Washington post website hacked
The Washington Post said Thursday its website was hacked. A group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime claimed responsibility. Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz said that for about 30 minutes Thursday morning, readers of some Post stories were redirected to the website of the Syrian Electronic Army. The SEA has taken credit for a string of Web attacks on media targets it sees as sympathetic to Syria's rebels. The group claims to have hacked are Twitter feeds of the Associated Press, Al-Jazeera English and the BBC, among others. The Post said it has "taken defensive measures," and it doesn't think there are any other issues affecting the website.
British stunt man killed in accident
The British stunt man who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps while flying a special wingsuit. Online extreme sports broadcaster Epic TV said Thursday that Mark Sutton was killed during a gathering it organized involving 20 wingsuit pilots who were being filmed as they jumped from helicopters. Swiss police said Sutton died Wednesday when he crashed into a rocky ridge near Trient in the Valais region. They gave his age as 42.
Black first family said good for kids
Michelle Obama says having a black family in the White House "changes the bar" for every child, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender. She tells Parade magazine in an interview appearing Sunday that her husband's presidency "expands the scope of opportunity" for children because that's where change happens. Mrs. Obama, who turns 50 in January, said she's never felt more confident in herself as a woman and wants to be a "really fly" 80- or 90-year-old. As for her bangs, she says she doesn't sport them anymore because it's hard to give a speech when hair is in your face.