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Palin's e-mail hacker sentenced to go to prison or halfway house

A 22 year old former University of Tennessee student was sentenced Friday, to a year and one day for hacking into Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account during the 2008 presidential campaign.

MSNBC/ Associated Press reported that the judge recommend that David Kernell be sent to a halfway house instead of prison. He said Kernell should also get mental health treatment based on the defense statements he gave Friday about having depression since the age of 11.

According to, Kernell's reason behind hacking into Palin's personal e-mail was to "derail" her vice presidential campaign.

Kernell found nothing that could help. He only found things which he said would not " 'derail her campaign as I had hoped, all I saw was personal stuff, some clerical stuff from when she was governor ... And pictures of her family ... I read everything, every little Blackberry confirmation ... all the pictures, and there was nothing...'."

Prosecutors wanted Kernell to serve 18 months in prison but the judge rejected the idea. At the moment, Kernell is not serving the sentence yet as the Bureau of Prison is still deciding the location of where Kernell should be confined.

Iranian President Ahmadinejad talks "nuclear"

Iranian President Ahmadinejad is saying that he is ready for talks about the nuclear program with the West.

According to MSNBC, the West and UN is afraid that the nuclear program that Iran is using for peaceful reason could possibly be used to make their own nuclear weapons.

As mentioned on, it's been since October 2009 since Iran has talked to the "P5 plus one group" which consists of the five permanent UN Security Council members: United States, Britain, China, Russia and France.

They all believe that Iran is holding back but Iran is saying that they are open to talks coming next month.

12 Dead in a Bus Crash in Germany

A Polish holiday bus lost control and drove into a column of a bridge killing 12 people, which included the driver, and severally injuring 19.

According to the bus was on route from Spain to Poland when the accident occurred.

As reported by MSNBC, "Arne Feuring, president of police in Frankfurt an der Oder" had said that authorities believed that the bus crashed in a car "that was merging on to the highway and then slammed into a pylon of an overpass".

The Pope Visits Britain

The Pope's visit to Britain was in light of the sex abuse scandals involving priests and children from the past and the recent occurrences of the church sex abuse scandals.

According to the Pioneer Press, the Pope met with 5 individuals that were victims of past sex abuse from their priests and had apologized to them.

CNN reports that the Pope views this scandal as an issue that is "'seriously undermines the moral credibility of church leaders.'"

In light of the visit, the Pope held a mass at Westminster Cathedral and expressed his praises to Britain for standing up against the Nazi's on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britian.