Airline security - All flights entering the United States will be subjected to a new level of security screening following the failed Christmas Day attack, officials will announce Friday. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will announce details of the new screening procedures, which are expected to be based on "real-time, threat-based intelligence." We'll break down the new procedures and bring you any reaction after the announcement.
iPad Eve - Apple's highly anticipated tablet-style computer will be available tomorrow, so to help you out, we'll be bringing you a slew of content related to the new product - either to show you what you're about to get or to help you make the decision. Before you wake up early tomorrow to brave the now regularly wrapping lines around Apple stores for a new product, take a look at the latest reviews we've compiled.
New photos released Friday show what the U.S. Navy says is the aftermath of suspected pirates attacking a Sierra Leone-flagged tanker this week in the Somali Basin.
The confrontation between the MV Evita and two suspected pirate skiffs was disrupted by the U.S. Navy destroyer, USS Farragut, according to the U.S Navy. The suspected bandits‚Äô ‚Äúmother skiff‚ÄĚ was destroyed and sunk.
The Federal Aviation Administration is changing a generations-old policy banning pilots from taking antidepressants, saying the new policy will improve safety by bringing to the surface pilots who either ignore signs of depression or lie about their use of medication for fear of losing their licenses to fly.
The Major League Baseball All-Star player and his wife have come to terms with their son's Asperger's Syndrome. In their new book, "The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey With Asperger's Syndrome," the Schillings explain what happened when their fourth child was diagnosed with the neurological disorder that is a form of high-functioning autism.
Shonda Schilling told The Philadelphia Inquirer that by age 7, their son Grant was defiant, unreasonable and uncontrollable. He didn't want to be touched or hugged. He wouldn't look other people in the eye. While Shonda was trying to cope, Curt was on the road, pitching for the Boston Red Sox.
"I had no clue," Curt Schilling said of the struggles.
The World Series champion told the newspaper, "When I was around [Grant] for 24 hours, I was like, 'Who the hell is this kid? This is not mine.' But you start to understand everything is different. Everything I thought about raising a child and being a man and parenting a boy goes out the window when you realize what Asperger's is and how different and in a great, unique and cool way Asperger's can be."
Friday is the third annual World Autism Awareness Day.
10:00 am ET - Pentagon briefing - ¬†U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William Webster speaks to reporters on the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq, troop levels in Afghanistan and other Army issues.
10:00 am ET - NASA shuttle update briefing - NASA officials update reporters on Monday‚Äôs planned launch of space shuttle Discovery.
11:00 am ET - Commemoration of the Passion -¬†Pope Benedict XVI leads the commemoration of the Passion at the Vatican.
12:00 pm ET - Obama talks jobs -¬†President Obama travels to Charlotte, North Carolina, to talk about jobs at the Celgard battery plant.
3:00 pm ET - Ways of the Cross¬†procession -¬†Pope Benedict XVI leads the Via Cricus procession for the traditional Stations of the Cross ceremony in Rome.
Tens of thousands of people in Iraq began an informal, non-binding vote Friday that could influence the decision on who will be the country's new prime minister.
Gaza air strikes - Israeli jets launched eight air strikes early Friday on Gaza, Palestinian officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.¬†
¬†Afghanistan Karzai ¬†- Just days after a meeting U.S. President Barack Obama, Afghan President Hamid Karzai castigated the international community for meddling in national elections, saying it was foreigners - not his supporters - who are responsible for widespread fraud.¬†
As the Pentagon tries to move forward with studying the effects of repealing the ban on openly gay troops serving in the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is finding hurdles at almost every corner. FULL POST
President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao discussed Iran's nuclear program, developing bilateral relations and ways to implement economic growth during an hour-long phone conversation from Air Force One on Thursday.