After William and Catherine's fleeting first kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the vast crowd gathered below chanted a brief chorus of "kiss, kiss, kiss" -- before the couple treated the adoring spectators to their second kiss as newly weds.
• Francesca Schiavone authored one of the better stories in tennis over the past year, playing the match of her life and winning the French Open women's singles title. The Italian veteran offered a fine sequel Sunday in San Diego, helping Italy defend its Fed Cup title. Schiavone knocked off Coco Vandeweghe -- a surprise fill-in for Melanie Oudin -- to get Italy on the board against the United States team. Then Flavia Pennetta did the rest, beating both Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Vandeweghe again. Brava.
Conservative videographer James O'Keefe and three co-defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday to entering federal property under false pretenses for a January incident in which they tried to tamper with the phone system in the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu.
During the next banking crisis, we will need speed. Remember how floundering financial firms, like Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Fannie Mae, contributed to fear and uncertainty - creating problems for their customers, counterparties, and the markets? Many commercial and investment banks panicked, stopped extending credit, and greatly damaged our economy and financial system.
A conservative activist who made undercover videos of the liberal community-organizing group ACORN was one of four men charged Tuesday with attempting to illegally access and manipulate the phone system in a district office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
Two middle-schoolers stood in a backyard in Cypress, Texas, five years ago. Chris Lathrop and his family had recently moved to town, and Lathrop had invited one of his new friends to the house. The kid couldn't stop staring at the Lathrops' jungle gym. Finally, the kid moved. The little bundle of fast-twitch fibers sprinted toward a support post that ran from the jungle gym into the ground. He ran up the post, flipped backward and landed on his feet.
German authorities detained three people connected to the Iraqi militant group Ansar al-Islam and searched at least two dozen places across the country on Tuesday, the federal prosecutor's office in Karlsruhe said.