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JUST IN: Lance Armstrong faces fresh doping charges

The Washington Post: The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal doping charges against cyclist Lance Armstrong in an action that could cost him his 7 Tour de France titles, according to a letter sent to Armstrong and several others.

Photo: Lance Armstrong of the U.S. runs during the Ironman Panama 70.3 triathlon in February. (Reuters)

Famed hair stylist Vidal Sassoon dead at 84

The Los Angeles Times: Famed hair stylist and fashion icon Vidal Sassoon was found dead at his home in Los Angeles, California, authorities say. Law enforcement sources say Sassoon died after an unspecified illness and that family were by his side. He was 84.

Photo: Phase 4 Films via latimes.com

msnbc:

Maurice Sendak, the children’s author and illustrator best known for the 1963 classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died at age 83.
The Brooklyn-born author lost many family members in the Holocaust and spent time in bed with health problems as a child. After seeing the Disney movie “Fantasia” at the age of 12, he resolved to become an illustrator.
Image:  Ls  /  AP file

msnbc:

Maurice Sendak, the children’s author and illustrator best known for the 1963 classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died at age 83.

The Brooklyn-born author lost many family members in the Holocaust and spent time in bed with health problems as a child. After seeing the Disney movie “Fantasia” at the age of 12, he resolved to become an illustrator.

Image:  Ls  /  AP file

(Reblogged from msnbc)
Levon Helm, former leader of The Band, dies at 71
From The Times Herald-Record: “We lost Levon at 1:30 today surrounded by friends and family and his musicians have visited him,” said Larry Campbell, Helm’s longtime guitarist and band leader. “As sad as this was, it was very peaceful.”
(Photo: John DeSanto/Times Herald-Record)

Levon Helm, former leader of The Band, dies at 71

From The Times Herald-Record: “We lost Levon at 1:30 today surrounded by friends and family and his musicians have visited him,” said Larry Campbell, Helm’s longtime guitarist and band leader. “As sad as this was, it was very peaceful.”

(Photo: John DeSanto/Times Herald-Record)

FDNY tweeted this photo of a garbage truck dangling two-stories high from a sanitation garage in Queens.  Firefighters rescued the driver.

Gaddafi’s days are numbered.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaking at event today. “(His) forces are weakened and this latest defection is another example of how weak they’ve gotten,” he said, referencing the defection of Libya’s Interior Minister.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is quitting the GOP presidential race, reports AP and ABC News. He came in third in Iowa’s straw poll on Saturday behind Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul. (Charlie Neibergall/AP photo)

Blurry video captures the moment the stage collapsed at a Sugerland concert at the Indiana State Fair, leaving at least four dead and two dozen injured.

Update: Here’s another video of the collapse.

BREAKING NEWS: 4 dead, dozens hurt when music stage collapses at the Indiana State Fair. “We are all right,” tweeted the band Sugerland, which was playing at the venue. “We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you’ll join us.”

Terrifying photo shared on Twitter by IndyStar.com.