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  1. Suspect Identified LAX Shooter ‘Wanted to Kill TSA’ Reed Saxon/AP

    1. LAX Shooter ‘Wanted to Kill TSA’

    Police have identified Paul Anthony Ciancia as the lone suspect in Friday’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Contrary to reports that he was fatally wounded after a shootout with police, Ciancia is injured but alive and in police custody. The 23-year-old, who appears to be from New Jersey, has virtually no Internet presence or criminal history. It's unclear what connection, if any, he had to the TSA, but police said they recovered a note that said he "wanted to kill TSA and pigs" in the bag from which he pulled the assault rifle that killed one TSA agent and injured several other people at LAX Friday morning. The suspect's brother also said he received a text message from Ciancia in the hours before the shooting, saying he was thinking about taking his own life.

    November 1, 2013 5:26 PM

  2. al-bernameg Egypt's ‘Daily Show’ Suspended Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty

    2. Egypt's ‘Daily Show’ Suspended

    Egyptian political satirist, Bassem Youssef, who is often considered Egypt's version of The Daily Show star Jon Stewart, had his show al-Bernameg suspended mere minutes before going on air Friday. The show's channel, privately-owned CDC, said al-Bernameg  violated editorial policies and will remain suspended until the problem is solved. Last week, Egypt's public prosecutor ordered an investigation of the show after several viewers complained about a sketch in which Youssef joked about chocolate bars being made in the image of Egyptian Army general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

    November 1, 2013 7:44 PM

  3. forgiveness Snowden: Truth Is Not a Crime AFP/AFPTV

    3. Snowden: Truth Is Not a Crime

    Edward Snowden would like America to stop treating him like a traitor, thank you very much. According to a German politician who met with the NSA leaker on Friday near Moscow, Snowden is appealing for clemency and justifying his decision to reveal that the U.S. has been eavesdropping on allied countries. In a letter delivered by the politician, Snowden says he had a "moral duty to act," though "my government continues to treat dissent as defection, and seeks to criminalize political speech with felony charges that provide no defense...However, speaking the truth is not a crime. I am confident that with the support of the international community, the government of the United States will abandon this harmful behavior.”

    November 1, 2013 9:54 PM

  4. THAT WAS QUICK Court Restores TX Abortion Law Tony Gutierrez/AP

    4. Court Restores TX Abortion Law

    A federal judge’s vindication of Wendy Davis turned out to be short-lived Thursday when the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overruled him and put Texas’s strict new abortion law back into effect. The new law requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic—a requirement that may force many of them to close. A panel of three female justices from the 5th Circuit said Planned Parenthood had not shown that the law’s detriment to their interests was a “unique burden” on women seeking abortions, and that they expected the state to prevail in future appeals.

    November 1, 2013 7:24 AM

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  6. MAYHEM UN: 979 Iraqis Killed in October MARWAN IBRAHIM

    5. UN: 979 Iraqis Killed in October

    According to casualty figures released today by the United Nations, attacks and other violence in Iraq killed 979 people in October, the exact number that were killed the month before. Of these, 852 were civilians and 127 were Iraqi soldiers or police. The violence there has escalated in recent months, inflamed by sectarian and political tension following an April crackdown on a Sunni protest camp that set off almost daily retaliation by extremists and al-Qaida insurgents. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Thursday that some of the violence is a result of spillover from the Syrian civil war and asked the international community for help fighting the deadly insurgency.

    November 1, 2013 12:23 PM

  7. Hi, November Nasty Weather Sweeps Across U.S. Tamir Kalifa/AP

    6. Nasty Weather Sweeps Across U.S.

    Bad weather is ripping across parts of the country Friday, reaching all the way from Texas to the east coast Torrential rains flooded the area around Austin, in Central Texas, swamping 500 homes and leaving 100 to be rescued by authorities. Central Texas received up to 14 inches of rain and one tornado; tornadoes also showed up in Louisiana and Illinois. The trail of nasty weather stretched east to Tennessee, where a 9-year-old boy was killed when he was shocked by power lines downed in high winds. High winds are forecasted up the east coast into New England starting Friday.

