Biden Has "No Doubt" Syria Is Responsible for Chemical Attack: BIDEN SMASH. Meanwhile, the US is still considering a military strike against Syria. And Russia has given evidence to the UN that suggests Syrian rebels made their own sarin gas. (This is just like in Newsroom!)
In Other Syria News: Syria's deputy foreign minister warns us that the terrorist groups responsible for the chemical weapon attack will soon do it again, against Europe.
WHAT THE FUCK: Chinese authorities are searching for a woman who reportedly gouged out a six-year-old boy's eyes.
The Yosemite Fire Is Breaking Records: It's 23% contained, but it will soon become the sixth-largest fire California has ever had. It has burned over 187,400 acres and over 4,000 firefighters are working to stop it.
The NYPD Designates Mosques as Terrorist Organizations: America!
The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there is a potential subject of an investigation and fair game for surveillance.
Uh Oh: Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has raised the level of severity of the radioactive water leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to level three.
Facebook Gave Away Your Info: The company reportedly gave governments data on about 38,000 users (worldwide) in the first six months of 2013. Honestly? I'm surprised that number isn't higher.
WHAT THE FUCK? PART TWO: "A Washington man alleged to have recorded the rape of an 8-year-old girl at an elementary school before posting the video on the Internet now faces federal child pornography charges."
Bank Fraud Headed to Trial: The lawsuit accusing Bank of American of fraud for billions of dollars of "toxic mortgage loans" to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is headed to trial next month after a judge rejected the bank's plea to dismiss the case.
Neat!: A deep-sea worm, which hasn't been seen for nearly 140 years, has been spotted again.