- At least 232 people are dead after an explosion at a mine in Soma, 280 miles west of the Turkish capital Ankara.
- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has said that the U.S. should send special forces to Nigeria, regardless of Nigerian permission to do so, to rescue the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram if their location is known.
- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that he would find a potential GOP 2016 presidential nomination race that included both him and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush "stressful."
- Tea Party groups are celebrating Ben Sasse's nomination in the Nebraska Republican Senate primary and Alex Mooney's nomination for West Virginia's 2nd district.
- A South African court has ordered Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic runner on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, to undergo a mental examination.
- The European Union Court of Justice has backed the "right to be forgotten," in a case brought against Google by a Spanish man who wasn't happy about an auction notice related to his repossessed home showing up in search results.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.
"Controlled choice" is supposed to fix inequality in New York public schools. It might make everything worse.
The U.S. incarcerates people for petty crimes at an alarming rate.