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of each other just blocks apart in Herat, an area where U.S. military officials have hinted American troops would be withdrawn by July because it has been largely free of violence.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

    @ Real Cesar:
    I apologize sincerely.
    I thought the reply came from one of your trolls.
    Please forgive me.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Ok J..... Shhhh our secret. No need to apologize pal.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tessie

    Hi Cesar. Nice to see you again. How are you? Been grilling lately?

    May 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cathy

    Hey sista,how are ya. Haven't heard from you in a long time.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mad Hatter

    We all miss you Tess

    May 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Nice to see you both. Cathy, how's your new job?

    May 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tesie

    We all camped out for the holidays. I really loved it. We had hot dogs, burgers, chicken, and everyone brought something.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cathy

    The new job and raise is great. I had to have a major repair on my car,but things are going well.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cathy

    Cesar,why haven't you logged into class mates for so long? Cathy, Rudy,and I visit there a lot. I hope to hear from you. Bye.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tesie

    Bye sista. Bye Cesar. Rudy says hi. Take care all.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tesie

    Bye mad hater. Be good.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    Bye girls. Say hi to Rudy for me.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mad Hatter

    @Cesar, hi sista!

    May 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    @mad hater: Eh...I'm a guy.

    May 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Phillip

    Where's my kiss? Raven? Banasy?

    May 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
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