October 29th, 2013
08:50 PM ET

Protests grow over a teen killed carrying a fake rifle

Members of the Santa Rosa community are holding a funeral for a 13-year-old who was shot and killed by a California sheriff's deputy who claims he mistook the teen's pellet gun for a genuine assault rifle.

His remembrance follows a day of protests.

Hundreds of friends and neighbors in Santa Rosa took to the streets to demand justice

They are calling the tragedy a combination of unnecessary force and racism.

Dan Simon is OutFront with more.

Filed under: News
October 29th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Marine could lose career for exposing insider threat

After 13 years with the Marines, a single e-mail that many say could have saved lives is threatening to end Major Jason Brezler's career.

Brezler used his personal email account to try to warn marines that a high-ranking Afghan official was a security risk.

No one acted on Brezler's warning and three marines were killed months later.

So why is Major Brezler the only one facing backlash?

Ivan Watson has this OutFront investigation.


Filed under: Military • News • OutFront Investigation
October 29th, 2013
08:27 PM ET

Human body parts found in two water treatment plants

The Los Angeles County sheriffs department says authorities have found the upper torso of a female body in a waste water treatment plant in Basset, California, which is about 20 miles outside of Los Angeles.

Human remains found in California treatment plants

This comes just three days after human remains were found at another treatment plant about 30 miles away in Carson.

Kyung Lah is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Crime • News
October 29th, 2013
07:54 PM ET

White House ignored Obamacare website warnings

A secret report reveals that the White House knew the Obamacare website had problems weeks before the launch.

So why did the Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius say the President didn't know about the web site problems? And why were the warnings ignored?

First on CNN: Obama administration warned about health care website

OutFront: Former White House Deputy Press Secretary, Bill Burton and Communications Director at the Republican National Committee, Sean Spicer.

Filed under: News • Obamacare • Politics
October 29th, 2013
07:34 PM ET

NSA chiefs defend surveillance program

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and NSA chief General Keith Alexander testified before Congress - defending recent its surveillance program.

House committee questions spy chiefs about phone-tapping allegations

Here are some highlights from the hearing:
- Recent assertions by European media outlets that the NSA tapped tens of millions of phone calls in Europe are "completely false," NSA chief General Keith Alexander said.
Media outlets misinterpreted documents that were leaked, he said, adding that the NSA legally collected metadata from some phone calls, and the rest of the metadata came from U.S. allies.
"To be perfectly clear, this is not information that we collected on European citizens. It represents information that we, and our NATO allies, have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations," Alexander said.
- Alexander said the NSA is working to increase transparency.
"I think the greatest step in transparency that we're doing is the hiring of a civil liberties and privacy officer," he told the committee. "We take this very seriously."

OutFront: Republican Senator Rand Paul sits on both the Foreign Relations and Homeland Security committees.

Filed under: News • NSA • Politics
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