August 2nd, 2013
10:02 PM ET

Al Qaeda threat leads U.S. to issue global travel alert, embassies to close

CNN has learned that al Qaeda is in the final stages of planning an attack.

What's behind timing of terror threat

The threat comes from Yemen. The State Department has issued a global travel alert to U.S. citizens abroad and plans to shut down 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Middle East and North Africa on Sunday, August 4th.

CNN Intelligence and Security Analyst and Former CIA Operative Robert Baer and Former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, retired General Wesley Clark are OutFront.

Filed under: al Qaeda • International • National Security • Terrorism
August 2nd, 2013
09:55 PM ET

Disgraced former CIA chief David Petraeus rebuilds his career

Ever since his scandalous affair was revealed, forcing him to resign as head of the CIA, retired General David Petraeus has laid low.

He has slowly been rehabilitating both his career and reputation.

But now, he's about to start something new.

Chris Lawrence reports on what's next for Petraeus.

Filed under: Petraeus Scandal
August 2nd, 2013
09:43 PM ET

Businesses cashing in on spy stories

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left the airport and is starting a life in Russia.

According to his attorney, Snowden has already been offered a job at a social website that's been described as the Russian equivalent of Facebook.

But if Snowden does take the new job, it will likely pay peanuts compared to those people who will make big money off of his story and the stories of other leakers.

Tom Foreman has this OutFront investigation.

August 2nd, 2013
09:39 PM ET

Should Trayvon Martin's hoodie be displayed in a museum?

A spokeswoman for the Smithsonian Institution says it has not made any efforts to acquire the hoodie that Trayvon Martin was wearing the night he was killed.

Still, the Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens in 2015, seemed to have a different message, telling ABC News: "It became the symbolic way to talk about the Trayvon Martin case. It's rare that you get one artifact that really becomes the symbol."

Should this symbol become an artifact in a national museum?

OutFront: Dean Obeidallah, Stephanie Miller and Reihan Salam

Filed under: News • Trayvon Martin
August 2nd, 2013
08:42 PM ET

Castro's "house of horrors" to be demolished

Michelle Knight bravely made one last visit to the house where she was held captive and sexually abused by Ariel Castro for more than a decade.

The house is set to be demolished as part of the plea deal Castro made to avoid the death penalty.

He was sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts of rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder.

Martin Savidge is OutFront in Cleveland.

Filed under: Cleveland Missing Women • Crime • News
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