Labour increased its majority in the Cardiff South and Penarth byelection, with the Tories and Liberal Democrats losing ground.
The BBC will pay £185,000 in damages to Lord McAlpine following the Newsnight broadcast on 2 November that wrongly linked the former Conservative party treasurer to historic allegations child sexual abuse.
The home secretary, Theresa May, faces a lengthy legal battle to overturn this week's ruling by British judges that the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada should not be sent back to Jordan to face trial.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 22, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, to life in prison.
Beverly Stricklin stood with hundreds of others in a line outside a Coney Island church on Saturday night.
Former CIA chief David Petraeus was said Monday to be "devastated" by the scandal-tainted collapse of his career, as those around his former lover warned of more to "come out" regarding the affair.
President Barack Obama used the first weekly radio address of his second term Saturday to vow that he would stick to an election promise to raise tax contributions from the richest Americans to tackle the "fiscal cliff".
The full scale of the devastation caused by the "once in a lifetime" storm that smashed into the United States eastern seaboard began to emerge on Tuesday, after its hurricane-force winds and devastating floods left 8.2 million people without power, claimed at least 48 lives and left New York at a standstill.
Barack Obama received a pre-election boost on Friday when the latest economic figures showed a higher-than-expected rise in growth as both the Democratic and Republican teams stepped up efforts to break the deadlock before November 6.