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  1. Chilling Teens Charged With Murdering For Fun Stephens County Sheriffs Department/AP

    1. Teens Charged With Murdering For Fun

    Three Oklahoma teenagers were charged on Tuesday with randomly targeting and killing a college baseball player out of boredom earlier this summer. 22-year-old Christopher Lane, an Australian transplant who went to school at Oklahoma's East Central University, was visiting his girlfriend's parents in the town of Duncan when he was shot in the back and killed. In court, prosecutors accused 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna of pulling the trigger from the backseat of a car in which 15-year-old James Francis Edwards was sitting shotgun. The two were charged with murder while the driver, 17-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones, was charged with accessory to first-degree murder and using his car to discharge the weapon. The prosecutor referred to the three as "thugs" and said Edwards, who had gotten in trouble with the law before the shooting too, "thinks it's all a joke." 

    August 20, 2013 10:01 PM

  2. kind of embarrassing Report: U.S. Still Unsure of What Snowden Took The Guardian via Getty

    2. Report: U.S. Unsure of What Snowden Took

    Two months and one media circus later, it turns out that the National Security Agency is still unsure of what, exactly, Snowden took, according to sources who spoke to NBC News. The NSA is apparently “overwhelmed” trying to determine the full extent of the damage Snowden caused, despite NSA director Keith Alexander’s assurances that the government knows what the leaker took. Snowden was able to wander freely through the NSA’s data troves because of the agency’s poor data compartmentalization, said NBC’s sources. Some of the unreleased materials that Snowden leaked are believed to include details of data collection by allies of the U.S., including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.K.

    August 20, 2013 6:33 PM

  3. NEW DETAILS School Clerk Convinced GA Gunman to Back Down David Goldman/AP

    3. School Clerk Convinced GA Gunman to Back Down

    While authorities are still working on finding a motive for the shooting at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, school clerk Antoinette Tuff told ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer that by talking to the gunman and telling him her life story, she worked to convince him to back down. "He told me he was sorry for what he was doing. He was willing to die," Tuff said, adding that she asked him to put his weapons and backpack down, then told police he was giving himself up. It’s not clear whether the suspect, a 19-year-old white male who was carrying multiple guns, had any ties to the school. 



    August 20, 2013 4:58 PM

  4. Ouch Tsarnaev’s Injuries Detailed in Documents FBI via Getty Images

    4. Tsarnaev Suffered Multiple Gunshot Injuries

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sustained more than just a few scratches before his dramatic capture, according to court documents. The papers, which were released on Monday, describe multiple injuries, including wounds from a bullet that struck him in the mouth and exited from the left side of his face, fracturing his skull and damaging his pharynx, middle ear, and a cervical vertebra. Tsarnaev also sustained multiple bullet wounds to his extremities, including his left hand. Stephen Ray Odom, a trauma surgeon, said during a federal court hearing that none of Tsarnaev’s wounds were life-threatening and that he had been taking Dilaudid, a powerful painkiller.

    August 20, 2013 2:54 PM

  5. OUT OF SIGHT Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies Paul Sancya/AP

    5. Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies

    Elmore Leonard, the bestselling crime novelist and author of Hollywood screenplays such as Get Shorty, Be Cool, and Out of Sight, died Tuesday. He was 87. Leonard died from complications of a stroke he suffered three weeks ago, his researcher wrote on Leonard’s Facebook page. Leonard was at home in Detroit, surrounded by his family at the time of his death. While recovering from his stroke, Leonard had said he would continue to work on his latest novel, his 46th.

    Leonard discusses Raylan Givens, the character that inspired the FX series 'Justified.'

    August 20, 2013 9:58 AM

  6. TIME'S UP Manning to Be Sentenced Wednesday Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

    6. Manning to Be Sentenced Wednesday

    Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old who faces up to 90 years in prison for the largest leak of confidential materials in American history, will receive his sentencing Wednesday morning. Manning has already spent three and a half years in custody, which he will be credited for. Private Manning will not be able to make a statement after what an expert is calling a brief hearing. While working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning leaked documents including Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and State Department diplomatic cables. It took less than an hour and a half for both sides to make closing arguments Monday.

    August 20, 2013 3:32 PM

  7. CHILLING PSA Reenacts Trayvon Martin Shooting Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

    7. PSA Reenacts Trayvon Martin Shooting

    An anti-gun advertisement to protest Florida's controversial “stand your ground” laws uses audio from 911 calls made the night Trayvon Martin was fatally shot. The chilling public service announcement pieces together the events that led to the teenager's February 2012 death at the hands of George Zimmerman, who was later acquitted of murder charges. Floyd Russ, the spot's producer, said he got the idea for the PSA after Zimmerman was found not guilty. He raised money online to cover the costs of production and then found a client for the ad. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence took Russ up on the offer.

