Thailand to Elect Female Prime Minister; Fighter Jet Intercepts Plane Near Obama


Thailand looks set to elect its first-ever female prime minister, CNN reports. Exit polling shows “Yingluck Shinawatra of the Pheu Thai party with a wide lead over incumbent Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democratic Party.” Shinawatra’s party also appears to be set to take the majority of seats in Thailand’s House of Representatives. The election has been hotly contested due to violent protests and clashes between supporters of the two political factions. [CNN]

An F-15 fighter jet escorted a two-seat plane to the ground after it encroached on restricted air space near Camp David, where President Obama is spending the Fourth of July weekend. [Washington Post]

Facebook is planning on teaming up with Skype to provide video chat for the social network. [Guardian]

Thaddeus McCotter is running for president! Thaddeus McCotter! [Yahoo!]

It’s raining and thundering very hard in New York. [Look outside]