Here are some of the stories that will be making news later today:
More child advocacy groups are piling on against Madonna's petition to adopt a four-year-old girl from Malawi. New critics are now accusing the singer of using her money and celebrity status to manipulate the adoption process. A court will decide Friday if Madonna can adopt the little girl whose mother died in childbirth.
New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is scheduled to appear in court today in his gun possession case. Law enforcement officials are reportedly considering a plea deal, but say any agreement would require him to serve jail time. Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg with an unlicensed handgun at a Manhattan nightclub last fall.
And President Obama's second pick for Health and Human Services Secretary makes her Senate debut. The Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pension's Committee will hold a hearing on Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius nomination. Sebelius is expected to face questions regarding her pro-choice views.