Tuesday's live video events
April 5th, 2011
07:35 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

There's a bit of a budget battle in Washington as President Obama and Congress look to prevent some kind of a government shutdown.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the budget crisis.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - 9/11 military trials hearing - Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the suspects in the 9/11 attacks on the United States would be tried in military tribunals and not civilian courts.  A House judiciary subcommittee will discuss the matter and more.

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Monday's live video events
April 4th, 2011
07:31 AM ET

Monday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

11:45 am ET - Biden speaks out on school violence - Vice President Joe Biden discusses violence against women at schools and college campuses during a visit to the University of New Hampshire.  He may also bring up President Obama's re-election announcement.

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Military families who left Japan can get thousands of dollars in monthly expenses
Military families from Japan arrive at Travis Air Force Base in California last week.
April 1st, 2011
07:45 AM ET

Military families who left Japan can get thousands of dollars in monthly expenses

Families of U.S. service members in Japan who voluntarily left the country after the March 11 quake are entitled to as much $21,225 in living expenses for their first month back in the United States, according to Defense Department documents and officials.

That amount, based on one adult, one teenager and one child under 12 who chose to evacuate to Honolulu, decreases to about $11,000 in months two through six the family spends in a "safe haven," the place the family has chosen to spend their time away from Japan. Military families were given their choice of destinations in the continental United States, according Eileen M. Lainez of the Defense Press Office in Washington, but evacuation to Hawaii and Alaska was considered on a case-by-case basis. Civilian dependents were given their choice of destinations in the 50 states.

The amount varies by location and cost of living and could be considerably less. While the family could get $21,225 the first month for staying in Oahu, Hawaii, and almost $15,675 if it went to Santa Barbara, California, it would be authorized $9,225 for North Dakota or rural areas of North Carolina, for example, according to Defense Department figures.

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April 1st, 2011
07:37 AM ET

Friday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

8:30 am ET - Casey Anthony hearing – Potential scientific evidence is the focus of today's hearing for Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her young daughter.

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Thursday's live video events
March 31st, 2011
07:35 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

The Libya conflict is the talk of Capitol Hill, with several hearings on the situation scheduled for today.  CNN.com Live will be there for all the gavel-to-gavel coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Gates, Mullen testify on Libya - Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen testify on the Libya conflict before the House Armed Services Committee.  Gates and Mullen will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee at 2:15 pm ET.

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Wednesday's live video events
March 30th, 2011
07:47 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Nuclear safety hearing - The nuclear crisis in Japan is making some in the United States concerned about nuclear safety in this country.  A Senate appropriations subcommittee discusses that issue today.

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Tuesday's live video events
March 29th, 2011
07:26 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Obama address replay - CNN.com Live replays last night's speech by President Obama about the Libya conflict.

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Monday's live video events
March 28th, 2011
07:26 AM ET

Monday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan. 

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Wartime contracting hearing - Federal contracting is the subject of a Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan hearing in Washington.  The commission will look at Pentagon efforts toward saving money on contracting.

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Japan calls off tsunami advisory after 6.5-magnitude quake
March 27th, 2011
09:06 PM ET

Japan calls off tsunami advisory after 6.5-magnitude quake

Japanese authorities on Monday called off a tsunami advisory after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake off the country's northeast coast produced little more than ripples.

However, the Japan Meteorological Agency urged coastal residents to remain prepared to evacuate because of a continued threat of aftershocks that could spawn tsunamis.

Authorities issued a tsunami advisory Monday morning for coastal areas of Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan after a quake struck the region at 7:24 a.m. The tsunami advisory was cancelled at 9:05 a.m.

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Horford, other NBA stars to donate $1,000 per point to Japan relief efforts
Al Horford, right, defends Derrick Rose in a March 11 game. Both men are lending their hoops skills to the Japan relief effort.
March 25th, 2011
02:44 PM ET

Horford, other NBA stars to donate $1,000 per point to Japan relief efforts

They say defense wins championships, but beginning Friday night, a handful of NBA stars can champion Japan by breaking down defenses.

For every point they score in select games this weekend, the players will donate a cool grand to Japan's relief efforts. Putting up points shouldn't be a tall order for the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, the Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol, the Portland Trailblazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook or the Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford. Each has been averaging between 16 and 25 points all season.

JaVale McGee of the Washington Wizards and Pau's little brother, Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies, will also lend their marksmanship to the cause, and 13 other players will donate set amounts.

