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  1. terror Two Dead in Nevada School Shooting KOLO 8 News Now

    1. Two Dead in Nevada School Shooting

    A 12-year-old student killed a math teacher and critically injured two classmates after opening fire at a middle school in Sparks, Nevada, on Monday morning. The shooter, armed with a semi-automatic gun, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "I heard him saying, 'Why you people making fun of me, why you laughing at me,'" one young witness said. Both injured students are in stable condition, and one underwent emergency surgery. Police have not commented on his motives.

    October 21, 2013 9:27 PM

  2. EXPLANATION s’il vous plaît France Angry Over NSA Spying Claims AFPTV/AFP/Getty

    2. France Angry Over NSA Spying Claims

    The National Security Agency spied on ally France, according to a report in Monday’s Le Monde—and the U.S. ambassador has been summoned to Paris to explain. According to data from Edward Snowden, the NSA spied on 70.3 million phone calls in France in just 30 days between December 10, 2012 and January 8, 2013—not all those targeted were terrorists. Oh and one more thing: it’s not clear if the spying is still going on. Well, that’s going to be a fun meeting. Just think, it could be worse: the NSA apparently hacked into former Mexican president Felipe Calderón’s email, according to a report in Der Spiegel on Monday.

    October 21, 2013 7:18 AM

  3. DEFENSE Obama: I'll Fix the Obamacare Site Evan Vucci/AP

    3. Obama: I'll Fix the Obamacare Site

    President Obama took to the Rose Garden on Monday to defend Obamacare, pledging to fix the glitchy rollout of Healthcare.gov while at the same time promising not to "sugarcoat" its many problems. “No one is madder than me that it’s not working. And that means it’s going to get fixed,” Obama said. He also used the appearance to tout the law in general, insisting there is a “national demand” for the coverage provided in the reform. "It's time for people to stop rooting for its failure," the president insisted.

    October 21, 2013 11:44 AM

  4. SAD Polio Possibly Returns to Syria Ahmad Aboud/AFP/Getty

    4. Polio Possibly Returns to Syria

    In the Deir Ezzor province of eastern Syria, a handful of possible polio cases are being investigated by the World Health Organization. If the cases turn out to be polio, they will be the first since 1999, and yet another sad reality of the war-torn country. Syria, with what was once one of the best health systems in the region, had one of the highest polio vaccination rates in the Middle East. Now, the success of that program faces challenges along with the rest of the country.  Of the 296 reported cases of polio worldwide this year, roughly half have been in Somalia.

    October 21, 2013 4:43 PM

  5. $500 fine Breastfeeding Mom Charged With Contempt

    5. Breastfeeding Mom Charged With Contempt

    Classy, Missouri. A mother who brought her breastfeeding son to jury duty selection is being charged with contempt of court and facing a $500 fine. Laura Trickle declined the two options officials gave, saying she was unable to pump milk because her son wouldn't accept a bottle, and she didn't have the option of bringing a sitter on location to watch him. “It is not right. It is not fair for us. We’re just trying to do what is best for our children, and we shouldn’t be penalized and fined for it,” she told local news. Other state laws exempt breastfeeding mothers from required jury duty, but similar legislation in Missouri is still on the table.

    October 21, 2013 6:30 PM

  6. UNSOCIAL NETWORK Beheading Clips Back on Facebook Bloomberg

    6. Beheading Clips Back on Facebook

    Facebook is allowing videos depicting graphic decapitations to return to its site, saying it believes viewers should be free to watch such videos. The clips were removed temporarily in May, after claims that the material could cause long-term psychological damage, especially on some of the younger social network users. Facebook’s terms and conditions now state it will remove media which “glorifies violence,” allowing graphic content to remain online so long as it is not celebrated. The two sides of the argument are extreme: some, like La Quadrature du Net, a French digital rights group, maintain even these conditions are a limitation of their freedom, whilst child welfare organizations are calling for the videos to be removed once more; this time, permanently.

    October 21, 2013 4:27 PM

  7. who is she? Lawyer: Maria Was Illegally Adopted Greek Police/AP

    7. Lawyer: Maria Was Illegally Adopted

    The mysterious blond girl taken into custody by Greek police during a raid on a Roma camp, was adopted "in a non-legal way," says the lawyer of the couple she was found living with. According to DNA tests the couple is unrelated to the girl, called Maria, but they say her mother was a Bulgarian Gypsy who gave them custody when she was unable to care for her daughter. The Roma couple have been charged with kidnapping a minor and falsifying documents, and an international search to find Maria's biological mother is underway.

    October 21, 2013 10:34 PM

  8. SUCKERS Netflix Beats HBO in Subscribers Justin Sullivan

    8. Netflix Beats HBO in Subscribers

    Francis Underwood is taking over the world. Streaming service Netflix Inc. is about to pass premium cable-TV network HBO in number of paid subscribers. After introducing popular and critically acclaimed original content like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix reached 30 million subscribers at the end of September. HBO, which has long dominated premium cable, has 28.7 million. Netflix isn’t slowing down either, it is reportedly in talks with cable providers to bring its popular services to TV.

    October 21, 2013 11:17 AM

  9. budgetary discrimination GW Waitlists Aid-Seeking Students Mary F. Calvert/Getty

    9. GW Waitlists Aid-Seeking Students

    It's money over mind at George Washington University. Contrary to the need-blind method admissions officers have claimed for years, GW admits it has been waitlisting hundreds of prospective undergraduates if they're unable to pay the school's full tuition. The new associate provost for enrollment revealed that applicants who meet the school's admission standards, but aren't the cream of the crop, can be moved from "admitted" to "waitlisted" if they are asking for financial support. This is affecting 10 percent of GW's 22,000 annual applicants, and allowing wealthier waitlisted students to jump into the accepted category in their place.

    October 21, 2013 5:36 PM

  10. diva in the making Kardashian: North Doesn't Wear Pink Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

    10. Kardashian: North Doesn't Wear Pink

    She's back. Fresh off a butt-baring swimsuit selfie, Kim Kardashian gave her first post-baby interview at her 33rd birthday on Monday. Baby North West doesn't wear pink, she told the Sunday Times: "She wears mauve or blush, not, like, typical baby pink." Kardashian said she still has work to do to lose her baby fat, and admitted that during her pregancy the critique of her body and clothing choices "completely destroyed" her. But since she also adds she's been using her boyfriend Kanye West as a style advisor, there's the obvious culprit. "You want your guy to think you're really hot," she said.

    October 21, 2013 8:04 PM

  11. Attack

    11. Female Suicide Bomber Kills 6 In Russia

    At least six people were killed and 32 others injured in a suicide bombing in southern Russia, Monday. Investigators believe a 30-year-old woman from the North Caucasus province of Dagestan is responsible for the attack on a bus in Volgograd. A camera on the bus driver's dashboard captured footage of the explosion, which has been shown on state television. The Muslim-dominated North Caucuses, and Dagestan in particular, have recently become home to an Islamist insurgency. Monday's attack will likely perpetuate concerns about militant threats as the nearby city of Sochi prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics. 

    October 21, 2013 12:56 PM

  12. creepy CeeLo Green Faces Drug Charges Chris Pizzello/AP

    12. CeeLo Green Faces Drug Charges

    One woman has not forgotten CeeLo Green. The singer is being prosecuted for allegedly slipping ecstacy to his dinner date at a Los Angeles restaurant in July 2012. The two later went back to her hotel room, but the district attorney has declined to press rape charges due to a lack of evidence. The Voice judge could face up to four years in prison if found guilty of furnishing a controlled substance, but his attorney asserts that, "CeeLo had faith that if the true facts were known the district attorney would reject those charges."

