November 18th, 2010
09:50 AM ET

On the Radar: Miners in U.S., Rangel punished

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Miners in America - The men who survived 69 days in a Chilean mine are in Atlanta, Georgia, on their first U.S. tour since being rescued last month. The miners are on their way to Los Angeles, California, to tape "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute," which will air on Thanksgiving.

"I want to see the world," said 27-year-old miner Richard Villarroell, who has only been to Argentina. "I know all of Chile, but not the rest of the world."

CNN Heroes brings attention to regular people around the globe who are doing significant things that improve lives. The Chileans were invited because they symbolize the resiliency and endurance of the human spirit.

Rangel punished, Murkowski claims win - Politics is making news Thursday from New York to Alaska. New York Rep. Charles Rangel will be punished by his colleagues for violating House rules. The House ethics committee meets today and could recommend anything from a fine to expulsion. In Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has finally declared victory over fellow-Republican Joe Miller. The votes are still being counted. Murkowski would be the first write-in candidate to win a Senate race since Strom Thurmond in 1954.

Mystery bone - Investigators hope to determine Thursday whether a jawbone found on an Aruba beach belongs to an animal or a human. It's possible that the bone is from the body of Natalee Holloway, the missing American teenager. If the bone is human, authorities will attempt to find out using a DNA match whether it belongs to Holloway, who was last seen on the island in 2005. The Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague is examining the bone. Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in the Holloway case, is being held in Castro-Castro prison in Peru on another murder charge. Holloway's mother met with him recently.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. phil

    Do the crime, do the crime. Rangel needs to go to jail.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |


      November 18, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • robert Zuckschwerdt

      Charles Rangel is not guilty of any crime, his discretions are no different than the rest of the members of congress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 19, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Brieske

    Rangle is a thief, pure and simple. He deserves expulsion.
    The Chilean miners coming to the United States is absurd. Why are they heroes? They had no choice in the matter.
    They are not heroes.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Brieske

    The Chilean miners are survivors.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. Papa T

    Rangel needs to be expelled then prosecuted by the IRS for tax evasion. Also by NY state for stealing from the citizens and dereliction of a sworn duty.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Richard in Texas

    What shame. Rangle is a good rep. Who stood up for his district, his country and the party. To bad power got to him. As they the saying goes. Now that he has been found guilty I hope he gets the proper punishment;whatever that may be. I hope it somewhat harsh because he did break the publics trust.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. K jacktown michigan

    fuk u cnn, moderate that you fukin cowards, too worried about p.c., because your jew bosses own your pathetic mouths, and paid to keep mine shut!

    November 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. K jacktown michigan

    dont say p.c., too bad your superiors will allow me to insult you obscenely, and you print it but can say nary a word involving p.c.? Man your job suc.ks!

    November 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sgt. Slaughter

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sgt. Slaughter

    Benjamin Franklin

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
    Don't do the TSA Pat Down

    Keep your liberty, integrity and dignity. For your young children

    I don't want some TSA agent touching the genitals of our American children in the name of security

    Do it another way

    November 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sgt. Slaughter

    Benjamin Franklin

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
    Don't stand for the TSA pat down

    Keep your liberty, integrity and dignity...

    Don't have American Children grow up having their genitals fondled by anyone for any reason

    Find a better way

    November 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sgt. Slaughter

    Now back to Charlie.....he's a crook who should be indicted and thrown out of Washington

    November 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |