Deadly Crash: An Air India flight from Dubai carrying 166 people crashed into a heavily wooded valley moments after landing at an airport in southern India this morning, killing almost everyone on board.
Restoring "Balance" to the Standards: Changes to social studies curricula introduced by conservative members of the Texas State Board of Education were approved last night after months of "ideologically driven debate."
Go-Getter: A 13-year-old American boy became the youngest climber to reach the top of Mount Everest today.
Like Father, Like Son: The Arkansas State Police have identified the pair who gunned down and killed two police officers on Thursday as virulently anti-police ranter Jerry R. Kane Jr., 45, and his son Joseph T. Kane, believed to be 16. Father and son were both killed during an exchange of fire.
Got Their 15 Minutes Alright: Slain 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones' family has filed suit against the Detroit Police Department, alleging gross negligence, in the tragic case of cops getting "carried away" performing for a reality TV crew.
No Prom, F-Bomb: Jade Beers, the 17-year-old Seattle girl accused of driving the getaway car in a series of bank robberies for the so-called "F-Bomb Bandit," will not be attending her high-school prom tonight after all.
Opinion Piece: General John Shalikashvili has written an op-ed in this morning's Washington Post asking Congress to choose a “repeal-only” option with “don’t ask, don’t tell”—letting the Pentagon set its own rules regarding gay troops.
Long Time Coming: A King County judge ruled yesterday that the University of Washington can (finally) fire assistant research professor Andrew Aprikyan over allegations of academic misconduct, bringing an end to a seven year investigation.
Lesbihonest: Actress Tammy Etheridge lets the world know what a real piece of shit ex-wife Melissa Etheridge apparently is here in this surprisingly moving poem-blog.
Roommate Trouble: A 25-year-old South Kitsap man was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle late last night after being shot several times; his 26-year-old roommate is in the Kitsap County jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.
Not Our Son: An Oregon man is discovered using the name of a 3-year-old kidnapped and killed in 1982, inciting outrage from the boy's Ohio family. The man allegedly stole the dead boy's birth certificate and has been working, bizarrely, as an investigator for the Oregon Liquor Control Board.
Who Knew She Was 40? It's Naomi Campbell's birthday today.