May 14th, 2012
04:27 PM ET

49 decapitated bodies found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found at least 49 decapitated and dismembered bodies along a highway in a northern border state Sunday morning, officials said.

The remains were left along the road in Nuevo Leon state, between the cities of Monterrey and Reynosa.

A message written on a wall nearby appeared to refer to the Zetas drug cartel.

"This continues to be violence between criminal groups. This is not an attack against the civilian population," said Jorge Domene, Nuevo Leon's state security spokesman.



Filed under: News
May 14th, 2012
02:58 PM ET

Bain is back as Obama campaign unveils tough new campaign video

After lying dormant for months, Mitt Romney's record as a private equity executive returned to the forefront in the race for the White House Monday as President Barack Obama's re-election team launched an assault on the Republican's record in the 1980s and 90s in the form of a tough new campaign video.

The attack focuses on Bain's history at one company, Kansas City-based GST Steel. The Obama team portrays the firm as a victim of Romney's brand of capitalism gone wrong. A two-minute television ad running in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Colorado – all battleground states – features former GST Steel workers lamenting the fact that they lost their jobs following Bain's takeover.

"They made as much money off it they could," says Dale Soptic, who the Obama campaign says worked as a steelworker for 30 years. "They closed it down, they filed for bankruptcy without any concern for the families or communities."

Political analyst John Avlon joins Erin Burnett to discuss the new campaign ad on Erin Burnett OutFront, tonight at 7 p.m. ET.


The Romney campaign today has responded to the Obama video with a video of their own, dubbed "American Dream."

Filed under: Politics
May 14th, 2012
12:44 PM ET

Family watches 'miraculous survival' of woman fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A 24-year-old woman in a hospital bed fighting off flesh-eating bacteria has to be told repeatedly - each time she wakes up - what has happened, her parents told CNN on Monday.

The medication Aimee Copeland is given leads her to forget each time she falls asleep.

"It's scary to her," said her mother, Donna Copeland. She asks where she is and "doesn't understand."

Filed under: News
May 14th, 2012
12:05 PM ET

JPMorgan investment chief out; are banks 'too big to manage'?

JPMorgan Chase announced Monday that Ina Drew, the firm's chief investment officer, has left the bank after revelations of a $2 billion loss sustained over the past six weeks.

A statement issued by the company said Drew made the decision to retire, a move that was widely expected after the company disclosed the unit she managed had suffered a major loss.

Filed under: Economy
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