    August 20, 2013 3:23 PM

  8. EXCLUSIVE U.S. Secretly Cuts Aid to Egypt Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty

    8. U.S. Secretly Cuts Aid to Egypt

    The U.S. has secretly pulled aid funding to Egypt, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy exclusively told The Daily Beast on Monday. The White House has insisted that the $585 million of aid appropriated for Egypt is officially on hold, and no final decision has been made. Two administration officials told The Daily Beast that the White House decided to observe the law that will restrict military aid on a temporary basis, and the U.S. State Department said no policy decision had been made. Meanwhile, in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie has been detained. He is reportedly being transferred to a Tora prison, where ousted leader Hosni Mubarak is being held.

    August 20, 2013 6:51 AM

  9. OOPSY DAISY Goldman Faces Potential $100M Loss Richard Drew / AP Photo

    9. Goldman Faces Potential $100M Loss

    Not a good day to be Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street behemoth faces up to $100 million in damages after making several “erroneous” programming errors Tuesday, reports the Financial Times. The accident was allegedly caused by faulty software, which misread clients’ interest in option trading funds as actual orders. Some of the stock-option prices, as a result, dropped to as little as $1. An employee at Goldman confirmed the blunder but told Bloomberg that the losses would “not be material.”

    August 20, 2013 5:22 PM

  10. NOT TO WORRY Flight Controllers Solve UFO Mystery NASA TV

    10. Flight Controllers Solve UFO Mystery

    When NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy spotted what he thought was a mysterious object roughly 220 miles from Earth, he reached out to Mission Control to investigate. Turns out, though, it was merely an antenna cover. “The object has been identified by Russian flight controllers as an antenna cover from the Zvezda service module,” a narrator on a clip from NASA TV said. The Zvezda service module, which has station living quarters, data-processing systems, and more, was launched on a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. 

    August 20, 2013 2:52 PM

  11. IT'S ABOUT TIME 1972 Miami Dolphins Visit the White House Jacquelyn Martin/AP

    11. 1972 Miami Dolphins Visit the White House

    “Football is in the air!” the president exclaimed before introducing the 1972 Miami Dolphins to an excited crowd in the East Room of the White House. President Obama encouraged the crowd to “give it up” for the undefeated team, while also recognizing the “unorthodox” nature of celebrating a team’s Super Bowl victory four decades after the fact. Since the Dolphins hadn’t been to the White House in ’72, “I decided it was high time to pay tribute to the NFL’s only perfect team,” Obama reasoned.

    August 20, 2013 4:18 PM

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  13. BAD INTEL U.S. Had ‘Heads-Up’ on Greenwald Partner Detainment Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

    12. U.S. Had ‘Heads-Up’ on Greenwald Partner Detainment

    A British official said Tuesday that the U.S. had been given a “heads-up” before reporter Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, was detained and interrogated in relation to Greenwald’s articles about fugitive leaker Edward Snowden. “They were threatening me all the time, saying I would be put in jail if I didn’t cooperate,” Miranda told The Guardian. Scotland Yard defended Miranda’s detention as “legally and procedurally sound,” since Miranda allegedly had been assisting Greenwald in publishing Snowden’s documents and had just returned from a trip to Berlin to meet with Greenwald’s business partner, Laura Poitras, a U.S. filmmaker. But the White House on Monday denied any involvement in Miranda’s detention, with White House spokesman Josh Earnest saying it was “a law-enforcement action taken by the British government.”

    August 20, 2013 6:56 AM

  14. OUT OF THE WOODS Kodak Bankruptcy Exit Plan Approved Scott Olson

    13. Kodak Bankruptcy Exit Plan Approved

    Take a picture: Kodak isn’t shuttering after all. A federal judge approved the photo pioneer’s Plan of Reorganization on Tuesday, laying the groundwork for Kodak to emerge from bankruptcy protection on September 3. Moving forward, the company will focus on commercial and packaging printing in the world of digital photography. But the good news comes with collateral damage in the bankruptcy, including the loss of retirement benefits for former Kodak workers. Still, as Kodak CEO Antonio Perez said in a statement, the company’s “emergence is now imminent.”

