September 5th, 2014
09:32 PM ET

Why was a plane carrying Americans forced to land in Iran?

Land or be intercepted. Officials say that's the choice the crew of a charter plane had to make over Iran. He was flying a group of American military contractors from Afghanistan to Dubai. Tom Foreman explains how this plane ended up in that situation and what Iranian authorities did before allowing them to take off again.

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Filed under: Iran • Tom Foreman
July 11th, 2014
03:05 PM ET

How does Israel's Iron Dome missile system work?

The Israeli military reports more than 570 rockets have been fired from Gaza this week. Many of them have been knocked out of the sky by Iron Dome, the defense system that intercepts missiles in a matter of seconds. Tom Foreman takes a closer look at how the Iron Dome works.

In a web exclusive, Anderson discussed the possibility of a ground invasion of Gaza with George Mitchell, who is a former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.

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Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • George Mitchell • Israel • Tom Foreman
June 16th, 2014
10:27 PM ET

How secure is the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad?

As ISIS threatens Baghdad, there are growing security concerns for the U.S. Embassy in the capital. It is a virtual city within a city with more than 5,000 workers and is America's largest diplomatic post. Tom Foreman takes a look at what it would take to keep the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad safe if ISIS attack.

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Filed under: Anderson live in Baghdad • Iraq • ISIS • Tom Foreman
May 16th, 2014
11:40 PM ET

How a firenado forms

A fire tornado, also known as a "firenado," is a column of flames that resemble a tornado, containing smoke and flames. The fire rises and twists into the air and shoots out flames as it burns. Tom Foreman demonstrates how firenadoes form and describes the dangers of getting too close to one.

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Filed under: Tom Foreman • Weather • Wildfires
April 11th, 2014
09:24 PM ET

The difficulties of tracking underwater pings

Authorities continue to narrow the Flight 370 search zone after picking up a series of pings. Tom Foreman takes a look at why it is so difficult to figure exactly where those signals are coming from.


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Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Tom Foreman
April 4th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Why does the Flight 370 search area keep shifting?

Crews are searching for Flight 370 from the air, on the ocean's surface and underwater. They are combing a new area of the Indian Ocean. Authorities have changed the search zone several times. Tom Foreman explains why it will likely move again.

John Berman discussed all of this with aviation analyst Miles O'Brien, aviation correspondent Richard Quest and CNN analyst David Gallo, co-leader of the search for Air France Flight 447.

March 12th, 2014
10:18 PM ET

Satellite photos may show missing plane… what now?

There were already dozens of ships and aircraft looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 over an area of 27,000 nautical miles. Satellite photos show possible wreckage within 13 miles of the location where the plane lost contact. Tom Foreman takes a look at what resources are now being deployed in the area.

U.S. Navy Commander William Marks is on board the USS Blue Ridge, which is helping with the search for Flight 370.

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Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Tom Foreman
February 14th, 2014
09:39 PM ET

Looking for love on-line

Cupid has gone digital in a big way. There are now some 1,500 different on-line dating websites. Tom Foreman takes a look at the latest high tech ways people are looking for love.

Filed under: American Journey • Tom Foreman
February 7th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

American Journey: How a dog helped turn a former drug dealer's life around

He was an addict and a drug dealer profiting off of a business that destroys so many life. But he is living a much different life today. Things only turned around when a dog came into his life. Tom Foreman has his American Journey.

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January 24th, 2014
09:56 PM ET

American Journey: Teacher's inspiring final journey

What would you do if you found out you had a terminal illness? How would you spend your remaining days? For one high school English teacher, the answer was to set off on a quest that ended up being even more gratifying than he ever expected.Tom Foreman has the story of his American Journey.

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Filed under: American Journey • Cancer • Tom Foreman
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