1. ‘HE ALWAYS SAID HE’D NEVER BE TAKEN ALIVE’
Jimmy Lee Dykes was shot to death after Alabama police stormed the underground bunker where Dykes held a 5-year-old boy hostage for six days.
2. SUPERDOME WORRIED ABOUT BLACKOUT FOR MONTHS
Officials said tests on the dome’s electrical feeders had shown “some decay and a chance of failure.”
3. WHO THE GOVERNMENT BLAMES FOR FINANCIAL CRISIS
An expected lawsuit will accuse Standard & Poor’s of giving high ratings to mortgage debt that plunged in value before the 2008 recession.
4. AUSTRALIAN SUSPECTED IN BULGARIA BUS ATTACK
U.S. officials are also expecting Bulgarian investigators to link the July attack that killed five Israelis to Hezbollah
5. AHMADINEJAD MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO CAIRO
An Iranian leader hasn’t been to Egypt in more than three decades.
6. CALIFORNIA TOUR BUS HAD SAFETY PROBLEMS BEFORE CRASH
The bus had 22 federal violations last year, including brake, tire and windshield problems.
7. PTSD A FACTOR IN DEATH OF FORMER SEAL
The Iraq veteran charged with killing a sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had received psychiatric care.
8. U.S. CALLS IRAN SPACE PROGRAM MONKEY BUSINESS
The Iranians claim to have safely sent a monkey into space and back, but the State Department is skeptical the animal survived.
9. MOB SUSPECTED IN RIGGED SOCCER MATCHES
Europol says organized crime gangs have fixed or tried to fix 680 matches around the world, including the World Cup.
10. GOVERNOR TRADES FAT JOKES WITH LETTERMAN
New Jersey’s Chris Christie started eating a doughnut when Letterman asked if he was bothered by digs about his weight.