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  1. CRACK MAYOR Rob Ford: I Want to See Crack Tape Chris Young/Canadian Press, via AP

    1. Rob Ford: I Want to See Crack Tape

    Toronto mayor Rob Ford is not ready to go without a fight. Days after Toronto police said they had seized a video of him smoking crack, Ford asked the police to “release this video for every single person in this city to see.” Police chief Bill Blair said the seized video is “consistent” with reports on Gawker and the Toronto Star in May. But Ford has denied ever smoking crack and the video’s existence. Ford did apologize for “mistakes” on Sunday on Newstalk 1010, but he said he is going to “ride the storm out” and not resign. Ford’s approval ratings have gone up despite the scandal.

    November 3, 2013 3:20 PM

  2. to spy or not to spy Feinstein, Rogers Defend NSA Charles Dharapak/AP

    2. Feinstein, Rogers Defend NSA

    Can some good old-fashioned spy revelations unite Congress? Kind of. On Sunday's Face the Nation, Rep. Mike Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, respectively, defended the National Security Agency, saying it has only been following directions from political leaders to keep the country safe. But Rogers and Feinstein differed on the path the agency should take moving forward. Feinstein stressed a need for a "review of the intelligence framework" to assess what is prioritized for collection, which she said President Obama is currently undertaking. Rogers argued it wasn't an issue of "how you reign in the NSA," but whether or not law and civil liberties are being respected. Another thing they did agree on: criminal justice for Edward Snowden.

    November 3, 2013 10:10 PM

  3. i quit Syrian Rebel Leader Resigns AFP

    3. Syrian Rebel Leader Resigns

    Colonel Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi led the rebel siege on Aleppo in 2012, but on Sunday he announced he'd be stepping down, blaming the rise of Syrian rebel "warlords" and an international community that is "conspiring against the people." He also pleaded with revolutionary factions to stop competing for power. Addressing the exiled opposition in a video statement, al-Okaidi said,"You have turned your backs on [Syria] and you have detached yourselves from it completely."

    November 3, 2013 5:38 PM

  4. lost treasures Nazi Art Trove Recovered Keystone/Getty

    4. Nazi Art Trove Recovered

    It's like a story straight out of a movie: 1,500 works of art stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s have been re-discovered in Munich, according a German report. If the collection is confirmed, it ranks among the most significant artistic finds of the post-war era. The trove of modernist masterpieces, which were likely confiscated as "degenerate art" from Jewish collectors, reportedly includes lost works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and Marc Chagall. The cachet was discovered in the possession of a German who inherited it from his art collector father—and kept it hidden in dark rooms, selling one every now and again. The works were discovered in 2011 but apparently German customs officials had been keeping the discovery quiet due to diplomatic and legal complications.

    November 3, 2013 11:13 PM

  5. GUNMAN LAX Suspect Acted Alone FBI/AP

    5. LAX Suspect Acted Alone

    Police said Sunday that LAX shooting suspect Paul Ciancia told police that he acted alone, and a friend had dropped him off at the airport before the shooting. Ciancia, 23, was officially charged Saturday with murdering a federal officer and a separate charge of committing violence at an international airport. Ciancia could face the death penalty if convicted. FBI Special Agent David Bowdich said Saturday that Ciancia allegedly fatally shot TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez at point-blank range, walked away, went up an escalator to Terminal 3, and then returned to the prescreened area and began shooting again. Five people, including Ciancia, were wounded in the shooting.

    November 3, 2013 2:16 PM

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  7. EARLY ENDORSE Schumer: ‘Run, Hillary, Run’ Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

    6. Schumer: ‘Run, Hillary, Run’

    Chuck Schumer is really ready for 2016. The New York senator gave one of the first endorsements of the upcoming presidential election Saturday night in Iowa when he backed Hillary Clinton. With Clinton at the top of the ticket, Schumer said the Democrats can “vanquish Ted Cruz, Tea Party Republicans in 2016.” “It’s time for a woman to be president,” Schumer told the crowd of 750 Democratic supporters, who rose to their feet with enthusiastic applause. Clinton did not respond immediately to Schumer’s remarks, although she told New York magazine in September she will make a decision on running “soon,” but she’s “not in any hurry.”

