Today Egyptians vote in the first competitive presidential election in the Arab world.
The Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia may not be an isolated incident.
The Kirtland jet fuel leak could be larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Huge drop in the number of metro area meth lab busts linked to law enforcement budget cuts.
A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Bin Laden was convicted of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Yesterday’s commercial rocket launch could signify a new era of private sector space travel.
Morgan Stanley is investigated for sharing insider Facebook IPO information with a select group of investors.
Democratic Congress members think Governor Scott Walker may have lied under oath about his motives for pursuing an anti-union agenda in Wisconsin.
Arizona white supremacist gets a 40-year federal sentence for a 2004 Phoenix bombing.
Fox News' Roger Ailes says Jon Stewart “basically admitted” to him that he’s a socialist.
Obama and Romney are neck and neck in the polls, but the prez gets Betty White’s vote.
Unbelievably bad music video paean to Facebook, "Thank You Facebook."
The DEA wants to scan every single license plate on cars traveling on Utah's Interstate 15.
Arizona Secretary of State is not sure the President is a citizen and wants proof before putting Obama on the ballot.
Jackie Chan is retiring from action films and beginning his DeNiro phase.
Audio-book version of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, narrated by Gilbert Gottfried.
The Harry Potter franchise has joined the ranks of Finding Nemo, Babe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other films that inspired people to buy pets they couldn't take care of and didn't really want.
Phonehenge West is no more. Garbage visionary Kim Fahey was fined and placed on probation -which includes five days community service at the coroner's office....
On this day in 1944, Joe Cocker was born.
Trayvon Martin case gets more complex.
Fort Wingate man who admitted to multiple child rapes is walking free.
Police say man shot to death in Santa Fe was a well-known thief.
Major Spice-manufacturing raid near I-25 and Jefferson.
Protests and precautions surround Chicago’s NATO summit.
Speaking of Chicago, Cubs’ owner still taking heat for now-canceled anti-Obama campaign.
Virginia man catches a world-record-sized snakehead.
Red Rock woman was running what looks like an indoor zoo.
Quail-Man robs a coffee shop.
Teenager gets part of a finger in his Arby’s sandwich.
Charlize Theron was pretty much toothless until the age of 11.
Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak dies at 83.
North Carolina votes on a controversial constitutional ban on gay marriage today known as Amendment One.
The Senate discusses a bill today that would prevent student loan rates from doubling July 1.
Junior Seau’s family discuss with Samoan elders whether to donate his brain for scientific study.
Dustin Hoffman saved this jogger’s life in London’s Hyde Park.
This creepy principal resigns after creating a fake Facebook page to spy on her students.
Hell hath no fury like a pet lynx’s jealousy.
South Korean customs officials discover pills filled with powdered human baby flesh—sure to spawn a metal band/song or ten.
Hundreds in Russia take to the streets to protest the inauguration of Vladimir Putin.
I suppose changing your name to Tyrannosaurus Rex is more original—but no less crazy—than Jesus Christ.
Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney in an email to his supporters.
Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos agree to a 5-year, $96 million dollar deal.
What does this mean for crestfallen Tim Tebow?
The U.S. State Department is re-opening the unsolved case regarding the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart.
Disney is expected to take a $200 millon dollar loss from underwhelming film John Carter, one of Hollywood’s biggest flops.
The death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin set to go before a grand jury.
Oprah “Iron Fist” Winfrey lays off 30 Oprah Winfrey Network employees.
The gunman in France who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school filmed the shooting with a camera attached to his neck.
Hebrew University plans to release Albert Einstein’s complete archives online.
On July 1st, 8 million college students will see their student loan interest rates double.
The New York Times plans to cut free online access to its content in half, requiring a subscription to view more.
APD officer shoots and kills a man after police say he used his SUV to ram cars.
New Mexico’s graduation rates have gone down three points since 2002.
Some people looking for jobs are getting asked for their Facebook passwords during interviews.
Wendy’s takes the ranking from Burger King as the country’s second biggest hamburger chain.
Obama effigy burnings take over the streets of Afghanistan to protest the death of 16 civilians.
There will be no Christmas this year after thousands of reindeer are killed by Swedish high-speed train.
In no surprise at all, half of GOP voters in Alabama and Mississippi still believe President Obama is Muslim. One in four think his parents’ interracial marriage should have been illegal.
One in five people drop Facebook friends over political posts.
A study finds that red meat is responsible for one in ten early deaths.
That’s troubling news for the Italian village of Falciano del Massico that banned its residents from dying.
Like a scene from Jaws, a shark feeding frenzy closes an Australia beach.
Former VP Dick Cheney feels Canada is too dangerous for a visit.
Thieves are stealing Tide detergent to take it advantage of its oddly lucrative black market.
Meanwhile, toilet paper supplies are running dangerously low in Trenton, N.J.
Anthony Bourdain gets Marilyn Hagerty a table at posh restaurant Le Bernardin after her hilarious Olive Garden review goes viral.
Your favorite celebrities— cholafied.
There’s something strangely comforting about the chromatic arrangement of books.
Humorist John Bear gives us an emphatic yes. But since Facespace needs you to exist, it has a hard time letting go.
Read all about it, in “Facebook never got me laid.”
It seems old Bear’s not the only one ditching the interfacing platform. The users are dropping away. CNN is predicting its death.
Russian Prime Minister Valdimir Putin encourages his people to start having more sex to help a shrinking population.
A football coach resigns after accidentally posting a naked picture on Facebook.
The Center for Disease Control issues a warning that gonorrhea may soon become incurable.
A TSA agent gets creepy with a female passenger and makes her walk through a naked body scanner three times.
Love letters from some of history’s most notorious tyrants. Who knew Josef “I’m as lonely as a horned owl” Stalin could be such a softie?
