The Daily Word in a radiation spike in Carlsbad, a news chopper crash and more NSA revelations
Carlsbad has seen an increase in radiation levels, but it's not related to the recent accidents at the nearby Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Click here for a schedule of informational meetings about the radiation leaks.
Banksy is having a new exhibit in Stockholm.
There was a dramatic news helicopter crash in Seattle.
More money has been added to the fund to compensate workers and family affected by the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 appears to have changed course on purpose.
The New Mexico Senate is considering a bill that would help preserve native seeds.
The Daily Word in the incredible story of the Cleveland hostages, pink dolphins and hairy visors
Reported cases of HIV infection are on the increase on the Navajo Reservation.
Colorado pot legalization involves some new taxes that may not have the support of pro-marijuana groups.
KOAT reports a rash of bike thefts downtown.
Are some of our contemporary English words identical to words from a 15,000 year old "proto-Eurasiatic" Ice Age language?
The United States finally came out and accused China of cyber-espionage.
The pink dolphins of Hong Kong are dying.
The ABBA museum in Stockholm is now open!
This article explains the origins the conservative Islamist movement in Bangladesh.
There's only enough room in this world for one manufacturer of "visors with simulated hair," AKA hairy-hats.
The Daily Word in San Francisco limousine fire, a man's boa constrictors and Bangladesh riots
San Francisco limousine catches fire, killing five women trapped inside.
Riots in Bangladesh, over an anti-blasphemy law, have left 19 people dead.
Risso could play in the majors!
Julia Martinez, 16, is being charged for first degree murder for the death of Maurice Gonzales.
Sure, Cobb. You can keep your boas.
The Daily Word in Moscow fire, Bangladesh collapse, naked doggy door break-in
Fire at a wooden psychiatric facility north of Moscow leaves at least 38 dead.
South Korea to withdraw staff from jointly-run industrial complex in North Korea.
This just in: people like smartphones.
Rescuers tunneling into the rubble of the eight-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Bangladesh have discovered another 50 people trapped on what remained of its third floor. Two women who gave birth under the debris have been rescued along with their infants.
Kermit Gosnell defense rests without calling any witnesses.
21-year-old Albuquerque corrections officer accused of giving alcohol to youths.
Woman arrested after allegedly breaking into a home naked through the doggy door before found by the homeowners sitting in their bathtub.
Cats with their heads stuck in yogurt containers is sort of hilarious.
The Daily Word in Betty Page, valley fever, Bangladesh and Glorp!
Do you have Valley Fever?
This little boy lost his ear on Easter.
The public meeting about the proposed Rio Grande and Candelaria roundabout was very long and inconclusive.
Don't forget about the treasure buried in the Sangre de Cristos.
Increasingly, it appears North Korea is serious.
Paul Rose, infamous member of the Quebec separatist group the F.L.Q, died last month.
35 Atlanta area teachers and administrators are turning themselves in to police this morning.
Upcoming auction of Betty Page photos gives us an excuse to look at Betty Page photos.
This article about the current war crimes tribunals in Bangladesh has a great timeline of the country's tragic history.
Your life isn't complete until you have watched the world's worst Pink Floyd cover.
A tragedy of amazing proportions befell this flea circus.
On this day in 1947, Author Camille Paglia was born.
The Daily Word with Expensive Profanity, Explosive Alarm Clocks, Egyptian Virginity Tests
Muammar “I wear my sunglasses at night” Gaddafi may be open to a truce.
U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin becomes the latest victim in cyber attacks.
You could be fined in Australia for using profanity in public.
Alarm clocks containing explosives blow up at IKEA stores in Belgium, France and The Netherlands.
The Illinois House approves a bill that will bring a casino to Chicagoland.
Detained female protesters in Egypt were subjected to “virginity tests.”
In this creepy video, a Mexican teacher sings to her students while a gun fight goes on outside.
A woman is arrested after wheeling a trash can filled with human body parts through a neighborhood.
Apparently, it’s an unspeakable offense to play golf on Memorial Day.
A woman in Bangladesh takes a would-be rapist’s penis to police as evidence.
They’ve enlisted the help of elephants during the clean up efforts in Joplin, Mo.
Hackers hit PBS’ web site and post a fake Tupac story.
No, not snakes on a plane, but snakes on a train.
You know your organization is the laughingstock of all scary radical religious groups when it’s counterprotested by the Ku Klux Klan.
Now you can save face by sending your lover an STD e-card to let them know they’re infected!
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigns under numerous allegations of NCAA rule violations.
The Daily Word 12.19.10
DODT repealed, Dream Act fails, synthetic cannabis Grinch
DREAM Act fails to pass in Grinch-like Senate.
Bank of America joins others in suspending Wikileaks accounts.
Meanwhile, in a tit-for-tat scene the Swedish police report on the Assange accusations has leaked.
Sonic booms turn crocodiles on.
Check out this ridiculously tiny lighter.
Fun fact for journalists: on this day in 1918 Lenin made it illegal for the Bolshevik press to criticize in any way the original Soviet secret police, the Cheka--which had been formed exactly one year earlier. Lenin had originally intended the secret police to be a temporary institution. Oh well.