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  1. IN MEMORIAM Navy Yard Victims Identified J. Scott Applewhite/AP

    1. Navy Yard Victims Identified

    Navy officials have identified the 12 victims of Monday’s rampage at the Washington Navy Yard. The victims were Michael Arnold, 59; Sylvia Frasier, 53; Kathy Gaarde, 62; John Roger Johnson, 73; Frank Kohler, 50; Bernard Proctor, 46; Vishnu Pandit, 61; Martin Bodrog, 54; Mary Francis Knight, 51; Gerald L. Read, 58; Richard Michael Ridgell, 52; and Arthur Daniels, 51. Daniels’s son, Arthur Jr., told The Washington Post that he is struggling to “understand why.” “All he did was go to work. That was his only crime,” Daniels said. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said another eight people were injured, though earlier numbers had pinpointed the number wounded at 14. Three people were shot, and another five had stress-related injuries. The gunman also died in the struggle.

    September 17, 2013 6:59 AM

  2. TROUBLING Suspect Had Mental-Health Issues AP; Getty

    2. Suspect Had Mental-Health Issues

    The gunman suspected of killing 12 at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday had been plagued with behavioral issues and mental-health problems for years and was being treated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Aaron Alexis had served in the Navy for four years, but was discharged after racking up eight to 10 conduct offenses and was described by an official as “a ne’er-do-well.” Alexis reported to others he was “hearing voices,” and his father told police that his son suffered from PTSD after a 2004 incident in which he shot out a man's tires in Seattle.

    September 17, 2013 11:49 AM

  3. It's Official Australia Swears in Conservative P.M. Mark Graham/AFP/Getty

    3. Australia Swears In Conservative P.M.

    This is going to be quite a change from Julia Gillard. Australia swore in the conservative Tony Abbott as prime minister, who went on to unveil a cabinet of 18 men and one woman. Abbott has promised to repeal Australia’s carbon tax and turn back boats bringing immigrants from Asia. Abbott said that as soon as he returned to Parliament from his swearing in he would tell his cabinet to prepare a repeal of the carbon tax.

    September 17, 2013 8:51 PM

  4. NEW ROLE Time Magazine Names Nancy Gibbs Top Editor Larry Busacca/Getty

    4. Time Magazine Names Nancy Gibbs Top Editor

    Time announced on Tuesday that Nancy Gibbs will be the magazine’s next managing editor. Gibbs has served as Times deputy managing editor since 2011 and has written more cover stories—174 in total—for the magazine than anyone else in its history. She will be Time’s 17th managing editor and the first woman to hold the position. Gibbs will take over for Richard Stengel, who was selected to serve as undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs at the State Department.

    September 17, 2013 4:24 PM

  5. THE SANDY EFFECT Cause of NJ Boardwalk Fire Confirmed Mel Evans/AP

    5. Cause of NJ Boardwalk Fire Confirmed

    The fire that sparked on the Jersey Shore boardwalk last Thursday, wrecking tons of businesses and tearing through nearby communities, was caused by electrical equipment and wiring that had been previously damaged by superstorm Sandy, officials said Tuesday. “During the storm, this wiring and these connections became fully submerged in saltwater,” Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said. “Over time, degradation of this wiring and these connections occurred.” Coronato can’t be sure why the wires failed at that point, stating that “we will never know.”

    September 17, 2013 8:43 PM

  6. Olympics Figure Skater Weir Missed Sochi Deadline Antti Aimo-Koivisto

    6. Figure Skater Weir Missed Sochi Deadline

    Three-time U.S. champion figure skater Johnny Weir won't be competing at Sochi this winter. The 29-year-old skater hasn't registered for the national championships, where the U.S. Olympic team will be selected, likely bringing an end to his amateur career. Weir finished six at the Vancouver Olympics, and last year pulled out of the only other major championship he's competed in since then. Weir, an outspoken critic of Russia's anti-gay laws, hasn't commented on whether he's going to Sochi.

    September 17, 2013 10:37 PM

  7. RELIEF IN SIGHT Colorado Focuses on Recovery Brennan Linsley/AP

    7. Colorado Focuses on Recovery

    Colorado began the long road to recovery Monday as heavy rains appeared to move east, finally giving some relief to residents of Boulder and the surrounding areas. The skies parted enough Monday for helicopter rescue crews to begin carrying stranded people to safety. While the number of people missing dropped to 648, the death toll went up to 8 as authorities said an 83-year-old man was swept away by rising tidewaters. An estimated 1,500 homes have been destroyed, 17,500 have been damaged, and 11,700 people have left their homes. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that damage analysis has begun, but could take up to 30 days. 

