February 29th, 2008
05:53 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

Hi!  Here's the afternoon buzz on the latest headlines.  Let us know what you think.

Top Stories

Deadly ricin found in Vegas hotel room
A man who stayed in a Las Vegas hotel room where ricin was found is in critical condition at a hospital, where he has been since mid-February, said a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department official.

Official: Engineer's action caused Florida blackout
Preliminary results of an investigation show that Tuesday's massive power outage in Florida was caused by human error, Florida Power and Light President Armando Olivera said Friday.

Raw Politics

Clinton tested in Texas
Garry Mauro will never forget that night in 1972 when he says Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham ignored the post-election party surrounding them, instead preferring to huddle in a corner and talk about changing the future.

McCain, democrats skirmish
Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, and the Democratic candidates are trading shots almost daily in what may be preview of the general election.

Crime & Punishment

Cannibal killer convicted in minutes
A jury found a man guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the killing of a 10-year-old girl, reaching its decision within minutes the day after hearing his macabre videotaped confession

Teen hero nabbed for break-in
A teenager who was labeled a hero and met President Bush after turning in a boy who planned a high school attack admitted in juvenile court Friday that he had recently broke into the wannabe attacker's home

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT

Amy Winehouse will not face charges
Police are no longer investigating Amy Winehouse on suspicion of attempting to interfere with a court case involving her husband, her spokesman said Friday.

Writer admits Holocaust book is not true
Almost nothing Misha Defonseca wrote about herself or her horrific childhood during the Holocaust was true.

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