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:
- "The message to our girls (with these costumes) is that they can't be too sexy, and they can't be sexy too soon. It's disgusting. She just potty trained. There's nothing sexual about her." – Pigtail Pals clothing founder Melissa Wardy, talking about the trend of sexy kids’ Halloween costumes.
- JPMorgan Chase, PNC Financial, Citigroup and other big banks confirmed Friday that they will not charge customers to use debit cards, a plan that Bank of America announced recently. Bank of America has seen a huge backlash over the $5-a-month fees, and other banks evidently didn’t want the negative attention.
- "Yes, we're afraid. Is this the night they're going to sneak in? Is this the night they might use unreasonable force?" – Occupy Wall Street activist William Buster, voicing a concern many protesters have after an Iraq war veteran was beaten by police in Oakland, Calif.
- A man who was presumed to be a victim of John Wayne Gacy’s was found alive in Florida. The man, Harold Wayne Lovell, disappeared around the time Gacy was killing, and his family assumed he was a victim until recently, when police identified eight unidentified bodies and Lovell wasn’t among them. Lovell said he left home in 1977 because he disliked his mother and stepfather.
- "We don't know how long she was up there. She was scared. She was ready to come down." – Liberty, S.C., Assistant Fire Chief Chris Rowland, talking about a black lab who was rescued from atop a moving train. A woman saw the dog on the train while she was stopped at a rail crossing and called 911, and police were able to save the puppy.
- An inquest ruled Wednesday that singer Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning. Winehouse, who died July 23 at age 27, had a blood-alcohol content five times above the legal limit for driving, a pathologist said.
- "He talked a lot to me about what happened when he got sick and how it focused him. He said he no longer wanted to go out, no longer wanted to travel the world. He would focus on the products. He knew the couple of things he wanted to do, which was the iPhone and then the iPad. He had a few other visions. I think he would've loved to have conquered television." – Biographer Walter Isaacson, talking Sunday night to “60 Minutes” about Steve Jobs. Isaacson’s book came out today.
- A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee voted Tuesday to recommend that males 13-21 be vaccinated against the No. 1 sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. - the human papilloma virus. The vaccine has already been recommended for females who are 9-26.
- "(Moammar Gadafi) has just been buried now in the desert along with his son." – Libya National Transitional Council commander Abdel Majid Mlegta, speaking to Reuters about what was done with Gadafi’s body. It was buried in a secret location after being prayed over, according to the NTC.
Video of the week
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