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At least three dead after shooting on UNLV campus

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say at least three people are dead and one is in stable condition after a shooting at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The suspect is also dead. KSNV reporter Brett Forrest was on campus interviewing graduating seniors for a different assignment when students started barreling into the classroom warning of an active shooter. He tells Anderson Cooper how long he was in the classroom before police showed up to evacuate him and the others he was sheltering in place with. Plus, President Biden is no stranger to loss. His son Beau died in 2015 and he lost his first wife, Neila, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, in a car crash in 1972. Anderson sat down with the president to talk about facing grief and loss for the new season of his podcast, "All There Is." You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Speaker Johnson wants to blur Jan. 6 footage to protect Capitol rioters

House Speaker Mike Johnson says that when the footage of the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is released to the public, the faces of the rioters will be blurred to protect them from being charged by the Justice Department. Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney was the vice chair of the House Select Committee that investigated the insurrection. She joins AC360 to discuss Speaker Johnson's decision. She also talks about the current state of the GOP and says this group of Republicans "can't be counted on to defend the Constitution." Plus, the Israeli military says today was the "most intense day since the beginning of the ground operation." CNN Correspondent Jeremy Diamond is in Ashkelon, Israel. He tells Anderson Cooper what's going on in Southern Gaza where Israeli troops have encircled the city of Khan Younis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Humanitarian crisis worsens in Gaza as Israel-Hamas fighting continues

The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief coordinator says the situation in Gaza keeps getting “more apocalyptic” and “people are being ordered to move again, with little to survive on, forced to make one impossible choice after another.” According to a UN agency, more than 80% of Gaza’s total population have been displaced and the Hamas-controlled health ministry claims more than 15,800 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli strikes since October 7. CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman joins AC360 to discuss the desperation the people of Gaza are feeling. Plus, U.S. officials tell CNN that the negotiations over the release of additional hostages from Gaza appears high unlikely to resume any time soon. Hamas is refusing to release a remaining group of young women hostages, like 23-year-old Romi Gonen who was kidnapped from the Israeli music festival. Romi’s mother, Meirav Leshem Gonen, tells Anderson Cooper she was sure that her daughter would have been released during the seven-day truce that ended last week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Israel: 200+ strikes on Hamas targets since truce ended

Israel has restarted its military campaign against Hamas after a seven day pause and more than 100 hostages freed. Israel says the militant group fired rockets toward Israeli territory. Hamas claimed they were having trouble locating 10 women and children hostages, something Israel insisted must happen if the truce were to continue for an eighth day. Hamas accused Israel of “refusing all offers” to extend the agreement. CNN Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Matthew Chance joins AC360 to give an update on the fighting in Gaza. Plus, the House voted to expel Republican Rep. George Santos after a damning House Ethics committee report found evidence he broke federal laws, stole from his campaign, and delivered a “constant series of lies” to voters and donors on his way to winning a U.S. House seat. Santos denounced the ethics investigation as “a disgusting politicized smear.” Separately, he has plead not guilty to 23 federal charges, including misusing campaign funds and lying about his personal finances on House disclosure reports. GOP Rep. Dusty Johnson voted to expel Santos. He tells Anderson Cooper his former colleague is a “crook” and has “lied about everything” he’s ever said. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Eight more hostages released from Gaza as Israel-Hamas truce extended to seventh day

Eight more Israeli hostages were released from Gaza after a tense and lengthy back-and-forth between Israel and Hamas that extended the truce into a seventh day. The deal is set to expire again tonight unless Hamas offers up a new list of 10 hostages to be released. Rachel Goldberg and Jon Polin's 23-year-old son, Hersh, was badly wounded by a grenade on October 7 and taken captive by Hamas. They join AC360 to give an update on their son's chances of being put on a list to be released. Plus, Republican Rep. George Santos refused to resign one day ahead of an expected expulsion vote and claimed he's the one being bullied. A damning House Ethics Committee report found evidence he broke federal laws, stole from his campaign, and delivered a “constant series of lies” to voters and donors on his way to winning a U.S. House seat. Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman tells Anderson Cooper how he thinks the vote will go tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Father of 9-year-old hostage tells CNN how young daughter survived Hamas captivity

