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WORLD NEWS

-Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for human rights abuses
-Pakistan arrested two police officials in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
-27 people were killed and 52 injured after an oil pipeline exploded Sunday morning in central Mexico
-A magnitude 7.4 earthquake off the coast of Japan triggering a tsunami warning for a group of remote islands

US NEWS

-NY Gov. David A. Paterson fined for “soliciting, accepting and receiving” five free World Series tickets from the Yankees
-Author of “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct”, Phillip Greaves, was arrested for the distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in harmful conduct
-Philadelphia authorities have announced they are looking for a serial killer that targets Caucasian women
-U.S. officials told CNN that an al Qaeda group contemplated spreading poison at US hotels and restaurants via salad bars and buffets.

HEALTH

-Statistics released by the Center of Disease Control have revealed that fewer teen girls had babies in 2009
-HPV vaccine, Guardasil, approved by FDA for use in preventing anal cancer

SPORTS

-Landon Donovan filed divorce from wife, Bianca Kajlich, and is seeking alimony
-Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg offered $1 million to fight each other
-David Beckham awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.
-5 Ohio State football players suspended for NCAA violations
-UConn’s women’s basketball team wins 89th consecutive championship

ENTERTAINMENT

– Lindsay Lohan allegedly assaulted Betty Ford Center worker, who was later fired to speaking to TMZ and violating protocol
– Jersey Shore’s Pauly D gets his own spin-off
– “Heroes” actress Ali Larter welcomes baby boy, actor Vince Vaughn and wife Kyla Weber welcomed a baby girl and David Schwimmer and wife expecting first child
– Ozzy Osbourne finds Lady Gaga over exposed while daughter Kelly Osbourne defends Miley Cyrus via Twitter
– Betty White named Entertainer of the Year
– 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan underwent a Kidney transplant and Hulk Hogan is recovering from a 10-hour back surgery

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