We are learning more about what may have triggered the global terror alert that closed U.S. embassies around the world. According to The Daily Beast it is a "virtual meeting" with more than 20 of Al Qaeda's top leaders, and it was intercepted by U.S. Intelligence. According to the report, one American official compared it to "a meeting of the Legion of Doom." Anderson spoke with Daily Beast National Security Reporter Josh Rogin who helped break the story, and Former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend.
A Pennsylvania judge refuses to drop murder charges against a fundamentalist Christian couple, whose infant son died of untreated pneumonia.They tried to cure him through prayer, rather than calling a doctor or seeking medical attention of any kind. This isn't the first time these parents have been charged in the death of one of their children. 360's Gary Tuchman has the story.
The death of a nearly eight month old boy from untreated pneumonia is setting off a new debate over faith healing. His parents are facing murder charges for failing to get him proper medical attention. Instead they tried to cure him through prayer. Anderson discusses this with Art Caplan, head of medical ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Areva Martin, an attorney and children’s advocate.
The man accused of killing a California woman and kidnapping at least one of her children is on the run tonight. Police issued an Amber Alert for her two children, 16-year old Hannah Anderson and eight-year old Ethan Anderson. There are growing fears tonight, Ethan may have been killed along with his mother. Hannah's father had a desperate message for his daughter, "If you have a chance, you take it, you run. You'll be found." Anderson spoke with former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole, and Marc Klaas, founder of the KlassKids Foundation who had advice for someone in Hannah's situation.
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