March 11th, 2008
05:49 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

The BIG question of the afternoon: Will N.Y. governor Eliot Spitzer resign after his alleged tryst with a prostitute?  Our other question of the day: Who will win today's Mississippi primary?  We'll have results tonight on 360.  And,  FINALLY stocks soar on Wall Street.  While, a Colorado woman is battling a $1,000 fine for her pink poodle.  Here's your Afternoon Buzz:

Top Stories
Will prostitution-linked governor resign?
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's hold on office seemed less certain Tuesday as a legislative staffer said gubernatorial aides were in transition talks with the lieutenant governor, and Democratic sources said Spitzer had no choice but to step down.

Sources: Money transfer spurred Spitzer probe
The allegations bearing down on New York's governor didn't start with a prostitute - despite lurid details in a federal affidavit detailing an alleged tryst with a "very pretty brunette" named Kristen last month.

Stocks soar 
Wall Street finally found a reason for a huge rally Tuesday after the Federal Reserve  said it plans to pump $200 billion into the financial markets to help ease the strain from the credit crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average shot up more than 416 points, its biggest one-day point gain since July 2002.

Chief of U.S. forces in Middle East resigns
Adm. William Fallon has resigned as chief of U.S. forces in the Middle East and Central Asia after more than a year in the post, citing what he called an inaccurate perception that he is at odds with the Bush administration over Iran.

Suicide bombers target Pakistan's 'FBI'
Two suicide bombers exploded a car Tuesday at a building containing the offices of Pakistan's national investigative agency, destroying it and killing and wounding people inside.

Study: 1 in 4 U.S. teens has a STD
At least one in four teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease, suggests a first-of-its-kind federal study that startled some adolescent-health experts.

Raw Politics
Mississippi takes center stage in tight Democratic race
One of the most Republican states in the nation takes center stage Tuesday in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Solution to Florida primary mess?
Is the answer for Florida's primary woes in....

Crime & Punishment
Gang member accused in Stanford recruit's slaying
Jamiel Shaw was just three doors from his house on March 2. His father told the 17-year-old high school football star to be home before dark. That is exactly what he was trying to do when, just before dusk, gunshots rang out.

'Gilligan's' Mary Ann caught with dope
Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island,"  is serving six months' unsupervised probation after allegedly being caught with marijuana in her car.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT
Woman faces $1,000 fine for pink poodle
A Boulder, Colorado woman has hired an attorney to fight a $1,000 fine she was given by the city for coloring her miniature poodle pink.

Family pleads for return of stolen ashes
A Dorchester, Mass.  family is making a plea for help after the remains of a family member were stolen along with their car.

Kid Rock serves waffles
Kid Rock replaced his signature fedora with a paper Waffle House hat.

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