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  1. MORE BLOODSHED Attacks Kill At Least 46 in Iraq Hadi Mizban/AP

    1. Attacks Kill At Least 46 in Iraq

    At least 46 people were killed in Iraq on Sunday during a wave of violence that many fear is returning the fragile democracy back to a state of civil war. The bloodshed has been intensifying since April when the government began cracking down on a Sunni protest camp, leaving observers to wonder whether Iraqi security forces are up to the challenge of protecting the country. One of the attacks took place near Mosul where insurgents created a fake checkpoint and killed five soldiers on their way back to base. Multiple car bombs—at least four in Baghdad alone—detonated throughout the day. More than 400 people have been killed in Iraq so far in August.

    August 25, 2013 4:26 PM

  2. OBIT Muriel "Mickie" Siebert Dies At 80 Craig Ruttle/AP

    2. Muriel "Mickie" Siebert Dies At 80

    Muriel Siebert, the first woman to gain membership in the New York Stock Exchange, passed away Saturday at the age of 80. Siebert, whose nickname was "Mickie," died from complications from cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Siebert became the first woman member of the NYSE in 1967 and was the first female superintendent of banking for New York state, a position she held from 1977 to 1982. Siebert was also the founder and president of the brokerage firm Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc.

     

     

    August 25, 2013 8:35 PM

  3. NOT A PHONY More Salinger Books Coming Amy Sancetta/AP

    3. More Salinger Books Coming

    Great news for angsty teens everywhere: there are more J.D. Salinger books coming—and we’ll find out new details about what happened to Holden Caulfied (don’t disappear!), the Glass family, and more. A new documentary about J.D. Salinger, who died in 2010, claims that there are at least five unpublished books by the author that could be released as soon as 2015. The film is set to air in September. The works were largely written before 2008, when Salinger assigned his output into a trust. One collection will be called The Family Glass (does this mean we’ll find out who won the Yale game?), and another, called The Last and Best of the Peter Pans, will focus on the Caulfields (hopefully Phoebe), the clan at the center of Salinger’s best-known work, The Catcher in the Rye.

    August 25, 2013 8:22 AM

  4. DECLASSIFIED DATA Report: U.S. Helped Iraq With Chemical Attacks Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

    4. Report: U.S. Helped Iraq With Chemical Attacks

    The United States reportedly provided critical intelligence to Iraq during the last days of its war with Iran, which allowed Saddam Hussein's military to use chemical weapons against its adversary. Recently declassified CIA documents claim that the Reagan administration knew that the Iraqis would use nerve gas but didn't stop them from doing so because it wanted Iraq to win the war. The U.S. had satellite imagery that showed Iran building up forces to exploit a hole in Iraq's defenses and reported the location of Iranian troops to the Hussein regime. The CIA documents also showed that agency officials debated the repercussions of Iraq using chemical weapons and ultimately felt that international reaction would be muted.

    August 25, 2013 10:10 PM

  5. MYSTERY Report: Lamar Odom Missing for Three Days Kevork Djansezian/Getty

    5. Report: Lamar Odom Missing for Three Days

    Lamar Odom's friends and family members reportedly haven't been able to contact the basketball star for almost three days and are concerned he has gone a crack cocaine-fueled drug binge, according to TMZ. Khloe Kardashian threw Odom out of their house on Wednesday after he rejected pleas that he get sober. Odom, who has been battling his drug addiction, agreed to go to rehab in San Diego last year, but left after only three weeks of treatment. Odom has been having difficulty since the basketball season ended and he became a free agent. A rep for Odom says he's alive and well, but would not give any information about his whereabouts.

     

    August 25, 2013 7:05 PM

  6. TRANSPARENCY? Syria: We’ll Let In U.N. Inspectors Reuters

    6. Syria: We’ll Let In U.N. Inspectors

    The Syrian government said Sunday that it will allow in United Nations’ weapons inspectors to the scene of the alleged chemical attack—and the U.N. hopes to begin as soon as Monday. But a senior official in the Obama administration called out the government of Bashar al-Assad for not allowing inspectors in five days ago when the alleged attack occurred, and said “the belated decision by the regime to grant access to the U.N. team is too late to be credible.” Despite a recent poll that show 60 percent of Americans are against intervention in Syria, two key members of the Senate Foreign Affairs panels said they expect the U.S. to strike Syria. Syria’s two biggest allies in the region, Russia and Iran, said they supported the government’s handling of the matter. The jihadist group al-Nusra Front, which has ties to al Qaeda, vowed revenge for Wednesday’s alleged attack, which is believed to have killed hundreds.

