1. theweekmagazine:

    The Israeli military has launched a major assault on Gaza. And they’re live-tweeting it.

     
  2. BREAKING: Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty on 45 of 48 counts.

    (via @NYtimes)

     
  3. producermatthew:

    Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger and political pundit seen here during CNN’s election night coverage on Tuesday, has died at the age of 43, ABC News reports.

    Breitbart made headlines last year after exposing several provocative photos of former US Rep. Anthony Weiner, which led to the politician’s resignation.

     
  4. producermatthew:

    DEVELOPING: Students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst riot following the New England Patriots’ loss to the New York Giants at Super Bowl XLVI.

    I’ll be the first one to say it: It’s only a football game.

     
  5. producermatthew:

Cute poster found at the end of the Facebook IPO filing.

    producermatthew:

    Cute poster found at the end of the Facebook IPO filing.

     
  6. The Obama administration will announce this afternoon it is rejecting a Canadian firm’s application for a permit to build and operate a massive oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, according to sources who have been briefed on the matter.

    However the administration will allow TransCanada to reapply after it develops an alternate route through the sensitive habitat of Nebraska’s Sandhills. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns will make the announcement, which comes in response to a congressionally-mandated deadline of Feb. 21 for action on the proposed Keystone pipeline.

    -Washington Post

     
  7. A broadcaster reported that Kim died due to “overwork” after “dedicating his life to the people.”

    Kim died of “great mental and physical strain” while in a train during a “field guidance tour,” North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported.

    More specifically, the agency noted that Kim suffered a heart attack and couldn’t be saved despite the use of “every possible first-aid measure.”

    He had been treated for “cardiac and cerebrovascular diseases for a long period,” KCNA noted.

    South Korea’s military declared an “emergency alert” following Kim’s death, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.

    North Korean and communist party officials “released a notice on Saturday informing” members of the Workers’ Party of Korea, military “and all other people” of Kim’s passing, according to KCNA.

     
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  9. BREAKING: Rob Blagojevich to get 14 years in prison for corruption

     
  10. Apple.com
     
  11. ABCNews.com - September 11, 2001
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    ABCNews.com - September 11, 2001

    Via Archive.org

     
  12. Man dressed as police fires shots at Labour youth camp.

    There are 700 people on the island camp. At 5.20 pm ambulance personel were told not to proceed out to the island because there was still shooting there. One Labour youth member tweeted: “We are sitting down by the beach. A man is shotting clothed in a police uniform. Help us! When are the police coming to help us!”

    Police stormtroopers are about to land on Utoya island from helicopters. Shooting still going on. Eyewitness describes shooting from his position on the mainland: “There is a little war going on out there”

    Text via Guardian

     
  13. Debris is seen on the street after a powerful explosion rocked central Oslo on Friday, July 22. A huge explosion damaged government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s office, injuring several people, a Reuters witness said. The blast blew out most windows on the 17-story building housing Stoltenberg’s office, as well as nearby ministries including the oil ministry, which was on fire.
Photo: Holm Morten/SCANPIX/Reuters

    Debris is seen on the street after a powerful explosion rocked central Oslo on Friday, July 22. A huge explosion damaged government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s office, injuring several people, a Reuters witness said. The blast blew out most windows on the 17-story building housing Stoltenberg’s office, as well as nearby ministries including the oil ministry, which was on fire.

    Photo: Holm Morten/SCANPIX/Reuters

    (Source: MSN)

     
  14. People talk on mobile phones as they move through debris near one of the government buildings hit by explosions.
Photo: Fartein Rudjord/Associated Press

    People talk on mobile phones as they move through debris near one of the government buildings hit by explosions.

    Photo: Fartein Rudjord/Associated Press

    (Source: cbc.ca)

     
  15. A loud explosion shattered windows Friday at the government headquarters in Oslo which includes the prime minister’s office, injuring several people. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe, government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told The Associated Press.
Photo: Holm Morten, SCANPIX, via Associated Press (via NYTimes)
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