On the Radar: Michigan storm, Afghan attack, Endeavour's return
Battle Creek, Michigan, was ravaged by a tornado Sunday night.
May 30th, 2011
08:10 AM ET

On the Radar: Michigan storm, Afghan attack, Endeavour's return

More storms in Midwest - Many people across the midsection of the country are going to spend Memorial Day cleaning up, after severe storms hit Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois overnight. More than 100,000 people in those states are without power. "It sounded like a freight train." That's the refrain of this past week. Missourians described the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, on May 22 that way, and now someone is using the same description in Michigan. Winds of more than 80 mph hit Battle Creek, Michigan. Hundreds of flights were canceled in Chicago.

Twin suicide bombings in Afghanistan - Suicide bombers targeted security forces and foreign civil affairs workers in separate blasts Monday in the western Afghanistan city of Herat, killing at least five people and wounding 33, a police official told CNN. The attacks occurred within minutes of each other just blocks apart in Herat, an area where U.S. military officials have hinted American troops would be withdrawn by July because it has been largely free of violence.

The second bomber  blew himself up outside the main gate of a compound that is home to a Provincial Reconstruction Team, an attack that allowed gunmen to rush inside. Afghan and NATO-led forces fought the gunmen, Afghan government official Harif Taib told CNN. A police commander later said the situation was under police control and the gunfight had ended.

Endeavour heads home - The space shuttle undocked from the international space station and is scheduled to land early Wednesday morning. There is one last shuttle mission after Endeavour's journey: Atlantis is scheduled to launch in July.

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soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Observer1290

    Is Obama a liar or just criminally insane?


    May 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Hi, Philip. XO

    May 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pablum Pammy


    I would say you injecting your rhetoric into every thread makes your sanity suspect.

    May 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Observer1290

    Obama shut down the weather forecasting satellites that could have warned of this disaster.
    Obama is either a liar or insane.


    May 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ben never ends

    Dis info BEN 405-474-7964

    May 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz

    Logic is severely lacking in these ppls minds. To think "the God" would ask to blow yourself up and others in his name.... is against his commandment. THINK before you act.

    May 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Linari

    Observer: are you all right? This obsessive vendetta against Obama seems to be getting a little out of control. Perhaps you should seek professional help.

    May 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    We had some pretty severe weather here yesterday. The winds were crazy!
    I hope chrissy is all right...

    May 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Word Game

    @Linari. What was that vitriolic word you used some time ago about blasting.

    May 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Linari

    @Word Game:
    Whatever are you talking about? I am concerned for this person...

    May 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. leeinthedumpster

    leeintulsa where r u baby ?, come home to papa ! I love u baby ! Come back home to our home in the dumpster !!.. I love u....

    May 30, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Awww banasy ty girl and yea im ok. Today was my lst day off in 4 months. The weather was way weird tho and the storm actually totally went around wayne where i work. But how are u doing? And phillip . . . Kiss, kiss lol. Hello cesar hope ur the real l

    May 31, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    and observor u sound an awfully lot like sarah palin blaming everything in the world on obama! If he has that much power than he must be the 2nd comming of...And can probably walk on water to i suppose.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ellis

    Hello. I'm from Panama, and I am gay.

    May 31, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
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