May 4th, 2010
10:06 AM ET

Interpol: Suspected Pink Panther member arrested

Bojan Vuckovic is wanted in connection with a robbery.

A suspected member of the Pink Panthers international jewel thief ring has been arrested by police in Montenegro, the international police organization Interpol said Tuesday.

Bojan Vuckovic, a 24-year-old Serb, was arrested as he tried to cross the border between Montenegro and Serbia, according to an Interpol statement.

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May 4th, 2010
10:01 AM ET

Fan Tasered after jumping onto field during Phillies game

A police officer points his Taser gun at a fan before subduing him at the Phillies game.

It may not be a surprise anymore when a fan hops the fence at a baseball game and rushes the field. But on Monday night a crowd of more than 40,000 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia witnessed a first - a fan subdued with a Taser after rushing the field.

YouTube: Watch a video from the game of the fan being Tasered (Video 2)

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May 4th, 2010
09:30 AM ET

On the Radar: Times Square plot, oil leak, stem cell trial

Faisal Shahzad, 30, was arrested Monday night and will appear in a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday, officials said.

Times Square bomb probe - A man from Pakistan who became an American citizen last year is under arrest in the Times Square car bomb incident.  Faisal Shahzad, 30, was removed from an airliner last night as it was about to take off from New York for the Middle East. There are indications authorities deliberately waited until the last possible instant to make the arrest in hopes Shahzad would call a co-conspirator.  No word on whether he did. We'll continue to follow all developments in this story, including Shahzad's expected court appearance today and minute-by-minute updates on the story.

Gulf oil spill - Democratic lawmakers will talk to officials of the Sierra Club and Environment America today about the oil well leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Sens. Frank Lautenberg, Robert Menendez and Bill Nelson want to raise the existing cap on how much oil companies pay for damages resulting from spills.  Right now, that cap is $75 million.  They want to raise it to $10 billion. Nelson says he doesn't believe BP's claim that it will pay for the damage done by the leak. "BP says it'll pay for this mess. Baloney," said Nelson, referring to the oil giant that owns the well at the heart of the problem.

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May 4th, 2010
08:12 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Dean Kahler

His life changed 40 years ago today when he went to see the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations at Kent State University, where he was a  freshman. National Guardsmen killed four students, and Kahler was one of nine students who were wounded.

After a bullet hit his spine that day, Kahler was paralyzed from the waist down. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that he returned to Kent State after the shootings, earned a degree in education, and later was elected to two terms as an Athens County commissioner.

He received $375,000 from the state of Ohio in an out-of-court settlement in 1979. Last year, both of his feet were amputated because of vascular problems.

Kahler, 60, told the newspaper, "I'm happy I'm not pushing up daisies. I had some things that really helped me through - a strong family, cadre of friends, belief in my faith."

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May 4th, 2010
07:52 AM ET

Thai 'red shirt' protesters appear to accept deal

Anti-government protesters who have been blocking off central Bangkok appear to have reached a deal with the government, their leaders told demonstrators Tuesday.

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May 4th, 2010
07:48 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

9:30 am ET - Wall Street fraud hearing -  A Senate judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on whether jail time would be an adequate deterrent in fighting Wall Street fraud.

10:00 am ET - Geithner on Capitol Hill - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is set to unveil the Obama administration’s proposal to bill Wall Street for last year’s bailouts, rather than taxpayers.

11:00 am ET - Obama addresses Business Council - President Obama speaks to the Business Council, a group of 150 CEOs of leading private sector businesses from commerce and industry.

11:30 am ET - Jailed hikers in Iran briefing - Three U.S. senators will brief reporters on efforts to free three American hikers currently being held in Iran.

2:00 pm ET - Bret Michaels health update - Doctors in Phoenix, Arizona, are expected to update the public on the condition of singer/entertainer Bret Michaels, who is being treated for a brain hemorrhage.


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May 4th, 2010
07:11 AM ET

Alleged associate of bin Laden arrested in Iraq

The alleged leader of a militant group responsible for global "jihadist recruitment" was arrested in Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said.

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May 4th, 2010
06:20 AM ET

World update: Flights to resume after new ash scare

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

Ireland airspaceAirspace over Ireland will reopen at 1300 local time after ash from an Icelandic volcano forced a six-hour shutdown, the Irish Aviation Authority says.  Read the full story

UK election - There are just two full days of campaigning left for candidates to make their mark ahead of the UK's general election on Thursday. See the latest election coverage

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May 4th, 2010
03:20 AM ET

Senator: Can't leave BP 'off the hook' for spill

Lawmakers will meet with environmental groups Tuesday to gauge the impact from an explosion aboard a BP oil rig that uncorked a gusher of oil off the coast of Louisiana.

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May 4th, 2010
02:47 AM ET

Gates warns of emerging threats to U.S. Navy

U.S. adversaries are developing sophisticated and longer-range combat systems that will threaten the U.S. Navy's dominance in the regions vital to U.S. security interests, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Monday.

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