October 18th, 2013
10:09 PM ET

Is Kathleen Sebelius to blame for Obamacare website meltdown?

An official from the department of health and human services tells CNN that the glitch filled Obamacare enrollment website will be coming down this weekend for maintenance.

This announcement comes on the same day that new problems with the rollout were exposed and an official from the Health and Human Services Department said Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will not be available to answer questions at a congressional hearing next week on what went wrong.

Republicans continue to call for Secretary Sebelius to be fired.

So who should be held accountable for these problems?

OutFront: Sean Spicer – the Communications Director at the Republican National Committee and John Avlon – the executive editor for The Daily Beast.

Filed under: News • Obamacare • Politics
October 18th, 2013
09:41 PM ET

Martin MacNeil neighbor describes tub death scene

Prosecutors in the Martin MacNeill murder trial brought in a bathtub into court to demonstrate how a former Utah doctor, charged with his wife's murder - found her body.

MacNeill murder trial: Did Utah doctor kill his wife?

Prosecutors say Dr. MacNeill gave his wife Michele a deadly mixture of prescription drugs so he could continue an affair.

Jean Casarez is outfront with the story.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • MacNeill murder trial
October 18th, 2013
09:27 PM ET

Video show Dallas officer shooting mentally ill man standing with arms at his side

Officers had initially said the man, 53-year-old Bobby Gerald Bennett, had advanced on them with a knife in the moments before they opened fire.

But the Dallas Police Department has not dropped the charges against Bennett and new surveillance video seems to tell an entirely different story.

Kyung Lah is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • News
October 18th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Boston bombing survivor: "We can't change what happened"

(CNN) – "We just watched the marathon and then boom."

On April 15, Jarrod Clowery, a 35-year-old carpenter and his three friends were at the Boston Marathon when they heard an explosion. Clowery and his friends were only a few feet away from the second explosion when it went off. While they all survived, each of his friends lost a leg in the blast.

It's been six months since three people were killed and more than 260 were injured.

CNN's Erin Burnett spoke to Clowery about his life after the bombings.

Boston bombing survivor heads home

"I had a bit of a tough time when I got out of the hospital readjusting to normal life," Clowery says. "But recently in the past few months, I've been getting healthier."

Clowery was severely injured by the bomb that went off outside The Forum restaurant. All of his limbs were hit by shrapnel, hearing in his left ear has diminished by 20% and he's lost hearing altogether in his right ear.

Burnett asked Clowery how his friends are dealing with their injuries:

"One of my friends said we're going to be normal; it's just going to be a different kind of normal."

"You know those guys, they can't just get up and go like they did. And they still got a lot of healing to do."

Boston bomb survivor: "I am truly blessed human being"

Clowery's three friends each lost their leg.

"I'm walking and I'm talking and I get to do some great things to help people," Clowery says. "My friends they got a lot worse injuries then I did but they're in good spirits also."

Boston bomb survivor speaks out

Since leaving the rehabilitation facility in May, Clowery's days have been filled with working out at the gym, coaching his son's football team and starting a foundation called Hero's Hearts foundation.

Clowery says the foundation will recognize what he call 'real heroes' - first responders who don't get the recognition they deserve.

One Fund Boston to distribute nearly $61 million to marathon victims

The One Fund Boston, a nonprofit created to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, gave Clowery $735,000.

Clowery has used the money to help a few friends, his son and his foundation.

"I want to be very careful with that money to make sure that it goes out the same way that it came in - that's positive."

Clowery tells Burnett he doesn't think about Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspects behind the Boston marathon bombings.

"Their story is their story," Clowery says. "It happened, it's got to be reported and I just choose not to get involved. I think, me and the other survivors have a chance to change things a bit by not giving them any recognition."

Clowery tells Burnett he is not planning to follow the trial.

Clowery says he can't run away from what happened. Every time he tells his story of the bombing, he replays that moment in his mind - the moment he was on top of a railing and was hit by the blast.

"We can't change what happened, but we can expose the good things that have happened whether it's my foundation, or the progress that some of the other survivors are making."

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Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • News
October 18th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Secret recordings released in the Missouri teen rape case

The mother of a 14 year-old alleged rape victim has released audio tapes of the conversations she had with the county prosecutor who dismissed the case.

Melinda Coleman says the tapes prove she and her daughter, Daisy Coleman cooperated with authorities and only invoked their 5th amendment rights after the felony charges were dropped.

But do the tapes conclusively prove the prosecutor dropped the ball?

George Howell is Outfront with the story.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • Missouri Rape Case • News
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