A United Nations rights panel presented detailed evidence on Wednesday of what it said were war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both pro-government forces and rebels in Syria. Salim Idriss, the head of the opposition's Supreme Military Council, rejected the Russian initiative to place chemical weapons under international custody. Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote an article in The New York Times, warning Americans that intervention in Syria could create a "new wave of terrorism."
- D.C.-based businessman Jeffrey E. Thompson, under investigation for corruption, allegedly secretly funded get out the vote efforts for Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign.
- NASA, which is suspiciously only one letter away from NSA, is using former military surveillance drones to study tropical storms.
- American-born terrorist and amateur rapper, Omar Shafik Hammami, known as Al-Amriki, was killed in a gunfight with terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu. Al-Amriki had a falling out with the Al Qaeda affiliate.
- North and South Korea agreed to reopen a jointly-run industrial park within the North Korean border beginning next Monday.
- The conflict in the Philippines is escalating as an Al Qaeda-linked group spread its attacks to a second city.
- Television drama Breaking Bad may be ending, but AMC plans to launch a prequel focusing on the character of Saul Goodman.