1. PORTRAIT EMERGES OF DETAINED CALIFORNIAN IN NORTH KOREA
The 85-year-old war vet is remembered affectionately by members of the South Korean guerrilla group he supervised who were hated and feared in the north.
2. VIN DIESEL VISITS CRASH SITE
The "Fast and Furious" actor attended a private memorial service before thanking fans for paying their respects to his late co-star Paul Walker. Authorities say the crash site is popular with street racers but there's no indication the car Walker was riding in had been racing.
3. NO NEW LICENSE FOR TANKER PILOT WHO HIT BAY BRIDGE
A federal judge has refused to reinstate the license of the pilot of the oil tanker that sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge six years ago, causing a 50,000-gallon oil spill.
4. SARKISIAN COMES BACK TO USC AS HEAD COACH
The USC Trojans have hired football coach Steve Sarkisian away from Washington, bringing back their former offensive coordinator to his native Los Angeles area and the storied program where he thrived as Pete Carroll's assistant.
5. TUMBLR BRINGS HIPSTER TWIST TO YEAR-END LISTS
After being bought for $1.1 billion by Yahoo, blogging site Tumbl is flaunting its hipster credentials with its first-ever breakdown of the year's hottest trends, topics and celebrities. The retrospective starts Tuesday with an exploration of 20 categories ranging from the most popular musical groups to the most interesting architecture of 2013.