I caught up with Horford, from my hometown Hawks, after Friday's practice. Let this be a warning, New Jersey Nets: Horford says he's going "to try to be a little more aggressive" in Saturday night's game - and I'm sure you remember he dropped 24 on you when you visited the A-Town in December.

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On the Radar: Libya airstrikes, Japan radiation, Mideast unrest, school shooting
Italian Eurofighters land at Trapani-Birgi air base in Sicily after a Friday mission.
March 25th, 2011
10:33 AM ET

On the Radar: Libya airstrikes, Japan radiation, Mideast unrest, school shooting

Libya violence – Coalition warplanes dropped bombs on the outskirts of Tripoli early Friday as Libyan forces retaliated with anti-aircraft fire. Hundreds of miles away in Ajdabiya, coalition airstrikes targeted armored vehicles that the British Defense Ministry said were threatening the civilian population there. The military action marked the sixth straight day of bombardments from coalition jets and came a day after NATO agreed to take over enforcement of the "no-fly" zone.

Rebels on the ground continue to fight leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, and in Misrata  where more than 100 people have died in the last week and hundreds more have been wounded  reports have emerged that a hospital has been operating on generator power with no anesthesia or painkillers.

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Friday's live video events
March 25th, 2011
07:36 AM ET

Friday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Casey Anthony hearing - A third day of hearings into whether certain scientific evidence can be used during the trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her young daughter.

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Thursday's live video events
March 24th, 2011
07:46 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

8:30 am ET - Libya debate at House of Commons - British Foreign Secretary William Hague will discuss the Libya conflict when he addresses the House of Commons in London.

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Wednesday's live video events
March 23rd, 2011
07:47 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Casey Anthony hearing - Another hearing is held in the case of the Florida woman accused of killing her young daughter.  Today's hearing is expected to focus on whether certain scientific evidence can be used during the trial.

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Tuesday's live video events
March 22nd, 2011
07:44 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

8:00 am ET - Obama heads to El Salvador - President Obama begins his day in Chile, but he'll soon be headed to El Salvador as nears the conclusion of his tour of Latin American countries.

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Friday's live video events
March 18th, 2011
07:35 AM ET

Friday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Japan earthquake/tsunami aftermath

9:30 am ET - Japan nuclear crisis briefing - Experts brief reporters at the National Press Club in Washington on the implications of Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis.

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March 17th, 2011
02:26 PM ET

What's being said about radiation danger to U.S. from Japanese nuclear plant

Some Americans are worried that radiation from the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan could cause harm on the U.S. West Coast, prompting a run on potassium iodide pills. But the scientific consensus is that the fear is unfounded.

Greg Evans, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Toronto, said there is no danger to people on the west coast of the United States and Canada.

"There's really no need to be worried about any sort of radiation release from Japan reaching across the Pacific to people on the West Coast," Evans told CNN International's Hala Gorani.

A U.S. agency director agrees. Gregory Jaczko, the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said Thursday there is little concern about harmful radiation levels in the United States as a result of the damaged Japanese plant.

The federal government's recommendation that U.S. citizens stay at least 50 miles away from the plant remains "prudent and precautionary," he told reporters at the White House.

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Thursday's live video events
March 17th, 2011
07:43 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

It's St. Patrick's Day, and everyone is feeling a little Irish today.  CNN.com Live is there as we cover the Irish prime minister's trip to Washington.  We're also your home for the latest news from Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Japan earthquake/tsunami aftermath

8:30 am ET - Irish PM meets with Biden - He's only been in office a few days, but Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is already being treated like a VIP.  He begins his day at Vice President Biden's Naval Observatory home for a breakfast in his honor.

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Lab records underwater sound of quake
A ship is left aground in Kesennuma in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture after Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
March 17th, 2011
07:14 AM ET

Lab records underwater sound of quake

Sophisticated recording equipment on the floor of the Pacific Ocean recorded the sound of the earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, as well as two aftershocks.

Spain's Polytechnic University of Catalonia, through its Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics, made the recordings. The low-frequency sounds had to be accelerated by a factor of 16 to make them audible to humans, the lab's website says.

Listen to the audio from the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics:


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Wednesday's live video events
March 16th, 2011
07:45 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the crisis in Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Japan earthquake/tsunami aftermath

9:30 am ET - Energy secretary talks Japan, budget - Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before a Congressional committee on budget priorities.  He is also expected to take questions on the Japan crisis and possible U.S. ramifications.

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