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  1. UH-OH Israel: U.S. Spying Unacceptable Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

    1. Israel: U.S. Spying Unacceptable

    At this point, is there any country in the world left that isn’t mad at the U.S. for spying? A top Israeli official on Sunday slammed the U.S. after reports surfaced Friday that the U.S. had spied on them. “The tracking after prime ministers and defense ministers is not legitimate and not acceptable to us,” said Yuval Steinitz, the spokesman of Israeli Intelligence Minister. According to German newspaper Der Spiegel, four Israeli officials were targeted and monitored at a facility in Britain. At least one email address reportedly belonged to the Prime Minister. The document detailing the spying came from Edward Snowden. Thanks a lot, Edward Snowden, for leaving the U.S. with no friends.

    December 22, 2013 2:49 PM

  2. AWFUL Man, Child Die in Building Jump NY1

    2. Man, Child Die in Building Jump

    A man and a three-year-old child died Sunday after the man jumped from a Manhattan high-rise building with the child in his arms. Authorities pronounced the man dead at the scene of the West 60th St. apartment building, and the child was pronounced dead after being brought to a local hospital. There’s no word yet on why the man jumped.

    December 22, 2013 2:36 PM

  3. what happened? Target Sued for Data Breach Scott Olson/Getty

    3. Target Sued for Data Breach

    The Target customers whose credit and debit card information was hacked between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 are not happy. The retailer is already being sued in three separate cases, with damages sought climbing above $5 million, and four states have requested the company turn over information about the breach. The Secret Service is also investigating the incident. Around 40 million credit and debit card accounts were stolen, and many of them have already surfaced on the black market.

    December 22, 2013 8:46 PM

  4. CHAOS Obama Warns South Sudan Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

    4. Obama Warns South Sudan

    President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. could pull its support from South Sudan if there is a revolution. Four U.S. service members were wounded Saturday when gunfire erupted during a mission to evacuate American citizens from Bor, the capital of the region. It’s unclear who was responsible for the attack.  “Any effort to seize power through the use of military force will result in the end of longstanding support from the United States and the international community,” the White House said in a statement. An official in the region said Americans did not tell Gen. Peter Gadet, the top commander in Bor who reportedly defected from the South Sudan military last week, that their forces were coming in, which may have led to the attack.  

    December 22, 2013 9:51 AM

  5. buckin' bronco Manning Breaks Touchdown Record Scott Halleran / Getty Images

    5. Manning Breaks Touchdown Record

    He's the comeback kid. The Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning set the NFL record for most touchdown passes in one season after making four during Sunday's game against Texas, bringing his total to 51. The record was previously held by Tom Brady, but Manning edged in after starting the 2013 season by becoming the first quarterback in nearly 45 years to throw for seven touchdowns in one game.

    December 22, 2013 4:46 PM

  6. TRAGEDY Colo. Shooting Victim Dies Brennan Linsley/AP

    6. Colo. Shooting Victim Dies

    Claire Davis died Saturday from injuries sustained last week during the Arapahoe High School shooting. Her family was by her bedside. Davis, 17, had been on life support since being shot in the head point-blank by Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, at the Littleton, Colorado school. Pierson then shot and killed himself. “Although we have lost our precious daughter, we will always be grateful for the indelible journey she took us on over the last 17 years—we are truly blessed to be Claire’s parents,” her family said in a statement. Police believe Davis was a random victim, and investigators believe Pierson’s main target was a librarian.

    December 22, 2013 9:43 AM

  7. bad taste French Soldier Wears Nazi Slogan Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty

    7. French Soldier Wears Nazi Slogan

    A patch with a German slogan, meaning "My honor is loyalty," has created an uproar after being photographed on the uniform of an elite French Army parachutist serving in the Central African Republic. The insignia was used by Nazi Waffen-SS soldiers and is now illegal in Germany and Austria. The badge was first spotted after a picture of it was posted to the military's Facebook page (it has since been taken down). An investigation has been opened and an army spokesman says the soldier will be suspended once he is identified.

    December 22, 2013 3:36 PM

  8. COVERT Report: CIA Killed FARC Leaders J. Scott Applewhite/AP

    8. Report: CIA Killed FARC Leaders

    The CIA helped Colombian forces kill at least two dozen rebel leaders of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, once considered one of the strongest and well-funded insurgency in the world but now seriously weakened, according to a report in Sunday’s Washington Post. What’s more, the National Security Agency also provided “substantial eavesdropping help,” according to the Post. The secret assistance to Colombia was not included in the $9 billion aid package the U.S. gave to the country starting in 2000. The program to kill off the major FARC leaders began under President George W. Bush and continued under Obama, former and current U.S. and Colombian officials said. The White House justified the killings legally by using the same laws that allowed them to kill al Qaeda members.

    December 22, 2013 11:24 AM

  9. DUCK DYNASTY Robertson: ‘Them Gays’ Ruin in NYC A&E/AP

    9. Robertson: ‘Them Gays’ Ruin in NYC

    Duck Dynasty star Phil Roberston apparently told a New York Post reporter that “them gays” must make it hard to date. After asking the reporter if she was dating anyone, Robertson said it “must be hard in New York—what with all them gays.” Robertson has been suspended from A&E after homophobic remarks in GQ. Robertson’s family is accusing the network of “hanging him out to dry” by setting up the interview with GQ.

