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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Woman Sets Mother Afire, Michelle Obama Goes Vogue, and Troopergate Forces Alaska AG to Resign

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   China has agreed to build a rail system linking the holy city of Mecca with Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah, major Islamic pilgrim destinations in Saudi Arabia. It is anticipated to be up … Read More

By / February 11, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

 

  • China has agreed to build a rail system linking the holy city of Mecca with Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah, major Islamic pilgrim destinations in Saudi Arabia. It is anticipated to be up and running by the 2010 Hajj.
  • A Georgia woman set her mother on fire, according to police officials. The woman died of complications related to the second- and third-degree burns she suffered. Her daughter, who has a record of domestic abuse, has been booked on aggravated assault charges.
  • Michelle Obama will be appearing on the March cover of Vogue magazine as the "The First Lady the World’s Been Waiting For." She is the second First Lady to appear on the cover of Vogue; the last was Hillary Clinton in 1998.
  • The Attorney General of Alaska has resigned, citing the "best interests of the state." This comes not long after he defended former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in what’s been called the "Troopergate" scandal.
  • China has censored coverage of a major fire at state television headquarters, causing uproar among the public. 
  • Advertisers are backing away from Chris Brown after felony domestic abuse charges were filed. Rumor has it his girlfriend, Rihanna, was the victim of the battery.