DJ AM Found Dead in New York Apartment

Adam Goldstein, aged 36 and known as DJ AM, has been found dead in his New York City apartment. The popular DJ survived a plane crash last year, along with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, in which all others on board perished. There are reports that he died from a drug overdose, but those reports cannot be substantiated at this time, MTV.

The couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and hiding her in their backyard for 18 years have entered a plea of not guilty to all charges. Phillip Garrido, 58, and his spouse Nancy, 54, have been charged on 28 counts, including kidnapping and rape, and police are now searching their home for evidence that could connect Phillip Garrido with a string of murders of prostitutes. Police say the bodies were dumped in the ’90s in an area close to Garrido’s work at the time, MSNBC.

August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war started in 2001. 45 service members have been killed this month, with the latest death coming today when a soldier died in an attack on his vehicle, New York Times.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling for the arrest of his political rivals, New York Times.

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