At least 12 people are dead and four others are missing in an avalanche 20,000 feet up Mount Everest. All of those reported killed are Sherpas, the guides who help countless climbers up and down the world's highest peak. They were preparing for the spring climbing season by setting ropes and getting camps ready for their busiest time of the year. Grayson Schaffer is a veteran climber and the Senior Editor of Outside Magazine. He told Anderson that western climbers are outsourcing their risk to the Sherpas.
Investigators are poring over data captured by the Bluefin-21 sonar submarine. It is analyzing the ocean floor in hopes of catching the first glimpse of Flight 370. Anderson and CNN Analyst David Gallo take an up-close look at the type of images the Bluefin is collecting.
Once debris from Flight 370 is located, a different type of submersible will be called in. Gary Tuchman climbed inside a vessel that played a key role in finding pieces of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
It was a fire so big, it looks like it could have been in a Hollywood blockbuster. The rescue was so daring you might want to call Houston Fire Department Captain Brad Hawthorne a superhero. When a construction worker found himself trapped on a balcony with the flames closing in, Captain Hawthorne was at the end of the ladder just in time to make the big save. He tells Anderson, in the moment after the rescue "we looked at each other, slapped hands and said 'thank you Jesus.'
What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains a mystery. Adding to that mystery is the model of the plane that disappeared. The Boeing 777 is built for long distances, and it is known as one of the safest planes in the sky. Rene Marsh takes a look back at the history of the 777.
Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who made the remarkable landing on the Hudson River, tells Anderson Flight 370 disappeared during "one of the least risky phases of the flight." Anderson also spoke with former American Airlines captain Jim Tilmon, who flew commercial jets for nearly 30 years.
Arizona Republican State Representative John Kavanagh's sent AC360 a statement on the Arpaio roast recordings:
The jokes I made at the Sheriff Joe Arpaio Roast, at his invitation, were satirical comedy. The jokes were not directed at minority group members but at the target of the roast – Sheriff Arpaio. The jokes were jabs against the sheriff based upon allegations of his department’s engaging in racial profiling.
The Southern Poverty Law Center edited out selected portions of a much longer roast on many topics not related to racial profiling. The humor was typical of roasts and had I made the same jokes against Sheriff Arpaio at their annual dinner, I suspect that they would have been laughing as much as this audience laughed. Likewise, had these jokes been made on a TV comedy or variety show, there would also be no controversy.
I have never hesitated to appear on this show or other shows to discuss policy issues because that is part of my job. But this is not a policy issue. This is a personal attack upon me, which appears to be politically motivated, no doubt due to my support of SB1070.
A five-month old baby in Miami is alive tonight thanks to his aunt, emergency responders, and the kindness of strangers. Pamela Rauseo was stuck in traffic when her nephew stopped breathing. She got out of the car screamed for help… and got it. Pamela Rauseo described to Anderson the moment her nephew regained consciousness.
We are excited about our special series "Baby Brains: What are they really thinking?" You can catch part two on AC360 tonight. In the meantime click here to find a photo gallery of CNN anchors and reporters when they were babies. You can also find a video quiz to see if you can predict how babies view good and bad, along with fascinating articles and video.
A decision by the Copenhagen Zoo is sparking outrage around the world. Zookeepers killed a perfectly healthy giraffe simply because its genes weren't good for their breeding program. They conducted an autopsy in front of an audience that included kids and then fed the remains to the zoo's big cats. Copenhagen Zoo’s Scientific Director Bengt Holst defended the decision.
The Columbus Zoo's Jack Hanna is outraged and told Anderson "This is a living creature… you have an obligation to that animal."
In Amy Chua's first book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," she argued that the strict parenting found in many Chinese families better prepares children for success. Now she's back with a new book that argues some religious and ethnic groups are just flat-out more successful than others. Anderson discussed it with Amy Chua and her husband and co-author Jed Rubenfeld.