The Washington Post

Google +1; Bank of America settles; Pope tweets

(Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)

WORLD: Kabul attack kills at least 9

In an attack reminiscent of the November, 2009 Mumbai hotel attacks, six terrorists descended on the Hotel Inter-Continental in Kabul around midnight Wednesday. Above, soliders can be seen leaving after the conflict.The Post’s Pamela Constable writes: “Kamel Khan, 32, a businessman, was chatting with two friends on the poolside terrace of the hilltop Intercontinental Hotel Tuesday night when he heard a burst of gunfire and looked up. A man carrying a machine gun, with an ammunition belt across his chest and a knapsack on his back, was standing a few feet away.”

BUSINESS: Bank of America settles claims of $8.5 billion

After investors claimed Bank of America sold bonds on mortgages that should have been foreclosed on, the bank has agreed to payout $8.5 billion. The investors originally sought $47 billion, but the original principal balance topped the scales at $424 billion.

FASHION: Feather hairstyle irks fishermen

No, the anglers do not dislike the new hairstyle for satorial reasons. Rather, the latest hair craze — stitching feathers into hair to stay for a few months at a time — has fashionistas snapping up the same feathers used in fly fishing.

TECH: Google +1 a promising social network?

The new invite-only rollout of Google’s latest attempt to battle Facebook, Google +1 is getting positive reviews from the inital users. TechCrunch reports: “Google+ actually may remind me more of FriendFeed than anything else. But instead of being the ghost town that FriendFeed became after its acquisition by Facebook, Google+ feels like an frontier town that could erupt with growth if gold is found.”

TECH: Pope sends his first tweet

There’s something in­cred­ibly sweet about this video where the Pope learns about the iPad and sends a tweet out to the world.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Making family dinnertime happen
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
New limbs for Pakistani soldiers
Play Videos
A veteran finds healing on a dog sled
Learn to make this twice-baked cookie
How to prevent 'e-barrassment'
Play Videos
Syrian refugee: 'I’m committed to the power of music'
The art of tortilla-making
Michael Bolton's cinematic serenade to Detroit
Play Videos
Circus nuns: These sisters are no act
5 ways to raise girls to be leaders
Cool off with sno-balls, a New Orleans treat