Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will respond to accusations of fraud impacting the recent presidential election. A UN-backed report claims Karzai did not win the race and should face a runoff with former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah. Karzai has previously refused to take part in a runoff election, BBC News.
Senior White House officials appeared on Sunday morning political shows yesterday to discredit right-wing news channel Fox News. Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel said Fox News “is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective,” New York Times.
American scientist Stewart David Nozette was arrested by the FBI today and charged with spying for Israel. The former Defense Department and NASA worker faces life in prison if convicted, BBC News.
A Chilean telescope has discovered 32 new planets outside of our solar system. The planets were found using the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher, or HARPS. There are about 400 known exoplanets, and the group who found the 32 exoplanets say they will present more after further study, CNN.
A former U.S. State Department employee and his wife were arrested yesterday and charged with spying for Cuba for almost 30 years. Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and Gwendolyn Myers, 71, are alleged to have been Cuban agents, reportedly providing classified information to the Cuban government, CNN.
United Kingdom Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, insists he will not step down amid a global economic crisis, many high-level resignations, and a massive cabinet reshuffling. The reshuffle was said to have been an attempt to give Brown more support in the government, BBC News.
A 23-year-old rancher has won the $232.1M jackpot in the U.S. Neal Wanless of Pierre, S.D., says he will use the money to expand his family’s ranch and to help out the townspeople who helped his family. Wanless decided to choose the one-time cash prize of $118,005,530, and he will take home about $88 after taxes, USA Today.
A fire at a daycare center in northern Mexico has reportedly killed at least 27 children and injured over 50. The center was located in Hermosillo in the state of Sonora. At least 176 children were at the center when the fire broke out, and officials say the death toll will likely rise, AFP.