Beaten Giants put fan back in coma
San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was attacked in a parking lot outside the Los Angeles Dodgers' stadium March 31.
April 17th, 2011
11:12 PM ET

Beaten Giants put fan back in coma

A San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten outside the Los Angeles Dodgers' stadium late last month was put back in a medically induced coma over the weekend after suffering seizures, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Bryan Stow, 42, remained in critical condition Sunday morning at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, spokeswoman Rosa Saca said.

"Due to recurrence of seizures (Saturday) morning, it was necessary to put him back on a medically induced coma to help reduce the seizure activity," Saca said in an e-mailed statement. "He will continue to be (monitored) closely for the next few days to see when it is medically indicated to begin reducing the medications again."

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Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days
April 17th, 2011
08:11 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days

Four weeks after Western powers began enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya, rebels there are stepping up criticism over the NATO mission, with a rebel spokesman questioning NATO's commitment as pro-government forces reportedly hit a rebel-held city with missiles and mortars. Here is a look at this and some of the other stories CNN plans to follow this week:

Libyan rebel spokesman: 'NATO wants to use any excuse' to halt airstrikes

Battles between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi continue, with pro-Gadhafi forces bombing the city of Ajdabiya from 40 to 50 kilometers away on Sunday, a Libyan rebel spokesman said. Referring to unconfirmed reports that NATO airstrikes were halted in the area because of weather conditions, he said the pro-government forces that were bombing Ajdabiya "have no problem with the weather conditions there." He said that sometimes rebels feel "that NATO wants to use any excuse out there so they don't carry out their duties." NATO did not immediately respond to a CNN inquiry.

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April 17th, 2011
06:38 PM ET

Official: All 5 troops killed in Afghanistan bombing were Americans

Five troops killed in a suicide bombing this weekend at a military base in eastern Afghanistan were members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, a senior U.S. military official said Sunday.

Earlier, authorities had said only that five members of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, which includes troops from the United States and other nations, were killed in the Saturday incident.

The families of all five have been notified of the deaths, and a formal announcement from the Army is forthcoming, said the official, who declined to be identified pending the announcement.

On Saturday, a suicide bomber wearing an Afghan military uniform struck, killing the five, at a military base, Forward Operating Base Gamberi, in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman Province. The attack came during a meeting between Afghan soldiers and their ISAF mentors.

Four Afghan National Army troops were also killed and eight others, including four translators, were wounded, Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said in a statement. The wounded were all in good condition, Azimi said.

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April 17th, 2011
11:29 AM ET

After sleeping incidents, FAA changes shift rules

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Sunday that the Federal Aviation Administration and the Air Traffic Controllers Union have reached an agreement to make changes in the aftermath of recent incidents involving sleeping air traffic controllers. The changes will be effective immediately.

Controllers will now have a minimum of nine hours off between shifts. Currently they were getting as few as eight. Controllers will no longer be able to swap shifts unless they have a minimum of nine hours off between the last shift they worked and the one they want to begin. They will no longer be able to switch to an unscheduled midnight shift following a day off.

FAA managers will schedule their own shifts in a way to ensure greater coverage in the early morning and late night hours.

On Saturday, the FAA suspended another traffic controller caught sleeping. The incident occurred at the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center during the midnight shift early Saturday morning, the agency reported.

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23 reported killed in North Carolina storms
April 17th, 2011
08:54 AM ET

23 reported killed in North Carolina storms

Fourteen people died in storms in Bertie County, North Carolina, the National Weather Service said Sunday, bringing the state's death toll in the wave of storms on Saturday to 23.

Virginia reported four people killed by the violent storms Saturday.

The three-day death toll stemming from severe weather in the Southeast has now risen to 44.

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April 17th, 2011
03:57 AM ET

Japan plant owner: At least 9 months before end to nuclear crisis

Engineers will need up to nine months to fully shut down the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the scene of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, its owners announced Sunday.

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