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  1. NONSTOP New Storm Headed for Philippines STR/AFP/Getty

    1. New Storm Headed for Philippines

    The Philippines has hardly begun to clean up after typhoon Haiyan, but it’s already bracing for another storm. Zoraida, a tropical depression with reportedly erratic movement, is expected to hit the island nation on Tuesday morning. While the Philippines is the target of about 20 typhoons every year, the October earthquake that destroyed the homes of more than 350,000 people has made such storms even harder for the country to handle. Rescue workers are searching for survivors of Haiyan, which made landfall in the Philippines four days ago and killed an estimated 10,000 people.

    November 11, 2013 4:28 PM

  2. TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES Obamacare Enrollment Falls Short Bloomberg/Getty

    2. Obamacare Enrollment Falls Short

    According to some early reports, HealthCare.gov enrollment fell significantly short of the Obama Administration’s goals, likely due to the federal health care website’s glitches. Sources told The Wall Street Journal that initial tallies suggest less than 50,000 people successfully signed up for private health insurance in October. The administration had reportedly expected 500,000 people to enroll during the site’s first month. Official enrollment numbers are set to be released by the Department of Health and Human services this week.

    November 11, 2013 4:47 PM

  3. BAD BEHAVIOR Dolphins Owner: I’m Appalled Al Messerschmidt

    3. Dolphins Owner: I’m Appalled

    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is “appalled” by the allegations of harassment within his football team. It was the first time Ross had spoken to the media since Jonathan Martin accused Richie Incognito of bullying, hazing, and racism. He told CBS Sports that he plans to meet with Martin this week. “I’d like to hear from [him] what happened, why he felt that way, and the whole origin,” he said. “And what we could’ve done to prevent something like this from happening. I want to hear the circumstances and the facts.”

    November 11, 2013 10:34 PM

  4. Defiant Toronto Mayor Won’t Step Down Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty

    4. Toronto Mayor Won’t Step Down

    So what if he's smoked crack? Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is “not going anywhere, guaranteed.” Ford reaffirmed his refusal to step down, despite admitting to smoking crack cocaine, after giving a Remembrance Day speech in honor of Canada's veterans. The scandalous mayor was questioned by reporters about a city council motion to enact a law in Ontario that would force him to step down even if he doesn’t willingly agree to take a leave of absence. As of now, Ford can’t legally be removed from office unless convicted of a crime. “Let’s get it on,” he said.


    November 11, 2013 9:28 PM

  5. REMEMBER Obama Honors Veterans Mark Wilson/Getty

    5. Obama Honors Veterans

    On a day set aside to remember America’s veterans, President Obama hosted a Veterans Day breakfast at the White House and later, laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. The president said veterans represent America at its best, and encouraged citizens to honor all service members, as the nation’s obligations to those who have served “endure long after the battle ends." The president will also speak on Monday at a ceremony at Arlington.

    November 11, 2013 11:29 AM

  6. MORTAL REMAINS Vatican to Show St. Peter’s Bones

    6. Vatican to Show St. Peter’s Bones

    For the first time since they were discovered in the 1940s, the Vatican plans to display bones that are believed to have belonged to St. Peter. The remains will be exhibited at the leader of the 12 apostles’ tomb in honor of the end of the Year of Faith, a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversation to the Lord” that Pope Benedict XVI began on Oct. 11, 2012 and will close on November 24. Catholic pilgrims who make their way to St. Peter’s tomb will see “the relics traditionally recognized as those of the apostle who gave his life for the Lord on this spot,” announced the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization in L’Osservatore Romano, the Holy See’s semi-official newspaper.

    November 11, 2013 6:59 PM

  7. TOUGH TALK Christie: ‘Show Up’ for Minorities Mel Evans/AP

    7. Christie: ‘Show Up’ for Minorities

    Open up your notebooks, RNC. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, recently reelected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ascribed his win to reaching out to minorities, saying, “I’ve worked hard with the Hispanic community to let them see how our policies can help their families. I’ve worked hard with the African-American community. I’ve worked hard with seniors and students.” After putting up numbers in the Hispanic and black communities not seen by Republicans in years, Christie advised his fellow party-members “If you want to win a vote by that kind of margin, if you want to attract the majority of the Hispanic vote, if you want to nearly triple your African-American vote, you need to show up. You need to go into those neighborhoods, you need to campaign in places.”

