Here's a look at some of the stories that are trending and popular on Twitter, Google and other news and social media sites.
Announcements from popular Comedy Central fake news hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert that they plan to stage rallies in the nation's capitol on October 30 has the rumor mill buzzing over whether it's all a big joke. For now, fans of the funnymen seem content to muse over the names of the events – "Rally to Restore Sanity" and "March to Keep Fear Alive" – and their not-so-subtle references to the political rally staged last month by Fox News host Glenn Beck.
Bethany Storro captured the nation's sympathy and stoked fears of copycat attacks when she called police to report that an African-American woman threw a cup of acid in her face. Her admission that she made up the story and is in fact responsible for mutilating her own face has prompted the collective consciousness of the Web to offer up opinions on why she said her attacker was African-American and whether she should face charges. The decision rests in the hands of prosecutors in Washington state.
Happy Yom Kippur, or, as we Jews know it, the day we fast to atone for our sins and cleanse for the year to come. From lists of the top 10 foods we can't wait to eat and what not to read on Yom Kippur, to cures for your Yom Kippur headache, the internet is brimming with suggestions on how to make it through one of Judaism's holiest days.