White House acknowledges four Americans were killed by drones..
Car bomb kills 12 in Pakistan.
British soldier killed in London by cleaver-wielding attacker.
Women secretly taped at West Point.
Anthony Weiner running for mayor in New York City.
The Tigers beat the Indians 11-7.
Russia sends advanced missiles to Syria.
Seven people still missing after tornado in Texas.
Danny Werfel named acting chief of IRS.
Crime dropped in Florida by 6.5% in 2012.
Oh, crap — Venezuela running out of toilet paper.
David Beckham retires from the game.
The Tigers got hosed by the Rangers 10-4.
President Obama sacked Steven Miller, the acting head of the IRS.
Deadly tornadoes hit Texas.
The White House released hundreds of e-mails related to the Benghazi! talking points.
Iraq — Bomb attacks in Baghdad killed more than 35 people.
Syria — The U.N. condemned the government for attacking civilians.
Yet another military officer in charge of controlling sexual harassment is busted for it.
Clone to home — Stem cells recovered from cloned embryos.
The Tigers lost to the Astros 7-5.
Afghan commandos step into the fight.
Justice Department defends its seizure of phone records at AP.
Abortion doctor convicted of murder avoids death penalty.
Inspector General report on the IRS says there’s still a problem.
American accused of spying ejected from Russia.
The Tigers beat the Astros 6-2.
Bomber targets U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan.
Commander denies U.S. blame in deaths in Afghanistan.
President Obama lashes out at I.R.S.; dismisses Benghazi investigation.
Police I.D. suspect in New Orleans Mothers Day shooting.
Sleazy abortion doctor convicted on three counts of murder.
R.I.P. Dr. Joyce Brothers, 85, celebrity psychologist.
The Tigers beat the Astros 7-2.
Death toll in building collapse in Bangladesh reaches 900.
Boston bombing inquiry looks into Russian trip by suspect.
U.S. fears Russia will sell air defense system to Syria.
Suspect in Cleveland kidnapping case charged.
Nun and two other anti-nuclear activists found guilty of security breach at Oak Ridge.
The Tigers lost to the Nationals 3-1.
That must have been one hell of an ordeal.
A steady stream of onlookers showed up all day on Cleveland’s Seymour Avenue on Tuesday just to get a look at the place where three women were held captive.
Many were there because they were in disbelief, some stopped while on a lunch break, and others were on trips through the area.
Brittany Wingfield, 21, lives several streets away from where Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus were found Monday night.
She can’t help but ask: “What if it was me?”
“I’d want someone to think I was still alive if that was me,” she said.
Law enforcement officers who have spent a decade or more looking for the three women missing from the same west-side neighborhood never lost hope they would be found, Cleveland’s police chaplain said.
“This is an emotional roller coaster these people are on,” said the Rev. Dean Kavouras. “They never gave up. These people believed and they checked leads as recently as two weeks ago.”
Ms. Knight, now 32 and the oldest of the three rescued women, disappeared in 2002. Ms. Berry, 27, and Ms. DeJesus, 23, vanished in 2003 and 2004 respectively.
A 6-year-old girl was found in the home and is thought to be Ms. Berry’s daughter.
Three brothers have been taken into custody, though exact charges against Ariel, Pedro, and Onil Castro were not available Tuesday night.
This is one of those stories where the goodness of human nature — the man who rescued the women is a true hero — and the cruelty and barbarity of human nature is held up and we can look at it and be glad that the good side wins out every now and then.
The Elvis impersonator accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others has been sprung.
One day after the F.B.I. said it could find no evidence that the man, Paul Kevin Curtis, was behind the plot, a federal judge released him from jail and federal authorities shifted focus to another person of interest in the case.
Lawyers for Mr. Curtis, 45, a celebrity impersonator, said he had been framed by a longtime personal enemy, J. Everett Dutschke, a martial arts instructor from Tupelo, Miss. F.B.I. agents raided Mr. Dutschke’s house but did not immediately bring charges against him. Mr. Dutschke, reached by phone, denied involvement but did not elaborate.
At a news conference after his release, Mr. Curtis said he did not harbor any ill feelings toward prosecutors or the president and was relieved to be free. “I respect President Obama,” he said. “I love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other U.S. official.”
Mr. Curtis, a party entertainer who dresses and sings as Elvis, Prince, Johnny Cash, Bon Jovi and others, had been in jail since Wednesday. He said he had never even heard of ricin. “I thought they said rice,” he said. “I said I don’t even eat rice.”
He was caught in a trap and couldn’t go on … with suspicious minds.
Thank you very much.
TPM has the backstory on J. Everett Dutschke, the new person of interest in the case. Among other things, he’s a failed GOP candidate in Mississippi and under investigation for child molestation.
FBI searches for a man with a bag seen near the blast site in Boston.
Suspect arrested for mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Sen. Wicker.
Thatcher funeral draws mourners and protestors in London.
Texas D.A. Murder — The wife of a jailed justice of the peace has been charged with murder.
Wild weather — Spring snow and heavy rain hit the Midwest.
Stocks slump as Apple goes sour.
The Tigers beat the Mariners 2-1 in 14 innings.
