October 30th, 2013
08:42 PM ET

Violence, murder on the rise in Iraq

The headlines coming out of Iraq today are about car bombs, suicide bombers and violent murder in the streets.

Nearly two years after the U.S. pulled its troops out of the country, violence is overwhelming. More than 6,000 people have been killed in Iraq this year alone, including more than 350 this month.

Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: International • Iraq • News
October 30th, 2013
08:18 PM ET

Sanford police chief bans guns in neighborhood watch after Zimmerman case

More than a year-and-a half after George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the Sanford police chief is shaking things up, making changes to the controversial neighborhood watch program where Zimmerman volunteered.

Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last July in the controversial case that spurred a national discussion on guns, self-defense and excessive force.

David Mattingly is Outfront with the story.

Filed under: Justice • News • Zimmerman Case
October 30th, 2013
02:03 PM ET

American coaching Iran's national soccer team

In Iran, an American is helping the country's national soccer team, which qualified for next year's world cup.

Why an american chose to coach in Iran?

Erin Burnett asked Reza Sayah why the coach decided to go to Iran.

Filed under: International • News • Sports
October 30th, 2013
12:55 PM ET

Rand Paul threatens to put a hold on Yellen nomination

The Kentucky Republican said in a statement that he intends to put a hold on the nomination unless his legislation to have audits of the Fed is brought to a vote as well.

"The American people have a right to know what this institution is doing with the nation's money supply," said Paul. "The Federal Reserve does not need prolonged secrecy - it needs to be audited, and my bipartisan Federal Reserve Transparency Act will do just that."

The Fed's finances are subject to audits and it reports all financial transactions. But under current law, government auditors are specifically prohibited from examining monetary policy deliberations and decisions.

The legislation would remove that prohibition. It is strongly opposed by the Fed and many economists who fear it would encroach on the central bank's independence.


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Filed under: Federal Reserve • News • Politics
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