Times Square suspect heads to court

May 18, 2010 1:48:21 PM PDT
We're awaiting the first federal court appearance of the suspected Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad. He's facing five felony charges, and is being held, to borrow a Dick Cheney phrase, at an undisclosed location. Is he, as the feds have suggested, singing like a bird? His family and in-laws are in custody in Pakistan. Could that be a factor? We might soon find out. Jim Dolan is covering the case for us, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we'll have the latest on the Richard Blumenthal scandal. The wildly popular Connecticut Attorney General seemed a shoe-in for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator. At least until The New York Times investigated his claims that he served in Vietnam. Turns out he didn't.

Blumenthal is trying to suggest that he's been misinterpreted, but the record belies that. It's obvious to say the whole thing's pathetic. But I keep thinking about this obviously smart guy who harbored this lie all these years. Did it eat at him? Was it at first an innocent slip of the tongue that mushroomed, and couldn't stop? Was it a spin that he couldn't find a way to rein in? TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.

And, the most important question, will it be the end of his career? We'll have the latest developments at 11.

And our Carolina Leid has a fascinating look at various medical myths or to use the vernacular, "old wives' tales" that are out there and followed fairly closely.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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