    November 1, 2013 12:22 PM

  8. BOY OR GIRL? Germany Adopts Third-Gender Law Elena Shchipkova/Shutterstock

    7. Germany Adopts Third-Gender Law

    Will the U.S. follow suit? Germany set a new precedent for gender equality on Friday, becoming the first European country to allow babies born with both male and female characteristics to have an "indeterminate" sex on their birth certificates. German lawmakers hope the move will lift pressure on parents to opt for surgery on their infant, in order that the baby's gender be classified at birth. Civil rights groups who pushed for the law argued that hermaphrodites should have the right to determine their gender preference later in life. While Germany is leading this movement in Europe, Australia enacted the same policy in June.

    November 1, 2013 2:59 PM

  9. CHILL Kerry: I Don’t Mind Lesbian Rumors Jason Merritt/Getty

    8. Kerry: I Don’t Mind Lesbian Rumors

    Scandal star Kerry Washington told the Advocate she’s not worried about the lesbian rumors that persist despite the fact that she’s married and expecting her first child with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha. “It's interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn't share their personal life,” the 36-year-old actress said. “But I've never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There's nothing offensive about it, so there's no reason to be offended.”

    November 1, 2013 8:08 AM

  10. ORANGE IS NOT A FLAVOR Dye Removed from Mac & Cheese Kevork Djansezian

    9. Dye Removed from Mac & Cheese

    Goodbye, Yellow No. 5. Parents can soon feel a little better about boxed macaroni and cheese for dinner since Kraft has announced it will no longer use artificial dyes to achieve that signature neon orange color. Instead, Kraft will use paprika and other spices. Parents and bloggers, Lisa Leake and Vani Hari, lobbied for the change after learning the pasta sold in the UK was dye-free, because of strict regulations on food additives there. Only SpongeBob SquarePants, Halloween and other kid-friendly shapes will be affected by the switch. "Original flavor" Mac & Cheese will have all the dyes you’re used to.  

    November 1, 2013 2:27 PM

  11. WTF Entry-Level Hedgies Make $353K Jason Stitt/Shutterstock

    10. Entry-Level Hedgies Make $353K

    Cover your ears if you want to hold on to your optimism. A new report from Hedge Fund Research reveals that hedge funds are on a hiring spree, and that entry-level positions at mid-performing funds get an average compensation of $353,000 per year including bonuses. Average compensation in the industry rose five to 10 percent, compared with a 5.5 percent increase for Wall Street banks. The report also shows that the average compensation for portfolio managers at large hedge funds was $2.2 million.

    November 1, 2013 8:31 AM

  12. VP SWAP Obama Almost Ran With Hillary Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    11. Obama Almost Ran With Hillary

    Poor Uncle Joe. As the 2012 election drew close, White House officials concerned about President Obama's chances considered swapping out Vice President Joe Biden with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the ticket. The revelations come from an upcoming book about the election called Double Down: Game Change 2012. On Thursday, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said the plan was rebuked after polls showed it wouldn't improve Obama's prospect. Daley added that he wasn't sure if Obama ever weighed in on the matter or what his view was.

    October 31, 2013 10:56 PM

  13. CONTROVERSIAL Belgium Weighs Euthanasia for Kids Tim Starkey/Getty

    12. Belgium Weighs Euthanasia for Kids

    A pioneer in end-of-life policy since the early 2000s, Belgium is now considering extending the right to die to children and people in the early stages of dementia. Belgium is one of few nations to legalize euthanasia, and would be the first to allow it for people under 18. The policy is intended to give families an option in desperately painful situations, but critics have asked whether a child is capable of deciding to end their life. Supporters say child euthanasia cases would be extremely rare, and already happen informally when children and parents decide not to continue exhausting treatments for a terminal illness.

