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  1. EVIDENCE Kerry: Samples Test Positive for Sarin Alex Wong/Getty

    1. Kerry: Samples Test Positive for Sarin

    Secretary of State John Kerry says that samples taken from Syria have tested positive for Sarin, adding to a mountain of evidence that proves Assad is culpable for a recent chemical weapon attack that killed hundreds in Syria. "In the last 24 hours, we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of Sarin," Kerry said on NBC's Meet The Press. Sarin is an odorless, colorless nerve agent that the CDC says is one of the most toxic and volatile chemical weapons in existence.

    Secretary of State Kerry also spoke about sarin evidence on 'This Week' Sunday.

    September 1, 2013 10:09 AM

  2. Egypt Morsi to Stand Trial for 'Inciting Murder' Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty

    2. Morsi to Stand Trial for 'Inciting Murder'

    Ousted former president of Egypt Mohamed Morsi was charged with committing and inciting violence and will stand trial, according to the state news agency. The criminal court charges "of committing acts of violence, and inciting the killing and thuggery" have been applied to Morsi as well as 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members.


    September 1, 2013 3:23 PM

  3. CALL TO ARMS Obama Seeks Support of Syria Plan Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

    3. Obama Seeks Support of Syria Plan

    The Obama administration launched a full-blown campaign to gain congressional approval for a Syria intervention Sunday. "The hesitation and the disappointment is so obvious in the words of President Obama yesterday," said Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad. "The confusion was clear as well." Syria's state-run news agency reported that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, which stands accused of using chemical weapons against its own people, is ready to meet a U.S.-led military strike, but it did not quote Assad himself. Secretary of State John Kerry said that at least 1,429 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack.

     

     

    On Saturday, August 31, President Obama defends his stance on military action in Syria.

    September 1, 2013 12:30 PM

  4. HOMEWARD BOUND Mandela Leaves Hospital Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

    4. Mandela Leaves Hospital

    Nelson Mandela is going home, but he’s not out of the woods. The anti-aparteid leader has been battling a recurring lung infection for many months and will continue to receive intensive care from his Johannesburg home from the same medical staff that oversaw his care in the hospital. His condition "vacillated between serious to critical and at times unstable," South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said.

    September 1, 2013 10:13 AM

  5. HELLO, GOOD EVENING Famed Journalist David Frost Dies Peter Kramer

    5. Famed Journalist David Frost Dies

    Legendary British broadcaster David Frost, 74, died suddenly last night of a suspected heart attack while aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. In a journalism career that spanned more than a half-decade, Frost notably interviewed Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher about the Falklands war and ex-president Richard Nixon in a series of exchanges that netted a near-apology for the Watergate scandal (which was the plot of the 2008 Hollywood flick Frost/Nixon). Frost rose to fame in the U.K. while hosting the satirical shows That Was The Week That Was and The Frost Report. Prime Minister David Cameron said, "My heart goes out to David Frost's family. He could be—and certainly was with me—both a friend and a fearsome interviewer."

    David Frost grills former president Richard Nixon in one of their famed interviews.

    September 1, 2013 8:44 AM

  6. ABOUT-FACE Obama Decided on Syria Alone Pool photo by: Kristoffer Tripplaar

    6. Obama Decided on Syria Alone

    The President surprised the world yesterday when he announced he would put a hold on a planned attack meant as retribution for a chemical weapons attack the U.S. and others say was committed by the Syrian government. Obama made the decision to seek congressional approval for any strike while on a 45-minute walk on Friday. Officials say he came to the conclusion alone that senators and congressmen who criticize his every move on Syria would have to be held accountable with a vote. Although Obama’s team has determined he doesn’t need a congressional OK to act, the question now is what happens if Congress says “no”?

