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May 29th, 2014
09:29 PM ET

MH370 search missteps renew anger of family members

The country leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says they've been looking in the wrong location all along.

"The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has advised that the search in the vicinity of the acoustic detections can now be considered complete and in its professional judgment, the area can now be discounted as the final resting place of MH370," Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss says.

That comes on the heels of the U.S. Navy's bombshell - an official telling CNN that the underwater pings thought to be from Flight 370 are not from this plane.

"I'd have to say at this point, based on all of the imagery data that we've collected and looked at, if that black box were nearby we would have picked it up," says Michael Dean, the U.S. Navy's Deputy Director for Salvage & Diving.

The outrage is pouring in - how could searchers make such a massive error...losing months of time in the hunt for the plane?

Tom Foreman reports.

May 29th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Montel Williams' solution for VA backlog: Give vets access to active duty hospitals

The calls are mounting for President Barack Obama's veteran affairs secretary to step down.

First, it was just the Republicans. But now, dozens of Democrats are demanding he go.

As of Thursday night, at least 11 Democrats in the Senate and at least 20 in the House say Eric Shinseki must resign.

Are wait times at VA tied to bonuses? Congress wants inquiry

The outrage is growing after an inspector general report pointed to "systemic" problems throughout the VA health care system.

In Phoenix, at least 1,700 veterans waiting to see a doctor were never even put on a waiting list. Some vets died while waiting.

Outfront, longtime talk show host Montel Williams. He spent 22 years serving in the U.S. military before his television career.


Filed under: News • Politics • VA Scandal
May 29th, 2014
09:10 PM ET

FAA investigating Alaska Airlines near-collision

The FAA is investigating another scare in the sky.

An Alaska Airlines 737 jet filled with 145 passengers and five crew members nearly collided with a cargo jet on Tuesday.

At their closest point, the NTSB tells CNN the planes were both at 1,400 feet and a quarter of a mile apart.

Officials say air traffic control did not warn the planes, but Alaska Airlines tells CNN the collision avoidance system alarm on the 737 did go off.

OutFront, CNN Aviation Analyst Mary Schiavo.


Filed under: Aviation Industry • News
May 29th, 2014
09:03 PM ET

Meet the prankster who punched Brad Pitt

Actor Brad Pitt was attacked while attending a movie premiere Wednesday night.

The attacker was taken into custody, charges should be filed soon, and Pitt was granted an emergency protective order against him.

This was not the first time the so-called prankster had tried something like this on a red carpet.

CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.


Filed under: Entertainment • Jeanne Moos • News
May 29th, 2014
08:47 PM ET

Why do some privileged and troubled young men kill?

"Shy, timid and polite."

That's how Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department officials describe Elliot Rodger when they made a welfare check on him.

He's the 22-year-old who murdered six people nearly a week ago.

When they questioned him about the disturbing videos his parents had found, Rodgers told them he was having trouble fitting in socially and the videos were merely a way of expressing himself.

A family friend tells CNN his parents tried to get him help - and it was a never-ending battle.

"As soon as you met him he was unbearably reserved, self-contained. He seemed to merge into the walls," the friend said. "I know that he was in therapy, I knew that he was meeting experts, just to get better, really, but he was so distant."

It's a story heard before: young middle-class men, in need of help, committing mass murder.

Why is that?

Ted Rowlands has this OutFront Investigation.


Filed under: California mass killing • Justice • Mental Health