Seized: An Irish-owned vessel carrying a small group of pro-Palestinian activists was taken over by Israeli forces off the coast of Gaza early this morning.

Out: Joseph Aqui, the first person to be released from Washington's Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island in 1997, could be released from state supervision as early as next week. Aqui spent nearly 20 years in prison for a series of rapes, assaults and burglaries he committed.

Too Out: The director of Christian Newswire says that Ellen DeGeneres's lesbian activism is to blame for declining ratings on American Idol

Old: President Obama picked Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr. as director of national intelligence, despite mixed reactions to this choice.

Dead: The Washington State Patrol says one person was killed and two others critically injured Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle collision east of Sedro-Woolley.

Bee: Anamika Veeramani, 14 years old and from North Royalton, Ohio, spelled "stromuhr" to win the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee last night. It's a medical instrument.

Worst, Ever: President Barack Obama abruptly scrapped a trip to Indonesia and Australia for the second time this year, as he grapples with the worst oil spill in our nation's history.

Burn #1: Snooki tells Rob Pattinson to get a tan.

Burn #2: Hundreds walked out of Whitney Houston's concert in Denmark midway through, complaining about her poor performance and faltering voice. One critic in attendance wrote, "She looked and sounded like a person who doesn't have many years left to live."

Caught: A soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord was charged Friday with murdering three Afghan civilians.

Mark the Date: Today is Marky Mark's birthday.