On the Radar: Libya battle, Calderon visit, Rodney King anniversary, Florida fires
Rebel fighters hoist their flag in the Libyan city of al-Brega on Wednesday after advancing on government forces.
March 3rd, 2011
12:05 PM ET

On the Radar: Libya battle, Calderon visit, Rodney King anniversary, Florida fires

Gadhafi fights back Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are fighting to hold or regain control of rebellious areas. Two bombs were dropped Thursday on military camps in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya, a tribal leader said. Another bomb was dropped in al-Brega between an oil facility and the airport, but there were no injuries or damage, witnesses said. Al-Brega, which has key oil and natural gas facilities, also was bombed Wednesday.

Security Council meeting on Ivory Coast The U.N. Security Council is set to meet Thursday to discuss the violence and instability in Ivory Coast, where incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and apparent election winner Alassane Ouattara
are struggling for control. The council will get a briefing from the U.N. peacekeeping director. The situation is alarming, U.N. diplomats and officials say.

Obama hosts Mexican president Mexican President Felipe Calderon visits Washington, where he'll meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. It will be the fifth time the leaders have met since January 2009. Calderon arrives in Washington after making harsh statements criticizing both the U.S. ambassador to Mexico and American security agencies.

King beating was 20 years ago Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers, which led to four nights of rioting after three officers were acquitted and a mistrial declared for the fourth. CNN anchor Don Lemon retraces the beating, the riots and the lessons learned in "Race and Rage The Beating of Rodney King." The documentary debuts at 8 p.m. ET and PT Friday on CNN.

NFL negotiation deadline looms The NFL owners and players union are meeting in Washington as they try to beat an 11:59 p.m. deadline to negotiate a new collective-bargaining agreement. Without an agreement or an extension, a lockout of players could start Friday. The two sides are trying to hash out an agreement on revenue sharing, the length of the season and a rookie salary scale.

Florida wildfires close highway Wildfires in Florida have burned more than 17,000 acres and closed a stretch of Interstate 95. The fires, which began Monday in northern Brevard and southern Volusia counties, have destroyed a mobile home and several outbuildings and camp structures, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said.

Olympic rings unveiling in London London's Olympic Organizing Committee is set to unveil the first set of Olympic rings on city landmarks Thursday. The rings at St Pancras International Station will measure 70 by 30 feet. As London counts down to the 2012 Summer Games, rings will be displayed at Tower Bridge and the London Eye, and by light projections on the Houses of Parliament and the National Gallery, among other spots.

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  1. Morbo

    I'm gay and I would love to suk your dik

    March 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank's twin Furter

    Hello,

    Frank has not been responding well to his medication lately. It will therefore be necessary to commit him for more treatment. For those of you who wish to follow his progress, check http://www.stupidmoron.com for daily updates.

    Thank you,
    Furter

    March 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Frank

    To all you Franks out there.
    What years did you serve in Vietnam and what did you get a Purple Heart for Hmmmm.......

    March 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Now that's a very good question,whoever you are. I'm the true Frank here and I never been to Vietnam,at least,not yet and I'm proud to say that I never had to kill anybody who didn't deserve to die!!! That war should never have been prosecuted!

      March 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      I live in Vietnam and I got a purple heart for beating the crap out of you.

      March 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Darrin G

    calderon should go back home and hop in bed with his mother.

    March 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Morbo

    Morbo thinks Frank is gay and wants to fuk a soldier

    March 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Darrin G

    America invade mexico NOW!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Morbo

    Who cares Ruffnutt, kill everybody and the planet will be better humans are all crap

    March 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Frank's twin Furter

    Frank, answer the doorbell. The nice people in the lab coats are here to help you.

    March 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Morbo

    Frank you fukkin traitor,put your purple heart up your ass

    March 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Morbo

    You are real ashol, why don't you go suk some dik and quit posting

    March 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Morbo

    The only thing you can beat is your grandmothers ass you motherfukker

    March 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      A WIDE HUGE BIG JUICY LOLOLOLO

      March 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank - Ohio

    Just the other day, I fueled up and gas was $3.57 a gallon. Creppin' up huh? And I thought wow here we are with almost $4 dollar gas but now we don't have to get it from Goofy Gadhafi. How does it feel to run Labya ({})with NO money comming in? When your 3million camel jockies run out of bullets, they can sling camel crap across the lines. ;)

    March 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Satan

    Hi morbo and frank. Please bring makeup and do you're keegles. Xoxoxo.. Snoochie boochie! ;)

    March 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Satan this is God , shut the fkk up , you will soon be placed in a VERY WARM pit

      March 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      When did you join the Tea Party Movement,Mary? They sure taught you how to think their way by what you posted above!!!

      March 4, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. L64

    Really tired of the games people play on here. Headf elsewhere.

    March 3, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      no no , this is too funny you gotta lighten up

      March 3, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    this is the funniest blog i have read thus far , i cant wait for tomorrow's look for Jessica Rubb-it

    March 3, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
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