- Tensions are rising between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Meanwhile, a suicide bomber has killed six people in northwest Pakistan.
- Qaddafi's son alleges in an interview that his father's government is negotiating with France directly, which France denies.
- A high-ranking U.S. official met with Yemen's President Saleh in Saudi Arabia and urged him to step down.
- A horrendous blast at a military base in Cyprus has killed 11.
- The UN is calling for action to assist with the "worst humanitarian disaster" right now in Somalia, due to a drought.
- The debt ceiling negotiations are set to continue today, the the parties still seem far apart and despite what was once a shared vision for a grand bargain, Speaker Boehner backed off of a major deal because it would likely have included $800 billion in tax increases, despite over all savings of over $4 trillion. Paul Krugman reminds us(NYT) that much of our economic woes come in now small part from the excuses men (and women) create.
- The case for nuclear fusion research directed by the government. Did we wait for private investment to start the Manhattan Project?
- Also, America F**k Yeah! The U.S. women play in the semi-final match against France on Wednesday at 11:30am ET.