    September 17, 2013 7:06 AM

  8. Landlords Feds Seize NYC Skyscraper Owned by Iran Craig Ruttle/AP

    8. Feds Seize NYC Skyscraper Owned by Iran

    Apparently a bunch of companies in midtown Manhattan had Iran for a landlord. The U.S. government seized a 36-story skyscraper on Fifth Avenue in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is calling the government’s largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever. The tower was built in the 1970s by a nonprofit organization operated by the shah, who was overthrown at the end of that decade. Prosecutors say that organization is secretly controlled by the company that owns a 40 percent stake in the building, which in turn is owned by the Iranian government. Bharara says the co-owners have been funneling rental income back to Iran, and that the U.S. government would pay proceeds from the seizure to victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism.

    September 17, 2013 8:10 PM

  9. Tea Party IRS Made List of 'Propaganda' Groups Win McNamee/Getty

    9. IRS Made List of 'Propaganda' Groups

    Remember the IRS scandal? USA Today obtained the list of 162 groups whose 501(c)(4) nonprofit applications got singled out for extra scrutiny. The IRS looked at organization literature, focusing on groups that contained “anti-Obama rhetoric,” “emotional” language, and “propaganda.” More than 80 percent of the organizations on the 2011 list were conservative, but at least 11 liberal groups were flagged as well. Tax law experts say the list was the result of IRS employees trying to navigate murky rules distinguishing between social-welfare groups and political activists, while conservatives believe they were targeted for their beliefs.

    September 17, 2013 6:52 PM

  10. WHITE IN WESTEROS ‘GoT’ May Get Walter White–Like Character Helen Sloan/HBO

    10. ‘GoT’ May Get Walter White–Like Character

    Let's all take a moment to imagine Walter White in Game of Thrones–style chain mail. On Monday George R.R. Martin, whose books inspired the series Game of Thrones, professed his adoration for Breaking Bad on his blog and teased that he needs to create a character of White’s caliber. “Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros. (I need to do something about that),” he wrote. He also speculated about Emmy chances, saying GoT might have a chance at beating last season's Breaking Bad.

    September 17, 2013 3:36 PM

  11. AT LAST Costa Concordia Upright Tony Gentile/Reuters

    11. Costa Concordia Upright

    A cheer arose in Giglio, Italy, as the doomed Costa Concordia finally was righted early Tuesday morning, although months of repair work still lie ahead for the ship before it can be towed away. The ship had been on its side since a January 2012 wreck that killed 32. Cables and water tanks rolled the ship onto a giant platform, with one side of it muddy and crushed after 20 months submerged. Two victims’ bodies haven’t been found, and authorities are hoping that they will recover the remains in the salvage operation. Franco Gabrielli, the head of Italy's Civil Protection Authority, said no environmental spill had been detected so far.

    September 17, 2013 7:02 AM

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  13. TRIBUTE Veteran Runs 58,282 Miles Zack Wittman/MLive.com, via Landov

    12. Man Runs 58,282 Miles for Veterans

    Well, that's one way to honor veterans. Mike Bowen will finally complete his 58,282nd mile this Friday. Just in time for National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the 65-year-old veteran will accomplish his goal of running one mile for every American soldier who did not return from Vietnam. “It’s gonna feel good to finish. It's been a life-long mission,” said Bowen, who has run over 50 marathons and 26 road races in addition to regular laps around his neighborhood park since he was first inspired by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in 1982. “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another. That’s what we do—we make sure that the guys coming home—whether they're alive or dead or wounded—will be treated with dignity and respect.”

    September 17, 2013 5:26 PM

  14. BIG-BUCK GAMES Grand Theft Auto V Could Make $1B Rockstar Games/AP

    13. Grand Theft Auto V Could Make $1B

    The once-shocking, now 16-year-old videogame series Grand Theft Auto is back, with a fifth installment released Tuesday. Called “the best plotted, most playable, character-driven, fictionally coherent entry” by The New York Times, the videogame is set in a version of Southern California and follows three controllable characters. An analyst has predicted that the new game will make $1 billion in retail sales over the next month, and others say it could sell 20 million copies by March.

