October 11th, 2010
09:50 PM ET

'Pirate Lake' Suspects?:Join the Live Chat

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There are conflicting reports tonight that there are two suspects wanted in connection with case of the missing American possibly killed in a lake along the U.S.-Mexico border. Anderson talks with the man's wife. Plus, tonight's other headlines.

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Filed under: Live Blog
October 11th, 2010
09:26 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Nazi Re-Enactment Controversy

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight on 360°, hear from the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress who is taking heat for his former hobby - being a World War II re-enactor, on the German side, pretending to be a member of Adolf Hitler's elite killing unit, the SS.

Rich Iott says his hobby is being taken out of context. Swastikas were banned from their attire. The tea party favorite in Ohio wants to point out he's a re-enactor for all types of battles, including those from World War I and the U.S. Civil War.

Meanwhile, the Tea Party favorite in Nevada's U.S. Senate race is under fire for comments she made about Islam.

Last month, Sharron Angle was asked at a rally to give her feedback on a television report on how Muslims want to "take over the United States."

Angle responded: "We're talking about a militant terrorist situation, which I believe it isn't a widespread thing, but it is enough that we need to address, and we have been addressing it."

"My thoughts are these, first of all, Dearborn, Michigan and Frankford, Texas, are on American soil, and under constitutional law. Not Sharia law. And, I don't know how that happened in the United States," she said. "It seems there is something fundamentally wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to even take hold in any municipality or government situation in our United States."

Dearborn Mayor John O'Reilly took issue with Angle's comments. You'll hear from him tonight.

Plus, the latest on the mission to rescue 33 miners in Chile. They've been trapped for more than two months, but some could be freed in about 24 hours. Gary Tuchman has a live report from the site.

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

Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
October 11th, 2010
08:55 PM ET

Mayor to Angle: Come to Dearborn

Martina Stewart
AC360° Digital Producer

Editor’s Note: Watch Anderson's interview with Dearborn Mayor John O'Reilly.

(CNN) – Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle will soon receive a personal invitation to visit Dearborn, Michigan – and a bit of the history lesson in the process.

Last week at a rally of Tea Party movement supporters, Angle said Dearborn and Frankford, Texas are subject to Sharia, or Islamic law.

“We're talking about a militant terrorist situation, which I believe isn't a widespread thing, but it is enough that we need to address, and we have been addressing it,” Angle said according to audio of the rally obtained by the Washington Post. “My thoughts are these. First of all, Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas, are on American soil, and under constitutional law. Not Sharia law. And I don't know how that happened in the United States.”

In a letter sent to Angle Monday, Dearborn Mayor John O’Reilly, Jr. fired back at the Nevada Republican.

Read O'Reilly's letter to Angle

“I am deeply distressed that you have been misled about our community and the way that we conduct our affairs,” O’Reilly writes.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Islam • Martina Stewart
October 11th, 2010
06:54 PM ET

Producer’s Notebook: As rescue nears, media descend on Chilean mine

Ismael Estrada
AC360­° Producer

Copiapo, Chile (CNN) - A walk around this mine site says it all.

Media from all over the world have filled the mountainside with tents, generators, makeshift live platforms and work stations. Mixed amongst the media are the families of the 33 miners who have waited since early August for their loved ones to resurface from the mine below.

There are tributes and flags everywhere we look, everyone waiting for that moment when the first miners are freed. There is a lot of buzz and anticipation here; everyone knows that the ordeal is near its end.

(More photos after the jump)


Filed under: 360° Radar • Behind The Scenes • Ismael Estrada
October 11th, 2010
06:15 PM ET
October 11th, 2010
05:21 PM ET

Beat 360° 10/11/10

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

President Barack Obama departs with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner after delivering a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House regarding support for infrastructure development October 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

Update: Beat 360° Winners:

Sean Yates
“Look Tim, if you can’t fix this unemployment thing you’ll be leaving more than this stage.”


Cameron Cox, Winnipeg, Canada
"Is it too late to run for mayor?"

___________________________________________________________________________Beat 360° Challenge

Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
October 11th, 2010
02:30 PM ET

Wife of American who went missing at lake pleads for help

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CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Mexico police are searching for two suspects in the case of a U.S. citizen who disappeared during a sightseeing trip on the U.S.-Mexican border in South Texas, authorities said Monday.

