There is still no word on whether the massive helium balloons will be allowed to fly during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Despite the threat of strong winds, crews are working through the night to inflate the balloons. The crowds are already lined up for what might be their best chance to see them. Gary Tuchman is on the scene.
The book "To Train Up a Child" has been embraced by many fundamentalist Christian parents. It advocates raising children to obey without question, through spankings that begin when they are babies. The book is linked to the deaths of multiple children, including 13-year old Hana Williams. Her adoptive parents were recently convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison. Gary Tuchman has the latest.
Should the authors of "To Train Up a Child" be held legally responsible in these deaths? Wolf discussed that question with Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and attorney and children's advocate Areva Martin.
The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado that ripped through Washington, Illinois was an EF4, packing winds of up to 190 miles per hour. The mayor says as many as 500 homes in the town were destroyed or seriously damaged. At least six people were killed in Illinois as tornadoes touched down across the state. Gary Tuchman reports on one Illinois family who captured video of the tornado that destroyed their home and lived to tell the tale.
Typhoon Haiyan is possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land. But it is far from the only monster storm to cause unimaginable amounts of death and destruction. 360's Gary Tuchman looks at some of the world's worst storms.
Police in Mississippi are trying to solve a tragic mystery: Who killed a young boy, his mother and her newlywed husband? Their bodies were found days after they were reported missing. Now there are questions about whether they knew the man accused of murdering them. 360's Gary Tuchman has the latest.
Last night on AC360, Gary Tuchman's report featured the Camaradas from Staten Island, New York, one of the families still struggling one year after Superstorm Sandy struck. They met President Obama after losing their home in the storm, and they personally asked for help. Now the Camaradas are unable to get a government loan to rebuild their home because they don't have the required flood insurance, which they are unable to afford.
Today, the White House responded to Gary's report:
“A year ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated communities up and down the east coast, requiring a massive response, recovery and rebuilding effort. A year later, that effort continues, but as the President has made clear, we know there is more work to do. There are homes to rebuild, businesses to reopen, and the federal government will continue to stand with the impacted communities every step of the way.
The administration has provided assistance to more than 230,000 people and small businesses through FEMA, Small Business Administration and the Department of Labor. The administration has also announced or paid out nearly 40 billion in funds, with billions more for recovery funds being made available. We will continue to work with residents in the impacted area to ensure they have access to every resource available as we recover and rebuild, and that process will continue in the months and years to come.”
One year after Superstorm Sandy, the job of cleaning up and rebuilding is far from finished. For one Staten Island family who lost their home, the natural disaster was followed by one that was man-made and full of red tape. To rebuild, the Camaradas need a low-interest loan from the government. But they can't get it until they purchase flood insurance, which they cannot afford. Gary Tuchman has their story.
New York Congressman Pete King weighed in on the Sandy relief effort one year later.
State police in Kentucky are investigating an extreme case of road rage. A driver opened his window, pointed a gun at another driver and opened fire. It was caught on video, which police used to arrest the alleged gunman, a medical doctor with a checkered professional history. 360's Gary Tuchman has the story.
Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband. The bullet didn't hit him, and no one was hurt. Now an appeals court ruled the judge mishandled the jury instructions, and granted Alexander a new trial. Gary Tuchman is the only reporter to interview Marissa Alexander on-camera from jail, and has her story.
One man is buying up property in North Dakota to create a white power community. CNN’s Gary Tuchman reports.