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Mexico confirms death of feared Zetas cartel leader

Mexico confirmed Tuesday that its forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, reputed boss of the ruthless Zetas cartel, but it remains uncertain what effect, if any, the killing will have on the larger scourge of drug trafficking and violence.

Mila Kunis: Esquire's sexiest woman

Mila Kunis is taking the sexy crown away from Rihanna, as Esquire magazine has named the 29-year-old actress the new "Sexiest Woman Alive."

Sandusky sentenced

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison with credit for time served.

Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

A 32 year old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Facebook reaches one billion users

It's finally happened: Facebook exceeded 1 billion users. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that his social media site had hit the milestone.

The new American job: part-time?

Michelle Asci dreamed of capturing life through her camera lens. Asci had her sights set on being a photographer as she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Georgia State University in December.

Supersonic dive from edge of space put on hold

A skydiver's historic free-fall from the edge of space was put on hold Tuesday morning amid concerns about the weather, raising the possibility that it could be put off to another day.

Jerry Sandusky proclaims his innocence ahead of sentencing

Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky may face up to life in prison when he is sentenced Tuesday morning for sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Poll: Romney and Obama tied after first debate

A new national poll suggests Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a bounce out of last week's first presidential debate.

Number of rare fungal meningitis cases leaps to 91

The number of people who have contracted a noncontagious form of meningitis linked to contaminated steroid injections soared to 91 Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.