    November 3, 2013 8:53 AM

  8. REMEMBER HIM? Romney: Obama ‘Dishonest’ Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

    7. Romney: Obama ‘Dishonest’

    The book Double Down comes out this week, and Mitt Romney’s on the Sunday talk shows: it’s like the 2012 election never ended. Romney accused President Obama of “fundamental dishonesty” in his healthcare plan, and said “states should be able to craft their own plans.” “He told people they could keep their insurance, and that was not the truth,” Romney said on Meet the Press. Although Romney presided over the Massachusetts healthcare law that the president modeled his own plan on, Romney insisted that healthcare legislation should be left to states to decide on their own, not the federal government. Nice save there.

    November 3, 2013 1:10 PM

  9. RELATIONSHIP Pakistan to Review U.S. Ties Muhammed Muheisen/AP

    8. Pakistan to Review U.S. Ties

    Just what everyone likes, the relationship talk. Pakistan postponed a high-level meeting with the U.S. on Sunday without explanation, although Pakistan is said to be reviewing its relationship with the U.S. after a drone strike killed a top Taliban leader. The Pakistani government denounced the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud, the head of the al Qaeda-affiliated Pakistani Taliban, and three others on Friday. Pakistani Taliban fighters vowed revenge as they quietly buried him in a secret location. Mehsud took over as the head of the Pakistani Taliban in 2009, and is believed to have masterminded the 2012 attack on a jail in northwest Pakistan that freed 400 prisoners as well as the attack on a Pakistani naval base.

    November 3, 2013 9:03 AM

  10. FAST Kenyans Win NYC Marathon Mike Lawrie/Getty

    9. Kenyans Win NYC Marathon

    Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won the New York City marathon on Sunday, in a race filled with meaning after last year’s race was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year. Security was “everywhere” in the 26.2-mile, five-borough race, according to the race’s fans. Jeptoo, 29, trailed Bronx resident Buzubesh Deba with just three minutes left to go in the race, and overtook Deba to finish at 2 hours, 25 minutes, and 7 seconds. Mutai, 32, powered ahead in the home stretch of the race, coming into the Central Park finish line at 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 24 seconds. Nearly 50,000 runners competed in the NYC marathon this year.

    November 3, 2013 12:45 PM

  11. live-streamed Eminem Wins at YouTube Awards Pierre Andrieu/AFP/Getty

    10. Eminem Wins at YouTube Awards

    YouTube's experimental venture into the awards show arena took place Sunday night with babies as prizes, live music video filming, and a cake destruction segment. It was a spontaneous, live-streamed show, featuring celebrities like Michael Shannon and Rashida Jones, and performances from artists like Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire. The audience got to pick its favorites, with Eminem winning Artist of the Year, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis taking the prize for YouTube Breakthrough.

    November 3, 2013 9:58 PM

  12. cheat EBay: Sorry for Holocaust Items Ben Margot/AP

    11. EBay: Sorry for Holocaust Items

    EBay apologized on Sunday and swiftly removed about 30 items of Holocaust memorabilia, including an Auschwitz uniform believed to belong to a Polish baker who died there. Other items included the yellow Stars of David that Jews were forced to wear by Nazis, a pair of shoes belonging to a death camp victim, a Holocaust victim’s battered suitcase, and a concentration camp toothbrush. EBay also said it donated $40,000 to charity. The items were found after an investigation by the British newspaper the Mail on Sunday, and eBay also admitted to the paper that they had no idea how long the items had been up for auction.

    November 3, 2013 9:59 AM

  13. travelers beware Birmingham Airport ‘All Clear’ MARK ALMOND

    12. Birmingham Airport ‘All Clear’

    In a scene reminiscent of LAX earlier this week, passengers at Alabama's Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport were evacuated on Sunday after a bomb threat was detected around 4 p.m. Many roads to the airport were closed and flights diverted, but about two hours later the airport was given the all-clear and flight operations have since resumed. 

