On the Radar: Wreckage found, jet cracks, radioactive water, Obama, basketball
Authorities found pieces of the Air France jet in 2009 but now say they have found the main wreckage.
April 4th, 2011
11:24 AM ET

On the Radar: Wreckage found, jet cracks, radioactive water, Obama, basketball

Air France wreckage found - Bodies have been found from an Air France flight that went down in the Atlantic Ocean almost two years ago. They will be brought to the surface and identified. A French official said Monday that the main part of the wreckage had been found. Previously, only chunks of the plane had been recovered. It went down in a remote part of the ocean, an estimated two to four day’s travel by ship from the nearest Brazilian or Senegalese port.

Cracks in jets - Southwest Airlines canceled about 600 flights over the weekend to accommodate inspections after a hole opened in a plane on a Sacramento, California-bound flight. The Texas-based airline grounded 79 planes and expects to cancel about 100 flights Monday. Investigators have reportedly found cracks in three other aircraft. Southwest is advising passengers to check their flight status before going to the airport, and Boeing is sending out a service bulletin telling how to inspect planes for similar cracks.

Radioactive water in Japan - Tokyo Electric Power Co., which owns the beleaguered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, says it has no choice but to dump about 11,500 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. Workers, meanwhile, are scrambling to plug an 8-inch crack that has been leaking water from the No. 2 reactor’s turbine building. To help mitigate the damage of releasing the radioactive water into the ocean, a silt fence will be installed along a damaged sea wall surrounding the plant, and a dye tracer will be injected into the water to track radioactive particles.

President kicks off campaign - It was expected, but President Barack Obama on Monday made it official: He will seek re-election. The president announced his bid in a short video on his website. He also unveiled one of his apparent campaign slogans: “It begins with us.” The campaign says the race for contributions has officially begun as well, and Obama is expected to hold his first fundraiser in his hometown of Chicago later this month.

NCAA - The Butler Bulldogs have done it again and are headed to their second consecutive NCAA title game Monday night - this time, against the UConn Huskies. The Huskies knocked off the Kentucky Wildcats and Butler toppled Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday to earn their shots at the title. Las Vegas has Butler as a three-point underdog, but by now, the Bulldogs are used to being called a Cinderella. They were underdogs in last year’s championship game and missed a shot with seconds left that would have sent the Duke Blue Devils home without a title.

soundoff (18 Responses)

    or what...

    April 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Satan

    Don't be a smartass Ruffnutt, you know I can pull you down here in a second.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |

    what ever... i have an insureance policy with jesus.. he knows all forms of kung-fu and can kick you hind end..

    April 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Satan

    Jesus is with me so don't count with him.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JAZZ

    There will be many battles to fight but GOD will win the war.

    War, what is it good for, absolutely nothing.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Satan

    War is excellent, remember that everybody comes here, no one escapes Hell. When I say everybody I mean all the human race.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JAZZ

    @ Satan , guess u missed the part where God takes his children back home and throws your A$$ in the hole, then we all cheer to u LOSER

    April 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |

    Love it, best comment to a sicko that i've ever read! 😉

    April 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joel Raes

    Glad to see some of these things are changing.


    Joel Raes

    April 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JAZZ

    Thanks SOFTBALLS 🙂 . The first blog is hot 90 comments in .30 minutes

    April 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Satan

    @jazz.. You missed the part where God lets me do whatever I want. Don't believe stories about holes. God does not interfere with me, so prepare yourselve, I'm not bad looking as you think, I don't have horns and no tail, I'm perfect. And don't forget that I will never die. See you soon

    April 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JAZZ

    Ya, I'll be looking from the out side in , STUPID.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Satan

    There is no outside, MORON

    April 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Satan

    I'm glad you accept you'll be here for a long time.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JAZZ

    NEVER dog breath

    April 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
1 2