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October 26th, 2009
12:10 PM ET
October 26th, 2009
09:39 AM ET

The Legend Lives On: Jackson's estate raking in millions

Michael Jackson's new CD goes on sale today, and on Wednesday a documentary about his final days – with footage of his last rehearsals – debuts around the world.

The CD and the film are both called "This Is It." They're expected to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars for Jackson's estate.

As Kareen Wynter reports – Michael Jackson may be gone, but his legend lives on.

Filed under: Entertainment • The Legend Lives On
October 26th, 2009
09:28 AM ET

Pilots of wayward flight talk to NTSB

Washington (CNN) - Federal investigators have interviewed the pilots of a Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last week, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said on Sunday.

The NTSB also said that flight attendants might be interviewed on Monday, and that it would not release further information for now.

Northwest Flight 188, carrying 144 people and five crew members, flew past Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during a mysterious 78 minutes of radio silence beginning about 7:56 p.m. ET Wednesday while en route from San Diego, California.

The Airbus 320 was over the Denver, Colorado, area when the radio silence began. Air traffic controllers re-established radio contact after the plane had flown about 150 miles past its destination.

Read the full story »

Filed under: Airline safety
October 26th, 2009
08:00 AM ET

Man joins Army to get health insurance for sick wife

One reason the health care debate has become so emotional is that for many people, it's personal.

Something like a pre-existing condition can mean the only way to get medical coverage is through your job, and in this economy, that's put some families in a tough spot.

If you lose your job, what can you do?

One man joined the Army to make sure his wife would be covered. Our Jason Carroll has their story.

Filed under: Health
October 26th, 2009
06:43 AM ET

PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter

Editor's Note: is a project of the St. Petersburg Times that aims to help you find the truth in politics. Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times examine statements by members of Congress, the president, etc. They research their statements and then rate the accuracy on their Truth-O-Meter.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs fires back at Cheney over troop levels in Afghanistan

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fired back at former Vice President Dick Cheney over troop levels in Afghanistan."]

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fired back at former Vice President Dick Cheney the day after Cheney said President Obama "seems afraid to make a decision" about a general's public plea for 40,000 more U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

"The White House must stop dithering while America's armed forces are in danger," Cheney said in a speech at the Center for Security Policy on Oct. 21.

In his daily press briefing the next day, Gibbs said Cheney's comments were "curious" given that "the vice president was for seven years not focused on Afghanistan."

And, Gibbs said, the comments were "even more curious given the fact that (a request for) an increase in troops sat on desks in this White House, including the vice president's, for more than eight months, a resource request filled by President Obama in March."

Gibbs is referring here to a request for additional troops made by the previous top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, during President George W. Bush's final year in office.

The Truth-O-Meter says: TRUE


Read more: Gen. McKiernan wanted more troops for Afghanistan


Filed under: Truth-O-Meter
October 26th, 2009
06:28 AM ET

Police name 'Jane Doe' found in N.Y.

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Kacie Aleece Peterson was found in Manhattan, claiming to have no memory of her family, home or name."]

New York (CNN) - Authorities on Sunday released the name of a woman who turned up in New York this month saying she had no memory of her name or family.

She is Kacie Aleece Peterson, 18, of Hansville, Washington, according to Paul Browne, deputy commissioner of the New York Police Department.

Police a day earlier said a CNN viewer in Maryland identified the woman, who was found in Midtown Manhattan on October 9 outside a youth shelter. A photo of Peterson, who had been referred to as Jane Doe, was circulated by police and aired on CNN this week. Authorities didn't release Peterson's name until Sunday.

Browne said Peterson's mother is dead and that her father is heading to New York. CNN affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle, Washington, reported that her father went to New York on Sunday to bring her home.

The family said it's not the first time she disappeared and then later was found with apparent memory loss, the station reported. Read the full story »

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