April 27th, 2010
01:43 PM ET

Drug maker to pay $520 million fine for illegal marketing

Pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has agreed to pay a $520 million fine to settle claims that it illegally marketed its antipsychotic drug Seroquel, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

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April 27th, 2010
01:14 PM ET

Sports Update: Thunder try to put Kobe, Lakers on ropes

Chalk it up to being too young to know any better. The Thunder, the youngest team in the NBA with an average age of 23.1, have taken two straight over the defending champion Lakers to even their first-round series. Can the league’s leading scorer Kevin Durant and his band of playoff newbies put Kobe Bryant and Co. on the ropes as the series shifts back to Los Angeles? It’s just one of the day’s can’t-miss games as the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs, baseball, soccer and tennis fill a full sports dance card (all times Eastern).

Heat at Celtics (7 p.m., NBA TV). Dwyane Wade saved the Heat’s season with 46 points in Game 4. It may take another Herculean effort to keep Miami afloat; no team NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series.
Thunder-Lakers is tonight at 10:30 on TNT.

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April 27th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

WebPulse: Susan Powell, smallest horse, box jellyfish

Police thought they had possibly found the body of missing mom Susan Powell.

Susan Powell - The missing mother was a big topic of conversation on the web after police announced they had found a female body in rural Idaho and thought it could Susan Powell. Her name continued to trend, but sadly it wasn't because there was closure in the case - police now say they don't believe the body is her.

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April 27th, 2010
11:55 AM ET

Security Brief: ‘The Agency man' a natural for CIA's #2

No doubt about it, Michael Morell is an Agency man. As the CIA’s current Director for Intelligence, Morell has put in some 30 years and counting and has done an impressive job of climbing the ranks in the intelligence world while keeping critics at bay, no small feat in today’s controversial intelligence environment.

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April 27th, 2010
11:19 AM ET

Girl stung by venomous box jellyfish 'shouldn't be alive'

A biologist researches the lethal nature of the box jellyfish.

To call 10-year-old Rachel Shardlow a survivor is an understatement.

In December, the girl tangled with a box jellyfish, one of the world's most venomous creatures, in the Calliope River near Gladstone, Australia.

"Usually when you see people who have been stung by box jellyfish with that number of the tentacle contacts on their body, it's usually in a morgue," Jamie Seymour, a zoology and tropical ecology associate professor at James Cook University told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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April 27th, 2010
10:48 AM ET

Napolitano: 'Deep concerns' with Arizona immigration law

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she has "deep concerns" with a new Arizona law designed to crack down on illegal immigration.

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April 27th, 2010
10:43 AM ET

Defense attorney predicts decision next month in DC 5 case

A decision in the case of five American suspects facing trial in Pakistan on terrorism charges is expected within one month, the suspects' defense attorney told CNN Tuesday.

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April 27th, 2010
09:23 AM ET

On the Radar: Napolitano, mine safety, blogging death

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano will appear before a Senate panel Tuesday.

Napolitano hearing - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. ET Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third time. The latest hearing comes on the heels of the passage in Arizona of what some call the most extreme anti-immigrant law in the country.

West Virginia mining disaster - A day after coal-producing giant Massey Energy Co. defended its safety record following the worst U.S. mine disaster in decades, the nation's top mine safety official is expected to face tough questions at a Senate hearing Tuesday. The hearing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET.

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April 27th, 2010
09:12 AM ET

Indian diplomat accused of spying for Pakistan

India suspects one of its diplomats in Pakistan has been spying for Pakistani intelligence, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said Tuesday.

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April 27th, 2010
08:52 AM ET

N.C. interstate standoff ends, road being reopened

[Updated at 8:52 a.m.] A standoff on a North Carolina interstate that followed a police chase has ended, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 85 have reopened, and the northbound lanes will be reopened shortly, the patrol said about 8:45 a.m. ET. No additional details were immediately available.

The incident closed a two-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in both directions for more than three hours.

