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October 3rd, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Ebola patient's family speaks out: He wasn't near Ebola area

Those close to first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan have been upset with the time it's take for the Centers for Disease Control to not only get the family out the Ebola-infected apartment, but to remove the sheets and towels Duncan used.

Mother of U.S. Ebola patient: 'Everyone loves him'

CNN's Jim Sciutto speaks with Duncan's mother Nowah Gartay and his nephew Josephus Weeks about his condition.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International
October 3rd, 2014
10:04 PM ET

ISIS beheads British hostage; American could be next

A short video released by ISIS on Friday shows the apparent beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, with the executioner blaming the death on the United Kingdom for joining the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the group.

Henning is the fourth Westerner beheaded in an ISIS video. Like the others, the video shows and English-speaking, masked militant waving a knife over the kneeling hostage. Henning joined an aid convoy last December and was taken hostage soon after crossing from Turkey into Syria.

Prime Minister David Cameron calling Henning's executioners "barbaric and repulsive." President Obama said the U.S. and its allies will bring the perpetrators to justice.

ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning; American threatened

The video is similar to the previous ones, with a clearly scripted statement being delivered by the victim. But unlike the previous ones, this one is shorter and is shot tightly, showing none of the surroundings.

And just like the previous videos, it ends with a threat to another hostage.

The National Security Council confirmed that Kassig is being held by ISIS.

"We will continue to use every tool at our disposal - military, diplomatic, law enforcement and intelligence - to try to bring Peter home to his family," according to agency spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.

The American who appears at the end of the video, Kassig, is a former soldier who became an aid worker in the Middle East.
Kassig's parents, Ed and Paula, confirmed to CNN it was their son, "who was doing humanitarian work in Syria, is being held captive."

CNN's Arwa Damon profiled Kassig when he was helping wounded Syrians in Lebanon in June 2012. She's OutFront.


Filed under: Iraq • ISIS • Syria
October 3rd, 2014
09:14 PM ET

"This is Life with Lisa Ling": Inside the world of 'unholy addiction'

It's a community many might not associate with addiction. But for years the Mormon Church has struggled to help those who are addicted to painkillers and other drugs.

CNN's Erin Burnett spoke to Lisa Ling about her journey into the dangerous world of addiction inside the Mormon Church.


Filed under: CNN Original Series • Drugs • Religion
October 3rd, 2014
08:54 PM ET

Rep. Chris Smith: ISIS airstrikes never meant to be "silver bullet"

In a video released by ISIS Friday, British aid work Alan Henning appears to have been beheaded at the hands of the terrorists. In the same video, American aid Peter Kassig appears nearby, kneeling, with an ISIS militant standing by his side.

If ISIS continues with its now familiar, brutal pattern, that American is likely to be the next victim. Republican Congressman Chris Smith, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joins Jim Sciutto.


Filed under: Iraq • ISIS • News • Politics • Syria
October 3rd, 2014
02:24 PM ET

Get your tunes on Route 66? Hear this 'singing road' play a tune

It may never compete with a car radio, but the highway itself is playing music along a stretch of Route 66 in New Mexico. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on making music where the rubber meets the road.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos • OffBeat