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Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall stabbed; wife arrested

By: Andrew Krammer

Miami Dolphins star receiver Brandon Marshall was stabbed in the abdomen Friday evening with a kitchen knife, CNN reported.

Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Times reported. Nogami-Marshall, the wife of the star wide-out, alledgedly stabbed Marshall in their Southwest Ranches, Florida, home.

Marshall's injuries are nonlife-threatening and his wife was released Saturday from the county's jail in Fort Lauderdale after posting a $7,500 bond.

Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans

By: Andrew Krammer

Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans' French Quarter Friday night on several charges, CNN reported.

The Oscar-winning actor is accused of being drunk in public and arguing with his wife in the street, CBS reported. The couple was arguing in front of a home that Cage insisted they were renting. When his wife said it wasn't theirs, Cage then grabbed her arm, police said.

Police said Cage started hitting vehicles and tried to get into a taxi, but they ordered him out of the cab. There were no visible signs of injury to his wife, according to police.

Northern Ireland police defuse "huge" bomb

By: Andrew Krammer

Police in Northern Ireland defused a bomb containing 500 pounds of homemade explosives on Saturday, CNN reported.

The bomb is said to have been built by dissident Republicans who were trying to cause 'huge devastation' in a nearby town, ABC reported. It was found under a bridge south of Newry after authorities were alerted by two warning calls on Friday.

It was around the same size as one that 'dissident Republicans' used to kill 29 people in Omagh in 1998.

Suicide bombing in Pakistan kills at least 4

By: Andrew Krammer

Suicide bombers killed 41 people and injured at more than 100 others at a Sufi shrine in central Pakistan on Sunday, CNN reported.

The bomber detonated the explosives at the entrance of the Sakhi Sarkar shrine in the Punjab province, BBC reported. A second would-be bomber was arrested at the shrine before he could blow himself up.

A Taliban fighter claimed the attacks as the third on Sufi shrines this year, according to BBC.

A deadly Egyptian cobra goes missing from the Bronx Zoo

By: Andrew Krammer

A deadly Egyptian cobra went missing from the Bronx Zoo in New York, CNN reported.

The Reptile House has since been closed when the workers were alerted that the snake was missing on Saturday afternoon.

Staff said they're confident the snake is contained in a non-public, isolated area of the reptile house, Fox reported.

This type of Egyptian cobra's venom is so deadly that it can kill a full-grown elephant in three hours, or a human in 15 minutes, CNN reported.

14 passengers dead after NY tour bus crashes

By: Andrew Krammer

At least 14 passengers died early Saturday after a tour bus crashed in the Bronx on Interstate 95, CNN reported.

There were 31 passengers on the bus, eight of those were taken to area hospitals for treatment of severe injuries. The bus driver, Ophadel E. Williams, 40, of Brooklyn was also taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is unknown, but ABC reported that it is possible Williams may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

By: Andrew Krammer

An Ohio priest is leaving his church and going to rehab after his drunken, profanity-filled sermon inside of a jail cell ended up on YouTube, CNN reported.

Rev. Ignatius J. Kury, 35, was caught driving drunk last Sunday after he drove his car off of the road, NY Daily News reported. Kury was a pastor at Holy Ghost Ukranian Catholic Church in Akron and plans to enter a clerical rehabilitation center in Maryland next week.

Kury's tirade hit on topics ranging from Sarah Palin and Oprah Winfrey to Libya and patriotism, police said.

"He's an extremely intoxicated priest. I don't think being a priest saves you from the affects of alcohol," Kury's lawyer, Walter Benson said.

Boeing gets contract worth $35 billion from Air Force

By: Andrew Krammer

Boeing has received a deal from the Air Force to build 179 aerial refueling tankers, CNN reported. These tankers allow the military to refuel aircraft in mid flight, which extends the range smaller craft can travel.

This contract will create tens of thousands of jobs in the states of Washington and Kansas, where the bulk of the work will be done, MSNBC reported. The only competition for the contract came from the North American unit of EADS, which owns Airbus.

"(This contract) represents a long overdue start to a much-needed program," Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said.

The fleet being replaced is from the Eisenhower era, with delivery dates ranging from 1950 to 1965.

Analysis: Spot and Follow

By: Andrew Krammer

In my waiting till Sunday to look at which Analysis needed completion, I'll be analyzing Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's story and its progression.

In the progression of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's story, the reporter updates the information, but does not change the individual fact blocks that much. The reporter simply adds new fact blocks and arranges them as needed.

The main difference noted in the information from the original to the update, is that immediatley Giffords was reported as dead when that was not verified properly. As the updates came in, the information that she was dead was given with a citation of where it came from.

Other details became more clear as time went on, specifically where she was shot, who else died and her medical status.

By: Andrew Krammer

A 2011 Kia Optima, silver with tinted windows, was parked under the hoop in the Staples Center on Saturday afternoon. That was the scene moments before Blake Griffin won the NBA's midseason dunk contest, SI reported.

Griffin won with a dunk over the hood of the Optima, as a gospel choir sang at midcourt, ESPN reported. This unorthodox performance was almost unfinished as Griffin struggled on his first few dunks and competitors like JaVale McGee impressed judges by dunking into two baskets at once. Other highlights included a Serge Ibaka dunk, that happened only after he snatched a stuffed animal from the basket with his teeth.

Even with stiff competition, Griffin's jump over a car and dunking an ally-op thrown from the sunroof proved to be too much.

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