Tat for Tit: Young mom hires strippers for her son's 16th birthday, is arrested for hiring strippers for her son's 16th birthday.
No Discernible Motive for California Shootings: Detectives don't know what prompted 20-year-old Ali Syed, an unemployed student living at his parents' home, to go on a shooting rampage yesterday, killing three people before turning his gun on himself.
How the Sausage Is Made: Second amendment humpers will maybe agree to mandatory background checks on gun purchases (with exemptions) if state lawmakers agree to conduct the background checks themselves (instead of the feds) and eliminate plans for a gun owner database.
Neighbors Save the Day: Arlington residents donated $12,000 to help a poor Arlington widow give her deceased husband a proper burial without having to sell of all her belongings to do so.
U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule on Campaign Contributions, Again:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to federal campaign contribution limits, setting the stage for what may turn out to be the most important federal campaign finance case since the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, which struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions.
The latest case is an attack on the other main pillar of federal campaign finance regulation: limits on contributions made directly to political candidates and some political committees.
Faulty Wiring: The overheating of a lithium ion battery in a Japanese Boeing 787 that resulted in an emergency landing was caused by improper wiring, Japan's Transport Ministry announced today.
Google Glasses: The tech company is now crowd sourcing new uses for the glasses.
The Trials of Oscar Pistorius: During a bail hearing today, police testify that a witness saw lights on and heard Pistorius and his model girlfriend fighting for an hour before she was shot in the head, hip, and elbow. (Police also admitted that they found no evidence immediately inconsistent with Pistorius's account of that night.) Tomorrow, Pistorius will learn whether he'll be released on bail or if he'll remain behind bars until he stands trial for murdering Reeva Steenkamp.
Clive Davis Is a Bully: Says Kelly Clarkson, probably in song.
A New Jackpot for Science: A string of human moneybags have announced a $3 million prize for scientists researching cures for disease and other ways to extend human life.