San Juan Heats Up: Fire raged within a waterfront building in Friday Harbor yesterday morning. A spokesperson for San Juan Island Fire & Rescue said the building—which housed multiple businesses, including a restaurant that employed around 50 people—appears to be a total loss.
He Should Have (Coast) Guarded It: Earlier this week in West Seattle, all of a local man's belongings were allegedly stolen along with the U-Haul truck they were stored in. Coast Guard Member Paul Irwin was getting ready to move to St. Louis. When he woke up Tuesday, he found that the U-Haul truck he had put all of his belongings in was missing.
Philippines Ferry Update: There are 35 confirmed dead, and divers aren't making much progress in finding survivors. Authorities still hope to find more. "It is possible that there are air pockets in its compartments and there might be survivors," said a spokesperson for the Philippine Navy.
Egypt News: In continued defiance against the Egyptian government crackdown on protesters, the Anti-Coup Alliance—a group led by the Muslim Brotherhood—called for marches in Cairo on Sunday afternoon. Yesterday, protests reportedly turned violent as witness accounts say security forces and pro-Morsi protesters traded gunfire at Fateh Mosque. This all follows Friday's protests, which left at least 173 people dead.
Syrians Flood Iraqi Kurdistan: Between Thursday and Saturday, Syrians made a mass exodus—around the tune of 17,000 Syrians strong—into Iraqi Kurdistan. The United Nations said, "The factors allowing this sudden movement are not fully clear."
Bo Xilai Trial Set for Thursday: Former Chinese Communist Party chief of Chongqing, Bo Xilai—who was expelled from the party after a scandal involving the death of a British businessman, a crime which his wife went to prison for—is going on trial this week. According to state media, he faces charges of bribery, corruption, and abuse of state power.
In Other Corruption News: U.S. authorities have started investigating JPMorgan Chase & Co, and whether or not the company has hired the kids of powerful Chinese officials to help win business in China.