    September 1, 2013 10:06 AM

  7. DO OVER UK Could Vote on Syria Again Carl Court/AFP/Getty

    7. UK Could Vote on Syria Again

    Maybe Obama and Cameron will be besties again afterall. British officials are saying that the U.S. decision to delay a strike for congressional approval could provide a new opportunity for the UK to get back in to the coalition of allies willing to use military force against Syria. Opposition leader Ed Miliband, who led the vote rejecting the use of force this week, has said a military strike isn’t out of the question, but more intelligence is needed, including the results of the UN inquiry, to prove Assad’s culpability in the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds. “If there were to be really significant developments in Syria … then of course the prime minister has the right to bring that back to Parliament,” Labor Party spokesman, Jim Murphy said.

    September 1, 2013 10:17 AM

  8. BADGERING Military Puts Rape Accusers on Trial Mark Wilson/Getty

    8. Military Puts Rape Accusers on Trial

    The military is coming under fire not only for the number of sexual assaults—26,000 service members reported them last year—but also for the handling of allegations, the unsupportive and combative nature of which critics say, lead less women to come forward after an assault. At a current Naval hearing for three former Naval Academy football players charged with rape, a woman was grilled for four days on her medical history, dance moves and even underwear, leading her to plead for a day break from the relentless questioning. A defense attorney said she was faking her exhaustion. “What was she going to be doing anyway?” he asked. “Something more strenuous than sitting in a chair? We don’t concede there’s been any stress involved.” Experts say the military courts allow questioning of rape victims that would not be permitted in civilian court.

    September 2, 2013 5:00 AM

  9. BAD RELIGION Guru Arrested for Rape Reuters

    9. Guru Arrested for Rape

    A spiritual leader in India has been arrested on charges that he raped a 16-year-old girl when she visited his Jodhpur retreat weeks ago. Asaram Bapu has hundreds of thousands of followers, among them the girl’s family who has followed him for over a decade. Asaram denies the charges, calling the girl “mentally unstable.” The guru recently angered many Indians when he said that that the victim of the Dehli bus gang rape might not have been brutally attacked and killed if she had called them brothers and begged them to spare her.

    September 1, 2013 10:21 AM

  10. FEELING LUCKY? Eastwood Seen with New Lady Kevin Winter/Getty

    10. Eastwood Seen with New Lady

    That was fast. Clint Eastwood might have a new leading lady, according an E! report. The 83-year-old actor/director/empty-chair-addresser was seen dropping off a much younger mystery woman at the airport after sources say, she spent the night at his L.A. home. It was just reported this week that Clint Eastwood and his wife, former reporter Dina Ruiz, had separated after 17 years of marriage.

    September 1, 2013 10:47 AM

  11. SENSELESS Premie Newborn Found in Trash Christopher Furlong/Getty

    11. Premie Newborn Found in Trash

    Good news: the baby is now breathing on his own.  A group of kids in New Jersey found the newborn baby boy in a plastic shopping bag yesterday after someone threw him in the trash. He was approximately three months premature. The superintendent, who usually kicks children out of the courtyard, said “thank God they were back there.” New Jersey law allows for unwanted newborns to be left at a hospital anonymously to avoid tragic situations like these.

    September 1, 2013 10:43 AM

  12. JUST KEEP SWIMMING Nyad Attempts Cuba to Florida Swim AFP

    12. Nyad Attempts Cuba to Florida Swim

    On her fourth attempt to swim the 103-mile stretch from Cuba to Florida, 64-year-old Diana Nyad was stung nine times by poisonous box jellyfish (including once on the tongue). So of course she’s trying again! But this time with a silicone face mask to protect her from stings. If she makes it, she’ll be the first to cross the Florida Straits without a shark cage, flippers, or wet suit. Updates on her blog report that although she’s feeling a little weak, she’s “doing well and her Voyager escort crew feeling upbeat; glad the storms didn’t materialize.” The swim is expected to take up to three days. She started out yesterday on what she says will be her fifth and final attempt.

    September 1, 2013 10:44 AM

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