A doomsday prophesy from jailed polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs has the attention of law enforcement officials.
“The consensus seems to be that (he’s) indicating that by the end of the year, the end of the world will be here,” said Sam Brower, a private investigator who has represented more than 100 former member of Jeffs’ Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church.
Law enforcement is on alert and monitoring the border towns of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, where Jeffs’ followers live.
This week the U.S. Senate blocked a U.N. treaty aimed at protecting the rights of disabled people around the world. 125 countries have ratified it. The treaty is modeled on the American Disabilities Act, which Congress passed in 1990. However, 38 Republican senators voted against the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), leaving it five votes short of ratification.
Tonight Anderson talks with the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. Ted Kennedy Jr. lost a leg to cancer when he was a child. He feels the Republican Party has turned its back on disabled Americans with this vote. “It’s a sad day for people with disabilities, and it’s a sad day for the U.S Senate,” Kennedy tells Anderson. “You ask yourself… who could be against a treaty that basically affords people with disabilities the same rights and opportunities of everyone else?” Kennedy believes several Republicans are to blame for the treaty’s demise after they spread “fiction” and “innuendo.”
For years, we've reported on the mysterious enclave of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints near the Utah-Arizona border. We thought we've seen it all. But tonight Gary Tuchman reports on a development that raises new questions about the Church run by jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
Gary received a tip that Jeffs, from his prison cell, ordered all schools closed this week so the children could harvest pecans. Gary went to the ranch in question and found hundreds of children in the fields. As soon as he got out of his car, the children all started scattering away from him, and eventually running in the opposite direction.
Gary talked to the owner of a neighboring hog farm, who told him the child labor has gone on for a week or two over a period of years.
Tune in tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for a special edition of AC360°.
Anderson Cooper hosts live from Gaza. Wolf Blitzer is live in Jerusalem, Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman report live in Gaza City.
Tune in tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for a special edition of AC360°. Anderson Cooper hosts tonight live from Gaza.
AC360 will cover all sides of the conflict. Wolf Blitzer is live in Jerusalem, Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman report live in Gaza City.
Tune in Monday at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for a special edition of AC360°, live from Gaza. Anderson Cooper and CNN's international correspondents will report from inside Israel and Gaza, covering all sides of the conflict.
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On Thursday, Washington lawmakers were briefed and watched "real-time" video of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, who is a member of the House Foreign Affairs committee, questioned how President Barack Obama and his administration handled the message, in the days shortly after the attack on September 11, 2012, to the American people about who was responsible.
Anderson will talk with former GE CEO Jack Welch tonight about his Twitter comment that's creating a lot of buzz.
"Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers," Welch posted on the social media website moments after the U.S. Labor Department said the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September for the first time since Pres. Obama took office in 2009.
In a short amount of time the rains from Tropical Storm Isaac will soak Haiti. As I'm writing this rain is starting to fall and clouds now cover what was a bright, sunny sky earlier this morning.
As we made our way through some of the camps yesterday many living there told us they were unaware that the storm was headed their way.
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