The wife of Rep. Anthony Weiner is a central, and silent, figure since her husband's sexting admission Monday. Many have asked: Will their 11-month-old marriage survive?
The Washington Post column The Reliable Source praised Abedin for not appearing alongside Weiner on Monday as the suffering wife.
Abedin, 34, was born in Michigan, grew up in Saudi Arabia and returned to the United States to attend college, according to the New York Daily News. Her late father, a college professor, was from India and her mother, also a professor, was born in Pakistan.
A headline Tuesday on the ethnic news site New America Media asked, "Will Huma Abedin Remain Weiner's Good South Asian Wife?"
Abedin is a longtime senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, starting out as an intern to the first lady in 1996, according to a 2007 Vogue magazine profile. Abedin and Weiner met during Clinton's 2008 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Daily News said.
Not only did Clinton throw Abedin and Weiner an engagement party, but former President Bill Clinton officiated at their wedding. Abedin is Muslim and Weiner is Jewish.
"Abedin has the energy of a woman in her 20s," Clinton said in the Vogue article, "the confidence of a woman in her 30s, the experience of a woman in her 40s and the grace of a woman in her 50s."
What started as a prank a Utah father set up for his high school sophomore son, Rain, on the first day of school turned into a yearlong event as Price dressed up in costume and waved every day as his son's school bus drove by his home. With costumes that range from a blushing bride and a Star Trek character to a pirate with a peg leg, an homage to the father's own prosthetic leg, the elder Price has become something of a local celebrity in American Fork, Utah, the Provo Daily Herald reported. (Kay Jones)
The co-owner of Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson, Ohio, recently found out her shop's mojito cupcake recipe, which was featured on Ellen DeGeneres' show four years ago, was being used by British intelligence officials to interfere with an al Qaeda online magazine, TIME reported. In a caper dubbed Operation Cupcake, MI6, the British intelligence agency hacked into al Qaeda's English language magazine, Inspire, and replaced bomb-making instructions with recipes for cupcakes, courtesy of Degeneres' show.
"We always call our mojito cupcake the bomb, but it certainly has nothing to do with creating bombs," Forrer told CNN affiliate WEWS. (Matt Mochow & Kay Jones)
The Florida couple tried to foreclose on Bank of America on Friday, after the bank tried to foreclose on their home in 2010, even though they had paid cash and didn't have a mortgage, the Naples News reported. The couple, along with their attorney and a pair of sheriff's deputies, showed up at a Naples, Florida, branch of Bank of America demanding that the bank pay the attorney fees, as per the court order that was handed down in 2010. After an hour or so of negotiating, the bank manager ended up cutting the couple a $5,772.88 check to cover the attorney fees and other costs.