September 23rd, 2013
11:49 PM ET

RidicuList: The biggest little Emmy speech

Merritt Weaver may have won a best supporting actress Emmy, but her speech stole the show during last night's ceremony. Weaver may not have said much during her 15 seconds at the mic, but she has plenty of people talking now. Check it out on tonight's RidicuList.

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September 23rd, 2013
11:47 PM ET

Crime & Punishment: Family demands justice for Marlon Brown

Editor's note: This report contains video some viewers may find disturbing

The family of Marlon Brown is demanding a federal investigation after he was struck and killed by a police car. The incident was recorded by the dashboard camera. The family released that video after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer for vehicular manslaughter, and Brown's death was ruled an accident. 360's Randi Kaye has the story.



Anderson discusses this case with Marlon Brown's family attorney Benjamin Crump and Jose Baez, a criminal defense attorney who formerly represented Casey Anthony.

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September 23rd, 2013
11:45 PM ET

President Obama to speak at the U.N.

President Obama is preparing to address the U.N. General Assembly. The big question right now is whether he will sit down for a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. CNN's Jim Sciutto has the latest from the United Nations.

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September 23rd, 2013
11:43 PM ET

Who is behind the Kenya mall massacre?

There are reports Americans are among the gunmen who attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall. The group al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for the massacre. What does this mean for the safety of soft targets like malls here in the U.S.? Anderson discussed all of this with former extemist and author Maajid Nawaz and former CIA officer Bob Baer.

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September 23rd, 2013
11:41 PM ET

Capturing unbelievable photos from inside the Kenya mall terror attack

New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks has made a career of traveling to some of the world's most brutal war zones. On Saturday, war came to him. He shares unbelievable photos from inside the Westgate Mall, and describes what it was like to be inside with police who did not know where the gunmen were hiding.

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September 23rd, 2013
11:39 PM ET

Escaping the Nairobi massacre

The terrorists timed the attack to target as many people as possible. It started around noon on Saturday when the mall was packed with shoppers. Nick Handler, an American working for an NGO in Kenya, was right outside the mall with his young daughter. His pregnant wife was inside shopping as the shooting started. He spoke to Anderson about taking cover inside a storage room.

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September 23rd, 2013
11:37 PM ET

Kenya terror attack timeline

The terrorist attack at Nairobi's Westgate Mall is now in its fourth day. At least 62 people are dead and dozens are unaccounted for. Kenya’s Interior Ministry says authorities are in control of the mall, but that several gunmen remain inside. Anderson takes a look at the events that brought us to this point.

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AC360 411:  Kenya mall attack
September 23rd, 2013
06:52 PM ET

AC360 411: Kenya mall attack

Kenyan authorities have tweeted they are in control of the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, after a three-day standoff with terrorists who’ve killed dozens of people.  However, two senior officials told CNN there are still several gunman inside the besieged complex. The Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the bloodshed. Here’s the AC360 411 on the attack and the killers:

At least 62

The number of people confirmed dead in the attack at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.


That’s how many people have been wounded. At least five were Americans, according to the U.S. State Department.


The number of people still missing and unaccounted, according to the Red Cross


The number of people rescued from the mall, the military said.

10 to 15

The estimated number of militants carrying out the attack at the mall.


The number of terrorists confirmed killed, according to Kenya’s Interior Ministry.


Kenyan soldiers have been wounded, according to the Kenya Defence Forces.


Kenyan authorities say that’s how many people have been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the attack, including at least four found at an airport.


The number of stores and restaurants at the Westgate Shopping Mall.


The approximate total number of al-Shabaab fighters, who remain “arguably intact in terms of operational readiness, chain of command, discipline and communication capabilities,“ according to a July  U.N. Security Council report.


When Al-Shabaab took over the southern half of Somalia. It still controls most of the area and is seeking to turn Somalia into a fundamentalist Islamic state, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.

February 2008

When al-Shabaab was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government

July 11, 2010

Al-Shabaab carries out its first attack outside Somali.  74 people were killed, including one American,  when bombers attacked three locations in Uganda’s capital, as people watched the World Cup Final. The terrorist group said the strike in retaliation for Uganda's leading role in the African Union force supporting Somalia's weak government in Mogadishu.

February 2012

Al-Shabaab’s founder, Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed, and al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video announcing the alliance of the two organizations.


$7 milllion

The reward money offered by the U.S. State Department for information on the location of Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed, the 36-year-old leader of al-Shabaab.

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September 23rd, 2013
05:13 PM ET

Before AC360 Later – Kenya mall massacre

There are a lot of developments on the standoff in Nairobi. Tonight, Christiane Amanpour and John King join us live to answer your questions.

Starting at 8:45 p.m. ET, you can enter the chat below, and begin submitting your questions.

The live discussion begins at 9:15 p.m. ET.