1. Former hostage left bemused by UK piracy mix up: A man held hostage by Somali pirates says he was bemused when he encountered a crowd of eye patch-wearing, plastic sword-wielding women on the lecture circuit earlier this month.
2. Official: Shiny dog bowl sparks Calif. house fire: A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog.
3. Martha Stewart looking for younger man on Match.com: Mothers, watch out for your sons. Martha Stewart is on the dating prowl.
4. Financial considerations for college grads moving home
5. White House to challenge ruling on unlimited access to 'morning-after' pill: The Obama administration announced late Wednesday that it would appeal a federal judge's order to eliminate any age restrictions on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription.