Violence Erupts on Election Day in Kenya

At least 15 people have been killed after violence erupted in Kenya during the presidential elections.

The incredibly tight race between Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Raila Odinga is the first since 2007, which also saw a harrowing amount of violence, with over 1000 people killed:

One of the attacks on Monday took place on the outskirts of Mombasa and another in Kilifi about 50 km (80 miles) to the north. Police blamed a separatist movement, the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), which wanted the national vote scrapped and a referendum on secession instead.

‘Smoking Gun’ Email Revealed in Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

A potentially damning email will serve as the core of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother and his children.

A judge recently unveiled text of an email from the CEO of AEG Live, the concert promotion company behind Jackson’s This is It tour that was scheduled to begin in the summer of 2009.

A portion of the message released implies that Dr. Conrad Murray – who was Jackson’s doctor and is serving a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter – was pressured into getting Michael Jackson to rehearse in spite of concerns regarding the singer’s health:

Police Working to Confirm if Body Found in Charred Cabin is Christopher Dorner

UPDATE:

A chaotic, surreal standoff at a cabin in the mountains of Big Bear, CA may have brought an end to the nearly two week-long manhunt for ex LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

Dorner had fled from a truck after being spotted by Wardens of the California Fish and Wildlife and barricaded himself inside of a cabin.

The FBI were able to bust out all of the cabin’s windows, and threw smoke devices inside, allegedly causing it to catch fire.

However, it has not yet been confirmed that Christopher Dorner is dead.

From CNN:

The intense fire burned for hours as authorities waited at a distance.

Despite the enormity of the blaze, authorities were hesitant to officially say they had stopped Dorner.

“No body has been pulled out,” LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said at a news conference Tuesday night. “No reports of a body being ID’d are true.”

Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the lead agency in the case — the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department — echoed the words, saying at a separate news conference that authorities believe whoever was in the cabin never left.

“They believe that there is a body in there, but it is not safe to go inside,” she told reporters.

Read more at CNN.com

According to CNN, a body has since been recovered, but it will take days to identify the remains.

 

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Christopher Dorner is currently in a gun battle with authorities in the mountains of Big Bear, California.

Dorner reportedly invaded a home and tied up the couple inside. Police somehow found their way to him, cornered him, and a shootout ensued.

We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.

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19 Year-Old Sloane Stephens Scores Major Upset Over Serena Williams

19 year-old American tennis player Sloane Stephens shocked the world, defeating superstar competitor Serena Williams in the Australian Open Quarterfinals.

Though Stephens is only the 29th seed (while Serena was 3rd), many believe Stephens is the future of the game. She will face top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.

Williams was only two victories away from the so-called “Serena Slam” – holding all four major titles at once.