August 7th, 2008
11:41 PM ET

The Shot: Lizard love

A 100-year-old lizard finds love in tonight's shot.

Filed under: T1 • The Shot
August 7th, 2008
10:14 PM ET

Where is Caylee?

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Randi Kaye
AC360° Correspondent

What do you think really happened to Caylee Anthony?

She’s the little girl from Florida who her mother says was last seen June 9th. But her mother, Casey Anthony, didn’t report her missing until July 15th.

She’s in jail in Orlando charged with child neglect and apparently is refusing to work with investigators.

First she said she left her daughter with a baby sister at an apartment which police later found out had been vacant for six months. Now she says she knows what may have happened to Caylee but won’t give up any information until she is released from jail. That really puts investigators in a pickle, huh?

Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Randi Kaye
August 7th, 2008
09:47 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 8/7/08

For what’s in the program take a look at tonight’s Evening Buzz.

Be sure to check out Anderson on our live web camera from the 360° studio. We’ll turn the camera on at 945p ET and turn it off at 11p ET. LINK TO THE BLOG CAMERA

We’ll start posting comments to this blog at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.

Filed under: Live Blog
August 7th, 2008
08:54 PM ET

Evening Buzz: What's Hillary's Plan?

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Maureen Miller
360° Writer

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have called for unity at the Democratic convention later this month. But unity might be tricky.  Some of Senator Clinton's supporters are demanding she have a roll call vote for the history books, to see how many delegates might support her. Of course, that could steal the spotlight from Barack Obama. Today, on a plane home to Chicago, Senator Obama told reporters, "We're still working on the mechanics of the four days and our staffs are in communication with Senator Clinton's staffs, but I don't anticipate any problems."  We'll have the raw politics tonight on 360. In the meantime, what do you think about Clinton's possible roll call.  Would it be good or bad move?

Also tonight, Barack Obama and John McCain in their own words. As part of our daily commitment to keep you informed, we're playing clips of both of them on the campaign trail every night. We won't take sides. We'll let you be the judge. But we will be checking the facts and keeping them honest.

Plus, new information on today's search of the home where Caylee Anthony lived with her mom and grandparents.  For two days in a row, investigators have been at the Orlando, Florida home looking for clues to the 2-year-old's disappearance. We'll tell you what police took from the home. Investigators believe Caylee's mom knows something and isn't talking. She's in prison charged with child neglect and filing a false police report, but not her daughter's disappearance.  We'll have the latest on the case.

All that and more tonight on 360°.
Hope you'll join us!

Filed under: Maureen Miller • T1 • The Buzz
August 7th, 2008
08:30 PM ET

When good is bad and fairly good is really bad

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John Vause
CNN Correspondent

Chinese is a very difficult language to learn, even when it’s in English. Often when officials here have said the air is excellent and all I can see is smog, I've been left scratching my head trying to work out how that could be. So, recently I’ve been emailing a lot with Dr. George D. Thurston, Professor of Environmental Medicine NYU School of Medicine. He spends a lot of time trying to work out what the Chinese statistics mean when it comes to air quality.

Filed under: Global 360° • John Vause • Olympics
August 7th, 2008
06:32 PM ET

Beat 360° 08/07/08 Take 2

Hello 360° bloggers! We’ve changed tonight’s beat 360 picture. Honestly when we looked at the comments from our first try we decided there’s not much fun in the First Lady’s visit to a refugee camp. So, ready for today's new Beat 360°?

Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too.

Tune in every night at 10p ET to see if you are our favorite!
Here is 'Beat 360°’ pic of the day:

Sen. Barack Obama speaks via satellite TV to members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in San Francisco, California on July 31.

Beat 360°

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions!

Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

Beat 360° Challenge

But wait!… There’s more!

When you win ‘Beat 360°’ not only do you get on-air prime-time name recognition (complete with bragging rights over all your friends, family, and jealous competitors), but you get a “I Won the Beat 360° Challenge” T-shirt!

Read more here….

Good luck to all!

Update: Check out our Beat 360 winners

Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
August 7th, 2008
03:28 PM ET

The Beijing Olympics – Are they ready?

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John Vause
Beijing Correspondent

Seven years of planning, $40 billion spent – more than for any other Olympics in history. And even now everyone keeps asking: Are they ready?

There is still the constant problem with pollution. But even putting that aside, no one really knows what will work and what won't.

The Olympics have a history of throwing up surprises that even the most thorough Communist planner couldn't foresee.

Perhaps one indication came today on Thursday. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, known as BOCOG, planned a press conference called "Are we ready?"

It was postponed until Friday.

I guess they weren't ready.

Filed under: Behind The Scenes • John Vause • Olympics
August 7th, 2008
03:21 PM ET

Sending out the message from AIDS summit

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Harris Whitbeck
CNN Correspondent

Twenty-two thousand people from all over the world, gathered in one conference center for a week. All of them have different takes on the AIDS epidemic, and all of them are keen on making their points of view known.

It’s like being a kid in a candy store for a journalist. All these people, all eager to talk to you, all vying for your attention as a representative of the global media.

But that’s what makes covering an AIDS conference so difficult: How do you sort through all the information, all the public relations pitches, all of the staged events to get to the story?

Keep reading

Filed under: AIDS • Harris Whitbeck
August 7th, 2008
01:38 PM ET

Are scars a sign of healing?

Watch CNN's David McKenzie's report on the U.S. embassy bombing in East Africa, ten years later.
Watch CNN's David McKenzie's report on the U.S. embassy bombing in East Africa, ten years later.

David McKenzie
CNN Correspondent

It was the scars on his face and hands that I noticed first.

Douglas is blind - but that is not what struck me.

When I shook Douglas Sidialo's hand, it was lined with the memories of the event. Webbed with scars.

He tried to shield himself from the massive blast 10 years ago.

It is a decade since al Qaeda terrorists packed a truck with explosives and detonated it outside the U.S. embassy in downtown Nairobi.

Almost simultaneously, the US embassy in Tanzania was targeted.

In Nairobi the attack had devastating effects. Though the United States was the target, it was ordinary Kenyans who felt the full brunt.

Over 200 people were killed and 5,000 injured, the majority Kenyans going about their daily lives. And I was struck by the visceral anger many of them feel a decade later. FULL POST

Filed under: David McKenzie • Terrorism
August 7th, 2008
01:09 PM ET

Does sports drug testing work?

Watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report on drug testing.
Watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report on drug testing.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Chief Medical Correspondent

When an athlete is tested for banned substances, most of us have a certain expectation the result will come back positive or negative. And, based on that result, an athlete will either be innocent or guilty. But, it’s not even close to being that easy, according to a new article in Nature, written by biostatistician Dr. Donald Berry (Read study). Dr. Berry calls the science so “weak,” it is often impossible to tell whether an athlete, who has tested positive for a banned substance, really doped or not. Even as a student of statistics, this was pretty amazing to me, so I decided to look further.

Dr. Berry uses the example of Floyd Landis to make his point. Berry concurs Landis had an unusual test result, but argues that result is pretty meaningless. Here’s why: because Landis provided 8 pairs of urine samples, and assuming an approximately 95 percent specificity, the probability of all 8 samples being labeled “negative” is the eighth power of .95 or just .66 (66 percent).

If that’s a little too much math and science for you at this hour, here is the final conclusion: Floyd Landis’ test had a 34 percent chance of being a false positive!

Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Medical News • Olympics
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