The suspects are two brothers who are "well known to this area," according Luis Homero Uvalle, a spokesman for the state attorney general. He identifed the suspects only as "El 27" and "El 31."

David Michael Hartley went missing September 30. His wife, Tiffany, told authorities her husband was shot and killed during a sightseeing trip on Falcon Lake, which bisects the international border.

On Monday, Tiffany Hartley, along with David Hartley's mother, Pam, appeared on several morning talk shows asking for information that will help investigators find those responsible for David's death and find his body.

Full story

Filed under: 360° Radar
October 11th, 2010
02:15 PM ET

Wednesday is target for extraction of Chilean miners to begin

CNN Wire Staff

Copiapo, Chile (CNN) - Rescue crews in Chile will begin at midnight Tuesday - and perhaps even earlier - to free the 33 miners trapped for more than two months nearly half a mile below ground, Chile's mining minister said Monday.

"We are hoping to initiate the rescue beginning at zero hours on Wednesday," or 11 p.m. ET Tuesday, Laurence Golborne told reporters outside the mine. Though it may come even sooner, he said, "We're going to take all the time necessary to assure that the plans are adequate."

That decision was made after the rescue capsule, called Phoenix 1, was lowered overnight to 610 meters (about 2,000 feet), 12 meters short of where the men are trapped, he said. "It fit very well," he said. "Not even dust fell inside."

Asked why the capsule was not lowered all the way into the mine, Golborne said, "We could not risk that somebody might jump in."

The extraction cannot begin immediately because the concrete base built for the winch system must first harden, he said.

All of the miners appear to be in good physical and emotional shape.

"We are extraordinarily content," Minister of Health Jaime Manalich said.

Full story

Filed under: 360° Radar
October 11th, 2010
01:59 PM ET

CNN Hero: 'This is the most incredible opportunity we have ever had to raise awareness of this vital work'

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Programming Note: CNN Heroes received more than ten thousand nominations from 100 countries. A Blue Ribbon Panel selected the Top 10 CNN Heroes for the year. Voting for the CNN Hero of the Year continues through November 18th (6am ET) at CNNHeroes.com

Editor's Note: Since 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow has dedicated his life to helping people in need. Today, his program, Mary’s Meals – run from a tin shed in the Scottish highlands - provides free daily meals to more than 400,000 children around the world.

When I got the call, I was actually in a car on the way from Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Mary’s Meals was chosen to be part of the festivities to celebrate the Pope's visit and his historic meeting with the queen. Mary's Meals volunteers turned out in force and spent the day on the streets collecting cans and handing out Mary’s Meals literature. As usual, we were astounded by people’s generosity.

Your incredible news made an already fantastic day even more wonderful! I was genuinely shocked to learn I had made the Top 10 – especially because I have been so moved and impressed by all those other people featured as Heroes!

Filed under: CNN Heroes
October 11th, 2010
01:18 PM ET

Letters to the President: #630 'Can we still be friends? Not likely . . . '

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Reporter's Note: President Obama is steadily firing up the flamethrowers for the midterm vote in a few weeks, but as I note in my daily letter now one of his top advisers seems to be walking around with a fire extinguisher.

Dear Mr. President,

You’ve got to be kidding. For the past few weeks you and your most ardent Democratic pals from Congress have been laying into the Republicans like wheat threshers. You’ve accused them of everything from dishonesty to deceit to near treason over their resistance to your programs. Fair enough. That’s politics, especially when an election is coming up and your party is on the ropes.

But now here comes your senior adviser, David Axelrod, this past weekend saying he hopes if the Republicans make big gains this fall they’ll be more inclined to cooperate with your plans. Has he been locked in a closet or is he addled from pounding his head against the wall?

Now, I’ll grant that I was saying just the other day that you might want to be singing a few more verses of bipartisan “Kumbaya.” My reasoning was, “Hey, the GOP is going to gain some seats. No matter how many or how few, you’re going to need some friends on their side of the aisle or you may as well schedule a lot of golfing for the next two years.”

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