An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot decided to take the famous theme of "out of Africa" to the next level by locking his colleague out of the cockpit, hijacking the Rome-bound Boeing 767-300, and landing it in Geneva, Switzerland, where he wants asylum. (Vancouver Sun)

The word on the street is that Boeing, a company that is based in Chicago, has decided to build the great wings of its 777X jets in Everett, a city that's north of Seattle. (Seattle Times)

According Prof Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, this is what happened when the State of Missouri repealed its permit-to-purchase handgun law in 2007: "[T]here was an immediate upward trajectory to the homicide rates in Missouri, [and this] upward trajectory did not happen with homicides that did not involve guns; it did not occur to any neighboring state; the national trend was doing the opposite – it was trending downward; and it was not specific to one or two localities – it was, for the most part, state-wide." (BBC News)

A newspaper in Pennsylvanian claims that a 19-year-old woman, Miranda Barbour, who is accused of luring with her husband, Elytte Barbour, a man, Troy LaFerrara, through Craigslist for a thrill killing, has apparently confessed not only to killing more humans ("after 22 I stopped counting") than you can ever imagine but to being an Alaska-raised satanist. (CNN)

What capitalism says today is that it wants more growth in Japan! (BBC)

Obama has told Uganda, one of the poorest countries in the world, that its anti-gay legislation nonsense will make it even harder for him to find ways to make life for black Africans a little easier. (Al Jazeera)

A white man is found guilty of attempting to murder a number of black males in a car but not guilty of murdering the one person in that car the bullets from his gun did actually kill. (ABC News)

No God there, no gates in the sky made of pearls, no anything, no life, no nothing but nothing is what exactly happened after the snake-handling pastor, James Coot, was killed by a snakebite. (NPR)

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