    November 3, 2013 7:01 PM

  14. OH YEEZUS Kanye Wears Confederate Flag Dario Cantatore/Invision, via AP

    13. Kanye Wears Confederate Flag

    If Kanye West is doing something controversial, it must be a day that ends in “Y.” The rapper wore a Confederate flag on his jacket sleeve on Saturday. He has featured the flag as part of his promotional materials for the “Yeezus” tour, including Tee shirts with a skull that feature the words “I ain’t comin’ down.” West told Los Angeles radio station 97.1 AMP on Monday that he “took the Confederate flag and made it my flag.” “React how you want,” West said. Thanks for your permission.

    November 3, 2013 11:30 AM

  15. OOPS Paul Accused of Plagiarizing Jose Luis Magana/AP

    14. Paul Accused of Plagiarizing

    Rand Paul needs to really relearn the whole citation system. BuzzFeed on Saturday accused the Kentucky senator of lifting 1,318 words of his book Government Bullies from a 2003 Heritage Foundation report. Paul included a link to the Heritage Foundation study in the book’s footnotes, but he did not indicate that he had used the same words as the study and not just sourced it. A Paul aide dismissed the accusation, saying that Paul had indicated in the book’s “notes and sources” that he didn’t individually research each case. It’s the second plagiarism accusation in a week for Paul, who was accused of lifting a quote from Wikipedia in a speech.

    November 3, 2013 11:23 AM

  16. EPIC Red Sox Pitcher Buys Duck Boat Michael Dwyer/AP

    15. Red Sox Pitcher Buys Duck Boat

    That must have been one great parade. Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy said Saturday that he bought one of the duck boats that the team rode through the streets of Boston in during the World Series parade. The half-boat, half-truck vehicles are one of Boston’s icons, and are used for tours through the Charles River. Peavy must have been pretty excited: he tweeted a photo next to his new ride.

    November 3, 2013 11:26 AM

  17. NO STRINGS ATTACHED Chris Kirkpatrick Gets Married Omar Vega/Invision, via AP

    16. Chris Kirkpatrick Gets Married

    They must have bonded backstage at the VMAs. The gang’s all here: ‘N Sync’s Chris Kirkpatrick got married on Saturday, and his former bandmates all attended—even Justin Timberlake. Kirkpatrick, 42, and girlfriend Karly Skladany, 29, tied the knot in Orlando at the Loews Hotel. “Can you believe Chris Kirkpatrick is getting married?” Lance Bass asked Tuesday during his Sirius XM show Dirty Pop. Bass also revealed that the former bandmates would be groomsmen—and wearing tuxes from Men’s Warehouse, which Bass called “hilarious.” Jessica Biel (also in attendance) must have too.

    November 3, 2013 11:31 AM

  18. ALO Kerry Arrives In Egypt AFP/Getty

    17. Kerry Arrives In Egypt

    Hope John Kerry didn’t want to relax watching Bassem Youssef. The U.S. Secretary of State arrived in Cairo on Sunday, the highest-level visit by an American since former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July. It’s also the first visit by a senior American official since the Obama administration decided to stop shipping sophisticated arms to the country. Kerry will be meeting with Egypt’s foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, interim president, Adly Mansour, and the defense minister, Gen. Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi, who orchestrated Morsi’s ouster. Oh and extra layer of tension: Morsi’s murder trial is set to begin Monday.

    November 3, 2013 9:52 AM

  19. AFTER TRAYVON Sanford, FL Changes Watch Rules Joe Raedle/Getty

    18. Sanford, FL Changes Watch Rules

    Sanford, Florida—the city where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman—has changed its Neighborhood Watch rules, and will now perform background checks and all volunteers will have to undergo a six-week training program. The police department will also recommend that volunteers not carry firearms. The city’s police chief, Cecil E. Smith, who took over after the previous chief resigned amid the handling of the Martin case, will announce the new rules at a community meeting on Tuesday. The new rules could open the city up to lawsuits, since the state’s gun laws allow licensed gun owners to carry conceal weapons. Zimmerman was acquitted earlier this year of second-degree murder charges.

    November 3, 2013 9:56 AM