The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is accusing CNN of intellectual terrorism for firing a senior editor, Octavia Nasr.
Nasr posted a message on her Twitter account mourning the death of a Shiite cleric, classified as a terrorist by the U.S. Nasr later acknowledged an error in judgment in the Tweet which read: "Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah -- one of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot."
Hezbollah says the network's decision reflects the West's double standards in dealing with the Mideast. CNN officials say Nasr's credibility had been compromised.
An unpaid intern for Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet's campaign has been fired after allegedly telling an acquaintance that a one-on-one meeting with the senator to discuss legislation could be arranged for $2,400.
The Wall Street Journal reports the 22-year-old college student also wrote in an e-mail that hosting "an event for $5,000 or more -- [would offer] a better chance to lobby Michael."
World Cup News
If you are sick and tired of the endless buzzing noise made by those South African vuvuzelas, head to the United Arab Emirates.
That country's General Authority of Islamic Affairs has issued a fatwa -- a religious edict -- banning the horns from the Gulf country if their sound exceeds 100 decibels, saying they create an unholy racket.
Meanwhile, Paul the psychic octopus, who hails from Germany, may need extra security for this weekend's championship final between Spain and the Netherlands.
The mollusk, which predicted Spain will win Sunday, is six for six so far in his World Cup forecasts. But after he accurately predicted Germany would beat Argentina in the quarter finals, Paul received death threats from angry Argentines who threatened to eat him to get even.