    August 25, 2013 2:33 PM

  7. TRAYVON MARTIN Colin Powell Questions Zimmerman Verdict AP

    7. Colin Powell Questions Zimmerman Verdict

    Colin Powell, the first African American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, criticized the fact that a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. "I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there, but I don't know if it will have staying power," Powell said on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday. Powell's comments came on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Powell also said that President Obama should talk more about race relations in America. "I'd like to see him be more passionate about race questions," Powell said. 

    August 25, 2013 5:35 PM

  8. QUICK ACTION All 5 Suspects Arrested in Mumbai Rape Rafiq Maqbool/AP

    8. All 5 Suspects Arrested in Mumbai Rape

    All five men suspected of raping a photojournalist have been arrested, Indian police said on Sunday. The woman, believed to be a 22-year-old intern at a British magazine, was attacked at Shakti Mills, an abandoned textile mill in the center of the city, on Thursday. She had gone to shoot photos with a male colleague, who was beaten during the assault. The woman, who is in the hospital recovering from her injuries, said she wanted the “strictest punishment” for her attackers, but she wants to return to her work. “Rape is not the end of life,” she said. A 19-year-old unemployed man from south Mumbai was the first arrested on Friday, and police made two more arrests on Saturday, followed by an arrest in Delhi on Sunday.

    August 25, 2013 7:58 AM

  9. TELL ALL Ginsburg: SCOTUS Is ‘Exhausting’ Charles Dharapak/AP

    9. Ginsburg: SCOTUS Is ‘Exhausting’

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t going anywhere for a while—even if that means a Republican president will appoint her successor. In an interview with The New York Times published on Sunday, Ginsburg, 80, vowed to stay on the court—and she admitted she regretted her decision in 2009 that led to this year's case that stripped parts of the Voting Rights Act. She called this court “one of the most activist in history,” and called the last two terms “heady, exhausting, challenging.” Ginsburg has had a few bouts with cancer, although she said she is now in good health. Also for trivia nuts: she has a framed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 on her wall.

    August 25, 2013 10:32 AM

  10. SHADY Report: NSA Bugged U.N. Mary Altaffer/AP

    10. Report: NSA Bugged U.N.

    Did the NSA see the movie The Interpreter as a challenge or something? National Security Agency bugged the United Nations in the summer of 2012, successfully penetrating the internal video conferencing system—which happens to violate the U.N.’s espionage act. German magazine Der Spiegel cited secret documents obtained by the NSA’s nemesis, Edward Snowden, who has now sought asylum in Russia. The NSA cracked the internal coding system and then, in communication between members, wrote “the data traffic gives us internal video teleconferences of the United Nations. (yay!)” The NSA also bugged the European Union embassy down the street in New York, one of 80 embassies the NSA bugged around the world as part of a project called “Special Collection Services.” And to make things even shadier, NSA agents were also apparently spying their own "love interests."

    August 25, 2013 12:43 PM

  11. BAD IDEA Zimmerman Visits Gun Factory AP

    11. Zimmerman Visits Gun Factory

    George Zimmerman visited a Florida gun factory late last week that makes the type of weapon he used to kill Trayvon Martin last year—a move that even his lawyer chided. “We understand how George visiting the factory that produces the gun used to shoot Trayvon Martin could be seen as inappropriate,” said Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara. Zimmerman reportedly asked about the legality of carrying a Kel-Tec KSG, the 12-gauge pump-action gun that he used to shoot Martin, who was unarmed, in February 2012. Zimmerman was acquitted in July of second-degree murder charges in Martin’s death.

    August 25, 2013 8:27 AM

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  13. SEX BOXES Swiss City to Open Prostitution Drive-Thrus Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

    12. Swiss City to Open Prostitution Drive-Thrus

    Is this really a solution to prostitution? The Swiss city of Zurich will open prostitution drive-thrus on Monday, where customers can place their orders for one of 40 prostitutes and then have sex with her in a wooden booth. There are rules for the “sex boxes”: adults must be alone, drive automobiles (no bikes allowed), and properly dispose used condoms. Zurich residents approved the $2.2 million measure last year after being fed up with streetwalking prostitutes.

    August 25, 2013 8:30 AM

  14. YOU’RE FIRED NY AG: Trump University Is Fake Jeff Bottari/AP

    13. NY AG: Trump University Is Fake

    Hope Donald Trump has that legal team ready. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a $40 million lawsuit on Saturday against Donald Trump, claiming that his so-called Trump University “engaged in deception.” The lawsuit alleges that students paid between $1,495 and $35,000 to learn business techniques from Trump—and were even promised private meetings with the Donald, but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-sized photo of Trump. Trump fired back against Schneiderman, with his attorney insisting that the attorney general was trying to extort campaign contributions.

