Two more women came forward today, sharing their allegations against Bill Cosby. The legendary comedian has not been charged with any crimes, but he is facing accusations that date back decades. Gary Tuchman looks at how these accounts of Cosby's behavior fit in the timeline of his career.
Mark Ebner is a contributor for The Daily Beast. For years, he has been writing about rape allegations against Bill Cosby. He told Anderson that he believes his reporting was ignored, in part, because the media likes to protect celebrities.
The Ferguson grand jury has been hearing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting for three months. They just began their deliberations today. President Obama called for calm during an interview today as state and local officials in Missouri are preparing for a new round of violent protests. Anderson spoke with Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Michael Brown's family, about how his recent comments criticizing Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
The Saint Louis Police have spent months preparing for the grand jury's decision. Chief Sam Dotson told Anderson that his community expects his force to be prepared, but says preparations by law enforcement in Ferguson are not meant to escalate the situation.
President Obama followed up on last night's speech by signing a pair of memos associated with his executive action on immigration. The measures will let up to five million undocumented immigrants stay in the country temporarily. House Speaker John Boehner says the executive order is sabotaging President Obama's chances of passing other reforms that he wants. Speaker Boehner even said this will damage the presidency itself. Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos spoke with Anderson and said the President was pushed to take this action by Latino groups, but also by the inaction of Republicans.
Now that President Obama laid out his plan to take executive action on immigration, there is a new focus on the border. Some opponents say they believe the President's plan will lead to a flood of undocumented immigrants at the border. Gary Tuchman visited Nogales, Arizona and showed just how easy it is to scale the fence separating the U.S. from Mexico.
Over the last three days, Buffalo, New York got hit with as much snow as the city usually sees all year. The storm is blamed for the deaths of at least ten people. As two more feet fell today, fears are growing that roofs across the area are not going to be able to handle all of the weight. Martin Savidge is in Buffalo where a warming trend could increase the danger.
Republican Congressman Steve King from Iowa says President Obama has ‘no constitutional authority’ to take executive action on immigration that was laid out in a speech to the nation. Rep. King descried a wide variety of options to counter the President's plan, including a resolution of disapproval, censure and funding cuts.
Alberto Gonzales served as Attorney General during Pres. George W. Bush’s administration. He spoke with Anderson about ambiguities in the plan regarding Presidential power. He also said that he hoped that this will motivate the Congress to take legislative action instead.
The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign from the police force. That's according to sources close to the talks. A grand jury could wrap up as soon as tomorrow, deciding whether Officer Darren Wilson should be indicted for the shooting. Anderson discussed the implication of these negotiations with defense attorney Mark O'Mara, who represented George Zimmerman and Paul Callan, a former prosecutor, who is now a criminal defense attorney.
Law enforcement sources say the grand jury could reach a decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson by this Friday. Missouri's Governor has already declared a state of emergency ahead of the expected protests.
One of the women who has accused Bill Cosby of rape is Andrea Constand. Back in 2005, she came forward alleging the comedian drugged and groped her at his house.
Bill Cosby has not been charged in connection with any of the rape allegations made against him. Constand settled a lawsuit against Cosby.
Former Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Prosecutor Bruce Castor made the decision not to charge Bill Cosby in that case.In a discussion that also included CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin, Mr. Castor told Anderson he believed Constand's account, but did not have the forensics to back it up.
Parts of the Buffalo, New York area have already been hit with more than six feet of snow and forecasters are warning several more feet are on the way. Several people have already died in this storm. While, a pregnant mother who couldn't make it to the hospital in time gave birth in a fire house and others were stranded in the snow.
Chrissy Hazard was at home with her husband, a friend and seven children when a wall of snow broke through the back door and trapped everyone inside. She spoke with Anderson from inside the house.
Bethany Hojnacki went into labor during the storm and couldn't make it to the hospital. While her husband Jared was out in the snow, he ran into a firefighter who happened to be helping a stranded labor and delivery nurse. Bethany gave birth to her daughter Lucy Grace at a nearby fire house, then another stranded nurse arrived. She specialized in maternity and caring for newborns. Jared Hojnacki told Anderson his story and said 'God was really with the people who needed him.'