat Crash AP Photo/Rockland County Sheriff's Office

    12. Body Found in NY Boat Crash

    Authorities in Piermont, New York, said on Sunday they have a recovered a body that they believe is Mark Lennon, the 30-year-old best man aboard a boat that crashed on Friday night and likely took the life of the bride-to-be. The boat carrying members of a wedding party struck a barge near the Tappen Zee Bridge. A body believed to be the bride, Lindsey Stewart, 30, has already been recovered, and the groom-to-be, Brian Bond, 36, is currently hospitalized from his injuries. The boat's driver, described as an acquaintance of the couple, was injured and has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and other charges—and police believe there is probable cause that he was intoxicated. Stewart and Bond, who Stewart’s stepfather said were childhood sweethearts, had been set to marry in two weeks.

    July 28, 2013 2:07 PM

  13. JUST LIKE MAD MEN Ad Giants Omnicom, Publicis to Merge Francois Mori/AP

    13. Ad Giants Omnicom, Publicis to Merge

    Hopefully they will have an easier time coming up with a name than Sterling Cooper. Advertising agencies Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe announced on Sunday that they will merge, forming the world’s largest advertising agency. Paris-based Publicis and New York-based Omnicom brought in a combined $22.7 billion last year, and the combined group, Publicis Omnicom Group, will have a valuation of $35.1 billion. Publicis CEO Maurice Lévy and Omnicom’s John Wren will act as co-CEOs for the next 30 months, then Lévy will be the non-executive chairman and Wren the CEO.

    July 28, 2013 12:39 PM

  14. RECOVERY Teresa Heinz Kerry Released from Hospital Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

    14. Teresa Heinz Kerry Released from Hospital

    Teresa Heinz Kerry was released from a Boston-area rehabilitation center on Saturday, nearly three weeks after suffering a seizure in Nantucket. “It was amazing, a miracle,” said the 74-year-old, who is expected to make a full recovery. Heinz Kerry will return to her civics duties after some outpatient treatment and a “period of rest.” She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and has undergone surgery and radiation treatments. A spokesman for her husband, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Glen Johnson, said that the cause of the seizure has not yet been determined.

    July 28, 2013 8:20 AM

  15. GANGNAM STYLE Psy Divulges Drug and Family Issues Harry How/Getty Images

    15. Psy Divulges Drug and Family Issues

    His hit song “Gangnam Style” may have catapulted him to international stardom, but that doesn’t mean Psy isn’t wrestling with any inner demons. The pop star gave a wide-ranging interview to The Sunday Times in which he opened up about his trouble with alcohol, his addiction to cigarettes, and his abusive father. He called vodka his “best friend” and said that the only time he isn’t drinking is when he’s hung over. “If I’m happy, I’m drinking, if I’m sad, I’m drinking,” he said. “If it’s raining, I’m drinking, if it’s sunny, I’m drinking.”

    July 28, 2013 5:10 PM

  16. TRAGEDY 3 Killed in Indiana Church Bus Crash Rick Callahan/AP

    16. 3 Killed in Indiana Church Bus Crash

    At least three people were killed and another is in critical condition after a bus carrying mostly children and teenagers from a local church camp overturned on Saturday near Indianapolis. A pastor, his wife, and a mother of five were identified as those killed on Sunday. The bus, reportedly traveling “at a high speed,” careened off an exit ramp on I-465 and landed on its side, and the driver said the brakes failed. “It kind of pivoted on the nose of the bus and did a little bit of a twist,” said witness Carol Albright. “How it didn’t hit another car, I don’t know.” Most of the injured were teenagers, but a toddler was also taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

    July 28, 2013 10:31 AM

  17. WE’RE READY NBC Plans Hillary Clinton Miniseries Cliff Owen/AP

    17. NBC Plans Hillary Clinton Miniseries

    No Amy Poehler? NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt announced on Saturday that the network will be planning a movie about Hillary Clinton, to be aired prior to the 2016 election and starring Diane Lane. The movie is still in the early stages: there is no completed script yet, let alone an actor cast to play Bill Clinton. Hillary will follow the former Secretary of State from the first days after the Lewinsky scandal in 1998 until the present day. The script will be written by Frozen River writer Courtney Hunt.

