NUMBER 5 - CASEY KASEM DIES
Iconic radio host Casey Kasem has died. Kasem, who entertained radio listeners for almost four decades as the host of countdown shows such as "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40," died Sunday. His daughter, Kerri, announced the news via her Facebook page. Kerri says the family is heartbroken but knows their father is no longer suffering. He had been hospitalized in Washington state for two weeks. Kasem was 82-years-old.
NUMBER 4 - SPURS SMOKE HEAT IN NBA FINALS
The San Antonio spurs are your new 2014 NBA champs! The Spurs dismantled the Miami Heat, winning the series 4-1 and winning each game by at least 15 points. Sunday, San Antonio defeated the two-time defending champions 104-87. Spurs fans went wild in the streets afterward, to celebrate the victory.
NUMBER 3 - STARBUCKS TO PAY EMPLOYEES' COLLEGE TUITION
Starbucks is giving its baristas a new job perk. The coffee giant is offering tuition reimbursement to both full and part-time employees working their way through college. Starbucks is partnering up with Arizona State University's online studies program. The new benefit will cover two full years of internet courses at ASU. Most of the company's 135,000 employees are eligible and they don't have to remain with Starbucks after getting their degree.
NUMBER 2 - GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE BERGDAHL CASE
The U.S. Army has appointed a two-star general to investigate how and why Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his base in Afghanistan, resulting in his capture by the Taliban. Bergdahl spent five years in captivity until his release last month. He returned to the U.S. earlier this week to continue medical treatment. Bergdahl was exchanged for five imprisoned Taliban figures. The investigation is expected to start next week, but it's not clear when Bergdahl will undergo formal questioning. The identity of the general investigating the case has not been made public.
NUMBER 1 - IRAQ CRISIS
Iraq's government says it is fighting back against ISIS, an Al Aaeda splinter group, as the militant group closes in on Baghdad. ISIS is trying to establish an Islamic state in the region that would stretch from Iraq into northern Syria. Chilling photos posted on Jihadi internet forums seem to show executions of Iraqi security forces. The Pentagon confirms the U.S. military is providing increased assistance at diplomatic facilities in Baghdad, as the violence moves closer.
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