On the Radar: Libya battle, Calderon visit, Rodney King anniversary, Florida fires
Rebel fighters hoist their flag in the Libyan city of al-Brega on Wednesday after advancing on government forces.
March 3rd, 2011
12:05 PM ET

On the Radar: Libya battle, Calderon visit, Rodney King anniversary, Florida fires

Gadhafi fights back - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are fighting to hold or regain control of rebellious areas. Two bombs were dropped Thursday on military camps in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya, a tribal leader said. Another bomb was dropped in al-Brega between an oil facility and the airport, but there were no injuries or damage, witnesses said. Al-Brega, which has key oil and natural gas facilities, also was bombed Wednesday.

Security Council meeting on Ivory Coast - The U.N. Security Council is set to meet Thursday to discuss the violence and instability in Ivory Coast, where incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and apparent election winner Alassane Ouattara
are struggling for control. The council will get a briefing from the U.N. peacekeeping director. The situation is alarming, U.N. diplomats and officials say.

Obama hosts Mexican president - Mexican President Felipe Calderon visits Washington, where he'll meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. It will be the fifth time the leaders have met since January 2009. Calderon arrives in Washington after making harsh statements criticizing both the U.S. ambassador to Mexico and American security agencies.

King beating was 20 years ago - Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers, which led to four nights of rioting after three officers were acquitted and a mistrial declared for the fourth. CNN anchor Don Lemon retraces the beating, the riots and the lessons learned in "Race and Rage - The Beating of Rodney King." The documentary debuts at 8 p.m. ET and PT Friday on CNN.

NFL negotiation deadline looms - The NFL owners and players union are meeting in Washington as they try to beat an 11:59 p.m. deadline to negotiate a new collective-bargaining agreement. Without an agreement or an extension, a lockout of players could start Friday. The two sides are trying to hash out an agreement on revenue sharing, the length of the season and a rookie salary scale.

Florida wildfires close highway - Wildfires in Florida have burned more than 17,000 acres and closed a stretch of Interstate 95. The fires, which began Monday in northern Brevard and southern Volusia counties, have destroyed a mobile home and several outbuildings and camp structures, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said.

Olympic rings unveiling in London - London's Olympic Organizing Committee is set to unveil the first set of Olympic rings on city landmarks Thursday. The rings at St Pancras International Station will measure 70 by 30 feet. As London counts down to the 2012 Summer Games, rings will be displayed at Tower Bridge and the London Eye, and by light projections on the Houses of Parliament and the National Gallery, among other spots.

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soundoff (99 Responses)
  1. mohamad

    Frank I can see that you are a very sad person and needs some warmth in your life, find someone to love.

    March 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    I found someone, your mother Mohamad I'm gonna fukk her so I can get warm you stupid ass

    March 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      I love you Frank. You are a beautiful man.

      March 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      Hey guys,a joke's a joke but you two are going a little too far. At least,let's keep Jesus out of it,please.

      March 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Frank

    You are very smart by using that name, I can't insult you but you can read my mind

    March 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    Hey everybody,I'm the true Frank here and I'd thank this Tea Partying clown to quit using my name,spewing that filthy lingo under it. Did Sarah Palin put him up to it,or what???

    March 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Pipe down, fake Franks. Now, is Joe here? We need to go solve some crimes.

      March 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. American Idiot

    Isn't the internet a wonderful thing? We have duelling Franks, Morbo threatening Rodney King, filthy language...so, what is this story about?

    March 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      What we have here American Idiot,is a bunch of foul-speaking,anti-intellectual Tea Partiers!

      March 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mike

    Frank you are an idiot, stop posting your nasty language here, you should be ashamed.

    March 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      I'm not Mike,since some idiotic Tea Partier usurped my name for his personal amusement or to exhibit his point of view.

      March 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Frank

    Joseph fukk you, and fukk your stupid mother

    March 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Gee,I bet both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann would be tickled pink if they ever saw your post above. You must be a Tea Partier.

      March 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      McCarthy slept with his mother too

      March 3, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Come on Mary,are you a Tea Partier,too? We already have too many of them here as it is!!!

      March 4, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mike

    Frank pls go do something else and stop your childish behavior

    March 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Karen

    O my God Frank, clean your mouth.

    March 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      No Karen,you need to tell that Tea Partying clown to quit posting under my name here. One would think that this was a Tea Partier's Convention,judging by the language being used here!

      March 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Old guy

    Just reading all the comments. I haven't laughed this hard since my wife died.

    March 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      ooo, you mean your single WOOO HOOOO

      March 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Karen

    I've never heard such nasty words, shame on you Frank

    March 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Frank

    Dear Karen you can sukk my dikk

    March 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    Frank you have been reported

    March 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Frank

    Fukk you frank and fukk the monitors

    March 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank

    I'm the real Frank, pls don't pay attention to this clown. Karen pls sukk me anyway.

    March 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      A BIG LOLOLOLO

      March 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
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