Welcome to Sunday OND, tonight's edition of the daily feature. The Overnight News Digest crew consists of founder Magnifico, regular editors jlms qkw, Bentliberal, wader, Oke, rfall, and JML9999, alumni editors palantir and ScottyUrb, guest editors maggiejean and annetteboardman, and current editor-in-chief Neon Vincent.Prominent W.Va. environmental activist Gibson dead at 66
I try to select articles by the original authors. Occasionally, the AP or another service has the best or only writing on a topic. I have never harmed a link.
He was named one of CNN's "Heroes" in 2007, testified before the United Nations, traveled to Ecuador to speak to families affected by mining, and spoke to thousands of community, church and university groups nationwide.Hopefully, there will be a rec list diary up on this topic by the time I publish.
In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by two sons, Larry Jr. and Cameron.
"I think there will be an outcry in the movement," Victoria said, regarding her father's death. "What do we do now? My father was a leader. The ones who were fearful, he gave courage and the ones with courage he built up and gave them strength.
"He believed in the people. He said everybody deserved a chance to prove who they are and to leave a legacy to be proud of. I think he left an irreplaceable one."
US risks chaos on 'new Silk Road'
However, the Asian players, among which Iran is prevented by sanctions to be fully engaged, refused to agree to be encapsulated in a mechanism that was decided from outside.  The reluctance of the major Eurasian powers to engage with Washington is also because in its regional enterprise the latter is even more concentrated on advancing the security component in its cooperation with the CARs.Sections of Taliban ready to accept US presence in Afghanistan – report
Indeed, if a "silk road" has taken form, it has actually been in the traffic of military items along the Northern Distribution Network (NDN), a logistical scheme introduced in 2009 after the deterioration of relations with Pakistan. 
Building on this effort, Washington has striven to expand its military basing rights in an attempt to maintain a key player position in the region even after the withdrawal of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces. 
Some senior Taliban figures are ready to negotiate a ceasefire and might be ready to accept a long-term US military presence in Afghanistan as part of a comprehensive peace deal, according to a report to be published on Monday based on interviews with Taliban officials and negotiators.WORLD
The report, published by the Royal United Services Institute, finds that the Taliban is determined to make a decisive break with al-Qaida as part of a settlement and is open to negotiation about education for girls, but is adamantly opposed to the constitution which it sees as a prop for President Hamid Karzai's government.
The Taliban insurgents will not negotiate with the Karzai government largely because of its record of corruption. They do not trust Kabul to run fair elections, which suggests that, even if the moderates interviewed in the study prevailed within Taliban circles, serious obstacles to a peace deal would remain.
Across Australia's mineral-rich outback the stories are the same. The massive influx of mine workers, many of them flying or driving in and out without adding to mining towns or their economies, is straining resources to breaking point.Putin looks east to sell Russia to Asia-Pacific
In the process many are damaging themselves and their families, with high suicide rates, domestic violence and marital breakdowns.
"Some communities will become unsustainable unless a cap is placed on the number of non-resident workers who are associated with the resource industry," the Queensland Local Government said in a submission to a federal parliamentary inquiry into the impact of the transient workforce.
The agenda for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum held in Vladivostok at the weekend was formally limited to trade, but the 21 nations, including China and the United States, also took the chance to thrash out wider strategic concerns.Secrets of Rubens and Michelangelo revealed by 3d scans
Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, urged leaders of Japan and South Korea to help cool tensions involving territorial disputes, a clear reference to flashpoints in the South China Sea and difficulties with North Korea.
''Much of the history of the 21st century is being written in Asia,'' Mrs Clinton said yesterday, a motif the US has adopted while seeking to extract itself from conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
For centuries it had been believed that this youthful portrait of the Flemish artist van Dyck was by his teacher, Rubens.Cartoonist sent to seven-day police custody for sedition
Now 21st century technology has revealed that the masterwork was in fact a self-portrait of the brilliant young painter - who would go on to be lionised in the court of King Charles I before the English civil war.
The unmasking of the work was carried out as part by scientists using new three dimensional scanning technology to build up the most intimate picture possible of the works of art they study.
The technique, which is being developed by a British led consortium called 3D Coform, will help end disputes over the provenance of art works, a problem which dogs museums and auction houses as they attempt to authenticate and value works made centuries ago, and whose histories are not fully documented.
According to the Bandra-Kurla Complex police, Aseem Trivedi had put up the caricatures in the form of posters during an IAC protest in December 2011 at the MMRDA grounds.Mexican political turmoil: opposition leader Lopez Obrador decides to create his party
"The cartoons by Trivedi depicted Parliament as a commode and showed the national emblem with wolves instead of lions. The cartoons were obviously aimed at creating unrest in the society," said C Bhosale, senior inspector of police.
After a lawyer, Amit Arvind Katarnavre, approached the police in January, they filed a complaint against Trivedi on January 30 under relevent sections of the Indian Penal Code, the National Emblem Act and the Information Technology Act.
“I have separated from the parties that form the Progressive Movement,” Lopez Obrador said. “This isn't a rupture: I leave in the best of terms.”We know nothing about divisions and ruptures on the left. /snark
Lopez Obrador said he would dedicate all his efforts to change Mexico with a new organization called Morena that has yet to be legally incorporated as a party.