    August 20, 2013 5:34 PM

  15. JUSTICE? Musharraf Indicted in Bhutto’s Murder K M Chaudary/AP

    14. Musharraf Indicted in Bhutto’s Murder

    Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf was charged Tuesday in connection to the 2007 assassination of his rival, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf has long maintained his innocence and insists the charges are politically motivated. Six others were charged—four suspected militants and two senior police officers—and a court date was set for August 27. Musharraf returned earlier this year from self-imposed exile, in the hopes of running for office, but has since been placed under house arrest. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whom Musharraf ousted in 1999 in a bloodless coup, intends to try Musharraf for treason.

    August 20, 2013 6:48 AM

  16. overworked BofA Intern Dies in London Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

    15. BofA Intern Dies in London

    A 21-year-old German student interning for Bank of America’s London office was found dead Tuesday morning after reportedly working for 72 hours straight. Moritz Erhardt apparently suffered from epilepsy and collapsed in the shower of his student housing, after, according to posts from colleagues on an Internet forum, working until 6 a.m. three days in a row. An anonymous banker attested to The Independent that “interns can regularly clock up to 100 or even 110 hours a week,” and another spoke of the “magic circle,” in which interns go home at 7 a.m. to shower and change before returning to the office. The head of communications for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch said the company is “deeply shocked and saddened by the news” and cautioned against speculation.

    August 20, 2013 11:15 AM

  17. OH, GOD Maine Gov.: Obama Hates White People Robert F. Bukaty/AP

    16. Maine Gov.: Obama Hates White People

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage allegedly said President Obama “hates white people,” confirmed two state lawmakers who said they heard the remarks directly. Speaking at a local fundraiser, LePage allegedly said Obama would have been the best president ever if he highlighted his biracial heritage—but the president hasn’t done that, because he hates white people. “Yeah, he said it,” said one of the lawmakers, who asked not to be named. “It was one little thing from a speech, but I think most people thought it was totally inappropriate.” LePage, a Tea Party Republican, has previously compared the IRS to the Gestapo and used a crude comment about Vaseline to insult state Sen. Troy Jackson. When running for office, LePage said, “You’re going to be seeing a lot of me on the front page saying ‘Gov. LePage tells Obama to go to hell.’”

    August 20, 2013 7:13 AM

  18. WELCOME Al Jazeera America to Launch Tuesday Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

    17. Al Jazeera America to Launch Tuesday

    Al Jazeera America, the U.S. offering of the Qatar-funded Al Jazeera news empire, will launch Tuesday and will be available on about half of the country’s 100 million televisions. “There will be less opinion, less yelling, and fewer celebrity sightings,” said the channel’s chief executive, Ehab Al Shihabi. Al Jazeera bought Current TV’s cable distribution for $500 million last year, although the station faces of the risk of having a high-numbered channel far from its competitors. The network also only plans to have six minutes of commercials per hour. American cable companies had been reluctant to include Al Jazeera until now due to a perception of the network being “anti-American.”

    August 20, 2013 7:21 AM

  19. OH, OKAY Seventeen Creates Candy Line via AP

    18. Seventeen Creates Candy Line

    Craving something sweet? Looking for the perfect gift for a friend? Or maybe you just need a pick-me-up after breaking up with your boyfriend. Either way, Seventeen is there for you. The media outlet has developed its own line of candy with IT'SUGAR. They’ve got Hooked on You gummy worms, No Strings Attached red licorice vines, Early Mornings Don’t Have to Suck lollipops, and, of course, breath mints in case you find yourself in a situation where you want to kiss someone but just ate Italian food. Chocolate lovers can pick from a variety of confections, including the Sugar Rush Sorority and Hey Hottie chocolate bars.

    August 20, 2013 6:07 PM

  20. Pyongyang Ice North Korea Has a Meth Problem Stephanie Pilick/AP

    19. North Korea Has a Meth Problem

    North Korea has been making meth for export for years, but according to a study in the journal North Korea Review, the country has begun getting high on its own supply. The study says that between 40 percent and 50 percent of the population in northern areas of the country are addicted to crystal meth, though good data are hard to come by. It's not the first time a drug meant for export has become a problem: opium abuse was once widespread, but when the fields died in the mid 2000s the country switched to meth, and now production has shifted from state-run factories to home kitchens.

    August 20, 2013 11:38 AM

  21. KINDA MOTHER-IN-LAW Kanye to Appear on Kris Jenner’s Show Alan Diaz/AP

    20. Kanye to Appear on Kris Jenner’s Show

    Kris Jenner is still the Kardashian family matriarch, and it looks like Kanye West is respects that. West stopped by Jenner’s talk show, Kris, on Monday to discuss baby North, falling in love with Kim—and the fallout from the president’s remarks on the Kardashian clan. The hourlong interview is expected to air later this week. West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian have so far managed to keep their daughter, North, now 2 months old, out of the limelight.

