May 6th, 2010
09:08 AM ET

On the Radar: Oil spill, Times Square probe, adoption

A boat picks up booms that were placed in the Gulf of Mexico to soak up oil.

Gulf oil spill - A four-story containment vessel is expected to arrive Thursday at the site of the Gulf of Mexico's gushing oil well, where BP will attempt to lower the container onto a ruptured deep-water pipe. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Administrator Jane Lubchenco of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to travel to the Gulf Coast on Thursday. We'll continue to bring you the latest details on the story as they come in.

Times Square probe - Investigators continued their quest for information Thursday in the case against Faisal Shahzad, who is accused of driving a car bomb into midtown New York. He made a practice run in Manhattan the day before he allegedly tried to blow up an SUV in Times Square, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of his questioning. We'll continue to bring you the latest details on the story as they come in.

Social media kills the movie critic? - Mainstream movie critics are struggling with loss of jobs and the expansion of voices on the internet. At the same time, social media are helping drive word of mouth. Do we even need critics — when everybody’s a critic? CNN's Todd Leopold reports.

Hot-button issue of transracial adoption - When Sandra Bullock posed for the cover of People magazine with her newly adopted black baby, and wrote about it, readers responded strongly. CNN's Jessica Ravitz digs deeper into the issue of transracial adoptions, giving voice to commenters, checking in with national experts, and introducing you to a white couple in Baltimore that adopted two sons – one biracial, the other black. You’ll also meet Regina Bush of Grand Blanc, Michigan, who made history in 1998 when, after a lengthy legal battle, she became one of the first black parents to adopt a white child.

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  1. Teresa

    im i the only one that thinks 3 stories that have nothing to do with each other should even be on the same page like this its dumb and shows how lazy CNN is .............. fire the person who put this collage of mixed stories together! PLEASE ..........

    May 11, 2010 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Teresa

    2 isn't even what i consider to be major important news save that other trash for Showbiz2nite

    May 11, 2010 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michael Gruters

    hello world

    URGENT – Government (Obama) Intervention needed NOW

    dome is not necessary and wasting time – oil floats to surface and can be pumped into tankers/barges –

    employ a flotation of existing tankers/barges starting at epicenter of shaft leak to recover (pump skim off surface oil)

    possible "stop leak" would be explosion deep in old shaft

    thank you

    Michael Gruters – former faculty physics Princeton late 60'

    p.s. the use of dispersing chemicals make surface removal impossible and poisons the sea – really stupid....

    it is not proposed to use "hair" skimmers, but hoses that submerge and as water/oil mix is pumped into tanker/barge it is replaced by same.
    there are many tankers/barges currently in service to other gulf rigs.
    as the tanker hold fills separated water from the bottom is pumped back.
    there are single super-tankers that can hold the total spill.

    May 11, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |