- The Syrian civil war has sparked new levels of violence in neighboring Lebanon.
- Immigration agents are suing the federal government over a new policy that spares young immigrants from deportation, saying it is illegal and undercuts their obligations.
Travis Tygart, USADA, To Strip Lance Armstrong Of All Seven Tour de France Titles After Cyclist Drops Charges Against AgencyThe U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is expected to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him from the sport of cycling for life. The move comes after Armstrong decided to drop charges against the doping agency, which alleged that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
- The botched restoration of a Jesus fresco in Spain quickly spread over the Internet Thursday. After Spanish officials thought vandals had destroyed the artwork of Jesus wearing the crown of thrones it was later revealed that an elderly parishioner had tried to touch it up the painting. In reality, she did anything but and, honestly, it’s not that big of a deal.
- Fox News revealed the name of a SEAL Team 6 member who had written a book about the killing of Osama bin Laden. "No Easy Day" was written under the pseudonym Mark Owen to protect the retired SEAL and his family.
- The International Business Times had the chance to ask Miloš Karadagli? about the rebirth of classical guitar music, the current state of the music industry, and how his background shaped his work.
- On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Apple is expected to debut the new iPhone, unofficially dubbed iPhone 5, as well as a brand-new tablet to its iPad line, the iPad Mini. We may even see a new iPod Nano, and a new 13" inch Retina MacBook Pro. However, it is highly unlikely these products will be released together. In fact, we believe Apple's release date for the iPhone 5 could be a full month before the iPad Mini launch. Will Apple Release The iPhone 5 A Full Month Before The iPad Mini?
- The Egyptian government Wednesday sought a $4.8-billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help boost the country's economy struggling to recover from a political turmoil since last year's uprising that led to the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.
- Chinese women are going to great lengths to prevent their faces from getting sunburned by donning a "face-kini," a ski mask-type garment that covers their entire mug with openings for their eyes, noses and mouths.
- We're less than a month away from the alleged unveiling date for the iPhone 5, and Apple fans can't wait to get their hands on the company's latest model, which promises a new exterior design and hundreds of new features inside. While selling an old smartphone or iPhone before the next one releases has a few benefits, by and large, most users should wait to sell their old iPhones to buy an iPhone 5. We explain five reasons to wait it out.
- There's a burgeoning crop of studies that suggest minority groups have higher rates of disordered sleep than Caucasians.
- Barry Diller's IAC/Interactivecorp reportedly has offered more than $300 million to buy information website About.com from the New York Times Co., in a move to expand IAC's Ask.com division.
- Janice Min, the entertainment editor credited with helping Us Weekly "feed a hunger for celebrity," is outraged by the scrutiny of post-pregnancy female bodies. There's one-very big -- problem with that.
- Controversial film directors Michael Moore and Oliver Stone joined forces to pen an op-ed Monday in The New York Times in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's effort to seek political asylum in Ecuador.
- ABC has announced that it is matching "Jimmy Kimmel Live" up against NBC's Jay Leno and CBS's David Letterman. Kimmel will jump to the big stage, moving to 11:35 p.m. where he will be smack in the middle of the late-night lineup.
- The floundering cable network has been in desperate need of a game changer to shake things up, and Zakaria's post-scandal return will offer a welcome change from the din of news pundits harping on the gaffe-of-the-week from the presidential campaign trail.
- NBC has won a bidding war for a new single-camera series starring Michael J. Fox. The series is based on Fox's own life.
- In case you needed any more confirmation that Apple's next iPhone is coming in September, German carrier Mobilcom Debitel has added fuel to the iPhone 5 fire. The company is now featuring a page on their site with a red veil covering what appears to be an iPhone, hinting at its September release date.
- David Sacks took to Facebook over the weekend to air his grievances about the state of the revered San Franciso Bay Area long assumed to be the centerpiece for innovation within the tech industry, giving a gloomy prediction of the tech industry's future shortly after selling his own company to Microsoft.
Israeli Teens Held For 'Lynching' Of Palestinian Youths; Police Say People Watched Without InterveningSeven Israeli teenagers were in the custody of Jerusalem police Monday in connection with the recent assault on Palestinian youths at West Jerusalem's Zion square which the Israeli authorities described as "lynching."