Tuesday's intriguing people
Rep. Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, assists Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, right, during congressional testimony.
June 7th, 2011
11:51 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Huma Abedin

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."

Dale Price

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)

Sarah Forrer

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)

Warren and Maureen Nyerges

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.

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  1. the Laughing Prospector

    And the ______ of a woman in her 60's. Ha ha ha...burp...ha ha ha...burp...ha ha ha...burp...

    June 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. J. R. Ewing

    Fancy meeting you here Laughing Prospector.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anthony's Case Post

    The way her eyes glared at me from across the dance floor, almost inviting me to take her trembling scrawny body right there and then. I knew she wasn't wearing panties because she had stumbled and fallen down earlier. When she was getting back up her hoohah made itself known to the world. I began to walk towards her Heineken in hand when all of a sudden she threw up on herself. It was at that moment I knew I was going to take her home.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anthony's Case Posts

    Casey Anthony was offered a limited immunity deal by prosecutors until September 2, 2008, but did not take it. Casey Anthony was arrested for the third time on September 15, 2008, on new charges of theft, and was released shortly afterward.

    On September 5, 2008, Casey Anthony was released again on bail after being fitted with an electronic tracking device. Her $500,000 bond was posted anonymously, and it was later revealed that her parents, Cindy and George Anthony, signed a promissory note for the bond.

    On October 14, 2008, Casey Anthony was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and was arrested for the fourth time. She entered a plea of not-guilty to the charges that she killed Caylee. On October 21, 2008, the charges of child neglect were dropped against Casey. In a statement that morning, the State Attorney’s Office explained: “The neglect charges were premised on the theory that her child, Caylee Marie, was still alive. As the investigation progressed and it became clear that the evidence proved that the child was deceased, the State sought an indictment on the legally appropriate charges.”

    On April 14, 2009, prosecutors announced that they plan to seek the death penalty in this case. Casey Anthony and her family maintain that she is innocent of all charges

    June 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Good for Warren and Maureen Nyerges!
    Well done.
    Take that, BoA!
    I, however, would have asked for 5 million dollars interest....

    June 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Casey'sTawdryTalesOfConquest

    Anthony Weiner was years older than me and lived on the street running parallel to ours. Anthony Weiner was an only child and had made a habit of exploring the neighborhood on boring summer days. We became fast friends, practically living in each other's houses. His father, Dave, was like a big kid, always making us laugh or taking us to the zoo. Or to the movies. Or bowling. Or into the city. They were constantly smiling even though their big Victorian house seemed a bit sad. Anthony Weiner's mother had died of ovarian cancer the year before we moved in, and he rarely talked about her. However he did develop a close relationship with my mother, who still, in my opinion, loves him more than her own children. I know I had other friends as a child, but I can't seem to recall doing many things with them. What I do remember the most are memories with Tiger: our secret handshakes, our adventures, our forts. And of course, one of the first movies his dad brought us to see -The Empire Strikes Back. By the time we reached the car in the parking lot it was settled. Anthony Weiner was Han and I was Leia, without the stilted acting or kissing. Secret handshakes soon developed into serious secrets and tent sleepovers in the back yard into camping trips with our friends on high school vacations. He had girlfriends and I had boyfriends, but I suspected my relationships were never as serious as his. The few boyfriends I had before Ben left for college had only kissed me. Nothing else. Throughout it all Ben and I were always friends. Just friends. However, it was hard to see him that way as we got older and he kept growing taller and more handsome. At his going away party the summer before he left for college our parents took a picture of the two of us together. Anthony Weiner had his arm around me and while I stood there like an awkward child. When he went away I would often look at the picture and stare at him. His strong jaw. His blue eyes. His nose with its tiny bump (a touch football game in junior high somehow got out of control). His dimples. His tan skin. His muscular arms and lean torso. By the time of the picture I had stopped growing once I hit 5'9, but he still towered over me, and his frame overpowered mine. The last night he was in town before he left for the Democratic National Convention I let him plow my love field with his John Deere..

    June 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Riff*Raff

    The father dressing up in different costumes daily is priceless. I especially liked the peg leg.
    Kudos to the couple who recuped their money from BofA. It's nice to know that sometimes the little guy does win.

    June 8, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |