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May 29th, 2013
09:19 PM ET

Bachmann won't seek re-election: "She was not my cup of tea," Ari Fleischer says

Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) calls it quits.

The one-time Tea Party Presidential candidate announced early this morning that she will not run for a fifth term in Congress.
Bachmann also dismissed speculation that investigations into her campaign finances or the possibility of a tough re-election were the reasons behind her exit.

"I've always, in the past, defeated candidates who are capable, qualified and well-funded and I have every confidence that if I ran I would again defeat the individual who I defeated last year, who recently announced he is once again running." Bachmann said.

And while Bachmann was a darling of the Tea Party. She also created a number of headaches for the GOP because she was often fast and loose with the facts.

OutFront Tonight: Ari Fleischer - white house press secretary under President George W. Bush and New York Times columnist Charles Blow.


Filed under: News • Politics • Tea Party
May 29th, 2013
09:11 PM ET

Fmr. football player found dead; family says he was "leery" of something

Investigators in Lake County, Michigan are searching for answers, as they try to figure out what killed 30 year-old Cullen Finnerty. 

The former standout quarterback at Grand Valley State University won three national championships and even played briefly in the NFL, but on Sunday he mysteriously died while on a fishing trip by himself.

Mystery surrounds death of former star quarterback in Michigan woods

His family says they received a disturbing call from Finnerty saying "he was leery of some things".

That was the last they heard from him.

His body was found Tuesday about a half a mile from his boat and authorities say there were no signs of trauma or foul play.

Lake County Sheriff, Robert Hilts is Outfront with the latest.


Filed under: News
May 29th, 2013
08:58 PM ET

Another day in court for Arizona mom jailed in Mexico on drug charges

In Mexico, where an Arizona wife and mother remains in a Mexican prison tonight accused of smuggling drugs into the United States.

Yanira Maldonado was in court for a second day today as a judge weighs whether to set her free or keep her locked up.

Arizona mom turns to scripture to survive in Mexican jail

Mexican authorities say they found 12 pounds of marijuana under the mother of seven's bus seat. Maldonado says she was framed and that authorities were looking for a bribe.

Rafael Romo is Outfront in Nogales, Mexico with the story.


Filed under: International • News
May 29th, 2013
08:46 PM ET

Severe weather threatens more than half the country

Parts of the nation are already being hammered by tornadoes and golf ball-sized hail

Areas from Texas to Wisconsin and parts of the Northeast are now under tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings.

There were reports of at least one tornado touching down in Southern Nebraska and this system is threatening to get even worse as we enter the hours of peak danger.

Our Chad Myers is on the ground with a group of storm chasers.


Filed under: News • Weather
May 29th, 2013
08:35 PM ET

Sinkhole is ticking time bomb under New Mexico town

Underground cavities in the U.S. are  ticking time bombs that could suddenly turn into deadly sinkholes.

In March, a Florida man died after his bed was swallowed by a sinkhole that had opened up under his house. 
That was a naturally-occurring disaster.

Authorities: Sinkhole victim's body unreachable

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But in New Mexico, a man-made cavern is threatening to swallow up a big chunk of one town - and its residents.

Ed Lavandera has an Out Front investigation.


Filed under: Environment • News • Sinkholes
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