November 5th, 2010
10:44 AM ET

On the radar: Tomas, Obama trip, courts, Fort Hood

A U.N. peacekeeper carries a child at a relocation center Thursday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Tomas menaces Haiti

Already devastated this year by a killer earthquake and a deadly cholera outbreak, Haiti is bracing for Hurricane Tomas, which could dump 15 inches of rain and trigger deadly flash floods and mudslides.

Aid workers are already struggling to keep up with the cholera outbreak, which has killed nearly 450 people and hospitalized about 7,000 others. The bacterial disease causes diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to deadly dehydration within hours.

Workers are struggling to move thousands of people still living in tent camps to higher ground and away from coastal areas as the storm nears. Tomas became a Category 1 hurricane as it approached Haiti early Friday, forecasters said.

Obama heads for India

President Obama leaves for India on Friday to launch a 10-day Asian trip intended to expand export markets and strengthen security cooperation in what he considers a region vital to U.S. interests.

Despite the global recession, India's economy is expected to grow at about 8 percent a year for the next few years. U.S. exports to India have quadrupled to about $17 billion over the last seven years, according to administration officials, and Obama will be addressing the U.S.-India Business Council.

He will also visit New Delhi's Gandhi Museum, a shrine to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, whom Obama has often said he admires.

Deliberation and sentencing in two cases

A former transit police officer who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the killing of an unarmed man in Oakland, California, will be sentenced Friday.

Johannes Mehserle, who is white, fatally shot Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man, on January 1, 2009, while attempting to arrest him on a subway platform. A jury's decision not to convict Mehserle of more serious crimes led to street protests that resulted in about a dozen arrests.

Meanwhile, a Connecticut jury begins deliberations Friday on whether Steven Hayes should be sentenced to life in prison or put to death. Hayes was convicted of killing two sisters and their mother during a 2007 home invasion.

Hayes was convicted last month of 16 of the 17 charges against him, including nine counts of murder and capital murder and four counts of kidnapping. Prosecutors allege that Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky invaded the Petit home in Cheshire, beat Dr. William Petit, raped and strangled his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, sexually molested one of their two daughters, set the house afire and tried to flee.

Fort Hood rampage anniversary

Texas' Fort Hood community on Friday will start a series of events to mark the first anniversary of a shooting rampage that left 13 dead.

The base will hold a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting on November 5 last year. An afternoon ceremony will pay tribute to the shooting victims and 54 soldiers and civilians whose actions went beyond the call of duty.

On Saturday, the base will host a one-mile run, a 5K run and a half-marathon. Mile markers of the half-marathon route will have placards bearing photos of the 13 victims.

The Army opened a hearing last month for Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, the suspect in the rampage.

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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    every day you lie and cover up the suicdes kiling an dmuders or trooops over seas and home.

    November 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh but the porblem is you are letting in to many low lifes. its becuse yo8u dropped your standards.

    November 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    you suck those saudi arabs a.s.s. every day while thye and washiongton rob you for oil along iwth texas,
    while u whine about how taliban treat thier owmen.
    you clal me rag head every day as you suck that arab a.s.s.

    November 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Who I am To MY Troops is The FIrst Mother FUker IN and The LAST Mother Fuker out.
    way i see it? DEborah Chrsitine D'angelo From New Jersey. Who I am To MY Troops is The FIrst Mother FUker IN and The LAST Mother Fuker out.
    way i see it?
    Deborah Chrsitine D'angelo From New Jersey. YOU are The LAST of MY Troops Out.
    Goood Job Soldior. I salute YOU.
    PI.S.S. ON " THEM".

    November 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    btw? tell obama to tell that raghead in indiahe owes my ex wife barb $25,000, ask Hillry.
    and he owes Kashmir 1500 Cattlle.

    November 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh look,just in,,,,
    Keith Olbermann suspended over political donations
    msnbc.com – ‎8 minutes ago‎
    Keith Olbermann, host of msnbc TV's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann," in a July 22, 2006 file photo. Msnbc TV host Keith Olbermann was suspended indefinitely on Friday for making campaign donations to three Democratic congressional candidates,

    November 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Astarte

      Do you think Keith being fired has anything to do with her?

      November 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    who does he think he is? rupert murdoch? once again americas leaders make the wrong choices.

    November 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    thank you fo rmaking my choices very easy. as you now Die.

    November 5, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    When Teddy Kennedy was Still Alive, Olberman Was My Go bewteen with the americna Goverment.
    Ask him about anything from Bin Laden to My Army Nurse.

    November 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    >B> The Now Canceld T.V Show Mercy nbc.com/MercY/ NOw Cancled Is bassed on My Christine. When I told Bush about Her, He Shpped her off To P.eshawar Pak/istan, Then afa/gahianstan, , as long as i do not know where she is, theyt cna go on forever.

    November 5, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    ***.nbc.com/Mercy/

    November 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Ask Olbermaan if he wants Phils Job?

    November 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LuvnSanDiego

    Ugh! I guess i need to get back to my research!

    November 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pancho Villa

    This is clearly what I see how much does any president spend on trips command centers,cia,secret service,fuel,food well you see oh no wait ur white hate doest see it cause im sure all comment are white..

    November 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • zanthitha

      Laugh all you want. Fox cleans up in the ragnits because people are sick of the Liberal media. Ditto Air America. The abysmal radio station gets creamed by Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck..etc., for the same reasons. People are sick of Liberal media.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
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