October 13th, 2010
10:55 AM ET

On the Radar: Mine rescue, Mexico beheading, celeb splits

Chile miners rescue – The world's focus is on the rescue of 33 miners, a happy ending to a story that illustrates just how dangerous that job can be. Fourteen of the men who were trapped underground for 69 days had emerged as of about 10:28  a.m. ET Wednesday, greeted by the wild applause of their families and friends. See the San Jose mine where they had been trapped, in panorama. Celebrating their first moments jubilantly, some gave a thumbs-up and waved their nation's flag while others rushed to hug their loved ones. One dropped to his knees and prayed, another asked about his dog. One led the crowd in a cheer for Chile. The next step for these brave men is healing physically and mentally.

Mexico beheading As joyous news continued from Chile, an investigation in Mexico has taken a gruesome turn. The lead investigator on a case involving an American allegedly shot to death in a waterway on the U.S.-Mexico border was beheaded, officials said. The head was delivered in a suitcase to a Mexican army garrison, according to Zapata County, Texas, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr.

The body of the American man, David Michael Hartley, has not been found. Hartley's wife, Tiffany, told authorities that her husband was fatally shot September 30 during a sightseeing trip the two were taking on Falcon Lake, though she could not describe the attackers.

Celebrity split-ups Christina Aguilera confirms that she has separated from her music producer husband, Jordan Bratman. Meanwhile, David Arquette hurtles toward TMI territory in telling Howard Stern about the breakup of his marriage to Courteney Cox.

Who will be next?

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh look blocked message.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now you expalin why i ignore you pigs and your whining for help.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I hate you more with my every breath.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    VIVA LA MEXICO!!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    NOT MY PROBLEM.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. whitekong78

    Pot should be legal and doesn’t kill people. Poppy plantations are mostly in Asia and the US knows where they are. Cocaine is mostly grown in South America and the US knows where its being grown too. All you people want is violence. Destroying the source of Cocaine and Heroin at the plantation will be cheaper and yield better results than playing cat and mouse with an endless supply of roaches. Killing one drug dealer leads to another taking his place. Blaming the user eh? For every person that gets clean there’s another one that gets hooked. The Just Say No idea hasn’t worked so far has it? Great idea… Just say no
    With all the dumb parents raising kids these days you will never see an end to a demand for drugs. Waving a magic wand and telling America to stay away from drugs is unrealistic. Look at children’s role models many of them get busted for drugs or weapons all the time. You going to amend the first amendment so entertainment can’t allow violence, s,e,x or drug use? Sweeping changes need to be made to our culture in order for people to not want drugs. Ending the supply might actually help some of these role models get clean. You’re right though just say no works so well. We don’t have a Narco State on its borders or anything with heads being chopped off.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tomcat

    yo kong you are correct dont think the US doesnt knnw where these drugs come from? I bet some growers get certain benifits for helping us find militants and terrorist cells? so let the US pay alittle now and reap the rewards later. those that od on heroin or coke are just war casulties

    October 14, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. whitekong78

    @tom: I'm not naïve enough to think it would ever stop. Now you're saying we're in bed with international cartels because they feed us information on terrorists? What about pre 9/11? If the drug trade were sterile and only hurt the bad guys in a vacuum then I wouldn't care. Innocents get caught up in everything though. Like when a stray bullet flies through a window and kills a child. Everything connects to each other in society. My solution has never been tried before and I'm not talking about random videotaped burnings of a few marijuana plants for propaganda. I'm talking a real campaign using military assets to wipe out the crops. The US needs to maintain that its doing something in order to keep the sheep at ease. Young people whether stupid or not are victims of a bigger failure and not merely collateral damage as you would suggest. They are brought up in a culture that encourages criminal behavior and then Uncle Sam uses them for statistics. Use every tool at your disposal or save the speech for someone else. That's all I'm saying.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. tomcat

    the tactics of war will utilize what ever means legal or not for an edge.

    October 14, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. tomcat

    andwhat about medicine cabinets. lets see what neat stuff in here we can try. heck lets smoke some salvia or synthetic weed that should be fun till they end up in the er

    October 14, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |