July 28th, 2009
07:47 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 07/28/09

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We have new information tonight on the Michael Jackson autopsy and toxicology reports. 360's Randi Kaye will have the breaking details. Plus, allegations of homegrown terror. Seven men arrested, an eighth wanted. We'll tell you where and what authorities say they were plotting to do.

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  1. starr formerly known as vincent

    Always grateful for Peter Bergen's expertise.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  2. Renee

    Rats at work! Something else to put in the employee handbook.

    Employees shall refrain from bring rodents and reptiles to the office.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  3. Melissa

    That is scary how easily Americans can be accepted into Al-Qaida. They can bring that training they receive back here and use it. Home-grown indeed.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  4. Michael McKinney

    I think America has many hiden terror cells.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  5. Todd Foster - MI

    My son has four rats as pets and I can tell you that they are very clean, smart and more importantly...creepy!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  6. Jasmine

    I love how we can deal with home grown radicalists, but were too "scared" to deal with GITMO closing.....

    July 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  7. Rafael Bronx.Ny

    I find a blue rat running around NYC pretty cool.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  8. Katey in North Carolina

    Anderson, you do a great job. I love your show!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  9. Heather - Spokane, WA

    How comforting to know that a few of these 'homegrown terrorists' were not very far away from me....

    July 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  10. Joe

    I know we live in a free society, freedom of religion and all, but where so we draw the line between religion and extremism ?

    July 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  11. Cynthia, NC

    @Jarious – I thought the same thing last night when I initially heard about it.. It goes to prove that terrorists can be found just about anywhere, even NC.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  12. Renee

    Some social analysts claim with unemployment on the rise at 10% to 12%, the home grown rise of folks joining cults or religions will be a threat to American culture.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  13. Amanda

    Pet rats brought to work?? Yikes!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  14. starr formerly known as vincent

    Rhis story about terrorists out of NC, is really frightening. We all knew it could happen, but somehow it still shakes me when a story like this is revealed.

    I must say that the wife's statement well put together.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  15. Sabrina In Las Vegas

    I don't like anything extreme.

    I think these Islamic people and Israeli's who are extreme are bad.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  16. Shawn Steckley

    I have seen this kind of recruiting of young men in there early 20's in a restraunt in the early morning hours in Louisiana one night.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  17. Jacqueline, NY

    The feds are trying to get people possibly involved afraid enough to start fessing up.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  18. Nicole S. -- North Carolina

    Those terror suspects were living in NC. Glad they didn't live anywhere near me.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  19. Nicole S. -- North Carolina

    Rats are filthy and nasty, period. The only place they belong is in a trap.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    You're so funny talking rats!!! Ohh! it is not real rats! "The Blue Fox!”

    July 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  21. Lisa A. Philadelphia, PA

    Home grown terrorist, like gangs. They make these troubled kids feel wanted, that they fit in and in exchange they are made to believe that the only way to show love in return is to kill for them. Sad.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  22. danny

    The mouse have been cured.

    That's great and I'm sure he's happy, but he looks a little "blue".

    July 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  23. ericacnn

    the story of daniel boyd def has a few twists and turns...

    July 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  24. david b kash

    did you know that diprovan is used in surgery with animals. Such as dogs and cats. david

    July 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  25. Marv

    Considering the plethora of drugs in Michael Jackson's system, the Dirpavan could have been administered, but being able to prove it, i.e. reach a guilty verdict for any doctor would be impossible at best.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  26. ericacnn

    @ Cynthia, it did seem to be Tarheel blue, you're right! 🙂

    at least one of our camera operators had a pet rat as a kid, and a few of the guys are saying they make great pets, supposdeuly very cuddly. i once worked with a woman who often brought her pet rats into work (in a cage).

    July 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  27. Jarious

    I live in North Carolina, and the "home-grown terrorists" is shocking.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  28. Jasmine

    one of the Jihads had connections to WA State...too close to home for me! 😮

    July 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  29. Isabel, Brazil

    I honestly do not like any medicine for sleep and scare me to know that people that I love who need them.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  30. Melissa

    Wow, that piece with Dr. Gupta and Diprivan was interesting. Glad the patient is doing well.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  31. Sabrina In Las Vegas

    It is very sad but all of our laws have come about due to a tragedy occurring and then up being reactive to the situation instead of being proactive and trying to figure out what could happen and guard against it.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  32. Nicole S. -- North Carolina

    Andrea - a member of Michael's security team, Alberto Alvarez, made the 911 call. Last I heard, Alvarez's wife said her husband was in an undisclosed location.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  33. Rafael Bronx.Ny

    I am shock to see how fast that person stopped breathing. No wonder why these medications should not be used at home. Dr. Gupta did a good job showing us viewers how this drug is dangerous to use and should only be used in hospital under medical supervision.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  34. Todd Foster

    After viewing Dr. Gupta's report, it is truly amazing that Michael Jackson lived as long as he did with his alleged use of Diprivan. This anesthetic must be considered a controlled substance with the possible complications that may occur with its use outside of a controlled setting.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  35. Cynthia, NC

    That mouse is a UNC Tarheel! Love the Carolina Blue!!!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  36. Monica C.

    Hello Anderson,
    Given the fact that the drug, propofol, was not to be administered outside of a hospital setting, I believe a strong case can be made. However, all the doctors that were in contact with Jackson should be investigated thoroughly.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  37. starr formerly known as vincent

    Should Diprivan be a controlled substance? YES!

    I can't believe it wasn't registered as a controlled substance to begin with. Certainly, if MJ's death is related to the use of this drug, it will be.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  38. Jacqueline, NY

    Nooooooooooo Erica and Anderson!
    Blue rats black white red green or any other– NO THANKS!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  39. Joanne

    I've suffered from insomnia for a long time and no one has mentioned that sedation is not the same as sleep. I hope Dr. Gupta could address this in the future.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  40. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Great piece by Sanjay. How could anyone even consider using propofol in anything besides a hospital setting? In my opinion that is at the least negligence.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  41. Sabrina In Las Vegas

    Yikes I am one of those texting people...but only until I go back to LA tomorrow forever.

    I promise I don't hit anyone and I stay in my lane.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  42. Heather - Spokane, WA

    That was scary to watch especialy after you hear that the patient stopped breathing. If and when I have to have surgery I am going to be asking the doctor what they are going to put me under with!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  43. Osemare, Garland Tx

    Regardless of what the reason was, the good doctor knew that the drug was for hospital use only but his negligence caused him to make such a foolish mistake

    July 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  44. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    hahahaha nice rat... Go Anderson! will call you "The Blue Fox!" 😉

    July 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  45. Minou, New York City

    A white/blue rat! I smell a trend coming our way! How pretty!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow! That is so interesting what dr. had to check his own breathing in operation room. Thank you Dr. Sanjay Gutpa!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  47. Peggy

    At some point, we must take responsibility for our actions, but the doctor was clearly wrong to enable Michael to die, which means what???? He's guilty of something.
    Powder Springs, GA

    July 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  48. Nancy in Oregon

    Did MJ flirt with death nightly?

    July 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  49. Anthonia-california

    That was intense! i can't believe thats what really happens in the real medical hospital!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  50. sheena

    What dr gupyta is demonstrating is not sleep, its unconsciouness or comatose type behavior. Wow.

    July 28, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
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