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March 20th, 2008
05:18 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

There's a bizarre story out of Florida this afternoon. A woman died after being hit by a ray on a boat.  As you might imagine, officials call it a 'freak accident'.  In the midwest, the water woes are much different.  Flood waters continue to rise.  While, it looks like Hillary Clinton's push for a re-vote in Michigan may be dead.  And, in Indiana, some drivers are getting REFUNDS for the gasoline they bought at the pump. Read below for the details.  Here's your Afternoon Buzz:

Top Stories
Woman dies after ray strikes her
A woman on a boat died after a spotted eagle ray leaped from the water off the Florida Keys Thursday and struck her, officials said.

Midwest eyes rising flood waters
Residents warily watched as rivers continued to rise from heavy storms that dumped as much as a foot of rain in the Midwest and left behind more than a dozen deaths.

Libby loses law license
Former top White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was banned Thursday from practicing law in the nation's capital following his perjury conviction in the case of a CIA operative's leaked identity.

Raw Politics
No deal reached on Michigan revote
Sen. Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House suffered a blow Thursday when Michigan's state Senate adjourned without passing a bill to schedule a new Democratic primary.

McCain staffer suspended
The McCain campaign suspended a staff member this afternoon for distributing a YouTube video that questions Barack Obama's patriotism and includes footage from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's controversial sermons.

Obama, Clinton talk economy, Iraq on the stump
Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton traded shots today over the former first lady's recently released White House schedule, while also tackling key campaign issues in states holding primaries in May.

Crime & Punishment
Crane collapse inspector arrested
A New York City buildings inspector is accused of falsely claiming he inspected that crane that collapsed on the East Side, killing seven people.

360 Follow
Congo arrests ranger arrested over gorilla killings
Congolese authorities have arrested a senior national park ranger on suspicion of arranging the killing of rare gorillas and burning protected trees for charcoal, conservationists and local media said.

Coal company fined for 'flagrant' violations
Federal authorities have ordered Andalex Resources Inc. to pay $420,300 in fines for "flagrant violations" at a coal mine it operates in Price, Utah.  Last summer, nine people died, including three during a rescue attempt, in the Crandall Canyon mine, which has since been closed.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT
Official: $4 gasoline was a mistake
Three gasoline stations in Hendricks County, Indiana are offering refunds to customers who paid more than $4 a gallon there last week, the state attorney general's office said.

'Man of All Seasons' Actor Dead
Paul Scofield, the towering British stage actor who won international fame and an Academy Award for the film "A Man for All Seasons," has died. He was 86.
 
See Jennifer Lopez's Twins 
People magazine has the exclusive photos of Jennifer Lopez and her twins, Max and Emme.


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