- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president.
- Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul come out on top at the Ames Straw Poll.
- Suspected Norway shooter Anders Behring Breivik reconstructs his killing spree for the police.
- "Pakistan allowed Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples from the top-secret stealth helicopter that US special forces left behind when they killed Osama bin Laden."
- Car bomb explodes next to a convoy containing the governor of the Philippine province Maguindanao.
- Mississippi Supreme Court suspends county judge for "statements in open court encouraging others to engage in vigilante justice."