May 3rd, 2010
10:10 AM ET

On the Radar: Times Square scare, flooding, Gulf oil spill

Police stand watch Saturday night in Times Square after a failed car bomb attempt.

Times Square car bomb scare - Law enforcement officials early Monday pored through evidence, including a 20-second video, after a failed car bombing attempt in Times Square over the weekend. The video released by authorities showed an image of a man, who police say is possibly connected to the attempted bombing, changing his shirt along a New York street. A balding man with dark hair is seen removing a shirt and putting it in a bag before walking out of the camera's view from inside a restaurant. Authorities plan to release another video in the case, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told CNN's "American Morning" on Monday in hopes of finding out what happened.

Flooding deaths - Nashville's mayor says his city never has seen rain like this. It caused record flooding this weekend - more than 1,000 people had to be rescued from high water. The death toll from the storm in Tennessee and Mississippi is said to be as high as 15. The storm, is continuing to cause havoc, bringing heavy rain to Georgia and delaying flights at the Atlanta airport. CNN will follow the storm and bring you the latest on any alerts or travel problems as they happen.

Gulf oil spill - Energy company BP says it will pay all necessary cleanup costs for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which continues to pose a large threat to the area. Cost estimates already run into the billions of dollars. CNN's reporters will follow the latest on the spill, its environmental impact and bring you any news conference updates live.

We'll also see what impact the spill will have on proposed policies to expand offshore drilling and what people are saying about the federal response to the disaster.

Iranian president in New York- The United Nations is hoping that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad uses his appearance Monday at a global gathering on disarmament to reassure other nations that his country's nuclear aspirations are peaceful. But Ahmadinejad, after his arrival on Sunday, said Iran did not need to gain the trust of the West. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to delegates from more than 100 nations shortly after the Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons opens at U.N. headquarters Monday morning. We'll monitor his remarks and bring them to you live.

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  1. Mimi Bidar

    Big Brother Vs National Security, the bombing at Time Square

    I think the issue at hand is how those images captured by street cameras will be used. Information itself is a powerful tool and is necessary and we need the tools that provide it. as I recall in the book 1984 the issue with Big Brother, was that they had a controlling, mind washing goverment who treated their population like farm animals.
    In this country, right now, that's not the case. So lets make sure our government is worthy of its people (through our votes of course) and we never get to that point. instead of trying to get rid of the tools, such as the infromation presented by cameras and variety of other technological resources that help all of us, lets be mindful or how it's being used.

    Information is good,

    May 3, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jason Hartzog

    Today is May 3rd 2010. I hear experts are saying that it may take 90 days or more to stop 200,000 gallons (+) of crude oil per day from pouring out in our oceans. Lets do the math on what we're told. 210,000 gallons of crude oil X's lets say 120 days. That's around 25 MILLION gallons of crude oil.

    Now lets think about 4 months (120 days) down the road from May... June... July... AUGUST!!!

    What happens in the gulf of Mexico in august? It's prime time for HURRICANES!
    This year many research sites claim "The forecast is calling for a much more active 2010 season with above-normal threats on Gulf coast region. 2010 Hurricane Season Will Be More Active!"

    So my concern... What happens when 25 MILLION gallons of crude oil is sucked up into a hurricane? Of course it will be spread all over the USA and be an even larger environmental, economical, political, and emotional event!

    I see this becoming a way worse before it gets any better.

    God Bless America!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |