July 8, 2011

A grizzly bear mauled and killed a man at Yellowstone National Park this week—the park's first fatal mauling in 25 years. The bear later apologized, saying he'd mistaken the hiker for a juror in the Casey Anthony trial.

ABC News has hired former child abductee Elizabeth Smart as a special contributor for its missing persons coverage. Although rumor has it CBS is looking to steal her away.

On Thursday, the New York Democratic Party revealed its candidate for September's special election to replace disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner. Party leaders were confident, saying they truly believe they've found a winner in two-term state assemblyman Edward Babypenis.

In the face of intense public outrage, News Corporation announced yesterday it will be shutting down famed British tabloid News of the World after revelations that the paper's reporters hacked into the voicemail of a 13-year-old murder victim. It's just so shocking to know that somewhere in this world—and in a developed, first-world country at that—there are people who still think it's appropriate to be reading a newspaper.

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