August 2nd, 2013
11:14 PM ET

Could feds bring a civil rights case against George Zimmerman?

If authorities move forward with a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, how difficult would it be to prove?  Anderson discussed it with criminal defense attorney Danny Cevallos and CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin.

August 2nd, 2013
11:08 PM ET

AC360 Exclusive: Rehab Racket Update

Toby Douglas, the Director of California's Department of Health Care Services faces tough questions from Anderson and Drew Griffin on the widespread fraud exposed in America's largest Medicaid program.  He is responding to "Rehab Racket" the year-long investigation by AC360 and The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Drew Griffin recaps the investigation's findings.


For in depth coverage of "Rehab Racket, check out the full reports here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

August 2nd, 2013
10:36 PM ET

RidicuList: Zombie Run

If you would rather die than run a couple miles, this may be the race for you.  All it takes to qualify is a healthy fear of the undead.  As with any large gathering of zombies, danger is part of the mix. But in this case, running from zombies can be riskier than getting caught by them. Find out for yourself on the RidicuList.

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August 2nd, 2013
10:34 PM ET

Ariel Castro's former sister-in-law speaks out

At his sentencing hearing, Ariel Castro shared his twisted version of reality, making outrageous remarks about the three young women he imprisoned and tortured for a decade. What he said about his former common-law wife, Grimilda Figueroa, was equally stunning. She died last year. Tonight Anderson spoke with her sister, Elida Caraballo.

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August 2nd, 2013
10:28 PM ET

Feds reportedly meet with Martin family

George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin but his legal troubles may not be over. This week, Martin's parents met with the FBI and Justice Department to talk about the ongoing civil rights investigation.  360's Randi Kaye has the latest.

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August 2nd, 2013
10:19 PM ET

"Credible and Serious" Terror Threat

Sources tell CNN that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is in the final stages of planning for an unspecified operation.  The State Department is issuing a global alert for Americans traveling abroad for the entire month of August. Also, as a precaution, 21 U.S. embassies will close on Sunday.  Anderson discussed the situation with terrorism analyst Paul Cruikshank, national security analyst and former White House Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend,  and also CNN’s Dana Bash and Jill Dougherty.

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AC360 411: Salad sickness linked to Mexican farm
August 2nd, 2013
07:50 PM ET

AC360 411: Salad sickness linked to Mexican farm

The bagged salad mix blamed for a nasty stomach bug outbreak in Nebraska and Iowa was supplied by a farm in Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this afternoon.

The salad mix is blamed for cyclospora infections and came from Taylor Farms de Mexico, according to the FDA.

The federal agency said it traced the illnesses to salad eaten by diners at two popular chain restaurants, and it doesn’t believe the bagged salad was ever sold in U.S. grocery stores.

More than a dozen other health departments across the country are dealing with cyclospora outbreaks. The FDA and CDC are trying to determine if the salad mix from Mexico is to blame in those cases, as well.

Here’s the AC360 411 on the cyclospora outbreak:


The number of people with cyclospora infections in Iowa since June, the most of any state.


The number of people who’ve gotten sick in Nebraska.


The number of restaurants the FDA traced the outbreak to in Nebraska and Iowa, identified as Red Lobster and Olive Garden. However, exact locations were not given.

At least 400  

The total number of cyclospora infections across the country since mid-June.


The number of health departments dealing with this outbreak: Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, New York City, Georgia, Illinois, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio.


The number of people reportedly hospitalized in five states.

1 week

The typical time between becoming infected and becoming sick.


The recommended treatment is a combination of two antibiotics, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, also known as Bactrim, Septra or Cotrim.

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