Over the last five days of the truce between Israel and Hamas, 81 hostages have been released, mostly women and children. One of those kids is 9-year-old Emily Hand. Her father, Thomas, was told that his daughter had died, and he told CNN days after the October 7 attack that her death was “a blessing” because it was the “best news of the possibilities” that he knew. A month later, the Israeli army told him it was “highly probable” Emily was alive and a hostage of Hamas. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward sat down with Thomas Hand after he was reunited with his daughter after more than 50 days. She tells Anderson Cooper he knew "her spirit" would help her survive. Plus, family and friends honored the life of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at a service in Atlanta. Jill Stuckey is a longtime friend of the Carters. She joins AC360 to remember her friend who she calls "remarkable." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Israel, Hamas reach 2-day extension of truce

More Israeli hostages have been released and the truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended for two more days. A relative of six family members who were released yesterday talks about her family and what they are going through. Also, a doctor who is the head of the medical team for the hostages and missing families forum talks about the struggles some of the hostage are going through. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Israel: Hostage release and truce delayed

Israel says the hostage release and truce with Hamas is delayed until Friday. The loved ones of several hostages join AC360 to share what they are hoping for in the coming days. Also, authorities say there’s “no indication” terrorism was tied to a fiery and deadly crash on a bridge connecting the United States and Canada. So, what was behind the incident? CNN’s Chief Law Enforcement & Intelligence Analyst John Miller has the latest information. Airdate: November 22, 2023. Guests: Iris Liniado, Rachel Goldberg & Jon Polin, John Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Israel’s cabinet votes to approve hostage release deal

Israel's cabinet has approved a deal that would see the release of at least 50 hostages—women and children—being held in Gaza by Hamas in exchange for a four-day truce in Israel's air and ground campaign. A source tells CNN that the deal was approved by a significant majority. Axios' Political and Foreign Policy Reporter Barak Ravid tells AC360 when he thinks hostages will actually be released. Plus, Anat Moshe Shoshany's grandmother, Adina Moshe, was kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz. She joins AC360 to react to the news of the deal and says it gives her "so much hope". Guests: Barak Ravid, Anat Moshe Shoshany. Airdate: November 21, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


White House official: Negotiations are “getting close to the end” on the release of hostages being held in Gaza

A White House Official claimed that negotiations to free some of the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza are “getting close to the end.” Family members of some of the Israeli hostages are begging for answers ahead of their meeting with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren tells AC360 why it's so difficult to negotiate with Hamas. Plus, President Biden celebrated his 81st birthday today. CNN Chief National Correspondent John King joins AC360 after talking to young voters in Michigan about how they feel about Biden's age and him potentially serving another four years in the White House. Airdate: November 20, 2023. Guests: Michael Oren, John King. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Update for November 17th

Tonight’s AC 360 showcast has been pre-empted. For recent news updates, be sure to visit CNN’s ‘5 Things’ at: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


IDF: body of Israeli hostage found near Al-Shifa hospital

The Israel Defense Forces say they found the body of Yehudit Weiss, an Israeli hostage, near the Al-Shifa hospital. Weiss was kidnapped on October 7th and a military spokesperson said the 65-year-old grandmother was killed by Hamas but didn’t give details on the cause of death. CNN Correspondent Jeremy Diamond joins AC360 from Ashkelon, Israel to discuss where the negotiations stand to release some of the other hostages. Plus, a House Ethics Committee report revealed “substantial evidence” that Republican New York Rep. George Santos stole from his campaign and delivered a “constant series of lies” to voters and donors. GOP Rep. Ken Buck tells Anderson Cooper why he now wants Santos to be expelled from Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Biden holds news conference after high-stakes meeting with Xi

President Biden held a news conference after a roughly four-hour meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping where they discussed wanting to stabilize U.S.-China relations after months of heightened tension. Biden said the talks between the two leaders were "some of the most constructive and productive." CNN correspondents and others join Anderson Cooper to discuss the high-stakes meeting and President Biden’s news conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


