Eavesdropping In: Gillibrand Calls For Afghanistan Dates; Japan's Nuclear Crisis; 2011 Rock And Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees; Mark Hoppus Auctions Mementos For Tsunami Relief; CA DMV Is REALLY Slow

by Emily Green · March 15, 2011

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) calls for a bill that will require the administration to give definitive dates for the withdrawal phases and completion of U.S. forces in Afghanistan [HuffPo]

Japanese government warns those within 20 miles of the Fukushima nuclear plant to stay indoors as dangerous levels of radiation emanate from compromised reactors [LATimes]

Alice Cooper, Tom Waits and a severely disoriented and jet-lagged Neil Diamond inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [PE]

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus auctions off his valuable mementos like music video wardrobe, dressing room memorabilia and hand-written song lyrics to raise funds for tsunami relief [TMZ]

CA DMV extends validity of temporary drivers licenses from 60 to 90 days due to an extreme backlog of completed license renewals [DN]