Fifteen years ago today John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette were killed in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard. The small plane piloted by Kennedy went down in the Atlantic Ocean. Anderson Cooper looks back on the legacy left behind.
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 military spokesman says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back to being just another soldier in the U.S. Army, six weeks after being released by his Taliban captors. Bergdahl has returned to regular duty, but he's still the focus of a military investigation. Ed Lavandera has the latest.
Attorney Eugene Fidell is now representing Sergeant Bergdahl. He tells Anderson that Bergdahl is grateful to President Obama for saving his life.
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the director of the film "Documented." Yesterday Vargas was detained by border patrol agents at an airport in McAllen, Texas. He was released on his own recognizance and spoke to Anderson. Vargas compared the region to a military base and explained that his only other option to leave was to be smuggled out.
Rosa Flores got a first-hand look at the impact of the violence that is driving so many people to flee their home countries in Central America. She reports from a morgue in Honduras, where some families are too scared to come forward to identify the remains of murdered loved ones.
One politician compared the immigration crisis to an invasion of the U.S., another suggested that children coming across the border could be violent gang members. A congressional candidate even protested a busload of YMCA campers after mistaking them for undocumented immigrants. Anderson is Keeping Them Honest as the clock ticks down to Congress' summer break.
It may seem like an easy question. Florida Governor Rick Scott was asked whether police officers appearing at his campaign event were on duty at the time, which would be illegal. He responded by saying a lot without ever answering the question, leaving Anderson to ask 'what the hell were we talking about?' Maybe you can figure it out on the RidicuList.
It was a dramatic scene: strangers smashing the windows of a hot car to free the children crying inside. Their mother reportedly left them alone while she was getting her hair cut. Her reaction stunned the good samaritans who saved her kids. This comes as Leanna Harris released a statement through her attorney. Harris' husband is charged with murder in the death of their 22-month-old son, who was left in a hot SUV for seven hours. Martin Savidge has the latest on that case.
In her exclusive report first seen on AC360, Kyra Phillips reported on 42 alleged child predators captured in police stings in the Orlando, Florida area. Thirty-five of them worked at Disney theme parks, five at Universal Studios and two at Sea World. There were 32 convictions. None of the cases involved children or teens who were visiting the parks. U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross of Florida spoke to Anderson about legislation he is introducing that would allow companies to polygraph would-be employees before they begin working around children.
Immigrants heading north through Mexico risk life and limb in hopes of crossing the border into the U.S. For many, the most dangerous part of the journey is a ride on the train that has been nicknamed both 'The Beast' and 'The Train of Death.' Gary Tuchman spoke to a mother who nearly lost an arm in an accident on 'The Beast' that cost her two-year-old son his leg.
Once immigrants reach the U.S., many are facing angry protests. In Oracle, Arizona, demonstrators made their voices heard after learning young undocumented immigrants would be making a local ranch their temporary home. Anderson discussed the volatile situation with Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
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