The family of a special needs student at a school in Madison County, Alabama is suing over an incident that happened nearly five years ago, but is still affecting the young woman, devastating her life. The girl, 14-years-old at the time, was allegedly used as 'bait' to catch an accused sexual predator, who was also a student at the school.
A legal brief in the case says a teacher's aide encouraged the girl to go with the boy into the bathroom, so teachers could catch him in the act. Only no teachers came to the rescue, and the girl was allegedly raped. The teacher's aide has since been forced to resign, but there have been no repercussions for the school administrators who allegedly knew about the plan or for the alleged rapist, beyond a few days suspension. CNN's Victor Blackwell speaks to the alleged rape victim who says she feels like she was set up by her teachers.
Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse who caught Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan release Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital leaves a single person in the United States now battling Ebola.
Even without more cases, Ebola remains a hot topic of conversation around the country. That includes a debate about whether anyone should be allowed into the United States from West Africa, or at least whether health care volunteers and others coming from those Ebola-ravaged nations should be quarantined for three weeks upon arrival.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that "monitoring and movement guidance" for those returning from the region should be "sensible," so long as it is based on science and doesn't unnecessarily prove an obstacle to those who risk their lives and livelihoods to head overseas to help those in need. So why has one volunteer who is Ebola free been under forced quarantine, with an armed officer outside his home for more than two weeks?
Anderson spoke with Ryan Boyko. He told Anderson the health department has yet to contact him about the reason for his forced quarantined.
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? One cook at a Florida Chili's gave patrons more than they bargained for when he posted shirtless pictures of himself in the kitchen. He's far from the only restaurant worker to turn stomachs with their behind-the-scenes photos.
A12 of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's HIV / AIDS advisers signed a letter protesting his Ebola policies. That includes Peter Staley, a legendary AIDS activist and a central figure in the Oscar-nominated documentary "How To Survive a Plague." Staley described Governor Cuomo's policy as 'politics trumping science.'
Police say the Marysville, Washington shooter set up his victims with a text message asking them to meet in their school's cafeteria. His classmates, including two of his own cousins sat at that table when he opened fire. One student was killed at the scene and a second died over the weekend. Three surviving teens remain hospitalized, two in critical condition. The gunman and his cousins are members of the Tulalip tribe, a community now struggling for answers.
Donald Hatch is the grandfather of shooting victim Nate Hatch. Nate is in stable condition and a 14-year-old cousin of the shooter. Mister Hatch tells Anderson that the boys were extremely close and the tragedy makes no sense to him.
Dr. Craig Spencer is battling Ebola at New York City's Bellevue Hospital. Doctors there say he has reached a tough phase in the battle, where patients often lose enormous amounts of bodily fluid and need intensive support. Nurse Nancy Writebol has been there. She survived Ebola. She also donated plasma to Dr. Spencer in hopes that her antibodies will help stop his infection.
Anderson spoke with Nancy Writebol and her husband David. She told Anderson that donating plasma is one way that she is saying 'thank you' to those who helped save her life.
Health officials in the U.S. are struggling to decide what should happen when people fighting Ebola return from the hot zone. That's causing uncertainty for health care workers and members of the U.S. military who are working to stop the disease in West Africa. The group Doctors Without Borders has been at the forefront of that battle. Executive Director Sophie DeLaunay explains to Anderson why quarantining healthy Ebola workers is dangerous.
One day after a bizarre and frightening hatchet attack leaves a New York City police officer in critical condition, officials label the incident an act of terror.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on the third of three incidents, all aimed at persons in uniform, all seemingly inspired by terrorism.
Two days after a terrifying and deadly firearm incident devastated the government and people of Canada, on Friday evening Anderson Cooper remembered the beloved father who perished in the incident.
Watch the above tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier shot and killed by a gunman in Ottawa.
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