April 6th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 04/06/09

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Tonight on AC360°, we're tracking a stolen plane from Canada that's traveling across the Midwest. Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets are following the plane that's in the hands of a student pilot. The plane took off from Ontario around 2:30pm and has just 7 hours of fuel. That means during our program we should know how this all ends.

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  1. Jacqueline, NY

    How creepy.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  2. Cherry B - Ms

    Horrifying to thnk how any of these shootings are happening lately. World on edge. You never know if you're safe when you leave your home, but can't really think way and stay sane, can ya.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  3. EM-Fort Wayne, IN

    @Joann of Ohio...Pres. Obama is laying the ground for mend the wounds of the past 8 years. No one is appeasing anyone, if anything he has taken steps to make us safer...humility please...

    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  4. starr formerly known as vincent

    The letter from the gunman in Binghamton is very upsetting!

    He makes is very clear that he is going to "take people with me". Why do these derranged people find it necessary to take innocent life, before they take their own.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  5. Avant Orlando FL

    I'm suprised the numbers are too much to imagin but
    the rescue crews in Italy proved to manage without In't
    relief thanks to everyone bringing this subject seems
    finally CNN & A.C. are giving us information as its reflicting
    on world good show tonight from you in the studio.


    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  6. Esma

    Does anyone else get that spine chill when we delve into the mind of a killer?

    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  7. Julie - Maine

    I am sorry, but I do not agree with press paying attention to this shooting suspect. Everytime there is a killing, we focus on the killer and there long letters that are meant to only get them attention. I do not care the reason why he did this unspeakable thing and do not wish to understand his motives.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  8. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    That this guy pakred his car in front of the door really makes me angry.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  9. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Anderson are you going to Italy to report on this earthquake? I hope they caught the pilot of the stloen plane it's got to be the info .

    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  10. Isabel

    Binghamton was reported in between that of the deads there are a Brazilian teacher. He was a researcher, and he was doing in English classes at the center. Almir Alves was doing post-Doctorate in Binghamton.

    We were so shocked to hear this!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  11. Robin in Tampa, FL

    @Mike Syracuse, NY – That hard-line blanket rhetoric was tried for 8 years, and it didn't gain us much traction in getting these predominantly Islamic countries. Maybe it's good try a different approach this time.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  12. Jennifer - Michigan

    WOW – The letter from the shooter is chilling, whoa.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  13. Jasmine-Spokane, WA

    I think you guys found my story.......Your segment on the shooter is almost the same as the title of it. So I will take it as a compliment. lol

    April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  14. Isabel

    This revolt both!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  15. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    He was obviously unable to cope with his frustration and anger

    April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  16. lynn

    Of course Americans trust their long standing allies more than their new ones. President Obama and the news media need to step up and highlight the positives in their world not just show the bad.

    Canada and the US worked together very quickly on the plane with Canada knowing the student pilot's background. I yjink Norad worked well.

    Such a wonderful nonpartisan discussion with David and Farheed. No yelling and talking over each other!!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  17. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    The women are not regarded as equals among men in the country and what kind of backward mentallity has someone beating her if she does not waer headress. This is cruel and horrific .

    April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  18. Jonathan Wilson

    Perhaps the Obama's will chose a church that belongs to the family or the fellowship in the Washingto area. That was quite a speech he gave at the National Prayer Breakfast amongst people like Doug Coe.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  19. mickey

    The military did a great job on following and not firing on that plane for again I repeat we do not know what that nut may have on the plane–he could have had poisonous gases/or eplosives–

    April 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  20. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    @ R

    With that small air plane, all the F-16's would have to do is fly in front of him and that plane would end up in a tale-spin.... Those plans can NOT follow jets. the air turbulence is too much for them. They are great to learn how to fly and that is all..........

