- Voters are split on who won the Biden v. Ryan debate, a stark contrast to how many viewed the first Obama v. Romney debate. Sarah Palin spoke out about who she thought won the debate, using typical Alaskan imagery.
- Stacey Dash is feeling the heat after endorsing Romney. The actress has been receiving a flood of racist and sexist tweets since her endorsement of the GOP presidential nominee.
- The U.S. has offered transportation and medical treatment for Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban. Pakistan has yet to respond to the offer.
- NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered a new kind of rock on Mars. The highly fractionated alkalic rock type is found in rift zones on Earth.
- The European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize. At least it wasn't the Nobel Prize for economics…
- Contract fraud resulted in the U.S. being sold bogus protection in Afghanistan.
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