Toddlers to be laid to rest - A funeral will be held for Ja'Van, above, left,Â and Devean Duley, the 1- and 2-year-olds found dead in the Edisto RiverÂ near Orangeburg, South Carolina. The boys' mother, Shaquan Duley, 29, is accused of smothering them, putting them into car seats and sinking the car into the river.
"This Just In" editor Mallory Simon and CNN.com associate producer Sean O'Key are on the ground in Orangeburg. The pair went to the Trumps InnÂ and took a look at Room 31, where the boys were allegedly killed. Motel manager Renu Patel, a mother herself, told Simon the room hasn't been cleaned since police searched it. Patel and her staff can't bear to go inside, she said.
'Clef for prez? - Hip-hopper Wyclef Jean will learnÂ Friday if he eligible to run for president of Haiti. Jean said even if he is not permitted to run, he will continue to rally Haiti's youth for education reform. On Thursday, President Rene Preval met with Jean to discuss threats made against the entertainer since he declared his candidacy.
Aussies to cast ballots - Pollsters are predicting a dead heat in Saturday's elections to determine the next Australian leader. Prime Minister Julia Gillard of the left-of-center Labor Party told a local television station there is "a very, very real risk" her conservative opponent, Tony Abbott, could win.
Meanwhile, a clairvoyant saltwater crocodile named Harry, who picked Spain to win the World Cup, indicates Gillard will keep her seat.
Mideast peace talks could resume - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to announce that the Palestinian Authority is prepared to return to the table with Israel. Sources said President Obama could invite both parties to Washington next month. The peace talks have been deadlocked since December 2008 after Israel launched a military offensive against Hamas in Gaza.
A decision on who will be eligible to run for president in Haiti has been postponed until Friday, leaving hip hop artist Wyclef Jean and the other presidential hopefuls in limbo, said Berto Dorce, Jean's lawyer.
[Update 9:12] Wyclef Jean announced his candidacy for Haiti's presidency Thursday on CNN's "Larry King Live."
[Original post] Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has resigned as chairman of Yele Haiti, the foundation he started to raise awareness of his homeland, said a statement from the foundation Thursday.
Jean, who was one of the first celebrities to offer aid after the devastating January 12 earthquake, said he will announce his candidacy for Haiti's presidency Thursday on CNN's "Larry King Live."
Wyclef Jean will announce exclusively on CNN's "Larry King Live" Thursday night that he intends to run for president of Haiti, a source close to the Haitian recording artist said Tuesday.
Jean has been an outspoken proponent of Haiti through his Yele Foundation and was one of the first celebrities to offer aid after the devastating earthquake there in January. He told CNN late last month that he has filled out the necessary paperwork to make a run at the country's highest office.
Jean, who was born in Haiti, shot to fame in the mid-1990s as a member of The Fugees, a U.S.-based hip-hop and reggae group. He performs now as a solo artist.