General Motors, the nation's largest automaker, will file a bankruptcy petition at 8 a.m. ET, according to a source with direct knowledge of the proceedings. Getty Images/FILE
Here are the big stories on the agenda today:
Breaking now… Air France confirms to CNN that a flight from Rio de Janerio bound for Paris is missing. It fell off the radar. There are 216 passengers and 12 crew members on board.
D-day for General Motors. What was once the world’s biggest automaker will file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this morning. President Obama will address the nation about the government takeover at 11:55 AM ET. The saying was “as goes GM, so goes the nation.” So now what for the nation? We’ll speak to Michigan’s governor about the fallout for her state and the ripple effect across the Midwest, the country and the continent!
And – a long-time target of anti-abortion activists - killed in cold blood. Kansas Doctor George Tiller was gunned down at his church in Wichita. Tiller was one of the only U.S. doctors performing late-term abortions. A suspect is in custody, and police are still trying to determine a motive. We're live in Wichita with this developing story. We’re also talking to a woman in the same profession who knew Tiller for 30 years, about living with the constant threat of violence.
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