Everybody's Talkin' About ... 

• Murderer of Annie Le, Raymond Clark III, sentenced to 44 years.

• John Edwards indicted for spending campaign money to hide his mistress.

• Hard-to-get-rid-of Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh is wounded and flees to Saudi Arabia.

• Debt ceiling vote in congress gets blustery.

• Tornadoes hit East Coast, kill four people in Massachusetts.

• You are what you eat: E. coli outbreak in Europe. A case of typhoid fever discovered in Connecticut.

• 360 State Street upscale apartment monolith seeks to silence decade-old Ideat Village outdoor festival (see page 18).

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• Connecticut becomes the first state to mandate paid sick days for service industry employees. In another breakthrough, gender identity is added to state anti-discrimination statutes (see page 11).

• Longtime Waterbury mayor Michael Jarjura switches parties from Democratic to Republican.

• After a security guard tells a breastfeeding mother to cover up, a defiant “nurse-in” is held at Westfield Trumbull mall.

New Haven Police Department apes J. Edgar Hoover and the recently canceled Fox TV show, promotes a local “Most Wanted” list of fugitives from justice.

• Federal review shows Yale didn't properly report sex crimes on campus between 2001-2006.

• New Haven cuts ribbon on new I-95 “flyover” bridge to route 34.

• State to close all seven “noncommercial” rest areas on interstate highways.
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• Celebrity crashes: Two “Jersey Shore” cast members in Florence, Italy (car); hip-hop star Sean Kingston (watercraft); skipper of “Deadliest Catch” (pleading guilty to January snowmobile crash).

• New York congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner can't (or won't) explain how a photo of what appears to be his crotch got tweeted to a college student follower.

• Eighteen Greenpeace members arrested for climbing onto a Scottish oil rig off the coast of Greenland and hanging there in a pod.

• Shaquille O'Neal announces (via Twitter) his retirement from basketball.

Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies from natural causes. Now he's dead, do we have to start calling him “Dr. Life”?

Could Get Interesting
• President Obama chooses Gen. Martin Dempsey to chair Joint Chiefs of Staff.

• Hold the phone: World Health Organization says cell phones may cause cancer.

Mitt Romney throws hat in ring. So does Rick Santorum, raising the number of Republicans running for president to nearly all of them.

• Connecticut Siting Council approves state's first renewable energy turbine- driven wind farm in Colebrook.

Li Na wins French Open; first Chinese tennis player to nab a Grand Slam singles title.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Indiana's barring of Planned Parenthood (or any legit health organization) is illegal.