Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to serve three years in prison "for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002." the Associated Press writes.
Johann Sebastian Bach's music is known for its symmetrical structure and mathematical patterns. But pianist Simone Dinnerstein thinks Bach's deviations from those patterns are what make the music so compelling.
Politicians in some developing countries are encouraging borrowers not to repay their loans. And a few studies have cast doubt on the benefits of lending small amounts of money to very poor people -- a practice that has long been held up as one of the most promising ways to help people work their way out of profound poverty.