October 9th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

Father of boy who sneaked on plane: "We were asking for help"

The father of the 9-year-old Minnesota boy who sneaked past security on to a plane to Las Vegas spoke about the entire situation.

"He’s not a terrorist, he’s a 9-year-old child."

Dad of 9-year-old plane stowaway: 'He's got a behavioral problem

The child's father said that his wife reported him missing - the day after they last saw him, taking out the trash.

The boys father says he tried to get help for son - citing his checkered past.

"I don't have an angel, OK. I have a 9-year-old."

He also questioned how the child was able to sneak on to a plane undetected.

"I don't understand," he said. "You've got so (many) security checks at these airports. How can you let a 9-year-old sneak past security, get on the plane, without anyone stopping him, questioning him or anything?"

Miguel Marquez is OutFront with more.

Filed under: Boy on Flight • News
October 9th, 2013
10:10 PM ET

House gym remains open despite government shutdown

The government shutdown may have put a halt to some things around the country but rest assured - lawmakers still get to go to their taxpayer-subsidized gym on Capitol Hill.

Yet members of congress themselves are outraged that this is happening.

Turns out, it's not just the Capitol gym.

CNN's Tom Foreman has more.

Filed under: Government Shutdown • News
October 9th, 2013
10:03 PM ET

Is White House sending mix messages on piecemeal deals?

Throughout this shutdown mess, the White House has repeatedly said that the President will reject any efforts to fund the government piecemeal.

"This piecemeal approach is - it's gimmickry, and it's irresponsible," Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

Except that sometimes piecemeal approaches do work for the White House.

In that same briefing, Carney told reporters that the President would make sure families of fallen U.S. soldiers would receive death benefits.

No one can or would argue with the fact that families of our fallen troops deserve funds immediately.

But is the White House sending mixed messages?

Outfront: Virginia's Democratic Senator Tim Kaine. He's a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Filed under: Government Shutdown • News
October 9th, 2013
09:25 PM ET

Dead body in stairwell believed to be missing patient

Seventeen days ago, 57-year-old Lynne Spalding checked herself into San Francisco General Hospital and then she disappeared. Now, authorities say a body found in a stairwell at the hospital is believed to be the missing mother of two.

Woman found dead in hospital stairwell believed to be missing patient

But how does a body go unnoticed for more than two weeks?

OutFront: Dan Simon has the story.

Filed under: News
October 9th, 2013
09:13 PM ET

U.S. still looking for Benghazi attackers

The U.S. military may have had plans to seize two high-profile al Qaeda targets, including the militia leader behind the attacks on the U.S. consulate that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, but it didn't happen.

The raid in Tripoli that captured Abu Anas al Libi was supposed to remain secret for several days and now, a prime suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, may have gone into hiding.

OutFront: Nic Robertson is in Tripoli with the latest.

Filed under: Benghazi • Libya • News
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