José de Jesús Méndez Vargas, a.k.a. the Monkey, reputed head of the Familia drug cartel, on June 22 in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes.
America's Most Wanted, after a 23-year run on Fox. Host John Walsh, whose son Adam was abducted and murdered in 1981, helped police catch nearly 1,200 dangerous fugitives; the show may find a new home on Fox News.
Bill Haast, 100, a snake expert who was bitten an estimated 173 times; Haast, who died of natural causes, took daily venom injections to build a tolerance.
Guidelines for choosing homosexual bishops, by the Church of England; openly gay bishops must remain celibate to be confirmed.
Colton Harris-Moore (a.k.a. the Barefoot Bandit), to charges including weapons violations, plane and boat theft and bank robbery over a two-year crime spree.
Hundreds of Australian flights, because of an ash cloud from a Chilean volcano that traveled around the world twice, passing both times over Australia and New Zealand.