December 29th, 2014
11:48 PM ET

Air Asia’s CEO living every airline executive’s nightmare

Tony Fernandes is something of a celebrity CEO. He is a former host of “The Apprentice Asia.” In 2001, he and his partners bought Air Asia for just 25 cents and turned it around. Now he is facing a much tougher challenge. Poppy Harlow looks at how Fernandes' handling of this disaster is different from the actions of Malaysia Air’s CEO following the disappearance of Flight 370.
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Filed under: Air Asia 8501 • Poppy Harlow
December 29th, 2014
11:35 PM ET

The search for Air Asia Flight 5801: Families wait for word

There were 162 men, women and children on board Air Asia Flight 8501. Many of their loved ones gather at the airport in Surabaya, Indonesia hoping for news. Andrew Stevens is there with the latest on their agonizing wait.
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December 19th, 2014
10:12 PM ET

Michael Lynton: SONY had "absolutely sufficient cybersecurity"

In an exclusive CNN interview scheduled to air on Sunday, SONY CEO Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria that his company did not cave in the wake of a recent information hack allegedly masterminded by North Korea.

With John Berman filling in for Anderson Cooper, on Friday evening "AC360" aired a preview of Zakaria's face to face conversation with Lynton, including a selection in which the CEO insisted SONY had "absolutely sufficient cybersecurity."

For highlights from Friday's program you can watch the above video, and to see Zakaria's full interview with Lynton, be certain to catch "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 am or 1 pm on Sunday.

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Filed under: Kim Jong Un • North Korea • Secret Service • SONY
December 18th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Will the Cuba deal bring one of the FBI’s most wanted back to the U.S.?

Joanne Chesimard is a convicted cop killer who escaped prison in the U.S. Fidel Castro granted her asylum in Cuba and she lives there today. Chesimard is also the first woman to make the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list. Does America’s diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba mean she could soon be heading back to serve her life sentence? Jason Carroll reports.
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Filed under: FBI • Jason Carroll
December 18th, 2014
10:51 PM ET

New Secret Service review sheds light on problems

An independent panel appointed to review the Secret Service described the agency as “stretched beyond its limits” and in need of a top-to-bottom overhaul. The review was triggered by a series of security failures, including the fence jumper who managed to enter the White House. Dan Bongino is a former Secret Service agent whose brother sill works for the agency.
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December 18th, 2014
10:28 PM ET

Ballerina Misty Copeland makes history

Audiences watching the American Ballet Theater’s ‘The Nutcracker’ this year are seeing something that has never happened before, an African-American ballerina is playing the role of Clara. Misty Copeland is a trailblazer and speaks to Randi Kaye about her struggles to find acceptance in the ballet world.

Thank you to STEPS on Broadway and the American Ballet Theatre for allowing us to film in their facilities.

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December 17th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

RidicuList: Dialing 911 to speak to Santa

The RidicuList has featured plenty of wacky 911 calls. This one could be the most adorable. Meet the little boys from Wisconsin who thought they figured out a fast way to reach St. Nick. That’s not the only Christmas story we managed to fit into tonight’s RidicuList.
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December 17th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

What role did Pope Francis play in the breakthrough with Cuba?

Today is Pope Francis’ 78th birthday and he celebrated with the news of a new diplomatic era for the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama thanked him during his announcement and called the Pontif “the real deal.” How did Pope Francis use his moral authority to melt this diplomatic freeze? Anderson discussed this with Father Thomas Reese, Senior Analyst with the National Catholic Reporter.
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Filed under: Cuba • Pope Francis
December 17th, 2014
09:42 PM ET

Looking back on America’s complicated relationship with Cuba

Today’s announcement of a diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba reverses the policy of nine U.S. Presidents dating back to 1961. Anderson looks at the complicated and often messy history that led to this moment.

During President Jimmy Carter’s adminstration, he tried to normalize ties with Cuba and recently worked to win Alan Gross’ freedom. Tonight he told Anderson that if he had more time in the White House, there would have been full diplomatic relations with Cuba back then.

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Filed under: Cuba • Fmr. Pres. Jimmy Carter
December 17th, 2014
12:00 AM ET

Newly released video sheds light on the police shooting inside a Walmart

John Crawford III was shot dead by a police officer inside an Ohio Walmart. He was holding a “pellet” gun that he had picked up from the store’s shelf. Crawford’s death came four days before Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson. In both cases, grand juries cleared white officers of any wrongdoing. Today Mr. Crawford’s family filed a federal lawsuit against the police and the store. This comes as newly released video shows the police interrogation of Mr. Crawford’s girlfriend. Ana Cabrera has the latest.

Anderson discussed the case with retired NYPD Detective Harry Houck and CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin.

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