- A Russian rocket bound for the International Space Station failed to reach orbit and crashed back to earth. With the end of the U.S. space shuttle program these sorts of re-supplies are critical, though the astronauts are in no immediate danger of running out of food.
- An update from Libya(NYT) where a $2 million dinar bounty has been placed on Qaddafi's head, yet the BBC wonders where is Qaddafi? The journalist that had been trapped by Qaddafir loyalist in a hotel in Tripoli have been freed. Chavez has been listening to too much Tammy Wynette lately.
- All aboard the Kim Jong Il express and with Qaddafi effectively deposed who is the longest serving world leader? A gaggle of rogues.
- CIA and NYPD join forces to track Muslim communities in New Jersey, jurisdiction and civil liberties potentially be damned.
- After the quake, inspectors continue to look for any damage, though thankfully none has been found. Joshua Keating on how events like this can become an even bigger deal because a lot of journalists live in DC. Course the East Coast (and your editors in DC) survived the earthquake only to gear up for Hurricane Irene which is set to at least glance the nation's capitol. It may do far worse to the eastern seaboard.
- Gov. Rick Perry is in the lead.