    September 17, 2013 10:37 AM

  15. FRENEMIES Obama, Iranian Prez Exchange Letters Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam/Presidency Office, via AP

    14. Obama, Iranian Prez Exchange Letters

    Don't worry, they're just pen pals. On Tuesday Iran’s foreign ministry revealed that President Hassan Rouhani and President Obama have been in direct communication via letter, despite the two countries not having official diplomatic communication. Obama apparently sent Rouhani a congratulatory note after his election victory, which was exchanged “through current diplomatic channels.”

    September 17, 2013 9:24 AM

  16. FRONT PAGE Subreddit on Navy Yard Shooting Banned Jason Reed/Reuters

    15. Subreddit on Navy Yard Shooting Banned

    Reddit on Monday banned a section of its site that had been dedicated to finding additional suspects in the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, police said they believed that there could be another suspect, causing a Subreddit (a section of the popular online community) to pop up. Reddit’s Erik Martin said the section had been banned because it encouraged the posting of personal information, which violated the site’s rules. In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in April, Reddit had become a gathering place for information about the suspects—but misinformation spread that a missing Rhode Island college student, Sunil Tripathi, was involved. Tripathi’s body was later discovered, and Reddit apologized for enabling the posts.

    September 17, 2013 7:28 AM

  17. Cute Giant Panda Cub Looking Good, Feeling Great Courtney Janney, Smithsonian's National Zoo

    16. Giant Panda Cub Looking Good, Feeling Great

    Look who nose what's up! The National Zoo’s giant panda cub, resembling little more than a noggin meant for snoggin’, has received a clean bill of health just days shy of her 4-week birthday, zoo officials say. The daughter of giant panda Mei Xiang already “has the signature black markings of a giant panda” and weighs slightly less than a pineapple. The little looker, whose birth was streamed live on the Web, stretches 10.6 inches from tip to tail, has a heartbeat of 130 beats per minute, and has yet to open her eyes. Immediately after her exam, panda mom Mei Xiang returned to the den and “immediately picked up her cub and began grooming her.”

    September 17, 2013 4:45 PM

  18. DRAG IT OUT ‘Mad Men’ Splits Last Season in Two Michael Yarish/AMC

    17. ‘Mad Men’ Splits Last Season in Two

    Good news and bad news for Mad Men fans. The beloved period drama’s next season will be its last, but we have another two years with the gang at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. In step with Breaking Bad, which is close to ending the second half of its final season, Mad Men will air its seventh season in two parts with seven episodes in each. “This approach has worked well for many programs across multiple networks and most recently for us with Breaking Bad, which attracted nearly double the number of viewers to its second-half premiere than had watched any previous episode,” AMC president Charlie Collier said. Series creator Matthew Weiner is excited about the elongated ending. “We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience,” he said. Mad Men is nominated for 12 Emmys this year.

    September 17, 2013 1:58 PM

  19. LEGALLY Aaron Alexis Bought Shotgun Sunday FBI via Getty Images

    18. Aaron Alexis Bought Shotgun Sunday

    As D.C. recovers from the Navy Yard shooting that left 12 dead, investigators are zeroing in on the suspected gunman, Aaron Alexis. According to officials, the 34-year-old purchased a Remington 870 shotgun and two boxes of shells on Sunday, after passing both state and federal background checks. A lawyer for SharpShooters Small Arms Range confirmed that Alexis’s background check was approved prior to the sale. Previous to Sunday’s transaction, Alexis rented a rifle at SharpShooters and practiced at their shooting range. Earlier in the day Tuesday, investigators revealed that Alexis suffered from PTSD.

    September 17, 2013 4:25 PM

  20. SADISTIC Justin Bieber Impostor Jailed Caroline Seidel/dpa, via AP

    19. Justin Bieber Impostor Jailed

    This is the creepiest. A British man who pretended to be Justin Bieber to fool children into sending him sexually explicit videos was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment Tuesday. Robert Hunter had collected more than 800 videos from boys and girls across Europe and Asia and from as far as Tasmania. The 35-year-old tricked hundreds by claiming to be Bieber and promising to be their boyfriend. The judge called it “almost sadistic exploitation” and perhaps the worst case of Internet child sex abuse he'd ever seen.

