May Day: Ended with 17 arrests, 8 injured police officers, several damaged storefronts, some upsetting pictures, and an irritated Mike McGinn. Our wrap-up is here.
Caulrophobia: That's the scientific term for a fear of clowns. If you have caulropobia, then the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army made your May Day afternoon rather terrifying. If you don't, then yesterday's earlier immigration reform and workers' rights marches went relatively smoothly.
260,000: That's how many people died in the Horn of Africa during the 2010-2012 famine. At least half of them were children, according to a UN report.
SARS and Bird Flu: Have returned! A SARS-like virus is making its way through Saudi Arabia, killing five so far, and H7N9 bird flu has killed 24 in China and infected many more.
UW Climate Scientist Solves Crisis: Finally, scientists are addressing the issues that actually matter. Dale Durran, a UW professor of Atmospheric Sciences, solved the age-old scourge that is the inevitable warming of your beer when drinking outside in the summer. His solution? Use a beer koozie.
Not Eligible: If you are one of many New Yorkers who live in a co-op, a type of housing that has flourished in New York City, then you will not be eligible for any federal aid in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. That includes the heavily damaged 7-story, 140-unit building mentioned in this article from the New York Times.
All Right, Kim Jong-Un, Now It's Personal: North Korea sentenced Kenneth Bae, a man from Lynnwood, Washington, to 15 years of hard labor for some unspecified crimes against the state.
David Patreaus Returns to the Front Lines: Of academia.
Three More Face Charges Following the Boston Bombings: They've been accused of covering the Boston bomber's tracks by helping them dispose of evidence, including a laptop and a backpack full of fireworks.