Javier Oliva, a political scientist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, said as many as 15 deputies in the lower house and two or three senators from the leftist coalition will likely join Lopez Obrador in his new movement.
“This is going to have important repercussions” Oliva said. “This will create divisions and a future rupture among the left.”
Thousands of Chileans took to the streets in a march to remember those abducted and killed in the coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power, almost 39 years after the turmoil.Zimbabwe's draft constitution remains in limbo
Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowd after some marchers threw stones at government buildings and destroyed some traffic lights on Sunday.
Many demonstrators waved Chilean and Communist Party flags, or carried family photos of beloved kin who went missing and were killed in the Cold War-era bloodshed.
But the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) wants to put it to a referendum.This is probably good for Robert Mugabe and bad for everyone else.
Political observers have interpreted this as a sign that Zanu-PF will spurn the mediation efforts led by the Southern African Development Community and South African President Jacob Zuma. Earlier this year, Mugabe said his party reserved the right to reject Zuma as the SADC facilitator if he showed "any bias".
Zuma's team, led by his international relations adviser Lindiwe Zulu, arrived in Harare last week in an effort to break the protracted deadlock over the draft constitution, which also threatens to affect the timing of the referendum, which has been scheduled for October.
Tendai Biti, the MDC's secretary general and a negotiator involved in trying to break the political impasse, said the bickering over the draft constitution could see the country sliding back into chaos.
Quick, how many billions in the red are taxpayers on the bailout of GM? AIG? Fannie and Freddie? Is it true that the government has reaped a profit from bailing out the banks?For all of your TARP clues.
It should be easy to find answers to such questions. But while it's a snap to find rosy administration claims about the bailout, finding hard numbers is much more difficult. That's why, since the bailouts began in 2008, we've maintained a frequently updated site to provide them. Now we've retooled our database to make it even easier to find these sorts of answers.
"It's making an extra appointment and paying extra money to go in there and essentially get permission to do what I feel is right for my family," said Dawn Kelly, who sends her unvaccinated 5-year-old son and partially vaccinated 9-year-old son to Monarch Christian School in the Los Angeles area.The insights into the parental mindsights is invaluable. They mimic climate deniers.
Like many parents who refuse some or all immunization shots, Kelly worries her children's immune system could be overwhelmed by getting too many vaccines at once.
Melani Gold Friedman, president of the parent association at Highland Hall Waldorf School, is concerned with what the legislation means for families who normally consult with acupuncturists, holistic healers or other alternative practitioners.
"The bill has an assumption that everyone's seeing one particular kind of doctor, but the people who are opting out, chances are they're not seeing that kind of doctor," she said.
Is it because heâs black?Strange bedfellows: Swindler, Stinger-missile brokers, the CIA
The question of whether race fuels opposition to President Barack Obama has become one of the most divisive topics of the election. It is sowing anger and frustration among conservatives who are labeled racist simply for opposing Obamaâs policies and liberals who see no other explanation for such deep dislike of the president.
It is an accusation almost impossible to prove, yet it remains inseparable from the African-American experience. The idea, which seemed to die in 2008 when Obama became the first black president, is now rearing its head from college campuses to cable TV as the Democratic incumbent faces Mitt Romney, the white Republican challenger.
Four years after an election that inspired hopes of a post-racial future, there are signs that political passions are dragging us backward.
A decade before he launched the celebrated Fort Lauderdale Trump Tower, Felix Sater hatched a bold plan to keep out of prison.UTAH
Charged in a New York securities scandal, the 46-year-old businessman traveled to his native Russia where he took on a unique role that went far beyond flipping on dangerous criminals.
He began spying for the CIA.
Tapping into the vast underground of the former Soviet Union, Sater was able to track down a dozen Stinger missiles equipped with powerful tracking devices on the black market.
With the backing of U.S. agents, Sater agreed to buy the weapons â keeping them out of the hands of terrorists. In return, the CIA pledged to keep Sater from going to jail in the stock scam he concocted with New York organized crime figures.
From the hardscrabble days when the store’s ordering system consisted of index cards in shoe boxes, to its turbulent years of facing the competition of big-box retailers, The King’s English wrote its own rules.OTHER
That meant staffing the store with passionate readers, stocking titles for strategic use of space, the same way a gallery curates art. Perhaps most of all, it meant staking a claim to the city’s readers and becoming an event location of choice for local and visiting authors. Among the almost 100 employees who’ve manned the shelves and register, many have gone on to become English professors and writers themselves.
Burton could brag about the day novelist IsabelAllende prepared salmon and couscous at King’s English, or the book convention at which Cutting for Stone author Abraham Verghese asked about her special-needs son. Then there’s the story of how she wrestled the luggage of British novelist John Mortimer from her rusted car trunk, then corked a bottle of champagne in his Little America Hotel room.
Beyond bragging, Burton as a business woman and book lover likes to extol the future. The store will soon unveil its partnership with the new Kobo e-reader, giving customers access to e-books in the ethos of an independent bookseller.
Utahns strip to their skivvies for a cause The article describes the course as uphill, however.
Returned missionaries in 2012 FBS college football
FBS means Football Bowl Subdivision.
Dutch princess swims in Amsterdam canal She has the position of Princess Diana in the Netherlands.