New Mexico braces with all their might for the fire and brimstone unholiness that is gay marriage attemps on Valentine’s Day!
A father plays a pornographic film instead of The Smurfs at his child’s birthday party. Easy mistake.
Studies show a homeowner does better in the dating department than a renter.
In Santa Fe, the Senate approves a proposal to impose restrictions on undocumented immigrants getting driver’s licenses.
Again? Two Columbine High School students are injured in a campus hammer attack.
President Obama erases $226 million from the Mars exploration program and my dreams of martian discovery in one fell swoop.
Happy Valentine’s Day, from André 3000 and OutKast.
Go ahead and blame it on the liberal media to say it, but it appears that people are getting more jobs.
Watch your whip if you go to school in Las Cruces.
Speculations on a potential war between Iran and the U.S.
Drug smuggling into N.M., via airplane.
Komen Foundation restores Planned Parenthood funding.
Despite a common perception of assholishness, Mark Zuckerberg is still the boss.
For those who refer to cops as "pigs."
Possible (dead) chupacabra sighting in San Diego.
Not that anyone's talking about it, but the Superbowl is only two days away ...
"Breaking Bad," shitty 90s video game style.
Close one in Iowa last night.
Is it now OK for presidential candidates to cry?
New interchange design for I-25/US 550 unveiled.
Teen run over in Rio Rancho Hastings parking lot.
How much money does Sesame Street make?
Bandai Entertainment, one of the major companies involved in bringing anime to America is closing its doors.
Hybrid sharks found off the coast of Australia.
Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to friendly hackers.
Should smokers who roll their own have to pay the full cigarette tax?
The only known naturally occurring quasicrystal is actually part of a meteorite.
Top 10 worst women of 2011.
Yeti crab is one of the new creatures discovered near Antarctic hot springs.
George Leutz's third attempt at a Q*Bert world record fails.
Dennis Rodman is starting a topless basketball team.
Hey, what's under that woman's dress?
Snoop stops smoking long enough to help a lady win a car on The Price Is Right.
Trailer for Steven Van Zandt's new Netflix-exclusive series Lilyhammer.
The 11 best comics of 2011 were …
What's worse than bees? How about zombie bees!
These Christian kids just fixed your favorite song.
Welcome to The Obliteration Room.
Year-long exposure of the Toronto skyline is pretty sweet.
R.I.P. British cartoonist Ronald Searle.
APD investigates dead body found in the middle of I-25.
One man shot and another stabbed in downtown Albuquerque New Year's Eve brawl.
Albuquerque police officer strikes and kills a pedestrian early on New Year's Day.
APD finds bloody scene at a Central bus stop but no victim.
Bad news for bronies.
Are American agents responsible for giving Hugo Chavez cancer?
Katy Perry and Russell Brand are splitsville.
Bird flu death reported in China.
Vintage poster outlines 23 ways to avoid marrying a girl.
First of NASA's twin GRAIL probes enters moon's orbit.
Police say a man in North Carolina tried to pay for his transaction at Wal Mart with a $1 million bill.
Man calls 911 after being hit by a grocery cart.
Thanks Carl, Constance and Tom for the help!
Beloved elderly man dies in the cold on his porch in La Mesilla, NM.
New state laws for 2012 bring about happy hour bans, fire-breathing regulations and more.
Canadian drug found successful in treating ovarian cancer.
99-year-old Italian man divorcing his wife of 77 years over her 1940's affair.
Amazon, Facebook and Google consider a coordinated anti-SOPA blackout.
Target becomes target (hehe) for large public gathering of breast-feeding moms.
Too bad Christmas is over: I would have wanted a Batman iPod dock with built in taser.
Let's make some New Year's Eve resolutions.
Fox apologizes to Jews for Facebook poll on Jesus' death.
Words of comfort: Russia test fires long-range missile with new warhead.
Another government shutdown is looming. (How many times have I written that headline this year?)
Al Qaeda needs a better PR firm.
Ex-Richardson officials appear before grand jury.
Time's person of the year is … sigh.
Government to stop minting $1 coins.
The fifty funniest tweets of 2011.
"If you could rape someone, who would it be?" Asking for a friend.
Listen to Terry Gross make Louis CK cry.
Women should excel from the bedroom to the boardroom, right?
Lady Gaga posed nude for Tony Bennett.
Birthers fly message about Obama's birth certificate over closed dome of football stadium.
Robert Downey Jr. acting venn diagram.
The trailer for Sahsa Baron Cohen's new movie The Dictator is here.
Don't forget the world is supposed to end next month.
Wonder Woman gives herself a breast exam.
John Updike's boyhood home is for sale.
Facebook launches a suicide prevention tool this week.
Longest article I've ever read about pubic hair.
Watch 50 people simultaneously rob a 7-Eleven in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Facebook claims that there are now only 4.74 degrees of separation. Or Kevin Bacon.
Future horror movie material? A German gynecologist is found with 35,000 pictures of his patients.
Future horror movie material? Newt Gingrich surges to the top spot in the latest GOP poll.
Groupon gone wrong; a London baker is forced to make 102,000 cupcakes.
Walking through doorways is found to cause memory lapses and forgetfulness, new studies find.
A Virginia woman could be imprisoned for up to 50 years after decapitating her boyfriend’s piglet.
Former Denver Broncos QB Jake Plummer lashes out against Tim Tebow for his constant declarations of faith.
The Bernalillo High School principal pulls a questionable cartoon from the school newspaper.
A fake doctor put cement and sealant used to fix flat tires in a woman’s behind because she wanted it bigger.
Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to sleep and a ghost is inappropriately groping you?
“I Have a Draem,” and nine other hilarious typos.
Thanks to Emily Anderson for some of today’s links.