October 10th, 2013
09:49 PM ET

K9s for Warriors: Shelter dogs helping veterans with PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects millions of Americans.

While it's very difficult to treat, one woman's IDEA for a treatment may not be intuitive, but it is becoming increasingly popular.
It doesn't require any drugs, has no side effects, and boasts a success rate of 97 percent.
Skeptical? So were some of the people it's now helping.

Erin Burnett reports.

Filed under: Animals • I.D.E.A. • Veterans
October 10th, 2013
09:35 PM ET

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden receives "Integrity in Intelligence" award

Edward Snowden, the man responsible for leaking top-secret intelligence is actually being honored by four former U.S. officials.

They traveled to Moscow, where Snowden has been hiding since August to give him the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence.

But Snowden is still wanted by the U.S. government.

Outfront: Former covert CIA operative Valerie Plame. You recall her cover was notoriously blown in 2003 by a member of the Bush administration.

She's the author of the new book, "Blowback."

Filed under: News • NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
October 10th, 2013
09:09 PM ET

Rep. Jeb Hensarling: Nothing is off the table

A debt ceiling deal could be in sight and the markets celebrate.

The Dow posted its biggest gain this year, as lawmakers talk of an end to some of the stalemate in Washington.

House Republicans just finished their meeting with President Obama. So what exactly did they accomplish?

OutFront: Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling, who was at the White House with President Obama. Hensarling is also the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Filed under: Debt Ceiling • Government Shutdown • News • Politics
October 10th, 2013
08:23 PM ET

Shutdown threatens veteran benefits: 3.8M vets waiting for disability checks

Capitol dysfunction is now hurting the men and women who have risked their lives for this country. Millions of wounded veterans are due a combined $6 billion worth of benefits in November.

But as long as the shutdown continues, the checks won't go out.

Barbara Starr is OutFront.

Filed under: Government Shutdown • News • Veterans
October 10th, 2013
05:15 PM ET

Body found in hospital stairwell identified as missing patient

A patient's family is demanding answers after it was confirmed Thursday that the body found in a hospital stairwell is that of a San Francisco woman who vanished from her hospital room two weeks ago.

Body found in hospital stairwell is missing patient, examiner says

Fifty-seven-year-old Lynne Spalding checked herself into San Francisco General Hospital on September 19th for a bladder infection. Two days later, she disappeared.

The hospital says it does not know how the body ended up in the staircase.

"It's very concerning," Rachael Kagan, a spokeswoman for San Francisco General Hospital, told CNN affiliate KTVU. "We're distressed and don't know what happened. It's our top priority to find out."

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Investigators are trying to figure out how this mother of two could vanish in the midst of treatment and end up in a stairwell at the city's busiest hospital.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says the investigation will review security systems that cover the city’s hospitals and their surrounding areas. The investigation will also address hospital staff training and will include a full assessment of job duties.

“This should not have happened, and we all agree, and we want to prevent it from happening again," Lee said.

David Perry, a friend of Lynne Spalding joins Erin Burnett OutFront tonight at 7pm ET.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET on CNN

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