March 19th, 2008
04:11 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

On the 5th anniversary of "shock & awe" in Iraq, President Bush says the war must go on.  But is the battle in Iraq hurting the U.S. economy? Many Americans say YES!   A 360 follow on the runaway bride today.  Her ex-fiance is moving on with ANOTHER woman. And, it seems the prostitute linked to disgraced ex-New York governor Eliot Spitzer already went wild. Enjoy your Afternoon Buzz:

Top Stories
Bush: War in Iraq must go on
President Bush marked the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war on Wednesday by calling the debate over the conflict "understandable" but insisting that a continued U.S. presence there is crucial.

Poll: 7 in 10 think war hurting U.S.  economy
More than 7 out of 10 Americans think government spending on the war in Iraq is partly responsible for the economic troubles in the United States, according to results of a recent poll.

Hundreds flee killer floods in central U.S.
Flooding forced hundreds of people to flee their homes and closed scores of roads Wednesday across the nation's midsection as a storm system poured as much as a foot of rain on the region.

Raw Politics
Florida lawmakers offer plan to seat delegates
Two Florida state senators presented a plan Wednesday to seat the state's delegates at the Democratic National Convention, hoping that Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will embrace their compromise.

Clinton's first lady records released
The National Archives has released more than 11,000 pages of Sen. Hillary Clinton's schedule when she was first lady.

Crime & Punishment
Reward offered for UNC slaying info
North Carolina Governor Mike Easley is offering a $10,000 reward for more information in the shooting death of a UNC student body president Eve Carson.

Bodies of toddlers, father found in Georgia
Investigators have found the bodies of three small children and the father who allegedly abducted them from their home in Columbus, Georgia, two weeks ago, the FBI said Wednesday

360 Follow
Runaway Bride's ex-finance marries
John Mason, the man who was once engaged to runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks, has gotten married - to....

Band Manager in killer nightclub fire freed
The band manager whose pyrotechnics display sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003 was freed from prison Wednesday after serving less than half of his four-year sentence.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT
Harvard Study: It pays to play nice
Screaming sports coaches and cutthroat tycoons have it wrong: Nice guys do finish first, a new study suggests.

Governor's Girl already went wild
Apparently Eliot Spitzer's good-time gal already had her 15 minutes.  

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