And our next American Idol is..: The judges may have sung the praises of David Archuleta on Tuesday night's face off, but it was David Cook who was crowned this year's American Idol. Cook won by 12 million votes of the 97.5 million cast.
Ted Kennedy wants wife to take his senate seat: Senator Ted Kennedy left a Boston hospital yesterday after being diagnosed with brain cancer and returned to his home in Hyannis Port, where he went for an afternoon sailboat ride with his wife Vicki. According to confidantes, Senator Kennedy allegedly said he wants his wife to take his place in the senate when he is no longer able to continue working.
Quitting smoking is contagious: Smokers are more likely to stop smoking if their spouse, friend or co-worker kick the unhealthy habit, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. People tend to extinguish cigarettes in groups, and those who feel ostracized in their social relationships tend to eventually quit.
19-year-old wins $35 million Powerball: Jonathan Vargas said a "voice in his head" led him to play the lottery after he noticed his birthday as the expiration date on a juice bottle. The 19-year-old picked the winning numbers based on the ages of his family members and won the $35 million Powerball jackpot.