Pakistan on Our Side: Pakistan denies allegation by top U.S. commander that its top spy agency aided an attack on Kabul's U.S. Embassy.
Other Denials of the Day: Hilton Worldwide denies selling $16 muffins to attendees at a Justice Department conference. Fruit and coffee were included!
Because Where Else Could You Store a Whale?: NOAA wants to designate the Bermuda Triangle as a humpback whale sanctuary. Let's hope they don't zap into another dimension/become abducted by aliens/return to Atlantis.
For Funsies: Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. Again.
Flipping the Switch: Bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra declines to testify at US congressional hearing. Participating lawmakers slightly bummed, but the trial goes on.
BEST GOOGLE DOODLE YET: Check out today's Google homepage, honoring Jim Henson's 75th birthday.
On That Note: A trailer for the Sundance standout, Being Elmo.
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