Missing girl's medical records sought – North Carolina authorities have been in contact with Zahra Baker's biological mother in Australia and have asked for the medical records of the missing 10-year-old girl. Officials did not specify what kind of medical records they were seeking. Dental records are sometimes used to identify a body.
Although authorities believe Zahra is dead, her remains have not been found. Burke County Sheriff John McDevitt has said that Zahra's disappearance is being investigated as a homicide. CNN will watch for updates and bring you any new information available.
Tylenol's headaches – Johnson & Johnson reported a sales drop in its third quarter Tuesday, saying that successive recalls of its over-the-counter drugs have "significantly impacted" its business.
The maker of Benadryl and Tylenol has added another popular over-the-counter drug to its growing list of recalled products. The latest recall affects Tylenol 8-hour caplets in 50-count bottles, sold in the United States and Puerto Rico. The lot number is BCM155. Complaints of a musty or moldy odor led to the recall, McNeil Consumer Healthcare said. The company said it believes the odor is due to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.
Lessons from the Gulf oil disaster – Wednesday marks six months since the beginning of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and there is still much debate about what the United States has or hasn't learned about this disaster.
CNN.com's John Sutter looks at any lessons discovered as well as legislation aimed at prevention, at preparation for another such spill and at the continuing dependence on oil and fossil fuels.
Tea Party as a key Senate bloc? – The proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is one way to describe the 2010 election – especially when explaining the complicated alliance between Tea Party activists and the Republican establishment. These two former enemies – remember the contentious and divisive primary season – are united in the common goal of trying to defeat Democrats on November 2. Look ahead to the next day, and there is a good chance the alliance will begin to show cracks should Tea Party candidates score big wins – especially those running for Senate.
As many as eight Tea Party candidates could be coming to Washington in January. If they win, the new lawmakers immediately would become an influential voting bloc with other GOP senators aligning themselves with this group. Mark Preston, CNN's senior political editor, looks at what impact the Tea Party might have on the Senate.