    October 21, 2013 5:24 PM

  13. DOG JUSTICE Michael Vick Most Hated in NFL Jonathan Ernst

    13. Michael Vick Most Hated in NFL

    Did he really think people would forgive and forget? Michael Vick, who made headlines a few years back for his involvement in dog fighting, is the most disliked player in the NFL according to a Forbes  poll. This comes despite years of working to rehabilitate his shredded image and reputation. Further demonstrating fans’ inability to move on, Manti Te’o, who lied about an imaginary girlfriend, came in second.

    October 21, 2013 4:56 PM

  14. BAD IDEA Breast Milk Bought Online Tainted Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

    14. Breast Milk Bought Online Tainted

    Nearly 75 percent of the breast milk sold online at OnlyTheBreast.com is tainted with high-level bacteria, according to a study released Sunday. “I can’t think of something you can buy online where you have less ability to validate the quality,” said Sarah A. Keim, a researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “Even frozen milk was as contaminated as thawed milk.” As many as 13,000 people—many who were new moms who couldn’t produce their own milk but wanted the benefit of breast milk—posted on one of the top four sites for brokering milk deals in 2011. OnlyTheBreast.com said in a statement that they are working to create a new milk bank program, but the founder of another site, MilkShare, called the study “a blatant attack on women attempting to feed their babies … breast milk is supposed to contain bacteria.”

    October 21, 2013 7:35 AM

  15. Na’vi Return Avatar Sequels to Start Shooting October 2014 Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

    15. Avatar Sequels to Start Shooting October 2014

    The Na’vis will return. Sam Worthington, star of Avatar, said the blockbuster film’s three sequels will begin shooting in October 2014. “We are going to start this time next year, and we will do two, three and four. In one shot, we’ll do them simultaneously,” Worthington told Sydney’s Nova 96.9 station. The movies are due to be completed a year ahead of their release dates, between December 2016 and 2018. The director James Cameron, who plans to film only Avatar movies for the rest of his career, has reassured viewers that characters who survived the first film “get to be in the second film, at least in some form.” But can these sequels ever live up to the original, which currently stands as the highest grossing film of all time?

    October 21, 2013 2:57 PM

  16. GENDER ISSUES Prince Is Really a Princess

    16. Prince Is Really a Princess

    Now that’s awkward. Last month an untouched Etruscan tomb was found in Tuscany, Italy. Archaeologists and news reports declared that the bones were of an Etruscan prince clutching a spear beside his wife’s ashes. Just one teeny problem – a bone analysis revealed the bones belonged to a woman. The Etruscans still remain somewhat a mystery, and the assumptions that the skeleton with the spear was male, while the one found with jewelry was female, make that evident. Next time leave the Mars or Venus symbol.

    October 21, 2013 3:48 PM

  17. CURE? Hope For Bald Men on the Horizon

    17. Hope For Bald Men on the Horizon

    Move over, Jonas Salk. Scientists from Columbia University have reportedly established a method for growing new human hair – a major breakthrough in the worldwide battle against male pattern baldness. Current hair-loss medicines don’t incite healthy new hair – rather they either slow the loss or continue the growth of existing hairs.  The key is cells known as dermal papilla, which provide instruction for new hair. The researchers were able to stimulate new hair growth in their lab dishes. The breakthrough (while still far from being used on humans) can help those who have lost hair in accidents like fire.

    October 21, 2013 4:10 PM

  18. OMEN? Woman (Kind of) Faints During Obama’s Speech Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

    18. Woman (Kind of) Faints During Obama’s Speech

    The best laid plans…A woman appeared to be light-headed and had to be escorted out during President Obama’s Rose Garden speech on Monday. The woman has been identified as Karmel Allison; she is diabetic, according the White House, was invited to the press conference after she successfully enrolled in Obamacare. As Obama spoke, Allison's eyes rolled back and she became unsteady on her feet, causing the president to turn around and ask her if she was OK. “This is what happens when I talk too long,” Obama said (likely a flashback to his teaching days) as Allison was led off stage—and into history, as she will become a meme.

