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For 'Days Of Our Lives,' Time Hasn't Run Out ... Yet

Days of Our Lives is one of only four daytime soap operas surviving in an era of plummeting ratings. Show producers are giving the drama an expensive new reboot. Will it be enough to save one of the longest-running scripted TV programs in the world?

Italy's PM Monti In Talks With Union Leaders

On Tuesday, Italian prime minister Mario Monti sits down with powerful trade union leaders, hoping to weaken legal protections that make it almost impossible to fire workers. Monti blames these rules for slow economic growth. Union leaders are threatening nationwide strikes.

Settlement Is Latest Blow For Cash-Strapped Mets

The owners of the New York Mets will pay $162 million to settle charges related to the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. The trustee representing Madoff's fraud victims claimed that team owners reaped profits even though they knew the Madoff investment was corrupt. The Mets won't have to pay anything for at least three years, but the case has already forced the team to slash payroll.

Adele Bumps Pink Floyd Off No. 7 Best-Seller Spot

Pop singer Adele's sophomore effort, Twenty-One, just bumped Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon out of the No. 7 spot among best-selling albums in U.K. history. It's within striking distance of other classics, including Michael Jackson's Thriller, but still far behind No. 1: Queen's Greatest Hits.

Native Alaskans Divided On State's Oil Drilling Debate

As Shell Oil prepares to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer, Native Alaskans are visiting Washington, D.C., to make their case for — or against — drilling. Some Inupiats argue that oil and gas exploration puts their traditional lives at stake, but others say the economy of the North Slope needs new oil and gas revenues.