Your daily news briefing, with a look at the top news of the past week.

News of the week


Here are the top news stories from the past week:


- Not long after Libya officials confirmed the death of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi, details began to emerge about how he was caught. NATO forces had a hand in the victory, disabling Gadhafi’s fleeing caravan. Rebels then found Gadhafi hiding in a sewer pipe and took him into town, where he met his end.


- "It's a tragedy for these particular animals, for no fault of their own they've been shot, and I can see how difficult that decision was for the police." - Will Travers, CEO of Born Free USA, an animal welfare and conservation group, talking about the wild animals that were shot in Zanesville, Ohio, after their owner set them free and killed himself. The reaction to the animal deaths has been one of horror but also that police acted appropriately.


- Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream Schweddy Balls – inspired by the 1998 “Saturday Night Live” sketch starring Alec Baldwin – is taking heat from mom groups and others, and many grocery stores are refusing to stock the flavor. "The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket," says a statement on the One Million Moms website.


- The Republican debate Tuesday night saw tensions rise to a new level, as Mitt Romney and Rick Perry really got into it. Here’s what their strategists had to say after the debate: “He’s extremely thin-skinned. He got very rattled, and I think that’s something we hadn’t seen before.” - Chief Perry strategist Dave Carney, talking about Romney. “People are looking for a lot of qualities in the next president, and someone who responds to losing debates with anger is not a quality that they particularly like. It’s like in a football game, when somebody’s losing and they start shoving.” – Chief Romney strategist Stuart Stevens, talking about Perry.


- "Divorcing wife. Thanks iPhone 4s and Find My Friends. I got my wife a new 4s and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I've had suspicions about her meeting this guy who live uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.” – A user on MacRumors.com, talking about a new app on the iOS 5 operating system that he said he used to catch his wife cheating. The user's story hasn't been confirmed at this point.


- To make up for last week's BlackBerry outages, Research in Motion is offering affected customers $100 in free apps and a month of free tech support. Also, reports have started to surface that car accidents declined at least 20 percent in Dubai and Abu Dhabi during - some say, because of - the outage that ceased drivers' ability to text.


Video of the week


A streaker disrupted a football game, and then a brawl broke out. Watch below.



 


GateHouse News Service