Twitter is freaking out right now over news that Osama bin Laden is dead. Jill Jackson, a producer for CBS News, seems to have broken the story on her feed. Major news organizations like The New York Times and CNN have confirmed it. President Obama has called a news conference. Up-to-the-minute updates after the jump.
UPDATE 12: CNN reports that bin Laden has been buried at sea.
UPDATE 11: Someone has mapped the compound where bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad, Pakistan, north of the capital.
UPDATE 10: The New York Times has a 5,000-word Osama bin Laden obituary up.
UPDATE 9: Obama: "Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan." Watch the full announcement here.
UPDATE 8: 11:35 p.m. ET The president approaches the podium to deliver his announcement. It's Obama-official: bin Laden is dead.
UPDATE 7: President Obama is almost one hour late for his announced remarks. They will be worth the wait.
UPDATE 6: John King confirms his death at 11:15 p.m. ET, via an official White House memo. It calls for heightened terror alert state. Adjust your Facebook privacy settings accordingly.