This Week in the Mercury


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Good Morning News!

Posted by Alex Zielinski on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Behind Bars: George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, who says he was acting in self-defense against an unarmed Martin, plans on pleading not guilty.

Name Game: Kim Jong Un was declared the "first secretary of the ruling Workers' Party" yesterday (a title North Korea made up just for him). His father, the deceased Kim Jong Il was given the title "Eternal General Secretary." There goes eternal retirement.

Time Bomb: Meanwhile, North Koreans wait for top-notch weather conditions to shoot off their dreaded "covert" missile test.

Shakin': Two quakes—with 6.9 and 6.2 magnitudes—hit Mexico's Gulf of California yesterday, sending tremors through Baja California and up to Arizona. No tsunami warnings were issued.

Heavy Lifting: Ann Romney creates a Twitter account to explain that yes, she has worked a day in her life (spoiler alert: she calls it raising children).

Fox Mole Found: The associate producer of "The O'Reilly Factor" was fired yesterday after being uncovered as the mole hired by Gawker to post photos/video from inside the Fox bunker.

Muggle Book: JK Rowling is writing an adult novel (no, unfortunately not like it sounds) about an English town at war. She released the title yesterday: The Casual Vacancy. Sounds thrilling.

Wham Bam: If you're wondering why the street's closed off...A driver hit a pole, flipped his car and took off running in the wee hours of the morning on East Burnside.


This Exists: A PSA on safe sex. For seniors.


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