Lunchtime Links: July 12, 2010

Simultaneous explosions tore through crowds watching the World Cup final at a rugby club and a restaurant in Uganda's capital, killing at least 74 people, including one American, officials said. Somalis linked to Al-Qaida are suspected.

 

Spain's World Cup-winning team arrived home from South Africa for a huge celebration Monday, including meetings with the Spanish king and prime minister and an open air bus ride through the city's historic center.

The Swiss government declared renowned film director Roman Polanski a free man on Monday after rejecting a U.S. request to extradite him on a charge of having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

A new oil cap being placed today by BP may be bringing the gushing flow of oil underneath the Gulf of Mexico to a halt.

The Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie has been ranked the top place to live in the U.S. in Money Magazine’s annual ranking.

Haiti continues to struggle mightily on the six-month anniversary of its devastating earthquake.

Mel Gibson, who earned praise and ticket sales from Christians across the country for 2004’s “Passion of the Christ,” is in hot water for boorish behavior again.

The cartoon comedy “Despicable Me” starring Steve Carrell ruled the weekend at the box office.

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