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On Friday, North Korea endured quite a setback on the international stage with the failure of its long-range missile launch. Also figuring in among the topics for this week's panelists -- Arianna Huffington, Robert Scheer, Carly Fiorina and Matt Miller -- on "Left, Right & Center" are taxes, the Trayvon Martin court case and Apple's pricing problem.

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This is slightly disconcerting, especially for those of us in the Greater Los Angeles region: On Monday night, a CBS News affiliate in Southern California captured video footage of what appeared to be a rocket or missile shooting into the sky about 35 miles off the coastline (Update: Mystery solved).

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The powers that be in Tehran felt the sting of recently imposed UN sanctions Friday when Russia decided to halt the planned sale of air defense missiles to Iran as part of (continued).

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Israeli planes and helicopters were witnessed firing missiles at targets across the Gaza Strip on Friday. Haaretz reported seven strikes on targets ranging from a refugee camp to a cheese factory, but no casualties. The BBC reported 13 strikes.

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In news that would make Han Solo proud, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency has shot down a ballistic missile using a high-powered laser. The technology, which never, ever worked in the past, is criticized by some as weaponizing space and others as a colossal waste of resources.

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