    September 17, 2013 11:21 AM

  21. BACK TO WORK L.A. Lifts Porn Moratorium Getty

    20. L.A. Lifts Porn Moratorium

    Porn shooting will resume Friday after a two-week moratorium prompted by three new HIV cases in the community. The industry said it would revise its rules on testing for sexually transmitted diseases, requiring actors to be tested every 14 days rather than every 28, and all performers will have to be tested on or before Thursday to be cleared for work. Critics of the industry have called for performers to wear condoms during filming to prevent the spread of HIV, but a state bill that would have required it died last week. The industry has insisted that testing protocols have prevented infection.

    September 17, 2013 7:31 AM

  22. NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME ‘SNL’ Cast Adds Six Dana Edelson/NBC, via Getty

    21. ‘SNL’ Cast Adds Six

    Six more people will get the chance to say, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.” Saturday Night Live added six new cast members and promoted Cecily Strong to join Seth Meyers in “Weekend Update.” Meyers, 39, will be leaving SNL in February to take over to host Late Night for NBC four nights a week. Strong debuted on SNL last year and made a splash with her recurring character Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party. Joining the cast will be Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Michael Patrick O’Brien, John Mihiser, Brooks Wheelan, and Noël Wells.

    September 17, 2013 7:33 AM

  23. ‘IS THIS REALLY ME?’ Daley Drops Out of IL Governor Race M. Spencer Green/AP

    22. Daley Drops Out of IL Governor Race

    Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Bill Daley dropped out of the Democratic primary Monday, telling the Chicaco Tribune that he was not prepared for the “enormity” of his first time running for office. “But the last six weeks or so have been really tough on me, struggling with this. Is this really me? Is this really what I want to spend my next five to nine years doing? And is this the best thing for me to do at this stage of my life?” he told the paper. “I’ve come to the conclusion that this isn’t the best thing for me.” Daley was previously a chief of staff to Barack Obama, commerce chief for President Bill Clinton, and campaign manager for Al Gore. His withdrawal from the race leaves current Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with a potentially free shot at being renominated for the election in March.

    September 16, 2013 8:39 PM

  24. C’MON Man Throws Firecrackers at White House Evan Vucci/AP

    23. Man Throws Firecrackers at White House

    Well, this is just about the worst timing imaginable. On Monday afternoon, after a gunman killed at least 12 people in the Washington Navy Yard, a man threw firecrackers over a fence and onto the White House lawn. The noises led some to believe that shots were fired. Three uniformed Secret Service officers immediately arrested the man, who was wearing no shoes.

    September 16, 2013 7:24 PM

  25. OOPS Iran Shuts Down Facebook, Twitter Again Vahid Salemi/AP

    24. Iran Shuts Down Facebook, Twitter Again

    Some Iranian night owls got a pretty big shock Monday when they could access Twitter and Facebook—but it was all apparently in error, and the sites were once again blocked Tuesday. Communications official Abdolsamad Khoramabadi said a “technical glitch” caused the block to be lifted, and it was quickly put back in place. For a few hours messages like “God liberated Facebook” appeared online, as many assumed that the ban had been lifted by newly elected President Hassan Rouhani, who has promised reforms. Khoramabadi, who is on the board that oversees Internet in Iran, said officials are still unsure what caused the block to be lifted, and they will “take action if there was a human flaw.”

    September 17, 2013 7:08 AM

  26. WHAT WE KNOW Navy Shooter Was in Reserves Joshua Roberts/Reuters

    25. Navy Shooter Was in Reserves

    Aaron Alexis, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding at least eight at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, was in the Navy Reserves and was a practicing Buddhist who once lived in a temple outside Ft. Worth. Alexis was discharged from the Reserves in January 2011 for a “pattern of misconduct,” a Navy official told The Washington Post, although another official said Alexis was given a “general discharge.” Alexis, 34, worked for Hewlett-Packard as a subcontractor and had been scheduled to start work at the Navy yard later this month. Though friends describe him as “such a nice guy,” Alexis had a dangerous police record: he had been arrested twice, once in 2004 for shooting at the tires of a neighbor’s car and again in 2010 for firing a bullet into his Ft. Worth apartment.

    September 17, 2013 6:49 AM