Protesters broke in to the Saudi Arabian and Qatar embassies in Damascus after the Arab League voted to suspend Syria's membership. Eighteen member states of the Arab League chaired by Qatar voted Saturday to suspend Syria from its meetings and impose sanctions in response to the Syrian government's crackdown on anti-regime protesters, killing more than 3,500 people since March.
A site in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip was targeted by an overnight Israeli air strike. Israel said the attack was in response to an earlier Palestinian rocket attack. No injuries were reported.
Organizers are bringing attention to the plight of homeowner Tawanna Rorey, who said a quick canvass of her neighborhood shows at least seven of the 23 nearby houses are under the threat of foreclosure. The Occupy Atlanta movement began 30 days ago after similar protests in New York and Oakland.
For some, the path to success is paved with hard work and a college degree. But for others, that work and talent gives them the opportunity to skip their degree and move on to their successful pursuits. These are some of the most well-known, and surprising, examples of the latter.
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight young men, including assaulting at least one on campus property, he allegedly targeted boys from 1994 to 2009, a grand jury report has said.
Just like the rest of us, celebrities caught skirting the law are also caught in some embarrassing, disheveled photographs. Here are some of the most notorious and shocking (seriously, who knew Tim Allen tried to sell cocaine to an undercover cop?) celebrity mugshots around.
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