    November 1, 2013 7:56 AM

  14. AMAZING U.S. Finds Hi-Tech Drug Tunnel U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/AP

    13. U.S. Finds Hi-Tech Drug Tunnel

    This is a different kind of underground railroad. U.S. authorities discovered a huge Mexican drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with lights, ventilation, and electric rail—one of the most sophisticated secret drug passages ever discovered. The tunnel zizags from Tijuana to San Diego and was primarily used to smuggle marijuana, though tons of cocaine were also found. Three drivers were arrested on drug possession charges and face 10 years to life in prison. Authorities put the warehouse on the San Diego end under surveillance after an informant tipped them off that its operators bought drills and construction equipment.

    November 1, 2013 7:50 AM

  15. market crash Few Enrolled in Obamacare Andrew Burton/Getty

    14. Few Enrolled in Obamacare

    We're feeling a little out of the loop here. Despite assurances from the Obama administration that millions of Americans have visited the new health insurance marketplace website, documents show that enrollment has been very slow, due to technical problems prohibiting many from signing up. According to "war room" meeting notes, only six enrollments had occurred in the first 24 hours after the launch on Oct. 1. By the end of the next day, there were 248 enrollments noted. To reach the campaign's goal of seven million by the beginning of March, there must be an average of 39,000 people signing up daily. The White House has declined to give numbers on how many policies have been sold.

    October 31, 2013 9:10 PM

  16. CAN'T OWN THAT Judge Nixes Down Syndrome Test Ruslan Dashinsky/Getty

    15. Judge Nixes Down Syndrome Test

    A federal judge in California struck down the patent for a non-invasive way of testing if a fetus has Down Syndrome, dealing a blow to the biotechnology company Sequenom. The judge said the patent was invalid because it covered a natural phenomenon: fetal DNA in a mother’s blood. The ruling came after the Supreme Court ruled in June that human DNA cannot be patented, and suggests the law is turning against companies looking to profit from DNA-based diagnostic tests. Sequenom’s stock fell 23 percent after the ruling, and the company said it plans to appeal.

    November 1, 2013 8:05 AM

  17. missile attack Israel Strikes Target in Syria Jack Guez/Getty

    16. Israel Strikes Target in Syria

    For what may have been the fifth time this year, Israeli warplanes attacked a military facility inside Syria. The targets are thought to be Russian missile weapons systems that were on their way to Hezbollah in Lebanon. According to an American official, the missile strike was probably launched via warplanes from inside Lebanese (rather than Syrian) airspace, because Syria has advanced air defense systems. The last strike was in July, and before that, two took place in May, and one in January.

    October 31, 2013 7:17 PM

  18. not so fast Stop-and-Frisk Judge Removed Colleen Long/AP

    17. Stop-and-Frisk Judge Removed

    Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling that the New York Police Department violated the Constitution with its stop-and-frisk program has been temporarily blocked, a federal appeals court said Thursday. The ruling is blocked until a decision is made in response to the city's appeal of the judge's orders. The appeals court also ordered Scheindlin removed from the case, after determining that the judge's public statements and media interviews regarding stop-and-frisk violated the U.S. judge's code of conduct. The city had appealed Scheindlin's August decision, in which she ordered that the police department change its policy. 

    October 31, 2013 4:38 PM

  19. GET HUNGRY Food Stamp Cuts Kick In Matt Rourke/AP

    18. Food Stamp Cuts Kick In

    Low-income Americans are bracing for $5 billion in food stamp cuts to go into effect Friday, slashing monthly benefits for the one in seven Americans who depend on them to feed their families. Needy Americans are expected to lose about $36 per month on the average $275.13 household benefit. The cuts are hitting now because extra funding provided in President Obama’s 2009 stimulus bill is expiring, and bipartisan groups of lawmakers voted to keep the cuts in exchange for increased education funding and school nutrition programs. In addition to the impact on the poor, the cuts are expected to have a negative impact on the economy, decreasing sales for grocers and other food retailers.

    November 1, 2013 7:27 AM