Opening the “latest” page there were about a dozen items marked as unread with an *. Each time I read one then went back to the “latest” page with the browser control, the line item in “latest” would briefly change to yellow then back and the * would disappear. I guess that’s how it’s supposed to work.
However, after the first three or four times, the * stopped disappearing. What’s with this?
BTW: after I switched to the the “new”, then the “unread” pages and then back to the “latest” page, all the *'s were gone, since I had read all the unread messages while on the “latest” page the first time.
This is on Safari 6.0.5/OSX 10.8.4