Posted by news intern Al Jacobs
Locked Up Abroad: Swedish diplomats are on the hook to help free a Lynnwood man arrested in North Korea for leading tours of the pathologically ass-backward country.
Soot: The EPA announced it wants to regulate soot, the result of which might reduce premature respiratory deaths.
March Like an Egyptian: Protesters flooded the streets before the country votes on a new constitution.
Hugo Chavez is recovering "satisfactorily" after his cancer surgery in Cuba.
Syria Going HAM: NATO alleges that Syrian Scud missiles hit close to Turkey. Meanwhile, soon-to-be-former Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has a raging civil war on his hands.
Cleared: A Joint Base Lewis-McChord pilot was found not guilty in the 2011 death of a paratrooper.
Hanukkah Resignation: Israeli Foreign Minister resigns amid "breach of trust" charges stemming from alleged money laundering.
Mmmm, Beer: Craft brewers battling a beer monopoly want the US Department of Justice to take a look.
Lest we forget the superlative fucked-up-ness of the Connecticut elementary school massacre.
A former school board official in Newtown called into question earlier reports that Nancy Lanza had been connected to Sandy Hook Elementary School, possibly as part of the teaching staff.
“No one has heard of her,” said Lillian Bittman, who served on the local school board until 2011. “Teachers don’t know her.”
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