In China, a six-year-old boy is returning home with his father, three years after being abducted by another man. The child was rescued by the power of social media, and in particular the Chinese version of Twitter.
Two members of Congress announced their departures Wednesday. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) says he will not run for a second term in 2012. And Rep. Christopher Lee (R-NY) resigned. He's accused of sending a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.
Last December, the Internet activists attacked known as "Anonymous" attacked the websites of PayPal, Visa, and others that they perceived as enemies of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. A federal grand jury in California is looking at the website attacks, and the FBI has confiscated computers in several homes and at least one dorm room.
The Obama administration is stepping up its pursuit of free trade agreements, but not fast enough to satisfy some Republicans. The White House has cautiously embraced trade talks as a way to boost exports and create jobs. Administration officials say they have to drive a hard bargain to satisfy the many Americans who've grown skeptical about the benefits of free trade.