Genetically Altered Salmon Approved by FDA: I'm not a scientist but something makes me very nervous about eating genetically altered fish. Specifically this quote from WaPo, "[It's] an Atlantic salmon that contains a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon and has been given a gene from the ocean pout, an eel-like fish."

Gifford Pinchot National Forest to Receive Unwelcome Visitors: The Bureau of Land Management approved the drilling of 63 holes at the foot of Mount St. Helens, The Columbian reported yesterday. A Canadian company, Ascot Mining, will be prospecting for the site of a possible future full scale mine and environmental groups are furious.

Possible Fight Club in Oak Harbor: There are no witnesses who will corroborate, but officers think the death of one man and hospitalizations of others may spawn from an underground fight club. No one will talk though, due to the first rule of fight club.

Bomb Explodes During Rally in Peshawar: The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast and the death of a provincial minister.

Will Sony and Panasonic Become Names of the Past? Asks this AlJazeera feature, which dissects the slow fall of Japanese tech companies from predominance.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The California ban on therapists trying to use "gay-conversion therapy" has been stymied in federal appeals court, with a panel ruling the ban must be blocked until its constitutionality can be determined.

Another Pitbull Attack: Look at that poor adorable dog who was attacked by a mean pitbull near Tacoma.

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Speaks Meme: Apparently LaPierre's most idiotic memorable lines, were just jacked from popular gun internet memes.

Goodwill Shoplifter Fires Gun: Under pursuit by the Port Orchard Goodwill employees, the alleged shoplifter pulled a gun and fired several gunshots, though luckily no one was hurt.

Twinkies Are Coming Back: According to the Spokesman Review, Hostess will split its brand or essentially sell the rights to make Twinkies or Wonder Bread or Devil Dogs or Sno Balls individually.