Talk about a dire situation. Right around the time last weekend that a four-story metal box deployed by BP to slow the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf was being deemed a failure – clogged by ice crystals – the government started considering a whole new slew of alternatives.
After 91 years, Andy Rooney has a lot of complaints. But his tirade about how he doesn’t understand what a Lady Gaga is was an instant classic. TIME.com takes a look back at Andy Rooney’s 10 grumpiest segments. (via TIME.com)
Solicitor General Elena Kagan, who was named President Obama’s latest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court is already being scrutinized by Congressional Republicans, particularly on how she might react to administration policy decisions.
“The church needs to profoundly relearn penitence, accept purification, learn forgiveness but also justice.”
— POPE BENEDICT XVI, responding to reporter questions about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, aboard the papal …
Tiger Woods’ bad week continues.
Several tornados touched down in Oklahoma today, with reports of five killed and dozens more injured.
LPGA pro Erica Blasberg was found dead of unknown causes. She was 25.
“I therefore intend to ask the Labour Party to set in train the processes needed for its own leadership election.”
— GORDON BROWN, British Prime Minister, announcing he’ll step down as leader of the Labour Party in the wake of …
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