AC360° Associate Producer
It’s a busy day at the United Nations today. President Barack Obama is on the world stage and will hold his first three-way summit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. What kind of progress does Obama expect to make in this trilateral meeting? Will his approach be different than that of his predecessors?
Obama will also address the UN’s Climate Change Summit and will be joined by Chinese President Hu Jintao. Both China and the U.S. are the two biggest emitters of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and many people believe that participation by both is essential for progress on climate change. But they remain at odds, however, over the level of China’s responsibility for carbon cuts. China may announce a plan to reduce its carbon emissions. Is the Obama administration going to set any goals or make any changes as well? Given the economic challenges, is this still a priority for the U.S.?
And we’re following developments on the terror plot. Najibullah Zazi allegedly told federal agents that he had received weapons and explosives training in an area of Pakistan with ties to al-Qaeda. Zazi and his father – who both live in Denver – and a Queens imam, have been charged with criminal offenses. It turns out federal authorities have tied as many as a dozen people to the suspected al-Qaeda linked bomb plot on U.S. soil and more arrests are expected. We’ll have the latest details on the investigation tonight.
We’re continuing our series this week on prime suspects. Randi Kaye follows up on the case of the notorious ‘Craigslist Killer.’ Phillip Markoff, 23, was charged with killing a woman he may have met through a Craiglist online ad earlier this year. Randi talks to investigators about how they were able to track down the suspect.
Floods have killed at least six people in Atlanta, including a 2-year-old child who died after being ripped from his father’s arms as the man struggled to hold on to bushes. Parts of four major interstates are closed and residents are urged not to drive. Some parts of the state have had more than 20 inches of rain since Friday. David Mattingly will keep us updated on the flooding tonight.
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