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February 4th, 2014
09:45 PM ET

U.S. Official: "Specific threats" targeting Sochi Olympics

A top U.S. counterterrorism official says there are "specific threats" aimed at the Olympics with just three days away.

The United States is currently tracking the threats and racing against time to stop any terrorist attacks.

U.S. warships and aircraft are moving into final position, ready to respond if needed.

President Obama was briefed on security and assured by his team that they are "taking all appropriate steps regarding the safety of Americans," the White House said.

During a high-level briefing in the Situation Room, Obama directed his team to continue to work closely with the Russian government and "to review carefully and act on any new information that might affect the security of the Games."

OutFront: Congressman Mike Rogers, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.


Filed under: International • News • Sochi 2014 • Sochi Winter Olympics
February 4th, 2014
09:33 PM ET

Police: Hoffman withdrew $1,200 from ATM before death

Authorities are piecing together the final hours of Philip Seymour Hoffman's life.

According to investigators, the Oscar winner withdrew $1,200 from a supermarket ATM near his New York city apartment hours before he was found dead from a suspected drug overdose.

A witness says he saw Hoffman withdrawing money and talking with two men who were wearing messenger bags the night before he was found dead of a suspected drug overdose.

Police are searching for anyone who could be linked to the drugs that may have killed Hoffman after he was found in his apartment Sunday with a needle in his arm.

Jason Carroll is OutFront with the latest.


Filed under: Drugs • News • Philip Seymour Hoffman
February 4th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

Castaway claims he drifted 13 months in Pacific

Is it a real life version of  the movie "Castaway"?

That's what the world is trying to figure out after a man claims he spent the past 13 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Faith and fish: Castaway recounts how he survived 13 months adrift in Pacific

He claims to have been living on nothing but fish, birds and turtles.

But does his story add up?

CNN's Jeanne Moos has the report OutFront.


Filed under: International • Jeanne Moos • News
February 4th, 2014
09:14 PM ET

Woody Allen's attorney: Mia Farrow 'coached' Dylan

Mia Farrow has come to her daughter's defense.

The actress is pushing back against claims that she brainwashed her Dylan into believing she was sexually abused by her adoptive father Woody Allen more than 20 years ago.

Lawyer: Dylan Farrow 'a pawn' in fight between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow

Farrow tweeted Tuesday morning:

"I love my daughter. I will always protect her. A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it's about her truth."

Woody Allen's lawyer Elkan Abramowitz is OutFront.


Filed under: News • Sexual Assault • Woody Allen
February 4th, 2014
09:02 PM ET

Will Obamacare cost 2.5 million jobs?

According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the President's signature health care law could reduce the labor force by 2.5 million.

Republicans immediately pounced.

"The CBO report today – devastating. Two million fewer jobs as a result of the Obama health care law," U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) said.

But, not surprisingly Democrats are crying foul.

"The Republicans talk about losing millions of jobs simply isn't true," Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said.

So how damaging is this report to President Obama?

OutFront: CNN Political Commentator Paul Begala and the Editor of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol.


Filed under: Health • News • Obamacare • Politics
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