November 15th, 2009
09:54 AM ET

Mother charged in connection with daughter's disappearance


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Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

The mother of a missing North Carolina girl has been charged in connection with her daughter's disappearance, the Fayetteville Police Department said in a statement released late Saturday night.

The mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, has been charged with human trafficking, felony child abuse, prostitution, and filing a police report.

Authorities did not reveal the details surrounding the arrest, only to say that information they received today led them to file charges against Ms. Davis.

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/10/art.crime.amber.alert.missinggirl.jpg caption="Shaniya Davis, 5, was last seen on Tuesday."]


Filed under: 360° Radar • Crime & Punishment • Gabe Falcon
November 15th, 2009
07:28 AM ET

Dear President Obama #300: Your 300 Day-A-Versary!

Reporter's Note: President Obama took the oath on a cold day in January. Now the chill is descending on DC once again, and still I press on, warming my hands daily over the keyboard as I launch another letter to the White House. I don’t know how he feels, but I could use a day off.

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Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Dear Mr. President,

Congratulations! You’ve been President of the United States for 300 days. You are rapidly closing in on a quarter of your term being done. Well, at least your first term. We’ll see what voters think about a second. Time flies when you are not having fun, doesn’t it?

I say that because you really don’t seem to be having as much fun on the job as I would expect. I mean, sure you’re taking on a lot of massive, global, tres tres serious problems, but for crying out loud, you’re also arguably the most powerful person on the planet. That’s got to be fun even on a bad day. (Actually, I say “arguably” but Forbes magazine just ranked you number one in terms of power players, so I guess the argument is over. After all, you can’t put something in print unless it is true.)

But in all fairness and with respect, the polls say an awful lot of Americans are not having as much fun with your presidency as they expected either. You know the laundry list of complaints: Jobs, mortgage failures, soaring deficit, same old partisan bickering, too much travel. On it goes. You’ve certainly warned people a pretty good bit about not expecting too much too soon, and you know that I have always said that’s a well placed caution. Many of the problems you promised to fix are like redwoods; they’ve been growing a long time and change comes very, very slowly.