That is flashing across a number of wires right now. That could be what Obama has called the late night press conference to talk about.
Developing... (refresh for the latest)
Not only dead but the US has the body...
Dead for more then a week...
"?" removed; everyone on every network is reporting this...
Killing by a missile strike...
Killed by US strike...
Jim Hoft has the video (via) of one of the first announcements.
Family DNA used to identify...
Fox News, MSNBC, CNN...
NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal...
Not an air strike but shot in the head?
More saying shot in the head (via)
Be sure to see the round up at Instapundit.
Obama Confirms - United States operation killed Osama!
Obama streaming live
Obama ordered strike. Osama killed in fire fight.
Obama - "Justice has been done"
Osama killed in Pakistan, US in possession of his body.
Crowd gathering outside the White House, chanting patriotic songs...
Killed in Abbottabad (Pakistan) (via)
As to the people asking why they waited a week; you need to act on the intelligence you gather from the raid before announcing or the info will be worthless, and you also want to 'extra' confirm because if you announce prematurely and you are wrong they will 'pound' you for it...
Crowd outside White House sings National Anthem (video)
Obama's speech announcing Osama had been killed;
Quick thought; shoot out means that it was not quick. With an air strike you may have no warning before you die. A gun fight means he had some time to think about what was going down, knowing in the fleeting moments of his life that he would either be captured/humiliated/executed or shot dead in the attempt to capture him...
Travel waring; there could be some people itching for revenge after this news so we need to be extra vigilante for the next few days/week.
Photos from my friend Kristina who is at the White House
A few more at https://picasaweb.google.com/BermanPost.com/KrisDC?authkey=Gv1sRgCKTSjtGAq9b_zAE#
Some final thoughts for the night; good has triumphed over evil, a madman has been tossed onto the ash heap of history, the mastermind of the murder of three thousand innocent victims has been brought to justice, and the free people of the world can sleep a little more soundly tonight.