    August 20, 2013 7:27 AM

  22. NO STRINGS ATTACHED ’N Sync to Reunite at VMAs Manny Hernandez/PRNewsFoto, via AP

    21. ’N Sync to Reunite at VMAs

    ’N Sync to the Backstreet Boys: two can play at this comeback game. The onetime double-platinum boy band plans to make a triumphant return to the stage with a performance Sunday at the Video Music Awards, says the New York Post. “Justin Timberlake and his former ... band members are set to reunite for a special performance on the VMAs Sunday night at the Barclays Center,” reads the MTV announcement. The band’s leader turned solo artist, actor, and Jay Z’s BFF, Justin Timberlake, will perform independently before being joined by his former bandmates. Timberlake, whose new album, The 20/20 Experience, came out this spring, will also be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the event. Don't get too excited, super-fans, the boys will be saying bye, bye, bye for good after the night ends.

    August 20, 2013 10:39 AM

  23. MIRACLE 100 Rescued From Boat in Indian Ocean Scott Fisher/Getty

    22. 100 Rescued From Boat in Indian Ocean

    More than 100 people were rescued Tuesday after their boat sank in the Indian Ocean. They were reportedly seeking asylum in Australia. The boat sank about 140 miles north of Christmas Island, where a detention camp for asylum seekers is run by Australia. Two of the 106 rescued had minor injuries. It’s still unclear whether any people were missing; initial projections had 105 on board.

    August 20, 2013 7:15 AM

  24. NSA Files U.K. Forced Guardian to Destroy Hard Drives SUZANNE PLUNKETT

    23. U.K. Forced Guardian to Destroy Hard Drives

    Wait, the files are in the computer? After weeks of threatening legal action, British officials forced The Guardian to destroy the hard drives containing documents leaked by Edward Snowden, according to the U.K. paper. At first British officials said the documents were stolen and demanded they be returned. Then they said foreign governments could spy on conversations at The Guardian by, for example, using lasers to detect vibrations in plastic cups. The Guardian felt that handing over the files would compromise Snowden, so they decided to destroy them, taking the computers to a basement and using drills and grinders as two intelligence agents watched. The Guardian’s editor told the officials that copies existed out of the country so destroying the physical hard drives wouldn’t accomplish anything, but they still wanted them destroyed.

    August 20, 2013 3:18 PM

  25. HI, PRINCE GEORGE! Royal Baby Pictures Released via Twitter

    24. Royal Baby Pictures Released

    The first official family portraits featuring newborn Prince George were released today, after being leaked on Twitter three hours early. The two portraits show Duchess Catherine holding the baby with Prince William. In one, the couple’s cocker spaniel, Lupo, is seated next to them. (We think we also spy Tilly, the Middleton family’s golden retriever, just out of the frame.) Breaking from tradition, the pictures were taken earlier this month not by a professional photographer, but by Kate's father, Michael Middleton, outside a royal setting, at her family’s home in Bucklebury.

    In his first interview since George's birth, Prince William called his son a 'rascal.'

    August 19, 2013 6:34 PM

  26. LUCKY ESCAPE Dick Van Dyke Pulled From Wreck Steve Granitz / WireImage via Getty Images

    25. Dick Van Dyke Pulled From Wreck

    Dick Van Dyke has a good Samaritan to thank for rescuing him after his Jaguar exploded in flames on a Los Angeles freeway Monday afternoon. A passing driver who saw the smoking car and an elderly man at the wheel pulled the driver out of the vehicle only to discover it was the venerable 87-year-old actor. “He was gone before I had a chance to calm down,” Van Dyke told TMZ. The engine was engulfed in flames soon after. Van Dyke didn’t require medical attention, and his wife came to pick him up at the scene. “Someone’s looking after me,” he said.

    August 19, 2013 6:53 PM

  27. THAT’S THAT Ted Cruz Will Renounce Canadian Citizenship Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    26. Cruz Will Renounce Canadian Citizenship

    Sen. Ted Cruz said in a statement Monday he will renounce his Canadian citizenship after a newspaper pointed out that he may still be a dual citizen. According to legal experts, Cruz is technically a citizen of Canada, since he was born there. Perhaps it’s because Cruz may be running for president in 2016 that he wanted to clear the air—even after his spokesman denied the claim. “Now The Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” he said. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship.”

    August 19, 2013 10:26 PM