    August 25, 2013 8:47 AM

  15. IT’S A GIFT Actress Julie Harris Dies Kevin Wolf/AP

    14. Actress Julie Harris Dies

    Broadway legend Julie Harris, who won a record five Tony awards and was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Member of the Wedding, died Saturday of congestive heart failure. She was 87. Harris made her Broadway debut in 1945 in It’s a Gift, and went on to earn Tony Awards for her performances in I Am a Camera (1952), The Lark (1956), Forty Carats (1969), The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1973), and The Belle of Amherst (1977). She appeared in the 1955 film East of Eden, as well as television’s long-running Knots Landing. Harris suffered a stroke in 2011 while touring with Fossils, and she was honored the following year at New York’s Lincoln Center, where she found the words to tell her colleagues “I love you, I love you, I love you.”

    August 25, 2013 8:48 AM

  16. ON THE WAGON Mike Tyson: ‘On the Verge of Dying’ Handout

    15. Mike Tyson: I'm ‘On the Verge of Dying’

    After offering a long overdue apology to his former trainer Teddy Atlas as part of the 12 steps to recovery, a very emotional Mike Tyson revealed that he wasn’t doing so well in his battle with alcoholism.  “I hate myself. I’m trying to kill myself,” the former heavyweight champion turned boxing promoter told reporters. Choking back tears, he continued: “I wanna live my sober life. I don’t wanna die. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic. I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days, and for me that’s a miracle. I’ve been lying to everybody else that thinks I was sober, but I’m not. This is my sixth day. I’m never gonna use again.” Good luck, Mike.

    August 24, 2013 3:13 PM

  17. AW National Zoo Panda Gives Birth to Stillborn Smithsonian National Zoo/AP

    16. National Zoo Panda Gives Birth to Stillborn

    The National Zoo’s giant panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth to a stillborn cub on Saturday, one day after the jubilant delivery of its first cub. The healthy cub and mom appeared to be doing well after the birth, and zoo officials said there was a 50 percent chance of a twin being born Saturday. But the second birth did not go so well. Mei Xiang groomed the dead cub for about 17 minutes before zoo officials were able to use a device to snatch it away. “It lay motionless and made no sound,” said zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson in a statement. “Throughout, staff could see it visually and hear the first cub squealing, and Mei never set it down.”

    August 25, 2013 8:52 AM

  18. AWFUL Teen Arrested in Delbert Belton’s Murder Spokane Police Departmen/AP

    17. Teen Arrested in Delbert Belton’s Murder

    A 16-year-old was arrested and police are still searching for a second teenager for the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, a World War II veteran in Spokane, Washington. Belton, who was found beaten to death on Wednesday, was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, police said. Although police insisted it was a random act, some have speculated that race could have been a factor—Belton was white, and the two suspects are black and it occurred in a mostly white town. At a candlelight vigil on Friday, Spokane residents insisted “we’re not supposed to kill each other, beat each other to death.”

    August 25, 2013 8:08 AM

  19. BACK ON TRIAL Mubarak Returns to Court Amr Nabil/AP

    18. Mubarak Returns to Court

    Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returned to court on Sunday—the same day that three leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood faced separate charges of conspiring to kill protesters. Mubarak, who was released just three days ago and put under house arrest, is facing a retrial in charges that he ordered police to fire on protesters in Cairo during the 2011 uprising. Mubarak, who was flown in on a helicopter from a military hospital, was wheeled into court, where he sat in a security cage along with his two sons, his former military chief, and six security officers. Meanwhile, earlier on Sunday in a separate high-profile case, three leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, Rashad al-Bayoumi, and Khairat el-Shatar, were charged with authorizing the killing of nine protesters outside the Brotherhood’s headquarters on the night of June 30.

    August 25, 2013 8:01 AM

  20. QUAGMIRE Syria Warns U.S.: Don’t Get Involved AP

    19. Syria Warns U.S.: Don’t Get Involved

    Days after an alleged deadly nerve gas attack in Syria, the government of Bashar al-Assad on Sunday warned the U.S. not to intervene, claiming that the rebels were behind the poisonous gas attack that left hundreds dead. Further, the Syrian government warned that an intervention would end any tenuous peace in the Middle East. Violence from the bloody two-year civil war has already spilled over into Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Israel-occupied Golan Heights—and Syria is allied with Iran, Lebanese Hezbollah, and Palestinian militant groups. Meanwhile, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 60 percent of Americans think the U.S. should not intervene in Syria, with just nine percent supporting action. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, speaking in Kuala Lumpur, refused to speculate on what action the U.S. would take.

    August 25, 2013 7:54 AM