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  1. equality Hawaii House Passes Gay Marriage HUGH GENTRY/LANDOV

    1. Hawaii House Passes Gay Marriage

    Marriage equality is well on its way to becoming law in Hawaii. The state’s House of Representatives approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Friday night. The bill will now move back to the Senate, which will consider any amendments the House proposed. Most of the debate surrounding the bill in the House involved amendments that would make exemptions for churches and other religious organizations that want nothing to do with gay marriage. The Senate passed a similar gay marriage bill last month by a vote of 20 to 4 and Gov. Neil Abercrombie has said he will sign it.

    November 9, 2013 12:33 PM

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    2. 1200 Killed in Philippines Typhoon

    A day after the Philippines suffered through Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons to ever make landfall, the Red Cross estimated that over 1,000 people were killed in one city alone (Tacloban in central Leyte province), along with 200 in Samar. Casualty reports are expected to rise sharply from the storm, which is now headed for Vietnam. Rescue workers are struggling to reach those in need, despite roads that are flooded or blocked with debris. Witnesses describe bodies covered in plastic lining the streets and cars piled atop each other. Haiyan hit land with 195 mph winds and about one million people were evacuated and took shelter in 37 provinces.

    November 9, 2013 10:50 AM

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    3. U.S. Admirals Probed for Bribery

    Two U.S. admirals are being investigated for their roles in a major bribery scandal, Navy officials announced in a statement on Friday. Top intelligence officer Vice Adm. Ted Branch and the Navy's director of intelligence operations, Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, face probes for their involvement with a Singapore-based defense contractor, whose CEO who was arrested in September for bribing Navy officers for access to classified documents in exchange for money and prostitutes. Though the statement did not say what tipped off authorities about Branch and Loveless's possible involvement, it said that the alleged misconduct occurred before either of them became admirals. Branch and Loveless have had their access to classified materials suspended and have been placed on leave. 

    November 8, 2013 9:59 PM

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    4. Earth-Bound Satellite Burns Up

    Close one. A 2,000-pound satellite re-entering Earth's atmosphere Sunday night burned up upon arrival, according the European Space Agency. The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (known as GOCE) had a pretty good chance of landing in the ocean, though pieces could have landed on inhabited land. After running out of power Oct. 21, the satellite began hurtling back toward Earth, crossing over Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, eastern Indian Ocean, and Antartica.

    November 9, 2013 10:37 PM

  5. you're in trouble 11 Indicted in NYC Biker Attack New York Daily News/Getty

    5. 11 Indicted in NYC Biker Attack

    An undercover cop and 10 others have been indicted for their involvement in the motorcycle mob attack that was captured on video in September. NYPD Detective Wojciech Braszczok faces up to 25 years in prison if convicte, for his part in the attack on a Range Rover in Manhattan. All the bikers except for Christopher Cruz, who is accused of stopping short in traffic on purpose and got rear-ended by the Range Rover, face gang assault charges that could result in decades in prison. Cruz faces felony level criminal mischief and up to four years in prison. In the September attack, bikers smashed the windows of the Range Rover which contained Alexian Lien and his wife and young child, chased the car into the streets, then dragged Lien from his car and beat him. 

    November 9, 2013 12:39 PM

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    6. Doctor Convicted of Killing Wife

    The case of the Utah doctor accused of murdering his wife six years ago was closed on Saturday as a jury found Martin MacNeill guilty. MacNeill was accused of rendering his wife Michele MacNeill unconscious with drugs after cosmetic surgery, then leaving her to die in a tub so that he could start a new life with another woman. Prosecutors argued that MacNeill may have also held her underwater to make sure she was dead. Relatives and the former MacNeill couple’s children were relieved at Martin’s conviction. "We're just so happy he can't hurt anyone else," said Alexis Somers, one of their older daughters. "We miss our mom; we'll never see her again. But that courtroom was full of so many people who loved her." MacNeill faces 15 years to life in prison for first-degree murder and an additional 1-15 years for obstruction of justice.

    November 9, 2013 12:36 PM

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    7. Pot Dispensary Owner Tortured

    Four people have been arrested and charged with kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner and cutting off his penis in an attempt to make him reveal where he had buried cash in the desert. Apparently the dispensary owner had taken his four torturers on a trip to Las Vegas last year where, authorities say, Ryan Anthony Kevorkian, his wife Naomi Josette Kevorkian, Hossein Nayeri and Kyle Shirakawa Handley hatched a plot to kidnap and rob him. In October 2012, they carried out the plan and broke into the owner’s home, stole money, bound, beat and kidnapped him and drove him out into the desert, allegedly torturing him with a blowtorch along the way. Handley has pleaded not guilty.

    November 9, 2013 12:44 PM

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    8. Gogo Enables In-Flight Calling

    Get ready to annoy the hell out of your fellow airline passengers, Android and iPhone users. In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo has expanded services to include a free application that will allow calls and text messages to be sent from the air. Calls will be routed through Gogo’s Wi-Fi service and then re-routed to cell phone service carriers. “Gogo Text & Talk is just one more way Gogo is keeping airline passengers connected to their lives on the ground,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief marketing officer. “While we see this as more of a text messaging product for commercial airlines in the United States, the phone functionality is something that some international air carriers and our business aviation customers are asking for.”

    November 9, 2013 12:47 PM

  10. last hurrah WWII Doolittle Raiders Reunite AP

    9. WWII Doolittle Raiders Reunite

    Three of the four surviving Doolittle Raiders, who participated in Commander James “Jimmy” Doolittle’s bombing attack on Japan, reunited Saturday at the national Air Force museum in southwest Ohio for a ceremonial final toast. The Doolittle mission is credited with boosting American morale during World War II and breaking Japan’s streak of military successes. The remaining Raiders will toast their comrades, both alive and deceased, following a memorial service and B-25 bomber flyover.

    November 9, 2013 12:53 PM

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    10. Ted Cruz Makes Late Night Debut

    Now you know he’s a star. Senator Ted Cruz made his late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, where he reiterated his belief that the shutdown was President Obama and Democrats’ fault. When Leno told Cruz that Republicans should have just let Obamacare fail on its own instead of shutting down the government, Cruz responded by saying he was “not a fan of shutting down the government.” Leno quipped, “You looked like a big fan from where I was standing!”

    November 9, 2013 12:56 PM

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    11. ‘Weird’ Object Moving in Space

    A ‘weird and freakish’ (to use NASA’s technical terms) spinning object has been spotted by the Hubble Telescope in our solar system, in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The strange object is seeing spewing matter from its surface and moving on its own. One theory posits that the asteroid is spinning so quickly that it’s disintegrating under the strain. The object’s spin, meanwhile, is thought to be attributed to protons and radiation emitted by the Sun, which can push against objects and cause rotation. This is called the YORP effect, named after the four scientists who contributed to the theory: Yarkovsky, O’Keefe, Radzievskii, and Paddack. Now you know.

    November 9, 2013 12:50 PM