A VA Hospital looked like a model of efficiency on paper, but as many as 40 veterans died while waiting for medical care there. Senior Investigative Reporter Drew Griffin found a doctor who says the hospital hid the deadly secret by keeping two sets of waiting lists. It is the most shocking example yet in AC360's ongoing investigation of U.S. Military veterans dying while waiting for care at VA hospitals.
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Ships and aircraft are working to track down the debris spotted by a French satellite. They are hoping to figure out whether the 122 small floating objects are our first glimpse of Flight 370. Anderson spoke with Captain Allison Norris of the HMAS Success, Australia’s lead search vessel. She explained why radar is not their most effective tool in this search.
Since Flight 370 disappeared there has been plenty of talk about the plane's ACARS system. That's one of the two communications systems that stopped broadcasting before the plane lost contact. To the untrained eye, ACARS may look like a a bunch of computers and wires. But how hard is it to turn off? Anderson got a closer look with Jim Sciutto and former NTSB member and aircraft mechanic John Goglia.
Philip Wood is an IBM executive who was on Flight 370 when it disappeared. He was living in Beijing and preparing to move to Malaysia. His two brothers Tom and James Wood spoke with Anderson and described Philip as "a guy who always had good advice." They also say they are "holding out hope because there are no answers."
What could justify the invasion of Crimea? NYU professor of Russian studies Stephen Cohen points to NATO's expansion and tells Anderson that "Putin had little choice" but to invade. The Brookings Institute's Fiona Hill suggests the possibility of Ukraine signing a major trade agreement with the European Union actually played a larger role.
Spike Lee's films often get the country talking about tough issues like race, sex and religion. During an event at Brooklyn's Pratt University, he argued that New York is just one of the cities being transformed by people with high incomes moving into traditionally lower-income neighborhoods. His remarks have spurred new national debate over gentrification. Lee told Anderson "you cannot deny race plays a part."
Jordan Davis was close with his aunt Lori St. Pierre. They used to spend their summers together. Ms. St. Pierre weighed in on the Michael Dunn verdict saying she is confident "justice will be served and laws will be changed." Ms. St. Pierre also spoke about the nephew she lost, telling Anderson about his love of life, music and dancing.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer just finished speaking to federal investigators about her allegations that New Jersey’s lieutenant governor withheld Sandy relief money as political payback. Only on AC360, Mayor Zimmer reveals the letters she says back up her case. She also answers Anderson's questions about why she did not go public with her accusations before news of the bridge scandal broke.
Click here to view Mayor Zimmer's letter from April
Click here to view Mayor Zimmer's letter from May
Watch part two of Anderson's interview with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer:
It was the vacation from hell for thousands of passengers stuck on-board the Carnival Triumph. A fire knocked out the ship's power, which meant no air conditioning, no lights, little food and water… and no flushing toilets. Conditions were so bad it was nicknamed "The Poop Cruise." Now CNN has learned that the ship set sail with only four of six generators operating and knew of a generator fire hazard across its fleet of ships. Investigative Correstpondent Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest.
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