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Oct 9, 2012 10:17AM ET
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given a sentence of not less than 30 years, but not more than 60 years in prison, essentially guarantee that 68-year-old convicted child abuser will stay in jail for the rest of his life.
Oct 9, 2012 9:14AM ET
A new Pew Research polls taken after the first presidential debate reveal an unthinkable 12-point swing in favor of Mitt Romney, which caused Andrew Sullivan to unleash a torrent of liberal angst on his blog.
Oct 9, 2012 7:35AM ET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew in the lion's den on Tuesday, visting Greek leaders in Athens where protesters came out in force to tell her exactly what they think of Germany's role in the eurozone.
Oct 9, 2012 6:38AM ET
The Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States, who both made unique advances in quantum optics, allowing scientists the first chance observe quantum particles in the physical world.
Oct 9, 2012 6:16AM ET
Hours before he is to be sentenced for his child sexual abuse conviction, former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has released a bizarre jailhouse audio tape where he professes his innocence and blames his victims for orchestrating a conspiracy against him.
Oct 8, 2012 1:48PM ET
Here's a 21st Century story about the speed with which an innocent joke becomes a roaring Twitter meme and just as quickly dies in the GIF wastelands of Tumblr.
Oct 8, 2012 9:12AM ET
An investigation of TSA employees at Newark Liberty Airport found that the people charged with screening passengers for flights are do the important parts of their job correctly less than 20 percent of the time.
Oct 8, 2012 7:40AM ET
Iran says its offshore oil and gas platforms have been targeted for cyberattacks in recent weeks, but that they managed to successfully repel the attempts to bring down their drilling stations.
Oct 8, 2012 6:11AM ET
Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of England have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, kicking off a big for the most-coveted awards in the world.
Oct 5, 2012 12:17PM ET
Today's jobs report is the best news President Obama has received in months. So naturally conservatives assume the whole thing is a giant conspiracy.
Oct 5, 2012 8:39AM ET
The unemployment rate plunged to 7.8 percent in September, its lowest level since Barack Obama took office in 2009.
Oct 5, 2012 7:57AM ET
Jake Tapper of ABC News has uncovered an email that seems to question Washington's support for the the security of the diplomatic efforts in Libya.
Oct 5, 2012 7:23AM ET
After an incident that left one U.S. Border Patrol agent dead and another in the hospital, the speculation was that they had been killed by armed criminals, but now investigators are hinting that the two officers may have shot each other.
Oct 5, 2012 6:22AM ET
Health officials in Uganda have declared an end to a recent outbreak of hte Ebola virus, which killed 17 people over the summer.
Oct 4, 2012 9:26AM ET
Some Democrats (though not many) might still be trying to refute the view that Mitt Romney won last night's debate, but no one seems to doubt that moderator Jim Lehrer is the one who lost it.
Oct 4, 2012 6:59AM ET
Last night's presidential debate was the most-tweeted about political event in U.S. history, proving once again that Twitter has become the indispensable tool for following current events.
Oct 4, 2012 6:06AM ET
The Turkish Parliament is debating a bill that would authorize military action inside Syria's borders as it continues to trade shelling with its neighbor.
Oct 3, 2012 11:07AM ET
Riot police armed with batons and tear gas confronted money lenders and shopkeepers in Tehran today as worries about the failing rial have lead to anger and street protests.
Oct 3, 2012 8:01AM ET
Ellen Pao shook up Silicon Valley's power base when she sued one of the biggest venture capital firms in the business and is likely to shake it up even further by suddenly announcing on Quora that the same firm just fired her.
Oct 3, 2012 7:25AM ET
An Italian bar owner climbed onto the roof of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican last night and unfurled a giant sign protesting against the Italian government and the European Union's plans to rescue his nation from financial ruin.
Oct 3, 2012 6:15AM ET
Three large explosions tore up a central square in the city of Aleppo this morning, where the government and Syrian rebels have staged some of the fiercest fighting of the war in recent weeks.
Oct 2, 2012 8:26AM ET
The New York Times reports that a group of Senators are quietly angling for a deal to avert mandatory government spending cuts in January, but liberal economic cheerleader Paul Krugman already sees the negotiation as an inevitable Democratic surrender.
Oct 2, 2012 6:38AM ET
The State Department has officially removed all government personnel from the Libyan city of Benghazi, closing the consulate building and possibly ending any chance of a on-site investigation of the attack there.
Oct 2, 2012 5:53AM ET
Fresh off the heels of a favorable court ruling, Samsung announced this morning that it's adding the brand new iPhone 5 to the list of Apple gadgets that it thinks rip off its patents.
Oct 2, 2012 5:09AM ET
Two passengers boats collided in the dark in the waters off Hong Kong last night, sinking one of the vessels and killing at least 36 people.
Oct 1, 2012 10:24AM ET
After another strong quarter the three major stock market indices are way up in 2012, with the NASDAQ rising nearly 20 percent this year.
Oct 1, 2012 6:40AM ET
A Iranian cameraman who came to New York as part of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United Nations last week is reportedly seeking asylum in the United States.
Oct 1, 2012 6:06AM ET
A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform attacked a NATO unit on foot patrol Monday killing 14 people in the latest deadly assault on the beleaguered coalition.
Sep 28, 2012 1:06PM ET
The new Supreme Court term begins next Monday and Court watchers are already sizing up the cases that they plan to hear, including one with a rather unusual approach to lawyering.
Sep 28, 2012 11:04AM ET
Iran's state-run FARS News Agency just published a shocking new Gallup Poll that was actually "conducted" by the fake news titans at The Onion.