The United States once planned to nuke the moon, just to show the Soviet bloc that we could. Don't mess with America, we crazy.
- In an important shift in public opinion, a majority of Americans now say the government should not guarantee healthcare for all, according to Gallup.
- Syria's embattled government has found support in Latin America. You guessed it: The governments of Venezuela and Cuba.
- The owners of a dog shot to death by police while it was restrained by an animal control officer will sue the trigger-happy constabulary. A neighbor captured the incident on video.
- The sons of Frank Olson, a scientist who fell to his death after being dosed with LSD in 1953 during one of the CIA's weirder Cold War excesses, are suing the agency and accusing it of murder.
- Two winning Powerball tickets were sold for the record $579.9 million jackpot, one in Missouri and the other in Arizona. There's no IRS agent standing on my chest, so it wasn't me.
- French feminists are all a-Twitter (cuz that's where everybody sounds off these days) after former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy questioned the relevance of feminism in the modern world.
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