Hannah Anderson.(Photo: Howard Lipin, AP)
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Hannah Anderson on 'Today Show'
Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old girl who was rescued in Idaho after being abducted by a family friend, will appear on NBC's Today Show this morning. Anderson's mother, Christina Anderson, 42, and her 8-year-old brother, Ethan, died in a fire at the Boulevard, Calif., home of her abductor, James DiMaggio, who whisked her off to Idaho before being shot and killed by an FBI agent. DiMaggio was a family friend often referred to as "Uncle Jim." The interview comes following the news that DiMaggio's family wants paternity tests conducted to see if he is the father of Hannah and her slain 8-year-old brother, a family spokesman tells a San Diego TV station.
Trial of China's Bo Xilai
Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai went on trial Thursday on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, marking the ruling Communist Party's attempts to draw a line under one of its most lurid political scandals in decades.
Deal proposed for San Diego Mayor
A proposed settlement has been reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against San Diego and embattled Democratic Mayor Bob Filner, local media are reporting, and an aide to one San Diego elected official has shared video that she says shows Filner leaving City Hall with boxes.
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has revealed that he's gay
The British actor, 41, made the revelation in a letter he sent to Russia's St. Petersburg International Film Festival, E! reports. Wentworth's letter, which is posted on GLAAD's website, thanks festival organizers for an invitation but states that "as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government."
Should high school football be televised?
ESPN is televising 26 high school games this season on its various networks, including 13 this weekend. With newly launched Fox Sports 1 running a schedule of seven games, there are nationally televised high school games on every weekend through Nov. 1, including games each day of the week except for Tuesday and Wednesday. But not everyone agrees the exposure is good for high school sports.