Brett McGurk is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran. He speaks to Anderson about the Iraqi Prime Minister's remarks about an alleged threat to subways in the U.S. and France. They also discussed the Iraqi military and its ability to battle ISIS.
A police officer was shot in the arm during a violent and chaotic weekend in Ferguson. The officer says the suspect was aiming at his chest and the gun went off as he pushed the gun away from himself. Authorities say they do not believe the shooting was related to protests over the death of Michael Brown. Eight people were arrested when those protests turned violent. Sara Sidner has the latest.
How awkward can a dog's homecoming be? A Pennsylvania family was excited to learn their runaway Jack Russell terrier named Gigit was found clear across the country in Oregon. But Gigit's homecoming did not exactly go according to plan. That's just one of the dog stories that made it on tonight's RidicuList.
During his interview with '60 Minutes,' President Obama admitted that ISIS' strength had been underestimated. He then called out Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. So what did President Obama know about ISIS? Anderson discussed this with National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto, Daily Beast Senior National Security Correspondent Eli Lake and former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who’s now a CNN Senior Political Commentator.
The man who police believe was the last person to see missing UVA sophomore Hannah Graham is now behind bars. Investigators say the arrest of Jesse Matthew led to a "significant break" in the 2009 death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. She vanished after attending a Metallica concert on the UVA campus. Jean Casarez looks at what is being described as a "new forensic link" between the two cases.
The Hannah Graham case has brought new attention to other cases of missing young women. Randi Kaye looks at two who disappeared within 60 miles of each other.
Authorities have admitted Omar Gonzalez jumped the White House fence and sprinted across the North Lawn before entering through the front door. Now we are learning that he made it to the East Room of the White House before being tackled. How could this have happened at what should be one of the most secure locations on the planet? Jim Acosta has the latest.
Washington Post reporter Carol Loennig broke the new developments . Anderson discussed the security lapses with her and Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who is also a Republican candidate for Congress from Maryland. Mr. Bongino's brother is still a Secret Service agent.
With new airstrikes on targets in Syria and Iraq, Friday's Middle Eastern sky was littered with glowing projectiles, as incoming fire exploded near the Syria-Turkey border.
Having spent the evening on the ground, CNN's Phil Black joined "Anderson Cooper 360" with firsthand insight and intel.
Watch the above video as the CNN reporter explains being so close to the action that his photojournalist witnessed ISIS fighters "take casualties, take hits."
In Friday's edition of "Keeping Them Honest," Anderson Cooper explored the recent praise having been showered upon Haidar al-Abadi.
Iraq's new Prime Minster has been publicly endorsed by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. But is all the adoration premature? Can he be trusted, and is Iraq a reliable ally?
Watch the above video, as these questions, and many more, were all on the table as part of the programs continued effort towards "Keeping Them Honest."
On the surface, Friday's horrific beheading at an Oklahoma food processing plant appeared to center around a simple workplace dispute.
However, upon further investigation of the suspect – 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen – red flags have arisen.
Was the murder an isolated incident? Or terrorism on American soil.
Watch the above video as CNN's Martin Savidge examines a story that has brought up questions regarding the potential of a "lone wolf" inspired by Islamic extremism.
What would prompt a South Carolina trooper to shoot an unarmed motorist? And, what is to come next for each of them?
CNN's Martin Savidge tells the story of an African-American man, shot by a white cop, while simply reaching for the wallet in his vehicle.
"Well, you dove headfirst back into your car," explained the officer, in audio heard via the police car dash cam.
Is this a case of an honest mistake, or an unacceptable and inexplicable error?
Watch the above clip for Savidge's full report, including video of the shooting, and updates as to the physical and legal statuses of both men.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
Questions or comments? Send an email
Want to know more? Go behind the scenes with