October 5th, 2010
08:50 AM ET

4 dead after toxic mud floods villages in Hungary

A woman surveys the damage in Devecser, Hungary after the village was floodedby toxic red sludge from a local aluminium plant.

A woman surveys the damage in Devecser, Hungary after the village was flooded by toxic red sludge from a local aluminium plant.

Four people, including two children, were killed after a reservoir broke and flooded three villages in western Hungary with toxic red mud, officials said Tuesday.

The government has declared a state of emergency in three counties, the State Secretariat of Governmental Communications said.

The National Catastrophe Protection Directorate (OKF) said the two children who died were 1 and 3 years old. A 35-year-old man was killed in his car, and a woman was killed in her home, the government said.

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Filed under: Hungary • Weather
October 5th, 2010
08:41 AM ET

12 arrested in France for terrorist links, police say

Police arrested 12 people in the south of France Tuesday for having links to terrorist networks, French national police said.

Three of those detained have links to a French man arrested in Italy early last month, whose extradition France has requested, police said. Two of them were arrested in Marseille and the third was arrested in Bordeaux.

The nine other arrests happened throughout southern France, including some in Marseille and at least one in Avignon, police said. Marseille police said the nine have links to an Islamist movement and were suspected of trying to obtain arms and explosives.

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Filed under: France • Terrorism
October 5th, 2010
07:47 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

8:45 am ET - Buffett speaks at 'Fortune' summit – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett delivers remarks at “Fortune” magazine’s Most Powerful Women summit in Washington.

10:30 am ET - Afghanistan briefing – Britain’s senior representative in southern Afghanistan briefs reporters on current operations in the war-torn country.

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October 5th, 2010
07:46 AM ET

Voters head to polls in 28 days: Where do we stand?

How are the races shaping up one month before the midterm elections?

Tom Bevan, co-founder of polling aggregator Real Clear Politics gives American Morning the state of play in 37 Senate races and 435 House races.

He says if the elections were held today, “the GOP would end up with a net gain of eight seats, which would leave them still in the minority, 51 to 49” in the Senate.

And in the House races? Bevan says they’ll be close.

“We predict sort of an average gain of about 47 seats, which would give Republicans control of the chamber," he said.

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