It's been two days since a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck coastal Ecuador. The Saturday quake killed more than 270, and the country's President said the number will surely rise
. People are clawing through rubble with their bare hands looking for trapped family members in the debris. Others are sleeping in the streets, terrified to go back into their homes.
Brazil's on the world stage -- but for all the wrong reasons. The Summer Olympics were supposed to showcase the country as a rising power. Instead, the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff
exposes a country in crisis. Rousseff's case now heads to the Senate. If the impeachment motion carries there, she'll have to step down 180 days to defend herself in an impeachment trial. Just in time for the Games. Talk about terrible timing!
3. Jack McCollough
Three years ago, CNN's Ann O'Neill's digital series "Taken"
raised questions about whether Jack McCollough's trial in the death of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph was unfairly one-sided. Well, McCollough is now free. A judge has thrown out his conviction. It's always heartening when journalism makes a difference. The whole case is worth a read
4. Campaign 2016
Here's what happened over the weekend:
-- Uncle Bernie's supporters made it rain
on the Hillz' motorcade. -- Clinton busted a move
at a rally-turned block party.
-- Oh, a North Korean official called a Trump idea "absurd and illogical."
Pot, meet kettle.
If Congress passes a bill letting families of 9/11 victims sue foreign governments, Saudi Arabia says it'll sell off billions in U.S. assets
. The kingdom's never been formally implicated in the attacks. But 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. And the so-called 20th has accused members of the royal family of supporting al Qaeda. So you can imagine why Saudi Arabia is NOT happy.
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Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Amber Heard and hubby Capt. Jack Sparrow apologize
for smuggling dogs into Australia. But why does it look like a North Korean propaganda video?
Cum on feel the noize
If you live in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest, get ready for some noisy evenings: the cicadas are coming
We have a winner, we think
Why you can't trust the Internet with important things: "Boaty McBoatface"
wins online poll as name of new $300 million polar research ship.
Whole Lotta Rosie
So you're going to be fronting AC/DC now, Axl?
Break a leg. Oh wait, you already have
Coach or ninja?
A young gymnast is headed for the mat face-first at a competition in Canada, until her coach saves her with a boss move
Number of the day
That's how much the Obamas made last year
. That's actually low. The First Family's income's steadily declined because his books aren't selling like they used to.
AND FINALLY ...
This is gonna be yuuuge
We try to keep "And Finally..." a politics-free zone, but who can resist little kids during their best Donald Trump impressions?