    July 28, 2013 8:25 AM

  18. WON’T BE THE SAME Reid Dropped from ‘Sharknado 2’ Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

    18. Reid Dropped from ‘Sharknado 2’

    Sharknado 2 just won’t the same. TMZ reported on Saturday that the star of the first film, Tara Reid, won’t be returning to the sequel—because the producers don’t want her. Sharknado, the Syfy film about a shark-filled tornado in Los Angeles, was a social-media phenomenon, but only scored modest ratings at the time. That hasn’t stopped the channel from announcing a New York-set sequel is in the works—although producers apparently didn’t put Reid on their wish list for the cast. Her co-star Ian Ziering is reportedly set to return. They both made apparently $50,000 for the original.

    July 28, 2013 8:52 AM

  19. OBIT Radio Host David 'Kidd' Kraddick Dies KISS-FM/Clear Channel Dallas

    19. Radio Host David 'Kidd' Kraddick Dies

    Morning radio host David “Kidd” Kraddick died on Saturday in New Orleans at the age of 53. The cause of death is still unknown. Kraddick was in New Orleans for a gold tournament to raise money for his charity, Kidd’s Kid Charity. Kraddick was the voice of “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” broadcast in over 100 cities. Kraddick’s days as a disc jockey began in high school. After bouncing around from Los Angeles to Tampa, his career really took off when he moved to Dallas and his show became nationally syndicated. Last week, Kraddick joked to his co-hosts about what he wanted his “last moments on Earth” to be like.

    July 28, 2013 8:48 AM

  20. CALL ME THE BREEZE Musician J.J. Cale Dies Tony Gutierrez/AP

    20. Musician J.J. Cale Dies

    Musician J.J. Cale, singer and author of the iconic songs “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” died Friday of a heart attack. He was 74. Originally from Oklahoma, Cale, a self-taught guitarist, had struggled as a musician until “After Midnight” was picked up by Eric Clapton in 1970. Cale said that after he heard it, he thought “Oh man, I might stay with the music business.” Cale was famously publicity-shy, not appearing on his own album covers for 15 years and turning down an invitation to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Cale’s songs have been covered not only by Clapton but also Waylon Jennings, Carlos Santana, and Randy Crawford. The musician Beck has said Cale influenced his work.

    July 28, 2013 8:50 AM

  21. DEADLY Toxic Alcohol Kills 18 in Pakistan A Majeed/AFP/Getty

    21. Toxic Alcohol Kills 18 in Pakistan

    Eighteen people have been killed and dozens more are sick in the city of Faisalabad, Pakistan, after drinking contaminated alcohol. Alcohol consumption and property is legal only for non-Muslims in Pakistan, causing many people to illegally brew it at home. Illegal liquor is especially rampant during Ramadan, when all legal wine shops are closed. The victims are believed to be Muslim and Christian laborers attending a birthday party and another private event. The provincial governor has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

    July 28, 2013 8:04 AM

  22. HE’S BACK Rick Warren Returns to Pulpit Luis Alvarez/AP

    22. Rick Warren Returns to Pulpit

    Pastor Rick Warren gave his first sermon Saturday since his son committed suicide in April, preaching about how his family had struggled to deal with their loss. Warren, the author of enormously successful The Purpose Driven Life and How to Get Through What You’re Going Through, walked on stage to a standing ovation with his wife Kay, with both appearing to be fighting back tears. Warren said that his 27-year-old son Matthew had suffered from mental illness, and had a “tender heart and tortured mind.” Warren said he would spend the next six weeks giving sermons about the different stages of grief and how his faith helped him after his son’s death.

    July 28, 2013 8:23 AM