• Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, the Supreme Court justice, said in an interview with The Associated Press that the nation's highest court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case goes to the court.
• Deadmau5, a Canadian DJ whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, posted a YouTube video of his coffee run with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in which Ford, recently back at work after a stint in rehab, orders five espressos in one cup, asks the teller twice if there's five shots and later says he "pounds the espressos back."
• George W. Bush, 68, the former president, has written a currently untitled biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, 90, which will be released on Nov. 11, Crown Publishing Group said.
• Rep. Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican who was defeated by a Tea Party-backed opponent in his June primary, used his farewell speech as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.
• Christopher Barry, 34, the only son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, was jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license, court documents show.
• Renae Ferguson told WNEM-TV that a lion bit off part of her finger at a small private zoo in northern Michigan after an employee allowed Ferguson and her daughter to enter the lion's cage, prompting state police to investigate.
• Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, a man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with the 2008 rape and killing of 26-year-old Wanda Barton, surrendered to authorities in Mexico and was returned to Louisiana, where the crime took place.
• Benjamin Herman, 79, a former aide to Prince Philip, was charged by British prosecutors with three indecent assaults against a young girl in the early 1970s.
• Aaron Bernard Smith, 27, who authorities in Ocala, Fla., say hit a postal carrier and threw furniture at his truck because he didn't have any mail for him, faces charges of burglary, battery and criminal mischief.
• Kristen Smith, 31, who admitted to taking her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home in February and ditching him in freezing weather outside a gas station in Iowa, was convicted of kidnapping the child, who was found alive and well, and faces 25 years to life in prison when sentenced.
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