April 9th, 2008
07:02 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Morning folks...The price of gas is rising, yet again. There is NO end in sight for getting troops out of Iraq...and as of late yesterday 417 women and children had been removed from the Polygamous sect in Texas... Yikes, we need some good news!!! Well, there is a new baby in India...some say she is the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess...so there is hope out there... grab your coffee and scroll down down to What YOU will be talking about TODAY and check it out...

Top Stories
Prices at the pump to reach $4 a gallon...
Gasoline prices could break the $4 barrier in some places this summer despite falling demand in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer, the government's energy forecasting agency said yesterday.

American expects to cancel more flights...
American Airlines expected to cancel more flights Wednesday - and perhaps beyond - as it tried for a second time to comply with federal rules about wiring on about 300 of its planes.

Protests expected today in SF...
Authorities are bracing for protests Wednesday as runners plan to carry the Olympic torch through the streets of San Francisco - but they hope to avoid the chaos that disrupted the torch relay in London and Paris.

No signs of an exit from Iraq...
Asked repeatedly yesterday what "conditions" he is looking for to begin substantial U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq after this summer's scheduled drawdown, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said he will know them when he sees them. For frustrated lawmakers, it was not enough.

Antiwar lawmakers set deadline...
The antiwar rhetoric from congressional Democrats remained as sharp as ever Tuesday as Army Gen. David H. Petraeus came to Capitol Hill to testify about progress in Iraq

Sect accused of marrying off young girls...
The scared girl, already a mother at 16, whispered into a cell phone: she wanted out. She'd been forced to spiritually marry a man more than three times her age, becoming his seventh wife.

Program NOTE:  David Mattingly will be LIVE from Texas tonight, Gary Tuchman LIVE from Colorado City/Hilldale

Raw Politics
Clinton finds youth in Pittsburgh...
In a makeshift auditorium on the banks of the Monongahela River, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton assembled her team of Pennsylvania

power brokers. They sat in the front row behind a velvet rope, dressed in dark suits and waving at the crowd. There was the Pennsylvania governor, the county commissioner, a handful of major chief executives . . . and a kid they called Luke.

Presidential candidates hear what they want to hear...
The three presidential candidates emerged from yesterday's testimony by Gen. David H. Petraeus each armed with what they wanted: justifications for staying in or getting out of Iraq.


Senator John D. Rockefeller IV personally apologized to Senator John McCain of Arizona on Tuesday after remarking in an interview that Mr. McCain’s years as a Navy fighter pilot would not have given him an understanding of everyday issues faced by Americans.Edwards backs Clinton?
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, remains unwilling to endorse either of the two remaining Democratic contenders, but the health care advocate told ABC News she preferred Sen. Clinton's health plan to Sen. Obama's.  



Keeping Them Honest
UCLA snooping at records...
The UCLA Medical Center employee who allegedly pried into the private medical records of the governor's wife and 60 others in a burgeoning scandal was a low-ranking administrative specialist who told The Times on Tuesday that "it was just me being nosy."

EPA: More than $277B needed for repair...
Two hours north of New York City, a mile-long stream and a marsh the size of a football field have mysteriously formed along a country road. They are such a marvel that people come from miles around to drink the crystal-clear water, believing it is bubbling up from a hidden natural spring.

Crime & Punishment
Diana's butler faces police probe...
British police are considering whether to investigate former royal butler Paul Burrell for alleged perjury, officials confirmed Wednesday.

What YOU will be talking about TODAY
Baby with two faces worshipped as goddess...
A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Charita Ford

    After a very good thumping in Pennsylvania, I think we've settled the "large Democratic state base argument." Is there any way Mr. Obama or his campaign can put a spin on this lost–this beautiful morning after Earth Day? I am so glad that money did not determine the outcome of Pennsylvania. Also the pungents who limit her voter base by race and class must be blind and not see the diverse group of supporters for Ms. Hillary Clinton–especially the diverse group of women voters. I am an African-American woman from Illinois and I am supporting Hillary Clinton. Her experience, compassion, and great love of America is the reason for this support, and she has "always been proud of America" through both good times and bad–and her desire to help make America a place were every person can achieve and have hope in the American Dream is commendable.
    I, for one, am not "bitter," but "better" because I know that Ms. Clinton is fighting and standing firm for economic concerns that are plaguing all of us, for war concerns–a war this country cannot afford, and for health care concerns that reveal if you are poor or middle class you can't afford to get sick. Ms. Hillary Clinton struggle on and keep the faith and our eyes are on the prize! Charita Ford Illinois

    April 23, 2008 at 11:30 am |
  2. Jason

    I was going to fly out today from DFW to Richmond, Va to go to my sons birthday party. But it was canceled, what really bothered me was that the customer service sucked. They could not really answer any Questions and could not guarantee your flight which had to be rescheduled for the next day, would not be canceled also.

    April 9, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  3. Michelle

    The protests against China having the Olympics is
    about more than Tibet. Steven Spielberg bowed out
    because of the genocide in Sudan. China supports
    the Sudanese government . Thanks to Google the
    world knows.

    April 9, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  4. raymond tang

    Re: Recent protest on Olympic torch

    Let us imagine and review the history of 3 countries why do we need to protest & say.......

    1) Free Tibet
    2) Free Quebec
    3) Free New Mexico

    April 9, 2008 at 9:07 am |
  5. Dee Stevens

    Good morning i hope Anderson is okay. Yes, the airline situation needs much improvement. This fan misses your news coverage. Is AC on vacation?

    April 9, 2008 at 8:53 am |
  6. Cindy

    Well with the gas prices the way that they are now if they go up much more a lot of people may be finding another way to work besides driving! Georgia has some of the lowest gas prices in the country so I guess we have it better than alot of you all. But still....

    I hope that the protests over the Olympic torch coming through in San Fransisco are peaceful and don't get out of hand. I know people want to make a point about China but these people carrying the torch can't do anything about what China does or doesn't do.

    Cynthia, Covington, Ga.

    April 9, 2008 at 8:30 am |

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