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May 4th, 2010
08:17 PM ET

The Teaser

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

6:40AM  Inside the Times Square investigation – David Kelly, fmr. WTC prosecutor, and Jack Rice, fmr. CIA Officer, on the arrest of Faisal Shahzad.

7:10AM  Links to Pakistan – we'll trace Shazad's path, and its significance, with fmr. CIA officer Peter Brookes and Nick Schmidle, Fellow at the New America Foundation.

7:40AM  A single Northern Gannet seabird  – the first wildlife casualty from the oil spill in the Gulf. What's being done to prevent more? We'll ask Randy Pausina from the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries and Ken Rosenberg, Dir. of Conservation Science at Cornell.

8:40AM  Addressing the organ donor crisis – New York Assemblyman Richard Brodsky on his push for a controversial "presumed consent" law that asks people to "opt-out" of donating rather than "opt-in".

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Filed under: American Morning • The Teaser
May 4th, 2010
03:30 PM ET

The legacy of Kent State: A mother's wisdom

By Ronni Berke and Carol Costello, CNN

(CNN) – May 4, 1970: a turning point in America's Vietnam legacy.

That day, Elaine Holstein's son, Jeff Miller, was one of four students killed when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war demonstration at Kent State University. Holstein is still haunted. "The nightmare is 40-years-old," she says.

Tensions were high. President Richard Nixon had just announced the Vietnam War had expanded into Cambodia and every family with a young man like Jeff had to grapple with the possibility he might be drafted into combat.

Her son, who would have turned 60 this month, had called her before going to the demonstration. "He said 'don't worry about it. I might get arrested, but I won't get my head broken.'"

Later, when she heard about the shootings on the radio, she tried calling Jeff at his apartment. Another student answered. "He's dead," he told her.

That moment marked the end of Holstein's innocence, she says.


Filed under: Crime • U.S.
May 4th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Times Square suspect caught

New York (CNN) – Authorities hunting for the suspect in the botched Times Square bombing dramatically beat the clock overnight, seizing a Pakistani-American citizen moments before he began a long trip to his strife-torn homeland.

Faisal Shahzad, 30, was arrested around 11:45 p.m. ET Monday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, said Attorney General Eric Holder.

Shahzad will appear sometime after 2 p.m. ET Tuesday in federal court, the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan said.

The suspect is set to go before Magistrate Judge Kevin Fox. Charges will be read against the defendant, and the judge will determine if a bail will be set.

Latest updates in Times Square bomb scare

Filed under: Terrorism • U.S.
May 4th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Times Square suspect has Pakistani residency

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) – The Pakistani-American suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt has a Karachi identification card, a document that shows Pakistani residency, and the suspect's family is from northwestern Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told CNN.

Malik was notified about the arrest of Faisal Shahzad on Tuesday morning by the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan and said his government will cooperate with the United States government in the investigation.

The northwestern Pakistan region is a stronghold of militants and jihadis who have been targeted by U.S. drone strikes.

Bomb plot suspect arrested at 'last second'

Filed under: Terrorism • U.S.
May 4th, 2010
08:00 AM ET
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07:00 AM ET
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