1 OH PLEASE. THEY STILL HAVE NO IDEA The FBI is saying they think they’ve found the guy who hi-jacked a plane and absconded with $200,000 in 1971. What I want to know is who cares anymore? (via Hamilton Spectator/New York Times)

2 US SENATE PASSES DEBT PLAN Now this is a news story! The US Senate has just passed an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. (via New York Times)

3 DON’T FILL YOUR MR. TURTLE POOL JUST YET The cities of Regina and Moose Jaw have relaxed their water restriction advisory, but they’re still asking you to conserve your usage until they know we’re in the clear. (via Leader-Post)

4 SHOULDA WOULDA COULDA A recent study claims that Wales would have been better off economically if they’d joined the EU independently. It certainly didn’t work out too well in the long term for Greece and Ireland. I wish I understood economics. (via Guardian)

5 ITALY BANS THE VEIL Italy has banned women from covering their faces in public because they feel it “annihilates their dignity”. Are they serious?   (via NPR/Associated Press, plus a lurid video clip via YouTube)

6 WELL IF THEIR MEATBALLS ARE HALF AS GOOD … The Chinese home furnishing company 11 Furniture is ripping off Ikea in a glorious instance of ‘what goes around, comes around’. And just like Ikea, they probably won’t bother to open a store in Saskatchewan either.  (via Reuters)