On the Radar: Irene, hunt for Gadhafi, economy, funeral for troops, Mexico attack
A man buys a generator Thursday in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in advance of Hurricane Irene.
August 26th, 2011
07:54 AM ET

On the Radar: Irene, hunt for Gadhafi, economy, funeral for troops, Mexico attack

Hurricane Irene: – All eyes on the East Coast are on Hurricane Irene as warnings and watches have been issued all along the Atlantic seaboard. The storm is expected to make landfall Saturday in North Carolina and later could bring severe flooding to New York City.

Libya: – Fighting continues Friday around Tripoli's airport and in pockets of the Libyan capital as rebels try to hunt down deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi. More of Libya's frozen assets need to be released to guarantee a successful transition, Mahmoud Jibril, chairman of the rebels' National Transitional Council, said Friday in Istanbul.

Economy: – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to speak Friday at the Kansas City Fed's annual retreat at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Also, the Commerce Department will release its revised second-quarter gross domestic product figures at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment survey at 9:55 a.m.

Funeral for U.S. troops – Some of the 30 service members killed in the August 6 helicopter attack in Afghanistan will be buried during a funeral service Friday in Virginia, officials said. "The burials will offer an opportunity for family members of the fallen, and fellow service members, to share intimate moments together while paying their final respects to these fallen heroes," the Arlington National Cemetery said in a statement. The statement did not specify how many would be buried.

Mexico casino massacre: – At least 53 people were killed and numerous others injured in an attack on a casino in Monterrey, Mexico, local officials said. As many as six people set the casino on fire, witnesses said.

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  1. s kel

    look at what those subhuman drug dealing insects in mexico,did to those people at that casino.

    August 26, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT (PARACHUTE QUALITY CONTROL TESTER)

    THE ZETA'S were mad cause they bet all their monthly drug money on red and it came up 00=green...

    August 26, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cecilia

    This looks like it's going to hit here pretty bad. Take heed to the warnings. We have to pray as well. God B;ess you all.

    August 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kill

    I hope u all will die one day u devils nations and let all world to live in peace.u kill milions people all around the world,but God is teh big,he will back to zou everythig,be sure in that

    August 29, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |