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  1. oh, Sakuramjima Volcano Erupts in Japan Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory/AP

    1. Volcano Erupts in Japan

    Residents of Kagoshima, Japan, were forced to don masks, raincoats, and umbrellas to avoid the ash raining down from an eruption at Sakurajima volcano. There were no reported injuries, but a smoke plume billowed 3 miles into the air, and lava seeped about half a mile away from the volcano's fissure Sakuramjima. The explosion took place roughly 6 miles from the city. Though this isn't an unusual occurence, the Japan Meteorological Agency doesn't expect a larger eruption at this point.

    August 18, 2013 9:44 PM

  2. STILL RACIAL PROFILING Trayvon's Mom Against 'Stop and Frisk' Law Matt Rourke/AP

    2. Trayvon's Mom Against 'Stop and Frisk' Law

    Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, voiced her opinion regarding 'Stop and Frisk' on Meet the Press after a federal judge called the law unconstitutional and unfair to minorities. "You can't give people the authority—whether it's civilians or police officers—the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin," she said. Her son, Trayvon, was killed in February 2012 after a fight occurred with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Fulton's attorney, Benjamin Crump, also argued that the racial profiling that goes along with the "stop-and-frisk" tactic may have led to the boy's death.

    August 18, 2013 4:54 PM

  3. BREAKING Report: 38 Killed in Egypt Prison Riot Hassan Ammar/AP

    3. Report: 38 Killed in Egypt Prison Riot

    Thirty-eight supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed Sunday in a prison riot, security sources told Reuters. The Interior Ministry did confirm that there were deaths after some prisoners tried to escape, but would not give an exact number. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters were jailed last week during protests against Egypt’s military rule.

    August 18, 2013 2:40 PM

  4. close to home UK Detains Greenwald's Partner Tanya Lokshina

    4. UK Detains Greenwald's Partner

    British authorities took the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald into custody at London's Heathrow airport and interrogated him for nine hours on Sunday due to his connection to Edward Snowden. David Miranda, a Brazilian citizen, was held under a terrorism act that allows customs officials to question someone "to determine if that individual is a person concerned in the commission, preparation or execution of acts of terrorism." The Guardian said it was "dismayed" by the detention, and the Brazilian foreign ministry wrote in a statement that, "This measure has no justification since it involves an individual against whom there are no charges that can warrant the use of this legislation."

    August 18, 2013 7:18 PM

  5. TIME'S UP Oscar Pistorius to Be Indicted for Murder Waldo Swiegers/AFP/Getty

    5. Oscar Pistorius to Be Indicted for Murder

    Olympic double amputee track star, Oscar Pistorius, will be served with an indictment in a South African court Monday, setting the scene for the first phase of the sprinter's trial which will begin in March 2014. Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend—whose 30th birthday happens to be Monday. According to a police statement, the team "is convinced that the accused has a charge to answer." Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in his home by mistake thinking she was a dangerous intruder.

    August 18, 2013 3:58 PM

  6. 60 years later CIA Admits Role in Iran Coup Bettmann-Corbis

    6. CIA Admits Role in Iran Coup

    Well that only took six decades. The CIA has finally admitted its participation in a 1953 coup that ousted Iran's prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. The U.S.- and British-orchestrated coup influenced years of anti-American sentiment. Now, almost 60 years to the day later, the CIA released a version of "The Battle for Iran" internal report to a Freedom of Information Act request. Under the section titled "Covert Action" it reads: "[T]he military coup that overthrew Mosadeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy," to avoid leaving Iran "open to Soviet aggression." The American role has long been common knowledge, but the CIA had refused to confirm that aspect of the operation.

    August 18, 2013 9:55 PM

  7. breached Man Hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook Kris Krug

    7. Man Hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook

    Hey Zuckerberg, watch your page. A Palestinian man hacked into Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page, posting on his wall. The man, named Khalil, had submitted multiple reports to Facebook about a bug that allows him to post on anyone's wall, but was ignored. So he wrote to Zuckerburg, apologizing for "breaking your privacy and post to your wall," but "i has no other choice to make after all the resports i sent to Facebook team." Facebook normally offers money to those pointing out vulnerabilities, but they say Khalil cannot claim the reward because he broke the site's terms of service.

    August 18, 2013 8:40 PM

  8. CORRECTION NEEDED Bill Clinton: There Were Errors in NYT Piece Reuters

    8. Bill Clinton: There Were Errors in NYT Piece

    Former President Bill Clinton said on Friday that there were important errors in The New York Times piece on the Clinton Foundation’s finances—and the errors caused the right-wing media to (predictably) go into overdrive in their criticism of Hillary Clinton. On August 13th, Nicholas Confessore and Amy Chozick of the Times wrote that there is “unease” over finance and management issues at the recently renamed nonprofit, now called the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The Times report claimed that the Foundation had a $40 million deficit in 2007 and 2008, and an $8 million deficit in 2012, citing tax returns. Bill Clinton said in a letter that those numbers were inaccurate since they relied on unaudited numbers from the 2012 annual report, and audited financials will reveal a surplus. Additionally, Clinton said the Times failed to provide crucial context and facts.

    August 18, 2013 7:56 AM

  9. RISKY BUSINESS JPMorgan Investigated for Bribery Mark Lennihan/AP

    9. JPMorgan Investigated for Bribery

    JPMorgan: check yourself before you wreck yourself. The behemoth is being investigated once again—this time over U.S. bribery charges alleging that the company hired the children of influential Chinese leaders to help it win business in China. In one example, the company landed a massive deal to make a railway in China public after hiring one of the railway official’s daughters. The scandal comes less than a week after two Ex-JPMorgan employees were indicted for their involvement in the company’s 2012 “London Whale” incident, which resulted in trading losses of over $6 billion.

    August 18, 2013 11:56 AM

  10. MOVIE CRASHERS Armed Guards at ‘The Butler’ Spark Outrage Anne Marie Fox/The Weinstein Company

    10. Armed Guards at ‘The Butler’ Spark Outrage

    Moviegoers at a Regal Cinemas in Silver Spring, Maryland, were forced to watch Lee Daniels’s The Butler with a few uninvited guests: the police. The audience—most of whom were black—left the movie insulted at what appeared to be an “abnormally heavy” amount of security, including double ticket validation and armed guards facing the audience. A tweet by one of the viewers, Tiffany Flowers, captured the insulting nature of the incident. “@Oprah I went out to support #TheButler last night and @RegalMovies thought it’d be cool to extend the onscreen discrimination to the crowd.” Regal Entertainment Group released a statement Sunday denying any wrongdoing.  

     

    August 18, 2013 6:04 PM

  11. BLAZE Idaho Wildfire Causes More Evacuations Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/MCT

    11. Idaho Wildfire Causes More Evacuations

    More people were evacuated from their homes in Idaho on Saturday night after a wildfire pushed north, bringing the total number of evacuated homes up to 2,300. Seven hundred firefighters have been deployed to the region, which includes the wealthy ski resort town of Ketchum, where Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis and more celebrities own homes. The Beaver Creek fire, which started when lightning struck the region on Aug. 7th, is only six percent contained. The fire remained fairly tame until Friday night, when it grew to 144 acres, fed by dry timber and underbush. “The fire is consuming everything,” fire spokeswoman Madonna Lengerich said.

    August 18, 2013 7:49 AM

  12. GET OUT Effort to Recall Filner Begins Bill Wechter / Getty Images News

    12. Effort to Recall Filner Begins

    Seriously, Bob Filner, just go. That’s what the residents of San Diego are saying, as the effort to recall the mayor accused of sexual harassment began on Sunday—amid polls that showed that 81 percent of the city’s residents wanted Filner to resign. There are several events being held throughout of the city on Sunday, and recall organizers need to turn in 101,000 signatures by Sept. 26 to qualify for the ballot. Meanwhile, 10 News / U-T San Diego poll released Sunday found that just 14 percent of the city’s residents want Filner to stay in office, with nearly three-quarters of the 600 respondents saying they would participate in a recall petition against Filner.

    August 18, 2013 2:17 PM

  13. COMPENSATION Penn State Settles with Sandusky Victim Gene J. Puskar/AP

    13. Penn State Settles with Sandusky Victim

    Penn State has reportedly made its first settlement to one of the victims of Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach who is now serving a 30 to 60 prison sentence for child sexual abuse. Victim 5, who testified at Sandusky’s criminal trial, agreed to terms with the university, reportedly for millions. The school confirmed a settlement had been made, but did not comment on how much it was for. Victim 5 is among 26 expected settlements out of 31 young men who have pursued claims against the university. Alumni trustee Edward Brown said in July the monetary settlements would most likely total around $60 million.

    August 18, 2013 8:22 AM

  14. OOPS Time Journo: ‘Can’t Wait’ For Assange Drone Strike AP

    14. Time Journo: ‘Can’t Wait’ For Assange Drone Strike

    Michael Grunwald does realize that Twitter is public, right? The Time journalist tweeted Saturday night that he “can’t wait to write the defense of the drone strike that takes out” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Although he quickly deleted the tweet, it was too late for Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist Edward Snowden leaked documents to. Other promintent media people on Twitter picked up as well, causing Grunwald to agree with a follower that his original tweet “gives Assange supporters a nice safe persecution complex to hide in.” Time distanced themselves from Grunwald, saying that he wrote the comments on his own personal account and “is in no way representative of Time’s views.”

    August 18, 2013 11:24 AM

  15. SORRY ELIOT NY Papers Endorse Stringer Pool photo by James Keivom, via AP

    15. NY Papers Endorse Stringer

    It’s a landslide—among the editorial boards, that is. The New York Times, Post, and Daily News all endorsed Scott Stringer for New York City comptroller over Eliot Spitzer—despite that Spitzer had a 19-point lead in a Quinnipiac poll released last week. Running a socks-themed front page (remember how Spitzer, aka Client No. 9, allegedly didn’t want to take his socks off for sex with prostitutes? Well now you do), the Post writes that “Spitzer genuinely believes only one thing deep in his soul—that the rules don’t apply to him” and calls back to Spitzer pursuit of higher ethical standards before patronizing prostitutes. Over at the News, the paper claims that Spitzer made “definitively false statements” when meeting with their editorial board, causing the paper to “strenuously” endorse Stringer. The Times didn’t mince words, writing in the first line “Scott Stringer would make a fine comptroller.”

