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At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California. Brianna Keilar is in for Erin Burnett.
October 30th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

Apple CEO comes out: "I'm proud to be gay"

A glass ceiling cracked Thursday as Apple chief Tim Cook became the first Fortune 1000 CEO to publicly acknowledge that he is gay.

In a column in Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook writes that he had long been open about his sexual orientation, but had just not discussed it publicly until now.

It's a watershed moment for corporate America, and in the life of a man who was born in a small town in Alabama and ended up at the helm of one of the world's most valuable companies.

CNN's Erin Burnett has the report.


Filed under: Apple • News • Tech
October 30th, 2014
08:20 PM ET

FBI most-wanted suspect Eric Frein in custody

(CNN) - After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday.

"I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time," she said in an email to reporters.

According to a federal law enforcement source, Frein was caught hiding at an airport in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. He was arrested by U.S. marshals, the source said.

Frein was taken into custody without incident, according to a second source. The fugitive was armed, and at least one weapon was recovered, a third source said.

Frein, 31, is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove.

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October 30th, 2014
12:20 AM ET

Crews search for clues to NASA rocket explosion

Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what caused a more than $200 million rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station to explode seconds after takeoff.

The imploding rocket caused flaming debris to rain down across NASA's launch pad at the Wallops Field Facility in Virginia.
Fortunately, no one was hurt. But the explosion has raised serious questions about safety when it comes to the commercialization of space exploration.

Athena Jones is OutFront with more on the investigation and what might have gone wrong.


Filed under: NASA • News • Rocket explosion
October 29th, 2014
10:57 PM ET

"Psycho" shower scene carved out of pumpkins

Just in time for Halloween, it's "Psycho" as you've never seen it. That famous shower scene has been turned into a pumpkin lover's dream. Or maybe nightmare. CNN's Jeanne Moos says it'll have you screaming with delight.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos • News
October 29th, 2014
10:51 PM ET

Undercover camera captures lawmakers selling access to lobbyists

Laguna Beach, California (CNN) - On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country.

Destinations include Napa Valley in California for wine tasting, Wyoming for fly fishing and any number of spas, golf courses, even exclusive hunting trips.

They are invited to these weekend retreats by members of Congress and their political action committees.

The cost of accepting the invite is a political donation of anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000. And that doesn't include the cost of travel and lodging at some of the most posh resorts in the United States.

Why go? Lobbyists tell CNN there is no better access to a member of Congress and his or her top staff than spending a relaxing weekend with them, away from Capitol Hill.

It used to be that lobbyists would take politicians on trips, but when rules were changed and that was outlawed, politicians and their fund-raisers came up with this variation - organize the trips and invite the lobbyists along to pay for them.

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