September 25th, 2013
09:33 PM ET

FBI seeks access to Kenya mall attack site

Tonight we are gaining new insight into what is now believed to be a meticulously planned attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Based on intelligence, an official tells CNN it does not appear the attackers just walked into the mall.

U.S. seeks access to site of terror attack in Kenya

Instead the attackers may have had access to the mall's blueprints, detailing personnel and emergency exits.

Investigators are also looking into whether the attackers rented a store in the mall and possibly stored their weapons inside the place before the attack, which killed at least 61 people and caused the mall to partially collapse.

The FBI is in Kenya and ready to start combing through that wreckage. The agency is just awaiitng permission to go into the mall where they'll look for DNA and other forensic evidence that will eventually make its way back to America's top secret bomb lab - a facility that is expected to play a huge role in determining who was behind this attack.

Our Barbara Starr gained exclusive access to the lab and is OutFront with this report.

Filed under: Kenya mall attack • News • Terror Attack • Terrorism
September 25th, 2013
09:16 PM ET

Sen. Ted Cruz ends 21-hour speech, then votes with Dems

Heroic marathon man or epic time waster?

After more than 21 hours, Senator Ted Cruz finally stopped talking. Granted he hadn't slept or showered or anything else, but it was at times confusing, at times amusing, and always controversial.

Surprise! Obamacare foe Cruz votes with Democrats on spending plan

CNN's Dana Bash is OutFront.

Filed under: News • Obamacare • Politics
September 25th, 2013
09:10 PM ET

Costa Concordia captain blames faulty ship

An Italian court is calling for a new examination of the wrecked Costa Concordia - at the request of the Captain who is facing manslaughter charges for his role in the deaths of 32 people.

Costa Concordia trial judges agree to examination of wrecked ship

Now that the ship is upright, Captain Francesco Schettino thinks a tour of the cruise liner's bridge and engine room will prove that he isn't to blame.

This move could delay the trial for months. So, is it a viable defense?

OutFront: Captain Steven Werse.

Filed under: Costa Concordia • News
September 25th, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Montana rapist to go free after 31 days in jail

OutFront Update: Stacey Rambold, the Montana rapist whose teenage victim later committed suicide, has been freed from prison after 31 days.

After serving just 31 days in prison, convicted rapist Stacey Rambold is scheduled to walk out of prison a free man on Thursday.

The 54-year-old former teacher pleaded guilty to raping his 14-year-old student who then killed herself.
The case has drawn national outrage after a Montana judge suspended Rambold's entire 15-year sentence with the exception of just one month.

Our Kyung Lah has been on this story from day one and is Outfront tonight in Billings.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • Montana teen rape case • News
September 25th, 2013
08:33 PM ET

Israeli Ambassador: No longer denying the Holocaust is a pretty low bar

Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani is taking New York by storm.

He's holding meetings with the French, talking nice, but also snubbing the president of the United States who was willing to meet him, and skipping a working lunch with world leaders because alcohol was available.

OutFront: Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren.

Filed under: International • Iran • Israel • News
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