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.
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 leagueâ€™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? Itâ€™s just one of the dayâ€™s canâ€™t-miss games as the NHLâ€™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 Heatâ€™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.
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.
No doubt about it, Michael Morell is an Agency man. As the CIAâ€™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 todayâ€™s controversial intelligence environment.
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.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she has "deep concerns" with a new Arizona law designed to crack down on illegal immigration.
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.
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.
[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.
9:30 am ET - Obama on financial reform -Â 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 -Â Executives from investment firm Goldman Sachs testify before a Senate committee about the companyâ€™s role in the financial crisis.
10:00 am ET - DHS overview hearing -Â Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies at a Senate Judiciary committee hearing.
2:00 pm ET - Obama on energy and the economy -Â 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 -Â Assistant Secretary Of Labor for Mine Safety And Health Joe Main will testify at the Senateâ€™s first hearing on the fatal mine explosion in West Virginia.
5:35 pm ET - Obama's Iowa town hall meeting -Â President Obama holds a town hall-style meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa.
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 givenÂ prisoner of warÂ status. His federal sentence, originally for 30 years, ended in September 2007 after time off for good behavior.
Iranian opposition leaders Mir HosseinÂ Moussavi and MehdiÂ KarrubiÂ have called for demonstrations on June 12, the first anniversary of the disputed Iranian presidential elections, Karrubi's website said Tuesday.
An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:
Parliament scuffleÂ - Lawmakers in Ukraine scuffledÂ 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.Â Someone set off a smoke bomb inside the building, while Speaker VolodymyrÂ 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.
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.
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."
A pre-trial hearing for actor Rip Torn, scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until next month.