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Need to Know News: Airstrikes continue in Libya, planes land without help, more radiation found in U.S.
March 24th, 2011
10:23 AM ET

Need to Know News: Airstrikes continue in Libya, planes land without help, more radiation found in U.S.

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For March 24, 2011 –Moammar Gadhafi still reigns, new app "takes voyeurism to post-Twitter levels," Elizabeth Taylor's death raises questions on obituary reporting...

• Fifth night of airstrikes unable to stop Gadhafi: "Focusing now on Libyan ground forces, coalition jets pounded targets for a fifth consecutive night but so far have been unable to stop Moammar Gadhafi's armor. A resident in Misrata told CNN that he heard an explosion and that snipers loyal to Gadhafi were operating from rooftops in the besieged western city."

• Two planes land at Washington airport without controller help: "Two planes landed safely early Wednesday morning at Washington's Reagan National Airport after they were unable to reach anyone at the airport's air traffic control tower, according to the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board."

• More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan: "Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, officials say."

• Taylor farewell sheds light on obituary reporting: "For many readers, Elizabeth Taylor's obituary in The New York Times sparked tears, memories and a question. An editor's note at the bottom read: "Mel Gussow, the principal writer of this article, died in 2005. William McDonald and William Grimes contributed updated reporting." How could the writer die before the actress?"

• New Color app promotes mobile voyeurism: The makers of a new and much-anticipated smartphone app called Color are operating on this principle: "We're all inherently voyeuristic," said Peter Pham, president and co-founder of the Palo Alto, California start-up. Color, however, is a location-based, photo-sharing app that takes voyeurism to post-Twitter level by letting users see all of the photos that are being taken by strangers who happen to be within a 150-foot radius of the user's smartphone."

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  1. IKHAN

    While there is utter confusion as to who would be incharge of what in this latest 'war' of our making in Libya, there are more disturbing questions being raised by saner folks around the world.

    What civilians are we vowing to protect as its apparent that this has quickly turned into a civil war between the rebels who are armed and now with tanks too and forces loyal to Ghaddafi? And as reported by CNN correspondents on the ground these rebel forces are determined to fight their way to Benghazi & get rid of Ghaddafi. So would we be bombing these rebel forces if we see civilians being killed at their hands?

    Our defence secy Gates is in Israel while we are at war with Libya. Would this war be directed from Tel Aviv? We already know that our State Department takes cues from Israel.

    Does any one know still what the end game or strategy is? Who will foot the bill? Do we have a time frame for prosecuting this war or is it open ended?

    Answers ? Any one ?

    March 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. charlee daughtry

    Please stay with celebrity interviewa. As for politics you sound as if you need to be on Fox. I turned to another station.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. wayo024

    Why does the press keep on saying that the rebels take this City or that City? Is that really the truth or the Story that Pentagon wrote for the Press? Everyone know that the US and NATO are fighting on the side of the rebels, and bombing the advancement of Gadhafi's, or more accurately Lybyan’s forces while allowing the rebel to advance! The truth may be in convenient, but the truth is the truth and it need to be said! The press should know better.

    March 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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