Here’s a quick glance at the collective consciousness of the Web on Wednesday:
Jesse James and Sandra Bullock - This couple hasn't been able to stay out of the spotlight since allegations began that Jesse James had several affairs while he was married to Oscar winner Sandra Bullock. Today, the spotlight continues to shine even brighter and people continue to rally support behind Bullock, who is considered to be one of America's sweethearts. Unfortunately, it is still because of the couple's marital problems. Jesse James' rep has told CNN's partners at PEOPLE that he is seeing professional help because he knows his family's future is on the line. Here's hoping with James sidelined (and hidden) that Bullock can get back to the spotlight she deserves - celebrating her unbelievable year and Academy Award while pushing her career further.
[Posted at 1:51 p.m.] Three of the four crew members aboard a military aircraft that crashed have been rescued and returned to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
All three were in "good condition, without significant injuries," the Fifth Fleet said in a later statement Wednesday. The three were rescued within 32 minutes of the crash.
[Posted at 9:50 a.m] Rescuers are looking for a crew member from an aircraft that crashed in the North Arabian Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
The "drill baby, drill" rally cry is back.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, on Wednesday hailed President Obama's decision to open U.S. coastal waters to oil and natural gas drilling.
Arizona's senior senator, who faces a tough Republican primary fight this year, tweeted: "Drill baby drill! Good move – where are Reid and Pelosi on this?"
During the 2008 presidential campaign, McCain - as well as his running mate Sarah Palin - wholeheartedly favored offshore drilling as gas prices rose throughout the country.
Television screenwriter and producer David Mills has died, HBO said Wednesday.
A senior U.S. Army general who publicly asked for criticism of the president's effort to repeal the ban on openly gay service members will not be reprimanded, according to the secretary of the Army.
Is Tom Izzo the best coach in college basketball? That’s the supposition of SI.com’s Andy Glockner, who makes the case for the Michigan State coach after Izzo led his sixth team to the Final Four. The Spartans are scheduled to leave Lansing about 3 p.m. today for Indianapolis for this weekend’s Final Four. But there’s plenty of sports to watch prior to this weekend, including a terrific soccer match in London today. Some highlights (all times Eastern):
–Champions League: Arsenal vs. Barcelona (Fox Soccer Channel, 2:45 p.m.)
The health of Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas is the biggest pregame story as defending champion Barcelona travel to London for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. Fabregas, a splendid midfielder for the Gunners, has 18 goals in 35 matches this season but might not play because of a knee injury. Barcelona is led by Argentine striker Lionel Messi, the European player of the year and the top scorer in the Spanish League
A Lebanese man charged with sorcery and sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is scheduled to be beheaded on Friday, the man's lawyer said Wednesday.
The latest tally from February's earthquake in Chile is 432 dead and 98 missing, the government announced Tuesday.
The 8.8-magnitude quake February 27 that caused a tsunami off the coast of Chile also left 800,000 people homeless and caused $30 billion in damage, the government's interior ministry said.
Just minutes after the clock expired on the first day of the Jewish holy day of Passover, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued a biting critique of the Obama administration's Middle-East policy via her Facebook page.
Mexican federal police say they have captured a top lieutenant of the Zetas drug cartel and arrested a local police chief who was bribed to offer protection to the presumed mobster.