    December 22, 2013 12:11 PM

  10. still got it ‘Hobbit’ Beats ‘Anchorman 2’ Warner Bros./AP

    10. ‘Hobbit’ Beats ‘Anchorman 2’

    The Channel 4 news team can't beat a bunch of Middle-earth creatures. After taking first place at the box office its opening weekend, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug returned to the top spot, beating out Anchorman 2 with $403.8 million worldwide. The Anchorman sequel took in $26.8 million in its debut, $2 million less than the original.

    December 22, 2013 7:00 PM

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  12. FREEDOM Khodorkovsky: No Political Plans Thomas Peter/Reuters

    11. Khodorkovsky: No Political Plans

    Freed former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Sunday that he will not go into politics or recover his oil assets after his 10 years in prison. Khodorkovsky, who spent 10 years in a prison near the Arctic Circle after being convicted for fraud and tax charges, said there were no conditions attached to his release. Speaking in Berlin, he insisted he had not made any admission of guilt to receive the pardon. One of Russia’s richest men, Khodorkovsky’s oil company, Yukos, was broken up after his 2003 arrest and sold off, and ended up in the hands of the state oil company Rosneft, Russia’s biggest producer. Khodorkovsky said he would return to Russia only if he was guaranteed to leave at any time.

    December 22, 2013 9:45 AM

  13. R.I.P. Seagram’s Edgar Bronfman Dies Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

    12. Seagram’s Edgar Bronfman Dies

    Edgar Bronfman, the billionaire chairman of Seagram Company and former president of the World Jewish Council, died Saturday. He was 84. Bronfman, born in Montreal to Eastern European immigrants, took over the liquor company Seagram from his father, but expanded it with the acquisition of Tropicana and then into the oil business—and eventually becoming the largest shareholder in DuPont. Bronfman also served as the head of the World Jewish Council from 1981 until 2007, transforming the organization into one of the most powerful Jewish rights groups. But he also made headlines in the 1970s, when his son, Sam, was kidnapped and Bronfman paid more than $2 million in ransom, although the kidnappers were later convicted of lesser charges after claiming it was a hoax that Sam Bronfman was in on.  

    December 22, 2013 11:25 AM

  14. cheat Fired Pastor Offered New Job Matt Rourke/AP

    13. Fired Pastor Offered New Job

    A Methodist bishop in California has offered a job to a Philadelphia United Methodist pastor who was fired for officiating his son’s gay wedding. Rev. Frank Schaefer said he is considering the offer, which will not restore his credentials, but he will have the same rights. On Friday, Schaefer filed an appeal for the defrocking decision of the Board of Ordained Ministry. A church jury suspended him last month, but Schaefer refused to surrender his credentials.

    December 22, 2013 12:07 PM

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    14. Three 6 Mafia’s Lord Infamous Dies

    Lord Infamous, one of the founding members of Three 6 Mafia, died Friday in Memphis. He was 40. The cause of death is still unknown, although he did suffer a stroke and a heart attack in 2010. Born Ricky Dunigan, Lord Infamous began his rap career with Three 6 Mafia, then known as the Backyard Posse. Along with his family member Paul, the group eventually included rappers Koopsta Knicca, Crunchy Black and Gangsta Boo, and became known as one of the notorious hip-hop crews in Memphis.

    December 22, 2013 12:09 PM

  16. BAD BLOOD U.S. Spied on Diplomat: Father Mohammed Jaffer/Reuters

    15. U.S. Spied on Diplomat: Father

    A CIA agent posed as a maid to spy on an Indian diplomat, father of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade said on Saturday.  Khobragade was arrested last week in New York on charges of visa fraud and making false statements, but her arrest and allegations of mistreatment by U.S. authorities has angered India. Prosecutors say Khobragade submitted a false visa application for her housekeeper, Sangeeta Richard, claiming she would make $10 an hour but only paying her $3.31 per hour. But Khobragade’s father, Uttam Khobragade, claimed on Saturday that the housekeeper was actually a CIA agent sent to spy on Khobragade. The victim assistance agency helping Richard insisted she is not a CIA agent.

    December 22, 2013 11:33 AM

  17. UNREST Thousands Protest in Bangkok Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

    16. Thousands Protest in Bangkok

    Ranking in the tens of thousands, Thai protesters swarmed Bangkok on Sunday, demanding Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s resignation ahead of the planned February election. Thailand’s main opposition party announced on Saturday that it will boycott the February 2 election, claiming the democratic system had been corrupted by Yingluck’s brother, Thaksin Shinawatra. "I hate Yingluck and I want to get rid of her because she does everything for her brother, not for Thai people," said a 79-year-old protester in Bangkok, Chaloey Thanapaisan. The power political machine of the Shinawatra family has won every election since 2001.

    December 22, 2013 9:49 AM