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Pentagon says another Chinese spy balloon is transiting Latin America Anderson Cooper 360
The Pentagon says a second Chinese spy balloon is currently transiting Latin America but doesn’t look like it’s headed toward the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed his trip to Beijing after the first spy balloon has been spotted over the United States. The Chinese foreign ministry claims the balloon is a “civilian airship” used for weather research and it “deviated far from its planned course.” Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester chairs the Defense Appropriations Sub...Show morecommittee, which will be holding hearings on the balloons in the near future. Tester tells Anderson Cooper he’s seeking “some explanations” and wants to make sure if this ever happens again, “no good things” will come out of it for China.
Plus, the highest peak in the Northeast could face wind gusts over 130 mph which could make the wind chills as cold as minus 100 degrees. Francis Tarasiewicz is a weather observer and education specialist at Mount Washington Observatory. He walks AC360 through how he prepares to go outside in temperatures that could feel like 100 below zero.
Feb 4, 2023
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams GOP after House votes to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from key committee Anderson Cooper 360
The Republican-led House voted to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over past statements she’s made related to Israel, with some members of both parties considering it antisemitic. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Omar’s removal a “continued attack” against women of color. Ocasio-Cortez tells AC360 ousting Omar and other Democrats from their committees is “about political revenge.”
Plus, the Pentagon is tracking a suspected Chinese spy bal...Show moreloon flying over the United States. Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove joins AC360 to discuss what the potential downside is of shooting it down and what kind of intelligence the balloon could be trying to collect.
Feb 3, 2023
Hunter Biden calls for criminal probes into effort to “weaponize” laptop contents Anderson Cooper 360
Attorneys for Hunter Biden asked state and federal investigators to launch investigations into the people involved in disseminating the contents of his laptop.  They allege the computer repair shop owner, Rudy Giuliani and a number of right-wing political figures committed computer and other criminal violations in their effort to “weaponize” the laptop contents against his father. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper he thinks this is an “aggressive but appropriate” mov...Show moree by Biden and his lawyers.
Plus, two witnesses in the Alex Murdaugh murder trial testified they are “100 percent” certain that Murdaugh’s voice is on a video prosecutors presented in court. Their testimony contradicts the former South Carolina attorney’s claim he wasn’t home when his son and wife were killed back in 2021. Defense attorney Joey Jackson joins AC360 to discuss the video and what this could mean for Murdaugh and his defense team.
Feb 2, 2023
George Santos tells House GOP he wants off his committees until issues are resolved Anderson Cooper 360
Republican Rep. George Santos has told the House GOP conference that he wants to be off the Science, Space and Technology Committee, along with the Committee on Small Business until his issues are resolved. Federal prosecutors are investigating Santos’ finances while he faces calls to resigns over the lies about his education, career, heritage and religion. Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh joins AC360 to discuss Santos stepping down from his committees and if he thinks House Speaker Kevin McCart...Show morehy had anything to do with it.
Plus, an initial police report filed in the hours after the Tyre Nichols traffic stop suggested he was violent and “started to fight” with officers. Video later released shows the 29-year-old Black man subdued on the ground while getting punched and kicked by Memphis Police officers. CNN Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst John Miller is the former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks the officers involved were attempting to cover up or downplay what happened the night they stopped Nichols.
Feb 1, 2023
Two other Memphis officers were “relieved of duty” over Tyre Nichols’ death Anderson Cooper 360
Two more Memphis police officers were “relieved of duty” and three fire department workers were fired over the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols. Five former Memphis police officers who were involved in the traffic stop have already been charged with murder and kidnapping. Former U.S. Representative Val Demings was the Orlando Police Chief and has more than two decades of law enforcement experience. She tells Anderson Cooper that the evidence is “overwhelming” against the officers who are charged a...Show morend they should have known that punching and kicking Nichols in the face “could cause death or great bodily harm.”
Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Walterboro, South Carolina where the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh continues. The once-prominent attorney is accused of killing his youngest son and wife back in 2021.
Jan 31, 2023
Memphis releases deadly police beating videos Anderson Cooper 360
The city of Memphis released graphic videos of Tyre Nichols’ arrest that appears to show police hit the 29-year-old Black man nine times in four minutes. Nichols died three days after the arrest and beating. Five former Memphis police officers who were involved in the traffic stop have been charged with murder and kidnapping. Benjamin Crump is one of the attorneys for the Nichols’ family. He tells AC360 why the family wanted the public to see the videos. Plus, former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller joins AC360 to discuss the graphic videos.
Guests: Benjamin Crump, John Miller
Airdate: January 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023
Five former Memphis police officers charged with murder and kidnapping in Tyre Nichols’ death Anderson Cooper 360
The five former Memphis police officers who were fired over their actions during the arrest of Tyre Nichols are facing murder and kidnapping charges. Authorities say Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was hospitalized after a traffic stop and “confrontation” with Memphis police. He died three days after he was arrested. Antonio Romanucci is one of the attorneys representing the Nichols’ family. He tells AC360 how the family is feeling after the indictments. Plus, CNN National Correspondent R...Show moreandi Kaye joins AC360 from Walterboro, South Carolina where the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh is underway. The once-prominent attorney is accused of killing his youngest son and wife back in 2021.
Guests: Antonio Romanucci, Randi Kaye.
Airdate: January 26, 2023.
Jan 27, 2023
Biden announces the U.S. is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine Anderson Cooper 360
President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine to help prepare and fight the anticipated Russian offensive in the spring. Germany also pledged it will deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukrainian fighters. Ukraine President Zelensky said the announcements from the Western allies proves “freedom is only getting stronger.” Retired Gen. Wesley Clark tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks the U.S. is sending enough tanks and if they'll get to the Ukrainian fighters bef...Show moreore potential Russian attacks in the spring. 
Plus, Meta says former President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be restored in the coming weeks, two years after suspending him in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. CNN Correspondent Donie O'Sullivan joins AC360 to discuss what was behind Meta's decision.
Jan 26, 2023
Classified documents found at former VP Pence’s Indiana home Anderson Cooper 360
Sources tell CNN that about a dozen documents marked as classified were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week. The former Vice President is on the record saying he didn’t have any classified material in his possession. One of Pence’s lawyers found the documents and turned them over to the FBI. This discovery happened just a few days after additional classified materials were found at President Biden’s Wilmington residence. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tel...Show morels Anderson Cooper how concerned Americans should be for the safety and security of the country with these classified documents in the private homes of politicians.
Plus, three mass shootings in California since Saturday have taken the lives of at least 19 people. CNN National Correspondent Natasha Chen joins AC360 to give an update on the investigations.
Jan 25, 2023
Death toll in Monterey Park mass shooting rises to 11 as investigators search for gunman’s motive Anderson Cooper 360
The death toll in the Monterey Park mass shooting has risen to 11 people, as investigators continue to search for the gunman’s motive. CNN has obtained never-before-seen video of the shooter and a man, Brandon Tsay, approaching him to try and wrestle the weapon away. Tsay was able to disarm the gunman and call the police. He tells Anderson Cooper he confronted the shooter because he needed to “save myself and the people inside.”
Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Colle...Show moreton County, South Carolina to give an update on the first day of the Alex Murdaugh trial. He is charged with killing his wife and younger son. Prosecutors say Murdaugh committed the murders to cover up massive financial fraud that was beginning to unravel.
Jan 24, 2023
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