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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  1. Frank

    Karen, please ignore all of the other Franks. They are the evil Franks. It's only a matter of time before Frank the Moderater staiightens this out.

    March 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |

    What's going on here? Is this a Tea Party Convention,or what??? The English language is quite extensive with a huge vocabulary so this use of Tea Party words is quite unnecessary.

    March 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Old guy

    My name is Frank too.

    March 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    Old guy no one asked you, you stupid motherfukker.

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

    I don't believe any of you Franks, you are all filthy animals.

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

    Yes Karen I'm filthy when I sukk your ass

    March 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Sorry Karen about the above. Since I'm the true Frank here and never use that filthy Tea Party lingo Karen,you'll know from now on that when you see that filth posted under my name that I didn't do it!!!

      March 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. American Idiot

    As of 3:11 PM
    5 about Libya
    4 about Rodney King
    8 about "Who's the real Frank?"
    The rest are random gibberish.

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

      I'm the real Frank. Just sayin'.

      March 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |

      Just exactly where does Barack Obama come off telling Mohammar Qadaffi to step down? And who is he to call Qadaffi a war criminal while he's ordering the deaths of both Afghans and Pakistanis day after day through the use of those godless drones? This is quite ludicrous to say the least,American Idiot!

      March 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Thank you,RUFFNUTT. I couldn't have said it better!

      March 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      No it's not American Idiot,that's Tea Party lingo used by all the right-wing thugs in Washington. I want everybody to know once and for all that when you see it posted under my name,I didn't post it!!!

      March 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leeintulsa

    No justice, no PEACE

    March 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Frank

    Lee you're an ass

    March 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Calderon

    Hi Mr.Obama buddy. I know the US is an endless pit of tax dollars, so can we have some more? I will promise to pretend like I'm doing something in the cat/mouse drug war. I will also keep instructing more illegals to come to your country, so they can work under the table and send their American money back home to Meheeko. Thank you. Kiss kiss I heart you. Xoxoxo

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

      Mexicans give Morbo gas.

      March 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Frank

    Calderon eres un maricon chucha de tu madre hijo de la gran puta

    March 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Gadhafi

    Please don't assassinate me. Here's a secret... I'm barely hold onto power and an assassination is the best way to instill change you can believe in. My military is turning on me, so if you remove me personally then you need not send in foreign troops. Really most my people are decent and fed up with tyranny, so don't hurt any of them. 😉

    March 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Frank

    Was that a joke? Fukk you

    March 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Frank

    You are still here Morbo? I told you to shut the fukk up

    March 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank

    Why don't you tell your mama morbo to suk my dik

    March 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
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