    Chris Christie made the rounds on the political talk shows Sunday.

    November 11, 2013 6:41 AM

  8. NOT COOL Rocker Commits Murder-Suicide Youtube

    8. Rocker Commits Murder-Suicide

    A member of an Iranian indie rock band, The Yellow Dogs, who was recently kicked out of the group, killed two of the bandmembers, wounded another, and then shot himself in East Williamsburg on Monday. The band formed in Tehran in 2006 and continued performing at well known venues in Brooklyn. Survivors include a 22-year-old man who was shot in the arm and two others who hid inside a first floor bathroom during the shooting. The alleged gunman was found dead on the roof. The New York Post reports that the gunman was former bandmember Raefe Ahkbar.

    November 11, 2013 10:39 AM

  9. SHOPATHON Stores Start Black Friday Early Tasos Katopodis/Getty

    9. Stores Start Black Friday Early

    If Black Friday wasn’t already intense enough, this year many stores are forcing bargain-hungry shoppers to choose between pumpkin pie and marked-down flat screen TVs by opening their doors on Thanksgiving. While Target, Best Buy, and Toys R Us are beginning their sales on Thursday evening, Kmart’s 41-hour-long Black Friday begins at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving day. Hopefully the extended hours will mean fewer stampedes this year.

    November 11, 2013 3:31 PM

  10. As You Wish ‘Princess Bride’ Project Revealed

    10. ‘Princess Bride’ Project Revealed

    The beloved Princess Bride is coming to a stage (near you, hopefully). Disney Theatrical Productions announced its plans for a stage adaptation of the 1987 fantasy-adventure film. The major details, like who's involved, opening night, or whether it's a musical or play, have yet to be revealed. This new attempt, however, isn't related to previous plans to turn the movie into a musical.

    November 11, 2013 5:33 PM

  11. AGAIN?!

    11. Ninety Tons of Food Recalled

    This is happening a little too often. Roughly 182,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps with chicken and ham from Glass Onion Catering in Richmond, Calif., are being recalled. The products are supplied to Trader Joe’s, Super Fresh Goods, and Delish. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says authorities in California and Washington reported people sick after eating pre-packaged salads.

    November 11, 2013 6:28 AM

  12. AWARENESS ABC Anchor Has Breast Cancer Ida Mae Astute/ABC

    12. ABC Anchor Has Breast Cancer

    In front of millions of viewers on October 1, ABC News correspondent Amy Robach had a mammogram to raise awareness. Now, as she revealed on Good Morning America, she will have a double mastectomy to treat the breast cancer that was found. As she wrote online, "If several producers and even Robin Roberts herself hadn't convinced me that doing this on live television would save lives, I would never have been able to save my own."

    November 11, 2013 9:47 AM

  13. ACTING OUT Miley Cyrus Smokes Joint Onstage Gareth Cattermole/Getty

    13. Miley Cyrus Smokes Joint Onstage

    She’s just being Miley! Despite already being perhaps the world’s most talked about artist for all the wrong reasons, 20-year-old Miley Cyrus lit up a joint while receiving the Best Video Award for “Wrecking Ball” at MTV’s European Music Awards. The former Disney star had been tweeting before the award show about lighting up with singer Katy Perry as marijuana is legal in Amsterdam. As one person told Us Weekly, “It was so brazen, so shameless. It was so uncalled for.”

    November 11, 2013 6:31 AM

  14. HORROR Philippines Reels from Typhoon Wally Santana/AP

    14. Philippines Reels from Typhoon

    With estimates of more than 10,000 dead and terrifying scenes of destruction, typhoon Haiyan has left havoc in its wake in the Philippines. The scale of devastation is now threatening to engulf the amount of resources deployed to control the situation. More than 600,000 people have been displaced, and in one city, Tacloban, the UN is reporting a mass grave with 300 to 500 bodies. Tacloban was hit by waves and winds up to 235 mph. Most of Haiyan's damage was caused by huge waves, with 70 to 80 percent of structures hit in ruins.

    November 11, 2013 6:25 AM

  15. YIPPEE USPS to Deliver Sunday Packages Paul Sakuma/AP

    15. USPS to Deliver Sunday Packages

    Amazon strikes again. In a deal with the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service, customers in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas will be able to have packages delivered on Sunday at no extra charge. The deal is a major boon for Amazon, as other delivery companies don’t really deliver on Sundays. UPS doesn’t deliver on Sunday at all, and FedEx has limited and expensive options to do so. The U.S. Postal Service may look at the deal with Amazon as a way to grow the one strong part of its business—packages. Amazon plans to expand the deal to Dallas, New Orleans, and other cities next year.

    November 11, 2013 6:55 AM

  16. BLOCKBUSTER ‘Thor’ Smashes Competition Marvel/Walt Disney Studios, via AP

    16. ‘Thor’ Smashes Competition

    Now that’s a thrashing. Thor: The Dark World, the second installment of the superhero-blockbuster franchise, ran away with the weekend box office, with $86.1 million in its opening weekend. Coming in at Nos. 2 and 3 were Bad Grandpa, from the makers of Jackass, with $11.3 million, and the animated Free Birds, with $11.2 million. Last Vegas (better known as The Hangover for sexagenarians) and sci-fi epic Ender’s Game fell to fourth and fifth.

    November 11, 2013 6:29 AM

  17. CROWN JEWELS Man Nails Scrotum to Pavement Reuters/Landov

    17. Man Nails Scrotum to Pavement

    Now that’s taking one for the team. Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky went to Moscow’s famed Red Square on Sunday during lunchtime, stripped, and nailed his scrotum to the cobblestones. In a statement Pavlensky declared, "The performance can be seen as a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference and fatalism of contemporary Russian society. As the government turns the country into one big prison, stealing from the people and using the money to grow and enrich the police apparatus and other repressive structures, society is allowing this, and forgetting its numerical advantage, is bringing the triumph of the police state closer by its inaction." He was taken to the hospital an hour later but declined to be admitted, and was subsequently taken to the police station. As Buzzfeed noted this is not Pavlensky’s first performance that involves self-harm—he previously sewed his lips together after the jailing of two members of Pussy Riot and wrapped his naked body in barbed wire. 

    November 11, 2013 10:40 AM

  18. eyes to the sky Earth-Bound Satellite Burns Up Getty

    18. 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

  19. misleading CBS Issues Benghazi Apology CBS

    19. CBS Issues Benghazi Apology

    Is this straight from the Newsroom or what? On Sunday's 60 Minutes, Lara Logan apologized for airing a story two weeks ago in which security contractor Dylan Davies misled the program into believing his story about rushing to the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack. Logan said the story had been in the works for a year, and it was recently revealed that Davies had provided different accounts to his employer and the FBI than he had to journalists at the news program.

    November 10, 2013 9:21 PM

  20. LITERARY LEGEND Vidal Family Hints at Underage Sex David Bookstaver/AP

    20. Vidal Family Hints at Underage Sex

    A snippet in a story about the famed writer Gore Vidal’s will is making headlines. In a New York Times interview, Vidal’s nephew Burr Steers said his uncle was afraid rival William F. Buckley had evidence that he had sex with underage boys, or a “Jerry Sandusky act,” as his half-sister Nina Straight refered to it. Steers told the Times, “It would make sense if that material was about him having underage sex. Gore spent a lot of time in Bangkok, after all. Gore also had a very weird take on the abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests. He would say that the young guys involved were hustlers who were sending signals.” The Times did note that other friends doubted the claims that Vidal had sex with underage men.

    November 11, 2013 6:58 AM

  21. OVER THE TOP Malala Book Banned Frank Franklin II/AP

    21. Malala Book Banned

    The private school authority in Pakistan overseeing as many as 40,000 affiliated schools has banned I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education activist shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012. The chief of the All Pakistan Private School Federation said the book contains anti-Islamic and anti-Pakistani content. Those officials are also pushing for the government to ban the books as well, arguing it is being promoted by Western governments and has inappropriately positive things to say about novelist Salman Rushdie.

    November 11, 2013 6:48 AM

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