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"Fearless Felix"

A death-defying skydive free fall gets held up by the wind.

"Fearless Felix" was set to try to become the first person to break the sound barrier with just his body.

Felix Baumgartner had just entered his capsule. In preparation for the record-setting attempt when his crew called it off.

The 55-story helium balloon that was to take him to the stratosphere is so delicate it can only take flight in winds of two miles per hour or less.

He's not discouraged, saying, "I just love to be near the sky, that is my second home, that is where I belong."

A cold front is bringing more wind to the Roswell, New Mexico area.  We're told the launch window will not reopen before Thursday.

Jerry Sandusky Sentencing

Child molester Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars. The former assistant Penn State coach sexually abused ten boys over 15 years.

He still denies it.

But the judge pronounced sentence Tuesday morning, three of his victims addressed the court, fighting back tears as they described their emotional wounds.

Sandusky also spoke, saying what he was convicted of was "disgusting." The lead prosecutor called Sandusky's speech "ridiculous".

Sandusky is 68-years-old.

The judge sentenced him to serve between 30 and 60 years.

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