Egypt developments - Thousands of outraged protesters on Friday are packing Cairo's Tahrir Square and moving on government buildings in Suez after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak failed to resign as expected.
Mubarak remains the titular head of his country, but little else is clear.
He delegated most of his powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman, whom he appointed just last week.
The Egyptian Constitution reserves three particular powers for the president alone - they cannot be delegated to the vice president. Those are the right to dismiss parliament, to request constitutional amendments and to alter the structure of the government.
Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Sameh Shoukry, told CNN that while Mubarak was by law still the president, Suleiman was now "the de facto president."
Some protesters say they fear a bloodbath, and Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei tweeted after Mubarak's speech that Egypt would "explode."
Sentencing in Chandra Levy case - Prosecutors say the man who killed intern Chandra Levy should spend the rest of his life in prison.
Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, is scheduled to be sentenced in D.C. Superior Court. He faces a minimum of 30 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life.
Levy, a 24-year-old California native, was in Washington working as an intern for the Bureau of Prisons when she was last seen on May 1, 2001. Her skull was found in May 2002 in Washington's Rock Creek Park. But police didn't arrest Guandique until February 2009. He had been serving a 10-year sentence for attacking two other women in the park and had reportedly spoken about killing Levy.
Levy and then-U.S. Rep. Gary Condit, D-California, had an affair before her disappearance. Condit was never a suspect in the case, but he was questioned intensively for details about Levy's whereabouts.
GOP contenders at conservative conference - Friday is the second day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, three days of speeches, strategy sessions and after-hours networking.
Republican 2012 presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty make remarks Friday. Sen. Ron Paul also speaks, and the Tea Party holds a luncheon forum.
Fifteen Republicans are on this year's CPAC presidential straw poll ballot, including one whom Republicans consider a rock star: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who says he has no interest in running.
Balloting will be open to the 11,000 conference attendees until Friday evening, and the results will be revealed Saturday.
Gibbs' last day - Friday is Robert Gibbs' final day as White House press secretary. Gibbs leaves his position to become a Democratic consultant.
Jay Carney, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, will succeed Gibbs at the lectern.
Gibbs announced his decision in January. He will continue as an adviser to the president after leaving the White House.