PARTING SHOTS: Carnival denies Spam rumors

Liz Goodwin

Here is our roster of stories that managed to evade the full-on blog treatment:

• Carnival Cruise Lines vehemently denies that Spam was served to passengers after an ill-fated  ship broke down at sea. (USA Today)

• A gay couple in Texas got legally married using Skype. (Buzzfeed)

• White House adviser David Axelrod says President Obama is not willing to permanently extend tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. (National Journal)

• Iceland is the latest Nordic country investigating whether the U.S. embassy is spying on its citizens. (BBC)

• President Obama failed to secure deals with China or South Korea at the G-20 summit. (Wall Street Journal)

• Former-chief-of-staff-turned-Chicago-mayoral-hopeful Rahm Emanuel got egged. (ABC News)

• It's official: The California "mystery missile" was just the contrail from a U.S. Airways flight (Slashdot)

• An Honor Flight brought WWII veterans to the memorial in Washington, D.C., for Veterans Day. (CNN)

• Dick Van Dyke says he was rescued by porpoises while surfing. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)