April 7th, 2008
05:24 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

There's a lot going on this afternoon. More than 400 children have now been removed from a polygamist ranch in Texas that's home to followers of sect leader Warren Jeffs. Authorites gave that shocking new number in a news conference in the last hour. In Iraq, deadly fighting continues in Sadr City. On the campaign trail, we're tracking the buzz on Condi Rice for Vice President. Are the rumors true or false? And, a bride and groom spent their wedding night in an odd place. Here's your Afternoon Buzz:

Top Stories
401 children taken from polygamist ranch
Authorities say more than 400 children have been taken from a polygamist compound and placed in state custody as they continue to investigate whether one of them had been an underage bride.

Sadr City clashes rage for a second day
Nine Iraqis were killed and 65 wounded in clashes lasting into Monday between U.S. backed Iraqi forces and Shiite militias in Baghdad's Sadr City that already killed 20 people Sunday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Chaos during Olympic torch relay
Paris' Olympic torch relay descended into chaos Monday, with protesters scaling the Eiffel Tower, grabbing for the flame and forcing security officials to repeatedly snuff out the torch and transport it by bus past demonstrators yelling "Free Tibet!"

Protestors scale Golden Gate bridge
Three protesters scaled the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday where four others were arrested in a likely precursor to large planned protests when the Olympic torch arrives Wednesday in San Francisco.

Raw Politics
Vice President Condoleezza Rice?
Sen. John McCain said Sunday he hasn't seen signals Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is interested in running as vice president.

Tracking McCain's donations
In March, Advisers say Republican Sen. John McCain has raised...

Penn ousting follows months of bad blood
Mark Penn's decision to step down as Hillary Clinton's chief strategist comes after months of bitter campaign infighting over disappointing performance and questionable judgment.

Crime & Punishment
Jury: Driver, Paparazzi killed Princess Diana
A coroner's jury returned the most serious verdict within its power Monday, ruling that Princess Diana and her boyfriend were unlawfully killed because their driver and pursuing paparazzi were reckless — behavior tantamount to manslaughter.

Teen accused in grad student's death
A 14-year-old boy was charged with manslaughter in the death of a Columbia University graduate student who was punched and chased into traffic, hit by a car and killed, police said Sunday.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT
Bride, Groom spend wedding night in jail
A weekend wedding turned into an unforgettable first night for two newlyweds.

Gator blood to help you?
Call it a case of gator aid. New research suggests that alligator blood could serve as the basis for new antibiotics targeting infections caused by ulcers, burns and even drug-resistant "superbugs."

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