*The attempted bombing of Times Square earlier this week has been linked to members of the Pakistan Taliban, according to White House officials. Meanwhile, another possible threat on Friday involving an abandoned ice chest thankfully turned out to be a false alarm.
*British Petroleum and other agencies continue to combat the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, although slicks found on the shores of Alabama beaches prove that the situation has spread farther than originally feared. The leak at the offshore oil platform has yet to be successfully capped. Meanwhile, the full effect upon both the environment and the local economy (fishing and tourism) has yet to be completely felt by states along the Gulf Coast.
IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
*Iron Man 2 opened to mix reviews and good ticket sales.
*At 88 and a half years old, Betty White becomes the oldest person ever to host NBC's Saturday Night Live. No stranger to comedy, the former Golden Girl has also performed a memorable stint on the original Mary Tyler Moore Show and has been an active actress since the 1950s.
*Actress Helen Wagner, perhaps best known for maintain the record of performing one role the longest thanks to being on As The World Turns since that daytime soap opera's radio days, passed away earlier this week at the age of 92.
*Sadly, actress Lynn Redgrave lost her battle with cancer this week.
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