Things to know for Wednesday

Racer Tony Stewart has hurt his leg and will be out of competition for the near future. Also, the government has decided it can pretty much take whatever it wants from you, whether you're charged with anything or not.

Additionally, George Duke, who collaborated with Baltimore legend Frank Zappa and a good slice of the jazz universe, has died at age 67. Welcome to your trends report for August 7, 2013. 

Trending today

Who: George Duke
Where: Google search
Why: Duke, a keyboardist who collaborated with musicians including Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Barry Manilow and Dizzy Gillespie, died Monday night. He was 67.

Who: Tony Stewart
Where: Google search
Why: Stewart broke both major bones in his lower leg in a Sprint Car accident Monday night and will miss Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen.

What: Civil forfeiture
Where: Digg
Why: Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven't been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes. Is that all we're losing?

Who: Usher
Where: Google search
Why: Usher's young son, Usher Raymond V, has been hospitalized in Atlanta after an accident in the family's swimming pool on Monday

What: Breaking Bad
Where: Twitter
Why: As Breaking Bad, a critically acclaimed dissection of suburban malaise, prepares to close the book on a sprawling, six-year tale of denial, anger, bargaining and depression, there's growing acceptance that these final eight episodes are indeed the end.

What:Chris Brown
Where: Google search, Twitter
Why: Chris Brown recently tweeted that he will likely "quit music," but the question many are asking has echoed back in unison: "Did he ever really make music in the first place?"

What: Caracas
Where: Twitter
Why:  Venezuelan authorities arrested on Tuesday two suspects accused of shooting US embassy officials in a strip club in May.

What: Daft Punk
Where: Reddit
Why: Daft Punk were the scheduled guests for tonight's episode of "The Colbert Report". They were headlining this year's StePhest Colbchella, and were presumably going to perform "Get Lucky", but the appearance has been canceled.

What: Rosario
Where: Twitter
Why: A powerful blast in a residential building in the Argentine city of Rosario has killed at least eight people and injured more than 60 others.

What: Yemen
Where: Twitter
Why: Witnesses and local officials in the province of Shabwa said a drone fired at least six missiles at two vehicles in a remote area some 70 km (50 miles) north of the provincial capital, Ataq. Both vehicles were destroyed.

Rising searches on Google*

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maryland case search
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maryland lottery
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robin thicke
verizon email

*Last 7 days

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