Or if they do, they’re not talking, so stop listening to rumors about an arrest in the Boston bombing.
This is from the FBI:
Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.
That’s bureaucratese for STFU.
Secretary of State Kerry hints at conditions for talks with North Korea.
Suspected U.S. drone kills 4 in Pakistan.
Venezuelans elect Nicolás Maduro, former President Hugo Chávez’s chosen successor.
Trudeaumania: The Next Generation — Justin Trudeau elected leader of Liberals in Canada.
Bail set at $3 million for ex-justice of the peace in Texas in D.A. murder case.
They’re back — Giant African land snails return to South Florida.
R.I.P. Sir Colin Davis, longtime conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Adam Scott won the Masters after a playoff with Angel Cabrera. This is Australia’s first Masters.
The Tigers beat Oakland 10-1.
China hints that it’s not too happy with North Korea.
Battle between Taliban vs. Afghan forces kills 20, including children.
Prospects for gun laws are looking a little better on Capitol Hill.
An immigration deal might also be in the works this week.
Rutgers whistle-blower under investigation for extortion.
R.I.P. Lilly Pulitzer, 81, fashion setter of the ’60′s.
The Tigers got shut out by the Yankees.
Argentine politicians jeered as flood death toll rises.
Maryland follows Connecticut’s lead on tougher gun control.
Jobs forecast looks a tad gloomy.
Texas offers reward in DA murder case.
Whoops — President Obama calls California attorney general the “best-looking” AG.
The Tigers lost again in Minnesota. Today is the home opener at Comerica against the Yankees.
They aren’t saying it officially, but according to TPM, Texas law enforcement authorities are suspicious that white supremacists are connected to the murders of two Texas prosecutors, the most recent last weekend.
Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead Saturday in their East Texas home. The killings were especially jarring because they happened just a couple of months after one of the county’s assistant district attorneys, Mark Hasse, was killed in a parking lot near his courthouse office.
McLelland was part of a multi-agency task force that took part in the investigation of the Aryan Brotherhood. The task force also included the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as police departments in Houston and Fort Worth.
Investigators have declined to say if the group is the focus of their efforts, but the state Department of Public Safety bulletin warned that the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is “involved in issuing orders to inflict ‘mass casualties or death’ to law enforcement officials involved in the recent case.”
There is also an unrelated but similar connection between the white supremacists and the killing of Tom Clements, the chief of the Colorado prison system.
The rise in the number of white supremacist hate groups has been noted for a long time, at least since 2000. It’s tied to all sorts of reasons: terrorist attacks from Islamic fringe groups, the economic crash, and the election of the first African-American president.
I doubt that there’s a direct connection between the election of Barack Obama and the murder of DA Mike McLelland and his wife last Saturday. But as a noted (albeit fictional) criminal investigator frequently notes, there are no coincidences.
U.S. moves a destroyer in light of North Korea’s sabre-rattling.
Landmark ruling in India patent case is good news for generic drugs.
Chicago’s murder rate drops by 42%.
Connecticut lawmakers reach a deal on tough new gun control.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty in Aurora shooting.
Suspect in Colorado prison chief murder got out of jail due to a clerical error.
The Tigers beat the Twins 4-2 in their season opener; Verlander for the win.
Big depositors in Cyprus could lose big in debt deal.
A deal on immigration reform is nigh, according to reports out of the Senate.
Murder in Texas — White supremacists suspected in assassination of D.A.
Oil pipeline ruptures in Arkansas, forcing evacuations.
Also in Arkansas, 1 dead, 3 injured in accident at a nuclear power plant.
Sen. Marco Rubio plans filibuster over gun legislation.
Mississippi bans soft drinks smaller than 20 ounces.
75-car pile-up on Virginia/North Carolina border kills at least one.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.
China is the world’s fifth largest arms exporter.
Iran launches a destroyer.
Six arrested in gang-rape of Swiss tourist.
U.S. Justice Department looked at the Wall Street Journal in connection with Murdoch bribery scandal.
Small plane crashes in South Bend, Indiana; several deaths reported.
Teens convicted in Steubenville rape case.
Obama expected to name Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary.
Late winter storm expected to bring more snow to the Northeast.
China agrees to sanctions against North Korea…despite Dennis Rodman.
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez hit by new infection.
12 charged with manslaughter in FAMU hazing death in 2011.
Senate agrees to bipartisan deal on straw-man gun sales.
President Obama nominates cabinet level choices for energy, budget, and EPA.
Medical first — Baby cured of H.I.V.
Voting is underway in Kenya; one dead.
Queen Elizabeth hospitalized for infection.
Sequester — Boehner says no one knows how to solve “this mess.”
“Below standards”? — Former British cardinal apologizes for sexual misconduct.
Call me — Dennis Rodman says North Korean leader wants Obama to phone him.
He’s now pope emeritus.
The Obama administration submits a brief in support of knocking down Prop 8.
The sequester is not as simple as it sounds.
Bradley Manning pleads guilty in the WikiLeaks case.
The House passed the VAWA.
Murder charges filed in the death of the openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi.
Robosigning foreclosure victims to get some cash from banks.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.