In Case You Missed It: Officer Ian Birk testifies during day 2 of the inquest into the shooting of John T. Williams, a federal judge upholds the constitutionality of Washington State's top-two primary, and neighbors are fighting to axe the third day of the Capitol Hill Block Party.

1/11/11: What happens on dates that seem meaningful? (Also, OMG! Baby girl born at 1:11 am on 1/11/11!)

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords: Moving both arms, given a "101 percent" chance of survival.

Before the Arizona Rampage: "The police were sent to the home where Jared L. Loughner lived with his family on more than one occasion," reports the NYT.

Ouch: MySpace lays off half its workforce.

"It's Very Serious": So says UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar about the rape allegations facing one of his players.

It's the Thought That Counts?: Shoreline man arrested on suspicion of robbery after giving his mother a stolen, bloodstained bathrobe for Christmas.

Michael Jackson's Dr. Feeldead: Ordered to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter.

Finally, happy birthday to Raekwon, the mighty Wu-Tang Clansman born on this day in 1970. Here's his glorious track, "Knowledge God," set to a tasteful photo of its creator. (Audio NSFW.)