What we’re watching Sunday

BY Mori Rothman  October 20, 2013 at 10:21 AM EDT

Syria peace talks

Nabil el-Araby, Secretary General of the Arab League, announced an international conference on Syria would take place in Geneva on November 23 and 24. Syrian opposition leaders criticized the announcement.

At least 30 killed in Syria bombing


A fire-fighter and emergency medical personnel stand at the site after a suicide bomber in a truck carried out an attack at the eastern entrance of Hama city
Credit: SANA

Meanwhile, the violence continues in Syria, a truck bomb exploded in the city of Hama, killing at least 30 people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the attack was carried out by the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra front.

Naval bribery scandal

The Washington Post reports a senior NCIS agent and a Naval commander have been arrested in connection to an overbilling scheme involving prostitutes and kickbacks.The Navy is still conducting an investigation, but early reports indicate the scheme may account for more than 10 million dollars in fraudulent charges.

Big fish


The crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors hold an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, California October 13, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Catalina Island Marine Institute

A second oarfish has washed up on the California coast, measuring 13.5 feet long. An 18 foot long oarfish was found earlier this week.