Dec. 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police said that anyone posting false information connected to the investigation, "will be investigated, statewide and federally, and prosecution will take place."
Meanwhile, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom may have perjured himself in August when he described his sale of the company (and potential offers) he received before he sold to Facebook.
In other Facebook-related news, rumor has it that the social network may launch its own Snapchat-like app.
Pretty soon, if not now, you'll be able to download your entire Twitter history ... if that's something you want.
Here's a pretty neat code that prints out randomly generated cartoon faces.
Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya apocalypse, one group is approaching Dec. 21 with calm and equanimity — the people whose ancestors supposedly made the prediction in the first place.
In closing, the 12 most important cats of 2012.