An unexploded bomb from World War II was found near Berlin’s main train station, causing thousands of commuters to be delayed as experts decide whether to detonate or remove it. The bomb — at 220 pounds — is not the biggest the Allies had; however, it has the potential to cause serious damage. Experts believe there may be thousands of unexploded bombs in Germany. In 2010, three people died when one suddenly detonated.(via The New York Times) Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach After Video Goes Public, http://rtvote.com/10xiKFk
Rutgers fired Mike Rice, the coach of its men’s basketball team, on Wednesday, a day after a video surfaced showing him berating his players during practices, throwing balls at them, kicking them and taunting them with slurs. Rice’s termination comes nearly four months after the university’s athletic director, Tim Pernetti, suspended him for three games and fined him $50,000, with little elaboration. On Wednesday, Pernetti called that decision a mistake and said that he would “work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.”
North Korea blocks South workers from Kaesong zone, http://rtvote.com/14ECooy
On Wednesday, North Korea shut down Kaesong, a border crossing and shared industrial zone with South Korea, for the first time since 2009. Kaesong is the last, in use border crossing between North and South Korea. It holds 120 factories that employ more than 50,000 North Koreans. Also on Wednesday, South Korean Foreign Ministory Yun Byung-se appeared alongside Secretary of State John Kerry promising to defend the U.S. from North Korea’s threats.
SC’S EX-GOV. SANFORD CLEARS HURDLE IN COMEBACK BID, http://rtvote.com/14EGLzP
Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford won the GOP nomination for the state’s House seat on Tuesday. Sanford held the seat in the nineties before becoming governor, a post from which he resigned after confessing to an extramarital affair. He will now run against Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert, who is comedian Stephen Colbert’s sister. In regards to the scandal from his affair, Sanford said, “I think tonight’s verdict will say a lot as to where people are or are not on that. I suppose at some level, I will never completely move beyond that.” Tuesday night, Sanford made his first public appearance with his former mistress turned fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur.
Evan Ebel violated parole rule days before murderous crime spree, http://rtvote.com/10vL6Ak
According to documents released Tuesday, Evan Ebel, the man suspected of killing Colorado prison chief Tom Clements, Clements’ wife, and pizza delivery man Nathan Leon, had violated his parole and removed his ankle monitor days before the murders. The Department of Corrections did not notice the removal for five days. Ebel was eventually killed in Texas in a shoot out with police. On Monday, a district court apologized for the clerical error that allowed Ebel to be released from prison four years too early.
A key provision that mandates increased penalties for straw purchase of guns may be removed from the Senate’s gun control bill. A straw purchase of a gun involves someone purchasing a gun for a person who is unwilling or unable to purchase it themselves. The provision passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee, but is now facing fierce opposition from the National Rifle Assocation. The NRA is arguing that the penalties should only apply if investigators can prove that the straw purchaser carried out the transaction with criminal intent. Meanwhile, former Republican congressman Asa Hutchinson unveiled the NRA’s school safety plan on Wednesday. The plan calls for armed educators, administrators, and security officials in every school.
Roger Ebert to temporarily slow output as he fights cancer, http://rtvote.com/10xjvhI
Kendra Wilkinson quits ‘Splash’ after attempting her dive, http://rtvote.com/10vS9ZD
Clark Gable’s son arrested, http://rtvote.com/10vSjjK