September 14th, 2009
10:44 PM ET

Patrick Swayze dies after cancer battle

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David Doss
AC360° Senior Executive Producer

Patrick Swayze died a few hours ago.

We at 360 are all sad to hear he lost his brave fight with pancreatic cancer. Safe to say so many people around the world were hoping and praying for him and his family. His story is remarkable—and it feels like we were all there fighting with him, in large part because of the memorable interview our friend Barbara Walters of ABC News did with him after his diagnosis. Anderson just spoke with Barbara for tonight’s broadcast—and once again…Barbara provides such a meaningful perspective.

David Doss

Senior EP, 360

Excerpts from Anderson's conversation with Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters:

“I’m heartsick, mostly for his wife Lisa. This was one of the most enduring marriages, 34 years.”


Filed under: 360° Radar • David Doss
September 14th, 2009
09:52 PM ET

Prisoners held by U.S. in Afghanistan to get help with cases

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Barbara Starr and Adam Levine

The Obama administration is in the process of establishing new procedures that could allow prisoners to challenge their detentions at a U.S. facility in Afghanistan, according to Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman.

For the first time at the Bagram Air Base detention facility, detainees will be given representatives who will help them prepare their cases.

Under the new policy, which was decided in July, a first review of a detainee's status will come within 60 days of detention, Whitman explained. They will have a military person appointed as a "personal representative" who can shepherd them through the process and help gather witness statements, although it's not at all clear how that would happen.

Those already in detention will be given a personal representative to assist them in front of a review board for their appearances every six months.

Keep Reading...

Filed under: 360° Radar • Adam Levine • Afghanistan • Barbara Starr
September 14th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 9/14/09

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This just into CNN: Actor Patrick Swayze has died at the age of 57 after battling pancreatic cancer. Tonight we look back at his Hollywood career.  Anderson will also talk with Barbara Walters, who was the first to interview him after his diagnosis. And, we'll dig deeper on the disease that killed him,  one of the deadliest there is.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")

2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)

3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)

4) No links

5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

Filed under: Live Blog • T1
September 14th, 2009
08:06 PM ET

Interactive: Track the bailout money

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The government has spent at least $3 trillion to fix the economy, although that includes loans and investments that might one day be recouped. It has allocated, or set aside, at least $10.6 trillion to spend if needed. Where is all of this money going?

Take a look at this interactive that tracks the bailout money.

Filed under: Bailout Turmoil • Economy
September 14th, 2009
05:32 PM ET

Annie Le's Facebook page: A wall of tributes


The body found in a Yale University building over the weekend is that of student Annie Le, the Yale student missing for nearly a week, medical examiners said. The remains were found inside a basement wall in the medical research building.

Le, a 24-year-old graduate student, was last seen entering the building Tuesday morning. She was to be married Sunday.

Filed under: Crime & Punishment
September 14th, 2009
05:14 PM ET

Beat 360° 9/14/2009

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

Serena Williams and Venus Williams discuss strategy in the Women's Doubles Final US Open match on Monday in New York.

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge

Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
September 14th, 2009
05:06 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Yale Murder Mystery

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

An autopsy confirms the body found in a Yale University medical research building over the weekend is that of Annie Le, a grad student who vanished last week.

The 24-year-old was supposed to get married on Sunday, the day her body was found hidden in the basement of the building. Investigators also found bloody clothes hidden in a drop ceiling. A Yale professor tells CNN the circumstances in the case suggest there could be a "murderer among us." Tonight we'll have the latest on the investigation.

We're also digging deeper on the political rage in America. Did you see the anti-Obama march on Saturday in Washington? I'm sure you remember Rep. Joe Wilson calling Pres. Obama as he gave a speech on health care to Congress last week. What's fueling the outbursts? We're talk it over with our political panel.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10pm ET. See you then!

Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
September 14th, 2009
03:08 PM ET

Photo Gallery: Tea Party Protests

Program Note: Tune in tonight for more on the backlash to the Administration's bailout plan and health care reform proposal. Tonight AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.


Tens of thousands marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to protest health care reform, higher taxes and government spending.

The conservative advocacy group began its trip in Sacramento, California, and made its way across the country, hosting rallies in about 30 cities. Washington was the final destination. Members gathered on the west side of the Capitol on Saturday.


Filed under: Health Care • Raw Politics
September 14th, 2009
12:13 PM ET

Interactive: Ranking the rescues

David Goldman
CNNMoney.com Staff Writer

The collapse of Lehman led to a deeper recession and a litany of government programs to try to end the pain. We rate just how bold and effective the plans have been so far.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Bailout Turmoil • Economy
September 14th, 2009
11:55 AM ET

Financial Dispatch: One Year Ago

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Gene Bloch
Managing Editor
CNN New York

It was the end of Wall Street as we knew it and the beginning of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. One year ago today it became clear Lehman Brothers – a storied investment bank saddled with billions of dollars in risky investments – could not find a buyer, would not be saved by the federal government, and would have to file for bankruptcy protection (note: the anniversary of the bankruptcy filing is September 15th).

As we mark the occasion, President Obama is scheduled to give a speech on the crisis today at Federal Hall, a stone’s throw from the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Obama – in the 12:00 p.m. speech – is expected to talk about the Administration’s plan to wind down government involvement in the financial sector, to lay out a strong case for immediate action on regulatory reform, including dealing with the touchy “too big to fail” question, executive pay, and reiterate the importance of global coordination in preventing future crises.

We have full coverage of the speech and the Lehman anniversary today.

On Friday we told you about GM’s 60-day guarantee program – if you don’t like your GM car, take it back! – today, Ali Velshi interviews GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz for CNNMoney on that new program and how it might affect sales.


Filed under: Economy • Finance • Gene Bloch
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