Dr. Laura to call it quits - Embattled radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger says she will not renew her contract that is up at the end of the year, telling CNN's "Larry King Live" she wants to "regain my First Amendment rights."
Schlessinger, 63, has been under fire for using the N-word repeatedly during an on-air conversation last week with a caller.
South Carolina mom in court - Shaquan Duley wanted to be free, police say. That is why, they say, she pressed her bare hands over her children's faces, two little boys, and smothered them. That is why she allegedly placed their bodies into her Chrysler sedan and sent the car into the black water of South Carolina's Edisto River. CNN.com's Ashley Fantz takes a look at Duley, who is due to make her first court appearance Wednesday.
Blagojevich verdict - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared vindicated after a jury in a federal corruption trial was reportedly one vote short of convicting him of attempting to sell a U.S. Senate seat. Prosecutors said they will retry Blagojevich and will meet next week to decide their next move.
Blagojevich was found guilty Tuesday of lying to the FBI but escaped convictions on 23 other counts in a trial seen as a partial victory for the former governor. The jury, which deliberated for 14 days, said it was hung on 23 counts against him and on the counts against the former governor's brother, Robert Blagojevich.
BP and Gulf oil claims - BP has picked Wednesday as the deadline for accepting claims from people and businesses affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. After then, the oil giant will direct people to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, led by attorney Kenneth Feinberg. Feinberg is charged with independently administering the $20 billion escrow account established by BP to compensate for damage caused by the Gulf disaster.