6:11 p.m. ET: ABC News EXCLUSIVE: Sandusky trial will open with bombshell. Prosecutors plan to allege that the former Penn State assistant football coach wrote “creepy” love letters to a victim. Read the full story HERE.
5:43 p.m. ET: This is still just preliminary, but whatever Scott Walker’s fate, President Obama may drag some bragging rights out of the Wisconsin governor’s recall election.
ABC’s Gary Lager notes that voters in preliminary exit poll results today say they favor Obama over Mitt Romney in November’s presidential election by a slight 6-point margin (51-45 percent). Read his full story HERE.
4:34 p.m. ET: BREAKING: A top al Qaeda leader and longtime Osama Bin Laden confidant Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a U.S. drone strike Monday morning in Pakistan, according to several U.S. officials.
3:33 p.m. ET:Do NOT stare at the sun, but at 6:09 p.m. ET, we lowly earthlings will be treated to a transit of Venus – the heavens aligning so that the small black disc of the planet Venus marches slowly across the face of the sun.
The transit will lasts about six hours and 40 minutes (times vary by a few minutes depending on your location).
ABC’s Ned Potter offers tips for how to SAFELY watch the event HERE. Once again, we do not condone sun-staring.
12:23 p.m. ET: Leave it to Hollywood to discover a new way to take vitamins — by tapping a vein.
ABC’s Cecilia Vega reports that more exhausted people are heading to private clinics and getting hooked up to a vitamin I.V. for their energy-boosting cocktail infusion. The technique was fueled, in part, by a photo that pop star Rihanna tweeted last month with her arm hooked up to an intravenous drip. Turns out she was enjoying the so-called “party-girl drip.”
Oh they make it seem so easy.
10:22 a.m. ET: Even Elmo can’t escape charges of corruption in Pakistan.
ABC’s Muhammad Lila reports that the United States has cancelled funding for a $20 million project that brought Sesame Street to Pakistan after allegations that funds were being misused by a Pakistani puppet theater.
9:35 a.m. ET: ABC’s Michael Falcone and Amy Walker iron out the madness of Wisconsin politics in today’s edition of The Note:
TOTAL RECALL: Today, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could become just the third governor in U.S. history to be removed from office in the middle of a term. Or, he just might hold on to his job. Polls show a conservative electorate in keeping with the state’s 2010 trend, and Democrats and labor activists have privately lowered expectations. Democrats could seize control of the state senate, but in order to repeal Walker’s budget and bargaining reforms, they’ll need to win the governor’s mansion, too.