Jessica Simpson reportedly earned $800,000 for the first photos of her baby, Maxwell Drew Johnson. The cherub was born at nearly 10 pounds on May 1 following one of the longest, most stressful celebrity bump watches of our time. And how cute is the wee one? I want to pinch her puffy little baby cheeks just about as much as I want to ask her in 16 years how she feels about appearing sleepy (possibly fussy, judging by that right arm) adorned with a headband, mouth open, eyes wide shut on the cover of a tabloid that was discussed for practically 10 minutes on the Today show this morning.
- Police confirmed 71 people, likely refugees who fled Syria, were found dead in a truck abandoned in Austria. The suspected drivers have been arrested. ›
- Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency due to the "severe threat" posed to his state by Tropical Storm Erika. ›
- President Obama marked a decade of recovery after Hurricane Katrina, citing gains, but also the immense amount of work that he said still needs to be done. ›