IDF: now carrying out "precise" military operation in Al-Shifa hospital

Israel Defense Forces says it's "carrying out a precise and targeted operation” against Hamas in Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital. The IDF has accused Hamas of "continued military" use of the facility that "jeopardized the hospital’s protected status under international law.” Hamas and hospital officials have rejected Israel’s claims. IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner joins AC360 to give an update on the military operation at the hospital. Plus, demonstrators from around the country came to Washington, D.C.'s "March for Israel" to denounce antisemitism and demand the release of hostages being held by Hamas. Rachel Goldberg and Jon Polin's son, Hersh, is believed to be one of those hostages in Gaza. Rachel tells Anderson Cooper that she believes Hersh and the other hostages are being failed by the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


U.S. official: Hamas has command node under Al-Shifa hospital

The director of Al-Shifa hospital, the largest in Gaza, says its essential units have collapsed and conditions are “catastrophic.” Fuel reserves have run out leaving the facility unable to function. A U.S. official says Hamas has a command node underneath the hospital and is using fuel intended to keep it running while its fighters regularly cluster in and around the facility. CNN International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson went into Gaza with the IDF. He tells Anderson Cooper why it's "absolute chaos" and why calling it a war zone "doesn't do it justice." Plus, Donald Trump Jr. testified for the defense in the fraud trial against him, his father Donald Trump and their company. CNN Correspondent Kara Scannell was in the courtroom. She joins AC360 to discuss what Trump Jr. said about his father. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Hostage negotiators discussing days-long fighting pause between Israel & Hamas

Sources tell CNN that the group of negotiators working toward a deal that would include a days-long pause in fighting in Gaza exchange for a large group of Hamas hostages being freed. A senior U.S. official who is familiar with the talks warned the negotiations could stall at any point and that “it’s been close before...there’s no certainty at all.” CNN Correspondent Ed Lavandera joins AC360 from Tel Aviv, Israel to tell the story of a woman who is willing to do “whatever it takes” to get her sister out of Hamas’ possession. Plus, FBI agents seized New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ cell phones and iPad as part of their federal investigation into campaign fundraising. CNN Crime and Justice Correspondent Shimon Prokupecz tells Anderson Cooper how the FBI executed their search warrant and what they could possibly be looking for on Mayor Adams’ devices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Mar-a-Lago maid, plumber and other workers could testify in Trump criminal case

Sources tell CNN that some staffers and contract workers at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort could be called to testify against him and his two co-defendants in the upcoming trial scheduled to begin in May 2024. A maid, plumber, chauffeur and woodworker are among some of the potential witnesses. Special Counsel Jack Smith indicted Trump over his handling of classified documents that were brought to his Florida resort after he left the White House in 2021, as well as possible obstruction of the investigation and government efforts to retrieve the material. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper why this is a "dream scenario" for prosecutors. Plus, Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Christie joins AC360 to discuss the recent developments in the Trump documents investigation, the former President's absence from the debate stage, and the former governor’s upcoming trip to Israel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ivanka Trump testifies in father's civil fraud trial

Former President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump testified in the civil fraud trial brought by the New York attorney general's office. Ivanka discussed her role in negotiating loans for Trump's purchase of Doral and the Old Post Office hotel project in Washington, DC. Former Manhattan Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman-Agnifilo tells Anderson Cooper whether she thinks Ivanka Trump's testimony helped or hurt the prosecution's case. Plus, the Israel Defense Forces says it has destroyed at least 130 Hamas tunnels since the start of the war. CNN Correspondent Jeremy Diamond joins AC360 from Tel Aviv, Israel for a look at the tunnel system that runs underneath Gaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Update for November 7th

Tonight’s AC 360 showcast has been pre-empted by breaking news coverage of election day in America. For recent news updates, be sure to visit CNN’s ‘5 Things’ at: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trump went after New York AG and judge in rant

Former President Trump testified under oath in his New York civil fraud trial where he ramped up his verbal attacks on the judge and the New York attorney general. Former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. joins AC360 to discuss the former president’s testimony. Plus, the Hamas-controlled healthy ministry claims more than 10,000 people have been killed in Gaza since Israel launched its military offensive nearly a month ago. Emily “Cali” Callahan is a nurse activity manager for Doctors Without Borders and had been in Gaza since August. She was evacuated last Wednesday and arrived back in the United States over the weekend. She tells Anderson Cooper how she feels about being out of Gaza and how desperate people are for shelter, medical supplies, food and water. For information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit