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December 10th, 2014
10:42 PM ET

Million dollar battle over biggest T-Rex ever found

Thousands of dollars for a dinosaur foot. It's the cut throat business of buying and selling dinosaur bones.

CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

CNN Films presents "Dinosaur 13" which documents the discovery of Sue - the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found - and the battle for ownership of the fossils. Watch "Dinosaur 13" Thursday, December 11, at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET on CNN.


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December 10th, 2014
10:30 PM ET

Bill Cosby accuser files defamation suit

Bill Cosby and one of his accusers are in a stand-off over the truth. Tamara Green, who alleges the famed comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her in the 1970s, is suing Cosby for defamation.

This is what she says happened when Erin Burnett recently spoke with her:

"It was like hand to hand combat," Green said. "I didn't know if he was going to kill me or rape me or - I knew he had his clothes off and he was trying to get in bed with me." Green continued, "he sexually assaulted me and did all kinds of things."

Cosby, through his attorney, claims her allegations are false and the incident did not happen. Green wants her name restored and is suing the 77-year-old for defaming her credibility.

By CNN's count, at least 20 women have gone public with accusations. Cosby has never been charged.

OutFront, Joseph Cammarata is the attorney representing Tamara Green in her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby. He represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton. He joins me now.


Filed under: Bill Cosby • News
December 10th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

U.N. official demands prosecution for U.S. torture

The United States is drawing criticism from around the world after the Senate Intelligence Committee unveiled its report on CIA torture.

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights Ben Emmerson called on the U.S. to prosecute those responsible for crimes outlined in the report. Emmerson said the program was "a clear policy orchestrated at a high level within the Bush administration, which allowed ... systematic crimes and gross violations of international human rights law."

CNN's Erin Burnett spoke with John Yoo, the man who wrote the legal justification for the interrogation tactics used on detainees captured after the 9/11 terror attacks.


Filed under: International • News • Terrorism • Torture Report
December 10th, 2014
09:30 PM ET

NYPD officer in Eric Garner case tells investigators: I never used chokehold

The officer at the center of the Eric Garner chokehold case that has ignited mass protests across this nation is telling his side of the story to investigators.

CNN learned that officer Daniel Pantaleo has spoken to the New York Police Department's internal affairs detectives. The officer insisting that as he was taking down Eric Garner he was not using the controversial chokehold technique that is prohibited by the police department.

CNN's Jason Carroll is OutFront with more.


Filed under: Eric Garner • Justice • News
December 10th, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Lost at sea for 12 days, man survives by catching fish

(CNN) - The Coast Guard didn't think Ron Ingraham could survive, stuck in a 25-foot sailboat for days as waves swelled 15 to 20 feet high. His son did.

"I don't feel like he's dead," Zakary Ingraham told a Coast Guard official nine days ago, after learning their search was ending. "I don't feel it."

He was right.

Ron Ingraham was picked up Tuesday morning about 64 miles (103 kilometers) south of Honolulu, "weak, hungry and dehydrated" and - most importantly - alive.

His rescue came 12 days after he made his first distress call, a difficult stretch even for a veteran fisherman.
But he wasn't beaten up enough to lose his priorities. According to his son, the 67-year-old Ron Ingraham told his rescuers, "We ain't leaving without my boat."

So the sailor and his boat headed back to shore Wednesday.

What will his dad do now that he's back on land? Will he relax, take some time off, maybe look for a less dangerous profession?
"I'm sure he's going to go fishing as soon as he's able," Zakary Ingraham said by phone from Missouri. "Like tomorrow."

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