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A jury has reached a verdict in the manslaughter trial of Doctor Conrad Murray August the second day of deliberation. Marie is facing involuntary manslaughter charges for the pop icons death in 2009. He's accused of giving Jackson a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic -- -- -- BC news now will bring you the verdict live when it is announced at 4 PM eastern time. Penn state university is reeling from a sex abuse scandal a former football coach has been indicted for allegedly -- underage boys. Two other college officials did not report the incident to police have been fired. He BC Scott Goldberg has the story. The football program at Penn State is so successful and stable that mere talk of changing the trim on players' uniforms caused the controversy. Allegations of child sex abuse are seismic. I'm sorry Jerry -- -- is refusing to comment on charges he abused eight boys over a fifteen year period a period that includes his time is an assistant coach when he drew up the defensive schemes that helped Penn State win two national titles. Send -- was once considered a possible successor to legendary head coach Joseph Paterno ABC TJ Winick confronted him this weekend in this ABC news exclusive. Can you tell us if you had. Any inappropriate relations with young boys sir you didn't hear what I said I said I -- I've been advised -- -- -- following orders and I am not. -- to making any statement. Overnight the scandal forced to top university officials to step down athletic director Tim Curley and senior VP Gary Schultz both charged with covering up the sex crimes. -- dusty who says he's innocent is accused of meeting the boys through a charity he started for at risk children. The grand jury indictment says in 2002. Three years after send us he retired a graduate assistant said he saw send -- having sex with a boy who appeared to be as young as ten. In the showers at the team's practice center. That assistant told head coach Paterno and Paterno passed the information on to campus officials. Paterno has not been charged with any wrongdoing he released a statement saying he did what he was supposed to do. But still some wonder if the head coach -- won more games than any other head coach in division one history. Should've done more. Scott Goldberg ABC news New York. One European prime minister is stepping down and by day's -- another could do the same over the growing European debt crisis. Despite winning a confidence vote in -- -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has agreed to resign. His resignation will clear the way for agrees to receive bail -- money but. -- and -- coinciding with alarm in Italy which itself is edging towards Steve fault. Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is being pressured to resign and make way for a new government. Private services will be held for the legendary sixty minutes commentator Andy Rooney -- died on Friday at a New York hospital while recovering from surgery. Month ago he signed off after delivering his 1097. Commentary on sixty minutes CBS is planning to hold a public memorial. -- rating was 92 years. Just eight weeks away from the first presidential primaries there still is no clear GOP front runner Mitt Romney is still hanging on to a slightly. -- -- BC news Washington Post poll out today is shedding new light on just why he has yet to pull away from the other candidates. ABC's Karen Travers has more. Slow and steady that could be the magic formula for Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination. New ABC news Washington Post poll found that Republicans overwhelmingly. Say that Romney's the candidate that has the best chance to -- President Obama. But just 24%. Actually want him to be the Republican nominee in good chunk of the people who say that they're gonna vote for Mitt Romney today. Also say they can change their mind as -- why can't Romney's -- deal. Health care Republicans strongly oppose the law he put into place when he was governor of Massachusetts. The one that his opponents say is just like president Obama's health care bill. Nearly half of all Republicans in this new polls say the law makes them less likely to vote for Romney. Second ranked opponent Democrat antagonism. -- When there's a question about whether you're running for the White House are running for the Waffle House you've got a real problem with the American people. The legal seems to have stock. When it comes to who Republicans say is most honest and trustworthy Ronnie trails her maintained even after -- spent a week responding to sexual harassment allegations. We are getting -- back on message that it is. Needs don't always. Negron is campaigning in Iowa today just his third stop there since he announced his candidacy. It's another sign -- teen -- is taking Iowa much more seriously. And trying to neutralize Rick Perry's aggressive efforts there. Karen Travers ABC news Washington. 84 woman is accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment. The woman is expected to come -- today she is being represented by high profile attorney Gloria Allred. Three other women have accused the presidential candidate of harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Association. -- has denied all the allegations and -- over the weekend that he will not be answering any more questions on the matter.

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