Two Journalists Die in Syria: "The veteran Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin and the French photographer Remi Ochlik have been killed in the Syrian city of Homs after an artillery shell hit the house in which they were staying." Also killed were three Syrian activists, including a videoblogger. Two other foreign reporters and seven activists were wounded.
From Colvin's editor's statement:
"Nothing seemed to deter her. But she was much more than a war reporter. She was a woman with a tremendous joie de vivre, full of humour and mischief and surrounded by a large circle of friends, all of whom feared the consequences of her bravery."
Remember That "Oops, We Burned Some Korans" Business? It's not going away. "At least six people have been killed and dozens injured in Afghanistan after protests [over the incident] spread... US officials apologised on Tuesday after Korans were "inadvertently" put in an incinerator at Bagram airbase. Officials at Bagram reportedly believed Taliban prisoners were using the books to pass messages to each other."
Shandy "Mexican Piss" Cobane: Earning hella overtime. He "was allowed to increase his overtime hours by 37% last year, helping make up most of the pay he lost to a suspension... Cobane earned 167 hours of overtime in 2011, despite being suspended for 30 days without pay. In 2010, Cobane turned in 121.5 hours of overtime for the full calendar year."