Kerry defends Iranian nuclear pact.
Pakistani police halt NATO supply truck blockade.
Honduras ruling party candidate takes lead, claims win.
Sandy Hook massacre report due to be released today.
Texas braces for freezing rain and sleet.
ENDA gets past filibuster in the Senate.
New Jersey mall locked down after gunman opens fire.
Supreme Court turns down Oklahoma abortion case.
Sen. Rand Paul faces more plagiarism charges.
It’s Election Day in a lot of places, including Virginia, New York, and New Jersey.
Alert Starfleet — There are billions of Earth-like planets in the galaxy.
Car bombs kill dozens in Iraq.
Five dead in stabbing rampage in Brooklyn.
Authorities close Indiana University campus after a report of individual with a knife on the loose.
U.S. spied on Chancellor Merkel’s phone back in 2002.
Tropical Update: Raymond becomes a hurricane in the Pacific.
World Series — The Cards win 5-4 in a wild finish and lead the series 2-1.
President Obama defended the healthcare law, saying the tech problems will be fixed.
Another school shooting – this time in Nevada — leaves two dead.
Gov. Christie drops fight against same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
France is not happy about allegations of U.S. spying there.
Cooler temps and rain ease Australian wildfires.
Some people are evacuated along the Mexican coast ahead of Hurricane Raymond.
Jim Leyland steps down as manager of the Tigers after eight seasons.
Suspect in Navy Yard shooting had a history of trouble with the law.
Forensic details in U.N. report point to Assad’s use of gas.
Weather grounds rescue helicopters in Colorado.
Salvage crews righted the cruise ship Costa Concordia that was wrecked off Italy nearly two years ago.
The Tigers beat the Mariners 4-2; magic number is 7.
Egypt — Christians now under attack.
U.S. weighs pros and cons of cutting aid to Egypt.
Gunman thwarted at school near Atlanta.
Three teens arrested in killing of Australian baseball player in Oklahoma.
Al-Jazeera America is on the air… (actually, on cable).
The Tigers lost to the Twins 6-3.
Happy birthday, SJW.
U.S. scrambles to save talks with Taliban after Afghan leader refuses to join.
FBI director says they use drones over the U.S.
Feds say they foiled a plot to poison people with radiation.
Immigration negotiations hinge on border security.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) backs marriage equality.
HPV rates fall due to vaccine.
Tropical Update: TD 2 has become TS Barry on the coast of Mexico.
The Tigers got walloped by the Orioles 13-3.
In case you missed it: Via ThinkProgress:
Five are dead after a gunman rampaged through Santa Monica, CA, on Friday, ending at the local community college. The Santa Monica shooting marks the tenth mass shooting on a school campus in California since 1976.
The suspect, 23-year-old John Zawahri, was known as an angry young man with a “fascination with guns” that worried family friends. Zawahri was born in Lebanon but has lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years. In a press conference on Sunday, police said the troubled young man had planned out the attack and likely hoped to kill hundreds. The spree lasted 10 minutes, ending when police shot and killed Zawahri on the scene.
It’s been six months since the slaughter in Newtown. In our collective short-term memory, that’s a lifetime.
President Obama names Susan Rice as new national security adviser.
IRS places two top staffers on administrative leave.
IMF concedes major missteps in Greece bailout.
Tropical Update: We have our first named storm — Andrea — set to cross Florida today.
The Tigers lost to the Rays 3-0 in a pitching duel.
U.S. General: “Not feasible” to destroy the Taliban.
NYC Mayor Bloomberg got a threatening letter laced with poison.
Seven killed when trailer strikes minivan in upstate New York.
President Obama to nominate James Comey to head FBI.
R.I. Gov. Chafee, once GOP, to join Democrats.
The Tigers lost again to the Pirates 5-3
Drone strike kills 7 in Pakistan.
Two U.S. officials wounded in gunfire at Venezuelan strip club.
Teenaged bomb plotter charged with attempted murder.
Rulings in Trayvon Martin case; trial will start in June.
President Obama and Gov. Christie went to the Jersey shore together.
Currency exchange busted for money laundering.
The Tigers lost to the Pirates 1-0.
Federal officials believe a localized “terror attack” was thwarted when an FBI raid on a Minnesota man’s mobile home turned up Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs and several firearms.
Buford Rogers, 24, was apprehended Friday after the raid of his Montevideo, Minn., home.
“The FBI believes that a terror attack was disrupted by law enforcement personnel and that the lives of several local residents were potentially saved,” the Minneapolis FBI office said in a statement released Monday.
Authorities say the thwarted attack was a low-level case of domestic terrorism. The investigation remains ongoing, according to the FBI statement.
Buford is linked to an unidentified militia group, officials said.
Was he read his Miranda rights? Where is Lindsey Graham demanding that the Obama administration certify him as an “enemy combatant”? How come he’s being treated as a common criminal?
Because his name is Buford, not Dzhokar.
President Obama will try again to close Gitmo.
Also, the president backs the way the FBI handled the Boston bombers.
Victims ID’d in Afghanistan cargo plane crash.
Witnesses and satellite photos show extent of Nigerian massacre.
It’s Markey vs. Gomez in Massachusetts primary for the Senate.
FDA says morning-after pill safe for 15 and up.
The Tony nominations are out. (Missed again.)
R.I.P. Deanna Durbin, 91, film star of the ’40′s.
The Tigers beat the Twins 6-1.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.
U.N. Secretary General appeals to Syria to open up to chemical weapons inspectors.
Iraq — A series of car bombs killed at least 23 people in Shi’ite areas.
Afghan leader confirms cash payments by the C.I.A.
FBI visits Boston bombing suspects widow.
Supreme Court rejects Alabama appeal of immigration law.
Red River crest in North Dakota lowered again.
The Netherlands will get its first king in 120 years.
The Tigers beat the Twins 4-3.
The White House has a “varying degree of confidence” that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons against the rebels.
At least 238 people were killed in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.
The Boston bombers were planning on blowing up Times Square.
The Senate is trying to unfurlough FAA workers.
President Obama paid tribute to the dead from the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
The Tigers lost to Kansas City 8-3 in extra innings.
Boston bombers learned their stuff on the internet.
Rhode Island is a step closer to marriage equality.
Three charges dropped in abortion doctor murder trial.
DHS Secretary Napolitano says immigration bill will help with border security.
Sen. Max Baucus (D?-MT) is retiring after 2014.
Supreme Court rules that minor offenses don’t warrant deportation.
R.I.P. Allan Arbus, 95, aka Maj. Sidney Freedman on M*A*S*H.
The Tigers got rained out in Kansas City.
The Boston bomber will be tried as a civilian, much to the chagrin of the butch tough guys who think that the Constitution only exists to protect the right to own a howitzer.
The Boston bombing suspect will be tried as a criminal and not an “enemy combatant,” Obama administration officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
Word from the White House came moments after CBS News learned that 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had officially been charged with helping execute the attack on the Boston Marathon that killed three and left over 180 injured.The first charge is conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, the AP noted, which carries a potential death sentence. He’s likely to also face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder, both of which carry potential life sentences.“Today’s charges bring a successful end to a tragic week for the city of Boston and for our country,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a prepared statement.
During a hearing held in his hospital room, a magistrate informed Mr. Tsarnaev of the charges against him and of his rights under the Constitution, including his right to remain silent and his right to an attorney. In other words, he’ll be treated to the same level of justice that has dealt with every other domestic terrorist that we’ve captured in recent history, all of whom were found guilty and are either serving their sentence in a federal maximum security prison or, as in the case of Timothy McVeigh, were executed.
Funny how the people who scream the most about the rule of law and will defend the Constitution (or at least certain amendments) within an inch of its life, don’t really seem to trust it very much.
Syria — Reports of a massacre near Damascus.
Jordan is running out of room for refugees from Syria.
Death toll reported at 188 in China earthquake.
Feds ask to interview wife of dead Boston bombing suspect.
FAA furloughs begin; expect flight delays.
The Tigers lost again to the Angels, completing their skunking out west.