On the Radar: Volcanic ash spreads; new tornado threat; Netanyahu address
Ash billows from the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland on Tuesday in an image from a NASA satellite.
May 24th, 2011
05:45 AM ET

On the Radar: Volcanic ash spreads; new tornado threat; Netanyahu address

Volcanic ash: Volcanic ash from an Icelandic eruption is expected to reach London's Heathrow airport - the world's busiest international air travel hub - around lunchtime on Tuesday, Europe's air traffic control organization said.

Concentration of ash is expected to be low and it's not yet clear if Heathrow flights will be canceled.

The ash cloud is forecast to cover all of British airspace by 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Britain's weather agency, the Met Office, said Tuesday.

Ash will be densest over Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, the Met Office said. Heathrow is in the south.

Joplin tornado: As residents in hard-hit Joplin, Missouri, try to recover from one of the deadliest U.S. tornadoes on record, the National Weather Service warns the danger might not be over.

The weather service warns there was a 45% chance of another tornado outbreak – with the peak time between 4 p.m. and midnight Tuesday – over a wide swath, including parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska and Missouri, including Joplin.

Netanyahu speech:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lay out his vision of a settlement with the Palestinians in a speech to Congress Tuesday morning.

His speech follows an appearance Monday night where he told the main U.S. Jewish lobby that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists because the Palestinians "refuse to end it."

In his remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Netanyahu said Israel wants peace, "because we know the pain of terror and we know the agony of war."

But, he added, "this conflict has raged for a nearly a century because the Palestinians refuse to end it. They refuse to accept the Jewish state."

He also repeated his argument that Israel's pre-1967 borders were "indefensible."

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  1. NoWay

    Hitler didn't live long enough.

    May 24, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. SharHR

    I'm watching the Casey Anthony trial coverage. I get that they have to go to commercial, but before they go to one and after they come back from one do the news commentators really need to tell us everything that was just said......you can't even hear the trial. They should cut into the testimony to ask panel members what they think of this or that. Why don't they do a recap when the day is over? I've been waiting three years to hear what happens in the courtroom, not what the commentators think about it.

    May 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. sandyk

    WHY. is it not OK for there to be ONE jewish state in the world? why is it ok for the Arab ~ Muslim ~ whatever to have `states` anywhere they choose? does anyone remember what happened to Native AMERICANS and we have BALLS to talk about Israel? Get over yourselves!! hypocrites!!

    May 24, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Observer1290

    Obama shut down the weather forecasting satellites that could have warned of this disaster.
    Obama is either a liar or insane.

    May 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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