June 4th, 2009
11:24 PM ET

$20 million in bonuses for Chrysler execs?

Justine Redman and Joe Johns
AC360º Producer and Correspondent

Grilled at a Senate hearing Wednesday, the President of Chrysler couldn't answer a question about whether 15 Chrysler employees stand to get $20 million in bonuses.  Keeping them honest, we want to know the answer too. Please send us your confidential tips to AC360KTH@CNN.com

Here is an excerpt from a Senate committee hearing yesterday on GM and Chrysler plans to close dealerships, and how to protect dealers and consumers:

SENATOR MCCASKILL: This is a difficult question, Mr. Press, but I looked and I have - we've gotten some information that came to us back channel about the DIP budget, and this is the debtor in possession budget in the bankruptcy. And it talks about the budget for the old company. And what troubles me in there, there's an acknowledgement that there may be up to 15 employees of old Chrysler working on this bankruptcy and there is a pool in this budget of up to $20 million for bonuses.

I can't imagine what kind of kick in the gut that would be if we were to learn in the next two weeks that some of the old Chrysler folks - which are getting paid their salaries, which they should, you guys are doing hard work.


Filed under: 360° Radar • auto bailout • Joe Johns • Justine Redman
June 4th, 2009
10:59 PM ET
June 4th, 2009
10:12 PM ET

360° Interview: A Q&A with Scott Husted

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Chuck Hadad
AC360° Producer

Brock Husted was stabbed to death along with his wife and unborn child in their Ventura, California home on May 20th. His 9-year-old son saw the killer enter the home and discovered his parents’ bodies afterward. Now, more than two weeks later, the suspect and the motive seem to be a complete mystery. I spoke to Scott Husted, brother of victim Brock Husted, today in preparation for his interview on tonight’s AC360° Interview. These are not exact quotes but notes on our conversation that are given to Anderson to prepare for the interview.


– The case is as wide open as today as it was the day it happened. A lot of police work has been put into it so I don't want to say we're no closer but we have no idea as far as motive. The police as recently as this morning continue to conduct interviews and they have not given us any indication that they're getting close on the case at this point. We’re in contact with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office daily.

– The kids are doing ok. How well can a kid do when their parents are taken from them and their living arrangements are disrupted? I don't want to say that they're doing well but they're doing as well as can be expected. They ask for their parents every day and express how much they miss them every day.


June 4th, 2009
09:57 PM ET

Video: Detained journalists in North Korea

Editor's Note: Two U.S. journalists who were detained in North Korea while covering the plight of defectors living along the China-North Korea border have been sentenced to 12 years in labor prisons, the country's state-run media said Monday.

The Central Court of North Korea sentenced Laura Ling and Euna Lee for the "grave crime they committed against the Korean nation and their illegal border crossing," the Korean Central News Agency said.

As a result, the court sentenced the women to "12 years of reform through labor," meaning they will serve out their sentence in a labor prison. Watch Anderson's report on the situation as Ling and Lee were about to go to trial last week.

June 4th, 2009
09:53 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 06/04/09

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Did you see Pres. Obama's speech to Muslims today? We'll play parts of it for you tonight. And we have reaction to his message from around the world.

Want to know what else we're covering tonight? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

And take a look at our live web camera from the 360° studio. Watch the WEBCAM

Filed under: Live Blog • T1
June 4th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Video: Reaction in Baghdad

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more reactions to President Obama’s speech from people around the world on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Filed under: 360° Q & A • Iraq
June 4th, 2009
08:48 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Pres. Obama's Message to Muslims

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight on AC360°, Pres. Obama's message to Muslims. What he said and what he didn't that has a lot of people talking. We'll play parts of his speech for you. And, our panel of experts will weigh in. Was Pres. Obama successful? Sound off below.

Plus, a pregnant mother and father stabbed to death in their own home. Their murderer walked right past their son as he watched TV and never hurt him. The search continues for the killer. We'll have the latest on this murder mystery.

And, did you see Anderson's twitter trouble today on Regis & Kelly? It's tonight's shot.

Join us for all this and much more starting at 10pm ET.

See you then!

Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
June 4th, 2009
08:45 PM ET

Video: Reaction in Kabul, Afghanistan

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more reactions to President Obama’s speech from people around the world on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Filed under: Middle East • President Barack Obama
June 4th, 2009
08:40 PM ET

Video: Reaction in Jerusalem

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more reactions to President Obama’s speech from people around the world on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Global 360°
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