Fantasia Barrino gives birth to a boy

Fantasia Barrino's publicist says the singer gave birth to a son Tuesday in North Carolina. more

Christiane Amanpour to juggle both ABC, CNN gigs

CNN says it has reached an agreement with ABC that will allow Christiane Amanpour to work on programs for both U.S. networks. more

Renewable energy to power tiny island completely

The tiny South Pacific island nation of Tokelau plans to switch entirely to renewable energy, an official said. more

Time's 'Person of the Year': The Protester

Time magazine Wednesday named "The Protester" as its 2011 Person of the Year. more

Interest rates will remain low, for now

The Federal Reserve voiced an odd sentiment Tuesday, but one that has been building steam: The U.S. economy is making moderate gains. more

Bill Johnson, Alabama ex-politician, caught up in sperm donation scandal

A married man who ran for governor in Alabama as a conservative Christian acknowledges he donated sperm to lesbian couples in New Zealand. more

Charlie Sheen's new show picked up in Canada

Bell Media says it has acquired the Canadian rights to Charlie Sheen's new half-hour comedy "Anger Management" from Lionsgate distributor Debmar-Mercury. more

Ipad 3 rumors indicate tablets may debut in February

A technology industry analyst said U.S. technology giant Apple could launch the third generation iPad by February. more

Gus Malzahn heading to Arkansas State

Gus Malzahn, most recently offensive coordinator at Auburn, has been hired to be the head football coach at Arkansas State. more

NTSB: cell phone ban while driving necessary

Any type of cellphone use while driving, including with hands-free devices, is too dangerous to be permitted, a U.S. federal agency said, urging a total ban. more

Rooney Mara's 'Dragon Tattoo' release date bumped

The Hollywood version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" will be released in U.S. theaters a day earlier than planned, Sony Pictures announced Tuesday. more

Katie Couric and boyfriend Brooks Perlin split

A friend of Katie Couric says the U.S. broadcast journalist has broken up with Brooks Perlin, her boyfriend of five years. more

Kyoto Protocal Conference: Canada backs out, Greenpeace responds

Greenpeace slammed Canada for pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, describing the move as a death sentence on the world imposed by an oil-rich country. more

James Harrison suspended for hit on McCoy

Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison has been suspended for one game by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy. more

Flu vaccine numbers up in children

Flu immunization rates in children are up this year compared with last but have remained the same in adults, government officials reported. more

Stocks up in advance of Federal announcement

Stocks on Wall Street rose Tuesday in advance of an interest rate decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve expected in the afternoon. more

Hulk Hogan suing ex-wife for defamation in new memoir

Former pro wrestling champ Hulk Hogan has sued his ex-wife in Florida court over allegedly false tales contained in her new book. more

Mikhail Prokhorov announces run for Russian president

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he is running for president of Russia, taking on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next year's election. more

Karen Swift, missing Tennessee mom, found dead

A body found in a rural area during the weekend was that of a missing Tennessee mother of four, authorities confirmed Monday. more

God particle glimpsed, but not discovered

U.S. and European scientists say they may have caught a glimpse of Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle," but have stopped short of claiming the discovery. more

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