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March 9th, 2011
09:40 AM ET

NFLPA prepares players for possible lockout with financial tips

As the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) enter day 15 of negotiations, the NFLPA is preparing its players for a possible lockout.

The NFLPA has issued a handbook with financial tips in the event the players lose their salaries, which range from $300,000 to $25.5 million. New York Jets fullback Tony Richardson is an NFLPA executive committee member and talks to T.J. Holmes about the negotiations and possible lockout.

Filed under: Sports • U.S.
March 9th, 2011
09:25 AM ET

Nightmare flight takes twelve hours instead of four

American Airlines Flight 1384 was supposed to take four hours to get from Barbados to New York but ended up lasting eight hours longer than expected after encountering bad weather Sunday.

After three reroutings, two aborted landings, and twelve hours, the flight originally destined for New York landed in Philadelphia. Caitlin Gorry was on the flight and tells Kiran Chetry and T.J. Holmes about her experience.

Filed under: Travel • U.S.
March 9th, 2011
08:53 AM ET

Former NASA astronaut reflects on Discovery's final mission

Space Shuttle Discovery will be touching down on earth for the last time Wednesday, bringing an end to its 27-year career.

Former NASA astronaut Col. Bob Springer flew on Discovery in 1989 and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the space shuttle's final mission and legacy.

Filed under: Science • U.S.
March 9th, 2011
08:32 AM ET

Is a no-fly zone in Libya an option?

How likely is a no-fly zone in Libya and would it work?

Former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns says the United States is in a difficult position but says humanitarian aid and intimidation might smart tactics for the international community to employ.

Amb. Burns talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the situation in Libya.

Filed under: U.S. • World
March 9th, 2011
07:53 AM ET

King: "The overwhelming majority of Muslims are outstanding patriots"

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will be holding Congressional hearings on home-grown terrorism Thursday, but critics say the hearings are putting Islam on trial.

Rep. King says, he wants Americans "to realize the extent to which Al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize within the Muslim-American community" and also says he "the overwhelming majority of Muslims are outstanding patriots".

CNN's T.J. Holmes talks to Rep. King about the hearings.

Filed under: Education • Politics • U.S.