April 13th, 2010
11:07 AM ET

Plane makes emergency landing due to fumes

[Updated at 11:07 a.m] A replacement plane is being sent to Iceland so the passengers can continue their journey, American Airlines spokesman Richard Hedges said.

The airline has no reports of passengers or crew needing medical treatment, he said. Mechanics are examining the plane to determine the source of the reported fumes.

[Posted at 10:00 a.m.] An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Iceland Tuesday after passengers complained of fumes in the cabin, an airline representative told CNN.

American Airlines Flight 49, a Boeing 767-300, was bound for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, said Tim Smith, an airlines spokesman in Dallas.

It landed around 1:50 p.m. local time (9:50 a.m. ET) with 133 passengers and 12 crew on board, Smith said.

Fumes of some type were reported on board, he said, adding that it was standard procedure for such aircraft to be looked over. Paramedics were meeting the plane for anyone feeling ill, he said.

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April 13th, 2010
10:59 AM ET

Apple unveils 'faster' MacBook Pros

Apple would like you, if just for a moment, to forget about the iPad.

The company on Tuesday rolled out its newest MacBook Pro laptops, promising faster processors and longer battery life while reminding folks that machines can specialize in areas the much-hyped slate computer doesn't.

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April 13th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Officer suspended after videotaped beating of Maryland student

A Prince George's County, Maryland, police officer has been suspended and prosecutors are investigating an incident - caught on video - in which a University of Maryland student was beaten by officers wielding nightsticks, officials said Tuesday.

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April 13th, 2010
10:29 AM ET

Obama: Nuclear materials are one of our 'greatest threats'

President Barack Obama opened the main working session of his 47-nation nuclear security summit Tuesday with a call for unified action against nuclear terrorism.

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April 13th, 2010
10:19 AM ET

Sources: Kyrgyz president willing to step down

The ousted Kyrgyz president is willing to resign if he and his relatives are allowed safe passage out of the country, according to sources in southern Kyrgyzstan.

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April 13th, 2010
09:33 AM ET

WESH: Missing autistic girl found alive in Florida

Missing Florida girl Nadia Bloom was found alive by a church member after authorities searched for her for five days, CNN affiliate WESH-TV reported.

The Metro Church told WESH Tuesday morning that one of their members found the 11-year-old autistic girl.

Bloom disappeared last Friday from her Winter Springs neighborhood.

April 13th, 2010
09:29 AM ET

On the Radar: Nuclear summit, al Qaeda, mine investigation

Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Obama discussed Iran ahead of the summit.

Here’s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Tuesday:

Obama and Hu on Iran's nuclear program - China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it believes dialogue is the best way to handle negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, not sanctions. U.S. officials said they hoped a meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Obama ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington would lead the two countries to reach an agreement on Iran, but statements from both countries seem to indicate their views aren't exactly aligned. The U.S. has argued for more sanctions against Iran, but China maintains further sanctions won't do anything and talks are the best solution.

Nuclear terrorists - Obama's top counterterrorism adviser says there is indisputable evidence that dozens of terrorist groups have sought weapons of mass destruction. But a U.S. intelligence official said although al Qaeda clearly wants nuclear weapons capability, it hasn't gotten very far. CNN national security producer Pam Benson reports.

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April 13th, 2010
09:21 AM ET

Mexican cartel lieutenant killed, police say

A top lieutenant in the Beltran Leyva drug cartel was killed and six suspects were captured in a shootout Monday with federal police in the Mexican state of Nayarit, authorities said.

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April 13th, 2010
09:18 AM ET

2 Palestinian militants killed in fighting

Two Palestinians were killed and three others were injured early Tuesday in an exchange of fire between members of the militant group Islamic Jihad and the Israeli army, medical officials in Gaza said.

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April 13th, 2010
08:15 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Don Blankenship

Members of the public and private sectors are calling for the chairman and CEO of the Massey Energy Co. to resign.

The Huffington Post reports that on Monday, the CtW Investment Group sent a letter to Massey's board of directors asking for Blankenship's resignation, judging that the Upper Big Branch South Mine explosion in West Virginia was a "tragic consequence" of Blankenship's "confrontational approach to regulatory compliance."

Also on Monday, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli called for Blankenship's resignation, according to Huffington Post. DiNapoli is the sole trustee of New York's Common Retirement Fund, and the Web site reports he controls some 303,550 shares of Massey stock.

"Massey's cavalier attitude toward risk and callous disregard for the safety of its employees has exacted a horrible cost on dozens of hard-working miners and their loved ones," DiNapoli said in a statement, according to the Web site. "This tragedy was a failure both of risk management and effective board oversight. Blankenship must step down and make room for more responsible leadership at Massey."

The last nine bodies of 29 miners killed at the Upper Big Branch facility last week have been removed from the coal mine, said a spokeswoman for the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training. FULL POST

April 13th, 2010
08:15 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

9:30 am ET - Risky home loans hearing - The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations holds a hearing, the second in a series examining the causes and consequences of the financial crisis.

10:00 am ET - "Sesame Street" and military families - Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen host a sneak preview of the "Sesame Street" outreach initiative, “When Families Grieve.”

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April 13th, 2010
07:47 AM ET

Body of Poland's first lady arrives in homeland

The body of Poland's first lady arrived in the country Tuesday morning as thousands waited to pay tribute.

Maria Kaczynska, and her husband, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, were among nearly 100 Polish leaders and dignitaries who died in a weekend plane crash in Russia that killed 96 people.

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April 13th, 2010
07:41 AM ET

Extremists disguised as military kill 11 in Philippines

Fighting raged between militants and security forces on a southern Philippine island where al Qaeda-linked militants are active, a top Filipino military official said Tuesday.

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April 13th, 2010
06:21 AM ET

World update: Polish first lady's remains returned

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday. 

Poland first lady - The body of Poland's first lady has arrived in the country, with thousands waiting to pay tribute. Maria Kaczynski and her husband, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, were among nearly 100 Polish leaders and dignitaries who died in a weekend plane crash in Russia. 

Karadzic trial - The genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to resume after a six-week break. Karadzic denies 11 counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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April 13th, 2010
05:50 AM ET

Church attendance steady, but makeup changing

Church attendance rates by Christians in the United States have stayed largely steady since the 1970s, but there have been some significant changes in the makeup of the congregations in the pews during that time, a recently released study says.

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April 13th, 2010
03:19 AM ET

Brazilian rancher convicted of ordering murder of U.S. nun

A Brazilian rancher accused of orchestrating the killing of an American nun who worked for years protecting the rain forest has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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April 13th, 2010
02:38 AM ET

Official: Al Qaeda hasn't gotten far in getting nuclear weapons

The president's top counterterrorism adviser says there is indisputable evidence that dozens of terrorist groups have sought weapons of mass destruction. But a U.S. intelligence official who is not authorized to speak for attribution said although al Qaeda clearly wants a nuclear weapons capability, it hasn't gotten very far.

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April 13th, 2010
01:54 AM ET

Cyclist killed in collision with nuclear summit motorocade

A woman was killed in downtown Washington, D.C., on Monday when her bicycle collided with a National Guard vehicle that was part of the security motorcade for the ongoing nuclear summit, authorities said.

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April 13th, 2010
01:32 AM ET

Officials head to Russia after adopted boy's return

Top officials from the U.S. State Department plan to travel to Moscow this week to push Russia to allow adoptions by U.S. families to continue.

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