    April 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  21. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    I need to start watching Tyra. She seems to snag every controversial/newsworthy interview. Chris Brown, the Westboro Baptist people, and now the father of Palin's kid. Wonder what she's offering that Oprah isn't? 🙂

    April 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  22. Miss J

    That whole story surrounding Levi's interview (on the Tyra Banks show) is just hilarious. Palin must've felt really threatened by that for her to issue a response through her government office.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  23. ericacnn

    Jeanne Meserve is getting some great information on this stolen Cessna and the pilot – stay tuned for her update!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  24. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Glen...I think you should keep the Moncton, New Brunswick identity! It's so interesting to see where everyone is from!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  25. Koray Erden

    Turkey is the only muslim country in the NATO and alliance of the US for a long period of time. Turkey fighted in Korea and Kosovo together with the US. The most important thing about Turkey is that although majority of the population is muslim, Turkey is a secular country, From this point of view, it is wise decison to visit Turkey to give a message to the wold of islam.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  26. Lori from IL

    While the story from Afghanistan is heartbreaking and very difficult for us to understand - unfortunately, this is part of their culture. I think it shows the bigger problem that we are facing in Afghanistan - it's not just a matter of fighting extremists, but also changing the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  27. Lisa

    Isabel: been through both. Earthquakes MUCH scarier with aftershocks.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  28. Jasmine-Spokane, WA

    earthquakes are so terrifying...Last time I was caught in one, I was in the shower! Now that's just not cool :p

    April 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  29. Maren in Oregon

    Way to step up Glen! Too funny. (over to you, Anderson)

    April 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  30. Cherry B - Ms

    With all the faults in Italy, does the Italian government have anything in place for these homeless people? They live with the possibility all the time, so surely they plan for this

    April 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  31. Betty Ga.

    Can you show a detailed map of where the quake hit in Italy?
    Probably would be helpful..Thanks!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  32. Lauren--NY

    That 70,000 homeless figure almost made me pass out. I had no idea it was *that* bad.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  33. Esma

    70,000 homeless? That's horrible!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  34. Anthonia-California

    Are the Italian goverment going to atleast shelter the victims that were devasted by the earthquake?

    April 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  35. Atlanta

    So much sadness right now is right Anderson. Seems like all there is breaking news and none of it is good :(.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  36. bereanda

    no wonder President Obama jumped during that military ceremony, while he was in Turkey,, when he heard that military blast go off,, that assisination plot was on his mind,,so sad

    April 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  37. Jennifer - Michigan

    @Dee – The men can do whatever they want – no problem. It's only the women that are treated like that. So scary and sad.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  38. chris

    Fareed Zacharia and David Gergen–what a treat!

    It could only get better if Michael Ware was added to the mix.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  39. Marie Lussoro and Mom

    who can we get in touch with to help the victims in italy?

    April 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  40. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    My heart goes out to the people of Italy as they are continuing to sift through the rubble to find survivors and victims of the earthquake. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  41. Isabel

    Earthquake and Hurricane are things so far from my reality.

    I feel even more scared to be something so unknown!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  42. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I hope they rescue as many as they possible can, and safely done.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  43. Elaine, Des Moines, IA

    What a Monday! Its so sad to hear about Italy....my prayers go out to them. Has Italy had earthquakes before?

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  44. Maren in Oregon

    You can tell from the destruction in Italy, that earthquakes are not commen in this area of the world. I hope this is not a precusor to more to come.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  45. Vanessa, TX

    Oh my goodness...soo terrifying for an earthquake to happen at night..Hopes & prayers to all those ppl that lost their homes, friends, and families...so shocking

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  46. Holly, CA

    I have grown up in earthquake zones both in California and Italy and most things don't bother me. I was in college & living near the epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta 'quake that devastated the San Francisco Bay Area. Our house fell down around us, thankfully no one was hurt but we were trapped in Santa Cruz for 2 weeks because all the roads in & out were damaged.

    However, one thing that scares the death out of me is being buried alive. You learn lots of tricks living in these places. We make sure to close all the kitchen cabinets in case there is a trembler & dishes would come crashing down, you know your escape routes, not to park under trees or power poles. Scary times, and my heart is with all the people in Italy affected by this.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  47. Nattada, Houston TX

    @Erica..What a busy night for all of you. Hope you have fun working with all this excitment. 🙂

    Is that a woman who helped holding that girl down for her punishment. What was wrong with these people. Hitting a girl in public just because she was out without her husband?? Talking about freedom!! I heard that some women was killed just because she did not wear her head dress. What a sad and violent act.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  48. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    @esma, i couldnt agree with you more. great post!

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  49. Julie - Maine


    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  50. Jasmine-Spokane, WA

    just learned today about avalanche survival in school....now the earthquake and all the rubble....how....ironic.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
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