March 21st, 2008
05:40 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

Happy Friday! There are new developments this afternoon in the paspport snooping case.  On the campaign trail, Barack Obama picks up a big endorsement, while Hillary Clinton gets snubbed.   And, look in the sky! It's a bird? It's a plane? No, it's a massive star explosion.  Here's your Afternoon Buzz:

Top Stories
Passport snooping
Sen. Barack Obama called for an investigation Friday into how the security of the passport files of the three remaining presidential candidates was breached.

Access to passport files gets easier 
At the same time agency workers were breaching the candidates' passport files, it turns out that the Bush Administration was in the process of greatly expanding the number of agencies and foreign governments that have routine access to that same database.

Four cavers found alive 
Rescuers found four spelunkers "wet and cold" but alive Friday afternoon in a cave in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Raw Politics
Gov. Richardson endorses Obama
Declaring that Sen. Barack Obama is an "extraordinary American," Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico endorsed Obama for the Democratic nominee for president on Friday.

Court throws out Florida delegates suit 
A federal appeals court Friday threw out a Florida man's suit over the Democratic National Committee's decision to bar Florida delegates from the party's national convention, saying he had no...

McCain meets with...
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain continues his "world tour". 

Crime & Punishment
Barry Bond's case delayed
The perjury case against Barry Bonds was put on hold for three months Friday, with prosecutors telling a federal judge they plan to obtain a new indictment against baseball's home run king.

Cop: Shooting was the 'last thing I wanted to do'
A detective accused in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man on his wedding day testified he shouted "Police! Don't move!" and believed the man's friend was reaching for a weapon before officers began firing.

Gunshots bring abrupt end to 911 call
A woman made a 911 call from her suburban mansion to report an attempted break-in, but her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence: She had been...

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT 
Jamie Lee Curtis goes shirtless
The actress posed for...

Star explodes halfway across universe
The explosion of a star was so huge it set a record for the most distant object that could be seen on Earth by the naked eye.

Pope presides over Good Friday procession
Pope Benedict XVI recalled the martyrdom of early Christians thrown to hungry lions in the Colosseum as he presided over the traditional Good Friday Way of the Cross procession at the ancient arena under a driving rain.

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