San Francisco Transit Strike Strands Nearly Half A Million Commuters
Workers for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) started a strike at 3 a.m. Monday morning, after union leaders walked out of a pay negotiation hours before workers' contracts expired. The San Francisco-area transit system serves around 400,000 daily riders.
15 Things You Need To Know About The Blind Chinese Activist Who Became An International Incident
This is the remarkable story of Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights dissident who has sparked a diplomatic crisis between China and the United States. It's a bizarre and terrifying story that involves everything from daring escapes to Batman.
AMC Picks Up "Breaking Bad" For 2 More Seasons, 16 Episodes
After a few weeks of tough negotiations, AMC struck a deal with "Breaking Bad" producer Sony Pictures TV for a 16-episode renewal of the Emmy-winning television drama. Production on the meth-fueled episodes, likely to be split into two final seasons, will begin in early 2012. (via.)
President Obama Vs. Eric Cantor
Here's the widely reported rhetorical smackdown that President Obama delivered to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor during yesterday's debt ceiling negotiations, conveniently presented in words and pictures. All of Obama's remarks are quotes provided by multiple sources who attended the meeting, including Cantor himself. All of Cantor's remarks are admittedly simplified paraphrases based on the same sources.