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The Telegram
  • Today in the news: Congress members get rich while average American loses money

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    Your daily news briefing, with the video of the day, the top news and the quote of the day.



     
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  • Quote of note
    "These are supposed to be our representatives. If they're not living the same lives or understanding the lives that the average American is living, how can they really represent our interests?" – Aaron Task of The Daily Ticker, talking about a Washington Post report that Congress members improved their net worth by 5 percent during the recession, vs. a loss of 39 percent for the average American.
    News to know
    Joran van der Sloot, who was convicted of murdering Stephany Flores in Peru and who was suspected in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, has fathered a child while in prison, according to reports. Van der Sloot is serving his sentence in Peru, but during an unsupervised visit, he apparently impregnated a visitor.
    Hot video: Jump attempt leads daredevil to unexpected fall
    A young man attempting a jump from one building to another took an unexpected fall through a roof.
    GateHouse News Service
     

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