Eavesdropping In: Elizabeth Taylor's Love Letters, Missing Bronx Zoo Cobra Turns Up On Twitter

by Mara Siegler · March 29, 2011

A Japanese nuclear official who just returned from five days at Fukushima paints a picture of life on the inside with catnaps caught in hallways, two sparse meals a day , no running water or way of bathing, and no contact with family. [LAT]

Fattest kid in history? Doctors are worried about a 3-year-old Chinese boy who weighs in at a massive 132 pounds, more than four times heavier than most kids his age. [TheSun]

A "birth tourism" center uncovered by officials in Los Angeles County has given fresh ammunition to people calling for a change to the 14th Amendment, which grants automatic citizenship to every baby born in the US. [NYT]

More than 60 love letters reveal a romance that predated all of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands: Unpublished letters written by a 17-year-old Taylor to her first fiance will be auctioned in May. [AP]

The Bronx Zoo cobra that went missing has turned up on Twitter. "Rockefeller Plaza is amaz. . . . wait . . . OMG! Tina Fey totally just walked by me! HUUUUGE FAN!" reads one tweet. [NYP]

The parents of an aspiring teacher who was strangled on Staten Island are suing Facebook over a gruesome photo of their murdered daughter that an EMT posted on the site. [NYDN]