October 5th, 2010
09:40 AM ET

On the Radar: Chile miners, murder jury, Times Square plot

Chilean miners rescue attempt - With 160 meters (about 500 feet) to go until the Plan B drill reaches 33 trapped miners, a breakthrough to the men may be imminent. Then what?

At Camp Hope, the makeshift tent city where hundreds of family members are living, widespread celebrations will likely break out as the miners' loved ones receive the news they have waited more than 60 days to hear.

Connecticut home invasion murder trial - Jurors are expected to resume their deliberations Tuesday morning in the trial of Steven Hayes, one of the men accused of killing three members of a Connecticut family in a 2007 home invasion. Hayes, 47, who has pleaded not guilty, is on trial in New Haven, Connecticut, in the slayings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters.

The killings took place in the New Haven suburb of Cheshire early on July 23, 2007.  Prosecutors say the home of William Petit, his wife, Hawke-Petit, and two daughters was invaded in the middle of the night by Hayes and co-defendant Joshua Komisarjevsky. Komisarjevsky will be tried separately.

Times Square bomb plot sentence - Faisal Shahzad, the 30-year-old Pakistani-American who pleaded guilty in the Times Square bombing plot, is expected to be sentenced Tuesday. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of life in prison for Shahzad.

Shahzad is accused of attempting to set off a vehicle bomb in Times Square on May 1, according to documents filed in federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors said in the documents that Shahzad carefully selected his location as a highly populated target and intended to strike again if he wasn't caught the first time.

Terror threat suspect's family speaks - Ahmed Sidiqi, the man allegedly at the heart of an al Qaeda plot to target European cities, was detained by a group of unidentified men in Afghanistan three months ago, his family has told CNN.  Sidiqi's father, Mohammed Naim, said his son, a German citizen, was on his way to the German Embassy in the Afghan capital to get a new passport when he was detained.

Sidiqi had contacted his family in Hamburg, Germany, from Kabul shortly before his arrest to tell them he missed them greatly and planned to come home soon, his sister said. She described Sidiqi as a devout, family-loving man. When he set off for the German Embassy, Sidiqi told his wife to wait for him at their residence in Kabul. But according to Sidiqi's father, he never returned. Instead, Sidiqi was apprehended by a group of men who placed a black hood on his head and bundled him away, says his father.

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  1. Spike

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