April 27th, 2010
09:52 PM ET

Goldman Sachs Grilled: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, the Goldman grilling on Capitol Hill. Democrats and Republicans roasting company executives late into the night.The charges? Selling investors what one Senator called crap. The current and former executives say they've done nothing wrong. Plus, remembering the hero who saved a stranger's life.

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

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Filed under: Live Blog • T1
April 27th, 2010
07:51 PM ET

Raw Data: Violence in Chicago

Program Note: Don't miss our report on the violence in Chicago tonight on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Chicago Police Department

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More than 100 people have been murdered in Chicago this year. Now some lawmakers are calling for the National Guard to be deployed to Chicago. Here is the raw data on crime in the Windy City.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Chicago Killings • Crime
April 27th, 2010
07:05 PM ET

Fact Check: The cost of obesity

Program Note: Don't miss our coverage of the high cost of obesity tonight on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

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Diana Holden

The White House on Tuesday unveiled its campaign to fight childhood obesity. First lady Michelle Obama is spearheading the effort.

In a kickoff event at the White House, the first lady said, "Economic experts tell us that we are spending outrageous amounts of money treating obesity-related conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer."

Fact Check: How much is spent annually on obesity in the United States?

• A 2009 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with RTI International (a nonprofit research group), found that the direct and indirect cost of obesity "is as high as $147 billion annually." The study was based on figures collected in 2006.

• The study found that in 2006, obese patients spent an average of $1,429 more for their medical care than did people within a normal weight range. That is a 42 percent higher cost for people who are obese.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Health Care
April 27th, 2010
06:50 PM ET

Evening Buzz: National Guard Can Help End Chicago's Violence?

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Should that National Guard be called in to help end the violence in Chicago? Two state lawmakers think so.  John Fritchey (D) and LaShawn Ford (D) believe the Guard can do a better job stopping the bloodshed.

"We have National Guard members that are living in the city, that have been trained in police and law enforcement, that have been deployed to Afghanistan to help train the Afghan Police Department in safeguarding those neighborhoods. We have the ability with very little effort to immediately deploy these men and women right here in their backyards to assist the (Chicago) police department. They can be out here, living at home , assisting the police department and saving lives," said Fritchey at a news conference on Sunday.

"If we send a message that the National Guard is working with the Chicago police, that is going to send a strong message to the community immediately that there is more effort to curb the violence," added Ford

We've been following the trouble in Chicago on 360° for years. Sadly it isn't getting better. Kids keep killing kids. The drug and gang violence continues. In one night last week, seven people were killed and 18 were wounded. So far this year there are 113 homicides in the city. That's up slightly from 109 at this time last year.

Victor Woods, a community activist in Chicago, is against the National Guard proposal. He says there's a "huge mistrust" problem with the Chicago Police that must change for the violence to stop. "Police are gonna have to take off their guns and vests and regain the trust of the communities."

Woods points to a shooting on April 12. That's when Robert Tate, 17, was shot in the chest on the West side of Chicago. As he lay bleeding on the street a police officer asked him he he knew who shot him. Tate said I'm not telling you. Tate, who ironically was nicknamed "C Murder" took his secret to the grave.

Chicago police officers, like many other big cities, have a problem where people refuse to give them information. Witnesses don't want to snitch. In February, the Chicago P.D. started a new campaign to try and change that way of life on the streets.  The TV and prints ads share the message: "Stop the violence. Stop the Silence.  Silence Kills." They're encouraging people to send confidential text messages that can't be traced. Joe Johns has discovered they got 559 tips last year that led to 22 arrests. Don't miss Joe's report tonight.

We'll also look at the grilling current and former Goldman Sachs executives took on Capitol Hill today. They maintained their innocence as lawmakers questioned their role in the financial crisis. It got heated many times as a Senate panel demanded answers. We're keeping them honest.

Plus, TV talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw on America's obesity epidemic and why it's costing all of us.

Join us for these stories and much more tonight on 360° starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.

Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
April 27th, 2010
06:35 PM ET
April 27th, 2010
05:59 PM ET

Delta jet diverted to Maine because of disruptive passenger

CNN Wire Staff

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A trans-Atlantic Delta Air Lines flight was diverted to Bangor, Maine, because of a disruptive passenger, a Delta spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Federal air marshals on board Flight 273 took the passenger into custody, Delta's Susan Elliott said, and he was being questioned by authorities.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Travel
April 27th, 2010
05:05 PM ET

Interactive: The key Goldman power players

Program Note: Don't miss our report on the hearing tonight on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.


Top Goldman Sachs execs maintained their innocence even as they endured lawmakers' blistering cross-examination on the financial crisis.

Lloyd Blankfein, Fabrice Tourre and five other Goldman Sachs managers defended the company's mortgage market moves on Capitol Hill.

Go to the interactive above to read profiles of the key Goldman Sachs power players.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Finance
April 27th, 2010
05:01 PM ET

Video: Inside a Chicago ER

A little less than a year ago, Dr. Sanjay Gupta went inside a Chicago Emergency Room to report on how hospitals in the city were responding to the violence in the city.

In the above report, he spoke to Dr. Steven Salzman, a trauma surgeon, who regularly treats victims of the violence. Dr. Salzman will be on again tonight to talk about the disturbing amount of crime plaguing Chicago.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Chicago Killings • Dr. Sanjay Gupta
April 27th, 2010
04:11 PM ET

When short selling is good

Richard Sauer
Special to CNN

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Pity the poor short-seller. Seriously. That much-maligned creature gets no love at the best of times, and these days are more like the worst.

This, despite the irreplaceable benefits he brings to the financial markets. Short-selling in the conventional sense involves borrowing stock, selling it and, at a later date, replacing the borrowed shares though market purchases. If, in the interim, the shares have declined in value, the short-seller prospers. If not, he doesn't.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Economy • Richard Sauer • Wall St.
April 27th, 2010
03:42 PM ET

Study: Chocolate and depression go hand in hand

Program Note: Don't miss Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report on the study tonight on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Denise Mann

When Dina Khiry is feeling a bit down, she reaches for chocolate. "I like Reese's peanut butter cups, Hershey's bars, and chocolate cake batter," says the 24-year-old public relations associate. "I feel better in the moment - and then worse later on, when I realize that I just consumed thousands of calories."

Khiry's emotional relationship with chocolate isn't uncommon, new research suggests. According to a study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who feel depressed eat about 55 percent more chocolate than their non-depressed peers. And the more depressed they feel, the more chocolate they tend to eat.

Although gorging on chocolate and sweets to beat the blues has become a cliché thanks to sitcoms and romantic comedies, there's been "little prior scientific literature linking chocolate and depression," says the lead author of the study, Dr. Beatrice Golomb, a professor of medicine at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. The study, she says, provides evidence to support "the popular perception that when people need a pick-me-up, they pick up chocolate."

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Medical News
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