Over the weekend, the Texas Republican Party endorsed the controversial practice of reparative therapy. It purports to turn gay people straight, and it has been debunked and condemned by the American Psychological Association, along with other leading health organizations. Randi Kaye got an up close look at the harmful impact reparative therapy could have on patients.
Police say they don't believe alcohol played a role in the accident that left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition and killed his friend. Authorities say the tractor trailer driver who is charged in the crash did not sleep for more than 24 hours before the accident. Morgan's publicist says he is showing signs of improvement, but will likely be hospitalized for several weeks. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the deadly crash.
While news of Bowe Bergdahl's release may have initially given hope to families of other Americans who are being held overseas, the backlash is giving some reason to worry. Randi Kaye takes a look at their stories.
Warren Weinstein's daughter Alisa has spent years campaigning for her father's release. She tells Anderson that she finds the idea that Sgt. Bergdahl is more worthy of freedom to be "insulting."
The Obama administration is defending itself against accusations of negotiating with terrorists after striking a deal for Bowe Bergdahl's freedom. The U.S. has been engaging in prisoner exchanges since the Revolutionary War. Randi Kaye takes a close look at previous deals to bring captured Americans home.
As a prominent activist working against sex trafficking, Somaly Mam has spoken at the White House, movie stars rallied around her and she raised millions of dollars for charity. Mam and her work have been featured in countless news stories, including on AC360. Much of that coverage centered on her own story of being sold into slavery as a child. Now, Mam is accused of making up her life story, and the stories of others who claimed to be victims as well. Randi Kaye has the latest.
Tomorrow 25-year-old Vitalii Sediuk is set to face a judge in Los Angeles. He's accused of hitting Brad Pitt while on a Hollywood red carpet. What happened? Who is this guy? Randi Kaye has the latest.
Editor's Note: In 'Love & Death in Paradise,' Randi Kaye tells the story of the mysterious death of John Bender in one of the world's most lush and beautiful rain forests. For ac360.com, Randi tells the inside story of reporting from this unique location.
We flew over it before we got inside it. Imagine, an 80,000 square foot home perched high above the Pacific Ocean. It is nestled into 5000 acres in the middle of the Costa Rica rain forest. It’s made of steel and cement, and designed by a man named John Bender. He died inside this home years ago and his wife is now on trial for killing him. We spent several days inside this home and on the property with Ann Bender. She is on trial now for a second time, accused of murdering her husband in the dead of night here in their home. It was supposed to be their paradise, their future, but their lives took a terrible turn. Walking the property you can imagine what their life once was. There are beautiful gardens filled with orchids and incredible indigenous plants. There are also some monkeys, left over from the animals that were part of this refuge. The Benders lived with a three-toed sloth named Lili, and a wild black hawk named Toth. They even had a pet Jaguarundi. Armed guards walk the property that is also filled with some of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. The home was just as incredible from the ground as we expected it would be seeing it from the air. We came here to try and find out more about what really happened the night John Bender died from a single gunshot to the head. Was it murder or suicide? Hope you’ll tune into our special tonight called “Love and Death in Paradise.” It airs tonight. I hope you’ll find it as unforgettable as we all did while shooting this special hour for CNN.
Donald Sterling appears ready to officially exit the NBA. There are indications today he is preparing to sign his ownership interest in the Clippers over to his wife so she can negotiate a sale. There are lingering questions about whether Shelly Sterling will try to hold onto a portion of the team.
Now we are learning surprising new details about the scandal that is forcing Sterling's exit. An L.A. Times report details how Sterling and Stiviano's relationship fell apart just before the now infamous racist rant became public. It also looks at Shelly Sterling's involvement. Randi Kaye has the latest.
Wolf discussed the future of the Clippers with sports agent Drew Rosenhaus and Stephen A. Smith, co-host of 'First Take' on ESPN.
Could this be the break the FBI has waited 24 years for? Special Agent Geoff Kelly says there have been confirmed sightings of artwork stolen from Boston's Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in 1990. The FBI is also now releasing names of people who may know what happened to the missing art. Randi Kaye takes a look back at this brazen theft and reveals new details from the investigation.
In his exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper, Donald Sterling referred to his wife Shelly as his ex-wife and discussed their upcoming divorce. But while their marriage may be ending, the L.A. Times reports on the NBA investigation that alleges they were working together as a team to try to cover up the now infamous recordings and do damage control after it went public. Randi Kaye has new information on what was allegedly happening behind the scenes during the Sterling scandal.
Anderson discussed the impact these allegations could have on Sterlings' battle with the NBA.