November 7th, 2013
08:41 PM ET

Twitter soars 73% from initial offering price in market debut

Twitter's HUGE day.

The social media company's stock made a dramatic debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

While Twitter's stock was priced way above original expectations, at 26 dollars per share, it surged in its first day out of the gate.

#WOW! Twitter soars 73% in IPO

It closed at $44.90, up nearly 73 percent. But, how did Twitter earned its wings?

CNN's Erin Burnett reports.

Filed under: Markets • News • Social Media
November 7th, 2013
08:24 PM ET

California high school's Arab mascot sparks outrage

A high school in the California desert is feeling the heat for having a controversial mascot.

Not redskins. Arabs.

Some people are protesting, but defenders say they are merely celebrating their town's history.

Casey Wian is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Education • News
November 7th, 2013
08:18 PM ET

Jimmy Carter's grandson to run for governor of Georgia

Is the Carter name an asset or a liability?

The 39th President's grandson, State Senator Jason Carter, is running for governor in Georgia. Democrats say he's one of the party's strongest candidates in 2014.

Some even argue the race is now within reach for Democrats.

But will the Carter name help or hurt his candidacy?

OutFront: David Mattingly.

Filed under: News • Politics
November 7th, 2013
08:16 PM ET

President Obama apologizes for Americans losing health coverage

(CNN) - President Barack Obama apologized on Thursday to Americans whose insurance plans are being canceled due to the federal health law he championed even though he said repeatedly they could keep their coverage if they liked.

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview.

"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this," he added.


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Filed under: News • Obamacare • Politics
November 7th, 2013
01:01 PM ET

Sheriff admits flaws in search for woman found dead in hospital stairwell

How did a hospital lose track of a patient for two weeks?

That patient's family is finally getting some answers and they are troubling - after the body of 57-year-old Lynne Spaldingwas found in a stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital last month - two weeks after she'd disappeared from her room.

Exactly when and how Spalding Ford died remains a mystery. But more clues are surfacing about her final days:

September 19

Spalding Ford, 57, checks into San Francisco General Hospital for a bladder infection.

September 21

A hospital employee calls the sheriff's department in the morning and says Spalding Ford has been missing for 40 minutes, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said.
The caller also describes the patient as African-American - even though the patient is later described as Asian in a sheriff's department log book. The sheriff's department oversees security on the hospital's campus.

Authorities make a perimeter search of the hospital grounds, but deputies didn't immediately classify the woman as a missing person.
Later that day, evening shift deputies stationed at the hospital didn't get briefed about Spalding Ford from the earlier deputies.

September 25
Four days after Spalding Ford's disappearance, the San Francisco Police Department asks the sheriff's department to pull surveillance video to see if there are any images of the patient leaving.


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Filed under: Crime • Justice • News