    October 21, 2013 12:19 PM

  19. FAREWELL Tigers and Jim Leyland Part Ways Jeff Gross

    19. Tigers and Jim Leyland Part Ways

    The end of an era. Jim Leyland, who managed the Detroit Tigers for eight seasons, will not be coming back to the team in 2014. Leyland led the Tigers to two World Series, and narrowly missed returning this postseason. After the team recorded the most losses in American League history in 2003 and failed to find success,  Jim Leyland was brought on in the fall of 2005 to right the ship. In his eight years with the Tigers, Leyland went 700-597. In his 22-year career, he won a championship with the Florida Marlins in 1997 and compiled 1,769 wins total.

    October 21, 2013 12:08 PM

  20. WELL, THIS SUCKS ‘Breaking Bad’ Ending Not a Dream Ursula Coyote/AMC

    20. ‘Breaking Bad’ Ending Not a Dream

    Well now we’re even more confused. **Spoiler Alert** After Breaking Bad ended with Walter White going out as “the one who knocks” many people, such as New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum and comedian Norm McDonald, theorized that the final episode was just a fantasy of Walter White. That meant the second-to-last episode where Walter White is alone, dying and broken is the real justice for the fugitive drug lord. Alas, the world is not so simple. Creator Vince Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter that the theory was wrong.

    October 21, 2013 10:54 AM

  21. NOT WELCOME Rihanna Turned Away From Mosque badgalriri‎/Instagram

    21. Rihanna Turned Away From Mosque

    This isn’t entirely surprising. Rihanna, a pop singer known for her popular music as well as her provocative style, was asked to leave the grounds at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre after a photoshoot which included her posing seductively in an all black outfit in front of the religious site. In a statement posted Monday, the Centre said: "The Centre strives to ensure that visitors enter the mosque in a decent fashion, and refrain from behaving in any way that is inconsistent with the sanctity of this religious place." Until the incident, Rihanna’s tour through the socially conservative Middle East had gone without controversy, as she adjusted her racy wardrobe to fit societal expectations in the region. 

    October 21, 2013 2:02 PM

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  23. OH YEEZUS Kanye Brings Out ‘Jesus’ Chelsea Lauren/Getty for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

    22. Kanye Brings Out ‘Jesus’

    Getting Jesus onstage is a pretty good excuse for starting a concert two hours late. Kanye West kicked off his “Yeezus” tour in Seattle on Sunday night with 12 disciples, a red-eyed demon, and, you guessed it, Jesus. “White Jesus, is that you?” Kanye asked. “Oh, s—t, I can’t believe it.” Not in attendance though: girlfriend Kim Kardashian, although West wore a t-shirt with her picture onstage.

    October 21, 2013 7:36 AM

  24. OUTRAGE Parents of Deported Roma Girl Attacked Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty

    23. Parents of Deported Roma Girl Attacked

    Unknown culprits attacked the parents of 15-year-old Leonarda Dibrani, a Roma originally from Kosovo whose deportation from France has been met with international outrage. The family lost their battle for asylum in October and Dibrani was forcibly removed from her school bus—in full view of her classmates—after losing an asylum battle. An investigation is underway as to the conditions under how Dibrani was removed, and French President Francois Hollande has offered her—and only her—the chance to return. She refused. Dibrani, her parents, and her five siblings are now living in the divided city of Mitrovica. Her mother was treated in a hospital for her injuries.

    October 21, 2013 7:32 AM

  25. 'Pending' Cheney: Why I Resigned

    24. Cheney: Why I Resigned

    Well this is a surprise. On March 28, 2001, just 67 days after taking office, Vice President Dick Cheney delivered a letter of resignation to President Bush. In light of his poor health, and realizing there was no contitutional provision to replace an incapacitated vice president, Cheney took the preemptive step by drafting a "pending" resignation. Bush was "a little surprised. But he thought it was a good idea," the controversial former vice president said in a revealing interview with Sanjay Gupta on Sunday's "60 Minutes." A new book written with Cheney's cardiologist reveals the decades of medical treatments he's undergone, including a heart transplant at the age of 71.

