Today would have marked the rapper Tupac Shakur's 40 birthday. But beyond all the tributes of his music on radio and on the web, there's one story making the rounds that puts into question the events that led to his shooting death in September of 1996.
In a letter written from jail to AllHipHop.com, Dexter Isaac, who is serving a life sentence, confessed that he shot Tupac outside Quad Studio in Manhattan in 1994.
Deshon Marman, a 20-year-old University of New Mexico football player, ended up in jail because of the way he wore his pants.
Albuquerque's KRQE reports that Marman was boarding a U.S. Airways flight Wednesday at San Francisco International Airport when an airline employee asked him to pull up his pants, "because she said, they were 'below his butt and his boxer shorts were showing.'"
With Greece in political and economic turmoil, financial market participants worry what effect it will have on the rest of the world. Euro-zone countries helped fund a previous rescue package for Greece. But French and German banks are still highly exposed to potential losses in Greece.
And that has investors in the U.S. and elsewhere worried about potential fallout.
If Greece is unable to pass austerity measures and cannot secure more international aid, it will start defaulting on $165 billion worth of debt this summer.
This may not come as a surprise, but a survey released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that people who use Facebook several times a day average 9 percent more "close, core ties in their overall social network compared with other internet users."
The survey notes that the average American has just over two (2.16) friends they'd call confidants. That number is up from 1.93 in 2008.
From the country that brought us the French Paradox — healthier people who pretty much eat what they want — there's a new study that suggests olive oil may help reduce the risk of stroke in older people.
More than 7,000 people age 65 and up in took part in the French project, which looked at how much olive oil they consumed and whether they had strokes.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian eye doctor who long served as Osama bin Laden's deputy, has been officially chosen as al-Qaida's new leader. Zawahiri was already the group's operational commander and main spokesman, and he was widely expected to succeed Osama bin Laden. Some al-Qaida members have complained that Zawahiri is uninspiring and divisive as a leader, and terrorism experts say he will need to demonstrate that he can direct the terror network as skillfully as bin Laden did.
The Northern Rocky Mountain states are bracing for what could be major flooding this month. The snowpack in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah is at a record high for this time of year. As temperatures rise, that snow is melting. If it gets too hot too quickly, snow will come off the mountains faster than rivers can handle. Some have already overflowed their banks.