- Venezuela’s electoral authority has declared Nicolas Maduro the winner of the presidential election. Chavez’s hand-picked successor narrowly beat Henry Capriles, who has demanded a recount.
- Inmates at Guantanamo Bay have clashed with guards after communal housing was ended at one of the camps.
- Global military expenditure dropped in 2012 for the first time in over a decade, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
- The LAPD will no longer provide the media immediate information on celebrity “swatting” cases.
- At least 32 people have been killed in coordinated attacks in Iraq.
- Scientists have created a functioning lab grown kidney that produces urine when transplanted into animals.
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