Wants to spend more time with his family? In a nearly unprecedented move, 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement today, effective at the end of the month. Assuming he makes it until February 28, Benedict will be the first pope to step aside since Gregory XII in 1415. (Now if only some of our Supreme Court justices would show the same common sense as the pontiff.)
One million dollars. That's the reward Los Angeles police are offering for information leading to the arrest of former cop/suspected cop-killer Christopher Dorner.
Mail in your ballot! Seattle school levies are on the ballot in tomorrow's special election, so unless you hate children, vote yes on both and mail in your ballot today!
You mean Mumford & Sons wasn't a popular 1970s sit-com? A lot of performers whose names I don't recognize won Grammy Awards last night. Yay for them!
Well regulated militia. Multiple people were shot at a Delaware courthouse this morning, including two women and a male security guard. The AP is reporting that the alleged shooter was killed by police after he killed his wife.
Even weller regulated militia.Three men were shot early Monday morning during a confrontation in a Tukwila apartment. None of the injuries are reportedly life threatening.
Also, PepsiCo is evil. Because Americans aren't fat and stupid enough, PepsiCo is introducing Kickstart, a Mountain Dew flavored carbonated breakfast beverage packed with caffeine, vitamins, and possibly even some real juice. Mountain Dew drinkers "didn't really see anything that fit their needs" among the current breakfast drink choices, explained a PepsiCo marketing executive.
Cause of death: Indigestion? Philippine villagers are mourning the death of Lolong, a one-ton crocodile, the largest in captivity. Before its capture, Lolong had been blamed for the death of several people.
No doubt gun rights advocates are outraged at Gabrielle Giffords for exploiting the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy: