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Arkansas Mom Fails to Sell Baby's Name on eBay

After five auctions eBay, Lavonne Drummond, 36, saw a winning bid of $6,800 dashed Tuesday when a producer at an Internet radio talk show told the mother of six that he had no intention of paying for the naming rights of her seventh child.

Yahoo to Launch Arabic Portal

U.S. internet powerhouse Yahoo said on Tuesday it is acquiring Maktoob.com, one of the Arab world's largest online portals, in a bid to tap into the Arab region, making Yahoo available in Arabic.

Dire Warning in H1N1 Fight

Health and human services secretary warns that school closings won't stop spread of H1N1 | VIDEO | COVERAGE

It Worked vs. It Went Too Far

CIA interrogation probe reignites national security debate on the effectiveness of the agency's tactics | VIDEO

$9T in the Hole (give or take a few trillion)

White House projects 10-year cumulative budget deficit at more than $9 trillion, but Congressional Budget Office pegs it at $7 trillion — either way, it's big | VIDEO

Mayor of New Jersey Town Vows to Fight Qaddafi Visit

The mayor of a New Jersey town where Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi plans to stay when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly next month says the 'terrorist' should reconsider.

S. Korea Launches Its First Rocket, Satellite Fails

South Korea's first rocket blasted off into space Tuesday following an aborted attempt last week and just months after its rival North Korea drew international ire for its own launch.

Walmart Near Civil War Battlefield Wins OK

Officials in central Virginia approved a Walmart Supercenter early Tuesday near one of the nation's most important Civil War battlefields, a proposal that had stirred opposition by preservationists and hundreds of historians.

Source: Michael Jackson's Death Ruled a Homicide

A search warrant shows Michael Jackson had lethal levels of propofol in his system when he died, the Associated Press reported.