Forrest Timothy Hayes was an executive with Google and a married father of five. Last November he was found dead on his yacht, and alleged call girl Alix Tichelman is accused of injecting him with a lethal overdose of heroin. Today Tichelman pleaded not guilty to a string of charges including manslaughter and prostitution. Kyung Lah has the latest on the case.
A flood of undocumented immigrants is overwhelming U.S. border towns and immigration facilities. A recent surge of unaccompanied minors is only complicating a very difficult situation. Some of those undocumented immigrants are being bussed to facilities in Murrieta, California. Protesters there are not just making their voices heard, but they are forcing the buses to leave. Kyung Lah visited Murrieta and found tensions boiling.
Murrieta's Mayor Alan Long told John Berman that he does not have a problem with the immigrants themselves, but he opposes the process that sent them to his community.
Joseph Wilcox was at a Las Vegas Walmart when the husband and wife shooters walked in. They had just killed a pair of police officers, they opened fire and ordered everyone to leave the store. Wilcox was carrying a legally concealed weapon and refused to run away. He chose to confront the danger and he lost his life. Anderson spoke with Joseph Wilcox's sister C.J. Foster and his mother, Debra.
Kyung Lah looks at frightening video from inside the Walmart that was just released by police.
There are troubling new details about the husband and wife who gunned down two police officers and a civilian, before taking their own lives. The shooting happened on Sunday in Las Vegas. The couple made no secret of their hatred of the government. They spoke about it to neighbors and even wrote about it online. Police say this weekend, they turned their words into violence. Kyung Lah looks at how the tragic events unfolded.
Anderson looks back at the lives lost in Sunday's shooting.
The shooter who opened fire Thursday at Seattle Pacific University killed one young man and injured several others. We are learning more about the hero who tackled the suspect and doused him with pepper spray. John Meis is a student building monitor and his actions ended what may have otherwise been a far deadlier tragedy. Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray told Anderson that his city had been in mourning since Sunday, when two men were shot to death in another incident.
Kyung Lah has the latest information on how Jonathan Mies stopped the Seattle Pacific shooting suspect.
Weeks before the deadly rampage in Isla Vista claimed the lives of six people and injured 13 others, police visited the killer. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says deputies asked him about the videos he posted on-line, but they never watched them. They also did not go into his apartment to look for weapons. Kyung Lah has the latest on the investigation.
On Friday at 9:17 pm, the killer sends out his frightening 137 page manifesto by e-mail. Moments later a killing spree would begin. Less than two hours later six people will be killed, 13 others wounded and the killer would take his own life. Kyung Lah looks at how the Isla Vista killing spree unfolded.
AC360 is not showing the killer's photo or using his name. Anderson discussed this decision with former LAPD psychologist Kris Mohandie and "Columbine" author Dave Cullen.
Nine major wildfires burned about 40 square miles in San Diego County last week, according to a California Fire spokesman. Authorities have formed a task force to look into the causes of the fires and determine whether or not they were arson.
A cell phone video shot by Adam Jordan captured the early moments of a fire that started in Carlsbad California. The video could be a major clue for investigators trying to determine what sparked the wildfire. Kyung Lah reports.
The death toll is rising in the South Korean ferry disaster and the number of people missing is going down. Divers are putting their own lives on the line to recover the remains of those who died on the doomed ship. At the same time there is a massive investigation going on to figure out what caused the ferry to sink. Kyung Lah has the latest.
Anderson discussed these developments with cargo ship captain James Staples and Maritime Security Council Governor Emeritus Kim Petersen.
It has been over a week since any survivors have been rescued from the South Korean ferry. We are now learning more about some of those who lost their lives. Kyung Lah has new information about the victims.
Kyung Lah has the latest on the ferry investigation and dangerous search for victims still trapped inside.
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