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October 24th, 2009
04:37 AM ET

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Just hours after a suicide bombing near the capital - another explosion in Pakistan. This time in a residential area just outside Peshawar. We'll have a live report.

The tally of bank failures broke past the No. 100 milestone Friday night, with regulators announcing the year's 106th closure.

A New Jersey town is urged to be "extra vigilant" after a Roman Catholic priest was found dead in the kitchen of his church's rectory.

Were they in a "heated discussion" or asleep? The NTSB hopes a cockpit voice recorder will help determine why a passenger jet overshot a runway by 150 miles.

"Good Hair" opens nationwide this weekend. TJ Holmes' recently sat down with comedian Chris Rock to talk about his documentary.

Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes in the CNN Newsroom for all the day's top stories, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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  1. Francis DiBona

    I definitely feel that these pilots should be grounded until answers are forthcoming.

    October 24, 2009 at 6:07 am |
  2. Sam

    Are u sure it was not a secret drill to check the response of air traffic controllers etc.

    October 24, 2009 at 6:07 am |
  3. Ann N.

    There is no "Good Hair" only healthy hair, whether it is yours or not. I believe everyone should be proud of their hair and the choices they want to make with it. There is no need to broadcast whether your hair is real or fake as long as it looks fabulous and your confident , you should do you.

    October 24, 2009 at 6:29 am |
  4. Sarah Patterson

    Betty,

    I think the pilots were making out and are embarrassed.
    Love to watch you both on Saturday.

    Thanks

    October 24, 2009 at 6:30 am |
  5. Pauline Walters

    Chris Rock is not funny so I will not see his new movie. From the footage that I saw of the movie I find it as an insult. He should be ashamed of himself to attack his race. If a woman wants to wear a wig or even a moose on their head, that is their choice. When someone looks good they feel good. People of all races enhance their looks such as plactic surgery. Chris Rock needs to live in the real world and come out from the rock he is under.

    October 24, 2009 at 6:46 am |
  6. tim

    I think those pilots were asleep. I know they work long hard hours and sometimes get tired. This is ine instance where fatigue caught up with them.

    October 24, 2009 at 7:16 am |
  7. Jesse Bautista

    Betty, I would be great to know from other flight crew members or passengers about why someone would not wonder why the jet was way over on time for landing. You have to think that everyone knows almost to the minute what time a flight should land.

    It is strange that no one would try to knock or communicate with the pilots after maybe 30 minutes to check on them? thank you.

    October 24, 2009 at 7:18 am |
  8. Sharon Faul

    I'm already having a tough time talking my husband into getting on a plane. This doesn't help!

    October 24, 2009 at 7:18 am |
  9. Ann Badding

    With regard to the pilots overshooting their destination by 150 miles, might it be possible to simply wait on the facts? Why must we speculate; just report the facts, we'll listen, and let the hearings take place. Then, simply report the facts from the hearings. That's how I remember fact-based news. Many thanks...I'm happy you're up so early on Saturdays, just like I am!

    October 24, 2009 at 7:19 am |
  10. Kevin Dinneen

    two things, First....At first they say it was a heated argument, and now a pilot is saying that no argument took place. Who made that initial announcement and why as it changed. Second..I assume the pilots know that the cabin voice recorder only records the last 30 minutes....I believe there will be nothing on the cabin voice recorder because once they realized their mistake they would have waited to respond to ground control. This way my make sure nothing but normal conversation is going on in the cabin.....Just my opinion.

    October 24, 2009 at 7:31 am |
  11. Alan Ross

    The Northwest Crew for flight 188 must have put the "Do Not Disturb" door hanger on the cockpit door and set the auto-pilot so they could catch some much needed zzzz's. With the airlines being so strapped for cash...(LOL) they must be having to work crew and pilots alot of extra hours to keep from hiring new personnel and paying the expense of training them. They say they weren't asleep... another LOL. I can't wait for the "official" report from Delta-Northwest. Tell ya what... makes me want to re-think flying the friendly skies.

    October 24, 2009 at 7:53 am |
  12. Pauly

    I really don't care why the pilots overshot the airport & didn't answer the controllers. There can be no logical explanation since the equipment didn't malfunction. They placed their passengers in possible danger & almost caused a panic on the ground. They should never be allowed to pilot an airplane again!!!

    October 24, 2009 at 7:57 am |
  13. Rodney Roe

    Here are my thoughts about the controversy over Chris Rock's movie about black women's hair. Taking the lid off subjects such as this and letting a little light in is a good thing. Conversations with a black woman friend of mine made me aware of subtleties of skin color, hair texture, and other features that, being white, had escaped my notice. In an era when we have black news anchors, a black first family and prominent afro-americans in business and entertainment it is time for blacks and whites to see each other and themselves as beautiful despite their differences. Black women with hair that doesn't want to go straight should feel comfortable with styles that work well with their hair.

    October 24, 2009 at 7:57 am |
  14. angela cox

    iam in agreement with those who said they fell asleep.How else can this situation be explain .thank god they didnot run out of fuel.i hope i never fly on a plane with those pilots.

    October 24, 2009 at 8:18 am |
  15. doug

    what about the auto-pilot? it was obviously disengaged or set for some other destination. it's my understanding that the pilots take care of take off, landing and any variances in routing due to weather etc. i wish someone would ask a so-called "expert" to address what the auto pilot actually does and how much is it relied upon.

    have a great day!

    doug

    October 24, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  16. Michelle

    As for legalizing/decriminalizing marijuana..... It's simple! High-lights on the advantages..... 1. Would save 10 billion yearly on the war on marijuana... 2. Any failing farms in US could be given contract to grow marijuana, creating jobs.... 3. Anyone convicted and in jail for ONLY marijuana charge could be placed on farm compound, sentenced to work off their time, saving God knows how much money for their care.. who else better to grow than the grower? 4. Would ultimately shut down the illegal marijuana trade in the US... Free up an enormous amount of cash AND make the whole country more mellow! I know not one person who has smoked a joint and went out and wrecked or got in a fight... You are more likely to find a nice big bag of chips and a good movie!!!!

    October 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  17. Jackl

    Regarding the segment just aired about Afghanistan, the Taliban and the War on drugs, your young anchor is quite naive and the segment was poorly sourced with biased DEA and UN drug offficials. Fact is, neither our NATO allies or the US military leaders are enthusiastic about the drug warriors' notion of poppy crop eradication in the vast countryside. As the DEA goon admitted, there are no subsitute cash crops for peasants to farm. And while the Taliban are involved, so are our allies, the Northern Alliance tribes. Ramp up the "drug war" and lose the hearts and minds of the peasants. Military intimidation of foreigners won't win the war. Remember Vietnam? Your 20 something anchor doesn't; perhaps some of his producers and writers do and should weigh in, rather than repeating tired conservative propaganda about "winning the war on drugs". Forget it; war's over and drugs won. Try something different in Afghanistan or lose that war too.

    October 24, 2009 at 8:30 pm |
  18. Warren Hastings

    Please get past talking about the Northwest Airlines event. All news has been wrung out of this item... all now is speculation and guess work. The hearing will be on Tuesday. That will be the next NEWS on this event. Give iti a rest until then... PLEASE.

    October 25, 2009 at 7:29 am |
  19. O.Turner

    500MPH divided by 60 min equals 8.3 miles per minute.150 miles divided by 8.3 equals 18 minutes past destination before they realized they had radio set wrong after last tower handoff? (with plane on autopilot)

    October 25, 2009 at 7:39 am |

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