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Man who secretly videotaped ESPN's Erin Andrews gets 30 months in prison

A Los Angeles federal judge today sentenced a Chicago businessman to 30 months in prison for secretly shooting video of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and and posting it on the Internet.

Google ‘99% certain’ to shut China engine

Google has drawn up detailed plans for the closure of its Chinese search engine and is now “99.9 per cent” certain to go ahead as talks over censorship with the Chinese authorities have reached an apparent impasse,

Moody's Says U.S., U.K. move closer to losing credit rating

March 15 - The U.S. and the U.K. have moved “substantially” closer to losing their AAA credit ratings as the cost of servicing their debt rose, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Is China's Politburo spoiling for a showdown with America?

China has succumbed to hubris. It has mistaken the soft diplomacy of Barack Obama for weakness, mistaken the US credit crisis for decline, and mistaken its own mercantilist bubble for ascendancy.

Official: Pentagon probing alleged spy operation

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department official is under investigation for allegedly hiring private contractors to gather intelligence on suspected insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a U.S. official said Monday.

Mexican military copter over U.S. neighborhood

BROWNSVILLE — The Zapata County sheriff Thursday was questioning why a Mexican military helicopter was hovering over homes on the Texas side of the Rio Grande.

Former MCC coach indicted for alleged relations with minor

WACO - A former McLennan Community College assistant softball coach has been indicted for having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. The Waco Tribune reports 24-year-old Leslie Klemansky allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old player.

Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the use of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on U.S.

When Tiger Woods is likely to return

On Wednesday, Howard Stern conducted the “Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant” on his radio show (won by cocktail waitress Jamie Jungers).

Conan O'Brien's tour starts April 12

Conan O'Brien is back! He's hitting the road starting April 12 for his "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" and will perform across the country until June 14.