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.
Sir Young was 18-years old when he raped a 14 year old girl. He could have spent decades behind bars, but a Texasjudge sentenced him to just 45-days, along with community service at a rape crisis center. While the judge's sentence sparked plenty of outrage, so did her comments about the victim. Randi Kaye has the story.
Anderson discussed this case with CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin and Bobbie Villareal, Executive Director of the Dallas Rape Crisis Center, where Young was sentenced to work.
Tomorrow the husband of Marlise Munoz will ask a judge to order that she be removed from life support machines. Her family says she is brain-dead; but the hospital that is caring for her says a Texas law requires that she be kept on life support because she is pregnant. Ed Lavandera has the latest on tomorrow's emergency hearing.
Anderson discussed all of this with legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos, Dr. Lisa Masterson and children's advocate Areva Martin.
A brain-dead woman in Texas is being kept on a ventilator against her family's wishes. She is 20 weeks pregnant and state law prevents doctors from removing pregnant women from life support. It comes as the case of Jahi McMath is making headlines. Both cases are raising difficult and heartbreaking questions about life and death. Ed Lavandera has the latest.
Anderson discussed this with Art Caplan, Head of Medical Ethics at New York University's Langone Medical Center, along with Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Geragos.
At 8 p.m. ET tonight, Randi Kaye has a heartwarming story about a man reunited with his best friend, a pit bull named Junior, after the Texas tornadoes. Jerry Shuttlesworth wasn't sure if he would ever see his dog again. The two were separated in the powerful winds.
Like Junior, hundreds of pets were left homeless after the storm. A local shelter has been trying to connect them with their owners, but it's a difficult task without cell phone service and many residents displaced.
The National Weather Service said at least 16 tornadoes are responsible for the deadly force that completely destroyed homes and buildings in North Texas. At least six people lost their lives.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on Bryce Reed, an EMS worker in West, Texas. Anderson Cooper interviewed Reed after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Many regarded him as a hero, but now his statements about the incident are facing scrutiny.
Reed is currently in federal custody for allegedly having pipe bomb materials. He plans to plead not guilty to those charges, and his lawyer says he had no involvement in the plant explosion.
At least six people are dead and dozens of homes are in ruins after 13 tornadoes ripped through North Texas Wednesday night. All of the deaths occurred in Granbury, 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth. “We had a total of 97 homes out of 110 that suffered severe damage,” said the town’s Mayor Pro Tem Nill Hulett on AC360° tonight. Watch Randi Kaye's report from Granbury, Texas and read the AC360° 411 on tornadoes: FULL POST
Investigators have not ruled out an intentional fire being behind explosions at a fertilizer plant in the small town of West that left 15 people dead, the Texas fire marshal said Thursday.
State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy said investigators were unable to rule out three possible causes, including a spark from a golf cart, an electrical short or an intentionally set fire.
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