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of each other just blocks apart in Herat, an area where U.S. military officials have hinted American troops would be withdrawn by July because it has been largely free of violence.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. Cesar

    I am Cesar. The world is a storm, and I am its thunder.

    May 30, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mad Hatter

    I am Mad Hatter. My mother suks dik.

    May 30, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mad Hatter

    My dad is gay. He loves black meat.

    May 30, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dieter

    @ Cesar:
    I have been reading your comments. They are not funny.
    I find them degenerate.

    May 30, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mad Hatter

    Fuc you Dieter

    May 30, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dieter

    @ Herr Hatter:
    I know a place that would be very nice for you.

    May 30, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Dieter, you know how to read?

    May 30, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dieter

    @ Cesar:
    There is no need to answer your stupid question, since I have been reading it.

    May 30, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    @Dieter: You just answered my question when you said, "...there is no need to answer your stupid question." Doesn't that make you a little stupid?

    May 30, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dieter

    @ Cesar:
    You go around the logic.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    @Dieter: Sure, around logic. BTW, the garbage written under my name is done by at least two different trolls that are very stupid and immature, not that I owe you an explanation. FYI.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dieter

    @ Cesar:
    I believe that you are the thunder of a storm, but you have no Drang.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dieter

    Ach!
    Two Cesars.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    No, 3: 1 real + 2 fake = 3. In summary, 1 + 2 = 3.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dieter

    Ja, drei.
    I'm playing, Cesar.
    I'll stop in a minute. You know me.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
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