STATE DEPT: NEVER CONCLUDED BENGHAZI ATTACK LINKED TO ANTI-ISLAM
VIDEO: The U.S. State Department said Tuesday (October 9th) that it never concluded that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed stemmed from protests over an anti-Islamic video made by a California man. However, for about a week after the attack, there were statements from administration officials suggesting that it was linked to the video protests.
The administration has said that it provided its best intelligence on the attack at the time, and has refined its explanation as more information came to light, having since said the attack was a planned action by terrorists. The State Department yesterday gave reporters its most detailed rundown of what happened on September 11th, briefing them one day before a congressional hearing today on the assault and the security situation in Libya ahead of it.
SANDUSKY SENTENCED TO 30 TO 60 YEARS IN PRISON: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced yesterday (October 9th) to 30 to 60 years in prison, after being convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 children over 15 years. The sentence all but ensures that the 68-year-old
heart I did not do these alleged disgusting acts." After the sentencing, prosecutor Joe McGettigan described
DEATH TOLL IN MENINGITIS OUTBREAK UP TO 11: The death toll in the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections rose to 11 Tuesday (October 9th) and the number of overall cases increased to 119. The growing outbreak has focused attention on the
incomplete regulation of pharmaceutical compounding companies such as the one
that produced the drugs, the
the creation of extremely precise clocks and could one day lead to superfast computers. A quantum particle is one that's isolated from everything else, and which develops unusual properties in that state. However, those properties are changed when the particle interacts with something else, including when somebody observes it. Working separately in the 1990s, Haroche and Wineland developed ways to observe quantum particles without changing their properties.
PAKISTANI TALIBAN SHOOTS 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO SPOKE AGAINST THEM: Pakistani Taliban gunmen shot and seriously wounded a 14-year-old girl Tuesday (October 9th) who became famous for speaking out against the militants. Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head and neck when she got on her school bus after class, and doctors were
struggling to save her life. Yousufzai became known when she spoke out against
the Taliban after the Pakistani government agreed in early 2009 to a ceasefire
with the militants in the
Taliban to set up courts there, executive civilians and close girls' schools,
including the one Yousufzai attended. A documentary filmed the then 11-year-old
girl crying as she spoke about wanting to be a doctor, and she wrote in a blog
published by the BBC about fears of her school being attacked. The Pakistani
military retook control of the
received the country highest civilian award, and was also nominated for
international awards for child activists. She's received many threats since
then, and gunman came to her school yesterday asking for her by name. A Taliban
spokesman said of the attack, "She was pro-West, she was speaking against
Taliban and she was calling President Obama her ideal leader." The U.S. State Department condemned the attack, saying, "Directing violence at children is barbaric. It's cowardly."
from my home state of
me." Romney said the man was a former Navy SEAL and that they talked about
interests they shared, including skiing, and about how the man kept going back
SEALs killed in
recognized that this young man that I thought was so impressive has lost his
life in the service of his fellow men and women." A campaign spokesman
said that Romney wasn't sure that the SEAL he met was Doherty until a neighbor
called last week to tell him.
SKYDIVER CANCELS RECORD JUMP ATTEMPT DUE TO HIGH WINDS: Austrian skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned attempt at a record-setting jump yesterday (October 9th) from 23 miles up over the
19.5 miles. A date hasn't been set yet for him to try again.
REPORT: PROTESTANTS NOW LESS
atheists. Many say they believe in God and consider themselves spiritual but
STONE SOUR FRONTMAN CONFIRMS COMIC BOOK DEAL: Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has confirmed in a new interview with USA Today that the comic book version of the band's upcoming concept album, House Of Gold And Bones, will debut on
FIRST RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE ALBUM GETTING DELUXE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
REISSUE: Rage Against The Machine's self-titled 1992 debut album will be reissued in a 20th anniversary edition on November 27th, according to Antiquiet. The set, titled Rage Against
The Machine XX, will come out in three versions: a regular single disc, a two-CD/one-
The first CD will feature three hard-to-find B-sides along with the original album,
while the second CD will contain the original Rage Against the Machine demo
tape, which was recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at the
band's earliest gigs. This marks the first time that the entire demo tape --
which helped land the group their record deal with Sony -- will get a full
BRAD ITT SAYS FAMILY IS EVERYTHING: Brad Pitt has started choosing his acting roles based on his family. In a new interview -- conducted by Guy Ritchie for Interview magazine -- Brad said that he wants his body of work to be a legacy for his loved ones. He explained, "I want it to be worthy enough of a story to leave the family, you know? They're everything. The
family is first . . . I also don't want to embarrass them."
pregnant, nude body -- but not by going the artsy route celebs have taken in the past. Instead, the 27-year-old posed for Vice magazine in various poses: sloppily eating ice cream, wearing mismatched underwear, and baring her breasts in the shower. This will be her second child with husband Michael Mosberg. Check out the (NSFW) photos: http://bit.ly/OOyzHh
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY SHOWS OFF WEIGHT LOSS: McConaughey has dropped 30 pounds for his role as an AIDS patient in The
all "got paddled on their rears" by the club's cross-dressing hostess." The insider added, "Matt got some extra spanking and they all had a fantastic night enjoying the shows and partying till the end."
LOUIS C.K. TAKING BREAK BEFORE SEASON 4: Louis C.K. is taking a break from production on his FX comedy Louie. Per the comedian's request, the fourth season of the show will premiere in 2014 instead of 2013. He told reporters, "It's a luxury I asked for. The last three seasons have been this surge of fun and work and stories and it's been
great, but I want the show to keep getting better. That's my goal. I don't want
it to be making the doughnuts. I want it to be something that comes from
somewhere important and stays funny. I think I can do better work if I spread
PAULA ABDUL GUEST-JUDGING 'DWTS': Paula Abdul is heading back to TV. The former American Idol/X Factor judge is taking a turn on Dancing With the Stars, where she'll be acting as a guest judge next Monday, October 15th. Paula previously had her own dance
show called Live To Dance, which briefly aired in early 2011 on CBS.
'COMMUNITY' PREMIERE IS POSTPONED: NBC has delayed the return of Community. The sitcom was slated to move to Friday nights and return to the air on October 19th -- but that has been postponed. They released a statement explaining, "Given the success we've
had for the past four weeks -- including winning the first week of the season
in A18-49 -- we've decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength
on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have
therefore decided to hold Community and Whitney from their
previously announced premieres of October 19th."
attractive to women. In a study, women were asked to manipulate pictures of
men's faces to make them more attractive -- and the first thing they did was
make their skin tone redder. It is thought that rosy cheeks are a sign of good
circulation and therefore an indication of good health. The women, who had the
choice of adding red or yellow tones, tended to plump for a degree of pinkness.
They added even more red when asked to make the men look as dominant as
possible. (Daily Mail)
CHECKING FACEBOOK IS MORE TEMPTING