    August 18, 2013 8:26 AM

  16. RESCUE Bear-Mauling Victim Survives 36 Hours Becky Bohrer/AP

    16. Bear-Mauling Victim Survives 36 Hours

    A man who had been mauled by a brown bear survived 36 hours in the remote Alaskan wilderness before being rescued on Friday, the Alaskan Air National Guard said. James Tuttle, who had been part of a guided hunting party, was attacked about 35 miles north Anaktuvuk Pass on Wednesday, and is now in stable condition at a Fairbanks hospital. Helicopter rescue teams made several attempts to find Tuttle, but had to turn around due to poor weather. Air National Guard had to land in a dense patch of brush, using night-vision goggles since it was the darkest part of the night and clouds settling in near the village—but they spotted a campfire and dropped flares to guide them to Tuttle. Details of the mauling—and how it was reported—are still murky.

    August 18, 2013 8:43 AM

  17. RIP Burlesque Performer Dixie Evans Dies Damian Dovarganes/AP

    17. Burlesque Performer Dixie Evans Dies

    Famed burlesque performer Dixie Evans, called the “godmother of burlesque” who later ran a pageant and museum for strippers, has died on natural causes in Las Vegas, her biographer said. Evans was 86. Evans emphasized tease, not stripping, in her act, which many considered sexier than Marilyn Monroe, who Evans imitated in the 1950s to get her big break. Evans later opened a museum dedicated to burlesque and strippers, which contained memorabilia including Sally Rand’s fans, lingerie owned by Gypsy Rose Lee, and pasties in every color of the rainbow. In 1991, she started the Miss Exotic World pageant, which drew performers from all over the world.

    August 18, 2013 8:45 AM

  18. TRAGEDY Report: Singer Raz B on Life Support Chris Carlson/AP

    18. Report: Singer Raz B on Life Support

    Singer Raz B is reportedly in a coma and on life support after having his face smashed with a bottle, according to TMZ. The 28-year-old singer, one of the founding members of B2K, reportedly had a glass bottle smashed in his face after trying to break up a fight that broke out in the crowd during a performance on Thursday night. Raz received medical support immediately after the incident, and underwent minor surgery to fix a cut on his lip—but he didn’t wake up the next day. His publicist said Saturday that the singer is in a coma and “needs as many prayers as possible.”

    August 18, 2013 8:46 AM

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  20. Cold Case Scotland Yard 'Scoping' New Diana Death Info KRAIPIT PHANVUT/AFP/Getty Images

    19. Scotland Yard 'Scoping' New Diana Death Info

    Scotland Yard announced on Saturday that it recently received new information pertaining to the 1997 deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed and will be "scoping" it for details. The police were careful to point out that the case is not being officially reopened and that the deaths have already been "thoroughly investigated, and examined." They will be merely "assessing [the new information's] relevance and credibility." What's the information, exactly? The spokesman wouldn't say. Conspiracy theorists, start your engines.

    August 17, 2013 1:41 PM

  21. DISGRACED China Sets Trial Date for Bo Xilai Andy Wong/AP

    20. China Sets Trial Date for Bo Xilai

    This could be the trial of the century in China. Communist Party officials announced on Sunday that ex-party boss Bo Xilai’s trial will begin on Thursday, amid a high-profile crackdown on corruption. Xilai, the former party chief of the city of Chongqing and once called one of the 25 most powerful men in China, was expelled from the party last year after a scandal involving the murder of a British businessman, Neil Haywood. Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, has been charged Haywood’s murder. The trial will be held in the eastern city of Jinan, far from his old power base in Chongqing. Meanwhile, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday that former top Communist Party official Liu Tienan has been placed under investigation for suspected bribe-taking.

    August 18, 2013 8:18 AM

  22. CRACKDOWN EU to ‘Urgently Review’ Egypt Aid Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty

    21. EU to ‘Urgently Review’ Egypt Aid

    The European Union announced on Sunday that it will “urgently review” its relationship with Egypt, which started to return to normal Sunday after the army strictly enforced a curfew on Saturday night. More than 800 people have died since Wednesday, when clashes between the army and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi began. In a joint statement, the presidents of the European Commission and the European Council said the calls for democracy and human rights “cannot be disregarded, much less washed away in blood.” Meanwhile, Egypt’s cabinet will hold emergency meetings on Sunday to discuss the fate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi’s party whose members have been the subject of the bloody crackdown. Cairo was a ghost town on Saturday night after the bloodiest week in the country’s history.

    August 18, 2013 7:52 AM