    October 20, 2013 8:12 PM

  26. YOU’RE BOTH AWFUL, GO HOME

    25. Virginia Newspaper Endorses No One

    Tell us what you really think. The Richmond Times-Dispatch refused to endorse anyone in Virginia’s governor’s race, saying “we would not urge a family member to vote” for Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli, or even third-party candidate Robert Sarvis. That’s pretty harsh. The sensational editorial calls out Cuccinelli for having “rigged the process for the Republican nomination” in a scheme that “would have delighted the sachems of Tammany Hall.” McAuliffe, meanwhile, is described as only having the nomination because of a “weak bench.” Libertarian Robert Sarvis, while having “neither embarrassed himself nor insulted the commonwealth,” “lacks the experience the job demands.”

    October 21, 2013 7:25 AM

  27. DISASTER Three Australian Fires Could Merge William West/AFP/Getty

    26. Three Australian Fires Could Merge

    Three fires in Australia’s New South Wales could merge sometime this week, firefighters said Monday. NSW Rural Fire Services Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said that weather indicates there is a “strong likelihood” that the State Mine fire and the fire at Mount Victoria will merge—and the “worst case scenario” is that the third fire at Springwood could join in as well. Officials have declared a state of emergency in New South Wales on Sunday amid emergency evacuations. Eight hundred fire personnel are expected to arrive on Tuesday. The region had the hottest September on record, and a dry spell in early October.

    October 21, 2013 7:29 AM

  28. VIOLENCE ‘Gravity’ Wins Box Office Michael Gibson/Sony Pictures

    27. ‘Gravity’ Wins Box Office

    Moviegoers can’t get enough of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Gravity topped the box office for the third week in a row, bringing in $30 million and overtaking Carrie, which finished a disappointing second with $17 million and coming in just behind Captain Philips. Carrie had been projected to run neck-and-neck with Gravity, which has grossed $170 million so far. The weekend’s other openers, Escape Plan and The Fifth Estate also did poorly. The action-flick Escape Plan only took in $9.8 million, and the film based on WikiLeaks flopped with just $1.7 million—the worst opening of any movie this year. Bravo to Julian Assange for getting his way?

    October 20, 2013 3:31 PM

  29. HARSH WORDS

    28. Obama: Obamacare Glitches ‘Unacceptable’

    President Obama will call the health-care rollout glitches “unacceptable” in a press conference Monday, according to a White House official. Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Human Services announced in a blog post they are seeking the “best and brightest” tech experts from both the public and private sector to work on HealthCare.gov, the website that hosts the insurance marketplace. According to the blog post, HealthCare.gov has had 19 million unique visitors since it went live on October 1, and an estimated 476,000 have attempted to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

     

    October 21, 2013 7:13 AM

  30. HOORAY First Gay Couples Marry in New Jersey Adam Hunger/Reuters

    29. First Gay Couples Marry in New Jersey

    It’s about time New Jersey got on board with the gay marriage business bonanza. Gay marriage became legal at 12:01 a.m. Monday, and nine couples—seven same-sex and two heterosexual—were married Monday at midnight in Newark, with Senator-elect Cory Booker officiating. As with all weddings, there was some drama and some tears: a protester tried to disrupt the first ceremony by shouting “this is unlawful in the eyes of God and Jesus Christ,” while another couple got so emotional that Booker joked “there’s a law about making the mayor cry. It’s illegal.” This was the first time Booker officiated a wedding, with the former mayor saying that he never performed any ceremonies before because “I wasn’t going to marry anybody if I couldn’t marry everybody.” Bloomberg News is reporting that Republican Governor Chris Christie has advised the New Jersey Attorney General to withdraw the appeal of the gay marriage ruling.  

    October 21, 2013 7:24 AM