Car bomb kills 3, injures 18 outside Pakistani paramilitary HQ
A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a government paramilitary base in Karachi on November 8.
November 7th, 2012
11:20 PM ET

Car bomb kills 3, injures 18 outside Pakistani paramilitary HQ

[Updated 5:24 a.m.] A military spokesman said 3 people have died due to the blast. The injured toll stands at 18. 

[Updated 11:48 p.m.]  Military spokesman Major Bilal Farooq said 21 Rangers were injured; 11 were evacuated to a hospital; 3 are in critical condition. He condemned the attack as a "cowardly act."

[Updated 11:24 p.m.] Javed Odho, a senior Karachi police official, that it was a suicide attack. A truck carrying more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of explosive material hit a gate of Rangers headquarter.

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At least 48 dead after 7.4-magnitude quake off Mexico-Guatemala border
November 7th, 2012
09:28 PM ET

At least 48 dead after 7.4-magnitude quake off Mexico-Guatemala border

Editor's note: A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Wednesday off the coast of Guatemala, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Guatemalan officials say at least 48 people died and about 125,000 people were without power. The quake, centered about 15 miles from the coastal city of Champerico at a depth of 26 miles, was felt throughout Central America and as far north as Mexico City. Below are updates:

[Updated at 9:27 p.m. ET] At least 48 people were killed as a result of the earthquake, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said.

[Updated at 5:07 p.m. ET] The death toll in the Guatemalan quake has risen to at least 29, said David de Leon, a spokesman for the country's disaster relief agency.

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Giffords to attend Loughner's sentencing Thursday, source says
Jared Loughner, who pleaded guilty to a 2011 mass shooting, will be sentenced Thursday
November 7th, 2012
09:19 PM ET

Giffords to attend Loughner's sentencing Thursday, source says

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attend Thursday's sentencing of the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to shooting her in the head, a source close to Giffords said.

Prosecutors have said Jared Loughner will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the January 2011 shooting, which killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Giffords, at a meet-and-greet event in Tucson.

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Man behind anti-Islam film gets year in prison
Mark Basseley Youssef appeared in a federal courtroom last month.
November 7th, 2012
08:45 PM ET

Man behind anti-Islam film gets year in prison

[Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET] An Egyptian-American man behind the inflammatory film "Innocence of Muslims" on Wednesday was sentenced to one year in federal prison after admitting to violating the terms of his probation from a 2010 bank fraud case.

Mark Basseley Youssef also was ordered to serve four years of supervised release after his prison term. The sentencing by Judge Christina Snyder came in a Los Angeles federal court after a hearing Wednesday in which Youssef admitted using an alias, which prosecutors said violated his probation.

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Protests in Greece
November 7th, 2012
05:49 PM ET

Greek parliament OKs new austerity cuts

The Greek parliament early Thursday adopted a new round of austerity cuts, a victory for a government that says the move was required before getting the next installment of an international economic bailout.

The vote came as protesters violently demonstrated in Athens against the added measures.

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November 7th, 2012
04:38 PM ET

Dow has worst day of the year

It's been a while since we've seen the Dow Jones industrial average decline this much in one day.

The Dow dropped 313 points on Wednesday, or 2.4%, logging its worst daily decline since November 2011. A number of factors were at play, including a weak outlook for economic growth in Europe, and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's warning of a slowdown in Germany, according to CNNMoney's Hibah Yousuf.

For more on the drop, coming a day after U.S. President Barack Obama won a second term, read Yousuf's story.


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Hundreds of flights canceled because of nor'easter
A schedule board at New York's LaGuardia Airport shows flights canceled becausue of a nor'easter on Wednesday.
November 7th, 2012
04:10 PM ET

Hundreds of flights canceled because of nor'easter

[Updated at 8:46 p.m.] A wintry mix of heavy rain, wind and snow hitting the weary East Coast a week after Superstorm Sandy prompted a cancellation of hundreds of flights in the New York and Philadelphia regions.

More than 780 flights have been canceled in the New York City area's three major airports, said Chris Valens, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Still, the airports were open, "and we expect that they will stay open," Valens said.

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Former Penn State president arraigned in Sandusky scandal
Graham Spanier had been Penn State's president for about 16 years.
November 7th, 2012
11:21 AM ET

Former Penn State president arraigned in Sandusky scandal

Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning on charges he helped to cover up allegations that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing boys on campus, CNN contributor Sara Ganim reports.

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With storm on the way, Bloomberg tells struggling New Yorkers to get off the road
November 7th, 2012
11:16 AM ET

With storm on the way, Bloomberg tells struggling New Yorkers to get off the road

As a Nor'easter hones in on the Northeastern coast, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a message for residents already struggling with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: Get off the road.

The storm is expected to begin pounding the New York area around midday and will bring frigid temperatures, high winds, storm surges and an inch or so of rain to many towns that are still without power, still flooded, or are finally just getting back to normal after Sandy roared through.

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Obama: 'The best is yet to come'
President Barack Obama was re-elected on a wave of broad support from moderates, women and minorities.
November 7th, 2012
06:49 AM ET

Obama: 'The best is yet to come'

Happy post-Election Day. Or welcome to your 12th cup of coffee if you're still waiting to see how Florida voted for president. (Since it was a relatively early election night, we hope you were able to get some sleep in.)

President Barack Obama rode a wave of broad support from minorities, women and moderates to win re-election Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Democratic strongholds and key battleground states.

“While the road has been hard, while the journey has been long … we know in our hearts, for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama told supporters in Chicago early Wednesday.

If you did decide to call it an early night and head to bed after the presidential race was called, look no further. You can watch his victory speech here:

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