- Legendary musician Joe Cocker is dead at 70.
- As police union officials try to paint him with blame for the shooting of two officers because of his (rather mild) criticism of some police tactics, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged people to "put aside political debates, put aside protests."
- America's troops increasingly identify as libertarians (and they aren't so fond of the president).
- Former Vice President Dick Cheney should be prosecuted for torture, says The New York Times. Why stop there?
- Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the headline-lovingest sheriff in these here United States, is getting a skeptical courtroom reception for his lawsuit challenging the president's immigration executive action.
- Just days after accusations that North Korea's totalitarian government is responsible for hacking Sony's networks, the country lost Internet access. Quick, somebody plug in the dial-up modem!
- Arizona plans to change the drug cocktail used in executions after the gruesome two-hour death of Joseph Rudolph Wood.
- That gurgling you hear is the Russian ruble going down the drain.