Official: Saddam to be executed tonight. ETA: "Saddam Hussein's execution will take place before 6:00 a.m. Saturday local time (10:00 p.m. Friday ET), Munir Haddad, a judge on the appeals court that upheld the former dictator's death sentence, told CNN." This may be where some of the Friday/Saturday confusion I'm seeing in the news is coming from.
Immense ice shelf breaks off in Canadian Arctic.
Florida doctor pleads guilty in $1 billion fraud.
Islamic forces abandon Somalia's capital.
Russian jet forced to land after threat.
Brazil transfixed by 4th anorexia death.
Woman fakes kidnapping to avoid work.
Researchers: Baking impacts Puget Sound. Includes the immortal sentence, "So far, the research has turned up no evidence that snickerdoodles are harming sea creatures..."
Shopper Rage Sends Retail Staff to Crisis Counseling.
Ex-cop, formerly "best narcotics officer in the country," plans video on how to hide drug stashes "because he believes the nation's fight against drugs is a waste of resources. Busting marijuana users fills up prisons with non-violent offenders, he said."
FoxTrot ceasing daily strips, will now only publish on Sundays.
Officer says he was demoted for Mel Gibson arrest.
Michael Jordan, wife file for divorce.
Livejournal's 404 page (refresh to change). ("CATS: You have no chance to reach your page. Make your spelling correct.")
Christmas Kraken gets a sleigh.
saturnianali8r: "Oh, for Christ's sake, it's Christmas Eve!"
Alert tabby saves family from fire.
Postal service prepares for new Potter.
"Dreamgirls" takes holiday box office by storm.
The biggest box office bombs of the year.
Spike Lee to direct James Brown biopic.
Unknown cast as Johanna in Sweeney Todd.
BBC tries to avert riots in streets, claims Tennant isn't leaving Doctor Who any time soon.
"Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce looked the parts of Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol on the set of Factory Girl in Central Park."
From mindset on JF: Debut novelist wins Bad Sex in Fiction award. " 'Because Hollingshead is a first-time writer, we wished to discourage him from further attempts,' the judges — editors of Literary Review magazine — said in a statement. 'Heavyweights like Thomas Pynchon and Will Self are beyond help at this point.' Hollingshead, 25, who received his award from rocker Courtney Love at a London ceremony, said he was delighted to become the prize's youngest winner. 'I hope to win it every year,' said Hollingshead, who receives a statuette and a bottle of champagne. This year's runner-up was Tim Willcocks' medieval action novel, The Religion, for a scene in which characters grapple passionately in a forge 'across the cold steel face of the anvil.' "