It will not take long, rightly or wrongly, for fingers to be pointed DIRECTLY at Pakistan.
- NEW: Umbrella housed one device, police say
- U.S. offers assistance, is monitoring situation
- At least 21 people were killed and more than 100 wounded
- New Delhi and Kolkata placed on high alert, CNN-IBN reports
Mumbai, India (CNN) — Three bomb blasts rocked India’s largest city, Mumbai, in congested areas during the evening rush hour Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and injuring more than 100 others.
Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra state’s chief minister, said it was too early to talk about suspects but at least one of the blasts was “quite powerful.” He warned the death toll could rise.
Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram called the explosions a “coordinated attack by terrorists” and appealed for calm as Mumbai residents voiced anger at the government because their city has been a repeated target for terror.
“The entire city of Mumbai has been placed on high alert,” Chidambaram said at a news conference. “I would appeal to the people of Mumbai to remain calm and maintain the peace.”
Forensic experts and security forces have been dispatched to Mumbai, he said.
By Hayley Tsukayama
Customers unhappy with Netflix’s pricing plan changes are turning to social media to let the company hear all about it.
Effective immediately for new subscribers and starting Sept. 1 for current ones, the company will split its streaming and DVD services, offering each for $7.99. The company had providing streaming and DVD rentals together for as low as $9.99, so the rate hike is almost 60 percent.
On Wednesday, #DearNetflix was a trending topic on Twitter, as frustrated subscribers spoke out against the changes, with several threatening to cancel service.
Others said that the selection of movies on Netflix’s streaming service alone is not worth its own plan.
On Facebook, the company’s post announcing the change has more than 20,000 comments — and few of them are positive. Most take issue with the fact that the company isn’t adding services to justify its rate hike.positive“Nothing like doubling your price and adding no value,” commented Facebook user Tim Smith. .
Casey Anthony and her advisers are putting a lot of thought into her release from prison Wednesday.
A source close to the Anthony team shared this with me Monday:
† The mother of the slain Caylee reportedly is considering various disguises she can easily employ — to realistically alter her appearance. “There even have been discussions about cosmetic surgery, but Casey has rejected that out of hand,” said the Anthony insider, who says she believes “Casey really does not completely understand the depth of hatred out there.
“She’s fully aware of the various death threats, of course, but she thinks that’s isolated to relatively few nutcases,” added the source, who is deeply worried about Anthony’s well-being.
† Once Anthony reaches the still-secret location where she will live (known to a handful of people — but not my source) she is expected to live under a pseudonym, “almost as if she was living in a witness protection-like program,” to avoid being harassed.
† While many have said they would never buy an Anthony-authored book about her experience, she is fielding a lot of publishing offers — as well as TV and film pitches from all over the world.
(CNN) — Two goals in three minutes from Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan put the United States into the final of the Women’s World Cup with a 3-1 victory over France Wednesday.
The teams were tied at 1-1 until Wambach powered home a 79th minute header before young substitute Morgan sealed the victory with cool finish.
The United States will play either Sweden or Japan, who were playing in Frankfurt later Wednesday in the second semifinal.