January 30th, 2013
11:07 PM ET

NRA flip-flops on universal background checks

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence today, Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association shared his thoughts on universal background checks.

LaPierre says it doesn't do any good to expand background checks to private sales between lobbyists and collectors.

But, he wasn't always against universal background checks.

Universal background checks political?

CNN's Jim Acosta has the story and Nancy Robinson, the Executive Director of Citizens for Safety and Matt Lewis columnist for the Daily Caller joined Erin Burnett to discuss the viability of background checks.

Filed under: Congress • Gun Control
January 30th, 2013
09:29 PM ET

BlackBerry maker changes name, launches new line: Will you buy the BlackBerry 10?

The BlackBerry 10 is finally here. CNN's Erin Burnett gives you her take on what she calls her 'beloved.'

In BlackBerry's future, keyboards may be an afterthought

Filed under: E-Block • News • Tech
January 30th, 2013
09:04 PM ET

Newtown victims' families testify before task force on gun violence

Family and friends of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut are speaking before the final hearing of the Connecticut legislature's bipartisan task force on gun violence and school safety.

It is the first hearing of that task force to be held in Newtown.

Shooter Adam Lanza on December 14th killed his mother, Nancy, in their home, then shot and killed 26 children and adults at the nearby elementary school.

CNN's Poppy Harlow is in Newtown and has the story.

Filed under: Crime • CT Shooting • News
January 30th, 2013
08:59 PM ET

Mastermind behind the Manti Te'o Hoax speaks out: "I wanted to end it" with Te'o

For the first time, the young man who tricked the Notre Dame Football star into falling in love with a made-up woman online is coming clean.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo tells Dr. Phil his feelings were genuine during the two-year hoax.

And at the end, he struggled to break things off and told Dr. Phil that he felt deeply romantically in love with the Te'o.

OutFront tonight: Psychotherapist Robi Ludwig.

Filed under: News • Sports
January 30th, 2013
08:43 PM ET

Alabama Hostage Standoff: 5-year-old boy held in underground bunker

A tense situation continues in Midland City, Alabama where there is a standoff between cops and man who is holding a 5 year-old boy in an underground bunker on his property.

Neighbors say that man is 65 year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes.

Authorities say the boy was seized from a school bus at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. The bus driver, 66-year-old Charles Poland Jr., was shot and killed, but school officials said Wednesday he saved 21 other children on board.

 Alabama bunker suspect faced court date, neighbors say

CNN's George Howell is at the scene of the standoff and has the latest.

Filed under: Crime
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