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Thousands die in Turkey and Syria after 7.8 magnitude earthquake

More than 3,800 people have died and more than 15,000 are injured after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Agency says at least 5,600 buildings collapsed during and after the quake. Kit Miyamoto is structural engineer and is headed to Turkey tomorrow to join a team from his company who are already on the ground. He tells Anderson Cooper how the search and rescue teams approach collapsed and unstable buildings. Plus, CNN National...


Pentagon says another Chinese spy balloon is transiting Latin America

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...


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams GOP after House votes to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from key committee

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...


Hunter Biden calls for criminal probes into effort to “weaponize” laptop contents

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”...


George Santos tells House GOP he wants off his committees until issues are resolved

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...


Two other Memphis officers were “relieved of duty” over Tyre Nichols’ death

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...


Memphis releases deadly police beating videos

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...


Five former Memphis police officers charged with murder and kidnapping in Tyre Nichols’ death

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...


Biden announces the U.S. is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

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...


Classified documents found at former VP Pence’s Indiana home

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...


Death toll in Monterey Park mass shooting rises to 11 as investigators search for gunman’s motive

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...


People: Kohberger followed 3 female victims on Instagram; "repeatedly" messaged one

People Magazine is reporting that Bryan Kohberger, the 28-year-old who is charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students, followed the three female victims and “repeatedly” messaged one of them. The outlet also says Kohberger visited the restaurant where two of the students worked in the weeks before the killings. Mary Ellen O’Toole is a former FBI Special Agent and profiler. She tells Anderson Cooper if these reports could give investigators more insight into Kohberger’s...


David Crosby, legendary singer and songwriter, dead at 81

David Crosby, one of the founding members of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died at 81. A family spokesperson said “although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us.” Ron Brownstein is the author of "Rock Me on the Water: 1974 - The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television and Politics." He joins AC360 to talk about Crosby’s legacy and career as a singer and songwriter. Plus, actor Alec Baldwin and the...


Prosecutors reveal the 21 Google searches Brian Walshe allegedly made before and after wife vanished

“What’s the best state to divorce for a man” and “Can you be charged with murder without a body” were just two of the 21 Google searches prosecutors say Brian Walshe made in the days before and after he allegedly killed his wife. Walshe is charged with murder and disinterring a body without authority in addition to a previous charge of misleading investigators who were looking into his wife’s disappearance. Criminal defense attorney Mark O’Mara joins AC360 to discuss if he agrees with...


Murder warrant issued for Brian Walshe in the death of his wife

An arrest warrant was issued for Brian Walshe, charging him in the death of his wife, Ana Walshe. The mother of three has been missing since the new year. He has already pleaded not guilty to misleading investigators about his actions around the time his wife went missing. CNN Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst John Miller tells Anderson Cooper why he thinks prosecutors are charging Walshe now, instead of last week when he was taken into custody for the other charge. Plus, Rep....


At least 68 killed in Nepal’s worst airplane crash in 30 years

At least 68 people were killed when an airplane went down in central Nepal. The crash was the country’s third-deadliest and worst in 30 years. CNN has obtained video from the last minutes inside the cabin before the plane went down as investigators are still searching for a cause. CNN Aviation Analyst Mary Schiavo is a former Inspector General for U.S. Department of Transportation. She joins AC360 to discuss if the video from inside the plane will be helpful in the investigation. Plus, the...


Father of Idaho victim Maddie Mogen: She was smart, funny, beautiful and a great friend

The father of Maddie Mogen, one of the four University of Idaho students who were murdered last November, joins AC360 to remember his daughter who he says was “so bright and good with people.” Plus, Republican Rep. Brandon Williams of New York has called for Rep. George Santos to resign over the growing list of lies he’s told about his education, religion and past work experience. Williams tells Anderson Cooper what he thinks of House Speaker McCarthy’s response to Santos and his...


Attorney General Garland appoints special counsel in Biden documents investigation

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate the classified documents that were found at President Biden’s home and former private office from his time as vice president. A source tells CNN that the White House’s misleading statements created the impression that Biden’s team had something to hide and reinforced the need for a special counsel. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss how closely the FBI works with a special counsel. Plus,...


Nassau County GOP calls for Rep. George Santos to resign

The chairman of the Nassau County Republican Party is calling for Rep. George Santos’ “immediate resignation” over the lies he’s told about his personal life and resume. The congressman represents New York’s 3rd Congressional District and says he “will not” step down. Santos is already under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York over his personal finances and two Democratic representatives filed a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee requesting an investigation...


Attorney General Garland receives preliminary report on classified documents found in Biden’s private office

A law enforcement source tells CNN that Attorney General Merrick Garland has received the preliminary report on the ten classified documents that were found in President Biden’s private office. The government records dated back from Biden’s time as vice president. They include U.S. intelligence memos and briefing materials that covered topics including Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom, according to a source familiar with the matter. President Biden says he was “surprised” to learn about...