Bernie Madoff auction – A variety of ill-gotten goods can be yours this weekend as the U.S. Marshals Service in New York will auction off personal property belonging to Bernard and Ruth Madoff.
Bernie Madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence for a decades-long Ponzi scheme in which he bilked investors of billions of dollars.
The items for Saturday's auction were seized from his homes in New York City and Montauk, on Long Island.
Big-ticket items include a 10.5-carat diamond engagement ring, estimated to fetch as much as $350,000, and a Steinway and Sons grand piano that could bring in $16,000.
But the auction also features smaller, more personal items. A pair of black velveteen slippers, size 8.5, with red quilted lining and the initials "BLM" embroidered in gold thread, could catch the eye of collectors, as could rows of Mr. Casual Belgium shoes.
Obama in Japan – President Obama flew from Seoul, South Korea, to Yokohama, Japan, on Friday on the concluding leg of his tour of Asia.
He is attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which he hopes will be more fruitful than his talks with South Korea. The president failed to come away with a hoped-for free-trade agreement with Seoul.
Twenty-one countries form APEC, which focuses on economic coordination in the Asia-Pacific region.
After the conference, a leaders' retreat and a visit to the Great Buddha of Kamakura, the president will return to the United States on Sunday.
Original Apple to be auctioned – Christie's auction house in London, England, is selling one of the world's first personal computers – the Apple-1 – for an estimated $161,600 to $242,400.
Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the computer in 1976 in Jobs' family garage and sold it for $666.66.
It comes in an original box – with the return address pointing back to the garage – and features the original Apple logo, which showed Isaac Newton getting hit on the head with an Apple. It includes a signed note from Jobs.
The live and online auction is November 23.
Search for North Carolina girl could be over – People following the Zahra Baker case are awaiting word of a major development. Authorities investigating the disappearance of the 10-year-old North Carolina girl have recovered "evidence that could provide valuable information" in the case, police said Thursday.
The authorities won't say whether what they found was human tissue, but sources at the scene told "In Session's" Jean Casarez that searchers found human remains and the medical examiner was called to the scene near Hickory, North Carolina.
Police launched a search for the girl October 9 but said no one other than a family member has reported seeing her since September 25 when a woman noticed her at a furniture store.