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March 5th, 2008
05:38 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

Its been an explosive afternoon in a Pennslyvania town.  While in politics, President Bush has endorsed John McCain as the next president after the Arizona senator clinched the GOP nomination last night.  Senator Barack Obama says he's the candidate to beat McCain in November.  Though, it's still not clear who the democratic nominee will be.  Obama and Clinton are STILL battling it out for delegates after her big wins last night.  And from California, word that actor Patrick Swayze is battling cancer.  Click on the links below for your Afternoon Buzz.  

Top Stories
Pennsylvania home explodes
A home in a Pennsylvania neighborhood exploded Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said

Abbas u-turns to OK peace talks 
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday he will heed calls to renew peace talks with Israel - an about-face from earlier in the day when he said Palestinians wouldn't return to the table before reaching a cease-fire.

Ex-sailor convicted in terror case
A former Navy sailor was convicted Wednesday of leaking details about ship movements to suspected terrorism supporters, an act that could have endangered his own crewmates.

Raw Politics
Bush backs McCain
President Bush endorsed Sen. John McCain for president on Wednesday, saying the presumptive Republican nominee has the "character, courage and perseverance" to lead the country.

Obama: I'm the one to beat McCain
Sen. Barack Obama Wednesday challenged Sen. Hillary Clinton's claim that she was the best candidate to take on Sen. John McCain in the fall

The new battlefront for Dems 
The Primary to end all Primaries?

Crime & Punishment
Police: Teen steals grandpa's pills, friend ODs
Drugs stolen from a cancer patient may have caused the death of a Georgia teenager and led to the arrest of one of his friends.

 Convicted California molestor jumps to death
A 52-year-old man jumped to his death from a Southern California courthouse balcony hours after being convicted of child molestation, authorities said.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT 
Patrick Swayze diagnosed with cancer
Patrick Swayze, who starred in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to a report.

Rare identical triplets born in New York 
When they get older, Logan, Eli and Collin Penn may blanch at the notion they wore nail polish to their first news conference. But it's the only way their parents know how to tell the boys apart right now.

Manmade flood roars through Grand Canyon
Federal officials have started a flood in the Grand Canyon in hopes of restoring its ecosystem.

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