[Posted at 7:59 a.m.] All lanes of a major interstate bisecting North Carolina were closed Tuesday morning because of an apparent standoff following a police chase, authorities said, a move that could potentially affect thousands of rush-hour commuters.

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April 27th, 2010
08:12 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

9:30 am ET - Obama on financial reform - President Obama delivers remarks in the White House Rose Garden on financial reform after meeting with members of his debt commission.

10:00 am ET - Goldman Sachs on the hot seat - Executives from investment firm Goldman Sachs testify before a Senate committee about the company’s role in the financial crisis.

10:00 am ET - DHS overview hearing - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies at a Senate Judiciary committee hearing.

2:00 pm ET - Obama on energy and the economy - President Obama travels to Fort Madison, Iowa, to deliver remarks on energy and the economy at a Siemens Energy Inc facility, where employees make rotor blades for wind turbines.

2:00 pm ET - Mine safety hearing - Assistant Secretary Of Labor for Mine Safety And Health Joe Main will testify at the Senate’s first hearing on the fatal mine explosion in West Virginia.

5:35 pm ET - Obama's Iowa town hall meeting - President Obama holds a town hall-style meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa.


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April 27th, 2010
08:05 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Manuel Noriega

The former Panamanian dictator arrived Tuesday morning in France - where he was extradited to stand trial on charges that he laundered drug money. He spent more than 20 years in a U.S. federal prison.

U.S. forces removed the ex-dictator from office during the 1989 invasion of Panama. He eventually surrendered in January 1990 and was quickly escorted to the United States for civilian trial.

After his drug conviction, Noriega was given prisoner of war status. His federal sentence, originally for 30 years, ended in September 2007 after time off for good behavior.

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April 27th, 2010
07:58 AM ET

GM to add 1,600 jobs

General Motors will announce Tuesday that it will add 1,600 jobs as part of a $890 million upgrade of five plants in North America, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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April 27th, 2010
07:52 AM ET

Kandahar official slams U.N. withdrawal move

The head of Kandahar's provincial council slammed the U.N. decision to pull its local staff out of the southern Afghan region and is hoping the move will be reconsidered.

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April 27th, 2010
06:38 AM ET

Iranian opposition leaders call for election protest

Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi have called for demonstrations on June 12, the first anniversary of the disputed Iranian presidential elections, Karrubi's website said Tuesday.

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April 27th, 2010
06:13 AM ET

World update: Fists, eggs fly in Ukrainian parliament punch up

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:

Parliament scuffle - Lawmakers in Ukraine scuffled with each other, throwing punches and eggs, as parliament met Tuesday to ratify a treaty with Russia that extends the latter's military presence in the former Soviet Republic.  Someone set off a smoke bomb inside the building, while Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn sought refuge behind an umbrella as he was pelted with eggs.

Noriega extradition - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega arrived Tuesday morning in France, where he was extradited to stand trial on charges that he laundered drug money.

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April 27th, 2010
05:41 AM ET

Ousted Kyrgyz president charged with mass murder

The interim Kyrgyzstan government announced it has charged ousted leader Kurmanbek Bakiev.

Kyrgyzstan's interim government has brought charges of mass murder against ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev in absentia, an interim government official told reporters Tuesday.

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April 27th, 2010
05:35 AM ET

Tito Ortiz denies assaulting girlfriend Jenna Jameson

Sobbing before a row of cameras just hours after his release on bond on a domestic violence charge, mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz said Monday night he denied assaulting his girlfriend, former porn star Jenna Jameson.

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April 27th, 2010
03:23 AM ET

Talk show host apologizes for comments on Tim Tebow

A Boston sports talk show host has apologized for likening former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow's NFL draft-night party to a "Nazi rally."

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April 27th, 2010
02:08 AM ET

Report: Pre-trial hearing for actor Rip Torn pushed back

A pre-trial hearing for actor Rip Torn, scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until next month.

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