The Yosemite Fire Is Breaking Records: It's 23% contained, but it will soon become the sixth-largest fire California has ever had. It has burned over 187,400 acres and over 4,000 firefighters are working to stop it.
The NYPD Designates Mosques as Terrorist Organizations: America!
The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there is a potential subject of an investigation and fair game for surveillance.
Uh Oh: Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has raised the level of severity of the radioactive water leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to level three.
WHAT THE FUCK? PART TWO: "A Washington man alleged to have recorded the rape of an 8-year-old girl at an elementary school before posting the video on the Internet now faces federal child pornography charges."
Bank Fraud Headed to Trial: The lawsuit accusing Bank of American of fraud for billions of dollars of "toxic mortgage loans" to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is headed to trial next month after a judge rejected the bank's plea to dismiss the case.
Neat!: A deep-sea worm, which hasn't been seen for nearly 140 years, has been spotted again.