Someone's Losing Their Job Tomorrow: Mauritania's President was shot by members of his own army. State news reported that the shooting was a case of friendly fire, though have not elaborated on how the President's caravan was mistaken for a target.
Radar is Overrated: A nuclear submarine and a cruiser in the US Navy collided off the coast on Saturday. The misstep that caused the collision is under investigation, though a spokesman noted that this is not the first time two Navy ships have run into each other at sea. The submarine's propulsion was not affected by the accident.
Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany No More: 1,500 commandos and police raided Rio's shantytowns Jacarezinho and Manguinhos in an effort to dislodge drug gangs. Those areas are typically considered no-go zones and have a reputation for being centers of the booming crack trade in Brazil. The South American nation is the world's largest consumer of crack-cocaine but is second to the U.S. in use of cocaine and derivative drugs.
Let's Think About Changing Those Passwords: Hackers have stolen $400,000 from the Washington city of Burlington. The Burlington Police Department reported that the theft occurred over two days last week and the money was transfered to accounts all over the nation.
Tragic Accident in the Rain: One man was killed when his car flipped the guardrail on northbound I-5 Saturday night. Police responded but there was no hope of reviving him by the time they arrived.
Native American Spiritual Figure Will Be Canonized: Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian, is slated to be the first Native American saint canonized by the Catholic Church. Kateri converted to Catholicism in her lifetime, but is largely worshipped by Native Americans. Legend has it that when Kateri died in 1680 all of the pox on her body disappeared.
Zombie Bees Are Real: Washington has its second confirmed sighting of a Zombie bee. Tacoma beekeeper Larry Golden found the bee flying at night, behaving erratically, and repeatedly thumping into his window. Zombie bees are caused by a predatory fly which stings the bee in the stomach and deposits an egg sack.